Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Being Prepared All The Time

Having a health insurance is indeed like having a security blanket.  You can sleep at night soundly not worrying about the future should you or any of your family members get sick and you don’t have budget to spare.  If you’re employed like in the US for example, a Medicare plan is also a great benefit that they can take advantage once an emergency arise.  Of course, nobody wants to get ill at any time but since it’s inevitable, it’s better to be prepared all the time.

Acne and Pregnancy

Acne and pregnancy usually goes hand in hand.  That’s why I wasn’t surprised anymore when my face started to have zits all over it.  It is said that the estrogen level is increasing and this exactly causes the skin to become extra oily. Oily skin is consequently susceptible to acne and pimples. So if you’re pregnant and have zits all over the face, chest and back, do not right away seek acne remedy because of the toxicity of the prescription drug.  It may be very harmful to the developing baby to your womb.  Instead, just let it be as they will vanish on their own in due time.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Halted Travel Plans

Our recent Boracay trip entailed me and my companions free one way ticket to any local destination courtesy of Cebu Pacific.  It’s actually a sorry-for-the-inconvenience-gift because our supposedly Caticlan-bound flight at 9:25 am was cancelled and we were redirected to a Kalibo flight instead about a couple of hours later.  We were of course disappointed but got a little excited of the free ticket because that means we’d be in for another group getaway.  We were thinking of a Bohol vacation some time this year and we even agreed that we’d start waiting for seat sale alerts so we can book our flight back home at a discounted deal.  With that we’d get to travel without spending much.  But plans are put on hold (for me and Paul at least) because we just learned that we’re pregnant.  Meaning, I may not be in my most comfy state to travel.  Further, we need to save for the hospital and delivery expenses so a travel budget is set at zero.  Perhaps, we’d just be contented for now looking at pictures of favorite destinations like Oceanfront vacation rentals.  We'll just pass up the trip opportunity for now but definitely, we’ll go on a trip with our travel buddies some other time, hopefully next or in two years time.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Injured at the Workplace

I was just informed that a friend of ours got into an accident at her workplace.  The details weren’t that clear but all I know is that she was rushed to the hospital and right now, she’s recuperating from a minor surgery conducted earlier this afternoon.  The injury isn’t that painful and serious but I heard that she’s seething in anger because the accident was brought about by somebody else’s carelessness and could have been prevented from happening.  She’s considering to call an Austin personal injury lawyer from O’Hanlon, McCollom & Demerath – Personal Injury Lawyers – 808 West Avenue, Austin, TX. 78701 – 512-494-9949, a firm that provides a superior client service and legal representation for victims of personal injuries caused by third parties.  I sincerely wish she recovers well and get what is due.

Thursday, March 03, 2011

Monte Cristo Cigars

I didn’t know that there such a thing called monte cristo cigars or should I say I am not aware that there are so many kinds and brands of cigars out there.  Pardon this ignorance because no one in our household smokes.  That’s why when I read that brand somewhere in a middle of a magazine page I was reading earlier, I was startled.  The first thing that came into my mind was the book the Count of Monte Cristo.  I thought it was probably named after that book. Hehe.

Speaking of smoking, even though it’s seemingly portraying a “manly” thing, I’m really glad (and proud) that the husband isn’t doing or hasn’t even tried it.  Personally, it’s not only a waste of money but more importantly, it shortens everyone’s lives because of the harmful smoke it emits.  Actually, as experts put it, second hand smoking is even more dangerous than first hand smoking.

Take Extra Precaution

A friend met an accident a couple of months ago and I am sort of updated with his recuperation through Facebook.  Recently, he posted a picture of a 2-inch screw that the doctors implanted (and removed after few weeks) in his ankle.  His ankle was badly injured that he’s needing a series of operations plus a year time of complete recovery and therapy.  I’m not sure but there’s a huge possibility that he’ll be needing ankle braces thereafter.  My heart goes to him for all the pain he has to endure.  By the way, he got hit by a car while crossing the pedestrian lane so this is a big lesson to all of us.  To take really extra precaution when crossing the street.