Spring cleaning time

We know that a neat space increases productivity and creativity. And now as we welcome the spring time, we also embrace the perfect time to clean.

The number one in the list will always be the working area—either at the comforts of their own houses or in offices. Cleaning the desk, just like in other parts of the home, is an important factor in giving great work results.

But cleaning the workspace does not mean you have to shell out a buck or two. There are fun and creative ways to clean the desk without breaking the bank.

Here are some of the DIY products you can try (and even share to your friends) as you organize your working area.

  1. Cleaning Spray

 

Don’t you hate it when your computer or laptop screen has this annoying dust? Or when there are tidbits stuck in your keyboards? What you need is cleaner to remove the dust, and stains in your computer and other gadgets like smartphone and tablets. You can actually make your own cleaning spray. You just need to mix rubbing alcohol and distilled water and place it in a misting spray bottle. Do not forget to put on the label.

 

  1. Desk Organizer

 

We know you love seeing your desk clutter-free. To achieve this, you can either make bookshelves from old boxes or compile your papers in one spot through using a DIY paper weight. Aside from that, you can also use old toilet paper rolls as your pen holders. You just need to be creative! This is also the place to write whatever you wanna write—whether it is a best man speech for your friend or whatnot.

 

  1. Cord and cable organizers

 

Are tired of having to constantly arrange your messy cords and cables every time you use them? Having many cords with different function can make you desk disorganized. Grab an old box and make compartments of different sizes. This will make it easier for you to locate your cell phone chargers, connectors, and even USBs in just one look.

What’s the best thing about these DIY projects is that you can share it with your friends. You can even hold your own workshops for people who are also interested in making these.

We know you want to try out these DIY products! Share the information with your friends and hold workshops in the places near you.

Goodbyes are the saddest

It was another family gathering in my grandparent’s house. My cousins wandered in and out, asking me to play with them, testing the degree of my shyness in front of the oldies–my uncles and aunts, though they never won.

I was trying my way to my parents who were busy accommodating the people coming in and out so to escape from them but here you go an avalanche of unfamiliar faces that I was compelled to kiss hands. I never saw this house so full of crowd.

I felt a little bit queasy. I asked Mama when we would go home and to my dismay, she told me that we could come home after three days. It was really suffocating and yet I need to endure.

If I’m not mistaken, I was on my fifth grade then. My three other siblings were as well excused on their classes for this event. Yes, an event that eventually brought a lot of thinking, especially to me. Right now, I am pursuing a career in hosting ranking and it really pays wel.. But despite this, I miss her dearly.

I and my sister were sitting on a couch with other people whom Papa told us were our relatives. They all had vague faces as my memory couldn’t serve me well. But there was one person who I couldn’t help but observe at that moment–my grandma.

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The bond will still be there, inevitably.

She was busy chopping pork and ingredients in the kitchen, doing the all time favorite viand of her grandchildren–the dinuguan. I never trace any marks of sadness in her eyes which I suppose I was demanding to see at that time. She even jauntily cooked all the recipes laid down in the kitchen without silence. She laughed, sang and made joke to us. She was so happy to serve us, to see us happy all together. And as a kid, I was so confused. Why they were all reveling despite the doom background we have?

NEVER BEEN CLOSE

The whole clan went to the place where we need to mourn–that what I thought then. Everyone suddenly was silent upon entering the white room with yellow lights scattered on.

There was a rectangular box at the center (the way I described it at that time) with its lid open for viewing. I want to rush on the area, hoping to see grandpa smile on me. But of course, I enough understood then that it won’t happen.

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If only I can turn back the hands of time, I will.

I immediately decided not to look at him first, letting others peek on that box. I told myself that I want to have time to talk to him. My eyes were instead glued to the big picture of him that stood on the glass cover of his casket.

Grandpa really looked so handsome there. He looks like Papa but more of a matinee idol of his time though it was sort of a grayish look already.

That moment made me want to shrink. How come I didn’t have the time to play with Lolo unlike my eldest brother who is one of his favorite among us? I remember myself envying the first batch of my cousins because they were all close to him. They used to tell stories like how Lolo will drop on their rooms late at night just to bring his pasalubong to them after his work.

I felt quite betray. But what can I do? I was late born that’s why I wasn’t able to enjoy being with grandpa in his early life. I was only eight then when I first met him and he was already weak. And because of our distance, we only rarely see each other most of the time during holidays and reunions. And two years after that of my age, he was bedridden. He looked so feeble, unable to utter even a word. What really crashed my heart then was when he hugged my youngest brother (he was six then and the youngest grandson he had) with tears flowing in his crumpled cheeks. That really made me realize how happy Lolo was, seeing his last grandson for the very last time of his life.

Caffeine: Perks and Pitfalls

Last month, I visited the original Starbucks coffee shop at Pike PlaceMarket in Seattle. I was so frustrated when I was there because I badly need a new NAS and my sister just told me to just go and have a nas server test. Anyway, after which, I took a car I borrowed from my sister. She even asked me to make use of her new dashcam, which she has tested for dascam testr and said I should review it after. Anyway, on to my tale to the Market, the Starbuck coffee shop was established in 1971 and arguably the birthplace of the global coffee industry as we know it today, it is now a tourist attraction easily identified by the long line winding its way outside the entrance.

Ironically, the espresso and all its variants (see below) actually originated in Italy, half a world away from Seattle.  Coffee is prepared in many ways, and perhaps the most popular is the espresso, which also forms the base for many other popular beverages. An espresso is a shot of concentrated coffee made by quickly passing hot water through ground coffee beans under intense, high pressure. A ristretto is prepared in a similar manner, but with slightly less water; alungo(long shot), on the other hand, has slightly more water. An americano is a shot of espresso diluted with hot water. A shot of espresso mixed with steamed and foamed milk (instead of water) is a cappuccino, so named because it resembles the color of the robes of Capuchin monks. A café latte is a creamier version that uses more steamed milk and less foam.Café mocha is espresso and steamed milk, with added chocolate.A machiattois a shot of espresso mixed with a small amount of foamed milk and often flavored with either caramel or chocolate.

Other methods of brewing coffee include the French press (a devicewhere coffee grounds are immersed in hot water and later filtered out using a plunger), and the traditional ‘drip’ coffee maker. There is an optimum ‘grind’ for each method or preparation above: fine for espresso, coarse for the French press and medium grind for drip coffee machines.

Loneliness

Loneliness is not good for your health.  As award-winning actress Audrey Hepburn once pointed out: “When you have nobody you can make a cup of tea for, when nobody needs you, that’s when I think life is over.”

 

If too much love can kill you, so goes a line of a song, so it loneliness.  In fact, a recent study compared loneliness to that of obesity. “The research, presented at the American Psychological Association, proved that loneliness and isolation have now been considered as a public health concern as they have caused a number of premature deaths in 300,000 participants of 148 studies,” the article said.

 

For the information of uninformed, loneliness in the said study pertains not only in the state of being single but also social isolation and living alone.  Virginia Woolf, in “The Waves,” gave us some insight: “Alone, I often fall down into nothingness.  I must push my foot stealthily lest I should fall off the edge of the world into nothingness.  I have to bang my head against some hard door to call myself back to the body.”

 

According to the study, those who had greater social connections were recorded to have 50% reduced risk of dying, where death caused by obesity only at 30%.  About 70 studies were done; some 3.4 million people in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia participated in the study.  Results echoed the same findings. For me, you should cope up with loneliness. Take control of your self and make things better. Create something. kNow what makes your heart skip a beat. Cultivate your passion and share it. As for me,  I share my knowledge on technology to peple I know and those who need it. Like last weekend, i helped a friend know access point test and it helped him.

 

Obesity, by the way, means having too much body fat.  It is different from being overweight, which means weighing too much.  The weight may come from muscle, bone, fat, and/or body water.  Both terms mean that a person’s weight is greater than what’s considered healthy for his or her height.

 

Now, going back to the study of loneliness.  Principal author Dr. Julianne Holt-Lunstad of Brigham Young University said “self-reported feeling of loneliness (subjective) and the state of being socially isolated (objective) potentially damaging.” “People who say they are alone but feel happy are at increased risk of death, as are those who have many social connections but they say they are lonely,” Dr. Holt-Lunstad was quoted as saying.

 

Party need

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Going places

Going places do not just mean setting your foot in a new place, taking pictures here and there using your 360 kamera, and just see the sights. I honestly suggest you get the best 360 camera to capture only the best.

Wandering goes deeper than that. It aims to inform you about how it is to be exactly there, like a local. To immerse in the culture, to learn more about the history that carved what it is today, to speak the language they use, to eat the dishes that might be new to you, and to know more about the people.

A big part of learning about a place is through its art. This form transcends many meanings depending on who is looking into it.  In most cases, it leaves every traveller yearning for more. It sticks in the memory. Sometimes even, it became deeply rooted in out hearts.

The importance of being stylish

We should all know the importance of beign stylish where  we go. Before, when I have not realized this thing, I lost a lot of opportunities. Not that I am saying you need not to be  ugly. But be more presentable with yourself when in front of other so you can gain their interest and confidence. As a working woman who meets clients regulary, it is proper to dress up once in a while, be stylish, have your own trademark of dressing up, and be hygienic. I recommend you also wear heels to boost confidence during client presentation and to win the pitch as well as carry yourself with confidence. Also put extra effort in buying and investing on things for you. Let us say for example timepieces. It is not only important to have timepieces to keep track of the time but it is also a nice way to impress. I recommend you buy Zegarki best wooden watches —which is a little more classy and stylish than ordinary plastic ones. Besides, it will look good in every outfits you will wear so you can shift from work to your regular night out with friends.

Firmer, better skin

A good Vitamin C serum like this one could absolutely change your life for the better– it WILL, as a matter of fact. Having a good amount of confidence about the way you look is actually extremely important in life, I have learned that, and I don’t think that it’s actually a shallow thing whatsoever. Honestly, if people would have told people in previous generations that there’s a way to have firmer skin as you get older, for your skin to still shine with this sort of radiant brightness, and for anybody who suffers from dry skin, to have your skin moisturize and hydrated, and just to have all sorts of healthy tone and color boo bursting through your skin and showing how a live you are and how great you feel, it would be something that anybody in any generation would have decided to have, even if they weren’t completely open about the fact that they were using it.

 

Proper Posture for you

 

Sitting in front of your computer may cause your posture look stiffer and you will look sullen too. There is a tendency that you feel your neck and back tired until your whole body gets too tired. When this occurs, sit up with your shoulders back and put a natural bend at the back of your spine. This will assist your body straight for you to look a little taller. You can also wear nice clothes that will complement your mass and shape. Wear pieces that will make you stand out. Wear wood watches, or other classy pieces so you will look beautiful and stunning. Pair this with some high heels, pair of nice trench coat, or even boots,  and lots of confidence.

You can also try to  walk  or run in an outdoor area and enjoy being under the sun. The best time to do this is in the morning when the sun is not yet bright. Indulging yourself under the sun will absorb vitamin D that helps your bones stronger and longer to make your height increased.

 

Big help for students

I have to say, that is not the fact that this is a student discount which has made everything more valuable that used to exist even when they started adding a Netflix style streaming service, as well cloud storage, on top of the fact that they are the on the internet, I could no longer deny the extreme value that having an Amazon Prime subscription was adding to my life. Honestly, it is just that cut and dry. So, if I were going to preface my Amazon Prime Canada review with anything, it would be the fact that if you have made a prior judgement about Amazon Prime based on your experiences with its service over a year ago, or any time the last couple years until the last six months or so, I would ask you to give it another shot and reevaluate it, because it has come a long way. Amazon Prime is such a diverse tool, and it can add so much efficiency to your life and all sorts of different ways. I mean all sorts of different ways. It’s not even funny. The fact that, I live in Vancouver, which is a city where it is hard to get anywhere, the fact that Amazon Prime allows me to order things to my house, all sorts of things, from groceries, to electronics, II entertainment. It’s amazing! I really can’t explain it any other way except for the fact that Amazon Prime has made my life so much easier and done all sorts of great things for me. I don’t know what else to say.