Archive for July, 2007

Unauthorized remote access to phone answering system

Monday, July 30th, 2007

I have, like many others, a phone answering system that I can remotely access by phone. You only have to assign a remote access code to the system so that you can access many features of your answering system remotely from a touch-tone phone. Yesterday, before I left my apartment, at least 4 messages were […]

Injuries after preventive medical checkup – Part X

Monday, July 23rd, 2007

After having visited different physicians including a gastroenterologist on May 9, 2005 and having different lab tests done, I received from an investigation company, ordered by my insurance company, a letter inquiring whether someone else is responsible for paying the medical bills. I wish I could have told them that someone else is responsible. But […]

Communicating while sponsoring

Sunday, July 22nd, 2007

World Vision makes it very easy to communicate with your sponsored child. If your child cannot write yet or a language barrier exists, a World Vision worker will write you in the name of the sponsored child. The child I’m sponsoring is fife years old and speaks French. Though I learned French in school, my […]


Thursday, July 19th, 2007

A person, I had met when I worked at Microsoft, awakened my curiosity for genealogy. He worked as a translator for a translation company in Germany, and his company worked on the translation and localization products of Microsoft software. Since I was working on translation projects, I met him on one of my visits with […]

Invisible fence

Tuesday, July 17th, 2007

A couple years ago I saw a car parked, with the words “Invisible Fence” painted on it, on a parking lot at an Antique Mall, which I visited quite often. You all have heard the words “glass ceiling”. It is an invisible but unmistakable barrier; not only on the career ladder of a woman, but […]

Injuries after preventive medical checkup – Part IX

Monday, July 9th, 2007

While having these weird symptoms in my mouth, I was also pretty tired. I felt like energy had been drained from me. I’m not exactly sure when it started that I felt constantly tired. In my journal on March 26, 2005 is the entry that I had been pretty tired for the past few weeks. […]

Injuries after preventive medical checkup – Part VIII

Wednesday, July 4th, 2007

After the emergency consultation with Dr. N. at Minor & James I called the nurse assistant from Dr. H. several times. Though I had left messages on her answering machine, she didn’t call me back. When the symptoms got worse, having not only constantly a metallic taste in my mouth but also a very dry […]

Injuries after preventive medical checkup – Part VII

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2007

During the consultation at Minor & James on Friday, 25th March, I reported the symptoms that I experienced in my mouth: obvious symptoms of a rash, metallic taste in my mouth, and having a bitter taste while touching my gum with my tongue. Since I had not as yet received the lab results previously ordered […]

North Cascades & Northeast Washington

Sunday, July 1st, 2007

If you ever visit Washington State, take also the time to tour Northeast Washington, which looks totally different than the Pacific side. Northeast Washington’s terrain was created by cataclysmic Ice Age Floods and left a deeply scarred plateau with hundreds of small lakes, flat top mountains, and canyons known as “coulees” (ravines and ancient basins […]