Friday, June 23, 2006

My Psych Girls ^_^

the regularly-irregular pulses.
from psychiatry class... girls! girls! girls! ^_^

The Lake House

after my long hiatus in cinema attendance hehehe steff, verle and i watched the lake house as part of our “debriefing,” “decompression,” “detoxification” which we and upon philip’s suggestion decided should be a regular thing. i admit, i wasn’t even sleepy for a moment. ‘twas a great treatment. there were a few things that could have been improved, but overall, i was entertained. i’m sure verle and steff was too ^_^ i had a great time with you two!!

pediatric surgery

the subspecialty i used to want to have (hahahaha) gave us a quiz on our first ever meeting! a shocking quiz for that matter, “…to test your entry competency…” my god! normal values… principles… although i must say i was so proud i guessed (as in guessed from nothing no background knowledge at all) two of the normal values hahaha i got six out of fifteen. sigh… at least i didn’t get a zero right!?

Tuesday, June 20, 2006


lunch in SM Manila chef 'd angelo

Monday, June 19, 2006

In the Ghetto

niƱa, kim, ryan and me in psychiatry class

Sunday, June 18, 2006

Standing Room Only

this post disappeared. i've been having a lot of trouble with blogger lately, well... i just can't worry about this as of the moment.

this post actually is a rant how us paying Php78,000.00 per semester have to run, push, and shove people to get seats in our classes. i don' t know why the departments and the dean's office insist on combining two sections (around 200+ students) for holding lectures. it's hot, noisy and unlucky people end up sitting in the sides on the floor, on ugly uncomfortable chairs and even inside control booths. as much as i want to shut up and just try to learn, i can't! and i don't care if the reason is that lecturers don't want to repeat themselves or there are not enough lecture rooms. ust faculty of medicine and surgery... MAKE IT HAPPEN!!!

remade june 19, 2006 (and with much subtler language... i'm sleepy already)


Wednesday, June 14, 2006

first day back in medicine

my mommy woke me up late but fortunately i was still able to prepare and leave early. i arrived at school quarter to six and was able to get a good parking spot, right across the left side of the med building. i spent my free time in the morning seeing my friends who are clerks now, it's their last day in medicine rotation, and i congratulate them for doing great! i hope i get as good as them when my time comes. i'd be following the same schedule they have now so medicine will also be my first rotation.

the only thing i can say from what i experience in this first day is that : we have lots lots and LOTS of reading to do. it may not be as difficult to understand as second year because of our background knowledge, but the sheer volume of material we have to take in and the quizzes every meeting that will force us to absorb all of it is really daunting.

well, i HAVE the motivation now, i hope i don't loose it as i receive more torment. imagine this... we had a quiz today! our first day! on our first subject ever. hehehe well... that's med... and we already have a written report to submit tomorrow for gynecology, which we'd have to read 4 chapters one of which is quite long. well... it's alright... bring it on!

Monday, June 12, 2006

Guilty Pleasures

Tour News :
  • the Il Divo as "opening-act" rumor is confirmed. they will be billed as special guest
  • tickets will be sold starting june 19th
  • the tour will kickoff in philly

source :

Friday, June 09, 2006

Happy Days are Here Again

finally! the official announcement! for months now, rumors are milling that miss streisand is contemplating on coming out of retirement to tour. the reason? read ahead...

Barbra Streisand Set for Fall Concert Tour, Which Will Provide Millions of Dollars to Organizations Concerned with the Environment, Education and Women's Health

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 8, 2006--With a commitment to direct millions of dollars to charitable organizations she supports, Barbra Streisand will undertake her first national tour in over a decade next Fall. The announcement was made by her longtime manager and the tour's producer, Martin Erlichman, who stated that the engagements will comprise twenty concerts in major U.S. cities during the months of October and November.

Ms. Streisand notes, "The increasingly urgent need for private citizen support to combat dangerous climate change, along with education and health issues was the prime reason I decided to tour again. This will allow me to direct funds and awareness to causes that I care deeply about."

Designated proceeds in support of philanthropic initiatives will be distributed through The Streisand Foundation.

Ms. Streisand's only previous multiple city national tour, the "Barbra Streisand: The Concert" tour in 1994, set standards of critical and popular success not since exceeded.

The past year has been one of extraordinary success for the director/actress/singer/writer/composer/producer. Her album, "Guilty Pleasures," quickly became her 50th Gold Album. In addition, the film that returned her to movie acting, "Meet The Fockers," became the first live-action comedy to exceed a half billion dollars at the box-office. It also set a record of 3,000,000 copies sold in its first 24 hours of video release. Additionally, Warner Bros.' release of the DVD box set of her first five television specials has been a major success with quintuple platinum sales.

Selected cities, specific concert dates and other pertinent information for the upcoming tour will be announced shortly.

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Idols News

elliott was caught by hotel cabana boys trying to get a picture of nicky hilton hehehe, still the guy from richmond, hey nicky you're passing on the next big thing!

and wow! imagine this, my kathy is going to be andrea bocelli's guest on the san jose leg of his tour!! good job kathy!

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

my subjects this year


  • medicine ii
  • surgery ii
  • pediatrics ii
  • radiology


  • gynecology
  • forensic medicine
  • dermatology
  • psychiatry iii
  • ophthalmology
  • obstetrics ii
  • neurology
  • ENT
  • preventive medicine iii
  • medical nutrition
  • medical ethics iii
  • rehabilitation medicine
  • legal medicine

Monday, June 05, 2006

pumped-up for next week

i’ll be back in school full time starting next week. in a way i AM excited, but of course i have the feeling that if i can only avoid it all together, i’d prefer THAT. hahaha. typical me.

last night, i brought my grandma to the usth-er around 12:00 a.m. i suspected her to be just hypoglycemic but for the peace-of-mind of everybody i brought her there. she was indeed hypoglycemic, her new medicine was causing it. it’s a good thing her doctor was able to call around 4:00 a.m. and instructed she just revert to her old blood sugar med and we were able to go home. i realize that things are going to be like this from now on. my grandma’s 82 and small variations in her usual routine will strongly affect her. young people can tolerate missing a potty break, our geriatric population usually cannot, a missed wee can mean a urinary tract infection, a missed meal – fainting. i wish i could be with her all the time to see to her but i cannot. all-in-all im glad she’s fine now. i hope she does well for a few more years.

well of course this gave me the chance to see my former classmates from maximus. i admire these people, they put up to the torture they are submitted to. i think you might think that their stories are over zealous, over embellished narrations if you hear them. but i think they’re just accurate. death is an everyday thing. they pay for their patient’s lab tests if these people cannot, they get blamed for everything, and they virtually get no sleep monitoring patients who are supposed to be in the icu but are left in their care. imagine people on mechanical ventilators in a very septic environment… sigh… we’re really a great country :-/

read my friend tin’s first day experience on her friendster blog

well anyway, i got my uniforms ready and i have stories of what my year should be like. i hope i’ll be able to take everything in. i want to do well. i hope i have the strength. i do know i have the will.