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Saturday, 24 January 2009

Finally

After many days of being away from all the online action, I am back. Our CPU got busted, thus my MIA status. Since I became socially retarded because of this unintentional hiatus, I forgot a lot of things that I was supposed to blog about. And I failed to answer some PM's. Sry about that.

Let me fill you in with what went on during my hiatus:

  • I was on night duty and I was learning to spot fractures and spinal cord anomalies that are difficult to identify. Cheers, because I can now identify hairline fractures and herniated disks. Not to mention osteosarcomas.
  • Pulubi mode. The Christmas season left me almost penniless but happy.
  • Was srsly preoccupied with the impending hurdles on my med school plans
  • Am anxious for the results of the NMAT and UPCM (ambisyosa), UST-FMS (nagmamayaman) and UE-CM admissions...anxiety almost bordering into insanity.
  • I'm excited for:

More OR moments caught on film(?!). Thanks Joseph!

That's all for now.

Wednesday, 14 January 2009

Cold Is Not Really Hot Now

I commented on a Photo Album of Mama Les about "abusing" Gossip Girl fashion until the cold wave lasts. And that's exactly what I want to do...but couldn't do due to uniform restrictions at work. Heh. For those who were born five minutes ago, when I say Gossip Girl fashion, think:

Jackets and other cold weather garb

You see, I am hyperhidrotic that's why I don't appreciate that this country has a tropical climate. Hyperhydrotic means a person experiencing excessive sweating. So when you expose me to heat, I'd sweat like I've been running the 5th lap of a track and field meet. And that's gross. Less to no sweating episodes is the reason why I love cold weather.

Even if freezing my ass of at some point, I don't freaking care. However it scares me to think that there is a high chance that this coming summer would be srsly hotter than last year.

Hold it. Last year's summer was unbearable so this makes this year...burn like hell?! WTF.

Experts say it's the cause of global warming. Gaaah. Let's stop screwing up our environment to summers won't get hellish every year. Srsly. Even if it means losing extremely cold weather like this. Kthx.

GG Photo from: Flickr

Tuesday, 13 January 2009

Best Job In The World

And I'm not referring to my current job now. Srsly. I'm talking about this featured article over at Yahoo entitled: Australia offers 'best job in world' on paradise island. You'd be paid in six figures just to explore the island.

Aside from the job description that you're going to be an "island caretaker", you're going to have to make weekly journal entries, do photo blogs and video blogs about Hamilton Island, which can be seen by the whole world. Not bad, especially when you're a camwhore, fame, attention, environmental and an online whore rolled into one.

According to the acting state Premier of Queensland Australia,"The fact that they will be paid to explore the islands of the Great Barrier Reef, swim, snorkel and generally live the Queensland lifestyle makes this undoubtedly the best job in the world."

Sure it is. I can never earn it here in the third world while working as a nurse. I want to enter just for kicks. Am actually accessing the site but it is currently bugged down, probably with the huge influx of visitors. Since I'm an online whore and a camwhore, blogging wouldn't be a problem but it's a different case if I'd video blog.

Duh. As if I'd really...

Wednesday, 7 January 2009

Calling All Dominicans

I must be high on crack(erjacks) when I heard that there will be a concert on the 15th foundation day of our "beloved" alma mater, Dominican College of Sta. Rosa. And it's actually true.

So here's a bad photo proof of the concert entitled: Opposites Attract featuring Parokya ni Edgar and MYMP.

Funky.

Tickets cost 300 bucks. That's on January 30, 7PM. See the jologs rise from the ashes so come on the specified date. Be fashionably late, maybe it'll start an hour late so you'd still be early. LOL.

If you want tickets, tell me so that I can get rid of my brother's forced ticket purchase. Classic Dominican rules, eh?

I think I'd come after my duty. Would you?

Panic Rising

I'm confused right now and this invitation is confusing me even more...

As if my rating can come close to its requirement.

Am still not sure if I'd pass my stuff here because of the "percentile scare" and that it still hasn't proven itself OK when it comes to the board exams. But one thing's for sure, I DO want to study medicine. My countless D-days are about to come and I am now on my nerd-geek mode.

Fuck it. Wish me luck 25 times over. I'm going to need it. Kthxbye.

Saturday, 3 January 2009

Memories Of My Melancholy Whores


Rating:★★★★
Category:Books
Genre: Literature & Fiction
Author:Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Originally published in Spanish as Memoria De Mis Putas Tristes.This is another novel that was masterfully written and narrated by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. No, I don't like his style of writing. Eyelovit. :p

The plot revolves about a ninety year old man who decided to take a wild turn on the night of his 90th birthday by giving himself to a fourteen year old virgin. And since their first encounter, you can read on the old man's random musings on his past and finding his one true love at the time that he's awaiting death.

What I like about Garcia Marquez's narration of the story is that he made prostitution sound like it was an accepted form of occupation. Like it was a normal thing to do. The narration was ironic to the element in the plot that the whore house was located strategically to avoid being busted by the authorities. Plus the story was also realistic in terms of the public officials who patronize the whore house that's why it can't be busted bigtime.

Plus, the message of the story gives me hope that there is time for everything. It may come early or it may come late...but rest assured, the blessing will come.

Although some paragraphs were too rhetoric for my taste, sometimes you have to let it sink in in order to get what it means. And there are also times in which you have to read between the lines because the literal and the figurative meanings can make or break your understanding of the story. Usually, the literal meanings screw up the flow of the story.

But then again, reading this book is a mental exercise times two. You'd appreciate it if you're a geek like me.

Thursday, 1 January 2009

2008 in Review

I was supposed to blog about this yesterday but I was too lazy to. Holiday mode eh.

The past year has been really good to me even if it has its own share of fug-a-licious moments. For instance, even if I am a partial social retard, I managed to meet new people, meet new friends and was able to rekindle and strengthened bonds between old friends even if things went all fucked up be it my fault or the other's. Because peace of mind is one of the things that is important to me.

And even if I actually hadn't been a nice person all year round, I realized that the blessings outweighed the all bad things that hounded me this year. And duuuh, eh di kinuha na din ako ni Lord kung sobrang bait ko naman. Tamang trip lang.

Well anyway, here's a list of some of my ups and downs for the previous year:

  • I thought I was going to live off my parents for the rest of my pathetic life but I was wrong...because I've gotten myself a job. Woohoo! Though it's not a hospital job that I was aiming for, at least I don't rot away in front of the computer chair. And in a way I can help my mom manage the finances at home by giving in to my brother's needs for school. Except the allowance and tuition fees, kthx. At least I can buy the things I want with the realization that I am not a major loser. Minor lang.
  • In line with this "things that I want", I completed the entire Gossip Girl book series that I wanted to buy 3 years ago. I also have the Gabriel Garcia Marquez books that I desperately want to read a few years back. I consider it a blessing to have a mean dose of nerd vitamins and geek minerals.
  • Was able to make big decisions for myself. I decided not to take the NCLEX and CGFNS due to the visa retrogression and the global recession because I did some financial analysis and review of the US Economy. When I realized that the US economy is going apeshit, I came up with that decision I didn't regret.
  • Thinking about what if's isn't part of my agenda so I decided to take the NMAT and apply to some med schools to fulfill my neurosis dream of becoming a physician. I wanted it for as long as I can remember...mahalia jackson lang kaya umatras ako. I just hope everything goes out fine even if I screwed up on my NMAT.
  • First Christmas and New Year celebration that the Cervales family are all present at home after many years.
  • Most of our family problems have been resolved. Financially speaking, nothing major.
  • I broke up with my boyfriend of one year because the cons of a long distance relationship and personal priorities finally took its toll. But we're cool. We're actually friends right now because the break-up never went ugly. Di ba, Mark?!
  • I dunno if dad would allow me to pursue a dream of mine. My world came crashing down when I heard him ranting about it. I wanted to die right there and then.
  • I got totally when the love of my life, ultimate college crush, Mutch Gaston got married. Pero hindi ito talaga kasama kasi pauso ko lang ito para pandagdag sa category ng "down". Two items lang kasi eh. Nyahaha!

There you go. That's my lame 2008 list. So now, I am looking forward to whatever 2009 has to offer for me. I hope it'll be a kickass year. :D

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