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i think, therefore I am (an RN)

11-22-63 – Stephen King Oktubre 25, 2012

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I am a registered nurse but now my butt is planted in an office. I am currently working as patient placement coordinator. It is quite boring but at least I do not feel like skipping work just because I did not want to come to work. I do like this work although I am losing my nursing skills.

I am currently listening to the newest Stephen King novel – 11-22-63 (audiobook) narrated by Craig Wasson. So far, I am in Chapter 6 and its great. I am really liking this audiobook. Love listening instead of reading but I still like the novelty of reading it

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Invictus Oktubre 22, 2012

Filed under: english alphabet,food for the thought,my immortal life — nixinne @ 2:01 umaga

Invictus

Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll.
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.

William Ernest Henley :

 

Annabel Lee

This is my best friends poem for speech class when we were n grade school

Annabel Lee

It was many and many a year ago,
In a kingdom by the sea,
That a maiden there lived whom you may know
By the name of ANNABEL LEE;
And this maiden she lived with no other thought
Than to love and be loved by me.

I was a child and she was a child,
In this kingdom by the sea;
But we loved with a love that was more than love-
I and my Annabel Lee;
With a love that the winged seraphs of heaven
Coveted her and me.

And this was the reason that, long ago,
In this kingdom by the sea,
A wind blew out of a cloud, chilling
My beautiful Annabel Lee;
So that her highborn kinsman came
And bore her away from me,
To shut her up in a sepulchre
In this kingdom by the sea.

The angels, not half so happy in heaven,
Went envying her and me-
Yes!- that was the reason (as all men know,
In this kingdom by the sea)
That the wind came out of the cloud by night,
Chilling and killing my Annabel Lee.

But our love it was stronger by far than the love
Of those who were older than we-
Of many far wiser than we-
And neither the angels in heaven above,
Nor the demons down under the sea,
Can ever dissever my soul from the soul
Of the beautiful Annabel Lee.

For the moon never beams without bringing me dreams
Of the beautiful Annabel Lee;
And the stars never rise but I feel the bright eyes
Of the beautiful Annabel Lee;
And so, all the night-tide, I lie down by the side
Of my darling- my darling- my life and my bride,
In the sepulchre there by the sea,
In her tomb by the sounding sea.

Edgar Allan Poe :

 

Don’t Quit

The Don’t Quit presentation is based on a famous poem which was written many years ago. The author of this poem is unknown. Sadly, in recent years a number of people have claimed ownership of the poem and some have even claimed to have written it themselves!

Here is the original poem in it’s entirety:

When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit,
Rest, if you must, but don’t you quit.

Life is queer with its twists and turns,
As every one of us sometimes learns,
And many a failure turns about,
When he might have won had he stuck it out;
Don’t give up though the pace seems slow–
You may succeed with another blow.

Often the goal is nearer than,
It seems to a faint and faltering man,
Often the struggler has given up,
When he might have captured the victor’s cup,
And he learned too late when the night slipped down,
How close he was to the golden crown.

Success is failure turned inside out–
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,
And you never can tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems so far,
So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit–
It’s when things seem worst that you must not quit.

– Author unknown

http://www.thedontquitpoem.com/thePoem.htm

 

Desiderata

When I was a student at La Consolacion College (Mendiola, Manila), I signed on to be a part of SLCC on my 3rd yr in high school. I could’ve had a promising career if only I had someone to guide me… I did learn a lot on that leadership training and it includes a couple of favorite literary pieces named Desiderata and Don’t Quit

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Desiderata

Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and ignorant; they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter;
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.

Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs; for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals;
and everywhere life is full of heroism.

Be yourself.
Especially, do not feign affection.
Neither be critical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is as perennial as the grass.

Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness. Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself.

You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be,
and whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.
With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy.

© Max Ehrmann 1927

 

USA to PHL communication Agosto 30, 2011

Filed under: english alphabet — nixinne @ 4:14 umaga

After researching and trying out different stuff to communicate with our family in the Philippines, i have found several ways to do it.

COMPUTER:

Skype – its awesome as long

 

quiet time Setyembre 10, 2009

Filed under: english alphabet — nixinne @ 5:59 hapon

i am sitting here alone in our home office. it is quiet but not emtirely alone. my two dogs are yawning under my feet.

I have to summarize what happened since the last time i posted something here.

december – had a very nice but uneventful gift exchange with my husband’s family. didnt really expect much but i did ge the boys leather jackets from buckle. got several gifts for our new dog, stella, from my in-laws.

january – my husband planned on a romantic getaway at the cabin in the mountains. he also helped me out in making our weddign scrapbook which by the way is not finished yet either. that was supposedly his first gift. i didnt mind. i knew he was broke. i gave him a playboy 1 stock certificate. i though t he was very happy with that.

february – we have received a letter that my son, nathan, will be having an interview soon. we prepped them fro everything and made sure he got his medical exam completed.

march – his interview date arrived but since there was a mishap on his immunization, it was delayed yet again another month. we went to new york to renew my passport and also to visit some friends in the city. paperwork for the interview was finalized and sent to manila with multiple copies.

april – nathan passed his interview. he’s coming to america soon!

may – we went o new york so i can fly to the philippines to get nathan. when we came back, we attended Joy and Mon’s wedding. here we have seen old friends and met new ones.

june – back to work and back to reality. pretty much broke form all the trips to get nathan here.

july – realizd that having a baby on vacation is not the best scenario nor the worst. just inconvenient but awesome as a whole since nathan and i got the time to enjoy a week with my best friend hermione and my godson, luke.

august – first day of school started for nathan. we are seeing a lot of how he deals with things. we had to wake up early everyday to get him to school. we also have to prepare his food everyday fro lunch since there is no cafeteria intheir school. both nathan and us, his parents, were excited to start in this school since it has so much to offer nathan in way of learning  different things.

well..thats all for now…i am sure ill have to write somethign fro september sooner than expected!