After 45 minutes of sleep, I got out of bed strangely alert but at the same time half blind. I’m always half blind when I’m super tired as the eye shit will be like gluing my eyelids shut and if I rub my eyes it’ll just get smeared and would not be of much help.
My first paper was medicine and I was up all night going through the entire syllabus – my usual routine a day before each paper. Also known as the ultimate torture. It is the one thing that I dread doing the most as it is painful to sit there for nearly 12 hours flipping through and realizing in shock and horror that you can’t remember half the things you read in the past few weeks. I also hate the whole few weeks of revision because you are also, stuck there to your chair trying to finish reading your material, and at the same time fantasizing about what you want “to do after the exams”. Always feel super semangat-ed about life while studying.. with all these big plans to take over the world. Then the moment you put the pen down after completing your last paper, you go back to become that lazy bum who stones in front of the computer for hours watching dramas.
SO anyway, on the way to uni, Lie Yuen and I chose not to talk about the exam as it would piss the both of us of since exams and schoolwork is a taboo topic (mainly coz I’ll feel inadequate if I get into discussions regarding studies..haha), I was telling her about that super funny Shadowfox entry. I have a feeling he probably has more hits than both the official MDG bloggers during these few weeks. That guy is quite bad-ass, until his blog is like flagged by Blogger. It would suck to be on the receiving end of his wrath and I think myself and a few others were once fodder for one of his entries based on the buscrashnomore thing. But sometimes you gotta make sacrifices and let it go for the sake of entertainment eh? Anonymous bloggers are an endangered species these days.
I couldn’t really be bothered by the whole Malaysian Dreamgirl show for the entire duration that it was being aired. Felt too sien waiting for the shows to load and when they did most parts of the show would put me to sleep and I felt like I had better things to do with my time (like watch one more episode of Simpsons before I threw myself into my books for the day). But since I managed to steal an hour before my afternoon nap, I saw a few of the final episodes and lol I see why everyone hates Cindy. Scoured the blogs and saw almost everyone dissing her. Makes you wonder how is she gonna survive in the industry if this is the reaction she’s getting. Hope it is a wake up call to the Malaysian Dreamgirl organizers to do a better job with the elimination system in the next season(and I’d rather the videos not be divided into so many segments. A put off, really.). And doesn’t she have any friends who would say things like, “YAYY Cindy won!!” ?
Was bitching and bitching with Brenda before going into the examination hall.
So this is it! if I don’t fail this medicine paper, I would never ever have to know wtf happens when your kidney fails or the many many types of leukemia. Argghh, really can’t wait for it to end. It’s a good thing I didn’t choose to study medicine or else I’d be super miserable doing that course.
When I woke up in the morning, “chronic myelogenous leukemia” just started floating about in my head. I usually get my premonitions that way. It has happened a few times, especially with my dentistry papers. But of course, when you acknowledge a super power, it doesn’t work already.
I was thrown off my feet when I flipped to the short answer questions. Shock. Hypertension. Pulmonary Tuberculosis. Anemia. Epilepsy. Diabetes. I was shocked as my blood pressure went up and I started coughing out blood and then became pale, started getting epileptic fits and damnit, my blood sugar level shot up again. I’m sure that pretty much sums up everyone else’s lame jokes as we exited the exam hall shouting to each other about how terrible the questions were!
On a scale of easiest-to-do to wtf-is-this-shit?! would be Diabetes, Anemia, Hypertension, Pulmonary Tuberculosis, Shock and Epilepsy. Who would think a dental student would have to focus a lot on a neuro problem eh? But come to think of it it might be of importance when one of our patients starts to go into fits in our dental chair. Hm. Okay, my bad. Shall not make excuse for my noobness.
I couldn’t wait to dive into bed and indulge in a few hours of well deserved sleep. At about 4pm, Andy called me and told me that he had news. He said that our surgery paper, which was originally on Friday, was postponed to Monday.
OMG! I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry.
However, we had to forego our RM32 that we’ve paid for our Genting trip. Everyone who made post exam plans had to shelve them till after Monday. Our predicament is not as terrible as some of our other classmates. Like Jamie, she was supposed to fly to China for a week long holiday after our surgery paper on Friday.
I hate it when something that I’ve been looking forward to is changed. I hate changes. When I’ve set my mind to something, I hate to adjust to something different. But within a few minutes, my body was already tuned to “Okay, Monday got surgery paper”. Means more sleep! Yay!
It was all because of one of the invigilators who accidentally gave Harveen the surgery paper this morning. She looked at the paper in a flurry of panic and said, “HAH? TODAY SURGERY AR?” instead of quietly flipping to the SAQ page before giving it back. But she didn’t even take a peek(much to our chagrin). And so, due to this incident, bus tickets are forfeited, plane tickets are thrown away, hotel bookings were put to waste and trips back home are not until the next weekend. Sigh. Is it worth it for just another four days with my surgery notes? Still not quite sure if I like the idea of a postponement.
What in the world was the surgery paper even doing in the same exam hall as us?!