For our fifth installment, we’re going out of the water and right back into the court. This time, we won’t deal with balls or discs, but with rackets and a little something called a shuttlecock.Continue reading
by Louie Dy (Class 2021) During every Chinese New Year celebration, we often hear the Chinese greeting “Kung Hei Fat Choi”, sometimes with the characters 恭喜發財. “Kung Hei Fat Choi” is actually very different fromContinue reading
We covered an interesting and relatively young sport in our last feature. This time, we’re going for a change of pace – and venue – as we dive right in with the UPCM Swim Team!
The Swim Team is led by the youngest team captains among all our teams. Sean Sy and Ryan Santiago are both direct entrants or IMEDs who are now in LU3 (Class 2023). Taahey share memories from their childhood and how they got into swimming, and how it has become an integral part of their lives. It is clear from their answers that they genuinely enjoy not just swimming, but also training with their teammates. If you’re the type who finds comfort in being in the water, then you might find that being part of the Swim Team is for you.
This is the second installment of our MVP (Meet our Varsity Players) series, where we feature the captains and leaders of our college’s dear varsity teams. In our opening article, we broke the stereotype thatContinue reading
MVP (Meet our Varsity Players) is a series by UP Medics featuring the captains and leaders of our college’s dear varsity teams. Most people associate the word ‘varsity’ with sports teams, but by definition it is not limited to just sports. The word ‘varsity’ is defined as “the principal team representing a high school or college in a sport or other competition” in the Oxford English Dictionary. In that sense, it includes teams that represent a high school or college (or university, at that) in non-sports events, such as debates and choral or dance competitions.
To break the incomplete interpretation of the word ‘varsity’ that is predominant in our collective subconscious, we begin this MVP series by featuring the President and Choirmaster of none other than our beloved UP MedChoir. Let’s get to know our varsity teams!
clover by Mark Teo (Class 2023) in this starless cyclonesilently awake Ihold togetherbranching through the skydarkened with an ache onceheld togethersandstorms in and outbreaking up the veins thathold togetherwhere it takes its rootsand rises fromContinue reading
by Mandy Esquivel (Class 2019) I read it in a book once. I just didn’t believe it. But once I read that one day in your medical training, you would have an epiphany moment,Continue reading
“You don’t get to say that.” [anonymous] Please. Do elaborate on what I do not get to say. I am genuinely asking. Do I not get to say that there are days when IContinue reading
by Kat Bolaños (2022) The ‘-ber’ months are often synonymous with colder weather and the rise in popularity of Jose Mari Chan songs which herald the holiday season. For students of the UP CollegeContinue reading
by Jonathan Espejo Sy (Class of 2017) University of the Philippine College of Medicine Caffeine rush, caffeine crash Come in late, fall asleep in class Study days, sleepless nights Five more years until theContinue reading