Monday, April 21, 2014

Almost everything about period

What a great blogger, I still give you picture reference even when I'm in such agony.

This post is all about menstruation, please exit if you feel disgusted already.
It also contains obvious facts and points that everyone already knows, lol.
I don't know why I'm doing this, I guess I hate this pain too much, I need to vent.
I literally crawled to the desk and grabbed my laptop.
Got under the comforter and started typing this post.
Some might feel disgusted reading this, so don't, I'm going to talk details ay.
If you are curious, I welcome you with open arms, my friend....... *evil grin*

I'm in another country, the weather is cold.
I didn't bring my prescribed painkillers, I thought I did but I can't find it anywhere!
So, I got some paracetamol from the pantry and it's not helping.
This pain is crazy, I can't even cry myself to bed, it won't let me.
#1. Remember to pack your painkillers while travelling if you do use them for period cramps.
Also remember where you put them.

I used to refuse to take painkillers.
I studied the side effects of painkillers in high school and I was terrified, lol.
I was like "no painkillers, man, they will give my baby defects"
"Fk you, you're not having a baby anytime soon!" 
Lol lol lol, erm, well, that's true... but... no buts...
We were having a photoshoot that day and the pain was ruining my day.
She handed me my first painkiller when I was 18 years old.
I think I'm dependent on painkillers when I have period cramps now.
But I always try to control, if it's not too pain, don't take it.
Many girls go for panadol, the pink pills, the magic pills.
#2. I suggest that you see a doctor and get prescribed ones for yourself.
Try the prescribed one, if it works for you, it's all good, keep the packaging.
You can normally get it from the pharmacy if you ever need it again.
#3. Do not simply take any painkillers, you might be allergic to some.
#4. I don't think you can/should have alcohol after taking painkillers.
#5. Do not take painkillers with an empty stomach.

I do not encourage you to take painkillers.
If you do, try to only take it if the pain is too unbearable.
If it's bearable, there are ways to help minimize the pain.
People always say chocolate makes you feel better, wrong!
#6. Chocolate contains small amount of caffeine, caffeine stimulates pain.
This was told by a doctor when I was 17 years old.
I had chocolate to try minimizing the pain and it got so bad, I had to go to clinic.
I think it's more like a psychological thing but if it makes you feel better, why not?

Some have a stable menstrual cycle, some don't.
What did I mean by stable cycle?
Ex : A girl has her period every 3rd of the month.
So, they know when to cut down on cold drinks and caffeine days before.
I don't know if I'm unlucky or unhealthy.
Mine is unstable, sometimes it's very late.
I don't even know when to cut down on cold drinks.
#7. Cut down on cold drinks and caffeine.
#8. Drink hot water instead of hot tea.

I don't know if it's a Chinese thing or what.
#9. Try to keep yourself away from the wind.
I went to beach and long walks by the river, the wind was so strong.
I actually felt it coming 2 days ago, yeah I did.
Yeahhh, we can actually feel it coming sometimes...
We're freaking psychics or what?
That is why we have great 6th sense, we sense things, we feel things ;)
This is how we're trained, do not underestimate us, lol!
#10. Keep yourself warm.
#11. Get a hot pad/pack to heat your belly up, every girl needs one.

Don't get me started on sanitary pad.
It's uncomfortable, it's damp, it makes you feel dirty, bla bla bla.
My Aussie friends, they all, ALL, use tampons.
There was once when we went out of the school for wedding cake class.
It just struck me and nobody had a pad.
#12. Captain obvious is here, always bring a pad with you.
I had to use a tampon, it was once and never again.
 My Aussie friends think pads are unsanitary but to me... tampons... ouch.

Well, maybe if Alex O'Loughlin shows up and says this to me, I might feel better.

Learn to read this facial expression, people.
 This is when you have period, you sit down for a long time and then you stand up...
I'll call this "the tap is turned on".
Yeh, it's not like mild bleeding, it's freaking Niagara fall.
This also happens when you sneeze...

Oh oh oh, then, what else do you get?
Stained undies and stained covers, HOORAY!
You wake up in the middle of the night.
"Wait, this dampness is not right, it is not right, oh no, oh no, please no..."
Sometimes it's overflowing.
Sometimes the pad is as clean as new but damn your sleeping position!!!!!!!!!!!!
You crawl up at 4 in the morning, get new undies, get new pad, open it, stick it on.
Take the dirty one off, wrap it, throw it.
Wash stained undies and maybe stained sleeping shorts or pants.
Sometimes you can't wash it off, you have to soak it.
Then, you go back to your room and stare at your bed.
What is unluckier? Tell me.
Stained bed sheet or stained blanket/comforter?
Shit, I don't even want to think about stained mattress...
Oh no, oh no, no, you don't have the right to "ewwwwwww" me.
It does happen to very very very unlucky people, God bless you.
If it's really bad, you have to change the bed sheets right away...
Wait, ain't nobody got time for that, need to sleep, wash the stains and sleep on the couch.
Put on new bed sheets the next day, lol.
#13. Place extra layers of cloth or mat on the bed.
This shit can't really help if you have "fabulous" sleeping positions.

How will I describe period cramp?
Let's seeeeeeeeeeeeeee...
Ok, the pain "spot" is not exactly on the belly/abdomen.
It's slightly lower, just slightly.
It's not like a surface pain, it's inside, deep inside.
It feels like your insides are being blended with a blender?
It's like tiny needles, no, not tiny needles, tiny knives, stabbing you?
It's like your belly is being cut open and someone is messing with the insides?
Yup, pewds does it best.

What are the other "bonuses" that come with the cramp?
1. Oh, guys love this, the extreme mood swings.
One minute, you're so happy, next minute, you're crying.
2. Pimples for you?
One or two here and there, maybe a breakout too?
 3. Bloated stomach.
When  I say bloated, it isssssssss bloated with air trapped inside.
I do not understand this, someone, explain to me.
Ermm, I'm guessing haemoglobin contains oxygen? So it's bloated? Lol.
4. Fake poo poo alert (HAHAHAHAHA)
It feels like you need to use the toilet but you probably just sit in there and nothing comes out.
Disgust alert : You watch the blood drips, in liquid form or gel form.
5. You feel extra tired.
Stay on the bed for a whole day, not a care given, still feel tired.
6. Back pain.
Not really pain, just really sore?
7. Boobs feel like exploding.
They kinda "expand" when you have period and "shrink" after period.
I think this is the only perk we get with period, lol lol lol, not really, it's painful.
Those with big boobs, I'm sorry for you, I feel you, sister, stay strong, lol.
8. Fat face fat thighs fat arms.
If you think you look extra fat, brace yourself, period is coming! 
9. Nausea.
You feel like puking when the pain is very severe.

I always say if I am a scientist, I will dedicate my time into inventing a cure for period cramps.
If you guys think girls are making a big deal out of period or
 it's disgusting and inappropriate to talk about it..
Well, try having your private part bleed every 5-7 days a month and see if you talk about it.
Girls, you like this post, you are welcome, lol.

This post can be longer, I still have a lot to say but...
I think the painkiller is finally working and I should head to bed before it wears off.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Good Friday

 I used to like to go to Speedy a lot when I was... younger.
I used to only go there for Jay Chou's albums.
Anything to do with Jay Chou, I would buy them if I could afford them.
Mum always says that I was a stingy kid, always trying to save every penny.
Yet, I was generous on Jay Chou, nothing else, just Jay Chou, only Jay Chou's albums.
I would listen to Jay Chou, Westlife after school everyday, before internet came to the picture.
Mum hated my obsession with Jay Chou, hahaha.
I guess that obsession wasn't all bad because I grew up with music.

As I grow older, my taste in music slowly changes.
Not really, I always like singer-songwriters, I still do.
Jay Chou is, Ed Sheeran is, Bruno Mars is, Ellie Goulding is, Birdy is, Lorde is, Kodaline is++

Rock Corner has become my favourite because Speedy doesn't bring my favourite albums in.
Sometimes I'd just hang out there, looking through the album collections.
How I wish I own the whole store, lol.
People ask me why don't I just buy music off iTunes.
I thought about it though but nahhhhhh, an album in hand makes me feel good.
Just like how I thought of getting a Kindle to read books but it's the same feeling.

So Coachella-ish, I wish I could be there.

A little story the other day.
I went album and book shopping after picking up some stuff for work.
Got my hands on Kodaline's album, last one, the last one, couldn't find it anywhere else.
I also got some Coldplay older albums.
There was this lady, probably 45+, specs on, I reckon she's the owner of the store.
She kept her eyes on me because I was in there for so longgggggggg.
I couldn't decide on what I should or shouldn't buy.
I finally proceeded to the counter to pay.
"Wow, Kodaline, good taste!"
I was like, wowwwwww, this aunty is pretty hippie.
"Wow, you know Kodaline?"
"Yeah, I see you like Coldplay here, you'll love Kodaline if you love Coldplay."
Holy moly, this aunty is guaranteed a hippie, lol.
"Wow, you're so cool, I heard you played some cool songs too, aunty.
I always come here, is there any membership that I can sign up for?
Discount or points, anything?" -lol, super ah lian.
"Unfortunately, we don't but I'll give you some discount!"
"Wow, cool cool cool!!! I'll be back when Ed Sheeran's new album is out!"
"So you like Ed Sheeran too, do you listen to Passenger?"
This aunty knows shit, don't play play.
"Yeh, he toured with Ed Sheeran for a bit, he's alright!"
"There's this singer xxx, almost like Ed Sheeran, you should check it out, you'll love it!"
Tried hard to remember, memorize it, Daphne, memorize it.
"Oh yeah? Cool, I'll check it out!"

When I got home, I was like... I should have written it down!
I should have noted it down on my phone even if I don't like doing that.
Don't like being too dependent on my phone.
I have a notebook but I don't like it small, it's quite big, my bag is small, can't fit, I didn't bring.
Is it too shallow to say my phone is mostly for Instagram only? Maybe Twitter sometimes? Lol.
I hardly even text... I guess, cause, nobody texts me T_T hahahahaha.

Anyway, listen to this, I love it :D
Ed Sheeran doing a cover of "Drunk in Love".

I don't know what I just babbled here again.
Bla bla bla bla bla, pointless talking.
I think I feel weak today because I only had fries, apple pies and rice noodles.
It's Good Friday, it's also my mum's birthday.
Happy birthday to my beloved lady, I will make it up to you when I get home.
Mum told me dad hasn't had meat since last week for Easter.
She did ask me not to take meat for a day.
"Well, you can have some fish if you really can't stand it."
Lol, I'm such a meat eater, so so so sinful.
I made it, I didn't have meat today.
It's the least I can do, just for a day, shouldn't complain at all!

Friday, April 18, 2014

Travel to Perth

Hello, I'm going talk a little bit about travelling to Australia.
1. You need to get your tourist visa, you have to apply for it online.
They charge a fee of $20, so it's about RM60.
Tourist visa lasts for a year but you can't exceed your stay of 3 months in Australia.

 2. You can proceed with purchasing air ticket.
I got my air ticket about 6 hours before the flight time.
Malaysia Airlines was too expensive, so I went with Air Asia.
Perth is located closest to Malaysia compared to Melbourne, Adelaide or Sydney+.
RM1500 is considered cheap, goes up to RM2000 and more, two ways.
Sometimes, there's sale, I get it for RM1000.
Ahhhh, I'm promoting Air Asia!
They should sponsor me as their exclusive travel blogger, lol.

The plane was empty, literally empty.
It was a morning flight, I didn't sleep the whole night, I had to pack.
I was so happy, I got 3 seats all for myself!

 3. Fill in the immigration card properly.
I'll advise you not to bring food but if you do, declare it.
Make sure you don't bring food without a proper packaging or labels.
There's this box on the card asking you if you brought food, if you did, you tick yes.
If you do not understand the questions on the card, get someone to help you at the airport.
I watch too much "Border Security", am really mindful of this, don't want to get into trouble.
When the immigration officer asked me, "do you have any food to declare?"
I doubted myself for a while, just to be sure, "is chewing gum ok?"
Lol, cause I was chewing one, she laughed and said "of course it is."

My travelling essentials.

 I slept for four hours on the plane.
Constantly changing positions, my head was hanging, my mouth was wide opened.
I was really tired ok, I needed those hours of sleep, lol.
Thank goodness, I decided to wear contact lens.
Cause I was thinking, I would read if I couldn't sleep.
My spec is really heavy and it bothers me when I read.
Thank goodness x2, I had my eyeliner on and got my brows done.
Cause SOMEBODY RECOGNIZED ME and came to talk to me.
He was like "you pretty much slept through the whole flight"
I wanted to dig a hole and put my head in, super embarrassing, lol.

My super dehydrated look and that's my favourite food to eat on the plane.

A while before landing.

Welcome back to Perth.

Don't think this post is helpful but...
Errmmmm, more to come?
Kthxbai. Hahahaha.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Friday in Perth

Look at my brows and hair, hahaha.
It's ok, Lorde said flaws are ok.
It was a day after Kodaline's concert, I was exhausted from the flight and the excitement.
Washed my hair, found that I didn't bring a comb, dang.
Brushed my brows a lil and did my eye line as usual.

It's crazy how I can wake up really early in here but I really needed more sleeeeeeeeep.
We were having a home drinking session that night.
So, we got out early to get some groceries, Terina was going to make finger food.

Next stop? Of course the liquor store.

Wonder how it looks like inside?
Hahaha, oh yeah, this is probably only 1/3 of the store.

It's not summer, it's autumn now but the weather is hot like summer!
So hot, I love it.
Well, everyone needs a short break.

Ok, had to go in before getting sun burnt.
Look at that groggy face, lol.

Terina is pretty much good at everything, just anything.
She doesn't buy finger food, she makes them, gahhhh...
 They brought me to the Oriental mart because I'm very "Asian".
I was like "I just came from Malaysia, lol, and I miss Aussie food, so feed me the Aussie way!"
Super Ring is irresistible though.

She makes her own recipe of sausage rolls.
A mix of different types of sausage meat.

Seasonings, spices, whatever magic she did to the meat, lol.

Well, you know, I was just sitting there, offering some mental support, haha.

Then, I took some time off offering mental support.
I went outdoor and made a song cover, lol.

 Btw, they tasted fantastic.
Cheers to you, mate, you're awesome, I love you
Potato pizza and sausage rolls.

Jamie's friends came over.
Terina and I enjoyed our alone time drinking "juice".
My blog is children-friendly, so no picture for this part, lol.

Have a great week, people.

Friday, April 11, 2014

All I Want - Kodaline (Cover by Daphne)

We are having a home drinking party tonight.
I thought I was going to blog about the preparation for the night.
Too bad that I suck at cooking.
The superwoman, Terina did everything... as usual.
I'll blog about it tomorrow (if I have time).

Hahaha, I didn't help and also decided to make a song cover, wth.
Such an unhelpful friend, lol.

Yup, I went to Kodaline's concert last night.
I'm not going to blog about it until I get home.
Ughhhhh, it was sooooooooooooooooooooo GOOD.
I wish they had more shows in here.

I actually wanted to make a song cover of "Big Bad World".
Some of you asked me to make a cover of "All I Want", now there you go.
It didn't sound right to me without harmonization.
So, I added some harmonization to it.
It's my first time harmonizing, it's probably bad but please give me a chance, haha.

I don't sing with skill because I have none, lol but I sing with emotions.
Hope you like it :)
Video quality is quite bad because I used my macbook's webcam, easier for me.
Now, I'm going to have some drinks! See ya!