Officially a Microbiologist!

I just freakin’ graduated today. I am officially a Bachelor’s Degree holder. I never saw college as something that will make me break a sweat. I thought it was just a phase that I could just get over with to transition into adulthood.  I was proven wrong. 

It’s definitely not easy to get a degree, any degree, for that matter. College is difficult. No matter where you go or what you take. So my congratulations extend to everyone who has made it to the end. To everyone who never gave up even if it seemed so perilous to even try to get to the end. 

Congratulations, Batch 2016! 🎓

Why Competent Leaders Don’t Win

Many would ask why competent leaders are deliberately not being elected by the masses. People, in general, would not really look into a candidate’s curriculum vitae and use it as the sole foundation of their decision making. Elections are not like the admission board of a university in which academic achievements and volunteer work are the ones that would weigh the most. Among other things, what people look for is compassion. If people think that you’ve been in their shoes, too, they would be willing to overlook your incompetence in the hopes of your compassion compensating for your lack of experience or knowledge.

Sometimes, that mindset isn’t all that bad. Sometimes, competency does not equate to suitability.

Nematodes

 

 

Trichuris trichiura

Trichuris trichiura

Trichuris trichiura MALE

Trichuris trichiura

Trichinella spiralis

Trichinella spiralis

Strongyloides stercoralis

Strongyloides stercoralis

S stercoralis

Strongyloides stercoralis

E vermicularis FEMALE

Ancylostoma caninum

Enterobius vermicularis

Enterobius vermicularis

E vermicularis 4

Enterobius vermicularis

E vermicularis 3

Enterobius vermicularis

E vermicularis 2

Enterobius vermicularis

E vermicularis 2 copy

Ancylostoma caninum

E vermicularis

Enterobius vermicularis

Ascaris lumbricoides FEMALE

Ascaris lumbricoides

Ancylostoma caninum

Ancylostoma caninum

Ancylostoma caninum copy

Ancylostoma caninum

A. caninum 2

Ancylostoma caninum

A caninum 6

Ancylostoma caninum

A caninum 5

Ancylostoma caninum

A caninum 4

Ancylostoma caninum

A caninum 3

Ancylostoma caninum

A caninum 2

Ancylostoma caninum

Does Nationality Still Matter?

I guess I will just have to say what I have to say on here because Twitter’s 140 characters can’t quite cut it. 

The National Elections is almost here. I’m definitely not the most educated voter but I try to at least make sense of what I hear and see in the news. Yet, still, I am undecided. 

Being constantly on Facebook has got me reading a whole bunch of anti Grace Poe posts. I am not a fan. I certainly have my own reservations about her just like with the other presidentiables. But just recently, I couldn’t help but wonder why nationality even matters right now. 

Nothing’s been proven yet but let’s say Poe is not Filipino by blood or by paper. Whatever. Why does it matter anyway? The past presidents were definitely Filipinos. Marcos, PNoy, Janet Napoles and every politician stealing from the Filipino people are all Filipinos! 

Honestly, I couldn’t care less of a president’s nationality. If one cares enough and is genuinely concerned about the country and its people and has the capacity to better it, I don’t see why his country of birth and parents’ identity should even be an issue. 

I’m not saying I will vote for Grace Poe. I’m saying that there are so much more important matters to consider when it comes to voting for a president. I don’t think nationality should be on top of the list.