Thursday, September 29, 2016

Things to Consider in Planning Your Hotel Staycation

The holidays is right round the corner and I’m pretty sure having a hotel staycation with your family is running around your mind lately. My family and I had our previous staycations within the Metro and from our experiences, allow me to share with you some things to consider to help you plan your staycation.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Unboxing Japan Fun Box

Last week, I received a post card from Paranaque Post Office that a parcel is waiting for me to be picked up. So within the week, I had someone pick it up at the post office, paid P90+ for the fees, and to my excitement, a Japan Fun Box straight from Japan was waiting for me to be reviewed. We were so excited to open it most especially my kids who couldn't wait to see what's inside.

Just an overview, the Japan Fun Box or Japanese Candy and Snack box is a subscription box from Japan where you may receive monthly Japanese snack goodies right at your doorstep. They offer three types of boxes depending on the contents you want; the more the contents, the higher the monthly fee is.

Here's a graphic illustration on how it works: 

 Now,  let's check out below what's inside the Japan Fun Box they sent me: 

This is the box

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

My Toddler Does Not Drink Her Medicine

After my daughter's 3-day hospitalization due to her acute bronchitis, her pediatrician prescribed an antibiotic, Cefuroximeaxetil,  that she should take twice a day when we get home. We didn't think much of it. We simply purchased it and after dinner time, I tried to let her drink it. I never thought I would have any problems with it until she tasted the antibiotic - and  she really, really hated it. This is the first time we experienced this kind of reaction from her. She couldn't drink the rest of the medicine from the teaspoon even with water. She even spits the water out. She cried so hard and she even pooped because of her resisting the medicine. We did manage to let her drink some of it, but that's that. By the way, she is only 4 years old. 

The medicine that my little tot dislikes very much
Then morning came and she needs to drink the antibiotic once again. We thought it would be different this time thinking that she would accept it, but it's the same as before. She still cried hard. She held on to me and she waited for the medicine to somewhat disappear. My husband and I thought that our nightmare would end the moment we checked out the hospital. We didn't think that we would still have problems when we get home such as letting her drink it. So like before, we managed to let her drink some of the medicine, but not the full dosage. That's the time we decided to go back to her pediatrician because we know this can't continue. 

Thankfully, her doctor is available during the afternoon so we went to her office right away for a consult. We explained to the doctor our predicament. After hearing our story, she also told us that she had a patient who had the similar experience. The patient really disliked the antibiotic, but they were able to let him/her drink it. But we insisted that our daughter really hated it and asked if she could prescribe a more "flavorful" medicine for her. I was so relieved that she prescribed a new one, an orange-flavored antibiotic named Cefixime. We will still go back on Thursday to observe the effects on her because the doctor isn't sure if the effect will be the same. So we decided to go with it because we really didn't have a choice. 

During night time, we let her drink it and to our relief, the experience was a breeze.  She liked the taste so we had no problem on letting her drink it. This antibiotic is 400 pesos more expensive than the last one, but it's all worth it as long as my daughter drinks it without hassle. I just hope its effect is the same or better than the original prescribed medicine. 

So there you have it. If your little one doesn't like the medicine, tell your pediatrician right away and see if he/she can prescribe a different one to prevent unpleasant experiences that can hinder your child's health development. 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Confinement Inside Paranaque Medical Center

It was that fateful Thursday, September 15, when we rushed our little toddler to the hospital because she hasn't recovered with her flu or influenza. A few days earlier, she suffered 2 days of high fever (due to the flu) and then it disappeared on its own. We only gave her Tempra and then switched to Bioflu for kids. We thought she was going to be fine because she was fever-free for two days. But on the 3rd day, her temperature skyrocketed to 38.7 degree Celsius in a snap. We also noticed her cough did not disappear and she barely ate nor drank fluids. That was the time we decided to go to the hospital. 

Sunday, September 11, 2016

The QSC TouchMix : A Must for Every Musician

The QSC TouchMix is designed for musicians and production professionals who need the power and capability of a large mixing console in a compact, affordable and easy to use format. TouchMix offers enough power and functionality to satisfy demanding professionals as well as a range of features and functions that help less experienced users achieve great results. A fantastic design, sure to be a popular piece of equipment.

Twelve dedicated XLR ins, four XLR and 1/4" hybrid inouts, and a pair of TRS 1/4" make for a very capable ionput scheme. It has stereo AUX outs as well in addition to its XLR main outs. Cue and moniter out, six XLR AUX outs. WiFi dongle, dual USB ports and a dedicated talkback channel. Four professional effects engines and even one channel of pitch correct, assignable to any input.
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