Monday, August 16, 2010

Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever

Rainy season is here again.. and so are the diseases like dengue fever.

Simply speaking dengue fever (dengue hemorrhagic fever) is a mosquito borne flavi-virus that is endemic in the Philippines. One can get this if he is bitten by infected female aedes aegypti mosquitoes, they are the carrier of the virus. The mosquitoes generally acquire the virus by feeding on the blood of an infected person. After virus incubation of eight to ten days, the mosquito now can transmit the virus to humans for the rest of it's life. It is also proven that female mosquitoes can transmit the virus to their eggs thru transovarial. Infected humans are the source of virus and multipliers for the uninfected mosquitoes. The virus circulates about two to seven days on the person's body, it is at this point also that they have fever and at the same time the mosquitoes may acquire this virus also once they feed into their blood.

The symptoms include sudden onset of fever, which may seem like a severe kind of flu-like illness, with muscle pains, pain behind eyes and joints and rashes.

Dengue as per WHO is a potentially deadly complication that is characterized by high fever, often with enlargement of the liver and circulatory failure. In severe cases patients condition may severely deteriorates in a few days of fever, followed by temperature drop and circulatory failure and may die in a period of 12 to 48 hours, if not given the proper medical attention and treatment.

There is no vaccine yet for dengue although there is an ongoing study. It is still not proven that the transovarial transfer made by female mosquitoes to their eggs are the sustaining transmission of the virus to humans. Still it's the human who is the primary and principal carrier of the virus.

With this what we need to do is prevention. Let us always keep our households and surroundings clean. We should not allow areas that will be conducive to the mosquitoes reproduction, like stagnant waters. And let us kill mosquitoes mercilessly when we see them, let's not give them chances to spread the virus.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

♥ GT : My Sassy Girl! ♥

If I will be watching movie with my boyfriend, I want to watch again "My Sassy Girl - Korean version".

This movie is about a girl who meet his destiny during the time that she was in her most depressing moment. Her boyfriend for years had recently died and they're planning to get married already. With that incident she turned into a new leaf, from a responsible and very modest lady she become lost her sense of direction, become irresponsible and come home always late and drunk. Then at one point in a public train, the girl was so drunk and started to involve herself in a fight. Then came his knight in shining armor, a total stranger, yet she helped the girl. The girl even vomited on his jacket. All the passengers thought that the girl was his girlfriend, and they were looking at the guy with dismay, saying he should take good care of the girl and not let her drink too much. The guy try to clear his name and say that she don't know the girl, but no one will believe him. When the train reached it's final station they both got off, this time the girl already fainted. He don't know what to do, he can't leave the unconscious girl in the station so they end up in a hotel to let the girl recovered from his drunkness. It was so good of him knowing that they were both strangers. When the girl woke up, she was so angry and wanted to fight the guy, but she realized that the guy just helped him, since the guy don't even know her name and address and he can't let her alone in the station drunk and unconscious. Such a weird first meeting! But that's the start of it all. They end up dating. The girl then give the guys the things he want that guy to do, if my memory is still right, the last thing she asked him to do was to give him a rose during her piano recital in front of her class. All the things that her past boyfriend did to her, she tried to repeat it with the guy one by one, with the thought that with those things again , she can feel that his past boyfriend is still alive. Not knowing inside that slowly she's falling slowly for the guy. They both ended up their dating with high hopes that someday they will meet again, when the girl is totally healed.

Then came the day, the girl was asked by his ex-boyfriends mother to come and see him so she can finally introduced her to his nephew. She told him to forget his son because it's been years already since his son passed away and she should move on and love again. Then her nephew comes along, when they see each other, they were quite surprised, a smile was in their faces and they immediately hold hands. The mother was surprised also, asking them how did they knew each other. They just told her that it was a long story. They know it already in their heart that this the right time for their love. And that their accidental meeting is planned by God above.

This is one hilariously romantic and sad movie all rolled into one. It makes me cry a lot and laugh harder. . It just proves that only time can really understand such a great love.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

♥ HaPPy BiRthDay jAbAbY koh! ♥

Tomorrow (August 12) is the 26th birthday of my boyfriend. We've been together for six years, 3 months and 10 days as of now. It's not an easy six years, we separated thrice because of various reasons but in the end of it all we still go back to each others arms. If I'll sum up all the periods that we'd separate ways it will be a little more than three months. The last time we separated. If it is not him who never get tired to woo and court me in spite of the fact that I've been avoiding him, we wouldn't be together again after the break-ups. Justify Full
My boyfriend is one of those few dying breeds of guys who will do everything within their means to make their girls feel loved and secured. Though he's so jealous of little things, little by little he's overcoming it and I'm glad about it. He's one sweet person. The two latest personalized stuff that he gave me this first quarter of 2010, is his Valentine letter personally crafted by him and the banner/streamer with our picture in it and a personal message. nyahaha.. He's so corny but I just love the way he is. Another thing is, he always cooks for me and my family though I haven't returned the favor yet to him because I'm really not fond of cooking.
As my birthday gift to him, I bought him a slightly mahogany colored leather wallet, though you won't notice the reddish shade in one glance, it looks more of a not so black hue leather wallet. Honestly I only give him expensive gifts when it's his birthday. haha.. I don't know why. maybe I'm so kuripot.. When I give gifts it's really expensive that's why it's so seldom. haha. But I usually give him not so expensive yet personalized stuffs, like for our sixth year anniversary I gave him a personalized mug and a matching green shirts for both of us.

To my dearest Jababy Juan Karlo C. Laserna, happy birthday to you! And I wish you all the best in the world. I'll always support you and will do my best to keep you on your right track. Kisses and hugs ♥♥♥♥♥

Thursday, August 5, 2010

♥ Beware - Cab Plate Number TXR 435 ♥

Please care to read this post, we might encounter this situation also. It's about the modus operandi by certain taxi drivers, like this cab TXR 435.

Just this morning I was viewing my facebook account when I chanced to read one of my friend's post. My friend relays what happened to her. According to her she was on her way home from San Juan to Cainta, she was carrying lots of stuffs so she decided to get a cab to take her to her place. Inside the cab she was smelling something she compares to a menthol, then all of a sudden she started feeling dizzy and sleepy. She had this gut feel that there was something wrong especially when the taxi driver frequently wipes his face with a wet towel. She had watched this modus operandi on news before that's why she immediately reacted on the situation. She confronted the taxi driver on this and immediately called his boyfriend with a loud voice telling him her situation and the taxi's plate number, still the driver had not responded to my friends' allegations. My friend immediately decided to cut her trip and told the driver to drop her at Isetan, still there was no response from the driver. Until she threatened that she will jump off the taxi with a firm determination, with this the driver decided to stop and drop her at Isetan. When she came out of the cab, she immediately inhale and exhale, trying to gasp for more fresh air. At this point, the driver then told her that what she's smelling was his asthma's medicine.. stupid driver. What do he think of his passenger, dumb?! Luckily my friend immediately reacted to the situation if not, who knows what will happen next. Maybe she'll get raped, robbed and maybe she'll end up dead.. hayzzz.. Good thing she knows what to do.

God is so good for saving my friend. Please let us all be vigilant. Keep safe.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

♥ mOviE to wAtch wiTh fRiEnDs - gRowN uPs ♥

If I will be watching movies with my friends I would want that movie to lighten our mood and makes us smile and laugh. With this in mind I think I would prefer to watch the movie "Grown-ups".

This movie really makes me laugh out loud and reminisced the antics , me and my friends had. The main characters here are Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade and Rob Schneider, put together they really did a good blending which makes the film so darn hilarious.

This movie is about five guy friends who after thirty years decided to re-unite with each other in memory of their late junior high basketball coach who led them to championship and imparts in them that they should live their life, the same way they played basketball. They had so much respect and adoration for their coach that they decided to all come back to their hometown with their families for the funeral and spend their fourth of July weekend together at a lake house.

In this movie the four of them have their own families and only one of them is still single. They had their own children and wives who form part of the story. And also they had their own problems as families and as individuals. In this movie it showed how they still had those childhood memories in their hearts and during that vacation they tried to release that part of their selves and do all those crazy stuffs again, this time with a bigger company, with their children and wives. It also showed how each of them deals with each of their life 's blows and how honesty and sincerity makes their bond stronger and how acceptances makes them a complete and healed persons.

I want this story to inspired me and my friends that even if we grow old apart. We will still be in each others heart and we're always there to support each other. Even if we had families of our own, we can even include them as an extension of the friendship that we had. The more, the merrier and most importantly, older age will never be a hindrance to enjoy life with friends and families.

This is my first post for girlz talk. Hope you'd welcome me in ur fam. :d

♥ fReaKing PimPLes ♥

I decided to write about pimples because a dear friend of mine and myself was wondering why there are periods in which there are outbreaks of pimples which really make us freak out. As a girl I know how it feels to have those pimples especially when we don't want it to appear in the first place.

Let's start with what is pimples:
Simply stated pimples is a kind of acne which is brought about by excessive oils that clogged the pores of our skin. As we all know there are thousands of pores in our skin, inside this pores there lies the sebaceous glands which produces sebums. Sebums is an oily substances which are preventing our skin and hair from drying. However excess sebum may eventually leads to acnes. As our outer layer of skins shed, the dead skin cells left behind may mixed with the sebum which can block our pores thus producing pimples. When we say acne these generally refers to eruptive diseases of the skin, since I'm not a dermatologist by profession I just want to shed some light on pimples, blackheads and whiteheads. Among the other popular forms of acne are white heads and black heads.

For the pimples I tried the Panoxyl cream/gel available in the market and match it with a mild soap. For quite some time this do the job until one day it no longer worked out for me. I really don't like to go to a dermatologist, but my pimples were really freaking out. I tried going to a clinic and there they have this acne treatment package which finally put a control on it. The package include transparent soaps to help remove the excess soap in your face which may eventually unclogged the pores and a keratolytic cream which controls the oil on my face plus the wonder papain soap that removes the traces of pimple scars. As for those who wanted home remedies, you should always wash your face with a mild soap or cleanser, avoid touching your face with your hands because your hands is a carrier of dirts and bacteria and also don't let your hairs block your face, this can trigger irritation. You should also take adequate sleeps and proper diet.

These refers to the tiny and white raised spots which are caused by the accumulation of hardened sebum or oil in our pores. These can be best removed by steaming our face for about two to three minutes, the hot steams open our pores , with this we can easily remove or prick the whiteheads. When the whiteheads softened you can now prick the apex and put your two fingers on each side of the whitehead and gently apply pressure on both sides until it came out. I've bought a whitehead/blackhead remover from Watsons at a very affordable price. It is also recommended to use calamansi extracts to wash our face since they contained vitamin C and it's citric which is good for the skin. When pricking it you should remember that you should not force the stuff to come out, too much pressure in removing it can cause scars and tiny broken veins which will make it reddish, that's the prime reason why we need to open up the pores first thru steam.


These are caused by excess oils that are accumulated in the sebaceous gland's ducts.It usually is hardened keratin and modified sebums which darkens as it oxidizes or as it is exposed to air.They usually appear on clogged hair follicles which give it it's black hue but normally it's color when extracted is yellowish or yellowish brown. As compared with whiteheads, they are composed of the same substance but whiteheads lacks an opening to the skin surface that's why it remains un-oxidize and white.You can remove this the same way as you removed your whiteheads, but you should take note that we will only remove these blackheads if they looked like popping out.

I hope I had helped you with this article. :D

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

♥ bRokeN fAmiLy tiEs ♥

I've been wondering what causes broken family ties. In my family I have always been close to my mom's family more than my dad's family. I don't know why. When we were younger we used to pay visits to my fathers home town every year and we do spent the special occasions like Christmas in his home town. But as I grow older, things changes. When my parents decided to move to my father's place (Cavite), me and my older brother opted to stay at my mothers' town (Sta. Rosa) since we were both enrolled in a private school and we can't refund our tuition fees. But as time goes we even opted to finish our college education in Santa Rosa too with our parents regularly paying visits to us.

When my father died I chose to stay in his home town, until now, not because I don't want to live in Santa Rosa anymore but because I feel, we all feel that we should be living in the house that my Dad built for us, the one in Santa Rosa is my mom's ancestral home. It's been more than one and a half year since my Dad passed away, I'm living in our house but I just feel a little awkward interacting with my Dad's family. Maybe it's because of the fact that I grow apart with them.

So many things had happened but I just can't let go of the fact that along the way they had hurt those persons dearest to me, maybe unintentionally only God knows. In my heart there's a longing to be close to them again and rekindle the past good relationship we had way back before..

Sunday, August 1, 2010

♥ tHe LaSt aiRbEndEr moVie ♥

After the long wait, I finally get to see "The Last Airbender " movie, I am so fond of the anime version that I am so excited in seeing the movie. It takes me two days to finish the complete season of it's anime version.

Right after we finished the 9:45 mass, we hurriedly go to SM City - Santa Rosa to watch the movie. It was showing on Cinema 3 on 3D. We bought sour cream french fries and pizza for our snacks. I really don't like to watch 3D movies, aside from it's quite expensive for me, I don't like the feeling of watching with two eyeglasses on, I was wearing my eyeglasses for my error in refraction and on top of it was the 3D glasses. The 3D glasses is required to be worn while watching the movie, because if you don't wear it, you won't be able to see the effects and the images are a little unclear, with it on, it will seems that the characters and scenes in the movie are popping out of the screen.

So far the movie was good though I was expecting more. Noah Ringer the one who played the role of Aang in the movie was quite good. He knows his moves well and I can see that he truly has a knowledge on martial arts and as his first time to act, he doesn't fall below my standards. For the characters Socka (Jackson Rathbone) he's quite a looker as compared to the anime character. And for Katara (Nicola Peltz) she's Caucasian in this film. I can't wait for the next book, in which Aang and Katara will find themselves slowly falling in love with each other, if the filmmaker won't change the story. ( I hope they won't. ) For the villain Prince Zuko (Dev Patel) he's quite good too in his role.

For the first book they included the highlights such as Aang and Appah being awakened from their long sleep by Katara and Socka, Prine Zuko and Uncle/General Airoh's chase of the airbender, the Blue Spirit who helps Aang, he death of the Moon Spirit and it's resurrection, Aang in his Avatar state and the Northern Water Tribe & Fire Nation battle.

Overall I can say that the movie is good and I'm looking forward to see the rest of the trilogy.
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