Month: February 2022

The Itinerarians

Been trying to plan a beach outing before a new variant emerges. Who am I kidding, I’m not the one planning. Were it not for the kindness of other people I would never be able to go anywhere, because I… Read More ›

Wind On My Face

When I was in residency training I used to imagine how fantastic being a consultant must be, specially when I had to call one to endorse a patient. I was sweaty, stinky, and totally nanlilimahid in the middle of the… Read More ›

Whacking and Slicing

My 12-year old nephew has been asking me random questions, such as: Where is London? or is England a country? or What was it like twenty years ago? I told him that twenty years ago everything was black and white…. Read More ›


For ValentiMes, my choice of drink was red wine… with ice. I don’t care, I like it really cold and diluted, with a side dish of 1 piece of Hershey’s chocolate kiss. It’s my favorite combination, for now. Last year… Read More ›

Stories About Spam

Woke up to the Facebook post of a former colleague, Drucilla Helga, comparing BBM to Jesus Christ, because both were supposedly persecuted for tax-evasion charges. Come to think of it, I didn’t really wake up to it as if I’ve… Read More ›

Crunchy Peanuts

So apparently Texas Roadhouse in Rob also has an al fresco area, and it’s located on the 3rd floor so it’s super windy. It was 4 pm, I had just finished clinic in Manila Med, and we decided to have… Read More ›


I finally allowed my mother to go to SNR yesterday. It was time. She hadn’t really gone out since the Omicron surge, and she had faithfully complied with my draconian measures. They arrived at SNR at around 9 am, so… Read More ›

Lord of the Flies

I recently saw a videoclip of the audience in the Philippine Arena fighting over boxes of Regent cupcakes. It was fascinating. There is also a companion video of these same people happily walking down the steps of the arena, carrying… Read More ›

Sweet Tooth

One of my patients, Sr. T, had just completed her radiation therapy, and she’ll soon be going to Italy to continue with her other treatments (surgery, chemo). Before leaving she gave me a rosary from the Vatican, and a locally… Read More ›

Petty Betrayals

Back when we were in high school there were rumors that one of the new teachers was keeping a photo album of guys in their underwear. These boys were supposedly the teacher’s students in the school where he used to… Read More ›

Don’t Bring It

Now wasn’t that one long, horrific month! Usually time just goes by so fast during toxic months, but in this case January 2022 has painfully dragged on and on, making sure that we feel the slow, terrible grind. Here’s hoping… Read More ›