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Something that speaks about work…

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

I obviously got this from my Facebook and my friend, Aya. This is something that I can relate to the past few days. Since, I was feeling a little ‘OFF’ with my job (yes, as a bedside staff nurse). It’s not the profession nor the job that you despise. I actually love being a NURSE and the fulfillment ‘SAVING LIVES’ bring. It’s how you are treated at work by your superiors and colleagues. Are you appreciated? Are you being treated fairly? Do your suggestions/concerns even count? The proper compensation is always an issue but if you really enjoy the work environment you are into, I believe it’s just secondary. 

I know it is too early for me to feel tired of work because I am just 23 and I still got a loooong way to go but sometimes, if you really know your capabilities and the things you deserve then you compare it with what you’re "actually" experiencing… You start to think, is this really it? Is there’s something more? Something better? 

Disclaimer: This post has nothing to do with the institution I am currently employed. This is just my musings as of the moment. Thank you!

LittleNars’ 23rd Birthday Post in 140 characters.

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

A year before my 23rd birthday was the year I got a decent job as a “registered nurse”…

Months before, my capabilities, skills and attitude as a staff nurse was questioned and challenged…

Months before, I spend most of the time reading e-books, novels and spend all the possible time sleeping (and tweeting) just to find some peace, calmness and relaxation…

Months before, I am sooo wanting to quit because something’s against my will and what I believe in…

Months before, I was thinking that everything’s just okay as long as I am earning…

Months before, I dyed my hair again and was happy about it.

(Just to break the ice. Haha)

Months before, I was on the verge of losing my job due to a change in hospital management…

Oh, wait! I did lose my job.

But I redeemed myself and earned it back.

Months before, I was thinking if I made the right decision to stay…

I believe on my 23rd year as a young adult, I will have the “reason”
and “maturity” as I deal with life decisions…

I will fully understand that everything happens for a reason…

That there are second chances…

That there is forgiveness and another beginning…

There is a rainbow after a storm…

And that, there is a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow…

Yes, my dear blog, I hope to spend quality time with you too…

Spend more time with self, friends and family rather than work and school…
(Now, this will be a dream come true…)

Going with the flow, forgetting, just letting it be should not be the “ME” anymore.
(How I wish I could change that… LOL)


Happy Birthday LittleNars! <3

*Pardon for the fragments. My Twitter-self (140 characters only) was the one typing.*

Littlenars’ experience of the new UP Open University Online Registration System

Sunday, June 3rd, 2012


For a distant “e-learner” student like me, I would always want things about school and needed for school be available online. UP Open University has been very good in providing things online… for instance, the e-book version of the modules, prompt answers to queries via e-mail etc.

The only thing not done in the web is the enrolment system… I would always ask our learning center coordinator for the fees then pay at the bank then “physically” go to the learning center for formal enrolling and claiming of my Form 5 (Certificate of Registration)…

But UPOU didn’t stop in providing students with excellent service…

Here comes the UPOU Online Registration System (ORS)…
For the new students, you are very lucky indeed that you don’t need to claim the enrolment keys etc. to your respective learning centers, you just need to go to the UPOU website.

I am not going to tell you the detailed step by step process here (UPOU management might have my blog down in case. LOL) but rather the first-hand experience of a first time user of their registration system.

It is not my first time to experience the online enrolment because we also have it at FEU during my undergrad years…

It is a known fact that when you chose to study at UPOU, you study at your own pace. You need to ask your program chair/coordinator first regarding the courses you can take or you are allowed to take for the coming semester. I tell you, they reply fast you won’t have a problem waiting.

Then after you are sure of the courses you are going to take (maximum of 6 units) but you can exceed if you were allowed to (some of my classmates were allowed considering their performances on their past subjects), you need to create an account at the UPOU website, Online Registration (ORS).

The step by step process was clear, easy and prompt. You won’t get lost. There is also a PDF file of the steps and the FAQs (frequently asked questions) you can read prior to registration online.

After selecting the subjects you would like to take, you can double check it. Mind you, there is no turning back. There will also be a breakdown of the total fees to be paid.

After you confirmed the said subjects and fees, you will be partially enrolled or “in-process” status until you have uploaded the scanned copy of your payment receipt/slip.

There are several methods of payment via online through credit card, any PNB branch inside and outside the Philippines, bank transfers/remittance centers, credit card through UPOU learning centers and UPOU Los Banos cashier office.

I chose the PNB mode of payment because there’s a PNB branch near home. I just had 2 copies of the payment slip, scanned the other copy and upload it to the ORS. After a day, my enrolment was confirmed via e-mail and yes, I am now a 3rd year MAN student! *Cheers*

As easy as one, two, three and as swift as a breeze.

ORS also includes the breakdown of your grades, profile, downloadable forms, student portal for questions etc.

However, the downside of this mode was that of “own printing” of Form 5. It doesn’t seem legit to “others” if you submit it as proof of your enrollment. I suggest there should be a note there that it is officially/electronically signed/printed or anything that would make it “legit” for that matter.

P.S I did by the way dropped by the learning center to claim my module even if it is uploaded in moodle. LOL

3 months after the LittleNars Hiatus…

Friday, October 28th, 2011

So what happened to LittleNars 3 months ago?

3 months ago…. I was loaded with paper works, modules and homeworks…

For my second year, 1st semester, I took up Nursing Administration and Cardiovascular Nursing. Booooy! Those subjects made me think twice to pursue this degree or not.

I got busy in interpreting ECG strips that I interpret to be “just scribbles”… Got stiff neck and hand callus once again from sitting and answering long exam questions I don’t know where to get answers… I submitted homeworks, which are 1-2 inch thick or probably a 50-100 pages… Honestly, coffee was the source of EVERYTHING. Thank you CAFFEINE!

I thought I wouldn’t survive the first semester. Now is the start of getting things done “SERIOUSLY”. The past few semesters in UPOU were a happy-go-lucky one.

3 months ago… All my hard work got paid off… I GOT EMPLOYED. Finally, by the hospital I spent 1.5 years of serving… THANK YOU LORD! Thank you that they have seen my efforts and abilities to be called “STAFF NURSE”… Though my status is just “on-call”, it is okay compared to working for free.

3 months ago, I earned new friends from work, from school and got reunited with my old friends…

3 months ago, I have written several incident reports… for some reason that I am not really the “reason”…

3 months ago, I am not asking my mom for allowance… and THAT made me proud of myself… 😀

3 months ago, I lost 3 pounds… after looking at the mirror, I saw my puffy and bulging eyebags and concluded that all the things I eat magically absorbed by my eyebags. 😐

3 months ago, I was super busy adjusting to what was happening with my career and studies and love as well…

3 months after, here I am blogging and telling you all… I will still continue in what I do now… Let’s all hope for the best! 😀

Everything you say will be used against you…

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

No recent blog posts because…

All the things inside me and the things I’ll tell and type about will be used against me, if not for now… maybe there will come a time… (I hate being careful and contained)

Anyway, my mum just offered to increase my weekly allowance because she saw the bitterness consuming my well-being… Who would decline with that right? But I did. My weekly allowance is enough for my daily expenses and other expenses besides that (you know what I mean…)

I will be 22 years old this July and still I can see no fulfilment in what I am doing… My mum said “Ano bang pinapagkaabalahan mo?…. Pagboboypren?” (Perhaps my mum will have read this post eventually…) I think besides “whatever-you-call-what-I-am-doing” yes, I am majoring in my “love” life. LOL!

And then after all this “thing” that consummate me… then I turned back to Facebook and Twitter… I saw this

Do I really just have to wait and see? Or am I being trying hard to appease people who doesn’t even notice?

I have read the sentiments of others who feel the same… I think all it takes to end this is guts to really tell how you feel…

Today… I am updating my resume… but who cares?

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