2012’s PBA Commissioner’s Cup Champions!!!! BMEG Llamados!

I can’t help but post another PBA related post. I’m sorry if I’m being too much in in-your-face mode but I just haven’t been excited in sports like this for years. Yes, for sure, I also got excited for the AZKALS especially when they were just starting, but PBA will always be special! It’s one thing to be proud when you send representatives of your country to international competitions, but it’s another thing to have Filipino players play against each other! Both teams’ fans are present during the game, people of different social strata come together, united for their respective teams. I mean, it’s our version of NBA! What else is there to say, right?

Anyway, it was a good thing, I was on AM duty yesterday, so I still had time to go to church (alone) and claim my mother’s pair of pants that she had altered and watch the GAME!

I cannot exactly tell how much madness this game brought us. My sister and I were literally yelling our hearts out as we watched the game on TV, what more, should we have watched it live!

At first, I didn’t exhaust myself cheering since I was disappointed during game 6 when BMEG started out on fire, but ended up losing. So, I told myself, I should reserve all emotions for the last 2 quarters. True enough, Talk and Text was blazing. Jimmy Alapag and Larry Fonacier shared a few three pointers which kept them on lead for a few minutes (yabang eh, minutes lang pala!). Then it went down to the last few seconds of the last quarter when we thought that TnT was gonna take home the cup, but things turned around when Denzel Bowles took the game to overtime! We were on the edge of our seats and I cannot count how many argghsss and uhhhs we gave out yesterday! We were losing hope seeing even flat affect James got pissed already! I remembered this commentator saying BMEG already went too far to lose, not this time! And I heard that echoing on my mind while watching James Yap (who obviously contributed so much to reach game 7). It also made me sad seeing cheery Danica Sotto-Pingris then seated quietly this time. Ako na ang affected! But you can’t deny the fact that games likes these will always be accompanied by drama!

But, just like what I said, things turned around when the game went overtime! Bowles became UNSTOPPA-BOWLES! Every ball he fired went straight into the basket! Then BAM! 90-84, BMEG LLAMADOS wins 2012 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Championship GAME!

YAHHHHHHOOOOOOO! Again, COngratulations to BMEG: Big Game James, Unstoppa-Bowles, the Rocket-Intal, the Fireball-Urbiztondo, Pinoy Sakuragi-Pingrisย and everyone else! Never mind James Yap’s round of afflause-deserving speech! He still is the MVP!!! I truly have respect for him na! HAHA!

Ok that’s all folks! Time to move on, back to the real world! ๐Ÿ™‚

my first PBA experience

Yesterday, my siblings (big pba fans) and I went to see the Finals at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. We’ve been closely watching the games between Talk and Text and BMEG. Now they’ve reached game 5 (race to 4) and we just had to watch it live.

My sister couldn’t be more excited especially since Game 4 was full of action (literally). So we expected that Game 5 was even more exciting.

And it really was! The first few points made by each team got everyone cheering, even us. I can get really cheery and noisy and wild when it comes to watching games live, but I was more fun back in high school. I was a bit mellow last night but still, I made a few howls and hooots! Nakakahawa kasi ang energy ng BMEG fans eh!

Watching this made me relive my college UAAP days. The crowd, the drums, the balloons, the throwing of foul but funny retorts of fans against each other—everything was exactly the same!

Unforgettable moments of the game were: 1) James Yap’s awe-striking 3-pointer shots, 2)Jared Dillinger’s hilarious dives 3) The ala angry birds halftime t-shirt giveaway 4) the surprising Gerald Anderson face of the game moment

Anyway, I couldn’t be happier with how the game ended 82-66! It was worth my baon and the rush after my duty!

Jus-just in time after work and Kat-wala lang vacay mode haha!
Gong Cha after the game; three friends= 2 BMEG + 1 TNT (away na!)
Dinner before the game and some cute but expensive canvas bags from NBS

thoughts on being a staff nurse…..FINALLY!

Today, I was on my way to the Medical City and Lourdes Hospital (to submit my resumes) when I got “the” text from MEMC (the hospital where I trained for the last 5 months) informing me of my interview at 12 noon. They also included at the end of the text that I was one of the 12 (out of 20) who got absorbed as a *ehem ehem* staff nurse! That was 10:19am and I was on the tricycle already. So, I just had my IVT certificate photocopied and took the trike back to our house. When I got home, I had to take a bath again (because it was damn too hot today—36.6C according to twitter) because I was sweating like a pig and I had to look nice, plus I had to change into a business attire. So I ironed my clothes and I even had to sew my pants (ripped at the crotch part). I skipped lunch because I had 10 remaining minutes before noon. I arrived 15 minutes late, as expected, but I wasn’t worrying about that. I know whoever is in charge of interviewing us would be considerate enough to let that pass. When I got there, they were waiting for 4 more people, since the remaining 2 were out of town and my partner claimed she didn’t get the text. PHEW!

Anyway, the chief nurse just informed us that we had to be at the conference room 15 minutes before 6am on Wednesday (our first day) before we went to our respective stations for the next 6 months (if I’m lucky enough to stay), where we had to get our schedules, make courtesy calls, before we took off.

Speaking of schedule, here’s mine for the next 2 weeks……aaarrrggghhhhh!

Can’t argue with that….I’m gonna have to endure all the things they had to say about what happens on AM shift in that station (5 days lang naman, Mars) . I should be scared. To tell you honestly, I really am. When was I not, right? But look at the bright side, at least I got briefed about it and “her”. No, it’s not a ghost I’m talking about. On second thought, I should be afraid of that too! HUHUHU!!!! ๐Ÿ˜ฅ

ย Then we stayed for a while, shared our thoughts about being absorbed. Most were a bit ambivalent (including me) about it since we only had a week to rest when the previous batches had at least 2 weeks to a month of bumming around before they got called in for contract signing and all; and to think they only trained for 3 months!!! HAYAYAY!!!

Then, my new partner, Nicole and I stayed when everyone else left because I was dishing about our station and our infamous head nurse. Hopefully I’d become good enough to please her. I know being a worrier, I shouldn’t be letting people scare me with their experiences and horror stories, but I can’t go to battle unarmed, right? So we had merienda/late lunch at Chowking before we went our separate ways. I even got to meet her mom who ranted about the heat and other stuff, which was quite entertaining but comforting in a way.

So that’s about it. Apparently our swimming party won’t push through anymore. Poor pink, Selena Gomez-inspired, bandeau bikini and denim, short shorts I bought in Divisoria yesterday, it would take years before I get to wear them for the first time. Poor me, I haven’t even experienced summer 2012 yet (except for the punishing, smoldering, excruciatingly irritating weather) it is about to end. Then before I know it, I’d be going to work in boots or submerged in floodwater already!

So what does this tell you about me finally getting my paid twice a month as a real nurse? Well, I’m sure as hell happy, sad, thankful, unsure, happy, sad and thankful. I never thought things would go this way for me. I never thought I’d be blessed like this. I never thought I’d pursue this career, not when my grades were getting shaky and I getting depressed a few years back, when I was still in college. I never thought I’d be able to get through the cutoff in first year college, or graduate, or pass the board exams, or be able to find a job. Crazy, things have been falling slowly into place for me and it’s all because of Him. So again, thank You, Lord. You really do move in mysterious ways and You really have a knack for making me feel better after I cry myself a few times to sleep. Thank You!

I could tell, I made my parents happy today, which made me happy too! **teary-eyed** CHOS! I told my father jokingly (since he was the 2nd to the last to know) when he woke up for dinner earlier, “Pa, ako na mag-papa-aral kay Kat!“. I also proudly told my mother immediately after I got home, “Ma, ako na magbabayad ng tubig“, then she replied “Ano ka? Pang-pamasahe mo yun noh?” and I thought, oo nga noh?? haha!!

waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhh I still couldn’t believe it (even though we had people leaking the news even before our training ended). It still hasn’t sunk in. Maybe in 2 days, when I get to handle patients on my own. As in for real. ON MY OWN. Waaaahhhhhh the big world scares me. I just wanna go back to being scolded by our yayas when we wouldn’t sleep during siesta time! I miss being young. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

A lot has happened lately, I cannot fully digest it all. I could still remember us on our oath taking on October of last year…… then came this training at a local hospital!

I cannot thank God enough for all of this. I am so blessed to have known people who helped me become a good nurse and a good person. ๐Ÿ™‚