Family Living Room

9 Practical Home Improvement Tips That Will Save You Money (with Real-life Cost Breakdown Examples)

Around Au$6500… According to Houzz, that’s the amount that could potentially set us back to update a living room with the size of our living space. Around Au$5000… That’s the initial max budget I guesstimate to do our living room makeover. Updating any room in the house could be a daunting project due to the …

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Phalaenopsis Orchids

The Test of Time

Nature’s beauty always reminds me to gracefully stand the TEST OF TIME. PATIENCE coupled with HARD WORK and CONSISTENCY can bear fruits. I don’t have to know everything now, I learn as I go. These Phalaenopsis… were over 1-year-old birthday gifts given to me by my “Ate” (big sister) and close friend.  They were bloomed in their …

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Santa on a beach

Tale of Two Traditions: How to Celebrate Filipino Christmas on a hot summer day in Australia

How do you imagine your perfect Christmas? Do you dream of a white Christmas? Just like Bing Crosby and Michael Buble crooned in the song? I used to dream about it but then moving in the Great Southern Land, where the season runs opposite the northern hemisphere, I could not help but feel alienated when …

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Christmas tree

21 Cheap and Easy Ways to a Stress-free Christmas Holidays

100 days before Christmas may sound forever and a day. Fast forward 3 months, it feels like a blink of an eye. The kids will say… “Hooray! Christmas is coming!!!” With so much energy and excitement. Needless to say, they have one thousand and one reasons to be excited about the Christmas season. They are …

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16 Tricks on How to be Productive at Home and Transform Chaotic Busy Days to Calm Productive Days

Wake up 06:00 on a weekend morning, meditate and exercise for some mind and body warming. Prepare a special breakfast for the family, clean the kitchen and tidy up the pantry. Load the laundry into the washer and dryer, then take a rest and read a book as a breather. Schedule a play with the …

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