Tuesday, December 21, 2010

'In Between' by Linkin Park

Who would have thought that listening to Linkin Park could be therapeutic? I strangely found it helpful this evening. Perhaps it depicts my feelings and thoughts at this present moment. It has only been the second day of surgery and I feel like I've got loads to read up on, not just facts related to the surgical posting but the previous postings as well.

I've been wanting to update the latest creations. But, everytime I am about to write about it, I end up scraping the words typed. I somehow found the affinity for this song...

'In Between' by Linkin Park

Let me apologize to begin with
Let me apologize for what I'm about to say
But trying to be genuine was harder than it seemed
But somehow I got caught up in between

Let me apologize to begin with
Let me apologize for what I'm about to say
But trying to be someone else was harder than it seemed
And somehow I got caught up in between

[Chorus]
Between my pride and my promise
Between my lies and how the truth gets in the way
And things I want to say to you get lost before they come
The only thing that's worse than one is none

Let me apologize to begin with
Let me apologize for what I'm about to say
But trying to regain your trust was harder than it seemed
But somehow I got caught up in between

[Chorus]
Between my pride and my promise
Between my lies and how the truth gets in the way
The things I want to say to you get lost before they come
The only thing that's worse than one is none
The only thing that's worse than one is none

And I cannot explain to you
And anything I say or do or plan
Fear is not afraid of you
But guilt's a language you can understand
I cannot explain to you
And anything I say or do
I hope the actions speak the words they can

[Chorus]
For my pride and my promise
For my lies and how the truth gets in the way
The things I want to say to you get lost before they come
The only thing that's worse is

Pride and my promise
Between my lies and how the truth gets in the way

The things I want to say to you get lost before they come
The only thing that's worse than one is none
The only thing that's worse than one is none
The only thing that's worse than one is none

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Unwanted by Avril Lavigne

OSCE is in 2 weeks. Although it's just 15 minutes, but I guess we're all looking at the bigger picture where there is another exam in 9 weeks. :/ This song was playing on my iPod earlier and that was I felt for awhile. *sigh*

Unwanted by Avril Lavigne

All...
That I did was walk over
Start off by shaking your hands
That's how it went
I had a smile on my face
and I sat up straight

Oh yeah yeah
I wanted to know you
I wanted to show you

(Chorus)
You don't know me
Don't ignore me
You don't want me there
You just shut me out
You don't know me
Don't ignore me
If you had your way
You just shut me up
Make me go away

(I'm so unwanted)

No...
I just don't understand why
You won't talk to me
It hurts that I'm so unwanted for nothing
Don't talk words against me

I wanted to know you
I wanted to show you

(Chorus)
You don't know me
Don't ignore me
You don't want me there
You just shut me out
You don't know me
Don't ignore me
If you had your way
You just shut me up
Make me go away



I tried to belong it didn't seem wrong
My head aches
It's been so long
I'll write this song
If that's what it takes

(Chorus x2)
You don't know me
Don't ignore me
You don't want me there
You just shut me out
You don't know me
Don't ignore me
If you had your way
You just shut me up
Make me go away

Make me go away yeh yeh yeh
Make me go away

It'd be nice to be able to remember what I've studied.

Monday, November 29, 2010

#50

Recently, I have been having a flow of thoughts which I can't control and I have been thinking about many things. Along with these thoughts were also the various negative emotions: anger, sadness, frustrated, fear which were changing almost constantly. The main topic was friendship. When problems arise, how does one deal with it then? When there is a communication breakdown, how do we go about it? When both sides continue to keep things to themselves and finally let out, how bad would the impact be?

It was mainly my fault anyway when recently things didn't go too well. Unknowingly, I've been insensitive. I tried to patch things up and to some extent, I figured that things may not go back to being normal like how it used to be. With exams coming up, reports to submit, research to conduct, time is being sacrificed and it stresses me out. I find that I'm unable to cope a few things at a time.

TRY --> that's all I can do now, with no promises. :( I don't know if it'll work, but at least, I tried... I guess.

I made too many wishes tonight. One of it had a 'If only it didn't happen...' meaning. Uncertainty is something I am facing as well. There is always a possibility, likelihood, a chance. Like what people would normally say, "Give it some time. Only time can tell."

At this point, I don't know what to expect of the friendship. I believe there would be a situation where there is nothing to talk about. I'm sure many of us experience the same thing. It's just that we have different ways to handle it. Sometimes, I don't understand how I keep making mistakes which results in countless "cold wars" over the past 3 months. In the end, I'll be back to asking myself if the friendship was worth fighting for. Was it too much of a burden? Did it do me any good? Did it bring harm to the other person? Questions, questions, and questions...

Thursday, November 25, 2010

#49

I feel frustrated how things don't go the right way or doesn't fall into place when I expect it to. I remember being told that without expectations, you won't get hurt and I do find some truth in it. I guess unknowingly, I have expectations in the things I do, the way I do it, in my friends and stuff.

Since last week itself, I've been looking forward to doing something fun - catch a new movie, play frisbee or some sort of activity. But, it has been interrupted by the weather and time does not allow me to do the things I want to do. More importantly, I did not want to do them alone. It is impossible to play frisbee on my own and watching a movie alone is just sad.

I've been wanting to watch Harry Potter 7 (Part 1). Either I had no time to watch with friends who wanted to watch it, no one is interested in watching it with me or everyone else watched it already but me. :/ I heard that Megamind is good too but I haven't been able to watch it because the timing clashes with my schedule and no one wants to watch a night movie. Otherwise, everyone including me would be tired by the end of the day or the movie is no longer showing in that particular cinema.

So from last week, it was moved to this week. And the plans that were supposed to "happen" fell apart day by day. Now that I'm already reaching the end of the week, I haven't done any fun activity and feel couped up at home with nothing but BOOKS, BOOKS and MORE reading material that needs to be covered but never quite covered.

*sigh*

Sunday, November 21, 2010

5 things that made me :)

Sometimes, all I want is a holiday, a button to 'Pause' whatever that has been happening so that I can 'Rewind' and reflect; and probably 'Fast Forward' to anticipate what's going to happen. Then, I get back to the point where I paused and hit the 'Play' button again.

'Things happen for a reason...' people say. It sounds vague, meaningless until something significant really does happen because most of the time, I wouldn't know what the reason is. I get stuck thinking about what the reason may be and not move on to embrace what is being offered for me to learn and appreciate.

It was difficult to think about or do the things which makes me happy. In Seremban, I have no time to dance and even if I do, I have no space. Dancing in a park is a 'NO' for me. The next thing which makes me happy would be playing the piano but unfortunately, the keyboard in the clinical school has been taken away for a project and the piano at home hasn't been tuned. Taking pictures used to be something I love but it was rather inconvenient to bring a camera around the clinical school to take pictures. It would be weird since the atmosphere is always so tensed.

Then, I realise that it's the little things that count. If I stopped thinking about all the problems which multiplies by 2 every time I think about them and just observe how things work around me or how things are around me, I'd probably see something beyond sick or dying people,..

...no dark and twisted place for the mind to be trapped.

So, the relatively little things which I came across last week which made me a bit happier:

1) Interesting accessories

No matter where I go, it seems like I can't run away from Medicine. :) Honestly, I've only met a handful of nurses who are nice to students. Most nurses I previously met were mean but in this posting, I've met nice ones who are willing to teach. Back to the earrings, ^^ they are adorable and the only pair left. I did not get it though because I did not think it would be appropriate to wear it in the hospital setting and I did not want to be reminded of work when I'm out with my friends. Ooh, and it was RM9.90.

2) Kids

I love children mainly because they are still naive and they are easy to read. They don't or hardly hide their emotions when they are sad, angry, annoyed. When they are happy, they are living the moment. That is something I need to do : Live the moment before it passes by and I missed it completely.

3) Bright colours

You have to admit that bright colours really does lighten a person's mood. Bright colours are the opposite of emo. I can't possibly think of anything emo when I see yellow, orange and light blue. :) Although Pooh looks jaundiced most of the time, Pooh does not emo. (the movie is coming out next year!)

4) Art

I love creativity. I love to see the creativity of individuals in process or in end result. It inspires me in a way that it reminds me to challenge myself to think out of the box. I have been avoiding the challenges I faced. As a result, I don't get far when my peers do once they overcome them one after the other. I guess my coping mechanism is different from them or mine has got a defect in it.

5) Seeing things from a different angle through a different lense

'take one step at a time with me until we reach the end'

Baby steps are important in getting back up and going back to finish what you started. It's not easy to take baby steps when there's no one around to encourage and give moral support. Just think about it... a baby has to be encouraged to crawl, move and walk around. When they fall and hurt themselves, they just need to have someone to hold their hands so that they feel secure and if they fall again, it would not be as bad as the first time. :)

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

#48

Many said that Family Medicine posting is one of the most relaxing postings in Semester 6. Strangely, I do not find it true. Honestly, I prefer Internal Medicine over Family Medicine. I've been trying to adjust to the new setting in the Klinik Kesihatan. This is the second week and it is also around this time where external assignments start to gush in like a flood that you have to control.

Every day, I have a different list of things to do and I do not have time to study. At the moment, I'm just concentrating on the research proposal which is going to be presented to my tutor this Thursday. :) Yeah, I'm excited about it because I think the research topic is quite interesting and I'd like to believe that I can do it although many do not support the idea. Plus, I've been putting a lot of thought into the proposal. It's not perfect but MAYBE, just maybe... in the next 2 days, I'd be able to change and add in more information to make it presentable. :)

Yes, I do find the stress load crazy to the point where I can't handle it at times but I've got 2 people to thank for for helping me through. :) I am starting believe now that 'Friends come and go. Good and close friends come and stay.'

Sunday, November 07, 2010

#47

I was listening to Broken by Lifehouse and I decided to search the lyrics and I came across this in one of the verses.

Hmm, I don't think I know how to breath barley... And, I don't think the artists did too. :P

Saturday, November 06, 2010

0.2 degrees hotter :D

Last week, there was a CSU class where we injected oranges, tomatoes but not each other. It was sort of like a playtime for us because we also got the opportunity to prick our friend's fingers to test for the random blood glucose using the Glucometer. Mine was 4.6 mmol/L. I'm normal!

We got to break ampules which I'm afraid of because I think that everything will shatter in my grip. Injecting oranges was kind of fun. But, one thing which I would not forget was the time we took each other's temperature.

So, my friend's temperature was 36.4 degrees Celcius. We were in an air-conditioned room. I thought it would at least be 37 degrees but anyway...
Mine was 36.6 degrees. :)

15 SECONDS LATER...

Thursday, November 04, 2010

#46

This weekend is going to be filled with Maroon 5 songs. :)

I didn't have class in the afternoon, so, I followed Natashini back to Klang. I slept throughout the journey. I've never been able to stay awake for long journeys as such unless I'm the one driving. It was nice to have 2 bowls of porridge for lunch. It's been awhile (4 days) since I had home-cooked food. My friend noticed a decrease in appetite which I would not deny but it's picking up now. After lunch, I slept for another 4 hours. I think it was probably one of the worst dreams I've got. It felt like a 4-hour lecture on the differences between Family Medicine and Internal Medicine. argh.

Some people say that what we dream usually reflects what we did during the day. There was a 4 hour lecture this morning and also for the past 3 days, it has been an intensive training to listen. I didn't do quite well in that because I do end up falling asleep in the middle of lectures. The sleepiness is worsened by lunch.

I do not know how my friends stay awake no matter how sleepy they are. I've got to learn that ability.

#45

After 7 weeks of Internal Medicine posting, I'm now in Family Medicine. The system is a little different and I feel a bit lost as to what I'm supposed to do and how it should be done. Also, the setting is different.

But, putting that aside, I've been neglecting my Research Proposal and have postponed it for the past 3 days. Deepavali is just around the corner. :) It means 4 days of holiday for me! (weekends included) Last Sunday, I had a henna done on my left hand. Well, it's beginning to fade already. I'd like to have more henna done but I think it's only professional to keep the hands free from any designs etc.

Just awhile ago, I did something which I haven't done in a LOOONG while. :) ARTSTUFF! Well, I haven't got much ideas lately. So, I just played around with prints, colours and lace. I need some inspiration. I haven't got the mood to do anything lately either. That means, since Family Medicine started, I've been neglecting my studies a bit. :/

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

#44

Since this is the 44th post, and the number 4 is related to death, I decided to write something related to that. Anyway, I had a TBL earlier and someone was presenting a case. I don't know if I heard incorrectly but I ended up laughing a lot when I thought about how a mix up in English can hmm.., give a different meaning.

There is one part in presenting the case where we have to mention about the family history. Normally, I would say "So-and-so passed away due to unknown reason" or in a different scenario, "So-and-so passed away and the reason, well, there was none given." I never quite fancy the word 'die', so I would usally use 'passed away' instead. Today I thought I heard someone said:

'So-and-so died for no reason'

=.=lll

It sounds offensive in a way but still, it is still funny how things, words, and sentences changes when one is nervous. Even 'Can you please push against my hand?' can become 'Can you resist me?' in a corny way.

The past two weeks have been corny. :)

Monday, October 11, 2010

*Magic* :)

One thing about the hospital which I don't really like is how the people just talk through the face mask. I can hardly hear what they say and it is as though they mumble. Most of the time, I would have to double check by repeating what they have said. Anyway, there was one time in the ward when I saw a houseman putting an ice pack on the tray. I wondered what it was for... So, I asked him and I thought I heard this...
Honestly, that was what I heard and that was what I perceived his sentence to be. MAGIC =.= At first, I was a little frustrated because I was thinking why on earth would he treat me like a kid. "Magic?" I asked the second time and I was ignored. I asked what the ice pack was for again and he turned to his colleague and spoke to her. I got so frustrated and finally asked again and he told me that it was actually for ABG (Arterial Blood Gas) blood sample. The blood is cooled so that it wouldn't clot before it's put in the machine.

For the rest of the 1/2 hour, I was wondering about how people around me react to me. As I was "reflecting" about it, my housemate told me...
Yeah, I was more mad at him after that. He didn't understand it at first but after telling him what happened, he just can't stop mentioning the MAGIC word - Magic. When I go like "Eh, how did you do that?", instead of getting an explanation, I get "Ooh, it's MAGIC! ^^"

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

#43

With so many changes in timetable for this week, I think we need to de-stress a little... So, here's a lame medical joke/question...


*Let's think about it for awhile... :) *

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GRAVES' DISEASE

Monday, October 04, 2010

M.I. ?

Making lame jokes hasn't been a part of my life entirely. But, I believe that it is lame jokes which makes people smile and laugh. It is rare that you hear a cool joke which makes you laugh. This time, it was not exactly a joke but rather, a question that was very well phrased. :) My brother gave me the idea as he was talking about Myocardial Infarction that day. Medical students would know that it's M.I. for short.

So, this was what happened...


Try reading the sentence out loud. It'll sound like 'Am I affecting your heart? True or Fales?'

There were many responses. Many said it was lame. Many did not want to answer. Those who said no, well... I told them that they're wrong because it really does affect the heart. :) There was a few who said Yes without realising what it meant. Oh wells... :)

Sunday, October 03, 2010

Mini-CEX 2

Mini-CEX is a formative assessment. Mini-CEX 1 is based on history taking whereas Mini-CEX 2 is based on physical examination. My Mini-CEX 1 was rescheduled and will be held tomorrow morning. This means I had my Mini-CEX 2 earlier and that was last Monday. It was the first assessment. I was not exactly nervous but I was unsure about a lot of things. Okay, maybe 5% + 50% nervous. I guess it was mainly because I did not prepare for MSK OSCE and CNS came out instead.

When things are right and I go wrong, I get mixed up unintentionally... :/

My friend said that I shouldn't be a surgeon then because when I get nervous, I'll end up cutting the wrong thing. =.= I wouldn't say it's entirely true because we are all nervous when it comes to doing things for the first time. By the time I do graduate, I would have at least that amount of confidence to not mix things up. I can make mistakes now, learn and remember it for life.

Last Monday, I was on the patient's left side because his bed was situated next to the wall. It was not an excuse definitely to get things mixed up. But, my point was proven when my friend who gave me the remark got mixed up with his Left and Right :P

Anyway, I thought things would end really badly mainly due to the "anatomy" above. When I commented about rigidity, I said that the person had 'Hypotonia with rigidity'. One thing which many should know is that I'm the last person to know stuff. If there's a group of students who answered correctly and one who doesnt, that one person would most likely be me.

I thought I might end up being scolded because I saw the VARIOUS expressions in my friends who took the exam before me. I was sweating a lot, smiling in a weird way and trying to not say silly things since I'm so prone to that. There were 5 of us. I went 5th. But, in a way, I learnt many things...


When I was first asked about whether there's a hard ice cream, I was thinking 'Yeah... those with ice as the outer layer. That's so hard that you can't straight away bite it. There are also those which have been kept in the freezer for so long that if you use a plastic spoon to scoop it, the spoon might just break. If there are chocolate chips in the ice cream, it's probably as hard as stone...'

But common sense comes in, we know that the IDEAL ice cream is semi-soft on a cone.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

54 Cupcakes!

Yesterday, my mum asked me if I wanted to bake because it has been awhile since I last did any. Plus, I had the ingredients already, so, why not? I took this chance to try two new recipes --> Apple Raisins and Banana Chocolate Chip. I also made some Lemon Raisins and Butter Raisins. If you're wondering why there are so many raisins, it's because my family (more specifically, my mum) prefers raisins over chocolate chips.

All together, I made 54 cupcakes in about 3 1/2 hours. I work slow although I have the mixer. Some of the cupcakes are for friends, housemates, family and myself.

Since my mum didn't like to have a topping, I made a small amount of chocolate buttercream to go with the banana chocolate chips. Previously, my friends told me that it was too sweet because of the amount of icing. So, I've pretty much reduced them by half. I think it's still going to be sweet.

..Banana chocolate chips with chocolate buttercream..

My sis-in-law helped me with the decorations. :) I thought it turned out pretty alright.

The ones on the left are Apple Raisins while the one on the right are Lemon Raisins. If you see carefully, on the last row, third from the left, there is a slightly darker coloured cupcake and that's the banana chocolate chip without the icing.

My brother took a panaromic view of the cupcakes..

..I kind of adore the hearts. ;)..
So... the apple raisins didn't turn out as nice as I thought it would be but the banana chocolate chip did. :) If you were counting the cupcakes in the picture, you wouldn't get 54 because my brother didn't take pictures of the Butter raisins. heh.

Alright, time to go to Klang.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Video: Don't Want An Ending by Sam Tsui

Do you remember the time when I posted up this video from youtube 'Nothing Left Unsaid' ? Well, you could check it out here. I stumbled upon the song just now and this is it. :) I like it.



It's truly another spectacular work of Kurt Hugo and Sam Tsui remains amazing. If you're interested, they also just made a mashup 'Love the Way You Lie'. *click! it's just one click away*

Monday, September 13, 2010

Growing up step by step

Some people say that when you're away from home, you'll learn to grow up. Who would have thought that I would have learn a few lessons so early myself. Lucky me, huh.

On the first week itself, I learnt to get from one place to the other using my GPS. Well, I got lost while trying to go home. Yeah, and some of my housemates would never let me forget that. At the same time, I learnt about the importance of having a spare tire which has air and being observant.

So, there was this one time, my friends and I went out for dinner. We decided to try this Thai food somewhere which I can't quite recall the way to go there. I drove that day. I decided to use the flyover, not that there was anything wrong with it. As I was driving... I thought I heard something fell off. I remember that now.

I did not know what it was. I thought it was the petrol cover which came out which was not possible. I thought it was the car boot which wasn't properly closed. Or maybe, I just ran over something hard.

I did not drive the next day. But I do somehow have a faint memory of seeing a round silver coloured thingy on the roads. It was around midnight when my housemate asked me if I noticed anything wrong with my car and I said, 'I don't think so.' I asked him instead, 'What did you see?' He told me that it seems like one of my car tires look darker than the other.

It was sort of like SPOT the DIFFERENCES! 1 point only. The only thing different is that instead of having two pictures in front of me, it was memory work. Then we noticed that one of my tire "rims" came out. It's not exactly rims, but for a Proton car, it's sort of like the cover for the tire. Thinking back about it now, that must have been the sound I heard.

We tried looking out for it the following day and we didn't see it. Thinking back about it now, I think it was because when I drive, I usually use the flyover whereas my friend would use an alternative route. Lesson to learn: Be observant, stay alert and take good care of things that have been entrusted to you. :)

Ohh, and for the record, nah... my friend wasn't that paranoid as in the picture. He was quiet through out the whole journey. :P

Saturday, September 11, 2010

RESET!

Thank goodness for the Raya holidays. The timing could not be any more perfect for me to take a break and clear my mind. The past week has been a blurr to me which means, I did not know what to do in the wards and I did not quite know how to juggle my time.

By the time I reach home at 6pm (the earliest), I would feel like taking a shower and just do something other than studying. Talk about TBLs, there were so many confusion and I felt that it was definitely not a productive week. Besides that, there were many overlaps in the patients to clerk because some patients have been clerked for at least 3 times! That is why having holidays around this time is just nice.

It's a RESET Button! :)

This holidays should be spent on studying, no doubt. Unlike Phase 1 where there's only 3 systems per semester, at this stage, the curriculum is like jumping from CVS on one week to Respi on another followed by Renal on the following etc. I hope you get my drift. The point is that everything studied should have been retained/reabsorbed rather than excreted from the mind itself. But, I believe that in time, we'll all be able to catch up. *hopefully*

Sunday, September 05, 2010

#42

One week without home internet is surprisingly something I could live with. Although there is internet in the uni, I'm still reluctant to bring my laptop as the battery can't live for more than 15 minutes even though it's 100% charged. Occassionally, I can facebook through my phone or the computers in the library but I doubt I would have that enthusiasm to go to the library.

The first week has been alright. It's just briefings anyway. The white-coat ceremony was on Thursday. I've been having difficulties adjusting to the new environment. Hence, I don't get good quality sleep unlike my housemates. Hopefully, this week would be better. At least, there's holiday on this coming Friday which means I get to come home on a Thursday. :)

I just finished my ethics essay yesterday and it was difficult to regurgitate 400 words when I didn't know what to write about exactly. Although it's supposed to be about reflection on the online course about ethics, heck, I can't quite reflect unless I'm really in the position to make an ethical decision. At this point, everything is also just in the mind.

Well, it is orientation night tomorrow (Monday) and I have no idea what I am going to do yet. I'm not eager and I'm definitely not looking forward to it. The traditional dance that is. I am, however, looking forward to taking pictures and more of that. You may think that I lack the spirit of teamwork, but I don't think it's just me that feels this way. Limiting the sketches, dances or whatsoever to the theme of 'One Malaysia' is something that makes me feel like 'I'd rather not'.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

#41

I suppose about 9 years ago, it was my brother who moved to Seremban because the clinical school is there. I didn't understand why but I knew I was somewhat glad because there would be one person less to argue with me. But, I didn't know that it was from that day onwards, he'll be separated from the family for quite some time as in not living under the same roof for at least 2 years although he comes back and visit and spend time with me over the weekends at times. What happens after that was he getting posted to different hospitals which my family have to travel to to visit him and marriage.

Today, it's my turn...

I've moved my things to Seremban. It'll be my first night there tonight. I'll still come back during certain weekends. Reason being is that I didn't spend my holidays doing things I want to do. I did not have the adventure I want nor outings with my friends. I did not finish the dance choreographies nor the music playing. Seremban is surely a different adventure which I think many would have mixed feelings about. But, I do hope that one day, I'd still be able to go back and live under one roof like I always did.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

My "Half"-Convocation

*plays Hogwarts song*

Yesterday, I attended the convocation in my university. Although I was not one of those who would be a doctor, pharmacist or dentist, we received our certificate of completion of Phase 1. So, we'll be going to a clinical school soon, depending on what we've chosen. So, I'll be moving to Seremban to complete the second phase. That's why it's only "half" a convocation.

Anyway, the convocation was divided into 2 sessions. I was in the second session. I woke up at about 7.30am in the morning and realised that my graduation robe was not ironed. So, it was pretty much a last minute work. Lucky, I didn't end up being late. :)

..My batchmates before entering the auditorium. All lining up in alphabetical order..

Since Pam stayed over at my place and accompanied me to my half-convo, she was also my photographer for the day.

..Me and Nirmal..

..Jae Ric, Me and Jeremy..

..MORE of my batchmates and I..

..Me and Soon Lee..

..Me and Emi Khoo who won a Merit Award for being the second in my batch..

..Me and Thomas who is the Gold Medallist in my batch..

..Me and Rudy the talented Musician..

..Yaw Shing, Koon Hau, Chin Nam and Thomas..

..PAMELA! (who is currently addicted to the series, Pretty Little Liars)..

..Me and Mr Alex who gives lecturers which you'll never want to miss because it's so good, funny and interesting even though it is related to Behavioural Science..

*Hogwarts song still playing :P*

..The Lecturers..

..Me and Nirmal again ^^..

She gave a really good speech. She said something like 'In life, if you end up last, people would call you a loser. In med school, if you end up last, people would still call you a doctor.' I wish I could remember more details about the speech but if there was any impact made, it was that point which she said. Well, there was one other thing too... Students compete to be the best in their batch but no matter what, there'll only be on spot at the top. Then, many turned to look at Thomas (the top scorer). hehe.

As for the collection of the scroll, well, I kind of screwed up a bit. I didn't quite look at the camera. Oh well, I'll do better in 2 1/2 years time. :D


..Me and Benedict..

..Sandip, Me and Benedict (who did that on purpose)..

..Dr Ranjit and I..

After taking the batch photograph, I returned my robe and collected my academic transript and my certificate. I had lunch (which wasn't that nice) and went home to sleep for a few hours. I was really tired. It was an eventful day I suppose. Perhaps the one in 2 1/2 years would be a more exciting one. :)

Saturday, August 21, 2010

#40

Half-convocation in less than 3 hours. Yesterday was the rehearsal and I did a couple of mistakes. Hopefully, all turns out well today. I try to remind myself that it's just probably 5 seconds to take the scroll and 20 seconds to walk.


(by Pam) and i love pamela tan! (: BWAHAHAHAHA!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

#39

It's going to be 2 busy weeks ahead. I haven't got much time to write and upload the pictures I've been taking to my laptop. I was working last Monday and will be returning this coming Monday as the new Medicine intake is coming in and I'll be helping with their registration.

I met up with Pam again yesterday. :) I watched Curse of the Deserted. It was out long time ago but I just had time to watch it yesterday. That is pretty much it.

Sometimes, I don't feel like talking or interacting much with people. Some might say it's not very nice and that I should be polite blah blah blah, well, I don't really care about it these days. I've reached the point of 'Whatever... I seriously don't care about what you said/did or what you did not say/do'. The world doesn't revolve around me or you.

Monday, August 09, 2010

Dinner at Shogun

I've been craving for Japanese buffet for quite some time. So, I finally went to Shogun yesterday with my family. I don't think I managed to conquer all the food because I don't think my stomach can stretch to fit all sorts of food.


I started off with the sushi, sashimi and cheese-baked mussels.

Then, I had some sort of salmon salad with sesame sauce. But, I felt that the vegetable was a bit bitter and I didn't like the addition of spinach in this. I feel like the taste did not blend in. >.< There was also a selection of Thai food and dimsum as well as some fried food but I did not get those. Instead, I was more curious to try the pasta! I've been watching the Korean drama 'Pasta' and it has made me curious about the different types of food.

So, the next stop... Pasta and cheese-baked oysters. :)
The pasta was really creamy and I really liked it. But, I didn't quite like the cheese-baked oyster. I couldn't tell what the red sauce was because it did not taste like chilli nor tabasco to me.

There was a wide selection of soup too including tomyam but the tomyam was too sour for my liking. Since I haven't had miso soup for a really long time, I took that instead and added seaweed as well as tofu according to my liking. The spring onions was not a good idea. It took away most of the taste. Maybe, I did not soak it long enough or maybe, it wasn't supposed to be in the soup. (".)??

I had tempura too! It was alright. Tempuras somehow taste the same everywhere. I tried some oysters too. Raw ones. I'd prefer mussels over oysters though. :) Imagine eating it and discover a pearl in it. Escargots. Hmm, it was my first time trying it. My brother liked it. I've never had it before.

Well, I thought it was alright at first. "Mm.. chewy. crunchy. not bad. texture is okay. it's new. it's acceptable." But then, I was thinking about the snail. The tentacles, eyes, internal organs? What made it crunchy or chewy? Then, I felt bad because snails are the good ones. Although they are slow, they don't bite. (I'm assuming that they don't.) Plus, they are cute. I've never touched one. But, when I was a kid, I loved looking at them, trying to figure them out.


Snail mail. You've heard the term before, right? Snails carry mails :P And, when a snail becomes a meal, the mail never reaches the recipient. It dies in the line of duty. :( Anyway, putting the lameness aside, I think I won't be eating any more snails for the next couple of years.

I also had cawan mushi and more sashimi! :D Moving on to desserts...

Green tea ice cream! ^^ I love green tea ice cream. I had 3 scoops of it. I would have more if I could but I had to make space for the other types of desserts.
*ice cream.. ice cream.. ice cream ^^*
Green tea cake on the left and 5 mochi in the center. On the right is a pumpkin dessert. Well, there are 3 different colours. The green ones have honeydew paste inside while the pink ones had red bean paste and the white ones, I believe, have sesame paste.

The pumpkin dessert was alright. I just didn't know that the white coloured part was actually coconut. I don't really like coconut unless its a drink.

There was konyaku jelly too. The so-called orange cheesecake was not cheesecake. I think among all, I like the honeydew mochi and the green tea ice cream best. :)

Next stop, hopefully, UMAI-YA!

Sunday, August 08, 2010

My Water Moments With TX5 at Mali Cove

Thanks to the invite from Nuffnang, I finally got my Sony TX5. There was an event organized by Sony in Mali Cove, Sunway Lagoon yesterday.

I went there with my brother and sister-in-law. It took us 1/2 hour to find the place because I didn't know where the Ministry of Sound was and what more, Mali Cove.

By the time I got there, I was a bit lost. I did not know what the itenary was despite there being a schedule but what was written on it were mostly workshops on how to use the TX5. By the time I got to know that in order to play the games, you have to find a group of 5 people and sign up, it was already too late as all the teams were full. So, I ended up sitting and watching people.

I bumped into a highschool friend. She didn't turn out to be that friendly. I bumped into an IMU friend. She turned out to be awesome and making my day so much better. :)

..Me and Pei Jin..

I saw her from afar but wasn't sure if it was her but then we somehow met in the middle of the wave pool and found out that our stuff were just side by side. Hers on the table and mine on the bench. Well, she played the games and her team won first place! Well, top 5 groups out of the 25 went home with either a Sony TX5 camera, mp3, camcorders etc. Lucky them. :)

I always feel alienated when it comes to events. I don't like crowds because I know that most of the time, I don't blend in. Moreover, my brother didn't want to play in the water with me. So, my sister-in-law did and although she's small, boy oh boy can she splash water pretty well. The only way I can make her stop is by holding on to her hands. >.< This is Mali Cove. I've been asking my friends if they know what/where Mali Cove is and none could give me an answer.

I also asked what the dresscode was because I really did not know what to expect when the attached email mentioned 'My Water Moments with TX5'. Was it games involving water like water balloons and water guns? At least, that was what I had in mind. The reply I had was to wear comfortable clothes as I could get a little wet.

No, I did not end up a little wet. I ended up soaked. heh.

Oh and there was also this guy, Juztin Lau who went to sing. No, I do not know who he is nor did I understand what he was singing because it was in Chinese and apparently, he's the winner of the Astro Talent Quest 2009. Was the crowd enthusiastic? Not really.

So anyway, while Pei Jin was waiting for the other groups to finish their games, we went to get some pictures taken. Photographers: our brothers. Well, my brother took most of them since he had nothing to do.

Pei Jin's brother took this one! Of us by the "shore".

Well, we were just doing what the kids did when they slided down. Heh. They are just soooo adorable!

..Us by the kid's slide. There's even a lifeguard in yellow..

..Us on the slide.. :)

Whether we did slide down or not, well, I'll just have to leave you with suspense to wonder.

..Us at the shock-proof station..

Well, there are 5 game stations of which each represents a special feature of the Sony TX5. In the shock-proof station, the participants had to throw a number of camera dummies into the container according to the colour. The team which manages to accomplish the task in the shortest time will win that station.

..Us at the temperature-proof station. I had no idea what was going on here..

"I say Brr.. *clap* *clap* *stomp* *clap* It's cold in here. I say there must be some IMUians in the atmosphere"

..I have no idea what we were doing haha. Just posing for the camera!..

INCOMINGGGG...!!!

*smileeeee*

..I tried Yoga..

..More of me and Pei Jin..

..JUMP SHOT! :D Must have when there are two cheerleaders..

..Last picture of the day..

I won't be using the Sony TX5 just yet because I still need to get a memory stick, screen protector and a casing. Ooh, I've got the pink one by the way. :)