<Wrote this post a few years ago and forgot to post it. And i just wanted to share this moment since it was really memorable with my batchies in college.>

Celebrated my 20th Birthday last 1/27, my boyfriend really did well plotting for a surprise.. hahaha
I really had no clue what they were all up to.. Was feeling down and lonely early in the morning coz i really wanted to see my family and celebrate my birthday with them... (-__-) i just received a call and text from my parents greeting me a happy birthday... They were also celebrating my birthday at home... which was so depressing coz i wasn't there!!! grrrr.. anyways when i arrived at school my CI mates didn't even greeted me on my birthday when all of our other classmates were already wishing me a happy added to my depressed mode... hahaha but i didn't mind it at all.... 
Hadn't realized that it was all part of there master plan!!!! Grrrr...
This are the happenings on that day...

Surprised with all their heartwarming messages for me... aww...

pizza parteeeyyyy.. :D

Some of my other batchies/friends from other groups.. :* 

With one of our favorite Clinical Instructors.. coz he's so cool, so chill lang, funny and smart as well..

And yah... One of my most treasured memories..

snap..snap.. stored in my brain forever... <3

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Just a few thoughts on death or dying... Since its almost November but mostly coz its almost DECEMBER, where I lost one of the dearest people in my life, my grandfather/lolo last 2010. It shattered me to pieces. Even now where its almost 3 years since his passing, when I remember him it makes me shed a tear still. The hurt is never lost, its still there along with the memories.

I'm watching GLEE right at this moment while writing this and the episode is #RememberingCory and watching all the cast members sing and pay tribute to him on how nice a guy he is and remembering him for all the good things that he's done made me feel sad and think that "WHY DO MOSTLY ALL THE GOOD PEOPLE DIE EARLY?".

Its just frustrating to think that most good people die young or early. When we think about it why do they have to die so early while most of the bad people in this world gets to live on and enjoy their meaningless lives while the good ones that made so many good memories and good things to others gets to go and die. People who have been called and remembered as heroes when you see closely they had to go at a young age, when they still have a whole life ahead of them to do more good things and bring happiness to the people around them and maybe the world. While the criminals/ bad people gets to live on, the saying in tagalog "Ang masamang damo di madaling mamatay" does it really apply? There are lots of things that can be heard in the news nowadays of people dying while saving someone else's lives, people dying because was being raped, prosecuted wrongfully, died because was protecting oneself and the bad people who brought on all of those bad things to them gets to live, was just put in prison and will later be released once he served his term. And were not even sure if he's learned his lesson or not, or if after release he will start doing good or bad again. Right? -naghahanap ng kakampi.

I'm just blowing of steam and finding an outlet for all the frustration in my life. This is One of the reason also why I don't like watching the news on TV because of all the NEGATIVITY that i'm always hearing: death here and there, killings here and there, etc., its just plain SAD. And this post may sound as if I'm PRO death penalty or something but to tell you the truth I'm kinda on the NEUTRAL side of things. Half of me wanted all of those mothaF*****s dead with lethal injection or electrified whatever but a part of me said that Who Are We To Kill or End A Life, When We Know That It Is  Not Ours To Take.

Maybe this will serve as a lesson, for me, that we need to do good. Since most of the people who are doing good are taken away from us we need to step up and take their place. So that we can also be taken early. Haha Just kidding, adding humor to a sad post. lol The more doing good the merrier it will be, the more doing good the lesser will their be bad and fewer bad things will happen that will cause the good to be taken. Its as simple as that. 

This post also makes me think what if I was the one who died young, will there be any good memories, or good things that the people in my life would remember about me. Or would I be remembered for a long time or be just forgotten easily and as early as I died. Makes me think of what kind of life am I living, what kind of path am I taking and what kind of impressions and memories am I leaving. Once in awhile we need to ask ourselves this questions to help us take a bigger picture on what we really want our lives to become, to see if we were just wasting most of our lives so that if we were we could still change it. We Still Have A Chance To Change the course that were going in our lives, a chance to CHANGE because we still have a life, were still breathing, were still here where we still have a chance to make an impression and leave good memories to the people that we love and to the people around us. It is never too late, it is never too late... 

When you think everything is lost, when you think you have sunk to the deepest that you could ever imagine and you think there's no more chance, PINCH yourself. PINCH yourself until it hurts. That pain signifies that there's still LIFE. You are still alive, with life there is still a chance, there is still a chance for you to get up and take a chance, if there's no chance going your way make that chance, at least do something. You are only defeated when you give up and if you die. If your still alive don't ever get tired of standing up and grabbing every chance you get even if you fall down, always get up. IT IS NEVER TOO LATE TO TAKE A CHANCE to MAKE A CHANGE, for the better.

Do GOOD and Take a leap of faith and Take a Chance to Make a Change.

*Take it from me, I get up everyday and take a chance on Life.

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A3's Pizza Christmas Party! ♥

Hello! I'm back again.. 
Just wanna share this memorable moment with my CI group..
This is our last Christmas party together as a group before we went our separate ways after graduation... 
<hope not   (-_-)>
Anyways, we had a pizza party with our clinical instructor Mrs. Susan Albarracin yesterday at 12/14/11...
We had our case presentation first..--which went okay, thank God for that--...
Then after it was Party Partey!
A total of 10 pizza's and 1 cake at the center.. yum! 

Here's some of the pizza's we ate.. somehow this is making me hungry...  :D
And  here's my manita our Clinical Instructor Mrs. Albarracin holding my gift and I'm holding a gift from her.. 
And  it turned out I was also the Manita of our CI, hahaha.. It was so unexpected.. 
I forgot to take a picture of my gift to Ma'am :( so sad huhuhu 
But anyways here's a picture of what i got from Ma'am A.. 
Received an ice watch from Ma'am A.. Super Love it!
The gift i gave Ma'am A was 4 hand towels (which was what she asked for) and I added a cup similar to the color of the watch she gave... oh di ba! What a coincidence! :D

Here's our CI group... looks can be deceiving y'all.. each has personality that is an asset to our group :D

Pouty puty before eating..  ♥

Every one's goofing around while eating 

And here's every one receiving their Gifts =ALL SMILES= yey! 
Zuzette and Nelevine  

Myles and Aisha <Joreen at the back>

Jay and Aisha

Jay and Joreen

Tiara and Joreen

Charm and Tiara

Myles and Paul

Everyone happy.. and they got what they asked and wished for....
Hope you'll have your WISH granted this Christmas...
'till next time...
♥ Just Thoughts 

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Here's something that I recently tried which is modeling, I'm no expert at this and I am a NOVICE currently. I don't know if i will ever excel from this position.. hahahaha anyways I tried modeling for a Boutique called WOW THEM Boutique and this was my first ever hiring, lolz. I got paid and everything but the experience was what I was more likely after, since I could learn something from an opportunity like this. So here's for you to judge, my pictures take a peek...

I love my eyes here.. vain much 
 I love watching ANTM (America's Next Top Model) and I try to follow Miss Tyra Banks tips in modeling, and one thing that I picked up and kept on practicing is how to SMIZE and that's smiling with your eyes baby :) ♥ 
And another info, i wasn't alone in this photoshoot, there where this 2 other gorgeous models namely Miss Cheska Sygaco and Miss Irish Reambonanza, and mind you miss Irish is the one with the vast experiences in modeling and such, she's very pretty. Here's their best shots:

Gorgeous Miss Natasha Irish Reambonanza

Beautiful Miss Cheska Sygaco, mind you she's still in high school 
I would like to give credit to the ever talented photographer Miss Kat Michelle Banay, her works are truly inspiring and you can view more of her photography by clicking these sites FB account and you could also visit her blog here BLOG♥...
And credits to our make-up artist/ hair stylist Mr. Tristan "Tanzy" Braga FBaccount♥, we super love the transformation :)

Hope you could share your opinions on whether i did 'OKAY' in this shoot and i would love to hear your comments, tips and suggestions 

hug and kisses ♥ till next posting 

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A Little Something About Me...

 Hi, since i'm new here and at blogging, at this site and all.. so just wanna update you on some things about me... My name is Donna Cortez ♥♥♥ (a very common name) I'm currently living in Dumaguete City. Oh and this is me...without make-up... As you can see I really don't know how to smile.. I think that's just a smirk..hahaha

I'm a very shy person, well that's what I thought of myself but others seem to contradict me at that.. hmmm.. wonder why.. hahahaha I'm shy but i'm talkative to those people that I know.. I'm like one of those "slow-to-warm-up" kind of people... which by the way sucks! hehehe Anyways... let's see and compare the ME with make-up on.. shall we...♥♥♥ :)

I look totally different, doesn't even look like the usual ME at all... Let me introduce you to my "alter ego", she's confident, sweet and naughty, and girly. And she's way cooler.. ♥♥♥<kidding> Anyways that's me when I join Beauty Contest, Fashion Shows and Photo shoots.. I know what you're thinking, who the heck am I? Well that's why I'm making this blog so that you'll know me... hahaha I'm really a nobody who just likes to dress up, I do join those kind of stuffs just for fun and out of boredom...I'm a novice at modeling in front of a camera and on the runway... At least I know now the feeling and I have an experience at all of those..♥♥♥  In beauty contests well, I'm kinda doing well at it, emphasize on the KINDA part.. :) Here's a pic of the recent Beauty Contest that I had joined where I represented my city, originally Bais City in the search for Mr. and Ms. Buglasan 2010..♥♥♥
Crowned as Miss Buglasan 2010
I made my parents and family proud.. and I made my City proud <i hope> hahahaha..♥♥♥

We'll this is simply me.. you've already met my baby dog.. so I've got nothing else, my mind's empty and i got nothing more..period.. ♥♥♥ hahaha just watch out for more of my blog post.. JUST THOUGHTS, simply my thoughts and a  glimpse of my world...♥♥♥

hugs and kisses ♥♥♥ 

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