Monday, April 24, 2006

summer fun

from april 19 to 22, my family and i disappeared from the face of the earth. kidding. actually, we went to panglao island and stayed in bohol beach club. like boracay, panglao has miles of white sand and the clearest, bluest sea. unlike boracay, there was no crowd.

day 1: waiting for our plane was a nightmare. we came hours early just in case. as it turned out, we didn't need to. our flight was doomed to be delayed anyway. from 7:30 am to 1:00 pm, i amused myself by draining my ipod's battery, eating my second breakfast for the day and counting the number of flip flops worn by the endless sea of passengers. we did make it to bohol (eventually), but because of the hours worth of waiting, i fell asleep before enjoying the beach.

day 2: we took a tour of the very old churches of bohol, tarsiers, the chocolate hills, a butterfly sanctuary, and ate lunch while cruising the loboc river. that afternoon, my mom and i finally hit the beach. finally. :)

day 3: exhausted. i stayed in the room the entire day.

day 4: before leaving for manila, my dad and i tried out their pool. it wasn't anything special. :P


sunrise at panglao island

did you know that tarsiers commit suicide if they're unhappy? :(

the not-so-chocolate hills

if you ignore that weird girl in yellow, you'll see that panglao beach really is as gorgeous as i say it is. ;)

verse for the day:
then God said (to man and woman), "I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. they will be yours for food. and to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds of the air and all the creatures that move on the ground—everything that has the breath of life in it—I give every green plant for food." and it was so. [genesis 1:29-30]

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

when things just don't go your way

ang hirap palang magpigil ng luha nang dalawang oras. pero mas mahirap yatang umiyak nang isang oras lang.

bad day (daniel powter)

where is the moment we needed the most
you kick up the leaves and the magic is lost
they tell me your blue skies fade to grey
they tell me your passion's gone away
and I don't need no carryin' on

you stand in the line just to hit a new low
you're faking a smile with the coffee to go
you tell me your life's been way off line
you're falling to pieces everytime
ynd I don't need no carryin' on

cause you had a bad day
you're taking one down
you sing a sad song just to turn it around
you say you don't know
you tell me don't lie
you work at a smile and you go for a ride
you had a bad day
the camera don't lie
you're coming back down and you really don't mind
you had a bad day
you had a bad day

well you need a blue sky holiday
the point is they laugh at what you say
and I don't need no carryin' on


sometimes the system goes on the blink
and the whole thing turns out wrong
you might not make it back and you know
that you could be well oh that strong
and I'm not wrong

so where is the passion when you need it the most
oh you and I
you kick up the leaves and the magic is lost


you had a bad day

and i pray that was all it was - a bad day.

verse for the day:
"do not let your hearts be troubled. trust in God." [john 14:1]

Thursday, April 06, 2006


this week on american idol, the theme was country music. yuck. everyone sucked. and because everyone sucked, america decided to vote out mandisa. i guess that's one less reason to watch idol - aside from bucky, that sad excuse for a man everyone calls "ace", and katharine who i don't really like because she's terribly overrated. :(

star also aired the pilot episode of grey's anatomy. it's a drama-filled version of scrubs. the series follows the misadventures of a group of interns in seattle grace hospital. they make friends, backstab, heal, kill and sleep around. it's so twisted, you'd never believe it's real. but i loved it! i loved it because despite the protagonist's flaws, she is so compassionate. she's an intern who doesn't earn any money from what she's doing, goes on 72-hour duties, gets humiliated on a daily basis, and yet, she can still feel for her patients. amazing.

verse for the day:
"teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?" Jesus replied: " 'love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.' this is the first and greatest commandment. and the second is like it: 'love your neighbor as yourself.'" [matthew 22:36-39]

Monday, April 03, 2006

15 *important* things i learned in med school

1. one can pass an exam without ever reading the book/s.
2. it's possible to take 3 exams in one week without any sleep and pass all of them.
3. a med student being can survive without coffee. (i'm serious!)
4. it is possible to keep a snow-white uniform free of any kind of dirt even after running around in PGH.
5. failing an exam actually helps to ace (or at least do well in) the subject.
6. doctors *cough* obstetricians *cough* can be very nasty creatures.
7. screw those who say that crying is for weaklings. obviously, they never went to med school.
8. the human body is a freaking piece of art. O_o
9. there is nothing (and i mean nothing) more painful than giving birth. guys should worship women for the stuff we go through.
10. taking down notes helps.
11. it's possible to always be on time whether it's a 7:00 am lecture or 7:30 am wardwork after an all-nighter. (i'll never understand why people are always late >.<)
12. stress is baaaaaaaad...
13. nothing compares to the goodness of eating lots of chocolate after a neuro exam.
14. nobody can survive med school without friends.
15. the next few years of med school will be much harder, but there is absolutely no reason to fear. :)

verse for the day:
"for nothing is impossible with God." [luke 1:37]