Thursday, February 26, 2009

sand and waves.

I'm really excited about sunday. My mom promised that we'll be going to the beach to celebrate my being RN. The other day when I was strolling in the mall, I caught a glimpse of the displays in Toy Kingdom: all shapes, sizes and colors of swimming pool toys and it brought me nostalagia. There's just something different about it when summer's fast approaching. The longer days, hotter sun, and colorful store displays. I've always enjoyed swimming outing trips with my family. I've always loved the beach! My cousins and I used to have this set of sand castle construction tools made of hard plastic and in all sorts of colors, and I remember reaching for the best tool in the sack so nobody gets it before i do--the yellow shovel. I remember the burning sensation that my feet get the first time I step on the sand barefoot. I remember burying family members in the sand until only their heads are poking out and putting 'sand boobs' on their chests. And who would forget the smell of salt water and barbecue? Wonderful.

This reminds me... I don't have a bathing suit for Sunday!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009


After only a day of owning my new Aspire 2930, I made the very intelligent decision to install something that wasn't compatible with Windows Vista. I had a panic attack today because Glam crashed and it was all my fault. I tried to seek some help over the phone but it was too complicated to understand under pressure, so I followed the advice of going back to TCA and make them re-install Vista. Not to mention I was crying my heart out and my face was puffy from all the crying.  But I had no choice. Forget about looking ragged in public--my mom shouldn't find out about it. So, I put myself together, retouched my makeup up, tried to act calm and pretended I didn't have a serious panic attack. When I got to TCA, the TCA guy almost rejected my plea for him to reinstall Vista but fortunately he was considerate and accomodating and he repaired Glam for free. Well.. actually I gave him 200 pesos for the trouble and of course he accepted, but what's 200 pesos compared to 1,200 pesos?! He said I was lucky that their manager wasn't around today because if she were, I'd have to pay for his service, which when put in my own words would only mean that I need to borrow more money from my mom which is so not cool, considering I have other debts to worry about. I was so relieved that I wasn't charged 1,2k because the wrath of my mom could have been so much worse than it already is.

I am not installing anything from a CD ever again. Traumatiziiiiing.

aspire 2930

The model is aspire 2930, and i love it. :D I''m getting the hang of using it too.

There was supposed to be a thanksgiving mass at LyBat today, but it turns out to be just a rumor; apparently someone thought passing on a misleading chain message was fun. I washed my little miss nurse shirt and let it dry in front of a fan this morning for nothing. I'm still going out though. My mom has some errands to run and i gladly volunteered to be a companion.

i can't take my mind off the oath taking in april.

Monday, February 23, 2009


I just got my new laptop today! I used to have 2 hand me downs and they were both from my dad, but this one is special. It's the prize that I get for passing the NLE. The broadband's still in the works, though. :P It's not a Macbook like I originally wanted, but this Acer suits just fine. I'm not a very demanding board passer. Haha. I only want the things that I deserve. And this one, I do. Her name is Glam. I also got a new pair of glasses. It's about time my eyes took a break from those contacts.

Lyceum of the Philippines University - Batangas will be holding a thanksgiving mass tomorrow. I'll be there of course because I'm thankful for this opportunity to be one of the 39,455 or 44.51% out of 88,649 examinees who passed the November 2008 NLE.

And yeah... I'm quitting my call center job. :)

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Thank you!

People everywhere are congratulating me for passing the November 2008 NLE and you know what? I think I deserve all that. The exam was tough and I always had doubts about passing it, but the moment I found out that I made it, I realized that I really did my best, I gave it my all, and deep inside I knew all along that I would succeed at 'take one'. I deserve this achievement. I don't consider myself as a straight a student but I'm not stupid either. I slacked off in school a bit and skipped a few review days so passing the board exam makes me feel that I'm smarter than I think I am. I didn't even rely on some leakage that were being passed around at that time. I'm not saying I'm some Einstein or anything, but I did know my Nursing and I did take it seriously and I'm glad that all that hard work paid off.

The other day I was just Jeean.
Now I am Gianina M. Muñoz, RN.

The two days of examination and three months of waiting for the results were the most crucial and the most tense experience of my life so far and I'm so happy that that part of my life is over and it's over with a smile on my face.

I've always been a tough daughter to handle, but because of this I'm pretty sure my parents have forgotten all bout my black sheep days. Haha. It's too bad that my dad can't be in the country for the oath taking ceremony in April, but I'm still very excited about it nonetheless.

And now, the big question:
Which laptop? :D

Friday, February 20, 2009

Gianina Muñoz, RN !

I am now a bonafide
Registered Nurse
i am over the roof!