August 31, 2014

August Favorites

Food: Ben and Jerry's Hazed and Confused Core. It's a chocolate and hazelnut ice cream with fudge chips and a hazelnut fudge core. I love the hazelnut fudge core in this! It isn't too sweet, it instantly won me over.

Website: There was this one night when I couldn't get sleep because I kept on daydreaming about what I want for our house in the Philippines to look like, so I went online and looked for an online Floor Planner. It's free and user friendly. It worked as a great outlet for my sleep-disturbing ideas.

TV Show: Young and Hungry is an American sitcom produced by Ashley Tisdale. Watch if you're a foodie. Watch if you like Jesse McCartney. Watch if you like slightly sultry jokes.

Person/website: Erwan Heussaff aka The Fat Kid Inside. If you're looking for healthy recipes, alcohol mixed drinks, food hacks and basically anything that has to do with cooking, then that link is for you. All videos are certainly delicious to look at! I'm not even talking about the food anymore. Erwan Heussaff, girl!

Book: The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion. If you enjoy psychology and Sheldon Cooper, if you're a foodie and a wine lover, then I suggest you read this book! This was quite an enjoyable read. I would love to see the movie soon. Don Tillman was more of a Benedict Cumberbatch than Jim Parsons for me though!

August 24, 2014

5 Travel Tips

I made this short list while I was on a four hour road trip. If you have any similar experience or if you want to add something up, feel free to comment below. Here are my five travel tips that I summed up based on personal experiences:
  1. First, the most obvious, make sure you pack all your needed belongings, including the right cables and chargers for all your gadgets. Silly me. I forgot to pack my cable connection for not one, but two of my external hard drives. 
  2. If you're going to travel abroad, make sure to check the standard outlet and voltage in the place you're visiting. My laptop charger wasn't compatible to the outlet here in the US and I ended up with an ugly bright orange plug to make it work.
  3. Print out what needs to be printed out. Airplane tickets, directions, hotel reservations, etc. For quick reference and proof.
  4. If you can, bring a travel buddy. Preferably someone who has an eye for photography who's willing to take photos of you while you take in the beauty of the world!
  5. Lastly, you may have packed all your things, but don't be stupid like me. I actually forgot my luggage when I was on my way to Boracay with my family. I thought they had it in the car. We only found out when we were already at the airport. Fortunately, we were an hour early and I got my luggage just in time for checking in. Haha

August 19, 2014

Tidbits from my Camera Roll

I was going through some old photographs on my camera roll and I thought I'd share some on my blog. Some photos I've posted on Instagram and/or Twitter and some are having their first debut here. I currently have 476 treasured photos on my phone. I try my best to organise my photos by transferring via Dropbox and to my laptop. That way I can easily browse through pictures on my phone when I feel nostalgic. Anyway, here we go.

That one afternoon that I drew on myself. I fancy drawing buildings. 

L - I posted this photo with a caption stating that I'm leaving the country, which was a complete lie. It looked like it was taken from an airplane, but it was actually taken from the ground. The photo is flipped.
R - From one of those late afternoon that I was babysitting my godchild.

This is where I usually hangout and study when I was still in the Philippines. I don't mind being alone for hours in a cafe, given that there is something for me to read and eat and drink. I usually get a hot hazelnut latte or an apple berry juice freeze with white chocolate mocha when I want to feel more refreshed.

L - This was taken July last year when I still had permed hair. It may look good in the photo but believe me when I say that it was very dry and unrecognisable when not done professionally. Imagine Hermione Granger's hair in first year!
R - You can tell a couple belongs together based on how they dress. Lol We only changed into our house bottoms because we wanted to be comfortable before hitting the roads again. Jeans when it's hot? Nope!

 This may look so unnatural because it was captured, but it really isn't. Tom is left-handed, I'm a righty. I noticed that we were resting our non-dominant hand similarly, I had to tell him to hold his pose as I take a snap!

Bulalo's best!

From that one night that I appreciate panorama.  

And that afternoon with a perfect comfort food paired with a great suspense TV series!

August 18, 2014

About to get a job? Here are some possible interview questions!

On my past entry, I mentioned that I was called for a job interview. I thought I'd share some questions that may help you prepare for future interviews. If you are about to get a job or know someone who is, feel free to read on and share, hopefully you pick up an idea that can be useful for you!

General Questions:
  • Tell me about yourself.
  • Do you know a lot about (insert the name of the company you are applying for)?
  • How did you find out about us?
  • Give me three reasons why you are applying for this job.
  • Tell me about that time when you exceeded in your job.
  • Some people prefer to multitask and some prefer to do things one at a time, which one are you?
  • What are your salary requirements?
  • What is your preferred job schedule? Full time/Part time/Per Diem/Temporary
  • What is your preferred shift work? Days/Evenings/Night
Nursing Related Questions:
  • Are you interested in taking additional courses? What would you like to take?
  • Was there a time that you helped the least fortunate? In what way did you help?
  • In your personal or work experience, have you ever encountered a bad-tempered client? How did you handle it?
  • In team nursing, you are able to work together with other personnel, what would you do if a member doesn't do his job?
Besides the questions listed above, they also reviewed and verified the information on my resume. I hope that helps!

If you're already employed, how was your first interview? I remember during the interview, I was distracted by a spider hanging outside the huge office window! We were on the fourth floor, imagine that!