THE ROAD TO (UN)SUFFERING I say suffering is a dearth of love. We suffer when we lose a loved one, or when a loved one refuses to love us, at least the way we want to be loved. The mental and emotional anguish cannot be quantified. No one wants to suffer. We all want to … Continue reading THE ROAD TO (UN)SUFFERING
WHERE DO BROKEN HEARTS GO? (Can they find their way home Ninang?) I have never broken up with any guy except my husband. Then of course we made up; broke up, made up, broke up, made up (how many times Ninang?? "I don't know how many times exactly!")...broke up weeks before the wedding, made up … Continue reading WHERE DO BROKEN HEARTS GO? (Can they find their way home Ninang?)
AGAINST ALL ODDS (What are the odds Ninang? 😁) I have always thought the song "Against All Odds" meant fighting for one's love "against all odds". I remembered this song after attending a wedding of a residency mate and friend. The couple had heart-rendering ups and downs, twists and turns, humps and bumps, in their … Continue reading AGAINST ALL ODDS
BIRDS OF A FEATHER FLOCK TOGETHER I have been doing a lot of flocking lately (hmmm.. why doesn't that sound right?). I have been meeting and spending time with different groups of people who were part, and still part, of different times (era Ninang?), and areas of my life. Friends from Highschool, friends and co-workers … Continue reading BIRDS OF A FEATHER
DOCTOR, DOCTOR, ARE YOU SICK? Two doctors to the barrio slain.. doctors possibly sued for malpractice for the unexpected death of a patient while undergoing aesthetic surgery.. an honorary doctorate degree being offered to the President.. Doctor, doctor are you sick? No this article is not to dissect the intricacies and frailties of our justice … Continue reading Doctor, doctor are you sick? (Ninang! You are back!)
THE (he)ART OF IGNOREMI (not in the dictionary Ninang!) "Good sense makes one slow to anger, and it is his glory to overlook an offense." (Proverbs 19:11) I am a student of this art called Ignoremi. Being confrontational does not help me at all. When you want conflicts settled instantly, feelings out in the open, … Continue reading THE (he)ART OF IGNOREMI
"The sum of all tears is supposed to be a renewed life, a second chance, an undying hope. The sum of all tears is realizing the steadfast love of a sovereign God who we can trust. "There is no glory without tears" because there is no significant relationship that can do away with tears..."
Love outside Medicine (Ninang help!) Is love possible between a doctor and a non-doctor. I have seen a number failed. And I have seen a successful few.. Or one? Two? Hmmm probably I don't know that many people (disclaimer). Just kidding, I made a tally! Among my residency batchmates, its approximately 2:1, the ratio of … Continue reading LOVE outside Medicine