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Air-stewardess

When I saw the notification for recruitment of air-stewardess in the SIA website, I was delighted. I have always dreamt of being one of those pretty girls I see on the airplane and going to all sorts of places.

The interview is on the 27th of January. I really wanted to go. Even if I can’t get in, at least I kmow that I have tried.

I asked Mum about it and she asked me to talk to Dad about it. I kind of expected her to encourage me to go, so I was a bit disappointed by her answer.

Then I thought about it. I spend three years in polytechnic to become a nurse, and I become an air-stewardess without even working as a nurse at all? Isn’t that dumb?

Then my Mom gave me even more reasons why I should not go for the interview. She says, what if I actually got in, what will I do then? I have not finished my diploma. I will have a lot of headache deciding whether to accept the offer or not.

I thought about it and came to a conclusion.

I will work as an actual staff nurse for one to two years in probably TTSH. Then I will go for the SIA interview if I am still interested in becoming an air-stewardess by then. If I get in, I can happily become an air-stewardess or remain as a nurse. If not, I can continue to be a nurse until I know what my calling really is.

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New Year Resolution

Okay, so a new year is here, but I really don’t feel anything special. No shouts of joy, no feeling of happiness.

Yes, Pattie have answered me that the Reading the Author Challenge ends in December 2007. It seems that I have just missed it. It’s okay, I shall just make it my new year resolution to read all of Jodi Picoult’s books.

Right, talking about new year resolutions. I make them, not really because I want to, but mostly out of necessity, do that I will have some goal and (hopefully) the year will be spent fruitfully. I have realised that the reason my New Year resolutions have all gone down the drain is because I was overly ambitious. So, this year, I’m going to make it nice and simple:

  • have a better realtionship with Mum (communicate more)
  • learn to sketch
  • read all of Jodi Picoult’s books

Simple enough? Let’s hope I can actually follow through with them this time.  

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Christmas Special

I’ve always wanted an English Christmas. The kind where you gather at an old English house (bunglow) with the whole family. The house will be will warm and inviting, with a nice fire at the fireplace while it snows outside. The floors does not necessarily have to be carpeted, although they are most likely to be carpeted. There will be a real pine tree in the living room with Christmas decorations put up by hand by the whole household. There will be loads of beautifully wrapped presents under the tree, all waiting to be opened.  

Everyone in the house has arrived and the feast begins.  There will be roasted turkey stuffed with delicious filling hand-made lovingly by the mother. There will also be the puddings and the logcake and everything else. There willl be warmth and love as the dinner continues well into the night. After a delightful feast, everyone goes to bed.

Christmas Day is finally here and the family gathers around the Christmas tree and start exchanging presents. There will be exclamations and shouts of joy from the children. The family then goes out and watches a play or something like that.

Christmas Day draws to an end and everyone starts to leave, one by one, until the whole house is filled with nothing but the memories. 

Anyway, Merry Christmas to all! May everyone have a blessed year ahead and may all you wishes come true.

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NAPFA

Today was really embarrassing. Toatlly humiliating.

After attachement at TTSH, I went down to school to take the NAPFA test as I did not go the last time due to a very bad headache.

I have finished the sit and reach, standing board jump, shuttle run and sit-ups (I will have to retake this one because I flubked this and I will fail the whole thing if I fail any one of them).

So I started ny 2.4km run. I was supposed to run six rounds in total. When I fhinished the second round, I was feeling nausea and short of breath. Everything was blur and I was having leg cramps. The paramedics saw this and they came over to ask if everything was alright. I said that I felt like fainitng and they brought me aside to sit down and rest. They gave me glucose diluted with water. They meansured my heart rate and oxygen level. The paramedics say that I have irregular heart beat so they decided to send me to NUH A&E for a thorough checkup.

They did an ECG for me and I spent two hours waiting in the bloody trolley waiting for a doctor to see me. Guess what? They tell me that there is nothing wrong, gave me an appointment with the cardiologist and some medicine and sent me home.

Not only did I flunk my NAPFA test, I have also managed to thoroughly humiliate myself. Now I wwish that there is really something wrong with my heart so that I least I don’t feel like an idiot.

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PRCP at The Start

Right, so I have managed to manage to survive one week of Pre-Registration Clinical Placement (PRCP) in ward 9C of TTSH. So, this is what has been happening to me for the past two weeks.

5 November 2007

Today is the first day at TTSH. I have not been here for so long, this place feels a bit unfamiliar. Anyway, today is Orientation conducted by Lay Hoon. Nothing much, she just told us how to do well during PRCP and stuff like that.

She commented to me that I have lost weight and she sounded very concerned when she asked if everthing is alright. That’s the thing I love about her. She really cares about each and everyone of us sincerely.

Have I really lost so much weight? Is it really that obvious?

6-9 November 2007

So I have started my PRCP for real. I am rather scared that I will commit some error unknowingly and fail my PRCP, but it is no use worrying about it. I guess I will just do my best and hope that everything turns out well.

I am now working as an AN in the ward, doing all the junior stuff, for this week and the next. I will only start taking case on the thrid and fourth week onwards. This is good in the sense that it enables me to understand the ward routine before I start to do junior staff nurse work.

All is well except that the ITE students can really make me puke blood. They are so irresponsible! They leave things half-done, they do things just to get their logbooks signed and they always don’t come back when they said they would. They diasappear without telling anyone where they are going and reappear again the the ward HOURS later, acting as if nothing happened.

Once, I asked an ITE student to help me take two hourly parameters as I have to finish the hypocount round before the diets are served to the patients. She agreed to do it, but she said that she has to tell her friends about the break time. I mean it is okay if you go for five to ten minutes. No, she took half an hour. When she came back, she wnet into the cubicle where I happened to be in and asked her friend to go for break RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME. She probably didn’t see me, and when she did, she smiled at me as if nothing is wrong. In the end, I did the hourly parameters and everthing else. I did not see them until we were about to pass report to the afternoon staff.

Sometimes I really have the urge to either kill them or tell them off right in the face. Really.

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A Good Deed

I did a good deed today and I am feeling proud of myself.

Xiu Yi and I were in the lift, we were going for our break. The lift stopped at level 3 and an uncle in wheelchair came in. I could that he was having some difficulty with the wheelchair. The lift stopped at level 2 and the uncle wanted to get out. He was struggling with the wheelchair and I offered to push him out of the lift. Once outside, the unlce was still struggling with the wheelchair. I decided to help him to the end. I pushed him into the Endoscopy Centre where he was told that the girl he was looking for no longer worked there.  Then I brought him downstairs to the Kopitiam where I helped him buy his food and settled him down comfortably at a table. The unlce wanted to treat me to lunch for helping him but I declinedhis kind invitation. I did not help him because I expected some kind of reward. I helped him because I wanted to.

By the time I had bought my food, half of my half-an-hour break is gone but I am beaming inside bacause I know I just made someone’s day today.

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Birthday Present

Okay, after almost eight months of waiting, I finally received my birthday present from my favourite cousin, Vania. Yesterday, she messaged me, saying that she changed my birthday present and that it is very special and unique. I was filled with a sense of anticipation.

Guess what she got me? Water Babies. It’s a kind of fertilizer, which you put in a bottle and it grows. It’s not THAT bad really, I was just thinking of what could happen…

For example, I wake up in the middle of the night and I am feeling thirsty. I look around in my half-opened eyes and see this bottle filled with strange bubbles. My mind by then would not have registered that this is in fact fertiliser and therefore NOT EDIBLE and I happily drink it, maybe frowning a bit at the funny taste.

Hmmm… I wonder, will I start growing plants from my mouth?!

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