Online Games to Improve Vocabulary

Almost everyone online plays a game or two (or even more) to relax or enjoy. Most are a waste of time. What I’d like to spend my time on would be games that can be relaxing or enjoyable, at the same time educational.

Word games fall in that category.

Among those I’ve tried, Scrabble by Mattel is the best, followed by Words with Friends. However, the latter does not load on my tablet so I can only play it when using the PC. The good thing about the former, it’s just like the real board game.

With Scrabble, if someone plays a word I do not know, I can always check the dictionary. Then I learn. Continue reading “Online Games to Improve Vocabulary”

How to Memorize Pi Digits

I am not a fan of Math. I am good with what I need. I never thought of memorizing the pi digits following the decimal point since I have no need for it.

However, I am a fan of codes. I like cryptograms. I have developed my own ciphers just for the fun of it. I also wanted to be able to freely write in public without anyone being able to read my notes.

Memorizing is also not one of my strong points. I do create systems so I can figure things out.

Some months ago I was able to recall the first 300 digits of pi in just 2 days. So I know my system works. I did not, however, continue and follow through to store it in my long term memory. Again, I have no need for it. If you have a need for it, you can try my system and experience how it works fir you.

First, take note that A is 1, and Z is 26.

Next, the images that you pick/choose for your characters should be easily imagined. Tangible.

Then, make your story sequential. In a series. No parallel stories.

Be imaginative. You should be able to go as far as your imagination flows.

You can combine 2 numbers (20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26) or you can separate them (1-9). As for standalone zeroes, you can use “nothing” or “null” or “void” or “zero” but you will have to give it extra effort. A 10 (J) or a 20 (T) will be easy.

You just have to assign a charater image for whatever number is in the sequence. You can automatically use 3.14 as “pi” so that you just concentrate on the succeeding numbers.

Example:
3.1415926535

8979323846

2643383279

5028841971

6939937510

5820974944

5923078164

0628620899

8628034825

3421170679 Continue reading “How to Memorize Pi Digits”

Just Do Something!

This blog domain had been existing for more than 11 years now. I was compelled to buy my own after having earned some from the blogging world much earlier. I had so much in my mind that I busy writing. After all, I was a better writer than a speaker. I often used to say, “my pen/keyboard is mightier than my tongue.”

About 5 years later I had some blogger friends say that they are in blogging hiatus. I just thought then, how could that be? It wasn’t until much much later that I understood the feeling.

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Fall, But Stand Up

It’s been almost a year since my last post.

I’ve had different thoughts on what to do about this site. I’ve thought of revamping it and making a store out of it, with products that cater to babies and accessories. All handmade. That way I can produce items in a fairly shorter time than if I make big items. Most of the time, I make new designs, and I continuously make something new, thus, I could not stay in a big project and expect to sell sooner than later. I’ve asked my better half to design my website sometime in December last year. He is just waiting for my materials/content.

A few hours ago I’ve been asked by him if I no longer blog. I said, not at this time. He asked why.  I answered that I just got lazy. He retorted, “just got lazy???” Continue reading “Fall, But Stand Up”

Getting Ready for this Year’s Festival Show During the Feast of Tabernacles in Baguio City

The Festival Show is an evening event that is presented to the Feast goers in Baguio City under the banner of the United Church of God. This will be the 4th year that I will be coordinating it. It will never be the same since I’ve always depended on my mom for the costumes (she sewed most of them in the past). Now that she’s gone I have to resort to immediate plan B.

The show must go on. Continue reading “Getting Ready for this Year’s Festival Show During the Feast of Tabernacles in Baguio City”

Give the Sound of More than One Guitar Using One Guitar

Have you ever tried to listen intently to a guitar piece trying to figure out how many are playing? In classical guitar, it is common that there are duos and trios, but certain pieces are composed to sound like more than one guitar is playing.

In electric guitar playing, however, you can play most pieces you already know and make it sound like at least two are playing at the same time. Yes, first time I heard of it, too. With a 12-string guitar, that is how it sounds.

12-string Gretsch guitar

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How to Make Your Own Real Pure Homemade Virgin Coconut Oil (Cold Press)

by C5 (ceefive.com)

You have probably learned about the benefits of taking virgin coconut oil on a regular basis. If not, you can do your search. This post’s focus is on making your own pure homemade VCO. The best VCO you can have.

The first time I learned how to make my own real pure virgin coconut oil in 2000, it was as if I did not want to do it again. So little yield and so tiring. That is primarily because I hand-squeezed the coconut, which is really what anyone would do without the presser.

Then, I also tried to make it crystal clear by going through layers of cotton. It became quite clear but it takes so long. Besides, the yellowish color may have some of the antioxidants (I’m not sure about that but I was taught that the real VCO is yellowish in color.

I use cold press. That is what makes it virgin. Though minimal heat will not harm the healing properties of the oil, the antioxidants disappear with heat.  Why let that happen? Commercial VCOs need longer shelf life. Heating removes the moisture content which gives off a stale odor in a month or so.  That is why I only make my own and not sell (except for once when someone requested me to). So now, I’m teaching you to make your own so you can have the best.

Final harvest before I transfered to a glass pitcher.

So now, I’m going to teach you how you can make your own pure real VCO.

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