Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Whining about 2nd year.

Hey people! It's nice coming back to blogging after another long hiatus (not that long actually). However, unfortunately, this time I can't afford to blog something happy like how I used to.

2nd year for now is gradually becoming worse for me. Though it looks like there's not as much stuffs to study as compared to 1st year, the truth is, it's almost the same. The difference is that the topics are terribly boring and as a result of that, I hardly open up the textbook and jot down crucial points. Even if I did, I'll go "What did I just study?". So many terms are so foreign to me, lecturers jumping from one topic to another, I'm terribly confused.

Coming to practicals, I'm still fine with pre-clinical Prosthodontics and Conservative Dentistry. But the most frustrating and disappointing practical would have to be Orthodontics. Wire straightening... I just can't get it right. I tried bending at home, using the various methods suggested by friends and post-graduates. When the wires started to roll, I would jump from my seat and grinning from ear to ear. But when they are being showed to the PGs, they would press one end of the wire and the other end rose up a little, after that they would give me the look "So you call this straight?" (in which I always feel that their remarks are ludicrous but actually they aren't). This is not just once or twice. It's already a norm. It happens every single time I show the wires to them. And when I tried to correct the little "flaws" they asked me to do, I would distort the whole wire and yea, cool, the wire's gay again, terribly gay.

In retrospection, I remembered how I used to tell my mum that I wanna be a Orthodontist when I have the chance to further my studies. Hmm, before it becomes a detestable subject, I better focus on just becoming a  general dental practitioner. Diligent efforts on this wire straightening thing was like, I don't know, have gone down the drain? My fingers ache, plus the cuts I used to get in Prosthodontics and Dental Materials Practicals, added in more pain whenever I try bending certain wire parts with more force (you know, that sharp piercing feeling when the sharp end of the wire pierces your delicate fingers).

How funny life could bring you, you love that thing, and then that thing instils hatred upon you. This Orthodontics is leaving me nothing but two choices. Either you want to straighten the wire, or you want to play the keyboard with ease. Ortho, why do you have to make me make such a cruel choice? I used to be a jocular in Ortho, but Ortho, you are indeed formidable.

And now, I just wanna lie down on my cosy bed and let my swollen fingers heal.

Monday, September 10, 2012

2nd Year.

Oh my I tell you second year is HECTIC... Not referring to the studying part, but the practicals.... and more practicals. This year, I have 5 exam going subjects, 2 pre-clinical subjects - Prosthodontics & Conservative Dentistry (Conso) and 3 theory+practical subjects - Pharmacology, Pathology & Microbiology and Dental Materials. Tight schedule. Everyday except Sundays my classes will either start at 8am or 8.30am and end by 4-4.30pm, with a 1.5 hour lunch break in between. Haih... what to do, I guess I just have to develop the interest and "suffer" for this whole year. Hopefully I can do my very best for my sessionals and then the final exam!

Nevertheless, in every circumstance, praise God. Praise Him for the good and bad. Praise Him for His protection over me during this monsoon season. I'm currently staying in a flat which is situated quite close to my dental college. And there's this slope, relatively steep, and the worst thing is it's infected with algae (though it was cleaned over and over again, but mann this slope is really "fertile"). So once it rains (In India when it rains it's like Noah's Ark story, it never ceases to pour till the very next day), the road will be slippery and some of my friends have slipped before. However thank God, for these 2 months He kept me safe, so far no mishaps haha. Hopefully I will not by any chance slip because it's painful, disgustingly slimy and embarrassing.

The starting of 2nd year has changed so much of my lifestyles and habits I've picked up all these years. I've started to pay bills and buy my own groceries. I've started to learn how to cook basic dishes from frying an egg to boiling soup and frying chicken. I've decided to be in the worship team and will be playing the keyboard next week (pray for me!!!). I've grown a little bit horizontally, THANK GOD. I've learned how to set teeth, bend orthodontic wires, making impressions (hate this one) and lots more to come! As for the negative ones.... I've become lazier (because there's not as much to study as 1st year yet). I sleep in class, if not, lots of yawning and tearing.  I've become more gedik (that's what people say, in which I beg to differ) Hmm... that's about it!

Would love to post some pictures of the dental stuffs I've done but I left it all in my locker in the college's locker room. Will do it one day.

I do sound a little pathetic right? Not really exactly, thanks to my irritating batchmates and the amazing cell group friends. They've cheered me up so much. Went for trips, open houses, birthday parties, life's not that sad after all!!!!





John MacArthur, John MacArthur, where can I find a preacher like you? If only you sound more Malaysian, LOL.


Tuesday, September 4, 2012

The Spirit of Transformation

“But we all, with unveiled face beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as from the Lord, the Spirit.” - 2 Corinthians 3:18
The Holy Spirit’s transforming work is a central part of the believer’s sanctification.
The children’s fable The Ugly Duckling wonderfully illustrates the Holy Spirit’s transforming work in believers. The story is about an ugly young bird who can’t fit in with any of the other animals. It’s not until he encounters the beautiful swans that his life starts changing. The swans are an irresistible attraction for the duckling, something he can’t forget after they leave for the winter. Finally he makes the amazing discovery the following spring that in spite of his feelings of inferiority, he is not a duck but a swan, just like those creatures he has admired.
The days immediately following our conversion to Christ are often similar to the ugly duckling’s final experiences. We have a great sense of sinful unworthiness and yet a powerful attraction to Jesus Christ. We respond that way because we now know that character-wise He represents all we were created to be. And we soon come to realize that it’s both a humbling and exciting process to be transformed into Christ’s image.
Today’s Scripture, my favorite verse, is an excellent short description of the Spirit’s transforming work. We won’t see the glory of the Lord perfectly right away, but we begin to see it with greater clarity once we know Jesus Christ by faith.
Paul is referring to our basic sanctification, which is a progressive process by which the Spirit changes us from one level of Christlikeness to another. The end result will be our glorified position in Heaven, which is the Holy Spirit’s goal for us and the reason for our hope. The Spirit reveals what we will be in Christ: “Beloved, now we are children of God, and it has not appeared as yet what we shall be. We know that, when He appears, we shall be like Him, because we shall see Him just as He is” (1 John 3:2).

JOHN MACARTHUR

Sunday, September 2, 2012

What about the Holy Spirit?


“The one who keeps His commandments abides in Him, and He in him. And we know by this that He abides in us, by the Spirit which He has given us.” - 1 John 3:24
Because the Holy Spirit affects every area of the Christian life, it is vital that we have a balanced and correct view of His role.
The church’s understanding of the Spirit’s Person and ministry has been seriously distorted over the past few decades. Charismatics have given an undue emphasis to certain pentecostal gifts so that subjective experience is often elevated over objective scriptural truth.
At the same time, many non-charismatics have overreacted to charismatic excesses by almost ignoring the Holy Spirit. For most, an in-depth study of the Spirit does not fit with the pragmatic, psychological approach to solving spiritual problems.
But we can’t afford to go to either extreme; otherwise we’ll miss out on what it really means to know the Spirit and to minister by His power. He is indispensable in saving us, enabling us to obey Jesus Christ, and ultimately perfecting us in glory. Paul urged the Galatian believers not to abandon the Holy Spirit but to lean completely on Him. “Are you so foolish? Having begun by the Spirit, are you now being perfected by the flesh?” (Gal. 3:3).
Too many Christians are wasting time looking to seminars, gimmicks, counselors, and novel interpretations of old truths to uncover “the secret” to the abundant Christian life. But the key to such living is not a mystery or a secret. The sufficiency of the Holy Spirit’s ministry, as revealed through the pages of God’s fully reliable Word, is all the information and resources we’ll ever need to live fruitful and prosperous spiritual lives.
In today’s verse, the apostle John is speaking of Christ’s indwelling presence in the believer’s life, which the Holy Spirit reveals to us. Therefore the Spirit is working with the Lord Jesus in encouraging you, guiding you, enlightening you, and empowering you for every good work (see John 14:162016:13). By understanding the Spirit’s role and allowing Him to work in you daily, you’ll begin to see your life becoming more like Christ each day.
JOHN MACARTHUR

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Doxology.

Yesterday I got my results. And praise the Lord, I passed my first year BDS with distinction. And congratulations to all my other MCDOS mates, you all did well too!

Becoming lazier in blogging, well, as you grow up you tend to be busier, no doubt about that.

For now just let me savour every second of my break here in Malaysia.

Partey now! Sexy, free and single. Yes, I am.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Post 3rd sessionals bliss?A bit la...

After our Physiology Viva on Wednesday, some of us decided to hop into an ice-cream shop to get some chills.

I wasn't fully recovered then. But still I went,hahaha. And I paid the price.

Lesson learned again but definitely no regrets. The ice-creams weren't that GREAT but I managed to snap a few shots of it. Without further crapping, let's roll the PICCHAS!!!


Yam


Musklemon

Choconut, if I'm not mistaken.

Chocolate Milk Shake, this was how I got my loose motions.

Milkshake not nice. Thumbs down.

Jackfruit.

Lastly, some chocolate chips from my milkshake. Looks disgusting right? Everybody said that.


So that's all. Good day everyone.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

1 month from now.

I told myself that I'll be MIA until I'm back in Malaysia. But well, I'm inspired to write now. Or you can say, I'm so bored here. No more lectures, just study study study, who doesn't get bored of it?

Yesterday I don't know what I ate I vomited in the middle of the night, and now my stomach is a bit unwell. Ugh, hate throwing up. The worst sickness you would ever want to get is food poisoning, seriously.

In just a month from now I'll be sitting for my 1st year University exam. Can't believe I'm gonna finish my 1st year dental school, yeay!

These few days maybe because I had nothing to do, I was preoccupying myself with some dumb thoughts. You know, the "if onlys" and "what ifs", in which eventually led me to depression.

Yesterday came across this celeb's blog, he wrote,

“当你拥有的时候,你已经开始的在失去。”
“当你不再害怕失去, 你就真正拥有了。”
爱情是这样, 事业是这样, 名气是这样, 人生也是这样。

It means
“When you own something, you are already beginning to lose it.”
“When you no longer fear of losing it, that’s when you have truly owned.”
Love’s like that, career’s like that, fame’s like that, life’s like that too.

Well said. Until I fell sick, a lesson was learned again. Stop whining over what you don't have, because in Him you are already complete.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

A Blessed Good Friday and Easter Sunday to all of you!

Oh, time flies! Syllabus for my 1st year subjects are almost coming to an end. How exciting! Yet to acknowledge that there will be more reading and memorising awaiting me in the next few months, I have to say that I will be MIA until I'm back in Malaysia, most likely.

Good Friday and Easter Sunday have just passed. I thought I wouldn't have a chance to do something for God this year, unlike the last few years where I have never failed to take part in the church's performances. However, guess what, last week we Malaysians were in charge of the Youth Fellowship's Easter service. I worship led, wow, it was woah! Certainly brought back lots of memories of me worship leading back then in church.

Besides that, we gave a Hand Mime Performance. This presentation took us 4 to 5 practices to master the hand movements and the timing, yet still, it wasn't perfect. Anyway, we did it all for the glory of God, so no regrets! :)

Surprisingly, I'm feeling pretty fine. I thought by this month I would start pining for home. Good for me. I have to be more independant and mentally strong now, since I have no girlfriend, and I'm not planning to have one either. kekeke...

Nah, enjoy Koreans worshipping God. I can sing the chorus already. ~Na neun ju eh chingu, lalalala~

(The guy down there looks like Gary from Running Man, hahaha)



 "Na neun ju eh chingu" means I am a friend of God.

John 3:16
For God so loved the world, that He gave His begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him, shall not perish but have everlasting life.


Despite our sinful natures, God sent Jesus, sinless, to die on the cross for you and me. On the 3rd day, He resurrected. Despite of this, He calls us children, friends, precious ones, beloved.

Whoever you are, wherever you from, remember, YOU ARE LOVED.


Sunday, February 26, 2012

And mugging ends...for two days only...

Hey everybody! Hereby I announce that 2nd sessional has finally come to an end. Woah, how time flies! This is already my 6th month in India. Praise God for His faithfulness!

Well, I must say that 2nd sessional was way tougher than before. Probably because we only had a month to revise everything we learned after the first sessional, and in that month itself we were busy celebrating CNY. Hopefully and prayerfully, I will do better in 3rd internals and also my Uni Exam. (3 more months!!!)

Recently, I am quite active in Instagram. It is an iPhone photo sharing app and I am always fascinated with the pics those iPhone users capture. Their pictures are just
beautiful...breathtaking...mind blowing.

Since today's my last day, of course la I have to relax sikit. Instead of sleeping off my time, I decided to pick up something productive. Yes, you guessed it right-Editing pictures. I am so inspired by these amazing photographers. Thus I decided to learn up Photoshop CS5 (though it has been there moons ago) and tried it myself.

And mann, I gotta tell you. IT AIN'T EASY. Time consuming. It requires patience and a little bit of talent. Memang respect to all those creative shutterbugs out there, you are a genius!!!

Okay, cut the crap and lemme present to you, my masterpiece! (if you can call that one)

Goa Trip, Dec 2011

Mysore, Dec 2011

Bangalore, Dec 2011


And the last one, my handsome Korean-look-alike brother, Kenneth Loh. Yups, everybody thinks he's Korean and I'm jealous? Hahaha...SO NOT.

So...yeap, that's all, plus my new blog header. All done by me using Photoshop CS5. Seriously these pics cannot be compared with so many others'. I'm still a beginner and have lots to learn.

Readers, how do you find them? Gimme some constructive criticisms please. Thanks. Ciao. :)

Friday, January 20, 2012

I'm back!

Hello again! Anyeong! Hahaha... Recently I just finished watching a Korean drama, so picked up a few new lines and tried conversing in Korean with my friends till they were so pissed. It was an utter failure I must say, guess I was created as a Chinese for a reasonable reason!

It's been 2 longgg weeks since I'm back in India. All glory be unto God for keeping me safe and sound throughout the whole journey back here. It was definitely an enjoyable 3-week holiday in Malaysia. My family members are doing great, all healthy, praise God, He is faithful.

Lectures are back in their hasty pace again. 1st week itself we had to draw 6 Anatomy Histology diagrams and 7 Oral Histology diagrams. More complicated cycles to memorise by hard and not forgetting, cadavers to stare. Haha, crazy right? But what to do? My future profession will be dealing with patients, with alive beings, you don't expect me to enjoy my Korean dramas 24-7 and ting!, there you go, a Dentist. Things don't come that easily, yes, even if you are a genius.

Well, while studies are vital, my spiritual life is even more important. Dad gave me some sermons by John MacArthur for me to listen here in India. John MacArthur is one pastor who preaches solely according to the Bible, no more, no less. And I salute him for that. The truth is churches nowadays are putting more focus on the 'cool' things in order to make Christianity more 'marketable', instead of the Word. So his sermons have indeed caused me to dig deeper into His word.

One thing, I have just signed up for gym here.

Don't laugh kay? I know you're laughing. Yes you!

You ask me why? Well, I feel it's time for me to buff up. You see I'm already 21, I also want to have gf ma...*blushes*... Haha, no la, I just wanna sweat out because throughout those 4 months in India, I didn't perspire at all. I didn't feel fresh for four straight months. So it's time. :)

My duduk depan gang. Lays is our staple food. This is what we are gonna become if we continue eating. (I do look cute right? hehehe)

Pic by Najwa NorSaid