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The class tonight.

18/08/2011

The class tonight.

So I've taken some of the medicine now, and feeling a lot better in days. I can sleep better tonight. Ha! He didn't prescribe for me antibiotics, but that's fine.. I can live without it for now.

Anyways, I started handwriting a letter to a friend in NSW at lunch today. It should be completed by tomorrow and mailed off.. It does feel strange to be handwriting, as I'm so out of practice. LOL.

Class was okay today. I was whinging earlier this week about classes at UTS, but have decided to just bite my tongue about it as they have resolved some of the technical issues.

UTS had about 600million AUD in profit in the last financial year, hence that should be put into good use. I.e., subsidizing textbook prices for us, when the book prices cost almost a bomb!

I was early at uni today, and the Postgraduate lounge was crowded with students making full use of the complimentary tea and coffee, and kitchen amenities provided. Hardly complimentary, considering the prices we're paying.

But it was good as other faces are now becoming more familiar.

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Finishing up my skincare products haul!

17/08/2011

Finishing up my skincare products haul!

Its been six months, but I've finally managed to finish the bulk of my skincare products.

Apart from some Laneige hydro eye cream, my range of Laneige face care, and Clarins body oil is now completely used up, along with the rest of the body range.

There is also some Face Shop toner left to be finished. Now, its just using up my Jurlique face oil, and Clarins blue flower face oil, some Loccitane hand cream, and my packets of face masks from Etude House.

I really love the Loccitane hand cream range as its non oily, smells really fresh and clean, and is quickly absorbed.

 Every time I brush my face with the pink Etude House blusher, some of my students, and even teachers have asked what's that shimmery thing on face. *giggles*

Winter is a good time to use up a lot of my skincare products as the weather is drying, and the skin needs a lot of moisturizing. Sent from my Nokia phone




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This is what the doctor prescribed.

This is what the doctor prescribed.

So I went to the doctor, who said I didn't need any antibiotics...

- Aerius 10 tablets, directed to take one tablet every 24 hours RRP11.49AUD. Each tablet contains Desloratadine 5mg. It is an antihistamine for relief of hayfever, allergies, and hives, and which is available over the counter without a prescription.

- Rikodeine 200ml. retail price at Priceline being 18.99AUD. Which contains Dihydrocodeine Tartare which is a controlled pharmacy prescribed medicine. It also causes drowsiness.

Expensive medicine is all I can say!

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Snail Mail: My Newest Toy

Snail Mail: My Newest Toy

Technically that should come after my Korean Drama Dvds, but recently I was reminiscing about my snail mail penpal days. Remember how we used to wait for the postman to send a mail, and how we used to go without a mobile phone in our early twenties? Things were retro then, but we lived...

Now, I stopped hand writing penpal letters more than ten years ago, but I have still used the postal services to send packages to Korea and back to Malaysia.

Facebook and twitter is fine, and i'm all for promoting my blog. The internet has really spoiled us, but having that piece of paper with a handwritten note still beats it all! Since I am still 'single', and have all the time in the world (apart from working, and studying!), I think that is exactly what I'm going to. Send some of my mates some loving notes through snail mail. It would really add a personal touch to the correspondence.

So if you want me to send you some snail mail, please drop me a note!

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The end of a Harry Potter era.

07/08/2011

The end of a Harry Potter era.

So I watched the last Harry Potter movie today.The last of 8 movies.

This marks the end of an era. The Harry Potter era.

I first read Harry Potter when I was about 18, when I received it from Amazon.com when it first came out.

I was staying in Endah Villa then, and Ai Ling and I were still neighbours.

It has been 14 years since, and with that all the Harry Potter movies. Even the stars, actors and actresses have grown up and gone to university...

Goodbye, Harry Potter.

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UTS: Business Postgraduate Induction

UTS: Business Postgraduate Induction

So yesterday I attended the Business Postgraduate Induction. Abt 75% of a full lecture style hall was filled, which is a good thing.

The students comprised from a mix of majors, from MBA, Event Management, Marketing, General Management, etc. It was great to see so many students in attendance!

Most students were working full time, with the occasional 'full time paying guest'. LOL.
The familiar vein that ran through most of the students were they had most graduated around four to five years back, or more, and were coming back to study.

Which would make sense, since most of us (apart from those who do it for migratory purposes) would like to take a breather from studying and dwelve into the real world before feeling refreshed and motivated to join the ranks of those who want to make progress via improvement of paper skills.

The Induction ran from 9.15 till about 1.15, with morning tea in between, and lunch thereafter. I attended an hour long Library tour after, with some of the Induction students in attendance.

Apparently there are laptops around the university to use, at least at the Business Faculty building, located during hours in the Library and the 24 hour underground rooms.

Not to mention free internet. But that's only if you're a student. Hehehe..

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UTS: International Management

03/08/2011

UTS: International Management

So I attended my first class today for International Management, on a Wednesday evening.

I was not meant to take this class, but I did not want to wait until next Saturday to have a feel of the classes.
All of my other subjects are in block mode, on a Saturday, which does make life a bit easier. Apparently all subjects have group assignments.. Sigh. Which will probably be the force that makes us all break the ice in order to complete our assignments.

I think the difference between completing our undergraduate and postgraduate is that with the latter, most of us have working experience,and have had the experience of what it is to go through a structured academic study.

Further, students are compelled to work harder, or may have thought about doing this before considering doing postgraduate.

There were about 40 over students (before census date) in today's class. At least five of them hail from Germany/France on a study exchange program, or some on their last semester. Strange subject for a last semester course though.

I thought I'd fall asleep, but I managed to stay awake throughout the three hours duration. The school also provides complimentary tea/coffee for students placed on tables in front of the classes.

Which is small consolation considering we pay thousands of dollars for one subject (although UTS is one of the less expensive universities around).

Anyways I'll have to decide whether to continue attending or drop this subject considering my heavy work hours now.

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