I am writing this as St. Patrick’s Day is ending and filling up my head with images of snakes fleeing Ireland because of the dear saint’s banishment. He preached the Trinity well to the Irish people with the cloverleaf that became a symbol for Irish and Catholics worldwide. Just in time to discuss the start… Continue reading Survival: The Ides of March, Colonization of the Philippines, and the Endless Quarantine
As I am writing this, our university’s wellness break is nearly done. Echoing the clamors of students who were stuck at home for their online classes, and imitating those institutions who went on and gave the precious time of rest for their students, my university offered one week of rest for studying: no classes for… Continue reading Overwhelmed students deserve wellness breaks in this pandemic—and 7 ways to cope!
It has been more than four months since the quarantine brought by COVID-19 ravaged the world, and most of us may have this cabin fever. It’s more than a fever, I admit, and one could only wish to travel the world. While we are sheltered and comforted in our homes, reading and watching blog… Continue reading Dreaming about the Top 10 Cruise Lines in this pandemic
My interest in Roman Catholic theology started in my years in public elementary school, where catechism classes. I attended all lectures and even took exams even though I initially informed catechists that I am not a Roman Catholic and that my dad is a Protestant pastor. They would tell me that it is okay to… Continue reading Being in limbo and not knowing what to do
Warning: Long read ahead! Did not mean to write it this long but here it goes. While everyone was in community quarantine (a cliche for the past few months, I admit) and members of the middle and high class were drowning themselves in Netflix and other streaming websites, this tweet came and rocked the interwebs:… Continue reading Empathizing with Erik Matti and the dying Philippine film industry
Hi there! It has been a while since my last post and I just had control of my website. After nearly three years in hiatus, many things happened and much has changed but I still need a channel to keep my mind sane amidst the various things happening around the world. Just like almost everyone… Continue reading Back to my musings
For a medicine student, Facebook is a nice place to explore other people’s ideas and to connect with other students and doctors who share tidbits of their experiences and opinions online. I chanced upon an article shared by a friend about Tu Youyou, the awardee for the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 2015. Tu was… Continue reading For whom is your ‘medicine’ for?
Writing for a Campus Paper I started involving myself with campus journalism back in high school when I was appointed to join a campus journalism seminar. Unlike my classmates, that was my very first exposure to the craft and have fallen in love with it ever since. It also served as my entry to our… Continue reading I’m back to writing for a campus paper
Since I started watching Doctor Who a few years ago, Christmas became more exciting. Of course, Christmas in itself is special for me especially its religious context. You will find various articles about Christmas on this blog. Doctor Who, a family sci-fi series from the UK, would have Christmas specials since it came back in… Continue reading The First and Twelfth Doctors in the TARDIS!
I tried to give this post with the title “Pursuing Happiness” but that would be too cliché. I was planning a post series about happiness which I started here but my schedule prevented me from doing so. For now, I felt an internal nudge telling me to write about this. Happiness Too often we would… Continue reading Happiness is the Key