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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 beautiful..it was as if we were inside of a humungous aquarium filled with  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 generate  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. 🙂

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Sarawak Elective

*SUPER LONG POST AHEAD*

This is a long overdue post about my elective posting in Sarawak. Have decided to put this up on the blog so that in the distant future I’ll get to reminisce the amazing 6 weeks I’ve had in Sarawak.

So I’ve been getting questions from my non-medic friends about what an “elective posting” is all about. Well, it is actually a given period by medical schools for students to learn in other hospitals other than their own. We’ve been given the freedom to choose just about any hospital in any country in the world, so it is up to what one really wants out of their elective in choosing a place for their posting.

Those with enough funds may opt to do it overseas and experience what it’s like to practice medicine in other countries. For instance, my boys Heng and Joshua did theirs in Kenya and had many hands-on experience that one could not possibly get in local teaching hospitals (both performed their first Caesarean sections there. JEALOUS!). A few of us went to European countries like the UK to feast their eyes on angmohs *ehem*. Many opted to go back to their hometown hospitals for an additional 6-week holidays. And  some people just wanted to go off for a 6-week vacation!

Like me. Heh heh heh.

I chose Sarawak mainly because I’ve never been to either Borneo states before. Sabah hospitals placement have all been swapped up by my other classmates, so Sarawak was the only option left. Did plan on going overseas, but my application for Melbourne was rejected and I was already out of funds by the end of the semester. So Kuching it is! Read the rest of this entry »

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