March 27, 2016

Coass life

I just realised it's been 10 days since my last post. Coass life has sucked all of my energy to write lol The first week of my first department is almost over and I have 3 weeks left here. It's such a new experience for me; we try to apply the theory we had studied to the patients and you need to adjust yourself when you face something you didnt know before. Im in Forensic Department now, and we are told to be ready whenever wherever we are because everytime there is a case, we have to arrive in the hospital as soon as possible. Half of the group will go to Klaten tomorrow and another group will go next week. Welcoming week 2 tomorrow!

March 16, 2016

Week 0.

The first batch of clinical rotation group had had the orientation for three days and it finished today.  It talked about the hospital's history and its contain, patient safety, infection control, quality improvement, and so on. It was a good experience for me as Im going to face a different situation from what I usually have. My first term will start next week and it makes me excited and curious at the same time. How are the people Im going to meet in the hospital? Will I be able to adapt well? Is it very tiring like what seniors usually say? These questions were in my mind since a few months ago but I'll know the answers soon. In these two years, I hope I'll get a lot of experience and knowledge that support me to be a good doctor. Fighting to myself~^^

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March 07, 2016

Drama review: 必娶女人 (Marry Me Or Not)

This drama ended around two weeks ago yet I didnt have the time to recap it. I really like this drama in the beginning, but the ending was lacking for me. Drama ending has always been a problem in most Taiwanese dramas. MMoN is one of the best Taiwanese drama in recent years starring Alice Ko as Cai Huan Zhen and Roy Qiu as Hao Meng. This is their second time pairing; the first one was in the big hit Office Girl in 2011. Cai Huan Zhen is a successful and competitive carreer woman with her competitor being her ex bestfriend, Hao Sheng Nan who is also Hao Meng's younger sister. They compete for everything: job opportunity, clothes, bags, shoes, and even boyfriend. Both of them meet again at high school reunion and Shengnan brings her brother claiming he's her boyfriend. Huanzhen will be married soon and her boyfriend turns out to be Hao siblings' cousin. Shengnan who knows about this asks her brother, a divorce specialist lawyer, to persuade their cousin and makes him cancel their wedding. The cousin falls for their trap and cancel the wedding; Huanzhen knows Shengnan did it. She vows to steal Shengnan's boyfriend, in this case it's Hao Meng. The story goes on as they start to date without any feeling towards each other. The problems starts when she finally knows he's not her boyfriend but realise it's too late; she's fallen for him and vice versa. Everything was great till the middle but I didnt know why the hype to watch this drama decreased as it approached the end. I thought this drama wouldnt be as draggy as other dramas have been all these days. There were parts where I thought it wasnt necessary at all. I should say the chemistry between Alice and Roy were awesome although I didnt watch their previous drama. The character Alice portrayed here was a strong and optimistic woman which I really like since most dramas tend to have a Candy type main lead (kind, soft, bullied by others woman). Roy was so handsome with his black hair in the drama but he dyed his hair to brown now. Perhaps because of my high expectation in the beginning, Im a bit disappointed. But still, I would recommend this drama since the story is great and unique.

Rate: 7.5/10

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March 05, 2016

Material success cannot be a dream.

Yesterday I watched Infinite Challenge episode 469 which title was "Erasing Bad Memories" and found it very inspirative. It started with each member (Yoo Jaesuk, Haha, Park Myungsoo, Jung Junha, and Kwanghee) had each counselor and they could share with them what their worries were. This time the mission is they have to give advice to other people. Before doing the mission, all of them gathered in one room and asked for advice from the professionals. They discussed a lot; they talked about how suicide rate has been increasing in Korea and also Korean strict work ethics. It's not normal to be different; you should study really hard so that you can get a job with stable salary or else the society will doom you.  I remembered when I travelled to Korea four years ago, I asked the tour guide about Korean education system whether it's similar to the one portrayed in movies or dramas and he said yes. School starts at 7 or 8am then they study till 10pm and continue with courses till 12am. When they are about to graduate high school and prepare for university entrance exam, they study even crazier. The better university you enroll in, the higher possibility for you to get a job in high profile companies such as Samsung, LG, etc. When you fail the exam, people will judge you as a fail person and this leads to depression. This is also why Korea has one of the highest suicide rates. Believe it or not, but it's true. Another topic that I liked was when Yoon Taeho, the creator of 'Misaeng", talked about how people often mistaken occupation for dream. I thought about it and it's true. When you were young and someone asked you what your dream was, usually we would answer with "I want to be a doctor, teacher, astronaut, musician, blablabla." Now that I think about it, since I was young my dream is to travel around the world. I like to interact with other people from different countries, experience different cultures, taste different food, and have new experiences. Ofc I'll try to make my dreams come true. After the counseling session, the team set tents in various places in Seoul. The counseling session was such a touching one; we could see each person is actually vulnerable and deep inside they had memories they wanted to erase because they regret about it. Watching this episode makes me think a lot whether I have any memories I want to erase.

"I hope people stop mistaking occupation for dreams." - Yoon Taeho