Thursday, July 31, 2008

lack of updates from AMSC.......

salam & hi...

looks like i've been lacking on d updates for a few days, sry guys but i'm just too tired & sleepy but i'll try to update it A.S.A.P.
now i must sign off coz i have a program with my group mates, see ya!!! :)


Monday, July 28, 2008

AMSC Japan: d 4th day, d patient & d culture

salam & hi....

another update~~~ today was a good day, tiring but good...for this entry i decided to keep d words to the minimum so that you guys wouldn't feel bored, once again let d pictures tell d story!!! (progress so far for d pic: 396/1000)

+----- d 4th day -----+

today i woke up very late, around 8.30am, fortunately i've done d subuh prayers...d reason for d late-ness was due to me sleeping at 4.30am coz i waited for d subuh time (at 3am supposedly but play games a bit here & there)...due to that, i missed my breakfast so i decided to buy a can of coffee & make that my breakfast, lol...
1st activity, AMSA M'sia booth!! it shows almost all d activities that was done by all uni in Malaysia regarding NCD, quite nice, congratz guys!!
even though i missed d breakfast, there's no way i'm missing d lunch! it was great & i enjoy every bit of it!!

* preparation for the AMSA m'sia booth *

* d booth from india *

* ape info yg bebudak ni letak eh.... *

* my lunch; broiled white meat fish with rice *

+----- d hospital trip -----+

post-lunch, we need to go to sumwhere far (ofuna, near Kanagawa) for the hospital visit...basically we went there by the train & it's a nice experience!! i even got to learn some Japanese words, tq hide-san!!
arriving at the hospital we were greet by a hematologist (forgot her name already) and was guided to the doctor's lounge to attend a briefing session & a PBL session with 2 Dr, one from UK and one from Japan...
for the PBL, we got a case on "paroxysmal severe cough" for 9 days duration...bascially we put up loads of differential and the Dr said he will be sending us d true answer after this...i'll be waiting~~~~
then, we r suppose to meet a patient (c/o: abdominal pain for 6 months, intermittent, radiate to back centrally), however, he was not in the ward when we, we ended up seeing all his C T & ultrasound....
after that, we went back to Sangubashi station before going back to NYC but 3 people were missing!!! fortuantely, they just forgot to take off at the station, then they get off at next station & went back to sangubashi!! huh......

* pic of d day: hm, cam kenal je name tu..... *
me: "hey laura, look there, that's d name of one of my fren,"
laura: "ooooo..."

* with Dr. Imamura, a 1st year junior doctor a.k.a junior houseman *

* with d Dr who guide us thru the hospital visit *

* buskerz! *

* oh no, 3 people are missing... *

+----- d cultural night -----+

finally, d time has come!! it's time for the Zapin dance!!!! yeah!!!!!
fortunately we r performing 4th because i was quite late d/t some GI prob, haha...
basically, d night was superbly done with a lot of dance & songs, d nicest should be from UK but the most outrageous (+stupid) would be from Australia, haha....
actually for the Zapin we've made mistake initially d/t some people exiting so slow from on-stage....
then, it was a photograph frenzy!!evryone was busy taking pictures here & there & i was included!! (of course)....

* pre-performance, tachycardia+tremor! *

* group photo, "evryone say 23~~~" *

* she's wearing a nice cheongsam, walao~~ *

* finally, my GM wore a kimono! *

my conclusion: yesterday happiness neither increase nor decrease today so, it's a good day....
oh ya, to those doing psych, especially my group members, please "kirim salam" ke Dr. Nik & to my SSM members, do your job ok??i'm sorry i can't help you....


AMSC Japan: d 3rd day, d food & d super-happy feeling

salam & hi....

this is the entry for the third day and for me, today was oen of the best day from the 3 days in AMSC coz it starts nicely and ends with a blast!yeah!! i've put up more pictures for this entry and for record, i've taken a total of 294 pictures so far (still far from the 1000 pics that i aim for...) enjoy!!

+----- d 3rd day -----+

today we would have to travel by bus to Tokyo University to attend the paper presentation session & we went there quite early so, d breakfast was given inside the bus...on the way there, i'd saw so many things & good buildings but 1 thing that caught my attention was a car that looks like a Kancil, yea seriously!! d pic is down there...Tokyo university was quite a nice place and it looks very old & classic!

* d breakfast; a riceball (two actually, my GM said that it's halal & even translate for me the ingredients) & green tea *

* suara hati 1: "eh, is that a Kancil??!!" *
* suara hati 2: "no la, it's a mitsubishi..." *

* in front of d gate of Tokyo University *

* Tokyo University main hall *

* a nice shot with Laura, hehe...lalala~~~ *

* with Fazrul inside d hall, putihnyer *

* a few of d Malaysian delegates *

d paper presentation involved 15 countries and Malaysia's turn was number 2nd and guess who the presenter was? it was Roy!! (with a few others of course, namely Su Yan & Sze Wern) they done a good job of representing Malaysia..and actually when Malaysia was called to present all of us shout "Malaysia BOLEH!!", in view of the spirit of Malaysians!!!

* yeah, go Roy!! *

* me presenting? na'ah, never~ *

* my lunch...i'm speechless *

* finally Fariz came!! before this he was down with Dengue *

* group photo session~~~ *

* grup member yg leh ckp Melayu: "eee, poyo nyer shuk!" *
* aku: "ske ati aku la nk ambik gmbr camne pon~~" *

after d paper presentation, we were supposed to go for sightseeing around Tokyo but because it was getting late (6.10pm) and the weather was not so pleasant (raining), we just ended up eating our dinner and then was given free time until night, before the country meeting a.k.a Zapin practice...

* finally.....d dinner but finish de, it's chicken with curry (halal ok...) *

finishing d dinner, suddenly i got a msg from Zatil asking all of us whether we want to go out or not so after dinner i'd decided to go to her room (i joined Fazrul and Hajar in going there) for some planning session of where to go & what to buy...
so then we planned to go to Shinjuku to do some survey for all the electronics and maybe buy a few (actually we did, haha...)...out of the 4, only me & zatil actually went there coz Hajar & Fazrul said they don't want to buy anything....
so, at Shinjuku we used the map and searched for a shop called "Sudobashi Camera" that sells various electronics including cameras, home appliances, PC and game consoles...we actually took 20+ minutes to get there, i tried asking for direction from a Japanese lady & used a bit of Japanese that i knew & d funny thing was seh replied fully in Japanese & i was dumbfounded, haha....
i surveyed the price of PSP there & actually want to buy it is DVD region 2 locked so it can only play UMD from Japan so i cancel the intention...then i surveyed the price of Nintendo Wii, it was quite nice but the menu is in i buy it?what do you think?
then Zatil's attention was caught by a Mickey Mouse-shaped mp3 and she bought it after a careful consideration....
we then move on to the camera department in hope of buying a camera that Cash asked zatil to buy & lastly we bought him a Sony Cybershot T-70 camera...But it took 1 hour for Cash to actually made up his mind (zatil msg him over & over again) and that caused us to be late for the Zapin practice, so to cash, here's some announcement from me & zatil:

"selagi ktorg x ambik 500 gmbr, ktorg x akan kasi kamera ni kat kau!"

* planning meeting in Zatil's room *

* sudobashi camera!!!man, i've been searching all over! *

* 1st confusion; "waaa, PSP!! shud i buy it???? its 19800 yen... hm....." *

* 2nd confusion; "whaaaat??!! Wii so cheap aaaaa?! only 25000 yen..." *

* zatil ngn Mp3 bentuk Mickey Mouse dier...nice mp3! *

* aku & zatil yg tgh kekonpiusan ngn karenah cash yg cam x phm ngn sumer sms yg dihantar *

so, in the end, both of us were late for the Zapin training and it's basically over when we arrived there so, evryone seems like very mad to both of us so, sorry guys!! honto-ni gomennasai!!

d conclusion: you guys pickup anything that caused me to be in a "super-happy feeling"? i'm not going to disclose it just yet~~~ guess ok? haha....
see you guys tomorrow for the next update on the 4th day!!


Sunday, July 27, 2008

AMSC Japan: d 2nd day, d happiness & d dissapointment

salam & hi...

like i promise, this is d update on the 2nd day of AMSC..however, currently i'm not feeling too good so, maybe the entry is going to look like crap..i've put up more pictures this time around,let it tell the stories, enjoy!

+----- the 2nd day -----+

the day starts off great, woke up around 7am like that (sleep after subuh, around 3am)...then it's d breakfast (it cost rm14+!! fortunately it's covered inside the fees), taste nice, especially the smoked mackerel!i forgot to take d picture tho....haha...

then, it's d opening ceremony & d keynote was dry, i slept >50% of d time, d topic was "health & civilization" by Dr. Shigeru least i remember the title at d very least, lol....
the SGD come up next, it was fun especially when we discussed bout the foods in our country of origin...the 2nd part of d SGD was like a mini-PBL session where we were given a case of metabolic syndrome, good case!! then, the GMs told us that for the upcoming field trip, we'll be going to "Yokohoma Sports Medical Centre", all of us in group 23 was ecstatic bout it, yeah!!!

in d evening, is d opening reception a.k.a our dinner with a performance of traditional music from Japan (cool~~) was done at the 45th floor of the "Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building" and the view from there were superb; Tokyo during night time=priceless....i also had a good time here, made some new friends and manage to take a few pictures with my GM, my groupmate and especially with lala, ipah, zatil, roy & lin, huahua...

at the end of the night, sumthing happened that caused me to be truly pissed off & have a bit of setback..basically, in the end i ended up exploring shinjuku all by myself , not that i mind about going out alone (i like to go out alone) but there is another aspect of this story that i am dissapointed with...basically, THANK YOU guys for actually giving me this wonderful realisation of everything, that's all that i can say...noobs! X(

* zatil yg sdg x sehat...moga2 kau cpt sihat ye.. *

* with lin, lala, roy b4 d keynote lecture, d pattern of their shirt were similar, only me was different, haha... *

* all d RC (regional chairperson) of AMSA international, dunno if u guys can actually see their face or not *

* d keynote lecture, it induced sleepyness i think coz majority of the delegates were sleeping, lol *

* d lunch, smoked mackerel with rice & condiments, it tasted great! *

* new addition to group 23: Ploy from Thailand. *

* d discussion, "come on wait, what the heck is this thing??" *

* on top of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building *

* d foods for dinner, sadly, most of it were not halal.... *

* apsal la ipah nih...smpi terbaring camtu skali men-setting camera tu.. *

* d traditional musical equipment from Japan, quite cool actually! *

* group photo~~~ *

* with my GM, miss sayaka sugiosa *

* the train in Tokyo, it's on time!! *

* me out alone in shinjuku, it was fun tho coz i have to try to speak japanese when asking for direction but of course it turns out to be funny, haha.... *

so basically, this is the end of 2nd day, d conclusion: it's a day that starts with joy but ends with a harsh but true realisation of sumthing...
that's all that i can say, not feeling so good & tired some more...
see you tomorrow~~~ jya~~~


Friday, July 25, 2008

AMSC Japan: d flight, d 1st day and d exhaustion...

salam & hi...

Finally, an update from Japan!!! this will be d 1st update & i'll try to update it every night if i got the will & strength to do so, thanks to the free internet usage in the National Youth Center, Tokyo (the conference accommodation)...

there were too many pictures, about more than 70 pictures just for the 1st day!! so, i'll just put up the most relevan (and funnier) ones, haha...

+----- d flight -----+

our flight were scheduled on thursday 11.30pm and we were onboard MH88, a MAS airline plane..d flight was cool & very nice, especially d food, hehe...however, early into the flight there was a bad weather condition causing the plane to sometimes shake a bit but Alhamdulillah everything went well after took 7 1/2 hours to reach japan and we reached Japan at about 7.30am in the morning & the first thing that came up to my mind was, "this place is hot!", even though the temperature is about the same as in Malaysia, in Japan the condition is hot & dry!!

* b4 getting on the bus *

* on the bus, haha... *

* AMSC delegates from Malaysia!! @ KLIA *

* with roy, fazrul & fattah (from UPM) inside teh aerotrain *

* in d plane, d 3 person that sat beside me; lin, lala & zatil *

* d food on d place, nice~~ *

* finally!!! at Narita Airport, Tokyo!!! *

+----- d 1st day -----+

it was very very very tiring, that's all that i can conclude for the 1st day, haha...but it was fun although initially when we arrive at Narita no one from the organizing commitee was there to greet us, we ended up had to wait for nearly an hour!
then we were taken to the National Youth Center, Tokyo (d accommodation place for d conference) by bus and this give us time to appreciate Tokyo..d thing that i can say bout it is: it is so damn clean!! you can hardly find a rubbish!! and the people have better road manners!! however, funny things are, almost all working people are wearing a white shirt with black pants, no one was wearing other dark colored shirt and there were people jogging in the middle of the day, talk about being bizarre, haha....

d room in the NYC was ok, it was a single room, a bit small & tight but hey, we are going to stay here for at most 8 days only so it'll be okay in my opinion..
we 1st register ourself and ended up have to pay 19000 yen!! fortunately i changed some money before going to Japan, huh...
then there was a group ice-breaking session, my group was (and will be) group 23 with two nice GMs (group master, not guild master or whatsoever ok?), sayaka-san (she's cute, hehe) & taka-san (he's nice)...
my group comprise of 16 people and were from Japan, Taiwan, Korea, Thailand, Australia and even UK! all were nice & very cooperative!
after the ice-breaking session we had a game called "sugoroku" and this involved throwing a dice and going to checkpoints to do a task to get marks, at the end of the day, winners were chosen, however, my team lose...but never mind, it's d fun that was worth it rite?
in the night, we have our 'welcoming party' but it's more of an informal dinner..d foods were nice and d best part of it was, almost everything were halal to be eaten!! looks like the OC really took good concern towards the Muslim delegates, thank you guys!!
then we had a meeting & practice session for the cultural performance. For the cultural night, UMS would perform 'sumazau', UM with 'inang' and UKM with 'zapin'...i think it's progressing well..
problems were not many, even about the solat we managed to get the time & qiblat for it..only the bath is the problem, it is set to be public bath style!! a new experience for me!! haha...

* this was my lunch, sad isn't it, haha... *

* group 23!! *

* taka-san, martin (from UK) and sayaka-san *

* tom (korea), cedric (korea), shasha (hongkong) & laura (taiwan) *

* d dinner, there was a lot more food at the center table *

* pic of d day: fazrul tgh kelaparan, haha.. (sori fazrul) *

* with laura, martin & king *

* with hideaki *

* d welcoming party~~ *

* d song relay practice by UKM delegates *

* sumazau by UMS *

so, that's all folk, i'm exhausted so it's time for me to rest, tomorrow will be a busy day, just wait for the nest update okay...
and pray for our safety throughout okay??