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Noong eleksyon pa lang hindi ko na talaga maintindihan kung bakit may clamor pa rin para sa mga Marcos. Sinubukan kong magtanong sa mga kakilala kong maka-Marcos kung anong dahilan nila. Bagamat nirerespeto ko ang sagot nila, nabababawan ako.

Sabi nila, dahil daw sa maraming naitulong ang mga Marcos sa bansa. O sige, ibigay na natin yun. Na maraming naipagawang infrastructure projects si Marcos nung termino niya na hanggang ngayon naman ay napapakinabangan pa rin natin. "Give credit where credit is due" ika nga. Pero hindi ba't yun naman talaga ang trabaho niya bilang Pangulo? Na pagsilbihan niya ang bansa? Bakit ngayon nagiging utang na loob natin ito sa kanya? Isa pa, pera naman ng taong bayan ang ginamit para sa pagpapatayo ng mga 'yon. Kung tutuusin, siya pa nga ang may utang dahil sa perang ninakaw niya sa atin.

Para sabihin na nararapat lang ilibing si Marcos sa Libingan ng mga Bayani dahil sa mga "naitulong" niya sa bansa ay parang mali. Sapat ba na ang lahat ng 'yon ay kapalit ng mga buhay na nasira at nawala ng dahil sa kanya? Wag sana dumating ang panahon na maulit pa muli ang ganitong mga pangyayari at masama tayo o ang ating pamilya sa 70,000 na nakulong, 34,000 na tinorture, at 3,240 na pinatay. Wag naman sana.
...because I ~tried to study for an exam which I ended up failing anyway. Hay.

Saying that going into Med school is hard is a very, very big understatement. It's exhausting and frustrating and infuriating and all other similar feelings. But on a night like this, when evals week just ended and you get to take a step back and look at the bigger picture and see how far you've come, you'll realize that all the exhaustion and frustrations and infuriations and all other similar feelings are worth it.

Or maybe I'm just really tired. And hungry.
05 Feb 2015 - #notetoself
Stop setting such high expectations of yourself. You'll most likely end up disappointed.
11 May 2013 - FINALLY
After around 2 years of life handing me bullshit after bullshit, it's finally over! Things are actually starting to look up!
Yesterday, PRC released the results of the Chemist Licensure Exams. Sad to say, some of my friends failed.

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“Life is like a hand of cards. You have to play the hand you're dealt, you can't win by folding, and sometimes you must take chances in order to win.”

Well, I hope I made things at least a bit better. To be honest I don't know if I helped or made things even worse. =)) But anyway, cheer up! :)
Last Wednesday, we were in Makati Shangri-La for my mom's awarding of the HSBC Outstanding Principal Awards. She was one of the 5 chosen out of 199 of the considered principals.

With HSBC's President, Corporate Sustainability Officer, and Sa Aklat Sisikat founders

I was surprised during the whole thing, not because I think my mom doesn't deserve it - she really does, she's also won Most Outstanding Principal in Makati - it's just that I know her as my mom, not as a principal. At home, she just her normal, sometimes kengkoy, mostly impatient self.

Beside her "standee"

She's all I want to be when I grow up... but in the field of Medicine. Hopefully! Bata pa naman ako.
As a kid, I never had any specific dream. Like be a policeman, or an engineer, or maybe a politician. I just wanted to be rich. So back in Grade 7, I already knew I wanted to go to Taft and take up a business course. Come 3rd year high school, however, watching tv series became a fad. Not wanting to be out of the loop, I tried watching the show my friends were always talking about, Grey's Anatomy. And what do you know, all of a sudden I wanted to become a doctor.

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Oh, this life. So hard and so complicated!
06 Sep 2012 - Leggo, June 2013!
I just found out today that I still WON'T graduate this October despite finishing my only subject because I have to retake a subject I already passed last sem because of a waiver. I was so discouraged I thought I don't want to finish college anymore. I was thinking I was gonna finish this sem and go do something else. Something totally unrelated to my course.

Then I remembered I had to go to the Medicine building because I had an appointment with their Dean to see if I can refund the non-refundable reservation fee I paid last sem. She told me no, and told me to write to someone else, and asked why I didn't enroll in the first place. And so I told her my story, and we kept talking and talking, and then I realized, there are still quite a few administrators in UST that have no god-complexes, are not heartless, and are not self-absorbed! Here is one Prof. Ma. Graciela G. Gonzaga, M.D. who really listened to me and is compassionate enough to empathize and offer me help in anyway she can.

Just like that, I was inspired! I was always envious of my classmates who had something happen to them and that "happening" changed their life for the better. I think this is it! I think SHE is it. As much as this day sucked so bad. I'm glad there's Dr. Gonzaga to make it a tad bit better.

Here's to hoping that things start to look up! Cheers to my renewed desire to really pursue Med school! The only thing to worry about now is how I'll break the news to my mom...
It's hard to put effort into something when you know you're exerting effort for a wrong and undeserved thing. If only I can see my future (and hopefully successful) self so I can at least have something to look forward to.

Ugh. I hate feeling this lost! Dear life, please get better! And soon!
I was on my way to meet my mom so I could ride with her going home. But before I met with her, I thought I'd eat in this kwek-kwek place I always eat in since it was on the way. While riding in the trike, I thought of a probably stupidbrilliant idea: why not write about kwek-kwek?

I've been regularly commuting for almost a decade now (WOW) so you can only imagine how exposed I am to street food. I've tried them all: fishballs, chicken/squidballs, leeg (chicken neck), calamares, fried isaw (chicken intestines), and kwek-kwek (quail eggs in batter). Leeg comes in at a very, very close second, but kwek-kwek has got to be my favorite.

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Man, what a long entry. And about kwek-kwek? HAHA. Ending this madness now!
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