19 October 2011

Twenty-Day Writing Challenge: Day 19

Day 19: Hand write a few words that sum you up.

Yeah, BABY!
Well, I had been studying really hard during the past week, right?

YAY! Now I'm back on track! Tomorrow is the last day for the challenge. Hmm. So who am I going to write a letter to? :)

Until tomorrow, see you!

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Twenty-Day Writing Challenge: Day 18

Day 18: Hand write the first ten words that come to mind.

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Twenty-Day Writing Challenge: Day 17

Day 17 (again, supposedly posted on the 17th): Hand write whatever you want, using something other than paper.

Lo and behold! My sphygmomanometer box!
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Twenty-Day Writing Challenge: Day 16

Day 16 (supposedly posted on the 16th of October): Hand write whatever you want, filling up a whole piece of paper.

"I believe in PINK." - Audrey Hepburn
"Green is not a color, it's a state of mind."
"Keep calm and STAY CLASS." :)
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Twenty-Day Writing Challenge: Day 15

Day 15: Hand write your full name in the hand that you do NOT normally use.

Such hideous penmanship.
This looks worse than my penmanship when I was in first grade!
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Twenty-Day Writing Challenge: Day 14

To say that the past week of my life had been crazy is an understatement. I had midterms, very difficult and long midterm exams by the way. And I also had clinical papers to write and professional paper topics to research on. Not to mention, I also had home works. Really, really hard home works. So now, I apologize for the delay of posting entries to the twenty-day writing challenge.

So to make up for lost time, I decided to post one week's worth of updates for the challenge.

Day 14 (supposedly posted last October 14): Hand write your Tumblr crushes.

I don't exactly have a tumblr or blogger crush...
But this is one of my fave blogs. :)

Of cameras

If you have personally met me, you probably know that I am the type of person who saves up for things *cough* expensive gadgets *cough* then ends up spending the savings for things that I wasn't saving up for such as clothes and shoes... Because they are more affordable than the gadgets.

If you look at my Wishlist, you'll see the list of things that I have been saving up for.

Probably a few months back, I searched for lomo cams. I saw this certain website that sells the said cameras, and I must say, the lomo cameras were pricey. Long story short: I did not get a lomo cam. A few days back, my best friend celebrated her birthday. *Cough* Glerren *Cough*.  And guess what, she got a lomo cam as a present from her... Ughhh... Boyfriend.

Sorry. I'm still getting used to tying the word "boyfriend" to Glerren's name. Sorry best friend, but your relationship status takes some getting used to. I guess I am kinda get used to you being single... Not that I am unhappy for you. I am actually happy that you are happy. Yes, that is a lot of happiness right there.

So just now, I googled the words lomo camera. Then I clicked shop. Then guess what? Some companies are selling this lomo cam (which is the same as my best friend's lomo cam, by the way) for a cheaper price. 

But... But no matter how affordable this camera seems to be, I am not sure if I should get it. *Kuripot Kristine comes back*

Oh well. I guess before I make a purchase I should ask my BFF, eh?

For now, I guess I will wish for a lomo cam to magically appear under my bed in Christmas.

16 October 2011

Happy Birthday Glerren

Dearest best friend,
Once again, this day came and I could not celebrate the occasion with you.
So on this special day, I just wish that all your wishes come true;
Be it success in work;
Or happiness in life;
I wish that on this day, you can have the most perfect of all the perfect days.
I guess all I'm trying to say is "Happy Birthday!"
And remember that you and I will be best of friends on your birthday and on any days. :)
I love you.

13 October 2011

Name-less Beach

Today I went to the Tanguisson Beach Park and decided to drive to the little alley-like way that I do not usually go to because it looks dangerous and dirty. To view my post about the Tanguisson Beach Park, click here.

The way to the Name-less Beach
Despite the looks of the ominous alley-like way, I decided to go through and see what kind of place the road will lead me to. It took five minutes before I finally saw what the scary and dirty road lead me to. It was another beach. I felt like I was in Frances Hodgson Burnett's novel - The Secret Garden. The mini adventure felt like finding a secret garden. The only difference was instead of finding a secret garden, I found a secret beach. And now, I am clueless as to what the name of the beach is, which explains why I call it the "Name-less Beach."

Or maybe I should call it the "Secret Name-less Beach." What do you think?

By the way, I also went to the Andersen Airforce Base today. I took pictures but I guess I will post the pictures once I have more than pictures of the Commissary to show you.

Twenty-Day Writing Challenge: Day 13

Day 13: Hand write your lucky number.

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12 October 2011

Twenty-Day Writing Challenge: Day 12

Day 12: Hand write three favorite books.

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Word trivia

Did you ever wonder what the metal or plastic tip at the end of shoe lace is called? Just a good-to-know-information, it is called "aglet."

Credits goes to the Disney show Phineal and Ferb for increasing public awareness about aglets.

10 October 2011

Twenty-Day Writing Challenge: Day 10

Day 10: Hand write your favorite quote.

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Fortune Cookie

For quite some time now, my youngest brother had been begging my mom and I to buy a tray of fortune cookies from CostULess - a grocery store located a couple of blocks from our place. Because I am not entirely a fan of fortune-telling cookies or fortune tellers for that matter, I would refuse to buy purchase the five dollar tray of fortune cookies. To top that off, I would also convince my mom to refuse to buy the cookies whenever she feels the urge to give in to my brother's request. I have always thought fortune cookies are not worth the five bucks.

Today, my mom and my two brothers decided to go to CostULess to do some grocery shopping. Because I was too exhausted from studying last night and taking an exam this morning, I decided to stay home and get some sleep. Long story short: my mom gave in to my brother's persistent request of getting the five dollar tray of fortune cookie.

So they came home with the groceries and the cookies. They all opened a cookie and seemed too amused when they read their fortune so I thought: What the hell, maybe I should at least try one. What harm could opening a fortune cookie and eating one do to me, anyway?

To make a not-so-long-story short, I opened a fortune cookie. Viola! And yes, like my family, I was also amused and inspired by what it said:

Lesson for the day: amusing things come from I-think-it's-expensive-and-not-worth-the-five-dollars-cookies.

By the way, I really am hoping that the cookie is right. I hope to succeed this semester. Anyway, got to go now, have to "stay focused on my goal."

07 October 2011

Graduation from First Rotation

Tonight, I officially graduated. Not from nursing school, but from the first rotation of this semester.

Tonight marked my final night at the medical-surgical unit of the Guam Memorial Hospital.

Tonight marked my final night of being a member of the Team Tigulo.

Tonight I can scratch one rotation off from the many list of rotations that I would have to go through before I obtain my bachelor's degree in nursing.

It had been a very fruitful, stressful, and tiring rotation but in the end we were all happy we made it through and passed. 

So farewell Med-Surg, and hello Med-Tele or Surgical (not sure where I will be placed next, but I'll keep you posted).

Twenty-Day Writing Challenge: Day 7

Day 7: Hand write whatever you want, using black pen and capital letters.

Farewell Mr. Steve Jobs

"No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life’s change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new. Right now the new is you, but someday not too long from now, you will gradually become the old and be cleared away. Sorry to be so dramatic, but it is quite true." - Steve Jobs, co-founder, chairman, chief executive officer, and former CEO of Apple Inc.

Everyone's talking about him. The screen flashes his face every time I open my browser. Both the television and radio broadcast his death.

The news is unavoidable.

Steve Jobs is gone.

Now what's the big deal? I learned about his death a couple of hours ago yet I still refuse to believe that he's gone. A part of me convinces me that it's all a conspiracy - that he's actually alive somewhere and enjoying how the mass reacts at his "death." But somehow, due to all the talk that I have been hearing from various forms of media, I feel that his death is as true as the media claims it to be.

As of this moment, I am using one of Steve Jobs' most innovative creations (or at least I believe that it is) - the Macbook Pro. And somehow, I could not help but feel that I have a certain weird connection with him. It saddens me to know that the maker of the laptop that I use every single day has passed away. I know that a lot of people know this but I still believe that the Macbooks are the best laptops available in the market. And honestly, after having to purchase one, I knew that my 13 inch Macbook Pro was worth every single penny I spent. So far, I haven't had regrets for buying this laptop.

Back to Steve Jobs.

I admired Apple products, but I guess without Steve Jobs, Apple Inc. will not be the same Apple Inc. that we know today. His creativity, his innovation, and his genius paved the way for my generation to enjoy the kind of technology that we have today.

I am guessing this is the part where I have to cut my dramatic post so that it does not get too dramatic.

Mr. Steve Jobs, you serve as an inspiration for all of us, and your genius will never be forgotten. Because of you, I now swear to be "forever hungry and forever foolish."

Farewell and thank you Mr. Steve Jobs. May you rest in peace.

03 October 2011

Busy days are coming

Kalokang sched!

I barely slept last night because I was studying for the exam that I had this morning. But even with the lack of sleep and mental exhaustion that I am experiencing, I still could not fall asleep. Poor me, I know. Now that my circadian rhythm won't cooperate, I wrote my to do lists - which is mostly reading by the way. Judging the amount of reading that I am going to do, I know that I am going to be hella busy for the next couple of days. *cries* Oh well, there is a reason they call this semester the KILLER SEMESTER. Let's just hope I don't get killed. *wink*

Twenty-Day Writing Challenge: Day 3

Day 3: Hand write your tumblr URL.

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02 October 2011

Twenty-Day Writing Challenge: Day 2

Day 2: Hand write your city and country of birth.

And so I finally put this old glove to good use. *wink*

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How Poppy am I?

You Are Practical

You have your feet firmly planted on the ground, and you are very sensible.

You always seem to know what to do, and if not, you can sort things out on a long walk.

You are like comfort food for the soul. You set your friends (and even strangers) at ease.

You take extra good care of yourself, and because of this, you have a lot to give back to those you love.