Saturday, November 29, 2008

Soon to be certified

Yesterday was the last day of my intravenous therapy training. 

It was the day of return demonstration where you we actually performed five different IV procedures infront of preceptors from setting up an IV line, IV insertion, total parenteral nutrition (both central and peripheral lines), blood transufions on dummy and actual IV insertion on your partner. 

They had to make us feel how it is to be inserted with an IV. Duh?!

I made it through. I just have to be back on January 8 to 10 with my partner to complete our actual cases as required by the registration body. We shall be on duty in this military hospital to actually perform what we have learned before we could get our license.

I am excited that I decided to just stay at home the whole day today. I cooked Spanish sardines pasta and made an iced tea.

Add to Technorati Favorites

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Getting casual

Have you ever heard of Alice Greenfingers 2, Treasure Seekers: Visions of Gold, Forgotten Lands: First Colon, Hidden Mysteries: Buckingham Palace or Redrum?
Well I have not until I learned about the Casual Games Downloads
They are among the downloadable and online games at this mouthwatering site name
You could get PC games downloads, MAC downloads or just play online games. Getting these cool stuff are so easy. Just create an account with them and you are just a few clicks away for getting the online treat of your life. Sample their wide selections like puzzle games, Arkanoid games, arcade games, (woopee!), shooter games, driving or flying games and a whole lot more. You could even play Mah Jong! And if you will like being alone, try the Solitaire For Dummies as if gives a new definition to the old boring online solitary. You will never look at solitary the same again once you have tried this cool version.
Your idea of casual games are all here. You can also get idea of what is the hottest game because the top 10 downloaded games are regularly updated. 
Do not get left behind. Start your own game empire right now.

Add to Technorati Favorites

The virtual royalty

What’s your idea of fun?
Some people go clubbing, yachting, road tripping, cruising or some spend big on casinos. 
Those are for outdoor junkies but here are people who are home bound or just want to be confined in the comforts of home or just wherever their comfort zones are. Playing DVD marathons, play stations, computer games or online games. Speaking of online games, playing casino online is now making waves. It is no longer the millionaire’s game where you have to be all suit up. That is why people of all walks of life could dig in and still feel like a king or queen. You can download the software and get on the virtual tables and hit on slot machines instantly!
Thanks to Golden Palace Casino which has been one of the leading online casinos for so many years already. Here, Golden Palace Casino new players can receive up to a whopping $300 in free casino bonus money! 
Golden Palace Casino is an all-international casino that offers players the option of using US dollars, euros, pounds, sterling, and a lot more. It also runs in English, Spanish, and French.
Golden Palace is powered by Playtech online casino software you can be sure that you are on the safe site. 

Add to Technorati Favorites

Sunday, November 23, 2008

He was here!

The other day, I was just drooling over his food trip in Laos. Next ting I know, Anthony Bourdain was here!
The traveler and chef from No Reservations was here. I learned in the new paper early this week.
He had the taste of Spanish-Filipino cuisines through CafĂ© Ysabel. Geez, I forgot the name of the owner because I was really into the details of how Tony loved the dishes served to him. Well, most of them are Spanish sounding I can’t imagine any Filipino side of it. but he loved the sisig matched with pale pilsen. He was also welcomed by our local celebrity-chef Judy Ann Santos.
I learned that Tony reserves his appetite for hearty meals on cam but in his trip to the Philippines was an exception for he tried a sumptuous treat off cam.
The episode is set to be shown in January. I sucked at narrating his trip here anyway and I could find the article anymore.

Add to Technorati Favorites

The eye candy

I need an eye fix. Not surgically though. I only wear my glasses in the office infront of the PC. I have never been comfortable wearing glasses but contact lenses for my eyes’ case are so expensive.
Good thing there are Holiday Glass Frames From Zenni Optical. It is a The The popular online eyeglasses shop that offers $ 8 Complete Rx Eyeglasses . Now, I could find a perfect eyeglass for me that are truly eye candy.

Add to Technorati Favorites

Saturday, November 22, 2008

An eye for beauty

What’s more to Colorado than the Colorado Falls?
It’s a secret I have to share. 
If you happen to read my recent post about Denver’s best, you might want also to check the beauty schools in colorado . 
You do not have to hop in stat into this wonderful state. You could have your fingers do the work by searching on the best beauty school that will cater to your requirement or preference.
You could check on each accredited beauty school in the United States which is easily searchable by state or by zip code. The links to matched websites are available it is easy for you check them out for yourself.
Go get those fingers working! Who knows, you might bump into gold .

Add to Technorati Favorites

Eating healthy

I can't do anything about the glutton that I am feeling. Instead of starving myself, I thought of stuffing my gut instead of healthy stuff.

I decided not to deal with the 3 rice-meal a day anymore. I just have to turn to healthy fillers like fruits, wheat bread and veggies. No carbs as much as possible.

My tummy is bulging out already. My face is a perfect full moon. I used to be half moon hahaha.

I know I can't hit the gym as yet. I don’t' have running shoes, I don't have the budget yet to get new pair and to enroll to the gym.

I am still working on it. The budget that is. And it means I don't have spare time also since I always render overtime. 

Like today. It's my restday but I opted to go to work.


Add to Technorati Favorites

Getting normal

My doctor has decided to taper the dosage omitting 5 mg per week from the original 50 mg.

I am happy with the lab results. My Creatinine:Protein ratio has gotten back to normal. My cholesterol level is now close to normal and my urine is no longer dark and frothy although I am not still used to waiting several hours to put out the fuilds that I take in. My doctor said it's nothing to be concerned of since I don't have edema and my creatinine is normal.

We are to meet on December 18th which means I am still on steroids until and after then.

My concern is, I have an appetite of a monster!

Add to Technorati Favorites

Friday, November 21, 2008

More than just nuggets

You know what I am into lately? Food! Blame in on my steroids. I could actually eat everything I could lay my hands on. 
Every night I am glued to Travel and Living channel enjoying every gastronomic show.
So imagine when I hear about these cool Denver Restaurants in an online listing? Yeah, I just want to pack my bag and teleport myself this part of Colorado. I want try all the best things the state has offer from American, French, Italian, Mediterranean, Cuban to Mexican tummy fillers.
For one I know I won’t get lost when I have got Denver Magazine on hand. Fashon trends, gastronomic delights, hotels, business and people are just some of the important information you could squeeze out from the journal.

Add to Technorati Favorites

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Would you eat this?

I don't know what it is called but I a day idling in my crib has made me open the stove and raid the cup board of anything edible throw them in pan and voila!

It's a mixture of fish tofu, spinach, tuna, olive oil and tomato paste on top of salad macaroni..

Since no one dared to eat, I finished it all!


GRRRRR....just when I was uploading th picture, something has gotten into the mouse and it deleted the pictures!!!!!

Oh crap!

Add to Technorati Favorites

Celebrity Filler

Princess Diaries is now being shown on Disney Channel and I can’t really believe that the mean cheerleader there was Mandy Moore. I mean I am not used to seeing her blonde. I always remember her as the semi-red head brunette in A Walk to Remember.
So just to fill in my curiosity, I went on to search for Mandy Moore Gallery. Here I saw that Mandy is indeed blonde and she’s pulled it off. I am really appalled.
It’s been a while since I have been last updated with her gigs and I am glad that I was able to hop on this site where it does not only feature galleries of famous celebrities but like Nikki Cox it also houses fully loaded stuff like news, blogs, fashion and shopping.
Everything essential in life is all right here. Into writing? You could also submit your article related to fashion and get it published within 24 hours. Cool!
You could also get and give Maternity Clothes Advice that I find handy since I have tons of friends who are expecting. I just have to send them the link and their on their way to being fabulous.
I am really loving this site.

Add to Technorati Favorites

Thursday, November 13, 2008

I chopped my locks

It was March since I last went to the salon.
Since my naturally frizzy hair is now making a scene, it's time for it to be tamed by tying it in pony tail. Well I think I could still spare some time ironing the roots.
I am planning to get a hair treatment in December but I am still thinking between having my tresses rebonded or just have it dyed. I am tired of being brunette. I want to lighten up. I can't have my hair dyed and rebonded at the same time so I have to choose.
I still have a month to decide.
If I will be going for the rebonding thing, I have to chop some extra locks off because if ever I will be practicing in a hospital, my hair needs to be pulled back in a bun so it won't touch my nape. It's a hospital rule.
And tying your hair after rebonding is like throwing some serious bucks on the street.
Smells like I will be channelling Anna Wintour or Katie Holmes.
But if will just have my hair colored (still a conservative shade though), I could still keep my hair a bit longer and I can manage to tie it up and the color can still be noticed.

Add to Technorati Favorites

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

The dirty job

"S.E.R.V.I.C.E. is an important component of the Smart Communities Program, providing Smart employees an array of choices in rendering community service."

For three years, I have been wanting to use my community service leave to take part in our community service program.
Finally, I was able to get a slot. Good thing my teammates have ran out of leave credits. hahaha
It was last Friday when we headed to Ipo Dam in Bulacan to plant trees.
Ipo Dam is one of the three water reservoirs that provde water supply to Metro Manila.This watershed covers 6,600 hectares in Norzagaray and San Jose del Monte, Bulacan.
Thirty percent of the Ipo watershed is deforested due to illegal logging and mining.
About two hours bus ride from Manila, we reached the site around 9:00 a.m.

We took the 20-minute boat ride to the planting site.
It was really calming.
We reached the site, we (16 employees) grouped into to and went on planting.
It rained the previous day so the soil was wet and muddy. It was nto sunny which was a great thing but still I really sweat like I hit the gym.
We were able to plant 1058 seedlings.
I just wish they would all turn into trees.

For the past couple of days, I have been trying to post some pictures for this entry but blogspot seems to be buggy. Since this is long overdue, I have decided to post in anyway and I will just try to paste on some pictures.

Add to Technorati Favorites

Friday, November 7, 2008

A clearer view

Just when you thought that things are getting worse in terms of economy, I just saw
Zenni on Fox today ! Oh yes dear, Zenni Optical was on FOX news!
The site offers stylish prescription glasses starting at $8. It’s high time that everyone gets
Great Eyeglasses For Less from the one that sells their own manufactured frames making it so cheap. And with this in mind you could always get Variable Dimension Frames From Zenni
This is just great now that I myself need to change my reading glasses.

Add to Technorati Favorites

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Exploring the Philippines

As I scan through the cable channels, I chanced upon Travel and Living's Bizarre Foods' episode exploring the gastronimic side of my country.

The  host, Andrew Zimmern  was really game trying on weird food that I myself won't dare pop in my mouth.

It made my gut squirm.

Add to Technorati Favorites

Sunday, November 2, 2008

One sweet day

I am so happy! After four attempts of getting a slot in the IV (intravenous) Training program, I have finally made it through.
Well I was there at 3:00 a.m. and I was already the tenth soul waiting in line.
I am really excited and I thank God for the opportunity.

Add to Technorati Favorites

‘Ol good Lechon Manok

Since Friday, I have been craving for Lechon Manok (roast chicken) so yesterday I asked 3 of my teammates if they want to buy one for lunch and will part the chicken into quarter. It’s really satisfying. We ate our parts with massive amount of rice plus coke zero!
The life!
Now, I have to deal my water retention problem. It occurred to me right after my sister scolded me that the chicken was marinated in a gazillion amount of sodium!
Good thing Lasix comes handy.

Add to Technorati Favorites

Best choices in life

Having choices is one of the most exciting parts of our life.Whether it s about career, family, love, business or health. Speaking of health, it is great to know that there are companies who have dedicated their industry in housing online retailers of life enhancing products that include medical equipment in the United States. These retailers include mainstream consumer retail products like the Exercise & Fitness Equipment, Nutritional Dietary Supplements, Maternity and Baby Supplies that also include Outdoor Gear.
You might want to check as it takes pride of 55,000 products, under 50 categories and hundreds of sub-categories. Here you can choose to Shop by Category, Shop by Brand or Shop by Condition.
And by signing up, you could also avail of the huge discounts and limited offers.
This is what choices are all about.

Add to Technorati Favorites