Saturday, October 31, 2009

We Need a Good Laugh Once In a While

My life has been pretty dull these past few weeks. The excitement and joy that I ususally feel when I go to work each day has vanished and is now replaced with constant boredome and guess what? More boredome. My days has become so monotonous that I even find myself saying the same line or same greeting to each and every person I meet. 

But a very good friend of mine sure made my day a little bit better when he made this funny photo online of myself.

I was actually very impressed by this picture and I asked him how on earth he was able to make such a materpiece (masterpeice because it's showing my face, LOL)?! My curiousity didn't go unrewarded because I found out from my friend that it was actually very easy to make photoshoped pictures online. I thought that my friend was a genius at first, but when I was able to make my own funny pciture without any difficulty at all, I took my compliment back.

But again I have to give props or credit to my friend for showing me how to make funny pictures with photos. Waht's more interesting is that actually has new photo effects each and every day so it's best to check their website out everyday to make your own funny photo of the day.

I have to admit that I'm a bit vain so I actually love seeing pictures of myself so I'm sure to visit daily. I'm glad thaqt at least for now there is something that I could look forward to each and every day.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Bored and Pissed at My Doctor

Nothing new is happening with my dull and boring life, which isn't too bad anyway. I usually know if my life is starting to be boring when I turn to anime and my role-playing computer games for entertainment.

My week has been really boring so far. Well, I may be a bit excited to receive my copy of Windows 7 sometime next week but other than that there's nothing new. I may or may not start my in-class driving lessons this week but I really should wrap this issue up quickly since I don't want to pay a fortune on car insurance. Seriously, not all young males are reckless drivers with speeding issues. Well at least I don't think I am a menace on the highway.

Anyway, my job is going great. There will always be nasty trolls that will visit any business establishment. They think they're all that, they're rude and obnoxious, but when they see that the price is too much they start asking for a discount or some sort of deal. Well though luck *******, I don't get any commission so I don't care if you buy something or not. But I still think my present job is awesome, if you compare it with my past job that is. Who am I kidding, my present job is terrific! I'm just a lazy bum, that's all.

Oh yeah, I didn't show up for my doctor's appointment today because I never asked for an appointment with him. He was like, set an appointment next week for a physical check-up blah blah blah. I should have asked him what it was for but I figured that I can better express my annoyance if I stood him up. What have I got to lose? It's not like he can take back the note saying I'm physically and mentally capable of performing my duties as a student nurse because A.) There is nothing wrong with me B.) I'll sue him for malpractice or something like that. I really am pissed at how this doctor is treating me. Imagine, he had me do these blood tests before he signed my health record, asked me to come back just to tell me I'm fat and I should lose some weight, and then asked me to come back for a physical check-up. Come on my time is also precious you know. If you just wanted to tell me I needed to lose weight then you could have just given me a phone call. Seriously, if I only knew that he would give me so much trouble just to get his freaking signature (which I paid $30 for) then I would have went to another doctor. I went to him because he was supposed to be our family doctor and he was supposed to have all my health records so he didn't have to make me run around having my blood checked and stuff. Ok the blood tests were justified but having me come again for a physical examination after he released my health record is weird and stupid. I'm thinking that he just made me do all those stuff so that he will be paid by my insurance.

Anyway, aside from that everything is going well.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Canadian Gambling Taken to the Next Level

Canadians do love to gamble. I remember going to one local casino here in our city and it was packed with so many people. The casino itself has become one of the local attractions in our city. There are so many casinos and bingo halls in Canada that I'm not surprised that more and more Canadians are looking for Canadian dollar online casinos.
I totally understand why Canadians would prefer logging online to a Canadian online casino. With a Canadian online casino, it is much simpler to link your Canadian bank to your casino to pay and receive your winnings. But there are so many online casinos that it's hard to keep track of which casino accepts Canadian dollars or is Canadian operated. This is why it's best to check the Canada gambling directory.
I'd actually love to check out those online casinos myself but I totally suck with gambling. I tried the slot machines and I didn't even know what to do. I'm that bad at casinos. But it's great that the Canadian online gambling guide is so easy to understand that even an inexperienced newbie like me can start playing with confidence. I'm already of legal age so I'm excited to try my luck to win some big buck!

Online Casino Reports is a great site to visit if you're still new like me. I've actually checked out the website myself and all the games were organized appropriately and they had very detailed game descriptions and guides that even a 10 year old could start playing all by himself/herself.

I Love Driving!

I'm quite proud of myself that I can finally drive now. Well it's not something amazing or spectacular for other people but for me it is. I feel like I've passed through a rite of passage and have now finally become more mature. I used to think that I was more mature than my peers but now that I've moved here in Canada I realized that I am still a kid as compared to them. Canadians are very mature people, although they do love to party and enjoy life as western movies would suggest, they do know how to set their priorities and they are just cool people. They are so easy to get along with.

Anyway I'm going off topic as I usually do so I'm going back to driving. I just recently received my Driver's License (a Class 5 GDL!!!) and the day after I got it I started driving our SUV. At first I was having a hard time driving our mammoth of a car. I was driving a Toyota Matrix when I was learning to drive so when I switched to our massive Nissan Pathfinder (well it's not that big, but it is big if compared with the Matrix) it took me a while to get used to it. I just registered as a secondary driver under my dad's insurance policy so that means I can go driving around the city alone. Woohoo! But I still prefer to stay at home during my day offs because I don't want to spend any money.

I just realized that I was a speed junky. I find 60 km/hr was too slow and I love going above 100 km/hr. The thrill of going very fast is amazing! My parents would say that I was a horrible driver because I make sharp turns and I would always send our groceries flying. But they do understand that I'm still new to this driving stuff and I do follow the traffic rules (except for that time I almost ran a red light).

So if you're in Edmonton and you see a grey Nissan Pathfinder, it's best to steer clear away from me. Just kidding. I'm not that bad at driving.

Good Experience Live (G.E.L.) Conference

I received an e-mail not long ago about a conference that will be held in New York this coming October 22, 2009 concerning patient experience. I was asked if I could help spread the word about it and I instantly agreed because I totally support the idea of improving the health care system and this would definitely benefit a lot of people.

The Gel (Good Experience Live) conference is a 7-year old event that focuses on the patient's well being, their experience in the hospital, ways to improve patient experience and who are the people and/or companies actively involved in this matter.

I think almost all of us have had our own share of experience with the health care system and personally I'm not quite impressed or happy with it. Most patients complain of being stripped of their dignity the moment they enter the hospital doors. They have to wait a long time to see a doctor and if they do see a doctor they are seen as an object with a defective part.

In this video, Dr. Bridget Duffy, Chief Experience Officer of the Cleveland Clinic, shares some of her personal experiences and views. She emphasizes that what the health care system needs now is empathy. She sites an example where a patient's family decided to get medical treatment not from the best health facility in the world that simply gets the job done but from a health facility that actually cared for the well-being of the patient.

Even I would go for a doctor who actually checks on how I am doing before and after the operation. I don't want to be cut open by a doctor who I haven't even seen once. This has really been an eye opener for me and I will try to be more empathetic whenever I deal with patients in the future.

So for those who want to take part of this conference you can check out for more details. Here are some important information about the GEL Conference:

VENUE: Scandinavia House, Park Avenue and 38th Street in Manhattan.
DATE : Thursday and Friday, October 22 and 23, 2009