Monday, January 25, 2010

Made up my mind...

I'm going home... for good.. soon.. =)


Monday, January 18, 2010

Over coffee

In between ward round and clinic this morning, I had a nice chat with my partner (as in pal during rotation, not the other kind) over coffee.
Mostly we talked about marriage.. =P

Started off, of course, with gossips.. That's what girls do over coffee, not talking about what's going on in Haiti or the political instabilities in this country, church burnings by good-for-nothings in that country etc. (BUT we did talk about the implementation of HPV vaccine among 12 yo in Ireland though..) *wink* -> Note: possible Paeds (or O&G) essay question in April, people!!

Then she was asking me about why Malaysian (esp Malays) in our class, who are either: "her baby is almost 1 year old", "she just had a baby", "just married", "they're getting married" or "what?? she's married???!!" *LOL*

She then asked me the inevitable question, "when are you getting married?", so I asked her back the same question.. =P. She made a good plan of getting married around 26/27, and have a child at around 29/30. You're still young, darling.. You can afford to wait that long.. As for me, I am almost a quarter of a century!! And grey hair just keep on popping up.. (NO PRESSURE, MR BOYFIE) =P

She said something, and I share the same opinion, regarding having a non-medical boyfriends or future husbands.. Isn't it boring to come home after a long day at the hospital and to be talking about medicine even at home?? And isn't it sad when you come home post-call and your husband isn't there because he is on-call?
Yet again, there are always pros and cons on everything.

This brings on other issues: about men and their ego & inferiority complex and what not. In this part of the world, those issues are like so outdated. No one cares about what you work as, or how much you earn. The mentality is different at the other end of the world. All the "aunties" would start talking behind your back and a husband would even divorce his wife just because she earns more than him (and they were in the same field, for goodness sake!). I quote another friend, "I WOULD EASILY SCORE MYSELF A DOCTOR IF I CARE ABOUT MONEY, STATUS AND WHAT OTHER PEOPLE WOULD THINK OR SAY ABOUT IT." Well said and totally agreed with ya! I guess it's up to the guys now to accept whatever coming his way. Probably it's easier for girls to accept it than guys, and it is easier for us to say 'ignore it' because sometimes we just can't understand what you are going through as God made us feel and look at things differently.

Interestingly enough, my dad and I were talking about the same topic last weekend! (about getting married and stuff). It was kinda embarrassing talking about this with my father, but at the same time I am relieved that I can talk about it with him. And he even said, I can talk to him about everything and anything, he's always there for me. (Awwwww.. isn't he the greatest!!). And he even started to ask around about the price range of venues, catering, wedding planner and all!!!! (Errrkkk...)


Okay, enough talking about marriage and stuff.. it's started getting on my nerves!!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

My latest nephew

Let me introduce you, my little nephew, Mohd Azim Iskandar!

Born on the 7th of January at 38 wks, IOL for gestational diabetes.
Perinatal -> 24hrs in baby unit (?signs of hypoglycaemia but glucose level was lower limit of normal). Currently neonatal jaundice (at > 24 hrs).

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Steal, lie or cheat

May you never steal, lie or cheat. But if you must steal, then steal away my sorrows. And if you must lie, lie with me all the nights of my life. And if you must cheat, then please cheat death, because I couldn't live a day without you - from the movie "Leap Year"

Sunday, January 10, 2010

New Year's Eve

We were invited to a "party" to a friend's house.
Good food (sushi, roast chicken & chicken rice) yummy~!
Then a round of Cranium!! Hell of a game! =D

Thursday, January 7, 2010

My Hero, My Saviour

I have been thinking of buying myself a new comfortable and "safe" pair of boots for me to go through icy mornings without walking like an old grandma and missed the bus because I can't run in my regular Hush Puppies, not even with my Nike runners.. (thanks to last year's incident, I am traumatized.. =P)

I've been eyeing UGG boots but I guess there's no point of spending that much when I will probably be wearing them up until this coming spring only (imagine me wearing them in Malaysia, walking around in Bintang Walk.. gilo ko apo?? =P)

Anyhoo, I was rummaging through our shoe racks and our little storage room beneath the staircase.. and guess what I found! A forgotten pair of boots that met all the criteria I needed in these gloomy days.. It's comfortable, definitely "safe" and surely will keep me warm (well, below ankle, that is..). Bought this when I was in premed but rarely wore them.. =P. I love you, Mr baby-blue CAT~!

Was walking to the hospital for my night shift in O&G's ER just now.. I even tried walking on an icy patch with them, and I DIDN'T SLIPPED~! weeeehooooo~~!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

I know... I'm such a bad blogger....

I am truly sorry for the lack of posting or updating here.. *sigh*
I will try my best to update at least.. once a week..? =P. We'll see..

Anyhoo, hope I am not too late to wish you, Happy New Year~!

I don't know whether I can survive going to hospital early in the morning without slipping or fell flat on my bum.. Pray for me! *_*

One more week of Obs & Gynae (wrappin it up with an exam on Friday).. wish me luck~!

Signing off in this cold cold weather...