GERD

My first week at school for this semester started well. I was really enthusiastic and motivated to learn new stuff, meet new people and to be challenged again. In fact I started reading for the exams in November! (psychooo me!)  But seriously, I’m grabbing that opportunity to avoid so much stress before the exams.

The UIS Campus

However, sometimes we can’t avoid the obstacles that are tied up together with our perseverance. It is like God is testing our faith in a different way.

Last week, I had to get an immediate appointment with my doctor because I had some problems with my breathing and my tummy and I was already cold sweating because of panic. My doctor asked me what was wrong, so I explained everything, that it’s hard to breathe and etc. He listened to my breathing, felt my tummy and my neck. Then he concluded that I might have GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease/ acid reflux). He wrote out Lansoprazol for me and he said that I should come back to him after six weeks.

 
A peak inside the bottle.

I’m taking this for 4 days now and I can say that it works. I’m so happy that I don’t have to worry about my breathing and my stomach anymore. Having GERD is not easy because the duration of medication is quite long and depressing, also the person who is suffering should practice self discipline. It means that I should avoid drinking sodas, coffee, alcoholic beverages and eating too much. Sounds boring but believe me or not I have done it for almost 2 weeks now and before I went to my doctor, so discipline is possible if you really want to achieve something.

 For more info about GERD click here.

Priceless Dates

Whenever my bf and I are tired of playing games or just staying at home we always find ways to amuse ourselves. It means that it’s either we’d go out for a walk or drive somewhere else but since the weather last week and the week before last week was not that nice I suggested something different which is visiting museums. 
Anyway here are the pictures from the two museums we visited this month. πŸ˜€
Flyhistorisk Museum Sola
This museum lies at Sola, southwest for Stavanger.  

Address: Hangaren Sola SjΓΈ, 4055 Stavanger Lufthavn

For more info click here.

 

 

Inside an old passenger airplane

 
Me trying to pose like a flight attendant

What’s the difference?

 
He’s checking out one of the fighter planes.

 
 This big thingy here is a spy camera!

“Oh yeah.. I got the bomb” pose :p

 
 Just look no touch

Who says size doesn’t matter?

 
And now for the secret weapon of Norway… lol

 
Aviation uniforms exhibit.
 

Tower controls.

Norsk Oljemuseum (Petrol museum)

Address: Kjeringholmen, 4013 Stavanger
For more info click here.

 
This was used to dig under the ocean floor.


I don’t know what they called this ship for, but all I know is that it has this “echo” technology used for finding oil in the ocean. After the research and getting the results, they would start digging for petrol.

 
A miniature of Stavanger

 
A miniature oil platform

Very detailed!

 

My bf sitting on a PTC. 
PTC is used for saturation diving.

 
Inside the PTC. I don’t think I’m going to survive inside this hole. 

This one is inside the life boat. I like it better because of its good space.

 
Me and the man in suit. It looks like it’s saying goodbye to me. :p

Hello telephone?  My hunny playing with the grandfather of cellphones today. πŸ˜€

 
Trying to look busy. 

A modern day life boat

I know it sounds nerdy but I find museums one of the coolest places for dates. You’re not just learning every time you visit one but also you are also making memories in a cheap and educational way.

Rebel Chic is Going Healthy

There are lots of reasons why we should live a healthy lifestyle. (I don’t need to write it down in this post.) However I just want to share why I’ve decided to change my some of my eating habits.
I’m a person who loves to experience all the good stuff. I believe that life should be treated so well that I eat anything that is good for my soul (aka tasty foods), since life is so short. But I noticed that I easily get sick these days and it makes my sleeping life complicated and hence my working life is harder.

So I made these rules for myself regarding what I should eat and what activities should I do.

  1. Buy and eat fruits instead of chips.
  2. Play with my Kinect games often, if possible.
  3. Eat dark chocolates instead of regular chocolates.
  4. Avoid sodas on weekdays.
  5. Make walking outside a habit.
  6. Eat a lot of salads.
  7. Drink lots of water. 
  8. Drink lots of tea.
  9. Exercise regularly.    
  10. Avoid too much salt.

A friend once told me that I don’t need to mind about my diet because I ain’t fat but then I told her that I just want to take care of my health. I think it is wise to do it now when I’m still young to avoid chronic illnesses in the future.

If you are wondering if I’m going to cut down fast food. Well my answer is no, but I’ll just lessen visiting Burger King or McDonalds. πŸ™‚