Monday, December 31, 2007

goodbye and hello

A couple more hours and it will be 2008.

This means a few days or even weeks of getting used to jotting down 8 instead of 7 when it's time to write the date. Ah, yes, legal documents will once again be scratched and marked with my initials to correct this common mistake.


This will be the first year in my 23 years of existence that I won't be spending New Year's eve with my family. Sigh. I just hope my co-workers decide to bring some food to make things a little more festive. I was supposed to bring puto since it's my tita's specialty but she made it two days early. My mom suggested I bring empanada instead which doesn't seem to miss an apperance whenever there's a gathering at my house. Two boxes should be enough. I'll just stuff my face with food, take my break and hope time flies by fast.

must. think. happy. thoughts.


Happy New Year!

Saturday, December 29, 2007

where did you go 2007?

I copied this from someone else. I'm not completely sure if my answers will really reflect what happened this year due to some sort of memory problems but that's okay. :D

1. What did you do in 2007 that you’d never done before? I travelled by myself.

2. Did you keep your New Year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year? I don't remember if I did pro mise certain things but that's only natural. It could only mean that I didn't follow it either. Hehehe. Next year, I'm going to save. Yup, save. *rolls eyes*

3. Did anyone close to you give birth? Yes.

4. Did anyone close to you die? Yes

5. What countries did you visit? United States (New York border.. hahaha), Japan (stop over.. haha) and Philippines.

6. What would you like to have in 2008 that you lacked in 2007? Confidence.

7. What dates from 2007 will remain etched upon your memory, and why? There's a few that I've probably mentioned throughout the year. :D

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year? Graduating.

9. What was your biggest failure? :$

10. Did you suffer illness or injury? The usual suspects, sneezing, coughing and dizzy spells.

11. What was the best thing you bought? First paycheck purchase, laptop.

12. Whose behavior merited celebration? My colleagues at work who helped me out any way they can.

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed? La di da.

14. Where did most of your money go? On random things.

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about? Going back to Philippines after almost 10 years.

16. What song will remind you of 2007? I can't seem to remember any song in particular. I might have to listen to those top-100-songs before I can pick a song.

17. Compared to this time last year, are you: a) happier or sadder? happier b) thinner or fatter? gained weight (at least I'm convincing myself that) c) richer or poorer? richer (if only)

18. What do you wish you’d done more of? Sleep.

19. What do you wish you’d done less of? Be dramatic.

20. How did you spend Christmas? Niagara. Casino. Italian dinner. Kris Kringle. Bar with siblings. Hotel. Picture taking.

21. Did you fall in love in 2007? ;)

22. How many one-night stands? None.

23. What was your favorite TV program? Prison Break (until they escaped prison and went back for the nth time)

24. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year? Does it have to be just one person? Hahaha. Errr, I'm kidding. *rolls eyes*

25. What was the best book you read? I don't even remember if I read any this year. Yes, it's pretty sad coming from someone who used to read so much.

26. What was your greatest musical discovery? I loved Dancing by Elisa ever since I heard it from SYTYCD.

27. What did you want and get? Someone who understands my mood swings.

28. What did you want and not get? Confidence. Still.

29. What was your favorite film of this year? Transformers. :D And maybe Enchanted. Haha

30. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you? Karaoke, BBQ and dinner. I turned 23.

31. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying? Hmmm. More grateful patients.

32. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2007? T-shirt and jeans.

33. What kept you sane? Venting.

34. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most? Wentworth Miller.

35. What political issue stirred you the most? War. War and war.

36. Who did you miss? My uncle

37. Who was the best new person you met? Hmmm.

38. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2007? Sometimes, you just have to let go.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

secret santa

After two Kris Kringles, I feel like I can start collecting pajamas. I bought two sets of pajamas thinking that I've never had one and within two weeks I received two more. I'm not complaining though. I can stay in pajamas all day if it was socially acceptable. Oh wait, didn't I just see a girl passing by wearing that outside? Errr. Maybe not then.

Word count: 3 pajamas in one sentence :$


After much deliberation and coercion from co-workers, I ended up attending our unit's Christmas party. Even though it meant I only slept for 3 hours because of work the following morning, it was worth it.

It was kind of odd to see everyone in some sort of fancy get-up which is way different from our drab scrubs. I almost didn't recognize some of them. Then add alcohol and music to that. :$

I was eventually pulled to the dance floor which also meant my boyfriend who insisted that he can't dance. I had to give him the look and he had to hear, "don't make me dance with your girlfriend" before he got up on his feet. A couple of upbeaty songs and one slow dance, we gave up and finished our free martinis. It was a cold night and I could have used a couple more shots of vodka or something before we went home because wearing a dress with a short jacket was a torture.

I think it was probably the safest party I've ever been to though. If anything happened, there's at least 10 doctors, a whole lot of nurses and a bunch of other health care people. :D


I'm craving for candy cane hot chocolate with whipped cream

Monday, December 3, 2007

so this is christmas...

Christmas tree: check
24/7 Christmas songs: check
Christmas plans: check
Christmas gifts: errr


This year, I decided to treat the family to a different Christmas celebration. My mom's been talking about going somewhere else for Christmas to free her from food planning and clean-up after the party. Since this is the first year I have some "funds", I suggested we spend a night at one of those hotels at Niagara Falls. So far, I've booked a hotel room and the rest hopefully will take care of itself.

Christmas shopping on the other hand seems to be last on my list of things to do. It feels like all I do is work, eat and sleep. I'm tempted to give everyone a gift card instead. Haha. Hmmm. I'm not completely crossing that idea off my list just yet...


21 more days to go.

Did I mention that I'm working on Dec. 31st and Jan. 1 night shift?

Yup, I will be starting the year off with: (a) giving medication (b) changing a patient's incontinent pad (c) answering call bells (d) toasting non-alcoholic chamgpagne with co-workers (e) calling family/friends

Oh, the possibilities. :D