Tuesday, November 25, 2008


I should have said "YES!" to the early cancellation call I got this morning from work. They didn't need me. We were overstaffed. The super nurse or maybe even the greedy part of me declines. I was overly convincing myself that it will be okay, and anyways I could really use the money this holiday season. BIG MISTAKE!!! Work was pure lunacy! Admission, blood transfusion, SNF transfer, leaking IVs, and yes even a patient of mine expired today (patient was considered hospice)...I went through it all. I almost cried at work today, in the middle of acknowledging a doctor's order or something. I'm writing this blog for my sanity; simply because I need an outlet. My job's unpredictability can get nerve wrecking, but somewhat makes work exciting, but I enjoy it. In all honesty, I think I'm pretty good at it. You can't please everybody, but I can tell that most of the patients I've handled truly appreciated the care I've provided. Today was a challenge. I always say though, the shift will end no matter what. All I can do is my best, really. It's chiz wiz, but it truly gets me through. Another day, another dollar...

MOOD:My Unkymood Punkymood (Unkymoods)

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Kill Mosquitos! Use a Kawtol!

Stumbled upon this...

I fairly remember seeing this when I was young (probably while watching a Purefoods or Ginebra game). It's an old commercial from the Philippines. It's pure greatness isn't it? Vintage TV is so damn awesome!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Blah, Blah, Blog's Hip...

I love blogs! Here are some of my favs:


The blogger is from the Philippines. I enjoy her blog because she's very random. She talks about everything; from fashion, food she loves, showbiz intrigues, to her own quirky thoughts. She covers it all. The cool thing about her is that I don't get the impression that she denies her own "pinoyness." She seems open minded, the not so "yuck that's so baduy" type. But of course, these are all assumptions coming from mere thoughts of the blogger. She might just be the complete opposite. That's what makes it interesting doesn't it? I don't know...but I love her blog.


I love the bags she features. Her thoughts are quite interesting as well.


Rajo Laurel is a famous designer in the Philippines. I like his blog simply because he's interesting. Through the blog, you can decide if his thoughts are as great as his designs. He can be cheesy at times, with lines that includes "the soup was the kind that warms your heart" kind of lines, but all in all, I think it's worth the read.


Bianca Gonzalez- a host from, you guessed it, Philippines. I enjoy her blog because her interests are similar to mines. It seems that she's the type of gal, you'd love to hang out with. She seems very simple and very Filipino. When you read her blog, you can tell she's not "OA."


The blogger is obviously a traveler and a foodie. I love it. I must admit though that sometimes, I hesitate to read his blog because I get jealous most of the time.


Okay...the blogger is called Jane Aldridge. She's 16 and she's insane! Insanely obsessed with designer goodies. Makes you wonder how much her whole wardrobe cost. My goodness, when will she have a garage sale? I'm sure I'm not alone in this thought. Okay, here's a preview:

She wore this outfit to school for "free dress day"...enough said!


Bryanboy is so fierce! He insists that he's "so gay, he sweats glitter." You have to check this blog out. He's quite famous in Asia. He's been featured in some mag spreads as well. Marc Jacobs is a huge fan of his. Rumor has it that Marc Jacobs's BB bag was named after Bryanboy. The only thing I don't appreciate is that sometimes, I can tell he's not so into being Filipino and all...and you know I hate that. Otherwise, he's fabulosity!

Monday, November 17, 2008

The W!

This video screams, you ought to do it!

Cheska and Doug SDE from Jason Magbanua on Vimeo.

The couple in the video is Cheska Garcia and Doug Kramer. Cheska is a Filipino actress, while Doug is a basketball player. The video was done so so well. The music is perfect...so perfect that next thing I know, I was purchasing the Coldplay CD on iTunes. I don't think of my future wedding often, but my gosh...this sent me over the edge. I want this wedding videographer (Jason Magbanua) to do my wedding video when the time comes. I love the bride's look. It's not so typical bride look. Her wedding dress reminds me of one of the wedding dresses that Carrie Bradshaw tried on during her wedding photoshoot. Haaayyy...patience is a virtue. Geeerraaaallldd, hurry up!(LOL) A girl can dream right? (Pardon me, I am a bit on my delusional side today).

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Lovely Day... Lov-eh-ly day!

Upon hearing from MS about new stuff at the Marc by Marc Jacobs store the other night, I debated on visiting the store myself. Due to laziness, I was a bit hesitant. This morning, I got my always early phone call from EP (which, I always appreciate because I get to start my day early, no sarcasm here, promise--thanks Emski!). Don't know why, but she was totally getting my drift. She wanted to go to the city as well. So, off we go. On the way there, EP so loved the amazing weather that she decides to take me out to lunch in Sausalito (thanks, Emski part II). I must say, it is beautiful there! The weather was PERFECT! We had lunch at The Spinnaker. The view was fantastic and the lunch, delicious.

After our meal, we then proceeded back to the itinerary. We headed to the Fillmore for the MJ store, had our hot drinks from Bittersweet despite the hot weather, then downtown. The original plan of not taking too long in the city turned into a full blown day in SF. I had sooo much fun, though. I always enjoy EP's company. I was able to start on some Christmas shopping. I am quite excited with all this holiday shopping, mainly because this year, I can actually kind of handle the budget of buying presents for people. Yay! No boasting or anything...I'm just saying...I got a job and it's a good feeling to be able to share my blessings this holiday season.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Let's Get Amused!

This pretty much made my day:

Thursday, November 13, 2008

is B.U.M.M.E.D.

That scarf, belongs to mines and MS's neck! If only we weren't outlined by the die hard Comme des Garcons fans. I speak as if I lined up. I didn't. My cousin MS lined up, but I promise...I was there in spirit. I literally didn't pay attention to one of the lethal rhythms my instructor was explaining during my EKG class (no worries, I caught up later on...so patients...I got you!) Despite of MS not being able to get the scarf I wanted soooo badly, it's all good. I know she kept me in mind throughout her insane and somewhat dangerous time in H&M this morning. Actually, I was in contact with my cousin from NYC as well. I was hoping she can miraculously find me the scarf. It would have been perfect since she's coming to town this weekend. I rarely want things badly and this is one of those rare times. So, to the people who grabbed all of the scarves from the store, sell me one! But for now, I will have to settle my want for Uniqlo shirts. Whoa! It's one of those rare times...AGAIN!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

is learning how to "read" squiggly lines!

I am currently attending a 3 day long EKG class. Today was my first day. Though, I must admit, it's better than being on the hospital floor, I am hating it. My instructor today was somewhat amusing. He kept talking about how it is so damn precious for one to start a 401K. Apparently, the instructor feels that the topic is vital for determining if your patient is in normal sinus rhythm. He was going insanely fast as he lectured. I know, I can be slow sometimes, but I mean, give me a damn break! This is my first EKG class ever. The damn strips started to look like my 3 year old cousin, Michelle is starting to practice cursive as my instructor kept going, in lightning speed. I am in no mood to raise my hand and say something. Fine, I guess part of it is my fault. I should have said something. I was just not in the mood. So, at the moment, I am trying to self teach myself. Is it working? Uhhh... I gotta go!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

is also impulsive.

All I'm saying is that...one should not pass up a good deal. What can I say? It's been coming quite often...Is this good enough to back up my last post?

Saturday, November 8, 2008

is kuripot to herself.

Gone are the days when I dream of what I would buy with my first RN paycheck. Apparently, when you work your ass off for money, you get really quite possessive with it; at least when it comes to buying stuff for yourself. I must mention that I am not speaking for all hardworking human being out there. However, I do know quite a few who without hesitance buy things for others, but when it comes to themselves, it seems their favorite mantra becomes "Nah, I shouldn't." What is this phenomenon? Does it have a scientific name? Is it kindness? Unselfishness? Weirdness? What other -ness can you think of?

My money is blood and sweat, my friend. It's not easy money. However, when it comes to my family, there is no holding back. Forget me. I can take care of myself. My happiness is easily achieved, trust me. I always tell myself, my family's joy is my joy. Wow, do you literally see me curdling? Soon, I'll be a babybel waxed, wrapped, ready for your daily calcium need to be fulfilled. No, really I need some encouraging in treating myself to something nice once in a while. It's funny because there are some people who don't understand that I do have responsibilities. They think that I can totally handle buying myself something extravagant because they think that I can earn money easily. HUUUWAAAT?!? Where is Alex Trebeck? Can we get him to tell these people how wrong they are? I don't want to be a hypocrite and say that I totally deprive myself. You should listen to me when I fantasize about all the stuff I want to buy. All I'm saying is that, don't give me that "you have hella money" dialogue when I hold myself back with things because I am no heiress and I work hard for whatever I have. I'm saving for something
memorable...unforgetable...amazing...like hot tofu soup in Newark. No, just kidding. I have plans, but as what they say, patience is a virtue. Soon enough, I will be on my way to my Personal Legend. (Wow, so dramatic naman!!!)

"And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it"--The Alchemist (Really? I hope my bank account will conspire with me soon...hehe)

Dang! I am just popping cheese flavored popcorn today!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

is a fan of Pinoy "thingys"

Pinoy nationalism at its best. I almost personify it. Well, hmm...sort of. I have a thing for stuff that represents the Filipino culture. The last time I went to the Philippines, my family was so amused by how much I loved this store and pretty much anything with Jose Rizal on it. Confused? Help yourself with some visuals. This is the Team Manila store in Rockwell, Makati. This has to be my favorite store in the Philippines. I wanted to buy everything! For one, you cannot find these here in the US. The nice thing about the store is that most of the designs are actually impressive. I find most of the designs to be clever, unique and even amusing. Check out some of my favorite designs below.

I purchased this watch when I was in the Philippines. I wanted the white one badly when it first came out around two years ago. Apparently, this is the new limited edition.

I love the mugs! Makes me want to have my 3 in 1 Nescafe!

Personally, some of the designs truly reminds me of home, which is Philippines and some takes me back to my childhood. I don't know, sometimes, I find myself asking why I have such a knack for these things. I almost feel like I'm in some secret club when I wear or use them. Can you imagine me when I was in the Team Manila store? I must have looked odd, grinning from ear to ear, eyes glazed, frantically grabbing everything. I bought a *LOT* of Jose Rizal stuff. I wanted to buy gift wrappers that are super unique, and Filipino, but my balikbayan box won't allow the extra baggage. What can I say? I am proud; proud of where I came from, of what made me. I guess, this is one of my odd ways of showing it. The cool thing is that, Team Manila just recently opened their online store. What sucks about it is that it literally has 6 shirts available for purchasing. What do I do? Of course I contact them asking when they're going to expand the merchandise on the online store? No reply as of yet. Check out their website:


So...who wants to join my secret club?

Monday, November 3, 2008

is a bright idea! Right?

I am attempting...attempting to find an outlet for my big mouth, bursting energy, and complete randomess. Apparently, my good friend, EP and I think that this is the way to go. We'll see about that. I am in no way trying to impress anyone. Yup, no award winning entries here. My grammar enough, gets me kicked to the curb. No worries! I do proudly consider myself a partly Americanized fob. Yeah, made that term up. I'm sure you'll get it as I make my progress. I can be odd. I mean c'mon, isn't my choice of picture and first topic choice a solid giveaway?