i was away because i joined in the fun of the philippine general hospital centennial celebration. ok, crashing is more like it. but what the heck? my sister, ate richie (who's an employee there) invited us to come along with her. so seriously speaking, my sisters were there as a guest. and i'm a pseudo-employee because i'm wearing something red. it was required that all employees should wear red. ngek! i didn't even know that.
i was hoping that the ortho band would play (uy, hidden agenda! *lol*) but they didn't. a lot of other bands played before bamboo, the night's main performer. there were also raffles for employees and non-employees. i was even kidding that my sister should borrow my jacket when she would run to the stage if ever she'd win something. haha, she wasn't wearing something red, which was a de rigeur for all pgh employees, as i have mentioned.
if pgh would have a st. paul manila kind of governance for insubordination, their sanction would be a make up duty. haha! right cory?
anyway, typhoon egay is still on the loose so it rained during the middle of the program. gaaah! we sought shelter near the chapel and took photos just to pass the time. i was hoping that bamboo wouldn't perform on the atrium (near the pedia ward) because it's so crowded. i got my hopes up too high. it didn't stop raining and the performance would really be at the atrium. nge! but we stayed around because we want to watch bamboo perform. my sisters and i were kidding that since the concert is free, the "bamboo" that we have been waiting for may be a potted bamboo plant or a band named "bamboo-zzle". my sister loves to make fun of the big A.
people were piling up already even if the performance haven't started yet. they don't care if it is raining hard. my sister was fascinated because even patients with IV lines dragged the stand so that they can watch. we also even saw a relative pushing a child in a wheelchair on her other hand while her right hand presses the ambu bag. i admire these people because they are the personified saying, "if there's a will, there's a way".
to not bore you further, i took some random photos:
one reason why we don't want to stay at the atrium
just so you know, this guy with the shiny head is bamboo. we're watching from afar in the atrium. grr! but watching bamboo live (and free, haha!) was well worth it. =)
here's my personal favorite...an artwork to be installed along the corridors of the medicine ward.
this is just a portion of that artwork. it's actually huge but this painting of a woman caught my attention because she has mean and lean abs...parang pan de sal *lol*. but seriously, the artwork itself has very van gogh vibe, that's why i like it. don't you think so?
*sigh* this place is a big part of my college life so i can't turn my back into it. i never had any semester passing me by without having my rotation at this hospital. i learned a lot of nursing skills in this institution, especially the perioperative nursing that i like so much. =)