Bisdak Planet Kitakits sa CEBU

Norwin, Aydoc, Tish, Nympha, Glorie, Charo, Ylan and Coco
sa Gerry's Grill sa Ayala Cebu.

My first post ,June 2006



nanan-aw mi ug sine sa ako bana karong hapon. tungod sa kadaghan ug good movie reviews,unya cebuana pud kuno ang producer, amo gisuwayan ang KUBRADOR , sine ni gina pareno. dugay dugay nami nga wa kakita ug sine kay ganahan naman unta mi sa daghan sine sa pirated dvd pero kay lagi ingon cla nga nindot, apil pud mi sa panon.

na unsa man oi nga nalipong man ko sa ka lihok sa camera, mura man ug blair witched project. maka kutaw ug utok. k ra ta to kung ang storya nindot ug fast paced. pero mura ka ug gi guroy ra ni gina pareno sa iya pag suroy suroy pag pangubra ug pusta sa jueteng. wa jud koy nakit an nga conflict sa storya, kung way conflict way klarong storya. wa pud koy moral lesson nga nakuha, unsa man di ko mo pustag jueteng ? kung pusta ko unsa may mahitabo nako? mahimong kong bato? ingon pa ako bana, wala pud kunoy redeeming value, di kunu ka maka achieve ug personal redemption (lawm kaayo! wa pud ko ka G sa iya gpasabut, pro mura pud in other woords)

Blossoming of Maximo Oliveros Movie Stills: Auraeus Solito

pareha pud ni sa sine nga ang pagdadalaga ni maximo oliveros, sabay pud mi sa panahon adto. wa pud toy lami kay nganong gisigihan man hinuon ug feature ang hugaw nga estero, mura bag gibogo-an ang director nato. nakasabut lagi mi nga naay social relevance ang iyang sine pero sobra ra sad kaayo pag ka balikbalik adto nga scenes. mao pud ning salida ni gina pareno, murag gibogo-an jud pag ayo nato.

pero, in fairness, nindot to iya scene nga naay namatay nga batan-on unya gihilakan sa iya lolo. gikumot pud kadyot ako dughan adto.

hilig pud bya mi ug tan aw ug mga "critically acclaimed films" sa mga pirated dvds (adto palit sa kilid sa caltex mango, tok tok raka, aircondition pa). nindot ang mga salida sa mga espanol kay grabe ug social awareness pero dili preachy ang pagka hanya, di corny.

basi ra kini sa among pagbati mga higala, kung nakakita namu sa sine unya ok ra ninyo ang storya, way problema. migo gihapon ta. kuyog nya ta ha( k ra kung judy an!). ciao!

My Dig: i still haven't the lost disappointment for these movies.

Cataract Surgery

Gollum Act by Joe the Hurricane

Medical certificate

Usa ka piniriso ang ni-anha sa Eye Clinic mga 3 months ago, kay na-ngayo ug medical certificate nga dili siya pwede ipa-init kay bag-o pa siyang gi-operahan sa ptyregium. Na-ngutana pud tawn ako kauban nganong sige man sila ug pa-init, kay di ay tungod sa sige nila ug practice sa sayaw.

Ahh! ok, karon lang jud ko naka-G.

Tungod di ay ni sa mga pasundayag nga naa na sa You Tube nga gi-post ni Byron Garcia.

Joe, Live in YouTube!

Live from CPDRC! Orange is the new RED

Taken from ‘The Alchemist’ by Paulo Coelho

The Alchemist (Plus)

A certain shopkeeper sent his son to learn about the secret of happiness from the wisest man in the world. The lad wandered through the desert for forty days, and finally came upon a beautiful castle, high atop a mountain. It was there that the wise man lived.

Rather than finding a saintly man, though, our hero, on entering the main room of the castle, saw a hive of activity: tradesmen came and went, people were conversing in the corners, a small orchestra was playing soft music, and there was a table covered with platters of the most delicious food in that part of the world. The wise man conversed with everyone, and the boy had to wait for two hours before it was his turn to be given the man’s attention.

The wise man listened attentively to the boy’s explanation of why he had come, but told him that he didn’t have time just then to explain the secret of happiness. He suggested that the boy looked around the palace and return in two hours.

“Meanwhile, I want to ask you to do something,” said the wise man, handing the boy a teaspoon that held two drops of oil. “As you wander around, carry this spoon with you without allowing the oil to spill.”

The boy began climbing and descending the many stairways of the palace, keeping the eyes fixed on the spoon. After two hours, he returned to the room where the wise man was.

“Well,” asked the wise man, “did you see the Persian tapestries that are hanging in my dining hall? Did you see the garden that it took the master gardener ten years to create? Did you notice the beautiful parchments in my library?”

The boy was embarrassed, and confessed that he had observed nothing. His only concern had been not to spill the oil that the wise man had entrusted to him.

“Then go back and observe the marvels of my world,” said the wise man. “You cannot trust a man if you didn’t know his house.”

“Relieved, the boy picked up the spoon and returned to his exploration of the palace, this time observing all of the works of art on the ceilings and the walls. He saw the gardens, the mountains all around him, the beauty of the flowers, and the taste with which everything had been selected. Upon returning to the wise man, he related in detail everything he had seen.

“But where are the drops of oil I entrusted to you?” asked the wise man.

Looking down at the spoon he held, the boy saw that the oil was gone.

“Well, there is only one piece of advice I can give to you” said the wisest of wise men. “The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world, and never to forget the drops of oil on the spoon.”

The Perfect Woman by Paulo Coelho


‘Have you never considered getting married, Mullah?’

‘I have,’ replied Nasrudin. ‘In my youth, I resolved to find the perfect woman. I crossed the desert and reached Damascus, and I met a lovely, very spiritual woman, but she knew nothing of the world. I continued my journey and went to Isfahan; there I met a woman who knew both the spiritual and the material world, but she was not pretty. Then I decided to go to Cairo, where I dined in the house of a beautiful woman, who was both religious and a connoisseur of material reality.’

‘Why didn’t you marry her, then?’

‘Alas, my friend, she was looking for the perfect man.’

Tagay ug Pan

Nakurat ko, pagka-kita nako nila nga
ang pan gi-paresan ug Gold Eagle!
Mga udtong tutuk jud ni nahitabo.
Naunsa na naman tawn ta oi,
unahon naman lang nato ang inum kaysa kaon.
Graveh to the max!

Weekend in Alcoy

Last Saturday, I was invited by my college buddy, who is now a municipal councilor of Alcoy,( about 2 hours drive from the city), to do cataract screening in preparation for a surgical mission to held on August. There were about 8 patients who qualified.
Johnny booked us at BODO's Bamboo Bar.
It's a resort located on top of a hill, overlooking the sea. You can see the Island of Bohol from the bar. They have a swimming pool fit for kids and a jacuzzi.
My son got in the pool upon arriving and never left till it was time to go to bed.

Johnny's kids were also there and the kids bonded well.
We, adults did some catch ups with our present lives. And, boy, we changed a lot.
From, the happy go lucky days during college , when Manang's was still the Queen in USC-TC and maong pants were not meant to be washed daily, plus the white Fruit of the Looms shirt was still the official uniform of TC guys.
And when was the last time you dive, chuva choo choos.
And yadah, yadah on the waist. Oopps! treading on dangerous territory.

I'm healthy and I'm sexy, ayaw mo palag kay ako ni blog. Ang mo-objection kay kuha-an ug uban!
Then, we looked at the kids and noticed that my son and his daughter were really getting along.
Time sa, bai, kung gusto ka nga mag-padayon atong panag-amigo?!?!
Ayawg ka-guol, bai, kay andam na ang armalite?!?!
ANd we laughed, like crazy.

I'm soooo pissed oooofffff!

I hate people who look down on others and doing some funny noises telling us that they are better than us, leche!

As I say, I'm the type of person who will tell you that "I told you so...." with matching smirk.
He who laughs last, laughs the best.

Sige lang, at least I know something that they won't ever know.
It could make a difference somehow.

Your body, your choice!

I told you so.......

What's Your Cinderella Story ?

Tes, in your Cinderella story, you'd get to Live Happily Ever After

When it comes to setting goals, you're not afraid to reach high. How else would you explain wanting to be the belle of the ball, winning the heart of the prince, showing those evil stepsisters who's boss, and ruling the kingdom? You're a girl with goals, and you go after them.

Let's face it: You're not one to sit around and wait for life to happen. If the driver has the night off, you'd probably proudly take the reigns of your pumpkin coach and drive yourself to the party. You're not the type to have a team of servants at your beck and call although that wouldn't be so horrible, now would it? But if good ol' Prince Charming has anything to say about it, you won't have to lift a finger when you move into the castle together — unless you want to. And with your varied interests and natural drive to get what you want, you're sure to be true royalty in no time. And that's a happily ever after worth sharing.

Who Were You in a Past Life?

Tes, you could have been a famous artist.

Oil painting, sculpture, photography. No matter the medium, it's clear that an imaginative soul like yours must have been an artist in a former life. With your creativity and originality, you've got a unique approach to the world that just begs to be shared with everyone.

Like the great masters who came before you, you march to the beat of your own drummer and don't follow the herd. You live life by your own rules and aren't afraid to express your ideas. Lucky for all of us, they're great ones. So, keep expressing yourself. You're sure to be legendary!

In life you can make your own decisions or let other people make those decisions for you. Being Above The Influence is about staying true to yourself, and not letting people pressure you into being less than you. So be yourself. Or be something less. It's your call.


God Encounters
Last year, I operated on my kababayan patient, she was a born again Christian. During the surgery, she said that she saw an Angel on her right side and the devil on her left side while she was on the operating table. All my patients are under local anesthesia, so there is no after effect if you surmised. The patient has full conscious control and can talk freely. I remember that she wanted to spit and I told her its very difficult to this since she is lying down and sterile drapes are covering her. But nurses are a creative lot, so they were able to accede to the request without comprising the surgery. She said that it was this time that she saw the two entity. Honestly, i don't know if I want to believe her or not. It might be a claustrophobic reaction to all the coverings. But I surely wouldn't want a devil in my OR.

Then, two weeks ago, I did cataract surgery on a Catholic Evangelizer. She recounted that during the surgery, she saw Mama Mary's image. She was fervently praying for the success of the operation and upon seeing the image, she felt lighthearted and very confident.

From this two accounts, nobody can deny that GOD's presence is indeed among us.

I thank you, Lord, for all the successful surgeries.

You are indeed the Master of my Work.

Choosing your own death


The World Health Organization projects that one million people will die from suicide this year - a global mortality rate of 16 per 100,000, or one death every 40 seconds.

Suicide is an enigmatic and disconcerting phenomenon. Because of others' inability to directly occupy the mental world of the suicidal, suicide appears to elude easy explanation. This inexplicability is stunningly captured by Jeffrey Eugenides in his novel The Virgin Suicides. In the novel, the narrator describes the reactions of several teenaged boys to the suicides of five sisters. The boys keep a collection of the dead girls' belongings, repeatedly sifting through them in a vain attempt to understand their deaths. (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)

Suicide TreeEver since a young blogger and well-accomplishment poet chose her own exit, tributes and honors were done in her memory and everyone was asking why she did it but the answers were as mysterious as she is. It died with her, at that, we would never be a party to the whole truth. What is left for us are the innuendos. Because, blaming others for that death will never bring us anywhere to the truth.

Due my disability of occupying the suicidal mind, I googled and there were a lot of sites came up, from the suicide help desks to tips on how to accomplish your own death.

A few misconceptions and its proven counterpart are worth mentioning here:

1. Misconception:
If someone says they want to kill themselves, there is usually no way to prevent it.
Fact :
Most suicidal person are ambivalent, they are miserable but they wish to be saved.

2. Misconception:
Suicide happens suddenly and impulsively without premeditation.
Fact :
Less than 5% of suicides result from impulsive panic-stricken behavior. More often than not, the suicide thought arises as a FANTASY to resolve some personal crisis.

3. Misconception:
Once a person attempts suicide and fails, this minimizes the possibility of a future attempt because he has "gotten it out of his system".
Most suicide patients are irrational at the time of their suicidal crisis. This person has ambivalent feelings; they want to live. However, overwhelmed with despair, anxiety, hopelessness, they cannot see any other solution to their problems.

Suicides can be prevented but we must understand and identify the risk factors.

A risk factor is anything that increases the likelihood that persons will harm themselves. However, risk factors are not necessarily causes. Research has identified the following risk factors for suicide (DHHS 1999):


  • Previous suicide attempt(s)
  • History of mental disorders, particularly depression
  • History of alcohol and substance abuse
  • Family history of suicide
  • Family history of child maltreatment
  • Feelings of hopelessness
  • Impulsive or aggressive tendencies
  • Barriers to accessing mental health treatment
  • Loss (relational, social, work, or financial)
  • Physical illness
  • Easy access to lethal methods
  • Unwillingness to seek help because of the stigma attached to mental health and substance abuse disorders or suicidal thoughts
  • Cultural and religious beliefs—for instance, the belief that suicide is a noble resolution of a personal dilemma
  • Local epidemics of suicide
  • Isolation, a feeling of being cut off from other people
A surprising number of people who complete suicide do not leave suicide notes. According to Canadian researcher Dr. A. Leenaars, who has extensively studied suicide notes, the percentage of those who leave notes varies from 12 to 37% percent. Here are some example of suicide notes:
Click here : Suicide Notes

Current Read: My fascination with single, angst driven women.


Philippine Family Tree

Condolence to the family, our respects to you.
But I just find your names very uncommon.

Tagged ! 5 things I am thankful for.

"Seaside Jewels" Thank You Cards

This is my first time to be tagged, and it came from a very sexy lady from the South. Well, all sexy ladies are from the South, ehem, ehem !

1. Thank you, God, that I woke up today, still alive and kicking well.
2. Thank you, all my patients, for putting your trust on me. They wouldn't want anybody to touch their eyes except me.
3. Thank you, my son, for being a beautiful person. I still can't believe that my blood and my soul has produced a wonderful child.
4. Thank you, my husband, for loving and adoring me all this years, even if my mood swings are more frequent now.
5. Thank you, my fate and destiny, for bringing me where I am today. I'm forever grateful to you God for guiding my lost soul.

Hurry Putter

I just watched Harry Potter the movie tonite. Whenever I see movies, i usually rate it as "can happily live without it" or "would have died if i did'nt watch it".
And without doubt Harry belongs to the former, pagka-way klarong salidaha, pakapinan pa sa bati kaayo nga sound system sa SM Cinema 2. Mupay mag-lisud ta ug sabut sa British Accent, di pa ta kaapas kay piit kaayo ang ininglis.
Wa gyuy lami.

Surprise !

The hub wanted a new PC for his new office, so off we went to the mall to search. We found one in Octagon. Once set up, he realized it was Vista and he was intimidated with the new thingy and he decided to exchange my old Windows to his very brand new PC.
My smile was a mile long, when my only wish was to change only to LCD monitor.
Indeed, it's snowing in July.

North Korea's Blind Loyalty to the Great Leader

POSTED February 27, 2007

Inside North Korea

Lisa Ling

I have traveled to many places on many continents, but I never felt my personal freedom limited as much as it was during our time in North Korea. North Korea is usually off-limits to foreigners—especially to Americans. In order to film the work of Dr. Ruit, a Nepalese eye surgeon, the only way that I could enter the secretive state was to go undercover posing as part of his medical team. Ruit's goal is to heal patients in poor countries who have gone blind from cataracts. My cameraman and I hoped that we would also get glimpses of real life in North Korea. It turned out to be one of the hardest assignments I had. The government sent us six (!) minders who accompanied us all the way from Katmandu, Nepal to North Korea and back. In Pyongyang they took away our passports and cell phones. There wasn't a moment when we could wander off and walk around unobserved. I had to stay within eyesight of the hotel, so I jogged in circles around the compound. This is what prison must feel like. The only North Korean citizens we were officially allowed to film were Dr. Ruit's patients. The number of people who came to see him was overwhelming. In the developed world cataracts hardly ever cause blindness, and mostly elderly people are affected. Here, children and old people alike had lived in the dark for years. All were hoping for a miracle. We witnessed Dr. Ruit and his team operate on more than one thousand people in only six days. It was an act of unbelievable stamina, and proved Dr. Ruit's deep-rooted humanity. Then the crucial day arrived. A thousand fearful and expectant patients with their eyes bandaged were gathered in one room. What would happen when the bandages come off? Nobody knew and everybody, including us, held their breaths. Dr. Ruit went up to every single person, talked to each one soothingly – and slowly took off the bandage. One by one, we witnessed the miracle happening. Old women saw their grandchildren and children their parents for the first time after years in the dark. But what was so remarkable was that immediately after regaining their sight, rather than thanking the doctor, people started crying and bowing and giving thanks in front of pictures of the Dear Leader Kim Jong Il and his father, Kim Il Sung as hundreds clapped and cheered in unison. I never saw such an extreme personality cult before.

Text Invitation to a Despideda Party

Mam, buhi pako !
Molarga ra ko sa Japan.

Tagay, Bisag Baha!

Nag-palabi sa gibati.

Sharing what I know best : Eye Care for Tired Eyes

i. Know your eyes

Tears: The first line of defense, they also serve as lubrication by keeping the eyes moist and nourished; they also have a corrective lens function.

Eyelids: Their main job is to protect your eyes from dirt, dust and harsh light.

Eyelashes: A protective net for your eyes.

Cornea: A refractive zone that guides light to reach the retina.

Pupil: Controls the amount of light that enters your eyes.

Lens: A refractive zone that also guides light into the retina.

Retina and Optic Nerve: A bunch of intricate wiring that carries vision signals between your brain and eyes.

ii. Exercise your eyes

Dr Harish S Belvi, a practising ophthalmologist (eye specialist) based in Mumbai, says that regular work hours should be infused with short breaks. During such breaks, he suggests a small and easy exercise: "First, blink your eyes several times. While you keep your eyes closed, roll your eyeballs both clockwise and anticlockwise and take a deep breath. Gradually open your eyes while releasing your breath. This exercise lasts for a minute and you can repeat it three times before getting back to work." It serves as a good workout for the eyes.

iii. Look away

While working for long hours, look at distant objects either in your office or outside. Looking at a distant object and then returning to your task helps your eyes focus better. Try taking such visual breaks for about five to 10 minutes every hour.

iv. Palming

Sit straight at your workstation and rub your palms against each other till you feel them warm. The warmth of your palms helps soothe and relax tired eyes. Then, lightly cup your eyes with your palms and relax for 60 seconds. Count the seconds in your mind. Repeat this exercise two to three times whenever your eyes feel tired, or as often as you want. While palming, you can either rest your elbows on your desk or keep away from the desk and cup your eyes. Both ways are fine.

Splash water on your face

During breaks, splash water on your face while closing your eyes. This has an overall relaxing effect and helps you feel refreshed.

Take a walk

After you're done with lunch, take a stroll outside your office for a few minutes. This will give your eyes a much-needed break and get them some fresh air.

vii. Use tea bags

Keep two used tea bags in the refrigerator before you leave for work. Once you are home, place the tea bags on your eyes for a few minutes as you relax. This not only soothes tired eyes, but also reduces puffiness.

Drink water

Drink plenty of water. It helps reduce puffiness. When a person is dehydrated, especially in an air-conditioned office, the body starts storing water as a defence mechanism. This adds to puffiness around the eyes.

Eat healthy

Incorporate Vitamins A, C, and E on a daily basis; eat citrus fruits, green leafy veggies, tomatoes, spinach, poultry and dairy products. Pack a box of chopped carrots, cucumber and fresh fruits and munch in-between meals at the office.

x. Know your contact lenses

"Ideally, a person who uses lenses should wear it for not more than 10-12 hours a day and occasionally for 14 hours a day," suggests Dr Belvi.

Never wear your contact lenses while swimming. The pool water houses various micro-organisms as there are several people using it. This may lead to fungal infections in the eyes. In addition, the chlorine in the water can damage your contact lenses.

"Lenses are like sponge, making them susceptible to attracting dirt," says Dr Belvi.

xi. Eye dos and don'ts

~ Visit your doctor

"One should ideally visit their ophthalmologist once a year, but if there is a problem with your eyes, visit sooner," suggests Dr Belvi.

In addition, before buying an eye-care product such as eye drops, always check the expiry date and don't forget to check the prescription. It is always advisable to visit your ophthalmologist prior to visiting your optician. Remember, your ophthalmologist is trained to detect several other eye related diseases, apart from the reading of your eye power.

~ Wear antiglare glasses while driving or at work

"Antiglare glasses are mainly used for focused light -- such as full beam car headlights -- and serve well for night driving. These can also be used while working on the computer," says Dr Belvi.

Using a pair of antiglare glasses while working on a computer can reduce the strain on the eyes to a certain extent. If you wear contact lenses, wear a pair of zero powered antiglare glasses for the same purpose.

~ Use re-wetting eye drops

An office environment that is predominantly air-conditioned, coupled with a computer intensive job, this is the perfect combination for dry eyes.

In such cases, you can use re-wetting eye drops to give relief to your eyes. Why? "When dry eyes occur, the aim is to get the tears back into our eyes -- whether it is naturally (by simple blinking exercises), or artificially (if the problem aggravates)," says Dr Belvi.

"Re-wetting eye drops have a similar in composition to natural tears. One should go for eye drops that do not have any preservatives. Eye drops with preservatives are toxic to the eyes in the long run. You can use re-wetting eye drops as and when required, but preferably span it to a minimum of four to six times a day. If the problem persists, visit your ophthalmologist as soon as possible."

The two most commonly used preservatives in all eye drops are Benz Alkonium Chloride and Chlorbutol. Read the contents of the bottle carefully and avoid eye drops with these preservatives.

~ Reduce your smoking and alcohol intake

"Smoking and alcohol consumption (either alone or combined) causes irreversible optic nerve damage. As both nicotine and alcohol are nerve toxins, they affect the nerves in the long run. Over a period of time, this can lead to poor or weak eyesight," warns Dr Belvi.

~ Never rub your eyes

If dirt enters your eyes, do not rub as this may cause the dirt to stick inside. "Blink several times to start your tears flowing; this will help flush out the dirt," advises Dr Belvi. "If you rub your eyes, the dirt particle will keep disturbing your vision and irritate your eyes. In such cases, seek your ophthalmologist's help immediately."

Quick tips

~ Shelf life

Preservative-free re-wetting eye drops have a shelf life of about a year, if the seal is unopened. Those with preservatives last around two years, if unopened.

~ Discard

All eye drops should be discarded within a month after opening their seals. Once opened, the medicinal properties tend to deteriorate due to exposure to the external atmosphere, making it unsuitable for your eyes.

~ Protective eye gear

While driving, wear protective eye gear -- especially if you are wearing contact lenses (for night driving) or sunglasses with UV protection (for day driving). Make sure the gear covers the sides of your eyes as well.

Being healthy is a personal choice and one has to work hard at it. A balanced diet, regular sleep habits, a balance between work and rest, ad exercises -- all play a vital role in restoring our health and helping us maintain our eyesight.

source: Rediff news

Sharing what I know best : Computer Vision Syndrome

Dr Harish S Belvi, a practising ophthalmologist (eye specialist) based in Mumbai, says that this occurs "when there is a shortening of tear break up time. In other words, tears that form a defensive film over the eyes start drying up. This occurs when the eyes are open and looking into the monitor for too long. The tears evaporate from the eyes faster, causing the eyes to dry up."

i. Eyestrain

Eyestrain, which is a common problem, mostly occurs when we are working on something for a long time without taking adequate breaks. It can be caused by activities such as watching television, working on the computer, reading a book or studying for long hours. In such cases, your eye muscles are working hard to help you focus.

During these times, your inner eye muscles tighten up, causing your eyes to get irritated, dry up and feel uncomfortable. In addition, lack of sleep, fatigue, poor lighting and an incorrect posture (such as slouching on your chair), can aggravate eyestrain.

Symptoms include a mild headache, coupled with irritated/ smarting eyes. You might also find it difficult to focus after a prolonged session of reading or looking at your computer screen.

Prevention: Apart from placing your monitor 25 inches away from where you sit, tilt it a little below eye level. How does this help? Dr Belvi says, "When your eyes are looking down at a lower level, they are opened less as compared to when you look directly into a monitor tilted at a higher level. Thus, keeping the monitor at a lower level helps minimise evaporation of moisture from your eyes."

Opt for LCD/ plasma monitors as they are more soothing, compared to cathode ray tube monitors. "LCD or plasma monitors are technologically more advanced. As a result, the pixilated picture quality and colour contrast are soothing to the eyes. Compared to that, cathode ray tube monitors are harsh on the eyes as they display focused light on the eyes," he adds.

You can also set the lighting and brightness of your monitor to a lower glare, as per your comfort level.

ii. Dry Eyes

This problem can be worse for those who wear contact lenses to work on a daily basis. Dry eyes occur when our blink rate declines considerably while working on a computer. More so since we are looking straight ahead into the monitor, as compared to desk work where we look down at our books/ files.

The very act of looking into a monitor without blinking results in tear evaporation. An air-conditioned office environment also contributes to this problem, dehydrating our eyes and causing them to itch.

Some of the basic symptoms of dry eyes are a feeling of dryness and irritation, a gritty/ grainy feeling in the eyes, a blurring of vision, redness, feeling a strain on the eyes, general stress, an intolerance to light, and headaches.

Prevention: Follow certain precautions like keeping a minimum distance of 25 inches from the screen.

Fix an antiglare screen on your monitor.

Take regular visual breaks lasting few minutes, at intervals of 20 minutes -- such as looking away from the screen for about a minute and then getting back to work. This will help your eyes focus better.

Blink your eyes several times so they are nourished with tears.

Use preservative-free re-wetting eye drops; these can be safely used even by those of you who wear contact lenses.

iii. Vision related headaches

Most of us have suffered from vision related headaches. These signal eyestrain and are usually caused by improper workplace conditions. Glare from the computer screen and poor lighting are some of the main culprits. Some of the main symptoms include headaches that occur mostly toward the front part of your head or forehead, and you finding yourself pressing the point between your eyes and upper part of your nose.

Prevention: If at home, have lemon tea. If at work, try a hot cup of tea, as it helps soothe headaches.

"The best thing is to get some rest for yourself and for your eyes," suggests Dr Belvi.

source: Rediff news

Sharing what I know best : Warning Signs and Risks for Vision Problems in Children

Among the children's health issues that parents are most concerned with, eyes and vision rank near the top. That's especially true because vision is very important to the development and education of a child. And parents must be extra-vigilant because a child may not realize that his vision is not normal. If it's what he always knew, then naturally it will seem normal to him. It's up to the attentive parent to notice the signs of a vision problem and follow up with a visit to the eye doctor for a children's eye exam.

The Warning Signs and Risks for Vision Problems in Children are:

  • Squinting, closing or covering one eye
  • Constantly holding materials close to the face
  • Tilting the head to one side
  • Rubbing eyes repeatedly
  • One or both eyes turn in or out
  • Redness or tearing in eyes
  • Premature birth
  • Developmental delays
  • Family history of "lazy eye" or "thick glasses"
  • A disease that affects the whole body (such as diabetes, sickle cell or HIV)
If you notice any of these symptoms, make sure your child sees an eye doctor for a comprehensive children's eye exam. Keep in mind that not all children's vision problems can be diagnosed by you or a school nurse; only an eye doctor has the training and equipment to catch everything.

Below are some of the common concerns surrounding children's vision. Click on the links for more information.

Vision and Learning







Computer Vision Syndrome

UV Awareness


Balimbing !

How can you accused somebody of doing grave sins against the Filipino people, then be his champion later ?

How can you live with yourself when you accepted the vice-presidency and attack the person who gave you the honor ?

Zero integrity, Zero respect.

Think you might need an eye exam?

Eye and Tuli: My Son is no longer PISOT.

since 6 years old.

Eye and Teeth: My Son's Milky Tooth Extraction

Your Sun Sign

April 20 - May 20
Taurus is ruled by the Planet Venus, a lovely gal who didn't deny herself many things. In ancient Roman mythology, Venus was the Goddess of Love, Beauty and Pleasure, and Taureans have pretty much taken up where she left off. Bulls are fond of all things pretty, whether it's in their home, at a museum or on the stage. Life as one sweet pas de deux is how the Taurean-born like it. To onlookers, this may look like so much materialism and blessed excess, but Bulls really aren't interested in living without beauty in their lives. Beauty to the Bull also comes in the way of a happy home life, one which includes a partner and a stable relationship.

Taureans value harmony in their personal lives, so they'll work hard on keeping their mate happy. The Bull's penchant for sensual pleasures, of course, can only help things along! Bulls can also be the sappiest of sentimentalists. Will all this overweening attention to their mate turn a Bull into a possessive mess? Probably not, although these folks do have to manage their tendency to latch on a bit tight. At the end of the day, however, the Taurean-born are true romantics and loyal to the core.

The Element associated with Taurus is Earth. No pie-in-the-sky for these practical folks, since they'd much rather be on terra firma. Bulls tend toward conservatism, and this is often seen in their day-to-day behavior. No far-out schemes (that's Air) or shrieking ultimatums (more like Fire) here. Taureans far prefer to take each day slowly and steadily and work toward their ultimate goal. Along these lines, those born under this Sign are happy to stick with their projects until they have reached a successful conclusion. They are also extremely patient and dependable along the way. Does that sound earthy enough? The only kink in this well-oiled chain is the heckler in the gallery that tries to upbraid the Bull. These folks may not have a hair-trigger temper, but it's short enough. Bulls in a hissy fit can get pretty argumentative, but eventually they'll calm down and come back to center, since these folks would much rather be Zen. The Earth in this Sign does tend to act as a balancing mechanism so that things never get truly out of hand. For every one person who considers the Bull a pain, there are two who will say 'No way!' and happily take the Taurean's gentle charms any day.

Sa clinic, ganihang buntag.

Ako: Noy, unsay problema sa mata?
Pasyente: Na-igo akong mata sa akong kuku.
Ako: (ako gitan-aw iya kamot) ka-pila man ni mahitabo, noy?
Pasyente: Kanunay, dra.
Ako: (hatag sa resita) kada-semana ni buhata.
Pasyente: (ni-basa sa resita) eye drop ni, dra?
Ako: dili, nail cutter, putla nang imu kuku kay taas kaayo. Di naka ma-problema kay mas barato pa na sa eye drop.

bwahahahaha! pasi-aw lang !

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Himantayon pud ko 2

Himantayon pud ko

Sa parlor.

Babaye 1: Nagpa-unsa ka?
Babaye 2: Nagpa-pedicure.
Babaye 1: Pedicure gud, autopsy man na !
Babaye 2: Ngano gung autopsy nga buhi pa man ko.
Babaye 1: Patay na man na imong kuku, mao nang gi-autopsy !


My Heritage Carcar Town: Now a City

I have mixed emotions with this current event.

Is the city hood good for CARCAR
or is only good for some people ?
Would the promise of big budget and new industries
to come in really true or just promises often broken?

I am proud to be a Carcaranon.
Would I be proud later on if the full brunt of city hood
done its course?
I will always remember my town as laid back,
everybody knows everybody.
One whole block full relatives, as our street GEN LUNA St is.

It will bring more people, more business, more noise, more garbage,
But come to think of it, even without the city hood,
Carcar is springing life on its own, breathing new life everywhere.
Gaisano and Jollibee came before it became a city
as well as the Sta. Lucia and Aboitiz Land companies.

Do we really need it or we just wanted it badly ?
Now, we can't do anything no more, can we ?

Senador Barbie

Kris, sis and cousin taps top designers for Noynoy's wardrobe and haircut

Kalooy pud tawn aning tawhana, gi-buhat ug male Barbie sa iyang mga kabanay nga babae, pero sige na lang kay love og idol man nako si Kris Aquino, pasayloon na lang nako, bisag saputon ko sa nawong aning NOYNOY unya wa raba jud ko mubutar aning tawhana. Hinaut na lang na mo-gwapo siya bisag opaw. Pero kinahanglan pa siya mu-lihok ug daghan para deserving siya sa mga nibutar niya, exemption na lang ko kay kebs kung mag-unsa siya sa SENADO, kay wa gud ko mubutar niya.

I used to like this guy a lot, but when he started to hang out with ERAP'S group, the admiration flew off the window in a puff, KRIS or NO KRIS. If you started to go out with the devil, you will soon become a devil. I cannot trust a man who changes his principles with a wink just to win. If you started out with somebody, stick to the person, whether or not this person is not popular for the moment. Loyalty plays a big role in my book. Then Cory, started to go with ERAP and company, it added more to my dismay. NOYNOY maybe NINOY'S SON but he is his MOTHER'S SON too.

Noynoy can easily succumb to women's charm and this could be his number one distraction or destruction. What can we do ? He grows up with strong women on his side, their influence on his person could never be discounted.

And now that he is SENATOR, would his women prevail over the Filipino people ?


We just finished hosting dinner with my husband's aunt from USA. What is so interesting was that it was only last week that they know they were relatives. If not for the cemetery caretaker, they wouldn't have bump into each other and reconnect. Mind you, they were close relations. Her mother and my husband's lola were sisters. I don't know the circumstances on why they lost contact, considering that they are close relations.

She was so happy to find new relatives that she wanted to hire a professional genealogist to trace the family roots.

Can anybody out there help ? Where can we get a professional genealogist ?