- aling dolor's sapin-sapin - layers of sumptuous, tasty, traditional kakanins. the best!
- excellente ham - i especially like the scrap, they're more tasty! (and oily... yikes)
- my and my lolas' halaya - we're the best hehehe! there's no competetion. ours is the best!
- ate ruth's leche flan - i miss this... :-(
- lola gunding's biko - i miss her :-( and her biko... the tradition lives on through tito bong, but it'll never be the same, it's sad she wasn't able to teach me her particular technique and recipe
Monday, December 31, 2007
my gift-baby, steff
(may utang pa ako!)
earrings from kayekipot
the duty team
a jacket-themed party
me and my princess
more pictures here >>
we had one fun christmas party during our last duty over christmas at the surgery clerk's room. we had booze, food and karaoke! we even had disco lights!
Tuesday, December 25, 2007
- sab - you'd have to be very patient with me hehehe, you'll probably be the only one not a food here as i'm writing from memory... but good enough to eat bwehehehe
- sinigang na baboy sa sampaloc- sab renewed my love affair with this dish
- white thumb's egg pie - favorite clerkship merienda (this helped with sab too hahaha)
- ate eva's sotanghon - my favorite sotanghot, moist, fat, not that many "sahog," don't like sahog ^_^
- sr. pedro's lechon manok - wow, ma'am korina was right, this is the best commercial lechon manok
as i've predicted... the top five mostly came out as food hahaha. i have to try hard to control my eating, i'm slowly gaining weight again! happy christmas again everyone!
p.s. i'll have to sign in my suffix... figure it out hahaha, personally i'm not affected by this at all, but i'm having fun using it, no offense to the one who invented it, i'm not taking it seriously, i love having a title, so like "megastar" BWAHAHAHAHAHA, i hope this really sticks
mga ilang sandali ang nakalipas, binasa kong muli ang mga nasasaisip ko noong nakaraang pasko. nadiskubre kong itong kapanahunan rin ang anibersaryo ng pag-lipat ko sa aking apartment sa maynila. naisulat kong kinakailangan kong maging payapa muna bago ko mapagkatiwalaang dalhin ang ilan sa mga pinakaiingatan kong gamit. ngayon, halos lahat ng aking gamit ay nasa aking apartment na.
kulang ang libreng panahon ngayong pasko, dahilan sa clerkship siyempre. ngunit isa ito sa mga masasayang pasko sa aking buhay. kasama ko ang aking mga kaibigan, pinagpala akong maging libre sa parehong pasko at bagong taon upang makapiling ang aking pamilya, at ang pagdating ni ysabel sa buhay ko.
maraming, marami akong natutunan ngayong taon na ito, higit sa lahat, tungkol sa medesina. kung papaano alagaan ang aking mga pasyente. hindi ang pagmomonitor ko sa kanila ang nagpapagaling sa kanila, o kahit man ang gamot na iniinom nila o ang operasyon na pinagsasailaliman nila. naniniwala ako. naniniwala akong ang aming mga maiikling pag-uusap, tungkol sa buhay nila, mga problema, ang mga tangka kong gawing katawa-tawa ang aking sarili (sa maraming pagkakataon madali lang hahaha) para maibsan ang mga iniisip nila, ang lubos kong pagsubok na alamin ang "nickname" nila at ng kanilang palaging bantay ang isa sa mga malaking dahilan ng mabilis nilang pag-galing.
marami akong dasal ngayong pasko. bigyan ng liwanag ng puso at isip ang aming mga guro na susubok sa aming mga natutunan sa pagdating ng revalida. gabayan ang aking ama'ng nasa ibang bansa, at ang aking kapatid. bigyan ng tibay ng loob ang aking ina. gabayan si robert ang aking kaibigang nasa ibang bansa. bigyan pa ng maraming biyaya sina marge, at tina, steff, verle at kaye, mark at dwight, mga kasama kong a2, a1 at lahat ng taong napalapit sa aking kalooban. biyayaan ng kapayapaan at grasya kami ng aking kasintahan. pagpalain ang mga taong kapos sa pagkain, walang masilungan, lalo na ang mga matatanda na naiwan ng mga pamilyang walang nag-aalaga. higit sa lahat, nagpapasalamat ako sa mga natanggap, tinatanggap at tatanggapin ko pang biyaya mula kay Maria, ina ng lahat, ang anak niyang si Hesus at ng kanyang Espiritu Santo.
muli... binabati ko kayong lahat ng maligayang pasko at mapayapang bagong taon.
chris p. alipio
Monday, December 24, 2007
Saturday, December 22, 2007
duke of york's robinson's place manila
we watched "enchanted"
rj sleepy head
ma'am candice sleeping
our new 64 slice CT scan can do this!
from-duty kaye & verle
my resident dra. arlene cayetano & lorelie,
our grouppie from fatima in an early from-duty morning
powernapping in surgery clerk's room
more practical use for their stethoscopes...
watching gossip girls
my interpretation of the milan cathedral
in indelible ink on bond paper
hung at my apartment wall
my interpretation of the notre dame cathedral
in indelible ink on bond paper
hung at my apartment wall
Friday, December 21, 2007
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
- (on a from-duty morning) "kailangan pa ba nating mag log-in??"
- chris : "andiyan ba ang chart ni mhr 15?"; X: "si teves ba iyan?" chris: "hindi. padio." X: "andito kasi sa akin si teves mhr 13." (duh!?)
- "saan niyo ba natutuhang magtahi?" (duh!? minor surgery!)
- ...to be continued...
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
i was nervous the moment we entered the premises of fabella came day one. the place was familiar. we rotated there during pediatrics. but this time will be different. we were told we will be left alone to tend to patients most of the time. during orientation, we were assigned to different teams. it was endorsed that we had nice residents. good, i thought... that'll make life bearable.
we were lucky. we only had to work half-a-day during our first day. fabella has five posts. duty, from-duty, ward, opd, pre-duty. we were on ward post during our first day which fell on a weekend which meant we can go home lunch time. what we had to do was find our assigned resident's (we were like personal assistants to them, we do whatever they asked us to do which relates to patient-care) patients. do progress notes on them, and then perhaps endorse anything which our resident may want to know. after progress notes for one hour. we go and tend to ward work which means do blood extractions, and send them to the lab and attend to any problematic patients.
we did not have to do opd (out-patient clinic) the next day because it was a sunday. we learned we had other team-mates from 'another' school. we didn't find them that day.
pre-duty day, we encountered our team-mates during progress notes early in the morning. i thought they were nice. hehehe little did i know we'd have something to laugh about all our lives ^_^
duty is TIRING. being a runner will mean... you RUN. i think i toned my calf muscles a lot during 12 hours of going up and down and up and down and up and down the stairs of fabella. i even did things i discovered later was the job of other clerks! but anyway, i learned a lot. the most important thing i think i learned is that i feel confident that i chose the right school to study medicine. verle, kaye and i were the most proud medical students especially when it was endorsement time. i feel confident to attend to three patients giving birth almost at the same time (i had to wear gloves one on top of the other so that after one i'll immediately remove the topmost glove and be ready to catch another baby ^_^). i feel confident to give birth to five multigravid mothers in quick succession. and i feel confident i chose the right path.
i'll post more detailed stories after our written revalida. hehehe
(on a from-duty morning)... "kailangan pa ba nating mag-log-in ulit??"