by Earlie Doriman

My former colleague and a good friend Hilda tweeted me a rather tougher challenge – BEAT MYSELF.  I presume she was referring to my diet which I honestly find very difficult to put a proper lookout. You see my gouty arthritis according to my GP is primarily associated to the kinds of food that I eat, and I swear that when it comes to my meals, I am a super stubborn fellow who care less about what not to eat, and undervalued how my doctor scare me regarding the implications of an unhealthy eating habit.  Read the rest of this entry »

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by Earlie Doriman

Not a very sensible topic though. Ughh, but be mindful that the smallest thing on earth has something worthwhile to converse about, or perhaps a bigger story to tell.  Albert Einstein’s genius has declared about the remarkable concept of Relativity which to my mind does clasp the relative nature of size and its significance. If we are to get possessed with science, we all end up wearing white long beards with uncombed and uncut hair, plus reading glasses so thick to break. But, I don’t think the immense mind of Galileo would invest his time arguing about the chicken or egg paradox.  But you know what, some phony discussions make life brighter and free of pretence. Read the rest of this entry »

by Earlie Doriman

Our brain is undoubtedly the most powerful component of our body, but I do not mean there is anything less important. Every bit that makes up our anatomy is as significant as those which are very obvious like our eyes, or nose, or mouth. Here are some trivia about this most incredible creation in the universe.

(photo from google images)

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by Earlie Doriman

It was in the middle of 2005 when I learned from my doctor that I had a gouty arthritis. But before that I remembered one day when my right toe was so painful and swollen yet I never had any inkling if it was something more serious than just an ordinary sprain or an unprovoked injury. I did not bother to consult any medical practitioner but rather went to a neighbour who is a popular ‘hilot’ in our place and asked him to fix my sprain. Read the rest of this entry »

by Earlie Doriman

I was completely fuming at the news about a ‘special child’ who was offloaded from a Cebu Pacific plane because of a very discriminating reason.  How the F*!K the crew gulped down such a degrading act of hypocrisy.  A child who is already helpless to protect himself, feebled by his condition, is further humiliated by a bunch of heartless people.  It was an awfully preposterous gesture of the stewards and stewardesses of Cebu Pacific to do that, and such indifference do not only necessitate admonition but a serious legal action for compensation of the aggrieved and dismissal of the few cold blooded parasites. Read the rest of this entry »

by Earlie Doriman

Anywhere in the world, people of different colours and races or of religions and cultures, we are certainly weaved together by some common beliefs and practices as we welcome the New Year. The coming of 2010 is not an exception, and around the world, rituals and traditions are celebrated to greet the unfolding of the new daylight of the new date of the current century.

black cat is a sign of bad luck if it crosses your path (photo from google images)

With renewed hopes and dreams, leaving aside the life’s unworthy memories of the preceding term and bringing up the better things to commence the year of the metal tiger, we are also groping about what life is in store for us in the year ahead with more than just our zodiac and the fortune teller’s recycled predictions. Read the rest of this entry »

by Earlie Doriman

In my earlier post, I did mention about how distracting gouty arthritis is when it attacks.  Aside from the burning pain and torment, you would also feel distressed about its implication to your work and efficiency.  Out of desolation, you would end up prickly or impatient and ask why on earth you get this illness. Gouty arthritis is caused by elevated levels of uric acid in a blood, crystallizes and dumped particularly in joints and the tissues around them ready to turn red and swollen once triggered by an underlying cause. The recurrent of its attacks is what worries me much. But again blame me and my diet. In the first place, the urate crystals wouldn’t be staying around in my anatomy if I should have been very concern with my intakes.  No need to complain now indeed.

photo from yahoo images

So what really are the causes of gouty arthritis?The underlying cause of gout is what it medically termed as hyperuricemia which is by the way associated with personal diet, genetic, and excretion of urate. Read the rest of this entry »

by Earlie Doriman

It seemed like I’ve been away from my laptop for ages. No new articles for my treasured blogosphere, have not opened my facebook for the longest time, unable to do my usual routines, my email’s so loaded with endless messages, have failed to greet everyone a happy new year, literally I was feeling completely degraded in the past couple of weeks. The reason is simply agonizing – I’ve got a Gouty in my right hand.

photo courtesy of Yahoo images

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by  Earlie Doriman

Filipinos, where ever they may be in the world, celebrate Christmas the traditional way.  In spite of the heavy snow and more than 10cm of freezing white flakes on most of UK’s roads, the Rochdale Filipino Community (Manchester City) held its annual Christmas Party yesterday with lots of fun, prizes, and surprises.

Young Pinoys Dyan Tabor, Onil Bachoco, Noah Bachoco, and Friends enjoying the party

In attendance were Filipino families, British friends, and invited guests who did not only enjoy the food and games, but were also awed by the presentations rendered by both the young ones and ‘once youngs’. Read the rest of this entry »

By Earlie Doriman

To many of us Filipinos overseas, Christmas is one of those times which remind us that we are away from home, and that in some way could make the season incomplete.  I should say, there is no better merriment of the birth of Christ than the way we Filipinos do.  And now for three years in a row, I desperately miss Christmas in the Philippines. Read the rest of this entry »