Nov 25, 2005
been very disappointed that lots of ward rounds been postponed to next week, meaning it would be real pack… REAL PACKED UP… hardly time to draw breath, perhaps… plus i volunteered to be the group leader…
why am i so stupid? why am i so naive? shit shit shit
Currently in orthopaedic surgery posting a.k.a. carpentry posting. Just look at how they attempt to refix back the bone, drilling nails into them, realigning them, relieving any obstruction, draining out any pressuring fluid or pus, modifying bones…. But come to think of it, they are more of a botanist, skillful ones perhaps, gently nurturing back the bones, the cartilage and other soft tissues…
ok… back to the "today is a happy day. today is a nice day. today is THE day." issue - today we had ward round or teaching session with Prof Razif.
This is the most dynamic lecturer that I had met.
Funny, good jokes, poker face.
Teaching technique, marvellous.
Exam-orientated balanced with realistic medicine, definitely.
In practical exam (long case or short case), he is always being blatantly curious why is it so difficult for the undergraduate to pass…
- about inspection: "come on lar. it is so easy, the patient is there, just read the patient, that reading any text" "if the sky is blue, just say BLUE"
- about palpation & manouvre: "stupid exam is a act, so act"
- about presentation: "always economize your words, why say patient have reduced movement in flexion and extension when you can just say - stiffness." and he keeps reminding about phrases that we can reduce them to words, even words with multiple syllables can be reduced to lesser syllables.
- about medical student who is damn silent at practical: "why spend 5 years, reading 30books, and now, all your friends engineering and etc earning thousands, and you are still in poverty, and coming to exam - and you keep quiet (both his eyes uproll)"
great to have Prof Razif with UMMC… God bless Dr.Razif. Someone who actually understand that we are still in poverty, unlike the dean*.
P/S it would be fun if i can invite Dr. Razif to Friendster =)
(*forcing us to pay RM30 even though we will not be attending the Centennial Dinner)
* regarding it, here’s Sue’s cynical remarks, titled "lesson":
sy baru je belajar sesuatu yg sgt berharga… untuk
jd seorg dr yg prihatin terhadap pesakit, kite
kenala byk menderma kepada tabung pesakit. oh,
lepas tu tak boleh derma seikhlas hati, kena
derma rm30 tak boleh kurang, lebih takpe.
it’s ok if u don’t have money, u have to derma
anyway. fork out the money in any way u can, as
long as u get the money. it’s ok if u have less than
rm10 in ur purse, it’s ok… derma je. kalau tidak
nanti tak boleh jd dr yg prihatin. no need to go
through endless hours of communication skills,
PPD la, caring for patients la… no need all that to
be a caring dr, u just need lots of money untuk
derma kat pesakit.
Nov 19, 2005
- how about getting a independent body to review our public examination’s standards?
- get a few reporters (professional ones) to go undercover to write a few stories about a day work of a government servant I bet you’ll probably regret making this move.
Nov 14, 2005
Just found out from Mika that a cheerful bubbly coursemate of mine is currently warded for acute appendicitis in UMMC, going for operation tonight. Wishing her getting back to health soon and a successful non-scarring surgery…
Received news that the attack is not that severe, she had a delicious supper at Delifrance last night. Could be something else than appendicitis? Probably, it is time for a syndrome to be named after her.
went to Dana at Lunas… that’s mommy dearest
revisiting the sea side near fort cornwallis - new facelift
gurney drive… for a meaningful breakfast at my fav restaurant
And the most interesting that I had been to during the break is PENANG TURF CLUB
THE BOOK: complete incomprehensible -sifu required.. still looking for one
THE PEOPLE: the betting crowd… smokers and bad grooming… horrendous…
THE HORSE: horse displaying their amazing physique before the race…
Nov 7, 2005
during respite, hugging closely to STAR newspaper, just could not resist sharing some of the mind-boggling hoo-haas about uni and penghuni uni like moi(me,my in french… i think)-self.
HOO HAA PERTAMA: TOLAK MASOCHISM
Lim said the Cabinet should censure Prof Datuk Dr Hashim Yaacob for his public pronouncement that he was “not worried” and instead felt “great happiness” over the decline of the university’s position in the international ranking.
uncle lim, thanks for stating the obvious. prof is really out of this league. ever heard of the story about the emperor’s new clothes? don’t ever brag about the only-the-smart-people-can-see new enchanted magical clothes, when all that were on display is a full frontal nudity. Pai seh, really.
by the way, the UM owes all the non-bumis hamper full with chocolates from the Willy Wonka’s factory for the outstanding placing last years, according to the theory by this chap.
HOO HAA KEDUA : GRADUATES MENG-GRAPES
A degree used to be a passport to a good career and better life. But not anymore…..
……….It seems that most of the new graduates do not have such skills. This could be the reason why some 60,000 graduates are unemployed in the country……..
…………“Now, children spend hours after school in tuition classes. They also have to go for a full school day on Saturday to study past years’ papers to prepare for the exams,” he said.
“Schools are competing with each other to see who scores more As.” …….
now, after saying all that about As and dumb graduates. Next year, when the results of STPM, SPM, PMR or etc finally reveal themselves, I hope the hardworking journalists in whole Malaysia would pop the big question to the top scorers: What else can you do besides scoring As? or what other activities? or just ask some simple questions, can you screw a light bulb? ever hold a meeting?
HOO HAA KETIGA: THE-MOLE-CRAZY CAMPUS SUE-THE MA-TEE
….“For example, the short campaign period made it difficult for voters to get to know the qualified candidates; the implementation of a serial number system in ballot paper infringed on voters’ privacy, and students who were suspected of being pro-opposition were stripped of their hostel accommodation rights,” she said.
This year students were given two days to campaign…
pssst… sorry, I can’t comment too much. I can’t bear being stripped off my hostel accomodation rights.
Nov 4, 2005
"early greetings: Sell-a-mat hairy rile-ear i-deal-feet-3, apology tzar-hill and butt-in"
one actually was amused and replied to me, "you bar-rule bar-leg darley london, ke?"
Went to my sister’s shop during the raya eve and taken a cute photo of a cute little girl sitting there, taking her sweet time admiring the items at my sis’s shop. darn cute…