Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Dusting off my DSLR

I See You
Time to go shooting again! This photo was taken way back 2011...


I have been invited to join my sister and future boss, as well as her co-physician buddies that happen to be my future bosses, too, to have a 2 days and 1 night stay at Tagaytay; now don't ask me too much of that place for I am a geek/nerd/dork/dweeb that doesn't do too much travelling. And that's weird for a photography enthusiast to not look for adventures... Anyways, my forte will always be street photography.

With that said, I will dust off my DSLR, plan what exact stuff to take as I won't bring ALL my gear. Plan out what are the possible good shots to take, and since I am with a group, what good group photos, or heck, since they are there, they will be my models and I can do creative photography with models (my second most forte). I might even venture out into making a travel VLOG; give me a good reason to test out my R9 390 I got weeks ago in video editing, and gives me good practice.

I will share a pretravel blog on what gear I'll be taking, what are my initial plans in shooting, and if I do make a travel VLOG, how to go about it.

This is short, not totally structured post... but hey, I just feel like typing tonight before gaming.

Also, these may be the few posts I will be making in Blogger (sob) for I might be migrating to WordPress really soon.

For now, PEACE!

Monday, 3 August 2015

Oh, how the years go by

As I went to AUFMC just to get my papers signed prior to me registering for both the physician licensure review and examination slated for February 2016; I am unable to take the examinations this month of this year because I finished my internship 2 months later than my batch due to me missing one rotation thanks to my injury and subsequent surgery of my right knee... an injury that has plagued me since I was still in high school.

After getting some of the papers signed, and still having tons not yet signed, I decided to kick back and visit my Alma Mater, AUF, that is literally just next door to the hospital.

It was a strange and warm feeling visiting the school I have studied in for 8 years... 4 years taking up B.S. Biology and another 4 years taking Doctor of Medicine.

Sitting down in the stone benches where I waste a lot of hour after school with my friends for life during premed; we may have taken different paths since we graduated, some took jobs, some started a family, and some, like me, went to medicine, yet, we still, up to this day, stay in touch thanks to the advent of these social media sites. Though I loathe Facebook in general and love Twitter more, it is thanks to the former that I can still chat with friends that I would have lost touch with.

Nostalgia started creeping up to me, and for the first time in years, I felt a slight relief. I felt that the weight of the world was taken off my back even just for a few moments. I didn't have to think about the papers to be signed, I didn't have to think about registering and beating whatever deadline there is, I didn't have to think about reading my review books. I felt that I was taken back to my days when I was a B.S. Biology student... 

I am not saying I was a lazy student that time. Far from it, I was at the top of my game without having to work too hard. I was literally the top of my class, graduated Cum Laude, 0.15 GWA away from Magna Cum Laude, and I bagged The Outstanding Student in Science and Technology award. What I was trying to say when I mentioned that it felt like I was taken back to the days of my premed, was that I was relaxed even in the face of difficult challenges. I was relaxed, and I conquered it all.

Nowadays, I think I am less confident than I used to and that's why I get stressed out.

Visiting the school and sitting down on those stone benches reminded me to stay cool, stay relaxed, for I have already conquered a lot, and I can do a lot more.

How the years go by, indeed. From that scrawny teenager, just wanting to be noticed academically in his department, to a scrawny adult, who just wants to make a difference in the medical world. I have come a long way.

Many good and bad memories in the school, but they all forged me today. And I am thankful for all those.