Sunday, May 26, 2013


About 1 year and 8 months ago, my housemates and I went to Warrington for the IKEA.
We have just moved into our "bungalow", and were in dire need of study tables and some other furnitures.
After much googling, we decided to be adventurous and head to the IKEA in Warrington.

But that's not what I want to write about today.

I want to write about something I read on that day.

While on the train, there was an abandoned newspaper.
I flipped through the newspaper and read loads of petty, trivial news.
I can't remember what newspaper was it but I think it is the UK version of Harian Metro or Sinar Harian.

And there was this one article titled:

"More than 50% of the handphones are found to have traces of faeces"
(or somewhere along that line)

And I was like, yuck! Yuck yucky yuck!!
But I did not believe it.
I hate those articles in newspapers or the internet that begin with "Research says that......." .
Most of the time the sentences end with "Girls marrying older man are found to be happier" or "Yoghurt can increase life span up to 10 years" or "Coffee lovers perform better than tea lover".
I mean, who did these researches and how reliable are they?
Just because a bunch of Psychology students together with their tutor did a survey on 200 people within their community for the end-of-year project and found that people who eat yoghurt are generally older than 60y.o, that doesn't say yoghurt increases lifespan. Newspapers tend to "factualise" ANY research findings and gullible readers tend to absorb them like sponge.

But anyway, now I think the finding MIGHT actually be true.
That more than half of our handphones have traces of faeces on them.

You want to know why?
Be prepared...

It is simply because.....
There is no water hose/bidet in the toilet!

Imagine people only wiping instead of washing properly. You can't wipe your whole hands, or you'll start using half a roll of the toilet paper. I do not wish to explain further, although I can.

But my point is, while in Malaysia I have lots of water to use while in the toilet itself, to wash hands properly, that doesn't happen here. We can only wash our hands when we get to the sinks outside.
And for them who hold their handphones all the time, or worse (which I think is quite common), texting while in the toilet, they'll be holding their handphones with the unwashed hands!
How many people you see wash their handphones together with their hands?

Renung2kan! :p
Tu je la.

'til then

-Because life is a test-


Thursday, May 23, 2013


Yeayy!! New layout at last!
I am so satisfied :D :D

It took me so long to get this layout. Not that it is too hard, but just because I can't find the few hours to concentrate only on the designing. Well actually, I didn't do much but whatever.

All year 4 medical students in UoM need to complete an 11-week project called "Project Options".
My my my...11 weeeeks? I'd prefer it if they take 2 weeks of this project and put the 2 weeks into my Neurology block.

But anyway, in this 11 weeks, we can choose to do any project we want; research or non-research. Non-research can be critical appraisal or an audit. I am doing an audit on bisphosphonate therapy in symptomatic multiple myeloma. Well yes, it does sound posh. But what I am actually doing is just looking through patient notes and fill in the proforma, analyse the data, and at the end, write a report and present it.

I really think anyone can do that.
I prefer doing a case study.
And I'm too timid to do a research. I didn't even know what to research on for just 11 weeks.

This is already the 3rd week of my 11 weeks. And guess what, I have just started doing it today.
This is because my consultant asked me to do another audit for the past 2 weeks, for his department. Aigoo..
Not that I have a lot to complain but I think it is almost an exploitation of my time.

But I promise myself not to take up any other audit suggested by him until my bisphosphonate audit is finished.

'til then!

-Because life is a test-


Friday, May 10, 2013

Assalammualaikum wrt wbt.

Oh well, the GE 13 has passed.
LOADS of things are in my mind re the GE, but let's keep it in there for now.

I've changed my layout again. This is not the end result.
I've just decided to republish previous posts because I feel bad for keeping my blog "Under Construction" for too long.

I have my Progress Test next Monday, I will continue working on this blog after that.

Dh la, jom study!

-Because life is a test-