A Look Back at 2012

As the year approaches to an end, it’s routinely normal of me to look back at my blog in search of the “biggest moments” of 2012. And I realised I’ve written a whole lot lesser this year compared to the years before. I don’t know where the passion and excitement went. Time could be a factor. I browsed through my Facebook timeline and managed to recollect some events that happened that weren’t documented in my blog. Facebook could be another factor as it’s easier to just upload a mobile picture or post a status than to sit down and compose paragraphs.

2012 is definitely a year of major events. A year that is memorable. A year that is significant.

Solved a problem that has been haunting me for years and I’m a lot happier since then.

Turned 30. Wondered for the past 4 years of how long I’ll remain single, I suddenly find myself in a relationship, packed with lots of eating, movies and some travelling. ๐Ÿ™‚

Travelled to Seoul with a friend and survived with our basic knowledge of the Korean language. Sat for TOPIK (Test of Proficiency in Korean) and passed with flying colours with an average score of 92.25 for 4 papers (Beginner Level).

Travelled to Sydney with the family and had the best Korean food I’ve ever known. And I’m very serious about this even though relating Sydney with Korean food don’t sound like they make any sense.

It’s Bunny’s 10th death anniversary and a year of which an ex-classmate passed away due to meningitis.

Became witness for a friend’s registration of marriage. Just looking at my name being printed on her wedding certificate makes me feel honoured and happy.

Undergo ICL (Implantable Contact Lens) surgery to correct my vision of high shortsightedness and astigmatism. A few people have been telling me that I’m brave. Recovery and healing is still ongoing and I pray that it will be smooth. It feels great without having to rely on glasses and contact lens though my vision is still fluctuating and can get blurry as the healing continues. Can’t wait to swim soon!

Career has been slow with no major achievements or milestone but it should get better in the coming year.

All in all, I’m very thankful for the all the good things that came my way in 2012. Now it’s time to think about what I would like to achieve in 2013.

Happy New Year! ๐Ÿ™‚


My memory is failing me as of late, especially since my eye surgery. A huge portion of time has been dedicated to worrying about the recovery and healing of the eyes. Hence I’ve not been able to focus on other important things. I almost forgot to wish someone birthday today though I remember the date very well. And didn’t realize the date is today. It’s frustrating.

I need to bounce back again because I’m really not in my optimum state. I lack the enthusiasm in life despite having blessed with loved ones. So here’s a little note to tell myself to be more cheerful and positive.

Eye Surgery Part 4

I came home, sat on the sofa with the tv on. The tv was very colorful because I was seeing double images, lights flowing off the screen. Hmm…a bursting rainbow.

Slept with eye shields to prevent myself from rubbing my eyes unconsciously. The eye shields need to be taped on my face and I looked like “Baja Hitam”.

Near vision was bad as it was hard to read from my smart phone. I gave up and just sat on the sofa to make do with whatever I can see on the TV.

Rest early and prayed that I’ll be able to see clearly soon.

Eye Surgery Part 3

I had to rest for an hour after my left eye surgery before having my right eye operated. The doctor asked the nurse to get me a hot drink. He was very caring throughout which made me felt at ease.

I was accompanied out to get my eye pressure checked and rest with a blanket on the massage chair after a small cup of milo. Was hungry already as it was already 3pm.

Doctor told me he’s going to do 2 cataract surgery before coming back to me. I felt young because most patients who were there are old and mostly are there for cataract surgery.

I was confident I would be able to feel more comfortable with the second eye surgery. I wasn’t sure if the anesthetic given to me was lesser as compared to the first eye. However, I could feel someone is doing something to my eye. It’s not painful, just a little pressure and it wasn’t very comfortable yet all I could do was to just look straight up and prayed that it will end soon.

I asked for more anesthetic to be put on my eye but it was almost done. Should have asked for me the second I felt discomfort but thought I was able to handle it. When I asked for more anesthetic, not knowing how long more it’ll take, it was actually approaching the end of the surgery.

The doctor gave me a drop of anesthetic anyway and told me its normal that I could feel more with the second eye as usually patient would be ignorant about the first eye and more conscious with the second.

When it was all over, I was so relieved. Was taken out again to check on my eye pressure. The nurse said it’s very high and something has to be done to lower it. It sounded serious and I have absolutely no idea what is to be done or the danger it entails.

Was given a pill called Diamox to lower my eye pressure and when the doctor finished yet another surgery on another patient, he checked on me and asked if I felt that my eyes were tight.

I felt uncomfortable with my right eye but couldn’t possibly describe or explained what it was. Probably tight was the word and I said it was a little tight and felt like it’s a bit painful when he pushed my eyelids up to check my eye but it could just be because I just had my operation and it came from the wound being touched.

He gave me another drop of something and then pressed my wound on the eye with what look liked a strip of paper. Immediately liquid came out of my eyes so I guess pressure was released.

Was given eye shield which made me looked like “Men in Black”. My boyfriend who was with me took my hands and drove me home.

The first realization after the surgery was I could see without any glasses or contact lens. Absolutely blurry but I could see without any visual aid. I wasn’t overjoyed yet but was comfort enough to know the surgery went well and I could see very blurry.

Part 4 will reveal what it is like post surgery. Stay tuned. ๐Ÿ™‚