[Jade Writes] Novel Coronavirus: 2020 zombie apocalypse?

2019 Novel Coronavius or nCoV. More than 200 deaths. What exactly is this horrid killer?

nCoV is a strain of coronavirus that caused an epidemic of respiratory disease that started in Wuhan, China. It probably started from an animal and seafood market which meant it started from animal-to-person spread, then it turned into person-to-person spread.

How does it spread?

Usually, it is transmitted when people are near each other and an infected person sneezes or coughs. It is very contagious for old people, children, and sickly people.

What are the symptoms of nCoV?

nCoV symptoms are usually fever, shortness of breath, and cough. It’s quite similar to the typical flu symptoms.

How to avoid coronavirus?

  1. Wash your hands often for 20 seconds, especially before and after eating, after going to the loo, after coughing or sneezing, and after going outside. If you cannot use soap and water, use alcohol.
  2. Clean regularly used objects using a household wipe/spray.
  3. Stay away from places with a lot of people.
  4. Boost your immune system by eating lots of fruits rich in vitamin C and other needed vitamins and minerals and also take multivitamins.

If you want to know more about nCoV, visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/index.html

Jade is an 11-year-old homeschooled bookworm. She devours books by Roald Dahl, Lois Lowry, Rick Riordan, and JK Rowling. She plays the guitar, bakes sweet and savory goodies, and tinkers with cool stuff when she has some spare time.

Lactose Intolerance: What is it?

Imagine if you can’t drink milk, eat yogurt, cheese, ice cream, chocolate, cake, and more! Now wouldn’t that be sad? 

Ice, Ice Cream, Ice Cream Flavors

Well, some people aren’t able to eat or drink those foods. Those people are lactose intolerant, which means they can’t eat anything with lactose, which is in most dairy products.

Lactose intolerance is a disorder in which you cannot eat anything with lactose, because the person with lactose intolerance does not make enough of the enzyme lactase that is necessary for digesting lactose.


Lactose intolerance causes different symptoms that include

  • diarrhea
  • bloating
  • nausea
  • abdominal pain
  • farting
Abdominal Pain, Pain, Appendicitis, Bloating

How to avoid the symptoms

Don’t eat/drink too much food/drink with lactose. When you eat/drink food/drink with lactose, eat or drink something without lactose with it. Or try to look for a lactose-free version of that food or drink.

Almond, Almond Milk, Bottle, Bowl, Brown

How to know if you are lactose intolerant

Don’t eat/drink anything with lactose for a few days, and then drink a few glasses of milk. If the symptoms occur, then you might be lactose intolerant. Or better yet, go to a doctor and ask for a lactose intolerance test.

Lactose Intolerance isn’t bad

Lactose Intolerance isn’t bad.

It just means you can’t eat anything with lactose without the symptoms occurring. But you CAN look for a lactose free version, like I said a while ago.

Soy Milk, Soy, Soybean, Soy-Milk

Jade is an 11-year-old homeschooled bookworm. She devours books by Roald Dahl, Lois Lowry, Rick Riordan, and JK Rowling. She plays the guitar, bakes sweet and savory goodies, and tinkers with cool stuff when she has some spare time.

Beautiful or Bloodthirsty?

These plants that I will show you are quite BEAUTIFUL,


They are POISONOUS as well.

The Deadly Nightshade

Deadly Nightshade, or atropa belladonna, is a very poisonous plant. The leafage and berries are extremely deadly when consumed. The leaves are usually green or purple, and the berries black or green. They are very dangerous to children because they look rather tempting and have a luscious taste. However, oxen and rabbits can eat this without dying.

The Rosary Pea

Rosary pea, or abrus precatorius, is a suicidal plant that is part of the bean family. Just one seed can kill both adults and kids. These are made as native jewelry, and the most common one is the red one with a black eye, but there are also different colors.


Wolfsbane, or aconitum napellus, is also a very fatal plant. It was used on arrows to kill wolves.  Dark purple is the usual color of the plant. Sometimes it is also red-purple. It can also be a pale lavender.

Midnight Ruffles

Helleborus, or Midnight Ruffles. This plant is used for decorative purposes. Helleborus have many different colors, like green to purple, and the hybrids can be slate grey to yellow to white to green. My favorite is the near black Midnight Ruffles hybrid (see picture above).

All helleborus plants and parts are toxic, despite their beautiful colors. The poison outside the plant will cause inflammation and prickling sensations. Eating helleborus will cause pain in the mouth, vomiting, and diarrhea. Eating significant amounts is fatal.

Even though these plants are pretty, they are very dangerous as well. God our Father made these plants like this for special purposes, like to make sure animals and humans don’t eat them. These plants are also very beautiful because every plant God makes is beautiful, even the rafflesia.

Jade is an 11-year-old homeschooled bookworm. She devours books by Roald Dahl, Lois Lowry, Rick Riordan, and JK Rowling. She plays guitar, bakes goodies, and tinkers stuff when she has spare time.

Introverted: Is it a weakness?

Jade is an 11-year-old homeschooled bookworm. She devours books by Roald Dahl, Lois Lowry, Rick Riordan, and JK Rowling. She plays guitar, bakes goodies, and tinkers stuff when she has spare time.

Introverts. What are introverts and is it bad to be introverted?

Let’s learn more about them.


Introverts get easily drained when talking to a lot of people. They get energy by being alone. They also work better alone. They prefer isolated activities like gardening, drawing, or reading. 

They don’t really hate talking to people. They just get drained by interacting. They also don’t need to be “normal”. They were probably born like that, and they should embrace who they are. Introverts also don’t like being in the spotlight. They don’t like performing with large groups. Introverts need one or two close friends to talk to, since they get easily drained when talking to a lot of friends.

Some Famous Introverts

Here’s a list of some famous introverts.

  1. Exo’s Xiumin
  2. BTS’s Jungkook
  3. Exo’s D.O.
  4. J.K. Rowling
  5. Emma Watson
  6. Beyonce
  7. Harrison Ford
  8. Lady Gaga
  9. Anna Kendrick
  10. Michael Jordan
  11. Andrew Garfield

Being an Introvert Isn’t A Weakness

Being an introvert isn’t a weakness. Most introverts are even smarter than extroverts! So if you are an introvert, don’t change yourself! You are who you are. Everyone is unique. Be yourself.

Paw-some Party of The Year: Celebrating 15 Years of Mouse-terful Storytelling at the Geronimo Stilton Convention 2.0

Press Release:

MANILA, MAY 15 : Holey cheese — the worldwide bestselling children series Geronimo Stilton by Scholastic is celebrating its grand 15th anniversary! Marking the historic occasion, the Geronimo Stilton Convention 2.0 is coming to town on May 25, 2019 from 1pm – 4pm at Atrium 1, Level 2, The Podium. So put those party hats on and get ready to have a “mice” time, because everyone is invited!

Exclusive for one day only, the Geronimo Stilton Convention 2.0 offers families all around a wholesome experience with plenty whisker-licking-good activities. Kids can bring their inner Picasso in the On-the-Spot Art Contest or stand a chance to win the Cosplay Contest when they come as their favourite Geronimo Stilton character. For a jumping-good-time, kids can spend the afternoon in the Bouncy “Cheeseball” Pit, an inflatable castle ready to be conquered!

Also not to be missed is the Book Discussion of “My Favorite Geronimo Stilton Adventure” for kids to share their own unforgettable Geronimo moments with other fans of the series. Packing a paw-erful punch, the fun continues with Face-Painting, Photo Booth, Parlor Games and a yummy Snack Bar. The party of the year will also feature a Celebrity Appearance of Geronimo and Thea Stilton in a special musical number, shaking and grooving with their “cheesy” dance moves. As a memento, fans can also get their book copies stamped by Geronimo and The Stilton themselves!

An award-winning Ratitzer Prize author, Geronimo Stilton runs The Rodent’s Gazette, Mouse Island’s most famouse newspaper. Geronimo can be a scaredy mouse at times, but that does not stop his daring escapades across the globe (and other realms too)!  Geronimo writes the Geronimo Stilton series to share his funny adventures with young readers around the world.

Each book is fast-paced, filled with lively art and a unique format kids 7-10 will love. Commenting on his book, Geronimo said, “They are whisker-licking good stories, and that’s a promise!”; his eyes gleaming with excitement. Plus, it sure makes learning English as enjoyable as chewing off a large chunk of cheese!

The series was first published in 2000 in Italian with the English version being published in 2004 by Scholastic Corporation, and since then has been entertaining children the world over with his amazing adventures. Together with his sister Thea, cousin Trap and nephew Benjamin, Geronimo Stilton exposes kids to different cultures in his quest for the latest scoop. To date, Geronimo Stilton has written seventy-two (72) internationally bestselling books and 7 spin-off series titles all based on his most exciting escapades. His sister Thea also has her own popular books based on her life as a photojournalist!Don’t miss the paw-some party of the year! To join the Geronimo Stilton Convention 2.0, simply present any Geronimo Stilton book purchased from National Book Store, Powerbooks, NBS Express and online at www.nationalbookstore.com; upon registration at the venue. The Geronimo Stilton Convention 2.0 is co-organized by Scholastic Asia, National Book Store, Powerbooks and The Podium.