Wentong lasing, wentong walang wenta, wento ng buhay-buhay, wento ng mga walang wentang tao dito sa singapore, nasa oz na!

Thursday, January 27, 2005

I shall return

I will be going back to the hospital.
The Boss approached me before lunch and was asked to get involve in a very rush
job and guess what project it is...TTS Hospital, where I was admitted for my surgery last week, weird huh?
Now this the weirdest part-
My job is to do a design proposal for the conversion of B1-type ward into a A-1 type ward on the 12th level...exactly the level where I was confined.

Wednesday, January 26, 2005

when breathing made easy

ahhhhh...sheehhhtttttt...hmmmmmmm...ansarap huminga sa ilong...hmmmmm....ahhhhh....ohhhhh.
For 3 long years, ngayon lang ulit ako nakahinga sa ilong ko ng walang sabit, parang ilong ng bagong panganak ang air way ko, hehehe. hmmmmm...ahhhhhhh...hmmmmmmm...pweeeeee, taena, amoy putok yung dumaan sa likod ko-10 meters away, naging super hero yata ako ah, kahit malayo, naaamoy ko, bwehehe.

Tuesday, January 25, 2005


went to ikea last sunday and bought some lighting and new staffs for our bedroom and after re-arranging them, this is what it looks like:

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Monday, January 24, 2005

guess who's back???

'zup people??? i'm alive and kickin'...just recovered from the
bloodiest time of my life, heheh. nah, just a minor surgery.
was admitted wednesday morning and was discharged the following day. As i've said, this was my first and it was really weird. We went to the day surgery dep't at 10 am, after 30 or so minutes, the nurse asked me to changed my clothes into a holloween costume - a disposable undie, a long dress with my exposed butt, a wardrobe and a shower cap, thought it was a ninja costume without a sword. After that, I gave all my belongings to my wife and was asked to lay down and then the nurse started pushing my bed. It was like watching a movie as I was pushed to the operating room - deafening but serene and all I can see was the strands of bright light on the ceiling in a few seconds interval, or am I just too nervous, heheh. In the operating room, there was this filipino nurse that I started talking to, while the injection guy was having a good time punching the needle on my arm (he missed 3 times), then after 2 mins, I was already unconcious.
The urge to pee woke me up, thought of my morning ritual, I was to force my self up but the nurse stopped me and gave me a urinal instead, whew, what a relief, went back to sleep then when I woke up, it was already almost 6pm, laying side by side with my 5 freak wardmates. My wife, baby S, gg and bebe went home before 10 and I soon retired my eyes from the sound of the tweaking fan in the ceiling.
'HOYYYYYY', a nerve-breaking shout from one of my freak wardmate and it's f_cking 3am in the morning. He's an old man, probably in his 70's and enjoyed breaking the silence of the wee hours. I went up to leak then asked the nurse to changed my bloody nose bolster. I cannot go back to sleep and it's only freaking 3am, good thing my wife brought me this book I'm reading for 65 years.
The morning was great, I was asked to go to my doctor's clinic and after the cleaning, I was allowed to go back home. This hospital experience changed my perceptions on my health - we can't just rely on what the doctors can do with our problems, our own body are our own responsibility...kaya INUMAN NA!

Wednesday, January 12, 2005

define 'SERVICE'

went to the bank this lunch break, requested a new atm card, a new bankbook and changed some of my personal info - all in all, it only took me less than 30 mins ... bagal pa yun ha kasi bago yata yung teller na natapat sa kin saka may pagka-chismosa, daming tanong tungkol sa buhay-SG ng isang pinoy, pati brand ng damit ko inalam, kulang na lang itanong pati brand ng brip ko. Sa tin kaya? I remember when I processed my passport, nakupo, para kong dumaan sa butas ng karayom. First requirement was the NBI clearance, which took me a day. Tapos ang madugong pagkuha ng birth certificate, muntik na nga kong umayaw na mag-abroad dahil lang sa pag-process ng birth certificate, gusto mong alamin kung bakit, punta ka sa census, hehehe. At ang passport processing na ewan ko ba kung saan kinuha ang kayabangan ng mga public employee (yung iba lang) sa tin at kala mo hawak nila ang leeg mo pag may kailangan ka sa kanilang requirements. sabagay minsan di mo masisisi ang init ng ulo ng mga empleyado dahil di naman ka-modern ang work place at gov't facilities sa tin.

next week will be my nasal polyps surgery, it will take 2 weeks including wound
rehabilation if it's done in Pinas while i can go back to work in 3-4 days if i do it here, that is why my 'amo' gave me a 'pahulugan', so I can afford the expense here - she is really a 'parent' -'ma-GULANG' in tagalog. It's better though because the medical expertise and facilities is way much modern here (modern equals expensive). I've been to the hospital's pre-surgery orientation, health screening including the medical fee computations. The procedure will only take 2-3 hours and I'm pleased to know that I have a benefit as a tax payer to choose my ward type. There was so much diffence between the private and subsidized wards fee. Think - I have to pay 3 times the TOTAL EXPENSE (read:TOTAL) if I want to stay overnight in a 4-bed airconditioned ward with own tv set. The hell, no way! I will be contented to sleep with my 5 fellow frankenstein wardmates...anyway, I don't think the public wards here are comparable to ours in pinas. This will be my first time to be in a surgery room (except for my circumcision) and i can damn feel the tsunami in my chest. shit, ganito pala feeling ng virgin sa unang karanasan. Hik!

Monday, January 10, 2005


A man went to his lawyer and told him, "My neighbour owes me $500 and he doesn't want to pay up. What should I do ?" "Do you have any proof?", asked the lawyer.
"Nope", replied the man. "Okay, then write him a letter asking him for the $1000 he
owed you", said the lawyer. "But it's only $500!", replied the man. "Precisely, that's what he will reply and we will have the proof we need", said the lawyer.


A dog ran into a butcher shop and grabbed a roast off the counter. Fortunately, the butcher recognised the dog as belonging to a neighbour of his. The neighbour happened to be a lawyer. Incensed at the theft, the butcher called up his neighbour
and said, "Hey, if your dog stole a roast from my butcher shop, would you be liable for the cost of the meat?" The lawyer replied, "Of course, how much was the roast?"
"$7.98." A few days later the butcher received a cheque in the mail for $7.98. Attached to it was an invoice that read: Legal Consultation Service: $150.


The lawyer's son wanted to follow in his father's footsteps, so he went to law school. He graduated with honours, and then went home to join his father's firm.
At the end of his first day at work he rushed into his father's office and said, "Father, father, in one day I broke the accident case that you've been working on for ten years!"
His father responded: "You idiot, we lived on the funding of
that case for ten years!"

Monday, January 03, 2005

The Da Vinci Code - the movie

A murder in the Louvre and clues in Da Vinci paintings lead to the discovery of a religious mystery protected by a secret society for two thousand years -- which could shake the foundations of Christianity.

Cast : Tom Hanks as Robert Langdon

Direcor : Ron Howard (A beautiful Mind, The Missing and more)

Click here for the movie reference.

I haven't read the book because I'm reserving it for my vacation. But now the movie is on its way, I don't know if I'll just wait for it's release, hehehe. But Tom Hanks as Robert Langdon, hmmmmm.