Friday, May 22, 2009

2 weeks of reading

Being on MC means you have all the time in the world, especially when you undergo an operation. Besides trying to eat and being heavily sedated, you really can't do anything else. Its not a holiday, but you do get a lot of rest.

So what did I do? Besides Facebook-ing a lot and trying to sort out issues in the office through emails, I finally had all the time in the world to read! Passion rekindled. =)

I had a whole stack of books beside my bed, engulfing myself in total bliss of being surrounded with books. I was already reading "It's Just a Date" by Greg Behrendt and Amiira Behrendt. And as stated earlier, I had already started "Angels & Demons" by Dan Brown... I do have a tendency to do that - to read 2 books at the same time. Usually they are of different genre, it could be heavy drama fiction and a self-help non fiction. Or a romance novel. Or a chick flick... You get the drift?

So all that I've read in this 2 weeks:
1) He's Just Not That into You (
Greg Behrendt & Liz Tucillo)
2) It's Just a Date (
Greg Behrendt and Amiira Behrendt)
3) Angels & Demons (Dan Brown)
4) Five Point Someone (Chetan Bhagat)
5) A Night at the Call Center
(Chetan Bhagat)
6) 3 Mistakes I Made in Life
(Chetan Bhagat)

It was good. Nice reading all that... Wish I could write as well... Will I ever write an epic novel?! *wishful thinking*

Thursday, May 21, 2009


I've always dreaded 19th of May. A week before this particular day, I would have already started my annual "Life-Analysation".

I don't know why, but when this day is around the corner, I tend to ask myself - What have I achieved? And as usual, I would answer - Not much... This year I dreaded it even more. The realisation that I am finally 27 and am not in my early 20s anymore has hit me. 27 is actually the beginning of late 20s...

It was even worse this year because 2 weeks prior to this day, I was on MC. I had all the waking time in the world to ask myself this questions over and over again and come up with more reasons why I see myself as an under-achiever. At least with work to occupy me, my list was much shorter.

I came back to work on 18th after the MC. Meetings after meetings took up my time. Finally close to 7pm, my Boss asked the team to go for dinner. And he turned to me and asked, "Hey Jo, isn't it your birthday tomorrow?" I was taken aback! Wow... He knows... I nodded absent-mindedly.

So that's how the crazy week of my birthday started. I celebrated it for a week! =)

My team did a special something in the office itself on 19th. Then I had a nice cosy dinner with the girls...

On 20th, the Yumcha Gang had a party at TGIF! And of course I had to be embarrassed by being told to sing while standing on the chair.

Messages, greeting and phone calls poured in from all over. The last party was on Sunday with my Form 6 friends. By the end of the week, I was overwhelmed. I was grinning like a Cheshire Cat!

Friends from all walks of my life had thought that I am special enough to make time and spend money to celebrate my birthday with me. The week was such a whirlpool that all thoughts of self analysation vanished. I had no time to think about what is my worth or how much I had accomplished in life, for I know that I am truly blessed...

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

of hospitals and medication...

For 2 weeks, I could hardly talk, eat n the worst part of all was that I could not properly laugh! Imagine that! Those who know me would know that an essential part of Joshini's day is to laugh. Not the "hehehe" laugh but the "hahaha" laugh! Like laugh out loud!

How did I get into that situation? A couple of months back, I was home in Ipoh when my mom noticed that when I sleep, I breathe like a fish out of water. And apparently, there are times when I look like I am not breathing at all and then gasp for air like mad... I have no idea how I did that though...

Finally succumbing to mommy's request, I went to get both my infamous stomach problem and my breathing problem checked. Was admitted so that both the different doctors can work their magic on me (and of course bill me for the magic show). After being sedated, Dr Mano had put a scope into my stomach and pinched some skin from the inner lining for tests... And then it was Dr Luis' turn to try to scope my nasal passage. Try because when he was putting in the scope through my left nose, the tube could no go through. Mind u, this tube is about 2cm in diameter. He had then explained that the gross deviation in my nose was so bad, that even that small a tube cant go through. *Panic*

The good news is, my stomach problem is not as bad as expected. I dont have any of the suspected bacteria breeding in my stomach! The bad news is, that the breathing condition I suffer is callled "Sleep Apnea". I would need to do two separate operations to first, get my over-grown tonsils out because it is blocking my passage near my throat and then another operation for the deviation in my nose, so I can finally put my nose into some good use... Say for example, breathing!

So, thats how I got my tonsils removed... Dr Luis had asked when I would like to get my nose 'straightened up', and I went like, "Errr... not for a very very long time..." Darn painful wei...