How to: Make the Most Out of Your Summer Vacation
May07

How to: Make the Most Out of Your Summer Vacation

“School’s out for summer! School’s out forever!” as the song of Alice Cooper goes. But what are you going to do now? The excitement of getting out of school can quickly turn into boredom and frustration about having nothing to do. Don’t let this happen to you. There’s a world of activity out there, so go on and seize each day! Here are tips on how to make the most out of your summer vacation. Create a summer bucket list...

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Raising a Baby Pigeon
Jan23

Raising a Baby Pigeon

There is a small tree house for pigeons on my way to work. The white birds in residence have just hatched babies before they both disappeared. The next day, I found myself with 2 weird looking birds on a plastic tray. I have only held a budgie’s babies previously, and they looked like tiny aliens when they don’t have their feathers yet. With these two baby pigeons, I found their features more pronounced and a little scary...

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3 Simple New Year’s Resolution Ideas that could Change your Life
Jan02

3 Simple New Year’s Resolution Ideas that could Change your Life

Changing is harder than doing nothing. So when you feel motivated to change something like most people do on the first days of a new year, GRAB IT! A new year’s resolution may have been meant to be broken for you, but if you pick 1 of these 3 simple ideas, we might just be able to stick one through. 1. Do 1 thing new each month of the year. Have you ever heard the saying that “Growth happens outside your comfort...

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A Year in Review: How to Write a Personal Annual Review and What to Get Out of It
Dec20

A Year in Review: How to Write a Personal Annual Review and What to Get Out of It

Can you believe it’s only 11 days before 2016? We’ll be having a long Christmas break at work this year. Apart from the parties, reunions and the long rest, I am also finding myself excited to start working again on my Year in Review project. It’s a personal project where you write about the things that happened during the year and decide on what you’d like to do for the next year and in the future, if any. So...

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Emergency Preparation Tips Part 2: Six Lesser Known Things You Need to Know About Fires
Sep13

Emergency Preparation Tips Part 2: Six Lesser Known Things You Need to Know About Fires

A couple of years ago, we published a post on emergency preparations in case of sudden floods. This week, in celebration of National Disaster Preparedness month, we are publishing more emergency preparation tips to keep your family safe — this time, in case of fire. You’ve probably heard all of the basic fire safety tips by now, so in this post, we are sharing six lesser known things you need to know when dealing with...

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Attracting Butterflies to our Garden
Sep06

Attracting Butterflies to our Garden

We have more than 900 different species of butterflies here in the Philippines. Pictured on the right is a female Striped Albatross (Appias olfern), a regular visitor in our garden at this time. Aside from their beauty, butterflies also serve as pollinators for plants and food source for other animals like birds and spiders. Butterflies are also considered as indicator species. Because butterflies are sensitive to the changes in their...

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How to start a Small Vegetable Garden in Lucena City
Jul12

How to start a Small Vegetable Garden in Lucena City

Have you ever wanted to grow your own vegetable garden? And you didn’t know where to start so somehow you just don’t follow through? It also doesn’t help that most search results in the internet are about growing plants in areas with 4 seasons when we generally only have two. Well, getting started now just got easier by following our guide to starting a small vegetable garden here in Lucena. Step 1. Prepare a garden...

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Online Shopping in Lucena City
Jun26

Online Shopping in Lucena City

Online Shopping 101: Things You Need to Know Online shopping also known as e-tail from “electronic retail” or e-shopping is a system of electronic trade which allows clients to directly buy merchandises or services from a seller over the Internet using social networking sites and a web browser. It has become increasingly popular over the years because people find it convenient to shop around for great bargains from the...

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Basic Composting IV: Effects of Composting in our Garden
Jun21

Basic Composting IV: Effects of Composting in our Garden

This is the final part of the Basic Composting Series. In this series, you’ll find easy and basic ways to make compost in your home. We have been composting for about a couple of years and with these three composting methods: How to compost fallen tree leaves, How to compost kitchen wastes with bokashi, And how to start a heap compost, we have significantly reduced our waste with the least effort and our garden has certainly...

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Basic Composting III: Simplified Heap Composting
Jun14

Basic Composting III: Simplified Heap Composting

There are times when we have lots of brown and green materials that we need to dispose of. While typhoon Glenda brought massive destruction in Lucena and along her path, she also left us with a lot of compostable materials that we can use for Heap Composting. What else can we do with the cards we’ve been dealt, right? Although of course, if you have another source of green and brown materials (detailed below) then good for you....

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