Tinkerworld: January 2007
Sunday, January 28, 2007

**Brooksville,FL DOg Show**
This is a late entry about a dog show that Ive seen about two weeks ago.It was January 18 to be exact.It was my first time ever to attend a dog show and I had fun.I was mesmerized with all the pure breed dogs in the ring.All of them were so graceful and just a picture of the perfect one!Gorgeous Coats,Sparkling black eyes!Everyone is just perfectly created!They are all elegant and adorable!Such precious dogs.

I am a Shih Tzu Mom of course so naturally, I am a fan of the breed.But the chinese crested caught my eye!They are so unique and pretty.Most especially the hairless one.I dont know how popular this breed is but Ive seen it in Animal Planet and since then,from time to time,i would be looking at pictures of this breed on the internet.There was a time I would be visiting the websites of the breeders for the said breed.I like their personality that's why.I even thought of buying one!

Next one that caught my eye was the tiny maltese!Oh how adorable!I never thought they can be that lovely and adorable in person.The maltese dogs that Ive seen in person are usually sporting a puppy-cut look and I would say that even if they are cute irregardless of the cut,still i was amazed when i saw the maltese show dogs!I took a lot of pics! They look so angelic!Just like those that you see in the books about MAltese!I am thinking of getting one.He he he.Oh yes,i wanna have another breed in the house!And your guess is right!It could be maltese or chinese crested.But i will wait for the right pup!No rush!

So anyway,I would like to share some of the pics I took during the said dog show:

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Im starting a new collection.

Frogs are so cute.Somebody influenced me into collecting frog items.They bring good luck apparently.And why not?It wouldnt hurt,coz i really like them!Frog items are found everywhere in every form so it wont be hard to start a collection.This is gonna be fun!
Thursday, January 18, 2007

Thursday 13 # Sixteen
Hello fellow thirteeners,i am finally back and i am making a little bit update about me for my comeback entry.Feel free by the way to check out my previous entry which features some of my photos from my vacation!happy thursday!

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Thirteen Updates about Kaye

1. I had a haircut!A short one!From a waist level hair to a shoulder level hair!What a big jump!I would say that I am not happy with my hair not because of the length but because of its over all appearance.I had a what they call "hair rebonding" when i was in the Philippines but it didnt turn out as good as the first time i had it done.I should have just left my long hair alone....tsk tsk tsk...but its been all done and i have to deal with it.I am thinking of having it fixed but HOW?

2. I went home last December 14 to attend my sister's Dec 18 wedding and i had a great time while I was there.I had to forget about diet.I forgot about exercise.I didnt really forget but I just pretended that I didnt had the time?!?I ate a lot!!It was really a whole lot of fatty,greasy and oily foods!All the sweets and oh everything that made me 6 lbs heavier when I came back here.(Note that I came back here in the US on the 27th so that means I only stayed there for about two weeks).

3. And while I was there in the Philippines,the whole family went to Pangasinan,in the islands.There was this creepy incident that happened to me while we were walking along a dark street during that cold first night,that night that we arrived!It was so creepy it followed me in my sleep that id rather not talk about it anymore especially here in my blog!Coz this aint no creepy and horror blog.He he he.

4. I was with my other puppy Tink when I went home.And I was so surprised that Philippines is much more strict when it comes to dogs.They require more paperwork upon arrival at the airport.And I found out that they are even more strict when it comes to getting your dog out of the Philippines!Huh?But of course,i was prepared!I was good in doing my assignment.

5. Ok if I was good in doing my paperwork assignment for Tink,I failed when it comes to my own preparation for my OWN departure.At the time of my departure,I didnt had enough money left to pay for the airport fees!I only remembered the P550(philippine pesos or $10)that I am suppose to pay at the immigration but I oh so forgot about the Philippine travel tax ek ek!And i only had just the exact amount of money that will cover the immigration fees and no more for the travel tax!And what is worse during this situation than finding an atm machoine that is not working????Ha ha ha.Thanks to a good samaritan who helped me in every way that he can!He was an airport employee and I tried to remember his name but it slipped my mind!

6. And of course as a result of situation #5,i almost missed my flight.Literally,the plane was waiting for me i think coz security was escorting me on my way to the gate with his radio in one hand telling the other person on the other end that the last passenger is already on her way!Ha ha ha!What a scene.I was the last passenger they had to seat...My elite status didnt do me any good this time coz usually I would board first but not if you're late in paying your dues i guess...

7. My first few days of coming back here,i was so tired!Ive never been tired like that!FOr real!I had to cancel myself for my first day of work coz i really couldnt make it!My fault actually,coz i put myself on the schedule the following day after arriving here!So it was no good at all for me to do that but i thought i could handle it but i guess not!But the bad thing there is that I had to make up some excuses for not coming to work.I didnt pretend to be sick but rather I told them that my flight was a few hours delayed from Japan!A little bit of lie there.

8. As Ive mentioned above,I brought Tink with me and she was left behind with Rider,my daughter's dog.It's not that I didnt want to coz i know that she will be in good hands or actually she will be in better hands coz there's practically more hands there who will take good care of her.So that's gonna be her temporary home for a while...she will come and join me here again someday of course..maybe soon coz i really miss that Tink of mine.My very playful Tink.She is such a treasure full of character.She is soo funny.I miss her following me around the house and just being beside me fooling and goofing around.But that is okay,she is giving joy to my family in the Philippines right now.I am happily sharing her with them!

9. Aubrey on the other hand had grown so tall and pretty I couldnt believe my eyes!And she is so fond of the dogs too!Our household has a total of 3 right now.Fishnet was the first one who belongs to my sister,April.Next one was Rider whom i bought for my daughter.And the 3rd of course is Tink!My daughter actually asked me to leave Tink behind!She is also a very responsible dog owner at her age ( she is 8 ) as she takes part in bathing the dogs.She feeds them..she makes sure they've got water handy at all times.She plays with them too a lot!

10. I am still in a mixed state of mind as to where to go for my next assignment.There are just a lot of things i have to do my mind is overflowing with everything.But i will do one thing at a time as always of course.During that two week stay in the Philippines,i has some sort of conflict with my bills.My car payment most especially.But I got that one settled already.They waived the late payment fee that they charged me coz the fault was not clearly on my side huh?But with regards to other billing matters,that has to take its natural course...i had about two credit cards that i forgot to pay.I didnt forget i guess but because of the change in timezones,i was delayed for a day or two to both of them.( i had been paying my bills online that is why ever since i started travelling ).

11 . Tax season is coming!I made a promise to myself to do it the earliest possible time for me this year!Last year was the worst coz i filed it last minute.Yes,mine was done April 15!Yes April 15 last day!yehey!

12. I have to mention that I am so disgusted and frustrated about the community where I am house right now!This is a nice place no doubt about that but last Monday morning,January 15..a young woman was found dead in the jacuzzi of this community!We are overly concern of course.Coz it happened right here inside the premises.There is clearly a question about security coz this is suppose to be "gated" community but sure there is a gate...that is non-functional.It's not because it is old or something.Coz when i moved in here,i was seeing signs everywhere for old residents to turn in their old cards in replacement for a new one.That is suppose to be the gate access card.Ive got mine but i never use it yet!No one here had ever used theirs yet coz the gates are not yet operational.Media was feasting on this incident of course.Especially after residents made some shocking revelations on TV.I have no idea what those revelations are coz i missed that on tv coz i had to go to work at that time.But as expected as a result of this unfortunate and sad event,the gates will be fully operational starting Friday.Whew!And oh by the way,aparently the management of this complex told the media to "get off the property" when they were being asked for an interview i believe?!?

13. I want another dog!I am so impressed with Rider that i am thinking of getting another shih tzu from his breeder.Especially after meeting them and their dogs..the more that i feel like i wanna have a female shih tzu from them.They do not just breed dogs but they mainly show them.I actually went to a dog show today and i think i am gonna enjoy dog shows.If those handlers can do it,why cant i?I have a few pictures from the dog show by the way that i will upload and share here sometime in the next few days maybe?

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Thursday, January 11, 2007

Dec 06 Philippines Vacation Photos
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I am back!
After such a long time and after being away from the blogging world for the longest time now,i am finally back.Same old me but now in a different zip code again! Yes!That's right!I moved again and my new zip code is 34119!It's in Naples,FL.The best place to be @ this time.I was here since last week of November lasy year!And prior to that,my previous travel assignment was in Hartford,CT.I never mentioned it all this time here in my blog while I was at that particular assignment simply because my start seemed not right and well.

There was not much to say except for the fact that I was there when I acquired my two precious pups!Both from New York so I most of the times would blog about my dogs here!But to make my long story short about not really loving my stay in Hartford,I would say that i ended up loving them actually!And i must say that I was well loved too by them.Coz they threw a sort of a farewell party for me,mind you!So,it was all for the best!But as a traveler,i had to move on and they knew that!Ive gained another set of friends whom I will always treasure.My manager,Cheryl who was so good in treating her travelers.She was the only manager who gave me a tap on my shoulder for working well with her staff and for taking oh so well with the patients.I can still vividly recall her telling me: "i want you to know that my staff love working with you.They love following you.And they love the fact that you are very good when it comes to patient care".She was just like my very first manager in MSMC(Mt Sinai Medical Center) and her name is Julie!They are both sweet and nice!

So much had happened that it's been a year now that I had been traveling as a nurse and I really had learned a lot doing this.I have no regrets doing this at all.Except that i cant keep track of the many friends i am meeting!

Upon signing in to my blogger account,not only did i realize that i had been away for so long but that blogger had change for the better.New look and feel.More features and it's merged with a google account i see.I remember trying out gmail in the past but it didnt work out.Coz i am afraid i might miss some important emails.Ive been using my yahoo email for the longest now.And it's keeping me in touch with everyone.But as always,am always open for any change.So am trying out my gmail account for a change.Im hoping i can keep up with two email addresses!

So to catch up with all the not so latest news and happenings about me,here goes:

Last December 14,I went home ( Philippines) to attend my sister's wedding.Yes,that was the primary reason why i went home and of course,to see and bee with my daughter,Aubrey!The wedding was great!Yours truly was the maid of honor of course!And while I was there,my mom received a text message from one of my old classmates way back when I was in high school inviting me for a high school reunion.I really would have love to come but i wasnt available at their given date because i didnt realize that my sister's wedding was a three part celebration altogether.And one fell on the said reunion date.The only bad thing is that i didnt even get the chance to reply to the text message even just to inform them i couldnt come.But I would like to thank them for inviting me really!But anyhow,I am going home again on March so maybe a sort of mini reunion wont hurt!?!Coz i really enjoy watching their reunion pictures on friendster!Hey,paging my classmates!!!!

Also,i would like to mention here that I went home with one of furry companion.Who else but my very playful Tink!Yes,she went home with me!She attended my sister's wedding too.All dressed up in her light brown velvet gown!Huh?And she was just a star!All with the rest of our dogs of course!I wanna mention that Rider is truly a wonderful dog.He is really a show dog!Very elegant!And he is so classy and very manly or kingly or whatever.That dog is really worth all the way down to the last cent I paid for him to be my daughter's own dog!His pedigree is very impressive as well.All the way up to his great grandparents are all champions!Very seldom you would find a dog like him!His kind is not the kind that you would see here in the pet stores!His color is very rare.White with a rich mahogany red as his body's accent!Whew!I was truly delighted!Thank you very much to such reputable shih tzu breeders,Allecs and Henson for entrusting us with Rider.They are one of the not so many(you can count them in your fingers) reputable shih tzu breeders in the Philippines.I also took the time to visit them.And all the more that I was impressed with the way they take care of their dogs!I would like to mention that even the dog shampoo,conditioner,whitening shampoo,leave on moisturizer and milky spray that I bought from them(the ones that they use on their dogs)are so far the best!Far far better than the brands that they sell here in the U.S.I believe that those products are from Thailand!So,from now on,even if I have to order it all the way from Asia,I wouldnt mind.They're the best kind you can ever use on your dog!And if you worry about the price...it's all just the same actually but for a better product...why not!!!

My sister's dog,Fishnet on the other hand is the funny one!He makes us all laugh with all his funny antics!He may not be a show dog just like my Tink but he is one adorable dog!I was teasing that dog actually because he is obese!Ha ha ha! I couldnt stand carrying him.And oh i have to say that he loves my dear Tink so much!@!

Okay,the sad part of the story here is that Tink was left behind in the Philippines okay!Nyay!She was such a wonderful delight that my daughter asked me to leave her behind!i couldnt say no why not!Coz I am going back in March remember!ha ha ha!I treasure my Tink a lot even if i bought her from a pet shop because she is my first puppy!I am used to her already and she is used to me already.

A break from dogs...seriously speaking...I am getting tired of travelling.I think I am almost ready to settle down again IN ONE PLACE!Where!?! That's a good and BIG question....

And so that would be the next reason why I might be away for a while again from the blogging atmosphere!And hopefully,my next zip code would be my HOME!
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I'm a travel nurse with a fascination for Tinkerbell; hence Tinkerworld! I have a beautiful daughter, Aubrey, whom I adore so much. My hobbies include scrapbooking and dancing. I have an addiction to handbags, I love flowers, butterflies, hearts and twinkly things! I also love dogs - Shih Tzus in particular.I have 4 of them!Welcome to my own little Tinkerworld... I hope you enjoy your visit.

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