Friday, 30 January 2015

The perks of being a Malaysian student in Ireland

Assalamualaikum wbt,

Alhamdulillah, just done my Obs n Gynae case presentation n hands on exam. Everything went well just kne improve on history presentation always mention the risk factors in the history presenting complaint. "You have a very good grasp of knowledge!" pheww..happy, first time kne puji sepanjang rotation ni. yela ape taknye, attach dgn SpR yg garang the whole time.. asyk kne marah je sampai kdg den senyum je ble dia betulkan mistakes kte. hehe.. hidup as medical student ni kne cekal.

And at this stage now, we have to really know our things inside out. I mean like this patient had ovarian cancer n the investigation is to do pelvic ultrasound. The question is how do you differentiate from the ultrasound that it is malignant or benign cyst? haaa..quite challenging I would, mmg kne byk baca n ATTEND lectures. sbb once you attend, you get a better understanding on that topic.

So,  back to my main topic. The perks of being a Malaysian student in Ireland particularly in UCC from my perspective:

1. You know the answer but you are too SHY to voice it out. and the next second, you're Irish got remarks because he answered the question. It's not about getting compliments actually but rather to participate in class and being noticed by the lecturer. hee.So, kdg kne paksa diri utk say it out loud..walaupun salah ke betul ke, but that shows you are trying to engage with the lecturer and that's a positive sign!

2. You dunno how to mingle with them when most of the time you have been spending time with your other malaysians which means cakap melayu laaa.hahah

3. You're English doesn't get any better. heh. because reason no.2. so, always push yourself to mingle with them. I'm glad that some Irish can get along well with me especially from the same group as me since last year like Jacqui, Karoline, Eric, Ruth, Conal etc to name a few. huuu..

4. Sometime when you are attach with an Irish partner, the consultant seems bias. sobs2..they like to look at the Irish than me..I've heard about the same thing twice from my other malaysians..

In conclusion, actually eventhough da nak 4 tahun lebih duduk study kt Ireland ni, but I'm still adapting to the environment. hoping that I'll make more Irish friends and speak more fluently and better if I can get the cork accent. yes, I'm that ambitious because I'm a zone 2 type of person. haha..

Sekian...can't wait to go to Ballycotton this sunday with le housemates tercinta. In need of fresh air and some break..hehe..till then. =)

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Appreciate your mom.

It was an emotional moment for me after witnessing a normal delivery today during my O&G rotation. The pain and struggle the mother went through from the first stage of labour was unbearable to see. Feeling unease at the side of the bed, not knowing what to do or help her, I just prayed in my heart that the mother will deliver her baby safely and that her child is healthy and safe.

At 11.30 am, it was 4cm. then after a few pressure pain the mother complaint of, and a few pushing assisted by the midwives, she finally delivered a healthy baby boy at 12.30 pm.. And the look from her face and her husband is priceless. they both cried of joy and relief.

"Dan Kami wajibkan manusia berbuat baik kepada kedua ibu bapanya; ibunya telah mengandungnya dengan menanggung kelemahan demi kelemahan (dari awal mengandung hingga akhir menyusunya), dan tempoh menceraikan susunya ialah dalam masa dua tahun; (dengan yang demikian) bersyukurlah kepadaKu dan kepada kedua ibubapamu; dan (ingatlah), kepada Akulah jua tempat kembali (untuk menerima balasan)." Surah Luqman:14

"And We have enjoined upon man [care] for his parents. His mother carried him, [increasing her] in weakness upon weakness, and his weaning is in two years. Be grateful to Me and to your parents; to Me is the [final] destination."Surah Luqman:14

In my mind at the moment was my mother. sobs2..Always be grateful and appreciate your mother and be a good daughter or son to them. like  Nouman Ali Khan said in his tafsir Surah Luqman video: gratefulness and humility comes together. to be grateful to Allah and also people around you is an act of kindness. May we become the people of Alhamdulillah.


"Dan sesungguhnya Kami telah memberi kepada Luqman, hikmat kebijaksanaan, (serta Kami perintahkan kepadanya): Bersyukurlah kepada Allah (akan segala nikmatNya kepadamu)". Dan sesiapa yang bersyukur maka faedahnya itu hanyalah terpulang kepada dirinya sendiri, dan sesiapa yang tidak bersyukur (maka tidaklah menjadi hal kepada Allah), kerana sesungguhnya Allah Maha Kaya, lagi Maha Terpuji."Surah Luqman;12
my beautiful mama. =)
See you soon, Malaysia dan seisinya. 4 months n counting..hehe..but for now, let's strive and do our best in 4th year shall we.. =)