Wednesday, January 23, 2013

What was the MIRACLE?

This was it. Had a few friends asking what was the miracle that I mentioned in FB the other day and thought I would just penned it down on my blog, reminding myself as well about His goodness and He answered my prayer in my little prayer book :]

A project about patients' safety was accepted by an international health forum in London for a poster presentation last month. Praise the Lord for this oppotunity, but at the sametime, it was a huge dilemma for my colleague and myself who are keen to go, because the course fees itself cost a BOMB! a 3 days course cost £917 per person and bear in mind, this is just the course fees. Not including the accomodation, transport fare, and meals, it's LONDON we are talking here ey. But after much discussion, we decided to just go for it anyway because it is a once in a lifetime opportunity, how often does our work get recognised? Ermm, very unlikely I guess, unless you have a successful project with very influential supervisor. In the end we decided tp pay the course fees using our own pocket money, just waiting to attend the forum in April 2013 then. Informed Mel that I will be bunking at hers whilst am there to save cost :P

Just last week, I received an email from the supervisor who oversees us about thie project. He delivered a GOOD news to us, saying that Wigan NHS trust is willing to sponsor us to attend this forum AND accomodation included. Rubbed my eyes and read again, yes, it is correct. The trust is going to fund for us to attend this course and covering the 3 days accomodation as well. Wow WOW WOOWW!! *background info: If you have not already known, NHS in the UK is having financial crisis, with million of debts, to get anything funded, chances are near to zero. Can be described like squeezing water from a stone. The main aim of most trusts at present is to cut cost, save money, reduce admissions. Each and every penny is CRUCIAL to them!* So to get it FULLY funded, it's definitely a God's intervention. PLUS, I remembered writing in down last month on my prayer request book: Sponsorship to IHI forum. Viola, God just performed a miracle for me. *ticked* Uber awesome mowseome! He has indeed looked after me well :)

So peeps, note of encouragement. Ask and you will receive. He might not answer your prayer immediately, but in His time. So ASK and BELIEVE. :)

xx When all you have is Jesus, He is all you need xx
WasSup Doc: Statement above ;)

Monday, January 21, 2013

Sunday JOY..

I look forward to Sundays:) A day we can go to church and meet God's people, sing His praises and worship Him. Also, seeing my lovely kiddies in Sunday School. Guess it's one RIGHT decision I made this academic year, to serve Him in this ministry! The joy of seeing them learn about God, remembering bible verses and the conversations we shared over one and half hours, it's just bliss to me. 

Lunch time with kiddies, precious. The lunch bags unite:)
Before class starts, the children will have their lunch break in the canteen. Most of them have their lunch packed nicely by their dedicated mums. Me being the 'little kid wanna be' would packed my own lunch and tucked it into my lovely lunch bag [am SO INTO Lunch bags now, oh dear me, obsessed!] and share this precious time, eating with them, having small chit chat sessions about how their week went and comparing our food:P We would talk about the biggest fish in the sea, their Mandarin classes, and spicy seaweed they are munching!!

Right, just a small sharing about my class today. I am teaching class 1 at the moment (5-6 years old). Lesson today was about Abraham, and I had to teach them the song 'Father Abraham' with ACTIONS! Hahahaha...right arm, left arm, right leg, left leg, chin up and turn around..a good workout for me but kids were so enthu and energetic! Must admit, me is one old woman, after 2 rounds of the song, am breathless! Blame on me have to sing out loud and shout and action! Multitasking but oh my my, i had so much fun! It's been a while. To see the kids smile, the laughter, the joy in them and singing God's songs is just bliss. 

On top of that, when a child unexpectedly could recite word for word of a bible verse I taught last week caught me by surprise that he actually could remember!! Sherlyn just randomly asked the class:' Who can remember the verse we learned last week.' This 5 years old Chinese boy in class, *not paying attention in class most of the time as he was playing with his friend* quickly raised his hands and answered " We will serve the Lord our God, we will obey Him, Joshua 24:24!!! And that kept Sherlyn and myself speechless and jaw wide opened..WOW, 5 stars for you, Jordie! NOTE, he is just 5! ;) Effort paid off!

So class ended with some bible stories and drawings. The best part is, these small little tiny kids, will drag their big bulky fleece coat [thanks to UK cold weather!] and trying to put them on, so me being the mummy will go up to them and zip up for them, putting on their hats and gloves, and reminding them to be a good boy/girl this coming week and rmb to pray! With their still soft voices, they will reply 'Yes miss. See you!' Awww....heart melts 99! Kill me, kill me, kill me. They are so adorable!

Sometimes, it really needs the faith of a child to remind me that's all I need to trust and believe God, who can do all things for me. Sunday school is where I myself is learning more about Christ, His people and how His promises are REAL. I <3 font="font" nbsp="nbsp" school="school" sunday="sunday">

WasSup Doc: We will serve the Lord our God, we will obey Him. Joshua 24:24. Give me a patient heart, to serve you in this ministry :)

Sunday, January 13, 2013

I'm coming home!

It's official, it's confirmed:) 
I AM COMING home to Malaysia for Chinese New Year! Hooray...
Say I am spoilt, say I am wasting money$$, 3 months apart and I am going back again.
oh who cares, I do not want to be staying alone in this freezing country celebrating CNY alone! *Bluek*!
Cant wait to make noise with the TEO FAM, and eat the glorious CNY food! :)

Cant wait to see this signboard AGAIN at KLIA!
 HAPPIEST decision made :)

But before that, few job interviews to conquer! 

Smile, HE holds my future ^_^

wasSup Doc: 'Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.' Proverbs 16:3.
It's the verse of the day on my phone. Timely indeed :D

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Dissapointed with myself..

It has been a maniac day at GP surgery today. Full clinic for morning and afternoon sessions.
Got home about 615pm, when I was supposed to finish at 5pm.

Had to walk 45 minutes under the rain to visit a 90 years old lady. Despite had to go through this pathetic weather, glad that when I leave her home, she still smile and wave me goodbye. That's all matters.

But on top of that, something else happened today and it wasn't pleasant :'(
It just broke my heart and being qualified for almost a year half now, missing something important when examining a patient wasn't a good feeling at all. felt so sorry for the patient and wished I could have done better. Let myself down tremendously.
Everyday when I go to work, I am reminded that God has given me these hands to touch lives and to bless others. I aimed NOT to bring harm to the patients I see but to bring them comfort and peace.

 A joyful heart, that's all I need to start my day off!

wasSup Doc: oh Lord, enable me to fulfill my medical calling in love, wisdom and integrity. Grant me sincerity in all that I say and do. Strengthen me to persevere in the face of fatigue. Lead me by Your spirit in my daily work.

Saturday, January 05, 2013


Cant help but just have to SCREAM MY LUNGS out, because of being uber annoyed with my programme coordinator!

Asked my GP practice manager if I can combined 2 of my half days to become one OFF day, so that I can extend my stay(from 12 days to 14 days) back in Malaysia when I return in Feb, and she has kindly said 'not a problem'! Then she thought, hmm, maybe she should ask my programme coordinator.

Next reply my practice manager got from my programme director was that 'NO, Angelene is not allowed to do so because it will then breach her working hours for the week!"
So my practice manager came and apologies for not double checking with her earlier! *Speechless me*!

Oh my goodness, breach my working hours!? Oh Please, GP posting is the chillest posting EVER, u only work 9-5pm, weekdays and gets Wednesday off for teaching and Thursday OFF doing NOTHING. All I requested was to work through all my Thursday, so that I can combined my half days and become one FULL DAY OFF! What is so difficult with that? I am paying back the working hours! It's not like I am skyving or being lazy, I AM PROPERLY working my hours and paying them proper. Now you worried I am OVERWORK in a 9-5pm, office like setting job?! Seriously...patient's safety is NOT compromised at all!

Just little request as such, you have made into such big hoohaa and forwarded to my programme director!? you need to do that, honestly? Everybody in the whole trust IS, ALREADY DONE that and now you say NOO! SUPER FRUSTRATED. Somebody KILL ME ALIVE! Want to cry but patients still waiting for me to be seen. Life oh life..God why You put such hurdle in my life at this point of time. I really dun and will never get it. 

Don't mess around with me, I am not easily being bullied! *Roar!*


waSsup Doc: Trying to understand is like straining through muddy water. Be still and allow the mud to settle. I am learning. 

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Reflections of 2012

2012 gone by so quick and it's already... HELLO 2013!! Just thought of penning down some highlights of 2012, so that when I look back about the happenings within this year, it's gonna be a bitter sweet moment! Right, let's begin with some fun and exciting things I did throughout the year of 2012. No doubt, the EXTENSIVE traveling experiences TOPPED the chart!

HOLIDAYs are always the FUNNEST!
The trio started the year, invading Budapest, Hungary. Braving through the extreme weather, we shared so much laughter together:)

During the second month, we organised a trip down south, to explore the legendary Stonenage & Stratford-upon-Avon. Also, trip ended with a nice visit to this limestones town, called Cotswolds.
Gurls just want to have fun!!! Strictly for gurls' fellowship only! Train ride to Llandudno, up to WALES! Adventurous indeed!
Fun-filled roadtrip all the way to CORNWALL with the most amazing church mates! OGs ROCKS!
THE MUST MENTION, lifetime dream came true moment, when all the picturesque pics of Niagara Falls lied just infront of my eyes! *in awe of His beautiful creation*
Stepped into the GIANT CITY, NEW YORK! Woah, never in my right mind would think I am going to this city so soon, but there you go, never say never! Thanks to Lily's sister graduation during this summer and viola, a good reason to invade!
The whole year ended with a trip to Krabi with family! Highlight of course, quality time spent back home, catching up with friends and family, no doubt will be the BEST holiday of all:)
Achievements of the year
FINALLY! Passed my UK driving test..ehem, it's MANUAL k! I think i took a good 3 months to polish up my driving skills after not driving for a good 6 years! Very proud of myself, but in the sametime, meaning burning a hole in my pocket because the lessons are so uber EXPENSIVE! 

Successfully completed first year of houseman and moved on to becoming a second year doctor! Despite the heavier responsibility that we have to bear, work is always never ending fun. With loads of unexpected experience and opportunities, I could only give ALL GLORY to God who has opened doors for me. Of course there are low moments, stress and extra working hours to whine about, but where on earth there is job in this world that just requires u sitting in the office and do nothing, right!

Very pleased to finally get the Medics Fellowship kick starting. We are just a bunch of doctors, wanting to keep each other accountable, and walk a close spiritual journey with God. Glad that everybody is keen on this, and we're taking baby steps to explore the great adventure God has instored for us!
A neonatal audit that I participated with Dr Zipitis was nominated for 'Recognising Excellence Award' organised by the hospital. No expectations of course, but attended the gala dinner just for mere experience. But subsequently the similar audit won a runner-up place in another local trust event- Best Clinical Audit event! If you were to ask me whether I have high hope when I first started doing this audit, I would say NO, then again who am I to say NO when our Father said YES! There you go...He is in control!
Farewell moments
Saying 'goodbye' to this lad wasn't easy. Cheah is like my little brother in Manchester. He would call me 'DaJe' in church and has been a great help throughout the past 4 years. Everytime I ask for a favour, he would be the first to say 'Yes'. Could rmb vividly he is the one who has been helping me moving stuff from one place to another, EVEN as far as to Wigan! :'( He graduated this year and decided to go back Malaysia. Best wishes, Cheah!
Year 2012 ended with a BANG, celebrated this big day with some close friends from church. Cooking for such big crowd was not easy but managed it well in the end and it was SO WORTH IT. It will never be the same if there weren't these people who has made my life in Manchester easier, FUN-er, and noisier :)
A single rose can be my garden... a single friend, can be my world. THANK YOU, guys for being such amazing friends!
Righty HO! There goes some highlights of year 2012!

I personally think that 2012 has been a great year, with loads of exciting moments and have grown spiritually closer with God. He has been really faithful, granting favours upon me, allowing me to meet amazing people who has given me much support throughout this journey. Many thanks for the prayers uttered for me. Can't wait to see how 2013 will be but pretty sure it is going to be another year full of grace and His favours. Things are just getting BETTER each year, ey! Be positive because God is a loving God!

The verse that I cling on tightly is from the book of Psalm 130:5- "I wait for the Lord, my soul waits and in His word I put my hope. My souls waits for the Lord."

wasSup Doc:
Cheers to 2012. So, let's stir some FIRE into year 2013!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Family time..

I just came back from Malaysia...about a month ago? And now, I am thinking and planning to go back again. It's always good to be home. Just staying at home is pure joy! But need to save up some money first before next return!

Back to the cold gloomy Manchester now. Sky gets dark at 4pm. Not nice..and have to wear like 4 layers out now..burr..5th year in the UK, and still not getting use to this freezing weather.

Lurve them much!

So what am I up so far...this phase of my life is..TRUSTING GOD.

Obs and Gyn is coming to an end. After 4 months of constant on calls..I actually enjoys the adrenaline rush moments in labour ward! I was scared when pregnant mumsies come through that door for reassurance that their babies are fine..when breaking that bad news of miscarriage was terrifying. But over the months I learned that God gives and takes away, there is nothing the mum can do differently to salvage that pregnancy. All I have to do is comfort them and provide them with emotional support.
Lurve this job, but oh no, am not going to do this as a career, it's just too much of legal issues revolving around this specialty..Muakkakaka

Now coming back to the theme of trusting God.
Job application for next academic year opens!Oh this really have to rely on His grace for provision, for open doors. Questions on that applciation form are just so complicated... :( So yea, will have to trust in Him for His provision, He is Jehovah Jireh, our provider, so yups, He already has the BEST job prepared for me:) 'Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge' Psalm 62:8 

 1st ever group pic of MCCC Medics:) We're starting a fellowship group in MCCC. We have medicine as common background, and we decided to come together as a body of Christ to support each other spiritually in our walk with God. We are taking baby steps in this, but hopefully we are able to experience God as one group, bringing glory to His kingdom, and empower ourselves with His goodness and mercy. Let's pray things will go well and we are able to meet regularly despite the busy schedule we all have! :D

Wokay, better get back to work now:) It's been great shout out here!

Had a great night out with my fellow Wiganers @ Nando's, our favourite hang out place, with loads of secrets shared! Just amazing how you can find amazing friends with similar interests and just LOL whole night! Love you guys, loads!

WasSup Doc: Trust and Obey..for there's no other way, but to TRUST and OBEY HIM!