written by a guy.

haha! lahat ata ng nadaanan kung blogs tungkol sa love and relationship ang mga bagong post ah. mukha atang inlab ang mga madlang people. kaya heto makiki-uso na din ako. mas madali itong sakyan kesa sa trip ni supergulaman at diane. ahaha!

eto namay nakuha ko lamang sa aking friendster bulletin. isang post na pinagpasapasahan na. ewan ko kung sinong original author nito. malamang isang lalaking kakagaling palang sa break-up at gustong ilabas ang kanyang sentimyento sa mga babae. haha! pero saludo ako sa kung sino mang gumawa nito kasi may punto nga xia. i myself am guilty. di ko alam na ganyan pala ang nasa loob nio. kaya heto ishi-share ko din dito sa mundo ng blogosphere. para madami pa kaming matauhan. haha.

heto na.

a girl need to realize

Ladies, We don't care if you're friends with other guys.

But when you're sitting next to us, and some random guy walks into the room and you jump up and tackle him, without even introducing us, yeah, it pisses us off.

It doesn't help if you sit there and talk to him for ten minutes without even acknowledging the fact that we're still there.

We don't care if a guy calls OR TEXTS you, but at 2 in the morning we do get a little concerned.

Nothing is that important at 2 a.m. that it can't wait till the morning.

Also, when we tell you you're pretty/ beautiful/ gorgeous/cute/ stunning, we freaking mean it.

Don't tell us we're wrong.

We'll stop trying to convince you.

The sexiest thing about a girl is confidence.

Yeah, you can quote me.

Don't be mad when we hold the door open.

Take Advantage of the mood im in.

Let us pay for you!

Don’t "feel bad".

We enjoy doing it.

It's expected.

Smile and say "thank you."

Kiss us when no one's watching.

If you kiss us when you know somebody's looking, we'll be more impressed.

You don't have to get dressed up for us.

If we're going out with you in the first place, you don't have to feel the need to wear the shortest skirt you have or put on every kind of makeup you own.

We like you for who you are and not what you are.

honestly, I think a girl looks more beautiful when she's just in her pj's. or my shirt and boxers, not all dolled up.

Don't take everything we say seriously.

Sarcasm is a beautiful thing. See the beauty in it.

Don't get angry easily.

Stop using magazines/media as your bible.

"Don't talk about how hot Chris Brown, Brad Pitt, or Jesse McCartney is in front of us".

It's boring, and we don't care. You have friends for that.

Whatever happened to the word "handsome"/"beautiful"?

I’d be utterly stunned by a girl who greeted me with "Hey handsome!" instead of "Hey baby/ stud/ cutie/ sexy" or whatever else you can think of.

on the other hand I’m not saying I wouldn't like it either.

Girls, I cannot stress this enough: if you aren't being treated right by a guy, dont wait for him to change. ditch his sorry ASS, he's a disgrace to the male population and find someone who will treat you with utter respect.

Someone who will honor your morals.

Someone who will make you smile when you're at your lowest.

Someone who will care for you even when you make mistakes.

Someone who will love you, no matter how bad you make them feel.

Someone who will stop what they're doing just to look you in the eyes....and say "i love you" ..

and actually mean it.

Give the nice guys a chance.

Every Guy who isn't a jerk will agree with this.

*Holding Hands

Girls :If you want to hold his hand, gently bump into it a couple of


Guys : Grab it if it happens more than once.


Girls : When you want to cuddle with him, tell him you're cold

Guys : Automatically move closer to her.


Girls : During a movie, if he puts his arm around you, tilt your head on his shoulder

Guys : Lift her chin up and kiss her.

*Loving each other

Guys : When she tells you she loves you, look deep into her eyes, give her a peck on the lips, and tell her you love her too... And mean it.

*Laying below the stars

Girls : When you're both laying under the stars, put your head on his chest and close your eyes as you listen to his steady heart beat.

Guys : Whisper in her ear and link your hands with hers.

-written by a guy.

ayan. may mga parts na mejo disagree ako pero ewan ko. ahahay.. mga pare, ano sa tingin nio?


im addicted to casting crowns!!

these past few days, my anxiety level turned from mild to moderate. waah!! i can't sleep and im just too bothered. bothered with the upcoming results of my board exam. okay, i already said that i'll be happy whether i'll pass or not but then again, i worked hard for this that's why i wanted to pass this exam badly. hahay! and my anxiety level is even higher today than during the day of the exam itself! whoa.. i can't explain what i feel, what i know is, i crave to pass.. i crave to be a nurse.

anyway, to keep my head cool, i started to listen to casting crowns again. actually before the exams i was having anxiety attacks, then my friend told me to listen to 'voice of truth' by casting crowns. and you know what, when i heard it during that crucial time in my life, i just can't help but cry. i was like an idiot, crying by myself in our room (review center). i dont care about other people staring at me, i was savoring every word of that song, every word that goes deep into my heart saying that i should not be afraid coz He is with me. grabe! ang awesome talaga ni Lord!

so now I decided to download Casting Crowns. haha.. their songs remind me to believe. believe in Him that everything will fall to its right place. and im getting addicted to their music. although all their songs are christian, they put on a li'l rock feel on it so that it would blend to the new generation. oo nga naman, i myself is guilty for not liking religious songs na makaluma. haha. but their songs are just addicting. and i thank casting crowns coz it really does lessen my anxiety.

okay, to give you some background of casting crowns, here's what i got from wikipedia.

Casting Crowns is a Grammy Award and Dove Award winning Christian band that employs a soft rock music style. The band was created in 1999 by youth pastor Mark Hall at First Baptist Church in Downtown Daytona Beach, Florida as part of a youth group. He also serves as a lead vocalist. Later they moved to McDonough, Georgia and more members joined creating the band now known as Casting Crowns.

Casting Crowns has enjoyed tremendous success in the United States. They have released nine singles to date with seven of them becoming consecutive number one hits on various Christian music charts. "Voice of Truth" spent a record-breaking fourteen consecutive weeks at #1 beginning in 2003. "Lifesong" spent nine weeks in the top spot, with "Praise You in This Storm" remaining at #1 for seven weeks. Casting Crowns broke their own record in 2007 when the single "East to West" from The Altar and the Door hit sixteen consecutive weeks at #1. The song ended up enjoying the top spot for a total of nineteen weeks, now their most successful single to date.

their albums were Casting Crowns(self-titled), Lifesong, The Altar and the Door, and Peace on Earth. i have a copy of the first three and put it on my imeem. the 4th one tho is their christmas album in 2008.

listening to their music makes me at peace. i dunno. maybe i just feel His message on them. haiz.

try nio din.. here's the link: Casting Crowns, Lifesong, The Altar and the Door.

inkdrop: i also want to say thank you sa lahat ng blogs na natambayan ko. tho i wasn't able to read ALL your posts but reading through your blogs also lessens my anxiety. salamat po. (wow! ang senti ko ata! haha! but i mean it!:D)



wala lang!

matapos akong mag blog-hopping at dumaan daan sa mga blogs ng kung sinu-sino (dahil ako'y bago lamang sa inyong tinatawag na blogosphere at wala naman akong kakilala dito), napag isip-isip ko, bakit nga ba ako ingles nang ingles? haha! lahat ata nang dinaanan ko at tinambayan ay puro panay filipino ang blog. kunsabagay, di naman talaga ako sanay mag-filipino. nakakatawa nga e. purong pinoy ako at kahit kailan di pa naman ako umalis ng pinas pero bakit mas sanay at kumportable ako sa wikang ingles? di kagaya nung mga nadaanan ko na kahit nakatira sila sa ibang bansa ay naroon parin ang wikang filipino. nakaka-awa naman ako.

ah! alam ko na! marahil kasi nakatira ako sa probinsya. sa naga.. na may sariling ring dialekto. lumaki ako sa lugar kung saan lahat ng tao ay naka-bikol. malimit akong nakakakita ng mga nagueno na nagsasalita ng tagalog. kahit may subject na filipino sa mga paaralan na pinasukan ko, hindi pa rin yun sapat para mahubog ang wika sa akin.. kasi naman noong mga unang taon ko sa elementarya, may english policy kami. dapat kahit kakausapin mo ang klasmeyt mo ay mag-ingles ka, kung hindi magbabayad ka na isang piso. yan tuloy mas nasanay ako mag-ingles. kaya nung lumipat ako sa pampublikong paaralan nang grade 4 ako, hindi ko alam ang apostle's creed, our father at hail mary sa tagalog, kahit nga sa bikol e. hahaha. kapag mag rorosaryo na kami sa klase, nag li-lip-sync na lang ako para hindi mahalata nang titser namin. nakakahiya kaya yun. grade 4 na, hindi marunong magdasal. ahahay. ewan ko ba. naiintindihan ko naman ang filipino, hindi lang talaga ako sanay gamitin ito. nung hayskul nga, filipino ang pinakababa kung marka. ironic di ba? yun na nga ang pinaka simpleng subject pero mababa pa din ang nakuha ko.

sabi daw ni pareng pepe, ang hindi magmahal sa sariling wika ay malansa pa sa isda. pero hindi niya nakita na ang pilipinas ay may iba't ibang dialekto sa bawat probinsya kaya talaga hindi naman lahat ng pinoy ay sanay mag filipino. dito lang nga sa probinsya ng bicol, hindi lamang bikol ang dialekto, meron ding rinconada, albaynon at iba pa. hindi ako magtataka kung may mga pinoy na hindi marunong umintindi ng ating sariling wika. di kagaya sa US na english lang talaga ang salita, o sa Japan na niponggo lamang ang gamit. dapat kasi hindi lang ingles ang prinopromote sa mga paaralan.. dapat kung may english-speaking zone, meron ding filipino-speaking zone.. (haha, di ko alam kung pano ang filipino-speaking zone sa tagalog..) para mas malinang ang paggamit ng wikang filipino lalo na sa probinsya. sa manila at sa ibang lugar ay walang problema dahil yun naman talaga ang gamit nila. pero para sa akin at sa iba pang hindi sanay, nabawasan ba ang pagkapinoy namin dahil hindi namin gamay ang wika natin?

sa palagay ko kahit ingles ako nang ingles hanggat nananatili ang pagkapinoy ko sa aking puso hindi kaso yun. hay, buhay!


learning feedback diary..

since were down on memory lane.. here's something..

while i was fixing my things, i found this small notebook.. my learning feedback diary for our RLE way back in 2nd year. here we have to write about our exposures - clinical and community.

my first ever exposure as a student nurse was in the community. we were assigned at brgy. sua, camaligan, camarines sur.

Barangay Sua, Sitio Tampac is just beside Barangay Dugcal. Its a 10-15mins ride from Naga. here's my account for my first ever RLE exposure..

September 22, 2005
Bgy. Sua, Camaligan, Cam. Sur


Arriving at the entrance of Bgy. Sua, Camaligan, you could really distinguish their primary source of income, that is, agriculture and farming, through the vast rice fields surrounding their place. At some point you could notice what was left from the wrath of typhoon Labuyo. As what Bgy. Capt. Sta. Ana said, "our harvest was ruined so we must replant again," thus affecting their income.
As we went on to our exposure, we have noticed some garbage not properly disposed which can harbor the growth of infectious microorganisms. Further, in our home visit, we advised the residents to maintain the cleanliness of their environment to prevent illness and diseases.
The home visits were generally heart-whelming. The families had welcomed us into their homes. They were even glad to see us and asked us to take their BPs. At first I was shy to reach to them because I am afraid that they might reject us but then even though we were complete strangers they were so enthusiastic to open their lives to us. With that, my shyness was replaced with excitement. Their stories were almost the same. Hearing how unfortunate they had become at som etime, made me realized how lucky I am. They made me appreciate what i have now and that I must take good care of them. Mrs. Susan stressed the importance of education and asked us to give priorities on them. She also pointed out how their being undergraduates affected thier lives. Healthwise, it became a hindrance for them to fully develop their health and nutrition.
I was indeed glad with the active participation of the residents of Sua. The bystanders asked us to take their BPs and even the group of residents who were having their meeting. At some point, I was disappointed to see an old man sleeping on the barangay hall with the coldness of the floor and dirty surroundings when he should be at home and being taken good care by his family. I suggest that the Barangay Health Center should also conduct programs for the elderly to ensure that their needs are also given proper attention. They must also conduct programs for proper sanitation and give importance to hygiene.
Generally, our exposure was successful. Somehow the concepts of communtiy health nursing was fulfilled. We had reached out to them and hopefully there will be more encounter with them in the next sessions.

Jhosel Mendrique

for my entire nursing school life, Sua has been very close to my heart. it has been one of my unforgettable experience because we were assigned in that area for more than twice.. (one assignment is 3days for 2wks) that's why we've been close to the residents of Sua. im also glad that in our succeeding exposure in that area, we were able to conduct MMDST (a developmental screening test) for the children and series of seminars for health promotion.
now, while waiting for the board exam results, i suddenly miss the adrenaline rush. i miss being in the community. i miss being in the hospital. i miss being a nurse. i do pray, that i would be, in no time..


blue oath..

im browsing my old documents and found this. its an oath that i made for our EPP class.. an oath that everyone [EPP class] signed for our dearest trainers, doris and john.

i miss these two bubbly trainers and the whole experience. here's the oath..

We, Class 21 B2, do hereby pledge to imbibe all our learning from our English Proficiency class in our daily life.
We solemnly promise that we will never say “May I go to the CR?” whenever we want to go to the bathroom nor will say ‘ref’ when referring to fridge. We will remember the formula to success: DOES + Base form and be very cautious to the Killer S. We also swear not to be milquetoast; however, we will never be overweening and tetchy.
We will not be confused that HE is HIS brother, SHE is HER sister and I am MY self. We’ll be comfortable in using appropriate pronunciation and ensure the continuity of our speech progress. We will be very careful in enunciating the –Ds and –Eds when something had happened in the past.
We might come back to what we used to know about English SOMETIMES but we will ALWAYS practice so that we will NEVER forget what we had learned. Soon we will realize that WE HAVE BEEN better than before.
Whenever we will be on the bus or in a car, passing through cities and suburbs, driving onto bridges and arriving in our destination safely, we will remember the trips that we had from the Bronx to the Central Park and back again. Wherever we are – at work, in the hospital, or on a farm, we will not be shy to speak in English.
We will give our best in our work the same way as how we wanted to be served.
If we have a chance to go to the United States, we will remember not just the commandments of our religion but also the 10 commandments of the American Culture. We will never forget that Sears Tower is the tallest building in the United States; Kofi Anan is the seventh Secretary-General of United Nations and L.A. Lakers is the basketball team of Los Angeles with Shaquille O’neal as one of its best players.
During interviews or even during discussions, we will always use CIDS to organize our thoughts.
We also promise to study more and continue learning because we know we still have a lot of grammar to learn. We want to learn some American slangs and vocabulary. We will equip our self with a lot of knowledge. We will work our buns off to achieve all these because we know that it is easier said than done. We believe that if we are going to put all these in heart, we will definitely be successful.
We pledge to follow what Anne had taught us, that is, to be bold and see a new accent as an adventure. We will never say Bob..is..on..the..phone.. but we will say Bä bizän the foun.
Lastly, we will never forget Doris and John who had been our inspiration to continually grow and learn. We will always be grateful to these mean but LOVELY, SEXY, GREAT AND BEST English teachers we ever had. So help us God.

--im trying my best to keep my oath..haha!


a must see!!

i've always wanted to draw and paint. however, i wasnt given the talent to do so. and so i admire those who can make creative and extraordinary stuff out of there hands. here's the best artwork that ive ever seen.. truly jaw-dropping and amazing..


Julian Beever is an English, Belgium-based chalk-artist who has been creating chalk drawings on pavement surfaces since the mid-1990s. His works are created using a projection called anamorphosis and create the illusion of three dimensions when viewed from the correct angle.[1]

Here are some of his best work...
batman and robin to the rescue.

oh no! dont jump!

help! please have some mercy!

lets look for some gold

see.. theres more..

and more!

and lots and lots of it!

inverted world.

poor homeless man..

ready to plunge.

spiderman! help!

oh no! crocodile!
for comparison here's babyfood shot in the right angle..

and this taken at the wrong angle..

and my fave..
baby feeding the fish..
see more on http://users.skynet.be/J.Beever/pave.htm..

i super love all his work! i wish i could be that good! nah! just dreaming.. haha..

[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julian_Beeverhttp://users.skynet.be/J.Beever/pave.htm


project 22: its pay back time!

EDIT. 1/20/2010
wasnt able to make a new one. pwede rehash? dagdagan nalang natin isa. here's project 22 plus 1! lol. :P

original post.

wohoo! its a happy new year for me! again, another year has been added to my age.. and so i believe its just time to give thanks to all the blessings that i had received especially to the people who inspired me to be what i am now.. last year i posted my thanks in fs.. this time i want to do something different.. i was thinking of ways on how to go about this until i came up with what i called project 22.. the idea came from bianca. she posted the people of her year as tribute to those who made an impact in her life in the year 2008. i adopted the thought and made it 22 instead of just 10 to signify the 22 years of my life..


i just turned 22. and for the past 22 years there are a lot of people that i met. some just said hello and left. others stayed. but all made an impact in my life. and to pay tribute to these important people, here's the 22 people who inspired and defined the 22 years of my existence..

so lets get on the list one by one...

the mendrique clan.

im so proud i belong to this one happy family. i could say that there's no dull moment when your with the mendriques.. there's always laughter, food and good bonding. they also taught me a lot of lessons i wont forget. throughout my life, they are always there for me.. believing in my abilities and supporting me in every endeavor that i face. i so love this family. if ill be given a chance to be reborn, i still choose to be a mendrique. i think the major turning point in this family was the death of lola ba, our dearest great grandmother, but because of love and support from each other, we had surpassed it. and still getting bubblier each day.

the olasos.

same as the mendriques i so love this loud, big and happy olaso family. tho we see each other not as often as the mendriques but the closeness and love is there. i remember someone said that they adore nanay carmen because she has reared nine children by herself and kept her children bonded even until now. each year the family seems to get bigger and bigger but happier and happier. i always look forward to december 26. the day that we would get together and celebrate the holidays together. the day that i wont forget with the olasos was during my graduation celebration. being the first grandchild who graduated from college, they prepared a big celebration for me. what makes it special is that uncle bano who haven't been home for ages came to celebrate with us. it was a day of reconciliation (he once had a misunderstanding with one of my aunts) and reunion.

maria acela katrina a. padua.

ate ace is one amazing lady, i should say. her idealism and advocacy to create change radiates in her and has moved many people including me. i met her when i was in first year college. she was running for IVP in CSG back then and she handled the Volunteers, Inc, where i was a member. apparently, she won. she assigned me and hendry to handle the vinx. from then on, i became head of different committees in school programs. she had kindled the fire of leadership in me. until our senior years, she became the president of CSG and i was the secretary. i admire her leadership a lot. she's not like other leaders who empower themselves because she empowers others and brings out the leader in you. im so glad that i met this woman and i so love her for many reasons. she has moved me and she is continually moving others.

vandalism rulz - bhing, zyra, ruth, zarah and kakkie (cant find her pic).

these are my sisters and friends forever. i am so lucky to have them as friends. they are great people that i'll forever love. we have this friendship bond that surpass distance and time. i met them in grade school (except for bhing who has been my friend since i was a toddler) and since then we became closer and closer. telling secrets that only us knows. this friendship has been through a lot in those nine years. i remember everytime we quarrel back in our younger years, we would say that we will not be friends anymore and would hate each other but at the end of the day we will reconcile and be stronger than ever. i miss those highschool days when would just hangout, wait for our crushes, tell stories and just have fun. haha. but i am so happy that even today, tho we dont see each other that often, our friendship is still so strong.. and i believe it would last until forever.

mr. randy iniego.

dadiyo. although not my biological father, he has been a very good father to us in csg. i met him when i was in first year. i was able to work with him in vinx, earthwatch and csg. he's one administrator who you can joke with and talk about anything. he preferably wants to be called adviser than a moderator because he believes that he is just there to support and give advice and not control the organization. i admire this man because he's pro-student and he really stands for his beliefs even though against other admins. i'm so grateful to this man for he has given me opportunities to grow and learn.


the shield experience has been so great. they made nursing superfun! haha. there we saw nursing in a different prospective, making complicated things so simple and made us understand concepts that is true in all aspects of nursing. it was an amazing learning journey. we had the best reviewers from the leading nursing schools in the philippines. we made new friends (and new prospect, haha!). was reunited with old friends (i saw shirley, my grade school friend, after 14 years!) and was molded to be ready for the boards. tho the results aren't out yet, i am so grateful that i chose shield. because the review was really tough, they bombarded us with previous board exam questions plus super difficult pre-board exam making us used to answer tough questions so that we would be ready in answering the most difficult questions in the actual board.


i wont forget the blue room. apart from its my favorite color, haha, the blue room experience was fun.. since i was a kid, my fave subject is english so i am really into epp. and im so happy to be in this class. i met new friends and was able to get to know two wacky-but-super-good trainers, doris and john. they made me understand the language better, get a good grip on it and embrace it as a language. tho of course i also love filipino a lot but being good in english would give you a stepping stone to success. the 25 days that i spend in epp was all well spent. everyday is a fun learning. plus we got to know the american culture more. it built our confidence in using the language. thanks to these two amazing doris and john.


debate has been very close to my heart ever since high school. i dunno. maybe because i love to talk and talk so better talk with sense, ayt? debate. haha. it was kuya jaime, kuya tope and ate abegail who brought out the passion of debate in me way back hs days and it was nurtured more in usi-debsoc. apart from you'll be more politically and socially aware, you'll get to build your confidence, get to know a lot of people and go to places for tourneys. the ndc is such a memorable debating experience for me. getting to compete with debaters from all over the phil was such a super wonderful moment. and debsoc is not just an organization but rather a family. we all became closer during trainings.. getting to know others and learning from each of us.

triboo jupz.

my hs class. we were together during our entire highschool life. they made hs fun and memorable. today, we dont see each other often, tho we still have communications with each other. could be because we're all busy in our own lives now.. career, love and family. i so love to see these people again. especially the triboolets.. haha, i haven't met any one of them yet. but tho there's distance, these people would always remain special in my heart, we've spent 4 years together eh.

nonoys-kuya peter, kuya rex, kuya pat, kuya jessie and kuya allan.

we met each other in seru, first-aid group, in hs. they were our trainers. they were already seniors while we were in third year. every afternoon, we would hang out together and just have fun. they were like our big brothers. and maybe because i dont have a brother, they became so special for me. we (vandals) used to exchange names with them.. i was peter, zarah was patrick, ruth was rex, zyra was allan and arlene was jessie.. haha.. i super miss these guys tho. after hs i dont see them that much except for kuya jessie and kuya pat who was in usi too. but im so grateful to have them as friends coz they made me feel what it is like to have a brother.

mrs. janet dela cruz and mr. rhandy salvani.

these two c.i.s are the one whom i so looked up to. mam jet was our adviser when we were in 2nd year and sir rhandy is one of the great c.i.s that we have. mamcy jet was more than a c.i., she was also our 'mother'. i adore her idealisms and her love for the students. she does not only taught us classroom lessons but she also taught us lessons in life that we won't forget. at first i was afraid with sir rhandy because he seem so strict but when he handled us i saw how concerned he was to his students. he just wants us to be the best nurses in town. i admire how they handle the students and so i'll forever salute these two.

jaemmist-(jhosel), angie, emcie, maie, marian, ise, sam and tet.

my college buddies. when i first came to usi, i dont know anyone. except for june and aileen whose in another class. these girls has been my friends and became so dear to me. it started first with ise and I, till it became jits, then jemmist until finally jaemmist. my college years has been great because of these laidies and i am hoping that our friendship will last til forever. they have always been there for me and so i am also ready to be with them if they'll need me. they're crazy like me so maybe thats why we easily became comfortable with each other.. haha.

ella chen.

haha. okay. its actually sam who loves her so much but when i learned about her i got to admire her as well. when i first saw her in hanakimi, i thought she was kinda OA but through sam i was able to see that she's one-of-a-kind artist. she's a member of a girl group in taiwan called S.H.E.. what made me love her was that she's different from our local artists.. she's more like angelina jolie who loves charity. i also admire how she treats her fans. she's so considerate and caring. plus, who's famous artist would ride a bus and walk around the city just like a commoner. she's so simple and humble and i just cant help but adore her.


my grade school classmates. it was an awesome elementary days. just so happy and innocent. we would play football after class.. it such a happy memory! i am so looking forward in our class reunion on 2010. i cant wait to see them! perhaps, i won't be who i am if it weren't for them coz it was with them that i first experienced family in a class.


speaking of class, here's my class in college, from 2f we became 2g..3g then 4f. most of them were my classmates in 1c so when we were alphabetized and resectioned i was glad that they were still my classmates. i should say that our class is strong, it has been tested over time. tho we were branded as the worst section, had issues with some c.i.s, had internal conflicts, we were able to surpass it. i love this class. i wish that everyone of us will be successful RNs.

dr. stephen jo bonilla.

doc boni. the owner of shield. i adore this man. he is a brilliant doctor and a good Christian. he works at St. Luke's and professor in trinity of asia. i love how he lectures and explains concepts.. he is like a walking MS book just like doc digo. haha. what made me admire him much is his faith in Him radiates to all the reviewees (i dunno, but it does to me!). tho he is not a Catholic, i believe, but a Christian. and oh, he plays drums and guitar.. haha..


formerly known as vinx, this is were i started. then we renamed it to bayani. i love the bayanis.. esp those we trained in the lts. i admire their eagerness and passion because i was like them too when i started to be a leader. just the thought that they want to help make usi a better university already puts a smile on me because we know that in the future usi will have great student leaders. i salute them because without them all the csg activities wouldn't be a success.

lts caravan team.

this is one great legacy of ate ace. the lts team goes to different schools all around bicol giving free leadership training seminars. its a great experience to help mold leaders who would then help change the community. im super proud to be in this team because its so fulfilling and even this way we could help create change in our society.

nicolo cabrera and leloy claudio.

these two are the best debaters in the whole phil. i admire nicolel a lot! super! nico, even though he has achieved a lot is so down-to-earth. i wont ever forget when he introduced himself to me and offered his hand for a handshake.. its such an honor! and leloy. apart from his so handsome..haha. he is a gentleman. as what ate ace shared. haha. these two has inspired me in debating. they had competed and won not just in phil debate but also in the worlds. plus who wouldn't admire a magna cum laude and a valedictorian in UP and Ateneo de Manila at that..


i so love csg ever since kuya archie's time. because its them who molded me as a leader. when i finally, after 3 tries, became an officer, csg has been my second family. it is so fulfilling to be of service and at the same time work with great people. ate ace, jek, treiz, kwai, kuya bryan, jepoi, shoti, miko, ate emms, jesh, paji, kuya tags, pot, sherwin, weto, acy, dwayne, mona and cliff are the best in whole usi. i have learned a lot in csg. also it was fun working with them. plus its a different feeling when you were able to help your school during your stay. the best thing about csg is that you'll not only develop yourself but you'll also develop others.

kuya jim, kuya toni, jay.

these three has been my college brothers.. kuya jim and kuya toni as big bros and jay as a brother-in-law..(for one of my college sis).. haha.. i love these guys because they were always there for me. i met kuya jim in hs but we became closer during college. i always wanted to have a kuya thats why i love him that much. plus i adore all his songs. and i tell you he's so good in singing and writing songs. jay was more of a buddy. we were classmates since first year.. he was the pres and i was the vp in class so we were like a team. he is a good friend and a good punching bag. haha. i adore his poems that he used to write. i became close with kuya toni when we were in third year. he's one of mamjet's angels too.. hehe. i adore his idealisms. and his love for toot. haha, joke. he always have these talks which are like words-of-wisdom for me.

my family.

of course my own family. they inspire me to always give my best shot. everything that i do is for them. i love them so much and nothing in this world would ever replace them.


bmc med-annex-cd family.

toxic? bohoo! if you wanna be trained, go to med-annex and cd. haha. *wink* its fun to work with good nurses. thank u so much for giving me a family within work.

i am so grateful to have these wonderful people in my life. and i am also grateful to HIM for giving these wonderful people and wonderful years.


obama fever..

i wasn't able to wake up early nor had breakfast with the local news. poor me again. still undisciplined.

Not just in my ability to bring about real change in Washington...
-barack obama

there are a lot of hollywood movies that i watched before wherein the actor that acts as president of the United States is black. i never thought that it would happen in real life.

when i first heard of obama's candidacy i got interested because this is the first in America's history that a black american would rule. and now that history started to enfold before my eyes im so amazed with this man. he must have got a lot of personality and guts to influence many americans, black and white alike. watching this progress in US makes me think that nothing is really impossible. i remember when we discussed the american culture in EPP, our trainer shared how blacks are discriminated before. they were treated as slaves and they were deprived of many rights. the obama phenomenon is such an inspiration not just to americans but also to everyone of us.
here's an excerpt in his "A More Perfect Union" speech..

"I am the son of a black man from Kenya and a white woman from Kansas. I was raised with the help of a white grandfather who survived a Depression to serve in Patton's Army during World War II and a white grandmother who worked on a bomber assembly line at Fort Leavenworth while he was overseas. I've gone to some of the best schools in America and lived in one of the world's poorest nations. I am married to a black American who carries within her the blood of slaves and slaveowners - an inheritance we pass on to our two precious daughters. I have brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, uncles and cousins, of every race and every hue, scattered across three continents, and for as long as I live, I will never forget that in no other country on Earth is my story even possible.
It's a story that hasn't made me the most conventional candidate. But it is a story that has seared into my genetic makeup the idea that this nation is more than the sum of its parts - that out of many, we are truly one."(1)
okay. heres one of my favorite quote that he said.."Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek." (2)

still there are lot of obama things that is so inspiring and touching.
i hope we filipinos would also be moved to believe in ourselves, start the change within us and be a more perfect union. let's not wait for our "obama". let us all be obamas.

(1) Remarks of Senator Barack Obama, "A More Perfect Union", Constitution Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/03/18/obama-race-speech-read-th_n_92077.html.
(2) http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/b/barack_obama.html.


over chicken and salt cod..

after the boards, i usually wake up at 10am.. i dunno, i became more of a night person. i sleep late and wake up late. poor me. i wish that the results will be out soon so that i can be productive again. haha..

i woke up today at 5am with our neighbor's voice singing an OPM Imelda Papin song. okay, we live in an apartment that's why we can hear our neighbor whenever there's complete silence. and this was my first time to hear them singing some medley. i decided to ignore the noise (im not being rude, but if you can only hear it, its really so loud and annoying, haha!) and i wasn't able to get back to sleep again. i remained lying in bed, turning from side to side, pulling pillows and scramming my bed sheet. i went out of bed at around 7.30 and had my breakfast. this was my first real breakfast after the boards.. since i usually get up at 10, i used to sip some coffee and wait for lunch..

my mom prepared some roasted chicken and salt cod (since my sisters have to go to class, they need to eat much). it was an odd combination though. haha. of course i had some coffee.. i guess i can't start my day without coffee.. over breakfast i listened to the local news. the familiar voice was talking about some traffic issues in Naga City.

it was like this ever since before. the issue was on jeepney drivers not following the traffic rules, parking and getting on the way of private establishments, and drivers being rude and urinating wherever they want. when i was a city youth official way back 2004, my co-councilor had already passed a resolution regarding that issue. all the ordinances and memos were passed and approved but the implementation is too lame. after 5 years, its still the same.

i continued my breakfast as i was listening to the radio show. some drivers called the station and defended themselves, pointed that it was always "them" that is criticized and scolded, that all they want is to earn for there poor families. then here comes other listeners voicing out their opinions suggesting to put up urinals in some areas like what the MMDA put up in Metro Manila. on which not everybody knows that we already have those here in naga. it was a fiasco, pointing fingers to one another, nobody wants to be blamed.

the case is always like this. not just in naga. even anywhere in the philippines. i think the main root why we have these kinds of problems and we never get out of poverty is because we lack discipline. life is simple. we just have to follow rules. but why cant we follow even just a simple regulation like no littering. i dont know, either. all i know is we should put some effort in following the law. there's this charter change that many believed to be the solution of our country's problem. but i think the idea is too lame. i believe there's no problem with the law or of the constitution. i think the problem is in the implementation. again boiling down to discipline.

but in order to discipline a country, we should first discipline ourselves. like the used cliche, change starts from within. we should first learn to be a good follower in our homes, workplace or neighborhood. as what our reviewer once told us, the success of a country depends how much we, as individuals, want to be successful.

oh well, that's purely my thought while listening to that radio show. i realized that its good to have breakfast. next time, ill be disciplined to wake up early. maybe we'll have chicken and salt cod again tomorrow..