20 July 2017

What Makes a Good Seafood Restaurant?

Do you have a taste for seafood? If this is the case, you will need to decide where you are going to do your dining. Every town has a variety of seafood restaurants to choose from. However, the quality of the food that you will find at these places will vary greatly. Therefore, you should never assume that all of the places that serve seafood will provide you the same quality of food. This is why you should really take the time to research a place to eat if you are serious about finding the highest quality seafood in your area. Here are the things you should look for.

1. Where has the chef worked in the past?

You should check out the level of experience that the chef has. This will give you some idea about how much skill the chef has. You need to find a seafood restaurant that has a master chef who has been working full-time for at least five years. You should also pay very close attention to the specific restaurants the chef has been employed by in the past.

2. You should look closely at the menu of the restaurant to make sure they serve what you want.

Not all seafood places will serve the same dishes. You will also find that some similar dishes are prepared differently depending on the restaurant. The way they are prepared will often depend on what part of the country the restaurant is located in. For example, seafood restaurants in Allen TX might serve their dishes with spicy sauce. Most restaurants will have their menus listed on their websites. Take a look at this so you do not waste your time going to a place that does not serve what you want.

3. Does the seafood restaurant offer frequent specials?

It's always nice to find a seafood restaurant where you can save some money and get a good meal at the same time. Therefore, you should take a look to find out which seafood restaurants offer specials on a regular basis. You can save a great deal of money if you choose to eat your meals at the right time.

4. What sort of reviews has the restaurant received?

Read some online reviews of the seafood places in your area. You will be able to get an idea about the quality of the food they serve.

23 June 2017

The Fisher Mall VIP Cinema Experience

I was so happy to finally see the much raved about movie, Wonder Woman.

Usually, we watch at the regular cinema of Fisher Mall. A ticket costs Php250. This time, we decided to try the mall's VIP Cinema. It's kind of like the business class of movie houses.

For twice the price, we get:
  • A large drink each, soda or iced tea
  • Option of coffee
  • Unlimited popcorn at the push of a button on the table that has cupholders
  • Recliner armchairs where we could put our feet up
  • Woolly blankets wrapped individually in pouches, I didn't know where to place the thin pouches, though

It was quite comfy. The temperature was low so we all used the blankets. I wore my jacket. Although the movie already started while the lights were still on, it was an enjoyable experience. The kids liked it! I wonder if they will still want to watch in the regular cinemas. Uh-oh!

07 June 2017

3 Ways to Work Your Ideas Into The Construction of Your Home

The process of getting your home built can take months. And, in that time, you have every right to change your mind on unbuilt aspects. However, there are right and wrong ways to work your ideas into the construction of your home. And this article details each one of them.

Go Directly to the Crew Foreman

A construction crew foreman oversees the entirety of work from their contractors and construction workers. Therefore, they would be the head honcho; the one in charge of everything. To ensure your ideas are heard and implemented, go directly to the crew foreman. In some cases, a foreman would be your head architect. These bosses would be happy to hear your suggestions. But make sure it’s off hours, when they have time to listen and respond without being rushed. Never wander onto a construction site to talk to the foreman. You might find yourself kicked off really quick.

Host Brainstorm Sessions with Your Architect

When your architect has some free time to talk and brainstorm, ask them for a session to express your ideas and possibly work those ideas into the main design of your home. Sure, it is your house, but they are in charge. Therefore, they would know the best ideas based on realistic specifications and safety measures. It might be hard to let someone else take control of where you live, but you need to remember that architects and contractors are there to help you accomplish your dream home. Let them work. They know exactly what they are doing.

Go a Little DIY with Interior and Exterior Designs

If you have a difficult time handing over the design reins to someone else, do a bit of DIY interior and exterior designs after your home is done. No need to hire professionals when you can do it yourself, right? Or, if you still want to DIY your design projects, simply ask an interior designer for advice. You can pay by the hour, gather a few tips, and implement some of their ideas into the final designs of your home d├ęcor.

If you are the type of person who expects every hired professional to cater to your whims, then hiring someone to build your home might be a bad idea. However, if you are open minded to others working their magic with your construction projects, then by all means, hire awesome, reliable professionals and collaborate over the creation of your dream home.

06 June 2017

Neutrogena T/Gel To Combat Dandruff

I've had dandruff for the longest time. This topic might make you go "Ewww!" So, stop reading right now if it does. 

There were some brands of anti-dandruff shampoo that worked for me... For a while. Then, they seem to lose efficacy. Like Vaseline. 

I hoped it wouldn't be that way with this. I learned about Neutrogena T/Gel in S&R, when an employee there told me it's efficient. But, there was no stock at that time.

The, finally, I got ahold of a bottle one day.

It was written on the box that it "starts working after just one use". But, I haven't proven that because my scalp was still itchy. I wondered how long I must use it before it takes effect. 

The color of the shampoo is not attractive. It smells of medicine. I didn't expect my hair to be soft after using it. There was even a conditioner version of it.

After a month of using it every day, I still felt that I have dandruff. I switched back to a normal shampoo. I just use it whenever my scalp is itchy. I felt it was better that way. 

When it's finished, I don't think I will buy it again. I will be off to try another kind of anti-dandruff treatment shampoo care of the salon I frequent.

19 April 2017

The Importance of Removing Mold From Your Crawl Space

Mold is devastating to your home and health. However, many homeowners don’t know where to look for mold, so they don’t know if they need mold removal services. One of the most common areas of the home where mold grows is the crawl space. Below is more information about why removing mold from your crawl space is so important.

Why Does Mold Form in Crawl Spaces?

Out of all of the places in your home for mold to form, why does it grow so often in crawl spaces? One of the main reasons is because of water buildup or dampness. Mold thrives in damp areas, and many crawl spaces provide the perfect breeding ground. Also, mold growth here often goes unchecked because many homeowners don’t treat their crawl spaces as part of their actual homes. As a result, they never check it for mold growth.

Health Hazard

Another big reason to remove mold from your crawl space is because it’s a health hazard. When mold grows in here, it starts to contaminate the air. This air can travel upward and infect the air that you breath every day.

In fact, the Environmental Protection Agency says that nearly 50 percent of the air inside of your home comes from the crawl space or basement. This is because warm air rises and escapes via the roof. Then it’s replaced with the cool air from the crawl space or basement. As the air circulates into the house, it brings mold spores with it.

Structural Damage

Besides causing you harm, mold also causes damage to the structure of your house. Mold can destroy the wood studs that act as the foundation for your home. Once the wood suffers damage, it puts the entire integrity of your home at risk. In some cases, the home becomes unlivable, so the wood studs have to be replaced.

Mold is a silent killer. To make matters worse, most homeowners aren’t even aware of the mold in their crawl spaces. Consider having a professional check your crawl space for mold growth. You may find that it needs waterproofing to prevent future mold growth.
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