At the Makati Medical Center last Saturday for my daughter’s regular checkup. She was Patient No. 35. When we arrived there it was only Patient No. 18’s turn. Considering that each patient spent 20 to 30 minutes with the pedia, we were there from morning ’til afternoon, and when it was over we were all famished. It wasn’t my idea of a weekend, so naturally I was bored and restless and at times having an out-of-body experience. But what the hell, right? Anything for our precious bird.