Good cholesterol, bad cholesterol

If the nation’s circulatory congestion is getting worse and worse, and mini-strokes occur with alarming frequency, it should not be too hard for doctors to agree on what medical intervention is needed–both urgent and long-term ones.

IRAIA thoughts
IRAIA thoughts

E.g. Public transport and bikes are HDL aka good cholesterol. Have more of them. Private cars are LDL aka bad cholesterol. Get rid of them. Build a robust economy like a healthy diet. Practice good governance like regular exercise. Problem is, this country’s economic managers are not real doctors and nutritionists. They are sales reps of chem food and drug firms.

Still confused? Kaya nagka-hetot-hetot ang trapik, because many of us are still confused. Or in denial about bad cholesterol. #

So call it gloating. It’s my moment of superiority.

I am a leaf on the wind. Watch how I soar. Call me serenity.
I am a leaf on the wind. Watch how I soar. Call me serenity. Music saleswoman Elena Koniaraki, 39, rides her bicycle between cars at a central street in Athens July 11, 2012. REUTERS/Yorgos Karahalis

I’ll make this short and sweet. Short and sweet, like my trip home on evenings like this.

So it’s a Friday, and a payday at that. So most everyone with bulging pockets are rushing out of their workplaces—as if they were running away from a fearsome monster.

So hordes of them are trooping to their favorite TGIF foodie corners and weekend hideaways—the farther away from the feared work monster, the better. Continue reading “So call it gloating. It’s my moment of superiority.”