Friday, May 29, 2009

My Itchy Throat

For the past 2 days, I woke up in the morning so tired and weak. I had a sore throat and a head cold. But I need to get out of bed to clean the house and cook breakfast. Today, my throat is so itchy that at times, I keep on coughing. So after I cooked breakfast, I did not bother doing my household chores :-) Even at home, I guess I deserved a "sick leave" or else, I can't take care of other things.

Thank goodness today is Friday. And by tomorrow, I'll have some company at home to help me do with my chores, hehehe...

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Somebody's Hacking MyBlogLog & Yahoo Accounts!

Ok, here's my update on MyBlogLog. I thanked Mummygwen, Chubskulit, Ane, Meryl who left me comments and helped me on what to do. And since it does increase blog traffic, I decided to keep it up, even though I am still confuse on what to do next. I'll just read/do it step-by-step :p

Before I changed my password, I checked on my yahoo account first since I signed up with MyBlogLog using my yahoo account. I guess it was indeed hacked and somebody was using it and even filled up entries in my profile. I even read some comments (as if I made them!) that were nasty. I don't have any intention of posting the picture below (but now I'm posting it becoz I'm kinda sick of it, hehe) but this is the same image that appeared in my Yahoo account and in my MyBlogLog which I happily deleted it. Now, you can see my cute avatar pic after I visited your site ;)

Carmen Robles - Hey! This is not so my name!
“I got that hot body - 182!” - as if I made this description!
SHE SMASHED HER REARVIEW MIRROR - I didn't make this comment!
AIM is sexybabegirl1984 - DUH!!!! so not MEH!!!
WHO IS SHE???!!!!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

My BlogLog

What's wrong with My BlogLog profile? I was blog hopping this afternoon and I've noticed that my profile was changed to TeenageStar972692 with a picture that was not even me! I checked it out and it was indeed directed to my site. So, I deleted the image and changed my profile again(!) because I think this had happened 2x to me already.

I've been a member of My BlogLog for quite sometime but honestly, I don't know how to really use it, hehe. Actually, I did not bother much about this site before but then, I thought it was nice to be a part of a certain community. Anyway, can anyone share to me what benefit do I get from this site before I decide to delete it? I would greatly appreciate your help as I'm too lazy to read their guidelines, hehehe :D

Monday, May 25, 2009

Life At Home

It's so freaking hot this day that I decided to do the laundry this morning. However, it was ruined this afternoon when all of a sudden, heavy rain poured (for 15 minutes only - grrr!). What the hey! The sky was still sunny. I should've known. I should have trusted my instinct that when the weather is so hot and also so humid, rain will follow. What was I thinking? Anyway, the good part was, I'm done with my laundry. So what if it's still wet!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Home Away From Home

We were not able to plan our summer vacation so last weekend, at the spur of of the moment, we decided to check-in at Xavier Estates Country Club. We stayed to one of their Chalets to relax and unwind - and I relaxed indeed as I suffered terrible migraine that night and I felt like I was about to puke so, I went to bed early instead. The following day, I had dysmenorrhea that I decided not to go on swimming - what a party pooper I was!

Anyway, Chloe was still happy to be there as she enjoyed swimming at the pool with her dad. So, I became their photographer and errand girl ;). I posted a few pics in here and be posting more of Chloe's pics at her site - soon!

At the Chalet, before going home; Goofing around with Chloe

Twilight Series

The Twilight series of books by Stephenie Meyer are so popular nowadays, I'm pretty sure that a lot of you have probably already read them. A good friend of mine had told me to read Twilight last year but I wasn't that convinced at first. I didn't even bother to watch the movie. But last February, during which time I had contracted Mumps, my friend lent me her book, Twilight--which was the first of the series. She said it may help me divert my attention and not dwell too much on my depressing condition. And guess what? It did work, and worked wonders!

After reading the first book, I thought of buying my own copy right away but to no avail because it was always out of stock at the Bookstore. So, I decided to watch the movie and boy, was I entertained (though, I think the book version was still way better)! My friend let me borrow the second book, New Moon, and I finished reading it in one weekend. And by March, when all books were available at the bookstore, I bought all 4 books right away! My husband also started to read the books, and later, I was surprised to find out he had already finished reading all 4 books while I was still on the second book, New Moon.

I won't be divulging here the synopsis of the books, but I can highly recommend them as good very good reads.
Edward Cullen's granpa, hehehe
(@Universal Studios)

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Friendship Chain

Got tag from Amy & Cecile. Thanks so much for sharing and for remembering me. But thanks most of all for the friendship!
~~Begin Copy~~

This is the easy way and the fastest way to :1. Make your Authority Technorati explode. 2. Increase your Google Page Rank. 3. Get more traffic to your blog. 4. Makes more new friends.

Rules :
1. Start copy from “Begin Copy” until “End Copy” to your blog.
2. Put your own blog name and link.
3. Tag your friends as much as you can.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Walk of Fame

The picture below was taken a few years ago. I actually plan to make a blog that talks about the places I've been to. However, until now, I never made it (yet). I'm still debating what's a good title for my blog and what would be my template. Oh well, I'll just post a few pic in here anyways...

Of all names, why him? hehe...

Friday, May 15, 2009


Museums ccontributed a lot of things to our society. It's also good to encourage everyone, ourselves included, to take a visit especially in science museums, and others, because we will learn a lot from it.

Divine Mercy Statue

Divine Mercy - Famous for it's 3 o'clock Habit

When my aunt and cousin from Manila had their vacation in our place, we brought them to El Salvador, Misamis Oriental, to visit the Divine Mercy. We arrived there at exactly 12 noon so, imagine the heat of the sun and how hot it really was!

The last time I visited this place was more than 2 years ago and only the head of the statue was finished. The Divine Mercy statue is about 50 feet tall and you have to take several steps before you reach the top. You can also see a life size statue of the Virgin Mary beside the Divine Mercy.

When we arrived in there, I was surprise to see many people for I thought we were the only ones - at 12 noon. I've realized that there was another way for people to pass. We stayed in there for awhile, made a prayer before we went home.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Food Dilemma

My husband treated me and our daughter to dine in fancy restaurant this evening. This restaurant is known for their good services and tasty foods. We ordered Fish soup, mixed seafoods and fried chicken for Chloe (which was too much and too plenty for her!).

Starving like a horse, my husband and I really enjoyed our seafood meal while Chloe tried to eat by herself after I cut the chicken for her. I wasn't fully sated yet when I started to feel dizzy. I tried not to be bothered about it however, it got worst. I felt like I was intoxicated by some hard liquor and so I stopped eating. I felt my blood rising in my system, went to my heart, to my face and to my head. Am I somewhat experiencing food poisoning? However, my husband was not affected at all.

I had no known allergy on food, especially seafood, eversince I was a kid but that experienced halted me from eating. It was a few minutes later that I felt better after I drank my can of coke. It was good that Chloe's food was plenty, too, as I took some of her share. But I did inform the restaurant so that they would be aware of their services, too. So far, I'm ok right now. I just hope nothing unusual will happen the next day - duh.

Trust Your Instinct!

In the world we live in today, we need to be very vigilant and cautious because it's hard to trust anybody or our safety will be jeopardized. So, we'd better think ahead and take extra careful in every situation we are in.

I've read an article in one site entitled The Bear Facts about Personal Safety and Self Defense and I totally agree in what was written in there. It said in there that you must learn to trust your gut feelings and instinct. So, if you're going to a place where you feel you're not safe, don't go in there! Or if your instinct tells you that something is wrong, get out in there immediately than take the risk.

Another thing that was mentioned in that article was about profiling people the first time you met them or profiling places that you've never been to yet. Although we cannot always say that first impression last but someway, somehow there must be some truth behind it. If subconsciously you sensed that something is not right, then better obey your instinct than regret it later. We have to take our judgment into consideration, too.

But I think it's best that we go out with people we've already known for quite sometime and go to familiar places because that way, we can be assured of our safety.

Interesting Blog

I've read a lot of interesting blogs and in fact, most of them are in my bloglist. I felt so honored that Chubskulit found mine interesting, too, and with that, thank you so much for giving me this award.

Passing this award to interesting bloggers Kikamz, Niko, Kittykatz, Amy and all of you out there!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Happy Birthday Mom!

Today, May 12, is my Mom's birthday. I want to thank her of so many things... Actually, I can't thank her enough of the things she has done for me and my brothers. She's always there to guide and protect us. Despite our shortcomings, she's still there, waiting for us and with open arms, accepted us.
Anyway, thank you, Mommy, for everything. I know I am not a perfect daughter but I have always loved and respected you. I know my brothers feel the same way, too, and we thank the Lord for giving us a mother like you. You are a blessing to us. Thank you also for your generosity and understanding. We pray that the Lord will give you more years to celebrate as we want to spend more time with you. And today, we wish you good health, more blessings to come and may you have a happy and memorable birthday today! We Love You!

From: Cookie, Glenn & Chloe
Tonypet & Bogie
Kenneth, Anna & Clark

Cherished Mother
Every day since I was born,
My mother cared for me.
Now that’s a lot of caring,
As anyone can see.
Please, Lord, protect my mother,
And keep her safe from harm,
For she is a cherished person,
With great wisdom, love and charm.
Lord, it’s my mother’s birthday
So please, help her to see
Just how much she means to us,
Her loving family.
By Karl Fuchs

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Awesome Mum Poem

Before I was a Mum,
I never tripped over toys
or forgot words to a lullaby.
I didn't worry whether or not
my plants were poisonous.
I never thought about immunizations.

Before I was a Mum,
I had never been puked on.
Pooped on.
Chewed on.
Peed on.
I had complete control of my mind
and my thoughts.
I slept all night.

Before I was a Mum,
I never held down a screaming child
so doctors could do tests.
Or give shots.
I never looked into teary eyes and cried.
I never got gloriously happy over a simple grin.
I never sat up late hours at night
watching a baby sleep.

Before I was a Mum,
I never held a sleeping baby just because
I didn't want to put her/him down.
I never felt my heart break into a million pieces
when I couldn't stop the hurt.
I never knew that something so small
could affect my life so much.
I never knew that I could love someone so much.
I never knew I would love being a Mum.

Before I was a Mum,
I didn't know the feeling of
having my heart outside my body..
I didn't know how special it could feel
to feed a hungry baby.....
I didn't know that bond
between a mother and her child.
I didn't know that something so small
could make me feel so important and happy.

Before I was a Mum,
I had never gotten up in the middle of the night
every 10 minutes to make sure all was okay.
I had never known the warmth,
the joy,
the love,
the heartache,
the wonderment
or the satisfaction of being a Mum.
I didn't know I was capable of feeling so much,
before I was a Mum .

Four Generations: Chloe, Me, My late grandma & My Mom


Thursday, May 7, 2009

My Scrub Nurse Experience

My hospital training days at the Operating Room are already over. It ended last week and I can say that it was good while it lasted. I haven't encountered any troubles with the staff, with my superiors, with my colleagues, with the surgeons, with the equipments and most especially with the patients. 3 months was not enough to make me a confident scrub nurse. Heck, I cannot even memorize some of their equipment and some sutures being used.
When I was assigned on Orthopedic cases, gosh, I had a headache looking for the right incision set. Good thing that the surgeons were quite understanding because they really have plenty of equipment to use. I often thought that these Ortho doctors were also good in carpentry (and all of them are great in dress-making as they were good in stitching the wound, hehe). The other week, the patient had a Below-Knee-Amputation (I think you know what that means) so they have to use wire cutter to - well - be able to cut the bone (whew!). I was one of the circulating nurses then, so we were to receive the amputated leg of the patient and put it in a box and give it to the relatives. We could also see some hammers, screws, etc, being used by those surgeons. And if I had to scrub, I needed to wear a lead vest (which was quite heavy) to protect myself from the X-ray. They needed to do that in the middle of the operation to correctly determine which area was affected. Oh, and on my last day there, I was to monitor the patient who was hacked (literally, I mean hacked on the face up to the neck!) at the Recovery room. I don't know what happened to him now but I hope he survived.

Anyway, some surgeons from other field were nice but some were really strict and with an acerbic tongue! I think all of us were not exempted from experiencing some of the surgeons 'insult. It was irritating but then we had to let it pass by our ears. Sometimes, they blame us for giving them clamps that were self-releasing/dilapidated (as they termed it) but why blame us? They were the ones who frequently use it while we only served it to them? And to think some of these surgeons were just neophytes/residents and ironically, the consultants were kinder than them. But of course there were some surgeons who were very nice also and treated the nurses very well. They said they can't function without us (now, that's teamwork!). I wish they would all think like that, hehe.

Well, if there were some irritating surgeons, there were annoying staff nurses, too. I think some of them had become lazy because they let only the trainees do all the work for them. It would have been ok but at least they should stay at their post to guide us in case we lost track especially on rare cases. And to think we rendered our services for free - no salary for the whole 3-starving-months!!! (I think i'd rather do blogging and earn even just a little, hehe). Well, that's how the system goes in here in order to get a certificate (take it or leave it). But some staff were amazing and helpful, too, and I was glad to have met them.

Despite that kind of atmosphere, overall, the experience was worth it. It taught me humility - of course, we were to clean the bloody area afterward and if the patient pooped, it would be our responsibility to clean it up, too - which, unfortunately, did happen to me!!
It also taught me discipline, to be more compassionate, to have a good interpersonal relationship with co-workers - and to be more careful with my health.

Well, maybe someday I'll work with them again (I thought of working at the ICU - another challenging area) but Not now, especially that I just kicked out our house help last week for being so hard-headed (she went home late again!). She was a bad liar, too, and what's worst, she couldn't be trusted as I found some of my items on her cabinet. Now, at least I feel safe not having her around anymore.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

White Water Rafting

My aunt and my cousin, who came from Manila, had their vacation here in CDO last week. During their stay, one of their itineraries was to go on water rafting. They asked me to go with them and I hesitantly agreed. I never experienced this kind of adventure before but then I thought why not try and join the fun? My 2 older brothers and Bogie, my sister-in-law, also joined to complete the group of 6. We got the 1-pm slot and we put on sunblock in our face , neck and arms but later realized that we don't really need it as the weather was perfect. It wasn't hot at all! And so the fun begun. I thought it was scary but with the proper gear and by listening intently to our guide, you can be assured of your safety. We passed by 14 rapids and the entire 3-hour ride was so exciting. Below, sharing to you some of our pics taken last Sunday.

My very BIG grin :D

Riding a jeepney to take us to the rafting area; oi, poise pa ang mga lolas, hehe

Jump to the max; shooting the rapids that made us all WET! (Ahoo-ahoo!!)

Do I really have to jump?!.... yeah, i did jump...

The water's kinda cold!; Just ended the 3-hr adventure with my 2 brods, Aunt, SIL & cousin

More pictures for you to see below:

Jump to the highest level

Full battle gear

Pa cute muna

Still dry & not wet...


Go brothers!

Waiting for the next rapid

Hmm... snakes are hiding?..hmm

River that separates CDO & Bukidnon

Ligo (Bath) time

At the top of the rock

I love my pose, hehehe

Look! we're standing up..hehe

Our last stop

Showing off our Wet Money..want some? ;)

    When you're in Cagayan de Oro, make sure you experience water rafting to complete your vacation. It's worth the fun!