Thursday, June 26, 2008

Sulpicio Lines History and Mystery

Welcome to my paraAbnormal Thoughts. After watching news for the last week, i cant figure whom to blame in the surge of the capsized ship story. As it hit the toplist in the headline news chart this week, it put aside the Drilon Adventures in Jolo and the real depths of the Iloilo Underwater World.


Here goes ...Well, nature has its way and disasters can happen anytime and anywhere with or without warning. It is indispensable from the natural evolution of the earth or so i think it is! Tracing back the history of Sulpicio... this is what i found out :

Sulpicio Shipping holds the world record for the WORST MARITIME DISASTER! The MV Doña Paz collided with an oil tanker MT Vector off Mindoro in 1987 that is regarded as the "world’s worst peacetime sea tragedy" with about 4500 people dead; dwarfing off the 1500 deaths of the Titanic. Then in 1988 the MV Marilyn that claimed at least 250 lives sank while the vessel set sail from Leyte for Manila under storm Signal No. 3. Ten years after, in 1998 the Princess of the Orient at the mouth of Manila Bay sank at the height of Typhoon Gading. And this year, after another ten years lapse from the last disaster, several dead bodies were found from the capsized MV Princess of the Star. It submerged near Sibuyan Island after sailing in rough waters during the typhoon Frank last Saturday with about 700 passengers on board.

1987 1988 1998 2008. It figures. Geeked

Anybody who can break this curse?!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Ms Universe Philippines Mispelled at the Prepageant Show

Jennifer Barrientos represents the Philippines in the 2008 Miss Universe Pageant. Dazzling in her black outfit but the sash is awful! Whoever did that should better know how to spell!

Just don't let me know some Pinoy did it coz thats a heavy slap!

check out the photo gallery

Thursday, June 12, 2008

The Gen Y Nurse

The newest generation to enter our workforce, and the largest since the Boomers, is Generation Y, born between 1980 and 2000 — also known as the Millennials, Generation Next, MyPod generation, GenY, Digital Natives, Echoboomers, and the Boomerang Generation (Kogan, 2001).

This generation is globally aware, well educated, wired, and technologically sophisticated. Nexters have positive expectations and a desire for collective action (Zemke, Raines, & Filipczak, 2000). Life experience of the Nexters has created a generation that possesses traits such as a lack of trust in corporations, a focus on personal success, and a short-term career perspective. Nexters have a desire to improve everyday life by volunteering and giving back.

This generation has a great ability to multitask and maintain several dialogues, which makes them versatile communicators. While this generation communicates through technology, they remain quite savvy in verbal communication skills (Melik, 2007).

Nexters have been exposed to technology from birth, using technology since their years as a toddler. Nexters access information 24/7; therefore, they expect to work anytime and anyplace. Using the Web for information and social networking is part of the Nexter's core competencies. Web-based social networking and accessing information on such sites as LinkedIn, Facebook, and MySpace are normal practices.

YouTube already has a few videos created by young members of the nursing profession. Each video exhibits out-of-the-box thinking, with the intent to recruit people into the nursing profession. One video done by students at Decker School of Nursing is titled "Bring Nursing Back" (2006). This video has had 140,000 views through November 2007. The other, created by emergency center nurses from the University of Alabama, recruits candidates through a hip approach ("UAB Emergency Room Rap," 2007). This video has been posted not only to YouTube, but has also appeared on Yahoo video.

Parents of this generation have been highly invested and involved with their growth. Some critics call this generation coddled. They may require more mentoring up front, but have shown an ability to make dramatic and constructive changes to the workforce in the short time they have been a part of it. According to Claudia Tattanelli, CEO, Universum Communications, this generation gets a bad rap but has an "incredible will to make changes" ("The bottom line on next gen workers," 2007).

As a whole, younger workers can take great work risks; therefore, they are more mobile and able to pursue better jobs anywhere. The workplace will need to adapt to the attitudes and needs of this generation (Rasmus, 2007).

Each generation comes to the workforce table with different life experiences. Each communicates and perceives verbal and nonverbal messaging differently. While this does create complex work environments, it also presents a wonderful opportunity to put these diverse approaches to initiate new innovative practices.