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I WANT TO HELP OTHERS, DEVELOP MY SKILLS AND PROMOTE MY PLACE TO THE WORLD THROUGH ORTHOPEDICS, WRITING, TRAVEL and PHOTOGRAPHY

The fascination with the outdoor life has always chilled me since childhood-one day, I’ll scale something worth bragging. I soon found out that outdoors is not about scaling peaks and bragging rights. It is about people, about the earth we live in and the pursuit to maintain our commune with nature.

I’m an orthopedic surgeon  and have been practicing medicine with keen interest on human stories. I teach orthopedics to residents and allied medical professionals. I write about medicine and orthopedics in my medical blog, The Orthopedic Logbook and in HealthXPh.net

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 after exploring places with my camera, backpack and anti-histamines.

I’ve been to number of places, blending with the locals, hear their stories and photographed some. I wanted to travel some more and write  a book. I’d liked to retire  in one laid back place with my family, laptop, camera and an internet connection.

I am a cappuccino addict who loves to write until sleep catches up at night. Travel, photography  and writing are my anti-toxicity therapy.

I have acrophobia or fear of the heights- literally and metaphorically, knowing that the higher you go up the mountain or in your profession, the greater is the pain when you fall. I have accepted this fear though.

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 Matters of Life and Tech. I’ve received some awards for my work in social media and photography 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. But, 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.

Follow me on facebook, Google+ and twitter. Some of my photos are on flickr.

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