Monday, January 29, 2007
I am hungry!
January going to end soon. I promised myself to upload this blog often, if possible one post every two days, which means at lease 15 posts a month. I can say I manage to do it on Dec but in Jan, I fail terribly. This whole month I was busy, so I can only manage to post 8. Well, soon after I have my own not-very-fast broadband connection, I believe the number of post will increase.
Have been busy with assignment, portfolios and class test lately. Aside from the norm, I need to worry about shifting my room, and many other things to worry about. Shifting house is one of the top ten stressful event in a person's life.
Hopefully by this week I can get everything settle down and relax.
Miss having nice food. Have been awhile I post about food. One of the food that I miss is surely the seafood in Teluk Gong.
Look at the crab!!
I wish I can go again and,
eat, eat and EAT!!!
Posted by Chi Fei at 9:38 PM |
Saturday, January 20, 2007
Guide to do portfolio FAST(and good*)!
Being a student of BPharm(Hons) in International Medical University, portfolios is one of the thing that may haunted by it everynight before you sleep.
One of the toughest time was in Semester 4. We were given 9 portfolios. Lets to some calculation.
We have 14 weeks in a semester. Basically, week one we will have the briefing for the portfolios. Only during the briefing we will get question and topic for the portfolios. Final submittion is on the 12th week. So basically we have only ONE week to finish each portfolio.
You may think that one week is kinda long to produce a 10 - 20pages porfolio of learning but think again, it is a week with classes from 9am in the morning all the way to 5pm in the evening. There will also be Problem Based Learning(PBLs) and laboratory session(which means there will be lab report for you to hand in) and not forgetting class tests throughout the semester. Hence, it is not surprising that we would have to finish a portfolios within 2 to 3 days. I say again, its 'we would have to' and not 'we wish' or ' we want' or even 'we purposely'.
My very pack time table.
When the juniors came to me and asked about the portfolios, I told them that we have to finish it in 2 to 3 days, they were so shock. Now, you all know why.
Ok, back to the point. After 6 semester of BPharm and finishing 29 portfolios, I think I can (or I hope I am qualify to) write a guide of doing portfolios.
Do not borrow the portfolio from your senoirs. Well, why i say that. No matter you like it or not, portfolios will (usually) come out in your end of semester exam. If you are prepared to lose 10-20 marks in your EOS, you may do so.
My draft. It's a "draft" ok?
To do a draft, do not bother reading thick thick book, just head over and get some simple book that just cover briefly on the topic. Then, you will know what is important in the topic.
Thicker than phone directory.
Only after this, you should start photostating books in the library. Do not photocopy everything under the sun. Do not photocopy the whole topic just because the topic carries the title of your portfolio. No point of you photocopy everything under the sun and dun have time to read it. Remember, you only have 2 - 3 days. Just photocopy whatever you need la..Do not need to be so kiasu wan..
Actually, I think the more books you find, the more resources you find, the slower you do. Cause you may get comfused by what the saying. I think you just need the right book rather than more book. For example, you look DiPiro Pharmacotherapy for treatment of certain disease, you look in PapaPatho for pathophysiology and so on. Just make sure you get the latest version and most likely the information would not be obsolate.
* Terms and Conditions apply.
Fast things no good and good things require time and hard work.
Labels: Opinions and Thoughts
Posted by Chi Fei at 11:25 PM |
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
Semester 6 kick off on the 3rd of Jan and this is the signs of my blog dying off again. Due to the busy-ness and tough-ness of the BPharm (Hons) program in IMU, I think I have to reduce my number of post.
Actually I've taken many pictures but time is the only factor that is stopping me from uploading it.
Anyone interested to be guest blogger here?
Got to update some of my birthday photo soon. Till then, Bye!
Labels: Life Documentary
Posted by Chi Fei at 2:44 AM |
Thursday, January 11, 2007
Today I lost many things.
Today I lost many things.
I lost the hope of my life, lost the financial support to my study, lost my fighting will and god knows what other things that I've lost today.
This world is so unfair. Why at this point of my studies took away my financial support? Why wanna take away from someone who really need it. Why at this point?!?
Facing all the financial difficulties is much tougher than facing the exam. Much tougher than doing portfolios. Its even tougher when I have to face it alone.
Having to worry about my own financial problem, having to support my food and accomodation and at the same time need to worry about my parent. I just cant take it anymore. With much worry and have to tell my parents that everything is fine, I can handle and work it out. What can I do? What should I do? Maybe I just shouldn't be in IMU at the first place.
What is the point of getting first class? No one even bother what's your results. What is the point of studying hard anymore?
Not gonna get anything out of it. No point!
No mood even to blog. Bye.
Posted by Chi Fei at 4:06 PM |
Saturday, January 6, 2007
Feeling extremely warm today. Went for a cold bath and felt much better. Wish its chrismas and winter.
I dunno what is wrong with me lately. Was not feeling happy but I am not sad. Just feeling weird. Probably because of my university classes has started. Not that I do not wish to go for classes or study, but I just feel tired. Tired of the stress that I would be facing. Tired of what I have been through for the pass 2 years.
Even before the classes start, I already facing huge load of stress. Stress of problem related to my study loan. It's still bothering me till this very moment. Do not even wish to think or talk about it.
After 2 years and a half you study, finally I am in Semester 6 of the Bachelor of Pharmacy (BPharm) program. Semester 6. Three more to go.
Basically, each time a new semester start, I just go there with a blank heart. Being the first batch in a new program is not always a good thing. Without any advice from senior, all you can do is just go there with a blank heart, not knowing that to expect. I hated this feelings. How I wish I can have some guidance from others.
Somehow, I will still need to face it. This semester particularly started with a big question mark.
Am I good enough?
Am I ready?
I guess most of us wonders if we are good enough to be a pharmacist, good enough to give appropriate advice and guide to patients, good enough for this and that.
Prof Peter, the Dean of Pharmacy in IMU had told us that we are good, much better than what they have expected. Dr. Kang, BPharm coordinator also sent us the same meaning.
I still wonder if I am good enough.
had posted on his blog on his feeling toward BPharm. He says,
After all these trainings, did I master anything besides sitting for exams? Do I know how to imagine? Do I know how to create strategies? Do I...? Where is my creativity? Where is my passion for life? Where is my dreams? Are they still around? Or they are already replaced by "How to prepare for exams"?
So far, what did exams give me? Adrenaline rush? Nightmares? Am I going to be a bad pharmacist if I get bad results? Things I sacrificed for exams, such as my soul, can I win them back? Ten years from noww, will people around me even care about how I did in my exams?
Every single word is true. I totally agree with what he said.
Is it all about exam?!? Whole semester of learning process and its all mainly depends on your performance in the merely 3 hours of exam. To me, its a test of ability to memorise, how big is the capacity of you brain, the ability to handle stress and also LUCK.
What if something like this happen? You've worked so hard for the exam but the results does not reflect what you have give in. What can you do? Cry? Suicide?
I do not know how to end this post. Just a pour of my feelings. I am just a small-potato.
At lease you cost a bomb. I cost nothing...
Labels: Opinions and Thoughts
Posted by Chi Fei at 1:50 AM |
Thursday, January 4, 2007
I am 23
and I am getting more handsome!!! Yeah!
Labels: Life Documentary
Posted by Chi Fei at 9:25 PM |
Wednesday, January 3, 2007
To me, food is the best thing in life. That is also why you see faces of food more in this blog compared to my own handsome face. Not to say that I am not handsome but nothing beats great food.
One of the best way to start a new year is by having a great new year dinner. I went to Just Thai in One Utama on the 1st of January 2007.
Just This is not some high-class restaurant that charge you RM30 for a main dish. Its just an ordinary restaurant with an ambience environment.
If you can see in the menu, the food there is actually quite affortable. d
- Green Curry Thai Laksa
Green curry is something you must try! Green curry may come with their special laksa noodle in which you will have to dip into the curry by yourself or just the curry itself to serve with rice.
2. Tom Yam Soup
Just Thai is just the best place to be. I am sure I will return and have my meal there.
Posted by Chi Fei at 8:26 PM |
Tuesday, January 2, 2007
Countdown @ Sungei Wang
Initially I do not have any plans on the New Year Eve. No plans for any countdown event. Was freaking bored at home - 'Online'ing.
Suddenly, I realise that I cant just pass my night like that. It's New Year, its the first seconds in 2007. I need to find some plan. Most of my friends are busy and after being rejected by few friends, I decided to go to Sungei Wang and meet up a friend who is working there.
Basically, Sungei Wang is damn packed with people.
It's damn FREAKING
When the clock hit 12, there is a firework display. It was fantastic!
The firework was too nice that it took my breath away. Basically, I couldn't breath for at lease 5 minutes.
Nevertheless, it was fun and happening. The best things about that night is that I did not got stuck in any traffic jam.
Happy New Year to you all. Hope you all had a great start in 2007.
Labels: Life Documentary
Posted by Chi Fei at 1:08 PM |