Sunday, June 29, 2014
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
I’ve been rearing my 3 kids myself, in effect alone since their Mom decided to take a job outside the country 6 years ago just to ensure their bright future. A painful decision for all of us especially Gabriel who was only 5 years old during that time. But as strong as their Mom’s character Gabs and our two daughters took it in stride and learn to cope with a long distance Mother. Technology was of a big help.
Every two years Honey would come home for month long vacation during Christmas Season. This rather short time happy moments with her would be gone in a zip then she will fly back again to her job and the long wait for the next vacation starts as she boarded her flight. And in between those rather short lived one month bonding with Honey, I have to face the big task of tending the daily needs of this rather unique individuals. I have imperfections just as they have and when it collide it is difficult and seeing that sometimes that you have hurt their feelings , was such an excruciating pain to bear. Kids must not be hurt as much as possible must not experience pain.
It is a tough task keeping them emotionally secured since their longing for their Mom can always get in to their system and to make sure that the absence of their Mom is negated I see to it that they will be spared from the hardship of seeing through their daily life by tending to their personal daily needs to the point that I supposed they are now overly sheltered which has some of its negative effect.
My kids cannot commute through public transportation, I have them serviced since then to and fro their school, its kind a frustrating to see others of their same age can actually travel by themselves. My eldest is just starting to learn how to cook, I myself at the age of 10 can whip up simple recipes already. We still fight on who shall take orders in a fast food which ends up me buying for them.
They are not dumb though but were not just trained sooner. My daughters are now in 9th and 8th grade but I still have to process their enrollment every school year. I took care of my enrollment starting level two in the elementary grade.
I want my kids to be self-reliant and that is the goal that am now working. Am 54 years of age not old enough but no longer young to aid them every now and then?
There were times that I would miss their young "small" voices yelling “Daddy” just for anything they need and thought about. The feeling of being handy to them is yearning but sooner or later they must be on their own and me on the sideline just waiting to give the much needed boost.
Nonetheless, am happy to see how these unique individuals are turning out to be. Most and foremost they are God fearing by themselves since I don’t have influence on their faith. They are Catholics am a Protestant but believe me they understand the intricacy. The eldest is a constant achiever in academics, my second daughter is passionate with volleyball and training hard to be a fine player, the youngest is currently consumed with his laptop and the internet and who knows he can be a computer whiz kid in the future. And best of all with or without manifestation - I fell loved. That is the greatest.
Saturday, June 7, 2014
Lots of people smokes because of various reasons know to them alone. Me myself smoked just for the heck of smoking. My best smoking session goes with a cup of coffee. It’s possible that you derive something from smoking, but the hidden disadvantages is more than advantages and so call benefits you derives from smoking. Smoking poses a lot of threat to your health. Most especially the nicotine which is the major component of cigarette you takes is a poisonous substance. But tobacco companies will never tell you that.
Nicotine found in every cigarette is also a component of other substances like weed killers and insecticides because of it’s from alkaloid plants. Alkaloid plants are poisonous plants. They are bitter to taste and extremely potent.
Nicotine in cigarettes has different effect on smokers. Some smokers prefer taking cigarette to relaxes and cool off when they are stressed or upset. Some prefer to take it because nicotine in it stimulates their body and raises their energy level. Most often, smokers get addicted to nicotine to the extent that they will always find reason to smoke more cigarettes to feel same effects always. According to some account ,withdrawing from nicotine lets you suffer a "cold turkey" episode during the withdrawal period, luckily for me I never went on cold turkey.
Since nicotine is more addictive compared to heroine, it will always give same effect anytime. These effects vary according to each person and how much they inhaled daily. Every smoker often experience faster heartbeat, rise in blood pressure and constriction of veins due to high content of nicotine in cigarette they smoke. It also affects “reward circuits” – a section of the brain that regulates pleasurable feelings.
Nicotine as a powerful substance affects the neurotransmitter dopamine, raises dopamine’s level in the brain’s reward circuits, thus causing the smoke to experience pleasure anytime it’s taken. Apart from dopamine, nicotine also affects serotonin, norepinephrine and beta-endorphin which controls mood, appetite and reduces anxiety respectively.
It is better you avoid this harmful substances because the side effects may be more dangerous to your health. Stop smoking now!
Here’s a report on The Health Consequences of Smoking:Nicotine Addiction: A Report of the Surgeon General