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Friday, April 29, 2011

Quickie update and all that shit rants

I’m still alive, or at least that’s what I’d like to believe.


As always, work consumes most of my days along side with my personal life (family duties and all). Yesterday, I was asked if I could monitor Taiwan for two weeks. I wasn’t allocated the task yet, since they’re still surveying all seniors. I’m not really confident with my Mandarin so I had to be assured that I’m only required to communicate in English and all patient charts have to be written in that language. Oh well, I’m thinking this could be a good party/ club venue career boost.


But of course I can’t have everything nice and shiny. Minor distractions and flaws do pop out once in a while in life. Like my cough, which has been going on for such a long time that I’ve already forgotten when it started. My doctor friend says it looks like another allergy to add to my list. (feeling ko tuloy mayaman ako, sakit mayaman kasi sya haha).


Then the other day I’ve noticed I’ve been experiencing some right flank pain. Thus, I wanted to check for kidney stones – had my ultrasound, urinalysis, etc done. ‘twas funny actually, I asked the medtech to look into my right kidney and look for stones or any salt formations, it turned out I had no urates/ lithiates forming or whatever. She found some kidney cyst instead.


“O well, that’s just great,” was all I could say to my medtech (whom I’ve thought was a girl, but was really a man – another long story). Of course, so long as it’s not one of those proliferative KDs then I’m ok. If it gets too uncomfy, I’d have it sucked out/ removed. Nothing serious really, but I do enjoy telling my non medical friends about it and get that “awww are you alright” treatment. Then I’d go narrate how I’ve always thought I’d die before 32 (to think I’d claim I hate drama? Pffft! Haha!).


Oh well, blame it on old age.


When I was in elementary, we’d brag about our toys, action figures, cars and all.


In highschool, we’d brag about our latest gadgets, crushes and dates.


In college, we’d be all about parties, high grades, dates, gadgets and where to work.


When I was working, we’d brag about our cars, money, travel and all that shit.


And as I grow older, I’m guessing we’d be bragging about our latest ailments.


Like how I overheard my tito and tita’s conversing the other day.


Tito: “naku! Ang taas taas ng blood pressure ko!”
Tita: ” ay sus, ako nga ang hirap ng rayuma ko eh”
Tito: ”Eh ako ung prostate ko malaki na daw”
Tita: ”Ung catarata ko nga papaayos ko pa din”
Tito: ”Wala kayo ung diabetes ko lumalalala na.”


I really don’t want to end up like them. So I’m now starting on my project healthy lifestyle. I’m scheduling my exercise and planning on my “healthy food” menu.



Planning. When to start? I’m planning that out still. Haha! For now, I’ll continue to complain about my right flank pain, my possible carpal tunnel s., and my never ending cough.


Oh, and a few months from now, I’m turning 28. Oh no!

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update: turns out urinalysis found a moderate amount to high urates, good bye chippy muna. haha!
and radiology did found a small cortical cyst on the right kidney. hmmmm. bukas papacheck up ako.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

I'm Yours by The Script



You touch these tired eyes of mine

And map my face out line by line
And somehow growing old feels fine
I listen close for I'm not smart
You wrap your thoughts in works of art
And they're hanging on the walls of my heart

I may not have the softest touch
I may not say the words as such
And though I may not look like much


I'm yours
And though my edges may be rough
I never feel I'm quite enough
It may not seem like very much
But I'm yours

You healed these scars over time
Embraced my soul


You loved my mind
You're the only angel in my life
The day news came my best friend died
My knees went week and you saw me cry
Say I'm still the soldier in your eyes


I may not have the softest touch
I may not say the words as such
And though I may not look like much

I'm yours

And though my edges may be rough
I never feel I'm quite enough
It may not seem like very much
But I'm yours


I may not have the softest touch
I may not say the words as such
I know I don't fit in that much


But I'm yours


Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Ang drowing na pumawi ng tantrums at lungkot ko

minsan ako'y nalungkot
ulo ko'y pagka bugnot
pilit kong ngumiti
ngunit simangot ang ganti

inabot sakin, ni kuyang masungit
drowing na nagpangiti sa mukha kong pangit
ang simangot ay naging ngiti
ang galit napalitan ng kiliti


Nung isang araw, wala nanaman ako sa mood. Wag nyo na itanong kung bakit, madalas di ko din alam. Naghalungkat ako ng mga gamit at bigla kong nakita ung drawing na binigay sakin ng isang kuya. naalala ko tuloy kung pano nila pagtyagaan ang aking mga mood swings.

Ibang klase din naman kasi ako topakin. Pag nagtantrums ako, tantrums talaga, talo pa bata. Aminado din naman akong nakakainis na minsan. Pero un nga. Ganun talaga initial reaction ko. Swerte ko nalang may mga kaibigan akong natutunan nang hindi ako pansinin. Pero un lang, pag di ako pinansin lalo akong nagpapapansin. haha!

Minsan sa isang party nagmukmok ako. Naisip ko ung sinabi ng isang hindi dumalo. Medyo nosebleed ung words na ginamit pero ung thought, isa lang namn daw syang insignificant being sa group na un at wala namang mawawala kung andun sya o wala. Naisip ko lang, ganun din siguro ako. So ang ginawa ko? tinitigan ung butterscotch ng isang kaibigan, nagkataon lang na nasa loob ng cabinet so andun din ako sa medyo loob. Eversince, pag nawawala ako sa isang private party, una nilang tinitingnan ung cabinet. Nakakahiya pero un nga.

Minsan pa kaaway ko nanaman bespren ko, eh nagkataong nag beach kami. Si kuyang nagbigay sakin ng drowin ung nagbabantay sakin lagi eh considering na ang liit liit ng pasensya nitong taong to. Sabi nga nung makauwi kami, kung hindi nyako siguro kaibigan matagal na nya akong nasapak. Eh nagygym pa namn un dati.

Recently, nagparty ulit. Nauna kasi ako humiga bilang madali ako mahilo sa alak, so nung dumating na silang lahat sa kwarto, ang ingay. Lumabas ako at naghanap ng iba pang kama sa kabilang bahay. Medyo bukid kasi at may tubuhan. Narinig ko nalang bigla may tumatawag ng pangalan ko at papunta sa direksyon ng mga tubuhan. Napilitan tuloy akong lumabas at tanungin kung ano nanaman ang inakala nila. Mukha na ba akong baliw na mageemo sa tubuhan at dun mag mumukmok? hahahaha.

Natatawa ako kung gugunitain, pero sa totoo lang may napagtanto ako.

Ang swerte ko sa mga kaibigan. Wag lang sana maubos pasensya nila sakin habang buhay pako. Pero kung sakali, baka sila mismo ang pumatay sakin. haha.

May atraso pa ako dun sa kakapunta lang ng kalinga, sa pagbalik nalang nya ako babawi. haha!

un lang. ayaw ko gumawa ng sobrang cheesy na ending, baka mabuhusan pako ng kumukulong kandila ng dun sa isang galit sa mga daga.

Hay toxic. Boarding na. Iloilo ulit. Tataba nanaman ako. haha! 

P.S.
Hulaan nyo kung sino nagdrawing nyan. haha.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

DFA, Manila Passport Renewal

Prepare for your renewal of passport by logging into the DFA's Passport services website.

Look into the requirements, schedule your appointment and download the form needed. Make sure you print it in the required paper size (LONG BOND PAPER).
My schedule was at 8am, I was there around 7:30am. I was done before 9am.

Things to bring:
1. your requirements.
2. A book or a gadget to keep you entertained.
3. your requirements.

It helps if you've filled up your forms and photocopied all required documents, whether it's the 1st or last stamped pages of your old passport, before arriving or your birth certificate or whichever is in your list of requirements. Please take note that requirement differs for what type of application you are requesting for. Believe me, taking a good look at the website list will save you time. You don't really need any agents for this one.



Step 1: Processing and Evaluation
All you need to to is give out your requirements.


Step 2: Payment/ Cashier
The step title said it all.
Step 3: Encoding/ Enrollment
They'd give you a number, wait to be called. You'll be ushered to a booth for your picture and some details.
Tips for your pic:
1. make sure you love what you wear, it will forever be in your passport. There wasn't any strict requrement so long as you wear something with a collar. I was wearing a shirt at that time.
2. you are not allowed to smile. But you can smize. Do practice in the mirror.


Optional:
If you want it to be brought to your home (recommended), you just need to pay a small amount of money it will save you the hassle of transportation to the embassy.





It was easy really. I was surprised at how efficient the process was. And this is Philippine governement.

Friday, April 1, 2011

25s-About-me/ Life is good Tag by Kath

I’ve noticed, uso ngayon ang mga “about myself” posts. I didn’t want to join the bandwagon and have already postponed this entry before, pero un nga I’ve promised Kath I’ll post the tag soon. So, kahit na masabihan pakong gaya gaya puto maya, I’ll post this now. Haha!


Thanks Kath for the tag, but I’m afraid I might be breaking some rules. I changed the format a bit and since I’m kinda OC, I wanted it to be a bit chronological, thus dividing them according to time points in my life. Oh, and I don’t think I can pass it to other bloggers since I don’t know anyone who’d do this one for me, haha!

Conditions for accepting award:
1. Thank and put a link back to the person who so kindly gave this award.
2. Share a few things about yourself.
3. Pass the award onto some mighty fine bloggers.
4. Inform these mighty fine bloggers that they have received the award.


Elementary:


1. First half of my elementary years were spent in a school run by nuns previously an all girls school in Batangas, the latter half in a coed private school in Paranaque.
2. My first emcee stint started when I was in 6th grade during a school Christmas program. Since then I’ve been hosting events till HS, then stopped when I developed hosting-stage fright during college (became corny as well, so no career in that).
3. My first kiss was with our hot yaya when I was in grade school. I used to try to peek at her big boobs. She is, I think, a distant relative as well.

High School:

4. One of our exams in one of my English/ Literature/ speech and drama class was for us to cry. It’s either you get 100 or 0. I got a 100 and I could still somehow cry on will.
5. I’ve only started drinking liquor right after high school. My HS best bud and I would commute to malate and hang out at Bedrock and get wasted till the morn. We do that almost every week end during the last HS summer break.
6. I’ve never paid tuition fees from high school till the second year of college. I got a grade lower than 2, thus I was kicked out of the city scholarship program.
7. I broke and went straight through a clear plastic roof while trying to peak at a neighbour taking a bath in their laundry area. I got bruises all over. Lesson learned? Try ladders.

College:

8. I ran the oblation run when I was in 2nd year college. It was fun, but I won’t do it again. But I still am quite an exhibitionist, I think (except when with friends).
9. We had name-codes (baptismal names) in our college fraternity, I was given the name of Dragon Slicer (from The Lost Swords by Fred Saberhagen).
10. And since I’ve always like dragons, phoenix and all those mythical creatures, right after graduation, I would usually get a henna tattoo on the right pelvic area every summer event that I have.
11. I ran for College council (college rep) and had weird slogans of all sorts. I had stickers with the letter G hooked to a J all around campus. And when we’d do our classroom visits, one of my catch phrase would be, “If you see a G, hanging on a J, that’s me, Jeffrey G. hang on to me. Count on me.” Cheezy, but I won.
12. I started working as a research assistant on my 4th year to help me out through my expenses. Tutored for rich kids for 400/hr as well.

Work:


13. My first out of country meeting was in Denmark, I had no credit card, no savings and I miscalculated my cash float and had to sleep in the street and train station on my fist day. I was a fresh grad and had no social skills of whatsoever. But I had fun since I had backpackers doing the same.
14. So far, I’ve been to Denmark, China, Taiwan, Thailand, Hongkong and Singapore. But I would like to travel the Philippines more.
15. I lost my virginity overseas.

Life in general


16. I have allergic rhinitis. I got used to having one EVERY morning it almost doesn’t bother me anymore.
17. I love spicy food, but I don’t eat them on dates. I’d tend to sweat a lot.
18. I know sign language and would sometimes be the interpreter for church songs during Sunday service.
19. I’m now trying to learn Mandarin. AGAIN.
20. I’ve kept some (semi) nude pictures of myself in my phone (which I’ve deleted the other day when a friend accidentally discovered some of them. No particular reason why. I would just like to see if I’ve gone fat in the tummy. Pic comparisons, ya know.
21. I’ve never tried any prohibited drugs. I’ve known some friends who used ‘em but oddly, they’d forbid me to go to their dorms or would ask me out when they start a “session.” They prolly think I’m this pure soul that they should not corrupt. Haha!
22. I don’t smoke, tried it once or twice but never really grew accustomed to its taste and smell.
23. I’m a clumsy accident prone brat. So far, I have a big scar on my left knee, a total wreck car accident, several sprains, numerous broken antique plates, and weekly paper-grass-zipper-thread-cutter-knife-name-it-i-have-it cuts.
24. I’m a stress-emotional-emo-something eater.
25. One of these is not true.
 
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