November 30, 2011

Lalala hari-hari kerja!

Today I had a day off except a 30 mins tutorial in the morning. However, there is no real day off in the dictionary of a clinical dental student. There are always things to be done either labwork, sorting out patients stuff etc.

After the tutorial I booked appointments for my patients. Went down to the lab and managed to do special trays and wax-ups for two different patients. Hopefully this 2 cases go smoothly. Amiinn..

Left the hospital at 1245 to view a house for a postgrad coming this Dec. 1315 I was already on the bus on my way to the city to watch Breaking Dawn part 1 :P

So yeah. Today I managed to sort out patient's stuff, found a house for the postgrad and managed to steal some time to watch a movie. That's quite an achievement innit?

Tp sekarang sudah mengantuk kronik but I still have some stuff lining up to be done. Zzzzzzzzzzzzz

November 28, 2011


If any of you have been reading my blog for a while you might notice that I has just started to write/post frequently, again. I think the depression/anxiety/worriness is starting to kick in and I just need to channel my feeling somewhere, so I turn to my loyal friend, my blog.

Another weekend has passed. Another one wasted, like terribly wasted. Time like this, I should be doing intensive revision for the upcoming exam but I spent it on something rather un-beneficial. Bila dah hujung-hujung tu baru macam rasa tamparan kesedaran when I see my to-do list was unticked. Astaghfirullahalazim, what have I done to myself? I spent last 2 hours doing the tutorial for this week with hope I can move on with other stuff on the list starting tomorrow. Bila berjaya buat tu baru rasa macam sedar, if only I settled this earlier. Scrub for this week pun belum iron lagi, what have I done..

The final year pressure has finally kick in because winter break is just around the corner. Bila tengok tarikh, masa dah makin dekat otak dan perasaan mula berkecamuk. Bila hati tak tenang, mulalah mengadu pada Tuhan pohon diberikan kelapangan dan diperlancarkan kehidupan segala..Bila nak memohon sesuatu dariNya, tiba-tiba rasa macam malu sebab apa yang disuruh taknak ikut, tapi nak mintak pulak macam-macam.

Atas kesedaran tu tibe-tibe rasa nak tanam azam nak slowly buang sikit demi sikit perangai buruk..Ni bukan la sebab serabut nak exam je tapi macam jadikan ni my stepping stones to be a better person. It's gonna be one hell of a tough journey sebab nya perangai buruk ni humangaih banyaknya terhingga. So let's not be ambitious and start small shall we? 

November 27, 2011

Dental Ball

Second dental ball that I attended. This year around it was held in Cork International Aiport Hotel. It's a bit compact and I think there are more of us this year.
My dates, that night :D

Jo Lin, my classmates of 5 years

With other Malaysian students, most of them are dental students

With Frank and Kabe

Mich, Wani, Nadia and I
Dr Burke, my tutor

Class picture

What I love about the ball is...they provide halal food for the Muslim students. The day before the ball, one of the student who organized this came to me and asked besides the meat that needs to be halal, what are other things that they have to take into account? So considerate, right?

Vege soup. Yummy. Tatau sebab lapar ke ape..

Roasted chicken with seasoned vege. I like!

Dessert - profiteroles

The dinner started quite late and the Platinum Probe award presentation from each year was quite lengthy, in my opinion. We immediately leave when the After party started and spent a while being silly in front of the camera at the hotel reception.

Yours truly, feeling-feeling vain gittew

November 25, 2011

Things that can't be tweeted but I wanna say it out so bad so I blog instead

Chihihihi :P


Sekian, budak excited benda bukan2
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November 24, 2011

Cerita Bergambar - my journey to paeds clinic

Sat on the 2nd floor of the bus (it was a double decker) to enjoy the view

What they call a "Grotto" - located in front of the dental clinic

The clinic

The hill around the clinic
Cork City, bus view :P

November 22, 2011


Had my surgery attachment in the theatre today. It's been a while since my last time here. Things have changed around a bit.

In surgery we normally do extractions for lil kids (for Tuesdays). They are kids who either have too many teeth to be extracted, too nervous or has other complicated medical history that doesn't permit them to have normal "conscious" extraction under local anaesthesia.

Almost half of the kids will normally cry pre or post operation. But today we had one of the most angelic girl who maintained her smile throughout the op, pre and post. Kinda make my heart squeezed due to her cuteness. Ahh budak...awak buat kite rindu Nayli je!

Tp we also had another girl, whom half consciously during the op kept on moving her hands around trying to "fight" us. She even had her fist on one of the surgeon's chest..she must hated extractions/going to dentist a lot that she did that even when she's sedated.

So that's how half of my Tuesdays went :)

November 21, 2011

Ayuh Tanah Tumpahnya Darahku!

Harimau Muda menentang Garuda - Final SEA Games 2011 @ 830pm.

Saya ada lecture dan patient time tu. Tak dapat nak tengok so sad :(

Apapepun semoga Harimau Malaya mampu tumpaskan Garuda. Show 'em what we got.

But of the utmost important, I hope they finish the game with pride and come back home in one piece, safe and sound. For all we know ANYTHING can happen in this intense game.

Otak Sembap

Haishk tibe2 otak sembap lepastu protes tak nak study. After 30 mins of hanging around doing nothing, I decided to prepare my meal for next week. Ye, saya masak sekali banyak untuk tahan 3-4 hari sbb biasa balik kelas penat malas masak lepastu rasa nak beli je lepastu duit habis. Haishk..

Jadi harini chef onetwothree nak tunjuk macammana nak masak "spagheti fusion when east meet west" (SFWEMW) pergh nama nak gempak je khennn.


Untuk kuah-
Onions (bawang besar)
Chilli powder (serbuk cili)
Spagheti sauce
Tuna (dalam tin)
Dried oregano
Olive oil
Salt and sugar

Sukatan takde ikut la sukahati perasaan apa nak letak banyak sikit. Blend bawang dgn serbuk cili, tumis. Dah masak letak tuna. Agak2 tuna dah ok, letak spagheti sauce, dried oregano, season to your taste.

Spaghetti - sphagetti rebus cam biasa je la

Walla dah siap untuk hidang. Bleh makan dgn telur rebus kalau nak feeling laksa. Bleh makan dgn cheese parmesan/mozarella/any grated cheese kalau nak feeling western.

Gittew. Slamat mencoba!

November 19, 2011

Dengarlah matahariku..

Cork has been raining since last Thursday. The rain came with heavy wind too. It is really really depressing to wake up to the gloomy weather and it'll be really hard to drag the feet to the hospital. It will also affect your mood for the day. Macam silap sikit je jadik besar.

Today I woke up and found the sun has finally showed up. I miss you dear sun! Saya belajar menghargai awak bila datang sini sebab kat Malaysia awak selalu ada..dekat sini awak jarang2 ada..

Inilah manusia..nikmat didepan mata tak pernah nak disyukuri, bila dah ditarik baru tergagau mencari..


Rambut saya mengalami keguguran kronik semenjak datang belajar disini. Mungkin faktor cuaca, mandi air panas, stress dan pemakanan kurang sihat yang menyebabkan terjadinya perkara ini.

Gambar merupakan bukti bagaimana rambut boleh randomly terkumpul atas laptop sewaktu saya menghadap laptopm.

Oh sungguh stress. Cik siantan apa saya boleh buat untuk mengelakkan kebotakan?

Gadis Runsing

November 17, 2011

Extra mural

The fifth year student are required to go for extra mural paeds clinic once a week for 4 weeks. I'm on my 2nd week now and I have to say I can't wait to be back in the dental hospital.

Why so?

1. I have to take bus at 8 in order to avoid the heavy traffic. That means laeving home around 7.50am which in turn means I have to wake up at least at 645am. In winter..that's like one of the hardest thing to do!

2. We have 3 patients. It's really tiring.

3. We finish at 1230. Need to catch bus back home for my next clinical session in CUH at 2. Yesterday, I took bus at 1pm. I was in the same bus with my patient! Managed to be back in CUH before 2. Luckily I was fasting yesterday so I don't have to take lunch.

4. The environment is different there. Felt like an alien, even on my 2nd week.

2 more weeks to go! Can't wait to finish this. Prontooo!

November 15, 2011


Now that we are approaching the winter, the sun (if any) disappears really really fast in a day. This picture was taken at 5.10pm today after a long day in the hospital.
Despite the weather and the forever long night time (which brings along sleepiness with 'em. Hmpfff!), there's still a good thing about this. It's time to ganti puasa :P Subuh starts around 550ish and maghrib at 447pm.

Monday, a new week has begun. Another week closer to the exam. Another week done for my final year.

Bismillah, may everything goes smoothly this week.

November 13, 2011

Cork City

Today I went out to town..for a mission. My initial plan was to wake up early and then walk to town. Wake up early - success. Walk to town - failed!

So I took the bus at half ten and started to search around. Luckily the mission was accomplished! Lepak minum hot choc, beli ayam and I took another bus home. The journey felt shorter with this new friend accompanying me :D

P.s. : yup, expect a lot of short picture-story posts like this in the future :P

November 12, 2011

I decided to be loyal

And I hope my decision is right...

Thank you

Goodbye to you my trusted friend.

You will be dearly missed...

November 11, 2011

Daily Routine

Trying to procrastinate, maka marilah kita berbelogzzzz

This is for me, say, if this blog still exists in 2020, Nadzirah, this is what you used to do 9 years ago in your final year of dental school..

I usually wake up around 6.40-7. Depends on the time, I might perform my Subuh first or take a shower. After I'm done with both I will go down to prepare the breakfast and have breakfast in front of my laptop while watching Youtube videos, browsing 9gag, blogs yeah all those craps. Around 8-8.15 I will start to put on my proper clothes and get ready for the day..

8.20-8.30 I will depart for school. Took me 10 minutes on average walking journey to the hospital. Sampai hospital I will change into my scrub and go to wherever I need to go depending on the day. Normally for the morning sessions I have Oral Surgery on Tuesday, Paeds on Wednesday, Restorative clinic on Thursday and tutorial on Friday. Sometimes we have lecture on Friday morning so I have to be in school by 8.30.

Clinical sessions could last until 12-12.30. Sometimes if I'm doing Oral med/theatre it could go up to 1.30. We have break until 2. In between that time I will have my lunch and perform the prayer.

Next session starts at 2. Again, I have treatment sessions with patient on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. A session could last until 5-5.30. Sometimes I might have to stay back to do some labwork. And then I'll go back home. On the way back I might also make a detour to Tesco (mostly) or Neulook/Awear (occasionally)

Sampai rumah I will dig the fridge trying to get something to eat coz I'll be very hungry by then. Sometimes I prepare my dinner straightaway sometimes I will take a break first, depending on the level of energy.

Normally when I have a full day in the hospital (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday) I will be too tired to study. Sometimes I managed to do something sometimes I just can't. Might need to work on something with my energy level and motivation to start studying on those days coz exam is just like few weeks away!

Tapi tu lah, cakap je lebih. Sekarang kau tengah buat apa? Bazir masa tulis blog! Cit podaaah

November 05, 2011

Setting up priorities

Luahan perasaan sekejap sementara tunggu nak Zohor. hewhewhew kena taip laju-laju sebab dah berjanji kat diri nak Zohor lepastu start prepare untuk tutorial.

So...sekarang nak final year, kan? Jadi workload adalah menimbun. Stress pun adalah banyaaaaaaaaak sangat. Masa tu kadang-kadang macam rasa tak cukup. Kalau hari ada klinik penuh, malam kadang-kadang dah terlalu penat untuk buat apa-apa. Malam pun saya dah kena start tidur awal nak dapatkan tenaga maksimum for the day. Itu pun kadang-kadang tak maksimum mana tengahari mengantuk mata berair-air. Kenapalah tenaga kurang sangat these days?

6 January ni ada first written final exam, RD. Banyaaaaaaak sangat benda nak cover takuuuuuut sangat sebenarnya. Exam tu of course la portion dia besar jugak besides clinical semua so I must pass it well no matter what. Sebulan lagi pulak nak kena hantar logbook. Patient-patient kat klinik pun agak tak teratur and requirement adalah agak tunggang-langgang sekarang, banyak faktor buat saya resah sekarang. Plus saya ini otaknya adalah pelan-pelan bertukar menjadi kurang pandai semenjak masuk yunibersiti ni jadi kena kerja lebih :(

Masa nak bergumbira sekarang pun patut dilimitkan. Ada, bukan tak ada. Tiap-tiap minggu pun adeeee je masa diperuntukkan. Kadang-kadang rasa bersalah kat diri sendiri tapi kadang-kadang rasa I needed that break. Tapi kadang-kadang I had to isolate myself kadang-kadang buat saya rasa ketinggalan kadang-kadang buat rasa sedih but I had to do this.. :(

Priorities, priorities. It is gonna be soooooo hard to put them on their right places, it takes a lot of sacrifices but hopefully it's gonna be worth it. Hopefully. Ya Allah, berikan aku kekuatan. Awak-awak yang terbaca ni doakan saya juga yeh?

November 02, 2011

Of creating a should-not-be-a-problem problem

Hi all. First of all, I hope none of you will judge me after reading this phone. Eceyh risau plak apa orang kata. Eceyh ade ke orang baca blog ni lagi. Eceyh banyak plak eceyh.

I have this weird problem with phones. Almost every year, I must change to a new phone. No matter how attached I am to that phone, when the time comes, I started to get itchy and will search around for new phone.

I've been a loyal Nokia user ever since my first ever 3210 phone back in 2002. Last year, I kind of accidentally bought a 2nd hand BB from eBay and has been loving the phone since I started using it. I developed my loyalty towards BB....until the recent outage with the blackberry network around Europe/Mid East/US which got me thinking, a BB without it's BIS is just, a dumbphone (quoting Atiqah Mahmood's tweet)

Now...the time has come for another phone and I'm having this major (?) dilemma of what should be my next phone. Before the BB outage I was all geared up for the new Bold 9900. Post-BB-problem, I'm left with thousand of uncertainties..confusion..

First of all, I love BB. The keyboard is a major factor here. I loathe touch screen phones. It's either my fingers are too fat for it or I simply love the idea of pressing the keypads you type words. I used to have Nokia 5600 which is a combination of touchscreen and keypad phone and I kinda stopped texting with people for about a year....unless it's really important. Yup, it's THAT bad. Plus I get to reply text messages while I'm driving with those magnificent keypads.

Second of all, I'm gonna miss BBM - the ever great exclusive BB users only instant messaging system. I have few close friends in my BBM list that I can bug when I'm bored. I'm also in the BBM group consisting my ex schoolmates who sometimes went cuckoo and started talking rubbish but I still love them anyway. Sometimes I woke up in the morning to cute pics of my niece whom I'm missing badly from my sis-in-law in the BBM. Sometimes she changed her profile picture with my niece's pic, of which sometimes I stole and saved it in my phone. I know, we have Whatsapp but it's..just not the same.

The major drawback of having BB is it is pretty much a less fun-er phone as oppose to iphone and androids, application wise. That's why it became a dumb phone when the internet service is gone because no BBM, no twitter, no whatsapp. Plus it has No cool games (like angry bird :P), No rubbish farting apps etc. Sebagai orang berjiwa muda, this is quite a drawback lah :P

Another plus point of having a non-BB-smartphone is having Skype in the phone. Which made it easier if were to contact anyone from home when I'm away from the laptop. I must say, if the Bold 9900 has Skype and some fun photo editing app it would make my decision much easier.

I think if I were in Malaysia right now, I would definitely go for BB. Coz I drive a lot so I would prefer a keypad-phone. My families and close friends are around me so there is no necessity for Skype. I will be spending time in the mall, in the car, with the family with the friends so there is no need to dedicate my life to playing with phone apps. Plus I know my LFU (love friendship unite, SMSS 0004) bros would be nagging on staying with BB. Haha..

But now that I'm here, I would love to have Skype on my phone to communicate with those who are thousand miles away from me. I kind of does my stuff alone more (like going to class, shopping etc) so having a fun phone would be a major plus point here.

I give myself til the 8th of November to make decision oh em gee helppppppppppppp.

Oh yeah it's a BB vs iPhone coz the Droids came from all sorts of manufacturer which made it even more confusing. Plus, I don't like the design of most of the phones. Heheh..