For most of the more fortunate folks, 1st year of Bachelor Of Dental Surgery, AIMST has officially ended.
However, some of these fortunate folks chose to remain modest and are gearing themselves up for the possibility that they might fail a paper or two resulting in a resit somewhere end of August or early September.
Today’s exam was SUPPOSEDLY my last exam. It is the OSPAÂ paper which scared the shit out of me back in Module 3 as I knew nothing about the format. There are 20 stations in theÂ lab and you have 5 minutes to fill up the question paper for every station. You have a few questions for every station.
At each stations there would either be histology slides, parts of cadavers with tied/pinned structures, some slides/mini posters/photographs.. and then some individual teeth for us to identify.
It really wrecks your nerve when the chime of the timer goes off, indicating that you have to shuffle to the next station.
I think whoever who stuck their pendrives into my computer and took out all the photos I took during practical classes should buy me a nice dinner if they get an A for the OSPA paper.
One reason to love my camera and my shutterbug tendencies:
And the best part is that you can zoom even more with the aid of your computer. 🙂 All you need is a 5mega pixels camera with a macro function(if your camera has no macro function, it is time to get a new one.).
Poor Jolene was always the last to leave the class(or was it the first to leave?) for photographing everything that was placed for us to view rather than trying to understand and taking down notes about what I was seeing.
How in the world can we take down notes of photographs? A picture is worth a thousand words and I felt that bringing the camera with me to my practical classes is one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. I even took a photo of the notes next to the microscope which gave a brief explanation of what I’m viewing in the microscope.
It works wonders. Really. *kisses camera*
An example of one of the many many sheets of information placed on the tables during practical classes. Some of these cannot be found in the books that we have bought.
If I did not take the photos, I would have forgotten everything I saw weeks back.
Oh yeah, so while people catch up on their sleep, I have another two days of studying to do for my VIVA exams on Wednesday morning. As I have mentioned, only myself and three other classmates kena-ed this VIVA exams.
Three of us got 45-49% for our Biochemistry paper and the fella got 45-49% for his dentistry paper which entitled us to sit for an oral examination/interview to raise our D grade to a C, provided that we have passed our Anatomy, Physiology, Dentistry/Biochemistry paper. In a way we have less of a heart attack on results day with the knowledge that we have passed the other papers and only have to worry about one paper.
it’s tedious, because as a Malaysian student, you tend to vomit out everything in the examination hall and just leave your brain there and come out an empty vessel(just like before!).
🙁 Now i have to refill my poor head.
Another long night of counting down to 4am, killing bugs by pressing them with my fingers, drinking coffee, coming online every one hour for 5 minutes and then climbing into bed when I hear the soft screech of tyres at 5am, which indicates some forbidden lovers’ unearthly hour rendezvous.
I think it’s lovers lah. Could be thieves. But every night without fail. It’s annoying. When the tire screech softly to a halt, I take it as an indication that I’ve stayed up far too late once again.
So while I slog away for VIVA, Lie Yuen has gone back to her grandma’s place in Penang and no one ate dinner with me last night because all those who are staying in Penang have gone back, Andy plays basketball till 9pm, Pei Zhi has her housemates, and my other housemate and her dear boyfriend..well, it wouldn’t be nice to ask for favours from them because .. well, I just don’t want to.. not so nice lah. The rest of the humans are staying more than 2 km away from me, so….
…Maggi cup it is. ;(
Lunch tomorrow? Bread with kaya and butter.
Not making anybody feel guilty before you all terasa..:P Just wanna point out the fact that I’m feeling lonely.. hahah LIE YUEN COME BACK!! 🙁 🙁
And if it wasn’t for my VIVA exams, I’d be doing some rolling-in-bed for a few days before heading home. SIGH.