https://youtu.be/fmnR5Fp014U It’s a good summary of the first month from Patient Zero (5th of March) to the first few days of April when we were already in lockdown; watch it. Watching this, seeing and being reminded of how others live during this tough time, I feel a little guilty for the spoiled brat moment I…… Continue reading A Different Month
Or should it have been “Wow, weird, oh!”? In 1988-89 school year in Naga College Foundation, I entered the play-writing competition with a play entitled, “Wow, weird-o”. I remember using the hyphen. Back then, I didn’t think “weirdo” was a proper English word. I was in my senior year in high school. I did not…… Continue reading Wow, weird-o!
Often in the past I reveledIn the merriment of peopleIn a world filled with colorsBuzzing with cheers, laughter, chattersAnd I feared only what I could or might seeAround me, not too far ahead of meTill the year, the decade, as we know itBade farewell and the new is ushered inNow I dread the unseen, invisible…… Continue reading Unseen
On Asians’ Essential Hypertension… “Why that much meds and vits?” I am asked. My answer is something like this: “It’s old age. Oh, and that Asian genetic make up that renders us prone to hypertension. It’s so normal and expected, my doctor said, that it is called essential hypertension. This essential hypertension is quite dangerous…… Continue reading Finding the funny
“The new, albeit temporary, normal,” I wrote.I am hopeful. I believe this is temporary. There will be a permanent “new normal” where we will find ourselves on the other side of Covid-19. It’s not what we have now, but it might have some aspects of this new-but-temporary normal, integrated to the old normal. Part of…… Continue reading Temporary
I know surreal is simply another word for strange, or weird, or strange. Yet, my usual words don’t work for this current unusual world. I am left only with surreal. Work is the same; only the location has changed. Home life is different, not only because we cannot leave the house except for essentials–and even…… Continue reading Surreal