Saturday, June 19, 2010


For the longest time, I've been meaning to document a typical day in med school.

UP College of Medicine Mission and Vision

For the curious, it's a day spent inside a huge auditorium. There are lectures from 8 to 5, except if the speakers can't make it or if there are lab classes in tow.

Jegar Cantindig is on my left side, and here he is, dozing off again. The day has barely started.

Jegar Catindig

Marvyn Chan is seated next to Jegar. I'd find him alternating between voraciously taking down notes and napping—it's usually the latter.

Marvyn Chan

To my left are the Catangui twins, Miguel and Franco. They usually get sleepy at 10:30 am. Now you know what I'm up against.

Catangui twins

Casti Castillo, of course, is listening to the lecture, in his strikingly elegant sitting position.

Joan Castillo — he's male

Beside him are Lee-ann Caro, Ricky Carino, Tin Canlas, and Coy Cabanilla, all of whom are seated on the row in front of mine. They hardly fall asleep because they bring lots of food. I haven't taken good pictures of them—maybe next time.

Finally the lecture is done, and before even the lecturer leaves the hall, some people in class are already holding the mic, shouting their announcements. Nobody is paying attention, though, because it's the day of the NBA Finals Game. Here are the men, streaming the game live through a China phone.

Watching the NBA Finals in class

And then it gets really noisy as they cheer for their teams. I'm a Celtics fan, but the most of them are Lakers fanatics.

It will shock you to know that the people looking at Marivic Mapa's laptop aren't actually streaming the game live; they're just looking at the NBA scoreboard.

The Lakers are leading. Maybe it's not so typical, after all.

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Blogger Schubert said...

love the video! missed you guys T_T

Sat Jun 19, 04:15:00 PM GMT+8  
Blogger imcrazybug said...

hey lance - give us some credit, we were looking at a play by play feed! hahahah (marivic)

Sat Jun 19, 04:43:00 PM GMT+8  
Blogger Karen said...

HAHAHA i love this! :)

Sun Jun 20, 12:35:00 AM GMT+8  
Blogger Lance said...

Schubs, should I take that to mean that you're going back to med school?

Sun Jun 20, 02:40:00 PM GMT+8  
Blogger Lance said...

Marivic, nalaman ko lang na play-by-play feed 'yan dahil sa isang innocent comment ni Jay Magbohos. Gotta give you credit for that!

Sun Jun 20, 02:41:00 PM GMT+8  
Blogger Lance said...

Karen, I watch the video again and again, and I'm amused at how noisy we really are.

Sun Jun 20, 02:42:00 PM GMT+8  

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