Saturday, November 22, 2014

Buffeting : Naughty boy

Did I mention I'm like this pet for a particular lecturer in my pharmacology course?

It happened on the first day of lecture because I was able to answer most of her questions on basic pharmacology, thanks to my Form 6 days. Thanks to that phenomenon, she makes it a point to ask me all the first questions she have in the lecture ; every single lecture.

Thanks to that, I too make a point to read up her notes before her lecture begins; and I managed to practice that for other courses too.

So yesterday we had lecture on prescription writing. She wanted us to present our definitions on prescription. Here's mine:

The details of a drug including its active ingredient, dosage, administration route, frequency and duration which is given to the patient specifically to alleviate an indication by a veterinarian.

What the lecturer had in mind was:

The instruction given to the pharmacist by a veterinarian to prepare a drug for use in the patient for the client.

I forgot.

Our patients can't comprehend prescriptions. Our clients can.

For that, the lecturer gave a comment of "Patient? Naughty boy... how can your patient read this?" while the whole class burst into laughter; including me.

Naughty boy? Well, it has been a long time. Pun both intended and not.


Friday, November 21, 2014

Buffetting : Foreplan

Sorry, the last alphabet probably caught you off guard.

Being in the vet program of my university speaks of planning ahead; way ahead compared to other courses; that I'm pretty sure.

Placements for practical training ain't as abundant as they used to, because of the increasing number of students; not to mention dates, deadlines and cheap air tickets to be bought before they all come haunting you last minute.

In my academic year 4, we need to complete 2 courses of extra mural placements, namely:

Extra mural clinical rotation
Extra mural laboratory placement

In the clinical rotation, we are required to complete rotations of ruminant medicine, equine medicine, small animal medicine and an elective medicine; all which require supervision of a certified veterinarian.

For ruminant and electives; I've decided to go for Mahidol University in June-July 2015 for a 4 week exchange program; since their agriculture is still far ahead from ours, while their climate differ much less compared to the European countries as well.

For equine and small animal medicine; I've decided to still retain in local veterinarian vicinity since I'm afraid that I might not be able to appreciate the beauty of the medicine before I enter surgery class. Plus, I'd figure the local scene will be much suffice to sustain our industry right now; maybe I'll consider European countries later on.

In laboratory placement, we are required to complete 3 weeks of any lab placements. I've chosen Yamaguchi University in August-September 2015 for the public health lab placement; simply because I've been dying to go to Japan, while their laboratory facilities are probably worth the money to explore. Plus, my vet student counterpart from IVSA in Japan managed to lodge me a volunteer accommodation for I need not pay for 3 weeks, why not nab that opportunity?

Planning ahead is really important for these placements; or you will really get a migraine as the dates come closer. Even if you are only thinking of going local, places are still limited.

Thanks to the vet school, I've managed to slash off Japan and Thailand off my travel list! Maybe a 10 weeks placement in an European country in my 5th year since I've no more placements by then.


Now, to focus on more drugs effect of pharmacology!!!!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Buffetting : Pessimist

I was having an educational health discussion with the sister only to be pointed out that me being negative all the time.

I am experience some issues with my blood pressure some way or another; weird part being I have no problem with cardiopulmonary exercises.

In fact, I usually get tired because of muscle sores over lack of stamina.

The point is, the sister pointed that I am being too negative all the time leading to the blood pressure issues.

I have to be honest I'm very easily irritated and infuriated; and very hot-tempered. Anyone who knows me personally knows that I'm the typical Leo;

I hate you entirely, or I love you entirely. Best be on the same side as I am, or you are going to experience the worst of me on  my opposing end.

So yes, I am easily annoyed if things go from my way.

Something I developed over the years in Form 6.

But I still do think that I became less cynical and more positive in the university.

Though I still think I'm towards the pessimist end for now.




Sunday, November 16, 2014

Buffetting : Luck out

The week has been hectically lucked out for me.

Especially in financial terms.
it took me really long to decide to use this birthday gift. really long.

Gonna have to tighten up my wallet next week, and make sure nothing loses itself again.

However, booked another ticket to Japan; this time for Yamaguchi and Tokyo for my lab rotation.

30days in Japan, are you ready?

Friday, November 14, 2014

Buffetting : 不幸

自问没有做过伤天害理的事;
自问伸出援手多过得罪别人;
自问与全学院的人都保持良好关系;

还是抵不了钱包被偷的命运。

难道好事好做得不够多?
还是真的是自己的疏忽?

没法。只好更小心。

学系院,没有想象中那么安全了。

庆幸的,是有贵人在身旁。

谢了,我的贵人姐妹。

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Buffetting : Japalore, again

Well, I guess getting into vet school has really opened up my options so much more than I thought it would; and definitely more than medicine school could have if I were to continue my studies in Monash.

This time round, the Japanse Vet Students Association has managed to come up with a regional summit for veterinary students, namely Vet Youth Summit Japan 2015.

The main topics which will be covered in the summit are:
1- Infectious Diseases
2- Animal Welfare
3- Wildlife Conservation

3 topics which are extremely important even in Malaysia's context, for they are all developing and require attention for the betterment of the country.
probably be using this line a lot!

I've booked my plane tickets, spending about 9 days, in Osaka and Kyoto intermittently.

The bookings for accommodations, however is a little tricky as I will be travelling between areas and places a lot between the 9 days due to the location of the conference, as well as the period which I will be spending there.

I'm in the verge of getting nuts, both because of the ecstasy as well as my workload for test 2 in the faculty.

Yet, this should be a good trip!

Hello Japan!





Thursday, November 6, 2014

Buffeting : Listener

I was being told at multiple occasions that I'm an extremely good listener, when I choose to listen.

The fact is I am, and I'm proud of that trait of mine.

Yet, I'm also human. If you are going to just come and get things out of me, but really lack the interest in making the conversation two way, take what you need and just go.

Don't ask questions and then leave the whole conversation hanging.

I guess that's a Leo's pride.

Back to infectious diseases causing neuropathy.

Aiming for a successful future.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Buffetting : Ties

I'm just going to spend about 5 minutes on this before I head for Pathology on the neurological system.

It occurred to me that late, my ties and relationships are going all backwards and differently from what I began in first year.

Originally, when I headed to university I wanted loosen up my ties with my family, for all the distress they have caused in that time; I wanted to tighten up my ties with my course mates , for all the good times they have given; I wanted to tighten up my tie with someone special.

Today, at the midway of my university journey, I began to tighten up my ties with my family; for the things that they will need me to be at home for such as my niece, and my new home; I began to loosen up my ties with my course mates, for they no longer are going to be available around me with their different schedule, or different plans; I no longer has any ties for anyone special.

It's so ironic and cynical, for me to actually boil back to my family, after all these while I have been trying so hard to sever. Where as for friendship and romance which I tried so hard to preserve before now I'm beginning to let go.

The cycle, is pretty insulting at times.

Something I've noticed, but it actually means I'm now closer to my family? Or they became my focus since I might have subconsciously trying to pull away from my course mates.

It's something that I would do. But somehow, I don't really feel that empty inside though.


Saturday, November 1, 2014

Buffetting : Terminal 5

Today was e day which most UPM graduates of 2014 rejoice because of their official end of term in the university.

I somehow volunteered to help out a lecturer in being one of the usherers of our faculty for the sponsors for the faculty prizes, in return the lecturer promised us internship opportunities as well as future subject bonus marks.

In the midst of all that, I too managed to see few of our seniors name on the faculty prizes' boards, wondering if I could one day have my name there.

The thing is, I don't think I can go study like a crazy maniac to score top score for all the subjects in the course.

I find that, extremely tiring.

And the fact that I'm stretching the course over 6 years, mask me wonder if I would be eligible for any prizes at all.

Should I be bothered to aim for the prizes, or should I probably just study on my own pace, and get what's the best that come?

I should do the latter, for my life would suck less.

Plus, prizes ain't probably everything we need to look at right?

On the side note, if you readers managed to read about the death of a UMS graduate killer by her own brother, she was someone I knew. She was also my successor for the Buddhist fellowship president in my pre university high school.

Monkey and Chimp(another monkey) managed to organize a smile lunch Dhana over SJBA for her to share some merits with her, hoping she would be in a better state from the death in the next life cycle.

I am glad I took the morning off for this, because submerging myself in the dharma allows me to be in control and mindful over my thoughts and speech.

I am too wasted today to study, but tomorrow for sure.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Buffetting: 《你是男的,我也爱》



Calvin probably have came across the movie, but I'm currently really hooked onto the novel.

For those who can understand Chinese, you'd probably would want to take a read.

It's silly, yet it is some how really sweet.

It makes me feel like everything between me and T is, well, really nothing.

And this novel too has really hit me hard; you don't deserve if you don't go all out; and you don't get to talk about relationship when you don't even have your financial background stable.

The epic moments in the novel were countless, making me loving the novel even more. As fairy tale as the novel is and will get, I still do believe someday someone out there will do appear.

Of course, I don't expect the dreaminess as the novel has depicted; but the similar warmth will do.

*Yes Jung, I am a hopeless romantic. You can't blame the Leo to have as much drama in his life as possible.*

As for T, who probably really didn't play much part on the other side really does not worth my time anymore. This time, I get it straight. 

It has been 5 months since we have ended our relationship, and I am now successfully over T.

What now? Get rich.


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