Category Archives: Hobby

Fun Activities You Can Do During Lockdown

Do you run out of fun activities to do while cooped up in your home for a while now? 

As many of us have been homebound since the beginning of the pandemic more than a year ago, we have done a lot of activities to keep us mentally and physically fit. 

People have discovered they have skills for baking, playing musical instruments, gardening, painting, or learning a new recreational activity like playing billiard. 

Online games

Not only do young people enjoy playing online games, but older people, as well. Playing online games keeps you entertained for many hours. There’s a lot of games available online for free. 

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Binge-watching 

Have you started a good series from your favorite streaming entertainment service? If not, you are missing a lot of good stuff like docuseries and Korean movies. 

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Gardening

Planting is one of the activities that you can truly enjoy. Start with easy-to-manage plants. Gardening has lots of benefits to mental and emotional health. It makes you move around, too. 

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Billiards 

It’s one of the recreational activities that you don’t want to miss. Even if it’s a social sport, you can still play and enjoy the game alone. 

Playing billiards is beneficial to people of all ages as it builds arms, back, and leg strength. It also improves body flexibility and balance. 

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The cue sport requires necessary equipment such as 8 Ft Pool Tables, cue sticks, and balls. Traditionally, manufacturers use mahogany to build billiard tables. Now, they create them using woods and synthetic materials like the ones featured at Ozone Billiards.

These activities are just a few of the many ways to entertain yourself when you stay longer at home. 

Aquarium Update

Here’s an update post regarding my son’s aquarium hobby.

So, finally, my son did an awesome job of reviving his fondness for aquariums. There are actually three beautiful aquariums at home, and he plans to add more. Oh no.

The previous post would show how his design or aquascaping skill improves through the years.

I can’t name the plants, pebbles, and sand he uses for each aquarium. I don’t even have an idea about the species of fish that are in them right now. I’m simply marveling at the unique beauty of this creation.

Reviving His Interest in Aquariums and Aquascapes

Despite DS being busy with school work, he finds time to revive his interest in aquariums. This is how his new aquarium looks. It’s bare for now but will add more plants and whatnot in the coming days.

It contains only pieces of woods and pebbles for now.

DS has accumulated at least eight aquariums and left with four over the years.

Just to show you how his interest in maintaining aquariums looked in the past, here are my previous posts about it. 

This was K’s first set of aquarium which I posted in June 2013.

7-month old goldfish
Betta fish

The bigger aquarium, the better.

This is a 29-gallon aquarium which DS considered a dream come true because he truly wanted a big aquarium. It was complete with plastic plants, hardscape, and other accessories.

Aquascaping ideas

DS first time to do *aquascaping. He set this up by removing the plastic plants with live plants and adding some stones and pebbles.
Another aquascaping design by DS. Pterygoplichthys or Janitor fish is a genus of South American armored catfishes.
We were happy to have these baby fishes. Unfortunately, they didn’t live long as they were eaten by other fishes in the aquarium.

DS temporarily stop aquascaping when he got busy with high school and settle with a simple aquarium setup until now.

Will share more pictures as his aquarium project progresses. 

* According to Wikipedia, aquascaping is the craft of arranging aquatic plants, as well as rocks, stones, cavework, or driftwood, in an aesthetically pleasing manner within an aquarium—in effect, gardening underwater.