Thursday, August 19, 2010
There is widespread outbreak of dengue fever in the Philippines right now. It cuts across all provinces and all sectors of society with death rising above the average cases last year. Dengue fever is transmitted through the bite of the aedes aegypti mosquitoes which bite in the morning and before dusk. The symptoms are sudden onset of high fever which may last 2 to 7 days. Joint and muscle pains and pain behind the eyes. Skin rashes or red tiny spots on the skin. Nose bleeding when fever starts to subside. Abdominal pains and vomiting coffee colored matter, as well as dark colored stools. There is no known cure nor vaccine for dengue fever but folks in the provinces subscribe to the efficacy of the tawa tawa herb or gatas gatas. The tawa tawa herbs are boiled and drank by patients every four hours. Others say that papaya leaves pounded into elixir and given to the patients to drink every four hours help build up blood platelets like tawa tawa. Of course the best remedy is prevention.
Sourced From The Deparment of Health
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Charmaine Clarice Relucio Pempengco (born May 10, 1992) better known as Charice is a superstar bursting in the horizon. She was dubbed by Oprah Winfrey as the Most Talented Girl in the world. She is the first Asian artist in history to land in the Top 10 of the Billboard album chart. In 2005, Pempengco joined Little Big Star, a talent show in the Philippines loosely patterned after American Idol. She finished in third place based on text voting. She became an internet phenomenon at YouTube under the username FalseVoice. She was invited in the South Korean talent show Star King where her performance recorded in YouTube was witnessed by Ellen DeGeneres. She was invited to The Ellen DeGeneres Show. She also appeared at The Oprah Winfrey Show and sang duet with Celine Dion. She has since collaborated with David Foster in producing monster hit songs, the latest and greatest of which is the monster hit Pyramid she recorded with rapper Iyaz. Listen to this hit song that made it to the Top 10 in Billboard Magazine.
Pyramid- Charice with Iyaz
Sourced From Wikipedia
Tags: Charice, Iyaz, Pyramid, Top 10 in Billboard Magazine, David Foster, Oprah Winfrey, Ellen DeGeneres, Celine Dion, Andrea Bocelli, Philippines, Little Big Star, Star King, South Korea, USA
Posted by: Mel Avila Alarilla
Sunday, August 15, 2010
My wife is working in the US for four years now. I was left alone to take care of our four kids. My eldest and second eldest are both working and my youngest son and our youngest daughter are both studying. I have problems disciplining my three sons for they already have minds of their own and they resent being chastised. My youngest son complained of lbm (loose bowel movement) the other day and said he could not go to school because of that. I left it at that and gave him medicines. Yesterday morning, he acted up again and marooned himself in our toilet for quite sometime, then went upstairs and did not come down again. Since I was busy blogging, I did not notice that he did not leave for school. I was just shocked when I saw him coming down already too late to attend school. I told him that he could not play with the computer for the whole day as punishment for skipping school. After I came back to the house after paying some bills and after going to the market to buy food, I saw him upstairs sound asleep. I felt pity for him and wanted to reassure him and say he could play the computer but I controlled myself knowing that it was for his own good. Then I remember how God could have felt the pain of disciplining us whenever we go astray. How His heart must have bled in compassion for the hurt we are enduring. But like myself with my son, God must withhold stopping the disciplinary actions against us lest He loses us forever. If He did not spare His only Son to save us all, what will He not do to save us from eternal damnation?
Tags: God, Jesus Christ, Holy Spirit, Discipline, Loving Father, Trial, Pain, Steadfast Love, Cross, Symbol of God's Love, Gospel, Word of God, Holy Bible
Posted by: Mel Avila Alarilla