If you notice I put back a featured image on my blog. I took it out before but I’m putting it back again cos if you read my blog from your laptop, PC, or Ipad there’s a gap in between the title and the main body.
You won’t see the gap when you’re reading my blog from your phone.
I will change the image weekly. So by Monday, there will be a new featured image.
Thanks, everyone who messaged me asking why there is an image appearing on my posts.
This coronavirus paranoia is making me mad more than anything else. First, there are so many fake news circulating in social media that made people nervous and paranoid. People are panicking in buying masks and alcohol. Second, 85% of the tenants in my building are all POGO.
Help me, god.
Every time Arleen (my friend and neighbor) and I ride the elevator we don’t breathe. We both hate wearing masks. I am not affected by the masks shortage (lol). But I admit I am affected by the alcohol shortage.
*the whole week this week I spent looking for alcohol. Out of stock all over teh*
We already requested our admin to fumigate the public areas regularly (lobby, hallways, elevators, 7th floor (our amenities floor, where the lounge area is, spa, gym, and pool) and all the employees has to wear masks. Which they have complied with.
our lobby guards and a maintenance guy (in the middle)
while waiting for my driver coming down from the parking
Last week when I was in the elevator to go down I held my breath. I am just on the 16th floor and our elevators are fast. But it stopped on the 5th floor (I thought: shit, I’ll be holding my breath longer). A maintenance guy came in he said, good morning mam and I smiled at him ( I wanted to tell him fast cos I am not breathing).
And guess where he went down? He went down on the 6th f*cking floor! One floor only. WTH. It triggered me off. Before the door closed I stepped on the door, with half my body out. And I called the kuya (maintenance guy).
“Halika ka nga, isang floor lang hindi mo kayang lakarin? ha? Maglakad ka isang floor lang naman eh. Good exercise yan. Alam mo naman ang hirap ng panahon ngayon. Sa susunod kuya mag lakad ka kung isang floor lang ang pupuntahan mo.”
Then I went back inside the elevator and held my breath again.
I was on my way to meet with my kids for lunch and I told them what happened.
The first thing Vinny asked was: “were there other people in the elevator?” I said no. I was alone. And then my kids and I started arguing and said I shouldn’t have said that blah, blah, blah.
No. Coronavirus or not I will still tell him off. If it’s just 1 floor down (especially down) mag lakad ka na. I mean, it’s good for you. Good exercise and wala ka pang taong ma abala na hindi mo alam yung tao hindi humihinga dahil sa lecheng coronavirus na yan.
Vito said yes, I understand mom but I would tell him nicely like, “kuya pwede mag lakad ka na lang kung one floor down lang”
I saw Vito’s point. But try holding your breath and one f*cking a**hole didn’t want to walk 1 floor down. Let’s see if you can say it nicely.
Hay naku. This went on for a couple of minutes cos we all have a different take on this.
This is my take on this coronavirus. People got paranoid because of the fake news in social media. SARS virus is more deadly than the coronavirus. How come people were not panicking like they are now? Because there were no social media then. We survived the SARS virus. There’s no reason why we won’t survive coronavirus.
I spoke to my Doctor and my Uncle Quito (who was in the medical field for so many years. He used to be one of the top executives in Zuellig) and they both said the same thing. You don’t really need to wear a mask. It’s all about your personal hygiene. Meaning wash your hands every chance you get with alcohol. Don’t go to crowded places and closed in places. And stay indoors as much as you can.
And the best explanation I got so far is this: (please take a minute or 2 to read this. You will understand coronavirus better and you won’t be running around like a headless chicken looking for masks.
Doctor’s advice about coronavirus:
1. It is pretty large in size (cell is about 400-500nm diameter), so any normal mask (not just the N95 feature) should be able to filter it out. However, when someone who’s infected sneezes in front of you, it will take a great 3 meters (about 10 feet) before it drops to the ground and is no longer airborne.
2. When the virus drops on a metal surface, it will live for at least 12 hours. So remember if you come in contact with any metal surface, wash your hands with soap thoroughly.
3. The virus can remain active on fabric for 6-12 hours. Normal laundry detergent should kill the virus. For winter clothing that does not require daily washing, you can put it out under the sun to kill the virus.
About the symptoms of pneumonia caused by Coronavirus:
1. It will first infect the throat, so the throat will have the dry sore throat feeling which will last for 3 to 4 days
2. Then the virus will blend into the nasal fluid and drips into the trachea and enter the lungs, causing pneumonia. This process will take 5 to 6 days.
3. With pneumonia, comes high fever and difficulty in breathing. The nasal congestion is not like the normal kind. You will feel like you are drowning in water. It’s important to go seek immediate medical attention if you feel like this.
1. The most common way of getting infected is by touching things in public, so you must wash your hands frequently. The virus can only live on your hands for 5-10 mins, but a lot can happen in those 5-10 mins (you can rub your eyes or pick your nose unwittingly).
2. Aside from washing your hands frequently, you can gargle with Betadine Sore Throat Gargle to eliminate or minimize the germs while they are still in your throat (before dripping down to your lungs).
Take extra care and drink plenty of water.
I had lunch with Vito, Claudia, and Arleen in Wholesome Table in Power Plant Mall in Rockwell yesterday and I saw a lot of people wearing masks. Sige mag masks kayo para hindi na kumalat ang lecheng virus na ‘to.
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