Saturday, January 28, 2006
I'm home again, and it has only been about a month since I left. Yay!
It's Chinese New Year Eve, and I'm slaving away, writing my lab report on anion-exchange chromatography. Not that I mind really. I mean, it's not like I'm celebrating CNY as well. I wasnt supposed to come home, but after much thinking, I decided that no way I'm going to spend 11 days in Bukit Jalil totally alone. I could go crazy. So, my dad allowed me to fly home to Bintulu, but not before he made me promise to study this whole one week.
I didnt sleep at all on Thursday night. The boys were back from Pahang, and they just got their EOS exam result. We went to Chilli's for dinner; Paul, Vasan, Calvin, Ben and I. Omigosh, they kept on piling food on my plate, that in the end I felt so ... ugh. Sure, the food was great, but Chilli's is also like a meat nightmare. The mashed potato was YUM though.
After that, we
- went back to Tribal House to hang out
- went to Ajimal Razim for a drink
- went to play DOTA at the nearby CC (Amelia n I won.. yay!!)
By the time I got back, it was 4 something, and the cab was due in about 1.5 hrs to send Amy, Pris n I to KLIA. Not much time to sleep, so, I spent the last hour or so packing and talking to Paul.
Moving on to more serious stuff, as the plane was about to descend, I felt a sharp pain in my sinus. I was alarmed a bit, cause I know I have problems with my sinus, but never got it checked or anything. I remembered that my dad had an operation before to remove the polyp in his sinus, and it made me even more scared. The pain was so intense that I had to keep on rubbing the area to alleviate it. The bad thing was, the plane was hovering around for a bit, because as the pilot explained, we were not expected at Bintulu airport for another 7 minutes. The 10 mins or so seemed to stretch to forever. I couldnt really open my eyes because of the pressure. Luckily, by the time the plane touched the tarmac, the pain was dull and radiated towards the temple.
I have always had trouble when flying. Normally, I'll feel pain in my ears because of the pressure, but for the first time ever, I feel pain in the sinus instead of the ear. I know it's normal, but I really wonder if it has anything to do with the ear infection that I had when I was 9. I remember it well, because the doctor told me not to jump around or something because I might cause my ear drum to perforate if I do that, and my teacher thought I was lying just to be excused from P.E. I mean, I seem to be the only one in my family who's so sensitive to the pressure and all.
Oh, well... time to go to the doctor. I havent seen one for consultation for about a year now. Haha. The trainee pharmacist thinks she's so smart sometimes, that she normally refuses to see a doctor.