Thursday, December 31, 2015

Auscultating : Ending 2015

I can't believe this is the last day of the year already! One more year's ending to welcome another year's beginning; by the time this happens in another 365 days I would be in my last year of undergraduate vet school! Hopefully by that time I would be able to secure a good post-graduate program.

Yet, as they say, keep your hopes there but never too high.

Let's see what 2015 have been all about:

January 2015:

Most of the time was actually spent on practicals and gaining weight I would say. The mediocre week in Penang for equine rotation and 2 awesome weeks of small animal rotation in Healing Rooms went by extremely fast, I barely have had enough time to digest everything. With finals end and stepping into immediate extra-mural practicals, I have little to no space for any personal development. Yet, time was indeed well spent.

February 2015:

I finally fulfilled one of my teenage dream to step into Japan as a conference participant of Vet Youth Summit Japan. It was literally the best decision I've made in my life, as the whole trip there literally opened up my horizon of views, thoughts, perception and decisions; allowing myself to actually feel it in my blood that the road I've paved for myself up till today was worth while. Meeting new friends from all over the world and making a point that I'm pretty much a natural attention seeker wherever I go, I fell in lover over and over again in Japan when I had the short 10 days stay. While spending the first Chinese New Year away from home and alone was a different type of undertaking, I'd thoroughly enjoyed my walk down the different path.

March 2015:

Stepping into the clinical years of veterinary school surely have taken its toll on me. The subjects now require extensive understanding and much more memorization of details and bits which I've not dealt with before. Plenty of skill-related development was also required throughout the attainment of knowledge at this phase, but I sure have enjoyed all the moments, despite the late night sleep and tiredness after a whole day of lecture or surgery class.

April 2015:

While we have had intensive classes back to back, the best thing about our faculty is that we make the effort to put ourselves into the whole "Holistic" category kinda thing. I'm pretty sure we are the only medicine or science based faculty which organizes annual sports and drama event to instill the organizational abilities, sportsmanship and creativity skills in all our faculty members, including the lecturers. Majilis Silatrahim this year was all about Crime and Justice, and all I need to dress up as was my dad's retired police uniform. While most seniors complained that I was the fattest and most corrupted policeman they've seen; I sure have had fun in getting the attention I needed

May 2015:

While most people died trying to stay in the class, I died trying to get out of the class. This time of the year marked the 2nd time for me to fly out of the country to Bangkok as a volunteer under IVSA in the 2015 WSAVA Congress. My semester results might have screwed up big time because of this, but I did not once regretted my decision to do this because I've met so many people and veterinarians all over the world, not to mention make a huge declaration to the Malaysian community that I exist.

On the other hand I've finally stepped down as my last stint of organizational position as the PEC President of the university, not like I've done anything great, and continued with my studies full time.

June 2015:

June marks the end of the 2nd academic semester of the year and one step close to nightmares like practical tests, oral tests and finals. I totally went through a nightmare this semester because of all the extra-faculty activities I put myself through. Despite my results turning out to be pretty much the worst in my whole DVM life, I'd still say I've survived the semester well. All I wanted was the semester to end fast and for me to continue with my practicals I've been dying for in Thailand and Japan.

July 2015:

Stepping into another country for practical for the 2nd time and my 3rd flight of the year, Mahidol University in Kanchanaburi was the bomb. I had the chance to be part of the wildlife rescue team to go into the forest reserve, had great time over the weekend in the natural forest, draw blood from elephants, monitor the anesthesia of a tiger, draw blood from a horse, vaccinate 100 to 200 sheep and goats, deworming flocks of chicken and geese, explore Kanchanaburi a little bit more in the Tham Ma Sae gorge and railway station, and the best of all; made friends with so many Thai friends plus a Spanish or two. Mahidol University have offered one of the best rotations I've ever had. I'm forever lucky like that. The only downside I had throughout the placement here was the weakness I gave in to hope for a 2nd chance with T; only to know that in fact T and I were just over for real. I was so done with the answers T have given then. T unfriended me on the social media once to allow both of us to move on at one point, only to readd me again later on while we have yet to spoke to each other since then. On the other hand, N began to have advances when I was shown to have a few Mahidol acquaintances.

August 2015:

Do I have to say more? This was the BEST month of my life this year. Why? Japan, JAPAN, JAPAAAANNNNNN. I've spent 6 months planning the whole up to 30 days stay in Japan with budget of RM6K, and experienced Japan throughout the whole Island.

Before my practical, I went to Osaka again to finish up my unfinished trip back in February.

After that,  I've managed to conquer the South Japan Island;  Yamaguchi for 3 weeks as I was having my laboratory practicals there. I've learned a lot on lab skills including first hand PCR, immunostaining, immunoblotting, ELISA test kit using, anatomical slides staining, post mortem on a horse as well as first hand experience of clinic consultation plus surgery practices in Yamaguchi University.

Apart from that, I was extremely luck to have great friends to bring me to Hiroshima, Shimonoseki and Kitakyushu, while I explored Hagi, Tsuwano and Yamaguchi myself.

With a good ride to Ube-Yamaguchi, I again had great friends in the North Japan Island; Hokkaido for 5 days around Sapporo, Arakwa and Otaru.

Before I end my trip; I had a great 6 days tour around Central Japan of Tokyo with a bit of help of Tokyo friends around Tokyo vicinity and relived all my childhood dreams with Digimon.

September 2015:

Finally the real clinical years have begun! Stepping into the faculty again at this point was super exciting because it simply was just so fun! New subjects with a combination of old ones plus complete freedom to practice our skills and knowledge on veterinary medicine at this point was just simply amazing! Stepping into DVM 4 was definitely what all vet students have been waiting for in their lives. I've not been enjoying studies as crazy as this since STPM!

October 2015:

I finally stepped into small animal rotations in the wards! I've never had so much fun before, despite the fact that I need to wake up at 6 am in the morning and reach home only about 10pm at night; I thoroughly enjoyed my rotation in wards learning about the medicine and surgical protocols I will be using in the future to treat my patients! Despite all odds of having my original last Course Night in my last day of rotations, I've managed to make it to the course night with my Yukata piece I got from Osaka!

November 2015:

The whole November just went on and on with numerous numbers of tests which I do sulk a lot about, but still adamantly enjoyed the torture my lecturers put me through. While maintaining a considerable busy life schedule and sufficiently standard in my academics, I'm pretty happy I've managed my time well and not stumbled in my academics like I did in my previous semester. Being more attentive and high in attendance in class do have its perks in getting better results.

December 2015:

As the year mark its end with my semester ending as well, I've finally settled down with my new home with certain tolerable amount of furniture to throw a small welcoming party in the last day of the semester. People from my both academic years turned out and they enjoyed each others' company very well, I have never been more blessed to get the best of both worlds from Vetsouls and Kakijalan. I might have been cursed with the split identity, but I'm definitely blessed with different pots of good soup for the soul.

Stepping into 2015 means, stepping into another year of reality and adulthood. I will begin taking in tenants for my new home while I continue to hone skills to be a full-fledged veterinarian.

It's somewhat exciting yet intimidating, but I'm sure my bold and brawns will conquer all.

On the other note, thanks to Alex and Jboy's recommendation I've finally got myself hooked up with one of those apps they have for dating. I guess I need to broaden my horizons, despite a few surprises of faces I've seen around.

Have great new year people.

Monday, December 21, 2015

Auscultating : Courses taken on Sem 9

Finally, the 14 weeks of craziness came to an end!

No more waking up at 7 or 6.30am,
No more ending classes at 7pm on Tuesdays,
No more weekly tests!

I'd swear I have had the most test in this semester compared to any other before. Literally every week we have had tests waiting.

While it was extremely tiring to anticipate all the tests, I have to say I've enjoyed the semester thoroughly.

The subjects taken this semester were:

1- Clinical Medicine
2- Avian Medicine
3- Applied Statistics
4- Theriogenology
5- Surgery of the body systems
6- Clinical rotation

1-Clinical Medicine:

Clinical medicine basically was a sequel to Clinical Skills we had last semester, by its name on clinical medicine, we dabbled a lot on various body systems and the common diseases which had high prevalence in our country. From cardiovascular to ocular system, we take a basic tour on what clinical signs we could see, the way to diagnose and confirm the disease as well as the first line management and treatment to improve the quality of life of the patient. I loved this subject a lot because its very medicine based, and I could relate a lot more. I wouldn't say I was the best scoring student, but I'm sure I will be able to make wise judgement in various approaches to the medicine.

2- Avian Medicine:

Among all subjects, I would say I have the least affinity for this subject. Probably because I knew I wouldn't be venturing into the avian industry in the future. Nevertheless, my marks for the subject turn out to be pretty much a huge surprise, despite the fact that I put the least effort in it. Avian medicine covers all infectious and non-infectious diseases affecting the domestic birds like chicken, ducks, pheasants, geese and turkey, with a little touch and go on the pet and wild birds like humming birds, parrots, cockatoos and love birds. The diseases in birds are intimidatingly vast with much in depth research explored thanks to the effort of various industry players all over the world. Let's see if I can score an A for this subject after the finals

3- Applied Statistics.

Everyone literally was dumbfounded when they saw this subject in the list. Why on earth would veterinarians need to learn about statistics? Does medical students actually have a course in this as well? Apparently, statistics is indeed important, in so many ways I couldn't have imagined before taking the course. From comparing effects of treatment between sample groups to the epidemiological status of a disease, the application of statistics is just limitless. I enjoyed the subject throughout, though I would say I should have invested a bit more time on it

4- Theriogenology

I'm not too certain if human medicine does this, but basically this course encompasses the reproductive cycle in various domestic animals. The estrus cycle, the gestation period, hormonal cycle, methods in inducing and maintaining the pregnancy, care post-partum as well as various ideas in improving reproduction efficiency of domestic animals. Plenty would probably think that we are playing god, but we are actually optimizing reproductive cylcles, which even human medicine can employ. I enjoyed this subject basically because it dealt a lot with ruminants, which I have had a lot of chances to relate to.

5- Surgery of the body systems:

A continuity from the surgery and anesthesia course last semester, the surgery this semester focused more on different body systems. There are usually diseases which indicate the surgeries' necessity, which we will need to look into the clinical signs, make a conclusive diagnosis of the diseases and employ the approaches towards the surgery. Surgery indeed is an art, literally. We were anesthetists, tailors, carpenters and veterinarians all in the same package; because everything we do in the surgery affects the outcome of the surgery and the subsequent lifespan on the patient. I would say surgery is probably not my turf, but I indeed enjoyed the part as anesthetist a lot.

6- Clinical rotation

This is probably the best among the bunch. Clinical rotation marked as the most taxing subject and the closest we can get to practicing as a veterinarian. Entering different departments in the faculty, we participate either a whole week's course or a one day course in the designated rotated department from small animal medicine, surgery, diagnostic imaging, clinical pathology, small animal clinic, parasitology, virology, bacteriology, post mortem, ruminant and equine rotation to learn on various cases and practice what we have learned in class. Plenty of the seniors said that rotation is extremely tiring and stressful, but I would say I thoroughly enjoyed the whole process , despite the ups and downs in each rotation. In fact, I would say its the most fruitful course.

Basically, I loved the semester and I am looking forward to the next! I'm doing so many clinical work right now I feel like I'm one step closer in becoming a full-fledged vet. However, I still lack many important skills, which I strongly think I should get more experience. I am still torn between going to Mahidol again for placement or Hokkaido University for good 10 weeks to know for sure if I'm really into small animal medicine for now.

So much have happened this semester, good stuffs and bad stuffs. Supposingly this was my 2nd last semester if I didn't go to med school, but thanks to that I have ample time to build my skills where I need them most.

I'll probably post a little on the drama I dealt with lately, and I should do that tomorrow after I've met one of the drama queens.

Thursday, December 3, 2015




Saturday, November 28, 2015

Auscultating : All Hail the Queen

Queen finally graduated from her Chemical Engineering program this year! Well, to be honest she actually began working early March this year, it's just the fact that she had her graduation today.

Both of us became friends whom are like the post they have in social media, we might not have met each other for a long period of time, but nothing stops us from getting crazy and freak people out in malls, cinemas or restaurants. In fact, I'm like her part-time boyfriend because I'm literally in all her family events like her sister's wedding and now, her graduation. We have become family members in some extent.

Frankly, I feel like I didn't form such bond even with best bud, probably because there is such a significant period in our lives we missed out a lot from. With Queen, we literally just click with everything we have around. 

Now that she has graduated, with her job and PhD program; I'm just waiting to attend her wedding when she finally get on the saddle. 

On the side note, N came knocking on my door again. The reason for the disappearance was the change of phone.

Well, not like I'm super happy or whatever, just that its weird that N is coming back on me now.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Auscultating : Nearly there

The semester will be ending soon, and thankfully my academics haven't been too shabby. If I'd work harder, dean's list shouldn't be a huge problem.

On the other hand, stuffs around the house is getting better. Finally got my couch, which I personally think would be extremely comfortable in the main hall.

I'm now left with a washing machine, fridge, dinner table, another couch, TV and a sound system. As well as some cabinets and shelves around the house as well.

But, it feels like I'm almost there already.

I can't wait to host my first open house with my course mates!

Despite living alone, settling the new house, various bank trips and some errands; knowing I'm keeping up with my academics is pretty satisfactory.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Auscultating : Tri

Any readers who have been following should know what Tri is all about.

21st November 2015 marks the resurfacing of Digimon Adventure Tri in the theaters of Japan.

Well, as everything around the current franchise is limited edition only, Malaysia probably wouldn't have any airing any time soon.

I made an impulse and purchased over RM1k product from my Japanese friend's help online.

Well, this is the only childhood dream I'd wish I can chase after.


Friday, November 13, 2015

Auscultating : Home Depot

It's literally HARD when it comes to moving into your own house alone.

Mom and dad offered to help, but I'd figured I should do this by myself; with only monetary help from them of course.

With the crazy renovation before, I wanted to keep budget of moving into the house as minimal as possible; meaning getting the furniture was a nightmare.

I had to literally go to every corner to get good deals, and sometimes I'd wish I've been more careful because I'm pretty sure I overspent in some places for overpriced items by few folds.

Nevertheless, you will only grow when you experience things.

I've managed to find my dream couches, but I can't seemed to get a good 3-seater sofa. The 2 seaters are pretty awesome, despite they are fabric in nature making it pretty troublesome to clean;  but the colors were amazing.

On the other note, preparing other rooms to be rented too have took toll on me. But if I managed to keep everything within budget and the next hunting in the IKEA Cheras open house does surprise me; I should be done by the end of December.

Many of my friends requested for an open house.

How am I supposed to serve people when I'm still sleeping on a 5cm thick mat myself?

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Auscultating : Only know it when it's gone

Remembered I talked about how N and I was in the bandwagon again? N pursued hard until lately.

The last time we chatted was the night before my Clinical Medicine Test 2, when a sticker was sent to my Line account.

I have this tendency to put N's messages on hold, simply because I can afford to.

Until I realized today that N is no longer in the chat box, or rather N left Line.

I'm not too sure what my feelings are telling me now. Relieved or annoyed?

But hey, I was playing hard to get to begin with so who and what am I to say about anything right?

I guess I was just simply not interested from the beginning. By qualities N probably was okay:

1- Working adult as a veterinarian
2- Okay looking
3- Likes me more than I do to N.

But I guess I wasn't really okay with N's cross dressing past, and a little too feminine in the pictures on social media? We were okay in that one video chat, probably because it was the first one; even other Line chats weren't that crazy.

Maybe I'm upset because I didn't get to do the "dumping" instead. Makes me an asshole doesn't it?

At any rate, I'm not entitled to any choice right now anyway.

1- I'm not hot or good looking
2- I'm not rich
3- I'm geographically and chronologically undesirable.

Some parts of me did really ask me to give dating apps a go, some parts of me just make me delete those apps and tell me its not the time.

It is probably not the time, and N leaving the chat room is a sign of telling me, to move on.

Well, we only know it when it's gone right? Just like everything else in life.

To anticipate for the next one, I'm on the verge of giving up. Multiple times I've told myself this life I'm probably not going to find anyone, despite the fact that I'm not even in the working society yet.

Like plenty of my course mates have told me, I'm probably a magnet to foreign cakes. A quote from my friend:


Where on earth am I going to get the money to access to them?

Friday, November 6, 2015

Auscultating : Mid Semester Break

A little extra bit of change in my post titles; I've decided to change Buffetting to Auscultating.

It is high time for me to step into my next phase of life; where clinical years and professional development kick into my life as I progress into a working adult.

Buffetting; though it was wrong in its spelling for which it should have been Buffeting, originally was intended to mean as the motion of thoughts like the wind hitting on the water of sea, buffeting waves into the blog.

Would you be able to interpret what auscultating is actually meant for?

Back to mid semester break; it will officially begin today! I'm looking forward to another busy week next week to catch up on my studies as well as my new house.

Within few hasty weeks, I couldn't believe the semester will be ending in 5 weeks. The academic semester went by so fast I could barely notice the weeks passing by; we literally have had tests every week beginning 4th week of the semester. On top of that, clinical rotation, assignments as well as presentations. I would say I've pretty much devoted myself almost 100% to academics alone.

I thought time would still go by really slowly for me, since I am graduating a year later than my original batch. Little do I know, clinical years are meant to be fast paced. What I'm pretty anxious about is my Final Year Project because I've yet to get any ideas on what I would want to work on. Small Animal Internal Medicine would be something I probably want to venture into, but nothing interest seemed to be popping in at the moment. I've pretty much given up on surgery, simply because I'm not good with instruments and art.

Nevertheless, academic life have been fruitful, and I can't wait to learn more and get into practice in full-fledged.

Back to my new house, I'm cracking my head trying to fit everything to the right spot with the right furniture and color. I'm on budget so I literally need to restrict myself in the expenditure, but I just hope I don't make my house into my weird ass hooker house.

Living alone can be a little lonely at times, but I do enjoy the privacy since I do not need to bother about anyone else apart from myself and my studies.

Yet, putting everything into one piece and making my new house hospitable would be a great challenge!

Friday, October 23, 2015

Buffetting : Relaunch

People have personally contacted me on why the sudden privatization of the blog; because it simply needed a revamp.

I was tempted to make a big makeover, but I'd figure it would be wise and time saving for me to opt for a smaller scale shift.

Now that I've relaunched, this will be a good new space for me to discuss about various things happening in my life again; this time without a mask.

For years I've came with the name Tempus, now I relief the alias and proudly present to you, Robinn.

Welcome to my little piece of haven, and the space I explore more about myself when I sit down calmly to type away.

PS: On another note, T decided to make contact and added me as friend in the social media again. It took me 5 seconds to approve it, simply because I'm really over T right now.

Clinical year is extremely challenging, and now I'm stepping into one of the hardest rotation ever- medicine ward for the next 8 days. Hours are crazy with 2 tests in between, but the new house and mid semester break is definitely something I look forward to.

Till we meet when November begins.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Buffetting : Make over

In a month's time, I'll probably give the blog a make over. It has been a good 3 years with the current layout, and it is really about time for a makeover to embark.

Throughout the 3 years, plenty have happened and numerous memories were made and noted here.

To my surprise, this blog, without going private have served multiple individuals as a guide, a spark or an inspiration in life; some of them even became my vet juniors while some thrive into different paths in their lives.

The blog began as a diary, evolved into somewhat veterinary related space, and some bits and pieces of my travelling experiences.

I'll be extra busy beginning DVM 4, with several rotations and daily 7am to 10pm schedule; on top of lectures, assignments and tests; the blog is really the last thing I have time for.

Tonight has been a little light, but I still do have an important presentation to prepare.

Wanna have a good read up on what is it?

PS: It's a Hernia, and the current title has been changed to the Left Comminuted Femoral Fracture with diaphragmatic hernia in a DSH cat.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Buffetting : Little Updates

Life has been extremely fulfilling for me;

1- I'm stepping into clinical years, for which things now begin to get serious. I need to know things about medicine very comprehensively from A-Z like history taking, knowing clinical signs, coming up with differentials, confirming diagnosis, eliminating possible differentials, assessing the condition, as well as treatment. It's a long step, but I digg this a lot

2- N and I are back into the bandwagon. It's more like being attached rather than a relationship now. But I'm telling myself to keep my options. At one point I almost resorted to apps, only realizing I should delete them because its really pointless. My aim is to get good grades now.

3- Rotations now begin in clinical practice, for which I will enter different departments in the faculty including small animal surgery, ward, ICU and emergency care, labs, large animal wards including ruminants and equine wards. I enjoyed a lot working with large animals, despite the risk of getting fractures and summersaults like some of the juniors have gotten; maybe I really do enjoy working in the wards! I'm definitely tired because I'm staying so far from the university, waking up every day at 6.15 am to attend to patients at 7am is no joke; its very tiring throughout the day. But I like it. Things should change once I move in.

4- I'm moving out from my parent's into my own place soon. I'm lucky enough to have the house under my dad AND my name; making it an official house for me. It's a lot of responsibility, despite the fact that my parents are the ones investing the money in it. It definitely means my parents do love me a lot, and I need to work harder so their investments actually do make sense.

5- I will need to pay a lot more attention to my grades now. The first 3 weeks have been slow and I am lack of adrenaline. But I managed to do some serious revision today with surgery; hopefully my weekends will get me more adrenaline to complete my studies on my tests next week. Oh yes, I'm having tests already soon.

6- Japan will be my current target for post-graduate studies. I'm looking forward to an exciting PhD title, probably I should start with my Final Year Project as I will need to get a supervisor soon.

Things are moving pretty quickly once I've stepped into clinical years. It's a lot to digest, but damn I missed this adrenaline.

PS: I'm typing this 1 minute before it hits 1am. I need to wake up at 6.15am tomorrow. I shall survive.

PPS: Weight management have been an issue. I need to get into a serious healthier lifestyle

Monday, September 14, 2015

Buffetting : Getting Real

It has been a while hasn't it?

A few updates:

1- Japan has been great. I wouldn't miss it because I'm definitely going back
2- I wanted to call off with N. But N wants to go for a second go. Should I bother?
3- Year 4 kicked in hard. For the first half of the semester I will be zombified because of all the rotation in small animal clinic, ward and surgery. I should survive.

4- I've decided to pursue internal medicine in companion animals for now, until I find a way to apply it in wildlife medicine
5- I've also decided which lecturer to go to for my Final Year Project. I was a little afraid to go to the lecturer before because she is pretty prominent and I wasn't sure if she would be open to the idea. However, the recent email I got opened up some doors, and I'm probably sticking to this one.

Life has been good so far.  I'm moving into my new house soon, and I can't imagine living alone in a house myself yet. But, I have to say I'm a pretty lucky boy.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Monday, July 20, 2015

Buffetting : Case Closed

I barely had time to update my blog in the university hospital, I SWEAR.

But one thing is for sure along these 3 weeks:

I am officially and absolutely done with T.

I've gotten my answers needed to move on, so now its time to concentrate for real in my studies for the next 2 years.

Who knows, after I earn big bucks I will be more in control over my own life.

So, wait for my posts if I'm free in Japan!

Monday, June 15, 2015

Buffetting : Wonder

Have you ever wonder on how a person may actually think or act differently with different people?

Lately I've encountered several instances on these matters.

There's this lady, named N.

So far she hasn't got much people around her to mingle with, probably due to her extremely egoistic nature and overly sense of dictatorship; more than I do. The difference between me and her is, she bosses; and I try my best to work with people.

Anyways, I have had lunch with another 2 more other girls, S and D; whom I thought were her closest people to call as friends to mingle with. Little do I know, they weren't really all fancy her either. It was a huge surprise for me, because they were really close usually and they talk about all flower dowery stuffs all the time, with pink cloudy puffs around when they interacts.

So apparently apart from partying, working with N is pretty oppressing because of the ego she has. What really awed me was, I couldn't believe the only 2 other person, who actually talks to N like BFFS actually would have such views of her behind her? Its pretty shallow to me, but D actually took it pretty seriously now on.

Now, there's another person I was speaking to L,whom lately has drifted. But I couldn't really help to realize what he has been doing and interacting with the people whom he actually talked about to me before.

An example would be the G story. So there's this dude G, who was pretty enthusiastic about knowing L after coming across somewhere over the rainbows. Initially L was actually talking about how G was really sensitive about various stuffs, to the point that I personally feel that L didn't fancy G much. Just lately, their interaction somewhere over the rainbows became, extra friendly?

I'd remember L was also talking about this other dude A on how promiscuous he was, and how different views they have had. Yet, lately that seemed to be changing?

I have no idea what L is thinking, or the progression of the social interaction between these people. Maybe it has been positive over the course that I've missed.

But somehow, I feel like it doesn't really justify the views L have had and have discussed with me before. Like, if you can do this to other people, heck what would I actually be one day? A source of gossip?

While I'm pretty sure I don't possess such influence and magnitude for a gossip source in the blogosphere, you can't deny the possibilities right?

All I'm trying to say is, I'm a pretty clear cut person. I know my values, the people I mingle with and the views I have usually stay until something drastic happens for me to declare my views. While I do not expect everyone to adhere to my views of conducts, its doesn't really mean I actually wouldn't notice or be bothered when conducts contradictory to my beliefs is in the air.

It's like high school drama, but oh well. 5 more papers to go, and I can finally continue with the posts lost since aeons ago.

on the side note, I'm going to Hokkaido this August, so watch out for more pictures!

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Buffetting : Course Taken on Sem 8

Of all the semesters I have had, I would say this was the hardest and the worst.

Why? Because I was too busy doing everything else BUT academics:
- Vet Youth Summit Japan
- Equestrian Club Presidency
- WSAVA 2015 Congress Volunteer

I probably missed a total of 10 days class out of 70 days classes this semester.

Outcome- BAD. I'm not as good in multitasking as I would thought.

The courses this semester were:
1- Veterinary Pathology 3
2- Surgery and Anaesthesiology
3- Clinical Pathology
4- Clinical Skills
5- Diagnostic Imagine
6- Parasitology 2.

Veterinary Pathology 3:

Continuity from the 2nd course, we studied a lot on the how problems in each body system came about, the agents, the route of infection, the outcome and how they would look like grossly and microscopically. The systems covered this semester was extensive, including kidney, heart, reproductive, skin and skeleton,muscles and tendons.I struggled a lot for this subject this semester, mostly because I had little to no time for further reading. Bad sign.

Surgery and Anaesthesiology

This would be the craziest subject ever. Taking up one whole day of our time in the student surgery theater, we can barely take any break from the full dose of surgery and anesthesia practical. From the dosages of drugs required, their effects, factors to consider to suture materials, suture patterns, suture techniques, surgical skills and so much more; this is the real deal of a veterinary study. I came to consensus that I probably wouldn't be a great surgeon, I should strongly consider the route as an anesthesiologist; if I'm ever going to have more time to study.

Clinical pathology:

Blood works, biochemistry, urinalysis, fecal test you name it. I can practically read the blood works of my parents now to tell them what's going on with their body, if they were stressed, their kidney or liver functions, all the possible problems or suggestion of any changes in their body systems. This is pretty fun because the integration of all the knowledge made sense. But, it wasn't easy because I wasn't exposed to enough cases to see the common patterns yet. Nevertheless, it was an important subject.

Clinical Skills:

Everything under the sun to do with veterinary, this would be it. How to approach a horse, the physical examinations, what to do or what not to do, communicating with clients, history taking, palliative care, cancer treatment; its a skill. What I hated most about this subject was, we barely have enough time or practical sessions to brush up these skills. I'd hope the course cater more on Saturdays or Sundays for us to brush up in the skills. At least I can free out my weekends to not go for roadshows; taking up my study time.

Diagnostic imaging:

Another crazy subject, this course took on radiology, nuclear scintigraphy, ultrasonography, computer tomography and magnetic resonance imaging to god-like level. While Malaysian market still relies 95% on radiology, it was too, fun learning about other modalities. Radiology places an important role in a lot of cases for confirmation of diagnosis, and we learned so much; in fact too much this semester. Again, I would wish I had more time to digest them.

Parasitology 2:

Last but never the least, the continuity from the previous course; this time round the subject focused a lot on the epidemiology of the parasites in Malaysia, including the agent, environment and host as well as the factors and treatment plans in addressing the problems caused. It's a great subject with great importance to me, although sometimes it can get a little bland.

Overall, I would say I failed to strive academically this semester.

I was lazy, I procrastinated, I nose myself into a lot of non-academic stuffs;

I literally screwed up.

With my low end carry marks, I need to pick up a lot of slack to keep up with an first class grades; something I've still failed to do as my study break comes to its half.

Wish me luck in not procrastinating.