Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Preparing a High School Senior for College

My eldest son will soon graduate from senior high school. Finally! If the Philippine school curriculum was not modified to follow the K-12 program, he should have been in college two years ago.

Anyways. He already took 4 college entrance exams and is scheduled to take two more. He already passed two entrance exams. We're still hoping and praying that he'll be accepted in the top university. If he'll go to a public university, tuition won't be a problem. If he'll go to a private university, we need to look for a scholarship grant to help with the expenses. We have 5 children and we would really need the financial assistance.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

How to Stop Wasting Time: 3 Simple Steps

I don't want to waste time, but sometimes - many times - I find myself wasting time. Often, I do something else when I should be getting some work done.

Are you also like me? Wasting time? I think almost everybody has a habit of procrastination. You might not admit it but I bet that deep inside you're telling yourself that you need to kick this habit?

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Some Ideas for Hosting a LEGO Birthday Party

If you want your kid’s birthday party to be fun and extra special, you need to be creative and innovative in planning it. The first thing you need to do is choose a theme that kids like and enjoy.

One good idea is a Lego party theme since kids, even grown-ups, love Lego. It's a widely known brand of toy. It's so versatile since a wide range of things including houses, towers, trains, cars or spaceships can be built out of Lego.

Saturday, December 29, 2018

7 New Year Health Goals to Keep in 2019

I read a post from LittleFox.com about the Level Ten Life. It's a way of taking an inventory of different aspects of your life i.e. career, health, marriage, finances, etc. You rate each aspect from 1 to 10 and then list what you think can be done next to improve each one. I think it's very helpful to do this as the new year approaches. I just might ask my family to do this little activity on New Year's Eve.

I did the Level Ten Life and I gave my health a rate of 5 out of 10. Why? Well, I am thankful that I've been physically well almost the entire 2018. I did have several episodes of migraine and one case of UTI with bleeding, but I'm ok.

Monday, December 24, 2018

What does Christmas mean to you?

Hello! It's almost Christmas and I don't want to let the day pass without greeting you all,

a Merry Christmas!

I'm sure we don't think about the holidays in the same way. I, myself, have changed a lot in my view of Christmas since my childhood. Most young children think of Christmas as a time of presents, candies and good food. I did.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

How to Make a Diorama with Manorialism Theme

Last semestral break, we were not able to go out of town with my family. We just went to the mall once or twice just to chillax. One of the reasons for that is the group project that my Grade 8 daughter had to attend to.

Her classmates come over to our house to make a diorama about manorialsm, which depicts the life of people during the middle ages in Europe. It took them about 3 or 4 days to finish their project. This is how their diorama looked like.

manorialism diorama

In the picture above, you can see the different parts of a manorial community. They include:

1 - the village composed of houses of serfs or tenants
2 - the manor, which is the lord's mansion
3 - the church
4 - the water mill
5A, 5B, 5C - three fields, which are not planted all at the same time. One is usually not planted for a season to give rest to the land
6 - the barn
7 - the workshop

How to Make the Manorialism Diorama

Friday, November 16, 2018

Gift Baskets For Christmas - Ideas and How-To Guide

What do you do if you're uncertain of what gifts to buy for your family or friends this Christmas?
If you go to the mall, whether local or online, you get countless gift ideas. The problem is which to choose.

People, usually give Christmas gift baskets to families, friends, loved ones, neighbors, and co-workers as gifts during the holidays. There are a lot of pre-made Christmas gift baskets available in the supermarket and can be quickly purchased. But if you can spare some time, you can go one step further by making personalized gift baskets. It will show how much care and thought you put into preparing the gift basket and the person who will receive the gift basket will surely appreciate it.