Saturday, February 14, 2009

Thursday, February 12, 2009

foot in mouth as i type...

Cool! If only my mind's eye would allow me to see things like this - instead, as I wait for the train, I just see the repetitiveness of formed red dots indicating train arrival time, a sea of people listening to ipods that disconnect their personal antennae and BART officer shootings (ohhhhhh! low blow, i know but i was going for my taser!! er, wait, this bit of a rant is all unintentional).

No seriously, enjoy The Animals On The Underground, and maybe we can trace ours with an imaginary line on all of those metropcs and iphone ads.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Ever have the feeling that you're being watched?

This is what we see from the corners of our eyes and edges of our plates, every time we sit for a meal.

(Yummy fried rice but overcooked broccoli take-out)

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

I've said it before and I'll say it again...

This outfit is embarrassing and repulsive! I totally dig MIA and love her music (sometimes), but have mercy on our eyes and cover up or assemble a different ensemble! Something, anything but THIS!!

ps. yes, it is my business.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

The ball is in motion...

On February 23rd, I will be starting my 40-hour long externship at Saint Francis Memorial Hospital in San Francisco. I got assigned today through the externship coordinator of my phlebotomy program. I am so thankful because this means I am closer to becoming a certified phlebotomist, which would provide me a unique career in healthcare. 

After 6 years of being a veterinary technician, I have decided to make a slight career change from animal venipuncture to human venipuncture. This decision came after the disappointing and heart-breaking reality that my position at the Berkeley Humane Society would be terminated as of February 1st, 2009. In addition, practically everyone is being devastatingly impacted by the current state of the economy, that few veterinary hospitals are hiring. (I have this silly thing called standards which prevents me from working anywhere else other than an animal shelter or a holistic practice. I'm not in such a terrible financial condition just yet to work just anywhere.)

I've always really enjoyed the act of venipuncture, and know that the purpose is extremely important for diagnostics in patient care. Although I am crossing over from animal healthcare to human healthcare, I don't feel any differently about my goal, and that is, be the best and be the kindest. 

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

No Reservations: Philippines

Ai nako, here it is! It's (practically) confirmed.
I am plastering the words now: ANTHONY BOURDAIN'S VISIT TO THE PHILIPPINES AIRS FEBRUARY 16TH. Tune into the Travel Channel at 10pm that night.

I can see it now - 
balut, adobo, sinigang, lechon... all the key foods of my people, and all the reason I became vegetarian at thirteen. Food is very much appreciated and respected, which is comforting in a sense for the animals that are used in every dish. But really, Filipinos use animals in everything that is eaten. You'll see during the show.

Filipinos love to eat, I mean, really lub it. I'm excited to see how Philippine cuisine is portrayed on the show. I hope it's all done in good taste (harhar!).


Finally, a new blogspot layout!

I'm having a hard time sleeping, not only because Tim is snoring very loudly, but because I took a nap this afternoon and I am not sleepy right now. 
I am excited with this new layout. I think it's a pretty neutral choice, so hopefully Tim will like it. If not, I can hover over his shoulder giving my honest opinion as he scans for another.