Sunday, December 14, 2008


Well, guess what? Been done with school for the time being, so i've been catching up with some partying. And when i say party, i mean drinking and dancing. Or as my other friends say and do, juking! Well, i'm too old for juking unless it's the first definition found in the urban dictionary [read here] the rest of the definitions are way too out of this world for me lol!!! Hey, i'm a prude, so what????

here's some pictures of what i did to celebrate early christmas with my study group/best nursing school friends


*added today*
here are pictures of the party

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Paranoid or what?

So,what would you do when someone you dont know pulls up your driveway, started beeping the horn, and when you don't come to the door, starts ringing your bell? Then, drive away, only to come back, start beeping their horn again and when you still won't come to the door, rings your bell and starts yelling and pounding at your door?

Call 9-1-1! At least that's what i did today.

Well, i'm by myself at home with my dog, wasn't expecting anyone. I was in the kitchen fixing something, when i heard a car's horn beeping. Since i can see half of my driveway from my kitchen window, i peeked and i saw an old car [not good with car's model] and i thought, whoever it is will realize he's got the wrong house. So, the guy [later found out it's a man] stepped out of his car and rang the door bell. I didn't come to the door. I figured he will realize he's got the wrong address. So after a while, he drove away. I thought maybe he realized that no one's home and that he's got the wrong address.

Minutes later, he came back, started beeping the horn again and when nobody opened the door for him, started banging at my front door & yelling [couldn't make out what or who he's yelling for]. Anyway, i got so scared, i called 911 and told the operator that i couldn't get through with 3-1-1; told the dispatch that someone's banging [yes, not just a polite knock] at my door and that they send an officer right away. I hang up the phone, went to my bedroom window and saw the car pulling away. So then i ran to the front so i could make out his license plate number. Apparently, he saw the blinds move when i tried to get a look at his plates, so he pulled into my driveway again. I then went back to my bedroom coz i figure, if he's that mad yelling at my front door, he could have a gun, shoot the door, then i have to be as far away from the front door, where i will be safe from the bullet. After a while, he left.

The cops came, i told them my story, gave them a good description of the car [green with black hood on] and the license plate. They told me to just call 9-1-1 again if he comes back and meanwhile, they will drive around and try to look for the car.

So, what do you all make out of this? Am i too paranoid? Was i watching too much CSI or Law & Order or any of those shows?I didnt know what came to me but my first instinct was to not open the door and to call the cops. In January of this year, Oprah did a show about "Gift of Fear" [you can read about it here]. I believe what came to me today was my instinct. I don't even want to venture my thoughts into what could have happened to me earlier or wether i just overreacted. All i know is that something told my guts not to open the door.

So please, if you are not expecting anyone, don't open your door to strangers. If they are really in the right address, they will leave a note or call you on the phone. Sad as it may seem, a lot of things happen because we don't trust our instincts. Just remember, it's better to be safe than sorry.


Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Pediatrics Rotation

four weeks went by really fast especially when you get to have tests every week, clinical rotations, case studies and teaching projects to submit. but somehow, eventhough four weeks seem to be awfully short, we did get manage to insert partying with studying. my clinical group and i make it a point to meet every friday at my house, have a group effort to always have a full meal for everybody, get down into business and when we're done, we partyyyyy. It just started with a bottle of wine and a movie and by the end of the 4th week, oh boy, we're they doing tequila shots and margarita smoothies. LOL! i really looove my group!!! kiss!!!!

here are pictures that's worth a million words, if you will.


Saturday, November 1, 2008


for the past three weeks [and one more week to go], i have been on pediatrics rotation. i seem to get past their illness and focus on how cute they are. i seem to be drawn to look at their beautiful innocent eyes, their chubby cheeks and those little fingers and toes and it seem to be so far fetched when you think that a few years from now, those tiny feet won't be so tiny no more.

couple of days ago, i was assigned to care for a 21 day old baby. she is as cute as a button. she's at par with the growth and development. at 21 days, she responds to my voice and turns her head towards me when i talk to her from the other side of the crib. she's got a thick, black, shiny hair on top of her head, and a few lanugo in her arms and back. she is sooooo soft when i touched her skin. i can go on and on listing down her angelic qualities but i guess you all get the picture.

her mom's in the room trying to get some sleep. so i did my job as quietly as possible. took her temperature, pulse, respiration, measured her head circumference and height. she is a little bit congested when i listened to her lungs and i noticed a suction device on the bedside table, and my hunch was confirmed. poor little button nose. she sneezed twice too when i was measuring her lol!

i picked her up and fed her 2 oz of milk. for such a small baby, she sure can drink up that milk fast! and burped a giant one too!!! how cute!!! well of course, what followed was expected. i got a present from her, thank you little booger lol!

she then fell asleep in my arms but when i put her down in the crib, she woke up and started fussing. so i picked her up again and found myself humming a lullabye...uggghhh!!! rock a bye baby on the tree top!!! LOL!!!!! her mom said i'm spoiling her. i cant help it hahahaha. i, who had wanted a baby for so long, cant help but hold those babies close to me in amazement.

i sooo love pediatric rotation!!!!

Friday, October 31, 2008

super wow

i have not posted in almost a year!!! believe me it's not like me to be quiet but i guess im just reaaaaallly busy!

quick update, i have been going to school to become an RN and so far so good. I have a few months more left thank goodness!!!! i have made lots of new friends and i'm enjoying every minute of our clinical rotations together.

so, i guess id be blogging again. will update this as often as possible. sorry to those who use to read my blog about ivf's, infertility and such. i promise i didnt forget about it, i just tried to put it in the back burner so to speak.

hasta la vista, baby!