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Rhona Canoy

Rhona Canoy
Rhona Canoy is the president and head administrator of International School CDO. Bon vivant, raconteur, epicure, mental voyeur, occasional Yoda. You may address her as "The Intelligent Loquacious Wildly Eccentric Sometimes Inebriated Honest But Sarcastic Essential B*tch."

To be or not to be

Rhona Canoy SO… Every year at this time, I go through a career crisis. Steering the ship that is my school fills my mind and my heart with stress and distress. I’m constantly wondering if it’s an effort worth continuing or if it’s a complete waste of time. This year, ...

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Ride

Rhona Canoy SO… It has become our normal to complain about the traffic situation in Cagayan de Oro. Which is quite understandable considering the amount of standing-still time we spend on our roads at particular times of the day. My internal conflict stems from the expectation of how long it ...

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Mortal

Rhona Canoy SO… Too many things and too many events over the past few weeks makes me realize that no matter how well-intentioned any mortal being may be, at a certain point one shuts down and certainly not by choice. I have been too close to death experiences not to ...

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White coats

Rhona Canoy SO… Continuing my personal observations and insights into health care. For the most part, I only come in contact with doctors when I go for my irregular check-ups or when I think I’m sick. And because many of my doctors are friends or family, I take for granted ...

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Do you care?

Rhona Canoy SO… My mom and dad were both in hospital recently and I got a chance to observe hospital care at close hand. Considering the vast number of nurses and caregivers our country exports to elsewhere, I thought we would be in for a treat. Boy, was I wrong. ...

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Flying away

Rhona Canoy SO… It is always fascinating how human behaviors change when people travel. I wrote a column once about sea voyages. Lately I’ve been flying and so my wide-angle observation lens has turned to airports and airplanes. In spite of the fact that air fares are more affordable these ...

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Flying away

Rhona Canoy SO… It is always fascinating how human behaviors change  when people travel. I wrote a column once about sea voyages . Lately I’ve been flying and so my wide-angle observation lens have turned to airports and airplanes. In spite of the fact that air fares are more affordable ...

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Let’s talk about death

Rhona Canoy SO… It has never been my habit to jump into a public discussion simply because that activity as a rule achieves nothing but divisiveness. It is difficult to objectively assess one’s perspective when people whose opinions you don’t share digress from the issue at hand and instead become ...

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Liback to front

Rhona Canoy SO… Flying home (not on a broomstick), for some reason, always gives me not only the time but also a different mindset to contemplate upon the many random questions that seem to constantly plague me. Having just attended a boisterous family reunion, I was dwelling on the dynamic ...

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I CCTV you

Rhona Canoy SO… Some parents whose children attend my tiny school are demanding that we install a closed-circuit television system. Although I understand the purpose of it, like most things, it creates a moral dilemma within myself. How ubiquitous has the CCTV become in our daily perception of life. Even ...

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