Saturday, November 10, 2007

Sicilian

hehe just got back from lunch where George's mom, Tita Cynthia treated us at Sicilian (dnt know if i got it correctly). We ate pastas and pizza, my favorite! yum :p thanks, Tita! hehe

All this was after we interviewed Tita about her pregnancy history as well as George's development from birth until the present (haha nabuko si George! all the while during the interview, George was groaning in the background :p). All the same, we find it adorable, George.

I just hope this history taking assignment in Pedia OT8 reaps a good grade. All in all, I think I'm blessed with having such a great group consisting of ella, tygre, kaye, george & ate camille. Thanks, you guys! :p

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

random musings...


Pain is not a cosmic joke, it isn't something unpleasant simply there to make our lives miserable. But rather, it is God's great gift to humanity...an unwanted and unappreciated grace, but grace nonetheless.
note: if u are skeptical, grab a philip yancey book "Where is God When it Hurts?"
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Last year in our ethics class, we were assigned to report on the topic of human experimentation. What I discovered during the span of my research opened my eyes to many things, not the least of which is the capacity of human beings for cruelty. What unnerved me is that people are actually capable of such brutality toward their fellow humans! Now this may be because they are innately cruel, which I don't quite believe, or because they are just ignorant. Ignorant of what? Ignorant of the fact that each and every person has been painstakingly formed, molded, shaped and created in God's own image, which is why the Bible says "I am fearfully and wonderfully made."
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just some things to contemplate on... =)

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

UST-Community Center Practicum

haay grabeh kakabaliw tlga mga patients dun haha meron pko naging patient nakipagshake hands pa, ako na raw ung bago nyang friend haha tpos yang away pa nila sa group treatment which felt like world war 3 na nakakatakot kasi napaka-unpredictable pa nila kasi they themselves have no control over their mental faculties..pero di nman lhat gnun, ung mga ngkataon lng tlga na inatake ng manic state nila na sabaysabay pa..mababait din nmn ung mga iba like si yummyboy na tumulong pa magayos ng mga upuan, si kuya na puro tattoo, at yung kapangalan ng isa naming kaklase na may brace din hehe (kelangang gumamit ng codenames dahil d pwdng ma-violate ang ethical principle na confidentiality..dr. pedrosa will be proud of me haha :p)
thank God tlga tpos na yan and ok naman individual treatment namin..nagulat nga ako na it went so smoothly tpos sbi pa nung patient namin, sa totoo daw nalibang sya dun sa coin purse na gnawa nya..it's nice to see na kahit papaano nkapagbgay saya kmi, no matter how babaw..

pero truth be told, it was really draining..imagine mo, 2 days lang yun and it felt like a whole week..kya nga may takot din ako na kung ngaun nga gnyan na, pno pa kya pg intership na?! sbi nga ni sheena, solo flight na by that time tpos imagine doing it everyday..haay bka ako na ung mapasok sa cc nyan! haha salamat nga pla sa aking mga kagrupo lalo na sila sheena at almi na sumalo ng lhat ng panlalait ni kuya star a.k.a. ginintuang aral at syempre kay jen, ang aking partner sa indiv. treatment tska sa lhat ng nagdonate ng mga leather nila pra sa aming individual treatment (lalo na kay dal! super thanks tlga), tska kila es pla pra sa puncher nila. By God's grace...praise Him!

Friday, August 03, 2007

Final Preparation

Lately, what we've been doing at school are all the major stuff that we need when we go on to work as occupational therapists. We begin to do full scale treatment plans from the assessments to the plans of action. I'm actually quite surprised that I enjoy the thrill of racking my brains and coming up with a plan that will really benefit the client/patient. Still, I can't help but have these doubts of what if I wasn't good enough, what if the stuff I learned from school and the experiences I gained fall short of what is needed for my professional life..? That's why in this last one and a half year, I'm trying to learn all I can, gain all I can, and experience all I can to prepare me for the life ahead.

Monday, June 18, 2007

school starts

well, it's back to school yet again..as usual, i still have hang-overs from the summer vacation and my mind isn't programmed for learning yet, but would you believe we were already given assignments on the first day..?! The first one was to do a paper on the different assessment tools for work, the next one was to read a 2chapter 66-page stuff on kinesiology.. Just aS well, I'd better get started on the reading since we have a recitation this wed. and a quiz this friday. :Sigh: so many things to do and stuff to finish, all of it seem so overwhelming... Nevertheless, it reminds me of what we were just discussing at church last few weeks or so--GRACE. 2Corinthians 12:9-10 states that God's grace is sufficient for us and His strength is made perfect in our weakness. Now, because God's grace indeed is enough for me, as I've experienced so many times in the past, I can say with confidence "when I am weak, then I am strong."

I can't believe I'm now in my 4th year of college! After 3 gruelling years, I've finally reached this stage in my life where I am now being looked up to as a senior, supposedly an "expert" on college life, with freshmen and lower batches asking me for advice and tips on the subjects I've previously taken.. Yet again I say, everything is by God's grace. Praise the Lord!