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We Are Vaccinated!

Have you had your Covid19 vaccine yet? I hope you did. Getting vaccinated the soonest possible time protects yourself and the people around you.

Covid19 vaccines will give you an extra layer of protection against the severe effects of the virus.

Taken at a vaccination site inside a mall in Quezon City

My family was able to register with the LGU-supported registration site online. We finally got our doses separately a few weeks later.

Hubby, myself, and our daughter are fully vaccinated now. Our son will have his second dose a few days from now. I’m glad that we were allowed to get the vaccine at the right time. Many are still waiting for their vaccine schedule in our area.

Taken inside a public school in Quezon City

Three of us are on the priority list being in the A3 category or those with comorbidities. Health experts said Covid19 vaccines prevent possible hospitalization and emergency room visits due to severe illness.

As for the vaccine side effects, what we experienced were all the common ones. These include pain at the injection site, mild fever (for me), the feeling of weakness or fatigue, and headaches for a couple of days.

Get the available Covid19 vaccine if you are not vaccinated yet. Protect yourself, the people you care about, and those you meet outside your homes.

Even when you are vaccinated, health experts remind the public to observe the minimum health protocol. Wash your hands frequently, wear a face mask, practice social distancing in public or crowded places.

Here at home, we wear face masks when we do not feel well. We do not know what afflicts us, so we wear face masks to be safe. We do not eat together, keep our distance when talking to each other. And we sleep in separate rooms.

Safety electrical tips for flood-stricken areas


There are still areas that are still flooded up to this time due to typhoon that hit the country recently. Power supply has yet to be restored in some or all affected areas because of that.

Take note of the following precautionary measures issued by Meralco (Manila Electric Company) with regard electrical facilities after a household has been submerged in flood:

  • Request a certified electrician to check if your appliances are safe to plug in and turn on after a flood.
  • Make sure that the main electrical power switch or circuit breaker is turned off. When you need to touch a switch and the floor is still wet, stand on dry board or carton or wear rubber sole boots. Use a dry stick or rubber gloves, or well-insulated pliers or tools to pull handles;
  • Unplug all equipment and appliances. Turn off the switch of permanently connected equipment. Unscrew all light bulbs if possible;
  • Remove mud and dirt from the service equipment or main circuit breaker/fuse and its enclosure with rubber gloves and rubber sole shoes;
  • Allow electrical wires, connectors and other wiring devices to dry completely. Drying may take days, depending on how wet the system is and on external temperature;
  • When all electrical wires and accessories are dry and clean, the wiring system must be checked, and;
  • The appliance itself must be completely dry, serviced or checked by a licensed electrician. Do not turn on damaged electrical appliances.

Meralco hotline: 16211

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Safety around the house


Every once in a while we hire someone to do an inspection around the house to make sure everything is in order. He checks out if every single thing is in place and there are no faulty electric wires, or no angle iron hanging loose somewhere. I also make sure that the locks and knobs of our doors are looked into. And then have plumbing and the pipes checked, as well. With children around the house you cannot really be too careful. You have to make sure that your home is not only the most comfortable but also the safest place for your children to be in.

Done any safety inspection around your home lately?

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