Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Stress starts...

Well, have not been updating because stupid Curtin gave a limit of 200mb per month. It's ridiculous... the first month I've already used over 400mb. And I never download or play online games anymore. So ridiculous!!!!

Anyways, my assignments have started pouring in. I have reports, essays, a survey, presentations and more to do. Just next week I have a 1500 cross-cultural essay due and a test worth 25%. Been doing research like crazy... doesn't help that I don't understand 50% of what I find. I just try to make it make sense...

I want to upload some pictures but it'll take up some bandwidth as well. I'll see if I have the time (and mood) to resize them and upload. Most of them are pictures from my new SE k800i. Hehehe... it's the perfect camera phone. I do not need any other phones already. Muahahaha... Except maybe a PDA but that'll come in a few years. Will need it for work =D I know, I'm giving myself excuses to buy gadgets XD

Okay, I need to go get groceries because I've been on my pasta diet and it's not fun. If anyone has simple simple recipes for lazy people like me, please share T_T

Saturday, August 05, 2006

I'm sorry...

It's 5 am.

I can't sleep.

I'm sorry.

Please stop crying...


Thursday, August 03, 2006

My Lecturers...

Okay, it's been 3 days since classes started. I have one later, but I'll blog about that after I go for class. Right now, I've been to 3 classes. I have to say that it was all pretty interesting. Let's start with one class at a time...

Monday: Global Marketing Communications 640

The lecturer is Sandy Chong. She reminded me of someone but I can't seem to remember who... but I noticed that she kept saying 1 phrase which is "Don't laugh. It's serious." after she says something which is actually quite funny but true. Hehehe... Hard to explain but yea, it happens.

Just after the first class, I have to come up with a title for my individual essay. I kinda panicked since I know shit about businesses and economy and marketing and all that... But basically what the lect wants is something current, or original issues. Just to observe trends and effects. And I can basically almost write about anything. It's just so general.

The first idea I have is "The effects of the Da Vinci Code on Opus Dei". But Jingz said it was a controversial issue and it could be very very very boring if you're not interested in religion. So, the other option I have is something about psychology. Maybe I can find something that marketers are using for advertisements and all... Any ideas you'd think would be good? It's a 2000 word essay...

Tuesday: Buyer Behaviour and Analysis 561

The lecturer for this unit is Ian Phau. Notice his surname? He really hates it when people (especially Chinese) misspells his name. They will change it to Phua. And he's from Singapore, so basically the first thing that came to my mind was Phua Chu Kang. Hehehe... Gawd, I hope he doesn't have access to my blog... *prays hard*

Anyways, he comes from a very interesting background. Kinda reminds me of myself. Cause he ended up in business by accident. He was brought up to be a doctor. You know Chinese families... it's like when you're growing up, your parents or grandparents would point at you and say "You're going to be a doctor" and to your brother "You're going to be an engineer". People from traditional Chinese families would know what I mean.

Anyways, he did want to be a doctor. And he got accepted into medical school (in my mind, he must be pretty damn smart because of the pressure Singaporean families have on their children is ridiculous). On Monday, he went for his first class, on Wednesday, he wanted to quit. It was because he had to disect a fluffy bunny... and he couldn't do it.

He has disected frogs before and he was so good that he could cut it open and sew it back, and the frog could still jump. He revealed that he was that good because when he was young (since his grandfather had decided he was gonna be a doctor) he was given the chores of cutting fish & gutting them and cleaning them. Basically to train him to "cut up people" hehehe... And his grandfather also got someone to teach him embroidery, so that he can "sew up people" as well.

After he quit on Wednesday, he skipped school for 2 days, and on Saturday, was the celebration dinner for him that he got into medical school. And you know Chinese families, all will gather in a big restaurant and all. I couldn't believe that he had the guts to stand up in front of everyone and said "I'm quitting medical school" when everyone was just congratulating him for getting into it.

Anyways, he ended up into business and he has worked for top luxury brands like LV and Fendi. He has been all over the world and all because he decided he did not want to become a doctor even after his whole life he was trained or programmed to be one. He decided to go into teaching because that was what he wanted. Btw, he doesn't get discounts at LV. Hehehe... he made that VERY clear.

I guess I'm in Psychology because it was an accident as well. It's true... I was just gonna take A-levels and go into Pharmacy or Chemistry... But if it wasn't for my friend to come up to me and say "Hey, didn't you want to study Psychology at HELP? I'm going to be studying there too. I can send you if you want."

And the next thing I knew, I was in Psychology. And I now have a degree in it. But I have had another "accident" which has lead me to go into Marketing. Well, if my lect had 1 accident and he's worked for LV, I'm wondering if since I have 2 "accidents" I'll end up OWNING LV. Hahahaha...

It's impossible... I know...

Wait... it's not ENTIRELY impossible...

Who knows eh?

Anyways, I gotta get ready for class, shall blog about my other 2 first classes later ^^

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Student Foods

I can't cook.

I know that very very very well.

But sometimes I DO attempt to cook and usually it comes out really terrible. So this semester, I've decided to splurge a little and get more easily cooked food stuff. Which are usually instant foods. I know it's not good for me and all... But it's not like I have much of a choice. I can't always eat out. I'd sooner go bankrupt than finish my studies.

I also try to achieve a balance in nutrients with my very very kampung knowledge of nutrients. Basically I try to have proteins and fibres in every meal. Which basically equals to meat and vege. Anything else goes in between. And I make sure I drink alot of milk. I'm sure that would help some how...

Anyways, due to my boredom in my first 2 weeks, I took pictures of the foods I had. Yes, I have a very very sad life. Anyone care to entertain me? Send me a ball of yarn... I'm easily entertained. Hehehe...

Homebrand (Coles) Lasagne. This was actually not bad, only bad thing was that it was kinda oily. After it came out of the microwave, you can see this layer of fat. Not that I mind (alot) since I need to gain weight.

This was seriously bad. Kraft's instant Macaroni & Cheese. It's a good thing that I just bought 1 packet and it was on offer. Was 99 cents. This is one product I won't try again... altough it's really easy to prepare. Just toss in the macaroni with water into the microwave, and when it's done, you just mix in the packet of cheese. Tada!

You're supposed to be looking at pan fried lamb, tomato rice and mixed vege. But I ended up undercooking the rice and vege, and over cooked the lamb. It was torture to eat it all... but beggars students can't be choosers now, can we?

I love this instant food. The only complain I have about it is that it is from the brand Lean Cuisines. I NEED ALL THE CALORIES I CAN GET, DAMN IT!!!

What you're looking at is something I whipped up myself. This is my miso udon with crabsticks and 'siew bak choy'. It turned out really well. Very filling and it has a good balance (I think) of the nutrients I need.

Well, that is what I eat when I'm in Perth (Sad, I know). Hopefully I'll be able to take pictures of the REAL good food in Perth soon.
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