Wednesday, December 14, 2011

One of the many written by him

This morning is indeed auspicious
For I’ve never seen honey so suspicious
My woman drew me a beautiful picture
Filled with wonderful features

She makes me realized
That I will not be forever tantalized
I’m glad to have you as my soul mate
Owh, how great is our fate


Sunday, November 27, 2011

Santa Claus is coming to town!

     Oh great! It's Christmas season again, and the malls will be decked with holly and berries and sparkling stars and bubbles and green trees and small gifts and mistletoe and everything else that's Christmasy!!! Alright, its not that soon but, in less than one month, Christmas will be here again!

      I'm trying to remember what I did last Christmas, I think I went to my lovely mentor's house back in India and it's awesome to go caroling from house to house and fill our tummies with Indian delicacies, mind you I was in India and yes, no turkey or lamb chop whatsoever but it was nice Indian homecooked food that I missed so much. Its actually so hard to find good Indian food in KL, everywhere I went, it all taste totally different from what I'm used to back there. I do miss good Indian food in Manipal.

I'm actually starting to plan my Christmas holiday *wink* My tummy growls at the delicious thought of dessert awaiting. Keep telling my tummy *Y U NO FLAT* but I will definitely go to swim more so that I can indulge in awesome chocolate cakes and cheese cakes. Yummy!

Oh well, I shouldn't blog too long. Should get back to my work. Good night! 

Saturday, November 26, 2011

In Time

       Had a fun movie outing with 3 girls and 2 guys to watch In Time. Thank goodness there's only one couple there that would remind me of him. It's pain in the ass to watch couples in love when you're in a long-distance relationship,never mind the fact that it is 12500miles apart.Being in a different time zone sort of tunes my body into an auto-NJ clock. It rings at the most inappropriate hours, and it winds down just when he wakes up to sunshine. Being a medical student doesn't help much either, with all the long hours in ward and lethargy seems to hit at the most inconvenient hours.

       But still, I'm loving every moment with him, being with him is like lounging on a couch with a bar of chocolate and a good ol' intriguing novel, with warm blankie and sound of rain pattering down the windowsill. It's the peace and quiet from the all the hectic routines and endless rote memorization that I love most.

       A sudden realization dawn on me when I was watching In Time. It was a mere memory of myself from the past but it hit on quite hard, a smart rap on the head like Prof M does it on everyone. Would I still be hanging on to the past, like what I have been doing all these while, or would I start to grow up and listen to my own heart like it should have for the last 22 years and 355 days? Time is something that I've always take for granted. It has always, another day for me, another week, month or year, thinking that I have many of them to come.

       But realistically speaking, no one knows when exactly we will leave this world. I would have many many things to be done but being a perfectly healthy girl, I wouldn't think much about life and death as much as a person should at my age. It's called pessimistic ain't it if I were to start thinking about it?

        Everyone takes things for granted, young people eat unbalanced food thinking that it's okay to flood the body with grease and chemicals, leaving another day to the deadline of assignments, and couples bickering like they have a lifetime to do it. It's pretty much annoying to me because to hear those bickering, to hear those tiny arguments and conflicts drains the positive chi around me. It matters not what you are bickering about, but its those piercing words and raised tones that irritates me, why the hell do you even wanna raise your tone at someone you love?

         Okay, I might have overreacted but believe me when I say I have my share of crazy arguments when I was young. Now, it's time to grow up and stop acting so melodramatically over small matters.

Off for dinner with a couple of great friends, will miss them so much when medical school is finally over! 

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

On Kids + Job Satisfaction

     I slept off at 10.30pm last night, woke up to talk to my man and slept off again because I was so tired from posting in Paediatric ward. I had a good day yesterday, clerked a case of probably acute exacerbation of bronchial asthma *because specialist didn't wanna label her off as asthmatic yet* and stayed till 4pm even though we were left alone without supervision due to unforeseen circumstances i.e. one of my Paediatric professor decided to leave MMMC *still am skeptical about this because she's not the kind to leave suddenly without informing us* hmmm..feeling a lil' sad, will kinda miss her eccentric giggles.

     I left the ward feeling absolutely elated, maybe it's because of the Kopiko sweet I'm currently addicted to, or mainly because the patient's mother actually asked for my name yesterday, after a long talk with her at bedside, not merely a one-way conversation whereby I asked for details of her child and she replied with tons of medical symptoms, but a  long conversation where I answered her doubts and we discussed nutritional plans for her child. Not that I'm a nutritionist but I believed I've read enough and knew a lil' bit more than her on what to feed a growing kid with chronic long term illness like asthma.

      Anyway, it may sound silly and a little narcissistic to others, why, she's only asking for your name but, believe me, when you have so many patient and family members that you see each day, none cared enough to even ask for your name because they think that you are troubling them every day by asking so much details but yet not able to contribute to management of the patient. That's why I had the best job satisfaction day ever! Off to lecture now. Ciaozz 

Monday, November 21, 2011

A brand new blog, with a brand new chapter of life and a someone important I've yet to introduce off to do group study with Faten..ciaoz

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Major Overhaul

I'm getting tired of this blog's interface, the design, and everything else.. this calls for a revamp on this site.
So look out for brand new blog next week!!

Signing off,
Carol in pensive mood
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Sunday, January 30, 2011

The Day I Could Smile Naturally and Confidently Forever!!! more nerdy braces Carol!!! Happy New Me!! New Year New Smile!! :)
New Fit Bod too! will aim for goal of ultimate health bod! 

Friday, January 28, 2011

Don't Lose Your Mind, Lose Your Weight

Diet has become a strong 4-letter word that isn't.Diet is not starvation.Dieting is not about 'going-on' a diet.There is no such thing as going 'on' or 'off' your diet.Eating correctly has to be a lifelong commitment .What is more important is that you treat yourself well ,feel good about yourself, be committed to eating properly and exercising!!

This is the wisest word I've heard so far about D.I.E.T. 

It's no longer about calories. 
It's no longer about fat content.
It's all about healthy portion, fresh food and good amount of exercise!

( I refuse to call it resolution because if I can't achieve my resolution its okay, but I've made a habit of not breaking my promises any more. I must be a responsible human in life :p )

Thursday, January 27, 2011

On Republic Day of India..I

It's my first time watching the parade during republic day. I've always wanted to watch but for the past 2 years I've never gotten enough of sleeping hence never making it to watch my college march. This year, I've made a promise to myself to wake up early whenever possible. I've watched horror movie the night before and I've slept over at my friend's place but I still woke up at 8am to drag myself home and grab a tuna sandwich before walking down to KMC Greens. It's been a great parade to watch I definitely must say but personally I feel Malaysian students can march better...not just our college people.. any uniformed bodies would have marched better. Have you seen the marching competitions? and the band competitions in Malaysia? I must say that it is an awesome sight to see the absolute synchronization.Don't believe me? Try youtubing it and watch for yourself. 

On the other hand, I've just finished my community medicine and I must say it's been a great 3 weeks-journey for my holistic mind. Not only I've so much free time for myself to do the things I've wanted like catching up on my TVB Hong Kong dramas but also on the novels that I've abandoned for so long. And also going to gym everyday without fail (okay, honestly, I've skipped a day or two). 

Community medicine used to be a stranger to me, I've not fully comprehend the actual point of doctors leaving the more challenging and interesting, not to mention, lucrative fields like surgery or internal medicine but now, finally after 3 weeks of being in their shoes I've realised that the doctors in community medicine and public health are the ones with the greatest ambition. They are not only passionate towards patients as a person but they are passionate to improve the country's health system as a whole. Without them, there would be no health system working in order, no patients referred from primary health care to tertiary health care (hospitals), no medications supplied on time etc. It would be chaotic to work as a doctor in hospital. Nursing staff , hospital waste management, even though they seem to be irrelevant to us doctors, but working in a hospital is just like working in any office. You need teamwork, you need good organizational skills and communication skills to be able to survive. As for knowledge itself, it is a must for any good doctor.

So , for future medical students going for community medicine rotation, observe and watch the whole system play. You will realise the importance of this branch of medicine once you learn to open your mind and heart to a whole new level of passion in medicine. I've wondered to myself, why a doctor would want to take up public health when in fact he could be like any doctor working in hospital or private practice. I've wondered, I've wanted to ask. But I held back my question and I've wanted to observe. I've read once about Pulse Polio Programme in India from a surgeon named Atul Gawande who authored the book "Better" . I will recommend this book to any medical students undergoing community medicine rotation as you will see a totally different side of community medicine. It will definitely be an eye-opener and by the time you flipped to the last page of the book, I hope that you will place importance to community medicine as much as you've placed importance to the other branches of medicine. I hope that you will see community medicine as I've seen them. 

Come tomorrow, I will start my paediatric posting. What to expect in paediatric posting? I've googled some and these are the links to some interesting articles. Hope it will be of use to some :) 

Guidelines for the MBBS Students during Paediatric Posting

Examination of a  newborn baby