Beware and Take Note


Is it all about the money?

A poem..

Ang kalimitan kaganapan sa mundo ay pera-pera lang.
Konti na lang siguro
Ang di nasisislaw sa pera sa panahon ngayon.
Kasi mahirap walang pera. Di mo mababayaran utang mo.
Di ka makakain ng tama at husto.
Di ka makabibili ng gamot mo. Wala kang pera sa bangko.
Mababa tingin sayo ng tao, kahit malapit sa buhay mo.

Kailan ba ako nagluho? Di ko matandaan.
Basta at may pera sila inaalala. Tulad ng nanay ko
Di ko masyado pino-problema pera.
Sana lang kung walang kailangan bayaran.

Okey lang kahit walang personal assets,
Pero pano pag dumating na si kamatayan.
Ma-momoroblema pa sila.
Paano ka ipalilibing? Walang ipon. Mangungutang pa sila?
Ah sa SSS may 20,000 yata dun. Arkila na lang ng ataol.
Pa-cremate para di pa magastos.
Bahala na siguro sila. Patay ka na.
Di ka na dapat mag problema.


My Grandchild


Canker Sores

Back when I was a little younger seldom did I have canker sores or 'singaw'. But as age started accumulating, I noticed that I get it almost every month. Now what gives?

I noticed that every time I ate too much junk or  if I am feeling too  tired, upset, nervous, anxious or just plain stressed. Having 'singaw' is debilitating. Eating is painful, as if your entire oral system is piercing in severe stinging sore.  What I routinely do is apply a pinch of  rock salt on the affected area. And what a distressing kind of  ooouuucchh.. I don't understand why it is that excruciatingly agonizing?

Surprisingly, even socialites do have canker sores. There's this popular site I just visited talking about the difficulties one suffer when canker sores attack,  and how she tries to manage the pain.  Her commenters  prescribed  different types of treatment. And I found it a whole lot useful to find remedies that I could try next time I have canker sores. And these are solcoseryl, oramedy ointment, debacterol which I understand you can only get from the dentist office and Kamilosan Spray, a natural remedy and which can be bought from  Ilog ni Maria or Mercury Drug.

Why Canker Sores?
The exact cause of most canker sores is unknown. Stress or tissue injury is thought to be the cause of simple canker sores. Certain foods -- including citrus or acidic fruits and vegetables (such as lemons, oranges, pineapples, apples, figs, tomatoes, and strawberries) -- can trigger a canker sore or make the problem worse. Sometimes a sharp tooth surface or dental appliance, such as braces or ill-fitting dentures, might also trigger canker sores.

Some cases of complex canker sores are caused by an underlying health condition, such as an impaired immune system; nutritional problems, such as vitamin B-12, zinc, folic acid, or iron deficiency; and gastrointestinal tract disease, such as Celiac disease and Crohn's disease
Are Cold Sores and Canker Sores the Same Thing?
No. Although cold sores and canker sores are often confused for each other, they are not the same. Cold sores, also called a fever blister or herpes simplex type 1, are groups of painful, fluid-filled blisters. Unlike canker sores, cold sores are caused by a virus and are extremely contagious. Also, cold sores typically appear outside the mouth -- usually under the nose, around the lips, or under the chin, while canker sores occur inside the mouth.
What Are the Symptoms of Canker Sores?

You may have a canker sore if you have: A painful sore or sores inside your mouth -- on the tongue, soft palate (the back portion of the roof of your mouth), or inside your cheeks. A tingling or burning sensation prior to the appearance of the sores. Sores in your mouth that are round, white, or gray in color, with a red edge or border.

Thanks to this site.



Some 350 million recorded cases of depression were recorded worldwide by the WHO.  Could this be seen as something like an epidemic already, or is there anything as  such? Haven't we all suffered from some form of depression at one time or another. So what is depression? Why do people get depressed?

Mood swings such as sadness without any reason, guilt feelings, unhappiness, and possessing generally negative thoughts over long periods of time can mean a person is depressed. Anybody can feel depressed after stressful incidents of   losing a love one, losing your  job, or sudden or prolonged illness. Other predisposing factors like, lack of sleep, drug or alcohol abuse, taking steroids or  certain thyroid conditions can sometimes lead to depression.

So how do we know if a person is depressed? What are the signs?

When a person is irritable, restless, agitated or has a difficult time concentrating; then losing interest in almost everything and having no energy at all, it could be that that person is depressed. Feeling unhappy, isolated and withdrawn can make a person feel hopeless.  And this feeling of hopelessness can or may lead to thoughts of death.

A helpline is what a depressed person needs. Someone to talk to, to confide in or a willing   shoulder to cry on,  could help alleviate this condition. So it is important that we recognize the signs.  To  take the time to reach out could sometimes mean life or death for someone.

How long has it been that someone in your circle seem to be in the dumps? Time to kindly find out. 



Could be many things to a whole lot of  different people.. depends on where they  are coming from.. How about you? What makes you happy?



Help can come in so many ways. It doesn't have to be money..