Saturday, July 1, 2017

July is here!


Can you believe it?

I swear it was just yesterday when I told myself that I'd update my blog in a week's time after my HFMD post... But suddenly Fei's birthday is over and mummy's birthday is coming already????


Anyway recently I've been craving so much for a short KL trip I dunno why. Maybe I just wanted to spend time with Fei alone somewhere out of Penang. Maybe I just wanted to go see YSL. Maybe I just wanted to leave Penang for a while. Sigh. Maybe it's just my quarter life crisis kicking in.

Yes I went down to KL just only in April but it was for the convo! So we didn't have really a lot of time to go lepak... But we still managed to shop a bit hahahaha. We visited Wen in FGS in Jenjarom, went to Mitsui after that and then back to the city. Mummy found a pair of running shoes in Nike and I finally got the spongy slippers I've always wanted from Nike!!! All at an additional 20% somemore!!! Damn happy both of us hahaha.

US at the convocation! Hehehe. Thank you Fei Fei for driving us all the way down to KL, for bringing me to see Wen, for sitting in the ceremony with mummy and bro even though it was super boring. :*

Oh yes we also went to IKEA on the last day for breakfast! And visited MyTown next to IKEA and had my matcha ice cream from Family Mart!!!

For it to be priced at RM2.90, I'm beyond satisfied. Super affordable and yummy! A friend said she prefers Tsujiri, but of course it'd be better cos it's probably 4 times the price of this Family Mart's one??

Also received graduation present again. :*

From Wen and Fei! This Fei purposely went to get the palette for me after I posted a picture of it on Dayre. 😑 So expensive but I love it!! Hehehe. :*

Then suddenly came bro's 20th birthday omg? Since when is he so old?!?! ... last I remembered he was only a baby...

Brought him and mummy to Metisser for his birthday desserts session since we had late lunch that day at Edo Ichi. :D Metisser's stuffs are so nice but so pricey. T_T Cannot always go or I'd go bankrupt.

Then brought mummy and bro to this Penang Secret Avatar Garden. It was damn jammed sigh. But it was really pretty!

And then suddenly it's Fei's 26th birthday! Hahahahaha my man is now in the third category of age group... ☺ Last I remembered, he was only 16. 🙊 We spent the whole day together! Went for lunch at The Twelve Cups, then headed to Queensbay and explored the newly renovated Aeon hahaha. Then headed to Edo Ichi for dinner and Paragon for desserts! Love you me man thank you for everything. :*

Obligatory birthday selfies hahaha. And a photo of our beautiful Penang taken from Paragon!

And today I bought mummy her birthday present from Jo Malone. Really way out of my league this one lol. Only bought mummy a conditioner. Hope she loves it! :)

Also had our dinner today at Yin's Sourdough Pizza. No wonder they get 9.0 on Foursquare out of 10. Really good! Bro and I shared Eggs Benny. Mummy had a half sandwich with soup.

The egg bursting on the pizza on the cheese omg THAT TASTE. *taste buds explosion*

Then we went to Straits Quay for an evening by-the-sea stroll. Hahaha. Damn extra one me lol. But I like spending a whole day like that with mummy! Ever since I started work I only get to spend time with mummy properly during the weekends.. Plus before I started work I went for my Hatyai trip. :( Had not much time for mummy cos 1 day after I'm back from the trip I started chambering d. T_T Still love you lots mummy. Please don't feel neglected.

I really like how Straits Quay's marina looks like. It looks so... peaceful and beautiful. So quiet and calm. So relaxing. But if I have the money, I'll definitely not get a property there. :x

Now, please allow me to spam photos of the Jo Malone I got mummy. The packaging alone is 101%!!!!! I LOVE IT

THAT BLACK RIBBON. THAT BOX. *hearts in eyes* *MELT*

My next target is to save enough money and buy myself a bottle of Jo Malone cologne! Hahahahahahahaha. Damn ambitious fml. I'll try! But I think by the time I've managed to save enough money, I won't be able to do it. To spend 500 on a bottle of cologne wtf. But just now before we left the shop I suddenly smelled a whiff of scent. THAT I LOVE. But I dunno what scent is that lol. Thank goodness for that.

Anyway, July will be my 5th month chambering! I really like my office. So peaceful but with occasional rush. So nice to work with the nicer people of elder generation. Cos some people from the elder generation can get very nasty as can be seen from a friend's situation. So I really thank god and Buddha and Kuan Yin for giving me a good place! *prays*

I'll be back to crap. Probably after I've stepped foot in KL HAHAHA just joking. I'll try to come back and crap more, to keep my online diary updated more. But really I crap more in Dayre cos it's super convenient being able to update on my phone on the go hahaha. But blog is a different thing. It's been here with me since I was 15. I will not throw you away my dear blog!

Till then, goodbye! 😊

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Surviving Hand, Foot & Mouth Disease (HFMD)

Last 2 weeks on a Thursday I was diagnosed with HFMD fml max.

It started on Tuesday when my throat felt super sore. And then on Wednesday I was shivering in the office wtf. It wasn't even raining super heavily. Drizzled for a while and then the sun came out again. Fan was only on speed 1 and aircond wasn't blowing at me. Then I saw red dots on my fingers which I assumed to be paper cuts because I was handling my forms and stuffs and I thought I carelessly got cut by papers again like when I worked in DP. I ignored the dots but then after a while it quite bothered me. Still chose to ignore it.

When I got home that night, it was becoming quite painful at the slightest touch... :( even holding my phone feels painful. I was wondering why are these paper cuts so sensitive now when before they almost never bothered me at all?

Then on Thursday morning I saw that there were another 2 dots forming on my toes WTF. Mummy thought that I was just heaty and asked me to drink more water. Yah I thought my inner system was overloading too.

Half way working I had to go affirm some documents I think so I went out. Car was obviously hot under the sun so the steering was super hot and when I touched the steering my hand felt like it's gon burn up. But it also provided me a bit of relief cos the dots on my hand by that time was getting super painful. :( Couldn't focus on my work at all on that day cos the dots were bothering me that much. Then at around 4.50pm I finally couldn't tahan anymore and decided to ask Aunty if she knows what are the dots. She thought that they're measles cos the weather was erratic with the rain and sun coming and going as it pleases.

So called mummy and then drove home and went to the doctor. By that time the soles of my feet already had more dots formed and they were fucking painful and sensitive. Plus my weight wasn't helping la ok. Zzzz.

Doctor had a glance at my palms and feet and he went like "HFMD".

NEVER once in my life have I ever thought I'd get it. I only knew about HFMD because 1 of the case we learned in AL talked about it wtf.

That was 30 March 2017, Thursday. Skipped work on Friday.

And guess what, we already bought tickets for Beauty and the Beast on Saturday!!! NO WAY I was going to miss it! Felt like shit on Friday but a bit better on Saturday so I went to watch the movie anyway hahaha with hoody and leggings and sneakers. Kept telling myself to be positive but it was difficult because whenever I see my palms I felt like crying sigh. And coupled up with the fact that convo was coming up in 2 weeks' time wasn't helping also.

But then finally on Sunday it got better and from then onwards the blisters and the sores started drying and the pain started fading. Thank god for that. :(

I have no idea who passed it on to me or where did I catch it. Sigh. But for anyone of you who stumbled upon this post and want to know how long it took for the blisters to dry, mine took around 4 to 5 days starting from Thursday. But the blisters on my feet took a bit longer, around 1 week.

And if you want them to heal even faster, I believe using all sorts of essential oils help! If you have a bath you can go for lavender bath everyday, I think it'll speed up the healing process double time lol. But since I didn't have any oils or a bath I just waited for them to heal naturally stressfully. Lol.

But I did apply tea tree oil on them! It seemed to make them dry quicker so you can try applying tea tree oil on all the blisters and sores too!

If you wanna know how it looks like, lol enjoy the pictures below.

Day 2, 31 March

Day 3, 1 April

Day 4, 2 April

Day 5, 3 April

Day 6, 4 April

And fast forward 1 week and 3 days after I was diagnosed with it...

Couldn't stop myself from peeling my fingers... :X

So good luck peeps if you're diagnosed with it! Spam water everyday and gargle your mouth with super concentrated salt water!

Oh yes, one thing I'm super thankful about is that there weren't that many ulcers. Or maybe it's just that I got used to having ulcers. Still very thankful. Ulcers always make people feel like shit.

And symptoms for HFMD are flu, fever and sore throat. AND you will lose all the appetite to eat anything. But it will all come to pass. :)

My fingers look damn ugly now with all the peelings happening but it's okay, at least they're not sensitive and painful anymore!

Edit: fast forward another 3 weeks...

Fingers all fine now and feet are starting to peel! :D