Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Thirsty

At Sara Thai.s - (from left) Barley, Green Syrup, Lychee Tea and Red Syrup

Monday, November 29, 2010

I Give Up?

I almost gave up. Almost.

But, there.s always a But in everything.

Right? :)


And I believe that everything happens for a reason.

Oh Yes I strongly believe that :)

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Aidil Adha Desserts

We don.t really celebrate Aidil Adha as merry as Aidil Fitri.s and I.m fine with that. At least I.m free to stay at home all day - well except when they slaughter the cows, we all just too eager to watch. Especially at times when a sudden gush of blood came out of the cow.s neck. Ugh. 

The best thing is that my Mom will cook something special for the morning. This Raya we had our Nasi Beriyani and Ayam Masak Merah. Ah I.m hungry already.

Trifles

Mixed Fruit Jelly Pudding
Not that we were to eat all of 'em up, you know. We brought two Tupperwares of the trifles to my Aunty.s house - we were invited for a feast at her house on the second day of Raya. Nasi Ayam, Roti Jala and Cendol. Gulp.
To think that it took me almost three hours to complete the making process of the desserts, I was just too happy to be tired back then. Why three hours you must think - first, I did all  of that by myself and secondly, to make the Jelly Pudding, it was a bit tedious process. You have to wait for the first layer of pudding to cool down first before you add in the Jelly layer. And there.s four layers altogether.

When it comes to cooking, all you need is just creativity :)

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Brainy Guy

Oh. He is Megamind - the evil villain who plans to take control of the world.


Hey. Bad guys sometimes do get the girl :)
(Watch the movie - only then you.ll get what I meant)

Friday, November 19, 2010

Despicable Me

Here.s another cool movie I plan to watch :)




How can they make such a fantastic 3D movie like this? Agh. I am so jealous.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Rapunzel!

I.m a great fan of anything related to Disney. Barbie movies, I love 'em all!

And I am looking forward to this!

Tangled - a Rapunzel movie from Walt Disney

The Rapunzel. Sweet!

How cute! :)

OMG I can.t wait!

BTW my Mom won.t let me watch in the cinema. Guess I have to wait for the DVD to come out la kan..

Here are the Trailers - Part One and Two. You have no reason not to love this movie as it is highly entertaining!






The voice of Rapunzel is Mandy Moore.s while Zachary Levi as the charming prince *swoons*

Oh and Yes, he.s the guy from Chuck. Another reason to watch this super-cool-movie! ;)

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Killing Free Time

Mood: Sentimental ( read: Bored )
Setting: My Room
Plan: Complete a 1000 pieces of puzzle by tonight
Task: Getting Adlin to shower + Tidy up room


Usually when I got nothing to do, YouTube is the place to go. Browsing some cool videos never bore me.  FYI this MV has nothing to do with my real life, just so you know.

Perfect Nightmare, huh? Tsk.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Bad Bad Wolf!

When I asked my Dad about going to the Big Bad Wolf Sale, I was not really surprised when he said, "Okay. Kita pegi esok pagi2. Balik hari."

My Dad wanted to buy a new phone. My Mom needed a shopping dose at KK Home Decor.  Adlin tagged along. And me? Where else, Ground Floor South City Plaza lah.

As it was Sunday, well I expected that the place must be full of people. Yes. I got it right. Not to mention, thousands of books there! I was so busy scrambling and snatching the novels away that I forgot to take any picture of that hall. It was open from 10am till 9pm. You have to go there, seriously.

BTW I just got back from KL and let.s have a look at the books, shall we?

3D Guinness World Record 2009 at only RM12!

English manga - RM5 each
Of course there.re not the latest comics sold. Who would want to sell imported English comics at RM5 anyway? Those comics I bought are from 2009 edition - who cares, as long as I get to read 'em. At Kinokuniya, a single latest English comic/manga costs about RM20++! Crazy, huh? 

The best among the best. Nora Roberts' at RM8!
FYI, all the imported paperback English novels sold are RM8 each! Yes, you read it right. RM8 each! But you have to act quick, because the famous novels will be snatched away quickly by the novel lovers. Thank God I managed to grab two Nora Roberts' novels.

An aunty even asked me where did I manage to get Roberts' Midnight Bayou novel that I held so dearly in my hands - apart from a bunch of novels I picked earlier. I replied that it was somewhere around the Fiction section, I can.t remember which part exactly as there were a lot ( a lot! ) of novels on the displaying tables. 

Close-up.. just to make you green with envy :)

Ah. How romantic... *dreamy eyes*

Oh. Just a glimpse of meal we had for dinner at Shikiya Restaurant, Low Yat Plaza. It was pretty okay, the sushi.s size is bigger than usual. You can read one of the reviews here.

Back to the topic: An amazing total of RM94 for 13 books- you cannot ever get the same incredibly cheap price at MPH, Populars, Kinokuniya or Borders. Heaven! :)
Oh. Apart from Fiction and Comic, there are Non-Fiction, Children, Management, Motivation and Magazines section. I went to the Art section to look for art-related books but they were sold out already. A Chinese aunty with her son took 'em all. Ah. I should.ve gotten there earlier.

Well, as they say 'Seeing is Believing' - why dontcha go and see it for yourself? :)

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Attention BookLovers!


You totally don.t want to miss this one out. Where you can get paperback imported (yes imported!) books/novels cheaper than the retail price, you must visit this event. This is the third time Big Bad Wolf Books hold such a grand sale like this one. I bet there.ll be hundred of buyers every day. Oh I totally wanna go there. I must go.

Here.s the website. Go check it out.

Being held from today to Nov 17 in South City Plaza in Seri Kembangan, Selangor, the sale will offer a gut-busting 300,000 books at 70% to 90% off the recommended retail prices.

"As in the previous two sales, paperback fiction will start at RM8, while coffee-table books are RM15 to RM30 each," said Andrew Yap, who alongside Jacqueline Ng are the husband-and-wife team behind Big Bad Wolf Books.

Read more at The Star Online.

Oh. Please excuse me. I have to go talk to my Dad.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Of Zen.s Blog

King Syahmi.s announcement about Zenith.s blog in class just now made me smile. Actually, I knew about the blog like few days ago. Seriously, the offer to be an active contributor for the blog seems annoyingly inviting. 

But I am actually trying to break free from my previous traumatic experience. Please let me lay low for a couple of months.

As I obviously have too much free time on my hands, I checked the blog out. First thing came to my mind, the design. I don.t really like it actually. For me, it better be simple yet interesting. That.s why in this blog, I prefer to have a huge area displaying the posts. I like my blog to be in a Full Screen Mode. That way, you can read better and I can have a lot of space to write.

Oh. This is merely an opinion of mine. No offence. 

While I was browsing the blog (I still am), the first post was made on the past August 9th and I could see that it was constantly updated from day to day. But apparently, I failed to see the effort afterwards. I believe our Ten Admins will be more hardworking after reading this post :)

Yes. Me myself sometimes skipped a few days to update this blog. If not due to pure laziness, it was the bad mood coming my way. But looking at the 10 Admins/Authors, I.m sure you guys will work something out to solve this problem. And making drafts is one of the effective way to avoid the lack of updates.

I want the blog to be a huge hit but I refuse to be an active part of it. I.m so acting like a coward. I know.

But in my very limited and humble judgement, I believe that Consistency is the foundation of a blog. By being consistent, you.ll gain the Trust of the people to keep on reading your blog - apart from publishing interesting topics and having a nice blog.s design. We want productive authors, not just authors-by-the-name only.

Here.s a suggestion. Why don.t all of you take turns to post something in the blog? I believe all of you have your own style of writing. Why don.t make full use of it?

Zenix - From my point of view, I bet the person behind this alias is the mastermind (for a good cause, of course) of this blog. And if this person is considered to be the Head Administrator, I hope he.ll find initiatives to keep the blog running for a long period of time.

Oh. A quick question to ask. Is the blog supposed to be SKEMA?

Because it really looks like one.

I hope you consider these suggestions, because I think a Skema Blog is a bit... er, boring. Sorry.

1. A Music Box
2. A Formspring Box for Suggestions/Comments/Problems
3. Blog Lists of Zen14 Community
4. Vocab of the Day Column
5. Hadith of the Day Column
6. News Section for General Knowledge eg. Newspaper articles

BTW, I think copy-paste articles/posts should not be published too frequently. It is not wrong to copy-paste, I also do it most of the time - but considering that it is a community blog, I think posts should be writen about something that is closely relaed to our life as a med student in IIUM.

For instance, you may publish the 'Get to Know our International Friends' posts, 'Lecturers' Interviews', Videos about 'Male/Female Mahallahs' or anything interesting, 'Fashion Column', 'Art Section', 'Places for Hangouts', 'Travel Tales' or even a daily dose of 'Gossips'. Okay. The latter seems a bit... inappropriate. Well, it.s just a matter of Effort and Enthusiasm. When there.s a will, there.s a way. You can make it happen. 

You don.t necessarily need to write/compose all those things by yourselves. Instead, you can divide the tasks among yourselves or even assign our batchmates to make 'em!  Set a deadline and get the post from them when the time.s due. Problem.s settled. They don.t have to be the Admins to contribute something to the blog. It.s our batch.s blog after all. Everyone.s entitled to have a fair share in it, don.t you think so?

I always have this absurd idea of mine that some days, all 140 of us will have our own blog - let it be in Bahasa Malaysia, English or even Arabic. Only then, we can exchange our blog materials between one another. 

When we establish that, then every one of us will take turn to compose a special post for our Zen.s blog. Everyday, we can see different person expressing their own opinions/views about anything they want. It will be just like Public Speaking, only it is Blog Writing.

We can make Blog Competitions and Reward Prizes for the Winner. We can publish our bureau.s info and activities through blog. We can discuss PBL triggers online. We can read each other.s mind.. and secrets :) We can hit on each other. We can get to know a lot more about our batchmate.s life outside the campus. We can organise a get-together. OMG we .ll be the coolest batch ever!

Okay so it was a completely unreasonable and impossible thing to achieve. And I admit I.ve been dreaming a lot lately. Haha.

ps. Admins of Zen.s Blog, I apologise for the comments I.ve made in this post. Yes I don.t have the courage to see you face to face and say what I have in mind. Guess I really am a coward, am I not?

I wish you good luck with the blog, and the updates. You guys have my 100% support. Roger me if you need anything and I.ll be glad to help :) 

Fighting!

Monday, November 08, 2010

Ready, Set... Woe!!

Ready Set is the alias of American musician Jordan Witzigreutr. He was born on November 14, 1989. If you wanna know more about him, go to his official site here.


And the cute version of this song I found in YouTube:


Awesomeness Abounds! XD

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

HTAA Visit

The aim of HTAA Educational Visit is mainly to create interest in clinical medicine and show relevance of basic medical sciences, early on in the medical education programme. It is to expose the First Year Students to the systems of the hospital - Casualty registration, Clinical examination and referral, Radiological investigation, Ward admission and Wards setting.

So, last Monday was our Hospital Visit (Group 1A & 1B) to Hospital Tengku Ampuan Afzan (HTAA), Kuantan. It took us 15 minutes to reach the hospital. Plus the time to find a parking spot, it dragged to almost 30 minutes. 

We entered the hospital through this door, just go straight until you see..

The HospiMart Shoppe on your left..

A small garden on your left..

There you go! LOBI MAKMUR. Smile, Zatul! :)

You can either enter through the Front Door of this lobby or take the long way from the A&E (Accident and Emergency) Department like we did.

Just make sure you be there on time. 
So, we were divided into two groups. Group 1A with Dr Azlin while Group 1B with Sister Ima and Sister Fitrina. Dr Azura was absent.

Attendance check
Waiting for the latecomers

After waiting for nearly 15 minutes, we decided to just proceed with VISIT 1 - A&E and Radiology Departments.


First, we got the chance to view the medical machines/appliances used in the hospital.
X-Ray


CT Scan aka Computed Tomography Scan
Ultrasound


And.. Guess what?
The MRI aka Magnetic Resonance Imaging


Then, we went to see the A&E Department and the Triage area.



AZ, a 5-year-old boy suffered from spleen injury was brought here. Remember? :)

Brief explanation by the Radiology sisters :)

Green Zone - Zon Tidak Kritikal

Red and Yellow Zones

The future doctors doing Ward Round :)

Oh okay. Amat tidak matured di situ.

Observation ward

To the Mammography area

Eh.. tak sabar2 nampak..

Unfortunately, we didn.t get to see how the mammogram looks like. For those who don.t know what this mammogram is, it is used to examine human breast, as a screening and a diagnostic tool. For early detection of breast cancer, particularly for women around 40 years old and above.

Lelaki pun boleh cek ke? Macam mana eh?'


Tak boleh blah punya soalan.

Then it was the Interview Session where we were given a Form to be filled. We had to interview the doctors, nurses, patients (or the guards) by asking them some questions regarding the relationship among the people in the hospital. The time allocated was 15 minutes.

This is my interviewee, a 54 yo Senior Nurse. Please take notice of my new HTAA clip and matric holder, bought from the HTAA Kiosk :)

Make sure you fill the Interview Form in English, okay! After we submitted the Form to Dr Azlin, who came later with her group (Group 1A), we then followed Dr Azlin for VISIT 2 - Psychiatric, Orthopaedic and Medical Wards.


We had to walk quite a long time to reach the Psychiatric Wards. 
Haishh, menyesal plak tak pakai baju seluar.

In the Dining Area of the Ward.

Then, we went to the other two wards - Ortho and Med Wards where we could see the patients lying on their bed. Some got visitors, some didn.t. The doctors and nurses were busy treating them diligently.   

After a tiring journey going back and forth the floors, we then get back to the Room where we gathered before. It was the Closing session where Dr Azlin asked our opinions and reflections about the visit. She gave us advice and a lot of explanation about the Clinical Years. 

She mentioned that, apart from being knowledgeable, we have to be hardworking and most importantly, having good communication skills and be polite.

Discussion Session

Berhimpit himpit

To sum it up, I think the Visit was very good and useful. At least I managed to get something out of it, if not a lot.

Thank you Dr Azlin :)

Thank you Sister Fitrina and Sister Ima :)

Having the chance to see how the Real Hospital Life looks like, I am not sure whether I am still looking forward to my Clinical Years or not.

Truth be told, I don.t like hospitals. I don.t like to be sick. I don.t like to see sick people. 

The end.

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Small LITTLE Things

Final result of End Block 1 Exam Year One is out today. Out of 140 students, all PASS the exam, with 2 DISTINCTIONS (Maryam and Nani) but 14 students fail. I think that.s not bad, considering that we had to cover lots of things in Block 1 especially Biochem.

It.s amazing how small little things can give a huge impact in our daily life.

Take these captions for instance. Cool, huh?

Even Sims can be asked to pose. This is called 'Asian Tourists' pose. Hilarious! :D

Peace out!

Double peace

And my fav: Cutesy Heart :)


So, let.s learn to enjoy all these small little things while we can.