Wednesday, March 31, 2010

My Future Saint

One thing that excites me the most is to call the now Venerable Pope John Paul 'the great' Saint. I have a special devotion to him and pray that he becomes a saint in my lifetime. I have made an online tribute to him at and I hope you visit it and read the interesting things I am also finding out about him.

Ton's Birthday Bash

27 March 2010 - We celebrated Ton's birthday and his board success. It may also be the last time we see each other for a long time. Most of us are leaving the country for residency. We may be gray when we see each other again. Let's conquer the world guys!
Ton and Beautiful and Sexy GF Chiara
Gleek Wannabees

2007 Section A'ers

San Pablo

We visited my relatives farm in San Pablo for a supposed Pabasa ng Pasyon. But they finished early and all we did was eat eat eat and tour the surroundings.

Sun Kissed Mahogany

Quickie Moonlight

I helped out Makati Red Cross for their Mass Blood Donation twice and it was playing 'real doctor.' My first MBD was in Asian Life headquarters an HMO and the next one was at Hewlett-Packard headquarters in McKinley Hills. I must say that working in Makati would be really fun. The interiors of the offices are really really really nice. You'd think you're not in the Philippines! Thick carpeting, the smell of new furniture everywhere, and so so much space. No cramped desks or bathrooms. Everything is just nice.
Just as I thought...
Hewlett and Packard are real people ^_^

With Makati Red Cross Volunteers

With Beautiful HP Girls

With Makati Red Cross Volunteers

Semana Santa 2010

I went to see the annual Hermandad dela Sagrada Passion de Jesus' Lenten exhibit in Intramuros and took photos of the exquisite Santos. Truly treasures of the Philippine Culture.

Sorrowful Mother

Mother of Sorrow

Jesus is Betrayed by Judas Iscariot

Jesus Christ Crucified

more photos in my flickr set >>

To Give No Deadly Drink

14 March 2010 - I took my oath as a doctor at the Philippine International Convention Center. The oath took mere seconds compared to the lengthy speeches of everybody who wanted to speak. I think the oath is more for that than for us, let alone our parents. Nevertheless, it made a good opportunity to wear a barong, which for me has been so long since the last. ^_^

Doctors trying to be funny


With UST-FMS Dean Dr. Graciela Gonzaga

Whoa! Girls!

With my parents who sacrificed so much
to make me who I am now

Buddy Earle from Group G

Mom and Dad

Brod Potsy

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Prude and Uptight

I am continually castigating myself thinking I am too prude and uptight. Prude - a person who is or tries to be excessively proper, especially one who is easily offended by matters of a sexual nature; Uptight - Excessively concerned with rules and order. Hahaha... well I am not easily offended by matters of sexual nature thats for sure. But is something wrong with me if I get annoyed of people throwing their trash out of the jeep?! I cannot reconcile the fact that people do that or tolerate their companions or children doing it. You don't need a college education to know that throwing trash out of the PUV when the trashbin is right there in front of you is wrong right?

Just yesterday, filing my application for my physician license number I saw my undergraduate batchmate who shall remain unnamed blatantly cut the line feigning looking innocent when there we were more than 40 people who have waited for more than an hour were right there. I could have just sat in a cold office offered drinks by my mom's friend from PRC while I cut the red tape and used influence but I chose not to when thousands of people endure heat and the long queue to get something from the PRC.

It's a pity really... we all look for a change for the better when we ourselves cannot apply simple civility and culture to ourselves. I guess I won't be ashamed being prude and uptight as long as I know I harm no one and even contribute a little change for the better. God bless you batchmate.