Monday, February 23, 2009

good website

My friend just gave me this website:

super duper good! I use it mainly to search for medical books (it doesn't have a wide selection though). Also, if I know the topic my GP will be teaching this week, I would use it to search for notes. You can get ECG made easy (and download the PDF file), Chest X ray made easy from it. No need to buy or reserve it from the uni library (coz it's never available to be borrowed on the shelf).

Saturday, February 21, 2009

quotable quotes

got it from a blog:

If a child lives with criticism, he learns to condemn.
If a child lives with hostility, he learns to fight.
If a child lives with shame, he learns to feel guilty.
If a child lives with tolerance, he learns to be patient.
If a child lives with ridicule, he learns to be shy.
If a child lives with encouragement, he learns confidence.
If a child lives with fairness, he learns justice.
If a child lives with security, he learns to have faith.
If a child lives with approval, he learns to like himself.
If a child lives with acceptance and friendship, he learns to find love in the world.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

so not professional!

I realised that I'm so not professional when it comes to examination!


First, it's percussion!

medics usually just percuss twice on their finger. So it goes like this: knock knock. But I unconsciously do 'knock knock knock'. I din realise it until my friend told me, 'eh janice, tak professional la, fy1 kata percuss 2 kali baru professional! (translate: eh Janice, it's not professional! the fy1 doctors said that only percuss twice to look professional!).

not only percussion, there's also another peripheral nervous system examination which I unconsciously revealed my 'unprofessional' side. There is this part where we touch the patient with a cotton wool and a blunt pin and we tell the patient, 'this is sharp and this is soft. now i'm going to do it on your legs and with your eyes closed, can you tell me if it's sharp or soft?'

so when i poked the patient, I poked her twice.

'is this sharp or soft?' (poke poke)

'how about this, is this sharp or soft?' (poke poke)

then my friend commented again. 'Eh, Janice, be professional! Poke once only!'

I dunno since when i started this bad habit of poking people twice or percussing more than twice! not good! Must must must change before OSCE!

I guess it's the same for when some people talk, they put in lots of erm... or so... or *insert repeated words u know of*and some people write blogs with 'haha' or 'hehe' behind almost every sentence even though there's nothing funny about that sentence! Some ppl laugh very loud in a conversation. in my opinion it ultimately reveals that the person is insecure and has low self esteem! damn! I must remind myself of some positive things about myself everyday to boost my confidence!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009


Christmas SSC results are out!

me passed!

thank God and special thanks to MH, my classmate for his guidance coz he was very kind to lend me his work (he did the same SSC last year) and it has helped me a lot with the strucutre of my reflection essay and helped me know what the teacher wanted from us. I would be in a mess without his help!

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

heaviest snow I have ever experienced!

It's the heaviest snow UK has ever experienced in the last 18 years! It started snowing on Sunday evening and continued snowing until the early Tues morning. I really love the snow although the floor can be very slippery to walk on and the path a bit difficult to cycle on.

It was a very very very pretty sight!

These photos not taken by me but by Steph.

My classmates and I had a one-week post CNY celebration and after that we had a snow session. We did some surgical reconstruction on a headless snowman:


We gave it a face and breast reconstruction!!

hahahah! see she's winking at the camera! she must be very satisfied with the treatment!