My Kids Others Pets

She & Her Mice.. Always Together

For the life of me, I would never have pegged Ate to be the type who would be touching God’s small creepy creatures. Frogs, rodents.. I really thought she’d be grossed out because I for one CANNOT stand slimy, crawly living things. I figured she must have gotten the same ickiness from me considering we’re inseparable.

Point out a lizard chillin’ in the same room as me, hindi talaga ako makakatulog buong gabi. If a cockroach is in the bathroom, titiisin kong hindi mag-CR buong araw. Tell me that a rat is in the kitchen, that’s a sure-fire way to start me on my diet. Hindi ako tatapak sa kusina. EVAR!

That’s how cowardly I am with these small varmints. Just the thought of them sends a chill up my spine. To my wonder of wonders, Ate seems ok with them. Or at least now that she’s been exposed to the lot in school.

On her second year, she had to dissect a LIVE frog. Naghanap talaga kami sa buong alabang (ok I directed, they hunted). Having found a substantial-sized croaker, she catheterised & fed it a solution to paralyze, then proceeded to dissect it like a pro. Meanwhile, nandiri talaga ako, I stayed outside the whole time at baka biglang mag-milagro, mag-Lazarus, at talunin ako!

Now on her 4th year in Bio, she is handling RATS! Granted they are albino rats, but rats just the same. For her thesis, she had to get hold of 30 red-eyed squealers. Homaygas. And what’s worse, I had to go with her to get the darn vermin huhu. I swear to you, I was doing the lambada the whole ride to FDA at the thought of having to share a ride with! Paano kung makawala???

dancing pig photo: Dancing Pig squealcp.gif

Hindi talaga ako mapakali! :P


Food & Drug Administration, Philippines

Civic Drive, Filinvest Corporate City, Alabang, Muntinlupa City 165332
Length of time to order & acquire rats: 3 months

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Early morning at DFA, fetching her vermin friends. Ew.


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So many steps to follow leading us to a wild goose chase around the building. I’m glad I went with my Ate, I didn’t want her doing this all by herself. 1.) Present your approved application for the procurement of lab rats 2.) Assessment at a different wing 3.) Payment at a different floor 4.) Back to square 1 – Get the lab rats.



Ang mahal ha! Para kaming bumili ng aso??? @_@



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Cinderella with Gus, Jack, and company. Sorry, my motherhood stops with the mice. Hanggang moral support lang ako, I kept my distance & stayed as faaaaar away as possible, lol.



Buying beddings & food for their Sprague Dawleys.

Next year, she’ll be in Med Proper. Ang bilis! Some of you may have been with me from the very start of her college life, ngayon, sabay-sabay tayong ha-graduate! <3 I hope you’ll stick with me even until my Ate finishes med proper & beyond. Sabay-sabay din tayong maging pambansang lowla sa Tamang Panahon! :)

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  • Reply Chel

    OMG UST Bio days memories. I remember going around the LaLoma lechon places looking for bulate for one of our subjects. Tipong, “hello Sir, meron po bang bulate mga baboy niyo?” Buti na lang walang nagalit sa min!


    Stay strong Miss Jane. Praying for your mom.

    November 26, 2015 at 8:05 am
    • Reply sugargospice

      Thank you Chel she is doing much better praise God. :)

      November 26, 2015 at 9:04 am
    • Reply Jana

      I remember that! We did that also. We had to look for Ascaris for invert zoo HAHAH

      November 26, 2015 at 12:35 pm
      • Reply sugargospice

        Kadirs kang bata ka! ;P

        November 26, 2015 at 2:38 pm
        • Reply Jana

          You should’ve made Cinderella’s hair black. And her dress. And her shoes. And her soul. Para me na lol

          November 26, 2015 at 6:13 pm
          • sugargospice

            Erase. Mulan nalang para you na talaga! ;)

            November 26, 2015 at 9:14 pm
  • Reply Erika

    OMG! Bilib ako sa tapang ni Ate! Hindi ko kaya mga ginagawa nya! Hahaha! I remember nung 2nd year HS ako nag disect din kami ng Frog. 1st and Last na yun! Haha! Aww malapit na mag Med School si Ate. What she like to be? Doctor ng?

    November 26, 2015 at 8:53 am
    • Reply sugargospice

      Gusto nya makasalaysay at makabuluhang reconstructive surgery. Kasi artist sya. Ang problema masyadong perfectionist. Sabi ko anak baka umaayaw na ang pasyente mo go ka pa ng go sa pag-recontruct hindi mamukhaan ni Lord. Lol.

      November 26, 2015 at 9:05 am
  • Reply Kei Aclaro

    Ms. Jane, I am continuously praying that your Mom’s condition will improve… That she’ll get to be there for Ate’s Pre-Med graduation. Please be strong because God is the Supreme Helaer… I am always with you in thoughts and prayers…

    November 26, 2015 at 9:08 am
  • Reply Noel Q.

    Kami dati long needle ang sinasaksak namin sa spine at utak ng palaka, tapos lalamugin namin bago i-dissect, hahahaha… Can’t wait forJana to go to med school. Rather, I can’t wait for your posts regarding her journey through med school.

    So glad your mom is getting better. Thank God!!! =)

    November 26, 2015 at 10:15 am
    • Reply sugargospice

      Eeeew. 50 shades of torture naman yan Nieeeel! :P Thank you for your prayers mwah.

      November 26, 2015 at 11:05 am
  • Reply letlet

    That’s why i didn’t take any course related to medicine bec of that. Good luck to Jana she seems enjoying it though.

    November 26, 2015 at 12:08 pm
    • Reply sugargospice

      Mahilig ngang mang-torture hehe. Delikado ang future bf! :P

      November 26, 2015 at 2:38 pm
    • Reply sugargospice

      Mahilig nga mang-torture. Deliks ang future BF nya, lol! ;P

      November 26, 2015 at 2:39 pm
  • Reply judy g

    Hi Ms. Jane! This is my 1st time to reply on your blog. I really enjoy your posts :) I know how it feels to dissect these creatures! Too bad, nauna ang pag dissect ko ng cadaver before dissecting a frog! So parang wala na tuloy challenge! Haha For sure, your daughter will enjoy & appreciate more of these things once she is in med school proper na.

    Praying for the speedy recovery of your mom :)

    November 27, 2015 at 1:25 am
    • Reply sugargospice

      Omg cadaver agad agad. Awesome! And thank you for the prayers Judy I really appreciate all the love & concern coming our way in this difficult time. Mwah! :-*

      November 27, 2015 at 9:05 am
  • Reply michconstantino

    OHMY Jana… She seems to be enjoying it there. Prayers for your mom Mommy Jane :-*

    November 27, 2015 at 2:09 pm
  • Reply Candy

    I also can’t imagine myself being near those creatures. Like you Mommy Jane, I also get squeamish just the thought of being near them. Yikes!

    On another note, I am so happy to see your face light up again with your recent post in IG. I am rejoicing with you over your mom’s recovery. Praise God indeed!

    November 27, 2015 at 2:28 pm
    • Reply sugargospice

      Thank you Candy. Yes, I am so thankful & relieved that my mom is on her way to recovery. It was touch & go there I really panicked. Thank you for your prayers. :-*

      November 27, 2015 at 9:10 pm
  • Reply KassTastrophic

    Mommy Jane, I can see you are happy happy again. I continue to pray for your mom. I am so very happy to see she is better now.

    Usapang palaka: My frog was named Ribbit, and I had to pith it (stick a long needle down its spine and scramble its brain and spinal cord) then open up. Kawawa!

    Usapang daga: I had to kill a dozen or so of them in high school. Something for Bio, as usual. My friends in another class had to go through a hundred of them (after force-feeding them taho for a few months) for their investigative project. Also, ang mahal naman ng daga nyo Ate! Sana sa Cartimar na lang kayo bumili. May pang-foodtrip pa kayo na matitira. Hehehehe… :)

    December 1, 2015 at 2:44 pm
    • Reply sugargospice

      Omg Kass torture to the max yang usapang yan. Ahuhuhu hindi ko kayaaaa!! And thank you for your prayers. I always feel your love, near or far. May comments o wala. I know you are a friend for keeps. Mwah! :-*

      December 1, 2015 at 3:54 pm
  • Reply med

    I feel you.
    Nakakahimatay talaga ang presence ng mga rodents na iyan…

    December 2, 2015 at 9:45 am
    • Reply sugargospice

      Ipalabas kay yaya ang baygon! ay pang-ipis lang ba yon hehe.

      December 2, 2015 at 11:55 am

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