Friday, November 30, 2018

How Much Compensation Will You Get For An Accident?



Have you been injured in a car crash? Perhaps you have slipped in a public place? Maybe you have been injured as the result of a workplace accident? Irrespective of what occurred, if the incident was not your fault, you will be thinking about making a claim, and rightly so. However, you may be wondering how much compensation you could be entitled to, and in this post, we will reveal more.

In order to ensure you get the maximum amount of compensation available, you will need an experienced legal professional on your side. Make sure you choose someone experienced in the area you are claiming in. For example, you need to hire a car accident lawyer if you have been involved in any type of accident on the road, no matter whether you were a pedestrian, passenger, or the driver in the other vehicle.

The most important thing to establish is the compensation is split into two parts. The first part of the compensation is general damages, which is the amount you will receive to compensate you for your suffering. The second part of the compensation is special damages, and this is something a lot of people aren’t familiar with.

Special damages
Special damages is compensation that is designed to cover any costs you have encountered because of the accident you have been involved in. To discover whether something is covered by special damages, you simply need to ask yourself ‘would I have encountered this cost if I had not been injured?’ – If the answer to this question is ‘no’, then there is a very high chance that you will be able to claim for it. To help you better understand, here are some examples of common special damages:

Prescription expenses
Vehicle repair costs
Treatment costs
 Loss of income
Travel expenses
Hospital parking ticket expenses
Childcare costs
Counselling expenses
… And much, much more

Please bear in mind that if you are to claim for any of the expenses that have been mentioned, you will need to have proof. Thus, keep a hold of your receipts and such like. When it comes to a
loss of income, you should get a letter from your employer. If you are self-employed, you will most likely need proof of your earnings over the previous years so that you can show how much money you have potentially lost.

Hopefully, you now have a better understanding regarding how compensation is calculated for personal injury claims. It is important to recognise that every case is different and it is treated as such. Therefore, there is no set list of payout amounts. It is all based on the different factors that have been mentioned above.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

A Walk Up to Dunnottar Castle, Stonehaven

MEADOWS UP THE HILL...

Our calories from the lunch was soon burnt when we walked up the hill leading to the Dunnottar Castle in Stonehaven.  Dunnottar Castle is a ruined medieval fortress build in the 15th and 16th centuries, located upon a rocky headland on the northeastern coast of Scotland, 3 kilometers from Stonehaven.

This time round, we used another way to walk up the hill, it was around 3pm then and very chilly.  Days are shorter now, it could grow dark anytime around 4pm onwards.  So we have an hour to make our way up and down the hill, walking on the grass pathway up, leading us to mesmerizing scenery of the cliffs and the sea below....
The meadow walkers... 

This is the way we went up the hilly... 
The stairs leading to the Dunnottar Castle... 
It was a long way.. the long and winding stairway...
No, we did not go there... 
We just passed it by.... 
And came to this part of the cliff instead.... 
Nice... breathtaking... 
We stood up here and let the wind blew into our faces... 
*Yeah, have to be careful that I don't get blown away too!*
We could hear the waves splashing about below...
Our shadows making our presence here... 
And then we made our way back to our car....
The sun is setting down at around 4pm... 
Getting the feel of the cold... 
Yes, this is a Good Walk!
Would love to come back again soon!!

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Can You Get a Ticket for Driving with a Firearm in California?


There are a lot of people in California who are allowed to own their own guns. However, that does not mean that just because a person owns a gun, he/she can do everything that he wants with it. There are still a lot of restrictions that should be followed by these individuals who owns a firearm in California.

One thing about owning a gun is this: you have to make sure that you know what your responsibilities are.  There are questions in mind.  What if you get caught with a gun while you are driving your car? What is going to happen to you? The first thing that you should know and have in mind is to do a research on  " ticket lawyer near me". This is the kind of person who will help you out if you have trouble with the authorities.

There are some things that may be able to help you:
l   Tell the officer who is checking your car that you have a firearm with you and if it is loaded or not.
l   Make sure that you will not hold the firearm in your hands.
l   Follow what the officer is telling you.

Failure to comply with these things might get your lawyer suspended. For this scenario, you need the right lawyer for suspended license Los Angeles.

You need to remember that there are different things that you can do in order to comply with the rules of California with regards to carrying a gun inside your vehicle such as the following:
l   You need to know where the firearm should be placed when you are transporting it inside your vehicle. It should be inside your trunk which should be locked. If it is not in your trunk, it should be in a locked compartment inside your vehicle.
l   The firearm should be unloaded when you are just transporting it.
l   If in case the gun is too big to be placed inside a container, the gun itself should be locked and should not be loaded with any bullets.

If a person is found to be transporting the gun the wrong way, there will be some sanctions that are available. The right traffic ticket lawyer will provide you with more details for sure.

Sunday, November 25, 2018

A3 e-tron The Best Of Both Worlds


The 2018 Audi A3 Sportback e-tron hatchback is set to hit the floor running with the perfect mix of luxury and performance. With a virtual cockpit, stylish curves and high-end power engines, it is going to set a lasting impression on the road. It is available in three variants – Premium, Premium Plus, and Prestige- with the price ranging from $39,500 to $48,100. Each comes with unique features of heated front seats, panorama roof, and keyless operation. This car comes in 9 sleek colors including Brilliant Black, Ibis White, Florett Silver, Cosmos Blue, and Tango Red.
It purs whizzes and puts you back in to your seats
With an amazing 102 hp electric power, 75 kW power rating, the high performing motor is liquid cooled and driven by a permanent magnet. The TFSI engine is a 1.4-liter turbocharged one and is all set to give low-end torque and high-end power. This hybrid electric vehicle has both a battery-powered electric motor and a gasoline-powered engine- combined, they give the best acceleration and superior power.
The four-cylinder engine and motor generate a combined total of 204 Horsepower and 258 lb-ft. of torque. It goes from 0 to 60 mph in just 7.6 seconds and provides a top speed of 130 mph. With a turning diameter of 35.8 ft, it offers great maneuverability for use in tight corners.
You won’t be treated like anybody
Equipped with the richest infotainment system, the2018 Audi A3 Sportback e-tron lets you drive in the lap of luxury. The viewing modes can be chosen from Classic and Infotainment modes according to convenience. The virtual cockpit has a fully digital 12.3-inch instrument display which displays Google Earth, and also allows customization.
The center console is equipped with an amazingly precise handwriting-recognition technology, integrated with MMI touch controls. The touchpad lets you write commands rather than choose them. It has superior standard leather seating with a smooth finish; additionally, it has heated front seats which are 8-way power and 4-way power lumbar heated.  

Those curves will gather attention
The striking curves are what hit you first. The Sportback e-tron has both sharp edges, stylish curves and a whole range of functionality to give you an enigmatic car. The aluminum roof rails give you added cargo capacity.
The xenon headlights and daytime running LED lights are the sly eyes of the car. It also has LED taillights that leave behind a mark. The heated exterior side mirrors are power adjustable and make sure that your mirrors don’t get fogged in cold weather.
The wheels that are going to take you places are 18-inch multispoke design wheels destined to amp up the sporty body.
No compromises on safety
Safety is one of the most important aspects of the 2018 Sportback e-tron. The driver and front passenger have multiple airbags including knee airbags, front, and rear thorax side airbags and head curtain airbags. In the event that the airbags deploy, there is a central power locking system with a safety unlock feature.
It comes with the standard Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) assist. Sudden braking is further assisted by ESC (Electronic Stability Control) which comes with secondary collision brake assist and traction control, ensuring that you maintain full control.
Equipped with an anti-theft alarm system, it gives the best external security for your car. With safety belt reminder signals and tire pressure monitoring system, it also ensures that you drive in the safest possible way.
Final words
The 2018 Audi A3 Sportback e-tron offers an impressive performance with dual engine support. The sleek and sharp exteriors with multispoke wheel design is an eye-catching feature. The state-of-the-art interiors coupled with superior finish seating and a spellbinding infotainment system make every penny you spend on this car worth it.
Prices at just about $40,000, this car is both economical and is loaded with features, giving you value for your money. The Sportback e-tron is definitely the car to buy to navigate tough city roads and make every other driver envious.


Saturday, November 24, 2018

Shoes as your Child Grows


As your child develops, the need for shoes becomes more critical. You don’t just need shoes, you need the right shoes. They need to be roomy enough for your child to wiggle his toes, but not so loose that he trips over his own feet.

As he starts to walk, he won’t be steady on his feet. The right shoes can help this, but the wrong shoes will inhibit his ability to walk. The more he falls, the more he’ll lose confidence in his ability to walk on his own.

The more frustrated he gets with his shoes, the less he’ll want to wear them, making it a daily struggle for you to put them on. Keep shoes off of his feet as much as you can to enable him to grow and learn specially as your kids start school.

When the need for shoes arises, there are a lot of reputable brands with shoes to fit every kind of foot. Stride Rite and Bobux kids shoes have both been around for decades and have done the research needed to know exactly how to foster growth in the feet while still protecting them.
  
Unfortunately, these shoes won’t cut it as your child grows into the adolescent and teenage years. You’ll have to find other brands that can continue to protect your child’s feet and foster the growth they need throughout their childhood and puberty.

You need to pay close attention to growth spurts and other factors that could influence the need for new shoes. Find a local store that can help measure your child’s feet and put them in the right pair of shoes for their size, shape, and gait.

It’s important that your child be comfortable or their feet won't’ develop right, leading to more problems later on. Especially if your child plays a sport, their feet need to be protected in a way that doesn’t cause long term damage to the bone structure or integrity of the feet that will carry them throughout the rest of their life.


Friday, November 23, 2018

Trendy Hairstyles To Don

Cyndi Lauper's song "Girls just wanna have fun!" and indeed it is quite true!  Yes, girls indeed have lots of ways to enjoy when it comes to physical appearance.  We can have makeovers on our faces, hairstyles, attires and to sum it up, from the top of our head to the bottom of our feet, we can have real changeover in styles!  One of the makeovers I want to talk about today is our Hair, yes, you heard me right, and indeed it is an interesting topic to collaborate especially when it comes to having real and "un-real" hair also known as hair extensions. 

Let's start with natural human hair.  As we all know, it is the easiest product to use in many hair extensions, firstly, it has a far more natural look than any synthetic hair.  With natural hair, we can perm, dye or bleach it according to our choices and secondly, there are many ways to apply it on our hair too.  Some of the ways are either fusion, sew-in, glue-in and chip-ins, these are the most common ways and we can do it with the help of a stylist.

When it comes to purchasing these hair extensions or wigs, one should look out for real hair for starters.  They are going to be ready to evaluate regardless if or not your type of human hair wigs can endure clip-in or bonded extensions.  One of the popular and favorites to find high quality wholesale hair bundles, beautyforever.com, a reliable manufacturer whose aim is to supply Brazilian hair that includes clip-in hair extensions, micro loop hair extensions, to worldwide customers and not only that, they have a high reputation through the quality of the products they promote.   



Besides the wide range of lovely wigs found here on this website, they have the tendency to promote the natural appearance which is so promising to earn lots of admiration for those who wear them.  Instead of visiting the salon to style your hair, you can just choose virgin remy hair which suits your face, styled just the way you want to save you the time and money.  And you know what?  The best thing is that we ladies can play about with our hairstyles and colors without worrying about the chemical reactions on our real hair beneath! 


If you enjoy altering your particular appearance repeatedly, you might be concerned that bonded hair extensions may damage the hair follicle, then perhaps a better choice is getting some clip-in hair extensions.  They are normally delivered in rows of 4 "wefts" and these differ in size and they are clipped hair in all around one's head, starting from round the base of one's neck, operating upwards to your high of ears.  For more details on styles and wide selection of designs you will be amazed to know that the Brazilian hair is thick, soft and naturally wavy and not only that, they are cheap human hair wigs too!  Also known for its versatility, it is very soft, luxurious and has a lot of volume that blends extremely well with any texture hair.

As we all know, nowadays hair extensions are getting trendy and more popular, in terms of convenience, adding fullness to the hair and the length.  Besides that, of course, the different types of hairstyles are aplenty, one can only choose the style that suits the face, oval, long, round or squarish type of face.  Moreover, we can use different kind of hair extensions to change our lifestyles according to the time of the day and to get any kind of look such as cool one, groovy, sophisticated and the list goes on.   Having all said and done... Well, ladies, what are you waiting for? :)






Union Square And Thai Food At Market Street, Aberdeen

ON ONE SATURDAY... we went to Aberdeen Indoor Market and I was expecting that I could do some marketing there like meat or vegetables.  To my surprise, it was actually an indoor complex whereby food was only served and it was actually mostly Asian food.  The place reminded me of Yik Foong Complex in Ipoh, and besides food, the place is also buzzing with other items as well, ranging from health, beauty, household products, clothing and besides the food, of course.

We opted for the Thai food, recommended by my son and his friends.  We tried the Tomyam soup, Phad Thai, beef noodles tomyam and shrimps as appetizer.  After the appetizing meal, we walked around Union Square for awhile before someone suggested going to Stonehaven for a a mountain walk!  That suits me real fine.... I am all for walks!
At the Union Square, The German Jagerhaus was about to open... 
Serving traditional German and English Christmas drinks with ample seating and standing areas,
complete with heaters and blankets for winter cheers!
Inside Union Square... 
The mascot for Mark & Spencer...
Christmas feel... 
Beef tomyam, chicken tomyam, fried shrimps in creamy sauce, Phad Thai and Tau Foo Far!!
Each dish is around 7 pounds and the desserts is 2.50 pounds..
*Okay, don't convert otherwise we will starve*
LOL.. 

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Happy Lunch At Manchurian Restaurant, Aberdeen

DURING THE DAY... I normally meet up with Mary... by this time, she will be free from her chores in the guest house.  This is the time we have our ladies' tete-a-tete, sometimes at cafe for coffee and cakes. 

On this particular day, we did something different.  I managed to coax her to have a Chinese lunch with me!  Yes, I need lots of persuading and coaxing to invite her for she always tell me that she can cook whatever I want to eat!  See... she is so-so... what's the word for it??  LOL... Always so sweet and obliging!  She definitely can cook better, no doubt about that... but on this day, I wanted her to sit back and relax... and I am so glad that she finally did that! 

We went to the one and only Chinese restaurant nearby our place called Manchurian Restaurant, though the food is mainly Chinese dishes.  Since both of us are "small eaters", we ordered just a plate of seafood flat noodles that is similar to "wantan hor" in my hometown, Ipoh. 
This plate of flat noodles... oh my, it was a giant portion... 
Very generous with the big prawns and calamari too... 
Only the greens seems to be left out in the dish... 
I am very greedy... I could not resist this glutinous sticky rice... 
We managed to finish the whole bowl of this..
As for the noodles, the remaining portion went to Aaron's tummy!
The total cost came to around 18 pounds... 
Happy Smiles from us when the food arrived!  :)

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

New Friends, Fun, Food In The Evenings

BACK HOME...

We have gatherings in the house or at Mary's guest house every week.  All these young students from the Asian countries gathered together, regardless of where we are from, regardless of our age difference, we have one thing in common... We love food and fun!!  Wonderful feeling making new friends and by the end of the day, it is as if we have know each other for a long time.  LOL.. Thanks to Mary for opening her guest house cafe generously, catering to our needs, all the yummy food she prepared for us...  what more can we say.... Love you always, Mary!  LOL..
Glorious food at Mary's Guest House.. 
Another dinner on another evening... 
Followed by desserts.. Banana moist cake... 
Dinner with the students and the professors... 
After the glorious food, we ended the evening with singing from the young... 
The microphone which I brought over was made into full use... 
Staying here in Aberdeen and mixing with these youngsters... 
I cannot help feeling young too... 
even though I am aching all over!
LOL.. 

Black Friday Sales Or Scam


I love a sale, but it turns out you can’t believe everything you see. Or everything that the like of Amazon tells you.

Black Friday has always been an American thing, but it’s become more international recently.

Personally, I’ve always been a bit skeptical.

The TVs you see don’t look like they are very good at all - always cheap brands you’ve never even heard of before. They look like they’ll break after five minutes.

Now the truth is out - Black Friday is a scam:

     Only 1% of sneakers are cheaper on Black Friday than any other day.
     On 292 out of 365 days (80% of the year), shoes are cheaper than they are on Black Friday.
     Prices gradually rise by 17% in the 10 weeks leading up to Black Friday.
     You can expect to pay $29.72 more per pair of sneakers on Black Friday than the cheapest price available throughout the year.

The study might be for trainers, but it just shows that the deals aren’t exactly there to be had like you might think they would be.


In fact, it seems the retailers are taking advantage of our assumptions prices will be cheap and are putting the prices up instead.

It really leaves a bad taste in the mouth.

So, be careful this Black Friday. Don’t let them catch you out. Make sure if you’re buying something that you are actually getting a deal rather than paying over the odds.

Good luck and happy holidays to all who are celebrating.

This post is written by M.Danny

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Shopping At St Enoch, Glasgow

SHOPPING!!

The last time I visited Glasgow was in 2015 and it was not an ordinary trip, in fact, I made "headlines" when I came to this trip on two wheels!  That was a very extraordinary trip which will never be forgotten by many, especially me!  LOL.... I dug back my old blog posts and there I was... wheeling through Europe!
Taken in October, 2015
And now taken in November 2018... 
At the same area three years later.... 
Yay!!! 
Thank God for His Blessings that I could come here again, without the wheels!!

Back to my present post, this place St Enoch is not to be missed.  From our Jury Inn Hotel, it was just a few minutes walk to this Glasgow Institution whereby it is now a home to many big brands including the biggest names in High Street fashion.  
There I am... at Cath Kidston... 
There was a sale going on... 
I sent some messages to my friends...
And got what they needed me to buy!

I could not remember how long we had walked, definitely more than two hours, going in and out of the malls, ending up buying a knee guard and some supplements for my poor bones!  Yes, my knee was still hurting from the twist I got from the badminton game, but it was a small problem compared to the fracture I had in 2015!  LOL... 
And on and on we walked... and walked... 
And of course, taking pictures as we strolled along the cold weather... 
The whole area was bustling with people from all ages... it was a weekend, after all... 
Soon it was time for us to leave the city.... 
Driving through the city to the highway.... 
Back to Aberdeen... home sweet home.... 


Monday, November 19, 2018

Our One Night Stay At Jury Inn Hotel, Glasgow

ONE NIGHT IN GLASGOW...

We checked in to Jury Inn hotel in the evening after dropping Gab at the train station.  This is our first night stay in Glasgow and Aaron booked the hotel through an online website which was giving a discount for this triple room at around 114 pounds.  Initially we thought that Gab would be staying one night with us and since the double room was giving the same rate, why not choose the triple?  LOL... *kiasu*

Parking is another issue here, unlike back home, hotels normally provide parking lots for guests.  Over here, we have to look for our own parking space and it would be a blessing if we could get one opposite the hotel and with discount some more.  Normally the rates can be high as 25 pounds per day, as for ours, we paid 7 pounds after getting a discount from the hotel, that is indeed very cheap already!

It was freezing cold in Glasgow, only 4 degrees from our handphone info.  We wanted something hot and soupy for dinner and we entered one Japanese restaurant without hesitation.  Well, do not have high expectations when eating Asian food in these type of places, we eat just to overcome our cravings for something hot.
From the hotel room during the day... 
Our spacious bed for the night stay.... 
Comfy and nice...
At the Japanese restaurant which was quite crowded... 
My bowl of Chicken Ramen soup...
Forgot to tell them to omit the bamboo shoots..
Really cannot tolerate the strong pungent smell...
Quickly, I gulped them up before they spoil the broth as well... 
My son ordered spicy soup... 
But of course, it was not spicy at all... 
We are Asians ma... LOL... 
Our morning breakfast at the hotel... 
And my dinner and breakfast expressions!

Three Crosses Church At Castro Valley, California

THREE TIMES NOW... My son took us to Three Crosses Church for three times consecutively on Sunday, it was a half hour drive and out of the t...