Big LCD Projector Screen

For sale or swap

Scootpad Educational App

A look into one of the educational apps we use.

Woodcraft Antique Sale - The Secret

As I took a picture of its best parts, I began to ask "Who was she?". What gave the sculptor the inspiration to make her

Contest: #MBUStorm

Collaborate, network and make words come like a waterfall...

Quick! Free Tropico 3 Only Today

Do you love third world banana republic dictators? This game is for you

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Join the MyBlogU #MBUStorm Contest!


If you're not familiar with MyBlogU, it's Ann Smarty's latest brainchild where bloggers and writers could collaborate to come up with unique, inspiring and well thought out content. The SEO world is being rocked to and fro by Google's latest updates and I admire Ann's resilience in the face of it all.

Yes, there are cash prizes but the main objective in this exercise more than the cash prizes is to branch out and network.

I'll copy and paste the mechanics of the contest here:

Announcing the 30-day MyBlogU Brainstorm Challenge – a way to collect great ideas and create EPIC content based on them!
Spur your creativity, make great friends, gain exposure … (and WIN CASH!)

To participate:

  1. Use* MyBlogU Brainstorm section every day for 30 days
  2. Whatever you do, tweet** it using the hashtag#mbustorm DAILY
  3. Once your 30 days are over, submit your results or experience here. Win great prizes!

>>>>>Submit your Challenge results by October 26: We will collect submissions and choose the winner (to be announced on October 30)!<<<<<
That means that you can start your challenge any day between September 18 and September 26 to be able to submit your results by October 26 – however obviously it’s better to start TODAY!
 Watch Brainstorm section tutorial here
 Learn about the types of Brainstorm requests you can create here
* Here are just a few of the things you can do in the MyBlogU Brainstorm! This can be any activity you feel like, for example:
  • Create a brainstorm project of your own
  • Approve/reject any idea that was sent to you through your MBU project
  • Send someone an idea: Help fellow @MyBlogU users!
  • Help promote someone’s brainstorm project on social media (or invite friends to help if you know they are good at that topic)
**Don’t forget to tweet ANYTHING you do using #mbustorm hashtag. That’s how you qualify to participate (and that’s what makes this Challenge FUN!)
All your tweets will be archived in this Twitter room, so we’ll know if you miss a day ;) Not to be negative here, but we do have the ability to verify your MyBlogU activity through the admin backend: Please don’t cheat!




Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Quick! Free Tropico 3 from Humble Bundle

Click to download

Think SimCity or Majesty Gold Deluxe with a penchant for third world er... "developing nation" syndrome. I've played the earlier versions and it is an amusing twist to the simulator genre. Right now, I'm using Elementary OS and I haven't gotten around to installing Steam yet, but I'll get there.

Tropico 3 places you in the footsteps of the likes of Ferdinand Marcos, Fidel Castro or Hugo Chavez. You are essentially a banana republic manager.

This economic and political simulator will give you a hefty dosage of humor and amusement. Lost an election to the capitalist pigs? Don't worry, you can just rig the vote or something.

There's only a few hours left before the Humble Bundle offer expires so go get it while you still can.

The Humble Bundle Tropico 3 FREE

Thursday, September 11, 2014

A Look Into Scootpad's Educational Software


How do you feel when you hear the words, “adaptive learning environment”? How does the idea of getting back to the basics with a fresh approach and focus sound like? With Scoot Pad’s online adaptive educational experience, kids are immersed in a learning environment that complements your child’s core subjects. Simply put, it’s a learning experience that’s both fun and tailored to suit the sophisticated taste of today’s toddlers and kids. You can search for it in the Google Chrome store or play.google.com.

I should know because we use the free version with my kids and the results are quite remarkable. You first start off with the parent/guardian or teacher account which oversees the activities of the children. Signing up online is both easy and free for the basic account. You can also do so via your Facebook or Google account. After signing up you are taken to the main dashboard. The whole experience was designed to look fun and intuitive, so it feels like you’re just signing up on Facebook.



Why you should create student accounts

Creating student accounts on Scootpad is the whole point of the exercise, but there’s more to it than just answering a few quizzes. For one, there’s a friendly leaderboard that rates the performance of the child against Scootpad users all over the world. The environment was made in such a way that makes learning fun and competitive. With the right encouragement, your child would be enthused to get the highest score and maybe score a reward!

I had my daughter Alithea play Scootpad and she scored remarkably: she took on 560 problems, 37 practices and tasks for a total of 1,348 coins. “Coins” is the app’s reward system where an accumulation automatically notifies you to give the child their well deserved reward. For instance, 1,000 coins would get her ice cream. That’s totally up to the parent of course. But remember, a happy child is a motivated child and a motivated child is a better performing one!



Upgrading will elevate your child's learning experience to the next level

If you’re willing to pay for online items in video games such as virtual hats, pants or shirts for your virtual character then upgrading your child’s Scootpad account makes a lot of sense. It opens up the complete potential of the platform, giving your child the access to Scootpad’s advanced features.

It’s all about priorities and the potential that could be unlocked with the dearth of materials that could be made available for the child. The added features include behavior tracking, common core assessment, proficiency customization, measurable results, parent collaboration and more.

Compared to other software solutions, Scootpad’s is one of the most affordable in the market today. It’s designed with parents, teachers and fun loving students in mind. Try it out now. Go to Scootpad.com.



Modified creative commons image via flickr

Saturday, September 06, 2014

Will Swap A Large LCD Projector Screen with Goats, Sheep or Laptop


Tired of using a white cloth or a white wall for your power presentation or Church service?

This is the day, yes this is the day - when you get something more professional at a very low price - or swap something to get this nice and huge LCD Projector screen.

We are clearing our inventory of mostly unused items and one of these is our projector screen.

For sale, it's P4,900 - way, way below the normal price.

It's 5 ft by 6 ft.

Or... You can swap with me.




Swap Condition 1:
- 2 female goats and 2 male goats

Swap Condition 2:
- Brand new grass cutter of the same value (I prefer kawasaki)

Swap Condition 3:
- Netbook/Laptop

Swap Condition 4:
- Female Dog

Open to swap negotiation. Call me, let's talk.

My phone number is 63917 - 3 - 888- 227. 


Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Book Review: The Unbeliever E.L. Baylis

This is my first ever book review of the first book I ever bought on Amazon.com.


Masterfully written with a keen insight for knowing the perspectives of different people, The Unbeliever is a masterpiece that should be read by believers and non-believers alike. Whether you are seeking to understand or have your feet of faith firmly planted on the ground, this one strikes deep into many questions long held by many.I've long wanted to say that I bought a book on Amazon.com but have held back for 'The One'. This is it.
I'm glad that this has been my first ever purchase. It has rekindled not just my appetite for reading (though I was reading it mostly on the Kindle App on my small LG phone) but also gave me some much needed spiritual food.Whether you are an atheist or a Christian, this is a riveting revelation that is very entertaining and illuminating to say the least.


Exorcising our inner demons always comes at a cost. For Art Wellington, the price he almost paid was just too high. With a plot twist that will sprain more than just your ankle, this book surprises delightfully.

Baylis ensured that the tale he has woven will strike deep into our innermost being as we see a little Art in our own lives. You can almost feel the painfully excruciating travails that Art has been subjected to and the subsequent revelation that ultimately opened his eyes.

The ending of the book leaves you wanting for more.