I didn’t notice it’s been a while since I last posted here. Quite a few things have changed, some good and some bad. For the most part, I am now part of a new family, thus called the Cedars-Sinai Health System. Yes, you read it right, I’m just so proud to finally be in my dream hospital and hoping that it’ll love me back. It took me a while (2 years of waiting) before I got to apply and get called back for an interview.
Thank you Lord. I’m just so blessed to be a step closer to where I want to be. A lot of people have been telling me how lucky I am to be an RN at Cedars-Sinai at this age. Mind you, people from my home country graduate at an early age (19-21 if you do good in school). I have a long way to go though. Move back to Critical Care (or do Oncology), pursue my Master’s degree then Nurse Practitioner program and take the CCRN exam - all before I reach 30.
Oh well. Other than that, I’m just busy because of this new job thing, proud and ashamed (at the same time) to say that my boyfriend always picks me up and drops me off to work, trying out a new hobby (aka Calligraphy) and for now, studying. This is Cedars-Sinai, I gotta be on top of my game. Sleep early, work with passion and excellence.
Twinning with my concert buddy and surprised G to watch his first concert ever, Bruno Mars at Staples Center. It’s like hitting 4 birds with one stone. Ellie Goulding performed for the front act then we saw Victoria and David Beckham.
They made my night.
Before heading back to LA, we rerouted to a quick stop to San Francisco since I wanted to make the most of our 7 days vacation. G and I visited some of the places I haven’t been to on my previous stay (Union Square, Fisherman’s Wharf, Place of Fine Arts, Golden Gate Bridge and the Painted Ladies).
I’m surprised that G loved the places I brought him to. And my favorite would have to be the Palace of Fine Arts since the place is very serene and quiet. It’s perfect to just lay down on the grass, have some picnic and watch ducks and turtles by the lake.
Until next time, SF!
Photos from my iPhone 4S.
First 2 1/2 days of my 7 days vacation was spent on the wine country overlooking vineyards, touring the castle, wine tasting, walking along Riverfront and being lazy on our Inn the whole time. I loved every bit of it because it meant the start of a really good weeklong vay-cay-tion.
You might wonder why we (or I) personally chose Napa Valley as our first destination. Looking back to 1998’s Lindsay Lohan movie, The Parent Trap, as soon as I set my eyes on Hallie (and Annie’s) hometown, I fell in love with the place and believe it or not, I’m not a fan of any type of alcohol (wines, hard liquor etc.) but the place just wow-ed me into thinking there’s actually a serene place like this that’s still in California.
We spent our last night being boring and rented movies from Red Box with cup noodles, chocolate milk and Chipotle on our laps. It was my perfect definition of staycation since I was too caught up working on my 2 jobs weeks before left SoCal.
I shall see you soon, Napa.
Photos from my iPhone 4S.
I’ve been really busy lately that I never got the chance to have my films from my recent trips developed (sadly until now). I’m done with my Chicago post though.
Been working again since I got back from my vay-cay-tion. Sometimes, they flex me at work (working less than 12 hours), float me to Urgent Care and do at least 2 hemodialysis treatments per week. Other than that, I’m trying to regain my love for LA with my brother and boyfriend.
My life is boring, wouldn’t you agree?