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How to Treat HangOver

During fiesta and birthday celebrations, drinking sessions with karaoke on the side is a normal visage of lively households. The celebrant host will always toast a bottle to commemorate the occassion while the guests appreciate the hospitality.

They will drink till the wee hours of the morning if the house owners are kind enough to offer the liquors they keep in the bar or cellar or the friends and relatives who came over are gallant to buy their own supply of beer and brandy. In our case without promoting the brand I prefer, Emperador Light is always on the table.

During and after those events, we will always end up drunk naturally coz while the brandy tastes good during funtime , your head will contradict in the moning or right after you vomit like a baby when you have enough. Yet you still want to drink more as you enjoy the singing and dancing with your family and friends forever.

So while your head is spinning like an earthquake is happening but only in your head, you will collapse and sleep wherever you are. Lucky you if you dont’t fall in the stairs, drainage or in the comfort of the toilet without banging your head to die or have a concussion or hemorrhage as the worst thing you may look for as a sign to stop and get sober the sooner and forget about brandy,whiskey,rum,beer, gin , wine and vodka

So help me God, going back to our problem, how is to cure hangover? Why do I always ask the same question yet I dare to follow the habit that my father used to do when he’s still alive on earth years before he died at 59. I remember one time my friend gave me a paracetamol to counter the headache after cups of coffee. So I always think of taking one whenever I feel nauseous. Lately someone told me to boil Malunggay leaves then drink it to lessen my suffering. While I massage my diaphragm with a rubbing ointment. But before that, I resort to drinking coconut juice, water melon shakes and eating bananas and a loaf of bread as another drunkard referred to eat tasty bread while drinking to let it absorb the acid, though she drank a shot while a piece of bread was stuck at the roof of her mouth so you can imagine what happened next.

According to Mayo Clinic via their website


Time is the only sure cure for a hangover. In the meantime, here are a few things you can do to help yourself feel better:

  • Fill your water bottle. Sip water or fruit juice to prevent dehydration. Resist any temptation to treat your hangover with more alcohol. It’ll only make you feel worse.
  • Have a snack. Bland foods, such as toast and crackers, may boost your blood sugar and settle your stomach. Bouillon soup can help replace lost salt and potassium.
  • Take a pain reliever. A standard dose of an over-the-counter pain reliever may ease your headache. But aspirin can irritate your stomach. And if you regularly drink alcohol to excess, acetaminophen (Tylenol, others) can cause severe liver damage even in doses previously thought to be safe.
  • Go back to bed. If you sleep long enough, your hangover may be gone when you awaken.

Alternative medicine

Proposed alternative remedies for hangovers abound, but studies haven’t found any natural remedies that consistently improve hangover symptoms.

Talk with your doctor before trying any alternative medicine. Keep in mind that natural doesn’t always mean safe. Your doctor can help you understand possible risks and benefits before you try a treatment.

According to Harvard Medical School via their website

Dr. Robert Swift, a researcher at the Providence Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Rhode Island, coauthored one of the few review papers on hangovers in 1998. It’s still one of the most frequently cited sources on the topic. The rundown on hangover remedies that follows is based on that review, an interview with Dr. Swift, and several other sources.

1. Hair of the dog. Drinking to ease the symptoms of a hangover is sometimes called taking the hair of the dog, or hair of the dog that bit you. The notion is that hangovers are a form of alcohol withdrawal, so a drink or two will ease the withdrawal.

There may be something to it, says Dr. Swift. Both alcohol and certain sedatives, such as benzodiazepines like diazepam (Valium), interact with GABA receptors on brain cells, he explains. And it’s well documented that some people have withdrawal symptoms from short-acting sedatives as they wear off. Perhaps the brain reacts similarly as blood alcohol levels begin to drop.

Even so, Dr. Swift advises against using alcohol as a hangover remedy. “The hair of the dog just perpetuates a cycle,” he says. “It doesn’t allow you to recover.”

2. Drink fluids. Alcohol promotes urination because it inhibits the release of vasopressin, a hormone that decreases the volume of urine made by the kidneys. If your hangover includes diarrhea, sweating, or vomiting, you may be even more dehydrated. Although nausea can make it difficult to get anything down, even just a few sips of water might help your hangover.

3. Get some carbohydrates into your system. Drinking may lower blood sugar levels, so theoretically some of the fatigue and headaches of a hangover may be from a brain working without enough of its main fuel. Moreover, many people forget to eat when they drink, further lowering their blood sugar. Toast and juice is a way to gently nudge levels back to normal.

4. Avoid darker-colored alcoholic beverages. Experiments have shown that clear liquors, such as vodka and gin, tend to cause hangovers less frequently than dark ones, such as whiskey, red wine, and tequila. The main form of alcohol in alcoholic beverages is ethanol, but the darker liquors contain chemically related compounds (congeners), including methanol. According to Dr. Swift’s review paper, the same enzymes process ethanol and methanol, but methanol metabolites are especially toxic, so they may cause a worse hangover.

5. Take a pain reliever, but not Tylenol. Aspirin, ibuprofen (Motrin, other brands), and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) may help with the headache and the overall achy feelings. NSAIDs, though, may irritate a stomach already irritated by alcohol. Don’t take acetaminophen (Tylenol). If alcohol is lingering in your system, it may accentuate acetaminophen’s toxic effects on the liver.

6. Drink coffee or tea. Caffeine may not have any special anti-hangover powers, but as a stimulant, it could help with the grogginess.

7. B vitamins and zinc. A study recently published in The Journal of Clinical Medicine evaluated the diets for 24 hours before and after excessive drinking occurred. It was a small study and results were based on the participants saying what they ate. However, they did find that people whose food and beverage consumption contained greater amounts of zinc and B vitamins had less severe hangovers.


Cats on the Hot Tin Roof

A white cat and a tiger cat started to be our pets since they frequented our garage or frontyard after lunch and dinner to eat our lefovers, or simply the bones, fats, parts and skins we couldn’t digest till my nephew took them as his pets to the point that he asked us to buy them food and gave them names based on the characters of a soap opera so we keep them loitering around the open air lanai especially in the tiled backyard where they sleep and eat near the plants in the soil. He just stopped caring for them when the white cat scratched him but that’s after the kittens came coz each of them got pregnant and bore kittens though the white cat was not able to keep hers, she ended up as the feeding mother to the kittens of the tiger cat.

Not a cat person, or just not keen to share the room with any animal though they come inside when the door is open so I have to chase them away in fear of having allergy, germs or asthma , aside from having a toddler and a kid in the house , but there was one time when I slept with a cat, which died years ago when I was alone, getting old but still afraid of the dark. I must say my penchant for them is so casual that I only give them time when I am feeding them in the backyard. We have at least 5 cats consisted of 2 stray cats plus their white and brown striped kittens now big as they are, and an old dog in his cage. To my surprise that I had to initially name my blog after them as worthy as what influenced Edgar Allan Poe to write about ravens perching and croaking above his chamber door and windows. So thanks to our cats which always hang out and run around our hot tin roof. Most of the time, they annoy me coz they make sounds at night while I am trying to sleep, it turns out that there are male black and gray cats taunting them to mate as they also want to procreate like humans so I try to ignore them. I wonder why they don’t like to chew rice, vegetables, crackers and bread unless they are so hungry. Have to check for scientific reasons soon.

Credits to the owners of the cats and their pictures here.

Coming up Next: Alchemy Of Souls Season 2

Photo by Netflix

After the teaser released on Nov. 9, 2022 as the first glimpse to Alchemy of Soul: Light and Shadow proving the resurrection of Jang Uk, came the second teaser annoucing the return of the Korean series for another set of episodes featuring the mages of Songrim, Sejukwon and Cheonbugwan dealing with heaven and earth , released on Nov. 19, 2022 by tvN, a South Korean nationwide pay television network.

Season 1 presented the flourishing battle of affection between Mu-deok and three characters in the series. Who must be the one to win her heart is still at large coz she has her own plans to accomplish before she would be able to put herself in the chaos that she is already full of. Yet the romance with Jang Uk is the most favored one to excel, not with other admirers who just stay in the sidelines of the story arcs. No matter how flagrant that they look better for her. But in Season 2 there must be an incoming factor from within that will change the texture of the story. Hoping that they can resolve the issue about these blue-eyed lovers.

Photo By Netflix

Back from his apparent death, Jang Uk (Lee Jae-wook) sprang in the air in the finale of Season 1 to continue his path proving himself in the epic setting based on Joseon era in the fictional kingdom of Daeho after he tried to save Mu-deok (Jung So-min). Together with Nak-su (Go Yoon-jung) , Jin Cho-yeon (Arin), Seo Yul (Hwang Min-hyun) and Park Dang-gu (Yoo In-soo) , they are back for good in Season 2 to have another parade of their traditional costumes on their quest for romance, fantasy , period drama and action.

As announced, the series will commence on Dec. 10, 2022 via tvN at 9:20 PM KST, to be simulcasted via Netflix Korea. With the same director-Park Joon-hwa and of course the writers – the famous Hong sisters, Jung-eun and Mi-ran, backing up this Korean fantasy series from the drawing board while burning the midnight oil till the wee hours of the morning as they prepared successfully to continue the saga about love and magic. This time though, Mu-deok (Jung So-min) as the love interest of Jang Uk , is not part of the teasers and posters affirming her absence in Season 2 yet her character is a vital part of the story. While Yoo Jun-sang as Park Jin and Oh Na-ra as Maidservant Kim are figured to reprise their respective roles from the previous season. Yet it must be a technique to cause intrigue and rumor so the fans will swarm to check if their lovestory continues to confirm whose hands are shown in the photo to tickle their fancy.

White Sands & Turquoise Waters of Alibijaban Island

Another tourist spot rising from the depths of the ocean is about to beguile your wavering eyes. The marvelous island of Alibijaban is located 3 kilometers away from the mainland of San Andres, Quezon as part of its 7 Barangays being the smallest consisted of 2 Sitios. A magnificent habitat in the Philippines near the southwestern end of Ragay Gulf. The ethereal beauty of nature bestowed upon us, to frolic and protect. Etched in a far-flung place but still reachable by boat and chopper after embarking on a journey of driving or riding a vehicle 4-5 hours from Lucena City in a distance of 179 kilometers while passing the vicinity of Bondoc Peninsula down to the southeastern outskirts and fringes at the very end of Quezon Province.

Such a lovely place to relax and settle after a long ride. After you ride a passenger van or bus in Grand Central Terminal, Brgy. Gulang-Gulang in Lucena City, you have to drop off to the coastal town proper of San Andres, then proceed to the port and ride a motorized boat upon reservation or as a chance passenger if not a relative of a nearby townfolk. Here you are, finally about to submerge and float in the water in your life vest or any swimming device. You can go snorkeling and scuba-diving or simply bask in the sunlight and feast on fresh seafoods and fruits pre-ordered before you came or prepared in your basket from the city.

Adobo at its Finest

Chicken Adobo Photo by Knorr Philippines

Here’s my serving of Adobo, slices and chunks of Chicken and Pork to satiate your hunger for our national dish. The world already knew its taste by now being an easy dish to make for greenhorns at the kitchen who might burn and soil the counters and floor, and by being traveling kind of many of us, for marriage and work and as they say, for greener pastures. Poor Adobo origin, the country of so many unsung heroes and artists. Too much tears while we have to cut the onions by its soaring price in the market.

Ingredients of Chicken Adobo Photo by BEBS at

So what are the ingredients of this famous recipe aside from patience and love? We should buy 1 kilo of chicken parts or pork slices of liempo. Marinate in a bowl with 1 cup of soy sauce, 1 sachet of seasoning granules, 2 teaspoons of ground black peppers and 1/2 cup of vinegar. Mix well or massage with your hands. Leave for a while then saute sliced medium onion , sliced bulb of garlic , 1 teaspoon of pepper corns and 4 dried bay leaves in 1/4 cup of Palm or Vegetable oil then bring in the chicken or pork. Boil and simmer with 1 cup of water for an hour to extract the fats and flavors. Add 1/2 cup of sugar, 1 chicken cube, 2 teaspoons of salt or fish sauce and 1 teaspoon of ground black peppers . You can add 1/4 cup of oyster sauce or banana ketchup and 1/4 cup of milk if you prefer but that is only a suggestion for our discriminating and choosy palate, shown in the Filipino movie years ago, American Adobo. Plus the only vegetable it would take, Potatoes. Then finish it with boiled eggs.

Chicken Adobo Photo by BEBS at

Now you have Adobo at its finest, please don’t fret or cringe of my self-righteous taste. I just like to put Adobo in a fancy bowl, being a dish that I serve in memory of my father who forgot to lend his recipes for me to inherit before he faded. But let’s dine together to share the versions of Adobo all through the years from its first concoction during the Spanish reign, recorded in 1613 by Spaniard Pedro de San Buenaventura. Like Adobo in coconut milk, seafood adobo, Adobo in white vinegar and other dishes we can cook in Adobo-style. The term Adobo was derived from Spanish word ‘Adobar’ which means “marinade” or ” picking sauce” in English according to because our brave, beautiful, and beloved country , the Philippines was a colony for 300 years that ended in 1898 leaving us in draught and famine with only old houses to commemorate, with ghosts which never depart to ask for justice. Yet our nation with many islands, now comprising 7,641 probably in low tide, serves as the Pearl of the Orient Seas but never a roaring Tiger of Asia like Singapore, Hongkong, South Korea and Taiwan. Lucky are those born with silver and gold spoons, the clans of Zobel de Ayala, Aboitiz and Razon. Still with power and fortune while the plight of most Filipinos remain in the mud of sorrows. To cut the drama short, we need Adobo right now served with Achara.

Chicken Adobo Photo by Maggi Philippines