Stumbled upon this British mini-series (4 episodes) starring Daniel Radcliffe and John Hamm on eztv, obviously drawn by the title. 🙂 Radcliffe plays a young bright doctor from the Imperial School of Medicine and Dentistry, recently graduated top of his class, assigned to virtually the middle of nowhere. The series is actually based from the novel “A Country Doctor’s Notebook” by Mikhail Bulgakov. I found myself laughing at the challenges the young doctor (I loved the way the characters say Dock-ter with such authority! Gotta love the Russian accent.) faced running a hospital on his own. It very much reminded me of the Philippines’ Doctors to the Barrios Program. Same concept but with no snow.
Yes, sa dami ng mga pangyayari sa med, ito na ang kelangan ko talaga i-blog.
Grade four ako ng simulang lumabo ang paningin ko. Tingin ko namana ko siya sa nanay at tatay ko. Progressive myopia /nearsightedness ang mayroon ako, at mabilis tumaas ang grado ko hanggang ngayon. 3.75 parehong mata. 😄
Ngayon ko lang naisipang magcontacts dahil
- Parang uso siya sa class. 😄 Or naaastigan lang ako kina Tin C at Anne at Mara na beterano na sa contacts. Cool nga yung may kulay eh. Hehe.
- LadyMed. Oo. Mahirap kasi magshades na may salamin. Hindi rin masyado threatening ang bad-ass Minaden backup dancer na may salamin. Tingin ko lang naman.
- Ayoko na magpakaalipin sa eyeglasses. Sa contacts naman para maiba.
- Super curious ako sa itsura ko na walang salamin. Siyempre dapat alam ko yun kasi inaalis ko naman yun bago matulog, pero kung ano man ang nakikita ko, malabo. Hehe.
- Super curious din ako sa magiging reaksyon ng mga taong sanay na sa four-eyed Margie. That includes my family. HAHA!
“Sigurado ka ba talagang gusto mo magcontacts?” sabi ni Ate last week, pero desidido na ko. Kaso ang hirap pala maglagay nun! Halos mawalan na ng pasensya yung ophtha sa kakaturo sakin ng tamang paglagay. Pero nung nasuot ko na pareho (finally), wow, iba talaga. Worth it.
Ang swerte ng mga taong perfect ang vision. Ang ganda ng mundo. 🙂 Kapag naka-eyeglasses kasi, malinaw lang ang mga bagay na diretsong nasa harap ng mata mo. Pag naka-contacts, malinaw din ang periphery. So naaastigan talaga ako.
After ten years of wearing frames over my nose, siyempre andun pa rin yung mga mannerisms ko. Sometimes I still touch the bridge of my nose whenever I need to focus on something. Haha. At naninibago ako kapag umaambon, walang raindrops na gumagambala sa paningin ko. Haha! No more need to wipe. And finally, nakapagshades ako kagabi sa ladymed at nakita ko ang pinupuntahan ko. 😄
So how did they react? Well, si ate naninibago. Si mum and dad rin. Si ambe, ewan. Haha. Si glai at mae, hindi nahalatang nagcocontacts ako pagbalik ng manila (“Margie isuot mo na nga yung salamin mo, hindi ako sanay!!- Glai). Ayos naman daw sabi ng iba. Nakakapanibago, pero positive naman ang effect (nabawasan ang pagkanerd, nice eyes daw, etc etc). Salamat sa compliments!
Susulitin ko na tong contacts. 2 months ang itatagal nitong pair. Afterwards, tingnan natin kung itutuloy ko na. Should I?
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.
DORA: sinong bio classmate ang HINDI NA SINGLE?
BOOTS: si AAAA?
BOOTS: si NNN?!
DORA: i won’t tell
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: the answer costs TWO FROZEN YOGURTS or any food item of similar value
DORA: TWO kasi isa sakin isa sa person in question
BOOTS: similar value?
BOOTS: i’ll wash dishes na lang
DORA: that’s not similar value
DORA: you’ll have to wash 50 plates in 30 min 😄
DORA: ba’t di mo na lang kasi tanungin
BOOTS: kanina pa kaya!
DORA: hindi sakin
DORA: dun sa T.I.Q. (tao in question)
BOOTS: ano ba yan
BOOTS: girl guy?
DORA: why is it you really have to know?
BOOTS: i don’t have to kno
BOOTS: i just hate not knowing
DORA: madali lang naman malaman eh
DORA: it just costs at least one fro-yo
BOOTS: wala akong pera
DORA: or a food item of similar value
DORA: inis n yan
BOOTS: ang kulit!
DORA: hindi kaya
BOOTS: oo kaya
DORA: naHAWA lang ako sa kakulitan mo
DORA: (get it?)
BOOTS: o na
DORA: bilis ah
DORA: nahulaan mo na?
DORA: let’s see
DORA: ano nga ba ang mga nakakahawa?
DORA: ang obvious ko na ha!
BOOTS: eh ako may TB eh!
BOOTS: single pa din ako
DORA: as if naman attracting factor yun
BOOTS: mataba siya?
BOOTS: si XXXXXXX??!?!?
DORA: paalalahanan mo kong batukan kita when we meet again
DORA: as in
BOOTS is typing a message.
BOOTS: eh wala na akong maisip na connection eh!
DORA: you’re OVERTHINKING
BOOTS: di ko gets connection ng tao sa h1n1
DORA: sinabi ko lang naman na h1n1 kasi nakakahawa un
DORA: that’s the main clue
DORA: SEE? you’re overthinking! nyahaha
BOOTS: wala nga ako maisip eh
BOOTS: i’m not thinking at all
DORA: daya binigyan na kita ng clue na free
DORA: wag na lang frozen yogurt, DQ na lang 😄
DORA: DQ DQ DQ
BOOTS: WALA AKONG PERA
DORA: hanggang kelan ka “walang pera”?
BOOTS: habang med
DORA: ako rin e
DORA: sige, ice cream on a stick! wala pang 15 pesos yun sa grocery. ganun ako kabait.
BOOTS: fine fine
BOOTS: i wanna guess
DORA: RED RIBBON
BOOTS: hindi ko magets
BOOTS: red ribbon
BOOTS: who likes cake
BOOTS: si XXXXXXX?!
DORA: anlaki naman ng galit mo kay XXXXXXX
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
DORA: choco sundae! n____________n
BOOTS: clue ba yan?
BOOTS: o prize mo?
DORA: hindi, prize!
DORA: ONE DECEMBER
DORA: hoy BOOTS ang obvious na nyan
BOOTS: maybe for you!
BOOTS: one december
BOOTS: 1 12?
DORA: lemme recap!
DORA: nakakahawa-red ribbon-one december
DORA: red ribbon
DORA: one december
DORA: hums *dora the explorer*
DORA: red ribbon..
DORA: one december!
BOOTS: am i just really stupid?
DORA: believe in yourself! kaya mo yan
DORA: red ribbon..
DORA: one december!
BOOTS: am i guessing for the name?
BOOTS: or the person?
DORA: TAGAL NAMAN!
DORA: NAPAGOD AKO
BOOTS: di ko alam kung ano yung red ribbon at one december
DORA: teka lang ah
BOOTS: si GGG!?!
DORA: karagdagang kaalaman
DORA: upang ikaw ay maliwanagan
BOOTS: red ribbon
BOOTS: alam ko na yung red ribbon
BOOTS: siyempre inisip ko yung cake
DORA: siyempre gutom ka
BOOTS: natuwa naman ako
DORA: wag mo na alamin kung sino, di mo naman kilala eh
DORA: gally BOOTS
DORA: wag na tama na
DORA: i shall post this in my blog
BOOTS: fine fine
BOOTS: ako’y matutulog na
BOOTS: napagod din ako dun
BOOTS: good night
DORA: good night!
DORA: yay ice cream!
DORA: good night
BOOTS: good night.
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!
WHO: me (ME), my mum (MUM)
WHEN: ngayon, kani-kanina lang
WHY: I don’t know
MUM (enters room with a stash of stuff)
O Gi, pili ka. Pink o black?
Huh? What’s that?
MUM (hides stuff)
Basta pili ka muna! Pink no? Sige pink
MUM brings out a pink baller-band like thingy, with a label that says “Anion Health Bracelet”
Hahaha! Anong gagawin ko dito?
Suotin mo! Tanggalin mo lang pag maliligo ka
Ayos to! Dali dali itest mo ko
MUM is wearing a yellow version of the same baller band thingy, apparently
MUM holds my hand and pulls it downward.. and I become confused
Ano dapat mangyari?
MUM (pulls down harder)
I try to maintain my posture. Apparently MUM is trying to pull me down in spite of my resistance.. but she couldn’t
Tapos? Ano dapat mangyari?? Haha
MUM gets frustrated but still laughs
Basta it worked kay Dad! Haha!
MUM leaves the room.
Bigay mo kay ate yung black ah! 🙂
MUM goes back
Suotin mo yan ah! 1500 isa nyan n_________n
Sabi sa flyer:
For years researchers have advised consuming more alkaline foods (ie vegetables and some fruits with a higher pH) is beneficial to your health…What is the cause of Acidosis of the blood? Essentially it comes as a result of the loss of electrons… The more Negatively Charged Electric Ions there are in the blood, the more efficient the cell’s metabolic process.
.. to all my family and friends who greeted me a happy birthday!
.. sa mga nakasama kong ka-bio for lunch – jopi, mae, giz, dee, jen, moms, abby, bet, jk, roni – na hindi ko alam na mga KASABWAT in one way or another
.. my buddies darryl and jevic, na akala ko hindi naalala birthday ko
.. you who thought it all up 😀 (you know who you are!)
I love surprises talaga! Thank you all for making it one of the best surprise thingys yet! HAHAHA
[NOTE: Ayaw niyo ba ishare sakin kung pano niyo naplano yun? Sige na! Curious ako.]
Naranasan mo bang mangaroling nung bata ka pa?
Naalala ko kasi, lagi naming ginagawa yan kasama ng mga kababata ko na ka-edad ko rin (more or less). Si Kim, Jamie (na boy, not girl :P), Carlo, Jeremy, Casey, Ivy, Ylleana… pati na rin yung ‘younger generation’ kasama si Ambe (my brother) and his posse (puro girls), madalas nagsisimulang mangaroling kapag simula na ng December.
Our typical jingle as soon as we reach each house would always go like this:
Sa maybahay ang aming bati
Meri krisMAS na maluwalhati
Ang pag-ibig ang siyang naghari
Araw araw ay MAGIGING PASKO LAGI!!
Ang sanhi PO ng pagpariTO
Hihingi PO ng aguinal-DO
Kung sakaling kami’y perwiSYO
Pasensya na kayo, kami’y namamasko(Walang pause)WEWISHU a Meri Krismas
We WISHU a Meri Krismas
We WISHU a Meri Krismas
En a hapi nuYIIIR
BAgo sumapit ang PASko
Namimili ang Mami KO
ng mga PANREGALO
At itong aking Dadi
gumagawa ng KRISMASTRI
sasabitan ko naman
ng mga laruan at mga KENDI
At this point, dapat may lalabas na ng bahay para magbigay ng barya samin. Dahil dun lang naman kami sa subdivision namin nangangaroling, at kilala naman kami ng mga tao dun, lagi kaming may nakukuhang aguinaldo. HAHAHA! (Bawal kami lumabas ng subdivision)
Tenkyu beri much tenkyu!
Ambabait ninyo tenkyu!
Pero may mga pagkakataon din na may mga naubusan na ng pera, o tinatamad pumunta sa may pinto, o ayaw sa mga bata.. wala pa kami sa pangalawang linya ng kanta namin sasabihin na PATAWAAAAD! kaya naman sagot namin sa kanila
AmBABARAT ninyo tenkyu!
Matatapos kami mangaroling ng mga 7-730 ng gabi. Nung mga panahong iyon, ayos na ang mga 60+ pesos na paghati-hatian namin para sa isang session ng pangangaroling. Siyempre, gagastusin agad namin sa tindahan ni Ate Divine (Ate Devine) ng chichiria at softdrinks.
Bakit nga ba kami nangangaroling nun?
1. Excuse yun para makalabas ng bahay sa gabi.
2. Makakalaro with kababata friends!
4. Makakain ng chichiria and softdrinks with our money.
5. Para maisahan yung mga kalaban namin sa pangangaroling – yung mga outsiders na bata na nakatira sa labas ng subdivision! Inuunahan namin sila para samin mapunta yung pera. Patalbugan pa sa musical instruments. Sila tansan, kami real toy tambourine. Childhood yabang days. Hahahaha! Take that, losers! HAHAHA. ;P
Ngayong lumipat na kami ng subdivision at lumaki na kaming magkakaibigan, siyempre wala nang masyadong nangangaroling. Dito sa may tinitirahan namin ngayon bawal mangaroling ang kahit sino na hindi nagpapaalam sa presidente ng asosasyon. Kaya siguro minsan hindi ko maramdaman ang Christmas spirit dito.. walang makukulit na bata eh.
Marami ring rumaraket ngayong mga ‘grown-ups’ na nangangaroling tapos bibigyan ka na ng sobre kasi inaasahan nilang magbibigay ka.. Nakakawalang gana kaya bigyan yung mga ganun.. 😛 Yung iba nga di na kumakanta eh! Yung kartero na nagdedeliver ng Reader’s Digest dito, namimigay lang ng sobre tapos kukunin na lang nya sa susunod pag may pera na. Ano ba yan!
Christmas is for the children. 🙂
c/o Euni and I (thanks Google Docs! *thumbs up*)
special thanks to moms for the initial writeup!
Dimly lit creepy hallways, animals in jars, cabinets filled with plastic-clad bodies, and strangely scented rooms – these are just a few of the things every single Bio senior have learned to love. The many years of residing within the walls of Pav4 and the IB Main Building have definitely rubbed off on the latest batch of graduating Bio majors, from their relatively conservative ways of clothing (no uber-short-short-OMG-short shorts here!) to the biological jargon they utilize in their everyday conversations (“oh my, not another wees-wass bird!”, “na-contaminate yung callus ko!”, “gotta go, magga-gavage pa ko!”, “Oh no, nag-rigor mortis na! Bilis! ATP!”, “Sir F! Sir Q! Sir A! Ma’am U! Ma’am B!, Ma’am RRR!”, “132, 122, 140, 160, 200?! Magpapakamatay ka ba, friend?”). For biology is definitely not just a detached body of knowledge, it is a way of life, and batch 2009 has embraced it to the fullest.
All Science majors are seen as out-of-this-world in terms of intellectual capacity, and today’s Ka-Bios are no exception. However, they differ significantly as they are as diverse as the number of taxonomic groups that exist on Earth. All are biologists, but many stand out as artists, dancers, musicians, debaters, goddesses, impersonators, DJs, fitness trainers, philosophers, singers, LCD technicians, comedians, eventologists, hosts and hostesses, photographers, or some other alter ego. Still, all these groups miraculously blend well together to create one big party at the IB Lobby during common breaktimes. Once the serious acad mode is over, Ka-Bios are often seen still hanging out at the Lobby – eating, chatting, jamming with a guitar, gossiping, and just having fun. We deserve it, you know!
Aside from dichotomous keys, Munsell color charts, chromosomal aberrations, flora, muscle OIAs, and hemolytic points, the most important things a Bio major learns inside IB are those that don’t come from books. It is within these four years that their every single breaking point has been tested. They learned the true meaning of patience, resourcefulness, flexibility, diligence, and camaraderie. Their keen sense of observation coupled with a genuine appreciation for every single living organism, even those that may seem gross, are the best tools one can have at a time where everything seems fast-paced and superficial. It is in these particular aspects that this batch of seniors truly shine. The treacherous road towards a Biology major’s graduation demonstrated natural selection in action, reducing the batch’s number from 89 to 58, ensuring that only the fittest survive, ultimately making them one of the treasured endemic species of the country.
Step 1: Find out the dates of the midterm and final then mark them on your brand new dry-erase calendar (don’t forget to circle them in red!) and highlight them in your syllabus just to show yourself how prepared you are. This year is going to be different — this year, you’re going to study!
Step 2: Spend the next 3 months in a drunken stupor. Forget about the class until two days before the exam.
Step 3: Oh shit
Step 4: Check out the course website to see how much the exam is worth.
Step 5: Oh shit, that’s a lot
Step 6: Formulate unrealistic expectations about how much you’re going to study in the next 48 hours. My personal favorite is to claim that missing class was no big deal because I’m just gonna read the entire 500+ page textbook in one night to get me up to speed.
Step 7: Spend an hour or two looking at the course website to find out what’s actually being tested. Make up a detailed study guide that budgets your time accordingly. Take a 45 minute break to reward yourself for being so productive.
Step 8: All right, let’s do this! Study the earliest material with a thirst for learning that would shame even Einstein. Spend two hours digesting every minute piece of information from the first lecture and be sure to make detailed study notes and practice questions for yourself. This is going to be a piece of cake!
Step 9: Watch your resolve slowly slip away. Make an elaborate snack. When your friends ask you why you’re not cramming even though your exam is tomorrow, tell them how easy the course is and that you’re just getting some “study fuel”.
Step 10: Come back and take a look at the next month’s work of course material. As your discipline slips, take less and less notes and stumble around Wikipedia seeing how fast you can get to the article on Adolf Hitler from the Functional Genomics page only by clicking embedded links.
Step 11: Completely ignore the last 2 weeks of class material. After all, that’s fresh in your memory.
Step 12: Once you finally reach the end of your required reading (many, many hours later) begin the lengthy rationalization process (for best results, this should be done in “study” groups).
Step 11: Rationalize not studying more because you’ve already looked at everything.
Step 12: Rationalize not studying more because it’s an easy course.
Step 13: Rationalize not studying more because you’re a shining diamond of intelligence compared to the other neophytes in your class and if you do badly, EVERYONE will do badly.
Step 14: Rationalize not studying more because it’s not worth that much anyway.
Step 15: When your friends invite you out to do something, say you have to study for your exam. Instead, watch 4 hours of Flight of the Conchords on SurfTheChannel.
Step 16: On the eve of the exam, repent your sloth-like laziness before you go to sleep and vow to wake up early to study some more.
Step 17: Snooze your alarm a couple times. The exam isn’t until 1:30 anyway.
Step 18: Waste your time on mundane details only vaguely related to the exam. Tried and true winners include spending 2 hours trying to find a #2 pencil for your Scantron sheet and trying to guess what the bonus question will be based on jokes the prof has made in class.
Step 19: Walk to your exam room full of false confidence. Meet up with your friends while you wait outside. Repeat rationalization process (steps 11-14).
Step 20: Write the exam.
Step 21: Holy shit
Step 22: Hand in the exam and kick yourself for not studying enough. Resolve to ace every exam from here on out.
Step 23: Receive mark of C+. Shrug your shoulders and say, “Eh, coulda been worse”.
Step 24: Repeat steps 1-23 forty times between freshman and senior year.
I woke up at around 6.45, 15 minutes after I was supposed to leave home for my 7.30 class.