It's my birthday post! As always..haha
Dear readers, I'm currently in Lincoln for my 4th attachment - Critical Illness. You know what? I've been blessed with 3 nice consultants for the past 3 attachments. I really hope the 4th one will be nice as well because it is during this attachment where I will have to sit for my resit (see what I did there? Nope? Never mind). I really need as much free time as possible.
Anyway, let's talk about my birthday. It started in the morning with me going to the city at dawn for usrah :D What an awesome way to start the day huh? Then, I met the people I care even though it was for a short while. Later, I stole Ashraf Zakwan and we had awesome time at Caffe Nero and Subway. Most of the time, I kept telling him that I didn't want to go to Lincoln today. Such a baby, haha.
Then, I packed my bags anyway cause I didn't have a choice :P The train ride itself was an hour long. Once arrived, I called the numbers for the taxi but none answered. I overheard from a lady who was at the train station saying that they're all busy. And I'm like..really? Busy for what? It's Sunday. There were around 4 people in front of me queueing for a taxi which didn't seem to arrive even after 15 minutes. Then I decided to begin another Amazing Race adventure by walking to the hospital. Hosni did tell me it was about 30 minutes by walking but I was ready to face the challenge. I used my trusty iPhone 5 and followed the directions on Google Maps. After several minutes, I've apparently went the other way, lol! So I had to make a U-Turn and had to walk in front of the people who were still hopefully waiting for a taxi. Sedikit malu di situ tapi kalau dalam Amazing Race, confirm diorang kena eliminate cause they're still there! Haha.
As I was walking, I realised that I'm approaching the bus stop and checked my phone that the next bus was coming in the next 7 minutes or so. My bags were pretty heavy. They consist of kicap, vaio, periuk nasi, ribena drinks, kuali tefal, buku final year, buku resit, my birthday mug, shoes, crocs and so much more. I didn't think it's a good idea for me to walk 30 mins to the hospital with a kicap in my hand. So, I decided to catch the bus. During this time, I kept telling myself that there's no way I'm going to give up and said that I'm going to make it. Kan bagus if I actually have this spirit for my Paeds resit ;P Nonetheless, I managed to hop on the bus and made my way to Lincoln County Hospital.
I know, macam nak pindah terus tapi minah sebelah bilik ni sepuluh kali keluar masuk bilik pon tak habis lagi barang dia ;P
The road to Lincoln County Hospital was hilly and filled with branches. No kidding, I had to kick a branch out of the way cause it was blocking the road as I need to drag my huge brown bag on the pavement. Guess what? I also had to carry my bag up the stairs, yeah!! Hahaha. When I arrived, I felt so happy. I always have a good reaction when I see the accommodation provided for my clinical attachments. It's pretty good and very clean. The only drawback is that my flatmates have the obsessions of playing with their room doors. I'm so going to wake them up for Subuh with my alarm. Dapat berjemaah sekali kan, hehehe.
Look at the size of the table. I can become a nerd in no time.
Today, as a 24 year old, I'm very thankful that Allah has given me these 2 traits - my sense of humour and my sense of optimism. I'm thankful that I'm able to see the funny side of things; to be able to laugh easily and of course, my optimism which helps me to move forward & be persistent in searching for the silver linings in life. It was an awesome birthday. Allah reminded me of the personality that He has given me whilst I was carrying a kicap in my hand. Couldn't be better ;)
And of course, thank you for the wishes via email, Whatsapp, FB, letters and iMessages from my family members, my bestfriends (thank you for the black pens, I brought it with me to Lincoln), my friends and everyone else!
Let's make a wish shall we, make a du'a that we will never lose ourselves..that we shall always be true to who we are and be thankful for the personality that Allah has blessed us with. That's all for now, need to get some salmon for tomorrow...