IBT: Back to its original home and more...

April 28, 2018

This may not come as a surprise to all, but to my followers and subscribers (though I'm not sure how many are left as of this time), I blog today! just made its way back home - to BLOGGER!

So what's with the long hiatus and the sudden changes?

Well, being in the field of teaching full time plays the primary reason, although, it never dawned on me to totally quit blogging as I know deep in my soul that it is a passion I cannot let go of so I still fire updates now and then.

What Photobucket did also affected my motivation a lot. I supposed most bloggers are familiar to this story. Most of the photos I used in all my pages were hosted by them (for free of course) so the sudden changes was like a doom to my blogging endeavor. It took me awhile to rebuild that "spirit" and do something instead of letting everything I have worked for for a long time go to waste. Thus, the recent changes.

And so to keep all my pages from untoward circumstances of any form, I have decided to take all my Worpress-hosted blogs back to Blogger and IBT is one of them. Of course, along with that is another brand new look I have painstakingly took time with just to put everything back in place. It's good to know though that my tweaking ability is still around to help me get through it all.

I am also thankful that it's summer still! I have the liberty to sit down and spend some solid time dealing with online undertakings.

Spending wise, from here onward, I only have to worry about domain renewal now. That's what I have been trying to keep, whether the page is streaming or not. After all, it not about the monetary gain, but the long years worth of good memories that I kept here is what matters. And I have just decided to continue piling up more of it here as well as to my other pages.

household tips

How to Lower Your Electric Bills in Your New Apartment

February 11, 2018

A new apartment is very exciting for anyone. Whether it is your first apartment or you just moved into a new one, decorating and furnishing an apartment can be a great project. It can also be a fun and worthwhile experience to discover ways to save money in a new apartment, especially on the electric bill. Whether you are moving into a unit in st louis apartments or in another city, doing small methods to lower your electric bill can help reduce the overall expenses in your new apartment and save you more money for your other necessities. Here are quick and simple ways to help lessen the electric bill in your apartment.

Turn Off the Lights

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This is perhaps the simplest thing an apartment owner can do to save money in reducing his or her electric bill. Turn the lights off in the rooms you are not in. In addition, use bulbs and lamps that are not greedy on electric power to ensure that you have ample lighting in your home without having to spend much on electricity.

Use Shades and Blinds
Shades or blinds are cheap tools to keep the cool in during the summer and the heat in during winter. Simply close them during the day in the summer to keep the house cool. In the winter, open them and let the sunshine in during the day and close them in the evening to keep the warmth in.

Heat Frequently Used Rooms
Use a portable heater to heat the rooms where you and your family spend time the most. Set the thermostat lower for the rest of the rooms in the apartment. If you will leave the house for a long while, turn the thermostat down at least five degrees while you are gone. Put on an extra layer of clothes, and keep the thermostat down when you get home.

Clean the Lint Trap If you have to use a dryer, clean the lint trap first. Dryers use less electricity and have to work less to dry clothes with a clean lint trap. Wash Full Loads When using a washing machine or a dishwasher, only wash a full load. When it comes to the dishwasher, only use it when you have company or large groups for dinner. Manually wash dishes and your clothes if you have the time to do so to save on water and electric bill.

Remember to Unplug When appliances are not being used, unplug them. Devices such as radio, hair dryer, television set, and stereo use small amounts of electricity even when not in use if they are plugged in.

There are lots of ways to control your electric bill in your apartment. With the tips above, you do not only save yourself from humongous electricity bills, but you also make sure that your appliances and the apartment itself are maintained well.


Her 15th

June 16, 2017

"We age not by years but by stories."

It's exactly 16 years ago today when I officially become a mother for the second time. How time flies. The then adorable and bubbly baby has now turned into a refined, beautiful, and exceptionally talented young lady.

What more can I ask for from Him? Despite my physical absence, still, she managed to grow up so wonderfully. She is everything every single mother can be proud of.

Right now she is in her 9th grade, junior high. Her good disposition in life contributed so much to her social development as a student. She is currently an active officer in their school's student body organization and a chorister at the same time.

I am especially impressed by her singing skill, though I am not surprised where or to whom she got it from. Plus, her ability to play guitar and other musical instruments is simply fascinating. Relative to that passion of hers maybe one day I could get her Guitar Center, takamine guitars. That would have make her deliriously happy.

I know for sure though that whatever she have in life right now are enough reasons for her to be genuinely happy on her 16th birthday. Such doesn't have to be a thing.

arts and craft

Our Way of Celebrating Easter Sunday

April 17, 2017

Easter or Resurrection Sunday is a Festival and holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, described in the New Testament as having occurred on the third day of his burial after his crucifixion by the Romans at Calvary. It is the culmination of the Passion of Jesus, preceded by Great Lent, a forty-day period of fasting, prayer, and penance (Wikipedia).

Most Christians celebrate Easter by going to the beach, having a party, and holding the most popular and exciting Easter Egg Hunting game. We have had the game at home. Saturday, I asked the kids to make Easter Eggs using just about anything they could. They were giddy about it.  

   I didn't expect it would turn out this crafty...
After hearing the Mass early in the morning, I started hiding the eggs while everyone is busy doing their thing. I hid 6 eggs ( a supposed 7 if they didn't break the other one) just around mom's house. A little later, I started wailing, "Easter Egg Hunt!", making all of them, including the adults :D to come out. LOL! Here are some of the scenario at home while hunting for those eggs. :D  

  And finally, these hunters came out to be the happy quick ones!

 So they kept the egg and the cash prize along with it. :)

 Happy Easter 2017!


A Wish Granted on Her 16th Birthday

April 15, 2017

Wishes do come true... And so are the wishes of this young lady who just turned 16 a week ago...

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  A sexy, red velvet cupcakes and a delish feast for lunch which I have specially prepared for her...

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 A day with the wild and critters at the Crocodile Park...

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More of her Croco Park experience at Jaunts & Bites . A scrumptious dinner in a popular Filipino restaurant...

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  A stroll at the mall...

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  And finally, a night at Orchard Hotel in Davao City - our home away from home.  

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Because I believe life should not only be lived. It should be celebrated. It's not about how much is spent but how it was spent that made her ask for nothing more.