So you wanna defend yourself?

If you haven’t heard but pepperspray is actually banned in Australia. That’s right.

BANNED

They fear the safety of the rapists more than the safety of women so there.

I receive an e-mail from my aunt today about another alternative and it’s not even banned in Australia (not yet) and I hope not. So being girls thought this tip would be pretty useful since most of us (except me) lives pretty much alone and do frequent travels to dangerous asian countries which rape cases rape newspapers daily.

Anyway I shall cope and paste the stuff here!

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Wasp Spray – A friend who is a receptionist in a church in a high risk area was concerned about someone coming into the office on Monday to rob them when they were counting the collection. She asked the local police department about using pepper spray and they recommended to her that she get a can of wasp spray instead. 

The wasp spray, they told her, can shoot up to twenty feet away and is a lot more accurate, while with the pepper spray, they have to get too close to you and could overpower you. The wasp spray temporarily blinds an attacker until they get to the hospital for an antidote. She keeps a can on her desk in the office and it doesn’t attract attention from people like a can of pepper spray would. She also keeps one nearby at home for home protection. Thought this was interesting and might be of use.

On the heels of a break in and beating that left an elderly woman in Toledo dead, self defense experts have a tip that could save your life.

Val Glinka teaches self-defense to students at Sylvania Southview High School . For decades, he’s suggested putting a can of wasp and hornet spray near your door or bed.

Glinka says, “This is better than anything I can teach them.”

Glinka considers it inexpensive, easy to find, and more effective than mace or pepper spray. The cans typically shoot 20 to 30 feet; so if someone tries to break into your home, Glinka says “spray the culprit in the eyes”. It’s a tip he’s given to students for decades.

It’s also one he wants everyone to hear If you’re looking for protection, Glinka says look to the spray. “That’s going to give you a chance to call the police; maybe get out.” Maybe even save a life.
Did you also know that wasp spray will kill a snake? And a mouse! It will! Good to know, huh? It will also kill a wasp!!!

That is all!

xx

Juanlin

1Day

Okay I’m sorry. I’ve been such a maniac over 1D the past few days. Its crazy.. the things i do when I’m bored. Like “oh my goodness they’re so flawless… -drools- ”

HAHAHA

I sound like a 15 year old who just got dragged off the stage from trying to invade the performance space of the boys. Mum thinks I lack male friends that’s why. To be completely honest she’s right. I just have the lack of skill and a bucketful of awkwardness when talking with someone of the opposite sex.

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HAHA

Sorry twins especially the Lin twin.. as you guys have been my listening ear to my fanaticness. Those fellow directioners I had with me are over this fandom as they have found other real life boys to replace them

Which means.. the only cure to my 1D fanatics is to find my other half which will not be very soon. I still put Niall as a first priority. hehehehe. 

Meanwhile,

HAHA BYE

(I will be laughing at myself this time in the next 10 years, I know meanwhile I’m sounding pretty ridiculous. Thank you my lovelies for putting up with me yay)

xx

Juanlin

p/s: Evelyn your post was fantastic! So much detail to be honest I think you’ve stolen the points i needed to add so yeah haha ❤

Tri-19th birthday celebration

Alright. Just had a shower and instead of doing anything else that may distract me from writing today’s post, I decided to get straight to it. Sorry for not posting on this blog recently, but today I will make this post worthwhile, alright? I was instructed by both Elin and Juanlin that they would edit and back-up any part of this post if they find any information missing that they can add to. The reason why this post is special? It speaks of the tri-19th birthday celebration we had in the city this evening/night of the 16th of November 2013 for Jacqueline Wong (best known to us as ‘Jacquie’), Michelle Hong & Sarah Lee (despite the later two having their birthdays only in a months time in all honesty). The Morning (or Afternoon since I woke up at 12:45am)

  • Involved a lot of hullaballoo and Whatsapp conversations to and fro with Juanlin and Ching Yi about the surprise birthday plans for Jacqui and Michelle. Sarah was not really a problem since she um… whined (might not be the best word choice) her way into it?
  • Long, distinct conversations with Ching Yi Choo which is a stark contrast compared to the 0 conversations we have had over the past month. After a while, we gave up Whatsapping and decided to use the Hall speakerphone. Connected through Joel’s room line. We are content with our own lives.
  • Watching Arrow Episode 1 & 2 while making Jacqui’s card. 😛
  • Randomly eating stuff in my room from peanut butter biscuits, small grain waves chip packets to cooked minced pork in the fridge.

WARNING: The rest of this post consist of a lot of ranting and listing. It is recommended you do not read for the sake of your own sanity and to maintain my literate dignity.

The Evening Laser Tag

  • Joel, Ching Yi, Michelle and I went to Melbourne Central from Briggs Hall via. taxi (who is Michelle’s familiar taxi). $46/48 (cannot remember). I was not feeling very chatty so I just listened as the three of them talked about X-Factor UK. Joel handled the taxi fare as usual, always making me feel slightly uncomfortable because I know I would have to get around to paying him back somehow in my own funny and awkward ways. I rarely ever talk to Joel one-on-one eventhough I know he is practically ever-present now whenever anything relates to Ching Yi. They are a package deal. Deal with it.
  • The radio was tuned to a nice channel called FM1 Nova100 Pop Music Live Life Nova.
  • Everyone else, except Neri who was dressed in yellow, awaited in the deep inside toilet. Understandable when you think about how everyone else who had arrived earlier to play laser tag to celebrate Michelle’s birthday was male and hiding in the male toilet. 😛 Neri made a good cover up about how she was celebrating another friend’s birthday there too. Haha. It was Ching Yi and Joel who went in as Michelle and I remained standing outside.
  • I was not feeling very chatty, so did not engage in much conversation with the others. The others blended easily with each other. After all, they were all Med students and have plenty of ‘bonds’ established already. Nonetheless, I know a majority of them so I am pretty comfortable just hanging around wherever they are. Considering this is a group blog, I am going to keep fairly conservative in this post.
  • Laser tag was a great deal of fun, although we had to wait an hour before we even got started. Ching Yi, in her usual overly-excessively concerned state kept worrying about a friend named Danny who was supposed to join all of us to play laser tag. He was late and as a result, did not join us until later on at the dinner. Personally, I must say that eventhough it is nice that she is always concerned for others, it is also a weakness in her character. It can be cute but totally hair wrenching on occasions. (Complaints have been dulled).
  • The laser tag platform was flat; very different from the one in Boxhill where there are elevated levels to play on. Easier to shoot and navigate on too. Aaron and Bryan owned all of us.

I made friends with Neri; and acquaintances with Wen Shen, Manisha (I think that was her name. I could have mixed it up). Saw Sean too (only officially made an acquaintance today on Brigg’s field on the 18th of November 2013) .

Neri is from Penang, studied at Firbank and was a boarder since Year 10. I might have played against her before because she was on the Badminton A Team too.

The Night dinner at Ginza Teppanyaki Restaurant:

Address: 139, Little Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000, Australia

  • Heavily over priced.
  • No alakat. Only sets. Cheapest set being $45.
  • You get food, specifically eggs, thrown at you. (THE VIOLENCE).

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Menu:

  1. Small miso soup
  2. Wasabi vegetables
  3. Teriyaki chicken pieces
  4. Twin’s 3 pieces of scallops shared between Jua, Jiran & myself.
  5. Fried beansprouts
  6. Small fried egg piece
  7. Steak (tender and highly recommended by Adren & Bryan)
  8. Very plain-tasteless fried rice (the minimalist kind)

8:15pm Arrival at the restaurant. Hunger levels rising.

9:00pm Jacqui finally arrives. Restlessness settles and we can finally order our crazily overpriced dishes.

11:15pm The dinner ends. We all part ways. Either to home, clubbing at Love Wha? (forgot the name of the club. Lol), Monash Clayton.

The journey home — Evelyn’s journey anyway

It was a fairly brief and chilly 14 minutes walk from China Town to Flinders’ St. Station with Adren, Bryan and another random girl I had no idea who she was. Beats me. There are always these few friends of Michelle and all that I have no idea who they are and throughout the whole period I am with them, which could even be hours, I still have not exchanged a single word with them. Guess we just couldn’t care less. :1

I feel more comfortable talking to Bryan than I do Adren. I suspect it is partially because I get the slight ‘overconfidence’ vibe from Adren. I need to learn to defend myself against these ‘confident’ auras. Since I’m a force to be reckoned with as well (Muahahaha. In my dreams maybe).

 

New person Evelyn met: Natalie 🙂 Bryan’s friend who we met at the 9000 Rowville bus stop. She came down from the city after a short reunion with a friend who she got clothes back from. I somehow managed to involve myself in Bryan and her conversation about MedCruise despite not being a Med student. Haha. 😛 How? I attended Medrevue (the yearly and totally worth it 1 night student-play).

Things Evelyn learnt: 1) MedCruise dance floors= make-out zones. 2) 😛 Apparently the yellow-suit guy (2nd year James?) and the main actress (the hella annoying character in the show) were heavily making out. I only officially introduced myself just as we were about to part. Besides her name, she added, “I am sure we will see each other around.” Haha. Guess the circle of friends the Med kids have are really known to everyone. Instead of walking back in the dark with her, I decided to take the risk of the bike keys I incidentally found in my bag and cycled back helmet-less (felt so rebellious since I am usually very teng-wah) with Bryan to the halls.

😀 Cycling on the main university roads with no cars around is AWESOME. I ❤ cycling. Juanlin, Nicole & Elin, we better go cycling together again like the ol’ Year 10 days!

Shitty lecturers

You know what makes a lecturer shitty or not?

It is if they actually stop sending sarcastic remarks and non-verbal cues to students, do not walk out of lectures mid-way due to an inaudible ‘conversation’ going on at the back of the lecture hall that no one else besides their paranoia makes out as distracting, and has the guts to confess that they psychological issues.

P.S. To incoming students who are going to attend MKC2110 at Monash University, be prepared for the worst lecturer (he’s male) of your life.

Yes, this is my form of spreading the ‘noise’ that is presumably meant to relate to your Week 8 lecture on Consumer Decision-Making Process Part II, little kiddies. I want to EXIT in the form of this exams now and never see the crappy or hear from the crappy lecturer ever again in my life. If I do, screw Marketing. I am moving onto Business Law as one of my Commerce majors. Marketing is not worth the lousiest lecturer on campus.

Long live the tale of Avatar Aang. Korra, go hide behind a bushel of hay.

Long live the tale of Avatar Aang. Korra, go hide behind a bushel of hay.

If you thought it was all over when Book 3 of Avatar The Last Airbender ended, you thought wrong.

 

Yeah, so instead of focusing entirely on studying the past week, I have been watching Avatar The Last Airbender. I watched every single episode and was so hooked. 🙂 Just finished last night after a 4-5 day spree. 🙂 I even read all the comics available online. After going through the series, I think it would have sustained it’s popularity and strength even if it came up with a 4th book that focused on what was covered in the comics. The Harmony Restoration Movement & The Search for Ursa (Zuko’s mama).

So i dropped my ice-cream today

In front of a lot of people..

It was an amazing flavour (peanut butter) it was new to my taste buds and I was enjoying it a lot.

It cost me $4.70. (70 cents extra of a smaller cup of Ben & Jerrys)

It’s gone. It went KAPOOOF! from the cone.. PLOOOP on the floor.

All the emotions came whirring to me but my only natural instinct is to laugh and kept leaning on Mel and making the uncomfortable feel more uncomfortable and more and more uncomfortable and weird. Sorry guys.. I was just born unnaturally weird and awkward, sometimes I don’t know how to deal with things, especially with the lost of an ice cream.
It’s not just any ice cream.

IT WAS AN ARGENTINIAN HELADO

Because Elin’s friends have a fetish for posh named ice-creams that actually taste and look like ice-creams but just have other names to distinguish themselves as the upper classes of Walls and Nestle. These ice creams are not even round, they shoot up with pointy ends (I don’t know why, again wanting to distinguish themselves from the ordinary). They’re scooped up with multiple scrapes and are just shaped that way. The lady scooper speaks in a different language too, just to distinguish themselves as Argentinian and that they aren’t just like any Movenpick student scoopers that give you overpriced mini balls. (I still love Movenpick when I get discounts)

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I don’t know why but it’s suppose to be a hot chocolate weather but ice creams seems to be flying around my brain more than hot drinks.

Here ends the post to the lost of the unfinished and KAPOOFED and PLOOPED Peanut Butter Argentinian Helado.

If you wonder where it is.. it’s a place called HOW HAR.

Jokes it’s called jauja but like asians will be calling it JOW JAR.

Seee yer soons,

Juanlin

xoxo

p/s: Food reviewing is pretty cool (though I mainly ranted about the lost of it). JOWJAR should totally read this and award me a free scoop for this and for the replacement of the lost scoop.

I hear they’re pretty generous, they even name combos after your name in your honour (if you eat it a lot)

Melbourne Weather

Heya, guys! 

It is Friday and my time of the week again to post. I hope I have been able to keep you thoroughly entertained despite the little communication and posts that have been made by the others. It appears that only the people in Australia have been keeping atleast a bit more consistent than the rest who are in Europe and the U.S. Too much partying? Or maybe they are suffering from the time blues? 

Anyhow,  I would love to go onto a full on rant about how have things been in my life on this blog, but I have already done so on my own blog. 😛 So if you would like to see my post for this week, please refer to http://cora1dream-citrain.blogspot.com.au/. It had been a good day for me (17 October 2013) and I have been super busy with both studies and my other commitments. Life is hectic, especially with this birthday weekend! 🙂 I’m so glad to have made the precious I did make in high school. Boardo live — full love! I will post more self-relevant pictures next week. 

For now, I think people can relate to this. 

Melbourne Weather

You would never believe it if you came from somewhere else. That is Melbourne for you. 4 seasons in a day. You can never be too prepared.

& Tsoi would share the my sentiments and excitement especially when it comes to… 

It has been almost 2 decades since the world was first exposed to the phenomena of a digitalized world. Where children could be found permanently accompanied with a Nintendo product. It still continues.

It has been almost 2 decades since the world was first exposed to the phenomena of a digitalized world. Where children could be found permanently accompanied with a Nintendo product. It still continues.

POKEMON XY

I must say I am rather impressed with the new female design, not so much the males unfortunately.

The guy’s design is too similar to Black/White’s.  

The male and female character design for the recently released Pokemon XY game on Nintendo DS XD

The male and female character design for the recently released Pokemon XY game on Nintendo DS XD

I leave you with a parting question, can Pokemon fans ever grow out of Pokemon?