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February 27, 2009

Events of the events..

One of the differences between studying here and studying in local uni is having the opportunity to bring up two ends of world together. Being in Ireland, whose people are mostly urrmmm...Whites(?) and Catholics, our arrival of variety skin colours and religions might trigger their curiosity-ness of who really we are. (Or so we would like to think as that)


Thus, events like International Cultural Week and Islamic Cultural Event are our golden opportunity to give them some exposure on who we are. What we are. Why we are doing stuff like this and that and every whatnots questions they have in their mind that might disturb them all this while (cey poyo je)...

Story 1

I was accompanying Wany at Muslim Cultural Society (MCS) booth which was opened to educate them on what Islam really is. They exhibited basic things in Islam like what's Hijab, Halal food and stuff. Honestly, that was my first experience of this kind of thing because all this while there has been always a conflict with my class schedule.

And so we were approached by a guy, who seemed to be interested with our leaflets of information. He took the FAQs leaflets. I began to converse, and that was the start of the almost never-ending discussion with the guy.

The guy is an atheist (a free thinker, like that) and so he has a lot of thing in his mind against the idea of believing in God. What I understand that he thinks that we don't need a God to tell us what's wrong or what's right as those things can be deduced by our own moral thinking. Some of the questions he asked me was : -
  • the response I got from local people ie the Irish. To which I replied the reponse has been so far so good as I haven't really encountered people who show their hatred to me etc etc. But my answer might be very biased as my world, so far revolved mainly around school and home only...
  • whether I felt opressed by wearing Hijab. To which I replied not at all. And I don't even see the idea of opression by making us wearing this Hijab. Instead, this Hijab has save us from a lot of damages, I guess?
  • whether Islam has put men on superior against women. To which I replied not really and then I passed to Kak Izzah to which she replied about how woman needs a man and vice versa. We also stressed out the point that opression of woman by man doesn't really occur now as we (as in, we, woman) can still go abroad, to study, work etc etc
  • my opinion on Gays. To which I replied they are going against nature and trying to make the world upside down. The guy strengthen his stance by saying "Do you belief in God? SO why don't you belief God has His own plan by making them gay" in which I think is totally ridiculous. He even said that they are born to be gay and said something about being genetically gay. Oh cmon, how do gays passed on their genes to begin with? Now don't even talk me about IVF or any other ridiculous idea of gay couples getting a child. They are just destroying the child's future as they will make the child confused about themself. I belief in Allah. and I belief Allah create man and woman for them to complement each other. In Quran, we've been "warned" about this homosexual issues by the story of People of Lut. eh kenapa tibe2 panjang sangat explain pasal gay ni hahahah..
The heated discussions went on for a while that I had to disengaged myself to entertain other people coming to our booth and let Kak Izzah continued with the guy. heheh...

And my evening at the MCS booth was spent promoting our chicken pies, beef pies, sweet porridge (bubur cha cha), chocolate cakes and bread savoury (?) in conjunction with "introducing" them about Halal food. It was really a good experience indeed :)

Story 2

Before Story 1 occured, I was in the Student Centre watching the performance of my fellow Malaysians for International Cultural Week. This annual event was organized by International Student department and each year, Malaysian booth must be the most urmmm...interesting I must say. Last year I was having my Biochem exam on the same week so I didn't get to perform/take part that much. It has been sort of a tradition that this event will be carried out by the 1st years. With the amount of 1st year students we have this year, the job was done excellently I must say!


I skipped Pathology class that evening to attend both events and I must say the experience that I got were really worth skipping the class!

Story 3

After our tiring Biochem lab, on the way out, I was having conversation with my Botswanian classmates F and KB

KB : You know the pie that u gave me yesterday (refer to story 1).....was it the rambutan meat?
Me : Huh? Rambutan? No that was CHICKEN pie.
KB : No no no it was rambutan meat, I know it was rambutan meat. The portion u gave me for the rambutan pie was so small
Me : What rambutan? Rambutan doesn't have meat
F : Yeah yeah yeah, in Malaysia you have a lot of oranggutan. you must be really eating tthem..


At that time I started bursting laugh...what??? ORANG UTAN rupenye..

Me : Oh no, that was not Orang Utan. That was chicken. And that's not how you pronounce it. It's o-rang (I paused) u-tan. Not oranggutan
F : Orangutan.
KB : yeah yeah it's orang (he paused) utan


And so they kept on repeating orang--utan for few times. heh~ sabo je lah...

Story 4

On the same day as the event in Story 1 & 2 happened, I (as in my housemates + Dayah and I) performed on the stage in front of the audience. For the second time of my life, I am contributing my sumbang voice to torture the audiences' ears. Hahahahha...it was even worse this year as I was still having my sore throat and I was struggling from not bursting cough. Hohohohoho....



anyway the event went well. and in the end of the day, I got to play with the adorable Darwisy Fakhrullah the tough guy. Hehehehe...

And I still find it hard to address myself as Aunty Nad. I guess I still am not used to the generation difference thing :P


Ahhh..okay.I really should get going now. The cough syrup are really making my world goes around literally...

February 26, 2009

I won't give up yet

Dear blog,

This is really tiring and frustrating. I really hope I can get over everything as soon as possible. I really have to keep this up in my mind. This experience is good. This experience is worth the stress. This experience is gonna be very useful when the time has come. This experience is good for my personal development. And all I have to do is just to keep it cool and put everything into places, slow and steady.

Dear blog,

The possibility of not being able to finish my revision really disturbs me. Coz I really haven't started anything just yet. With March approaching, the images of failing papers really scare me to death and distract me from settling whatever thing I am doing now. I want to move on. I want to pass everything smoothly. I. just. want.

Dear blog,

Wish me luck. I'll be back soon with happy stories and happy endings once everything is settled.


XOXO,

-Won't crack under pressure-

February 25, 2009

Missing the gist of blogging


image courtesy of here
Salam..

I think my blogging idea juice is running out as the days approaching March and the workloads began to mountain. Each time I tried to create post, my mind will stare blankly to the screen and I ended up posting nothing but craps.

The idea of having a blog (to me) is actually to record any moments that I consider meaningful in my life. Since my memory span is very limited, I need to record every single thing so that one day I could look it up again if I feel the need of doing so.


Image courtesy of here

I hope once I sort out my life I'll be back and running again.

Oh that reminds me I haven't been to the gym for ages....... T__________T

February 22, 2009

Hooooooomaiiiigooodddd this incessant coughing are seriously killing me. Dear virus / bacteria, can u get over me already, pretty pretty please??

The only greener side (or should I called it blue-er?) of the cough is I'm now consuming more than 2 litres of water per day as to keep the throat itchyless (yes, doctors and language people, kill me shoot me, I know I've came out with ridiculous terminology)


Today for the 1st time of my life, I played pool/snooker (I'm still confused which is which and I don't even bother looking up for the difference.lol) for an inter-house tournament. We (as in Wany and I) expectedly did not win but the winning/losing point was so close and that only luck did not chose us to move on to the semis and the finals. *sigh* Anyway a good game it was for a first timer like me and for most of us. Better luck in the future huh?

oooookayh peeps. Need to catch the Zs now. Esok den nak gi menjual nasi lomak. Nasikkkkk lomakkkkk~

February 21, 2009

Can I..

fly now?


"Nadz..Nazirah.........................................."

(=


Sorry guys, I'll be back once I'm done in the 9th cloud.

February 17, 2009

It's time for me...

..to make a change for better. Maybe I should start by stop being a bitter person. LOL.



And welcome back, the heaters. I miss you so much. Thanks to you my 25.49eu (a cost for a blower) is saved

And thank you, hair dryer, for being my saviour (before I opted to sleep besides the oven...oh yes I actually used the hair dryer to make things warmer)


Could you be my unintended?
Could you be my the one I'll always love?
Could you be the one who listens to my deepest acquisition?

February 16, 2009

It is such a big waste...

...bila kecik-kecik hensem, besar-besar jadi Rempit.

Just some random thought I had when I revisit my abandoned friendster account. Huhuhu...

am thinking of deleting the account but since it might be useful for future stalking reference (LOL)...I would just leave it dormant like that..

Owhhhh I finally caught a cupid mouse!!!!! *dance around*

And the house is still as igloo as it is since 4 days ago. *sigh* I think I might need to get a blower (baca betul2..no nasty nasty thoughts pleashhh) if the beloved landlord couldn't fix them by next week. sssseeejjjjuuuukkkk wwweeeehhhhh. Takkan nak kena study tepi oven kot?

February 15, 2009

Day 3 without you...

....the heaters.

Temperature rising temperature falling. I started to have shower at nights to keep up with the almost freezing temperature. (I don't know why I have this kind of beliefs. Is it even rational?)

the body's temperature has started to show off sign of protest....

What's the point of having this adipose tissue embedded all over the body when they can't even do their heat insulation job properly. *tarik tarik rambut*


And what's with the MouseHunt addiction??? Fhoiiitakdepeperiksaanke??




....the ever growing episodes of bitterness continues.....

p/s : Happy birthday my beluffed Hot Cokolet and my fellow bakal Dentist.

February 14, 2009

Pakcik Eoin kenapa heater tak bukak neyhhhhhhhhhhh...

Pakcik John berkata "ek elehhh....baru heater rosak baii....7 degrees pun takleh tolerate ke..gua -38 relaxxx jaaa" (pakcik John merupakan ex rempit cawangan sentul tahun 70an)


The last thing I would expect to happen during these days is the heater shutting down and not showing signs of coming back...yet.

"Aishhhh takleh study lah camniiiiiiiii. terpaksaaa tido" kata Nazira, pelajar tahun kedua pergigian yg sangat pemalas dan patut dihukum rejam kerana kemalasannya.


Brr....this is cold cold. Like you come out from your house and u come in back like there's no difference. Like u can make a campfire at the backyard. Like cold cold, I don't feel like doing anything but to curl up and sleep.





come friends let's join us! (akan lebih annoying kalau Zack nyanyi. hehehe..kan Zack??)

Lets gather around the campfire
And sing our campfire song
Our C-A-M-P-F-I-R-E S-O-N-G song
And if you don't think that we can sing it faster then you're wrong
But it'll help if you just sing along

Patrick:
Pam Pam Pam...

SpongeBob:
C-A-M-P-F-I-R-E S-O-N-G song
C-A-M-P-F-I-R-E S-O-N-G song
And if you dont think that we can sing it faster then you're wrong
But it'll help if you just sing along

C-A-M-P-F-I-R-E S-O-N-G song
Patrick!

Patrick:
Song! C-A-M-P-F-I-R-E...

SpongeBob:
Squidward good
It'll help
It'll help
If you just sing along!
O Yea!!


p/s : yes, i am on my tingtong mode. no thanks to the cold atmosphere..
sejukkkk...i need bigggg hugggggss..

February 12, 2009

Jusssttttt nice...

Ahaa...right after we bought our ticket, our beloved Dr NR (module coordinator) posted the clinical attachment timetable. It ends on 25th of June, just nice a day before we depart home.

Actually the ticket was bought with the thought of skipping the clinical attachment for 1-2 weeks but heyyyy guess what, we are on schedule bebeyh!

My session would be mostly on Wednesdays and Thursdays. And the sessions are rotated between Restorative and Dental Surgery. So basically I have FIVE FREAKING FREE DAYS in a week throughout that month. What the hellokitty am I gonna do babe?? What the hellokittykittykat???????????? Orang semua dah balik and here I am alone. And I don't even have a place to stay yet....

Okay okay maybe at that time I have more money than I have now. So I guess I can go anywhere from Friday until Tuesday. Every week. Bohooo..loser. dahlah sowang sowang T_________T

So anyone, just anyone....if u have any interesting plans from 2nd of June til 25th of June, please, I wanna tag along. Kasihanilah daku ini..Easter nan ado berpoya, kita joli summer pulaaaaaaaaaa..

Arghhh bitter ah jadi dentistry student nehhhhhhhhhhh...

Of dates, tickets, and exams

March Exams :

2nd March - Clinical Skill Competency Test (where I'll be tested on the skills of using the tools etc)
16th March - Tooth Morphology Spot Exam ( recognizing and differentiating tooth according to their size, types, date of eruption etc etc)
19th March - Biochemistry ( 30% of my final exam. )
23rd March - Dental Anatomy Written Paper and Oral Histology exam ( my final papers!)
24th March - Pharmacology (15% of final. )
27th March - Pathology (25% of final)
??th March - Physiology for Dental Students (20% of final)

Summer Exams :

5th May - Neurophysiology (scarrrryyyyyyyyyy merrryyy go round round baby round round)
8th May - Pharmacology
11th May - Pathology
13th May - Physiology for Dental Students
15th May - OSCE
20th May - Histology
22nd May - Molecular Biology (Biochemistry)
29th May - Restorative Dentistry Oral



Going Back to Malaysia?
26th June -> Cork - London - Singapore - Kuala Lumpur

Coming Back to Cork?
28th August -> Kuala Lumpur - Singapore - London - Cork

Just bought my ticket today. At last USIT juga jadi pilihan hati...I'm taking Singa*pore Air*lines this year. It costed me 799eu. Nearly one month of my scholarship allowance (T__T") Ye ye, yours is cheaper than mine. Whatever. Since my going back date is at peak time, I really don't have a choice. Wany is going back in middle of June and her ticket costed 89eu cheaper than moi! *bitter bitter*With that note, I am now oficially dead broke! Broke as in broke broke. Broke brokeback mountain. Nan ado lah easter holiday ekau nak berpoya-poya. Lupakan sahajorks..

A lil note for my friends, girls, I have only 2 months to enjoy Malaysia. I wanna go to a beach or an island. Tak kire tak kire tak kire nak jugak nak jugak nak jugak...



*Panic attack*

February 10, 2009

The PCR Song

video

Muehehehe..this is what I got when I was checking the Blackboard today.


Note from the lecturer :
This is a bit silly and melodramatic, but if you remember the words, you will remember what we had to do before PCR, how to do PCR and what it is used for.

Yes, it is, indeed very melodramatic. Seperti Boyz II Men menyanyikan A Song For Mama, atau the combination of artists who sang Let The Music Heal Your Soul etc..

The PCR Song LYRICS

There was a time when to amplify DNA,
You had to grow tons and tons of tiny cells.
Then along came a guy named Dr. Kary Mullis,
Said you can amplify in vitro just as well.
Just mix your template with a buffer and some primers,
Nucleotides and polymerases, too.
Denaturing, annealing, and extending.
Well it’s amazing what heating and cooling and heating will do.
PCR, when you need to detect mutations.
PCR, when you need to recombine.
PCR, when you need to find out who the daddy is.
PCR, when you need to solve a crime.
(repeat chorus)

I wish almost every subjects/subtopics can be transformed into song. So I don't have to read books. Just listen to the songs..

Yesterday I tried to revise (itu pun sebab the internet was being stupid y'day) and I ended up sleeping! What the hell was that? Terbangun sekejap coz someone called and I continued to sleep until 9am this morning? What the hell hell was that? Takde exam ke? Senang lenggang nampak?? Nak kena bebebebelasah ke? Main internet bleh stay up baca buku tak bleh stay up?

February 08, 2009

The day another father is lost


Losing someone we love is definitely something too painful of a news, eh?
Mak Pah : Assalamualaikum...adeekkkk atok dah takdeee *sound all cheerful and giddy up*

Me : Mak Pah ni janganlah cakap macam tu sedih tawww *started to cry again*

Mak Pah : Ala dekkk..nak buat camne. Ajal dan maut di tangan Tuhan..Tengok atok (referring to my atok pisah) tu senyumm je

Mak Pah : (and she repeated) tengok atok tu..senyum je..

That's why I wanna be there. Coz if I'm here alone I will keep on crying like a baby. But being around the aunts and uncles will definitely turn the atmosphere the other way round. >.<


To the man who raised up my mom and 12 other wonderful and kind hearted (eventho at times, very blunt :P) aunties and uncles..

To the man whom I always look up for a definition of a father (coz mine has *gone* long time ago)...


To the man whom I always call whevener I have big exams (UPSR, PMR, SPM, IB Exam) to ask to pray for my success..


And not to forget to the man whom genetics and facial resemblance I inherited from, for it has been a long 17 years (and more to come) without you,



And thanks for everyone especially Alya for the comforts. Your kindness-es are much appreciated :) Altho every text came in will always trigger another series of brokedown. (I don't know why I'm so cengeng like that) Maybe because I miss the family too much kot.

Rest assured I'm recovering now.

Beat your heart out

I need somebody who can stabilize my heart beat

Will there be that somebody?

I don't know.

Do u know?

February 06, 2009

Wishes

Pictures taken on August 2nd, 2008...









my favourite picture (ever)

Us, 9 years and still counting...

Happy birthday Wani! May Allah bless ya :)

p/s :Dear gofrens,
saban tahun plan naik Genting ditangguhkan demi tangguhkan
macammana ini kawan-kawan?
muahahahahahah..

A denied escapism

I am still in Cork. And I guess I'm not going anywhere this week *sigh*

It all began with the impulsive moment I had last week. A snowballing effect of stresses has made me crazy enough to book a ticket outside from Cork. A much needed escapism I call it.

A few days after my ticket has been confirmed it started to snow all over UK and even Ireland (and Cork!) I knew this is extraordinary.

But I never thought the sudden change in weather would cost me a heartbreak (acheh~) this weekend. When Ryanair has started to cancel flights last Monday, I began to start worrying. It got worse when Yahoo! news came out with a very devastating news saying that it's going to be an extreme and heavy snow the day I should be departing from Cork.

So the day has arrive. I've been constantly checking Ryanair website for updates since the night before and it all seemed good until this morning. But the friend said it was not at her side. And I started to tell myself to prepare for the worst. Prepare for the worst.

Nonetheless, I still kept hope that I would be able to fly to her. To get a fresh new air and to get around with people I'm comfortable with.

At the very last minute I packed my things and went to the airport, checked in and waited at the departure hall. Hurmm..it all looked so good at that moment.

The first announcement were made and at that instance I knew that it's not going to happen.
The second announcement and it's confirmed.

I am very frustrated but in a way I'm thankful because the flight is cancelled. Had it been delayed, I would not be able to get my refunds. So I went straightaway log on to the website to send my refund application and waited for my partner in crime to arrive to share the bad news.

But hey, I can still handle the frustration though. Even there are many a few regrets...
Like MacBabe not to be able to get her screen replaced.
And I will still stuck in the same 'ol Cork
And we had to cancel the date this Sunday

Maybe there are some plus points of me staying here rather than enjoying my ass there...
Like starting to dive into my notes
Or organizing my messy life
Or I may start appreciating Cork? (blah.)


I might just start swimming now. Maybe I can reach Malaysia just in time for Wani's birthday celebration? :D

February 04, 2009

Don't make me hate you


Hello. Today is a record. It's been raining snow for a few hours without stop. Whew..

On the way back from Lee Malting's to my house, the snow rain was quite heavy that my view was a lil bit distracted.
Anyway by 1 pm or so, the snow rain finally stopped.


p/s :

February 03, 2009

Buzy weezy

To whom it may concern,

This week is a very busy week.
I have 9 am classes almost every day.
When I have 9am class I have to get up as early as 6.45am and be ready for school.
Because my classes are not that short one hour one hour class.
The 9 am classes are usually 9-12 (for Monday and Tuesday)
And my classes are not only in one place.
They are everywhere.
Like today.
I have to run here and there.
So I am tired.
At night I could only manage to revise 2 notes.
Then I'll be too tired already.
Apart from going to class I need to run errands too.
I need to buy groceries for house.
I need to manage as much thing as I can for the CNY celebration this week as I am not going to be there on the day of the event.
So excuse me.
Excuse me people.
I am tired

hahaha baru prasan post ni takde tajuk. okay tajuknya adalah :snoww

Excuse me, but I can't help but to feel excited (or jakun, or whatever u call it) with the short snowing moment we had just now.

Because Cork, just don't snow. Like that. That "heavy". Not that I know of. Coz I've been here only for 2 years and a half. So I don't know.

video

Sorry for the unstable-ness of the video though. Jakun lah katakan

And it's been snowing all over UK and some part of Ireland. But it's not cool. At least not this week. Not cool at all. Flights have been cancelled. I really need to escape from where I am now. I just need it. Desperately.please :(


Moving on......

So today we had the curettes. There are 2 types of curettes, the Universal one and the Gracey curettes. There are used interdentally (celah2 gigi?) to remove calculus. The ones we tried today had 3 different sizes/angles 5-6 for anterior teeth, 11-12 for molar teeth, mesially and 13-14 for molar teeth distally.


While last week we had the Williams Probe. It is used to measure depths of periodontal pockets. Because in health, your periodontal pockets aren't supposed to be so urm..deep? So there are markings on the working end to measure the depth, ranging from 1-10mm.

hyaaarghhhhh tension ah

February 01, 2009

Restructuring

The blog has gone through some ammendments to make it convenient for me and hopefully you. I'm still contemplating whether to make it into 3 columns or just to remain as what it is. Urmm...and I am yet to find background that suits my appetite....

I hope I am good in picture editing. Sadly I don't :( So I might just wait until I found something that really suits me..For the time being, let's just be satisfied for what I have :)