Wednesday, October 29, 2008


I've been having some fairly odd dreams lately...and I don't mean odd in content. The dreams themselves seem to be perfectly nice dreams. But lately I just feel like I'm actually living in my dreams...I'm not sure how to describe it. I sorta feel like I'm really emotionally connected to them, like when really good things happen I feel all happy inside and I'll wake up happy and stuff. They just feel so realistic. Well...I don't usually feel in my dreams that's why its odd for me. Does that happen to anyone else?

I had a dream one night where I met someone that I've never met before and I got to know them and was so weird cuz I've never really dreamt of people I never met before. I still remember what he looks like quite clearly and he seemed fairly easy to get along with. Odd...

Oh! I don't have to go to Uni today! It's a miracle =O

Our lecturers have workshops today and we apparently had a 2 hr class this morning from 8-10 a.m. but since our lecturers are so wonderful and negotiable, we got that lecture moved to tomorrow 10-12 instead =] As such, that leaves our entire day free of work and saves a good few people in our class the trouble of having to travelling up here for 1 lecture.

Although, at the same time I can't help but think that people who live here are quite lazy (and I'm sorry to say that that includes myself). Lots of people always complain about having classes at 8 a.m. and having to wake up early to get themselves ready for it. This is a very small island so, honestly, nothing is really very far. Yet, if someone lives on the other side of the island it's "soo far away". I'll admit though, that for people who have to take the bus to get to an 8 o'clock class is rather...troublesome. The buses here work in a ridiculous fashion, especially out in the country. Poor souls. Although, if one were to drive that distance it would take no longer than 40-50 mins without traffic (unless you drive super slow or something).

Oh well, I should really be spending my day wisely...studying and the works since I've got 3 exams coming up next week (oh yay -_-)

Monday, October 27, 2008

Celebrate or Contemplate?

So, this morning my cellphone gave me a little alert reminding me of a birthday Grandmother's. She died in January this year. It was kinda depressing.

I was just sitting in class and I checked my cell and realised it gave me a little birthday alert. I was wondering who's birthday it was cuz I know 2 of my friends have birthdays coming up but I didn't think it was so soon. Turned out to be dear Gran's birthday...or what was supposed to be her birthday. I also found out that one of my friends lost a close family member over the weekend or today or something and I just felt so sad =( I guess I sorta had an idea of what she was going through cuz all I could think about was all the events that occurred around my Gran's death. It was really sudden and she lived in Trinidad so nobody really saw it coming. A week later, I was in Trinidad crying my heart out.

*sigh* Such is life. Dying is something that happens to everyone, but it's hard for close friends and relatives to accept sometimes. I miss my Gran =( I hadn't been thinking about her much recently until today.

After being a bit sad about today, I started to think about all the wonderful things that I could think of...all the great memories I shared with my Gran. To me, it's always nice to think about things like that...helps keep the person alive in my heart and keeps me from getting down about it.

Love you, Gran. =]

Sunday, October 26, 2008

"You Will Obey...Desertion Is Not An Option"

Omg I watched Eagle Eye today and it was so very awesome! The action scenes were amazing and I just couldn't believe who was behind the whole charade. The storyline was excellent. Absolutely amazing. I sooo want this on DVD. I want "Wanted" on DVD too actually =]

I can't wait till next weekend to watch HSM 3. Something to look forward to. I don't care that I'll have 3 tests the following week..I really wanna watch it. I'm watching stuff while I can make the time! =D

Speaking of work and Uni...I can't believe its been 2 months since it started already. It's just another 4-5 weeks till exam finals and then Christmas! Ah how time flies!

My hair's getting so long! The longest it's been...ever! It's almost half-way down my back...almost a pity I'll be cutting it at the end of November. It only occurred to me that maybe I should take some pics so I'll have memories of my hair being this I did. Awesome =] The pics turned out quite nice but cuz of the lighting it looked like I had red streaks or something in my hair.

So anyways I had a super nice day today. Had a friend over for lunch, watched a great movie. Got to dress up a little to go out. Haven't done any of that stuff since the weekend before Uni started. Fun fun.

I can't believe the weekend is over already. Boo =[

Saturday, October 25, 2008

The Weekend Arrives!

I had a most super fun Friday evening this weekend! Such a dandy start to things =] Classes finished at 12 then me and my buddies were just liming and stuff...and I learned to do more stuff on a guitar...I'm so proud of myself =D So after our little lime I went off with some other friends to get a bit of studying done...and it was just a BIT that we really did get done between 5 and 11 pm. It was loads of fun and we went for pizza and stuff like that =]

It was such a wonderfully sunny day (sunny but surprisingly not baking hot) so I decided to take some pics of the view we get on campus. Aren't they pretty? The first one is the admin building with an ocean view and the other is a view of Bridgetown, our main "city". It's so small...and I never really realised there was so much greenery around there until just recently =O

This morning my mom told me that the drive in is supposed to be showing High School Musical 3 next week and my jaw dropped! I was sooo surprised and happy, that made my morning and now I'm all excited! I'm gonna study hard all week long and reward myself with HSM 3, yayness!!! I really wasn't expecting it to be brought out here.

This weekend is turning out to be pretty good =D I didn't even take any of my cough meds yesterday and my coughing wasn't so bad, I'm so happy for the improvement. I'd been coughing for about 4 weeks or so now! It was getting frustrating and worrisome..but I'm getting better and it's finally going away so that's another thing to add to my wonderful weekend so far =]

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Come over to the Dark Side...I dare you!

Huh? What?

No clue where that came from...I swear! Honestly...I'm not psychotic or anything.

But I did have a super fun and interesting lecture today from a psychiatrist and I heard stories about people who are =)

I also learned that "antisocial" is another of the most commonly misused words in the English language.
Anti = against;
Social = society;
Antisocial = against the laws of society.
So when we say that people are "antisocial" we really mean "asocial".
A = not
Asocial = not social =]
And I also learned that SOME cases of marijuana use can somehow lead to schizophrenia in long term use =O Who knew?

Ah yes, the most interesting class of the day. I was supposed to have 2 free extra hours today before my class at 2 p.m. but that didn't quite happen since TWO lecturers decided they wanted to teach us cuz they didn't finish they're lectures before (it's not my fault that they can't keep time!) and hence I had 4 straight hours of lectures from 8 a.m. = 12 p.m.
Combine that with trying to understand about a hundred different concepts in relation to Molecular Medicine for an in-course exam tomorrow and you'll feel my exhaustion =(

I like Molecular Medicine and all...but having lectures for an entire course in a span of 3 weeks is just not right. Then having to study half the course in a week and the other half in another 2-3 weeks for in-course exams while having to study for 3 other exams in the week before the 2nd exam is just too much.

Too much I say!! head might explode, as well as the 40 other people who are doing this Med thing. The sacrifices we have to make to become doctors...And its only the first 2 months...what's gonna happen in the next 5 years? O.o

I'll probably just go mad. Watch out.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

"Like the back of your hand" can you say you know the back of your hand? If you can...then by all means do tell! Ever since I had an anatomy class on the hand, I've been wondering about that...not that I haven't before, but since that lecture I can't help but wonder. Telling someone to know something "like the back of your hand" is a phrase you will probably never hear from me unless your a medical student or something because, I don't know the back of my hand! I'm gonna need to know it in a couple of weeks though for my next anatomy exam, so maybe then I can say that I do =)

I don't really like anatomy so much anymore now that my favourite lecturer has gone off =( I have a new one and she's not all bad but she seems to have a problem with staying on a particular topic o.O Although I had a different lecturer teach the Gluteal Region this afternoon and I thought it was pretty good! I really liked that lecture. He may be a sexist and a bit on the perverted side (which is well expressed in his somewhat raw humour) but he's still good at teaching and I'm happy about that. Plus I get a few laughs in too =D

I've been wondering about this blog...since its new and all that, I'm posting on it just about everyday and I'm finding it quite fun which is weird cuz I'm not one who particularly likes writing stuff persay. I'm definitely not a writer of any sort. Honestly, I'm not a big fan of the English language, it actually frustrates me sometimes =( But this blogging business is fun! I see it as a small outlet for...random thoughts or frustrations or anything of the sort =D

And so, with that I end this with a rather pretty little scene that I managed to snap from my study room ^.^ I know the quality doesn't look all that great but I took the pic behind a mosquito net! I was too lazy to walk outside =P

Monday, October 20, 2008

Uni and such goodness

I found this pic on my computer today after just randomly searching through folders. This one is from one of those island tours and I never really realised that we had such neat little cave formations. I mean...Barbados is made of limestone and there are caves all over the place but its so neat to actually SEE them like that. Am I the only one who's so fascinated over it? Hmm...

So anyways, good stuff happened today! So here it is in a nutshell:
  • Our cadavers have finally arrived from Jamaica! of the cadavers at least. The upper and lower limbs. And we've only got 2 of each. These limbs we have are apparently ON LOAN to us from the Mona Campus. How silly is that??
  • I found out what I got in 2 of my test grades so far! We've done 4 tests, and #5 is on Thursday =(. But I did surprisingly well on them! Cuz they were really hard and I thought I would've done horribly but I got an A in one and a B+ in the other. Not bad for my first tests as a med student no? =D
Ohh I'm hungry...I should probably go see what's for dinner or something...And then...back to studying for more good grades!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

"Modesty is Just So Hard To Find"

Guess where this title came from? =O Nowhere else but the Jonas Brothers' new single Lovebug! It's just about my fav line in the song =]

The music video for Lovebug premiered tonight! And the guys were so wonderful to upload the music vid on youtube for those of us who don't have Disney me! I'm just so excited about watching it that I had to post it!

I think it's really sweet how the vid is set back in the...was it the '40s? My memory has gone and failed me again, how sad. Well it's somewhere around then. A sweet little love story about a sailor and his wife. I think Camille Belle looked rather beautiful too =) Lots of scenes with Joe and Nick...not so many of Kevin...guess it's cuz he doesn't do much of the singing. Somehow...i felt alot of passion in this music video. In my opinion it was rather well done for something that was shot in a span of..what?..3 days? Pretty good don't you think?

Life's Little Frustrations of the Day

I've had this rather persistent cough going on for the past 3-4 weeks and its starting to really irritate me! Somebody please make it go away =( it sounds absolutely horrid. I just drank down some rather delicious (not) Senega & Ammonia...and I didn't quite add enough water...sooo now I've got this lovely ammonia taste lingering at the back of my buccal cavity O.o

I didn't really cough much yesterday...which is great...Senega works like magic...but I have noo idea where or why the coughing decided to start back up again =( Why is it that just when you start to feel better...something just has to come along and take a nab at you? That's not cool at all...
Not to mention, medication itself don't seem to have a very beautiful effect on my skin. I get the idea that I'm somewhat prone to skin problems...mostly liver spots and acne. Whenever I start taking medication, whether it may be antibiotics or just plain old cough meds, liver spots just pop out of nowhere on my back o.o quite unattractive little things they are. If I were less tanned, I probably wouldn't see them so much...

I woke up this morning feeling so groggy, it's not even funny. Sleeping in late and waking up late makes you feel so much more tired than matter how many hours of sleep you get. Horrible really. But I felt like I had a headache preparing to pounce on me or something...I was feeling a little woozy too. Was a little weird. Thank goodness that went away...I was so afraid it would stop me from studying. Which I managed to get done btw! Yay! I'm gonna go back to it just now..I decided to take a little break and make a little blog about...well...nothing really...

I also decided to add a video or two to my iPod. Since this silly University of mine is quite lacking in cadavers for us to do some proper anatomy, I managed to get a hold of this lovely little DVD which had cadaveric demonstrations on it =D so, I decided I'll put the parts that we'll be studying this semester...which would be the upper and lower limbs. And if I'm ever somewhere without a book to study and I'm waiting around doing absolutely nothing, then I'd take my iPod and watch some anatomy! Ingenious idea isn't it? Since I tend to have my iPod with me wherever I go =)

I've got a Molecular Medicine test this Thursday. Then I've got 3 more tests next week. How depressing is that? So many tests, so much work to cover, so little time. Absolutely ridiculous.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Opening Act

Soo, never used blogspot I guess you could say I'm totally new to it =] Not totally new to the whole blogging idea at least! I've never really been one to keep up with blogs...I start one, continue for awhile..get bored...start another...I actually haven't had a blog in awhile. But every so often it's nice to have a little place of my own to come to where I can just vent a little or just be randomly random =D

I should really be studying right now. I haven't really studied for the awful...instead I've been floating around the net and ended up doing this! But really...I need to study...