Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Buffetting : Choices 3





Well, I think I'm one fickle-minded son of a bitch.

1st was the country, 2nd was the universities in Malaysia, now the course itself.

Fucked up would be the term comes into mind naturally.

Talked to Clayden the other day about taking an alternative degree which is Linguistics.

Why? Well, language is the most formidable weapon! Cliche as it sounds, the tongue is always sharper than the sword.

And plus I always think that possessing multiple languages is definitely a plus point in a person's life, and definitely makes someone sexier~

The thing is I enjoy talking and yapping, and taking linguistics seemed to be logical because of the amount of time I deal with the ways and flow of a specific language.

Geez I've even started to correct my own phonetics these days, must be the long break.

So now its like Medicine and Linguistics.

I'm not sure if I should put Law or anything else into the list right now, its just that I really need an extra insurance because of the doc overdose issue.

33 medical institution churning out at least 200 doctors in a year! By the time I graduate there are already 33X200X(5+1) = you do the math.

So yes I worry ALL THE TIME, screw me again.

Its actually all about the family thing. It's like you've settled down before that you are going to take medicine, and when people asked you say" tentatively medicine" and the whole community will pin you down and expect you to treat them in 5 years time.

Earth to Community, I haven't even enroll yet. All these long holiday seemed to make it even harder to keep myself focused onto the course itself because of the amount of exposure I'm dealing with, its like SPM break all over, just that now its magnified by at least 3 times.

If someone were to be blamed it would be the family background again. Typical chinese family, cousins compared with cousins, eldest son being the top cream in the house, you name it I've probably lived it.

I just wished the local universities can release their results faster, and July lands in faster.

I'm suffocating like shit now.

18 comments:

  1. Oddly enough, linguistics was lingering at the back of my mind too when I had to pick a future career... However, all I can say is that there will never be too many doctors in the world, if that's the only thing that you're worried about; there's always the option of volunteering too :D Anyhow, just my two cents' worth... I know it could be really difficult with all the comparison going on, but ultimately it's still your choice, don't let them have a say in it!

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  2. You just somehow gave me confidence that linguistics is a good choice. =)

    EL

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  3. @athena: well I'm planning to give it a shot first. provided I can't take the pressure med school is giving,then I will switch course. Hey, the parents wanted me to try, i've tried. It didn't work out so screw that. About too many docs in the world, well I'm planning to work overseas but I really need to get into a recognized university first, then I will move from there. Thanks again for dropping by!

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  4. Hm, are they forcing you into doing med? I hope you don't mind me asking/commenting, lol

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  5. r u talking about a double major in medicine and linguistics?

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  6. @kid: well, good for you. but ain't you taking broadcasting or some sorts?

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  7. @athena: no problem! haha well, in someway I do feel forced. In the sense that I'm not allowed to put up what I think I might want to do at all, and suppressing those thoughts ain't doing me any good. But, its just that I can't really talk to the parents, might as well just proof to them what I can't do, then I will proceed from there. Somehow I was hoping me to fail my first med school exam. BAD

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  8. @lucifer: No, it would be awesome if I have enough smarts to do that. I'm thinking of giving my pre-clinical years a try. IF I can't make it, then I will proceed to another degree of my preference. Waste of time and money as it seemed, but that's what they wanted, its my life, that's how they want it to be, so be it. At least I'm safe to said I've tried.

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  9. sorry, name changed. still me though. :D

    well you'r right, but i've completed my diploma and am thinking of something else to continue for a degree. been thinking linguistics since before i finished diploma, but my dad doesn't quite seem to feel good about it. in fact, he didn't seem very happy with me doing broadcasting too anyway. heh

    so yeah, that's why.

    EL

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  10. @EL: but he allowed you to do in the end didn't he? at least you did something you actually chose yourself. mine is like half half. still, i shouldn't have said medicine at form 4, and probably i have more rooms for everything else

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  11. not really, he's still constantly nagging. i just try to ignore it as far as i can go.

    plus, he nags to my mum! that's what i cant tolerate. i'd rather he just talk to me instead of acting nice in my face and making my mum talk to me about this that this that.. jeez.

    but yes, at least i had the guts to ignore, though i keep moving in worries. so i constantly remind myself that i can and i should go for what i want. and thankfully, i have a supportive mum. :)

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  12. @el: baah too bad i have neither. things are like dictatorship around. no choice till i get out of the house

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  13. 33 institutions churning out 200 graduates from EACH institutions yearly. including at least 1k coming back from overseas. :)

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  14. @medie: Yalor... how? DIE. I don't think the elderly docs are going to die so soon, nor the country would want them to.

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  15. i might take up law after this. :D or business. :D or maybe human resource. :D

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  16. @medie: when? after you get ur mbbs degree or after you've worked for a while? Don't need take human resource degree, take MBA str8 with MBBS can di. Human resource no need to study, its all from experience and observation. did that for 2 years, have to say I'm quite good with human resource XD

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  17. Medicine and Linguistics. I thought I was the only one having this 'weird' idea. LOL

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    1. It is NOT weird. We chose medicine probably because we were really good in being communicate-able with people, and linguistics is all about the communication.

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