I just watched the movie adaptation of one of my most favorite books today. IMHO:
(1) Chbosky shouldn’t have directed it. My friends and I agreed it seemed a bit amateurish. Overall: 5/10.
(2) Emma Watson is dayum hot, but she can’t erase her English accent to save her life.
(3) Logan Lerman is a very talented actor.
(4) Every time their characters were on-screen, all I can think about were Elena Gilbert, Addison Montgomery, Tinker Bell, and the guy from Clueless. Right, Percy Jackson and Hermione Granger, too.
(5) It was nice to hang out and catch up with my best girl friends in med school. Overall, it’s a happy day.
Kimmy Dora and The Temple of Kiyeme (2012) dir. Joyce Bernal
So I watched this with my close friends tonight. This and the preceding dinner with my closest, best med friends, had been sustaining me since yesterday and most of today. With all of us being separated by our different rotations our little rendezvous tonight was much needed and detoxifying. I’m just so grateful to have these people in my life right now.
I can’t really say much about the film itself, except that though I’ll always be a fan of Eugene Domingo’s comedic antics, the film was weird and pretty disappointing. The film was less funny than it’s predecessor, for one, plus the plot got way weird midway. The movie’s kind of a cross of a terrible Pinoy comedy/horror flick and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. Let’s keep it at that. Overall, 4/10 stars from me.
So enough of the movie. After it, I got home, talked and cleared things up with my roommate I’ve been avoiding for like ages, then I went out to grab a beer at Oarhouse. Perfect way to end my day.
Well not exactly, since I have to start on my papers like, now.
I call today and tomorrow “pre-clerkship” because my class only has lectures scheduled for these two days, since ward rotations do not start until Monday next week.
Staying true to the Helmut that had always been, I missed the 8:30 Orientation to Clerkship talk because I woke up late and had to brave the bustle of the morning commute.
Two more nights and I’ll be with the best people one can study Medicine with again.
Valentine’s Day ‘12: Spent With Friends
Red Mango | Robinson’s Plaza Manila.
Shared fro-yo with my best med friends on Valentine’s Day. All but one of us were single, and so we thought we’d gather as a group instead and bond over froyo-‘n-fruit and McDonalds’ fries and floats. Happiest of days.
I want fro-yo, it’s so effin’ hot today. o_O
Fond memories with this one. Not much into animated films, but I really enjoyed watching this with two of my favorite people.
Happy Endings is turning out to be funnier than I expected, one can’t help but notice how it gets better with each new episode. I’m loving all the improv and the meta-humor and the occasional pop culture references, which for me is somewhat reminiscent of Community’s early days.
Okay, last na. For tonight. Teehee.
Is it just me or the picture is too overexposed? We look so reddish-brown/mahogany we remind me of lechon skin. o_O
More iMed 2014 spam posts. Here we look real respectable indeed; even that lone guy not in grad robes, who happens to be my roommate. (Haha peace, Jorb!)
MIJS, the sablay is so perfect: neat-looking and definitely UP.
Yesterday was quite the busy day; somewhat exhausting, but nothing less than enjoyable.
The day began with me as a volunteer to Mission Circumcision, a tuli mission sponsored by my class for young boys from our four less-privileged community partners in Pasay City. As one of my class’ members with more experience with the surgical procedure, I was picked to be one of the first to perform it. I had been attending these missions since first year Intarmed, and I must say I have progressively garnered the proper skills and the confidence required. Though as much as I would’ve wanted to operate on more kids yesterday, limitations with time and number of patients allowed us all only one boy each. Nevertheless, the experience was still as fulfilling as every time I get to immerse in the community, relating with the community workers and getting a glimpse of simple urban life. Plus, the “surgery high”, as always, was the icing on the cake.
After a very hearty lunch care of the barangay health workers, some of us were due in the afternoon for Fly For L.I.F.E., a kite-flying activity arranged by my org as part of our partnership with Leukemic Indigents Fund Endowment, Inc., a non-stock non-profit organization involved in providing financial and psychosocial support for children afflicted with the disease. The entire afternoon was truly heartwarming, seeing my friends enjoying themselves while bonding with and giving joy to the kids.