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Month: July 2016

Some basics to help new graduate nurses ace an interview

Some basics to help new graduate nurses ace an interview

I have been to countless interviews since I graduated from nursing school. At first, I relied heavily on allnurses.com and other websites for interview tips and practice questions, but after a while I felt like I found my groove and had a pretty good idea of what to expect. I’ve gotten to a point where I feel pretty confident going into interviews. I no longer get nervous, stumble trying to find words, or rush when speaking. Although I still get…

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Destination: Buena Vista, Colorado

Destination: Buena Vista, Colorado

After a month in the Philippines and two weeks to focus on family in Boston, we were so ready to pick up our little fur child from Salida! As expected with traveling, the journey from Boston to Mr.Dookie was long and tiring! We attended Tyler’s graduation in Lowell the night before our departure. This meant a midnight train ride and Lyft back to our apartment in Cambridge, some last minute packing and then a 3 hour nap (only 30 minutes…

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My Review of Pokemon Go (as a nonplayer)

My Review of Pokemon Go (as a nonplayer)

I’m someone who was completely oblivious to Pokemon Go until the day it was released in the US. The only reason why I wasn’t completely confused when I began seeing Pokemon Go all over news headlines and Facebook is because I overheard Corey talking to his little brothers about it. It’s basically a phone application where the location of your character in the game corresponds to your location in real life. So if you’re walking through a park in real life,…

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Destination: Baler, Philippines

Destination: Baler, Philippines

We had originally reserved the last few days of our Philippines trip completely open to spend time with Alan’s family, but since we learned that his parents would be away in Japan, we decided on an impromptu trip to go surfing in Baler instead. We booked 2 nights at a hotel on Sabang Beach, the most popular beach in town with tons of surf shops catered to the newbie surfer. The journey to Baler was a lot more exhausting than…

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El Nido, Philippines (Part 4: Surfing at Duli Beach)

El Nido, Philippines (Part 4: Surfing at Duli Beach)

The first night that we hung out at Spin Hostel, the guys connected with two artists who were performing at their jam night. This eventually lead to us having connections for our island hopping tour and hike up Taraw Peak. Lucky enough, one of the artists, Mike, is also known as “the surfing guy” in El Nido. He introduced surfing to the tiny town and is solely responsible for teaching every local surfer how to shred. They even named a surf…

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El Nido, Philippines (Part 3: Climbing Taraw Peak)

El Nido, Philippines (Part 3: Climbing Taraw Peak)

Taraw Peak. Where do I begin?!?! It’s not the most difficult climb in El Nido. It’s not the highest peak either. In fact, it’s the easiest and most tourist friendly of all of the limestone monoliths surrounding Town Proper. With that said, you’re probably expecting a nice little hike along some developed trail. Well, you’re terribly wrong… It’s the absolute opposite! The peak is guesstimated at ~230m (754ft) and should only take 3 hours max out and back. Seems simple enough,…

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El Nido, Philippines (Part 2: Island Hopping)

El Nido, Philippines (Part 2: Island Hopping)

You can’t go to El Nido and not go on an island hopping tour. It’s like paying for an all-you-can-eat buffet and not eating.  Literally the second that we left LIO airport, we saw a poster advertising the various tours in our trike. Then once we were in town, we began seeing them on practically every wall we looked at! Town Proper is extremely small given how popular it is but probably 90% of the businesses there advertised something to…

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