Monday, January 26, 2009
Sunday, January 18, 2009
People Envy Your Confidence
You have the attitude and self esteem to take on anything. Failure is beyond not an option for you - it doesn't even cross your mind.
People envy your ability to take on any challenge ... and they're secretly afraid you think you're better than them. You don't. You're just sure of yourself.
Your Friendship Style is Philosophical
You take every friendship you have seriously, and you spend a lot of time analyzing your friends.
You've thought a lot about what it means to be a good friend, and you hold yourself to your standard.
In return, you expect your friends to be loyal, honest, and real. You're somewhat picky about who you're friends with.
Fighting with your friends bothers you more than most people. You can't stop replaying arguments over and over in your head.
You and an Empathetic Friend: Try to understand one another. You approach life very differently, but you're willing to listen to one another.
You and a Gregarious Friend: Are a better match than expected. You understand and appreciate your Gregarious Friend's energy.
You and an Independent Friend: Get along pretty well, but you can't help but think your Independent Friend needs to learn better manners!
You and another Philosophical Friend: Are friends for life. You can get lost in your intense, interesting conversations... and maybe even change the world together!
You Are 52% Jealous
You're a fairly jealous person, but it's nothing to beat yourself up about.
A little jealousy is perfectly normal, though sometimes you take it a little far.
Recognize when jealousy is taking over your life, and try to hold back your impulses.
You'll be a better (and happier) person for it!
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
I was talking to my college friend Lynore this afternoon while at the same time browsing through my extensive MP3 collection when I happen to bump into this very old OPM song sung by Jose Mari Chan and Regine Velasquez. Was kind of feeling a little dramatic too so I decided to listen to it. And next thing I know I was already fighting back tears...
If you love me like you tell me
Please be careful with my heart
You can take it just don't break it
Or my world will fall apart
Love has heard some lies softly spoken
And I have had my heart badly broken
I've been burned and I've been hurt before
I don't think I am ready to be heartbroken again. I've entrusted everything to God and I know He knows what the desires of my heart are. I will do everything I can to make my current relationship work though and will not do anything to jeopardize it. And I just have to trust that things meant to be will happen no matter how much we resist it or fight it. And yes, I will wait and pray and hope for the best.
Saturday, January 10, 2009
KB has finally ended his 15-month deployment in Iraq and he is already on his way back to the US. I am sure he is ecstatic to be finally setting foot on a much familiar ground, joyful to meet friends he hasn't seen for many months, elated to see familiar faces, and just plain happy he is home. I am happy as well that he will in one way or the other will be living a much rather normal life already. (No more water bottle showers I suppose. Wink!).
I wish I could have been in the homecoming ceremony. I wish I could have been there to give him the first comforting hug. I wish I could have been there to welcome him with a kiss. But I can't because I am somewhere far away.
At this point, with all honesty, I can say that I am still battling the fear of uncertainty. Not that I don't have trust. It is for the simple reason caused by the cold distance and stark separation. We promised each other to still maintain if not improve our daily communication. More time to talk since we are basically awake at the same time. We also have talked about looking into making telephone calls aside from the VOIP and IMs we currently do. And oh, as soon as our schedule permits, we might be starting to play a NEW online game together. Can't believe I got hooked to this as well. I have never ever had any interest in this but his patience in teaching me the how-to's changed all that. While he's back in the US, we would be able to maybe pencil in a lot of plans about his visit here.
I will be waiting until he's settled in and be able to sit down and talk to me again. Stay safe Babe and we will see each other soon. I will be waiting until you finally come home to me. Can't wait for block leave...
Thursday, January 1, 2009
A day before our scheduled flight from Davao to Manila, my sister felt some tummy discomfort already. She felt some air in her tummy and she cannot burp and pass out flatus. She was curled in bed almost the entire day subsisting on medications advised by mom and dad and her experience as student nurse. But a couple Buscopan, Dicycloverine and Loperamides didn’t seem to help. She said coffee seemed to alleviate the pain she feels so we had her drink coffee as often as she wanted. We went to church the next day and she was still feeling the same pain. We blamed everything to the jackfruit she ate the other day. She started losing her appetite for food. I can only imagine how she was feeling during our flight. Hours after we landed, she said she felt the air move from one part of her tummy to the other. I told KB about it while we were talking and he got so concerned that he requested for their base doctor to talk to us and try to diagnose what my sister is feeling. She was prescribed Gas-X or Maalox and was advised as well to maintain a clear liquid diet and slowly progress to BRAT diet (banana, rice, apple and toast). We went to the 24-hour drugstore and I made soup for her and then had her take the meds. She felt a little better, was able to burp and pass gas and was able to go to bed. When she woke up, she had the same airy feeling in her tummy again. I took her to a medical clinic and she was advised to take Domperidone tablets 30 minutes before each meal for one week. She was still bedridden, only gets up to shower and use the bathroom. I wished I can share half of her pain. While having dinner yesterday, she was crying in pain already and asked me to rush her to the hospital. I had to call in sick myself as I could not leave her alone in the hospital. She was injected with Ranatidine Hydrochloride, a histamine H2-receptor antagonist that inhibits stomach acid production and used to treat Helicobacter pylori infections. She was initially diagnosed with peptic ulcer disease. She writhed and groaned and in so much pain after the injection. Dr. Sergei Ledesma and the nurse informed us that it was to be expected and that it is a sign that the medicine is working and the pain and discomfort should last for at least 15 minutes. While assisting my sister, I also had to talk to KB and call my mom from time to time. I already lost count how many times I had to call her. After staying several hours in the emergency room, we were given a go signal that we can go home already as my sister has been fairly stable after several hours. Before we went home, we dropped by the drugstore again and bought the meds she needs to maintain. We were advised to see a gastroenterologist after about a week for further tests and for possible endoscopy. She was able to sleep soundly today and has been a little upbeat already. No airy feeling anymore but still feels sudden jolts of pain in her tummy plus of course the discomfort of her “girly pains”. She could not consume any spicy food, alcohol, acidic fruit juices, milk and products with milk, coffee, tea, chocolate and soda.
We were advised by the doctor as well to immediately come back to the emergency department if my sister:
I hope she continues to feel better. I am not used to seeing her like this and I pity my lil sis having to go through all these pain. I have not personally experienced what she has gone through and I can only pray for her speedy recovery.