Thursday, February 26, 2009

MEDT 109 Orientation (Part 1)

Orientation started 2 days ago and so far, things has been going well. I was asked to OO last minute and hence, I was assigned to Group 6 who are known as Deep 6. What does it mean? I guess it sort of has a connection to 6 Feet Under and burrying other groups in an indirect way, meaning we're still maintaining good sportsmanship with other groups.

This group has good teamwork, effort and high level of enthusiasm. The group leader is Jia Wei while the IMSS is Tay. The other group members who I've tried hard to memorise their names were awesome as well. Though a little quiet, I think they can continue to work on group dynamics. Hey, they've only known each other for 3 days and including today, it'd be 4 days. For starters, they've planned everything out. Although they may be a little slow at some things, but they do get things done and so far, from what I've seen, it's a balance between quality and quantity.

I am yet to learn the cheers. The flag was nice. Unfortunately, it came off. What is it with me and flags? No... I didn't ruin it. The tape sort of came out and the flag is no longer in it's original condition. I'm sure they would tape it back or find a more secure way. This group is cool. I like the coolness. Hehe.

There was Icebreakers as well and I was clean until... JJ sprayed water at me from the hose itself! And wiped his hands on my arms. It was oily. Why? Because it was BUTTER! =.= Otherwise, I would have been clean! :P Thanks Faye for the shorts and slippers! I've learnt that no matter what, for wet icebreakers, you definitely have got to wear shorts. Don't worry, it was just wet and has nothing on it. No ink. No butter. No eggs. No soya sauce. Just plain water from JJ.

The video which Arthur, Joshua and Leon created was quite cool as well. It is one of the best that I've seen. Good effort guys! We all enjoyed it. At least, I did. ^^ Tomorrow, I'll be bringing the group for some signature hunting. Somehow, I think I might not be able to get many because it'll be from 10-11am. Then, I've got to go for dance practice. Gosh, I haven't been studying. T.T I need to do something about that!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Spying...

I'm annoyed... because everytime (okay, maybe not everytime) I eat, I'll bite the side of my cheeks. It's annoying. T.T There's an ulcer there already and I've just added trauma to it.

So, everyone's excited. Everyone's working hard. Everyone's rushing against time in some things. All because orientation is near... I wonder... if these people have any idea about what they are going to go through during orientation. ^^

Just the other day, I was talking to Jene about orientation and I found out that she's going to be a spy. Yeap, LOOK OUT FOR HER PEOPLE! I would definitely go up to her and ask her a lot of questions. :P Jene, if you're reading this.. muahahaha! I'll go to your group! I'll hunt you down. If you happen to be in the same group as my friend, hehehe... No doubt I'll be there too during the meetings.

Maybe I'll go like 'I've a friend in UCSI too. She told me that there's no one by your name in her class. Don't you think that you might just waste time in IMU as well? ' Lolz, okay larr. Sometimes, I can be helpful too in convincing the newbies. :P Maybe I'll be a spy in Sem 4.

I remember the time when Ghi Waie was a spy and I went up to him and said 'Hi, you look familiar. My name is Esther. What's yours? Where are you from? How's orientation so far?' He went a little red. So did I. It was difficult to not laugh. So, I quickly moved away. I remember my group spy just came for the first meeting. The others found out on the first day itself when they saw her walking out of CSU with her labcoat.

Those were the days...

Thursday, February 19, 2009

It's been quite a day...

I was surprised today when Wei Ran came to uni. Wei Ran's from Monash. We used to be in the same class back in SAM. I walking down the escalator when I saw Joey and a few guys. I didn't see who they were because I was in a hurry but I did heard someone laughed when I just walked passed.

In the atrium, I saw Joey again. As I said 'Hi' to Gajan, I suddenly jumped in shock and could not utter a single word. I thought I was hallucinating when I saw my ex-lab partner who I used to argue with a lot over small and big matters. But now, we're talking as usual and I feel a little weird. However, it is a good feeling. It gives me the reassurance that the friendship is still there.

When I went to the library to get lunch, I left my purse there and I didn't notice it until much later when I needed it. I ran out of the auditorium, down the stairs and I nearly bumped into someone on the way into the library. That guy backed off when he saw me running his way. After getting my purse from the library, I had to hurry back to class and when I ran out and up to the audi, I ran into him again. He smiled and chuckled while I just continue running.

Respiratory System hasn't been easy at all and PBL's tomorrow. Wish me luck because once again, I'm doing last minute work which I might or might not be able to pull off. I don't make magic and I'm not a pseudo-miracle worker like someone. :) But that someone's good with his stuff. Oh well...

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Bob makes my heart melt.

This morning, I went to the Post Office with my dad. He has been asking me since yesterday if I accidentally ordered anything via post or internet. When I reached there, there was a box for which didn't seem to be in good condition. It was from a friend, halfway across the globe. He told me that he would send me a postcard but this was a surprise. After reading his letter, I found out why the soft toy came with it.

His name is Bob. I wonder if my friend simply came up with a name or did he think long and hard. hehe. Well, Bob showed me what my friend was up to for (nearly) 4 weeks now. Since I collected it in the morning and was on my way to uni, I brought it with me as well and the letters of course. Attached to Bob was a few pictures. It was an interesting and creative letter. It is one of my life treasures that I'll keep and cherish in years to come. :)

My friend is thoughtful and I did not see this coming from him or any guys. To me, it is something nice and amazing.

Bob : my friendly valentine's gift. :)
I just envy it that he's been in snow, feeding the ducks, snacking without getting fat and is one of the lightest grizzly's around. I was told that a grizzly bear is about 120 pounds but this one is not even close to that. hehe. See my name in the snow?! Ooh, the dark spot below it is actually Bob...
My friends and I took a little pics here and there to welcome Bob. Of course, I'm not very good at pouting. But, picture says it all... I love this little fella.
Lydia too... and Arthur who tried to bully him but sayang him as well. hehe.
Must take picture because we're good buddies ^^

So, I came home and I introduced Bob to my room. As you could see from the first picture, he was on my bed.
It didn't take him long to learn the art of Emo-ing. hehe.

He also met Lenovo. My pseudo bf. hehe.

Bob was given a lot of attention today. At the same time, he was also bullied by some mean person. What do you think about people who bullies and torture lifeless stuffed animals which means something to someone?

I just have this thing with stuffed animals and I'm against stuffed animals cruelty! Anyway, if you're (the person who sent me this) reading this, I just want to say thanks again. You made my day. =)

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

*haiz*

I thought that CSU will be horrifying but I was wrong. I thought that PBL would be scary with the new faci but I was wrong. I thought that anatomy for Respi would be something similar to piece of cake but I was wrong. I was so wrong... I'm doubting myself in many things now. *sigh*

Anyway, I found out that I've got something waiting for me at the Post Office. So, I'll be collecting it tomorrow. =)

You know, I can never get the screaming off me. >.< If you ever hear anyone screaming in uni, it's probably me. Sometimes, I feel so annoyed and embarassed because... who would like to hear other people scream right? And it startles every one else. Just be nice to me and stop freaking me out, is that too much to ask for? At least, you hear less screaming in the PBL hallway, on the fourth floor when there's taekwando going on and everyone stops to wonder who that girl is, in the auditorium etc...

Sunday, February 15, 2009

RUC 09 (Part 2)

We were sent an email from SRC saying that registration starts at 7.00 - 7.30am but when I went there, there wasn't a lot of people around. We found out that it is much later. I was wondering why we needed to be there so early. Since it was still empty, I just took the opportunity to take pictures here and there but not all turned out nice because I didn't set the white balance in my phone camera.

Well, from here, take the escalator down and walk straight all the way to reach the hall. What happened was, I got mixed up between the signboards and took a right turn which led me to a hall for Mesyuarat Agung sthg sthg. =.= Lucky thing I was still early, or else, it'll be really obvious that I sesat jalan (lost).

See... no one there! I was the first! Okay, the people you see over there are technicians who are setting up the PA system, multimedia etc. When we walked in after students from other states/universities arrived, they asked Kor Woi where we were from. Next thing I knew, the guy was like 'Ohh... dari IMU? Duduk Barisan 1' (Ohh.. from IMU? Sit in the 1st Row.) There went my hopes of sneaking a story book to read or lecture notes.

After registering, we grabbed our Breakfast and sat outside to eat. Once again, we took the CHANCE to take pictures here and there. :D It's not like we'll come here more than 5 times in a year. It's weird that there's water on the 'roof'. Kor Woi said its for Feng Shui purposes. =.= Don't ask me why but yeah...

The conference started with various speeches, singing of the National Anthem and pledges. One phrase which I'll never forget though is 'Not everyone think like you...' which is why you can't expect others to do things that you would do given the situation. You might think of results that are different from what others are thinking of. Still, sometimes, when I tell others this, one of the response that I get is 'Everyone should think like me... because I'm right.' =.= I'm not going to even comment about this. Do you have something to say?

The speaker also mentioned that sometimes, common sense is not common in stressful situations. Sure, you may be calm now, look at the person and say 'Aiyah.. easy ni lah! Just do that, then can lorr...' but with Adrenaline rushes, don't be so sure. How to overcome this? The person said, 'Train yourself to make decisions in stressful situations. If you make a mistake, learn from it so that in future, you don't repeat it.'
Dental, Medic, Nursing, Medic students...
Kor Woi... stop emo-ing.. ^^ Got food to eat arr...
So, this is the whole group early in the morning... after a few attempts to take a nice picture. This one turned out best.
This is the whole group after the conference. Still in one piece, conscious, alert but with more stuff in our head and heart. =)

Apart from that, clinic visits ended too and my pblmates since sem 2 and till the end of sem 3... :)

Which group do I prefer? My original group or this? hmm, hard to choose. The only difference is that by the time we were rearranged to the second group, I've known most of them where as in the first, I know my first PBL group for the first time. ^^ I'm glad to have them for another 3 systems. hehe.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

'Bride Wars' and Patho Quiz

PBL was at 9-10.30 am. It is by far the earliest I've ever had. I guess, in a way, I spoke a lot too. Anyway, dance class was cancelled again because not a lot of people turned up. Only Amanda and I were there. So, Lilian, Benedict and I watched 'Bride Wars' after much persuasion. There wasn't a lot of people. We've got nice seats and tickets were at student price. :)



This movie is about two children who grew up having the same dream about where to get married and the preparations to make when they get married. However, conflict comes in when a mistake was made about the date of their marriages and neither one of them would move their dates. The war starts with one misunderstanding which leads to even more misunderstandings. How did it resolve? Well, that's for you to find out. ;) Not fun having me to reveal everything right?

After lunch, we hurried back because we were already 15 minutes late for the Patho Quiz. The Patho quiz was interesting. I saw 16 batchmates of mine who were prepared and determined. While some were confident, some were aggressive in answering if I may say so. I was sitting with TN (True Nerd) and he was answering those questions as well. He says that he hasn't studied but he knows well the answers to those questions. :) Because he pulled out from the quiz, he promised that he'll join me for the Respi Quiz. Wei Jin too! *be witnesses! in case they pull out AGAIN*

In the end, it was a good day. A relaxing day which felt like a holiday. :) All is good.

Happy Valentine's Day, peeps. :)

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Yesterday. Tomorrow.

It's been quite some time, folks.

Yesterday.

CVS lectures are over and in less than a week, I'm already proceeding to Respi System. Time flies so fast that there's less than 5 weeks left before Summatives which I found out, happens to be 3 hours! I know the format by name and description, but not by the adrenaline rush and time. In less than 2 weeks, MEDT109 will be joining IMU and my batchmates are making a lot of preparations, proposals, stuff...

*deviating*

I'm not in the committee. Many people ask me why I'm not in, and the answer's simple... Like many others, I also want to concentrate more on my studies. I don't think I'd be able to juggle my time well with both events and studies. Besides, I don't have that "feel". Get what I mean? There's no connection/chemical reaction/attraction etc. I can't come up with ideas for Icebreakers, Treasure Hunt or even becoming a Station Master. If you ask me to come up with nerdy questions, I can do that by asking straight from the notes.

*coming back on track*

Dear CVS,

It's been great knowing you on the outside (Anatomy) and on the inside (Physiology). On the inside, you are a little complicated at first and I realised that to know you well, I had to find ways (using books) to understand you. But, I know one thing that knows you best and that's ECG.

For the past 5 weeks, I've been trying to learn about what brings you down in productivity (Pathology) and what makes you feel better from your emoness (Pharmacology). Still, I think it will take some time before I know you well enough to other people about you. You hold a lot of importance to many people (Epidemiology/Community Medicine) and until I decide on who I like best, I just want to be honest with you that I will be meeting Respi soon and I don't want you to get jealous.

Please continue to give me the knowledge that I need and want. =) By the way, early Happy Valentine's Day!

Loved always, Me.


Tomorrow.

Cheerleading! It's not for IMU Cup but it for Finale Night. There was 27 cheerleaders, but now, there's only 20. Other than that, I've been TRYING to study which is not consistent in my case. The prognosis could be better if there's motivation. It is yet to hit me though. Later today, there will be practice and Wei Chin's going to teach us a new routine. YAY! She is wonder-woman.

Did I mention that there's supposed to be another dance performance for Finale Night? Wei Chin and I haven't choreographed anything yet... and there's less than 2 weeks of which we wouldn't spend every day practicing. I guess it would be at least 3-4 practices or so? O.O That's because when the new batch comes in, we'd either be busy OO-ing or studying since Summatives would only be one week away after Orientation is OVER.

So many things... Still, I'm not that stressed yet. I guess in a way, it was a good thing after all to not be part of the committee.

Time to sleep now so then, I can wake up with the thoughts of wanting to study but not sure if I'm up for it. =)

I lost my socks today. :( It's old but I still like it. I love my socks. :'(

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Coming Soon

I'll be updating real soon in a couple days or even tomorrow!

I'll be BACK... *makes the weird eye connection look*

Creations

Just in 2009, I am more passionate about what I like to do. Making things like cards, bookmarks and anything else that I can think of to make someone's day brings me self satisfaction. Not only does it allow me to express myself, but it also challenges me in many ways especially in bringing ideas into reality and coming up with new ideas every time.

Below are links to posts about what I've made since 2008. Feel free to comment. =)

Cards

[For Birthdays]

#1 Jeremy's Birthday Card
#2 Benedict's Birthday Card
#3 Joo Hor's Bithday Card
#4 Jae Ric's Birthday Card
#5 Lydia's Birthday Card
#6 Pam's Birthday Card

Prof. Khoo's 'Thank You' Card

[To be kept in purse/wallet]

#1 Teck Jian's Wallet Card
#2 Bikash's Wallet Card
#3 For Him/Her

Book
marks


#1 Yu Kwong, Teck Jian & Kay Teck's Bookmarks
#2 Jene's Bookmark
#3 Japanese Paperdoll Bookmark

Others

Box #1
Red Roses
Purple Roses
Book Cover
Door Sign 1
Door Sign 2 *latest addition to the list*

Friday, February 06, 2009

Not blogging for awhile

It's nearly a week that I haven't updated and some might be wondering 'Where is Esther?', 'What the heck is she up to?' or 'Why isn't she updating?'.

Truth be told, I don't think I'll be updating for a while. I haven't been feeling well to write a proper post, edit my pictures or even extract a little bit of humour out of me. Sure, there is a lot to tell, but I don't think I can do it now.

I don't know what's wrong with me but I was told that it's gastric. It's been so since Saturday evening, Sunday morning, Tuesday until today (Friday). I think it's going to go away soon but after dinner, I always get the feeling that maybe it's not going away as soon as I thought it would be. So, I'll probably do something here in a couple of days.

Monday, February 02, 2009

RUC 09 (Part 1)

Actually, I wanted to write about the Real Undergraduate Conference which was held in Putrajaya last Saturday. But, I haven't gotten all the pictures yet and the ones that I took from my camera were blur, so, I'll just wait for a couple more days until a few of those who went post up the pics on Facebook.

Yes, I was one of those who signed up and the reason why I did was because I thought that my Saturday would be boring since I don't go out and just stay at home all the time. I've no regrets going there. Some things were funny, some topics mentioned were like a revision to me. Subject: Life. :)

All together, there were 5 talks and the longest was by the CEO of Securiforce, also known as the Iron Lady. Then, the astronaut also gave a long talk on relationships with people around you. There were talks on positive thinking, action and words as well as money management. I guess I'll fill in more details together with the pictures.

On something that's unrelated...

In less than 12 hours, I'll be going out to watch Red Cliff 2! It's a HOLIDAY... HOLIDAY HOLIDAY HOLIDAY... With who? Jae Ric, Jeremy, Chia Sin, Arthur and Lydia. Benedict was supposed to come too! But, he can't confirm it in case something comes up. Maybe, next time, the circle of friends would be more complete.