The Voyage of An Eye Doctor in a Third World Country

Mandaue Host Lion's Club will be having a FREE CATARACT SCREENING on the following dates:

1. January 27, 2008, Garing Baranggay Hall 9 am - 12 pm only, naay pakapin nga Diabetes Screening
2. February 3, 2008, Nangka Baranggay Hall 9 am - 12 pm only, naa ghapoy pakapin nga Diabetes Screening

Qualified patients will be scheduled for operation free of charge after submission of laboratory requirements.

The Little Army

Once a upon a time, there was a little boy named Army. He has no father and mother. He is an only child. When their house was destroyed by a large tornado, he was sleeping. His father brought him to a tree. When he woke up, his parents were lost and was declared dead.

Ten years ago, he was 29 years old, he join the Navy. He fought the American Army for his country. Army was afraid. He missed his parents.

A year ago, he was lucky because he did not die and his five friends died. When they were riding a chopper, it crashed in the deep ocean. He swam for 4 days. He was getting lonely, he did not eat, he did not drink, in the afternoon, he died.

When he died, he saw his parents in heaven and they are happy because GOD is in there side.

from my 9 year old son, rommelrat's journal. in his own little way, expressing himself.

True Urban Legend

"Myiasis" is the medical term for a maggot (fly larva) infestation of a living body. In this case, the patient was a 5-year-old boy treated by U.S. Air Force surgeons in a rural area of the Republic of Honduras. "The respiratory pore of a late-stage larva of the human botfly (Dermatobia hominis) was located in the anterior orbit," says the article abstract. "The larva was gently removed under general anesthesia through a small incision in the conjunctiva." The patient was apparently none the worse for wear in the aftermath.

Of botflies and blowflies

It would appear that the article itself was not consulted when this email tale was composed. Neither "bad dust" nor excessive eye rubbing were cited as causes of the infestation in the 5-year-old patient. According to entomologists, the human botfly lays its eggs on the bodies of other insects (such as mosquitoes), which then transfer the eggs to animal or human hosts by direct contact. When a botfly egg hatches, the larva burrows into the host's skin head-first and begins feeding.

This nasty creature is found mainly in Central and South America, but there are other species of flies known to responsible for cases of myiasis in North America, mainly blowflies. According to an epidemiological study conducted in 2000, most instances of myiasis acquired in the United States are the result of blowflies laying their eggs in pre-existing wounds.

None of which is quite as terrifying as the claim that any one of us could end up with a worm in our eye simply by being exposed to too much dust, which helps explain why the true facts of the case aren't circulating with the photos. In folklore, the story's the thing - accuracy takes a back seat to emotional impact, or, as folklorist Jan Harold Brunvand succinctly puts it, "The truth never stands in the way of a good story."

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Mohunong ang taligsik, ig sugod sa uwan......

Sinulog '08, Pit Senyor!

Dili lagi ko mo lansar para pagka-Presidente. Nitan-aw lang ko Sinulog!

Smile dancers!

Pit Senyor! kang Dodong kani!

Senyor Sto. Nino!
Viva Senyor!

Bring my Menudo back....

Here's my menudo. i love you, robby! i love you , martin!

Voted as the worst song in yahoo, i dont care, my heart belongs to the 80's. where's my menudo?

in response to Gamaliel, the twisted rabble rouser.

i don't want myself to be a fodder for fertile minds with idle bodies.
i don't want any remoras to grow on me, feeding on my strength,
delighted with my misgivings.
i don't want to open my email and read some ugly insinuations from a
tainted source.
i don't want to be a part of someone's grand twisted design to assist
in making his day and to help that person practice his prose.

i simply don't need it.
and i'm zipping it.