Tuesday, December 30, 2014

3 Diary Entries

As I was about to write down the inaccurate list of those who greeted me this Christmas sa diary ko (Yes, ganun ako ka-OC.), nalungkot ako bigla upon seeing that I only have 3 diary entries for the year 2014. Anyare?!!

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Jeepney Boys

Pahinga muna ulit tayo sa kwentong HIV.

Since it's WN's birthday, I forced myself to finally come up with this blog entry. Matagal ko na kasi naipromise sa kanya ito. Saktong birthday niya, ayan may gift na ko sa kanya. Hehe!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014


Nakalimutan ko na today nga pala ang second anniversary ng HIV Awareness Day ko (the day I knew I was HIV reactive). Naalala ko na lang when I read a tweet kanina by a mutant friend which says "Exactly two years ago, a test changed my life..." Napaisip ako ng date today and remembered na December 17 nga pala today. Exactly two years ago, the same test changed my life too.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Monday, November 10, 2014

Symptoms Of HIV Infection?

What are the symptoms of HIV infection?

This frequently asked question is something I'd love not to answer. Because there really ain't got a clear-cut, definitive symptoms for HIV infection. It is actually vague and could sometimes be misleading.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Stressed Spelled Backwards

I'm almost done in my first year of residency training and all I can say is that I'm stressed! And that is probably why I developed this big appetite for desserts. After all, stressed spelled backwards is desserts.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

That Creepy Doll

Dreams like this make me wish I don't experience having that clear and vivid memory effect from Efavirenz.

It's the Hallow's Eve and the hospital staff just could not stop talking about horror stories about our hospital... lurking spirits, wandering souls. Even telling that from the room I was fond of sleeping alone, there's this guy in black with a blurred face who lingers inside. WTF! I have been sleeping there for about 2 to 3 times already.

Sunday, October 12, 2014


My last blog entry and my absence since then have misled some of my friends and imaginary readers about my health. They thought something bad happened to me after that bout with pneumonia. It was a bad experience but luckily I did not need to be admitted. On contrary, I was forced to report for work. Residency really sucks!

Anyway, I won't go talking about some residency shit this time, nor will I be talking about HIV. Let's have a breather, away from the mutant world, and indulge ourselves with God's natural masterpieces.

WN, this entry is for you.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Battling My Way Out

I am currently battling my way out of pneumonia.

It's my first time and the feeling was like hell.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Happy And Contented

Ako na talaga ang busy... busy sa panonoxic sa sarili na wala naman pinatutunguhan. #Residency. Sa mga nakakaalam, quiet na lang kayo, please.

I was actually alarmed kanina sa reaction ni doktora when she learned what residency training program I was taking. Hindi daw ba delikado for my patients? Eto ang kinakatakot ko pag nalalaman nila residency training ko... ethical issues, patient safety... #enoughnaTMI.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Something Noble... Or Maybe Not (2 of 2)

After several months of not seeing and hearing from each other, LA, my non-mutant ex suitor, and I met again about a week ago. He was late, as usual. But this time, he asked to move our meeting time 30 minutes later. I didn't mind.

He looked pretty much the same from the last time I saw him. Skinny as he was before and still wearing braces on his teeth, he was donning a simple black shirt, maong shorts, and a pair of sneakers.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Something Noble... Or Maybe Not (1 of 2)

I can no longer recall how many times I have actually visited RITM Satellite Clinic, bringing non-mutant friends there to have them tested for HIV. So far, all of whom I have accompanied were all non-reactive to HIV.

One day in the month of love, couples, red shirts and dresses, cupids, and bitter singles, I convinced a non-mutant suitor, LA, to get tested for HIV. And I thought I did something noble. Or maybe not.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Crying Over Spilled Milk

I know there's no point in crying over spilled milk. Pero recently kasi, I think I have known who gave me this gift... or curse, however you want to see it. No grudge or whatsoever. I just wanted to share this story here in my blog, for the purpose of documentation. *chuckles*

Friday, May 23, 2014

Randomly Spontaneous

It's been awhile since I've written a substantial blog entry and I guess this one still won't be one of those. For this one, just allow me to be randomly spontaneous.

Saturday, April 19, 2014


My current mood put in a song:

I need another story
Something to get off my chest
My life gets kinda boring
Need something that I can confess

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Missed Out

Call of duty!

That's why I missed out the mutants' biggest summer event, #RedxSummer.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Serodiscordant Fun

JCT and I went up north as planned but never did we expect that it would be raining so hard when we got there. It started to rain relentlessly the moment we took off the bus that we decided to go straight to our hotel and got ourselves a room for two. We've then learned that the place was actually on storm signal # 3 due to the heavy rains brought about by the typhoon. Talking about good timing!

Saturday, February 22, 2014

All The Shingle Ladies

All the shingle ladies
All the shingle ladies
All the shingle ladies
Now put your hands up!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014


In my practice, I always teach my patients about strict compliance to their maintenance medications. Ironically, I don't practice what I preach.

Yes, I know I'm wrong. I should know better. But what can I do?

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Haggard And Stressed

Dra. Rita: Kumusta na ang training?

ako: (Gulat much, she remembers.) Okay naman po. Medyo stressed lang and pagod sa work pero kinakaya naman.

Dra. Rita: That's good.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

If Your Heart's Not In It

My current mood put in a song:

I'm missing you
Girl, even though you're right here by my side
'Cause lately it seems
The distance between us is growing too wide