21 November 2008


What Your Driving Says About You

You are high strung and easily worked up. You have a heck of a temper, and you're ready to fight anyone who ticks you off!

You tend to go by what you feel - not by the facts at hand. As a result, you tend to make a lot of uninformed decisions.

You are not a fair person in the least. Justice be damned - you get whatever you can for yourself.

You can be a rather tense, grouchy person - but you try to maintain your dignity.

You have mixed feelings about authority figures. You understand their place, but you believe their power needs to be in check.

You are somewhat focused, but you are also a bit scatterbrained. Distractions can get you in trouble.

You are a very responsible and conscientious person. You often consider the feelings and needs of others.

Your ego is normally in check, but sometimes you get a bit egotistical. You tend to be a little self-important at times.


The description stated on this test clearly described the way I was driving this afternoon. I was in a rush to go to the bank to pay my cash advance. Traffic was already piling up and I still need to go home to change because I'm still wearing my duty uniform. I had a hospital duty this morning till two in the afternoon. The bank closes at 3:00 p.m. so imagine how stressed I was just so I can get to the bank on time.

It's true what they say when all the wrong things happen when you're in a hurry. That's exactly what happened. Every traffic light that I encounter, the red light was always flashed at me. There's also the "Sunday driver" as I call them when they're driving so slow yet they're in the fast lane. I unfortunately get stuck behind them whenever I switch lanes. Sheesh! How unlucky could I get you say? Well, there's more... I left my wallet when I was halfway to the bank so I had to go through all the stops and go back home to get it. I was speeding like crazy that I had to slow down because my boyfriend was already quiet and was holding tightly on the door handle while I was driving. Haha!

So there, I was surprised that this test: What Your Driving Says About You, clearly described how crazy and high-strung of a driver I was today. But I'm really not reckless. LOL.

National Center for Mental Health

I am still alive. I may have gone MIA for quite a long time but I'm still here and ready to share my experiences and the things I've learned in school and in our hospital duty.

The last memorable duty that I've had was in the National Center for Mental Health. We were assigned at the forensics pavilion. At first, I was really scared. My hands were all clammy and shaking when our clinical instructor announced who our patients would be for this rotation. With respect to the patient's privacy and confidentiality, I will not be mentioning our patients' names. So anyway, the longer we stayed there, the more comfortable I was talking to my patient. It was not as bad as I thought.

They're just like other individuals who got sick. As what our instructor told us, they are really not different from people who have hypertension, diabetes, etc that have maintenance drugs. It just so happens that the signs and symptoms are more evident as compared to other medical conditions.

Our four-day duty there made me realize a lot of things. The most important was that it made me feel grateful and made me realize that I should not be constantly whining. No matter how troubled I feel when it comes to my payday loans or deadlines that I have to meet, or even simple things like traffic, I know that I'm still lucky that my family and friends are all healthy.