Must be fate then. Read on.

The allergens have found me!

| May 7, 2015

I had always counted myself lucky for not being allergic to anything. (Let’s not count dust because come on, wouldn’t anyone sneeze when it’s dusty?) Come springtime last year, I remember briefly getting worried that my status as an allergy-free person might be challenged by the sudden onslaught of greenery but when absolutely no symptoms [...]

Weekly Gratefulness List (February 19 to 25, 2012)

| March 3, 2012

-Got to do some Chinese studying at the Shanghai Library -Yoga! -Dinner with Victoria @ CaliBurger

“Chuan Buei”

| January 14, 2012

The good news is that Gordie found me Chuan Buei for my cough. I described it to him and it turns out that he also used to take it when he was young. Maybe Chinese families everywhere in the world keep a bottle of it in their medicine cabinets…. Bad news is I infected him [...]

Self-Diagnosis: Stomach Flu

| November 3, 2011

When I woke up with a very unhappy tummy, I knew something was wrong. My tummy is rarely this unhappy. I did what any self-respecting child of the 80′s with Internet access would have done: google my symptoms. It turns out I might have gastroenteritis, aka stomach flu. At least I now have a name [...]

My Cold Meds

| September 21, 2011

I finally got myself some cold meds, upon the insistence of everyone who knew I was sick. My strategy was basically to wait it out and sleep a lot but my head and joints have been aching so bad that I had to give in. Getting sick is always the pits but it’s doubly shitty [...]

I have been feasted on…

| July 18, 2011

…by mosquitoes from hell.

My Back

| April 14, 2011

About a month ago, we discovered that I have an assymetrical back.

Painful Monday

| January 12, 2011

I will be in a lot of pain for about an hour on Monday, January 17. It scares me. For about a week now, I’ve been experiencing a mild numbness on my left foot, possibly extending up to my leg (“possibly” because I’m not so sure if I am only being paranoid). You might remember [...]

Brown or Black?

| September 4, 2010

Facts: 1. I have lots and lots and lots of shoes. 2. I have run out of space to store these shoes. 3. There is a stall downstairs selling flat shoes for P250 a pair. 4. I have been suffering from hormonal mood swings the past few days. In fact, I have been feeling ugly [...]

Sick *sniffles

| December 1, 2009

And I was so looking forward to the long weekend. I was going home to Valenzuela, play with my nieces, catch up on sleep, read a bit, work on the novel for one whole day when I got back. I had it all planned. Instead I had been reduced to sniffles. And aching joints and [...]