Thursday, November 29, 2012

25 Things I Did When I Was 25

This is a post entirely ripped off inspired by Kenny Sia's blog.

It does greatly pale in comparison to all the epic things the award winning, assumingly rich blogger did.  By the way we were born on the same day.  Hence the plagiarising.

But what the hell, I'm just a teacher from a small town who still lives with her parents, and this is my fucking story, the 25 things I did when I was 25.

Here we go!

1. Went to Penang.

Penang food FTW.

2. Went to Manukan Island.

Not the best island in the world, but it's the closest.

3. Went to Siem Reap, Cambodia.

A live cultural, historical class.  And oh, found the cheapest beer and cocktails here too.  You should go there for the beer.  I mean sightseeing.

4. Went to Krabi, Thailand.


5. Went to the 2012 Rainforest World Music Festival in Kuching.

It's like attending the largest party ever.  Awesomeness.

6. Lost five dogs.

Rest in peace Gabby, Cody, Ting Ting, Ting Ting II and Gabby II.  I have so many dogs waiting for me at the Pearly Gates.  

7. Gained one pup on the other hand.

Ting Ting's only surviving pup, who wouldn't be here hadn't we...

8. Nursed them orphaned puppies.

Waking up every two hours at night, stimulating them to poop and pee...Found a whole new respect for mothers.

9. Tried to vaccinate dogs myself.


10. Taught Form 1 students for the first time.

Was exactly what I taught.  For two hours.  And nope, they still couldn't get it, for the love of god.

11.  Lost it in class.

To kids who don't give a fuck about their future when you have tried so hard.

12. Became chief invigilator for STPM.

It was stressful at first.  But then I get to watch Running Man with my headphones on in an empty class while my minions do the boring job of staring into space for 3 hours.

13. Bonded with colleagues.

I feel bad talking about how awesome my colleagues are to friends who have horrible co-workers.  But I do it anyway.  Let me explain the disaster above.

14.  Dressed like a K-tard.

I was forced to join a fashion show during a Teacher's Day celebration at school.  And the theme I got was K-Pop.  See I'm a good sport and awesome like that.

15.  Became a student again.


16.  Quit after one class.

Probably the best decision I have ever made in such a very short period, after making a reckless one, in also a very short period.

17. Got locked out of the house for six hours.

Successfully de-ticked my dogs.  During tick season.  Painful, so painful.

18.  Car broke down enough times for me to let it go.

Will do so when whichever government slash down car taxes.

19. Fixed acne problem.


20.  Bought an apartment.

Also, was a spontaneous decision.

21. Finally made a new pair of glasses.

Figured if I can afford an apartment, I am capable of paying for a new pair of eyes.  And no, I'm not just being cute or a fucking hipster.  I really am visually impaired.

22. Went to the gym consistently.

And by consistently, I mean at least once a week. Hah.  Still got a 100 years to washboard abs.

23. Discovered the best drinking game ever.

The best part?  IT DOESN'T HAVE AN ENDING.

23.  Met best buds whom I haven't seen since forever.

As long as there are holidays and weddings, there we'll be.  On a normal working day, I could just rot by myself.

25. Partied hard.

So retardedly hard, photos can be used as blackmail.

And then I turned 26.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Good After Clubbing Habits

Ok so we know what happens when one parties too hard.

You get fucking wasted.

I'm no exception to this statistic, but when I do party, safety always comes first.

Like, there's always a designated sober driver, or you control your alcohol consumption if you're driving. Don't go walking around alone in a lonely dark alley looking like a hot motherfucker alone, or even with another hot motherfucker.  Never accept a drink from a stranger, unless you see it with your own eyes that it came directly from the bartender, you sexy thing.  You know, all the stuffs your mom tells you.

Being responsible after partying is as important as during.  And it's even harder as you're completely boozed up without any conscience.  As for me, no matter how soaked my brain in vodka is, I will practice these three things when I get back home.


I believe that no matter how plastered you are, you will still be able to do something that you intend to if you just focus on the mission.  If you fail, then bite on sliced lime.  It will definitely sober the fuck you up for a few minutes.


The thing about living with parents is, you can't come home looking like pieces of crap loosely sticking to each other.  They might shoot you, thinking you're a drunken hobo breaking in.  So like I've mentioned above, if you really want to look sober, you can, with willpower.   Only just for a few steps till you reach your room.


My number one most important thing to do after coming back from clubbing is to wash all the gunk out of my face.  Even if I'm fucking smashed and I'm crawling on my knees.  Ladies, do not ever, ever sleep with makeup on.  You WILL look like a toad the next morning.

In conclusion, this is what I would like to call good after-clubbing habits.  If you wanna party, party responsibly.

The only sucky thing after doing all this is when I finally go to bed with my head spinning.


So, what are other good after clubbing habits that you practise?

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Master's Degree Progress: I Quit

Yeah, so about a month ago, I made this big, so-full-of-myself, announcement that I was going to further my studies.

I even already paid like, a lot of money for the deposit for the first semester.

An amount of money that can make you weep in despair thinking of all the nice, shiny things you could have, had you put a lot of thought before making such an investment.

But I decided to kill that thought, and think of the long run instead.

Ok if you cared at all, you must be wondering why I decided to quit my master's programme in less than a month it started.

As you are aware (if you have read about it), I made a spontaneous decision without thinking much.

Then I met wiser people in the industry planting ideas in my head.

Here's a summary of what they told me:

1. It's better to graduate from a public university as it is definitely recognised.
2. Quality wise, public universities also win hands down.  Yup, there are stories.
3. If you intend to become a lecturer someday, you should further your studies in your field, and not some general knowledge stuff like management and shit.
4. It's better to study full time.  Your brain will not feel like exploding all the time.
5. And it's definitely better to work for at least 5 years to gain experience before taking another step forward.

With the reasons above, I decided to back out before I make a huge, time consuming and expensive mistake.

I'm not proud of quitting, and it's a little bit embarrassing to reread my post about being so excited and smug to further my studies, but there are more cons than pros to taking this course at a private uni like UNITAR.  And it's not even the UNITAR you think it is.  It is another university formerly called UMTECH.  Like, you never heard of that university, have you?  Okay, I'm going to stop commenting on that now (because I might get into some legal problems and those who are students there might want to stab me), so all you need to know is that I quit because of the five reasons above, and not the questionable status of this unheard of university.  I swear.

Now that I'm no longer a student, my mundane, teacher life is back.  Plus I don't have to worry about not being able to travel.  Yipee.

Though, I wouldn't rule out the possibility of me registering and paying in full deposit to continue my studies on a stupid dare.

P/s: By the way, I still think that those who study and work at the same time, especially those who breastfeed while they're at it are superhumans.   So good luck to y'all!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Orphaned Puppy Update: 3 Months!

Cody II @Odie is 3 months old!

That's a pretty big milestone for a puppy who was strip away from everything essential for him the moment he was born.

Despite being three months old, he is still the tiniest, and will always will be.  Unless we decide to get a teacup terrier.

When he stands beside Sookie, it makes Sookie look like the giant dog from The Neverending Story.

Nevertheless, despite his condition and birth story that could make grown men cry,  he is as active as how a healthy pup should be.

You know, walking like humans and opening kitchen cabinets.
One more vaccination jab and we can finally take a breather.

By the way, on a side note, if you are planning to get a dog, or already have a dog but don't know this, you need to get them vaccinated as early as 2 months old, and two more jabs for each consecutive month.  Then a yearly jab after the first three.  Or else, there's a risk of them contracting deadly viruses.  A dear friend of mine just lost her baby due to this, but of course, she didn't know better.

Sob story aside, here's cute video of him to end this post!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

The Holiday That Got Away

School's out!


For those teachers who aren't working during this long break, happy holidays you lucky bastards.

For those who are, hang in there, we'll get lucky soon.

And for those who aren't teachers and next week's going to be another normal, mundane working week, well, have fun working till the end of the year!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Being Boss Ain't So Fun

I volunteered to invigilate the STPM exam this hols as I have no plans on flying to any exotic countries this year.

And when I did that, I requested for the school nearest to my house (mileage allowances is based on distance from work place anyway).  It's my alma mater and it's only a stone's throw away.

But no.  I didn't get the school I wanted.  I got a school where I have to leave my house half an hour before exam starts.

The suckiest part?

I was appointed head invigilator, wtf.

By the way, I now have to leave home 1 1/2 hour before exam starts to get the papers ready.  And I have a  bunch of shit to do before, during and after exams.  

I wanted to work during this hols, but I don't want to have to work hard.


And it hasn't even started yet.