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Sunday, August 29, 2010

Photo Shoot After A Day's Work! :D

My colleagues and I did a photo shoot the other day after an exhausting day at work. It's supposed to be an entry for a contest at work but we really were not taking it seriously. So here are the outcome of the photo shoot! Not a disaster but just a whole lot of fun! :D

That's all after a day's work! :D

Thursday, August 26, 2010

A Major Major Win After A major Major Tragedy

A rainbow after the rain.

That's what Venus Raj brought to us, Filipinos, after she won the 4th place in this year's Miss Universe beauty pageant which was held in Las Vegas last August 24, Tuesday.

Although we have been dismayed with the Quirino Grandstand Fiasco Monday of this week, a good news about Venus Raj gave us a bit of a light in a most depressing situation. A lot of people said she should have won the title as Ms. Universe of 2010 is she should have elaborated well on her answer.

She was asked by American actor William Baldwin : "What was one big mistake that you've made in your life and what did you do to make it right?"

She answered with: "You know what, sir, in my 22 years of existence I can say that there's nothing major, major problem that I've done in my life because I'm very confident with my family, with the love that they are giving to me. So thank you so much that I'm here. Thank you, thank you so much!"

When I saw the replay on TV (unfortunately I was at work during the live telecast), I honestly felt a bit disappointed. If she could have explained a little bit further, I think she should have won the title! :D

Anyway, she still brought pride to us, Filipinos all over the world! Thank you so much Venus! We're so proud of you! Major! Major! :D

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

TGIT!!! :D

Thank God It's Tuesday! :D

My work week doesn't end on typical Fridays but ends every Tuesday. Whenever Tuesday comes, my team mates and I are all excited for our shift to end. Some have plans of going home to their nearby hometowns, some are pretty scheduled to get drunk! :D

As for me, I'd get enough sleep, do movie marathon, sleep again, eat some because I have to watch my diet!

I got start my DVD marathon! TGIT! :D

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Live Life Like Redmond On The Track

This video is very inspiring. It's about not giving up despite the hardships.

Derek Redmond stumbled and fell during his 400 meter semi final at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona. He stood up and completed a full lap with his father's assistance.

The courage of Redmond accompanied with a father's support is truly uplifting! It's the same with life, with all it's difficulties, we should always remember that we have our Father in Heaven who's there to help us carry the heavy loads.

Have blessed week everyone!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Struggles Of Nurses In The Philippines

By this time, my sister-in-law, Mary Joy is taking her HAAD (Health Authority-Abu Dhabi) examination at a testing center in Makati. It's a regulative body of the Healthcare Sector in Abu Dhabi. My brother is also scheduled to take the same exam on Tuesday next week. Since both of them are wanting to get a job in Dubai, this is the examination they have to pass before they would qualify to get a job as nurses in Abu Dhabi.

Why is it that getting a job as nurses here and abroad becomes so difficult? When they graduate as nurses, they still have to go through a lot before they get employed.

Most registered nurses here in the Philippines look forward to working abroad after graduation or at least after they passed the Nursing Board Exam. After that, they have to be employed as nurses locally since almost all of the employers overseas require that. Some volunteer on public hospitals (unpaid) just so they could get a certificate that they have worked locally. Some even pay just to be experienced nurses since most hospitals here in the Philippines ask them to. After a year or 2 of experience nursing locally, they still have to undergo another examinations to the country where they would want to work. Example of this is the HAAD exam. If ever they pass, they would still have to look for placement fees for the agency.

I feel for those who are jobless Registered Nurses here in our country. It would be a waste if nursing will not become their profession since they've studied 4 years for it and end up being call center agents like my colleagues. I hope the government will act on this and hopefully give our registered nurses jobs locally not at the latter's expense.

I just hope and pray that Mary Joy is going to pass the examination today. That goes to my brother too for his turn next week.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Happy Wednesday! :D


It's a beautiful Wednesday morning! It's my day off from work that's why I feel happy! :D I just love it when I had enough sleep and wake up in the morning not thinking about work at all!

My brother did my laundry yesterday to my surprise! I was a bit embarrassed but thankful that he did! I can spend my day off just watching movies and take care of my blogs!

We are going to see my cousin, Michelle later at lunch. We haven't seen each other after the May election. She just got promoted at work and I'm happy for her!

I haven't jogged this morning as planned. Maybe tomorrow, I would be able to burn some calories with my brother and sis-in-law, hopefully, if we don't oversleep! :D

It's a beautiful Wednesday morning!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Smile - Lilly Allen

A reggae beat for this week's Music Monday! Love this song by Lilly Allen - Smile...

Come join Music Monday and share your songs with us. Rules are simple. Leave ONLY the actual post link here and grab the code below and place it at your blog entry. You can grab this code at LadyJava's Lounge Please note these links are STRICTLY for Music Monday participants only. All others will be deleted without prejudice.

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Sunday, August 15, 2010

Considering A Job Overseas

A friend of mine is now working in Singapore. She informed us that she's having a great time on her new job overseas. Sometimes it makes me want to consider looking for a job abroad. Not only will you find a much better high paying job, you'll also get the chance to travel to other parts of the world.

I have many friends who work and live abroad and are having the time of their lives. If I get an opportunity, I might grab the chance to be able to see the world. I better try it when I'm not yet over 30.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Grown Ups - Movie Review

Imagine a movie which casts famous comedians like Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade and Rob Schneider. Ah! The movie house definitely will roar into laughter and fun!

I'm lucky I was able to watch a movie with these hilarious comedians in it! I just watched it with my brother Florante and sister-in-law Mary Joy yesterday at Glorrieta cinema. The movie is called Grown Ups.

"Some guys need a little extra time to mature."

The tag line says it all! The movie Grown Ups is about five adult men who didn't seem to grow up after 30 years. They were friends in junior high school and were in a team in basketball.

They got reunited after 30 years when their beloved coach died. They went back to the place of their youth together with their families. They realized that a lot of things didn't change since 1978.

If you want to relax after a day's work or just wanted to chill out, this movie would be the best pick.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Chilled Out And Watched Salt

Tuesday this week, after our tiring work, Judith, Julie and I went to see the movie Salt at Glorrietta 4. It was our last day for work week so we decided to chill out!

Salt is starred by the gorgeous Angelina Jolie who played the CIA agent Evelyn Salt. She is accused by a defector of being a Russian spy and runs for her life to clear her name, or do whatever she is designed to do. It's for you to find out! I don't want to be a spoiler right now! :D

The movie is action packed! The stunts are breathtaking and the twists, incredible! It was reported that during the shoot of the film, Jolie was take to the hospital because of a head injury but was released the same day.

Here's the trailer of the movie! A must see!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Nick Vujicic, A Real Inspiration!

I came across this video while I was browsing through my Facebook account. A man with no limbs. He's truly inspiring!

So if you're feeling sad and worry too much and have been busy making yourself miserable because of life's imperfections, think about Nick Vujicic who never gave up no matter how difficult it is to live. He stayed happy!

God has indeed reasons to everything! :D

Live, laugh and love! Live happy!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Iris - Avril and Goo Goo Dolls

I love Avril Lavigne! I had a band before where we played alternative songs. Avril's songs are part of my repertoire on our gigs.

My colleague told me about this collaboration of Avril with Goo Goo Dolls in one of my favorite songs - Iris. I love the song! It's the soundtrack of my favorite movie - City of Angels!

Here's the song for this week's Music Monday!

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Sunday, August 8, 2010

Sunday Is Not Exactly "Sleep Day" For Me

I was exhausted when I got home from work today. After doing my EC drops on my other blog earlier, I couldn't help myself from dozing off to la-la-land. :D

I was supposed to go to church this afternoon to join the choir's workout but I wasn't able to wake up. I think Sunday is really "sleep day" for me. Well, not exactly. I have to go to work later so I really have to get enough sleep.

Later on is my 3rd day for work week. I just hope we won't get a lot of calls since it's weekend in the United States. I'm also hoping for no irate callers today. Wish me luck!

Happy Sunday everyone!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Church Service And Call Center Life...

I have attended our Church service earlier. I'm glad that our church locale is just beside where I live. I won't have to spend for transportation whenever I go to church.

I do my church obligations every Saturdays since I have work on Sunday mornings. My work schedule is basically not a typical schedule. My shift starts in wee hours of the morning and I work on weekends. This is the life of a call center agent. I'm not complaining. But it would be better if I live a normal life and get high pay at the same time. :D

I still have work to do later!

Have a blessed weekend everyone!

Friday, August 6, 2010

I Promise To Blog... I'm Back!

Hiatus mode of this blog is no more! I promise to update it from today! :D

Since I am making a promise, I'm going to make sure that I'll do it this time! No more lazy mode, no more procrastination! I promise to wright on this blog. So help me God.

This is it! I'm Walking On Sunshine with blissful Ally is back!