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Thursday, 16 December 2010

Winter Break

Hahaha. This is so ironic. The post before my make up post was stating that I was back in Glasgow after summer break. Now I'm going back to Malaysia for the winter break. Oops. An entire 3 months without a post. Sorry!!! All I have to say about these 3 months is that, having friends around really makes a huge difference!!! Honestly. I have to thank Charmaine for that. She's been my bestest best friend here in Glasgow. Until we're being called "host and parasite" or inseperable twins. Hahaha. I love it!!! Well, of course there are other friends besides her. The ever awesome friend Kelvin, Ching Yee, Nicole Liew and Woon, Chooi, and the rest of the "SNSD" as they like to call themselves. I'm apparently included. Hahaha. So it was all good fun.

I used to hate my room, as its the smallest room in the entire flat, as opposed to my previous room which was the biggest. But I've gotten used to it. In fact, I'll miss my hostel room when I graduate. I'll miss Glasgow for that matter. I've always said I hated the weather here and always complain about Glasgow, and keep wanting to go back to Malaysia. But in all honesty, I'll miss UK a hell lot when I'm back in Malaysia. So lets hope that I'll get a pre-reg place in the UK so I can extend my stay for another year.

Well, I've gtg actually. I've got stuff to pack. I'm leaving for the airport in 2hours time. I hope the flight will be safe and not delayed. I really hope I can sleep in the plane. There's a 10hour transit in Dubai. OMG. Thankfully I found a friend who's on the same flight as me. So hopefully it'll be good. See you in Malaysia!!! =)

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Eyeko Make Up

Hi, I know I've not been blogging anymore. Haha. But I just wanted to share with you guys this make up brand that I love!!! It's called Eyeko. It's a London based brand and is super cute!!!

I just made my first purchase a few days ago and honestly, I LOVE the products!!!


Graffiti Eyelin
er Pen in Very Black
It's like a marker pen but with a fine tip. So it's super easy to use and great for beginners. Also very useful when you want to wing it. Handy right? Plus it also comes in Purple or Blue.

I love my make up here!!! I used the Graffiti Eyeliner Pen as well as the Cherry Fat Balm I talk about below. LOVE the fat balm colour!!!

Fat Balm in Cherry
Ok, this is my FAVOURITE item!!! It smells like cherry and its as red as cherries!!! I didn't expect it to have much colour because its a lip balm, but the colour is actually gorgeous!!! Plus it's not that dark at first so you can vary how deep a shade you want. AND, you can use it as a blusher!!! Super handy!!! It also comes in Strawberry, Raspberry, Toffee, Frosting and Mint!!!

See why it's called fat?

Berry, Sexy Lips!!! Plus it can used on your cheeks!!!

London Lips Lip Gloss in Knightsbridge
Awesome awesome colour!!! It has a very sweet smell too!!! Not overpoweringly sweet, but a light sweet scent!!! Hehehe. I always wanted a pale pink lipgloss, so here it is!!! Oh, and it has shimmer too!!! There are way too many other colours for me to list it here. Go check it out at Eyeko's website!!!

Can't see the shimmer from here, but I swear there is!!!

I just recently became an Eyeko Ambassador, so if you order using my code, E11572, you get a free gift on purchases over £15/€18/$20. Plus if you're in the UK or Europe, you get free shipping!!! If not, don't fret, you can get free shipping worldwide for orders over £35/$55!!! So gather your friends and order in bulk!!!


What are you waiting for?!?!

Go check Eyeko out now!!!

Thursday, 9 September 2010

Back in Glasgow

Summer's over. That was fast. 3 months just flew past. Now I'm back in cold, dreary Glasgow, when just less than 72hours ago I was in warm, cheery Malaysia. Oh well. It was a great summer for what it's worth. There are a few things that made it awesome:

1. Spent lots of time with GM™ (undeniable that it's the main reason)
2. Went to Cameron Highlands with him, JR and Linda
3. Went to Bukit Tinggi for a photoshoot with him
4. Had lots of yummy Malaysian food (I put on 2kg because of that)
5. Had the luxury of driving around, instead of walking all the time
6. Met up with lots of friends (Sorry, if I did not meet you. 3 months is waaay too short)
7. I got a RING!!! Yes!!! A RING!!! An 18carat white gold ring, with a tiny diamond, but still a diamond no less!!!

Before you fall over your head thinking that I'm engaged, I'm NOT. Let me repeat,

I AM NOT ENGAGED

It is just a promise ring. Hehe. I haven't got the chance to take a photo that does its *sparkle* justice. So when I do, I'll post it up.

Sunday, 9 May 2010

Baby's photography

Baby recently got a new Nikon D90. When he went to register for a marathon in 1u a few days ago, he so happened to notice that Triumph was going to have a fashion show later that evening. Anyw, long story short, he went with his fellow photography friend to shoot the event.

*No, my bf is not a hamsap fellow who shot it purely because its a lingerie show, but because his 1st photoshoot just so happened to be one.*

Here are some of the photos he took. I think not bad lo!!! Like press photos. This is his 1st photoshoot ok? Hehe.

A model that he said looks like Sowmya (his batchmate from IMU who was Miss Indian Malaysia 2009 or something like that. Sorry, can't remember, but she was on the front page of The Star for that. Hehe!!!)

I think the theme was something to do with recyclable or eco-friendly or something. Hence the "newspaper skirt" and the pretty flowers in her hair. Hehehe.

More eco-friendly lingerie. Love the flowers in her hair.

I like this!!! Hehehe. Would be a perfect photo if not for her closed eyes. Wings wings butterfly wings...

Love the attitude she is exuding.

Just add a top and you can wear that to work. Haha.

OMG!!! Both also so nice!!! Look at the lace below the top. Love the extra detail!!!

This could almost be a dress. Hehehe.

Purple!!! But she looks sad or tired.

All the models.

Not bad right the photos? Hehehe. He took all these without a flash gun ok? Do you know how hard it is to capture nice shots of models walking here and there when your flash can only work once every 20seconds (not realiable info as I forgot what he said)? So good job baby!!! Click HERE to view his other photos if you're interested, and HERE to view the photos he took with his prosumer before he got this DSLR. =)

Friday, 7 May 2010

Happy 38th Month Anniversary!!!

Happy 38th month anniversary to me and my baby!!!

Hehehe!!! Yes!!! 38 months already. It sounds long but it doesn't feel long, yet I feel like I've never known any other life than life with GM™. I know its contradicting, but its how I feel.

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38 months and still counting baby!!! I love you lots!!! Together forever!!! muax*

*p.s. I know the heart is rather distorted and not very nice, but at least I didn't copy it from anywhere and made it myself!!! Hehehe.

Thursday, 6 May 2010

Fooooood!!!

Ok ok!!! Yes!!! I know I've done it again!!! Abadoning my blog for the 14522048346th time. Sorry!!! People having finals soon ok? Wtd? I'm so nice to update this blog with a post just 2hrs before my exemption exam. *wishes really hardly that she can get 70% so that she will get exmpted* Anyw, just wanted to share with you all an awesome food blog by Nisha, a Singaporean girl studying in Australia, that has really simple recipes.

Like seriously. Not hard at all. Even I can make it. I did her Cheesecake Brownie. Easy and damn nice!!! Even the uncooked batter was nice. Hehehe. I was eating half of it before it went into the oven. Ooops!!! Here are some other examples of the recipes she has...


Teriyaki Chicken Rice. Looks so yummy right?!?!! Good for Malaysian/Asian students who are overseas and misses Malaysian/Asian food. Like me!!! Will definitely try this one day.


Summer Berry fruit tarts with White Chocolate Cream Cheese Filling!!! Can you believe that THAT can be easy to make? And yes, you make the tart cases too. They are not store bought. Hurray!!! =p

A TRUE Malaysian dish. Sambal Ikan Bilis!!! Even terrible-spicy-food-eaters like me love this.

Guess what? She loves Leopard print too!!! Hehehe!!! Love her cupcake liners!!! *squels in delight!!!* Though I'll just end up keeping them. Hehehe. Those heart shaped measuring cups are so adorable as well!!! *hearts* Pun intended.

There, this is the cheesecake brownie that I made. Well, not this, this is taken from her blog. But I tried making it with Kelvin, and it was a success!!!

Nasi Goreng with sambal!!! Hehehe. There you go, chilli lovers. Go try her recipe. I'm sure you won't be disappointed. =)

I'm going to try to make this next. Strawberry Cupcakes with Strawberry frosting!!! And for once, a frosting that doesn't require cream cheese. Yes, I'm a cheapskate, so I've not tried any frosting recipes because I can't bring myself to buy cream cheese just for frosting.

Last but not least, White Chocolate Chip Cookies!!! Gonna try this when I'm back in Malaysia for Summer. Hehehe!!!

Btw, pls don't expect me to meet up/go out/wtv with you until July. Cuz June is reserved for my darling and my family. Please do ask me, I won't bite, but I'll most probably say no. No offense. Well, unless its a birthday or some really important gathering.

*updated*
The exemption exam was not too bad. I did some mistakes but I HOPE they're not major ones and won't minus much marks.

Ending the post with a pic of me. This is what I wore to the exemption exam, with a lab coat of course. Ciao!!! =)

Monday, 19 April 2010

Not really a post

Hi, I know I've been slacking on my blog, like AGAIN!!! But exams re near plus I just had my Easter holidays. It was fun!!! Went to Newcastle to visit Hong Yee, my super old time friend since Form 2, and also Elaine, which is my darling's couz's gf. Hehe. Stayed at her house la, and then went out with the both of them. They both did law in Northumbria University, except that she's 1 year his senior. I said did because she already graduated and he's graduating this Aug, so about there la. Hahaha. Anyw, it was really fun because of the company. Sorry Newcastle, but you weren't that interesting. Hahaha. Glasgow's better!!! I'll talk more on that another time, with pics.

I'm just here to say that I'm alive and that I'm bz, so that's all I'm gonna write. Will update you maybe at the end of this week after I'm done with my tests. The stress!!! Arrgh. I swear it's gonna kill me one day. Ok, that's all!!! =)

Tata!!! =)

Saturday, 27 March 2010

Work and Weird British Food Names

Hi!!! I just had a 1 day work in the pharmacy. Not gonna tell you which pharmacy though. Hehe. It was fun, and I learnt a lot from it. However, it was a rather slow Saturday for them, so I didn't get to experience the rush hour. It's probably better because then the pharmacist could take the time to teach me all the stuff. And also I won't get in the staff's way.

I learnt about methadone dispensing, needle exchange, selling stuff, emergency supply, CPUS, morning after pill. I mean I've learnt all these stuff in uni, but now that I've actually seen it done in the pharmacy, it's much clearer now. She really went through all the procedures with me. I'm really glad I managed to get this 1 day job. Really made me understand so much more. Students that have jobs in pharmacies have sooo much more advantages over those who don't. There's a 2nd year student there too. She knows way more than me. And I think she's way ahead of her year because she knows things that we've only learnt in 3rd year. So PP2 and PP3 will be a breeze for her. She was the one who took me through working at the till and the needle exhange programme.

Then Fiona also explained to me everything she was doing, and let me help her. So I learnt quite a lot from her as well. I do owe her a huge thank you. So,

THANKS!!!

The thing they do the most is methadone dispensing. There was like a constant flow of
patients coming in. They were pretty ok though. I mean, you might expect them to be rowdy, causing havoc and scaring other patients and stuff since they're addicts, but they were ok. Pretty friendly some of them. They always say thank you and stuff like that. Though what I noticed was that most of them smelled of cigarette smoke. And they had this kind of look, like, kind of tired, or pale kind of thing. You would think like, oh, maybe they're addicts, and they are. Not all of them of course, but most of them. It's quite amazing that there are so many addicts here in Glasgow. It's not something that I would expect.

Well, that was what I did most of the time today. There's this machine that scans
their fingerprint and the dose that they need just comes up. Then I just put a cup under the dispenser and it just dispenses how much I need to give them. Really simple. Sort of like a water dispenser, but you don't need to press anything. Then while the cup is filling up, I just fill in the installment slip and inform them if they need a new prescription on Monday. Then pass the cup to them once it's filled. And when they're taking it, I prepare their take home dose (because the pharmacy is closed on Sunday), cap it, label it, and then bag it. Methadone solution is dark green btw. And smells rather icky. To me anyw. I know 1 of them didn't like the taste. They normally wash it down with water. Not sure if it's because of the taste or because of the sugar. To give them more privacy, there's like a screened sitting area for them to sit and take their dose. Sort of like in restaurants, where you have booths. There's just 2 since the pharmacy's not huge. So we put a jug of water on the table for them. I quite liked dispensing methadone. So simple. Hehe. Nothing to do with me liking methadone ok? I'm not an addict.

I did make 1 mistake though. I didn't notice that the tank was almost empty, so tha amount that came out was not right. The patient did ask me if it was the correct amount and I said yes. I did wonder how come it looked rather little, but didn't realise the tank could run out. Silly me. The take home dose I gave him/her was wrong as well. But it was fixed in the end. So no worries. Luckily both the pharmacist and the patient wasn't mad at me. Pharmacist was because it's the 1st day I'm using and doing this. The patient, just because he/she was nice.

I hope I don't get caught or something for sharing these information. But I don't think they're confidential. I mean, you can't tell who the patients are from what I wrote right? I didn't reveal any information about them, just about the procedures to dispense to them. Any thing related to them are in general. No way can you deduce from what I wrote who they are. So I think I'm safe. Hehe.

For lunch I bought 2 sausage rolls from Greggs. It's a bakery that's practically everywhere in Scotland. Seriously. Like every street there's at least 1. And the smell that comes from there, OMG!!! Normally I don't buy from there, but they were having this offer, 2 sausage rolls for 99p. I was on my lunch break, so I though why not? After all, what else can you get for 99p that can make you as full as 2 sausage rolls? Then I went to McD, jst because I wanted a place to sit. I could actually go back to the pharmacy and eat upstairs, but it's cold up there!!! Plus I don't normally eat out, so I though just today would be fine. I bought a McFlurry there. The limited edition Cadbury Creme Egg McFlurry. It had pieces of crushed easter egg, swirled with orange fondant sauce. Kinda nice. But I was in a rush so I was practically shoving the ice cream down. I threw a little of it away. Wasteful I know, but I was already slightly late, and it was only a little. I only ate 1 of the sausage roll because it was quite filling.

2 sausage rolls and a Cabury creme egg McFlurry

Sausage rolls. It's wrapped in pastry, and not buns

See? Inside looks and tastes like luncheon meat

Cadbury Creme Egg McFlurry - Easter special

Btw, sausage here doesn't mean the sausage in Malaysia. That kind of sausage is called hot dog or frankfurter here. Sausage here tastes kind of like luncheon meat. It's mostly made of beef and pork, so my Malay friends, do watch out. There are halal butchers here so you don't have to worry about that if you buy from them, but not many around my area though. Anyw, back to sausages, it's the kind that you find in Italian shops and stuff as well. It's those that are like an English version of lap cheong, except that it's soft.

I saw on TV how people make sausages. It's like a machine where you put the ground meat into it at the top, place the casing (which really looks like a condom, and putting it on is really the same as putting a condom on. Hahaha) at the outlet, and then just turn the wheel. Then you have to keep squeezing the sausage to create a uniform shape and size. Grabbed this picture from Wikepedia. Haha. Hope it makes it clearer.

The meat goes into the place where the hands are covering, and the casing's put onto the white tube where the meat squeezes out, and you and see the person is shaping the sausage.

I saw the sausage making on Come Dine With Me. It's where a few strangers get together, and take turns hosting a dinner for the rest of that group of strangers. After the dinner, the guests rate them and the 1 with the best score wins some money. So sausage making was the fun activity in 1 of their dinners. Haha. 1 of the guests was saying that it was kind of erotic because it was like squeezing a dick. Hahaha.

Then here, they are called "bangers" because they often explode while cooking. Yes, it sounds wrong. Bangers and mash, that's sausages and mashed potatoes. It's quite a common dish here.


Talking about Scottish food, I've tried their Haggis. It's actually really yummy. Although if you know what it's made of you probably would be relunctant to try. Well, I did anyw. It was during Ching Yee's birthday housemates celebration. Ching Yee, Melissa, Brigitte and I went to Junction Bar to have dinner. So for starters we ordered Haggis, Tatties and Neeps. The British really have all sorts of weird names for food. I'll talk more on that later. Haggis is actually minced sheep windpipe, intestine and all those yucky internal organs, and then mixed with oatmeal and some beef suet (fat), and then placed inside a sheep's stomach. Sounds disgusting? Ya, I know. But it tastes good!!! Honestly!!! Tatties is mashed potatoes while Neeps is mashed swede (swedish turnip). The dish was honestly really yummy. See?

This is what we ate at Junction Bar. Delicious!!!

Ok, so weird British food names. Toad in a hole. Honestly, would you eat that if you didn't know what it was? It's actually just sausage baked in yorkshire pudding. So the "toad" is the sausage, in the "hole" which is the yorkshire pudding. Hahaha. Which it's not really a pudding because it's just made out of flour, eggs and milk.

Toad in a hole

Then there's Spotted Dick. Hahaha. Seriously!!! It's a steamed suet pudding containing dried fruit (usually raisins) served with custard or butter and brown sugar.

Spotted dick

Even Heinz produces it

Black pudding, another famous Scottish food. It's sheep's blood sausage. I really don't get why they keep calling stuff that's not pudding, pudding. It's clearly not pudding but a kind of sausage. So why can't they just call it black sausage? Weirdos.

Cut black pudding. It's normally served like that, with some side dishes.

Black pudding, before cutting

Another rather offensive food name is faggot. It's actually just meatballs. Hahaha. Though obviously made with all those disgusting parts.

Faggots. Looks rather nice, doesn't it?

Bubble and Squeak cakes. I actually tried making this. Hahaha. It turned out ok, but not that yummy to me. It sounds easy to make, but is actually quite hard if you don't have the right applicances. I had a picture for it, but because of all sorts of bloody mistakes, I kept deleting pictures and having to put them back on is such a pain because you have to drag it down. Arrgh!!! So go google it yourself. BBC Food has a nice picture of it.

Ok, I'm too lazy to continue searching for funny names and pictures of it, so just go to this link. It has a few funny names with what they are. No pictures though. Go google them yourself!!! McVite's Hob nobs are really yummy btw. Hehe. Am muncing on one now.

Ok, I've spent waaaay too long on this. Be thankful people!!! Back to the report!!! Urghhh...

Thursday, 25 March 2010

Stressed!!!

Oh, dear. I know I am terribly behind time in my blog. Oops!!! Life here is hectic k? So stressed!!! I don't even know why I am writing a post now when I have:

1. DD3 report to do which I have not even finished half
2. Biopharm test to study for, and I've not started
3. Accommodation forms to fill

The deadline for all these is 1st of April!!! Stupid April Fool day. Why would they want to have a class test on April Fool day? I do hope the lecturers don't trick us. Like say, time's up? and then oops, April Fool!!! Or meaner stuff, like teling us at the start of the exam that we have an extra hour to do it, then 15mins before the actual finishing time, say, April Fool!!! You only have 15mins left. OMG!!! Hahaha. Though I doubt they are that awful. They are actually really nice and friendly.

Until now I can't find a Saturday job or a summer job in a pharmacy!!! I've looked, called, emailed, visited, and STILL no results. Aargh!!! Annoying!!! It's really important for me to get a job because I need to be on an employer's list to get mactched for Pre-registration. Even if I work at a place, it's not guaranteed that I will be on that list, and even if I AM on it, I won't know. OMG!!! Shit IMU should have helped us get some placement here. At least then we'll have some work experience. The students here all practically have work experience in pharmacies. If they don't have a pharmacy job right now, you can bet that they used to. Tons of them are working part time. Since Strathclyde is not the only uni that has pharmacy, we have to compete with students from other universities as well!!! The competition is so tough!!! We (MQs- IMU students) are at the losing end because we have no work experience so employers are more likely to go for local students. Plus we don't have cars so we have to depend on bus/train/our legs.

Then accommodation. Before coming here, I remembered that IMU gave us a sheet stating that we could pay the tuition fees and accommodation fees for 2 years in 1 go. It suggests that our accommodation in the hostels is guaranteed for the 2 years. But then now, we are only guaranteed a place in the hostels for this year. The next academic year will depend on our luck as it is by ballot. I thought IMU would arrange it for us? Then what about those people who paid for 2 years? Will they be guaranteed a room then? Though I don't actually know anyone who paid for the 2 years. It is all so confusing. This is the problem of being the 'guinea pig' batch. Horrible!!! Our juniors will have it a lot easier than us, as we would tell our mentees and they would come prepared. Unlike us!!! Unfair!!!

Research. I know that this is a field where you can potentially earn a lot of money and also become 'famous' in the healthcare world. But I HATE doing literature review and referencing. OMG!!! My head is going to explode just thinking about all this. Yucks!!! Finding references from journals only is going to make me insane. But the deadline is 1st of April!!! I don't have much time left and I'm still barely half finished. Urrghh!!! Kelvin is coming over tonight to do it with me and Ching Yee. Hope this group work thing will 'inspire' me to finish it once and for all. If not then at least to do 3/4 of it.

The only good thing about staying alone is that you will start to experiment with food more. I did rice pudding recently. Yummy!!! Did you know that the skin formed while baking milk tastes like the "fu chuk" in "fu chuk yi mai"? Damn yummy ok? Hahaha!!!

My rice pudding. Ya, it doesn't look yummy, but it is!!!

Then I did bread pudding, but it was not successful because I added too much milk!!! Then other things la, like some mushroom salad. Oh!!! I love the mushrooms here!!! So yummy!!! It's called closed cup mushrooms. Not sure if Malaysia sells them, I doubt so since they are from Scotland. It's white in colour and it's kinda firm. The colour changes to brown once its cooked. Yummy gila!!! Hehehe!!!

The super yummy Scottish closed cup mushrooms!!!

Just a pic of me today. No changes in how I look. Sorry for the weird pose.

Till next time. =)