Friday, October 31, 2008 @ 7:59 pm
me got Prize for Oustanding Performance in Biologcal Science for first year medicine course!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
guess it was worth growing stress-induced fungus on my sole last term after all
soaking my plantar-wart-infested feet
breaking down the word : friends in a house watching snow=)
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 @ 10:02 pm
the first time ing fixes a condom on a .....blue plastic willy
I applied a condom for the first time of my life! on a blue willy, blind-folded, within 25 seconds??? they thought i split the condom, but turned out there were bubbles trapped inside, not pregnant-proved XD
it was really oily, the condom, that is. And I was so surprised that I managed to do it on my first time, guess it's an innate skill init=p
i went for my first Sexpression meeting, it is a society where members are trained to give sex education to 12-14 years old teenager in school. thought i would just join for the laugh of it, totally cool to tell people ' hey by the way, i teach kids about sex ";)
see the blue willy stuck on the hand-drawn model on the whiteboard? we were literally groping for it since we were blind folded.
after 4 training sessions, we'll be on the roll! can't wait to start. I have heard some really funny stories of the questions the kids fires, including the likes of ' do u get tuna fish flavour condom?" 'is it alright to have sex with animals?"
and one of the committees said she spent 45 minutes explaining what a period (menstruation) was,and when she asked the class to recap what is a period, a cheeky little boy said ' we have 8 of that during a typical school day'
k la, on a more serious note, we will be teaching about puberty, contraception, sexually transmitted disease ( STD) and self esteem=)
Tuesday, October 14, 2008 @ 10:13 pm
people with learning disability
we had an interview session with patients with learning disability few days ago. some terminology to get round :
in USA they call it mental retardation
the international term is intellectual disability
in UK they call it learning disability
3 patients gingerly strolled in and sat across me and my classmates. We havent a clue what we were supposed to ask them, this was very different from our usual history taking coz we already know what the diagnosis is( not really the exact diagnosis though)
i cringed at the first question my classmate asked : "So would you like to tell us about your DISABILITY?"
manz, i felt like leaving the room then and there. the free usage of the word ' disability' in the face of a patient with learning disability was unnerving, we might as well have asked: " so , tell me, are u like, retarded?"
the lecturers really should have brief us on what to say or ask or give some general directions. i felt so helpless then. i settled for observing how i felt listening to those questions, what questions my classmates carefully formulated, and think about how we could have performed better. better than busy wallowing in helplessness.
luckily things picked up abit after the initial palpable awkwardness. i guess that is the benefits of learning in a group, learning from peers. it was actually quite a good experience, good exposure for us to deal with patients like this in a safe and friendly environment, where patients chosen were not emotionally unstable and are there for us to learn, to figure out for ourselves the best way to approach such patients.
Thursday, October 09, 2008 @ 7:06 pm
first flu jab!!!!!!!
i know this sounds silly, to make a big fuss over such a minor thing,
i gave an 81 years old patient my very first flu jab (injection)!!!!
it's literally just push out the air bubble, then stab at the patient's deltoid (shoulder muscle), and that's it. my GP was chatting with the patient while i stood with the syringe ready in hand, eyeing the GP for instructions, but she did not even winked or bat an eyelid to give me the green light.
and the patient stopped talking and turned to me ' you're not done yet?"
>< i am scared of injections but i am definitely not scared of jabbing people muhahahhahaha
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