Sunday, February 26, 2006

a toast to a wonderful one month break...

:-) (i'm well-rested and raring to go that i'm going to start this post with a smile and a beam for the world...)
ei leen said that i hardly update my blog. hehe can't help but agree with her, and i foresee even less frequent updates with the dawn of the new term on Monday.
i was dreading this new semester cause we'd have to commence classes in Beaumont Hospital which is a half an hour bus ride away(i think, maybe more...) and we're all split into these groups of 30 and a subgroup of 10, and we pretty much move around in those groups, we'll attend lectures together, even take breaks together while the other groups are in session. these are the ppl who'll be with me for the remaining one year journey here in dublin. (it's quite sad that i have only one year left here!!!). we're planning to go to amsterdam for the Easter hols as it'll be our last spring in Dublin. oh well... oh anyways... it's a whole new semester, with a whole new schedule, whole new bunch of friends and a whole new wardrobe! hehe i was having trouble accepting this new change, and the anticipation is horrible, but i went to print out the timetable to get a clearer view(kinda like how i need to list down all i need to cover before an exam before i'm able to start studying and to ease the panic and pressure), and it's not all that bad. i'm actually very excited abt my first clinical observation this coming wednesday. i'd get to enter a theatre in scrubs and all!! oooooooh can hardly wait! will have to charge my camera to bring to beaumont from now on! so many new experiences and adventures!
there's a lot of things in my mind right now, but i think instead of boring everyone with my thoughts-unscrambling on my blog,i think perhaps i should sit down and think and sort through my thoughts before coming back.
hehe some more mira just told me my blog's length and difficult to read.. sigh...
will revamp it soon, dear... ehhe
be right back!

Friday, February 24, 2006

just a forward i picked up in friendster...

i know it's not nice to read the same forward over and over again, but i like posting the ones that really get to me here, to immortalise them and for easy access. so i apologise if i'm boring anyone, but it's amazing that just when i feel the world has exhausted its creative juices and that the same ones are circulating over and over again, a new one pops up. this one made me smile...

One day a farmer's donkey fell down into a well.
The animal cried piteouslyfor hours as the farmer
tried to figure out what to do. Finally, he decided
the animal was old, and the well needed to be
covered up anyway; it just wasn't worth it to
retrieve the donkey.

He invited all his neighbours to come over and help
him. They all grabbed a shovel and began to shovel
dirt into the well. At first, the donkey realized what
was happening and cried horribly. Then, to
everyone's amazement he quieted down.

A few shovel loads later, the farmer finally looked
down the well. He was astonished at what he saw.
With each shovel of dirt that hit his back, the
donkey was doing something amazing. He would
shake it off and take a step up.

As the farmer's neighbours continued to shovel dirt
on top of the animal, he would shake it off and take
a step up. Pretty soon, everyone was amazed as
the donkey stepped up over the edge of the well
and happily trotted off!

(my note:though if u think about it, the well is no more... and if the farmer didn't sacrifice the well, the donkey would have just died in there... though the stench would force him to sacrifice the well. i guess, what i'm trying to say is that the donkey's freedom didnt come free...)

Life is going to shovel dirt on you, all kinds of dirt.
The trick to

getting out of the well is to shake it off and take a
step up. Each of our

troubles is a steppingstone. We can get out of the
deepest wells just by

not stopping, never giving up! Shake it off and take
a step up.

Remember the five simple rules to be happy:

1. Free your heart from hatred - Forgive.

2. Free your mind from worries - Most never

3. Live simply and appreciate what you have.

4. Give more.

5. Expect less.

You have two and close this page,
or pass this along to someone else to spread the
fun. I know what I did!!

"Challenges are what make life interesting,
overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.

Saturday, February 18, 2006

i've actually, really been tagged!

oh how fun! hehe
just got back from a european tour with my mummy. but i've become accustomed and bored of architecture, not much impresses me anymore, it's like everything's nice and great and amazing, how much nicer can the nicest, tallest, widest, more incredible be anymore? ehhe but i loved the snow in lucerne(and the hot chocolate that came after!) and the sun glistening on the water in lugano. switzerland's absolutely magical. (and the guys are hot too, much hotter than the italians or french! ) hehe london was surprisingly nice too, i deduced that perhaps it's because their history of the monarchy and all is ongoing, current and the tradition carries on. ehhe that and perhaps cause their monarchy has a certain dashing prince... hehehe
anyways, dear Joanne tagged me just before i left for my hols and i've never been tagged in cyberspace before. so exciting!

Rule 1: List 5 weird or random things about yourself.

1. i dislike sneakers and jeans (though i do love my pair of Topshop jeans for petite ppl)
2. i'm alarmingly and shockingly short!
3. i'm an awful friend.
4. i like guys who are smartly dressed, in a proper shirt and tie, trenchcoats are nice! and a nice proper haircut on a guy deep in concentration is so hot! ;-)
5. i am really really insecure, i feel ugly and stupid most of the time.

Rule 2: 5 people whom I want to do the quiz (gosh, im not even sure who reads this...)

1. my baby brother
2. gracie! (to revive your blog!!)
3. hen (if u still read, dear...)
4. ei leen
5. lorraine loh

ok... reply to another tag, though im not sure if lionel meant sarah (Jane) or if he knows another sarah.

Three names you go by:
1. sarah-jane
2. girl
3. che

Three parts of your heritage:
1. i love the whole long story of my mom's side is filipino mixed such and such, and so on and so forth. (probably the only interesting thing about me! hehe)
2. my mother's temper(short and very very hot tempered), forgiving nature, and the ability to merajuk and get hurt over the smallest things!
3. oh and my name... i love my name...

Three things that scare you:
1. water (obviously large quantities of it la...)
2. losing my loved ones (so keep healthy k?)
3. being lonely, now and later in life...

Three of your everyday essentials:
1. email and msn!
2. my handphone
3. fruits (i eat a whole carton of grapes daily, if i can get my hands on one!)

Three things you are wearing right now:
1. my most comfortable white tank top i sleep in
2. the silver bracelet my cousins gave me for christmas
3. my medal of St Christopher

Three of your favorite songs or fictional Disney musical artists (at the moment):
1. you're beautiful by james blunt
2. sleeping beauty's "a dream is a wish"
3. kiss the girl, in little mermaid

Two truths and a lie (not in order):
1. i have a boyfriend
2. i'm really fascinated by the workings of an aeroplane
3. i like non-thinking-type movies and books!

Things about the opposite sex that appeal to you right now:
1. a good posture (a guy with good posture can make ANY type of clothing look hot!)
2. a sincere smile and engaging eyes
3. intelligent conversation!

Three of your favorite hobbies:
1. pampering myself with hair masque, face mask, curlers, etc
2. nice long, warm showers
3. a nice cup of chamomile tea and a good book (or magazine!)

Three things you want to do really badly right now:
1. hug my brother
2. gossip with my sister
3. have a chocolate ice blended in warm malaysia whilst not having to bundle and layer up!

Three places you want to go:
1. home
2. home
3. hmm... home la i think...

Three things you want to do before you die:
1. be beautiful! especially later in life
2. get a pilot's license
3. make my parents really proud

Three ways that you are stereotypically male/ female:
1. i like shopping...
2. I dont understand sports or how guys can forget everything while playing sports
3. i overanalyse every emotion and get moody very very easily

Three people you would like to see take this survey:
1. Daniel
2. Gracie
3. Sharon

that was fun!!! hehe i never knew there were parts of my personality that could answer those questions! now that i've started, i feel like i dowan to stop. hehe so
p/s i LOVE being manja-ed!