Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Visit to the National Museum of Fine Arts in Manila, Philippines

Our first family travel adventure this year 2020 was last January 2. One of my sons had a school project requiring him to visit an art museum together with the family. At first, we thought of going to Art in Island in Quezon City. But the steep price made us think twice about going there. So, we went to the National Museum in Manila instead. Admission is free.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

What are the Key Components to Healthy Weight Loss?

It's past the middle of the first month of the year and I'm still trying to plan some of the things that I want to do. One of which is to lose weight and belly fat.

How to do that exactly is still a question. We all know that diet and exercise are both important elements in losing weight, inches and belly fat. But they are not that easy to do especially if you haven't adopted healthy habits.

Friday, January 10, 2020

Using Budget Planners For Money Management

Usually, at the start of a new year, people make different kinds of resolutions or commitments depending on their issues in life. As discussed in my first blog post this 2020, mastering time management

In this post, I would like to tackle money management (and I'm giving a free Budget Planner printable at the end of this post). It's not that I (or my family) am in some sort of money trouble. People don't need to have a financial problem to be more mindful of handling finances.

Saturday, January 4, 2020

Using Planners to Master Time Management

Time is the most precious commodity any of us have. Once it is gone, it is gone forever. Another year is over. The question that I'm asking myself is how effectively did I manage my time in 2019?

All people need to manage their time, but different people see things differently.

Some people work so hard as if there's not enough time in 24 hours. While some people seem not to care much about time as long as they can do what they need and what they want.

What is the balance? King Solomon said, "There is a time for everything." There is a right time for doing particular things. If you're not doing something when you should be doing it, then you're probably doing it wrong.

I must admit that I made terrible mistakes (in relation to my use of time) this past year that I probably won't forget. But it doesn't mean that I won't forgive myself. Mistakes should never stop us from doing things right or better. What's done is done. If we can do something to correct it, then we should. But sometimes, we just got to do what's best (what God wants) and move on.

So, this 2020, one of the things I really want to do is to better manage my time. How can I do that?

Friday, December 20, 2019

Thank You Lord for Answering Our Prayers

Three weeks ago, we lost Jack. Jack is our dog. Below is his picture. I really don't know what is Jack's breed (can you tell?), but I really like him.

Saturday, December 7, 2019

How to Make a Christmas Budget Guide with Free Christmas Budget Planner Printable

For many people, December is an expensive month with lots of money spent on all sorts of things. There are those who spend and spend during the Christmas season and end up paying all the bills until the next Christmas season.

If you don't want to be in that predicament, be wise to create a Christmas budget. With a Christmas budget planner, you avoid spending more than what you can afford. You can avoid being carried away by the happiness and joy of the season. It helps you to decide if you really need to buy new Christmas decors or if you want to be the "ninong or ninang ng bayan" and buy Christmas gifts for almost everyone you know.

Be wise with your spending this Christmas season. Create a Christmas budget that will help you truly enjoy the season. After reading this post, hopefully you already know the answer to questions like "How much should my Christmas budget be?" and "How do you stick to a Christmas budget?"

Here are the important steps you need to know when Creating Your Christmas Budget.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Sisa Monologue Script in English

Last second quarter, my Grade 8 daughter's English class teacher asked them to present a Monologue in class. The teacher asked the students to choose a character on whom they want to base their monologue. My daughter chose Sisa of Noli Me Tangere.

The problem is that most of the Sisa monologue Script that can be found on the internet are in Filipino or Tagalog. You can't find one in English. Well, there's one but it was very, very short, just one paragraph, I think. And so, we had no choice but to make a Sisa monologue script in English.

It's not required for the students to make their own script and so I helped my daughter produce one. I just looked up a good Sisa script in Tagalog online and translated it. Thank God for Google Translate as it helped me do 50% of the work. The Google translation was not 100% accurate, so I still had to edit it.

Here's the final script (515 words), which I want to share with you (and other people looking for Sisa