Saturday, June 25, 2011

Bless the Brothers

I don't like going to the doctor because most doctors don't meet patients on an appointment basis. One has to make pila ... in person. The wait is much too long. A three hour wait for a five-minute consultation is just silly. 

I only make pila for my boys, because I don't compromise their health. Thank goodness for Mayette, the pediatrician's assistant, who when I call her advice us the best time to go. But even during the best time, the wait is still at least an hour.

I've always said that there should be a parlor inside Davao Doctors Hospital where one can go to while waiting for their turn with the doctor. I even went as far as suggesting that nail technicians (manicurista) be allowed to do "clinic-service", parang home service pero sa waiting room ng doctor's clinic, so one can get their nails done while waiting for their turn. 

Last summer, I had routine annual labwork done at Alexian Brothers Health and Wellness Center at Matina, Davao City. Lo and behold !

The Directory
At the Bottom ... Save the Best for Last
It's not a parlor but a spa is just as good.
You can't get your hair done but you can get a massage.
 Manicure and Pedicure ! Hoorah !
 I was not able to check out the actual spa because I was there at 7am. Di pa bukas. Hopefully, they open a branch at Davao Doctors Hospital. All my doctors, who I all adore,  hold their clinics there. But this made me think twice about my loyalty to my doctors, ha. 

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Scary Chicken

    I love chicken. I can eat it everyday. One of my favorites is Chooks - to - Go, especially the Sweet Roast.

With Lea Salonga as endorser, I swear to get my chicken only from Bounty Fresh. 

Bounty Fresh chicken is halal-certified

"The Islamic Da’wah Council of the Philippines (IDCP) has issued Halal accreditation to the 3J Dressing Plant facility in San Pablo, Laguna which serves and supplies dressed chicken for the areas of Laguna, Batangas, Cavite and Rizal; the Alzona Poultry Processing Plant in General Santos; and the Red Rooster Dressing Plant in Davao which both serve and supply dressed chicken in the Mindanao area. With this accreditation, you can be sure your dressed chicken and Chooks To Go roasted chicken in these areas are Halal certified."

But this Bountry Fresh product is one scary chicken. Takot ako !

I don't like seeing my dressed chicken with head and feet. It's scary.
They have this huge billboard that I pass by on my way home and
I just could not look at the chicken's face.

Ayokong nag-aa-eye-to-eye kami ng pagkain ko.

This is actually a photo of a Peking Duck from

How they kill the fowl with the head remaining attached to the neck,
I really don't want to know.