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"We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect."
--Anaïs Nin

 

COVID-19: Case Fatality Rate Isn’t Enough

One of the ideas I hear being regurgitated by those who think that COVID-19 is a “scamdemic” or something similar is related to the Case...

Is “Natural Medicine” a Misnomer?

Official Definitions The World Health Organization has it’s official definitions for various types of non-conventional medicine systems. ...

Migraines: More than Just a Headache

For most people, a migraine is more or less just a fancy term for a severe recurring headache. As a practicing physician, I have seen...

What is “Maarte” in English?

Disclaimer: this is a republication of a blog entry I wrote in 2014 under a different (and retired) domain name and blog. It all started...

What Is “Makulit” in English?

Makulit in English Previously, I had written about how to translate the Filipino word “maarte” into English (link).  This time, let’s...

Chinese Culture vs Chinese Citizenship

At the urging of my friend, Oscar Tan, I have decided to pen my thoughts regarding recent brouhaha concerning Chinese-Filipinos. Let me...