Author: The Crazy Juann

CIM – Cebu Institute of Medicine

With my father, sister, and brother being doctors and graduates of this prestigious School of Medicine, there was an expectation for me to follow suit. Nevertheless, I am proud to say that they are graduates of one of the best medical schools in the Philippines and the best medical school in Cebu. Cebu Institute of Medicine or popularly known as CIM (although a lot of people refer to it as Velez as the founder is Dr. Jacinto Velez) is actually the no. 1 Med school in Cebu City. The doctors who graduate from here are recognized anywhere in the Philippines and are also internationally recognized. CIM is found at Ramos Street just beside the Cebu Velez Hospital. Already beyond its 50 years, most of the famous and skilled doctors are known to be graduate of this school. CIM is following the new style of education which is PBL or “Problem-based learning” which centers on the students’ self-learning development. The lectures of teachers are not the only source of learning and the students do small group discussion …

The Sudden Boracay Trip

“Johnn! Wake up! We’re going to Boracay!” My brother woke me up somewhere 8:30am in the morning and I was still feeling too lazy to get up. He already mentioned about it the day before but I thought it was rather peculiar that we would suddenly have tickets to Caticlan. I was really thinking my younger brother was gonna play a prank on me and so I decided to humor him. I got out of my bed, picked up my duffel bag and

Malabago Beach Resort in Asturias

One of the places my family usually goes to is the beach in Asturias Balamban: Malabago Beach Resort. The beach is just two hours ride from our place. You can pass by the Trancentral Highway to get there. The only public transportation that can get you there safely is the V-hire. I don’t recommend getting there on a huge Ceres Bus.

MINISO: Muji + Uniqlo + Daiso

While in Chang Sha, China, I had to opportunity to take an evening stroll in one of their famous shopping streets: 太平街 Tai Ping Street. There were many stores that lined this small street and this was very reminiscent of my high-school days when I went for China study tours and visited shopping streets much like this one. Uniqlo I came across a very brightly-lit store that first caught my attention and strongly reminded of what Uniqlo would look like. In fact the logo of the store felt similar to Uniqlo. With curiosity set, I head over to the store and check what they have to sell. Going in, I find out that they have a lot of interesting items which make for very good gifts or even useful stuff which you can buy for yourself. Among the items would be bluetooth speakers, pillows, earphones, lotions, and even baby products. Muji What I found interesting with the products sold is that it felt all very minimalist. There were no fancy designs and these felt like …

Lovebird Bird Log Day 51 onwards

Day 54, April 18, 2017 Tuesday I haven’t been sleeping in the house lately because I needed to stay in the city due to some family business concerns. So when I got home I took every opportunity I could to really clean up the cage so that Bonnie and Clyde will have a comfortable home even while I’m gone. Bugging Bonnie to leave the nest box I took a quick peek not really expecting much and then I started getting goosebumps….. AN EGG!! MY FIRST EGG EVER!! (okay technically Bonnie’s) And here I thought I could never breed anything aside from dogs! AVICULTURE 101: Once a month it would be good to wash with soap the bottom tray to avoid bacterial proliferation and growth. Also bird poop attracts  ants. Day 58, April 22, 2017 Saturday Finally back home and haven’t checked on the nest box for the past few days so I’m excited to see if Bonnie laid a few more eggs because I know they can lay but to 5 eggs. However you can …

Lovebird BIRD Log Day 46-50

Day 46, April 10, 2017 Monday I’m finally able to check on my birds properly! I didn’t want to wake them up last night so I checked on the nest box in this morning. Result? No eggs 🙁 Even if there were no eggs I’m just glad that the babysitter was able to keep them healthy, hydrated and happy. I can see that they definitely got busy with the nesting as it’s very clear with the dry strips of palm leaves or at least what’s left of them. The large container of Fertivit is nearly consumed so the water container is definitely good for one week. Day 47, April 11, 2017 Tuesday To encourage more nesting activities I have added more palm leaves into the cage. I also added some more Moringa more for feeding rather than nesting. I do hope I get some eggs very soon. Counting the days going by makes me feel like it’s taking so long for them to breed. Somehow I kinda want to quit logging daily. They really are …

Lovebird BIRD Log Day 41-45

Day 41, April 5, 2017 Wednesday The cold weather here in China made it impossible for me to see anyone keeping birds (save for that one shop that had a very cramped up small cage with a crested myna inside). I wonder how my birds are doing. The quick video view at night revealed that like most nights, Bonnie and Clyde spend it safely in the nest box. My fear of predators doing anything to them is much lesser because they are safely tucked inside. The video reveals a small ribbon tying the cage doors down, Ate Jel is smart and cautious for my dear lovebirds. I sleep assured. Day 42, April 6, 2017 Thursday This is the first time I got to get a good observation of my birds and I can’t help but ask the same question that I continue to ask since day 1: “Are there eggs?” I can only guess. I do see a lot of seed husks on the floor so I’ll guess that Bonnie and Clyde are getting a …

Lovebird BIRD Log Day 36-40

Day 36, March 31, 2017 Friday The sun is starting to shed  light across the outdoor and somehow my birds are now in foraging mode as they leave the nest box. Quite simply I just add a scoop of the bird mix into the food bowl and as soon as I leave they’re already feeding on it. I checked their cuttlebone and looks like I see a chunk chewed off! Is it possible that egg laying will be happening soon? I most certainly hope so.   Day 37, April 1, 2017 Saturday Today is going to be the firs bird show I have ever attended. Though I’m not too keen on competitive and selective breeding of birds to yield desired mutations but you gotta admire the knowledge and expertise in genetics to be able to gain certain outputs. Also present were some big birds like Cockatoos and Eclecti (which were up for raffle but I didn’t win). The Sulfur-crested cockatioo was extremely fond of being scratched, all the more makes me want to buy a …

Lovebird BIRD Log Day 31-35

Day 31, March 26, 2017 Sunday Okay, I didn’t get to log this yesterday but last Saturday I ALMOST made an impulse buy. If there is one way to stimulate your temptations, Facebook Videos is definitely the best way. After watching some videos of freeflighted cockatiels I head down to the online community and search up whatever available chick there was. Thankfully the responsible breeder told me to be patient and just consider purchase when I’m ready to commit and not when I have a 7 day trip out of the country coming up. AVICULTURE 101: Buy from a breeder and not just from a pet shop, and if you do buy from a pet shop make sure they have carefully considered their breeder suppliers. My temptation tamed, I’m only a week away from my out of the country trip. I need to make preparations.     Day 32, March 27, 2017 Monday   Biggest discovery of the week! Apparently we have the moringa plant at our backyard and all along I kept thinking I …