Saturday, February 28, 2009

Personality test

Your view on yourself:

You are down-to-earth and people like you because you are so straightforward. You are an efficient problem solver because you will listen to both sides of an argument before making a decision that usually appeals to both parties.

The type of girlfriend/boyfriend you are looking for:

You like serious, smart and determined people. You don't judge a book by its cover, so good-looking people aren't necessarily your style. This makes you an attractive person in many people's eyes.

Your readiness to commit to a relationship:

You prefer to get to know a person very well before deciding whether you will commit to the relationship. (erm is there someone wants to have a relationship with people they don't know well??)

The seriousness of your love:

Your have very sensible tactics when approaching the opposite sex. In many ways people find your straightforwardness attractive, so you will find yourself with plenty of dates. (I still prefer independence)

Your views on education

Education is less important than the real world out there, away from the classroom. Deep inside you want to start working, earning money and living on your own.

The right job for you:

You're a practical person and will choose a secure job with a steady income. Knowing what you like to do is important. Find a regular job doing just that and you'll be set for life.

How do you view success:

You are confident that you will be successful in your chosen career and nothing will stop you from trying.

What are you most afraid of:

You are afraid of having no one to rely on in times of trouble. You don't ever want to be unable to take care of yourself. Independence is important to you.

Who is your true self:

You are mature, reasonable, honest and give good advice. People ask for your comments on all sorts of different issues. Sometimes you might find yourself in a dilemma when trapped with a problem, which your heart rather than your head needs to solve.

This is from I anyhow did it (because the questions are quite 'interesting' and do not really lead to certain personality) but I find it quite accurate, except the parts in red. The parts in green are 100% true lol..

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Break is coming!!

Yay!! Next week is finally mid-sem break ^o^

Drug test was over and I am glad that it was seriously not as bad as I expected. The only thing I regretted was that I didn't know what PS stood for. Why is pseudoephedrine shortened as PS and not PE? Lol.. It's time to prepare for the second test I suppose...

Today also the day of my CCA community service project. Thank God (Hallelujah!!) that it is over. The project sucked so much of my energy and health (yeah.. together with drug test both made me fall sick for 3 days). I would say it was great and it was a big success. There was only one thing that upset me: 2 sets of cards were gone. Sigh... I borrowed them from my friends and now I have to buy new ones to replace. The worst thing was that the most expensive set (plastic cards in plastic case) was one of the sets which I need to replace. Haiz.. But looking at the brighter side, everything worked out well: the 30 minutes buffer for late comers, people were having fun with the kids, and they really had the chance to do volunteering. Hopefully it won't be their first and last one. Lol..

Update on my fan: it has been replaced since. Now the speed 2 is even more cooling than the speed 3 of the old fan. I just cannot believe that I spent 8 months with a spoilt fan -_- So much for a $75/week.

This week CG was rather thought provoking for me. We were discussing about leprosy and the leper in today's life. And of course for people in Science and Engineering, the number one in our hate list are the people from a particular country. Lol.. Yeah many of us just cannot stand the way the behave and the smell they radiate. Sigh.. Then one person said something along the line that Jesus loves sinners. From the Bible, there is a passage (cannot recall which) which says sumthing like the more someone sins, the more mercy and love of God that the person gets. For the context of the lepers in today's life, it is like saying: the smellier you are the more we have to be nice to you o_0 Kinda impossible hor? Haha... I guess that's why He is God and we are just mere human.

Yesterday my clique celebrated someone's birthday at Akishi Japanese Restaurant at Paragon. It was such a good meal after the fxcktastic tutorial session with the old evil witch. I ordered a beef steak (cannot remember the Japanese name) and it was FANTASTIC!! It was really like a steak haha... $18 and I didn't regret that. Lol.. After dinner, we headed toward the arcade at Lucky Plaza. 1 token for 50cents. Damn bloody cheap!! Lol.. I had so much fun. It kindled back my childhood memory playing Daytona (which I guess I am pretty ok except that my car did acrobatics so many times) and Time Crisis II (which I forever suck). Time Crisis was hilarious for people to watch me play la (not because I sucked). I thought stepping on the thing is to hide. Hell, NO!! I had to step all the way and release it only to hide. Since my body coordination is so bad, I would always duck when the person in game was hiding. And when I was alternating between stepping and releasing, I looked damn retarded!! Haha... And I never expect that girls love to arcade too. Haha... One person crazily played Bishi Bashi. Really worth watching... Lol.. I think I suck in that too (last time played in PS2 and like game over every 2 stages lol). I wish they had Point Blank.. I used to top the machine (together with my sister) back in my childhood days. Haha..

Oh well, mid sem break is coming.. Not so good though..
Day 1 is wasted for microbio lab and project meeting..
Day 3 I have to go for Ash Wednesday (sorry... it shouldn't be wasting time but because it is in the middle of holidays, I cannot help but feel so)
Day 4 I will have YEP post trip
Day 5 I will have dental appointment.
So when can I use my 24hr Blessing Beads??

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Bored randomness...

1 - Go to "wikipedia." Hit “random... Read More”
or click
The first random wikipedia article you get is the name of your band.

2 - Go to "Random quotations"
or click
The last four or five words of the very last quote of the page is the title of your first album.

3 - Go to flickr and click on “explore the last seven days”
or click
Third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.

4 - Use photoshop or similar to put it all together.

Why did I waste time to do this?
1) Because I was stressed and bored...
2) Because I got "The Strangerhood" -> Well.. I am strange wat? Lol..
3) And because I got "It was kind of lousy" quotation -> It reflected my lousy state right now. Hahaha...

Monday, February 16, 2009


Today is a really mood rollercoaster day for me.. The weather is getting sucky and I woke up 3x during my sleep last night. I finally gave up on trying to sleep and woke up at 630. After that I wasted my morning away playing Pet Society oh well..

After that I had to go for CCA. I intended on going off at 11 because I had not printed notes and I intended on seeing my Microbio results. Guess what? The kids were pretty good today. Haha.. I had fun.. I sweat a lot playing with them at the playground under the sun. I was pushing swing for a girl for dunno how long.. And there was this one boy who kept blabbering in Hua Yu... The only thing I understand from him is 'Kor kor'. Lol.. I not only accompanied him to play but he forced me to play with him. Yeah.. that included the human seesaw (butt and leg exercise) and he even pushed me down the slide with him. Haha... I think it is quite interesting if I have a brother. Lol. Oh ya, the girl was also insisting on having me play the swing after her. So I had so much fun and did not leave at 11. I left at 1140. I was worried that the little boy would cry if I left but luckily he didn't. I think all the games tired him out. That was good. I never expect to find a non bratty Singaporean kids. Though I was tired like hell, I still think the games I played in Cambodia were worse. Lol...

After up, it was another down. I didn't know how to interpret Microbio results. So fast forward and I was so upset and stressed for the upcoming (like still when huh?) microbio prac test.. Add with the stress I had for drug test. Oh crap, I had not even finished 1 round of mugging. Sigh.. I am left with tomorrow only.. It is just... WTH.. 5 stack of notes + 24 drugs to be memorised only for 25 questions. Oh ya, I skipped Natural Heritage to check my petri dishes. Sad...

I had afternoon nap and when I woke up I felt damn sick. My head was dizzy (even up to know) and my hands were shaking.. Skipping lunch + insufficient sleep + hot weather + excercise + STRESS are just a very potent mix. Haiz... I just want this week to quickly over.. I am damn stressed for my cca project. Haiz...

I went for Angklung to avoid fire drill. And I enjoyed the practice. Lol!! We were trying Mamma Mia and the instructor was kind of hyper today. So it was so fun and full of laughter and nonsense. Didn't regret going..

And the day ends with a somber mood again.. The air in my room is stagnant. The bloody fan is a fxxker la... The technician is also an axxxxle.. Already spoilt still say not..

I shall do my asthma today... Then tomorrow I shall see how much I can cover/remember.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

EMO again

Haiz... I am feeling damn EMO and down again... I don't know how I will be able to memorise all the drugs. I hate memorising useless things.. I don't know which ones are important and which ones are not.. Haiz... There is always the first time for everything. So I guess I shall flunk the first quiz. I shall test the water and see what is really being tested..

Please watch this beautifully EMO clip below.. and listen to the beautifully EMO song T_T

Friday, February 13, 2009

Breaking records

Today I did a record breaking feat during Microbiology Lab.. Here comes the list:
1) I scrapped the agar for the Malt Agar -> 1 agar down
2) I was not confident with my agar slope.. Too much water inside -> +2
3) I toppled 1 agar bottle INSIDE the water bath -> I shouted (not screamed!!) until the teacher thought I burnt my hand.. diaoz.. -> another agar down
4) I toppled TWO agar bottle when I put them inside the yellow box -> total: 6 extra agar
5) I lost focus that I poured one bottle of agar to petri dish with the lid on it -> make it 7
6) I didn't read instruction for streaking... and I streaked instead of spreaded -> add another 2
7) My first pour plate had a lump on it.. I tried to use the tweezer to remove the lump. It failed. I hope I didn't contaminate it -> nope... I didn't repeat so the total is still 9 :p

Final count: 9 extra bottles of agar media, 3 extra petri dishes, and 1 extra spreader were wasted.

Surprisingly, despite the high number of failures, I still ended earlier than last week staining. Haha... And the teaching assistant still said "Today you ended early ah". Which was like LOL!! Hahaha... Well, despite all the mess and stress, I still enjoy doing the practical... Erm.. I shall put the statement on hold until next week perhaps. Haha... Shall see my results and my graded report.

Oh yahz, for this year Valentine's Day, I collected 12 gifts. Hurray... The most numbers I got so far. Lol.. And 3 included self made cookie. Hohoho... I have to say these girl friends of mine are pretty good cooks!! If only someone volunteers to melt down all the chocolate I got and bake a cake or make cookies from them Haha... Fat fat fat :'(

There has been some progress for my biotech.. I managed to cover 2 slides of Pharm Prac (wow... so fantastic -_-)... and I shall level up my Wizard.. I can buy and wear titanium epaulet soon :) Yeah!!

No darkrose for V day :p... it's a day for the red rose

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Darn darn darn......

I tried different brands of coffee but none had been successful to keep me awake during lecture.. I had a good 8.5hours of sleep last night but I was still sleepy today.. Seriously.. something is wrong with me.. My body wants to rest forever perhaps? I also want to rest in peace... Too tired...

I spent 2 hours to do Pharmaco SDL today. I just did not expect it would take that long. What is worse is that I still didn't complete the thing. I anyhow finished the worksheet but I only completed the lecture portion on the agonist. The rest I just skipped because 2 hours were way too long already..

I still heard nothing about my community service project contacts... I guess the same thing is for the retreat places..

Valentine's Day is coming and I just emptied the content of my wallet... Sigh... I seriously still think that Valentine's Day is for GIRLS to give guys things and not the vice versa... Oh well... I still cannot keep on receiving things for 2 years without giving back right? It's time.. Lucky I have no valentine... Lol cannot imagine I need to spend lots of dollars for valentine's dinner and present? Oh pweaseee...

Update on my revision: about 12 slides today -_-... I already stopped playing my computer games.. But I still have no time... Shucks...

Despite the crap I endure day in and day out, something good happened to me today. My friend gave me self-made chocolate cookie!! Yay!! Haha.. It is damn nice :) Just need a softer texture and tadaaa... it will be equivalent to Subway Double Choc cookie. Hehe... Quite rare to have food that evokes happiness in such a picky person like me.

Oh ya, today I was so lucky to get called during lecture.. By my surname.. Wow fantastic.. Upon the 3 words in my name, why did the teacher pick my surname? The whole class laughed gosh... and I was like not paying attention and didn't realise that I was the one being called.. Well, out of the 3 words in my name, I hate my surname most.. Even before someone with the same name made everyone ill-feel of the name last semester. Mwahaha...

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

F*ck la!

I finally pon lecture for the first time this semester.. I find it useless to go lecture only to struggle keeping myself awake..

I still have a lot to go for Pharm Prac quiz on next Wednesday..

I don't know why I cannot bloody access the f_cking Guinea Pig Ileum practical..

My CCA project really gets me on my nerves..

What a damn crappy week.. This weekend will be a screwed up again -_-


Monday, February 9, 2009

Worried Boy

I have a lot of things bugging me lately... School work.. CCA... Well, actually only these 2 things. Haha... It is only 4th (or 5th) week of school and I cannot believe that I have started my revision/mugging. Sigh.. I still have cold and diabetes sets of notes plus 17 more drugs to go :( But I don't know whether I can remember everything from the pain notes. Oh well, I am left with about a week. I shall see how things go. I am just glad I am no longer so 'addicted' to Cabal. Haha... Still, there is some degree of desire to play but I am still able to control. Lol.

I spent lots of millions to buy and upgrade this set of equipments.. And still haven't gottent the matching gloves... yet...

Isn't the parrot CUTE? Lol... I spent REAL money to get it!!

Finally I had a taste of children's ward for my CCA. Due to some confidentiality issue, I cannot reveal too much. But I had so much fun today. I guess it is because the kids were quite healthy and in late teens already. Yeah, no bratty kids today.. I don't know next week and I don't know how my CCA project will be like.. I am really worried.. Now I have too many participants T_T... As expected.. things won't go smoothly.. Otherwise, where is the challenge rite?

I spent 1 hour plus copying the pharmaco notes that I missed on Friday. Lol.. Kinda difficult to decipher the handwriting.. And I don't really understand fully. Hence, my Katzung has down-leveled to my table from my rack. Alert level: Yellow! Mugging is imminent :'( Aaargh.. How am I going to survive this semester?? 2 projects... and microbio lab reports.. Oh gosh...

I shall go to bed earlier tonight. I aim not to be late for tomorrow lab :)

Friday, February 6, 2009

I had another fun but stressful practical today. I did not count the yeast cells (I had too many of them and when I did dilution, I could not see anything), I repeated my negative staining 3x (apparently I did not put the ink too think but I put too much cells until I thought all the white circles were not the cells), my capsule staining was unrecognisable, and I was glad that I finally could see the hanging drop in the third try. Haiz.. Made me really scared for the practical test. The practical was very tiring for my eyes. And ya.. I am really going blind T_T The floaters in my eyes really made it so difficult to observe the microscope... Haiz...

I guess I shall close my cca pointing season with the ISN Angklung performance today. I hope I earned enough to secure on-campus accomodation for next year. It was pretty fun and good performance. During the waiting I tried to study Pharm Prac but I only covered 24 slides. I am really disheartened. There is simply too much info, I don't know which is important and which is not.. And how the hell the doses for the same drugs (aspirin, NSAIDs) for the same disease (headache) are different in the 2 notes by the same teacher... Really made me have a tension headache... I haven't checked the 24 drugs to be tested... I am sooo doomed...

The performance was better than our practices lol.. I did one mistake though haha... but it was at the last part of the last song. And despite sucky attitude of most of the members, I feel more proud being an angklung performer than a harmonica player. The sound of angklung is inherently nice and the shape interesting. In fact, I had to entertain some curious audience during the intermission as my friend met his friend and we talked... Lol...

Ah ya... shall not forget about CAW... I went to the exhibition at Central Library. Wow.. It was worth it.. Lucky I specially set aside time to see. I could see the relics (why are they very small T_T) and the Blessed Virgin Mary's veil is so cool... too bad the relic is just a few strands of the thread...

School work is piling up.. And I am really lazy to clear them.. Haiz haiz... I shall just go and play Cabal...

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

God or Coincidence?

A friend of mine is currently in Singapore for his music course interview at NUS. I left him with my contact number but I heard nothing from the day he arrived so I assumed that I would not be able to see him. But guess wat? Before I left for school today, I just informally prayed so that I could miraculously meet him at school. Now what is the chance of that happening? Very little no? But guess what, as I was alighting the bus from behind, I saw my friend sitting at the bus stop!! Wow... Wasn't that really coincidental? If it were not for CAW, I would not go to school at such an akward timing. I waited for quite sometime for the bus also. After talking to him, I found out that he came early as yesterday he missed 95 twice so he did not wanna be late for the interview.. Lol... Seriously... Do you believe in God? Yes I do!! It has been at least 5 years since I met him. Haha.. Yes I was happy and it was quite funny to recall how childish we used to be. Both of us have changed a lot since the good old days. Lol... And one thing I am very happy about is: he is not as tall as I expected. Yeah!! Lol.. I wish him all the very best for his interview. It will be so cool if he gets the place and studies here too :)

Here is a story from a church bulletin 2 weeks ago. It is very apt to me... Sadly... Here it goes:

Once upon a time, there lived a King who, despite his luxurious lifestyle, was neither happy nor content. One day, the King came upon a servant who was singing happily while he worked. This fascinated the King; why was he, the Supreme Ruler of the Land, unhappy and gloomy, while a lowly servant had so much joy.

The King asked the servant, "Why are you so happy?"

The servant replied, "Your Majesty, I am nothing but a servant, but my family and I don't need too much - just a roof over our heads and warm food to fill our tummies".

The King was not satisfied with the reply. Later he sought the advice of his most trusted advisor. The advisor said, "Your Majesty, I believe that the servant has not been made part of The 99 Club".

"The 99 Club? What exactly is that?" the King inquired.

The advisor replied, "To know what The 99 Club is, place 99 Gold coins in a bag and leave it at this servant's doorstep".

When the servant saw the bag, he took it into his house. When he opened the bag, he let out a great shout of joy... So many gold coins! He began to count them. After several counts, he was at last convinced that there were 99 coins. He wondered, "What could've happened to that last gold coin? Surely, no one would leave 99 coins!". He looked everywhere but the final coin was elusive. Finally, exhausted, he decided to work harder than ever to earn that 100th coin to complete his collection.

From that day, his life was changed. He was overworked, horribly grumpy, and castigated his family for not helping him make that last coin. He stopped singing while he worked.

Witnessing this drastic transformation, the King was puzzled. The advisor said, "Your Majesty, the servant has now officially joined The 99 Club. The 99 Club is a name give to those people who have enough to be happy but are never contented, because they're always yearning and striving for that extra one, saying to themselves: let me get that one final thing then I will be happy".

We can be happy, even with very little in our lives, but the minute we're given something bigger and better, we want even more! We lose our sleep, our happiness, we hurt the people around us; all these as a price for our growing needs and desires.

That's The 99 Club.

For me, that will be The 4.9 Club. Yeah... I remembered my very semester, I was so anxious and would be happy as long as I could retain my scholarship (that's a 3.5). I was given a 4.9 and look where I am now. Sigh... I wish I can quickly get out of this club and lead a happy life... just like I was 3 semesters ago... Kinda sad...