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Crappy Birthday to Me by Dr. Mariclare F. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc I'll be honest, it's been very hard to celebrate today. Today began in a particularly craptastic fashion, what with flunking a practical driving test after I took leave espe ... Read on »
When It Rains... by Dr. Mariclare F. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc I seem to have lost Girl Power Claire somewhere along the way about six months ago, and I've been struggling to find her ever since. To be fair, I have had quite a lot to ... Read on »
Beddy-bye Baby Dreams by Dr. Mariclare F. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Just last year, heady with my new-found financial independence and single-woman empowerment, I boldly declared that if by the time I turned 35 I had still not found a ... Read on »
How the Heck Did I Get Back Here? by Dr. Mariclare F. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc It's been more than two years since I decided to get off the medical training rat race for the sake of my own sanity. So what the hell have I done by hurtling myself b ... Read on »
One Third by Dr. Mariclare F. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc I look back on the decade that is just about to pass and have found that my life these past ten years has been defined by one major thing: Medicine. Considering that 10 ... Read on »
Studying Out by Dr. Mariclare F. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc I have recently discovered the joy of literally studying out. I have the really bad habit of needing to be outside the house to be able to get some decent studying do ... Read on »
My Yellow Ribbon for Cory by Dr. Mariclare F. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc I'm breaking my silence to tie a virtual yellow ribbon for former President and heroine, Corazon C. Aquino. I wasn't even in first grade when Ninoy died; was just bar ... Read on »
The More Things Change by Dr. Mariclare F. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Oh. Just in case you guys missed it... yes, I'm back home for my first visit in over a year. And, yes, despite my current infatuation with the city I've been living in for t ... Read on »
Lunacy by Dr. Mariclare F. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Manila Traffic photo by tadzima There is no other word to appropriately describe Manila traffic. I'm going be the annoying, complaining, stereotypical Pinoy ex-pat jus ... Read on »
An Exercise in Futility by Dr. Mariclare F. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Must buckle down. Must your get ass in gear. Must find some direction. Maybe later. Not getting any younger. Life's not getting any easier. The world is passing you by ... Read on »
Wanderlust by Dr. Mariclare F. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc My year here has gone by with astonishing speed. I've made no secret of the fact that the time I've spent here has been nothing short of idyllic. Despite working a ... Read on »
Realizations by Dr. Mariclare F. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Part of the Bibbulmun Track going through Pemberton's karri forest, Pemberton WA. Taken with my Nikon D40. I got this off a Facebook tag that one of my friends co ... Read on »
I Don't Feel Like Dancing... by Dr. Mariclare F. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc For most of this year, I've felt positive, energized, and empowered. Today just hasn't been one of those days. I should be thankful that my city by the water has m ... Read on »
Blogthings 2 by Dr. Mariclare F. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc You Should Date An Australian! You're a down to earth, outdoorsy kind of girl And you need a guy who can keep up with your adventures A rugged Austral ... Read on »
Dreams in the Dusk by Dr. Mariclare F. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Dreams in the dusk, Only dreams closing the day And with the day’s close going back To the gray things, the dark things, The far, deep things of dreamland ... Read on »
Somewhere to Go on a Day Off by Dr. Mariclare F. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc It's true, almost all malls here close at 5pm except on late night trading days and aren't even open on Sundays. If you don't like the scene at your local pub, you have to dri ... Read on »
Solitude by Dr. Mariclare F. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Therefore, dear friend, embrace your solitude and love it. Endure the pain it causes and try to sing out with it. For those near to you are distant, you say. That ... Read on »
Living in my Now by Dr. Mariclare F. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc with my race buddy, Adam I did it! Number 824 finished her 10 kilometer run in one hour, nine minutes and change, and hardly winded at the finish line. Who'd have thought ... Read on »
100 Truths About Me by Dr. Mariclare F. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc I know I shouldn't indulge my emotional exhibitionism more than I already am, but these tags are just so hard to resist sometimes! Marj , knowing my Achilles' Heel and ... Read on »
Uh Oh by Dr. Mariclare F. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Look what came in the mail today. I can't believe I've actually signed up for my first ever organized run. And, what's more, committed to doing a distance I've never ... Read on »