Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Look and Feel Beautiful

Every morning, as soon as I wake up, I always say to myself ---" I am beautiful". Yeah sure it helps to boost your confidence and jump start your day but, when you are about to leave the house and check yourself in the mirror and you noticed that your hair doesn't look good, it really dampens your entire day. Dull and unmanageable hair is one of my worst days.

I desperately need a new hairstyle and with that, I am thinking of trying a new hair color to give life to my current boring hair. However, I am still hesitating for fear I might choose the wrong color or the product I am going to select will further damage my hair. I would definitely need the help of my friends and ask their opinions about this matter. Moreover, an honest and expert advice from would greatly help me decide.

In looking your best, one would also need the use of hair accessories. If you got the right headband, hair clip or pin, it would certainly bring out the best in your look. I totally envy Leighton Meester of Gossip Girl because she absolutely have the best hair accessory in town.

Talking about beauty doesn't end with managing your hair. You also have to mind your skin which is very essential. I have to admit, I am one of the anti-aging product fanatics and I get easily fall victim by the convincing TV ads and beauty magazines. Most often, I get frustrated. So lesson for me --- get the right information first before ever trying it on and get it from trusted sources.

Not Bad At All!

I had my first duty today at the Davao Medical Center (now SPMC- Southern Philippines Medical Center). I was assigned at the Family Med Clinic - OPD, and I was really glad to have made my first duty without encountering super toxic patients. I thought it was going to be a morbid day for me. Fortunately, I was assigned in the not so toxic area so my first duty was not that bad at all! Although, I have to say it was still a busy day with almost 200 patients catered for the day but still everything went smoothly. Hopefully, tomorrow will still be the same, but if not, I'll just have to be prepared. At DMC, just expect the worst scenarios and the most toxic patients there are. It is a government hospital with 1200-bed-capacity. Naturally, it will accept all type of patients.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Need A Good Support?

I got this very cute drawing from my friend Tess via email, and I thought the saying is really cute and so true that I'd like to share it with you guys. Hope you'll have good support with your bras...and with your friends. :)

Man's Best Friend

Are you a dog lover? Well if you are, we definitely have something in common. I totally adore dogs. Since I was a kid, we always have a dog at home as our pet. They are very loyal and comforting animals. Whenever you feel down, depressed and lonely, it's as if they can also understand and feel what you are going through. They are always around to cheer you up and keep you company when no one is around. They are definitely man's best friend.

It's one reason why a lot of us view them as a form of therapy. They have become important parts of our families that sometimes, others treat them as if they are their own kids. Aside from being a wonderful pet, they are also very helpful in guarding our homes when we have to leave and no one is around to watch the house and safeguard it against lurking burglars.

It is truly saddening whenever I hear dogs are being maltreated. If you can't treat your dogs right then don't try to violate them. Instead, give them to those kind-hearted persons willing to take care of them. Sure dogs can't choose their owners but we, as owners, can definitely choose our own dogs.

If you are interested in owning a dog and you are somewhere in Australia, you can conveniently buy online Puppies for Sale Sydney at where they take a serious job in the process of putting puppies and its owners together. They will ensure that puppies are socialized well, toilet trained, travel ready, fit and ready to be part of your family the moment you take them home with you.

While browsing through their online store, I found these adorable cavoodles. They are so cute, very friendly, easy tend to, and most importantly, they have limited shedding, just ideal for my asthmatic mom. I really wish I could own one of these beautiful puppies.

Owning a dog entails certain responsibilities and one of those is keeping them healthy and fit. This means you have to feed them well and give them adequate exercise. Lastly, they should have regular dog grooming to keep them clean and in good shape all the time. If your dogs are happy, naturally owners will also be happy as well. So be a good owner and you will surely enjoy the company of your dogs.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Lab Exams

Today is a busy day for me. I have to comply all my laboratory exams needed for me to be able to start my duty at Southern Philippines Medical Center(SPMC). I just finished submitting my urine specimen for the drug test and now I am just waiting for the result to come out. Hopefully, everything goes well with my lab exams. If everything goes smoothly maybe I can start my duty this coming Wednesday. I just hope I will be assigned in the area I am comfortable with, the surgical ward. If not, I just hope and pray that I will be able to cope up with the toxic environment I am sure I will have to go through. Good luck to me! :)

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Heading for Australia

It seems that most of my friends are heading for Australia. About two months ago my friend, Rhosette went to Brisbane to accomplish her 150 hours hospital experience to get her license as a registered nurse in the country. Then, just few weeks ago my colleague and dear friend, Pebbles also left for Sydney to visit her brother and attend her nephew's christening. Now, another friend of mine is waiting for her visa approval to leave for Sydney also.

Well I can't blame them. If given chance, I would also love to go out of my own country and experience Australia. I would surely visit Sydney. My friends say it is such a wonderful city with lots of amazing tourist spots to enjoy. The Sydney Aquarium where you'll have close encounters with amazing sea creatures is trully unforgettable and a must destination. I am really thrilled to get there however, I am quite worried about the accommodation. I know for certain that compared to our country, cost of living there is quite expensive. My friend said that I can always find cheap and comfortable Sydney City Hotels at offering quality service and with friendly hotel staff to accommodate my needs. She even recommended I try one of the Darling Harbour Hotels particularly Four Points by Sheraton Hotel. Based on the reviews, it has the best accommodation to offer ideal for sightseeing and with very courteous staff to assist you. I guess this means good value for your money.

My friend Rhowilyn, who is waiting for her visa to arrive, is asking me for suggestions on where to find nice and affordable hotels in Sydney. She is having problems with her booking so I will surely tell her to check out where she can have more options of Sydney City Hotels and read their reviews. Getting the best accommodation at a reasonable price is very essential in fully enjoying your stay at a certain place. So I will really make sure I got the best hotel once I decide to head for Australia. I hope it will happen very soon.

Make your Absence Felt

I just went into another state of my reflection moments. And this time I pondered on these thoughts-----"Don't strive to make your presence noticed, just make your absence felt". Sometimes people effortlessly take us for granted. Even though how hard we work and give the best of our jobs as a nurse, a teacher, or an ordinary employee, sometimes it is not enough. As if they just expected us to be that way.

Well I guess they are right at some point but, everyone of us needs a little recognition once in a while. It's like a booster to keep us going and maintain the best of our performances at work. If you want to keep your good employees, I strongly believe in making them happy and letting them feel they are important and not just plainly dispensable anytime. (Hmmm just like what happened in my case) If quality employees do resign and leave their companies, surely their excellent jobs would be missed and that's how their presence would be deeply felt.

Even in relationships, most often than not, we find ourselves missing the person only when she or she is actually gone. Often, we take people important to us for granted like our partners or friends and think that they are there all the time. And so we fail to say thank you. Sometimes it's already too late to get them back. And so my thoughts to linger would be ----always appreciate the person while she/he is there so that there will be no reason for him/her to leave you. This might sound impossible but a good try to keep a person at your side. :0)

Saturday, March 20, 2010

New Pair of Eyeglasses for Me

For almost six years now, I have been totally dependent with the use of contact lenses. Even though I have my pair of eyeglasses, I am still comfortable wearing my contacts. However, there are certain limitations and disadvantages with prolonged use of contacts. First, my eyes get really tired and seemed all bruised after the long day. Secondly, I can't wear my contacts if I am on duty at graveyard shift for fear I will fall asleep with my contacts on. Lastly, it's a bit time consuming and tiresome cleaning them after every use. And so now I am really thinking of buying a new, fashionable and most importantly, within my budget eye wear ideal for my everyday use.

I have tried various types of eyeglasses and it seems that they just don't last with me. I am just able to use them for a span of about three to five months. Then, they either break or I got bored with using them. I must admit my previous eyeglasses are not of quality but, I did buy two expensive pairs but still, they didn't last long.

I think it would be best for me to buy an eye wear in various designs at cheaper prices so I don't get easily bore with them. With lots of designs I could always mix and match my glasses with my outfit. Ain't that cool? Now you can have a complete pair of eyeglasses for as low as $8. This is really affordable but of course quality should always come in first. They might end up like my previous ones, so now I should think of quality glasses at the price I can afford.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Saying Goodbye

I am finally saying goodbye to St. John Hospital, without regret and with much I am moving to another workplace, a bigger hospital and with lots of opportunities for me to hone my nursing skills. I'll be a part of the Southern Philippines Medical Center (formerly Davao Medical Center) starting next week as a city detailed nurse. Whew! At last!

I've been waiting for this. Although at first, I had some hesitations because transferring means new place, new environment, new colleagues, and another adjustment for me. I am quite comfortable and happy with my present work except for minor problems with my head but in general, I really like my co-workers and enjoy my job at St.John. However, I have to make this decision in order for me to grow, broaden my knowledge and further my career. It's just that saying goodbye to my colleagues whom I've already made friends with is so damn hard and saddening. :(

Friday, March 12, 2010

Controlling Fire Ants

Have you ever been bitten by fire ants? If the answer is no then you should really be glad. I remember one time I saw this movie set in early times wherein people were punished in a very barbaric way through fire ants. You will be under the mercy and cruel stings of not one but an entire colony of fire ants. Oh my! What a painful form of punishment.

I just hate ants especially those big fire ants. They are pests that must be controlled and avoided. At home, whenever I see them gather and form a steady line going through a leftover food or gathering around the plants in our backyard, I would have goosebumps and I would immediately disrupt their line my throwing a load-full of boiling water over them. It is quite effective in disrupting them but, it doesn't really make them go away. What happens is that they just transfer to another place. This is also true with controlling fire ants.

There are much effective and more importantly, environmentally friendly ways of getting rid of ants. This is through bait treatments. A bait is given as a food source being carried by ant workers to the colony letting the queen ant eat it as well. After the bait is eaten by the queen, its main function would now slowly work and that is preventing the queen from further laying more eggs. It is not a form of pesticide so you can be assured that it is eco-friendly. If you want to know more about fire ants and how to manage them just looked it up over the internet.

Too Much Sun

Summer is here once again and along with the scorching heat are the risks of getting dehydrated and acquiring common illnesses such as cough and colds, not to mention the devastating effects of El Niño to our farmers.

I love summer because it's the best time to go outdoors, enjoy the beach, and get adventurous with nature. However too much sun has some ill effects on our bodies. I have to say that the sun is really getting under my skin, literally! Like for now, I noticed that my skin gets rough, dry and scaly easily. Urgh!! I have to put on lotion twice as much and more often than before. And most importantly, I need to drink plenty of water which sometimes I forget because of having such demanding work. Too much sun does nothing but speed up my aging process. :( Wish I could hide from it but I know it's impossible. Our family is even planning to go to the beach one of these days. The best way for me to do then is just protect myself with sunblock, umbrella, and plenty of WATER.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Adding Beauty to Your Homes with Plants

Gardening has always been one of my many passions in life. If I have more free time, I would love to spend it doing gardening at home. I have been wanting to add more plants to our backyard and tend our potted plants ever since. Plants are therapeutic for me and they have the ability to add natural beauty to our homes.

If you are aiming to beautify your houses, a plant in a beautiful planter is definitely a must have. Plants whether indoor or outdoor just simply give a nice ambiance to a place. Take a look at the colorful flowers placed in a nice and elegant window box planter. It truly is wonderful and a sure treat to the eyes. What a refreshing way to brighten one's home. Now it is so easy to acquire planters for your ornamental plants at You could easily choose from a wide selection that comes in various type, style, size, material, form, and finish. I am sure you would adore and would love to have either one of the indoor planters, outdoor planters, garden planters, window box planters, high end planters, or one of the fabulous decorative planters.

With the type of weather condition we are currently experiencing right now, plants are just ideal and a nice welcome to ease the hot and humid atmosphere we are going through. And don't forget to enhance the beauty of your plants, place them in beautiful planters as well. Visit to check their huge selection of planters and pots and avail of their free shipment plus amazing valued services being offered.

The Gift of Eyesight

Yesterday was really a busy day at the hospital. There was a medical mission for patients with cataract. A number of cataract surgeries were performed under the expertise of Dr. Faigar. Unfortunately, there was a power interruption in the middle of the day so, the supposedly number of patients was cut down to 50 percent. Nonetheless, it was still a successful event.

It was really a tiring day but after seeing the happy faces of post op patient's, it was definitely all worth it. They were really glad to have taken advantage of the chance to be able to see the beauty of the world. And I can totally agree with them because I myself also have problems with my vision. I am near-sighted with astigmatism so I have to use eyeglasses or contacts to be able to see clearly.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Inconsiderate Supervisors

I really had the worst time during my duty at the hospital. And nothing pisses me off more than dealing with inconsiderate, narrow-minded, heartless supervisors / heads. I requested my colleague to swap our scheduled duties for the reason that I had a very important appointment to attend last Monday. He kindly granted my request so I thought nothing could go wrong with the change of schedules I did. I immediately informed our chief nurse through text of the said swap. I didn't expect to receive a reply since we are used to such "no reply" from our chief nurse. Anyway, my purpose was just to let her informed and I also left a letter in her office to state the full detail of the swap. And I thought everything was fine, but to my uttermost disappointment, our chief nurse was mad upon receiving the text and having learned of the swap.

The following day, when I reported for my duty, I noticed that she was already aloof with me and I know she was just waiting for the right time to give me her word (naghulat na ang kasaba). She didn't even wait for me to come to her office and even gave her piece right in front of the attending physician doing her rounds. I tried to reason with her and frustratingly, all my words fell to deaf ears. She tried to penalized me by removing one of my scheduled duties.

I really felt bad and violated. I had been a good nurse and my reliable performance is proof to that. It was my first time to make a swap and look what I got. And to think that I never ever complained for the many times I was overworked and went overtime without pay. I am almost over this bad incident. I am just glad that my family and friends are always around to cheer me up and give me a boost of energy to continue working. I'll let this pass for now, and hopefully, this will never happen again.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

The Right Marketing Data

Nowadays, more and more people are thinking of putting up their own business and taking the plunge of the entrepreneurship world. It is a tough job that one should really be prepared to before committing oneself. Along with building your business establishment is the challenge on how to keep it organized and running smoothly. And this is through applying proper marketing strategies which covers your direct mail and telemarketing needs.

If you are a business owner or working on some kind of a profitable project, you should have an effective marketing list to properly address your campaigns to your designated consumers. You also have to think about the consumer mailing lists which should contain properly analyzed and compiled data of consumers and help you in delivering the latest information about your company thus keeping your target customers updated. Sometimes I receive emails from companies telling me about their product or service that are not of use to me or even applicable. It is quite annoying and I must say it is a bad advertising campaign.

If you have the right marketing data, your advertising through telephone and mail can be a lot easier. Rejections may be lessened and success rate of your business will surely improve. Good thing there are dependable
list brokers around that you can rely on to provide such data. So don't wait and waste time, give what your customers are looking for and look for the trusted list brokers to give you the right marketing data you need.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Be Patient or Be A Patient

I got this funny but sensible statement from my friend Xenia, and I can totally relate what she is trying to say. Be patient --- with things and plans in your life. Try to extend to the fullest your patience as much as you can. Things may not be going the way you wanted it to happen but just wait and try to be patient.

On the other hand, if you feel that you cannot take it anymore and everything seems to be falling apart, no hope to grip, everything is void without a ray of light to fathom...(duh..emote)... you could always choose to end your fight. Thus, you end up being a loser and be one of the patients in the hospital...

The latter one may seem be the easiest option but obviously, we will not go for it because we don't want to end up being a loser. Right! So no matter how hard life may seem, let's not give up. Just a thought that I wanted to share with you guys. Keep going! I do hope that things will really get better soon. :)