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My Study Week Routine (Part 1)

Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh. The lights went off and everything turned dark. Adrenaline surged. I thought I had become blind, or dead. I screamed, calling my mother, "Ibuuuuu, kita tak nampak." One chance to confirm it. I flipped the curtain and saw there was moonlight outside, and at the same time ayah opened my door with a torchlight in his right hand. I felt relief. I was neither blind nor dead. It turned out that my housing area had gone blackout. Ceh, penat je over panic macam dalam drama haha.  Anyway, as most of my study week break I spend at home and I don't have any other things I do or places I go, today I'm gonna tell you guys what is my study week routine. Yeayyyy.  The main thing I do is of course, studying.  The reason why I choose to have my sweet time at home is because there's no one in Vista as they are having their Christmas holiday and I don't have to think what to eat, what to buy and how to survive the day

Easy Way To Uplift Someone's Mood

Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.  One of my ongoing CPUV campaigns is Kleenex Bloom and since last week I've been wondering what is this all about actually. I know Kleenex is a tissue brand, but hey, what's up with the Bloom thingy at the back? I typed on Google 'What is Kleenex Bloom' and clicked the search button, but unfortunately I could find nothing. So, I decided to surf directly to Kleenex's website. I found this! You can click on the photo above to directly go to their website. It's about their new scented tissues! No wonder they put bloom, which means flower as their newly produced tissue, CHERRY BLOSSOM and ROSE have nice fragrance and smell, just like those flowers. My sister ( click here to read her blog ) once told me that she would put some perfume every time before she starts studying to increase the mood and create a good aura. And yes, a nice flower-like smell can stimulate and trigger positive thoughts.  St

O&G Posting In HKL (Week 3) - Wards

Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.  Counting down for my end of semester 3 examination wuaaaa mygaddd so cuak. I hope it's still not too late to update about my elective posting experience. To be in the wards was totally different from the time when we were in the labour room and clinics . We could do almost nothing as our supervisor had warned us not to touch the patient, not to take photos of patient or with the patient, not to do this, not to do that. Still terngiang-ngiang in my ears when she said, "Don't mess up with anything." (We nodded slowly dengan muka takut and kept silent). We read a few case files, then another one, and another one. Most of the time, we read case files. Another time when we were not.. we stood quietly in front of a patient's bed, thinking of what we should do. Haha yes, that bored. Boredom struck since the first day of our posting, nonetheless we still managed to learn something. Looking at us who looked clueless and

O&G Posting In HKL (Week 2) - Clinics

Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.  Our week in clinic started by meeting a fierce-outside-kind-inside doctor who had been told by Dr A that Tiara and I were gonna 'shadow' her. The moment she stepped into the room, we froze. As she walked by us, we stunted and held our breath, hoping we had some kind of magic charm to be invisible for a second or two. There was no other choice, nak tak nak we had to greet her and introduce ourselves. Tiara started the conversation by informing her that we are medical students from IMU and would be there for a week yada yada. The small clinics, which can place 2 doctors at a time were connected to one another on the inside and it was really convenient for doctors to discuss cases and nurses to collect things and Bed Head Tickets (BHT) aka case files. As each room was quite small, Tiara and I had to separate as it would be very crowded for 2 students to be in the same room. I decided to leave and find another doctor for me to sha

Clinical Rotation To Jempol (5 Tips, 9 Things)

Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabakaratuh. I manage to remember some of the things that might be useful for those who are going to Jempol for the clinical rotation under IMU. 5 TIPS FOR A BETTER JOURNEY 1.  Ask permission from matron / sister It's a matter of courtesy and politeness. Respect everyone in the hospital and when you arrive at the ward, do tell them (matron / sister / nurse) that you are there to ask some questions and do physical examinations on the patients yada yada. At least they acknowledge your presence.  2.  Clerk before check the case file Try to figure out the final diagnosis before you check the case file. But I advise you to check it before you do any physical examination, just in case the patient has a mild infectious disease and as a precaution. 3.  Jot down while talking My group mates and I had been told by a doctor from the clinical school that we should jot down while asking questions. He said that you're not being rude, in

Dr Bee

Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.  The best procrastinator award goes to me. I'm gonna have another posting, but this time to a GP's (General Practitioner) clinic before Semester 4 starts. (Semoga Ardilla pass Semester 3, amin!) GP clinic is the usual private clinic, which is not in the hospital, such as "Klinik ABC" or maybe "Klinik Dr Ardilla" (ehh) hehe one day InshaaAllah! The last day we were supposed to submit the reply form to the IMU Academic Service Department (ASD) was yesterday and me, as the best procrastinator has not sent it yet. Great. I had sent an email to the ASD, telling them that I'll submit the reply form a bit late, but the person in charge hasn't replied me and yet, I myself haven't found a GP who's willing to let me become a penyibuk inside his/her clinic for a week haha.  Luckily, my family is quite close to this one doctor and I told my parents that I wanted to shadow him, expecting my parents woul


Blocked mind, twitched muscle, cramped stomach, dry mouth. 2 hours had passed, but I'm still in the bus, on my way back to Kuala Lumpur. From my home to Bukit Jalil takes only about 1 hour and 20 minutes away, but the fact that I'm going back by bus and the bus travels from Melaka Sentral to Terminal Bersepadu Selatan makes the journey becomes 2 hours. If the traffic is jammed, more hours have to be spent on the road-- and yes, I prefer sleeping.  I have an assignment to be completed, upcoming exams to be focused on, another posting (general practitioner) to be applied, and 2 more weeks left before my elective posting comes to the end. It seems a lot, but instead of ranting how tired I am and how I have to squeeze everything as time gets shorter and exam comes nearer, I guess I just have to adapt to the current situation and move through all these and pass the obstacles. I bet there are people out there who are in a harder struggle than mine, so who am I to keep complainin

O&G Posting In HKL (Week 1) - Labour Room

Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.  Finally, it’s weekend! Last Monday was my first day in Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL), doing a 3-week posting on the O&G department (sakit Puan). As early as 6.45am we were already out of Vista and walked to the Sri Petaling LRT Station with my sleepy and not-enough-sleep eyes. We had to report at 8.00am, so we rushed to the manager's office and the experience I had on the first day wasn't as I expected; attach to a doctor, shadow her and follow her anywhere she goes. My expectations, just slipped through our fingers as we arrived at the specialist's clinic, where she was so busy, but we managed to sneak into her room before she checked another patient and she talked non-stop about the do's and Don'ts (mostly the Don'ts); don't take photos of anything, don't touch our patients, don't this don't that and don't mess up. Then she asked us where's our letter. When we told her the letters were

Tambang LRT Naik! Ada Cara Murah?

Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.  Recently, train fares have been increased included LRT, monorail and ERL, and ever since then, a lot of people seemed to express their dissatisfaction as those public transports are used to travel from one place to another place, not only just to shop and hang out with friends, but also to work and do daily errands. I never really concerned about this situation before as it has nothing to do with me because there's neither train nor road toll in Melaka, but this issue started to alarm me 2 days ago, when using the LRT and ERL has become a routine. Bila diri sendiri yang kena baru nak ambil kisah ish ish ish. I'm having my posting in HKL, so everyday I have to take the LRT from Sri Petaling, then change to monorail either in Hang Tuah or Titiwangsa, and straight to Chow Kit as it is the nearest train station from HKL. Itu pun I have to walk about 1.9km because O&G (Wad bersalin) building is the furthest away cis haha bole

Clinical Rotation To Jempol (Day 2 & 3)

Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh Warning: It's gonna be a long post. (25-26th November 2015, Wednesday & Thursday) The night wasn't as cold as I thought, then I realised the static-not-swinging air conditioner only blew to the other side of the room hmm I bet Eema must be shivering last night, kitorang pula sedap je tidur aiyo later on we'll make sure the air conditioner swings okay? I think I heard someone knocking the room doors at 6.00am, but I refused to wake up as my alarm clock hadn't rung yet, so I continued sleeping before waking up for real at 6.30 and instantly entered the bathroom to take a bath. I prayed and got ready. Others started to rise, had their shower and we had a breakfast with food we bought yesternight before kicking off the day, walking 1.5km to the hospital.  I only brought my white coat and necessary things such as stethoscope, pen torch, pocket watch, name tag and ID card, 2 pens, measuring tape, a notebook given

Clinical Rotation To Jempol (Day 1)

(24th November 2015, Tuesday) Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh. I just ended my 3-day-clinical rotation and came back from Jempol the day before yesterday. Previously, IMU would send all semester 3 medical students to Hospital Kuala Kubu Baru for the clinical rotation, but this time they added one more hospital, making it becomes 2 and we are divided into 2 hospitals; half of the students go to KKB and the other half to Jempol. My group (E5) became the first group from the first batch being sent to Jempol.  This Jempol posting was one thing that I really looked forward other than the elective posting, which starts next week, but the past experiences told by seniors and not-so-nice stories about KKB accommodations made me a lil bit nervous and I expected to stay in Jempol would be more or less the same, or maybe way far worse than KKB. A place with bunk beds, no bed sheet and pillowcase, no iron, lack of this and that, it's gonna be hard, but don't worry, w

A Community Visit (KK Seri Kembangan) - The Van LEFT Me!

Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabakaratuh. It was our second clinic visit for this semester. The previous visit was to a dialysis centre, while this time we went to a government clinic, which is usually called as a 'Klinik Kesihatan' (KK) aka 'Poliklinik' for follow-up cases with diabetic patients. My real fear about clinic visit had finally come true, though I had neither wished nor expected "today is the day". I already woke up for Subuh prayer and continued sleeping after that, without realising I had turned off all the 5-minute-interval alarms that I had set the night before and the worst part came.. IMU van left me. Yes, it literally  LEFT.  One of my group mates to KK Seri Kembangan gave me a call at 7.30 as the bus was gonna leave soon. Wait. Not a call. But thrice. Minus the two calls from my other group mate. I asked them to go first and I'd find my own way to reach there, which after a while of thinking, I only had 2 choices which were

How To Add Pages / Tabs At The Top of Your Blog

Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabakaratuh. Recently, I edited my tabs at the top of this blog by changing it from list of posts to list of links because I think it's more reader friendly (acehh) as you can just click on the tab and there's a list of titles. Then I realised there are a few ways to where you can lead your tabs/pages to. I'm going to show you how to do it, step by step :) As far as I know, there are 3 ways of doing it. Let's begin! FIRST STYLE (A list of links) 1.   Go to your dashboard (, then click 'Pages'. 2.   Click 'New Page' 3.   A new page will be opened, and it's like a normal 'new post' page. But the difference is this page won't be posted in your 'home'. As for example here, I wanna make a backlink to '2015 KL Big Kitchen Festival'. So, open a new page of where the post is and copy the link above (as you can see in the second photo below). 4.