Because I’m still preoccupied with works
and too lazy to post about our retreat, here’s a video diary that I made to serve as a preview! :-)
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Because I’m still preoccupied with works
As promised, here’s some of backlogs!
All the graduation feels are creeping inside of each and everyone of us. Especially when we had our graduation pictorial last November 18. It was a very rush grad pictorial since we only knew the date 3 days before. Everyone went gaga as to what their creative shots would be.
Us with Aina and Tee who went there early.
Xiel on her creative shot.
The goddesses! Hah.
Say hi to myself! I badly want my hair straight in my grad picture but unfortunately, the hair stylist insisted to have my hair curled! I said I don’t like because my hair is short but next thing I know he’s curling my hair. T-T
Twinny! <3 As to my creative shot, I was supposed to be Kimbra in Gotye’s Somebody that I Used to Know music video but at the last minute (yes, right after finishing all the paints and stuff), I changed my mind. Blame my inconsistent self. I went for Minnie Mouse because I felt that it would really match my personality. You know, I can go jolly and have a high energy during the whole shoot and that’s what really happened! So, my regrets somehow faded. (but not totally since they said I should’ve pushed Kimbra)
The chaos inside the IMC.
My girls! ♥
The rest are settled now all I have to do is finish thesis, ace my two remaining subjects and one more internship! (guess not everything is settled huh) Aja aja! :-)
My internship in the clinical setting went rather fast than I thought it would be. In the span of 12 days and with 100 hours to fill; we are just starting to grew closer to the patient but next thing we know, we are already on our last day at the institution.
Having an internship at a mental institution, you must have a heart that’s willing to control its softness. I’m not saying that you should be hard on the patients but you should have a heart that knows how to control and not be too emotional whenever you’re around the patients. In there you will hear a lot of stories. Stories as to why they got inside the asylum, stories about how they are longing for the care and company of their loved ones, stories in which you have to filter what is true and what is delusion or just hallucinations, stories about heartaches, infidelities, and how they are willing to change. They are a mix of people with different cases — drug addicts, schizophrenics, rape victims, depressed, mentally retarded. But your heart will be caught when you know what they are all in common, it is to be out of that institution and be with their families. You will not like it inside. The smell is not good, the foods that are served to them are just a little portion of how much they are paying so they always look for foods when they see new people, the facilities are not that friendly. While you will have a pang of pain looking to the patients and so with the environment, you will feel happy knowing that some of them are improving and fighting their own battles.
As to our ojt proper, well, our practicum adviser in our school tasked the institution via the recommendation paper to expose us to several phases and works in the clinical psychology world but unfortunately, the management just let us in what we want to do as long as we are interacting with the patients and having activities. As you can see in the pictures, well one time when we’re too bored we turned ourselves into a Tang warriors. Got the stickers when we bought juice for the patients’ merienda. Also, from time to time we stuffed ourselves with korean ice creams from the nearby grocery and when I brought along Park (my mini cruiser) with me, we cruise around the vicinity and of course who can forget the videoke! I swear I conquer my fear of singing in front of many people during my clinical setting internship. Hah!
To finish this post, well, I came out alive and full of empathy inside me. A lot of lessons learned though we only spent 12 days there. If you have friends or even relatives who’ve been betrayed by their minds, don’t dump them. Instead, understand them and fill them with love. After all, they are human with feelings too.
Life of being a senior student is not easy peasy. I am currently doing my internship at a mental institution (“intern diaries” segment will be updated soon!) and recently started revising our thesis so I apologize for the lack of updates and for being such an inconsistent blogger.
A lot has been happening lately and I am dang happy about it. Transformation and maturity, I guess. Also, we already had our graduation pictorial (will blog about this soon)! All is well except for my inconsistent self, changing my mind at the last minute for my creative shot (i was supposed to be Kimbra but when everything is set, i settled to be Minnie Mouse. sorry mom! T_T) and the hair stylist who forced me to have my hair curled.
As to the photos above, we had our spontaneous visit at Cafe Noriter last Friday! We are on our way to school when they announced that the classes are cut due to the “Tropa Mo Ko Unli” of TV5’s taping. -____- We decided to stay at the library to edit our thesis but they shooed us away. So we (Hesi, Grace and I) went to SM Manila to chill at Starbucks and again, to edit our thesis but SB at SMM is awfully crowded and the ambiance is not so-so. So, I invited them to Cafe Noriter. The experience was awesome (well, it would be a lot awesome if there are no couples necking and kissing and doing all those extreme PDA stuffs. srsly, we almost said, “get a room”.) and we all fell in love with their double choco chip muffin. Swear to heavens it tasted like fireworks on my mouth! Chilled the whole time and revised our thesis.
So I guess, that was it. ‘Til my next update! Now back to thesis revision.
P.S Sending gratitude to my new readers and to those loyal ones of course! Thanks for sticking around though I rarely update. May God bless everyone!
Last October 14-15, our org, The Peer Facilitator’s Group had our annual team building. It was overnight but sadly, I didn’t made it during the first day because of lack of transportation and sea of people in Manila due to INC’s medical mission. So, we made it appoint that we will be there on the 2nd day because we, the seniors, are the activities’ facilitators.
Finally had the time and opportunity to get to know the baby peers! That’s the very quirky John Roberts Powers. Hahaha! Well, he really is John Roberts but we gave him a new nickname… Powers! (yes, that’s from the modeling school JRP. lol)
In which I try to be normal and went back to being me again. Lol.
The baby peers blindfolded while having no knowledge of us, taking pictures with them. Hee, sorry bbs!
One of the perks of being a senior is that you don’t have to join the activities but all you have to do is to facilitate. And while they’re busy doing their assigned tasks…
We’re I’m trying to reunite with the hula hoop. Haha!
…and goofing around with Twinny.
…and being a fangirl. Loljk. We’re supposed to have a twinny shot with the bilaos until those two were like.. "Sama kami!" So yes, there you go.
…and playing with Lee’s mini camera. I love it! Though you have to guess if you’ll get the right shot or whatever. You can’t see the outcome until you view it in your phone or computer using its memory card.
Say hi to my hungry self. Lol.
Right after the activities and lunch, we had a 1 hour break so what did we do? We jammed with these boys and sang songs from high school. (e.g, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus’ Your Guardian Angel, Thunder, FM Static’s songs, etc. throwback, indeed!)
For the last activities we did the pasahan thinggy using the straw. And of course, what we loved the most the dugtungan of songs! The last thing we did was saying words of affirmation to each other. Touching activity that was!
The seniors with our very young and lovely peer adviser, Ma’am Kath. Too bad we’re not complete.
And of course… GROUP PICTURES!
Gaining new friends is awesome. They call me “ate” though! Hahaha. It makes me sad to know that in a few months, I’ll no longer be part of these activities. </3
Photo Credits: Kennetha Q.
As what I’ve mentioned before, my life’s been about juggling A LOT of responsibilities from the past months. Now, I am happily announcing that everything is accomplished! Imagine my heart leaping with joy. Hah! If you’ve been following me on my twitter account, I bet you witnessed how my life went from busy mode, assemblys, meetings and eventually embracing my social life back.
And to update you about the past months’ happenings, here you go! The lapse that has been in a nutshell and inconsistent photo and font sizes. (yup, i’m aware of that lol)
Bibiliograhy gathering-slash-epic-fail-day. We weren’t able to go inside the school in which we are going to research because of schedule conflicts so we ended up having foodtrip and sticking chocolate donuts in our teeth.
It was my first time in a public library so imagine myself getting excited and all. But unfortunately, we found a very minimal infos about our thesis topic. It’s okay though ‘cause I got a lifetime ID card for a hundred bucks. #bookwormslittlejoys
Went here with the group of Ate Mel because my chiks (pardon me for using this term but they really are chiks. hah!) groupmates had their trip to the doctor.
What I love in San Beda’s lib is their tables! It is only for one person to avoid noise, I guess.
My favorite library out of all libs I’ve been to. This is the most memorable experience during our library hopping! It was my first time in DLSU and boy did I fell in love to it the second time around! (the first was when I am six. i saw it from the car’s window when we’re on our way to the province and i said to myself that i will study there. the facade is just beautiful i can’t even. hopefully, i’ll be able to study there for my MA.) I love how their library is too cozy for my life. They have couches and their library is 7 floors or so. Heaven on earth!
Unexpected pigging out, treats and stories. Also, I found myself often visiting my favorite bookstores and checking out their new titles but not buying anything because all of my bucks are for thesis. Why do we always do things that we know will hurt us in the end?
Peer Facilitator’s General Assembly. Ahh, my love for this org will never falter. Good companies as always. So proud that we were able to recruit a lot of committed baby peers! They are A LOT. First ever in the history of this org.
Our mother org’s annual teambuilding. Seniors are the organizers of the said event so we are the ones who’s busy by facilitating, checking if everything went on plan, etc. This is also the day that I brought Park at school so while we are waiting for the event to start, we played in the high school lobby. The event went amazing!
And yes, let’s not forget this seminar. Being a coordinator and the master of the ceremony (at the last minute) is not an easy peasy job especially if you’ll face a hundreds of student from different universities. But thank God, we managed to make it a success. Also felt happy that I got to meet an old friend! Small world, it is.
Finally, the proposal defense. We never expected it to be just like eating peanuts. I can remember how nervous we all are and how anxiety’s attacking us! Hah. So ecstatic that we surpassed it! We have to do revisions though, but it’s okay! We will double our efforts for the second sem.
Hay, time flies so fast. At first, I am just drowning in the sea of books and without blinking, someone saved me and got me out of it. Though, I now bid hello to social life… I still have finals this coming week and some requirements to pass. But atleast, no thesis (for 1 week only tho)!
So much to blog, so little time. Watch out for the Before Eternal Summer Bucketlist update! And oh, we had our escape last Friday. It was indeed awesome! Will blog about it soon or sooner! :-)
Thesis discussion over mudslide espresso coffee at this very modern Japanese concept café in the heart of the busy Eastwood city (with my two gorgeous
group mates friends), Talks about the future — in which so many what ifs and what will bes were considered (Thankfully enough, God answered me right away earlier tonight.) — while Train’s Marry Me is on the loop, Chances in which we are afraid to take and decisions we are still in doubt to make, reality and how it is slowly slapping us in the face making us realize that our time as an immature human being is close to the “Time is up!” part, relationships and how awesome it is to have one at the right moment and at the right time, beer pong discussion c/o Judd and our ignorance, chats about love and the unbelievable things it can do to people, pizza hut bistro and their icky pesto pasta (Icky for me and Hesi. Hah! Love you, Judd!), full and happy tummys, the rain and how it poured hard right after we went out of the resto, Cubao X and Hesi’s face of amazement, Book sale and heartbreak, and my untangled words.
Indeed, the last day of September was well spent.
I’ve been too preoccupied with a lot of things lately or should I say the past months so I wasn’t able to keep up with this little blog portion of mine.
Anyhow, I’m happy to announce that I already finished my 150 hours at MBC! To catch up with things, let me summarize some of the happenings during my stay in the company.
- Easyrock @ 4! Saw some celebrities like Mark Bautista, Zendee Rose, as well as Princess Velasco and bands like Six Part Invention, and Bloomfieds.
- Contrary to my previous post regarding this portion, (in which I thought I won’t do anything that concerns recruitment) I eventually did some recruitment stuffs like applicant sourcing, call-outs and phone interviews.
- Job Fair at SM Megamall, Megatrade Hall in celebration of DZRH’s 74th Anniversary.
- Sorting of files and other clerical stuffs.
- (photos 5-7) Gained some friends! They’re tourism interns from Baguio and GenSan.
- Sir James doing Ryzza Mae’s famous pose look up. I’ll miss him and the way he trust my taste in music to the point that I became his some sort of music consultant. (“Elaine ano ngang band yan?”, “Sinong singer nga kumanta nyan, Elaine?”) Heh!
- (photos 9-10) Taken during my last day. Too bad I wasn’t able to have a picture taken with Ma’am Grace that day. We’ll be back this Friday to claim my certificate though.
I can’t believe time flies so fast. I’m just staring to have a good bonding with my bosses and my co-ojts and little did I know, I already finished my internship in industrial setting. I didn’t expect myself to say this but I’ll surely miss MBC.