Eventful is an understatement for the past few weeks. Strangely, happiness seems to suppress my writing. Aside from being speechless and dumbfounded, I find it hard to give justice through words (since i’m not very good at it, to start with).
After days of torture and attempts of distracting myself, the news finally came out (1st of July). It’s such a great relief to see your name on the list and see your grades which are not that high but still..unexpected (considering i wasn’t really prepared).
I’m thanking the heavens, the earth and the whole universe for granting me my wishes. I couldn’t have done it alone.
So at long last, after 6 and a half years of Dentistry school + some months of review + board exam, I got the 3 letters added to my name plus 7 numbers to make me a legit professional.
Yep, hello reality.
I directly applied to UP College of Dentistry + interview + dexterity exam. :)
Sorry ngayon ko lang nabasa to! Thank you so much!!! It feels really weird to read my old posts haha! Puro rants! But thank you, it means a lot! :)
We had this interview thing before getting admitted to dentistry proper. While waiting, we couldn’t help but talk to each other and eventually became friends. Fortunately, they turned out to be the best people you’ll ever meet. Our circle got a bit bigger until all 6 of us were pretty solid until now (4 transferees and 1 very friendly non-transferee + later on joined by another non-transferee aka my boyfriend) :)
The most important lesson, I have to say, wasn’t any of the things we were taught. Rather, it was something much more universal, much more practical –which of course, had to be learned the hard way.
Murphy’s law: What can go wrong, will.
I learned no one is exempted from…
I couldn’t help but reblog (again) my favorite tumblr person’s post. This is too perfect. <3 :)
My parents took me out a day before my practical exams just to prevent me from panicking. They bribed me with my comfort food (and some shopping too). They knew i don’t feel confident because i didn’t get to practice that much. They tried their best to help me in any way they can. Aside from taking me out and some inspirational stuff, they helped me practiced after i got well, just a few days before the exam. We had our own “mockboards” since I missed the real one at our review. Thank God they’re dentists too. Lol.
And so that day (June 24th) was like my “final coaching” over CPK, gelato and shopping. It was def the best way to get ready for the next 2 days of torture.
Practiced in a small table while being in isolation. It was a sad, sad, week. Thank God it ended in time. Thank God, practical exam is over.
Queued Photodump: from 3 or 4 months ago.
Whenever i get sick of studying for the boards, i come up here, stare at the sky and wait for the sunset.
Queued photodump: from a month ago
Another Manila Bay sunset photo taken from Starbucks JP Laurel, our favorite.
I miss our happy mondays. Mostly the company and the drinks, not really the studying. But maybe i do. Or not.
Queued photo dump:
Hair’s brightest state. I miss it! I need to re-color soon!
The only drink i like in Jamba Juice.
After a week of room arrest, i was able to catch up with lab practices. Well not really. 4 days til practical exams and i just started practicing with FPD and Resto yesterday.1 day of unmounted articulator and just half a day with the phantom head is not enough, that’s for sure. I’m not going to deny that I’ve been feeling down, hopeless, even. I’m starting to doubt myself that it haunts me everytime i sleep. But i thank God for the people who help me calm down and feel a bit confident of my rusty skills, especially Aaron. And i still feel lucky in spite of this shitty situation because i’m healthy again and non-infectious just in time for the boards. Lol.
I just really hope it turns out well, with His help. This is the best example of a “bahala” na moment lol.
Queued photodump: from 2 weeks ago
Jogged with Aaron that afternoon and i saw this. Sky looks like 2 places combined!
Good morning says my dry faded bleached streaks. I really need to take care of my hair better (i.e. don’t be lazy to put on hair conditioner lol) and of course, recolor soon! So much things to look forward to after the boards!!!