Indulgeth Us!

You would assume, after all my semi-aggressive attempts at marketing (semi-aggressive by my standards, as a totally meek, shy, spineless etc person),which includes freezing in a cave for a photo-opportunity, that my book has been around forever ago… but, much… Read More ›

Recent Posts

  • Channeling Miss M

    While feasting on yet another lamb dish in a café in Reykjavik I asked my friends Eric, Oxali, and Carina if they had seen the trailer for the latest Joel Lamangan magnum opus, My Father Myself. Eric and Carina hadn’t,… Read More ›

  • Plaid!

    Back in residency I would only wear old UP, Batman, and X-FIles shirts to work, and had received multiple reprimands from the administration for not looking like a doctor. They were right, I looked like I was just visiting the… Read More ›

  • And For Today’s Catastrophizations

    Will be going on a 2-week trip next week, and as usual the universe has sensed it and decides to make each day leading to it as toxic as possible. Started the clinic at 8 am, and by my count… Read More ›

  • Ablaze

    As my publisher said during our first meet-up, “don’t quit your job!” Clearly I still need a day job to pay the bills, but I also need the experiences from said day job to get me to write something. Still,… Read More ›

  • A Book Signing… EVENT!

    The books that my friend Deo had mass-ordered for the Department of Internal Medicine in Mary Mediatrix had arrived, and we decided to have a mini-book signing. As doctors we write and sign so many things, but if I should… Read More ›

  • Car Mystery

    Got some tasty treats from my patients today. Left them in the car and drove to my other clinic. I thought, as soon as I get home I’m going to crack open this box of Red Ribbon cake for dessert…. Read More ›

  • Featurette

    Finished clinics at around 2:30 pm, and I ran to the nearest source of food I could find, aka Army Navy, for lunch. I felt like I would pass out (exaj), which makes me wonder how people doing intermittent fasting… Read More ›

  • Piles And Piles Of Books

    I suppose it’s common for all amateurs, but when I sat there in the middle of SMX at the Manila International Bookfair, and my name was put on display and I was twiddling my thumbs behind my pile of untouched… Read More ›

  • Promodizing!

    Copies may now be ordered via the Milflores website, although they would only be able to serve these orders after the MIBF. As far as I know 100 copies have been printed so far for the MIBF, while the rest… Read More ›

  • Gastritic!

    Been having really terrible meal schedules lately, what with the deluge of patients in the clinics, the wards, and in the chemotherapy units. I was therefore ecstatic when a patient gave me box of uraro, a flower-shaped sweet cookie that… Read More ›

  • Kaya

    In the early 2000’s I introduced my dad to this tiny hamburger joint in Glorietta called Hotshots. Each quarter pounder burger was around P55, which was relatively cheap even at that time. My dad liked it so much, that he… Read More ›

  • Follow Your Heart!

    It’s like when a child sees 100 pesos on the street, and he is so overwhelmed he buys all sorts of crazy stuff. In this case, the 100 pesos is Canva, as in I have just discovered it, and was… Read More ›

  • Party In Your Mouth!

    Was finally able to have a bit of downtime and drove to the faraway land of… Tagaytay! At least on weekends it feels so faraway, what with the horrendous traffic tempting one to just make a detour back to Nuvali,… Read More ›

  • We Miss You, Jericho!

    I told Namtab Pots that I want to eat in a restaurant that serves cupcakes similar to those in the Netflix show Sugar Rush. I had recently seen all episodes of the show while recuperating from something, and the creations… Read More ›

  • The Fabulous Hawkperson

    I haven’t bought an action figure in such a long time–me being in my ruthless anti-clutter era– but this Hawkman figure from the Black Adam movie has beckoned. Figures with histrionic wings always seem to appeal to collectors, but I… Read More ›

  • Promissory Note It Forward

    Been feeling quite fatigued lately, and when I met up with Smoketh a few nights ago I asked her if she had been feeling fatigued lately as well. Of course she was feeling dead tired too, and she wasn’t just… Read More ›


    Milflores Publishing has released a short video teaser of the upcoming book in Instagram and Facebook, featuring cute rubber duckies getting all dramatic about the cover reveal. I think it would be released sometime September, and hopefully make it in… Read More ›

  • Ghostina Mae

    Historically August has always been a ghost month in terms of finances, so this time I said, you know what I won’t resist it! And I would stop resisting it… by not coming to the clinics as frequently as I… Read More ›

  • A History of Hypercholesterolism

    While looking for that photo of the black chori burger from Boracay Discovery Shores for a previous entry, the Photos App in my Macbook showed me various photos of the burgers I’ve engulfed through the years to the detriment of… Read More ›

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