How to Choose a Wedding Photographer

February 24th, 2014 by Editor | Permalink

Important moments of your life are presented in photos. Wedding photos is a remembrance for all couples. It is one of the most important things that a couple must keep. Wedding photos will make you laugh and cry as you try to look at it. When you look at your wedding pictures, you can tell or make a story about what happened behind the photo.

Wedding photographs is certainly a good memory enhancer but you must have the best photographer in order to make a story about the weeding. For example, if you hire a photographer who doesn’t know anything about wedding photography, he cannot portray a photo wherein you can make a story out of it or you can make a story without other people you what really happened.

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So, if you are looking for a photographer that can take photos and can imagine what you will feel after you have seen the photos, remember these questions:

  • Is it affordable?

Money is one factor to consider when planning a wedding and that is the importance of choosing an affordable perfect wedding photographer from Singapore during your wedding. Every couple whether you deny it or not, has planned about their wedding as well as the budget for the most important event in their life. When they decided to hire wedding photographer, they ensure that the one they hired comes with an affordable price. In Singapore, wedding photographers offer a very affordable price which ranges from S$500-S$4500 depending on the package. Some wedding photography shops offer different packages to entice client.

  • Is the photographer cool?

You’ll surely visit at least five wedding photography studios before you are going to decide the perfect wedding photographer for you. It is important to meet your future photographer so that you can easily decide whether you want him to be your photographer or not.  One of the things that you must keep in mind when choosing a photographer is to know his attitude towards other people and his work. There are a lot of photographers in Singapore and also in other countries around the world, who are easily disturbed and easily get angry while other photographers have a lazy attitude and come late during the event. As a result, you’ll be embarrassed and possibly, you will receive horrible photos.

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  • Are his works looks attractive to you?

Usually, couple visits a wedding photo shop to see their samples and compare it to another shop. If you think that the photos look good to you, don’t hesitate to hire the photographer. However, be careful when you check photos on a website because sometimes, the photos they posted are photoshopped and edited to make it more appealing. That’s why it is best to visit a shop to avoid unexpected thing to happen.

Choosing a wedding photographer is not just like choosing what you like in a toy store. It can sometimes be difficult to find a good wedding photographer especially when you do not have referrals. Wedding photographers simply make the wedding memorable. Behind every photo in a wedding is an effort that is made by a good photographer.

Tentage Rental and Canopies – Which Should You Choose For Your Event?

February 4th, 2014 by Editor | Permalink

Outdoor venues are great choices for summer events. Party tents can help accomplish an unforgettable outdoor event. These tents can keep your guests dry when rain unexpectedly pours and can also shield your guests from the scorching heat of the sun. There are various types of party tents available in Singapore tent rental suppliers.  

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Such tents come in different forms, sizes, and styles. Each of them have their own feature that best fits to a particular event, such as wedding, birthday party, small get-together, and many other more. Here are some of the tents available in tentage rental companies and a short description of their features for you to know when and where they are most suitable for.

Canopy Style Tents

This type of tent has no side walls and is the most economical one. If you’re planning for a backyard barbecue party with the family or just looking for a little shading for an outdoor activity, a canopy tent is an ideal pick.  Canopies must be secured into the ground and needs four to five additional feet on all four sides for staking.

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Frame Style Tents

Frame style tents are ideal if you can’t stake, there’s no enough space for guy ropes, or installing up against another structure, like patios, decks, buildings, rooftops, or on boats. These tents are erected on the ground and skimmed with fabric. The metal structure from Nanyang tentage in Singapore that supports the whole tent does not need the tension of guy ropes to keep it still. However, for further security, it can be anchored to inserts, directly staked to the ground, tied to weights, or in most cases a combination of securing methods can be used. A frame style tent has no center poles, letting you decorate the interiors freely and maximizing every space available inside the tent. Moreover, frame tents are sturdier than other tent styles and can endure heavy snow loads and strong winds.

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Clear Span Tents

If you need more space than what a frame style tent can provide, ask your tent supplier if they can provide you clear span tents. Just like frame tents, clear span tents are from center poles, allowing space maximization and more mobilization inside the tent. Commonly, such tents are used for big events like weddings, commencements, and corporate events. And most tentage rental companies pair these tents with chairs and tables, decorations, and audio system for a complete party package, as it is utilized mostly for such a function. It also requires long term installation since its immense structure needs rigid support. Clear spans are constructed with gable ends and feature an “A” frame interior made of heavy duty metals.

High Peak Tents

High peak tents are commonly used in events that usually run for a long time. This is also a very popular pick for Singapore weddings because of its elegant high peak look. Furthermore, such tents are very durable, which can endure heavy rain and strong winds. Its peaked roofs are designed to let rain run off smoothly. High peak tents are also highly portable, but costs more than the other portable types of tents.

Points to Discuss In Epi-LASIK Consultation

December 10th, 2013 by Editor | Permalink

Going for an Epi-LASIK surgery is an important decision for having a better vision. Some people in Singapore who wish to have this laser eye surgery are worried and doubtful of what will be the result. It is acceptable that people would feel this way because of so many questions that need to be answered in order to feel at ease with the procedure. You, as a potential Epi-LASIK patient, should know the important points to clarify to your Singapore ophthalmologist when you’re in a consultation meeting with him.

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1. The Surgeon’s Experiences

As a patient, you need to feel comfortable and confident of your doctor’s ability. So, ask your surgeon how long he’s been doing the procedure and how many LASIK surgeries he has performed. A reliable surgeon should have years of experience with certificates and recognitions in his particular field of specialty. Also, ask how successful the treatments are with regards to the post-operative complications. With these questions, you will know whether the surgeon has enough experiences to handle your laser eye surgery.

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2. Average Visual Achievement of Previous Patients

People in Singapore choose to have Epi-LASIK surgery to eliminate dependency on contact lens and eyeglasses. Therefore, it’s very important to know the average visual achievement of the surgeon’s previous patients. Choose an ophthalmologist whose patients achieved driving vision or perfect 20/20 vision. If you’ve been examined with thin cornea, it would be a good idea to ask the surgery results of Singapore patients with the same cornea condition as yours.

3. Enhancement Procedure

Since every person heals somewhat differently from the other, patients has the tendency to under react or over react to the LASIK procedure, resulting to an under corrected or over corrected eye. Therefore, ask your Clear Vision lasik singapore doctor whether he or she will conduct enhancement procedures and how long it will take to determine if you need to have one. Usually, enhancement procedures are done three to six months or as soon as the eyes have stabilized. Lastly, ask how much it will cost you to have your eyes enhanced.

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4. LASIK Surgery Cost

Another point that you should not forget to raise is the cost of the procedure. Epi-LASIK usually comes in package that includes comprehensive clear vision pre-LASIK evaluation, actual surgery, initial set of medication, one or two months of post-operative check-ups, and enhancement surgery (if necessary, at greatly discounted price for each eye). Prices vary greatly depending on the location, and severity of your vision problem since more complex visual problem requires more time. As a rough estimation, Singapore Epi-LASIK surgery costs anywhere between $1,000 and $2,000 for each eye.

5. Qualifications Needed to be a Suitable Patient

Now that you already know your surgeon and the cost seems attainable, ask your surgeon whether you are a good candidate for Epi-LASIK. Usually, Singapore surgeons require their patient to be at least 18 years old, no significant changes in contact lens or glasses for at least a year, and no history of eye health problems such as cataracts or glaucoma. Your clear vision surgeon will have to check all these qualifications in order to evaluate whether or not you are a good candidate for Epi-LASIK.

Wedding Band Materials

November 20th, 2013 by Editor | Permalink

In preparation for your wedding, one of the things you have to do is to choose and purchase a wedding ring. But what type of material is best for the wedding bands?

Years ago, the traditional choice for a wedding ring and engagement ring was gold. Although it’s still popular today, there have been various other types of metals that are now widely used, giving more choices for wedding and proposal ring. Here are the most popular wedding ring materials used by couples.

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Gold

The most popular material used as wedding bands. This is also a good choice for an engagement ring. There are various shades of gold to choose from, such as white, green or rose. This metal is measured in karats, with the purest that measures 24 karats. However, jewellers don’t advice to mould rings in purest gold because it may deform due to its malleability and softness. Mixing it with other metal, like silver, would be best to add strength and durability to the wedding rings.

Tungsten

Tungsten is one of the popular choices for men’s ring in Singapore. This metal doesn’t require much maintenance and known for its ability to tolerate rough handling. Also, wedding bands made with this material is much heavier than any other type of band. Tungsten is a thick and heavy metal, which represents masculinity. Furthermore, tungsten rings are stronger compared to gold, which gets softer over years.

Platinum

Platinum is a rare and eye-catching metal that has been commonly used in jewellery and even reputable stores over the past centuries. It has white lustre that shines that you can get in wedding bands by ling jewellery from Singapore and does not easily fade or tarnish. The durability of this metal will also give you the confidence to wear the ring for years without worrying about discoloration and scratches. Moreover, platinum rings are hypoallergenic. Therefore, this material is ideal for people with sensitive skins.

Palladium

Palladium has been around for years, but because of difficulties with moulding, it has only recently been used in jewelleries. It is a silvery-white metal that belongs in the family of platinum. Like platinum, it is hypoallergenic and doesn’t easily tarnish. Furthermore, it costs significantly less compared to platinum.

Titanium

Titanium is another type of material popularly used in wedding rings in Singapore. This metal has the same durability with platinum, but with very light weight. Furthermore, Titanium allows you to add unique and creative ring. For instance, a plain titanium ring can have gold inlay, but it can also have Tiger’s Eye, opal, or Koa wood inlay. Titanium bands with inlays are preferred by many couples because they come in various designs that are stylish and unique than the traditional gold wedding band.

Silver

Silver ring is a cost-efficient alternative to traditional wedding ring materials. These rings are usually set with a cubic zirconia instead of a diamond stone, which means that a wedding band set can only cost you as little as $30. Moreover, silver rings are coated with rhodium, which fades over time and requires re-coating to renew its beauty.

Things to Consider When Choosing a Home

October 9th, 2013 by Editor | Permalink

After the decline of the sales of private homes in Singapore last July, a 54.3% rise was noted in the month of August. The figure was released by the Urban Redevelopment Authority. Last July, there was only 481 units sold but when August came, it almost doubled into 742 units. This goes to show that many people are buying private homes.

If you are thinking about buying a house, you should be mindful of many things. Here are some things that you need to think about:

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The Mortgage

It is good if you paid in cash but if you considered mortgage or loans, you should determine if you can do it. If it is a big house, chances are you will pay a big chunk of money every month. You should study the terms or the payment scheme.

Accessibility

If you are working, you should make sure it is near your workplace, the market or your children’s schools. If not, at least make sure you are near public transport. For example, is an MRT station or bus stop near? If it is near, the house is good.

The Facilities

Many people think of country clubs with swimming pool when facilities are mentioned. Well, aside from that, you should check the fence or the security of the whole neighbourhood. Are their patrol guards all the time? Then you should think about the waste disposal and the supply of water.

Good luck in finding the perfect house! If you are thinking about the family, you should rethink your ideas because you need bigger spaces. All of us deserve a house. Do not deprive your family of a house. But if you are still on the process of saving for your house, explain to your family the delay.

Getting Your Business Ready to Sell

October 8th, 2013 by Editor | Permalink

As a businessman, you put up your company because of your love for your craft. However, no matter how much you love your company, time may eventually come that you will need to sell it. For instance, you need the money for medical support, you want to retire, or you want to start a new and more exciting business.
Regardless of the reason, you have to make sure that you’ll get the most out of it. This guide will help you to sell business by following these three important tips.

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1. Design the business structure to operate even when you’re not around.

This could sound easy, but a bit tricky. Ask yourself, whether the business for sale can continue operating without problems even without your supervision. If it can’t, maybe it’s the best time to redesign your business structure. For prospect buyers to buy business, they would want one that is very convenient to handle and doesn’t require full attention from the owner but is still able to make the business productive. By reconstructing your company’s structure to a more convenient setup, you will invite more buyers to check and, hopefully, buy your business without compromising the price.

2. Make it easy to see how the buyer can attain his plans.

A Singapore client is willing to shell out a fortune for a business for sale because he has great plans for it. And your job, as the seller, is to show your client how easy it is to attain his plans and goals with your company.

Typically, these plans fall into two areas. Firstly, the prospect buyer referred from eton sell business Singapore may want to trim down the administrative part of the company in order to reduce operational expenses. With this, you may need to present a fully broken down operational cost report. This transparency will show where the company will have possible efficiency gains and help identify some savings before the sell.
Secondly, the client may have seen potential sales opportunity to your products. To further convince the buyer to buy business, present accurate records of previous and current customers, containing the records of the products they bought. This is the best time to explain why your business is a good catch.

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3. Be ready to answer due diligence queries.

Most Singapore buyers start their due diligence procedure with an audit of your company’s contracts. Through these papers, the prospect buyer can determine what, if any, intellectual property your staff own or the conditions on which they can be made dismissed.

Another thing is that, it may be necessary to cancel some existing customers or supplier agreement, and it’s only through the contracts that the buyer will fully understand how it is to do this.

It is important for the buyer to know the negotiated parts of the agreements and to understand fully how you come up with your terms. Having all of this essential information to hand at the very beginning of the negotiation shows how serious you are about these matters, which is an indicator of a good deal in a buyer’s perspective.

All the three tips are very helpful in increasing the value of your Singapore business. But keep in mind that these tips should be worked on years before you decide to sell your company.