Sunday, October 17, 2010

World Sight Day

Mom spotted me squinting in front of the telly one afternoon when I was 6 while she carried the sun-dried clothes in. And that was the start of 13 years of short-sightedness.

Glasses then were less than attractive, plus, they were very expensive. I was so afraid my glasses would drop and I got upset when a boy in kindergarten ran into me and my glasses were knocked off my nose. Grandpa also called me Professor. ;)

It was pair after pair of unattractive glasses especially since Mom couldn't afford the nicer ones, which explains my terrible primary school pictures. =__=

My lens power has risen steadily over the years to a high -6 dioptres (negative sign denotes myopia). -6 D borders between medium myopia and high myopia. I also experience floaters, which are shadowy shapes like worms that appear to float in my line of vision. This is usually experienced by high myopes. Worrying, huh?

Wearing glasses is also extremely bothersome; I can't see when I swam, I lost my glasses in a dark wave pool, sweat blurs my view during badminton, foggy glasses while eating hot food...

But my nosebridge was finally 'liberated' by contact lenses! (Which I still find troublesome, and it opens your eyes to potential plagues of infections.)

Despite all that, I'm still grateful to have sight.

Thank God that you are able to read this.

Happy World Sight Day.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Mission Accomplished!

So.. my family and I went trippin' to KL for two days some time ago while a vast majority of STPMers devoted hours to their books. I did study chemical bonds in the bus though. Guilt aside!

My drummaddiction cost Dad a whopping RM 124 at Bentley. I was about to pay, but.. he said it is an investment. Oh well. Since my old Antler stick bag decided to go alligator on me (the zipper split open), I got a new brandless one for RM 25. Pretty cheap, relative to the ones sold in Ebony. It's big and can fit about 6 sticks. :D

And, I also got a Boss Dr. Beat DB-30 Metronome! It's palm-sized and besides being a digital metronome, it works as a tuner as well. It's got the tap function and it can play odd time signatures. Plus, it's only RM 99 and it came in only last week. But it's been in the market for several years already.

Mr. Salesguy Darren asked me to take up courses in Bentley. (They've got an AUDITORIUM as well!) But surprise, surprise, I'm from Ipoh. :(

Karjie also got me a pair of Vic Firth rutes from Hong Kong! And it was air-flown. It made her about HKD 160 poorer so, thank you, Beester! :)

So many new toys and no time to play with them.


I've been spending hours over Math and I can say that I DO NOT DISLIKE MATH ANYMORE! I actually enjoy it. What an accomplishment. All thanks to my 'hell-like training' mates - Benjamin, Bubu and Weng Hong. REALLY. Now, it's time to get the Math "Jump In" Award! I guess it would work as a morale booster. ;)

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