[5] Go grocery shopping in Unimart

Things I plan to do in Manila

Our family home is a short drive away from Unimart and the Greenhills Shopping Center.  I practically grew up there.  Whenever we did our grocery shopping, I knew how to go about it systematically because I had memorized the layout of the huge shopping center already. 

The last time I was home, I purposely didn’t go into the grocery for fear that I might end up carting away more than I could carry.  This time, though, I have a grocery list I will need to bring to get supplies for my kitchen, specifically the sauces and food helpers that are just so expensive here in the US compared to how much they are in Manila.  (I’m talking about  Mama Sita’s Sinigang, Kare-kare, tocino, etc.)  There are also several items which I need specifically for Angel (like the Knorr Chicken and Beef sopas) which are not available in the Filipino store here.  Definitely a must before I leave for New York again!

Digital Scrapbooking.. I stand corrected

Don’t go laughing at me now but I was of the impression that digital scrapbooking was doing a scrapbook online.  Alas, in the past few days, I have been enlightened.

Digital scrapbooking is assembling a scrapbook with the use of digital art.  Transforming them into print outs for actual albums, or uploading them as actual layouts online.  It seems to be a big business for many scrappers who have converted actual scanned elements/embellishments into dowloadable items you can actually layout using graphic softwares.

I’ve been searching high and low for freebies and I can’t believe how much is available for download.  Even with my chosen layout of 12×12 scrapbooks, I am able to “stitch” together a 12×12 block using 2 sheets of legal sized paper.

I know I have promised to take photos of the existing layouts and I will get down to doing that this weekend.  Meanwhile, some very useful links other than what I had shared previously (EPSON and HP have their own company sponsored activity centers where there is a wealth of resources and layout ideas to browse and download or print) are shown below with a snapshot of their frontpage.  If you want to get into scrapbooking, these are some good areas to look into for layouts, ideas and resources.

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