Sagpulon Falls

Sagpulon Falls: Explore Misamis Oriental on a Budget

Sagpulon Falls is love when you get to explore it here in Misamis Oriental!!! But before that, let me tell you that I’m now on the 20th day of my very own self-imposed 30-day blog post challenge which also propelled me to restart doing other things I love and one of them is blogging about my travels! It’s actually the primary reason why I started blogging in 2000 in Geocities so I could document all of the travels I was doing. Then eventually, most of my travel posts went to my Sexy Nomad blog. And now, hopefully, here in Momtraneur.

You see, I travel locally most of the time that I couldn’t catch up with writing them all down as blog posts. Travel writing just takes so much time which is something I don’t really have given everything I’m doing! Perhaps, now that I’m getting into the habit of blogging every day about all kinds of stuff I’m interested in, I will eventually be able to post all of my travels in one way or another, including old ones. This is after all, first and foremost, my online diary. Teehee.

Okay, now, off to Sagpulon Falls…

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How to Grow Eggplant

How to Grow Eggplants the Easy Way

How to Grow Eggplants the Easy Way? Okay, before that, I’m now on the 19th day of my very own self-imposed 30-day blog post challenge which also propelled me to restart doing other things I love and one of them is planting my own vegetables. This hobby actually started during my elementary years in St. Scholastica’s Academy of Marikina when our Science teacher assigned us to plant monggo seeds at home. I did as instructed and I was really amazed to see them grow!

Now, one of my favorite vegetables aside from tomato and okra is eggplant. Growing eggplants use pretty much the same procedure as growing tomatoes. I actually planted my eggplant seeds the same time I planted my okra seeds and tomato seeds. As my tomato and okra seeds were starting to grow only after a week, there was still no visible sign of eggplant sprouts so I just let it grow in its own pace.

Here’s how you do it:

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How to plant okra seeds

How to Grow Okra the Easy Way

How to Grow Okra the Easy Way? Okay, before that, I’m now on the 18th day of my very own self-imposed 30-day blog post challenge which also propelled me to restart doing other things I love and one of them is planting my own vegetables. This hobby actually started during my elementary years in St. Scholastica’s Academy of Marikina when our Science teacher assigned us to plant monggo seeds at home. I did as instructed and I was really amazed to see them grow!

I used to be a lazy indoor vegetable farmer before we set up our own farm. Now, I plant almost all the time whether I’m in our tiny pad near the city or up the mountains at the farm (I’ll be sharing more of these in the coming days and weeks so stay tuned.) On this blog post, I’ll share with you the most important things you need to learn when planting okra from seeds. No need to a buy book or read a ton of materials from the internet. However, you still have the option to watch videos and articles on the internet if you really want to. But if you only have a little bit of time to squeeze in in your very busy day, well, not to fret coz I’ve compiled a short list of what you need to do to make sure you can grow okra seeds from scratch.

For the preliminaries, please head to this short blog post: How to Start Your Own Vegetable Garden at Home the Affordable Way

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how to grow tomatoes

How to Grow Tomatoes the Easy Way

How to Grow Tomatoes the Easy Way? Okay, before that, I’m now on the 17th day of my very own self-imposed 30-day blog post challenge which also propelled me to restart doing other things I love and one of them is planting my own vegetables. This hobby actually started during my elementary years in St. Scholastica’s Academy of Marikina when our Science teacher assigned us to plant monggo seeds at home. I did as instructed and I was really amazed to see them grow!

The other day, I shared with you how to make an affordable mini vegetable garden right in the comforts of your own home. This originally stemmed from my desire to become more self-sufficient by being able to harvest and eat food that I grew myself. And consequently, because we now have a farm where I can have all the space I need for all the vegetables I want to grow and hopefully sell to the local market. But before that happens, I have to learn how to grow tomatoes first, even if it’s just in my own home.

So anyway, on this post, I’ll tell you the most important things I learned on how to grow tomato seeds.

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How to get the relationship you want?

How to Get the Relationship You Want (He’s Not That Complicated by Sabrina Alexis and Eric Charles)

How do you get the relationship you want? Okay, before we discuss that, I’m now on the 16th day of my very own self-imposed 30-day blog post challenge which also propelled me to restart doing other things I love and some of them include reading about how to have a better relationship and blogging about what I’ve read.

Whenever my girlfriends and I get to talk about relationships, I can’t help but tell them how different my relationship is now compared to my previous ones (which aren’t that many by the way). It’s not just because I’m older, hence, I’m more mature. Though maturity comes with age, it doesn’t magically nor automatically happen that way. You have to be conscious of all the life lessons you encounter along the way and actively apply them to your life; You have to will yourself to change and mature. And I suspect that because I’ve always actively sought wisdom when it comes to being a better version of myself, my relationship with my partner has become better as well.

I also know that a huge part of it, I owe to this book I bought from a blog I subscribed to that time I was in the middle of my separation.

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Nadela Dental Care

Tooth Extraction: What to Expect Before and After (Part 2)

I’m now on the 15th day of my very own self-imposed 30-day blog post challenge which also propelled me to restart doing other things I love and one of them is blogging about anything and everything about my life. This is why I started telling you about my dental visit in my previous post and this is the continuation of it.

So now that I’m done with my antibiotics, and I also have the clearance to go ahead with the tooth extraction, what’s next?

I confirmed my appointment with Dr. Aileen Nadela Dagcuta of Nadela Dental Care here in Cagayan de Oro. It was supposed to be last Sunday, right after we came back from the farm. But it was her day-off so I got rescheduled for Monday in their main office in Capistrano-Macahambus St. I got there before 10:00 AM all anxious and nervous, hoping and praying that the extraction won’t be painful and that everything would be fine…

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Tooth Extraction

Tooth Extraction: What to Expect Before and After (Part 1)

I’m now on the 14th day of my very own self-imposed 30-day blog post challenge which also propelled me to restart doing other things I love as I’ve mentioned in my previous posts. And one thing I love to do is sleeping and that’s what I’ve been doing lately to recover from a recent tooth extraction I had. If you’re thinking of having your tooth extracted sometime soon and you’re more or less my age (I’m 40), then this post might enlighten you.

I had this problem with my tooth since 2014 and it’s just this week that I finally had it extracted. This is also why I’ve been quiet online.. the meds I’ve been taking made me so lethargic and sleepy!

Let me give you a little background first as to why the problem with my tooth lasted this long (4 years!)
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Success

The Para-Gram of Success

I’m now on the 13th day of my very own self-imposed 30-day blog post challenge which also propelled me to restart doing other things I love and one of them is meditation.

I have these Para-Gram cards given to me by one of my best girlfriends, Jem, which I read from time to time during meditation. And today, I once again read about Success which I’d like to share with you here.

The Para-Gram of Success says:

First, carefully choose your work. If you have not yet found something that satisfies you, continue to search for it. You must like your vocation if you expect to succeed. Each day, try to accomplish something, large or small, that you had always thought you could not accomplish. When you make up your mind to do something, do not give up. Success attained through determination and right action brings you more than material wealth; it gives the joy of accomplishment.

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blogging as a habit

How To Take The 30-Day Challenge (Turn A New Habit Into A Way of Life)

I’m now on the 12th day of my very own self-imposed 30-day blog post challenge because I wanted to make daily blogging a habit, a way of life. I didn’t want blogging to take a back seat anymore because writing has always been my way of like since I was a little child. And in the past 11 days that I’ve consistently written and shared my thoughts and experiences, I noticed a huge leap in my levels of happiness and contentment. And isn’t that what’s more important? We only live once so we might as well do things that make us happy (within the boundaries of social norms of course!) and hopefully help and inspire other people to be happy and do what makes them fulfilled as well.

Today, I want to dig a little bit deeper into habit-making. I’ve already taught you How to Do What You Love Each Day, and this is in consonance with that. Do you notice that there are people who always make their dreams come true while there are others who always seem to run out of luck? It’s all about their habits. Success and failures are not actions. They are the results of the habits we do every single day.  Continue reading

mini vegetable garden at home

How to Start Your Own Vegetable Garden At Home the Affordable Way

I’m now on the 11th day of my very own self-imposed 30-day blog post challenge which also propelled me to restart doing other things I love and one of them is planting my own vegetables. This hobby actually started during my elementary years in St. Scholastica’s Academy of Marikina when our Science teacher assigned us to plant monggo seeds at home. I did as instructed and I was really amazed to see them grow!

We didn’t have a wide space at my parents’ house to plant some more, plus I already became busy with my academic life and other hobbies (like craft-making, painting, and sewing) plus I was trying hard to maintain my honor student status so suffice it to say that planting took a backseat. The desire got repressed and it would just surface every time we’d vacation at my grandfather’s farm in Bukidnon. But even then, I was already busy exploring other things that planting just became a desire that never got fulfilled until in my 30’s when I started a mini vegetable garden at my balcony in my own house.

So I thought that before I continue to tell you what’s been happening in our farm, I should go back to my roots first. After all, not everyone has a huge land to farm and most people I know would like to start vegetable gardening in their own backyard like how I started years ago. With that said, I’m going to post here my old indoor vegetable farming posts. The content is evergreen so it doesn’t matter when you read it. The tips you will learn will always be useful in case you want to start your own vegetable garden too.

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