HAPPY NEW YEAR!

I can’t believe I’m posting my greeting late. Haha! But believe me: I’ll put more effort in being a more punctual person this year. I spent new year in Hong Kong, watching some spectacular fireworks. How about you? Hope your New Year’s Eve was just as good! (Unfortunately we can’t say the same for Ms. Mariah…

College Graduation!!!

Well here’s a long overdue post. Last May? 2016, I graduated from college with a Bachelor’s Science in Biology. I’d like to thank my mother, fam, friends, thesis partner, professors and the UP Manila community at large. And, of course, the Filipino people. I didn’t post about it so much because it wasn’t the end-all…

Australia 2016: #LifeDownUnder

AUSTRALIA. What can I say? From efficient transportation to a hint of the great wild, everything’s within reach when you’re in the Land Down Under. I love both Melbourne and Sydney (with Melbourne taking the lead). It’s easy to go around either city, and there’s no end to the attractions you can go to. You…

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Hello! It’s been a lifetime since I last updated this blog. To be fair, med school feels like a lifetime ago as well (happy to note I passed all my modules!). This holiday break is doing wonders for my physical, emotional and mental health. Since 2017 is fast approaching, I’m thinking of cramming (ha!) the last…

Kracie Food IS CRAZY (and it’s the future!?)

The future is already here. We just don’t know it because the instructions are in Japanese!!! I’m talking about the culinary wonder that is Kracie’s Popin’Cookin’ and Happy Kitchen Sets. You might not have heard of them (I certainly haven’t), but it’s amazing. Since I don’t think I can do the products justice, watch this 6-minute video for some context…

Sunday Mass: How to Forgive

I liked the homily last Sunday for its relevance. I liked it so much I transcribed it (with liberal use of paraphrasing and translation). Let me share the homily to you. Christian Forgiveness If a neighbor of yours scammed you out of 100,000 pesos, what would you do to forgive them? You might say, “I’ll…

I am furious: #MarcosBurial

I.  that the soul of one person has been desecrated to dust should call to arms a nation’s heart and set fire to a world of sorrow but here we remain, the whole world burned. the grass is razed and the trees are fallen. there is no more fruit, there will be no more gain….

we may not have won tonight

Animals cannot be evil because they do not know what it means to be evil. But we do. And as humanity we have long ago decided to know evil: to understand it intimately, to measure its extent, to judge its worth. To deny. In this manner we have become creatures capable of ethical choice. This 2016, we have collectively…

Productivity Check

I tried to art my way through studying the back and lower extremities. I got the art part down; the anatomy, not so much. More notes! Earlier this month, I blogged about my feels over the intersection of Anatomy and Art. This is just more of the same. With more ink. When we get to internal organs next…

Anatomy and Art

All the same. Then: Figure Drawing (2012) Now: Clinical Anatomy (2016)

ASMPH MD/MBA: 3 Modules In

Finding the time to write is difficult when life itself outpaces the speed of my thoughts. But this last week’s dermatology submodule gave us all in YL5 some much needed respite, so I think I can try my hands at updating this blog. Also, we’ll be properly dissecting our cadavers tomorrow, and that means I’ll…

We crawl under our burdens for so long, with the things we carry in secret –but not. Raw, exposed, and undeniable, and denied. I will look back at this and remember that I survived.