M203 Diary

Sunday, January 14, 2007


Ahh... at last blogger.com has allowed me to switch to the new version. I originally posted this blog post in my own blog, but it seems like this is a good place for it as well.

Since coming to Belfast, there has had been various occasions where I find myself thinking back and being very thankful for the 30 months I spent in Bukit Jalil. I’m not only talking about the education I recieved in that shopping-complex-turned-med-school building, but of the friendships forged and of the person I’ve become.

I’m sitting right here, in my room in gloomy ol’ Belfast, studying for my exams… and more than ever before, I’m missing my friends and the camaraderie among fellow medical students. The people here are very nice, very pleasant, very friendly… but I really want to be back in Vista once again, to know that everyone around me is slogging for the same exam, and that we would be helping each other along. I want to be able to walk into the library, and find people who will always welcome a friend joining as they study. I want to be surrounded with good friends, who will drag each other away from the books for a few hours a week, to unwind and to remind ourselves not to be overcome by exam stress.

5 semesters among such wonderful people, I had become too pampered… It is really very difficult going back to the real world, where studying is actually a very lonely thing.

I don't know if I'm being excessively emo, but I am sure there are others who feel the same way I do. I hope we will get to meet up again sometime in the future. It isn't going to be easy, with all of us spread all over the world, but well, optimism is a good thing, isn't it?