Google Doodle Highlights Leap Year with Gioachino Rossini

Happy Leap Year everyone!

I bet you’ve already seen this on Google’s search page:

Google Doodle Leap Year - Gioachino Rossini

This is to commemorate Gioachino Rossini on his 220th birthday which falls on a leap year.

According to, Gioachino Antonio Rossini (29 February 1792 – 13 November 1868) was an Italian composer who wrote 39 operas as well as sacred music, chamber music, songs, and some instrumental and piano pieces. So that explains why one of the frogs seems to be on a high note while the rest adds up to the musical theme.

Rossini is also known as “The Italian Mozart” for his song-like melodies. He has a huge list of his composition and operas.

Top 5 Personalised Gifts that will put a Smile on Their face

Looking out for good gifts is one of the most difficult things I think I have to do on and off. This is not because there is a dearth of good gifts; they are, in fact bountiful. On the contrary, the plentiful choices make this task a difficult one.  They are so many categories, types and ways of giving a gift. Amongst all, personalised gifts stand out in a unique way. They express the gratitude for the person in a much special manner. Also, they are a great way to make your gifts unique and different from all others.

Luxury Taittinger Champagne and Engraved Flutes

Gift Idea: Luxury Taittinger Champagne and Engraved Flutes

As we all know, gifts are not the demands of special occasions only. You can give a gift to anybody for any occasion and also when there is no occasion. It can be for thanksgiving, for complimenting, for sorry saying or just simply showing that you care for them. Key chains with the name of the recipient, mugs, alphabetical rings, tee shirts with names, photos or anything that you would like to express, pens or books or any memento or token make wonderful gifts . But have you ever thought of something different? Something that will make your gift stand apart from that of others? Here, I’ll help you pick the top personalised gifts for any occasion from

A Personalised Wine Stopper:  This is one of the gifts I love the most. This classy piece is just simple but expresses a lot of love and care. It is basically a wine stopper but with a stylish crystal acrylic top, black rubber rings, and a silver plated metal base. On this crystal top, one could get the names imprinted of the person you are looking out to gift it. Maybe because it is not a common gift, people do not think of it much. But if you want to make your gift unique, then this is the right pick for you.

Personalised Awards: Ever imagined giving or getting an award despite not being the best one around? Now you can. One can give personalised awards like Husband of the year award, Man of the year award, Brother of the year award and likewise to the recipient. This is a special way of saying how much they mean to you.

Customized “Home Brewery” Sign board: This is also a very good gift to be gifted to a family, especially for a house warming occasion.  Your gift would be a great use to the family to differentiate the bar area of their home from other areas. You could just get the family name printed in unique style on this board, which already contains a pub style art work on it.

Luggage Handle Wrap: The luggage handle wrap is also a good personalised gift for farewell. You could gift the person a nice carry bag with the luggage wrap which has his name imprinted on it. This will be a great gift that will make him happy and remember you all along his journey.

Personalised story tales: This is one of the unique and exceptionally cute gifts. All you have to do is write a story tale connected and mentioning the receiver’s name, and get it published. Gift it on any occasion, the receiver would surely love it.

Basic Facts About Hot Tub Covers

When you purchase a hot tub, it comes along with a hot tub cover. However, it is important that you have a reliable hot tub cover.

Hot tub covers are important because it keeps the dirt off the water in the tub. It also keeps children from dipping their hands into it which again, may be dirty. It also prevents your dogs and other pets from just diving into it. Seriously, you do not want to dip yourself in your hot tub not knowing that your dog has already dipped earlier. That would not feel good. At the same time, it also protects children from being scalded if there is a cover. Hot tub covers also keeps the water inside heated. It prevents cold wind from cooling your water. Perhaps one of the most important uses of a hot tub cover is that it protects your hot tub shell from direct sunlight since it can be damaging to it.

Affordable Hot Tub Covers

Feels good to relax!

Keep in mind that a reliable hot tub cover fits perfectly on your hot tub. It should also be durable especially against weathering. Though as time passes by, your hot tub may gradually become heavy and waterlogged and at the worse, moldy. Once this happens, it will no longer be effective and you may need to get a new hot tub cover. Though a floating foam blanket may work, it is better if you get a reliable hot tub cover instead.

In order for you to keep your hot tub from getting water logged, it is helpful if you unzip your hot tub at least every two or three months. This allows the foam to dry. Just take note that outdoor hot tub covers wear faster than indoor ones since it is exposed to elements.

Overall, hot tubs covers need to be replaced periodically so that you can continue to enjoy the benefits of having a hot tub cover.

Heinrich Rudolf Hertz in Google Search Page

Heinrich Hertz in Google Doodle
Have you seen the Google Doodle for today? Yeah, pretty wavy and colorful! This is to commemorate Heinrich Rudolf Hertz‘ 155th birthday.

Heinrich Rudolf Hertz (February 22, 1857 – January 1, 1894) was a German physicist who clarified and expanded the electromagnetic theory of light that had been put forth by Maxwell. He was the first to satisfactorily demonstrate the existence of electromagnetic waves by building an apparatus to produce and detect radio waves.

- Wikipedia

Hertz is one of the most famous scientists I know in my high school life. Lol. I remember those Science and elective classes that involved invention and other studies. I love that subject!

Hertz developed the Hertz antenna receiver in 1886. He also developed the transmitting type of dipole antenna. Both of these are the simplest and practical antennas during that time. He continued his electromagnetic research in 1887 and experimented with radio waves. His discoveries gave rise to the wireless age that we are all enjoying today. Overall, Hertz’ experiments explain reflection, refraction, polarization, interference, and velocity of electric waves.

From then on Hz or hertz became the SI unit of frequency (cycles per second).

Trial Print for my Bestfriend’s Wedding Invitation

Finally, I now have the first print of my bestfriend’s wedding invitation! I made it myself with some random inspiration from bloggers and other online friends. And of course, my boyfriend’s ideas count!

Since I am working away from home and I don’t have a printer with me, I just paid for the print at the nearby computer shop. They used photopaper and it costed me P30 for the whole page.

Here are few shots using my SE phone:

Bestfriend's Wedding Invitation

Blue Wedding Invitation

Bestfriend's Wedding Invitation

As for the ribbon, it should be silver and blue since their wedding motif is royal blue with silver accent. I just used a little strand from my scrapbooking materials so it looks crumpled or something. Lol. I would like to try other specialty paper or boards for printing, too.

Bestfriend's Wedding Invitation

My bestfriend just saw these pictures and she’s so happy about it. To quote her, “It’s beautiful best! Simple yet so elegant!” But of course, I only want the best for her. They also decided to change their cover/couple photo. Haha. It means, I have to wait for their new picture before printing an updated copy of their invitation. I’m so excited! OMG! OMG!