Category Archives: Pi Phi

Study Break — Parents Weekend

What better way to not study than hang out with your family…..[debatable], but I do love them.

Pi Phi set up a family padres game so we made it out in full force.


Pros and cons for sure:

Pro: Bomb hot dogs. I know they are like the epic left over meat
but nothing says ball park like a good dog (:

Con: The this chick was selling ice cream (tis lone arm out of the croud).

This chick was screaming ice cream. Literally, screaming. I mean people though that some one was dying… can’t say I was the biggest fan of this sales tactic.

Con: the Padres…. we’re blowin it…. 6-0 final score, against Arizona. Come on, everyone was stoked to be there and we only got to cheer like 3 times… So my brothers and I bounced at the “5th inning stretch” ha.

Overall it was a fun time with my family. I mean once you get over the the complete inappropriateness of my brothers and their inability to be mature for 10 seconds, they aren’t awful to hang out with.

The rest of the weekend was good too. Sunday was Pi Phi family brunch, it was mellow, still my brothers were out of control but again something I just need to get used to. Good study break

Study Break — “I’m on a Boat”


So last night I took a solid study break for Pi Phi Formal, which for the second year running was on a boat. This meant two things:

1) Wayyy too much of this song  and

2) All the boys dressed like this:

And wielded weapons (i.e plastic swords, hooks, oh, and this cannon)


It was suprisingly not a bad night. I guess after our last event I was expecting the worse. But maybe the risk management lectures kept everyone in check. That or the $$$ fines for littering on the boat, destroying property or going overboard ($300!).                                 Or it could be that they shut down at bar at 9pm. ha. Either way, decent study break

Tip #4 — Living up to your leadership position.

Sometimes I pretend I’m really mature, and that I’m done learning anything in life (other than medicine of course). Who am I kidding I always pretend I’m more mature than I am…

…But then sometimes things happen, to ground me, and remind me that I have so much more to learn…

Lesson of the day: Taking leadership position does not in fact mean you are taking a leadership role.

Anyone can find some random club or organization and get the title. If you go to college, you know how to compete, you do it every day in your classes what makes you think you can’t do it in an organization too? But just because you gain a title doesn’t mean your living through that responsibility. I’ve come to realize that it’s important to take an active leadership role–

1. You will quickly find out if you are the leader your parents, always so humbly, said you were. I don’t think anyone is a leader by accident, and I hardly think anyone is a leader that doesn’t want to be. It’s time to put the talents God gave you to the test!

2. In parallel with #1 — you learn about yourself. Subjecting yourself to difficult situations that require leadership skills and complex problem solving only allow you to grow as a person and to find out just how successful you are.

3. It’s purely living up to your responsibilities. You took the role, you committed to working hard and helping others succeed. People depend on you and you have a duty to carry out your task at hand. Shrinking from a difficult problem is not the path. As a leader it is important to be strong, even if inside you are unsure, outwardly carry yourself high and work through it.

4. As stupid as this sounds (I could kick myself for writing this, but alas, I say this to new Pi Phi’s all the time), you could really inspire someone to take a leadership roll as well. Leading by example is pertinent to be a guider, as well as a leader. Promote the best interests of your organization by working hard and demonstrating the challenges and rewards of leadership.

So yeah. Today I learned that while it’s easy to sit passively, and watch endless opportunities fly by, I could technically say I’m a leader. But neither my peers nor myself will believe it unless my actions personify the title that I hold.