Archive for January, 2012


Weekly Photo Challenge: HOPE

Hoping for a bright future ahead...



The Doctor

I got this from FB and I just thought this is worth sharing.
A doctor entered the hospital in hurry after being called in for an urgent surgery. He answered the call ASAP, changed his clothes & went directly to the surgery block.
He found the boy’s father pacing in the hall waiting for the doctor. On seeing him, the dad yelled, “Why did you take all this time to come? Don’t you know that my son’s life is in danger? Don’t you have any sense of responsibility?”
The doctor smiled and said, “I am sorry, I wasn’t in the hospital and I came as fast as I could after receiving the call…… And now, I wish you’d calm down so that I can do my work.”
“Calm down?! What if your son was in this room right now, would you calm down? If your own son dies now what will U do??” said the father angrily.
The doctor smiled again and replied: “I will say what Job said in the Holy Book “From dust we came and to dust we return, blessed be the name of God”. Doctors cannot prolong lives. Go and intercede for your son, we will do our best by God’s grace.”
“Giving advises when we’re not concerned is so easy” murmured the father.
The surgery took some hours after which the doctor went out happy,   “Thank goodness!, your son is saved!” And without waiting for the father’s reply he carried on his way running. “If you have any question, ask the nurse!!”
“Why is he so arrogant? He couldn’t wait some minutes so that I could ask about my son’s state” commented the father when seeing the nurse minutes after the doctor left.
The nurse answered, tears coming down her face, “His son died yesterday in a road accident, he was in the burial when we called him for your son’s surgery. And now that he saved your son’s life, he left running to finish his son’s burial.”
Moral: Never judge anyone because you never know how their life is and what they’re going through”.

How Much Do I Make?

“You’re a Nurse? That’s cool, I wanted to do that when I was a kid. How much do you make?”


I can make holding your hand seem like the most important thing in the world when you’re scared.

I can make your child breathe when they stop.

I can help your father survive a heart attack.

I make myself get out of bed at 5am to make sure your mother has the medicine she needs to live.

I work all day to save the lives of strangers.

I make my family wait for dinner until I know your family member is taken cared of.

I make myself skip lunch so that I can make sure that everything I did for your wife today is charted.

I make myself work weekends and holidays because people dont just get sick monday thru friday.

Today, I might save your life.

I make a difference, what do YOU do?”


Reposted from FB.

And I reposted this because I love what I do, I respect my work, and I’m in not only because of the paycheck.


Weekly Photo Challenge: SIMPLE


Weekly Photo Challenge: PEACEFUL

This week’s theme by wordpress is “PEACEFUL“.

A peaceful morning by the beach with my son.

(Boracay island, Philippines)


A Visit to the Zoo

My small family visited our local zoo.

Al Ain Wildlife Park and Resort/ Al Ain Zoo is a 400-hectare (988-acre) zoo located in the foothills of the Jebel Hafeet Mountains in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates. It mainly comprises Arabian antelopes and oryx , eland , gazelle, lechwe and can be found in the tree shaded paddocks which offer excellent breeding conditions.

The zoo features a big cat house. Lions, pumas, black and spotted leopards and jaguars are found here. In addition to this, it also has a reptile house, monkey compounds, aquarium and aviary. (Wikipedia)

Hope you enjoy the photographs 🙂

The last part of our trip was the “Bird Show”. Unfortunately, we didn’t get to take good photographs of the eagles and falcons as they flew really fast.

It was a nice time and we hope to be back soon.


2011 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

Madison Square Garden can seat 20,000 people for a concert. This blog was viewed about 62,000 times in 2011. If it were a concert at Madison Square Garden, it would take about 3 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

No one person can ever experience all that life has to offer. It is only through sharing - experiences, feelings, insights - that we can hope to grow beyond our own meager lifetime.

Nurses are tough people. But behind great nurses are inspirations to keep them doing what they need to do - TO CARE.

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