Monday, January 07, 2008

One Moment In Time

Finally the Christmas and New Year hype is over.

That, probably, is the understatement of the year as I celebrated both overly momentous occasions within the confines of the Intensive Care Unit.

In fact, I’m just starting with my Holiday shopping, starting with buying some presents for myself, a few more for my very few loved ones, and a bit some for my even fewer godchildren.

In fact I couldn’t even imagine how my almost nonexistent paycheck could extend, morph or warp into something that could afford me this, this, or this.

On the other hand, working in a hospital gives you that guilt-free pass for not showing up with your pesky albeit cute godchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, etc. or whoever believes that the gift-giving Christmas tradition must be impeccably honored.


The year that was reminds me so much of several things:

1. That if Britney would die and reincarnate, the reincarnation would be me;
2. That I was making small steps in my way of making my dreams come true;
3. That spending time with a loved one is exhilarating, but surviving alone through those cold, lifeless nights is more fulfilling, and;
4. That despite how much fulfilled we think we are, there, inevitably, will be some regrets that will haunt us forever.

For instance:

I was that Whitney.

But eventually I am going to marry my own Bobby Brown, waste my money buying crack cocaine, and spend my days watching my own personal videos in youtube, or xtube, or wherever.

So for this year, I only have one personal wish.
That I will live my life without regrets. I will be ruthless and unforgiving. I will be bold, and brazen, and remorseless. I will never ask for anyone’s approval. I will live my life the way I feel. And for this year, I will be the best me.
And I’m starting it now.

Happy New Year everyone!


bob said...

"1. That if Britney would die and reincarnate, the reincarnation would be me;"

- owright! haha!

"ruthless...unforgiving.." - imagine Ruff in a bondage vid with matching leather and lethal whip. hehe.

naughty 2008 ahead, eh?

justmike said...

That I will live my life without regrets"

happy new year kapatid. ipagpatuloy ang mga nasimulan.

a hug from cebu.

KurastDocks said...

I love the song. I salute you in your resolve to becoming who you truly are.

Btw, we don't know each other but I'm a fan. And I put an outgoing link on my site to your site (do you call it tag? or link? I'm such a virgin at this) Hope you don't mind.

Anyway, good luck! Thanks.

Carl said...

That I will live my life without regrets. I will be ruthless and unforgiving. I will be bold, and brazen, and remorseless. I will never ask for anyone’s approval. I will live my life the way I feel. And for this year, I will be the best me.

WOW- all caps

LAD said...

hiniling mo naman agad na mamatay na si britney haha.

nice car yun ah. mag mazda 3 ka na lang hehe.

mukhang busy ka na masyado ah.. hmm


Hapi Nw Yr.

U myt look like britney with whitney's voice in ur next life.

kalansaycollector said...

long time no read my fave nurse in the world. ;p

"That I will live my life without regrets. I will be ruthless and unforgiving. I will be bold, and brazen, and remorseless. I will never ask for anyone’s approval. I will live my life the way I feel. And for this year, I will be the best me>"

clap clap! parang isteytment ng isang bidang maghihiganti sa mga taong dumapurak sa kaniya sa isang soap opera. haha

have a ruthless 2008! cheers.

i mishoo. ;)

frisian keeper said...


KC said...

And for this year, I will be the best me

This is the best thing you've said. Happy New Year, Nurse Ruff! =)

arjay said...

making small steps in my way of making my dreams come true

yep, that's the way to go

Anonymous said...

Maganda un a. I will never ask for anyone's approval.

Bryan Anthony the First said...

the ultimate pop celebrity--pinoy britney

sana matupad


cedeux said...

wow! shopping!

sana meron sa mga indigent na
katulad ko... hehehe

I will be the best me - naks, yan ang pinakagusto ko.

ingats palagi=]

Keitaro Hanazawa said...

I will live my life without regrets.~ Sana nga dumating yung time na magawa natin to.. Pero Ruff, di kita maimagine na ruthless at unforgiving. You're so nice kasi..

icka said...

wow. what a daring line to end your post. haha.

btw, if britney finds out, that it will be you in her second life then i think she wants to die now.

Coldman said...

That's a good thing to do for new year- be confident and bold.

Cheers! =)

Anonymous said...

hello Rufruf! always be happy kid! tama yan, start the year with positivity! er, para akong Qtv 11! hehehe.

I will txt u my proposal to bob for us to have some relaxation and pampering! kaya lang medyo magastos, hehehe... cheers!

ruff nurse-du-jour said...

@BOB: Not that ruthless and unforgiving kind, Bob. But for you, I could definitely reconsider.
~The year to come will undeniably be naughty and wild, Bob. Expect it to be.
@JUSTMIKE: I was rereading the post and I seem to have found myself asking: how am I freaking supposed to do that?
~But as always, of course, I could *just start.

ruff nurse-du-jour said...

@KURASTDOCKS: New year, new vision, new life, new philosophy.
~And of course, a new me. :-)

PS. Thank you very much KD. Will likewise do.
@CARL: I am very much honored that you like it. Thank you very much.

ruff nurse-du-jour said...

@LAD: Hindi naman lad. “In case” lang po. Cyempre ayaw ko namang mamatay si Britney. I *have got to see her in person muna. Hehehe.
~Of course, there’s work, more work, and definitely more work..
@KRIS JASPER ANGEL: Now, that, kris jasper, is something I am definitely looking forward to seeing. Happy New Year from sunny Manila.

ruff nurse-du-jour said...

@KALANSAY COLLECTOR: Wala pa rin yan sa ”you’re nothing… but a second-rate trying hard copycat!” (make buhos the wine).
~Have a ruthless 2008 too jm**! Miss you too.
@FRISIAN KEEPER: Mabuhay rin sa iyo! :-)

ruff nurse-du-jour said...

@KACIE: I will definitely try to be the best me this year. I hope you will, too.
@ARJAY: Like I always say, slowly but surely. No need to hurry, no need to rush, everything has its place under the sun.

ruff nurse-du-jour said...

@BINO/GENO: Of course, who says that we have to? :-)
@BRYAN ANTHONY I: If only I could muster her style, confidence and her not-wearing-any-underpants, then, of course, I could definitely be her.

ruff nurse-du-jour said...

@CEDEUX: Puro window shopping lang cedeux, to follow na lang yung actual.
~Don’t we all aspire to become the best *us in one way or the other? The real problem lies on how to make it happen.
@KEITARO HANAZAWA: Hahaha. Am I *that nice kei?
~We could be ruthless and unforgiving while being kind and nice naman diba? It’s all a matter of perspective.

ruff nurse-du-jour said...

@ICKA: I’m just being the best me icka, and a part of that promise is to write better, live better, and think better.
~Ooooh, Britney, Britney, Britney. :-) I just can’t get enough of her.
@COLDMAN: Be confident and bold. But make sure to know your limits as well. Happy new year coldman.

ruff nurse-du-jour said...

@JOSH: “I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.”
~Will wait for your message josh. Some R&R would be much much appreciated.

ruff nurse-du-jour said...



Oi... thanks for the reading my post (again) and the comment.

Anonymous said...

kung loveless tayo come valentine's day, eh di tayo tayo na lang magdate sa SPA ng magkapag relax... :)

kingdaddyrich said...

ill kill Britney na...

"give me give me, give me, give me give me MORE!!"

coach said...

buy lang ng buy, you deserve it for working so very hard :)

kalansaycollector said...

nga naman. the classic line with the buhos buhos the wine. hehe

frisian keeper said...

mabuhay at salamat sa pagdaan sa blog..boss ruff.. mwah!!

Kiks Phulumulu said...

i like that. ruthless and unforgiving.

sige, ako din.

but i would be whitney houston reincarnate. minus bobby brown. AND the crack.

ruff nurse-du-jour said...

@KRIS JASPER ANGEL: No biggie kris jasper. You know naman how much I appreciate reading your entries diba? :-)
@JOSH: Hahaha. Count me IN!
~As for my case, I’ll stay SINGLE for quite a long time. Any takers out there? Hahaha.

ruff nurse-du-jour said...

@KINGDADDYRICH: Gimme more kingdaddy! You naughty, naughty boy. Hahaha.
@COACH: Not when I’m in the cesspit of poverty coach. Credit card companies are literally hunting me down.
~At sa ganitong oras ako mas malapit sa temptations coach. Must. Fight. The. Urge. To. Spend.

ruff nurse-du-jour said...

@KALANSAY COLLECTOR: Exactly. Parang “I… never said… that I love you” lang ‘yan. Hahaha.
@FRISIAN KEEPER: Mabuhay ka rin Papa Dave. Sana happy ang new year mo, despite everything that have happened. Mwaaah.

ruff nurse-du-jour said...

@KIKS PHULUMULU: Kaw si Whitney (without Bobby and the crack)…
~Ako si Britney (without K-Fed and the underpants).

Diba, panalo? :-)

I miss you kiks. And that giggly smile of yours.

the nomad said...

very nice personal wish. can i borrow it? in return, here's a pochacco hug.

stay happy, our beloved nurse. =)

savante said...

Ah, Christmas... how sad that it's over. can the next one come soon?

davenport said...

hala may papa dave he he he..ok na ako.. thanks po..

kalansaycollector said...

korek. hehe go maging sino ko man.

Reyville of Simply Manila said...

I hope I could just buy those in an instant. But well, ur job is rewarding.

pat said...

so you're going to try an edgier lifestyle, that's nice. but don't do crack.


bingskee said...

i wish i have that guilt-free pass. :-)

i hope you can still be as you are - that confident, intelligent but kind nurse blogger!

a great new year ahead, ruff!

aCey said...

ruffles, you have mi suporta. :) god bless and happy new year again!

icka said...

i know. cheers for a better us this year!! :)

jericho said...

hey ruff. way to go with your wish! life without apologies.

Chris said...

Hi, I can't find any contacts on your blog. Can I ask you to send a note for me? My email is in profile.
Thanks, Chris

Portable Bitch said...

dami nating gustong maging britney.. hahahahahhahahah

dazedblu* said...

I guess looking through the glass.. more nurse ruff's stories this 2008 :)

chase said...

happy new year papa ruff!!
busy na sweetie pie ko.
yan talaga ang buhay fabulouso. and a nurse, to boot. hehehe

make us proud! save some lives!

Daizuke said...

Include me from your saving!! Heheheh!

Happy New Year! mwaah

aries said...

lakbayin natin ang taon ito na nagkakapit bisig at sabay sabay kantahin ang "we are family.... wahahaha gandah davah

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