Browsing through old pictures like these gives me a sense of familiarity and at the same time, the retching feeling of longing. Looking back, my sophomore year certainly tops the best terms of my college life. I’ve adjusted well enough then that I finally became sure of what I was doing. I don’t know, but I simply just learned to enjoy and appreciate my course and this university when the first term began. It felt refreshing.
Sigh. How I would love to trade a few last days of college life for days like these.
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Sometimes I really want to punch someone hard in the face when I realize there are still Marcos loyalists out there (and the disgusting fact that people still actually elect them in government office). I mean, yeah, I wasn’t born yet that time, but the stories of the horrors of Marcos’ dictatorship—- family members disappearing and finding their corpses mangled to brutality the next day; the torture and imprisonment of many people while the Marcoses dine happily in the palace; the rape and maltreatment of bold Filipina women who werent afraid to speak of the truth; and the Philippine economy plummeting down just cause this Macoytard wanted to feed his wife of her rapacity—- is enough for me to realize that Marcos was nothing but a tyrant, plunderer, and a murderer.
Why of course, during Marcos’ first term, the Philippines came second in Asia for having a booming economy. But the tables were suddenly turned when Marcos ascended for his second term. He became greedy and was beyond corrupt. Marcos sure was a trendsetter— he made corruption a hit, and so it’s as if this land is forever sticken with this ‘trend’.
This photo though, is a depiction of justice served in a cold metal plate— because no sum of money will ever amount to the suffering these families have been enduring for decades. By the way, the compensation came from the 2 billion dollars confiscated from the Marcoses’ loot, so, yay!
Disclaimer: I am not an Aquino loyalist (what, even -_-. that’s another story), I am just a kid who learned her history lessons right.
Photo came from here. Read the story please! :)
Today in bullets
- woke up lazily to revise my thesis (the fourth time and I’m starting to get really pissed)
- No, TBH, I AM ALREADY. :-(
- Butthurting because of the fact that my “adviser” never helped me AT ALL, yet she still has the nerve to poin outt that I didn’t put too much effort on my work. LIKE, WHAT THE HECK?! I went to Taal thrice to ask help from my seniors in NFBC (whose expertise is exactly my thesis) because I knew I can’t expect anything from someone who drives away her advisees to grab coffee every five minutes. When I presented my work, my so called adviser started rejecting the methods NFBC taught me because she thinks it does not involve my study. I smack her a copy of the protocol (an internationally published journal entitled ‘A new method of fish gut analysis’ no more no less), and explained the points of the method, but the ol’ prick doesn’t seem (or try) to understand. Instead, she points out a method which is useless, erroneous, and obsolete (and exactly the method that was rejected by the LATEST method I used). Annoyed, she’d then tell me “aynako thesis ko kaya yan nung masters ko so I know better.” Yeah righht, masters from the year 1969? Psh. AUUUGH. I could go on for days with this, but to cut it short, when my undergrad research is supposed to be challenging and exciting, instead, it WAS TERRIBLE AND HORRIFIC JUST BECAUSE I HAD TO DEAL WITH SOMEONE’S SENILITY. ENDOFSTORY.
- Sorry, just have to let it out. *exasperated sigh*
- I have this huge, disgusting gash on my head that resulted from climbing down stupidly from the jeep. It doesn’t hurt much, but my blockmates were making me freakout because they told me I might need stitches (aaaack poknat huhu)… or I might contract tetanus lol.
- Being the paranoid parrot that I am, I consulted doctor google about the risks of tetanus. Turns out, Clostridium tetani's incubation period would take about 8 days to a month before the endotoxin would manifest. That's kind of scary since the symptoms could only start to appear just as when the toxin level is lethal. But thankfully, prevalence rate in the Phils is actually low (phew). But who knows? Getting an antitetanus jab is still the best option, isn't it?
- Now, now, to clarify things, getting tetanus from rusted nails is just a MYTH (awwyeah take it in, Alcamo). It’s just that, the bacteria’s endospores “love” to reside on dirty stuff like that of rustly nails, and coincidentally, stepping on a nail makes the wound more vulnerable to the bac.
- My monthly visitor came with a rake. If you know what I mean.
- Went to SM to get my picture taken for grad clearance. There’s this shop which takes really neat pictures (and where I am a suki), but turns out, the employees were nowhere neat. *coughs* *jerks* *cough* *cough*
- Found out that our grad day will be moved from April 11th to the 22nd. Total bummer. But I could use the days to spend more time with my friends in school, yay?
- Aaaand my the reminder of the moronic stunt which is the ugleh wound on my head is starting to throb just now. I hope this is my natural scalp flora (aka dandruff) fighting off its territory from C. tetani. G’night.
Photo inspired from one of Lois Campos’ work. Hit her up! Her portfolio is so amazing!
Updates + events
I apologize for the lack of updates (everytime na lang lol). I got engrossed with a lot of school work these past few weeks. I was at the brink of completely burning out—- studying a whole book for a 50 item major exam in just one night, cramming for a quizbee, answering a whole lab manual in one sitting, and just basically doing, absorbing, cramming everything that’ll eventually evaporate after a day or two. Sigh. Graduating life is that grand, you know.
Now, thank God that’s over with, I only have get done with my thesis’ final revisions and have it book bound. And then, settle all my accountabilities in the science laboratory (and so I heard I am responsible for the destruction of a barrage of expensive lab glassware…nat cool!), get my clearance done… and WHOALAH! Countdown to graduation begins! This can’t get anymore exciting, indeed!
By the way, here’s a lazy little quick recap of what happened the past few weeks:
My friends/batchmates Alyssa and AJ joined a pageant in our college. As well as my gorg good friend, Aina, whom I helped make her costume. My juices are always at your service :-).
A mess within a mess
I have a massive girl crush on this lass!
Werk it ghurrrl. One of my college best friends, Jenny, joined a modeling contests in our school. Her ‘house’ won, btw!
I also joined an intercollegiate Biology quiz a few weeks ago. Yasss, we won second place!
Aaaand, if that couldn’t get any better, by God’s grace, my brah’s officially a licensed electronics engineer!!! The whole household was rejoicing when we found out. So happy!
So, we’ve only got about a month of undergrad life in our hands. It’s exhilarating—- but it could get a tad bit lonesome, of course. Before this school year ends, I would’ve love to take more candid pictures of my batchmates, my professors, of Intramuros; plan out of town trips with friends; eat more with my lunch buddies; complain less about my profs (LOLJK); sit around the hallways of sirls, play guitar, and just being silly dancing Jingle Bell Rock The Plastics way; settle all my accounts; hang out with my best friends more often…. and basically, just do the proper way to say good bye. *sniff*
so i made an art blog / portfolio.
Please follow it! I beg u gais teehee
monochrome for the dramz
Geez louise. I can’t believe I’ve been MIA for almost two months! The past few months had been the toughest, and by far the most ‘crucial’ part of my college life, and finally, now that it’s over with, I can officially begin my countdown to graduation! I’m so stoked!
I always longed for a place like Taal. So simple, so bare, but never tedious. It’s amazing how it always seems to welcome us home.
Doing my thesis ate up most of my time, but I could say I had a blast doing it. I got ride a boat andd roam around Laguna Lake to fish and tow for my samples! The lake could be pretty scary at times when it’s windy, but the sight was breathtaking, still! It’s just depressing how Laguna Lake is slowly turning up to be Metro Manila’s biggest septic tank.
The weary part was identifying the plankton species. Good thing our bosses from NFBC (the nicest, awesome folks from last summer’s internship) offered to help! They’re amazing! I even got to stay there in Taal for a couple of days to work on my thesis. Brought back so much fun memories, sigh. Really, if this medicine thing wont work out, I’d be grateful to be work as a researcher for NFRDI. I just hope there’d be room for fresh grads like me for this year!
Another crucial part of this year is the medicine thing. I had my interview last Monday, and prior to that, was the entrance exam. Both went pretty well, I guess?? It’s a do or die situation since I only ever applied to PLM. But still, I’m grateful enough for my parent’s ‘blessing’ for this decision. I do pray and hope I get in, and honestly, not being able to would hurt a tad bit, but I’m gonna be alright. The future’s secure, just as He promised.