Monthly Archives: August 2011

Dad’s job

One time my son was asked by his English teacher about his dad’s job. My son said his dad is working in a publishing company as pre-press manager. The teacher didn’t ask further. But for my son’s information, I explain to him that part of his dad’s job is to maintain an archive of all printed materials in portable digital file (PDF). These files are distilled and converted into PDF. You can just imagine how big these files are and retrieval is difficult without a systematized method. My husband is using a pdf page counter to manage the PDF archive. With a good PDF management system, file retrieval will be a breeze.

Going to school in jeans

One of the preventive measures being implemented by most schools to halt the spread of dengue in school campuses is to enforce students especially girl students to wear white shirt and jeans to school. Boys have no problem with the rule because they are already using school trousers everyday. Light colored clothing is advisable to drive away mosquito. By and large, dengue-carrying mosquitoes are attracted to dark clothes as they are attracted to dark areas in our house. They lurk in the dimly lit to dark corners inside our house, so be wary of that.

Aside from wearing jeans and shirts, I let my kids apply mosquito repellent before they go to school. As soon as they left for school, I spray insect killer in every corner of the house. But of course, I’m cautious of the possible breeding sites of Aedes Aegptyi – the specie of mosquito that breeds and transmits the fatal dengue virus. No breeding sites, no dengue. The minimal or ignorable breeding site is where the deadly mosquito most probably lurks.

Moms like me whose kids have contracted dengue fever in the past have more than hundred reasons to exercise precautionary measures.