How much does it cost to live for one day?

This week I was supposed to research how much it would cost to “live”. Therefore, I spent time looking at things like electricity, water, clothing, food, and some other things. I will be basing the costs of all this for one weekend day.

I first calculated the cost for my most used electronics, for example, my PC and my phone. To calculate the cost of electricity I had to divide the wattage used by 1000 to get the kilowatts and then multiply the kilowatts by the number of hours a certain item was used for which gives us the kWh (kilowatts hour). After that, I multiplied the kWh by 6.5¢ because that’s how much it cost’s per kWh during off-peak periods in Ontario. In Ontario, during the weekends and on statutory holidays it is off-peak hours for the whole day. So using my PC as an example, it uses 500W of power and let’s say I use it for 10 hours. I would divide 500 by 1000 to get 0.5 and then multiply 0.5 by ten giving us 5 kWh’s. If we take the off-peak rate which is 6.5¢ per kWh then we get a total of 32.5¢ to power the PC for ten hours.

In my calculations, I didn’t include property tax, recycling/garbage, or sewage since those were difficult to calculate. The electricity was the only thing I could “accurately” calculate, with the water and gas prices being rough averages. I also, however, include food and clothing to the price in addition to the other factors. The price of the home also wasn’t included nor was a car or gas since these are just the items that I use during the weekends including the realistic amount hours spent using them.

Adding up the cost of everything is difficult because I couldn’t find the exact models of certain appliances so the price may range from hundreds to maybe even thousands of dollars. For one day (theoretically) it would cost $1,008,612 and that’s not even including things like utensils, furniture, decorations, and things like that. I priced questionable appliances such as fridges and washing machines at $1000 and stoves and dishwashers at around $500. Things included were 12W wall outlet charger, an iPhone 7, a gaming PC, lights around the house, heating, a fridge, a dishwasher, a stove, a washing machine, a dryer, a water heater, hydro bills, gas bills, food, clothing, a home, and all the appropriate things needed to run certain appliances.

Technically after the first day, you’d only have to pay $19.14 since you have already bought certain items and most of them can be used more than once saving quite a lot of money. Therefore if you already have all of the appliances and a home then $19.14 would be more accurate for how much it would cost to live for one day give or take a ten or few dollars. This all isn’t including different taxes and there are probably other things I’ve forgotten. This isn’t reliable information and is just a fun thing to do some research on as a little project.

Overall it was interesting finding out how much electricity, water, and other things cost and I got to realize how much money was spent for me to be able to live a day the way I do.


Sleep is something that pretty much every human does and needs. This week, I’ll be writing about sleep, the amount of time you sleep, and the advantages and disadvantages of doing certain things. The average young adult or adult is around seven to nine hours of sleep and for the average age of school students are eight and a half hours to ten and a half hours.

Generally, it is better to sleep more than less, however, there are downsides to both. Sleeping for short periods of time have been connected to higher risks of obesity, lack of energy, less effective immune system, and other symptoms. Getting too much sleep has also been connected to obesity, heart disease, and higher chances of stroke. When you get the right amount of sleep each night you reduce your levels of stress and give you more energy throughout your day. As an average adult, sleeping more than eight hours a night reduces your chances of getting a cold by three times compared to people who sleep less than seven hours. Sleeping the correct amount can also help improve your reaction time and reduce the amount of food that you consume in a day. I believe that you can sleep in one or two times on the weekends or stay up late for one day if you need to finish a project for school, but generally, I think you should get the recommended amount of sleep for most nights each week.

In the past few weeks, I’ve been trying to get into a better sleep schedule with a few more hours of sleep than before. It hasn’t been that much harder, but I have noticed that now I tend to have a harder time waking up to alarm clocks and I want to sleep longer. Overall, there is proof that the amount of sleep you get does affect your help and that you should monitor your sleep schedule.

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege

Rainbow Six Siege is a game that was released a couple of years ago as tactical shooter video game. I actually got Rainbow Six Siege last year, but kind of stopped playing for a bit after a few months. Recently in the past few weeks, I’ve been getting back into the game. Rainbow Six Siege is a multiplayer game with different game modes including Bomb, Hostage, and Secure Area. In each game, there’s a defending team and an attacking team and five players on each team with each team having a different objective. For all game modes, the defender’s goal is to either eliminate all of the attackers or wait until the attacker’s time is up. However, in the Bomb game mode, the defender’s could also have to destroy a defuser after it has started defusing a bomb.

In the Bomb game mode, attackers have to locate one of two bombs inside of a building and defuse it. However, the attackers only have one defuser, so they have to be careful and protect it after it has started defusing until it has finished disarming the bomb.

In the Hostage game mode, attackers have to locate a hostage inside of a building and rescue the hostage by taking them to an extraction point somewhere outside the building.

In the Secure Area game mode, attackers have to locate a room with a biohazard container in it and stay in that room for ten seconds to secure it. In each of these game modes, the attackers can also win by eliminating all of the defenders.

Before each round, there is a preparation phase when the defenders can prepare by placing different reinforcements on walls or floors around the objective or make other defenses. The attackers can use this time to use drones to scout locate the objective and see what they’re up against.

Rainbow Six Siege has different operators that have special abilities; for example, the operator Thermite is one of the only two operators that can breach through reinforced walls and floors making him a very useful attacker. The operator Jäger has three ADS (Active Defense Systems) that can be placed around a room and will destroy most projectiles that attackers might use like grenades.

You can also kill or be killed very easily in this game with most of the time only one shot with any weapon to the head will result in a kill. Therefore, it is very important to be able to hold clever angles or play on certain positions so that you have the jump on your enemy.

As you can tell, Rainbow Six Siege is a very complicated game to pick up and play, but once you get the basics down it can become a very fun game to play with friends.

Akasaka Teppanyaki

Tonight, my family and I went out to a teppanyaki place in Markham called Akasaka for our cousin’s birthday. Teppanyaki is a type of Japanese way of cooking when the chef cooks in front of the guests on a large griddle while also putting on a performance while cooking. For example, stacking sliced onions and creating a fire in the middle to make an onion volcano. Akasaka had many different courses, but the one I chose had lots of meat including lamb chops, beef wraps, kobe beef, and other items like soup.

I usually enjoy teppanyaki-style restaurants since most of them have nice performances and food. This time was no different; the food was very good with the meats containing lots of fat which makes it almost melt in your mouth. The performance was also nice with the most exciting part being a large fire used to partially cook some beef. For me, the best part’s of the meal were the meats; the miso soup tasted kind of weird and the bean sprouts were slightly bland in my opinion. We also got fried rice which was good and had lots of egg mixed into it.

I would definitely go back again if I get the chance to. I do recommend Akasaka to anyone going to try teppanyaki for the first time although their prices are pretty high for single person course is around $30-$40. However, it’s definitely worth it if you asked me. Overall Akasaka was a nice place and I would recommend to someone and go again if I could.