Reminder: Old Philippine Peso Bills Can Only Be Used Until December 2015

Now, if you have “hoards” of the “old” Philippine peso bills, you need not panic. While these old bills will only be valid until end of December this year, you can still exchange them in banks and in the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) offices.

Image from Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas
Image from Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas

Reminders from BSP:

1. The public may still use the old banknotes until December 31, 2015, in paying and buying of goods and services and other business or financial transactions requiring the use of cash. These old banknotes will no longer be accepted for payment transactions after the last day of the year..

2. The public, without charge, may exchange the old banknotes with the New Generation Currency at full face value with authorized financial institutions (such as universal and commercial banks, thrift banks, rural as well as cooperative banks) and with BSP or any of its regional offices or branches from January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2016. Click here for list of BSP offices and branches.

3. As for government institutions still in possession of old banknotes which could not be exchanged during the prescribed period (such as banknotes used as evidence in a litigation case), they will have to request the BSP Cash Department in writing, within the period of exchange, for a special exchange arrangement.

4. Now, for overseas Filipinos who still have old banknotes but would not be able to exchange them within the given period, they may register online starting October 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016 through the BSP website. The old banknotes in their possession may be exchanged with the BSP within one year from the date of online registration.

5. By January 1, 2017, final good byes to the old banknotes should have been done as these banknotes will no longer have any monetary value, and are considered demonetized.

It’s Time to Change the Light with WiFi RGBW LED Bulb

Have you switched to using LED bulbs at home? It was my husband who suggested earlier this year that we should go ahead and use LED bulbs for our home lighting instead of the incandescent ones we have been using. And if you think LED bulbs do not have unique qualities that go with it, think again.

Introducing the WiFi RGBW LED Bulb. You may never look at incandescent light bulbs or the typical LED bulbs the same way again. You can also check out More Smart Light Bulb Here, by the way. With the WiFi RGBW LED Bulb, you can personalize your light with a color palette of over 16 million colors! Think about that! If you feel like using some blue lighting today or a little bit on the side of red for a romantic evening, no need to change bulbs or light source for the evening. Not only that, you can choose how dim or bright your light should be for the night or for the day since you can adjust the bulb’s brightness.

With the WiFi RGBW LED Bulb, you also have the option to choose the time setting so that for instance, if you choose the sleep mode, the bulb’s brightness will be decreasing before it totally shuts off. And thanks to the latest technology, you can simply control it with your smartphone or tablet. Neat, huh? You can use the bulb for your lamps (whether floor, desk, bed) or even for your background light and even for that ballroom.

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Now if you are worried that using this may be complicated, fear not. You just need to screw in the bulb, download the free app and connect to the bulb’s WiFi endpoint. It’s as simple as that, really. And do know that just as my husband has said that using LED bulbs means saving energy, so it is indeed with the WiFi RGBW LED bulb. You just consume 6 watts when you use it 🙂 

To give you a better idea of the WiFi RGBW LED Bulb, these are its parameters:
Working voltage: 100 – 240V, 50 / 60Hz
Power: 6W
Color temperature: White color 6500k + RGB
Bulb screwing interface: E27

Its specifications:
Product Weight: 0.090 kg
Package Weight: 0.16 kg
Product Size ( L x W x H ): 11 x 6 x 2.5 cm / 4.32 x 2.36 x 0.98 inches
Package Size ( L x W x H ): 12.5 x 6.7 x 7 cm / 4.91 x 2.63 x 2.75 inches

The WiFI RGBW LED bulb, thankfully, can be conveniently purchased online 🙂 Well, then my friends, perhaps it’s time to switch to LED lighting and go for a WiFI RGBW LED bulb for a change.

We are Moving Soon!

Indeed we are 🙂 The hubby and I have been married for 4 years now and this is the first time we will be moving to a place of our own. We made a loan to make this possible, at least what we will pay for monthly will be going towards our own property and not just for rental.

Now, we have to admit that we have not bought much furniture before because we always have it in mind that we don’t want to bring so much stuff when we move to a new place. But looking around our rented house now, I think we could really use some new ones 🙂

1. Sofa. It would be nice to have a new sofa. We have an old one which has unfortunately been discolored; it’s made of material which is kind of difficult to clean. If you ask me why did we buy this one in the 1st place, then let it be known that it was sold to us at a very cheap price by a friend. And my hubby liked it 🙂 I would love to have a sofa in deep brown color or even a dark blue or gray one would do. I want it dark.

2018 Update: We had a sofa cover sewn for our sofa before we moved 🙂 I’m still looking forward to either buying a new one or have it re-upholstered.

My husband checking our new house while still under construction.

2. Dining chairs. Our dining table is still useful and I wouldn’t mind just buying a couple of chairs to go with it. The old chairs are simply begging to retire.

2018 update: My husband purchased a glass dining table while I purchased new dining chairs when we had settled into our new home.

3. Bedstead. It would be great to have one. In the previous house that we rented, we were provided a bedstead to use. As we move out, we would need one.

2018 update: Just last May, the hubby actually bought a wonderful brand new bed as well as a bedstead/bed frame 🙂 

4. Closet. The house we are renting already has a closet that the hubby uses. My clothes are in a smaller closet which we bought after our wedding. With the move, we need a new one for his clothes. Take note also that although I am not really into clothes shopping, I quite often receive several clothes as gifts from families and friends (both slightly pre-loved and new ones), Some of these outfits would even be considered Celebrity Dresses! So yeah, we need some big closets 🙂

5. Kitchen cabinet. We are using the cabinets of our rented house now and so obviously we need one or two in our new home.

20 18 update: What my DIY husband has done was to actually make (!!) closets and kitchen cabinets when we moved! How cool is that 🙂 

So far, these are the essential ones we need as we make the move soon. Expect some update about our furniture shopping in the coming weeks.

We are thankful that God has blessed our marriage and we can now have a new home. We know that He provides for our needs and even our wants.