Saturday, July 23, 2011

Three Exams Next Week and Here I Am

It's 10:20 PM. The past thirty minutes, I've been reading Patti LuPone's blog in her official website. The more I read, the more I fell in love with her - seriously, because I've never really been much of a Patti fan. What a very fascinating and honest woman! But you know what they say: You're either a Patti lover or a Patti hater. 

Mrs. Lovett blew a tuba.

I used to think I was somewhere in between - that is, apathetic. But who wouldn't fall in love with her after watching - er, listening - to the 'Gypsy incident', or all the "Mrs. Lovett" songs in the 2005 Sweeney Todd revival? (I still don't like her version of I Dreamed a Dream.)

But the way she writes in that blog: She does it with so much sincerity and passion. She really means what she writes and she's very clear with what she writes. The woman has a voice, a loud and noble one, and she has her principles as well - which, in this time and age, is a rarity in the world.

Now when I think of Patti, only one other Broadway star also comes to mind. No, not Elaine Paige (I really meant 'Braodway', not 'West End'). Behold: the goddess that is Bernadette Peters. I used to think it's either you're a Patti fan OR a Bernadette fan - never both, or you'd explode from all that talent to admire. Quick, someone give me a copy of the Follies revival album!
Bernadette Peters at 63. I knoooow.

It's been a week since my brother and I watched Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2. My teenage years are thus officially over. I can't really say I grew up with Harry Potter. I watched the first film back in third grade (November 2001), entering the theater completely unaware of its awesomeness or its potential lifelong impact.

Remember how you felt while watching the spectacle that is LOTR: The Return of the King? That's how I felt with this one. In my opinion, the second best Potter film (after Goblet of Fire). Now time for the marathon.

I watched Reign of Fire (with Christian Bale) because of the dragons.

I'm officially six weeks into med school, and everything's just starting to sink in. We had our first anatomy exam last Tuesday (it was actually the anatomy, physiology, and histology of the upper extremities). On Monday, we will have a histology exam (lecture and microscopy exams on general cell structure, epithelium, and connective tissue), and on Friday, the grand anatomy-physiology-radiology exam of the lower extremities, plus the cadaver laboratory exam.

Now that I've mentioned it, I'm actually sort of feeling guilty that I'm doing this post instead of burying myself in books. Dammit.

 We won LadyMed last year. Photo by Victor Arcega.

Lastly, here in this blog, the first official announcement: I will be representing the Class of 2016 in LadyMed 2011. What is that? Follow the link.

Have a great Sunday and last week of July!


JM said...

God bless. I look forward to seeing you as a girl. I'm sure you'll be a pretty one. Haha. :)


Thanks, JM! =D