A year ago, I received 2 fiddle leaf fig tree. I was very happy! Today, these two have grown taller and fuller. How did I take care of them? Location. I first tried to put them outside under my banana trees. Since it is cool under the banana trees and it faced the east, they …
Blue Christmas Tree
This year, we are having a blue Christmas. In the Philippines, we do not cut fresh trees. Pine, Spruce, Cedar, and Fir trees are not usually grown here. I think we have pine trees here, but it is not the ones that you can cut and put inside your house. Plus the fact that we …
DIY: Bookmarks do not need to be rectangular
One day, I decided to teach my kids how to make bookmarks. This was to solve their habit of putting their book open-side down on the table so they would know where they left off reading. Plus, it was a fun and easy activity to do. I did this when I was a child. My …
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Our 5 decade-old piano: a Kreutzer Petrof Razna
The piano that my children are using at home is probably around 50 years old. This is the piano bought by my mother in 1981. That was 40 years ago. I and my siblings all started playing the piano at 6 years old. That was the magic number back in the '80s when you want …
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Termite Emergency: How to effectively control termite infestation
SMALL HOLES in the ground means a termite colony. Read here on what to do when you find a termite colony around your house.
For Plantitas: the easy way to paint your pots
Pots can be painted using latex paints. Painting your pots can upgrade their look and is a fun activity with the kids.
Create your family vision statement
If we know our principles and what matters most to us and our family, then we can surely stay strong and positive amidst this pandemic.
How to hang your kids artworks like a pro
The artworks of my kids are just piled up in the cabinet, gathering dust and looking like clutter. Some are stacked in a big plastic box. My kids are prolific crafters and painters and it is a challenge how to keep their artworks organized. Now, I decided it is time to put all those …
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Gensan and Chili Garlic Sauce
There are other chili garlic sauce in the market now. But Dandoms Chili Garlic Sauce, a special Gensan recipe, remains to be the best for me- as Gensan remains to be where my best memories are.
On the Spot Sketches of Doctors
Our house is a blessing. Finally I could open my box of artworks, pull out the sketchbooks, papers, colors and pencils, paint brushes, oil and acrylic paints, and put them in their rightful place. I opened one of my sketchbooks which I kept and carried from Iloilo to Manila (in every apartment that I transferred) and …