Health

Isolation Diaries #12: Freedom … sorta

Since Esther isn't home, the resident isolationists had the run of the house. This meant we were able to step out of our nooks and enter the main chamber of the cave that's called...

Isolation Diaries #11: Mr. Swab eh!

I FINALLY got a schedule for my RT-PCR Test. Monday is D-Day (or should I say S-Day?). That's 10 days after my first symptoms. The weird thing is: I submitted the for both Kimi and...

Isolation Diaries #10: Traction

It seems that my appeal to be heard was heard but I didn't quite get the results I needed. Well, you see, ayuda arrived in the form of meds, food, and face masks from...

Isolation Diaries #9: Waiting for the Swab is like waiting for Godot

While I know that the LGU is dealing with a surge, my efforts to get a swab since Sunday have been frustrating. I hope Pasig City Public Information Office will have an answer soon....

Isolation Diaries #8: Bintanaserye Crossover

Is it really a good morning when you wake up to the loud argument going on next door? She's been at it for more than an hour, berating someone on the phone. As always,...

Isolation Diaries #7: A New Beauty Regimen

Quite a few friends raved about "suob" (steam inhalation). And for good reason-- the practice does clear up air passages. Following their instructions, I had my daughter do that, and I did it too. There...

Isolation Diaries #6: The Voice Within

The resident incapacitated tandem is now bonafide members of the new contemplative order of Omicron. Our vocal cords are currently malfunctioning. So I guess it is a good thing that technology affords us to...

Isolation Diaries #5: Oh, shoot!

Since Kimi's throat started to itch this morning, I anticipated the progression to fever. So I gave her my contactless thermometer (that looks like a gun) to sterilize and to use for self-monitoring. Right before...

Isolation Diaries #4: Not the positivity I’d like

Yup, a home test kit said I'm positive. Now, before you say I shouldn't have spent on that, let me just reiterate that I am still waiting for the Pasig City Public Information Office...

Isolation Diaries #3: Dreamscapes

I had another dream last night and it woke me up with palpitations. We were playing a game. In it, one has to make a list of answers to a category. At the end of...