23.4.16

PLAYING WITH ELECTRIC?! :O

This post is written on 18th April 2016.

Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.

No Monday Blues for me as I slept early on the night before, as usual haha. Woke up and got ready early this morning as I thought the practical session for my group was at 8, until Fatin told us in the WhatsApp group that the timetable in IMU portal states 8.30am. Today's practical was about nerve (urat saraf) conduction. Sanaa and I arrived quite late this morning (bangun awal pun sampai still tak awal haha) and we made our own group of 2. Later, Bryan joined us. 

First part, we had to draw the median nerve using a stick of green coloured wax-like-crayon. Here's a picture showing the median nerve. As you can see, the median nerve supplies the first three fingers (from the thumb). So, basically everything about the movement, pain etc is related to the median nerve. (Boring nya Dylla ni tunjuk pasal urat saraf pula . . .)

Haha wait a second, the interesting part is yet to come. 




Here comes the exciting one. During the second part of the session, we had to pick a subject and Bryan was okay to become the 'lucky' person (hehe) to undergo the Nerve Conduction Velocity (NCV) test. Sanaa set up the wires, connecting them to Bryan's forearm and power generator, while I handled the computer software. 

In this test, we had to stimulate the nerve by giving a low voltage of electric current to the subject's forearm. 2 pads that were put on the thenar muscle (area below the thumb) will pick up the signal and from the result that will be shown on the screen together with a certain length, we have to find the velocity or in other word, the speed of how fast the conduction. 

Dylla, can you skip the fact part? Okay, fine I'll cut it here haha. 

Some of our friends who became the subjects screamed a bit the first time they were being introduced with the electric current. Sanaa and I were curious, so we tried to do it on ourselves. It wasn't painful, but the first one was always like a jerky-shock-kind of feeling. Sanaa and Bryan were playful, teasing me - Sanaa told Bryan to increase the electrical charge to the maximum voltage that was available, while Bryan moved the cursor to the 'stimulate' button and clicked it a few times. Haha kurang asam betul.

Although the test isn't really accurate and reliable, it is good enough to have the general idea of how fast your nerve conducts the electrical signal and at the same time, having fun discovering something while 'playing' with the electric. These videos below are recorded by Sanaa during the practical session. Look at how they increased the electrical voltage and teased me, cis haha. Anyway, I had so much fun learning about the nerve conductivity with them :)

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At the end of the session, all subjects from each group had to write the speed / velocity of their own NCV test on the whiteboard and it turned out the normal range is about 50m/sec. Subhanallah, look at how fast one's nerve can conduct the signal. That's why the delay between when you think of something and the response is negligible, You don't even realise it. One nerve gets injured can cause a lot of problems, whether in sensing or moving or might be both. The little things like these are part of the blessings that we get.

After 4-week of learning the musculoskeletal system, I came to a sense, where I realised there are a lot of things and blessing that I have, but I overlooked before and craved for things that I don't have and wish to own. It's not that we can't wish for things we don't have, but to belittle certain blessings, and compare ourselves with others are a no no when there are people out there who wish they can write without having to bear the stiffness on their fingers like us, walk without having pain on their big toes, unbutton the shirt by themselves and climb the stairs as normal people do.

The world is not a wish-granting factory because if it was as easy as ABC, what is the meaning of heaven then? Whenever you feel sad about something you don't have, just remind yourself for all the blessings that you have. You'll feel much better, InshaaAllah.

Be happy to be in your own skin :)

16.4.16

I ALMOST DIED TWICE!

Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.

Hey guysss! Finally, I have an ample time and the mood to update this blog. Fuhh *tiup habuk* haha. To be honest, I have a few posts in the draft that I should have posted a long time ago, but then those posts are not well written with incomplete paragraphs and no-mood-to-continue writing, so I decided to discard them all, muahahaha. 

We already finished our 4-week reproductive system and currently in a new system, musculoskeletal system. Apparently, there is a lot of names of bones and muscles to be remembered, not to forget the procedures and steps of physical examinations during the clinical sessions. The final semester examination is getting closer and closer. The extensive list of topics for both theories and clinical skills makes me freak out inside every time I try to remind myself about it, but chill Dylla chill, don't let the panic attack knocks the sympathetic pathway in you.

'I almost died for 2 times' seems kinda over-exaggerated, but it's true though that I said, "Alhamdulillah, still hidup." for 2 times this week. Oh, and I just realised it was the same person who called my name, "Dyllaaa" when encountering both incidents haha.

The first incident happened when Sanaa and I were walking from Vista to IMU. The distance to IMU is just about 5-minute away from Vista, minus the waiting time for the lift and walking from the block gate to the guard house. As usual, we waited for the traffic light to turn red before crossing the road. The cars completely stopped, and we crossed the 2-lane road, walking in front of a white Myvi. As we were just in the middle of the first lane, suddenly the Myvi moved and almost hit me on my hip. With an increase in the normal tone, Sanaa said "Dyllaaa" and pulled me fast. I was aware that the Myvi moved really slow, but we never know what could happen though. The person might accidentally put a lot of pressure on the gas pedal and an unforgettable incident can happen instead.

To think back about the second incident makes me tee-hee. I felt shy and ashamed rather than feeling scared haha. After a 1-hour class by Dr Shar Mariam ended, Sanaa, Fatin and I were really hungry, so we decided to go to Pandai Serai (IMU cafe) to have a lunch. As we already waited for the elevator for a long time, I, being the most eager person to go for lunch simply went into the elevator after a bunch of people without realising that there was no one pressing the open button. The elevator door closed when I was entering, and yes it literally closed, causing my body being compressed between the 2 hard metals haha. I heard Sanaa called my name, but it occurred in the blink of an eye. Sanaa and Fatin asked me whether I was okay or not and I replied yes. But, somehow my inner voice said, "Alhamdulillah, tak terkepit." Imagine if the lift was like the one in Final Destination where the girl's head was being chopped off from her body.. err let's not think too far.

Alhamdulillah. I'm still alive and have the chance to repent and do good deeds. Every day is a brand new day. Focus to live the day to the fullest, rather than thinking about the past that you can't change. Bad thing that happened in the past is something for us to learn from, so that it won't repeat in the future. Have a good day!

P/s: I'm so sorry for the long silence. Later I'll have a blogwalking to those blogs who always pay this blog a visit and leave comments. Thank you so much!

9.4.16

RESIPI MUDAH 'CONGO BARS'

Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.

Memandangkan Dylla dah janji nak share resipi congo bars yang Dylla guna untuk buat yang macam dalam Instagram Dylla tu, so here it is! 

Ibu lah yang memula beritahu nak buat congo bars. Dylla ingat ibu saja je cakpa nak buat, tapi rupa-rupanya siap dah beli barang apa semua haaa apa lagi Dylla lagi lah bersemangat nak buat. Dylla ni jenis manusia kalau barang dah tersedia memang rajin. Kalau kena cari bahan bahan kekadang sampai terbatal terus niat nak bake cake ke apa hahaha.

Resipi ni diambil dari blog Kak Azlita Masam Manis. Caranya mudah and simple! Tak payah pening pening kepala nak cari bahan ni kat mana, bahan itu kat mana hehe. 

Bahan-bahan:
315 gm tepung gandum
2 1/2 sudu kecil baking powder
1/2 sudu kecil garam
150 gm mentega
320 gm gula perang - boleh kurangkan
3 biji telur
1 sudu kecil esen vanila
250 gm chocolate chips
1 cawan kacang pecan atau apa2 kekacang - optional (Dylla guna almond)
Kepingan badam untuk taburan - optional

Cara-cara membuat:
1. Ayak tepung, baking powder dan garam dalam bekas besar dan ketepikan.
2. Dalam bekas lain campurkan gula perang bersama mentega dan kacau rata sehingga mentega larut.
3. Masukkan telur sebiji demi sebijik dan putar sebati.
4. Masukkan esen vanila.F
5. Masukkan tepung, baking powder dan garam yang telah diayak dan kacau rata.
6. Akhir sekali masukkan chocolate chips dan kekacang dan gaul sempurna.
7. Tuangkan adunan kedalam tin pembakar ukuran 13 X 9 yang telah digris dgn mentega dan dialas dengan kertas minyak.
8. Ratakan permukan adunan dan taburkan kepingan badam dan chocolate chips jika suka sebagai hiasan.
9. Bakar pada suhu 170C selama lebih kurang 30 minit atau sehingga permukaan atas kuning keemasan. Jangan terlebih bakar.

Dylla takde badam, jadi Dylla memang letak chocolate chips 100g sebab tak perasan dalam resipi guna 250g and kacang almond. Boleh juga kalau nak letak M&M, peanut butter chips atau pun tabur sesikit karamel haa suka hati, mengikut kreativiti. 

Oh lagi satu, oven Dylla kecil and Dylla takde dulang bakar size tu, jadi Dylla guna je yang tebal. First time cuba. Keluar masuk oven banyak kali sebab takut dalam tak masak. At first macam lembik tengah tengah, tapi after awhile bila dah sejuk, tak lembik dah, Tak sabar nak rasa punya pasal, Dylla terus je potong time lembik, tu pasal gambar pun cam tak lawa sangat haha.

Nah ni gambar congo bars yang Dylla buat. Taraaaa! 


Sorry mampu upload gambar print screen je sebab Dylla tinggalkan laptop kat KL, so susah nak transfer gambar sobsob. Oh dalam Instagram Dylla ada short video process nak buat congo bars ni juga. Kalau rajin jemputlah singgah tengok hehe. 

Bagi Dylla yang kuat manis, congo bars yang ni memang manis manis manis (ulang 3x manis haha), so disarankan untuk kurangkan sikit gula especially orang yang tak suka makan manis. Jagalah kesihatan anda. Pesanan ikhlas dari Dyllarezan hehe. 

Selamat mencuba semua!