My Ticker Is Good
Went for my followup checkup at the Philippine Heart Center this morning. Doctor said my 2d Echo Stress test came back normal: I have a healthy heart! Which means those chest pains I’ve been having before, were all just from stress. Yes, stress. Physically, it was all just my chest muscles constricting and making me feel like there’s something heavy trying to break into my chest.
And now that I know that it isn’t really heart-releated and will never escalate into a heart attack, the next time it happens, I can just suck it up and soldier on.
Yessiree bob, I’m not as old as I first thought!
Makati Square Exploration and Discovery
I took our Montero GTV to Citimotors in Pasong Tamo, Makati for its 15,000 KM maintenance after my checkup this morning. The entire thing would take several hours, so I just went off to wander around the area in the meantime. I had lunch at Starbucks, then I went to Makati Square to just look around.
The first thing I found was the Bahaghari-Unicorn Combative Martial Arts. And they had Muay Thai! They’re a member of the World Muay Boran Federation, which is, of course, a different org from Muay Association of the Philippines. I briefly watched the ongoing one-on-one session when I got there, and I liked what I saw immediately: the instructor with the pads hit back at the student at a reasonable speed and intensity.
When I inquired, the instructor was pleasant enough to talk to, and didn’t seem to have too much of an ego. And the rates are really affordable! Its definitely something to consider when we move to BGC!
Then I went down to lower ground of Makati Square. And I found several gun shops crammed next to each other! It felt like I walked into a gun show, but without the festive, excited atmosphere. I didn’t actually go and inquire — I’m perfectly happy with my Gen 4 Glock 21 and Jericho 941 FBL, and I wasn’t in the market for a new gun, it was a pretty cool find.
Then there was Kodanda Archery Range! It was cool watching the two archers inside do their thing. Again, I didn’t go in and inquire, but this time it was mostly because I didn’t want to like it too much — if I start with that as a hobby, my wallet will surely hurt more!
I didn’t know there was such a thing as Camera Club of the Philippines, until I walked into Walter Mart! It had this kind of photography art gallery, and it had these photography courses on offer. Interesting!
I came home really exhausted, but my day was largely fun, oddly enough!