Saturday, December 31, 2011
Friday, December 30, 2011
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Conclusion: I enjoyed San Diego's Comi-con more than Comiket because Comi-con has more variety of styles and merchandizes to look at. I was originally thinking of setting up a booth at Comiket, but it seems like the crowd is mainly into sexy anime girls or pretty boys kissing each other.... ...
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Saturday, December 24, 2011
Friday, December 23, 2011
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Sunday, December 18, 2011
Friday, December 16, 2011
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Friday, December 9, 2011
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Monday, December 5, 2011
Friday, December 2, 2011
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Monday, November 28, 2011
Friday, November 25, 2011
Thanksgiving isn't such a big event in Japan and Singapore, but for those in US, have a great Black Friday shopping! :D
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Monday, November 21, 2011
Friday, November 18, 2011
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Monday, November 14, 2011
I'd been studying or doing art and media for over 10 years, and suddenly, I have to pick up Maths again and study accounting. You can imagine how challenging it is. Hope I survive.
Friday, November 11, 2011
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Monday, November 7, 2011
Sunday, November 6, 2011
Saturday, November 5, 2011
Thursday, November 3, 2011
After spending almost once a week at the hospital due to "Tuberculosis suspicion" hypothesized by my clinic doctor, all tests turned out negative. DUH... I already told you doc, I didn't have tuberculosis. But no, my young "specialist" doctor insisted that I go to the hospital 4 times in a month till they find traces of this deadly bacteria. I didn't believe that I had TB, but after all his psyching to do further tests, he made me believe that I indeed could have contracted TB.
The first thing on my 4th(and final) appointment was to get an xray again. So I went to the radiology department but was surprised that the technician wanted to take a side view xray too. I told him that I was worried about the amount of radiation that I already received, but he reassured that the dosage from xray was so small that it's okay to take several times. WHAT? You mean I can even take 2 xrays per week for 1 month and be totally cool? Alright... since you insist and you're the professional, fine.
LUCKily, the shadow had somehow disappeared so it seemed to be a case of mild pneumonia. So I asked my "specialist" to analyze the side view xray for me. After all, what I think is useless for me may be useful for them. But guess what he replied? "Oh actually it's difficult to see things on the side view xray". Great doc, you made me take these side view xrays in the past to fill some xray quota right?
Sensing my frustration that he made me do so many tests and visits for nothing, he reassured me that it was definitely a safe and wise choice to do them. Moreover, it's possible that the antibiotics that were given to me earlier had CURED my TUBERCULOSIS!? WHAT? Tuberculosis can be cured easily with 2 weeks of antibiotics? Great, must be some kind of miracle medicine you have there, remember to apply patent and let me endorse it.
So...it took the hospital 1 full month to complete all tests and conclude that I had no TB. Meanwhile, I HAD RECOVERED ALL BY MYSELF without any drugs from them! After all, it was common cold and mild pneumonia, not TB.
Finally, as a final closure to this stupid suspicion case, my young "specialist" doctor asked if I'd fully recovered from my common cold. I told him that my nose is still stuffy and occasionally a bit of phlegm, but it's so minor and doesn't bother me that much. So like the usual cautious and paranoid "specialist" he was, he gave me this advice: "I recommend that you see the Otolaryngology department to have them examine your nose. Because if your condition persists, it's possible that your pneumonia will return and cause damage to your lungs"... ...
... ... ...(speechless)
I conclude that Japanese doctors here must had received some kind of marketing and sales training as requisite to their practice.
I know this update is a bit late, but I'd been busy planning for a friend's trip, reports and finally my last visit to the hospital! Will blog about this soon. Excuses excuses... can't help it! For those in Japan, have a great holiday this long weekend!
Friday, October 28, 2011
Have a Happy Halloween everyone! Let me know if you dressed up or did a disappearing act XD
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Monday, October 24, 2011
Friday, October 21, 2011
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Monday, October 17, 2011
But my friend suggested that I should think more positively so... I came out with a 2nd edition:
Life is like an iPhone, always in need of somebody to "touch" constantly.
Friday, October 14, 2011
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Friday, October 7, 2011
With much amazement, the doctor insisted that I take an xray because it's unusual to reach 39 degrees for a common cold/flu, so he wanted to test if I had pneumonia. Ok, an xray it is... Based on the xray, he said that there's a faint shadow on my lungs and requested me to return 3 days later when there is another doctor that specializes in respiratory system. He gave me some antibiotics and told me not to worry as it may be nothing after all.
I returned 3 days later, slightly better because I finally took 2 days off to rest from everything. But the new doctor insisted that I take another xray again! Ok... fine, you're the doctor. But this time, he said that the shadow appeared to be slightly growing and was 100% sure that I'm not suffering from common cold/flu but possibly TUBERCULOSIS. God...
So he wrote me a reference letter to a nearby hospital to refer to a specialist to do a CTscan. Wow...
Well, at least a CTscan will know exactly what I'm suffering from I guess? But when I reached there, the doctors preferred me to do a phlegm test for 3 times in separate days to determine if I am TB positive. By then, my phlegm had somehow dwindled, and only managed to cough up a bit of saliva through a smoking device. The results were out 2 hours later, negative. BUT! It doesn't mean that I don't have TB, I need to do 2 more tests just to make sure.
真是夠... ... 好吧，為了安心，只好乖乖地拿他的介紹信去大醫院接受CT掃描，至少應該會知道病因是什麼吧？可是到了那裡之後，醫生卻要求我做痰的檢驗，而且得做3次！每次隔幾天。我的媽丫～那時的痰比較少了，所以叫我呼吸一種煙來促使咳嗽。不好意思...就是沒痰了，所以只好給一些口水拿去檢察。2個鐘頭後，檢測不到肺癆的細菌，不過醫生還是說得再檢測2次才可以斷定結果=_=
Next, he wanted me to do an xray again. I asked him, why do xray now since you're already scheduling me to do a CTscan and blood test next week? He paused a while and blabbered some Japanese, but I think it means that if my xrays look ok, then maybe I won't need CTscan after all. Life is frustrating when there's no English speaker in the hospital. Oh... ok, another xray... hmm... 3 xrays in a week, fine, you're the doc. So another xray it is. I guess Japanese likes Xrays...
So next Tuesday, I MIGHT (because Japanese are never 100% committed unless all possible tests are conducted) know if I have TB, pneumonia, lung cancer or common flu/cold. They are also scheduling me to do a blood test and the 2nd phlegm test. I better recover fast this weekend!!!!!!!!!
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Apologies for the slow updates. I'm finally recovering from my big illness and starting to draw again. I was thinking if I should replace the word "shit" because it sounds a bit vulgar but the phrase would simply have no impact if I replace it with a more polite word such as "faeces". I'm glad that after eating more vegetables and fruits, drinking more water and walking more distances, I'm no longer friends with mr. constipation. I wish I can say the same to meetings...
Sunday, September 25, 2011
I struggled back to the intensive course, with the thought that even if I die, I would die in the classroom. Luckily I eventually decided not to die in the classroom and went to see the school doctor. 39.2 degrees, everyone was shocked and the doctor asked why I delayed my treatment. At this level, its amazing that I could feel hot and cold at the same time.
隔天以死都要撐到教室的決心，好不容易到了學校。幸好臨時決定還是不要死在教室，所以去看了學校醫生。39.2度，在這高燒的境界，竟然可以同時感覺又冷又熱 =_= 。大家都感到非常驚訝，問我為什麼現在才來看醫生。
Friday, September 23, 2011
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Shopping Strategy at Borders Clearance Sale? Well, if you're going to those bargain sale, it's better to go with a friend and queue up rotationally to maximize your time. Too bad if I only have more money...
Monday, September 19, 2011
my old complains from the very moment I stepped in last year!
Friday, September 16, 2011