When Loving Outdoors

People love to get outdoors and enjoy the beautiful summer weather. This is especially true in regions that have cold weather for the majority of the year. While outdoor activities can be fun, they also may put you into contact with several annoying insects. Mosquitoes and ticks are out in abundance when the weather heats up. The bites of these insects can be much more than annoying. In some cases, their bites can have devastating consequences to your health. Mosquitoes have been known to carry malaria and West Nile virus, while ticks are famous for spreading Lyme disease. Needless to say, you need to take special precautions to help minimize the chances that you will be bitten by either of these insects. Here are some valuable tips for protecting yourself from mosquitoes and ticks.

1. Think carefully about your clothing

The clothing that you decide to wear will play a large role in either preventing you from being bitten or making you more susceptible. Long pants, shirts with long sleeves and boots can give the insects less skin area to bite. While these may not be the most comfortable clothes to wear during summer, it is important to protect yourself if either of these insects frequently show up in your area.

2. Hire a professional pest control company

If you are planing a wedding, birthday party or any other big event to be held outdoors, you simply can’t cross your fingers and hope these insects won’t crash the festivities. You need to be proactive and prevent the problem before it happens. One of the best ways to do this is to hire a pest control company like Mosquito Squad to set up a perimeter around your event that insects will not be able to penetrate. All of the services they provide will be explained on mosquitosquad.com.

3. Avoid being outdoors during peak biting hours

Dawn and dusk have traditionally been the times when mosquitoes like to swarm and attack people who make the mistake of being outdoors during these times of the day. If you want to take a jog in your local park, do so in the middle of the day when mosquito activity is at its lowest. In terms of ticks, the time of day is not as important as the place. Ticks love to lie in wait in forests and grassy areas. You should also avoid letting your dog wander in these areas.

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You Don’t Have Time For Me

This word strike me when I went home one day, Faith was not able to go to school because my sister Irenie thought that they don’t have school that day. Sister Irenie called me on the phone to be home early because she need to make follow up of her business and no one will attend Faith at home. I wondered why she was at home while she is already in the school that time. Sister Irenie informed that she thought they don’t have school, while in fact they have to go to school on that day because it’s their recognition day. When I fetch Faith at sister’s house, she even told me that I don’t have time for her anymore, because I keep on forgetting her already. I was able to explained it to her and to make up for her, I dragged her for a movie. It was so right timing because the Inside Out was just showing. Indeed we enjoyed it so much, I was able to bond with her on that day at least  on my rest day!

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Dive into the Past

For those who are captivated by Chinese history and culture, chinaandrome.org is dedicated to bringing you a website that focuses on the rise and eventual collapse of the early Chinese empire. At the same time, it also takes an look at the early Roman empire, making comparisons between the two. You can go a step further with the book, The Dragon and the Eagle, an interesting look at the United States as the new Rome and the rise of a new empire in China today. In order to understand the present, one must look back at the past.

History Repeats Itself

It has been said that history repeats itself. That remains to be seen with the current relations between Western culture in the United States of America and Eastern culture in China. However, you can study the past. Chinaandrome.org cherishes the history of imperial China and ancient Rome, two forces of great power where many advances were made. Learn about the Silk Road, a focal point in commerce in ancient times, as well as the many nations that were tied to the Silk Road through trade. China and Rome have a rich history that changed the world. When you visit chinaandrome.org, you can learn more about these building blocks that have influenced the present day.

Let the Dragon and the Eagle Guide You

If the chinaandrome.org website isn’t enough and you have to know more, The Dragon and the Eagle is a good place to start. You’ll have a hard time putting it down as you explore political and military topics about ancient times. Study timelines that go into great detail about ancient China and Rome. See how the cultures were similar in some ways and where they crossed paths. Neither could stand alone and both would eventually fall.

There’s Always More to Learn

You never stop learning. With chinaandrome.org at your fingertips, you can continue to teach yourself more about two, complex cultures. Ancient Rome and China were intriguing. They still draw inquisitive minds today and will pull you in as well. Marvel at the past, think about the foundations that were put into place for today, and consider the relations between modern cultures in the present. As you see the connections between ancient cultures, you will be well-informed and be able to draw conclusions about societies of today.

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DACS Yesterday

Yesterday was the qualifying competition for DCAA. Mj is one of the participants for her school for DACS competition. She went ahead of me since I need to send Faith to school, she went there by riding a Jeepney. I came on right on time because they did not start yet. Mj had 5 events to swim, 400 meter freestyle, 100 backstore, 2 IM, 100 backstroke and 100 breastroke. It was not bad at all but we are not sure if she is qualified to join the DCAA. After the competition, Mj, Faith and I bond together in the mall. We had our dinner in one of the cheapest restaurant in the mall. Afterward we went grocery shopping, not bad at all as well for my rest day.

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