It has been a really long time since I last logged into my blog and type something.
It has been an amazing 2013 for me! So many first times in my life!
My 2012 ended with a batch New Year's eve party at Zhen Qiang's place, and then we welcomed 2013 together back in Seremban. That was because we were preparing for EOS 9. (Seriously? This felt like it was just yesterday!) Then, on my Jan 1st, my girls (Esther and Li Teng) and I went to have chee cheong fun near Esther's house because we were supposed to discuss past years after breakfast (studying on New Years? Yucks!)
I am thankful to have made through EOS 9, then went on to Batu Pahat for 5 months. It was a bitter sweet place. I stayed with friends (LT, Sak and Mesan). I am used to staying with LT, but new housemates were fun too. I am in my room most of the time. I also tried to exercise more. I ate lots of maggi noodles too. I try to go home every weekend. My great bf stayed with me in Batu Pahat most of the time, because he was going to go off to US soon.
I also travelled to many places because he was there for me most of the time. We went to Malacca at least twice in 5 months! We went to Legoland, Johor Premium Outlet and Singapore!! The greatest thing of all for the trips? He always has a plan, and my task? To choose the place I would like to stay and enjoy! I remember how we decided we would stay in long distance relationship for 7 years. I will just stay in Malaysia to complete my housemanship, medical officer and then pray for a specialization. How will can I ever dream about USMLE? I hate exams, obviously I cannot do OBA.
He left on June 7th, and I stayed strong for the next few months for EOS 10. Semester 10 was a torture mainly because I have to portray the ugly side of me - getting cases I want without caring much for others. I think I have made more enemies than friends, and lost friends along the way. But deep down, I am still the caring doctor - I was given the task to care for a palliative care patient by visiting her home, listen to her, talk to her, make her happy. Although she is gone now, I know I have never failed to make her comfortable and I have no regrets.
Completing medical school was the biggest achievement in 2013! Then I also experienced teaching (when I thought teaching was never my thing), I actually like it! I also did marketing before I came to US. Now, I am unemployed (and hope to get employed in 2014/15). I flew alone to Tucson in October. Besides Tucson, I have only been to San Franscisco and Pheonix. The short 1 week in SF was one of my happiest moment in 2013! In the US, I shopped like a crazy woman just because online shopping is so convenient and Thanksgiving sales was madness!
I had many first times in Tucson - going to Walmart, driving on the opposite side of the road, Thanksgiving dinner, Thanksgiving sales, having my own Christmas tree, shopping for presents, anticipating Christmas to come because I want to see my presents and getting to know Dr Lee and family was my ultimate blessing!
I hope my results will turn out to be good and sufficient to apply for what I want. That is all I want for 2014, besides staying healthy and happy.
Goodbye 2013, you have been great and I thank you for that. Please let me have a amazing 2014!