Fall


I never thought I’d be able to find a copy this early in the Philippines. But, I did! Now, here’s another thing to look forward to after another med school hell week.

Love & Misadventure + Lullabies
by langleav


How can anyone feel so alone yet so loved at the same time?

Home is not a place, it’s a person.


Finally, a good long conversation outside the confines of messaging apps. suntoyourmoon romanoffa


"Here comes the weekend," said Pink.


A List

1. A taste of independence
2. Long phone conversations with my parents
3. Random texting with my brother
4. Ministop breakfasts
5. Zatazza with the girls
6. Lucky breaks
7. You have one unread message
8. You do the sweetest things and I don’t know what to do with that or our friendship
9. By far, the most intense, most stressful, most exciting, and most fun Hunger Games preceptorial ever
10. Worry ends when faith in God begins
11. That one week with only just one exam
12. Parks and Recreation <3


Med school interludes


Rollercoaster by Bleachers
on Strange Desire
32 plays

Now I’m running
And I can’t stop anywhere I go
I think about it everyday and night
I can’t let go

Rollercoaster, Bleachers


#personal

This blog is always brimming with happy feel-good things and never in a million years would I want to disrupt its strict compliance to its own primary objective. However, inspired by my favorite bloggers who have been going through quarter-life crisis lately, I would also like to address the struggles and tribulations I’ve kept to myself (and those closest to me) and occasionally, to another extremely classified blog (from another platform) that only I know.

The lyrics go, “being grown up isn’t half as fun as growing up.” Most of the time, it’s a little too difficult to grow up in a twenty-something’s head whose thoughts are constantly going ten thousand miles per minute. Half the time, it’s medicine and the other half, it’s life or some other existential phenomena.

It’s been a trying month but I always believe in God. And, I know that He will hold me up when I’m losing my grip. It’s true: the demons inside are always the hardest to fight. But they’re easily defeated when He’s on my side.


Post-block exam lunch out
Beyond four walls
The art of microbiology
Silence, please.
Gelato (that awkward moment when dessert costs more than dinner)
Perfect long weekend trip companions


Symbiosis

I can see your long stare
One seat across from where I am
You’re looking sideways
Hand on your chin
Pensive, waiting
The most handsome

But that’s not all that I can see
Where you burn brightest encompasses
The depth of your eyes
The joy hidden beneath
Your laughter lines

I indulge myself for awhile
In an attempt to memorize your face
Knowing for certain
Some of the best adventures
Are found not in the wild


Taylor Swift’s new music video for her first single, Shake It Off— a win for geeky, awkward girls everywhere


GIT Potpourri


I rarely exit a class halfway but when I do, it’s for good reason. Happy and lovely brunch with inevitably in “our little piece of New York in our hometown.”