To All My Newly Registered Nurse Friends. Because Saying Congratulations is Faaaaar from Enough


And I was supposed to put this on my BLOG , but Lord knows nobody visits that - so this, here, is more appropriate. Consider this as my big fat hug.

Oh I'd love to put your names..every little detail, down to your number on the results list. But the fear of missing out some names has stopped me from doing so. Oh well, your names are HERE and that's what matters.

You've made it. After the sleepless nights and..well, what have I got to say, I've never been there. But everything has paid off. Perhaps I feel strongly about this because I might have been one of you (LOL), or then again, I might have flunked at 2nd year, or 3rd year - or the licensure exam at that! But the thing is, you made it. And as happy as I was this lunchtime, browsing through the results, seeing your names - I know my happiness does not measure to the joy you guys now feel.

To my dear newly registered nurse friends from five, six, seven and eight years back in high school, mostly from 4 - Mayer, Regis and Taegon. To those I've met along corridors or have exchanged smiles with. Gradeschool buddies from Lourdes College Grade School. 1st Year Nursing Blockmates (NJ) and some sister blockmates, people I've exchanged nods with at XU and Crusader Yearbook Buddies (and you all resigned because you were busy!). To all those I've tagged, and to those I haven't..To you..all of you.

My heart joins the collective beating of your hearts, a beat so fast it becomes a tune to dance to, a sound so loud it resonates throughout the whole universe.

No words can explain how proud and how happy I am for you guys. Congratulations and lots of love to you all!

I love her. I just didn't know her until she died.


I have never been a fan of the rock scene - or the Pinoy rock scene at that. My music IQ is so low. I'm stuck with basic guitar, futile piano attempts and post grunge alternative of the mid - nineties (which is way past my age) and classical music for Hillarie. So I didn't really know who Anabel Bosch was - until yesterday when I came across the Inquirer's Sunday Magazine. It was lying on the dining table, along with the rest of the newspaper sections and the tabloids my father buys daily.

I actually just took it with me to the to the toilet (Lord knows - like my mom and my brother - I HAVE TO READ in the toilet), when I came across her picture. Her back to the camera, revealing those big, blue wings. Ah - just another one of them rock ladies, I surmised. I didn't even read the article.

I brought the magazine with me to the room, to show Cococ the tattoo (and then this one: Lord knows I've been dying to get a tattoo since twelve). Because he was still playing poker on Facebook (therefore I could not work because he was hogging the laptop), I had no choice but to lay down beside my sleeping little Hillarie and read the article. And lo, did I just realize that it was actually a tribute, an obituary of some sort - well written and moving. And the article lead to another thing, and then another, and another. Instead of finishing the Ebook I was writing (on Mothers Going Back To Work), I visited Anabel's Blog, read a couple of posts, watched some youtube videos, did some Google searches..

..and found beauty.

How can I say this without sounding like a fanatic? (teehee). Her blog burns with her spirit..I cannot begin to say how much I love her blog, I love how every piece and every word just oozes with soul. How everything sounds so simple and so honest. I have always been a voracious reader, and I have always been choosy with what I read - but I will continue visiting her blog until I have read every single post.

Why? Is it because she writes so well? Is it because I see part of myself in what she has written, or a part of who I think she was? Is it because her voice is awesome (sorry, running out of adjectives). Maybe because secretly, in my past life I have always dreamed of becoming a rock star. I have no idea. And I don't really care. You see, that's what goddesses do, they touch lives of people - even those they don't know. Even when they aren't around anymore.

So there. I'm halfway done with my Ebook and the deadline's tomorrow. And I stopped to write this blog post.

Anabel, you are beautiful. =)

shemu shmoil


Okay, I'm bitter. I want Emu Oil. And because I don't have cash on hand at the moment (actually, I do, but it's not for buying things off the internet) so I can't get one. I have just recently heard about the rave on emu oil, and I would love to try it myself.

So what exactly is Emu oil? And this site says:

Emu Oil has been used for thousands of years by the Aborigines of Australia to reduce the pain & swelling of arthritis, heal wounds & burns including sunburns, and to reduce the pain, itch & swelling of insect bites and stings.

Scientific studies verify that Emu Oil has unique healing properties.

Emu Oil is highly moisturizing, a natural skin softener and has rejuvenating properties
( has been shown to reduce the depth and length of fine lines & wrinkles ). It is also non greasy and highly penetrating. In fact Emu Oil has demonstrated to be the fastest and most penetrating oil into the skin, making it an excellent trans-dermal carrier for any other
added moisturizers or therapeutic ingredients.

Emu Oil is natural & non-toxic, non-comedogenic (does not clog pores), hypo-allergenic (non-irritating) and gentle for all skin types.

Emu Oil is an effective anti-inflammatory. The potency of the anti-inflammatory effect from Emu Oil is similar to ibuprofen without the negative side-affects frequently common with traditional prescription or corticosteroid based anti-inflammatory medications.

Emu Oil has demonstrated to benefit the following conditions and problems:

  • acne
  • age spots
  • arthritis
  • athletes foot
  • bed sores
  • bruises
  • burns
  • bursitis
  • calluses
  • carpal tunnel syndrome
  • chapped lips
  • complexion problems
  • conditioning hair
  • contact dermatitis
  • cracked skin
  • cuts & lacerations
  • dandruff
  • diabetic bruising & ulcers
  • diabetic neuropathy
  • diaper rash
  • dishpan hands
  • dry skin
  • eczema
  • eye irritation
  • fever blisters
  • fingernail cuticles
  • frostbite
  • gout
  • gum disease
  • growing pains
  • hair loss
  • headaches
  • hemorrhoids
  • in-grown toenails
  • insect bites
  • irritated skin
  • itching
  • joint pain
  • keloids
  • lumbago
  • massage
  • medication carrier
  • moisturize skin
  • muscle pain & spasms
  • pain relief
  • pet hot spots
  • pet injuries & wounds
  • psoriasis
  • radiation burns
  • razor burn & nicks
  • recent scars

  • rheumatism
  • rhinitis
  • rosacea
  • scar prevention
  • sciatica
  • scrapes & scratches
  • shin splints
  • shingles
  • sinus headaches
  • skin rashes
  • skin grafts
  • skin hydration
  • sore muscles
  • sports injuries
  • sprains
  • stiffness
  • stretch marks
  • sunburn relief
  • surgery scars
  • swelling
  • tendonitis
  • thin, aging skin
  • tired feet
  • varicose veins
  • wasp, bee stings
  • windburn
  • wounds
  • wrinkles & fine lines

Doesn't it sound beautiful? Note that I specified two
things in the list: STRETCH MARKS and SCAR PREVENTION. Now, a match to my ever trusted Virgin Coconut Oil. Although a bit more expensive (I think around PHP 300 plus for 20ml), they claim it works right on DAY ONE. I'd really like to try it because I've been using VCO, and although I swear by it, I haven't seen any great changes on my scars and stretch marks.

So, I want this! I want EMU OIL! But I cannot have it as of the moment. Most of the sellers in Multiply (less than a handfull) do not accept PAYPAL. Why the hell is that? Arrggh.

So I am bitter. Hmph! See this bird?

They use this to make Emu Oil!! I have no idea about the process though (maybe the same way they get lard from pigs), but I do find the bird cute.

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