Amazing Things You Can Keep In Your Refrigerator (Besides Food)

Your refrigerator is an ideal storage place for a whole array of nonfood items, say consumer experts

CAMERA FILM – for instance, will often stay fresh beyond its expiration date it it’s kept in the refrigerator.

CANDLES – won’t wilt and lose their shape in hot weather if refrigerated, and if they’re stored for 24 hours or more in the fridge, they won’t drip when burned.

CLOTHING – that has been ruined by chewing gum can be saved if it’s placed in the freezer compartment. This will turn the gum brittle and make it easy to remove with knife.

LIPSTICK – will hold its shape longer if refrigerated, and lipstick that’s melted can be reshaped after its chilled.

HAIR COLORING PRODUCTS – lose some of their effectiveness in hot weather, but you can prolong their life by refrigerating them.

TULIP BULBS – will remain dormant until planting time if they’re kept in the fridge. Its best to chill them for 60 days at 40 degrees before planting.

Both FLOWER and VEGETABLE SEEDS will stay fresh longer it they’re stored inside a jar in the refrigerator.

CIGARETTES – stay fresher and FLASHLIGHT BATTERIES keep longer when refrigerated.

Refrigerator storage will also help PERFUME and COLOGNE retain their fragrance longer. It firms up SOFT SOAP and prevents SHOE POLISH from drying out and hardening.

(From The Matthean Gazette – San Mateo Philippines – Tom Ramirez )


I have read an article that it started here in the Philippines years ago, but only recently that it became popular and  mushroomed all over the place. And soon got its attention by the people and the business sector. Many schools now are offering Medical Transcription as a short-term course, and companies who are catering their transcribing services with clients abroad. The first time I knew about it is when I saw a segment on television, and after that I already got interested. They say it’s a promising and high-paying job. It happens that a school nearby our place is offering MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION course (MTC Marikina Branch). So I enrolled into it, and now I’m on my fifth month in Academic Class and need 160 hours of OJT (On the Job Training). I can say that its not that easy although its fun, studying again, gaining friends, and at the same time learning new things.  Medical lectures is one of the major subject that you really need to focus, need to read a lot, I mean READ…READ…READ… to be familiar with all those tounge-twisting medical terminologiess and attain that 95% accuracy and transcribe at least 350 lines per day. And when it comes to transcription itself, that’s the time when I asked myself ” Did I make the right decision in taking this? “Gosh!!! It’s so intricate!!! Most specially when I encountered those hard to understand accent of the foreign dictators. But somehow, I managed to do the transcription little by little. I know and I hope that someday all these patience and hardship of mine will benefit me in the near future, and that is to be a successful “MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTIONIST”.


Here’s a photo of our class, with our lecturer having a birthday blowout inside our room in MTC Marikina.

Contributed by: Marjonelle