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Thursday, November 26, 2009

Salam Aidiladha to everyone =)

Aloha, its been a week since I last wrote sth here. Masa tu panas membara :P blom hangus je lagi. Hehhehee..
Today suam-suam kuku, but kilat berdentum-dentam. Thunderstorm.

Weekends hari tu gi cherry picking kat Cherry Haven, in the Dandenongs. Memang haven sungguh. Kembung makan cherry hari-hari. Haha. Best gila.

Then the next day ada housewarming rumah Dr. H. Hmmm... dalam seronok-seronok makan tu, ada plak orang tu nak promote barang2 direct selling dia & siap ajak join utk jadi jurujuals (macam pyramid style la). Its food supplements (brand USANA), especially utk kuruskan badan, which I am very much not interested. Like I sed many many times, nak slim kena la jaga makan seimbang & exercise. Tu je caranye, bukan short cuts ni. Aku tak ckp la yg aku tak berminat nak beli, aku ckp baik-baik la kan that not at this time. Tapi hekeleh, bleh lagi pushy nak suruh beli jugak.. Macam-macam dia cakap, ada dalam MIMS la, better than any other shelves products la, etc. But, yeah, aku tak minat laaaa!! Those things might be good, but, sorry, not interested. She & family can teruskan amik menda tu if they want. Hmm.. as a doctor, I value very much informed knowledge of any products, especially yg kena telan ni, before I commit. For this one, hubby & I have actually done our research and we r happy not to be involved :)

Me busy with driving lessons & practising, and also studying my dear 'ol Psych stuff. Urrhh!

Hafta admit, driving lessons make me exhausted. Teringat zaman blaja drive lebih kurang >10yrs ago. Aduh, lepas lesson je balik tu mesti letih gila, lenguh kaki & otak sumer. I feel the same way now, cuma I'm more comfortable with driving than back then. Ye la, dulu tu pangkat 'L', meaning Learner (or to me.. I was more like a 'L'embu). Now the same exhaustion, same otak tepu semua, same emotionally draining experience.

Me taking the extra 3hours of lesson sebab nak kasi comprehensive revision of road rules, etc before the actual test day. The test itself is to convert my M'sian driving license to a Victorian license.

Like alwiz, asalkan ujian ke apa2 test ke, aku mesti dgn darah gemuruhnye, seram sejuk, stressing out, takleh tido, anhedonia, blablabla. Nasib badan betul la aku gi book test tu kat tpt yg terkenal dgn kegarangan/ kehampasan tukang testnye. Harap-harap la aku bleh lulus, kalau tak cemerlang, bagus sket dp fail pon jadila. Bertambah-tambah stress aku ni now.

The comprehensive lessons I took tu kat city, bukan kat tpt yg amik test ni. Suggested by a fren. Best instructor dia. He made me feel confident to drive. Aku guna kereta dia yg jauh lagi bagus dp kereta kodok aku tu. Which is the same as the car that I'm borrowing from Dr. H. to drive for the test. Well, any car is better than my kodok :P
Anyways, dia kata aku ada good driving skills & good car control, cuma kena confident & tenang fikiran je time tu. Kalau aku maintain cara aku drive, park, etc cam masa lessons tu, aku bleh pass dgn cemerlangnye. Harap-harap la cuaca elok, fikiran aku tenang, traffic pagi2 tu elok, semuanye elok on the test day tu, InsyaAllah.

Aku praktis setiap hari dgn kereta Dr. H. Meletihkan... mental & fizikal. Huhuhu.. I guess kena la biasakan dp sekarang, since nanti nak drive kereta besar anyways, bukan utk test ni je. Ahaks ;)

Letih-letih... dgn study phsychiatry tu lagi. Hish.

Anyways, selamat Hari Raya Aidiladha to everyone.. :) Take care.. perut =P

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Kepanasan!

Panasnyeee hari ni. Its only 35°c max today, blom lagi like early this year when it was 47°c-50°c! My tapak tangan & tapak kaki dah peluh2 dah. Kipas is turned on 1 first, seb baik kipas tu power gila. Because of the scary experience early this yr, I've kinda prepared this house a bit, like having lotsa water in stock, the fans, tutup blinds awal2 bila dah tgh hari tu, etc. Harap-harap we all survive this year's summer la hendaknye.. harap-harap the temperature is milder than last time.. huhuhuhu...

Went to Chadstone Shopping Centre last nite. Saja-saja je nak tgk the opening of the new wing. The multimillion dollar worth of renovation & extension. Mostly luxury brands je yg
banyak, yg kurang luxury pon kebanyakannye yg tahap mahal. Banyak gile security guards kat new wings tu. Mebbie coz of diorang buat pameran handbags/ shoes/ etc kat walkway kot.

Hubby, Dr. MJ & I went there pakai baju gi pasar je. Hehehehe.. ye la, Chaddy tu like.. sebelah rumah je. :P
Anyways, saja je gi masuk kedai2 mahal ni. Nak tgk diorang layan ke tak. Fuiyoo.. kagum tgk the crowds, sooooo different from us all. Memang gaya exclusive sungguh. Ooooo.. rupa-rupanye ni la gaya org2 kaya-raya yg slalu beli brand2 ni ye. Terasa kampung sungguh aku ni. Hahaha. Tapi the salespersons semua senyum, tanya how r u, etc. Anyhow, terasa lemas pun ada coz ramai org cam aku ni yg berpusu-pusu saja je masuk nak tgk kedai2 mahal ni. My early observation of the items themselves... design yg bosan, which I dont think I will spend my money on any of these items. Plus.. aku tak rasa aku nak impress anyone by actually having any of them & actually showing them off to the public. Lemas dok situ lama-lama.

Teringat kat M'sia when I saja-saja masuk dlm kedai mahal-mahal ni. Some kedai dont even want to buka pintu for us kalau diorang tgk kita pakai baju yg kurang glamour ni. But to me, bleh, aku yg nak masuk, kalau tak nak buka pintu takpe, aku bleh buka sendiri. Apa.. ingat aku takde duit ke nak beli.. it just that probably I'm a little wiser in spending my money (quote from a fren). Kalau masuk kedai tu of course la nak pegang2, nak try sana sini kan. Aku akan slambanye pegang2 any bags or shoes that I like, asking the price, the size, etc... executing my consumer's right. Tak semestinye aku nak beli kan. Kalau the salesperson tu dah jeling-jeling, aku akan buat selamba derk je la, sambil senyum kat diorang even tho diorang tak nak senyum kat aku. Bukan diorang mati pon kalau aku usik bag2 mahal tu. D'oh! Heheehe... Like I sed, my consumer's right, and I dont really care, dude. Aku nak tgk, sukati aku la kan. Hehhehehe...

Hmmm.. tomorrow's the day for me to return one of the library books. Psychiatry book. I havent even finished 1 chapter yet. I feel lost each time baca buku tu. Bleh. Jap lagi nak baca la sket. Harap-harap masuk la sket. Tak nak la jadi bodo kat tpt kerja. But.. psych? Huhuhuhu... baca je la, nak buat cam mana.. huhuhuhu...

Aaahh.. I want my new car... zoom zoom zoom.. waiting is just excruciating...

Panasnyeee...

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

I am... officially on my weird-annual-leave

Hmmm.. dah lama tak tulis kat sini. Its like mmmm a week ago. A few things happened from then til now.

My psychiatry rotation.
I was still falling asleep during patient interviews, but to a much less severe extent. Still terhangguk-hangguk time interview especially dgn ppl with personality disorders. There were some stuff relating to physical medicine issues, & thats when I paid much more attention. :D
Stayed back a bit on Friday to do handover for the person who's covering for my 2 week leave. Apparently the person who's doing that quite enjoyed doing psych before, so he was looking forward to do it again. Soooo different from me la kan. Nevertheless, people in psych team are very supportive & understanding, so I think I will enjoy doing the rotation, provided I do some readings & studying while on leave.

Badminton.
Played wit TTM & TTD. Lemah betul stamina. Baru seminit dua dah mengah semacam. Hehhehehe.. bukan apa, aku ni malas bebeno. Sebab malas tu la jadi lemah tu. Teringat zaman uni dulu, I joined karate. Because females sket gila, kitorang tak dpt excuse masa training. Kalau lelaki buat 50 push ups, kami pon kena buat gak. Kalau lelaki buat 200 sit ups, kami pon sama. Disebabkan I was alwiz stressing up dgn training, on the days takde training aku slalu praktis all the moves including the push ups dan jugak other cardio exercises (swim/jog). Looking back, aku puas hati aku buat yg tu dulu. Now sebab kerja dijadikan alasan utk bermalas-malasan, so aku rasa aku agak muncit if to compare wit before.
Kalau ikutkan, with semangat waja boleh je buat cam dulu kan ;)

Helping hands.
Helped a fren, Dr. H, moving out of her old house. Penat gila la coz barang2 dia besau2. Anyhow, I'm glad she moved out of that house coz hidup dia selama ni dah cukup terseksa dgn kerenah the weirdo housemates. Wooo.. gila boleh nangis kalau diingat-ingatkan.
Muscles.. here I come! ahhahahahahah.

Gardening.
Snipping the jungle outside memang best. Terasa mcm tumbuh muscles. Puas hati. Its another good way to hilangkan stress jugak. Clear dah my backyard & tpt parking kereta tu. Tak sempat buat semua hari tu, but I'll make sure this coming weekends kami sempat buat together. Its spring & everything is growing fast. So tak nak la ternak ular/ biawak semua kan. Kena clearkan no matter wat.

Car.
Went looking for a car these past 2 weeks. Utk persediaan summer akan datang. Dun want to mati dlm kereta with my current car. Its a very exhausting experience. Beli kereta ni bukan mcm beli handbag/ kasut. Its a big commitment, it involves a large amount of money. So kena la cari kereta that comes with a good deal. Kalau la aku ni kaya gila, aku takkan tension2 cam ni. Dah lama gua sambar Toyota Prius tu satu or Mazda 6 Luxury Sports Hatch or Mazda CX7.
Tapi nak buat cam mana, aku takde la sekaya itu.. yet! :) Bersyukur je la dgn apa yg aku mampu now. :)

Visa.
Final stage. Dah hantar the documents. Harap2 la settle soon. This is one other reason that could affect me buying a car for now. And other things, including specialty training. InsyaAllah everything goes well.

Driving license.
Waarrgghhh! Aku still blom settle lagi yg ni. Tension gua. I hafta change my M'sian driving license to Vic license, esp. bila visa dah settle. Takutnye nak amik test.

UPSR.
Results out tomorrow. Aku doakan my brother gets an excellent result for this. Amiin. InsyaAllah. Will call home tonite.


Chadstone.
Today is the grand opening of the final wing. Am going to buang masa, tenaga & duit there with hubby & Dr. MJ. Saja2. Even tho I kno I'm not in need of anything urgent for now. Eh... wait a minute. I do need a new kettle coz last week I blew our only kettle off. So now kena guna alternative lain. There, ada gak alasan best nak gi Chaddy. Selain tu nak gi beli stuff for Dr. H for her housewarming this weekend.

Til then, nanti gua update lagi wat we found there at Chadstone. Ciao.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Kejap Ada, Kejap Takde...

Its day 2 of work & I'm still alive.
I keep on falling asleep during interviews with patients.. which is not good at all, especially in my bosses' eyes. Its bad that I look attentive each time we begin, then comes 10mins, tic toc tic toc.. mata pon kuyuuu je, pas tu all the voices go fuzzy.. Suddenly I hear my boss thank the patient for their time with us. Aduh!

I'm lost on each attempt of doing the discharge summaries. My brain freezes when I start to flip through the notes.

Well, in ED, if a patient starts to be vague & rambling, I could easily redirect the converstion of what the focus of the current ED admission is.. more on why they are here in ED now rather than seeing a GP or early on into the condtion/ symptoms. But here in psych, I cant really do that, can I? The patients talking, appearance, behaviour, contents, etc are the things that I actually hafta pay attention on... and it doesnt help with me having a super short attention span & impatient. I think thats because I'm soooo used to ED that I'm not used to this new environment. Hmmm... I miss ED so much. :(

I do haf to go to work on weekends but only for 4 hours, then on call for 24hrs. If I am on call, weekdays or weekends, I actually hafta be there, physically, at the hospital if I do get called. Even if its 3am in the morning... Adus!!

Fuh, meetings, discharge summaries, lengthy collateral histories, timely interviews, on calls, linkings, follow ups, etc. All these things that I rarely do in ED, unless kalau terpaksa. E.g. patient with advanced dementia who comes from a high level care nursing home. Have I told anyone that I'm not that keen on working on the wards.. again?

Its a total turn around from ED!

Ckp pasal meeting, teringat tadi meeting dekat dgn BHH Centro. Ingat nak naik kereta, tapi teringatkan parking & keretaku yg sedikit hampes tu, so aku jalan la kaki. Panas gila, but aku control jelita dgn memakai sunnies ku ke sana. Seb baik kasut sedikit comfy. Lama gila kena jalan tgh2 panas tu. Abis la, hangus la lepas ni. 15-20mins jalan pegi (and the same duration utk balik semula ke ward). Sesat plak tu. Aduh. Ingat nak naik cab je tadi. Tapi bila teringatkan kang ada yg panggil aku badak ke, gajah ke (cam waktu obese dulu), maka aku slamba je la. (Eleh, badak & gajah macho je dlm panas tu... so takleh la panggil aku dgn gelaran2 bertuah tu kan).

All these symptoms are transitional I believe. I'm not nervous each time I walk into the psych ward. Well, I suppose thats a good start.

Anyho, I'm glad that everyone in psych team is soooo nice & patient with me being impatient & nervous all the time (nervous of myself losing it, pretty much). And kinda think of it, I am glad to be here than having to spend the next 3 months on the medical/ surgical wards.. which is more exhausting & draining (emotionally, mentally, physically, socially) than anything else. The environment here is definitely more relaxed than that of an actual physical medicine wards, & of course ED.

And more, I'm glad that I can actually have breakie & dinner with hubby, also some fun weekends.

Saturday, November 07, 2009

New'ies'


New month.. November is here
New rotation.. starting Monday. I am sad thinking that I am back on the ward, doing those yucky ward jobs... sedihnyeeee meninggalkan ED :(
New set of contact lenses :)
New hobby.. merepek-repek kat forums :P
New light.. in alkisah jerawatku :D definitely new skin now, not the angry one.. now its the smooth, fresh, recovering skin.. sukaaaa! :D
New stuff on Restaurant City, FB :P
New food tonite? Hmmmm... kena fikir jap. Tapi dah lama dah tak makan makanan masak sendiri.
New attitude? Hmmmm... ntah, mcm terpaksa je coz considering the new rotation is NOT my cup of tea, kalau boleh memang tak nak buat >:P

apa ntah aku merekek ni. ciaaooo.. will update soon
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