Sep 30, 2007

A Change is Gonna Come

loved the first episode of grey's anatomy season 4.

lemme share some scenes i liked:spoiler alert!

im not the girl from the bar, and im not bambi either.

i never thought that defibrilating an almost dead deer would bring her back to life. enjoyed that scene!

"it's much better to be alone and feel like a success than to be in a relationship and feel like a failure all the time." - meredith grey

"Change; we don’t like it, we fear it, but we can't stop it from coming. We either adapt to change or we get left behind. And it hurts to grow, anybody who tells you it doesn’t is lying. But heres the truth: the more things change, the more they stay the same. And sometimes, oh, sometimes change is good. Oh, sometimes change is everything." -- meredith grey

can't wait for next week!

Sep 27, 2007

from home business

i have been thinking on how to earn extra money since i am currently not employed. i need to come up with a business that would allow me to earn extra money but would not take up much of my time since my priority for now is studying for the boards. good thing, i came across a very nice business opportunity that solves my problem. hope this works!
in 2004 kevin (a good family friend) joined brisbane's karaoke idol. if i could remember it right, he won a car.


he recently joined another contest to give his wife an engagement ring. they have been married twice already. both wedding's here in the philippines, but has never given dixie an engagement ring. they now have an adorable 1 year old kid who i would hopefully get to see when they visit manila next month. anyhoo, dixie is now an owner of a $3,000 solitaire diamond ring. the serenading was worth it. here's a link to the video of the actual proposal. sweet ka pala, kevin! teehee.
it's only thursday but it has been a long tiring week. lucky us, we got a chance to go home early today so no traffic (woohoo!). i had planned to sleep but i thought of rewarding myself by watching a movie. lucky me, i saw a dvd at my aunt's house of the movie no reservations. loved the movie! super cute. i never found aaron eckhart cute, but he was in the movie. it's one of those movies that makes you feel good after. and the tag line of the movie is so true--life isn't always made to order!

Sep 26, 2007

the traffic has been so bad the past few days. the travel time from review center to home which should only take 15-20 minutes has been stretched to an hour for the past week. ugh! i could only imagine how bad the traffic gets once december comes!

Sep 22, 2007

progesterone

who would not want a progesterone creme that relives and prevents symptoms of PMS, perimenopause and menopause? the symptoms im actually talking about are excessively heavy bleeding during a period, weight-gain, headaches, primary dysmenorrhea or cramps, and a risk of endometrial cancer. alot of women would want this creme! it has been said that the safest, most affective, and convenient method of progesterone application is topical. with that said, i think i will want this!

Sep 21, 2007

martin raymond tomas diaz


for some unknown reason, i had a weird feeling this morning that i had to go to the hospital to visit martin who has been confined since sunday. bheng and i agreed to meet up by 12:30pm and go to the hospital. As we were to enter the PCMC gate, i got a text message from my dad telling me that he was at the hospital and that martin was very weak already. his parents has been earlier told by the doctors that he could go at any time. we rushed to the icu of PCMC and the very instant i saw martin, i immediately whispered a prayer to God that his going be peaceful. i knew it wouldn't be long.

Martin joined his Creator at past 1 in the afternoon. He fought a good fight. He lived to celebrate his second (and last) birthday with a barney party thrown by his loving parents just a month ago. i know that the little boy tried his very best to fight and live for his parents and brother BUT i also very well know, that the time for martin to rest has come.

martin...no more pain, no more chemotherapy sessions, no more scarry doctors and nurses, and no more injections.

your mommy and daddy will miss their baby...
your kuya renboy will miss his lil bro and playmate...
we will all miss you...

Life has to end BUT love does not.

Sep 20, 2007



in between reading my nursing reviewers to save me from going crazy, i read. newspaper, magazine, archie's or any book i could get my hands on. i purchased a few weeks back the book p.s. i love you by cecelia ahern and the book is a must read. super nakakaiyak. it was so hard for me to put the book down. i read that a film adaptation is currently in production. i hope the movie is as good as the book. i can't wait to buy her other books but that would have to wait till after the boards or else i won't be able to concentrate with the review.
Ambassador Kristie Kenny doing the "papaya dance"

so cute!

Sep 19, 2007

home sweet house

i have never experienced moving houses. i have always wondered how it'll be, and even envied people who had to move! when the idea of selling the property came up, i really didn't like it. the house and the compound memories money could never buy!
anyhow, selling the property is still not in the very near future because just recently my mom has been thinking of having home improvements done by next year. i already told my mom i want sash windows for my room. she didn't have an idea on what sash windows were so i showed to her a website i found online -http://www.anglianhome.co.uk- she spent more than an hour looking through the website as she really like the window and door designs that they had. my mom loved the most the conservatory and is now thinking of getting one for the garden. it was really nice and something different. i do hope she decides on having one made for the garden. and maybe when we have one already, the idea of selling the house would be dropped.
i.heart.edu



i saw on the evening news that ambassador kenny danced "the papaya" this morning with edu. i hope to catch a video of it. ambassador kenny was such a sport and seemed to really enjoy the dance number as well.

Sep 17, 2007

travel pro

i showed my sister my new red luggage bag and what she immediately did was go to the travelpro website and bought one for her. she got a pink one at a discounted rate as well. now, with our new luggage all we have to do is to go on a trip. what's the use of our new bags if we can't use them. the problem is, we have spare money to go luggage shopping but we both can't afford a trip right now. any sponsors? teehee.

bits and bits

tiring week. the whole week of last week i attended NCLEX review at LinkUS. learned a lot and even if i had to be there the whole day, it was worth it. anyone here interested to attend review sessions at LinkUS just message me so i could give you info. it's an 8 week review. i just attended it for one week (the last week of the 8 weeks) since the lecturer was a friend who flew-in from the states.

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we went to nueva ecija last sunday to celebrate with my cousin sha-sha for passing the june nursing board exams. it was a long trip back to manila because of traffic. i spent the travel time reading and going over my reviewers. at least i was able to make good use of my time still. the food was YUM-O as usual!

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i started with my local board reviews today. im having nightmares about the board exams already. a friend commented that we (me and my group) are starting quite early. we think otherwise though. with all the things we have to review, we feel pressured and we think december is so near already. eeek!

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ate peach: si tita kimmie and tito dick, uuwi na.
mac-mac: ay, kailangan ko mag pa prescribe ng medicine kay tita kimmie.
(my tita and her hubby are both doctor's)
me: medicine for what?
mac-mac:pang pataba
(mac has been skinny all his life!)
me: mag growee ka na lang!
mac-mac: tita kimmie, what vitamins is ok to gain weight? tita i think i have carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS).
tita kimmie: (checks on mac's hands) wala.
macy: how about me, tita?
tita kimmie: (check's on my hands) eto, meron. you buy...(she told me to buy something near orthopedic, i forgot naman what)
macy: belat, mac. ako may CTS ikaw wala.

what the, teehee!

luggage

buying a luggage that will last and still fashionable was a problem. not anymore! not that im going out of the country anytime soon, but when i saw the Samsonite on sale, i just had to buy one. what i like about it is it has a push-button locking system and a combination lock. no more missing keys. i got a red upright suitcase for myself so that i would easily locate my luggage. i hate it when i have to been on the look out always for my luggage during trips.

piong golf

i was first introduced to golf by my wowo. now, my dad and a number of my uncle's (both sides of the family) are all into golf. daddy recently bought a ping golf putter as he is set to prepare for the PAL intergolf club tournament in bacolod next year. he even ordered a custom made putter. he used it last weekend already and says the price he paid for it was worth it. im guessing he had a good game. he missed two years of the tournament, and is really looking forward to next year's as he is the designated captain of their team. im excited also because im planning to go with them. woohoo!

Sep 12, 2007

.::good things come to those who wait.

.::patience is a virtue.

.::Jer 29:11 "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

after 8 years, hooray to my sis!

Sep 11, 2007

cabinets

my mom is having new cabinets in my rooms installed. i never thought that chossing cabinet hardware was going to be difficult. a lot of designs for cabinet knobs and pulls alone. apart from choosing the design, you would also need to decide on the colors that you want. a lot has to be considered in choosing since you'ld need to make sure that the knobs and pulls that you choose fit the design of the room. God help me!

poker


friday evening, we (me and friends from school) stressed out. meaning we went to the casino (secret no more!). i didn't play though. i left my wallet and cell phone in the car. we stayed for an hour. i just watched my friend lose Php1,000. such a waste! anyhoo, i play poker though but with friends and we use fake money. i saw online though poker tables. they were all nice! the tables come with matching leather club chairs. the tables have poker chips well and cup holders. some tables even come with a slip over fine dining tops. talk about functionality. tables will surely be a great for those poker nights with friends.

Sep 9, 2007

weekend

my weekend was fun!

friday:

with friends from school, we went to school to apply for transcript and diploma. i saw one of our professors and he congratulated us for passing the board. i told him, we (me and my friends) have not taken the board yet. haha!

after school, we went to gateway as we are to watch a concert that is sponsored by hope cigarettes. we had dinner first at pizza hut. then off we went to araneta coliseum. it was actually not a concert but their were performers. it was a grand raffle draw of hope cigarette. someone won 20 million pesos (one winner only) that night. we had fun as the performers were ogie alcasid, vhong navarro and a few other artists. no pictures though as no one remembered on bringing a camera.

we stressed out (secret on what this means, teehee!) after the concert and then we went to starbucks. was home by 2am.

saturday:

i was home the whole day and studied the whole day (boring!).

sunday:


with the birthday boy



the tuaƱo's

went to church at 8am and then went to alabang for TJ's party. had fun as usual. it was a costume party and the theme for the party was sports attire. went to the party as a boxer. look at my shorts! ginagaya ko lang shorts ni pacquiao (teehee)! more pictures posted here.

im posting a funny video my cousins told me about earlier. you must understand ilonggo though to better appreciate.

RC airplanes

pepe has recently blogged about remote controlled cars which has been a favorite past time of my cousin toto in bacolod. recently though, he has been into RC airplanes. he say's he has gotten tired of playing with cars. you need a bigger area though for this toy. it's cool though and i know toto's kids are really happy their dad is into this hobby because for sure the toy's are to be handed down to them.

Sep 5, 2007

this afternoon i went to the gym with friends.
BUT
after the gym, we ate cupcakes and had dinner at a korean restaurant (YUM-O!).

everything by michael buble'

LOVE the song!



You're a falling star, You're the get away car.
You're the line in the sand when I go too far.
You're the swimming pool, on an August day.
And you're the perfect thing to say.

And you play you're coy, but it's kinda cute.
Ah, When you smile at me you know exactly what you do.
Baby don't pretend, that you don't know it's true.
Cause you can see it when I look at you.

[Chorus:]
And in this crazy life, and through these crazy times
It's you, it's you, You make me sing.
You're every line, you're every word, you're everything.

You're a carousel, you're a wishing well,
And you light me up, when you ring my bell.
You're a mystery, you're from outer space,
You're every minute of my everyday.

And I can't believe, uh that I'm your man,
And I get to kiss you baby just because I can.
Whatever comes our way, ah we'll see it through,
And you know that's what our love can do.

[Chorus:]
And in this crazy life, and through these crazy times
It's you, it's you, You make me sing
You're every line, you're every word, you're everything.

So, La, La, La, La, La, La, La
So, La, La, La, La, La, La, La

[Chorus:]
And in this crazy life, and through these crazy times
It's you, it's you, You make me sing.
You're every line, you're every word, you're everything.
You're every song, and I sing along.
'Cause you're my everything.
Yeah, yeah

So, La, La, La, La, La, La, La
So, La, La, La, La, La, La, La, La, La, La, La

Sep 4, 2007

i have been tagged by pepe.

rules: Each players of this game starts with six (6) weird things about themselves.... People who get tagged need to write a blog of their own six (6) weird things as well as state the rule clearly.... Tag another six (6) people and inform them about it....

here it goes.

1. i sleep even for just a few minutes every time i watch a movie.

2. i can eat fried chicken everyday.

3. i eat grapes dipped in fish sauce AND salt.

4. i hold my breath when going through a tunnel and make a wish at the end.

5. i don't eat siopao not unless i know who prepared it. siopao=cat's meat

6. i can skip a meal as long as i could eat junk food (cheetos puff!) and coke light.

i tag: nikki,len,karen,julai,elvie, annabs

bunk beds




as a kid i wanted to have a bunk bed, sadly i never had one. my mom was scared that we might fall so she never got us bunk beds. as i was browsing online for a nice desk, i chanced upon bunk beds. the designs of are really nice. ever since i saw those beds online, i have been bugging joji to get a new bunk bed for her kids. if i can't have one, i could always sleep over my cousins house and get to sleep on a bunk bed with her kids.

eat bulaga

bheng and i have always wanted to watch a eat bulaga live. i have always enjoyed the noon time show even as a kid. thanks to a good friend karen we were able to watch with my mom's balikbayan friends last saturday. it was a dream come true. we had a blast! what made it more fun was my tita's number being chosen for the "itaktak" mo portion of the show. she was able to breeze through the game and played for the jackpot portion. she almost won the car but she still went home with Php32,000. not bad.







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lights

lighting is important as it will give a room a different look. even if the room is nicely decorated with great interiors but if the lighting is not what the room needs, it will still end up to look bad. if a room has simple interiors but is well lighted, it could look really nice and elegant. if i could only find the perfect lighting for my room with a clap sensor. help!