Last night, after my husband and I stuffed ourselves with sushis, teriyaki, and udon, we finally decided to go home. At the lobby of our building, we saw this Pakistani vendor holding a cart full of fruits and vegetables struggling to balance the boxes so it won’t fall off. Here in UAE, if you’re too […]

I Left My Ears in my Pocket

I had another attack of deafness while endorsing a patient from ward to ICU and answering the Doctor’s questions. In between ambubagging while shifting the patient, my mind tried to focus on what the Doctor was asking. ICU Doctor: Does he have any “EXCRETIONS?’ Me: Excretions doctor? Secretions? Yes doctor, too much secretions in the […]

Pasta (English)-n. noodles/Pasta (Tagalog)- n. dental filling

My flatmate was cooking pasta and it looked yummy so I wasn’t able to prevent my thoughts from coming out. “It looks delicious,” I said. Then I realized I sounded like I’m asking for a taste and confirmed I did when she said, “I’ll let you try some.” “No,no! I didn’t mean it that way! […]

Memory Loss

A female patient, 8 weeks pregnant was admitted in our ward. Doctors in our hospital (I don’t know if all the doctors in UAE per se)  don’t write history of present illness. Even the diagnoses aren’t even diagnoses. Under the diagnosis, they just write the symptoms. So we received the patient wondering what happened and […]