Monday, October 08, 2007

One Of The Brightest Stars

Two boys are standing on the edge of a balcony, stargazing.

The boy points out one of the brighter stars and asks, “What’s the name of that one?”

“It is Polaris of the north,” says the other guy. “It is beautiful, isn’t it? It is really made up of three stars, but in the distance, they are one.”

“I would like to go to Polaris someday,” says the boy.

“Why don’t we?” says the other guy.

“Now?” he asks.

“Yes. Now.”

So they kiss each other, for the last time embraced in the innocence of this world, and set off together on their long journey.


I hope that my series of hospital interviews this week will push through smoothly. Prayers and well-wishes will be very much appreciated.

Adapted from a work by JPM Goitia. Image from


kalansaycollector said...

first ako!!!!

oh so sweet naman ng dalawang boylets.

sana makatagpo ako ng ganun. hehe.

good luck sa iyong interview!

amicus said...

good luck sa interview. :)
btw, san nagpunta yung dalawa?

dazedblu* said...

wish a good luck too!
nice pitch btw :)

yoshke said...

aaaaaw. sweet. naalala ko tuloy ang Y Tu Mama Tambien. Hihi.

I don't pray but I wish you luck. :)

Kaya yan. hihi.

KC said...

Ang cute nung kwento. It conveys a lot of meaning...

Anyway, I know you can do it. Just trust yourself. God bless! =)

engz said...

halu my friend. sana maging okay mga job interviews mo. dito ka na lang sa amin work. hehe..aalagaan kita dito.

romantic naman nung kwento. naglalandian epek habang nakatanaw sa mga tala.hihi.meron pa bang ganyan sa maynila?

oi sir yoshke: mag pray ka. epektib un.

chase said...

i wish you all the luck papa ruff!!
i know ur the best.

of course i-ppray din kita.
i'll pray for you, st. michael the archangel's prayer..
defend us in the day of battle . . safe guardian against ... snares of the devils. . . .

prayer yan para mawala temptation sa mga cute interns, doctors, nurses and other hospital staff. ehehehe.
upakan ko sila lahat. heheh

Anonymous said...

Nice one chase! Nurse ruff, i believe ders nothing for you to worry about, U CAN DO IT! u have lost of saints in d medical field to intercede for u! kasama nakami dun sa magpray for u!


Anonymous said...

awww... thats soooo sweet! just like Krispy Kreme! hahahaha! can't get my mind off of it!

i do hope that your interviews will go smoothly. hope to see you in UST someday (with a box of KK! hahahaha!)

mrs.j said...

hay... nice.. naalala ko tuloy ung book na BOY meets BOY panalo...

goodluck sayo!

Kiks said...

I don't pray but i will summon all my babaylan powers to ensure that all stars are aligned for the greatness of now polished Ruff Nurse DuJour.

Kinakanta mo ba ang 2 Become 1 nung sinusulat mo yan? I hope when you make love with the words that you will utter on those interviews, those people in front of you will be awed.

And no more wishes and hopes, you have it in you. ;-)

(Ano to, mutual admiration club? One of the shortest entries yet my most loved. aaaww....)

Drake said...

Do well on your interviews. =)

Sweet entry...

Anonymous said...

nurse ruff, ill include u in my prayers.sana maging ok ang lahat. ure a smart guy. ull have it in time..

Anonymous said...

i too want to go to polaris someday.. but with whom? i guess he's not born yet.

Daizuke said...

Waaa... Ano ba to!! I dont know... Hindi ako mka relate or shall I say hindi ko ma gets Polaris thingy... Well anyway... Good luck ruff! I wish you nothing but all the best that life can bestow you in the future!!

philippe said...

much luck ruff!

i do hope that you get to be in your own Polaris one day.

saisho said...

good luck sa interview. kaya mo yan.

ngayon ko lang nakita yung iba mong blog entries, bumibili ka rin pala nung ust doughnut sa krispy kremes. weird nga eh tapos na yung uaap pero available pa rin siya (pero bili pa rin ako, lol)

Reyville of Simply Manila said...

Best wishes. Rock on.^_^

ruff nurse-du-jour said...

@KALANSAY COLLECTOR: Yes, they are sweet (referring to the boylets). And of course, we will (find our own guys, that is). Thanks Kalansay!
~And oh, according to my interviewer, the results of my Personality Profile is very unsatisfactory. Actually, I am devoid of one and apparently, wala daw akong personality. Kamusta naman yun? =)

@AMICUS: Thanks amicus. I really appreciate it. Uhm, my best guess is that they went to Polaris, which may figuratively translate to Heaven. You get the point.

ruff nurse-du-jour said...

@DAZEDBLU*: Thanks dazed. If everything goes well, I might be employed by the end of this month. Christmas wouldn’t be that bad after all.

@YOSHKE: Thank you dear yoshke. Hmmm, Y Tu Mama Tambien. You were not referring to those scenes by the pool, were you? But then again, I may be wrong.
~And yup, I did it! 2 more interviews then I’m done! Oh gawd I can’t wait.

ruff nurse-du-jour said...

@KC: Thanks KC. The first round of interviews went pretty well naman. They were not as brutal as I have expected them to be. The Head of the Graduate Nursing Education talked about my “stellar” recommendations from my previous supervisor while the Head of Nursing Training asked me to plan a post-CABG care.
~It’s all good though. I’m now preparing for my Nursing Directress defense. She’s tough daw eh. She might eat me alive you know.

ruff nurse-du-jour said...

@ENGZ: Really engz? Na-touch naman ako. Basta ba ikaw ang personally magha-handle sa akin eh, go ako diyan! Balita ko, magaling ka daw mag-alaga eh. Hehehe.
~About the story, it would be very lucky to see just a single star here in the city. At least in my rooftop, I could still see some.

ruff nurse-du-jour said...

@CHASE: Thanks papa chase. I wore my lucky pink long-sleeves-shirt and red printed briefs by the way. And cyempre chase, ako lang ang nakakita. =)

~Thank you for that prayer chase. Kailangan ko talaga yan kasi masyadong maraming temptations sa hospital. Na-miss ko nga yung mga cute na doctors and interns eh! Nung nakita ko sila kahapon, parang gusto kong mag-re-enact ng mga scenes sa Grey’s Anatomy, particularly yung mga scenes sa on-call room. Hehehe.

~Pero cyempre chasey ikaw pa rin ang nasa isip ko! Baka upakan mo kasi sila eh maubos yung staff ng hospital. =) Hehehe. Just kidding. Wuvyuh chase! You’re still my number 1!

ruff nurse-du-jour said...

@JOSH: Si Chase seloso no? Hehehe. Medyo may pagka-brutal ito! =)
~Thank you josh and your doves. Prayers work nga talaga. Two done, two more to go! Teehee! I hope this October will be a good month for me.

@MIKKOI: Sweet it is. At last I’ve made an entry not involving the words sex in it. Not literally, that is. Wanna go stargazing sometime?
~Thanks! It went pretty well so far. Nothing terrible happened by the way. And oh, hope to see you soon too mikkoi. In UST or otherwise. =)

ruff nurse-du-jour said...

@MRS. J: Thanks Mrs. J. Enjoy your sembreak my friend. See you around the campus! Just meet me at the CVU/ICU if everything goes well with my career path. =)
~BOY meets BOY? Hmmm, might as well try that one.

ruff nurse-du-jour said...

@KIKS: Thanks kiks! I just hope that I didn’t sound too pompous when I told my supervisor that “I was destined to do great things.” I’m blaming too much cable TV for that unexpected spiel. Seriously, I felt all of the babaylan powers kiks. It made me so invincible and confident all through out the interviews. And it felt good. =)

~Not really kiks. I was just having those lonely *sleepless nights. Made me wish I have that someone to share those lonely nights with. Pwede ka ba kiks? Can we still see the stars there in HK? =)

~And when I told my interviewer that “I am the best there is at what I do,” I knew that I am nailing this one. =) I still have 2 more though. And the most difficult at that.

Mutual admiration club? Hmmm, that looks promising. I feel the same way about you din naman kiks eh. So….. mutual admiration club it is! =)

ruff nurse-du-jour said...

@DRAKE: Thanks drake! The first two rounds went well naman. I’m actually looking forward to the next two. =)
~And yup, sweet indeed.
PS. Thanks for the SMS drake. Hope you’re coping really well and the best of luck on your upcoming *show.

ruff nurse-du-jour said...

@JACKIE: Thanks for the trust ate jackie. So far, the interviews went really smoothly in my opinion. Aside from those pre-interview jitters, I think I have presented myself to my interviewers in my best possible demeanor. And I think it’s all good ate jackie. Deep inside naman eh, I’m a people person talaga. =)
~I want to find that someone too. I’m just hoping that he’s still here on dry land though.

ruff nurse-du-jour said...

@DAIZUKE: Thanks daizuke! Blessed be. =) Here’s to wishing you all the best in life too. To success and happiness and peace we both truly deserve.
~As to the Polaris thingy, on the most superficial level it could be interpreted as they enjoyed stargazing so much that they have forgotten the rest of the world with them. And on the most profound note, they do the *thing, you know, Polaris is in the Heavens, right? Heaven? =)
~Of course, feel free to interpret the story as to your liking.

ruff nurse-du-jour said...

@PHILIPPE: Much appreciations Philippe. As of the moment, my personal Polaris involves the words hospital, job and income in it. Significant other, lover and life-partner will have to wait… for now. =)

@REYVILLE: Thank you reyville! Don’t worry my friend, I will. =)

ruff nurse-du-jour said...

@SAISHO: Thanks very much saisho. Congrats on your new job again!
~Oh yeah, they’re yummy. Hahaha! Meron pa rin bang UAAP doughnuts hanggang ngayon? Buti na lang nga nakapasok ang UST sa Final Four right? Kund hindi, walang yellow/gold na sprinkle. We’ll be stucked with the Red, the Green and the Blue. Our color’s still the most cheery one don’t you think?

mrs.j said...

mapuntahan nga kita... hu will i ask? nurse ruff? hehe

kalansaycollector said...

wow asa hospital ka lang pala. ;p

bob said...

Hi ruff! may kasalanan ako, tagal ka ng nagbivisit ngayon ko lang naalalang wala ka pala sa links ko. hehe. I added you na.

Ngayon ko lang nalaman na 3 stars pala ang Polaris.

Believe it or not, Y Tu Mama Tambien din ang naalala ko, and yes, ung pool scene. Hahaha! Masyadong suggestive kasi ang attached pic.

KC said...

I'm happy to hear that the interviews went well. Usually yung mga nursing directress ang nangangain ng buhay. Pero kaya mo yan. Huwag mong ipakitang nasisindak ka niya. Madalas nga daw, yung mga less confident ang lalong winiwindang.

Isipin mo na lang, blogger din yung directress. *lol*

ruff nurse-du-jour said...

@MRS. J and KALANSAY COLLECTOR: Wala pa! Hehehe. I still have 2 more interviews bago ako ma-in. Don't worry, I'll keep you posted 'pag on duty na ako. Hehehe. =)
~And oh, I'll be wearing masks okay? Hehehe.

ruff nurse-du-jour said...

Hi BOB! No biggie. Linked you up as well. Cyempre, how could I decline someone na sinabihan ko nito:

"i'm falling in love with this blog... or perhaps the blog author... i dunno. i'm confused. =)

right? =)

Yup bob. It's actually considered as a trinary system. Who would've thought that the Northern Star's exactly like that? =) (trans: I'm a freaking geek bob).

Hmmm. Ganun ba bob? Hehehe. Though that's not the impression I'm trying to convey, pero hmm, sige na nga. Y Tu Mama Tambien it is! =) Hehehe. Balik ka dito bob ha. =)

ruff nurse-du-jour said...

Thanks KC. I'm now brushing up on the CABG thingie --- (heart bypass, for non-medical readers) the surgical procedure, medical and nursing management, nursing care plan, pharmacotherapeutics, etc. The last thing I would want to happen is to freeze during my interview diba? Sa Nursing Directress pa. (Sa UP-PGH nga daw, panel interview pa eh).

~After the Nursing Directress, the HR Head na lang, then I'm officially employed. Whoopee!!! Sure KC, iisipin ko si Jessica Zafra yung kausap ko diba? Hehehe.

~I'll summon all of the saintly powers to possess me when that time comes. =) Esp. St. Elizabeth of Hungary... and St. Jude too. hihihi

bob said...

Wah! yeah, naalala ko ung comment na yan. Touched naman ako. *shy* kala ko naman joke un. Hehehe. Niweis, I've counted 5 bobs sa comment mo, nakakataba naman ng puso.

ruff nurse-du-jour said...


Hahaha! Meron pa bang extra bed/room sa place niyo bob? Parang gusto kong maging new housemate niyo eh. Para paglabas mo *dun* eh, ma-surprise din ako. Hehe. =)

by the way, binisita ko nga pala yung mga blogs mo na medyo "a-plenty," love love love your paintings bob.

B. E. A. U. T. I. F. U. L!!!

and oh, who wouldn't fall in love with the author like you? (oh my, i really sound scary!)..

kalansaycollector said...

mukhang daming nagfofolinlove sa blog mo ha? ;p

well isa na ako sa mga napamahal sa blog mo. ;p

mamimiss ko ito sa sem break kasi nga wala naman akong net sa prov. ;'c sad. keep in touch. huhu

bob said...

walang extra bed eh. gusto mo share ka na lang sa bed ko, magkapatong, ok lang? hahaha! JOKE!!! :D

ruff nurse-du-jour said...

@KALANSAY: Hahaha. What can i do? Charming yata ang friend mo! Hahaha. Just kidding!

Enjoy your sembreak kalansay ha. Remember I'm just a text message, and a YM away. =) Will be waiting when you get back in town.

ruff nurse-du-jour said...

@BOB: Basta ba ikaw ang papatong bob eh, wala tayong problema d'yan! Ok na Ok cyempre! :) Hahaha.

Sabihin mo lang kung lilipat na ako ha! Mage-empake na ako tonight. =)

chase said...

tnx papa ruff. hehehehe.. mwuah!

ruff nurse-du-jour said...

You're always welcome chase. :-) You know how much i heart you.

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