A hard day at work

Working with all the noise around me is kinda hard but I guess boys will be boys, no matter the age. With the video games on, why do they still need to talk it out with each other, like they are making the annotating their moves when they are in fact fighting each other? I wonder, do they outgrow this?

Argghhhhh, gotta stop and take a rest or my articles might all show my irritation, so help me I might smash the computer in two.

It's good to be back!

It's been almost a month since I have posted anything....I had to give blogging a respite...not because I wanted to but because I needed to. In my earlier post, I have shared that my son had an asthma attack again...and because like all mothers I needed to be sure, I took him to a PEDIA PULMONOLOGIST and now we are having a month-long symptoms monitoring because she is wondering why the attacks are getting more frequent.

He feels better, hasn't had any of the symptoms.....since I started the chart last Friday. This will give us the chance to really determine what triggers his asthma attack.

I will be updating my blog from here on.....and I guess my friends are welcoming me back.

It's good to be back!


I have been gone from blogging for almost 2 weeks….my son had an asthma attack and that left me little time to go online. Although asthma runs in the family, I have been told that once a child has reached the age of 7 and has not had an attack since then, then your scot-free….no more asthma for the rest of your life or until something triggers it again when one is older. My son is now 10 years old and unfortunately, this is his 2nd attack for this year. For the past 2 years, he hasn’t had one and I was getting complacent and definitely hopeful that it was forever gone. Worst luck for my son, it isn’t yet. I am certainly hoping that being active in sports and swimming will help. On my part being prepared is crucial and a must. Now, I realized that I have a need to get acquainted with it again after believing that there really was no need.

Here are some things I got on my recent research…I copied the exact text and have some comments on the side. To all parents who have or at one time had kids with asthma, feel free to add your comments, tips and advices.

What's bronchial asthma?

Bronchial asthma is a disease caused by increased responsiveness of the tracheobronchial tree to various stimuli. The result is paroxysmal constriction of the bronchial airways. Bronchial asthma is the more correct name for the common form of asthma. The term 'bronchial' is used to differentiate it from 'cardiac' asthma, which is a separate condition that is caused by heart failure. Although the two types of asthma have similar symptoms, including wheezing (a whistling sound in the chest) and shortness of breath, they have quite different causes.

Bronchial asthma is usually intrinsic (no cause can be demonstrated), but is occasionally caused by a specific allergy (such as allergy to mold, dander, dust). Although most individuals with asthma will have some positive allergy tests, the allergy is not necessarily the cause of the asthma symptoms. (And here I was thinking that all I have to do is know what his allergies are to be ready.)

Symptoms can occur spontaneously or can be triggered by respiratory infections, exercise, cold air, tobacco smoke or other pollutants, stress or anxiety, or by food allergies or drug allergies. The muscles of the bronchial tree become tight and the lining of the air passages become swollen, reducing airflow and producing the wheezing sound. Mucus production is increased. (If you’re kid is having an attack, there will be constant coughing which can make you feel helpless or wish you could just grab that cough out of your child.)

Asthma can develop at any age, but some children seem to outgrow the illness. (Like they said, if your child reaches the age of 7 and do not have any asthma attack afterwards then you can relax.)Risk factors include self or family history of eczema, allergies or family history of asthma. Typically, the individual usually breathes relatively normally, and will have periodic attacks of wheezing. Asthma attacks can last minutes to days, and can become dangerous if the airflow becomes severely restricted. Asthma affects 1 in 20 of the overall population, but the incidence is 1 in 10 in children. Asthma can develop at any age, but some children seem to outgrow the illness. Risk factors include self or family history of eczema, allergies or family history of asthma.

Bronchial asthma causes cough, shortness of breath, and wheezing. Bronchial asthma is an allergic condition, in which the airways (bronchi) are hyper-reactive and constrict abnormally when exposed to allergens, cold or exercise. (And when they cough, they really cough hard and long.)

Treatment is aimed at avoiding known allergens and controlling symptoms through medication. A variety of medications for treatment of asthma are available. People with mild asthma (infrequent attacks) may use inhalers on an as-needed basis. Persons with significant asthma (symptoms occur at least every week) should be treated with anti-inflammatory medications, preferably inhaled corticosteroids, and then with bronchodilators such as inhaled Alupent or Vanceril. Acute severe asthma may require hospitalization, oxygen, and intravenous medications.

Decrease or control exposure to known allergens by staying away from cigarette smoke, removing animals from bedrooms or entire houses, and avoiding foods that cause symptoms. Allergy desensitization is rarely successful in reducing symptoms.

You might also check if your child is allergic to the sea breeze because when my son was younger I used to bring him to the beach as I was told it relieves those with asthma but realized he got worse. I was told by his pediatrician that although it is a popular belief it does not necessarily mean that sea breeze will relieve colds for everyone. It can even worsen some, like what happened to my son. According to his pedia, swimming in the pool would be better as it can make sure his lungs grow stronger. Also, too much strenuous activity might not be good especially when he has a cold. But I do believe that it is a way to desensitize if you help your child become more active if he is not suffering from colds, its like you up the level of him being able to do strenuous activities.

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My bestfriend for so many years sent me and her circle this poem and I want to share this to everyone. I think both girls and boys have their own circle of friends, maybe this can help you show them how special they are to you. Thanks Ciela....here's to you and our years of friendship!


When I was little, I used to believe in the concept of one best friend,
and then I started to become a woman.

And then I found out that if you allow your heart to open up,
God would show you the best in many friends.

One friend is needed when you're going through things with your man.

Another friend is needed when you're going through things with your

Another will sit beside you in the bleachers as you delight in your
children and their activities.

Another when you want to shop, share, heal, hurt, joke, or just be.

One friend will say, "Let's cry together,"
another, "Let's fight together,"
another, "Let's walk away together."

One friend will meet your spiritual need,
another your shoe fetish,
another your love for movies,
another will be with you in your season of confusion,
another will be your clarifier,
another the wind beneath your wings.

But whatever their assignment in your life,
on whatever the occasion,
on whatever the day,
or wherever you need them to meet you with their gym shoes on and hair
pulled back, or to hold you back from making a complete fool of yourself ..
those are your best friends.

It may all be wrapped up in one woman,
but for many, it's wrapped up in several.
one from 7th grade,
one from high school,
several from the college years,
a couple from old jobs,
on some days your mother,
on some days your neighbor,
on others, your sisters,
and on some days, your daughters.

So whether they've been your friend for 20 minutes or 20 years,
pass this on to the women that God has placed in your life
to make a difference.

Chasing away the clouds

Although I have led a happy life, there were also days that I felt down and worse, when I wanted to simply give up. One of the best things that helped me aside from family and closest friends were my books....one special book was a gift from an aunt. The book is entitled Chasing Away the Clouds by Douglas Pagels and it basically helps you find your way through a dark moment in your life. Am glad that I always had this book with me because there had been a lot of reasons I needed a nudge or two like when I was feeling discouraged or when I was having a hard time accepting or dealing with the change. Over the years, I have learned that we all need a helping hand or a simple reassurance. We each have a different way of processing situations and reacting to it, we have different coping mechanisms. Me, I prefer to believe that we can overcome any situation, and that there is a new day for all of us, no matter what. And this book by Douglas Pagels played a part in that belief because his words and advices provided a much-needed blend of wisdom, care and optimism that will surely let you know that there is hope and a new day, and that everything will be okay.

Here is a poem from Douglas Pagels that I have read over and over again….it gave me strength when I was feeling so weak, it gave me love when I felt unloved, it showed me hope when I felt everything was over…I am sharing this poem with you and I hope that it will give you the encouragement it gave me, calm all your fears, and make you believe the mantra that there are brighter days ahead and yes, the morning sun is shining…just for you.


Difficulties arise in the lives of us all.
What is more important is dealing with
the hard times, coping with the changes,
and getting through to the other side
where the sun is still shining just for you.

It takes a strong person to deal with
tough time and difficult choices. But
You are a strong person. It takes ccourage.
But you possess the inner courage to see
you through. It takes being an active
participant in your life. But you are in
the driver’s seat, and you can determine
the direction you want tomorrow to go in.

Hang in there… and take care to see
that you don’t lose sight of the one
thing that is constant, beautiful, and
true: Everything will be fine ----and it
will turn out that way because of the
special kind of person you are.

So…beginning today and lasting a
lifetime through ---- hang in there, and
don’t be afraid to feel like the morning
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Passion for Reading

When talking about my passion for reading and my reading tastes, I always say that it is largely influenced by my Dad. When I started reading, it was love at first sight and since then I have not stopped reading. Some friends say I seemed to devour books because aside from the fact that I am never without one, I also read very fast. And most of the books I read are those that my Dad has read and recommended. I guess it’s because these are the books and authors I see at home.

Once I graduated from the nursery and children's books, I went on to read Bobbsey Twins; I went on to read Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys and realized I loved the mystery type books. The first fiction book from my Dad's that I read was the Godfather by Mario Puzo. And though I did not understand some of the terms, I was not hesitant about asking my aunt what they meant. There was a time that I read romance books like Mills and Boon, Harlequin and Silhouette books, in time I would return to the mystery, thriller type of books. So far some authors remain to be a favorite such as Puzo, Ludlum, Archer, discovered a love for new authors such as David Baldacci, Vince Flynn, Jon Land and Daniel Silva and Mary Higgins Clark. Oh, let us not forget that I also finished all the Harry Potter books.

When my brother sent his books I discovered a new genre that I also learned to love...I even now look for some of the David Gemmel and David Eddings books.

Yes my tastes vary a lot but essentially it is still reading. And I certainly believe that reading has taken me more places than watching TV has ever done. And that is one thing I hope my son also discovers.

Never risk driving without auto insurance

My friend’s brother was in a car accident recently. Unfortunately, he did not have auto insurance because he just got the car. His sister has been urging him to get one ASAP but because he can be pigheaded about some things, he did not do as instructed. Whew! At the end of the end, you would wish you could have done it but then it’s too late.

Some people think that whatever type of insurance is just a waste of money because it will not be used or that they will not be the one to get the money. Or they think that because they are careful, they will not need insurance. But that’s where you they are wrong. Once a police officer pulls you over, one of the things they will ask of you is the matter of your insurance. And if you do not have anything to produce then you can be sure you will get a bigger fine. This is because, in the US, the car insurance is the legal thing. Not having one is even illegal.

With the rising statistics of car accidents in the United States today, it is a must that every car owner has auto insurance. One has a lot of choices with the type of coverage you can receive such as: collision, bodily injury, property damage, personal injury protection, uninsured coverage, and comprehensive. Of course the amount of payment changes with the different type of protection you get. But if you’re doubtful about your capacity to pay the auto insurance, read on and find out which will be more costly in the long run. Get yourself a free quote from the leading provider of insurance online.

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Everyone dreams of getting their own cars. It’s easy to get one if you come from a rich family but for regular guys and gals like us, we have to work hard for it. Once you have the capacity to pay for a car it would be best to study ways on getting the best deal. Because you might not be able to pay cash and not all dealerships will allow you to get a car loan, it is better to look for a car loan that will work for you. One who will work hard to get you the best rates no matter where you plan to buy your car.

Taking a car loan is a tough decision that one should think hard about. If you have a partner, it should be talked about. This is because when you get an auto loan you are putting your car up as collateral. Meaning, if you are not able to pay back the lender they have the right to repossess your car. Unfortunately, you do not get back any of your payments which is a double loss, you do not have the car and you don’t get the payments back.

Online auto loans are not only easier to accomplish but also more efficient and cheaper as their interest rates are lower compared to dealerships. Also, if you are not sure if you qualify or how much you qualify for, you can try to find out by simply filling out an online form and you get a free auto loan quote.

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A day of TV

Very recently I got hold of the DVD of one of the Top 10 series in the US, the NCIS. It is actually a spinoff of JAG and created by the same creators of JAG, Donald Bellisario. NCIS stands for Naval Criminal Investigative Services. Its almost like CSI because it gathers forensic evidences to determine what really happened or how the crime occured in order that the correct perpetrator is apprehended.

I like it because of the humurous repartees between the characters. Although serious in its task to get to the bottom of the crime, the banters between the casts showcases a good relationship within the team.

Its now on its 6th season, and I hope they bring back the same characters...on the final episode of Season 5, thew character DiNozzo, David and McGee were transferred to other units. I wonder if they will have their own spinoffs or what. If not, I would rather ave them back in the team.

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