Showing posts from October, 2015

Amazing Muslimah Clothing Tips

Sponsored post. Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.  Over the past few years we can see a growing community of Muslimah fashion bloggers and hijabista in Malaysia. This has totally changed the idea of how to infuse the modern lifestyle into the core of what it means to be a modern Muslimah. Even the media used to portray Muslimah women as shrouded in pitch black robes and fully covered from head to toe, feeding the stereotype idea that modern lifestyle, fashion and the religion itself could not mix.  However, this is when all those popular Muslimah fashion blogs prove them wrong with huge impact on the internet like no one has ever seen before. In fact, it is not that difficult to mix them all and dress fashionably like the others – but of course you must adhere to the basic guidelines of how to dress modestly like a true Muslim woman. There are so many ways to adopt a little creativity without even to have crossed the line. You just need to know there are plenty of

White Lab Coat

Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh. Planning to jog every evening, starting from this week, but recently, the weather has been quite bad, especially around 5-7pm, preventing me from going outside of the building. If I were still in IMU by the time the rain falls heavily, I have to stay at school and wait until the rain stops pouring, at least until drizzle is left.  I have 2 lab coats; the short sleeved is for clinical, which is used at least once every week while the long sleeved one is worn when we're in the lab. I took a great care after my (old) short sleeved lab coat because first, this is the only short sleeved I have and I was looking forward to use it for a couple more years and second, I love my lab coat looks neat and clean (though the colour isn't white as new anymore), especially when meeting outsiders, including nurses and real patients during hospital or clinic visits. I washed it every time after using and ensured myself to iron it before using, b

Need More Energy: Quick Nap or Caffeine?

Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.  Macam pernah Dylla tulis pasal ni, tapi dimana ye? Haha. Yes, I wrote something about Nescafe and staying up in my previous post entitled 'BERKESAN KE NESCAFE UNTUK STAY UP' (click the title to view the post). Since I was in high school, one thing that keeps lingering in my mind, makes me stuck in a 5-min-cannot-study-because-cannot-decide dilemma is whether to have a quick nap or drink coffee first. I know it doesn't make sense because whatever I do, for sure I would end up with having a power nap, esok pagi baru terjaga haha. Unless, like I'd already mentioned in the previous post, usually if I tried to hold my sleepiness after drinking Nescafe and go here and there, reading while walking so I won't fall asleep, then I wouldn't feel sleepy anymore, oh well, even though I would still tersengguk once in a while during staying up *garu kepala tak gatal* hehe.  Last night, one of my closest friends since high

Book Review: Anna And The French Kiss

Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabakaratuh.  Today can never be any better and it turned out everything ran smoothly so far, Alhamdulillah. I showed up for every classes, though I was thinking of not attending the last class (Medic lectures are not compulsory in IMU), because first, I hadn’t printed out the notes yet, and second, I could barely interpret and digest what the lecturer taught during the previous class in the morning. Thinking of having lunch with Tiara during the 2-hour-gap, but changed our intention last minute as I had a meeting with my MPU group mates for our video assignment and Tiara had some errands, so she had to leave the campus early. For the video assignment, we had to record some scenes based on the title we had chosen; Eating Disorders and Anxiety. Though the video is far from perfect, but it isn’t that bad for a first timer who just met each other without an ice breaking session plus the fact that we did everything spontaneously, yes, there was no script

Book Review: Stolen, Escape From Syria

Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabakaratuh.  A little bit of synopsis here; An Irish woman (Louise) married to a Syrian guy (Mostafa) and had a child with him named May. Together they stayed in Cyprus. She was being abused by her ex husband, but despite everything that had happened, he kept returning back to him. One day the guy abducted his own daughter and brought May to Syria. Louise entered Syria in order to be with her child and tried to bring her out of that war-zone country and with the help of many people along the way, they managed to escape and back to Cyprus again.  I felt really sorry for her at the beginning of the story when her ex husband abducted May and she had to figure out ways to rescue her. I know I'd never understand what a mother would do for the sake of her child as I'm not yet married and my ibu always tells me, "Bila awak dah kahwin, dah ada anak, baru awak faham." But as the story went, I became really frustrated by what happen

Inserting A Tube Into The Private Part

Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.  The title above is actually the layman's term for Urinary Catheterisation. Yesterday I had my last CSU for Renal System (kidneys and urinary tract) as next 2 weeks, we're gonna start our Endocrine module (hormones). Wei Bin and I were very excited for this CSU. Well, obviously because it's not a history taking session, where you have to think about clinical reasoning and come out with a few differential diagnosis haha and usually when it involves procedures, it will be so much fun as you will get the chance to perform it in front of either the doctor or peer tutor (usually seniors who have just graduated from IMU). I already read the manual and watched the video provided by CSSC (Clinical Skills and Simulation Centre) to prepare myself before entering the CSU session, if not, there's a high chance you'll be very 'blur' and if you less fortunate, free free kena marah dengan doctor or sister haha.  Watching

Tenggelamnya Kapal Van Der Wijck (Theatre)

Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh. T'was my first time entering Istana Budaya, watching a real theatre. When Audi told Rieza and I about this, asking whether we wanna join her or not, I immediately answered yes. Tak fikir lagi nak pergi sana naik apa, takpe yang penting beli tiket dulu haha that was what I thought. Audi bought the tickets for us together with her other UKM friends and I paid her. I never thought of looking at the poster or knowing who'd be the actors, until yesterday.  We arrived a bit late, but luckily they hadn't started yet, just Upin Ipin ads on the white screen. I was amazed by how big is the interior part of the Istana Budaya. First timer lah katakan, tu pasai cam rusa masuk kampung jap hehe. Finding our seats wasn't that hard as at the entrance, we were already instructed to go left. While in the enormous-great-looking hall, there were a few men who I believe a part of the theatre crew, and one of them showed us where were our

Gara Gara Lecturer Lain Accent

Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.  From Google Too sleepy to study so I reckon maybe I should write something in this blog first hehe. I realised lately I've been posting tips and serious stuff so today kita chill je okay? Last week, on Friday, I had 2 compulsory classes. Compulsory classes are those lectures other than Medicine and have attendance. Medicine lectures are not compulsory, pelik a bit kan? Maybe because they let us choose whether to come for a lecture or not. If ada attendance for Medic lectures, hm memang ramai lah yang kena barred time exam nanti haha. It was a lecture on the research study, yeah, we have to start doing research this year. A more serious research with a lot of journals and articles to be read *cry a river*, compare to our previous assignment, we usually only had to read 3-4 articles.  Most of the people who attended the research lecture were not really paying attention. I was sitting at the back, trying to listen and focu

Clerking A Simulated Patient aka History Taking

Assalamualaikum wahmatullahi wabarakatuh. History taking and medical students can't be separated. 70% of the information for doctors to make a diagnosis, or at least to come out with a few differential diagnosis is from history taking. A good history taking. That is what my doctors in Clinical Skills Unit (CSU) always tell us. For every system we will have at least one or two clinical skill sessions on history taking. That is when everyone feels so cuak because masing masing rasa diri tak ready if out of the blue you get a difficult case and a fierce doctor, my god cuak kebebeh I tell you.  In a group of 8-9 people, each person will have the chance to say something. Some doctors prefer to divide each student to clerk a different component rather than a full history taking, that means one person does the history of presenting illness, another person does the past medical history and so on. While some other doctors might ask a person to do the whole history taking, fuhh! My

How To Delete Your Facebook Account After You Pass Away

Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh. I always wonder, when I pass away one day, how should I delete my social media accounts. Things we share in social websites might not be good and everything will be counted in the hereafter. Recently, I found a new tool provided by Facebook for us to delete our Facebook when we have passed away. I would show you guys on how to delete / let someone to manage your account after you pass away. It only requires a few easy and straightforward steps.  DELETE ACCOUNT 1.   Click the small inverted triangle on the top right of your screen.  2.   Go to 'Settings'. 3.   Click 'Security' on the left side bar.  4.   Click 'Legacy Contact' and there will be 2 options that you can choose. I'd show you how to delete first. On the second option as you can see, there's a box under 'Account Deletion'. Click on that small box.  5.   Click 'Delete After Death'.  6.   Last

A Trip To The Dialysis Centre

Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh. Currently we are studying Renal System so everything is about the kidney, how the body maintains the constituent minerals and water in our body and stuff like that. For this system, we'd been divided into a few groups for a visit to the dialysis centre.  My group, which consists of 7 people went to the dialysis centre in Kampung Pandan this morning. Finally.. I felt excited as I could meet real patients again. We went there by a van which was provided by IMU. We arrived there around 8.15am and at 8.40am, the nurse/sister who works in the centre gave us a briefing about how they process the clean water, how the 'fake kidney' functions, steps to make sure their patients get the right amount of nutrients and minerals in the body, etc.  My group has 2 international students so it was quite hard for them to understand as the nurse spoke in Malay. I pity for them, but there was nothing we could do as the nurse told us she h

How I Spent Last Weekend

This post was supposed to be published 2 days ago.  Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.  I just sent my best friend to the bus station in Pekeliling, near the LRT Titiwangsa Station. Most of my best friends are from the same high school as me. From high school, to INTI and even to IMU, the people who I am close to are from the same high school. I know, my circle of close friends is not that big. Pusing pusing orang yang sama haha. 5 years in a boarding school makes you know each other well, what she likes, what she hates, who she adores and stuff like that. We rarely meet, but we do catch up with each other's life once every 2-3 months at least.  The last time I met Wafi (real name: Wahidah. Why Wafi? Hehe secret :p) was 3 years ago, I reckon so. She's studying in UIA Kuantan. She already planned to meet me last year, but unfortunately that time Malaysia was having a terrible flash flood and the bus couldn't get to Semenanjung as the road was blocked. Eve