Sunday, 28 October 2007

Pampered bliss

The only way to get over low mood is retail therapy~

And what better way than to do something different and on your own.

Undoubtedly i am not the most independent person in the world. I depend on ppl a lot.

And sometimes it limits me on what i really want to do.

After a nice McD dinner with JH ( we tapau-ed trough the drive tru then brought the grub in to eat cos the que was too too long~geniuses)

Then JH had to go back to the hospital to do the mortality and morbidity report for the week~i dread dread dread~

The sweetie offered to drop me at Jusco and pick me up later~tempting tempting but i cant imagine myself walking round Jusco alone for 2 hrs.Would much rather go home and surf.

So he dropped me back and i thought ' hey better start my car a bit or else the battery might conk out again.So i drove out to the shops to buy newspaper.

Crazy rite always buying the newspaper at night~paying for old news~.Anyway saw Cleo so bought tht too to make me happy cos haven bought it in ages. Truthfully Cleo generally sucks and do nothing for me.Give me 8 days any day. I only buy it for the free gifts. And judging by the bulge in the magazine there might just be some kind of freebie in there.

Anyway i was depressed so i bought it. had actually had a spur of moment thought to go get some pet fishes to improve the feng shui of my room. Unfortunately (or fortunately) the shop was closed. (Sunday wat and at 8pm?? what was i thinking? sure close de ma) So another spur of moment idea came up.

Next door to the newspaper shop~ i peeked in. The staff were all female tonight and they were watching some Jackie Woo variety show. Ahh~ how deprived i am for tv~ especially meaningless yet entertaining fluff TV. And who does it better than the Taiwanese. I've been meaning to go into the shop for ages and ages but never did cos it looked a bit shady what with the romantic lighting, some male staff and me being the only customer (if i were to go in la) But today dun care la~ need to pamper myself after the horrible call.

I went in RM30 for a 50 min reflexology~ well worth it. The lighting was calming. The reflexologists were from China meaning i was surrounded my ppl speaking Mandarin~at last something i could understand. They did not asked me any personal questions like what do u do? where do u stay?All they did was smile went on with their work and laughed fully engrossed at the tv show.

I actually felt quite at home enjoying the neck and feet massage while watching Jackie Wu and his usual guests making complete fool of themselves. Lovely controlled air conditioned temperature. Calming water fountain sounds stimulating the senses~Nice passion fruit smelling massage cream~

I forgot all my worries forgot all my cares~ at least for a while

No use worrying over spoilt milk

for now i just want to enjoy the simple pleasures of life(ie. the internet) while embraced by post massage calm~

Shit happens

Tht is so true and befitting for me today.

I am so screwed annd am so gonna have to answer for it at the M and M~

OMG i should stop having a medical mentality in a surgical posting~

Shits should have just informed the MO on everything and anything~

It doesn't pay to be too clever~ or foolishly hardworking~

Dinner at 12am bath at 3am~

And still i'm in this shit~


I hate surgery~

Sunday, 21 October 2007

Another present~

the perks of the job is that ppl respect you~ and sometimes they are filled with gratitude tho in actual fact is all i was doing was my job. After leaving medical and slaving away during the tagging period of the dreaded SURGICAL posting*shudders* (can u believe it? had to get permission to eat lunch,eat dinner, go home~ cannot leave the ward~ just fell short pf informing if i needed to shit) one of the relatives of a patient i took care of in medical came to give me a token of appreciation.

Unfortunately at that very moment i was in actual fact answering the call of nature (i snucked to the 1b toilet as there was too high a demand for toilet breaks in the ward i work in*stupid lazy surgical nurses~bah). Therefore i missed the chance to see who actually gave me the gift and why and why now about 3 months after the said patient had passed on.

Upon returning to the ward Mandy handed me an old school jewelry pouch. The type u get when u buy pendants from family jewelers.You know the type made of felt usually red in colour with the shop's name in gold printed inside. Anyhow i opened it up and inside was a jade pendant in the shape of~ a kid u not~ a kind of elongated vegetable.

Anyway thankfully there was anote accompanying it. it was a thank you note stating the patient's name date of admission and tel. number of the relatives.Truthfully the name rang no bell. A Muslim name but Mandy told me an Indian fella had delivered it.I searched frantically in my amnesic mind for a smidgen of recollection~ Data entry returned nothing~

I did the next logical thing. Call~ urks the phone was answered and strangely enough i sort of remember the voice. The son it seems had taken over his father's shop since his you noe wat and was thankful i had helped the family so much. I stupidly said that i don't remember who his father was and said that i'm not supposed to receive any gifts cos it was not ethical. Not that i cared bout the ethical stuff.Just wanted to sound professional hehe. Not that i had the chance to decline the gift anyway. Well anyway he wanted me to keep it and thanked me over and over again. What was i to do but pretend that i had a sudden recollection of his father~ urks pressure pressure.That seemed to make him happier. I said thank you and put down the hospital phone.(Did u think i would use my own HP?? kaka)

It then sruck me that in July there was this irritating family with family members who were doctors in UK who kept calling every single day.In fact several times in the morning afternoon at night suggesting plans of management. Pls la the guy had intracranial haemorrhage so extensive there was no neurosurgical management planned for him. All i did was explain to the family day in and day out that he had a poor prognosis. And very swayly i was on-call to do the CPR on him.

Gosh~ they appreciated me not for my incredible knowledge (or lack of it). My uni was right communication skills do play a big role in a patients management.

Still bewildered but proud.

Monday, 8 October 2007


i am so thankful to Kit for taking my unexpected call today~

Felt post-call the whole day since i only had 4 hrs of sleep the day before and suffering from serious jet lag~ after the journey from JB

I'm just feeling so blessed to be able to have some rest now~

All thanks to Kit~

Hope she has a good call~

Friday, 5 October 2007

Blog upgrade

After being stuck with the same(albeit lovely) layout for quite some time~ and since i had
nothing better to do anyway, i decided to change my blog design layout. However due to the lack of knowledge on designing and being a total noob in techie stuff, there wasn't much i could change except maybe for the header and footer designs.

So i very hardworkingly scoured the internet for pretty pics worthy to grace my blog~ it took ages and ages i tell u~ i mean yeah how hard it is searching for images on the net? But believe me it took me 3 hrs to find a pic tht was pretty enough and plain enough to let the lettering s be at least visible. Cos the whole point was to look for backdrop for my blog name anyway.

Along the way i am waylayed by the millions and millions of pretty photos i come across on flickr~ too many great pics out there i tell you yet none of them really suitable.

These are the few tht i considered and bothered downloading on my comp.
Too gaudy for my letterings to show~

Cute right? can u see the frog? near the little kids shoe~

Nice whimsical stuff leave me tingling all over~ feel like buying all these nonsensical stuff

used this one for like one day~ but found the size to be a bit wrong la~ and cos of the effect of the picture it will turn out just ugly if i resize it

This one is really cute~ kaka i can use this actually~ perhaps for my next header. Its not actually ice-cream u noe~ go ahead guess what its made of

Yup u guessed it~ all of these are SOAP~

Looks better than the real thing yeah? And the winning pic is this lovely rainbow coloured soap popsicle~ love the see-tru bits kaka~

Hai~ gonna miss JB and just doing non-important stuff at home~

I'll be back soon, home sweet home~

Tuesday, 2 October 2007

Shop and Save

Finally back in JB after about ~~gasp~ 2 months working in Ipoh. kaka well not 2 months straight of course .. did have the occasional 3 day weekend sort of hols sort of leave. Being home is great. Being at home with money is even better~muahaha~ first thing i did when i reached home was to dish out all the pressies i bought for everyone~ with somewhat abysmal affect. A Man U jersey for Ben (ciplak of course~i'm not tht rich) , handheld sewing thing (since we dont have a sewing machine at home and mom has to do all the sewing by hand) which sews in a stapler kind of way, mag and laundry stuff for my mom, and Lingonberry jam from Ikea (more for myself actually) and an Ikea mag for my dad (ok ok some of these stuff are free but still considered pressie what). Haha~ cash received a better responce. My mom was glowing when i gave her some cash to spend kaka~ role reversals feel great~

So me and my mom went shopping at City Square (CS). I'm into the 4th day of my precious leave now and i have amassed quite a bill~ muahaha might as well since there is nothing much to buy in Ipoh anyway.I think so far i've spent 500 + on misc stuff and it feels great! These are some of the spoils of my shopping spree~~

Most treasured buy so far~ muahaha a brand new off white bag~ Love the rope like handles and many many pockets~ bought this at CS for RM49.90~

Close up view~ i just hope it doesnt turn an ugly shade of yellow in the months to come~ the shop lady advised me to use medicated oil to clean up the bag~ seriously? is this a well known tip ? Cos the lady at 1Utama told me the exact same thing when i very nearly bought a white (again) weaved bag from her. Hehe.. hmm suddenly feel like buying tht bag as well~help!! Buying too many white bags~

Stupidest buy so far~ ugly white t-shirts that dont fit so well just cos they were cheap~ argh granted i was seduced by the old school vintage prints of the doll and the cut out dresses~ but seriously these don' t fit very well at all~

I've been shopping a lot for OL (office lady) type clothes lately cos they're acceptable at work and less ugly than regular collared tops~ so i got this sweet number for RM42 at the Curve weekend flea market~ Worth it even tho i had to endure JH's many poutings and complaints of 'Hot!!'.Seriously they should make more shades around the area if they want more customers.

Anyway moving on..

... we have this turquoise mandarin collar type dress shirt from Blook in Subang Parade~ ( the very observant reader may have noticed i covered 3 shopping centres ~~~ and in a day too when i was in KL!! Muahahaha thank you understanding and patient boyfriend) . This one costs RM59 and it was the last piece~ granted i don't usually spend more than 50 for a top but since i was feeling rich WTH~ kaka but sort of regret it now cos its a bit too low cut for work~ in my field of work anyway la~

and last but not least bag charms~ i was so tempted to buy some bag charms online since i cant find any decent ones at all in Ipoh~ not many ppl sell bag charms either~ i was all for forking out 35++ plus postage fees for a single charm but thankfully i spotte these sweet beauties at 1utama at Momoe and quickly snapped 2 of them up at a go~ RM10 each well worth it~ Not very clear from this pic (i cant get my camera to focus!) but they're really pretty.

Now after all that spending felt a bit bad , so i got dad to bring me to the bank todayto sort out my finances. Haha~ wanted to check out whether i spent my August on-call money without realizing it~ turn out they didn't bank in my on-call money till the 27th!!! Thts after i got my pay!! whereas everyone else got their call money in the middle of the month~phew what a relief~ I'm not so bad in finances after all~ I withdrew some money to give to Dad and then since i had a bit of money left i decided to~~


In fixed deposit~

Ta daaaa~~

Ok ok ok the retursn are lousy but it's a start right~ kaka

Feeling proud~


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