Wednesday, June 14, 2017


Praise be to God for the wonderful time in Bohol with my IM family. Finally, after two years, we've managed to book cheap plane tickets to the Visayas. Lots of laughter, reminiscing, and planning for the future happened; lots of eating and swimming and basking under the sun, too. This is our last year as residents in Internal Medicine, and this trip was part of making the most out of it.


Half of us spent the day lounging at the resort-hotel. Bellevue was reasonably priced and offered great amenities. The danggit was exceptionally tasty, especially when dipped in ulcer-inducing vinegar.


I spent the afternoon napping, waiting for the sun to set.


When I woke up, it was still low tide, but my friends were high-spirited.


Meanwhile, I asked Carlos to try on Racquel's cat's eye frames which, like his Ray Ban, fit him perfectly.


I played with Mohan, David and Michelle's only child (thus far), who has been with us during our outings in the past. He has learned to love in the sea, a stark contrast to when he would erupt in tears at the sight of the pool.


I bonded with the Mondragons, a beautiful family. This was the longest time I had spent with Alessandra ("Alessa" to most, but will always be "Monay" to Uncle Lance). What a sociable, playful, crowd-loving, and behaved child Monay was. Her disposition was happy, something she must've gotten from Sir Alric. No offense, Kayrn.


Lots of photos are floating around social media, but this is one of my favorites, taken by Rich King (his real name) at Virgin Islands during high tide, featuring Ulysses' sculpted body (and for good reason), and Roger and I munching coconut meat in the background with such gusto!


Many thanks to Roland Angeles and the team for organizing this most memorable trip.

Our past batch outings:



Blogger Unknown said...

Doc, does acidic food induce ulcer?!!

Wed Jun 14, 06:47:00 PM GMT+8  
Blogger Lance said...

No, not really. We've learned from studies that ulcers are mostly due to an infection caused by Helicobacter pylori, or chronic use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).

Sat Jun 17, 04:41:00 AM GMT+8  

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