Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Spring Cleaning

Doing some spring cleaning here... both digitally and in real life, so, excuse the dust. Well, in my country it's actually summertime but still...

Digitally, I'm cleaning my hard drive to free some space and I'. backup-ing my files in dvds. My external hard drive is now gone and my hard drive's almost full, so, I need to free some space for more of my stuff.

In real life, I'm cleaning and organizing my room again. This time, I'm focusing on my my tiny work/craft space. I'm also thinking of converting my mini patio into a work space, you know, for the "dirtier jobs" like painting, etc. I'm also looking for ways to efficiently store my stuff. Been looking and drooling at the trunks at http://www.trunksdepot.com/ and I'm thinking of getting this green one...


Pretty, right? I think it'll look good in my room and the color matches some of my stuff. (In case you don't know, I have a thing for green.)

I hope to be done with my room by next week. Wish me luck! Haha!

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Kawaii find: Little Twin Stars Laundry Net

Sometime last week, my friend and I went to SM Manila for some business and while walking around the mall, we found they have a branch of Daiso. Without second thoughts, we looked around the store for some fab finds. She got herself the plastic cup that works as a coffee drip or something like that. I don’t know exactly what it’s called but it’s the one where you put on top of your cup, put a coffee filter on it and then your coffee grounds and then you pour hot water in it and let the water drip to your cup. Got it? Haha!


Me, I got me this very cute Little Twin Stars Laundry Net…


So kawaii, right? And for a great price, too… only P88. I bought this not only because it’s cute but also for travel purposes. Yes, I’m not going to use it for laundry but for organizing stuff in my bag when I travel. Happy, happy with my find!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

High-Quality Assisted Living and Memory Care

A family is a unit defined by society as one or more people who either live together in the same household, who are related by birth or marriage, or who are joined by cohabitation and mutual commitment. Each family is unique with different inherent rules that they live by. However, families, in general, love and care for each other. When you are part of a family you want to be taken care of and you want to care for others. When you have a loved one who is counting on your services and care and concern, you want to give your very best. If, for some reason, you can't give your very best personally, it is important to give your best through a place such as the one found on http://www.courtyardassistedliving.com and other such high-quality sites.

Assisted Living


If your loved one is able to do much of the daily living tasks on his or her own, such as dressing, bathing, and getting around the home, but needs a little assistance doing the tasks which require a little extra effort, assisted living might be a great option. Sometimes the tasks such as shopping for food, cooking meals, and doing laundry is the hardest for your loved one to do. At an assisted living facility, delicious meals are cooked each day, laundry is sent out, and the little extras that help the most are taken care of for your loved one. This way, your loved one can focus on keeping happy and healthy.

Alzheimer's and Dementia


With confusion, depression, and personality changes, Alzheimer's disease and Dementia patients are a challenging population to care for. Because the memory is not completely intact, there are issues of safety that need to be addressed. If you cannot give the proper safety and care to your loved one, it is important to be able to place them in a care-giving environment that is focused on safety and security as well as providing loving, dignified care. When checking out facilities, such as the one found at http://www.courtyardassistedliving.com and other such facilities, it is important to ask how they specifically address the safety and security issues associated with these medical issues.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

[Book] I Wish They Taught Money In High School


I got the chance to read and review the book I Wish They Taught Money In High School, a 2-in-1 book about finance/money management. The first book is entitled I Wish They Taught Money In High School So I'm Not Dependent On My Paycheck and the second is I Wish They Taught Money In High School So I Can Start My Own Business Right Away. I was excited to receive my copy... it's perfect timing because I am in the process of starting my own small business.
The authors are both from well-off families, so you can be assured they really do know how to handle their money or finances. The book is largely based on their personal experiences and some from their friends' struggles. They also shared some tips and important lessons from other business-minded people like Robert Kiyosaki (author of Rich Dad, Poor Dad) and Warren Buffet (successful American investor).
I did learn some new things and picked up a few tips from the book. I like that the finance terms are defined in a way that a person with no background in finances or money terms will understand. Also, the authors are very encouraging... I can almost imagine some readers shouting "Go Girl!" while reading the book. Haha! The positive tone of the book is very contagious. The words are also comes with illustrations which makes the book a little more interesting to read.
What I don't like about it is that it gives me the impression that it isn't really meant for someone from the middle class (or lower class) like me. Like what I've mentioned earlier, the authors were both from well-off families and they already had money to begin with. I think the book will be more effective if the author is someone from zero and made it to the top, if you know what I mean. Also, I think that the cost (P500) is a bit much for someone who's trying to save up.
Overall, the book is a nice and an interesting read. You're sure to learn something new. I do recommend it to those who are just starting to get interested with finance. Also, I think it is a good read for high school and college students for the inspiration.


I Wish They Taught Money In High School is available in most bookstores and you can also buy from the online shop at http://lifestyleupgrade101.com/.

Monday, March 3, 2014

My Unused Violin

I know I've already sometime ago that I have a violin. Unfortunately, I never used it. Sad, isn't it? I'm pretty sure my violin is feeling sad about it, too. Anyway, my niece tried playing it one time and she said that bow needs to be replaced and the violin itself needed to be restrung as one of the strings already broke. Yes, that's how neglected my violin is.

I went to the music store today and their violin bows are out of stock. They do have a cello bow and it made me curious if that will work. Haha. Anyway, I'll go look at other music stores this weekend and hope that my violin will be revived soon.