Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Face painting! :D

In the food bazaar GROGKI on saturday, me and my sister did face painting. Thought that it was gonna be a disaster since we only had 1 night of practise on Shawn's, my sister's bf, and my sis bf's brother's face. In the end it turned out okay :D. So I just wanna share some of the face paitning pictures I did in the bazaar! :D
My sister did heaps of cool stuff like Totoro and Harry Potter but I didn't upload it. Check fb, there would be more xD.

Bart Simpson! :D

Pikachu and 4 leaf clover, butterfly by Yvonne

Pink Dolphin! This lil girl is so easy to face paint. She just sit there nice and quitely, unlike most kids do  :)

The popular and thankfully easy to draw dolphin

Naruto!! :D



My favourite: the fish xD Yvonne did the awesome Doraemon on Shawn's face.

A simple flower :)
Thanks everyone who became the face painting models.
It was really fun! :D


Note : Hong Kong, Taiwan.. Could it be Kelvin and Cass? The two lucky ppl on a trip to Hong Kong and Taiwan? XD

On another note, I'm gonna give you a lil update :)
After several days of busy busy planning, practising face painting, and running the food bazaar GROGKI, me and DumDum were flat out tired LOL. So yesterday he came over to my house and we just chilled lol. First we watched sum youtube vids while eating breakfast. After a while I got reminded of this childhood game that I used to play when i was tiny! After googling it, the name of the game is Pocahontas 1.0.
So we downloaded it and played the adventure for about 1 hour. I can't believe it's so fast because when I was small it took me weeks to finish the adventure! :S I blame it on the gamer DumDum :P hehehhehe..
Pocahontas 1.0

Then we looked through my old files in the computer and found some The Sims pictures I kept. It contains the houses that I've made etc etc. I was like "Look look!! so kool right??!!!!". Sadly very proud LOL.
Some of the houses I made :D

In the evening we walked Shaki to Piney Lakes, where we went pass this house which always had a flawless, green lush lawn. I remembered there is always an old man with a lawn mower, taking care of the garden, with a dog put on a leash, tied on a garden fork standing upright on the grass. However, today was different :(
It wasn't as green, lush, neat, and flawless anymore. It's got dry patches and the sides weren't perfectly straight, the hedges were not sharply squared, etc.. And 2 little girls were riding on bikes outside the house, supervised by their mum. Maybe the old man sold the house? Or might have passed on? I'm not sure. It's just kinda sad cos everytime I walked around that area, the lush lawn would be so eye catching, and now it's slowly fading away.

I told Shawn, I get so sad when things change, especially if it's a really good or fond thing. But we live in a rapidly changing world, so it's not good to be someone who can't move with time. At least I'll keep the memory of the lawn in my mind :) Just wished I had taken a photo of it though..
The lawn looked a bit like this, but smoother in texture.

Saturday, September 25, 2010


Are there such things as good friends and bad friends?
Friends can't meet up to your expectations all the time. All you got to do is accept them for who they are.
It's pretty much impossible be a perfect best friend. So what defines a bad friend?
I heard a quote that says something like: Friends are not necessarily those people who are always there for you. But even after moments apart, nothing changes between the two of you.
I thought I agreed with that, but then is it really?
Because a friend complained to me once that as a friend you need to be there for them all the time.
Otherwise you'd be classified as a bad friend.
What if your life circumstances changes, and you can't be there as much anymore? You still care for them, but not sure if they still care for you after you sacrificed their time for another person. Would that make one a bad friend?

Monday, September 20, 2010

No more cloud in sight! PART I

As some of you know, I had a cataract surgery done about 3 months ago. "A cataract?! At your age?? I thought it's only for old people..." That would be the response I get from friends, aunties/uncles, even optometrists and doctors..How did it happen? When did you realise you had it? Is it clear now?? Was the operation scary?? Well.. here goes the story..

Starting around late Year 11 in 2007, I started to have this lil tiny bit of itchy, dry patch of skin on my left eyelid. I didn't know what it was, and I thought it was just simply because of the dry weather. I put on my moisturiser as usual but it never did got away. I would have days when my double eyelid would be retarted cos of this dry patch lol. One day, a friend at school told me that she thinks that it's eczema! I was like.. what's eczema? She told me about it and that would be the first time I know about the condition. Afterwards I just totally forgot about it. 

2008. TEE. The stressful year 12. I started having intensely itchy skin on the insides of my elbows and behind my knees, then the neck and under my eyes. When my GP told me that it's eczema, I got reminded of what my friend told me the previous year! For those who are not familiar with it:
"Eczema is a term used to describe itchy, red inflammation of the skin with oozing of fluid and crusting, which doctors also describe as atopic dermatitis. People who have eczema usually have a family history of asthma, hay fever and atopic dermatitis (eczema). Some people who have eczema also have asthma or hay fever." http://www.dermcoll.asn.au/public/a-z_of_skin-eczema.asp
I got prescribed some creams which are called "corticosteroids" which are, well, steroid based. I did read the precautions etc on the package, and was being careful of not putting too much of the cream on my skin. However, the creams only worked for a few while and then my eczema got worse. The GP referred me to the dermatologist and I went to the one in Applecross.

What can I say... The visit was :S . pretty much I went in, then the dermatologist said: "So, you have eczema is it? (He found out from the sheet I filled in at the reception) Can I have a look?" Then I said, " Yes, it's here and here and here and a little bit here". He straight away went to me, roll up my pants sleeves, roll up the back of my shirt and checks the eczema. I was a bit :S Also, the consulation was probably only about 20 minutes? Including the time he spends on writing the prescriptions, which seems longer than the information that he gave me about the condition or the drug. 

He prescribed me the low dosage cream (I found out from the Australian Pharmaceutical Formulary book that a Pharmacy student/Pharmacist must buy. Pretty handy huh ;) ). As before, it worked for a while, then it didn't work. And worst, it made really deep wrinkles and extra extra dry skin under my eyes! I pretty much looked like a granny! He then gave me a stronger one that in the end works, but he never told me that I am not to put it under my eyes or anywhere near my eyes! I also want to mention that the eczema was gone, but the deep deep wrinkles did not.

I went to another dermatologist in Fremantle on recommendation from 2 friends. He was so much better, explained everything thoroughly, and told me that I am NOT to put those creams under my eyes, and even labeled the tubes as to which one is okay for the face and which one for the body. 

2010. University, I'm much better at handling my eczema. Know when to put my creams and when to just continue moisturising it. But guess what started happening on my eyes... Cataracts. 

(to be continued) sorry it's long xD It is a long story afterall..

Shocking story. Must read!

A certain rich businessman had a beautiful daughter, who fell in love with a guy who was a cleaner. When the girl's father came to know about their love, he did not like it at all, and so began to protest about it.

Now it happened that the two lovers decided to leave their homes for a happy future.

The girl's father started searching for the two lovers but could not find them.

At last, he accepted their love and asked them to come back home in a local newspaper. Her father said "If you both come back I will allow you to marry the guy you love, I accept that you loved each other truly." 

So in this way, their love won and they returned home.

The couple went to town to shop for the wedding dress. He was dressed in white shirt that day. While he was crossing the road to the other side to get some drinks for his wife, a car came and hit him and he died on the spot The girl lost her senses. It was only after sometime that she recovered from her shocked. The funeral and cremation was the very next day because he had died horribly.

Two nights later, the girl's mother had a dream in which she saw an old lady. The old lady asked her mother to wash the blood stains of the guy from her daughter's dress as soon as possible. But her mother ignored the dream.

The next night her father had the same dream, he also ignored it.

Then when the girl had the same dream the next night, she woke up in fear and told her mother about the dream. Her mother asked her to wash the clothes which have blood stains immediately.

She washed the stains but some remained. Next night she again had the same dream she again washed the stains but some still remained.

Next night she again had the same dream and this time the old lady gave her a last warning to wash the blood stain, or else something terrible will happen. This time the girl tried her best to wash the stains, and the clothes nearly tore, but some stains still remained.

She was very tired.

In the late evening the same day while she was alone at home, someone knocked @ the door. When she opened the door she saw the same old lady of her dream standing at her door. She got very scared and fainted.

The old lady woke her up... and gave her a blue box, which shocked the girl. She asked "What is this...?" The old lady replied... 

"Omo Washing powder ... it will remove all stubborn stains!!!".. 

Don't start swearing at me ... I'm also hunting for the idiot who mailed this to me! (hanna LOL)

Monday, September 13, 2010


Just finished my 2nd exam today. :) I think I would pass. Yay! :D
1 left now.. the most hardcore out of all of em!!! :|
Currently addicted to the new (and old) 2NE1 songs :D esp Clap Your Hands! They're so cool! ^^
Tired, near overdose caffeine concentration in bloodstream.
And did I tell you? Got my fb pwd changed by Mr. DumDum so can't access them until the last exam xD
Now: Studying next exam: Pharmaceutical Biology. lalala~
Gluck everyone!!!! :) :)

"Go Away"
Album: To Anyone

PS: A post about my experiences with cataracts under progress. :)
Just finding the right time when I'd have the mood to finish it off!
Also, sorry for the cut up random pieces of writing.. Brain kinda shutting off after the 8am exam lol

Friday, September 10, 2010

My dream exist in the world! :O

When I was small (and even now), I have a fascination on all kinds of animals (except SNAKES >.<), but specifically i loved marine animals! :)

I wanted to be a shamu whale trainer after seeing a show in orlando when I was 7 years old. Now I know that the proper name for it is the "killer whale". It's kinda scary now that I think about it.. hmm... Then I considered being a marine biologist. However, I think all those occupations are just too daring for me so I decided to hang around Pharmcy xD

Oh! And I LOVEEEEE manatees (other names: dugongs, seacows, mermaids)!!!!! they are the cutest animal in the wholeee world!

As a child, I also dreamed of having a bedroom surrounded with glass walls and having a huge aquarium surrounding it. The walls and the ceilings and the floors would be a window to the colorful view of the marine aquarium.
Today, I was browsing the news.com.au website and found out that there's an underwater resort in the Maldives Rangali Islands somewhere in the Indian Ocean. And it's not just under an aquarium, it's under the sea!!! :0 ah... maybe one day... xD ("one night in the luxury villa will set you back $1950")

A whale trainer on Shamu
Manatees (Dugong)
Sister, Mum, Bro, excited me and Manatee at the back!
Maldives Rangali Islands Resort
Two whale trainers standing on the Shamus

Thursday, September 9, 2010

KevJumba on Amazing race??

when me alone helping is not enough,

there will be other people along the way who will also help out. :)
That's what I realise today.
So for anyone out there who've been wanting to help someone in need, but you're not sure if you can, just do it! Cos even though it may not be much, along the way more people would help, and in the end those little helps may become a significant one.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

How i wish!

I wish I can put this hamster (which I decided to name "Rowny") somewhere on the right side of the blog but don't know how :'(
Oh well... It's so cute!! :D

Watch him run on his wheel, drink water, and eat the food you feed him by clicking your mouse. Click the center of the wheel to make him get back on it.

For fellow IKEA lovers...

...who also like extra creativity :]
this is definitely worth having a look at! 

Monday, September 6, 2010

Seventeen Body Peace Treaty

This pledge was started by Seventeen magazine to raise awareness on body image issues facing everyone these days. It's been signed by heaps of celebrities and everyday people around the world. Saw this last year and thought that I could share it with everyone. I hope that it could be as eye opening to you as it did to me! :) It goes a lil like this:

\/ Remember that the sun will still rise tomorrow even if I had one too many slices of pizza or an extra scoop of ice cream tonight.
\/ Never blame my body for the bad day I'm having.
\/ Stop joining in when my friends compare and trash their own bodies.
\/ Never allow a dirty look from someone else to influence how I feel about my appearance.
\/ Quit judging a person solely by how his or her body looks — even if it seems harmless — because I'd never want anyone to do that to me.
\/ Notice all the amazing things my body is doing for me every moment I walk, talk, think, breathe...
\/ Quiet that negative little voice in my head when it starts to say mean things about my body that I'd never tolerate anyone else saying about me.
\/ Remind myself that what you see isn't always what you get on TV and in ads — it takes a lot of airbrushing, dieting, money, and work to look like that.
\/ Remember that even the girl who I'd swap bodies with in a minute has something about her looks that she hates.
\/ Respect my body by feeding it well, working up a sweat when it needs it, and knowing when to give it a break.
\/ Realize that the mirror can reflect only what's on the surface of me, not who I am inside.
\/ Know that I'm already beautiful just the way I am.

Check their facebook page here or..
You can straight away sign the pledge here! :)

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Happy Father's Day 2010!


a.k.a Papah

Just wanted to say: Happy Father's Day :)

Sorry that I'm not always as good
And obedient as you wanted me to.
And sorry that we're not very close.
But it's okay. Your still the best dad in
the whole world to me!
(And to yvonne and billy too i'm sure)

Thanks for taking care of us all these times.
Even though we never said it..
We're actually very thankful! :)
And I'll try to study hard to thank you
(actions means more than words after all)
God bless you Pah! :)

Love, Monica

Wonder if he'll ever read this,
Cos I probably wouldn't say it face to face.
Too shy. lol. lalala
Oh well, it's the thought that counts! :)

Blog = communication during msn deprivation?

Hello :)
I haven't been on msn much these days. Partly because my laptop literally dies if I use too much applications all at once (ilecture, fb, blog, files, etc). Also, I haven't gone out much at all cos of uni stuff and for being broke sigh...

So, I just realised that blogging is actually a good temporary way to connect with everyone! :) Getting to know whats been up in everyones lives and sharing whats happening in my life (even though its not much hehe).

It's not as time consuming as msn, and not as distracting as fb. It's also pretty fun! So, perfect. :)

Will probably blog heaps in the next few days
(except maybe during the days when I actually have exams :S)

To fellow writers in this lil blogging world:
Happy blogging! :)

PS: How gorgeous do these purple desserts look! (got nothing to do with the post but it looks nice lalala...)

Friday, September 3, 2010

Fridays = vic park (except last week)

So today was a good day. Got to study FULLY for a couple of hours in Curtin library. Saw a couple of pharmacy students in level 5/6. Then got picked up by Mr DumDum hehe..
We've decided that fridays = eating out after uni. Cos that would be the only time both of us are available during the week (sadly), especially during this exams week.

Last week we were gonna go Vic Park (close from Curtin so it's convenient). But SOMEHOW, SOMEONE thought that vic park = leederville. :P
So we arrived in leederville and i was like ermm.. why is it so far.... pretty sure this is not vic park... --
Oh well, at least we got to eat at Jus Burger :D :D
Instead of the student (budget *LOL*) area of Vic Park, we ended up eating at where the working (loaded) people eat out in Leederville..
Sigh.. Oh well.. it was def worth it! :D
I don't mind having that mistake... xD
Hope you all are having a good week as well :)
And study hard for everyone who's having mid sems!!

- gilmore girls marathon
- watch all unwatched movies
- bake the cookies
- do more juicing :D
- swimming
- catch up with those I haven't seen for agggessss
- ...(to be added later) ...

Gilmore Girls Cast

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Big Girls Don't Cry

An old song that I used to love and just got reminded of it.. :)

Not saying that big girls shouldn't cry though.. because I for one cries a lot *LOL*

The singer, Fergie wrote it when she was trying to break out of the drugs and parties scene she was trapped in. She was telling herself to be a big girl and move on from things that was holding her life down. That would mean going to the rehab and break up the relationship she had with her boyfriend at the time, because he was heavily associated with drugs. It hurts, but she gotta still do it. And she became a succesful singer after that! Sounds so fairytale-like doesn't it?

This reminds us of our life sometimes. It really sucks to have to move on from things that we had found comfort and happiness in. We often hesitate from moving on even though we know that it's for the best. Cry as many litres as you like but move forward and keep a positive eye on it. I'm sure that the best is yet to come! :D

"Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving" - Albert Einstein

Hope you like the song :)

the song meaning in detail

A blog that made me XD today

Can't explain what it's like so check it out urself xD

The dullest blog in the world

its (Y)!

got it from widi's blog :)

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

The :( of studying pharmacy

Becoming a pharmacist. It seems like a good idea! I get to help people, the job is not that tiring, all you need to lift are medicine boxes and popping the pills xD. The pay is okay. You learn heaps about health conditions and how to manage them (can be handy for yourself or ur family):D. And it seems like a relaxing job.

However, with these comes a great responsibility. Basically you're in charge of the medications you give out to people. If you made a mistake, best case scenario is that you get complained at, worst case scenario is that you may cause other people harm or even worse, it might kill them.

As I progress through the course, I get why they make it so hard. We might not necessarily use ALL the stuff that we learn in the course when working as, for example, a community pharmacist. However, the load of work you get in the course would teach you to commit a lot of things into memory, train you to think fast and accurately perform tasks.

Even though I'm quite appreciative of all that, I'm kinda struggling studying pharmacy here :S I failed a unit in first year.. Miraculously pass all my other units after that.. But I'm still struggling and working my ass off to pass all my units!
I haven't even mention the amount of social time I've cut off from my life T.T

The stuff are hard.. At least they're quite interesting. But then ~90% is about memorising stuff, which means that I have to regularly study them so that it sticks in my mind. The thing is, it's kinda hard to study.
I wonder how a lot of people, especially other pharmacy students can do it. They can just spend a full 5 hours or more of study, productively! Whereas me, only sometimes I can do that. Usually it'd be like 1 hour productive study, and then 4 hours break, 3 hours half study half daydreaming, and so on..

1 hour. productive. study.


Sometimes I wish I could study better.......


PS: the totoro sandwich is so cute!