Green Books

Green Christmas Children's Book

Books as Christmas presents -- I loved them then. Right after tearing away the Christmas wrappers off what obviously is a book present, I'd hunker down the mattress and read. 

Even as a child I loved books. I remember, I was to turn 10  and was promised a bike on my birthday as it was what I wished for; but then some encyclopedia salespeople turned up in our house, and did I cry a bucket to close the sale! Those guys should have shared me some of their commissions. I didn't get my BMX bike until 2 years after, but until now, looking back, I consider that to be the best bargain I made in my life.

I also remember , in my teens, saving up my baon to be able to buy pocket books -- the Classics: among many, I recall Leo Tolstoy, Charles Dickens, Robert Louis Stevenson, Miguel de Cervantes, Emily Bronte,  Joseph Conrad, Daniel Defoe, Alexandre Dumas, Jules Verne, Walt Whitman and Hardy Boys [now, they should be classics, right?   =)  ]    It wasn't all high literature--I've often told, they were not for my age--I also collected boxfulls of DC and Marvel comics. I also loved to draw. Schoolbreaks are for drawing/painting, reading and biking around the roads and hills of Marikina. 

I reminisced as I am again in search of books for my daughter. I'll share you what I found which is ideal for the times (Christmas and Climate Change).


A creative holiday story that introduces kids to environmental awareness with ways that they can make a big difference.


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Bahay Kubo Part 3


Since, I started this blog site, I’ve bought and read books and mags that now, when piled lying on top of each other, reach above my knees. I looked for more info on what the Bahay Kubo Diet book says on meat eating. Somehow, you can tell something inside of me (the baser, animal instincts, I guess) refuse to be easily convinced. 

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A topic I should be posting about, but have long been avoiding is the topic of “green diet“.  It’s because I wasn’t ready to walk the talk. I’ve been a “carnivore“ since the time I first grew teeth. I have a dinosaur’s appetite for meat, and now like them, I think I’m bound for extinction. NOT if I can help it!

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Green Light for the Brownouts

Other than All Soul’s Day, Filipinos stock up on candles when it’s brownout season. Something we’ve last experienced in the 90s, but for the last 2 days seems to be making an unwelcome comeback. Under candlelight and over nothing else to do, we talked about what else, but candles. Are there “green” varieties of candles?

I got a reference, Renee Loux’s Easy Green Living (the ultimate guide to simple, eco-friendly choices for you and your home), and learned some interesting, enLIGHTening, new things.


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