Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Second Post for the day

Lately I've been spending more time infront of my computer screen. It's nice that I already have an internet connection here in my room, which means that I can now check facebook, twitter, and blogger whenever I want. And today, right after I arrived from work, I directly opened my laptop and did some browsing plus picture taking.☺Well, I'm hoping that I'll be able to update and post entries here regularly because more often than not, I tend to procrastrinate at things (leading me to become a certified crammer...I must say I'm good at it though). And speaking of being a crammer, I need to start doing my Statement of Purpose for my application to graduate school. This is it!

Snapshots everywhere

Yesterday I got my first ever camera-the Canon Ixus 100 IS. And it is such a beauty! It's sleek, slim, and stylish. And I really love it!

Though I'm still eyeing a DSLR (hopefully in the near future), I think this will do for now. It's simple and easy to use, which is good for an absolute beginner like me.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Friday, October 22, 2010


Last year, I started doing a list of 'Things I want to do'. This enabled me to reflect on my life, on the dreams that I dream, on the great things I encountered and would want to encounter in the future, and a lot more. And I think that this special list deserves a place here in my blog. Well, here they are!

Study medicine and become a good doctor --and be like Dr. House. Haha! Yeah I know he's an unconventional, out-of-this-world type of doctor. But he's a genius! Oh well, seriously speaking, I have always dreamt of becoming a doctor but reality bites. Read on here for my ramblings about studying medicine.

Review and understand (by heart) Genetics and Molecular Biology. This has always been my favorite field. It's just so amazing that scientists are discovering the molecular aspect of life. And let's just say that little by little, I'm getting there.

Walk barefoot in the rain. It's a shame that in my twenty three years of existence, I haven't experienced what it's like to feel rain drops falling on me. As a child, I was not allowed to go out, even if my brother and playmates were already enjoying the rain, because I easily get cough and colds. But now that I'm a grown up, I definitely wouldn't miss a chance to feel the rain on my skin.

Learn to swim – And I'm proud to say that I'm learning it now! I started attending swimming lessons last August. The picture above shows our first session and there I was,swimming using a kickboard, which I consider as my lifesaver. As of now, I can swim on my own but I still cannot do the freestyle properly. But hopefully I'll be able to master it, along with the other swimming strokes. 

---the first three pictures come from the google search engine

Still many more to come!☺☺☺

Monday, October 18, 2010

Missing my family

In just a few minutes the electricity will be gone. Outside my window, the rain is pouring and the gushes of wind seems like never ending. And here I am, trying my best to fight the fear building up inside of me. I am all alone. A typhoon is occuring in the north. For sure the people there are already experiencing things worse than I do here in my little room. But I just can't help but fear. All I can think of right now is my family. All I want right now is to be with them. It's been six months since I last went home and I miss them so much.

with my mom, dad, and brother

grandma and me (still a baby)

my family with aunt and cousin

Monday, October 4, 2010

Time to get muddy and dirty

This morning, I stumbled upon some pictures of our department's team building activity last September 24 at the Caliraya Recreation Center, Lumban, Laguna. Well, all I can say is this: It was a great experience! Actually, I'm not really into those kind of activities (outdoor games, etc.) but since we were required to take part, I had no choice. Anyhow, it also made me happy because it means a break from work.☺☺☺

We were divided into teams and I was part of the blue team. The activities include cheering competition (yey! we won here), follow the leader (sort of a warm-up exercise), tiger boat race (we also won here), and tug of war. In the afternoon, we did the theme song competition, slide pinoy, and mud slide.

Mud slide was a blast! At first, I was really nervous and I was thinking that there's no way I would try it out. But seeing other people enjoying it and of course, the encouragement of my friends, I realized that since I was already there, why not just try it and enjoy the experience. And so I tried and I conquered! And it was definitely an amazing experience!

Presenting the Mud Slide! This looks easy on the eyes but it's actually different when you're out there.

Friday, October 1, 2010

I'm bored

It seems like a long time since I last wrote something here. And it's sad to say that I haven't put an entry for the whole month of September. Been very, very busy with my work. And as usual, whenever I wanted to write here in my blog, tiredness comes along the way. And another reason is that, there's nothing really exciting that's been happening lately. Everyday, I wake up early, go to work, work, go back to my dormitory, and sleep, and the cycle goes on and on. Oh well, it's part of life.

I just hope that someday I'll be able to experience something new, something different- and be able to write them here in my little black book.

New haircut, Aztec Healing Clay, and Empties

Hi everyone! Just a little update. I've never gotten a haircut since I left the Philippines last July. It's been 7 months alrea...