The ‘Friendzone’

They say friendship is the foundation of love. It is a good thing to start as friends before turning to lovers. You get to know the person more. Be with them as they are. Share your secrets openly. Know their likes and dislikes. You share a common starting point and from there comes a strong bond.

Picture perfect!

That is, until you got ‘friendzoned’. You are classified to only limited to being just a friend, a sibling relationship. Nothing more.

Here is a definition of friendzone from the Urban Dictionary.com:

 

Your vision of having a beautiful relationship together as lovers turns just a dream to be pondered. Enough of the daydream! You are stuck in a situation where risking your friendship for a chance of a romantic relationship have backpedaled you to a pit of stagnation.

A common line for the girl would be “you’re such a good friend” and “we’re just friends”. Sometimes, when you try to lead the conversation into a more romantic topic, she usually would shrug it off and laugh at you as if you’re just joking.

You will feel ambivalent. An internal debate whether: Would you be happy because he/she is your friend? Or would you be sad because you are just friends?

In the end, it is up to you. You can stay and still be friends with her/him, hoping in the coming days for a love to sparkle and grow, or just be there and be a loyal friend he/she can count on. There are so many fish in the sea, right? Though you may want to catch that sole fish you really want, there might be other fishes worth catching.

At some point you should realize that a relationship should be mutual. Contentment and respect for the other person’s preferences would be such an expression of love. What’s love without a little sacrifice, eh?

Love is not just an emotion you feel. It’s also a decision you make.

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RN na ‘ko!! What now?

 

Isang orgasmic na pakiramdam ang makapasa sa board exam! Parang kinukuryente ng 300 Joules ang katawan mo sa tindi ng saya! Walang pagsidlan ang galak. Euphoric!

Ilang araw ka ding lulutang sa ere. Yung feeling na hindi pa masyadong nag sink in sa sarili mo na ‘RN’ ka na nga. At kapag dumating ang oras na oriented ka na ulit sa reality, dun mo maiisip: ANO NA?

 

  • Celebrate!

Party party ng todo! Bawiin ang lahat ng bagot at stress sa kakahintay ng results. Ok lang na ipangalandakan sa buong baryo na pasado ka. Magpagawa ka na ng tarpaulin. Lakihan mo at isabit mo sa harap ng bahay nyo! At huwag mong kalimutan, magpakain ka! May iba ngang nagpapalit pa talaga ng pangalan sa facebook. Juan Dela Cruz RN.

 

  • Give Thanks!

Pasalamatan mo lahat ng nakatulong sa iyo. Ang Panginoon, unang-una. Ang mga magulang mo; ang mga nagpahiram ng reviewers, notes; ang mga nagdasal para sa iyo; mga ever supportive friends; ang review center; ang eskwelahan mo; yung aso mong pampawala ng stress, lahat lahat. I, thank you.

 

  • Register.

Alamin ang schedule ng registration mo sa PRC office kung saan ka nag-apply for board. Maghanda ng pera (na naman!) para pang register. Mga Php 1, 500 din siguro lahat magagastos mo. Kasali na dun pamasahe at kung anu-anong mga papeles kailangan, pati na snacks at malamig na tubig na kailangan mo habang pumipila.

Kung may extra time at pera ka, pwede ka na ring mag register sa PNA (Professional Nurses Association). Pang extra valid ID na din yun.

 

  • Prepare Important Documents

Ihanda na lahat. Diploma, Transcript of Records, NBI clearance, cedula, SSS E-1 form, NSO birth certificate, mga ID, certificates, recommendation letters, etc.

 

  • Set Target Hospitals.

Maiging mag-usisa sa mga magandang ospital na pwedeng ma-applyan. Mag-roving ka sa mga hospital at alamin ang mga requirements, kung kaninong pangalan i-aaddress ang application letter, mga hiring schedules nila, at opportunity na mag volunteer (last option). Chance mo na rin itong makakumpara kung saan may mas magandang oppurtunity. 😉

 

  • Attend Trainings

Mainam ito para mas marami kang mailalagay sa resume mo. The more trainings you attend, the more chances of winning! Siguraduhin lang na accredited ang mga instutions.

 

  • Have a Part-Time job.

Dahil cut-off na ang allowance at kailangan mo ang pera para makagalaw, mas mabuti kung may part-time job kang makukuha. Sakto na din yung kita sa pag-tutor ng Koreans at pagtuturo ng Ingles. Pwede mo ring subukang maging Kol Sener Eyjent. Malaki ang kita, pero draining nga din lang. Pero kung hindi ka pa nahihiya sa magulang mo manghingi ng pera at medyo nakaluluwag naman din kayo, humingi ka nalang. Pero, worth the experience din naman ito. Ang sarap kaya kapag pinagpaguran mo.

 

Isipin mong mabuti ang options mo. Don’t rush things.

 GOD answers prayer in 3 ways : 

HE says YES & gives you what you want. 

HE says NO and gives you even BETTER. 

HE says WAIT & gives you the BEST EVER.

 

 

Bago ko makalimutan, Welcome to the world of unemployment! Good luck!

ON BEING A Company Nurse, The Perks and the Irks

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Ever wondering what it would be like working in an office just sitting all day, doing some paper works,
ansering phone calls, having your own table and of course, a PC! Well, that’s what I wanted to be.
My dream job.

But as easy as it looks, somehow, there’s a sort of incompleteness. A feeling of not being the best that you can be.

It has been almost half a year since I started working as a company nurse. I have well adapted to the
organization. I have made friends out of coworkers. I have even once experienced what the rank and file
production workers do. It is hard. It lets me thank my parents all the way more for providing me with
a better education. And yes, I have not been that long in this position, yet I am already bored.

-The Routine. A day is a short journey from time in to time out. After logging in, get some food in the canteen,
go upstairs, sit down, eat, log in to social networking sites, browse the net, browse the net again, and again, then lunch, browse the net again, and wait till 4pm. time out. end of the day. My day is accessorized by short interruptions from the net such as answering phone calls, photocopying, paging someone, all those simple paper works. 

Thanks (not in a good way) to some intermissions from the routine. A worker collapsing, someone wounded, a trip to the hospital. It pumps up some adrenaline. But when the adrenaline wavers… bored as hell again.

I guess it would take a change of perspective for me to realize what I comfortably have. I hope I can do that soon. Really soon. I hope I can find it.