I’m sorry I haven’t posted in awhile. I’ve been really busy with school and since it’s the end of the semester I’ve been in the middle of dealing with finals and such.
Yesterday I took my Immunology final. I really hope that I did well enough to pass the class. It was a straightforward final and I’m hoping that my answers were what my professor was looking for. I was able to answer all of the questions on the test (even the bonus). So… *crosses fingers* hopefully I did well.
Today, I went to the college with James to find out if we were exempted from taking the Pharmacology final and guess what? We both were! So after exempting from three classes so far (Pharmacology, Pathology and Ruminant Production), and also taking the Immunology final, we have one big obstacle in our way: Parasitology.
The final will be held this Wednesday from 8-10am. Out of all of my classes this year, I have been struggling with this the most. So since I have about 5 days to study, I’m going to take all of my time to focus on that subject. It’s really important that I pass that exam, as I will need that class to take up surgery next year. My friend Renan (Dr. Martin now), who graduated from UPLB’s CVM about 5-6 years ago has been giving me advice on how to handle the course load. He’s a very smart guy. Like really smart. But even he said that he struggled with the course. He ended up taking the final and then taking the removals (which is a test in which is the final barrier… it will decide whether you pass or not). He ended up acing it in the end. I really hope that I don’t have to go as far as removals are concerned, but anything’s possible. Parasitology is the one class that has been keeping me down all year and I intend to beat it down with a stick.
In other news, this morning I received a package from the US. I didn’t know this, but my parents had sent me an automated phone system this past week and it just arrived this morning. I opened the package and it’s really quite cool. The outside of the box looks like something Apple would make and when I opened it there was the Ooma Hub in the package itself, as well as the Ooma Scout. The Ooma is a VOIP-based telephone system, so I don’t actually need a phone line for it to work. I just need a working phone set, a broadband connection, a computer and of course electricity to plug into for the Ooma. So far I’ve got everything set to go… except the phone set. My friend James was kind enough to take me out this morning to go look for a phone set but to my very surprise, I was not able to find a telephone to buy here in Los Banos. That alone kind of irks me, just because I mean, what if people really needed to buy a phone? We hit up Robinson’s Handyman (a well-known hardware store in the Philippines), Maquiling Home Depot (which is like a Home Depot in the states), and even the local mall and none of them carried phones. I really wanted to test out my Ooma today, but since I probably have to go all the way down to Manila to actually get a decent phone and have to study for Parasitology this Wednesday I’m going to have to wait until after Wednesday to celebrate by calling my folks and girlfriend. (Argh, foiled again by the lack of supplies in Los Banos! Damn you!!)
Anyway, in other news, remember that picture that I posted awhile ago with Sun Ye and the word “sexy?” My picture got picked to be put on a shirt that will be delivered personally to Sun Ye!! After all the voting was done I was picked! How sweet is that? That means that my artwork will be worn by the leader of the Wonder Girls! I just hope she likes it!
Alright, I think I’ve procrastinated long enough. I better go and hit the books. Wish me luck guys!