热锅上的蚂蚁 | Ants on a Hot Pan

Dear Reader,

Praised be Jesus and Mary!

热锅上的蚂蚁 (Rè guō shàng de mǎyǐ) means ants on a hot pan in English. This idiom is used to describe a person’s anxiety and restlessness just like how ants would behave on a hot pan.

One of my friends posted in Facebook, “I felt like I am an ant running on a hot frying pan.”

“That’s an interesting figure of speech,” I thought.

I replied, “Don’t go running to the fire ya… Go to the handle. 🙂 that place is safe.”

She got what I meant and replied back, “GOD!!!!”

There is no need to run like crazy.

God, our refuge, is always there for us.

I have shared before that I was applying in DLSHSI for their Doctor of Medicine program. They only accept 300 students each school year and the first batch of Letters of Acceptance (LOA) was released a few weeks ago. I didn’t make it to the first batch, but I am still hopeful to be in the 2nd batch of accepted applicants.

In an online forum, someone said that there are only 130 slots left. Another person said there are only 98 slots left. Their posts made me as anxious as “ants on a hot pan”. Every morning when I wake up, I would first check my email to see if I have a Letter of Acceptance. And when I didn’t find one, I would check the forum to see if there’s anyone who has received theirs.

Today, I decided to stop being an ant on a hot pan. I’ll go and run towards the handle now. *wink* I have done my best with the exam, the interview, and the requirements. I even believe that my exam and interview were not bad. I was very optimistic until I heard about the limited slots. But, oh well… There is nothing more I can do now but wait and have faith. I will pray harder and believe in God’s providence.

My wishes and my dreams, I lift them up to You. Lord, I offer my life to you. Please use it for Your glory.”

Here is a song for reflection:

(I do not own the song and the video)

Sincerely,

Kristine G. Veneracion

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