Tuesday, June 9, 2009

The world is full of fears about the dreadful illness caused by AH1N1 flu virus. Everyday, we hear news about how many people were killed and how it can possibly hit us. No wonder everybody is paranoid about this fierce virus.

Most of the questions being raised are “How we can prevent the virus from spreading and eventually strike us?” and “Is it really infectious?” These are all valid questions. So let’s try to discuss the answers to each question.

How we can prevent the virus from spreading?

  1. Always cover your mouth and nose every time you sneeze.
  2. Apply alcohol-based hand sanitizer when needed.
  3. As much as possible avoid touching your ears, mouth and nose.
  4. Stay away from people who are sick as they might be a carrier of AH1N1 virus.
  5. If you are sick, stay at home for at least seven days until proven you are symptoms free.

Is it contagious? What are the signs and symptoms of AH1N1 virus?

The signs and symptoms of AH1N1 virus are very similar to ordinary flu that strikes us. There is fever, runny nose, cough, chills, headache, sore throat and fatigue. And like ordinary flu, it spreads from one person to the other through sneeze, cough and even touching.

It has been guaranteed by many doctors that there’s a known cure for this much dreaded disease, but of course prevention is much better than cure. There’s nothing to lose if we will do all these pandemic preparation, but instead we gain so much out of it as we save not just our own life but others’ lives as well.

Nowadays, it’s hard to find job that can pay all your bills and loans. This makes us think of some possible options to earn more. Apparently, this is what happens to me. Hahaha! I need extra income to cover up my credit card bills, loans and many others.

I researched for some answers to my problem and I found one very helpful way to get rid of those money owing. The online home business opportunity!

But don’t rush. Don’t resign just yet. Try to check home based online jobs that would fit your needs and interest. Also, check the legitimacy and stability of the opportunity in order not to waste your time, effort and money.

Prepare yourself with enough information and if possible get some training materials because like any other jobs, home based jobs also require the same standards the customary job demands.

As soon as you established those things, check what you can get out of it and what is expected of you. You need to know the mode of payment as well and its regularity. Also, be very clear about everything before you start working to avoid bigger trouble!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Part I

I can’t get enough of my summer fun activities so I went to Samal Island to experience the unique Tarpaulin Slide at Aqua-fun Adventure Maxima. Indeed! I had maximum level of fun with their aqua-fun activities!

First, we tried the 40 meters long, 1 meter wide tarpaulin slide. There are 3 people who assisted us. One guy helped us wear our life vest, the other one is giving out instructions and the other guy is waiting for us around 2 meters below the edge of the tarpaulin slide. He is the one that signals the lead guide to let the second glider to slide as soon as the first one reached the port steps.

When sliding, you need to keep your hand crossed on your chest to prevent you from constantly changing your gliding position. Also, you need to keep your feet together so that you’ll get the perfect splash and won’t hurt yourself. You can perform different dives though soon as you get used to it.

You need to take a shower first before sliding for you not to create friction with the tarpaulin. Wait until the tarpaulin gets wet and never slide without the signal from the lead guide to avoid accident.

The edge of the giant slide is 5ft above sea water if it is high tide, but it could reach up to 12ft if it’s low tide so it is more challenging. If you want to try dropping with longer extent then you might as well go there around 4pm. The sea water is 120ft deep but there’s nothing to fret because your life vest will help you float up in less than 5 seconds. Exciting? Experience it yourself and post your comments here :)

Part II

After we satisfy our itch for tarpaulin slide adventure, we rented sets of snorkeling gadget. The area where the giant slide was mounted is also a good area for snorkeling because they don’t allow fishing that can destroy the corals and fishes on that area.

There are bunch of beautiful hard corals with different shapes and sizes and the fishes are plenty too! So don’t miss the snorkeling activity at Aqua Fun Adventure Maxima! It’s worth trying…

Part III

After the snorkeling activity we went straight to Maxima – The home above the sea. It is owned by the Dizon family and out of their kindness they share one of their most valued properties to the public. It is their objective to share the same feeling of serenity, pleasure, and fun that they experienced every time they spend a holiday at maxima.

Maxima cottage has 3 bedrooms that can accommodate up to 10 persons. There are several activities that you can enjoy at maxima at the price you can absolutely afford! You can use the supplied life vest to go snorkeling and witness the beauty of the fish sanctuary right below Maxima Cottage.

You can also cook your own food as they intentionally set a kitchen so that you can decide the best meal for your family, friends or loved ones. What’s so amazing is that you can also use the cottage speedboat and get entertained at Maxima billiard hall!

The first time I heard about Zip city is from my friend but I saw the real video when I watched the program Sports Unlimited. I was thrilled.

Of course I just don’t let the excitement fade away without even trying it. So there you go… We went to Hill Top Davao where the famous Zip City can be found. It’s just around hundred meters away from Dencio’s Restaurant so it’s really simple to locate even if it’s your first time to go there. It’s fairly accessible!

When we get to their reception area, they collect 200Php from us for the zip then they help us wear our safety harness and helmet. They will let you choose if you will zip alone or go with a partner. We decided to embrace the challenge single-handedly. So I climb up to their spiral stairs and bear the fear and excitement myself while I’m on my way to get on to their zip panel.

The edge stander is waiting for me. He clipped a secure hook in my body harness and checked all the details of my safety gear to ensure that I will land on their unloading panel and not on the ground which is 120ft. under. Hahaha!

They set my expectation that I will only glide for approximately 35sec. and traverse through zip cable which is 320 meters long. So I gather all my strengths and jump from the edge of the panel at the count of three and woooohhhhhooooooooooo!!!! It feels like heaven!

It’s different from my first zip above water experience because the panorama is the entire Davao City. Though it’s more risky, it’s really worth trying because the flying sensation over trees and cliff is truly magnificent!

Monday, March 16, 2009

I’m in a vacation mode right now. I’m quite sure most of the working people can relate to this feeling. You know the feeling of wanting to spend more time at home or somewhere else where you can relax and enjoy and forget about the pressures at work.

Cruise ship vacation! This sounds so fascinating to me. Seems like I can do two things at a time and that is to relax while enjoying different places in one exciting trip. Well, there are lots of cruise packages like romantic cruise, destination oriented cruise, family friendly cruise and some is designed for ocean adventure cruise only (Minus the adventure of being captured by Pirates hahaha!)

Having this thought, I tried to research some of the important things that we need to do, bring or the things that we can expect for a cruise ship vacation. One important thing to acquire first is a passport as it’s practically needed for any international travel or international cruise travel for this matter. The next thing that you might want to consider is the amount of money that you can spend for this vacation. The usual package would include passage, sleeping arrangement and meals. Apart from these things everything else should be purchased by you.

I found out that there are also cruises that would let the passengers control their schedules. This is far different to the usual set up where the travel guide will be the one to control meal schedules, events and destinations. If these things concerned you, then you may need to ask first your travel agent about how they run the entire travel.

Of course we don’t want to disregard our outfit. You might want to ask your travel agent about the activities while sailing, the destinations and the climate just so you can pack the right attire for the whole duration of travel. Also, don’t forget to bring your cameras to capture superb moments. Whew! I guess I would try cruise ship vacation within this year :)