Anker over Apple’s charger

Anker PowerPort III mini

When I upgraded to the iPhone 13 Pro Max via Globe Postpaid, I knew I needed to invest in some accessories as the unit will only include the cable but not the charger and headphones. Before the pandemic, I got myself an Airpods Pro that was replaced twice thankfully for free due to a known defect, and a flat Qi wireless charger which I got really cheap that stays at home. While I got used to just carrying the cable with me and using my laptop to charge my iPhone, on several occasions I was dead-bat because I don’t have a USB-C brick or I have no device to attach the USB-C cable to. And so I’ve been eyeing on getting the better and more affordable Apple alternatives, particularly from Anker.

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Shocked by this G-Shock

September ended with life throwing lots of surprises and even more shocking news. Yes, I’ve been very busy but the same month thankfully I was able to privately celebrate my birthday with loved ones and took the opportunity to take a break and reward myself, my wrist actually, with my first CasiOak. It’s what fans termed the now classic Casio G-Shock GA2100-1A1 that bears similar designs to the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak, as both watches share an octagon bezel with a round crystal and stick-shaped hour markers. Lucky to have caught it at a shockingly low price!

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Love Me Marie’s Dish Please out now!

My youngest son, Kirk Marcus, who plays drums and guitars for his band Love Me Marie, has officially released their first single Dish Please on Spotify and Apple Music. The over 3-minute track, which is a funny take on the supposed “struggle” of having to be the one in the family to be doing the dishes, is an easy tune about the chore most of us hate in our teen years perhaps even now as adults but do it anyway unless you want to get the ire of your parents.

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Turn Back the Clock with These Fun Retro Party Ideas

A retro party is a throwback to the old days, when people didn’t have much to worry about. These days, we have so many things to worry about. We’re always thinking about our jobs, our families, and our responsibilities. It’s no wonder that we’ve forgotten how to have fun! We need something that will remind us of the good times and take us back to a time when life was simpler.

A retro party is just what you need!

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Expenses versus budgets

You just got your paycheck, so now what? You’d think you just need to pay bills that are nearly due and it’ll all be good. You then spend the rest of your money on a shopping spree or treat friends on night outs because, well you think to yourself you deserve it. Of course, you do. Problem is, you end up with what’s little left from the splurge, which most of the time is no longer enough to cover your expenses until the next payday. That dominoes to overdue rentals or utilities, missed payments, and worst, having to borrow just to make ends meet. Thing is, this happens because you’re just merely spending, equating money to expenses, but then you can change that to the better habit of budgeting.

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The gym versus the books

It’s the first week of 2022 and aside from the spike in COVID-19 infections, thus the expected return of quarantine restrictions, there’s a soaring demand for or lack of vegetables in the market, at least in our area. It’s as if we all got tired of reheating leftover food and suddenly have this weird craving for healthier meals. Anything that’s not grilled, or sauced, or sweet. The veggies, perhaps a prelude to our seemingly unending journey to lose the weight we gained from the past holiday binging. Or the gym that we’re not really fond of signing up to but go to anyway to prep up for summer. And why can’t we get our old waistline back just by lounging and reading books?

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Rapport versus selling

The biggest challenge for a salesperson is how to not sound like one when spilling spiels. That’s because “people love to buy, but hate to be sold to.” That means most customers would want to do their shopping undisturbed. One of the many reasons why e-commerce locally has seen record-breaking growth, especially since the pandemic lockdown started last year. But this came with a price of people getting scammed easily of their hard-earned money and having more trust issues with online sellers. Which makes it more important these days for telesales professionals to focus on rapport-building, at least during the first few interactions, than traditional selling with which we’ve been trained to close the deal every chance we get.

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What to Know Before Moving to Ottawa

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Canada’s capital city may not be one of its most popular tourist destinations, especially when compared to places like Montreal, Banff, Victoria, and Vancouver, but as one of North America’s fastest growing cities, there are many reasons so many people are choosing to buy one of the Ottawa homes for sale to make their move. If you’re one of them, here’s what you need to know.

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