3rd 16th birthday? Go figure.
Today is the 20th of August 2012, and today is the special day of a very amazing, normal friend. As much as I want to elaborate on our meaning of what normal is, no matter how hard I try, I know it’s beyond words. Ha ha ha! We both understand what this means. =))
Meet Jassy Mary. She was my Comparative Anatomy laboratory professor, was my Cell & Molecular Biology laboratory professor.
Today is the 20th of August 2012, and today is her birthday.
Closely examine the pout as I, too, was amazed.
I did this once. Behold, the very normal self.
I don’t think the introduction was necessary, especially for those who have known the both of us since our days in the university. Ate Jas and I have been great friends since who-knows-how-long already. We have a lot in common, but we are different in tons of ways that nobody can ever explain. It was just so magnificent, the fact that we get along really well. It was not a “blink of an eye” thing, but, it was more of a splendid discovery.
Well you don’t have any idea how hard it was to get this photo during that day. :))
In Ate Jassy, I found a lot of whos and whats and what have you. One that’s worth mentioning is being my chat-buddy. Dynamic chatterer, should I say?
Actually, what I really want to point out here is that I never met anyone else who has the extreme capability to talk
so fast, really fast, most especially when she’s excited, and/or too happy. But hey, it’s one of the simplest things that I’m sure will always be appreciated and loved by the people around her. Long hours of talks with Ate Jas always end up filled with laughter, and sometimes genuine reflection.
Kidding aside, what I really found in Ate Jas is someone that I can never compare to anyone else. I found a friend who offers genuine closeness, I found an extra ear, a
very petite (but warm) source of hugs, I found a human-box of laughter, a human-bucket full of inspiring words. I found a food-buddy who loves to Wendys-, Kennys-, BK-, *insert more restos here* together. I found someone weirder than I already am, this someone who is willing to try that bungee jump adventure with me on a hot, very, very random day.
Anyway, I just really want to say that Ate Jas is one of the greatest blessings that I’ll always be thankful for…that sister I never had by blood, but I now have by heart.
You see? I still love her to bits even though she is currently possessed by some Korean soul who does not have any plans of leaving her body whatsoeverrr. :))
I hope to enjoy more days of being in our very, very normal selves, Ate Jas. I will never get tired of spending tons of hours with you, looking for crazy, random, adventures for a day or two. So, bungee jumping na soon?
Well, we both don’t seem to agree. Bungee jumping thing? :))
It is still the 20th of August 2012, and today is my very great
“normal” friend, all-time weirdest-like-me sister’s 3rd 16th birthday. Why? Go figure.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ATE JAS! ♥ :))
“Growing up is never easy. You hold on to things that were. You wonder what’s to come…let go of what had been, and look ahead to what would be. Other days. New days. Days to come…” ~The Wonder Years
It’s 9:53 PM. More than one month in med school.
Today is July 14, 2012. And today, I feel like I already belong.
Meet Romi, Shierline, and Clang. I have been with these ladies for the past few days, and they have been w/ each other for weeks. In short, ako ang pinaka-last na sumama sa kanila. To tell you honestly, di ko na naisip na magkakaroon pa ako ng almost permanent circle. Yun tipong consistent na lagi kong makakasama araw-araw. Siguro naisip ko yun dahil matanda na kami at di na bagay maging masyadong attached sa isa’t isa? And probably because of the fact that we already have close-to-family friends existing even before we entered medical school. Tapos, nasa same school din naman sila, just in different sections. I thought I’d be w/ different classmates sa bawat araw. But I guess I can now say I’m wrong.
The very moment na sinama nila ako, I already know deep down na araw-araw ko na silang gustong kasama. Shoot, clingy. Pero iba talaga. I want them around me, literally and figuratively speaking. I hug them everyday, and I hug them almost every hour, basta may opportunity to hug them, I grab it with both hands. Is that even creepy at all? I don’t know. I just hope hugging them almost always won’t drive them away from me :) as creepy as it may sound [or look like] :)
For what it’s worth, I know this is starting to be a lot like love and family. Yes, I think this is the start of it.
I then wish for no more reshuffling. I can only be so sure that I still long for better friendship and more laughter. I wish for years of deeply rooted friendship with them, with the three individuals that you now see.
Today is July 14, 2012. This is Romi, this is Shierline, and this is Clang.
Meet some of the first, of the greatest happenings in my medical school life.
With love, to infinity and beyond.
It’s a very unusual night. I feel all the drama in the world.
I’m just about to explode ‘cause of all the happiness and contentment that I have in my heart now. But can I mention that bit of unexplainable emotion, too? This one, I don’t know how it’s called.
I miss my old 2nd family (UPMBIO12). I really do.
But what’s really worth mentioning though is that in a little over a month, I already terribly miss some — SOME, in my new 2nd family even though we were together some hours ago.
This can’t change. I hope I don’t get to drive them away. I hope.
Matt Lyon (United Kingdom) via Curioos
20. Cam’s hair gets shorter every season.
19. Angela and Hodgins.
C: Camille Saroyan = ‘cause she has the best facial expressions, the best and cool boss at the end of the day.
C: Camille Saroyan, cause I love her expressions, her hair, her reactions. And it’s not easy to lead a lab.