Thursday, April 28, 2011

Flu 101


We cannot deny that it is very common for us to check our child’s temperature by touching his forehead and neck just to see if he has fever or not, this what we did last Tuesday at 3AM because we are having a hard time checking my son’s temperature. So, we gave him paracetamol for his fever. The only time that we can check his temperature is when he is sleeping; his temperature ranges from 99.8 to 100.1 Fahrenheit.
He was able to go to school for the last two days because he looks so fine and active. But yesterday, I am starting to get worried because I feel that my son is not ok because he is not very active, he always wants me to carry him and he keeps on hugging me. Though I cannot check his body temperature again, I know that he has fever, aside from that; he also has watery eyes, loose bowels, runny nose and sometimes he cough. When he vomited last night we decided to bring my son in E.R.
As expected, the nurse is also having a hard time checking my son’s temperature though he is using an ear thermometer, temperature is 38.9 degree Celsius. My son is not really cooperating during his check up so I am not really sure if the diagnosis is accurate, the E.R. doctor was not able to check my son’s ear and mouth. There was no stool sample after two hours so the E.R. doctor said that is flu. Now, my son has flu when he had his flu vaccine last April 16, 2011. (Not good). We were told to give him paracetamol every four hours for fever and Probiotics once a day for 3 days.  Nurse gave us stool collector so just in case my son’s poops.
I was reading the instructions sheet and this I have found out about flu. Flu is very common in children and it is considered as a viral illness. The germs can be passed from one person to another from cough and sneeze spray. Antibiotics will not help and there is no medicine that can cure flu because it will go away on its own. It may last for one to two weeks.
Symptoms of flu are chills, fever, sneezing, stuffy or runny nose, watery eyes, decreased appetite, headache, decreased activity, muscle aches, sore throat, diarrhea, vomiting, coughing and rashes.
How to treat? The child should not get dehydrated by giving him plenty of clear liquids. Do not force them to eat solid food, if they don’t want to. Use cool mist vaporizers not hot steam vaporizers if the child has stuffy nose, cough or sore throat. Give paracetamol for pain or fever. Give your child plenty of rests.
Return to E.R. or call your child’s doctor if the child’s breathing seems heavy, dehydrated, no tears when he cries, no urine for six hours, he acts tired and will not play, looks like he lost weight, looks or acts sicker, very sleepy or irritable and if fever lasts for more than 4 to 5 days. If he develops news symptoms like stiff neck, rashes, nose bleeding, gum bleeding or pains.




Sunday, April 24, 2011

Liliw, Laguna


After visiting our grandmother in Victoria, Laguna, we decided to go to Liliw, Laguna. It’s been two years since the last time I went to Liliw. On our way to Liliw, we passed this house and post. I am not sure who owns this house.

“Sa pook na ito ng Maimpis binaril ng mga kawal ng Pamahalaang Kastila si Emilio Jacinto noong Pebrero 1898 kaugnay ng Himagsikan ng Pilipinas noong 1896-1898”

This is the famous red church in Liliw, founded in 1605, the St. John the Baptist Parish. The church is big and beautiful and you can see that they really preserved and maintained their church. There is a museum inside the church but unfortunately it was closed that time.



There is St. Bonaventure Candle Corner, P5 per candle. There are different candles that you can choose from and each candle has its own symbol.


Of course our trip will not be complete if we will not visit the “tsinelas stores”. It is walking distance from the church so you will not miss it. There are several stores that you can visit and you can buy slippers, sandals, shoes, hats, bags and others. You can still haggle for the price but some stores like Badong who does not give discount. Below are the things that I have bought from my trip.



Do not forget to visit the famous pizza and pasta restaurant “Arabela”, walking distance also from the “footwear store”. 

On April 26-May 1, 2011, they will celebrate Liliw Gat Tayaw Tsinelas Festival.




Good Friday


Since 2008, we always visit Caleruega during Holy Week and this time we add Pink Sisters’ Convent. On our way to Pink Sister, we passed Angels’ Hills. After eight years, I am back to this place, where we had our retreat during college days. It was founded in 1999.



Then we went to Pink Sisters Convent where you can say your prayer and drop your petition and donations. There is corner where you can get paper and envelope, write your petition and drop it.




Last stop is Caleruega, there is an entrance fee of P30 per person but since it is Good Friday, there is no entrance fee. You will never get tired of this place because you can really unwind and relax here.







Angels’ Hills
017 Maitim 2nd East, Tagaytay City 4120
(63-46) 413-2501
(63-46) 413-2502

ahrfc99@yahoo.com

Pink Sisters’ ConventBrent Road, Tagaytay City
(046) 442-3856, (046) 442-5203


CaleruegaBrgy. Kaylaway, Batulao, Nasugbu, Batangas
(0921) 270-9890, (0921) 830-4226




Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Free Blood Test


I received this flyer when I attended BMW 2011 so if you have psoriasis, you can have free blood test at PGH Dermatology OPD.  





Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Budgeting

Here are the tips that Edwin De Guzman shared during our BMW seminar. It is all about Budgeting.


1.       Get the whole picture.
2.       Record the whole picture – you need to record all unexpected expenses, annual or quarterly expenses, monthly expenses, weekly expenses and discretionary expenses.

·         Unexpected expenses – home repair and maintenance and medical bills
·         Annual or Quarterly expenses – Homeowner’s Association Dues, license renewals, insurance and property tax.
·         Monthly expenses – bank loans, credit card payments, rents, utilities, internet connections, cables, and others.
·         Weekly expenses – groceries, personal care, child support and transportation.
·         Discretionary expenses – books, magazines, entertainment, dining, vacation, travels and membership fees.

3.       Compute your monthly expenses.
4.       If expenses are over the income, you need to adjust your budget.
5.       Review your budget worksheet. Spot any errors and make necessary adjustments and re-total.
6.       If the expenses are still over the income, make new sources of income. “Do not wait for opportunities, you create opportunities”.
7.       Always keep a savings balance for a rainy day. Ideal amount is equivalent to six months of your net income.
8.       Tithe or give back to God at least 10% of your income.




BMW 2011


BMW (Beauty, Money and Wellness) is one of the PsorPhil projects to help psoriasis patients in restoring their sense of wholeness and well being by giving and pampering them with information through workshops and lectures such as beauty, money and wellness management that will improve psoriasis patients self sufficiency.
This is my first time to joined BMW and it was held in Morong Star Beach Resort and Hotel last April 16, 2011. There are so many participants from different PsorClub in the Philippines such as RITM, AHMC, JRRMMC, SLMC, EAMC, SCF, OM, MMC, UERMMC, PGH, USTH and PsorPhil members in Facebook.



It is a whole day activity for everybody. There is Beauty Talk, Money Talk, Motivational Talk, Livelihood Trainings and Demos and Meditation.  
Beauty talk by Marj Platilla and Dra. Maf
  
Money talk by Edwin De Guzman

Motivational Talk by John Brian Diamante
 
Representative from Leo
    Salad Making by Chef Arjun Binalla

Livelihood Trainings and Demos are Soap Making, Jewelry Making and Loading Business.

Loading Business by Harley davidson Carvajal

Jewelry Making by Liza Dela Cruz

Soap Making by Janey Villamater


Meditation by Kathy Tan


There are also raffle and freebies for everybody. Too bad for me, I did not win in raffle.  My damage is only P325, thank you for all the sponsors, moderators and Psorphil officers for making this trip possible.






 




Text Scam


We all know that scams are everywhere and yesterday I received a text from this number 09282030786.
Message: SMART GOLD: You’re the one selected postpaid plan given 35% discount billing. To get your 35% discount billing, just forward 15-digit secret code to 8080. You will receive 15-digit secret code on next message.
Message 2: 639216496585 200
It looks like a pasa-load code.



Sunday, April 17, 2011

Morong Star Beach Resort and Hotel

I was able to go to Morong Star Beach Resort yesterday because I joined the B.M.W. Summer Retreat of Psorphil. Travel time from Alabang to Morong, Bataan is four hours so it is really far. The place is big and spacious so it can really accommodate retreat, conventions, company outings, team buildings and others.

Contrary to their website, they are not serving excellent food and beverages. The food and drinks are just ok; there is nothing to rave about. The service is just ok, I cannot say that they have excellent service, show true Filipino hospitality and maintained international standards. (That’s my observation and opinion)
The resort offer both beach and swimming pool. There is Adventure Park, playground, zip line, fun cart and live band. The resort offers different amenities like basketball, volleyball, darts, billiards, chess and table tennis. The rates are affordable whether for day tour or overnight stay. The rooms are also big but the aircon was not able to cool the whole room, so it is really hot.













Food in Morong Star Beach Reosrt and Hotel


If you live in Bataan, this can be one of your choices but for me who lives in South area, I rather go to Laiya, Batangas.
Morong Star Beach Resort and Hotel
Panibatuhan, Morong, Bataan, Philippines
Tel.nos: +63 634-6216
Fax: +63 635-0307
Email:
info@morongstarbeach.com
http://www.morongstarbeach.com