Tooth Fairy In The Making

Saturday, November 29, 2008


Have commenced packing and am realizing that I hardly use anything.

Am very tempted to just throw out everything but can't bring myself to do so so am just moving all the things to the next destination, the way I did the same thing the last time I moved.

Am throwing out quite a few clothes and probably shoes as well. After a while one realizes that perhaps 3 pairs of shoes is enough.


My Poor Car

When my car was 3 weeks old, someone couldn't park and scratched the left back of my car.

Painful, but I got over it.

This morning when I went down to wash my car I realized that someone couldn't park and scratched the left front of my car.




Thursday, November 27, 2008

To Do List

1. Renew passport and get a police check in Canberra.
2. Buy all puppy related merchandise e.g. collar, dog bowls, crates, toys etc.
3. Plan for parent's upcoming visit.
4. Find my future house.
5. Apply for my PR.
6. Graduation.
7. Pack all things and move.
8. Throw away all useless things.
9. Get another TB check.
10. Farewell presents, Christmas presents etc.


Blacktree Autumn Stardust

Drove down to Yarragon today to visit a Cavalier breeder.

Went into a typical farm house and this was the sight I saw:


Breeder's Show Dogs - Breeder has managed to produce one champion and a couple of runner ups. She had at least 15 cavaliers but I didn't get the chance to take photos of all of them.

Then of course there was the agony of choosing. Had a very hard time. One of the pups was beautiful but she was Class II and in the end I decided against it because of potential problems later e.g. feeding, palate trauma etc.

After much deliberation, finally settled on this boy:

I've decided to call him Autumn Stardust. The breeder's name is Blacktree and therefore his full name is Blacktree Autumn Stardust.

Before shooting me down for giving such a ridiculous name for my dog, I must first state that it's only his official name. Very likely he's going to be called Milton daily. Why Milton? Why, Milton's solution of course! This way I get to give ridiculous names and yet please everybody else around me who has been very abusive about my name choice.

Bringing him home 8th of December.


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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

26th November, 2008

Probably one of the best days of my life.

Firstly, it was confirmed that I had successfully passed my final year.

Secondly, I passed my Victorian Driving Test.

Thirdly, I confirmed a visit with a Cavalier Spaniel breeder down in Yarragon tomorrow.

Life has never been sweeter.

Am currently packing up all my textbooks and study related materials because frankly, will definitely not be using them for at least a good 2 months. Am learning from past experiences and using small boxes only to pack books.

Very happy.


I MADE IT!!!!!!!!!!

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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

So I get an email at 4.36pm saying that our results will only be out on Thursday 3am. Have they no mercy?

I can't buy my dog - how can I when I'm not even sure I made it? By the time the results come out the puppy I've chosen would have probably be sold. I can't book my graduation things. All I'm left with is a sick feeling in the pit of my stomach and just wanting to know.

Can't function.

Driving Test

Going to attempt to get my Victorian Driving License for the second time tomorrow. Frankly, have not been practicing at all. However, will make sure I know every single 40 zone in Carlton before I go, seeing that was the reason I failed the last time. *sulk*

Seems ridiculous that while I'm sick with fear that I'm not going to pass my final exams I have to worry about this as well. Shouldn't have booked it at this time period.

*chewing fingernails*


Monday, November 24, 2008


Results will be out tomorrow and then I will know if I made it or...well.... didn't.

My room is finally looking like a room again rather than like a book-tornado zone. Of course, I must confess it's partly because my parents are coming on Sunday and everything has to be in tip top condition.

Have found a beautiful Cavalier girl in Central Victoria - however I can't actually confirm my decision until the results are out. Also, the breeder wants me to take her now which isn't really the best of times. Will have to somehow work around it.



Sunday, November 23, 2008

Surrender All

A month ago I heard this song at church. Confident that someone will somehow know it, I didn't bother remembering the lyrics and just remembered that there was a lot of 'Surrender all' repeats.

How wrong I was.

After extensive Googling and asking around finally my friend managed to find the song title. It's called Surrender All (surprise surprise) by the Parachute Band.

God of mercy - show Your mighty hand
God of wonder - breathe on us again
You're my King and all consuming fire
Heaven shakes - Your might tears up the sky

Surrender all, surrender all
I'm dead to sin, alive within
Surrender all, surrender all

God Almighty - change my dark to light
God of passion - gave Your blood as life
You're my King and all consuming fire
Strip away the flesh and take me higher


Thursday, November 20, 2008

Melbourne weather has been decidedly unpleasant.

It's almost summer and all I see outside are grey clouds and chilly weather. One would think that a few pleasant 23 days would come along but so far it hasn't been all that great at all.

On another note, met up with a few Batu Pahat friends over the week. Spent 5 hours in Langham hotel having high tea. Yes - we arrived when the lunch crowd were there and left when the after work crowd arrived. There was just so much catching up to do!

Looking forward to the end of November.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Precious Pups

Who could have known that trying to get a dog was even harder than getting a job?

Rather discouraging.


Sunday, November 16, 2008

Been eating non stop and going out non stop since my liberation from exams.

Must stop eating!!

Also, have finally decided that yes, I am most definitely getting a dog. Thus, have been obsessively looking up dog breeders and training manuals and dog related merchandise in anticipation of the proud moment I'm going to be a dog owner.

Apparently I'm akin to a pregnant mother.



Friday, November 14, 2008

Decisions Decisions

Am going to have a look at possible future houses to live in next year on Wednesday. Very excited about one particular one - it has a walk in wardrobe and a walk in pantry. What more could a person want? Hopefully everything else about it is perfect too.

Also, have been thinking a lot about whether getting a dog is a good idea and the idea is getting more and more appealing. Definitely heading towards that now I think.

Very excited about the future.


Thursday, November 13, 2008

Life Lesson

Even before these exams are over I'm already worrying about the next thing. As I grumbled to my friend that my life was a series of chores and hurdles to overcome, he changed my perspective.

"Dental Girl - these things that you have to do are just like going to buy tickets to a fantasy land where all your dreams come true! What is some trouble compared to the magnificent things in store?"

Thanks for that. :)


Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Freedom Is Beckoning

Exams are not even over and already there are a host of post exam plans.

For one, nobody is going to stay in on Friday after exams.

For two, Saturday is probably going to be spent catching up with church friends and going to church. Feeling spiritually dry. Exams have really taken a toll on my life and I really need to get back into it.

For three, one of my childhood friends is coming to Melbourne from Sydney for a visit! Will also be catching up with other childhood friends that I have not seen for months.

For four, my long awaited lesson on how to make a gingerbread house will finally commence on Monday! It has been 6 months in the waiting because I've been so busy and too guilty to waste my day making houses out of biscuits and candy.

For five, I'll be house hunting!

Strangely enough shopping is not the top priority this year. I thought I'd like to buy a couple of things but I realize that not having them would not really significantly change my life. However, might change my mind on Friday. Best not to talk too soon.

2. More. Days.


Tuesday, November 11, 2008

And Then There Was One...

Got over my orals.

It annoys me that after studying thousands of pages of notes (well, it feels that way) they just ask a few questions that seems completely inconsequential compared to everything else I've studied.

Anyway, I think I did okay except the examiner kind of suggested that what I said was a white spot and managed it by remineralizing it was cavitated. Well, not suggested. More like...

Examiner: 23D has cavitation. How would you manage it?
Me: :S

I'm not sure if she was stating it as a fact or as a hypothetical. But surely my patient didn't have a cavity there??? I wasn't even sure if it was worth remineralizing and the demonstrator at that time said it was fine! :S I should have just taken an x-ray!! But aren't canines transilluminatable?! She said they aren't and seemed sort of dubious about my management because I didn't.

However, she said 'Good' at the end. You don't say 'good' if you're going to fail someone. Right?

Had a sleepless night over this and probably will be having more sleepless nights until I know for sure.

Anyway, one more paper to go on Friday. Can't wait.


Sunday, November 09, 2008

At Long Last

After months, no - years - of waiting for this moment, it has finally come.

Woke up feeling that it was surreal - couldn't believe that it's finally the eve of the exams that are going to be the last exams ever (hopefully).

Unfortunately, have been sick for the past couple of days. No doubt from my shocking diet and lifestyle.

5 more days and it's all over.

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Friday, November 07, 2008


First thing I saw in my email was the list of examiners for my case presentation exam.

Next thing I knew they said that it was not the real list of examiners and that they've drawn up a new one.

Then 5 hours later they say that yes, it IS the real list.


As my housemate said - Quit Playing Games With My Heart.

It's About Time

After 2 months of eating Norsiah's and KFC and every fried thing imaginable whenever the menu comes my way, I've developed a mild sore throat.

I guess it's all my own fault.

Should try to cook but honestly couldn't be bothered - who has the mood to do anything in this period?

Maybe I'll go Subway today instead...


Thursday, November 06, 2008

When I'm Bored...

After studying I do these things:

1. Check out Questionable Content.
2. Look at houses for rent online in search of my future home next year.
3. Look at home furnishings in various different websites.
4. Look at hobbies to pursue in various different websites
5. Look at Cavalier Spaniels available for sale in various different websites.

8 more days!!!


Tuesday, November 04, 2008


Came back from a friend's house looking forward to a good night's rest only to be greeted by a moth in my room.

I'm not particularly scared of moths but neither am I fond of them. Decided to shower and hope that it would voluntarily leave my room.

Not to be. When I came back, it was still at the exact spot it was at before I showered. Perplexed, I decided to spray some air freshener at its direction. What was first a timid spray soon became full blown sprays. Soon my entire room was smelling of "Sparkling Citrus" and it was still in my room.

Getting increasingly aggravated, I decided to prod it with stick instead. What was at first very furtive attempts of prodding it (more like prodding the area around it) became full on shoves on the moth.

Still refused to leave my room. Already hot and flustered at this point, I decided to proceed to smack it like it was a tennis ball and my stick was a racket. Finally, it landed on the floor and I vacuumed it up.

Enough exercise for one night. Absolutely exhausted now.


Monday, November 03, 2008


Am currently writing up notes for my case presentation and I have a question.

Would "gingival recession" and "fractured tooth" and "missing temporary crown" be part of my list of diagnoses or are they meant to be just shoved into the treatment plan?


On another note, have finally compiled all my summarized notes into one file and it is 250 pages of Arial size 10 with tiny margins. Yes, I feel overwhelmed. Yup, I only have 6 days to go through everything. No, I might not get my 9 hours of sleep for coming week.

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Twenty Three

Parents are coming over from Malaysia for my graduation (please God, please don't let them come for nothing) and so my mom was asking if I needed anything in terms of face care.

Mom: How much more face moisturizer do you have?
Me: Oh, heaps. Don't bother bringing any more.

Got a lecture about how me being 23 is not the same as an irresponsible 16 year old who can just do nothing and have young and glowing skin. No no - good skin comes at a price.

Traumatised me back into my 5 step face care plan. Not sure how long it's going to last. We will see.

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Saturday, November 01, 2008

Grey Skies

Woke up to the sound of rain which immediately sent me into my 'rainy day' mode which included my 'rainy day' playlist of songs.

That would mean emo songs. Like:

1. Home - Michael Buble
2. All Cried Out - Allure
3. Hunter - Dido

Sigh. So much work left to do!