Chopin beats & droppin Brahms.


phase one: r u m i n a t e
February 28, 2009, 3:51 am
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So Spring Break has finally arrived, and it seems like it couldn’t have come at a better time. I know it feels so early in the semester, but fuck! (sorry for the F bomb drop) I need time off.

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The first day of spring break went down like this. Drove from school to home, to Disneyland, to Boiling Crab, to Fullerton, to Guppy’s, to home. Now to the amateur, this is a very busy Friday. But this is a typical (day) for me.

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I’m always down for adventures, I’m always driving to places for different reasons.

But here are the top 3..

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1– being External Vice President of Pangkat Pilipino requires me to see what’s up with other schools and help promote events for our school

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2– i love being with people whose company i enjoy

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3– i don’t like staying at home for too long. (haha)

so for this whole school year it’s been alot of driving, alot of new faces, new places, new adventures & new memories that i hope will soon to be the daily, and will somehow manage to cement itself permanently in my life. because real talk.. i’m lovin it.

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alot of what has happened in these past few months have opened up so many doors that i never knew existed. i feel more alive than i’ve been in years, and it seems that people really appreciate me for who i am, not what i am or who I know.

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the only word i can describe it is: refreshing

but if you wanna play dirty, i got some. no joke there’s alot that’s been going on in my life and many times the reason why i’m out and about is because of #3. I don’t wanna deal with the drama, you feel me? but really i think it’s about time that i just take some time for myself, and not use it to go out and go an adventure because there IS beauty in rest.

I need a day off. I need to just stop for a second and THINK– ruminate.

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It’s rumination time.

If you’re like me, we get into the habit of taking care of too many other things before taking care of ourselves. And we get burnt out in the process. or WORSE– you DGAF. I think that’s the scarier feeling– because you become insensitive and eventually impermeable to some really important issues like.. i dunno SCHOOL?

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It’s time I take out alot of these distractions.. just for a little while, even if I do enjoy them. I mean, don’t get me wrong–spending quality time with quality people is one of my greatest joys.

However, I think I’m forgetting just how much energy i’m using up just to keep myself going.

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So as a regeneration period that will be relatively brief , (1 to 2 days) I’m going to use this as time for myself.

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I’m going to be a nurse, and best believe that before I get into the business of taking care of others, I need to learn how to take care of myself.

So here’s the beginning of phase 1 of Lent..

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r u m i n a t e



Got to give it up.
February 25, 2009, 10:40 pm
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Before reading, if you are not Catholic: Lent is the holiest time of the Liturgical year that begins on Ash Wednesday and ends Holy Thursday (the Easter Triduum begins Holy Thursday). It is a time of reflection, sacrifice, and penance in preparation for the Lord’s coming in the Easter season.

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All of these words should be synonymous with the season of Lent. We’re not talking about a period of time of suffering for 40 days just because you can’t eat candy or drink soda or go on myspace. The idea is to take away something you enjoy, because you want to replace it with more time with the Lord.

It’s not about proving yourself to others, or a self declaration, nor is it an excuse to binge on the things you missed on Easter.

Last night was Mardi Gras aka Fat Tuesday and I felt that last night was a good way to celebrate it. Good food, drinking (not to the point of debauchery), laughing, cooking, picture taking, and spending quality time with quality people is the way it was intended to be.

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The life of Kings.

But Lent invites us to take some of those away, just for a brief period of time, to concentrate on what is we need to work on that is separating ourselves from God– which is not exactly pleasurable sometimes.

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But here’s what I’m trying to focus on this season..

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Or in other words “meditate” on the things in life that truly make you happy. The simple things in life that have been created for us to be inspired by, to enjoy, to care for. The warmth of sunshine, the joyful pain of a hearty laugh, fresh cut, clean grass, the knowledge that you are loved. In addition to that, figure out what exactly in your life that is taking happiness away from you. Stress? Procrastinating too much? Drinking too much? It’s not always easy.

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Whatever it is that’s ailing you, try and fix it. Analyze, dissect, and solve. This is a period of time that is helping YOU grow with God. And this is the most perfect opportunity to ask Him for help.

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With each passing moment, day, and week that you remain faithful and mindful with your penance– you’ll find restoration. Think of this time as a hibernation period, except for the soul. It’s a symbiotic dance of rest and labor, in order for the soul to grow stronger in faith.

& last but not least

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Lent is the holiest time in the Liturgical year. We remember how Jesus was tested and tempted by the devil, a manifestation of his humanity; how he was accused, persecuted, and even died on the cross for our sake. But all of this was not in vain.

Just like how we are choosing to do something for, and give something up to God– it is a labor of love that will result in a new life, a resurrection for the Easter season.



FEBRUARY 18, 2009– WELL YOU SEE WHAT HAD HAPPENED WAS..
February 18, 2009, 6:10 pm
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Clinicals this morning started out like any other day. I had my usual breakfast– english muffin with butter and jam, with a coffee. It was a mental health day, which means we don’t have to wear uniform, instead we wear professional attire.

The mental health facility we work at is tucked away in a clean, peaceful, suburban Los Angeles community, where people like to walk their dogs at 7 am and still wait for the paper boy to deliver the news.

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I’m not even sure if most people know that the big white house with the “children at play” sign on its driveway is actually a safehouse for the mentally unstable.

It’s a lockdown facility, which means every exit to the outside world pretty much has to be opened by a key. The key doesn’t actually UNLOCK the door. It trips a sensor which sends an electrical current to demagnatize the door so it can open. The whole facility is held together by really really strong magnets, let’s put it that way.

Well today the maintenance guy had to come over and fix something on the roof, and accidentally tripped some wiring which unlocked every exit to the facility, and slammed the fire doors in the hallways.

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Our whole clinical group was split into twos guarding each potential exit out of the facility. Lucky for Tiffany & Cariza, they got stuck in the exercise room where some lady was crying because she doesn’t know how old she was, and someone else was complaining because the black guy didn’t touch her butt, but he touched her friend’s.

(Don’t you hate it when that happens?)

So Kimie and I got stuck guarding the main exit where we were accused of running a conspiracy and an ill-tempered patient decided to throw an orange at us

—you know, just for fun.



Ready, JET SET, go!
February 16, 2009, 11:08 am
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Thursday..
11 pm Dinner at Pink’s (my first time ever)

Friday..
11 am
drove MONTEREY PARK early to Frances’ house so I could beat traffic.
830 pm
meet up with Cherisse in Phillips Ranch to carpool
835 pm go to Pat’s birthday in Brea
11 pm Christie’s party in Pomona.
130 am ride back to Monterey Park to sleep over because I was okay to drive pause not

Saturday
Valentine’s Shmalentine’s Day.
1200 pm lunch at cook’s tortas (again)
1  pm drive back to L.A. to get ready for date with roommate
720 pm drive to Cypress to pick up roommate
840 pm drive to Orange to have dinner and a movie at the Block
120 am drive to Pomona to kick it with Paul because I haven’t seen the house
3 am take care of shit in Riverside

SUNDAY
8 am
drove back to L.A., get ready for church and lunch with family in OC
1020 am
drove to Garden Grove to make mass at 11:15
11 20 am
family isn’t in OC yet, find a starbucks to study
3 pm
starbucks in Fountain Valley to Westminster for lunch with family
4 pm dessert at Yogurtland in Huntington Beach
445 pm back to mount to nap/study
945 pm pick up Tengco at UCLA
1030 pm meet up with Zugey & Natashia, Vince & Nim, for sister’s first time at Pink’s
1 am drive back to School

Monday
1 pm Disneyland.
so here’s the breakdown
PINK’S TO SCHOOL
TO MONTEREY PARK TO PHILLIPS RANCH
TO BREA TO POMONA TO PHILLIPS RANCH TO MONTEREY PARK
TO L.A. TO CYPRESS TO ORANGE TO POMONA TO RIVERSIDE
TO L.A. TO GARDEN GROVE TO FOUNTAIN VALLEY TO WESTMINSTER
TO HUNTINGTON BEACH TO MOUNT TO UCLA
BACK TO PINK’S AGAIN.

There it is ladies and gentlemen.



Get that lame shit outta here!
February 14, 2009, 5:53 pm
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“Hey baby, what’s your sign?”
“Do not enter”

“How do you like your eggs in the morning?”
Unfertilized.” AAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHA

“If I could see you naked, I’d die happy.”
“If I saw you naked, I’d probably die laughing.”

“If I could rearrange the alphabet, I’d put I and U together”
Oh really, because if I could rearrange the alphabet, I’d put F and U
together.”

“Did it hurt when you fell from heaven?”
“did it hurt when they kicked you out of hell?”

“Where have you been all my life”
“Hiding from you….how the hell did you find me?”

“I would die for you…”
“Prove it”

” I’m all you’ve got good lookin’”
“then I must not have alot”

“Haven’t I seen you someplace before?”
“Yeah, that’s why I don’t go there anymore”

“Is this seat empty?”
“Yes, and this one will be too if you sit down.”

“So, wanna go back to my place?”
“Well, I don’t know. Will two people fit under a rock?”

“I’d like to call you. What’s your number?”
“It’s in the phone book.”

“But I don’t know your name.”
“That’s in the phone book too.”

“What sign were you born under?”
“No Parking.”

“I know how to please a woman.”
“Then please leave me alone.”  AHAHAHAHHA

“Haven’t we met before?”
“Yes, I’m the receptionist at the V.D. Clinic.”

“I want to give myself to you.”
“Sorry, I don’t accept cheap gifts.” AHAHAHAHAHA

“I can tell that you want me.”
“Ohhhh. You’re so right. I want you… to leave.”

“Hey, baby, What’s your sign?”
“Stop.”

“Hey cutie, how ’bout you and I hitting the hot spots?”
“Sorry, I don’t date outside my species.”

“May I see you pretty soon?”
“Why? Don’t you think I’m pretty now?”

“Your body is like a temple.”
“Sorry, there are no services today.”

“I’d go through anything for you.”
“Good! Let’s start with your bank account.”

“I would go to the end of the world for you”
“Yes, but would you stay there?”

“Your place or mine?”
“Both. You go to yours and I’ll go to mine.”

If you are looking at a girl and she says “What are you looking at?”
say “I thought you were good looking, but I was mistaken.”

Does beauty run in your family?
It obviously doesn’t in yours!

What’s your name sexy?
Taken!

“You look like a dream.”
“Go back to sleep.”




Deja Vu
February 1, 2009, 8:24 pm
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BYE BYE BYE-NUM

JANUARY 13 2008

JANUARY 31 2009

Something about January.
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This is still our year! Our time!