Thursday, January 27, 2011

Stressed And Depressed

Things i ought to do whenever i'm feeling stressed and depressed:

1) Exercise.

2) Sleep.

3) Read novels.

4) Watch movies/VCDs/DVDs.

5) Play pc games/nintendo ds games.

6) Bitch about it on your blog.

7) Bitch some more about it to your friends.

8) Clean & re-organise my room.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Deep Sleep Dreams

Since my life has been busy and hectic lately, i've been sleeping oh so soundly, i'm telling you! I've been in deep sleep every night and i've drooled a river on my bedsheets lol. Unpleasant, i know! I've changed to fresh, new bedsheets already, i promise! O:)

Strange as it sounds, i dreamt about lotus tree some time last week. I know it doesn't make sense and lotus certainly do not grow on trees. Feeling curious and bothered and restless, i googled about lotus tree. I'm very surprised that there is such thing but it is known to be from a Greek mythology. Also, there is known to be spirits guarding each and every tree on this Earth! Cool, new info huh? Never knew that! In the dream, i was told by a female mythical creature beside me, that i was on a lotus tree. It looked like any other tree except that the leaves were dark purple and the tree looked dull. Ok.... This is gonna sound freaky but i was perching on the branches and so was the mythical "being" beside me. Hmm....

Dream Interpretation of Lotus: To see a lotus in your dream, represents enlightenment, growth, purity, beauty and expansion of the soul. The image of the lotus serves as encouragement and provides hope in dark and murky times.

Dream Interpretation of Tree: Trees are symbols of the soul and the life principle. The type and condition of the tree tells of your spiritual condition at the moment. For example, a withered tree may show that you lack inspiration and the desire to live life to the fullest. It may also show your concerns about getting older. A tree can also be a symbol of time. The root represent the past, the trunk the present and the branches the future. Perhaps your dream contains a prophecy or says something about your hopes and fears for the future? It is said to be lucky if you dream of climbing a tree.

Well i dunno if i climbed the tree or not in the dream cos i couldn't remember the earlier part of the dream.

A few days later, i dreamt about backpacking travelling. I was with people i do not know. In this dream, it was REALLY interesting for me cos there were single beds suspended in mid-air at the backpackers' hotel, kinda like bunk beds but i dunno how they could hang in mid-air just like that without any strings lol. Must be magic. I was frantically looking for my black jacket. I looked and seeked everywhere but in vain. Then i entered a room full of psycho people. They looked gothic and they looked like zombies! It was like a scene from the movie, "I Am Legend". Next thing i knew, i got hypnotized by them and became one of them. Weird. :-S

Dream Interpretation of Black: The darkness of black generally has negative connotations in dream interpretation. The presence of black may indicate anxiety, anger, guilt or resentment.

Dream Interpretation of Jacket: To see or wear a jacket in your dream, represents the image that you want to present and project to the outside world. Alternatively, it symbolizes your protective and defensive persona. You tend to distant your feelings and as a result, you may isolate yourself. Consider also the color, appearance, and type of jacket for additional significance.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Busy Bee

Cook rice for dad


Buy stationeries

Update wishlist

Do homework

Read a book

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

First Day of IELTS Prep Course

As ya'll know.... I have taken IELTS exam twice already. And i got a band score of 6.5 for both times. And then i went on to take OETS exam but i didn't score for one module, which was reading module. I was told by Queenie that if i didn't score for that one module, i can just re-take that module. So i did pay to re-take for it. And then a few weeks later, the OETS team e-mailed me, telling me to re-check the Australian Nursing Board website cos they changed their criteria for OETS exam. Turns out they raised the standard. Now, i am NOT allowed to re-take just that ONE module. Like IELTS, i have to pass ALL modules in one sitting. Great. Just great. So i withdrew my application but thankfully, they refunded 50% of my money back, which is fair i guess.

A couple of my colleagues suggested i take the IELTS(academic) preparation course. I was dwelling and dragging on it. Cos it IS expensive, mind you. It costs $1000+. So i finally made up my mind and decided to go for it. I borrowed that $1000+ from my mom and paid for it.

The classes are held every Mondays and Wednesdays at 7.30pm-9.30pm, over the span of three months, from January until March. So yesterday, it was the FIRST day of my class. I was morning shift. As soon as i returned home from work, i took a nap for about an hour. Then woke up and get ready for class. I was like ten minutes early. When i stepped into the class, there were already some students sitting in there. As the class drew nearer,i realised nobody wanna sit beside me lol. Am i THAT intimidating? Lmao. BUT when the class started, the teacher had us paired up. So this burmese woman had to sit beside me and become my partner in the class. So like any other first days elsewhere in any organisations, we have to introduce ourselves and get to know each other better. There were 3 Singaporeans in the class including me, 1 from Myanmar, 1 from China, 1 from Vietnam, 1 from Korea and 1 from France. Note to self: "To befriend the french lady as she's going to study to become a fashion designer and is going to work under Louis Vuitton". Ok nuff said. Honestly, i think that the British teacher is TOO serious and he gives VERY LITTLE jokes(i expected more!), which gives me the impression that what he is trying to project to us is, "let's get down to business". The first day of the class itself hits me REAL hard on the head, sorta like the teacher pulled my head and banged it to the wall. This is absolutely NOT easy at all. No joke. I have to study and work on my IETLS not double-y or triple-y hard. I NEED to push myself to study EXTRA hardcore for it. In the class, we touched mostly on speaking. And managed to cover some writing as well. I didn't expect him to give us homeworks, but he did. DAMMIT! (>.<) Then he gave us the lowdown on the structure of each and every single part of the speaking and writing test, what the examiners are assessing, what they are expecting, looking out for and how they grade us. EXTREMELY useful details. I'd say.... This course is gonna be worth it. By the end of the class, i felt like my brain was wrung out dry. Then i realised how fucking exhausting, working and studying at the same time is. As soon as i got home, i refused to shower, went straight to my room, collapsed onto my bed and fell into a deep-DEEP-meaningful-satisfying-delicious sleep. Needless to say, i drooled while asleep.(and it does NOT happen frequently, not unless i'm REALLY tired.)