UST Hymn

UST’s been my home for almost 8 years nao yet to be totally honest, I don’t knoe how to sing the university’s hymn. LOL. I was actually shocked when we sang it before the Grand Conference last week wherein rare and interesting cases in the ward are presented to the department of OB-Gyn, and us medical clerks, as we present our cases, are confronted with questions of increasing difficulty until we cannot answer further.

Nao, we are tasked by the department to knoe the hymn by heart. Cos apparently, every Grand Conference starts with the pontifical university’s song.

God of all Nations
Merciful Lord of our Restless Being
Sweep with your Golden Lilies
This Fountain of Purest Light

Trace with the Sails of the Galleons
The Dream Beyond our Seeing
Touch with the Flames of your Kindness
The Gloom of our Darkest Night

Keep us in Beauty
And Truth and Virtues Impassioned Embrace
Ever your Valiant Legions
Imbued with Unending Grace.

Well actually, the last conference made me realize that there are a lot of tone-deaf physicians. LOL.

Clerkship Madness

Apparently, I am too busy to blog. If you’ve been following my blog ever since i-dunno-when-probably-ages, you likely knoe that I am currently assigned in the OB department. I knoe, right? That is, 2 months of speculum exams, IEs, NSDs, CSs, labor watchings, and everything else.

It sounds fun, right? But as of this moment, I feel so lame and practically stupid in every aspect. As if I didn’t study for 3 years in med school. And I am still not enjoying the job. There are still a lot of things that I really don’t knoe especially the department’s SOPs.

Let’s wait… Give me more time. Hopefully soon, OB’s no sweat at all.

Spending Wisely

This blog is not dead. Neither is the author. I am just prioritizing what are the most important and is spending my time wisely and in the best possible way.

Well, as some of you might already knoe, I am nearing to become a lifeless medical clerk. Did you knoe that medical clerks are the lowest life-form in terms of hierarchy of practitioners inside the hospital? In other words, medical clerks are slaves. So it just makes sense why I am not sooo excited about it, besides I already had my own share of toxic hospital experiences way back during MedTech internship.

And yes, we were only given 2 weeks to enjoy, relax and unwind before finally start hitting the hot, crowded and depressing wards. I cannot just waste this precious 2-week, right? So i made it to a point that I spend it in good quality with family and friends.

After the grossly fun and exciting trip to Boracay with friends in med school, I made sure that I spend the rest of my remaining free time with family and other friends. Talk about almost everyday trips and parties, e?

Friends in Pangasinan arranged some videoke night ala “inuman” with my dad, mom and siblings. What made it even more exciting was when dad offered the recently acquired indoor projector to be used as our videoke screen! Coolness! Even the myopics can surely read the lyrics!

Siblings and I watched our favorite movies that we DLed long before vacation started in a cinema-like screen with matching digital sound-surround. My room which became a pseudo-stockroom was nao converted into a micro-theater. Dad’s precious Boss double cubes and subwoofer were taken out of their boxes and wired up. I think he kinda liked what we did tho.

Mom arranged a trip to Subic. It was kinda “bitin” though cos the traffic going to Subic via SCTEX was sooo heavy and long and pathetic. It was terrible! The activities that should have done and enjoyed were wasted just sitting and iPod-ing in the car with a traffic that’s slowly moving like we were in a funeral service or some sorta like that. But Subic was awesome. It’s been a long time since the last time, I barely remembered the place.

In Subic, I happen to experience for the very first time go karting and also to witness numerous people do self-mortification. Our car ended up like a Dalmatian due to constant splashing and splattering of fake blood.

Bataan Map

Luckily, we successfully convinced dad that we further extend our Subic trip to Bataan and to finally visit Corregidor. So when I told him that I will drive, in no further ado's and more blah blahs and persuasions, he finally gave in. The trip was uber fun cos it pretty much came out as if it was a very spontaneous trip of some kind of a lunatic family. Imagine me driving and finding our way out of Subic going to Mariveles, Bataan with just a road map… and we didn’t even have any hotel reservations. Luckily, it turned out well and sound. Much better I guess cos we kinda accidentally found relatives(?). According to dad we were related. ROFL. But I was a little confused on how we actually were.

I had a great time in Corregidor Island. It was so historical and I learned a lot from our tour guide. Or maybe the real reason behind the enjoyment of knoeing facts about our history is that I didn’t like history at all especially when I was much younger. I actually felt so ignorant and stupid because my siblings knoe their history so much that they were able to relate well with what the guide were saying. I’m such a bajigiddy.

Corregidor

The family trip ended in Manila. What is my parents asked me to go straight to Trinoma mall right before I exit the NLEX?! I suppose, they knoe for a fact that Manilenyos are out to different vacation spots so the mall is almost empty. Brilliant idea to shop!

The remaining days include meeting friends, friends and more friends. I am free until Wednesday. That means, you can ask me to meet you up until Wednesday only. Hehehe.

That’s all for nao.

Must Love the Highway

In less than 24 hours, I’ll be back in Manila. On Monday morning, we will be attending my brother’s graduation ceremony in Manila Hotel as he receives his diploma in Pharmacy. Congrats dude! Burger!

Monday afternoon, we’ll be heading to Laguna for a sleep over at my Tita’s house and to pick my sister up who is currently having her first summer vacation ever with cousins without mom on her side. She’s a big girl nao. Yey!

On the following day, Tuesday, I need to drive back again to Manila to enroll myself for the nearing clerkship program. Our tuition fee is almost 200 freaking thousand pesos. Woah! I can’t believe it’s that expensive. My dad’s shocked on how I am spending a lot of money… lately. Tsk tsk tsk…

Wednesday, will be back in Pangasinan again and must prepare for our yearly family trip every holy week. Where? That’s still a secret I will never tell, just yet. Will write about it soon.

Immediately after the holy week ends, must be back to Manila to rest and prepare for clerkship. I dunno if I am going to be excited, nervous or what. What is OB-gyne as my first rotation?!

So currently, this is my song. Gawd! This is not a rest. It’s sooo tiring! Click click click! Enjoy.


Ventura Highway by America

Ebai’s Wheatgrass Juice

Wheatgrass according to “ate” who extracted the gooey wheatgrass juice is high in anti-oxidants which can help prevent cancer. Wow! Howkay… And weekly, my dad would always drop by the store just to order a glass of the greenish and weird looking juice. That’s how I got to knoe about it and he told me to try it. So today, I said yes! It’s time to try.

It’s not something that’s gonna kill me, so go!

wheatgrass

According to my mom, the juice is also offered in Salcedo Market and was recently featured in the TV but in Salcedo Market, it’s a shot glass per order. However, in Ebai’s, an order of this wheatgrass juice is one glassful size.

wheatgrass

It was said that there are 10 reasons why wheatgrass juice rejuvenates and is good for our body. It’s bcos…

  1. It is a life-sustaining complete food
  2. Rich in chlorophyll
  3. Loaded with antioxidant
  4. Stimulates the cellular repair and renewal
  5. Helps prevent cancer
  6. Assists in wound healing
  7. Good for internal cleansing
  8. Has potent anti-inflammatory action
  9. Good for deodorizer
  10. Great alkaline food

wheatgrass

So there you go! Better than glutathione… I suppose.

It actually looks gross, smells like the usual wild grass, and tastes like a pureed vegetable, a little bitter. Just drink it straight non-stop, until the bottom’s up. Easy, right?

Ebai’s Cafe and Pastries in Baguio City is located near the Narda’s Weaving Arts Crafts and Antiques that sells quality souvenir and Pasalubong items.

Bora Cinco – Extremes and Parfait

As of this typing, I am back in the surreal world of Manila. Since I wasn’t able to real-time update you guys about the trip in spite of me bringing the lappie, let me make a continuum of that.

I definitely wanted to make updates as frequent as possible but since Boracay is just oh-so good, I cannot manage to stay long enough in the hotel room to type and give updates so often.

On our second day, we tried almost all the activities in the island from the most lax to the most extreme. At 10:30 in the morning we were all in our ATVs up to Mount Luho. The scenery was outstanding and the summer breeze felt so good in the skin. What’s more fun than 12 friends racing their ATVs e? Some of us even lost tracks, bumped at the rears, thongs slipped, and almost thrown out of the seats. ROFL. And we ate dusts. LOL.

ATV

After the visit in Mount Luho, we headed to our free lunch. At siesta, I sunbathed in the beach front while the others slept their asses off in their respective rooms. So my bestfriends during those idle times were G.G. Marquez and my iPod… And the beach of course. I lurv the water in Bora.

Jet Skiing is where I enjoyed the most. It was scary and fun all at the same time cos at that moment, the waves were questionably and enormously higher than the usual bora-waves… so when we tried to go against it in like really fast speed, it felt like the jetski would skid or something like that. But nothing bad really happened. Which is a good thing, right?

Banana Boat and Fly Fish were our next activities. D*mn, I was too tired though after the Banana Boat ride so I skipped the Fly Fish which was based on my observation, way too “funner” than the Banana Boat. Over-all? 5-stars!

Camille’s dad invited us over in their condo unit in Station 1 after our adrenalin-filled day. Of course there were food and food and food and beers. And videoke on a projected screen. In the condo’s roof-top. It was so luxurious knowing that the Zobel-Ayalas and the Conjuancos also own houses within the area. Do you want to own a condo unit in Station 1? Beep me.

Back in the hotel room, we had never-ending desserts then I received this message…

Regency

There I came to realize that it was our last night in the island.

Then there came the barfing. Which made it perfect. ROFL.