January 19, 2018

Matthew's Educational Trip 2017 (Part 3): Sky Ranch Tagaytay

After the breezy stop at Tagaytay Highlands, we headed to Sky Ranch Tagaytay, a 5-hectare adventure park owned by SM Prime Holdings, Inc.

First ride we had is the train that tours around the entire place. This helps in familiarizing with the place and let you decide what ride to try.
Tagaytay Sky Ranch, Sky Ranch, Tagaytay

I am afraid of heights but tried to conquer it again by riding the Sky Eye.

Tagaytay Sky Ranch, Sky Ranch, Tagaytay, Sky Eye
Sky Eye
The Sky Eye is one of the biggest Ferris Wheel in the country. It lifts you 63 meters above the ground giving you a great view of Tagaytay, Taal Volcano and Lake, and the provinces nearby. The Sky Eye has 32 gondolas that took a full round for 10 minutes.

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After the Sky Eye, we took relax at the Grand Carousel
Tagaytay Sky Ranch, Sky Ranch, Tagaytay, Grand Carousel

This 2-storey Grand Carousel consist of 24 horses and 4 sleighs strategically located to get a 360-degree view of the entire Sky Ranch.

After the Grand Carousel, my interest was caught by another extreme ride, the Drop Tower.
Tagaytay Sky Ranch, Sky Ranch, Tagaytay, Drop Tower

The Drop Tower is an extreme ride that lifts the passenger to the top of a vertical structure and bounces up and down. The 12 seats make a 360 rotation to give a perfect views of Taal Lake.

The ride was extreme. I was shouting to stop the ride as it falls freely and suddenly stop at the middle. Buti na lang ung rotation mode ay hindi pinagana during that time.
Tagaytay Sky Ranch, Sky Ranch, Tagaytay, Drop Tower

After these rides, the rain falls. So we decided to take a rest and wait for the rain to stop. Unfortunately, the rain continues which made us decide to take our dinner and go back to the bus.

There are other rides at Sky Ranch but due to bad weather and for safety, it was not open to tourist.

By the way, before I forgot, here is a human robot mannequin that moves when you put money on the box in front of him.

These ends the 2017 Matthew's Educational Trip. I am looking forward for the next year's trip.

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December 22, 2017

Matthew's Educational Trip 2017 (Part 2): Tagaytay Highlands

After having a short stop at Nuvali in Sta. Rosa, Laguna, the next destination is at Tagaytay Highlands.
Tagaytay Highlands,Highlands China Palace, Animal Farm

Along the way, the weather suddenly shifted and began to rain.
Tagaytay Highlands,Highlands China Palace, Animal Farm

We had a short snack at Summer Garden located in Highlands China Palace. Also, I framed some view in the area. Check other photos below.

Tagaytay Highlands,Highlands China Palace, Animal Farm

After the meal, we had another short stop at the Animal Farm located also in the area. Animal Farm is a "petting zoo and home to miniature animals from different parts of the world."

The track in the area is easy to follow that you can roam around even no tour guide assists.

There is a llama as soon as you enter the park.
Tagaytay Highlands,Highlands China Palace, Animal Farm

Matthew is afraid of touching animals. But look at him with the bunnies, are they having a secret conversation?
Tagaytay Highlands,Highlands China Palace, Animal Farm

There are also aquatic animals in the area.
Tagaytay Highlands, Highlands China Palace, Animal Farm

Meet Chino the Orangutan. He seems to behave but beware, he is just preparing to spit you. Silly one, right?
Tagaytay Highlands,Highlands China Palace, Animal Farm

There are also other animals in the park. Tiger, native pigs, snakes, guinea pigs, peacock, ducks, and civet cat are just a few of them.

Here are other views I framed during our stay at Highlands China Palace.

Can you spot the bird?
Tagaytay Highlands, Highlands China Palace, Animal Farm

I think this one is the lodge and spa. View taken from the Highlands China Palace.
Tagaytay Highlands, Highlands China Palace, Animal Farm

Tagaytay Highlands, Highlands China Palace, Animal Farm

Next post is our experience at Tagaytay Sky Ranch.

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December 12, 2017

Matthew's Educational Trip 2017 (Part 1): Nuvali, Sta. Rosa, Laguna

Matthew had their school field trip last month. This time, the trip headed south. Mommy and I joined him.

We departed the school vicinity at around 6 in the morning. With the traffic in the Metro, we arrived our first stop in Sta. Rosa, Laguna at around 10 in the morning.

Good weather welcomes us at our first stop – Nuvali. 

"NUVALI is the country’s first and largest eco-city development, built on the principles of sustainable design. A project of Ayala Land, NUVALI is a 2,290-hectare mixed-use development that straddles the cities of Sta. Rosa, Cabuyao, and Calamba in Laguna." (https://nuvali.ph/about-us/)

I know that there are lots of nice spots in the place like the Magical Filed of Lights, Bike Trails, and residential places, we did not explore the entire. Instead, we just had a short visit to the lake and fed the Koi fishes.

This particular place is good relaxing venue while watching the fishes swarm for the food as you drop into the water. The food bought from them at 15 pesos per pack are the only allowed to be fed.

A short trivia: The lake collects rainwater which can be used for landscaping, irrigation and even firefighting.

 Here are the fishes!

That was our short trip to Nulavi.

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November 30, 2017

Unboxing Electrolux MobiOne Bagless Vaccum Cleaner

Electrolux Vacuum Cleaner, MobiOne, Vacuum Cleaner

Finally, I was able to share this one. It has been months since I have an update on my blog. Medyo busy due to heavy workloads. 

My old vacuum cleaner is still working but it seems not work that good especially on the car. Dust and pebbles are not removed totally. This made me decide to get a new one. I picked the Electrolux MobiOne Bagless Vacuum Cleaner.

Electrolux Vacuum Cleaner, MobiOne, Vacuum Cleaner

The sleek design looks elegant and lightweight. It has wheels making the user more comfortable while in use.

Compact Size
Electrolux MobiOne is small enough that can fit into small space.

Electrolux Vacuum Cleaner, MobiOne, Vacuum Cleaner

You don’t have to worry taking care of the cables before storing the unit after use. With just one push of the button, the cord will automatically wind inside the unit. Check the short video below.

The package contains two chrome metal tubes that can be used as an extension of the handle or can be used to clean hard to reach areas.

It has also an upholstery adapter that is ideal for cleaning couch and corners.

Electrolux Vacuum Cleaner, MobiOne, Vacuum Cleaner
With bush nozzle and combi-crevice nozzle, dusting off small areas like keyboards and other appliance is easy. 

In spite of MobiOne’s compact size, it is still powerful with a 1400W motor. It has great suction ability that it can easily collect all the pebbles inside the car. Also, the dust that seeped into the carpet can be easily removed. 


Electrolux Vacuum Cleaner, MobiOne, Vacuum Cleaner

Just remove the tub and put the trash in the garbage. To clean further, just remove the filter and wash with soap and water or just fill any rectangular sink or basin and soak the tub to wash out dirt. Just be sure to dry it up before using to prevent electric shock.

Replaceable filter
Since it is bagless, it has a replaceable filter that is available in stores.

Electrolux Vacuum Cleaner, MobiOne, Vacuum Cleaner

Low noise
With 81 decibels produced noise,  the Electrolux MobiOne is quiet and not irritating to ears.

Here are the other features of Electrolux MobiOne Bagless Vacuum Cleaner.

Filtration: Bagless
Main Colour: Ebony Black
Filter: Micro Exhaust Filter
Cord Length: 50 cm
Weight: 3.2 kg (cleaner only)
Dust container Capacity: 1.2 L
Price: PhP 4,098.00 (at Abenson Appliance Store

Aside from carpets and couch, I tried using Electrolux MobiOne Vacuum Cleaner for dusting off window screens.

With Electrolux MobiOne Vacuum Cleaner, cleaning household will be easy as 1-2-3.

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November 29, 2017

10 Habits that Kill Good Luck of Students

Current research suggests that a significant part of student youth tends to be harmful habits and addictions. Addictive behaviour is a serious threat to the health of students, adversely affects their mental and physical condition, becomes an obstacle to successful learning, creative activity and high ability to work. They often apply to writing essay service for the help, where you can order a custom essay . It is established that the influence of constantly acting risk factors leads to a violation of the mechanisms of self-regulation of physiological functions.

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The list of 10 habits that kill good luck

1. The manner to draw conclusions in advance

One of the major mistakes of many people is the habit of hurrying out what and how. And then, following the ill-considered conclusions, a person begins to act in error, not even waiting for the truth. They often badly do any writing paper because of this. But the fate is capable of adjusting such unexpected turns that could not even come to the fore.

Also, the habit of thinking that we know everything about the behaviour of a person and is able to predict it is also false. Very often, due to such judgments, there are conflicting situations and various misunderstandings.

2. The manner of translating everything that is happening dramatically

Small failures occur very rarely, and it is not necessary to pay attention to them and collect insults. This behaviour is a constant disturbing state, which won’t help to bring luck and happiness.

3. The manner for all to look for patterns and stereotypes

When we start to define a thing by a template or fit into a stereotype, we often drown in mistakes. Everything can be completely different, so do not hurry to drive everything under certain limits.

4. The manner is divided into two camps

Life is so diverse that it is capable of throwing the most unlikely variants of action. It cannot be absolutely everything either very good or very bad. You need to rejoice for what you have, without the habit of idealizing.

5. The manner of summing up

It is impossible to adjust all our successes and failures under one comb and summarize them. Each event must be priceless.

6. The manner of perceiving everything is too close

The extraneous problems must remain such: another neighbour's illness, bad news on TV, failures of a former colleague, etc. You can sympathize, but this should stop.

7. The way to succumb to the emotions that suddenly flooded

A similar way of perceiving the world is not true, it's just your emotions.

8. The manner of the soulless is to accept everything

To be successful from you did not turn away, it is necessary to accept optimistically. When you wait, believe and hope for good - it must happen. Negative personalities are not able to catch all the opportunities that they face.

9. The manner of doing everything strictly according to the statute

A person, without noticing himself, can impose restrictions and limits on himself. Of all this, he has only extra complexity and unnecessary nerves to anyone. What to do if there are no obstacles.

10. The manner of remembering past images

The past must remain in the past. All the failures and disappointments that catch you over should not be kept in your memory. Only with faith and success for the better, you will all succeed.

How to get rid of these habits. A few writing tips:

Find out the maximum effects of your habit. As a rule, we rarely know about all the consequences that may result from one or another habit. For example, doing the assignment, not by rules can badly affect the results.

You better apply for writing help. To roughly speaking, do not feel all the pain of some of your habits, which you will feel if you do something bad.

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