Friday, November 30, 2007

Money vs Beauty

Here's a post to get the negativity out of my system. This is what I got from an email. I found it pretty amusing so I decided to share it with you guys. Enjoy! =)

A young and pretty lady posted this on a popular forum:

Title: What should I do to marry a rich guy?

I'm going to be honest of what I'm going to say here. I'm 25 this year. I'm very pretty, have style and good taste. I wish to marry a guy with an annual salary of $500k or above. You might say that I'm greedy, but an annual salary of $1M is considered only as middle class in New York. My requirement is not high. Is there anyone in this forum who has an income of $500k annual salary? Are you all married?

I wanted to ask: what should I do to marry rich persons like you? Among those I've dated, the richest is $250k annual income, and it seems that this is my upper limit. If someone is going to move into the high cost residential area on the west of New York City Garden, a $250k annual income is not enough.

I'm here humbly to ask a few questions:

  1. Where do most rich bachelors hang out? (Please list down the names and addresses of bars, restaurant, gym

  2. Which age group should I target?

  3. Why do most wives of the rich are only average-looking? I've met a few girls who don't have looks and are not interesting, but they are able to marry rich guys?

  4. How do you decide who can be your wife, and who can only be your girlfriend? (my target now is to get married)

Ms. Pretty

I want to patent my money-growing tree, please.

Here's a reply from a Wall Street Financial guy:

Dear Ms. Pretty,

I have read your post with great interest. Guess that there are lots of girls out there who have similar questions like yours. Please allow me to analyze your situation as a professional investor. My annual income is more than $500k, which meets your requirement, so I hope everyone believes that I'm not wasting time here.

From the standpoint of a business person, it is a bad decision to marry you. The answer is very simple, so let me explain.

Putting the details aside, what you're trying to do is an exchange of 'beauty' and 'money'. Person A provides beauty, and Person B pays for it, fair and square. However, there's a deadly problem here, your beauty will fade, but my money will not be gone without any good reason. The fact is, my income might increase from year to year, but you can't be prettier year after year.

Hence from the viewpoint of economics, I am an appreciation asset, and you are a depreciation asset. It's not just normal depreciation, but exponential depreciation. If that is your only asset, your value will be much worried abt 10 years later.

By the terms we use in Wall Street, every trading has a position, dating with you is also a 'trading position'. If the trade value drops, we will sell it and it is not a good idea to keep it for long term. The same goes with the marriage that you wanted. It might be cruel to say this, but in order to make a wise decision, any assets with great depreciation value will be sold or 'leased'. Anyone with an over $500k annual income is not a fool; we would only date you, but will not marry you.

I would advice that you forget looking for any tips to marry a rich guy. And by the way, you could make yourself into becoming that rich person with the $500k annual income. This way, you will have better chance than finding a rich fool. Hope this reply helps.

If you are interested in 'leasing' services, do contact me.

signed, J.P. Morgan

well at least money can be made into the shape of trees lol

Tak-Apa Lar

Finally, pbl is over for the semester. omg I'm so relieved.. although the last pbl was a damn booboo. (as in like a whale that flopped on its chest on the beach or something worse than that - yes I know I'm writing crap now)

It was really shitty coz everybody didn't really prepare. noo, sadly moi was one of them too, but it wasn't from lack of trying - I really did try but the damn electrolyte balance thingy is just too damn confusing to understand. *pulls hair*

Why do I care so much anyway? People don't seem to have a problem with just doing a half-ass job and then waltzing away.

Can't I change myself to be more dont-carish? Can't I be more like them? I'm sick of myself being such a wet blanket. Why can't I just smile and be positive even though everything is not going right?

I'm just too sick and tired from all this trying but it doesn't seem to be getting me anywhere at all.

Like what Linkin Park used to sing: In the end, it doesn't even matter...

So why can't I just don't give a damn?

PS: Damnit. This is such an angry post but I think I needed it to get it out of my system. bah. *takes long deep breaths*

Thursday, November 29, 2007


A word that is unfortunately rather well known to me and my fellow medical students. Pretty much a love-hate sort of relationship.

Without it, there wouldn't be the urge to push yourself to greater limits and study harder. With it, you just can't seem to find effective motivation to study at full concentration.

*whine: What's a student gotta do??*

I dunno.

Doing my pbl properly and still being able to be up-to-date in my studies is just a seemingly impossible task for me. AHHH I need more time!

You know the moderation thingy btw work and play? I think I've been indulging too much in the latter. Stoopid facebook and bleach.

I'm so dead for renal. Better work harder. aihs faster finish last pbl for sem4! I really starting to dislike it.. it's taking up too much of my studying and personal time. >.<

But unfortunately this too-responsible-stickler-for-rules attitude of mine is preventing me from skipping pbl without good reason or not preparing properly before going. *arrgh* I think I really need to change this habit of mine.. yeah.

whatever. it sucks.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Still Alive But Less Bloggy Somehow

Ah ha!

I knew it... You thought my blog was dead, didn't you?

but you're wrong! Coz I'm back to revive it today!

Okay okay I was just busy the past week so I went on a sudden unplanned hiatus. Busy with what, you ask? Goodness know.. there's studying.. doing pbl.. chillin.. studying.. doing pbl.. you know lah, the life of a typical medical student. >.<

Today I went for the dialysis centre visit in ss14 and omg I was sucha blur sotong today due to lack of sleep (was up late doing pbl and woke up early for the visit ma). I shall list down the series of small unfortunate events.

not as comfy or fun as it looks in photos

  1. I forgot my ID tag and had to go back up to take it, causing my group to start out late. gomen!

  2. We kinda lost our way when we had to switch stations from the star lrt to putra but it was alright in the end. but the rain did not help tho. =/

  3. I was so blur that I didn't take my ticket and left it on top of the machine that lets you into the station.

  4. Luckily I noticed it just before the train started moving and the whole group rushed out with me to help find it. Gomen for making you miss that train! *hides into a hole*

  5. Went back and asked the security guard if he could find any ticket left there. Thk god he found one and passed it to me.

  6. Got back on the train and finally set foot in our last putra station. However, the machine rejected my card becoz apparently the card wasn't mine I think. Wow, there is another blur sotong that left his/her ticket there at the same time as me! :O

  7. Luckily, the counter person let me thru after asking some questions. phew.

  8. The dialysis centre visit went smoothly - am happy that I learnt quite some things and managed to get quite a lot of patient history without problems at all. There was one chinese old man that was quite pitiful... *sigh*

  9. On the way back, we took taxi [apparently it's cheaper to take taxi the whole way than change lrt two times plus take one taxi to the centre.. go figure!] and we arrived in front of vista in less than 15 mins! Can you believe that I almost left my purse in the taxi? Thank god the driver was nice enough to tell me! Thanks very much!

  10. Some of us were chit-chatting there and I was almost-by-an-inch-nearly runned down by a van! The ah beng even glared at me! omigosh..

Well that about summarizes what happened this morning as a result of my extreme blurness. Thank god my group was nice enough even though I caused them so many problems... haha. Arigato! =)

I could probably brood in a corner abt this series of unfortunate events but hey, I think I'm finally able to slowly change my used-to-be-pessimistic persona. In fact, I find all these rather funny and as an opportunity to laugh at myself, bwahaha. How life makes fun of us sometimes. *amused*

Anyway, besides what I mentioned above - tonnes of things happened too so I shall just give the rest in a brief summary okie. Sorry lah, busy "important" person here ma... lol.

  • The groupings for selective came out ade. All 4 of us girls got our second option of literature. I wanted the first option of anatomy but considered not bad already I guess, since I heard some got their last choice summore. kelian.. I don't mind anything, anything but pharmaco is fine with me haha.

  • Sue Wen's 21st birthday party last saturday! That shall be dealt with in more detail in another post alrighty..

  • Repro results came out today. I did okay, am pretty satisfied that my hard work paid off but I think I still need to work harder to be even better yeah. Gambate! Well, this time our batch were not so lucky like the last endocrine exam where all passed with flying colours. This time around, around 50 plus failed. The graph was a bi-peak of sorts, with one peak of 44 in A- and another peak in the B- and below range. Guess we will hvta work harder for renal, right?

  • Oh ya, Facebook is too addictive for words. shyt. It's evil!!

I think that's all for now. I have been procastinating the past few days away. Time to get to work! Renal exam is one and a half weeks away! Go go go!

This post was done in a hurry so everything is just patched here and there. Pardon me for the non-fluency of this post. whatever lar. Just gotta write carefreely sometimes, huh?

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Walking In The Rain

Not necessarily a melancholy sight

Sometimes there just is a sense of comforting solitude in walking home alone in the rain. (don't worry it was just a drizzle)

Thinking of nothing in particular... but just comfortable silence while your footsteps take you home.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Good Tidings

This happened last thursday morning.

*buzz buzz*

Oops my handphone which is on silent mode is ringing during my csu. Hmm I wonder who's calling so early in the morning?

*checks caller ID*

ooo it's my dad. I wonder what is it that is so urgent that he will call me twice after I turned off his call - well, it's better not to pick up the call coz the csu lecturers are pretty pantang abt this. No point kena marah for nothing, right? >.<

After the csu session... I suddenly remembered Dad's call and quickly called back, still wondering why coz he almost never calls me in the morning.

Apparently, it was to inform me about my sis's UPSR' results!

random pic - in exam mode

And to my great joy, she got straight As!! :D

I was so happy when I heard that! I'm gonna get her a present when I get the chance! I wonder what I should get her though, hmm...

Well, probably none of those idols' merchandise altho she likes them very much, she certainly has enough of that ade.. I think it's a time and money wasting addiction. blek. Must discourage her interest and cultivate other better ones! huhu..

Anyway, congrats sis! May you do continue to do well in your future studies ya! ^v^


I've always been looking for a good clinical anatomy book. It's getting a bit troublesome to lug around the big anatomy books available in the library.

Besides, most of the anatomy books classify the anatomy according to regions instead of body systems - which is rather mafan as my uni teaches according to body systems and the info is scattered everywhere and anywhere in the former sort of book.

But not anymore... when I found this.

Clinical Anatomy by Systems - Richard S. Snell

Yes, a new book by Snell which teaches anatomy by systems! Hurray! Certainly a god-sent book in times of need haha!

It'd have been great if I could borrow it in the library but alas, the only 2 copies there were nowhere to be found after many days' of searching. In the end, I decided to go ahead and just buy the book.

I still remember seeing the book in VK bookstore the day before, but the next day, there was none left. I was disappointed as I was counting on using it soon. Looks like many ppl find it useful too. I think so far it's the only reputable anatomy book which classify their info by systems lo.

Anyway, the next day I wandered in again just to ask when will it be available. Manatau to my delight, Henry, the bookshop owner, said that there was still one copy that someone reserved for a long time ade but never came to collect it. He said he had forgotten abt it but now I can have it! I was so happy and bought it immediately!

Yay now I finally have my very own anatomy book! Little purchases like this (well maybe not so little after all - it costs rm138 eh! - I'm broke now) makes me happy. lol.


The day before it was the surprise donuts and the next day it was the news of my sis's UPSR results plus suddenly getting the book I want!

Wasn't last week a week of good tidings? =)

I Am A Donut Lover!

Recently, the subset of the local blogosphere who loves pimping food has been in an uproar over this new doughnut shop that just opened in Pavillion not long ago.

How can moi be an exception when it comes to great food, right RIGHT? hehe.

somehow the Winnie the Pooh matches the box very well... kawaii ne~!

btw do take notice of my photoshopping of the photos ah. nice onot?

Anyway, the shop is called J.Co (ring any bells?) and it's an Indonesia brand. Apparently, it gets a lot of flake because some people think that it copied a lot from the more famous brand, Krispy Kremes. And weirdly, J.Co's logo and flavours do seemed very similar to another brand called Big Apple in Malaysia.

Sharing is caring! =)

this is the real colour of the box, dunno why the colour so different in the other photos? huhu.

Well from my background story above, you can see that I've been doing my "google" homework for this post huh. =P

But anyhow, I haven't tried the other two brands before so I have none for comparison. So you can say I'm a newbie unless you wanna count the hard choc donuts where you can get 4 for RM2 in Carrefour. hmm I think not.

Okay whatever. Who cares as long as the doughnuts taste good???

Time to open to see the goodies inside...

*drum roll*

omg it looks so yummylicious! *drools*

I really enjoyed eating all the different flavours. And their promotion of RM33 for 2 dozen donuts instead of the usual price of RM48 is damn worth-it! I want more..!

There were a few flavours that weren't available that time. I want to try the cheese me up and green tea wan! Next time ya... hehe.

Okay time to intro the flavours that I do have...

the one unlabelled is becoz I don't know & can't find out its name - anyone care to tell me?

My favourite in this photo is the choco loco and jacky chunk! omg the chocaletey goodness in the top and filling of choco loco is just wonderful. And lurve the nutty feel when I ate jacky chunk!

I think the why nut must be very nice. Unforuntely I kinda ruined it coz I put it in the microwave on too high temperature to reheat it. It was my first experiment. It came out more like biscuit tho oops. Anyway I'll definitely buy this the next time I go coz there's a peanut butter filling inside! ooohh!

Snow white and crunchy2 were so-so only. Especially becoz the flakes on crunchy2 had already turned soft coz we put it in the fridge ma.. snow white was okla coz when the sugar and icing melts in your mouth, it leaves a cooling feeling, which is not bad!

Right, time to intro the rest..

oops taken at weird angle coz I was just in too much of a hurry to eat it! lol

My favourite here is strawberry heaven and oreology. The filling for the former is just so nice!! I'm not really a strawberry fan (normally I'd prefer choc) but this toally converted me! woo. And anything with oreo is always nice imo LOL.

Glazzy is supposed to be super soft like cotton candy when you bite into it according to some but it wasn't so probably because it was cold and reheated so it's different I guess. Next time must eat straightaway from the oven, piping hot! >.<

Mochabella and alcapone is not bad but I'd prefer more white choc on the latter. They gave me too little and all I tasted was mostly the almond flakes.. weird. And these 2 are supposed to be their bestseller. *looks at own tastebuds but can't reach -_-*

Anyway, the one I don't really fancy is tira miss you. I think that's because I don't like the flavour from the beginning so yeah, not it's fault.

So in conclusion, the J.CO's donuts rawrs! I'm so going there to buy more in the near future! hehe..


Oh ya, were you wondering why did I suddenly go to buy these donuts so far away from my home?

Well, the thing is, I didn't.

These donuts were totally a surprise from my dear dear!! ^v^ He purposely went all the way there, lined up for almost half an hour just to get the donuts then rushed back to uni just in time for class (all just because I pointed out to him a few days ago, saying that the donuts looked very nice on some blog!)

I feel touched and loved. =)

Isn't it sooo sweet of him? Plus he bought one box for my frenz too!

Thank you for the surprise, dear. It's totally the thought and the effort that counts. Although the donuts are very delicious too hehehe...

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Less Is Not More, Sometimes

I used to wonder how some people could get away with almost anything (I'm inclined to believe that they could get away with "murder" too but let's not go there) just because they were more good-looking and possess a diabetic-oh-too-sweet-tongue.

But not anymore.

Today I had a revelation.

It wasn't something like those damn drama drama scenes you would see in animes or dramas where any revelation will be accompanied with thunder and lightning plus dramatic music.

Nah. It was just a simple observation and thought.

Apparently, one can't get away with the bare minimum forever. It will come back and bite you in the ass in the future.

So there.

I know I am on the right track, doing the right thing in my best effort (okay maybe I still need to increase that effort more but hey, at least gimme credit - I'm trying everyday).

I rest my case.

Post Repro

Yes once again, ladies and gentlemen, I'm back! >.<

Sorry for the long hiatus, the first half of last week was spent mugging for the repro exam. Which turned out so-so, which is not what I expected, as I'd say I had worked rather hard for it. The exam was relatively more difficult, and there wasn't enough time for me to double-check as I'm accustomed to. Oh well.

Anyway, what I didn't like was the ospe question on male anatomy. I felt I was cheated out of my rightful 4 marks just because the examiner that I asked couldn't described what the hell was the arrow pointing at. I really did know that the vessel coming out of the testes is pampiniform plexus and that it drains into the inferior vena cava on the right and left renal vein on the left!! I knew all this, but it was cruelly snatched away from me just because the examiner said it was pointing at the "whole thing" which I thought was refering to spermatic cord! Arrrgh... not fair! Gah!

Anyway, I think I made some small mistakes here and there too.. but can't remember ade now. Just hope for the best la! Looks like we won't get to repeat our previous success like in Endocrine, where 160 ppl got A and the rest got A-. That was pretty cool, right? haha.

Okay, enough abt the droll exam.

The latter part of last week was spent in enjoying myself, hence the lengthened out hiatus. huhu.

Hmm think I shall just give a brief summary right? Not really into the blogging mood now aikz. Here we go!

Last Wednesday:

Straight after the exam, they went bowling at endah parade after lunch!

okie this is not how the place looked like. just googled it.

but it does looked slighly similar tho so you get the picture yeah

Was quite fun.. but however I didn't managed to go even near of beating my own personal high score of 92. =( Lousy 4 games for me. But the rest of the guys did really well. Woo!

Then after dinner, we went to Midvalley to watch Stardust.

The movie poster. Notice the stars I added? :P

This movie is really really nice!!! It's been so long since I watch a nice fantasy flick nicely acted out and directed.. Good storyline and not altogether too predictable!

Thought that Michelle Pfeiffer and Robert De Niro were hilarious! Be prepared for laughs. The dead brothers' ghosts were too funny for words, got me LOL-ing in the cinema hehe. This movie is highly recommended~!

Last Thursday and Friday:

Didn't do anything really special (I think.. my memory is failing me) except cook some dishes and watched taiwan drama with the bf. The food posts will come up separately okie! hehe.

oh ya, went to guide Ailing on mock osce on thursday afternoon. Thank god for the help of Suewen, Kee and Eugene, don't think my short term memory would have served me well in helping to guide her.. haha. Managed to refresh my memory abit too keke.

Last Saturday:

The morning and afternoon passed uneventfully but the night was happening! We went to Naomi's 21st birthday party at the buffet dinner at Sunway Hotel. It costed rm47/person..

And the highlight of the all the foods was: *drum roll*

imagine mashmallows or strawberries dipped into flowing chocolate, giving it a lovely coating! choc fondue is an orgasmic delight indeed!

icecream was yummy too! yes I know, I was abit too generous with the choc chips. -_- lol.

However, the rest of the foods were not so delectable. Yes admitedly, the lamb and baked salmon were something, but then for the original price of rm70/person (we had a discount that day) the rest of the food and the lack of variety were disappointing.

For a lesser price of rm50, I would had prefer to go to Shogun, which is this cool Japanese fusion buffet where the variety is so astounding that one won't be able to fully try all. Geng, right? Hope can go there again in the future! Only been there once last year and was partially subsidized by the Aikido Club then. This year got onot? *wink wink*

Okla, will end this obligatory post here.

And Renal here I come! (it's been only 3 days and ohmigod, it looks tough) Bumpy road ahead! Kidneys! >.< yikes!!

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Democracy - A Myth?

If you didn't know, yesterday 10th november there was supposed to be a PEACEFUL protest (called the BERSIH rally) in KL about wanting a cleaner and fairer electorial system.

Protestors were asked to wear yellow to show their solidarity.

But look what the police did to the peaceful protestors just because the demonstration was considered "illegal". They sprayed tear gas, water cannons and chemicals into the faces of protestors!!

Watch this video to know more.

Democracy? Think again.

Even the local major newspapers aren't able to report the truth anymore. The rally was considered non-existent by them, if you care to flip the papers today. However, more info can be found at Malaysiakini and Screenshots. Click to check it out!

Anyhow, I'm glad that the rakyat is not afraid to voice out anymore.


Tuesday, November 06, 2007


...the liquor of the Gods, pardon me, I meant the life-saving liquor of us poor medical students.

Well, I do not profess to be extremely fond of it, but I think I need it now. My eyes are falling asleep on their own.

Yes you know I'm trying my very ultimate best to not fall asleep if I'm succumbing to drinking coffee and camwhoring with it. >.<

Old Town Kopitiam's coffee smells and tastes so good! Mmm...

Here's a more artistic photo of the coffee.

Coffee in a cup, viewed superiorly - that's from above for you laymen. -_-

Okay, the coffee doesn't seem to be working... I still feel sleepy. My stomach feels weird... I think the coffee doesn't seem to be agreeing with it. bleh.

Pray I don't fall asleep. *slaps self awake*

O.O ---> O.o ---> -_- zZZ

Sunday, November 04, 2007

It Can Only Be You

Due to lack of material (that is nowhere near interesting to write about - unless you wanna hear about how your testes/ovaries came about? I think not... bleh), I think I'll just blog about the lyrics of a song that I quite like coz it's quite meaningful and touching.

It's in chinese, so paiseh ya to those who can't read it. psst ! Go learn chinese! Useful language leh...

Edited: For those who can't read chinese but want the english translation, pls go to the comments' section then! InnShan has been so kind to provide them there. =) Do check it out!

by 林依晨

懂得讓我微笑的人 再沒有谁比你有天份
輕易闖進我的心門 明天的美夢你完成

整個宇宙 浩瀚無邊的盡頭
每顆渺小星球 全都繞著你走

愛我 非你莫屬
我只願 守護 由你給我的幸福
愛我 非你莫屬
也許會 笑著哭 但那人是你所以 不怕苦

懂得讓我流淚的人 給的感動一定是最深
在我心中留下傷痕 你同時點亮了星辰

看 那麼多相遇
偏偏只和你 天造地設般產生奇跡
哦 我心的縫隙
我想除了你 任誰也無法填補這空虛

How touching the love described in the lyrics is! Right right? So pure and innocent.. Aww.. *love struck eyes*

Okay fine. I just needed a distraction from my repro notes ... ANY distraction will do - no more Bleach for you okay, girl.

Aih right. I know I sound incoherent in this post, so yeah don't bother about me right? -_- Blame it on the exam! 2.5 days more! aikz. Better to stop rambling now. Ciao~

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Strike Out Boredom!

It's already thursday and boy, how time flies when one is struggling to keep one's head above water in med school.

Anyway, I'm feeling A-okay now (altho no one was kind enough to even give me a comforting comment *sniff sniff*) so yup, the sun is up and smilling again. Ohh, storm clouds come out to play when I'm in one of those moods so yeah beware, I do bite at times. :P

Ohhh riiite.

What shld I blog abt? My life that seems to be filled with study study study all the time? nooo way! All work and no play makes zzzyun a dull girl, remember? hehe.

So yeah, after the repetitive vicious cycles of lectures/study/do pbl/you know the drill lah for days' end, yesterday night we spontaneous happening people decided enough was enough and went bowling! yay yay.

It was pwetty fun and we played 3 games altogether. I who self-decided that I wasn't good in bowling beforehand, improved tremendously from scoring super low marks (that was eons ago though) to a self-bragged high score of 92 yesterday!

yes I know that is like not very high in some ppl's eyes but hey you shld see my scores in those earlier years. lol. mostly masuk longkang wan last time. Now probably only 1 or 2 times termasuk in a game.

And you know, I got a few lucky strikes and spares too! Something that never happened before..

How's that for improvement, huh? hehehe.

Btw, I'm slightly stiff all over now.. must be the sudden abrupt exercise I got from bowling. Better go jogging more often!!

oh... why am I blogging abt this? Is it very significant enough to warrant a total post abt it? Nah.. Not really.

but then my social life is pwetty dry recently (repro IS hard!) so yeah, gotta take what you got, ya know?

Erm I think I managed to end some of my sleepiness and boredom in this post. so signing off now.. more pbl notes to read up on.

PS: Tell you what, studying repro takes the fun out of sex. -_- Not that I'd know tho. LOL.