Geology, Homeschooling, Local Travel

Why Every Homeschooling Family Should Visit Mongpong Island for Ecosystem Study

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 Why Every Homeschooling Family Should Visit Mongpong Island for Ecosystem Study

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Disaster Go Bag Essentials for Every Family

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 for Every Family

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

Homeschooling, Local Travel

Our Batanes Tour Highlights

We got our Batanes tour package when we attended the Travel Mart Expo at the Mall of Asia last September 2. Our plan was to get a tour package for Coron, Palawan - our favorite island in the country. But when we saw a promo tour for Batanes being offered by IBS Tours and Travels'… Continue reading Our Batanes Tour Highlights

Local Travel

Boss Reuel Staycation Suites – Our Home When in Tagaytay

Unique chandelier at Boss Reuel Staycation Suites. ❤ Tagaytay City is probably one of the most-visited spots outside of Metro Manila due to its proximity, the chilly weather, the view of Taal Lake, and sumptuous beef bulalo which is available almost everywhere in the city. Our family's fondest memories with dad also happened in Tagaytay… Continue reading Boss Reuel Staycation Suites – Our Home When in Tagaytay

Geology, Homeschooling, Local Travel

Alternative Learning Class (ALC) in Geology for Homeschooling Kids

Video file of our 3-day ALC in Geology One of the best things about homeschooling is how easily the world can become your child's laboratory - every corner can be explored and studied at his or her pace, at his or her own time without the confining corners of a classroom. Last week, I became… Continue reading Alternative Learning Class (ALC) in Geology for Homeschooling Kids

Homeschooling, Local Travel

Our Manila Tour Leg 1 – National Museum and Intramuros

Third time's a charm for me and my kids for this tour. We have visited the National Museum's Anthropology and Fine Arts twice before, when my kids were too young to appreciate the visit. Back then my main reason was personal because I didn't get the chance to visit the museum when I was in… Continue reading Our Manila Tour Leg 1 – National Museum and Intramuros

Local Travel

Vine Leaf Garden Resort, Antipolo

My favorite shot of the resort's small pond, right beside it is a swing (not in the picture) so you can go Zen mode here if you want. 😉 If you're planning to hold a party in a private resort that is affordable and easily accessible from Metro Manila, Vine Leaf Garden Resort might be… Continue reading Vine Leaf Garden Resort, Antipolo

Local Travel

Summer Vacation in Sorsogon (May 13-16 2019)

May 13, 2019 Main event: Election Day Photo above was taken at a famous budget-friendly Rizal beach in Buenavista, Gubat, Sorsogon. My brother, Joshua, the kids, hubby, and I went for a swim from 8 AM to 10 AM.  This is a little to hit the beach but my husband and I had had to… Continue reading Summer Vacation in Sorsogon (May 13-16 2019)

Local Travel

Pinto Art Museum – Antipolo’s Hidden Gem

The great reviews this museum got in TravelAdvisor weren't wrong but you really need to experience the place for full appreciation of this magical place. Pinto Art Museum is the BOMB!  If you haven't gone there, picture this: galleries interconnected by gardens; lush vegetation; contemporary paintings and avant garde sculptures and art pieces that are nothing… Continue reading Pinto Art Museum – Antipolo’s Hidden Gem