April 10, 2009
This is what I’ve been busy with for the past two days. I don’t want to think of anything else but fun and rest. I am not being a sloth or something but in the next coming days I’d really be busy so I might as well have fun while I can, right?
Anyway, jigsaw puzzles really make my mind so cracked up. I can’t wait to finish it and it helps me build and have patience because finishing a 1000-piece puzzle isn’t easy. I’ve almost spent 1 ½ days and yet this is what I’ve got.
And this is what I expect to finish.
Aside from that I have also recently learned how to fly a kite. As stated in my previous post. I am just sharing a video capture of that happy day. My brother, Jejo took the video while he’s resting from the kite flying as well. Our kites reached 75 meters up high and we are planning to make a bigger and longer kite.
Here’s the video and hope you like this.
April 8, 2009
My brother and I always wanted to fly a kite but unfortunately, we don’t know how to make one and we simply don’t know how to. After researching on how to make one and how to fly one still we weren’t successful. Until, I was able to find a kite in a store and decided to purchase one for us each. And just this weekend, I was able to successfully fly a kite and I immediately passed on the new skill to my brother Jejo. These coming days we will try to master the skill and probably buy or make a bigger kite for us to enjoy. I am sharing with you some tips to be guided which was really useful for me. (Thanks to wikihow for the information)
- Find a buddy to help you get the kite into the air.
- You should hold the ball of string and have your buddy hold the kite or vice versa. The kite should be facing you and the wind.
- Unwind about 30 yards (23 meters) of string.
- Signal to your buddy to release the kite. You should pull on the string to launch your kite into the air.
- Pay attention to the wind direction, here is a diagram:
- Suppose that “I” is you and “U” is the other person holding the kite
- Wind is blowing this direction: I ————————————> U
- “I” stands one end (with the string) ——> “U” stands other end ( with the kite)
- Make sure the wind is going in a straight line from you to the other person.
- To allow the kite to go higher, release lengths of string.
- To lower the kite, simply pull in the string.
· It is best to fly a kite in an open field, such as a soccer field or a grassy field since it is wide open.
· The best place to do this is on the beach/standing near a lake. Since out on the ocean there is nothing to block or divert the wind so it would make a better kite flying area.
· To prevent a kite from crashing:
o If there is very little wind: run (careful, watch where you are going), remove kite tails and anything that cause additional drag on the kite and try to make your kite as light as possible.
o If there is plenty of wind the try the following: tug the line(string) with a pumping motion, let out more line… this works great if you are in a “dive bomb” and can help to recover from that, and if you already crashed consider putting a tail, frayed trailing edge or something to create drag on the kite. This will add stability especially in high wind.
December 28, 2008
I haven’t opened my television set for the last two days.
I woke up early even if it was a holiday.
I didn’t update my facebook profile as often as I used to.
My laptop’s jealous and it needs to be fixed but I didn’t mind.
I think I am officially addicted to the “glow-in-the-dark jigsaw puzzle” that I am doing.
Two weeks ago I decided to try a 300-pc jigsaw puzzle. My friend Iris introduced me to the idea. It started with her asking me if I know a place where to find glow in the dark puzzles. To which my mind was easily enticed. I have been fascinated with anything that glows in the dark. I have a cellular chain that glows in the dark. I have stars plastered on my wall that of course glows in the dark.
So I decided to join the bandwagon, I tried it for myself. I wanted to start immediately with the 1000-pc but the sales lady advised me that it is hard and the possibility of having a headache is highly probable so I opted to try the 300-pc.
And I am glad I took her advice, if the 300-pc took me 4 ½ hours to finish in two days but the 1000-pc puzzle took me almost 34 hours in 3 straight days. There was a time that I almost gave up. So I tried to push harder to finish at least a recognizable portion that will help me get motivated and the plan worked for and on me.
Anyway, here are the pictures of my two glow-in-the-dark jigsaw puzzle. If you want to learn more about this click here
my 300-pc puzzle
my 1000-pc puzzle