Sunday, May 31, 2009

Nurses and Scrubsmag

Scrubs are sort of like a nurse's uniform and its easy to associate a scrub suit with a nurse. Add on several TV shows that feature the life of nurses like ER, House, Grey's Anatomy, ordinary people like me learn a little bit of how the life of a nurse works out.

The site I just came across features the lifestyle of nurses. It's a very uplifting and positive insight into the very busy lifestyles of nurses. Scrubsmag is very direct to the point, and even offers tips given by seasoned nurses that beginners will certainly find useful.

I'm not a nurse, but I like watching the shows I mentioned earlier, especially House. I only found out in Scrubsmag that there are actually quite a few nurse shows that just didn't click. Here's the list I found in the article Top 10 Nurse Shows of 2009 That Didn't Make the Cut.

10. Nurse Shackie: Golf Course Triage Nurse!

9. American Vitals: Nurses Sing Out Their Charts!

8. Lost: The Crummier Moments in Travel Nursing

7. Law & Order: Super Cranky Charge Nurse Unit

6. Med Men: Male Nurses who Drink Bourbon and Have Impeccable Hair

5. 24: That's How Many Hours I Worked Today

4. Dancing in the Stars: Nurses Boogie in Their Favorite Print Scrubs

3. NCIS: NICU! Critical Care! I.V. Poles! Saline!

2. The Mental List: Nursing Students Recite Weird Mnemonic Poetry

1. FoghoRNe LeghoRNe: Tales of a Male Nurse Who Gets the Chicks

I also liked the article entitled Praying With a Patient. I liked how the recent nursing graduate did not want to offend the very ill patient by not joining in the prayer, and other people who were present because she was uncertain of their religious beliefs. As the saying goes, you really can't please everyone, and her concern was real. It's hard to be in a room and make a decision right then and there.

So there, those are just some of the stories you can read on Scrubsmag. Hope to see you guys there!


Henry's First Day Off

Today is Henry's first and only day off from his training at Pilipinas Teleserv. You read it right, it's his first and only day off from work. Their company requires them to work 6 days in a week. I'm glad about the feedback he's giving regarding his training. He's obviously enjoying and having a lot of fun learning about TM.

I just hate seeing him so exhausted all the time. And since he takes his motorcycle with him on a daily basis, I worry for his safety on the road. I know he's a good driver and I trust him on his wheels, it's the people on the road I don't trust.

Only 10 days left of his training and he's moving on to the next phase. I can't wait when he takes in calls so he experiences the life of a call center agent.

The Nurse's Guide to Good Living

The life of a nurse is no joke. It is serious hard work and the hard work lasts for hours and hours. Worse, these hours can be any hours of the day - including the wee hours. Scrubs are the usual outfit that people associate nurses with. White scrubs are usually the most common, since they represent cleanliness.

A nurse's life is very hard and rewarding at the same time. You get to help and take care of people and nurse them back to health. A nurse's career is also continuously evolving - at first you start to be a student nurse, then a new nurse, and eventually a seasoned nurse and help new nurses and teach them the lessons that can only be learned through experience.

If you happen to have a friend or a relative who is a nurse, nominate them for a Scrubby. You can make a friend or a family member their own award based on the times they make you laugh, the best smile, and so on. It's a great way to brighten someone's day. Or, you can participate in a nursing poll like if you are a fan of ER, House, etc, you can choose which is your favorite fictional portrayal of a nurse, what best to eat to de-stress, what to wear, and other questions nurses often find themselves asking. A trip to the tip jar is also great, since here seasoned nurses share their tips to newbies.


June is Here!

Tomorrow is the first day of a new month. June usually marks the start of classes here, and my eldest daughter Keisha is starting her Kinder 2 school on the 3rd. Kinda weird that her school will start on a Wednesday.

With the H1N1 scare, students who have recently gone abroad will not be allowed to go to her school for the first 10 days. Those with fever need to wait as well, until they get better. Some parents think this is an overreaction, but for me, precaution is always better than cure.

Of course, June also marks the rainy season and as expected, today is a pretty rainy day. I wonder how I can finish laundry tomorrow. Tomorrow is also going to be a pretty busy day for me. I have to go to the post office to mail my mom in law's documents and pay the light bill. When I think of all the things I need to do in the following days, I can't help but sigh. But I'm glad that I get to spend the day with my kids.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Cancer Caused by Asbestos Exposure

Cancer is a disease that almost everybody has known or encountered, either personally or through a friend or relative. There are different types of cancer that affects different parts of our body like the liver, the lungs, the colon, the breasts, and so on. There is though, this one type of cancer that I haven't heard of. This type of cancer is called Mesothelioma.

So you might wonder, what is Mesothelioma? It's actually a type of cancer, a very dangerous type at that, which is caused by asbestos exposure. Yes, the asbestos that is usually used by workers in the shipbuilding industry, construction, auto mechanics, contractors, and demolition. Sadly, this type of cancer not only the workers exposed to asbestos, but it also affects their families as well.

Asbestos manufacturers have gone bankrupt over the years, and the people who have this dangerous type of cancer that affected their lungs are often left with compensation. But having a Mesothelioma Lawyer makes a really big difference. I wouldn't be surprised to find out that asbestos manufacturers already knew the dangers of being exposed to it, but I guess some people choose profit over anything else, so instead of making the truth known to the public, they hid it instead, causing people and their families to suffer from this disease.

If you know someone who works in the industries I mentioned, do advise them to care extra precautions.


Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Second Day of Training

Today is Henry's 2nd day of training at Pilipinas Teleserv. He's working there as a call center officer and his account is Touch Mobile or TM. He'll be in training for 16 days and his pay is almost 17k a month. Not bad for a first time call center agent.

I remember my first call center, the now defunct TCI. My base pay was 12k plus commission, but I was never good at hard selling so I didn't take home that much. For Henry, there'll be no selling involved and he's just there to take in calls.

I'm glad Henry seems excited about his new job, and that he likes his workplace. Free parking for his motorcycle is also a plus for him. I just miss seeing him at home when I get here.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Day

Happy Memorial Day! Hopefully most of us will spend the weekend remembering the heroes that changed our lives, regardless of nationality.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

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Friday, May 22, 2009

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Thursday, May 21, 2009


Wednesday, May 20, 2009

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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

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Monday, May 18, 2009

I've Been Hacked

Last May 13, I received an email from PayPal saying that my payment has been sent. This left me wondering because I haven't made any online purchases. So I logged into my PayPal account and there it was, I had sent a payment on May 13 to an email address I didn't know.

The first thing I did was to change my PayPal password, and from now on I use the on-screen keyboard when typing my password. I filed a dispute, and crossed my fingers. I did some research, and I tried the recipient's email in social networking sites like Friendster and FaceBook, and I found her in MySpace. She was 22 years old, from Canada, and had a lot of face piercings.

Just today, I logged into my email again and PayPal refunded my "payment" to this unknown person. What scares me is the fact that she was able to access my account and send my PayPal balance to hers. But I am trying to look on the bright side that my account was hacked when I didn't have that much funds in it.

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Sunday, May 17, 2009

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Saturday, May 16, 2009

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Friday, May 15, 2009

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Thursday, May 14, 2009

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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

buzzTrendz ... Bringing Twitter and YouTube together!

BuzzTrendz is a cool site I just came across. Like Twitter, you'll get to read updates on people you follow and/or on the latest trends, but what's cool is that you'll also get to watch a related video about this trend! Sounds cool, right? So drop by BuzzTrendz and see what the latest buzz is!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Blogging Blues

Lately I've been getting the blogging blues. Sometimes, there are days when I know I have a deadline and I slack off doing something else. Before, I experienced a writer's block, wherein there were just some times I couldn't write anything.

Now, I'm beginning to feel whether some of the online jobs I have are really worth keeping. I'm questioning myself because I usually write my online work in bulk, during my days off from work. I question this because instead of me being able to spend more time with my kids during my days off, hours of it are spent in front of the computer, not to mention other chores like laundry.

But then again, at the end of each month, when I get ready to withdraw my PayPal funds, I have no regrets. I have extra cash to take the kids to the mall and do a little leisure shopping with them.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Eat Bulaga!

Too bad!

My mom in law just heard from our neighbors that today's episode of Eat Bulaga! would be filmed at a covered court which is about a block away from our residence.

If Keisha wasn't sick, I would have bought the kids with my mom in law to watch Eat Bulaga! live. I'd love for the kids to see their favorite stars live and who knows? Maybe we'll get picked as contestants in one of their game shows and win some cash!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

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Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day!

This goes out to my mom, my mom in law, and all my friends who are already moms. And to the great moms here in the blogosphere, today's our day! Don't forget to give your moms a big kiss today!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Going to be Busy

This week, I'll be even more busy than usual. We just hired new QAs at work, and my boss assigned one of them to be my QA buddy. I'll be responsible for answering her questions and making sure that she reaches her goals.

I'm nervous since I feel that I'm still new and that I just might teach her the wrong things, but then again, my boss wouldn't give me this task if he felt I wasn't ready. So, wish me luck!

Her name is Julie, btw.

Monday, May 4, 2009

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Sunday, May 3, 2009

Ride the Flying Ray!

Manny Pacquiao's Big Fight with Ricky Hatton

Today is Manny Pacquiao and Ricky Hatton's big fight, and it's available on Pay Per View but here you can watch it live via satellite at SM Malls. I'm wishing Manny Pacquiao good luck as I always do, and I can't wait to see the results. I wonder who will win, will it be Manny Pacquiao or Ricky Hatton? I think this will be a great fight to watch.

I'm keeping my fingers crossed for the Philippine pride!

Me and Henry

I took this picture from the secondary camera of my Nokia 5800 Xpress Music. We don't have a lot of sweet pictures together, and now I'm glad that we do.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Sweet Sleeping Kids

I came home from work the other day and this is how I found the kids enjoying their afternoon nap. Ain't they sweet?

Friday, May 1, 2009

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