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!
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
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
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
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
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?
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
Art and Science Class 2: What are Fossils and How to Paint an Ammonite Fossil in Watercolors
Hello! 🙂 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
Free homeschooling class: learn about fossils and paint a nautilus fossil using watercolors
Hello everyone. How are you doing? This is just a short blog to promote my upcoming free art and science class - the topic this time is fossils! Who likes fossils? I totally do. One of the things I dreamed about while in college taking up my bachelor's degree in Geology was to someday go… Continue reading Free homeschooling class: learn about fossils and paint a nautilus fossil using watercolors
Art and Science Class for Homeschoolers
Aside from the usual DepEd curriculum, homeschoolers also get taught life skills by their own parents or other parents within homeschooling communities. If there is one thing I love about being part of homeschooling groups is that most of the parents are quite helpful and willing to lend a hand to make learning more experiential.… Continue reading Art and Science Class for Homeschoolers