Nov 26, 2007

eto na....eto na....wa!

10 fears with the coming board exams:

10. that i get to leave my notice of admission at home on the day of the exam.
09. maputol at maubos ang pencil kaka sharpen.
08. masira ang sharpener ko.
07. maubos ang ink ng ball pen.
06. that my uniform does not fit me anymore.
05. that i have a hard time looking for my classroom.
04. na walang electric fan or good ventillation ang classroom or that i get to sit next to someone who has body odor.
03. that i don't get to remember anything that i studied or memorized.
02. that i over sleep on the morning of the exam.
and my greatest fear...
01. that i suffer from diarrhea on the day of the exam!

friends and relatives, this is it. limang tulog na lang, board exam na. please remember me in your prayers. if you guys could pray for me on saturday and sunday morning that would really be great. i know that i am working hard to prepare for the exams. i don't think i have studied this much sa buong buhay ko,haha! sabi nga nila, "do your best and God will do the rest". i know that God will guide me and give me knowledge on the day of the exam but just the same please pray for me and for all those taking the exam on the said days. i heard 90,000 daw kmi....BLOCKBUSTER pala if the rumors are true.

thanks so much in advance. i will be back after sunday and life will be back to normal by then.


i have a secret love affair with jewelries. most of those i have though were given by my parents and i have managed to buy a few pieces also. my dad would usually give us gold jewelry on special occasions. love jewelries since they would complete an outfit. i can't go out of the house without my necklace and earrings. jewelries are also very good investment as the value does not depreciate.
i have a new point and shoot digital camera. my mom went to grace batch `82 reunion over the weekend at makati shangri-la. she won a digital camera sa raffle and she gave it to me. woohoo. i have not used my nikon cool pix for some time now because yung lagayan ng battery nabasag. i'm still planning to have it fixed but for now, i'm happy with my new camera. no more borrowing. i just have to buy a memory card for it.


my current food addiction is lucky me jiampong. yummy!

truck accident

one of toto's driver got into a semi truck accident. the driver didn't see a car coming. no one got hurt, thank God. with what recently happened to sen saguisag and wife, truck accidents are really scary. especially with truck accidents, it's very rare that no one get hurt. accident's like this are really a hassle but no one really wanted for it to happen. thank God also for insurance since accidents are unexpected expenses as well.


one of my very good friends from my previous work is now living in hawaii. her husband is a US soldier and is currently assigned in hawaii. when she went home for a vacation, i saw their pictures and hawaii is a beautiful place! hawaii is one of the places on my list of place's to go too. mashy and pashy who are planning to go back to the states early next year are planning to stay for a week in hawaii. my friend says they will not have a problem of a place to stay at since their are a lot of Hawaii bed and breakfast with reasonable room rates. i will definitely need to visit bryan and jing in hawaii!

saw this posted at the kikay website. i wonder if it works. i have had my eyelashes permed once and it turned out to be ok. it lasted for more than one month. after, i bought the watson's heated eyelash curler. it was not that effective though. the permed eyelashes looked way better. i wonder if this lashwand would provide me with the same results. guy's are really lucky, because they don't even bother having to worry about thing's like curled eyelashes. hay!


my friend ayette was having major problems on how to get Wicked tickets. she with her husband and kids are spending christmas in LA and her kids were bugging her into watching wicked. she's stressed already with the boards plus her kids were also stressing her into watching the play. i immediately told her of just getting her tickets online and have it sent to her best friends house in LA. problem solved!

Nov 23, 2007

adult diapers

when my wowo got sick, my aunt in the states would send my wowo's medical supplies which included adult diapers. i remember balikbayan boxes from the states filled with diapers. when i had my clinical rotation at a geriatric unit, diapers were heaven sent! it really made our work so much easier. at least we just needed to make sure our patients are wearing their diapers and pray that they don't do anything other than peeing and we would have a worry free day. thank God for diapers!

boracay day 3

we didn't really do much on our third day in boracay. we had breakfast, we went shopping for pasalubong, went back to the hotel and then left the island at 1 in the afternoon.

check-out of the hotel was at 11am but they gave us late check-out until 1pm. our flight back to manila was at 4pm but we decided to just have our lunch at a restaurant near the airport. good thing we decided on doing so because we found a shop near the airport that was selling piyaya. not just you ordinary piyaya but a flavored one. pineapple, mango and strawberry. sarap!

for photos of our last day in boracay, click here.

mortgage life insurance

i was chatting with my cousin earlier and she mentioned that she recently bought a mortgage life insurance. it was the first time i heard of such so i had to ask her to tell me about it. she bought a condominium unit which is set to be completed in 2009. she is still paying for the said property and will pay for it for the next 15 years. the mortgage life insurance is to pay off her home mortgage if she was to die unexpectedly. i was at first shocked but later on realized she did the right thing. she says that just in case anything happens to her she would at least be assured no one gets burdened by her home mortgage. i never realized such insurances are already being offered. weird but it does make sense.

vacation home

my high school friend who works as a nurse in the US has recently bought a property. she didn't just buy a house, she bought a vacation home Orlando property. she has been working for 3 years now, all hard work! she has finally seen the fruits of her labor. she said that it's not really a good time to buy a property in the states but she still decided on buying one since she was given a really good deal. i wonder on when i could buy my own house?

mailing lists

i used to work in the field of marketing. we get a big bulk of our clients through our Mailing List. we send out mails once a month and we just need to wait about a week then we start receiving calls and queries already. it has been a very effective marketing tool for us and the response we get is really overwhelming. next to word of mouth, this is the next best thing. the cost is not that high but the return is really good. it saves us time too since we get to cover a lot of prospects in a very short time.


i miss marimar. hahaha! my sister who recently went back to the states sent an email to provide her with update as to what happened to marimar. sad to say, i have only watched one episode since you left. that episode was the where marimar and sergio got back together and then broke up again after a few minutes. bad trip! teehee.

Nov 22, 2007

i have 8 opps to do. i have not visited my friends blog. i have emails to reply too. i need to make a trip to the salon for a pedicure. i have to make sure my uniform still fits. i have pictures from my cousin to download and upload to multiply. i have so many things i want and need to do but at the same time im sooo tired already and i will need to call it a day. i will do my opps tomorrow ( i promise to finish them all because opps means money). i can't wait for the board exams to finish. i need my life back!

Nov 20, 2007


i can't believe the bank interest rates for savings account. super low. no wonder people starting to look for other investments that will yield a higher interest or earning.

a classmate of mine who opted for early retirement from their company to be able to concentrate with nursing school invested his retirement money into something different. i first actually thought she was joking when she told me that she bought some gold bullions. she got the idea from her chinese sister-in-law. honestly, i think it is a really cool investment. gold, many say is the best form of money and is one of the best ways to preserve one’s wealth and purchasing power. Gold bullion is a indeed unique investment. not only unique but come to think of it a really good one too.

second home

i have recently found a second home...starbucks.

i got so tired of studying at home. i get tempted to watch tv, sleep, or go online. since sunday, i have been going to starbucks ( walking distance from my house) and stay there and i actually get to study. i buy myself coffee and that would be good na for 6 to 7 hours. teehee. i have found my own quiet space at starbucks banawe already. i only have 9 more days after today till the boards (shocks, 9 na lang!).

Nov 18, 2007

do some early shopping for your christmas wardrobe!

my cousin just came back from a trip with lots of goodies for sale. visit the raketera's website. click here.
i only have one more weekend left before the board exams. im doomed. im dead.

it's panic mode time. craming time ( to be honest, i am more effective pag cramming!)

it's just so weird. back in august, it felt like i had a lot of time to study pa but now that's it's only TWO freaking weeks before the exam...i feel like, i want to just get sick and not take the exam. teehee.

credit card

i first had a credit card when i started working. it was tough. credit cards spelled temptation. especially during the first month that i had my first credit card, i went shopping. shopping for things i later realized i didn't even need. after getting my first bill though, i so wanted to cut my credit card in half. i later on learned to control myself and use my credit card wisely.
banks are now offering Credit Cards For College Students. my aunt who is at LA actually got one for my cousin who is studying in san francisco. since my cousin is leaving alone and is far from the family, my aunt got him the credit card for emergency purposes. you'll never know when you'll need one.

forever young S4E8

from grey's anatomy:
"There comes a point in your life when you're officially an adult. Suddenly, you're old enough to vote, drink, and engage in other adult activities. Suddenly, people expect you to be repsonsible, serious... a grown up. We get taller, we get older. But do we ever really grow up?
In some ways we grow up. We have families, we get married, divorced, but for the most part, we still have the same problems that we did when we were fifteen. No matter how much we grow taller, grow older, we are still forever stumbling, forever wondering, forever young."

Nov 16, 2007

i was tagged by jody

1) What’s the brand of your wristwatch? guess and esprit

2) What’s the brand of your bracelet? none.

3) What’s the brand of your cell phone? motorolla
4) What’s the brand of your computer? unbranded the PC, the laptop is asus

5) What’s the brand of your bags? RL,dorothy perkins, adidas, nine west, nike

6) What’s the brand of your undies? Triumph, Marks and Spencer and victoria's secret

7) What’s the brand of your flip-flops? Havaianas

8 ) What’s the brand of your shoes? hmmm...i don't have shoes. hahaha! i have a few unbranded one's i bought from st francis, a jelly shoes i bought online, a fromal shoes for gowns and my adidas rubber shoes. i wear flip-flops all the time. i don't splurge on shoes but i splurge on my havaianas. teehee.

9) What’s the brand of your wallet? Liz Clairborne, nine west, mango

10) What’s the brand of your shirts? A&F, bayo, kamiseta, F&H, gap, esprit, guess and mango

11) What’s the brand of your TV? samsung and sony

12) What’s the brand of your cars? mitsubishi and honda

13) What’s the brand of your mp3 player? i use an ipod shuffle.

14) What’s the brand of your make up? i have a lipstick from bodyshop, clinique and lancome but i hardly use it. face powder is ponds and clinique. blush is from a korean store. teehee.

15) What’s the brand of your shampoo and conditioner? i use different brands everyday! i use pantene, sunsilk, palmolive, head and shoulders, and garnier

16) What’s the brand of your jeans?guess, unbranded one's from greenhills, levi's, kamiseta.

17) What’s the brand of your laundry soap? sabi ng maid we use surf for the bar one's and ariel for the powder.

tag away if you need fillers!

checking account

i have had a checking account for some time now. i use it to pay my bills. from the phone bill, internet bill, cable and insurance. it's safer than having to pay in cash because even if i ask the messenger or the maid to pay for the bills, i don't need to worry that they get tempted of getting the money or that they get robbed. what's more convenient with the checking account is that it comes with a debit card so if i need cash i can withdraw from the ATM at anytime or i could use the debit card for online shopping. i love banking convenience.

Nov 15, 2007

vacation, please!

i know that i just got back from boracay but with all the stress i am currently experiencing i have been dreaming already of going to another vacation. this time though, i want to go out of the country. i have recently been visiting the website of Riviera Maya Resort. love it. love it. they have a natural park which are their most popular attraction. they also offer other activities such as snorkeling, underground rivers, and swimming with dolphins. It offers a laid-back atmosphere with bars, restaurants and nightlife. PLUS, it is a shopper's paradise where you will find an endless selection of art, jewelry, Mexican crafts, souvenirs, as well as designer clothing. i wish i win the lottery and for sure i will immediately head off to this resort.

Nov 14, 2007

was tagged by kc.

Instructions: Each player starts with 7 random habits/facts about themselves. People who are tagged need to write on their own blog about their seven things, as well as these rules. At the end of your blog, you need to choose 7 people to get tagged and list their names. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them that they have been tagged and to read your blog!

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.

7. i eat lanzones dipped in vinegar and fish sauce.

Tag: Alphabet Version...
A - Age: 28
B - Band Listening To Right Now: no band in particular.
C - Career: student and a registered nurse wannabe.
D - Drink or Smoke: i don't smoke, i drink sometimes.
E - Easiest Friends To Talk To: arlet
F - First Crush: hmm...secret. i honestly can't remember
G - Gummy Bears or Gummy Worms: worms. bears parang nilulunok lang.
H - Have a Boyfriend: nada
I - In love: nuninuninu
J- Junk Food You Like: cheetos!
K - Kids: nada
L - Longest Ride Ever: ilocos trip
M - Making love out of nothing at all: kanta ba ito?
N - Names For Your Future Kids: i really have not thought about this.
O - One Wish You Have Now: have the drive to study for the boards and pass it.
P - Phobias: dogs
Q - Favorite Quote: kung gusto may paraan, kung ayaw may dahilan.
R - Reasons To Smile: family, friends and just the thought of having to live a new day is a reason to smile already.
S - Sleeping Time: Depends...anytime after marimar.
T - Time You Woke Up: today? i first woke up at 4AM to say goodbye to my sister who left for the states and then i went back to sleep. i woke up again at 8AM.
U - Unknown Fact About You: i have always wanted to be a doctor
V - Vegetable You Hate: can we change this to vegetable you like? i eat a few lang like string beans, cabbage, lettuce and iba pa na green leafy. i am trying to eat though pero puro try pa lang.
W - Worst Habit: forgetful
X - X-rays You’ve Had: routine x-ray's for employment
Y - Yummy Foods: anything.
Z - Zodiac Sign: di ko alam.
i promise to blog hop tomorrow and to finish my paid opps. my mind is not working. i better get some sleep first with the hope of finishing my online tasks by tomorrow. i have allocated an hour of internet time for me from tomorrow till the 1st of december. goodnight for now....


december are filled with weddings. 2 friends are getting married by december. unfortunately, i won't be able to go to one of them since the wedding is in the states. lisa is on the last leg of planning her wedding. i heard that having a wedding in the states is really expensive that is why she is doing everything she could to save. she got wholesale flowers that her sister will arrange for the wedding day. she says it's much cheaper than getting a florist for the wedding. at least she could spend more on food and drinks.

Nov 13, 2007

wedding gift shopping

a relative from australia is set to get married before the end of the month here in manila. since they live abroad, they have requested their guests to get them Wedding Gifts online. i think this idea is really great! at least the guests knows already what they would really need and they wouldn't even have to worry of how they will be bringing their gifts back to manila. the website also donates to charity for every gift that is purchased from the website. so that is like hitting two birds with one stone. and since online shopping is therapy for me, i have been tasked by my mom to select their gift. woohoo.
bryan is love and fat.
the last time i saw bryan was 7 months ago. i saw him again last saturday and bryan is no longer a baby. aside from being a baby no more, he was so fat! teehee. super sarap kurutin. i kept on hugging him and then my uncle will tell me not to hug bryan bec he is "baho" and then bryan would say " ligo ako ha!". cutie. he is already studying and knows a chinese song.

dead tired

i have been busy since saturday. my sister is to go back to the states by thursday morning so we are trying to make the most of the days she is to spend here in manila. we went to the mall saturday morning and then met up with the cousins saturday evening for a night out. we first went to cena and then the idea of videoke came up so we went to music 21 in jupiter. after which, no one wanted to go home yet so we went to starbucks greenbelt. went home around 2am already but it was all fun!

group picture

sunday was spent at the mall again. i wanted to buy a new pair of havaianas but walang size. went to crocs (mary jane's) and was thinking of getting a pair but it felt so big naman. not meant to be.

i was planning to do some studying monday but a dinner was planned with family friends so i had to help with the preparations. we again went to the mall to buy some groceries. it rained during the dinner but super enjoy pa din since we have not seen them for a very long time. reunion talaga! some of the guests left early since the kids had school but a few stayed and chikahan till 3AM.

we already planned on going to 168 tuesday morning so even if we lack sleep, we woke up early since we wanted to go to 168 early. buti naman kasi konti pa lang tao when we got there and we got to enjoy 168. after 168 we (me and my two sisters) went to greenhills. after greenhills, parang di pa kami napagod we went to SM north edsa. my sister had to buy polvoron. i also finally had my ears pierced! i have an ear piercing na but i had another one added. super sakit ha! they told me it was not painful, but it was. super love my piercing, will take a pic soon.

tomorrow another dinner is scheduled at dampa. hopefully, i get to study in the morning till afternoon. i promise to lock myself in a room after my sister leaves. i need to study badly!

Nov 10, 2007

finally a bar!

my cousin had their house in tagaytay renovated. part of the renovation is having a bar. we love drinking sprees. well we have not done this lately but at any chance we get we always spend night outs drinking. we went to their house already and the bar is beautiful. he got a really good deal with the bar stools which compliments the whole look of the room. we are all planning to head to tagaytay on the first weekend of december. that is something to look forward too.
one of my goals since 2004 is to drive. 2008 is now nearing and i still have not practiced driving! i have a non-professional driver's license as i started driving when i was in college but i never really got interested in driving. i have tried countless of times but until now i still don't drive. i am close to giving up on this goal of mine but i know that sooner or later i need to drive. it sucks when i leave the house and a car is parked on the garage but i will have to take public transportation since i have not practiced driving for a very long time. i hate parking! i really love the idea of being the passenger. imagine not having to worry about drinking during night out since i am not a designated driver. my mom has been bugging me to practice but i have been so lazy.

i have not really given time on driving, maybe next year i will. or maybe not. maybe when they buy me a car. but that might not happen. maybe when i go to the states or canada to work. maybe. maybe. maybe.

i am a smorty

i have been doing blog advertising for a little over 6 months now and so far this is one of the jobs i have had that i love the most. having the chance to advertise on blogs has allowed me to learn more about the products and services that are available online and at the same time allowed me to earn extra income at the comforts of my home. with the blogging money i have earned, i get to do online shopping which i also love. and since i am currently not working, the money i earn from blogging i get to use for my everyday expenses. no more asking for allowance, woohoo. i hope to continue doing this for a long time. i have not only earned in terms of monetary but i have also met a lot of people online. i really enjoy reading their blogs. you get to learn a lot from them as well. the opportunities online are really endless. thanks, to smorty i don't only get paid to blog i also get paid to meet friends.

boracay day 2

i planned on waking up early to catch the boracay sunrise. of course in my 3 days of stay in boracay, i was not able to do so. teehee.
to be honest, i do not have anymore kwento's to share since most of the time spent in boracay was by the beach, eating, watching live streaming of pbb at the hotel room (hahaha!) and sleeping. funny that i brought a book to read but i was not able to read it. i finished reading the 2 magazines that my sister brought though (goodluck na lang sa akin!).

i saw this kid around 5 in the afternoon...super natawa talaga ako!

and a stay at boracay will not be complete without this...

more boracay day 2 pictures posted here.

honda cars

when the idea of buying a new car, my dad and sister immediately went to honda cars in search of the perfect car. the red corolla that my sister was using was to be sold and in replacement a new car was to be bought. of course my sister was super excited. who wouldn't be? they immediately got honda car quotes and then compared it to the price that other dealers and car manufacturers were giving them. for the honda city that my sister wanted and comparing it to models of almost the same kind with other manufacturer's the honda car price was the most reasonable that they got. this is the first time we got a honda for a car and so far so good. maybe we should sell the van and get a crv soon, too.

Nov 9, 2007

i hate washing dishes no more

one of the household chores aside from ironing clothes that i really don't fancy is washing dishes. i could do laundry, clean the house, wash the car but not washing dishes. no reason behind it really, i just don't like it. every time the househelp goes on a vacation, that is a major problem for me. who would wash my dishes? teehee. thank God though for Whirlpool Dishwashers. all i really need to do now is load it and im done. it also has its heated frying that allows you to put the dishes away as soon as the cycle is completed. bliss!

Nov 8, 2007

boracay day 1

boracay is love. i don't think i will ever get tired of going to boracay. our flight was at 6:30 am, meaning i was up as early as 4am and was at the airport before 6am. checking-in was a breeze. the plane is a 30 seater plane but on our way to bora, 10 passengers lang kmi. they told us we were to board at 6:15, and we did. flight was on time. they all had to seat us at the back of the plane, which was ok naman. the plane trip was good and fast. we were at caticlan by 7am and was at boracay island before 8 in the morning.

the boarding pass

kmi lang passenger

from caticlan to boracay island

we stayed at la carmella de boracay. even though check-in was at 2PM they already gave us our rooms (yehey!). hotel was ok. after we settled in our rooms, we immediately went around. we went to the house first of my sister's friend. tapos we headed over to jona's for our fruit shake fix and breakfast. yum-o! a boracay visit would never be complete talaga without jona's! we went to a store after to buy bottled water and then headed back to the hotel. my dad, mom and my ate peach were sleepy so they spent the afternoon sleeping. i went to the beach with my other sister to enjoy the sun. i didn't go to boracay to sleep!

mommy while waiting for our rooms
on my way to jona's
my cartunista goes to boracay
having fun under the sun

im burned baby burned!
somewhere in station one
we missed on having lunch that is why we had a really early dinner at 5pm and then went around again. went back to the hotel and went out for some drinks at juice at around 8pm till midnight. more day one boracay pictures here.
im back!

i super missed the internet and blogging. i could have used the free wifi in the hotel but i opted not too. we got back tuesday but i have been pretty busy with other things since coming back from the short but super sulit vacation in boracay. will be posting pictures and kwento soon.

but for now...after 2 years and a half ( i stopped for one semester). G-R-A-D-U-A-T-E na ako! woohoo. i actually finished in april but we missed on attending the ceremony. ok na din that we missed it because most of my friends only graduated october also. but since i only attended the ceremony today, ngayon ko lang na feel that i really graduated already.

Nov 3, 2007

off to boracay

see you guys on tuesday evening with lotsa kwento and lotsa pictures!

further studies

now that i have finished my nursing degree, i have been thinking if i should finish my masteral studies. one of the universities i found online offering graduate online degrees is capella university. they offer 104 graduate and undergraduate specialization so i have the option of finishing my masters in business administration or maybe take a masteral degree in public health. that could give me the option of teaching in the future. i really love the idea of having to just study online basically because of flexibility. i am to receive my university guide within the next two weeks. at least this would give me more options in the coming months and would hopefully help me decide on what i really want to do next.
to prepare for my trip, i went to lay-bare waxing salon in quezon city. i have had waxing before and most often than not i leave the salon not happy. mas happy pa ako with using veet. but since i read really good reviews for lay-bare, i tried it. they use cold wax and i really didn't find it painful. in the end i am happy with the service i got since the place is really clean and the girls are really nice and friendly. finally, i have found a waxing salon i really like.
been so busy the past few days. busy with review, trying to complete requirements for the boards, trying to make some opps for extra money, meeting up with relatives and friends. i honestly have not done much studying but i promise to make up when i get back from a short vacation. i really need the vacation and im super glad im having one.


my friend called me overseas last night as he was so scared. he got into a car accident as another car was over speeding. he has mentioned that in north carolina, knowing on who is legally responsible for the accident is really difficult. my friend is so lucky not only as he is not harmed from the accident but especially because he got the help of Raleigh accident lawyers. it will take time for him to get over the accident. it will take weeks before he gets his car again. but we are all glad he is okay and will get the help that he needs.

Nov 2, 2007

to curl or not to curl

i had my long delayed graduation picture taken last weekend. we should have had the picture taken last april but for some reason we missed it. i had my hair curled and i loved it. i still don't have proof's of the pictures but we (me and my friends) went to a studio near the school to have our group picture taken. the pictures are not clear though because i don't have my scanner here sa house. what i did was i took a picture of my picture. labo!

so, what do you guy's think? should i have it curled or stick with the straight hair?

a spooktacular event!

we had a halloween party last saturday (10.27.2007). it was super fun! unknown to family and friends, my ate came home from the US. she was suppose to go home for christmas but since she was not allowed to take her vacation come december, she decided to come home october instead. everyone came in costumes! it was a super successful party.

tetet and me
mica,tetet,and me

group pic one
group pic two

more pictures posted here.