It’s grad week next week! I can’t believe I’m almost done with college. Soon I will be Anna Christen D. Magbanua, SLP officially.
4 years in the making. 4 years of being an Iskolar ng Bayan. 4 years that seemed to be so long but went by too fast. Here’s to the next chapter of my life! :)
In UP, we also wear a “sablay” besides the toga. :P

It’s grad week next week! I can’t believe I’m almost done with college. Soon I will be Anna Christen D. Magbanua, SLP officially.

4 years in the making. 4 years of being an Iskolar ng Bayan. 4 years that seemed to be so long but went by too fast. Here’s to the next chapter of my life! :)

In UP, we also wear a “sablay” besides the toga. :P

@3 days ago with 9 notes
#college #me #graduation #sp #slp #speech and language pathology #UP #UPM #Iskolar ng Bayan 
Clinical internship has ended. The last rotation was definitely the best one. I made real connections with my clients. I did not have to drag myself out of bed everyday. Yes, there were still moments in which I was so stressed out and just wanted to escape it all. But PGH became my home. For 6 weeks, I felt like I what I did mattered and actually made a difference.

This was one of the kids I handled. On the first session, he did not participate at all and cried when left at the clinic. But it all changed. He was very participative and excited to see me at the end of it all. I’m glad that despite being really awkward around kids, I got to make a difference and a real connection in a child’s life.

Clinical internship has ended. The last rotation was definitely the best one. I made real connections with my clients. I did not have to drag myself out of bed everyday. Yes, there were still moments in which I was so stressed out and just wanted to escape it all. But PGH became my home. For 6 weeks, I felt like I what I did mattered and actually made a difference.

This was one of the kids I handled. On the first session, he did not participate at all and cried when left at the clinic. But it all changed. He was very participative and excited to see me at the end of it all. I’m glad that despite being really awkward around kids, I got to make a difference and a real connection in a child’s life.

@1 month ago with 2 notes
#speech pathology #sp #speech and language pathology #slp #make a difference #college #internship 

Lalala. Last day of junior year tomorrow!!! :D

HOWEVER.

I shall not be experiencing any sleep tonight because I have to revise my re-evaluation paper, draft and finalize my intervention plan, and study for a very complicated final in Cerebral Palsy. So yeah. I am a piece of charcoal that needs to go under extreme heat and pressure before I can shine bright like a diamond! LOL.

@1 year ago with 1 note
#speech pathology #clinical evaluation #papers #college #charcoal #cerebral palsy #shine bright like a diamond #LOL 

Half a month.

I’ve got 15 days left of junior year, 15 days ‘til I can be called an intern. And it is in these days that you feel like you are so near yet so far. All the other universities are on summer vacation already and it’s not even finals week for me. I mean, come one. I’ve got 2 long exams, 1 practical exam, an evaluation paper, an intervention plan, a home program, a case presentation, a research symposium and four final exams before I can even taste a bit of summer. 

It’s like 15 days of whirlwinds and rollercoasters. I just want to be able to eat right (I’ve been eating at the wrong times, messing up my metabolism +stress eating), exercise daily, and sleep well again. I just want summer please.

SUMMER. Y U NO COME ANY SOONER???

@1 year ago
#college #speech pathology #internship #exams #evaluation papers #papers #stress #UP Manila 

OK lang namang mapagod minsan, diba?

I can feel the stress of the last two months of my being a junior. One last before internship. There are too many exams to study for, projects to work on, papers and reports to write, clients to be assessed, cases to be analyzed, and so on and so forth. I just hope I don’t burn out before internship starts. :(

@1 year ago
#Pagod #Speech pathoogy #Majors #College #UP Manila #Tired #Stressed 

On the 2nd day of 2013

It’s only the 2nd of January, year 2013, and UP Manila students were tasked to go to school already. It sucks because all the other universities, yes, even other UP campuses, go back, the earliest, on the 3rd. 

Another thing was, our class today included a 4 hour lecture on APHASIA. Aphasia is so complicated because it is a problem in a person’s already established language system. And my goodness, I have talked about how just topics on normal language development already drove us crazy. I tried my hardest to keep taking notes but by the last 30 minutes, my cognitive processing failed me. I was at a retention capacity deficit. That’s just new jargon I learned today. LOL.

What’s worse? Our canteens were still on vacation so we had to go out of the university for food. Such hassle. :\

But the good thing was we had our Cleft Lip and Palate class in the afternoon and it was all about embryology and genetics and it was fuuuuun. :D Plus, the morning and afternoon commute was traffic-free. That’s because we’re the only students travelling today. :))

Oh the life of a speech pathology major. :))

@1 year ago with 1 note
#speech pathology #language #aphasia #cleft palate #cleft lip #college #UP Manila #classes 
This was one of the reasons I was so busy when the second semester started this year. We were tasked to come up with a good facade for our college for the Lantern Parade season which happens yearly just before Christmas break.
This year’s theme was “Pagmamahal at Pagkakaisa”. It was such a cheesy theme that it was hard to come up with something unique for it. But I’m pretty proud of my college mates,PT majors, OT majors, and fellow SP majors, for making it possible. :> 
Basically, we made a heart(gold because it’s our college’s 50th year) out of various recycled materials that was also made up of gears representing all the colleges in UP Manila. This represented the love and unity the theme asked for. We decorated our windows show the things SPs, OTs, and PTs do to help. The lights going around are supposedly arteries and veins that go around it and to the heart. The heart is our gift to the nation, our beloved Philippines because we are Iskolars ng Bayan.  And we had a gigantic letter to the Philippines explaining why this is our gift. So yeah. It is cheesy. HAHA.
I think I shall explain further in a text post. :P

This was one of the reasons I was so busy when the second semester started this year. We were tasked to come up with a good facade for our college for the Lantern Parade season which happens yearly just before Christmas break.

This year’s theme was “Pagmamahal at Pagkakaisa”. It was such a cheesy theme that it was hard to come up with something unique for it. But I’m pretty proud of my college mates,PT majors, OT majors, and fellow SP majors, for making it possible. :> 

Basically, we made a heart(gold because it’s our college’s 50th year) out of various recycled materials that was also made up of gears representing all the colleges in UP Manila. This represented the love and unity the theme asked for. We decorated our windows show the things SPs, OTs, and PTs do to help. The lights going around are supposedly arteries and veins that go around it and to the heart. The heart is our gift to the nation, our beloved Philippines because we are Iskolars ng Bayan.  And we had a gigantic letter to the Philippines explaining why this is our gift. So yeah. It is cheesy. HAHA.

I think I shall explain further in a text post. :P

@1 year ago with 1 note
#CAMP #Iskolar ng Bayan #Lantern Parade #OT #PT #SP #UP Manila #cheesy #christmas #college #facade #pagmamahal at pagkakaisa #university of the philippines #anatomical heart 

Course LOADssssss.

Today was the first day of the second semester of my junior year.

AND BOOM.

So many projects to do already. So many deadlines.

I know there are so much more to come in the next days, so I’m keeping my spirits up. I’ll be a fighter this semester. I won’t let majors put me down, I will totally kick ass. Let’s do this. :D

@1 year ago with 1 note
#college #projects #speech pathology #UP Manila #majors #stress 

Dorm life is crap life.

I love my dorm because it reminds me so much of the dorms back in the universities I’ve been to in America. Plus, it makes thesis life easier as I do not have to do my usual 1 1/2 hour commute by train and jeep.

BUT.

I am dying. I have been eating nothing but junk. I have lived in so many places during my internship, but this place, although one of the best in terms of facility, is the worst when it comes to my eating. I swear. I have managed to eat healthy despite not living at home. But in this dorm, I can’t cook nor bring any refrigerated food with me. I am dying. Literally. I think my liver is dying from all the fat and oil I’ve consumed the past month. 

But I will find a way. I NEED to find a way. I will go the extra mile to get healthy food. I will stop eating junk. I will start nourishing my body again. I have worked too hard to just let this slip away.

@1 month ago
#personal #rant #college #dorm life 

thewanderlass asked: Hello po!:) I' m an incoming Freshmen @ UPM po. Same course as you din po. :) Can you give me tips kasi po I'm not that confident if I chose the right course. :( Thank you po!:)

Hi! :D Hmmm. It’s going to be hard to tell if you chose the right course or not because only you can tell that for yourself. However, may I know the reason why you chose it? Kasi ngayon pa lang, I’ll give you a disclaimer, medyo mahirap siya. BUT! That’s a big but, haha. Lahat naman ng course mahirap. AND. If you have the heart for people with disabilities and the drive to help them, then you chose the right course. Because I have learned in the 3 years that I have been here, that a speech pathologist can make such a great impact on so many lives. But it took me 3 years to figure that out. So don’t be disappointed it you feel like parang walang pinupuntahan lahat ng effort mo sa pag-aaral because feeling lang naman un. Meron at merong pupuntahan yang paghihirap natin. All this hard work would go into learning how to touch lives. And that feeling when you know that you’ve touched someone’s life even with all the sleepless nights and stress, it’s just magical. It’s all worth it in the end. ;)

I hope I was able to help, even just a little bit. If you tell me the main reason why you chose it, I think I can help you better. Hihi. Don’t hesitate to ask any more questions. So good luck this coming school year, Iskolar ng Bayan! ;)

@1 year ago with 4 notes
#answered ask #speech pathology #SLP #college #up manila #thewanderlass 

Why are clinical evaluations so darn hard??? No wonder they cost a lot. But of course, they don’t pay students. :P But goooooood. The time you spend writing and analyzing then analyzing again. It takes too long. Especially when your evaluation did not have much structure because your client did not respond well to any of the tests you’ve prepared. -___-

Informal assessments are harder to analyze…

@1 year ago with 1 note
#speech pathology #clinical evaluation #speech and language pathology #assessment #analysis #college #SP 

OMG. 2nd highest grade for our practical exam!!!!

Ok, I don’t mean to brag, but OMGGG. This never happens in my life. Like all my classmates are way better and I suck (most of the time, OK fine, to be honest, I never pass them) when it comes to practical exams. :\ And this was our Cerebral Palsy class! I mean, this is the class that makes me go -__- out of confusion and boredom. And I got the 2nd highest grade?? 

IS THIS THE REAL LIFE? OR IS THIS JUST FANTASY???

THANK YOU LORD JESUS! A MIRACLE HAS HAPPENED!

@1 year ago with 1 note
#cerebral palsy #speech pathology #practical exam #grades #college #up manila 
Here’s a picture of me with a few of my SP blockmates from college from last Christmas. I have no idea why I wasn’t able to post this sooner. I love our poses here. :)) The first is our “jeje” attempt of making a heart and the other two are just normal and wacky poses. 
I like this picture because I look like I blend in. I don’t look like the super fat girl as much as I did before. I know I’ve still got a long way to go, but I’m happy, that I can see progress when I take photos. :)
Btw, I’m the one holding the star. LOL.

Here’s a picture of me with a few of my SP blockmates from college from last Christmas. I have no idea why I wasn’t able to post this sooner. I love our poses here. :)) The first is our “jeje” attempt of making a heart and the other two are just normal and wacky poses. 

I like this picture because I look like I blend in. I don’t look like the super fat girl as much as I did before. I know I’ve still got a long way to go, but I’m happy, that I can see progress when I take photos. :)

Btw, I’m the one holding the star. LOL.

@1 year ago
#college #People in my life #SP #friends 

Happy New Year, everyone!

It’s 2013 and I need to go to bed. I was supposed to make a vlog, but meh, my iPod died. :\ Oh wellssss. I need to get up early because today is the last day of vacation for me and I have to go study. Yes, it sucks. But I’ll make that exam regret it was scheduled right after Christmas break because I’m gonna kick its ass! Let’s do this! XD

Hope you all have a good New Year’s Eve and New Year, unlike me, who will be studying… :\ But seriously, go have a good one, guys! :D

@1 year ago
#New Year #studies #college #vacation #Christmas Break 

Holidays. :)

It’s officially Christmas vacation for me! Whoopdidooday! :D

This December has been one of the most hectic Decembers of my life because of all the Lantern Parade preparations going on in UP Manila. It was a a fun Lantern Parade season for our college, yet again, but very busy and somewhat heartbreaking. But ‘tis the season to be jolly and jolly will I be because UP Diliman just finished their Lantern Parade tonight and I was able to catch it as well. Two years of attending two straight Lantern Parades! XD

So yeah, it’s Christmas break, hopefully I get to update my blog more often. AND! Exercise more. I’m thinking of doing some intense workouts before all the feasts really begin. However, I’m sick again. UGH. I just got better from a super long-lasting cough and cold. Now, the same scenario’s going on. :|

Oh well, kahel. At least I get to sleep in! YEAAAAH. XD

@1 year ago with 1 note
#Christmas Break #holidays #no classes #UP Manila #UP Diliman #Lantern Parade #college #December #busy 
It’s grad week next week! I can’t believe I’m almost done with college. Soon I will be Anna Christen D. Magbanua, SLP officially.
4 years in the making. 4 years of being an Iskolar ng Bayan. 4 years that seemed to be so long but went by too fast. Here’s to the next chapter of my life! :)
In UP, we also wear a “sablay” besides the toga. :P
3 days ago
#college #me #graduation #sp #slp #speech and language pathology #UP #UPM #Iskolar ng Bayan 
Dorm life is crap life.

I love my dorm because it reminds me so much of the dorms back in the universities I’ve been to in America. Plus, it makes thesis life easier as I do not have to do my usual 1 1/2 hour commute by train and jeep.

BUT.

I am dying. I have been eating nothing but junk. I have lived in so many places during my internship, but this place, although one of the best in terms of facility, is the worst when it comes to my eating. I swear. I have managed to eat healthy despite not living at home. But in this dorm, I can’t cook nor bring any refrigerated food with me. I am dying. Literally. I think my liver is dying from all the fat and oil I’ve consumed the past month. 

But I will find a way. I NEED to find a way. I will go the extra mile to get healthy food. I will stop eating junk. I will start nourishing my body again. I have worked too hard to just let this slip away.

1 month ago
#personal #rant #college #dorm life 
Clinical internship has ended. The last rotation was definitely the best one. I made real connections with my clients. I did not have to drag myself out of bed everyday. Yes, there were still moments in which I was so stressed out and just wanted to escape it all. But PGH became my home. For 6 weeks, I felt like I what I did mattered and actually made a difference.

This was one of the kids I handled. On the first session, he did not participate at all and cried when left at the clinic. But it all changed. He was very participative and excited to see me at the end of it all. I’m glad that despite being really awkward around kids, I got to make a difference and a real connection in a child’s life.
1 month ago
#speech pathology #sp #speech and language pathology #slp #make a difference #college #internship 

thewanderlass asked: Hello po!:) I' m an incoming Freshmen @ UPM po. Same course as you din po. :) Can you give me tips kasi po I'm not that confident if I chose the right course. :( Thank you po!:)

Hi! :D Hmmm. It’s going to be hard to tell if you chose the right course or not because only you can tell that for yourself. However, may I know the reason why you chose it? Kasi ngayon pa lang, I’ll give you a disclaimer, medyo mahirap siya. BUT! That’s a big but, haha. Lahat naman ng course mahirap. AND. If you have the heart for people with disabilities and the drive to help them, then you chose the right course. Because I have learned in the 3 years that I have been here, that a speech pathologist can make such a great impact on so many lives. But it took me 3 years to figure that out. So don’t be disappointed it you feel like parang walang pinupuntahan lahat ng effort mo sa pag-aaral because feeling lang naman un. Meron at merong pupuntahan yang paghihirap natin. All this hard work would go into learning how to touch lives. And that feeling when you know that you’ve touched someone’s life even with all the sleepless nights and stress, it’s just magical. It’s all worth it in the end. ;)

I hope I was able to help, even just a little bit. If you tell me the main reason why you chose it, I think I can help you better. Hihi. Don’t hesitate to ask any more questions. So good luck this coming school year, Iskolar ng Bayan! ;)

1 year ago
#answered ask #speech pathology #SLP #college #up manila #thewanderlass 

Lalala. Last day of junior year tomorrow!!! :D

HOWEVER.

I shall not be experiencing any sleep tonight because I have to revise my re-evaluation paper, draft and finalize my intervention plan, and study for a very complicated final in Cerebral Palsy. So yeah. I am a piece of charcoal that needs to go under extreme heat and pressure before I can shine bright like a diamond! LOL.

1 year ago
#speech pathology #clinical evaluation #papers #college #charcoal #cerebral palsy #shine bright like a diamond #LOL 

Why are clinical evaluations so darn hard??? No wonder they cost a lot. But of course, they don’t pay students. :P But goooooood. The time you spend writing and analyzing then analyzing again. It takes too long. Especially when your evaluation did not have much structure because your client did not respond well to any of the tests you’ve prepared. -___-

Informal assessments are harder to analyze…

1 year ago
#speech pathology #clinical evaluation #speech and language pathology #assessment #analysis #college #SP 
Half a month.

I’ve got 15 days left of junior year, 15 days ‘til I can be called an intern. And it is in these days that you feel like you are so near yet so far. All the other universities are on summer vacation already and it’s not even finals week for me. I mean, come one. I’ve got 2 long exams, 1 practical exam, an evaluation paper, an intervention plan, a home program, a case presentation, a research symposium and four final exams before I can even taste a bit of summer. 

It’s like 15 days of whirlwinds and rollercoasters. I just want to be able to eat right (I’ve been eating at the wrong times, messing up my metabolism +stress eating), exercise daily, and sleep well again. I just want summer please.

SUMMER. Y U NO COME ANY SOONER???

1 year ago
#college #speech pathology #internship #exams #evaluation papers #papers #stress #UP Manila 
OMG. 2nd highest grade for our practical exam!!!!

Ok, I don’t mean to brag, but OMGGG. This never happens in my life. Like all my classmates are way better and I suck (most of the time, OK fine, to be honest, I never pass them) when it comes to practical exams. :\ And this was our Cerebral Palsy class! I mean, this is the class that makes me go -__- out of confusion and boredom. And I got the 2nd highest grade?? 

IS THIS THE REAL LIFE? OR IS THIS JUST FANTASY???

THANK YOU LORD JESUS! A MIRACLE HAS HAPPENED!

1 year ago
#cerebral palsy #speech pathology #practical exam #grades #college #up manila 
OK lang namang mapagod minsan, diba?

I can feel the stress of the last two months of my being a junior. One last before internship. There are too many exams to study for, projects to work on, papers and reports to write, clients to be assessed, cases to be analyzed, and so on and so forth. I just hope I don’t burn out before internship starts. :(

1 year ago
#Pagod #Speech pathoogy #Majors #College #UP Manila #Tired #Stressed 
Here’s a picture of me with a few of my SP blockmates from college from last Christmas. I have no idea why I wasn’t able to post this sooner. I love our poses here. :)) The first is our “jeje” attempt of making a heart and the other two are just normal and wacky poses. 
I like this picture because I look like I blend in. I don’t look like the super fat girl as much as I did before. I know I’ve still got a long way to go, but I’m happy, that I can see progress when I take photos. :)
Btw, I’m the one holding the star. LOL.
1 year ago
#college #People in my life #SP #friends 
On the 2nd day of 2013

It’s only the 2nd of January, year 2013, and UP Manila students were tasked to go to school already. It sucks because all the other universities, yes, even other UP campuses, go back, the earliest, on the 3rd. 

Another thing was, our class today included a 4 hour lecture on APHASIA. Aphasia is so complicated because it is a problem in a person’s already established language system. And my goodness, I have talked about how just topics on normal language development already drove us crazy. I tried my hardest to keep taking notes but by the last 30 minutes, my cognitive processing failed me. I was at a retention capacity deficit. That’s just new jargon I learned today. LOL.

What’s worse? Our canteens were still on vacation so we had to go out of the university for food. Such hassle. :\

But the good thing was we had our Cleft Lip and Palate class in the afternoon and it was all about embryology and genetics and it was fuuuuun. :D Plus, the morning and afternoon commute was traffic-free. That’s because we’re the only students travelling today. :))

Oh the life of a speech pathology major. :))

1 year ago
#speech pathology #language #aphasia #cleft palate #cleft lip #college #UP Manila #classes 
Happy New Year, everyone!

It’s 2013 and I need to go to bed. I was supposed to make a vlog, but meh, my iPod died. :\ Oh wellssss. I need to get up early because today is the last day of vacation for me and I have to go study. Yes, it sucks. But I’ll make that exam regret it was scheduled right after Christmas break because I’m gonna kick its ass! Let’s do this! XD

Hope you all have a good New Year’s Eve and New Year, unlike me, who will be studying… :\ But seriously, go have a good one, guys! :D

1 year ago
#New Year #studies #college #vacation #Christmas Break 
This was one of the reasons I was so busy when the second semester started this year. We were tasked to come up with a good facade for our college for the Lantern Parade season which happens yearly just before Christmas break.
This year’s theme was “Pagmamahal at Pagkakaisa”. It was such a cheesy theme that it was hard to come up with something unique for it. But I’m pretty proud of my college mates,PT majors, OT majors, and fellow SP majors, for making it possible. :> 
Basically, we made a heart(gold because it’s our college’s 50th year) out of various recycled materials that was also made up of gears representing all the colleges in UP Manila. This represented the love and unity the theme asked for. We decorated our windows show the things SPs, OTs, and PTs do to help. The lights going around are supposedly arteries and veins that go around it and to the heart. The heart is our gift to the nation, our beloved Philippines because we are Iskolars ng Bayan.  And we had a gigantic letter to the Philippines explaining why this is our gift. So yeah. It is cheesy. HAHA.
I think I shall explain further in a text post. :P
1 year ago
#CAMP #Iskolar ng Bayan #Lantern Parade #OT #PT #SP #UP Manila #cheesy #christmas #college #facade #pagmamahal at pagkakaisa #university of the philippines #anatomical heart 
Holidays. :)

It’s officially Christmas vacation for me! Whoopdidooday! :D

This December has been one of the most hectic Decembers of my life because of all the Lantern Parade preparations going on in UP Manila. It was a a fun Lantern Parade season for our college, yet again, but very busy and somewhat heartbreaking. But ‘tis the season to be jolly and jolly will I be because UP Diliman just finished their Lantern Parade tonight and I was able to catch it as well. Two years of attending two straight Lantern Parades! XD

So yeah, it’s Christmas break, hopefully I get to update my blog more often. AND! Exercise more. I’m thinking of doing some intense workouts before all the feasts really begin. However, I’m sick again. UGH. I just got better from a super long-lasting cough and cold. Now, the same scenario’s going on. :|

Oh well, kahel. At least I get to sleep in! YEAAAAH. XD

1 year ago
#Christmas Break #holidays #no classes #UP Manila #UP Diliman #Lantern Parade #college #December #busy 
Course LOADssssss.

Today was the first day of the second semester of my junior year.

AND BOOM.

So many projects to do already. So many deadlines.

I know there are so much more to come in the next days, so I’m keeping my spirits up. I’ll be a fighter this semester. I won’t let majors put me down, I will totally kick ass. Let’s do this. :D

1 year ago
#college #projects #speech pathology #UP Manila #majors #stress