Happy merdeka my dear Malaysia 🙂
Alhamdulillah, thumma alhamdulillah…
Finally, I passed my driving test. Today I have my test with JPJ and I was freaking nervous. Yesterday I even had a migraine and I took 2 panadol to relieve it.
Actually, I had my driving class 6 years ago after SPM but I didn’t finish it because I got offer abroad to continue my studies. Unfortunately, I just burned the fee T___T
So, while waiting for my job call now (I better have done this driving license before I work tbh) I learned how to drive at one of the driving school near my house. I’m so pleased this time because I finally understand and remember the things that I need to do on the road because before this I just being so clueless on road. What just I learn from my driving teacher meh 6 years ago. Plus, the couples that taught me are husband and wife who are quite good looking hahaha. They are also so helpful and friendly.
The day before my JPJ test, I was practicing the road with Bro Y, I did a lot of mistakes, Bro Y kept said to me “What you did will cause you failed, you know…”
-I forgot to turn on the signal earlier.
-I just crossed the white line…
-I just forgot to see carefully the cars from behind…
So, much complaints that I finally so worried about the next day (because I felt my circuit practices were almost perfect…. Overconfident meh)
I went home with a burden of worries. That’s why I had my migraine and I almost puke that night. I did solat hajat, solat taubat and solat istikharah. I prayed that Allah will ease everything. You know I need to do solat taubat a lot. I don’t which sins will make my day miserable. Miserable, I might fail the test and repeat the test (and need to pay another RM200 if I repeat the test duhh nauzubillah).
The day of the test, which is this morning. I woke up earlier, I ate cornflakes for my breakfast then get ready for the test. I prayed solat dhuha with extra rakaats today. I am so freaking nervous. I just want to pass the test in a single test. Huhuhu.
I waited for Bro Y to take me to the driving office. We registered and attend the brief from the officers. The tests for JPJ.
*Rutin Pemeriksaan Kenderaan (RPK)
which I forgot to tell the JPJ about the road tax and things on the front mirror @.@
*Circuit Test ( Ujian Bukit, Parking, 3 Penjuru, Z course and S course)
Alhamdulillah I got Kancil (there were 3 cars; 1 Viva & 2 Kancil)
Viva is a nightmare because the car is bigger than Kancil and the clutch are not so helpful for a beginner.
A normal Kancil which everyone dreams because it was the car that everyone practices with it (Alhamdulillah I got this car)
Another Kancil which the gear is not functioning well. Many failed the test because of this.
*On the Road test (JPJ beside you)
Alhamdulillah I got a female JPJ, she is so helpful and I passed the test!
I so blessed today finally I am legal to drive on road. The only thing I asked from Allah, please allow me to pass this test so I can be a chauffeur for my parents!
So this is for both of them 🙂
Abah treated me at Aroi Thai Boat Noodle Restaurant. Yeay Thank you Abah!
I just saw a wedding picture’s friend of my friend. They had a mixed of a traditional Malay wedding in a modern garden theme. I must say it is a beautiful wedding. I suddenly fall in love with that theme! I finally went to my dreamland and got excited by myself hahaha. Dreaming is free right :p
I just want to put my wedding inspiration here for future reference hi hi hi.
And here some cakes inspirations 😉
This event will be a small event for family and close friends only (for my side) Because I plan to do it at Borneo. I don’t think many people will come because you know we need to spend on flight tickets 😅😅
And honeymoon my top lists are
But some Islands near my house are good enough 😂😂😂
I hope that I don’t spend much on my wedding because more important is the life after wedding right 🙂
So, my Prince Charming are you lost or your Waze isn’t functioning ?!
Lately, I’ve been so unproductive. I had some sort of depression too due to several reasons. I felt so pessimist. One day, when I was browsing the YouTube I saw a video named “A year offline, what I have learned | Paul Miller | TEDxEutropolis”. After I saw the title, I paused. I think this is the sign that I should go offline now. So, I decided to offline some of my social medias, such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter and uninstall them from the phone. I want to live my life the other way. I stop spending time on social medias so I have time to read more (especially the books that I bought last time in KLIBF). It is because I have a very bad self-control on social media. I spent a lot of time on them. Doing unbeneficial things.
This is the video.
Another thing was I spent lots of time playing games especially Candy Crush. I did finish 390 levels within one and half month. I didn’t sleep at night sometimes because of this. So I did delete the games on my phone too. Instead, I learn the new language which is Japanese in Duolingo. See, I rather spend my time on favorable thing after this.
Alhamdulillah, my other friend also very supportive, she also offline too as well. Plus, I asked my mom to stop subscribing the Astro for this month. Only two channels are available which is TV2 and Astro Awani (for News) HAHAHA I think this new environment is so supporting my offline campaign.
Today is my second day offline. I feel so relax and I do have read more than before & blogging more I think! Let’s go on!
Do you want to try offline?
I love cooking. I love to cook what I am craving to eat especially when I was abroad. I don’t always cook fancy things because I just like the normal things and obviously easy to make them. Few things that I made before this are nasi kerabu, nasi kandar (because I miss nasi kandar so much 😭😭😭), spaghetti carbonara, spaghetti bolognese, Ayam Masak Merah, ayam black pepper and etc.
I always looooove carbo and all things related to carbohydrates especially rice and spaghetti. They are bae <3
I don’t really like sweet things or any hipster food with excessive cheese or excessive decorations or extra big food. Oh, come on. We only want to try out not to eat like famish people.
I secretly count the calories intake each time I bite, so this is one of the reasons why I don’t eat much 😂😂😂
Starting last year I did start my new diet regime which called the alkaline Mediterranean diet. At first, I try it out because of dermatology issues. As I learned dermatology during my medical school I found out that carbohydrates may lead to acne 😭😭 Gosh how come?! Now I know why I easily got acne. But I really love rice (I may eat a large portion of rice every meal hu hu hu).
Another reason is as one of my preparation to go to Brazil. I find that this diet may help me a lot in Brazil soon as I will barely find halal food there and I will turn out to be a vegetarian there. My friend said that “You may say everything is a pork until prove otherwise 😂”. It is quite true actually.
Alkaline Mediterranean Diet is basically combined of two diets which are alkaline diet and the Mediterranean diet. The alkaline diet involves eating lots of alkaline-promoting foods such as fruit, veggies, soybeans, and lentils, and avoiding acid-causing meat, legumes, refined sugar and processed foods. Meanwhile, the Mediterranean diet is comprised of lots of fresh fruit and veggies, legumes, whole grains, seafood, a little meat and red wine, nuts, seeds and heart-healthy extra-virgin olive oil as the main fat. In short, this diet promoting lots of fruit and vegetable consumption with less carbohydrate, protein, and fat.
The proportion of the food class is a quarter for fruit, a quarter for vegetable, a quarter for carbohydrates and the balance is for protein and fat. When the first time I started to practice this regime, the kakak cafe at my hostel ask me “Why eating so many vegetables? Are you on diet? Are you getting married?” few questions had been asked. To make it short I just nodded and smiled at her. I practice this regime almost 3 months before I go to Brazil and alhamdulillah when I was there it was easy for me to become vegetarian.
I found that Brazilians have a healthy lifestyle and they practice eating real food in their university’s dining hall. I am amazed! They even got a big board wrote “REAL FOOD”.
From there I personally changing my perception on food, I will choose what I will eat (but of course I have my cheat day hehe). Yet, now I don’t strictly practice this regime but I remember the concept. Eat a lot of fruits and vegetable, not consume canned food or processed food. try to eat healthy way.
So, this is one of the reasons that I don’t cook at home. Apparently, my family has different taste buds from me. My taste buds quite different because I did travel a lot and as I shared I practice another diet from most of my family member. I’ll just cook what I want to eat. HAHAHA. And I actually can’t cook to the level what my dad wants to eat because he is freaking picky. I gave up to just let my mom cook for him. hahaha sorry, dad.
Well, eat healthy food and work on a healthy lifestyle. Take care of your health is one of the ways to praise the ni’mat that God has given to us 🙂
Selam aleykum and hi guys!
So today I want to share with you guys what I did last weekend! This is so exciting because this one of the things that really love to do when I got chance.
I joined Tautan Kasih 13 which organised by Malaysian Relief Agency (here is their Facebook go click LIKE now!) last 2,3 and 4 June 2017. This is my fourth time joining them and I am so excited because this event is my event after a very looooong break. You know I don’t have time to join because we got no holidays for final year medical student. Nak cuti pun kena curi-curi. Sobs.
Tautan Kasih is kind of yearly event (sometimes there’s few times in a year depends on demand) that they will make it during Ramadan because of this time of Ramadan when you can’t eat during the day, it will simulate the drought. So, this year event will simulate the drought and famine in Yemen.
You have to register it online (they make it more systematic now because so many people joining now bravo bravo i like it) then after you pay the fee about RM 150 (this also depends on the organiser because my last 3 times that I joined it’s free!) then you will received an email about your confirmation. If you didn’t received the email maybe because of technical problems please follow up with them or you will miss the chance to join it.
There are 3 level that you can joined. You need to pass one level to enter the next level.
1. LABK (Asas)
– untuk peserta yang belum pernah menyertai program latihan bantuan kemanusiaan anjuran MRA.
– ianya merangkumi 6 buah modul Latihan Asas Bantuan Kemanusiaan.
2. LPBK (Pertengahan)
– untuk peserta yang telah berjaya menamatkan kursus latihan LABK pada tahun-tahun sebelumnya.
– ianya merangkumi 6 buah modul Latihan Pertengahan Asas Bantuan Kemanusiaan sebagai persediaan untuk ke peringkat lanjutan.
3. LTKK (Lanjutan)
– untuk peserta yang telah berjaya menamatkan kursus latihan di peringkat pertengahan iaitu LPBK.
– merangkumi beberapa modul pelaksanaan projek di lapangan.
Program latihan ini adalah terbuka kepada SAHABAT MRA dan orang awam (warganegara sahaja) yang berumur 16 tahun dan keatas. Pendaftaran boleh dibuat melalui pautan link dibawah. Tempat penyertaan adalah terhad dan yuran pendaftaran untuk setiap peringkat latihan hanya RM150 sahaja.
Finally you will get the list of items that we need to bring. So here some ideas what to bring along with you to ease your life there.
- Identity Card (MUST)
- Copy of your Identity Card
- First Aid/Medicine (depend on your needs)
- Toiletries kit; Shower gel/soap, shampoo, tooth brush, tooth paste, razor, pads, tissues, etc
- Sleeping bag (to comfort your night or you can bring blanket and something to sleep on)
- Suitable attires ; tshirt, jeans, belts, pants, sweater, jackets, socks, undergarment, telekung, rain gear, towel and shoes
- Others ; laundry bag, bugs repellant (guys this VIP hutan guys hutan), candles (no light huhu), lighter/matches, knife (just incase), torch light and its batteries (VIPPPP), notebook and pen, camera, farming gloves (in case), plate and cup (sendirian berhad okay), fork and spoon, and tarvel alarm (if needed)
*please bring suitable bag, no luggage or bag with wheels. it’s camping guys, we are not going for honeymoon.
*women are not allowed to wear baju kurung, jubah, or dress. Please wear suitable attire, again we are going to camp.
*please wear suitable shoes like sport shoes. obviously no high heels or leather shoes.
Before this, the base camp was at Pos Bersih, Slim River but for this year, they make a history by changing the base camp to Pos Keding, which is far from Pos Bersih and only can be access by 4WD at this time being (there is new road in making, after this the road will be smooth you can even drive your BMW to reach there :p)
So for level 1, which is the basic level, there will be 6 modules you need to learn.
First day, you will learn about Introduction of MRA and Orang Asli, Stress Management, and Basic Preparation for as Humanitarian Workers. After breaking the fast and tarawikh, you will continue to learn how to use walkie talkie and some sharing moment from the experience humanitarian workers.
Second day, you will learn about Basic Humanitarian and Basic Reporting, and also you will have modules about Basic Negotiation and Basic Medical Aids. In the afternoon, they will send you to the respective Pos. Either you will go to Pos Tibang or Pos Keding.
Here at your field, you will apply what they have taught you in the module, so for second day and third day, you will mingle with the local Orang Asli people and do activities with them.
Some of activities that we did before is some games, educational activities, hygiene programs such as teach the kids how to shampoo and how to brush properly, free medical check up (this will involve the doctors, specialists and consultants. my favourite so far) and anything that you would love to do with the local.
Last day, everyone will gather again at the base camp and there will be sharing moment before we back home 😉
I been through this level before I swear this is the best level evaaaaaah!
For the first day, the middle level participants will have special task while the first level participant attending the modules. Guess what is the task ? Tadaaaaaaaa… Its a task to prepare food for iftar! Heeee heeeee. You don’t need to attend the session but helping the committee to cut the onions, wash the chickens and prepare delicious food for everyone!
Then, after the iftar you can join the walkie talkie sessions with the first level participants and become their facilitators.
Second day, omg this is the most exciting partttttttt! You will learn how to drive the 4WD. Yeayyy.. This is not just the basic, you will experience how to drive in and feel the up and downs of the uneven surface of earth and know to settle if your car get stuck in a deep mud. If you are lucky enough, you will drive through a river. Hahahah I don’t know how to share the amazing experience here. But because of last time after I learnt how to drive 4WD I decided to buy 4WD as my first car!
After that, you will have a module about The Needs and Safety in Humanitarian field. I think you will learn about the weapons, firearms and bombs with the demonstrations from the experts. In the afternoon, they will send you as facilitators with your group to the selected Pos, either Pos Tibang or Pos Keding.
In the other notes, during my times, we were working as a group and not as facilitators and were sent to Pos Keding/Pos Tibang. There we will do the community services as what the first level participants did.
Last day, you will also gather with everyone for sharing moments.
I forgot to tell for the second and third level, we go to the Slim River with the 4×4 team not by the bus. Heheh so we reach early and waited for the other participant to arrive. First day, just like the middle level participant, we got special task to prepare iftar for everyone. I did the cutting part which involved so much drama so much tears involved as I cut lots of onionssssss hahaha I iz don’t like onions HAHAH i just stay cool and keep cutting (with unnecessary crying sessions).
After iftar and tarawikh, we joined the walkie talkie and sharing moment sessions. Frankly I just forget how to use walkie talkie because I left it too long and that night I can refresh my knowledge about it. So glad!
Then next day, we prepare to go to our special post which is Pos Tenau. Pos Tenau is about 45minutes to 1 hour drive from the base camp Pos Keding. The location of Pos Tenau just below the Cameron Highland, so the view is so stunning and the breeze is so chilling and pleasant even in the middle of afternoon. But here, unfortunately we did this during school holidays. School holidays means we got no one to entertain. Pos Tenau is very special because they are extremely minute exposure to the technology and they are quite sceptical with us (Muslim people because they have been doctrine to Christianity. No religion issues actually but they think we want to preach them when we actually want to give them free medical services and mingle with them only). Even the Tok Batin refuse to talk with us unlike the other Pos whom the Tok Batin and the people are very welcoming and cooperating.
So, we just making food for our iftar. Just 3 of us. Sobs. It’s freaking boring for me just to sit and did nothing.
After iftar, we just talked to each other until we got no topic to be discuss. Hu Hu Hu. Then, Dr Daud came and visit us and discuss what we can do here in Pos Tenau. That night, I asked to go back to base camp. They called me Pelarian Tenau. I’m sorry I just abort the mission in Pos Tenau.
“The best of people are those that bring most benefit to the rest of mankind.” [Daraqutni, Hasan]
Thank you Malaysian Relief Agency for this opportunity. Definitely will join again as medical team 😀
p/s: sorry for any lack of information. Too lazy to write everything. If you want me to add or delete something, don’t afraid to email me okay.
Selam aleykum and merhaba!
This is my appreciation post for one of my favourite hospital in the world, Gaziosmanpașa (GOP) University Hospital. I promised my supervisor to tell everyone about this hospital after I finished my works there. I am sorry it’s a bit late but here is it!
Gaziosmanpașa University Hospital or as known as GOP UH is located in Tokat, Turkey. It is a university hospital that established in 1992. The university hospital is near to the building of the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry of Gaziosmanpașa University.
I got an offer for professional exchange from International Federation of Medical Student Association Egypt (IFMSA Egypt) to do my exchange in this hospital for one month. I chose to do this exchange after I finished my medical school. I am grateful for this amazing opportunity. Thank You IFMSA Egypt.
I had done my exchange in Surgical Department under supervision of the Head of Department, Dr Ismail Okan. He is an experienced and distinguished doctor. I learnt a lot of things throughout this experience. They do love to teach the students and give opportunities for us to do the procedures and assist the surgeries. Assisting the surgery is the most thing that I look forward to because in my medical school we don’t have that kind of opportunities handling the surgery by ourselves.
In here, I saw everyday patients were struggling between life and death. It made me appreciate my life more. The passion that shown by the health workers here from the nurses, helpers, medical attendants and the doctors really inspired me to do my best in my medical career soon. They were also very welcoming in teaching me anything that I don’t understand even they have to repeat it many times.
Other than assisting and witnessing how the procedure of the operations were done, we learnt how endoscopy worked in the Endoscopic Department, then they teached us how to diagnose the disease and the plan for treatments.
I had done assisting more than 20 operations such as thyroid operations, gastrectomy, stomach cancers, intestinal cancers, mastectomy and many more. I am so fortune to experience all of these and insyaAllah I will use the knowledge that I gained for the future.
In addition, we also had our lunch at the Surgical Department café. Lunch is the most time that I can’t wait for because I really love delicious food that has been made there (well it’s a meal for specialist it must taste good right :D)
I had my pharyngitis again last day of my exchange. Alhamdulillah everyone there treats me well 🙂
One of the operation that I can’t forget is the operation of stomach cancer that spread to the surrounding organ. The operation took almost 5 hours straight and I can’t deny it was a very tiring surgical procedure. We usually went back home at 5 pm but at that time we went home almost at 8pm. But the doctor treated us a box of pizza per person because he surely knew how hungry we were.
Moreover, we also spent our time in Palliative Care Unit also under supervision of Dr Ismail Okan to see how the palliative care works. Here the cancer patient were treated and cared by the Palliative Care group consist of different health workers profession. During my last day of exchange, I spent some time to cook for the patients and health workers there. I cooked a Malaysian dish called “Ayam Masak Merah”. I altered the taste a bit not to make it spicy because Turkish people don’t really eat spicy food. Alhamdulillah I guess everyone loved it!
From my deepest heart, I am really thankful for everyone in Gaziosmanpasa University Hospital for making February 2017 one of the most memorable month in my life. You guys will always be my favourite people. Even though we might not contact each other I will always pray for you and insyaAllah I will not forget you.
Million thanks especially to Dr Ismail Okan for the great hospitality, may Allah bless all your efforts and grant you more amazing things in your life. Cok tesekkur. Also to all other doctors that always be there for us especially Dr Yavuz, Dr Zeki, Dr Mehmet Fetih, Dr Ahmed, Dr Emin and other doctors thank you very much.
And to my intercambista partner Carla Nunez, thank you and sorry for everything. I really had a good time with you.
Not to forget my gorgeous housemates, Kader, Tugba, Elif, Merve, Busra, Kubra, Nurain & others tesekkular ederim.
Lots of loves,
Hi and selam aleykum you’ols!
So here I am, inside my humble abode. My parents having a plan to increase my weight and they do succeed! I gained weight T____T gaining weight is the last thing I want to do here.
My main plans before starting my job as Houseman are eating and sleeping (rotates the circle until I get the job). Yes, as you know when I start my work soon I will not have much time doing them. I may not have time to eat. Surely I will not have time to sleep.
Nah, it just my initials plan. End up I still busy in Malaysia meh.
The first day in Malaysia I got my interview done with BBC London Radio. We did the interview at one of the cafes at KLCC. This is for second part. I’ve done the first part in Cairo. I wish I can blog about it later. It’s such amazing experience!
After that I went back to my hometown and the next day going around the city making few businesses.
Then went to Kuala Lumpur to submit my documents to MMC and attend few programs in Kuala Lumpur. Yada yada yada..
So yeah, one of them is volunteering!
So there we were doing some activities & I offered free medical advice & check up to the community. Feel so goooood. I will do it again! InsyaAllah. Thank you for the opportunity.
Till next post!
Alhamdulillah, thumma alhamdulillah.
Now, it’s official.
Dr. Orked Husyn.
I hope that I can contribute more to the society.
Alhamdulillah, I just finished my professional exchange in Black Sea Region. Now I am in Greece for my convocation treats to myself. Who else gonna treats you better right? HAHAHA.
After travelled to few countries, there are a lot of lessons that I got and I obligate myself to share to you guys. Yes, all these lessons required thousands of money loss and millions of piles of tears T___T
You may read it somewhere else but I will share based on my experiences here. Greece so far gave me a lot of lessons that I will not forget.
So, here some humble travel tips from me 🙂
- Make sure that your passport valid 6 months before departure and do a bit research whether you need visa or not to enter the country.
- Buy the flight ticket from trusted agents or site. I got this bad experience. There’s someone who sell cheap flight tickets, turn out that the company is a SCAM! Thank God that the agent is responsible so he had a back up plan and used his own money to buy new tickets for us.
- Back up all the documents like passport, flight tickets, hotel bookings and everything in your emails and your phone.
- Also print out all the flight tickets and hotel booking. There’s a time when we were in Santorini and we forget to print out the latest booking, fortunately, we back up it in the phone so they allow us to pass this time. We almost burned our 80 euro to print out the new tickets T___T
- Don’t come to the airport late. We don’t know if there might be traffic jam, super long queue in the counters or super long immigration check up. We had a bad experience too when we already arrived at the airport 2 hours and 30 minutes earlier but the queue for boarding pass is extreamly long (we queued for 2 hours and then got problems with i-dont-know-what then we need to buy fast track ticket (cost 10€) because the flight already about to depart! You know how rushing we were and finally we made the grand entrance (muka tebal 10 inches when everyone looked at us like we were prisoners).
- Bring suitable clothes and don’t bring clothes that you definitely don’t wear it. Save the luggage space for souvenirs :p and make sure that you check the weather forecast to plan what clothes that you need to wear whether it is summer or winter seasons.
Gonna share few stories in Black Sea Region and Greece soon.
Fi emanillah 🙂