• Health

    The 4S in Dengue Prevention

    Due to the national dengue outbreak, the Department of Health announced 4S in dengue prevention to the public. They are trying to educate the public on how to prevent a dengue outbreak in our places. The 4S are as follows: Search and Destroy (Search and destroy mosquito breeding sites.) Self-protection Measures (Use insect repellants daily and wear light-colored clothes, long sleeves, and long pants.) Seek early consultation. (Seek early consultation at the nearest health care facility once signs and symptoms are manifested.) Say YES only to fogging only during outbreaks. (Support fogging, spraying and misting only in hotspot areas where increases in cases are registered two consecutive weeks to prevent…

  • Animals

    Coco and the Hairball Episode

    It was just last Thursday, during the International Cat Day, that I introduced to you my four (4) cats. One of which is Coco, the Persian-Siamese cat. Today, he had his first hairball episode. Well, it was actually mine as well. I have cats long before but it was my first time to see a cat struggled with a hairball. I got pretty much worried because I thought Coco was choking himself to death. It was only then it stopped when a hairball finally got out of his mouth. After experiencing the hairball episode, I searched about hairballs and how to prevent them (and spent an hour watching videos about…

  • Musings

    We Made It!

    Yes! We made it for one week without being late! We live far from the school where I am teaching and where my daughter is attending school. The travel usually lasts for about 1.5 hours including the walking and the commuting. From the house to our terminal, that is about 500 meters to 800 meters depending if the shortcut is available for us. Then from the terminal, we travel for around 30 minutes down to the public market where the terminal to the barangay where the school is situated. That alone almost reaches around 45 minutes due to the consistent stopping of the multicab. So going to school alone takes…

  • Animals,  Musings

    Today is International Cat Day

    Ever since I was a child, I grew up having pets. I can clearly remember that my first pet was a dog and then when I got older, we started having cats. Then just recently, specifically last year, I started adopting cats. The first cat that I took in last year was Coco, a Siamese half Persian cat. I was told he was dark brown in color so I pre-named him Coco (chocolate) but when I saw him for the first time, I noticed that he was only brown when there’s a bright light. But most of the time, he is visibly black. Now, a year older, he is becoming…