2011 Book challenge = Fail. :(
I feel so bad about not reaching my reading goal this year. So far, I got 31 out 50 on my list. There are only 2 days left before the year is over and I’m halfway done with South of the Border, West of the Sun by Haruki Murakami and Delirium by Lauren Oliver. So if I finish them, I’ll only end up with 33 books. I feel very down. It’s like I’m slacking off with my reading. But actually, the reason is that I can only read books and such during vacations. I have tons of school works, paper works and exams during the school year that I cannot even spend my weekend reading. I only have Sundays for rest since I have Saturday classes which suck. If only textbooks counts as fiction books, then I would have finished my goal in a breeze. Haha. And so because of this failure, my New Year’s Resolution is to finish up my 2012 reading challenge. I swear that I’m gonna find time to read. I really will.
Here’s my failed attempt at drawing Clarence.
Altered some features:
Sorry, it’s my first try and I can’t seem to get the lips right. I am not really an artist so forgive me, I did my best. Will try again if I have time soon. But this is for you Clarence, since you’re one of the best people I follow here in Tumblr. :)
Another stupid discrimination of Physical Therapists.
From TV Patrol (Sept. 25, 2011), at 02:55 of clip:
” Pangarap ni Wena na maging isang physical therapist. Pero dahil sa kakulangan ng pera nagdesisyon itong mag-training sa TESDA (sa kursong) PINAKALAMAPIT SA PT, ETO AY ANG PANGHIHILOT”- Jasmine Romero
“Wena dreams of being a physical therapist. But because of financial insufficiency, she opted to train in TESDA in a course closest to PT which is massage therapy.”
And here’s what I found to be the best response for this issue:
From Eman Yu (from BAYAN MO IPATROL KO FB ACCOUNT)
I am not a physical therapist but i couldn’t agree more with what Jing said. Top 3 hardest licensure examination in the Philippines are
1) Bar Exam
2) Physician’s Exam / Medicine
3) Physical Therapist licensure Exam
if physical therapists are to be compared with any of the professions in the world, that is being a doctor. They studied 5 years, concentrating on anatomy, physiology, and medical surgical conditions).
Massage therapy is just one of the interventions they use with their patients and they didn’t even spend 2 hours studying/discussing that topic. They seldom use it with their patients.
Physical Therapists Plan, prepare and carry out individually designed programs of physical treatment to maintain, improve or restore physical functioning, alleviate pain and prevent physical dysfunction in patients.
Perform and document an initial exam, evaluating the data to identify problems and determine a diagnosis prior to intervention.
The phrase “PINAKAMALAPIT sa PT” (which means “CLOSEST TO PT”) is improper, foul and degrading to their profession.
If ABS CBN stands for responsible journalism, Jasmine Romero should be accountable enough to correct her mistake.
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Seriously. Responsible journalism requires ample amount of research. Know your fact well before stating anything because you don’t know how you can degrade or misjudge people. I am a Physical Therapist student and being called “masahista” (massage therapist) is just unacceptable. We work hard and spend hours studying those subjects. One of our doctor professors even said that we could be considered as “little doctors” for the difficult subjects we are taking and then you compare us to masseurs?? That would really set us off and go ballistik. Please do your job well. Journalists should be credible of informative news not some bullcrap untrue statements like this.
Yeah, well okay. I lose. Again.
Yep, to another pretty-faced and slender-figured girl. Why don’t I ever learn? I know perfectly well that I don’t stand a chance with those types of girls, but what do I do? I keep on hoping that maybe, it would be different, that things would turn around. That somehow, looks won’t be the priority. Well, who am I kidding? Duh. Myself, of course. Oh well, another hope for something close to love, yet again crashed. When will I ever get tired and just give up?
I have never been disappointed like this before.
Yesterday was my 18th birthday. My friends knew that I’m not having the typical debut and we agreed to celebrate this weekend. This day was fine since a lot of my classmates and my college friends greeted me personally. My high school friends also greeted me on facebook, and some others texted me. It was also extra nice since my long-time professor-crush greeted me, too(with matching caress of my shoulder). My roommates also gave me a last-minute surprise and presented me with a gift and a funny but cute greeting card. All was well until I realized that the day was over. I am not disappointed because my day is done. I am so much disappointed because out of the three people I was really expecting to be the first ones to greet me today, only one remembered this special day. The other two were my closest friends since high school, one of them is my supposed “best friend”. I never got a call, a wall post in FB nor even a text from these two. It just hurts because I thought they would remember. I am not asking for gifts or any surprises from them. All I want was for them to remember me on this special day. It sucks because I never fail to remember their birthdays. I am so disappointed, sad and a bit mad because it’s like I am not even their friend. It’s like, somehow, they have forgotten me. Yes, this may sound very emo-ish but then, this is the first time that it happened. They usually remember. They would always be the one to call or text me at exactly 12:01am just to greet me. But today, only one of my three closest friends managed to do so. I am at lost. This seems to be the worst birthday ever. I don’t care if the classes were suspended yesterday and later. It doesn’t ease the letdown I felt today. Maybe it’s true, that people will eventually forget you no matter how much tight your relationship grew. This may be another reason for me to retreat further back into my own safe hole of solitude.
JULY 26, 1993: Typhoon Ibiang + My date of birth.
JULY 26, 2011: Typhoon Juaning + 5.9 Earthquake + 18th birthday.
So what’s next? Fire, Hurricane, Volcanic Eruption? My birthdays are so awesome. :))