Hello! Today was an equal mix of annoying and awesome. Let me start with the annoying one. Today we were supposed to have our finals in Pharmacology. The exam was originally scheduled to be taken at 10:30am, but yesterday they moved it to 8am. I arrived at school an hour early (intentionally) because I wanted to review since I fell asleep the other night (haha!) The hours passed and there were still no signs of the papers coming in. I had a scheduled shoot for 10am the same day, by the way. By 10:30am, our batch president announced that the exam was postponed. Yes. Postponed. After these words the whole class (section 1 and section 2 were in the same room. We were supposed to take the exam together) went berserk. I mean, canceling an exam is acceptable, but who postpones finals? I can never describe the stress I went through (as well as the rest of the class) while reviewing for our finals (Tapos hello. Pharmacology pa) Anyway, maybe this is a good thing because I haven’t actually gotten to master all the chapters yet (I only covered 12 out of 15 haha) so I’ll just look at this as a blessing in disguise. I just hope it won’t be re-scheduled on the same day as our Pediatrics and Maternity finals, though. Baka maloka na ako nun! Haha!
So now let’s move on to the awesome part of my day. Today I had a shoot at UST for another online shop. I don’t have copies of the behind the scene photos yet (they’re still with my friend Dasha) so I’ll just blog about it when I do. Also, can I just say? It’s the first time in a long time since I’ve been inside UST again. I felt like a tourist! Jash and Dash were both former UST students so they were my tour guides for that day. Haha! Thank you Thea Conception of Serial Apparel for the opportunity! Thank you also to Krizia for doing my make up again. The collection will be uploaded on Monday so keep checking their page for updates! :)
Photo above taken at KFC. I went over to McDo just before we left to see my long time grade school/high school friend Emy! Hi Emy! I missed you. Next time we’ll take photos okay! :D
And to end this post, here’s a shout out to my friend Resnar Reyes (who is in Baguio right now) so that he will get me Butter Oats for pasalubong. Butter oats make me happy! Haha. That is all. Thank you for reading! :D
Hello! I don’t really have a post planned for today, so I’m just going to tell you how my day went. Today we had our second day of duty in Shalom Christian Bahay Paanakan in Antipolo, our second to the last rotation for this semester. Today was prenatal check up day (Tuesday and Wednesday) and our group was assigned to handle the ‘outside’ portion of Shalom - namely, doing the interviews, taking blood pressures and assisting in blood tests, among others. I’m okay with most of the activities but I chose to be the one who would interview the patients (along with one boy senior who was doing his completion of cases) because I was in the mood to talk a lot that day (also because I love writing down things, and with doing the interview comes writing down stuff haha. Sorry mababaw lang kasi talaga akong tao haha!) So anyway, we had 101 pregnant mothers that day, and I wished I had with me photos so you guys could envision what went on earlier. Our group’s activities included shouting (yes, shouting) out numbers, calling out orders, saying excuse mes every five seconds because the place was cramped and all those things. What I really liked about this though is that I got to interact with a lot of people, a skill one must master if one wants to pursue nursing. I got to teach them new things about their health and condition and in turn I learned things from them as well - mga kasabihan, their stories, how they met their husbands, how happy they were when they had their first babies, that sort of stuff. I don’t consider it snooping, because they were the ones to open up in the first place. And then came the time when I got to interview a girl who got pregnant at 15. It was pretty obvious how nervous she was. It wasn’t also surprising how little she knew, being at her age and all. She was jumpy, jittery, and stutters a lot when she gives answers to my questions. I am not mature myself, mind you, but I had to be for that girl. I hope she learned a thing or two from me, though. I also hope that things will turn out for the better for her and her baby. :)
Whew! What a heavy paragraph! Sorry about that! Haha. And now I will try to lighten things up by sharing one last thing. I went to JRS earlier to ship some items from my closet sale (Please check it out here too! You might find something you’d like!) One of the staff there made my day by telling me that I was beautiful. I haven’t been called ‘beautiful’ by a male specie in 19838638779 months (the rude catcalls I get around Cubao everyday aren’t counted, by the way) and the feeling was just overwhelming especially because I felt he really meant it (because honestly, today is one of my many ‘I feel so ugly’ days. Period, haggard look from duty, fatigue, etc.) I then said thank you and went on my way with a smile on my face. Little things like those can make my day (and I think, any other girl’s day) :D
By the way, a shout out to Ana of Anagon Collection for sending me this super cute floral headpiece! I love it to death and I cannot wait to use it for a shoot one of these days. Visit her shop for more lovely handmade accessories! :)
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So that’s it. If you’ve read this post all the way through, thank you! Here’s a hug for your effort. Haha! I shall go back to my books now. Finals are coming up. Wish me luck! :D