Thursday, February 27, 2014

When Kids Use their Gadgets all the Time

A lot of teens are using their gadgets most of the times that sometimes we hardly talk to them anymore. It's sad most of the times especially when they are too busy playing games on their computers and other gadgets that they don't have much time to have a good conversation or laugh with their parents or siblings. I even see some kids using their gadgets while eating or when they are our dining and that is disturbing already. I wish their parents can teach tell them no gadgets while eating because all activities have its own time.

There's an instance while we are dining out with family when I have to remind my own nephew to just take his earphone off his ear and just talk and mingle with his cousins. He seems to be so uninterested with what is going on so just listen to music can take his boredom off. There's no wrong in entertaining yourself  but if you are with your friends or relatives, I guess it's just a respect not to use it for long.

Isn't it disrespect when someone is talking to you and you have a loud sound on your ear? I bet most of the kids are not listening or didn't even know that someone is already talking to them.

Anyway, this teenage nephew of mine is always sound trippin' and I bet he'll trade going to the mall for he likes to be alone to listen and play. Ahhhh... I guess I need to buy him a Beats by Dr. Dre headphone for Christmas. but I'm afraid that he'll not stand from his pc anymore hehehe.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Sickie Mom

Every time I see this photo it's sad to remember when mom got sick just a couple weeks ago. It all started when mom went home from our shop one night with severe diarrhea. I already knew that it was alarming because my SIL told me she was going to the comfort room for more than 6 times or more already. Mom told me that she only ate 2 bobs of corn for breakfast and after that she started to have a diarrhea.

Since she's already 81, it's already hard for her to manage that. I told her that we'll going to the hospital but she insisted that she is fine and I was already getting angry because she doesn't want to go to the hospital. When she vomited twice already, I already forced her and thankfully she agreed to go to the hospital.

We rushed her to the nearby hospital but the ER was jampacked with lots of patients. It's good that her diarrhea and vomiting didn't acted while we are there because for sure it will be a mess. The doctor examined her after around 20 mins of waiting and told us that she needs to be admitted because of possible low fluid /electrolytes in her body.

We agreed and later on she was admitted where dextrose and other medicines are given to her. Mom stayed for 3 days and up until now she is still recuperating for her stomach feels like bloated and sour.

I'm praying that her health will be stable now. She's still on medication for 2 weeks for some stomach pains and after that she'll return to her doctor for follow up.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Vetting the Previous Owner of a Used Car

If you find a used Mazda 3 in Kansas City that’s being sold by the owner, it’s important to not only vet the car itself, but to vet its owner as well. Even if you find the used car at a dealer, if you look carefully you can find signs that will tip you off as to how the previous owner treated the car. Even though the previous owner will never touch the car again after you buy it, their impact on the car will be felt in a few ways.


One of the most important traits you want in a previous owner is cleanliness. Before a used car is sold, whoever is selling it is probably going to thoroughly clean it to make a good impression, but some things can’t be cleaned. Look for any clearly visible stains on the seat cushions. If there are a couple of obvious stains, there are going to be several more less obvious stains you’ll find after the purchase. Also, if the previous owner smoked, getting that smell out of the car is going to be near impossible. Unless you yourself are a smoker and don’t mind the smell, avoid a car that’s been regularly smoked in. If the seller doesn’t make any attempt to clean the inside or outside of the car, that should raise some red flags.


You also want a previous owner who took good care of their car. If you ask them vague questions about how they cared for their car, they’ll probably try to give you the impression that they took good care of it, whether they did or not. Instead, ask them specific questions like how frequently they changed the oil, what kind of oil the engine needs, or what the ideal tire pressure is. Simple things like not changing the oil or driving with deflated tires can lead to expensive problems in the future.


Finally, if you’re buying directly from the previous owner, you want to be sure that they’re being honest. If you feel at any point that they’re acting suspicious or withholding information from you, walk away. If they are upfront about any minor or even serious issues with the car, rather than leaving those things for you to discover on your own, they may be worth doing business with. So don’t buy a used Mazda 3 in Kansas City until you are fairly certain it is coming from a good previous owner.