Monday, August 30, 2010
It is understandable that parents in my workplace are prohibiting their little children from playing in the school playground. Why not? Aside from the fact that there is a high risk of their children being bitten by mosquitoes causing the dengue fever, which a number of children have been reported positive of dengue fever, the school playground facilities are not safe to play at. The slide they have in the school near my office is made up of cement that has a rough finish on the portion of the slide itself. Once a child sits and slides on it, his pants will be damaged by the rough cement on the slide. It poses a high risk, too because once the child falls off from the slide the tendency is for his body to be bumped in the hard cement. If worst comes to worst, the child will get brain hemorrhage or the least is a fracture of his body parts. If the School Playground Equipment will be updated for ones that are safe for children like in the picture the one I post above, then I guess no parent will ever prohibit their children from playing on it.
Sunday, August 29, 2010
3 cup guavas, 3 cups water, 1 and one half cup sugar, 1 tablespoon vinegar and 1/4 teaspoon of salt
1. Peel off guava skin and chunk into small pieces.
2. In a pot, mix 2 cups of water, 1 and 1/2 cup sugar, 1 tbsp vinegar and salt.
3. Boil the mixture. Reduce heat and bring to boil for another 30 minutes.
4. Remove from stove and Set aside the mixture to cool for 15 minutes.
5. Sift the mixture into another pan to separate the seeds. Use a spoon to force the mixture through the sifter. Sift the mixture twice.
6. In a pot, boil the mixture and the remaining 1 cup of water. Reduce heat when boiling and simmer until thickened.
7. Transfer jam into jars when cool and refrigerate.
My daughter is the one occupying my room upstairs. She feels happy to be liberated from the double decker bed she shares with my niece. Her bed in the room are just the mattresses in her double decker bedroom. She wants to buy a new bedroom furniture for herself and she wants a queen sized bed. I told her that if she would buy a new bedroom furniture to include buying one for me, too. I want a bigger bed so that I can put my laptop in bed and I can work from my bed. She saw the one queen sized bed in the net and it matched her taste. For now, she has not fixed her mind, yet on when she would buy a new bed since she is still planning to take a qualifying exam for police officers. I hope she would be lucky to pass the exam. Becoming a police officer is not my plan for her but she is old enough to decide on her own. I have nothing against police officers but it just did not dawn on me that my daughter will be one. I will support her though, if that is what she wants.
Saturday, August 28, 2010
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Friday, August 13, 2010
Sunday, August 8, 2010
I have a bundled rice straw and and abaca waste to culture mushroom in the kitchen. It is put in a tray. Amazingly, after a few days of sprinkling water in it, there are two sets of mushroom flushes sprouting in it. I just bought this bundle of rice straw and abaca waste in two plastic bundles. It seems that tomorrow or the next day, I can already harvest the flushing mushrooms. Mushroom culture requires less space. I just put it in the kitchen and sprinkled a little amount of water in it. Now, that there are already flushes sprouting, I will stop sprinkling water in it until such time that I get to harvest the mushroom including the stump. The whole stump is recommended to be removed when harvesting in order not to affect the other mushrooms when a leftover stump becomes rotten. I got a picture of it and I will see if I can upload it using my new touchscreen cellfone.