Helen from Hell
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I have become totally paranoid, trusting completely no one and absolutely NOTHING!!
Thursday, March 18, 2004
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Tuesday, March 16, 2004
Sigh... Helen Helen Helen... how could you?!!!
I got virusus... <---note that it's plural---> it's because I unchecked my firewall for 3 WHOLE MONTHS. I unchecked it because I had to pay my tuition. It won't got thru if I don't uncheck the firewall. I think I didn't check the firewall after I paid my tuition. Anyhow.... stupid me. :P
I finally ate Pho this afternoon. The Pho tasted really really good, but I am very disappointed with their Spring rolls. It's like Chinese style Spring rolls. I WANT Vitnamese's Spring rolls!!
Do you wanna to break a Guinness record? Go to Science World and help to break the world record of "The Most Painters of One Picture" There is no painting skills required. All you need to do is go to Science World an make a Dot in that Dot painting. We need at least 26,000 people!!! Come Join us!!
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Thursday, March 11, 2004
I went to the Annual BCFT Food Supplier's Night. It was (as usual) awesome. I got tons of freebies, samples, and drinks. I actually kind of looking for good stuff for my directed study project. I went to talk with the lady at 3M displays and she gave me very helpful advice. She also showed me the standard method they use for Lacto acid bacteria. I actually learnt something there. I am glad I am finally "brave" enough to ask questions and talk to the people there. This year, it's a little different to me. For the past two years, I have focused on getting freebies and more freebies, but this year, I tried to network with people which I think will help me to find a job when I graduate.
I am very happy tonight. Finally, I just get out there and meet my one of my JERKS and breathe. I am stressed out lately from school and work. I am counting down to my graduation, and I am really really really looking forward to it. It's not like I am happy because I am graduting soon, it's more like I am happy because I don't need to see my classmates anymore.
I used the new shampoo I bought in safeway yesterday, and my hair smells super good now. I wanna using saran wrap and wrap all my hair so that I keep the smell till tomorrow morning.
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Tuesday, March 09, 2004
Great... I was supposed to pick up only shampoo and tampons from safeway today and I ended up spending 50 bucks there. I spent another 45 bucks in London drugs and another $25 in a gift store. Altogether, I spent $120 today. I don't even make $120 in a day. :P
I still wanna eat Pho.. I do not know when I will have time to go. I wanna watch some movies too. I wanna clean up my bedroom as well as a desk of craps in the living room. I wanna fill out the forms for applying for a passport. I wanna get the taxes done. I wanna write my food analysis report. I wanna eat boston's pizza. I wanna swim. Too many I wanna, I hope I can get some of the "I wanna" done next week.
I waxed my chin, it's bugging me to have hair around my chin. It made me look like a man. MAN .. I feel like a woman.
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I was pissed. Did I mention that I was pissed??
Over the weekend, my lab partners (except Annie, Vita and Javier) didn't do any work. We usually have a report due every Monday and I assign work on Friday so that my partners can work on the report over the weekend. Last Friday, it happened that I forgot or somehow I didn't assign the work, and because of that my partners didn't know what they had to do. Isn't that a bad excuse? it's not even a bad one.. it can't be worst. I told them I had to work 12 hours Friday, Sat, and Sun. I barely had any sleep. I had only 5 hours sleep Friday, Sat and Sun and I felt horrible.
The most ridiculous thing is one of the guys sent me an email and sounded like it was my fault that I didn't assign work. I meant.... hello.. we are not high school kids. Do I have to hold your hand and write? WTF. They got really panic today, because it's due and the report was not done, and I checked Vita's work. She got all the calculations wrong and wrong Jackson plot which is fine to me. At least she put effort on the report. I was sitting in the QC lab for 2 hours, nobody... NOBODY (except Javier) asked if I need help. I have 2-hour break, but it does not mean I have to sit down for the whole fucking 2 hours and work on the report. I got so pissed.
I didn't work with that group today...so did Annie. I stayed till 7 and finished the Jackson plots and most of the calculations. I even left my binders in my locker, I DO NOT want to see any process system shit on my desk tonight.
ROB is PUFFS. (a Picece of Useless Fucking Fat Shit)
I brought Rowena's b'day gift to McDonald's last Sat and told Trevor to bring it to her b'day dinner. I couldn't make it to the dinner coz I had to work in safeway. I didn't realize that the dinner was actually on Sunday, not Sat. But that's ok, I told Trevor to leave the bag in the crew room, nobody is going to touch it.
The PUFFS opened up the gifts without asking anyone. FYI, he knew that the bag was mine, he saw me bringing in the bag. He told me he was so curious why I left the bag in the crew room over night and he fucking opened up the gifts before the b'dat girl did. I never met a worst person than him. He is so shity. He is like those kind of people who say nice words in front of you, and screw you at your back. What an asshole.
I am super tired.... I found myself not putting any efforts on my study. I couldn't focus on my directed study project. There are nothing on all of my Y&M plates. It's very disappointing. I wish I had tons of molds and concluded my project saying Happy Plants had a serious sanitation problem etc.
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Thursday, March 04, 2004
except tired... I am just .... tired... technically, I worked over 40 hours this week plus school and directed study project. I am overwhelmed. It's very very tiring, but in another way, I made lots of money. I am happy to see "the numbers" in my account is going up.
I did my income tax, I should gat about $1100 tax refund, that should pay off about half of the tuition, and the rest of them I will have to work more and make more money. Sighhhh...
Anyways, the directed study project went pretty bad.. I need to order an agar, but I am still waiting for the permission from my sponsor. The plates look ugly. Two plates were spreaded, and I got contamination on 4 plates.. :P It's going to be lots of work tomorrow too.. I need to stain all the colonies and make more SPC plates... :OOOOOO I wish it's spring break next week.
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Tuesday, March 02, 2004
WTH.. we don't have Lacto Bacilli agar in the lab. I have to either order it or make it myself. I look at the list of ingredients.. Peptonized milk. What the hell is that? I asled Ken if we have this thing in the lab. He had no clue what peptonized milk is. He said it could be peptone in milk, but not sure about it. So I did a search on the internet, I could order peptonized milk for I can't remember the price, but it's very very expensive. I thought to myeslf, if I have to order one of the ingredients, then why not order the agar? so I looked up the prices for both Lacto agar and tomato agar, it costs about $155 - 250 for 500 grams of agar. I really need to ask Hayley if I can order this.
Other than that, I tried to start the experiment. I did all the SPC, and I am very very tired now. So I think I will leave the Y&M for tomorrow.. I don't want to kill myself.
I failed my cover letter.. :P she gave me 1.5 out of 5.. WTF.. but then I did my interview today, she gave me 5 out of 5. Overall, I got 75% for resume, cover letter, and interview.. phew... at least I passed.
I haven't had my lunch yet, and I wanna eat Pho now... where can I get some nearby??
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Monday, March 01, 2004
OMG! I am super tired. For the past week, I have only had 4-5 hours of sleep everyday, and over the weekend, I received at least 20 emails from my classmates exchanging data for a combined process system lab due today at 4:30pm, and I must say this is probably the most tiring thing to do. The class never worked together and now because of the lab, some of us actually finally work together, but still it's hard to work with them. Like I said to Hayley, I am not belong to class of 2004. I don't talk to anyone (except the tiny chinese group) at all, and I feel like an alien sometimes. Most of the time, when people come to talk to me, they start the conversation with "can I borrow your labs? Is Walter a hard marker? do you have QC mid-term?. I hate it!! They never asked how you doing. ok ..I told myslef I don't care about it, it's only 3 more months to go and I am done with school. FuCk me... if I didn't fail the microbiology, I would have graduated last year, and I would feel much much better to graduate with my friends.
I met Hayley yesterday and had a tour in the plant. This is the first time I think it's not bad to have another contact person for my directed study project. Hayley was one of the graduates of year 2001. She's so nice and very helpful. I feel more comfortable to talk with Hayley than Nila, the old contact person.
I finally got all the samples, maybe too many samples. I have 2 powder samples, and 4 juice samples. I am going to stock up the incubator with plates coz I have to test SPC, Lacto Bacillius, and Y&M. I mean 6 samples, if I do 10^1 to 10^6 dilutions, and do it in duplicate + one negative control for each test. I would have to make 219 plates... :P for only one set of experiment. I think I need to talk to the sponsor or Rebecca to reduce my work...
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