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Saturday, November 13, 2010

PCWHS class '73 Barrio Fiesta sa Bicutan Banner
             Ernie Padaon had changed the name of the event "Barrio Fiesta sa PCWHS batch '73" to "PCWHS class '73 Barrio Fiesta sa Bicutan" . In line with the upcoming reunion, the ADHOC committee are all busy preparing the venue, program, advertising and locating other batchmates to join the said event.

           Pasay City West High School is my high school alma mater. Our principal that time was the late Mrs. Anita H. Pizarro. It is located at PasadeƱa street F.B. Harrison, Pasay City. This school is one of the largest public schools in Pasay City and has won several awards in some competition. It was built in early 1940 and it has been renovated several times. It is known to all of us as PCWHS. We had two ( 2 ) types of curriculum during our time; the college prep and the vocational. There are 7 sections in college prep and 4 sections in vocational classes. School modules and conduct were in high standard. The teachers were disciplined and well knowledgeable of their craft.  Discipline was very strict. I could still remember Sgt. Tirona, the school officer strictly checks all students before entering the school ground if school patches and uniforms were properly worn, the boys had their hair to the proper length and that no one is late. A discipline that had molded us of what we are now. Learning was fun! The school atrmosphere was very conducive to learning, adventure and fun.

         My Alma Mater, my school. I am always proud to be a product of a PCWHS class '73.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Castor Oil

            Sheena, my grand daughter and younger sister of Shariita, was complaining of pain in her mouth and when I look at it, I saw she has a small blister on her left gum. I told her to apply castor oil. I assured her that it will be okay by tomorrow after the third application. That's guaranteed. I learned it from my mother and she herself learned it from her mother.It maybe is an old first aid for mouth ulcers but it is proven and effective, not just for mouth ulcers or blisters but for dryness of lips as well due to weather change.

            What is Castor oil then? Well, Castor oil is a vegetable oil obtained from the seed of a castor plant (Ricinus communis). It is a colorless to very pale yellow liquid with mild or no odor or taste. It is a triglyceride in which approximately ninety percent of fatty acid are ricinoleic acid. Oleic and linoleic acids are the significant componets of castor oil. The main component, Ricinoleic acid exerts anti-inflamatory effects and penetrates deep into the skin.It is used for skin conditioning such as shampoo, lipstick and lip balm. We never let our medicine cabinet without it. My mother relied a lot from its medicinal healing property for various skin problems, burns, sunburns, skin disorders, skin cuts and abrasions and I had proven it to be effective as I grew up using it for so many occasions. In the United States, Castor oil is categorized as "generally recognized as safe and effective"(GRASE) by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for over-the-counter laxative and could decrease pain more than ultrasound gel or Vaseline during extra corporeal shock wave application.

           Oopss, I kept explaining the efficacy of Castor oil, have to go and get it from the medicine cabinet...Sorry folks, the chest is high for her to reach.Another tips I got from my mother, the chest should be high enough to be safe from kids. And remember too, that this is just a first aid and a visit to the doctor is still best.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

January 15-16 2011 Reunion

            Last October reunion at Tiera Marimar was a success. Food was abundant and drinks kept flowing.Our music box filled the air with Dolly Cunanan taking the lead, Thelma Chavez, Reggie Villas Carino, Greta Javier and Jessie Javier,Fernie Villas Banes'handsome husby, and IV-1voc. handsome guys Al Mulingtapang, Bert Carino, Ric Caluya, doing their repertoire. Time wasn't enough to reminisce the 37 years we haven't seen each other.
         
           Few more weeks and we'll be seeing each other again, of course with the much awaited creator and founder of our Pasay City West High School Class '73 facebook account,  Mr. Ernie Padaon to grace the event. He is the sponsor of January 15-16, 2011 reunion at Tiera Marimar in Bicutan Taguig. A beautiful place resort with good amenities. It has adult and kiddie pool, karaoke and function room, cottages and a spacious place for dining. In preparation, the Adhoc committee; Ed Pizarro, Tess Santillan, Kiko Silva, Dolly Cunanan, Gretta and Jess Javier, Dondi Icasas Udarbe and Joth Pulgado Salipande meets every other Saturday to plan and finalize the program of activities and detailed preparations for the said event.With Dondi and Jess as food committee, Ed as finance committee,Tess and Dolly as program committee, Kiko as technical committee, Joth and Greta for welfare committee.

          Edad50 will be very busy again.
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