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Philippine Orthopedic Center


I had my medical check up last August 26,2011. The doctor called me up to inform me that I have scoliosis and asked me if I am aware of it, I said no. I was never aware of it because I have never been hospitalized or undergone any major medical check up or x-ray examination. The doctor advised me to visit the Philippine Orthopedic Center which specializes musculoskeletal disorder and related conditions.

Philippine Orthopedic Center (POC) is located at Maria Clara Cor. Banawe St., Santa Mesa Heights, Quezon City. If you’re going there from the south/Alabang, I suggest you take the train (PNR) and get off at Espana (espanya) station, from there, take a jeep going to Banawe Ave./Project 8/Project 6 and tell the driver to drop you off at Banawe Ave. Then take the MMDA overpass to cross the other street (landmark: Mcdo) From there, take a jeep going to retiro/e.rodriguez and just inform the driver to drop you off at the Orthopedic Center.

POC offers free medical check ups and other services. Membership require patients to pay 30pesos to have a blue card which contains your personal information and the designated/assigned room and doctor for you depending on your illness. The queuing  in registering new members are usually long so you have to be early to avoid long hours of waiting.

I was assigned in room 2 which handles spine problems. The doctor asked me several questions about my scoliosis and asked what is the degree of curve in my spine but since I don’t have the x-ray result with me and I still don’t know the degree of my curve, he gave me a slip to take an x-ray examination and bring back the result to him. The x-ray is not free, I paid 800 pesos for it which is actually cheaper than the usual considering that I had two x-rays (Front and Side). I had to wait more than 4 hours just to have an x-ray examination because of the long lines and emergency cases. The result is that I have a 24 degrees curve which is a mild case of scoliosis and since I’ve reached adult age, there is just a small chance of  increase curvature of the spine.

The doctors there are really professional and they will treat you accordingly so no need to be afraid. I just want to share with you guys my experience in Philippine Orthopedic Center.. 🙂


Taking care of your nails


* I decided to make random posts in this blog more often just to make it updated and active. 🙂

Filipinos have this bad habit of  nail biting whenever in face of boredom or when we feel anxious about something. It is very common habit of humans. Nails are actually more fragile than skin so we must know how to take care of it. Here are some tips that I think will help you in taking care of your nails. The following Do’s and Dont’s are based on my own knowledge and experience. If you have any corrections or other advice don’t hesitate to comment it here. 🙂


  1. File your nails whenever needed.
  2. Use a sharp nail cutter in cutting it.
  3. Wash your hands including your nails.
  4. Only use a nail polish that is in good condition.
  5. Remove the nail polish gently with a cotton.
  6. Only get a nail art in a trusted salon or manicurist.
  7. Soak your nails in lemon juice to make it healthy and clean.
  8. Soak your nails in vinegar before adding your nail polish to make it last longer.
  9. File nails starting from its sides to the center.

Got this image from Google


  1. Use a scissor or blade in cutting your nails.
  2. Bite it.
  3. Use it to scratch something hard.
  4. Leave it dirty.
  5. Keep it too long.
  6. Over use acetone or nail polish remover in your nails.
  7. File your nails back and forth.

Marriage Fitness


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Here in the Philippines, marriage is a sacred bond.
As Christians we strongly believe in marriage obligations and responsibilities.
Implementing Divorce is one of the biggest issues between our government and our church.
Family is the foundation of every home. And it is a must to save it from destruction.
Though we must admit that many of us Filipinos encounter failed marriage and relationship.
Not realizing the affect on our children.

Saving relationship is hard, especially if trust is involve.

There’s a lot of reason why marriage fails like arguments, womanizing, hatred, misunderstandings, boredom, poor communication and etc. are some of them. Couples should have and live a healthy life style and seek professional advice in case of relationship instability.

I found this interesting video about a site that will give each one of us tips and advices in saving marriage from getting worst.
The owner of this site is a famous and well known in terms of saving ones relationship.
Mort Fertel.
He gives free marriage advices that would surely save you from the expenses of having a divorce.
When I saw this video, I feel secured and safe. I don’t know the reason.
But Mort Fertels’ voice gives me the assurance that he can really help in giving life to a lifeless marriage.
His voice is like a therapy for a broken heart.

Note: Mort Fertels’ program is not marriage counseling at all.. but Marriage Fitness.