Thursday, December 23, 2010

Christmas is near!

Jingle bell..jingle bell..jingle all the way~
Whee...the festive season is around the corner and it's the month of FATlalalallalal again!
Mouth watering mince pie, turkey, brussels sprouts and Christmas just NOT gonna touch the weighing machine for a month because I would not want a heart attack during this joyful month..Lol! Oh's ONCE a year only..forgive me k my BODY, i shall STUFF you with lots of goodieS :)

So the MUST eat in YEARLY GERMAN Christmas Market in Manchester!Yearly affair with the Macaroons...our first love since 2008!

Warm nice NUTTY strudel with custard sauce, just nice for the winter!
100% Angus Beef burger in a bap with onion~

Christmas Market officially ended today! Till then Macaroons..One more year till i see you again :'(
At the meantime, our small little hut has turned into a tuition centre with NOTES all over our place..Revision time during breakfast :) No time is wasted...PRECIOUS second!Allright, it's TONGZHI today, and though we're miles away from home, Aunt Winnie made us TongYuan to celebrate this 'family reunion' day :)
*home sickness struck again today*
Aunt Winnie has been in Manchester for 5 weeks and she is leaving home tomorrow:(
Gonna miss her bubbly presence in my apartment and also her yummilicious home cooked meals. Till we meet again aunt...Have a safe flight home k:)
Thanks abundance for lavishing me with so much love and care.
Do come visit again k..but not during winter season of course...:D
Lovely mum and daughter

Blessed Christmas to all
It's gonna be an OFF day to celebrate Jesus' birth!
Before then..PUSH ON!

wasSup Doc:
Terima Sukacita Surga, itulah kekuatan bagi jiwa :)

Saturday, December 18, 2010

the END

for the moment:)

it's the last day of my posting in Rochdale. 3 more weeks+ to go till our exemption finals. This year's Christmas is going to be a draggy one, with intensive revision plans coming up and endless OSCE practice sessions...keeping my fingers crossed to pass this's going to be a stressful time. On top of that, the heavy snow in Manchester is not doing any good...Blizzard at the moment, freezing all the time. Sigh, it's not the right time for exams prep laaaaaa.....Wished i have a portable heater to keep me warm ALL the time! *Dream on Angie*

Anyway, the following are some pics during my stay in the Rochdale accom. Quite nice actually the place there. It's IN the hospital itself, thus every morning I wake up, i just need to run downstairs without going through the cold. And the heater in my room is always in FULL BLAST, which keeps the room nice and warm ALL the time....small but cozy:)
my little corner for dinner. Unfortunately, i had to eat my dinner all by myself...lonely lonely:(
my well balanced meal. Thanks Aunt Winnie who tapao-ed rice and some meat for my supply throughout my week there, add on some steamed vege...nyum~
my favourite snack atm:) Really love this MIXED BEAN SALAD though it's just..plain and in water:P
and when weekends come..hola! Aunt Winnie will prepare a table FULL of home cooked food to feed this piglet (ME)! Seriously lor....December is a FATlalala month!
and latest obsession is to collect nametag of various hospitals! This is from Rochdale and love it MAX coz it says...ELDERLY MEDICINE :))))) *i'm a person of high risk, watch out! *
Dr Namushi(Consultant), Ayda(fellow batchmate), myself and Dr Saravanen (Registrar)
The team that I worked with in Rochdale Infirmiry:)
Dr Namushi is a very down to earth consultant who is very passionate about education. He is one of the very active committee members in the local high school. He was just sharing with us the other day about his dilemma in choosing a headmistress for the school because he believes a good headmistress is very important to oversee the teenagers' pregression! He loves writing poems too abd boy his poem entitled 'Stetoscope' was adopted to be used in one of the medical equipment's company. Not to forget Dr Saravanen, his 10years+ colleague is very eager to teach too! I could rmb vividly when both of them were 'fighting' to teach us and share their knowledge with us! There was once when they saw a very interesting case with posterior communicating artery aneurysm patient's brain scan and we had to stay half an hour more extra to listen to their 'teaching'!!! Lol....oh well, it was great fun learning from them! Seeing them rushing in to get us when there are patients with signs made me feel so enthusiastic in wanting to learn more!
They enjoyed having students around and we love having such passionate supervisors:)
win win situation it is ey:))

Sadly, it's our last day today and we have to bid each other goodbye. Wished each other best of luck, till we meet again in this competative medical arena:)
Some good thing happened today:)
Normally, I would share a cab with Ayda to take the train home because by sharing we save some money and get home faster. But unfortunately, she has a lift back from her friend today. So left myself to go back Manchester. Since the taxi fare is about 3.50pound, add on the train fare of 2.20 pound, it will cost me freaking 5.70 pound to go home one way.Deep in my i kno it's not worth it at all.. So I decided to take a slow walk of 35 minutes to the train station since my daddy said I have put on some weight. Save some money, burn some calories...but had to embrace in the -4 degree cold..hmmmm.Just bear with it lo....BUT BUT i think God took pity on i walked out the hospital, i came across a folded paper on the floor and guess wat I found when I picked it up?! It's a DAYPASS for the coach to go back Manchester which cost 4.10 pound each! How bless I am right! How coincident could this be..God knows.. Yay, the journey to the bus station is half the journey to train station and i need not embrace the cold so long and also save some money on the fare home! Not only that, once i arrived the bus station, the fastest bus to go back Manchester was just 5 minutes till it arrives!! WAhhHhhhhh....perfect timing :)) I am just amazed how God works..that's why, God makes everything beautiful in HIS time...!

So once you're blessed, what should you do...GO bless others right:)
As i came down the bus, I then pass my daily pass to this random gurl who needed one.
And she kept saying 'thank you thank you' when I gave her the buspass because apparently she couldn't find her buspass and the bus is about to leave soon...
Pass the blessings folks, it's Christmas soon!
Sometimes we just forget how blessed we are till realised that little small thing God has put in our lives.

waSsup Doc: thank You Lord, for the bus pass.
It reminded me again about Your love and faithfulness towards me.

Monday, December 06, 2010

Missing in Action

Sorry for the LONG M.I.A, i have been working VERY VERY HARD for my finals nu....Lol!
For the past 3 weekends, had revision courses over the weekend, 8am to 6pm, Saturday and Sunday, back to back! Allright, no guarantee that i retained everything that I learned but i'm sure I've learned abit to prepare myself for the exams. Really hope and pray that I can pass this exams...WHY SO TOUGH.....:'(

Feel so stressful, feel so unprepared.
Us, in the cold, waiting for the bus! Wrap wrap wrap up!

Plus, am now posted to a district hospital for 4 weeks, doing Elderly care medicine. Rochdale Infirmiry is my home during the weekdays but i'll run back home during weekends. Thank God I need not walk in the cold to the hospital because my room is IN the hospital itself! Good stuff, I just have to wake up, shower and run down to my ward:)my comfy bed:) Was so happy when the cleaner changed my bedsheet to a pink flowery one! small little room. Nice ey. Downside is that none of the students is staying with me. But guess, it's good in a sense I can do some work loo..but it's freezing cold!the view from my room! It's been snowing heavily in Manchester for the passed few days. Early winter this year around:'( It's the year again when Angie will have TRIAD of runny nose, muscle ache and conjunctivitis! the 3rd year in UK, and the 3rd time falling sick during winter!! just self prescribed a course of amoxicillin and felt much better now..Please pray that I will not fall sick. It's critical nowwwwww :'(and Happy thing is...Aunt Winnie invaded Manchester since 2 weeks ago!!!!
She is such a lovely and dedicated mum! Very blessed to have her around.
She has been cooking yummilicious meals for us, and feeding me with so much home cooked food:)
one of the nice soup she cooked is....LOTUS n PEANUT soup..gosh LOVE it to the max. Really remind me of the lotus soup my granny used to boil for me back home~not only that, since i'm now posted to Rochdale, she even take time to cook and tapao yum yum food for me to bring there!
I am really well fed like a piglet now!
very very blessed indeed!
THANK YOU Aunt Winnie!
U're a God sent!

Christmas is approaching.
somebody send me some S.U.N.S.H.I.N.E as Xmas gift please!
TQ very much.

wasSup Doc: 'F.I.N.A.L.s' is the scariest WORD on earth now :(
Give me courage, Lord.