Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Fascinatingly Back

It's been a long time since I made my last blog entry. I feel like I've really missed a lot, so now I bring you an update of what has been going on in my life recently...

Guess who's back! That's me and my friend, Maggi in our white nurse uniforms.

1. I quit my previous job.

Yes, teaching has become something very important to me now. I never imagined I would fall in love with teaching this badly. I used to tell my mom that I would never- ever become a teacher. I often wondered why teachers loved their profession when all they get are tons and tons of stress from shouting, getting impossible things done, being misunderstood "a lot", burning midnight oils for endless lesson plans, et cetera.

Sigh. It really is difficult to teach, but hey! I like it. Maybe I'm not really a "real" teacher. For one, I didn't finish B.S. in Education and two, I don't work for a real school or university for that matter. I used to work in a language center and it's a lot easier than teaching a group of maybe 30 to 40 students in a day. All you have to do is just wait in your cubicle for your student to come, close the door and start conversing. The difficult part sets in when you have to make your student speak. Of course, they can't speak well! That's why they're in your center. Sometimes, I find it sooo difficult to talk to a student who doesn't even understand a simple question like: "Where do you live?" Haha.

However, things began to change. Every single day didn't feel like a day to fret. It was exciting for me to go and teach students. My favorite days were when my students thanked me a lot for teaching them. You know that feeling when they tell you: "Oh, really?", "Ahhh... (A sign they understood you or simply a sign that they heard it from you for the first time.)"... and the list goes on. I can't quite simply express to you how good it feels to teach. Sometimes, it gets a little overwhelming that I start to cry. Alone, that is. Haha.

Anyway...

2. I was accepted as nurse trainee in a new hospital. 


Yeah! Sounds weird. huh? In the Philippines, thousands of nurses a year work for jobs they weren't meant to do or simply end up doing nothing at home, being useless parasites to their parents because:

a. Number of Nurses > Available Hospitals
b. Government Funds for Medical Services = Not Enough (Thus, the 1:35 ratio of nurses to patients.)
c. The popular trend of: " There are only two major courses in the Philippines: (1) nursing and (2) other courses."
d. Revenge. Most of us nurses didn't choose our careers. Our parents did! Thus, some people add insult to injury by being big, fat parasites watching TV the whole day and getting drunk and wasted at night. Sigh. I can't understand why they have to be losers and give up! Hey! It's not the end of the world. Prove to them that you're big enough. Give nursing a shot and if it doesn't work, go out and set sail! Travel and find what you really love to do and do it for Chrissake!!!

Anyway, it's a happy and warm "Congratulations!" for me. Hey! Not everyone gets the chance to be a part of the hospital where I work. I mean it's not that big and popular here yet but I know it will soon be. Haha. The main branch in Ortigas is like 'ohmygod' big and popular, so sooner or later it's just gotta keep up with it's mother branch.

I will be working here for 2 months more. Maybe on the second week of September, I will be done. I am sooo much hoping that I will graduate being part of the top 25 so I  can work at this hospital. I'll be keeping my fingers crossed til then. Tah tah.

After I finish, I might be reviewing for IELTS and taking TESL for my certification in case I want to work abroad as a teacher or something. Well, they're not definite and a lot of things can happen. I just hope that by the time I finish, I could easily decide so I wouldn't be wasting much of my time...

Well, that's all for now. Thanks for dropping by. Give me some advice in case you feel there's something I'm not doing right in my life right now BECAUSE I'm dying to know. Hahaha.  :)





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