What you need to know about face mask

Curious about the right fit and quality of face mask you need to protect yourself against Covid19? Check on the image to see how each mask serves its purpose.

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Our family is using surgical mask when going out for an errand and going to the office (for hubby). We were able to stash a few surgical masks since January when Taal Volcano spewed ashes (caused by phreatomagmatic eruption) across Calabarzon, Metro Manila, some parts of Central Luzon and Ilocos Region.

We also have two N95 masks at home but they are too uncomfortable to use. It makes breathing difficult according to hubby.

I’ve seen more people are using washable cloth mask because it’s accessible and cheaper than surgical mask which you can use only once.

Whatever mask we are wearing, what is important is we (must) exercise social distancing, wash hands frequently. And if you have no business to go out, stay at home to protect yourself and others from catching and spreading COVID19.

Weighing the need for desktops

My daughter is working from home for two years now.  It’s been her way of life before everyone talks about how they will go about their “new normal” amidst the pandemic.

Late last year, N and her Dad were planning to assemble desktop parts because she thinks she’ll be more productive to use desktop than a laptop.

N is a graphic designer and she finds desktops to be more reliable than the laptop she is currently using.

She said a video adapter can be installed with independent higher memory in desktop plus it can render graphic display faster. With these qualities in mind, N said, she can be more productive in her job.

My son might likely switch to desktop just like his sister.

The community college where K is currently enrolled at is offering distance learning to its old and new students.  And we are adapting to the new norm since the government (still) prohibits face-to-face learning.

The community college is offering desktop rental to students needing them to cope with the demand of the course requirement.  K is taking up multimedia arts and needs a reliable laptop or desktop with fast internet connection for his online classes.

The only thing we worry about is the inevitable increase in electric bill consumption once the purchase of new desktops happens.  

We are looking for new and refurbished desktops at Rakuten. Hubby is weighing which is more practical to buy. We might consider buying online since they offer free shipping for every purchase made.  

What To Expect at Your Child’s First Dental Appointment

Going to the dentist can be a scary experience — even for adults. There are needles, drills, bright lights, and loud noises. All of these things can put a child on edge, so it’s best to understand the specifics before the day of the appointment.

How Old Should My Child Be?

It’s recommended now that children visit the dentist at the time they get their first teeth (around six months to one year of age). This is primarily so they can become familiar with the feeling of the dentist’s office and the protocol of waiting in the lobby, sitting in the dentist’s chair, and having the dentist look in their mouth.

Where Do I Find a Children’s Dentist?

A simple internet search should tell you whether there is a qualified dentist in your area. Don’t be afraid to ask around; your pediatrician should be able to recommend a good pediatric dentist if you can’t locate one yourself. Make sure the dentist you choose is certified in treating children. Additionally, check your area’s licensing requirements: If you are looking for a kids dentist Jacksonville, for example, please check that the dentist is licensed by the state of Florida.

What Should I Bring?

Have your child wear something comfortable. Bring a snack, a pacifier, or a teether, depending on how old your child is. You might be waiting longer than your child deems necessary and you don’t want a tantrum to be associated with the first dental appointment! Don’t forget the diaper bag if your child is still in diapers.

While taking your child to the first dental visit may feel daunting, it doesn’t have to be. Remember to be prepared and set the stage for a calm and happy visit for your child, and you should have years of successful dental appointments to come!