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August 2017 Goals

Hey! So it’s been a heck of a year so far and I’ve been hustlin’. I left my job in February to take a break and work on my business and it’s been going great. Now I think it’s time to get back into the workforce and work on my business on the side. I[…]

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How to Build a Chatbot to Attract New Leads

I was talking to an insurance agent friend of mine about using chatbots for his business and it set me thinking. Chatbots can be used in a variety of ways but for insurance agents, I can see how it could be useful for getting new leads and qualifying them before getting on the phone with[…]

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How to do the Slow Carb Diet in Singapore

If you’re trying to lose weight and you’ve done your research, you’ve probably come across the Slow Carb Diet more than a few times. If you haven’t, well it’s not really that complicated. Here’s a quick run-down: Stick to the approved foods 6 days a week: meat, vegetables, beans and no white foods like pasta, rice,[…]

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How to apply for an EIN as a Non-US resident

This is one of those things that kept me from getting started with my online store right away. If you need to set up accounts with US suppliers, you need to have an Employer Identification Number (EIN) in order to set up a reseller account with them. Getting an EIN is free and it’s pretty[…]

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We went to the Singapore Zoo

I took my son on a trip to the Singapore Zoo last weekend. It had a dino exhibit going on this month and the little guy loves dinosaurs so it seemed like the perfect time to go. Admittedly, it was a little weird to see animatronics in an actual zoo but hey, the kids seemed to love it.

I’d taken note of the feeding times and carefully planned the route we were gonna take but we came face to face with a huge snaking queue every time. I’d come across some blogs where it looked like we could feed kangaroos but we found no such arrangement when I got there. That was a huge disappointment. We only saw some lazy kangaroos in the far distance.

In contrast, when the wife and I visited the Australia Zoo a couple of years ago (before Varun was born), we had kangaroos cosying up to us and eating out of our hands. I’d expected a similar experience but no dice.

I also felt a little sad for the chimpanzees. They looked really bored. Frankly, those guys are too smart to be in a zoo. I can’t imagine what it must be like to be kept in an enclosure with humans, gawking at them and taking pictures from behind a fence.

The giraffes, zebras and turtles looked perfectly content, though. I think the zoo situation really works for them. I don’t recall seeing dolphins but I think there’s a separate attraction where you can go and watch them do tricks. I’m not going there anytime soon.

The visit was a resounding success. Varun didn’t have a meltdown and he was perfectly sweet. He did put up a struggle when I pried him away from the water park but then, anybody would.

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