Is upon me! I can’t believe it!
It’s almost the end of the semester and I can’t believe that I have 2 weeks coming up which won’t have exams in them. I’m really happy, but I still have to read a bunch of things for my Radiology, Canine & Feline Medicine, Zoonoses and Equine Medicine Courses. As much as it seems like I have tons of time on my hands since I only have class most days for a few hours, the exams are extremely difficult. So difficult in fact, that I’m not really taking my chances with the ones coming up since it’s the last few before finals week. Gotta make it count!
This past Friday I had an amazing experience going on my Poultry junior clinic duty. I usually don’t have an affinity for poultry… I mean, I don’t mind working with them, but I don’t see myself being in the poultry business in the future, so I was kind of disinterested in going to clinics and not expecting anything. We were scheduled to go to a few gamefowl farms (farms that raise chickens for cockfighting, which is still legal here in the Philippines) and so definitely was not very enthralled at the idea.
But take a look at this!
Got to see a bit of this too…
You can tell that I was pleasantly surprised.
Anyway, the pictures really say a lot. The farms we went to were 12 and 7 hectacres respectively. Both in Lucban in Quezon Province which is 1 1/2 hours by car from our college. We left at around 7:30am and got back at around 5pm. It was a long day but it was totally worth it. Got to learn that poultry (especially the gamefowl industry) has a lot of things that go into it. The production, the different birds, the profits made and the raising and selling of them were all pretty intricate. I learned a lot and this trip just made me realize that I am still surprised at how fascinated I am by some things in the animal world.
Guess this is why I decided to study veterinary medicine, eh?
Besides that, this weekend I got to go back to Fort Bonifacio and then was able to meet up with some friends to go salsa dancing and clubbing a bit. I’m really starting to get into salsa, and I’m thinking of taking some lessons. It’s a great way to meet people and get talking. I met some really cool people this weekend and hope that I get to do more mingling with people soon.
Anyway, that’s all I have to update for now. Let’s hope the near future has some more cool experiences in store for me!