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2 pounder Cowboy Steak

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I’m not gonna’ boast that i’m the best cook, because I’m really not. I learned cooking just in 2 years and before that I can barely fry an egg.

But I really enjoy watching food network, and my boyfriend is just so appreciative of my small efforts until it became cooking to a 2-inch ribeye steak. It was honestly very risky because I have never done it in my entire life. But i guess,, thats what love can do. Make you do all the things you’ve never done before.

Somehow, it did turn out really great. he was very pleased and very surprised. lol.

I’m not even sure if I can do it again… but I do hope I will be able to. heheh.


The Power – Rhonda Byrnes (one of my favorite quote)

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“Respond intelligently to an unintelligent treatment” Lao Tzu

I’ve been trying to read this book for almost a year now and I haven’t had the chance. Now, I make it a point that not only will I finish it,  internalising on its life lessons and teachings are really crucial.

There are few moments in life where I wish I could have handled some situations differently. But I can’t dwell on the past, sometimes we just have to shrug it off and not let it affect us. Past is past. We all learn from it.

I really can relate to the saying above — means, I try to be positive about any given situation. At work, in a bad situation, or simply when things are not going accordingly. I always tell my boyfriend to laugh at negative situations and make it a learning experience instead.

He is an emergency physician and me — a nurse. We all got good days and bad work days – some pain-in-the-ass kind of days; rude patients, patients screaming at you demanding to be seen immediately because they have cough and colds.. I mean, come on… We do try to find something to smile at or find something interesting in easy cases like haemorrhoid or headache. There should be something behind  patients attitude. Maybe he had a bad day at work, or maybe he’s got financial problems, or got divorced with his wife.. or whatever leading him or her to have some kind of attitude or symptom… who knows?

There is always something to be glad about.

 Always feel good, lighten up, and don’t sweat the small stuff!


13 months

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13 months and 14 days.

This is how long I worked as an opd nurse in the former company where I worked before I resigned to pursue my speciality of being an ICU Nurse in a government hospital.

I am always grateful for the opportunity that came my way. The nice people I met, the skills I learned, and the daily experience with catering patient needs is more than enough to be thankful for.


I believe that what is really meant for us will really find a way no matter what.

When I started in my former work, they promised to transfer me to my speciality and that I have to wait for a few weeks and then they can transfer me as soon as they find a replacement.

Well, 13 months after and still, my hope gets crushed day by day, and the feeling of grieving for my skills as it becomes dormant is eating my soul and work has become depressing really fast.  I truly believe that if you do something, do it with all your heart. Go Big or die trying!

I am really skilled – I love the sound of ECG machines, ventilators, the smell of icu .. getting busy with critical patients –it gives that sense of accomplishment, that sense of hype.

6 months after I started, and a day after finding out that the lady who was supposed to replace me went AWOL, my feeling of hope really flew out the window. Its like being thrown out in the sinkhole of nothingness. I remember feeling so hopeless inspite having everyhing prepared and laid out; endorsements printed, patient updates all compiled in spreadsheets – it was like doing it for nothing. I come to work day by day so depressed and I really thought that I’d get stuck in OPD doing paperworks and calling patients asking for follow-up. To be honest, it is not really how I imagined my career to be.

With a glimpse of hope disappearing… I got an email for an interview in a government hospital, they asked for my CV, and a few days after — I was sitting outside on queue in the HR Department. It was an interview supposedly for woundcare nurse, and I said why not? I’m an ICU Nurse and I was a Hemodialysis specialist before that, I might as well try my luck and go for it.

Well, inside the room of 4 people including the HR Manager, Director Nursing, ICU Specialist, and HR personnel they checked my file and grilled me with question after question. After a moment of silence and their look on their faces — they finally asked me if I would like to work in ICU. I honestly cried in-front of them. It was everything that I asked and prayed for! I cannot imagine having this opportunity. It was like a fire lit my spirit and I was soaring high!

I truly believe that having faith in yourself and patience.. everything that is meant for us will always find a way. Everyday I am so grateful for everything in my life; my boyfriend, having a roof over my head, sun in the sky, the air we breathe, the everyday opportunities and events,  my cats and everything else that makes up everyday.

I am truly happy.


Taken by Love – Melissa Foster

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21937710 I have a hunger for crime novels. But once in a while I find Contemporary Romance easy to read and enjoyable.

This book is just well written. A very first of my Melissa Foster’s Series of novels.

Highly recommended.

5 stars.

Thankful for Being ALIVE.

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Thank you for the air we breathe.

For being grounded.

For the love around me.

For days that brings opportunities.

For Being ALIVE.



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Life is BeautifulSorry I’ve been MIA for the past few months.

I’ve been putting my priorities, and dealing with life’s rollercoaster ride. Inspite the trials, and falling deep into the sinkhole, I tend to have found light in silence and books.

I’ve read quiet a few books. I’m honestly a sucker for crime and mystery, and recently I found books of Kristina Ohlsson really interesting and I read DISAPPEARED, and UNWANTED in 2 days.

Kristina Ohlsson - UNWANTEDKristina Ohlsson - DISAPPEARED


Apart from reading, I kind of enhanced my cooking skills — as you all know, I’m really horrible in the kitchen. I’m still doing basics and taking baby steps in learning which ingredient goes best with what. It’s a work in progress..

I learned so much that Life teaches us lessons everyday, we need to be sensitive to its teachings and to be grateful for whatever it brings.

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“And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.”
Haruki Murakami

Just Quotes:

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Dawson(Of Dawson’s Creek) : [describing heartbreak]

It’s agony. Complete, excruciating agony.

It’s like your heart has been ripped out of your chest and stomped on, and you can’t breathe…

you don’t want to eat… you can’t function.

It’s the most intense pain that you’ll ever feel, and the worst part is, there’s no way to relieve it.

It’s unyielding, merciless torture, and you *know* that it’s yours for life.