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2014 Thus Far

Before I continue on with my post, here’s a shout out to my lil sister Abigail…

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You will be forever this little in our hearts. No matter how old you are!

Ok, lets move on with my post now.

The first 4 month of 2014 has been very eventful. From the first day to this current day. Since I have not been blogging religiously, I will write about the happenings in each month.

This is the month where it was the toughest for me. on 10 January 2014, yeh yeh was called Home by the Lord after 2 years of battling with Pancreatic Cancer.

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As I was the only close family member in Singapore other than my grandmother, I had to take be responsible for many things. From his admission to the hospital to the arrangement of his funeral to settling his insurance claims, change of names, etc. I even broke down because it was too overwhelming. Thank God for my other relatives who were kind to offer help. As a foreigner in Singapore, I do not know what were the procedures especially for the funeral. Grandma was emotionally unstable for a few awhile, but she was strong. We even managed to go back to Kuantan for Chinese New Year though she had to keep in mind of the all the pantang. 

Flew over to Perth for my graduation! Brought my family, grandma, grandaunt and Josh along. But sadly, mom couldn’t join us as she was busy at her kindergarten and also she’s afraid to fly.

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I was the only one among my friends from Singapore who flew down to Perth for the graduation. Too kiasu and in desperation to get my allowance quick. Haha. Well, I saw a few familiar faces though but I’m not close to them. So just smile, hi and bye.

My birthday month! Turned 26 this year and I can’t imagine I’ll be 30 in just 4 years time.

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Nothing much happened this month except that Josh came down for my birthday. <3 Just love having him by my side.

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and I finally own a Wacom tablet! Thanks a lot dear, really love it TTM! But I haven’t use it yet. Heh…

And, oh. I enrolled myself in another course. This time, a language course. I sucks in language. Despite going to class twice a week, I still cannot cope and also can’t speak! Forgive me… up to date, it’s only my 2nd month learning a whole new language!

I also had my Singapore PR approved! What a joy (and heartache knowing my salary will be lesser than before because of the CPF deduction)  as now I have more freedom to do more things over here in Singapore (eg. change job. HAHAHAH)

The busiest month yet. Been offered quite a lot of make up and face painting jobs! I would say I have earned quite a lot of side income this month. And work has been very busy too.. i would say I am financially blessed this month.

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 photo 20140330_153119copy.jpgTaken on of my make up jobs in a studio.

Sometimes I wish there are people who will help me take pictures during my make up jobs. It’s such a shame that I am not able to take much pictures during the makeover and the the outcome as most of the time there ain’t much time for me to do so.

Face painting has been quite fun too. But for a person who doesn’t draw, it can be quite challenging. There are technique and doesn’t really require one to know drawing though. As long as you master the stroking techniques,  you will be able to come out with some decent designs.

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Somehow I like this picture although my artwork on their faces are gone from the smudging and their sweat.

Since I have not posted any pictures on my face painting gigs, I shall post the past gigs here too.

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Most of the time, I won’t have time to take pictures during the gigs, hence the limited pictures. Sometimes, the whole paint smudges and the doesn’t look so nice anymore. It’s been about 6 months since I started face painting! I think it’s fun but still need to brush up on my skills.

Need to be quick (3-5 mins/design!) and neat and look pretty too. There are times I made kids look like a tribal people instead of a fairy. lol. I have the picture but for now, I shall not post it up. Too malu-fying.

That’s all for now! Til next time!


My Graduation

This my another outdated post. Seem like I have a couple of outdated post to blog about, but am just plain lazy and with my hp mini, I cannot really edit my pictures.

Graduation was like, 2 months back. I was already in Singapore.

We traveled back together for this big day, though it is only a diploma but this diploma is a very depressing and stressful and tiring and suffering and challenging….so why not just happy happy go graduate…Without this diploma, I am not who I am now, assisting a doctor in surgery.

Of course I want to further excel. But nursing is a lil different from other profession. A degree is not necessary, unless I want to naik pangkat lah. After a diploma, all I need is an advance diploma. Our advance diploma (I call it post basic) is actually a specialty course. So in 3 years time I’ll be taking my post basic in Peri Operative Nursing.

Danee and me

Nursing is very wide. Sometimes you ask me certain things, I may not know it, because it is not my specialty field.. Just like doctors. A Gynae surgeon may have very minimal knowledge on Urology. Though I’m in the theater, I may not know how to assist in every surgeries. General cases, O&G, urology and ENT surgeries is a must know. A more specialty side are Orthopaedics, Neuro and Cardio surgeries. All these will need special guidance and on-the-job training.

Jacquelina and me

Well, so far so good….we have come this far. 3 years for a diploma is pretty long. But for a degree, it only takes most 2 years, I think.

Omar and me

Nursing is not my choice, but I think I made the right choice to go for this. Especially being sponsored by Parkway Health. They never rush us and still guiding and training us all the way. We’re under the PDN (Practice Development Nursing) or for layman term, teacher, hands for a year where they guide us and make us the nurse people is looking for.

meee and me…=D

People asked me whether I will maintain in this profession. Well, I answered no. I probably will at least do something to achieve my dream, though it’s just a certificate level. But who knows, I may continue being a nurse til the day I die?

But I will still take up a course to achieve what I always wanted to do and have planned to do after I left high school in 2005. =) Wow, it’s almost 5 years!

Queen and me

My colleagues said, “If you can survive here with Parkway Health or SINGAPORE, you can survive in any part of the world!

Quite true I can say. Comparing to hospitals I work back in Malaysia during my training days, no fight. And many nurses from other countries also say working in Singapore is very very very stressful and challenging.

I heard even being in hospitals in UK or US, the doctors listens to the nurses because, nurses knows the patients way better than the doctors. The doctors doesn’t treat nurses like a slave or maid. The nurses there are not afraid of doctors.

Over here in Asia, haha…nurses are like a mouse. We have to be very the humble and though it is not our fault we have to admit it is our fault. And doctors here very clever point finger at nurses. Their fault but they blame nurses and nurses kena sue lor…

One thing also, some nurses very bodoh wan. I’m just trying to be honest here. Just because there is shortage of nurses and many people don’t want to be a nurse because they think nursing is a dirty job, so they got no choice they sponsor orang orang bodoh. I actually consider myself bodoh lor from my SPM results. But still not so bad lahhh…I will still say I am thankful and blessed to get this offer.

Many people got no other choice will all choose nursing. Like me. LOL

Sure can get wan. You don’t need straight A’s..
All you need is a pass in English. Get a E also is pass wart…
And credits in 3 subjects.

Easy bo? When i applied they say my results very good wor…ah pui lah good…
I got from 1-9. Up til today I am still very proud cause I got all the grades. lol
and my 9 is Bible Knowledge! =P

Sisters – Phoebs and Gail

Well, I am not a science student. So during my first 2 semesters i was struggling. I failed 2 papers in Semester 1. After that I never failed any liao..

During my convocation, Josh came by. =) One flower from mee and dee, the other from him…

Being sponsored and guaranteed a job, my parents of course the first to be very happy! hahaha…
The best thing of all, I am the first to graduate among all my siblings. =)
I still want a degree. Then a Masters.
Then enough liao lah…open business duduk rumah jaga anak.

Siew Mei and me

Oh well. I kinda lost touch with my friends liao. Even those in Singapore. We only see each other once a month for feedback session. After that 1 year I think they all will forget me liao because I am staying with my grandparents. Alone from everyone of them. *emo*..

Never mind….go make new friends, great friends from church. =)

Imagine I study with these many people in one class everyday and we can all get along pretty well? Of course, you know there is of course one group who are bitches. There’s one in my group. Haha. All sorts of people lah. We make friends, made enemies, get along again, misunderstanding happens, gaduh again, you don’t like me i don’t like you, gossips, bla bla bla….girls are always girls..

So yeah, I have finally graduated and left college. We have no caps so we throw our certs.