Energy Efficiency Tips

28 September 2016
Every home needs a strategy to save money out of something. One of the best way to save which we seldom neglect is to save few bucks by using our home energy wisely and accordingly. If you do it right, you'll have good amount for a family holiday. How does it sound?




What can we actually do?


  • Have you heard of LED lights? This is now a good choice to use at home as it is "85% less energy and lasts 20 times longer than incandescent bulbs". You can buy one from 80 - 1000 luminosity depending on what room you will put it. The options are endless you just need to be very keen in choosing one that best suits your needs. 
  • Another no brainer thing to do is to switch off lights and appliances that are not in use. This is often neglected especially when we are too busy with our daily chores. 
  • Use timers in water and home heating. Switch off heating in rooms that are not needed. 
  • If you are living in house that doesn't have a double glazed window (even if you are), close the curtains to eliminate the loss of heat at night (especially on winter). 
  • Have your boiler and other appliances serviced regularly. 
  • If you play musical instruments at home, make sure to switch off those instruments when not in use, put it your guitar  in hercules guitar stand properly, plug off those pianos and digital drums. A simple thing plugged in can consumed 10-20 % energy still. 
  • Reflect back heat by using foil behind the radiators. In that way, heat is bounced back into room. 
  • When cooking, put lids over your pots to conserve energy and even reduce condensation in the kitchen. When boiling water for coffee or tea, boil the quantity you just need. 
  • Be wise in washing clothes. Lowest water temperature is better. To compensate proper cleaning, choose the right laundry soap that will work on cool washing. 
  • Have a proper ventilation at home. Make sure that there's sufficient fresh air around the house. Open window once in a while to avoid moisture and pollutant build-up. 

There plenty more techniques to use energy efficiently. If you know one, please share them on the comment box below. Have a warm autumn and winter everyone. 



Basic Skin Care

27 September 2016
I am not a dermatologist but I know how to take care of my skin. I don't get pimples except when my period is about to come. But that is tolerable as it's only one or two on the forehead. 

We all know that there are plenty of good ways to take care of our skin. You may have your own tricks too. Allow me to remind or share with you the following basic skin care.


Drink at least 2 liters of water a day. Our body uses up water in all our activities, if not replenish, our skin will show dryness or sometimes other skin problems like pimples. 



Eat healthy. Add more fruits, vegetables, lean meats and whole grains in your diet. These foods are rich in vitamins and minerals essential in keeping your skin glowing. 




Smoking cigarettes won't help. Stop is you are, don't dare if you're not. Smoking contributes in narrowing your tiny blood vessel leaving your skin dry. Not to mention the other diseases connecting to cigarette smoking.





Always protect your skin from the sun. Use products that can protect you against the harmful rays of the sun. Products with SPF 15 or more are recommended. If you are out swimming, bring with you your sun lotion and re-apply every two hours. 




Wearing make-up is okay. Just make sure you use the brand that you trust and brand that won't give you skin problem. Always try new product in small portion of your skin before thoroughly applying them. Also, you should keep your brushes and sponges clean and fresh all the time. Wash them regularly or replace them when possible. Dirt accumulated on your make-up applicators can also create skin problems. 




Wash you face at least twice a day. Use soap that is best for you. If you have sensitive skin, make sure to buy fragrance-free or soap-free products. The more scent, the more chance your skin gets irritated. Remove make-up before going to bed. Leaving them on you face will only make your skins clogged by make-up particles. 




Change your pillowcase regularly. Even when we are sleeping our skin produce oil which is left in the pillowcase. Plus, all the dirt from our hair will also sleep there. I'm sure you don't want them to get all that into your skin. Only worse could happen. Besides, it's always great to sleep on clean pillow and linens. 




Handle your stress well. Yes, stress can make your skin ugly. To avoid that, keep everything in order. Organize the things you need to do so you don't worry much of the things undone. Exercise daily as this is a very good tool to release your stress. Learn to unwind and take it easy. 


These are just few skin care tips that I can share with you. Remember, maintain good hygiene, eat and drink properly and exercise regularly to keep your skin healthy. 

Christmas 2016

22 September 2016
Christmas spirit is just around the corner. We couldn't think of a better way to celebrate the birth of Jesus rather than with family and friends. For the past two years, December 25 is extra special to us as we have a little miss to join us. This is her third Christmas with us. We want it different. So we are planning to get a fresh tree and have it decorate personally. Personally, I mean using few bits and pieces of our daughter since birth. I also have other things in mind to include for decoration.


A photo posted by Len Reallady (@lencilicious) on

Starting today, I also intend to play Christmas songs everyday to make our home a lot more festive and warm. Using rme fireface 800 to record the music will be cool granted I have the device. Since I don't have it I will then use my old reliable ipod which is docked permenantly on my speaker. I think that will do.

To be honest we are not yet decided whether to spend Christmas here or elsewhere. There are many things to consider before we arrive to a final decision. It will be cool if we can spend it with family. But flying back home will be far too expensive. So that's definitely a no-no for now. Spending the season in the county side is another option. We'll see about that.

How about you? Do you have any plans for Christmas 2016?







Forever Thankful


Everyday we make our to do list. Everyday we're caught up with big pile of things to do at work place and at home. Above all our worries, we should never forget to thank God for all His blessings. He is our ultimate support and guidance day and night. Let's be forever grateful rather than forever bothered of our future.



Sharing with you these very powerful bible verses from the book of Matthew 6:25-34

Do Not Worry
25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? 28 “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? 31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.


Message in a Banana

15 June 2016
There are numerous ways to say "I love you" to the person you love so dearly. Putting them into actions will be the best. But writing those three words in a banana is so cool.

Banana note
Hubby didn't know this until it's time to eat his lunch. I got a very sweet kiss when he got home from work. Relationship goal - ACHIEVED!


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