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What’s happening to the world?

Doctors like everybody else do compete with others in our fields but no matter how competitive our world is, this is no excuse to act like this.

Someone once taught me that jokes are always half-meant. Whether Dra. Belo said this as a joke, I find it in really poor taste. Can’t we just try to do our best and help each other out instead of us living in a dog-eat-dog world?

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New Year Greeting

Let us all be grateful for the good times as well as for the trying times. Let us live this next chapter as it should be: one page at a time.

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL!

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I Wish

I wish I had computer chips in my brains so that I can remember everything

I wish I had the heart of a saint so that I can be good to everyone

I wish I am a genius so that I can solve any problem

I wish I had wings so that I can fly away from it all

I wish I had a switch so that I can turn my feelings on and off

I wish I am perfect so that I can do everything right

I wish I lived in a perfect world so that all I have wished for will come true.

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A night of fairy tale

I watched Cinderella earlier at the CCP with three friends. The show was SUPERB! Lea Salonga is sooo magaling. Most of the cast are Caucasians and they are all terrific too. I especially loved the two stepsisters. They are so funny! If it was a movie, the genre would be romantic-comedy. The only thing I found odd was the singing voice of the Queen – throughout her whole song, her voice varied a lot. But that is only me and my friend. Overall though, they were all terrific (did I just say it again?).

The costumes where so nice. The stepsisters’ gowns were hilarious especially the younger one (forgot her name). I think though that Cinderella’s wedding gown would have been nicer if they removed the pleated inner layer. My favorite though was the King’s blue cape during the wedding scene, really majestic. Another one is the Fairy Godmother’s gown, it gives you the illusion that she was flying.

The play also had beautiful props, great lighting and amazing effects. I was so astonished at how they were able to transform the pumpkin into a beautiful carriage. Ang galing-galing, sobra! Ang galing din ng pag palit nila ng scenes, very subtle kaya hindi ka nadidistract from what’s going on sa stage. It’s also amazing how fast Lea was able to change her “maid” clothes into her ball gown. Bobby Garcia is a terrific director! Also noteworthy is the trick they did when the rats became the coachman and the footman.  Oh, there was also a part where Cinderella was singing  and  different moving shadows (of a mermaid, a lion, a man, etc.) were appearing one after another in time with the lines of the song. The music is also nice, the conductor even had a speaking part during the ball scene.

Everybody must’ve enjoyed themselves, I didn’t hear any ringing tone or message alert tones. I know we got reminded to turn off our cellphones  but not everybody does that especially in a roomful of doctors (the show we watched was sponsored by a hospital). I was really, really lucky to have been invited to watch it earlier. I wanted to watch the play so much that I was even willing to settle at seating way up from where I sat. Thank God for friends who have contacts everywhere! 😀

I know I ended up paying much more than I originally planned to but Cinderella is worth every peso. If you add to that the company of three good friends, it is definitely one perfect night!

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Please spread this!

I saw this in the news last night. I know how the family must feel. Two weeks ago, we thought we also lost Tricia. My body was shaking with fear. We were frantically looking for her everywhere only to find out later that she went out with my mom. How much more the family of this little boy?

http://melquita.multiply.com/photos/album/348/HELP_My_Nephew_Was_Abducted#

I hope they find him soon. Let us pray for the little boy, his family and the ones who abducted him.

Update:

They already found the boy! Thank you Lord!
**Thanks PAT for the link!

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Really sad

I am not really a die-hard fan nor am I a relative but having been exposed countless of times to the frustration and heartbreak of seeing someone you love so dearly go through the pain of an illness, I can empathize with Lorna Tolentino, her kids and all their friends. I really salute the families who have survived such trial. Lorna is so courageous. I am not sure I can be as courageous as she is if I were in the same situation.

The passing away of one of the most loved stars in the Philippine movie industry just shows us that the stars that we idolize are humans too. They go through sickness and death like us ordinary people. The only thing different is that they appear infront of us like everything is peachy even if they feel like throwing up. That takes courage so we should pray more for them like we would for a friend who is going through the same thing.

He and his family are all in my prayers. He’s in a better place now, free from all his worldly pains.

P.S.

Let us all give our love ones an extra hug everyday. God bless everyone!

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Midlife Crisis?

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3 friends = ONE HILARIOUSLY PERFECT NIGHT!

Last week, I had a date with my new younger friend. We met at the mall, just window shopped then had pizza. She’s a beautiful and smart girl but our other friends call her autistic because sometimes, she seems to go to her own world, oblivious of the people she’s with. Maybe because she’s an only child and lost her mom at 13. She is so interested in life and quite mature for her age. We talked about so many things and got to know each other quite well in just over 2 hours or so at Pizza Hut. Out of the blue, she asked me, “Are you going thru a midlife crisis?” For a minute there, I had to put my fork down and pause for a moment. I told her no, I am not. A week after, I am not so sure anymore.

Sometimes I envy my friends who can go gallivanting around the entire Philippines with all their friends while I just want to stay home with my family. Sometimes I get so upset when people only think of themselves and to hell with others. There are times when I get furious with the government for all the red tape we have to go through. I get nostalgic sometimes and wish that I be in another place, another time. There are times that I get depressed because something didn’t go the way I wanted it to be.

My little niece (who’s not so little anymore) then comes to me and says “Mama, puter!” (Translated as: I want to play on the internet) while my Papa asks me to text Tito Luis to confirm our lunch date. Opening my inbox, I get an email from my Lola saying she just sent me several Danielle Steele books and another message from someone in my distant past. Earlier, I had one of the greatest nights of my life with three good friends.

Am I in a midlife crisis? The answer is NO because I am just TOO BLESSED to be stressed!

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Look what I found!

I read somewhere once that if you want to make your LIFE clutter free, start with your closet. Remove clothes, bags, shoes, etc. that you do not want to use or haven’t used in months then organize what is left in that closet. New Year’s Day 2006, I woke up early, armed myself with several garbage bags and started organizing my closet in the hope that the “clutter” in my life will become organized too.

Was I successful? Closet wise, yes, sort of. At the moment, my closet is not as cluttered as it used to be but I have to try harder in keeping things organized. What I am finding especially hard is keeping all my pairs of shoes in order. Imagine my happiness when I saw this at the mall yesterday.

Isn’t it nice? It’s a plastic, transparent shoe box that I can easily stack and wipe clean. Now all my pairs of shoes are protected against dust and I won’t have a hard time looking for the shoes that I want to wear. It’s a plus too that you can place two slip ons/sandals in one box. I already bought ten of this but I still need a couple more. Did you notice the orange sticker? Yes, it is on sale (Php 50.00 each)!

Whoever thought of this, thank you!

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Stressed?

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It has been a year since I had my worst possible day ever and although there are times when I still question God’s plans for me, I know HE loves me and He will make everything work out.

I just simply am too blessed to be stressed!

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What’s up?

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I have been neglecting my blogging lately I know. I have been busy with a lot of things but honestly, the main reason is that I have yet to get back my enthusiasm. I hope soon I can get it back.

Anyway, a lot of things have been happening in my life lately both good and bad. I cannot complain though. God has really been sooooo good to me and my family.

The good news:

  • Tricia is growing up to be a really, really smart little girl and she will be starting school this June already. They had an interview with the school last February and my brother said the one who did the interview was so impressed with Tricia because she was able to answer all her questions without any prodding. When she saw a painting of several farmers planting rice which was displayed in the room, she excitedly said “Farmers!” 😀
  • I have re-connected with one of my really good friends from college who is a GP. We haven’t seen each other for ages and it was only recently that we started texting each other. Now we have a promising venture together and will be spending 2 days of the week next door to each other – we’re sharing the clinic. I’m so happy!
  • I had lots of walk-in patients this week! I opened a new clinic last December and its like starting all over again but things are getting better. The new location has a lot of promise and I hope this is the start of better days ahead not only for me but also for the 2 other doctors sharing the clinic with me. I also got accepted as a visiting consultant at a hospital near the new clinic. Yey! Now I can give patients a more affordable choice.
  • Things are slowly falling into place with my father’s business. Only 1 big obstacle left and we will be home free! Thank you Lord!
  • We recently got a new telephone system installed. Pretty “big time” for us. Hehehe! We still have to get used to it though.
  • Several family issues settled. I just wish though that we didn’t have to loose one family member to be able to let bygones be bygones. I hope you’re happy and peaceful up there Tita Dinday! I’m so glad we took the time to visit you.
  • REUNIONS scheduled for next year! It’s another task resting on my shoulder but I’m happy that I can help and I’m happy to see my Papa happy. Obvious na good news ano kasi I used the word HAPPY 3x!
  • Holy Week is just around the corner which means we will be going “home” next week. Yey! I’d love to see my Lola and I can’t wait to be with my cousins again. I’m excited to see Tricia in her bathing suit enjoying the sun and sand once again.

The bad news:

Besides us losing my Tita, ehhrmm… I really do not want to dwell on the other bad anymore. Besides, the good have eclipsed the bad already.
God bless us all!

**Thanks Pat for the cute and sweet picture.

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