Friday, June 24, 2016

Learning How to Paint



Last summer vacation of my kids they were looking for something to do during their break from school. They were actually choosing from their most loved hobbies like music, art and playing board games. They love playing musical instruments and they practiced on some of their favorite Christian music pieces. They played guitar and keyboards and were contented on using their free time strumming and playing.

Well aside from music they also love art and were gifted with some art skills, thanks to my father’s genes. They inherited from my Mom’s father the gift in music and art skills from my Dad’s family. Call it luck. Anyway my youngest is the most interested in arts and he can spend the day doing lettering and sketching anime and some other images. He was a member of the Art Club in his 6 years in Grade School and he really had his heart on it. He loves it dearly.

Now that he’s on his secondary education he’s starting to start on a higher level on art and is thinking of pursuing it by joining a High School Art Club in his new school. He’s talking about learning how to paint in the next few months and asking me to start buying him art supplies for his new project. I’m now canvassing some paint materials including an art easel which is very essential when he start painting. I still have time to save for the expensive accessories and materials for his new painting project hobby and when I finally have the resources we will definitely start it. He’s now looking forward to start painting his creative ideas and images just like my cousins who were gifted with such great hands on painting.

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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Back to Early Morning Mom Duties

It’s back to school and I’m back to my regular early hours of cooking and preparing early breakfast and packed lunch for my 3 kids. Well my 2 daughters are not kids anymore, they’re already teens but I’m used to calling them kids. I woke up at 3am, cook for them, prepare their packed lunch and see them as they board the bus to go to their school in Manila. I accompany my youngest boy to his school and from there I go to my work leaving my husband to clean up before going to his own school to teach there. 

It was a very fast routine Mommy job but I love it. I love seeing my kids enjoy the food I cook, I love seeing them go their way to their universities and I love sending my growing up son up to the gate of his new high school. It’s like loving the way we spend our weekend together with cracking jokes, enjoying meals together and singing our favorite Christian songs. I also like hearing what they play with their musical instruments and when they sing some songs. I was actually thinking that it would be great if we have amplivox in the house but I know it’s usually used on events and occasions. Nevertheless I would love buying this kind of portable sound system in the next few years so we can use it at home and in our church as well.

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Some Ways You Can Make Extra Cash

There are a lot of people out there who would like to make money from home or who would like to find some simple ways that they can make a little bit of extra cash. If a person is creative and they are willing to try new things, it may not be long before they have an at home job or they are making that extra cash they need. Below are a few ideas on ways that people can make some extra income while still maintaining their full-time job or taking care of other important responsibilities.

One option is for a person to work online. There are many small jobs that a person can do in order to earn a couple of dollars here and there. One example would be for a person to take surveys. There are quite a few companies out there that pay individuals to take surveys about a variety of products and many different things. They pay well, and a person can do them on their own schedule. All a person really needs to do is read the questions that are asked, click here and there, and then they get paid.

Another online option is to do freelance work. If a person is already employed full time doing website design, for example, they may be able to do some freelance work over the Internet. There are a couple of companies out there that an individual can sign up with. These companies will get them in touch with individuals who want a website designed. The same idea can apply to individuals who are writers, architects, and who have a variety of other skills. This is another situation where a person can work from home and during their free time.

If a person does not want to work online, they can always turn a hobby into a job. Instead of just making for all your friends mittens, you can start selling them. Or if you know how to fix cars, you may be able to make a few dollars here and there by spreading the word that you will take some car repair jobs in your free time.

When a person is creative and are willing to try new things, they can reach their financial goals. They could have a little bit of extra spending cash in their pocket or have the money they need to pay debt, go on vacation, or put money away for their first home.

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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Terrible Teeth? Tips for Restoring Your Pearly Whites


You hear people talking about how important a good set of teeth is all the time. Hollywood actors sport them, businessmen making money have them, even the guy who lives down the street from you has a killer set of pearly whites. So why don’t you?

If you have bad teeth, it can feel like you’re never going to be able to restore them to their natural brilliance. While some challenges are bigger than others when it comes to dental work, there are some things the average person can do.

Use this guide to help you get the teeth you’ve always wanted. At the very least, you can do a whole lot to make your teeth look better than they do right now.

Eat Right!

What you eat matters to your overall health, but it also plays a major role in the life of your teeth. It makes sense when you think about it, but most people don’t alter their diets to benefit their teeth.

Foods like apples, chicken and even cheeses are good for your teeth. It’s the food like simple carbohydrates and sugar that are bad for them. If you eat these foods, eat them in moderation, and always rinse with water before brushing.

Your teeth will thank you down the road.

Don’t Drink That

There’s nothing wrong with drinking a cup of coffee in the morning, and if you’re basically addicted to the stuff, you probably aren’t going to stop now. While skipping the sugar in your coffee can help, those brown stains are not a lot of fun.

To limit them, always drink water with your coffee and brush 30 minutes later. Brushing too soon after eating or drinking acidic things can damage your enamel.

Visit Your Dentist

Of course, it’s obvious that you need to go to the dentist if you want to have healthy teeth. It’s just part of the whole deal, right? Most people who have bad teeth just don’t see the dentist as often as they should though.

Not only will going to the dentist for cleanings and checkups help maintain the integrity of your teeth, it will also give you access to information about how you can improve them. From veneers to fillings and implants, a qualified dentist can help you in the fight against bad teeth.

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Monday, May 2, 2016

How to Use Patchouli Oil at Home



Every time that you log into Facebook, you probably see a few friends or family members selling products from home. There are those who sell things like Tupperware or Mary Kay and those who sell products designed to help you get in shape and lose those extra pounds. Some companies even let workers talk about the benefits of essential oils and sell those oils from home. One of the more popular scents that you can buy online or from your friends is patchouli oil, but you'll want to find out how to use that oil at home before you buy.

As a Healing Agent

Though patchouli became a popular scent in the 1960s and 1970s in America, other cultures used the oil for centuries. One common use for the oil was as a healing agent. The oil can help you recover faster from injuries. The next time that you scrape your knee, stub your toe or accidentally cut yourself while cooking, carefully clean the wound as you normally would. Apply a few drops of patchouli oil to the injured area with a cotton ball before covering with a clean bandage. Use a few more drops every day.

As a Hair Treatment

Using patchouli oil can give you those gorgeous tresses that you always wanted too. Mix one teaspoon to one tablespoon of the oil with both your shampoo and conditioner. Shake the bottle gently each time you jump in the shower to thoroughly combine the oil with the product. Massage a healthy dollop of the shampoo into your hair, let the mixture sit for up to three minutes and then rinse. You can also mix a few drops of essential oil right into the shampoo or conditioner in your palm before showering.

As an Odor Eliminator

Patchouli essential oils also work well as an odor eliminator. Place a few drops of the oil in a diffuser to let the rich scent permeate the whole room. Many companies make clay rings that sit right on top of your light bulbs. Place a few drops of the oil on one of those rings before turning on the light. As the bulb heats up, it will slowly release the bold scent and mask any odors in your home. Use patchouli oil in a number of ways, including as an odor eliminator, hair treatment or healing agent.

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Friday, April 29, 2016

Living My Dreams

Summer vacation for the kids proved to be a good time for them to rest, have a good sleep and enjoy family amidst the hot season. My eldest is on her on-the-job training in a Korean Restaurant and she’s enjoying rounding up duties in the restaurant in serving customers, helping the kitchen and assisting fellow employees. She’s having fun in everything she learns and always tells me stories of their Korean customers and some celebrities who eats there. She learns the Korean menu easily and masters the name which is a bit tricky in pronunciation. I love looking at her when she shares her experiences. It’s what she really wants. 

My daughter has many things to consider when she enrolled in PUP. At first she wanted to take up Interior Design but when enrollment finally came she enrolled in Hospitality Management where she studies management of hotels, restaurants, cruise ships, amusement parks, convention centers, destination marketing organizations, country clubs and a lot more. It also involves culinary things which she loves most especially pastry. The course suits her as it needs patience in organizing and planning events which is so much of her. Well it’s like singing to her which she loves doing in her free times. She has a good voice and can play keyboards and lyre. Her passion for cooking is like her passion for music. 

Sometimes when I hear her sing together with her youngest brother I love to have mackie onyx and have their songs recorded. As Ruth and Gen always sings with Gen playing the instrument it’s a sight I always love to see. It’s a great feeling to see your kids have the hobbies and flair for the things you dream of having. As I dreamed of being a musician in my younger days it’s enough for me now to see all my kids have the talents in singing and playing musical instruments. It’s one of the best gifts from above.

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Saturday, April 9, 2016

Having Insurance Is Just Common Sense

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When a person turns on the news, they see reports of automobile accidents, natural disasters, home fires, and other unfortunate events. It can be sad and frustrating to see these things. However, when most people see these things, they think that this can only happen to someone else.

For this reason, some people avoid buying insurance of any type. Then when they find themselves the victims of an accident, a fire, or some other form of natural disaster, they are shocked, surprised, and are left without the financial resources they need in order to make it through the crisis and get their life back on track. This underscores why it’s so important to have insurance.

Insurance is basically a way to manage risk. When a person buys insurance, what they’re doing is taking the risk for any damage that might be done to their property and they are paying the insurance company to accept that risk. The amount that people pay for insurance is called the premium. Insurance companies take that premium and invest the money. As the money grows, the insurance company earns profit, and they also have money saved away that they can use to pay when there is an insurance claim.

Insurance is available for just about everything. Anyone who drives in the United States should have automobile insurance. Most homeowners have some form of homeowners insurance because mortgage companies require them to. Other forms of insurance are designed to cover healthcare costs or to provide protection if an individual or their family is hurt or if they die. Business owners must have some form of insurance. If they don’t, they are going to be the ones who have to pay out-of-pocket to cover any expenses. Even travelers need some form of insurance. If they miss their plane, if they get sick while they are abroad, or if any other issues arise, the insurance will reimburse them for any money they lost.

Since most insurance can be researched or purchased online, people can get it by simply using the click here button that appears on most sites. When people have good insurance and when their insurance claims are handled by a fair and trustworthy insurance adjuster, they know that their assets are protected.

The small amount of money that people pay every month or every year for their insurance premium is nothing when compared to the peace of mind that comes from knowing that in the case of accident, they are financially protected.

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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Using Survey Companies To Make Money

In this modern world, it's often hard to make ends meet. When possible, it's both useful and wise to have several ways of making money. Individually they may not pay a lot, but collectively they may provide enough to allow for some needed things and some enjoyable extras.

One way of accumulating extra money is by taking surveys. There are many market research companies that will pay consumers to talk about products they own, products they like and dislike and occasionally test upcoming products on the market. Other companies enjoy collecting data on political and religious views, lifestyles, opinions on the environment and more. If one joins multiple survey companies, the money can quickly pile up.

Most surveys can be completed within fifteen to twenty minutes each, making it easy for many people to take them at various times of the day or night. Some companies also offer special mobile apps so that panel members can complete surveys and shopping missions on the go, making yet another way that money can be earned. Occasionally a survey will take a much longer time to complete, such as thirty minutes to an hour, but the pay-out will be higher in turn.

There are different kinds of rewards offered by survey companies. While some offer little more than sweepstakes entries, others rely on various points systems. Some points systems award points based on dollar amounts; 100 points can equal one dollar for some companies. Other points systems are either based more around cents or seem to have no apparent meaning at all. With some of the latter companies, it can be extremely difficult and time-consuming to gather as many points as will even equal a dollar.

Other survey companies offer cash, gift cards or both. Most companies have different cash-out thresholds, while certain others will pay directly on a survey by survey basis. Companies with cash-out thresholds can either pay immediately when the money is requested or take several weeks to process the request and send the reward. Such companies also usually offer different ways of claiming payment, from PayPal to checks.

Survey companies have become increasingly popular and acceptable in recent years. Companies such as Crowdology UK are so successful that they have branched out to other countries, allowing interested parties outside of the United Kingdom to join the fun. An examination of it and other survey companies may prove useful.

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Monday, April 4, 2016

Things to Consider in Setting Up Your Home Aquarium


It is important to have the right equipment and supplies for your aquarium in order to ensure that your fishy friends live a comfortable life. There are many places that sell these types of items. However, some are much better than others when it comes to their pricing and selection. You should never settle for less than the best when it comes to the health and happiness of your aquatic pets. This means you will need to set some time aside to locate a retailer of aquarium supplies that has everything you need under one roof. Here are some things that will allow you to accomplish this.

1. Speak to other people who own fish

This is a natural place to start. It stands to reason that fish owners would have an inside track regarding where the best places are to buy all of the aquarium supplies you are looking for. Ask these people where they do their shopping and how long they have been going there. What makes this store so great? You might be able to get the names of some places that you have never heard of before.

2. How big is their inventory?

You do not want to waste all of your precious time running all over town looking for all of the various aquarium supplies that you need to purchase. Therefore, you need to do your shopping at a place that regularly has most of the major aquarium supplies in stock. For example, do they carry bacteria for aquariums? If not, you will need to try somewhere else.

3. What type of return policy do they have?

You might buy an item for your aquarium and realize once you get home that it is not the thing that you wanted. Things like this happen all the time. Therefore, you will need to be sure that the aquarium supply store that you are dealing with has a lenient return policy. You should only do your shopping at a store that will offer you a refund with no questions being asked.

4. Do they perform aquarium maintenance?

It would be helpful if you can find a store that also provides maintenance services for aquariums. An aquarium needs to be cleaned on a regular basis. This can be a rather big chore for people who work full-time. Call some different stores to see if they provide this service.

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Mom’s Special Love

Mothers are superwomen for me as they love and care endlessly from the moment their children were born up to when they have their own families. As they always say mother’s love is unselfish and pure. My own Mom cares for us deeply even until now that she’s too old to do simple chores. Even when at time she’s difficult to understand I still love her so. I know that many would also claim that they love their mothers but few can really express it with actions. 

They should be given special treatment and attention not just on Mother’s Day but every day of the year as expressing our love should not be occasional only. Anyway for those who really want to make their Mom feel special there are many gift ideas that they can choose on malls and online shops like www.joyjewelers.com/modules/mothers. A flower, simple accessories, cake or even a watch or ring will be such a nice gift for someone who loves their kids more than themselves. My own Mom loves flowers and definitely she should have beautiful flowers not just on Mother’s Day but on other days too.

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