Showing posts from 2014

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, the

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 every

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

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.

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

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 w

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 c

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 as

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

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 i

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

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 instruction

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 mostl

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 Ala

Q&A With Ardilla

Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh. Yesterday I received a good question on my 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 Unive