The Best of Both Worlds

Back in high school, when I was in the process of applying for college, I had a brief moment of hesitation when it came to the choice of courses. It was because I knew I wanted to be a doctor but at the same time, I knew that I enjoyed writing and wondered if I was good enough to pursue it. 

Eventually, thanks to the encouragement of my family, friends, and teachers, I made a goal - why can't I become both?

I picked a science course for my pre-med (if I had known back then that I actually didn't need a science course as a pre-requisite to medicine, I would have probably went for creative writing!) and eventually made my way to medical school.

While being a creative living in an often cerebrally demanding field wasn't always easy, I found solace in the fact that medicine has always been both an art and a science. What makes a good doctor isn't just her brain, but perhaps more importantly, her heart.

That said, I'm also happy to know that I'm not alone in the doctor-writer life! If you're curious about this, there'll be a great discussion happening at the Philippine Book Festival on Friday, April 26, 5-6 PM, at the World Trade Center. Together with Doc Joti, Doc Will, and Doc Alice, I'll happily share experiences about what it's like living the double life. Hope to see you all there! 

- Angeli (14-April-2024)

Oreo cookie with Pikachu, mouse Pokemon

New Beginnings

Hi! Welcome to my little slice of cyberspace.

It honestly feels like a long time coming. Anyhow, after conquering residency training and the specialty boards (yay!), I finally got the time and the energy to get this website up and running.

And yes, we've got lots of exciting things lined up in both the doctor and the author life. Hopefully, I'll be able to announce more things soon.

For now, I'm enjoying Pokémon Oreo cookies in search for the legendary Mew while attempting to finish this WIP that's been 5 years in the making. Tough luck on both, but we did get Pikachu, the cutie that's been my lucky charm since high school.

Thank you for being here.

Hope you stay happy and healthy.

- Angeli (21-March-2024)