|Another Holiday||10/02/2011 11:47:00 PM|
I'm in for another long holiday from most internet activity (except for email) in order to study for two sets of diplomate exams in January. Pray for me and wish me luck.
|A Foretaste of Things to Come||9/29/2011 06:46:00 PM|
By a twist of fate, I will be asked to cover for the ultrasonologists at the hospital where I am working even before I have passed all my diplomate exams. It just so happens that both will be out of town for the duration of two whole days with no one available to cover for them. Who wouldn't be apprehensive in such circumstances?
I guess I shall have to rise up to the occasion...
|Birthday Cross||9/11/2011 06:05:00 PM|
For about a decade now (and without fail), I have realized that our Lord, in his loving providence, and out of special love for me, would send me, every year sometime around my birthday, what I now refer to as my "Birthday Cross".
It is oftentimes a small thing, only bearing value and meaning to myself, but at times, also some tragic or seemingly catastrophic event.
I do know that He uses it in order to teach me the reason behind suffering and slowly lead me up the path to my heavenly home.
I also try to be grateful for His gift by trying to offer it up, though it may be hard, in order to further some apostolic plan.
It is perhaps no coincidence that I received the Sacrament of Baptism on the 14th of September, seven days after I was born...
|Forgiving and Forgetting||8/22/2011 10:51:00 PM|
"Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds upon the heel that crushes it."
by Mark Twain
Every day has been a challenge in learning to let go of sweeping generalizations and suspicions for the past few months... You would too if you were in my case... Soon enough, I realized that things should change as I had no peace... It has been pretty much up and down... Someday, I hope to conquer all.
|We Don't Need an RH Bill||7/15/2011 10:36:00 PM|
|rAdIoLoGy NoTeS 31: Diplomate Exams, Part 1||7/04/2011 07:57:00 PM|
I have never in my life ever taken any kind of examination, board exam or otherwise outside of my beloved Cebu City (except maybe for a seminar or two here and there). This was going to be a first.
After weeks of cramming both the completion of my research paper (which finally was approved), compilation of requirements and a 2-session crash course on radiation physics by our hospital's medical physicist for the benefit of all Cebu-based examiners, I found myself in the auditorium of the Lung Center of the Philippines with 99 other hopefuls (6 of us based in Cebu City, and I was the lone female).
We had breakfast (although I already ate at the home of my host family for the night) and snacks for the afternoon prepared for us. I had to change places as the writing arm of the seat I was initially assigned to did not work. We had unlimited supply of a variety of candies (I still have a vivid picture of one Cebuano co-examinee sucking on a mini-Chupa Chups lollipop thoughtfully). We had to hurdle 3 sets of questionnaires for this exam (cumulative rating) on applied anatomy in radiology, procedures in radiology and radiation physics. I got distracted by the fact that people did not seem to pay attention to instructions. And i went on answering the exam, nevermind if I was not able to review my answers for the first set. I did manage to finish the last set 15 minutes ahead of time and immediately left the venue to be able to attend noontime Holy Mass @ Sto. Domingo Church in Quezon City.
...And here's the answer to my prayers:
Exam Results Here...
|Blog Holiday!||5/23/2011 07:00:00 PM|
Will be staying off blogging for the rest of the month until after the Philippine Board of Radiology Examination Part I on June 18th... Hope to be back and joining TBR after the exams. :)
|10 Things With More Time, 10 Things With More Money||5/23/2011 06:54:00 PM|
10 Things With More Time
1. Finish reading all books by Tolkien which I haven't read yet (I have been reading "The Lord of the Rings" for the past 4 years, and I am still in the first chapters of "The Return of the King")
2. Go on more restaurant lunch outs with my sisters.
3. Explore a zoo.
4. Go on another mini-trekking trip.
5. Get serious with the my stamp-collecting habits.
6. Write more letters (snail mail).
7. Go spelunking.
8. Take a long walk in the middle of a centuries-old forest.
9. Develop a butterfly sanctuary
10. Write more literary pieces.
I really wish I had time to do more things than these.... (sigh!)
10 Things With More Money
1. Give it away to a relative in need.
2. Give it away to that hungry person on the street.
3. Give it away to an indigent patient.
4. Give it away to a charitable institution.
5. Give it away to support volunteer work.
6. Give it away to parish needs.
7. Give it away to the friend wishing for a new outfit.
8. Give it away to grow more forests.
9. Give it away to a micro-credit cooperative.
10. Give it away for the pro-life cause.
I have never really felt the need to have more money than what I have right now... I prefer to give it away rather than take on all the complications that comes with being rich.
|Why I Blog the Way I Do...||5/15/2011 02:37:00 PM|
I just realized that my last entry in this blog has been for quite some time already, but I am still blogging somewhere else by myself and with others...
These two blogs and the one I am writing on right now stand for the reasons that I blog:
- To be an outlet for my thoughts on various issues of my life.
- To share my creativity and construct an archive of sorts for my poetry past and present
- To give a show of support to a cause very close to my heart: the pro-life movement.
I guess blogging is still my thing, because it is closest to what I have been doing without a computer in the past, that is writing non-fiction (diary entries, essays) and fiction (short stories, novellas, poetry).
I do hang-out at Facebook which also started me out being involved in a pro-life blog as well, but for the life of me, I cannot seem to comprehend Twitter, although I do have an account. I guess text message-long posts are to cumbersome for my taste.
I my life thus, blogging is still well and alive, and in fact since the last TBR season, the single blog I have now includes one more personal blog and a group blog!
|rAdIoLoGy NoTeS 30: Welcome to My Chiefdom!||1/02/2011 12:44:00 PM|
Looks like there's no holding back... I'm officially the chief resident of our department...