Wake-up call

Fatima Ignacio Gimenez - @inquirerdotnet 01/30/2023

What lies ahead? Head trauma. A septuagenarian aunt of a friend was visiting from the United States and accidentally hit her head when she slipped in the bathroom. There was no loss of consciousness or visible contusions.…

Here’s the rub

Fatima Ignacio Gimenez - @inquirerdotnet 01/23/2023

“People make the world go round.” Listening intently and indulging in the serenity that keeps one company into the late night hours, I could not help but marvel at how this song, originally by The Stylistics in…

Precious

Fatima Ignacio Gimenez - @inquirerdotnet 01/16/2023

If you ask me what were the most memorable gifts I have ever received in practice, these come to mind: my first basket of ampalaya (bitter gourd), an ordinary ballpen, a P100 bill, a handwritten thank you…

Mother, mother, I am sick

Fatima Ignacio Gimenez - @inquirerdotnet 01/09/2023

First responder.” As a parent or caregiver have you ever thought of yourself as one? As you know your child best, you rely on your gut instinct if something is amiss. Though you may not qualify in…

Santa’s wish list

Fatima Ignacio Gimenez - @inquirerdotnet 12/19/2022

Headline read: “CDC encourages people to wear masks to help prevent spread of COVID, flu and RSV over the holidays.” Given that restrictions have been relaxed and gatherings and reunions are inevitable, it pays to heed this…

Gift-giving

Fatima Ignacio Gimenez - @inquirerdotnet 12/12/2022

Mother Hen” our very caring clerk from the nursery was asking my opinion. I struggled to comprehend, having just come from a grueling 24-hour duty and lacked sleep. Her child had been diagnosed with Kawasaki disease, a…

Youth-less

Fatima Ignacio Gimenez - @inquirerdotnet 10/24/2022

Excuse me?” That was coming from a friend who was completely horrified that the guard was leading her to the senior lane of the check-out counter. If a look could be lethal, the poor fellow would have…

Sweet ticks

Fatima Ignacio Gimenez - @inquirerdotnet 10/10/2022

The Philippine Statistics Authority in 2021 listed diabetes as the fourth leading cause of death behind ischemic heart disease which took first place, with cerebrovascular disease and neoplasms in second and third runner-up positions, respectively. In its preliminary report…

Generation app

Fatima Ignacio Gimenez - @inquirerdotnet 10/03/2022

You just don’t get it.” Spoken or unspoken by both the parent and the child, why do both parties experience constant choppy and dead spots? Are we both constantly out of range that our lines of communication…

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