Thursday, November 04, 2010

The Secret of Life : Being contented

Hey its me here blogging again =) I still not feeling tired yet cuz I just had a cup of mocha again =D The greatness of caffeine =) Starbucks is my all time favourite..but it is too ex for me..Im cutting it down =D..well~ now what to blog about today?? it suddenly popz out in my head while I transfer photos from my phone to my laptop to blog about my new life now being a pharmacy student..and some of my perspective on recent life..

It was my birthday 4 days ago..1st of Nov..that's why my favourite number had always been ONE =DD first of all, I would like to thank all of you for all the birthday wishes from you guys thru phone, facebook, inbox and meeting me in person..u guys are just way too awesome =) and I really cant deny that I had underestimated the power of facebook!! LOL.. I love it to communicate with my frens there and follow up their news from time to time thru facebook..I even linked back with my primary sch frens!! LOL..I'm not exaggerating..this might be normal to u guys but definitely not for me =) blurr?? okay this need to be trace back to 2002 when I was 12 years old..My grandpa passed away and left my grandma alone staying in my current we moved there and stay with her and take care of her..due to this reason too, I changed my secondary sch from which I was supposed to go together with all my primary sch frens to the other secondary school which was nearer to my current house..and since then we lost contact..about 8 years..not until few years ago I accidentally met my primary sch fren on street that I know some of their latest updates..and till few months ago I saw them from facebook and that's how we link up again..some of them are still in JB, my hometown and some of them are in KL studying now and some even in my current area!! I'm so glad to keep in touch with u guys again =D 

Secondly, I need to clarify and re-ensure you guys that I didn't forget anyone of you =D my primary school friends, my Public Bank colleagues, my secondary school juniors and seniors, my St. John friends, my tuition classmates and my part-time-work colleagues !! =D I do remember each and everyone of you and I do miss you guys !! It is just that I had been too busy with my school work and are trying very hard now to adapt myself better with the current environment as well as trying to gain a balance between studies and my volunteering work..I'm so sorry that I had not been frequently contacting with you guys..but do remember that I miss you guys dearly too okay =D Don't worry I'll be having my end-of-semester holidays soon...and I may be able to meet u guys up =D

Now, back to our topic today on my life being a pharmacy student..
Life is just way too hectic for me..and I'm still trying hard to adapt..but nonetheless I feel very contented to be given a chance to work towards my dream, to work to achieve my target...

It had always been my dream and my target to become a pharmacist and to study in Monash as well..and I really thank God for blessing me all the way till today I successfully enroll to Monash pharmacy..and I believed and I do hope that I'll be able to complete this course..not purely just to realize my is also a way to repay my parents and to re-ensure them I'll be able to take care myself well in the future..and being the eldest, to take up the responsibility to take care of my siblings soon..I'm officially 20 now and I know that as you grow up older, you need to be responsible to more and more things..and I do pray and hope that I'll be able to cope it well =D It is really so heart-breaking to see my parents working so hard for my tuition fees which is such a huge amount to us and seeing them worrying about me staying alone outside..I know there will be much difficulties given to my procrastination..but I'll try to improve so that I can do better and breakthrough my personal limit..the boundary..(" break the boundary / there is no boundary"smth like that - inspired by the singapore airforce or something army force advertisement slogan =D)

I choose to become a pharmacist because I'm really passionate to work in medical field and I do hope that one day I'll be able to help more people with my profession..perhaps not much contribution that I'll be able to make but at least the best that I can give..I cant deny that it was part of the reason too that I think that this job should be able to secure my future as well..which is much more a realistic and main issue that parents nowadays are concern short, make as much money as possible is all they want to see..and that's why you see a lot of parents sending their children to take up medical course no matter whether their children really wish to do so..of course, there are a lot of medical students who chose that course due to their interest as well..I'm just stating the situation that some of the students are facing.."Money" had always been the main issue at least in 60% of cases when students are choosing their pathway to go..either they are considering whether that profession will makes you earn "how much" or "how much" do we need to pay to send you to this course..but no matter how, I still believe that passion is the most important factor to consider when coming to choosing which course to take..It is the main factor to determine your future as well..just like a student who studying Law will become a lawyer in future and a student who study accounting will become an accountant in cant have student studying Law to do accounts and an accounting student to become a lawyer..

When coming to the point to choose which university to go..I really believe that this is a very important issue to consider about now..this was not what I thought before I coming to Monash..because when I first enrolled, students from different countries and colleges all end up like me..going into the same Uni same school or even same that point I do think that it doesn't really matter where are you coming from and who you will all end up in the same place same position and it is just different pathways that each of you may had chose to bring you here today..a lot of people had always been telling me that you will end up to be a pharmacist no matter which university you go..why bother to pay more or bother to go so far..but things are just aren't that simple..a university and an environment shapes who you are..a spoon feeding teacher and a teacher who always force you to brainstorm will make a big difference in your thinking skills, capability as well as your personality..not just in studies but in life as well..this concept just make a huge difference..different course content will shape you to possess various characteristics and different level of sense of responsibility as well...the way the university is conducting and practicing does make a difference..and I do personally think that Hong kong and Singapore (in asia) are providing excellent education system..

Nonetheless, your personality and your determination decide who you will be in the future and your achievement that you will be frank I'm not quite a optimistic fact negative thinking will first comes to my mind when I encounter a problem..which may not even in a problem to others..but ever since I joined MUVP, I've learned a very valuable thing from it..I'm not physically involve in volunteering work outside the university yet..still doing admin work..but the way the team works is just too awesome..impossible thing turns possible when everyone has a positive thinking and always encourage each other..each idea that presented by a member is a good idea and will be discuss and decide the action together..objectively evaluated and accept the outcome with open heart..and being pro-active, self-confident as well..who doesn't know that being optimistic is a good thing and encourage each other and unselfish-ly contribute will make a great difference..but how many people will actually practice that? I can't 100% do that..I do being very selfish sometimes in my life..that's  also part of the reason that makes me think that an environment is very important..a good university does not only provide you an environment to study to pursue your dream but it does shape your personality as well..which I think is the most important thing that I want to achieve in my life...

For some reason, I do see a lot of friends who viewed study as all that they have for their life..and if they cant perform as they targeted for themselves, they feel extremely disappointed and depress over it..well, to me, life is not just about study..there is a lot of other things that contribute to our life as well and it is important that we gain a balance between studies and the other factor..for example helping people-in-need, kinship, relationship, friendship etc..I've seen quite a lot of my friends or people who are same aged with me already owning a shop or starting their working career or like my MUVP team member who are constantly going for volunteering work such as with Dignity, Shelter home, WAO, Ps the Children etc....whether successfully or not, they are doing something that they want to achieve in life..and that proves that life is not just about study..there's a thousand of other things that you can do other than is all about what you want to achieve and how you want yourself to be..what kind of person you want to be..and last but not least,

The secret of life : Being contented

I read some articles which were about being contented in life and one of it mentioned that 

"We are always aiming to achieve more. We believe that once we have reached a certain quota, we would have established the amount that would make us happy enough. The truth is, is you cannot appreciate what you have in this moment, you won't be able to appreciate anything else, because even if you have one million in your account, you will need two million to be happy. And on and on. Having a sense of direction is really having a goal. The difference is, our actions are more geared towards self expression as opposed to personal acquisition. "

Content makes poor men rich; Discontentment makes rich man poor - Benjamin Franklin

It is coming to the end of semester two by the way..which means I'm gonna finish my first year soon!! Wheehee..enjoy to the fullest =D..few pictures here, randomly chosen just to share =D
Me with my short hair..It does looks like long hair, don't you think so?? I do miss my long hair :(

Monash BPharm 2010 intake =D
Coffee : My best patner

A rat : which I dissected it myself during Physiology practical..I lost my appetite after that a bad experience..worse than what I thought I was able to wasn't too bad when I dissected a frog during Form 5..but definitely not this won't want to have this experience *trust ME*
A cream that I made myself =D
Solution that I made
* I do read formulations on different medication oils or medicine nowadays =) even like "Ru yi you" XD *hahahaha*
Rotatory evaporator

My awesOm3 group memberssS =D
Crystal that we got from experiment =D

Good night, all. xoxo

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