Monday, July 17, 2017

Building an Empire

"... baby I'm from New York 
                              concrete jungle where dreams are made of... "

Hello everyone!
it's the 13th day of KKN already and at the very moment, I'm in Padang for monitoring and evaluation of my team's Pekan Kreatifitas Mahasiswa in Pengabdian Masyarakat ( Community Service ) field.

So... it seems like everyone of my medical friends who are having KKN have been posting their so-called-KKN-but-turn-out-to-be-vacation pictures...hahahha.. 😎😁

I,myself also felt that way.
My slogan was so right ...

" KKN is a summer camp only cheaper....and remoter " πŸ‘΄πŸ˜Ž

My jorong ( it's like village ) cosist of 7 students...and luckily I have Bang Firman, who is my 2013 senior from Medical in my jorong. #Yayness πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘―

Things have been fun. So many new things to learn, to understand.
And one of the finest thing that happened

" Bahaso minang Gladys lah lancar yo..."

It was an honour. πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜‰
2 and a half year in CIMSA, in which one year being Community Development Coordinator, has thaught me not only the health condition in Padang and the people.. but also the culture, and how to blend with the people... in attitude, and of course in language.

It feels so good whenever i'm put in a community with different daily language, I get to learn them too.
It was first with my junior and high which 95% of my friends were speaking Hokkien (sorry if I mistype it)

And now, in Padang with the Minang Kabau culture.

And I am praying and hoping that when I'm having internship, i go to Bataknese I get to re-learn my own culture and language...before I ughhh "in-laws" and embarrass myself if i don't even know my own culture and language...hahahahha

Thanks God for everything...for the dreams and the way towards them...
for Your ways....

Monday, July 3, 2017

The heart speaks in wordless language

him : " kenapa tiba-tiba diam Nong?"
me   :  #balik natap dia "...gapapa..."
him  :  #PinchingMyNose " Oalah..idung.."
me    :  #Inhaling "....kasih aku kaos kamu ini."

So I guess this will be a chessy post...since I don't really like posting my love story, in picture nor words... But this time, I felt something I never felt before...

Actually Ndutt, I fell in silence and looked the other way just after you told me
him : " Nong..udah tau berita OSCE kita dari PEDIATRIC? "
me  :  " Blum.. hp aku mati."
him : " Jadi katanya kita bakal tetap selesai KKN tanggal 13. Jadi kalau OSCE kita cuman dapat izin di 1 hari-nya itu aja  tanggal 11/12."
me   :  " lah trus perjalanannya balik ke Padang gimana?"
him  :  " ya jadi kita balik sebelum ujiannya, terus habis ujian, balik lagi ke tempat KKN "

Then I just threw my face away and fell silent.
Because I already promised myself that I'm not gonna complain about this 40-day-KKN.
But that was really an unexpected news... making all 2014 students come one day before they have OSCE. Like, God knows where our KKN places are...some in Mentawai (another island), some need 5-8 hour trip to just reach Padang. And, how are we gonna practise all our skill-labs in our KKN place.
How are we supposed to practise making thick blood smear for Malaria investigation skill, checking eye-sight, putting NGT.

That put me in silence.

But I already promised myself. No crying. No complaining. 
So I keep them.

You know Ndutt.. you only said " aku gugup..buat KKN ini."
But somehow, I know it's something more.

Although you only said " keep in touch ya...line, sms sebisanya."
But I can hear the worry behind those words.

And I know you can sense the same from me although I didn't say anything.
Cuz for the first time, you didn't say I was 'cheesy' for asking for your worn T-shirt.
You just went inside your house as I asked you to and give me the one you've just worn.

So yeah...
Good luck for KKN all my 2013 and 2014 student friends.
And my special wishes to PED14TRIC, may God bless our soul, heart, and mind in all this shifting curiculum. May we become a strong-willed and sincere doctors.

And I know I'm gonna be looking forward to meeting these people... Ndutt, Oliph, May, Ulfa, Sari.. and go out full-team with Yoseph, Rio, Sera. 

Sunday, June 11, 2017

i guess time heals

So apparently, I’ve been MIA for too long, even when I’m not an official in CIMSA any more..hahhahaha

This is just the thing I realized this past couple of weeks :

  1. I miss the kind of friendship that’s just so open and always-be-there-for-you.
    But the thing is, as I grow “young-adult-er”, I see that most of the times, I just gotta get things done by myself. Get my feelings straight by myself, get my home done by myself, get my school done, by myself, Because it’s no one’s duty, but mine.

  1. There are just shitty people living among us, and sometimes we are the shitty people.
    I learn not to expect sorry from this one girl who made me go alone to get “our” things done and didn’t even give the right info, leaving me waiting in an expedition office sitting looking at my phone hoping her pick-up or text back.
    And some of the times, I am the shitty person to my surroundings.
    So no need to hope her realize what she did. Just wait till it ‘ll pass. 

Friday, April 21, 2017

When you hit the rock bottom

So, I just finished watching SING.
It's actually Cia who recommended this one to me, and I downloaded it.
And since tomorrow I got nothing big, other than my Final Semester Test for Metedologi Penelitian (which I freaking try to understand...and just don't πŸ™ˆπŸ˜€πŸ˜œ ) so yeah...

The movie is good.
It's really refreshing to watch the movie.
Especially after the "huge" news in our faculty.

1. For the first time, Andalas Medical faculty is sending the PRECLINIC students to KKN.
Usually med-school students do KKN in their clinical year in Unand.

2. Starting from our year ( batch 2014), every thing is measured, EVERY FREAKING THING.
Skills lab has its own SKS (points in GPA).
Lab works have their own exams and will be accumulated in the final points.

3. Even we have exams for FOME and now, research methodelogy. Which NONE of our seniors DID.

4. Our final paper (skripsi ) timing is delayed compared to our seniors'.
And now we had KKN comin in July, and the clinical term usually starts on february and the preparation starts from january

Basically means :
"can't really do final paper that time!" "GOODLUCK doing it within 4 months,fellas!" πŸ˜‘πŸ˜‘
5. We have OSCE STRAIGHT after KNN.
" Like how am I gonna practice in my KKN time?" πŸ˜”πŸ˜ͺπŸ˜ͺπŸ˜₯

6. Starting from this year also, Junior Clerkship is gonna have EXAMS.
( Like all the exams are still not enough for us πŸ˜«πŸ˜«)

So yeahh, seems like our last year of Preclinic will be the time of our life.
time when 'becoming a doctor' is questioned.
time when you think " is it worth it?" πŸ‘€

"Can I just get married? Like I don't need a medical degree to do so..πŸ‘ˆ πŸ‘…πŸ‘Ώ

and it's also the time when I go :

Bapa, kalau memang ini jalan yang harus aku lewati untuk mencapai mimpiku, kuatkanlah aku. Teguhkanlah aku Bapa. Teguhkanlah aku Ya Bapa. "

And watching SING just teaches me

" It's good to hit the rock bottom. Cuz' there's no other way than UP."

So yeah..goodnight dreamers.
Sleep tight, cuz' you're gonna need that energy to make them come true. πŸ’‹πŸ’‹

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Misconception People Carry Around

So, it’s almost 3 years ( to be precise, it’s 2 years and 8 months) I’ve been staying in Padang.
And these kind of questions always occur along the way, whether it’s with my neighbor, church people, or friends.
“ Do you wear hijab there?”
“ Do you have any church there?”
Those kind of questions.
So, for almost 3 years I’ve been in Padang, I’ve always been going to church.
And yeah, I did wear hijab once, in a event my Standing Committee in CIMSA held, World Diabetes Day. And it wasn’t because any one asked me to, it was because I wanna try.
Truth is, so many people with small experiences are the ones with the biggest mouth.

I make friends here. And honestly, the closets friends I have are the open minded ones.
I don’t see why religions should be big deal when your making friends, or going to study out of town, or even overseas.
Because the truth is, it’s about what you believe inside.
in your dreams, in your faith, in you.

This is how I usually dress for coollege. 
Skirt and shirt.

Either it's long sleeve or short shirt.
Either it's ankle-length or knee-length.

P.S : So Imma be doing this Misconception things…in some parts.
First one is this. The laters will be on Medan, positives and negatives from Medan and Padang.

So yeah.. till the next post.

G la dy s