Tuesday, April 24, 2007

"..and whoever saves the life of one person,
it shall be as if he had saved the life of all mankind"
(Qur'an 5:32)

And that, my friend, is why we became doctors.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

An intuition

Don't try to fix people.
Enjoy them!

Everyone of us is unique in our own way. =)

Friday, April 20, 2007

Medstudentitis

(extracted from nemo's)

You know medschool is driving you crazy and you're just too far gone you can't turn back and run when..
  1. ABC is no longer as easy and you thought it was
  2. Someone asks you where can they find AAA for the remote control and you answer "Autopsy."
  3. DIC (dick?) is not just a slang for the male external reproductive organ
  4. You wouldn't accept a million when asked to sit on a stool
  5. S.O.B stands for shortness of breath and is not rude
  6. You know Guillain-Barre is not a chocolate
  7. And neither is Henoch-Schönlain an ice cream
  8. You possess more than 3 labcoats
  9. More than 3 scrubs (2 of which are tailored. haha!)
  10. And at least 3 stethoscopes (with different colours and designs), also some syringes with needles, latex gloves, sterile cottons, a bottle of alcohol and a worn out teddy bear
  11. You wonder if Netter ever runs out of colours and neurotransmitters
  12. You look at anatomists with awe and wonder
  13. At surgeons with drools
  14. You have a designated seat in every lecture
  15. You get pissed off when someone else is in your seat
  16. You also have a favourite seat in the library
  17. You just leave when someone else is in your seat and then come back later to check
  18. You never miss a lecture even if you know you'll end up sleeping
  19. You can spend a significant amount of time in the toilet and conduct a gross check of your you know what
  20. Someone brings onto the table a frothy mango drink served in a jar and you think 'pulmonology' and puke
  21. But you can discuss gross anatomy over meals just like that!
  22. You have literally held a heart in your hand (so you're now apathetic)
  23. You don't knock, but you percuss and you don't touch/feel, but you palpate
  24. You can't wait for a chance to do rectal exam
  25. You tend to end everything bad with -itis (or -oma)
  26. You want to cure cancer
  27. It stresses you out when you know you can't
  28. When you use phrases like "we bypassed a few train stations" instead of "skipped a few train stations
  29. When you sit on a train and you nudge your friend to check out that guy's tics when he clearly has better assets to be checked out
  30. When you think kissing is to get yourself inflicted with herpes simplex
  31. When your mother, sisters or aunts ask you about their periods etc, instead of the opposite a few years ago
  32. You dont notice the already too familiar strong smell of antiseptics in the hospital,not to mention the wards, paint and toilets
  33. The real human skull in the ADH (Anatomy Dissection Hall) isnt freaky anymore
  34. PDAs dont seem too cool either (and you'd be sorry rather than shocked to hear your rich friend's child has one)
  35. People dont get your jokes but other medic students roll over laughing!
  36. You openly talk about some things that might be inappropriate at inappropriate times and it doesn't bother you and your colleague-friends
  37. You laugh about the diagnosis on you that your friends make after a lecture until you start to wonder if it's true.
  38. You talk about medicine and your engineer sister/brother/friend doesnt understand a word you're saying under those medical terms.
  39. You watch ER , Strong Medicine, Scrubs, House, Grey's etc and you start to hear the medical cases, diagnosis and treatment very intently so as not to miss a word (heck you even discuss them with your friends, in between the plot- dont tell me you dont!!)
  40. You diagnosed yourself after a couple of lectures on Cushing's Syndrome and you went to meet the lecturer right after only to be confirmed of your worries, but it turned out you have PCOS since they have the same clinical ceatures (it happened to on of my classmates!)
Why do you think they call it madmedschool anyway. List is open for extension. Knock yourselves out. ;)

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

There were always in me...

There were always in me, two women at least,
one woman desperate and bewildered,
who felt she was drowning and another who
would leap into a scene, as upon a stage,
conceal her true emotions because they
were weaknesses, helplessness, despair,
and present to the world only a smile,
an eagerness, curiosity, enthusiasm, interest.

- Anais Nin

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Housemates of the year award



Ayu: the audibly high-sounding ear-piercing boombox.

It has been almost 9 years of a head-splitting relationship. But I can never ask for a more splendid sidekick. *hugs*






Mama: the momma of the house.

Your guts can be quite an intimidation to others. It annoys me. It makes it all the more easier to adore you. *wink*






Munie: the jolly-good-fella.

Your insight sometimes suprises me. Your smile and laughter is infectious. And dude, I have to say this, you do have a sexy bod. Ngahahaha. =P






Uya: the goody-two-shoes.

True to her description, uya is a girl with the biggest heart I have ever known. Sometimes girl, you think too much of others, you forget to think of yourself. But there are times... well that you can refer to her roomie. I rest my case. Hehhe. (",)





Mimi: the sweetest one of all aka my roomie.

The person who sat beside me and listened to my ugly ugly thoughts, and still love me the same. This is that someone who said "Tell me everything. No matter what you tell me, I won't change my view of you I promise. Because --- is not my friend. You are," and gave me the courage to stand up to my beliefs. Thank you. =)





Wanny: the make up artist.

The beauty queen of the house. There's a slight drawback though, she's immune to slapsticks to the point where the others sometimes feel like strangling her. Muahahaha. =P






Wawa: the anti-social.

Hahaha. Hehehe. Huhuhu. Go and get married already!! =P











Love you guys to bits.

Monday, April 16, 2007

My baby =)

My 1G iPod shuffle.

I wish! Well, it is a white mp3 player with a 1G space of memory. But sadly, it is NOT an iPod shuffle. Hehhe. I wanted to post a picture of my new baby but I can't find any on the net and my mum who's in London right now is having fun with my digital camera. So I guess you have to improvise your imagination of this iPod into my new mp3 player.

Yeah, yeah. I have to put this into writing: the player (I mean the real one) is courtesy of my ever dearest dad. Thank you Abah. Love you. *smooches*

Now, I have a decoder to help me memorize scribes, something to listen to when I'm bored and a companion to keep me company. What a gain!


Saturday, April 14, 2007

Some food for thoughts

An understanding beyond cognizance:
  • People who are loud are those whose childhood life are unconcluded, who did not get the attention that is necessitate by the nature they're born with.
  • Those who seem quite but at peace with themselves.. they're the ones born into a devotedly loving family.

Friday, April 13, 2007

Yesterday and today!

Yesterday
12/04/2007 : Happy 22nd anniversary Ibu and Abah!
May your life together be filled with love and hapiness always.
I love you.


Today
Happy Birthday dearest friend!
The friendship has always been like eating candy. Yumm yumm.
(That's me and Sofi 3 years back, jeez, I've put on A LOT of weight. =P)

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Just my two cents

Have you ever wished that you have the ability to read people's mind. Because then everytime you have to confront them, you don't have to waste half your time guessing what they're thinking and the other half anticipating what they think of you. But then again why care about what people think of you when it doesn't bring any benediction to the profound greatness of your life?

But wait.

What is it about people that makes it so hard to capture their very essence. To penetrate into the deepest thoughts that linger in their very own ingenuity? To discern between their truest emotions and their incapicated feelings; which they thrust upon your very being that you often allow yourself to indulge in them until it's too late for you to realize that it is not really what they feel inside.

Think about it.

How many times have you misunderstood a friend's harmless jesting gesture as a stab at your own inadequacy? How many times have a child's mess you regard as a test to your supreme serenity when in fact with the purest of heart all the child wanted to do was help? Remember the countless times you thought your parents were wrong and they were indeed right all along? What about the inconsistent thoughts that your brother might be a serial killer because he likes to bully you when in reality he just doesn't have the capability to relate his inner self to those he loves most? Ok, I might be overdoing that last point.

But still.

So please, the next time you're pissed.. stop and think what it's all really about before you bash someone's head off.

So long! =)

Sunday, April 01, 2007

A reminder: for myself

"And He provides for him sources he never could imagine.
And if anyone puts his trust in Allah, sufficient is Allah for him.
For Allah will surely accomplish his purpose:
verily, for all things has Allah appointed due proportion."
(Al Talaq; 3)

Trust Allah the most. For He knows everything. Literally.