Saturday, August 8, 2015

Wet Market Sunday

I was thinking of buying avocado ( Php 40 per kilo; cheap since it's in season) to make dessert for a week (replacement for my Mung Beans Ice Cream dessert), but I forgot to buy evaporated milk, so I didn't buy avocados.

I didn't buy mangoes as well since it already climbed up to Php 60 per kilo and I still have 3 mangoes left from last week.

I should finish up my eggs  ( 5 pcs left) since it has been 2 weeks in the fridge and I'm afraid it'll go bad. I'll finish those eggs this week.

I was glad I bought my coin purse full of 25 cents. Two stores didn't short-changed me. Huzzah!

  • Banana: Php 25 ( 1 kilo)

  • Veggies: Php 63

Eggplant: Php 40 per kilo
Sayote: Php 20 each
Squash: Php 25 per kilo

  • Bangus: Php 50 (Php 120 per kilo)

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  • Sawdust for Stark and Pepper: Php 74.66

  • Bones for Stark and Pepper: Php 30.75

  • Kakanin + Choco Lanay: Php 25

  • Commando Matches (10 pcs): Php 12.85 ( I bought this in bulk since I bought this at La Nueva. Why I bought matches? Find out in my next post.)
  • Lady's Choice Sandwich Spread ( 80 ml) : Php 26 ( You know I am into buying in bulk but I bought sachet this time. Well I was waiting for a chance to go to SM/Hypermarket to buy the store brand sandwich spread ( Bonus brand) so I bought this sachet for now. I think I will be going to SM within this week so yah. This is actually for workers
  • Eight O'Clock Powdered Juice: Php 16.70 ( Php 8.30 each) For workers as well
  • San Marino Chili Corned Tuna: Php 29.58
  • Bonux Laundry Powder ( 6 pcs; 57g): Php 26.20 
  • Winner Beef Loaf: Php 13.00
  • Dazz Dishwasher Bar: Php 6.30
  • Kopiko Cafe Blanca: Php 57.70
  • Baker's Best Bread: Php 22.25

Blurry, sorry!

TOTAL: Php 478.91

Thursday, August 6, 2015

OPLAN Lower Electric Bill: Buying LPG ( Current Price of a 7kg Gasulito+Tank)

My friend was teasing me on how OA I was coz I was freakin' out super badly because of my Php 1,600 electric bill. Well yah, now that I a think of it, super OA nga ako nag freak out about my electric bill. It's way beyond my budget so I got to do some bad-ass Operation Plan Lower Electric Bill drama.

So, if you read my previous post, I wrote that I will buy LPG,  like ASAP and so I did....

Gasulito : ( I didn't buy the biggest one since my stove is only single burner and let's face it, it's only me and my brother here.)
Price: 7kg Cylinder (Tank) : Php 1,100
Gas inside: Php 450
LPG Regulator: ( I bought a wrong one at Ace Hardware so I needed to buy another one. I didn't get to buy the hose though since the one from Ace Hardware came with a hose so I used that one instead of buying another hose): Php 180

TOTAL: PHP 1,730

I bought my La Germania single burner gas stove few months ago and I didn't get to use it coz I was thinking that my La Germania electric stove (second picture below) won't eat up a lot of electricity. I was proven wrong.

Rest for now....

Let's see how low my electric bill can go!

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Electricity Bill Report: From Php 657 to Php 1,670? What the Heck?!

Okay, so I just received my last month's electric consumption bill and when I looked at it, my mouth dropped. Over 100 percent freakin' more? What the heck is going on here?!


  • Electric Stove ( too much usage) : When I paid Php 657 last billing cycle ago, I was using electric stove so I thought it won't eat too much electricity, but I have been cooking more so maybe that's why.
  • Mung Beans Boiling: I have been posting how I'm currently obsessed with mung beans ice cream. I have been boiling my mung beans on the electric stove, which takes about 30 mins. Made 3 batches of it already. Yup, mung beans ice cream is one of the culprit.
  • Stark and Pepper's Bones: Been cooking the bones on the electric stove too which takes about 20 mins every Sunday. Though I have been doing it since the last billing cycle.
  • Electric Kettle: I think this is the major, major culprit. This is the only additional gadget that consumes electricity  I added last month.
  • Wielding Machine: So they, meaning the workmen, have been using wielding machine for the balcony ( one on second floor, one on the third floor) and for the spiral staircase. They aren't done yet.


  • Buy LPG, like ASAP!
  • Since I only boil bones and mung beans once a week, which is on Sundays, I will put this thing to good use:

This use to be my mom's. I just saw this while I was purging and de-cluttering. Do you know what this thing is? It's for when you cook stuff using charcoal. So yah, I'll use this once a week for an hour to hour and a half cooking my fave mung beans dessert and Stark and Pepper's bones. Don't worry, I will be watching this thing like a hawk to prevent fire. And I know how to use this thing. I grew up using this so yah.

  • Fan should be kept on number 2 or lower
  • No more electric kettle

Let's see how low will my next month's electric bill go by  doing the action plans I mentioned.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Wet Market Sunday/ SNR

  • FRUITS: 
 Banana: Php 12  ( Php 25 per kilo)
Mangoes: Php 40 ( 1 kilo)

  • Veggies ( not including the malunggay. I picked the malunggay myself from the subdivision's garden-ish. ): Php 50

  • Bangus: Php 50 ( Php 120 per kilo)

  • Kakanin + Choco packet ( no more choco lanay left :( ): Php 25

  • Ensaymada ( for workers): 5 for Php 20

  • Sawdust and Pork Bones for Stark and Pepper: Php 56
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  • Mung Beans and Condensed Milk ( coz I'm addicted to this as  my dessert) : Php 18 ( 1/4 kilo of Mung Beans) and Php 26.50

  • SNR Puppy Food: Php 599.95
  • SNR Dog Treat: Php 249.95
  • Coffee Mate Coffee Creamer : Php 80.95

  • Jade Toilet Paper: Php 6.80
  • Surf Laundry Bar: Php 17.70
  • Kopiko Cafe Blanca: Php 57.70
  • Lucky Me Pancit Canton: Php 8.70
  • Cooking Oil ( 1/4): Php 22
  • Eight O'clock Powdered Juice ( for workers): (Php 41.75  (Php 8.35 each)
  • Happy Sanitary Pads ( I still use my reusable sanitary pads I made, but since I have been hanging my clothes out in the open because of the house construction, I skipped using it for now coz I just don't like my neighbors or the workers seeing that thing hanging. hehe): Php 9.60
  • Papa Banana Ketchup: Php 26.15
  • San Marino Chili Corned Tuna: Php 29.50

Food and Expenses ( PERSONAL): I got the money for Stark and Pep's bones and sawdust from my Food and Expenses category since the Php 800 I budgeted for them were already spent ( puppy food and treat) I only buy their treat once every three months so by next month, it won't be this tight. I also took the workers' snack from my Food and Expenses category.

TOTAL:   Php 598.35