Independent City Life

Independent city living is yet too far compared to renting pad or a studio type room to stay.

For more than a year year now, I am renting an apartment composed of three bedrooms with two comfort rooms. The crib is obviously spacious with separate kitchen from the dining area plus the living room. We were just three medical students living here. But starting last January 2012, when one of our housemates moved out from here, there were only two of us who were left on this big place.

One thing I am not used to do living in this kind of place is the doing almost all the household responsibilities. Most of the time, I am the one who clean our comfort room. I do that twice a month. Aside from that, I also keep an eye on our garbage bins. There are more chores I perform here that I am not used to do at home.

image from Google images

Life, being far from home, this is.

The worse, by far, I’ve experience was when the garbage collectors failed to collect trashes for almost two weeks. That time, I collected more than five fully-packed large plastic garbage bags. Desperate enough to dispose our garbage, I asked our neighboring tenants if they knew some composters here in the city. But to my bad, even them, do not know. So I just waited until the garbage collectors resume from their operations.

These are just some of the things I’ve learned living the independent city life.

Cebu Typhoid Outbreak caused by Water Coliform Contamination

There were fecal coliforms found in the water samples submitted for water testing according to the Regional Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit (RESU) in Region 7. This is the probable cause of the Cebu typhoid fever outbreak — there was water coliform contamination.

Cebu Typhoid Outbreak | Pinoy MD
Cebu Typhoid Outbreak (image from Google images)

As of now, there are already more or less 90 patients admitted in Tuburan District Hospital, Cebu.

Cebu Typhoid Outbreak

The Cebu typhoid outbreak has caused 3 casualties already and counting to more or less 30 people are still suffering from typhoid fever and recently admitted in Tuburan District Hospital, Cebu province.

Cebu Typhoid Outbreak | Pinoy MD
Cebu Typhoid Outbreak (image from Google images)

Image above is showing one of the signs of typhoid fever, the presence of rose spots in the abdomen of the patient suffering from typhoid fever.