Thursday, September 24, 2015

What's up?

Hey hey!

I've decided to revive my blog after, I don't know, 2 years of being stagnant? *croo croo*

Quick update:
1. Yes, I'm still a medical student, but to be truthful, I've transferred two times. I'll elaborate on that on my next post.
2. I've decided set aside baking for a while. Yes, I'm focusing on medical school first.
3. Still single. Ha.
4. Still living with my parents.
5. I've gotten into decorating planners. Yey!
6. I recently was hospitalized, like a month ago?

To be honest, not a lot of things changed. But I decided to write again because I just need an outlet. I need a platform. I am scatter-brained and if I don't express my thoughts, I'm gonna explode. So yes, dear blog, bear with me.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Dawn of a New Beginning

Well hello there lovely readers (if there are any). Surprised? NO. Oh yea, I can't blame you. I've been MIA for the longest time and it honestly feels like it's been decades since my last post, but forgive me for the hiatus (more like hibernation). I've been busy...and yes, that is an UNDERSTATEMENT.

As per what I've been telling you, I'm a first year medical student. It's HARD. Well, at least for me. But I'm really fortunate and blessed to be one. My first year in medical school is truly overwhelming. It's probably light years different from when I was in college mainly because of the amount of the material that needs to be studied. At first, I was honestly very excited to go to school because it was a new environment to adapt to and I was psyched to see the difference between undergraduate and post graduate studies. Well, I was really surprised to say the least. I was a Psychology major in college and when it was very unusual to see Psych  majors taking up Medicine, I was willing to try my best and give my 100%.

But all of that changed when the first semester progressed. Three-hour lectures in Biochemistry, 100+ students in one section/class, terror doctors, face to face with human cadavers, 7am classes, practice sessions, know-it-all classmates, messed up schedules in ICM and Ethics, mataray department secretaries, endless expenses for photocopies, prints and manuals and overwhelming topics. Well I guess that sums it all up.

I was thinking, Wow, what in the world did I get myself into? This was not what I expected.

I can't count all the moments when "QUITTING" came into my thoughts. After the first major exams, I was crying because of the low scores that I got, let alone the thought that my sleepless nights didn't pay off at all. I felt inferior when my Physiology professor/doctor asked me what my pre-med course was and all my small group discussion groupmates' were licensed nurses, pharmacists and the like and I was the "Psycho", as to what my professor/doctor called me. I felt so small. I couldn't understand 70% of the material and I was bound to give up. But people around me constantly reminded me that I was to be the first doctor in our family and that I am blessed to be given this opportunity.

Now, I'm still here, struggling but managing. And I do hope that I can move forward. This the dawn of my new beginning. I swore to myself and to God that I will be a doctor, I can be a doctor and I AM A DOCTOR.

P.S: Sorry for the rant. Blog again soon. Finals week is coming. Give it to me.

Hannah D.R, MD (future)

Friday, September 14, 2012

Well, hello again

What a looooong blog hiatus. That's quite the understatement! I haven't been that active here on my blog because as you may know, I'm in medschool. It's very hard to keep track of your regular life while studying medicine, let alone check your facebook or write on your blog. To be honest I'm squeezing this short but sweet blog post in my 'me time' to uhm, well, keep my blog alive. Yey for that! Anyways, I'm still a struggling amateur blogger and forgive me for sucking at that but anywho, I will try to keep up with this busy med student life. I can't promise anything but I will try. This will officially be my lovely comeback. Blog again tomorrow! Cheers! :)

Monday, May 21, 2012


Day 2 of my summer-y weekend! We went to Camaya Coast after church last Sunday and it was such a long, dizzying ride (well maybe because we had to arrive there by 11am and we left at 10:30 - it was supposed to be an hour long drive). We rode a boat for 30mins to the island and it was so beautiful. The first time we went there, it was about 3 years ago I think and it wasn't a nice experience. It was such a hassle getting there and the island was still open to the public (now it's exclusive for the members). There we so many people then! But now when we arrived, I was immediately hit by the beautiful view from the boat. The white sand, nipa huts, cozy seats - awwwww! BEAUTIFUL! :)

We were the last ones to try the banana boat. It was awesome! (Sorry for the crappy picture:|)
All in all, a very nice weekend getaway! It was a nice break from all my schoolwork and stuff. More to come! Keep reading :)

Sunday, May 20, 2012


Hey guys! I just wanna share with you a few photos and snaps of my weekend getaway. This is the fifth time I've been to Las Casas Filipinas De Acuzar. You can see my other post about this place here. The first to third time I went here, then place wasn't that fully developed; just a few houses were fully furnished before. But now, almost all the houses are finished. They were building more actually. There was a bridge and a cathedral that were being built. I just love the ambiance whenever I go back here, and I am fortunate enough to be a member (because the membership fee is quite pricey). And I'm allowed to being 3 people here for free any time within a year. Here are some photos.

Sorry I wasn't able to take photos of the food because before I could sit down, they devoured the food. HAHA. I was able to take a picture of one dessert though but I had to wrestle my cousin for it. Haha. 

Hope you liked them! More posts to come :)

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Mother's Day

Sorry again for the long blog hiatus! I've been so bus with the last semester of school and finally I can say I'm gonna graduate on June! Yey! And seriously, even if I know that entering med school this school year would be hard cause of the new environment, adapting and all, I am excited! I already had my uniform made and will be buying med books tomorrow :) 2 more weeks or so and I'm there!

So for now, I just wanted to pay tribute to my mother who's always been there for me through thick and thin and has been my bestfriend and my best critic. Mom, I love you to bits! This is for you! :)


Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Peanut Butter and Nutella Cookie Sandwiches!

Who doesn't love cookies? Who doesn't love peanut butter? Who doesn't love Nutella? Why not combine the three? :)

I was  craving for sweets today so I decided to take a break from my diet and combine 3 things I love! I used Goldilock's Oatmeal Raisin Cookies to still (somehow) keep eating healthy (although it's not! hahah). I tried Nutella + Peanut Butter combo on toast the other day and it was delicious! So I created this treat for me and my sisters' craving! Try it out. The flavor combo is delish! You can use other cookies or breads. Graham crackers or whole wheat bread would be nice to use. The sweet and salty combo is just superb! I am craving for some now :)

Eat it with your afternoon coffee or tea or even with some milk or lemonade! Cheers!

Summer Loving

Hey guys! This shoot features one pair of the glitter shoes in my last DIY post. It took a lot of effort and quite a few fail shots to achieve these nice photos. Though it was so hot and we got sweaty, it was worth it. Beautiful lighting + amazing background + cooperative models + cute outfits. What more can I ask for? :)

Keep reading! Cheers! God bless :)

Vintage Shoot

Last Sunday, I had another shoot with my sisters. The sun was up and bright and the lighting was great so we took advantage of it. However, it was so hot! The sun was almost burning my skin but the shots turned out so nice so it was so worth it!

Would you believe that half of what my sister had on was vintage? Even the aviator sunglasses were my Dad's in the 80's. These photos are also featured on my sister's fashion blog. Check them out here :)

Do leave a comment and keep reading! Cheers!