Wednesday, February 27, 2008

It was quite a tiring shift for me. Supposedly I should be going home by 3 pm. But since we had a new admission in the nursery, a premature baby who was kinda toxic, we stayed beyond 3 pm in the unit until the endorsement is done. Yes we have a premature baby in the nursery. He's 5 months in his mom's womb and was placed inside the incubator and had a lot of tubes attached in his little body.

After lunch, his O2 saturation was decreasing so we have to call for the attending physician. During that time, it was like past 3 pm, another patient in the delivery room is going to give birth. *Phew

Anyways, they were not my patient. I was taking care of another premature in the observation unit and was kinda pissed with him because he was not sucking well. He's kinda lazy in sucking his milk through the feeding bottle. So I have to introduce his milk through his orogastric tube instead. Even then, during my last feeding, he vomited. It was frustrating because my goal is to feed him through his feeding bottle of at least 15 ml and up. If he can do that, there is a higher chance for him to be discharge.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Why Pray?

"Jesus prayed and He told us to pray. We can be sure that the answer will come, and it will be good. If it is not exactly what we expected, chances are we were not asking for quite the right thing. Our heavenly Father hears the prayer, but wants to give us bread rather than stone."

- Elisabeth Elliot

I pray not only because there are things that I ask of Him. I pray because I thank Him for all the blessings that He bestows on me. But there are times, I often wonder whether or not God does hear my prayers. Some of my prayers were answered the way I wanted it to be, though some were not. It does made me upset. But I try to think that perhaps this isn't the right time to receive an answer from Him, or possibly it wasn't meant for me.

Last night, I prayed something from Him and asked for signs, apparently He gave me the answer that I didn't expect. It causes confusion in my part if that was really it. But I guess it might be it and have to accept it. I may be disappointed, but I think it's for the better. I'm sad. Was it really the answer? back really hurts! *Sob

Monday, February 25, 2008

Boredom in Work

I sometimes feel bored when working, especially if I had a lot of time to stare at the wall. I find myself staring at the wall clock waiting for the time to ran fast.

Elliot stated in her book, that the cause of boredom is the hatred of work. Let's see, yes I feel bored because I don't like the fact of working a less toxic area since it's kinda tiring to wait for your shift to end. Unlike if you're busy with what you are doing, you cannot feel tiredness and the time is fast for you. I guess there's some truth with Elliot's statement there. Don't you agree?

People may have the perception of equating work to obligation. We are obliged to work because we needed to and we are obliged to. Hence, most of us are not satisfied with what we are doing which causes us to feel tired and bored at work. We see ourselves whining about it and here comes the younger ones witnessing our negative attitude towards work. Time will come that they too would feel the same way when they get to work.

Apparently, Elliot reminded us that the Lord in His time did worked also. He served in the carpenter shop of His father Joseph. He was responsible, learned skill and above all, He loved His work and find "the glory of work as a gift to glorify His heavenly Father".

The message she is trying to convey is to learn to like and love our work. Let us recognize God's gracious gift in every single task we make. If we see this, we'll learn true happiness, eventually other people will too. "Fulfillment is not a goal to achieve, but always the by-product of sacrifice".

"Teach us, Good Lord, to labor and to ask for no reward save that of knowing that we do Thy will".
- St. Ignatius Loyola

Sunday, February 24, 2008


Most of us find making decision a hard time. We spent awful time making up our minds. Even I am guilty of it. Perhaps it is one of my weaknesses to make a decision. I have to think it over and over again to be sure if I am making the right one. Which I think is not bad, right?

But then according to Elisabeth Elliot's "Keep a Quiet Heart", James wrote in his epistle that trust is the remedy for this indecision. Therefore, he is telling us to ask for wisdom if we don't know what to do and to be sure that we really expect God to tell us...
"for a doubtful mind will be as unsettled as a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind; and every decision you then make will be uncertain, as you turn first this way and then that. If you don't ask with faith, don't expect the Lord to give you any solid answer"
(James 1:6-8)

Friday, February 22, 2008

Edison Chen Sex Scandal..."I failed as a Role Model"

Oh my! It was just awhile ago when I happened to stumble at Girltalk and read the topic related to Edison's sex scandal. For those people who didn't know him, Edison Chen is an Asian actor, particulary in Hong Kong. The scandal spread globally by of course through the internet. To cut the story short, Edison had his laptop repaired where it contains those private photos of him and his ladies during their pleasure moments. Geez, I found those pics in the internet! And it was comment. See it for yourself then but I'm no way gonna post those pics here in my blog. Haha.

The scandal were those pictures of Edison and his ladies, I mean exes and other ladies (I don't know who his exes were, except for Gillian), while having their thing. You know what I mean! Anwyays, I found this video clip on youtube whereby Edison apologizes for the pictures as well as the ladies involved and taking responsibility for it and admittedly quitting Hong Kong showbiz.

"I admitted most of the photos being circulated on the internet were taken by me. But these photos were in private & have not been shown to people & were never intended to be shown to anyone. These photos were stolen from me illegally & distributed without my consent..."

"I would like now to apologize to all the people for all the sufferings that has caused, that has been caused & the problems that has been risen from these..."

"I would like to apologize to all the ladies & to all their families, for any harm or hurt that thay have been build. I am sorry..."

"However, I hope this matter would teach everyone a lesson. To all the young people in our community, let be a lesson to you all. This is not an example to set for you..."

Wednesday, February 20, 2008


Few days back, you heard me whining about my work. Apparently I was having PMS (premenstrual syndrome) that time so I was kinda irritable and had these mood swings…stuffs most women undergoes. LOL.

Due to my reflections during my spare time, I came to realize that I was being close minded. I wasn't open to new learnings…new ideas. Given that I had gained experience from another institution, I stood by from what I learned from there, even though I was aware that every institution has it’s own set of protocols. It was just that I found myself having a hard time adjusting with the new working environment and new people. I always wanted to quit. I always woke up feeling like it was a burden for me to go to work. I realized I wasn’t flexible enough. Good thing, my mom stood by my side, reassuring me that everything would be okay...encouraging me not to quit.

There were people that I hated to be with. Not compromising with them nor understanding them. It felt like every body was against me. It hindered me from mingling with them, though not all. Hehe. As you can see, it doesn’t feel nice to work and be with people whom you are not okay with. Don’t get me wrong, there were no rivalries between us. It’s just my gut feelings. Hope you understand what I meant.

And this time, with much thinking I’ve done these past few days, I had spotted these weaknesses and let go of it. I humbly opened myself with the teachings from my seniors. Those people I feared and hated to be with, I learned to understand and compromise with them. I now knew how to adapt with the new environment and it felt much peaceful and serene now. I am now seeing myself enjoying my work with my colleagues and seniors.

So I looked at the bright side of this situation…”that it’s not bad to learn new things, in fact it would help me become better in my profession”. “It isn’t bad to be inferior sometimes, I am no omnipotent and I have no right to act like one. People come and go, and every people we meet gives us new blessings and new learnings in life no matter how different the personality one has”.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Almost Lost...

I woke up quite early this morning for my morning shift duty in the nursery. It was 4:30 am then, and since I thought I still have a lot of time left, I hit on the pc and checked my accounts. By then it was 6:00 am, I hurriedly fixed myself up and ate my breakfast. After putting on moisturizer on my hands, I then put on my wristwatch.

Upon arriving in the nursery unit, I did hand washing first before I handle any babies, it was the institution's standard procedure. It was then I realized that I'm not wearing my watch. I frantically looked over for it in my pants and in the dressing room. Unluckily, I wasn't able to find it so I had quite a hard time monitoring the vital signs of my patient since I have to looked up to the wall clock.

When I reached home, I scanned over my bag and...taddaahh! I found my watch! It was a relief for my part. LOL. I have always been like this, I mean, the memory gap thingy. It only resolves when I take Ferrous Sulfate, but I avoided taking it this time since it's quite irritating to my stomach even though I'm taking it after meals. Phew!

Anyways, am I making sense here? Haha. Obviously I have nothing to blog about...but my mishaps. I need some oxygen in my brain. Tee Hee!

Monday, February 18, 2008

Miss Invisible

Admit it or not, I guess I'm a Marie Digby fan already. The first time I saw this half Irish, half-Japanese lass on youtube with her rendition of Rihanna's umbrella, I have to say this girl has talent. So now, I'm sharing you one of her original songs, "Miss Invisible"...

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Friendster Photo Album

At last, Friendster had come up with this photo album thingy just like with the Multiply's. I can now upload more photos and organized them into albums. Neat isn't it! They should have done this way before.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Best Thing Found: Zenni Optical

Tired of your plain eyeglasses? Wouldn't it be nice to wear stylish prescription glasses?

Here are the spectacles that are not just stylish but also affordable and in high quality. Zenni Optical $8 Rx Glasses are what we needed for that stylish and sophisticated look even with a prescription eyeglasses on. It is made of high quality stylish frame and thin and light lenses. No need to worry about scratches for these contains anti-scratch coating to protect your spectacles. Not only that, it also protects your eyes from UV rays. Great isn't it?

More choices to make at Zenni Optical! They do sell internationally as well.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

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Wednesday, February 13, 2008


Hours to go before hitting Valentine's Day! People are now starting to greet every one a Happy Heart's Day! How about you? Who are you celebrating this day with?

Me and my boyfriend never celebrated this day together. *Sob. It's just that I already got accustomed in spending this day with my family. Honestly speaking, I don't even find this a special day, not that I'm deviating from it but it seems to me that it's just another ordinary day though the difference is that I find quite a few people greeting each other, including myself. Though it's nice to see other people looking forward to this day. You'll see how their smile blooms and how they're way too busy worrying about what to give for their loved ones and it's kinda sweet, I think. For some, they're worried who their dates will be. LOL. Funny but true!

While here in the Philippines, there is this annual event called Lovapalooza wherein couples gather around in the designated location for the event and they would altogether kiss simultaneously for a definite time in national TV. It started in 2004 for the Philippine's campaign for the Guiness Record. Now it's already been celebrated for years in celebration for the valentine's day.

Anyways, I just longed for Cupid to give me bunch of flowers and stocks of chocolates this February 14. That would make me happier! Haha...

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Weird Habit

I'm presently taking care of these two 3 month old puppies, Lexie and Harvey. Actually this is the first time I ever have to take care of pets by myself and I think I'm doing fine.

Anyways, since I'm new to this stuff, I still don't have a lot of ideas about dogs. I've been reading forums and blogs related to dogs and they've been a great help for me in taking care of my pets and understanding them.

But what I don't understand is, why does my Lexie loves to sleep with open legs, this way...

This isn't the first time I've caught her in this position. I can say, this might be her favorite position since it seems she's really comfortable with this. But I find it weird and funny. Haha.

Does any of you knows the reason why?

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Am I depressed?

Your Depression Level: 76%

You seem to have moderate depression.
Your symptoms are bad enough that they're effecting your everyday life.
You would benefit greatly from professional help.
Yesterday, I had the urge to go to the mall to unwind. But before that, I dropped by Davao Medical Center to get my IV license and followed up my application form. LOL. Then off I went to the mall.

I walked around and did some window shopping. I was thinking of buying myself an Ipanema flip flops from the Republik shop, but unfortunately I didn't like the designs. So I thought of buying a new clothes instead, a slim jeans or a blouse maybe. Still, I didn't get to like the designs from the various store I went to until I stumbled on Sugar & Spice and saw this cute sandals. So I bought it!

After which I headed up to National Bookstore and thought of buying a book. I found this book by Elisabeth Elliot's, Keep a Quiet Heart. It's a sort of an inspirational book which is what I needed this time for some kind of motivation. Hekhek.

On the other hand, I want to greet every Chinese and Chinese at heart out there a Happy New Year (Kung Hei Fat Choi)!

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Ultrasound Technicians

Medical professions are quite a big hit these days due to the fact that there is an increasing demands for health care as more and more people are becoming aware of their health and in their future. That is the reason behind why there is a great demand for these professions, not just in the United States but globally as well.

However, the demand is not merely limited to physicians and nurses. Ultrasound technicians are also greatly needed in the medical field being driven by the aging population, increase demands for diagnostic imaging, advances in diagnostic imaging and the desire of patients to use alternatives to radiological procedures. Employment will grow more in the hospitals as their primary employer, physician's offices and diagnostic centers.

An ultrasound tech must be equipped with the appropriate skills needed to understand and operate complicated diagnostic equipments, physical stamina to help transport and lift a patient, visual acuity to understand and select appropriate diagnostic images for physician diagnosis, accurately record patient information, excellent communication skills to interact with the patient and to establish rapport with the patients to help them feel at ease during the procedures. It takes a lot of self confidence and problem solving ability, it's not just taking a picture of an organ but knowing the organ and the images you need. Being able to acquire these skills, one must be trained well in the right schools that can help you all about the new technology. I found this great site that would help those who wanted to be an ultrasonographer find the right ultrasound technician school for them.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

I just feel like blogging tonight about what I'm feeling right now. So please bear with me. LOL.

To this point I have to say that I'm freaking pissed! I think I needed a time out! It's just been a week but I'm really tired and disoriented. Perhaps being brought about by night shifts work? I guess I'm having mood swings again coz I'm really not in the good mood or perhaps blame it on PMS. I get irritated easily by everyone and every thing. *Sigh. Fortunately some people may not notice it since I'm the quiet type. So they don't know when and how I get annoyed. LOL.

I didn't even cared to feed my puppies this time. I ran out of dog food and asked my father to buy one for them. And since he had forgotten it, he just told me to feed them table food instead. Again I'm pissed and just ignored my puppies while I continue watching House M.D. on dvd. Poor them! Good thing my brother took care of them for awhile while I'm still in the process of recharging. *Swt.

Just this afternoon, upon waking up, I tried to communicate with my boyfriend over YM but since he's busy with his Ragnarok, I didn't bother to wait for his reply because I'm starting to get irritated again and there's no one I could talk to. *Sob

Urrghh! I need to destress. I need a good night sleep for now. Thanks for your time!

Saturday, February 2, 2008

I was dead tired this morning upon reaching home and went straight to bed without even eating my breakfast nor change my clothes and wash my face at least. I had my night duty in the nursery unit for two nights and I'm thankfully taking a day off today.

Anyways, I never thought that working in the nursery was tiring. I always thought it was cute to take care of these adorable newborns and expected it would just be an easy task to take. But mind you, it was dead tiring. I can't even take a single nap because I have to feed and burped my baby every two hours plus attend the other crying babies, give their medications if any, monitor their vital signs, change their diaper, bathe and weigh them, do cord care and carry out doctor's orders plus my charting... that is usually the task of the night shift nurses. Aside from these, you have to wash and sterilize their feeding bottles, change linens of the babies and in the unit also, update the census and so on. And if there's a pregnant mother about to give birth, the nursery nurse have to prepare all the necessary things for the new baby and assist the pediatrician in the delivery room to receive the newborn. Phew!

I'm not whining! Hehe। I just didn't expect this to be harder than taking care of an adult patient. I have to attend to every demands of the babies. I thought it was cool to be a nursery nurse. Haha. Still I like babies, and I'm still thinking about it if I really want to be a nursery nurse in the future. Haha. More challenging than I thought. And more adjustments to make. Tee Hee!

Friday, February 1, 2008

Just love this!

Can't help but rave about Kojie San. I've been using their soap for over a year and I can attest that it's really good to attain that fairer skin we, girls really craved for. It's a kojic acid soap by the way that helps lighten the skin.

For the first few months of using, I experienced dryness of skin and micro peeling so I need to moisturize often to combat this dryness. Aside from these there was a slight burning sensation on other parts of my body, so I just rinse it with water immediately.

Many are quite eager to see the results quickly. But I tell you gals, it take months to see the result, just be patient! Anyway, I just bought their new products in the market, their lotion and facial cream. It should help lighten the skin faster than just using the soap.