Thursday, December 25, 2014

This Christmas is Different!


Merry Christmas to all my friends and family members, and to you (who are reading this blog post). =D
My Christmas wish for you is that you feel the glow and sparkle of the holiday season throughout the year to come. And may 2015 be a good year to you, fill with lots of lucks, happiness and joy.

25th December 2014. Christmas Day. Today, is a special day. It is different from my other Christmas days for the past 22 years. I am working. I am on-call for toxic cases (TDM). I am all alone at home playing ukulele and suddenly I received a call from HO. And so, my Christmas day becomes different.  

I am here typing this blog post in TDM room while waiting for results. Feeling..... erm...... neutral. Just being a little annoyed because I have to work due to other's forgetfulness. Oh well, since I have nothing to do at home (apart from learning ukulele), I feel alright. =) Holiday is suppose to be fun and filled with smiles. So I am not gonna have any negative feelings. Shooo!

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This is my first blog update in December. Getting lazier since I started working. Oopss! My life has been very busy and time passed really really fast. I can't believe that I've worked for 6 months and 9 days! Oh-Emm-Gee.. Life is good in Alor Star and I am working in a comfortable environment. Sad thing is, I have to see good friends leaving me after they finished their PRP. I hang out with them almost 24/7 and now they left and some are leaving soon. ='( I MISS THEM.

Appreciate every moment you spent with everyone around you. 

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Think differently!

Started to read articles about financing and came across with Warren Buffett's quotes. Good things are suppose to be share and hence I've decided to share the quotes HERE with my family, friends and readers!

Quotes that are short, but trigger people, at least myself, to learn.

-->  "Rule No. 1: Don't lose money. Rule No. 2: Don't forget Rule No.1"

--> "You don't have to be a genius to invest well. But, master the theories"

Asking a science student to deal with figures. It is a bit tough for me as I can confuse with credit debit, not to say ROI and Value investing. Time to read and learn something new!! =D

Saturday, November 15, 2014

新歌心情:时不知归 (周传雄)

朋友大大力推荐了周传雄的新歌 -- 时不知归。要去搜索这首歌时,并没有什么期待的心情。反之在这种情况之下,这首歌吸引了我。歌词的甜度,是像水果般的甜,需要咬下去才感受得到的。(有些歌词会浅白地表达甜度,反而容易一下子就听腻了)

好听!绝对要分享的啦!=D

今天又获知朋友求婚成功的喜讯!甜甜甜!天啊,是要我到医院去偷胰岛素来打一下是吗?XD



《時不知歸》
詞:陳信榮 曲:周傳雄 導演:山畝

因為有你 所以願意
牽引心靈 來到這裡
豐沛的感情 串連著兩顆心
這個世界 喜樂平靜

因為有你 是背後的堡壘
你的寬容 樸素優美 
執子之手 無怨無悔
像魚兒前後隨行共陶醉

愛時不知歸 淪陷在你眼眸裡
複雜的遊戲 我用簡單的心情
若不能時常在一起也願能隨時找你
分享心情忘了歸期因為你

愛時不知歸 淪陷在你臂彎裡
洄游的雨季 我有迷路的勇氣 
在十分濃烈的時候也還能若即若離
完美和諧無需解釋的默契

Monday, November 10, 2014

For my lost

A day to remember --- I lost my purse for the first time of my life.
It was my graduation gift from mom. Pretty sad thinking about it. It is just 6 months old. Oh dear, what happened actually? I have no idea where I lost it.

After today's incident, I realized how important is my purse to me. It seems to represent my life. A stage of life. Losing it makes me feel like I should start a new life, perhaps.

I should work harder for my dream.
I should treasure every moment from now.
I'm grateful with what I have in my life.
I've learnt that losing someone in life is an essential path of life.
Grab things that you want and never let go. That includes happiness and dream.
Presents get lesser as you grow older but they become more meaningful.

Random thoughts..... Haha... Mind not functioning well.
Oh well, I'm mourning for my lost tonight. I will miss you.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Forensic exam!!!

Having a great housemate is awesome! 
You know who you are. Never fail to enlighten my gloomy days.
Thanks for the gift! I'm energetic to study tonight! 
Forensic exam! See you tomorrow for the first and last time.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

流浪。快乐吗?

我要。流浪。
我要。背着大背包赤脚旅行
没钱。会真的快乐吗?

(话说今天看到一位背着大背包的流浪汉,有感而发地写出来的。)

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Liver cancer - how could you?!

Saw a patient in the ward, newly diagnosed with hepatoma (liver cancer). Deep in my heart, I was crying. I talked to him when he just came into the ward, he is cheerful but thin. He reminded me about my grandpa - who also seem very cheerful before he was diagnosed. This uncle is as unlucky as my grandpa as his management plan for his cancer is just palliative care. This is so common for hepatoma patient --> once diagnosed, mostly of end stage already. 

I saw him twice in the ward before I took off for a long weekend. Right after my holiday, I visited him again. This time, he seems thinner. He complaint about loss of appetite and his stomach felt uncomfortable. That moment, he has no idea about his cancer. And I, tried to hold back my tears. Grandpa complaint that before too. I remember how grandpa's tummy got so swollen and upset at the end of his days. It was painful for grandpa, and for us. Looking at this uncle's family members, I can see myself in it. They are trying to act cheerful and tried to hide their sadness. 

I hope uncle can live with this condition for a longer time with less suffering, to spend more quality time with his family. He is really nice and I did had a good chat with him. I'll pray for you, uncle. 

Grandpa, you've left us for more than 3 years. We miss you so much.
 Liver cancer. 3 months prognosis. That was short. I remember how hard it was to watch you leave. I remember it was me who asked you to go hospital for some morphine when you're suffering -- and that after your condition deteriorated badly. T_T I do hope you won't blame me. I just want you to have less pain. Hope you are doing well in another world. Miss you xx

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Everything will be OK

"Everything will be ok!" ~~ I was telling myself today. 
You may feel like crap now, but things happened. 
Accept and move on with a big smile. 
Learn along the way, darling! 



Thursday, October 9, 2014

PRP Life: Life is fragile

Seeing more patients day by day, and I realized that life is really fragile. This evening I just see the patient and family members entering the ward, the next morning when I wanted to interview them about their medications, they were gone. In a night, people may just lost their life. 

That experience taught me a lesson: 
Never think that there will be next time. Finish what you want to do at the moment immediately. Next time may be just too late to say. Want to say "I love you"? Say it. Want to give a hug? Do it. Want to share a story? Tell it. Want to clarify some misunderstanding? Do it. DON'T WAIT ANYMORE... 

Sunday, October 5, 2014

[Sharing is Caring] 20 Things You Should Know about Dating An Independent Girl

Read an article about 20 things you should know about dating an independent girl (friend posted a link on Facebook) and find it interesting to share.

Independent girl? Can I consider myself as one? Hmmm.... Of the 20 things listed, I think I can happily fit myself into many of them. *claps* This makes me happy because I don't have high potential to be an over-attached girl. 

I love to be alone. I can climb up and down to fix things. I can clean up my own messes (which I usually creates a lot of them). Independent? I think I learnt it from time and experiences. Living away from home will definitely make you independent. 

This is my 6th year living away from home for good. From Penang to KL to Melbourne to KL to Alor Star. My happening life journey gave me the chance to learn and develop the ability to live independently. I may not be good in managing myself and my life still. But I'm grateful that I've given a chance to learn. 

Won't I feel homesick? Of course I will, but I will not cry like a baby anymore. Home is the best place in the world -- everyone's comfort zone. But being an adult, I feel the need to step out of our comfort zone, to take up challenges in life, while still cherish the moment spent with family members. 

(Notes to self) Things I need to learn
--> Learn to multitask and spend time wisely
--> Work hard to earn a good life for your family
--> Be good to everyone around you
--> Grab any opportunity -- they will not be there forever to wait for you to decide
--> Be independent

Have a good read of the article below! =D
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20 Things You should Know About Dating An Independent Girl
(adopted content from ThoughtCatalog -- LINK HERE)

1. We need alone time. 
A little each day and more than a little on other days. It doesn’t mean we’ve lost interest in you.

2. We don’t mind if you don’t call or text us every second. 
We like it. We won’t be contacting you either. That said, if you’re late, don’t keep us guessing as to when you’ll show up as we’ll make other plans.

3. We can clean up our own messes.
We’re not waiting around for you to fix our problems.

4. We are perfectly fine doing chores, running errands, and exercising by ourselves. 
If you want to join us, we’re glad to have you along, but don’t talk to us while we’re in the zone.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

PRP Life: TIredness

Happily did my Methadone shift on Raya Haji weekend. Was very chill in the morning but after methadone session, I was bombarded with 4 bedside counseling. Sore throat. *cough cough* There goes my Saturday. Finished work at 2pm (instead of 11.30am). 

Can PRP life be less tiring????

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

PRP Life: First Ward Round EVER

I'm finally in clinical attachment! Nervous and really looking forward to learn new things. 

I'm grateful that I have the chance to follow a grand ward round today with 2 consultants. They are so kind and willing to teach the HO, at the same time I could listen and learn =D Feel good to learn so many things in such a short time. Brain feeling a little congested. 

Time to clear up my mind before going to sleep. Study study study. I'm really amazed by the clinical pharmacist who can remember every single patient with their "complicated" condition. I want to be like them, one day. 

Appreciate the chance given to learn. Thank you.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Move on

I was talking to a friend today and I was told that "If you move on, you will find something better". 

It's true. I agree. I've tried holding on something for years and it just kept coming back and worn me out. Indeed, once I move on, I feel happier. Relax. Grateful. 

Ever tried holding on something for a long time? 
A belief? A relationship? A friend? An attitude? A dream?
If it is something not feasible after trying a few times, why don't try to let it go?
Let it go and MOVE ON. 
Maybe, you will find something different. Something fruitful.
You'll never know what will come next.
You'll never know what God has planned for us.

No harm trying.
No harm trying again and again. 
Same concept, no harm trying to let go.
No harm trying to MOVE ON.

We need to keep moving, keep moving, keep moving.
Don't stay at the same place and stone. 
Life should not be wasted by stopping at a stop for too long. 
LET'S MOVE ON!



Sunday, September 21, 2014

PRP Life: My TDM Journal (Part 2)

Continue from Part 1

TDM Day 4 (Thursday)
TGIT (Thank God It's Thursday)! Went to work happily because I planned to go home. Packed my stuff and rushed to work. Deep in my heart, I know it is gonna be a bad day. Machine was still malfunction and how should we run our samples? Go other hospitals? Sungai Petani? Penang? Kangar? or elsewhere?

Reached hospital and had discussion with the boss. Decision: bring blood samples to Penang and run. And, I have to go, without being able to claim back petrol. T__T 

After the discussion, I was quite worried as I was really new in the department, just 2 days experience. My friend and I were discussing and trying to think for a better solution. Boss doesn't allow both of us to go together. Sad. After 1 hour of mental preparation, I'm ready to go. 

Who knows, I received a call from another hospital, saying that they are willing to help us. They could help us with everything and hence I don't have to worry anymore. YEAH~~ Happily, we sent all the samples to that KIND hospital and waited for results. 

Jeng Jeng! The engineer came at 12pm and fixed our dear machines. *claps* Then, we are able to run new samples that are sent to us in the afternoon. Reported results. Done with our work. Sit and wait for call from that KIND hospital. *dot.... dot.....dot......*

At 5pm, we called that KIND hospital to trace results. (We should finish work by 3.30pm but we waited till 5pm because their hospital finish work at 5pm) GREAT! They only provide us with VERY VERY FEW RESULTS. Only 15% of what we've sent. WHAT??!! Then, they told us that they plan to do the rest the next day. 6 hours of work and only did so few, and now they say they wanna go home. We were really helpless that time and decided to travel to that hospital to get our samples back. Precious blood samples. =3

Used 2 hours to travel to the hospital and reach back our workplace around 9pm. Threw all our blood samples into the machine to run and had KFC as our dinner while waiting. Thank you boss for the treat and thanks for the drive. Waited for results, key in into the system and informed the results. It was already 12am when we finally finish our work and leave hospital.

7.30am till 12am work. What an experience. 


I really "appreciate" what that KIND hospital has done to us. Please don't offer to help when you don't have the ability. Gave us hope and gave us a hell-like day. "THANK YOU"

Thursday, September 18, 2014

致:2013年的我

致:2013年的我

亲爱的我,2013年的这个时候你快乐吗?是不是很开心有人每天定时定刻和你聊天?是不是有时候觉得有点烦?现在的你,可不那么想。

你知道吗?那个人从你的生活中消失了。可惜吧!现在的我觉得疑惑且不习惯。我可以慢慢适应的。只是想说,有些东西,不会永远存在。珍惜及把握当下吧!爱你。

                                                                                                                        2014年的我

Friday, September 12, 2014

【等一个人咖啡】电影观后感

“这世界上,每一个人,都在等一个人” -- 【等一个人咖啡】

你,找到了吗?

看完九把刀的最新电影 - 等一个人咖啡,感动十分,电影里的名句不停地浮现在脑海里。九把刀,你真是太有才了!怎么能想到如此特别的题材。我一直抱着去看一部普普通通在咖啡馆等心上人的电影,可故事情节却完全是预料之外的。*拍手叫好*


电影已经上映了好一阵子了。我不算是跟在潮流尖端,一上映就飞奔电影院的九把刀超级粉丝。但我已经把这电影列入非看不可的电影。可能是有周慧敏的加持吧!感觉是一个“肯定好看”级的电影。果然!没让我失望。哭点超低的我,又在电影院狂哭一番。

电影里,每个人都有每个人的坚持。坚持的等,坚持的相信,坚持的守候,坚持对自己的尊重。我突然发现,我好像没在为一件事情坚持。可悲!


哭到不行的电影名句:

1) “你的笑容,是我这辈子最想得到的宝藏。”
2) “ 我们的爱情最大的遗憾是没有缘分”
3) “对不起。我这辈子最遗憾的事,就是没有缘分陪你一起变老”
4)“我好怕再也遇不到一个为我挡刀的人了”

短短一句,却有很深的意思的名句:

1) “雨不会永远一直下”
2) “爱情,不谈愧疚”

此外,电影中的配乐也都超好听的!相信大家也都耳熟能详了吧!听着歌曲,回味着电影情节。等。一个人。咖啡。(突然好想去咖啡厅哦!)






你就是你,我才能是我
彼此都是彼此的缺口

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

PRP Life: My TDM Journal (Part 1)

Therapeutic Drug Monitoring (TDM) is a part of pharmacy service in hospital, which many people aren't aware of. TDM provides service to measure the medication concentrations in blood, mainly focus on drugs with narrow therapeutic index (which means the drugs can be easily under- or overdosed; and may have serious adverse effects if the level is out of range). Hence, TDM is important to help the healthcare team to individually adjust the dose according to patient's latest condition. 

Being a provisionally registered pharmacist (PRP), I have the chance to attach to TDM department in my hospital for a month. I was quite happy to attach to this department as it is something different. We need to deal with machines, blood samples, calculations, etc...... Unlike outpatient and inpatient department, we did not directly supply medication to the patients. TDM department provide results of current drug concentration in the blood and provide recommendation to the healthcare team. Doctors will then decide to follow our recommendation or not, to provide the ultimate care to the patients. 

Sounds interesting isn't it? But let me share with you my first 3 days of attachment in TDM. Most happening rotation ever! 
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TDM Day 1 (Monday):
My first day in the new department and I felt a little stressed up. I've deal with patients in Outpatient Department (OPD) for a month and now I'm in the room, full with machines. Machines aren't my kind of thing because I'm literally a technology noob. Oh well, I'm glad that I have an awesome friend entering this department together. With her around, I feel calmer. 

So the first day was HECTIC. I'm new and yet there are many samples flooding in. Oh no, why during my first day?! Well, I have to run samples from antibiotics, anti-epileptics, to immunosuppressants (which normally run every Tuesdays).

We were so busy until we have to skip lunch to finish our work. And yet, we still finish our work late, around 6.30pm. What a day. But I'm grateful that I've given the chance to learn so many things in a day. Challenging. =)

Serum Serum! My buddy for a month!


TDM Day 2 (Tuesday):
Second day in TDM and I was quite tense since 7.30am. First day experience was quite a shock to me and hence I was hoping that Day 2 will be less hectic. BUT, our TDM boss took off. Hence, left 2 of us and we'll need to find other senior pharmacists to consult when we have problems. 

Things went quite smoothly in the morning. We centrifuged blood samples, send them into the machine, record result, etc etc.... *phewwwww......* We still manage to go for lunch, which was quite a great relief.

After lunch time, we had a surprise waiting for us! @_@ There's a serum sample from other hospital, which looks like urine. It was kept in a urine sample tube and there's a ball of unknown bugs in it. Fungi? Bugs? We had no idea what is it and it looks really disgusting. *just feel like vomiting* We called that hospital and confirmed with the pharmacist what is in the tube. They insisted that they sent us serum sample in urine tube. But well, with that disgusting bugs, we can't run that sample anyway. Grrrrrr....... 在TDM的日子,真的是度日如年。

P/S: That ball of bugs grew bigger at the end of the day. I really wonder what was that. Disgusting bugs. Tsk tsk....



Sunday, August 31, 2014

An Experience on Merdeka Day

NOTE: This is not gonna be a fancy story. 

Have you ever feel super exhausted on a public holiday?
It's Merdeka Day Long weekend and I felt exhausted, everyday.
It was suppose to be an entertaining weekend.
I have thought to enjoy my long weekend in KL.
I have thought to enjoy my long weekend in Langkawi.
I have thought to enjoy my long weekend in Redang.
I have thought to enjoy my long weekend in Ipoh. 
Because I was reluctant
Because I have a reason to stay home
So that's it
My long weekend has no beach, no shopping mall, no nice cafe, no nice resort.
I have to work and drive and spent some time with family.

The story begins........
I was driving back to Alor Star from Taiping.
I was extremely not in good condition.
I was sleepy but I have no choice.
On the way to Alor Star, I broke down because my eyes and body couldn't take it anymore
I was on the highway and I have no choice but to shed my tears and continue my journey to the north.
I never knew my body will react such when it is exhausted
A different experience
On my last day of holiday
Hari Merdeka
A day to remember

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

好令人担心的九月要来啦!

忙碌的九月要来临了
一点都提不起劲儿
不了解   不了解
不期待   不期待
我每天必须不停输入正能量
好让我可以面对那恐怖的班表

我委屈    我忍受    我担心  
谁可以救我   谁了解我的烦恼
叫天天不应的时候我该怎么办
万一真的手忙脚乱,我该怎么办
我不是对伙伴没有信心
我对我自己的能力也有所保留
天啊!怎么办啊!

我要冷静
我必须冷静
我一定要冷静
船到桥头自然直
求神拜佛,行行好吧!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Taylor Swift's New Song -- Shake it Off



Taylor Swift released her new music video 2 days ago, and I just watched it last night. To me, all her songs are great, including the new one. The melody can't stop playing in my mind now, just like what happened when I listen to "Mine" back then. 

"Fakers gonna fake, Haters gonna hate, You can choose to Shake it Off" -- the message I got from this message. Well said Taylor Swift!

A few words for myself after listening to this song:

"You can choose to be who you are. People's comments shall be filtered and digest, and to be used to improve yourself. Never let people put you down. You should love who you are, and try to be a better person, day by day."



Lyrics of the song. ENJOY!!
I stay out too late
Got nothing in my brain
That's what people say, mmm-mmm
That's what people say, mmm-mmm

I go on to many dates [chuckle]
But I can't make 'em stay
At least that's what people say, mmm-mmm
That's what people say, mmm-mmm

But I just keep on cruising
Can't stop, won't stop moving
It's like I got this music
In my mind
Singing, "It's gonna be alright."

'Cause the players gonna play, play, play, play, play
And the haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate
Baby, I'm just gonna shake, shake, shake, shake, shake
I shake it off, I shake it off
Heart-breakers gonna break, break, break, break, break
And the fakers gonna fake, fake, fake, fake, fake
Baby, I'm just gonna shake, shake, shake, shake, shake
I shake it off, I shake it off

I never miss a beat
I'm lightning on my feet
And that's what they don't see, mmm-mmm
And that's what they don't see, mmm-mmm

I'm dancing on my own (dancing on my own)
I make the moves up as I go (moves up as I go)
And that's what they don't know, mmm-mmm
And that's what they don't know, mmm-mmm

But I just keep on cruising
Can't stop, won't stop grooving
It's like I got this music
In my mind
Singing, "It's gonna be alright."

'Cause the players gonna play, play, play, play, play
And the haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate
Baby, I'm just gonna shake, shake, shake, shake, shake
I shake it off, I shake it off
Heart-breakers gonna break, break, break, break, break
And the fakers gonna fake, fake, fake, fake, fake
Baby, I'm just gonna shake, shake, shake, shake, shake
I shake it off, I shake it off

Shake it off, I shake it off,
I, I, I shake it off, I shake it off,
I, I, I shake it off, I shake it off,
I, I, I shake it off, I shake it off

Hey, hey, hey
Just think while you've been getting down and about the liars and the dirty, dirty cheats of the world,
You could've been getting down to this sick beats

My ex-man brought his new girlfriend
She's like "Oh, my god, I'm just gonna shake."
And to the fella over there with the hella good hair
Won't you come on over, baby? We can shake, shake, shake

Yeah

'Cause the players gonna play, play, play, play, play
And the haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate
I'm just gonna shake, shake, shake, shake, shake
I shake it off, I shake it off
Heart-breakers gonna break, break, break, break, break
And the fakers gonna fake, fake, fake, fake, fake
Baby, I'm just gonna shake, shake, shake, shake, shake
I shake it off, I shake it off

Shake it off, I shake it off,
I, I, I shake it off, I shake it off,
I, I, I shake it off, I shake it off
I, I, I shake it off, I shake it off

Shake it off, I shake it off,
I, I, I shake it off, I shake it off,
I, I, I shake it off, I shake it off,
I, I, I shake it off, I shake it off

Shake it off, I shake it off,
I, I, I shake it off, I shake it off,
I, I, I shake it off, I shake it off,
I, I, I shake it off, I shake it off

Monday, August 11, 2014

The Fault in Our Stars -- Tears and Music


"The Fault In Our Stars" -- A must watch movie for 2014.

I've been waiting for a chance to watch this movie as the trailer seems really touching. Finally, I get to watch it after weeks because this movie isn't showing in Alor Star cinema. HOW SAD. 

I promise I will not be the spoiler of the movie but I really want to share the soundtracks in this movie. They are so nice and blended into the movie very well. Love it!

I cried involuntarily a few times in cinema and I really want to know if you had the same experience. Share with me =D 

A sick love story. A story between Hazel and Gus. A promise.

Music time! Some of my favourite songs from this movie. They are very good and mostly are country songs. ENJOY!!














Sunday, July 27, 2014

Colbie Caillat - Try

DO YOU AGREE?? --- We always wanna look good to appeal people, to attract attention, to make people feel comfortable. So we put on make up, we style our hair, we build up muscles, we buy branded clothes/bags/accessories.

But this song, reminded me that I should be who I am, not to TRY to do something that is not ME. TRY, by Colbie Caillat, a nice song that I heard in radio and would like to share with everyone out there.

Love yourself, have a good life. Don't try to be like someone else, you are who you are. Show your personalities with confidence and people will accept you. =)





Oooh
Oooh

Put your make-up on
Get your nails done
Curl your hair
Run the extra mile
Keep it slim so they like you, do they like you?

Get your sexy on
Don't be shy, girl
Take it off
This is what you want, to belong, so they like you
Do you like you?

You don't have to try so hard
You don't have to, give it all away
You just have to get up, get up, get up, get up
You don't have to change a single thing
You don't have to try, try, try, try
You don't have to try, try, try, try
You don't have to try, try, try, try
You don't have to try
Yooou don't have to try

Oooh
Oooh

Get your shopping on, at the mall, max your credit cards
You don't have to choose, buy it all, so they like you
Do they like you?
Wait a second,
Why, should you care, what they think of you
When you're all alone, by yourself, do you like you?
Do you like you?

You don't have to try so hard
You don't have to, give it all away
You just have to get up, get up, get up, get up
You don't have to change a single thing
You don't have to try so hard
You don't have to bend until you break
You just have to get up, get up, get up, get up
You don't have to change a single thing

You don't have to try, try, try, try
You don't have to try, try, try, try
You don't have to try, try, try, try
You don't have to try
You don't have to try, try, try, try
You don't have to try, try, try, try
You don't have to try, try, try, try
You don't have to try
Yooou don't have to try

Oooh
Oooh

You don't have to try so hard
You don't have to, give it all away
You just have to get up, get up, get up, get up
You don't have to change a single thing

You don't have to try, try, try, try
You don't have to try, try, try, try
You don't have to try
You don't have to try

Take your make-up off
Let your hair down
Take a breath
Look into the mirror, at yourself
Don't you like you?
Cause I like you




Saturday, July 5, 2014

Review: Xiaomi Powerbank 10400mAh

Sorry for the late update!
I've been busy starting my new life -- working as a provisional registered pharmacist (PRP) in Hospital Sultanah Bahiyah (HSB), Alor Star. Busy revising and also slack over the weekend. =P I will talk about my life as PRP in the next post. Now, I am going to share with you my experience using Xiaomi powerbank.


This cute powerbank arrived after a week of purchase.
I can still remember how my hand shake while trying to grab this powerbank online. Crazy.

Till now, people are still trying to grab their Xiaomi Powerbank every Tuesday and they still sold out within minutes. HOW COME??? 

But well, I would say that it is kinda worthy to buy this powerbank. Why???
Let me list down a few good points:

1) It is CHEAP --- 10400mAh for RM36 ---> Definitely cheaper than other brand-less powerbank in those computer/phone accessories shop.
2) It is SMALL -- very easy to carry it around.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Xiaomi Powerbank (10th June) -- Happiness Overload

HAPPINESS OVERLOAD!!!! 
Finally, it is my turn to order Xiaomi Powerbank successfully!  *fireworks*
Second time trying and my first time experience was horrible. 5000 units for sales and all of them sold out in 1 minute 2 s. This time, they have 10000 units and I have more chance. So yeah, got my 10400mAh Xiaomi Powerbank for RM36!


 
Ordered and paid in 3 minutes! Can't wait to get my powerbank. =D
I logged into www.mi.com/my around 11.15am and started waiting. Really happy that Xiaomi did not disappoint me again, with another failure. =D =D =D With my shaky hand, I checked out and made payment in less than 3 minutes. My "kia-su-ness" level quite high.

Ok, what is so cool about Xiaomi powerbank? It is a competition to buy it online. Everyone log on to the page and start grabbing at 12pm and if you successfully bought one, you will feel like a "hey-look-my-hands-are-fast-and-with-a-bit-of-luck".

To make sure you stand a higher chance to buy Xiaomi powerbank, please read their buying guide! They did inform buyers days ahead to prepare for the sales. So, create your account and logged in with Google Chrome (autofill setting will ease your purchase competition).

Read the guide below (got it from Xiaomi Malaysia Facebook page):



Take a look at the Mi Power Bank description before buying.


This round (10th June 2014), everything sold out in 6 minutes 30 seconds (Longer time used compared to last batch). No wonder I can get mine! Good luck for those who hasn't get one, try your luck for next batch!!


CAN'T WAIT TO DO A REVIEW ON MI POWERBANK!!!!!! =D

Thursday, June 5, 2014

马来西亚查某 の 特色篇

最近有一首在网络爆红的歌曲 "Malaysia Chabor"(马来西亚查某), 点击人数近2百万次,真的是所谓的红得不明不白。歌曲曲风可爱,朗朗上口,再加上有美女当演唱人,不红,很难。

Chabor (查某),其实是福建人称女孩、女人的名词。马来西亚是多元种族的国家,当然我们会说几种语言和方言,不稀奇,所以不要被歌词吓到 -- 福建+华语+马来文+韩语 (太多元化了吧!)

歌词里形容的是演唱人四叶草的心声。当然,马来西亚查某大致上来说也是很有特色的--怎么说?让我一一列下来。

1) 爱吃 - 马来西亚美食摆在眼前,能不吃吗?沙爹,煎蕊,椰浆饭,Roti canai, etc etc... 数不尽的美食,意志力要多坚定啊!吃饭前帮食物来张 #fotd (food of the day) 上传Facebook, Instagram的女孩,我身边还蛮多的。

2) 美丽 - 马来西亚有很多美女代表。更有人说”山城美女多”(怡保)。就连个州首府都有着那么吸引人的封号,证明我不是乱掰的。代表人物包括明星杨紫琼,梁静茹,Amber Chia, 李心洁, Siti Nurhaliza, ;部落格名人 Jane chuck, 模特儿 Venice Min 等等。。。等等。。。当然不可以少了最近很红的四叶草Joyce Chu。

3) 语文能力强 - 马来西亚查某至少会两种语言(英文,Melayu)。会三种以上的其实也很多。华语,当然少不了。淡米尔文、方言、日语、韩语也很普遍。

4) 热情 - 身在热带国家,能不热情吗?三大种族和平共处的国度,国民很难不热情,不友善。

列下来的,大家还认同吗?

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Support my food & travel blog facebook page!!!

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Sunday, June 1, 2014

好人好事。感恩

不要感到迷茫, 不要沮丧
世界真的充满了爱和希望
机会是会出现的
不要放弃希望,更不要放弃生命

要记得:
身边发生的每件小事 --> 要珍惜,感恩
身边的人们 --> 要珍惜,把握在一起的时间
身边出现的机会 --> 要感恩,惜福,把握

有本书说,
你越懂得感恩,好事就越常发生
很多人有 Project Happy 100 Days, 我有 Project 感恩 Everyday.

微笑度过每一天 =)

感恩我所拥有的机会。

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Little achievement from Malaysia Chabor: Blog post made it to the first search result in Google

Yeah!! I'm happy today! My blog post on "Malaysia Chabor" make it to the first search result in google. 


 

This morning, I was wondering why I have so many views for that quite-normal-song-sharing post. So I tried to google "Malaysia Chabor" (yes, that's the search term) and my blog post is on the top list. First search result! WOW!! 


Never in my blogging life I've made such "achievement". It might not be anything to some, or most, bloggers, but I'm very happy with such small "achievement". 

This motivates me to keep blogging and inspired me as well, to write another version of Malaysia Chabor. Wait for "Malaysia Chabor TWO" blog post. Will it be a song? A poem? A short story?? You will know it soon. Stay tuned!! XOXO

Monday, May 26, 2014

For One More Day

Last week, I finished reading a book by Mitch Albom - For One More Day. This is my first book of Mitch Albom and I really like this author. Heard about him from friends who read "Tuesdays with Morrie", "The Five People You Meet in Heaven". The story was really inspiring and it should be read by anyone who ever thought of committing suicide.

This book is about mortality -- a person who tried to commit suicide and had the chance to spent one day with his mom, who passed away for decades. The plot is pretty interesting and I would recommend this book to all my readers and friends. This book is quite thin and for people who are lazy to read, just like me, this is readable. =D

How this book inspired me?


1) Appreciate people around us, especially our family members. You might want to chase your dream, but please stop and consider, maybe you should stay for them.

2) Never end your own life. Your parents gave you the opportunity to live. They sacrificed so much for you, the time spent, the love, the money, the tears, the joy, etc. Why would you want to end it because of a small matter? Can your problem be more serious than a life, than all the hard work your family spent on you? NEVER! 


3) Listen to stories of people you love. It may not be the same story as what you've imagined, what you've expected. 

Enjoy reading the book! I have a copy if you need one. =) 

Friday, May 23, 2014

Song to share: Malaysia Chabor by Joyce Chu 四叶草

Few days back, I watched a video about Namewee composing a song on the spot for Joyce Chu (one of the RedPeople). At the end of the video, there's a preview of Joyce Chu's music video for that song. I'm quite interested to watch that video and it was released few hours ago! Woohoo!!

The song is about that famous girl, always being called a korean, trying to tell the whole world that she's from Malaysia. The song title itself tells everything -- Malaysia Chabor (Malaysian Girl).
[Just for your information, just in case you aren't from Malaysia, Chabor is Hokkien, which means Girl.]

I find the melody is cute and it sticks to my brain since I watched Namewee's video few days back. For the singer, she's cute too! Not to say that this is a very amazing song, but it is something cute to share. =D

Enjoy the video!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

A-B-C

Yesterday night, I was having a hard time to sleep. There's too many things for me to think at night--> the very sad part of a slightly hyperactive person. Having insomnia is not that bad when I can think of something nice. I want to write this down and share it with my readers and friends/family.

This post is gonna be easy, it's all about A-B-C. When we were young, we were thought A-B-C in this way:
" A for Apple, B for Boy, C for Cat, D for Dog, E for Elephant, F for Fish, G for Girl, H for Horse,.........." You remember your kindergarden rhyme?  

As we grow older, we have a different set of A-B-C. In different setting or different role, we think differently. Let me list down a few of my A-B-Cs.

As a girl who like to travel, here's my traveler's A-B-C:
A: Aeroplane       (Fly Fly Fly. How can one travel without flying?)
B: Bus                (Traveler needs to make sure they know how to take bus or other transportation. Save money and you will be able to explore a city's public transportation system)
C: Cash              (How to travel without cash in my pocket?) 
D: Diary             (Keep a travel diary if possible.)
E: Europe           (I believe this is every traveler's dreamland)
F: Flip Flop         (You need a pair of flip flop whenever you travel, especially when you stay in backpackers with shared bathroom.)
G: Google           (Google is a very useful tool, where you can search for whatever-you-need-while-traveling)
H: Hotel/Hostel    (Depends on your budget. Book a clean and comfortable accommodation, whenever you go.)
I: Independence   (When you are traveling, you are away from home. You need to be on your own, and be independent.)
J: Jacket              (Bring a jacket while traveling. Weather at other countries are more unpredictable than Malaysia.)
K: Key                (Remember to hold on to your keys, especially your room key and luggage key)
L: Luggage          (Have a special luggage, so that it save your time to search for your luggage and the pick up area)
M: Map               (How to travel without a map? Essential tool!)
N: New Zealand   (Another of my dreamland)
O: Offer               (Always eye for offers - flight/accommodation/restaurant/etc)
P: Phone              (Must bring along your phone while traveling. You need to communicate with your loved one, to let them know that you're safe and to share with them your joy.)
Q: Question          (Always ask questions if you are lost. Locals are kind, but make sure you know how to choose nice people to ask for direction.)
R: Random           (Sometimes, you need to be random to make the trip more exciting)
S: SIM                 (Buy a local SIM card and save some buck. International roaming is always a pain)
T: Travel              (A traveler is addicted to traveling. Travel whenever you can)
U: Universal adaptor (A essential item to bring while you travel)
V: Venice             (I want to go there, and stay for at least a month. XD)
W: World              (The world is too big and too tempting)
X: eXtra                (Bring extra shirt, just in case) 
Y: whY                 (Always ask WHY in a new place. WHY this place becomes a tourist spot? Look up for their history and story)
Z: Zyrtec               (Forever travel buddy, for my cold rash)


Life is as easy as A-B-C. What is your version of A-B-C?

Sunday, May 18, 2014

The cold never bother be anyway - NOT FROZEN


YEAH!! It's time for me to activate my brain again, after having it "frozen" for almost 6 months. This is a #throwback photo from my Taiwan Trip 2014 in April, taken in Hello Kitty Sweets Cafe. I wrote a blog post about my visit to this cafe in my food and travel blog, please click here to read. =)

It is less than a month to officially start my PRP (Pre-Registration Pharmacist) year in Kedah. Ah well, I still have no idea which hospital that I'll be heading to. *pray hard* Before starting my job as a pharmacist, I found another job, which allows me to work from home and it is something I like too! It is gonna start in a few minutes time, so yeah, wish me luck!

P/S: Should I start a Happy Days Project like what others did? Hmmmm.........


Thursday, May 15, 2014

暧昧太久,你真的爱他吗?

看了篇文章,作者说,若暧昧太久,他/她应该是不够爱你。或许只是习惯你的存在,喜欢你的陪伴,没有进一步的行动,其实是因为不够爱。

爱,会让人有冲动要拥有一个人,真正可以和一个人共编一个未来。不够爱,就少了那份冲动。或许只是自私的想要有个人为你掏心掏肺,为你担忧,因为少了你的短讯而睡不着。暧昧关系不明,谁也不用负什么责任。

有道理吗?

Monday, May 12, 2014

Song to share: Billy Joel -- "She's always a woman to me"



PLAY THE SONG AND READ!

There's one day that I heard a song in the car while listening to Lite FM. I remember the chorus "She can takes care of herself, she can wait if she wants, she's ahead of her time". I tried to remember a line so that I can google when I'm home.

I was like WOW when I googled the song. Lyrics is so... so... inspiring to me. The song is by Billy Joel -- "She's always a woman to me".

But well, do men really like strong woman like this? I really wonder. But I do wish to be that woman in the song. Strong and smart, but being sweet when necessary. =D



~~"Be a lady"~~


Lyrics: 
She can kill with a smile
She can wound with her eyes
She can ruin your faith with her casual lies
And she only reveals what she wants you to see
She hides like a child
But she's always a woman to me

She can lead you to love
She can take you or leave you
She can ask for the truth
But she'll never believe
And she'll take what you give her as long as it's free
Yeah, she steals like a thief
But she's always a woman to me

[Chorus:]
Oh, she takes care of herself
She can wait if she wants
She's ahead of her time
Oh, and she never gives out
And she never gives in
She just changes her mind

She will promise you more
Than the Garden of Eden
Then she'll carelessly cut you
And laugh while you're bleedin'
But she'll bring out the best
And the worst you can be
Blame it all on yourself
Cause she's always a woman to me

[Chorus:]
Oh, she takes care of herself
She can wait if she wants
She's ahead of her time
Oh, and she never gives out
And she never gives in
She just changes her mind

She is frequently kind
And she's suddenly cruel
She can do as she pleases
She's nobody's fool
But she can't be convicted
She's earned her degree
And the most she will do
Is throw shadows at you
But she's always a woman to me