Friday, November 12, 2010

thoughts on trimming down

I have been having thoughts of trimming down lately. I think I now belong to the obese category if I'm going to calculate my body mass index. I know that I should loose weight because it is not healthy anymore but I just couldn't resist eating! I know that I should loose weight if I want to get pregnant but I just can't stop munching every sweet desserts that caught my eyes. I'm trying the no carbo after 6pm. Hope I make this one work!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


We attended HIV seminar today. It was a very informative seminar since HIV and AIDS are very relevant today. Statistics shown that there's an increasing number of infected people and Davao got the second slot next to metro manila. This is not a joke and everybody must take this seriously. To break the seriousness and to kill the time, the speaker gave us some personality quiz. We had so much fun and we discovered something that we never thought of about ourselves.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


Back to work today, woke up early but end up late. I was 7 minutes late! my first late for november. Was kind of bad tripped but had to let it pass. It was partly my fault. Anyways, I went to PICU where I was scheduled to report as reliever. We only had 2 patients and thank God they have stable vital signs even though their are both intubated. I was with one picu staff and one trainee. At around 8 am i received a phone call from the senior nurse of one of wards where I was working, she told me to attend the policy making session since our senior was on leave. I left PICU and went to the library where the session is. Head nurses of all the department of Mindanao Heart Center were there plus our supervisor. The session was kind of heavy and very tiring. Policy making is indeed not an easy thing to do for a junior staff like me. But on the other hand, I enjoyed the day, I learned a lot from the experience, plus we were treated for lunch by our supervisor. The session was fruitful in a way, another session will be considered since most of the units were just halfway through.

Monday, November 8, 2010


Monday night was the best! Had dinner with popsie at wings and dip. It was a dream come true because I have been craving for pasta since morning. Wings and Dips is situated at Mabini St., here in Davao City. It's a small place but cozy and conducive for eating. Their main specialty is Buffalo Wings! yum! yum!yum! They offer combo meals that are of reasonable prices. I ordered the meal with Buffalo wings with garlic flavor plus blue cheese dip with hungarian pasta and a side dish of mashed potato, Pops got honey barbeque flavored wings with mustard dip, bolognese pasta and a side dish of corn and carrots. We were contented with what we ate that we left the place super full.

Sunday, November 7, 2010


While we were on our way to church we saw this rainbow. What a delightful site to see, so refreshing in the eyes. Its quite short, may just 1/4 of the arc, but hey! doesn't matter, its not everyday that we see rainbows right? here's a shot of it....

Saturday, November 6, 2010


Ronald and I went to attend the civil rights of the union of my high school friend chin and his partner ae. It was indeed a very memorable event. All the people who went there were wearing a smile of affirmation that indeed love rules in the heart of the couple. The place was elegantly decorated with pink and red flowers and was serenaded with a band with an exemplary voice. For me it was a one classy evening, not exaggerated, just perfect….. While waiting for our food to be served, I grabbed the chance to take some pictures of the flowers at our centerpiece…. I got an interesting shot that reflected Ronald’s face in the mirror. As a promise, I’ll exclusively use my cell phone’s camera…. So here it is…

My thoughts!

I'm going to start a series of posts..... hopefully I can do this everyday...... where in I'm going to post things that would interest me in my day to day journey. I'll try to make it visual as possible, so I'm going to take pictures of those things strictly using my cellphone cam.... Challenge huh? Well, i need to.... i have to start disciplining my self and make my plans come into reality. Stay tuned!

Congratulation and Best Wishes!

Today marks the day when my friend, chin, will finally the knot and say "i do" to his prince charming. Wishing them a lifetime full of love and happiness. It's just so amazing how to people met and eventually fell in love. The love story of this friend of mine is one unique love story and it just proves that if things are meant to be it will eventually happen no matter how long the wait is! Well, the long wait is finally over! Congratulation and Best Wishes Chin and AE!

Friday, November 5, 2010


Hi there! It’s Duty mode for me now. Sigh! This is the time when everybody else is asleep and we, nurses, have to stay up to watch over and care for our patients. Fortunately our other patient was transferred to another unit yesterday afternoon; we are now caring for one CABG patient. Still at critical state as he has just entered on his first 24-hour immediate post-op. Though his vital signs are fair and stable but we don’t want to be complacent about it because anytime our patient could go on arrhythmia. As much as we would want to doze off, sad to say we can’t. Maybe I’ll just have to wait a few more hours before hitting the sack. That’s it for now. Ciao!

Monday, November 1, 2010

I Love Scrubs!

I'm a nurse and is currently working as a cardio-vascular recovery room nurse. I have this thing for fashionable, comfortable scrub suits. I believe i can function better if I'm wearing scrubs that is comfy and light. There have been scrubs in the market that are very expensive and yet not of good quality. I'm lucky enough to have encountered as i have been surfing the net, a quality nursing scrubs on sale. There, i was able to check into different designs of scrubs and designer caps.

Oops, this store doesn't only limit their scrubs to nurses but doctors can also avail of it as well. They had wide arrays of doctor scrubs readily available for purchase and they are equally comfy and fashionable too. In addition, for those who are planning to buy bulk orders they are all the more ready for it! They are offering wholesale scrub purchasing. In that way, you're clinic or unit would never go wrong when it comes to scrubs! Check the site now!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

ECG for Generalists

I was one of the fortunate ones who was able to attend this prestigious seminar. The Seminar was conducted by the Philippine Heart Association. The lecturers were the best cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons of Davao City. We were taught the basics of ECG interpretation and other factors that could cause alterations on the ECG tracings of patients with cardiac problems. I might say it was one hell of an experience, I'm not confident enough to read tracing but I can say that I'm gradually loving ECG!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Purple Perfect

I have been helping out my friend in preparing for her wedding. One of her biggest worries is to find a perfect wedding invitation for her big day. We keep on looking over the internet for some designs and some nice wordings for the invites. My friend wanted to keep it simple with compromising the elegant elements. We were indeed feeling lucky that time that we came across this nice site that caters all wedding needs that every couple dream of.
My wanted her motif to be somewhere in between pink and violet, as these are her favorite colors. I suggested to her the purple wedding invitation we saw at the website, it exudes class and elegance, perfectly fit for the occasion. She instantaneously agreed with me and personally handpicked the purple riches design for her. Good thing we have wedding sites nowadays that could assist us in our wedding preparations. To all who are planning for their big day, you may want to start working in the convenient of your own home.


I've been experimenting on some new recipes and guess what? I'm quite contented with the taste! chocolately and moist! hmmmm..... just perfect! Hope I could do it all over again! hahaha!

Friday, October 15, 2010


Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency is a hereditary disorder that may cause hemolytic anemia to the person expose to fava. Two of my co-nurses' babies were diagnosed to have g6pd and its becoming more popular nowadays. This disorder is detected during newborn screening, so it is rightfully to subject every newborn to this test in order to prevent exacerbation of the disorder by having necessary precautions on the food intake of the newborns.
I have looked into some of the symptoms of this disorder from WIKIPEDIA

Hope this could help all expectant mothers out there.

Monday, October 4, 2010


that's all i can say!!!!! my friends and I were supposed to leave for manila for a 3-day vacay but unfortunately we need to report to duty because we had 2 OR cases. We can't do anything about it but to cancel our trip and go on duty. What made it worst was that after we were able to discharge our patient from the unit, we were advised to report to other ward for no reason at all. So ruthless!!!!