Saturday, November 28, 2009

Stereo typing

Admittedly, I am hooked to the Pinoy version of Stairway to Heaven. Actually I did not know that I am into Dingdong Dantes until I was told your balikbayan. One night, our teenager balikbayan was talking to me (I guess for a while already) and he noticed that I was just a few inches away from the TV screen staring at Cholo (Dingdong Dantes). When he did not get any response from the usual talkative me, he then exclaimed: so that is your guy.
Until now, I have this Cholo/Dingdong fever and when we were in Singapore, I happened to sit next to a guy who looked like a Koreanovela actor. I was talking incessantly mentioning Cholo. Then he smiled at me. I asked if he's Korean or Chinese. He said he's Chinese. Then he asked backed if I were Filipino or Malaysian.
I guess the stereotyping was there. His skin was milky white and his eyes were slit-like. My skin was brown and my eyes were wide.
I did not take offense on that, I hope he did not.

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Friday, November 27, 2009

Stepping up for the challenge

I have met with my former teammate in Singapore who served as our tour guide and introduced us to Singaporean culture.
As we discussed our plans for the future, she mentioned her intent to pursue further education specifically about getting a master’s degree. She asked me if getting it online would be a good decision and without a doubt I told her that it is a wise one if she will get it from an accredited university like the Capella Univeristy.
It is the leading provider of master’s and doctorate’s degree online. It offers ‘Inside Online Education’ podcast features a discussion of state-approved reading and literacy programs. This podcast features a discussion with Beverly Enns, Capella’s faculty chair for reading/literacy, which usually lasts about 15 minutes. It also contains interviews with Capella students, faculty and staff sharing the experience of online education. This discussion is available on iTunes.
Capella is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and it is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA).

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A foodie's delight

My recent trip to Singapore was fun. I specifically enjoyed the finest food this city of lion has to offer. I got to indulge in true Singaporean cuisines like its chicken rice, chili crab and laksa.
Although my budget was so tight, I was able to get through the entire stay sticking to the menu offered in the hawker center. I also truly enjoyed the kaya toast and the milk tea.

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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Charlie bit my finger

This is hilariously cute. British still sound appropriate even when in pain.
See below the original clip and then click on the other video for the remix which makes giggle.
They are adorable, aren't they?

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Rarely there

The only thing that needs to be given with serious consideration now that I have a major paycheck cut is the wise investment of my money. My brother-in-law has talked me into investing in their company’s cooperative lending business and so far I am quite satisfied how my hard-earned money is revolving.

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Going on with his life

One of my favorite patients in the hospital has been advised to go home and so he did. He is a middle aged medical doctor who has this condition called dilated cardiomyopathy or DCMP. A condition that weakened the muscle of the heart causing its inability to pump enough blood towards the systemic circulation.
Treatment would depend on the cause of the DCMP but the condition usually resolves with lifestyle modification and medication but there are some that progress or exacerbate causing congestive heart failure.
Knowing the odds of his condition, he accepted his fate and decided to go on with his life and like me, he decided to quit his job at the hospital because according to him, it gives him so much stress.
I wish him well.

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Living and loving it

It has been quite a while since I bid goodbye to my corporate life and since then I do not feel any longing to be back in that pit.
Although I am always up on my feet literally and figuratively during my shift in the hospital, I still feel like the energizer bunny. It is really different when you do the things that you really love. You are unaware how time passes by.

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