For my mother’s birthday, I wanted to do something really nice for her. I thought about all of the things I could buy her or the places I could take her, and one that popped into my head was a spa. She needed a day for rest and relaxation, and a spa would be the perfect place for it. I found just the right spot that would give her a manicure and pedicure in Singapore, along with other things that would make my mom feel like she was sitting in heaven for a day. I had to keep my gift to my mom a secret, so I didn’t tell anyone.
In order to get my mother to the spa without her finding out where we were going, I put a blindfold over her and told her that I was going to take her to get her present. She kept asking me along the way where we were going and I told her not to worry about it. She almost took the blindfold off a couple of times, but I’d stopped her just before she was able to do it. It’s amazing how persistent she was about taking off the blindfold. Eventually we got to the spa location and I had to help her out of the car because she was still wearing the blindfold.
When my mother saw that I took her to a spa, she started jumping for joy. She had been wanting to go to a spa for a long time, but never got around to it. While she was getting the manicure and pedicure done, she couldn’t help but smile and sigh in relief. I don’t think she’s ever gotten a pedicure or manicure in her entire life, but she will probably want to get one every week now that’s she’s been to the spa.
I was just on my way to work at a place that does move in cleaning for Singapore, oddly right in front of the office of a chiropractor that I knew because of a charity that our wives were involved in. The guy actually pulled into the parking lot while I was standing there looking at my car and trying to figure out how bad I was hurt. He put on a pair of latex gloves and looked at me and the woman that had hit me. I told him that I had hurt my knee, but that it still worked even if it hurt quite a bit. I know for a fact that the lady had been looking at her phone when she hit me and I was rather mad at her. Continue reading
I am so busy taking care of my daughters and working that I had to hire a part time helper in Singapore where I moved to. My new boss often asks me to work long hours, so when I do get home, I need to spend time with my two teen girls. I do have some free time on the weekends, and that would not be possible if I did not hire someone to help out. I have had no interest in getting married again anytime soon, and this was the only way I knew how to bring balance to my life. It is working out for me and the girls quite nicely.
My first marriage was not a good one. He was mentally abusive, and I took too long getting out of that situation. I felt fine before I married him, but I didn’t really know how to interpret those signs as easily as I do now. Continue reading
My daughter and I chose to visit Orchard manicure because we’d been putting serious effort into finding just the right place to have her nails done. She’s moving into her final year of school and of course that means professional photos for her yearbook. We’re from the States and we are here for work so my daughter goes to a school filled with American students. I’m not sure if the local schools do yearbooks, but my daughter’s school does and we want the pictures to come out just right. You only get one chance to take your senior photos after all.
We found a place to do her hair and make up but still needed to get her a great manicure as many of her pictures will contain her hands in prominent shots. Continue reading