Wednesday, September 30, 2009


because I got sick of Pharmacology. Don't expect a proper post from me before it's finished.

HIMYM Season 4 Bloopers (aka NPH steals my heart yet again)

Can someone tell me which episode was it that Neil's in the tank ala David Blaine?

The Boys Are Back

Seems like a touching movie :)

Somehow this came up as I searched for Ryan Reynolds.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

One Of The Boys - Katy Perry

I saw a spider, I didn't scream
'Cause I can belch the alphabet
Just double-dog dare me 'cause
I chose guitar over ballet
And I tape these suckers down
'Cause they just get in my way

The way you look at me
Is kind of like a little sister
You high-five your goodbyes
And it leaves me nothing but blisters

'Cause I don't wanna be
One of the boys
One of your guys
Just give me a chance
To prove to you tonight
That I just wanna be
One of the girls
Pretty in pearls
Not one of the boys

So over the summer, something changed
I started reading Seventeen and shaving my legs
And I studied Aveda religiously
And I walked right into school
And caught you staring at me, 'cause

I know what you know
But now you're gonna have
To take a number
It's okay, maybe one day
But not until you give me my
Diamond ring

'Cause I don't wanna be
One of the boys
One of your guys
Just give me a chance
To prove to you tonight
That I just wanna be
Your Homecoming Queen
Pin-up poster dream
Not one of the boys

I wanna be a flower, not a dirty weed
I wanna smell like roses, not a baseball team
And I swear, maybe, one day
You're gonna wann make out, make out
Make out with me

Don't wanna be, don't wanna be
Don't wanna be, don't wanna be
Don't wanna, don't wanna

'Cause I don't wanna be
One of the boys
One of your guys
Just give me a chance
To prove to you tonight
That I just wanna be
One of the girls
Pretty in pearls
Not one of the boys

Saturday, September 12, 2009

More NPH

600th Post....

...and it's a Neil Patrick Harris one!

8 days to the Emmy's!

9 days to the premiere of HIMYM!!!!


Replies to When I Introduce Myself

"So you pronounce it like sin? I can't call you that! It'll be like calling you murder or something!"

"Oh hi XinYu! Now I've SEEN YOU!"

"XinYu? Like that rich brat in Doraemon?"

"My mother always told me not to do sin, but I never understood why she would say that. Now I know" - that was Dilshad being his normal self.

"Is it like that Jay Chou song?" (Jeremy used to sing "Heart Rain" when someone called my name out)

"New fish?"

"Sorry, I can't pronounce that"

...and many more.

Reply to when I told someone my brother's name is Xin Kit

"Hahaha, so can he SINK IT?!"

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Placement 1: Community

I must admit I was very pessimistic about this placement at the start, but I'm happy to announce that I absolutely love my placement!

Well, if you ignore the assessment forms and reflective report and debrief session things.

Anyway, placement's been good! After 4 days I'm actually fitting right into the environment. Compared to Chemist Warehouse, this place is much quieter and more involved with the community in a way, since we're less busy and manage to interact with the customers more. Plus, we have an awesome ORT program, but more about that later.

My preceptor is the owner of the pharmacy, and he's a very friendly person, as well as the rest of the staff, which definitely helped me fit in. Luckily the pharmacy uses LOTS, which meant I didn't have to learn anything new in terms of dispensing. They still use the old kind of ancillary labels, lol! People who come in are mostly long-standing customers, many of whom have scripts on file and are more than happy to come back in a few minutes if we're busy or sit down and wait for their medications and chat to the other customers or the staff.

Just a few hours ago, the local butcher actually dropped by with some meat for the staff. LOL. First time in my life seeing a whole leg of pork.

The pharmacy's relatively quiet, but much of our time is dedicated to the opioid replacement therapy. I wasn't too worried about it, after the harm minimisation talks, but of course there was still a slight sliver of fear that one of them could turn nasty. That fear was soon destroyed after I went in and started helping out with the program. I find these people even nicer than the normal customers sometimes! They're much more patient and rarely complain, plus they always thank us before leaving. For example, a guy came in for his suboxone today, which had to be placed under the tongue. I gave him the crushed tablets and waited for him to take it but he kept holding on to it. He saw me looking at the cup in his hand and explained that he didn't want to take it till the pharmacist got off the phone so he could thank him, as with the tablets in his mouth he wouldn't have been able to talk! How nice is that?! The other pharmacist who works there, James Spence, works in Turning Point when he's not at the pharmacy, and has gotten me quite interested in doing a short summer internship with them..... Another thing that I found great about the place is that they do not bother hiding the ORT customers and trying to sneakily slip them their medications. Instead, they do it as if there is nothing wrong with taking methadone, which I think helps remove the stigma people have about it. Due to that attitude, the customers who are there when someone is getting their dose just behave like normal, interacting with these people too! I guess their position on this is "There's nothing to hide, so we're doing it in the open, if you don't like it don't visit our pharmacy"

Have I talked you into doing a placement in this pharmacy? LOL!

P.S. My preceptor has Facebook!

Sunday, September 06, 2009

Cloudy with the Chance of Meatballs

This would be KK's ultimate fantasy.

Emmy Fever!

Can't wait!

Hope NPH and Jim Parsons win :)

Even Brian's voting for HIMYM!

Friday, September 04, 2009

My New Pasttime

For people who have nothing better to watch, Australian TV has this amazing show called the Gruen Transfer. The show discusses tactics employed by advertisers to make us choose their brand. My favourite part of the show though, is The Pitch. In this segment, 2 advertising companies are pit against each other to come up with an advertisment to "sell the unsellable". Don't understand? See below:

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

500 Days of Summer

Another movie that I want to watch!