The Work Zombie

30th December 2013 13 comments

For the last two weeks or so, I’ve been adjusting to full-time work. It’s not so difficult per say, but a change is a change and it’s taken some time to realise that work is unfortunately going to take a lot of time of my life 🙁 Basically my schedule these days are: wake up, go to work, get home, eat, shower, study, sleep and the process starts again. I’ve been trying to manage my time a little more efficiently so that I get some ‘me’ time so I don’t go crazy 🙂

At work, well, I’ve been there for four years already so I’m okay with the environment and everyone 😀 All apart from my manager it seems. We’re awkward with each other – I get the feeling he doesn’t like me that much – there’s another intern with me, and I can definitely tell that the other intern is his favourite. It’s a tad awkward sometimes~

Also, a belated Merry Christmas to everyone! 😀 Did everyone have a good Christmas? My family doesn’t celebrate it but we tried this year by having a family dinner and exchanging presents. It was really great 🙂

And can you believe that it’s nearly 2014 already? Holy crap! Where did this year go? This year flew by very fast for me. I’ll probably make a post about my New Year resolutions in the future but I know very well the top priority will be becoming a registered pharmacist.

 

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I’m done! :D

5th December 2013 15 comments

I have this strange belief that I shouldn’t blog until I get my exam results back. Not sure why but that’s why I’ve been MIA. But I finally did get my exam results and I can proudly say – I’ve finished my Bachelor of Pharmacy degree! It’s been 4 hard years – I still have another long year ahead as an intern before sitting my pharmacy board exam before I’m actually a pharmacist – but nonetheless, I’m so glad that the uni component is done.

So in the last month, a lot of things happened! I had my Pharmacy Ball (which is like a formal or prom). It was great – the food was really good and everyone looked so elegant. The theme was ‘Fire and Ice’ (I assume inspired by Revenge, haha) and I wore a blue dress 😀 I’m the one in the light blue dress:

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 (Friend sneaked a shot of me – clearly, I wasn’t impressed lol)

Last week, I also had a chance to abseil down a cliff. Basically walking ‘horizontally’ against a cliff. It was the first time that I had ever done it and I had no idea what the heck I was doing LOL. Basically facepalmed myself a couple of times against the cliff because you know, I’m smooth like that. I also ended up with a massive cut on my hand which I didn’t realise until I reached the bottom and noticed that my hand was covered in blood. It scared the heck out of me, but thankfully after being bandaged, it was all good 😀

Here’s a pic of where we abseiled off:

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The view is really pretty, unfortunately you don’t notice it at the beginning while you’re being dangled from the edge, waiting to step off 😉 That was the most terrifying part but the moment you step off, it’s actually really fun.

Has anyone gone abseiling before? Or if you haven’t, would you consider it? My friends wanted to go abseiling of a waterfall…and as much fun as I had with this cliff, I don’t think slippery rocks and my co-ordination will work well with that 🙂

I also finally managed to watch Catching Fire yesterday. It was really good! 😀

Things have been pretty chaotic as I’m transitioning into full-time work. It’s tiring for the most part and I pretty much go home and sleep, then wake up and whoopee, it’s another day of work. Because it’s the holiday season, people are also flocking to the pharmacy with medications before they go on holidays/because they reached safety net. It was crazily busy yesterday – I had to stay back 2 hours to make sure I got everything done.

Anyone feeling the holiday frenzy kicking in?

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