Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Ako na! Ako na talaga ang bagong pasa ng Nursing Licensure Exam! HAHAHAHA!
July 2011 NLE: I CONQUERED YOU!
At dahil diyan, magkukwento ako. Madami-dami din akong gustong i-kwento kaso 'di nakikisama etong lecheng internet provider namin eh. Pero I'll try my best mag-copy-paste maya't maya para lang makapag-blog!
August 20, 2011. Saturday. Mga 9 in the morning.
Plano namin ni Marck na gumala this day. Gusto namin mag-food trip ng malupit, kaya sabi ko sa Mercato Centrale kami pumunta para dun na kami mag-lunch. Kakatapos ko lang maligo 'non at may nagtext sa akin at ang sabi ay may haka-hakang lalabas na daw umano ang results ng board exam namin anytime that day. Ina-upload na daw ang results kaya magdasal-dasal na daw. Pagkatapos kong mabasa yung text, sumama yung pakiramdam ko. Parang akong nasusuka na lalagnatin na nahihilo na ewan. Basta, major major sama ng pakiramdam ko. Gusto ko na sana i-cancel yung date namin kaso inisip ko mas lalo akong mababaliw kakahintay ng results. I decided na mag-go na kami sa Mercato. Unfortunately, hanggang 2pm lang doon, kaya deretso nalang kami sa Market Market since magkalapit lang iyon. Aabangan nalang namin yung Midnight Mercato around 10 ng gabi.
Nang makarating na kami ng Market Market, nag-lunch muna kami.Kinainan namin yung favorite kong palutuan doon named "Freska". Fresh lahat ng seafoods nila kaya laging binabalikan yun ng aking family. Naging instant fave namin sila. Kaya inaya ko si boyfriend doon kumain para sulit ang lunch!
|Liempo and Fresh hito for lunch!|
Gusto namin mapanood ang "Ang Babae sa Septic Tank" kaso wala na siya sa line-up ng movies sa sinehan ng Market Market. Sayang. Gusto pa naman namin mapanood yun. Kaya nagikot-ikot nalang kami sa loob ng mall pati sa Serendra. Nakita pa namin yung mga Korean students niya from there. Nakakatuwa sila, pare-parehas mga itsura. 'Tas nagpa-picture din kami kasama sila.
Pinabuksan ko kay Marck yung message. Biglang sumama ulit pakiramdam ko nung nahawakan ko yung phone eh. Ang sabi niya may result na daw, tulungan daw namin si Christine kasi mahirap buksan mga websites. Sabay takbo kami kay manong guard para magtanong kung saan may malapit na net cafe. Wala daw net cafe sa High Street, baka daw sa Market Market meron.
Para kaming nag-marathon para lang hanapin yung net cafe na iyon. Nagkandawala-wala pa kami, kung kani-kanino pa kami nagtanong. At sa wakas, nang marating na namin yung net cafe, bumalik na naman yung sakit na nararamdaman ko. Mas lalong 'di ako mapalagay kasi kaharap ko na yung PC eh. Ilang click-click lang at malalaman ko na yung katotohanan, kung ano ang nilaan ng Diyos para sa akin, kung ano ang magiging future ko. #TanginaThis
Hinayaan ko na si Marck mag-open ng site ng PRC. Nanghihina na talaga ako ng mga oras na iyon. 'Di ko na maexplain yung nararamdaman kong kaba noon. Hawak niya din yung phone ko, katext niya mga kaibigan namin para tulungan kaming mag-check ng results. Nakaupo lang ako sa harap ng PC, naghihintay ng kung ano mang balita dalhin sa akin ni Marck at ng PRC website nang...
In a matter of seconds, tears fell. Just like a running faucet.
Ang daming pumasok sa isip ko nang mga oras na iyon. Nanumbalik lahat ng memories na pinaka-iingatan ko sa utak ko, masaya man ito o hindi, lahat ng iyon ay binalikan ko sa mga saglit na iyon. Parang humiwalay ang kaluluwa sa katawan ko at saglit na nag-travel sa mundong minsan kong nilakad at muli kong binalikan. Nakita ko yung sarili ko na naka-uniporme na sobrang puti. Ingat na ingat akong huwag madumihan ito o madungisan man lang. Napaka-ayos ng buhok ko na parang naka-pomada pa ang dating ( like, WTF?! Pomada??) Ang sipag-sipag ko mag-aral. Tuwang-tuwa daw ako sa kakaaral ng nursing. Nakita ko mga kaklase ko, mga kaibigan ko, mga professor ko na humubog sa aking kamalayan at ang mga sumira ng pangarap ko, ang pamilya ko, at ang huli...si Lord.
Yun lang ang nasambit ko pagkatapos kong malaman ang magandang balita.
Thank you sa maraming bagay. Ang hirap isa-isahin dito pero alam niyo na yun. Ang sarap sa pakiramdam ng makapasa. Sa wakas, isang yugto sa buhay ko ang napag-tagumpayan ko. Kumabit na din ang dalawang letra na matagal ko nang inaasam na kumabit. Ako na ang pinakamasayang tao sa buong mundo ng mga oras na iyon. Nahuli man ang pagkabit ng "RN" sa pangalan ko, alam ko ito ang tamang oras na nilaan ng Diyos para sa akin. Ito ang oras ko. This is my time to shine :))
Thursday, August 18, 2011
At dahil may pumilit sa akin na gumawa daw ako ng entry tungkol sa kanya, oh! Eto! Salo! Hahaha!
Classmate ko siya sa pinaka-una kong university na pinasukan ko noon. Although one year lang ang pag-stay ko sa institusyon na iyon ay naging makabuluhan at napaka-meaningful dahil sa mga nakilala kong kaibigan at mga natutunan ko sa mga baliw na mga propesor doon.
Bagong bukas pa lang ang institusyon na yun sa Makati. Kasali ako sa "Pioneering batch". Naalala ko pa noon, first day ng klase ay may mascot sa harap ng building namin. May nagtanong sa akin kung ano daw ba mascot ng school namin. Ang sagot ko sa kanya, "Lobster". Eh sa mukhang lobster naman talaga eh hahaha! Tas' may nag-abot sa akin ng bookmark at pin, souvenir daw at "Welcome to CEU-Makatiiiii....". Hinding-hindi ko malilimutan yung itsura ng bading na nagbigay sa akin noon, with matching falsetto voice pa.
So ayun, hinanap ko yung room ko sa second floor. Room 205. Nung papasok na sana ako ng classroom ay may nakita akong familiar face. Batchmate ko siya nung High School, Grade School.. pati Nursery days namin :) Simula noon, nag-start na ang samahan namin ni Zappy.
|me and Kristin (aka Zappy)|
Madami din akong naka-close sa room namin. Ay, oo nga pala, AHSE 1E pala ang section namin. Proud to be one :)
"APIRDAY" kung tawagin namin ang mga session namin. Yung mga tipong inuman, inuman at inuman sila to the max. Ako naman etong hindi umiinom eh tinitimplahan ko nalang sarili ko ng orange juice para makasabay haha! Mahilig din kami manood ng movies tuwing dismissal. Kadalasan noon ay kulang ang allowance ko pang-nood ng sine kaya minsan ay nakakalibre ako ng nood dahil sa ambagan nila (minsan madami naman akong pera pero nagpapalibre pa din ako. HAHAHA!!).
Etong isang kaklase ko, hindi kami masyadong close noong First year, first sem namin. Second semester na nung naging mas close kami. Siya kasi yung kaguluhan ko sa buhay eh. Parehas kaming nagkukulitan sa classroom. Minsan kinokopyahan niya ako sa quizzes, minsan sa kanya ako kumokopya (pero mas madalas ako yung kinokopyahan niya. HAHAHA!) Sa kanya din ako umuutang 'pag walang-wala nang laman yung wallet ko. Siya yung nagtanong sa akin noon bakit ako bumabagsak sa Algebra quiz namin (EH ANG HIRAP NAMAN KASE!). Siya din yung ka-partner ko minsan 'pag mememorize ng parts ng neuron noong Psych subject namin. Katabi ko siya madalas sa van na si Sussy ni Lowi at madalas kumakanta kami ng "My humps" ng Black Eyed Peas habang bumabiyahe. Siya din yung hinahampas ko sa likod kapag inaasar niya ako. Siya din yung hearthrob (kuno) ng klase. Magaling din siyang mag-gitara. May banda sila ang pangalan eh "Black Rose" pero kahit kailan 'di ko narinig tumugtog sila ng live :(((. Binigyan niya din ako ng Crunch chocolate noon at talaga namang tuwang-tuwa ako. Binigay niya din sa akin yung ID niya bago ang pag-alis ko sa institusyon na yun para lumipat sa ibang unibersidad noong matapos ang second sem namin. At eto ang malupit sa lahat, feel kong kras ako nito noon eh. HAHAHAHAHA!!
Madalas pa din ang kulitan namin ngayon sa Facebook. Minsan kapag nagpupuyat ako sa tapat ng PC, siya lagi yung ka-chat ko. Baliktad kasi oras namin. Umaga dito, gabi sa kanila. Gabi dito, alam mo na. At recently, nalaman ko ang latest sa buhay niya. Nagdadrama ang lolo mo. HAHAHA! Huwag ko nalang daw i-bulgar dito kung bakit. HAHAHA!!
Karlo Florentino Bandong. Maraming salamat sa friendship! Lubos kong ikinagagalak na maging kaibigan mo forever and ever after. 'Pag nakapunta ako ng US, ito-tour mo ako ng libre ha? Siyempre yung Barbie ko, don't forget. 'Tas kapag naging kayo ni *toot*, 'wag ka nang bitter ha? HAHAHAHA!
"Best friends just won't leave your side"
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
From now on, I'll be posting my WISHFUL GIFTS in preparation for this coming Christmas season :)
Enubeee, walang pakelaman. Gusto ko maaga mag-prepare eh. Para kung sakaling reregaluhan mo ako, alam mo na. May idea ka na! 'Di ka na mahihirapang mag-isip pa! HAHAHAHA
Simple lang naman ang ipo-post kong gifts eh, tipong madaling makita kung saan-saan.
SURPRISE ME NALANG! =)
1. The Vagina Monologues by Eve Ensler
Title pa lang ng book, mind-boggling na sa akin. High school pa yata ako noon nung una ko 'tong narinig pero deadma lang ako, akala ko kasi porn-ish ito noon eh. Interesting book indeed :)
2. MAC Wonder Woman Collection - Lipstick in Russian Red
Need I say more? Red Lipstick ehhh!
3. Silence by Becca Fitzpatrick
Sa October 2011 pa release ng book na ito, tamang-tama panregalo for December, 'di ba?
4. Heartbeats by Lady Gaga
Still, wala pa din ako nito :(
*more to come!
Monday, August 15, 2011
Saturday, August 13, 2011
Do you still remember your first love?
Let me share the story of my First Love :)
This feeling started when I was still in my 5th grade, elementary days.
I am the nerdy, ugly-duckling student who believes in love at first sight.
I believe in fantasies, in magic, in love.
I don't even know how to primp myself. I don't even comb my hair. I don't even put makeup or powder
or put on colognes where girls my age usually does.
I'm just happy staying in my world... the solemn, blissful world of the library.
Sweet Valley High, Jane Austen's, Goosebumps, In the ear and out the other..some of my favorites.
Oh, even the encyclopedia too.
My mom decided to have me drive-and-fetch via a school bus since my yaya left us already.
My parents then were busy with their work so they won't be able to drive me to school.
And so, that is where I met him.
It was awkward at first.
Back then, I was a late bloomer.
I had an imaginary friend with me. No kidding. I'm dead serious.
Well, he caught me talking to my friend one day when we were alone at our school bus.
"Who are you talking with??!"
And that's when my friend left me. I'm normal now. Back to reality.
Yeah, that was pretty weird for me.
But, he talked to me..he dared.
He dared talked to one of the major class nerd in 5th grade.
He's the class president in one of the sections of our batch.
Good looking, smart, hardworking, heartthrob.
He got me... he got my heart.
In an instant, I felt something different and it's not normal.
I know the books are fictional but I'm feeling the thing those books would say.
I'm in love.
Of course, he didn't knew about it but he changed me.
I fixed myself 180 degrees.
I made myself pretty in his eyes. I even go along with the powder puff girls just to be 'in".
I guess I was a swan in the making.
Pretty but smart-ass.
And then one day, rumor has it that he's got a crush on me already.
Shocked. I really don't know how would I react.
Everyday we would go home together since we ride on the same bus.
But I never imagined that he'll feel the same thing for me.
Or was it a joke?
Maybe some kid knew I was so into him that he made false rumors. Bitch.
Quiet, I should be. Don't lose my senses.
I was seated near the window, eating my leftover sandwich during recess while waiting for others to hop in our school bus during dismissal until he came and sat beside me.
Panicked. I looked around the bus. It was pretty spacious for me. A lot of vacant seats are available, why here?
I gave my weirded out look to him. When I was about to say hi, he interrupted me by saying..
"Hello weirdo!". Geezer, he still remembered.
We became friends, close friends indeed.
He told me stories of him receiving awards during his art contest last season, how he managed to win the spelling quiz bee that I should be joining that too, how he lead his basketball team during our last Intramural that I should be joining the volleyball team to break every piece of my bone, how he got into Top 1 while I manage to be only in Top 7 of our class. He even tells stories about every members of his family that he told me it would be cool to meet them someday.
I felt the same way too.
We were close, so close that I could actually feel the same thing I feel for him.
Yet we had no guts to say how we feel for one another.
But I love him. Martyred enough to remain silent.
Some kids would fall for me, actually court me then. Because I was pretty now, not the dorky type before.
But I'm waiting for someone. I wanted him.
But it never came. We're just friends, forever.
High School came.
We matured. We met a lot of people. We liked a couple or so of them.
It wasn't much like of that before. We don't talk anymore, too scared with each other.
And I don't know why we became like that. So silent. Yet I still love him.
Until graduation day, we talked briefly.
"Hey weirdo! Graduation!"
"Yeah! Graduation finally!"
"You know what, I'm glad we've met. You're an awesome friend. I'll remember you always!"
"Yeah, me too. I'll miss those days. You're pretty awesome and annoying too!"
"I know ha ha! But you know what, if I could bring back the time when we're still close, I would. That was the best memories I had with you. I always look forward seeing you during dismissal. I always wanted to be with you then. I liked you..."
"You're awesome Jo, I know you'll be a great person someday! When you run for president of the country, don't count my vote on you! See you later! Bye!"
He ran away.
Many things have changed.
We don't talk anymore, even in Facebook.
He's pretty happy now where he is, with his girlfriend.
I'm very happy too that I found a new love with my boyfriend now.
Now I know this time, my love wouldn't be one-sided.
My boyfriend offered me something no man has ever given me...true love.
I'm very happy where I am now, I guess he must be happy for me too.
Oh by the way, first love DIES.
"Forgive me love, but I'm tired.I need to get away to feel again.Try to understand why, don't get so close to change my mind.Please wipe that look out of your eyes, it's bribing me to doubt myself."
First Love - Adele
Friday, August 12, 2011
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Ginaya ko lang post ni John :)
You appreciate art, beauty, and design; you know that they are not superficial but absolutely crucial to living the good life. You have good taste, and you're proud of it. Those with a high score on the "aesthetic" trait are often employed in literary or artistic professions, enjoy domestic activities — doing things around the house — and are enthusiastic about the arts, reading, and travel.You don't think it's pretentious to be moved by art and beauty. You're not one of those who believe it doesn't matter what something looks like as long as it does its job.Original
You are constantly coming up with new ideas. For you, the world as it exists is just a jumping-off place; what's going on inside your mind is often more interesting than what's going on outside.You don't feel that the road to success is to be a realist and stick to the program; you never stop yourself from coming up with new ideas or telling the world what you're thinking about.Passionate
You are in touch with your emotions, and sometimes you react before you think. The good news: you don't tamp down your feelings. The bad news: you sometimes say or do things that you later wish you could take back.You do not live your life on an even keel; you do not go for long periods without experiencing some mood swings.Assertive
You behave in a confident and forceful manner, take charge of the situation, raise your hand in class, stand up for what you think is right, and lead others. Among those who have a high score on the "assertive" trait, many have jobs in which they are valued for their organizational skills as well as their talent for supervising others.You are not interested in fading into the woodwork, leaving everything to fate, taking more time than necessary to accomplish a task, or avoiding confrontation.Innovative
You come up with a lot of ideas; if one doesn't work out, there's always another waiting in the wings. You often have interesting solutions to difficult problems. You're practically a one-person brainstorming session.You are less interested changing the world than in dealing with things as they are. Unlike those who spend all their time trying to solve problems, you prefer to zero in on things that work and stick with them.Accessible
You're comfortable expressing yourself in words and actions, with no self-censorship. You believe that if someone doesn't like what they see it's not your problem, but theirs. A high score on the "accessible" trait suggests that you have a lot of friends, socialize often, and enjoy rap/hip-hop music.You don't see the need to keep your thoughts to yourself, or to have a zone of privacy that encompasses only yourself and a small circle of friends and relatives.Tender
You are gentle with others, both physically and emotionally. You are careful not to upset people and go out of your way to find the nicest way to say something. You naturally focus on the fact that the world is full of wonderful people, places, and things. More often than not, people with a high score on the "tender" trait enjoy spending time with children, love romantic movies, and are enthusiastic about making the world a better place.You don't think of yourself as tough-minded or gruff, nor do you need to be seen as some kind of objective source of truth and rationality.Optimistic
You are a "glass half-full" kind of person, always on the lookout for the silver lining. Your happiness is contagious, which is why others like to be around you.You do not feel that the world is an intrinsically depressing place; you are not the kind of "realist" who thinks that only fools find joy in life.Creative
You are good at solving problems, coming up with original ideas, and seeing connections between things, connections that most other people miss. People with a high score on the "creative" trait often are employed in such fields as finance and scientific research, and enjoy avant garde and classical music as well as literary fiction and scholarly non-fiction.You do not shun abstractions and concepts in favor of the concrete and tangible.Intellectual
You are thoughtful, rational, and comfortable in the world of ideas. People find you interesting to talk to. You're the living embodiment of the saying "You learn something new every day." In general, those with a high score on the "intellectual" trait are employed in such fields as teaching and research, and are enthusiastic about reading, foreign films, and classical music.You do not avoid abstract conversation, experimenting with new ideas, or studying new things. It bores you to stick to the straight and narrow of what you already know.
Monday, August 8, 2011
Reposted from Rowena Ricalde note via Facebook.
Chris is my blockmate. When I saw this video, like most of us, I laughed. But, having all the free time in the world to make fan pages and post hate messages and tweets is another.
Chris does not deserve this. At all. When my brother asked me if he was an arrogant guy (as he was portrayed in the news bit), I told him not at all - and that is the most ironic thing about this. It was edited in such a way that it made Chris look like a douche. The news bit did not serve any purpose but to humiliate Chris. And this, I say, is irresponsible journalism.
In our block, he is our savior from terror professors. Everybody knows he studies all the material for our class. He is not the type of guy who raises his hand in class and interjects non-sense questions (law students, you know the type I'm talking about). Chris does not even raise his hand in class. He only recites if the professor calls his name. He is the type of guy who the professor calls if nobody can answer the question. He is the type of guy who can stand in recitation for four-hour lectures.
The news bit did not even mention why he has to go brave the floods. Chris is currently studying for the bar exams. To all law students and lawyers, you know the intense pressure that goes in this process. Moreover, Chris is a father. He was on his way to his daughter since his wife was stranded in the office.
Chris hails from Mindanao hence his unfamiliarity with the streets of Metro Manila. And he just learned how to drive when he was in law school.
Having said that, Chris even issued an apology for his tirade caught on video and for blaming everybody but himself in the mishap (welcome to the law profession, Chris, where our motto is cover your own ass).
I know ignoring the issue would do more good for Chris. I guess, this would be the last time I will mention this issue.
To Chris, after the bar exams - and we are all sure you're going to ace that - tell us if you need help. Let's draft laws to prevent this from ever happening again. Or let's sue who we can sue (let's check the prescription for libel on this one).
Does this note gave him justice? Nah. Christopher Lao will always be remembered as the guy who dared the flood and made his car an instant submarine. Kidding. He's a funny guy for me LOL.