The best way to find yourself, is to lose yourself in the service of others. - Mahatma Gandhi
“I thought I will be helping others, but instead they helped me find myself.”
One more year to go and hopefully I am done with my undergraduate course in Biology. Imagine, what seemed to be four long years is coming to an end and I have done nothing to repay the masses for my subsidized UP education! I am not the type who goes out on streets to join rallies, or write about activism and political stuffs on school publications, so for the past three years my general line of thinking was repaying the masses through my studies. But wouldn’t you be a hypocrite to say that you do that for the people where in fact it will be you who’ll mostly benefit in the end? But then again, I guess I’ll always have the “IT’S-NEVER-ENOUGH” complexity and that “I-Am-Not-An-Iskolar-Ng-Bayan” feeling if I don’t give back. Sure I volunteer during the Registration process (RVC) for students and did the mandatory NSTP in San Juan, Batangas but still, as I said, those were never enough.
Oblation - offering of one’s self for a greater purpose; var. Pahinungod (ceb.)
For those regulars here in my tumblr, you probably know that I am an aspiring doctor and because of that I have certain requirements that I should meet in order to get into my medical school of choice being the first step above all.
“Meditate and think over the past year. Repent. Beg for forgiveness. Pray. Pray some more. It is that time of the year again.”
Since I’ve gotten the ability to fully understand and remember things, we never miss out on any Visita Iglesia (Visit of the 7 Churches) on Maundy Thursday every Holy Week. For non-Catholics, Holy Week is the most solemn time of our year, perhaps you can compare it to Ramadan for our Muslim brothers. It is the ‘death’ week of our Savior to abolish our sins and save us from the fries of hell; thus, all penitence and merciful begging for forgiveness is done.
I know, I know! This is waaaaay too much of a backlog. I celebrated my nineteenth last March 30 and it has been a month since then. I am telling you, my schedule is beyond crazy nowadays (wow, artista?) HAHA. But seriously I was more than excited to turn nineteen and I do not know why! Perhaps I could sense some personality shifting? But alas, NONE has happened so far and I am still the same person. Uhm, we’ll get to that part later on.
Since I wanted a laffffang (guilt-free, walang diet-diet eating!) birthday celebration, my mother had us try the famous Yakimix Smokeless Grill and Buffet Restaurant in Mall of Asia! BEWARE: FOOD GALORE AHEAD.
Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it.
- Greg Anderson
As a Biology major, I would often wonder what comes after? I mean, I went to Bio to become a doctor and I guess it’s not only me. Majority of all Bio majors out there have that in mind because they do not know what other opportunities their Biology diploma could offer. But this event took place and I was indeed enlightened!
Sorry for the lack of visual but I guess this will be the first post in this blog without any photos in it. But I really hope you can still read on because this entry is not of empty words and shallow things. Maybe you will sense some ‘righteousness’ in the latter parts but perhaps this entry can persuade you to take on another challenge in life… something you haven’t thought of before. Something that can actually make a difference. Something of LIFE AND DEATH.
I promised myself that since I am not required to take any summer classes, I WILL MAKE THIS THE MOST PRODUCTIVE SUMMER EVER. And perhaps I got a step closer in fulfilling that goal with today.
“We’re on this planet for too short a time. And at the end of the day, what’s more important? Knowing that a few meaningless figures balanced—or knowing that you were the person you wanted to be?” ― Sophie Kinsella
Last friday was supposed to be the Crush ng Bio event but due to heavy downpour, classes in Metro Manila were suspended and the event got cancelled. :( Too bad I braved the storm with all my make-up and hair styling paraphernalia as I was supposed to groom our representatives. See this entry for the posters and the like pages: CRUSH NG BIO
But nevertheless I brought my camera and sort of ‘dressed up’ since Biorhythm will perform on the event (and my crush might watch!) so I just had to have some outfit shots for the day to make up for the ‘wasted’ day!
“Prime numbers are what is left when you have taken all the patterns away. I think prime numbers are like life. They are very logical but you could never work out the rules, even if you spent all your time thinking about them.”
For the first time in my life I’ve been given the chance to stand up for another living creature. Yes, I became a godmother for a tiny human - a cute and lovable tiny human as a matter of fact.
But before everything else here’s what I wore for the unexpected event!
I always always tell my self that I do not like kids. And that I do not want to have one. But when one is in front of me I cannot help but take back all the nonsense and give him the chummy hug and the baby talk. Recently, God may have tested my capacity in handling kids as two events happened - first was the fact that I am now a godmother and this entry, Vera’s first birthday celebration.
Witness the rush, feel it pumping in your veins, and lose yourself to the beat. Experience ADRENALINE!!!
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Bring you the HOTTEST and MOST THRILLING dance fest and open party of the year, ADRENALINE 03.09.13 7 PM Area 05 Superclub
Watch dance teams composed of Biology majors from different universities battle it out to emerge as the champions of BMAP Dance Fest 2013.
After the dance battle, party the night away and dance ‘til you drop. Prizes also await the winners of our out-of-the-world party games! ;)
Free drinks will be served by Bacardi.
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