Saturday, June 1, 2013


To be given the opportunity to study nursing is one thing, but medicine? That’s another story.

I’m a fresh Atenean graduate under the course of BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing). To be completely honest I wasn’t the most obedient student in my batch, and I hate myself everyday because of it; however, I regret nothing. How I was back then (LOL I sound like my parents) taught me to be a better student- a better person. I’ve made mistakes here and there, some I made up for, and a couple I haven’t.

Frankly speaking, I was one of the laziest students in my batch, only if I dislike the subject or if I “don’t feel like it”. I was, and still am, at my best with the subjects English, Philosophy, and Math. English, really. I just love to read and write. I am fascinated with works of a lot of authors, but the style of one is what inspires me to write more. Edgar Allan Poe. Yes. During my elementary days I had tons of mood swings, and each time I did, I would go to a quiet place and write. I had a compilation of my deep, dark (most of my works), and mysterious poems and stories that came along with doodles of what the piece(s) were all about. I don’t really remember when I put those poems, but one thing’s for sure I loved to rhyme words and did it really fast- even in Filipino! Huge downfall is that I need help from someone good at Tagalog to help me with the grammar and all. I’m not that familiar with deep Filipino words; the kind that would sound awesome in poems and novels, unfortunately. *sob*

Enough. Let’s get back to medicine. I’m really excited to start! I’m thrilled to meet new people and be an actual “Manila girl” (pardon my term :P). Good thing for me, and for my parents as well, I’m not that fond of going out to clubs, malls, or even for coffee. I’m more of a “stay-at-home” type of student. I’m much more comfortable when I stay at home and just relax. Coffee on one hand and a good book on the other is how I roll- well, movies too. I love movies! My point is, nights out and skipping class won’t be a real concern/problem. I’m pretty sure my daily routine will be condo-school-lunch at nearby restaurants/fast food places-school-condo. I plan on going home or staying at the school library during my free time, but only if I have an incoming class. If I don’t, it’s off to the condo for me.

I’m really, really hyped to start school this June! I swore to myself and to my family that all of the laziness and “could have” regrets back when I was studying nursing will be retaliated with better, more impressive grades and performances. May God help me (I’m sure He will) with the challenges I’m about to encounter. Medicine is not an easy course. My father, as well as several friends taking up the course, said that medicine is the “real deal” compared to nursing. I need to double, no, triple my efforts this time. I really will.

My motivation is more than enough!

(To those who have taken up medicine, share some tips if you may. I would really appreciate it.)


  1. Hi ! I'm planning on taking med too after I graduate. Congrats by the way and goodluck! May the odds be ever in your favor!

  2. Goodluck with medicine. :) It's not going to be easy and things may not always go as planned but then in the end, with a lot of diligence and hard work, you will prevail.

    Your love of reading will help you get through med school. It took me a while to adjust to the reading load considering I am a very avid reader. Try to find a study style that suits you. It might take trial and error but you need to work it out with yourself. :) A lot of nurses are taking up medicine or law. It's kind of a trend now. Goodluck and Godbless you this new school year.

    I love E.A.P too. I wasn't a huge fan of the process of his work development which relied heavily on alcoholism and abuse. If you like gothic horror novels or things that are dark and blur aruond the edges, maybe Poppy Z. Brite? if you haven't heard of her. :)


  3. Dra. Usman in the making! Good luck and God bless! :)

  4. What school, Te Trish? Good luck! :)