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Monday, 29 March 2010

Review Erik Erikson With Your Neurotic Classmate, KC

Wala lang. I just want to share the reviewer I made for the developmental theory of Erik Erikson. All that's written there are the normal characteristics that you should expect in every age group. I hope that can help.

Just click on the attachment na lang.

Attachment: Erik Erikson.docx

Thursday, 25 March 2010

The Makings of a Fat Ass

Everyone said that I gained a lot of weight after 2 semesters. Meh. Medicine is so stressful and whenever I get stressed out I usually eat while studying. And this is why the people I know don’t have to wonder why I gained a lot of weight:


Snacking every 3 hours after dinner until 2 AM really brings the adipose tissues on. ♫♪ Dum-di-dum-dum-dum ♫♪

Monday, 22 March 2010

Facepalm, Graduation Edition

• Lower Life Form (LLF) - n. A person who intentionally does an act that was earlier stated as prohibited.
• Universal Lower Life Form (ULLF) – n. The general term for the lower life forms of St Paul University Manila.

I attended my sister, Charmaine’s graduation last night at the Fleur-de-lis Auditorium. And I admit that her graduation, despite being held only in the school auditorium, is better because it was so organized compared to mine. Mine was held in the PICC Plenary Hall but it was so annoyingly disorganized. But that’s a completely different story. What made my sister’s graduation better is that the College of Nursing was separated from majority of the universal lower life forms so the instructions are executed well.

Before any program starts, it is a protocol of our university to brief the audience with some of the rules, like refraining from howling to maintain the solemnity of the ceremony. Technically, the ceremony was pushing through smoothly until the graduates of the College of Nursing were called out one by one.

“WOOOOOO!” A lower life form hollered as a graduate’s name was called.

I rolled my eyes and flashed that boy with an icy glare. I wanted to tell him to shut up but the audience on the second floor of the auditorium was already saying “Ssh!” to make him stop. But the boy wasn’t fazed. To add insult to the injury:


I facepalmed. For real.

The rest of the audience were rolling their eyes and gave him annoyed looks. I saw the grimace on Ms. Dychangco’s (beautiful) face. Ms. Wynna, the University President was still smiling but her eyes have a “please-stop-it-will-you?” type of look. The nuns looked up at the second floor with an evil glare. Although there are times that the graduates themselves are howling, they did it shortly to cheer their classmate who they think deserve to be there. This lower life form can’t be stopped. He hollered once and then hollered continuously. WTH.

And then another lower life form, this time a girl, shrieked when her sister was called. Hindi nagpatalo ang lola nyo kay male LLF. I facepalmed again. The rest of the audience said “Ssh”. Sa totoo lang, ok sanang sumigaw ng ganun kung nasa competition kami. Kahit naman ako makikisigaw pero formal event kasi yun eh. That was just wrong.

Even my nasty sister cringed in her seat. I had to LOL at her comments. Charmaine told me that her one of her classmates said “Oh my gawd, bakit pinayagang pumasok ang mga squatter?” The classmate took the words right out of everyone’s mouth.

Boy and girl, knowing the professors of the College of Nursing, your sisters are going to be screwed because of your behavior. Screwed, I tell you.


They’re virtually in every place you can think of: the streets, malls, school grounds. No, they’re not Michael Jackson impersonators. Moonwalkers are able-bodied people who cause pedestrian traffic because of their slow walking pace. They are usually found in groups, at the center of the walkway and even if you say “excuse me”, they won’t step aside to let you pass. I used the term “moonwalkers” because of the Tagalog expression “Para kang naglalakad sa buwan” that refers to those who are walking slowly.

For the politically self righteous who are about to react negatively upon reading this, I’m already clarifying that sick, elderly, and disabled people aren’t included in this category. Please refer to the word “able-bodied” on my definition. Kthx.

When you are on the go or walk really big steps, moonwalkers can really get under your skin. And what can really push you to the edge is when you are in a hurry and you say excuse me, they just look at you and will not budge. Unfortunately for me who’s usually in a hurry and walk big steps, there are a lot of moonwalkers in the street where I live and in the street to my school. On my non-bitchy days, I just shrug my shoulders and just overtake. On my bitchy days, on the other hand, depending on the rate of my bitchiness, it’s either that I overtake and bump them on purpose or say excuse me again in a really nasty way until they let me pass.

A group of nursing students/moonwalkers got a taste of my classic bitchiness when I was walking on the way to school and are occupying the entire walkway. And they are walking rly slowly, yung tipong aabutin ng 48 years bago sila makarating sa pupuntahan nila. People are piling up behind them, excusing themselves but they kept going on with their slow pace. I can’t overtake because the only free space is the road. No can do, I’d die. So I said in an irritated voice “Pwede ba mga ineng, bilis-bilisan nyong lumakad. Nakaharang kayo sa dinadaanan ng iba dahil ambabagal ninyong lumakad. Hindi lang kayo ang dumadaan dito”. They looked back and saw that I wasn’t kidding so they stepped aside.

Call me a heinous bitch, I don't care. Excuse me for living, they don’t own the street and aren’t the only ones passing through so they should have the decency to make room for the other pedestrians. A rude awakening is needed to make them snap out of their slow paced world.

These people made me give a new meaning to the sentence, “Excuse me”. For me, it now means “Get the hell out of the way” when repeated the second time. I mean, srsly, it’s so annoying. That’s why I envy the streets of Japan. Aside from being squeaky clean, my sister told me that they have this “Yellow Lane” that is intended for people in a hurry and for the blind. And these people are allowed to bump those slow walkers who wandered off the “ordinary” lane.

Don’t tell me to live in Japan, I’m not comparing but instead, I want to give an example of peaceful co-existence between fast walkers and slow walkers that I wish we have here.

Moonwalk photo by WebNuns
Yellow Lane photo by SnippyHollow

Mahal Kong Biochemistry,

Gusto ko lang humingi ng tawad dahil di pa nag-uumpisa ang klase ay isinusumpa na kita. Actually, di pa nga ako nakakapag-resign sa trabaho, inaayawan na kita. Nakakailang page pa lang kasi ako ng nababasa sa Bettelheim’s Introduction to General, Organic and Biochemistry na librong hiniram ko sa kapatid ko, hilong-hilo na ako.

Siguro di lang tayo nagkakaintindihan. Paano kasi, kung kailan ko naiintindihan ang topic at kapag aral na aral ako, bumabagsak ako sa module exams. Tapos kapag naman joke time ang pag-aaral ko, saka ako pumapasa. Eh kung tutuusin ay 70% kadalasan ang aking level of preparedness. Kaya tuloy madalas akong tinatamad na basahin ang Harper’s Illustrated Biochemistry dahil magkakalokohan lang tayo.

Kahit ganun, naging mabait ka pa rin sa akin kaya gusto kong magpasalamat. Kung di dahil sa iyo, di ako makakabakasyon ng maaga. Pero di ibig sabihin nito ay favorite subject na kita. Sakto lang, pare. Sakto lang.

Lubos na gumagalang,

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

One Flaw In Women

This is a nice email forward I got this afternoon. I'm sharing this with everyone.

One Flaw In Women 

Women have strengths that amaze men. 
They bear hardships and they carry burdens,
but they hold happiness, love and joy.

They smile when they want to scream.
They sing when they want to cry.
They cry when they are happy
and laugh when they are nervous.
They fight for what they believe in.
They stand up to injustice.

They don't take "no" for an answer
when they believe there is a better solution..

They go without so their family can have.
They go to the doctor with a frightened friend. They love unconditionally.
They cry when their children excel
and cheer when their friends get awards.

They are happy when they hear about
a birth or a wedding.
Their hearts break when a friend dies..
They grieve at the loss of a family member,
yet they are strong when they
think there is no strength left.
They know that a hug and a kiss
can heal a broken heart.

Women come in all shapes, sizes and colours

They'll drive, fly, walk, run or e-mail you
to show how much they care about you.

The heart of a woman is what
makes the world keep turning.

They bring joy, hope and love.
They have compassion and ideas.
They give moral support to their
family and friends.

Women have vital things to say
and everything to give.