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CIM – Cebu Institute of Medicine

With my father, sister, and brother being doctors and graduates of this prestigious School of Medicine, there was an expectation for me to follow suit. Nevertheless, I am proud to say that they are graduates of one of the best medical schools in the Philippines and the best medical school in Cebu. Cebu Institute of Medicine or popularly known as CIM (although a lot of people refer to it as Velez as the founder is Dr. Jacinto Velez) is actually the no. 1 Med school in Cebu City. The doctors who graduate from here are recognized anywhere in the Philippines and are also internationally recognized. CIM is found at Ramos Street just beside the Cebu Velez Hospital. Already beyond its 50 years, most of the famous and skilled doctors are known to be graduate of this school. CIM is following the new style of education which is PBL or “Problem-based learning” which centers on the students’ self-learning development. The lectures of teachers are not the only source of learning and the students do small group discussion …

I’m Keeping Birds Again!

For those of you who know me, this is big news! The decision to keep African lovebirds was a particularly carefully made one. I had almost a month of careful thinking and reading before finally deciding to make time for a pair. Even if I love birds and have been reading about them for as long as I can remember, I actually killed my first pair of birds that I purchased. I killed my first pair of birds…accidentally I used to keep birds back when I was just a teenager. I was desperate to keep birds in the house that one time I bought a pair of budgeriars (1200php) from SM City Cebu and that was overpriced that time. Bird-keeping was not allowed at home so I had to smuggle the birds in my room. I had no bird cage (yes I’m a genius) so I kept them in a shoebox (I’m a real genius) and finally, I placed the box on the balcony where the sun baked the birds alive (my genius levels are …