Optimism Being In Saudi Arabia

It’s been almost 1-1/2 years I’ve been working here in Jeddah. I never knew it would be this way. I never imagine myself working in a not so distant far place from home. (Whew! A 12-hour flight from Manila to Jeddah.) Since this is my first time working abroad, I am trying to be optimistic about it. I know I…


I endure long hours of waiting to be interviewed by the employer, processing all necessary papers and feeling hesitant whether to continue my application. I experience the usual routine of an OFW.– Apply through the agency, making sure all the necessary documents ready. A ready passport is an advantage. Make sure the expiry is way beyond the employment contract (usually…

Battle of the Laptop Brands

To combat homesickness and feeling of boredom here in Saudi Arabia, I started thinking about getting a laptop. Together with my colleague in the hospital – where we are working as medical transcriptionist, we planned of how to get our laptop. I remember us always talking about it while waiting for the bus that will bring us to the hospital….

Different Meanings of Medical Abbreviations

Various abbreviations may give different meanings especially in the context of medical terminology. There is an endless possibility of meanings especially it varies from doctor to doctor or from place to place. See for instance that it is a matter of language difference as with the British English and American English. There are a number of published materials regarding medical…

MTs and English Grammar

MTs are usally attested for their English grammar. Having an excellent knowledge in proper usage of the English language no matter how difficult to discern the spoken English of the doctors is truly important. Here is a link to test your English grammar. http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/index.htm I hope this will help. Enjoy the test.