Wednesday, May 30, 2012

[UPDATED] PharmD School Wish List

Whew~ I just spent $70+ buying PCAT books~ Here goes nothing!
For my convenience I'm going to list the schools that I'm planning on apply too. ALSO. Apparently I'm supposed to take a Speech class?! WTF. Didn't know this till now. Hopefully I can pen it in in my schedule. I may have time next semester I think since I'm currently at 15 credit hours. But I plan to do Undergraduate research as well for my Senior capstone so we'll see where this goes. ><

[UPDATE: LIST UPDATED ACCORDING TO LOCATION. PCAT FINISHED. AND NOW I HAVE RESEARCH NEXT SEMESTER. HOW THE FUCK WILL I TAKE A SPEECH COURSE? LORD SAVE ME NOW.]

Ps. All schools are fully accredited unless otherwise noted.

Striked out schools mean I was denied interview (because I missed the deadline lol... :( ).
RED = I declined my acceptance offer
Highlighted = FUDGE. HOW DO I PICK NOW?! D;

1. University of California - San Francisco School of Pharmacy* [[did not do supp app]]
Take Speech course
No PCAT Required
Deadline: Feb. 1, 2013
http://schoolpages.pharmcas.org/publishedsurvey/469

2. University of Washington School of Pharmacy [[did not send in AP scores...]]
Take Speech course and Biochemistry
PCAT Required
Deadline: Jan. 7, 2013
http://schoolpages.pharmcas.org/publishedsurvey/493

3. University of Illinois - Chicago College of Pharmacy [[did not fulfill prereqs :( I guess they didn't accept my "speech"? credit?]]
Take Speech course
PCAT Required
Deadline: Feb, 2013
http://schoolpages.pharmcas.org/publishedsurvey/475

4. University of Cincinnati - The James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy* [[ACCEPTED]]
No extra courses required!!!! :DD
PCAT Required
Deadline: Dec. 3, 2012
http://schoolpages.pharmcas.org/publishedsurvey/471

5. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill [[did not do supp app]]
No extra courses required!!!! :DD
PCAT Required
Deadline: Nov. 1, 2012
http://schoolpages.pharmcas.org/publishedsurvey/460

6. University of Kentucky [[INTERVIEW 3/18]] DECLINED THE INVITATION TO INTERVIEW
No extra courses required!!!! :DD
PCAT Required
Deadline: Feb. 1, 2013
http://schoolpages.pharmcas.org/publishedsurvey/477

7. University of Pittsburgh [[INTERVIEW 2/20, ACCEPTED]]
No extra courses required!!!! :DD
PCAT Required
Deadline: Jan. 7, 2012
http://schoolpages.pharmcas.org/publishedsurvey/486
(somehow I really feel like I won't get into this one, so I lowered it on my list. Still rethinking it.)

8. Midwestern University - Chicago Campus [[ACCEPTED]]
Take Speech and Sociology course
PCAT Required
Deadline: Jan. 7, 2013
http://schoolpages.pharmcas.org/publishedsurvey/434

9. Drake University (Iowa) - [[INTERVIEW - ON HOLD]] DECLINED INVITATION TO INTERVIEW
Take Speech course (may be able to get out of)
PCAT Required
Deadline: Dec. 3, 2013

10. University of Maryland [[INTERVIEW 3/1]]
Take Speech course
PCAT Required
Deadline: Jan. 7, 2013
http://schoolpages.pharmcas.org/publishedsurvey/478

11. Northeast Ohio Medical University [[INTERVIEW 2/25, ACCEPTED]]
Take Speech + Inorg + Inorg Lab
Deadline: Feb, 2013

12 University of California - San Fran [[did not do supp app]]

13 Washington State University [[ACCEPTED]]
Take Speech course

14. Midwestern University - Glendale Campus [[INTERVIEW 2/15, ACCEPTED]] 
Take Speech course + Sociology course


List of all the schools:
http://www.pharmcas.org/collegesschools/directoryalphastate.htm
http://pharmapplicants.com/pharmacy_school_rankings.php

* THE FUCK. I was looking at the acceptance rates, and wtf is up with the incredibly low number of seats for out of states kids? I mean seriously, you have like ~130 seats total available and you have a max number of 15 seats for out of states kids?! THE FUCK IS THIS SHIT. 15 out of 130 for out of states kids?! (LOL. The Texas one is 4-10 out of 155.... -_____- WHY?! ) I really hope this is like that's the min number of out-of-state seats that must be filled. But fuck, the way it's worded, it seems like that's not the case.... WTF WORLD. Y U DO THIS TO ME?! WHAT IS THIS? STATEISM? I feel bad for out of country kids... -_____- If out of state kids only get 15 seats, then international kids must only get like what, less than one seat? Can they do that? Just let the kid's brain in and nothing else? -____- Fucking jerks...

EDIT: Ok. I found out that normally the school provides for transportation and housing for interviews out of state. I guess that's why they don't have too many. Make sense. >w> But still. Completely ruins my chances T____T

EDIT EDIT: OK. Now that I am almost done. All I can do it wait to hear back from them. It may be selfish, but pray for me please ;A;

EDIT EDIT EDIT: I heard that these rankings are all BS (I mean, look at the way they score it....) so I'm just going off how I feel about the school, the program, and the campus/ life there. I don't know. This is a tough decision.... :/

Friday, May 25, 2012

PCAT? Grad school Apps? Oh my...

OK. So today, here's a list of what I NEED to do!

1. Make a list of schools that I want to apply to for Grad school! I already decided that I'm going to try to get into Toledo, Ohio Northern, Chicago Pharmacy schools. I also want to apply to some schools on the west coast so that I'll be closer to my parents. To tell the truth though, I don't mind staying nearby for grad school because I have my Uncles from my Daddy's side and my cousins from my mother's side to help me out sometimes. But now that I'm a senior (omg, please kill me now....) I need to start thinking about the whole picture and actually plan things out to a T. So today, I'll make a list of schools. Because my GPA isn't all that amazing, I'm thinking I may need to apply to more schools than not... not to mention my previous terrible PCAT score.... T____T

2. Buy new PCAT books. Even though I'll be broke from applying to schools, I need to review for my PCAT. So I'm planning on buying another 1 book. I didn't really finish one of them last time, so I figured it'd be best for me to re-focus on that book first and then move onto this new book. I've scheduled my test to be July 19th so I have a little over a month and a half to prepare this time. And this time I will prepare a lot harder than I did the previous time... which wasn't really much. Now that I know what to expect, I think I can do better. The areas I need to review are:

a) General Chemistry
b) Reading comprehension
c) Vocabulary
d) Biology
e) Math (I got a high 90!) :D
e) Writing (I pretty high on this as well, but I don't remember the raw score...)

In this order. These list my weakest to best areas. I didn't realized how badly my general chemistry was....

3. Actually start studying.... T____T I shall start today!! Must start preparing! I'm really worried you guys..... Like really worried..... BUT. I KNOW I CAN DO THIS. This is what I want to do and I'm going to do my best! HOPEFULLY (knock on wood) I won't get a high fever on the day I take this test as well! Wish me luck you guys! <3

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Neon Green OOTD

So a while back, I bought this one Hello Kitty Neon green crop top from Forever 21. Hello Kitty owns my soul so I had to buy it even though I didn't have time to try it on in the store... and when I finally got around to trying it out... it turns out that the shirt is wayyyy to big for me! D: So, in conclusion, I've had a terrible time trying to style this shirt! D: But here's what I've come up for today:

(taken with le iphone! Don't you love my new case! ;D<333)

I'm a little too lazy to style my hair too much, so this is how I normally style it after I had it cut about a month ago now. c: This base of this outfit is a black dress that I got at the Goodmorning City mall at the Dongdaemun station in Korea. It's one of those locally owned stores. I actually intended for this dress to go under some of my clothes like a black slip, but here I just made it the centerpiece for some reason. I have wayyyyy too many black dresses if you ask me. I'm always a fan of black dresses! <33

Over the black dress I threw that Hello Kitty cropped top that I was talking about. Because the top is so large and I wanted to add some more visual interest to the outfit, I paired it with a waist belt I got in Japan at a local thrift store in Chiba. By tucking in the front part of the shirt I sorta get an asymmetrical hem I guess that I like. I don't know, I just thought it looked better that way. Also, because it's so bulky because I've tucked in the shirt, it makes the outfit a little more casual too I think. Well, my casual has always been a little off anyways but whatever~ ;D

As for accessories... they're still mostly in storage at my uncles place! ;D I didn't buy much jewelry while abroad for some reason... and if I did, they were either earrings or necklaces.... not any bracelets... ALSO, sadly my black watch broke, and I lost my black hair tie on the plane back to Cleveland.... T_____T Oh wells. I've paired the outfit with a pair of green flats from Target because I forgot to pack my black ones when leaving Japan because we were in such a rush... so I need to find me another pair of black flats... but for now, I'm rocking a pair of green flats with a black cross-body bag from Coach. The picture also has a close-up of my waist belt which is made of patent leather and has a lovely bow design in the front! I love bows~ <3
Hehe. My panda decided to join the picture! ;D I was rushing off to work so I didn't have any time to make the layout better but whatever~ ;p

So recap! Here's a list of everything I'm wearing~! Ps. It's all pretty cheap! Yayyyy! ;)<3

Black dress - Korea (about $5 USD)
Hello Kitty Crop Top - Forever 21 (I forgot, maybe around $13-15 USD)
Black Belt - Japan Thrift shop ($3 USD)
Green Shoes - Target ($10-12)
Coach Cross-body Bag - Macy's (??)
Mr. Panda - Priceless <33

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

New Haircut!

Hehehe~ so on Day 1 (April 30th) in Korea, my friend and I went to HongDae and got our hair done! We spent about an hour trying to find the salon, Juno, which I heard about from Eat Your Kimchi. So yea, it was kinda hard to find. My advice is to exit the HongDae station at exit 9 I think. Go straight and then turn left once you reach the busy street. Believe me, you will know which one is the busy street. I'm pretty sure it was the first intersection we reached after leaving the station as well. Try to cross the street since the hair salon will be on the right side. You go past a Holika Holika (I remember because I asked for directions there) and a Mr. Donuts on the right street (you want to be on this street). There will be a Mr. Pizza on the left. Keep going past Ho bar. The next building, on the 3rd or 2nd floor is where Juno Hair salon will be! You'll be able to see the name from the window. It's around this area:

(stolen from my friend Anna's facebook~ hehe~~ Unfortunatly, I'm a complete idiot and forgot to bring my camera battery with me back to Ohio and my laptop doesn't have a micro SD slot, so I have no photos on me..... I'll figure it out later -n-;;)

Ok, so my review of the salon is that.....it's a pretty good salon! I'd give it maybe a 3.75/5 stars. AND I got my hair washed, cut, and styled for 25000 won (about $22 USD)!! SO cheap compared to what's available around me! The  people were really nice, and imo, the male hair assistant that washed my hair was super cute~ As for language barriers, they all mostly spoke English, so it was ok... but unfortunately, the only one who couldn't understand English was my stylist... -_-;; (so I had to dock some points for that....) so I just picked a haircut from a picture and they did it from that. Not bad~ They have some mad skills. Hehe, and it didn't even take that long! I also really liked how they didn't cut your hair dry like in Singapore.... Those people are just stupid! Don't they know doing that will cause more breakage! D: Also~ while you're waiting, they give you some sort of healthy ginseng juice and some cookies so it was nice~
(They gave you a business card as well. I thought that was cute.)

So for my haircut! Here's a before with my buddy Anna~ :D

And after:

I really liked how they styled my hair the best~ I wish I could learn to do something like that. It was all styled using a blow dryer and a round brush.... so I guess I'll have to buy those in the future.... o:

So what do you think? I think not bad right~ Overall, if you're in the HongDae area (which I absolutely LOVE! They set up like a night market at night and they have a bunch of neat stores! This is the normally university/ college going youngster area I think because a major uni is nearby~ So yea! Make sure to visit this area if you have the chance!!! AND make sure to budget enough time! I know we didn't have nearly enough time to check out everything. So sad. :c ) I would definitely recommend this salon!

Afterward, my friend cut my bangs because they were dying their hair in Japan and I wanted to do something tooo~ kakakakaka~ I was trying to look Japanese. Lol. :p
(Taken with my iphone~! LOL. I realized that my outfit looks really similar to the other one! ;D But this black dress was short, had a bow, and was A line. The other one, when I was getting my hair done was a simple black asymmetrical cut dress.)

Ciao~ <3

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Worried for nothing!

Well maybe not, but here I am! Back in the states! Back in Ohio! Back at Case.... T_____T Back to reality. Time for work, studying, grad school applications, and another long summer..... whoever said summers were just for fun were crazy! So much you have to do to prepare for the fall. I'm expecting for the worst, but hoping for the best. I'll be back with my Korea and Japan haul soon! And believe me... I hauled a LOT. A LOT. ;) Unfortunately, I left about half of my haul back in Seattle with my parents, though, because I had to lessen up my luggage weight... (and I was still almost over.... -_-) I also chucked out a lot of the pretty packing so sorry about that, but I'll try to do my best with what I can~

Preview of a portion of my Korea haul:
Note this is only a PART of my Korea haul~ LOL. I kinda went a little crazy in Myungdong. <3 Best place ever! Evidence of my craziness~

Yea.... it got really heavy....


My wallet is emptyyyyyy~ Wahhhhhhh~~

And of course, of my experience in both countries will be blogged about as well~
Oh the days to come~
Kekekekekeke~ <3

I missed you blog! c;<3

Here's a little something first! I'm just a kid in an old person's body~ This was taken in Tokyo Disneyland. I just love Piglet! ;D Sadly, I thought Hello Kitty land was here too, but turns out that was in Universal Studios Japan.... Waeeeeeeeeeeee! T_____T


Please note all these pictures were stolen from my friend, V2's facebook account! I didn't take any of these. :o