Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Buffetting : Vet or Med?

Okay I should totally no do this but WTHELL. I have 3 more assignments plus 1 German postcard to write, and 6 subs' notes to type. Bla bla bla

So back to vet or med. Savante this post is for YOU!

Apparently the mother ain't that resisting on idea of me continuing the vet course anymore.

Probably because I've confessed that med may not be the right course, and I wouldn't enjoy my work in the long run.


Hmm, lets do the balancing of courses now:

Med Pros
1- Wow you are a human doc! Salute its hard!-- the respect
2- Thanks doc! I feel so much better!-- The gratitude
3- Let's get this bed to the OT fast! Go Go go!!! -- The satisfaction
4- You're earning bucks man! When's the next outing?-- The money
5- Oh my son's a doc, so proud la-- the mum.

Med Cons
1- Fark study like mad for 5 yrs -- the non-stop study
2- Fark damn stress I just killed another patient!-- the stress
3- Fark so many other docs! I'm just another, doc!-- the exponential increase
4- Fark I wanna go somewhere else, somewhere else .....--- the lifeless
5- Fark I can't find any job in 5 yrs time!-- the increase, again
6- Fark, I totally should have continued with vet-- the regret
7- Fark, 450k, not cheap man!-- the money

Vet Pros
1- Cheap sial! 20k and I'm earning them back in a year!And I can earn more!-- the money
2- I'm not only treating dogs and cats! I'm dealing with agriculture and wildlife!-- the new field
3- Omgod you're a vet?!! There's like none in my area!-- the prestige
4- Omgod you're a vet, you're god like here!-- the supremacy overseas compared to doc.
5- Dogs cute! Cattle cute! Horses cute! Lions Cute!-- the other satisfaction
6- Whoa, events, events and more events!-- the practical.
7- Let's go to UK,US, Germany, HK, SG, Thailand.#$@#$@#$ for practical!-- the experience
8- I totally love these people-- the company

Vet Cons
1- I totally should have done med-- the other regret
2- My son is a doktor BINATANG-- the mum
3- Harh? Vet ar? Kenot become human doc then become animal la?-- the misconception in Msia.

Practically, I mean most people will just say because you re engaged in vet medicine already, there's probably minimum cons that you have YET to see.

True, but I've seen enough for med, don't I? If there's so many docs in 5 years' time, what's the point to be part of a community which is THAT large? I'm no longer coveted. Medicine in Msia has became a "trend" course, and anyone can take it.

Seriously, Tom, Dick and Harry can just take it anywhere. Private universities, Russia, India, Indonesia, with all sorts of results.

You wanna say I'm rigid and being results orientated? We'll see how things turn out. Let's hope those doc wannabes can survive in 4th and 5th year.

Do drop your thoughts by the comment box if you think I've missed out on any course's pros or cons!

So far its like a 70V-30M proportion, but mum's not quitting to sway me back to med.

We were like on our way back home from the warehouse(where I became kuli) and she was asking if I'm really doing that well and happy in vet.

I said so so, and I mentioned how med's gonna turn out in 5 years and all, and how vet's going to be a different turning.

She mentioned that she'd rather me continue as a GP than specialist, and try to use my charisma and languages advantage to outshine the other common docs. I have Japanese basics and is learning German, with another couple of years down the road I could have picked up basic Korean and French. I will be then dealing with cross continent medical cases and clients instead of Malaysia's conventional practitioners.

Well, true enough, and taking Japanese was really, really wanting to have a advantage over other graduates or competitors. I was really ambitious.

And somehow, when my mum strike me with that, I realized how down-to-earth I've gotten over the years! I was THAT ambitious back in form 4, and now I am just trying to solve the problems I'm facing, and moving on to big stuffs when I have the time!

Fine, I like the company, the new experience, the university I'm enrolled to now.It's not the best in the world, but it sure hell is one of the best in Malaysia. Vet's the most reputable courses in the world, higher than Med! It's only in a backwater-ed agriculture country like Malaysia wouldn't appreciate the vet's contributions.

However, I do have the highest intention to save the rm450k for my mum. That amount of money, I'd rather she use them to get better staffs in the company, better maid, better quality of life instead of investing them on ME, my course which I do not guarantee a good outcome because of the resentment I've already had ever since I was steered into taking medicine.

It was a long term investment, but I'm already perfectly fine with vet, and its a course that I worked hard to enter, coincidentally. so she should just be relieved with that, because I'm already happy now! Plus, getting into vet coincidentally was really a mind blowing experience, and I would say external forces were at all. It totally spared me from my doubt from taking medicine, and continuing with vet is only but of rational right now! The mistake I made by putting vet into the list somehow turn out to be a right thing to do, I would really say.

What I've experienced this year, I put it as 冥冥中的安排。

I have no idea who or what, but it turned out to be one coincidence followed by another, with a very "but of course!" manner.

So its like a 90v-10m now. Only the slightest change or event will turn things around.

As for now, back to assignments and reptiles.


  1. i so totally wish i'm doing other stuff. seriously.

  2. @medie: but do you really dislike the job, or there are other stuffs at play instead?

  3. What a coincidence! This is the very first post of your blog, that I'm reading and I'm studying to be a vet. There are heaps of opportunites in vet, and the profession is very diverse. I'm quite happy that I chose to study vet rather than med :)

    Feel free to shoot me questions

  4. @gvp: hey there! thanks for dropping by! I know how diverse a vet can get, and I do know I can go far with it! I just need a lil more time to convince myself vet's the life-long career I will devote to.

    I will definitely blast questions to you!

  5. As long as you're sure of what you're doing, it's all good :) Just make sure you love what you do in the long run!

  6. @savante: yea.. i'd probably just spend my whole like taking degrees.

  7. Hi there. Whatever you choose or do, pick something that you have the passion and interest for. Most people study the courses their parents want them to or follow the mass of friends just to feel belonged in the same group but at this level, we're talking about a future career that's gonna stick with you for many years of your life.

    As long as you're happy, satisfied with the income, able to support yourself, then it's fine.

    By the way, where are you learning German?

    1. omgosh calvin I have no idea i never replied this!

      I see, I've decided not to walk in the shadows of my family's or others' expectations. I want to do something for the world, and educating malaysians about animals is something i would wish to do.

      as long as im happy, financially stable and self-sufficient, everything should be fine right? im no criminal!

      i was learning in upm as a elective, was a fun class. but couldn't really continue because of my current situation and also the lack of german lecturers.

  8. But at the end you still choose human medicine. less funny people in dvm 1.
    anyway, wish you all the best there. =D

    1. hmm, i wouldn't be so sure about that! I'm having all my plans to come back to vet, so don't be surprised if i popped out next semester!

  9. do you go to classes to learn those languages?

    1. yeap, I take classes outside of university academic schedules since the university can no longer offer the level that I am.