Friday, July 16, 2010


When I was a kid, I was rather ambitious and wanted to do so many things. My list of ambitions include to be a foreign language teacher, diplomat, translator, tourist guide (!) and even a stewardess(I LOLled hard at this). Because all these share a common thing -the need to master various languages which is among my keen interests. Plus, I get to travel a lot too. I was not inspired to become a doctor after seeing how hard it was for both of my parents to cope and how much they have to sacrifice for others. It was rather discouraging really. But I knew how much they wanted us to follow their footstep.

But then, one by one people around me succumb to death after suffering various diseases and I started to think how noble it is to be able to give the gift of life. The real eye-opener was my late grandmother who suffered laryngeal cancer passed away (al-Fatihah) when I was in Form 3. She was such an inspiration to me and she has molded me to be who I am today. And now she has gone forever. After visiting her grave every week, it took me a few years to recover from her loss.

Losing someone you love so dearly was not easy and that is a fact. Death is nature's master stroke, albeit a cruel one. But thank God, because of the series of unfortunate events, I have made up my mind that I want to do medicine and become a good doctor one day, Insha Allah.
Today, it feels surreal that I am now in my 4th year after all the ups and downs. My younger brother Halim is following my footstep (rather, our parents footstep) and he just started his Foundation in Sciences (Medicine/Pharm) in CUCMS too. May Allah ease our way to success (Aamiin!). There is no looking back now, no matter how tough it gets. After all, life is full of circumstances and hardships. What makes life beautiful is overcoming them. =)

Wednesday, July 7, 2010



(Actual writings from hospital charts)... Hoping CUCMS HOs don’t repeat this. :) I got this from my teaching surgeon Mr. Ahmed Awil who shared this with us students on his facebook! TQ sir :P

1. The patient refused autopsy.

2. The patient has no previous history of suicides.

3. Patient has left white blood cells at another hospital.

4. She has no rigors or shaking chills, but her husband states she was very hot in bed last night.

5. Patient has chest pain if she lies on her left side for over a year.

6. On the second day the knee was better and on the third day it disappeared.

7. The patient is tearful and crying constantly. She also appears to be depressed.

8 The patient has been depressed since she began seeing me in 1993.

9. Discharge status: Alive but without permission.

10. Healthy appearing decrepit 69-year old male, mentally alert but forgetful.

11. Patient had waffles for breakfast and anorexia for lunch.

12. She is numb from her toes down.

13. While in ER, she was examined, x-rated and sent home.

14. The skin was moist and dry.

15. Occasional, constant infrequent headaches.

16. Patient was alert and unresponsive.

17. Rectal examination revealed a normal size thyroid.

18. She stated that she had been constipated for most of her life, until she got a divorce.

19. I saw your patient today, who is still under our car for physical therapy.

20. Both breasts are equal and reactive to light and accommodation.

21. Examination of genitalia reveals that he is circus sized.

22 The lab test indicated abnormal lover function.

23. Skin: somewhat pale but present.

24. The pelvic exam will be done later on the floor.

25. Patient has two teenage children, but no other abnormalities.

Sunday, July 4, 2010


....In the name of Allah, the Most Merciful, Most Compassionate...

Finally I have the nerve to start blogging, after countless times being asked tirelessly from so many people around me to do just that. I kinda like reading blogs since I enjoy reading good material... but I was skeptical about this because I find it a waste of time (sorry!).. but that's about to change now haha.. Do you know that I actually made a list why I should do this blogging thingy :P to convince myself!

  1. I want to build trust for my customers so that they know a little bit about me (see how important you are.. ;p U made me do this blog).
  2. There's a research done that found students who blog regularly fare better academically than those who don't blog at all (I've no idea how!)
  3. I am such a private person (in other word, very secretive). I want to open up and share more with others about my thoughts.
  4. I consider myself very normal (who doesn't rite?), but I do have some interesting stuff to make you gawk. :P
  5. I hope to make more friends!
  6. To sharpen my writing skills (yeah rite..)
  7. To vent out my feelings. Simply typing something to let the whole world read what's going on in the head works wonders sometimes. (But must make sure it will not hound you back later :P)
  8. I want to get feedbacks, keep my finger on the pulse and get readers to suggest ideas etc..
  9. To brag to others that I too have a personal blog now. haha
  10. To discipline myself. Blogging adds certain amount of discipline to a blogger's life (at least I believe so..) I hope my time-management gets better after this.

  • I am an eldest sister who is surviving as a 4th year medical student and passionate about volunteer works, House Md, fashion, food, books, music, art, ninjas (!) and everything Japanese! And at the moment trying my hand at online entrepreneurship/business :) for some extra cash... (Do support me ya folks!).
  • I am also somewhat culturally competent :P Besides my own mother tongue, I am able to speak in Japanese/Nippon-go, Korean/Hangul, Mandarin, Arabic and English (duh!) with varying degree of fluency thanks to my school system and my own addiction to watching foreign dramas/movies!
  • I came from a very big family. My dad has 15 (!) siblings and my mom has 8. I am the eldest of 6 siblings. So I guess I have a lot to share with you guys about my life! :)

WHATS WITH THE NAME "Boku-No-Blog-Hontou-Ni"?
  • I said I love everything Japanese right, so yeah, I can't think of a cooler Japanese line than that ;p. It means "My-Own-Blog-Seriously" or "My-Own-Blog-For-Real".
  • It shows how much I am surprised with myself having my own blog. Finally.

  • Expect me to write and share things that matters in my life e.g. family, medicine, and my various interests.
  • I might also share notes here on health, languages (Japanese lesson!), excerpts from interesting reading material and my all-time favourite jokes.
  • I am an avid reader/movie goer. Books are like carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature is dumb, science is crippled, and thought is at a standstill! So I may also make book and movie reviews!
  • What NOT to expect is for me to update this everyday :P. However, I may (emphasizing the word "may") update this every week or monthly k :)