Tuesday, June 18, 2019

What are the High Paying Jobs or College Degrees?

I am happy šŸ˜Š that my son is going to college in August. He is taking a course in Electronics Engineering at Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila. I don't know why he chose this course but I am just here to support him attain a good college education. Hopefully, someday soon he will be well compensated for the years he spent studying.

I don't really know which college degree is best or ends up with the biggest paychecks nowadays. But I guess in this age of technology, most likely the computer "geeks" get the better salaries. Let's see what different researches say about this topic. I looked up some trends in 2018-2019.

Top 5 High Paying College Degrees in the U.S. According to Payscale.com

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

What are Some Fun Summer Outdoor Activities For Kids?

Summer in this part of the world is almost ending. My children will be back to school in a week or two. My family did not go to many events, but we did have a few memorable ones like our visit to Tagaytay and swimming in Batangas, my simple birthday celebration at home and when we watched the movie Avengers End Game.

My three daughters also enrolled in Pasig's Youth Development Center summer program. It's free for PasigueƱos. They chose to learn how to play the piano. They will have their recital this Saturday and I'm looking forward to watching them show what they learned.

My two boys were also busy with something they needed to do. My eldest son, who's going to college, took care of his enrollment requirements. He was not accepted to top university, but he's blessed to have passed the entrance exams in two public universities. He chose the university where he did not really expect to pass. Less than 5,000 freshman students were accepted and he's one of them. We're really thankful to God for helping him. My second son enrolled in review classes to help him prepare for the college entrance exams as he is going to college next year. Praying for the best.

How Are Your Children Spending Their Summer Vacation? Why Should They Play Outdoors?

Monday, May 13, 2019

Tackling a Patio or Deck Project - How to Ensure You Get the Most Out of Your Money

It’s no secret that outdoor renovations and landscaping projects can get rather expensive rather quickly, but they can also transform the exterior into something beautiful that you can enjoy year after year. One of the most popular projects that homeowners take on is to add a patio or deck to their back or front yard. This provides them with a place to sit and enjoy the outdoors, entertain, and really extend their living space. But just like any other project, a deck or patio can be quite costly.

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Here we’ll take a look at tips that will help you ensure you get the most for your money, including making that decision between deck or patio.

5 Questions You Should Ask Your Contractor Before You Remodel Your Kitchen

You can have the perfect vision of what you would want your new kitchen to look like, but it could all be ruined by working with the wrong people. You want to work with someone who’s qualified and reliable, operates lawfully, and actually understands what you have in mind. But more importantly, you want someone you can trust with your money and kitchen.

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Here are a few things you should be asking when working with a new contractor for your kitchen remodeling project.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Visit to Sky Ranch Tagaytay and Budget Swimming in Nasugbu, Batangas

I've been very quiet this past month. I was not able to blog because of joining a challenge (which allowed me to publish this and this) and spending more time offline with my family. The kids have already spent a month of their summer vacation as of this writing. What have we done so far together?

The kids have been working hard for the past school year and I'm happy to see the fruits of their labor (receiving with honors / high honors ranking) during their school recognition day and my eldest son's senior high school graduation day.

Friday, March 22, 2019

Grade 7 - 8 Art and Craft Projects (2)

The last time I posted about the Grade 7 -8 arts and crafts projects of my kids was 6 months ago. Now,  I had the opportunity to gather the other projects of my Grade 7 and 8 kids and I would like to share them with you. 

Monday, March 18, 2019

4 Simple Art and Craft Projects for Kids (17)

I only have one child now in elementary school and she's been doing all her art projects in school. Angel only brings the required materials to school and sometimes brings the finished project after her teacher graded it. Below are the projects I was able to get pictures of.

Note: By the way, I'm not so sure if these projects are really simple. Well, my daughter is in Grade 4, so definitely these are not easy for the younger ones.

1. Rose stamp using Cardboard stencil

Sometimes, the teacher asks her class to prep for their art project. Like for this art project, my daughter had to do the cardboard stencil at home. Here are the steps on how she did this.

1. Draw a rose on cardboard paper.
2. Cut out the outline of the drawn picture. Don't cut all the way through the outline or the picture won't hold its shape outline.
3. Apply poster color on the rose cardboard stencil.
4. Press a piece of bond paper on top of the cardboard stencil so that the rose is stamped on the paper.

The stamped rose on the bond paper did not completely copy the shape and outline of the rose. Maybe she could have stamped and pressed the paper firmly on all sides to get a good stamp. Thanks to her teacher for posting this picture on Facebook.