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Read this Before You Talk about Marriage


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By: Elena Grace Flores

Marriage
Marriage (Photo credit: Lel4nd)

We all have different ideas about marriage – but this one I think, is the right definition of marriage because it is not just for you. It’s for other people that you care about – that is extended to the people whom your loved one cares about. Marriage should be for selfless desire. Don’t know why? Read this in full:

This Recently Married Man Just Realized Marriage Is Not For Him. You Have To Read What He Wrote.

By: http://www.viralnova.com

Marriage Isn’t For You

Having been married only a year and a half, I’ve recently come to the conclusion that marriage isn’t for me.

Now before you start making assumptions, keep reading.

I met my wife in high school when we were 15 years old. We were friends for ten years until…until we decided no longer wanted to be just friends. :) I strongly recommend that best friends fall in love. Good times will be had by all. http://www.viralnova.com/marriage-is-not-for-you/

 



Look around you. Have you seen minors roaming around the streets desperately begging for anything that you can give? Do you hear about burglars, robbers and other criminals around where you live? They are products of broken families – because their parents married the wrong partners and for the wrong reason. Self-sacrifice is the key to a perfect marriage if there is one.

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Benefits of Learning from your Mom


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By: Elena Grace Flores
It was a challenge to be given the task out of the blue in drafting a sponsorship letter addressed to Senator Cynthia Villar of Las Pinas City for the construction our village’s community center. According to my research, she is the so-called Mrs. “Hanepbuhay” or Mrs. Excellent Job in English. She is dedicated to creating and providing jobs to Filipinos. It was also intriguing to find out the the richest congressman in 2012 was his son, Mark Villar. Let’s hear what the congressman has to say about his mother:

Mark Villar on What He’s Learned from His Mom


Posted at YouTube by: Cynthia Villar


There are many gossips about the Villar family connecting them to some corruption allegations – but so far, they remain as speculations only. They were never convicted nor found guilty about it. This is probably our chance to find out if she really has the heart in providing livelihood to her people. It’s just a matter of time before we can conclude that she is really the real model of her son in terms of dedication and perseverance in serving society and for being compassionate to the less fortunate.


 

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How to Keep a Peaceful Neighborhood


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By: Elena Grace Flores

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My communities (Photo credit: steven w)

Conflict in the neighborhood can actually be prevented if all homeowners are sensitive to the rights of their neighbors. A peaceful neighborhood is workable if all occupants respect each other. Respect begets respect and unless you do otherwise, you can never make friends. So, let’s enumerate the triggers of warring neighbors:

Unwanted Noise
Excessive dog barking can drive your neighbors crazy. If you are immune with your dogs’ noise, your neighbors are not. If you are not willing to part with your dogs, make sure that they are trained properly and they have all the attention they need to make them safe from dog anxiety. Doing some repairs, installations and construction must have the necessary permit – to be guided on the locality’s rules and regulations for preventing the community from being disturbed.


Overflowing Vegetation
Plants are good if you have them in your garden but make sure that as they grow healthier, taller or abundantly- they will not reach the property of your neighbor. It is crucial that you watch the falling leaves from your trees in landing into your neighbor’s lawn. Trimming them down regularly is a good idea in preventing them from encroaching the territory of others.

Installing Illegal Fences
You might wonder why can fence installation around your property become illegal? Remember that there are zoning restrictions due to prior installations of utility facilities like water piping and electrical wiring. Other reasons can be blocking the drainage system or even the sunlight or air going into your neighbor’s house. Doing it yourself can be fun but seek the expert’s advise on the installation plan and check your community’s zoning laws.


Unguarded Facilities
Children can get away from their nannies easily and might be attracted with your open swimming pool or vehicle. There are various incidents of accidental drowning in swimming pools and suffocation inside the car already in some communities. Don’t let this happen in yours.

Being a responsible homeowner include not only cleaning your area, maintaining your household and locking your house to prevent burglars. Considering the needs of the community as a whole and participating in general activities matter a lot. You can’t have a peaceful community by living in isolation. Lend a hand and you’ll see many hands offering you with what you need in return – peace, love and happiness!

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Homeowners Association Operation is Not Easy

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By: Elena Grace Flores

Westover Hills Homeowners Association, Oct 21,...
Westover Hills Homeowners Association, Oct 21, 2009 (Photo credit: aaronx)

There are many things in life that we often take for granted. If you are living in a well-organized community, consider yourself lucky! The people behind a homeowners association who made such efforts must be recognized – because for sure they have gone through various difficulties and sacrifices to create that kind of environment.

Different Personalities
More heads are better than one they say – but when too many personality clashes are happening, nothing can be done. All homeowners would like their village improved and maintained properly – but how many are willing to devote their time and some hard-earned money to make necessary projects a reality?

Cannot Please Everyone
There would always be people who will excel in their field – and it’s the same in community service. The only problem is, no matter how good they are – they can never please everybody. Criticisms, gossips and other negativity can ruin a determined volunteer if not supported by the majority.

Legalities and Politics
Paper works for registrations and taxation are pains in the neck. Never start making everything legal when you think, you cannot continue it in a long run. However, if all the rules and regulations of your local government is followed. It will work to your advantage. You just have to gather support if you ever think of organizing an association. It is important to be able to get the approval of the majority of the board of directors.

Lack of Resources
Money is power when running a homeowners association – but this doesn’t mean that you cannot implement one if you do not have the money. In lieu to cold cash, you should have the charm to seek for funding. There’s nothing a group can’t do when strongly united.

Yes, operating a homeowners association is never easy – but it’s very fulfilling! This is the best way of giving back to society for the great things that you have achieved. This will also ensure the younger generations that they will still experience  the goodness of their forefathers’ efforts – and it’s your legacy that will make them continue what you’ve started.

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You can Do Something About your Neighbor’s Noisy Dog


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By: Elena Grace Flores

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Dogs (Photo credits: www.roadtrafficsigns.com)

Understandably, you cannot just post a no barking sign for the noisy dog to shut up! It can also annoy your neighbor and might be mistaken as an act of war. Don’t do that. As much as possible, retain your pleasant relationship with the dog’s owner. This way, your dog problem can be remedied immediately when you show that you are trying to help instead of fighting for your right! Here’s a good article for your guidance:

What can I do About a Neighbor’s Barking Dog?

By: http://www.wisegeek.org

A neighbor’s barking dog can strain the nerves. If you work from home, or if the dog barks relentlessly through the night, it can make home seem like a place where rest or peace are seldom an option. There is about as much advice on how to quiet a neighbor’s barking dog as there are barking dogs in the world. Since some neighbors may respond hostilely to your suggestion that they quiet their dogs, you may need to approach the situation in a more passive and friendly manner. http://www.wisegeek.org/what-can-i-do-about-a-neighbors-barking-dog.htm



It surely helps to be friendly with your neighbor despite the annoying dog. If you do not like the owner, you can even befriend the dog. Act of kindness can never go wrong. Anxiety is the number one cause why dogs misbehave. An expert dog trainer can do the trick – or you can act as one by just giving the dog heartfelt attention!

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