The Right Motorcycle Apparel

Whether you own a cool motorcycle or just want to look like you do, the moto-chic trend is all-the-rage in fashion. There are ways to embrace the trend without decking yourself out from head to toe in a bandanna, embroidered leather jacket, chaps and spiked boots. The modern moto trend is about combining edgy with sophisticated for an unexpected and unique look.

Moto Jackets
Arguably the easiest way to jump on the moto-chic bandwagon is to purchase a moto-style jacket. Whether you like the look of leather or prefer a vegan-friendly option, a classic moto jacket adds an instant edginess to any outfit. When it comes to style, many women like the newest cropped jackets with wide wing-style collars. These jackets often have an asymmetrical zip front and stud detailing. Men look modern and edgy in a classic leather bomber jacket. You can often find good quality moto jackets at motorcycle apparel shops.

You can pair these jackets with a simple white t-shirt and jeans for a timeless look. Women can take this look from casual to sophisticated in an instant by pairing it with a pair of classic point-toe stilettos. Men will look refined when pairing a moto jacket with a pair of leather brogue or lace-up Oxford shoes.

Moto Boots
Classic moto boots feature a low block heel with belt or stud details. They may zip up on the side or feature a pull-on style. They have a low profile, often hitting just above the ankle. The slightly rounded toe on these boots makes them the perfect style for virtually any outfit pairing. For a boho-chic look that mixes feminine with edgy, throw on a floral sundress with a pair of moto boots. Hipster may love the look of a moto boot with a classic pair of corduroy pants and a buffalo-plaid Oxford shirt.

The modern moto trend has been recurring for several seasons. Fashion experts are now defining the moto boot and jacket as signature staples that every man and woman should incorporate into their existing wardrobes. The key to nailing this look is to pair edgy pieces with casual or sophisticated apparel.

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She was Pretty

As I said in my old post, my niece recommended this Kdrama She was Pretty”. It has 16 episodes; I already finished watching this kdrama. Good thing I watched it because I do like it. It is light drama and comedy at the same time. I laughed a lot especially with the lead actress, Hwang Jung-Eum and Choi Si-Won who played as Kim Shin-Hyuk. I do like the lead actor as well. Park Seo-Joon. I watched some of his drama and he has drama airing now under TVN which os Whats Wrong with Secretary Kim with Park Min-Young.

Back to She was Pretty , i cried and laughed in this drama.  I cry easily if there are sad scenes sometimes its not really something to cry on but i see myself crying while watching.  Anyway, i didn’t know that She was Pretty was old kdrama already in fact it was aired 2015 but i just watched it, thanks to my niece for the recommendation because i enjoyed this drama. 

 

photo not mine

 

Synopsis

When Sung-Joon (Park Seo-Joon) was young, he was ugly and fat. He also didn’t have any friends, but popular and pretty Hye-Jin (Hwang Jung-Eum) became his friend. She gave him comfort on rainy days when Sung-Jung feels traumatised. They held a special connection with each other, but Sung-Joon and his father moved to the United States.   15 years later, Sung-Joon returns to South Korea. He and Hye-Jin are set to meet again for the first time in many years, but Hye-Jin is unable to show herself in front of Sung-Joon who is looking for her. Both of their appearances have completely changed. Sung-Joon is now handsome and perfect in his appearance, while Hye-Jin looks nothing like her former pretty self. Hye-Jin is also unemployed and looking for a job.

Hye-Jin then asks her best friend Ha-Ri (Koh Joon-Hee) for help. Ha-Ri is to pretend she is Hye-Jin and go meet Sung-Joon. At their meeting, Ha-Ra pretends to be Hye-Jin and tells Sung-Joon that she is leaving for England the next day to study. Later, Hye-Jin, as an intern at a fashion magazine, meets Sung-Joon who is an editor at the fashion magazine. (Asianwiki)

I recommend watching this Kdrama, I hope the story will meet your expectation just like what i like. What to watch next, any suggestion?

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Thankful for Everything

Month of May and June have passed by so quickly. I can say I was blessed with these months. I received blessing that I didn’t expect at all. The one I am working online gave me tons of work which I badly needed. Aside from this, month of May was meaningful for me because I was part of Barangay and SK Election last May 14. I served as one of the Electoral Boards. I’m not a teacher but non-teaching person could be part if lacking or no available teachers to seat in Third Member position. It was tiring day because we worked for 24 hours without sleeping. Oh well, I’m proud of myself and I felt that I did something good for my barangay.

May is also my birth month so I’m thankful and grateful that I am here for another year to live. God is good all the time. He doesn’t forget me every time I needed Him. He is always there for me everyday. I admit I do have shortcomings especially about my faith. I can’t fulfill my duty to attend mass every Sunday. I fail doing this all the time but He is still there for me and I feel that all the time.

Oh well, just like what happened last May and June I hope this month of July and the coming months and years will bring good vibes and many blessings to me and my family. Thank you God for the gift of life everyday, I am so sorry for all my shortcomings. Please God continue to shower blessings to my family. Thank you for everything, I give back all praises and honors to you. Amen.

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3 Quick and Easy Tahong (Mussels) Recipe

Few days ago, I bought tahong (mussels) before the only dish I could cook using tahong was making soup with ginger, water and mustasa (mustard) as main ingredients. Now, I made three dishes out of 1kilo of tahong. So first, I cooked soup. Simply, sautée ginger and onion first and then add water. Wait for it to boil and then add your tahong. Wait for tahong to open then season with salt and pepper. Finally add mustasa, cover and wait for few minutes about 1-2 minutes. Turn off the fire. Serve while it is hot.

Second dish was Sauteed Mussels in Garlic and Butter. Here’s how heat 1 tbsp of oil in a pan. Put 1-2 tbsp butter, melt. Sauté minced garlic until lightly browned. Saute chopped onions, until translucent. Add in the cleaned mussels. Add salt and pepper to taste and sprinkle with chili flakes, I used chili powder. Stir fry until mussels starts to render juice and opens.

We have left over tahong from the soup I made, so I decided to bake it. Here’s how Baked mussels is done

Clean mussels thoroughly. Boil until the shells open in a pot with 2 cups of water. Drain and remove the top shell. arrange in a baking sheet. Melt ½ cup of butter in a sauce pan. Put in ¼ cup minced garlic and ¼ cup finely chopped flat parsley. (I don’t have parsley). Stir cook for 3 minutes. Turn off the heat. Scoop the butter mixture and put on top of each mussels. Top with grated cheese. Oven baked for 20 minutes.

Recipe adapted from #themommyiscooking instagram.

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How To Enhance Your Ecommerce Efforts

As many digital marketing experts know, the world of ecommerce is both unpredictable and perpetually evolving. As such, it can be very difficult for business owners to make plans and implement strategies that will consistently generate outstanding, brand-building results. Luckily, there are multiple techniques you can deploy to enhance your company’s ecommerce efforts. Here are three of them:

1. Implement Content Marketing Strategies.

Content marketing is an integral element of any effective ecommerce campaign. Yet in many if not most cases, corporate leaders overlook the important process of carefully analyzing, updating, and optimizing this component of their advertising campaign. Don’t commit this error. Taking the extra time to make sure that your content is consistently incredible can help you attract new customers and keep the old ones. The end result is optimized conversion. There are many ways to go about taking your content marketing process to the next level of efficacy, and one is by having people with authoritative or influential voices produce blog posts, web articles, or videos on your behalf. Another technique that has worked wonders for many business owners is making their approach more interactive. Thus instead of merely writing an information-packed piece of content filled with beautiful images and a clever call to action, savvy business owners are consistent in the work of ensuring that each piece they produce gets the audience involved in a substantive, ongoing manner. An example would be regularly producing Twitter polls which require your audience to provide answers to your brand-related questions. In addition to enhancing your content’s level of engagement, this technique empowers business owners to engage in word-of-mouth advertising given that general Twitter audiences may stumble across the poll.

2. Utilize Strategies That Enhance Social Proof.

More and more business owners are realizing that they need to make their brand appear as credible and valuable as possible. These business owners also understand that having customers assert the legitimacy of their brand is one of the most effective ways to make this happen. With this understanding, many corporate leaders are focusing on the implementation of social proof strategies. Social proof is all about building the legitimacy of one’s brand by showing members of the target audience that a large group of people are already using and loving your products. There are hundreds and hundreds of strategies that a business owner could utilize to make this happen. One is having satisfied customers write incredible online reviews about the brand. Another is placing Share Buttons on your blog posts and web articles so your readers will forward the content to the individuals in their social networks.

3. Place Primacy On Engagement.

One simple truth that marketing experts keep coming back to during the business-building process is the integral role that engagement plays in facilitating conversion. Across multiple industries, building rapport and relationship is oftentimes the key to both conversion and customer loyalty. This is why your marketing efforts need to be optimized for engagement. The more involved the audience gets with you and your brand, the more likely they are to view your business favorably and subsequently decide to regularly make purchases. Regularly running Twitter polls is an incredibly simple and highly effective way to put the engagement process in full swing. Consistently publishing Q & A content is another wonderful way to make it happen!

Continue Implementing Offline Optimization Strategies

In addition to drawing attention to your brand in the ecommerce sector, make sure that you focus on implementing offline optimization strategies. This strategy will ensure that you can really optimize productivity, profitability, and power. One thing that you should consider is the value of optimizing the aesthetic appeal of your commercial property. Note that businesses such as the Family Fence Company of Florida can empower you to realize this objective by offering you premium fencing services at cost-effective rates.

Conclusion

If you’re serious about optimizing your company’s ecommerce efforts, know that there are many ways that you can make it happen. Three of them are outlined above. Start using some or all of these ecommerce optimization strategies soon so your organization can remain on the path to progress!

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Designing With Fire

A trend in backyards is the installation of a fire pit. While most pits are constructed of simple materials that include concrete blocks and metal grates, there are a few fire pit landscaping designs that are highly detailed. You can use bricks to create a fire pit, arranging them in a circle and placing a grate on top for a simple but elegant look. Add a few candles along the perimeter of the pit along with flowers or other decorations for an outdoor attraction that blends with the exterior of the home.

Another design that you can create looks like a flagstone but on a larger scale. You would use large concrete blocks to make the circle, matching almost any kind of retaining wall design that you might have along the edge of the yard. The stones can be customized to a point using paint or other supplies. The stones cost a bit more than bricks, but they will sometimes last longer than bricks and other materials. If you’re looking for more of a detailed design, then use pieces of metal grates to make a pirate ship. An oval metal container can be used for the base since it has the shape of a ship. You can attach real flags on the top, but be aware of the fire in the pit so that they don’t catch on fire.

A cauldron can be used for a fire pit as well. You can create many designs using a cauldron, such as a Halloween theme with a witch or two on the side or a belt buckle and cowboy hat to create a cowboy display. Use wooden chairs and a wooden table around the cauldron for a relaxing place to sit that blends with the cowboy theme. You can also use stools that are made of large pieces of logs.

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Chicken Tinola with a Twist

In the coming days, many of my post will be about foods. I’m now the cook in the house. My mother was the one who cooked for us but because of her health condition, she can’t do it unless she’s feeling better. She easily gets tired even just standing for few minutes.  

I’m not born with cooking ability so I need to watch cooking tutorials online. I am not the only one who will eat my food but my mother, daughter and sister so I need to do it right to satisfy their tummies. Before I don’t have courage to cook for the family but if I will not who will do it. Sometimes my sister cooks but it happens once in a blue moon. Oh well, I’m happy because I can cook different dishes now. Simple dishes but surely makes our tummy full.

Anyway, here is my first food post … When it comes to chicken soup, chicken tinola is always the dish I can cook. I grew up eating this especially during rainy days. It is best to eat chicken soup everytime it is cold and rainy.

Here’s how I cook my Chicken Tinola. In little oil sautee ginger first wait till aromatic then add garlic and onions. Add chicken (I remove skin) season with fish sauce. Cook chicken for few minutes or wait until slightly brown. Add water, chicken cube and add fish sauce, let it boil. Add papaya or chayote with this dish I put papaya. Don’t over cook papaya or chayote. If chicken becomes tender add in chili leaves. You can add malunggay leaves if no chili leaves. You now have chicken tinola so for a twist after your tinola is done cooking,  add cup of gata (coconut milk), season with salt and pepper, let it boil then turn off the heat. I learned this Tinolang May Gata through Instagram of #themommyiscooking.

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What’s the Difference Between an Interior Designer and a Home Decorator?

These two professions are considered one and the same, but there are big differences that make an interior designer and a home decorator 100-percent unique to each other.

What is an Interior Designer?

Interior designers have studied the links between design, décor, and human behaviors. There’s a science and psychology to interior design, which becomes prevalent in the décor preferences that people showcase. Instead of simply choosing a color palette and theme for a room, interior designers get to know someone, then gauge what would work best with their personality, moods, and design favorites.

What is a Home Decorator?

On the other hand, home decorators are professionals that furnish and accentuate a house, one room at a time. Their focus is on creating a beautiful home, using fashionable or trendy décor to construct a well-organized, gorgeous room. There is little personality involved, but home decorators do take the favorites of their clients into account. On some small level, moving companies, like the movers in St Petersburg FL, are impromptu home decorators when they follow your dictation to get the exact look you want when placing your furnishings.

How are Interior Designers and Home Decorators Different?

Interior designers and home decorators are different in the ways they work and create their arts, as both are creative artists in their own rights. When an interior designer is hired, you can expect lots of questions about what you like, love, dislike, and the life experiences that led you to these favorites. Whereas, when you hire a home decorator, you can expect a barrage of creative ideas that are more centered on the architecture of your home, and less on your personality, moods, and preferences.

How are Interior Designers and Home Decorators the Same?

Interior designers and home decorators are the same in that they both use their professions to create amazing visuals out of different rooms. They are both artists, and both have worked hard to construct reliable reputations, good business sense, and a friendliness that keeps their clients coming back over and over again.

Regardless of who you pick, you should check out their portfolios to gauge their capabilities and artistries before you hire from either profession.

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How to Ease Your Kids into Being Homeschooled

Oft-times, kids have varied reactions to the news of being switched from public school to homeschool. Some are elated and excited to begin this new chapter in their educations. While others are confused, and even upset, at the prospect of leaving the traditional classroom and their friends. However, if homeschool is something you absolutely think is best for your kids, this article outlines methods to ease your kids into being homeschooled.

Change Up the Schedule to Accommodate Late Sleepers and Morning Routines

With homeschool, you can create your own times, so you can accommodate late sleepers. If you allow your kids to wake up naturally, they are sure to be more refreshed and ready for the few hours of at-home curriculum you have planned for them.

Create an Interactive Curriculum that Mixes Knowledge and Interests

One downer about public school is that children rarely get to study what truly interests them. Arts and music, for example, are the most common banished subjects when budget cuts are made. Ergo, you should create a curriculum that mixes must-have knowledge, like math and science, with extras that your children have interest in, like cooking and sports.

Relent to Weekly Get-Togethers for Children with Public School Friends

If your child has been in public school for a while, they have probably accumulated a few close friends. Instead of cutting them off completely from at-school pals, encourage them to invite those friends over on a weekly basis. Encourage them to bring those friendships home, to the real world outside of public school. You could even invest in indoor playground equipment for those rainy days.

Start with Two or Three Days of the Week

Most children need an adjustment period to ease into homeschool curriculum and the concept of learning from home at all. Hence, you should start slow. Give the kids a week of rest from public school, then integrate two to three days the following week. Keep adding a day until you have a good schedule that works for you and your kiddos.

Homeschool is a personal choice, and one that has proven to have great educational results for parents and children alike. So, if your youngster has problems easing into the idea of being homeschooled, you should implement the aforementioned methods in hopes of creating excitement, elation, and anticipation for the new routines to come.

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Go Back Couple

I’m back in watching Korean drama. I can’t remember what the last Kdrama I have watched. So, I started watching Kdrama again and just finished watching Go Back Couple. This one is currently airing on ABS-CBN in the afternoon.

Synopsis

Choi Ban-Do (Son Ho-Jun) and Ma Jin-Joo (/Jang_Na-Ra”>Jang Na-Ra) are both 38-years-old and a married couple. Choi Ban-Do has been burdened with being the breadwinner and Ma Jin-Joo is a housewife with low self-esteem. Even though they loved each other when they married, they now hate each other. They both regret marrying at such a young age. The couple travel through time and find themselves as 20-year-old university students, when they met for the first time. (source – http://asianwiki.com/Go_Back_Couple)

I like this drama, the story is not complicated at all. It has only 12 episodes. I finished this drama after three days because I only watching during my free time. I’m not familiar with the lead actor but I know the lead actress, Jang Na-ra. Well, if you are looking for light Kdrama this one is recommended. Light drama, romance and shows funny side as well. Now, that I have done watching this I need to check “She was Pretty”, this Kdrama was recommended by my niece who also loves watching Kdrama. Another niece recommended me to watch “Whats Wrong with Secretary Kim” so these two will be in my list and will surely watch them. My daughter is still in vacation so I have free time to watch Kdrama.

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