Back At It Again

December last year was the most relaxing time of the year. I've done close to nothing but watch Scotty Sire's vlogs and his gang. I felt unproductive, yet also relieved that I didn't have to put a lot of work anymore for the meantime. I wanted it to stay that way, but no. Here we go again, I'm back in Cebu to pursue the dream, literally, but not the dream I want exactly.

Things have changed over the course of time. I don't really know what to expect in the future anymore. It has been an exhausting ride last 2017. It made me think a lot of the things that I'd have to deal with. The people, the surroundings, the repetitiveness, and depression.

I also took the time to reflect on why last year made me think that way about medicine at all. I was so positive before I took on med school. It happens to be just two words, crab mentality. I have been surrounding myself with people of the same kind of deficit, but I'm not trying to say I'm pure. I have been, in th…

Entering Crypto World

You might ask. How do I still have time for this? Well, I don't hahaha. I was very distracted watching all of these things in Youtube. I forgot all the things I'm supposed to do in med school, but I still believe I'm on tract. 
It started out with my interest in Ethereum blockchain. It isn't a really volatile coin, but it has appreciated since the time I knew about it, which was when I was still in Baguio. I still had no clear understanding about it then though. Now, I guess I've gathered enough to make decisions, but not deep enough to know how to program smart contracts to assimilate with the blockchain. I recently followed Ivan on Tech, a Youtuber, who is also a programmer and loves explaining about coins and crypto trends. However, he hasn't covered about the coin that I just bought. 
He explained things on his videos, and then I started to grasp little by little. He did a take about OMG or Omisego, and I was hooked. Problem is, I don't have Bitcoin. A…

Sabaw Society Introduced

Lately. I've heard the term, "sabaw" being used every so often by my classmates. It actually just means, "bangag" in Tagalog. I keep mentioning that word, and we're now using it a lot.

The three of us, Val and Liz, have been roaming around Robinsons for three straight days if I'm not mistaken. Jo'el included, but he's spending time with his girlfriend, who left for Manila yesterday, and his family, who just arrived yesterday as well. What can I say? It's a long weekend. It's usually said when there's no class on Friday, but this time, we don't have classes until Wednesday.

It's a special and jolly afternoon for us. We usually take our time sleeping 'til afternoon. Initially, I just asked them to eat lunch with me, but we talked randomly and aren't so productive anymore. We wanted to watch a movie in the cinema, but Val's gf might get mad. Val's phone's battery was pretty low and his gf might not approve. I…

The Good And The Bad In My School

In most of my entries, I have mentioned about my social life in med school. It's probably the most interesting part of being in med school. Being surrounded with brilliant buddies. Yes, there are party people. I'd see pictures of them, partying, in my news feed. They still manage to cope up with everything. What's the good in that? (You might ask) I guess because we still have some time for other things. 

It's not too strict. There are some loopholes like it's okay to submit late sometimes. Although that rarely happens, because we're all professionals.
Sometimes, our teachers are busy for other things, then we get to have time to study for other things. Although, there's a high chance that this could lead to an arranged make up class.
We can pay our fees via debit card - savings account, as well as credit card. Aside from that, pay at the bank, which is tedious and only if you have time, which I'm doubtful of.
I have study buddies. They're n…

Our Sweet Escape

Our acquaintance party was held at IC3 convention center and it is themed the, Sweet Escape. It was after the MHAMurals event. Most of us must've slept long hours before the acquaintance party started. The registration for the event started at 4 pm, yet my friends picked me up a few more minutes later that time. I drove Patricia's car on our way to the venue. Well, she asked me to. Val and I were having a jest about how her doctor's appointment in the game, SIMS, went after ditching us at the MHAMurals, held in Sacred Heart. She was yapping about how she lost the house she built in SIMS when her PC restarted all by itself.

I was anxious the whole time about how late we were while we were still in the car. Nearing the venue, I was then telling them how early we are. hahaha. At the venue, we were one of the earliest who came. Although, there were already a handful who came. Our classmates greeted us a bit awkwardly. I didn't expect them to be assigned as ushers on those…

Social Struggle

I guess it's better to write this thought down while I still can because the pressure of med school is escalating.

It's only been two days, which is not so bad. My classmates are interesting enough and I'd like to know some of them. However, I still don't have the confidence to strike a move. It's awkward every time. Also, knowing that one of my readers is a classmate of mine too, this blog has become something all too embarrassing haha.

One of the things that makes it hard for me to approach a person, is that they already have found their circle. Which means I'm the odd man. Hence, if I jump right into it, most of the attention would go to me, being the new guy. Attention makes me uncomfortable at this point.

The most frequent awkward thing I've been doing since Monday is looking at interesting faces/personalities, but I avert my gaze when they stare back. It has become frequent in the same people that it makes it even harder for me to communicate with the…

Orientation Week

Day 1

Thanks to Yllika, a recent reader of this blog, for telling me what time I should be there. Here's the list of activities given to us for this week's long orientation.

They should've given this when I completed my requirements, but now is fine, regardless.

I could have gone at a later time since it started at 10 am. Boy, I was so bored waiting for something to happen. I wanted to mingle around, but I'm still awkward the way I am. It seems like most people know someone. I heard of things like passing the board exam, nursing rotations and stuff like legit pre-meds would be involved with.

I had this seatmate, an incoming second-year transferee student, who is from Silliman University. We were awkward at first, but when I asked her some questions, she started talking non-stop. It was good though because I earned a friend in the first day. She also adds to the scare speeches of the speakers in front. She said that it's impossible to absorb all materials, how to ob…