Thursday, August 30, 2007

Happy 50th Birthday, Malaysia.

Tomorrow the Nation celebrates its 50th anniversary of independece.

Way back before 1957, Malaysia was infested, infected and... errr.. bla-bla-bla-ted.

Then in few events preceeding 31st August 1957, Malaysia was resuscitated, given a few course of antibiotics, antivirals, IVIG, inotropes, lock, stock and barrel, afterwhich it recovered from the infection on the day mentioned.

Following that, the Nation went through multiple courses of physiotherapy, occupational therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy and the occasional group therapy. Some even mentioned it joined Independent Nation Anonymous, but no one would know for sure. Follow ups are done annually.

Despite few cuts, lumps and bumps, there are nothing too serious that a band aid can't handle. Well, maybe except in 1969 when the Nation had a massive autoimmune reaction. And who could forget the asthmatic attack of 1997. Boy, were we out of breath or what! But the Nation survived and stayed on course.

As Malaysia continues to thrive, sometimes it forgets the foundation of the founding of the Nation. Like plastic surgery, it tends to focus on certain body parts. Less vivacious body parts, well, they're put on hold. At least that is what the Nation thinks, I think. But wouldn't it nicer and more meaningful if the Nation's beauty is natural, unartificial and whole-bodied?

The Nation will once again attend its annual follow up tomorrow. Tomorrow, the Nation will see the result of some tests, of which indicates what's been done in the last one year is helping to sustain a better and healthier life of Malaysia.

Happy Birthday Malaysia. Eat well, exercise, take enough sleep, and always have a good mood. Don't forget to take your medications too. We'll take a look at you again next year.


Friday, August 24, 2007

I've Made It!! (Now with more pictures!)

I've made it through! Semester 9 exam is finally over and I'm officially in my final semester. Just one more sem to go, baby. Just 6 more months!

I'm having a whale of time. Speaking of whales, I feel just like one too. A beached whale if I may. 2 weeks of study break and 2 weeks of exam, with diet comprising of sunny-side up eggs, bread, rice, more eggs and fast food. I had so much fast food during that period, I had Domino's and A&W on the same day. But it's worth every calorie. I pretty much have no choice. Food is the ONLY thing enjoyable during exam season. And it's all good.

High on trans fatty acid.

I will be moving to Batu Pahat next week for semester 10 posting in Batu Pahat Hospital. Any local riders reading this post, please please do drop me a comment. I look forward to join any weekend group rides there. Aku kepingin mau kayuh pegi Tanjung Piai wooooo. Kalau tengok map, jalan macam best.

I would also like dedicate this moment to express my gratitude towards the members my study groups. Yes, I have two study groups (I'm a bit kiasu ler). Words can't express how thankful I am having you guys around. To Jenn Yi, Sasha, Siew Lian, Chee Yoong, Ezran and Miha, Ainul, Aziah, Dina, Hady, Ezran (another kiasu bahger), you guys are the best. And I appreciate you guys tollerating my antiques of sleeping during studying, countless unauthorized kitchen breaks, being late and sometimes not showing up at all. I don't know how you guys do it, but if I were you, I'd kick myself out of the group long time ago. Thank you again.

The Cincai-cincai Lah Group. L-R: Ezran, me, Jenn Yi and Sasha. Absent are Chee Yoong and Siew Lian (whom I believe is behind the lens).

Kumpulan Gagak Hitam. L-R: Dina, Aziah, Ezran, Miha, Ainul, Hady and me

And congratulations to the rest of the batch. We deserve this one week break!! OOOO~WAAAAHHOOOOO!!!!

Gambar cilok from here and here.


Thursday, August 16, 2007

Boga Fire 66.66% Maximum

The first paper of exam dah habis semalam. The multiple essay question (MEQ) was probably the most traumatic event I've ever encountered while studying in Seremban. Aku rasa macam nak termuntah ketulan darah je lepas paper tuh.

Esok ada OSPE. Next week ada OSCE 2 hari. How does it feel? Like having constipation and diarrhoea at the same time.