My 86-year old grandmother gave me this typewriter a few days ago. It was my late grandfather's typewriter. It is still working except for the ink ribbon that I have to buy. It's my vacation right now, and I'm about to enter my third year in medical school this July 22. My goal is that… Continue reading This is not a lonely path.
These are words from a broken heart. These are words from an aching heart. Over and over again. Was that the right word for it? A few days ago, I stared at that view by the river side a few kilometres away from our ancestry house located in a province somewhere here in the Philippines.… Continue reading That is my heart.
For the past months, I have learned and endured a lot. I have officially finished my second year in medicine. Two more years, and I will finally be graduating – truth be told, I cannot wait for that day. My med school journey did not turn out to be an amazing one for me for… Continue reading Dark days.
My dad is a big fan of tennis -- he already watched a lot of tennis tournaments live. I'm not really into tennis or any sports, but growing up, I've watched him, our mom, and my sister while they were having their tennis trainings. While we were here on vacation in Qatar, our dad shared… Continue reading Exxonmobile Qatar — watched Novak Djokovic for the first time!
The Arabic word "souq" means "market". On our first week in Doha, we visited Souq Wakif. This place is the old world charm of Qatar. It is a place where the Arabic tradition and culture is preserved. Its stores were designed from the past. There are a lot of restaurants, shisha stores, souvenir stores, and… Continue reading Souq Waqif in Doha — Qatar’s old charm.
After 5 years, I finally spent Christmas again with my complete family! This country is not a typical place to celebrate Christmas since more of the people here are not Christians, but my parents live here -- my dad is spending half of his life here in the Middle East (my sisters and I studied… Continue reading Christmas 2018 in Doha, Qatar.
A while ago, a friend of mine sent me a photo of a beautiful night view in Baguio. He told me that was where he once cried his heart out -- of things that once hurt him. I did not bother to ask him what happened during those days. One thing I'm sure of is… Continue reading We live for those moments.
One of those nights when I remember the pain of being ignored and left behind. How can this world be so unfair to me? I try my best to be happy seeing the people around me, my friends, happy. Pudge said that the only way out of the labyrinth of suffering is to forgive. But… Continue reading The way out of the labyrinth of suffering.
You and my younger self will not believe what I have been through since late last year. I never thought that I will be the exact opposite of the version of myself before I entered medical school since August 2017. So many things have changed and I felt like everything that I built before that… Continue reading It takes time to make your courage strong.
Before everything else, I know -- I know that it has been a year since I last wrote here. I had been very busy on my first year in medicine and I had been through a lot. The truth is, I didn't stop writing. I continued to write everything down with my own handwritings on… Continue reading Ruins.