Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Good Bye 2008!!!

5:06pm 31/12/08 is kind of weird that I still have to go work during new year eve. Because throughout my life i have never worked during the new year eve, but this year, i still have to go hospital and attend classes.

Year 2008 - This year is a special year for me. First start from the begining of the year, where I was busy thinking ways to take care of my uncle who has been admitted to the hospital. I visited him whenever I free. Bringing along my books, so that I can accompany him and study at the same time. My uncle aged 90 years old at that time, so I dont know how often I can accompany him so I decided to make good used of my time since I was having semester break at that time. I had several discussion with my cousins on how to rearrange his bed room and what medical equipment we can buy in order to make him feels comfortable when going home. We ended up buying a wheel chair, a hospital bed and rented a oxygen tanks for him and busy searching for home nurses. I considered myself very lucky because I have 2 weeks Semester Break after chinese new year before my new semester start. I tried to do revision as much as I can because the coming semester will be the final semester for Phase 1 where I will be sitting for End of Semester Exam. However, at the same time, I still able to enjoy my free time by jogging and went to eat something nice with my family. Taking care and talk with my uncle whenever I free.

New semester started, I went back KL for my final semester in Bukit Jalil. I never go back throughout the whole semester because the exam is getting nearer. I keep on telling myself that I must stay back at KL and study even though sometimes there was 1-2 days public holiday. However, I enjoyed most of my time in KL thanks to my cousin for allowing me to stay at her comfortable house and thanks to my friends who used to study with me in the library. We study together, stress together, joke together and most of the time lazy together.

Finally come to End of Semester at July. I still remember how stress I felt few weeks before the exam. Sometimes I was so tired until I feel like giving up, because the stress before exam was so intense for me that I cant study nicely. Luckily my mum and my sister always be my side to give me moral support.

During the night of exam, I still remembered Justin stayed over my house for 3 days and we studied together, because our time is at 8am the next day. Justin is the one that keep on sleeping on my bed while I tried to revise as much as possible before exam. I remembered I only sleep for 2 hours for the last 2 days of exam. I still remember my feeling during that night, which is stress + excitement, because I know that my exam is finishing soon.

Finally !!! I passed my EOS 5!!! Seremban here I come.!!!!!After almost 7 months of hard work I can finally go home happily and with pride. My uncle was very happy that I finally came back and visit him. I think no one can be more happier than me, because finally I did it!! I never dissapoint anyone.

Sadly, during the first day of my semester 6 in Seremban, my uncle passed away, due to aging. He is the only one besides my parents treat me like his own son. He looked after me since I was borned, and really take a very good care of me, bought me toys when I was small, bought me shoes when I entered university. Even until now, sometimes is hard to remind myself that he is no longer in this world, because he is always in my heart even until now. I know from that time onwards, there will be one person less in this world that will treat me so good. Thank you for treating me so well and teach me the correct way of life. I feel so sad that I dont have the chance to take photo with you during my graduation day in the future, but I promise that I will become a good doctor next time to treat the others. I will remember your teaching forever.

Currently, I have been studying in Seremban for 3 months. I am currently very happy with my life, learning new things in hospital everyday. Thank god that I am able to adapt myself so quickly in this new environment and new way of teaching. Studying in clinical school is much more fun compared to KL because i get the opportunity to talk to patients and learn from the doctors in the hospital. Basically, I prefer to learn in hospital compared to classroom.

Year 2009 - My new year resolution:

1) I hope I can be a better medical student in year 2009, to become a more competent than ever.

2) I hope I can pass my Semester 7 exam smoothly, and I promise I will be more hardworking in the year 2009.

3) I wish that my parents, my sister, brother in law, desiree and my all other relatives are well and healthy, free from suffering, happy always~!

4) I wish that I can adapt a more healthy lifestyle compared to year 2008.

5) Hope that my year 2009 will be happy all the time and everything will go smoothly.

Bye bye year 2008, you are my most memorable year throughout my life. Regardless of happy or sad moments.

Photo taken during year 2008.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

What a weekend!!

HoHoHo...!!! Finally Xmas is around the corner....I went to my friend's house in Klang to stay overnight for 1 day, and on Saturday I went down KL to do the stuff i used to do when i was in KL. First, i stayed overnight at my friend's house - THE PURPLE HOUSE...BECAUSE his house is purple in colour, but i quite like the friend's mother prepared dinner for us. The first step i stepped into the house, I felt that I already know them for quite some time, because the family are so friendly and gave me a warmth welcome at home, I thought of sleeping in my friend's room, but his mother prepared another room for me...A room for my own, Oh my god~~i dont know what to say, because I dont expect this...~ after i took a shower, is time for dinner, and the food was really good....Finally i have the chance to enjoy home-cooking. It has been a while where I never taste any home-cooking meal outside Penang, what a nice feeling at home...although is not my house..but i felt i already stayed there for quite some time. Basically all the family members are very friendly.

The second day i went to try something where everyone must try when come to Klang : THE BAK KUT TEH!!!! BAK KUT TEH is actually my fav....especially during rainny day...and hot concentrated herba sup with meat...with a pot of hot chinese tea.....HEAVEN man...oh my god..~~~

The Klang Famous - BAK KUT TEH-

Only in Klang - Dry Version- ( Highly recommended)

The bak kut teh in Klang is slightly different from Penang's bak kut teh:

1) The Klang bak kut teh do not have MEAT BALL.

2) The Klang bak kut teh have dry version.

3) The Klang bak kut teh soup is more concentrated, fulled of herba taste.

(Our Breakfast + Dinner)

On saturday, I went back to KL using KTM. The only place i visit was Suria KLCC. The place i used to hang out whenever free because of 2 places : San Francisco Coffee & KINOKUNIYA Book Store. I spent almost 2 hours sitting in San Francisco Coffee reading newspaper with my fav Mo' Mocha. Wow..~ is nice to come back here...i miss this place!!!! This is the place i used study when i was staying in KL because they make nice coffee and newspaper and comfortable seat. Of cause, when I am not studying I will also visit this place to read my fav story book or newspaper. I also went to the book store, is my habit to visit the bookstore everytime after the exam, and most of the time, my habit to buy a new book after exam. Dont get be afraid, I am not a nerb, I used to visit bookstore to read my fav book, NOT TEXTBOOK!!! I bought a book called "Comfortable with Uncertainty". Is a book teaches you how to face uncertainty in our life, how to face the reality. I think is good if I read the book because during my daily life, I tend to worry of something which will happen in my life - UNCERTAINTY. Although i prefer thriller books,autobiography,friction, but I dont think I will have time to read it because my surgery posting starting on Monday, so I choose something light, relaxing instead of something exciting. I also went for movie alone, a movie called "IP MAN". A story about the Chinese Grandmaster who created a martial art called " Wing Chun." Starring Donnie Yan. Is a nice movie. A movie that contains laugh,emotion,sadness and excitement.

On Sunday, I went to visit my FAV SUSHI KING!!! I have been eating good food these 2 days. After eating sushi king I just hang around MPH to look for any good book for me to read. So that I can include it in a list of my wanted book. At 3pm, I finally return to Bukit Jalil where my friend fetch me before we come back to Seremban.

It has been a happening and nice weekend for me. Honestly, I cant remember how long I never enjoy in such a way in my life. Well, although I dont think I did well for exam, but finally I feel glad that it's over, I think is good for me to relax and enjoy my weekend before the next posting start - SURGERY