July 28, 2016

Choose happiness

Look towards the sun,
Feel its warm glow on your face;
Let happiness flow.

This photo taken on our way to Asik asik Falls in Alamada, North Cotabato.

June 14, 2016

Love Myself

Today is the day that I decide to love myself. I enjoy good food that people on diets will only eat on cheat days. I enjoy new experiences, and love to try new things. How sad would it be to go to a new town or city, visit a recommended restaurant and eat none of their specials because your restricted healthy lifestyle won’t allow it? I want to enjoy my life. The experience of having a bite of hot gooey chocolate chip cookie and a teaspoonful of cold vanilla ice cream together in your mouth, with a wash down of thick milk, is heavenly. I definitely would not trade that for the world!

Hole in the Wall, Century City Mall, Makati
 Milk, vanilla ice cream and cookie from Scout's Honor.
Williamsburgos pizza from Serious Dough.

March 30, 2016

UP College of Medicine Class 2021 Interview Qualifiers, Congratulations!

The results went out today. To those who made it to the cut, congratulations! You are one step closer to getting accepted in UPCM. It's now time to prepare for that interview. God bless!

(Interviews are scheduled at the Admissions Office, telephone no.: (02) 536 1368)

Disclaimer: This is not meant to serve as the official UPCM Class 2021 Interview Qualifiers List. This is based on the official list released by the UPCM but it should not be used in place of it. In case of errors (e.g. typo, missing name) please comment below so I can correct it. Thank you! :)

March 20, 2016


Ever since I started medical school, I have found it harder to be grateful. The constant struggle to adjust to the toxicity somehow prevented me from seeing the beauty in my circumstances.  I’ve always looked at what I lack instead of what I have. However, this 2016, I want that to change. I realized that life's too short to spend it being miserable. So, I'm going to quit wallowing in my frustrations, and I will stand up and walk through the rest of my life. This time, with a better outlook.

One way that has helped me stay positive is to  count my blessings. Doing so made me realize that God has given more than what I give Him credit for.  To show you, I will share how God made my February colorful.

February 8, 2016

2016 is my year to grow: On my road to fitness

Being an introvert, human interaction has never been a strong card for me. It doesn’t help that I have a resting bitch face that intimidates people. Once I start talking, they get intimidated even more! Adding my meagre fund of knowledge to this makes seeing patients, and doing preceptorials with stellar consultants,  great struggles. So, when we started going to the clinics in 2015, I started to become unhappy.

I know that pushing forward in this career path would mean that I have to learn the art of human interaction. With my lack of social skills, and medicine’s long hours of rigorous training and studying, things will only get harder from here. Because of that, I started to doubt myself. Can I really do this? Am I even in the right career path? What do I really want to do with my life? What am I actually doing with my life?

There were days when I just wanted to roll into a ball and hide under my bed forever. Some days I would dream of becoming a full time housewife and do nothing but cook, clean the house, and take care of myself and my family. Perhaps I could become a business woman, own a restaurant or cafe, or go and become an interior designer! In spite of all these fantasies, I know in my heart that becoming a doctor is what I’m called for. If I turn my back on all of this, it’ll only be because I want to take the wide road. 

In 2015, my mind’s been full of negativity, self-doubt and self-pity, and it did not feel good. That’s why I have decided to make this year different. Life’s too short to spend it feeling miserable. 2016 is my year to grow, and I will start by living a healthy lifestyle. 
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