Trekking Down Memory Lane

Sunday, May 14, 2017

So I am tasked to transfer my husband's photos. Oh not much.... just more than 2000+ photos. So while I sit on the edge of the bed looking at the thousand photos, I am brought back into the past. When my kids were still tiny human beings, smiling, giggling, wondering at the smallest details about life.

How time flew so fast. Watching the kids transform before my eyes all over again, and seeing my mother smiling, ahhh the beauty of life.

To all the mothers', soon-to-be mothers... HAPPY MOTHERS' DAY!!!

How to Make a Notebook

Thursday, May 11, 2017

If you're a fountain pen lover, besides having the difficulty to choose an ink, is the difficulty to find a notebook of your taste. A notebook that isn't too thin that would result to bleeding of inks, a notebook that you can write freely at the back no matter how wet the pen is, a notebook that is cheap and a notebook that you can get anywhere.

But that is not always the case. So I decided to make my own notebooks. I had so many loose bonds of paper of about 150 gsm and more. Here is a step-by-step photo of how we made the notebooks.

This is the loose bonds of paper. I grouped about 10 sheets and stacked them. I folded them in half and cut them.

I then folded them again in half. 

My assistant then patiently stacked them ready to be stapled together. Do not forget to include a thicker paper on the outside which would serve as your cover. Choose a paper with designs that you would want to stare at for long periods of time.

Staple them together using this kind of a stapler so that you won't need to fold the edges just to get to the center.

Make sure that the papers are all aligned. If they are not, you can always cut them straight using a cutter and a ruler or a paper cutter if you have one.

Now cut the corner of the paper using the cutter on the right. It would give you rounded edges.

The final product!

We made two sizes. One was made out of a short bond of paper, while the other one was made from a legal sized paper. 

We hope this blog has helped you. Care to share any crafts? Please leave a comment at the bottom.

The Quest for Fruits

Every once in a while I get to attend trainings, special trainings not offered by DOH. And these are the kinds of trainings I dare not miss. No offense to the lead agency in health, but sometines there are great health related trainings not offered by them.

So here I am, in a land far far away from home, trying my best to learn as much as I can, improve myself, as much as I can, sow and reap the best fruits of hard work.

But in every place that I go to, I always look for fruits to chew on. Especially now that my cardiologist has strictly advised for weight loss. He then adds the word #tawidgutom which I recite in my head every day. Oh it's not easy, I tell you. Any woman who is ovulating would tell it to you straight. But then again, at the end of the day, it's still about losing weight.

So back to my dilemna. 

I find myself searching for a fruit. I went out last night with a friend to look for some fruits to bite my teeth on. Went inside two shops, but to no avail. Did you know that some 7-eleven branches carry fruits? But not on this part of the world I suppose.

It's a good thing they offered banana during the breakfast and dinner. Still if you think about it, something that grows from a tree, seem to be scarce on this part. And yet fish, meat, eggs, pork were readily available during meal time. There seems to be something wrong here.

Can't wait to go home and munch my apples. Paging hubby dear, buy me fruits wen I get home.