Life, Local Travel

Coron Trip with my Family – Days of white sand, fringing reefs, beautiful lagoons, mountain lakes, great food, and friendly locals

Palawan will always be in our family's hearts. It's our favorite island in the country to visit because of its unique rock formations , friendly locals, diverse flora and fauna, and heavenly island beaches. Before our Coron Trip last week of April this year, the family has visited Puerto Princesa, Taytay, Balabac, and El Nido.… Continue reading Coron Trip with my Family – Days of white sand, fringing reefs, beautiful lagoons, mountain lakes, great food, and friendly locals

Homeschooling, My Life in Watercolor

First Face-to-Face Painting Class with Homeschoolers

Has it been two months since I last wrote here? Whew! I had not realized it's been that long but I have been so busy as a homeschooling mom while also pursuing my Master's degree in Geology. I also find a blank page of a WordPress blog daunting these days since I have been doing… Continue reading First Face-to-Face Painting Class with Homeschoolers

Homeschooling, Local Travel, Restaurant Review

When in Quezon City – Go Museum Hopping!

The month of February was declared by former Philippine president Corazon Aquino as the National Arts Month. To celebrate the month and because I missed visiting museums with my kids, we went on a two-day museum hop in Quezon City. The first stop was Vargas Museum - a building along UP Diliman campus' along the… Continue reading When in Quezon City – Go Museum Hopping!

Geology, Local Travel

Volcanology Fieldwork in Bicol – Revisiting Eruptive Deposits of Mayon, Bulusan, and Irosin Caldera

It's been a while since I last wrote about earth sciences. Here's one blog post to teach your kids about volcanoes. I've chronicled my one week fieldwork around Mayon volcano and the Irosin Caldera. If you haven't heard about Irosin Caldera, then you've probably heard only of Bulusan volcano being an active volcano. However, did… Continue reading Volcanology Fieldwork in Bicol – Revisiting Eruptive Deposits of Mayon, Bulusan, and Irosin Caldera

Coping with Depression

Not a day goes by that I don’t think about dying

It's 5 in the morning. Just woke up and just like yesterday, I thought of dying. It's not what you think! There's no need to call Suicide Watch on me. As if. We don't have one in the Philippines I don't think of dying as if I want to die at this moment. Since my… Continue reading Not a day goes by that I don’t think about dying

Homeschooling, My Creations, My Life in Watercolor

Book recommendations for homeschoolers who want to learn how to sketch and paint using watercolors

If you've been following this blog a while, you would know that one of the best things that came out of months of lockdown due to pandemic was the start of my journey with watercolors. All the artists I met in my journey say the same thing about their craft - it takes tremendous amount… Continue reading Book recommendations for homeschoolers who want to learn how to sketch and paint using watercolors

Local Travel

When in Manila – calesa ride while reminiscing the life of Jose Rizal, tour around Manila Ocean Park and Mall of Asia, and fireworks

Hello everyone! It's been a few weeks since my last post. I apologize for that. December smacked me on the face with work-related tasks, academe, and thesis proposal preparations. It also hit me with bad news when my aunt, mom's sister, died. December I would say is bittersweet for all of us in the family… Continue reading When in Manila – calesa ride while reminiscing the life of Jose Rizal, tour around Manila Ocean Park and Mall of Asia, and fireworks

Life, My Life in Watercolor

If money were no object, what would you do?

Today I saw one question like this posted in one of our groups in Facebook. Several people pitched in their ideas and one can tell that people would do so many things in life if money were no issue. Here are just some of the things I have in mind that I would do if… Continue reading If money were no object, what would you do?

My Life in Watercolor

I attended my first watercolor convention and I learned so much from the masters and my fellow watercolorists

If you have not been around this blog for long, you'd know that watercolor is one of the new things I learned while being stuck at home due to pandemic in 2020. I touched the brush and paints for the first time sometime August that year and wrote a blog about how it all started… Continue reading I attended my first watercolor convention and I learned so much from the masters and my fellow watercolorists

Homeschooling, My Life in Watercolor

Art and Science Class 2: What are Fossils and How to Paint an Ammonite Fossil in Watercolors

Hello! ๐Ÿ™‚ This is just a short blog to let everyone know that things are okay from my end. I have just been busy with my academic life as an MS student as well as a teaching associate. As you know, I didn't stop homeschooling my youngest son despite the demands of academia. On some… Continue reading Art and Science Class 2: What are Fossils and How to Paint an Ammonite Fossil in Watercolors