There's a rainbow after the rain.

Friday. August 19, 2011. Last training day. It started like any other day. I woke up, got some coffee, took a shower, had my breakfast and went to work. That's my typical routine for almost two weeks since I got a job in Makati. But, life can sometimes be so cruel. Things can change in just a blink of an eye.

I walked into work and eight hours later, walked out with no job and "I hope you learned a lot".

Yes that day, Hoobert the Awesome has rejoined the ranks of the unemployed.

It's like the heavens fell on me when Ed told me that I didn't pass the training. Oh, how it shattered my heart! It was my first job ever and I screwed it up. I literally cried. At that moment, I was only thinking of how will I break the news to my family. My sisters were so proud of me when they learned that I got a job and this news will surely break their hearts. Then, I received many uplifting messages from beautiful people. This I got from Jean Ymson, "You're a smart kid. I want you to go to the medical field and kick some ass".

Sourgraping is the easiest thing in the world. I could sulk in for days. I could threw tantrums on anybody who passes by me. I could say a lot of snarky things that would probably make me feel better. But I won't, why? I'll just make a fool out of myself. Yes, I lost my job but this is not the end of the world. Hindi titigil ang mundo sa pag-inog dahil lang sa nadapa ako. And moreover, hindi hihintayin ng mundo ang muli kong pagbangon. What I need to do is to get myself together, move forward and never look back.

That night, as strange as it may sound, I slept with no hard feelings because somehow I knew that there is something better in store for me.

When one door closes, another opens as the old saying goes. PRC dropped the bomb the next day.Those of you who know me from the blog knows that I took the licensure exam for nurses last month. I scrolled down to look for my name and there it was. My eyes popped wide open upon seeing my name.


Yes that day, Hoobert the Awesome has joined the ranks of world-class Filipino nurses.

I was ecstatic. Deep inside, I was screaming like what a high school girl would do for Justin Bieber. I immediately reached for my phone and sent an SMS to my mom. Through word of mouth and passed on by excited messages on Facebook, I suddenly became the toast of town. LMAO. It felt very surreal. Indeed, God is good.

Anyone who says that "everything happens for a reason" knows what he's talking about. I believe it and so should you. Nothing happens by chance or by sheer luck. Failures all occur to test limit of our souls.

So, what's the idea of this whole entry? Simple and I want this to end in a good note.

Life is too short for sourgraping too much. Looking back, there is always something you wish you had done or hadn't done in that one moment. You torture yourself over the "what ifs" and think that you would somehow have been better off if you had done this, that or the other. But the bad news is, history is just that, history. It may piss you off but you cannot bring back time.

If you're out there in a similar position - don't be too hard to yourself. The battle may have been lost but not the war, right? Just keep the faith and believe in yourself. 'Cos if you don't believe in yourself, no one else will.


Hoobert the Awesome said...

I dedicate the song to my friends who didn't made it to the PRC's list. Keep hustling guys!


Grace de Castro said...

hi poOt! i admire your attitude. tama yan, life is too short to be miserable. isa pa, don't think that you failed the training. think of it as perhaps it wasn't a job for you.

congrats on passing the board! and good luck with the real world! :)

ate grace

rina RN said...

hey mr.Bolero!!!i had a nice time reading your blog..im a fan..haha..congratz..I've havent heard from you since the typhoon..haha..Kip in touch mr.marzan..:)

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I agree that sourgraping will get us nowhere.. I learned the essence of that. And I also believe that everthing happens for a reason.. Nice blog here "Hoobert" Did I get the spelling right? hehe. My firt time to visit here. Congratulations very big! :)

krn said...

Congrats!! All I can say is welcome to our world hahah!

Hoobert the Awesome said...

Yes Ate Grace. The job wasn't for me. Of course, it got me disappointed but I need to move on.

Thank you. Very surreal talaga yung pangyayari nung week na yun. LMAO.

Hoobert the Awesome said...

Hey Rina!

Who's bolero? No, I'm not. I demand a retraction and a public apology.


Thank you naman at napadpad ka dito. Ikaw na talaga ang dakilang follower ko. Hehehe.

O'right Ms. Llenareses. :D

Hoobert the Awesome said...

We have the same line of thinking. Cool.

Anyway highway, thank you for the kind words. I really appreciate it. Nakakataba naman ng puso. :)))

Hoobert the Awesome said...

Hello KRN!

It's like saying "Welcome to the World of Witchcraft" - I mean, cruelty. LOL. Kinabahan naman ako dun pero I can do this. Heeeyah!

kikilabotz said...

congrats RN . hehehe. like the message

tim said...

Wow- everything has its own time. Thanks for sharing. I enjoyed reading your post!

SunnyToast said...

Nice attitude....always set the frequency of your thoughts into something good for yourself and the universe will arrange it for you:)

Goodluck and congrats:)

Hoobert the Awesome said...

Wow naman, dumaan dito si Kikilabotz. Astig! Lume-level up na talaga ang blog ko. LMAO.

Maraming salamat! I hope I'd inspire you in a way. :D

Hoobert the Awesome said...

"Everything has its own time".

I love this statement. Thank you for this Tim! :D

And thank you for the visit!

Hoobert the Awesome said...

Yes Sunny. Being positive is one of my mottos in life. And dapat ganun din ang iba.

Failures happen to test the limit of our souls. It is inevitable. But we can do something about it. And the thing is, it will always be up to us.

Have a nice weekend!

The Gasoline Dude said...

Astig! Love your outlook in life. Good things come to those who wait. :) Thanks for visiting my blog, BTW.

Hoobert the Awesome said...


One of my idols in the blogosphere visited me.

Hey Gasoline Dude. Sup? Thanks for the visit. I really appreciate it.

You called me astig? Wowowow. Ako na talaga. LMAO.

Good things come to those who wait. This is very true. Thank you again!

Nate said...

@hoobert: well, hello there! first of all, congratulations on passing the licensure exam!! ikaw na ang RN!

btw, thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment.. i appreciate your nice words to my rather emo(?) post..

p.s. nag (how do you medical people say it?) epistaxis(?) ka ba sa post ko? hahaha! :P eh, nag-uumenglish ka rin kaya sa blog mo.. hehehe!

again, congratulations and good luck sa job! :)

Hoobert the Awesome said...

Yes I do Nate but elementary English lang.


Thanks for the visit BTW!

Ryan Adik Nga Lambay said...

Hey, I saw you in my blog. :)
Thanks for visiting mine. I was here a couple of times but haven't got the time for leaving a comment.

But ngayon eto na. Nandun kana sa blogroll ko. Astig tayong mga pinoy!

Yehosue said...

Hi! Hoobert! :)

Best of Luck to you! ;)

Hoobert the Awesome said...

Oh really? E bakit ngayon ka lang nag-comment ha? I demand an explanation from you!

LMAO. Biro lang.

Salamat sa pagdaan! I really appreciate it. Wait lang, tingnan ko kung nasa blogroll na kita.

(After 5 seconds)

OO, nandito na. Hehe. O siya, ikaw na ang in love blah blah blah blah blah.

Hahaha. See you around lovesick puppy!

Hoobert the Awesome said...

Hi Yehosue!

Thanks for dropping by! Good luck to you too. See you around.


Chyng said...

amazing! i know how hard it is to take the boards but you made it! congrats! =)

fyi - i didnt pass my ece board exam. what i did? i switched from eng'g field to IT.. so sinong mas mayaman ngayon? charot! no regrets ^_^

Nanay JoyniSha said...

Congrats and goodluck=)

Thanks for reminding me=)

Pinay Travel Junkie said...

You just gotta dust yourself off and try again :) Congrats by the way!