Monday, April 16, 2012

FOR SALE!!




Been cleaning my room and finally decided to get rid of these. I loved these during my alcoholic binge... Jacobsen and the Christmas Brew still has the original liquid in it and it's unopened. Price is negotiable but please keep in mind that these are LIMITED EDITION, COLLECTIBLE which I bought years ago.

Any takers?

~you know I drink~
Michelle May
xoox

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Masters In International Relations

"To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism, to steal from many is research" - Unknown

Been doing my MA since September and whoever that said MA is easy, should fuck themselves in the back! In fact, it's far from easy. When you're at that level, everyone expects so much from you. A degree is like and international accreditation to prove that you're smart.

I have so many papers that prove I'm smart and yet, here I am, adding another one to the list. Coming from a Policy and Communication background makes it all even harder. They don't teach you anything in Communication, and you kinda feel like a smart-ass because you get Distinctions like hot cakes by not ding anything.

i was that smart ass. I thought I could do anything, so, I decided to be a Master in Political Sciences. i figured that it shouldn't be that tough since I enjoy reading about what's going on in other parts of the world and I enjoy the travelling and being holier than thou.

Honestly, after 8 months, I find that most politicians are shit! Just take a look at Malaysia! And I believe that "politicians and diapers have one thing in common - they should be changed regularly and for the same reason"

Currently I despise with such contempt a leader of our "fine" nation. I think that God loves stupid people, He made so many of them... All I like about my course is the Diplomacy and Terrorism module. Diplomacy is more or less like PR, "A diplomat is someone who can tell you to go to hell in such a way that you'll look forward to the trip."

And Terrorism is plain old interesting. I find murders, genocide scarily appealing. Nothing beats the entertainment of lining up a whole bunch of people and shooting them till they're all dead. Some people deserves it and I have a rough idea of who to line up and shoot. Idiots are the cause of genocides.

On the other hand, the experience made me appreciate my mom and The BF more. My mom is one hell of a woman. She made sure I was given the opportunity to do my Masters and she provided everything. Most importantly, she believed in me and do all she can to make my life more at ease. She would sacrifice anything for me if I asked her to and I'm grateful.

The BF on the other hand, makes me do my assignments. He has lots of assignments and it's fun when we sit together and do our assignments together. Besides that, he made his sister send me all the books relevant to my dissertation from Africa. It helps that he's in Nigeria and his brother is a big shot with links to ECOWAS that I'm writing my dissertation on.

I'm truly blessed and loved and I only have Jesus Christ to thank for blessing me with wonderful people in my life and He has been blessing me with abundance as well. I can't wait to be done with my Masters and put all these behind me.

~you know i'm smart~
Michelle May
xoox


Guinea Pig Bathing Time!





I cannot stress the importance of proper hygiene for Guinea pigs. My guinea pigs are in optimum health. They get daily doses of metafisiol and Vitamin C and once a month, they get baths like this.

Patrick is much more calmer compared to Easter when it comes to bath time. Easter inherited his mother's trait of biting, nipping, scratching and he's an all round spoilt brat! Patrick is still the best.

Till the next bath time!

~you know they cute~
Michelle May
xoox

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Summer Plans

I've been so busy trying to finish 5 assignments in 1 month, totaling to 13,000 words!!! It's almost the total word count for my dissertation. Last semester, I was the non-African expert on ECOWAS (Economic Community Of West African States) and it's a new semester and I haven't forgotten my Asian roots and most of my work this semester is on the LTTE (Liberation Tigers of Tamil Elaam)

Anyways, I've applied for a Summer School Programme in Korea since February and for month, I've been waiting for an answer (patiently!) and I kept praying over. Prior to meeting John, I technically prayed for wealth and my dog... So, this time, I really bowed my head, clasp my hands together and pray.

The most wonderful thing about praying is?
Matthew 21:22 "If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayers"
Mathew 7:7 "Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you"
Psalm 37:4 "Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart"

If I could ask HIM one question, I would ask him, "Why is HE so nice to me?" I've done a lot of things I'm not proud of and I'm unlike most Christians, even now, I'm still doing things I'm not proud of and why, why must HE be so nice to me?

He has given me EVERYTHING I asked for, and I'm grateful. I have nothing that I want anymore. I just want everyone around me to be happy, healthy and safe. He saved me from death 3 years ago, created a MA in IR course for me last year and HE has always blessed me with jobs and I've never had financial issues, matched me with The BF that loves me more than himself and lastly, the most wonderful parents any child could ever wish for.


On the other note, I will be spending the summer in Korea teaching English to elementary school kids and enjoying the hustle and bustle of gorgeous Korea! I've never been to Korea and I'm closer to my dreams of visiting the whole of South East Asia by the time I turn 25.

For the summer, I will be in Hannam University in Daejeon City, South Korea!!!! All thanks to the grace and mercy of God. HIS mercy and grace overwhelms me. On one hand, I'm super duper stoked to be able to travel (Haven't been travelling out of MY and SG since I started my MA) and I'm also sad because I'll miss The Guinea Pigs, The Cocker Spaniel, The Familia, and The BF.

For now, have to settle visa, flights and to renew my passport. But now, back to assignments. 3 down, 2 more to go... Till the next time.

~you know you love me~
Michelle May
xoox