Author Archives: admin

Alcohol is a Drug

When we talk about dangerous substances that would destroy our body, the first thing that would come to our mind is cocaine, heroin, crystal meth, ecstasy, oxycodone or other harmful substances that we consider illegal. But somehow, many of us would forget a very dangerous substance that is common to all of us – alcohol! Because alcohol is legal, we tend to forget that alcohol can kill and can lead to irreversible health issues.

Drinking alcohol is a widely accepted habit. Sometimes, refusing a drink would mark you as an antisocial. Drinking alcohol is also glamorized by celebrities and actors and actresses. Most of all, drinking alcohol is considered as a great way to unwind and relax. Alcohol is often glamorized and worshipped that people end up forgetting or ignoring the dangers of alcohol.

But the truth is alcohol is a drug – a very dangerous one. It can destroy your body, career, family and everything else that matters to you. Most of all, alcohol drag you to your demise or cause harm to others around you such as strangers, friend or family.

Long-term alcohol addiction would lead to severe health consequences. It damages your organs, especially the liver, kidneys, heart and brain. It also leads to other health issues like hypertension, liver diseases, heart diseases and many other debilitating diseases. In worst cases, it would lead to death. The only way to end this addiction is through intervention, from family, friends or drug rehabilitation center Laguna Beach.

Long-term alcohol addiction isn’t the only thing that would lead to severe consequences. Even a single night of drunkenness can lead to a disaster that can ruin your or other people’s lives. Driving drunk could lead to a fatal car accident. It could also lead to long prison term. Under the influence of alcohol could also lead to domestic abuse or other crimes.

Drinking alcohol, whether it is habitual, heavy or light drinking, is never a glamorous thing. Alcohol is dangerous. It is a drug. It affects our health and body and lowers our bodily functions and motor skills, which may lead to dangerous situations. But if you can’t help but drink, then make sure to at least drink moderately.

Difference Between A Good Mechanic and A Bad Mechanic

When looking for a mechanic, it is important you know to differentiate the difference between a good mechanic and a bad mechanic. There are a few ways you can differentiate a good and a bad mechanic.

What a good mechanic will do…

A good mechanic will explain everything. A good mechanic will want their customers to understand situation, the problem and all the solution a customer can take. They would want their customers to make an intelligent decision based on the explanations they have given.

A good mechanic will clearly state the rates and prices of their products and services. They will never surprise their clients with unnecessary fees. They will be honest and up front when giving estimates. Furthermore, they will have precise pricing breakdowns so that their customers will not be misinformed or confused.

A good mobile mechanic Denver will always be friendly and helpful, whether you are just asking for a question or in need of a car repair or service. They will provide courteous and professional to their clients all the time.

A good mechanic would always have a decent shop. The shop would have comfortable chairs and a lounge for customers to stay. Sometimes, they would have a TV set, magazines, snacks and drinks. They would think about the customers’ comfort as they wait for their cars to be fixed.

Most of all, a good mechanic would be excellent at his craft. He is certified, knowledgeable and skilled. He can service any type or make of vehicle. Furthermore, he will not turn his back on a customer if he could help it.

A bad mechanic on the other hand will…

A bad mechanic will not give proper explanations. Instead, they would use scary lines and phrases that would make customers feel paranoid thinking that their car is a few moments away from breaking down. Instead of encouraging customers, they would discourage them and tell customers that their car is hopeless unless they do this and that.

A bad mechanic will never be clear about their pricing. They will provide vague explanations as to why your repair is priced expensively. They will dodge your questions and would instead threaten customers and scare them. They would also suddenly come up with unreasonable repairs just to shell out more money from their customers.

A bad mechanic will have non-existent customer service. They are rude, cranky and unreasonable. Furthermore, they might miss on deadlines and provide low quality service.

Got Fooled!

I just read another revolting yet amazing article online. According to the article, a regular gas man in London was able to capture a monster rat… a 4 foot monster rat. Looking at the picture, I felt a little bit queasy. It was really huge. A 4 foot rat is like the size of an average dog. It would scare the lights out of any sane person… even rodent control services might feel fear when they see this rat.

At the back of my mind, I was thinking what would happen to me or my family when we such rat would invade our home. Most likely, it would scare us witless. There’s a huge chance I would run away in fright or stand still… frozen and would not know what to do. The ladies in the house would surely scream like girls or faint. But with my mother… there would be war. And it would be a grueling battle.

When I thought this article was legit, I then saw another article debunking the 4 foot monster rat. At start I thought they were just haters who cannot accept the truth. You see, there are a lot of fellows over the internet who cannot accept the things they see online. There would be people who would disprove others just because they don’t believe them.

But then I realize, their arguments sounded valid. They said that it was just a camera trick! It was a matter of perspective. That’s why the rat in the image looked ginormous. Other pest control experts, photographers and even a UCL professor showed valid exampled and explanations explaining their reason as to why they think the 4 foot rat was just a hoax.

Yup! The first article I read really fooled me. I really thought the 4 foot rat was legit. I even shared it on Facebook and told some Facebook friends that this must be real. Now, I realize I just made a fool of myself. I got fooled! And whoever made that image really fooled a lot of people.

Now that I think of it, we are lucky a 4 foot rat doesn’t exist. Because if it does exist, it would be extremely dangerous for us if 4 foot rats roam the city streets and enter homes. Aside from the damage or sicknesses they might bring, they might cause injuries – injuries that might maim anyone.

Scientists say 4 foot rats wouldn’t be impossible in the future, but I do hope I won’t live long enough to see that happen.

The Rats In New York

According to article I have read, a lot of New Yorkers are raising their voice of complaints regarding the huge growth of rat population in the city. For this year, the city has received over 20,000 complaints from residents.

One New Yorker even said that the rats are taking over the Big Apple. I have been in New York before and I definitely saw a lot of rats in the city, especially in the downtown New York and the ghettos. You would even see them stand upright and greet you while twitching their nose. Seeing one would surely freak you out because these rats are used to humans. They have the guts to run around the city and walk amidst the crowd. What makes them scarier is the fact that these rats are not afraid of anything at all! If you live in New York, you would probably see hundreds of rats in your lifetime. I am not trying to slander the Big Apple here OK. I am just stating the fact… the fact that there are lots of rats in the city. Estimates say that there are about 2 million rats living in the city. Others would say it is close to 8 million and there are still others who would say there’s at least one rat for every person living in the city. If it comes to the latter, then that’s a huge, huge number of rats.

In my opinion, it is not a surprise why there are lots of rats in NEW YORK. First and foremost, New York is one of the most populous city in the country and given the fact that rats coexist with humans, then there’s no doubt that there would be plenty of rats in the city. Second, there’s a huge sewer system underneath the city, in which most rats breed and stay. Third, New York trash problem, which becomes a rich buffet for these rodents. Most of all, the public health officials are still unable to find the perfect solution against this scourge.

Good thing I have long left the Big Apple. If I was still living there, then maybe I would still be plagued with rats. If and if only if there are rats in the place I am currently living in, I know there’s nothing to be worried about. This is because I can always rely on rodent pest control Huntington Beach to take care of it.

What I Learned About Engine Oil Additives

Just the other day, my friends and I were having a discussion about cars. Although I have no car for I prefer public transport to save money, I was still able to join the discussion because I have some knowledge about cars. This is thanks to the information I have gathered from various articles I have read and second hand information I got from other people. I guess you could say I am not ignorant about cars.

Everything was going well since we were able to voice our opinions and share the knowledge we had. Unfortunately, things got out of hand when one of my friends moved the topic to diesel engine oil additives. They became stubborn with their opinions since they have different point of views when it comes to the best engine oil additive. This time, I can’t join their fiery arguments since I have no car and I have no information about oil additives.

When I came home that night, I became more interested about oil additives, especially when I saw my friends arguing about it. I turned on my laptop and began researching about oil additives.

It turns out there are different kinds of oil additives in the market and they are all claiming to be the best. They boast of the benefits they bring and have various convincing testimonials. I learned a lot from what I have read. I learned that oil additives may be natural or synthetic. I learned that the benefits range from improving the viscosity of the engine oil to reducing fuel consumption. I also learned that there are oil benefits that can clean the engine and while there are others that may bring harm to the engine instead.

Wow. There’s so much I need to learn about engine oil additives. Maybe, by the time I buy my own car I might have decided which engine oil additive I would use.

The Pope Joke

The Pope goes to New York, and gets picked up at the airport by a limousine. He looks at the beautiful car and says to the driver, “You know, I hardly ever get to drive. Would you please let me?”

The driver is understandably hesitant and says, “I’m sorry, but I don’t think I’m supposed to do that.”

But the Pope persists, “Please?”

The driver finally lets up, “Oh, alright, I can’t really say no to the Pope.”

So the Pope takes the wheel, and boy, is he a speed demon! He hits the gas and goes around 100 mph in a 45 zone. A policeman notices and pulls him over. The cop walks up and asks the Pope to wind the window down. Startled and surprised, the young officer asks the Pope to wait a minute. He goes back to his patrol car and radios the chief.

Cop: Chief, I have a problem.

Chief: What sort of problem?

Cop: Well, you see, I pulled over this guy for driving way over the speed limit, but it’s someone really important.

Chief: Important like the mayor?

Cop: No, no, much more important than that.

Chief: Important like the governor?

Cop: Way more important than that.

Chief: Like the president?

Cop: Much more important.

Chief: “Who’s more important than the president?”

Cop: “I don’t know but he has the Pope DRIVING for him!”

Why A Business Fails


Many businesses end up being failures and there are many reasons why it happens. The biggest reason why businesses fail is poor management – the owners lack expertise, knowledge/understanding and skills in particular business related areas like finance, employee management, production, purchasing and many others. Fortunately, it is easy to avoid this pitfall by simply admitting to yourself what you lack then seek help, educate yourself and learn so that you can avert the failure of your business.

Neglect can also be a reason for downfall and that is the second most know reason for failed businesses. A business is not something you can just put up and leave to operate on its own. It has to be taken cared of regularly. You have to study and study, especially about your market, your customer and many other data that would keep your business afloat.

A common reason why a business fails is insufficient capital. In running a business, a good amount of money is needed. The amount should be enough not just to start the business but to make it stay in operation for a long time. In other words, you need to prepare enough funds to cover the costs until your sales would be enough to pay for it.

A business may fail if you have zero business plans. You know, when it comes to running a business you should have a plan to make sure your business runs efficiently. You need a plan on how you could face potential problems. You need a plan on how you could manage your business’ finances. You need a plan against your competition. You need a plan for marketing and promotions. You need a plan for many other business related issues.

Location is vital in putting up a business. A good location will enable a business to thrive and survive while a poor choice of location will lead to a business’ downfall even with good management. When choosing a location consider the traffic, accessibility, customers, competitors, parking, lighting, condition of the building, history and community.

Last possible reason that could lead to a failed business is not adapting to the latest trend in marketing. Nowadays, it is the age of small business online marketing services and a lot of businesses still can’t see how effective this is when it comes to getting customers. And usually, those who failed to see its effectiveness end up losing customers, losing profit and losing their businesses.

Anyone who has experienced losing their business would understand what I would say next. Losing a business is a huge heartbreaking moment. This is why as much as possible avoid it from ever happening.

Affordability an Issue in Buying Cars Today

It is true that we are seeing signs of improvement in our economy and that a lot of people are now having jobs. But still, this doesn’t change the fact that it is still difficult to afford a new car. Even leasing a car is quite costly.

Many of my friends and acquaintances still cannot afford to buy a new car… especially with the pay they have.  Even I had a difficult time acquiring a new car, which is why I understand their concerns with the costs of a car as well as the maintenance and operational costs they would have to take care each month once they finally have a car.

I strongly believe affordability will be a huge issue for most individuals looking for cars today. Many are having a tough time trying to manage their finances, especially if they have other important bills to pay like mortgages, student loans and bank loans.

Furthermore, there’s the issue of rising prices.

Each and every new car that rolls out is becoming more and more expensive as they come with more and more features. And a lot of buyers are put off because of the expensive price tags of new vehicles.

If car manufacturers continue to disregard this, they are sure going to lose their customers in the long run.

What Questions You Should Ask To Movers

Moving Company Reviews

The challenge when it comes to moving is to know which questions you should ask. If you don’t know what to ask, chances are you would go around in circles. Round and round you go. Just asking any questions without getting the answers you need to make that right decision. Furthermore, if you don’t know what questions to ask, definitely you would have difficulties in assessing whether this company is suitable for you or your plan to move.

Fortunately, I have listed down several questions you should when you are interviewing or speaking with movers.


How long have you been in business?

Of course, you should ask movers about this. The rule of thumb when it comes to moving companies is the more years they have in service, the more skills and experience they have in moving. And obviously, if they have been in this business for many years, then that means they must be doing good and a lot of people trust them.


Are you registered or do you have a registration number?

Asking for the registration number is like asking whether they are a legit moving company or not. If they don’t have a registration number or would fail to provide one, then there’s a huge chance that they are illegitimate. And if you move with an illegitimate moving company, you would have no way to go after them once they run away with your money or something similar.


What are your rates and do you have additional fees?

Asking for rates is a natural thing to do. In fact, this should not be forgotten. Hiring moving services means you need for it. And if you don’t know their rates or additional fees, you would compromise not only yourself and pocket but also your belongings. There are a lot of companies that would take your belongings hostage if you don’t pay them you know. KEEP THIS IN MIND!


Are you insured?

When you move, you need protection. That kind of protection is what we call “INSURANCE”. The moving company has to be insured so that in case your belongings or home is damaged, they got it covered.


Do you have complaints against you?

Many moving companies would say they don’t have any complaints against them, but it won’t hurt asking this question.


Can you provide any referrals?

Legitimate and reliable moving companies would always provide referrals of their happy customers. They would also help you by giving you information regarding where you could find moving company reviews Denver.

Worrying Too Much Would Not Help Your Move

Denver Moving Company

It is not easy to move, especially since moving is an arduous process that involves a lot of things like calling the movers Denver, packing your belongings, cleaning your house, throwing unnecessary stuff and deciding when is the best time for you to move. And since moving is a difficult thing, a lot of people would end up having to struggle. They would find themselves rubbing their head because it is already aching thanks to the stressful experience they have to face.

But in my opinion, there’s no need to be stressed about moving. Yes, it is difficult and there are a lot of things to take care of, but there’s no need to dwell on those things. The more you dwell on the difficulties the more stressful it becomes. So relax man! You would only make things even worse if you think too much of your move.

So how worse is worse?

Picture this out, you are about to move, but you are worrying about the huge piano on your living room… more particularly, how would you be able to move it out of your house and in to the new one. Dwelling too much on this problem would not solve the problem. In fact, you are just giving yourself an additional worry and to be honest the solution to this problem would not come from you. You just need to talk to your mover and discuss this problem. Surely, they can provide you an effective solution, which they always do.

More often than not, the problems you worry too much about your move are self-inflicted. Like for instance, you are worrying about the possibility that your vases, fragile and important items might be damaged during the move. If you don’t want to worry about this, then you should pack and secure them yourself until you are satisfied they wouldn’t get damaged.

So, if you are about to move you shouldn’t worry too much because worrying too much would not help at all.