Author Archives

  • EDGLC Goes Global 😆

    Even Ducks Get Liver Cancer and Other Medical Misadventures is now available in Barnes&Noble / Nook, Amazon / Kindle, and Rakuten Kobo! I used to LBC copies to the US, UK, Australia, and Korea, and the shipping fee was too… Read More ›

  • SHE

    JR has driven 4 hours from his hometown in the North to visit Chantelle, a friend diagnosed with a tumor, in a hospital in Manila. I asked him how he knew Chantelle, if they were batchmates in residency training, or… Read More ›

  • Truman X

    Percival asked if I could send him a copy of the book to QC via LBC. He had promised his friend Truman a signed copy, and he would give it to him later that night. I said, hey, I also… Read More ›

  • Darling

    Was invited to be a panelist in The Philippine Book Fair held at the University of Baguio a couple of weeks ago. The discussion was on truth-telling in creative non-fiction, with veteran journalist Babeth Lolarga and essayist Lissa Romero De… Read More ›

  • Last Minute Gifts

    Walked around the mall today while waiting for some deliveries in the clinic, thinking maybe I’ll buy some last minute gifts. Of course I ended up not buying anything. Also, “last minute gifts” implies that I had actually prepared well… Read More ›

  • Proletariats

    A few months back my friend Eric messaged us in our Viber group, asking if anyone would be interested to go to Iceland. Unable to travel for over two years, Carinez, Oxalie, and I slobbered and said yes with exclamation… Read More ›

  • Booklauncheth At Ze Library

    Had the “official” book launch at The Library a few weeks back, and of course it rained really terribly. Present were some of the family and friends I managed to drag out of bed, as well as Koji Arsua and… Read More ›

  • 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 ›

  • 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 ›

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Words and photos by RA-san.

Ella Thinks Aloud

A blog by Ella Mae Masamayor

sing like wildflowers

My full and kooky life as a homeschooling mommy to 2 great kids, raising a child with HLHS (Hypolastic Left Heart Syndrome), coping with depression, following Jesus, and being much too camera happy.

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Pinoy Penman 3.0

The continuing chronicles of Jose Dalisay Jr., aka Butch Dalisay, a Filipino collector of old fountain pens, disused PowerBooks, '50s Hamiltons, creaky cameras and typewriters, VW spare parts, poker bad beats, and desktop lint.

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Nurse. Educator. Just loves life.

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Life's journeys are worth sharing.


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