Had a terrifying nightmare of waking up at 4am in the morning and realizing that almost everything in my apartment had been stolen.
My fridge, the kitchen island, my baking equipment and my bags!!!
Was terrified in my dream. Then suddenly I was waking up, so I reassured myself that was probably just a dream - only to walk out to the living room to see the same thing again - everything was gone!
Doubly terrified and started wondering if I had insured my house for theft... then woke up again
This time for real, I went to the living room and thankfully everything was where it was supposed to be, but my apartment door was not locked. Locked it up and tried to go back to sleep but was too worked up by then to actually do so.
I think living alone is starting to take its toll on me. At night, every slightest sound makes me nervous. And I find it funny that in my dream the things that were missing were the things I have the most attachment to - baking equipment and bags!
Spent the whole day trying to improve my parking skills, which are woefully not that great.
My friends have been great - very patient and helpful.
I'll survive this. I think.
Have you ever fought for something for so long and so hard to the point that when you finally get it you're too tired to care anymore?
Suddenly you wonder why did you even bother.
Watched Nadal's 1st round match at Wimbledon. More to perve at his arms than anything else.
Anyway, I always find the commentaries hilarious. Yesterday's winner was, 'Andreas Beck looks like he's not going to back down. He really thinks he can win at least a set here. You know, it's really good that he has that attitude. Most people when they're 2 sets down tend to... you know, mentally pack up.'
Mentally pack up?
I suppose that's what I do every time I'm in Paeds clinic - mentally getting myself ready for a NOSH and mentally packing up the entire bay.
Dum Di Dum
I don't have much to do these days. Sure, I treat patients and go to uni. But that's pretty much it.
I know I should be studying but I just can't bring myself to look at textbooks. I also know that if I have nothing better to do with myself maybe
I should look into our research project. I could also do some insane cleaning or cooking. Instead I choose to lie in bed and do... nothing.
Books Glorious Books
Have just joined the local library and ordered a whole lot of books, all of which are children's fiction.
Yes, that is another one of my guilty pleasures. I love reading stories with happy endings and large font. I could spend hours just lying in bed reading fairy tales.
Can't wait to get my hands on them.
Decided to bake some Nutella cupcakes since I had nothing to eat or do.
Opened the oven to check if the cupcakes were done (press lightly with finger, if it bounces back it's ready to be taken out) and accidentally hit my hand on the rack.
Just a couple of days ago I was looking at my hands and told myself, "Wow, the scars I got from the accident have finally
decided to fade away! Woohoo!"
I guess it doesn't pay to rejoice too early. Now I have a one inch burn mark on my left hand. Burn marks take ages
to go away.
Oh well. At least the cupcakes turned out well.
You Were Meant For Me
When my friend told me she had a longstanding crush with a guy that I didn't know, I was very interested to meet said person.
When I met him, I thought he seemed like a decent guy, but couldn't really decide if they went well together or not.
Well, I was flipping through Facebook and saw a picture of them together. They looked so
good together, I wished they were together. I don't know how to explain it but it just looked... right.
They're not. :(
Saw this design somewhere online and had
to make it!!
I used a sugar cookie recipe as the base, a no bake cheesecake for the middle and strawberries to line the pan.
Was very pleased.
Woke up at 7am and had nothing planned.
Have not had a Saturday absolutely schedule-less for a long time, which was rather pleasant. Cooked myself some breakfast, brewed some tea and decided to go get a haircut.
After much indecision I decided that I would try to get bangs instead of my usual side-swept fringe.
I'm still not sure if I actually like it. Still taking time to get used to it. The last time I had a fringe was when I was 8 years old.
Other than that, I baked some cupcakes a couple of weeks ago but am putting it up now rather than before because of my inefficiency. It was for a friend's birthday.
I realize something about my baking. I never tailor the things to the situation. These cupcakes were for a 28 year old guy, yet I just went ahead and made the girliest cupcakes possible.
Take it or leave it, I say. Lol.
I've been waiting for this moment for years.
Finally convinced my parents that if they bought me a car, I would be able to drive it like any other normal person and would not abuse it.
When I ordered it I told the dealer to set the delivery date as 26th just in case the Australian dollar decided to go crazy and my parents had to wait for a favourable exchange rate. Anyway, turns out things were favourable, so I called up the salesperson to advance my delivery date.
I guess I didn't specify which
Saturday because he thought Saturday 28th, not 21st.
Now I have to wait another whole week
Patience. I need patience...
When there's only 1 demonstrator to about 7 students, things can get pretty tense, especially when your patient is complaining that she has to wait so long just for the demonstrator to come and check off things.
What I don't understand is why some people would hog the line. If you have a philosophical discussion that you want to delve into, go ahead after the clinic session is over
. Can't you &*@(#@ see there are 10 000 people in line?? (Alright. 6
people in line)Just show the demonstrator your prep and let him attend to the rest of us!
I actually timed it today and I spent 40 minutes standing around waiting for the demonstrator to come.
Labels: Dental School, Rants
"When you get to 5th year, you won't have to do any
more lab work. You can just send it all off to the lab!"
What a lie.
Not only do I still have to pour up my primary impressions and make my special trays, registration rims and Valmix pour ups, today the lab told me that if I wanted my denture back with teeth set in it I'd have to wait 4 weeks.
Seeing it was only 4 teeth that had to be set up, I decided to brave it.
I survived, only with copious amounts of help from the dental technician, who took pity on me when he realized that my way of setting teeth up was by massacring them.
Can't wait for the weekend!
Labels: Dental School
My housemate has gotten me hooked onto Love Song Dedications on weekday nights.
Somehow I enjoy listening to the messages that people have to send and the DJ's replies, which to be honest, can get to the point of being absolutely hilarious.
And the music! Sugar-coated words and confessions of love. Who can resist?
Cold Bucket Of Water
I decided that after half a year of doing nothing I should at least try to start studying, in anticipation of exams that will inevitably come at the end of the year.
Decided to start by looking at how much time I had and how much I had to study.
Like the proverbial splash of cold water on the face, I was jerked to reality.
There are 21 components (some gigantic, like Paeds. Some small, like .... I take that back. There's nothing small!) and I have 21 weeks to study them all. All
. On top of finding a presentation case and completing our research project.
Must not panic.Must not panic!!!
Labels: Dental School
Read an article about how to control one's shopping here
. Very useful list.
I think I've been getting better at making decisions when it comes to what I need vs what I want. I have a sneaking suspicion it has something to do with the fact that in 6 months, I'll be left to fend for myself and am now realizing the true
value of money.
Spent the day figuring out my wireless router. Have finally managed to encrypt my network (yes, it was un-encrypted for 1.5 years, we just couldn't be bothered to do anything about it). Also cleaned out my apartment ruthlessly.
Rather pleased with my productive day.
Self Improvement Blogs
I have to confess a secret weakness of mine.
Before I go to sleep at night and I have nothing to read, I'll log onto self-improvement blogs and read articles on how to become more motivated, more organized etc.
It's addictive. So addictive that now I know exactly how to be the most efficient person ever - if I could just start on some of the things I've learnt!
I have a paeds assignment that I've been putting of all weekend and a special tray that I still refuse to make.
Someone find a way to get me to just finish it off.
Labels: My Favourite Things
Went for IELTS today.
Pretty much consumed 7 hours of my life. Realized that I was very doubtful when it came to spelling. Things like... modeling. Penalized.
Glad it's over and I really
hope I get the score I want, or bad things will happen.
Rewarded myself with french fries, a soft serve cone from McDonalds and a Krispy Kreme donut.
Was in David Jones and saw a small bag from Tod's for the ridiculous price of AUD225, down from AUD595. I mean, omg!!!!! Was sooooo tempted to get it but managed to tear myself away from that place. I know it's the right thing to do but it still hurts. :(
There will be other bags next time.
After years of getting marks below the 80 mark in dentistry, it was a pleasant experience to take a test and actually get full marks for it.
Looked at the print out that announced that I scored 100% and felt... very pleased.
I am one step closer to getting a Victorian driving license!
The last time I had such a feeling was in secondary school math tests.
After one of the worst weeks I've experienced in the year I have somehow managed to emerge smiling.
Still can't believe my demonstrator ripped off the set up on a partial denture because he insisted it was a framework problem that was affecting the occlusion, not the teeth. All I could do was stand there while he ripped off every single tooth that was set in. Was it a framework problem? NO.
Thank God I wasn't the one who waxed up or else I would have probably just... cracked. As it is, I was still traumatized.
However, things can't remain down forever. I am looking forward to a complimentary facial at Lancome tomorrow. It's about time I do something about my blackheads.
Went to Gucci since it's the mind year sales are on now. Was moderately attracted to a monogram wallet with white leather trim with a starfish charm but decided to let it go. I'm in my I-have-enough-nice-things-there's-no-need-to-get-more mode now.
Looking forward to the weekend.
Labels: Dental School
You Are A Chocolate Ice Cream Girl
Dramatic. Powerful. Flirty.
You Belong in Spring
Optimistic, lively, and almost always happy with the world...
You can truly appreciate the blooming nature of spring.
Whether you're planting flowers or dyeing Easter eggs, spring is definitely your season!
You Are a Chocolate Mocha and Orange Cheesecake
Enthusiastic and intense, there's so much you love in the world... it's hard to do it all.
You are good at getting things to mix - friends, flavors, hobbies. You're the master of fusion!
My mind is only on one thing these days. I just want to get over it and move on with my life again.
On another note, will be going on a short trip on the Queen's Birthday weekend. Rather excited, yet at the same time I'm... cautious.
Longing for things to get back to normal again.
iBook Power Adaptor
I bought my first laptop just before coming to Trinity, when I was just shy of 18.
I'm just 23 and a half years old and I'm still
using the same laptop. It has served me well. True, sometimes it's a little bit slow and there are some things that just can't be run on it because the strain may cause it to keel over. But for most part, I'm rather attached to it.
However, the power adaptor is another story. For some reason Apple must have thought that it would be fun to give us a flimsy power adaptor so that we have to fork out AUD129 every time it snaps. I had to replace one 3 years ago, which I was pretty grumpy about. After that incident I decided to be extra careful with this one but yet 3 years ahead the same thing has happened.
Very aggravated. Am currently blogging this with the remnants of my battery life (8%) until my new adaptor gets shipped over.
Will have to get my Facebook and surfing fixes in dental school for a few days, I guess.
Labels: Life, Rants