Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Saving money for our Singapore Trip!

It’s just a matter of few days now and we are on our way to Singapore! The kids are all excited knowing that we have prepared for this vacation trip and a year ago. We really planned this family get away as graduation gift for the kids who graduated their elementary and high school this school year. One thing we also plan to do is to buy new cell phones and its accessories which we believe are much cheaper in Singapore than in our place. We have seen models of iPhone, Blackberry and Samsung cell phones with unbeatable prices when we visit ThriftyComputer.com . I hope we can find teh same gadgets with the same cheaper price when we will be in Singapore.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Six Words Saturday


Lantern Flying

This was during the last night of our Family Camp. It was such a memorable experience to all of  us!

Scenic Weekends

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Things we must be thankful for

1. Got clean water? The next time you uncap a bottle of water or grab a drink from the tap, remember that one in eight people in the world (that’s 884 million people) lack access to clean water supplies. Millions of women around the world spend several hours a day collecting water. When you take a five-minute shower, you use more water than a typical person in a developing country uses in a whole day. – 2 Cor. 9:15
2. Do you have a bathroom? About 40% of the world's population (2.6 billion people) do not have toilets. Lack of sanitation facilities spreads disease and is a major reason why more than 2 million people die annually of diarrhea. – Ephesians 5:20
3. How’s your electricity? The power in my house might be interrupted briefly three times a year because of Florida storms. But 1.6 billion people—a quarter of humanity—live without any electricity. And, because of unreliable infrastructure, at least 2 billion people on earth don’t have any light at night. – Colossians 3:17
4. Got a roof over your head? One billion people live in slums. That's almost one-sixth of the world’s population. Of this total, 640 million children live without adequate shelter; they live in cardboard boxes, tin-roofed shacks, one-room mud huts or filthy, crowded tenements. It’s been estimated that 1.4 billion people will live in slums by 2020. Meanwhile here in the United States, between 2.3 to 2.5 million people are classified as homeless. – 1 Thessalonians 5:18
5. Is there food on your table? In the United States they are battling an obesity epidemic. Yet according to UNICEF, 22,000 children die each day due to poverty. Approximately 790 million people in the developing world are chronically undernourished, and almost 28% of all children in developing countries are estimated to be underweight or stunted. – Revelation 11:17
6. Got a stove? In developing countries, some 2.5 billion people use fuel wood, charcoal or animal dung to meet their energy needs for cooking. In sub-Saharan Africa, more than 80% of the population depends on these crude, traditional means for cooking, as do over half of the populations of India and China. The really sad part: Indoor air pollution resulting from the use of solid fuels claims the lives of 1.5 million people each year, more than half of them below the age of 5.
7. Got regular income? You may have had to take a pay cut during the recession. But keep in mind that at least 80% of humanity lives on less than $10 (P410.00) a day. The world's average income is about $7,000 (P287, 000) a year. Still, only about 19% of the world's population lives in countries with per capita incomes at least this high.
8. Did you go to school? Nearly a billion people entered the 21st century unable to read a book or sign their names. Enrolment data shows that about 72 million children of primary school age in the developing world were not in school in 2005 (and 57% of them were girls).
9. Are you generally healthy? Americans face illness like people in other nations—and more than 12 million Americans are battling cancer in any given year. But many of us have access to health care. In the developing world, more than 2.2 million children die each year because they are not immunized. An estimated 40 million people in developing countries are living with HIV/AIDS. Every year there are 350–500 million cases of malaria, with 1 million fatalities, mostly in Africa.
10. Are you free to worship God? More than 400 Christians die for their faith every day around the world, and most of these believers suffer in Islamic countries—although the top hot spot for Christian persecution, according to Open Doors International, is the atheist regime of North Korea.

Learning experience at a Museum

Science Centres and museums offer children  a fantastic opportunity for great hands on learning. They will discover a lot  of things from the modern day  to back  in times   decades and even thousand of years ago. Going to museum is  a brilliant way to spark  their imagination.

What better way to spend time with your family than appreciating  science and history? It’s a great way to bond together  in a costless way becaue most museums are free. While some may not be free, you can check out which days of the month, week, or year, have been designated as "family" days that offer big  discounts.  You can also check the websites of these museums  because they have a list of their information including pricing and hours of operation.

Learning is a never ending process and I believe that even adults need to  go to museum and learn more. You could even put in some random questions to ask your children while at the museum. Or you could even do a sort of scavenger hunt to see who can find the items on your checklist first. The Science Museum in Singapore is one destination will be visit for our coming Singapore-Kualalumpur getaway this May 2013. The Singapore  Museum is world renowned for its historic collections, awe-inspiring galleries and inspirational exhibitions. They even have Fossils CDs  and other souvenir for sale at the  lobby.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Skywatch Friday

 At Camiguin White Island , Philippines. Entry for SKY WATCH FRIDAY.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Reasons on the conflict between North Korea and South Korea!

 As me and my son wee watching the CNN news regarding  North Korea's war declaration against   South Korea, my son asked me   what is the root cause of their conflict. I can not answer him straight but according to history, the Korean War has actually been going on since the initial war broke out between North and South Korea in 1950. Since then, the trouble between these countries  has never ended, amidst countless  attempts to stop it. Rather, there was merely a ceasefire that was never resolved.

Whatever truce there was between them was not apparent, even to most of the rest of the world. There have been different versions as to the real cause for this conflict between the North and South Korea. Some people  say that it is just a cover-up for the real raging battle for political and economic power between the United States, which supported South Korea and the Soviet Union, which backed up North Korea.

How about you what do you think is the real reason of their conflict?

The many benefits of olive oil

Extra virgin olive oil can be a very expensive product but no one can argue  on huge advantages and benefits gained from regular use. The product is worth it's cost. The problem isn't in value, but instead lies in misunderstanding and the lack of knowledge of the countless benefits one can gt by using it.

Olive oil (scientific name is Olea Europaea) is a good carrier for essential oils due to its lubricity. It is commonly used in soaps, hair care formulas and all types of skin care products such as shampoo, face powder, hair coloring, lipsticks and even  anti-wrinkle creams. Some people with  rheumatic conditions find it useful at it eased the pain specially when you  use it during colder seasons. It moisturizes dry skin and can relieve itching. It is a great treatment for dandruff and makes hair strong and  shiny.  Olive oil is produced from a fruit obtained from Mediterranean Basin. It has lots of uses such as in cooking, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, and soaps, and is used as a fuel for traditional oil lamps.

When  the olive oil is categorized as virgin, it means that  the  oil is  produced by the use of physical means and no chemical ingredients are added. Refined olive oil are those  which has been chemically treated to neutralize strong tastes and acid content.  If you wish to buy  the best extra virgin olive oil,   there are stores that supplies this kind of oil like www.wineitaliano.com. Visit the site to get genuine and authentic virgin oil.