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A Brush With Death? – The Tikling Accident of Jan. 12, 2012

I actually almost had close brush with death a few weeks ago…

A lot of my friends that I have told this to said that there’s nothing to be scared of, but I beg to differ. Had I not decided well, that would have been the end of this blog. ~_~

The morning of January 12, on my way to work, I decided that I was going to leave early from my office to head for a local Health insurance company, so that I can fix my account with them and add my mother as a beneficiary to my account. I was supposed to leave around 11 am, so that I can take my lunch at a nearby mall.

But when I got to the office, I decided to call off my travel for the time being, and focus on my work for the moment. A few moments later, there was havoc in the office.

It turns out that a dump truck, coming from uphill on the road near our office, lost it’s breaks, and headed towards the intersection where I normally wait for jeepneys with jeep parts from xtremeterrain.com when I travel home… or to the Health Insurance office.

That same corner where the child came out of, is the very same corner where I normally wait for a ride.

According to the reports, 5 people were killed, and 13 were wounded. Of the 5, one of them was an elementary student, who was seen as in the footage crossing the road before the truck plowed him through. And also according to the reports, these kind of accidents happen a lot.

It is a very scary thing to think about. A lot of people were shocked, but very few of them were scared at the fact that this truck plowed through our office’s neighborhood. There were five of us who were thinking of leaving the office early, and we were all glad that we didn’t. If we continued our travel, we would’ve seen this accident… or worse yet, we would’ve been in the accident. We were happy that our decisions kept us alive.

We were also sad about the victims. One of the children that were killed in this accident happened to be a student at one of our offices’schools. I extend our condolences to the child’s family, as well as the family of the others that have perished in this horrible accidents.

Anyway, this only goes to show that although some things can be avoided, nobody can really tell what will happen in our lives. I am a little glad that I didn’t go through with my travel, but I’m still very sad about the victims. This kind of accident happens here almost every year, and I am appalled that the local government is still not doing anything to stop this. How long will they let this happen? How many lives are they willing to risk while they make their decision? I don’t know the answer to these questions, but I sure hope that they do something quick. It’s scary to think that others could fall victim to these kind of accidents here. >_<

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Picture Taking Safety

If one of these guys fell, it would’ve been an utter “fail”… it’s going to spread through hostgator websites and become a viral video. ~_~

Anyway, in case you are wondering, the guy in the dark blue shirt who is about to plunge to his death (if this had been a total fail), is my blogging/photography guru, raredog. And yes, it seems he is opting for posing for vanity rather than for safety. ~_~

People, people… I know posing for pictures is fun, but if you’re going to do it in dangerous places, please don’t do it. This might seem like it’s going to be great in pictures, but if it fails and you end up getting into the ambulance after it, I’d say don’t bother. Always remember, “safety first”.

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The Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami

Oh geeze, after looking at this footage, it really DOES feel like the world is coming to an end. T_T

Huwaaaa… kuwaii, kuwaii. T_T

An earthquake recently hit Japan, reaching a 8.9 on the Richter scale, followed immediately an hour later by this massive tsunami that wrecked down houses, cars and infrastructure…

So many people gone… over a thousand dead, from what I last heard in the news. It’s been a while since I’ve heard of this sort of catastrophe in Japan, but, damn, this is just so extreme. ~_~

But I guess it is unavoidable. Unlike the flood effects of Hurricane Ketsana (aka Ondoy) here in the Philippines, you can’t blame this sort of thing to the dams releasing water or the trash overflowing in the water systems. This is just plain nature’s fury, and the earth’s pechant for ever changing landscapes.

But still, this is really scary… I pray of all of the people in Japan (and any other country that is affected by the quake, and of the tsunami). T_T

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Urban Ninjas!

I am SOOOOOO envious of these guys, but I get the feeling that I’d have to take fat burners justso  I can get their physique. XD

They’re called “urban ninjas”, basically they’re like ninjas… only they jump around urban areas. Which is pretty cool. If I had this kind of skill, I’d be jumping around the mall when I’m doing my shopping or freak out my cousins… hahaha.

I wonder what kind of training they do? Of course they’d have to learn gymnastics, maybe a little bit of ninjutsu as well. But then again, there are some people who could learn these types of moves just by practicing, although I get the feeling they’d experience more bumps and bruises and accidents than those who did training. XD

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HEADACHES!!!

Man, maybe I should get, like, Blue Advantage insurance. I feel like something is wrong with my head… and it has nothing to do with psychologically issues either.

Or maybe it does. O_o

Anyway, my head has been hurting like CRAZY for the past 3 days. Don’t know what it is though. I’m thinking that with all the problems and issues I have (both personal and emotional), maybe my issues have taken like a physical manifestation of pain. I don’t know. I’m hoping to get it checked soon…

Well, this is nice. I have so many things wrong about me that I need checking up on. Maybe I need a doctor AND a psychologist. XD

Or maybe my excessive laughter just makes my brain hurt too much. XD

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Of Hospitals (supposedly entered June 13, 2009)

Well, here we go again.

My mom is in the hospital again, and we have to watch over her. It’s nothing serious this time (I think), she’s just been really dizzy. The doctor said that her dizzy spells could be “multi-factorial”, meaning it could be caused by the various ailments that were afflicting her body right now. But as I could see now, she’s doing rather fine. She’s laughing at my father’s text messages right now and her dizziness seems to have lessened. My mom blames it on the MSG-filled-deep-fried-chicken she ate a few days ago, since the doctors can’t really find anything wrong with her neurologically.

I’m staying with her this weekend at the hospital my sister works at, which is very expensive, but they’re really great with patient care. Watching the nurses and the doctors here made me realize a lot of things… some of them good, some of them bad.

First of all, the nurses and doctors here are very caring, which kind of made me wonder if only private hospitals have these kinds of medical staff. Actually, I don’t really think so. I can still remember this one dumb nurse who tried to get blood from my mom’s arm, but ended up not hitting a vein, and causing my mom to be in so much pain. Then there was another time when I had an appendectomy and this orderly came in and told me to stand from my bed so he can change the sheets just 5 hours after my operation. They both worked in private hospitals… though I will not mention which ones. I guess it just depends on what type of nurse they were able to hire.

But still, I kind of wish that the patient care here in this hospital would be the same in any other hospital, you know. Not just private hospitals should have staffs that really care, but public hospitals should have them too. Particularly public hospitals, since a lot of people who can’t afford private hospitals come to the public ones for their health care. But sometimes I noticed that public hospitals right now have turned into, like, chaotic training grounds for student nurses. As harsh as it may seem, I have never had any good memories when I happen to visit public hospitals. Student nurses have run amok, their teachers sometimes not giving them proper instructions, some of them not even caring at all for the patient, the employees caring more about the paper work than the patient’s health (some patients dying because nobody can fill out forms), or something like that. It’s almost like they’re just in that hospital for the sake of getting a grade or passing an exam or getting paid or something.

I’m not saying all ALL hospitals are like these. I’m just saying that if you are one of these hospitals who care more about earning money than tending to the sick, then maybe you should reconsider your methods. Or if you are one of these student nurses who go to Job Trainings or Practicums in public hospitals just to get a grade, I suggest that you shift your course immediately. The Medical profession is one of the most honorable professions ever, and if you enter it for the sake of earning money or going abroad, then maybe you’re not fit to be in the profession.

I’m actually pretty happy with the hospital where my sister is working. She’s a really caring person (she cried when one of her patients died), so the hospital is really lucky to find an employee like her. I just wish that some hospitals would be as fortunate.

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Of Hospitals (supposedly entered June 13, 2009)

Well, here we go again.

My mom is in the hospital again, and we have to watch over her. It’s nothing serious this time (I think), she’s just been really dizzy. The doctor said that her dizzy spells could be “multi-factorial”, meaning it could be caused by the various ailments that were afflicting her body right now. But as I could see now, she’s doing rather fine. She’s laughing at my father’s text messages right now and her dizziness seems to have lessened. My mom blames it on the MSG-filled-deep-fried-chicken she ate a few days ago, since the doctors can’t really find anything wrong with her neurologically.

I’m staying with her this weekend at the hospital my sister works at, which is very expensive, but they’re really great with patient care. Watching the nurses and the doctors here made me realize a lot of things… some of them good, some of them bad.

First of all, the nurses and doctors here are very caring, which kind of made me wonder if only private hospitals have these kinds of medical staff. Actually, I don’t really think so. I can still remember this one dumb nurse who tried to get blood from my mom’s arm, but ended up not hitting a vein, and causing my mom to be in so much pain. Then there was another time when I had an appendectomy and this orderly came in and told me to stand from my bed so he can change the sheets just 5 hours after my operation. They both worked in private hospitals… though I will not mention which ones. I guess it just depends on what type of nurse they were able to hire.

But still, I kind of wish that the patient care here in this hospital would be the same in any other hospital, you know. Not just private hospitals should have staffs that really care, but public hospitals should have them too. Particularly public hospitals, since a lot of people who can’t afford private hospitals come to the public ones for their health care. But sometimes I noticed that public hospitals right now have turned into, like, chaotic training grounds for student nurses. As harsh as it may seem, I have never had any good memories when I happen to visit public hospitals. Student nurses have run amok, their teachers sometimes not giving them proper instructions, some of them not even caring at all for the patient, the employees caring more about the paper work than the patient’s health (some patients dying because nobody can fill out forms), or something like that. It’s almost like they’re just in that hospital for the sake of getting a grade or passing an exam or getting paid or something.

I’m not saying all ALL hospitals are like these. I’m just saying that if you are one of these hospitals who care more about earning money than tending to the sick, then maybe you should reconsider your methods. Or if you are one of these student nurses who go to Job Trainings or Practicums in public hospitals just to get a grade, I suggest that you shift your course immediately. The Medical profession is one of the most honorable professions ever, and if you enter it for the sake of earning money or going abroad, then maybe you’re not fit to be in the profession.

I’m actually pretty happy with the hospital where my sister is working. She’s a really caring person (she cried when one of her patients died), so the hospital is really lucky to find an employee like her. I just wish that some hospitals would be as fortunate.

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