Apr 10, 2021

Thinking About Buying A Puppy? Read These Essential Considerations Before Making A Decision

Welcoming a puppy into your family home can be such an exciting experience, but if you've never previously owned a dog then there are many essential considerations that you must uncover and take on board before you make your decision. Dogs are a huge responsibility, and it can cost a hefty sum to keep your furry friend content and comfortable throughout their many years of life. Luckily, focusing your efforts into a few key areas will ensure that you can find out everything you need to know about puppy care, helping your new dog to settle in fast and begin to thrive in their forever home. So, if you would like to find out more, then simply read on. 


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Finding The Most Suitable Breed 


Finding the most suitable breed of dog is absolutely vital, especially for first-time dog owners with little experience in handling or training puppies. Though it's fair to say that every dog will have its own totally unique personality, there are specific breed traits that you can expect to find from certain types of dog, making them either less or more suitable for your home. For example, golden retrievers are said to be some of the softest, friendliest breeds around, making them a perfect match for a family home with children. On the other hand, a breed such as a lurcher needs considerable exercise and loves nothing more than running for hours on end - this is ideal for an owner that enjoys sports and the great outdoors, as they make for the perfect adventure buddy. You can train your dog to avoid performing certain behaviours such as excessive barking and dependence issues through repetition and rewards from a site like Pet-Ness, but breed-specific traits are often hard wired into their DNA making it difficult to get rid of them completely. 


Meeting Care Requirements 


If you have lots of current commitments like full time employment, outdoor hobbies and other out-of-house activities that will leave your dog alone for hours on end, you must think hard before deciding to invest in a puppy. Dogs have serious care requirements ranging from regular feeding to grooming, socialisation and veterinary care, so if you don't have the time to meet these needs then you should think twice before making such a choice. If you feel as though you have the means to provide a pup with a happy life, start off by seeking out the most suitable food. You can pick between dry kibble, canned wet food and even fridge fresh options made with quality ingredients, so trial a few of the best rated brands and see how your dog reacts to each one. Grooming should be your next priority, as your dog should be bathed around twice per month to cleanse their fur and skin. If your pup has long fur, you should aim to brush them frequently (around once per week should be suffice). Allow them to make friends with other fully vaccinated pups and adult dogs early on, as this will support healthy socialisation. 


Apr 8, 2021

How to Prep Your Home For a Hot Summer

Now we have entered spring, and it is only a matter of time until we are in summer, where the heat will be getting even hotter depending on where you live. When it gets so hot, you may not even be able to seek comfort in your own home if you haven’t prepared it correctly or taken steps to make it cooler. If you are someone that feels the heat more or does not enjoy the heat when preparing your home, so you have somewhere to shelter and take a rest from the heat will be very beneficial for you.


If you would like to prepare your home for the summer, then hopefully, these few tips will help you get started.



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Check your home’s insulation.


Make sure you are checking or getting someone to check your insulation in your home, check the attic and any spaces in your home. Not only does the insulation in your home help you with cold winters by keeping the heat in, but it will also help to reflect and keep heat out of your home to stop the house from heating up and any cold air in the home from escaping. You are able to add in more insulation on top of existing material, but if you are unsure, it is best to have a professional do this.



Install cooling devices


One of the best ways to make your home cooler is to get some sort of cooling device for the home. This is the quickest way to cool your home but bear in mind it is not the cheapest in most instances. One of the best things you could get installed is air conditioning. It is the best thing to cool your home, which is why most hot countries have it and cars have it too. It is best to have a professional install your AC, and there are plenty available. And also, there is a 24 hour AC service available should you have issues with your AC as it will need to be maintained to make sure it functions.



You can also get ceiling fans or standing fans for your home. They can be a little cheaper but do not cool the home as efficiently as AC does. You would usually need a few around the home in the rooms that get the hottest to try and bring the temperature down.




Install some coverings or plants on your windows


A lot of people are trying smart landscaping to reduce heat in the home. This is where you place plants by the windows to absorb the heat that would otherwise be going through the window into the home. Your other option is to get coverings for your windows to stop the heat from being absorbed into your home through the windows on really sunny days.



If you struggle with your home getting too hot in the summer, then hopefully, these tips will allow you to prepare your home and have a more comfortable summer with a cooler home.


Mar 16, 2021

Kimchi Fried Rice



One of the things that I started doing when the lockdown started was to make homemade kimchi. I love eating kimchi so I think I should learn how to make one. I made kimchi many times. So I thought of other korean dish that has kimchi in it. I already made kimchi soup and now I made kimchi fried rice. I always make this dish because it's very easy to make.


This is perfect for people who are busy and don't have much time to prepare meal. I just put the left over rice to the pan then I mixed the kimchi and fried diced tofu which I fried earlier. Then I topped it with sunny side egg.


Actually, I sometimes sauté it with garlic and onions but I was really hungry that time so I made it real quick.

Mar 4, 2021

4 Reasons To Have A Career Change


Whether you are in a career you love or not, you may not be fully satisfied. You may enjoy your job but have no free time. Or, you may have lots of free time and your work isn’t satisfying you financially. There is always time to change career and it’s never too late to change jobs. If you are contemplating a career change, here are four reasons to help you make up your mind. 

 

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More Money

If you are struggling financially and finding it impossible to make ends meet, this is a sign that you need to ask for a pay rise or change your career. If you are highly qualified and can offer your services elsewhere, then there is no harm in changing the company you work for. 


For example, you might be in the MT4 trading industry and know that another company can pay you more money. You need to be appreciated and valued, and changing your job might be the solution to make more money and feel more secure.


More Freedom

If you feel your job is tying you down and not offering you enough freedom, then a career change could be a good option. Whether you want to work remotely or fewer hours, many companies out there can offer that. More freedom is crucial to create a better work-life balance. 


If you do find you have a bad work-life balance, a career change can help that. In your new job, you might feel happier and more able to pay attention to when you are most productive at work and block that time off for your most important work-related activities. You can make sure to avoid checking your emails and phone every few minutes, as those are major time-wasting tasks that derail your attention and productivity.


Your Happiness

Always remember that nothing is impossible. If you want to change your career and be freer with remote working, you are the one that has to take the plunge. There is always the opportunity to rejoin your previous job or find something new if the new job doesn’t work out. But, you have to believe in yourself and you will never know until you try. Your happiness comes first, always remember that. 


Make Better Use Of Your Skills

If your current career doesn’t make the most of what you can offer, you know you can do better and go further in a different field.


Changing a career or company may come with more benefits than your skills feeling valued. For example, changing to a different company may result in more money and flexibility with your work hours. 


We all know that the ‘job for life’ culture no longer exists. Most people will make several career changes throughout their working life. So why is it that most people are so intimidated by the idea of making these changes? Use this guide to help you decide whether or not a career change will be good for you.

 


Mar 1, 2021

Hello March

 


Time flies so fast. It was only a year ago when my life was full of excitement and motivation to do better so I can achieve my dreams. I had a lot of plans in mind like I wanted to continue with my work as a nurse reliever or apply for a fulltime work as a nurse. But everything has changed because of the lockdown. 


Now, I feel lost because I lost a lot of time and there's a lot of things that are bugging my mind. Should I stop this and find another way? Or should I just keep going and wait? I don't really know. There's a part of me that's really confused.


But I can't really give up just like that. I am still trying my best to keep fighting. This pandemic really sucks! My plans changed big time because of you.


So March, please be good to me. 

Feb 27, 2021

Become a Handy Man Easily With a Window Screen Kit

 


Not everyone finds themselves able or capable to be a handy person around the house. Home repairs, upgrades, and more aren’t always as easy as simply looking it up online and then doing a perfect job after. Never fear, however! When it comes to the upgrade, maintenance, repairs, or addition of window screens to your home, you are in luck.

You don’t need to be a handy person at all to use a window screen kit. A few simple tools you may have around the house and 15-20 minutes of your time are all it takes to install or upgrade an old window screen with a new one. Best of all, today’s window screen kits are easier than ever to put together thanks to manufacturers creating clearer instructions and providing everything you need in a single kit.


What You Get in a Window Screen Kit

  • Choice of frame colors.
  • Choice of screen colors.
  • Spline roller tool
  • 4 pieces of 5/16” x ¾” (.020 ga.) frame
  • 4 external corners (no miter cuts or miter saw needed)
  • 2 slide-in corner leaf springs
  • 2 lift tabs
  • Correct size spline
  • Detailed, easy to understand illustrated instructions
  • Addition of optional items if needed: 1 crossbar and 2 crossbar clips.

A great window screen kit should have items that are included with it, like the one above. Why? It has every single thing you need without the complications, making it extremely convenient and easy to use. 

Trying to find, or pair up a window screen with the properly sized spline can be difficult to navigate on your own. Second, some window screen kits will require that you make the cuts yourself. That requires extra tools to be purchased such as a miter saw, a spline roller, a hacksaw, and a miter box at the minimum. Additional purchases mean an additional price tag to what would have been a cost-saving DIY installation.


The Benefits of a Window Screen Kit

Color range

The variety of colors available for most window screen kits tends to be far larger. Using some of the most popular outdoor home décor colors that seamlessly match almost any home, it is easy to add a beautiful touch of color and elevation to your home with brand new window screens. Some of the colors you can find in window screen kits are:

  •        White
  •        Bronze
  •        Silver
  •        Tan
  •     Champagne

All of these are attractive, clean, and neutral colors that will effortlessly blend in with whichever exterior décor or paint you’ve chosen for your home. Second, you can often choose what shade of screen you will install, such as charcoal or silver-grey. 


Cost-Effective

Not being extremely handy around the house can sometimes lead to extra expense. Most of the time, if something needs replacing, repairs, or an upgrade—you will likely hire a professional to fix or upgrade items around the home. A window screen kit that comes with detailed instructions and every tool you need that is easy to put together removes the need to hire a contractor. 

This not only saves you the cost of hiring but the hourly cost to the contractor as well. You also won’t need to make an extra trip to the hardware store to shop around to find the right tools, nor struggle online to try and find the correct sized spline—as it’s already provided for you.

No worries about cutting the frame either. Window screen kits can be ordered to exact size, the extra costs for the proper tools for cutting to size are eliminated.


Suitable for Both Large and Small Windows 

These innovative window screen kits including everything you need to make your window screens both for small and large windows. All you need is your window size to grab the right kit for your home. No wasted money on extra materials or having to buy individual parts from different places.

A window screen kit is also a fantastic means to save money on shipping as everything is all in one package.

You don’t need to be a handyman or person around the house thanks to a window screen kit. You can do this project at any time of the year, and chances are you’ll end up doing it better than any stranger from a hardware store because you can control this project from start to finish. The money saved by using a DIY window screen kit makes these a must for new screens!


Celebrating my Niece's Birthday Amidst COVID-19

 


Last month, we celebrated my niece's birthday at home. Since it's not allowed to have social gathering, there were only few guests. There were only less than 10 of us who celebrate her birthday. But I think she was very happy. Me and friend arranged the decoration on my background. My niece was really happy because she loves LOL Dolls. The celebration was very simple. We ate lunch and drank some wine while the kids were playing. 

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