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Re: Blowing Some Steam
« Reply #400 on: November 06, 2010, 11:03:40 AM »
On Chicago:

At first it was quite a dismay to move into this city, but after some time experiencing the places here, studies here, and work, the more I have grown to love the Windy Cty. Note: It really is quite windy here (and cold!) lol.

I could see myself practicing here, the city truly is eclectic. Diversity would best describe this city. Rich in opportunity, would be second.

I like it here. Tho I miss New Jersey, I feel that I could live here...


what a view!  8)

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Re: Blowing Some Steam
« Reply #401 on: November 07, 2010, 02:24:36 AM »
Kindness:

I am blessed with the kindness of an uncle who calls me when i drive 700 miles to make sure that i was okay. I am blessed with the graceful words of my father, who reminds me to stay on course. I am blessed with the kindness of my mother's love and encouragement. Her prayers. I am blessed with the adoration of my little brothers and sister, who continue to strengthen this man who is in the most crucial time of life. All of these are blessings, despite the trials and difficulties in life. A source of happiness, and comfort, gifts that have come down from Heaven's Grace.

I am ever understanding that I am unworthy of these, however, I give thanks to God who bestows me with grace. For without grace, there is no satisfaction, no completion of plans, nothing. Through Grace , all things flow forth. Through His Grace, we are able to accomplish all that we set and plan with Him.

To God, who reigns eternal , be Honor, Praise and Endless Majesty.
Thanks be to God...



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Re: Blowing Some Steam
« Reply #402 on: November 07, 2010, 02:42:31 AM »
Resilience:


     I'd say that there were and are times in my life that brought me down. However, one thing that I've learned from my parents, the lives of my grandparents, and also to some early saints is that faith brings resilience in any work. Faith perfects what is imperfect, and allows the individual to cast away nonchalance for resilience in action. In quaint reflection, I take no offenses on the negativities that came to my life, but have gradually to come to let it go. In fact, it is in letting it go and continuing on with the goal that makes everything worthy.

    Look at the apostle Paul. His resilience was manifested in his work, his tireless work. Even when he was imprisoned by the Romans in Rome for preaching the Word of God, he did not let the physical containment of the prison bars inhibit or stop his spirit. No, you see the spirit cannot be stopped unless you wish it to stop. Paul wrote, he wrote veraciously and most of the Letters to the Romans (Book of Romans) in the Bible are his correspondence from prison. That, in my point of view, is exemplary of Resilience.

   So, we should take action and heed to his example and follow. Trust in God, in all things, faith in Him, can truly move the 'mountains' in your life.

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Re: Blowing Some Steam
« Reply #403 on: November 19, 2010, 09:02:00 PM »
Ngano man jud ba nga naay may tao na ungrateful na kusog pa mupasakit?

Hmm. Maybe because you allow them?

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Re: Blowing Some Steam
« Reply #404 on: November 19, 2010, 09:25:46 PM »
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Re: Blowing Some Steam
« Reply #405 on: November 20, 2010, 06:31:51 AM »
:-X but not anymore

Mustering the courage to say, Enough!--that's nothing short of a spiritual rebirth.

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Re: Blowing Some Steam
« Reply #406 on: November 20, 2010, 06:33:14 AM »
Often, one is overpowered at first by a sort of physical exhaustion, but the road to healing is certain.

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« Reply #407 on: November 20, 2010, 08:23:52 AM »
Often, one is overpowered at first by a sort of physical exhaustion, but the road to healing is certain.

True ;)

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Re: Blowing Some Steam
« Reply #408 on: November 23, 2010, 11:59:47 PM »
Hi blog,

I woke up this morning at 5:25 am (central standard time) to the sound of the trucks passing my apartment. it was rather dark outside, but i decided to dress in my biking attire and went out for a cycle. it was so cold outside, i think it was about 55 degrees Fahrenheit when i went out. Dressed only in my thin shorts, upper-body attire and my northface jacket. clipped my black helmet and my ipod on my ears. warrior on the prowl.

the sound of anberlin playing as i broke through the cold winds; the darkness of the park surrounding and the chilling wind pounding my body. it was refreshing! i did a quick 6 mile cycle before turning back.

there's nothing like a feeling of cold winds hitting your face as you go full speed on a 25 speed trail bike. the complete exhilaration of it all, the endorphins that set in, one can barely feel one's fingers because of the cold, but the intense sense of euphoric feeling through the cycle justifies it.

on the cycle back, i saw a lady jogging with spandex shorts (thin to the brim) and a simple upper body attire. was she not cold?  ;)

beautiful view. let us conquer the day.

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Re: Blowing Some Steam
« Reply #409 on: November 24, 2010, 10:56:07 AM »
Hi blog,

I woke up this morning at 5:25 am (central standard time) to the sound of the trucks passing my apartment. it was rather dark outside, but i decided to dress in my biking attire and went out for a cycle. it was so cold outside, i think it was about 55 degrees Fahrenheit when i went out. Dressed only in my thin shorts, upper-body attire and my northface jacket. clipped my black helmet and my ipod on my ears. warrior on the prowl.

the sound of anberlin playing as i broke through the cold winds; the darkness of the park surrounding and the chilling wind pounding my body. it was refreshing! i did a quick 6 mile cycle before turning back.

there's nothing like a feeling of cold winds hitting your face as you go full speed on a 25 speed trail bike. the complete exhilaration of it all, the endorphins that set in, one can barely feel one's fingers because of the cold, but the intense sense of euphoric feeling through the cycle justifies it.

on the cycle back, i saw a lady jogging with spandex shorts (thin to the brim) and a simple upper body attire. was she not cold?  ;)

beautiful view. let us conquer the day.

Jajaja.....Bonus to tsa imo Dong Bran... Para gising na gising and ready to take the world;)

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Re: Blowing Some Steam
« Reply #410 on: November 24, 2010, 12:35:52 PM »
November 23, 2010
10:23 PM, central standard time (Chicago)


I left my apartment at 7:45 pm and began a long 2 hour jog on the city bike trail that stretches throughout the entire span of the city's lake front. I think i covered about 7 miles one way, and 7 miles back; all in all a 14 mile brisk jog. I was dressed in simple black jogging pants, my cycling shirt and my blue northface jacket. The sound of Anberlin played as I jogged. There is an unexplainable beauty in the silence of the night. As i trecked through the central district, i passed by this rather interesting native american statue , what made it more interesting and rather picturesque in my jogging eye (blurred by the effervescent hot air that mingled with the cold atmosphere) was that above the statue was the moon in full radiance.

As I jogged through, thoughts of my family, friends, and feelings of the heart was bellowing throughout my mind. I find this exercise a great way to relieve the stress accrued at work and in dealing with homesickness. Deep inside my mind i know that thanksgiving is coming, and knowing that i wont be home to celebrate it with my family is a painstaking reality. But this is a must. This is, i guess, a necessary sacrifice in the life of a Medical Intern.

I find myself justifying the years that have passed by, still a student, still not settled in a life observed in stability. I find it rather disheartening sometimes how many of my friends (who are not in the medical field) are already engaged, married, have children, have a fulltime job, earning a decent salary and living their dreams. building their futures. caring for their families. I find myself longing. At already 25. and engaged in this MD-Ph.D program, I find myself knowing the fact that i have never really cemented a committed relationship before. Perhaps it is the fear of being hurt, as i was before, perhaps it is the sense of guilt of hurting the women whom loved be before, perhaps. perhaps both. It is a reality that i must take and internalized. have internalized. and yet i find myself seeing the reality of it all. The reality that i will be in the 'late 20s' or 'early thirties' when i am finished with this prestigious program. But i cannot complain, really. Because i have goaled for this. i have yearned for this since i was but a college freshman; stolen myself away from commitments to the pure study of biology, medicine. but why do i find myself questioning now? perhaps its because many of my friends are now fathers. husbands. or fiances. where do i stand in this? a boyfriend. a medical intern.

the jog tonight allowed me to think. clear my mind. and blaze forward, unhindered by thoughts of family. i do pray to God that someday, someday, i will be blessed with a wife, children, and a family to call my own. pohon. all according to His Time.

So tonight was a good night. a good jog. a good exercise. i contemplated. and i reasoned it all out.

Such is the life of an intern.

My words, my thoughts. ~


Lorenzo.

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Re: Blowing Some Steam
« Reply #411 on: November 24, 2010, 12:40:17 PM »
Jajaja.....Bonus to tsa imo Dong Bran... Para gising na gising and ready to take the world;)

hehe, mao bitaw, Belle. Isug ning mga baji diri sa Chicago.

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Re: Blowing Some Steam
« Reply #412 on: November 24, 2010, 10:10:55 PM »
Getting ready to go to work. Just came back from another 2 hour jog. My hands are so cold that i have difficulty typing on this  keyboard. lol.

Today should be good. another rounds in the nephrology floor. i wonder what kind of cases we'll see today. more acidotic/alkalotic patients, perhaps.

Here's to a good day.

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Re: Blowing Some Steam
« Reply #413 on: November 25, 2010, 05:59:40 AM »
November 24, 2010
3:57 pm


I just got back from work. Packing my things. I'm driving home to New Jersey to spend Thanksgiving Day with family and friends.
I have missed my beloved mother, father, and my brothers. To see them again will bring joy to my heart, and to put new roses for
Senor Santo Nino in His Honor. Thank You God for the gift of family, a steady work, and a passion like no other.
Through you, there is no such thing as impossibility. For I can do all things through Him who strengthens me, Christ Jesus.


Happy Thanksgiving Day to everyone!


God Bless Us All.
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Re: Blowing Some Steam
« Reply #414 on: November 27, 2010, 12:40:31 AM »
Hi blog,

So i left chicago at about 6pm and drove from chicago to new jersey and took me about 16 hours to get home! lol.
I took 6 breaks in the high way, and 3 of them were 'sleeping' breaks. My goodness! I really don't know how truck drivers can drive for extended periods of time!

My GPS guided me home, but there were moments were i was a bit worried during my drive. It was raining (ice rain) throughout and was rather worried. I had to lower my speed multiple times for fear of hydroplaning.

By God's Grace i arrived home. I greeted my beloved mother and father in the traditional mano po manner. My mother and father prepared thanksgiving dinner and my brothers and our dog came downstairs as soon as i opened the door. And to my surprise they were so happy, as was I. Immediately i saw the fresh red roses in our altar for Senor Santo Nino hehehe. Pasalamat ko intawn ni Senyor Santo Nino, who guided me back home safely and protected me, and continues to protect me. Indeed , there is beauty in family.

Later that night we went to visit our uncle steve and auntie beth's house and had dinner with them and family and family friends. Thanks be to God!

God is so Good. God is so Loving. Thanks be to God for all that He has showered upon me, and for the blessings this year and for future blessings in years to come. Thanks be to God. Always and Forever.



I hope all of you bolanons who celebrated Thanksgiving had a great one! And to all bolanons in the world, blessings and peace be with you all!


Love,
Lorenzo


GOD IS GOOD. ALL THE TIME.

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Re: Blowing Some Steam
« Reply #415 on: December 01, 2010, 08:58:38 AM »
Back to Chicago. And already missing home.  :-\



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Re: Blowing Some Steam
« Reply #416 on: December 02, 2010, 12:51:44 AM »
It has begun to snow here in Chicago. Lake effect. Being so close to Uptown, Chicago, the lake front is literally 2 blocks down. I hope it doesn't get too 'bad' this winter.

Luckily i was able to purchase some new winter gloves.

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Re: Blowing Some Steam
« Reply #417 on: December 05, 2010, 02:27:48 PM »
December 5, 2010.


Today is Sunday Morning. I need to attend church mass today. Na mingaw na ko sa Eucharist. But I have not found a church to attend, I think I'm going to try this one Catholic Church close by Uptown, Chicago called Our Lady of the Lake Roman Catholic Church. I drove past it the other week , the architecture outside looks beautiful and its quite close to my apartment.

Mingaw ko sa ahong pamilya. God Bless my loved ones and friends and relatives. Amen.

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Re: Blowing Some Steam
« Reply #418 on: December 05, 2010, 02:31:34 PM »
Dearest,

It's been a snowy day today, truly, and despite the city's progressive desire to cleanse the streets of snow and ice, still there are areas that are filled with snow. We are expecting further snow fall today , and the rest of the week. The temperature outside is 25 degrees Fahrenheit outside, brrrr!

A view of the streets outside my apartment:


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Re: Blowing Some Steam
« Reply #419 on: December 05, 2010, 04:00:35 PM »
Dearest,

It's been a snowy day today, truly, and despite the city's progressive desire to cleanse the streets of snow and ice, still there are areas that are filled with snow. We are expecting further snow fall today , and the rest of the week. The temperature outside is 25 degrees Fahrenheit outside, brrrr!

A view of the streets outside my apartment:




Grrrrr..... so cold...

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