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Tiles and Grout   Leave a comment

Tile Cleaning

By Lorna De Jesus

 

Tiles are commonly found in houses, buildings and comfort rooms. To the meticulous housekeepers and cleaners, cleaning the tiles can be challenging if not tiring. Tile Cleaning may be the most consuming housekeeping task at home. Removing the stains from tiles and filthy grout needs patience and planning as well. The best cleaning approach is to choose the right cleaning materials for the job as it takes more than physical scrubbing of the tiles. Typically, a successful tile cleaning task makes use of time, a good mop, detergent and reliable tile bleaches. There are also cleaning materials that are readily available in the house like baking soda and vinegar. These readily available cleaning materials are friendly to skin. The effectiveness of such cleaners depends on users’ experiences. And thanks to advances in science, the market offers more cleaning options nowadays. These cleaning materials do not require scrubbing. Some of them are sprayed on the surface and let it stay for a few minutes before rinsing with water. Such materials are very helpful and useful in our busy lives.

 

Grout Cleaning

By Lorna De Jesus

Grout cleaning is always a challenge to housekeepers and cleaners. Cleaning the grout is as important as cleaning the tiles itself.  Cleaning just the tiles and leaving the grout filthy defeats the purpose of achieving a tiled area pleasing to the eyes. And no matter how careful we are in using our tiled comfort rooms and areas, these places need regular cleaning up.  Lucky enough,  we have different ways much easier than traditional scrubbing. These options range from using the mop and cleaning materials to using equipments that do the job faster.  The choice depends on the need and the available time of the housekeepers and cleaners. Some traditional cleaners may stick to the available materials at home and use all their strength in getting rid of the filthy grout. Some may find mop, detergents and bleach effective and economical. Others feel that they can be more productive using the cleaning equipments. Such equipments automate the tedious scrubbing of the grout. These equipments are usually operated  using electricity.  There are lots of ways achieving clean grouts. The choice is up to you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tile Cleaning

By Lorna De Jesus

 

Tile cleaning is a heroic act if you will ask the traditional housekeepers and cleaners. It’s not just a tedious task of scrubbing all those sticky dirt but it takes a lot of patience to remove the stains. Though we have many cleaning materials available in the market, we have to consider those natural cleaning agents available in the house. Cleaning agents like vinegar and baking soda do help in removing the stains and making it look cleaner. Some housekeepers find those natural cleaning agents readily available in the house more effective than those chemical-based cleaning agents. Using natural cleaning materials will surely save us money while having stain free tiles in our houses and facilities. For example, vinegar is said to be a good cleaning agent and stain remover for tiles. Aside from that benefit, it also remove bacteria and viruses effectively. While capitalizing on a cheaper option of natural cleaning agents, we are hitting another objective of making our tiles virus free at least for some time.

 

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Posted August 25, 2012 by writinglyyours in Uncategorized

No to RH Bill   Leave a comment

Natatawa ako sa commercial ng babaeng napapanood ko sa TV. Maganda sana sya pero palagay ko dahil lang sa mga cosmetics na nakalagay sa mukha nya. Katulad ng katwiran nya, mahilig sya sa synthetic, cosmetic, aesthetic at pagtatago ng katotohanan. Sya ang babaeng PRO RH Bill na nagpapayong uminom ng gamot ang mga kababaihan para humaba ang buhay. Hindi mo na kailangang maging isang medical doctor para maisip na ang katawan ng tao ay isang sistema o system. Kung maglalagay ka ng foreign object o mag-iintroduce ka ng isang component tulad ng gamot sa isang sistemang maayos at gumagana ay siguradong mababago ito at malamang na masira sa kalaunan. Dahil ang naintroduce na isang foreign substance o foreign object ay mababago at masisira ang normal function nito. Nasaan ang paghaba ng buhay sa pagsira ng normal na sistema ng katawan ng isang babae?

Isa pa sa nga “selling point” ng mga PRO RH Bill ay ang pagsugpo sa “maternal death”. Ang “maternal death” ay isang komplikasyon ng pagbubuntis at panganganak regardless kung may pre-natal ka o wala.

Paano mo ipapaliwanag ang 7 malulusog na anak ng aking Lola na ipinanganak lamang sa hilot at walang pre-natal checkup. Purong Batanguena ang aking Lola, gulay, prutas at mga bungang kahoy ang kinakain nya.

E paano naman ipapaliwanag ang nangyari sa bunso kong kapatid. Isa syang OFW. Nong sya ay magbuntis sa aking pamangking si Gorby, may mga pre-natal checkup sya at pinili nya ang isang mahusay na OB Gyne na mahal ang talent fee. Pila-pila ang pasyente ng doctor na ito, pagpapatunay lamang na maraming naniniwala sa kanyang kakayahan bilang isang doctor. Ngunit ang araw ng panganganak ng aking kapatid ay isang bangungot. Habang ipinanganganak nya si Gorby, nagkaroon siya ng bleeding na hindi malocate ng doctor. Kung ano-ano ang ginawa sa kanya,naubos na ang dugo nya at naideclare syang “clinically dead”. Nagdasal kami…maraming-marami…taimtim…nakiusap kami na bigyan pa sya ng pagkakataong mabuhay. Miracles do happen, sa huling attempt ng mga doctor para marevive sya…nabuhay sya. Sabi nya sa min nong ok na sya, nakakita na sya light, ng tunnel, nakita nya kaming hinihila namin sya pababa.

E ano naman ang nangyari sa daughter in law ni Vice President Binay? Alagang-alaga, may OB at ospital na one of the best sa Pinas pero namatay din sa panganganak.

Si Maria ang aking Lola, si Maria Lorelie ang aking kapatid at ang daughter in law in Vice President Binay ay pawang mga babae na may kanya-kanyang karanasan sa pagbubuntis. Karanasang hindi nabase sa gamot o galing ng syensya. Sila ay ilan lamang sa pagpapatunay na RH bill ay hindi sagot para maiwasan ang “maternal death”.

Hindi masosolve ng RH Bill ang maternal death dahil kahit magagaling na doctor o magaling na gamot ay di kayang pigilin ang kamatayan ng tao. Hindi rin masosolve ng RH Bill ang kahirapan dahil 1970s pa, may mga family planning programs na. Syam na taon ako ng makita ko sa poster ang salitang IUD at birth control pills. Natandaan ko ang terms na ito dahil mahilig ako magmemorize noong kabataan ko. E ano ba ang nangyari sa bayang pinagsamantalahan ng sarili nyang anak?

O kayo, mga kapwa ko babae, pababayaan nyo bang masira ang sistema ng katawang pinagkaloob sa atin ng Dyos?  NO to RH Bill

 

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Posted August 15, 2012 by writinglyyours in Uncategorized