It has been a while since I last updated this blog. Yeah , that is why tonight will be the right time to update my blog. This is the first time I'm gonna write an entry without putting the title first. Thus , any title that I will put up later will be the main idea about what I want to emphasize in my entry. So please bare with me as this gonna be a long post.
Friday : 28th October 2011
Yea , I still remembered that moment. It was a cold Friday night. Eddy and I run through the forbidden forest (shortcut). From the news that we heard , there will be a "Nite Run : Tribute to Palestine" and the starting point is at the marching field. After running through the forest , finally we made it. fuhhh..tiring it is..I promised to myself that will be the last time I will use that "shortcut".At first I thought we were already late but then I saw about a "battalion" students were still listening to the speech by the vice chancellor. I was a bit relieved to know that I'm not that late.
Eddy and I were searching for our friends since we were a bit late. At last , we found them with the kenangas (referring to our residential college).There was KK (not the real name) , Pali , Syakir , Arif , Hafizi and few others I don't quite remembered. After the speech ended, It was the time that we were all waiting for.The so-called nite run.The race starts and It seems that we were moving quite slowly like Jemaah Haji. You just imagine how can a "battalion" students starts running at the same time.
Jemaah Haji di padang Arafah
After about one kilometer , the only person left besides me is KK. (why must be him..why???? HAHA).So we formulated a new strategies that will most likely make us win in this race.The winner will get a hamper , a limited edition perindu's bottle and food.While ,the first 500 people will get the limited edition perindu's bottle and food.For the losers will get nothing.HAHA.Back to our brilliant strategy , we will run only when we were going down a hill and we will jog when we going up the hill.The strategy really works as it reduces the time for lactic acid to accumulate to our muscle that will lead to fatigue.
However, I did felt the effect of lactic acid that was starting to accumulate in my muscle since I didn't warm up first before the race started.My bad actually. Hmm..after all the running , finally I saw the marching field. (The endpoint was also at the marching field).Yesss, we finally made it , I sprint to the last of my ATP (adenosine triphosphate). Then , I saw the JPK abbreviated for "Jawatankuasa Perwakilan Kolej" shouting "coupon.. coupon.. coupon..". KK and I immediately "drift" to the left and registered our name , got our coupon , the limited edition bottle and the food.
There were sigh of relieved from both of us because finally we won.Unfortunately , after about ten to fifteen minutes wandering at the marching field , came a young man asking us " Eh, kad ni nak buat apa ha?". I was like "kad? what kad?" while checking the card thoroughly. DAMN! I suddenly realised that we actually didn't finished our race yet since we were suppose to go straight not to the left.Without wasting any time , KK and I raced to the finished line awkwardly since we were holding our bottle and food. Yup , we didn't get any card since the winner have already taken it.We were the sore losers but at least we did have fun.Right KK?
Lesson : Do not be greedy to get something (i.e coupon) or else you will risk losing a bigger things.
Saturday : 29th October 2011
It was freezing cold Saturday morning and today for the 3rd time, Intervarsity Games (IVG) will be held in UiTM Shah Alam. So what's IVG? Basically , IVG is a games kinda like Olympic games between Faculty of Medicine from different university competing each other in a selected tournament which includes private university such as AIMST , UCSI , MMMC , UTAR and few others.
Of course , I didn't entered any of the games since the only game that I'm good at which is badminton didn't includes in the list of games played in this tournament. So I chose to be the paramedic rather than nothing.The irony is who needs a paramedic when the games is between Medic faculty. I'll emphasize it again.Games played between MEDIC FACULTY. get it? (They can obviously tend to their own injuries.)
p/s : Thank God.They were only a few injuries occur during the tournament primarily muscle cramp.
I'm running out of idea already and it's only part 3.Haha.Okay , I would like to talk about SAF aka Sukan Antara Fakulti. Basically , I'm entering the selection in badminton to represent the faculty of medicine against other faculty. Frankly speaking , It has been a while since I last played badminton and you know when you didn't played that game regularly , you will feel awkward when you start to play that game again. That's what happened to me during the training for the selection. I was like losing my focus and rhythm.Playing like #@*% in front of a few people that kinda embarrassing to me. It's such a disgrace going down tamely to an unseeded opponent.I feel that I can do much better than that but....hmm..well , I'm gonna pull out from that selection anyway. There are few others who are great enough to represent our faculty rather than me. Maybe next time , when I found my rhythm back and played regularly as before I'll come back to challenge
Friday : 4th November 2011
It was indeed a sorrow day for me. I'd just got my Progress Test (PT) result and it spells "C". Alhamdulillah , I managed to pass the test even though I didn't really managed to cover all the topic before the test. Someone has somehow post at my wall in Facebook that day congratulate me for getting an A for my PT. It was absolutely not true and I hereby clarify that I didn't get an A. Seriously , it causes misleading to a few people who then congratulate me and it also further deepen my sadness. But don't worry , to that person who is responsible for all this. Lucky for you I'm not that sensitive or "emo" kinda guy. (chill la bro).HAHA.
Okay , back to the PT result, I admit it is my mistake not to revise the subjects during my free time instead I was busy playing Facebook or doing something else that is less urgent and important to me. Immediately after the test I'd reschedule my time table and planning new strategies that will InsyaAllah improve my result for the second PT. I will try to do my best to get not only an A but A* for the next PT. Lesson learned and now time to move on.I remembered a quote from a doctor who had once treat me. That time I'm not even a medical student. I asked him ,"Is it hard to pass a medical test/exam?". He said , "Everyone can pass an examination but being a good doctor and passing a test is a different things."
Moral : Being a good doctor doesn't mean that you must always get a distinction or pass your examination.It's more than that. How you treat your patient and other things are more important.
There is one poem that I liked the most especially when I am down. The poem "If" by Rudyard Kipling. Here's the poem looks like :
If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or, being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or, being hated, don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise;
If you can dream - and not make dreams your master;
If you can think - and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with triumph and disaster
And treat those two imposters just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to broken,
And stoop and build 'em up with wornout tools;
If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breath a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: "Hold on";
If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with kings - nor lose the common touch;
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you;
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run -
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And - which is more - you'll be a Man my son!
There is a great news amid the sorrowfulness , disappointment , and sadness as I will have a two weeks of break following Hari Raya Aidiladha and midsem break. The breaks is timely and greatly needed as it give me an ample time to reflect back on what is lacking in my performance so far. I would like to take this opportunity to wish all of you Selamat Hari Raya Aidiladha. We should take lesson from the event where Prophet Ibrahim A.S was instructed by Allah to sacrifice his son Prophet Ismail A.S. and without hesitation Prophet Ibrahim follows the ordered. As a reward , the sacrifice is change into a lamb to replaced Prophet Ismail A.S. It is actually a test for Prophet Ibrahim and he pass the test given by Allah.