I have been having the worst feelings in the world recently. I know and I'm aware how I am very prone to having thoughts of being unwanted, unloved and unimportant. But this time I don't think it's just me overthinking. It seems to me that people don't really understand me, and most of the time, … Continue reading least.
For some reason, I never skip the first chapter or the preface of my medical textbooks (hello bookworms). I don't mind skipping chapter 9, chapter 57, or even chapter 120 as long as I have read and understood the first precious pages. You'll be amazed why. Chapter 1 (or in some textbooks th9e Preface) discuss … Continue reading Chapter 1
Let me get something straight. I am a productivity geek --- or at least I used to be. But I have an issue, a desk issue. I can't and will not function well without a properly organized desk. My productivity, my creativity and even my thinking depends almost entirely on my desk. My current desk … Continue reading Desk Matters
Window seat. As always. I made sure I finished my online check-in before I went to sleep last night. My flight's at 7 AM, first of the day. With @flypal as always. I didn't want to go yet. Not a part of me was ready for anything today. As an incoming 3rd year medical student, … Continue reading Back to…well, reality
Cheers for the gallons of coffee I've consumed this school year! Most people say that 2nd year is the most difficult year in medical school. While some say that Medtechs have an edge because most subjects are basic Medical Technology courses. Well, these are both true (at least for me). But right now it doesn't … Continue reading Year 2, Done!
In my Bible reading tonight, one particular truth impressed me. In Exodus 35 it mentions about how the Israelites' hearts were stirred and their spirits were moved after Moses called out for help in building the temple. Moses did not say they "must" bring this and that. All he said was "all who are … Continue reading When the Heart is Stirred and the Spirit is Moved
Was there a time in your life when you wished a day would last for more than 24 hours? There were too many items on your to-do-list that you feel so guilty getting a nap or just spending a little longer time enjoying your meal. Years ago, I read Stephen Covey's book 7 Habits of … Continue reading Working on My Backlogs
Last March, on my birthday, my sweetheart gave me a book I really wanted to have for so long. I have seen it from many study bloggers I follow on Instagram. I always encounter it on the best-seller section on my favorite bookstores. I overheard it from a TED Talk that I haven't actually watched … Continue reading G R I T
I officially waved goodbye to being a freshman medical student last week with an ironic feeling between let's-celebrate-this-a-huge-accomplishment and wait-you-are-just-on-the-first-step-of-a-hundred-step-ladder. Nevertheless, I can't deny the fact that I am really happy I survived year one alive (that was a year of torment with biochemistry garnished with anatomy and physiology). I had my fair share of … Continue reading Year 1, Done!
In the process of becoming a doctor, a healer, we often forget that we are humans too who need the same care that we provide. Often times, we indulge too much in studying to become "the doctor" that at some point we get sick and become "the patient". The same is true for every other … Continue reading The Irony of Being a Health-Care Professional
I entered medical school as a fresh university graduate steaming with life and dream. I could say with my own standards that I was prepared well by the academe, by the church and by my self-pep talk for the next season I had to weather. The cry of my heart was to bloom where I was planted and the song of my spirit was, “Lord, here I am use me; send me for your glory.” I was fully aware of my purpose. But later on I would come to realize that to live it out was a different territory.
It didn’t take long since I had a step in to medicine, that I was thieved of enthusiasm and excellence. I was trapped in an endless cycle of pressure, faithlessness and grace. Thankfully, the Father always had a way of rescuing before I was won over by the system. I woke…
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I can't remember when it all began. But I am a different person now. I have grown. Fair enough to say, I have matured. A year ago, I began my quest for excellence which stirred up this innate desire of continually growing and learning --- never becoming content of what I already know or what … Continue reading On Being 22
I am not saying that you shouldn't aim for a high NMAT score. To be honest, I want you to excel. But I also want you to know that when you get that high score you aimed for, it is not a guarantee for success in your medical career. I have known many with NMAT … Continue reading A High NMAT Score Does Not Guarantee Success as A Medical Student
What is in this planner that people go crazy about? Well, to be honest I am one of those people. And I have no idea why I am crazy about it. Strange, yeah? This is my second Starbucks planner and I must say last year's was indeed worth it! In this blog post, I'd like … Continue reading Is the 2018 Starbucks Planner Worth It?
How can I be an effective health care giver if I myself can't take care of myself and is sickly? This is what I always tell myself. That is why I've been trying my best to minimize health compromises as I keep my academics a priority. You know, what makes medical school really hard is … Continue reading #MedSchoolSurvivalSeries SELF-CARE
I am still in awe that the first semester is already over! A few months back, I have been blogging about my uncertainties regarding medschool but here I am now---grateful and satisfied for the tough times I had during my first five months in med. Because of that, I decided to create MedSchool Survival Series with this … Continue reading #MedSchoolSurvivalSeries STUDY HABITS
"Pagod na ako" is a phrase I've been trying so hard to keep out of my mind. I have this belief that you will become whatever you tell yourself so I've been doing a lot of self-motivation and been refraining from any self-inflicted negative vibes. It's almost the end of my first semester in medical … Continue reading Where Do You Go For Strength?
Hello BuJo junkies! Here's an overview of my November BuJo Layout. I decided to put this quote because November will be a very busy and challenging month for me. We are almost done with the first semester and that means lots of exams to take. I need to constantly remind myself that there is always … Continue reading November Bullet Journal Overview
First things first. I go to 7-Eleven everyday. Like, everyday EVERYDAY (except for weekends when I go somewhere else). But on a regular basis, my day isn't complete without visiting that well-known convenient store in the Philippines which you can find in almost every corner of the street. October 26, 2017 | 03:30 pm I … Continue reading The Day 7-Eleven Ran Out of Pineapple Juice
I began my 28-day study plan on the book of Proverbs from She Reads Truth last week and I am on my fourth day today. My reading was focused on Proverbs 4:1-7 which was headlined with Get Wisdom at Any Cost. Verses 6 to 7 say: Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you; love her, … Continue reading Get Wisdom at Any Cost