Wednesday, 31 December 2008
Aloysius enjoyed this site as he sometimes play soldier. We proceeded to the Museum but it’s still close by the time we arrived, so we just finish the tour of the PMA in the carefully manicured and full of flower gardens, the sun dial clock, the tree house and the display of military aircrafts which the kids enjoyed. We had lunch at The Grove inside PMA before we proceeded to Tam-awan Village.
Tam-awan Village is one of the search results I found on the internet when I googled Baguio City attractions, it’s also the reason why we were looking for a map because it’s not along the way going around the city. Tam-awan Village is a cultural preserve & living museum showcasing authentic traditional Ifugao huts in a replication of their original setting in the Cordilleras. We were intrigued by the Garden in the sky description of the place and we also wanted to check out how high the site is because according to the internet it has incredible views of the mountains and even the South China Sea. When we got there, all of us, including my mom and dad (seniors) decided to try the Eco-trail (hiking for non-hikers like us). It was a nice but exhausting experience. Before you reach the peak and experience the view, you have to go by narrow and sloping trails. It was challenging because we are not used to trekking and we have kids with us. Imagine, Kyle and Miggy hiking and me wandering with Alexus in a baby sling.
We also had an odd incident, after reaching view deck 1, we followed another trail leading to view deck 2 which was higher and more challenging. True enough, we braved narrower, stiff trails and sometimes we used branches to hold on when the path is slippery. On our way to reaching the peak, I heard Miggy shouting, “mommy, mommy” because he was so excited to see the fogs or maybe it was clouds. But the seniors including me couldn’t make another step because it was slippery. All we could do is shout “Lucky Me, Sweet and Spicy” to hear the echo. We were surprised to see the sign – No Trespassing, Private Property when we look up – it was a wrong trail after all…We were so tired following the wrong trail, we didn’t bother look for the way to view deck 2. We were laughing on our way down, commenting on lack of signage and cursing “FOG YOU” for this experience. My kids first hiking experience including my one-month old baby.
We had a minute browsing the Arko ni Apo (artists nook) and saw an artist while doing a tin craft – amazing! After that, we proceeded to Lourdes Grotto then headed to our place along Loakan to rest. What a day!
Tuesday, 30 December 2008
In Camp John Hay (my favorite destination in Baguio), we find it hard to find a parking spot, most of the people also flocked here. We finally found a spot in Scout Hill and took the opportunity to visit and check out the other attractions there like the Bell Amphitheater, Bell House, Historical Core, Cemetery of Negativism and trail leading to The Manor which we didn’t took because it’s tiring to go uphill. The kids enjoyed the swing and slides while we wait for our hot chocolate in Choco-late de Batirol. The name speaks for itself because it took us over 30 minutes to get our cups. I would say it was worth the wait because the different flavored-hot chocolate (I liked the Almond and Strawberry) not only provided warmth but also good and authentic taste of chocolate tablea prepared in batirol. I recommend this to be a must-try when you go to Camp John Hay.
Monday, 29 December 2008
Pictures are posted here
Saturday, 27 December 2008
Thursday, 25 December 2008
Wednesday, 10 December 2008
Monday, 8 December 2008
I've uploaded his other works in webshots.
Sunday, 30 November 2008
I thought I forgotten about it until I gave birth and the Christmas now fast approaching. I thought I’d like to give it another try and wish for an IPOD as a Christmas gift. Ipods make excellent gifts to your loved ones of any age. I use this site to compare prices of these gadgets and it will be easier for my gift giver to have a wide selection of stores to buy my IPOD online.
I just hope I will receive my IPOD gift soon.
Wednesday, 26 November 2008
By the way, here’s my guide in determining true labor contractions:
10 – 30 – 3
Time between contractions: 10 minutes
Duration of contractions: about 30 seconds
Cervix dilation: up to 3 cm.
Description: Until the cervix has dilated to 3 cm, the contractions will feel similar to strong period cramps. At this point, the water might break or there is a strong discharge.
5 - 60 - 8
Time between contractions: About 5 minutes
Duration of contractions: About 60 seconds
Cervix dilation: 3 to 8 cm
Description: Most of the pain will be centered in the abdomen and lower back. The lower back pain will begin moving a little lower. Some women at this point feel cold or nausea.
1 – 90 – 10
Time between contractions: About 1 minute
Duration of contractions: About 90 seconds
Cervix dilation: 8 to 10 cm
Description: This is the peak of the pain. You may want to push when the physician tells you so. Save your breathing for the final push. You may have peace of mind in knowing that your contractions will disappear as soon as the baby is born.
Anyway, my Alexus Mitchel is a healthy and cute baby. His features are a combination of his 2 brothers and more of his dad’s. (Buti na lang nagmana sa ama, etchetera, etchetera hahaha). I vowed to fully breastfeed him so that he will be healthier and hopefully my breast milk supply won’t fail like the cases of the first 2 babies.
Here are some of the first photos of our latest bundle of joy:
Saturday, 22 November 2008
Anyway, when we got near, the line is too long. Unfortunately, I was not allowed to go inside because I’m pregnant so Wendy, Candy and I waited for Daddylo, Mama, Carter, Ces, Aloysius and Achilles while they enjoy the so-called Snow World. This account is according to my 6 year-old son and my siblings. By the way, we came in prepared, we brought winter clothes with us, with matching gloves, bonnet and scarves to protect us. The kids had 3 layers of jackets including the one provided by the Star City, they were able to last for over 30 minutes unlike the others who didn’t and just passed by (sayang ang P160 pesos). Aloy said he was so excited he tried to get the snow and form a snow ball but the ice is too hard (parang galing sa freezer). Then he was jumping up and down the ice which was hard daw. He had to pee good thing they brought an empty bottle, I asked if he felt his batotoy getting off hehehe. They went to ride the slide and checked out the different sculptures. This year’s theme was Christmas so last year’s sculptures were better and that’s according to my son when I showed him the photos taken by Anton of Our Awesome Planet. He was looking for the world’s famous landmarks like Eiffel Tower and Statue of Liberty but didn’t find in this year’s Snow World. In fairness, my sons enjoyed the different kind of experience they had at the ICE world, that’s what it’s more appropriately called per Aloysius, he just can’t believe that he didn’t see any snow flakes falling. Hahaha.
Here are the 2 pictures we bought from Star City, they won’t allow you to bring any kind of camera because of the moist so we paid for P 100 each to have a souvenir.
My kids looked good in cold weather, rosy cheeks and red lips. And my family too, they had a blast if it weren’t for my dad’s aching feet–frost bite they could have lasted longer than 30 minutes -average of only 10 minutes for those without proper clothing gear so be prepared if you plan to go there. BTW, the temperature inside is zero degrees Celsius.
More comments on Star City:
While Wendy and I were waiting, I was thinking that the ride-all-you-can fee of P375 is too much for a maze of rides without an aircondition on enclosed areas. I didn’t even see a sign for Fire Exit if there’s one. I was looking for them in case there’s a stampede. Looks like it’s going to be another Ozone disco case if this is not addressed because I only remember the way going out using the way I entered in. With the influx of visitors like this afternoon, (I was thankful nothing happened) it could really happen again. I just hope the Elizaldes and Manila City Government should consider taking preventive measures soon.
Thursday, 13 November 2008
"This dream indicates that you are juggling with a lot of responsibilities (luggage) and struggling against time constraints. But at the same time the dream reveals that, in general, you are a very well-organised person. The dream says that you need to plan ahead and tackle smaller pieces of a task at a time, don't take on more than is manageable."
Maybe I was just too anxious about giving birth and how will I take care of my two boys and eventually the baby all alone, the risk of losing my job and the immigration to Canada in the offing. I really hope I can do what the interpretation says, to plan and take smaller peices of task at a time.
May God help me.
Wednesday, 12 November 2008
What is Blurb?
Blurb is a company and a community that believes passionately in the joy of books – reading them, making them, sharing them, and selling them.
Holding a finished book with your name on the cover is a truly amazing feeling; it’s one of those experiences everyone should have.
I started browsing and contemplating on using Blurb in the middle of the year but it's only now that I was able to finish a whole book. Well, it's taking me so long to conceptualize my kids album so I took a different approach and made my trip to the US my first Blurb project and would you believe I was able to finish it in 2 days. I realized that all the pictures in the Sony T7 camera were set in low-resolution (good for web use only) so I was disappointed that I was not able to use the full bleed/ full spread templates for my book. Good thing, Blurb has other options. I was able to use the collage and smaller squares templates and it only took 46 pages for all my pictures from the US trip.
Thanks for Noreen and Mylene from N@W who introduced me to Blurb and answered all my queries. I even got discount coupon codes from the site Mylene gave and took advantage of $10 off my whole book (10 x 8 landscape, hardbound with imagewrap) which costs $40.22 plus shipping within US. I'm so excited to receive the actual book.
Check this out - the preview of my Blurb Photobook
Saturday, 8 November 2008
I’m proud to post his report and achievement cards here:
Thursday, 6 November 2008
Monday, 3 November 2008
Friday, 31 October 2008
Even if it rained and they were not allowed to go trick or treat in the mall and neighborhood, the kids enjoyed it in the house. Their pictures proved it.
Thursday, 30 October 2008
Here's another one from Virginia Tech Massacre (Thanks to Texas Rainmaker) when Obama considers outsourcing as violence:“There’s also another kind of violence that we’re going to have to think about. It’s not necessarily the physical violence, but the violence that we perpetrate on each other in other ways,” he said, and goes on to catalogue other forms of “violence.”
There’s the “verbal violence” of Imus.
There’s “the violence of men and women who have worked all their lives and suddenly have the rug pulled out from under them because their job is moved to another country.”
Will these statements still be true when he sits on White House? What happens to developing countries like ours, India and China who continually rely on offshore outsourcing jobs like programming, help desks, call centers, data processing etc?
I hope not. Recently, articles in the internet says that Senator Obama in his speeches had his standard refrain on outsourcing, a theme that he and his campaign have been hammering away in a states that has taken a hard hit economically, especially in the manufacturing sector.
I hope if Obama wins, he will still see the benefits of outsourcing as cited by Virendra Singh, a senior economist at Moody's Economy.com (Computerworld.com) who said the cost savings overseas is too great. "In case of labor-intensive industries ... the labor cost differential between the U.S. and countries like China, India, Philippines and other developing countries is too large to make any difference."
We'll see. I hope my guess that Obama is just putting a front on this issue to get more votes is true and when he seats on White House, everything will just be back to normal or BPO business as usual.
But what if McCain wins?
I hope my PR increases too :)
Wednesday, 29 October 2008
Ten years after, I was already a teenager and I had to work part-time because of my erratic schedule in college. I got the opportuntiy to work in Jollibee as a part-time Service Crew. I enjoyed the mornings and late-evenings serving my favorite fastfood between my calculus, computer and automata classes.
Twenty years after, I got married and eventually had children who also became addicted to Jollibee. Their favorite food is Jollibee. Their birthday parties included Jollibee. Their first words = JABEE" or "BEE". Until now, we wouldn't let an opportunity pass without going to Jollibee whenever we are in a mall.
Now that Jollibee has turned 30 years, I want to congratulate the Filipino ingenuity of the first ever fastfood chain to level with or even surpass American brands. I'm proud to say that I was a part of the Jollibee workforce where Good Customer Service, Time Management and Quality Consciousness are just some of the traits a crew learns by heart and develop as one matures. I'm still taking advantage of these traits in my present career.
Here, I am sharing pictures of the 2 Jollibee dolls from different generation (notice the big change) as a symbol of my loyalty to Jollibee - always part of the milestones of my life.
Tuesday, 28 October 2008
Sunday, 26 October 2008
Friday, 24 October 2008
Thursday, 23 October 2008
Me: Why are we constantly unhappy?
God: Your today is the tomorrow that you worried about yesterday. You are worrying because you are analyzing. Worrying has become your habit. That's why you are not happy.
Me: But how can we not worry when there is so much uncertainty?
God: Uncertainty is inevitable, but worrying is optional.
Me: But then, there is so much pain due to uncertainty. ..
God: Pain is inevitable, but suffering is optional.
Me: If suffering is optional, why do good people always suffer?
God: Diamond cannot be polished without friction. Gold cannot be
purified without fire.Good people go through trials, but don't suffer. With that experience their life becomes better, not bitter.
Me: You mean to say such experience is useful?
God: Yes. In every term, Experience is a hard teacher. She gives the test
first and the lessons afterwards.
Me: But still, why should we go through such tests? Why can't we be free
God: Problems are Purposeful Roadblocks Offering Beneficial Lessons to
Enhance Mental Strength. Inner strength comes from struggle and endurance, not when you are free from problems.
Me: Frankly in the midst of so many problems, we don't know where we are heading...
God: If you look outside you will not know where you are heading. Look
inside. Looking outside, you dream. Looking inside, you awaken. Eyes
provide sight. Heart provides insight.
Me: Sometimes not succeeding fast seems to hurt more than moving in the right direction. What should I do?
God: Success is a measure as decided by others. Satisfaction is a measure as decided by you. Knowing the road ahead is more satisfying than knowing you rode ahead. You work with the compass. Let others work with the clock.
Me: In tough times, how do you stay motivated?
God: Always look at how far you have come rather than how far you have to go. Always count your blessing, not what you are missing.
Me: What surprises you about people?
God: When they suffer they ask, "why me?" When they prosper, they never ask "Why me?" Everyone wishes to have truth on their side, but few want to be on the side of the truth.
Me: Sometimes I ask, "Who am I, why am I here?" I can't get the answer.
God: Seek not to find who you are, but to determine who you want to be.
Stop looking for a purpose as to why you are here. Create it. Life is not a
process of discovery, but a process of creation.
Me: How can I get the best out of life?
God: Face your past without regret. Handle your present with confidence. Prepare for the future without fear.
Tuesday, 21 October 2008
Tips: Gender is Male and my expected due date is between November 5 to 26, 2008 (38th to 41st week)...Come on and join the guessing game.
Monday, 20 October 2008
I enjoy preparing meals for my family. It helps if you have kitchen gadgets to make your preparation easier and faster. With numerous brands and types to choose from, it's hard to be going thru the search engine each time. A online shopper like me would prefer a complete kitchen shopping portal where recommended brands of a particular product, the online stores where it is available, price range and the links are displayed. I liked smoothies a lot, I tried searching for a blender and this online kitchen shopping site showed me Blender Quick Picks and Blender Types. When I chose a Oster Beehive Blender , it showed me a list of all stores where it is available, the cheapest on top of the list and the reviews of each kind. It's really a one-stop-shop for kitchen appliances.
Sunday, 19 October 2008
Thursday, 16 October 2008
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Wednesday, 15 October 2008
After she was voted out, she has several TV appearances already, she guested in Lucy Torres' show at QTV - The Sweet Life. Last Saturday, I had fun watching her in Eat Bulaga in her carefree frolics with Joey De Leon. Looks like this once yaya is going to be a hit in the local boob tube. Watch out for her.
I got excited when more emoticons were added to the basics that a new plurker gets and now that I'm nearing 40 Karma points, I'll be able to change my layout. That inspires me to plurk and plurk more. I even added the plurk sidebar in my blog for updates.
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Wednesday, 8 October 2008
Tuesday, 7 October 2008
1. To get something you never had, you have to do something you never did.
2. When God takes something from your grasp, He's not punishing you, but merely opening your hands to receive something better.
3. The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you.
Something good will happen to you today; something that you have been waiting to hear. Hold on to God's promises...
Monday, 6 October 2008
Here’s the survey I’ve just completed and I hope you also share your favorite TV Shows below. Thanks for completing the survey:
Thursday, 2 October 2008
Starting - The First Step toward Success - By John C. Maxwell
Salespersons are coached in the power of a first impression. Orators devote hours to opening statements. Journalists are admonished never to bury the lead. Sprinters practice racing out of the starting blocks. Interviewees are taught the importance of their initial handshake with a potential employer.
In leadership, as in many other areas of life, the beginning often determines the end. False starts and weak foundations can be ruinous. Here are five insights to help you start successfully.
HOW TO START SUCCESSFULLY
1. Start With Yourself
As Gandhi famously said, "Be the change you want to be in the world." By starting with yourself, you build the self-confidence needed to attract and inspire others. Leading yourself well is a precursor to accomplishment, and accomplishment earns respect. In order to make deposits in the lives of followers, you have to have a beginning balance in your leadership account. Start leading by proving your mettle - to yourself and to prospective followers.
2. Start early
Sadly, many leaders squander their early years and spend the rest of their careers trying to make up for lost time. In leadership, as with finances, decisions made early in life accrue the most interest. When we choose poorly or establish bad habits, we put ourselves in debt. Then, we must not only repay our loans, but the interest on them as well. On the flip side, when we invest our time and talent wisely from a young age, we reap the benefits of compounding interest on our leadership.
Specifically, where should leaders start? What areas should take precedence at the beginning? From my experience there are 10 things you should do as a leader prior to reaching age 40:
Settle your family life
Determine your priorities
Develop your philosophy of life
Get physically fit
Learn your trade
Pay the price
Develop solid relationships
Prepare for the future
Find purpose for your life
If you're over 40, it's never to late to make improvements. Unfortunately, an old dog doesn't easily learn new tricks. Undoing years of misplaced priorities and poor self-management will take extra effort.
3. Start Small
Don't expect to understand what it takes to get to the top, just take the next step.
Think big, but start small. Doing so encourages you to get started, and keeps you from being frozen by the magnitude of the vision in front of you. When you accomplish a small step, you gain confidence that you can accomplish the next step.
The success found in starting small comes when you diligently apply the lessons you learn. As my friend, Dick Biggs, has said, "The greatest gap is between knowing and doing." Commit to mastering the details under your control, and follow through when experience has given you instruction.
4. Start with the end in view
"Most people spend more time planning their grocery shopping than designing their future."
~ Tom James, Personal Development Coach
To start with the end in view, you need energy and direction. Let your passion pull you forward, and let your planning give you guidance. In order for passion to be a driving force in your life, you must identify a purpose for you life. To locate your purpose, consider your strengths, interests, and past successes. What roles do you find most enjoyable? What brings you the greatest sense of satisfaction? Examine the areas that make you feel strong and angle your career toward them. Also, find people who have been successful in the area of your interest. Listen to them and watch their lives.
For planning to give you direction, you need to write down goals. Goals lend structure to your purpose, and they keep you leading "within the lines." They focus your action and move you toward your overall vision.
5. Start Now
We exaggerate yesterday, overestimate tomorrow, and underestimate today. Embrace action daily. Don't wait until it's too late before you begin to pursue the visions implanted in your heart. Make each day your masterpiece; you'll be surprised where you end up after stringing together a few months of superb days.
I'll leave you with one final thought:
"How wonderful it is that we need not wait a single minute before starting to improve ourselves and our world." ~ Anne Frank
Review - Five Steps to Starting Successfully
Start with Yourself
Start with the End in View
In the last two nights, I was able to see and remember these scenes in my dreams: I was buying a ticket in a Train station and met my family while waiting for the train; next is, I was with a boy and a girl and we were in the middle of a road and I was looking at the long road where the far end is still being constructed and lastly, I saw rice on the floor.
And here are the meanings I found and I hope they all come true:
Psychological Meaning: A station is a point of departure. It indicates that new opportunities await you and that you are preparing for a new and perhaps exciting venture. A station is also a public place so it may represent your role in society.
Mystical Meaning: It is fortunate to dream of meeting someone at the station for this means that your career will be helped forward by someone with great influence. It can also signify news coming.
Traveling over a rough, unknown road in a dream, signifies new undertakings, which will bring little else than grief and loss of time. If the road is bordered with trees and flowers, there will be some pleasant and unexpected fortune for you. If friends accompany you, you will be successful in building an ideal home, with happy children and faithful wife, or husband.
Rice is good to see in dreams, as it foretells success and warm friendships. Prosperity to all trades is promised, and the farmer will be blessed with a bounteous harvest. To eat it, signifies happiness and domestic comfort. To see it mixed with dirt or otherwise impure, denotes sickness and separation from friends. For a young woman to dream of cooking it, shows she will soon assume new duties, which will make her happier, and she will enjoy wealth.
Tuesday, 30 September 2008
Looks like it'll be after I give birth and submit my baby's papers until I get to hear from them. I've been looking forward to the day I'll get pur passports back with the visa stamped on it but as the days passed, my excitement fades. Oh well, let it be. I'll wait patiently. Our time will come.
Sunday, 28 September 2008
After all the stress and negative feelings that my baby felt while inside me, I felt like making it up to him. He deserves better and so I'm dedicating this song I've been singing in my mind for sometime now. It's a love song for lovers but the lyrics give a different meaning in our mother and son relationship.
How did you know I needed someone like you in my life?
To fill up the empty space in my heart
the day that you came here in my life
I wouldnt forget how you brought the sun to shine in my life
and forget all the worries and fears that I have
I guess what I'm really trying to say
It's not everyday that someone like you comes my way
No words can express how much I love you.
Friday, 26 September 2008
After 2 days of tweaking, I finally was able to get the look that I like and I was happy with the results. I wish I could still squeeze in a slideshow of favorite photos of my family (that would be the next project). At last, I’m relieved that before the new month starts, my blog has a new look and feel - hopefully, with an appeal to get and earn more $$ opportunities.
Wednesday, 24 September 2008
Last night, I dreamt I was looking for something and when I opened a storage box, I saw a pair of scissors, it is not clear if it sharp, but I can see it is still new. I don’t remember touching the scissors. In another scene, I saw myself getting a new haircut using scissors by a hairdresser.
I searched on the meaning of scissors and here’s what I found:
To dream that you are using scissors, denotes decisiveness and control in your waking life. Alternatively, it may suggests that you need to get rid of something in your life. It also represents your ability to cut things or people out of your life.
Looking at a pair of scissors could suggest that you may get hurt, if you get involved in a conflict between others.
I like the warning of the last interpretation as I’m more likely to be in a mood for quarrel now and would not want to get hurt in the process. Thanks for this dream.
Monday, 22 September 2008
Friday, 19 September 2008
With what I'm going through right now, I feel blessed to have someone sent me this. Very inspiring.
It is enough
It is enough that you are alive and able to experience this beautiful day.
It is enough that you can choose to live with joy and thankfulness in your heart.
Much of life's anguish comes from the empty pursuit of more, more and more.
The way to truly grow is to let go of your needs.
Much of what you think you need, you don't. Much of what you cling to holds you back.
When your thoughts are filled with envy, resentment, want and desperation,
it becomes nearly impossible to get anything done. By contrast, when you know you have enough, you become amazingly creative, effective and productive.
To experience abundance is simply a matter of knowing that it is yours.
Remind yourself that what you are is enough, that what you have is enough for this moment, and you'll find yourself immersed in abundance. It is enough that you are here now and able to move forward with positive intention. With a joyful heart, live fully the real treasure that is
Worth reading over and over and over again… It helps me stay grounded.
Hope this helps you too…
Thursday, 18 September 2008
I dreamt I have long, wavy and styled like a model’s hair.
Dreaming that you have long hair indicates that you are thinking long and carefully before making some decision. You are concentrating on some plan or situation.
I also remember dreaming about a spiral staircase.
Dreaming about a SPIRAL STAIRCASE means trying to come to some conclusion on some very difficult subject.
The last one I remember for this week is a scene where I am in one of a house being built. And the internet says, Building a house or seeing one under construction forecasts unexpected gain, possibly through a legacy.
The meanings reveal more of what I have been doing (planning and concluding). I wonder what would be the outcome of the last interpretation. I hope that one will be realized….hmmm, unexpected gain.?? From whom or from where…let’s see…
Monday, 15 September 2008
After finding out about Aloysius having asthma, I searched the internet and here are some information worth reading: Asthma is common in childhood—approximately 1 in 5 children will suffer from symptoms of asthma at some time. About 50% of children with asthma have onset of their symptoms in the first 3years, and about 80% will have developed their asthma by 7 years of age. Asthma in the pre-school age occurs most
commonly with viral respiratory tract infections, such as the common cold, and in
many children symptoms occur only with these viral infections.
Symptoms which should suggest the possibility of asthma include:
• episodes of cough and/or wheeze (whistling sound) associated with colds
• persistent night-time cough during and/or between colds
• breathlessness, cough and/or wheeze with exercise or excitement
WHAT IS ASTHMA?
Asthma can best be described as a condition in which the airways (breathing tubes) are more sensitive than normal and tend to narrow in response to certain triggers.
This narrowing is due to:
• swelling of the lining of the airway
• increased mucus in the airway
• “bronchospasm” (contraction of the muscle layer surrounding the airway)
This narrowing leads to the symptoms of asthma, cough if the narrowing is mild, wheeze if the narrowing is moderate and breathlessness and breathing difficulty if the narrowing is severe. Triggers which can produce this narrowing include viral infections, exercise allergens (e.g. house dust
mite) weather change and various irritants (e.g.
cigarette smoke). This also meant removal of all our carpets and hairy stuffed toys.. Bye Pampa….Kyle was crying hard and got angry with me as I keep his toys in the cabinet.
Although asthma is common in the pre-school age group, the majority of children have a mild form of the disease. Asthma may be divided into the following forms:
1. Mild episodic asthma—this form occurs in about 75% of children, with episodes occurring only with colds and less than every 2 months. Some children may only have 2-3 episodes in their lifetime.
2. Frequent episodic asthma—this form occurs in about 20% of children. The episodes occur every 6-8 weeks or even more frequently and sometimes there are some mild symptoms such as night-time cough or exercise cough/wheeze between episodes.
3. Chronic asthma—this form occurs in less than 5% of children. These children have daily symptoms of cough and/or wheeze, often at night or on wakening and also with exercise. They also may have acute episodes of wheezing with other triggers.
Children with mild episodic asthma may only require relieving medications during the acute episodes of cough/wheeze. Children with frequent episodic asthma and chronic asthma should have regular preventive therapy as well as using relieving medications for treatment of symptoms.
I’m not sure if Aloysius’ asthma belong to the Mild or Frequent episodic type. He is still under the 10-day treatment/observation stage.
Saturday, 13 September 2008
Gamgam – langgam (ants)
Mall – small
Hudas – hugas (wash) “Yaya hudas na, nag uu ako.” (Yaya please wash me I made poop)
Tadat – kagat (insect bite) “Mommy please put vicks, me tadat ako.” (I have insect bite)
Cool – School “Mommy, did kuya go to cool?”
White Car – taxi cab “I don’t like to ride here (fx), gusto ko sa white car.”
(I like to ride taxi instead of fx)
Nudets – chicken nuggets
And the list doesn’t end here, I just don’t’ remember the rest….will update this post as soon as I recall.
He replaces “g” with “d” and removes the “s” as the start of the word. Sometimes, he murmurs words that only he can understand. How I wish I can always be there to interpret what he is saying.
Monday, 8 September 2008
Here are some pictures from the wedding:
Sunday, 7 September 2008
More pics in my multiply account.