Archive for January 14th, 2009

Saving Energy

I just read this new tip in an article guys and I was thinking to share this to you. We already have known that crisis is hitting all over places and if we won’t be careful with our budget we surely going to run out of money all the time. And we must admit that, while our sources is going down and yet our bills are getting high. To worsen the scenario is we cannot stop our bills to come our way, every month they would knock at our door and even uninvited, they still do not care because we are responsible to it.

As the saying goes if you can’t deal with it then ride with it! Make peace with your electric bill. Here’s how:

Take Control: The first step to lowering your electric expenses is to take charge of energy consumption and making it more efficient. Small things can be bad if we don’t give our full attention. Sometimes simple things or solutions could help us more if we don’t take it for granted.

To become more energy efficient:

  1. Refrigerator/Freezer- you have to look for energy-saving features, fill your refrigerator capacity and make sure that the door gaskets are in good condition. And that you have to close the door tight.
  2. Range/Oven – Avoid using the electric stove for heating and re heating your food since you are using it very often. Microwave oven is the best tool for reheating a food as it only takes a few minutes to operate the said oven. The electric stove can be used even after you turn it off by turning the stove off when the dish you are cooking is almost done, since the plate of the electric stove is still hot.

Go toward the light: You have to switch off the light when the dawn breaks and the sun starting to shine. If you are using incandescent bulbs then you may have to replace with compact fluorescent light.

Stay Cool: You should also be closing the window in your room or seal those areas when hot air can enter. The air condition should have a regular basin for cleaning of the filter so to ensure compressor efficiency.

Ironing Smart: Avoid using your iron everyday when you have to get ready in any appointment. And if you get to buy one for you, you should choose the one, which has thermostat settings appropriate for various types of fabric. Buy also a model, which has a steam sprayer, as what really irons the fabric is not the heat but the steam.

I hope these tips can help you guys to maintain a not so high electric bill. Remember, time flies so fast as well as our money. But if you take control and use it wisely, then you would be surely smiling the whole year round.

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Simple But Elegant Wedding Invitation

Clarinda and I were so busy looking for a nice wedding invitation card. Clarinda found one store that sells personalized wedding invitations and yes it was very nice, it was well decorated by beads on the cover but that was pretty expensive though.

Now, I am stuck of where to order and buy such. All I want is just a simple but elegant kind of wedding invitations I may need a consultant for it because as I always said I am no expert in those things. It also has to be cost less but presentable at least to the guests. I got to dwell with our budget since there are still many things we have to consider right after the wedding. Just a simple but nice wedding invitation card would be all right with me.

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One Good Experience

Sister Irenie is a dealer of anything you could think of, be it with AVON, Natasha, Boardwalk and MSE. It has been a week now that she keeps on telling me of their upcoming party and their presentation. Recently, she asked me to go with her and that she will just buy a ticket for her so to at least I could take a picture of her while she dances with the tune of Angelina.

Their theme is retro so their costumes were from the yesteryears and their presentation as well. I was having fun with their game show entitled bill or no bill, it was a copy cat of deal or no deal only the 26k became the 14k and instead of the sexy pretty girls were holding the brief case they replace it with males dressing like a sexy girls, carrying the paper bags of MSE. Their names were somewhat similar to dogs like poodle, k29 and the like.

The game show ended with 50 pesos in the paper bag the contestant choose. Not bad after all at least she got a 50 pesos enough to go in Calinan [LOL] On the other hand, I was amazed with the dance troupe they hired for the show. They got the talent of executing a very hard dance steps. They call themselves The Alta Dancer. They’re young, talented and so active. I hope they will be compensated high enough equaled to the performance they showed to us.

And the most awaited presentation of Sister Irenie groups was called just before dinnertime. It was so wrong timing coz my camera went on and off every time I tried to video tapes their dance. Good thing that the daughter of one member thought to record their dance so I will just copy it from their camera.

And guess what? Just before we went home. They called my number and said I won a brand new Rice Cooker. Isn’t it great? So the thought of going with my sister apparently the right decision yesterday.

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We Need To Get Fit

It’s the New Year and Terry and I have decided we both need to lose some weight. Well we have thought of joining a Gym but that is often inconvenient and making it’s easy to make excuses to skip a workout because it is just inconvenient. Having home fitness equipment is a better option.

Not only is it convenient it is a constant reminder of your need for exercise. Well Nordic Track offers a wide range of quality exercise equipment that you can use in your home. From Skiers, to Stepper, to Treadmills and Exercise bikes, their equipment will get you in shape.

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