Geli Tak Pegang Gamat?

Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.

Geli ke tak pegang gamat?
Haaa sabauuu (Orang Melaka R jadi U haha), baca sampai habis.
Never thought of holding a 'gamat' before.
In fact, tak pernah terfikir boleh jumpa gamat depan mata!
Selalu ingat pergi Langkawi je boleh jumpa gamat haha noob.

So where can you hold a gamat other than pulau-pulau and pantai?
Oceanarium in The Shore, Melaka! (Promote Melaka jap haha)
The Shore? Oceanarium?
Apa minah ni cakap ni.

Haha but to be honest I myself didn't know bout this place before.
The Shore is actually a new shopping mall.
A shopping mall in a hotel err I guess so.
Seronok ada gang discover new places ni, luckily Ummi pun cuti juga today hehe.
Pusing punya pusing dengan Ummi cari The Shore and finally we arrived at that place.
Oceanarium (at 2nd floor, in front of DIY) ni lebih kurang macam Aquaria KLCC.
They have fish turtles fish turtles okay banyak lah lain.
Oh oh and gamat!

After buying tickets, they gave a piece of paper consisted of few questions.
We had to 'cop' on the right answer and gave it back to them at the end of our way to claim a prize.
Kiranya sambil tengok haiwan, sambil baca fact and cari cop-cop tersembunyi.
Oh haaa and yang paling penting there's an area that we can even touch those animals!
Gamat, ikan, huge lobster, starfish and few more!

Geli gila pegang gamat hahaha for me lah.
The person in charge at that area letak gamat atas tangan Ummi haha nasib tak kena campak gamat tu.
We had the chance to see few types of gamat.
There's one type which has reallyyyyy soft skin, kinda like silk or 'baldu'.
Geli juga that one hahaha.
Pegang starfish pun geli juga sikit luckily tak lembik and more like a stone.

Overall this place is fun especially if you bring along kids, I'm sure they will love it!
Yelah kalau semua orang dewasa, and semua tak suka haiwan haaa memang rasa hambar je tempat ni haha.
Before I forget, here some details bout Oceanarium.

Location;
2F-10, The Shore Shopping Mall, Jalan Persisiran Bunga Raya, 75300 Melaka

Ticket details;


Opening hour;
Open daily, 10.30am - 9.00pm (Last admission: 8.00pm)

UMMI AND GAMAT







Toodles guys.
Assalamualaikum! :D 

Sunathon - A Lesson About Circumcision

Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.

When was my last post again? About a month ago wow so berhabuk! Before that, my deepest sympathy goes out to all flood victims out there especially in Kelantan, Terengganu, Perlis, Kedah, Perak and Pahang. May Allah comfort you and your family in this time of grief. Stay strong!

And for those who aren't affected by flood, don't take this time as an opportunity to be "famous" in social media and this matter should not be politicised. Why don't we, hand-to-hand, together helping them as much as we could do. At least, pray for their safety and welfare.

Alright now let's move on to our main topic for today. Sunathon is basically a combination of Sunat (Circumcision) and Marathon or in other words, mass circumcision. IMU doesn't provide this kind of training so about 20+ of us (under IMU Muslim Society) paid a few amount and went to Cyberjaya University College of Medical Sciences last week to learn everything about circumcision. This may be very useful in the future.

After we had breakfast, we were given few lectures on different topics about circumcision; General idea, Management of the program (If you wanna conduct Sunathon at your place), Procedure, Equipments, Sterilisation, Post Operation and Overall Flow.

There are 10 steps in the procedure that involve the patient.
Other few steps such as sterilisation etc only involve the team, not the patient.

FIRST STEP
As usual, build rapport first.
Explain the procedure to patient.

SECOND STEP
Give the patient Local Anaesthesia (LA) which consists 2ml of Lignocaine (short-acting LA) and 2ml of Marcaine (long-acting LA).
There are 3 places that have to be injected.

THIRD STEP
Clean and drape.
Clean the area and make a hole in the drape (which is given along in the dressing kit).

FOURTH STEP
Dissection.
Remove smegma (death cells) that's usually trapped.
Clean.

Smegma is actually a buildup of exfoliated (shed) epithelial cells, transudated skin oils, and moisture found between the foreskin and penis. When the head of the penis isn't regularly cleaned, this fluid accumulate and expel an unpleasent odor.

So to those yang dah bersunat, tiada lagi accumulation of spegma ni :)

FIFTH STEP
Dorsal slit.

SIXTH STEP
Haemostasis.

SEVENTH STEP
Suturing.

EIGHT STEP
Cleaning

NINTH STEP
Prescribing; Painkiller (Ponstan) and Antibiotic (Penicillin/Amoxycillin)

TENTH STEP
Post/Care and advices.
Observe 30 mins for bleeding.

We also had a session, explaining about the equipments and sterilisation process.
Apparatus and equipments that will be used were; artery forceps, needle holder, forceps (either with or without tooth), scissors, catgut, syringe, disposable gloves, saline, dressing set and Chloramphenicol (CMC).

Then we had a practical session with few stations! Weeeee

First station; Local Anaesthesia
We learned how to draw Lignocaine and Marcaine from their bottles.
We had to perform Intramuscular (IM) and Subcutaneous (SC) injections on a half-cut orange.
It was quite hard actually to perform it below than 1 minute!
And we had to make sure there's no bubble inside the syringe because it can cause air embolism.

Second station; Clean and Drape 
We were required to clean a so-called penis (bottle) using alcohol and then drape it with a newspaper.
This station was quite easy to be finished in less than a minute hehe.

Third station; Suture
At this station, we were being taught on how to suture a cloth.
We had to do 5 sutures in less than 5 minutes.
I always wonder whenever I look at doctor performs surgery, how can they suture very well!
Now I know.
If you know the technique, suturing is reallyyyy easy!
Fyi, you can look like a pro too ;) heee.

Fourth station; Dorsal slit and Suture
With a partner, we had to perform dorsal slit on a tyre and then suture it back!
Cutting (Dorsal slit) was quite easy but to suture it back is not that easy because the tyre was quite thick and the catgut wasn't easy to penetrate it.
We sutured the tyre by using the interrupted 6 sutures that had been taught.
It is called interrupted because 6 sutures are sewn separately, so that if one is accidentally opened or if an infection occurs at only one part, we don't have to open all the other sutures.

In the evening we had an exam for all stations and some written questions.
My best friend Diddy who studies in CUCMS spent some time, visiting Tiara and I weeee.

We went back to IMU by the same bus.
Unfortunately the bus couldn't go into Bukit Jalil area bcs at that time ada perlawanan akhir Piala Suzuki between Malaysia and Thailand in the Bukit Jalil National Stadium.
So we had to walk all the way from the highway to Vista haha.

Lbnl, tbh everything was great!
Time and money spent on this program were really worth it.
For those who plan to know about Sunathon and experience this by yourself, just give a call to CUCMS.

Alright I better go now.
Assalamualaikum! :)

Diddy and Meeee!
From left; Diddy, Me, Tiara
Participants & CUCMS students



History Taking (Video Recording Session)

Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.

Yeayyy done with my video recording session!
What's 'video recording'?
Video recording is actually another type on how we learn during the clinical skills session.
We will have to interview a simulated patient (history taking) according to the case that we get.
The duration for the interview is 5 minutes and another 1 minute is for the simulated patients (SP) to give feedback.
What we do will be recorded and on the following week we'll get feedback from our peers.

I was quite excited and a bit nervous.
Excited because this is the time to know where am I (at which level) and nervous because this is my very first time!
We were divided into few groups and guess what?
I was in group 1!
Each of us got a room and a case.
I was assigned to be in the room 29C.
My case for today's video recording was a patient with sore throat.

I just waited in the room until the patient came in.
Okay now I'm going to tell on what I supposed to do.
Then I will tell what I forgot to do haha.

The patient came in.

Hello and good morning. (Greet)
My name is Nurul Ardilla Noorezan, first year medical student from IMU. (Introduction and role)
Please, have a seat.
May I know your full name please? (Patient's full name)
Can I address you as Ms _____?
Okay Ms ____, I'm here on behalf of my consultant to gather some information from you.
Is that okay with you? (Ask for consent)
I will make sure that all informations will be kept confidential between me, you and my consultant. (Confidentiality)
So, can we proceed?

Ms _____, what seems to be the problem? (General open-ended question)
(She told me she was having sore throat).
Oh I can see it's hard for you to talk.
Do you need some water?
Do you feel comfortable?
Can you tell me more about your sore throat? (Open-ended question)
Is swallowing food painful?

(I tried to use SOCRATES in this case. Later I will explain what is it).
Do you have any idea on how you get this sore throat?
When did you get it?
How's the progress? Is it becoming better or worser?
How the sore throat feels like? Is it like sharp pain or burning?
Is there any other things (aka symptoms. I tried to minimise medical jargon as many as I could) that come along with this sore throat?
Does the sore throat follows any pattern? Is it constant or on off?
Did you take any medications or do anything to relieve the sore throat?
If I give you a scale from 1-10, what is the level of the pain that you feel?

Okay now I'm going to ask few questions about your current health. (Signposting)
Is that okay with you? (Consent)
Do you lose your weight?
Is your appetite okay?
Do you drink alcohol? Do you smoke?
Do your sleep cycle change?
Is your bowel motion okay?
Has there been any changes in the character of your bowel movement?
Is there any changes in colour or consistency of your stools?
Did you have any bleeding?

Now I'm going to ask about your family. Is that okay with you? (Signposting & consent)
Is there any of your family members who is affected too?
Do any of them has any diseases?

Ms _____, do you have any other medical problems?
Have you had any surgery in the past?
Do you take any medications?
What is the dosage?
How often do you take it?
Do you have any allergies to drugs and medications?

Okay Ms ______, now I would summarise a bit everything. (Summary)
(Use ICE)
Ideas, Concerns, Expectations (Patient's expectations).

Alright Ms ______.
Don't worry, you have come to the right place.
I will pass everything to my consultant and he will decide on what we should do.
Hopefully you will have a very speedy recovery.
Thank you Ms ______.

So the feedback that I got from the SP were;
I was neat. I maintained eye-contact.
Body posture and gestures were good.
My voice and tone were good.
Bla bla bla.
But.. (jeng jeng jeng)
I didn't show enough empathy wuaaaaa.
She told me that I looked too calm.
I just asked her if she wanted some water which was not really enough.
Sokay, I will improve myself next time InshaaAllah!

Oh and I'm not really sure is it right if I use SOCRATES in this case.
SOCRATES is usually used if the patient has pain (knee pain, arm pain etc).
SOCRATES stands for Site, Onset, Character, Radiation, Association, Time course, Exacerbating/Relieving factors and Severity.
You can google it if you wanna know more details.

As I mentioned we had to interview the SP for 5 minutes.
I had asked all questions 1 minute before the bell rang so I simply asked few more questions regarding urination and travel history, which I think were not necessary haha.
Travel history is usually taken from patient who's having fever.

This is just the basic thing that I learned.
I'm so sorry if there's any mistake.
And I know the flow may be quite bercelaru bcs we haven't learned the systems yet so we don't know what are the real questions that we should ask.
If there's anything that you want to correct me, just tell me okay.

With that, I thank you.
Assalamualaikum and good night! :)

First Hospital Visit

Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.

As I already promised, in this post I'm gonna tell you how was my hospital visit to Hospital Tuanku Jaafar Seremban and what I learned yesterday.
Before this yes, I did a work shadowing in KPJ when I was doing my A Level in INTI but the fact as we know, there are lots of differences between a govt and private hospital.
Besides, this time we had to shadow nurses instead of doctors!
I was really really really looked forward to this nursing week and it turned out that almost everything was awesome!
I slept early the night before so that I won't wake up late on the next day.
We gathered in front of IMU by 7 and as usual, Sanaa and I arrived sharp at 7 just few seconds right before the bus took off.

Usually I sleep straight away when the bus leaves but yesterday, I was not!
I was very excited that I felt like every single second was really precious and shouldn't be wasted by sleeping haha.
We arrived HTJ about 1 hour later.
The bus stopped quite far so we had to walk from there to the hospital (ceh mcm princess nak hantar sampai depan pintu).
We were supposed to gather in IMU clinical school Seremban which is located just opposite to the main hospital building, but unfortunately we overlooked the clinical school entrance and lost in the hospital haha.

Long story cut short a bit, we arrived and were divided into few groups.
My group mates were Nawal, Wooi Ye, Sinthia and Malani.
A sister was assigned to guide us throughout the whole day in the hospital.
Luckily all of my group mates understand Malay language so we don't have to translate what the sister said.

Our journey began at the accident and emergency (A&E) department.
There are 3 main rooms in the A&E; Red, Yellow and Green Zone.
Patients who come will have to undergo an initial observation (before going to a specific room) such as simple physical exam and vital signs which included body temperature, pulse rate, respiratory/breathing rate and blood pressure.
But usually, patients who are very critical will definitely being sent directly to the Red Room.
For asthma patients, they will be directed to a special small room which has nebuliser, oxygen etc.

We stopped in front of the Red Zone while the sister was telling us about how ambulance operates once they receive emergency call.
Then suddenly, a guy came out with a lady who cried uncontrollably.
The guy was trying to console the lady while walking together out from the Red Zone.
Past patted my shoulder and memories flashed into the back of my mind.
Adrenaline rushed passing through my veins.
Woosh.
The lady reminded me of myself few months ago when datuk passed away.
I know how she felt.
The feeling of losing someone you really love.
Gosh, I know I shouldn't think bout sad things at this time so I tried my best to forget bout it and get back into the right track.

Then the sister showed us mammography room, x-ray, all those kind of scans, forensic department (included the mortuary) and few other clinics and departments before going to wards.
The sister explained to us about the wards.
Men and women are separated in different rooms and there are few types of wards.
First one is surgical wards.
For ortho as for example, there are 2 surgical wards for male and that 2 wards are either active or passive.
Admitted patients will be placed in the active wards only.
While the passive ward has to discharge patients and get ready as it will become active (accept patients) on the next day.
Surgical wards are "alternate days" but not medical wards.
Medical wards are "alternate patients", and that means all medical wards are always active to receive patients.

Because the sister that guided us is belonged to the medical ward, so most of our time we spent in the ward, observing patients with different diseases, problems and concerns.
It is an ethical duty to keep patients information confidential.
So I would just roughly tell what we learned on that day without mentioning any names or diseases.
My group mates and I got the chance to know the procedures for Ryle's tube feeding, body washing, blood sugar level test, case clerking by both House Officer (HO) and Medical Officer (MO), oral feeding, report passing (between nurses), vital signs and arrangement & function of equipments.

The ward wasn't too noisy, I took some time to listen carefully to the surrounding sounds.
I could only hear a constant beep sound, nurses chit-chatted discussing about work, doctors talked to patients and some other soft voices among the patients themselves.
I have this one habit which I would keep quiet and observe my surrounding; not only people, but also sound, smell etc.
I tried as best as I could to capture everything and keep them in my mind.

Those were not the only things that fascinated me, but also stories from patients, their hardships and concerns regarding their health status really made me touched.
There was a patient who's very poor.
He told us that he already asked for the doctor's permission to go back home tomorrow.
The sister told the guy that he couldn't go back until he feels well but he kept insisting to go back and said that he really need to go home because his wife is sick.
And there was another old guy who was being interviewed by an HO (case clerking) told the doctor bout his condition and family background.
His daughter was standing beside his bed.
Previously he worked as a farmer but after he broke his leg etc, he couldn't work anymore.
And his wife is in Rumah Orang-Orang Tua.
Another story which broke my heart.

I know one day I have to face this.
It would be quite tough so I have to learn balancing my emotions and feelings between empathy, sadness etc.
Of course if you be the patient, you don't wanna see a doctor cries after listening to your story and concerns right?

This hospital visit was really worth it.
I appreciate every single second I had in the hospital.
Usually you only get the chance to view the hospital as a patient and that's another reason why I really really glad I had this hospital visit.
Looking forward to more hospital visits in the future.

To be honest, I can't wait to get a scroll and start my life as a houseman.
Can't wait to be busy going here and there, interviewing and taking care of patients' health!
InshaaAllah another few years -- Dr. Ardilla is ready to treat everyone.

Assalamualaikum :)




One Nine Eight Nine

Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.

What's up with 1989?

It is TAYLOR SWIFT'S LATEST ALBUM!!! 

I was so frigging excited (well that's what a swiftie does haha)
The album is supposed to be released today but bcs I couldn't wait any longer, I downloaded the whole album yesterday from torrent. 
The pirate ones bcs someone had leaked it hehe.
Sorry Taylor, but I was too eager and excited :/ 
Anyway I like all of them! 



Great job Taylor Swift! 
I better continue studying (and singing) hehe toodles 

Still Can't Move On

Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.

Listening to Richard Marx - Waiting For You and this song never fails to make me really sad.
Cried almost every time listening to it.
It was Datuk's all time fav song.
I heard he sang this song for the first time when we were in the car as he drove me back to my home from kindergarten.
251st day since he left us, but I still can't move on.
I always try my best to avoid looking at his photo, searching his video and smelling his shirt so that I won't cry like a baby in front of others.
But sometimes, I miss him too much that only by crying (while reciting du'a) could I feel satisfy.

If I could turn back time,
I would tell him thousand times every day that I really love him.

If I could turn back time,
I would go to his house every day just like what I did when I was in kindergarten and primary school.

If I could turn back time,
I would record his actions and daily activities so that I would never forget his voice and what he liked to do.

If I could turn back time,
I would kiss his cheeks every day telling him I love him so much.

If I could turn back time,
I would keep all stuffs he gave me properly and write every single thing he told me.

If I could turn back time,
I would eat nasi lemak masjid that he usually brought home after Maghrib for the last time.

If I could turn back time,
I would never make him asked "Mana Ardilla?"

If I could turn back time,
I would definitely stay by his bed and watch he released his last breath.

If I could turn back time, if I knew he's going to meet Allah soon, I will cherish every single moment and every single second with him.

Sorry for being emotional tonight.
It's just that I really miss him right now.
I wish he were here to ask me whether I'm okay or not, how's my study etc.

Datuk will be missed, but never forgotten.
May Allah swt forgive him and place his soul among the righteous in the Hereafter.
InshaaAllah amin. Al Fatihah.

Assalamualaikum.

P/s:
Please, please and please appreciate your beloved ones.
You never know when they'll leave you forever.
By that time, you'll wish you could turn back time but it will be in vain.
You could never turn back time, past remains past.

My Very First Time

Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.
Hi guys!
Today was a busy day for me.
I had 3 lectures, mms and clinical skills session.
Plus, I just finished practising an act that we'll present in front of the whole class during History of Medicine tomorrow.
Here I just wanna share something with you guys.
Something that happened to me today.
The first time of what I should have done years before.

To be honest, I never became an imam during prayer time even when I was in secondary school (all girls).
Well basically because I started to wear scarf (tudung) when I was in form 4 so I always thought that I didn't deserve to be an imam.
Sometimes my friends did asking me to be the imam but I always refused.
Yes, I pretended like I wanna lead the solat jemaah but I didn't (zaman jahil sikit).

Last night, I was eating laksa when I heard azan Maghrib.
Immediately I stopped eating and said to Kak Nas that I wanted to join them to solat berjemaah.
Kak Nas was the imam while Najwa was the bilal (the one who iqamah is a bilal right?).
After solat, I said to myself, "Best juga kalau dapat jadi imam ni."
But I simply ignored my thought.
I folded my telekung and continued eating my laksa.

The next day (today),  I studied a bit after mms session in the library and went to surau to solat.
I took my wudhu', wore telekung and started praying when suddenly.. someone stood near beside me and tapped my shoulder!
At first, I felt like wanna stop and tell the young lady that I couldn't be an imam.
But I didn't stop.
I changed my niat (as an imam) and continued praying until the end.
Alhamdulillah everything went well.
It was such an indescribable-mixed feeling, really.
I was a bit terrified because all happened out of sudden but at the same time I felt very very very happy, excited, confident, thrilled and all-those-good-feeling-that-exist-in-this-world!
Maybe I sounded so lame to you but this is the truth.
Until now I still can't believe this.
Can't believe that I can do this.

Betul lah like people always say,
"Kalau niat nak buat benda baik, InshaaAllah Allah swt akan tolong and permudahkan."

Maybe everything was just a coincidence but still, who planned everything? Allah swt.
Correct your intention every day.
Though you may think something is impossible but with Allah swt helps, nothing is impossible.
That's all. I need to take a bath.

Toodles and assalamualaikum :)

Seeing Orange Project

Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi barakatuh.

Curi masa kejap while finishing my Assigned Independent Reading (AIR) assignment to update this rusty blog of mine haha.
Life isn't hectic as I imagined before (well maybe bcs this is our first sem).
Today as for instance, I got only 1 lab session (10.45-12.45) and that's all haha.
But here in IMU we rarely have long holidays, that's the disadvantage.
Anyway, in this post I'm gonna tell you bout my first experience as a volunteer going to Rumah Titian Kasih.
I had volunteered in few programs involving poor kids and orphans before but I never went to their homes.

Seeing Orange Project? Why is it called 'Seeing Orange'?
So basically Rumah Titian Kasih is a place or to be exact a beautiful home for elderly people, single mothers and children who are very very poor.
So our main aim is to teach the children esp those who can't read as much as we could.
Sajid told us during the briefing that we wanna make the children to learn reading like how a blind person knows what orange colour is (something like that).
But this is our first meeting with them, so as usual ice-breaking session is a must.

Rumah Titian Kasih is situated in Titiwangsa and is about 35 minutes from IMU (if no traffic jam ofcs).
We left IMU on last Saturday at 6.50pm and arrived at 7.40pm.
The first moment for us was kinda awkward but the kids were very friendly.
At first glance, you will never know what those kids had gone through.
They seemed happy all the time.
I really really love kids so I think it was quite easy for me to get along with them.
The first kid I met named Intan.
She showed us the bathroom and place for us to solat.

After solat, a girl named Syafina approached me and asked me to tie a red balloon that she had blown.
She was quite new at that place.
Kak Wani told me when Syafina came to that house for the first time, she didn't stop eating because she came from a very poor family and rarely ate nice food.
Kais pagi makan pagi, kais petang makan petang.
So once she got food, she ate non-stop.
Every time someone looked at her, mesti ada food kat tangan dia.
Sad.
Sad of thinking we easily throw away extra things and food we don't want when there are many people out there who crave some rice for dinner.

Back to the story.
There was one time that Syafina suddenly ran to me and hugged me :')
To be honest I was really touched.
I treated her like my own sister and hugged her back.

The children were divided into few groups and we had an ice breaking session.
We played few games before continuing with their reading assessment.
At first Maisarah who is a 9-year-old girl didn't wanna join bcs she was sulking at that time.
So I went to her and asked whether she's alright or not. She just kept quiet.
I asked for her permission to sit beside her and started the conversation by complimenting her drawings (her drawings were really really way better than mine haha).
Then we played teka-teki together before she told me she wanted to sit with the others.

Actually we had to assess their reading skills but few kids in my group (Aida, Maisarah, Najwa, Farah) know how to read and insisted us to sembang with them instead haha.
Sarah and I were in Blue Group.
In my group there was a 16-year-old girl who is a Korean band fan.
Guess what, she knows most of Korean songs, can sing very well with nice voice and she can even do split and bridge because she's a flyer in cheerleading!
This girl is amazing.
Sarah and I talked bout many things and the kids seemed to like singing very much.
They sang lots of songs which Sarah and I never knew before and we just sitting there with our blur faces.
At 11 we had to go back as it's time for the kids to sleep.
We managed to capture few photos before leaving.

I really really had a great time with them.
And most important thing, what I learned from them are; always be grateful and happy of what you have now & enjoy your life to the fullest.
I really look forward for the next meeting with them.
InshaaAllah if ada rezeki definitely I will join again.

Teka-teki with Maisarah



Mamak before going back to IMU

I better go now and get ready for my class haha.
Toodles!
Assalamualaikum :)

p/s: Sorry if there's any spelling error or grammar mistake. I'll check it later.

The Fun of Riding on Public Transports

Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.

Helloooo everybody!
You miss me huh? Hehe
At last I got some time to update my dusty blog phew. 
Well todays topic is about.. *drum roll* 
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION! 
Ha ha hambar. 

To be honest I never went riding on public transports by myself before. 
Yeah I rode them once or twice but with my friends or family members.
I always thought that it is impossible to go anywhere with public transport.
(How noob was that?! Haha)
But actually it is possible, and in fact public transportation makes life easier!

Currently I'm staying in Vista Komanwel, Bukit Jalil.
There's a Sri Petaling LRT Station behind IMU building. 
My friend named Sanaa told me that she went to Putrajaya to settle stuffs regarding JPA application.
Guess how she went there? 
By public transports!
I don't know if I'm the only one who's very amused and excited knowing that haha. 
No wonder there's a senior in IMU who asked me why I didn't go back home every weekends bcs it's very easy if you know how to. 

Last 2 weeks, I decided to go back home by public transports. 
Maybe I should provide a picture of the trains' routes. 

KUALA LUMPUR RAIL TRANSIT NETWORK

Haa easier for you guys to see when I explain. 
I live in Malacca and as there's no LRT station in Malacca I had to go back by bus. 
To get on bus, first of all I had to go to Bandar Tasik Selatan (look at the green line with the letter D).
So I went to Sri Petaling LRT Station ALONE (saja nak emphasise the word hehe), bought a token valued RM1, sat inside the LRT and walked out when the LRT stopped at Bandar Tasik Selatan (which is just 3 stations after Sri Petaling).
I was excited as it was my very first time! 
Fyi, Terminal Bersepadu Selatan which is also known as TBS (got buses to south region, KLIA transit etc) is in Bandar Tasik Selatan.
Then I went to the nearest counter I found and said "Melaka Sentral" (the way Audi taught me to buy a bus ticket). 

But unfortunately, that counter didn't sell tickets hmm it was actually an information counter hmmmmkay hahahaha I was really embarrassed by that time but hey everyone has their first experience right? Hehe.
I went to other counter and did the same thing. 
I bought a bus ticket valued RM 11 to Melaka Sentral and headed downstairs to the waiting area.
I greeted a lady who was sitting beside me and asked her if I was in the right place and she said yes. 
Kena buat muka tak malu tanya someone or else you may board the wrong bus.
Then when the bus arrived, I boarded the bus, found my place (according to the number stated on the ticket) and slept for about 1 hour zzzz. 

See? Simple right?
And the total travel cost for one-way from Bukit Jalil to Malacca is only RM12! 
Wayyyy cheaper than driving own car. 
You just have to follow the given route.
My friend also told me that if you wanna go somewhere but you don't know what kind of public transports are available there, you can use google maps to search for the place and the public transports as well. 

By the way, last week I went to my best friend's place @ UKM KL. 
I took the LRT from Sri Petaling to Titiwangsa.
From Titiwangsa, I went to Chow Kit by monorail.
Ahh as easy as ABC. 

Idk how bout you guys but I think riding on public transports is fun.
I could see different people of different races and religions, different face expressions, feel different auras.
Well, except if it's a routine maybe it will be quite boring (but it's better than being trapped in traffic jammed esp in KL). 
And most important thing it is cheap!
Try to be more independent and go somewhere by public transport.
At least you've tried once ;) 

Okay I better go first. 
Toodlesss and assalamualaikum!  

20 Facts About Me

Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.

Looks like this '20 Facts About Me' hashtag has gone viral on instagram. There are some people who tagged me but I'm afraid it may annoy others. Instead of writing a long caption and posting it on instagram, I decided to write them here. Besides, not everybody on instagram is gonna read this hehehe.

1.   My name is Nurul Ardilla binti Noorezan (yes with double L and double O) but my family and friends usually call me Nurul Ardilla (ibu likes to call my full name haha), Dylla, Dyll and Ar.

2.   Was born on 11th Jan 1994 in Malacca.

3.   Half Malay, a quarter Chinese, a quarter Bugis.

4.   Major characteristic is Peacock, while minor is Dove. I am friendly and easy to make new friends but it depends on situation actually. Sometimes, I prefer to be shy and keep quiet.

5.   Really really really scared of lizard. I can cry because of it! My friends know that.

6.   Really concerned about neatness and all my stuff (most of the time) is always well organised and neat. It's advisable not to touch my things if you don't care to put them back at their places. I know it's quite disturbing for some people but this is me.

7.   Wanna be a doctor since I was in kindergarten, maybe it's because of my beloved Datuk who always kept telling me that he wanted to see his first grandchild to become a doctor. Now Medicine has become my real passion, although Datuk has passed away.

8.   I love to eat and I eat very fast (which isn't good actually). A plate full of rice is never enough for me.

9.   Rarely watch movies and tv programmes unless recommended by others.

10. Really love Maths. I can do Maths exercises for the whole day.

11. Afraid of the thunder, lightning and dark. Never sleep in complete darkness.

12. Love kids especially those who can only say few words (so takde lah banyak songeh) and of course they like me too! Hehe

13. Love shopping esp for shoes but dislike window shopping when I have no money haha

14. Kangkung is my favourite vege. I started to like it when I was in SSP. They served kangkung, chicken soup and sambal sotong for dinner nyum nyum what a great combo.

15. Love adventurous journeys but not really into adventurous and extreme rides. My parents don't allow me to ride crazy-pusing-terbalik roller coaster, bungee jumping, and those that fall into the same category but I used to ride some of them (with my parents' permission ofcs).

16. I dislike horror movies and I never watch them any more.

17. Allergic to seafood and cats as I may get terrible flu but never say no to them.

18. Always feel insecure that leads to over thinking. Still trying my best to always be proud of myself.

19. A Swiftie. I memorise most of Taylor Swift's songs and know the stories behind them. But I never go to her concert bcs my parents never allow me to go to any concerts.

20. I love watching soccer (I'm a gooner) and rugby, playing FIFA and GTA, reading about sports cars (Aventador will be my future bf) rather than wearing makeup and buying handbags. (I only wore a skirt once, hmm so sad)

So I guess that's all. Thank you for reading haha.

Assalamualaikum and good night peeps!

Why Medicine?

Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.


Recently, I went for a talk entitled "Why am I here" delivered by the Dean of Cyberjaya University College of Medical Sciences (CUCMS), Prof. Abdul Latiff Mohamed which was held in the IMU Lecture Theatre 2.
The talk actually started at 8pm but bcs of some reasons, we arrived in the lecture theatre at 9pm.
I'm really really really grateful that I didn't participate in the games conducted by seniors and joined listening to this talk tho I came an hour late.
It had changed my perception and point of view on Medicine.

Medicine is not just about hard works, failures, not enough time and rest, busy.
No.
Medicine is more than that.
It is not dull, unexciting, boring and tiresome if you manage your life in the right way!

Here's the first thing that I got from the talk.

I am the Khalifah of my Creator;
1.  To make myself better.
2.  To help others become better.
3.  To make this world a better place.

Deep inside me, I always hope I can make everything becomes better.
Well not exactly everything, at least some of them.
To change myself, accepting others' thoughts and ideas with an open heart.
To make everyone listen to my good words.
To be a role model.
But it ain't easy.
Everyone knows that.

People will only listen to you if you're "Someone".
Prof Latiff said that Tun Dr Mahathir was in the same situation as I am.
He became a doctor just to make others listen to him.

But the most important thing is to correct your intention every day.
Studying Medicine because you wanna change yourself and others.
Change someone's life with a good speech.
Your good word or pleasant action may be a real impact on someone's life.
Who knows?
Like how Prof Latiff changed my life.

To be grateful of what we have is the starting point.
It's time to move on from your past.
You aren't meant to be where you really wanted to be, but that's okay.
Be grateful of what you have and where you are now.
There are lots of people out there who're willing to do anything just to exchange place with you even it's just for a day! (I think I'd mentioned the same thing previously)
As for instance, in Gaza they don't ask for luxury cars or bungalows or smartphones.
All they ask and what they're fighting for is just the basic needs.
Can't we be grateful enough?

When you further your study in Medicine, some people will try to stop you.
They tell you that there are too many graduates and you won't find a job but all of them are just nonsense.
Believe in yourself that this is what you want and ignore what others might say.
Find your own reasons why do you really wanna take Medicine or else you're vulnerable to suggestions and can easily fail.

One of the simplest reason to further study in Medicine is to make others happy.
Yes. Happy.
When they're happy, won't you be happy too?
And if you wanna make others happy, InshaaAllah He will help you to go through this.
Just enjoy every single day in your life.

There's an ayaah in the Quran,

"... And whoever saves one - it is as if he had saved mankind entirely..." [5:32]

Some tips from Prof Latiff;
Plan milestones in your life.
What are you going to have in another 5 years? 10 years? 30 years?
And don't be afraid to dream high as dreams really come true if we have the courage to pursue them.

Last but not least, before Prof Latiff ended the program, a young lady asked him,
"How to balance between dakwah (as we're the Khalifah) with our daily life schedules?"

And he answered, "All good things are dakwah."

Dakwah isn't just about sitting together in a circle, talking about Islamic stuffs.
No.
Dakwah is how you treat and talk to people nicely.
Dakwah is helping your colleagues and friends.
Dakwah is general and covered all our daily life aspects.

Good blog post can be a dakwah too, isn't it?

Yang baik datang dari Allah dan yang buruk datang dari diri saya sendiri.
If I make any mistakes, please inform me.

Thank you and assalamualaikum :)

First Week In IMU

Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.

I just finished writing out notes about First Aid Training which I only managed to capture photos of the slides yesterday haha. So here I am, in International Medical University, as a medical student. Cewah cara cakap macam I'm a doctor, padahal just started my degree haha. Basically these 2 weeks are orientation weeks but I only attend those briefings and talks with lecturers. I decided not to attend the orientation conducted by seniors bcs of some personal reasons which I think it isn't really appropriate to write them here.

I stay in Vista Komanwel C which is just about 10 to 15 minutes walk from IMU and LRT station. All of my housemates are 3rd semester medical students; Kak Nas, Najwa, Faika, Am and Thivya. Alhamdulillah, I'm really really grateful to have them as my housemates. Easier for me to ask anything about medic and the most important thing is they're very friendly and kind!

IMU is really strict about 2 things which are; dress code & speaking English. No jeans, no slippers, no funky clothes etc. Everyone wears formal attire. Yes, Friday is casual day (casual lah sangat haha) which means Polo shirt is allowed but still no t-shirt, no jeans, no slippers. Neither blaming nor breaking IMU rules as I personally think that this is the best way to train all future doctors, dentists, nurses, and pharmacists to dress well. Of course you don't wanna see doctors wearing t-shirt with baggy jeans right? Oh yes, speaking English is compulsory when you're in the campus. Still trying my best not to speak Malay with my Malay friends hehe.

There are only about 20 Malays (I bet it's less than 20) out of 200+ medical students. But that doesn't mean that we have to stay around and stick with Malays only. After knowing our groups for the orientation weeks, either in the lecture hall or auditorium, we usually sit according to groups so it's easier for us (read: them) to discuss about the performances etc. Sporting course mates and group mates. Though we're from different races and religions, we treat each other nicely.

The other thing that I really like about studying in IMU is the theory and clinical parts aren't separated in different semesters. As like me, during my first semester I'll have Foundation Module and clinical practice at the same time. We will also have few clinic visits this semester. Sounds great! I just can't wait to start everything hehe.

Alright I shall continue studying. Kiasu much haha.

Assalamualaikum peeps!


JPA Scholarship Application Process For Bursary Students (Local University)

Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.

Today I'm gonna share with you the application process after you have completed your pre-university study (such as A-Level, IB, Foundation etc). I just completed everything and decided to share the process here in my blog.

1.  After you have really make up your mind where to further your study, open eSILA website (here) and click "SISTEM PROFILING BURSARY", 5th box on the right column.


2.  Click "DAFTAR" if you haven't registered yet.


3.  Click "LOG MASUK" and enter your ic number and password to log in.


4.  Fill in all the details in PENGAKUAN, PROFIL PEMOHON, MAKLUMAT KELUARGA and MAKLUMAT AKADEMIK. Click "CETAK SLIP" > "MUAT TURUN SLIP PERMOHONAN" and print it.


5.  Prepare all the documents needed before sending them to JPA office. You can go there by yourself or just send them by post. You'll get an email after that.


6.  Follow all instructions in "E-PENAWARAN" as stated in the email above.

7.  Print the "SENARAI SEMAK" so it's easier for you to check whether all documents needed are already prepared or not.

Be careful when you fill in the "DOKUMEN PERJANJIAN BIASISWA PERSEKUTUAN".
Make sure you follow all of the guidelines given so you won't make any mistake.
Use black ball pen, write with CAPITAL LETTERS, make sure that all dates are the same etc.
Provide a copy of your Bank Islam slip.
Don't worry if you forget to open a Bank Islam account as you can do it at Kompleks Kerajaan Parcel E which is nearby the Kompleks C.
Then send all documents to JPA Office at Kompleks C, 5th floor and voila everything's done!


HAVE PROBLEMS TO LOG INTO THE EPROFILING?

  • I forgot my password
  • I didn't get the activation email
  • I accidentally wrote the wrong IC number
  • I want to change the registered email
  • I want to terminate my application for 'Program Penajaan Bursary'

Eg; What if I forgot my password? 
Don't panic. There's an easy way how to get your password back, as long as you remember your IC number and password for your email. Here are the steps.

1.  Go to 'SISTEM PROFILING BURSARY' or you can just click here


2.  Click the 'MASALAH LOG MASUK?'



 3.  Choose 'SAYA TERLUPA KATA LALUAN' and click 'SETERUSNYA'. (You might also choose the other problem you encounter as what I've already mentioned in the bullet points above. 


 4.  Insert your 'IC NUMBER' in the column provided and click 'SETERUSNYA'. 



 5.  You'll get a temporary password in your email. Check for the email either in the inbox / spam / junk mail.


6.  Log in using the temporary password and now, it's time to change back the password. 

7.  Click 'TUKAR KATA LALUAN' at the top bar. (Ehem, excuse my bulat face haha)


8.  Insert the temporary password in the "KATALALUAN SEMASA" and insert your new password in the "KATALALUAN BARU" and "PENGESAHAN KATALALUAN. And there you go!


I hope this post may help you.
Toodles!
Assalamualaikum :)

Why Is This Happening To Me?

Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.

Lately I've become absolutely sensitive when it comes to talking about UK and 'fly'.
I just wanna be alone and hide under my blanket.
Yes, I don't feel like talking to anybody.
I don't know what happened but maybe because the fact that I will stay studying in local and many of my friends are gonna further their studies in overseas.
Some of you are facing the same thing, we're in the same boat.

There was a night when overthinking stroke my mind again.
Yeah yeah fine I know overthinking is the root of all problems, but sometimes you just can't help yourself from doing it.

"Kenapalah JPA baru tambah list untuk Medic kat UK. If they did this earlier, mesti kitorang sempat nak apply uni yang bawah bawah and takde lah apply yang top je. But still tu pun ada yg kitorang dapat takde dalam list (ex;Uni of Belfast). Not fair. Dah lah nak dapat placement for Medic susah, kena interview, requirements pun mostly tinggi, tak macam course lain." 

Timbul perasaan tak bersyukur tanpa disedari. Astaghfirullahalazim.

I thought about this and that for the whole night.
Why did I choose Medic?
Why not something else that I love?
Why I didn't apply for courses that related to Maths?
Why prefer staying local semata-mata wanna take Medic?
Why not just go to UK in whatever course I got?

MashaaAllah perangai.

Tired of comforting myself, telling that anywhere is okay as long as it is Medic.
My family and friends tried their best to make me feel okay.
But still, it isn't enough.
It is hard, really.
Especially when almost everyone around you talks about fly and overseas and this and that.
Ada siap tanya "Eh kenapa tak fly?"
Ouch.

Yesternight, I scrolled my instagram and a picture caught my eyes.

"Allah knows what your silent heart wants. Even if you don't include in your prayers. He hears what your heart whispers. He may not give to you but someday, when you least expect it, things will happen in the best possible way."

And I found this tweet;

"Kita tengok kawan kita study takde lah teruk sangat.
Masa makan dia makan.
Masa tidur dia tidur.
Nak berjaga sampai lewat malam pun jarang.
Homework pun meniru.
Tapi.
Setiap kali test markah tinggi.
Bila exam dapat result tip top.
Tiba tiba terdetik dalam hati 'Dia ni tak study sangat pun result gempak. Aku yang tunggang terbalik study, result takat tu jugak.'
Istighfar.
Aturan rezeki setiap orang lain.
Mungkin rezeki dia kat pelajaran.
Mungkin rezeki kita nanti kat kerja.
Mana lah tahu kan.
Yang kita nampak result dia lagi bagus dari kita.
Kita tak nampak mungkin keluarga dia tak seharmoni keluarga kita.
Kita tak tahu.
Jadi kenapa nak cemburu dengan rezeki orang.
Apa yang ada ni kita bersyukur.
Allah itu Maha Adil.
Setiap hamba Nya dapat bahagian masing-masing.
Bila? Macam mana? Kat mana?
Semua urusan Allah.
Kita usaha, doa dan tawakal."

BANG!
Subhanallah.
Those words were like bullets, shot straight into my heart.
I was a bit ignorant, I must say.
If I really trust him, I shouldn't have this kind of feeling.
His plans are better than mine, that's for sure.

At least I've got few placements in medical schools.
I can choose one of them. Alhamdulillah.
Ada tu yang nk dapat placement even in local pun susah.
Some have to choose other courses bcs they don't get any offer from medical school.
Few of my friends faced different but greater challenges than I am, but they still stay strong and have faith in Allah.
Why can't I do that?

Mungkin segala hikmah kita tak nampak sekarang.
Maybe to make me stronger than before is one of the hikmah(s).
No one knows.
Usaha, du'a and tawakal.

There's a part in our du'a during high school that becomes my routine until now.

"Ya Allah, kurniakanlah yang terbaik buat diri kami. Janganlah Engkau biarkan nasib kami ditentukan oleh diri kami sendiri walaupun kadar sekelip mata mahupun yang lebih pendek dari itu."

To anyone who are facing great challenges, don't stop here.
You can get through all this!
Just move on and stay strong.
If you stop here, you can't see what your future holds.
Maybe something that we never expect.

InshaaAllah apa yang berlaku semua yang terbaik untuk diri kita.
Trust Him.

p/s: Don't complain dear self, don't complain.

A Journey To Putrajaya

Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.

Cewah the title itself makes me sound like I've never been to Putrajaya.
Tipu lah tak pernah haha.
During high school, almost every outing I went to Alamanda which is situated in Putrajaya.
That's the nearest shopping mall to ssp.
But I've never discovered other places there before.

From Malacca to Putrajaya is about 120km and today was my first time driving that far weehoo!
I fetched Audi from her house to accompany me.
Actually the main reason why I had to go to Putrajaya was because I wanna send some documents to JPA but it took only 10 mins to settle everything.

So ...

Mari kita enjoyyyy~

Hahaha but with our parents' permission okay.
As our stomachs couldn't tolerate with us anymore, we decided to have our lunch first.
The easiest place to find restaurants; Alamanda.
Not sure why but both of us craved for cakes so after wandering around for quite some time, we went to Secret Recipe (where else in Alamanda has nice food and cakes haha).

I ordered Turkey Shank but to wait for 20-25 minutes was a no no.
So I changed to Spaghetti Meatballs.
And not forget, a piece of Raspberry Cake and watermelon juice.
Whilst Audi had Chicken Parmigiana, Chocolate Lava Cake and a glass of chocolate ice-blended.
Nyummss!

After having lunch, we went finding surau to perform Zuhur. 
While wearing my tudung bawal back, I heard someone called my name.
Guess what?!
We bumped into our ex-classmate in ssp, Tmad! 
We were veryyyy excited to see each other, haha typical girls.

Our journey had to be continued. 
We still had some time to go anywhere. 
Amboi berjalan je hidup haha.
So I set my Waze app to Taman Botani.

Even from the parking area we could see that there weren't many visitors there.
Maybe because today is Wednesday (weekday) so most people were working at that time.
Click here for more info about Taman Botani.

Jakuns jap bila nampak this long bridge haha.
Along the way, you'll see there're few signboards which tell you about those trees.
Yeah we walked to the end of the bridge but unfortunately we had to turn back because it started to rain.
Luckily we managed to capture few photos there hehe.


Audi acah acah model skirt

Bridge Selfie

*insert deep caption*

A little bit frustrated and disappointed because I didn't have the chance to see any flowers at the Taman Botani *sigh*.
Anyway overall I really enjoyed; slip had been sent to JPA & got the chance searching and driving to those places by myself (w/ Audi's help as well) weehoo.

It's just a starting point to travel away with my friends.
I know this might sound so lame, "yelah bukannya pergi jauh sangat pun" haha.

But it really means something to me.

Q&A With Ardilla

Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.

Yesterday I received a good question on my ask.fm.
Many people had asked me the same thing before and today I decided posting my answer on this blog.

QUESTION:


ANSWER:
I've tried my very very very best to study abroad even until today. 
I called the agent for Irish Universities last year by myself and asked them the procedures to apply. 
Unfortunately, they couldn't proceed bcs IELTS result (which I haven't yet taken) is compulsory for application, not like UK universities. 
The closing date was on 31st December and I didn't have the chance applying them. 
Then I took IELTS in the early of 2014 just bcs I wanted to apply for RCSI (Royal College of Surgeon Ireland) as the application and closing date were a bit diff. 
Again, luck wasn't on my side. 
The IELTS result had been postponed and I didn't manage to send my application form. 
But I didn't stop here. 

I went to the Irish Universities and Medical Schools Consortium in KL and met the one who handles application. 
Although it was in vain, but I was satisfied. 
The final date (which I never knew) for the university clearing has passed. I was late. 

Besides Ireland, I also searched for Australian universities that offer medic and I looked at their websites one by one to know the intake dates and requirements. 
Most of them start on Feb and that means I have to wait for another 5 months (10 months holiday is more than enough already haha) which I never consider as more time will be wasted, waiting for something that is uncertain. 
And most of them are opened for degree holders only. 

I also thought of applying Manipal University but I didn't continue my intention bcs the application fee itself was quite expensive and most prolly I wont go there as there's no scholarship. 
That's why for India I only applied to USM-KLE. 
I had received the unconditional offer (Alhamdulillah!) but unfortunately they didn't include my name for MARA. 
This is the first time they got application from A-Level leavers. 
There're only few places for MARA and I guess they preferred those from matrik (is the spelling correct?) and foundation programmes. 
But a friend of mine helped me sending an appeal letter to MARA and I'm still waiting for a reply *finger crossed*. 

There's no other scholarship/company sponsors for Medicine degree programme. 
I went to MARA and JPA main buildings to ask them whether they can sponsor or not if I get any overseas offer and they strictly said no. 
For JPA, I must follow the list given and for MARA, they only can give loan for local universities. 
I also asked TAPEM (like yayasan negeri) but nowadays they don't sponsor anymore. 

I even thought maybe I should accept other course (I got offer for Medical Sc in Edinburgh and Biomedic in Newcastle) but then I said to myself this is not what I want.
I wanna take Medicine from the start and I shouldn't change my mind just because I wanna study in overseas. 
That's why I decide staying here and apply to local medical universities. 
InshaaAllah if I didn't get MARA for USM-KLE and everything has been settled down, I will enter IMU (International Medical University) end of this August. 

Yes I already did every single thing I could do to study abroad.
Now, I've come to a point realising that future is really not ours to see and world is not a wish granting factory (Que Sera Sera and TFIOS haha). 
I accept it willingly and with an open heart.
Have faith in Him. 
Maybe this is the best for me.

I hope I already answered your question. Thank you for asking :)
Assalamualaikum and have a nice day everyone.

Raya Visit

Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.

It's a common thing during Eid ul-Fitr to visit relatives and friends.
Even if the person doesn't organise an open house or "makan-makan", you can still go to their houses personally and have a great chit-chat while eating kuih-raya as this is the only chance to visit them at their places.
No I wasnt going anywhere.
But someone came to my place this morning!
Weeee it's Audi and Rafiq!

Meet my best friend, Audi

The last time I met her was few months ago.
Couldn't imagine how excited I was when she told me she wanted to come to my house.
Yes we really had a nice chit-chat; telling each other bout our daily routines and stuffs, discussing about life as medical and dentistry students (tho I still haven't started my degree yet haha), reminding ourselves to always be tough and have faith in Him, and ofcs reminiscing back our high school life as we do miss it sooo much!
Then we went out for lunch, together with Rafiq.
Never get bored when it comes to talking with them.

Thank you again Audi and Rafiq for coming to my house today.
Looking forward to see you guys next time.
Take care!

Assalamualaikum.

Power of Moods

Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.


Accepted Accomplished Aggravated Alone Amused Angry Annoyed Anxious Apathetic Ashamed Awake Bewildered Bitchy Bittersweet Blah Blank Blissful Bored Bouncy Calm Cheerful Chipper Cold Complacent Confused Content Cranky Crappy Crazy Crushed Curious Cynical Dark Depressed Determined Devious Dirty Disappointed Discontent Ditzy Dorky Drained Drunk Ecstatic Energetic Enraged Enthralled Envious Exanimate Excited Exhausted Flirty Frustrated Full Geeky Giddy Giggly Gloomy Good Grateful Groggy Grumpy Guilty Happy High Hopeful Hot Hungry Hyper Impressed Indescribable Indifferent Infuriated Irate Irritated Jealous Jubilant Lazy Lethargic Listless Lonely Loved Mad Melancholy Mellow Mischievous Moody Morose Naughty Nerdy Not Specified Numb Okay Optimistic Peaceful Pessimistic Pissed off Pleased Predatory Quixotic Recumbent Refreshed Rejected Rejuvenated Relaxed Relieved Restless Rushed Sad Satisfied Shocked Sick Silly Sleepy Smart Stressed Surprised Sympathetic Thankful Tired Touched Uncomfortable Weird

No no you don't have to read all of them.
I'm just giving you some examples of mood.
Why did I bring up this topic tonight?

Some of us may not know the power of moods.
Sometimes we are unaware and oblivious of their potentials, ignoring their capabilities in our daily life.
I never thought about this deeply before until today.

Yesterday was kinda hectic.
It was the last day of Eid ul-fitr holiday before everyone goes back to their routines.
We had to send my brother and sister back to their school and university respectively.
Tho I didn't have to drive I still had to be in the car and of course the long journey as well.
You may say Malacca-Selangor isn't too far but well with the traffic jam and loads of cars.. it was far!

On our way back home, I fell asleep.
When Ibu and Ayah tried waking me up, I was quite moody.
I sulked and refused to follow Ibu and Ayah to the surau at first bcs it was quite far from the car and a bit smaller (sesak if ramai orang) compared to the other one.
Then I thought nak tak nak I have to follow, yelah takkan nak tinggal solat pula.
So I just followed them.
With a long face.

Ibu opened the surau door and switched on the lights.
Ya Allah seriously we were very shocked to see there's a lady who was sleeping at the corner.
Yelah mana tak terkejut bcs at first we thought there's no one in the surau haha.
Then we entered the surau *still moody*.

Ibu as usual, nampak orang je mesti tegur, lebih lebih lagi if takde orang lain haha.
So ibu greeted her and she replied kindly.
After solat, while wearing back my shawl and putting pins here and there, I couldn't help overhearing their conversation.
The lady asked Ibu how old I am and Ibu told her I'm 20.
I looked at them.
Ibu and that lady smiled at me and automatically I smiled back at them.
Suddenly *wooshhh* all bad mood and moody feeling went away.
Terus tak bad mood dah and no more long face.

At night someone made me mad.
The bad mood came back~
(Tak penat ke asyik moody je harini? Haha)
But luckily that person (C) didn't scold me and leave me hanging just like that.
C did something and with C's happy mood and positive aura, everything went back to normal.
See? The power of moods.

Lifting your spirits can be a potent medicine.
You have choices, either to be happy or sad or down, etc.
Fyi, you'll do much better in anything, even when you feel down or angry, if you maintain good moods!
And don't forget to maintain good actions (ex: care for others like you'd never been hurt).
Why is that so?
Because actions reshape how the human brain functions, so emotions will line up and follow them.
Rather than blaming poor moods on life, people, lack of time, or desire for perfection, why don't you consider how to upgrade moods and be positive everyday?

Till here. Assalamualaikum and have a good mood today!