most toxic OR week everrrrr!

Today, when we came in for 2nd day of duty (a.k.a. Holy Tuesday) in the OR, we did not exactly expect this—->(an OR board full of cases!!)

Funny there was like a 20-second silent glaring that occurred between me and my partner and the board! We just stared silently at the board as if conditioning our minds and bodies for the long day ahead!

Normally, there would be a couple of cases in a day, 5 tops! There was even a time wherein we were assigned to go on PM shift and all we did was go on a movie marathon! We finished Juday and Ryan’s latest MMFF movie and Final Destination 5 all in 1 sitting! HAHA! Good times! But today, it was totally different. It’s as if everyone was rushing to get their procedures done before the doctors go on their respective vacations. My other co-trainees (those who were assigned to go on PM shift today) texted me that as we speak (9pm), they haven’t had dinner yet!! I don’t think they were able to rest long enough as we did today.

My partner, Elisha and I had at least 30 minutes to an hour of breaks in between our procedures (2 circumcisions each). We even had time to eat, brush our teeth, play around, tweet, text and play Un-Block on my phone!!!

Goodness, I wouldn’t even want to think of what’s going to happen to me tomorrow. Elisha will be going to Bohol which leaves me no choice but to go on duty alooooooone!!!! aaaarrrghhhhhh! Although I know I don’t have the right to be bratty and complain about being left alone since I had to leave her alone in the OR twice during our first week there too! Looks like I’m going to have to eat my heart out and move on! Bitter much??!?! πŸ˜› Kidding!

I’m just going to have to look forward to the loooooooooooooooooooooooong weekend to make myself feel better! πŸ˜›

how i made your necklace :P

As promised, I’d make a short entry for how I made Bri’s necklace!

Days before I gave this to him, my training partner/co-trainee forever and I went to SM Taytay. She had to have photos of her and her boyfriend printed out for the scrapbook she was making for him (for their anniversary). Then we went to National Bookstore (my favorite store in the world :P) to buy new ballpens (panda ballpens in particular coz the retractable faber castle ballpens were so overrated! ahaha!). As usual, I had to make my rounds (hospital?) and look for interesting finds and true enough, I found this!

It was this pottery clay which hardens into a real clay pot-like finished product when air-dried! This D.I.Y. stuff had other variations. The other two had wood and stone finish(es). Right then and there, the idea of making a batman pendant came into my mind. I’m not sure if I saw this picture first before buying this stuff or vice versa:

POTTERY CLAY + PAINTS!

Anyway, here’s the finished product! It looks like a grade school-level project (or a preschool project even!), but I was so happy it came out pretty foooyyn! I bought the lace from the Bead Shop in trinoma with bestie and here’s how it looked after!!! (again)

please don’t mind my awesome face here! πŸ˜›

other D.I.Y. gifts I made for him:

1) this iron on batman logo pillow case I designed myself! (+pillow)

2) the personalized felt phone case (which he barely uses!)Β 

3) the custom-made couple necklace (which unlike the phone case, he loves using)

4) this one was given by my tita (who owns a general merchandise store). She sells these stuff because her store is just beside a school and kids love making these small personalized bracelets. I gave mine to him! πŸ™‚

p.s. i just realized how much i love CREATING gifts instead of BUYING ready made stuff…………..it’s much more appreciated (I guess!) plus it’s more fun to do!