Hospitalization Costs in the Philippines Are Far Too High

After publishing my last post “Back From Outer Space“, I got sick again. The article was written at 4am and starting at 6am, I was vomiting every 5-10 minutes. This lasted for 12 hours and almost dehydrated my body to the point that I cannot even stand up straight and life my own  weight. I have hyperacidity and I believe the sickness was triggered by me drinking cold water at 5am with an empty stomach. At 6pm, Jen rushed me to the hospital and was immediately injected with an IV + vitamins.

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Back From Outer Space

Mathe told me in one of her emails that it’s good that I’m “back from outer space”. She’s probably right. It took a while before I even got into the rhythm to update this blog (more than a month). My last blogging hiatus between May-June was so far the longest in my recollection. I have to admit that at some point I wanted to really say goodbye to blogging and start a new life without thinking about my online tasks but here I am again. Old habits really die hard, dudes.

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Mines View Park: Some Photos in Baguio City

One of the most popular tourist destinations in Baguio City is Mines View Park. Although I could say that I’m used to the scenes there, there are certain moments when I just can’t get used to the feeling of being on top of a mountain overlooking some houses below and being close to the clouds. Yeah, this is the kind of feeling you’ll get when you go to Mines View Park. The feeling of awe will always be there. Read the rest of this entry »

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Ukay-Ukays in Baguio City: Good Sources of Cheap Imported Items

Baguio City is not only known to many Filipinos as the Summer Capital of the Philippines. In fact, most Pinoys from the North know Baguio City as the Ukay-Ukay Capital of the Philippines. Everywhere you go, it’s almost impossible not to see an Ukay-Ukay store inside a building or along the sidewalks.

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Troubleshooting DNS Problems

I have 4 active web hosting accounts now and sometimes, managing them consumes so much of my time I can’t even update my own sites. Recently in my Virtual Private Server (VPS) account, my site Technology Talks has experienced (and could still be experiencing) a DNS Error (not resolving properly).

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Where to Stay in Baguio City: An Update on Things to Consider

When going to Baguio City, the first thing that comes to mind is Where to stay there. I have already published one article about this before (during the November 2008 Nursing Board Exam) but before deciding where to stay, you might want to consider the following tips and things to consider: Read the rest of this entry »

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PRC Requirements for Initial Registration of Professional License

I might not be able to go online for a day (again) because my wife and I are going to Baguio City. This is in view of her application for a professional license (Registered Nurse). I did not want us to go there during the Holy Week because of practical reasons. Baguio City is overcrowded during the Lenten Season and government offices are closed.

For those who are planning to file the same application as mentioned above, here is the Philippine Regulation Commission (PRC) requirements. This was taken from a form distributed by PRC to all colleges and universities nationwide. It can also be obtained from the PRC website but I am reposting it here for every concerned individuals’ info: Read the rest of this entry »

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First-Ever Oathtaking Ceremony of Professional Nurses in Ilocos Norte

Yesterday, Jen took her oath as a professional nurse (finally!) and there were some firsts in the event. For one, it was the first-ever oathtaking ceremony held in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte. Prior to this, all nurses’ oathtaking ceremonies have been conducted in Manila. This obviously saved many parents a huge sum of money. Travel, food and accommodation expenses have been defrayed because of the localized setting.

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The Cute But Impulsive Laptop Buyer: Goodbye 35K, Hello Acer

First off, I won’t be discussing the psychology of buying here although that would be fun based on personal buying experiences and observations. However, I would like to open up a bit and tell everyone that I’m most of the time an impulsive buyer – someone who won’t have second thoughts especially when buying the following item: Read the rest of this entry »

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Morgellons Disease: Virtually Unknown and Dreadful

Morgellons Disease is still pretty much unknown today even in the medical community. I first heard of this Morgellons Disease in 2007 from Allen Galapon, a good friend of mine who has an experience as a Nursing assistant. He was, at that time, looking for rare diseases and called me one day to drop by his place to watch a video he found on Youtube. We watched a few related videos on Youtube dealing with this disease (an unknown nasty worm species actually) whose origin cannot be explained by scientists up to this day.

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Pistachio Salmonella: Go Nuts With Salmonella Bacteria

The Salmonella Bacteria scare makes it a bigger news with recent developments in the food processing business. This time, experts claim that Pistachio Salmonella is on the loose! Salmonella bacteria can be found in raw nuts, reports show.

On Philippine TV last week, Planters Pistachios were recalled from shelves. In the US, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recalled Planters Pistachios, Setton Pistachios and other pistachio brands processed by some of America’s biggest companies due to possible salmonella bacteria infection.

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My Weight Gain Program Starts With Soya Milk and Taho

My day always starts with Soya Milk and “Taho” for breakfast, Filipino food and drink that have been proven to increase weight because of their high-protein content. Protein FYI is one of the main nutrients recommended for bodybuilders and athletes and Soya Milk and Taho (see photos below) provide lots of them. Read the rest of this entry »

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