(Supposedly) The Last Entry for 2009

(not really in order)
This yearΒ 
I’m glad I was able to finish
1. gathering handedness data from more than a thousand families
2. my thesis with the unorthodox topic haha
3. my bio degree!
4. first sem of med!
I’m happy I was able to start..
1. my life as a medical student
2. a relatively more independent life in manila
3. wearing contacts
I went to both new and familiar places
1. Cebu
2. Bohol
3. Albay
4. Batangas
I surprised myself by
1. daring to wear shorts for a dance number (first time promise!).. and another.. and another
2. trying out street, jazz, pinoy, jopazz.. :)) and appearing 4 times for TRP
3. signing up for a sorority haha
4. forcing myself to learn how to apply makeup on my own kasi kailangan. yes i’m that clueless haha
5. realizing i love dissecting cadavers
I’m thankful for these opportunities
1. participating in a medmish
2. volunteering for Ondoy relief ops
3. reaching out to PGH patients during the holidays
I feel blessed to have met, for the first time
1. upcm class 2014 (walang katapat!) πŸ˜€
2. org-mates and future org-mates πŸ˜€
I feel more blessed to have by my side
1. my family (kahit sa text lang, ayos na!)
2. my friends
3. my BFFs
siyempre si God πŸ™‚
2009 was my year of endings, beginnings, and amazing opportunities. It was a good year, and I thank Him with all my heart πŸ™‚
On to 2010 friends! Happy new year!

Spare Time

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There are so much things to say and now I find the best opportunity to do so. πŸ™‚

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TRP

Nakapanood ka ba ng TRP nung Friday? Opening number ang class namin! Ang bongga ng naconceptualize ni Nico for a world-class performance. Ang bongga ng kinalabasan! Bagay na bagay sa bonggang bonggang stage design ng MSS. Good job 2014!

Kami ni Ado ang inatasan ni Nico na gumawa ng steps for the Americas segment. Dahil wala naman kaming funding sa props at costumes, dinaan na talaga namin sa talent. HAHA! Ivan, Dalvie, Jopi, Aeron, Jay E, Karl, Mau, Scott, Tonch, JPang, Edge, Ado.. kayo na ang tumatiming sa “tan-tan-HEEEY” at napakembot ang (dating) semi-immobile hips! Faye, AA, Nic, Moms, Shayne, Jesh, Jna, Alex, Roni, Angel, Zie…ang mga girls na di ko alam ang pinaghuhugutan ng energy sa bawat rehearsal, salamat sa dedication! Good job, Americans! Sa uulitin. πŸ™‚

Congratulations din sa class natin sa chorale competition! I truly believe we had the best song among the others. Ako na ang biased. Naiyak kaya ako nung unang kinanta sa class ng core group yung Isang Lagda.. siguro dahil nga nakakarelate ako sa lyrics. Go TRP song committee πŸ™‚

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ORAS

The past two weeks have been the busiest ones in my med life so far, and it’s not because of acads. I find it strange how we (med people) push ourselves to the limit -walang katapusang mga practice, arts and crafts, and other stuff – during TRP season just to show the audience that yes, tao rin pala tayo. For the past 36 years, mukhang nakukumbinsi naman sila. Haha.

For this year, I was in 4 segments – Opening, Chorale, MedRhythmics, and MSPS – and somehow I was able to manage practice sessions after class with 5-6, 6-7,7-9,9-11 skeds. Kaloka! Pero masaya naman. Pumayat daw ako ng onti sabi ng nanay ko. Nakagawa at nakabenta pa kami ng parols for the Pedia Ward. yehey! Buti naman kapag TRP season hindi mabigat ang acad load, mapapagkasya ang lahat. Time management ang solusyon sa mga problema.

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TANGIBLE

|| back massage || sariling makeup pang performances haha || tv sa unit? || shoes || cake ||

NON-TANGIBLE

|| surprises || old friends || new friends || alone time || heart-to-heart talk || eksena ||

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KANTA TAYO GUYS

People are People – D Sound

I am the one who believes in all that you say
I am the one who never wants to define herself
I am the one who’s parallel, upfront, behind
I am the one paddling like crazy through the night

Refine, old time, colourblind,
Big sign, do time, doesn’t rhyme
A lot, to much, standing tall
And I’m crying in the valley:
β€œI shall never, ever fall!”

People are people and I feel so strong
People are people and I’m going on

I am the one who stirs it up everytime
I am the one who never knows how close she is
I am the one who’d rather be dead than confess
I am the one trying to be good, wanting to be bad and so on

Excess, temptress, big mess
Phoney, lonely, it’s a test
Be still my heart, don’t you fail
And I’m crying on the stagefloor:
β€œI will always prevail!”

I’m going on…

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PARA SA YONG..

super galing mag-analyze ng mga bagay bagay. unang nagpakulot. tinatrato kong baby sister. tinatrato kong ate. masaya pag ineembrace ko siya. nagagaya ko na ang hand mannerisms sa pagbati. forever maayos ang hair. matiyagang magglitter. masyado masaya kaya pinapaalis ng kapitbahay. katangi-tanging nagpastraight. kinatatakutan ko dati. lumibot sa buong mundo except europe. dapat sininagan ng spotlight sa TRP. source ko ng tsismis. nakakatawa tingnan pag nagpapanic. forever prim and proper. buddy ko. magaling umakting bilang pusang gala. undecided pero decided na. semi-namesake ko. crush ata ng lahat. gumugulong gulong at nagpapakaslave for you. sana dati ko pa nakilala sa diliman.

wala lang. gusto ko lang kayo idescribe. hehe.

TNGWOT!

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ACADS

OS 206: marunong ka na ba magpalpate? percuss? paturo.

IDC 211.1: ang tataba at ang kukyut ng mga rats namin! sosyal ang diet nila. may “cheeseburger”, “soda”, at may pahabol pang “yakult”. πŸ™‚

IDC 202: ethics petiks. just kidding! uy marami akong natututunan dito. haha.

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BioDil Friends I miss you! Let’s bond again soon. πŸ˜€

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Habang Nakikinig kay Imogen Heap – Ellipse album

Although napakaganda ng boses ni IH, napaisip ako: wow, ngayon lang ulit ako na-bore. Ang weird na ng pakiramdam na walang ginagawa! Nai-transform na nga siguro ako ng med. Amazing! Sa totoo lang, marami na akong gustong i-blog simula June, kaso hindi ko na talaga nagawa dahil sa pag-aaral. Ngayong wala ng pending na gagawin, lost na rin ako.

(AY PLUGGING! Nood pala kayo ng Silver Screen sa Monday!)

Dahil wala nga akong maisip na topic, naisipan kong balikan ang aking baby blog. Baby kasi yun ang unang-una kong “footprint” sa online world. Nasimulan ko siya ng 2nd sem ng unang taon sa college. Sa pagkakaalam ko hindi pa toxic noon; nakayanan ko pa nga magtrain 3x a week sa CHK na inaabot ng 9 ng gabi. Kaya lagi ako napapagalitan pauwi. Heheh.

Pero sinabi na rin ng mga magulang ko na nung time na yun, alam ko naman kung gano ako magiging busy kaya (surprisingly) nakakayanan ko mag-aral for acads kahit late na sa gabi. Parang high-energy raw lagi. Tumaas pa GWA ko kesa previous sem. Amazing. Siguro nga kapag mas toxic ang schedule ko, mas gagawan ko ng paraan para magawa lahat ng kelangan gawin, kaya nag-iimprove. Kaya ko kaya iapply sa med? So far toxic nga ang 2nd sem ko given all the activities I’ve committed myself into, pero naeexcite na ko sa mga mangyayari!

(Silver Screen! Monday! Magpeperform ang MedChoir classmates!)

Kumusta naman ang med so far? Hmmmm. Sa acads, given naman na SOBRANG MAHIRAP SIYA. πŸ˜› Marami na kong natutunan, kailangan ko lang masiguradong maaalala ko siya lahat pagdating sa wards/boards. Enjoy ang lahat ng practical stuff, lalo na ang dissection (special shoutout to Nanay, our dear cad) at demo-returndemos.

Now for the non-acad stuff.. ang masasabi ko lang.. it’s been one hell of a ride. haha!

I guess everybody in our class will agree that this sem’s purpose is mainly for adjustment. Whether it might be adjusting to Manila “breeze” (pollution), to living away from home, to not having contact with family, to doing things your own way.. change was there and we all had to deal with it. I think all of us were able to do this; iba iba lang ang style..

(Silver Screen! For the Ondoy victims!)

Some realizations:
– I’m lucky to have roommates like Glai and Mae. πŸ™‚ Dami nilang dalang food e. :)) Joke lang. Oo na, kahit kayong dalawa na lang ang nagkakaintindihan, natutuwa pa rin ako sa inyo. Napupuwersa niyo ko mag-aral! Naiimpluwensiyahan niyo rin ako matulog. Heheh.
– I’m not as energetic as before. Duh! Nakakatulog ako sa class eh. Boo. Although minsan kasalanan ng lecturer heheh.
– First impressions don’t count… a lot. Marami na kong nakilalang friends sa class na tingin ko sa simula never kong makakausap/never akong kakausapin. Buti naman! πŸ™‚
– Affiliations shouldn’t count.. more so when class 2014 should come first. Friendships first, din.
– Don’t forget to nourish your spiritual life, na kailangang-kailangan para ma-neutralize ang katoxican ng med. This has put me back on track several times this sem.
– There’s no substitute for family. Sobrang na-miss ko sila this sem. Uwian kasi ako dati nung college. Hindi naman ako sobrang na-depress; alam ko namang isang text lang ang katapat nyan e. πŸ™‚
– There’s no substitute for home-cooked food. Oo na, ako na ang gutom. =)) After sampling almost all food establishments sa Rob, don’t you wish there was something more.. home-y?

(Silver Screen! Philamlife Theater, Monday night!)

More than adjustment, this sem was also all about self-discovery. Marami akong nagawa this sem na never kong naisip na magagawa ko. Wow.

(Silver Screeeeeen! 150 Pesos lang!)

Sa dami ng stressors sa buhay med, the best gift you can give yourself is gentleness.

If you fall, get up quickly, and learn from your mistake.

Forgive yourself and let yourself be happy.

If good things come, be grateful, and (still) learn from it.

As a future doctor, how can you heal others if you can’t heal your self, hindi ba?

How to Manipulate Gossip to Get Free Ice Cream

Warning: Do not attempt to do this on a not-so-close-friend, or someone who is not as persistent and curious about gossip. Do not abuse this ability. Haha! Or else you’ll lose friends.. and respect too. HAHA!

Disclaimer: I have informed all parties of the publication of this blogpost. Whoohoo! How fun.

Here goes:

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DORA: sinong bio classmate ang HINDI NA SINGLE?
DORA: haha
BOOTS: si AAAA?
DORA: hindi
BOOTS: OMG
BOOTS: bioclassmate/medclassmate?
DORA: bio
BOOTS: ohhh
BOOTS: si NNN?!
DORA: i won’t tell
DORA: hahaha
BOOTS: OMG
BOOTS: si NNN?!!?!!?
DORA: i won’t tell
BOOTS: WHY NOT?!
BOOTS: OH COME ON
DORA: i love it when you try
BOOTS: you like toying with me
BOOTS: sino nga?
DORA: my clue costs ONE FROZEN YOGURT
DORA: or any food item of similar value
DORA: =)
BOOTS: haynaku!
DORA: hahaha
DORA: πŸ˜„
DORA: the answer costs TWO FROZEN YOGURTS or any food item of similar value
DORA: TWO kasi isa sakin isa sa person in question
BOOTS: DORA….
BOOTS: similar value?
BOOTS: hahahaha
BOOTS: i’ll wash dishes na lang
DORA: that’s not similar value
DORA: you’ll have to wash 50 plates in 30 min πŸ˜„
BOOTS: haynaku
DORA: ba’t di mo na lang kasi tanungin
BOOTS: kanina pa kaya!
BOOTS: SINO?!?!?!?!?
DORA: hindi sakin
DORA: dun sa T.I.Q. (tao in question)
BOOTS: hahahaha
BOOTS: TIQ
BOOTS: ano ba yan
DORA: ikr
BOOTS: hmm
BOOTS: girl guy?
DORA: secret
BOOTS: haynaku
DORA: why is it you really have to know?
DORA: hmmm?
BOOTS: i don’t have to kno
BOOTS: i just hate not knowing
BOOTS: hahaha
DORA: awww
DORA: madali lang naman malaman eh
DORA: it just costs at least one fro-yo
DORA: n__________n
BOOTS: HAYNAKU
BOOTS: wala akong pera
DORA: or a food item of similar value
DORA: n_________________________n
DORA: hehe
DORA: inis n yan
BOOTS: hahahaha
BOOTS: ang kulit!
DORA: πŸ˜„
DORA: hindi kaya
BOOTS: haha
BOOTS: oo kaya
DORA: naHAWA lang ako saΒ  kakulitan mo
DORA: (get it?)
BOOTS: hahahaha
BOOTS: o na
DORA: bilis ah
DORA: nahulaan mo na?
BOOTS: HAWA…
BOOTS: no
BOOTS: hahaha
DORA: let’s see
DORA: ano nga ba ang mga nakakahawa?
BOOTS: TB
DORA: ang obvious ko na ha!
BOOTS: eh ako may TB eh!
BOOTS: single pa din ako
DORA: as if naman attracting factor yun
DORA: haha
DORA: h1n1?
BOOTS: ahhh
BOOTS: h1n1
BOOTS: hahaha
BOOTS: tapos?
BOOTS: swine?
BOOTS: mataba siya?
BOOTS: si XXXXXXX??!?!?
DORA: paalalahanan mo kong batukan kita when we meet again
DORA: as in
DORA: haha
BOOTS is typing a message.
BOOTS: eh wala na akong maisip na connection eh!
DORA: you’re OVERTHINKING
BOOTS: uhhh
BOOTS: di ko gets connection ng tao sa h1n1
BOOTS: hahaha
DORA: sinabi ko lang naman na h1n1 kasi nakakahawa un
DORA: that’s the main clue
BOOTS: uhhhh
BOOTS: uhhh
DORA: SEE? you’re overthinking! nyahaha
BOOTS: wala nga ako maisip eh
BOOTS: hahaha
BOOTS: i’m not thinking at all
DORA: deym
DORA: haha
DORA: daya binigyan na kita ng clue na free
DORA: haha
DORA: wag na lang frozen yogurt, DQ na lang πŸ˜„
DORA: DQ DQ DQ
BOOTS: WALA AKONG PERA
DORA: DQ?
DORA: πŸ˜„
DORA: hanggang kelan ka “walang pera”?
DORA: nyahaha
BOOTS: habang med
BOOTS: =))
DORA: harharhar
DORA: ako rin e
DORA: nyahaha!
DORA: sige, ice cream on a stick! wala pang 15 pesos yun sa grocery. ganun ako kabait.
DORA: πŸ˜„
BOOTS: hahhaa
BOOTS: fine fine
BOOTS: clue
BOOTS: i wanna guess
DORA: RED RIBBON
BOOTS: hahahaa
BOOTS: hindi ko magets
BOOTS: red ribbon
BOOTS: cake
BOOTS: who likes cake
BOOTS: si XXXXXXX?!
BOOTS: haha
DORA: anlaki naman ng galit mo kay XXXXXXX
BOOTS: more
DORA: siyempre pag mura ang ice cream mas obscure ang clue
BOOTS: you’re bored
DORA: (actually di nga masyado obscure eh)
DORA: you’re overthinking!
BOOTS: wala na
BOOTS: wala na akong maisip
BOOTS: hahahah
DORA: choco sundae! n____________n
BOOTS: clue ba yan?
BOOTS: o prize mo?
BOOTS: haha
DORA: hindi, prize!
BOOTS: hahaha
BOOTS: clue!
DORA: ONE DECEMBER
DORA: hoy BOOTS ang obvious na nyan
BOOTS: maybe for you!
BOOTS: one december
BOOTS: 1 12?
BOOTS: uhhh…
DORA: lemme recap!
DORA: nakakahawa-red ribbon-one december
DORA: nakakahawa
DORA: red ribbon
DORA: one december
DORA: hums *dora the explorer*
DORA: nakakahawa..
DORA: red ribbon..
DORA: one december!
BOOTS: am i just really stupid?
BOOTS: hahahahah
DORA: believe in yourself! kaya mo yan
DORA: nakakahawa..
DORA: red ribbon..
DORA: one december!
BOOTS: am i guessing for the name?
BOOTS: or the person?
DORA: secret!
BOOTS: aids?
DORA: WHEW!
DORA: TAGAL NAMAN!
DORA: NAPAGOD AKO
BOOTS: di ko alam kung ano yung red ribbon at one december
DORA: teka lang ah
BOOTS: sino?
BOOTS: si GGG!?!
DORA: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_AIDS_Day
DORA: karagdagang kaalaman
BOOTS: ahhh
DORA: upang ikaw ay maliwanagan
BOOTS: red ribbon
BOOTS: hahahahaha
BOOTS: gets
BOOTS: alam ko na yung red ribbon
BOOTS: siyempre inisip ko yung cake
DORA: siyempre gutom ka
DORA: haha!
BOOTS: sino?
BOOTS: hahaha
BOOTS: natuwa naman ako
DORA: wag mo na alamin kung sino, di mo naman kilala eh
DORA: haha!
BOOTS: aww
BOOTS: haha
BOOTS: RA?
BOOTS: hahaha
DORA: gally BOOTS
DORA: wag na tama na
DORA: i shall post this in my blog
DORA: πŸ˜„
BOOTS: hahahahahaha
BOOTS: fine fine
BOOTS: anywya
BOOTS: sige
BOOTS: ako’y matutulog na
BOOTS: napagod din ako dun
BOOTS: good night
DORA: good night!
DORA: yay ice cream!
DORA: whoohoo!
BOOTS: hahahah
DORA: good night
BOOTS: good night.

πŸ˜€

To BOOTS: bahala ka kung seseryosohin mo yung prizes ko! haha! Seriously, okay lang na hindi. Alam mo namang ang saya saya mong pagtripan and okay na ko dahil nagawa ko na ang misyon ko. Apir!