Health is wealth

My parents and I took my sister to a neurologist today. She was complaining of chronic headache as well as a slight bump in her head. So far, the tests the doctor gave her showed that her motor and response skills were normal, but was advised to have a CT scan. We’ll get the results tomorrow.

On our way to the scan facility (it wasn’t at the clinic), we ran into some bloopers that had us all in good spirits the rest of the day. Hope my storytelling does it justice.

Security Guard: Magandang hapon po sir! San po kayo?
Papa: Sa I-Scan lang sir.
SG: Ano po pakay nyo dun sir?
Papa: (after a second, trying not to laugh) Magpapa-scan.
SG: Ah sige po. Me baril kayo?
Papa: Wala po.
SG: Sige sir, tuloy po kayo!

After driving around for a few minutes, we decided to ask for directions.

Papa: Excuse me, san dito yung I-Scan? Yung facility ng pag scan tulad ng CT, MRI?
Man in a scrub suit: (looks around the area) Ay, dati naka park lang sila dito. Wala na ngayon.
Papa: O sige, salamat po.

He then closes the window and we call start laughing uncontrollably. Finally we decided to ask the security near the ER for directions.

Mama: Miss, san po dito yung facility ng pag-scan? Yung I-Scan?
Lady Guard: (I’ll type how she said it) E-scan po or Eye-scan?
Mama: I-Scan.
LG: Ay di ko po alam.

It turns out that the place we were looking for is outside the compound. We didn’t mind the bit of a drive-around as it was good for a few laughs. In the end, it was a tricycle driver who told us how to get there.

Relief Operations
For those who are in Baguio, the University of the Philippines Baguio will be holding relief operations this Wednesday, October 14. Details can be viewed at the UPB website.

Also…

The University is coordinating relief efforts through the Human Resources Development Office (HRDO). Donations of relief goods may be centralized at the HRDO care of Director Maria Ana Diaz.

Cash Donations may be deposited to the UPCB Education Foundation Inc., with the following account details:

* Account Number: 0510-004420-030
* Bank: Development Bank of the Philippines
* Branch: Baguio

All donations whether cash or in kind will be properly acknowledged. Donations will be systematically documented and accounted for.

For inquiries: Please contact Prof. Maan Diaz at (074) 445-0785, or Remy Ramos, Chancellor’s Office, at (074) 442-3888.

Thanks.