Thursday, October 23, 2014

Keep Calm and Sing Your Heart Out

Imagine a world without music. For sure it will be dull, boring and lifeless place to live in. Music is universal, music transcends message, soothes our soul and calms our spirit.

Listening to music is one of the things that I make sure to do everyday. Be it on my phone, radio or over the internet, I have to make sure that I listen to music all the time. I listen to music when I am down, happy or just want to groove or during my exercise time every morning.

There are those who loves to sing no matter if they are just an ordinary people, novice or professional singer. It doesn;t matter as long as you want to pour some emotions. Singing can relieve our stress, believe me.

Listen to  music if you want to reminisce, groove or just want to have a company. If you want to play some musical instruments then that would be great. Learn more about us at MusiciansFriend.com if you want to purchase some musical accessories and more.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Stage Fright

Students need to participate in school's extra curricular activities as much as they can. This can give them extra points in their grades and as well as it can expose them to various events to gain confidence and exposure. I remember my nephew D who is in his senior year joined an academic group about marketing of sorts. Standing in front of his classmates as well as his teachers make him nervous. Apart from that, talking in stage with stage microphones can be pretty scary but those didn't hinder my nephew to deliver his defense and oral speech.

I'm sure he is so nervous but he knows what he is doing and studied his piece thoroughly that's why his stage freight disappeared as what he told us. He did a pretty good job and got a thumbs up from his teachers. Now, he has to wait for his grade that I know will be a good one.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Cropping The Video With The Help Of Software

The video making process is interesting and all sorts of filters are done to make the videos appropriate. For all sorts of video making process you have to follow the steps and that is about it. It is quite easy to crop the video in seconds. There will be multiple times when you would be requiring cropping the video so you have got all the chance to do it whenever possible.
There is no need to worry when you have to do away with the unnecessary information from the video. The important elements should be highlighted in all aspects thus it becomes utmost important to show what is required in the video. From the panel the bars are removed and then it becomes beautiful. There are ample changes that can be done to the video without any hindrance. To get the finished product look all you have to do is to remove the obstacles. The editor from Movavi is best suited for cropping the video. The video has to be added to the video creation software to enhance the look. The part that you want to crop should be highlighted and then the necessary changes should be made with saving the product in the format of your choice.

The format that supports your device should be chosen. There are certain steps that have to be followed:
•    First step is to install the program on your personal computer which has to be done by downloading the editor of video and then installing the file. The instructions have to be followed for installation of the correct software.

•    Second step is to add the video that is cropped and then the choice between the two modes. Story board and Timeline are the two modes to choose from. Videos in multiple numbers can be worked with if you use the option of Timeline Mode. Tracks of audio can also be added in that. As far as Story board is concerned all you have to do is to work with a single track at a time with images. You can also switch between the two modes by clicking on the button provided in the centre. The files of media have to be added.

•    Third step is to crop the video which can be seen before from the area of preview. The frame has to be predefined.

With such easy steps the task is complete.


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Travelling With Your Family Dog – Tips To Consider

Travelling with your family dog can be a wonderful experience or a true nightmare. Most people out there will believe that it is not a problem to travel with pets but that is definitely not the case. In fact, with some breeds it can be a huge problem. We should also highlight that there are dogs that simply do not feel great when they travel by car or dogs that are not used to a really long car trip. That is what every single dog owner has to understand.
In order to give you a helping hand, let us offer some really simple tips that can easily help you out. We are confident in saying that you will have a much better experience when travelling with dogs and the advice is suitable for basically any pet to some degree.

Making The Car Ride Enjoyable
This is obviously the most important part. The longer the ride, the more stressful it will be on the dog! You need to realize that even if the dog has no problem with short trips, he may end up faced with problems as you go for a longer trip. It is very important that you make the car ride really enjoyable and relaxing for the dog.

If you know that the pooch has some problems with car sickness, go to the vet for some medication. In fact, this is a really good advice even if your dog never had car sickness problems since on long trips it can happen.

One of the really easy ways to make the car ride enjoyable is to schedule many breaks. It is a tremendous way to make everything great. Also, the dog will need to go to the bathroom more often than during a normal day as he is travelling by car.

Arranging Accommodations
Too many dog owners out there simply assume that they can take their dog with them and that accommodations will not be a problem. This is a really bad approach since most hotels and motels do not allow pets. With this in mind, make sure that you take advantage of online resources like the list for dog friendly hotels by My Pawson to see what opportunities are available on your trip.

Do not simply use the internet and assume that the same policies are in place as what is written. Sometimes these sites are not actually updated for long periods of time. You have to call and when you make your reservation, ask about the dog policies that are in place. You will be surprised to notice that various motels and hotels have strict rules and in most cases you will need to pay an extra fee. Also, some of the establishments that were pet friendly in the past are not allowing pets at the moment.

Conclusions
The two main tips we offered above are the most important ones to consider. Besides that, what counts is listening to your dog. If you feel that he is nervous, stop. Make him feel at home when you reach your hotel room and all should be great. Also, arrange for plenty of exercise!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Saving for the Kitchen

If graphic designing is my passion and hobby (see my digital items at my ETSY STORE: JennyLDesignsShop), I have to say that cooking is another thing that I really wanted to be good at. I'm no by means a great cook but I can cook good meals for my family that they enjoy. I guess they don;t have other choice but to enjoy my cooked dishes for they will go hungry..lol

I just envy those chefs and cooks who can prepare great dishes all teh time. I have to say that most of the times, I found myself thinking what to cook for that day. In fact, yesterday I was stuck knowing what to cook that I only end up cooking rice and asked my SIL to just buy some cooked viands for our lunch. There are really times that I don;t know what to prepare or should I say I got lazy. But when my cooking diva in me kicks in, you'll find me at the kitchen cooking a lot of dishes with a smile on my face.

In the recent years, I managed to buy durable pans that I can consider a great investment in my kitchen. It's pricey but I know I can use them for so long without worrying that I need to buy another pan. I'm eyeing a cookwear organizer like this and I'm sure that my pots and pans will be neatly organized.
I should have bought one a long time ago but now there's a good reason for me to shop soon as a birthday gift or Christmas gift for my kitchen. It's always fun to envision some new changes in the house all the time.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Relaxing Music



How's your day lovelies?

Mine is very productive as I have made quite a lot of graphics, (digital papers and cliparts) that I sell at my ETSY store JENNYL DESIGNS SHOP. Come take a peek.

Right now, I'm trying to relax for while while listening to a relaxing music such as the one that I have posted above. It helps me destress and clear my mind. Sometimes working on photoshop for more than 8 hours or so can be tiring so I need to take a break all the time. Music and sleep are my companion. They are my best friends lately hehe..

Day is coming to an end and I'm wishing that tomorrow will be another creative day for me and all of us who are working. I still need to browse for some musical stuff at musiciansfriend.com and of course at my fave Pinterest.

Friday, May 16, 2014

HS 30th Grand Pearl Anniversary Reunion

An upcoming Highschool reunion before the month ends makes me busy these days as I am part of the organizing committee. It’s my pleasure to have been chosen to be one of the organizers particularly a Treasurer and the one who will update our group in Facebook.

Our grand reunion is a very special one as we will be celebrating our 30th Grand Pearl Anniversary Reunion. Our last major reunion was held 5 years ago during our 25th Silver and it was only held in a clubhouse of one of my batchmate’s village. This year, we decided to hold it in a 3-star hotel with a Hollywood Theme.

I know this will be a grand reunion where we can meet our batchmates once again after so many years. We surely hope that most of what we invited will come to celebrate this joyous event.

Few days ago, I was searching for a perfect semi-formal dress and fortunately I found a black mini-dress that looks decent and suit my body type. Now, I’m still searching for some nice accessories that will go with it.

Now, I am excited along with my co-organizers who are also dedicated and active in making our reunion a success. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that it will be a night of fun, laughter, chit-chats and maybe some tears as we remember our dear departed classmates too. Ahhh.. I can’t wait….

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Beating the Summer Heat

It's summer here in our part of world and the heat is unbearable most of the times. Summer started in March and it will end I guess first week of June.

Temperature ranges from 33-36C the whole day and it's humid and sticky as well that you need to take a bath 2-3 times a day to cool you off. Cold water and lots of watery fruits can also help us hydrate.  There are already some affected by heat stroke and if not addressed early it can lead to death.

Using umbrella, hat, shades and even sunblock can help when you are out most of the times. It's burning and exhausting all day long. El Nino phenomenon is already forecasted and strong and mighty typhoons will come soon.

I hope and pray that not much destruction will come ever to our country just like what Ondoy in Sept. 2009 and Yolanda in Nov. 8 2013 left us.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Songs of Praise in the Church

I am very proud of my friend who is a very dedicated Christian. She and her family are so faithful in their faith and church and they will never trade their faith for any worldly riches in the world. They have dedicated their lives in serving the Lord and will continue to do so. The songs of praises to the Lord are heard during their weekly church servings in their humble church. Complete with sound system along with drums, piano and guitars their church is filled with music and praises all the time. I'm sure they are always looking for the musical products that they can use in the church and studio 10 from musicians friend
will be a good option for them.

I also had the chance to attend one of their worship during the baptismal or dedication as what they call it of my godchild and their service is not ordinary one. There are a lot of singing, praises and testimonials. Like any other churches, their mass is sacred and solemn.

Up to now, they are still singing songs of praises for the Lord during their Sunday services while they have Bible studies every Wednesday. Children are also involved for they have Bible study for children and musical ministry that they are enjoying.

The Joys of a Family

Last Christmas was the best holiday we have ever had as a family for we are complete. Wish my dad is still alive so that he witnessed how big and grown up his grandchildren now. He only was able to see 2 grandchildren that time in 1989 and now they are 11 all-in-all. Some have works already while the youngest is 9 years old.

My siblings with their family came home from Sydney and Riyadh  for our grand reunion last December and we all had a grand time. We've been to many places for our vacay, dining out and even shopping. The memories are priceless!

They are all back in their second home but last week, my niece and my sister w/ hubby came home for another quick vacation. It was so short that wish we could spend more time with them again. I hope they will be back this Christmas once again or if not another 2 years again.

I am wishing that all families are enjoying their time together for the memories and bonding times, like what I have said are priceless.