Bye Bye 2008 Hello 2009

Happy New Year to all of you earthlings! I hope your new year has gotten off to a great start. We had a mellow “yelo” New Year’s eve celebration this year. MELLOW – pleasant, relax. YELO ((ICE)) (tagalog) – bitterly cold; freezing: an icy day. We celebrated at home, we had some great food, and sang Karaoke with the kids while waiting for midnight. At midnight we had nice firework and drank champagne. Kathleen and Ivan had fun shooting fireworks while Gillian was sulking because he was only allowed to watch and not to shoot. Hubby, Gillian and I didn’t stayed long outside because it was so freaking cold. Imagine ba naman, 14 degrees centigrade below freezing point ang temperature noh. Ngatog ang Tita Poorshya niyo…buset na winter, miss ko tuloy ang Pilipinas.

Anyways, the new year for me and hubby began with a lot of work. Yes it was a holiday, but our clinic was open due to some emergency cases. Our life is now consisted of work and series of more work. Oy, don’t get me wrong ha? I am not complaining…it is just that even if we are at home, may mga pasyenteng pumupunta sa bahay para magpagamot. Yan ang buhay country doctor…always on the run to save life and cure sick people. It’s not bad at all…for we take it as a challenge and yes it is also an opportunity to earn more money. Money is not everything but we invested a lot, and so we must work hard in order to get it back. Kaya nga si Tita Poorshya niyo ay nag bade goodbye na sa web designing to concentrate on her present career.

Hehehe, from web designer to a nurse! Nurse like Florence Nightingale? Hehehe, I am far from that but I am on my way to become one. Nightingale worked hard to educate herself in the art and science of nursing, and that is what I am doing now. Hubby suggested I should take nursing continuing education. But as of the moment, kontento na muna akong mag practice sa clinic mismo. Hindi ko pa kasi gaanong feel ang trabahong ito.

Well, well…life is full of surprises, changes and learning. Not long ago, I took web design continuing education. There I learned PHP, CSS, HTML, XHTML, JAVASCRIPT, PHOTOSHOP, ILLUSTRATOR and etc. Ito naman ang pinag-aaralan ko ngayon: Ultrasound, ECG, Injection (hypodermic and muscle injection), Infusion, blood sedimentation and all medical administrative work. Learning the first two and of course administrative task were quite simple, but all the rest simply made me sweat blood. One unforgettable experience is drawing blood, and my first victim was Kathleen. When I saw hubby took patient’s blood, it seemed like an easy job. But when I hold the syringe on my hand, the feeling was completely different. Besides, Kathleen’s veins were so hard to detect and making me so worried that my lousy skill would hurt her. But luckily hubby was standing at my side and gave me guidance and I successfully made it. Hay naku, it looks like I need more time before I could master this job…


Beng Hafner is my name. I am proud to be who I am and I am proud of the way I am. I am alive because I have a lot to live for. I have many dreams that I wish to reach for and I have many journeys to make.

My life is like a soap opera, and you are the audience.


  • Hello Ate Beng!


    Late nagsnow, sabi ko di ko hiningi na magsnow noong new year, sana noong Christmas day mismo. Ang panahon nga naman talaga.

    Naku ‘te Beng, pag ako kinukuhaan ng dugo, di ako tumitingin, pumipikit ako. Ayaw kong makakita ng dugo as much as possible pero nanonood ng CSI. :))

    Have a great weekend pa rin kahit na mayelo.

    Sofie Hofmanns last blog post..New Year! New Web Design!

  • Happy New Year. You are brave. I know some people who can’t perform injection to their relatives. Ako hindi ko talaga kaya ang mga ganyan. Buti sa Germany pwede mag-inject-inject kahit walang medical background?

    ninas last blog post..HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!

  • Happy new year sa inyu tanan mommy beng. Maypag dira nalang me nagcelebrate ug new years eve kay libre ang ice sa halo2x. :bigsmile Nice pud atong shooting of fireworks. Hope i could try some. Ahmm. mommy ask lang nako if naa ko ftp host name? Gusto unta nako palitan ug wanderlust ang akong theme para new theme na pud ko since its new year. Na download na nako ang theme and gi-edit lang nako ang header para mas cool —>HEADER IMAGE. I guess kelangan ang FTP para ma install naku ang layout that’s i download filezilla den 8 needs FTP host name, username and password. Naa ko ana me?

    Dansoys last blog post..Nakaraan vs Kinabukasan

  • Happy new year :bananaQ Mommy ask ko if naa ko ftp hostname, username niya ug password? Download man gud ko wanderlust and 8 needs ftp tools (such as filezilla, gi download naku) para magamit nakuh wanderlust nga design.. :thinking

    Dansoys last blog post..Nakaraan vs Kinabukasan

  • Hi Ate, Happy New Year.

    Congratulations on your “new” career. Parang ang hirap pero since you have now a clinic, it makes it easier na ata for you to study para much better. I am a Nurse myself pero do ko na prinaktis – and would never go back practicing it. I wish I was a designer or something.

    Anyways, All the best this 2009.

  • Happy New Year Ate Beng. Congrat sa sa bagong career! Ang daming bago sa yo ah, bagong theme, bagong career.

    Dati takot ako sa injection pero noong lagi akong nagpapakuha ng dugo para sa TSH at T4, nasanay na ako, ang ayoko lang talaga eh yung uulit, mahirap din kasi akong hanapan ng veins. Dati may nagkamali so inulit yung pag extract, dobleng ouch tuloy.

    Amors last blog post..Blogroll Clean Up

  • Hi! sis,

    kumosta naman mo?,wala mi dayon diha bisita sa inyo kay may ischias si thomas ug si juri na sakit na pod.Kagabii nitawag si bebe og nagfollow-up pangutana sa
    plano about the golden anniversary to our beloved parents,para pod maka-prepare ta at makapag-ipon ng pamasahe at baon kung meron man,di ko pa alam kung maka-uwi kami next year,mapraning siguro ako kung di kami maka-attend sa reunion.

  • I would like to thank you all for the New Year greetings which I heartily reciprocate. Let the New Year 2009 brings you and your family loads of good luck and prosperity.

    1. Sofie
    2. Ambo
    3. Nina
    4. my nephew Dandan
    5. K
    6. Cheh
    7. Scart
    8. Miss P
    9. Sha
    10. Marie
    11. Amor
    12. AnP
    13. and my sister Celia

    Pasensiya na kayo kong hindi ko nasagot ang mga comments niyo. I’m still coping with my new environment and work. Frankly speaking, I am having a hard time at the moment balancing career and marriage. Husband and wife working together is something quite complicated. More on this later…

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Beng Hafner is my name. I am proud to be who I am and I am proud of the way I am. I am alive because I have a lot to live for. I have many dreams that I wish to reach for and I have many journeys to make.

My life is like a soap opera, and you are the audience.

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