What’s your mythical personality?

I am fond of a fantasy world readings where elves, fairy's dwell in the mythical world. I found this in the news feeds on my Facebook from Cosmopolitan. Out of curiosity, I took the quiz and this is the result.

You are a GRIFFIN!

Honesty is the best policy, as far as you are concerned. You are honest to a fault and will oftentimes opt to tell a harsh truth rather than be gentle with a lie. In work as in your personal life, this earns you both enemies who hate your guts and friends who respect your opinion. Integrity is your hallmark—people know that when you say you’ll be there, you’ll be there. Your friends know they can come to you in good times or bad—and they know you’ll tell them the truth, whether they want to hear it or not.

While sincerity is a good thing, you can still give honest criticism in a way that won’t hurt the other person too much. Contrary to what you might think, many people know when they’re behaving badly or not doing well enough without your having to point it out—and your insistence on doing so can have others avoiding you. Be more circumspect about not saying anything if you can’t say anything good.

In your relationships, you like to have things ironed out from the very start. While your forthright approach may be intimidating to some, a strong and confident man will appreciate your getting to the heart of the matter. After all, once you’ve got the ground rules set, you can focus more on having fun and getting to know each other.

You would do well in a job where your iron will and adherence to principles can be put to good use—perhaps in law or even in politics. After all, with so many trapos taking advantage, we need someone who isn’t afraid to say what needs to be said, someone who will stand by her commitments to the people she serves.

Wow, what a copy and paste! Na, I was copying the result of the quiz what mythical personality I have! The result is so true! I give my honest opinion outright not knowing that the person is sensitive to it. Wish I can place a tape in my mouth. Whoops! I forgot to include the a link. Well, check late afternoon, if you want to know your mystical personality. This is for fun only.  

Mother's Battle with Cervical Cancer

My mother's cause of death is cervical cancer. I would like to share it to you, what goes in and out of my mothers battle with cancer. I think, it is time for me to unload the pack of pain in my shoulders when she died.  My mother had undergone a lot of operations.

Her first operation started when she gave birth with my brother. It was caesarian.

This happened during my high school days, though. I can not remember exactly the year when this happened. I used to tag along when mother went to see a respected surgeon in Iligan City. He told us that mother should undergo an operation because a cyst is on top on her ovary. The doctor adds that it's good the cyst is on the top than inside the ovary. And so, mother took the operation. When the operation started, the doctor found out, aside from a cyst on top of her ovary, there's another one inside her ovary. So, he remove the ovary and took it out of her body. At the end of the operation, mother has only one ovary left. I cried when mother was in the hospital room. She was moaning and I pity her. I still remember what the doctor told me when he saw me crying. Don't worry, your mom have 20 years to live!

Mother is a hard-working woman. Even if she's prohibited from carrying heavy tasks, still she's had done it with ease.

Next, he had a surgical operation with a faith healer. I have no idea what happened because mother did not tell us. So, we all have zero knowledge on this part. We only knew it after the said operation. I asked how did it go? She told me that the faith healer used his finger, draws a line (that looks like slicing her skin to open without pain). Then used his hands to remove something out from her body. That I can not imagine but honestly, she regret it.

In 2007, I got a phone call from my mother. She's living in Butuan City while I'm staying and working in Manila. She informed me of the abnormal uterine bleeding. A doctor advised her for a dilatation and curettage. It is known as "raspa", a surgical procedure performed to get tissue samples; to stop prolonged bleeding or to remove small tumors. The result of the tissue scrapping is "moderately to poorly differentiated squamous cell carcinoma". (Happened on November 2007)

Squamous cell carcinoma is a distinct form of cancer. The doctor after knowing the result suggest another surgical procedure for mama. He suggested after one month of the previous curettage. In this surgical operation, he removed the ovary and fallopian tube. This means that mama has no ovary and no fallopian tube left in her reproductive system. The diagnostic results: Uterus has cystic endometrial atrophy, large cell non-keratinizing squamous cell carcinoma (again!). Ovary is fibrotic while the fallopian tube is chronic salpingitis, though. There was a remark that the surgical stage cannot be definitely assessed since the exocervix and vaginal cuff are NOT included.) Cervix was left in her womb, that is what I understand amid the medical terms used. I based all these from the medical report I have and filed. She's in stage three cervical cancer. This indicates that the cancer cells spread to the lower part of her vagina and pelvic. 

I resigned from work and went home, middle of the year 2008, to take care of mom. When I saw her, she's thin. Her weigh decreases because she eat less, though. She walk slowly and complain the pain in her pelvic. Whenever she goes to the bathroom, she wails because of pain. She can not poo and pee immediately without enduring the pain. There's a bad smell after that. It's not the poo, it comes from her wetness - white fluid. Almoranas or hemorrhoid adds the pain she suffered from popo and pee. At first, mother used a pantiliner to change every time she feels the wetness. The wetness is a white fluid coming from her vagina. Then, she used napkin and lastly an adult diaper. At this time, mother was bedridden, though, she can still talk. 

A neighbor suggests to bring my mother to the hospital. She doesn't looked good and pale. She cannot talked and her tongue is drawn inwards. We bring mother to the hospital. She recognized us in the emergency room and kept on asking the whereabouts of our little helper. But, when the medical staff brought her to the hospital room after an injection, she can not recognized us. A doctor told us to prepare ourselves anytime. It's stage 4 wherein the cancer cells spread out to the other organs inside her body. She wants us to bring mother home because she can not do anything at this stage. But mother wants to stay in the hospital instead of home. If only, I am financially capable, I'd obliged in her wish and wishes. So, we bring mother home and let her stay in my brother's room. It is wide and spacious with an aircon. At this time, mother doesn't like to eat. The doctor insert the ngt - a nasogastric tube used for feeding and administering drugs. A  nurse who is our neighbour, once in a while, visit my mom to check on her bp. I think mom had 8x inserts of ngt because she will removed it while I am sleeping. Yes, I slept with mom and I can not stand it when the assigned nurse inserted the ngt into his throat. She cried in pain. It's the only instrument/way to feed my mom with milk. I forgot the name of the milk but it's certainly for an adult. We changed her diaper every time she pee and poo. I observed that the fluid is not white, it's somewhat brown-red in color. The foul smell is gone.

My brother bought a television and placed it in the room. Mother loves to watch tv especially the issues of different local celebrities. I tell you, she's updated about it. Then one night, she started to shake and shiver. My brother thought that it was the aircon, so, he turned it off and went home to his wife. I was left alone in mother's room. I did not scream but watched and hugged my mom shivering from head to toe. I think that the cancer cells spread into his head. Her right hand is on top of my left leg. She calls my name and asked for my brother. She told me to let Jun oversee everything. I didn't know that she's dying. 

Then morning came, it was sunday, mother died. When mother died, I regret it. I never knew that she's gone because I was watching tv until I saw her toe nails. It was gray. 

Musings In My Mind

This is my entry to Techie She’s Lucky Blogger Weekly Giveaways Week 9. This week’s prize is $10 paypal credits from Lainy of Lainy’s Musings.

We lived in an internet shop with one small room for us to sleep! Everyday, there’s a lot of noise, heat and radiation emits from the computers. You can just imagine how hot it is when the weather is starting to boil. The owner told us to use electric fan instead of an aircon. I guess, she wants to lower its expenditures.

 When the baby was born, we stayed in our room because if we go out, it's too hot. 

While, I rocked my baby in my arms to sleep, I am musing for a crib and laptop.

What if he has a crib with rolls royce? I can move it anywhere where he can sleep peacefully. Perhaps, he can sleep long hours under the Talisay tree or Mango tree in the backyard. The leaves of those trees that extends like an umbrella, shields the heat from the sun. That's why it's so cool to stay underneath those trees.

With a laptop, I can blog, click ptc's and do other things online while watching my baby and be with him. I think it's convenient for both of us. Unlike a computer (that is not ours), I have to leave it to take a nap or carry my baby to sleep. Sometimes, it's a shame to use the computer because there are customers waiting in line.

These are the musings in my mind. Now, I'm crossing my fingers and hoping that one day, it's for real.

Weekend Blog Follower Caravan #19

follower, caravan

Welcome to the Weekend Blog Follower Caravan #19. Each week, the caravan delivers different themes.  This week's theme is not only one but two.  They are Google Connect Friend and Like fan page. Most of us, fan page is created in Facebook. Aside from that, the host of this event will raffle 2 winners of $5 weekly and at the end of the month $20 PAYPAL CASH plus banner ad will be given to one winner. How's that? Also, you gain friends and not to mention, the traffic for your blog stats. 

How to do that? Just follow the simple mechanics. Check Online Biz and Resources for details. I'll tell you, the mechanics is just a piece of cake. 

For my entry, click the LIKE button above this statement. Not the one below the title post. It's not a page Like but Sharing this post. Please pardon me because I'm a frustrated geek. I'm still fixing the Like page for the side bar. My Google friend is just around the side bar, please, take a look. After you do that, please don't forget to leave a comment for me to follow you.

Am Rice for Baby

Photo Credits: Pixabay

Am pronunciation is like, "I am". Wondering what's am rice? It's the broth from cooking rice. It's an option if a family cannot buy milk powder or on a budget. A woman told me that it made her baby earn the exact weight. But what benefits will my baby get from? 
1. It treats diarrhea.
2. It helps bring down fever.
3. It fulfills and energizes your baby's needs.

I did not have a chance to breastfeed my baby, so, I gave him formula milk. I used a brand of milk but as the months passed by, he is getting thinner. He is 4 months old but weighs only 5.2 kilos. My ears are getting full by different comments. Good and bad about my baby's weight.

Today, I was surprised when a resident doctor told me that my baby was malnourished. Gosh, it breaks my heart upon hearing this. I thought malnourished babies are those who are thin, skinny with a big tummy. My baby wasn't like that. He's thin but moves and kicks actively.

I am considering to change the brand milk then mix it with Am rice as my baby's infant milk.  Just half of the Am rice on his feeding bottle.

Preparations for am rice:
1. Wash 1 cup rice in a pan or small casserole
2. After washing put 4 - 5 cups of water then let it boil.
3. When boiling, stir until rice broth becomes sticky.
4. Set aside the broth in a feeding bottle or bowl.
5. Let it cool.

I hope my baby will gain weight through this. I know he is ready for weaning because I've  seen the signs.

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Winnings from The New Baby Giveaway

Here it is! Finally, the giveaway I won from joining Make or Break New Baby Giveaway
Photo Credits: Make or Break
My heart was beating so fast when Sis Peh had sent me a message through Facebook. She only told me, "please read" with a link post of the winner. I click that link and watched the video from start to finish. There! I hear Sis Peh read my name and later on she showed it on the video. Yehey, it's really my name! I won. 

I am very thankful that Sati unknowingly, picked up my name in the box. I love the prize especially the diaper.  Baby Chrizs will use the FREE diaper for a number of days. It's a big, big savings for us. 

Thank you, thank you very much Sati and Sis Peh!

Page Rank Breaks My Heart

A while ago, I opened my blog and checked if I had messages or shout-outs to returned it back. But, when I scroll down, I saw a question mark from the PR checker. Whattha?!!  You could just imagine my reaction! My eyes were big like an owl with my jaw dropped. Oh no, this can't be!

Do you know why I reacted that way? I am not exaggerating. It's unfair. This blog had reached PR2 without my knowledge. Heck, I stopped blogging actually for about 10 months. Within those months, I haven't checked and view my blog. I only open my account, approved comments and read posts from the blogs that I follow then log-out. After giving birth and rest for about a month, I returned blogging and stay late nights even until morning. That's the time when I saw my blog reached PR2. It's like, "WOW". It reached pr2 and I did not do anything. No blogs, no backlinks.

Now that I am back, my page rank went down from PR 2, pr1 to a question mark? What happened?? I really don't know the algorithms of Google. But hey! I am blogging again and sending backlinks. Does changing my template affect the rankings? Oh well, all I know is that he broke and sliced my heart. Staying all night until mornings end into a question mark rank. Is it because my blog is not of a quality-type? Hah! I should know better.

Guess, I'll start again with a question mark rank. Any suggestions on e-how to raise page ranks? Maybe, there is something that I have to change. Can you tell me what changes I am going to make?

Thank you very much.

Monday Monkey Hop : Time To Link Up with GFC

Welcome to Monday Monkey Blog Hop 
hosted by:
Mommy of Two Little Monkeys and Mommy Digger.  

First to join this blog hop hopping to have additional GFC friends. 

  • Follow the first two blogs in the Linky, these are your hosts. Be sure to leave us a comment so we can follow you back!
  • Leave a linky for your Blog page so we can follow you with GFC
  • While it isn’t required, it would be fantastic if you could spread the word! The more people who link up, the more followers you will get.

Weekend Blog Follower Caravan #18


This is my first to join the Weekend Blog Caravan.
I hope to meet bloggers and new friends online, though.
I am a newbie in this blogosphere!

This week's task is Email Subsciption!
  1. SUBSCRIBE and CONFIRM via EMAIL to the sponsors’ blogs: Pinay Mommy Online and OnlineBiz and Resources.
  2. Make a welcome post for other participants of WBFC # 18 to comment on. Make sure you place the badge on your post.
  3. Comment on the welcome post if you have Subscribed and Confirmed. If you are already a subscriber, still leave a comment to know that you have visited.
  4. Please remember to SUBSCRIBE and CONFIRM. Subscribing without confirming is useless. So please… CONFIRM.
 Thank you for joining!  

Weekend Blog Follower Caravan is a simple online blogger-helping-blogger weekly meme. It was designed for bloggers to help each other in terms of blog followers either through Google Friend Connect and email subscribers

Super Ferry

How many of us will ride SuperFerry from the provinces to Manila? Do you know which port you will fetch one of your family? I think no, not even those people from the province know. Unless, you are a frequent passenger on the ship.

This happened to us 5 days ago. We were informed to fetch MIL and SIL at the Manila Port Area. Which port/pier? That's the question that pop into my mind. There are a lot of piers in Manila. Good thing, my BIL is online and I asked him what vessel are they on board? He answered it's SuperFerry 1 and the TOA is 4:30pm. We did not asked further because we know he had no idea about the piers here in Manila.

So, we google SuperFerry and found their official website. As a newbie, I do not know what category to browse. I just read and click. In the menu bar (Orange color) I hover my mouse pointer on Schedule & Rates, then click Voyage Schedules. In voyage schedules, you will see the ship's origin, destination and sailing month. Choose from the drop-down menu of each and click search after.

The result is Pier 15. Since they came from Dumaguete City and destined in Manila for the month of July 2011. You will also read the name of the vessel as what my BIL had told us. My husband went and fetched them at Pier 15.

An overview of Voyage schedules

It's easy and user-friendly. Have a happy trip! :)

I'm Crushed!

I am crushed like an ice splintered into pieces! Since, we don't have internet connection in almost 3 days, I wrote it on a paper. But what happened! Here I am looking at the monitor, wondering if it's right to publish it here. 

Honestly, it bothers me and had given me sleepless nights. It's a deduction from my husbands pay! He was deducted from the water and electricity, my son and I used. It means we are not FREE. The only person who can freely use water, electricity is my husband. He's an employee.

The net pay bothers me more, it's only $19.78 for 15 days. From that amount, I am thinking of my son. Can we handle his needs or how can we sustain his needs? Gosh, I think a lot and there's a little sound of fear in there. My son is growing up and as a baby he has a lot of needs. On the other hand, we can not afford to rent a house because his pay is insufficient. Perhaps, you won't see me online doing this. That leaves me with no choice.

I pray that we both can. Also, I'm hoping, I can find a way to help him augment his income for our baby!

Can't Help Staring at My Baby

When I'm in the room where my baby sleeps in his hammock. I can not help myself from staring at my baby's face. Oh, he looks so adorable and handsome! My heart is swelling with love for my baby. Tears start to get in the way of looking at my son. How I wish my mother is alive and hold him dear. 

How I wish I can hug and hold my baby from time to time. But, your mom is always on the net and I have to leave your room. I have to do it, baby. Because I LOVE YOU SO MUCH. I want the best for you. It doesn't matter if I am going to beg as long as it is for you.

When Baby Had a Fever

Baby had his first fever when he got his second month vaccine. He was almost 2 months, then. His second vaccine is dpt and polio. The center did not warned us and I don't have the knowledge either. The injection area in his leg turned red and began to swell. He started crying and doesn't want me to touch that area. We were advised to put a small cloth wet with lukewarm water over the swelling area. In that way, it will stop the swelling. 

Night time my son's temperature went up to 38celsius. Of course, I feel nervous but did not show it. Good thing we bought Paracetamol Oral drops for his fever in daytime. I gave him 0.3ml as prescribed by a doctor. Then, give a lukewarm sponge on his leg.

The next day, his fever went down but still he keep on crying because of the fever. How it breaks my heart to hear him cry and see him in that situation. He's still a baby. Good thing he's fine within 2 days. 

When fever strikes, I know what to do!

Hydrocortisone Cream

The name of that Hydrocortisone cream is Hovicor. That's the cream I used for my baby's face and neck rashes.

It's 15gms that contains 10gms of hydrocortisone. It is good for dermatitis, insect bites and baby rashes.

Dealing Baby's Skin Rashes

I am proud to say when my baby was born, he was very clean - no white tissues in the scalp and face; no red pigments on his face. But, when his father tried to kiss him, he got rashes on his face the next day. His father kissed him with a beard on the lower part of his mouth. Also, I fed my baby with a bottle.  So, the milk drips from his mouth to his neck. It cause rashes around his neck. It's a lesson for me because I don't place a bib around my baby's neck.

What I did is:
- Give him a daily bath.
- I bath him using mineral water and Lactacyd blue.
- Used a Hydrocortisone cream named, Hovicor, as prescribed by his doctor, after.

At first, I was hesitant to use it. Baby Chrizs, though two-week old, likes to wipe his face with his hand. He'll do it everytime  he felt something wet on his face. I am afraid he might taste the ointment. But the doctor told me to put the cream thinly on his face. 

The result is excellent and rashes gone.

Uber Excitement

http://www.emocutez.comWhenever I read contests that I am able to join, I am uberly excited that my hands shivered. Aside from that shivering, I can't think clearly and this what-to-do-next. It makes me blank and stared at the monitor reading and reading articles instead of writing the article (re-blog) and follow the mechanics. 

This made me think like a 10-year old kid. lolz.. A 10-year old kid jump up and down, excited to go out with their parents to watch movies, go swimming and or visit Jollibee.

Am I turning 10?http://www.emocutez.com

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