This is an account of how I’m dealing with two eye problems, macular degeneration and cataracts, with the help of good doctors and technology.
This is an interview with the founder of a soup kitchen called Karinderia ni Mang Urot. Since the coronavirus lockdown he’s been delivering food to the homeless around Metro Manila.
Experience of being locked down in a Filipino subdivion because of Covid-19 and comparisons with other disasters she’s experienced.
A few months ago I interviewed a drug rehabilitation counselor on his experience with various facilities, including the traditional therapeutic community rehabs and those based on the 12 steps. (Link) This current interview with Rechi Christobal of the Family Wellness Center describes his work training counselors for the Department of Health and other organizations. It includes his thoughts on the drug war and a slide show of the latest official statistics. Thanks to Rechi for the photo and the Power Point. I do some work for the Department of Health as a resource person, specifically for training in addiction counseling …
This is a supplement to “A Trainer’s View”
The Taal volcano is on an island surround by a beautiful lake in Tagaytay, a tourist town in the Philippines. You might say it’s been both a blessing and a curse
An engineer talks about his job on the world’s largest oil platform project.
Engineer Mike Sanders talks about bridging the gap between the Filipino worker and modern technology. He proposes setting up shops to build prototypes.
Five years ago, before my friend Ivon came to Manila for a visit, he did a computer search for jazz spots in Manila. Tago Jazz Café was the only name that came up. After he arrived he went to check it out and came back very excited. “There are all these young guys—not the old guys you might associate with jazz—who are very talented,” he said. A few nights later we checked the place out together. I took some photos, and the next day I interviewed Nelson Gonzales, the owner, cook, manager, handyman and drummer whose life’s work …
An account of trying to find doctors for various ailments:, including macular degeneration, diverticulitis, sleep deprivation, osteoarthritis, and itchy scalp. And a bit on cultural differences.