International Museum Day @ Yuchengco Museum

May 18 is International Museum Day. For the past couple of years, we haven’t been able to visit any museums on this day but this year, we took advantage of the free entrance in celebration to this day.

We went to Yuchengco Museum in Makati City. We have been to Yuchengco a few years back but the children were quite young and don’t remember much from that trip.

From our recent trip, I learned that it is important to take our children to museums from time to time, even if it is the same museum. Here are some reasons:

  1. The perception of the children changes through the years. The way they think and appreciate art and history differs depending on their age.
  2. Museums give our children a glimpse of the past and give them opportunities to reflect on the past and the present and how the future could look like.
  3. Museum trips present an opportunity for our children to know that there is more to life than themselves. In our self-absorbed world, it is crucial to let our children know that they are a part of a big world and all that is happening around us.

    Here are some photos of our favorite paintings from the gallery.

There are many more museums that we should visit as a family and I am looking forward to more field trips with the family!

Steps to Take after a Flood

Going through a flood can be absolutely devastating. However, if you know some of the steps that you should take after a flood occurs, you can minimize damage and keep your family as safe as possible.

It is important for individuals and families to follow instructions that are set out by government agencies when a flood occurs and as the water subsides. This may include an evacuation of the neighborhood and going to an area where there is not any danger.

The extent of the damage will likely determine the steps that need to be taken as soon as the water starts subsiding. The most important thing to focus on is the family’s safety. There are many dangers that can present themselves in areas that have been flooded. Of course, there is always the danger of drowning or being swept away by strong currents. Another danger is that of fallen power lines and other risks of electrocution. Once the danger has been assessed and it is safe for a person to enter their home, there are a couple of things they want to focus on.

First, it is important to take note of damage that has been done. Document everything with photos and notes. Contact your insurance company to find out about steps that need to be taken in order to follow their instructions so that you can get the proper help from them.

It is true that some things can be salvaged after a flood. However, while many of your possessions may be very valuable to you, you want to make sure that there is not danger of mold. At times, all that may be necessary to restore fabric items is a good shampoo and drying out the item. At other times, it is better for the items to be thrown away. Mold remediation in Houston is extremely important for the health of the entire family. Mold is something that should be taken very seriously. After a major flood, it can very rarely be taken care of by an individual using normal cleaning methods. Mold remediation is a serious and necessary task after a flood.

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