Friday, February 26, 2010


We had our annual motorcade this afternoon. Every year, our school holds this motorcade for the board passers/placers. We were joined by various nursing students of all levels, which made it more fun. Fun because it's noisier. And as they say, the more the merrier.

Cha brought their pick up. So it's just me, Janz, Dens and Cha inside, and a bunch of Jacinths (first year students - every year the Freshmen choose their unique batch names. It's Fayalite for us, then Geissenites, Hesonites, Iolites and Jacinths for the years below us, respectively. We're arranged alphabetically).

And every year, our school admins also make these banners with all our names (the passers) which we hang at our school gates after our motorcade.

There's my name right there! =)

We're Top 8, baby! =)

Tuesday, February 23, 2010


Can anyone explain to me the purpose of jailbreaking an iTouch? If I jailbreak mine, do I get to play the full version of the free games I downloaded at the iTunes store? These free trials/lites are killing me! I don't wanna jailbreak mine, but if it does, then screw this warranty!

Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief

Synopsis: It's the 21st century, but the gods of Mount Olympus and assorted monsters have walked out of the pages of high school student Percy Jackson's Greek mythology texts and into his life. And they're not happy: Zeus' lightning bolt has been stolen, and Percy is the prime suspect. Even more troubling is the sudden disappearance of Percy's mother. As Percy finds himself caught between angry and battling gods, he and his friends embark on a cross-country adventure to catch the true lightning thief, save Percy's mom, and unravel a mystery more powerful than the gods themselves


Comments: I enjoyed the movie thoroughly, although I must say, nothing still beats Harry Potter in terms of this genre. I haven't read the book yet, but seeing the movie makes me want to.

I liked Uma Thurman as Medusa. Especially when her head was cut off. Also, I find Annabeth pretty.

My friends and I had a laugh though, when we found out that Hades' Underworld is in Hollywood, and that Zeus' Mt. Olympus is in the Empire State Building.

Nice effects. All in all, it was an entertaining movie.

Monday, February 22, 2010

blog neglect

I've been neglecting my blog lately. Aside from the fact that I've been to lazy to post something, I just don't have anything new and interesting to write about. If there is anything I hate so much, it's being idle. But it's what I've become.

I'm so predictable these days. I get up at around 10 AM, open my laptop, check my mail and FB, take a bath, eat lunch, go down to the store around 1 PM, watch DVDs down there while being the cashier, come up around 5 PM, eat, watch TV/read a novel, eat dinner, talk with Lex, sleep at around 1 AM, and back again.

I hate routine. But with nothing much to distract me, I can't help it. Sure, I go out. I hang with Lex, Jo, Hans.. Sometimes with D, Janz or Cha.. But it's still not enough. I'm used to being on the move everyday - studying Nursing means you're awake most of your allotted 24 hours. And after 4 torturous years of the hell they called BS Nursing, I got used to it. And now, I'm demoted to being a bum. I do nothing. I earn nothing. My life is basically nothing.

I can't wait for summer to finally arrived. Coron, here we come!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

the past few days, and more

Friday I went to Cebu with my Dad last weekend. We left for Ormoc around 7PM last Friday, took the slow boat, and arrived at Cebu around 5AM the next day.

Saturday My Dad wanted a hotel or inn at Fuente, easier access to places, but almost every place was full. The last place we went to was Shamrock Pension, and thankfully, they had vacancies. We checked in, and my Dad and Kuya Larry (a family friend) went to the hospital because Kuya Larry's son was confined due to Dengue. I ate the breakfast we took out from McDo, then I went to sleep (couldn't sleep at the ship, someone was snoring waaaay too loud). We went to SM around 10:30, bought my iPod (more info below), ate lunch at the foodcaourt with my Dad's friends. Then they attended a conference, while I was only too happy to be left at SM while I waited for my fellow Dementeds Jin and Ken. Too bad Kim wasn't able to come with us, though. We just hung out, talked, did a little catching up as we didn't see each other since New Year's Day. The I treated them to dinner at Teriyaki Boy - I just love their Chicken Teriyaki! Yum :)

My iPod Video finally gave up on me, although it's not completely dead just yet. It has issues, though, which I'm hoping can be fixed. I forgot to bring it with me to Cebu so I can have it checked at PowerMac. I'm not giving up on my Vid, since we've been through lots together. My cousin gave it as a gift to me the first I time missed out on our yearly summer getaways (I missed 2, because I got summer classes - Batanes and Dakak). But I was able to join them last year, when I finally graduated, to Dumaguete and Antique. And this year we'll be going to Coron, Palawan. Can't wait.

Anyhoo, back to iPod talk. I asked my Dad for an iPod Touch as a gift to me for passing the NLE. I was aiming for a Nintendo Wii, but my Dad said I was too old for a Wii (I don't agree, though - in my book, one is never too old for a Wii, or any other related electronic gadget). I tried wiggling an iPhone out of him, but he said it's as expensive as my lappy here, so i settled for an iTouch instead. I love music, and I love movies. My iPod Video was loaded with music and movies, and my 30BG was almost used up. So when my Dad and I were browsing for my iTouch, I settled for the 64GB. A store was selling 17K for the 3GB. Good thing we didn't buy it at once, though. We went to another store offering 14K for the 32GB and 19K for the 64GB. I walked out a happy owner of a new 64GB iPod Touch.

Sunday My Dad and I went to Robinsons for a while. I bought a bunch of shirts, while he bought books from Booksale. Then we met up with my Sichi (she was there to attend a christening where she is godmother), my nephews and their dad (they had a soccer game). We went to SM again, where my nephew and I dumped my luggage at the grocery package counter. We went around, ate, and talked. My Dad met with a friend for lunch. Around 3PM we parted ways with my cousin and nephews, and we went to the port to catch the 4:40PM Supercat trip to Ormoc. We arrived at home at around 10PM.

Monday I went with Lex to Dr. Aquitania, he has an appointment to get his nose checked, for he often gets cold. Turns out he has Perennial Allergic Rhinitis. Then we went to RTR, I had to get a new set of transcripts for my application at PHC. We went to Robinsons afterward, had a late lunch. Then I dragged him to PRC, because I wanted to get my board rating. I got a measly 81.40%, but who cares? I effing passed! We went backed to Robinsons, where we watched Did You Hear About The Morgans? Then we went home.

Tuesday Went to PRC with Janz to get application forms, had our pictures taken at Robinsons. The we spent the rest of the day pigging out and playing at Tom's World. Jo caught up with us, then we joined Lex and his brother and Hans. Had dinner with Lex, Hans and Jo at Sunzibar. I love their Rum Ribs and Quesadillas. Yummy.

Today Was supposed to go back to PRC with Janz today, but I rescheduled for tomorrow as I wasn't feeling well. Cha came by, without notice, as usual. Then spent the whole day in bed.

Monday, February 1, 2010

i'm now an RN =)

Praise God, for he really listens to, and answers, your prayers. Ever since I took the board exams last November 29 and 30, 2009, I've prayed for nothing else but to pass it. Mind you, those were the times when I never really cared much for working as a nurse, for I was really hung up on continuing my studies for Medicine. I even had rows with both my dad and my aunt. It was really a bad time for me. But these past few days, I've been pretty much scared out of my wits of the possibility that I wouldn't pass.

So what gives?

I'm being offered a job at Philippine Heart Center, and most people advised me to take it. Even I wanted myself to take it. It's a great opportunity, and excellent hospital, and as my cousin is a doctor there, I know a lot of the staff so I won't feel all alone when I get in. And I will get in, because I have someone, a dear friend of my cousin who's also a nurse, backing me up.

I never really cared much for using backers before - like in our school, I could have gotten in without even taking the entrance exam, but I prefer to do things the hard way. And I never asked for help on this. It was offered to me - offered, given freely. Because she really wants me there. I even have application forms delivered right to my doorstep. All I have to do is fill them out, send them back, and voila! They even had my name listed down for some volunteering work already, all I was waiting for was my license. And here it is.

But this. Oh, this is a wonderful opportunity. And if life hands you this kind of opportunity on a silver platter, wouldn't you want to take it?

Confused, as to what to do.

Even with no board placers this time (our school had placers for three consecutive years), it doesn't matter.
We're still on a roll, baby. Top 8 Performing School. I'm proud of RTRMF! :) 95% overall passing rate.
I freaking made it! Even through all the ditching and sleeping I did
all throughout my school days and review days. God is Good.

For a list of passers, placers and top 10 schools, click here.

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