Tuesday, October 30, 2007

It's over...

Just submitted my PharmCAS application, and will be submitting my supplementals for UCSF and UOP tomorrow.

I'm relieved and now I'm freaked.

Wish me luck!

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Crazy weekend...

Of course, my PharmCAS and supplementals for UCSF and UOP are due November 1st. I'm just about done but wanted to tweak it and spend the whole weekend fixing it up.

Then I get socked with all these things happening...

last night dinner and tutoring for my former roommate, then party for my hip hop teacher...
friend's son's birthday party...
funeral for the father of one of my favorite cousins...
husband coming down next weekend...
etc., etc., etc.

I REALLY feel like joz now...sheesh!

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Newest Alicia Keys video...

For some reason, I'm really feeling the song--even though her singing's not the best, it just hits me hard.

Or maybe it's because I really miss the husband.

I was gonna write this really awesome post about my life right now...

And realized that it was WAY too personal for public consumption. Even for me.

While I don't mind putting my shit out there, it involves other people who...aren't as comfortable with it.

Let's just say that I have an added appreciation for going to a certain *ahem* institution in the South Bay.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

A sign I've been doing my job for too long...

So I'm trying to figure out this word that the new doctor (who's this young, kinda cute Asian guy) is using. I'm mumbling the word over and over, "flocculated...flocculated" and finally said, "Flocculated?!"

Suddenly, my coworker asked, "What did you just say?!"

-What? Huh? I was trying to ask you how to spell that word.

"Oh! [spells word] I thought you were saying something random."

-[laughs] Well, "floc" you!

"Yeah, floc u too!"

*sigh* I've been working too long at this job!

Friday, October 05, 2007

I'm a dork.

So after getting my PCAT scores a couple weeks ago, I was wondering they hadn't shown up on my application.

I decided to look at the application where it said, "You must submit your scores to PharmCAS."

Oops. I forgot to include it in my score report requests.

I actually just did it now--and not looking forward to the deluge of snail mail spam from pharmacy schools that I'm not interested in because I did so well.

I'm a dork.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Fucked up priorities/Desperate Housewives?

So over the past few days, there's been a brouhaha among the Filipino cybercommunity about a racist remark that was said by Teri Hatcher's remark on Desperate Housewives talking shit about Filipino doctors and how they're not up to snuff.

Racist? Yes.

But on a grander scale of things, is it really worth it?

I'd rather much focus on real issues of Filipino doctors in the US, rather than some random off-the-cuff comment on a dying soap opera done by a writer, instead of placing the blame on an actress who is just trained to speak her lines.

If these people were really serious about the offensiveness of these remarks, maybe they should push for Filipino writers on their shows. Or support Filipino artists, actors, singers, etc. Or demand a show that stars a Filipino American (oops, Tia Carrere doesn't count, does she? :P)

One of the prime issues affecting Filipino doctors who are trained in the Philippines are having an extremely difficult time being certified to practice in the United States, and how many (my cousin's wife being a prime example) are forced to go from being a medical doctor to becoming a registered nurse since it's much easier to gain certification as an RN rather than an MD. If I remember correctly, Filipinos comprised the largest segment of immigrant physicians in the United States until recently.

What about real issues affecting the Filipino American community, like the WW2 veteranos getting their due pensions? Or the saving of Filipino historical landmarks in the US?

As my girl Rona said, "Think big, dream big. Think small, dream small."

If the Filipino community but as much effort into actually having real representation in mainstream American media than get worked up over a minor comment, we'd probably get so much farther...

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Until there's a frickin' Pinkberry in SF...

I'll just have to make do with Gelateria Naia's natural yogurt gelato.

I did discover a couple of places that have Korean frozen yogurt, like ToBang and Cafe Aroma in Santa Clara, but nothing that compares to Pinkberry/Red Mango.

I swear, the next time I go to Naia and get the yogurt gelato, I'm gonna have to bring some Korean mochi, Cap'n Crunch cereal and some cut up mango and blackberries just to get my fix....grrr!p