dmjewelle: (Nose Band Guy!)
I woke up to more rain.

Also realised I was supposed to attend a concert - the actual reason I'm freezing my arse off 5000km away from home.

10th March 2012 - The Gazette's anniversary concert, and a brief journey into Makoto Shinkailand )
dmjewelle: (Lelouch)
I was looking forward to the day because I got to meet up with [ profile] _deru!

Unfortunately Fate loves making life hard for me too!

9th March 2012 - Of Beans, Clay, and Fish )

And that's it for Day 2! Next up: The Gazette's Anniversary concert, and my first brush with Japanese assholicry. It exists! OAO
dmjewelle: (Lelouch)
The airplane served breakfast at 1.30 AM, and I had pink soba, wasabi, tomato pasta, and a small container of Haagen Dazs ice cream. Cathay Pacific's penchant for feeding people is terrifying - each flight has a 3-course meal of a main dish, a side dish, and dessert. It's ok until you're having connecting flights, then you're just eating a lot.

I'm sure to some marathon eating is hardly a bad thing...unless you picked the "no taste" option when you booked your tickets. I still can't figure out why would someone need to have *no flavouring* in their food whatsoever.

8th March 2012 - Preparing for the next 14 days )

That's it for day 1! Next up: Meeting Deru, walking in the cold, tea shops of absolute doom, and the most badass(??) marine engineer ever.
dmjewelle: (Default)
You know what's the hardest thing about blogging?


7 March 2012 - Getting to Japan )
dmjewelle: (Inga grin)
Thanks to [ profile] flat_foot, I get to do this annual meme again!

Cut to save your patience )
dmjewelle: (D8)
So a nurse calls me up.

Nurse: May I speak to Sujatha?
(Sujatha is the person who's been at the Special Chemistry bench for 7 years - she left to be a Clinical Instructor).
Me: Sujatha doesn't work here anymore-
Nurse: Ehh? Where is she working now? Is she at the main chemistry bench? Did she transfer to AD? When did she leave? Where's she working now? What's she working as? Who took over her job? How long-
Me: -*What* are you *calling* for?
Nurse: Oh! We're sending a sample for drug testing, please prepare the machine~
Me: Okay-
Nurse: Now let's talk more about Sujatha! 8D
Me: ...
dmjewelle: (Nose Band Guy!)

You are The Devil

Materiality. Material Force. Material temptation; sometimes obsession

The Devil is often a great card for business success; hard work and ambition.

Perhaps the most misunderstood of all the major arcana, the Devil is not really "Satan" at all, but Pan the half-goat nature god and/or Dionysius. These are gods of pleasure and abandon, of wild behavior and unbridled desires. This is a card about ambitions; it is also synonymous with temptation and addiction. On the flip side, however, the card can be a warning to someone who is too restrained, someone who never allows themselves to get passionate or messy or wild - or ambitious. This, too, is a form of enslavement. As a person, the Devil can stand for a man of money or erotic power, aggressive, controlling, or just persuasive. This is not to say a bad man, but certainly a powerful man who is hard to resist. The important thing is to remember that any chain is freely worn. In most cases, you are enslaved only because you allow it.

What Tarot Card are You?
Take the Test to Find Out.

dmjewelle: (Inception Icon)
This afternoon I dreamt that Yoji Shinkawa was REALLY popular in Hungary.

When I woke up my knee was all twisted.
dmjewelle: (Nose Band Guy!)
I'm no good at making life updates because I've always felt that some things are better off being told in person.

But after telling the same story five times in a row, something needs to be done.

In here be piccies of life. Very boring. )

And that's my life update for this part of the year. We hope you enjoyed it!
dmjewelle: (<3)

The best part? I COMPLETED the draft.

Ttly kicking back with some root beer to celebrate.
dmjewelle: (AAAAAAA)
The following ridiculosities occurred between 9 AM and 6 PM today:

1. Heart bypass patients bring their own donors on the day of the operation as the doctor prefers freshly donated blood. Today one patient's family requested the patient be transfused with blood donated by an 'Eric' (name changed) and NOBODY ELSE'S because they did not know who were the other donors they brought in (presumably friends of friends or something). Why they didn't just restrict the donors to immediate friends and family is anyone's guess.

2. A doctor told a patient:
"I am going to get the lab to match some blood for you in case you need a transfusion. If you don't need any, then the cost of the unused blood bags will be refunded to you."
Today the patient came to collect the money.
I don't CARE if you're Dr Black Jack, stop requesting blood transfusions like lottery tickets then tell inconvenient lies just to save your ass.

I will bet you money tomorrow will be more of the same.

Quiz time!

Apr. 4th, 2011 07:28 am
dmjewelle: (Nose Band Guy!)

Considering the questions and how I stared at them quite a bit before randomly deciding, this is oddly accurate:

"Verbally and mentally fluid, you are refreshing and illuminating to those around you. This is occasionally somewhat discounted by the obvious pleasure that you take in exercising your mental acuity. Although generally peaceful you can often take a verbally aggressive tact in relations with the world, which can often be misunderstood by those around you. Innovative in the extreme, you can often think yourself right out of the correct answer to a given problem. Many times you are referred to as your own worst enemy. You tire very quickly of routine and so make poor clerks or administrative help. You also have no respect for authority and little patience for those you regard as inferior, most especially those in charge. Experimentation is your watchword and can occasionally lead to experience for its own sake and shallow decadence. Your thought can sometimes be scattered and disconnected."
dmjewelle: (*grin*)
New work policy requires executives to create their own scorecard for key performance indicators (KPI) using the company portal. My colleagues being procrastinators (who also type rather slowly), they've only started creating it today despite the deadline on the 31st.

So at 5 PM there's Chew in Haematology typing slow and steadily.

And then there's half-blind half-crippled Azmi in Serology typing away on two fingers, hunched at the keyboard and squinting at the monitor with old-man glasses.

SUDDENLY THERE WAS A COMPETITION!! FASTEST TYPIST TAKES IT ALL!!! (I swear they started it all on their own. I had nothing to do with it.)

Sujatha at Chem goes "OK SALMAN JV YOU BE CHEERLEADERS!!!" and Salman (also of Chemistry) distracts Chew while I go help Azmi clear up since he clocks out at 5.30; You kinda feel sorry for a midlife-crisis sufferer after a while. I inform Pearl & Mariyamah (Of Micro/Sero) of this development, and they are only mildly amused.

Mariyamah: So is this like the hare and the tortoise except both sides are tortoises?
Me: I dunno, Azmi seems to be calling himself a duck.

At 5.40 Azmi wins! FIST PUMP YO.

Chew blames me asking her about a clotted blood sample and flips stuff around the table, and says "I'M NOT FRIENDING YOU FOR A WEEK! A WEEEEEEEK!"

Me: But Azmi leaves at 5.30, you leave at 6. Technically you won.
Chew: It's not about the time, it's the pride! MY PRIDE!!!
Me: Come to think of it Azmi IS half-blind and just lost to a massive handicap.

The sad part about all this epicry is that there are no pictures whatsoever. That'll teach me. :(
dmjewelle: (AAAAAAA)
Last night during night call, I had the following conversation with a nurse:

Nurse: May I know your name?
Me: JV
Nurse: *Devi*? Ooo Akka [Starts speaking in TAMIL]

Another time while connecting my call, a phone operator tried to hit on me:

Op: Ooo JV you say? That's a unique Indian name. Can you speak Tamil?
Me: No. I'm not Indian.
Op: Oh? Are you Chindian?
Op: [Stops talking IMMEDIATELY and connects my call]

But the convo that takes the cake has to be another nurse some time back:

Nurse: May I know your name?
Me: JV
Nurse: ...Daisy?
Me: JV
Nurse: ...Devi?
Me: J. V.
Nurse: .....Julie?
Me: JV
Nurse: ...Jessie?
Me: Jaaaaaaaaaay Veeeeeeeeeeeee
Nurse: ...Jenny?
Me: Oh dear god.
Nurse: Why don't you spell it out?
Me: Japan. Vietnam.
Nurse: Oooohhh, you should've told me your real name lah-
Nurse: ohhhh LOL.

So you know what I think I'm gonna give me a Japanese name since everyone at the lab says I'm the token (pseudo) Japanese girl. Anybody got any suggestions? =___=
dmjewelle: (Epic)
...on MSN at least.

Edited for spelling mistakes!


God says:
have you heard about a case of a hiv-positive man cheating 193 men out of money and sex?

Lady sb says:
yes i saw that!
he seduced them
what about the man that cheated the ppl?
btw have you been playing farmville
i worry about this english countryside thing they are promoting
im like

God says:
you will get a 2nd farm
you will breed sheep like nobody's business
when i heard about that cheating case, the first thing that came to mind was gender equality.

Lady sb says:
and yes breeding sheep
they should have a sheep stable

God says:
most likely!

Lady sb says:
and i realise what you mean by gender equality

God says:
now we need a woman to con men to complete the circle!

Lady sb says:
im currently watching this show on mtv
called plain jane
where they take a plain jane
and infect them with aids?

and it's like
one of these makeover shows
it makes you wonder
if there is one locally
ive seen it on 8tv
i wonder
how does one apply for that

God says:
i wonder too.
maybe they have details at the end


Perhaps someday I shall talk about the strange series of dreams I've had at work because the lab is too damn cold.
dmjewelle: (Default)
Ganked from [ profile] piratelicker: Reply to this entry with CITRUS somewhere in your comment. (unless you really want me to) Then I'll choose six of your icons for you to talk about in your own journal.

ALL my icons were ganked from other journals - source is in the descrptions.

From VGCats. Specifically, this strip. Thousands of icons and I couldn't find a "D8" one that spoke out to me. Figures.

I really, really, really, really, really wanted an Inception icon; one that would express the craze I have for Arthur x Eames, and this one was the best line yet.

Taken from Zero Punctuation, though not sure which video. The problem with this icon is some people might misinterpret it as ME telling THEM they're crap; this icon is meant to say *I* am crap.

After my Tokyo trip, I wanted a picture of Reita. In my userpics this is described as "nose band guy" because up till then that was all I recognized him as. Even at the concert I shouted WHOOOOO NOSE BAND GUY! I keep a picture of him in my work locker, and it's a good conversation starter if anything. I also now have a colleague obsessed with cutting Reita's hair because it's TOO LONG. I keep telling the fool girl to just try it.

I used to use this P3 icon for all my angsty posts, but this has been replaced with the Zero Punctuation one. I might change it someday.

The oldest most recognizable icon people connect me to, and I have no idea where the hell this came from. If you know, please do tell me.
dmjewelle: (AAAAAAA)
Which isn't good given how crappy the world is at the moment, but sometimes I just need to get angry.

The following is an educational post about how to ensure a smooth ride when you have to go for a blood test. I'm wondering whether to crosspost it to Facebook.

It may be slightly vitriolic, but nothing you haven't seen or heard before. )

And with that, I hope someone learns something out of this and stops making our lives hell. Then maybe everyone'll be happy and I'll be less misanthropic.

Haha you wish.
dmjewelle: (*grin*)
I haven't had much of an opinion on anything in the last 2 years.

Well, time to change that.

In which I review some Oscar Wilde


Feb. 8th, 2011 04:45 pm
dmjewelle: (Epic)
My dad came to ask me what I would prefer to eat for dinner before heading to work:

Dad: Would you like to eat fried rice with chicken...
Me: *suspense*
Dad: ...Or WHITE RICE with chicken?
Me: *headdesk*

And then much laughs were had.


Jan. 20th, 2011 09:35 am
dmjewelle: (Inception Icon)
So there I was in this big building/resort area being followed by an Australian tranny from Sydney and she was wearing this red and white striped top like Asuka's swimsuit I think and then I was on some race to get to the topmost level of this gorgeous building with wooden staircases that can be side by side but go up to different levels and there were people all over the place OH MY GOD AM I IN SOMEONE ELSE'S DREAM AND ALL THESE PEOPLE ARE MY SUBCONSCIOUS and I wanted to get to the top and I knew which stairs it was but just couldn't get to the stairs and occasionally I'd bump into the tranny and then run and then finally FINALLY I reach the top and see a couple making out but they see me and stop and walk off and the floor looked like it was littered with torn magazine pages because it was really colourful but the floor felt smooth and then I looked at one open door that led out to the rooftop which was under construction pretty much and this one guy said ok show's over I'm packing up and I asked why and he replied something about there's nothing to see so no reason to stay abd then I peek into another room (how does a place with 4 corners have more than 3 doors?) and I say "I would stay longer" even though I'm looking into a room with a computer and gazillions of tons of otaku gundam stuff all around the computer and I think omg this guy is an otaku but he doesn't listen and leave and I look out the window and there's that tranny again and then my mum akss me what top I wanna wear when I go out afterwards.

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