Wednesday, July 09, 2008

A Train of Very Random Thoughts

Last week I went to see a doctor. An Orthopeadist to be exact.

You see, I have this nagging pain in my left knee whenever I put weight on it or bending it. It started sometime during the weekend but I thought I only pulled a muscle so didn't give it that much mine. But then the pain decided to make itself home. So after 4 days, I finally had enough. I went to see an orthopeadist.

And he told me that he has two hypotheses to why my knee hurt the way it did. One, he thinks that I somehow injured my right lateral ligament. Wait, is that what it's called? Crap, I don't even remember anthing from anatomy lectures back at Uni. What a waste of 1,300+ NZD! Meh, don't worry. I'll google it.

Funny how the term "google" became both a noun and a verb.

Wouldn't it be cool to work at google?

I still think that wikipedia is a great site if you want to know something. But for some reason, no one says "I'll wikipedia it".

Aaah.found it! it's medial collateral ligament of my left knee.

Anyway.. he also suspects that if my medial ligament wasn't the one that got injured then he thinks it might be that I've torn my meniscus. Weird, I don't remember doing anything harsh on my knee. I would surely remember if I did some serious harm to any of my body parts. Wouldn't you?

So anyway, he gave me a bunch of very expensive medications (one makes me very sleepy and I have to take that after every meal!) and told me that if the pain doesn't go away in a week then it means that the injury is surely at my meniscus.

And that is bad. Cery bad.

Good news is.. today is the 6th day and my knee feels perfect! Yes!

Ha! no money for you now Mr. Orthopeadist!

Annnd one more news. Steph & Mon is here! Gosh, I am so happy to see them again. They looked gorgeous! As you can see from the photo below.

Urgh.. the medicine is taking off and affecting my mental state. I better go.


Friday, June 13, 2008

To Be Is To Do

Quote of the day:
"To be is to do"

~Immanuel Kent~

How many times we let our lives pass us by without doing much about it? If we don't do anything to make our lives meaningful and worthwhile, then how can we say that we really lived? That we really be?


Sometimes, I feel the fear of uncertainty stinging clear
And I can't help but ask myself how much I let the fear
Take the wheel and steerIt's driven me before
And it seems to have a vague, haunting mass appeal
But lately I'm beginning to find that I
Should be the one behind the wheel

Whatever tomorrow brings, I'll be there
With open arms and open eyes yeah
Whatever tomorrow brings, I'll be there
I'll be there

So if I decide to waiver my chance to be one of the hive
Will I choose water over wine and hold my own and drive?
It's driven me before
And it seems to be the way that everyone else gets around
But lately I'm beginning to find that
When I drive myself my light is found

Whatever tomorrow brings, I'll be there
With open arms and open eyes yeah
Whatever tomorrow brings, I'll be there
I'll be there

Would you choose the water over wine
Hold the wheel and drive

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Life As An Addict

I am an addict.

Yes, I am.

I am addicted to a Korean series.

Ha Ha.. I had you there didn't I!!

The series is called "Coffee Prince" and it is about a girl who looks like a guy and decided to work as a guy at a coffee shop named "Coffee Prince" where the waiters are all good looking men. The shop is run by a rich playboy that never handle responsibility in his entire life. The trouble is this, she fell in love with him but he thought she is a guy. However, she cannot tell him the truth because she needs to job to get her family out of debt!

Oh my goodness, can you NOT guess what will happen at the end? The plot is SO predictable.

IBut it is still so addictive! I will forever curse the day I channel hop and stopped at Channel 7.. just as the first episode is showing. My goodness. The series is not even that good. The plot is predictable but I guess I have to say that it's more entertaining than Home & Away or Shortland Street. (Uh-Oh..blasphemy!!).

On a good note, Coffee Prince is nothing compared to The Simpson or Futurama. Those are the classics.

Oops, Coffee Prince is on. Gotta go!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

A Blog from an Ex-Blogger

OMG.. it's been a while since I write a post. Hmmm.. currently I am sitting infront of my laptop passing time before I head out to work. Quite depressing really. I totally don't feel like working today but then again, who does?

I just came out of my 4-day holiday (more like hibernation really) yesterday and I guess I'm suffering from post-holiday-slash-hibernation-stress-disorder. But thinking optimistically, this means that I only work for 3 days this week. (A short lived optimism, but that'll do for now).
During my hibernation, I have decided that I should get a move on with my thesis. I have left it lying around untouched for absolutely ages and this has gone far far far too long. And no matter how hard I tried to pretend that my thesis doesn't exist but the evil thing still lurks around at the brim of my conciousness. But having decided that I shall continue my thesis brings me to the next decision. Now I have to decide whether to keep my topic on a change in sexual script in victims from sexual assualt. (Complicated huh? I think so too)

Yeah, to keep or not to keep. That is the question.

I've decided NOT to keep.

So today I am going to head to Uni and find my self a new advisor. Because of my idleness my old advisor decided to abandon me but who could blame her? So my itinery today is: work at Ladprow & Ramkamhaeng hospitals, then to Uni to find new advisor and pay thesis fees, then home to start researching for a new topic.

Ain't life grand?

(Gosh, I can't make sarcasm oozing out of that last three words enough)

Wednesday, March 05, 2008


It has been 3 months since my last post...

I wonder if anybody still visit this blog but it doesn't matter. Blogger is still one of the best procrasination tools out there even though it is slowly out compete by Facebook. I wonder if any CEers beside Abby still keep regular updates on their blogs. Even Sam the Man stops updating his!! Funny that back a few years ago we usually update our blogs multiple times a day. Oh well, I guess real life is slowly squeezing its death grasp on us. Gosh, looking back I can see that uni life is such a cruisy life! With real life presenting never ending projects and pressure, it make me miss Uni where the only stressful times are only during exams.

Anyway.. I'm just posting this just to prove that I can. Now I'm going to have a shower, curl up in bed with Tami Hoag's Night Sin... and perhaps a cup of hot chocolate. MMmmmmm....

Sunday, November 18, 2007

A Note From Me

Wow.. this is the post that I have written by myself in a very long long long time. I doubt if anyone ever visit this blog anymore. For those who have.. first of all, well probably saw me through the "I'm going to write more often" phase, "I'm going to put up cool quotes" phase, "I'm going to put up some photos" phase, and there was even the "I'm posting up my story" phase where I posted the story I've written with Rebecca called The Balance.

Anyway, the reason I'm writting this post is because it almost the end of the year and it feels wrong not to write something. Probably also because it's close to Christmas and the stores are starting to put up Christmas trees, decorations, and music. *sigh* and Bangkok will once again be filled with "Santa Claus is Coming To Town", "Jingle Bells", and "Silent Night" among many others.. all these things bring me back to the time when I started blogging (around December 2004).

So what happened to the life of Nam this year?

Well, I got a full time job at Wyeth and been working there since Feb. It has been a pretty good experience so far, so can't complain much. The only thing I can and want to complain about is my boss. Though, who doesn't complain about their boss?

I am still doing my Master degree in Counselling Psych, my thesis is not where near the finish line. I have to say that this degree is a waste of time but oh well, I only have my thesis left and an extra degree on my CV doesn't hurt.

I have Facebook!

I occasionally danced Salsa and it was awesome. I absolutely loved it (but not as much as Ceroc)

I am going to see "Cats" tonight, which would be my first broadway experience.

I get to spend a lot of time with my family. It feels weird to be living at home again after spending 5 and a half years in NZ, but I am adjusting.

I'm going to NZ in 5 weeks and 5 days!!

La la la... Christmas is near and it's so exciting. Not that we celebrate it over here, but I like the feelings that comes with Christmas.. and Starbuck's Peppermint Mocha Frappuchino.

Another year is almost gone, and I will be one year older. Am I any wiser? perhaps....and also perhaps not.

What I've learned from my two years experience in the real world, is that life is too short and you'll never know when you are going to die. It might be in 50 years or it might be in 50 seconds. So might as well spend it well, you only have one go at life. So people, are you REALLY LIVING YOUR LIFE?

Thursday, October 25, 2007

A Site That You Should Bookmarked




This is a blog operated by four people who decided to leave their office jobs and went travelling. Read below if you're interested...

Have you ever had thoughts similar to:

"Oh, I wish I could be a pensioner when I'm young, and work when I'm old"


"I'm so exhausted in my job, I really need half a year of vacation to sort things out and get back on track"?

I bet you did. What action did you take? Erm, yes. The action to "wait a little bit and see what happens".

That's ok - most of us choose this one, and later on wonder what would happen IF a different option was chosen.

And thats exactly what we'll do: is here to illustrate and document the progress of 4 close friends, who once decided to quit the established positions in companies they worked for, take a break in their careers and travel to Asia, for travel and exploration purposes.

So whenever you get bored in the office, you should come over and read what would you be doing at this very moment if you had chosen that other option. (Bookmark now, it will be easier to find it later!)

Update: we are already out of the jobs and on the road for hal a year. Feels great!

Some quick facts:

The departure was 2007 January 23
We started in Thailand
We managed to persuade 2 more friends to join us in Thailand, met two more in Nepal, and plan to meet one more in Australia. Small world.
The plan is to stay until August, 2007.

Update: return date moved to December 2007

Countries visited are:
Countries to visit:
New Zealand

So, what do you think? Was worth trying this or should we have better stayed at our jobs?

So are you interested? If you are, then click here