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THE FACT SHEET
Do you post process your photos?
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I do. I use Lightroom 4 and Adobe Photoshop CS4 in editing my photos. :) 

It is hard enough to ask a child to pose for you, but it is even harder to ask an insect to look at the camera, or to just even stay where they are.

Probably one of the hardest and funniest things I ever did. If you could picture me crawling, tiptoeing, hiding in our backyard, you’d probably think I’m mentally depressed or something. Lol. I’m glad mom and my little cousins were supportive enough to help me look for flying insects at our backyard. We worked in hushed voices so we wouldn’t scare the flies off. 

It’s alright to make a wrong decision, to choose a stupid choice, or to commit a mistake. Nobody will give a damn about anything you do. People are too busy to even look at you. Whatever decision you make, you shall live the consequences. There are lots of stupid things that happen, in fact, it happens everyday. We are all stupid. Nobody is right all the time. But, there are different ways how we handle it. People differ on how they face a predicament. Some let the predicament break them, while some let themselves break free from the predicament.

*don’t worry, I don’t get my point either. 

Work hard, play harder.

Hey it’s Monday! Start the week right. Be an ant or whatever. 

Totally Unplanned.

Typical Sunday morning- I wouldn’t be awake till 9AM. Mom woke me up around 8AM asking me if I’d like to go to Tiwi, Albay. My eyes were still blinking but I told her I would love to. I took abath fast and packed up my things.

The beach resort was about 30-minutes away from my hometown. We reached the resort around 10AM. We had hotdogs, grilled porkchop, grilled fish, egg salad, pancit, lol etc for lunch. We didn’t plan the outing, my uncle just asked us if we’d like to go to a beach. lol. My younger cousins enjoyed the day a lot. They swam all day and didn’t care if they get sun burns. The warm air became a cool and relaxing breeze as the sun disappeared in the horizon.

I didn’t regret coming there. The place is clean and relaxing. There are cottages by the seashore. There is a magnificent hill lying at the corner, the rock formations are amazingly beautiful, the sea is crystal clear, you can see hundreds and even thousands of fishes swimming underneath. Unlike other resorts, the place isn’t crowded by people (yet). A perfect place to relax and enjoy summer.

I miss it when the only thing I have to worry about is how to get past my mom so I could play outside. I miss it when the only thing that makes me sad is missing a Tom and Jerry episode. I miss it when the only thing I am ever afraid of is getting scolded by granny. I miss it when the only person I fear of is my mom.

Back then, things were very simple. Happiness was just worth a lollipop or an ice cream. I didn’t care much what flavor or toppings the ice cream had, as long as it’s sweet and melts in my mouth, my lips would form a curl and I’d be the happiest girl in the world.

Hey there! :D
Idk what happened tumblr, my photo suddenly became very grainy. :O

Hey there! :D

Idk what happened tumblr, my photo suddenly became very grainy. :O

Summer Day Out.

Right after my finals exam, mom and I decided to take my cousins to a movie and to the zoo. We met up at Bichara Silverscreens around 12nn to watch Captain America in 3D. It was my cousins’ first time to watch a movie in big screen and in 3D, they were so amazed and fascinated by the effects. LOL. Captain America was a perfect movie to watch with kids and we all enjoyed it. Chris Evans is looking very gorgeous and hot as usual. After we’ve watched the movie, we went to the zoo.

It was my 2nd time, (since HS) to visit the zoo in Legazpi City. Nothing much has changed. The park was clean and very relaxing. There are lots of trees and flowers. The animals seemed to be happy because they were all up and they seem like enjoying seeing people watching them. I enjoyed taking photos because the animals were very cooperative. My cousins and I enjoyed the zoo - my mom was very patient enough to catch up with my cousins while they ran around the zoo.

We went home when everyone got tired. While waiting for a jeepney, we all just stared at the orange colored sky. 

Come and celebrate with us!

Albay is currently celebrating Daragang Magayon Festival 2014. It is one of the most prestigious festivals in Bicol, and it’s really fun. There are lots of stuffs around the Penaranda Park and there are lots of events to watch out for too - drum and lyre competitions, street presentations, live bands at night, fireworks displays etc! It’s real fun and all. You won’t regret visiting Albay, I’d swear to that. :))))

Taking a break from all the bloody and painful stuffs.

So it’s official! My summer vacation has finally begun! Friday afternoon ended our 3rd year 2nd sem days. We took our Final exams just this week but it seemed like years ago. LOL.

I’ve got lots of plans this summer, so many things I wanna do, so many places I wanna visit, so many people I wanna meet. Thinking back about all those busy Saturday-Sunday classes from last semester made me kinda proud, I mean, I’m proud I got through those and it was worth it and all, I learned so much from those enhancement classes. I am used to having my weekends occupied and I kinda liked and accepted it, but now, I have it all for myself without thinking about anything, my summer days are free and I just wanna enjoy it. 

Also, I am happy I am taking a break from all the needles going through my veins, sucking blood out of me every week.. all those bloody and tiring days, I’m glad I’m taking a rest from it for a while. Hihi.

Happy Summer! :D

Cats are- by nature, adorable. :”3

Cats are- by nature, adorable. :”3

Man and Work.
Good morning Philippines! Good morning world! :)

Man and Work.

Good morning Philippines! Good morning world! :)

Often times, I hate myself for being myself. I have a lot of weak spots. I know my weaknesses but I still let it take over me- like anger, pain, sensitiveness. I easily get distracted. I easily change moods - one day I am very happy, the next day, I’d be crying alone in my room thinking about the greatest what if’s and why’s of my life. I am very vulnerable to words and actions. I am an over-thinker. I like comparing myself to others - but
will always end up being a loser. Not so many people appreciate me or my works - not that I know. I find logging in to facebook and instagram as depressing, I mean, seriously. I’d browse the feeds and when a post pisses me off, I’d end up getting pissed all night. Is this normal? I kinda don’t like the idea. 

travelgurrl:

Dear Mr. Aquino,
You may not remember me but we’ve met before.  I can actually name at least 3 times that we’ve met.  The first time was when your mum was in the hospital, God rest her soul.  You were obviously occupied then.  The next time we met, you were running for president then.  It was 2010 and I was graduating from my pediatric residency.  I remember part of your speech then where you encouraged us to stay in the Philippines, be good doctors here, serve the people.  You asked us to prevent any more brain drain than what the Philippines was already experiencing.  Help build the country, you said.
Well, you’re the president now, it’s been 4 years since that day and I’ve held up my end of the deal.  I’ve voted, I’ve been vocal about my opinions and my wishes for the country.  I’ve stayed, when I could have left, I’ve treated the patients, I’ve done my best.  I’ve put the welfare of others before my own and my family’s and I have given blood, sweat, and tears in the service of my fellowmen.  I have done my civic duty and I have been involved.  Most of all, I have helped bankroll the many activities this country has been doing because I have paid my taxes properly, in full and on time.  A quick perusal of my tax history should tell you this.  And in return for all that, I am still characterized as a cheat and a tax evader, a burden to the people.
Never mind that I hardly make enough to pay off all my expenses.  I’m a young pediatrician, considered lucky by many standards, and I’m not one to waste money.  Yet I still am just barely able to make ends meet.  When I pay my taxes, I’m not sure if I’ll have enough left over for rent.  Or for gas.  Or to pay off my vaccines.  Or will I be able to save money at all.  In my line of work, we don’t get retirement benefits.  We either save up and build a nest egg or work until we drop dead.  But I still pay my taxes.  Never mind if a patient who hadn’t paid before decided to pay all in one go.  I swallow and take a deep breath, knowing that that receipt I’ll issue could make or break my month.  I still issue a receipt and pay my taxes.  Because that’s what good citizens do.
So when I open the newspaper and I see that people have siphoned off billions of pesos of my hard earned money, it makes me angry.  When their children use it for a million-dollar birthday party to be with Justin Bieber, it makes me furious.  How many children in the hospital could that party have saved?  How many people could that have housed and fed?  How many vaccines could it have bought?  How many farmers helped?  It makes me sick to my stomach.
AND THEN, this ad comes along.  I’ve known that BIR has issues with the medical community.  I don’t know if it’s some unspoken angst you all have for the vaccinations we’ve given you as children or it’s because of your belief that you won’t ever get sick and have no need for physicians. But this was downright insulting.  To portray physicians as a burden, to make a sweeping statement through this ad that physicians evade taxes and therefore are burdens, is not only irresponsible, but is reprehensible.  Whilst I will not dispute that not all doctors can say this but I for one pay my taxes properly.
I still pay taxes but always with a heavy heart.  And you sir, have not kept up your part of the deal.  I’m not asking for protection, I can handle it.  But because of the continued attacks on my profession, I am now seriously thinking of giving up the practice here in Manila and moving somewhere else (I think I hear London calling).  Good luck with the doctors that are left behind.  The numbers applying to medical school are getting smaller, and those that do graduate will not want to stay around if this is what they’re looking forward do.
Good luck.

travelgurrl:

Dear Mr. Aquino,

You may not remember me but we’ve met before.  I can actually name at least 3 times that we’ve met.  The first time was when your mum was in the hospital, God rest her soul.  You were obviously occupied then.  The next time we met, you were running for president then.  It was 2010 and I was graduating from my pediatric residency.  I remember part of your speech then where you encouraged us to stay in the Philippines, be good doctors here, serve the people.  You asked us to prevent any more brain drain than what the Philippines was already experiencing.  Help build the country, you said.

Well, you’re the president now, it’s been 4 years since that day and I’ve held up my end of the deal.  I’ve voted, I’ve been vocal about my opinions and my wishes for the country.  I’ve stayed, when I could have left, I’ve treated the patients, I’ve done my best.  I’ve put the welfare of others before my own and my family’s and I have given blood, sweat, and tears in the service of my fellowmen.  I have done my civic duty and I have been involved.  Most of all, I have helped bankroll the many activities this country has been doing because I have paid my taxes properly, in full and on time.  A quick perusal of my tax history should tell you this.  And in return for all that, I am still characterized as a cheat and a tax evader, a burden to the people.

Never mind that I hardly make enough to pay off all my expenses.  I’m a young pediatrician, considered lucky by many standards, and I’m not one to waste money.  Yet I still am just barely able to make ends meet.  When I pay my taxes, I’m not sure if I’ll have enough left over for rent.  Or for gas.  Or to pay off my vaccines.  Or will I be able to save money at all.  In my line of work, we don’t get retirement benefits.  We either save up and build a nest egg or work until we drop dead.  But I still pay my taxes.  Never mind if a patient who hadn’t paid before decided to pay all in one go.  I swallow and take a deep breath, knowing that that receipt I’ll issue could make or break my month.  I still issue a receipt and pay my taxes.  Because that’s what good citizens do.

So when I open the newspaper and I see that people have siphoned off billions of pesos of my hard earned money, it makes me angry.  When their children use it for a million-dollar birthday party to be with Justin Bieber, it makes me furious.  How many children in the hospital could that party have saved?  How many people could that have housed and fed?  How many vaccines could it have bought?  How many farmers helped?  It makes me sick to my stomach.

AND THEN, this ad comes along.  I’ve known that BIR has issues with the medical community.  I don’t know if it’s some unspoken angst you all have for the vaccinations we’ve given you as children or it’s because of your belief that you won’t ever get sick and have no need for physicians. But this was downright insulting.  To portray physicians as a burden, to make a sweeping statement through this ad that physicians evade taxes and therefore are burdens, is not only irresponsible, but is reprehensible.  Whilst I will not dispute that not all doctors can say this but I for one pay my taxes properly.

I still pay taxes but always with a heavy heart.  And you sir, have not kept up your part of the deal.  I’m not asking for protection, I can handle it.  But because of the continued attacks on my profession, I am now seriously thinking of giving up the practice here in Manila and moving somewhere else (I think I hear London calling).  Good luck with the doctors that are left behind.  The numbers applying to medical school are getting smaller, and those that do graduate will not want to stay around if this is what they’re looking forward do.

Good luck.