Top 10 Richest Countries of the World

•April 21, 2014 • Leave a Comment

Taken from Global Finance website, the list is made according to a country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) based on purchasing power parity (PPP). According to the aforementioned website, it compares generalized differences in living standards on the whole between nations because PPP takes into account the relative cost of living and the inflation rates of countries, rather than using just exchange rates, which may distort the real differences in income. The indicator measures GDP converted to a common set of prices in a common currency (international dollars, also called Geary-Khamis dollars) so that real quantity comparisons can be made both between countries and over time.

Here are the top 10 countries and their corresponding GDP (PPP).

1. QATAR: 105,091.42

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2. LUXEMBOURG: 79,593.91

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3. SINGAPORE: 61,567.28

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4. NORWAY: 56,663.47

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5. BRUNEI DARUSSALAM: 55,111.20

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6. HONGKONG: 53,432.23

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7. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: 51,248.21

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8. UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: 49,883.58

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9. SWITZERLAND: 46,474.95

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10. AUSTRALIA: 44,073.81

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World’s Top Airlines

•February 13, 2014 • Leave a Comment

(from Travel + Leisure)

 

1. Singapore Airlines

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2. Air New Zealand

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3. Emirates

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4. Korean Air

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5. Cathay Pacific Airways

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6. Asiana Airlines

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7. Virgin America

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8. Qatar Airways

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9. Virgin Atlantic Airways

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10. Thai Airways

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My Exciting RCOG Itinerary

•February 10, 2014 • Leave a Comment
March 28
     ST01 Urogynaecology
          Lecture: Recurrent Urinary Tract Infection: Management Strategies
          Lecture: The Overactive Bladder
          Lecture: Ideal Management Options for Stress Incontinence
     Plenary: Preventing and Tackling Sepsis in Obstetrics
          Keynote: Prevention and Management of Vault Prolapse
          Lecture: OASI – A Challenging Problem
     Plenary: Monochorionic Twins: Options for Improving Survival
     ST02 Fetal Medicine
          Debate: The Anomaly Scan Has Shifted to 11-13 Weeks
          Panel: Management Dilemmas in Non-Lethal Malformations
     Industry-Sponsored Symposia
     Inaugural Ceremony and Dinner
 
March 29
     ST12 Labour
          Lecture: Interventions in an Institutional Birth – Wake Up Call for Obstetricians
          Lecture: Maternal Positions at Delivery
          Lecture: Birth Without Active Pushing
     Plenary: Using Quality Indicators to Improve Patient Care
          Keynote: Skill Development for Obstetric Emergencies
          Lecture: Evidence-Based Guidelines for VBAC
     Plenary: Managing Ovarian Cancer Risk
     ST10 Reproductive Endocrinology
          Debate: Metformin for all PCOS Patients
          Panel: Amenorrhea: Case Discussions
     Industry-Sponsored Symposia
     Gala Dinner
 
March 30
     ST15 Paediatric & Adolescent Gynaecology
          Lecture: Managing Adolescents Who Bleed Too Much
          Lecture: Vaginoplasty Revisited
          Lecture: The Burden of Sexual Abuse
     Plenary: Tailoring RCOG Guidelines to the Indian Context
          Debate: Teenage Reproductive Health: Education Is Not Enough
          Panel: Approach to Polycystic Ovarian Disease in Adolescence
     Plenary: Making Labour Safe: An Achievable Dream

International Congress

•February 9, 2014 • Leave a Comment

Since I started OB-Gyne Residency Training, I’ve made two interesting case papers. The first one was Mature Cystic Teratoma of the Uterus: A Case Report and the second was Group B Streptococcal Infection in Pregnancy: A Report of Three Cases in the Philippine Setting. They were the very mediocre kind of papers, and I wasn’t really expecting a lot from those articles.

 

Last year, I submitted these papers to different international congress/ conferences. It started just as a hobby. Who knows, someone might be interested with my papers. So as mentioned, I submitted the abstracts of my papers. To my surprise, starting late last year, I have receiving responses from the different scientific committees of these conferences, telling me that my abstracts have been accepted for presentation! Woah, it was really unexpected. Nevertheless, I am so thankful for such opportunities, and in a way, be able to represent the Philippines in there scientific meetings.

 

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With the blessing of the hospital, I have decided to attend the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) World Congress to be held in Hyderabad, India. I am excited. I have already registered for the congress. Now, there is already funding for my airfare and hotel accommodation. Next problem: Conference VISA. But that would be an easy problem I guess. So with that, I would like to thank God for these opportunities he opened for me.🙂 Soli Deo Gloria!

 

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My Blog’s Word Cloud

•November 11, 2013 • Leave a Comment

Wordle: wordclloud

Save The Date

•November 4, 2013 • Leave a Comment
Save The Date

Save The Date

Sophomore

•July 24, 2013 • Leave a Comment

How time flies so fast. The last time I wrote about my residency training was last year, 3rd month as a 1st year OB-Gyn resident. And now it’s midyear, not as a 1st year but as a 2nd year resident. How time flies so fast indeed.

What has transpired? Allow me to detail one by one, which are to me, the highlights of my residency training.

1. I now know how to deliver babies.

Normal Spontaneous Delivery

Normal Spontaneous Delivery

Be it normal spontaneous deliveries, or operative vaginal deliveries such as forceps extraction. I also know how to do Cesarean sections. And yes, I also know how to repair them🙂 The joy of being the first person to be in touch with someone who is about to take his/her first breath, is really incomparable.. To attend to the needs of the expectant parents, especially the mothers, is truly rewarding once the baby is delivered.

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surgery

2. I also now know how to assist and do special gynecologic surgeries.

 Such as total abdominal hysterectomy, ovarian cystectomy, marsupialization of Bartholin’s Duct abscess, etc. Who could ever imagine that I, someone who just used to play patintero, taguan, agawan base and the likes, would be doing such kind of surgeries now. God indeed is a miracle maker. 

3. I ranked number 5 during our in-service exam. In-service exams are given yearly by the POGS – CREED (aka Phil OBGyn Society), and all residents in the Philippines take this exam. The examinees will then be ranked according to the percentile scores they get, and that is compared against the scores of residents of the same year level. For the 1st year level, God has blessed me to rank number 5. May God continue to bless me, even though there are a lot of times that I have not been to faithful in the stewardship of His resources. After all, God’s grace is indeed an amazing grace.

4. I got engaged. Last December 21, 2012, I got engaged to the woman I dearly loved for 15 years. There might have been lots of unsyncopated love rhythms and time & place palisades, but destiny is stronger than anyone could ever imagine. On January 12, 2013, I will marry the love of my life, the beat of my heart.🙂

inlababo

inlababo

Residency is such a wonderful part of life. I hope to enjoy the remaining years of my training.🙂