a month after i got here, i submitted my transcript of records to the BCIT office or international credential evaluation service, i wanted to know my education level here in terms of credentials and if i have a chance to work in a prefession where i belive i can apply in terms of my education attainment. I got the results in 3 weeks, unfortunately, the level of education i got from the philippines compared to the education level here in canada is just second year college. What a shame, i finished 2 courses but both are second year college level here, according to them, here before you enroll in a 4 years degree or bachelor's degree, you should finish 12 years of primary and secondary level, but for us in the philippines, is just 10 years, 6 years in elementary and 4 years for the secondary level, and so because of that, they subtract 2 years of my both 4 year courses, yikes, now i need to go back to school here again if ever i wanted to pursue with the 2 courses i finished in the philippines. For me now, i felt like i've been studying in my whole life, its so tiring to get 2 years again, i guess i will have to take or enroll pharmacy technician in which it will take 8 months to complete or maybe ASL or american sign language, hmmmmm.. lets see what would it be.....for now i want to start my life here as soon as possible....i guess its time for me to search a good school then.......
Friday, January 30, 2009
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
me and my husband went to ikea today, its a big home furnishings store, we bought a a book shelf and a glass cabinet, its a curio actually, when you buy furnitures there, its all unassembled, well, for me its no fun, i'm not used to to that, in the philippines, when you buy one, its mostly assembled and if not, the salesman will assemble it for you, but here, oh you will have to do it for yourself....in ikea, no pain no gain, if you dont work or assemble it then you cant have it.......ah well, the joy of buying furnitures in ikea, but the products are nice, anyway its not that hard to assemble though, its just heavy for me.
Saturday, January 24, 2009
a few days ago my husband bought me a nintendo wii console and wii fit, its a video game where you can do or engage some physical activity, wii fit is more into exercise game though using the wii balance board, i found it so interesting as i can do exercise and not just for fun, thats why its so click for the adults and teenagers as its not just for playing a game but it will benifit your health too, for just a simple bowling game, you will do an actual action in throwing the ball, so with that, it will give a little exercise, but mostly for wii fit, you can do an actual exercise, there's a cd game for that, it will monitor your balance, your weight and especially body mass index. Now, since i'm just starting, i'm into yoga, well, not sort of big yoga thing, but just a few training for yoga until i reach the strenghthening and push ups and aerobics....i'm not getting any younger so i need to to take care of my self too, i'm lazy when it comes to really exercising just to lose waight or to stay fit but with wii, i have fun playing the game and at the same time i'm exercising too, so its a big factor for me.
Friday, January 23, 2009
hmmmm i really wish for that now, well, i'm just thankful that its getting warmer here, i mean the temperature is up a bit, and snow is melting, foggy most of the day though but it doesnt matter as long as no yuckky snow. Winter is not done yet, we are still in the middle of the season, so i'm pretty sure there will be snow again, 1 or 2 days is good and i hope no snow storm anymore this year or i hope not ever again, and not just yuckky weather though that i have to watch out, cold and flu is in season during winter too, for me, as a first timer here, whenever i go out even just outside the house i make sure to wear thick clothing, i mean winter jacket ofcourse and layered clothing under it. There's 1 outfit i always wear when i go out outside the house, and i took some pictures of me wearing it, my bana and my family teased me though, they said i look like an ewok with that attire, ah well, i dont care as long as i'm not cold hehehe......i do hope it will just rain and a few snow for the rest of the winter so that i can go out and go shopping!