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2010/02/28

Mid-term crisis

So, I've been chased up by 3 essay deadlines, struggling to learn the anatomy (and everything else) for the end-of-term exams. I have a test on Monday on mostly everything in the muscle module - upper limb, head and neck, back. I was not amused when a good friend of mine who's reading pharmacy commented, on facebook, 'well you just have to remember everything - that's easy isn't it?'. Well yes, easier than your last exam when you apparently only had to remember the NAMES of 25 drugs...

Gawd I'm such a b-i-t-c-h.

Despite all of this, I have managed to do various things these past few days, as well as waking up at 2 in the afternoon today. I did lock myself at med school for 6 hours working after that to... compensate but this failed.

Wednesday
I went to a classical concert in the evening - they played Mendelssohn's violin concerto in D minor. Amazing!

Thursday
First failure as a medical student!
Basically, at my fortnightly GP placement a long time ago (before Christmas) I was taking history from a patient with depression. I was supposed to ask, "What medication are you on?" but I was extremely nervous so I panicked and instead asked, "Are you on drugs?" (which roughly translates to「なんか麻薬でもしてるんですか?」)The look on the patient, I can never EVER forget.

And last week I was reminded of that horrible mistake again! My friends at the same GP placement were interviewing patients in the waiting room, and that same patient happened to be there waiting for a follow-up consultation. He asked them "Isn't that girl who giggles at everything and last time asked me whether I was on drugs, here today?". I happened to be shadowing the GP he was due to be seeing at the time, so when he walked in he had a massive grin on his face and said hello to me! FML.

Just when I thought the day couldn't get any worse, I went to the orchestra rehearsal in the evening. And the music students sitting around me are, like most music students, extremely bitchy. The guy sitting next to me, arguably, is better than me at the violin but he's a man-whore! I'm glad he's leaving this year since he's a 3rd year. I hate that guy. I could safely predict that, since I'm pretty much crap and shouldn't really be sitting there in 1st violin near the front anyway, he bitches about me behind my back too.

I take comfort in thinking that they spend all day playing the violin whereas I don't pick up the violin unless in rehearsal - I'd be scared if I was better than those people. Although my friend sitting in front of me in orchestra - who is a first-year medic - is probably better than most music students here.

I love classical music but I realised I don't enjoy playing it as much. Especially with unhappy bitchy music students. I do enjoy playing duets with my friend (2nd year medic) sporadically in the weekends though.

Friday
Had a three hour gap in the middle of the day, so invited an old friend from sixth form over. And had another attempt at making rock buns. Except he decided to make one massive rock bun which stuck on the oven tray because I forgot to grease it.

Went to a medics comedy show in the evening - hosted by mostly 4th and 5th years. Most of the jokes were things happening at hospitals though, but they were still really funny.

Miscellaneous
1) I am concerned about the possible Tsunami approaching Japan as part of the aftermath of the Chile earthquake.

2) On tuesday evening I was up until 4am-ish, watching the womens' figure-skating - despite having a nine-o'clock lecture the next morning. It wasn't a good idea. Why did all the Japanese competitors have to be right at the end? I was meaning to watch the second round, but I totally forgot - I have been informed that 真央ちゃん got a silver! I am so proud of her.

3) Apparently the debating society was going to host a public debate with a guest debater who is a former Islamic extremist. I wasn't going to go (since I had the stupid orchestra rehearsal) but I got an email saying it was cancelled due to 'unforeseen circumstances'. My friend (who does physics) said that actually, there was a petition going round all the departments to stop the debate from taking place as it incites hatred or encourages terrorist behavior or something. I didn't even know this was taking place. Why are medics always kept separate from people from other courses?

4) Apparently a lorry crashed into the footbridge within the campus. It ignored the height restrictions.

5) I made friends with the security guards at the entrance to the medical school. I don't know their names, but they always strike a conversation just as I leave and seems to remember me.

5) Trackback today is supposedly 「出産について」
which reminds me, there was a survey the other day circulated to all female medical students about whether they want to get married, when, would they get back to medicine after maternity leave AND how many kids they wanted! I put 3 (since I have 2 siblings!) - I was really surprised when, looking around the class, everyone put at least 3 or 4! OMG, good luck!

Anyway, back to "Some Lovers Try Positions That They Can't Handle". Of course I'm talking about the carpal bones!
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Mayちゃん!元気ですか?

津波は 思ったより小さくて大丈夫だったよ・・・
テレビでは ずっと津波情報が流れていたけどv-356

でも 天災って 突然で怖いね・・・
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