Thursday, September 06, 2007

Relocate to Florida and blog from there

I have previously let off steam and griped about what is happening to my country at My dream: Retire to Hawaii and continue to blog from there (click BACK button to get back to this page). I have complained about the how the delineation of the electoral constituencies have been drawn up so a rural vote is equivalent to 10 to 20 times the vote of an urban voter, and how this has made it practically impossible for the citizens and the opposition to dislodge the current ruling coalition or even deny them a two third majority to prevent any more detrimental amendments to the constitution. I have complained about how the ruling coalition uses the NEP (New Economic Policy) for patronage system to entrench themselves in power and enrich the few close to the ruling parties. I have complained about the huge amount of public fund being squandered with no one being made accountable for it. I have complained about the 3 pillars of democracy - the Executive, the Legislature and the Judiciary, which is supposed to provide check and balance, being destroyed so much so that the Executive now practically controls everything. I have complained about creeping Islamisation, with even the Chief Justice now talking about the Common Law being replaced by the Syariah (Islamic) law. I have talked about a Minister in the Prime Minister Department threatening to use the Internal Security Act (ISA), which allows detention without trial, against bloggers who exposes the problems, the wrong doings and the corruptions, even if they are backed by documents. I am very concerned at the developments, and have expressed my dream to retire to Hawaii and continue to blog from there.

But Hawaii is not a cheap place to retire to. Honolulu, the capital of Hawaii, has its cost of living rated 78.40% higher than the U.S. average. In comparison, the capital city of Florida which also have a sub-tropical and tropical climate, Tallahassee has a cost of living rated 6.23% Lower than the U.S. average, and Florida is almost as pleasant place to retire to as Hawaii.

This site real estate has a listing of all the properties for sale in Continental US including Florida real estate. They also have a site to help with moving. Can't afford to purchase? No problem. I can always look for houses for rent.

Sounds promising.

7 comments:

  1. You might also look at Texas. I'm in the Houston area, we moved here 2 years ago from New England.

    Check out har.com for Houston real estate. I think you'll find we are cheaper than Florida with a similar climate.

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  2. You give very good blogspot tips, especially useful for newbies like me.

    What do you think of offline blog editors? Any good recomended ones?

    Are there any offline blog editors that can upload images to blogger accout?

    Thanks for your time and kind assistance.

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  3. Hi there,

    You are chosen to represent your country in the first international blog
    WUB (World United Bloggers)

    The aim of this blog is to prove to the world that differences in language, religion,race and nationality do not make us hate each other and we can make this world better if we express our opinions with respect to others.

    If you agree to join us please send e-mail with your nick name , age , country and your blog address to sharm_lover@hotmail.com where you will be sent an activation mail which makes you entitled to contribute in WUB, your name as one of the contributor will automatically be updated.Please read the rules before you start any posting in WUB where you will also find the aims of this WUB.

    Thanks
    Chief WUB,


    Sharm .

    www.worldub.blogspot.com

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  4. Hi Herself,

    Good suggestion. I have a niece and a nephew in Houstan. Perhaps I can be a cheapskate and squat with them ;-)

    Thank for your suggestions. However, here I go topless around the house. No fan, no aircon even though I have them in my house. Evironmentally friendly. Will that be any problem in Texas?

    Peter a.k.a. enviroman
    Enviroman Says
    (floods in England, polar ice and ice caps at moutain peaks melting, I think more severe and frequent hurricanes in US, rain when it is supposed to be a dry season in my country, someone from Queensland recently contacted me if I noticed the weather changing. I replied when I was young I had to sleep under the blanket, but now I sleep topless. If I remembered, he said it is freezing in tropical Queensland and now he has to sleep under a blanket. Please folks, take good care of our one and only Spaceship Earth which have no lifeboat. It may not affect us severely now, but it has every chance of severely affecting our future generations. Then they will have lots to be "thankful to us)

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  5. Hi Casey and Peanut,

    "What do you think of offline blog editors? Any good recomended ones?"

    Someone mentioned Notetab (a better version of Notepad) I downloaded it to try, but did not have the patience to learn. What is wrong with using the Blogger post editor. I have been using that and have been quite happy with it so far.

    "Are there any offline blog editors that can upload images to blogger accout?"

    I haven't come across any and I haven't tried as I have no use for one. There are so many ways to add images, but these all have to be done online. You can use offline editor to display images that are already on the web. I doubt you can do that offline using photos in your computer.

    Peter (Blog*Star)
    Testing Blogger Beta (now New Blogger)

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  6. Hi Sharm,

    "You are chosen to represent your country in the first international blog WUB (World United Bloggers)"

    Thanks for the invitation which I consider a compliment. But I got a long list of comments and emails to respond to plus posts to make plus the need to participate in forums plus there is a lot of things in my "To do" folder still not touched yet, I doubt I have the time to contribute. But thank you very much.

    Peter a.k.a. enviroman
    Enviroman Says
    (floods in England, polar ice and ice caps at moutain peaks melting, I think more severe and frequent hurricanes in US, rain when it is supposed to be a dry season in my country, someone from Queensland recently contacted me if I noticed the weather changing. I replied when I was young I had to sleep under the blanket, but now I sleep topless. If I remembered, he said it is freezing in tropical Queensland and now he has to sleep under a blanket. Please folks, take good care of our one and only Spaceship Earth which have no lifeboat. It may not affect us severely now, but it has every chance of severely affecting our future generations. Then they will have lots to be "thankful to us)

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  7. Florida is great if you don't mind paying a fortune for home insurance. Too many hurricanes! San Antonio or Austin are safer and nice cities! Thanks for the tips!

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