Cheap and Easy Way To Organize Messy Hanging Cables

Messy Hanging Cables

I have problem of messy hanging cables and where to put my external hard disk if let say I don’t have the side table.

messy hanging cables
messy hanging cables

Transparent Plug Holders to the Rescue

I found this wonderful transparent plug holders that you can find at Lazada or Shopee.

So I wonder whether those plugs holders can also be used to hold external hard disk if put horizontally.

So first things first, to solve my messy hanging cables, I attached the transparent plug holders at back of my TV.

transparent cable holder
transparent cable holder

As you can see no more hanging cables. It solves my messy cables.

cables not visible
cables not visible

Secondly, if I want to watch movies in my external hard disk whether I can put horizontally my external hard disk on top of the plug holders. As I said before, imagine if I don’t have the side table. It means the USB cable will go down from the TV to the floor.

To my excitement, the plug holders can be used to place the external hard disk horizontally.

transparent cable holder used to put your external hard disk
transparent cable holder used to put your external hard disk

Without the holder, I have to put the external hard disk either on the side table or on the floor.

Now the plug holders solve my problem of putting my external hard disk on the floor or side table and make it more neat.

usb connected to external hard disk
usb connected to external hard disk

Where to Buy?

You can buy those transparent plug holders at Lazada or Shopee just search “transparent plug holders”.

I bought it for RM14.50 for 10 pieces at Lazada.

Happy Organizing!

Cancel Order At AliExpress and Getting Refund

Order Cancellation

I made my first order at AliExpress and I made mistake in the number of quantity I ordered. So I had to cancel my order because I didn’t want to pay higher postal fee from same seller.

I cancelled my order immediately after I made payment and informed the seller as well.

So the cancellation was easy.

Cancel Order at AliExpress
Cancel Order at AliExpress

 

Anyway AliExpress did charge to my credit card on 30th December 2019.

AliExpress charged to credit card

Refund Status

You can check the refund status at the order details by clicking on Financial.

AliExpress refund status
AliExpress refund status

According to AliExpress website, they will do the refund within 3 – 20 business days.

aliexpress refund within 3-20 business days
aliexpress refund within 3-20 business days

Received Refund with Different Amount

I received my refund on 8th January 2020 which it took 9 calendar days or 6 business days.

There is a difference of charged amount and refund.

Charged: RM3.11
Refund: RM2.96
Difference: RM0.15

aliexpress order refund to credit card
aliexpress order refund to credit card

I think the difference is due to difference USD rate between when I bought it and when it was refunded.

How To Check That You Understand A Subject

In my daily jobs, I have to lead a group of people. Most of the time, it seems they don’t understand what they are doing and why they are doing it.

Besides when they learn new thing they tend to memorize or they are just relaying what they read instead of understanding it and digest the subject. Basically by memorizing you can’t apply it in real life situation.

Since high school, I hate history because I’m not good in memorizing but I’m good at understanding things.

These are rules of thumbs to check whether you understand a subject

1. Use Your Own Words To Describe The Subject

Strategy pattern (also known as the policy pattern) is a behavioral software design pattern that enables selecting an algorithm at runtime. Instead of implementing a single algorithm directly, code receives run-time instructions as to which in a family of algorithms to use.

In my own words, I will say it in this manner:

Class or function that always change need to be put outside from the main class.

Of course, other people might not understand your description, but most important thing you understand your own words.

2. Use Analogy

Example of Electricity. Most of electrical students can’t understand what is really amperage and voltage. Here is a good analogy.

Watt is power unit with formula as below:

Watt (W)= Amperage (A) x Voltage (V)

Analogy with water garden hose:-

Water come out from garden hose (watts) = Water volume (Amperage) x Water pressure (voltage)

3. Use Comparison Matrix

4. Provide Good Example

A perimeter is a path that encompasses/surrounds a two-dimensional shape. The term may be used either for the path, or its length—in one dimension. It can be thought of as the length of the outline of a shape. The perimeter of a circle or ellipse is called its circumference.

Example what is perimeter:

calculating perimeter
calculating perimeter
Perimeter for the left shape =

6cm + 4cm + 2cm + 3cm +4cm + 3cm + 4cm = 30cm

5. Draw Diagram

From all the description of a subject, can you draw it on piece of paper to depict your understanding? If yes, it means you understand better your subject. If no, try again.

Benefits of Understanding

Indeed by following these, you take up more time to understand a subject. But when you get used to it, it will be easy and you understand the subject better and use it appropriately.

 

 

Water Pump Horse Power Watt Selection Based on Number of Bathrooms

Requirements

I was looking for new water pump for my house. My criteria was quite simple, the water pressure is still high if I open 2 bathrooms and washing dishes at kitchen at same time.

At same time the water pump has good support and affordable.

So I would like to know how many power or horse power needed to support my requirements.

Water Pump Power Estimation

So I went to my usual hardware shop where they have set up a demo set on Tsunami water pumps.

Tsunami Pump – 200W

Imagine one water tap is one bathroom. For 200W the outcome as follows

1) 1 tap open – water pressure high
2) 2 taps open – water pressure medium
3) 3 taps open – water pressure low

Tsunami Pump – 1100W

Imagine one water tap is one bathroom. For 1100W the outcome as follows
1) 1 tap open – water pressure high
2) 2 taps open – water pressure high
3) 3 taps open – water pressure high

Decision

I decided to buy Tsunami water pump 400W because I notice for 200W after opening 2 water taps, the water pressure becomes slow.

Besides, Tsunami pump 400W is still affordable for me at around RM450.

Documentations and Passport Renewal for Indonesian Maid

Required documents;

  1. Letter authorization – wakil isteri
  2. Marriage certificate
  3. Employer IC copy
  4. Copy of maid passport front and back
  5. Copy of maid work permit sticker
  6. Written info in A4 paper – full address (employer house add and Maid Indonesian house add)

Cost for 5 years passport renewal is RM109.00 as of March 2019. This cost inclusive of Biaya Paspor (RM92.00) and Jasa Ti Biometrik (RM17.00)

After submission (27/3/19) of completed document they will give you a slip with payment proof. They said normally will took around 3 days for new passport collection (stamp collection date which is in 1/4/19).

On the slip is also stated that we can sms to get update on the passport status before come for collection.

In my case it so troublesome – took me almost 3 weeks.

Type of Application: Perorangan Penggantian – Habis Berlaku

Panasonic Inverter Aircond Installation With Wifi Controller

I replaced my old Panasonic Econavi of 7 years old with Panasonic Inverter Aero Series CS U13KVH. I installed it together with Panasonic Wifi Controller CZ-TACG1.

Wifi Controller

I bought the wifi controller because I want to control my aircond from my smartphone and and can get errors notifications or problems with the aircond.

The mobile application allows you:

1) Set Timers
2) Control aircond temperature, switch on and off
3) Monitor the aircond power consumption
4) Monitor possible errors with the aircond

panasonic wifi controller CZ-TACG1
panasonic wifi controller CZ-TACG1

Aircond Installation

panasonic inverter aero series outdoor unit
panasonic inverter aero series outdoor unit
panasonic aircond installation
panasonic aircond installation
panasonic aircond wall mount
panasonic aircond wall mount
panasonic aircond wifi controller embed into indoor unit
panasonic aircond wifi controller embed into indoor unit

Panasonic Aircond Mobile Application

panasonic aircond mobile app
panasonic aircond mobile app
panasonic aircond power consumption
panasonic aircond power consumption

KDK Ceiling Fan Installation in Kota Damansara Selangor

I hired wiring contractor to install 2 KDK ceiling fan at 2 bedrooms at my rental property. The bedrooms don’t have any hook or wiring available.

So the contractor had to install first ceiling fan hook and extend the wiring from the lamp switch.

Current Bedroom Wiring – No Hook Only Lamp

bedroom only has lamp without ceiling fan
bedroom only has lamp without ceiling fan

 

Installation

The installation took around 1 hour from installing new wiring, hook and installing the ceiling fan.

casing installation and ceiling fan hook
casing installation and ceiling fan hook

ceiling fan controller
ceiling fan controller
ceiling fan installation in progress
ceiling fan installation in progress

Ceiling Fan Testing

  1. Test the ceiling fan speed is working by changing from 0 to 5.
  2. Test if off the lamp, the ceiling fan is still working.
  3. Test if ceiling fan is off, you are still able to on the lamp.
  4. Test if all switch is off, everything is off.

You need to do the testing because last time, other contractor made bad wiring where if I off the lamp, I couldn’t switch on the fan.

Installation Completed

Total Cost

Total cost of reposition lamp, adding new ceiling fan hook, new wiring, changing of switch from 1 gang to 2 gang with fan installation is RM115*.

The cost is really reasonable because I got quoted around RM200 before.

*The cost doesn’t include the KDK ceiling fan.

Recommended Wiring Contractor

I’m using Aztech as their work is really neat and friendly too. Last time, the contractor was Pakistani and very rude. I’m not being racist here but just sharing my experience. It doesn’t mean all Pakistani are rude.

Azworld Tech (Azrin) – 0 17-376 0530

  • Appointment on time
  • Expert and reasonable charging

Replace Elba Kitchen Hob Burner

Kitchen Hob Not Working

One of burners of my Elba kitchen hob that I bought in 2013, doesn’t work anymore. It is because a gap between the outer ring and its base.

Last time I did service it to prolong my kitchen hob burner by removing all the dusts inside it.

elba kitchen gas hob model EGH-8903X
elba kitchen gas hob model EGH-8903X
old gas burner - gap between outer ring and base
old gas burner – gap between outer ring and base

The New Burner

I have to buy new burner to replace the old one. I replace the base, outer ring and inner cap.

Actually no need to replace the inner cap because can use the old one but I prefer the burner have the same look and feel as the old burner model is already phased out.

elba kitchen hob - burner base
elba kitchen hob – burner base
elba kitchen hob - outer ring
elba kitchen hob – outer ring
elba kitchen hob - inner ring cap
elba kitchen hob – inner ring cap

The Working New Burner

new gas burner elba
new gas burner elba
elba new gas burner
elba new gas burner
working new gas burner
working new gas burner

Elba Burner Price

elba burner price
elba burner price

Where To Buy Elba Burner

You can also ask for delivery with minimum delivery cost.

Anyway the front service desk is very bad. Haha better just ask for delivery.

Exact Quality Sdn Bhd
Lot 13, Jalan E1/5, Taman Usaha Ehsan,
52100 Kepong, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Tel: 03-6286 9000 I Fax:  03-6286 9004
Operation Hours: 08:30 am to 06:00 pm
(Monday – Friday, except Public Holiday)

Email: eqservice@fiamma.com.my

Panasonic Premium Aero Series Inverter vs Daikin Smarto Premium Inverter Air Conditioner

My master bedroom Panasonic aircond of 7 years broke down. I tried to repair it several times but it kept giving me problems. So I decided to buy new one.

Choices of Aircond

I have 2 aircond to consider as replacement:

1) Panasonic Premium Aero Series Inverter 1.5HP R32 gas (Model: CS-U13VKH)

panasonic aircond CS-U13VKH
panasonic aircond CS-U13VKH

2) Daikin Smarto Inverter 1.5HP R32 gas (Model: FTKH35A)

daikin smarto FTKH35A
daikin smarto FTKH35A

Aircond Considerations

For the aircond, my major considerations are:

1) Reliability

I have 2 Panasonic airconds based on my experience it is reliable doesnt give much problem. Only thing I expect that my Panasonic could last at least 10 years unfortunately only for 7 years.

At same time, I have 2 Daikin airconds so far I cant tell much of it, because I installed it at my rental properties.
So far no complaints from my tenants so it must be reliable.

I asked few servicemen most of them recommend Daikin because easy to service and find spare parts. Panasonic also easy but not as easy as Daikin.

2) Energy saving

Both Daikin Smarto & Panasonic Premium Aero Series are 5 Stars Energy Saving

Panasonic 1,010W

panasonic premium inverter aero series power rating 1:5hp
panasonic premium inverter aero series power rating 1:5hp

Daikin 940W

daikin smarto power consumption 1.5HP
daikin smarto power consumption 1.5HP

3) Smart Features

Both Panasonic Premium Inverter & Daikin Smarto can be controlled via your smartphone and can control it anywhere as it is connected via Wifi. You need first to install its mobile apps.

Daikin Smarto & Panasonic Premium Inverter, you have to purchase its accessories to enable the mobile apps use. You need to buy one adaptor for one aircond. So if you have 5 airconds, you need to buy 5 adaptors.

panasonic cz tacg1 - enables smart features for panasonic aircond
panasonic cz tacg1 – enables smart features for panasonic aircond
daikin wifi mobile controller
daikin wifi mobile controller
FeaturesPanasonicDaikin
Remote Control
- TemperatureYesYes
- Airflow DirectionYesYes
- Fan SpeedYesYes
- ModesYesYes
- Access Anywhere (via Internet)YesYes
View Energy ConsumptionYesNo
TimerYesYes
Manage Multiple UnitsYesNot Sure
Error NotificationsYesNo
panasonic mobile app energy usage
panasonic mobile app energy usage
panasonic mobile app error notifications
panasonic mobile app error notifications
daikin mobile app controller
daikin mobile app controller

4) Price

Price I got from supplier

Daikin Smarto 1.5HP – FTKH35A + Wifi Accessories: RM 2,250 + RM1,004 = RM3,254.

Panasonic Premium Inverter CS-U13KVH + Wifi Accessories CZ-TACG1:  RM1,810 + RM232 = RM2,042.

Panasonic is cheaper by nearly 40%.

My Choice – Panasonic Premium Inverter Aerowings

My reasons as follows:

1) Panasonic is way much cheaper vs Daikin
2) Its mobile app has more features e.g Energy usage and error notification.

References:

Panasonic Premium Inverter Air Conditioner
Panasonic Smart Control
Lazada Panasonic Wifi Accessories
Daikin Smarto Air Conditioner
Daikin Smart Control
Lazada Daikin Mobile Controller