Saturday, November 18, 2017

Handwritten, typed and printed notes!

Assalamualaikum and hello guys! It has been a long (too long) time since I wrote my last post. Back to the title, which one is better? 

Handwritten notes? Typed notes? or Printed notes? (slides in the class) here you are Medical School edition :P

So basically, dalam post kali ini, I am going to share my experiences for these 3 types of notes!

1. Hand written notes

I use this style in block 1, where it is a burdensome hahaha for me. But hey, there’s still good things in something kan! So, the pros are
  • Easy to remember  // pap-pap dah hafal (some)
    • sebab when we want to write, we need to read and understand before compile 2 to 3 sentences into single-short-tapi-padat kind of sentence. Dan tanpa sedar, I dah actually letak info yang dah ditulis into my long-term memory. (eh yeke)
    • and sometimes, bila tersalah tulis notes, you have to write it again, so yes people! you can indirectly ter-hafal in that kind of way. sebab you tend to remember things that makes you rasa marah, sedih, geram or penat more than things that makes you happy. so, sapa je happy nak kena tulis benda sama 2 ke 3 kali right?
    • Plus, your notes are in your own words @ simpler sentences. Bila you study for your upcoming exam, it should be faster than revising every single words from your lecturer's notes.

  • Easy to refer again
    • When you write your notes, you know exactly where you write/draw it. So, when it comes to examination week, it is being so helpful. You can just refer everything from your written notes. Like I said before, your notes are in your own words. So, it should be easier for you to refer to your notes again!
    • Tips: guna warna highlighter yang berlainan, untuk info yang berlainan. I think, you can use 
      • kuning untuk explanation
      • merah jambu untuk the key points 
      • blue for what the lecturers emphasized! (but i  dont do this people. i highlight what i want with any colour i want haha)

  • Nice and pretty // sedap mata memandang
    • There are a lot of colours, (if you use lots). As for me, I like to color things and draw simple shapes to decorate my notes.
    • The benefits comes 2 in 1, as this is kind of mind-theraphy di samping you try to remember the notes. Drawing and colouring can help to ease your mind (only if you love arts. haha)
    • You can use different colours of pen, or colour pencils and highlighters!
    • Tips: tulis on lined papers not plain papers, because you tend to senget-membengetkan your tulisan after hours of studying. Do your notes nicely and neatly! 

  • You tend to overlooked some information
    • Believe me or not, I perasan this thing about 1 to 2 weeks before our End of Block (EOB) Examination. Some of the pictures that I drawed was not the same as the pictures shown. So friends, when you draw, draw it right. Kidney is not the same as mangga ok.
    • I have been thinking and I rasaaaa this this because, after hours of studying… you will get tired, then you tend to overlooked some information and take it for granted and may think that some of it not so important to you. This can lead to problems, when it comes to no-sleep week aka exam week.
    • Tips: when you are tired, stop for a while. Go for solat sunat or drink some water, take a nap or sleep. Don’t go for your phone or you can get distracted…. Like me hehe

2. Typed notes!

i dont have any picture so this is my messy table hehe

I use this style during my block 2. The pros will be, your notes look better as it is clean and neat but it is in your own words! Yey! But, be careful to not to change the meaning of every information. Do revise your notes again and again. Using this kind of notes, you will definitely not gonna miss any pictures. Medical school need a lot of pictures for you to refer. So, pictures do a really important work here! You can add more information using sticky notes or use highlighters after you print it!

More pros? Save ink guys! Save! Sebab by doing this, you boleh resize the pictures mengikut rasa dan kesesuaian. Sebab selalunya, I prefer pathology pictures to be bigger than the biochemistry diagram. So, you can edit it there. Plus, if your lecturer jenis guna suka bunga bunga, colourful background gittew. You can use this kind of notes sebab it saves ink. Like. A. Lot.

Cons? Will be your cost for printing. Ink for printers and papers do cost a lot. Sebab you memang print je everything. Lagi lagi to those yang memang suka gambar besar-besar. So… you can think yourself. Tapi, ink depends pada your type of printer jugak la kan. If u ask me.. I am gonna say Epson is the one sebab jimat namampos ya Allah. Menyesal deh gue.  Besides, you gonna be so tired. Eyes and brain, both gonna use energy a lot. Sebab you will be reading and editing and copying pictures and information. You can get headache, serious talk. And those yang tak rabun, you can develop rabun wehh. Hati hati kiddos! Tips: try to read and understand everything faster to reduce masa you hadap laptop/ipad. Or you can wear glasses yang memang guna for laptop purposes. Lastly, you can actually tend to copy paste, copy paste. Lepastu terus print tanpa baca dulu. It happens guys, It does. (to me actually) hahaha

3. Printed notes!

So, I have been choosing (???) this printed-types of notes from block 3 until now! (currently just finished block 6) sebab, by times you gonna be busy with lot of stuff. You gonna have you elective and generic classes, so I do not have much time to write or type my own notes. So, I just directly print out the notes provided by the lecturers.

Pros? I have all information provided! I am not gonna “tend to overlook” any important things emphasized by the lecturers. It saves time. (Actually, u gonna need some time to print it out jugak. Bukan la jimat habis haha). Then, you boleh tengok which lecture notes yang u still tak sentuh sebab cantik jeeeee takde any additional notes/ any contengan jalanan on the papers. So I think that is a pro for me? hehe

Cons? Money! To buy papers and inks! And it gonna cause you trouble when it is your final week!! You have to go through word by word as you read the notes without any simplified notes. That is not a smart way of studying kan? :( Tips: do a little summary at the back of the lecture notes for you to revise again after some time or before your exams started. 

And, you will end up dengan 3 to 5 inch notes. Sebab, there is a lot of notes that you have printed all along the block. It is going to be hard for you to carry it everywhere. Especiallly, when you are going home. Takkan nak angkut semua berapa kilo tu 

So, azam saya pada next block, my notes will be “typed noted” because I like how it turns out so nice and neat and it is moderate time-consuming. Besides, I can save SOME ink. Hahaha. Maybe I gonna need to carry that 3 to 5 inch compiled notes everywhere. But, hey technology is not for me. I like the old school style way better than notes in laptops/ipad of phones. Lagipun, if your devices terjatuh and then rosak, you gonna lose everything. Unless if you have your backup.

So, I think that is all for my post. Thank you for reading! Do you have any better way of taking notes? Or what is your most efficient way for you to manage your notes? Do share it below! Till then peeps! Ilal liqa’

p/s: new block coming very very soon! Pardon my grammar mistakes hehe

Sunday, May 7, 2017

April 17

Hello and assalamualaikum everyone! First thing first, lets us welcome May with a warm greet and a smile, can we? Okay, alhamdulillah. For today's post, I just want, to sum up, everything that happens in April. Shall we start? Yes, let's go!

April, of course, my favourite month of the year. Sebab? It's my birthday's month yey. 

Untuk april je, gambar dah 1000+ but I choose these photos to share it here. April was a great month, lol mestilah as usual la kan. April started dengan preparation nak exam sebab block 4's exam is around the end of April. So, despite having so little tiny time, my friends did some cute little surprise for my birthday.  It was so unexpected. Seriously. Masa tu I thought they were fighting about something sebab one of my friends muka macam nak menangis dah. Lepas tu, bla bla bla andddddddddddd "Happy Birthday to youuuu" hahaha comel gila. comel. Lepas tu, that evening Miela surprised me with browniesssss. I love it so much, sedap gila. Sedap lagi sebab birthday hehehe. 

Thank you, everyone. Aku bukan orang yang pandai nak luakan perasaan dan terjemah dalam bentuk ayat. But, I want you girls to know that, I am beyond grateful to have you girls in my life. Thank you :)

Okay, moving on from my birthday hahaha, we got our first paper on 18th of April, hari first exam di mana juga merupakan Hasra's birthdayyyyy yeay. Happy belated birthday hasraa. we hope that you are surprised with our surprise. kalau tak pun, mengaku jelah kau terkejut hahahaha

Oh ya, by the way exam blok 4 kalini we olls kena pergi jawab exam dekat timur which is sucks. sebab jauh, nak kena tunggu bas. We olls ni manja, tak pernah naik bas sepanjang 2 tahun dekat sini ( setahun asasi, setahun degree) untuk ke kelas. selalu jalan kaki je, sekejap je sampai, ni nak kena tunggu bas, merungut macam macam haih macam mana la tahun depan yee 🤔

while waiting for the bus..... why not?

And aprillllllllllllll, I video call with my beautiful-pretty-talented-smart bestfriends from se seri dedulu. rinduuuu, this is during my birthday tau. so, disebabkan se seri buat open day dekat sekolah, they went to our school... without me of course sebab I tengah exam? hello? how to go? and, I miss them so muchhhhh last jumpa masa ambik result spm lama kot. dah bertahun dah huhuh when ah got the chance to meet them againnnn rinduuu gilaaaaa 

so, the reason why annur and anne (that 2 pretty-person that i video called) went to our school because ada open day. sumpah sedih sebab tak dapat nak join. plus, during that day, in the morning, kite orang ada exam ict, so memang tak boleh nak skip balik. whether I like it or not, I have to accept this. so, yeah, dah lepas, and I am okay 😆😆

April is a sad month too sebab last pbl with our fav lecturer from Myanmar. doktor serius baik gilaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa, sangat caring, suka senyum, suka bagi info, help us to learn better and banyak lagi. gonna miss here #alreadymissher so, we did this, so that she's not going to forget us hehehehe

and, in April too, UKM came here. which is be very fun sebab I'm one of the protocol members. I buat speech untuk dekan baca, but then dekan is very busy, so my speech for dekan to read, disimpan untuk................... tak tahulah apa. hahahah even though tak sempat nak buat kawan, it is a fun experience. lagipun ukm yang datang semua kakak kakak, kita adik je, malu la nak tegur tegur hehehe. walaupun kerja protokol je, which also means belakang tabir je, tapi bestttt sebab ya you know.... i don't know hahahhaa

I love doing work, macam charity work ke, jadi akak akak fasi ke, terlibat dalam program-program macam ni... suka sangat, tapi sebab kekangan masa and pemalas ya amat jarang betul join benda-benda camni. tapi, my advices to adik-adik (if ada) (if ada yang baca) (sesapa pun boleh la) selagi ada masa untuk join any program, joinlah. be a part of it. at least, nanti you dah tua tua there's something yang boleh buat you senyum.

whatever it is, I am beyond thankful for everything. even though ada jugak episod episod hitam in April, I just want to let it go. don't ever you give the way for negative thoughts. let it be and live you life. be happy and just smile :)

I think that's all the highlight of April. April was very fun and I hope May will be one too. How is your May going on? I hope you guys are doing fine and happy! anddddddd this is an update right 47 days before going back home! :) thank you everyone for your wishes on my birthday. I appreciate it so much. love ya! Thank you for reading, till then silent readers, ilal liqa'

Friday, April 28, 2017

why doctor?

Hi, everyone! So, it has been a while since I updated my blog. That sentence " I want to write something" has been playing over and over again in my head hahahaha. so, back to the title. Why doctor? Why do you want to be a doctor? actually, a lecturer of mine asked us to write an essay (seriously essay?) about this la kan. It turns out, I'm updating my blog rather than writing an essay haha. 

Why do you want to be a doctor?

This is seriously the most-favourite-carrot-famous-amos question masa interview. My answer? Lol, mestilah cliche gila. Sebab I do not know the answer. well, different people mestilah ada different answers kan. some because you witnessed death, others sebab nak tolong orang. While that person nak jadi doktor sebab nak jadi doktor. as I said before, the answers are different for different people. the answers lies in that person's heart. 

my lecturer did mention about is it because you want to be glamorous? rich? or because of that title? for sure, i repeat for sure no one will say yes. mungkin la dalam hati for certain people kan. sebab yes hello hello hello jadi doktor kaya okay? mak bapak heboh satu kampung anak jadi doktor. sapa tak bangga kan anak jadi doktor. 

for me? I do not know the answer. like i don't know.... what should I say.... I don't know... help me hahaha

apa yang aku tahu sekarang, ini jalan yang Dia sediakan untuk aku. macam mana pun, aku kena usaha sehabis baik untuk tunjukkan rasa syukur aku sebab aku ditempatkan dalam bidang ni. bukan semua dapat peluang macam ni kan? ada orang minat sangat sangat, tapi ditempatkan dalam bidang yang lain. and bagi aku yang entahlah-tak-tahu-minat-ke-tak-ni sometimes, I do feel 'bersalah' sebab mensia-siakan apa yang Allah bagi. tapi, perjuangan belum berakhir. sebab aku percaya, minat tu boleh pupuk. and yes, it did. alhamdulillah, beberapa bulan ni rasa seronok sangat belajar bidang ni, raasa bersyukur untuk sihat tu sentiasa ada. cuma apa yang aku tak suka is exam la haha but then, without exam belajar macam sia-sia jelah sebab takde that 'booster' nak ulangkaji balik apa yang dah kita belajar. apa apa pun, tajdid niat hari hari.

okay, I don't know where this post going to haha but then pls pray for me and my friends too. so that we all dapat cari jawapan kepada this question. either because of rich and famous or because we want to help people. mencari jawapan kepada soalan ni, bagi aku macam mencari identiti sendiri gittew hahaha but anyway, I do hope that one day, we will become a successful doctor and will always in a happy-semangat-gila mood to help our patients one fine day. 

kepada rakan-rakan seperjuangan, teruskan berjuang. stay smart and be good at all time. If you can dream it, surely you can do it :)

honestly, memula masuk aku rasa macam dalam dunia alien where all words all terms are so-really-weird-helo-what-are-you-talking-about unfamiliar. I remember one time, masa mula mula masuk dulu, someone (my lecturer but can't recall who) ada cakap okay ni mesti anak anak doktor semua ni, parents ke uncle aunty ke ada dalam medical field. and i was like crying and noooo I am the first one. sorry aliens, can't help but i'm super dummy pasal your terms here hahaha but that happened during earlier in year one kan biasalah hahaha alhamdulilah, I am doing so much better now. sebut je, sengih sengih sebab I understand youw alien words now hehehe 

this is part of my friends answers on why do you want to be a doctor? (less than 10 words) (this one is different from the essay) 

okay, sila teka which one is mine hahaha okay tu je for today, I hope takdelah orang mati kebosanan membaca hahaha ok joke #ifgottellmepls #kidding 

see ya next time! jaga diri jaga hati, stay positive, ilal liqa' :)

I cannot imagine me myself and I doing the doctor's job ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh scaaryyyy