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Ukelele

With gentle tunesAnd every pluck of each stringI summon happinessI live with glee.Whoever made youHas indeed a heart of goldFor the joy you bring meOne that even by words can’t ever be told. You had me at hiI pulled you closeSad songs you transformedA pretentious melody sounded true.Lying in the hammockIn front of the seaI […]

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The ultimate self care hack

Six years ago, I was this twenty year old college graduate who had totally no idea what to do. When I enrolled in UP, I thought looking for a job will be easy because I’ll be a graduate of the top university in the Philippines. There was so much ego in a 16-year old kid. […]

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I’m back technique

For the past few weeks I’ve been studying for our online male and female reproductive system exam. Yes, in the midst of lockdown, crappy internet, and electricity, we are required to have online exams and just one exam for the entire module. But that needs another blog post to talk about. With the overwhelm sprouting […]

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Permission to be

I have been ambitious for as long as I can remember. Heck, I wanted to be the Mayor of our town when I was like three. I even remembered saying that I want to be the President of the Philippines in gradeschool. I wanted to soar as high as I can and be the best […]

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The one question that you must ask yourself everyday

Enough said. I’m at a point in my life wherein I won’t allow anything or anyone to dim my sparkle. It’s been almost two months and we are still on lockdown here in my province. Hi reader, I hope you are doing better and hopefully found a healthy coping mechanism from all the changes, good […]

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Dear Food,

I haven’t had the best relationship with you. I can’t exactly pinpoint when our love-hate relationship started but bottomline is, I don’t know when I should or shouldn’t eat you. I want to thank you first and foremost, for giving me the energy to do my tasks as a medical student, my role as a […]

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Should I study or should I rest?

This pandemic has put a lot of medical students on a limbo. Suddenly we have all these free time to study, which is amazing but on the other side we are in this endless cycle of worrying. I am in grief because of so many healthworkers dying. I am worried of any of my family […]

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Read this before you apply for medschool!

So you want to be a doctor? I mean, are you sure? It pays well, but if it’s your best plan to get rich, let me be honest with you, shift gears now. I’m not going to sugar coat anything here. It is not just a job. It is a calling. It will require sacrifices, […]

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Staying Healthy in Medschool

Since I went back to the student life, staying fit has been and still is a struggle. I was able to maintain my weight in first year, however second year has been really challenging in terms of being healthy, physically, mentally and emotionally. I lost my Dad in a blink of an eye and I […]

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Grief

I honestly thought that I couldn’t get through this year. I had to pull my shit together and survive. I used to want to thrive. But this year knocked me off up to a point when I just couldn’t take anything anymore. I can’t. I just can’t. So what did I learn in the past […]