Month: January 2021

Flossy

Had another risk-taking breakthrough today: I went to the dentist. Throughout the lockdown I’ve become very compliant with flossing and avoided biting on very hard food that might accidentally cause tooth damage, out of fear that I would need to… Read More ›

Linamnaming

I was playing Paula Cole’s classic 1997 album This Fire on the drive to Paranaque. We were looking for Linamnam MNL, a small home-based restaurant serving an 11-course tasting menu, which was given glowing recommendations by Rollypolyoly and Wakicaboose, …. Read More ›

Choco Chicken

I was able to renew my PRC ID last week after a few almost-mishaps, and just yesterday got my drivers’ license ID… after I’ve renewed it back in 2017! Such successful government office transactions give me immense joy. Avoiding scenarios… Read More ›

Afternoon Isaw

A few days ago we decided to visit Oar House, our favorite pub during residency and hellowship, located somewhere in Malate. It is quite small, and by 8pm it is usually full of doctors drinking, laughing, and whining. Ergo, not… Read More ›

Caro and Chrizly

(A lost tale from over ten years ago during residency) Senior consultant Dr. Angelito Caro, with his authoritative heft and characteristic scowl, towered mightily over me at the nurse‚Äôs station. It was the morning after my 24-hour duty in the… Read More ›

The New Scarlet Letter

Got to eat again in Su Zhou, a chinese restaurant in Malate. The last time we ate there was over a year ago. It got closed for renovation sometime in February, then the lockdown caught up to it. The restaurant… Read More ›