March 4, 2013
Baby cured of HIV for the first time
I read this particular article that a baby in Mississippi was cured of HIV as an infant. The doctors and researchers were astonished themselves too. This is a good sign as there are a lot of innocent babies who are born HIV positive every year, all over the world. If cure is found, it does not mean that it’s okay for people to continue their habits of retrieving the disease. We too must prevent these diseases from occurring through proper sex education, not just in schools but also for adults. There are a lot of couples all over the world who do not receive education. Therefore couples, young or old, should also educate themselves about the disadvantages of having multiple partners and habits that would lead to transmitting the disease. We hope that AIDS/HIV positive individuals will decrease in numbers and in the long run, disappear. It’s long shot however, there is nothing wrong in dreaming for it.
While the tests have detected an occasional “signal” of the virus, the various analyses from several labs using different techniques “confirms to us that this is a case of ‘functional cure,’ meaning that the virus hasn’t rebounded and that…we can’t detect virus activity in this child,” Dr. Persaud said. The work also was supported by the NIH.
January 10, 2013
Do you agree with the poster? Well I do. However I’m as guilty as everyone else in the world for getting take out food at times and have the food packed. What about the number of parties where we rushed to the stores to buy plastic cups, forks, spoons and plates? Yes, guilty! It is true that buying the plastic utensils are cheaper and easier to clean up after a party, however it’s not biodegradable. There are other disposable utensils made out of wood. There are more expensive but they are biodegradable. I tried buying them for a party once, however, one pack is not enough. Best solution though is to use our own utensils. Wash, wash, wash right after. The poster is right, it only takes 5 minutes to wash your own utensils after a meal. Bring home cooked meal for lunch to work or school, with a lunch box. It saves money and better for the environment. Small actions as these do count, you get to plan what to eat (great way to start a good year with a healthier diet) and you also get to save money.
November 26, 2012
What is real pain? Emotional pain or physical pain? Is it better to get physically hurt or get hurt emotionally inside? What would you do if you find out that you have a serious illness that neither you or anyone you know can do anything about it but just wait for further results? That is pain. Novels always portray the best stories as they always have definite endings. It’s either a bad ending or a good ending. Even the bad endings have a good side to it. Life isn’t like the novel stories where you can just rip parts of the pages from your life and fill it up with colorful stories in it. They say that what you do not know can’t hurt you, I disagree. There are a lot of people who are suffering a lot of pain physically and emotionally without knowing why. They know what pain is.
Flightless bird with no wings and air. Trapped in a solitude. Time is all you can rely on, do not despair.
- Pain and Suffering (jaerankim.wordpress.com)
- Managing Invisalign Pain (topdentists.com)
June 6, 2012
Summer is here! Summer is about fun, beach, laugh, loud, etc. What about you? What do you think when you are asked about what summer means. Oh I know! It’s when tons of tourists rush and flock to the beaches just to get a tan. Getting a tan in the summer is a must – don’t we all ladies? Guilty!
Getting the summer blues? Go to YouTube and search for Zumba workout and you’ll be hooked for the rest of the summer. Summer has gone up to the next level – literally! Turning on the fan doesn’t seem to work at all. You perspire profusely and you get out of breath. Well, that’s because we’re living in the city. We need more trees! Save the trees! Stop cutting them!
What else shall we do this summer? Blow blow those blues away! Summer isn’t about being blue, it’s about shining out! Happy Summer everyone!
December 14, 2011
December is finally here – it’s only 11 days left ’till Christmas day! I am so excited! Today I was just out shopping for my Christmas gifts. The malls were filled with Christmas decorations, not much of the Christmas songs as I’m living in the Middle East, but the atmosphere was fantastic.
Mommies and Daddies were shopping with their kids “Dear Santa” letters. I remembered how I used to write my own “Dear Santa” letter at the beginning of the December so that Santa could get my mail on time as post mail would take a month to reach Santa (my parents told me so).
Now shopping my own gifts for my loved ones, it makes me reminisce the times when I was younger and innocent where I still believed in Santa Claus with his working little Elves in the North Pole.
I love Christmas – the gifts, the tree and of course the annual family gathering after the Christmas Church mass. It’s just something that cannot be bought out of money. I’m so excited for this year’s celebration!
Good luck to all of us with the numerous Christmas preparations ahead of us. They are like a huge hurdle to take as it only happens once a year and are meant to be memorable. Happy Holiday everyone!
November 24, 2011
It’s been said that the most successful people in today’s society are the wedding planners and the divorce lawyers. Wherever you go, you would always bump into someone who is divorced. Some may look like they are just doing fine but deep inside, they are crying out for help. Most of the divorced women are taken good care of by their governments or by an organization that’s available in their country. However, these same organizations are not open to men. I just realized this while I was having a conversation with one of the guys in my screen class.
I met one guy who is a divorcee and he himself told me a couple of the struggles he had to go through as a single parent. His wife left him and his kid. He didn’t know what else to do but to overload himself with work. He couldn’t ask much help from other people around him as he didn’t want to show it, he decided to suck it up and move on.
According to The National newspaper, “Legal and social experts say strict visiting rules are denying children the chance to build proper relationships with both parents.” Divorce parents in the UAE aren’t given the same visiting rights as the standard international visiting rights. They’ve mentioned that the most affected victims throughout the failed marriages are the children – they grow up with parents that are not united. If the kid comes to a stage where he or she wants to talk about personal situations, he or she ends up going astray and look for something else or someone else to turn to. This can lead to following the wrong crowd, blinding the divorced couple of the exact whereabouts and doings their children are capable of.
Having couple’s therapy is also needed – specially for a divorced couple. They also need to consult a family therapy. Though the mother and father have undergone splitsville, the foundation for making “a family” for the children is very important. If both parties have moved on with new lovers, bring them along to the family’s therapy too. There are families who ended up growing closer even though the main cause of bringing them together was through a divorce.
It’s how the parents show their sincere intentions of being a true parent that counts for a kid. Going to school, kids would want to feel the same love as they see from their friend’s parents. It’s a challenge if it’s a single parent, however, trying is more than enough as kids are not dumb. If they see that their single mom or dad at least try to be both the mom and the dad for him or her, they will love them more than ever.
October 11, 2011
Today in Screen class, we were discussing about how television have become interactive. The advertisements were extensively polished to “suit” our society’s “interests”. Of course when the television was first introduced, everyone believed everything that came out from that photo-moving box. It was something that was new, hot and fresh – in other words, no one was able to spot the manipulative performance (the real intention) of the show being aired.
When The Brady Bunch show premiered, everyone was fascinated by it as it handled certain “tabooed” topics that were usually hushed away in a very good manner. However, beneath all that was a subconscious real message in the show. They show how family of that big of a size are picture perfect but has a huge chip on their shoulders. This was supposed to be a reflection of the society at that time. However, not everyone during that time were picture perfect. Not all women were always dressed up in a certain way and behaved in a certain way that The Brady Bunch showed. In other words, the producers at that time only had one target audience in their minds – mass audience. They didn’t care about the niche audiences that could be watching and end up perceiving their ideology in their shows in a whole different angle.
At our present time, we have so much channels to choose from. At times, two shows that we would like to watch are playing at the same time. It even has gone to an extent where we are able to record our shows just by a click from the remote so that we won’t be able to miss an episode of any of our shows. Interesting isn’t it? That’s how revolutionary television has taken us this far.
Is television an essential part of your daily life? How far has it taken you?