Night out with my lunch buddies

FINALLY, we have proof that Casti Castillo is alive. Thanks to Carlo de Guzman who organized the meet up, I've reunited with some of my lunch pals during med school. How this group was formed is a mystery to me as well: perhaps it started one day in 2009 when, disinterested as we were in joining fraternities, we decided to eat lunch together, gathering at the BSLR Lobby to go to Chicken Charlie or Wham Burger at Robinsons. They were voracious eaters, fun to be with, and such great people that it did not take long for me to call them friends.

To CBC or not to CBC?
Lunch at Midtown Diner (ca. 2013), where Bon, Casti, and Brazy were discussing whether requesting a CBC was appropriate. We seemed to have all the time in the world then.

week 5, 2012: Lunch at Chicken Charlie, Adriatico Street, Manila
Stitched photo at Chicken Charlie, a small restaurant along Adriatico Street.

week 30 (mentoring)
Taken 2011 in front of the UP College of Medicine building. I was the shortest. 

Dinner was at Nihon Bashi Tei. Dessert and coffee was at Café Adriatico. All in all, a great night with Aljur Ferrolino, Carlo de Guzman, Casti Castillo, and Bon Buño.

Lunchmates meet up for dinner

Casti, the orthopedic surgeon.
Lunchmates meet up for dinner

Aljur and Carlo are training to be an ENT specialist and a radiation oncologist respectively.
Lunchmates meet up for dinner

Bon Buño is our future ophthalmologist; he promised to do yearly retinal detachment screening on me.

Lunchmates meet up for dinner

They all love what they do, and I'm mighty proud of them.

4 thoughts on “Night out with my lunch buddies”

  1. Not sure about whether there's a recommendation for retinal detachment screening for high myopes (mine is in the 500-600 range, not that bad), but my Ophtha friends have advised it. No loss of peripheral vision, thankfully—just blurring of vision when I take my spectacles off.

  2. When I still had a health card, one ophtha I visited recommended it (mine's the same as yours but also up to 275 astigmatism) but the other one who did the test said I should just avoid hard blows to the head (as if I wouldn't! haha). But I think it was because the first one misdiagnosed my grade and said it was 800-900 so I spent a lot on new glasses that didn't work for me--rather infuriating). Anyway, I take blurred vision w/o specs as the norm for us myopics. Or is your blurring different?

  3. Your astigmatism is rather high—ah, the lenses must be expensive! I can't see things from afar; i.e., an arm's length from my head. No floaters or flashes of light or anything of the sort, though. I get the ordinary lenses. When salesladies ask me if I want them lenses ultra thin or multicoated or transitional, I tell them, "Gusto ko ng makapal para maduling sila kapag tinitingnan ako."

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