College of Law — At Last!

For those who had followed my journey from college years, graduation, passing the Philippine nurse licensure exam, until when I finally get to practice as a nurse, they would be witnesses on how much I’d do anything just to pursue law studies.

I had always been honest that I didn’t like taking-up B.S. Nursing, and that my study of the course — given the hurdles of maintaining a good standing and scholar status — had been painstaking four years ago. Even so, I managed to finish the course due to the will of my parents and my desire not to fail them. During such time, I had not been able to do the things I liked because I’m scared to be kicked out from my university — Yes, my alma mater eliminates students who cannot “keep up” because we really don’t pay much, so they’re kind of strict with the grades.  I guess I had done some ranting about this in the very first post I wrote for this blog site.

Luckily through the years, I came to love the discipline my parents [gravely] pushed me into entering. Now, I work as a National Program Officer for Male Involvement for Safe Motherhood, through NSV (no-scalpel vasectomy), in one of United Nation Populations Fund’s implementing partners in the Philppines — the Cooperative Movement for Encouraging NSV (CMEN). I owe to nursing all the pleasant things I experience now, aside from the fact that the CMEN had opened wonderful opportunities for me as a person. Don’t worry, I’ll catch up as I’d write a blog on that in the succeeding days…

Even with the newly found happiness brought upon by nursing, still, there’s a big part of me calling to pursue my dream of becoming a lawyer. This “calling” had been postponed a number of times, which even came to a point of becoming neglected…

Finally, after four painstaking and trying years, I made it! I feel so mighty proud…

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Even passing the Law Aptitude Examination to become qualified in the College of Law was never easy at all. To be honest, I wasn’t expecting this “triumph” because I had no time reviewing for the entrance test due to my hectic schedule at work back then. That’s why after getting that you-qualify-to-the-college-of-law call, I couldn’t help but shout for joy!

Later, I will be enrolling to pay for my tuition fee. It’s actually the first step of reaching my lawyer-dream…

And also the very first to others I have yet to take…

How Much is a Number’s Worth?

Numbers were invented to convey a quantifiable value of something. It’s more like an indicator of how much something is worth or costs. Say for example, a 250-peso straight-cut dress is considered more expensive than a 200-peso worth of lace-embellished miniskirt dress. Apparently, there was a fifty something difference in the price, from which the former was given greater value. But then, there’s also a deficit in prize to the latter though it has more design in it.

Numbers and deficits. Both are present in the realms of nursing. But up to what extent?

Would a nurse with a high board exam rating perform better over that one who doesn’t? Is frequent mention of board exam rating really needed in gauging one’s capacity as a nurse?

And would you care to find out?

I dared to find out the answer but didn’t succeed. However, I was able to collate my thoughts and come up with my most honest answer regarding the matter.

If you’re a nurse or someone who would like how board examination scores impact a professional’s career and life, please feel free to click on my original on the topic, here.

Also, leave your comments and feel free to tell me what your thoughts are on this. ;)

♥ TINA ♥

Look, I’m on TV – HOSTING!

I’ve always thought it’s not possible for an ordinary nurse, like me, to be seen in national television. But because of series of events, which started to take place last year, I think mass media can also become one of the most promising undertakings for any registered nurse.

It all began when I first appeared for two episodes of one of the known morning drama shows in GMA Philippines, entitled “MAYNILA”. When I was still playing with my band my self-composed original vocal melody compositions (together with my bandmates’ collective musical arrangement) which were turned into songs, two of those original song compositions were aired and played in two individual program episodes. And if I’m not mistaken, they were played sometime in March of this year.

After the said musical endeavor, the realms of television and mass communication had been very friendly and accommodating to me. And the next thing I knew, I was already a regular co-host for a business portal cable show called, “What’s Up Doc, by Dr. John Cenica”. I can still remember how I ended up being one of the program’s hosts…

The topic we tackled in the most recent episode I’ve hosted in, with Dr. Cenica of “What’s Up Doc?”, was all about BEAUTY QUEEN SECRETS. Here are some of the photos we had that day:

Playing camerawoman. Will I pass being one? Lol.

Dr. Cenica thought I’d like to do this show with him mainly because I’ve once become a “beauty queen” (In my own rights!) myself, being the grand winner of the 2011 Rachell Allen Image Model Search. In this photo, I was LITERALLY blown away by Ms. Island Philippines’ beautiful face, height, and glamorous gait!

And since we’re talking about television hosting… Aside from personality, good facial “register” on television, and good command of English (or any type of lingua franca or vernacular language inherent to the country he lives in) – what do you think an aspiring host needs in order to succeed?

Actually, I made a list of some of the easiest tips that worked for me. Please feel free to check them out and comment on them. :)

Tell me about your thoughts on these things.

♥ TINA ♥

My Thoughts on Health Blogging

As mentioned in my previous posts, I also maintain another blog site at Blogger/Blogspot platform. That site serves as the repository of my original articles and other written works I’ve created in the past three years – until present. I periodically update it with new articles, should the need for sharing pertinent information arises.

One of the articles I’ve come up is all about health blogging. I actually made the said blog post/article a while ago, while trying to lull myself to sleep. I suddenly thought about how much difference it can make if health professionals would give health blogging a try.

You may read the article by clicking here.

Whether you are a medical doctor, an allied health professional, or a reader who’s into health and wellness, I would love to know your insight about my proposition.

If you are someone who’s in the health profession or field, do you think setting up a credible health blog will make a difference?

♥ TINA ♥

Fan Sign by Jay-Vee Pua

I don’t have any idea about fan signs until I saw it from a good friend, named Jay-vee…

Jay-vee is a nurse, medicine student, and model. As far as I can remember, we bumped into each other at the Rachell Allen Image Model Search go-see, the event from which I was hailed as the 2011 Rachell Allen Image Model Search Female Grand winner. It’s actually a search for  nurses who would represent Rachell Allen Professionals (formerly Rachell Allen Reviewers, USA) in print ads.

Commonly, fan signs are written in paper, human skin (Yes, they are!), or made out of internet fan sign generator software or applications. So can you imagine how I was blown away having seen this?

Aww… isn’t that lovely?

When I asked Jay-vee to make a fan sign for me, after I saw the one he made for his friend, he was so game with the idea. However, I haven’t seen any trace of fan sign since that moment we had a little fan-sign-comment-thread chit chat. That’s why when I saw that photo that he had tagged me in facebook into, I was so… so ambivalent – flattered, amazed, and ASTOUNDED.

Jay-vee and I hasn’t seen each other yet, since that go-see. However, we managed to keep our communication lines open. We were able to make our friendship bloom, even more. Even though we were miles apart, I felt like his big sis all along; like there is this brother-and-sister bond existing between us. This could be mainly because of the fact that we have the same interests, values, ethnic group, and profession. No matter what it is, I  know that our friendship is not something to be thrown out of the box.

To the sweetest little bro I never had, thank you very much for the fan sign. Let your Ate Tina (big sis Tina) return the wonderful deed with a simple blog entry.

Take care and reach your dreams darling. :)

Ate ♥ TINA ♥