Kita Kita and Finally Found Someone 

My take on Kita Kita and Finally Found Someone as a casual movie goer: Kita Kita is good. Its amusing and refreshing. The acting is natural. But at some point i have to disagree with some of its exceptionally high praises. Because I was confused with the label of their relationship. At the end, techinically…

13 Reasons Why (You Should Take Up Medicine)

I believe I have read enough posts doing social media rounds highlighting the difficulties of medical school and training coming up with the conclusion that you shouldn’t repeat the mistake we had of choosing this career. More than enough has been said on that. So this time let me tell you differently. Let me share…

Lessons Learned, Daddy Version

My relationship with daddy is relatively unique. Even when miles apart most times of the year, we maintain a good communication. Actually good is an understatement. I constantly tell him everything. With my dad, i can be a 5 year old pabebe Geng or a 15 year old clueless and vulnerable Gel or a 25…

15 Medical School “Thrive-vival” Tips

First we lay down the difference between survive and thrive. To survive is to continue to live or simply exist on the other hand to thrive is to prosper or flourish. Of course, we wouldn’t want to just simply exist, we want to bloom wherever we are planted. Prepare It’s going to be tough. Prepare…

Lessons from Mommy

The best way to teach is to show how it is done. And my mom is one of my 2 all time favorite mentors.  From her I learned to partake in the joy of others. One of the earliest memories I had of my mom is I think when I was about 3 or 4…

South Korea in 7 Days: Tips and Tours

The highlight of Korean Tourism is Hallyu (it is a term first coined by the Chinese press in 1990s to describe the growing popularity of South Korean Culture). Most tourist spots have “kdrama significance”. Even locals engage in conversations asking if you like Kpop. They are aware that most tourists visit their country because of…

Don’t Best Friend Me

Familiar with the heartbreaking valentine commercial Jollibee gave us? We all hurt for the best friend who lovingly and willingly watched at the sidelines. Let us look at the real culprit for this story that back stabbed our emotions. When most of my guy friends call they’d start “Dude!” and I’d say “Yes bro?” They’d…

A Lesson from The PLE

Dear Medical Students, You may be gearing right now for the most feared “death march”. Probably, it hasn’t even started yet but you can’t wait for it to be over. I know. Been there done that. It was so draining and stressful that after 1st year death March (2012) I cut my near-waist length hair…

What Heo Joon Jae Taught Us: A Moral Lesson from LOTBS

Legend Of The Blue Sea finale is beautiful because it transcends happily-ever-afters. And we can learn so much from it. Whether you’re a kdrama fan or not but for as long as you know the word love and patience you should continue reading. SPOILER ALERT!  Sim Cheong played by Jun Ji Hyun had to leave…

Do You Give Yourself A Pat On The Back?

Today’s lead role goes to King Nebuchadnezzar (let’s just call him King Neb for short or Pareng Neb if you want). King Neb had a dream and he asked Daniel to interpret it again (He had another dream which Daniel interpreted for him previously, but that’s another story). This dream is a warning that he’s…