Make your own kitty diaper - materials needed

Make Your Own Kitty Diaper in Under 5 Minutes Using Old Underwear

Ever since we adopted Rockette, I’ve always been on the lookout for the easiest ways to make your own kitty diaper. For those who don’t know yet, Rockette is paraplegic. We got her from a neighbor who said she was caught in a door as it was being closed shut. 🙁 For some time now,…

perks of working as a home-based freelancer

Working as a Home-based Freelancer in the Philippines

I have been working as a home-based freelancer in the Philippines for the past few months now. As some of you know, I left a full-time job at the academe due to a host of factors, and one of them primarily was the highly stressful life of being a professor. I struggled at the start,…

Lubi-lubi young leaves

September Vegetable of the Month is Lubi-lubi (Ficus pseudopalma)

LUBI-LUBI or PALM LEAF FIG Scientific name: Ficus pseudopalma Family: Moraceae (Fig family) Common names: Lubi-lubi, Niog-niogan, Palm Leaf Fig, Philippine Fig The Philippines is home to thousands of endemic species, and one of them is a fig locally known as Lubi-lubi. I’ve known about this plant since I took up a plant taxonomy course…

Edible mushrooms in the Philippines

August Vegetable of the Month is an Edible Mushroom

PARASOL MUSHROOM or KABUTE Scientific name: Macrolepiota albuminosa (formerly Agaricus albuminosus or Termitomyces albuminosus) Family: Agaricaceae (Button Mushroom Family) Common names: Parasol mushroom, Kabute, Uong, Mamarang

It has been raining non-stop for about a week, and mushrooms have been sprouting like crazy everywhere. So I thought that we’ll digress from featuring green vegetables…

Seven day Filipino Vegetarian meals - bulanglang

Seven Day Filipino Vegetarian Meals (What I Ate at Home for a Week)

If you’ve ever wondered what a vegetarian in the Philippines normally eats at home, wonder no more! I chronicled all the meals I had for breakfast, lunch, and dinner for a week. Obviously, my diet is not limited to what is shown here. Maybe I’ll create another version of this seven day Filipino vegetarian meals journal again in…

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Female cats aggressive towards cat who just gave birth

We have five indoor cats (4 females and 1 male), all rescued as kittens, and one of them gave birth to five kittens yesterday. Now we are witnessing behavior we’ve never observed in all our previous cats, ever: Female cats aggressive towards cat who just gave birth. Welcome the five newest members…

Bok choy in containers

Vegetable Gardening at Home: How To Grow Bok Choy In Containers

JULY VEGETABLE OF THE MONTH IS BOK CHOY or PECHAY Scientific Name: Brassica rapa subsp. chinensis Family: Brassicaceae (Cabbage family) How to grow Bok Choy in containers is fairly easy. But before that, a little background. The word Bok Choy comes from a Chinese term that literally translates to “blue-green vegetable.” And if you stare at the…

Kitten with pretty eyes

Salt solution does wonders for kitten’s sore eyes

Conjunctivitis or sore eyes can be quite common in kittens since their immune systems are still not well-developed. Fortunately, we have a cure that costs almost nothing but is highly effective: salt solution! Unfortunately, our kittens developed sore eyes, and one of them had it so bad, she could barely open her right eye. She’s…

Biking event

Eco-Friendly Biking Event Defeats the Purpose

Biking is a wonderful hobby that is hailed by many as a great way to reduce your carbon footprint and keep your body fit at the same time. I love biking, even though here in the Philippines, I never bike along national roads because of the unfortunate hazards and struggles that accompany the activity. However, many biking…