Archive | August, 2013

Cheering for the Home Team!!

10 Aug

gilas pilipinas fiba 2013

(Gilas Pilipinas 12 man roster with coaching staff)

FIBA ASIA 2013 has been going on for 10 days now. It started last August 1 and will end tomorrow, August 11, 2013. the good thing about it is it’s held here in my beloved Philippines!

I was on the afternoon shift today and what I dislike about it is the fact that I missed thedo or die game between the Korean National Team and the Philippine National Team best known as “GILAS PILIPINAS”. I became glad when I found out that some of my patients admitted in private rooms and their relatives were tuned in to the game so whenever I go inside their rooms to check for their vital signs ( two of them were monitored hourly) I get to have a glimpse of what’s going on in the game. If only I can just sit with them to cheer for Gilas, I definitely will! šŸ˜€

The game ended few minutes before the endorsement and the nursing aide and I asked the charge nurse if we can open the TV on the vacant room and what I saw almost made me cry. That was the last 1:34 minutes left in the game and the Philippines is up by 5 points if I remember it correctly. They say in basketball, “bilog ang bola” and a lot of things can still happen within 1 minute but then there’s this gut feeling that the game is ours. I know a lot of Filipinos prayed hard for the game today and the Mall of Asia Arena is buzzing with cheers and screams from the crowd so when the buzzer went off to signal the end of the game, the Philippines became one happy nation. United. One Goal. One Reason. Gilas won with a score of 86-79. We’re on to the finals, baby! plus the World Cup in 2014!! I remember Magoo ( game analyst) saying ” and the Philippines is back in the world map of basketball” (if that was not his exact words, well that’s the gist of what he said :D)

Korea was one tough team to beat considering the fact that they’re bigger than Ā our players and was like our country’s mortal enemy in basketball based on the previous games played against each other to which our national team always lost (Yes, the curse of Korea has been broken!). This, game was like a sweet redemption since it was made in our own soil and in front of lots of our countrymen.

I guess everyone who witnessed it cried the tears of joy (even I cried when I watched the replay..I’m such a cry baby) and the emotions were all over the place. It’s so touching to watch the players hug and congratulate one another.

The feeling is overwhelming and I just can’t let this end without sharing this joy I’m feeling. Seeing how our players played their hearts out. Showing the people the #PUSO that they have for the game and for winning it for us. Ang Pilipino buong PUSO kung lumaban, and that’s what GILAS PILIPINAS proved us tonight.

Hats off to all the players!! Ā I will never be tired of saying “LABAN PILIPINAS!, PUSO!”

If you want to watch a replay of the game here’s the link I searched though the video was a bit blurred it was still fine to watch. Credit goes to the video uploader.Ā


*disclaimer: I do not own the photo in this post, so the credit goes to the real owner of the photo.


Aqua Mineral 30 Minute Experience

3 Aug


I was on my way home from buying groceries and organizer in a thrift store outlet in Robinson’s Place Manila when I came across the Aqua Mineral kiosk. It caught my attention and I decided to give it a try…

I tried first the Total Silk Body Scrub in my hands. The saleslady said it will remove dead cells and other impurities so a more glowing and smoother skin will be revealed. True enough, after rinsing my hands feels smooth and soft (the glowing part, perhaps after several use of the product :D). One teaspoon is enough to cover the neck to toe (as per the saleslady’s talk). It will last for 8 to 9 months use, approximately 60 teaspoons.Image

Total Silk Body Scrub (Enchantment & Forest Dreams) Php 3,100.00

Then, she applied theĀ Blissful Body Butter and my hands looked supple and hydrated. I can’t stop touching my hands. Like the body scrub, it can also last for 8-9 months.


Blissful Body Butter (Springtime & Starlight Glamour) Php 3,100.00

I really wanted to buy these two products, however i’m on a tight budget these what I’m going to do is save for these until I have enough money to buy these two wonderful skin pampering treats :))

Visit their Facebook page for more informationĀ

I hope you somehow enjoyed my first ever entry! Feel free to comment!!


Mikee :*

Disclaimer: I do not own the photos included in this post. I copied them from Aqua Mineral’s Facebook page..