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A Cissus Sicyoides is commonly known as Millionaire Vine, Princess Vine or Ivy Curtain

A Cissus Sicyoides is commonly known as Millionaire Vine, Princess Vine or Ivy Curtain

Alright, I stand corrected by my mother-in-law. One morning she paid us a visit and admired my garden.  She told me that that our vine is not a Buhok ni Maria vine as I have been told, it was something else and it’s on the tip of her tongue. She’s a Bio Professor in MSU GenSan, can’t argue with her about that, I’m not good in naming plants I just plant and plant them right away! As long as it’s good in the eye and helps us for shading.

Then after that I’ve been googling about the name of the vine and all I can see close enough is Spanish moss

The once I thought was Buhok ni Maria is an aerial plant and it looked like this:

My husband has been curious about the name since, so he googled the right keywords and voila! Here it is! Its name is Cissus sicyoides or commonly known as millionaire vine, princess vine or ivy curtain. It is from Vitaceae family such as grapevine and stuffs. It said to be a herbal medicine a remedy for diabetes. Just another benefit that we can get from our garden.  The Millionaire Vine tips of its roots will turn into pink after its being cut from your desired length to hang.

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Posted by on July 3, 2012 in Garden


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My Head is Blank!

I wanted to write, I do not know what to write. My head is blank, not actually blank I have so many things in mind but do not have one specific subject. It’s hot this day which made me feel terrible. I’m having trouble with my respiratory system. I have a cough and a runny nose. I can’t control myself to sneeze, I sneeze all the time.

There’s a brown-out rotation schedule and sometimes our feeder shuts down when I needed electricity the most.  My baby’s asleep I hope she will still sleep until 4pm. I want to tend our garden, but I don’t like to have my skin burnt. I look filthy, I look old, if I would just let myself I will be ugly forever. Not the type of a vain person I am. So I will stay inside the house, even if I’m perspiring, that’s okay, as long as I won’t let my skin burn again.

I cannot surf, the internet is down. I want to spend the rest of the afternoon, blogging, commenting, liking and see if somebody has done blogging about business establishments here in GenSan. I’d like to expand my writing through giving factual information about any businesses here in GenSan. I would like to do something else. Something like blogging about wedding stuffs, directories, updates on their latest gowns and dresses or any new amenities or services they can economically offer to the bride-to-be and groom-to-be. I haven’t finish my GenSan Matters page, I should go to LTO, NBI, NSO, Socoteco II to collect factual information about the list of requirements on acquiring a certain document or account.. ahh so much more to do. Or just log-in to facebook to catch up with friends and relatives I haven’t contacted or seen in a while.

You see, a lot has changed ever since I enter the world of marriage. I do not have the time hanging around with friends and going out at night. It’s not that my husband is strict. He’s very cool and supportive. But when I go out, I always checked my phone if my baby’s awake or has any problem. A lot of things are happening when going out and one of it is flirting. I’m all sold out, I’m not in the market anymore. It made me feel out, though I love the company that I have. I prefer to stay at home and just talk or watch quality movies, no shit movies okay?

I would love to watch The Avengers, they say it’s a good movie and I have a crush on Thor. I’m very outspoken to my husband whenever I have a physique appreciation to guys. I want to be honest with him. I already told him that I got butterflies on my stomach whenever I watch a movie of Edward Norton, Brad Pitt is my beautiful vampire, Robert Downey Jr. is very handsome in his mid 20s, Thor is very masculine but so heart melting whenever he crack a smile, he’s such a heart-throb! And he just sighed and said, “Whatever, you’re married and ugly anyway, nobody will love you like I do.” Such a mean person, he is. Hmmp!

My husband, my husband is a lot of things. He could be my friend, we watch or talk about something and laugh about it. He could be my lover, he’s such a sweet person and everybody told me that I’m not, that I am an insensitive person. Anyway since the vote is in majority I’ll accept it, I’m just an honest person doing things I like to do, hating things I do not like to do, okay? Where was I? about my husband being such a sweet person. I hate it when he’ll kiss and hug me while I’m all sweaty doing household chores. I hate it when he touches my armpit. I told him, “that’s my private part, you cannot touch that!” And he would just ignore me and do it again, it’s very irritating. I don’t have a body odor I just don’t want my armpit be touched by anyone, ever. But I love it when he simply hug me when I woke up, felt like we’ll be having a great day. He knew my limits, he knew when I am tired and he knew how to make me laugh and smile. So much about him being such a sweet person. He could be my enemy too! We argue and fight about anything, I’m pretty sure that’s normal in a couple. He won’t stop until he made me realized that my perception is wrong. He will not consider stopping until a factual information is being justified. We Filipinos are following things that are already a tradition, but without any scientific explanation, my husband won’t follow it. I’m just being vague here, cannot count the tell-tale of the fight but he would admit and apologize whenever he’s wrong, too. And yeah, that’s my husband.

Back on my runny nose, i really hate having a runny nose. I sneeze all the time, did I mention that already? I can recall my daughter having one and we ended up having a sleepless night. Poor her, poor us, we all sleep until lunch. I don’t like it when one of us has an illness. I remember my mother always went to church on Sundays. I told her, I want to be admitted in the hospital and see if who will come and visit me, so I would know who really cares. She scolded me and said, “I always go to church on Sundays and always pray that nobody would get sick, and there you are dreaming of some illness so you would know who cares. That’s a stupid, crappy idea!” I do understand now why she’s been very upset.

Life is not a game that once you fail you can restart and play the game until you win. It’s never easy. There are a lot of things I don’t understand until now, now that I am a mother. Like, why do we have to be at home before 6pm when we’re in high school? Why do we have to stay at home during Sundays, ahh family day, family that is the most important relationship you could ever attain to. It’s the basic unit of the community, that’s where your personality being mold. Unfortunately, we don’t have that basic simple living way back in my childhood that is why I got so many questions unanswered before, confusions.

What the heck, this writing has reached two-pages already. What did I just write?



Posted by on April 26, 2012 in Random Thoughts


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On Medication

On Medication

I treated myself with Benadryl capsule and Neozep and it worked for me. I’m free from my illness after 48 hrs.

We gave Ascof and Paracetamol for antibiotic to Gabi and it worked for her. No more sleepless night for us whenever she had a breathing problem due to her runny nose.

My husband drank Doxycycline and put a Maridan drops to his canker sore.

As you can imagine, everybody’s unwell. I swear that that day was one of the worst days my family encountered this year. I had a runny nose and foggy head, literally a headache, my daughter, Gabi, have a cough and a runny nose and my husband had a flu and canker sore.

It’s not a good memory as I can recall, I do hope that everybody’s well in the future. Health is really wealth.

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Posted by on April 25, 2012 in First Aid & Treatment


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Calmoseptine Ointment

Calmoseptine Ointment

Calmoseptine Ointment can be use in any other minor problems. It soothes itchy skins, people who have an eczema problem. I have also used it one day I accidentally cut my index finger. I washed and dried up the bleeding area. When the bleed stopped, I applied the Calmoseptine Ointment to the wound and cover it with a band-aid to avoid from any harmful factors that could cause it to bleed again. At first, I was in doubt, but eventually it proved me wrong. And I’m so thankful that I knew Calmoseptine Ointment.

Calmoseptine Ointment has been my friend since day one when my baby has arrived. I use it for her diaper rash problems. It soothes her and I can see the healing result in just a short period of time.

Calmoseptine Ointment offers various prices depending on the amount of Calmoseptine Ointment. The cheapest price is only P40. It contains antiseptic chemicals that can kill and prevent bacteria or fungi from coming back into skins.


I highly recommend Calmoseptine Ointment to be a part of our first-aid kid. It is very handy and useful in so many ways.

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Posted by on April 15, 2012 in First Aid & Treatment


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This dysmenorrhea illness is common for women during menstrual period. Dysmenorrhea is defined as a difficult menstrual flow or painful menstruation, a menstrual uterine contractions. It felt like being punished. Cramps and pains on my lower abdomen, dizziness, headaches, backaches, feeling exhausted and grumpy.

From my research, I learned that women who suffer from dysmenorrhea might be depressed, under stress, on a diet trying to lose weight, not having fish in a diet, drinking alcohol and a smoker. Whoa, I almost have all the factors drawing to dysmenorrhea. Now I know why I always have a dysmenorrhea whenever I am having my menstrual period.

Midol is my friend during my dysmennorhea. Midol (Generic name: Acetaminophen, Class: Analgesic + analgesic adjunct + sedating antihistamine). And a massage with chamomile oil to my back and lower abdomen.



Posted by on April 14, 2012 in First Aid & Treatment


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Body Detoxification Later

Its been a while since I told everyone I’m going for a body detoxification. Actually I was having my doubts if it will affect my baby’s health since I am still breastfeeding her. Luckily it’s still good as long I will have 1,800 calories of food intake, and fruit juices are strongly advised.

But there are loads of articles I read that It’s harmful for my baby, “You do not want to detoxify while breastfeeding because the released toxins will migrate into your milk.” they say. I’m still nursing my baby, so until then. I’m thinking of another options and it’s about going green, eating less carbs and more fibrous foods. Mmm that will do for now.

Any suggestions?

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Posted by on April 11, 2012 in Beauty Tips!


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Thupsi Bade Farewell

Thupsi Bade Farewell

She’s 1 year and a half when she got pregnant. We’re hesitant at first because she’s a fat Pomeranian spitz. But when her tummy grew after 3mos then it’s official. A big brown azkal mated her. That’s what they told me, I wasn’t always around that time so I haven’t watched her having a period and being in heat ready to mate. I should have warned my siblings that in her type of breed, they cannot mate with azkals or bigger than her size. She should be mated in her kind. Pomeranian spitz can bear one or two puppies only during their first pregnancy. I was worried about her health. I helped her deliver her six puppies one evening and those puppies were big and weren’t fully developed. She delivered her puppies because her body doesn’t have enough space for them to nourish and grow.

Her puppies died one a time then after three days, she bid farewell to the world. And I wasn’t even there. I was tending my grandmother at the hospital who was sick. And when I got home, my brother didn’t touch or bury her yet to wait for me. I can still feel the pang of pain that time I saw her eye opened, they say that she’s waiting for her guardian and still doesn’t want to go. My brother was worried about me because I was 4mos pregnant that. I cried a lot. I held her in my arms wishing that she can breathe, she’s still warmed but nothing happened. I kissed her and I saw her face dislocate and I cried again. I cannot believe she’s taken away from me. My mom was mourning too, she doesn’t have the courage to stay at home for days.

I mourned for days. I cannot help it. My mother-in-law warned me that it will affect my baby’s development inside my womb. My husband decided to give me another pet so that I can have a diversion. She’s a maltese-pomeranian named Chixi. They both have same mother, ChaCha a Pomeranian.

Still tears streams down my face while writing this blog even after a couple of years passed by. I can clearly remember my Thupsi, the time I spent with pampering her,  chased her on the street, fed her, slept together with her up on the top of my belly, ate apple with her.

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Maybe if she’s still alive, she can play with my little daughter. So sad that it lasted forever but ended so soon.

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Posted by on April 2, 2012 in Animals & Pets


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