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Visa Guidelines is back

Alhamdulillah, I got married to a lovely lady by the name of Sarah and we're enjoying our new phase in life since that momentous day.

And yeah, I graduated from the University of Nottingham and thus, escaping from the evil clutches of my medical school. woot2! probably needs a post on this as well but yeah, maybe later.

at the bottom of this blog, there is an article on visa guidelines for medical students graduated from UK medical schools under MARA scholarship who are planning to work as an FY1 doctor in the UK.

After all, it was my visa guidelines which i made 5 years ago that helped me to get to know a lot of people and for some, have now become my close friends. And it helped a lot of other people as well. So I hope that this guideline would ease your efforts a bit. Visa application is always confusing.

Scroll down to the bottom for the guideline

Thursday, November 10, 2011

under pressure

It's me again.


1 word that's enough to make me feel exhausted.

It's tiring, repetitive, demanding..I fell like I'm already in a working environment.

My life is hectic. 

If you say "busy", I'll say "Microbiology".

In addition to that, Nottingham Games is on the weekend before our 1st exam. Like seriously? I'm not sure why I did that. For one thing, I know it's not to please anyone.

Maybe that's the reason why I'm feeling this way right now. I want to redeem myself for the first 2 years of Medicine. THIS is not redeeming. THIS is jeopardizing everything I have ever planned. 

Working in the lab sure makes my 3rd year stressful. Pastu ada orang yang tak faham bahasa kan; instead of being supportive, they become annoying. Annoyingly obnoxious. 

My mode right now is "like i care". So, if you think of saying something to me, firstly, imagine me saying this phrase to you. Yeah, like I care.

I need time for myself. I have to reorganize my life schedule. Things are not going smooth right now. I am not being me. 

Emo giler post ni.

Now, I'm going to continue...

In life, Allah will test you to your limits. If you're not good at handling this, you're going to find it hard to survive in this life.

Firstly, the exam is on Wednesday. I have like 5 days to prepare right? Well, not really. Minus Notts Games, minus orang datang rumah. But one thing's for sure. I'm not going to quit cause that's not being me and that's not what Allah wants me to be. I can study on Sunday and even on Nottingham Games when everyone's outside. And I'm going to shut my phone off when the time is right.

Secondly, you are going to ignore people. Yes, ignore people that don't understand you. Don't bother if they annoy you. They're just minor distractions in life. Apologize if you cannot meet the deadline and suggest another mutually acceptable date. If they say they're busy, that's probably because they have never been in a Microbiology lab.

Thirdly, I will keep calm and carry on. Basically, what I'm feeling right now is because I have an IMPORTANT exam next week. Plus, a section of my dissertation to be submitted on Monday. In addition to the Scrabble tournament that I had no idea that we're sending more than 2 people from Nottingham to play. Argh, stress!


Now, apart from all those negative vibes that you can get from reading the above writings; I'll let you know what made my day in this week:

1. On Monday, I got an email saying that I got the position that I was applying for. It's something that I had wished for so long, alhamdulillah. This will make my life at the university more interesting. And yesterday was the day for the first briefing for my new position. I love my new job! Makes me feel jubilant despite the gloominess of the evening sky. The meeting was held at 4.15pm and I know I was smiling at that time.

2. Yesterday, Jeni, a lady who's working in the same lab as I am; revealed to me that my project is going towards a different direction with new techniques, new methods which could lead to new discovery, iA. And yeah, less dull than what I've done previously. Plus, she's the one who suggested it to Dr Kim. Thanks Jeni for making me feel more hopeful.

3. Banana milkshake. Cami promised me that he'd get me a banana milkshake. It took him months :P But it makes me smile nonetheless when he finally gave it to me yesterday.

4. Tempe. Semalam aku goreng tempe, pergh..bila makan terus rasa happy.

5. And of course, this:

Gambar ni tak sempat nak masuk birthday post, huhu

Techinically, I received this gift last week on the night of Eid Ul-Adha but still, bila tengok rasa macam nak tergelak & rasa bersyukur sebab ada kawan yang sanggup go to a distance to make my day. Thank you. Still tak nak keluar kan dari plastik sebab rasa macam sayang nak pakai, haha.

Ok, that's all for now. I need to sleep early. My lab sessions are very challenging. Right now, it's like 7-6.

And when I have too many things at hand, one after another, I remember 94:7...

9 reviews:

  1. my life is hectic too..hate when it comes to exam week.

  2. true, but i only have one day of exam and that's enough to make everything hectic -_-"

  3. 'every difficulty there is relief'

    All the best.. InsyaAllah... :]

    from your previous posts, i can assume that you are such a good person and can manage your time properly, so, no tension2 k... :)

    p/s: by the way, memang hectic pun dekat2 nak exam... >.< tapi Allah kan selalu ngan kite... :')

  4. to muhammad fazli,


    thank u~

    to Mohd Herie Dahlan,

    just what i needed! a reminder from a friend :)

    Allah dekat dgn kita :')

  5. I happened to bump into fiqry a couple of times last year in the mornings and he was always smiling.. I know the time of the day might make a difference, but in the end, its you who decides whether you want to smile or not :)

    Anyway, in regards to being stressed out by working in the lab, my only advise is to be sabr.. Patience adlan, patience.. I dont know how it feels, true, but, if its any consolation at all, the rest of us are struggling too at the moment, although we might not be expressing it..

    When u feel like giving up,
    Just know that what you're going through will soon end..

    Sepenat mana pun kita, by the end of the day, always remember for who we're doing all this for..

    And if looking forward to the future doesnt help, just remember all the blessings that He has bestowed upon you all these while.. It may be the slightest simplest thing like scoring an A in the dissection assessment, to getting a first class in CS, it could be a well done from a tutor, or the chance to explore the world..even the blessings to be able to breathe and wake up in the morning should make any person be grateful to Allah :)

    Its a phase adlan, and no matter how tough, how difficult, how tiring, how painstakingly everything is at the moment, just believe that you'll get through it insyaallah. You always do

    And although my favourite verse in the quran has changed over the years, 94 still remains as one of my favs

    Ganbatte and start chilling


  6. Oh tu nasihat untuk diri sendiri jugak

  7. ALLAH help u Adlan Wafi. go go chaiyokk...:) no more stress ok? just relax n cool. as a muslim pray is the key. hope u'll success in ur life aameen

  8. thank you for the reminder!

    may Allah bless you, iA