4 Tips for More Sustainable Living

Would you like to live more sustainably? It’s easier than you think. Here are just four ways to embrace a more eco-friendly existence.

1. Shop Locally

Not only will you support the farmers, vendors and businesses of your own community, but you’ll also reduce pollution and waste by cutting down on shipping costs through the big chains. The less demand for it, the less they’ll do it.

2. Look for Eco-Friendly Businesses

The next time you’re seeking, say, a jewelry refining group, take the extra time to find one like JRGInc.com. They’re committed to the environment, so their actions won’t cause harm to the earth like other companies of their type.

3. Start Recycling

Gone are the days when everything had to be meticulously sorted and physically carted to the recycling plant. In the 21st century, it’s as easy as putting your garbage in a special bin and rolling it onto the street for the recycling trucks. There’s no excuse not to recycle anymore!

4. Use Less Water

You waste gallons of water every day without even realizing it. Can you cut back on your shower time? Can you wash the dishes in a sink full of suds instead of individually under the stream? Simple cutbacks can make huge differences, so every little bit helps.

If you’re serious about living a better, more sustainable life, follow these four tips to work for a brighter future. There’s only one earth. It’s time to do your part for it.

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Welcome to the World Baby Ellie

Last May 2, 2015 my niece (Hannah) gave birth to a healthy baby girl named Ellie. Congrats Hannah you are now a mother! I know you will be a great mom because you are indeed kind-hearted girl.

And to our precious blessing, the whole world welcomes you baby Ellie. You are really a blessing from God above. Enjoy your time being a baby and be a good girl. We love you and hope to see you very soon.

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One day old – One week old

 

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Nice smile

 

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Love this shot, looks like she is attentively listening

 

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3 Tips for Hiring HVAC Specialists

When your furnace goes bump in the night, the last thing you want to do is bring in an HVAC professional who doesn’t know their stuff. But how can you be sure you’re hiring the right people? What criteria should you use for selecting a repair company? Here are just three ideas for vetting them before allowing them access to your home.

1. Read Their Reviews

Start your search by reading the reviews of likely candidates. Not only will this ensure that you weed out the crooks, but you’ll also get an inside scoop on the accuracy of their estimates and the professionalism of their teams.

2. Check Their Credentials

Are they licensed by the state? Are they affiliated with any professional organizations like the National Association of Journeymen Linemen or the Air Conditioning Contractors of America? Don’t be afraid to ask for proof of paperwork if you doubt their qualifications.

3. Talk About Prices

Request a quote. Inquire about payment plans. Sit down with them and go through their contracts line by line. The money is coming directly out of your pocket, so if they’re going to charge you for parts, labor and insurance, you should know about it in advance. You might also want to ask them about liability and job warranties.

These are just three things to keep in mind when searching for HVAC specialists. Take your time and do it right. A working heater can mean the difference between life and death in the winter!

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Excited to Know the Winner of Asia’s Got Talent

Last time I shared how to vote in Asia’s Got Talent. Last night was the last day of voting, I hope you voted, heheh. I’m not a contestant but I’m so excited to know the winner of the first Asia’s Got Talent. I’m sure not only me but all the Filipinos who really supported this show. I enjoyed this show really and always make sure to watch every episode. I supported the show during audition time, semi-finals and grand finale. Surprisingly, 4 fellow Filipinos were included in the grand finals so it’s really exciting.

The voting period was finished already and the result will be revealed on Thursday (May 14). I’m so excited and I hope one of the 4 Filipinos will be the first winner of this competition. If this happens, the whole Philippines will rejoice, hahah and for sure the whole Asia will get to know how talented Filipinos are. 

The winner of Asia’s Got Talent will take home a huge prize of US$100,000 and an opportunity to perform at the Marina Bay Sands. Kudos to the staff and crew of the show, I really enjoyed it and look forward to the next season. The show is hosted by Marc Nelson and Rovilson Fernandez; while the judges are Anggun, David Foster, Melanie C and Vanness Wu.  

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