Friday, April 29, 2011

New Layout

Hey readers, how's life? I am back again. Do you guys actually realise I had changed into new blog layout? Give me some opinions on my new layout. Thanks and love ya'll. =D

My new layout. ❤


And my first test of the finals was over yesterday. Good bye and you will be 'deeply' missed. You are now hidden somewhere where I don't wish to see you at all. 


I don't wish to see you again seriously. But i hope to receive good news from my lecturer.  Feeling heartache to see free marks flew away just because i didn't finished them on time! Darn. Why would you always twist and turn the questions and past year's papers are much easier compared to this semester!!!???? Why would you always treat my batch this way? Why? Why don't you just set the questions which are right straight to the points? My fingers are full of blisters now. What to do? Trying my best to finish them ASAP. But still I FAILED to do so. I became sober right after the test and right now I'm still thinking about it. I never feel depressed before and this semester i had the worst depression ever. Everyone thinks I'm crazy. I can't sleep and eat well due to depression. =/ (ignore my rants here)

I have decided to change my life for good. And I finally come to my consciousness. I know it's the time to move on. It so happened that everything came across my mind at one time due to peer pressure, personal pressure and family pressure (dd and mi don't pressure me eventually). 

Alright. I need to stop now. Next paper is on few day's time. Wish me luck. =)


xoxo

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Serious Consequences of Sleep Deprivation


The main cause of writing this post is because i'm currently in that mode. Wanna know why? Super thanks to my 'FAVE' university for the never-ending piles of assignments and tests I had during this semester. I officially ended my Year 3 Semester 3 and currently facing my final exams. Can you actually believe that i'm finishing my year 3 and will be moving to the year 4 for my final year in the university. Call me 'senior' please! haha. *sounded so old calling me that* and i totally dislike it! =p

Yes. Call me Senior! =p

Studying an engineering course for final year isnt the best thing in my life. And i know it happens only once in my life. Tons of things i have to take into considerations after this. All sorts of questions came into my mind now. For example, what kind of life will i lead to after graduation, will i be able to graduate on time, will i get a secure job in the engineering field, will i work as engineer in future or will i be changing my path to another route, what kind of industry will i be working in, how much money can i earn a month to support myself, should i work or continue studying or study and work at the same time.... These questions popped up in my mind ever since i started my new semester in early January. 


Somehow, i always hope that things might change for the better. I know i will disappoint my parents for not getting the results they always want. I have been struggling hard for the past three years and the results aren't satisfactory to me. 

After all these questions popping out in my mind in addition to the piles of undone assignments, this is how i always end up in sleeping two to three hours a day for the past one week. I woke up pretty early almost everyday just to keep up my pace with the lecture notes and tutorials that were given by the lecturers for all the subjects. I have one tiny problem in my heart that will remain unsolved till end of this semester. Hopefully i will overcome it as soon as possible. 

Eventually, for the past few weeks, i had been facing with sleeping disorder, headache (almost every day), stress mind, and lost of appetite, sore throat and etc. One fine day, while searching for my infos on assignments, i came with this idea to look for the effects of sleep deprivation. I was surprised when i browsed to the pages. 

"Sleep deprivation is the condition of not having enough sleep be it either chronic or acute. A chronic sleep-restricted state can cause fatigue, daytime sleepiness, clumsiness and weight loss or weight gain. It adversely affects the brain and cognitive functions." 

It sounded so serious - affects the brain and cognitive functions! *scared*

Let me share with you guys the 8 bad effects that can impact your body if you sleep less than 7-9 hours / day, and if you do not sleep soundly. =)
1. Increasing the desire to eat fatty Foods

Lack of sleep can eliminate the hormone that regulates appetite. As a result, the desire to eat high fat and carbohydrates will increase. You want to eat a high calorie intake. If during the 2 nights you are not sleep soundly, It can trigger excessive hunger. This condition occurs because the ghrelin hormone stimulates appetite enhancer, and lessen leptin hormone as appetite suppressant.
Over time, this can cause weight gain. In research done on identical twins by the University of Washington found that People that sleep 7-9 hours every night, the average body mass index was 24.8, almost 2 points lower than the average Body Mass Index (BMI) of those who lack of sleep.



The study conducted by the University of Chicago also found that closing the eyes less than 7 hours could increase the production of cortisol or stress hormones. Even in the afternoon and evening can increase heart rate, blood pressure and blood glucose that can trigger the occurrence of hypertension, heart disease and diabetes type 2
2. Weaken the body’s antibody
Based on the study, people who slept less than 7 hours per night could be 3 times more prone to feeling cold. Other research found that in men who sleep less will fail to maintain the immune response or a normal immune after receiving a flu shot. The people that get lack of sleep, antibodies that work after the vaccination only lasts a maximum of 10 days. This condition is very dangerous.
Therefore, improve the quality of sleep, to boost your immune system. If too little time to sleep your immune system could be disrupted.


3. Triggering restless
Sense of restless every night would continue to people who have poor sleep quality. The reaction of the body can decreasing as well. More chronic again, happy feelings will not live up to people with lack of sleep. “Sleep and mood is regulated by the same chemicals in brain,” said Joyce Walsleben, PhD. This can increase the risk of developing depression, but perhaps only for those who are vulnerable to the disease.


Fall asleep whenever i wanna do revision. Body feels tired each time.

4. Looks older
My current look.

People with lack of sleep usually have pale skin and tired face. “Even worse, increased levels of cortisol that can slow the production of collagen which triggered the wrinkles more quickly,” said a sleep problem expert.

I do not want to grow old so fast. I'm still so young. =(


5. Various pain can arise
Not surprisingly, chronic pain such as back problems or arthritis can happen when you make a bad sleep activity. In a study waking healthy young adults people for 20 minutes every hour for 8 hours for 3 consecutive days. The result, they have a lower pain tolerance, and easy to experience pain.






Monday, April 25, 2011

Funk

I am in a depression state for the past few days.
From this mood:








to this mood:








Wanna know why? Cause it's EXAM fever. Not Bieber fever! (Okay. I know i sounded lame for putting the word 'Bieber' in my post. I am trying to reduce my stress i'm currently facing) 4 days to my first paper and 17 days more to my freedom.


I have this habit of blogging during finals. I know you will say that i'm not supposed to do that since i should take the blogging time to do my revision. But this is the only thing i do to reduce my stress cause i'm in a blue funk during exam period. I bet those who follow my twitter will know what happen to me lately.

Alright. Gotta continue with my revision and tutorials on Particle Technology. Will move on to new subject later at night. Love ya readers! 


xoxo



Saturday, April 23, 2011

Gleeful Moments


The best part in this semester was spending my quality time with my fam at home.
I couldnt help but to sleep all the day long at home. Mum and dad said i looked thinner compared to the previous trip. Indeed i lost a few kgs during the hectic periods in KL. (Stressful life. Sigh)

I spent most of my time studying, doing assignments, attending workshops and i didnt even have the time to sleep as usual. My normal sleeping hours are approximately 7-8 hours a day and i cut it down to two or three hours a day. I know this sounds crazy but what to do. i have only 14 weeks for a semester and almost each subject i took on this semester has two assignments or two tests which drove me crazy for the past few weeks. 


Well, i went back to hometown just to get rid of the hectic lifestyle in KL. And back in Taiping, all i did was only eating. You can actually see the photos above are mostly about food. (Part of my favourite ones)

Of course not forgetting spending some time chitchatting with fam was the best of the best. Being slothful during the short weekend break in Taiping, i managed to take some random photos to loosen up my nerves. Teehee..

Daddy's mini Hennessy and Guinness collection. (Spot the GOLD Hennessy! Limited edition one!) 


My all time favourite hobby. xoxo

My baby Stitch with G12.


I really enjoyed myself at home. Being at home is always the best part especially you have loaded assignments and tests awaiting you. Well, I just take it as a short break for me after all. Once I'm back in KL, there's no chance for me to sit back and relax as finals are approaching.

And yeah, with the never-ending assignments and tests, i thought i could really rest but too bad, finals are here. My first paper will be on this Thursday. Sucks isnt it? I don't even have the time to chill. Sigh.

Anyway good luck everyone out there. I wish everything will turn out smoothly and I pray pretty hard. I don't want to be a FINAL year student! FYP OH FYP!! ARGH... No no no. Save me please. Will be getting busier than this semester. I bet i don't need to go jogging after that cause i'm losing too much weight. LOL! 

Tata peeps. Miss all of you. ❤


xoxo


Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Dress Code: Formal


Attended a conference in MMU, Cyberjaya with a bunch of students.


It was my first time wearing formal wear for more than 10 hours.
So friggin tired. 
Feeling uncomfortable in the formal clothes.


Bear with those photos. 
I know i looked super fat in those photos.
Oh yea, i wore a 3-inches heels for more than 10 hours.
Oh god. Thank god ma heels didnt cause blisters to my feet.
Heart you soo much, heels! xoxo


The weather is super hot and yet i wanna took a photo of myself here. Zzz max~
Ignore my stupid wrinkled face here.


I looked like a dead person here.. Face super pale as if i'm going to faint anytime. 
Just ignore me.. =.=''


A candid shot of me. Being emo i think.
So random.



Oh ya, it was Earth Hour that day.
Wanna know how did i spend my Earth Hour?
I switched off the lights and dozed off straight till the next morning at 5!
Amazing right?
I know i sounded lame here. 
Woke up at 5 in the morning and we were so tired.
The whole conference ended almost 6pm.
By the time we reached home, it was almost 7 something.
I skipped my meal, took a nice long bath and went to bed straight away.
That's how i spend my Earth Hour that day! =p

-missj- 
xoxo

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

i Heart her!

Ignore her messy look! haha.

Looking forward to this weekend.

I cant wait to see her...

Pillow talk every night, buu! xoxo

Red roses. *winkz*


P.s: Disastrous weeks please go away. I stressed up myself way too much. Had headache for the past four days continuously. Zzzz. Got to go. Wanna continue studying. =D