Monday, March 27, 2017

5 Ways to Teach Your Teens About Money

I believe that we, parents, should begin teaching our children about saving money while they are young. I have made a post four years ago about some ideas on how to do this with kids (here is the link).

teenage girl
Image by PictureYouth via Flickr, CC BY 2.0
I think that we have achieved a certain measure of success. I'm happy that all my five children are

Monday, March 20, 2017

Get Discounts on Nestle Milk Products and MamyPoko Diapers at Lazada's 5th Year Celebration

I got two packages from Lazada today. My daughter, Angel, was very excited when she saw the package. She helped me in the unboxing.

One contained Nestle products and other was diaper pants from MamyPoko. Here are the exact items received:

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Project Report #3 - 30 Hubs Every Quarter

Hi. This is my third report about the 30 Hubs Every Quarter project. If you want to know how this project came about, read this post. I am so disappointed with myself because I am not making much progress with this project.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Idea for Motivation - How to Be Consistent

I can't believe how fast time flies. It's now March. I was not able to blog much for the last two months because of some frustrating issues, which I will talk about in another blog post.

For now, I would like to talk about the fast approaching summer vacation. It's just one month to go and the kids' schooling will be over. My kids and I will just be staying home most of the time. Of course, we will plan to go somewhere to relax once in a while. But mostly, we'll just be at home.

I'm thinking in advance of things the kids can do at home. Just like the past summer vacations, they can enroll in a free online learning program, read a book and summarize it, help in doing home chores or engage in a hobby like cross stitching or painting.

But I would like them to be more consistent in doing those activities. Because it takes repetition and consistency to make any activity really productive. What often happens is there's excitement at the start of the activity, but after some time, the kids lose interest. So, the project is not finished or the goal is not reached.

Do you have any idea on how to motivate them?

Here's an idea that involves making a Summer Bar Graph. Find below the mechanics of doing it.

bar graph

Friday, February 24, 2017

Magic Nit Comb for Getting Rid of Head Lice and Eggs

Read this post to find out the ultimate solution to getting rid of head lice and eggs.

I wrote a post before probing the question "What is the best shampoo for getting rid of head lice?" We tested several local shampoo that supposedly solves this problem. But, the truth is, we never had real success in totally getting rid of these parasites.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Love is More Than Just a Feeling

This is an old post. I've been trying to restore all my posts after the hack. Instead of back dating this one, I decided to share it with you for this February. I hope it would cause you to think deeper about love.

How many of you have heard this quote?
Don't marry the person you think you can live with; marry only the individual you think you can't live without.
Image by Oreintalist1979 via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 3.0

Sounds romantic and seems like a good advice. But ...

Monday, January 23, 2017

Should I Buy a Portable Air Conditioner?

It's now the third week of January. I like the weather because it's still relatively cool, especially in the early morning. But soon, the weather will change to welcome the hot summer months. That's why I'm looking at the option of buying the best small portable air conditioner.

portable air conditioner
Image by heymrleej via Flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0

One thing I really don't like about the hot weather is that it can trigger my migraine. It’s okay if I can keep the electric fan steady to direct the wind to where I am sitting or reclining. But when other

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

ANNOUNCEMENT: My Blog was Hacked

If you're visiting my blog,, I would like to let you know that it was hacked last December 22, 2016.

The page you're seeing right now is the blogger blog where my site used to be hosted. It's been 5 years since I migrated to self-hosted Wordpress, so this site is not updated. I would like to apologize if you cannot find the post/content you're looking for.

Please bear with me as we try to get my blog up and running again. Unfortunately, my website hosting support is taking longer to restore the backup of my site.

Thank you for your patience,
Chin chin

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Project Report #2 - 30 Hubs Every Quarter

This is my second report about the 30 Hubs Every Quarter Project. If you want to know what this project is about, read this post. In the first report, I shared how I used HubPages to show outsourcing clients my writing samples. I also told you how much advertising revenue I earned from HubPages in the past years.

Friday, November 4, 2016

Would You Teach Your Teenager Not to Borrow Money?

If there’s one thing that my husband and I would like to teach our children when it comes to handling money, it is this “Do not borrow money, as much as possible.” Well, they could borrow money only if it’s an emergency, like when they lost their money at school and they have no fare to go home. Another condition is that they will give back what they owe immediately.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Lee Murray Shiny Object Lemonade

Hi friends. I bought and read Shiny Object Lemonade by Lee Murray last month weekend. The reason I bought this ebook is because I must admit that I have this Shiny Object Syndrome. It’s actually embarrassing to admit that.

What is Shiny Object Syndrome or SOS?

You’re said to have SOS when you get distracted by “shiny objects.” These shiny objects refer to things or ideas that get your attention, so you have the tendency to go off in different directions. However, over time the shininess fades, you lose interest and as a result, you never really complete anything.