World Malaria Day

Five years ago, Reyster Langit, the son of noted broadcaster Rey Langit, went to Singnapan, Rizal, Palawan to investigate a mysterious disease that was supposedly killing off members of the indigenous Tau’t Batu tribe residing in the area.

Tragically, Reyster and his companions also contracted the disease and died from it. The mysterious disease turned out to be malaria.

Here is the article that I wrote for thepoc.net regarding this disease:

Malaria: The Flying Scourge


My yayas are leaving....

Yayas (nannies) are essential for a working mom like me. I have a very active four year old boy and a 9 month old baby girl who is starting to stand up and try to walk. I try to attend to their needs as much as possible, but I do need help because I have to work too, both outside the home and in the home.

However, they have both expressed their desire to leave. My boy's yaya of more than 2 years said that she wants to take a breather from yaya duties and wants to go home to her hometown. My little girl's yaya for the past 9 months said she wants to go back to school.

It's certainly a pity, as I have gotten used to them. I was even thinking of inquiring about night classes for them so that they can have another career outside of domestic help when they leave us. Something they want, like maybe a secretarial or IT course or maybe a beauty course (of course, nothing as sosyal as a cosmetology school in Minnesota coz I can't afford that for them), something basic that they can use for furthering their own lives. Now the cosmetology course would be very useful if they want to set up a business in the near future. Persons wanting to have a haircut/hairstyle change or manicure/pedicure or makeup would always be around, whether it's in the countryside, the big city, or even if they decide to go abroad.

But for my yayas, that's all moot because they are already leaving.

iBlog6

I've been wanting to attend the Blogging Summit for the longest time, but there's always something else that I have to do. Big sigh. This year, I've marked it on my calendar, told hubby about it, and set aside Saturday so I can at least attend on one of the 2 days. I can't on Friday since it's a work day.

I am really looking forward to going!

Update (April 17, 2010): Wasn't able to attend on Saturday either. :( Still not meant for me, I guess. Maybe next year....

30 Questions

Since it's April Fool's Day, you'll have to wonder which of the answers are true and which are not!!! Got this meme from here.

1. Where is your cell phone? Table

2. Describe your boyfriend/girlfriend? Married!

3. Your hair? Brown

4. Your mother? Traditional

5. Your father? Gone

6. Your favourite item? Computer

7. Your dream last night? Elections

8. Your favourite drink? Juice

9. Your dream car? Functional

10. The room you are in? Bedroom

11. Your ex? None

12. Your fear? Hell

13. What do you want to be in 10 years? Successful

14. Who did you hang out with last night? Husband

15. What you're not? Model

16. The last thing you did? Nap

17. What are you wearing? Stripes

18. Your favourite book? Sheldon

19. The last thing you ate? Lunch

20. Your life? Interesting

21. Your mood? Confused

22. Your friends? Worldwide

23. What are you thinking about right now? Back

24. Your car? Toyota

25. What are you doing at the moment? Typing

26. Your summer? Home

27. What is on your TV? Nothing

28. When is the last time you laughed? Today

29. Last time you cried? Today

30. School? History!