10.5.09

400# And fithy four months

400 posts!

A bit confusing, this is in fact post number 421, but I did not number some posts which I think was insignificant. But whatever it is, this site has reached its 400th post, and maintained for 54 months!

I started to write since college time with my limited language and wrote about useless things I met daily. I also write about issues which bothered me but that only lasted me for a short while since writing them will not relieve, but amplify the anger in me.

It is not easy to maintain a blog like this. I'm not used to call this site as a blog since the term was rather feminine for me, because some say only girls blog. Whatever.





While looking back the posts, they really bring back a lot of memories. It's like a log of your life, you write shits things in it for no reason and when you look back you will realise that those things happened.

And you will feel thankful that you started it early. The earlier you started, the more things are recorded. I don't write for the sake of publishing or pleasing people, but just to record the events that take place around me.





It is sad that a lot of my college friends did not continue their blogs. Their blogs are like the only method to keep myself up to date about their lifes. And now I don't even know if they are still alive or not.

Voon Wei, Ngar Shien, She Fong, Audrey, still there or not?

A bit disappointed that I did not write more about college things. I don't even know what was I writing that time. Quite rubbish. Those are still my words anyway. What I remember about college is that I had the greatest change in my life during that period. From a total kampung school bugger into someone, erm, less bugger.





I was very naughty during college time. Not just me, we all were just like small kids and never pay attention during classes. Now I feel very bad for my lecturers. I really liked them, regret that I did not study much back to the days.

Social circle during then was really wide. I know quite a lot of people from other classes and other programmes (oh yes, SAM :D). But I was surprised that there are so many of them in my batch now who was from my college too that time.





What I wrote the most was my university life. Back to the good old Bukit Jalil times where what we needed to do was to study notes then we can pass exams. Being in the clinical school now, I wonder why we complained that much...

Bukit Jalil life was really good. We just had to camp in the library and that's it. We basically don't have a life over there but it was really great that we could go hang out once in a while.





Now honey moon in preclinical school phase is over and we are getting into a more serious business. No more lectures to attend, no more library camping. Social circle shrunken from 2 kilometres to 2 centimetres. What we need to study now is 10 times more, and the time we have is 10 times lesser.

No more campus life but hospital life. But hospital life is great because we are already working in the settings that we will be working on in the future. The difference is that we are paying to learn, and what we are paying is twice more than what we will earn from the hospital next time.





Still doing fine right now in clinical school, at least for now. I am writing lesser and lesser because there is nothing much to write about with the kind of life I am having here.

But I will still try my best to maintain this blog. If I have nothing to write then I'll inject some gundam reviews as to restore maintain the pulse. But anyway, I realised that not much of my friends read my blog, most of them got here because of the gundam reviews (sweat).







Let's live and write, for a better tomorrow.


PS: Do you know that there are 3 and a half more semesters to go then we will graduate? Then we won't be seeing each other anymore unless we work in the same hospital. That's quite sad.

13 comments:

Chan said...

live and write for a better tomorrow..sounds like something a journalist would say

Zzzyun said...

dont u miss the ppl who went pms as well?

sigh i miss bukit jalil days, man.

Mike said...

y can't i say that? maybe for us we should put it as

"Live and save, for a better tomorrow"?

but knn today's papers got HO complianed that they overworked. I thought work for 36 hours non stop is a must for HO?

But overseas doctors work for 12 hours, 5 days a week = 60 hours per week only.

We here, weekdays 12 hours, weekends 6 hours, on call 12 hours. therefore,
(5x12)+(2x6)+12 = 84 hours per week,
if only on call once in a week. usually need to on call 6 times a month.


btw, say 4 weeks, 28 days in a month. thus using the above equation we have 84 hours x 4 weeks = 496 hours. Add the extra 2 more oncalls wii be, 496 + 2(12) = 520 hours in a month.

520 hours a month = RM6/hour = a pay of a part time promoter - minus the sleep + tonnes of work

suddenly I think that working as a promoter at jusco isn't too bad after all...

Mike said...

ZzZyun: Of course I miss you all who went overseas. Reunion sounds like impossible already huh.

sue wen said...

i agree man, we have so little time left in imu, yet, we have to spend most of the time studying...crap man....like eos 5tat time lah, all of us didn't really spend much time with each other, instead we spent our time mugging and didn't even have time to bid a good farewell or anything...so sad!!!

Mike said...

sue wen, talk about farewell... that farewell we had after eos 5 was so short and unplanned. Sorry to say la. Could have been better if everyone stayed back jus for that short few hours. in some way we will not meet each other again anymore, which is quite sad.

CarynBear said...

yes yes! do continue to write!!! happy 400th anniversary!
its true.. feel happy when frens do update their blogs. a way, to keep in touch n in tune to everyne's lives. not there in presence, but always in mind! =D

Mike said...

if got time to read ppl's blog also no time to leave comments la. At least know that they are still alive and kicking. But anyway, for you all who went overseas, most of you all like go vacation only, so happening! especially those who went NZ and UK.

Mike said...

if got time to read ppl's blog also no time to leave comments la. At least know that they are still alive and kicking. But anyway, for you all who went overseas, most of you all like go vacation only, so happening! especially those who went NZ and UK.

StarGhazzer:太空人 said...

"What we need to study now is 10 times more, and the time we have is 10 times lesser."

"The difference is that we are paying to learn, and what we are paying is twice more than what we will earn from the hospital next time."

How true.

One thing though, overseas doctors don't work as little as you mention. The hours can easily hit up to 70-80 hours with on-calls and OTs. The pay per hour is probably slightly more but the tax is heaps higher.

The medical profession is really a shit hole. Once you graduate you spend the next 15 years working your arse off to pay debts + studying (and paying) more to specialise. By the time you earn enough money you'll be too old to spend the cash.

Seriously.

We're all in the shit hole and can't dig ourselves out now... so yeah, gotta bear with it.

Naomi said...

hey..i like reading your blogs..but not bout the gundams though..coz i dunno anything bout it?hahaha..they are just 'action figures' to me~sorry~
but i do like reading your blog..coz u always post funny photos every now and then..cool~

take care!!!see u soon~i hope!

Mike said...

I write about gundam bcoz I want to share my hobby ma. And guess what most of the people who ended here is for the sake of the reviews, bcoz only small group of my frens (like you) give a damn about my blog, lol.

I notice i'm running out of interesting photos already la. Nowadays in seremban I can only take photos of people sleeping, since there's no happening events take place here, so sien.

See u soon too~ I hope too!

Mike said...

@Starghazzer: opps, didn't notice ur comment before I posted the comment above. Yeah, what we are doing is a long (freaking long) investment. The reward is not instant where we will need to work our arses out for the next 15 years which you mentioned there, in order to get a more stable life. But whatever it is, i chose this field because i really like it, at least for now. Can't guarantee that much since there are so many housemen who complained, and some of them even have the thought to quit practicing, including my family member who currently work as a houseman locally.

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