The After.

Remember this?
Ah well, three long years (instead of the promised two) have passed and I am now officially brace-free! Gigi besi, no more. ๐Ÿ˜€

Still getting used to this nakey feeling of not having those extra metals in my oral cavity. Hihi. Oh and the retainers are bloody uncomfortable too! Haih sucha hassle to take em off for meals, y’know? -_-

Anyway, Ramadhan Mubarak everyone! Hope I won’t be too swamped with oncalls this year so that I can perform my Tarawikh!

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Random weeps.

“Every woman on the street constantly tells me that I have the perfect husband. Gaby says that she wishes Carlos was thoughtful like you. Susan wishes Mike has your sense of humour. Bree said she’s never seen a better dad.

How many people go up to you and tell you that you have the perfect wife?

For almost 20 years, all I’ve heard is how incredibly lucky I am to have a guy like you. So, if I don’t constantly brag about how great you are, it’s only because I don’t want to be reminded of how much I don’t deserve you.”

Lynette Scavo, Desperate Housewives 709

Tom and Lynette FTW! Never fails to make me sob uncontrollably even after 7 seasons.

I wanna be 40, raising 5 children while juggling a career, and STILL be in love like these two are.

My Tom Scavo is at work, and I miss him.

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Living the life.

Yes, I’m alive. ๐Ÿ™‚

So I survived my first 4 months of being an intern. Had my own set of challenges – being in a new city, managing my own finances, adapting to a life full of responsibilities and dealing with people plus all the drama that comes with em. Pfft. Working as a doctor is a TOTALLY different ball game from medical school and even with pre-planted ideas of what housemanship would be like, I had no idea it was gonna be this hard.


But yeah I survived my first posting which was Surgery. And here I am, entering my first month in Paediatrics, which is also a totally different ball game from Surgery which I tremendously enjoyed. Still learning my way around the subject, and hopefully by the end of 4 months I’ll be able to come out competent and safe. Bebehs and adik-adik, please be kind to your poor doctor here. Thank you.

Anyway, I haven’t been exploring Sarawak as much as I wanted to due to my limited holidays and my preference to spend my day-off in bed, doing absolutely NOTHING. Il bel far niente, gituu. Took me 4 months before I decided to get my butt to Damai the other day for a leisurely stroll at the beach. Apadaaaa. But what’s the rush, I have two years here so one beach/cave/national park/city at a time lah kan. Hehe.

So yeah, I’m living the life. As it is. Everyday is a new challenge so nak tak nak I just have to go through with it. I will usually burst into tears every single time before I go on-call, feeling depressed and all (kesian Fattah kena layan semua ni haha) but once it’s over and done with I’ll be glad that I actually did something for my patients. ๐Ÿ™‚

And then I’ll pray hard that I won’t get screwed, eat something (fattening and) nice, and just sleep it off. Hehe.

Sekian saja. Esok lusa tulis lagi.

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Off to Kuching for my 2-year housemanship training. Meow!

Will miss home. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

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Summer Hols So Far.

Wow, it’s been a month since I became a free woman. How time flies. My counterparts from other local unis have all gone for their induction since they’ve finished their exams much earlier, and most of them have already started working in their respective hospitals. While ’em doctors are suffering the tortures of tagging and the gruelling world of housemanship, the UPM bunch is still hangin’ around enjoying loadsa fun all over the globe. Tee hee. Our time will come soon, though.

Let’s worry about that later. Just wanna share with you the things I’ve been doing for the past one month.

Taman Negara Pahang

Ohh yes, that’s me, lookin all chubby on the longest canopy walkway in the world, standing 40metres above the ground yaww! This was at Taman Negara Pahang, the largest national park in Malaysia which encompasses 3 states; Terengganu, Kelantan and mostly Pahang.

Abah had a business course there so Mama and I hopped in for the ride. Free holiday, siapa tak nak kan? We stayed in a nice chalet at Mutiara Taman Negara Resort, which is an unlikely option for me if I were to come as a backpacker. Might just settle for the hostel which is quite affordable at RM80. Heh.

Anyway, since we were there following a course, we didn’t have much time to explore the Taman Negara rainforest. We went for Rapids Shooting, which was quite a bore since we were on a boat instead of a raft. Tapi bolehlah, setakat nak rasa angin petang kat Sungai Tembeling. Managed to slip in a 45-minute session of jungle trekking towards the canopy walkway before our trip home too. Haih, tak puas. But mark my words cos I sure will come back for more!

Ahh, and the picture above was taken in Long Beach, Perhentian Island, Terengganu. I was there 2 weeks ago with my STF darlings Aliaa, Nuha, and Irda taking up our diving licenses with the highly-recommended Turtle Bay Divers. June 11th 2010 was the historic date when all four of us officially became certified PADI Open Water Divers!! Wheeeeee! Like, finally! After years and years of lusting over underwater photos taken by our diver friends, we finally got to experience it ourselves. And I gotta tell you this, being able to breathe underwater is just AMAZING.

Life underwater is just crazy was as if we were inside of a humungous aquarium filled withย  so many colourful fishes and corals. We managed to see huge stingrays and a turtle too; amongst others, during our training dives. Ahhh, sumpah best gila ok! No underwater pics to share here since the rented camera went kaput right before we went in for our graduation dive. Dayum. And Perhentian is just way too pretty! Tengoklah tu, clear blue skies, crystal clear water, clean beaches..truly a shame that one has to leave such beauty for a cruel, concrete jungle like KL. Sigh.

Now that we’ve got our licenses, I just can’t wait for our next diving trip! But for that to happen, I gotta work and earn some moolah first lah, ye dak? For now I’m just gonna sit quietly at home, sharpening my domestic skills and glue myself in front of the idiot box watching World Cup because there’s already a HUGE hole burnt in my pockets. -_-

Sekian, another Cuti-Cuti Malaysia entry brought by ayumin’s incoherent ramblings. Hope this one’s gonna generateย  continuous hits (cis, perasan) just like my Sarawak Elective entry. Hehe.

P/S : Just so you know, I might be going to Kuching, Sarawak for my housemanship soon. Insya-Allah. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Since the last entry,

  • I’ve lost 2 kilograms. Yeay!
  • But I gained back another 3kg. FML!
  • I’ve fallen in love. Again and again.
  • I’ve battled through the VERY LAST exam of my undergraduate studies.
  • And after months of blood, sweat, tears and other bodily secretions imaginable, I’m officially a doctor now!

Alhamdulillah. ๐Ÿ™‚

The late nights/early mornings, the many cuppas, the countless hours spent practising in the wards, the strenuous discussions, and the amount of time stressing over the exams (instead of studying LOL) was all worth it. Berkat doa family, lecturers, and friends, I managed to sail through the exam smoothly..Alhamdulillah.

Thank you God for hearing and answering my prayers, and for always being there whenever the journey gets too rough to handle. For that I am humbled, and I shall do my best to uphold the responsibility that has been laid down upon me. InsyaAllah.

Thank you to the family unit, for all the doa, love and support (and monetary funds too!) through out all these years. Tee hee. I won’t be where I am today if not for you guys! โ™ฅ

Thank you to the dedicated UPM lecturers for all the knowledge shared and the many words of encouragement. All of you are inspiring individuals in your own ways and I consider myself very, very lucky to have been taught by these superb educators. Not forgetting other faculty members who have helped us in terms of logistics and admin, kalau takde korang semua memang susah la hidup kami. UPM rocks!

Thank you to the patients in HKL, Serdang Hospital and Kajang Hospital – for being the best teachers. Doing medicine in a local uni sure has its perks!

Thank you to fellow classmates – UPM Medic Class of 2010 for the FIVE YEARS filled with nerdy medical jokes, dramas, gossips and kiasuness. LOL. You guys have been awesommeeeeeeeeeee! Definitely the best set of classmates one can ever have. I love you guys sangat2 lah. Congratulations fellow doctors, we made it!

Happy faces, post-results.

*picture courtesy of Liyana Zainal

Thank you to my friends from all over the world – for your doa and all those good luck wishes via texts/FB messages/Tweets. Sorry lah, interns tak boleh bagi MC. ๐Ÿ˜›

And…last but not least, (ok lah fine letak jugak..:P) Thank you to the boyfriend – for keeping me alive and happy through out the final months of medical school, for believing in me (even more than I do meself) and for always seeing the best in me. I am proud of you too mister!

To those who didn’t make it, all the best in the resit exam and you guys will be doctors in no time! Anybody who ever built an empire, or changed the world, sat where you are now. And it’s because they sat there that they were able to do it (quoting Ryan Bingham, Up In The Air). My prayers are with you guys, always.

OK, now that I’m freeeeeeeeeeee (for at least the next 2 months), I should go bask in this warm glow of relief and eat/sleep as much as I can. Hehe. I also have beach holidays, scuba diving, and weddings to look forward to! Yeayyyyy. See you soon!

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Ryan Bingham: I thought I was a part of your life.
Alex Goran: I thought we signed up for the same thing… I thought our relationship was perfectly clear. You are an escape. You’re a break from our normal lives. You’re a parenthesis.
Ryan Bingham: I’m a parenthesis?

Up In The Air, 2009

Because I sure hope I’m not one, too.

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