February 27, 2008
When people say "Do something!"
"Change the system!"
"Solve the problem!"
And yet, they never give options and solutions...
Sometimes it's frustrating,
"You, this is your role"
"Don't worry, everything will work out in the end"
Yet, they never check the progression or the difficulties arise
And the next time during the discussion, they'll start blaming or questioning
Why is it not moving?
Sometimes it's frustrating,
When someone is too laidback
When time and time again you see the same people doing different jobs
When others are too selfish
When proactive is not in their dictionary
When you see some minds are shallow
And yet we declared to have first class mentality
Why don't we ask ourselves again... Are we, really?
February 24, 2008
The Road Not Taken
TWO roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;
Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,
And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
Robert Frost (1874–1963). Mountain Interval. 1920
February 23, 2008
1) Recycling Project: Boxes are placed around college area where aluminium, papers and plastic would be collected and sent for recycling. People are talking about Global Warming and sometimes you wonder what you can do, well, this is the time- every little effort means something, no matter how small it is!
2) Dedication Booth: Give your name and who you want to dedicate a chocolate/brownie and it will be sent to that person. Good to show how much you care for that person, a thank you gift and 'letter' for your logbook! You can also give it to your mentor, lecturers and other admin staffs!
3) Cookies/Cupcakes/Fruits selling: Buying while Donating- Buy yummy cookies, cute cupcakes and healthy fruits while donating!
4) Crosswords Puzzle: You think you know some of the hot issues on" Humanity, Medicine & the World"? Why don't you try solving the crossword puzzed. First place will get RM 50! Entrance are unlimited, you can send in as many entries as you want (note: RM 2 per entry)
5) YM Mechandise -Keychains and Mugs- Keychains and mugs with Young Mercy & CUCMS' logo on them; Good for momentos and gifts for other people
6) A Ringgit a Day: What more can I say about this? Just drop in a ringgit a day for charity and good causes!
For more pictures: Young Mercy 2 in Action!
*All funds generated from this small projects would go to:
- 2 orphanages we visited in Perak (in Parit & Trong) during Le Tour de Perak
- our Charity Health Day in April (details will be posted up later) and
- for our future fundraising projects in Year 3
More posters & information would be up soon!
During discussions for progress of minor projects & 'Charity Health Day- "Modern Illnesses"' that will take place in April:
February 17, 2008
I believe in voluntarism.
But I also believe that even if someone do something without wanting anything in return, when he/she does it continuously, there must be a very small part in the person wanting at least a little bit of acknowledgement.
Or a simple whisper of thank you would be enough.
Every time I think of this, I would always remember "A Beautiful Mind" and "Something the Lord Made". I guess those two are real life examples where simple acknowlegement meant the world to them.
In "Something the Lord Made", it moved me to tears seing how awkward Mr. Thomas felt to suddenly being in the centre of attention, but at the same time it was refreshing for him, your existance was finally recognized. In "A Beautiful Mind", it was something akin to freeing himself from having schizophrenia during those moments John F. Nash took the Nobel prize.
Someone might be doing something for others' benefits without their knowledge and that would be fine. It would be nice though if the other people knew about it and just acknowledge it by saying thanks. Anyway, that would be called common sense.
Similarly when things are expected to be done, and they were done to the point of excellence if not perfect, it's common sense to congratulate the persons responsible for it. If their works were overlook once or twice, I guess they don't mind but if it's become a pattern, wouldn't it be something demotivating?
Especially to be compared with others- that would even degrade their self-motivation and confidence.
Being compared; if it's done in the right and positive manner it would be a drive for a person to work harder. But if it's daunting and humiliating, it would slowly 'kill' one's soul. How long can a person last being compared and being the object of sarcasm anyway?
Anyway, that's beside the point. My point is sometimes we are blinded with other things that we forgot to acknowledge someone or even say "thank you". Those simple words, although short, simple and probably cheap enough to be said at any time might be simple to you but they often lift up someone's spirit. The same goes to "congatulation" or "well done!"It might mean nothing but to some, they are the most encouraging words.
Or maybe it is plain ignorance from our side?
I just got back from Trainers on Training (ToT) for School Watching Workshop, done by Mercy as part of the School Preparedness programme they are doing. It's part of our Young Mercy project as well. It's interesting to sit down with people from different age group and exchange ideas and opinions.
I find it very busy lately- the subjects are not longer as heavy as the last semester but there are a lot more activities we're doing to the point where we have meeting after meeting after meeting. Maybe we all need to slow down for once?
February 14, 2008
Or it's just a mixed feelings where I need to let something out but I myself don't know what it is or how to let it out.
Ok, now I just feel plain dumb.
Yesterday was a day where I feel happy, dissapointed, extremely tired and just more tired and sleepy- it was to the point where the 'mafias' ushered me to go home and get some sleep (I started merepek-ing and was in state of vague hypomania [if there's any such condition]). During a discussion in the afternoon, I was even prohibited from volunteering for any more work (and gained myself yet another "Angah", after I said "I think I overdid myself this time around...")
I went straight to sleep after we got back at 12 a.m. (my meeting finished at 11 p.m. and we went for supper afterwards)
And yet at 6 a.m. today, I woke up and wasn't not able to go back to sleep. Perhaps it's the fact that we're having exam at 3 p.m. and that we have to hand in our PPD book by 4.30 p.m. (in my case, at 2.45 p.m.). Maybe it's the adrenaline rush.
Anyhow, thank you for reading this useless and pointless ramblings.
I'm just a "bit" stressed out at the moment.
And suddenly I remembered Ned Kelly's words "...Such is Life..." (remarks we x-UFAWY Perth always used in various situations... =p)
-A pointless picture-
February 9, 2008
February 8, 2008
February 7, 2008
6.00 a.m.- Sleep was disrupted yet again, that somebody complained of shoulder pain. A lil bit of poking here and there... I think his shoulder was dislocated. Sent him to the clinic and they referred him to Tawakal.
7.00 a.m.- In Tawakal's A&E, X-Ray was done and yup, it's anterior dislocation. He was admitted and we waited for the Orthopaedic to come in.
And now waiting for the Closed Manipulative Reduction...
I want to see it too!!
February 6, 2008
He, who is stubborn as a mule
He, whose eyes the same as the rest of us
He, who is so persistent that he'll nag till you agree with him
He, who a few years back wouldn't leave me alone and kept pastering me
He, whose name's meaning the same as mine
He, whose big exam's at the end of this year...
Oi, oi! Mine is in the middle of the year la!
Sigh.... He's back
And I can't go out....
'Cos he's booked me to teach him Bio...
February 1, 2008
That being said, I'll just let the pictures speak for the trip itself k? (read as I'm too lazy to explain it with words :p)
Jan 25th, Friday: 2000-2359- Gathered at college and departed via bus
Programme Launching by Prof. Hatta, our Dean of Medicine Faculty
Jan 26th, Saturday: 0800-1900- Medical Check Ups & Sukaneka
We have two group- one to stay in Kg. Dato' Seri Kamarudin (where the launching was) and the other went to Kg. Batu Tiga.
I was under the 'sukaneka' team. Only in the afternoon did I join the medical team.
Umm... only children under 5 are allowed...
Walk on coconut shell? These kids didn't understand what hot and noon about- they still wanted more even when we said it's over. It was such a fun crowd to be with though, some we befriended quite well XD
Afternoon shift- Registration and history taking station
Prof Latif and a kid with PDA
Afterwards... During the price-giving ceremony
This is the other team that went to Kampung Batu 3 (and its mobile clinic aroud the area).
These pictures are courtesy of miss Shawa (I was in KDSK and these made me envious... *pouts*)
Jan 27th, Sunday: 0900-1330- Visited the orphanages and did some activities with them
Eda as one of activties head
Ain, Me, my sis & Nuna
One of the activities for girls in the orphanage in Parit. Most of the pictures were captured by Emmet and I still have to get those from her.
The other team went to Trong- the group picture.
That evening, we postponed "Nutrient Hunt" and spent the evening off on the beach instead.
We had barbeque at the beach that night but it was raining so we had to move under the roof-ed area. I didn't take my camera then...
Jan 28th, Monday- Visit to SMK Pengkalan TLDM, Nutrient Hunt & headed home
Only 11 of us who went to SMK Pengkalan TLDM to give some motivational talk and teach the science students Basic Life Support. The rest had "Nutrient Hunt" in our accomodation. We headed to Lumut Jetty afterwards; those who wanted to go to Pangkor could do so and those who didn't want spent their time shopping around (or just sit and enjoy the calm -and hot- afternoon)
Ok, we did go and find cendol after that... Then we went home and reached Cyber at around 10. Me, my sis, Zeti and Zahir were in one car and since we couldn't find highway *looks away* we trudged through the old road via Kuala Selangor going home. It was kinda funny, but when we passed by our kampung, my sister said "Along, aku rasa kita dah terlepas kampung..." Some family we are...
Jeti Lumut- Roihan, Shawa, Me
I wasn't in the Le Tour committee but my sister and some other people I know quite well were and admittedly, there were problems and misunderstandings and such before going. But the trip itself was a successful one, if I could personally say so myself.
Kudos to Le Tour team!