Tuesday, June 26, 2007

tagged!

Got tagged so very long ago, now finally doing it. Still have Weiyi's to do after this. Sigh.

Layer 1: On the Outside

Name: Chow Xin Yu (Nicole but noone calls me that)
Birth Date: May 8th 1989
Current Status: Single. Not too sure about the available part
Eye Color: Black and brown?
Hair Color: Black

Layer 2: On the Inside
My Heritage: Chinese (Half Hakka and half Cantonese)
My Fears: Heights, Talking in front of crowds, Dark places, Being alone, Flying insects
My Weaknesses: Stubborn, bossy, constantly over-think things, tend to procrastinate
My Perfect Pizza: ALL. Except the spicy ones, those I don't like. Island supreme from Pizza Hut!

Layer 3: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow
My first thoughts waking up: Which sadist arranges classes to start at 8.30 am? If I skip breakfast I can sleep for another 10 minutes.
My bedtime: Usually past midnight till half an hour before my class starts. As long as possible on weekends, past 12 hours? Max is 16 hours in one shot, hehe.
My Most Missed Memory: My dad reading aloud to my brothers and I. With his attempted voice impersonations and different tones when reading, making us all fall in love with reading.

Layer 4: My Pick
Pepsi or Coke: Coke
McDonald's or Burger King: McDonald's
Single or Group Dates: Single
Adidas or Nike: Both if I can afford it.
Tea or Nestea: Tea. One sugar and a bit of milk. Full cream please
Chocolate or Vanilla: Chocolate always. How can you choose something over chocolate?
Cappucino or Coffee: Neither. A hot chocolate.

Layer 5: Do You...
Smoke: Nope, I have no interest in self inflicted lung cancer, thank you.
Curse: Yes, a bloody lot.
Take a Shower: Nope, I take 2 showers a day.
Have a Crush: Not telling, hee!
Go to School: Nope, it's called university. Pharmacy in Monash, Melbourne
Want to Get Married: Yes, in the future of course
Believe in Yourself: Can you not?
Think You're a Health Freak: Hahahaha, no way! I eat anything I like, I don't exercise!

Layer 6: In the Past
Gone to the Mall: Where else is a girl to go?
Been on Stage: Yes, but I didn't love it.
Eaten Sushi: Yes. SUSHI IS MY FAVOURITE! Okay, maybe sashimi more.
Dyed Your Hair: Have thought about it, but haven't done anything yet.

Layer 7: Have You Ever...
Played a Stripping Game: Hahaha, I've played a game where I had to strip when I swore. I cheated though.
Changed Who You Were to Fit In: Very fortunately my group of friends take me as I am.

Layer 8: Age You're Hoping to...
Get Married: Before 30? If I can find someone I want to spend the rest of my life waking up to.

Layer 9: In a Girl
Best Eye Color: Green or really really light blue.
Best Hair Color: Black and silky.
Short or Long Hair: Long!!! Why else am I not cutting it then?

Layer 10: What You Were Doing
A Minute Ago: Chatting
An Hour Ago: Sleeping
Four and a Half Hours ago: Out with friends. Having laksa.
A Month Ago: Starting to prepare for my exams.
A Year Ago: Back in JB having my break from SAM

Layer 11: Finish The Sentences
I love: the hot chocolate in Starbucks!
I feel: sleepy though I slept for 12 hours and had a 2 hour nap.
I hate: being alone.
I hide: from everyone when I emo.
I miss: being surrounded by friends.
I need: an external hard drive. And a cup of hot chocolate.

Layer 12: Tag 4 People (my favourite part!)
Weiyi
Fangi
Celine
Mel

internet sucks!

To anyone who's been waiting for HRH Xinyu to update her blog, reply you on Facebook, come online on MSN to chat with you, please accept my humble apologies. I cannot blame anyone but my internet which has chosen to break down the day after I arrived, the idiot. New number is 0177188959 so if you miss me to the point that it's unbearable, just give me a call or send a message k?

Miss everyone loads.

P.S. Going up to KL tomorrow, need driver to pick me up from Pudu!! Any volunteers? Call me please!

Friday, June 22, 2007

wtf i gained weight

Oh bloody hell. How did I gain 6 kg?! Must be all those seconds and late night suppers in KK's room, and the stealing Gary Liwen and Boom's pizzas when in the hallway.

Have to go jogging now. For real. Even bought running shoes.

Oh, and a pair of jeans.

And a pair of boots.

Not to forget a handbag.

HEEEEE.

In one day.

Think mum and dad should be bankrupt in about 2 weeks.

Gotta go bathe now. It's so hot here.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Back back back

Finally back in JB! Oh joy!

Most of the joy is due to my knowledge that I don't have to study (yay!) and I have 2 servants to order around (double and triple yay!) so I don't have to lift a finger... Hmmm, feeling a little thirsty now *yells for a glass of water, three quarters full with 3 separate ice cubes, boy kneeling in corner wearing rough peasant's garb who looks suspiciously like my brother scurries away to fulfill my wish*

I so wish... Can use my position to order my brothers around but only to a certain extent, maybe for 3 days or so, I calculate that the Krispy Kreme doughnuts, chocolates and Starbursts I bought should run out by then.

Tired tired. Want to go sleep. Again. Will blog later, if I can find the time to, I hear the soft enticing calls of the TV downstairs. My precious, it has been too long.....

P.S. Why is this country so hot???

Saturday, June 16, 2007

going back in 5 days

weather here is turning cold, was real foggy the whole of yesterday. feels like you've just opened the refrigerator door, minus the light coming on and the sight of expired food. went out with Ashley and Wiggy to relax for the day, after 3 weeks of constant studying. was supposed to wake up and go out after breakfast, but this was what actually happened:

Xin wakes up at 12.30 on Friday. No message from Wiggy. Calls Wiggy. Wiggy answers phone sleepily.

Xin: Wiggy, you just got up?? I thought you were supposed to go get the car this morning?

Wiggy: Nah, I'm too lazy....

Xin: Okay, I'll take my shower then get lunch for you. You call your friend to get the car here and wash up alright?

Wiggy: Alright....

------half an hour later-----

Xin: Wiggy! You're still sleeping!!!!

Wiggy: Huh? Oh, yeah. I'm too lazy.

Finally got things started at 2.30 pm. Moved things into the car, brought it to his friend's place, came back and got Ashley's stuff, brought them to his brother's apartment.

4 hours behind schedule, we finally start our FoodCrawl. Mekong for dinner! Vietnamese beef pho, broken rice, and spring rolls, yum!!!

Then cheesecake!

Then Krispy Kreme. Honestly, what's a FoodCrawl without the legendary Krispy Kreme?!

Then McDonalds so KK who joined us later could get dinner.

Then Starbucks hot chocolate for a cold day.

All these food with shopping in between = almost heaven.

Almost being there coz I still have a paper on Tuesday.

Came back and packed some stuff, to be put in the basement before leaving... Then watched 'Keeping Mum' at Ashley's room. Creepy movie!! What is it with the British and these sort of freaky shows? Like Hot Fuzz too....

Slept at 5 am, lol! Missed breakfast and brunch today.... Ehehehe....

Mom and Dad will not be pleased.

Gotta go study now, last paper in 3 days!

I thought this day would never come...

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

no such thing - john mayer

"Welcome to the real world", she said to me
Condescendingly
Take a seat
Take your life
Plot it out in black and white
Well I never lived the dreams of the prom kings
And the drama queens
I'd like to think the best of me
Is still hiding
Up my sleeve


They love to tell you
Stay inside the lines
But something's better
On the other side


I wanna run through the halls of my high school
I wanna scream at the
Top of my lungs
I just found out there's no such thing as the real world
Just a lie that got to rise above


So the good boys and girls take the so called right track
Faded white hats
Grabbing credits and
Maybe transfers
They read all the books but they can't find the answers
And all of our parents
They're getting older
I wonder if they've wished for anything better
While in their memories
Tiny tragedies


They love to tell you
Stay inside the lines
But something's better
On the other side


I wanna run through the halls of my high school
I wanna scream at the
Top of my lungs
I just found out there's no such thing as the real world
Just a lie you got to rise above


I am invincible
I am invincible
I am invincible
As long as I'm alive


I wanna run through the halls of my high school
I wanna scream at the
Top of my lungs
I just found out there's no such thing as the real world
Just a lie you've got to rise above


I just can't wait 'til my 10 year reunion
I'm gonna bust down the double doors
And when I stand on these tables before you
You will know what all this time was for

Sunday, June 10, 2007

kai bu liao kou - jay chou

才離開沒多久就開始 擔心今天的妳過得好不好 cai li kai mei duo jiu jiu kai shi dan xin jin tian de ni guo de hao bu hao I’ve only left for a short while and already I'm worrying about how you’re doing today

整個畫面是妳 想妳想的睡不著 zheng ge hua mian shi ni xiang ni xiang de shui bu zhao My mind’s filled with you, I stay awake thinking about you
嘴嘟嘟那可愛的模樣 還有在妳身上香香的味道 zui du du na ke ai de mo yang hai you zai ni shen shang xiang xiang de wei dao Your cute expression when you pout, and also the fragrant scent of your body

我的快樂是妳 想妳想的都會笑 wo de kuai le shi ni xiang ni xiang de dou hui xiao My happiness is you, I smile thinking of you
沒有妳在我有多難熬 (沒有妳在我有多難熬多煩惱) mei you ni zai wo you duo nan ao (mei you ni zai wo you duo nan ao duo fan nao) When you’re not here, it’s so unbearable (When you’re not here, it’s unbearable, I'm so troubled)

沒有妳煩我有多煩惱 (沒有妳煩我有多煩惱多難熬) mei you ni fan wo you duo fan nao (mei you ni fan wo you duo fan nao duo nan ao) When I don’t have you to think about, I am so troubled (When I don’t have you to think about, I am so troubled, it's so unbearable)

穿過雲層 我試著努力向妳奔跑 chuan guo yun ceng wo shi zhe nu li xiang ni ben pao Breaking through the clouds, I try hard to run to you

愛才送到 妳卻已在別人懷抱 ai cai song dao ni que yi zai bie ren huai bao Just when love arrived, you were already in someone else’s arms

就是開不了口讓她知道 jiu shi kai bu liao kou rang ta zhi dao I just can’t open my mouth to let her know 我一定會呵護著妳也逗妳笑 wo yi ding hui he hu zhe ni ye dou ni xiao I will surely protect you and make you laugh

妳對我有多重要 我後悔沒讓妳知道 ni dui wo you duo zhong yao wo hou hui mei rang ni zhi dao You are so important to me, I regret not letting you know

安靜的聽妳撒嬌 看妳睡著一直到老 an jing de ting ni sa jiao kan ni shui zhao yi zhi dao lao Quietly listening to you whine, watching you sleep till we grow old
就是開不了口讓她知道 jiu shi kai bu liao kou rang ta zhi dao I just can’t open my mouth to let her know

就是那麼簡單幾句我辦不到 jiu shi na me jian dan ji ju wo ban bu dao Those mere simple sentences, I can’t say them

整顆心懸在半空我只能夠遠遠看著 zheng ke xin xuan zai ban kong wo zhi neng gou yuan yuan kan zhao My whole heart hangs in the air, I can only watch from afar 這些我都做得到但那個人已經不是我 zhe xie wo dou zuo de dao dan na ge ren yi jing bu shi wo I can do all these things but that person is already not me

Friday, June 08, 2007

pharmacy practice = $@I*^&@$#??

So bored that I'm actually blogging even though I'm not in my room, and using someone else's laptop. This post is pretty random, so don't blame me if it doesnt make sense k?

Sooo very lazy to go back to my room, all the way in Scheps! Moving to Wadham next semester, yay! Common reactions when I say I stay in Scheps:
a) *blank stare* oh...
b) Eh, don't you stay in Clunies? followed by
c) Then why are you always in Clunies?
d) Scheps is okay I guess (always by those who DON'T stay in Scheps)

Not that Scheps is bad or anything, it's just....kinda isolated? Far from the rest, compared to Wadham and Clunies. And the rooms are oddly-shaped. And if you live above the ground entrance you can expect to be woken up almost every night by people coming back through the back gate or randomly chatting there at 3 am. If yours truly, who has genes which enable her to sleep through almost everything wakes up, you know it's bad.

However, Scheps has its advantages too! For one, the lift is the least scary one, I think. Wadham's lift is a definite STAY AWAY while New Building's I find creepy coz it has this automated voice telling you which floor you're reaching a whole 10 seconds before it opens, which is 10 very long and scary if you're in it alone in the middle of the night. And we have brick walls in Scheps, compared to whatever the walls are made of in Wadham and Clunies, which allow every sound to penetrate.

Example, I'm actually hearing the MSN noises coming from the laptop of the resident in the next room. Oh, and he sings occasionally.

One random thing about Scheps, wonder if anyone's noticed. If you're walking in through the basement entrance and open the door leading to the lift, you can actually catch the mild scent of bubblegum. Maybe it's just me. But it's a great smell to have! One more thing about Scheps, actually just my room: I can change with my blinds up and noone can see! Not that I do that, of course.

Moving into 2nd floor Wadham, where Gary, Li Wen, Boom and Frances are. Just a short walk away from Clunies or 4th floor Wadham, yay! Yes, you can fully expect me to not be in my room, as compared to not being there 95% of the time now. Hee.

Not studying for tonight, a rare occurence since last last week. Finished my Pharmacy Practice paper today, at Caulfield Racecourse, *in formal announcer tone* the official exam venue for all Monash Parkville, Caulfield and Clayton students. Forgive the random announcer tone thing, just watched Miss Universe Pageant. Will talk about it later.

Haha, guy next door is talking on the phone now. LOL, I'm being so random today!

Where was I?

Right. Exam. *long sigh* What can I say? Pharmacy Practice is part general pharmacy practice and part human behaviour. Basically means everything in Pharmacy except what you learn in the other 3 units. Yes, you can probably guess how bad it was. Medicines in Profile was soooo bad!

What are medicines in profile, you shout?

I thought you'll never ask.

Medicines in Profile: Memorising 20 drugs and their drug class, clinical uses, dosage, routes of administration, common adverse effects, trade names, ancillary labels, trigger points, and schedule.

Sigh.

Now I've 3 papers left. Physiology on Monday, Medicinal Chemistry on Thursday and Pharmaceutical Chemistry on Tuesday. Then flying back Wednesday night! JB here I come!

That is if I survive the rest of the exams.

Why oh why did I take Pharmacy again?!

Told you this was a very random post.

Friday, June 01, 2007

keep holding on - avril lavigne

You're not alone
Together we stand
I'll be by your side, you know I'll take your hand
When it gets cold
And it feels like the end
There's no place to go
You know I won't give in
No I won't give in

Keep holding on
'Cause you know we'll make it through, we'll make it through
Just stay strong
'Cause you know I'm here for you, I'm here for you
There's nothing you could say
Nothing you could do
There's no other way when it comes to the truth
So keep holding on
'Cause you know we'll make it through, we'll make it through

So far away
I wish you were here
Before it's too late, this could all disappear
Before the doors close
And it comes to an end
With you by my side I will fight and defend
I'll fight and defend
Yeah, yeah

Keep holding on
'Cause you know we'll make it through, we'll make it through
Just stay strong
'Cause you know I'm here for you, I'm here for you
There's nothing you could say
Nothing you could do
There's no other way when it comes to the truth
So keep holding on
'Cause you know we'll make it through, we'll make it through

Hear me when I say, when I say I believe
Nothing's gonna change, nothing's gonna change destiny
Whatever's meant to be will work out perfectly
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

La da da da
La da da da
La da da da da da da da da

Keep holding on
'Cause you know we'll make it through, we'll make it through
Just stay strong
'Cause you know I'm here for you, I'm here for you
There's nothing you could say
Nothing you could do
There's no other way when it comes to the truth
So keep holding on
'Cause you know we'll make it through, we'll make it through

Keep holding on
Keep holding on

There's nothing you could say
Nothing you could do
There's no other way when it comes to the truth
So keep holding on
'Cause you know we'll make it through, we'll make it through