Sunday, June 25, 2017

Summer 2017 Playlist


One should know how much of a music enthusiast am I. I usually share my playlist here on my blog, like my favorite songs from a specific artist or an album. This time, I will be sharing my summer 2017 playlist. Just a few days till summer's over (oh hello internship) but I'm still sharing these just in case you need a few songs up your sleeves.

As you can see, most songs on my playlist range from genre to genre. I love pop, edm, rock, electric and a few korean drama OSTs. Here are 20 songs from my To Go Playlist on Spotify. Most of them are happy songs! So open your spotify and save away! :)

1. Something Just Like This - The Chainsmokers
I'm a huge huge fan of The Chainsmokers, how much more if with Coldplay ei?

2. Stay - Zedd ft. Alessia Cata
Dropdown beat. Fell in love with this song the first time I heard it.

3. Waterfalls - TLC
Old school but still goody.

4. Still Got Time - Zayn Malik
Zayn will always be my favorite 1D voice plus this song's very catchy!

5. Sign of the Times - Harry Styles
My favorite 1D <3

6. Slow Hands - Niall Horan
I love this song from Niall, it's so Niall.

7. Just Hold On - Steve Aoki and Louis Tomlinson
Louis sounds pretty good in an EDM song.

8. Strip that Down - Liam Payne
Catchy Leeroy song!

9. Hard Times/Told You So - Paramore
Actually, it's the whole After Laughter album! New Paramore sounds is actually good. New is not always bad, remember.

10. Vicious Love - New Found Glory ft. Hayley Williams
I love NFG! Even more with Hayley! <3

11. September Song - JP Cooper
This song reminds us of our teen days.

12. Perfect - Cimorelli
Ahhh love song <3

13. Despacito - Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber
I never skipped this song! Haha. I like the Bieber version more. It's so catchy and dancy!

14. Passionfruit - Drake
One word: chill.

15. 2U - David Guetta ft. Justin Bieber
Have you seen the music video? Go see it!

16. There For You - Martin Garrix ft. Troye Sivan
Troye songs has always been a favorite.

17. Stay With Me - Chanyeol and Punch
The Goblin song!!! <3

18. Golden Youth - Leroy Styles
A good summer vlog song.

19. 1 Night - Mura Masa ft. Charli XCX
Sing with me, it was only one night!

20. Dream - Han Hee Jung
A WFKBJ song <3


So there you go! I don't know if this link really works but give it a try. Click HERE to view my To Go Playlist on Spotify :)

Thank you for reading and enjoy the music!



Kristine xx















Sunday, January 1, 2017

It's a Wrap 2016



It seems like 2016 came by so quick. 12 months-slash-366 days gone that fast. Before letting 2016 go, I would like to thank everyone who made this year awesome and epic. It was definitely one hell of a fucking ride. There were lots of ups and downs but we came through. Thank you all so much.

To my family who has always, always, always been there for me, thank you and I love you all. It's good to know I always have your back :)

To my friends who stayed, thank you for still being my friends despite all the hardships and trials we encountered. You may be few but atleast you're the true ones.

To my mentors, thank you for all the learning. I will do my best to keep them in mind so that I may apply them in the future. And thank you for being patient with me especially in times when I'm so lutang :))

To God, for always showering me with blessings and for always listening to my prayers. You're the best G!

And to everyone who's reading this, thank you! We made it through 2016! Hooray!


If you've been following my blog for the past years, you know that I annually do a year-end wrap it up blog of the top memories of the ending year. And this post is obviously for 2016!

Palarong Med 2016
This came in like a mini vacation from med school. Early morning roadtrip to Cavite with my team mates. Morning parade then comes the mini games on day 1. We won all our day 1 games both men and women wohoo! Then we bond at night, drinks, pizza and swim for fun before the big day. Ended up in 3rd place for the women's team. Aiming for gold this year! We can do this ladies! :)


Ilocos Trip
This was definitely one of the highlights of 2016! Had a 3-day adventure with my med school friends a month before our clerkship starts. Had sooooooooooooooooo much fun in this trip! There should be a part 2 coming soon! :)


Fear of snakes
Finally conquered it! I was so scared at first but I told myself, heck yea I'm doing this. This was taken at Baluarte, Vigan on our day 1 of the Ilocos trip.

Legazpi Trip
After the Ilocos trip, I went to my hometown to spend the rest of the summer before I start clerkship. Went to Legazpi with my Ms. Camalig ladies for another adventure. One of the places we went to was the Quitinday underground river. It was sooo beautiful. It was my first time to see an underground river too. Stayed the night at Debbie's then went to see this year's Palarong Pambansa too :)

Clerkship
12 months of it. I'm ready.

First OR assist
I never wanted to be a surgeon, considering all the risks while doing the operation with all the structures you could accidentally hit. But after my first legit assist on my neurosurgery rotation, I suddenly liked to become a surgeon. I don't know what my future holds, but let's see. :)

Housestaff 2016
Definitely one of the most memorable moments in my clerkship experience. All the from-duty practices, while on duty practices, sweats and pagod, it all boiled down to this, Dec 17 housestaff 2016. We did our best and we are so proud of each and everyone of us. We did not fail. #weDeliver


First holidays away from home
Being a doctor comes with a great price, including holidays away from home. This was my first time spending the holidays away from my family. I was on duty on Christmas Eve and I'm in Quirino for my outside rotation. It was not easy being in a toxic rotation during a special day. But I'm thankful for my co-clerks and residents for making this day as special as it should be despite the toxic-ness our patients are giving us. Sorry mga mothers :)) I was still able to celebrate noche buena on time and with lots of people pa instead of just me alone <3

My first self-bought planner
Got myself a Kikki.K Personal Sage planner! Bought it with my own earnings! My previous planners were planners that I won from giveaways and this is the first planner that I personally bought. I'm so happy with this beautiful planner, it's so pretty! <3


Thank you 2016 for the hardship, trials and ups and downs. They will all serve as learning.

"I never lose. Either I win or I learn."

All hopes up for 2017. This is our year. I'm ready to claim it!




Kristine xx



Thursday, April 14, 2016

Kneel or Bleed: Glass Sword

Read Red Queen last May 21, 2015 (yes I remember the date) saying it was better than the Hunger Games. But because it really was. The ending was sooooo bitin. Kept asking myself, "what the hell happens to Mare and Cal now?" But I know only the next book can answer me, which will not be available after more than a year. So I had no choice but to wait.

Comes February 9 2016, the release day of Glass Sword, sequel to the Red Queen. Right after class, I went straight to NBS to grab a copy. Couldn't read it right away due to the obvious med school reading, studying and papers I have to attend to first. I had to postpone reading (which is against my will but I have no choice, priorities come first)

Here comes our we-are-so-lucky-we-have-a-month-of-summer-break-before-clerkship summer vacation. Took the time to read Glass Sword. And I was in big awe while reading it. I got to finish it earlier this evening while at Veranda Cafe. Had to blog about it right after going home. Don't want to miss my giddiness writing about it while it's still fresh!

I would read at night fighting the urge to sleep because it was so damn good. Chapter one is already action-packed! Just the continuation of how the Red Queen ended. It answered my hanging question right away. Mare and Cal survived Norta, Shade is really alive and Maven is in the hunt for Mar and Cal.

I was a bit lost when it comes to the Houses and their special Silver abilities. I forgot about them already since they were mentioned and described in Red Queen. I can only remember a few like Cal has fire, strongarms, magnetron, banshee, Queen Elara's abilities, Maven the traitor and a few more. It will be difficult to read Glass Sword without reading Red Queen. One will be in shocked because of the "terms" used.

I don't know how not to spoil you but I'll try my best and please read at your own risks. :))

This isn't a love story. This is action. When Farley and the Scarlet Guard rescued Mare and Cal from the hands of Maven and Queen Elara, Mare began her journey to recruit her fellow newbloods, meaning those like her, born Red with special Silver abilities no other Silvers have.

I can't believe Shade died! That part almost made me cry. Shade was such a loving brother to Mare, even in his death he did it to keep Mare alive. And as I've expected, he and Farley has something going on. Shade was my favorite character in this book. He was so brave, loyal and true to his words. I love him so much that it aches to know that he has to die. Why Victoria? Why him? Could've been Farley, then Colonel would be the one weeping and the ending would be different for sure.

Maven could have won in the ending having Mare kneel down before him but I'm sure in the next book, the newbloods will seek vengeance for their fallen brother and sister.

So happy Queen Elara died! A huge V for the newbloods! Can't wait to see how Maven dies now. Ugh. We hate self-imposed kings who are traitors.

I'm so glad Julian and Sara are alive. Out right Silvers added to Mare's troops. I love the newbloods' special abilities. Would love to see those on screen (ehem movie soon pls?)

As how all book series ends, always so bitin (nothing new). Now I wait.


I remember posting, "If I could play only 1 fictional character in a movie in my entire life, I would be Mare Barrow." I'd like to be a lightning girl somehow.

Remember, anyone can betray anyone. x




Kneel or Bleed
Kristine xx












Saturday, April 9, 2016

A Siren's voice

It's been a year since my last update. I have a month of summer break to spend on stuff I probably won't be able to do when my clerkship starts.

First of is reading novels. I'm not sure if I can squeeze some reading time pa kaya I'm trying to read more books as much as I can. The reading continues kahit na summer na, basta wag lang transes. Haha.

Second would be blogging. Ever since our Ilocos trip, I kept on thinking about this baby blog of mine. Being in blog-hiatus is finally done and over. I'm officially back! I just need new interesting bagay bagay that I can blog about and not only the medical experiences I will be encountering in the next years to come. I have a mini list on my mind though, which would include the books I'll be reading, movies I'll be watching, my planner stuff (new!!! eeek), music I listen to and sports updates! I'm still debating if blogging about medicine is proper. Hmmm.

Anyhoooo, I'm here to write a review about my recent read, Siren by Kiera Cass. I'm a huge fan of Kiera and her The Selection series. I blogged about those books more than a year ago (you can scroll to previous posts to see).

Siren is not part of the The Selection series by the way and I don't think that it'll be a part of any soon. But the book cover shares the same idea as the The Selection series. Lovely ladies with very very pretty dresses. Just look at the cover. Gaaaah so pretty!!! <3


The funny thing is at first I thought this was a story about mermaids. Kasi nga siren diba. Haha. As I read through the first chapter, mermaid pa rin iniimagine ko, until I realized that they're not mermaids, they're humans! Who sings very lovely. Hahaha. 

To cut the long story short, plus I don't want to spoil anyone, here's a quick summary of the book.

The protagonist is named as Kahlen, the Ocean made her a Siren. She gets to live for 90 years without getting old. The Ocean is her "boss/mother" together with other Sirens, girls same as her. The sirens' job is to sing to a cruising ship whenever the Ocean is hungry. All the people in that ship will die once they hear the Sirens' voice. The sirens live like normal human beings but they are forbidden to speak because their voices are deadly or are poison to humans. Until one day, Kahlen fell in love with a human boy. They hang out but she can't speak or else Akinli (the guy) would die. (See how difficult that would be huhu forbidden love) Kahlen only has 11 years left of service as Siren then she can be a normal human again. But can love wait? Sure Akinli will get older in 11 years, but not her.

Basta! Obviously, I will leave you hanging there. You have to read it for yourself to find out what happened next. It got a little boring midway but gets better as it ends.

I guess that's all for now. I'm currently reading Glass Sword, now that's a better book! So you wait till I blog about it. :P

I miss ya'll.



Adios,
Kristine xx






Sunday, March 1, 2015

5 Lessons You Will Learn from Love, Rosie



I've been eyeing this movie since its first trailer release. A Lily Collins and Sam Claffin movie? Very clever! A really must-see movie. <3

Was able to see the movie last friday night since I was celebrating a "chill-no-school-related-friday-night" that time =)) I was enjoying the whole movie until I found myself crying towards the end. Huhu movies like this always make me cry T____T

It's a movie based on Cecila Ahern's novel :)

1) When you have someone whom you can share your weird dreams with, keep them close.
In the movie, Rosie (Lily Collins) is bestfriends with Alex (Sam Claflin). Back when they were still in their gradeschool days, Alex would usually have weird dreams about himself being someone else like he's a superhero, an animal and the like. He would usually share these dreams with Rosie, and being the best bestfriend that she could be, she listens and understands him well. They have this connection no one else has. They perfectly get each other. When they grew older, Alex shared one of his weird dreams with his current partner, and she couldn't get it, so he had to share it with Rosie who is in the other side of the world and they were able to laught it all out. See? Sometimes you just need that one person and you're all good. :)

2) Life is good when there's a mixture of party, drinks, grass and sun.
As young adults, partying and drinking would always be a part of it. Like during Rosie's 18th birthday party, where she and Alex had their first kiss which changed everything. On the contrary, silence and fresh air should also be a part of it. A little walk in the grass while embracing the heat of the sun sounds okay when you're trying to relax. A world outside the noisy walls from partying.

3) Don't be ashamed raising your child as a single parent.
Rosie had her first born when she was 18. She was unable to go to college because she had to attend to her daughter. She had to raise her alone, though she has her family, still her daughter's father could've been there to support Rosie but he wasn't there. Rosie was very supportive and very hands on. She was able to grew a beautiful and loving daughter in the best mom-ways she could do. It was nice seeing Rosie and her 5-year old child doing cartwheels by the beach. They looked so happy even if it's just the two of them. :) It's okay to be a single parent as long as you have to be strong like Rosie. Would you rather be alone and raise a good-willed child or be with someone who could just ruin the bond you have with your child?

4)  Everyone deserves a second chance, but be careful.
When Katie's (Rosie's daughter) father returned, he begged Rosie for a second chance and that he'll be a good father to Katie and a better husband to Rosie. Rosie gave her a second chance end eventually they got married. Until he cheated on Rosie. When you ask for a second chance, you should make the most out of it prove it to them four times because not everyone is given a second chance. It's also hard to give someone a second chance after all that they've done to you. One would think that, he already did this to me and he could do it again if I give him another chance and it would hurt twice as bad. Giving a second chance increases the chance of getting stabbed twice with the risks you offer being doubled.

5) It's okay to fall in love with your best friend, as long as it's at the right time.
The movie basically revolves around this. Rosie being best friends with Alex, both of them in love with each other but they're too afraid to show/tell it because they might loose the close friendship they have. What's at stake is so crucial, you may fall in love with your best friend and if the feeling is mutual you'll be so happy about it but when the feeling is not mutual, you loose the friendship and be in awkward state forever until you get over it. Some say it's haaaaaaaaard falling for your best friend, but if the time is right, it could be the most right thing you could ever made. <3 But how can you tell when the right time is? When the world conspires to keep you two together? No one really knows.


Sorry for the bits of spoilers. Tried to minimized it and this is the best that I can do. So, enjoy the movie! :)



Love, Kristine