Thursday, February 10, 2011

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Personality test

Clearly I'm bored. Did this personality test from this website

Your view on yourself:

You are down-to-earth and people like you because you are so straightforward. You are an efficient problem solver because you will listen to both sides of an argument before making a decision that usually appeals to both parties.

The type of girlfriend/boyfriend you are looking for:

You like serious, smart and determined people. You don't judge a book by its cover, so good-looking people aren't necessarily your style. This makes you an attractive person in many people's eyes.

Your readiness to commit to a relationship:

You are ready to commit as soon as you meet the right person. And you believe you will pretty much know as soon as you might that person.

The seriousness of your love:

You are very serious about relationships and aren't interested in wasting time with people you don't really like. If you meet the right person, you will fall deeply and beautifully in love.

Your views on education

Education is less important than the real world out there, away from the classroom. Deep inside you want to start working, earning money and living on your own.

The right job for you:

You have many goals and want to achieve as much as you can. The jobs you enjoy are those that let you burn off your considerable excess energy.

How do you view success:

You are confident that you will be successful in your chosen career and nothing will stop you from trying.

What are you most afraid of:

You are afraid of things that you cannot control. Sometimes you show your anger to cover up how you feel.

Who is your true self:

You are full of energy and confidence. You are unpredictable, with moods changing as quickly as an ocean. You might occasionally be calm and still, but never for long.

6 weeks

Finals is in another 6 weeks. Ready or not?

Therefore, I must improve my knowledge. Then I'll be confident in facing the exam. But then, even my knowledge is not improve, I still to be confident in facing the exam. Hehehe.

Recently all my friends in UK have been allocated to their medical jobs, due to start in August after graduation in July. Most are happy with their choices, some are not. But at least they get to choose...

What about Malaysia? Hmmm..

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Final year, huh?

I really don't want to graduate yet. There are just too many things that I have not done. If I only I could only turn back time....

Afterall, knowledge-wise, I still do not know a lot. Attitude ada, maybe not necessarily the aptitude. Baru saja last week my consultant cakap my knowledge in gen surgery is poor.Konon mau jadi neurosurgeon.....

Must work harder this year. Cannot slack off again

Friday, September 25, 2009

my (only) 95% resolution

With a 5% heavy heart I wrote this email...

Dear Barts and The London,

I would like to officially withdraw from the UK Foundation Programme (UKFPO) application as I plan to return to work in Malaysia after graduation . Please take note. Thank you.

Yours truly,
Aaron Wilson

Saturday, February 28, 2009


I have become more of an observer than active participant. Metaphorically speaking I become a discreet stalker rather an enquirer.

When I look at people, the I ask myself: how are/were they like in the future/past? What would they be doing if they were not here talking with me? Is this external appearance a reflection of the innerside of the mind, soul and spirit?

I find myself enjoy doing this a lot when I'm silent. That's why I quite enjoy being in a group of new people who like to talk a lot.

Damn, why I ever bother wasting time doing this activity?

Tuesday, January 20, 2009


Medical school is like trying to eat five pancakes every morning for breakfast.

Text for the video above:

At the beginning of each course, we’re given a syllabus telling us how we’re going to be graded, the question break-down for each test, and the schedule of lectures each day for the next 4-5 months. Nothing is going to sneak up on you unless you can’t read the print on the page (in which case you’re blind and things sneak up on you all the time).

But it’s sunny outside or snowing outside or Tuesday. Whatever. You’re in medical school to become a doctor, not to be in a classroom (scheduling conflicts here) and you find yourself out on the weekends, maybe catching a movie on the weekday, and so on. You blow off the first week of any course because the material is supposed to be introductory and you certainly blow off the first week after any exam to recuperate. Maybe you take off two weeks if it was especially difficult and draining.

Eventually though, the next exam is closer than the last exam and you have to return to the desk and pretend to be a serious student. The first week back studying, you won’t be as efficient and as familiar with the material as you were leading up to the last test, so there’s some built-in catching up to do. You can’t understand the material taught TODAY because you blew off the introduction, so until you catch up, you keep falling behind. By the time you’re back in your stride the exam is so close you can feel it’s breath on your neck and you still have material to cover on a first pass. Let’s not forget: you haven’t reviewed or committed anything to memory at this point.

It’s now that you understand the truth:Medical school is like trying to eat five pancakes every morning for breakfast.

You know you can do it. A Premed advisory committee endorsed you saying, “He has the stomach for it. He’s committed.” And you prove them all right. Every day you show up with your first-year optimism and your annoying hunger for learning and you clean that plate (just kidding, it’s adorable). But you begin to notice that those pancakes are slowing you down a little each day and the sugar highs and lows are screwing with your sleep. Smart person that you are, you decide to pass on the flapjacks one day. You think to yourself, “Self, I’m going to eat ten pancakes tomorrow so that I don’t have to eat any today.”

But it never stops. Turns out that “self” isn’t the most responsible lender, and before you know it there are 40 pancakes in front of you and your plate needs to be clean by tomorrow. So yeah, at this point it looks impossible. But really, it’s your fault.

In the future, as I like to imagine it, I’ll be in charge of all medical school admissions. The process will be six weeks long and will consist of nothing more than showing up each morning to eat five pancakes, at which point you can then go about whatever you were going to do that day. At the end of the five weeks a few jaded, newly diabetic hopefuls will come to my office and, mixed with both pride and resignation say, “I did it. I finished those goddamn pancakes.”

“Wow,” I’ll say. “That’s very impressive. You must be very proud, and your parents must be very proud. Just one more thing.” They’ll reflexively clutch their stomachs, shifting their girth from one hip onto the next and groan, “What’s that?”

“Regurgitate it.”

Friday, December 19, 2008

I'm very proud of BL (once again)

From: "VP Association"
Date: Fri, December 19, 2008 11:41 am


Dear Colleagues,

We want to take this opportunity to thank all staff in the School of
Medicine and Dentistry for their marvellous efforts which have propelled
SMD into the top tier of research active medical schools, as announced
yesterday in the RAE results and reported in today's press.

This has contributed to an astonishing ascendancy of Queen Mary in the
league tables. In RAE 2001, QM was 48th in the Times Higher rankings. In
2008, we are now 13th out of 132 universities in the UK, one place
behind Edinburgh In the Guardian rankings we are 11th (the Guardian
does not count two small mono-subject institutions). Across QM as a
whole, Humanities and Social Sciences also performed at a very high

QM belongs to the smaller research intensive 1994 group of universities,
while the 20 larger research intensive universities form the Russell
Group. QM performed better than 12 Russell Group universities,
including Birmingham, Cardiff, Glasgow, Kings, Leeds, Liverpool,
Newcastle, Sheffield, and Southampton.

Detailed comparisons between medical schools are not available at the
moment because different schools entered different units of assessment.

However Dentistry in UoA10 had a brilliant result. Based on quantity of
3* and 4* outputs, we were first equal with Manchester, and when this
was converted to rankings we were 2nd out of 14 UK dental schools.

In other units of assessment the medical school performed incredibly
well. To use the information and rankings published in Times Higher

UOA2-Cancer, 3rd of 14 submissions in terms of 3* and 4* work, joint
5th overall ahead of Oxford, Imperial, KCL and UCL.

UoA4- Hospital subjects (ICMS), joint 1st with Cambridge and Edinburgh
in terms of 3* and 4* papers, joint 7th overall out of 28 ahead of
Manchester, Newcastle and Southampton.

UoA6- Epidemiology (Wolfson Institute) , 2nd of 21 in terms of 3* and 4*
papers, 3rd overall ahead of Oxford, UCL and Bristol.

UoA7-Health Services Research, joint 5th out of 24 in terms of 3* and
4* papers, joint 7th overall out of 28, 4th overall ahead of Oxford,
UCL and KCL.

UOA9-Psychiatry, joint 10th out of 17 of 3* and 4* papers, 12th

UoA15- Preclinical and Human Biological Sciences ( WHRI), 3rd in terms
of 3* and 4* papers, 4th overall out of 13 ahead of KCL, Bristol and

We expect that these results will guarantee Barts and the London School
of Medicine and Dentistry as being ranked one of the top 10 medical
schools in the UK, and with a fair wind, higher than that, in the same
company as Oxford, Cambridge, Imperial and UCL.

Our congratulations and many thanks to all of you who contributed to
this fantastic result.

Best wishes,

Nick Wright