Wednesday, December 31, 2008

New Year Resolution!

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Lets start the new year with new hope!

1. Continue to strive! I still have 3 more years to go to be a medical doctor!

2. Strike the balance! I wish to exercise at least 1.5 hours a week.

3. Gourmet food! It's time to put the recipes I collect into mouth-watering dishes.

4. Filial piety! I hope that I can put more effort in pleasing my parents and to continue in remembering their important occasions.

5.Love conquers all! Well, of course I wish to strengthen my relationship with Ryan *sheepish*

6.Family life! Despite my busy uni life, I hope to remain up-dated with family affairs and to help in anyway I can.

7.Friends forever! I will try my best to keep in contact with my friends no matter where they are in the whole wide world.

I have never 'publicly announce' my resolutions :p Lets see how many can I achieve at the end of 2009...





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Sunday, December 21, 2008

The 3rd ASEAN country that I have visited- Indonesia

I followed follow Aunt Lay Choo and her family on a trip to Bandung recently. We spent quality time catching up. I really enjoyed the trip.

Day 1
Chill out and some shopping

The plane touched down just in time for us to enjoy the slightly colder weather in Bandung compared to Malaysia. Bandung was a very busy city with the never-ending traffic and it does take quite a lot of courage just to cross the road. We could hardly see any traffic lights and neither could we see any traffic police (polisi in Indon)! Cigarettes were cheap (a mere RM0.25) and there is no ban.

We then decided to recover from the travelling and then proceeded to some shopping at the famous Rumah Mode. That was the main purpose of the trip—to shop until we drop! There were an array of Factory Outlets there with all the branded goods that you can think of with only a fraction of the original price.

Dinner was at a restaurant in a ‘pondok’ with local cuisine. We ordered the famous ‘sup ikan’ there and learnt that ‘sapi’ is actually beef. It was quite difficult to communicate with the locals to our surprise as Bahasa Indon is so much different from Bahasa Melayu!

Day 2
Sight-seeing

Uncle hired a taxi driver to rent an MPV to drive us around for the day. He also served as the our guide for the day. I find that Indonesians are generally gentle and soft-spoken yet hard to be dissuaded. There were lots of them selling bric-a-bracs on the street and at tourist destinations. Some of them actually followed us all the way from the top of the dead volcano down to the hotspring for about a 30 minute exhausting walk just to ask us to buy some necklace. You can also bargain to your heart’s content.

The highlight of the day was Tangkupan Parahu. It was surprisingly windy near the dead volcano. A local ranger then brought us to the live volcano and to enjoy the hotspring there. Eggs can be boiled there but we did not try. We just contented ourselves by immersing our feet into the hot water and apply them with some mud, which according to the locals, has some amazing beautifying effect.










We had the juiciest pineapple ever!

Dinner was at Kampung Daun with an amorous atmosphere. However, the food was surprisingly cheap with approximately RM12++ per head.


The most unforgettable dish was the dessert—Indon pancake with coconut milk which tasted like onde-onde. That was also the first time we realised the popularity of ‘sup buntut’ there but no one dared to order it…LOL…

Day 3
More shopping!

We used the most economical and popular way to get around the city—Angkutan Kota. The mini vans all had different colours to indicate the area they were going. The only setback was that we had no idea about the exact fare per person until we asked a local girl just in time to find out we had been cheated for quite some money :p
The best deal of the day was the various bags and wallets that we bought at the 50% discount shop. They were all branded and who can resist the temptation!

The Green Paradise

As usual, I wish to thank our drivers—Ryan and Daniel for their hard work. They each drove 850km in 2 days!

The other members of the trip were—Ye Chia, Yeu Sheng, Chean Ying, Nooi Hoay and Jessica.

Day 1
Southern Section
After a trip to the information center, we headed to Picanniny. It was quite an easy 1.2km walk (round trip). We all enjoyed the walk after more than 5 hours sitting in the car.





The final stop for the day was Mt William (aka Mt Duwil) which, at 1187 m, is the highest point in the Grampians. A steep 1.5-km walking track leads from the carpark to the summit. The weather was frigid with strong wind even though it was the first day of summer. We had to wait till 8pm but the sunset was spectacular!




Dinner was a simple meal with all meat…LOL… by the time we returned to the resort, it was already 9.30pm and everyone was flaked out and just aimed to fill the rumbling stomach with anything available.



Day 2
Central Grampians
We set out early in the morning to complete our trip in Grampians. We had some fun playing on the jumping pillows before we left.

Our first stop for the day was Boroka Lookout which offered the views of Halls Gap and the Fyans Valley, across the mountains to Lake Fyans and Lake Lonsdale. It was just a short walk and the day was still misty.




Afterwards. We headed to Reed Lookout which was also quite an easy walk to enjoy some excellent views of the Victoria Valley and northwards over Lake Wartook. Still filled with energy, we continued with a 2-km return walk to the interesting geographic formation known as the Balconies (aka The Jaws of Death).







Lunch was a small picnic with food bought from the local grocers at the Mackenzie Falls picnic area. We were actually planning to go to more waterfalls; unfortunately some of them were already dried up due to the severe draught. The walk down to the fall was effortless but the walk back was quite a strenuous feat. Everyone was perspiring perfusely by the end of the journey. The scenery at the fall was the best that I have ever seen in my life. I can’t imagine how magnificent the fall used to be when Melbourne still received bountiful of rain water.

With that, the journey came to an end. We spent some time discussing whether to continue with the walk to either Hollow Mountain or the Pinnacle but everybody was exhausted.

Why must I always get suntanned before I come back to Malaysia?

Jessica, Yu Wan, Ryan and I headed to Perth. Theoretically, we did not spend a single cent on the airfare because the flight was a ‘transit’ back to Malaysia. I also wished to thank Ling Weng (she stayed back in Perth for us!) and Bryan who were our hononary tourguides! We also had 5 star accomodation at the 7 bedroom house which Jia Huei, Yee Fang, Yi Jia and the others shared for FREE!!! Thanks Yi Jia for letting us to stay in your room ^^

I can’t imagine how cheap public transport in Perth is! International students are eligible for concession rate there unlike in Melbourne. So, to illustrate, Melbournians need $2.80 to go to the city but Perthians only need $0.77! And the ‘City Cats’ are free for anyone to tour around the city!Amazing, eh?

Day 1
City Tour
London Court is a street with UK architecture. It reminded me of the view in Bukit Tinggi in Malaysia.



Kings park is the place where we can obtain a bird-eye view of the Perth city.



Grass is Perth is definitely lusher and greener than in Melbourne. We enjoyed lying and sitting on the grass so much so that we took quite a lot of pictures there.
After lunch, we stopped by and had Twin Tower from Icey-Ice – the popular dessert in Perth.



The famous Swan Bell tower in Perth is the largest musical instrument I have ever seen!



I posed with the xmas deco in the city :p

We then waited for quite a long time just to taste the food in Ciao Italia. Everyone gobbled down the food when the palatable Italian dishes finally arrived. It’s worth the wait though.

Day 2
Rottnest Island adventure



Since Jessica does not know how to cycle, we split into 2 groups- Jess and Yu Wan boarded the hop on and off bus whereas Ryan and I rented bike each. Ling Weng and the others recommended us to cycle since this is the most popular and unique way to explore the whole island. I was amazed by my own stamina since I hardly ever pushed my bike up the steep slopes. We cycled from 11am to around 3pm and managed to reach West End. The scenery was breath-taking!



Quokka is the name of the cute marsupial!

We even had a dip in the Basin. It was hot summer but the water was icy cold.





Our guides busied themselves by preparing a sumptous dinner for us.

Day 3
Swan Valley self-guided trip

Ryan was of course the driver again. We tasted so much wine that everyone was tipsy by the end of the visit to Sandalford- the largest winery in Swan valley.




Why did everyone posed so weirdly?LOL...

We also visited Margaret River Choclate co. but we found nothing too special about the chocolate there. Lunch was my first fine dining experience in the midst of lush greenery in a winery called Oakover.

There were so much flavour for soft nougat to be tasted in Mondo Nougat factory too. We also visited the oldest yet the most modern winery in Swan Valley—OliveFarm.
The day ended with a quick dinner with the familiar roast pork and duck  and then a tour to the University of Western Australia and also night view at the famous Millpoint.



Moon sun rise!!! (Bryan Lau 2008) We accidentally saw this and this was when the moon was nearest to the earth in 33 years!





Day 4
Fremantle seafood and market
Smelling sea breeze and enjoying fresh seafood is the best combination! The portion was huge and it was really satisfying. Nonetheless, we continued to have dessert at Joe’s—the mouth-watering and rich chocolate brownies (a whooping $10!).




The market, however, was more or less like Victorian market in Melbourne. But, it has a display of more creative handicrafts.

Day 5
A relaxing finish
We accompanied our excellent tour guide- Ling Weng for a shopping spree. Despite that, Jess and I each bought some clothes and Ling Weng went back empty-handed.
In return for their kindness, the Melbournians prepared a farewell dinner to all our friends in Perth. We also bought a gift each to our worthy tour guides.
And this drew a perfect ending to our stay in Perth.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

The fruits of labour


I had never known that finding a house to rent can be such a trouble! But I consider myself lucky. Wen Ter and Lin put in 20 over applications just to be accepted for 2 double bedroom apartments. Ryan, Sally and I applied for 3 houses (1 apartment, 1 townhouse and 1 villa) and none was rejected. Our current house in Dandenong is only 10 minutes maximum from the hospital (where I am going to spend my next year studying) and is in a secured complex with 70 over houses around us!

A lot of time was then spent on connecting the utilities, the internet being the most niggling one. Furniture hunting also occupied another half of my summer holiday. Yet the hardwork eventually paid off!



Ryan and I are sharing a bathroom with a huge bathtub!!!!!!


The kitchen !!!


My cosy room ^^


The front view of our house...

I just LOVE my new house!

We had a tiny farewell for Chau Wang and Wen Ter afterwards. Look at what Chau Wang ordered! 98% fat-ladened 'dong po' braised pork!


Thursday, November 27, 2008

放屁有罪!

美國‧破壞校園秩序‧亂放屁男孩被捕

2008-11-27 09:58
(美國‧佛羅里達)據報導,美國佛羅里達州一名13歲男孩因喜歡在學校裡亂放屁而被捕。
根據佛州馬丁縣警長辦公室提供的報告,這名男孩在學校裡經常故意放屁,“持續不斷地破壞他所在班級的學習環境”。

報告說,男孩還喜歡強行關閉其他同學正在使用的電腦。
報告稱,男孩11月4日遭到逮捕,目前已經被指控破壞學校秩序。他的母親已經將他領走。


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当哲鹏看到这则报道时,不知道会有什么感想?

不可以在乱放屁了!

想必倩颍和妮惠一定很高兴吧!

Friday, November 7, 2008

LATE updates...

I had been burying myself in the midst of books for my finals. I had to sit for 2 written paper- one for second year finals and the other one for both first and second year materials (VIA) and also one practical(OSCE). It had all been so stressful and I could hardly find time to breathe. But it is all over now! I admit that I am not all so confident about the result for VIA but I am just thankful that I have gone through everything without breaking down. I have heard from the seniors that second and fourth years are the most stressful ones due to the ever increasing amount of assignments as well as the VIA paper.

I am so blessed to have mom and Ryan who are always providing me support. Yu Wan, as always, cooked for us. xoxo!!!! Fawn also baked muffins for us!




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SO, finally I can sweep the 'dust' away from my blog!

I should have blogged about my rural placement 6 months ago but somehow I totally put that at the back of my mind! My experience in Bairnsdale was really awesome. I managed to follow tha social worker to a nursing home and chatted with some patients with mental issues. I also got my first chance to inject a real patient, not a mannequin arm! I was a bit daunted at first since he was a schizophrenic but he was so amiable that I had to thank him for letting me to inject his medication. I also went to the famous Buchan cave. Of course Bairnsdale was where I met some really approachable seniors-- Leo and Su Lynn.


This was my accomodation-- a 4 star resort!


Brendan taught me how to fish! This tiny guy bit on the hook in less than 5 minutes after I casted my rod into the lake in the first photo...


The autumn scenery around Buchan Cave...



The stalactites and stalacmites in the cave!

More pictures from Yu Wan's facebook...

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As for my hospital attachment, it will be in Dandenong hospital next year. I was so keen to get into The Alfred but it was really a popular choice. Dandenong is a small hospital but I heard that staff there are really helpful to 'lost' third year students. I am just so excited about next year! Some of the head of the hospitals briefed us on hospital life and told us that patients may just decide to call us doctors.... ^^ So I will be Dr. Ho next year!!!!!!!!!! But I will definitely miss the Deakinians...thanks for giving me a wonderful time this year

This is the photo for our recent gathering in Nandos...

I also attended Yee Herng's graduation ceremony in La Trobe University last month. The journey was a good 2 hours from Monash. Ryan was with me and we had a good time enjoying the architecture of the campus and also talking to Yee Herng and her family. It maybe too late a wish, still-- Happy graduation, Yee Herng! I wish I have graduated too!

These are the pictures from Facebook...

Its time to slack and find a house for next year! Maybe I should get a car...

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Definitely not insomnia caused by stress!

I was soundly asleep last night when a loud pop aroused me. A pungent smell then ensued. My survival instinct sprung me out from the bed. Adrenaline then surged when I realized that flame and sparks were coming out from my heater! I did not have time to even wear my glasses and I rushed straight out from my room. I banged on Ryan’s door but it was an exercise in futility. I did not want to wake others up since I have no idea about the time. The corridor was deserted. However, the fire alarm was shrieking and the heater producing sparks relentlessly! So, I called him using the public interphone and thank god, he responded after my second banging on the door!



I was so relieved. He remained composed and assessed the situation urgently, then decided to act. After switching off the heater, he also turned off the fire alarm. Curious hallmates then came by to check out the incidence. I was stunned beyond description. After the security personnel came by and took the heater off the wall, there was a charred part of the wall serving as a permanent reminder as to what had happened in that brief 5minutes.






However, as you can probably imagine, I spent the rest of the night worrying about the heater so sleep did not come easily after that. I was scared out of my wits. The hilarious side of it was I was actually more determined to save my notes above the all important IDs and valuables seeing that exam is looming over my head like a dark cloud.


My room is still in disarray and there is an ominous black coating of ash on almost all of my belongings.

Exactly the last thing I need before the exam!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Chance to win a FREE handbag

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Tuesday, October 7, 2008

The looming of finals, OSCE and VIA


Due to the extreme proximity of the dates of exams, it is inevitable that my blogging activity will be affected.

Wish me all the best on *I am mugging with a mug of coffee*
30 Oct (2nd year finals)
5/6 Nov (OSCE)
7 Nov (VIA=1st+2nd year)

How I wish that I possess Doraemon's magic pocket!!!

I also want to wish my dear brother all the best in his A levels (you can do it and don't stress out!!!!) and to all my friends, especially my fellow meddies.

Lets work hard towards a bright future!

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Dedicated to my dear family...

Home, Sweet Home

I definitely miss home here in Monash and it is so hard to keep myself involved in family events. Just want to let my dear family members (especially Ping Cheng and Hui Mei since you both read my blog) know that my heart is always with them ^^

Mid pleasures and palaces though we may roam,
Be it ever so humble, there's no place like home;
A charm from the sky seems to hallow us there,
Which, seek through the world, is ne'er met with elsewhere.
Home, home, sweet, sweet home!
There's no place like home, oh, there's no place like home!

An exile from home, splendor dazzles in vain;
Oh, give me my lowly thatched cottage again!
The birds singing gayly, that come at my call --
Give me them -- and the peace of mind, dearer than all!
Home, home, sweet, sweet home!
There's no place like home, oh, there's no place like home!

I gaze on the moon as I tread the drear wild,
And feel that my mother now thinks of her child,
As she looks on that moon from our own cottage door
Thro' the woodbine, whose fragrance shall cheer me no more.
Home, home, sweet, sweet home!
There's no place like home, oh, there's no place like home!

How sweet 'tis to sit 'neath a fond father's smile,
And the caress of a mother to soothe and beguile!
Let others delight mid new pleasures to roam,
But give me, oh, give me, the pleasures of home.
Home, home, sweet, sweet home!
There's no place like home, oh, there's no place like home!

To thee I'll return, overburdened with care;
The heart's dearest solace will smile on me there;
No more from that cottage again will I roam;
Be it ever so humble, there's no place like home.
Home, home, sweet, sweet, home!
There's no place like home, oh, there's no place like home!

John Howard Payne

Monday, September 29, 2008

Whoa...I am writing yet another assignment!

Simple Rules:
1. Each player starts with eight random facts/habits about themselves.
2. People who are tagged need to write on their own blog about their eight things and post these rules.
3. At the end of your blog, you need to choose eight people to get tagged and list their names.
4. Don't forget to leave them a comment telling them they're tagged, and to read your blog.

Well, I asked Ryan NOT to tag me in the first place but in the end, thanks Chris for tagging me..LOL..

1. I LOVE to collect recipes but I hardly ever cook/bake anything new…LOL..I have just taken a photo of chocolate muffin recipe that I saw in the common kitchen. Jess told me that she wil wait for me to bale the muffins for her, then I went, “Maybe I will do it after the exams”(which is still a good month away). My attention is invariably drawn to the mini recipes found in the supermarkets eg Coles and even online. Don’t ask me why, I just LOVE to see food ^^

2. Dieting never works for me which connects to the point above. I have tried reading about all sorts of dieting methods eg high protein diet but I will abandon my plan as soon as I see the GLORIOUS FOOD!!!! I don’t blame myself for doing that as how many people in the world can resist the temptation? I have this crazy craving for Doritos once in a blue moon. No matter how much junk did I consume, I would still need a piece or two of Doritos chips to be satisfied ^^From a lecture a couple of weeks ago, I have learnt that dieting does not work well for people who are at an average BMI. Oh well, this is as good as an excuse I can have ^^

3. I LOVE to wear skirt despite the erratic weather in Melbourne. Therefore, I religiously check weather forecast every morning to make sure that I don’t miss any opportunity to wear skirts ^^ I used to be extremely tomboyish as there was not even a single skirt in my wardrobe but I guess I have become more feminine :p

4. I am clueless with directions. Do not ever ask me for directions. But the hilarious side of it is I will eventually get to my destination, probably with a little bit of detour. I rely heavily on my ‘sense’ of direction. Reading map, therefore is definitely a hard chore. I can orientate myself on the map but I just have problem translating into the real situation at hand. So you know who not to trust when you get lost next time ^^

5. Lame jokes. You can ask Jess for details since she has been my cooking mate for the whole year. Any subject can become my topic but I may not make people laugh, that’s the thing. Anyways, I often laugh at things that people don’t even find it distinctly humorous. I guess there is just a wiring problem somewhere in my almighty brain.

6. I sleep very early and wake up very early too! I guess the number of my friends who actually sleep at the same time as I do is countable. I just can’t kick the habit of turning in early. I get so muddle-headed at 10ish and the only thing in my brain is sleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep……….I stop concentrating at the tasks at hand. Some people asked me what will happen once I become an intern, well, let the patient wait :p

7. I LOVE colours. Have a look at my hand-written notes and you will realise that I have at least 6 colours for one lecture. I will fall asleep looking at my lecture notes if they are all in yellow highlighting! I also have a whole set of magic pens ^^ I used to find time to draw too but it seems a bit difficult to do that given my 8am to 5pm uni timetable

8. I LOVE to sing especially in the shower. That’s the reason why I love Deakin showers which has an extremely loud ventilating system. I can sing and sing and sing without worrying that I may go off key^^ I sing when I am cooking too. Actually, there is not a place where I can’t sing!

Ok, it’s time to tag more people!!!! I have decided to be less evil by just tagging 5 people ^^

My lucky 5-Yeu Sheng, Hui Mei, Ping Cheng, Clarice, Leo

Monday, September 22, 2008

Food Scare :(

Singapore finds more melamine in food

September 22, 2008

SINGAPORE has found the potentially deadly chemical melamine in a third milk product imported from China, authorities say.

New laboratory findings showed White Rabbit Creamy Candy from China is also contaminated with melamine, the city-state's government announced late yesterday.

Melamine is at the centre of a widening food safety scandal in China, where authorities said nearly 13,000 children were in hospital yesterday after drinking toxic milk powder.

On Friday, Singapore suspended the import and sale of all milk and milk products from China after local tests found samples containing melamine, which is used to make plastics.

"These products include milk, ice cream, yoghurt, confectionery such as chocolates, biscuits and sweets, as well as any other products containing milk from China as an ingredient,'' the agri-food and veterinary authority (AVA) said.

Retailers and importers have been told to recall these products.

AVA said its tests first found melamine in samples of Yili brand iced yoghurt, and then in the Dutch Lady brand of strawberry-flavoured milk.

At least four children in China have died from drinking poisonous baby formula.

Melamine was initially reported only in milk powder but Chinese authorities later said they found it in some regular milk as well.

The chemical can make milk and other food products appear to have a higher protein content than they actually do.

It has become apparent in recent days that people in China have been deliberately watering down milk and then adding in the melamine to boost the protein content and make the product look normal.

Countries from Brunei to Burundi have barred Chinese milk products as a result.

Melamine can cause chronic nephrotoxicity and finally acute renal failure. It is excreted poorly by the body.

There are also some other food which maybe complicated eg Snickers, M&M, Biskit,
Dove chocolate bars, Mentos yogurt balls, Oreo wafer sticks, and Want Want Take One Baby Bites.

I don't know how true is that, but my friends, be careful!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

To my dearest sister,

Promise Yourself

Promise yourself to be so strong that nothing can
disturb your peace of mind.

To talk health, happiness, and prosperity to
every person you meet.

To make all your friends feel like there is
something in them.

To look at the sunny side of everything and make your
optimism come true.

To think only of the best, to work only for the best,
and expect only the best.

To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others
as you are about your own.

To forget the mistakes of the past and press on the
greater achievements of the future.

To wear a cheerful countenance at all times and give
every living person you meet a smile.

To give so much time to the improvement of yourself
that you have no time to criticize others.

To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, and too
strong for fear, and to happy to permit the
presence of trouble.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

生命靈數-满准的!

你的心靈力量有多偉大?快來探索你的「生命靈數」!

姓  名: 何芸颖
出生日期: 西元1987年5月9日 (農曆76年4月12日)
靈  數: 39

這組數字顯示

  你是一個重視內心世界的人,永遠追求精神面的、心理上的平衡,對宗教方面或神秘學、命理方面也有很大的緣份。但是你的生活較不穩定,情緒起伏很大,因此有時候很興奮,很熱情,偶爾也會很憂鬱,悲觀,思緒往往是起起伏伏,如果能夠讓自己安靜、沉穩下來,你的發展性是很高的。
  在工作上有獨特的魅力和領導能力,內心中對有些事情很執著,卻不會以瘋狂熱烈的手法進行,因此旁人從外表上一點都看不出來;遇事會先冷靜地在一旁觀察,如果不是該動手做的,就不會站出來;但是如果家庭或事業面臨危機,你往往會背負起重建和改造的使命,並且在其中獲得更多的寶貴的成長智慧。
  你的人生目標是擁有過人的才華,並且展現出個性和自我的特色。你有為大眾服務的心態,因此經常會投入社會公益活動,如果這次的社會公益有理想性,也能夠將自我特色表達出來,你會更樂意去作,在職業上必需要能顯現出你的才華,不只是為了賺錢,工作目標是要朝向社會公益的性質。
  你的個性特徵是快樂活潑,感覺上很明亮、很熱情,具有開朗的特質。在你的內心也有細心的一面,會想蠻多事情的,為什麼這個不一樣?為什麼會如此?思想很單純,思維則很複雜,因此很多事一下子會想不透。
  你的優點是永遠有用不完的精力,情感豐沛,會用感情和直覺來作為智慧的基礎,你的才華也很容易展現出來。你的缺點在於有時候會不自量力,鋒芒太露,太過於愛搶風頭,內心較缺乏安全感,言語有時會很刻薄毒辣,其實那是因為你內心的熱情一時找不到出口,只好用這個負面方式來宣洩。
  你的人生運勢表現的比較直接而且有衝勁,不會轉來轉去或反反覆覆。一旦有確定的目標,你就會一直去進行,直接向前衝,並會慢慢朝向社會公益,甚至宗教,形而上的精神層面發展,如果走上藝術的路線也會很不錯,可以到達很高的層次喔!
  你的天賦潛能是總會在工作中找到意義與快樂,並且盡情發揮你的創造力與表達力,可以說你是個優雅的人,或一個有著藝術細胞的人,總之你很有群眾的魅力喔!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Of glamour...

The following link has photos from the recent Deakin Ball:

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Everyone looked so gorgeous and we had a great time taking pictures and dancing to the music ^^Ryan bought me the dress from Spencer St DFO. I fell in love with it when i first tried on it! And I owed Christina for styling my hair!

I have to submit my preference for clinical attachment next year soon. Should I settle for the all-mighty Alfred or the medical-student-friendly Dande?

Say being a doctor is glamorous but who knows how much effort have the medical students put in?

Behold the challenges ahead! Glamour oh glamour!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

I love urban week!

This week has been the most exciting one since I was enrolled in medicine a year and a half ago. All the clinical skills that we had been doing were taking histories and role playing, nothing as exciting as this week besides injection.

So, I had just rushed back from uni after a venepuncture tute! At first, I was overwhelmed by the detailed instructions given and the registered nurse in charge was in fact quite strict. When I first had my hands on the mannequin, they were shaking uncontrollably but I got used to that after while. All the instructors kept on hammering the important instructions so that they were etched in our minds. After that, we had s try on each other and it was so exhilirating! I did alright but I could feel palpitations and my stupid hands just wouldn't stop shaking violently. I did get some aewsome blood from Li Ping though.

Speaking about Li Ping, I wish to apologize to her. She inserted the needle and perhaps went into a wrong direction because I still have the puncture site for donating blood several weeks ago. So, she decided to pull the needle out slightly, thinking that she might have gone too deep and so the needle went all the way out from the skin! It was very painful for a second or so and I flinched. I am sorry for my over-reaction. Luckily, she did one successfully on another guy's arm ^^

My arm after venepuncture!

Breast examination on monday was awesome as well. We were supervised individually like in the venepuncture tute as well. The CTA people were well-trained and I did not feel a minute of awkwardness in touching the breasts.

Just a side note, we had a mini floor function yesterday night and watched Dark Knight. And dinner was at the famous Pancake Parlour. Eva, Mehgan, Ken, Chau Wang and I reached home after midnight, wondering would we get terrible nightmares. It was a terrific movie but the Joker was such a psycho and made me feel sick in the tummy though.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Post-exam update

Finally I am free again.This exam was not so bad considering the level of difficulty for the last one but this does not mean that it is easy! The exam always asks about very specific things that we tend to miss out. Sometimes, I doubt the clinical usefulness of the questions but the faculty may know better.

Anyways, I am going to have a 2 week urban week=holiday! There will be lesser classes and I will definitely use the time wisely to relax+finish assignments+do revision!

I am going to a Thankyou Dinner at La Porchette for volunteering in the Orientation week later with Jessica and Ryan.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

中梅TAG!!!!!!!!!!!!

从小微部落找到的

點到必填,
不填代表你不尊重傳給你的人和問卷
請老實的回答每一個問題
不行擅自塗改題目
寫完請點10位小朋友,
不可不點點完後請通知那10位小朋友他被點到了


[壹]. 個人題-10題

[01] 你叫什麼: 何芸颖

[02] 你的綽號: Angel, Devil, Ang-gel (pronounce it in the Malay way:p)

[03] 你的血型: 0型

[04] 你的星座: 金牛座

[05] 你是男還是女: 女

[06] 你幾歲: 21

[07] 你住哪裡: Melbourne, Australia

[08] 你的學校: Monash University

[09] 你有沒有手機: 有

[10] 承上,那是多少: 两个??


[貳]. 朋友題-10題

[11] 你最要好的朋友(限1個): 看14题答案

[12] 你最討厭的人(限1個): 保留隐私...

[13] 你最正的女性朋友(限1個): 每个都很正叻!

[14] 你最帥的男性朋友(限1個): 不好意思讲... 你们应该知道是谁...

[15] 什麼樣的女生你最討厭: 做作

[16] 什麼樣的男生你最討厭: 嚣张,小气

[17] 你的好朋友有誰(不限): 太多了啦!

[18] 你經常和哪位朋友出去: Jess 和 Ryan

[19] 你身邊最憨的朋友(限1個,不能自己):可是还是我最憨...可能是倩颍吧...(不要打我!!!)

[20] 你身邊最可愛的朋友(限1個):友望(但是她已被我们污染了)


[參]. 感情題-15題

[21] 你有沒有喜歡的人: 有

[22] 如果有,那他叫什麼: 大家都知道啦!

[23] 如果沒有,那你希望什麼時候有另一半: -

[24] 到目前為止,你跟多少人告白過:我很大牌,都是人家告白...哈哈

25] 到目前為止,你被多少人告白過:没有那么自恋去算...

[26] 到目前為止,你交過多少個男/女朋友:一个,我很专一叻...

[27] 你現在有另一半嗎: =男朋友??

[28] 你最好的同性朋友跟你告白你會怎樣: ...

[29] 你初戀情人突然跟你告白你會接受嗎: 不会

[30] 你為什麼會喜歡你現在喜歡的人: 爱是没有理由的...

31] 你跟你的另一半牽手過嗎:当然有啦...

[32] 你跟你的另一半抱或親過嗎:秘密...*羞*

[33] 你跟異性牽手過嗎: 看31题

[34] 是誰,你們什麼關係: 男朋友

[35] 現在有人在追你嗎:没人敢...哈哈!!


[肆]. 混合題-10題

[36] 如果有天,好朋友離你而去: 痛心

[37] 如果有天,好朋友背叛你,你會怎樣:觉得被辜负,心里很不是滋味

[38] 如果有天,好朋友對你喜新厭舊了,你會怎樣: 痛心 

[39] 如果你很受不了你的父母,你會離家出走嗎: 我爱他们!!!百事孝为先...

[40] 你上課認真嗎: 认真到睡着,算吗??

[41] 你上課都在做什麼: 看slides (theme 3 lectures), 发呆/玩game (Bullshit lectures, you know what I mean)

[42] 你功課好不好: 问大学...

[43] 你打開電腦都在幹麻: Google Reader+e-mail+msn+Facebook+Friendster+Blog+studying(most of the time :P)

[44] 你的即時通裡有多少個同性: 没算

[45] 你的即時通裡有多少個異性: 没算


[伍]. 兇手題-10題.

[46] 傳給你這份問卷的人是誰:慧梅

[47] 這個人對你好不好:当然好,我的妹妹叻!

[48] 這個人是你的誰:  答过了...

[49] 你有喜歡過這個人嗎:还很关心和爱他叻!

[50] 你們認識多久了:从他出生起...

[51] 這個人是怎樣的人: 很友善,很爱家,很爱美...哈哈!!! 

[52] 這個人正/帥嗎:当然!

[53] 這個人有沒有喜歡過你:有吧,问他啦...

[54] 這個人跟你有沒有在一起過:住在一起算吗??

[55] 萬一你喜歡這個人,你會怎麼辦:本来就喜欢...哈哈!!!


[陸]. 聯想題-10題.

[56] 說到正妹你會想到誰: Jenny Cui???

[57] 說到帥哥你會想到誰: 要我回答几次???

[58] 說到憨你會想到誰: ?

[59] 說到白癡你會想到誰: 最爱现的人...

[60] 說到暗戀你會想到誰:没有...我光明磊落!!!

[61] 說到愛出去玩你會想到誰:Ryan

[62] 說到聰明鬼你會想到:Christina

[63] 說到无聊仔你會想到誰: Zepeng

[64] 說到笑點低你會想到誰:Zepeng/Shea Chuen

[65] 說到愛笑你會想到誰: 月亮...


[柒]. 學校題-11題.

[66] 你的班導是誰: 没有勒...

[67] 你的座位是第幾排第幾個:不固定...

[68] 你最喜歡的老師是誰:John Rawson...he can just talk without words on his slides!!!!

[69] 你的英文好嗎: have to be reasonably good or I can't survive

[70] 你的體育好嗎:I don't think so

[71] 你的數學好嗎: I have always hated maths....I got most of them wrong during the recent exam...

[72] 你喜不喜歡你的校长: Have not seen him in person before

[73] 你的學校好看嗎: I prefer a more castle-like uni eg UniSyd

[74] 你的班級是: no class

[75] 你的班級在幾樓: everywhere in the uni


Finally, it's done!!!!!!!!!!!!!


[捌]. 點名題-10題

I tag Jessica, Nooi Hoay(write blog la..) and whoever understands Chinese...

Saturday, August 16, 2008

All the best to 'Koala' Lee CW ^^


Olympic medal in the bag for Malaysia: I WILL FIGHT TO THE DEATH, SAYS CHONG WEI

World champion Lin Dan, the fanatical crowd at the Beijing University of Technology Gymnasium and even possible under-handed tactics will not stop Chong Wei in his bid to bring home Malaysia's first ever Olympic gold medal.Chong Wei said he owes it to himself, coach Misbun Sidek and Malaysia to give the final his best shot.

He spoke like a man who wants to see his destiny fulfilled and that was a powerful tool against South Korea's Lee Hyun Il in yesterday's semi-final, as the South Korean gave the match everything he had.That was the reason for Chong Wei's wobble in the second game but the Malaysian held on to win 21-18, 13-21, 21-13 in 62 minutes, a win which assures that Beijing will not be the tragedy that the Athens edition of 2004 was.

"I have reached the final and that, by itself, is a triumph as there have been so many upsets in the tournament. The pressure was immense but I kept my focus for most of the match."I couldn't sleep as the semi-final preyed on my mind throughout yesterday (Thursday) and today (yesterday) but I was determined to make it," said Chong Wei.

The first game proved his intent as he raced to a 6-3 lead and maintained a healthy distance of several points before winning 21-18.That, said coach Misbun Sidek, almost proved his undoing in the second game."Having won the first, Chong Wei became impatient and started making mistakes," said Misbun.So many that Hyun Il even took 10 points in a row to lead 16-7."It was too wide a lead for me to chase and I felt I would stand a better chance in the decider," said Chong Wei, as he surrendered 21-13.Then came a vital two minutes with Misbun, who warned him to not let Hyun Il take a healthy lead in the decider.

The words had the desired effect as Chong Wei started with a roar and left Hyun Il nowhere to hide, even leading 10-3 as his netplay, drop shots and smashes found their mark.Chong Wei knew a place in the final was his for sure when he led 15-10, finally winning 21-13."The final means so much to me. I have sacrificed so much and this is, firstly, for me. My coach needs it too for he has been a pillar and Malaysia needs it because of the support I have been given."With Lin Dan, as expected, progressing easily with a 21-12, 21-18 win over compatriot Chen Jin, Chong Wei knows no stone will be left unturned to make the China star the champion.

"Let them do what they want to do because I am in the final and I will fight. The gold medal means my life and I won't chicken out. Malaysia can be assured of that."

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Time flies!


21 years since I was born
9 years since I completed primary school education
4 years since I completed secondary school education
2 years since I am in uni
4 months to complete second year medical course
2 weeks to mid semester exam
2 months to CBP, HLSD and portfolio deadline
3 months to final exam, Vertically Integrated Assessement and OSCE
4 months to be back in Malaysia
6 months to be placed in a hospital
3 clinical years ahead

How many more years before I can think retrospectively and determine whether have I led a meaningful life?

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

An advanced google search on "Ho Yun Ying" (1st page)

Behind the Scene: Hmm...perfect for the ss me :p

What Angel Ho Yun Ying Means. You are usually the best at everything ... you strive for perfection. You are confident, authoritative, and aggressive. ...
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Behind the Scene: Nice job!

December 14, 2007 5:03 PM · Angel Ho Yun Ying said... lol...you are really fast! Are you really that free at home??? lol...then write more blog for me to ...
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Raffles Girls' Primary School Content

Ho Yun Ying. Participation ‘ B’ Division (Optional) Lianne Tan Lian Xiu Kimberly Chan Jodie Chan Wan Wen Yow Hui Qi Ho Kar Rong Shahbanoon Farrah ...
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Sunway University College, Higher Education in South East Asia

15 Jan 2007 ... Another 8 students, Chew Li Suan, Christina Ooi Chel-See, Ho Yun Ying, Ivy Chiang Kim Ni, Lim Li Ping, Ng Ee Liang, Ravind Singh Pandher and ...
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Synthesis of HTS Hg _(1-y) Tl _y Ba _2 Ca _2 Cu _3 O _8+x

Sang-Ho Yun,Ying Xin,Guifu Sun,Binruo Xu,Judy Wu (Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Kansas, KS 66045) ...
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Wednesday morning, 22 March 1995

... 10:00 I13.09 Synthesis of HTS Hg_(1-y)Tl_yBa_2Ca_2Cu_3O_8+x: Sang-Ho Yun, Ying Xin, Guifu Sun, Binruo Xu and Judy Wu (Department of Physics and ...
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What Matters: December 2007

Angel Ho Yun Ying, that only goes to show how nice the macadamia nuts are. .... Angel Ho Yun Ying, I guess once you turn 20, any random quote of ...
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What Matters: Bottle Opener

Angel Ho Yun Ying, at 13/12/07 9:17 PM. Eww! Nasty rats. Haha. By Blogger ... Angel Ho Yun Ying, that only goes to show how nice the macadamia nuts are. ...
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Curriculum Council Awards and Exhibitions 2006

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Ho Yun Ying Sunway University College;. Lim Li Ping Sunway University College;. Ng Ee Liang Sunway University College;. Ooi Christina Sunway University ...
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Shichida Method

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Ho Yun Ying. √. √. √. √. Mustaqim M. √. √. √. √. Emily Haw*. √. √. √. √. Samuel Lim. √. √. √. √. Benedict Ng* ...
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Hmm...guess which of these are true???

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Who first taught a deaf boy to speak?

Find could end 350-year science dispute

By Jane Elliott
Health reporter, BBC News

Who first taught a boy born deaf to speak?

The chance discovery of an antique notebook could have solved the 350-year-old British scientific mystery.

Alexander Popham was born deaf in around 1650 but his mother, determined to communicate with her son, hired two eminent scientists, John Wallis and William Holder, to teach him to speak.

Both claimed success in what became a celebrated scientific controversy.

Exciting discovery

The story was lent additional interest because the boy was the grandson of the notorious Judge Popham, who sentenced both Mary Queen of Scots and Guy Fawkes to death.

Now a yellowing, leather-bound notebook, found in a butler's cupboard in Littlecote House, Berkshire, a former home of the Pophams, appears to some experts to indicate that the methods of Mr Wallis were the key.

He was a renowned mathematician, deciphered enemy codes for Cromwell during the English Civil War and was also an expert linguist.


Up until now we have not been in a position to assess the validity of either claim
Philip Beeley

Philip Beeley, researcher in the faculty of linguistics and philology at the University of Oxford, and a world expert on John Wallis, said he had been fascinated by the book, which shows how Mr Wallis taught his charge.

"William Holder claimed to have been successful, but when you go into the method that he used, it was quite outlandish.

"He investigated the structure of the ear and worked on the hypothesis that the problem was the ear drum itself that had become relaxed.

"He felt that only when it was tight could it facilitate hearing and he set about an experiment beating a loud drum.

"Holder found that when he beat a loud drum near Alexander, he could hear other sounds, including people calling his name.

"He convinced a lot of people that he was successful."

'Evidence'

When Mr Holder was called away to take up another post, Mr Wallis took over.

"We have not known an awful lot about the approach John Wallis took," said Mr Beeley.

"All we do know is that he wrote a little bit about it and later on it became the topic of a grand dispute within the Royal Society, with claim and counter-claim.

"Up until now we have not been in a position to assess the validity of either claim.

"This find is potentially able to do this for us."

Mr Wallis's approach was to start by looking at how the tongue, palate and lips looked when certain vowel sounds were made.

He drew diagrams and used them to show Alexander how to form sounds.

From there, Mr Wallis used the same method to help him form words.

Mr Beeley said: "He starts out with a modern technique showing him how to produce sounds, and then he moves on from that to basic language constructions, with nouns and conjunctions.

"Having looked at the notebook, I am fairly sure this is a book that would have been on the desk while John Wallis and Alexander Popham were sitting together.

"We have evidence from his descendants that this instruction was successful.

"It helps solve one of the grand disputes of the Royal Society, and is quite unique."

'Strong stuff'

Sentences learnt by Alexander and detailed in the notebook include "I have a knife in my hand" and "I have mony (sic) in my pocket" as well as "I have a hat, on my head" and "I have a band about my neck".

Dr Beeley said he had no doubts that the notebook was genuine.

"I have to admit that before I had the notebook in my hands I had my doubts," he said.

"There have of course been occasions when people have been deceived, but I was very happy to see the notebook.


It is about applying scientific method and whether you think Wallis was first or Holden was first doesn't really matter
Keith Moore Royal Society
"And now I have no doubt. I know John Wallis's hand and style and can say without any doubt that I am certain it is genuine."

Keith Moore, head of library and archives at the Royal Society, said the notebook was a fantastic find.

"It adds historical detail and any manuscript of this period is interesting," he said.

"This is dated 1662 and right at the beginning of what we would call modern science.

"The Royal Society was founded in 1660 and this is an early example of the practical applications of scientific methods."

But he said it was unlikely to settle the dispute about who taught Alexander to speak, adding that the most important detail was the science itself.

"Holden virtually accused Wallis of stealing his ideas and that smacks of plagiarism in science. It is pretty strong stuff," he said.

"It does not matter whether it solves it - the Popham case was the beginning of a more scientific approach to therapy.

"They were thinking about language and grammar, about the physiology of how people spoke and that is the important thing really.

"It is about applying scientific method and whether you think Wallis was first or Holden was first doesn't really matter."

Dr Beeley hopes that the book is stored in a library like the Bodleian, but the hotel chain, Warner, which now owns Littlecote, is deciding whether to keep it on display in the house.

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
Eleanor Roosevelt