Thursday, September 18, 2014

Pointless Rants

This evening, my parents and I went to the mall to repair my broken pair of glasses - and to buy a new one. I told my Mom that I can totally buy it myself, because I dont wanna trouble them with driving me to the city, they just arrived home from Terengganu. But oh boy, she really hates my black-rimmed glasses lol

Being a rebel as I always am, I love to test my parents' limits :P Here's the conversation in the car on our way to the city: 

(translated from Malay language)
Me: I can totally go buy my own pair of glasses.
Mom: Ehh no way, I want to see them first before you buy. I dont want you to buy a big one it's ugly.
Dad: See Ain? That shows your Mom doesnt trust you enough to make your own selection. If it were up to me, I don't mind you go by yourself.
Me: *laugh*
Mom: Yes of course, and no more going overseas alone after this, you wore short shirt last time. I dont trust you to go anywhere anymore.
Me: *laugh* (still wanna add fuel to the fire) Mom, look at Dad. He doesnt make a big deal out of it, not like you. He is so cool.
Mom: *look at Dad, as if telling him to respond with the most appropriate reply, and agree with her - because Mom knows best. She always is*
Dad: Me being silent doesnt mean that I agree with what you did. I just follow what your Mom said. I agree with her since she knows best.
Me: *laugh*
Dad: If I too, being all angry at you, and scold you at the same time, then you would be in much more trouble, isn't it?
Me: *laugh*

Oh how much I love my parents. It's amusing to see how they deal with me. Hahahaha.

Between both of them, I can say that my Dad is the cool one. My Dad was not too 'religious' as my Mom was when he was young. He even owned a big motorcycle! He became a better person when he married my Mom. So I think he understands it when his kids do stupid things in life. 

My Mom? She nags us all the time! Hahaha. Sometimes it's tolerable, but sometimes it's a bit too much. You have to do this. You can't do that. You can't wear that. Wear this instead. You are too thin - I'll buy you Herbalife to make you fat!

Heck, I'll find a guy who likes me just the way I am - thin or not. You don't love someone because of looks anyway, it's what inside that matters. Beauty fades, but kindness stays forever. You would want someone who will stay with you forever, through thick or thin - who is not too social or has too many female friends (or ex-es!), because you will be jealous of them some days - who has good taste in music and dont listen to crappy songs with bad lyrics - who has good circle of friends, because your friends reflect who you are as a person - who does not go out and have fun almost every night. You would want a person who thinks about you, and actually cares - not just thinking about himself. Someone who practices religion, not just a Muslim by name. Someone who actually has a strong will to change for the better - not just talking about it.

And please don't bother someone who is already in a relationship. That's not cool. No matter how much you love that person, you just have to keep your distance. Walk away. He already made his choice - it's not you. So move on, girl!

And...oh wait. I think I should stop writing now. Hahahahaha.

You have a good good dayyy!! :D

Friday, September 12, 2014

Working Late Tonight?

Nurul Ain! Will you get back to your work, please??!

*go back to reading Facebook's news feed, then drink coffee*

It's gonna be a long, loooongg night.

It's Friday night anyway ;)

Saturday, September 06, 2014

Of Six Weeks in UK :)

This is a summary of the places that I had been to when I did my elective posting for 6 weeks in Manchester. I cannot write about all of them here because it will take a long, looongg time!

Anyway, enjoyy! :D

1. MANCHESTER - where I stayed for 6 weeks

17 Dryden Street - living with my 4 housemates; Chloe, Erma, Athira and Nadzirah

Manchester Arndale shopping mall

Chetham's Library

Manchester Central Library

Albert Square

National Football Museum

Manchester Museum

Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI)

Comic Con Manchester :D

Carribean Carnival
From left : Erma, Me, Aiman, Chloe, Athira

Spire Hospital, a private hospital where Prof.Ammori worked

Al-Jazeera Charcoal Cuisine, Curry Mile, Rusholme
From left : Me, Dr.Hana, Dr.Sean, Lamees

Old Trafford Stadium

Old Trafford Museum

intu Trafford Centre, a HUGE shopping mall!

2. SALFORD - where the hospital is

Salford Royal Hospital
From left : Ibukun, Lamees, Me

Salford Quay

3. LIVERPOOL - a one-day impromptu trip 

Albert Dock

4. SHEFFIELD - where I started my first solo travel

Town Hall

5. LEEDS - walking aroundd

Thackray Medical Museum

6. YORK - a small, historical city

Yorkshire Museum

7. BIRMINGHAM - England's second largest city

The Statue

8. CARDIFF - welcome to Wales

Doctor Who Experience, it was closed by the time we got there :(

9. GLASGOW - welcome to Scotland

where the Commonwealth Games took place

10. EDINBURGH - the very beautiful city

Edinburgh Castle
With Kak Sara, my sister's friend who was studying Masters in Human Anatomy in University of Edinburgh

11. CAMBRIDGE - backpacking around the city

Cambridge Railway Station

12. OXFORD - impressive architecture

On the tower of St.Mary University Church

13. LONDON - welcome to England

London Eye
With Azeem, who took me sightseeing! :D

14. BATH - UNESCO World Heritage Site

Sally Lunn's Eating House

15. LAKE DISTRICT - my supervisor, Mr.Ahmad Faidzal suggested this place

Lake in Windermere

16. ISTANBUL - the airport

Transit between MAN-KL
Sleepy face hahaha

This is one of my favourite photos:
Prof. Basil Ammori's team. Guess which one is Prof? :D
From back left : Mr. Ahmed (Registrar), Me, Lamees, Ibukun, Specialist Nurse Joe, Dietician Chris
From front left : Dr. Syed (Endocrinologist), Nurse, Prof! :), Mr. Senapati (Surgeon)

And this one:
Eid group photo
From left : Zainol, Allim, Nadzirah, Chloe, Erma, Farah, Me, Athira, Aiman, Aizat
These are all (except Chloe) medical students, my new friends from Mansoura University, Egypt. They did their elective under University of Manchester.

Not to forget:
The ones who helped us getting a place to stay
Afiqah and Nora Amira from University of Manchester

A few more people that I should mention here:

1. Dr. Aisha whom I met in the hospital, did her clinical attachment as well, but finished earlier than me (she taught me a lot!)

2. Erma, the medical student from Liverpool who did her elective with Mr.Akhtar

3. FY2 Dr.Alex, Dr.Josh, FY1 Dr. Anna, SHO Dr. Ana Maria and all other senior doctors like Dr.George, Dr.Chan, Dr. Mustaffa and Dr. Osama

4. Michelle Sopi, who helped me with all the paperworks before I started my posting

5. Gill Hesketh, Prof. Ammori's secretary, who is very organised and efficient :)

The letter of completion

It was a great experience, to learn from Prof. Ammori. He is a great surgeon, and a wonderful teacher.