The title roughly translates from the Tagalog (Filipino language) as… “I don’t want to anymore!!!” Or at least something to that effect.

Before I start on why I’m saying that, let me start off by saying a little something first.

Anyway, I’m writing this blog entry because I’ve decided to come back to my very own web-site and finally keep you guys updated. The last few months have been a little hectic and I’m really, really stressing out about everything right now. I’m really sorry to everyone who comes here (like the 2 or 3 of you who check regularly… haha), for I have been a really bad person in leaving my own blog alone for months. I want to get back into blogging about my experiences in the Philippines, but right now I’m just venting because I’m having a hard time.

I just came back from a virology test today and it SUCKED. And by sucked I mean MAJORLY SUCKED. I don’t think that I’ve ever come out of an exam that disjointed before. It was like I was in a trance, and so were all the other people in the room. To put it simply, the exam was not what many of us were expecting and in addition, we have had almost no time to study and prepare for the exams this past week. There’s always something to do, some report to write up, a quiz or test to study for or a surgery to prep for. In fact, this Friday I will be assisting in my first ovariohysterectomy on a cat, but unfortunately, after that surgery I will have to rush back to college to take yet another exam for my Parasitology lab class.

Honestly guys, school has been killing me softly.

I’m doing good in some places and not so good in others. The amount of work that has come crashing down on the vet students in 2nd year proper this month is killer, and I’d almost venture that it’s kind of unfair. Last month I had to put up with a 6 exam week. Next week I may be looking at a 7 to 8 exam week. There’s only 5 days of class yes, but somehow we have so many exams that some of them will have to be scheduled the following Saturday. That’s how bad it is.

Anyway, I can’t make this blog too long because I have stuff to do, but you guys get the picture. Vet school here is harder than anything I’ve come across so far, even during my times at Cornell. It is like graduate school yes, but I really hope to do well to become a doctor soon and finally stop with the crazy schooling. While I do realize that I’ll be taking seminars and learning all my life as a veterinarian, I imagine that it can’t be as bad as this.

Alright guys, I gotta split. Catch you all on the flip side. And leave some words of encouragement, will ya?

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  • Jon

    Oh that’s pretty awesome! When you come over to the Philippines’ at CVM, be sure to hit me up. I’m sure I can help you in some way, shape or form. πŸ™‚

    Thanks for the encouragement!

  • Pris

    I’m foreign. Originally from Nepal, I’ve spent a couple of years in New Zealand and the last five in the US. And soon the Philippines!

    As I said, I’ve been checking your blog since I’ve no idea what LB is like (apart from Wikepedia info!). And your blog’s given me at least some idea about life at the CVM.

    Anyway, you guys seem to be learning a lot. And also managing to have fun so it sounds exciting! πŸ™‚

    Hope your exams went all right!



  • Jon

    Thanks Pris and Melvin.

    I’m just finishing up my 8-exam week and it’s getting pretty hectic. Also Pris, if I may ask you… are you a native Filipino student or a foreigner like me? Just curious. πŸ˜›

    Anyway, take care guys. And thanks for the encouragement.

  • Pris

    I discovered your blog a couple of weeks ago and have been enjoying your posts. I’ll be starting in UPLB CVM in June 2010 and wanted to get a feel of what LB was like, which your detailed entries have helped in doing, so cheers for that!

    2nd year sound absolutely terrifying but I’m sure you’ll get through it. Take your time and don’t panic. Good luck!

  • Melvin

    you can do it! fighting! πŸ˜€