“Ang importante, mapromote ta.” I would admit that I automatically agreed to this statement, but looking back on that statement now in this cool, silent night, I wonder if promotion is what is really most important… Do we really want to level up despite failing to acquire the objectives for that year level? Do we…… Continue reading
My medical school journey hasn’t always been a pretty ride. Ever since I failed the first module exam, it’s been a slow downward slope punctuated with occasional rises every now and then. If I were to describe how the past few days felt like it would be this: I am tired of having to constantly…… Continue reading Lately it’s been dark
I can no longer count the many times I deactivated/activated my social media accounts this year. And it’s only been March. I like being on Twitter because I get to read about the struggles and gaieties of medical school and medicine in all its glory. I like Instagram as an avenue for posting my pictures…… Continue reading
What a weird feeling it is to realize that I’m turning 23 this year. I don’t even feel like 22 yet. What’s 22 supposed to feel like anyway? Not like this, I suppose. Not like this.
Coming here to Manila for a convention, I find myself riding trains and commuting on my own to the venue about 8km away from where I’m staying in. In comparison to train rides I’ve had in foreign countries, our train system is inferior. But there are no trains from where I’m from and I only…… Continue reading Thoughts
According to Erik Erikson, a person undergoes eight stages of ego development throughout his life. He holds that “development occurs in sequential, clearly defined stages, and that each stage must be satisfactorily resolved for development to proceed smoothly”. I don’t remember much of his theory, much more the eight stages of his ego development, but…… Continue reading The People We Become
It’s hard to be happy and supportive for things that you are skeptical about to begin with so I guess the best thing you can do is hope that things turn out for the best.