Our dean called for an urgent meeting at our classroom today. The lot of us rose from our nocturnal stupor and arrived to hear what he has to say. It’s always a joy to hear from him about how the school of dentistry is progressing, how the dental hospital will be ready soon and how well we are doing as the pioneer students of the dental program at our university.
Turns out that this urgent meeting was to inform us about the SUDDEN one month holiday that we have been granted. Yeah, I don’t have classes from now till mid-June. I know my juniors feel like killing us now. As it is, they’ve been envious of our empty looking schedule, but it’ll be a whole different story when we start getting patients in June. O_O The hospital will be ready in June and they decided to get all the academics over and done with before putting us through our clinical sessions.
Oh, a one month holiday is OBVIOUSLY awesome. It certainly beats the two days holiday that we were hoping for after our Monday paper. Such a generous gift, I really don’t know what to do with my time! However, such a treat comes with a price. This one month holiday is to bring forward a part of our annual 6 weeks break which is usually from August till mid-September.
YEAP I HAVE TO TREAT PATIENTS IN AUGUST~!!!
I mean don’t get me wrong. I can’t wait to start treating patients. Though as scary as it sounds, but it just means that we are another few steps closer to becoming a dentist. 🙂 Everytime I think about myself going to work at a clinic, treating patients and knowing exactly what I’m doing without needing the help of my tutor, I bubble with happiness knowing that I’m going to become that person and getting money for that!!
I’m going to buy a house, put my children through a good education, take care of my parents and still have tons left for myself! I really hope that it’ll work out that way. Besides the whole working with people thing, I wanted something that will make me as rich as a doctor (some people say dentists make more too..), work less hours as compared to a doctor, not sit behind a microscope and most importantly, the ability to interact with other human beings as I feel that I’m very much a people person. So yeah, money and interaction. That’s important to me. 🙂 And dentistry is a blend of science and art. I like to do things with my hands and I like biology so yes, I’m really happy doing what I’m doing. Just not too happy with this whole medical component that I have to be done with this term and then I’m free to throw myself completely into the world of dental academics. (at least I’ll try okay?)
Got good got bad lah. I mean obviously the advantage is that we can make up for all the lost time we’ve had this year and the downside is a strange kink in our yearly routine of a nice long holiday before we start the next academic year.
And this one month holiday is not exactly a holiday, it’s a study month. 🙁 I have dentistry finals at the end of this one month long holiday.
But on the upside, I’m thinking of going down to Singapore since Chee Kiang is officially on holiday already after completing his 2nd year! Yay!!
I also have one whole month to meet up with everyone back home! So pencil me in, guys. (please! *begs*)
And my aunt and uncle from the UK are coming back somewhere end of March, so yay for that too.
I just hate a change in routine, but as always am very quick to accept changes.
So this brown stuff coming down, if you roll it around in your mouth a bit(as you do with wine), it actually tends to taste like chocolate! One can always be optimistic. 🙂