Thursday, December 10, 2009

Numbered thoughts.

1. Exams are in two weeks. Eeek!
2. I bitch way too much about how boring my coursework is. This shall stop now.
3. My results for the last exams came in with an A, A-, B and B-.
4. I turn 20 in 5 days.
5. I miss home.

Sunday, December 6, 2009


It's 4am and I'm still up studying pathology for a tutorial on Monday. I'm sleepy, and bored. So I made a comic to amuse myself. Then decided to blog about it to procrastinate (If you're wondering why the hell am I procrastinating, well, you and me both then). I will regret this later, but for now I give you my brand spankin' first ever comic strip.

I should stop doodling on lecture notes.

Friday, December 4, 2009

During that guy's class, I make puzzles or guess-who-doodles to pass time, like this:
Apparently, the person I suck at doodling is myself. Everyone else got the other guess-who doodles right.
Next week, I shall attempt to recreate Where's Waldo!

I would like to state here that I'm not obsessed with Aztecs as I have been falsely accused. It's just that when I do eventually find something interesting enough, I tend to read up and think about it a lot, and naturally it comes up in conversation and artwork. I did this last week, too bad my scanner sucks and a lot of the soft colours have faded. The real thing is AMAZING, with feathers, shells and pebbles. The Aztecs deserve the Noble Prize in peace and chemistry for finding chocolate!

Headress of Moctezuma II using crayon, pencils and colour pencils.

I've been busy illustrating for little projects like gifts (so many people are December babies!), t-shirts, canvas bags and button badges. The amount of support from friends and family over the imadethis! project has been terrific, and I am truly grateful. Thank you for planting the idea in my head, convincing me to do it and believing that I CAN actually do it. I'm meeting manufacturers and printers in January after my Cardiovascular and Respiratory System block exams. I'm hoping to maintain a B at least, as a yardstick to whether or not I pass my First Final Professional Exam *insert nervous nail biting here* (It's this big exam after you finish your preclinical years, to determine whether you get to move on to the clinical years) and more importantly, if I get to go to Uganda!

Much love.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

The sea is calling.

*Pictures were taken with a Nikon D8O or an Olympus IRsomething.

Just in need of a vacation.

I was born in the state of sandy beaches, rolling waves and coconuts. My family drives back to Terengganu a few times a year to visit my grandparents and spend time in the village. We go to the beach with my cousins (I have 11!) and have a picnic or BBQ there most of the time. We usually make the journey around this time of the year.

This secluded beach is only 15 mins away from my grandparents' home and known mostly to locals. It's like having your own private beach.

Pulau Perhentian is one of the best islands in Terengganu to go snorkeling and scuba diving. I love it here, the fishes and corals are beautiful.

We loike turdles!

The beach we frequent has a turtle sanctuary, and if you're lucky (or come in a large group with money to pay them) you get to release baby turtles into the sea. My little cousin had a plan to kidnap this one and keep it as a pet. The plan failed. Never trust 8 year olds with making diabolical plans involving cute animals.

We stay till the sun goes down
(or until one of the adults get bored and want to leave).

Good vibrations to all.