Wednesday, 27 February 2008

UK Earthquake???

Any1 felt the EARTHQUAKE yesterday?? at about 1am..actually today... the earthquake is reported to be the biggest in UK in 25 years...hoho...

hit Newcastle, Yorkshire, London, Cumbria, the Midlands, and Norfolk, and parts of Wales..
I was in edinburgh, so how did i noee???

ITV is asking ppl 2 send them their story of earthquake experience...

My story..

I was playing game in my room as usual, sudenly, i see my whole screen shake...
Oh, actually its a rocket launcher in the game that causes the whole screen 2 shake..then i commented,
"stupid rocket launcher, cause earthquake"...

n true enough at that moment, another fellow player said

"I felt an earthquake!!!"

Of course we tot he meant the game la...cos never in my life earthquake could be so near me, since Malaysia is out of the so called 'Linkaran Api Pasifik"...till he says:

"No joke..I MEAN REal EARTHQUAKE!!"

Ok, at least I now know he's from UK..haha...alot of players from brazil, romania, etc...n they seriously eat dota, shit dota, n sleep also dream of dota 1...see the same same nick everyday...
hmm..they might be saying the same thing about me aswell..haha


Monday, 25 February 2008

POrtfolio COMPLETED...

This cycle of portfolios are really killing me... 8 pages to write every 7 weeks..haih...

First have to find the patient, talk to the patient, examine the patient n then copy every detail from the patients notes...(this is to do the first 4 pages) the last 4 is some stupid crap... Vertical themes, which means all the personal development, ethics, psychological, evidence based medicine, pain, life cycle, bla..bla.....all this things how 2 write...

Super glad that I am able to finish my 3rd portfolio...1 more to go for this year...for the first 1, i spend about 2 1/2 days with increased intensity as it gets closer to the dateline...for the second, about 1 1/2 days... for this 1..hoho...less than a day..

I started at about 5pm on sunday... integrated with abit of dota, eating, lepaking... at 12 am, still not half done...portfolio marathon whole night till the next day 2pm..FINALLYYY....

On completing the SUper Portfolio, I would like to Express my gratitute to afew of my fellow savior whom never failed to give support, either physically, mentally or psycologically...

1st prize: Mr MATTHEW Lee...

(he lent me his previous portfolio for me to plagiarize..without him, it would never have been a success. Besides, he also poured in lots of his brilliant ideas and spent his time explaining to me the basics...

2nd Prize: James Koh Boon Leong...
(he kindly offered to help me do 1 page of my portfolio!!!...which is 12.5 % of the total portfolio...due to the reason that he has finished, but he cant sleep..haha)

3rd Prize goes to...None but my FUTURE HOUSEMATe!!!

when I was about to start, she already finished...this gave me the hope and encouragement, as SOME1 has actually finished it!!!everything is possible..She also helped to explain to me what my patient has and how i should change my info so that it sounds logical...

Consolation prize goes tooo....to.... FATTY!!!

He is the most supportive in his own way...He purposely came down to sleep on my bed, just to remind me that even he has finished!!!...how thoughtful...he never failed to remind me of the reward that i'll get after i finish...endless sleep!!!...

For those who did not succeed, try again next time. The rest who wish to join, application is still open for the next portfolio. Closing date after easter!!

Anyway, glad that I finished...my next portfolio I'l gona start doing since first week n polish n polish for 3 weeks..hoho...

Thursday, 21 February 2008

Random Pictures Random Stories

Today, I intended to cycle to psychiatry... As soon as I leave the flat, the wind started to blow at 100 km /h... argh...i try to cycle for 100 metres...take me so long..

hmm.. "better not..later have to cycle back sumore..."

went back in , check which bus to take, went down, waited, then think think oredi late, dowan go la..

then hp no batery, went up, charge 5 minutes, dilemmaing, went down, went up again...argh...

DONO WHAT I AM DOINGGGG.... I think since I learning psychiatry, start to have obsessive/ compulsive disorder ...

N when i went up, bz trying to call my fren, i couldn't open the door to my house...( i tot wad, god reeli want me to go for psychiatry?) for quite long I was trying n trying...n cos my fone wana no battery, so i was rushing to get in to charge..N i even press the doorbell...I see the doorbell is different...n stupidly thinking whoo changed it?? then sudenly i see NO 2...WAD??? my house is NO 4!!! N the house owner came out..

MALUUUUUUUUUUUUU.....

My house door very distinct 1...got 1 plastic back n 1 paper stuck on the door n a big bicycle box outside..How can i not know that is not my houseee????

next...

Yesterday decided to cook Mexican food for my housemates... Since I am super free, since morning wake up, look for some recipe, then go shopping for ingredients..hmm... Dont know much bout mexican food, but from wad i noe from Mariachi, a mexican restaurant in edinburgh, got nachos, tacos, burito, fajitas, tortilla wrap..etc...

So start with nachos...

Doritos plus salsa plus jalapenos n cheese, bake in oven...nyum nyumm... I forget to buy sour cream..haih..

Afterdat is Tacos...

Crispy tacos shell with chicken n pork..

Actually i only cook 2 dishes, chicken with fajitas seasoning, and pork with james famous peanut butter seasoning..(the minces pork is fusion..haha)

Chicken

Pork

With tortilla wraps n chopped tomatos, n salsa, and lettuce, they can assemble their self according to liking..hehe..Another thing i tot i forget to buy is dips...

But after i ate, found out that I actually bought!!! arghh

ok..next random story...

some cakes that I saw on the way back from psychiatry (last week) :

EVE...My friends nameee...

Nisha as welll...my fren in edin..

nice castleee

With princesss:
all icing, sure kenot eat 1...for show only..haha

One day i went princess street n saw the sky colour so nice... capture with my paria N73 camera..still looks nice...




Wednesday, 20 February 2008

Am I a failed product of JPA?

It has been two weeks since I last went for a teaching... At least yesterday i made the effort to go for my second teaching of the rotation... 4th week in a whole new rotation and this is the second time I attend a session?? hmm...

The medical school had too much trust in us...in me..coming up with all this self directed learning thing... wow... nothing is compulsary..so... nothing needs to be attended... U'll just have to 'seek' knowledge yourself... For enthusiastic ppl, its a good thing, cos the 'knowledge is out there'. For less enthu ppl like me, not compulsary means noneed to go... Noone take attendance means no1 will know...

I'm like going tru a cycle... like Kreb Cycle, just that this is CRAP cycle...From my calculation, in about 3 days time, I'll start rushing for my portfolio, which is due on monday, and in about 2 weeks time, I'll start to worry about my exams.. See..I can be a fortune teller..i know what is gona happen.. 1 thing I dont know is whether I pass or fail..haha...

So, ppl will be wondering, so what do u do if u don't go classes?????

7-8am : start to sleep
9-10am : still sleeping
11-12am: zzz
2pm : in certain days I'm awake..I'm awake..
3pm : on a sunny day I'll go out for a walk...

(if not, i'll just eat my cereal and sit infront of my 20 inch monitor)

5pm : feeling tired, sleep back...
7pm: wake up n wait for dinner to be ready...

ON my cooking day, I'll have more activity..I can go to tesco to get stuff to cook, spend time looking for recipe on internet to cook...

8-11pm : sit around n eat n watch tv, socialize...
12am : back to game...
1am : change game
2am: change game
3am: read blog n blog
4am: check ebay, although not buying anything
5am: check bank account, although not much money
6am: jus randomly read stuff on internet
7am: 1 last game...n sleep when the sun comes up..

There...1 complete cycle.. of a nocturnal creature..

ARGH... Y cant I be more keen?? Am I not interested in medicine at all?? How can they have that much energy to wake up at 7am to go to hospital? n come back at 5pm, sometimes even later? I can actually, I did that b4, but now I don't want..y?? pure laziness..argghhh...

Sori Jpa, u trust me too much...now finish blogging, back to game..

Monday, 18 February 2008

New FLat MATE...

Yesterday was a hapy hapy hapy day..haha...
I found myself a new housemate for next year..keke...
I was cracking my head for so long, thinking who to stay with next year, where to stay, what kind of house, arr...pening...

I woke up in the morning, n some1 just make my day by settling all my problemss..haha...
She offered me her nice cozy flat with cheap rent and super strategic location near the gym for my future SSP (super slimming programe) coming academic year.. N better, she's gona have her PS3 kwa kwa kwa...

n on top of that, she is nice n funny n have some same interest with me..keke...
MOST important, she is PRETTy...
seeee...

Ppl alwiz say if you stay with pretty people, you'll become pretty as well...haha...
soo looking forward to next year..hehe...

Tuesday, 12 February 2008

Medics ball...

Malas to go 1 at first..

But its a half-way ball, soo...supposed to show dat I am half way tru medical school la..

So just go n look see look see...

Some random pictures..

With housemates...
Since the after party is a ceilidh thingy, both of them wore kilts..

N they start to have confused identity afterdat...
One like the airiness of wearing skirt, another 1 like the bag where they can put all their stuff in...hmm...

At least 1 is still straight...

Opps...this is CNY dinner....too hungry, again failed as a blogger 2 take pictures

CNY pineapple tart

Shud have blogged this long ago..haha..but too malasted..since got ppl complain no update, so..

Sempena CNY i baked some pineapple tart for some CNY mood...(with the help of my housemate..)

The night b4 make the isi first..
Ingredients
1) 4 cans 20 ozs pineapple crushed/chunks(drain and pulse in food processor until fine)

2) sugar (amount of sugar should be equal to the pineapple pulp e.g. 1 cup pineapple pulp to 1 cup sugar. 3/4 cup of sugar will be acceptable as the canned pineapples do tend to be sweeter than fresh ones)

3) 1 tbsp of lime/lemon juice

4) 2 sticks of cinnamon bark (I din put)

5) 6 cloves(I din put)

6) 1 segment of star anise (din put also)

Method:

Put all the ingredients in a big round pyrex bowl and microwave on high. Start with 15 mins, stir well, high for another 15 mins x 2. If jam is still runny, microwave at 1 min at a time until it is thick but still wet. It will thicken and dry out when it is cooled. If jam has gone too dry, just add enough water, stir well to dilute. Jam for filling should not be too dry as it will dry further when the tarts are baking. (The timing in the microwave is for making 4 cans of pineapples, so if you intend to try making with one can only, then the time taken in the microwave should be very much shorter)

Then make the pastry...when u r ready to make..

Pastry:

A:
565 gm (20 ozs) flour
2 tsp baking powder

225 gm(8 ozs) butter - chilled
113 gm(4 ozs) margarine - chilled

B:
2 tbsp sugar
3 egg yolks
1 tsp vanilla
3 drops of yellow food coloring
1/2 tsp salt


8 tbsp boiling water

Glaze:

1 egg + 1 yolk
2 drops of yellow food coloring


Method:

1. Sift A into food processor.

2. Beat B: lightly.

3. Cut chilled butter and margarine into small pieces and add in food processor(Step 1). Pulse until mixture resembles bread crumbs.

4. Pour in egg mixture B:(step 2) and pulse 2 more times, then add in the boiling water. Pulse until it forms a dough.

5. Chill dough in refrigerator for at least 1/2 hour.

I roll into bola bola, easier..

Afterdat..make the tarts lo...like this..

Noneed to explain rite..use ur imagination...

Normally at home we have the mould 1..but i dont have, so use hand..haha
still looks ok wad..The lines draw with knife 1..hehe

N remember to glaze with egg b4 baking...375 F for 15 mins..

Dont terbakar..

End results...Tinggal sisa in 1 day..

Wednesday, 6 February 2008

Happy Chinese New Year...


Happy Chinese New Yearrr!!!

Huhuhu...celebrate Chinese New Year here so sad 1...no mood at all...I WANT TO GO BACK!!!...
GO take ang pow, go eat dinner with family, go gamble with keluarga kembangan... Not all the time can get my family members all back together..even when I go back last summer, cant even get all to come back at once... CNY is the only timee...n me not there...haihh...

Argh, seriously, this is the only time of the year that I TRulY MISS HOME... I think nx year wana go back already...Wud rather go back 1 week for CNY than go back 1 month of any other time...

anyway, ITS CHINESE NEW YEAR... buy new clothesss!! Eat nice food...New Resolution..

Chinese New Year Resolution i guess same with Ang Moh New Year kot...study, earn money, diet, be a better person, save the world, ...

Tuesday, 5 February 2008

Rubik's Cube again!!!

See see...my skills improved already..



I can now do it in 1.5 minutes.haha..

Sunday, 3 February 2008

Yummy Sushiya...

SO so so so so happy, finally get to eat my legendary Sushiya in edinburgh... Since edinburgh's yo sushi closed down god knows how many years ago, n we dont have any sushi buffet like london, no more nice sushi except for those that I made myself...

Since it is slightly out of our normal range of restaurant's distance, we took a cap there...

Its just a tiny shop (real tiny..less than 20 seats i think) near haymarket...hhm..

As usual, Dont KNOW wad to orderrrrr...

Dish 1)
Rainbow roll... 8 pieces for 8.55 pds
salmon, avocado, tuna, fish roe...n mayo

yummy...

Dish 2)

Dragon Roll for the same price...
avocado, king prawn tempura, fish roe...n mayo again!!

They reeli arrange it in a dragon shape..presentation already add 10%

Taste add another 90%...super yummy...

N i ate the tail..hoho..tempura crispy crispy...arr..heaven..would prefer this to rainbow roll...
Nx time try soft shell crab roll..hehe

After that is main dish...
I ordered japanese eel rice..(eel cant go wrong..)

Dish 3)

Japanese eel rice, served with miso soup...

n 1 biji brocolli...yummy as well..eels are alwiz nice..

Better be safe than sorry...like my fren here:

Order stg dat turn out to be like maggi mee..haha...sumore so big bowl...

Udon with chicken..quite yummy also, except for the tauge tauge sekalian...

The most expensive is James's Beef n rice..but came last, so too kusyuk makan oredi, din take picture...hehe

total spent about 10-15 pds..Nx time i go i gona order a whole plate of sushi n ngap ngap ngap... ALL BY MY SELFF...

London sushi buffet, wait for meeee

Friday, 1 February 2008

Makan Makan...

In conjunction with the diet season, alot of food stuff going on in the city...

1) Eve's Departure...
We ate in mariachi... a mexican restaurant..

Starter looks nice also, but eat all b4 sempat take picture..

YeaII, i finally ordered stg not too bad..haha..

Some chicken with teriyaki sauce...

Triple layer tower or stg...fancy name, but not nice..wakaka..

Eve's burger..hoho...the meat itself 2cm thick...

2) LOSAR (tibetan new year) food thingy...

Hmm, Buddhist soc combine with them sell some food for charity...

What we sell??

Onde-onde..haha..not I make 1..

I go there tolong set up n take picture nia..

Got exhibition sumore..

Tibetan soc sell this..haha..macam tak sedap..shhh...test makan also tak sedap...better tulis in BM, incase ppl terbaca..wakaka

3) Hari Keputeraan Junior...

Starter...
Too hungry, the next picture i sempat take oredi:

Dessert:
wakaka... I am a fail blogger...FOOD comes first b4 blogging..hhaa...