Friday, 28 September 2012

Year 2 of Medical School

A wise man once told me: 'Secondary school is the best time of your life, enjoy it to the max!' And boy, am I glad I heeded those words. A few years ago, I lived a carefree, stress free life. Constantly getting into mischief and some minor trouble in school. What was homework and exams to me? The only reason I went to school was because of friends, recess and dismissal and PJ. I was no model student, not the top student, not even in the first class. I was far behind in the second class burning people's butt with bunsen burners and teasing the teachers. 

Suddenly, in a blink of an eye, I've completed one year of Medical school and am on the path to be a doctor. Who would have thought that this bloody high school rebel who burned butts will be doing medical procedure in the future. Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think I was going to be studying medicine. For as long as I can remember, I have always wanted to be a soldier. I remember once, when asked in front of the whole class what my ambition was by my teacher, I proudly announced that I one day will be a soldier. Even though the teacher advised me otherwise due to my shortsightedness, I never wavered from my ambition. Some say it is God's calling, some call it destiny, well I say it is Patriotism. I have always wanted to serve my country and make it a better place for you and for me and the entire human race =P   Seriously though, I have no idea why this compulsion.

It was the time near SPM when I got thinking: 'Am I going to be a just another regular soldier who is going to die on the battlefield and be forgotten?' I wanted to be of some significance and not just some fellow with a gun, so I then decided I was going to be a combat medic. Trained in the art of medicine and war. And thus my current occupation. Not many people get to chase the dream they always wanted, I am lucky, very lucky to be doing so. I'm really thankful and I hope I'll never take it for granted : ) 

Well, year 2 stared 3 weeks ago. Hence, the routine of studying and training begins once again. In the study of Microbiology, we study the growth of bacteria. There is something called the bacteria growth curve which is divided into lag phase, exponential phase, stationary phase and decline phase. 



I'm currently at my lag phase where I'm adapting from holiday mood to study mood =P I hope I transit quickly!