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

Local Travel

Travel Destinations in Northern Mindanao: Cagayan De Oro White Water Rafting, Camiguin Island Tour and Ziplining

I used to work as a government geologist in Mindanao. When my friends found out about it, they reached out to me to ask for the things they can do when they visit me. So one summer a long time ago, my friends and their colleagues flew to Cagayan De Oro and the rest was… Continue reading Travel Destinations in Northern Mindanao: Cagayan De Oro White Water Rafting, Camiguin Island Tour and Ziplining

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

Homeschooling, Local Travel

Dapitan – A Travel Destination for Homeschooling Families for Lessons About Dr. Jose Rizal

During the early part of his exile in Dapitan, Rizal lived at the commandant’s residence. With his prize from the Manila Lottery and his earnings as a farmer and a merchant, he bought a piece of land near the shore of Talisay in Dapitan. On this land, he built three houses- all made of bamboo,… Continue reading Dapitan – A Travel Destination for Homeschooling Families for Lessons About Dr. Jose Rizal

Life, Local Travel, My Creations, Poems, Uncategorized

My Poetry: Let This Mermaid Sleep

Yesterday while I was working on my IG puzzle feed at Canva, a sudden rush of feeling came to me - a deep longing to visit the ocean and bask in the sun again. I feel so lucky to have been born in a country that has plenty of beach lines and islands to visit.… Continue reading My Poetry: Let This Mermaid Sleep

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