Gaining back a Long Weekend Holiday

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Are you a kind of person jump ups a long holiday weekend trips but feel discomfort the thought of going back to work? 

With a long weekend holidays is full of action,  work can be soon become a distant memory and might take a little of your energy and enjoyment to throw away your holiday and bring back in action. Though sometimes we need a long weekend rest to prep oneself up in advance for the real life. All the days of leisure and relaxation during a holiday can set a working mode on a snooze button of pushing and prodding to get one moving. Nevertheless, an early mental back up can save your agony of facing a post-holiday blues and leave you feeling renewed with vigor and enthusiasm.

Eventually, I read this very helpful tips to regain from a long trips holiday.

Recharged Self

An extended weekend can most often leave you high and dry, a feeling that can be really too hard to shoo away! The best way to fight these long weekend blues is to leave your holiday-spirit back home and get back to your working gear with renewed gusto. Easier said than done, it might take every bit of your will to shake off the holiday dust and get back to work. However, doing so will possibly save you the trouble of facing working blues, like missed appointments, pending work and poor concentration. A long holiday is meant to leave you high on energy. So, instead of wishing away your work, just head for it with a renewed vigor and enjoy the difference.

The Next Trip
Sometimes, all it takes to get back to work with full force is planning for a new vacation and forgetting the old one! This might not make sense to you initially, but it actually helps you to beat the weekend blues. If you have just returned from a long weekend and are feeling down the drain, just call up your travel agent or log on to your favorite travel website and plan your next holiday. This activity is likely to leave you with a renewed sense of thrill and make your work look like more of fun rather than burden!

The Neat Way
Overcoming a long weekend holiday may be a struggle, more so when you are left with a cluttered workspace at office. A messy, office desk can be really off-putting and put your spirit on the dumps. It is best to begin your day by tidying up your space, shelves and files and cleaning up the mess. You can use your renewed vigor to get rid of the cobwebs of vacation, literally though. Coming back to a clutter-free workspace can fill you with a renewed spirit that can boost your efficiency in many ways.

Walk It Out
You have probably heard it million times and here it goes again - nothing beats the blues out of you than a physical jog or a brisk walk. Reason, exercise is known to boost blood flow, thereby leaving you more active and feeling more fresh and upbeat. This is likely to help you focus better and get rid of holiday stress faster.

Inside Story
Inspite of everything else you continue to feel down and long for another vacation anytime soon, it is probably time for you to chuck the despair and move on. Evaluate and assess questions like is your job is fulfilling enough, is your job providing enough impetus for growth and more. If all the answers are negative, packs your bags and move on towards something more exciting and invigorating!

Discover the World of Heritage Site

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Have you heard about Bahai Garden and Shrine in Haifa, Israel? Well, if not then I will give you some information about this famous and amazing garden in Haifa. Actually, I haven't been here but I will make sure to visit this garden before I leave the country.
Front Area of Bahai Garden
Nowadays, Haifa City of Israel is famous of anything because of Bahai Garden and Shrine on the slope of Mt. Carmel. Almost half of all tourist of Haifa go there just to see the garden, now called a World of Heritage Site. As to speak , tour are free but you need to call in advance to join of the groups that either up or down the mountain.
Explore the Bahai Garden Terraces

These garden compromise a staircase of nineteen terraces extending all the way to Mt. Carmel. The golden domed Shrine of the Bab (meaning the "door") the resting place of the Prophet-Herald of the Bahai Faith, stands on the central terrace, looking across they cay towards Akko. While different parts of the garden offer a variety experiences , the speak in a common languages of graveled paths, hedges and flowers beds groomed and nurtures by dedicated gardeners. When you walk through the garden seems like you are walking through the garden of Eden. The gardens frame panoramic views of the city, the Galilee Hills and the Mediterranean Sea.
Going up to Bahai Shrine with over 700 steps

If you lose your passport on Holiday

Passport is your most important possession while you're abroad so its vital that you know where it is at all times. To keep it secure while you're on the move, put it in a zipped pocket close to your body and then lock it in the hotel's safe or somewhere secure if you're self catering. If it gets lost report it to the local police and get a report. Or contact your embassies or consulate, where you'll be asked to provide the police report and fill in froms to cancel the passport. Depending on your travel plans and where you are in the world, you'll be issued with an emergency passport unfortunately, you'll have to pay some replacement fee on the spot for applying the emergency passport. 

 To avoid the hassle, check your passport if it is valid for the duration of your trip plan. Leave a photocopy of the page which shows your personal details and passport number with a family member and keep a spare copy with you.

Discover the youngest country on Earth

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Do you know that New Zealand is the youngest country on Earth?  Facts  it has New Zealand was the land mass on earth to be discovered making it the youngest country. 

My cousin is working there and she keep telling me that New Zealand is a beautiful country to live. It has an awesome landscape, lush forest , amazing wildlife and pleasant climate make it a haven for many outdoor activities, and a great place to unwind. It is a diverse society, sophisticated and multicultural. People are friendly and honest. 

If you are a nature lover, New Zealand is pure in natural environment that attract so many visitors from other countries. They have many different landscapes, environment, and ecosystems so close to each other. You will discover the beauty of nature and you won't regret if your planning to have a vacation to this beautiful amazing country.

Golden Rules in Giving Emergency Care

Sunday, May 23, 2010

As a caregiver I have to learn some basic things for giving an emergency care. I should be aware what I have to do and not to do to save somebody's life.

Here are the thing on what to do:

1. Do obtain consent, when possible.
2. Do think the worst;it's best to administer first aid for the gravest possiblity.
3. Do remember to identify yourself to the victim.
4. Do provide comfort and emotional support.
5. Do respect the victim's modesty and physical privacy.
6. Do be as calm and as direct as possible.
7. Do care for the most serious injuries first.
9. Do keep onlookers away from the injured person.
10. Do handle the victim to a minimum.
11. Do loosen tight clothing.

What not to do

1. Do not let the victim see his/her injury.
2. Do not leave the victim alone except to get help.
3. Do not assume that the victim's obvious injuries are the only one.
4. Do not make any unrealistic promises.
5. Do not trust the judgement of a confused victim and require them to make decision.

3 ways to beat a migraine

Hey guys, are you suffering migraine? Here are three ways to beat a migraine.

* Avoid peanuts , cheese and red wine - all these are common to triggers your migraine.

* Try the muscle relaxing, take a 300mg tablet anti -stress mineral magnesium daily.

* Get an osteopath to check your spine and back, as problems here can cause migraines.

Just try, there's no harm in trying. Have a nice day!

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Saturday, May 22, 2010

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David Letterman on Filipinos

Thursday, May 20, 2010

I read this article of David Letterman on Filipinos. I don't know if you are familiar with his late night TV talks show sometime ago  when he used the Top 10 Reason why there couldn't be Filipino-American US President? He aired this on his talk show with out asking any permission by an unknown Filipino author. Imagine the author is Filipino-American. Perhaps if Letterman ask him, definitely that Filipino-American made a fortune. In fact, when it was aired  there were million of viewers who regularly followed his show.

However, showing this joke many Filipino-Americans were very happy by Letterman using of his joke. They exclaimed that it certainly shows we are an emerging group. In this diverse society it was an honor to be featured in Dave's famous TV show. Actually when I read  this , it's not to humiliate my countrymen but it really made me laugh.LOL! 

Here is the Top 10 Reasons Why There Couldnt Be a Filipino-American US President.

10. The White House is not big enough for in-laws and extended relatives.
9. There are not enough parking spaces at the White House for 2 Honda Civics, 2 Toyota Land Cruisers, 3 Toyota Corollas, a Mercedes Benz, a BMW , and an MPV (My Pinoy Van).
8. Dignitaries generally are intimidated by eating with their fingers at State dinners.
7. There are too many dining rooms in the White House -where will they put the picture of the Last Supper?
6. The White House walls are not big enough to hold a pair of giant wooden spoon and fork
5. Secret Service staff wont respond to psst… psst or hoy….hoy…hoy…
4. Secret Service staff will not be comfortable driving the presidential car with a Holy Rosary hanging on the rear view mirror, or the statue of the Santo Nino on the dashboard.
3. No budget allocation to purchase a Karaoke music-machine for every room in the White House.
2. State dinners do not allow Take Home.
1. Air Force One does not allow overweight Balikbayan boxes!!!

What to do if you think someone is having a heart attack?

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

myocardial infarction - Myokardinfarkt - schemeImage via Wikipedia
Working with elderly people is not an easy job. Sometimes , you thought they are alright and then suddenly, you noticed they are pale and cannot breath. As a caregiver, its my responsibility to look after them and be aware on what's going on with their health.. So, if I think someone is having a heart attack the first thing I have to do .. Look out for symptoms such as severe chest pain, breathlessness, nausea, giddiness, sense of panic and doom, cold skin, and blue lips. If it is possible, sit them in a supported position with their knees bent.. Then call for an ambulance and say you suspect a heart attack. Then, give the medicine they may have for an existing heart problem.
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A few facts about being illegal in other countries

Monday, May 17, 2010

Correct me if I'm wrong. You can enter illegally in any other country :

* If you cross the Mexican border you pay a fine and are deported, the second time you are jailed for up to 10 years.

* If you cross the French border you are fined, jailed and then deported.

* If you enter England illegally you are fined 10,000 and deported

* If you enter Italy illegally you are fined 13000 Euro and deported

 * If you cross the North Korean border illegally you get 12 years hard labor

* If you cross the Iranian border illegally you are detained indefinitely

* If you cross the Afghan border illegally, you get shot.

*  If you cross the Saudi Arabian Border illegally you will be jailed.

* If you cross the Chinese border illegally you may never be heard from again.

* If you cross the Venezuelan border illegally you will be branded a spy and your fate will sealed.

* If you cross the Cuban border illegally you will be thrown into political prison riot.

* If you cross the U.S. border illegally you get :
1. job
2. A drivers license
3. Social Security Guard
4. Welfare
5. Food Stamps
6. Credit Cards
7. Subsidized or a loan to buy a house
8. Free Education
9. Free Health Care
10. A lobbyist in Washington
11. Billions of dollars worth of public documents printed in your language
12. The right to carry your country's flag while you protest that you don't get enough respect.

Credit : Marty of Welcome to a beautiful Oregon 

Are you thinking for a cruise?

Sunday, May 16, 2010

MS Majesty of the Seas, one of Royal Caribbean...Image via Wikipedia
Cruise ship or cruise is a passenger ship used for pleasure voyages, where the voyage itself and the ship amenities are part of experience.

Now more than ever, people are discovering the all-inclusive pleasure of a cruise vacation. Cruising is the best vacation value and there are a lot of cruise ship company offers to suit every taste in every budget. Your cruise fare includes your meals, stateroom accommodations, on-board activities, entertainment and transportation from port to port. Families, friends, couple, singles and honeymooners alike are sailing away for the vacation of their dreams, and eliminating the hassles of planning a vacation. A cruise is one convenient vacation where you won't have to worry about catching your next flight as you travel from one destination to another, packing and unpacking your bags or making dinner or nightclub  reservations. 

I would love to book for a cruise someday because this is the vacation I ever, ever dream to do.

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Imagine a World Without Filipinos

Thursday, May 13, 2010

I stumbled this article written by an Arab.

Imagine a world without Filipino
Abdullah Al-Maghlooth/Al-Wathan

Muhammad Al-Maghrabi became handicapped and shut down his flower and gifts shop business in Jeddah after his Filipino workers insisted on leaving and returning home. He says: “When they left, I felt as if I had lost my arms. I was so sad that I lost my appetite.”

Al-Maghrabi then flew to Manila to look for two other Filipino workers to replace the ones who had left. Previously, he had tried workers of different nationalities but they did not impress him. “There is no comparison between Filipinos and others,” he says. Whenever I see Filipinos working in the Kingdom, I wonder what our life would be without them.

Saudi Arabia has the largest number of Filipino workers — 1,019,577 — outside the Philippines. In 2006 alone, the Kingdom recruited more than 223,000 workers from the Philippines and their numbers are still increasing. Filipinos not only play an important and effective role in the Kingdom, they also perform different jobs in countries across the world, including working as sailors. They are known for their professionalism and the quality of their work.

Nobody here can think of a life without Filipinos, who make up around 20 percent of the world’s seafarers. There are 1.2 million Filipino sailors.

So if Filipinos decided one day to stop working or go on strike for any reason, who would transport oil, food and heavy equipment across the world? We can only imagine the disaster that would happen.

What makes Filipinos unique is their ability to speak very good English and the technical training they receive in the early stages of their education. There are several specialized training institutes in the Philippines, including those specializing in engineering and road maintenance. This training background makes them highly competent in these vital areas.

When speaking about the Philippines, we should not forget Filipino nurses. They are some 23 percent of the world’s total number of nurses. The Philippines is home to over 190 accredited nursing colleges and institutes, from which some 9,000 nurses graduate each year. Many of them work abroad in countries such as the US, the UK, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait and Singapore.

Cathy Ann, a 35-year-old Filipino nurse who has been working in the Kingdom for the last five years and before that in Singapore, said she does not feel homesick abroad because “I am surrounded by my compatriots everywhere.” Ann thinks that early training allows Filipinos to excel in nursing and other vocations. She started learning this profession at the age of four as her aunt, a nurse, used to take her to hospital and ask her to watch the work. “She used to kiss me whenever I learned a new thing. At the age of 11, I could do a lot. I began doing things like measuring my grandfather’s blood pressure and giving my mother her insulin injections,” she said.

This type of early education system is lacking in the Kingdom. Many of our children reach the university stage without learning anything except boredom.

The Philippines, which you can barely see on the map, is a very effective country thanks to its people. It has the ability to influence the entire world economy.

We should pay respect to Filipino workers, not only by employing them but also by learning from their valuable experiences.

We should learn and educate our children on how to operate and maintain ships and oil tankers, as well as planning and nursing and how to achieve perfection in our work. This is a must so that we do not become like Muhammad Al-Maghrabi who lost his interest and appetite when Filipino workers left his flower shop.

We have to remember that we are very much dependent on the Filipinos around us. We could die a slow death if they chose to leave us.

A place where my heart is

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

I was an avid chatter for about three years of a mobile networking group wherein mostly group of chatters are Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW). The discussion in the chatroom  always caught my attention about worst places to work for it somehow connects the real life in me. For three years chatting and I made friends and we shared stories, I asked myself what pushes like me to leave our country to work despite the imminent danger awaits for us in a far away land.

Despite everyday news headline that tells all kind of abuses and discrimination hounding Filipino workers abroad, seeing hopeful job applicants queuing for a possible job abroad is an ordinary fare of in most job placement agencies. There are those who are gone abroad and once fell victims of abuses  await their fate that someday, to return again and try new luck a new. Perhaps no amount of danger and setback can prevent Filipino's resiliency or maybe, it's their empty stomach that forced them to be braved amidst adversities waiting abroad. While there are those happy and success stories shared by a handful OWFs who had gone abroad, however unfortunate and sad experiences still painted that overall situation of Filipinos working in foreign land. Domestic helper getting raped by their employer, unpaid salary, racial discrimination, breached of employment of contract and occupational hazards seems like a recurring nightmare that haunts every Filipino desiring for work abroad.

Like me, I used to protect my country when my employer discriminated it. However, deep within me I get angry and irritated and feel sorry myself the pathetic situation in the Philippines. Filipino professional are almost gone owe it to lack of opportunity back home, while those still studying are gradually focusing to their choice of destination-abroad. Can you blame of desiring a better future?Certainly not. Our government has managed to run into Philippines economy into the ground and they aren't enough job opportunities to go around in the Philippines.  Its definitely splits our families, which often, results in breakup of our families. It leaves children behind growing up without mother, father or parents. ?

I love my country and my desire of working remains the same only that the same opportunity remains elusive. Leaving ones family for abroad is a bitter pill to swallow. But while there are lives depending on you, hopes and dreams to fulfill, toiling away from home must continue though remain hopeful that someday, better opportunity is within reach in a place where my heart is home.

Tips for your Eyes

Spending too much time at the computer (like us) can leave our eyes with a burning sensation. Have you noticed that?

If you're looking intently at your computer screen for long periods and you're not blinking or wiping tears across the eye this can lead to dry eye symptoms according to optometrist Brian Tompkins. He said to try blinking every time you hit enter or escape and use lubricating eye drops.

Here are some reasons Of Eye fatigue caused due to computers

There are  plenty of reasons for Eye fatigue caused due to Overuse of computers. Here  goes some serious reasons :
1. Computer Users have a fixed posture which keeps The upper Body Fixed for a long Period of time.
2. Continuously Gazing to a Nearby object (the computer Monitor ) leads to convergence Fatigue.
3. The Eye Muscles Do not Get Much opportunity to Move.The Shoulders are kept at a Fixed place which Affects the eyes as well.
4. Overhead office lights and other light Sources Falling on the Computer Screen causes Glares.These glares have an Adverse Effect on your Eye pupils.
5. In general a person blinks 15-20 Times a Minute.But when you are Working in the computer the Blink rate reduces to 5-10 times Per minute due to Continuous staring and Concentration.In the Absence of Adequate Blinking Eyes become Dry and Irritated.
6. Working Too much on computers at night Might affect your Sleep as well.

Check your Workstation for Eye Constraints

Eye stress can be considerably reduced if we adopt to the correct environment at our workplace. Also Sticking to a Schedule and Being more disciplined at work is by far the Most necessary constraint to reduce any kind of Physical stress and strains. Here are some Exercises that Helps to reduce Eye fatigue while you are working for long hours infront of the computer.

Ensure Adequate Light : When we do not provide enough light for the eyes to do their job, we are adding additional and unnecessary strain on the eyes. Be sure to use light bulbs with enough wattage (min 40 Watt for a Moderate room )

Keep your monitors Below Eye level : The monitor should be Ideally placed 5 to 9 inches below Eye level.This causes your Eyelids downward thus maintaining a healthier Blink rate.Adjust The Height of your Seat : For Best Results adjust The seat of the Computer Chair so that the Middle of the computer Screen Is 20 Degrees Below Eye level.

Screen distance and Monitor Positions : The Screen Should Be placed at a Minimum distance of 16-20 Inches from the Eye.There should not Be any light Source behind or in front of your Monitors.So Position the Monitors such that the Room Windows falls in the Side rather Than Back or front.

Use an Anti Glare Screen: The Monitor Emits Harmful radiations that always Affects Your eyes. The Computer Monitors refreshes Every Millisecond and Continuous gazing to the refreshing monitor Makes the Eye pupil think Its day time.This Indirectly Affects your Sleep.

For Laptop and Notebook Users : Rest Your Backbone against a  wall if you are Using Your laptop from Your Bed.Otherwise overtime you will lean towards The Computer Which is Harmful both For your Eyes and Spine.

Need to know Sleepwalking

Monday, May 10, 2010

 Do you sleep like this? then you are a sleepwalker

I got curious about sleepwalking. So, I do research and I found out that Sleepwalking or called as somnambulism, it's a sleep disorder that occurs during phases of deep sleep. It's thought to be associated with stress and anxiety. And recent studies show that it may also be linked with tiredness and sleep deprivation. There's no evidence to support claims that waking a sleepwalker is dangerous, although they may become upset or hysterical if you do. It's best to guide them gently back to bed.

Caregiver Jobs in Israel

Saturday, May 8, 2010

I was really surprised to stumble upon this new site for Caregivers in Israel. I found it very helpful for all caregivers here  to look for a new jobs. Besides, employers now have a chance to hire their potential caregiver through online. 

These website work with caregiver with different nationalities. Caregiver can post their resume and got a chance to advertise their skills and experiences to potential employers who are eligible to hire caregivers.Then, they can directly connect to caregivers to employment opportunities without the help of outside agencies.

However, this site is only good for caregivers who are  already in Israel. If you are outside Israel, you are eligible for this opportunity. 

Sign up now while its free. Just click here.

What I'm going to do when I'm home?

Yes, besides on planning getting married I was thinking also what I'm going to do when I'm home? Am I going to re-apply abroad? or stay in the Philippines for good and do something for the future of my own family. Work?Business?  After a deep thinking,  I end up to find something  which could be a source of income. I was reading several articles  about entrepreneurship and as I understood that one common characteristic as a successful entrepreneur is PASSION. Passion and eagerness that fired them up to keep on doing despite difficulties in their business. 

I myself knew that working abroad is only temporary. I dream and aspire to be an own boss someday. To pursue these dreams in my life, for now I I have to earn and save my money. I keep reading and do some research into different possibilities of business. At least by this time I could utilize what I learn in College. 

Like Mike Cases who start a Bottling Sardines business in Dipolog City, Zamboanga.  He was an OFW in Brunie as an Engineer however went back to the Philippines and opted to start business that he loves doing. He currently exporting his product now in US and Canada. More Stories to tells of OFWs who become a successful businessman in the country. Check this inspiring and interesting site

In my point of view - if we have passion to do something, utilize it. Lets open our mind the possibilities that we could earn also in the Philippines what we've earn abroad.

Shared Story-An Inspiration to OFW

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

A man from Dumaguete City is only  finished High School but that fact did not stop him from dreaming big dreams. After finishing high school he went to Manila to seek for a greener pasture. But due to lack of education it was difficult for him to find for a full time good paying job. So, he had to settle for part time jobs to get him by. While working as a part time sewer for a bag factory in the morning he decided to study in the evening took up BS Electrical Engineering in TIP Manila. 

The meager income he got from working as a sewer made it difficult for him to support all his needs and continue studying, so he sought with the help of his sister-in law to search for a better job. He felt very lucky when he was offered a job as a sewing machine mechanic in Capital garments in Tagaytay Rizal. 

After years of working there,  he was promoted to be a senior mechanic. However, he is still not satisfied with his salary . He decided to work abroad. Then year 1990 a  job advertisement posted in Manila Bulletin classified ads section got him a job as a tape edge sewing machine mechanic for a company in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). He had to compete with other 30 applicants and passed a trade  test before he was offered the job. Only two of them were hired and the processing of papers took only two months. 

Though difficult and painful , he chose to be away  from his family in the Philippines and arrived in Jeddah, KSA. Adjusting the new environment was not easy. He had to get used to the humid weather and to make things worse the Gulf War broke out after a month.

Instead of going back to the Philippines he and his co-workers focused on doing his job well and soon he was able to get used to his new life in KSA.

His hard work and perseverance did not go unnoticed. Soon he was chosen to be a service technician. At that time, he also received a recognition from the management. He was very happy because aside from recognition, he also received a certain amount which was personally handed to him. 

He also proud of the achievements of the company where he is employed. When first arrived the company he was working, there were only few workers and the factory was unfinished. Now, the company received an award from a European Exhibition for beddings and mattresses. 

To improve himself and to meet up with what the company expects of him as a maintenance personnel. He continued searching for knowledge. He enrolled in a distance education class and gained an Electronic Technician Certificate Training from International Correspondence School of Scranton Penn. He also attended workshop from the group of OFWCC in Ksa. In that seminar he learned how to used the internet and surfed several websites where he can get more information about maintenance. 

In 2004, he was appointed as maintenance manager. This promotion surprised him some of his colleagues have a degree in Civil Engineering. Today, a company in Europe is inviting him to work for them. He considers this his great fulfillment in life.

This is only a shared story from his friend that  happened to be my friend  in chatting.

This man has a big dream and he continue dreaming. The difficult way of living never stop aiming his goal.  And the lack of education was not a barrier of his success. He never lose hope. He look for ways to improve himself and enhance his skills to succeed.

This story in an inspiration for us OFW.

Rhinitis Allergy

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

For the past 7 years here in Israel, I never been such nasty sneezing. Just 5 months ago after I went for a short holiday vacation from the Dead Sea. I started sneezing early morning right I get up from my bed and stop in the middle of the day then came back before going to bed. At the beginning I thought it was an ordinary cold. I took different kinds of cold tablets just to stop the sneezing but didn't help me. My poor lady (patient) said, its ridiculous that she is paying that blaming health insurance and I didn't use it. I thought I don't need a doctor and I hate to go to the doctor but then at the end I called my insurance and made an appointment to a Ear& Nose doctor.

I went yesterday to see a ear&nose doctor and he said I got  an Allergic Rhinitis. He prescribed me a nasal spray and tablets for runny and nose congestion. I have to take it for a month and come back after I finish the whole course of medication. (sigh) I hate taking drugs really but I don't have a choice than to suffer. 

What is Allergic Rhinitis - it is the inflammation of nasal passages, usually associated with watery nasal discharge and itching of the nose and eye.

This allergic rhinitis occurs anywhere in the world. In the U.S it ranks as the most common illness. The symptoms usually occurs in the nose and eyes after exposure to dust, or certain seasonal pollens in people that are allergic of these substances. These allergic rhinitis has no age preferences. And the risk increase if both of your parents have history of allergies

There are many seasonal allergens that are present causes allergic rhinitis. Dust, mites, cockroaches, molds, pet pollens, those are examples that are presents all the year round. Plants and trees also part of seasonal pollens through cross wind pollination.

The symptoms of these allergic rhinitis usually includes repetitive sneezing, runny nose, nasal congestion, itchy eyes and ears and general fatigue. If you all have this symptoms, go straight to you ear & nose doctor and asked for a medication. And if you are diagnosed with this kind of allergic, they usually gives you antihistamines and decongestants. That is tablets or capsules and nasal spray which is always available in all drug stores. 

The goal of these treatment is only to reduce the allergy symptoms. As self care- try to avoid  that causes the allergy.

Women Public Rest Room

Monday, May 3, 2010

I went to Doctor's Clinic today to have my allergy check up. I stumbled to a women restroom, Oh God, I've
never saw anything more disgusting in my life. The toilet paper is over the floor. The sheet is on the wall and the dirty sticky puddles on the floor. Hmmm, and I was thinking I'm here in Israel. I don't want to elaborate the topic. LOL! However, I sat in the chair waiting my turn I realized its not only here. Some public women rest room  anywhere are dirty and nasty? And why is that? Why women public rest room are usually dirty than men.

Is it so difficult to through toilet paper in the trash bucket or flush it in the toilet? And why somebody needs to make her own hands dirty with sheet and then wipe them all over the wall?  I wonder if those women are doing the same type of things at their homes.

Love me or hate me, I am also a woman but it is a shame that there are women do such things.  Don't  they have any self-esteem? It reflects their personality those women do such things like pigs. I am sorry readers, but I was disgusted.
Lucky, I don't have my camera with me.

If your luggage doesn't arrive

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Have you tried traveling and when you arrived your luggage is not there? I am sure it will be a disaster and ruin your trip. I asked Sarah about this, and she said she experienced and her daughter in-law too.

 Did you know that over 42 million pieces of luggage go missing worldwide each year. Lucky it didn't happen to me, Oh!How more often I travel? But if it is happens to you, report it to the airline at the airport as soon as possible where you'll be asked to fill out Property Irregularity Report (to make sure make a get a copy for you). Unfortunately, airlines won't consider your luggage as lost until 21 days after it goes missing. Before that it just delayed. This means they won't consider any compensation claim until after this period. It's not fair really, however the airline should give you cash on the spot for essential such as toiletries. Just give your insurance company a call to see if they can help you out too. Keep in touch with your airline for progress report and save receipts for items bought so you can make a claim later.

So here's the tip on What you can do before you go? Pack valuables and essentials in hand luggage and label your hold luggage clearly with you contact details.

 The shower smiles in a politician.

Risk of Diabetes

Saturday, May 1, 2010

As I encounter of my daily activity at work. Different illness I have discovered through patient experience and the people I met everyday. My late patient suffered a high level of diabetes. As a caregiver by experience, I attended some seminars to widen my knowledge in health and care.

From the health care seminar  I was attended few years ago sponsored by my manpower agency. They discuss on how and what can we do to reduce the risk. In any circumstances, the Dr. said, we cannot change all factor but we can lower the risk of diabetes.

There are two types of diabetes. Type 1 diabetes occurs when the body does not make a hormone called insulin. Insulin helps the body use glucose a form of sugar for energy. People with type 2 diabetes either do not have enough insulin or their cells ignore the insulin they have. Nearly 95% of people with diabetes have type 2 diabetes.  

Obesity is the single most important risk factor for type 2 diabetes.
 Age is also the risk for type 2 diabetes. Half of all the people diagnosed with diabetes are over 55. Although , you can't change your age, but you can work on the risk factor if you are 45 years of age.

Family history, although you can't change your family either, it is important for you and your doctor know what runs in the family. Having 1 relative with diabetes, double your chances of diabetes, and having 2 relatives with diabetes, quadruplets your chances. So, tell your doctor if anyone in your family has diabetes. 

Multiple risk factor, is the risk of developing type 2 diabetes increases with the number of risk factors you have. If you have 2 or more risk factor you should talk to your doctor about how or prevent type two diabetes.

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