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can't remember the last time i posted on my blog. not sure if this is a good or bad sign. maybe it's a good sign- shows i'm maturing and no longer do i need an outlet to vent.
or either, stressful times have not arrived.

so back in the UK for almost 2 months now. I know this cause it's the end of my 2nd placement. every placement is now 4 weeks with no breaks in between.
getting a bit more clinically confident now. pretty damn proud when the GP told me that my clinical judgement is safe and usually spot-on. In the wards as well (doing acute surgery now), getting a bit better with venepunctures and venflon insertions and I'm not such a bozo when it comes to integrating respi, cardio and git examinations (for patients who are on acute assessment or surgical wards... they need everything checked)
But obviously, nothing is all well and dandy. Knowledge wise... i need to severely brush up my general medicine and surgery facts. Pretty damn embarrassing when you can't explain the definition of carcinoma in-situ to your consultant. I think on the other side of the world, my previous IMU lecturers all got a minor heart ache. Damn sri kumar/dr. thani lectures... stick in my brain will you?
Heart breakingly, my knowledge in 4th year is dwindling away as well. Can hardly remember the function of progesterone now. hahahahhaa.

damn :,,,,(

also handed in my job application for FY1&2 (house officer jobs). Will be staying put in Yorkshire, probably around Leeds if all goes well. I just need to pass my finals now.

winter is here also. freezing! average temperature has been below 6C. It's crazy. And definitely not enjoying the stupid darkness. Feel like I've transformed into a true snake now... when the temperature gets cold I just become really lazy and sleep or lie in bed. Heck... I hardly cook now since I'm so lazy. Been eating instant crap for the past 2 days or stealing food from my housemate. hahaha. I need to cook for them now.

On a more sour note, one of my housemates will be leaving this weekend. She has been, honestly, one of my closest friends here. Stuck together in a foreign country and being my housemate for the past 1 year +, she probably will know me better than most of my other friends now. It's really sad to see her leave and sometimes, I feel like I could have helped her, but.... nothing really can be done now. I really hope she does come back next year. With her leaving, I also hope that nothing changes amongst "our gang" now. She has always been the "lynch pin"- the person everyone calls to ask if anyone else has any plans, the person people go to when they want to hang out. With everything that has befallen her, I hope this does have a silver lining for her. May she meet the man of her dreams back in Malaysia (haha!), have an epiphany about finding her true happiness in life or maybe, just making her a better person than she already is with a brighter future ahead.