Si Mang Henry na Manghihilot…

March 24, 2010, - kauna-unanhang beses na nabalian ako dahil napilipit ang kamay ko sa pagkapit sa aming hagdan dahil madudulas ako… Alas otso ‘yun ng umaga at inabot pa ng 2 hours na namimilipit ako sa sakit bago ako nakatayo at nakayanan ang sakit. ‘Yung isa namin kasing bisita from Manila ay tulog pa at ‘yung kasambahay namin ay naglalaba sa nang mga oras na iyon.

That time kasi ay wala ang Mommy ko for 2 days dahil pumunta sa kabilang bundok (sa kamangyanan) para um-attend ng graduation ng mga katutubo.

Nakapagsaing pa ako ng kanin at nakapagpirito pero talagang sumasakit na ang kanang braso ko. Umupo ako sandali at inisip ko ang mga pinag-aralan namin tungkol sa sprain.

I texted my friends at isa sa kanila ang nagremind sa akin ng ganito:

Law of sprain:
“Manipulation of injury causes more injury.”

Unti-unti ko nang naramdaman ang mga symptoms like ng pain, swelling, hirap akong imove ang braso ko. Ouch! As in ang hirap iexplain ng sakit.


A sprain (from Middle French espraindre - to wring) is an injury to ligaments that is caused by being stretched beyond their normal capacity and possibly torn. A muscular tear caused in the same manner is referred to as a strain. In cases where either ligament or muscle tissue is torn, immobilization and surgical repair may be necessary. Ligaments are tough, fibrous tissues that connect bone to bone across the joints. Sprains can occur in any joint but are most common in the ankle. - Wikipedia


Nursing action naman para hindi masyadong mamaga ay ang warm compress at partial physical theraphy. Ginawa ko naman ‘yun para maibsan saka ko inutusan ang kasam bahay naming para bumili ng mefenamic acid para maibsan ang kirot ng kanang kamay ko. Nagpahanap din ako ng tsaang gubat dahil anti-inflammatory at analgesia stimulator din ‘yun para hindi na masyadong lumala ang sakit nito. Kaso walang nakita ‘yung pinaghahanap ko. Hindi ko alam kung tinatamad lang or hindi talaga naghanap. Gusto ko sanang ielevate ang braso ko para naman hindi masyadong magswell pero hirap naman akong itaas ang kamay ko...

Nakapagtanghalian na kami at sumasakit pa rin. Worst thing kasi, kahit hindi ko igalaw, talagang kumikirot pa rin siya.

Balak ko na sanang pumunta sa medicare sa Poblacion para magpatingin nang mapadako ako sa mga nag-uumpukan sa kapitbahay namin. Sa umpukan sa may kapitbahay namin ay nagtanong ako kung ano ang ginagawa nila kapag may bali at saka ko na ikinuwento ang nangyari sa akin noong umaga. Isa ang taong itinuro nila na maaaring makapagpagaling sa akin.

Itinuro nila ako sa kay Henry na manghihilot sa Amihan sa Baranggay Alipaoy. According sa kapitbahay namin, sobrang garantisadong magaling daw ang manghihilot na ito na kahit mga baling buto ay nagagawan nito ng paraan.

Pumara ako ng dyip at saka sinabi kong pupunta kami ng Medicare. Noong malapit na kami sa Medicare, pinaderecho ko na lang siya sa may Alipaoy sa bahay ng Henry na Manghihilot. Kilala pala ‘yun ng driver at talagang marami na ang testimonials about sa taong ito.

Hesitant naman talaga ako noong pumunta ako since una pa lang itong beses na pagpunta ko.


Ako habang naghihintay sa labas ng bahay ni Mang Henry...

Mabait naman ang hitsura kaya naman tinry ko sa unang pagkakataon at sinimulan na niya akong hilutin.Nagpabili siya ng Vicks vaporub kasi 'yun ang gagamitin sa panghihilot. After noon, sinimulan na niya.



Medyo okey naman ang first time ko sa pagpapahilot. Ramdam ko ang pag-ikot ng muscle ko sa loob habang hinihilot ang kanang braso ko. Dinig ko rin ang parang pumuputok na joints ko sa braso. Umabot ng 5 beses akong nagpahilot hanggang sa magdecide na 'yung manghihilot na iexercise ko na lang ang braso ko.




After naman ng limang beses kong balik-balik sa manghihilot na si Mang Henry, eto na ako... Mas maganda ang pakiramdam at parang walang nangyari lamang. Halos magaling na ang kanang braso ko pagdating ng Mommy ko.

Nung tinext ko mga friends ko na nursing din na magaling na ang bali ko sa kanang kamay, reply lang nila ay "What?!", "Hindi nga?!?", "You're kidding me!". Halos hindi sila makapaniwala since iba ito sa way ng pinag-aralan namin.

Sinabihan ako ng Mommy ko... Buti na lang daw at doon ako kay Mang henry napunta kasi subok na niya na magaling siyang manggagamot ng kahit na ano. Wala siyang pormal na pag-aaral tungkol doon pero pwede ko na rin masabing talent na niya iyon at malaki ang naitutulong niya sa mga taga-Paluan.

For sure, kung dinala ko ito sa hospital, naka-cast pa rin ako hanggang ngayon. Para naman kasi sa akin, walang masama kung naniniwala ka sa mga gawaing ganito since marami na naman ang nagpatunay para sa taong ito.


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Life In Taborea: The World Of Runes Of Magic

I woke up on a dream that I thought to be real how can I distinguished the difference between reality and dream. Another day another adventure I use to think that life is getting boring, I lift up my giant heavy sword which is a memento from my blurry past.

My bloody past of my life before I got this giant sword of mine and the title “Titan”.It was 3 years ago where I failed to protect my loved ones to a village raid of bandits that day I wish that I have the power to protect them and I blamed God for what happen I gave up on life I fainted at the dessert of oeti then a figgure of man tries to lift me up.

The next day that figure is the supposedly king of Taborea the name is Franciscus.I told him that he should leave me dead at the dessert I got no more reason to live. He laugh at my remarks and simply replies you got no more reason to live but still you are here and breathing which means you have something to live for. I charge at him with a knife and he simply dissapears and reappears at my back.

He disarms me and yells I can kill you on a split second so don’t push it if you don’t want to live anymore stab your heart I know you know my history well my friend why did I chose to live? Because I’ll let down my loved ones who died because of my ignorance.He let go of me then walks out I followed him and told him “Sire will you train me to be your loyal bodyguard?”

He simply smirks and accepts me.That year I learnt the way of the sword I found new meaning of life until one day we have been found by the royal knights of Taborea they encircled us we quickly dispose them by a flash swing of our sword then a mysterious hood wearing knight appears.

By the aura he unleashes I can’t moved then Fransiscus yells, “Well isn’t my bloody bastard brother Raigis”. Fransiscus told me, “Don’t worry I’ll handle him myself he’s the reason why this country is on a bloody civil war”. Raigis : “Don’t make me laugh my puny brother I didn’t know why our father crowned you as king not me and I have to frame you up for killing your family”. Fransiscus replies, “Heh. Enough talking let’s get to business ...brother. They we’re fast I can barely see them". Fransiscus despite the heavy sword can lift his sword as fast as lightning so as his brother.

They seem equal until his brother unleashes a weird sword technique. Fransiscus seem surprise and tells, “How did you learn that forbidden technique?”. Within a flash Fransiscus was defeated. badly injured Fransiscus gave me the heavy sword and tells me to run I told Fransiscus, “I shall avenge you my king”. Fransiscus replies “Don’t bother avenging me I only have one wish…bring the power back to the people of Taborea.”

At that moment his brother Raigis glared at me and swiftly charges at me. Fransiscus blocks the charge at the same time sacrifices his life in order to save me he yells, “Don’t forget my will my…friend”. Franciscus bought me time while I’m on the run I looked back I saw an explosion maybe that ends their battle. I wander across the land thinking about the last will of my master my king I don’t know what will happen in my life but there’s only one way to find out live life to the fullest.
 
That year I trained so hard so I can resolve my king’s last will. Across the land I gain fame and power people called me Titan because despite the large sword I carry I can lift it fast. Now back to the reality enough of my past I approach the Castle of Taborea the people told me they’ll create a diversion in order for me to get through the defenses, I stormed the castle while the people of Taborea creates the diversion they risked their lives in order for me to achieve my goal.

I approach the throne room and Raigis brother of Fransiscus yells, “So you came back you wander for years training and gaining fame. People start having a false hope. They thought they going to have their peace and freedom they didn’t think without me this country will be powerless.”

 from the movie 300

I simply replied, “Yeah thanks to you many people died at the gap of your hunger for power now I’m here to take over.”

Raigis, “Don’t get cocky this land is mine all MINE”

 from the movie 300

We have a fierce battle we clash our sword endlessly until Raigis unleashes the weird sword technique he used against his brother 1 year ago. Raigis said, “You remember this don’t you? I’m calling demons of the netherworld to kill you”.

My vision gulped by light mysteriously Fransiscus appears and tells me, “Don’t let fear control you. Remember all the people outside of this castle risking their lives for their freedom don’t let them down.”

Mysteriously I became 10 times fold stronger than before and Raigis his weird sword technique I manage to dodge it I counter attacked and finally defeated him.

Raigis is bloody injured yet he is eager to fight.”I’m not done with you yet”, he said. Then he simply abolished into thin air his soul has been harvested by the demon he called.

Now the bloodshed is now over the people celebrated by the demise of regime of darkness. The people ask me to be their king but I accepted but after 3 years I’ll choose another to replace me I’ll just bring peace to the land.

Now that 3 years is over I shall crowned this knight to be the King of Taborea and he shall bring this land in to prosperity and peace.

"All the pain I suffer on the past. I lose my 
family my master. But that pain made
me into something better. One thing
pain does is bring up things that 
shows a man who really is inside."




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Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao wins fight by Unanimous Decision against Clottey



Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao, a native Filipino,is the No.1 pound-per-pound boxer (ranked by ESPN and Ring Magazine) with 50W-3L-2D boxing record in his career, with 38 wins by knockout. 
VERSUS
 Joshua Clottey, born in Ghana, is a former WBO Welterweight champion with 35W-3L ,21 knockouts boxing record.

Round 1: The crowd is screaming "Manny, Manny," even before the round begins. Clottey paces and Manny gets final instructiosn from trainer Freddie Roach. Pacquiao jabs and goes to the body. Clottey's hands are held high. He looks bigger. Pacquiao is still throwing. On the ropes, Clottey is covering up. Clottey throws a short jab. Pacquiao fires away at the body. Clottey still has not answered. Clottey is blocking shots, but there is no offense. Pacquiao's counter right lands over a lazy jab by Clottey. Clottey lands a short right. Pacquiao's round, 10-9.


Round 2: Same thing to start the second. Pacquiao is throwing, Clottey is catching. Clottey uncorks a couple of jabs. Pacquiao lands to the head and body. Cottey tries to come forward. Pacquiao backs him up. Clottey digs to thebody and to the head. Pacquiao goes to the body and the head and the body again. Clottey answers similarly. Pacquiao digs to the body and head. Clottey lands once to the head. Pacquiao is digging around Clottey's guard to the ribs, but Clottey's punches that land to the head are accurate. Pacquiao's round, 10-9


Round 3: Clottey may be feeling the body shots that Pacquiao is landing. Clottey comes back. Pacquiao's activity has Clottey backing up. Clottey is taking shots to the midsection and ribs, but comes back with a left-right. Clottey's not going anywhere. Clottey lands a hard right hand that pops back Pacquiao's head. Clottey is briefly pinned in a corner but he's blocking shots. Clottey begins to answer back. Telltale signs. Clottey lands to the head. Pacquiao's round, 10-9.


Round 4: Clottey has more pep in his step to start the round. Clottey lands a lead right. Clottey loops in another right. Pacquiao digs a right to the body but takes a one-two to the head. Pacquiao throws two hands at Clottey and is warned. Frustration that he can't get to his head. Pacquiao lands a five-punch combination on the ropes. Most of the punches are landing on Clottey's arms. But they're more than Clottey's offering. Clottey lands a right left to the body. Pacquiao closes to the head. Pacquiao's round, 10-9.


Round 5: Pacquiao is winning simply on activity. Clottey lands twice to the body. Clottey lands a right to the head. Overhand left from Pacquiao. Clottey clearly has it in the tank but seems to be saving up. Pacquiao right hooks twice to the head. Clottey lands a short right. Clottey lands a left to the head and a right. Pacqauio lands a five-punch combination. And then, four punches before the bell. Pacquiao's round, 10-9.

Round 6: Clottey is clearly trying to wear down Pacquiao with pressure. But he's got to throw to keep from digging a bigger hole. Clottey throws a right. His back against the ropes, Pacquiao takes three punches, but punches his way out. Pacquiao keeps punching. A four-punch combination finds Clottey hard to the head and body. Clottey lands a hard right that jars Pacquiao. Pacquiao digs to the body. Clottey find Pac-Man with a right and then a left. Pacquiao nails him three times along the ropes. Clottey lands a left at the bell. Pacquiao's round, 10-9.


Round 7: Clottey goes to the body early. Clottey doubles up on the left and lands a right. Pacquiao continues to lead to the body and go to the head -- around Clottey's defense. Pacquiao chases Clottey to the ropes, but takes a hard right. Clottey goes to the body and the head. Pacquiao lands a five-punch combination to the body. Clottey can't sustain any consistancy on punch series'. Pacquiao's round, 10-9.

Round 8: Clottey lands a looping right hand. Pacquiao's still boxing and maintaining distance. Pacquiao digs five right hands that split Clottey's guard. Clottey is warned for a low blow. Pacquiao takes a couple of seconds of recovery time. More body shots from Pacquiao. A nice right hand from Pacqiao. A head butt. No damage. A hard right and a left from Pacquiao. Several punches follow. Pacquiao closes strongly, uncontested. Pacquiao's round, 10-9.

Round 9: Clottey doesn't answer as Pacquiao jabs at his defense. Clottey comes forward but nothing. The PacMan just wails with whatever he can fight. Clottey finally goes with a right, left, right combination. But the PacMan comes back. A six-punch combination by The PacMan is punctuated by a right hand. Pacquiao does it again, and again. Clottey is baffeled Clottey is a sparring partner at this point. Pacquiao's round, 10-9.



Round 10: Clottey needs to throw caution to the wind, and but instead, he's riding a downward spiral toward defeat. A right hook from Pacquiao lands hard. A left to the body from Pacquiao. What must Clottey be thinking? Clottey tags PacMan, but doesn't followup. Clottey leaps in and lands a right. Clottey lands a right uppercut and a right. PacMan comes back, however, and gets busy again. Pacquiao chases Clottey to the corner and continues landing. Pacquaio's round, 10-9.

Round 11: Clottey is coming forward with intensity. Pacquiao still is outboxing him. Clottey lands two hard lefts. PacMan comes back. Clottey lands an uppercut. PacMan drives him to the ropes with a six-punch combination. Pacquiao closes by chasing and out-landing Clottey. The crowd is in a frenzy at his resolve. Pacquiao's round, 10-9.

Round 12: Big hugs between the fighters. Man do I miss Floyd. Clash of heads stops the action momentarily. Manny launching combinations now. Clottey powers in a few body shots and again with the uppercut. There is just no way to get inside on Clottey. Clottey absorbs another flurry. The bell sounds. I'm giving this one to Clottey. 10-9



After this event, I hope this13 Days After Pacquiao's Fights wont happen again. Just pray... :)



Congratulations Manny!
the PRIDE of the FILIPINOS!


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