Building a relationship to last a lifetime

To be my wife (or husband), to have and to hold from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death us do part, according to God's holy law, and this is my solemn vow.”  - The famous and traditional marriage vow we often hear during a wedding ceremony which promises a lifetime relationship among married couples.

In this modern era, is a lifelong union between a man and a woman still possible? Well, definitely my answer is Yes! Love combined with a healthy relationship with God and with each other is the rule of the thumb. Couples with good relationships can get along better and perk up life in all aspects. 

Lovingly written by Joy

Five Most Common Faults for Your Car

A car to some is simply a form of transport to get from Point A to Point B. For others, it is a necessary part of the household, a possession that is listed as part of the family's asset. Yet for others, a car is their pride and joy, to be shown off at every opportunity and to be washed and polished whenever time allows.

Car owners who fall into this last group more often than not undertake their own maintenance. While it is important to have your vehicle looked at by professional mechanics at regular intervals, undertaking your own basic maintenance and minor repairs is a satisfying and money-saving activity. Just be sure to research properly and follow tips from experts like those at before undertaking anything too complicated.

Here are some of the more common faults to look out for if you choose to undertake your own maintenance on your car.

Battery issues

The battery; it’s very important but largely forgotten. The battery in a modern car is probably the most hardworking part in any vehicle. Once it was used to start the engine and run the lights if the engine was not running. It was not used when the car sat idle. Today the battery continues to work when the car isn’t, powering computers, clocks and all types of modern gadgetry. You no longer have to have to keep a check on the acid and water levels, but you need to keep the terminals clean and free of corrosion for a long life.

Poor tyre maintenance

Again, another important part of the car but one left untouched until it is too late. Years ago before self-service petrol stations, an attendant would check the pressure on your tyres each time you filled the tank. Today, you have to do that yourself. The correct tyre pressure will reduce wear and improve handling.

Fuel issues

With so many different fuels on the market, it is easy to put the wrong type in the tank. Some cars are simply not designed to take all types of fuel. Putting the wrong petrol in the tank can cause blockages in the lines or other damage to the engine. Similarly, it is best not to let the fuel level get too low. Residue at the bottom of the tank can be sucked into the lines, causing blockages.

Broken cables

Stretched or snapped brake, clutch and accelerator cables are a common fault in many older cars. They are under a great deal of stress even during sedate motoring and over time weaken or break. Keep an eye on them for any signs that they are stretched or frayed and make sure your mechanic checks them during your vehicle’s regular service.

Spark plugs

Home mechanics often ignore the spark plug, thinking they were only an issue in older cars. The plugs in any car are essential in keeping the engine running and must be checked regularly and changed if they are corroded or no longer producing a spark. Put them on your maintenance ‘to do’ list.

Looking after your own car should save you money and be enjoyable. You just have to know what you’re doing beforehand. For more information on common maintenance issues with your car go to the Pure Performance Motorsport Facebook page or Pure Performance Motorsport on EBay.

Lovingly written by Joy

3 Most Unique Bridges in Asia

Asia has long been the preferred destination for travellers the world over. They visit for recreational purposes; to take in the sights and sounds of the many tourist destinations across the region. They travel to Asia for business reasons; to take advantage of the economic benefits. And they go to see some of the engineering feats of the region’s architects and engineers.

Businesses like WIA (who offer welding supplies) associated with engineering,innovations, supplies, concreting, cabling and a range of others often look to Asia for new and innovative ways to approach their construction projects. In particular, the region’s bridges provide ample examples of engineering feats that give an insight into modern construction techniques. Here are just three of the more unique bridges in Asia that attract attention.

Langkawi Sky Bridge, Malaysia

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The Langkawi Sky Bridge in Malaysia is not for the faint hearted. It’s not so much a bridge as a winding track not through but above the region’s beautiful Pulau Langkawi in the archipelago of Kedah. The sky bridge is 120 metres (394 feet) long and at the peak of Gunung Mat Chinchang provides spectacular views of the nearby Andaman Sea and Thailand’s Tarutao Island. There are also platforms on the bridge that allow visitors to stop and take in the views. The bridge is accessible only my cable car and is not open during electrical storms, as it is considered too dangerous.

Banpo Bridge, South Korea

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Would you consider a major river crossing that also acts as the city’s water feature unique? The people of Seoul, South Korea, do. There are several features of the Banpo Bridge that make it unique and worth visiting. For starters, the crossing over the Han River between Seoul ‘s Seocho and Tongsan districts is in fact built on another structure, the Jamsu Bridge. The lower deck (Jamsu) allows pedestrians and bicycles to cross while the top deck (Banpo) takes vehicles. If that is not unique enough, the bridge also acts as the city’s major water fountain. Thirty-eight pumps draw from the river to shoot water sprays through 380 nozzles on either side of the bridge. Coloured lights at night provide spectacular water shows as cars, trucks and people cross between and below the two cascades on each side.

Hureai Bridge, Japan

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The Hureai Bridge, also known as the Friendship Bridge, is a perfectly round walkway built in the Hiyoshi Spring spa resort. Its practical use is that it provides pedestrian access between the two sides of the Hiyoshi dam near Kyoto. But by walking the full circle of the bridge, visitors can take in great views of the dam and the park that surrounds it. The bridge was designed by Japanese architect Norihiko Dan, who also planned the landscaping of the spa resort and park.

Bridges are practical pieces of infrastructure to get people from A to B, but they can also be inspirational, entertaining and educational. They can blend with the landscape in which they are built or they can stand out like a beacon, attracting visitors as much to the structure as to the environment it serves.Next time you cross a bridge to get to the other side, consider some of the engineering aspects that might also make it unique.

Lovingly written by Joy

How To Welcome Sleepover Guests

To be a proud possessor of your own home has its great advantages. You can plan freely your favourite activities, without taking into consideration the plans of other people or, in two words, you can organize your schedule depending on your personal preferences. If you are communicative and open minded type of person you will certainly want to welcome guests in your place of living. Whether it comes to relatives or to more closer friends, guests are always a good reason to think about the comfort and cosiness of the living premises. Especially when it comes to sleepover guests you need to prepare more things that you could imagine. Despite the fact that these may be your sister or brother and you may think that sleepover party is a child's play there are many things that you need to plan if you are soon expecting your sleepover guests.


We will introduce to your attention some of the basic things that you need to take into account before you decide to welcome your guests.

1.The cleaning procedures

It is needless to say that high level of hygiene is a must not only when you expect your guests. Take care of every corner of your home and do not forget to remove the dust from all the furniture and visible surfaces. Now, it is the right moment to take your vacuum cleaner and to catch up with all the cleaning duties that you had somehow missed. If anyone of the guests suffers from an allergy, you need to make sure that the home environment would be suitable enough and that their health won't be endangered in any way. SW13 deepclean advise you to offer immaculately cleaned home and will astonish your guests which will make them feel cosy in a pleasant atmosphere.

2.The choice of bedroom

Even if you do not consider it an important moment the choice of a bedroom is essential when you have sleepover guests. Think about the arrangement of the furniture and make sure that the bed is comfortable enough for the perfect sleep of the people. Many of them usually feel disturbed by the fact that they are not sleeping in their own beds so choose a bedroom that would be most suitable. If it is too dark inside, make sure that you have taken the right measures to ensure the right ambience.

3.The menu

One of the major things to think about before the entering of your guests is the food that you plan to prepare. We do not recommend to buy food from the  take away restaurants but to be creative and to cook something by yourself. However, before you do this, make a research for the taste of your guests. After that you free to show your passion in the kitchen and to be ready with a  magnificent table, full with dishes that will suit everyone's tastes. When the guests come into your home, there are great chances that they will be very hungry. The refrigerator should be filled from top to bottom with drinks and food for at least a couple of days.

These are some of the basic things that you need to plan when you have invited sleepover guests for the weekend. The clean and welcoming home environment depends on the efforts of the owner and our advice is to think about every detail that may appear to be essential before you take up with this activity. Always remember that the clean home is the preferred home and that  many people easily get nervous if they are too hungry.

Photo credits: Genny Hutson

Lovingly written by Joy

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