I WANT TO HELP OTHERS, DEVELOP MY SKILLS AND PROMOTE MY PLACE TO THE WORLD THROUGH ORTHOPEDICS, WRITING, TRAVEL and PHOTOGRAPHY
I’m an orthopedic surgeon for 7 years now and have been practicing medicine with keen interest on human stories. I teach orthopedics to residents and allied medical professionals. I write my thoughts on medicine and orthopedics in my medical blog, The Orthopedic Logbook.
As a writer, outdoorsman and amateur photographer, I blog about the outdoors at Hiker’s Itch, post some of my photos in Twelve Inches Behind while exploring places with my camera, backpack and anti-histamines.
I got tired of poverty one day and swore to strip out the phrase “I can’t” in my vocabulary. That day was my freedom day and have relished that attitude of perseverance and discipline eversince.
I’ve been to places, blended with the locals, heard their stories and photographed some. I wanted to travel some more and write about it in a book. I liked the idea of retiring someday in one laid back place with just my family, laptop, camera and an internet connection.
I am a cappuccino addict who loves to write until sleep catches up with me at night. Travel, photography and writing are my anti-toxicity therapy.
I have acrophobia or fear of the heights- literally and professionally, knowing that the higher you go up the mountain or in your profession, the greater is the pain when you fall. But, I have found ways not to be afraid.
Currently, I am employed as a chief of clinics in one hospital. I give lectures on orthopedics and medicine and sometimes about social media and photography.
I own four blogs- Orthopedic Logbook, Hiker’s Itch, Tacurong Online and Hacked Life and writes about my experiences there. My write ups have been featured and quoted on some popular sites but none has not made me rich or popular so far.
I am a nonconformist and an obsessive compulsive artisan . Most people say I demand perfection on almost everything, both for myself and everyone close to me. I’m sociable and is civil with any disagreement about anything. Of course, I hate politics.
I ‘m often seen around in casual clothes, ride my mountain bike to work whenever possible and prefer the comfort of less crowded places.