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A new snake

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A new snake

  ON Facebook recently, I introduced a friend of mine, Albee. He’s 21, a captive bred, 18-foot long albino reticulated python. He has been under my care for many years now, dating back to the time I was still single. He still lives with us at home in Manila. I was reminded of Albee when […]

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Sinking islands

  ONE notable good effect of this ongoing worldwide lockdown is a cleaner environment. Reports point to cleaner air in once polluted cities, including Metro Manila. The ozone layer is said to be undergoing repair, according to reports. To quote Republicworld.com: ‘Scientific experts revealed that the ozone layer has started to get better due to […]

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Libreng vitamin

  THESE days, doctors always warn us we should improve our immune system. It is the best way to combat COVID-19. Now that we’re practically homebound 24/7, we can use our free time in the morning to soak up on sunshine and get our daily dose of Vitamin D. The best time to do so […]

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Longest lives

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Longest lives

    IN the island of Okinawa, a Japanese prefecture, it’s not uncommon to hear of people growing old to be a hundred. What’s their secret? To the natives of the province, the traditional Hara Hachi Bu diet is no secret at all. The so-called Okinawa Diet is a model for healthy eating and healthy […]

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Wild in the city

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Wild in the city

  IN the time of COVID-19, there are some sightings worth mentioning. Wild animals have been seen roaming urban areas and city streets. In South Africa’s popular Kruger National Park, spotted was a pride of 15 lions napping in the middle of an empty paved road, says The New York Post. Other sighting includes those […]

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Old, old plant

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Old, old plant

  I READ a friend’s Facebook post recently saying that his ginkgo plant has been grow­ing wonderfully well. He even showed a picture of the potted plant. Ginkgo, which is an herb, helps clear headaches and confusion by increasing the flow of blood to the brain. According to the book, Nature’s Prescriptions, one study found […]

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