Friday, 27 February 2009

Business Psychology 'luck'

Today was unlike another Thursday. There was more to this Thursday.

I manage to get ME back. I "grew balls", someone said. LOL! (Literally, of course!) Maybe I just never showed them all this while?

Anyway, a major THING happened today. I haven't been talking about this before so it may seem like it is no big deal but it is a HUGE one! This year I am taking a module called Business Psychology (because Industrial & Organizational Psychology is one of the areas I might further pursue). Well this module started in September 08 and will last till May 09, one whole academic year to be exact. However, this module could be deemed a disappointment...because of the lectures. No, this is not external attribution but it is REALITY! I am sure every single student in the class will agree with me! Here is the summary of the lectures conducted:
-Total teaching weeks: 24
-Currently in week: 19
-Lectures left before finals: 5
-Lectures attended: +/- 6
-Lectures GIVEN: 9

Yes, fantastic bombastic statistics =) So today someone finally did something. A lecturer came in to 'discuss' with us about the module because we are VERY far behind. There is so much to cover and in 5 lectures, there is NO WAY! In addition to that, the lecturer is STILL sick! Unfortunately he is the only Organizational Psychology expert in the Uni so they couldn't get anyone to replace him. He is probably in his 60's and I don't really have to say this but he is ALWAYS sick! Hence, the numerous cancellation of classes!

We have to write up two essays of 25% each and a 50% UNSEEN, 3hour final exam. Due to these "unforeseen" circumstances, they are considering to 'help us out'. Everyone in the class was very enthusiastic about criticizing on the poorly conducted module. Finally the conclusion of the discussion was:
-Reduction from 2 essays to 1 (@ 50%), One (still) unseen exam but with "very accurate" tips
-OR we could drop the module and take another module called Negotiated Essay
-OR we could drop the module and take a short internship

The drama:
1. I freaking COMPLETED 2 essays and as a result, my bedtime was between 3-5am for the past two weeks! Out of 30 students in class today, only 2 (me and another girl) completed both essays. Yes, we flipped (DUH!). So the very kind lecturer told us, he will mark both essays and bring forward the one with higher marks (Err...Hell NO?!) So then he said he will take both essays to count and reduce our exam load (having lesser questions, hours etc.) for both of us. Yea, that's much better! It's unfair to just discard our VERY hard work! *wipes tears* LOL!

2. Negotiated essay is basically a dissertation paper but without doing a research. I would say it's similar to a qualitative paper instead of quantitative. The topic chosen must be related to Business Psychology and about 5000-7000 words. That is it, no other assessments...no essays, no exams. Cool! However, in your degree certificate, it would say that you took "Negotiated Essay" module instead of "Business Psychology". Errr...watafak?! Show it to any company and they will for sure show you their watafak faces!

3. Short internship option. If you're thinking of what I was thinking, you're wrong! It is not a physical internship...it's a written one. Basically you'll have to write a 5000 words paper on any topic about Psychology which you've been wanting to write about (with literature support of course). Basically it's like building your own theories on top of existing ones or just altering existing ones with empirical literature support. That was it, no other assessments. Again, the issue with certificate...this module would be some title they give (which is not Business Psychology). It is an interesting option but there would be ALOT of work to do...researching and what not =.=

I guess I will stick to the altered Business Psychology module. Since I've done those two essays anyway! Pfbt! Worth complaining! Oh...joke of the day:

Lecturer: There will be a lecture next week! So please come. I don't know who is lecturing...but there will be someone lecturing.

LOL! Poor guy. It makes me wonder the trouble they have to go through just because of a sickly colleague...poor thing! Well, tough luck =p LOL!

I need women who gamble! Please contact me at: "melissawillmakeyouwin@luckyalltheway.com LOL! I'm joking! It's ML687@live.mdx.ac.uk (no joke). Your help would very much be appreciated =)

Wednesday, 25 February 2009

Loved one turn 50!

HAPPY 50th BIRTHDAY, MUMMY!!!


I know, she doesn't look 50! LOL! Hope you had great fun on this special day =) LOVE you!!! XOXO!!!

Tuesday, 24 February 2009

BK-fetish flatmate!

One of my flatmate has got BK-fetish! No, I don't mean Burger King! He/she has Butter Knife fetish!

My butter knife was stolen (yes, it includes borrowing without returning) from my kitchen few weeks ago and I was unhappy because that was my one and only butter knife!

Ching Yee was kind enough to give me one of hers because she had 6! LOL! Unfortunately, the butter knife was too attractive looking *sarcasm* and it is now MISSING AGAIN!

Maybe the butter knives I used have some sort of 'smell' that arouses them! Sound sick, I know...but that's the only reason I can think of because there are 3 butter knives within reach by the sink and it is ALWAYS there! Steal those instead of mine!!! Damn it!

Sunday, 22 February 2009

Tagged.

1. Who tagged you?
Nick

2. Do you like tags?
Not a big fan.

3. If you can have a dream to come true, what would it be?
Child and women sexual abuse is non-existent.

4. What is your current mood?
Stresses, anxious, nervous, tired!

5. What will you do if your crush says he/she adores you too?
Only one thing to do.

6. Will you fall in love with your bestfriend?
Doubt so. Nothing bad but just coz we know each other too much? lol!

7. Which will you prefer, loving someone or being loved by someone?
Being loved by someone =p

8. What is your favourite food?
See-food =p

9. If the person you dislike is right in front of you, what will you do?
Hmm...if circumstances allow, I'll ignore...didn't see anything!

10. What do you pray each day for your loved ones?
Healthy, happy and prosperous.

11. What takes you down the fastest?
Betrayal.

12. How would you see yourself in ten years time?
Erm I think I would be more vain than ever! LOL! Well, personality wise I think I would pretty much be the same person but wiser in a way? Also, more successful with my own (luxurious) house and (convertible sports)car =D

13. What is the reason that could make you so tensed up?
Nervousness?

14. What kind of person do you think the person who tagged you is?
Great person! LOL! Totally compatible...kan kan kan? =)

15. Would you rather be single and rich or married but poor?
Single and rich =p

16. Would you sacrifice for your loved ones?
Yeap!

17. What's the character must have in your partner?
Loyalty.

18. If you fall in love with two people simultaneously, who would you like to pick?
The one I feel I could have a future with?

19. Would you forgive and forget no matter how horrible a thing that someone has done?
Depends on who that someone is.

20. Do you prefer being single or having a relationship?
Can I not answer this?

21. What kind of music do you like?
Music with dem hawt beats! LOOOOOL!

22. Who are the 5 person that you would like to tag?
1) Grace
2) Niqa
3) TL
4) You
5) And your friend...

LOL! I won't be online as often because I have to unplug my Internet cable for me to concentrate on my essays! I was supposed to check my mails while eating dinner and now I've used up one and a half hours on FB and blogging (including reading blogs) =s Back to work!

Friday, 20 February 2009

Madness!

Just when you think everything was going well, and something just have to come out WRONG after you've got down to the very last sheet!

I manually calculated 24x3 sets of questionnaires totalling up to 1776 questions...and I found out that I misunderstood the scoring instructions for one of questionnaires. Worst of all, I was down to the very last one before realizing the mistake I made! I literally wanted to drop down dead! Hours of counting and scribbling and I misunderstood it...after I finished tabulating all! ROAR!

Neck pain, shoulder pain, back pain...stomach pain too (hungry). I'm going to finish it tomorrow...have to take a break before I go mad! 2.22am and I am eating a bag of crisps. Wanted to eat cereal but don't want to wake my flatmates up.

So far only 24 questionnaires collected...I need 46 more! Anyone know any gamblers?!

Going to bed!

Ching Yee turned 21!

HAPPY 21st BIRTHDAY, CHING YEE!!!
Ching Yee and the mini cake (and a matrix girl behind the scene =p)
Woke up this morning to make a small cake for Ching Yee's 21st. We planned the 'cake cutting' ceremony on Sunday but it's kinda sad not having a cake on your birthday? She probably doesn't care but I DO! LOL! I just feel that people should have a pleasant day on their Birthday and that includes having a cake! LOL! I like the colour of the batter =p
The final product =)
I didn't have candles so...a cute kitty pic?! LOL!
I know she'll dig it =p

video

The short video...btw, I didn't play any prank on her. There wasn't a right timing and also because of some other reasons =) LOL!

Thursday, 19 February 2009

Comfort food!

Happy or Sad, Greggs Chocolate Chip cookies will always be there for me =)
Indulged in two triple chocolate chip cookies and two original chocolate chip cookies...well I still have one of each saved for tomorrow =p
STRESS!!!

Wednesday, 18 February 2009

Ginger fried rice

Wheeeeeeeee~
My Ginger fried rice!
(with green beans a.k.a. french beans and sliced hot dogs)
PS: See how the ramekin help me present my food so nicely =p

Tuesday, 17 February 2009

Celebration of love pt.2

Sorry for the super late updates! LOL! The weather these few days have been a blast, sunny and cooling (not freezing), NICE! Anyway, Valentine's Day...most people I know don't like celebrating this particular day because they are single. Common people, it's not just lovers' day! There's no harm in spending it with your friends or even family =) Or in Nick's case, with food that he was craving for at the time...Malay food. LOL!

I spent THE day with Michael (a.k.a. Mike). Totally had great fun =) I got him (more like us) a pendant and as you can see, it's a couple's pendant. He's got the outer bit and mine, the feminine one =D
Mine can fit into his pendant...total cuteness!
Made him a card too! I sew the outline with thread =p
The inside of the back cover, a very nice meaningful poem =)
And guess what he got me?! The BEST gift I've ever had for Valentine's...
WOOOOOOOOOT!!!!!!!!!!!!
Nop, it's not a double illusion...it really IS DOUBLE!!!
Even the box is sooo pweety!
*Faints*
My mind literally went berserk when he gave me these two boxes! Now that I've regained consciousness, I still revert to my super duper high moments every time I think/look/see/touch/feel/dream about it! This is way 'higher' than orgasms! Literally...LOL!
It matches my nail colour! =p
Look at that CHARM!!! "Miss February"
Waaaaaaaaaa! *jumps in JOY*
The face of the watch is big...NICE!
*Breath in, breath out* I still can't get over the excitement! If I am a b*tch, I would be the luckiest b*tch ever! =p LOL! Sorry for the crude-ness but I am still high about it! LOL!
Anyway, I'm free from Sports World now! No longer working there! Woooot! It's good because I can concentrate more on my studies and less temptation to buy clothes/shoes! Although so, SW didn't let me off with the last day...while I was putting out the clothes to the shopfloor from the rails, the sight of a new Playboy top made me *ROAR* At first it was all Size 14 so I thought maybe it's a sign to not get it. THEN, out of all the 14s there's one and only one 12! It IS a sign! No staff % but it was only 3GBP *halo on my head*
I tried to resist =p
The (sexy) back
Check out the matching watch!
WOOOOOOOOOOT!
And I made another bread and butter pudding with caramelized apples topped with custard =p
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Last but not least, THANK YOU a million to that special someone who made me break my own record for being HIGH for the longest duration...I still am very excited about the watches *widest smile ever*
I HEART U!

Sunday, 15 February 2009

Celebration of love

Happy Valentine's Day to all!

I got the best Valentine's Day present ever! Sorry if it may look like I'm bragging but...I SO AM! LOL! I haven't take a picture of the present yet but I will upload it soon in the next post. It was totally a surprise that I didn't expect...especially from that someone =p LOL! He really made my day. Thank you, sweetie! (If you're reading this...by chance? lol!)

Hope you guys had a great day with your loved ones too! Not necessarily your partner or other half, could be friends and family too ;) xx

Friday, 13 February 2009

Tops and bottoms!

It's snowing AGAIN! Totally didn't expect it to. We (Me, Ching and FM) were on our way to Brent Cross and while walking, it just snowed =.= Anyway, my mum sent me this! Woot! It's nice! lol!
I know it looks like pearls in the picture but it's silver in colour =)
Okay back to Brent Cross, we drop by Sports World because it was my last day to get staff discount =p LOL! So I bought something I've always wanted...a pretty Nike hoody! I bought this because I returned that two pairs of 'tissue paper' jeans I bought from Dorothy Perkins.
You like it? =D
I do! LOL!
(btw, ignore the dirt on the mirror)

And here is the picture of a velour track suit I bought some time ago. Didn't blog about it for some reason but Grace wanted to see it so yea...
Teal and good deal =)
Sum up to 8pounds a set! Hawt!
Oh! Valentine's coming!!! Wonder if we'll get a White Valentine too?! LOL! That will be nice =) Anyway, thanks Ching and FM for teman-ing me and being patient with my fickle-mindedness =D Woooooooot! Last day of work tomorrow...sad but HAPPY!

Thursday, 12 February 2009

Ramekins!

Okay I am officially mad about my ramekin! LOL! Had oats this morning and because I don't have any classes today (reading week), I took the time to search a recipe for lunch =.= I know...I'm mad =p
(Wholemeal) Bread and butter pudding with caramelized apple slices and raisins glazed with condensed milk =D
See the goodness in the middle? (Woot! Do I hear tummies rumbling?!)
Yea, that was my lunch. LOL! I know, I have a super sweet tooth =p

Dinner tonight:
Chicken and potatoes in soy sauce with a hint of ginger (yeay mum! I made it! LOL!) and stir-fry veg with rice
Dessert: Chocolate cake with custard
Yeay! I'm going to Perth end of this year! One whole month! Will be spending Christmas and New Year's there! Wheeee~ (sorry guys, another missed New Years celebration with you guys *puppy eyes*) Okay this decision was made within an hour! My mum called me and said, "Air Asia free tickets to Australia! You want to go or not?" Erm...YEA? LOL! Basically if you travel before 15th of Dec and return after 15th Jan, the tickets are free! So you will need to pay airport tax of about RM300+ and that's it! From RM1900 to RM300...Great deal!
Although my mum tricked me and my brother into this =.= He said right after he clicked the 'confirm' button, she said we're paying it ourselves... WHAT?! =.= Still a good deal thou! Now hopefully we have a place to stay because my mum didn't ask my aunt if we could stay at her place for that duration. LOL! Aunt Janet, take us in? *puppy eyes*

Wednesday, 11 February 2009

Yum yums =)

My Uni's new building technology...Oh yea they use all Mac stuff =s They look pretty thou =p
Super flat keyboard and screen! And a cute mouse too. LOL!
Dinner that day: Seafood vege pasta with white sauce.

Dinner yesterday:
Chinese cabbage and onion omelet
With chicken fried rice.
Dinner tonight:
Maggie mee =p But forgot to take picture. LOL! I was too excited as I finally bought my ramekin cases! =D Now I can make single serving desserts and sweets!!!! Wheeeeeeeeee~ Obviously I couldn't resist trying my first experiment with my new ramekins!
Raw chocolate lava cake.
Baked chocolate lava cake! Like a muffin! LOL!
The top is crunchy! Okay the middle is supposed to have a runny chocolaty sauce but I over cooked it =.= So it's basically a cake! LOL!
Closer look! LOL! Just teasing you guys! =p
I'll attempt to make a proper chocolate lava cake (with a runny center) next time =)
I ran away from work today =p LOL! Not really but my manager told me I had to stay for stock-take today AGAIN! I seriously don't know if he was joking or not. Obviously I was pissed when he told me that in the morning! Spoilt my mood for half the day! Then I decided to leave at 4pm sharp (which was my initial shift) no matter what the consequences...I'm already leaving the job anyway =p When my shift ended, I quickly sneak to the entrance of the shop and got checked out by a different manager (who doesn't knows anything about this) and didn't turn back! LOL! I kept my phone on silent, just in case my manager decided to call me back to work!
Deadlines are sooooooo close! Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek! Focus Mel, Focus!!! OMG I'm so dreaming of that Playboy watch at Argos! But I promised to stop shopping for the time being...*SIGH*

Thursday, 5 February 2009

I RESIGNED!

Today I had an appetizing lunch =)
Boiled potatoes with green pesto (herbs+olive oil) and melted cheddar cheese!
Walked to Uni and had the worst journey ever! Walking on ice is no fun!
I almost fell couple of times but managed to balance myself. There was a girl behind me and I bet she's laughing at my noob trainer-skating skills!

I over made the portion of my lunch so I made a light dinner at 8.30pm:
Mix vege soup: Cabbage, tomatoes, onion and carrot.

Oh yea! I gathered my guts and handed in my resignation letter today! I stood outside the shop for 10minutes trying to gather those guts. I don't know why I was so nervous but there goes 10minutes of my life worrying about something insignificant =.= Yes, I do that a lot! Unfortunately. LOL!
Hopefully the weather is not as bad tomorrow. Earlier today the weather forecast says there will be snow+rain. Now it's just rain. Wonder if it'll change again tomorrow morning? Maybe. Oh, and predicted snow AGAIN on Saturday. Hmm...

Wednesday, 4 February 2009

Goodbye SW

Today I was supposed to go to work but after less than 10steps out my flat building, I went back in. There was a guy walking pass me and he said, 'You better change your shoes, there's no way you can wear that'. Great! I was wearing my trainers and that wasn't enough?! I don't know what else to wear. LOL! So I called up my manager and had a 'argument' with him on the phone. Well basically he wants me to be at work and I quote:

"You will have to find a way to get to work!"
"I know it's slippery, it's slippery for me to drive to work too"

...exactly my point! Drive! That's like door to door?! I have to walk 20 minutes to the bus stop and then take the bus and then walk another 10minutes to the shop! Trust me, the floor is just not walk-able! I called up the cab company and they say it costs about 8pounds for me to get to work. That's one and a half hours of my pay! Why would I want to do that?! Madness!
Sisa-sisa salji on the roof top this morning.
All white with loads of footsteps.
The car on the left is my flat mate's car. LOL! So cute.
Foot prints and melted ice by mid-day.
It's just cute how the snow takung at the branches...LOL!
Dinner tonight:
Seafood carbonara with potatoes, carrots and cabbage.
Up close...it's just appetizing =p
Back to the work topic, I didn't go to work and I sent my manager a text. That is it! And I have decided to quit my job. It's taking too much of my time. I BELIEVE I would have enough to last me throughout the year, provided I don't start shopping =p So yes, I've already printed out the letter and I will hand it in this Friday =)