Something colorful for today! Yeah, because Ruby has already left. Cabanatuan is back on its humid attitude. So, something light is appropriate for this day.
Thursday, December 11, 2014
As of the moment, I haven't watched the full show yet but my feeds were all bombarded by the recently held Victoria's secret Fashion Show which happened in London few days ago. Well, it's that time of the year when you, together with your friends, gather up and watch the show with food in your lap and feel the essential-guilt brought by the ever-gorgeous casting of VS. Just kidding. Well, don't be. I'd like to believe that VS just want women ( and men to their respective partners) everywhere to feel confident and celebrate diversity. And to live a sort of a healthy lifestyle, perhaps, to achieve those fit and toned bodies. I'm not really sure but I hope these are enough reasons for you not to feel bad. Well, just don't feel bad anyway, 'coz your beautiful in your own way. ;)
Saturday, December 6, 2014
Thursday, December 4, 2014
Semi-foreman. My clothes look semi-formal to casual but with the vibe of a construction site as depicted by my background and my haggardness. As if I am the one in-charge with the project! LOL. I can't even remember the last time I wore a vest for an outfit. The look was very early-2000's. I used to wear them a lot when I was in high school. But given that December is around the corner, why not wear them again. The weather is not that hot like that during summers but it's not definitely that cold. Just the right balance, especially when it's already evening.
Of course, it is also that time of the year when DJ Earworm's "United States of Pop" Music Mash-up is also on air and available. It has been a tradition for some of us to listen on it and keep on being amazed on how he was able to do this or his team. The mash-up was entitled "Do What You Wanna Do", quite fitting for the new generation. The music includes hits of Iggy, katy Perrry, Pharell, Lorde and lots more. Well, find out more and listen to the music below. What do you think of it?
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
While the Angels are in London, Cara and Kendall chose to be with Legends in Austria. Well, if I were also on their shoes, I will also do the same. And as part of the Chanel's Paris-Salzburg 2014/15 Métiers d'art collection, Karl Lagerfeld made and directed a short film entitled "Reincarnation" featuring the song "CC the World" composed by Grammy-award-winning musician Pharell Williams. The short film debuted the latest collections and other models like male Topmodel Baptiste Gabbiconi and also the singing and dancing career of Cara Delevingne while she waltzed in a very chic ballgown with Pharell. Also the film starred Geraldine Chaplin as Coco Chanel. Enjoy the film below and let me here your thoughts.
Monday, December 1, 2014
First of all, Happy Birthday to Elmer and thank you for another free meal of my life. LOL. We celebrated his birthday at Desserts Chalet at Kapitan Pepe Subdivision here in Cabanatuan City. I like the fact that a lot of restaurants and cafes are now available in the city. I now have something to tell my friends where to go here whenever they visit my hometown. Unlike before, there are fewer places available. That is why I felt like a foreigner in my own town when I got back after finishing my college studies. I would love to share what's around the city in my next posts.
Sunday, November 30, 2014
Saturday, November 29, 2014
Thursday, November 27, 2014
The Christmas is truly in the air. I can finally feel it while the evening mellow wind brushes my cheeks. I really wish we have snow here in the Philippines. But it is still fine, the essence of Christmas is not measured by the inch of snow bulking up on your windshield nor the number of parties you will be attending to. It's about love and sharing our blessings. So, to make it really really obvious and show that you really care, you have to give gifts to the people you cared the most. You can give the fanciest gifts but it's optional (We can talk about it. ehem ehem) So to help you guys out on what items to buy for your upcoming exchange gift in your Christmas Party, here are some of which I think are the hottest item right now.
Monday, November 24, 2014
Maybe some of you have already visited my P I L I | P I N O page on Tumblr. You can share the photos as well on Facebook from H E R E. It's actually my page devoted in my advocacy to celebrate the Filipino look and help other people, especially the youth to appreciate what they have, their unique looks. *** Pretty Hurts by Beyonce playing *** That there's nothing wrong and that we all shouldn't be carried away by what the media and beauty products' marketing strategies are telling us.
Saturday, November 22, 2014
I don't know what's up with the trend of everything right now. It's like all the bombarding visuals in terms of design and production just went to a low note. Like in fashion, normcore is getting the new "thing". Like Lady GaGa used them all and took it away from the whole world. Now, we have Beyonce in a somewhat amateur-home-looking-music video but still with explosive dance moves and unique vocals. I just want to think that it helps listeners or viewers to really appreciate and focus on the craft of the artists. (Though Lady GaGa still have both). Anyway, here you go.
Friday, November 21, 2014
Nothing to post about me. But this song is giving me lots of good vibes, like, Amy Winehouse feeling (May she rest in peace). Everything were cute and popping. I love the idea that the music industry is breaking the biased norms for performers and superstars. We can now all see celebrities which we all can relate to from body size to any age. That's all till my next post. Enjoy the music video!
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Just me, my friends, the beach and all the fun under the sun. The sea never fails to seduce me. Maybe I was a mermaid in my past life. I always have that orgasmic state whenever my soles are submerged into the waves. There is this certain feeling of being recharged whenever my whole body floats or is soaked under the water. It's like my soul is feasting and my body is one with the ocean; like some Lana del Rey-ish music is humming through my mind.
Monday, November 17, 2014
At last! I'm back in the beach! The countryside always attracts me. Maybe that is because I grew up in Nueva Ecija wherein vast fertile plains stretched throughout the province as farms and forests. The beach is definitely a priority over a pool. I'm talking about San Juan, La Union. The weather's kinda stingy and the waves were really big enough for the surfers to glide over the cloud nines. But the dimmed sky never stopped us from having fun and being the cam-whores that we are (or that I am?. LOL). It drizzled a little later but I guess we've shot enough dry moments. So here it is, being caressed by the warm breeze from the South China Sea.
And so here it is, our unplanned trip to Baguio when we are bound to La Union. The trip was sponsored by my balikbayan super friend Jem who came home from Singapore. Her stay was brief, like a week. I already can't wait the moment when it will be my turn to treat my friends to wherever and whatever we want to do. But for now, I will be just accepting and enjoying all the invitations and make the most out of them. User-friendly-much? Yeah it kinda seemed like that way. LOL. But hey! it's free and it was offered with a smile and a touch of a hand. What is youth for? What are friends for? ;)
Sunday, November 16, 2014
This would be my first post which I think could be tagged as "Style" post. All my previous posts were like talking about more of my travel and just a link to my Lookbook.nu account regarding my outfit. So, as part of continuously reinventing my blog, I would be posting about my perspective about style and fashion from now on and I hope it could help others as well. Also, please feel free to share about my posts so other would know that men can actually wear women's clothing like the way women could wear men's. Talk about androgyny, unisexuality and gender-benders. I'll be telling more regarding our trip in a separate post so please stay tuned and for now, give way from my first ever Style post.
Friday, November 14, 2014
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Sunday, October 19, 2014
Not so long time ago back in college, our instructor for Nursing Management asked us what field in Nursing do we want to pursue after college. I remembered answering shamelessly and loudly , a Celebrity Nurse! LOL (even though I knew there is nothing as such)! That was so fame-whore and naive of me but I was young then that's why it's still funny and that's it and we needed a little ice-breaker once in a while. Then, she told me that there is no such thing (I know). She synthesized it for me and gave me a title, "Media Nurse" and accepted it like a crown. We continued to have our discussion and realized that among the fields discussed that day, the Cruise Ship Nurse takes the biggest money and perks of travelling which entice me so much up until now. Everything was all dreamy and seemed to be achieved easily back then. I graduated and passed the board exam for Nurses. I am currently in the practice now and having a taste of the real world. It is all happening now and it's real and bitter-sweet.
How would I start with this one? I really feel that I have the duty to my fellow nurses because our oath includes caring for the humanity, and care is eternally unconditional. Additionally, the last time I check the species charts, Nurses are humans too, whom need care as well. Nurses are like other people out there who got bills to pay and families or people to support and feed. We are not automatons. I don't want to sound melancholic but this is the reality. I don't have the legit numerical datum to support what I'm saying here but there are some 6269 people who already signed up online for Nurses for Change Movement as I type so there must be something wrong. As I came across this Nursing for Change Movement and its petition, I felt that I must do something about it and not just be one of the Facebook "Likers" because that won't really help (I guess) and I doubt if blogging would help this issue too. I am a Novice in the practice and will be sharing what I have observed in my 1 year and 5 months (and still counting) of being a nurse.
I don't usually blog about sensitive issues but this one has something to do with me. This is my blog and my opinion counts like yours. :) So since I have this not-so-famous-blog of mine, I'd like to be a medium to extend this petition to my colleagues. Also, to share the agony of some nurses which is not really new to me because I am currently in the practice. A lot of my acquaintance and friends are also nurses whom have different experiences and worked in other fields and hospitals, but we all have this same denominator, the lack or unjust compensation and opportunities for nurses.
Some got luckier than anyone of us and secured a position and are being paid in government or in private hospitals but not the salary that the existing law mandates. But still, they are thankful because receiving a regular salary is already a big blessing for a Nurse here in Philippines even if it is below 5000-8000php a month, even if there are no added benefits or such, or even if you have to work more than 8 hours a day, even if the hospital can't provide your facial masks and alcohol. Nursing in the Philippines is like the fashion industry, it is cut-throat, a daily bloodbath, and dog-eats-dog!
Some got a little lucky. They work as Nurse Volunteers in some hospitals for free. Some requires them to have a duty of 8-16 hours, depending on the institution. No payment needed. They are just after the Certificate of Experience then apply for Nursing opportunities abroad with uncertainty. But still, most of them are thankful because they don't have to shell out cash. BECAUSE, some hospitals made an enterprise out of this unfortunate situation for Nurses. Some hospitals are asking for "Training Fee" from nurses before they can acquire their experience like around 3000php up to 10000php (based on my interview). Some may bite this offer because they have the means but not everybody. Not only that, after a span of time like 3-6 months, these hospitals doesn't guarantee them that they will absorb these "Nurse Trainees" to be their regular or permanent staff nurses.
Some went to have additional education and pursued Medicine, Masters Program and Specialization Training like Dialysis, EMT etc. Well, if you got the buns, why not? But unfortunately, again, not everybody can avail these advantageous programs. Some of the nurses' family like ours have already shelled out so much during their 4-year collegiate studies. Plus, if you studied somewhere far from home, like the bills for apartment/dormitory rental, city charges, allowance, school requirements, etc. Plus, if you have other studying siblings along the way or in college like you. ( I salute to all the providers of every family)
Some have been, not really unfortunate at all, but enduring, practical and passionate of what they do. They found other ways to make a descent living. Some ventured into various businesses (Nurse Entrepreneurs in the making). Some pursued opportunities like being a Call Center Representative, Network Marketer, Event Organizer, Reflexologist, Designer, Stylist, Hair and Make-up Artist, Fashion Model and anything you could think of. Believe me. I have met all of them and they are my friends. Some are happy and some are not. I found nothing wrong with these because nurses are naturally strong and creative individuals and we must create opportunities for ourselves and not just wait for opportunities to come in front of us.
I still consider myself lacking valuable knowledge and wisdom for I am still young. But I always wanted to share an obvious fact that we are not different from other people, Nurses. We all have 24-hours a day. Some people still succeed in life even if they didn't reach or finish college (though proper education might help you in lot of other ways). It's just a matter of goal-setting so that every day you will spend onward is a day well-spent toward your objectives and goal. Success is the process itself actualizing a goal. Success is the journey to our dreams so be sure to enjoy it.
It is a good thing that we have fellow Nurses pushing Nurses for Change Movement now and that they are fighting for the Nurses welfare. I am an optimist, but honestly, there is still this tiny portion in me that hinders me in totally believing that we could actually reach the justice needed for each Filipino Nurses (well, it's human nature to be a pessimist). Just watching the daily news that we have on the television talking about corruption, poverty, and war and disaster-stricken areas in the Philippines, etc., I just wonder how would we actualize what we are fighting for here. But that's not a problem as long as we, Nurses, know where we are heading. Eye on the goal! Patience is not a problem, we've been sleepless, standing in our duties and humiliated by some of our patients (not complaining, just stating), so I am very sure that we have been through a lot and we are already resilient.
So for now, all we can do is to sign-up, like, share and support necessary activities which you think will lead to the success of this movement. Keep our core values as Nurses and pray that this petition reach its proper decision and that we reach the justice for each Filipino Nurses.
Life is A Jernih
Monday, October 13, 2014
Saturday, October 11, 2014
Monday, October 6, 2014
Previously, I have blogged about the opening of Escuela. I also mentioned about a brood of young and talented people who came all the way from Tarlac and they address their group "Graphyt." And as stated in their Facebook page, they are composed of six weirdos who just happened to band together to form an art collective! The world is their canvas, and Tarlac is their paper :) It is very clear you can see what they mean through this post. So let's meet 4 of them briefly.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
The next trillion-dollar industry. That's what the business forecast have said regarding Health and Wellness. With all the new forms of diseases and adverse health conditions sprouting in the new millennium, people and different sectors of the industry that concerns health care have shifted from curative to preventive and health-promoting approach in terms of health and wellness. That's why the responsibility of keeping and maintaining one's optimal health has never been so important and emphasized like today. We can now take in-charge of our own health.
Sunday, September 14, 2014
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Classes have officially started at Ecsuela Restaurant + Cafe last Sepetember 8, 2014. As expected, the new place garnered a lot of hungry and foodies in quest for a new place to hang-out and dine with a brand new experience. Escuela definitely gives its customers not only gastric satisfaction but also visual enticement. The first day was a success and you can feel the rush and energy coming in the place.
The place is cleverly strategic, built in a building just across Saint Louis University at Bonifacio Street. Also, several boarding houses, dormitories and apartments surrounds the place. Escuela will surely serve more and more of its hungry student and city explorers.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
A new form of school was built in the City of Pines. And guess what? Recess is the major subject and there is no tuition fee. LOL. But don't get this wrong. I am referring to a newly built restaurant + cafe and it's inspired by the elements commonly found in a typical school. Like chairs, tables, blackboards and shelves with books.
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Sunday, August 17, 2014
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Thursday, May 15, 2014
Monday, May 12, 2014
Friday, May 9, 2014
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
One thing I have realized in blogging, maybe you guys as well, is that blogging at your own convenience, like what I am doing, might leave your blog in a hiatus once or twice or more. Well, I got a life to balance and to live and I believe that it's the way it should be, for me. Life isn't always about ups and good times. Sometimes you have to pause and go on a low note. All the good music must be that way because if music are constantly on a high note and pitch, it must be irritating and painful to the ears.