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Exciting things to do during summer

Kids (adults too) look forward to summer time. There are hundreds of things you can do during summer season and we’re happy to enumerate a few activities here. Thanks to popsugar.com for the wonderful idea.

  • Go to a free music festival (without having to worry where to leave your used Electric Guitars).
  • Make potpourri from seasonal flowers.
  • Catch fireflies.
  • Do a walking tour of your city.
  • Pick strawberries.
  • Go stargazing on a warm Summer night.
  • Set up a lemonade stand in your neighborhood.
  • Blow bubbles.
  • Make guilt-free popsicles.
  • Wash your car.
  • Pick wildflowers.
  • Take a road trip to the nearest beach or lake.
  • Ride a bike.
  • Go canoeing.
  • Practice yoga in a park.
  • Visit relatives.
  • Create cool things with flower DIYs.
  • Throw a BBQ for friends and family.
  • Take a day hiking trip.
  • Attend a parade.

Beautiful Beaches I Would Like to Visit in Indonesia

There are different beaches that you will see in this world but some of these beaches are not enjoyed because the water can become too cold. There are also some beaches that cannot be considered beautiful especially when compared to beaches that will surely take your breath away.

Indonesia is well known for having a lot of beaches that are open to the public. This is the reason why tourists never fail to visit Indonesia. Out of all the beaches that are available, these are a few that I would like to visit soon:

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1. Sanur Bali Beach

This is known to be one of the earliest beach resorts in Bali. This is a former fishing village that can surely be charming especially to people who have never seen an actual fishing village before. This comes with different hotels, restaurants and hang outs that can appeal to different crowds.

2. Kuta Beach

When it comes to beach destinations, this is the most popular place that tourists would like to visit. Tourists started loving this beach back in the 70s and they end up visiting all over and over again. The white sand is always a sight to behold against the big waves. This is a surfer’s haven that comes with a nice and beautiful sunset.

3. Padang Padang Beach

If you would like to check a beach that is more calm with clear blue waters, this is the best beach to go. It has a lot of reefs that will make this beach a unique destination. If you have watched Eat, Pray, Love before, this is one of the places that you can see in the movie. This beach can have a calming effect on anyone.

4. Plengkung Beach

If you are searching for a beach that has a lot of natural scenery, this is the one that you should visit. You may want to visit this also if you are a surfer because it has a lot of big waves that you can ride for a long time.

5. Parangtritis Beach

You have to admit that there are different places that can offer various views of the sunset but nothing compares to what you will see when you go to Parangtritis Beach. Of course, while waiting for the sun to set, there are a lot of other activities that you can do.

I vow to visit all of these beaches soon, would you visit these beach destinations too?

‘Undas’ Safety Tips 2016

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Philippine National Police Director General Ronald “Bato” M. Dela Rosa has issued the following crime prevention tips in preparation for All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day next week.

Filipinos prepare to visit public and private cemeteries across the country to pay respects to their dearly departed this weekend.

Dela Rosa advised the public to follow the following tips when leaving their homes for Undas:

  • Lock all doors and windows and ensure all possible paths to the house are blocked; Install a burglar alarm to alert the neighbors if someone breaks in;
  • Do not leave notes outside the house indicating you will be away; keep some appliances like the radio on to give the impression someone is still inside the house;
  • Ask a trusted neighbor to keep watch over your house;
  • Ensure no candle, gas stove or leaking faucet or plugged appliance is left unattended;

While inside the cemeteries:

  • Bring sufficient food and water, and keep in mind that liquor and food sold by vendors inside cemeteries are prohibited. Bring protection against heat and rain.
  • Do not bring deadly or bladed weapons, loud speakers or guitar center’s axe fx ultra which could amplify loud music from stereos, and gambling paraphernalia.
  • Remind children not to roam around especially in crowded areas. Have them wear or bring a form of identification.
  • Keep the surroundings clean and bring your own trash bag to put garbage in.
  • Know where the first aid stations and PNP assistance booth are in case of emergency or need for police assistance.

When traveling:

  • Make sure the vehicle is roadworthy, and follow the “BLOWBAG” rule which is B for Battery; L for Light; O for Oil; W for Water; B for Brakes; A for Air; and G for Gas.
  • Bring all pertinent documents for the vehicle, including the Insurance Certificate.
  • Ensure control of the vehicle at all times. Avoid one-handed driving or using a mobile phone; avoid driving while drunk or sleepy.
  • When driving at night, always use headlights and signal lights. Don’t drive when you have poor eyesight.
  • Don’t wear jewelry or bring large amounts of money. Keep watch over your mobile phone.
  • Do not bring too many items.

Text and image credit: People’s Tonight, October 25, 2016 online and print issue