Saturday, 30 June 2012

4th Medical Undergraduates' Annual Scientific Research Meeting (MUASRM), UKM

On 27th June 2012, marks the finale of our Special Study Module (SSM) with the grand Medical Undergraduates' Annual Scientific Research Meeting (MUASRM)

Our very first event as the final year students

*clap clap*

It was started 4 years ago in UKM, where all the 4th year medical student were placed randomly in a group of 4 to 5 members to conduct a research from clinical-based, laboratory-based as well as community-based.

All 57 groups started their research since June 2011 from proposal submission, presentation to respective department, ethics approval, data collection and analysis, manuscript writing and final presentation.

To make things interesting, on the day of MUASRM, 21 groups compete in oral presentation while 36 groups go for poster presentation.

We had a very interesting opening ceremony that day, officiated by Dean of Faculty of Medicine, UKM, Prof. Dato' Dr Raymond Azman Ali, alongside with our module coordinator, Prof. Dr. Ruszymah and Dr. Shahnaz Murad, the Director of Institute for Medical Research.

By the way, I love the theme for this year MUASRM
"Medical Research: The Aperture to Infinite Possibilities"

1-day transformation of the medical students into men & women in black and white
Most of us had our blazer on, especially all the oral and poster presenter

Each group will have one presenter that spend their day feeling restless and crazy waiting for their turn to present and shaking endlessly during the presentation

Congratulations to all the groups for completing all their research and to all the presenters, well done!

This is my group's photo in the abstract book
My group members, from the left, Lina, Dayang, my supervisor Assoc. Prof. Dr. Faridah, Mizan and ME ME ME!

My group, Group 41's research abstract
We picked clinical-based research and we were then put under Forensic Department

All the lack of sleep efforts paid off after the abstract is out and we've done with our manuscript

We overnight and sleep in National Institute Forensic, Hospital Kuala Lumpur just to wait for subjects for data collection. Usually we will be there by 10pm and went home around 6am. Some of the time we  will go back again around 12pm on the same day.

This was one of the experiences that I won't forget

The worst case scenario was having no subject at all for a few nights there
There was this one night where we watched Battleship repeatedly for 3 times with the staffs

 Our goodie bag for the event
Our abstract book was designed by Kevin Tan
See the 2 yellow black tubes there on the left, they were from sponsor - Sloan's Analgesic Rub samples
Very interesting stuffs!

I was the first oral presenter in the afternoon after lunch
While everyone having lunch, I feel so restless that I can't even put anything in my mouth
8 minutes of presentation, 2 minutes Q & A session =.=
I end up feeling super hungry right after my presentation
But, I'm more relieved and happy than any other thing
This thing had finally comes to the end after 1 year of ups and downs, more downs

One of my favorite picture of the day
Oh yea, this is the stage where the oral presenter has to present in the auditorium

Dinesh, the guy sitting on my right in the picture, is the WINNER of the oral presentation!
I remember I clapped so hard when his group was announced as the winner, I've foreseen their group winning weeks ago.
I keep telling him how good the research was from his group, but he didn't want to trust me 

It was such a crazy day for me before my presentation
It was awesome after my presentation because it is finally over

All the committees had done a great job for making the 4th MUASRM a success!

Coming up next, all of us are heading to camp this Sunday, will be back on Friday!


Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Standard Chartered KL 2012 & Friend's Proposal

NTV7 Feel Good Run was my last run before I'm back running again this year
That was like July last year, so basically I've been absent in all this running event for a year!

Even my cheapo sports shoes know that gap better than I do
One of the rubber near the heel of my left shoe came off right after I stepped out from the house!

Seriously, I don't like starting my run at 8.45am
The sun during the run day was just so jealous that all of us are being healthy
While standing with the crowd at the starting, the sun is already contributing UV to our skin

By the way, this is my 4th run!

Starting line for 5km and 10km runners

The large crowd of 10km runners
I'm glad that the crowd is getting larger with years
Proved that there are still a lot of people exercise

Qi Tyng, my victim
I make her run with me in every run that I want to join 

Best friend, Xiao Liey
This is her first run and she did it very well!
Girl, must join more run in the future :)

In the big crowd while I was somewhere around KM2, this girl was just right beside me
This is just so unexpected!
Both of us are from Segamat, went to the same matriculation college, get into UKM but different course
We haven't seen each other God knows how long

But, this is where I met her
We were so excited and pace together until the finishing line

Somewhere in KM3 of the run, another rubber near the sole of the left shoe came off
It was quite uncomfortable
But I continue to run when I can

Unfortunately, I crossed the finishing line with the time 50 minutes
This was worse than my first run March last year in Bukit Jalil for Bareno Run
To comfort myself, this route is 5.4km, 400 metres longer

I'm so addicted to run now after completing this

Qi Tyng is so glad that she crossed the line without collapsing

After the run, I went to meet up my course mates because we are going to help one of our course mate proposing to his girlfriend

I was somewhere there holding the red heart card alongside with my friends
But none of the camera lens caught me
Maybe not photogenic enough, haha!

(Photos courtesy of Khai Pin)

There, he made it!
She said yes!

Oh yea, we are the "brothers" a.k.a heng dai because we are the guy's side in this proposal event

Congratulations to Fu Chong and Shiao Xian :)

The first Chinese guy in my batch that found a wife!


Thursday, 14 June 2012

GeorgPeck, Sunway Pyramid

Okay, first thing, God knows who come up with the name GeorgPeck.
I think Qi Tyng has it enough from me that I've been complaining about the name
Oh well, guess it makes it different

It was located at Asian Avenue in Sunway Pyramid
We just had our manicure and pedicure done in De Lacq that day, so we stopped by to grab a drinks

However, they have pretty cool place to sit and chat accompanied by chandelier

On the left, that was my Fresh Tomatoes with Honey Ice Blended (RM 6.90)
This is the only drinks that is sort of different from the other bubble tea kiosk
I kind of LIKE it, actually

On the right, that was Tyng's GeorgPeck Milk Green Tea with grass jelly (RM 5.90)
For her, it was just so-so

In the end, I would only say all of this is just part of the bubble trend that was totally exaggerated. 
More and more shops and kiosks with different company with the same list of menu.


Sunday, 3 June 2012

London, The Summer Musical Gala Premiere

It was 7 years back when I went for my very first musical in Istana Budaya for The Sound of Music. I'm still keeping my ecstasy of attending a musical deep inside me, all accumulated and now I'm able go for another one after so long.

All thanks to Avante for giving me a pair of tickets for the Gala Premiere of London, The Summer Musical which was held in the Amphitheater, Sunway Lagoon. My partner of the day, no doubt, my cousin Qi Tyng. I couldn't think of another person that enjoy musical as much as I do!

London, The Summer Musical will be around daily from 1st June to 8th July 2012, except Tuesday at 8pm in Amphitheater, Sunway Lagoon!

Just right in front of the Sunway Hotel and the entrance towards Surf Beach of Sunway Lagoon

Follow the inspiring story of 3 American air stewardesses who gave up their dreams of singing, only to rediscover it again across the Atlantic in London's West End and find love along the way in the all-new London, the Summer Musical by award winning West End productions! 

There, the awesomely beautiful Sunway Hotel

Our tickets or they called this the Boarding Pass, which I think Malaysia Airlines is one of the sponsor of the musical.
The ticket is in such a good quality, love it max

At the back of the ticket

There is a train waiting for us once we had entered the Surf Beach entrance of Sunway Lagoon. This train is going to bring us all the way to the Amphitheater. Don't get fooled by the kiddy color of the train that look like a toy, it moves VERY FAST! It is so fast and fun that I wish the journey is longer :)
This picture took by Qi Tyng. Spot me in the train!

Being the first person on the train, it is so much easier for us to take picture!

My partner of the show and her pink koala!

At the entrance of the Amphitheater

Being the early birds inside the Amphitheater. Most of the invited bloggers and partners were seated at the Blue Zone on the right side, where this picture was taken. The other Blue Zone seats in the middle were filled with Media after that.

The Blue Zone tickets will be sold for RM83, where you can purchase it here in

The ticket for the Red Zone on the left and right is RM103, while the Red Zone in the middle a.k.a the VIP zone is RM153

The stage from the view of the right Blue Zone seats. In my opinion, at this distance from the stage for about RM80 is already great for me. However, I'm lucky enough to be invited for the gala premiere. 

I wouldn't say the stage is big. However, looking at the efforts of props made by the musical team, it made the show look big and mega enough :)

The show started with the song Flying The Flag by Scooch, which was the UK entry during the 2007 Eurovision. Great song to start in a musical, but it isn't the best choice of song for a talent competition.

While I'm still warming up myself with the musical, I miss out some of the songs. Fortunately after that, I started to get into mostly all of the songs in there. Some of the songs sang in the musical:

Last Friday Night - Katy Perry
The Lazy Song - Bruno Mars
Let's Hear it from the Boys - Footloose
Hollywood - Michael Buble
Through the Eyes of Love (Ice Castle Theme) - Melissa Manchester
Uptown Girl
Color My World - Petula Clark
Can You Feel the Love Tonight - Elton John
It's My Party - Lesley Gore

Songs from Mammia Mia by ABBA:
Gimme Gimme Gimme!
Lay All Your Love on Me
Voulez Vous

Ain't No Mountain High Enough
It's Raining Men

Songs from James Bond:
From Russia with Love - Matt Monro
Thunderball - Tom Jones
Goldfinger - Shirley Bassey

My Heart will Go On - Celine Dion
Diamonds are Girl's Best Friend - Marilyn Monroe
Closer - Ne-Yo
One Thing - One Direction
I will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
Deep River Mountain High - Celine Dion

This is just some of the songs that sang during the musical, not ALL. But, nothing more hyped than going to the musical yourself and listening to them singing all of these!

One of the scene, where I think the height fright would not be able to act on. I didn't so see much safety measure being put on when they were acting up there, so near to the edge >.<

The 3 lead actors, cute boys with British accent. The one in the middle sang Can You Feel The Love Tonight beautifully

There will a break in between the show for around 10 minutes, where we were entertained by the sponsors' clips on the screen

During the performance of Marilyn Monroe's Diamonds Are Girl's Best Friend

Near the end of the show, with gala outfits and great songs!

At the end of the day, my ticket turn out to spell "Ondon" >.<

The shows run for about 90 minutes, job well done. I totally love it when you know some of the songs, singing along with them. The mummy of 3 children beside me was so ecstatic that when we clapped our hands high up in the air, she almost hit me in every attempt during the song One Thing!

This musical is well recommended!




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