Wonderlust

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Of the numerous shirts I have owned in my life, this has got to be one of my most! favorite shirts as I have shared a lot of experiences with this one.

This is a Carl Balita Review Center shirt, one which they usually give out as part of a kit when you enroll for their Nursing Licensure Exam Review. Thousands of people were given this same shirt, as each of those thousands prepared to take the biggest board exam of their life: the Nursing Licensure Exam, which will determine a nursing graduate’s career.

My shirt has seen me through sleepless nights of reviewing, days filled with anxiety waiting for the day of the exam, and after which, more days of anxiety filled with uncertainty for the results. The wait has become very painful, and all we had to do while waiting for the results was pray.

It was on August 27 that I received a call which revealed that I had passed the board exams with flying colors, and even ranked eighth! Never in my life would I have imagined ranking in that board exam, where almost ninety two thousand other hopefuls had taken it in order to claim their license. It was the end of the beginning, yet the beginning of more things to come.

Because of my success in the board exam, I was employed by my said review center to become a researcher for them, helping them make test and lecture materials. As a placer in the board exam, I am sometimes invited, together with the other topnotchers, to go on out of town trips and to motivate students to become the best that they can be.


Here we are shooting a commercial for the said review center

Sir Carl(left) and me (second from far right) with my three other co-topnotchers

Wearing this shirt, I got to travel to a lot of places. One of those places was Legazpi City. I’ve never been to Legazpi before.


I also got to try out something I’ve never done before — Wakeboarding! We went wakeboarding at Cam Sur Water Sports Complex. And yes, me, wearing the same shirt


More importantly, more than all these experiences combined, the most uplifting of them all is that, while wearing the same blue shirt, I was able to reach out to so many young hopefuls, working their way to become nurses in their own right. I was able to share my special story of failure-turned-success, from a real zero to hero, and have become a source of inspiration to most of them. These shirt has seen my moments of struggles, as well as moments of triumph.

I love this shirt! Now I want someone else to love it too! I support the Electrolux Washathon Clothes Donation Advocacy.

This. Coming from no other than my big man Palahniuk.

Have you ever felt that a certain song, it’s music and lyrics, have come to describe exactly how you are feeling during a moment in your life? Like some serendipitous moment, when you, and the song writer, and everyone who has put their heart into writing that one song, has shared a moment? In this planet of about a population of five billion, this could mean that you’ve shared a moment with a million people, with just one song — a woman you’ve bumped into on the way to work, a man who happened to be listening to the song playing on the radio, and about countless more you’ll never meet in this lifetime. Crazy.

As for me, music drives me. I personally look for the perfect song to motivate myself to work! About a year and a half ago, I was reviewing for the nursing licensure exam, and the only goal I had during that time was to top the boards. This might sound funny, but I had a theme song back then, which was a song I just happened to hear on TV. Surely you’re familiar with these lines:

You’re a good soldier
Choosing your battles
Pick yourself up
And dust yourself off
And back in the saddle

You’re on the frontline
Everyone’s watching
You know it’s serious
We’re getting closer
This isnt over

The pressure is on
You feel it
But you’ve got it all
Believe it

When you fall get up
Oh oh…
And if you fall get up
Oh oh…

{omitting the parts i don’t understand ;P }

Your time to shine
Dont wait in line
Y vamos por Todo

People are raising
Their Expectations
Go on and feed them
This is your moment
No hesitations

Today’s your day
I feel it
You paved the way
Believe it

If you get down
Get up Oh oh…
When you get down
Get up eh eh…

As weird as it may sound, that was a really important moment for me! I used to be a bad student back in college and all I did was mess things up. Music did work to my advantage as I claimed the 8th spot in the top ranking examinees of the NLE.

And recently, I noticed that during the whole hour I spend on the treadmill when I go to the gym, fast, upbeat music keep me running, while slower ones make me feel so tamad. The music dictates my pace.

^Here’s my partner in crime — My Skullcandy headphones my boyfriend got me for my birthday. I love it to bits, but I know that an Audio-Technica M50, which I’ve been eyeing for sometime now, pwns my current headphone.

How about you? Has music changed your life? I know it has been making my life travel a fun one, no matter the humps or the traffic, the roadblocks or detour, music will always be there to keep me going! 🙂

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What I liked best about Captain America is that he’s not endowed with super powers. He only relies on his optimal human strength and abilities, and that is inspiring for many people, who, in this lifetime, would like to be able to help, without the need for incredible powers.

Best Captain America moment for me was the one i spotted while watching the trailer:

That’s Chris Evans (actor) as Steve Rogers defending himself from some bully with a trash can lid. Insane, and funny, because soon enough he’ll be using a shield as a weapon, very much alike this trashcan lid he’s using now.

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