Termites – The Best Builders In The World

I know for sure you see termites as huge pests in your home, which is why you might want to consider Orange pest control. But although they are pests, they are actually interesting creatures. The fact that they live in established societies of millions makes them wonderful already. But what makes them even more interesting is the fact that they are master builders. In fact, they are considered as Nature’s Most Proficient Architects.


Well, look at their mounds.

No, not those small mounds you’d see around residences. The mounds I am talking about are those found in the wild – the termite mounds found in the African Savannah or the Australian Outback or the South American plains or jungles.

Technically, I haven’t personally seen one yet. The only termite mounds I have seen are the images on encyclopedias and the internet as well as videos and documentaries about termites.

Large termite mounds may look like nothing but piles and piles of dirt but the truth is these mounds are architectural marvels that no human being can reproduce so easily. Termite mounds are constructed to serve important functions that can help the entire colony survive.

The mounds boast of an extensive tunnel system that works not only as passageways for the tiny residences but also as ventilation for them. Termites would build several shafts, chimneys or vent holes to bring in cooler (sometimes warmer) and cleaner air inside the complex maze they call their home. Termites can even regulate temperature inside their mounds just by simply readjusting their tunnels.

Their homes also contain specialized chambers. They have a nursery, garden, storehouse, royal chamber and a chamber that serves as the main hall of their large and fortified kingdom.

From the various functions a mound serves to the termites, you would simply agree that these constructs are mind-blowing!

Merry Christmas

Thanks for sharing Andre! He was the guy who told me about this wonderful YouTube video. So to all the people out there Merry Christmas albeit the fact that it is a few days late. Nonetheless, a Christmas greeting is still a greeting. Again, Merry Christmas! HOHOHOHO!

How Animated Video is Produced



When making an animated explainer video, it always involves a step-by-step process that may last 2-8 weeks depending on the difficulty and the length of the video. It would require such length of time because the production team has to through all the process efficiently. Trying to speed up things would be possible but it might lead to a poor quality video.

When making animated marketing videos, it always begins with research. The production team would look into the business’ brand and their goals. Using these as insight, the production team and the client would discuss the direction for the video and how it should go for the business.

Once research is done and the production team knows what their client wants for the video, the team would then proceed to the next step, which is script writing. The script is the blood and soul of the video. It will be the one that engages the viewers and accomplishes the goals or purpose set in making the video.

If the script is the blood and soul of the video, the storyboard would be the bone that supports the structure of the video. Storyboard, which is the next step of the process, is basically the frame-by-frame sketched representation of the video. It shows the idea how the story will go.

The next step is the voiceover. During this process a voice artist would give life to the script and video. A voiceover artist may be an in-house member of the production team or a professional whom they would need to hire. When it comes to voiceover, having perfect voice to represent the goal or brand would be very important.

The next important step would be the design and animation – in other words, giving body to the video. The team would then compile the storyboard and voiceover, break them apart, meticulously animate each frame and match them to the voice recording and add style to the video. Of course, this would also be the time to add sound FX to further customize and improve the video.

Once everything is done and ready, the team would then move to the final step and that is finishing the video and publishing it. The team would render and deliver the video into the appropriate formats for their client to use.

So there we have it, these are the steps of making an animated explainer video: research, script writing, storyboard, voiceover, design and animation as well as finishing and publishing.

Beware of Subterranean Termites

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Termites are highly destructive insects, which is we often call pest control Los Angeles for help. However, there’s only one type of termite that causes a lot of damage and that would be subterranean termites. Subterranean termites are very dangerous termites that cause more damage than fires, earthquakes, tornadoes or hurricanes.

In order to understand how destructive subterranean termites are, it is important for you to know how these termites live first. Subterranean termites are named as such because they nest under the ground. When there’s subterranean termite infestation in your house, then probably there’s a nest somewhere under your house. And when they build a nest, subterranean termites create a huge hole under the ground, which will weaken the ground supporting your house. The bigger the hole, the weaker the ground support becomes.

A house is heavy and if the subterranean colony grows, the pressure exerted from the house’s weight would increase. And when the land has become weak due to the colony’s growing size, damage caused by the termites would eventually increase. Aside from the usual damage termites do when they chew on wood, the weakening ground support would lead to floors cracking, support beams failing, walls caving in or worse house collapsing, which may injure or kill the people inside the house.

Indeed, there are ways to get rid of subterranean termites, however, it is not highly recommended to get rid of them by your own. A regular homeowner or person does not know how subterranean termites operate and he or she cannot locate the exact location of their nest. One may be able to see signs of subterranean termite infestation but it is not for certain whether the colony is active or not. Always consult with a trained and experience termite control specialist first before taking any further step against subterranean termites.

What is happiness for you

Each person has something they value the most in their life.  In my case, it would my happiness. Over the years, I have had lots of time to think and I realized that happiness for me is not something related to monetary, spiritual or personal gains. I am not materialistic, which is why it is also impossible that I gain true happiness from material possessions.

For me, true happiness is from being content and having the simple joys of life. Seeing smiles of kids would make me happy. Having a delicious meal would make me happy. Having time for myself would make me happy. In other words, anything related to simple joys of life will make me happy.

Happiness for me is living life without regrets. Happiness is living healthily. Happiness is having no worries and not dwelling too much on the things you don’t have and the things you don’t want to have. Most of all, happiness is being able to smile contently.

How about you, what is happiness for you.

Funny Sexagenarian Birthday Joke

A few months before his sixtieth birthday, George began planning his party. He called up his 30-year-old daughter for some help.

“Why don’t you invite all your old high school buddies?” she asked. “That could be a lot of fun.”

“I’d like to bring all my high school buddies to the party,” said George, “but I don’t want to get arrested.”

His daughter laughed. “Why would you get arrested for bringing your high school buddies to your birthday party?”

“Don’t you know?” asked George. “Grave robbing is a crime.”



Payday Loans is Necessary Evil

Nowadays, a lot of people would say payday loans are evil. But in my opinion it is wrong to call them evil. Perhaps we can consider them as necessary evil.

Why necessary evil?

Most of us know that payday loans have high interest rates and that companies that offer them target people who are in dire need of money. You could say these companies are offering cash on a silver platter and those who have nowhere else to turn to would find what they offer very appealing, which results to them being easily preyed upon by payday loan companies. These individuals would then have to shoulder the burden of having huge interests and sometimes an occasional hidden fee. But even with such thing, many people still rely on payday loans. Why would they do so? If they are being preyed upon by these companies, why would still they apply? The answer is actually simple. Payday advance companies are the only ones who would be willing to lend them money in their times of need and they are the only one who won’t care about your credit history. Thus, if they have emergencies and banks would grant them a loan because of their poor credit rating, they can still have the money they need thanks to payday loans.

With the money they can get, they can pay for their rent. They can pay their utility bills, tuition fees, medical bills or any other bills. They can have their car or house fixed. They can have money to buy food for the next few days. They can buy medicine or anything they need. They can be able to travel if necessary or they can do anything they have to do because they now have the money they need.

Now, if we look at the status of our economy we can also say that payday loans lender UK are necessary. It is necessary because many people do not have as much money the rich. It is necessary because expenses today are high and salary is often stretched too thin just to accommodate all expenses. It is necessary because banks and other financial institutions are too picky and strict when it comes to granting loans. Most of all, it is necessary because it is the hope of many people who are having a hard time trying to find a solution to their financial problems.

Suffering from mouth sore

It has been so long since my last post and the only thing that I could think of while writing this one is this annoying mouth sore had on my upper lip. It is really hard, painful and it makes me miserable. When I try to talk, I end up chafing my sore. If I try to drink something cold or something hot, it stings.  If I try to put food in my mouth and it hits my sore, I squint my eyes in pain. What makes it even worse is the cold environment in the office, which makes my lips dry, even though I drink a lot of water. This is really hard for me but there’s no one to blame but myself. It is because of my carelessness in eating popcorn I ended up biting my lip – HARD. It bled you know.

I wish this sore would just go away… Seriously, I want it gone!

I Love Rain

Beautiful when it rains, lovely but sad.

This line was from a poem I read during high school and somehow it suddenly resurfaced in my mind and it keeps on nagging me. It was a good poem but I don’t seem to remember the rest of it. As far as I recall, I really liked that poem, especially because of the line “beautiful when it rains, lovely but sad.”

imagesRain is beautiful, whether it is a short drizzle or a torrential pour, I really find rain beautiful. I like the sound of rain falling on the rooftop. I like how every creature around us ceases in their actions because of rain. I like the sweet smell of rain, when it falls to the ground. I like how everything seems lifeless yet alive when it rains. But when it rains, everything seems sad. The trees would sometimes bow down their heads. When it rains, all the melancholic emotions burst out. When it rains, there are people who feel restricted.

As far as I remember, I have loved the rain even when I was a kid. I love to play and frolic under the rain. I like to make paper boats and have it floated away. I like to run around almost naked while yelling. I love the feeling of cold rain on my skin. I love rain so much that I didn’t blame the rain when a rushing flood damaged our home, nearly killed  and forced us to stay on top of the roof for several hours – I put the blame on stupid human actions that caused the flood in the first place.

One Of My Worst Days Ever

I have a question for you guys. What would you do if your door key snapped into two – your holding one-half of the key and the other is inside the lock? Me? Well I screamed – literally. Seriously, I exclaimed in the loudest of my voice “WHAT THE HELL!”

WHAT THE HELL! WHY DID THIS HAPPEN TO ME! #@&! NOW OF ALL TIMES! NOOOOOO! Well, I was having a bad day that time. I had a serious problem at work; I got stuck in traffic and some woman accused me of groping her and now I got this!

Good thing I didn’t go insane because I was able to calm down. After calming down, I called for a NYC locksmith to fix this job. But still during my call, it was apparent that I was ticked off because of my situation. Luckily for me, the service was fast and fixed the problem in no time.

Perhaps, that day is one of the worst days of my life. I can never forget it. I would even tell my friends about this and it now that I think of it, the situation I had been through is kind of funny.