Archive for September, 2009

How to prevent water-borne diseases

Monday, September 28th, 2009

Since it is a rainy season, it is but important to know how to prevent water-borne diseases.  After suffering the ruthlessness of Typhoon Ondoy, there would be a high chance of  a water-borne disease outbreak. Waterborne diseases are diseases or illnesses caused by ingesting contaminated water.

5. Read about water-borne diseases. Know it so that you can prevent it. What are the common water-borne diseases:
A. Diarrhea
B. Amoebiasis
C. Dysentery
D. Cholera
E. Acute Gastroenteritis
F. Typhoid Fever
4. Cook food properly. Avoid raw foods, vegetables, fruit, meat that are not properly cooked because it may have been in contact with contaminated water that can cause disease when ingested.
3. Clean environment. Make sure that garbage, animals are away from your drinking water source. More often, the feces of animals have parasites that can contaminate your water and will lead to disease.
2. Clean drinking water source. There are many ways to clean your drinking water such as boiling, filtration, purification and distillation. If you have extra money, you can buy water from drinking stations per liter or bottles. As much as possible do not share drinking bottles/glasses.
1. Proper Hand washing. This may be a cliché but it is the simplest way in order to prevent the spread of disease causing microorganisms. Poor hygiene is one of the major cause of water-borne diseases and main culprit of acquiring hookworms and pinworms from contaminated sources.

PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE.

Typhoon Ondoy: How to Help | Ways to Donate

Monday, September 28th, 2009

A lot of people are in dire need of donations right now due to Typhoon Ondoy, so I have accumulated some of the methods on how to donate as convenient as possible:

1. Through PayPal For international donations. Proceeds will be sent to Philippine National Red Cross
2. Through SmartMoney 5577-5144-1866-7103 Proceeds will be sent to Philippine National Red Cross
3. Through GCash 0917-9751092. Proceeds will be sent to Philippine National Red Cross
4. Through Text

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Proceeds will be sent to Philippine National Red Cross. Transaction fee is for free.
5. Through Credit Card via ABS-CBN Proceeds will be sent to ABS-CBN Foundation
6. Through Credit Card via GMA Proceeds will be sent to GMA Kapuso Foundation
7. Through Cash/Cheque/Bank via GMA Proceeds will be sent to GMA Kapuso Foundation
8. Through Cash/Cheque/Bank via ABS-CBN Proceeds will be sent to ABS-CBN Foundation
9. Through DSWD donations drop-off points
10. Through Bank via Philippine National Red Cross

10. Visit www.ondoyrelief.org, www.typhoonondoy.org
11. For more detail ways on how to donate, please click here, here and here
12. For more info, please click here

May GOD help us all.

Things you can do at home to help during a national disaster

Monday, September 28th, 2009

I am very thankful that my family is safe and sound here in the comfort of our home. Nothing bad happened except for our busted internet connection (that’s nothing compared to what happened to our fellow Filipinos) so I have thought of this 5 things that I believe in our own little way can help:

5. Be Aware. Turn on your television sets, radios, and internet for news. If there’s any “important” information that you can share please do spread the news. Awareness can also decrease a person’s anxiety level.

4. Look through your closet. Sort the things that you can donate to the people affected by the disaster. Send it to the nearest relief center e.g school, parish church, establishments, etc.

3. Be Sensitive. If you don’t have anything good to comment/say or post in your blog, Twitter, Facebook, Friendster, Multiply, MySpace account and whatnot please, DO SHUT UP. In the same manner, please exercise your PATIENCE. Just think of the people who are outside fighting for their lives and think of yours— safe, sound and comfortable.

2. Don’t clog the network. Don’t send group messages/chain texts that are unnecessary are obviously just rumors. Just because you don’t have anything to do or you just want to use up your unlimited text. It affects the rescue system the government and other agencies are conducting. Communication is important so please. (This pisses me off. Really!)

1. Pray. I don’t need to elaborate on this but if all else fails, HE IS OUR ONLY REFUGE. Let us pray that our country can surpass this disaster. For those who are still on their roofs and have nothing to eat or drink, for those who are safe in their homes, for the rescue team, the government and other agencies… send them your holy spirit and give them strength in this catastrophic moment. AMEN.

This are just few, simple, little things we can do to help. If we start doing this by ourselves, we can make it easier for the people who are really IN there, IN that situation whether they are the victims or rescuers.

Ondoy is an eye-opener for us all. It is an instrument by God not to punish or make us suffer but to make and draw ourselves closer to him. Let us not be mad, let us not question why instead, let us unite as one nation so that we can all make it through this state of calamity.

I personally, have done all of the above since I can’t go out and I am here at home safe and sound. I am thinking of volunteering for tomorrow,so let’s see. How about you? What will you do to help?

Celebrate National Thank You Day on October 20, 2009

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

SALAMAT.
THANK YOU.

There are 2 kinds of definition for this word.

A denotative meaning of the word is here.

The connotative meaning, I think, depends on each of us. On the other note, I ask, does it have a meaning if we don’t really “really” use it?

Thank You, for me, is a word (actually, Its a SENTENCE. A complete sentence.) soooo simple that it became an understatement and has lost its sincerest meaning. I am convicted— so to speak for not giving it for the simplest reason that helped me pass through a day.

On the other note, if you use THANK YOU more often, will it lose its meaning as well? Look at its transition as the world evolves…

THANKS… Thanx… Thnx… Tnx… TY..

What can you say???

Well, I honestly will run out of text character (if there’s a limit like Twitter. LOL) just to name each person, each thing, each moment that are making my life in its homeostasis right now.

NTYD Logo

Headed by Swiss chocolate brand Toblerone, the 2nd National Thank You Day on October 20, 2009 aims to bring people together to honor extraordinary and inspirational people in the Philippines who deserve to be shown the sincerest appreciation.

In coordination, Rep. Rep. Cynthia Villar (Lone District, Las Pinas City) proposed the declaration of the 20th day of October every year as a “National Thank You Day.” Stated in House Bill 5466.

Sign the petition here.

Mama and Me

(photo by Philos)

If you like the photo, you might want to vote for us here.

Click here and here for my THANK YOU blog post.

Join Toblerone as they celebrate National Thank You Day on October 20, 2009 at the SM Mall of Asia Music Hall.

Ironic how we need this “National Thank You Day” just so we can have a “real” reason or purpose for saying the 2 most simple words known to man, THANK YOU. Do we really need it?

Go on… Say it… It can change the world. :]

P.S
I said Thank You to a friend one time and he said, “For what?” Well… that made me uncomfortable for saying it. LOL! Maybe its one of the reason why we don’t say it often, we think its OK.

Globe Super-Unli (Unlimited Call and Text for 5 days just for P150)

Saturday, September 19th, 2009

Finally, Globe gives us Super-Unli. What a perfect compensation for  students, lovers, people who are in a tight budget and for bummers (like me LOL)…

We can now enjoy unlimited texting AND calling to Globe/TM subscribers for only P150 for 5 days.

To subscribe to Super-Unli just follow these 3 easy steps:

Step 1- Load up (at least P151.00)
Step 2- Text SUPER150 to 2824
Step 3- Within 1 hour from registration, you will receive a confirmation message from Globe which will let you know that you can start using Globe SUPER-UNLI.

To enjoy Unlimited Calling:
Just change the 0 to 238 at the start of the Globe / TM number you are calling (eg 238917xxxxxxx).

*This promo is available for Globe Prepaid, Tattoo Prepaid and Postpaid subscribers
*For more inquires click here.

How did I heard about it? Thanks to Amor’s status in Facebook..:]]

P.S
This is not a sponsored post. Well, it’s my second time to post a globe promo so… Hello Globe!!!:))

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