Author Archives: Yami

Dog Appreciation Day

Our old pooch Oreo is 10 years old. It seems like yesterday when he’s just a little fur ball who loves to play bite. Our legs and feet bore the brunt of his play biting. We love him even when he’s just grumpy most of the time. He is still the same Oreo who loves belly rubs.

Oreo is 3 years old in this photo.

Happy National Dog Day, Oreo. We love you!

National Dog Day or Dog Appreciation Day, is celebrated on the 26th of August. As an all day event, you can celebrate with your furry best friend for as long as you want.  

Google Doodle: Wear a Mask

This is so cute yet effective in sending out a message to the public to protect themselves from catching the lethal Coronavirus by wearing mask. Thanks Google. More informational doodle like this, please.

Wear a mask. Save lives: Help Stop Coronavirus

Stay Home. Save Lives.

Help stop coronavirus

  1. STAY home as much as you can
  2. KEEP a safe distance
  3. WASH hands often
  4. COVER your cough
  5. SICK? Call ahead

Protect yourself and others around you by knowing the facts and taking appropriate precautions. Follow advice provided by your local health authority.

To prevent the spread of COVID-19:

1. Clean your hands often. Use soap and water, or an alcohol-based hand rub.
2. Maintain a safe distance from anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
3. Wear a mask when physical distancing is not possible.
4. Don’t touch your eyes, nose or mouth.
5. Cover your nose and mouth with your bent elbow or a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
6. Stay home if you feel unwell.
7. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention.

Calling in advance allows your healthcare provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility. This protects you, and prevents the spread of viruses and other infections.

Masks

Masks can help prevent the spread of the virus from the person wearing the mask to others. Masks alone do not protect against COVID-19, and should be combined with physical distancing and hand hygiene. Follow the advice provided by your local health authority.

General public health information by the World Health Organization and Google.

Online Distance Learning

My younger kid, who will be 21 in a few days, is embarking on a “new way” to earn his college degree. The community college which K is currently enrolled at is now promoting virtual learning method so that students can still pursue education amid the pandemic.

K is completing second year (third term) of the course, Bachelor of Multimedia Arts (BAMMA) through virtual classes. (Visit the school site to know more about the school offering.)

Since June 15, K is taking virtual classes aptly named Online Distance Learning Term, from the comfort of our home. He has his own room with basic things he needs to keep up with the lessons. Unlike the subjects that are taken in a normal school setting, subjects are fewer and discussions per hour are much shorter to meet the demand of online classes, and for students to have more time with their families during the quarantine period.

Hopefully, K is taking this new normal setup well. I think he is slowly adjusting. On our part, hubby and I hope that we can continue to support his education despite the minimal fund coming in. But we are positive that we can all go through with this situation unscathed. We pray the same for everyone out there.