Fun, Free and Full of Possibilities
These are three ingredients that make my October 27, 2007 a cut above the rest. At feeling ko, pinagkakaguluhan ako ng press... :-) Joke lang...
The 1st Mindanao Blogger's Summit at NCCC Mall Activity Center and the Blogger's Fellowship Night at Casa Habana are the most awaited events of my blogging years. Pegged on the theme, "Spotlight Mindanao: Blogging for Culture, Identity and Understanding", the one-day activity aimed to enhance the skills of blogging and its benefits, foster camaraderie among bloggers and of course to promote peace and understanding in Mindanao(re: the theme)... The occasion had a profound impact on each and every true- blooded blogger.
The two events was spearheaded by the Usual Suspects and participated by a hundred bloggers coming from Manila and Mindanao.
I arrived at around 11AM. Yes, I'm late... My apology. To tell you, di sana ako makapunta kasi supposedly may home visit ako related to my Psychiatric nursing sa Matalam and Makilala, North Cotabato but there's no signs na matutuloy, so I decided to join. At dahil na rin sa kakulitan ni Kuya Bryan. Thank you kuya Bryce! Heheh. Later ko na rin nalaman nang nasa Bansalan na ako na matutuloy ang home visit. So, I asked my permission to my group mates and my clinical instructor na di ako makasali. Buti na lang pumayag.
MBS1 was jammed by Kuya Migs. It was complemented by top-notch speakers who stamped their individual mark. Mr. Bob Martin's Blogging in Mindanao: Travel and Technology shared his Mindanao travels through pictures. Fr. Albert Alejo, SJ discussed about Socio- Cultural Mindset of the Mindanaoan. After a yummy lunch from Dimsun Diner, a special video greeting from Aillen Apolo and Matt Mullenweg were shown. Then it was followed with Kim Castillo's "Transition from "Emo" to Niche Blogging, Jayvee Fernandez's Blogging as a way of life: Problogging and new Media, Marc Macalua's How to Optimize your Wordpress blog for Top Search Rankings and ended with Session's with A-List Bloggers. And one more thing, I got also a chance to promote my blog and won an IBM notebook. Heheh, thanks Kuya Migs and Kuya Bloggie..
The blogger's fellowship night at Casa Habana was colored by Abet (a stand- up comedian) and of course, fabulous snacks! It was the night of all night.
After the fellowship, kuya Bloggie gave us a treat together with Kuya Bryan, kuya Mark Paul, kuya Ayel, Aethen, Mikko and Kuya Jayvee at Fwendz diner.
I have finally proven that the 1st Mindanao Blogger's summit and Fellowship night provided a nice avenue for bloggers across Mindanao and from Manila to be acquainted with each other.
A pat on the back of the people who worked hard during the summit and fellowship night. To the Usual Suspects, Special Event sponsors, Major Sponsors, Minor Sponsors and Donors, thank you very much!
Surely everyone enjoyed it and indeed, a great success!
Until next time... See yah!
Photos: Doc Charles and Jun
My Psychiatric Nursing Exposure; DMH, Davao City
I'm currently here in Davao for my 3-week Psychiatric Nursing Exposure at Davao Mental Hospital (October 22 to November 9). So far, a lot has happened. Sorry, but I have no time to chronicle those experiences (maybe soon... very soon...). I just like to let everyone that I really enjoyed it. Ciao! God bless...
She's not into me!
I'm not really up to telling the sad story.
It was just like this...
There comes a time in our lives when we chance upon someone so nice and we just find ourselves so intensely attracted to that person. That feeling soon become a part of our everyday life and eventually consumes our thoughts and actions. The sad part is when we begin to realize that this person feels nothing more for us than friendship or the feeling she might have for you is just too far from how you love her. We start our desperate attempt to get noticed and be closer but in the end, our efforts are still unrewarded and we end up being sorry for ourselves...
I'm Joining the Mindanao Bloggers Summit 0.2In just three days, I will be leaving North Cotabato and head to Davao City. Yahoo!
I'd like to reiterate that I will be attending the Mindanao Blogger's Summit on October 27, 2007 at NCCC Mall of Davao City and the Fellowship night at Casa Habana. This is something I should not fail to attend. It is the best avenue for Mindanao bloggers to be acquainted with each other. I'm very excited for this aside from my Psychiatric Nursing Exposure in Davao Mental Hospital from October 22 to November 9. Thank God!, we have no scheduled activity for October 27.
The Mindanao Blogger's summit geared to the theme, "Spotlight Mindanao: Blogging for Culture, Identity & Understanding" organized by the Usual Suspects
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Anyway, below are just some of the photos taken at Kidapawan Doctors Hospital ER and NS2 during our finals Related Learning Experience (duty) this semester. The problem is, the most interesting part of it all is the part I cannot blog. Just enjoy the collage! heheh
God bless everyone!
The comeback of the Terror
Brutal... Oh so Brutal... The victim cuts the stillness, with agonized cries wounding the night. Just another shot of terrorism existence.
It was an awakening the moment I saw the truth. It has again gained lamentable catalogue of human crime. A living proof of a never ending battle against terrorism.
I was working the PM shift (3:00 to 11:00) as OPD (Out- Patient Department) student nurse with Elein at Kidapawan Doctors Hospital Emergency Room when two loud boom shattered the quiet atmosphere. Then we found out it was explosion of two bombs launched consecutively at the Recreation Center and Imperial Plaza in Quezon Boulevard. It is approximately 1000 meters (For all Kidapawenos; correct me, if I'm wrong) away from the hospital.
At around 7:35, the ER started to get flooded with injured innocent civilians. Weeping... Crying... Asking for help... My heart pounded. I was shocked for a while. It was my first time to handle a situation like that. Aside from the ER resident physician, nurses on duty, my co- student nurses and our clinical instructor, a group of physicians and paramedics showed up offering their help. As student nurses, we started working with them immediately doing whatever we could. It's very comforting to see the way the staff came together and did what had to be done. It also gives me a sense of satisfaction that I have done something even the littlest amount of care I gave (offered).
The reactions and words shared by the victims and witnesses raised my spirit and broken my heart at the same time. Is there any place in the world worth to be called safe? Every place has been put onto suspicion. Everyone gets feared that anytime a bomb would explode. We lived in constant fear lest the storm that every moment threatens should break upon us with dreadful violence.
It make matters worse for the aggrieved parties. The unfortunate event have seeded its wrath and to most people, it would take away lives of scores. So who's to blame? Is it the security forces that were accused of being lax in their duties? Is it the
local government for not foreseeing any possible incident?
While the people responsible for the tragedy are still loose (According to Philippines police chief Avelino Razon, the attack was the trademark of the al-Qaida-linked Jemaah Islamiyah rebel group, which also is also linked with local Muslim terrorist group, the Abu Sayyaf.) and while we are still in the eye of the storm, how to achieve safety and security? I guess, NONE. All we can do now is to pray. For its only our trust in Him that would make us safe and be secured. How can we attain peace? It is something to think about.
The currently held news about bombing here in Kidapawan killed an 8-year old girl and her cousin, 12 y.o. and injured to 22 others. Life is sacred; therefore we must respect its sanctity.
P.S.: The incident was something solid to slap on our faces. Be an eye- opener. God bless...
Credits: Byahilo. The Age of Innocence, ABS-CBN Interactive, Kidapawan City.net
I'm a hostage; of a Smile
The oculesic I had with one of the most beautiful ladies that Tuesday night could be called a turning point. :-)
(Please be advised Xela not to read this... Hehehe. Ulaw ko! Waaaaaa! )
I must admit that my Achilles' heel gets feeble in a sight of a beautiful girl.
I was at the back stage that time beside a newly constructed mini hotel (Hindi dahil sa gusto ko lang mamboso. At lalong hindi ako make-up artist. Kung ano man ang rason, wala na kayo dun. Hahahhahaha! Peace out!) when I saw this cute girl named "Xela". She's the HRM Department candidate for Ms. Intrams. I was attracted to her. She looked at me and smiled. Of course those are those times when you're absolutely certain something great was going to happen even over those subtle flirtatious attempts each of us was throwing. Hahaha! I'm getting grandiose.
Then she called my attention by stating a two-word-phrase. I stand firm in my belief that it's not another auditory hallucination. What am I, schizophrenic? Hahahaha!
As I almost stand beside her, I wonder for the words I may not be able to say. I couldn't talk [hehehe, repetition]. It isn't all that easy. It would take some time and effort to organize your brainwaves before the actual talking. I really had a hard time figuring out how to approach her.
I left with no choice. I just let my saliva rot inside my mouth because of fear and anxiety.