August 26, 2014

Mocha and The Book Stand

I had been looking for a book stand for about a month when finally, last friday, after LU4's first wave of exam, I found one! I found someone, for the benefit of some handicapped, selling them outside BSLR (our classrooms). I bought the biggest one for 360 php. Medium and small sized book stands were also available for lower prices. Last year, they were selling too, but I did not buy. So next year, if you will be in UP Manila and looking for a book stand, just wait. Someone will be selling again around this time at the same place (hopefully). 

August 8, 2014

The Calm Before the Storm

BSLR West:
our main classroom this year
This week is our first week in school and at last, after a very challenging and troubled enrollment (due to the shift to a new online registration system), we're all back from our 4-month summer break! It's exciting to be back in school, seeing your friends again, catching up, asking the classic question "what did you do last summer?". However, it's a bummer to be back in our uniforms, sitting in lecture halls and listening for hours of lessons. Actually, I wouldn't really want to complain, at least not yet, because this week's been pretty chill. No hardcore medical lessons, just some creative reporting and no-pressure lectures. That's why I can't help but feel like I'm experiencing the calm before the storm.

August 1, 2014

Blog Revamp: My blog's got a new look!

Hey guys! Are you still following? If not, well I can’t really blame you. My blog’s been stagnant for the past year and I can’t use a medical student’s busy schedule as an excuse. I've been given a 4-month break by the academic calendar shift, (instead of starting last June, our school year will now start this August) but I still have not succeeded on giving my blog a revive. I've been holding myself from posting because I did not have the inspiration to face my laptop and write. I was afraid to commit awful grammatical errors, say something wrong, give inadequate information, and so on. I want to give you, my readers exactly what you are looking for, and that desire for perfection placed a paralyzing pressure on me.

Starting this blog kept me busy during my before-med-school-gap-year and I enjoyed every bit of it. Blogging is something that I love doing and the idea of letting my blog stagnate until it becomes forgettable is just so heartbreaking. So, to prevent that from happening, I’m giving it a revamp. I hope giving my blog a new look will give me fresh ideas. 

From this point, I’ll keep posting and sharing my life, to keep this blog alive. I’m not here as an educator, or guide, but as a friend and co-traveler in life. I hope you’ll find relevance in what I’ll be sharing. Welcome to Medical School Road Trip v2.0!

P.S. I'll try posting at least twice a month and let's see where this gets.

May 6, 2014

Davao Crocodile Park on a Wednesday

(c) Ken Cruzado
Though I've partially lived in Davao City since I was 9 y.o., I've only been to Davao Crocodile Park once. It was long before Crocodile Park got its current look. It was so long ago I could barely remember. Because of that, it had to be in our itinerary.