8.29.2008

have a chance to win up to $26 paypal money

Chikai of blogsilog will be celebrating her birthday on September 2. And she is currently holding a birthday contest.

Two winners will have $10 each and another winner will have $6.

Here's the simple rules to qualify for her game:

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1. Blog about this contest. You don’t have to write a lengthy post.
A few sentences will do.
At the bottom of your entry, list down all my blogs
and link them to their respective URLs.

2. Once you have published the entry on your blog,
let me know by leaving a comment on this post.
Remember, you can earn one entry per blog
so the more blogs you own, the more chances of winning!

3. And lastly, all entries should be in by
September 1 at 11:59pm (-7 GMT).
The names of the lucky winners will be
announced on September 2 (my bday!).
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Come. Join and get the chance to win extra shopping money!







8.28.2008

shocking moments

kapag walang pasok sa trabaho ako ay madalas na nasa bahay lang.
nagpapakadakilang asawa at ina sa aking anak.

nakagawian ko, na kapag kami ng aking anak ay nag-uusap, pinapagawa ko sa kanya lahat ng mga aksyon na alam na nyang gawin tulad ng align, apir, shakehand, pagmano, kiss, flying kiss at kung anu-ano pa. pinapabigkas ko rin sa kanya ang mga salitang alam na nya bigkasin.

isang araw ganito ang naging usapan naming mag-ina:

ME: anak sabihin mo nga mama
K.A.: mama
ME: papa
K.A.: papa
ME: lolo
K.A.: lolo
ME: lola
K.A.: lola
ME: darna
K.A.: darna
ME: happy
K.A.: happy
ME: ate
K.A.: sobra na!
ME: ngggggeeeeekkkkk!

hehehe. marunong na magreklamo ang anak ko

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ito pa. isang hapon, si K.A. takbo ng takbo paikot-ikot sa loob ng bahay.
biglang............ BLAAAG!
nadapa si baby at nagsabing:" Ay, Diyos ko!"

me: ha! anak ikaw ba yan?

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pagkalipas ng ilang minuto:

ME: anak sige nga ulitin mo ulit yon. ay, Diyos ko!
K.A.: hehe
ME: ay, Diyos ko!
K.A.: hehe
ME: ay, Diyos ko!
K.A.: aso....
ME: ngeeeekkkkk!

hehehe. sadyang napakasaya at napakasarap sa pakiramdam ang maging isang magulang. minsan habang tinuturuan ko si baby hindi ko namamalayan na ako din pala ay may natututunan sa kanya. minsan kapag nalulungkot ako parang may magic na kusa nalang gagawa ng eksena si baby para mapatawa nya ako.

ang galing noh! i am so proud of her.

8.27.2008

a tag: my bucket list

Here's my bucket list:

Write a list of 8 things you would like to do or accomplish before you die.

1. be a good wife to my husband
2. be a good mother to my daughter. hope to give her a good education. better future. happy life.
3. manage my own business
4. drive my own car
5. travel around the philippines & abroad with my hubby and K.A.
7. be a certified public accountant
8. be able to help my family, extended families, in-laws and friends in their financial needs in particular

Thank you jeanny for this tag.

Now, I am tagging sheng, dhey and purple ink.

another award...so love.love.love

another award to brighten up my day!


this time i got it from jeanny. thank you so much.

The Above recipients of the Brillante Weblog are welcomed to put the Logo on their personal blogs and have the honor of passing this award to seven other bloggers.

Here are the rules for passing on the award:

1. Put the logo on your blog

2. Add a link to the person who awarded you.

3. Nominate at least seven other blogs

4. Add links to those blogs on your blog

5. Leave a message for your nominee on their blog


Now, I am have the honor to pass the award to purple ink, jayme, odette, dhey, ibyang, toni and YOU (maging sino ka na man at pinili mong mapadpad sa aking blog).

Congratulations!

8.26.2008

my first ever award

YEPEEEEEEYYYYYYYY!!!!! I love it. I love it. I love it.

I am feeling so blessed today. My online buddies spent some of their quality time reading my blog and they appreciate and respect what I think and what I write in my little own world. One of my online angels, sheng of anything goes gave me an award. The first blog award I ever received in more than a year of blogging and I really do not expect it. My heart jumps in joy with this award. Thank you so much everyone for reading my post.

This is what sheng wrote about me:

“I love her writings, very true to life, very honest opinions about everything in the world, she loves her child, and more than any other things, she appreciates life's beauty even if things get rough. Go ahead, visit her site now.”

Thank you so much sheng! Sending you some hugs and kisses here!

I am truly a winner with this award -

Here’s the scoop on the award itself:

The Oops award was created and is to be given to bloggers who inspire others with their humor and their talents, also for contributing to the blogging world in whatever medium. When you receive this award it is considered a “special honor”. Once you have received this award, you are to pass it on to others.”

The rules for passing this honor on:

1) Pick 5 blogs that you would like to award this honor to.2) Each award has to have the name of the author and also a link to his or her blog to be visited by everyone.3) Each award winner has to show the award and put the name and link to the blog that has given her or him the award itself.4) Award-winner and the one who has given the prize have to show the link of “Oops” blog, so everyone will know the origin of this award.

I have to pick my 5 blogs, so here’s my list.

1. Purple Ink of purple scribbling
She is my first inspiration to go on blogging. I admire her in many ways. She has the passion in writing. She appreciates the beauty of life. She loves her hubby and her two kids very much.

2. Odette of little ms firefly
She’s is a Filipina married to kj. She is a craft master I known in the blogosphere. She is a very nice lady. I love her positive vibes and her crafts as well.

3. Jayme of all jayme
I love to read her writings. She’s a mother of two little angels-Jamaine and Kalia. I got tips from her writings especially about parenting/motherhood. Visit her blog now!

4. Dhey of at wit’s end
He is a kapampangan. I just love his sense of humor.

5. ibyang of a wife’s charmed life
She is a filipina living in Australia. I love her blog too. She loves posting pictures and writing about her experiences in Australia.

Cheers! You all guys deserve to have this award too.

You Would Make an Okay 1930's Wife

an overdue tag passed by sheng.

finally, i was able to do it.

and here it is:



You Would Make an Okay 1930's Wife



You have some of the attributes of an ideal 1930's wife... but you probably didn't intend it to be that way.

You don't buy into retro gender roles, though you do embrace your femininity at times.

A 1930's man may find you passable, but you probably wouldn't want anything to do with him.

thank you so much sheng for passing this tag.

8.22.2008

gratitude for the day

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True happiness is to enjoy the present,
without anxious dependence upon the future,
not to amuse ourselves with either hopes or fears
but to rest satisfied with what we have,
which is sufficient, for he that is so wants nothing.
The great blessings of mankind are with us
and within our reach.
A wise man is content with his lot,
whatever it may be,
without wishing for what he was not.
~Lucius Annaeus Seneca~
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Happiness comes when your work and words
are of benefit to yourself and others.
~ Buddha~
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Happiness is not having what you want,
but wanting what you have.
~ anonymous~
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Whoever is happy will make others happy, too.
~ Mark Twain~
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Reasons/things that made me so grateful today:

♥ a loving husband who loves & support me
♥ an adorable daughter who smiles and kisses me
♥ a family who continues to care for me
♥ a job that provides my financial needs
♥ friends who reminds me that I am so blessed
♥ online buddies who cheers up my day
♥ a long weekend ahead that will give me more bonding time with my family
♥ a ssssshhhhh… still a secret (blessings/goodies) to look forward….hehehe

happy weekend everyone!

8.21.2008

on babysitter issues...


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I am having a hard time in making the decision whether I have to fire out K.A.'s babysitter or let her stay with us for some more time. Aside from the fact that finding a new babysitter is not easy, I also pitied her because I know that she really needs to earn money for herself and for her family as well.

Hubby told me several times to ask my family in the province to ask my aunt (K.A.’s first nanny) to go back with us or just look for a new babysitter.

K.A’s current babysitter is been with us for more than three months now. She is indeed a very nice young lady and my baby K.A. already loves her.

Having my own rules & standard on how should be my baby will be taken care of; I briefed her and told her to follow my own rules.

Experience wise I know that she knows how to take care of a baby because she took care of her younger siblings and even nephew. Yet my hubby told me that she was raised in the way that cleanliness around the house was not properly observed.

For a while I just observed her on how things were being done.

Here are some of my few findings:

*Proper hygiene for my baby was not properly maintained as well as the cleanliness inside our house. Many times my baby got rushes because she was not properly taken cared of.

*She did not wash K.A’s clothes properly. Several times I find some traces of dirt on the wash clothes. And I suspected that maybe some of K.A.’s rushes were caused by that dirt and maybe some of the detergents left on it.

*She did not even clean the feeding bottle properly. I just observed one time that there are bubbles in my baby’s drinking water.

I conditioned myself to be patient enough.

I still patiently trained her and told her to observed cleanliness for my baby and inside the house.

I told hubby that we should clean the house before we go to the office and when we go home at night and just have a general cleaning during the weekend.

I just decided then that it is better if I do the laundry by myself every morning. And do the other laundry on the weekends.

I also took over the cleaning and sterilizing the feeding bottles.

For awhile, things seem to be ok. So I told hubby that finding new babysitter will be set aside and just give her chance to be with us until such time that she voluntarily say that she will go home to the province or find some other job. Anyway, she is indeed very nice to us. She is just a quiet type of person. She never reasons out or answers me back.

But last week, I observed that laziness strike her again. Proper hygiene for K.A. was again neglected. K.A. even felt so itchy that she scratched and scratched her body and head then sometimes cried and tried to pull her hair.

Then, just last weekend I caught her watching TV intensely while K.A. was busy playing and pulling cords and other stuff under the computer table near the electric socket.

I got angry as I seen that situation. And I told her to prioritize my baby among other things. But I still managed myself not to say that I am paying her to take care of my baby and not for her to just relax and see movies on television.

Now, the idea of finding new babysitter again comes into my mind. Yet I am still having a second thought. While I wanted my baby to be in good hand yet my willingness to help less fortunate people is also in my consideration.

I really don’t know what to do. Should I fire her now or give her one more chance? Please help.



8.19.2008

a time when I need to say a special prayer

Dear God,

Today, I kneel before you to ask for a blessing
for someone very close to my heart.
She is more than a friend.
She is more than a sister.
And she is more than a mother.

She is fine as everybody will see,
yet she is deeply frustrated and hurt.
She is really kind and down to earth.
She is so good more than anyone knows.
She loves more than anyone expects.
She helps more than anyone needs.
She provides things more than anyone asked.
Yet she never asked for anything in return.

Now, she is in need of your grace.
I know you know what she is thinking right now.
You know what really inside her heart.
You know what she is really needed
You know her more than anyone knows.

God, please shorten her suffering.
Please give her means to get all the things she is really needed.
Please give her protection against any sickness and against any evil.
Please give her peace of mind and the true happiness.

God, I truly love her so much.
I want to see her happier and more contented inside and out.
I ask this with my grateful heart. AMEN.

images: from the email forwarded to me

8.13.2008

naniniwala ka ba sa P-A-M-A-H-I-I-N?

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"Youth ages, immaturity is outgrown,
ignorance can be educated, and drunkenness sobered,
but STUPID lasts forever." -Aristophanes
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Pamahiin is the Tagalog word for superstitious belief or superstition. Superstitious belief, or superstition is the irrational belief than on object, or action, will influence the result of an event although the object, or action, and the event are totally unrelated. (Source here)
Ang mga Filipino ay likas na mapamahiin. Marami tayong mga pamahiin na hanggang sa ngayon ay pinaniniwalaan pa rin ng iba nating mga kababayan.

Hindi ako mapamahiing tao subalit kapag para sa anak ko napipilitan na rin lang akong sumunod.
Sabi nga wala namang mawawala kung paminsan-minsan ay susundin natin ang mga ito. Mahirap din naming magsisi dahil laging nasa huli.

Ilan lamang sa mga pamahiin na aking nalalaman ay ang sumusunod:

when you hear cats meowing loudly, merong buntis o mabubuntis sa bahay
*what??? Baka yong pusa ang mabubuntis!

kapag ang bata ay may birthmarks or sya ay pinanganak na maitim, ang mommy daw ate something dark like chocolates, liver, dinuguan, etc noong sya ay naglilihi
*hindi ko alam ang koneksyon pero baka nga naman

ang bata ay kailangan gupitan ng buhok kapag sya ay isang taong gulang na at itago o iipit sa libro ang kanyang unang ginupit na buhok
*sabi ng aking mother-in-law para daw maging matalino ang bata. Hindi ko alam kung totoo pero ginawa ko ito kay K.A.

ang bata daw kailangang gupitan ng kuko kapag isang buwang gulang na tapos balutin sa papel at ilagay ito sa may bintana o sa ilalim ng sahig kung kawayan ang inyong sahig
*ayon pa rin sa aking MIL, ito daw ay para makakapit agad ang bata kapag sya ay nadulas o nahulog

bawal maligo ng isang lingo ang bagong panganak kasi daw nakakabinat.
*ito ang pinakamahirap na naranasan ko pagkatapos kung manganak. Imagine, summer tapos one week ako hindi naligo tapos ayaw pa ako pahanginan. Whew! Pakiramdam ko para akong nasa pugon. Pero hindi makasuway kasi biyanan at asawa ko ang nagbabantay.

ang bata daw dapat nagbibigkis hanggang anim na buwan para hindi madaling kabagin at hindi lumaki ang tiyan
*buti nalang ang aking naging OB-GYNE at ang pediatrician ni K.A. ay naniniwala rin sa bigkis kaya hindi nila ako napagalitan noong nakikita nilang nakabigkis ang bata kapag dinadala ko sa clinic. Nakatulong din ito para maproteksyunan ang kanyang pusod.

pahiran ng laway ang bata para iwas usog o simpleng magsabi ng “pwera usog”
*medyo unhygienic nga lang pero totoo sya. Noong maliit pa si K.A. ay makailang ulit syang nausog ng aking bunsong kapatid at ng kanyang lola dahil sila ay natutuwa sa pagiging chubby ni K.A. Tapos last new years eve nausog si K.A habang kami ay nasa probinsya. Hindi talaga sya tumigil sa kakaiyak ng malakas hanggat hindi namin nahanap kung sino ang nakausog sa kanya. Ang aking asawa ay malakas din makausog lalo na kapag sya ay sobrang pagod o kaya ay gutom.
(see further explanations here )

lagyan ng kapirasong sinulid o papel sa noo ang bata kapag ito ay sinisinok
*hindi ko alam kung ito ay makakatulong pero ang aking ginagawa ay pinaiinom ko nalang ng tubig

maglagay ng bawang sa bintana kapag may buntis o may batang wala pang binyag
*sabi ng tatay ko hindi raw totoo ang aswang kasi matanda na raw sya pero hindi pa sya nakakakita nito. Pero ako totoo man sya o hindi ayoko pa ring makakita. DUWAG kaya ako!

maglagay daw ng tatlong tingting sa ilalim ng higaan ng baby kapag iniwan ng walang tao ang bahay para hindi sya palitan ng aswang doon
*ito ang bagay na pinagawa sa akin noong wala pang binyag si K.A. pero sa tuwing ginagawa ko ito ay kinikilabutan talaga ako ng husto. Hindi ko alam kung bakit.

huwag paglaruin ng manika ang bata hanggat hindi pa ito nagsasalita para makapagsalita sya ng mas maaga
*hindi ko alam kung ito ay totoo o sadyang sabi-sabi lang. si K.A. ayaw pa rin paglaruin ng manika ng kanyang tatay hanggang sa ngayon.

huwag paliguan ang bata kapag martes at biyernes para sila ay hindi magkasakit
*sabi pa rin ng aking biyanan at ng ilang mga nakatatanda sa amin ay totoo daw ito. Kaya hindi ko rin pinapaliguan si baby sa mga araw na ito mabuti na ang sumunod kaysa magsisi sa huli. Anyway, dalawang araw lang naman sa isang linggo.

huwag kumanta habang nagluluto kasi daw makakapag-asawa ng matanda
*para sa akin hindi totoo yan kasi hindi naman matanda ang aking napangasawa. Wala syang konek.

kapag binunutan ng puting buhok lalo daw ito dadami
*hindi ko alam ang koneksyon. Paanong dadami kung inaalisan mo na nga? Pero sa ngayon uso na ang hair dye kaya hindi na problema yang bunut-bunot na yan.

bawal magwalis sa gabi kasi itinataboy daw ang grasya
*paano ako hindi magwawalis kung ang dumi-dumi na ng sahig? Ayoko kaya ang may naaapakan akong dumi sa bahay. Saka gabi na ako dumarating ng bahay kaya wala akong choice kundi sa gabi magwalis. Kawawa naman anak ko kung lagi madumi ang bahay baka kagatin sya ng langgam o ipis.

kapag may kasambahay na umalis ng bahay habang may kumakain kailangan daw iikot ang pinggan para walang mangyaring masama sa kanya
*hindi ko ginagawa ito. Kahit kasi iikot mo yong plates kung tatanga-tanga ka pa rin paglabas mo siguradong disgrasya abot mo.

bawal maggupit ng kuko sa gabi kasi may maaga daw mamatay sa parents
*siguro ang dahilan kung bakit bawal itong gawin dati dahil madilim, lampara lang ang ilaw nila noon.

bawal magpautang o magbayad sa gabi dahil mawawala daw ang swerte
*minsan ang caretaker namin ayaw kunin ang bayad namin for rental or utilities kapag gabi na ako nagbabayad kasi daw malas. Pero ginigiit ko kapag kami naputulan ng tubig o kuryente dahil hindi nakabayad yon ang mas malas.

bawal isukat ang damit pangkasal dahil hindi ito matutuloy
*nakakatawa kasi ang nangyari sa aking kasal eh medyo masikip ang aking gown. Buti nalang mabilis din nilang nagawan ng paraan para maisuot ko ito.

tumalon ng tatlong beses kapag bagong taon para tumangkad
*hehehe. Noong bata pa ako makailang beses ko itong ginawa pero pandakikay pa rin ako hanggang ngayon.

Ikaw, naniniwala ka ba sa mga pamahiin? Meron ka bang alam na iba pang pamahiin? Maaari mo bang ibahagi sa amin?

8.08.2008

off for the weekend...

thanks GOD it's friday!
it is not a favorable week for me because i have so many rants running in my head. but i restrained myself from writing it here because it will bring no good to me as well as to all the persons who may stumble upon my blog.
i am looking forward for a nice weekend ahead.
but before i bid goodbye for this week, please allow me to greet a HAPPY 4th BIRTHDAY to baby K who will celebrate it tomorrow, august 9. K is a very handsome son of my friend ate L of purplescribbling & her hubby kuya R.
hugs and kisses to him sis. i hope he and baby Y are both feeling better now so they can enjoy the party.
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wishing everyone a happy weekend!



8.06.2008

i want.he wants.she loves.

i want to have this nokia camera phone...
~~ so i can take lot of pictures of my baby & hubby.
~~ so i can take video when K.A. try to dance and sing during commercial breaks


he wants a car...
~~ so we can go home to our province hassle free
~~ so we can start buy and sell business

she loves winnie the pooh...

~~ she used to enjoy playing her new toy

~~ a stuff toy given to her by our officemate.


photo credits to: here, here and here

8.05.2008

BHE is my man

I just found this tag from javaqueen and I stole it. I love my man kaya feel ko sumagot ng meme na ito.

1. What is his name? I call him Bhe but when K.A. arrived I start calling him Papa.

2. Who eats more? Of course me. harharhar. Nagmalaki pa!

3. Who said, “I love you” first? He said it first. Nagpakipot pa ako kunwari. hehehe

4. Who is taller? Definitely, he is taller than me. I can’t imagine our baby if I choose to have a man that is shorter than me. Lahing unano ang aabutin namin. harharhar

5. Who drives most when you are out together? We do not have our own car. nagcocommute lang kami kapag lumalabas.

6. Who is more sensitive? Were both sensitive. Pero mas madalas akong umiyak. mababaw lang ang luha ko.

7. Who does the laundry? I usually do the laundry. But hubby do it during the weekend if he feels that I really need some rest. When i was pregnant sya rin ang tagalaba, ganyan nya ako kaalaga. kahit gusto kong maglaba pinipilit nyang sya na lang.

8. Who sleeps on the right side of the bed? Me. What does it mean? Sino ba dapat nakahiga sa kaliwa o sa kanan.

9. Who pays the bills? He used to do it. Yon ang kanyang assignment akin ang rental.

10. Who cooks more? He does when he likes but most of the time I am the cook.

11. Who is more stubborn? Both.

12. Who is the first to admit they are wrong? Both. depende lang sa mood namin.

13. Who has more siblings? We are equal. I have 1 sister and 4 brothers. He has 2 brothers and 3 sisters.

14. Who wears the pants in the relationship? I think we share them. may mga sitwasyon na sya ang kailangan magdesisyon at minsan naman merong sitwasyon na ako ang kailangan magdesisyon.

15. What do you like to do together? Watch movie. Sleep. Play with K.A.

16. Who eats more sweets? Me.

17. Guilty Pleasures? Nothing!

18. How did you meet? We were classmates during high school. But our relationship just started after we graduated college. when we were classmate, wala talaga kaming idea na kami pala ang magkakatuluyan.

19. Who asked whom out first? He does.

20. Who kissed who first? He kissed me first of course. Kakahiya naman kung unahan ko sya!

21. Who proposed? No proposal. dala ng mga tsismosang kababayan napilitang ipatawag ng tatay ko ang mga magulang nya at pag-usapan ang tungkol sa kasal. pero dahil ayaw ko pa mag-asawa ng mga panahon na yon dahil hindi pa kami handa financially & emotionally, nagdesisyon kami na magpakasal after 2 years.

22. His best features and qualities? He is handsome and a very kind person. He never smokes but sometimes he drinks.

23. Tag some peeps. I tag the following people to do this meme:

WHO EVER LOVES TO DO IT!

it's all about me: another tag

I was tagged by Jeanny of startin' a new life too.

Oh! i just found out few minutes ago that sheng of anything goes also tagged me this.

Thank you guys. I'll try my best to do this.



The object is to complete each of the following snippets.

I have included the blank ones at the end of this post so they can easily be copied and pasted.

I am: so lucky to received a lot of blessings in life
I think: a lot of people will be happy if we all have enough money
I know: i still have a lot of things to do
I have: so many ideas playing in my mind but unable to write it down here because i fear of being charge of libel or being terminated from my work
I wish: that all my wishes come true
I hate: plastic and selfish people
I miss: my father, siblings, nieces, nephews & in-laws (no pretentions here because they are indeed very kind to me)
I fear: of losing any of my loveones
I hear: the sounds of my keyboard while i am typing
I smell: the food being serve by the caterer here at the office
I crave: for a chocolate cake
I search: a lot in google
I wonder: what will i be 10 or 20 years from now
I regret: on not having my professional license yet
I love: my husband and my baby a lot
I ache: every time i skipped my meals
I am not: good in writing
I believe: in GOD, the Father Almighty...
I dance: when nobody is watching
I sing: when i let my baby fall asleep
I cry: easily when i got hurt or see sad scene
I fight: for my rights and for the rights of my loveones
I win: my husband's heart
I lose: money in betting lotto
I never: have a chance to go inside a bar
I always: kiss and say "i love you" to my husband and my baby
I confuse: myself everytime i hear something i don't understand
I listen: to disco music to lift up my spirit
I can usually be found: in front of my pc at the office or just playing around with K.A. while at home
I am scared: in the dark
I need: enough rest
I am happy about: all the blessings i have right now
I imagine: myself and K.A. and husband traveling around the world
I tag: everyone who loves to do it!

Yes! Finally i'm done!

Looks like a questioner given to the applicants applying for a job. harharhar

Oh, and here are the blanks:
I am:
I think:
I know:
I have:
I wish:
I hate:
I miss:
I fear:
I hear:
I smell:
I crave:
I search:
I wonder:
I regret:
I love:
I ache:
I am not:
I believe:
I dance:
I sing:
I cry:
I fight:
I win:
I lose:
I never:
I always:
I confuse:
I listen:
I can usually be found:
I am scared:
I need:
I am happy about:
I imagine:
I tag:

on vaccination.....

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Where do you go to have your baby vaccinated? Do you go to the private clinic and let the pediatrician do it for your baby or you just go and fall in line in the barangay health center?

For me, money wise I think it is more reasonable to have it only in the health center. But based on my observations health center where flooded with lots of patients that resulted to have shortage in the vaccines. Some health workers also have favoritism on who they want to be vaccinated first that is usually in favors to their relatives.

So for my baby’s vaccination needs I preferred it to be done by the pediatrician in their private clinic. As a first time mom, I mostly relied on the pediatrician’s advice. I am more comfortable to have my baby vaccinated by a professional or by the person who have a special knowledge about it. I also save my time from falling in line waiting to be served.

I am not after the money but I am after the safety of my unica hija. I know prevention is better than cure.

I am so lucky that the pediatrician I got for K.A. never gets tired explaining to me about every vaccine she needs to inject to K.A. nor never get tired answering all my questions concerning the health of my baby. She even offered to me free consultations over the phone or text messages most especially in times of emergency.

She also told me before hand, “ang bakuna pinag-iipunan”. With a lot of vaccines that my baby should undergo, I really need to keep myself prepared financially.

I also did some research about every vaccine that she injected and needs to be injected to my baby.

To name some of the vaccines, we have the Hepatitis vaccine, the Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccine against tuberculosis, the PENTA vaccine that is used to prevent five diseases which are the diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), Haemophilus Influenza type b (DPT-Hib) and Poliomyelitis (polio), the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccines and the Invasive Pneumococcal Disease (IPD) vaccine.

But the IPD vaccine in particular caught my attention. Not only because it is very expensive but also because I never heard it before so I really don’t have any idea what does it mean. I talked to some of my neighbors who are also a mother themselves about it but they tend to asked me back same question.

K.A. was scheduled to have it this coming October. So I really need to know about it before her schedule come. As my own policy, ignorance is not a valid reason or excuse for any mistake that I may have.

Google as usual rescued me. I found this article from sun star cebu. It was stated there that the Invasive Pneumococcal Disease (IPD) is a deadly disease caused by a common bacterium Streptococcus pneumoniae, which can attack different parts of the body. To read the whole article, just click this link.

I am learning a lot of things from my own experience. But I know I still have to learn more about parenting.

Wika nga, marami pa akong kakaining bigas!