Semi-permeable membranes

I painted my nails on the weekend and I decided to borrow my mum’s non-chip polish to paint over the grey-blue-purple colour I painted my nails. I began to doubt that it worked, after hearing from several people that top coats don’t usually work. However, since then, my polish hasn’t chipped at all. I did get a few scratches on my nail before the non-chip polish fully dried, but it’s not that obvious. I am so happy with the state of my nails – I am so used to them chipping after a day or two but now it’s been five days. /bounce

A week left of university, three assignments to go, and I am shaking with complete nervousness. I don’t know what to expect after this, but I hope to celebrate somehow. Ehehe. /ehe

Last night I had photography class, and I was pretty much done with my assignment so I showed it to my teacher for review. He helped me finalise it for next week, but he didn’t seem pleased with my whole “voodoo doll” series, thinking I was going to stick pins in it and curse him. D: I believe he was just trolling me, as Johnny and Fern (Fernando) told me – he probably really just likes my work but isn’t showing it. I was still worried so I started printing more photos and tried to see if I could make another series.

My teacher said that I had a good four, and that I should shoot another roll of film and get another two shots. I wanted to cry (haha not really), I didn’t want to take more photos. I know he’s expecting that next week but I hope he won’t be pissed that I decided not to listen to him. :P I know that I’ll have put in more effort for the voodoo doll photos at the end, regardless, so that’s what I will stick with. Besides, he did whine about how no one listens to him, so maybe he doesn’t mind. TROLL. /ho

Fern wanted to use some of my photo paper because I had a pack of 50 (that’s honestly a lot, and they’re large size too) and he decided that he was going to buy me dinner to pay back. I said it didn’t matter and I wasn’t hungry. Johnny said he wasn’t hungry either but after we talked outside, Fern lured us into getting some dinner. Finishing at 8:00pm doesn’t really help. I don’t usually like eating after 8 or 9 at night, but I figured I’d just follow. We went to a Japanese restaurant down the road.

We ordered about three dishes and one of them was a sushi platter. On it was a pale yellow sponge-looking thing. We weren’t sure what it was but because Johnny eats everything, he tried it.

“I wouldn’t recommend it. It doesn’t taste nice… but it’s not exactly gross either.”

I tried some – because I am willing to try anything – and I agreed. It was rather bland. Johnny told Fern to try it and he refused. XD

Afterwards we left a bit on the plate. I was so full but the boys still wanted to order more food. WHAT. They told me I needed more meat on my bones. As everyone says.

While we were waiting for some dishes they kept poking at the yellow spongy thing left. Johnny guessed that it was some kind of offal. We thought it was probably brain, or something not so pleasant. Fern kept saying that it was a “strange consistent substance” and Johnny said it was “of slightly permeable texture” as they examined it and poked it with their chopstick. Psh, scientists! It made me miss those days in high school when I loved science so much that I studied every branch of science available. :( Well, I decided that to settle this once and for all, we should ask a member of staff at the restaurant what the spongy thing was. They both said “shotgun not”, and told me that I had to ask. I refused to ask though, so Johnny grew some balls (not that he didn’t have any, not that he needs to grow any because he’s pretty cool anyway) and asked one of the men working there what it was.

He was unsure of what it was so he asked another female staff member and she said, “Oh this? This is egg… steamed egg.”

I think we were just speechless. HAHAHA. Needless to say, it was not the best tasting egg. XD

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Hahaha, that’s hilarious! I love Japanese restaurants since I’m a sushi lover, but I freak out a bit at the sight of ‘exotic food’, I guess. Things like squid, eel, octopus, etc. I’m a big wuss XD I admire you for trying it when you didn’t even know what it was.
The title of this post reminds me of sophomore biology class, haha :)

I hope that he was just trolling you! You’ve done enough work and have spent enough money on this class! Then again, you’ve gotten into a graduate program, so unless he’s going to fail you, there’s really not much to worry about, is there?

Ahahaha, as if it was only steamed egg! I’m allergic to fish so I’m not really a big fan of japanese food :’)

When I top coat my nails, it never works. Ever. That must be some magical non-chip polish!

I’d love to see your voodoo dolls project, I used to have a little collection of them but I gave them to charity because they were just dust collectors.

When I read the description of the sushi I thought immediately of that egg sushi that I’m not very fond of. But it doesn’t taste too bad – I guess it depends on where you get it from. :)

And you have photography class! Cool. I want to see your voodoo doll series! It sounds really interesting.

Wow, I’m such a baby when it comes to trying new foods. I’ve never had sushi because I don’t like fish (or any of the things in non-fish varieties). I’m picky as heck, and I wish I was more adventurous with my eating, but I stick to the same old things all the time. At least it was just egg and nothing crazy!!!

I’m not too fond of sushi, and I’m pretty sure I haven’t tried a steamed egg. Hillarious situation though :)
Good luck with your photography assignment. It sounds awesome!

Wow, non-chip polish. I didn’t even know they existed. xD I’m not much of a nail painter girl, haha.

The thing with me and sushi – I can only eat about 5 different kinds of sushi until I feel the need to puke. :P After the 4th or 5th one, the raw, squishy fish starts to get to me. I’m just weird like that. But I do love sushi though, just can’t eat too much of it. :T

Hah, mystery food! I usually try food I do not recognize if others say it tastes good. But if it looks totally weird, no way!

PS: I tagged you on my site and I think you may or may not have done it already (11 questions ring a bell?). I remember that post you did where you answered qs, but I’m not sure if it was the same as the one I got tagged with. You don’t have to do it if you don’t want to though, but if you do, it’ll be on my site. :)

Yay for non-chip nail polish! I’ve only tried nail polishing when I was little but my mom didn’t like it so she made me remove it. She said to me, “don’t you put that thing on your nails ever again.” Needless to say, it was such a bummer.

Voodoo doll! That sounds exciting! Do you have photos of that?
Heehee, your lecturer would probably ask for the extra shots later on but hopefully he wouldn’t flipped over because you decided not listening to him. Ahaha!

Sushi is teh lurve! ♥ I go to a sushi restaurant near my place every now and then. But because I don’t like trying something new, I always end up ordering the same thing everytime I go there.

Sushi egg eh? I’ve tried something like that and it’s one of my fave dish, but it’s probably not quite the same as the one you had. The sushi I had was more like sweetened egg (same spongy texture) placed on top of rice. XD

What? I always use a top coat when I paint my nails and I swear by it. :)

I bet your teacher was just playing around. It sounds like he was just joking otherwise I’m sure he would have tried to give you constructive criticism on your work instead of just making random comments. That’s what I believe anyway. (Unless he is a horrible teacher and is just mean but I like to believe the best in people and believe that a teacher wouldn’t do such a thing and if he really felt something was wrong he would try and give you help on your work instead. So the fact that he didn’t means he was just joking and you should be confident!)

Eww. I never had steamed egg. That sounds a bit strange. Haha. Once my mother overcooked eggs and they actually turned green. Green eggs actually DO exist but it’s very hard to do. Imagine that.

I never paint my nails; my nails are crap so I keep them really short so I don’t see any point in painting them. I’m glad the non-chip polish worked, though. :P

The voodoo doll photos definitely sound exciting. :P Maybe your teacher was just handing out constructive criticism, I mean, that’s he’s supposed to do right? It’s up to you if you choose to take it or not but I’m sure he won’t be upset that you didn’t follow his advice or anything. It’s not always best to follow other people’s advice either, just do what you think is right. :D I’m sure he won’t fail you or anything.

I’ve never been to a Japanese restaurant before, paha. I’m not really sure if it’s something I would like since I’m a really fussy eater; I don’t really try a lot of “new” foods since I’m scared that it’ll be disgusting. :P I certainly wouldn’t have tried the “pale yellow sponge-looking thing”. :P

I’m terrible at going up to people to ask them questions, I never want to do it cause I’m quite shy. I usually make whoever I’m with do it, haha. I’m shocked that it was actually steamed egg! I wouldn’t have expected it to taste bland since egg is usually nice; I was half expecting you to say it was brain or something. XD

hey georgina! :D i know this question has nothing to do with your blog, and i know how annoying that is indeed, but i’m in a hurry and i’ve been searching on google without any luck, but i was wondering how you made the quotations change every time when refreshing the page? is it a plug-in or a code? i would be so greatful if you could help me!

Hey Ida! Hahaha you bad girl. :P Anyway I’m sorry if this is a late reply (next time email me, I don’t usually read blog comments “regularly”), but I use this tutorial that I wrote!

Hello again, I haven’t talked to you in a while!

I don’t paint my fingernails very often, though I do paint my toenails quite a bit. I bite my nails a lot and I just never feel the need to paint them. Plus, they chip all the time. So it’s not really worth putting all the effort into painting them and then seeing them all chipped the next day. Maybe I should invest in some of that product!

I love trying bizarre foods! Well, I like the idea at first, and then when I don’t like it I wished I hadn’t, but I think it’s fun to try new things. The worst to me is not knowing whether I like it or not. It’s that in between weirdness, so bizarre to me. :P That’s hilarious that it was just an egg though. xD

Yuck, science. Never been a fan, probably never will be. I’m in AP Bio right now and I have the worst teacher. Maybe that’s my problem… I can’t ever remember a good science teacher that I’ve had. D:

My nails alwaysss chip after a few days, but then again I guess it depends on the polish. My Collection 2000 polish chipped the next day, the current nail polish I’m wearing, a Barry M one, lasted a couple of days before chipping. xP

Haha, hopefully he doesn’t mind that you didn’t listen. Ahh well I guess sometimes you just have to think for yourself. I listen to what people say, but sometimes someone may say something g that will make me think; “ohhh nah I’ll just stick to my method’. XD

LOL that last sentence made me laugh. I was picturing a crazy restaurant, that sells these weird unusual things, I was wondering what the mystery yellow object would be once you questioned someone who worked there, and in the end… it was egg. xD I’ll also mention that I am a pretty picky eater, so I wonder how I would have found the egg. xD

Good luck with your last week of university! :p By “last week”, do you mean last week FOREVER? Like you’re done?! Or just a break? If you’re done forever, congratulations!! :’)

I’m glad you decided to do your own thing… I mean, it *is* your project, and I’m sure it’ll be awesome anyway! Teachers sometimes need to back down and trust their students to do follow their own ideas…. My art teacher hardly ever does that and it’s super annoying. The voodoo idea actually sounds really cool and different :3

Ahhhahaha! It was only egg?! It sounds like some tofu stuff that I had at a restaurant once… it was just yellow, spongy, and tasted like absolutely nothing. /hmph Good thing you found out what it was before leaving!

Oh I’m not done forever, just done with my three-year Bachelor degree. I decided to take on postgraduate study, so I haven’t quite escaped, but I think this is a significant milestone haha. :D

lmao .. voodoo dolls! I think your professor had a normal reaction towards the voodoo dolls lol ..!! man sushi sounds so good right now. painting nails is soo fun!

Wow, I can’t believe you only have 3 weeks left!

I never paint my nails as I hate my hands/finger nails, but non-chip nail polish sounds cool. Never heard of it before.

Just a quick comment because you’re wonderful. /rose

I had some nail polish on for the past two weeks: I had to take it off today cause I can’t wear it at school and I don’t want to do what I did last time I wore nail polish before school… I forgot to take it off and, erm, it was kind of awkward. I used my mum’s fancyass Chanel stuff (rouge noir – bloody nice colour) and it didn’t take long to chip at all. I was kind of surprised cause it’s top notch stuff.

I love how you deduced fried egg was brain… and how you made it sound alien and dreadfully scientific. I’m not great with technical scientific terms. I can only really remember the basics and “ductile”. Which I think means wiry?


My sister is like Johnny. She eats anything, haha.

Take care! xx