Saturday, September 27, 2014

Random Thoughts

This is how I planned tonight would be like : I will be sitting at my study table in my room, doing homework on Peripheral Vascular Diseases that our lecturer had asked us to do. I am searching TASC Classification on the internet, and writing it down neatly on a piece of A4 paper. I will be browsing the definition of Chronic Limb Ischaemia and Critical Limb Ischaemia. How do you start patient on heparin and warfarin? - would be the exact words I write on Google search. Next, classification of anticoagulants and their mechanism of actions. Pharmacological treatments of varicose veins. I will be looking at my finished work, smiling in satisfaction. You did it, Nurul Ain! Good job!

Instead, this is how it turns out to be like. I am lying on my bed, 45 degree with two pillows on my back, covered with blanket, and laptop on lap. Listening to Lite FM love songs just because and play Remixes that I dont really like. Coffee on the right side table, surgery books on my left. Thinking about a couple of things.

Like how fast time flies. I am now in my final year of medicine. The big exam is coming soon. Next August 2015. Our lecturer gave us pep talk this morning during our class, telling us to work hard and be serious. We should start covering important topics from now on, and think about how important the exam is. Don't think too much about holidays, because after we graduate, we can have our much needed break. Help each other out so that all of us can pass the exam. Unless if we want to extend our studies for another 6 months, then we can play around and study as little as possible. Like 7 years is not enough =..='' I don't wanna re-sit the exam! No one wants thatt :(

As much as I hate don't like medicine, I still wanna see it through till the end, I wanna graduate and get my degree! And only then, I can think of doing something else. Oh yeah, that something else is still on my mind. Some people questioned my decision to take a degree in Multimedia after I graduate. Some said it's a waste of time, you are not gonna make it. You will not have time for that. You will be busy with your life that eventually you will forget about it. Well, I would like to say to all of them - you just wait and see.

Even my parents don't think that I can do it. They don't like me going into a different direction than my Dad's, or my eldest sister's. They think (and I quote) that there is no future in multimedia. A lot of people are already doing it. But being a doctor is special. Not all people can do it. I do agree that being a doctor is a noble profession, you will get rewards for helping people. 

But what if I don't wanna do that? What are you gonna do about it?

The more people say that I cannot do it, the more I feel like doing it.

Yeah, I am that stubborn.

I want to graduate and get my medical degree. I want to visit America. I want to do my housemanship outside Kuantan. I want to study multimedia.

Let's see how far I can go.

Anywayy, this song just came up.

Awww, this is too sweet! :)

I better go read the book now. 

Focus, Nurul Ain.


Saturday, September 20, 2014

Of the weddings and stuff

You know you are getting old when almost all of your friends are married! Hahahhaa

The bride is my primary school friend who lives in Balok area. 

There they are!! :D

Smile for the cameraaa

Awwwww :)


Selfie lol

With the bride!! :D

Nice goodie bag

It was our batch project, held in Kampung Cherating. There were many programs like free medical check-up, coloring contest for kids, exhibitions, gotong-royong and.......  

Thisss!! :D

Sunblock is a must! It was hot hot hott

Back to work!!

Ready to go to another wedding?

Both of them are my high school friends. We went to the groom's house in Beserah.

Cute! :D

Or should I write...Dr.'Ayunni and Dr.Ikhwan? ;) This is my best friend's wedding!! Too bad that I could not attend the ceremony because I was doing my elective in Manchester.

Awww guys.... :')


The bridesmaids

*praying for their happiness*

5. NURUL AIN & ........
So this is my wedding. OMG the bride is sooo beautiful, and the - they look so awesome together!

Hahahha. You wishhh!

Credit : Manga Fox

When I was in Edinburgh, Kak Sara offered to help sending a postcard from Edinburgh to Malaysia. I was worried that it will lost its way and will not get to me..but here it is!!

I got it!!! :D
Yeahh..I sent a postcard to myself LOL

Beautiful Edinburgh!

You can never get enough of them!!

ahhh why are you so cute!

My lil sis with a cat at a tailor's house

I'll get it next Monday yayy!

It's slightly bigger than my old one

You have a wonderful dayyy....and congratulations on your wedding! - if you have one ;)

If you are still single and available, dont worry. Your prince charming will come and sweep you off your feet, and take you awaayyy to the land of...okay okay stop dreaming already! Hahahha

Gotta go noww. Ta Ta! :D

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 practises 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.