Saturday, October 31, 2009

Barnsley 0-2 Man Utd

Back to back birthday party

This weekend will be quite happening in our family.
Because 2 VIP will be celebrating their birthday this weekend.

First will be lovely Desiree's 3 years old birthday.

Second will be the naughty Derrick's 10 years old birthday. (I dont have any of his photo...argggg...)

Happy Birthday...Surely there will be birthday party going on now... ;)

From Seremban

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Fly me to Polaris

Sorry I know i recently always post MV, but this is really one of my fav movie and song. Enjoy!

Sunny day, where are you?

雨已经下了很久,我也累了,不知道几时才会看到晴天。我希望真的有这一天。 :(

Monday, October 12, 2009

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Birthday present for Desiree

Aiaiaiaiai...totally forgot about this.
Last week before I came back to Seremban, I went to Queensbay Mall with my family. As usual, they shop around at the baby section and they usually left me alone before meet up again for lunch. One place that I definetely will go everytime...........Borders bookshop, free book and magazine.
Suddenly I recall back what my 3 years old niece told me few days back.

Desiree: Gugu gugu (ps: gugu means uncle in hokkien, not like what you think)
Me: Yes...?
Desiree: Buy present for me...
Me: Why....?
Desiree: for my birthday...
Me: What you want for your present?
Desiree: I want "toi" , I want"toi" (she still cant pronounce toy properly)
Besides that she also likes to read, so no harm just have a quick look at the children section see whether i can find any book for her birthday.

Ha!! I found this.....

She likessssss penguinss.....Whenever she saw penguins in her fav Disney home or Disney house or Disney something house ( I always forgot the name of the channel), she will get very excited and keeps telling me penguins..

Of course I told my mum to keep it first, only give it to her on her birthday.

Hope she like it :)

Relaxing at home.

Yesterday was the Grand dinner for the 10th Anniversary, the last event of the celebration. I was supposed to be there to receive my prize money for the research. Instead of attending the Grand dinner, I prefer staying at home, listening to music and relaxing, reading book and chatting. Usually after a difficult task, I really enjoyed myself at home, instead of attending another function. I wonder why only Nikram and I feel it was difficult for us. Anyway, I hope they had a great time during the dinner.

Hm mm...the poster.....~

Thursday, October 8, 2009

we got 4th place in research

By KS ,08/10/09

Those are the words I told myself after today.

Today we finally had our research presentation in JBLT, the night before that Nikram and I were busy preparing the presentation slides, because as I said from my previous post only 2 of us are doing it, therefore our job was quite last minute. Our research poster was the last one to put up on the notice board. We spent whole night yesterday preparing the slide and finding more info about other similar studies from others country. Only 2 of us were still in uni after 12 midnight, of course we did take a break by playing pool and football in the student lounge. We stayed until 3:00 this morning, after that we went to the ONLY 24 hours A&W to grab a quick bite before heading home.

Today I've done something that I never do before in clinical school, SKIP CLINIC SESSION, because usually the clinic session starts at 9am and usually ended up late, sometimes until 1:30pm, worst still the clinic session was in Port Dickson. The research presentation starting at 12:30am and I havent really practice and time myself during the presentation, sigh...I dint go for the clinic *guilty*. This morning I managed to practice 2 times and Nikram be my time keeper and I managed to finish it in 5 min 30 s because the duration for presentation for each group was only 6 min. Anyway, we only finished everything at 12:30pm.

Our group was the last to present, therefore I must sit there and wait until the last presentation. There were 7 other groups presenting, I was impressed by their research project and their presentation, I think all of the research were excellent, which makes me more nervous while sitting there. My palms were cold and sweaty and I can feel my own heartbeats. I kept changing my sitting position because I was nervous. Without me realized, it was my turn to present........I was thinking within my mind " Damn, why now..................can I pause everything for a moment, I need a few deep breaths", every steps I took seems so heavy, slowly I walked up the stage. The spot light was shinning on me, can hardly see anyone down the stage.Initially I get abit nervous and cant say out the words properly, lucikly after 2 or 3 slides, I become more calm and relax and was like living in my own world, speaking out everything from my heart, presenting something that I have worked hard for the past 1 year.

I will remember the following sentence forever.
" It is important to detect psychiatric morbidities early in HIV positive patients and refer them to appropriate specialty because nowadays HIV is not longer a life-threatening disease but a chronic disease because of the effective treatment, more so with newly developed HIV vaccine, we should try our best to improve the quality of life of those patients."

I said this at the end of my presentation.

I dint really know how well was my presentation but while I was returning to my seat many people congratulate me because It was a good presentation :) I hope so, and a lot of people think that our research will get first place.

Unfortunately, we only got 4th place out of the 8 groups. Although our research got into the top 5, Nikram looks a bit dissapointed. Well, I think the most important is not because winning or not, but the experience we gained during the process of doing the research, the experience of presenting our research paper in front of so many people. That's the most important lesson I can get from research.

I would like to congratulate my colleagues who won the first place in the competition because they really did very well and presented really well. I think they deserved it.

Anyway, thanks Nikram. We have a good teamwork and we worked hard together. I would also like to thank our research tutor Dr. Shane who guided us and helped us from the start of the research. And of course, the most important person to thank in this research is the patient. I understand that it is not easy for them to open up to talk about HIV and depression with us. I am sure that some of their friends and family dont even know they have HIV because they dont want to talk about it. It is not easy for them to talk about HIV, to talk about depression, to talk about their past suicidal attempt. Many tissue papers wasted in the interview room and many drops of tear dropped on the floor in the clinic. They still co-operate with us in order for us to carry out our research, I cant recalled any of them rejected our permission to interview them. Thank you to all the patients. We will try our best to publish it in journal and makes people aware of this problem, in order to help all of you and those patients in the future. :)

Monday, October 5, 2009

Lets play futsal

Just back from uni, today was the longest seminar I ever had in my life~!! Anyway, now getting change and going for futsal, later will go back library again for research preparation. :)