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Friday, April 19, 2019

The Outlaw King- A Movie Review

Every Holy Week season, it's been a tradition to stay home and to keep from boredom to come, movie marathon is the best pastime. (Well, of course, I did movie marathon just after I've had my personal reflection of God's faithfulness in my live and His greatest love for me, undeniably).

So, movie marathon, yes it is. The last time I've watched GOT (Game of Throne), was during my maternity leave and right after that, I was already unmindful about it. But seriously, I really find the movie so interesting. Since Tuesday night, I have. Throwback episodes of GOT, but eventually, I find it too dragging so I've decided to watch again one of my favorite Netflix movies, the Outlaw King.

This was the second time that I've watched the movie. Honestly, a movie with such a scene as medieval times, with kingdoms fighting against each other-these are my kind of movies, thus GOT and those movie alike could really caught my attention.

The Outlaw King movie is simply one of a kind. I couldn't imagine how the lead character, Chris Pine, the Scottish King, could win the war against England, just imagine a ratio of 3000 against 500 or less soldiers. The movie isn't predictable at all. By the second time I watched it, I was still very interested how King Robert could surpass his battle in aim to regain his country from the tyrant King and Prince of Wales. And yes, the Queen, I so love her. She's not the typical type of Queen who is so reliant to her King. I love her character, and maybe, I'll be looking forward of seeing her other movies again.

So that's it. They said, this movie is a good alternative for those who are patiently waiting for the Season 8 of GOT (which was finally released as of this writing). Try to watch the movie and see fit yourself!

It's a Good Friday, indeed.


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Friday, April 12, 2019

How to Make Your Apartment Cozier

Whether you've been out on your own for several years, or you're moving into your first apartment, your home away from home starts as a blank slate until you add a little personality. If you have a small space that feels more like a college dorm than a comfortable flat, here are some tips to make your apartment cozier.

Window Treatments

Stark windows make a room feel colder, and light from streetlamps can make sleeping harder at night. Installing colorful black-out curtains or the roller shades New York has made popular can not only add some personality to an otherwise boring room, but can also keep outside light from messing with your circadian rhythm. Whatever you can do to let natural light in during the day and keep out the neon lights at night will help your pad to feel more comfortable.

Accent Pillows

An inexpensive way to make your apartment feel more inviting is to add accent pillows to reflect your personality. If your apartment's color scheme is neutral-toned, bold accent colors can break up the monotony and make you and your guests feel more at home. For example, if you are an avid llama-lover, perhaps a Peruvian-style blanket and llama-themed pillow on the sofa can add that little hint of individuality you need in your humble abode.

Unique Seating Areas

Whether you prefer solitude or are always hosting dinner parties with others, unique seating can be another aspect of your new, cozy apartment. From oversized bean bags to floor pillows to hammock chairs, there are tons of options that are not only comfortable, but add a little pizzazz to your place. For apartment-dwellers with limited space available, foldable furniture can provide an easy alternative to traditional seating.
When it comes to your apartment, a personal touch in your decor can make a big difference in transforming a small space into your happy place. What matters most is that your space reflects your lifestyle and allows you to feel at home.




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RPMS Fever

It's April now and yet we're still too busy with paper works at school! Well, it's RPMS fever and all of us are going gaga over accomplishment reports, evidences etc.! 

A teacher is a noble job indeed! LOL!


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Summer Fun in Your Own Backyard

During the warm summer months, many families take advantage of the time off from school to take a vacation to someplace far away. While there are many good reasons to get away from home and see more of the world during the summer, there are also plenty of opportunities for summer fun in your own backyard. With a relatively small investment and some pre-planning, you can arrange fun activities for your family in your own backyard and forge lifelong memories.

1. Install a Pool


Why make a trek to the community center when you can have a private pool in your own backyard? Above-ground pools Pittsburgh area have several advantages over the in-ground variety in terms of lower upfront costs and easy installation. For safety's sake, some models also include locking gate options and built-in fencing.


2. Put on a Show

Homegrown theatricals are a great way to encourage imaginative play. To give the proceedings the feeling of a grown-up stage performance, you can construct a simple stage in the backyard complete with moveable curtains.

3. Enjoy a Fire Pit

You can install a fire pit directly into the ground or purchase a freestanding model. Either way, you can enjoy a campfire night, complete with songs, stories, and home-toasted marshmallows, any time you want. Just check the local ordinances first to ensure a home fire pit is legal.

4. Sleep Out Under the Stars

Every child should experience an adventure like this at least once in his or her life, and the best part is that it costs virtually nothing. All you need is a tarp and some sleeping bags or bedrolls; a tent is optional. Be sure to check the weather forecast beforehand.

5. Have a Scavenger Hunt

Scavenger hunts are fun for everyone. Your kids will have a blast searching for hidden treasures, and you'll enjoy yourself while thinking up clues and searching out hiding places.
Vacation trips are fine, but you shouldn't spend the whole summer away from home. The memories you make with your family in your own backyard this summer can endure forever.




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Vacation No More?

Multi-tasking is real. I was even confused on what to do first LOL! Well, this is one of the disadvantages of being "jack of all trades" in our school- You will be delegated with, well, superb assignments- something like nerve cracking, mind-boggling tasks! Oops I am not complaining! It's an honor actually that out of handful of teachers present in our school, I am among those "trusted buddy". 


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Thursday, April 11, 2019

Bring Sophistication to Your Yard

There are all types of homeowners in this world and from this diversity, you get many different types of yards. For the lazy, the yard may be a dead space. The yard is brown, the plants are dead and hardscaping is non-existent. Many homeowners are average. They create a decent outdoor space and call their yard, “good enough.” Some homeowners, though, want the extraordinary. They want things to stand out. For those wanting to create a stand-out yard, here are some suggestions.

Artistic Metalwork

For decades, art has mostly been focused on the inside. You have beautiful paintings, exquisite sculptures and amazing glass and ceramics. There is a growing movement, however, to bring art to the outdoors. Doesn’t your yard deserve to be a showcase for artwork as well? A great example of this is with corten steel gates. Beautiful metal-worked gates and screens can elevate your outdoor living space and show an artistic and elegant touch.

Thoughtful Landscaping

Interior decorators have been around for many years. They tour your home, look at the space and check out the lighting. Based on what they find, they design color schemes for walls, pick the furniture for rooms and choose decorations for walls and shelves. An exterior decorator does the same. They visit your yard and look at the trees and light. They check out the contours of your yard. Based on what they find, they come up with a design for landscaping and hardscaping to make your yard stand out.

Outdoor Décor

Part of an exterior designer’s job, as mentioned above, is hardscaping. Hardscaping is everything not related to landscape. Things like outdoor furniture, exterior decorations, paths and water features. They will design elements that complement your landscaping and ensure that everything looks like it was master-planned.
As you work on your yard, if you want to achieve a level of class and sophistication most homeowners never aspire to, try one of these suggestions.




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