Hydroponics, Life, Recycling

Growing Vegetables and Fruits Indoors Using Kratky Hydroponics System

As mentioned in my previous article, one of the skills that I have found useful in this pandemic is growing food through gardening. Three days before my birthday, I asked a friend for ideas on how I could grow vegetables indoors, in a limited space such as my condo unit. That day I was having… Continue reading Growing Vegetables and Fruits Indoors Using Kratky Hydroponics System

Hydroponics, Life

Skills That Are My Lifesavers In This Pandemic

The virus, SARS-COV-2, has left all of us feeling overwhelmed and anxious. We have so far, as of this writing, lost more than two hundred fellow Filipinos, and with more than five thousand who tested positive. Our country ranks first in southeast asia in terms of number of cases and fatalities. Because the virus quickly… Continue reading Skills That Are My Lifesavers In This Pandemic

Geology, Homeschooling, Local Travel

Mongpong Island – An Island Paradise Every Budget Traveler and Homeschooling Family Must Visit in the Philippines

Octopus observed near the shoreline at Mongpong Island. Photo credit to my brother, Jay Emmanuel. I'm a self-proclaimed tree-hugger and nature lover. My first recollection of our country's beauty was when dad and mom brought us to their hometown, Catanduanes, when I was nine years old. Back then, their small barrio could only be accessed… Continue reading Mongpong Island – An Island Paradise Every Budget Traveler and Homeschooling Family Must Visit in the Philippines

Homeschooling

February Homeschooling Highlights

For Math, Nereus has started studying about circle, angles, polygons, single-step equations; and number patterns; while Ian has started learning the basics of multiplication and division using pictographs. Ian has also learned to count money and perform basic addition of money. Money is something that we delayed teaching Ian although he does know that a… Continue reading February Homeschooling Highlights

Geology, Homeschooling, Life, Local Travel, Uncategorized

Disaster Go Bag Essentials Every Family Should Have in Their Homes

A Go Bag is a bag containing everything you would need to survive when exiting a building or evacuating your home after a disaster. Ideally, each member of your family should have one bag each. The bag should have ample supplies to help you survive while in transit towards the nearest evacuation area or relocation… Continue reading Disaster Go Bag Essentials Every Family Should Have in Their Homes

Homeschooling

January 2020 Homeschooling Highlights

Ian has started his lesson in multiplication while Nereus has continued with his lessons on different types of angles and polygons. Writing down notes about different types of angles for his math lesson. 2. We created a simple rotor using copper wire, magnet, battery and safety pins as our experiment to demonstrate electricity flow for… Continue reading January 2020 Homeschooling Highlights

Geology, Homeschooling, Local Travel

Volcanology 101 with Chris Newhall

The phreatic eruption of Taal has me walking down the memory lane the past days. I remember my Volcanology training in June 2012 when my colleagues and I had the privilege to get mentored by former USGS Geologist and Volcanologist, Chris Newhall. This is going to be a short blog with the intention to share… Continue reading Volcanology 101 with Chris Newhall

Geology, Uncategorized

The Lowering of Taal Lake and Rock Deformation: Result of Magma Upwelling

In my previous post, I described three possible scenarios that might explain why the Pansipit River dried up so quickly in one day. In an interview between our kabayan, Noli De Castro and Dr. Renato Solidum, USEC and director of PHIVOLCS, the director mentioned that the level of crater lake is lower now than the… Continue reading The Lowering of Taal Lake and Rock Deformation: Result of Magma Upwelling

Geology, Uncategorized

Why did Pansipit River in Batangas Dry Up?

Photos of Pansipit River suddenly drying up in Batangas has been going around in social media since yesterday. I would like to make an intelligent guess (or hypothesis) as to why this has happened. This was an article written by Manila Bulletin on their website regarding the drying up of the river. And this was… Continue reading Why did Pansipit River in Batangas Dry Up?

Geology, Homeschooling

How to Check if Your Area is Within A Geological Hazard Danger Zone in Philippines

This is an interactive, web-based GIS tool that allows you to see the danger zones in kilometer radius around the eruptive crater of Taal. It’s quite easy to follow, you and the kids will enjoy dong this together for sure! I’ve taken the following post from GeoRisk Philippines as also shared by PHIVOLCS on Facebook.… Continue reading How to Check if Your Area is Within A Geological Hazard Danger Zone in Philippines