Wednesday, November 19, 2014

buying a snare drum

Buying a snare drum is more complicated than you may believe. However, if you know what to look for, you would get the best deal for your money. Factors that determine your choice when buying drums include your level of expertise. A professional drummer can easily distinguish the sounds of the drums when it is played. Drums come in varying weights, color and design, but if you are looking for a distinctive snare, then I would recommend checking musician’s friend website. This online store offers any brands of drums at the very reasonable price. You can compare their prices to other music stores online.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

missing pictures

I don't know what happened but some of the photos on my posts are not showing up. It is only the recent uploads that are not showing either. I have not been on my blogs for a while because my hands are kept full by my kids and school. I went ahead and just deleted the photos that are showing blank so nobody will have to stare and wonder what is up (or down). I hope to be able to figure out what is going on when I get the chance to tinker with my blogs one of these days.

Friday, September 19, 2014

never too late

When I graduated from college twelve years ago, I did not buy a college class ring. It was mostly because of financial reason and I have regretted not doing it. I could have saved enough from my allowance to make sure I purchase one because it would have been a remembrance of my finishing a degree. I have often wondered if I could buy one right now and how much it would cost. I have looked at class rings online a few times but I cannot decide what to do. I will give it a little more time to figure out what to do. If I can find a ring that I like within my budget I will probably get one in the future.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

beautiful day

This is what we see normally when we go to the beach to do our very early morning walks. I am not a morning person but I will get up and get ready if it means going to the beach to see this beauty. The little girl loves it too and we spend time walking, playing, running, and just enjoying the day. It is not too hot if we go very early that is why I like it and there rarely are any people walking. The beach is mostly deserted and it is so peaceful. I will miss this when it gets cold because we might not go daily when it happens so I am trying to enjoy this now while we can. This is one of the reason why we move to the beach, so we can gaze at this wonder daily, if we want to.

Friday, August 1, 2014

a pleasant surprise

The family ate out today. We went to a Mexican restaurant where the little man surprised us by eating tortilla chips dipped in salsa. Nobody urged him to eat, he did it on his own. He kept on saying that it was good and by the amount he consumed I would say he was not just saying it to make anybody happy. The experience was probably as surprising as receiving a brand new godin a5 from a perfect stranger. Totally unexpected! Normally, when we tell him we are going out to eat he always whine about McDonald's but not this time. The husband told his son he was very proud of him although he was miffed that the younger man hogged the dip, lol. I am hoping that this is the beginning of him trying new food and that he will enjoy the experience all the time. As for the little girl, she had ice cream after making it known to everybody she was not interested on anything else. We are optimistic that she will change her preferences as she gets older. After all, the little man used to be picky too but look at him now. There is hope! Lol.

Sunday, July 27, 2014


I tried my hand at baking Monay. This is the kind of bread I grew up eating. This kind is readily available at bakeshops (bakery) in the Philippines. It is sweet and dense and is a good partner for coffee for breakfast. This was my first attempt which fortunately resulted in an edible batch, lol. The little man and I devoured whatever little amount I made. We will try this again in the future because in as much as I love this bread I do not think it is good eaten everyday especially if eaten in more than one serving. Even the husband was amazed at the flavor and with the fact that I actually baked something edible. He said I should make more. I know I will, it is just a matter of when.

Monday, July 21, 2014

enjoying some quiet time

The husband is watching a documentary right now. He wants me to watch it with him since the kids are sleeping but I do not feel like watching a documentary. If it was fiction I would probably stay in the living room with him, to yell and scream at the tv screen. As it is, I am happy sitting here in bed doing my things online. I have played all my online games that I need reinforcement from my online friends. Fortunately for me, it is easier than searching or buying affordable bass with an active preamp online so I am confident that my friends will send me lives and help me unlock the next levels once they get around to sitting in front of their computers. I will just have to be patient and wait. I may have to wrap it up because my kids are early risers and they have this annoying habit of waking everybody up just because they are up. I need my beauty rest to keep up with them during the day.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014


I made a little garden in our backyard. I have a few vegetables in there that I normally only see at the Asian stores like (yard-long) string beans, long and skinny eggplants, squash, and sweet potatoes. There are also plants like okra, zucchini, cabbage, tomatoes, onions, bell peppers, and chilies. Then there are lemongrass, moringa, purple spinach, and lime as well. I made a mess in the yard, planting everything I can think of everywhere that it is starting to look like a jungle in there. The husband is not happy with that so I promised him that next time I will try to stay within the garden so we can keep things tidy. The picture with this post is I think my first bean harvest. It was not much but it was enough for one meal.