Saturday, March 28, 2009

Tweak My Brain

It's already quarter past 12 here and I am still wide awake. My body wants to sleep but my mind won't. How can I override this freaking brain of mine so can I turn it off? I don't know what to do anymore. I need to rest as I have work later today. This is not right anymore, how do you expect me to work and function well when my mind is messing up my whole system!

8 more days like this and it's the looney bin for me...

2 down, 8 to go!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Nanay's 72nd

Nanay celebrated her birthday last Saturday. The whole family (minus Abel, Heidi and Nen, who are all overseas) went to Ku Ring Gai Chase National Park in Bobbin Head. The kids had so much fun boating and catching crabs. We also did some bush walking and most especially we indulged on some great food!

Happy Birthday dearest NANAY, we hope for many more birthdays for you to come!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Life Is A Big Wait

Come to think of it, life is a long bloody wait...

Waiting for your alarm clock to go off to wake you up at 5am.
Waiting for the microwave oven to turn off so you can get your mum's food and feed her.
Waiting for the hot water to come out of the shower head.
Waiting for the 6am news by Renee Smith at 106.5 FM.
Waiting for the traffic to clear up so you can cross the Old Northern Road.
Waiting for the green light at North Rocks Road.
Waiting for parking space at Crow's Nest.
Waiting for quarter to 7 so you can start walking towards the Mater.
Waiting for the kettle to boil so you can have coffee and take your medications before you start working.
Waiting for 7am so you can commence work.
Waiting for the lift to open so you can go to Level 1.
Waiting for the patient to finish his brekkie so you can collect blood.
Waiting for 9am so you can have morning tea.
Waiting for calls so you can go up to the wards again to collect blood.
Waiting for 11 am so you can do your second morning rounds.
Waiting for lunch time so you can have lunch with your housekeeping staff friends.
Waiting for 3pm so you can fetch your niece at Kirribilli.
Waiting for dinner time.
Waiting for your mum's diaper to get soaked so you can change it before you sleep.
Waiting for 8pm so you can feed your mother and give your father's meds.
Waiting for you to become sleepy so you can rest and have some sleep.
Waiting for your 5am alarm to start all over again!

Damn that's a lot of wait! Boring isn't it? Ho Hummm!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Kwento Ng Pag-Ibig

akda ni Abner Hornedo, M.D.

N'ung tayo'y unang magsulatan at magkausap,
Ewan ko ba kung ba't iba agad ang naramdaman.
Nagkunwari ako sa takot na masaktan muli,
Minabuting umiwas, damdamin ko'y pinigilan.
Ang tunay na saloobin ko'y mahalin ka,
Halata man ito pero sa iyo'y 'di ipinadama.
Alam kong 'di ako naging totoo sa aking sarili,
Lumisan ka pauwi saka ako nalungkot at nagsisi.
Ngunit sa 'yong pagbalik upang dumalaw,
Ang galak at tuwa ko'y nag umapaw.
Malinis at tapat na hangarin ay aking naramdaman,
Ano pa't puso ko'y umibig na ng lubusan.
Hanggang ngayon ako'y 'di makapaniwala,
Ang dati kong hinahangaan, ngayo'y nandito na.
Lubos na kaligayan ang ibinigay mo sa akin,
Kaya't marapat lang na ika'y lumigaya din.
Itong puso ko'y sa iyo na lamang,
Tanging maiaalay ko bilang kabayaran.
Ang mahalin ka'y hindi ko pagsasawaan hanggang magpakailan man.

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Inner Fear

"Let's go home, it's getting late" Aries told his elder brother Red. "We'll wait for her again here same time tomorrow," he quickly continued. Red just nodded and began to grab his walking stick as he prepares to stand up and head for home. Holding his brother's arm on the left and tapping his cane on the footpath, they started their slow walk towards home. They have been waiting at the Chelsea bus stop daily every 4pm until late and been doing that for almost 4 years now.

Redden Comia is Chelsea's well known General Practitioner. He is well respected and loved by all his patients and the whole community as well. He is your perfect "boy next door" type of gentleman, well mannered, polite and God fearing.

In one of the medical seminars he religiously attend, he met Shirley, a paramedic who at that time was attending the post-graduate course. Shirley Marasigan is from West Liverpool, a suburb not far away from Chelsea. He knew first thing he laid eyes on her that she is the "one." Red and Shirley became an instant hit, they were compatible in many ways. Regularly they see each other, Red would drive for hours to West Liverpool to be with her and Shirley on the other hand takes the bus to visit his man. Every time Shirley travels to Chelsea, Red always would be there at the bus stop patiently waiting for bus 620 from West Liverpool.

One fine day of September, Dr. Comia while on his way to West Liverpool figured in a 6-car motorway accident. The crash was so serious, it nearly ended the good doctor's life. Hundreds of shattered windshield glass exploded on Red's face some of which found their way to his eyes, piercing through both his retinas. Red became blind.

What was once a perfect life completely turned around. Red cannot practise his profession anymore, his medical clinic, which at some point was so busy with patients, is now padlocked and up for sale. He became a very sad man. Bus trips from West Liverpool were still running on a regular basis but the driver of the 620 bus now misses his favorite regular passenger from West Liverpool. Shirley's trips to Chelsea became less frequent until one day it ceased. Yes, she stopped seeing Red for reasons only she could explain.

Red still waits patiently at the bus stop, and with his brother, Aries' help they do that everyday. He is still hoping that one day, bus 620's favorite passenger would alight. He still believes that one day she will come visit him, to be with him, keep her promise.

Red felt a tap on his shoulder. It was Aries. "Wake up lazy bones!" "You are running late, your receptionist already called and the queue in your clinic is already long!" he exclaimed. He smiled and replied, "Yup, I'll be there in a sec, brother" He was so glad to woke up from a bad dream. A nightmare that possibly could be a reflection of his inner fears.

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Ahhh Sunday

It's another quiet Sunday afternoon here, the weather is just perfect and everybody seem to be outside enjoying the sun. Nen woke me up early this morning, (she's in LA by the way) it's a great feeling being awaken by the sweet voice of your better half. It really made my day. I heard mass first thing in the morning and after that went straight home and did the cleaning.

Nearly lunch, I went to Rouse Hill to buy our present for Kuya Migo. We decided to give him a book about Origami, an art he really enjoys doing. On my way there, Nen called me to say that Rachel's team lost by a point and that she's about to watch AJ play. It's a good thing she was able to find her mobile phone otherwise we'll be out of touch, well, at least during the day.

I am hoping that the kids will react favorably when she breaks the news to them later today. Goodluck my dear...

I am looking forward to meet them personally and get to know them more, God wiling.