If you can make something rather than buying it, to us, that’s a good thing. So for those with dogs (or with energetic hosts, like Paolo), you can make your own dog toy with an old pair of jeans.
- Cut or rip fabric into three strips: 6 inches wide and 20 inches long.
- Tightly twist each individual strip and secure it on either end with a rubber band.
- Then tightly braid the pieces together
- Next tie knots on either end. Make sure the knots are very tight so it doesn’t come undone.
- Now remove the rubber bands and you’re done.
Just remember the bigger the dog, the sturdier the fabric you need.
Old bikes are becoming popular again. There’s something about the design that reminds us of the good old days; and something timeless about a mechanical device that translates your human power into speed. For us, there’s also something that makes us feel good about taking something old, cleaning it up and making it useful and beautiful again.
If you’re interested in getting an old bike or refurbishing an old one you have, check out Hocus NewOldBikes at The Collective. You can reach them at +632 399-7274 or +63916 515-0738 or firstname.lastname@example.org . Find out more here (http://www.facebook.com/hocusmanila) or http://newoldbikes.multiply.com/
Superfoods are multi-tasking foods that are nutrient rich health-giving, disease-fighting food. Some of them are: Acai berries (high in anti-oxidants), Blueberries (rich in anti-oxidants), Chia seeds (plant based source of Omega 3, fiber & protein), and Kefir (basically yogurt enzyme rich, filled with micro-organisms, essential minerals, valuable B vitamins).
Superfoods are a great way to boost the nutrition in your food. Just add them to salads, meat & fish, and fruit smoothies and you immediately boost the nutritional value of the food you eat.
Aloe vera contains burn healing effects, anti-inflammatory properties, scar reducing properties through two the presence of vitamin e and anti oxidants. These properties are present in the gel like substance inside the aloe vera leaf. The Aloe pulp is actually a close match to our Skin’s pH balance. Therefore, it is able to moisturize and heal the skin fast.
Here are the steps to harvesting the pulp:
1. Pick a large aloe vera leaf which is green and thick and growing at the bottom of the plant. The thicker the leaf, the more aloe vera gel you will get from it.
2. Cut it at an angle close to the plant’s base. Plants that are too immature to harvest will not have leaves growing close to the ground or soil.
3. Place it upright in a container in a slightly tilted position and leave it in that position for about 10-12 minutes, this will allow the unwanted sap to drain from the leaf.
4. Place the aloe leaf on a cutting board and carefully cut off the tip and the pointed rough edges on either side of the leaf using a sharp knife. Make certain to cut both sides of the leaf all the way from top to bottom.
5. Now separate the front and back of the leaf by slicing it lengthwise from the inside. Then remove the clear gel like substance inside.
To use, just rub the gel on the parts of your skin that need extra moisturizing or healing.
Wabi Sabi is a vegetarian noodle house found in The Collective in Makati. Started by graphic designer, Ibarra, the resto serves Asian street food that’s all vegetarian. They’ve got vegetarian Bhan My, Harumaki, Potstickers, Siomai, Siopao, Lemongrass Iced Tea, and Thai tea with milk. If you go you must try the house specialty noodles: Japanese Ramen or Vietnamese Pho.
Wabi Sabi is open from lunch to past dinner Mondays to Saturdays. The Collective is at 7274 Malugay St., San Antonio Village in Makati (+63 918) 450-1714
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