Time for a Cool Change this Hot Summer!!!

Summer’s around the corner. Ready or not, it’ll surely come so might as well enjoy it.

I would have a very busy summer, a Tagaytay trip with work colleagues, family outing (probably in May) and a much-anticipated Caramoan trip on May 23. Of course, who would enjoy summer without hitting the beach (or beaches) ? And beach means swimming, and swimming means wearing sexy bathing suits.

Being part of the call center for what seems like eternity now made me so huge, as in, lumobo talaga ako nang todo! Gaining 39 lbs and adding 3 inches around my waist aren’t good news, either, so how could I wear sexy, as in drool worthy swimsuits?

Then my horoscope for today says :

“Face up to a big issue you’ve been procrastinating on — and the sooner the better.”

Whoa! Bingo! Bull’s eye! Sapul na sapul!

I have been dreaming, wanting, coveting to lose some weight and shed off sound pounds and burn some fats for what seems like forever. But I always tell myself that there would be plenty of time for that in the future and as I always say to my mother whenever she bugs me to exercise and diet, “Wag ka mainip ‘Nay, papayat din ako!” Now the question is, WHEN???

I dunno if the horoscope could0 be a warning or precaution, it may not even be regarding my weight for it might be for other areas in my lilfe such as career or money matter, but I would never put off my plan to really be a little skinnier (echos! skinner than my current figure, that is!)

I would have a concrete plan. I should, really.Then I would stick with it like a religion. First, I need to have the “drive” , then “discipline”. Pero that’s the problem, discipline? Saan ba nakakabili nito?

An ailment that is Vertigo.

According to wikipedia,

Vertigo (from the Latin vertigin-, vertigo, “dizziness,” originally “a whirling or spinning movement,” from vertere “to turn”[1]) is a specific type of dizziness, a major symptom of a balance disorder. It is the sensation of spinning or swaying while the body is actually stationary with respect to the surroundings.

The effects of vertigo may be slight. It can cause nausea and vomiting and, in severe cases, it may give rise to difficulties with standing and walking.

Vertigo is usually associated with a problem in the inner ear balance mechanisms (vestibular system), in the syndrome and Meniere’s disease. Vertigo-like symptoms may also appear as paraneoplastic syndrome (PNS) in the form of opsoclonus myoclonus syndrome, a multi-faceted neurological disorder associated with many forms of incipient cancer lesions or viruses.

Vertigo can be caused by inflammation of the inner ear due to the common cold, influenza, and bacterial infections.


August 2008 nang supungin ako ng inaakala kong hormonal migraine lang due to PMS. But vomitting 4 times wasn’t healthy and normal so nag-panic kami ni Kat, (one of my condo roomies) kaya naisugod ako sa Medical City. Dehydrated ang lola mo. Bigla lang namang umikot ang paningin ko kaya konting galaw lang ng ulo feeling ko umiikot na ang buong mundo. Actually it’s the other way around pala, kahit stationary ka lang, parang naglalakad ung ulo mo mag-isa. Then I was diagnosed to having Benign Positional Vertigo. So every sumpong I have to take 16-g Serc tablet every 8 hours and Plasil to avoid vomitting. I so love Plasil, sobra!!!

The said sickness, if it canbe called such, doesn’t have any root cause. But when I was asked how often I clean my ear, proud ako, “Doc, minsan twice a day.” Bingo! Un pala ung isa sa mga causes. Minsan daw kasi napu-push ung ear wax papunta ng eardrum instead na palabas ng ear. E, ang ears daw have two functions, hearing and maintaining balance (parang account sa bangko to, a). So kapag may abnormalities, may imbalance. Kapag may imbalance, un may dizziness na. E pag sinumpong ka nito, wala ka talgang laban. I succomb to sleep na lang. Pag gising ko, hopefully ok na.

So kung may symptoms kayogaya nito, I suggest you see a doctor. Never self-medicate.

Francis Magalona is gone!!!!

Sad, but true!

How could someone so young like him die? He’s been my crush since I could remember. I really like him, especially his contributions to the Pinoy music industry. Remember the song “Mga kababayan ko.”

The news really saddened me so much. It’s hard to think that he had finally bid goodbye to this world to reunite with The Creator. Too bad  I won’t be able to hear him rap again,not that I am a fan of rap since I am more of a rocker.

I don’t know what it is with him that I truy adore but I simply love him. Well, good thing I have his albums with me, I could at least say he had left me something to remember him by, actually his music would be the proof that he has been a nice person. He wanted Pinoys to change for the better. Wouldn’t forget his genuine trust with Pinoys and his patriotism.

I love you Francis M, wherever you’ll go I know that you’ll be happier. Rest assured that we will never forget you.

HAPPY BATTLE, forever!!!

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ain’t he really cute?