February 18th, 2016

After a good 80 days or so, I finally got to end this horrid long distance thing (like 3 years of it with the now ex wasn’t enough). It was great being able to see my family and friends again but being apart from him was kinda tough especially during Christmas season where everywhere you go, there will be some couple madly in love, rubbing it in your face.

On campus accommodation had another rent increase and I thought screw that, I’m not paying that much anymore so I wanted to live elsewhere and so, after talking to him, he didn’t mind moving out of his current place and find a new place that was closer to school, and we could be under one roof (separate bedrooms of course). The rest is history.

Hopefully, things work out and we don’t get on each other’s nerves with bad habits of sorts.

Fingers crossed.
. x .

January 16th, 2016

RIP Alan Rickman, the one and only professor Snape.

I, as a fan of Harry Potter, didn’t even know I liked you this much till I saw news of your passing and couldn’t stop crying. It’s been 2 days and I have to scroll down really fast past facebook posts with HP mentions because I can’t bear to read it.

You are a great actor, one that brought life to a character everyone hated and then couldn’t stop loving. (I must add that I’m not dismissing any of his other works. It’s just that I grew up with HP and it’s just really hard to explain)

So turn to page 394 but this won’t be the last time. You will be in the memory of all the fans and will be forever known as professor Snape to me.

Let’s raise our wands.

January 16th, 2016

2015 was a year of well, it was an interesting year.

See, I took a semester off because sharing a room in 2014 was very stressful. They say you never really know your friend till you live with them and were they right or what. I didn’t eat well, I didn’t sleep well, and oh the drama. That and my grades were never good because I hate studying to be honest, and because of that, I had to extend my studies.

So when I went back to school July of 2015, I kinda missed my friends so I went to dinner at their place and there, I met my current boyfriend.

I’m not trying to say that one should be lazy and get bad grades or fail but life works in a way you never expect it. If I had passed every one of my modules, I would have graduated and never met this wonderful (kinda dorky too) guy.

Sure, it was hard when you see all your friends graduating and you’re the only one remaining in place but I believe that you haven’t failed until you give up and I, have not given up.

I still want to be a researcher, and work in a lab. Sucks that I need my GPA to prove that I am worthy to even be trained in the job.

Anyhow, here’s to 2016 (16 days late but better late than never). May it be an even more fulfilling year.

January 4th, 2016

When I causally poked fun at le bf saying that he needs to be more romantic, I wasn’t expecting a stem of rose being delivered to my doorstep the next day.

Dad thought it was my nendoroid delivery while mum was insistent that sending a single rose had a special meaning but I know him. He isn’t a romantic person in general. I mean, he gave me a directory of mathematical science in Australia as a joke for my birthday. (There were other gifts but it’s all practical for example, he gave me a 3/4 length mirror because I mentioned It was a pain trying to see my whole outift without a mirror.)

Meanwhile, I’m the one writing thoughtful notes and hand-making cards for occasions.

December 27th, 2015

Pain everywhere.
Feels like I’m swallowing glass.

What started as a simple “Oh I think I might be getting a sore throat” ended up with me crying at night in bed.

Quite paradoxical if you think of it. See, tonsils are inflamed which means swallowing hurts. Not swallowing equates to dry throat and what happens when you have a dry throat? You cough and produce saliva and swallow which brings up back to swallowing and everything hurts.

I couldn’t sleep at night and so I was just exhusted. Hungry too but can’t eat because the pain was too much.

Dad tried to get numbing sprays for me but he decided to call me on the phone and ask what type I want when I can’t even speak. Ended up with throat gargle but I think it didn’t reach down far enough because my tongue was numb but the pain was still there.

Also, if I didn’t insist on going to the doctors, I wouldn’t have found out it was acute tonsillitis. Asian parent logic was “It’s not biggie, just drink more herbal tea” but me, being the science student I am, found white spots on my tonsils and immediately knew that was not a sore throat. Main point is, it could have been worse (even though I’m not sure how it could actually be worse because the antibiotics didn’t kick in till 2 days later)

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