Geology, Homeschooling, Local Travel

Virtual Geology Tour Series – Volcanoes

Did you miss my Geology Tours? No worries. Watch these videos of volcanoes with me and learn a few things about volcanoes. Iceland Volcanic Eruption Iceland is a land of ice and fire, due to its location near the Arctic Circle and its position on top of a mid-ocean ridge and a hot spot. It… Continue reading Virtual Geology Tour Series – Volcanoes

Geology, Homeschooling, Life, Local Travel

Virtual Tours to Visit and Explore as Part of Homeschooling Activities

One of the best things about internet and technology are the development of virtual tours. While virtual tours do not really give the same thrill like the real ones, it's the cheapest way to see the rest of the world. It's also our only option now that we are still in this pandemic. I have… Continue reading Virtual Tours to Visit and Explore as Part of Homeschooling Activities

Coping with Depression, Geology, Health, Life, Local Travel

When This Pandemic is Over

Have you listed down the things you will be doing once this pandemic is over? I have. I am usually an optimistic person. I know someday soon, this pandemic will be over, and things will go back to normal for everyone. Everyone will be stronger, wiser, and survivors. Before I go over my list, I… Continue reading When This Pandemic is Over

Geology

Surviving Natural Disasters Class

If you have noticed that I have not been writing here a lot, I do apologize. The past months have been pretty hectic for me what with my social media management work, homeschooling, as well as my side hustles. But here's some good news! I'm conducting a class about how to prepare for natural disasters… Continue reading Surviving Natural Disasters Class

Geology, Local Travel

Mount Apo – A Climbing Destination For Beginner to Advanced Mountaineers in Mindanao

When George Leigh-Mallory was bombarded with questions on why he climbed mountains such as Mount Everest, the only thing he said was "Because it's there!" Aside from stating the obvious, it does seem natural for climbing enthusiasts like him to wake up excited to conquer any mountains in their paths. We learned from our geography,… Continue reading Mount Apo – A Climbing Destination For Beginner to Advanced Mountaineers in Mindanao

Geology, Homeschooling

Rocks and Minerals: The Basic Components of Planet Earth

INTRODUCTION Kids, have you ever found yourself wondering what the earth is made up of? If you dig a tunnel as deep as your house, what will you find underneath? Will you find dirt, or treasure, or perhaps a dinosaur fossil? When I was your age, I liked looking down pits that adults dig up… Continue reading Rocks and Minerals: The Basic Components of Planet Earth

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

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

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