How to tell if your patient will die
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I just visited my last grandmother in the hospital.
Like me, she didn’t eat vegetables and drank Coke until 2015. She is 93 years old.
Last March 4 at 4 AM, she went into cardiac arrest. It was a First Saturday.
No family was around to give consent, so the hospital staff automatically resuscitated her.
She is now brain dead.
As a devotee of Our Lady, I know she would have liked to have passed on a First Saturday, as I would too.
I’m glad I was able to hold her hand, kiss her head, and thank her.
It won’t be long now….

Many years ago I found this video which might be helpful to those watching over a loved one in the hospital.
I think it’s good to know when it’s time to call family and friends to come over and say goodbye.
I’m reposting this for my cousin Jay who is watching over Lola Liddy at the hospital.
This video will give you a clue if your patient is about to die.

Be very still
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Warren Buffet said, “The trick is, when there is nothing to do, do nothing.”
Today, I choose to do nothing. I have cancelled my appointments.
I have taken my shower and blowdried my hair because if I don’t, I will look like Medusa.
I’ll be in pajamas all day. I’ll be sitting in my office, waiting for my Lenten meal of ebi tempura and rice. A friend is coming to visit me.
Nurse Wanda will come tonight for my enema.
I will be very still today.

Because the Bible says, “The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to be silent.”
Therefore, I need not struggle today.

Please check out our Airbnb at St. Francis Condominium
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Reposting this for anyone who’s looking for a place to stay near Shangri-La Hotel, but cheaper!
We have a 38-square-meter studio at St. Francis Condominium at Shangri-La Place.


I personally designed the interiors with the help of Kellyn and Rex Gapuz.
When you enter, you’ll find the kitchenette which has small appliances—sorry no cooking because we want to avoid odors and critters.


Feel free to hang your clothes inside the closet.


This is the work area, with swivel chair from West Elm. We have free wifi and cable TV plus DVD player if you’re into that 🙂


The two single beds are separate to make the studio more spacious, but you can put them together if you want to sleep side by side.


This studio sleeps up to three people. The couch is long enough to fully recline on. Just request extra pillows and blanket 🙂


The bathroom—though tiny—is chuva-approved. Check out Philippe Starck x Duravit toilet.
We redid it three times until I was satisfied. Wish it were bigger though….


It was basically designed as a hotel room without the room service—but you can order McDo or pizza. What’s a hotel stay without CNN?


Oh, but the condo is attached to the Shangri-La Plaza, which has so many food choices.
We require a minimum stay of two nights. Please recommend to your friends and family.
To know more about listing and room rates, please click HERE.


Photos: Miguel Nacianceno

Repost: Got HBO? Oscar season starts January 24th!
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It’s Oscar season once again!
If you’re an HBO subscriber, you can watch the 89th Academy Awards direct from Hollywood, along with red carpet exclusives and backstage interviews on the network’s website, social platforms, TV screens and mobile devices.
It all starts on January 24th with the announcement of nominations at 9:18 PM.
Join Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs and nominated Academy members like Jennifer Hudson, Brie Larson, Emmanuel Lubezki, Jason Reitman and Ken Watanabe as they reveal the 24 Oscar® award categories.

89th Oscars Host Jimmy Kimmel
Jimmy Kimmel

On February 27th, The 89th Academy Awards will broadcast live across Asia on HBO starting with the Oscars® Red Carpet ‘Live’ from 8 AM, followed by the 89th Oscars® at 9.30 AM.
Both programs will encore that same night on HBO at 7 PM and 8 PM respectively.
Held at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, the 89th Oscars will be hosted by the late-night talk show host, producer and comedian Jimmy Kimmel. This will be Jimmy Kimmel’s first time hosting the Academy Awards.

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