By NIMROD NL QUIÑONES

 

I was down for a few days and even spent 28 hours in the hospital when I suffered severe abdominal pains.

The worst came late Thursday night, but when I woke up last Friday morning, although several degrees lower, the pain was still unbearable.

On Friday morning I had to go see an old friend, Dr. Vicente B. Avanzado, Jr., a classmate from UP Cebu High School, who is also my go-to-guy when I have my stomach problems.

I am very happy that it is nothing very serious despite the severity of the pain I experienced.  Thanks a lot to my good friend and compadre, who was the one who encouraged me to try my hand in journalism back when we were freshmen in high school.

Who would have thought that his prodding me to take the test for aspiring campus journalists would lead to a career in journalism?

Inting is not only a good gastroenterologist he is also one good writer.

Now, he has started to bike and to date, we are still trying to organize our other classmates so we can bike together.

Thanks, Ting!  I feel better now and hopefully after I complete the medication I will be back to 100 percent or near that hehehe.

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            So, the first part explains why there has been no report yet on the Aboitiz Cup, which had started yesterday.

            Yes, after a few postponements, the biggest football event of Cebu kicked off yesterday.

            I was informed that there would be some sort of a kick-off activity early this morning, but I had my duties as a father to fulfil for my daughter, who attended the Christmas fair of Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu.

            We shall have some updates later this week, so do keep posted.

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            There are three golf events set this weekend.

My golfing partner Nelson Yuvallos called me up, before I got sick, about his fund raising event on December 13 and 14 at the Cebu Country Club for the victims of super typhoon Yolanda.

Last Friday, before I went to my doctor, he told me that the event will finally be a three-man scramble and the entry fee is P9,000 per team or simply just P3,000 per player.

There will be no frills for the event as the money will be used to help the victims of the calamity.

This Saturday and Sunday, the Alta Vista Fun Golf Tournament will be held.  Registration was closed last Tuesday yet as there are only 250 slots available.

Those who still want to join can sign up, but they will be put on the wait list.  The entry fee is P2,800 and the giveaway is a specially-made Timex watch with the club logo.

I also learned this afternoon that Chandran Rama, who is celebrating his birthday on Saturday, is also hosting a tournament at the Mactan Island Golf Club.

The problem now is how to fit all events into my schedule, but to those who want to help those in need, I encourage you to join the event at Cebu Country Club.  The format is also fun.

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           MILESTONES: Happy birthday greetings to Giovanni Stephen Romarate, Toni Rose Lapasaran-McDonnell, June Herrera-Chiongbian, Ingrid Flores, Board member Arleigh Jay Sitoy, Noel Villaflor, and Arnel Embodo.

Belated greetings to Cookie Queblatin-Chan, Charity Sastre-Kim, Joseph Co, Chiqui Conejero-Crystal, my Tao brother Don Abrito, and my compadre Ramoncito ‘Don-don’ Arquiza, who turned a year older yesterday.

More power to all of you!

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