How I Get Myself Out of a Bad Mood.

I’m a Gemini and moody. It comes with the territory. The good news is that I’m really good at getting myself out of a bad mood 90% of the time. The other 10% I try to suppress and ignore it with the following tricks. Listen to music. An instant mood lifter, music never failed to […]

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Online Safety

Is there such a thing anymore? Last year, several of my social media and bank accounts were part of a company system being hacked. This resulted in compromising my information, one that I am not happy about. I’m sure many of you can relate and if not, you are one lucky person. The question at […]

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How to remove cactus spines.

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I was walking down the beach a couple of days ago, when I stepped on a prickly thing on the ground. OUCH! I looked down to see what I had stepped on and saw a plant that had spines similar to a cactus. The damn thing hung on to the bottom of my feet and […]

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How to Make Your Swimsuit Last Longer.

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For some reason I’ve never thought about how to properly wash a swimsuit. I’ve been rinsing them quickly and then drying them in the sun. Little did I know, there’s a proper process to it and it explains a lot, why some of my favorite bathing suits have lost its elasticity. Only if I had […]

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Packing for a Winter Getaway to Nevada.

Travel life seemed so easy when I was in Europe. It only took me 30 minutes tops to pack and I would be set. These days, I’m finding that preparing for any trips seem more difficult. I think the biggest difference between trips in Europe vs California is the weather temperature. Anywhere outside Southern California […]

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How to see Cinque Terre in 2 Days

After returning from my 4 day trip from Cinque Terre, I realised it can be done in 2 days. For anyone who likes to get in and get out, this is for you.

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Applying for Permit Of Stay in Italy

Permit of Stay a.k.a.Permesso di Soggiorno, is a required document for anyone staying in Italy more than 90 days to apply for the Permesso di Soggiorno within the next 8 days of your arrival. Base on my experience, applying for the Permesso di Soggiorno is a long process but, possible.

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Where am I?

Obviously, being in a different country I’m bound to face some cultural differences. There are some things I’ve noticed in Italy that caught my eye that I found odd at times yet, interesting.

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How to Get an Electronic Metro Card in Milan.

A metro card is a card that you use to tap up on a monthly basis that can be used anytime and any day that the transportation is in service within Milan. The card is valid in the metro, tram and the bus within the urban limit of Milan. Beyond the “urban limit” requires an extra cost […]

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