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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

is it summer yet?

Why is February taking too long? I want to go back to the gym because the pounds are just climbing like temperature on a hot sunny day! The reason why I'm waiting for February is that I had my membership frozen until the end of this month and going back in the middle of a month is not worth it if I have to pay for the entire month's membership fee. Hayy! I just miss the natural high after sweating it out-- makes me feel light and clears my mind off things. Exercising can really destress me.

Speaking of sunny days, the local news said that we should brace ourselves for earlier summer this year. WOW. Beach season! But I remembered that I'd be signing up for review classes come March until July and classes are going to be held every single day EVEN WEEKENDS! I hope I get to squeeze in a beach trip. A BEACH TRIP. I can settle for just one.

I don't mind hot sunny days as long as I'm outdoors having fun. It's annoying when it's icky hot and you're stuck indoors to not enjoy the fine bright weather.

p.s. I made this to post to my "digital scrapbook" ( Made me want to watch the movies I want to re-watch/watch for the first time--

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1. Adventureland
2. Zombieland
3. Elizabethtown
4. Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist

Hayyy! Too many things to do, so little time.

Coffee awaits my sleepyhead. Goodbye!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

happily caffeinated

What's up? I just got in at 2AM. I swear while I was in the car naturally high and caffeinated, I had a million things to write about. Then I got home and baby Lexi was still awake, cradled her in my arms for a good 15mins, and my brain turned into mush. I happily smell like Lexi. Hayyy how I love having her around! I keep forcing myself to wake up everyday in the morning even if I'm still half asleep just to see her and play with her. She's mostly awake during the wee hours of the morning between 12am and 6am, though. What a baby! She keeps her parents up at night but their bundle of joy is so adorable they don't mind the fatigue.

So it's 2010! One of the many things I was thinking about was how I forgot that this year I'm going to finish nursing school and get my second degree. Then it's review and board exams then taking the exam itself. Scary much? I swear I'm bad at handling anxiety. I'm kind of glad that I'm taking medication for my palpitations at least I'll be calm and my nerves won't be rattled that much come exam time. Still scared, though but I still can't wait to get this over and done with. I'm just sad about finishing clinicals. I'm almost done with completing my cases, only Minor Operations left and then I'm done. I enjoyed completing cases especially OR rotations and those at the Delivery Room and Nursery. <3 Babies are love!

After this month is over I vow to go back to the gym-- not to lose the Holiday weight but to be FIT again. I've been lazy for several months and the added pounds are not funny anymore when my white nursing uniform is starting to feel snug around the waist area. UGHHH.

But here's to 2010 because it just started and things are starting to fall into place piece by piece already. Many thanks to the BIG MAN above for always listening to this family's prayers. We are beyond blessed for a lot of things. We don't know what we do to deserve it but we're not complaining.


Sunday, January 3, 2010

happy holidays

mama's birthday cake
New Year's Day is also mama's birthday. I bought a turtle pie for her.

what's left of the turtle pie
What's left of the pie 30mins later.

lexi's bug friend on her stroller
Lexi's bug friend on her stroller.

shot! shot! shot!
shot! shot! shot!

christmas ham leftover
leftover ham from Christmas.

papa's birthday/new year flowers for mama
papa's flowers for mama.

no hangover!!!

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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

obligatory year-ender survey for 2009

What did you do in 2009 that you'd never done before?
A LOT! ;)

Did you keep your new years' resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
I didn't make any in 2009 and yes, I will make a lit for 2010.

Did anyone close to you give birth?
My sister! She gave birth the day after Christmas to an angel--Lexi!

Did anyone close to you die?
None (thank God!)

What would you like to have in 2010 that you lacked in 2009?
Will power, good health, optimism, and money. :P

Did you suffer illness or injury?
I got sick from AH1N1 and got quarantined for two weeks. It almost drove me insane because I was alone in the house (sister was pregnant during the time). I also had tonsilitis which I never get before, the pain made me cry all day. =S

What was the best thing you bought?
A Macbook and an iTouch Alej gave me as a gift which was stolen a few months later. Broke my heart to pieces.

Whose behavior merited celebration?
Mine? HAHA!

Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
Some people I know...

Where did most of your money go?
FOOD, movies, gas, and mostly material stuff.

What did you get really, really, really excited about?
the coming of my baby niece and clinical duty!!

What song(s) will always remind you of 2009?
A LOT! The Patron Tequila song, Taylor Swift songs, Kings of Leon, Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Owl City, and the annoying NOBODY song.

Compared to this time last year, are you:
i. happier or sadder? -- happier.
ii. thinner or fatter? -- Thinner, I think? HAHA!
iii. richer or poorer? -- poorer!

What do you wish you'd done more of?
Worked out more.

What do you wish you'd done less of?
Eat. Whine. Be a brat.

What was your favorite TV program?
Grey's Anatomy and True Blood!!!

What was your greatest musical discovery?
Owl City, Kings of Leon

What was your favorite film of this year?
ACKK I FORGOT! But probably "Up" and "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"

What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
Hmm probably if I had gotten what I wished for and if traveled more this year.

How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2010?
Umm experimental?

What kept you sane?
GOD, family, Alej, friends and the little things that I always appreciate.

Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2010:
WOW! There are a lot! Like how okay it is to take the leap because in the end you find yourself doing what you really absolutely love--NURSING. How much I appreciate life and all its imperfections, how much blessed I have for having awesome family and friends that keep me sane, how I appreciate myself and how stronger I am than I give myself credit for, and how much I'm pretty sure that no matter how many times I stub my toes life is going to work out just fine. I also learned to be more independent this year..biggest improvement of the decade.

What was the nicest thing someone told you about yourself:
Someone said I was cool, someone said I look younger than my age, someone said that I'm special, and someone said that I'm "gifted"-- whatever this meant.

What did you like most about yourself this year?
OPTIMISM. Definitely optimism, independenc, and breaking away from norms.

What did you hate most about yourself this year?
My being stubborn, of course!

Quote a song lyric that sums up your year:
"I'm just a little girl lost in the moment
I'm so scared but I don't show it
I can't figure it out
It's bringing me down I know
I've got to let it go
And just enjoy the show"
- The Show, Lenka

Was 2009 a good year for you?
It was a rollercoaster but definitely a good year.

Where were you when 2009 began?
At home. :)

Who were you with?

Where will you be when 2009 ends?
At home

Who will you be with when 2009 ends?
Family then with friends after

What was your favorite month of 2009?
Don't particularly have one

What are your plans for 2010?
Take the boards and all trainings necessary, travel more, then WORK.

What are your wishes for the new year?
World peace and lessen people living in poverty.
Stay healthy by going back to the gym.
Pass the board exams.


Thursday, December 24, 2009

'tis the season for christmas parties

the Annual Circles Dinner with my UPM (college) friends:

christmas get-together with alej's buddies and their girlfriends: