Exam stress. Actually, not really.

They say an idle mind is the devil’s workshop.

In my case, an idle mind is what you need to start doing things you’d regret very soon.

Studying for a chemistry exam can bore you like no other thing can. And in the process of it, I managed to get my own SIM card blocked.

I was playing around with Stuff (as do people who’re bored of chemistry or physics and who’d start fiddling around with calculators and whatnots), and this time it was my cell phone.

I played around with the security settings, and it asked for my PIN, which I entered a random set of numbers, even though I had no inkling what the correct PIN was.

It was like in cartoons when the villain sees a Red Button labelled “Do Not Push”, but he goes ahead and push anyway, resulting in the death of himself.

Now I gotta get my mom to call the Maxis centre, because it’s registered under her name and they need Proper Verification, which means I gotta wait because… well, just ’cause.

Why couldn’t I have just played with the graphic calculator?

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I was at the Web, doing last minute research for my biology Human Awareness essay before handing in the final product, when I came across this page on Harlequin type ichthyosis, a type of skin disease.

From Wikipedia,

Harlequin-type ichthyosis (also harlequin ichthyosis, ichthyosis congenita, or keratosis diffusa fetalis), a skin disease, is the most severe form of congenital ichthyosis, characterized by a thickening of the keratin layer in fetal human skin. In sufferers of the disease, the skin appears as massive, diamond-shaped scales. In addition, the eyes, ears, mouth, and other appendages may be abnormally contracted. The scaly keratin greatly limits the child’s movement. Because the skin is cracked where normal skin would fold, it is easily pregnable by bacteria and other contaminants, resulting in serious risk of fatal infection.

We were talking about it at the cafeteria a few days ago, and well, here are the photos.

I gotta warn you though, don’t click if you’re squeamish.

I guess one good thing that comes from having to do all these thousand-word essays is that you find things during the course of your research that you otherwise wouldn’t know about.

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Wish me luck for the mid years this coming week!

Considering the whopping 17-mark drop from my Physics Common Test 1 to Common Test 2, I need all the exam luck I can get.


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