Author Archives: Josie

Good Dad

I can so relate to this video, lol. Being a mom is a 24/7 job, no rest day, no vacation only when you get sick which is not good. I hate being sick because chores will just filed up and who would take care of the family, the food, the kids’ “baon” (snacks) to school and the laundry, oh my gosh.. the list is getting longer and longer. 🙁

I’m glad hubby is here to the rescue even if he could just do half of the things I did, hehehe that would be a great help, every little things count, you know and by the way he is a good cook too. 🙂

Thank you Unilab for this inspiring video…

School Projects

 

school project

Because the school year is about to end, students like my grandson J are very busy reviewing for final exams and at the same doing projects related to their subjects as required by the school. J had done at least two projects for this month, not counting all the activities like dance and music presentations using D-I-Y musical instruments like guitar and drum cymbals check it out at GuitarCenter. He also painted himself the mask he used on their dance presentation featuring a local dance event, the Masskara festival.

And before the final exams, his teacher assigned the last (finally, whew) project for this school year, a demonstration of eclipse between the sun, moon and earth using materials like styro balls, wire, tiny piece of wood as stand and watercolor for painting. I helped him with this project, though he had an idea but wasn’t sure how to execute it, so here it is (left photo) it wasn’t perfect but we did it, lol…

Setting Up Your Home Office on a Budget

 

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Image courtesy of WorldWideStock at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

You have just landed your first work from home job, congratulations! But now comes the scary part. You actually need to transition from working from someone else’s infrastructure to your own office space! If you have never set up a home office before, you are probably realizing now that you have a bit of expenses coming up. Fear not, however, as a lot of this stuff is tax deductible, if you are working as a self-employed person. Even if you can write off a lot on taxes, however, you still need to worry about your spending in the short term, as it will be an entire year until you see that money “come back” to you.

If you want to set up a home office that will set you up for success, and at the same time not cost a ton of money, you really need to think about just where you are going to source your materials. If you love shopping at Office Depot, you are already on the right track. You want to source high quality, so that you do not end up buying the same items multiple times.

At the same time, you want to make sure that you are not spending a ton of money on those high quality items, so you need to find a cheap source for them. Thanks to Office Depot’s new partnership with Groupon Coupons, you can save a huge amount of money on all of the items you need to be successful in your new home office. Whether you need a desk, an extension cord, a mini-fridge, or even just printer paper, you know that Office Depot can hook you up. And if it is a good deal that you are looking for, you will love what you see at Office Depot’s Groupon Coupons page. Just take advantage of deals such as $10 off, 20% off, and even 50% off through Office Depot’s Groupon Coupons page, and you will have your home office set up on a very small budget in practically no time at all. Congratulations again on landing your first work from home job!

Virtual Piano Lesson

 

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Looks like technology is catching on us so fast, you can order food online, sent messages online, shop online and now…. when before you need to have a piano instructor to teach you lessons to play piano. But today virtual piano is here and you can play it through your smart phone using apps downloaded from the internet or buy Virtual Piano software to upload to your computer and study at your own time and phase at the comfort of your home while practicing your keys and notes on your piano. Making life easy for busy people who want to expand their talent and creativity more.

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D-I-Y Guitar School Project (Recycle, Reuse, Create)

 

diy guitar

Our boy had this project from school, his homework is to make a do-it-yourself musical instrument. The school is teaching the kids to create something using recyclable materials.  They formed a small music group in their class and he was assigned to be the guitar player, all their instruments are from recycled materials, best way to teach the kids the importance of recycling.

guitar project

With the help of hubby, they made this DIY guitar using ice cream tub, surplus wood from the home construction before and excess strings from his fishing gears. Just a bit of tuning here and there, and voila! he has a guitar, hubby was thinking of a 12 string bass, but can’t figure out how, lol.  #Recycle #Reuse #Create

And now even if their project is already finished, he kept his guitar and practiced playing during his free time. I removed the laptop from his room and his cellphone during weekends, that’s why he has more ‘bored time’ (lol) after doing house chores and playing outside, he also do some drawings, things he never did due to being so preoccupied with gadgets. Best idea to squeeze out his creativity, I hope. 🙂