ME and Ophelia

Saturday, March 20, 2004

Log of experiences as a Medical Examiner Intern

Brian's sidebar at Autopsy Report blog shows it is powered by FreeFind. There's a Blogger icon too. And a familiar banner ad at the top of the page. Wonder if it's a BlogSpot. I like his layout. And colour of text and links.

Note: Hello to blogging pathologist Madhu - this post is for you ;)
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British blogger living in the Philippines

Found above Autopsy Report blog in Cathleen's sidebar at chemblog. In June, Cathleen, a chemist from the UK, is due to go to med school in the Philippines where she's lived for the past six years.

Last year, I found her blog through Technorati as she'd put me and ophelia in her sidebar. Her blog had no commenting facility or email for me to say thanks, nice to meet you. I've just found her other blog a chemist goes to med school which has a neat post on people's names: A Rhose, by Any Other Name. "A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches" -- (Proverbs 22:1)
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Balut: A matter of taste

Excerpt from Cathleen's post on BALUT at chemblog:

"...BALUT, for those still blissfully ignorant non-Pinoys out there, is a fertilized duck egg. It is commonly sold with salt in a piece of newspaper, much like English fish and chips, by street vendors usually after dark, presumably so you can't see how gross it is. It's meant to be an aphrodisiac, although I can't imagine anything more likely to dispel sexual desire than crunching on a partially-formed baby duck swimming in noxious fluid. The embryo in the egg comes in varying stages of development, but basically it is not considered macho to eat one without fully discernable feathers, beak, and claws. Some say these crunchy bits are the best. Others prefer just to drink the so-called 'soup', the vile, pungent liquid that surrounds the aforementioned feathery fetus... excuse me, I have to go and throw up now. I'll be back in a minute."

# posted by Ingrid J. Jones @ 3/20/2004
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