Friday, December 31, 2010

New Year's Eve

Saying goodbye is hard. As we drive down the road to drop me home, it was so hard to speak. Occasional jokes and thoughts uttered from the mouth but not much else. Not because we don't want to, but because we can't. Partly because any words that comes will instead burst as a choke of tears, and partly because there was so little time left as the clock ticks to that farewell. We'd rather stay quiet and devour each second together wisely before we see each other for the last time... this year. Bon Voyage, Dear! : ' )

Sunday, December 26, 2010

a blogger's block

That is what I think is happening to me nowadays. I notice that I generally write a lot when I am stressed or when I am stressed and then got inspired by something which help me to cope with it. However, these days haven't been particularly stressful. Holidays is just a relaxing part of life.. No exam and study stress mainly..
Sometimes ideas come up on what I want to share in the blog, but then forgotten afterwards lols..
So, sorry about that.. and will try to write when I have a stressful situation next time hahah...
Oh, and also, talking about the previous post, I just remembered that I used to work for Chooks and Kmart as well.. And Chooks teach me several things as well.. But Kmart, not really lols.. maybe will talk about it one day..  For now... Have a good holiday everyone! And I shall be lonely for new years because my siblings are in exmouth, mum is in indo, and shawn will be in singapore at that time... fun. hahahh.. shud be allrite :)

Oh! and me and my friends watched this christmas lights last Thursday! It's the best christmas lights ive ever seen in my life!!! So awesome!!!! I thought the youtube video was edited, but when I went it's actually like this.. except with lots of ppl watching and occasional fake snow coming out of a machine :D Enjoy!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

The Lessons of Life

Well, not really the lessons of my whole life, but only the lessons I learnt from work after about 7 years of being in the workforce (this makes me sound like a pro veteran or sumtin xD). I often complain about work, but right now I think I should be very thankful that I have a job and am learning precious life skills from it. Just wanted to share it to you guys and keep a record for myself to look back in the future :)

First Job: Junkmail Delivery Girl
1) Do as much as you can today, so you can do less tomorrow.
2) Exercise really does keep the weight down.. Should do more these days..

Second Job: Burger Girl at Hungry Jack's
1) Try to not be too shy and toughen yourself up. Be braver to talk what's in your mind instead of being quiet. I used to be verryyyy quiet cos I was too shy to talk to anyone.
2) There is a reason why it's called "FAST FOOD", everything must be fast!!!
3) Learnt to not be too sensitive, especially when dealing with angry customers or managers scolding.
4) Beware of cheeseburns when taking out burgers from the microwave....

Third Job: Pizza Girl at Domino's
1) Learnt how to count change without using calculator. Yay! :D

Fourth Job: 2 months Casual Cleaner at Walsh's pharmacy in Sydney
1) Eucalyptus oil works wonders for cleaning sticky dirts!

Fifth Job: Pharmacy Assistant at a pharmacy (probably not a good idea to write the name haha)
1) Slow down, check, then check and check! Can't afford to make mistakes with people's medications
2) Pharmacy customers are much more patient than Fast Food customers.. Guess they wouldn't mess with the ppl who are handling their medications lol..
3) Be aware of shoplifters, even if it's just a small, innocent faced little boy. (This boy smiled at me and then grabbed a can of deodorant and ran out the door lol)
4) Connections may be very useful for your future career
5) Good relations with employers and coworkers will make everyone's day much bearable/funner at work :)
6) Don't get too sensitive over scoldings by managers/pharmacists. Instead learn from the mistake and do better next time. After all, these skills will help me if I become a pharmacist one day!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

The future of pharmacy?

Yesterday was the Pharmacy's work Christmas dinner. It was held at Burswood Atrium and everyone came except 2 or 3 people. It was pretty fun and we did Secret Santa thing and my secret santa gave me a Sportsgirl makeup bag and a lip jam which looked really cute :)

In the middle of the dinner, the owner of the pharmacy made an annoucement. He is going to sell the pharmacy because he is getting older and it's time for him to slow down. Everyone were so sad cos this owner is like the best boss everyone ever has! He is soooo nice! So things are gonna be so different starting from next year.

I waited for a while to get a lift and this other pharmacist was also waiting for her husband. So I talked to her about work, pharmacy course, and her newly born daughter :). She is now on a work leave and will be working part time next year as she just had her baby. She told me that she is worried after hearing the sudden news because she may not be able to work there anymore under the new owner because the new owner may not want to hire a part timer.

And that got me thingking, the future of pharmacy job is not very clear, just like any other jobs. Apparently the graduates exceed the amount of work placements available. Meaning, it's gonna be harder to find a job in the future. As well as this, what if say, I get married and have children lol. It'd be even harder to find a job because I wouldn't be able to work much. Also, in order to keep my Pharmacist license I cannot neglect work for more than 2 or 3 years (not sure).

Hmmm... It's a thought that a Pharmacy student would have to think about....
But as the pharmacist said to me: The pharmacy students in their final year now would be worrying, but for you, don't worry, the future could actually be better :) yay!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Oh, Christmas lights, keep shining on :)

Christmas night
Another fight
Tears we cried, a flood
Got all kinds of poison in
Of poison in my blood
I took my feet to Oxford Street
Tried to right a wrong
Just walk away, those windows say
But I can't believe she's gone

When you're still waiting for the snow to fall
It doesn't really feel like Christmas at all

Cup of candles, oh they flicker
Oh, they flicker and they flow
And I'm up here holding onto all those chandeliers of hope
Like some drunken Elvis singing
I go singing out of tune
Saying how I always loved you, darling
And I always will

But when you're still waiting for the snow to fall
Doesn't really feel like Christmas at all
When you're still waiting for the snow to fall
It doesn't really feel like Christmas at all

Those Christmas lights
Light up the street
Down where the sea and city meet
May all your troubles soon be gone
Oh, Christmas lights, keep shining on

Those Christmas lights
Light up the street
Maybe they'll bring her back to me
Then all my troubles will soon be gone
Oh, Christmas lights, keep shining on

Those Christmas lights
Light up the street
Light up the fireworks in me
May all your troubles soon be gone
Those Christmas lights, keep shining on 

Christmas Lights by Coldplay