Saturday, 12 May 2018

RPAH's Anatomical Pathology 1984 Xmas Party

Royal Prince Alfred Hospital's Department of Anatomical Pathology formerly known as Histopathology Dept. had a Christmas party every year. Everyone contributed a little for the event. Dr. Jelihovsky never failed to bring a few branches of holly from her own garden; Dr. McCarthy usually brought a whole case of cherries; the secretaries would help with decoration etc.

By Xmas 1984, the Gastroenterology Ward had moved out of the Fairfax Building to the brand-new 10-story main RPA building so Anatomic Pathology could expand into what used to be a patient's area on the 7th floor. 

These photos were taken on what used to be the Gastroenterology Ward. 

from left to right: Dr. Tanya Jelivohsky (in a blue dress); Lipinska (partially hidden by the roses) & Debbie (sitting down); Luiz (centre); Silvana (?); Professor Alan Ng & Unidentified ash blonde. 
from l. to r.: ...., ...., Helen Hoffman; Lipinska, Debbie & Luiz (sitting down); Dr. Jelihovsky; Miss Claris Solway from RPAH Archives.
l. to r.: Paul, registrar, Heather; Dr. McKenzie & Gabriel in the foreground.
Electron microscopy crowd: Paul, Dr. Ted Wills & Sue.
Registrar Dr. Colin Goldschmidt & Dr. Ted Wills.
Dr. Patricia...; Prof. Ng; Luiz; Ted Wills; Pamela Davis (Cytology) & Chirapan.
Margaret Mitchell & .....
Dr. Stan McCarthy; Unidentified doctor & Dr. Peter Russell.
Tanya & Luiz; Professor Ng, Luiz, Ted Wills, Pamela Davis &...
right: Maureen looks at the camera, Lalitha Gupita looks at Dr. Brian Ronthal while Debbie chats away in the background: left:  Dr. ? talks to Dr. Patricia while Anthony, Sue & Ted Will help themselves.
Luiz Amorim picks his food while Professor Ng chats away: Helen Hoffman tells it like it is...

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Jaime Carlos da Silva aka Jaime Ponciano

When Jaime Ponciano saw this newspaper photo of Rua Augusta taken in September 1965, he didn't think twice... he immediately customized the image by colouring the Wolkswagen beetle in a light-green hue that reminisced the one my Father bought circa 1978. When I met Jaime in 1979, I used to drive it around. 

Jaime grew up watching 'Sitio do Pica Pau Amarelo'... as he was a born-mimic he used to talk like Carneiro to everyone's delight (hilarity)...
Jaime had a pop-culture bent... he followed the sports news and kept his eye on photos like this one above depicting Vampeta & his colleagues Odvan & Serginho. 
Boxing was not exactly Jaime Ponciano's cup of tea but there was an element of novelty & esthetics in it that fascinated him. 
Jaime Ponciano in Europe in the winter of 1998-1999.

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Our pets through the years...

João & Lucas hold Zozô tenderly... Zozô was rescued from a voodoo worship practice into our family in 2012.
João Luiz & Zozô.
Zozô - 26 August 2012. 

Lucas had his dream come true when Tombinho was added to the family... after Zozô had died an early death; Tombinho held by Lucas & Lucio - 31st December 2013. 
Tombinho, an utter charmer...
Tombinho became an instant success - 2015.
Joãozinho & Tombinho, 2013. 
Tombinho is King... held by Cauã & Lucio, watched by João & Lucas. 
Lucas holds Tombinho while Cauãzinho looks into the camera... 10 October 2015.
Lucas & Botinha, 3 October 2015. Botinha was born on 21st September 2015. 
3rd October 2015: Branquinho, Tigrinho branco, Tigrinha, Botinha & Malhada aka Marcada.
Tombinho at our backyard.
Peludinha and the blogger on 12 August 2015. 

Rute, Sandra & Malhada aka Marcada.

Botinha on top of the wall against the front bedroom window...
Sandra & her favourite Botinha.
Sandra & Fofão in April 1989
João Luiz at Jaguaré MacDonald's, 2017.