Sunday, October 31, 2010

2010 CIM Research Paper Contest

In connection with the Cebu Institute of Medicine's annual Founder's Day Celebration every month of December, CIM invites CIM Students and Alumni to participate in the 2010 Research Paper Contest which has an Undergraduate and Postgraduate Category as well as a Case Poster Presentation.

For details, contact the Dean's office at telephone number 254-3385.

Deadline of submission is November 15, 2010.

Monday, October 25, 2010

The Best Liempo in Cebu City

Doctors are always on the lookout for great tasting food and that includes grilled pork belly or "liempo". (Just don't eat these types of food on a daily basis.)

Different kinds of "liempohan" stalls selling grilled pork belly have been sprouting everywhere in Cebu City in recent times.

There's franchise A, K, M and the local grilled chicken "lechon manok" stalls which also sell grilled pork belly. But nothing compares to "Balamban Liempo" with branches in Talamban and the nearest that I know of -- near Capitol and NBI.

Before, the best for me was the pork belly grilled by stall K but once I tasted Balamban Liempo, I immediately concluded that the latter was the best in town.

"Tastier than Lechon" is the stores slogan and what makes it indeed tasty is its blend of spices including "tanglad" which is visble in its meat.

From the smell alone, you can be sure it's tasty. Let me repeat though, don't eat this on a daily basis.

Compared to its competitors, it does not appear as very oily and fatty. The meat is soft. The skin, just enough crunch.

The price is much expensive than the other brands. One order is currently P175 compared to the others' P140-P150. But the serving is bigger and worth the price.

The branch particularly located between the Provincial Capitol Building and NBI office does not serve only "liempo" as seen from the menu below.

We tried their "pochero" and considering the price, it is okay.

I therefore recommend this. Just make sure you have your cholesterol in check.

Monday, October 11, 2010

It's the male flight attendants turn to dance

In my Even with PKD, Life Goes On blog site, I have written about the dancing female flight attendants of the Cebu Pacific Air.

Cebu Pacific is at it again.

This time, it's the male flight attendants' turn to dance the flight safety procedures  Youtube has been filled with videos of these dancing flight attendants along with comments both for and against.

I don't know what really is the truth for I have not taken a Cebu Pacific flight recently but some claimed that before these "dance numbers", the regular demonstration of the flight safety procedures is being done.

But others are not entertained, particularly the flight attendants of other airlines as well as other passengers. They believe that the credibility of the flight attendants especially in times of emergencies as well as the respect may be diminished because of this.

You judge for yourself. Below is the video of the Cebu Pacific male flight attendants.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Transport-related Problem? NMEDA can help

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