Burned

My youngest son, Zakarias Clarence had an accident today, September 17, 2018. He was with us at the burger store when he wandered around. He usually does it. Walking, running, eating stuff. But this day, I saw him walk towards our neighbor store that offers shakes and some banana cues and other cooked food. I was doing something else when I heard a cookware fell, then screams, then my son crying out loud.

I quickly went to see what happened and I saw Jonathan carrying my son and his foot was covered in cooking oil. Used. Still hot but not the boiling hot.

Then I heard my wife screaming while walking towards us. I told her to shut up and I will check for first aid.

I thought of going home with Zak to check what first aid to use. But I remembered there is a health center for our Barangay. I immediately ran to my motorcycle and sped to the Barangay Health Center with Zak. There were other riders honking on to help me with the traffic. Upon arriving to the health center, first aid was applied. Water and ice.

A few minutes passed by the doctor ordered that Zak be transfered to a hospital so the wounds can be cleaned and treated. We used the Barangay vehicle with sirens. Since I have a motorcycle, I went home, grabbed my IDs, my bag, helmet and headed to the hospital.

I saw my wife and Zak outside the E.R. because Zak is still crying due to the pain. After check up, we bought some medicines and all, headed home and let Zak sleep.

I wll never understand why accidents happen. But my guess is it teaches us. It gives us lessons that we will never learn elsewhere.

Zak is now on the road to recovery. He still cries about the pain and all the effects of this ordeal. But he is making progress.

For assistance, I found this link on the web for 2nd degree burns in children.

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My First Time

My First Time

Today is September 6, 2018. Around 12 noon, I was at Schola Angelicus delivering lunch for my daughter. Then I decided to take the Mamatid to Gulod exiting NIA Road to San Isidro to pick up my Grade 3 son from school.

It was a wet day. Been raining for almost half a day. I was driving carefully and slowly because of the condition of the road. There was an SUV ahead of me. The driver was slow. So I had to be slow too. Then a motorcycle passed and went in front of me.

I also have been coughing since I just recovered from flu. I felt the phlegm in my mouth, and I had to spit it out. I had an idea of stopping, taking my helmet off and spitting it out. BJutl no, l guess that was the mistake. I tried taking my helmet partially off my head then spit it out using my left hand. That was the plan.

Then, the motorcycle driver in front of me stopped. Which caused me to grab the brakes and the clutch. To make matters worst, since it was wet, I slid — good thing I was wearing a helmet.

I felt the asphalt road. My hands was acted upon impact. The bike became the shock absorber that received all the force. Which was good. The only pain I felt was on my right leg. I fell on my left side. The pictures shows small wounds on my leg. Small but painful reminder to always pray and be safe.

Thank God because someone also helped me get up from the road. Then he asked me if I was fine, to which I said yeah. Thanked him and check the damage or damages on my motorcycle. Good thing also that there were no other vehicles behind me or, in front. I was able to get to the side of the road and check myself and my ride.

Upon checking, I rode off and went to my son’s school and went home. Injured.

By the way, I didn’t swallow the phlegm, I was able to still spit it out.

To God be the glory.

Rovics Hotel, El Nido Xp

Rovics Hotel, El Nido Xp

We have arrived at El Nido, Palawan for a part of our family get away. It was April 14, 2017. We will be here until April 16, 2017. We have successfully endured a 6 hour drive from Puerto Princesa to this place. After our lunch, we all fell asleep. After that, not much has happen. Still enjoying except for some glitches which is part of the adventure. One of the things that I am looking for right now is the church to attend to this coming Sunday. By the way, I am writing this on a Good Friday’s evening.

I am not well versed with Rovics Hotel where we are staying right now. But, it doesn’t have a strong cable service and it has weak Internet connection. Even the outlets seem weak. That is just my first observation so please bear with me. I will throw the dirt first so the good side will have to be unquestioned. Some of what I have observed are the doors, the glass doors, the hand rails and the design of the steel guards and the bathroom locks.

What I observed…


The first thing that greets you at the lobby is a written sign that reads “Sorry, no Wi-Fi access”. It might be a thing in the island itself. There are times that we can have Wi-Fi but we have to be at the lobby just to have connection. When we got to our room, the room was ok, but the aircon remote needs replacement. The TV and the remote seems to be uncoordinated with each other. You have to press the on button at least twice, or more, just to open it. Then you will only have few channels to choose from unless you specifically know what channel you want. The veranda is great but the steel guard needs to be modified because toddlers can climb over the steel guards due to its steps.


There is the restroom lock issue too. The hotel management might have found that changing the locks are too expensive so they just added some lock on the door. The water pressure is weak, given that it is an island so I ignore it. But it has a foul smell, that I am not sure where it comes from. The door to the veranda can also be opened by my 2 year old kid if he forces it. Lock not secured.


Breakfast buffet is great, except for their milk in a box that causes mess. The milk is used for coffee but they could’ve bought a milk dispenser or something to avoid the unnecessary spills.


Before leaving for our island hopping, I asked that our room be cleaned. When we got back from our whole day activity and was already inside the room, I noticed that the floor was somehow wet and sticky. There were new towels but the ones I placed on the floor are still there and they hung it. It took over an hour for the floor to be completely dry. Which is not good because by then, kids have already run to and fro and dirt already sticks to their feet which they also be putting in bed.


I also don’t know if it is a normal practice that when guests are out for a scheduled island activities and they will check out that day, the staff would just take the guests bags and put it at the lobby. Maybe they can modify this practice because we had to rinse too to remove the sand off of us and change clothes. We did so on their pension house that has a really weak water pressure that you can’t use the shower.



Now the good part… 

hmmm. Not sure. There must be something but I guess I was too busy enjoying the island activities that I didn’t noticed it.