..........Myspace Codes An Extraordinary Life: May 2008

Saturday, May 31, 2008

Good deals, research and great formal...

Hehe, I know I haven't updated my blog for quite a while - I'm surprised when some of my friends (whom I didn't expect will read my blog that often) told me I should update soon, lol... Anyway, here's a "photo-packed edition" to keep you readers "entertained" for the next few minutes...


Bought this sand-gray Japan Winter '08 range jacket from Kathmandu, Bondi Junction at an incredible sales price of AUD54.95 when the original price was AUD159.95! Don't worry, it's not pirated or anything - it's the authentic stuff. Reason why it costs less than a third of the actual price? They had an incoming batch of "new" colours in the range! Lol, their loss is my gain, hehe! =D

Bought this silver top at TEMT, The Galleries Victoria for AUD9.95 (original price was AUD19.95) - again, my gain! =P

Yet another purchase from TEMT - this time, a dark purple dress. Ignore the jeans - was too lazy to take it off when I was trying the dress on. The price? AUD24.95. How could I possibly resist such a bargain, more so when the dress is purple?!


This is where I'm currently undertaking my ILP research - at CRUfAD! You shouldn't have a problem working out what the acronym stands for... =)

The sign on the door entrance of my research lab to which I hold a master key to, muahaha... *evil cackle* Isn't it cool I'm working at an internationally-recognized (WHO) lab? Lots of work to do at research but it's really enjoyable and the research team's simply fabulous - everyone's so friendly, I feel so welcomed!


"Charlie" and his "angel" - Lai and I posing during the End of Session 1 formal dinner. ^_^

Me and the "guitar man": Tim's so talented in stringing the guitar; wish I knew how to play the guitar... >.<

Took too many photos at the formal but I thought I should end with this shot of me sitting at the Master's Chair - yes, that's the dress I bought at TEMT!

Ta for now, I should really go to sleep - I'm busy even on weekends, you know! =P

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Monday, May 19, 2008

I passed! ^_^

Checked my unimail earlier and my EOP results were out - I passed! Whee! Thank you, Lord - God really is gracious! Thanks to everyone who supported me with encouraging words throughout this dreadful waiting period...

On another note, I just finished my ILP induction about an hour ago. I'm now officially in Phase 2 and a junior researcher in my own right. Can't wait to kickstart things off with my supervisor tomorrow...

Ecstatic, ecstatic, ecstatic! That's how I feel right now! Can't stop grinning from ear to ear...

*yells with a high-pitched scream and runs around with arms waving above like a "mad med" gal*

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Friday, May 16, 2008

Tagged by Vin Nie...

1] What's your favorite anime at the present time?
::.. Toki wo kakeru shôjo (The girl who leapt through time) - go watch it! ..::
2] Given the chance, what special ability/power would you like to have?
::.. Hmm, maybe reading minds? That way, I can know what others are thinking and perhaps assist where warranted... ..::
3] How do you think about yourself?
::.. A hopeless romantic who dreams too much but is realistic most of the time ..::
4] Where is the place that you want to go the most?
::.. Heaven! ..::
5] If you can have 1 dream to come true, what would it be?
::.. Hmm, like I said, I dream too much - can't decide which... *wink* ..::
6] Do you have a crush now?
::.. Even if the answer is yes, what's that got to do with you? =P ..::
7] What are you afraid to lose the most now?
::.. Hmm, can't think of any right now... ..::
8] If you win $1 million, what would you do?
::.. Investment/savings, family/friends, church, charity - the list goes on ..::
9] If you meet someone that you love, would you confess to him/her?
::.. I would prefer the guy to make the first move ..::
10] List out 3 good points of the person who tagged you.
::.. Friendly, smart, caring ..::
11] Which type of person do you hate the most?
::.. Backstabbers/manipulators! ..::
12] What is your ambition?
::.. The "holy" answer: Glorify His kingdom. The "worldly" answer: Get my MBBS! (Seems like everyone's graduating/working and I'm not even halfway through...) ..::
13] If you have fault, would you rather the people around you point out to you or would you rather they keep quiet?
::.. Please let me know - constructive criticisms never hurt anyone... ..::
14] What do you think is the most important in your life?
::.. Him! ..::
15] Are you a shopaholic or not?
::.. I'm a window shopaholic - love browsing through stores but no money to buy stuff - which is probably good after all... ..::
16] What is the thing that you really want now?
::.. Sleep - it's been a looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooong day..::
17] Why does it hurt when you punch someone?
::.. Please don't get me started on nociceptors and pain fibres - I'm sure med talk isn't everybody's cup of tea... =P ..::
18] Is there anything that you have done which you regret?
::.. Plenty - to say no will be to lie ..::
19] Are you hungry right now?
::.. Nah, I only had dinner four hours ago ..::
20] Do you think that this survey is totally useless?
::.. Depends on how you view it! *bleh* ..::

I'm tagging Andrew D., Esther, Shir Li, Tzia Ee and Tzia Tzia...

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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

It's over!

As the title implies, it's pretty much self-explanatory... =P

Fingers crossed that I pass all my exams. Rumours have it that results will be out next week - Voice in head: So fast? That's like barely a week after we finished exams. Yikes! >.<

If all goes well, I'll be starting ILP next week. Also, except for extra-faculty courses, assignments, projects and portfolio essays, there will no longer be anymore written papers for the rest of my undergrad MBBS at uni. It'll only be OSCEs and VIVAs, which so totally makes sense since we'll be clinical-based eventually in real life. Can't waste time thinking too long (which happens in written exams) while your patient is literally dying right under your watch, can you? Anyway, below is my schedule for the rest of the week:

Monday - OSCEs' over so exams are over too! =)
Tuesday - Went to DIAC office to get my working visa label, headed to Kinokuniya for a one-hour training session for my one-day casual stock-take job later this month, Basser Under The Stars later tonight
Wednesday - Skipping MedSoc's End-of-Phase 1 Party to attend our very own (mostly the Malaysian/Singaporean gang) end-of-phase celebrations (as well as Leon's birthday) at Cheryl's place; I expect it'll be the wee hours of the morning by the time I head back home
Thursday - Participating in the Pearson's Language Test (did it before last year) to earn $100 for 3 hours of my time: extra spending money, lol... =D
Friday - IBF (International Bible Fellowship); coolness to be reading His Word with my fellow bros and sis-in-Christ!
Saturday - Outing with Dian which entails Coogee-Bondi walk followed by a seafood lunch with fried Mars bar then shopping at Bondi Junction and lastly dinner at Hurricane's Grill... whee...
Sunday - Church and fellowship over dinner after service

Haha, so yeah, even though exams are over, Jane Gun is still as busy as ever! =P Ta for now!

Ps. Thanks to everyone who gave me encouraging messages throughout the exam period - really appreciate it... ^_^

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Thursday, May 01, 2008

My last end-of-course exam...

That's right - I sat for my last end-of-course exam (Society & Health B) today, that's provided I don't flunk it, lol... That means no more end-of-course (i.e. no more exams after each 8-week block) for the rest of my MBBS; it'll only be end-of-phase.

Speaking of which, my end-of-phase 1 exams (covering everything I've learned from 1st year up to the 3rd year stuff) are creeping nearer and nearer. Just about another week to go.

Friday 9th May: Written paper (2-3 hours)

Saturday 10th May: Practical exams consisting of 4 labs i.e. anatomy (10 stations), histopathology (4 slides), microbiology+biochemistry, and physiology+pharmacology

Monday 12th May: OSCE (objective structured clinical exam) - 6 stations where at each station, I'll need to take a full medical history, examine the patient and summarize my findings to the examiner

Hopefully I won't burnout before that. But thanks heaps to everyone who's been really supportive. Just last night, Peypey drove all the way to deliver me a Krispy Kreme to boost my energy as I studied for today's paper - not to mention the touching message she wrote in the card that came with the doughnut. Just random acts of kindness like these really make my day. Then there's Mich who's so eager to help me out by volunteering herself as my patient so I can practice for my OSCE. And Esther's sms kept me going too even though she's sitting for today's paper herself. And all my friends in Basser or church or med - the list goes on and on...

I really thank God that He has blessed me in so many ways. They may not seem direct or obvious but I know His hand is at work with every encouragement that comes my way. It really marvels me that He knows when to give me that little push I need every time when I feel that I cannot go on anymore. Even more amazing is that He should look out for such an insignificant me - I'm after all 1 in 6.66 billion of the world's population...

Lord, I surrender my life to you in all humility...

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