Sunday, September 12, 2010

Dengue Fever

Dengue Fever is becoming one of the country's most destructible disease especially among children. The number of cases has increased this year.  The government has been doing non-stop promotion on how to prevent dengue fever and how to detect the disease early on.  Some hospitals even have their own Dengue Fever line to assist and help diagnose the disease.

Dengue fever is a disease caused by a family of viruses that are transmitted by mosquitoes. It is an acute illness of sudden onset that usually follows a benign course with symptoms such as headache, fever, exhaustion, severe muscle and joint pain, swollen glands (lymphadenopathy), and rash. The presence (the "dengue triad") of fever, rash, and headache (and other pains) is particularly characteristic of dengue.

Study shows that Citronella Oil is a good way to shoo away mosquitoes.  The plant is commonly called as "Mosquito Plant".  One product I have been using is the Human Heart Nature Citronella Bug Spray.  This is being used by my son to avoid the deadly mosquito bite or other insect bites.  The smell may not be that pleasant but it goes away easily.  This is one effective way to protect our family.

Remember to keep your surrounding clean.  This is the easiest and most logical way to prevent Dengue Fever.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

MONDAY Theme Days

In February 2010, I finally moved from Baguio City back to Manila...same company...same work...just different locations.

To make it fun at our work place, we had what we call the "MONDAY Theme Days". The best one we had because we won was our Cross Dressed Day - boys will be girls and girls will be boys.

Monday, September 6, 2010

The New Me...

I can't believe that its been a year since I left this blog idle...a lot of things has priorities...changes...challenges

I hope that this time I would be able to live up for what I should have done for the past year and not just think if what I did was right or wrong. I made a lot wrong decisions this year and there's no time to turn back but face reality. I feel so desperate but i can't be since I still have a son whom I don't want to see or feel any of my suffering.

I will gather enough strength and share my experiences as open as possible. I just want to stay positive right now.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Lock and Lock Products

I have been using their products for quite sometime now and I loved it. I am a proud owner of their water bottles and food keepers. It’s more expensive than other brands but the quality has been tried and tested. Their food keepers are the best. They stand true to their words..."Absolutely air tight...Liquid tight…dishwasher and microwave safe". These items can last for a very long time.

Monday, July 6, 2009

APS Mid Year Outing and Sports Fest

July 6, 2009 ~~ Our company held its annual company outing and sportsfest. It used to be two separate events but this year we did the event all at one outing. Our outing was held at the Leisure Coast Resort in Dagupan, Pangasinan. It was a fun day full of different activities like parlor games, basketball, volleyball, and Mr. and Miss Hotshots 2009.

It was a really great weekend. I wish I could bring my son along.

I recommend this place for family gatherings and outings. The resort is quite big with different pools including a wave pool that will make your stay more enjoyable.

Outing with friends

Mr and Ms. Hot Shots 2009...Portia and Aaron

Swimming...the Main Event

Thursday, July 2, 2009

4th of July Weekend...Coming Soon...

I have one more night to sacrifice before the week ends.

Since we follow the US time, we don't have any work on friday night. It's a holiday in the US. They will be celebrating 4th of July which is their Independence Day. It's going to be a big celebration for Americans. How I wish that someday I can personally observe this celebration. I am amazed with how people can be united even once in a while. With a lot of negative things going on around us, there is still something to look back to and celebrate about.

In the Philippines, we celebrated our Independence Day last June 12. Unfortunately, we needed to go to work (but it's considered as double payday for us! yahoo!) since we follow US holidays instead.


Wednesday, July 1, 2009


I have been an avid fan of chocolates for as long as I can remember. I love chocolates and I was craving for it the whole day. I have a cousin who doesn’t like to eat chocolates. He doesn’t have any valid reason – he just doesn’t like it. I was waiting for an answer like – it’s too sweet, he likes only dark chocolate or something similar to that.

My work starts at 6:00pm. I’m currently on training for a new account (I work in a BPO industry – in other terms Call Center). When you are on training, you usually get bored with the whole 8 hour lecture. I know my trainer has been trying her best to liven up the class and wake up all the trainees since we need to be awake until the wee hours of the morning. Chocolate and Coffee became my best friends. It seems I can’t go on without my best friends.

Working in the night shift can be tiring…dehydrating…stressful…

Coffee keeps me awake but Chocolate fulfills and satisfies my night.

Sunday, June 28, 2009


I received a text message from two friends about August 7, 2009. I was fascinated with it and wanted to share it with everyone. Here's a copy of the message forwarded to me:

"At 12 hours, 34 minutes, and 56 seconds on the 7th of August this year (2009), the time and date will be

12:34:56 07/08/09

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

This will never happen in your life again...Be the first to tell them"

I thought that this message was very cool!!! The are a lot of creative people out there who can come up with this kind of mesages.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

The Death of Micahel Jackson

The death of Michael Jackson stunned everyone. The king of pop is gone and the only thing that remains is his life story and music. He has played a big part in the recording industry with unforgettable songs like Thriller, Bad, and Ben. As per the news that came out, he was found in a state of coma at his rented house in California and may have died of cardiac arrest. Cardiac arrest,commonly known as heart attack, is one of the most deadly and a silent killer.

People were so busy reading news about his sudden death when in fact this is his second death. News of the police finding the body of the real Michael Jackson buried in his own ranch, Neverland, became a headline in the internet. Based on the investigation, Michael Jackson died 15 to 20 years ago from 2005. Evidence was based on his dental and DNA records.

Now, I'm having second thoughts on who is who.

Who is the real Michael Jackson?

With two corpses on the news

...let's just pray for both of them that they may rest in peace.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Ice Breaker

I'm currently on cross training for a new account in our company. Our usual perception of trainings is that its boring, no fun at all, and something that we should be attending before we start our new job or assignment.

Our trainer has a very good habit of enforcing ice breakers during training to wake everyone up before proceeding. One of the best ice breakers that we had for the class was teaching everyone how to do a very simple dance.

Of course, I didn't join (I have two left feet...)...I stayed behind the camera