Tuesday, November 30, 2004


I went back to the hospital to take the residency qualifying exam and to submit my papers, though still not really decided if I want to take this path at this time. I cannot live on P8000 a month and I refuse to be a slave all over again. Besides, I fear that I won't last a month under those consultants. I don't know what to do. I'll just wait for their call. Then I decide..
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When I looked at the wards, I realized that I didn’t miss any of it. Ok, a little bit... Ok, some. And that’s all. But when I think of the work going to loom over me when I start training, I begin to miss my bed back home.
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Monday, November 29, 2004


There is nothing like a few drinks with old friends. Christian, jay, liza and I catch up with each other’s lives at Cuattro.
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Friday, November 26, 2004


finally, after about an hour, my mom and i succeeded to make a crocodile balloon. the dinosaur looked more like a turtle so i decided not to post it here. wadya tink? nice no? Posted by Hello

Thursday, November 25, 2004


She insists on staying in front of the monitor sometimes making it difficult for me to see what I am typing. When the text goes mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmma;ldkfj a, that would be lucky, stepping on the keyboard again. She can be impossible at times.
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Wednesday, November 24, 2004

wala lang

wala masyadong nangyari today. just saw two patients then slept. as usual. Posted by Hello

liza and rachel

had dinner with liza (left) and rachel (right) at cafe breton, podium. liza insists that she looks good in this picture. if anyone objects, just send in your comments. Posted by Hello

Monday, November 22, 2004


University of the Philippines, Diliman

Just 5 years ago I would have done anything to get out of the university.
Today, I would always feel exhilarated whenever I pass by the two pointed structures that highlight the University Avenue. Still feels like home to me.

~UP naming mahal, pamantasang hiraaaaaaaang...
~Ang himig namin, sana'y iyong dinggiiiiiiiiiiin...
~Lalalalalalalala. di ko na lam
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Mga acacia sa up, pinagdadasal ko na sana safe sila tuwing may bagyo. Posted by Hello

Sunday, November 21, 2004

Sto. Domingo

Sto. Domingo church at night.
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Farthest girl: "juice ko, sana di navotas ung condom".
2nd farthest girl: "sino po ang ama ng dinadala ko".
Girl 3: "penge pong kandila para sa banyo, natatae na ako?"
Old woman: "sana magkakuryente na".
Girl 5: "sana may kano na nakakita sa mail to order bride pichure ko"
Nearest old woman: "pag kinuha ko ung kandela, pede ko ibinta sa labas para may pira"
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Saturday, November 20, 2004


Was rushing to Carriedo to file for my sister's NBI clearance. What faster way to go there than to take the MTR along aurora blvd to the recto station. Doesn't the station look great? Took me less than 20 minutes to reach my destination compared to about 1 hour had I taken an fx or a jeepney. It was raining and I didn't bring an umbrella. The only available umbrella left at home was a pink one.
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Inside the MTR, everybody looked glum. I guess it's the weather. Here's a shot of a lady in an MTV moment.
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NBI clearance

I arrived at the NBI clearance center in Carriedo, preparing my dialogue and P500 to buy off any official to expedite the processing of my sister's papers. I went straight up to the IRD officer, rehearsing my lines for bribing, trying to say them nonchalantly, while climbing the stairs. But the officer was so nice (there are still nice people in government) and said I could get my papers the same day if the lines weren't that long. He told me to proceed to the second floor for the fees. I went down, expecting long tedious lines but voila! Look the the deserted place. I got my sis' clearance in 15 minutes. Then I decided to get my own NBI clearance as well. I just had to take advantage of the situation. I got everything done in 30 minutes without even having to bribe anyone.
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Rain Rain

When I got out of the building, it started to rain again. I asked a candy cigarette vendor if the jeepneys passing by would reach the MTR station. She said "Oo, pero lakarin mo na lang, malapit lang naman. Sayang lang pamasahe mo, limang piso din yun". I looked at her makeshift stall and surmised that it also served as her home. I thought of how much P5.00 meant to her, and said to myself, "oo nga, sayang din ang limang piso". So I ran the whole stretch (see picture) trying to stay as dry as possible but to no avail. I reached the station out of breath and wet from the rain and sweat. Pucha, nagjeep na lang sana ako.
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I reached the mall and fedexed my sister's papers. Then I thought I'd feed myself for a job well done. So I went to Tokyo Tokyo, ordered a pork tonkatsu and some maki and didn't ask for extra rice. I took the maki home.
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Friday, November 19, 2004


149lbs. last month I was 156. if id taken a shit before weighing, I'd prolly be 147.
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This is my cubicle. I had only one patient today. And he cried when I announced to him the good news that he had no diabetes (aww, im touched).
Then I told him how bad his heart condition was, that his hypertension was uncontrolled, that his LDL levels were high, and that the stroke he had could have had done permanent damage to his brain. My patients love me.

Sheez, i saw only one patient and slept through most of the day. And they pay me P500 for this. And they give me free lunch. I think I'd better find myself another job.
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Meet Tin, my secretary. Ok, I don't have a secretary, but it does sound nice calling her MY secretary. She takes my calls (and all the other doctors' calls), brings me my patients (and all the other doctors' patients), gives me what I need (and all the other doctors' needs). See? I told you she was my secretary.
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Raprap. The son of the polyclinic's owner. So I guess I need to be nice to him even if he wakes me up during my nap hours (which is practically the whole day except lunchtime, of course) and drags me to the xray room to draw him dinosaurs. So I draw. I don't know if he realizes that the real dinos of long ago didn't really have two heads, or breathed fire, or had feathers. I just feed his imagination. Poor kid. ;P
Oh, I made him cry today. I told him that my big dinosaur ate his little, ugly looking dinosaurs. Good thing his mom had a headache and was sleeping too. I just drew him two better looking creatures to make him stop crying and asked him to pose for this shot. Then I went back to sleep.
hmm, i made 2 people cry today.
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The One

Have you seen The One? Posted by Hello

My Preciousssssssss.....

I just had to get a picture of this scary character. Who does he think he is? One of the three wise men? I scurried away after taking this snapshot fearing he might run after me or sumthing. Another strange creature of Quiapo.
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Thursday, November 18, 2004

Times Square

DIfferent views of our very own Times Square. i wonder what New Year's Eve is like here. Posted by Hello


At the heart of quiapo is the shining, shimmering, splendid Quiapo church. bah, parang golden nga no? hirap kse magpichure pichure dito sa quiapo baka ma-snatch ung camera ko. patago lahat ng kuha ko. wala masyadong tao ngayon pero bukas daw ay friday at pista ng kung sinong santo. i'l try to take more pictures of the bustling area tomorrow. :P Posted by Hello


Welcome to Times Square, Quiapo, Manila. hehehe. Posted by Hello
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