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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

My Daughter have Chicken Pox and I Learned and Important Lesson in Life

My daughter was just treated because of pneumonia. At first glance you wont even think that she got pneumonia until she coughs and sneezes. She was declared free of pneumonia last Saturday but another one was about to unfold, an ordeal I don't want my daughter to experience but part of growing up.
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For two days, she was too cranky, refused to drink her milk and eat her food, she can't even find her rhythm to sleep at night. She is very irritated because of chicken pox.
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On the first day (that's a Friday), she only consumed 4 ounces of milk the whole day, nothing more and you will already noticed that she lose some weights (see left photo). The second day was even harder though she ate a small serving of porridge, she did not eat anymore or even drink her milk.
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She cried at night until 3 am I guess. I bought some biscuits and a cup of noodles hoping that she would eat it but still refused. We tried hard to let her drink her milk, even if she was trying it was really difficult for her because her tongue also have chicken pox.
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I was really worried that she would end up dehydrated. At about 4am (I guess), we tried to convinced her to drink her milk. We told her that she needs it to avoid dehydration. With the help of a teaspoon she begun drinking her milk. It may be funny but I started to cry the moment she sipped her milk and consumed 6 ounces of milk.
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Because of my daughter's ordeal, I understand more how our Almighty Father love us, His children. When we are experiencing difficulties in life, He is watching us and even cry with us. He is hurting when we got hurt, he grieves with us when we are sad but most especially, He dances with us in times of victory.
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There is always a lesson to learn and blessings to receive from any trials that comes our way. My daughter's ordeal is over. She is drinking her milk now and her appetite is back to normal. She ate a lot of grapes yesterday. The blessings she receive: she is not drinking her milk in her feeding bottle anymore but straight from a cup (though sometimes she still wanted a teaspoon).
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No more tears at night.
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Parenthood is a difficult job but I love every second of it.
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P.S. : Thanks to her toy Barney, it helped a lot. Some sort of a security blanket I guess. We are expecting that the chicken pox will be gone in a day or 2

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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Marikina Christmas Celebration 2010 @ the River Park

Its been a tradition of the City Government of Marikina to celebrate Christmas season extra ordinarily and it was inaugurated last November 15, 2010 at the Marikina River Park.

Just like in the past years since its conception in 2002, the celebration highlights the "Tiange sa Ilog" (Night Bazaar by the River). The entire stretch of the Marikina River is lined up with hundreds of stalls selling shoes, toys, cloths, accessories and food mostly at affordable price.
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For the past 7 years the theme of the celebration is "Marikina Christmas Festival" or MCF for short which is also the initials of our previous Mayor, Marides Carlos Fernando. In line with the tradition, the City Government named the theme after the name of our new Mayor, Del de Guzman which is “Dito Exciting Lagi ang Pasko” (in Marikina, Christmas is always exciting). I do hope they would come up with a better theme next year.

A new exciting theme park is recently open along Jesus dela Peña side of the river park, the Wonder Park, our own version of Jurassic Park. Nightly fares also feature various entertainment shows in line with the nine-week festivity focusing on different weekly themes. Weekly themes include Reyna ng Karnabal, Food Festival, Paskuhan ng mga Bata, Fashion Show, Palarong Pasko, Circus and Magic Shows, Cultural Show, Senior Citizens, and Barangay Week.
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This year's celebration is simpler and safe. In fact, the city government deploy peace and order team composed of local policemen, barangay tanods and security guards. They also deploy K-9 units at the Tiangge’s entry and exit points.
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Come and enjoy Marikina City's Christmas Festival. It will run until January 15, 2011


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