Thursday, December 22, 2011

All About Internship

Hey Readers!

Karena banyaknya pertanyaan melalui japri (jalur pribadi) terutama BBM, chat facebook dan YM dari temen2 sejawat yang baru lulus UKDI seputar internship, akhirnya saya memutuskan untuk membuat post ini, selaku salah satu manusia yang beruntung bisa merasakan program dinkes ini untuk pertama kalinya, ga ada salahnya kan berbagi?? Hehehe. Jadi post ini khusus dibikin dedicated to temen2 2005 dan 2006 yang baru lulus Pendidikan Dokter dan lulus UKDI dan akan segera menyusul melaksanakan internship. FYI, saya mendapatkan tempat internship di Kabupaten Situbondo bersama 14 orang lainnya :)

Okay, supaya praktis dan sistematis (halah) kita bikin format Q and A aja yaa.. Berikut adalah pertanyaan-pertanyaan yang sering diajukan pada saya :D

Q : Gimana pembagian kelompok internship? Boleh tuker2 nggak?
A : Sistem pembagiannya milih sendiri kelompok sejumlah 14-15 orang bebas, sehingga dari sekitar 150 orang calon dokter
internship ini terbagi jadi 10 kelompok. Nah, nanti masing2 kelompok mengajukan 1 wakil untuk ngambil undian TEMPAT
INTERNSHIP. Boleh tuker, asal dilakukan hari itu juga dalam waktu yang disediakan dan atas dasar suka sama suka, tanpa
paksaan atau sogokan :p

Q : Gimana kalo ada yang punya kepentingan khusus, misal sudah berkeluarga, atau punya penyakit tertentu yang harus rutin
berobat, atau berbagai alasan lainnya yang membuat seseorang PERLU ditempatkan di satu daerah A, misalnya. Apakah
boleh mengajukan "request"?

A : Boleh, silakan mengajukan request tersebut ke koordinator angkatan yang ditunjuk buat ngurusin segala tetek bengek
internship ini, ntar sang koordinator akan mengumumkan ke seluruh angkatan, siapa minta ditempatin dimana dengan
alasan apa. Kalo seangkatan setuju, beres lah, tergantung kesepakatan kalian sendiri :D

Q : Gimana pembagian stasenya? Ada jaga malem nggak?
A : Ini jawaban berdasarkan internship di Situbondo yaa.. Jadi dari 15 orang kelompok besar, dibagi lagi jadi 3 kelompok kecil masing2 5 orang, untuk masing2 stase di PUSKESMAS - POLI/RUANGAN - IGD, masing2 selama 4 bulan terus rolling. Buat di Situbondo, Puskesmas ada jaga malem dengan panjang shift jaga kayak DM dulu, Poli/ruangan nggak ada jaga malem, IGD dibagi 3 shift dari jam 7 a.m-2 p.m, 2p.m-9p.m, 9p.m-7a.m. Buat hari kerja SENIN-SABTU, tapi kalo post jaga malem libur :D Jadi kesimpulannya stase Puskesmas and IGD bisa diatur liburnya, rapel jaga pangkal rapel libur! yayness! hehehehe :p Kesimpulannya.. yang rada susah pulang kota pas stase poli, karena liburnya cuma Minggu aja, kecuali ijin. Jadi kalo mau nikah, ada hajatan, melahirkan, diatur aja ya biar pas stase IGD/PKM biar gak ribet ijin :D

Q : Gimana gaji a.k.a bantuan biaya hidupnya? apakah turun secara teratur? apakah mencukupi? (Ini pertanyaan rada2 retoris yaa sebenarnya :P)
A : Owkaaay.. Jadi mulai internship Februari, keluar gaji pertama April rapelan 3 bulan, terus keluar lagi Juni rapelan 3 bulan, and then Agustus akhir rapelan 3 bulan, daaaannn yang terakhir jengjengjeng... Barusan aja keluar 2 bulan... itu pun kurang Rp.2500, 2500 x 150 orang yaah lumayan lah buat maem bakso orang sedinkes :p *ups, becanda lhoyaaa, bukan suudzon* Yang 1 bulan masih menjadi misteri.. Jadi gak teratur gitu sih keluarnya.. Intinya jangan tergantung sama gaji internship, anggep aja nabung.. Cukup gak cukupnya relatif, tergantung lifestyle kita, tapi sedikit bocoran... Buat saya yang gaya hidupnya emang sedikit boros tapi juga ga boros2 amat, itu gajinya ga cukup :p Jadi masih ngeruk2 kantong ortu hehehehe..

NEXT!!

Q : Jatah cutinya berapa hari dalam setahun? Kalo mau ijin gimana? Mekanisme ijin?
A : Believe it or not jatah cutinya CUMA 3 HARI dalam setahun sodara2... hehehe. Tapi itu secara teoritis. Secara prakteknya sih jalinlah hubungan yang harmonis antar sesama dan kepada dokter2 PNS dan dokter2 pendamping kalian di tempat internship.. Alhamdulillah orang2 disini asik2 semua, bisa diajak kompromi, temen2 pun selalu siap memback up kalo ada keperluan yang urgent. Pokoknya bina lingkungan lah! *wink* Kalo mau ijin tinggal bikin surat tertulis aja. Kalo lebih dari jatah cuti kita, nantinya bakal disuruh mengganti di stase yang kita tinggalkan, kalo internship sudah selesai. Jadi kayak DM lah, mau ijin monggo, asal ngganti. Proses menggantinya gimana saya belum sampai ke situ, nanti bakal di update, owkay??

Q : Perlu bawa/nyiapin apa aja buat internship?
A : Okayy... berikut ini ya hal2 yang wajib disiapin/dibawa buat selama internship :)

1. Jas Dokter + Name tag - Penting!!! Mengingat tampang kita yang masih bocah.. kalo ga pake jas bakal dipanggil dak, dek, dak, dek aja ato kadang-kadang sus --" , selama internship ini saya hanya memiliki 2 buah jas dan itu cukup kok. Jumlah minimal 2 lah, kalo lebih makin bagus deh :D

2. Alat2 Kedokteran - Standard lah, kayak DM, tensi, temp, stetoskop, penlight, GDA (kalo punya)

3. Obat2an - Buat diri kita sendiri dan buat pasien yang sewaktu2 menggedor kos/kontrakan kita.. seriously! This happened a lot.. hehe.. Tetangga2 yang sakit minta diperiksa, ditensi, dan minta obat. Kalo cuma as.mef2 aja sih saya kasih, kalo udah yang mahal2 ya diresepi lah :D Sama buat diri kita gak kalah pentingnya. Saya sempet kena urtikaria hebat karena makan petis disini, padahal biasanya gakpapa. Belum lagi kalo batuk, pilek, mencret, be ready yaa, jaga kesehatan :D

4. Ijasah dan surat2 yang berhubungan dengan kelulusan, karena pas awal2 bakalan sering dibutuhin buat ngurus SIP Internship dan surat2 tugas bla3 gitu lah, siapin aja fotokopian yang berlegalisir itu.. jangan sampe ilang di terminal ya.. sia2 ntar sekolahmu 5taun nak... hehe.

5. Kamera - wajib yaa buat dokumentasi semua kegiatan yang kalian lakukan... soalnya di laporan2 kasus n mini proyek terutama di Puskesmas, pendampingnya minta foto2 kegiatan disertakan sebagai bukti. Selain itu terbukti berguna buat memfoto2 kasus2 di IGD kalo lagi males nulis :p

6. Kendaraan pribadi harus ada yaa minim tiap kelompok kecil ada lah.. Karena angkutan umum nol putul (di Situbondo ini sih) jadi kalo kemana2 harus naik kendaraan pribadi.

7. Laptop, printer, dan segala perkakas pembuatan laporan.

8. Last but not least... BRING YOUR OWN ENTERTAINMENT :D Saya beruntung lho.. alhamdulillah yah.. di kos ada wifi yg bayarnya cuma 50ribu sebulan unlimited... muhahahahahh... jadi kehidupan social networking terjamin... Ipod pun bisa kepake dengan maksimal.. buat yang tidak seberuntung saya harus berjuang ya men-trial and error modem yang gak lemot di daerah masing2 hehehe.. DVDs, comics, novels, angkuuuttt semua ke desa ya... semangat kakaak!! XD

Yah.. sementara itu aja sih pertanyaan2 yang sering ditanyain... Kalo ada pertanyaan lain, FEEL FREE TO ASK HERE YAA.. Komen di bawah aja.. atau di link yang di facebook.. biar semua bisa ikutan baca.. Bakal dijawab sebisa mungkin :)

Okay... selamat menikmati masa2 liburan sebelum masa liburan dibayar kalian dimulai! (Lagi positif banget nih hehehe :p) Semangaatt!!!

Oh iya, ini ada beberapa No. telp travel2 yang beroperasi di Jawa Timur, maybe they could help :)

SURYA TRAVEL SURABAYA - 031 8480847
CIPAGANTI TRAVEL SURABAYA - 031 5313168/031 5460302/ 031 58251202
BANYUWANGI TRAVEL SURABAYA - 031 5052255
BALI PRIMA SITUBONDO - 0338 675466 (So sorry... lost the Surabaya number, nanti diupdate kalo nemu yaa ;D)


*miss all 2005! Gak kerasa internship kita sudah hampir berakhiiirrr :')*

The superior doctor prevents sickness; The mediocre doctor attends to impending sickness; The inferior doctor treats actual sickness. - Chinese Proverbs-

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Quick Bandung Escape - Day 2, Play Day

Holaa readers :)

Back again with my quick holiday review. Read my previous post here :)

Day 2, The Trans Studio
On day 2 we were welcoming more cousins yeaayyy so we decided to go to the famous Trans Studio. We've seen hell a looottt of it on TV, I think it's a great way to promote the new theme park. So despite having already visited the one in Makassar, I'm still curious about how this one is going to be different. We went there big team, probably 9-10 of us, I'm so lucky I have various aged cousins that are so solid and really great for hanging up together haha. Our team consist of Mbak Citra (the eldest, 25 y.o.) and the youngest ones Akmal n Sabrina (about 5-6 year old) but hey, we can have fun together! Amazingness! :D

Apparently the Trans studio in Bandung is much more fun than the one in Makassar, there are several attraction that is exactly the same, but a lot of them are different. If you've been to the Universal Studio Singapore, the theme park layout and design might ring a (lot of) bell, but that doesn't matter. It is indoor so you're sweat free, rain free, and tan-free :D If you're a loyal Trans TV watcher (like I am, since I don't subscribe to cable) you'll feel really familiar with their attraction names like "Dunia Lain", "Jelajah", "Bolang adventure" which are also the names of Trans TV programs. Here are some tips and tricks to spend a day there and some of our fave rides!

1) The entrance ticket costs IDR 150.000 for Monday-Friday and IDR 200.000 for Saturday-Sunday, including all the rides, no exception, but once you get out, you can't go back in. I think it's quite reasonable price, but they don't cut the price for smaller kids, soo Sabrina and Akmal had to pay full price :( Consider that. They don't allow you to bring ANY food/drinks, so have a decent breakfast before! The foods inside are quite pricey but hey, theme park typical, hehe. The payment system is using top up card, so you deposit some money at the entrance and later you can always top up if you run out. They'll refund if you don't spend all your deposit. BUT the refund cashiers are far far away in the Bandung Supermall Foodcourt, so for me, I prefer not depositing too much, just the amount that I will spend.

2) They'll nicely give you a map which shows you the direction to each attractions, and also provides the information of which one fits the smaller kids, which one needs an adult for the kids to ride, and which one is only for bigger kids. But don't worry you won't have to memorize cause before each attraction there will be signs.

3) Fave rides/must ride for bigger kids/adults:
-The Yamaha Racing Coaster, the roller coaster, the only outdoor attraction in the theme park. Level of scream: Maximal; Level of dizziness: 6/10, Speed: Maximal, Level of palpitation before riding it: Maximal. Level of wanting to ride again afterward: Maximal :D

-The Giant swing, I did not ride :p That's because I really dislike any ride that cause dizziness and nausea.. But for my cousins who doesn't have problem with their balancing system, I think they enjoy this so much!

-The Vertigo, did not ride, either :p For the same reason as Giant swing. If you've rode the Kicir-kicir in Dufan, this is exactly like that and I'd a terrible nausea after riding the Kicir-kicir, so it's a no for me, but again, for the others this seems like a really great ride!

-The Science center - Level of awesomeness: Maximal, Level of not wanting to get out of there: Maximal XD Feel like a kindergarten kids again, there are so many awesome facts displayed cutely in this section. My fave was the "Nail Bed" where you can literally lay on bed of nails and feel like "debus" XD and the laser harpa. What's yours??

-The Land of the Giant, Level of scream: Maximal, Level of wanting to ride again: Maximal

-Jelajah, this one is exactly like the one in Makassar, but still fun to ride! recommended! Me and my sist already know the tricks not to get wet :p But won't spoil it here, hahaha :D

-The Dunia Lain, well.. For me this isn't scary at all hahahaha. Been to worst :p But for my sister and some of my cousins they don't even dare to open their eyes! So for you who have the guts, this is a must!

Well I think that was it. We enjoy our time so much. Really there's a kid inside everyone of us. Enjoy! You can read more about Trans studio by visiting their official site HERE.







Se how we were having so much fun?? Hope u'll do too! Do visit on weekdays if possible because of the time efficiency (you don't want to queue that long, right?) ciao for now! Have a blast day!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Quick Bandung Escape - Part 1, Shopping Day

Heyy readers :)

Had a 4-day Bandung trip 2weeks ago to attend my cousin's wedding (Congratz mas Adit-Dewi!) and here's a little review of the mini-escape!

The first impression.. Bandung was not as enjoyable as it used to be for a quick escape like this :( Mainly due to the visibly increasing traffic jam. Last time I went to Bandung was on March, about 8-9months ago, and just within that time I already notice that the roads were much, much, more crowded and so you cannot go to many places that you want just within a day. So you really need to plan your trip and go to places that is located in the same area or else you'll spent most of your time stuck in traffic.

First day-Shopping Day!
Me and my sister went to some local boutiques or nowadays it's called concept store, we'd been eyeing on. You know.. me and my sister are casual-but-still-don't-wanna-look-outdated-and-vintage-style-fashion junkie, and we really find problems finding those kind of clothes in Surabaya where we live.. It's a pity why our favorite clothing brands like cotton ink, picnic, is not available in stores here in Surabaya :( Our favorites were:

1).Widely Project located in jalan Riau, it is the stockist of clothes that we usually only able to buy online. We went there and yeayy it was like a closet full of our kind of clothes and dresses.. Shop shop shop!

2) Next we went to Happy go lucky, another shop with good quality local brands, price quite affordable. The building was so cuuute and uniquely designed (this is what I LOOVE about Bandung, the people are really creative in a cute way, that shopping experience is more than just shopping, but we were given a really enjoyable display view. Love love!

3) Pop Shop. Another popular concept store consists of fashion store (The Pop Shop), a cute barber corner, for your boyfriends who want a little shave while waiting their ladies shopping, called Barber Pop, and a finely designed cafe upstairs called Vanilla Kitchen and Wine, with a not-surprisingly affordable foods n desserts (Bandung typical! Nice place, affordable price) :). So it's a great one-stop weekend alternative. We tried their apple crumble, and it was yummmmm :) Love!

Here are some pics, hope you enjoy!




What I say unique displays.. cuteness! *Photos courtesy of Pop Shop and Happy Go Lucky*





*Photos courtesy of The Vanilla Kitchen and Wine*




*Me, my sist and my cousin at Vanilla*

Okay, gotta go prepare for my afternoon ER shift now, we'll continue my Bandung escape review on next posts, hope it helps! Ciao! :)

Friday, December 9, 2011

Magical

There are moments when we feel sad, happy, annoyed, and even elated.
But how often do you feel magical?
For me, it's not so often. And today I did feel that magical moment.

2 weeks ago, A patient came to the ER during my afternoon shift. He was brought by the family because of massive hematemesis or vomiting blood. He was so pale and his pulse was so weak I almost couldn't feel it. The family was crying. He's a chronic sufferer of a lethal lever disease called cirrhosis where the lever cells are fibrotic and don't function anymore. We have tried almost every attempt possible to stop the bleeding but it wouldn't last for long. I made the transfusion form immediately and even after he was stable and transferred to the room, only several hours later the nurse called reporting another episode of massive blood vomiting. So we double the intravenous line so that it was blood transfusion into right arm and resuscitation fluid into left arm. The hospital does not have facility for endoscopic vessel ligation so all we could do was try to stabilize the patient and later if possible, refer him to more capable hospital. But the amount of blood loss was too much and the blood pressure keep dropping. From what I saw he lost almost 2 liters of blood that time. At the end of the day I was really pessimistic about this patient, and I told the family to be prepared for the worst. The patient survived through my shift, and I went home that day being all so pessimist about him, feeling so pity and hoping the family will be strong when the worst happens. I was too sure he wouldn't survive anymore day.

Today, the patient came to the ER walking, smiling, bringing us food and saying thank you, apologizing for being such a "pain in the neck" that day, and said that he did not do it on purpose :') I was nothing but speechless. There he is, the same patient that I thought have already passed days ago, walking and smiling. I wanted to hug him. I wanted to hug GOD. I'm sorry for ever forgetting that despite all efforts humans make and all knowledge humans have, the decision is always up to GOD. Apparently He still want this patient to have some more time..

It was magical and I feel grateful to have the best job in the world that teach me so much life lesson and reminds me of how small we are, how little we can do, and how only God can make anything that seems impossible happens :)

p.s. Went to Bandung for my cousin's wed and finally visit Trans studio, the new theme park there, went there with lovely cousins, happy!


xoxo

Friday, November 18, 2011

Sneak Peak : My Essentials

Readers! :)

Probably you're all asking why I bother to write such blog like this. Well, I always love writing since I was little. I liked to write short stories and sent them to magazines, and got some of them published as well (Bobo, Mentari) ;) Writing, for me, is a therapy. To pour anything that goes through my mind. After a hectic or boring, fun or crazy day. This blog really is becoming my diary. Because there are moments that you want to remember, and some things you wanna share to others. I like re-reading my blog, because there are small details in those moments that I already forget and I recall only after reading my post written back then. I am really grateful I live in the internet era, where writing and publishing is easy, and free for everyone. There are space for everyone to show their creativity.

I love love loove blogwalking. There are some really great bloggers that I follow. Somehow I am so inspired by great things that they do and put on their blog, because I know they are all ordinary people like me who loves writing, and that what they put on their blog really exist in life, real and honest. I always prefer reading reviews from regular people rather than the experts. I agree with them more often :p Movie, books, beauty products, anything:) But of course we have to be selective.

Today's sneak peak into what's inside my bag.. I am a girl who refuses to leave home without my huge bag. I carry around the same bag everyday and my essential stuffs I cannot live without! That's why I hate to switch bags. Here you go :p



1. Brandless Drawstring Bag which is actually my sister's :p
2. Makeup case --> inside : Vanilla perfume, The Face Shop lipgloss, Clean n clear blotting paper, L'oreal infallible brown liner, loose powder. These are emergency kits for a woman really! :p
3. Phone case --> inside are my blackberry, Itouch and sometimes cdma phone.
4. Tissue, definitely a MUST! due to my hyperhidrosis, I really am one big contributor in tree extinction :( I'm really sorry, earth, for using so many tissues :(
5. Hand-San(itizer), my favorite brand Caress -Lavender, the only one that doesn't smell too strong... This is another must since I work at hospital, where you constantly exposed to those infectious germs..
6. Hair clip
7. Round brush --> another emergency kit :p
8. My huge fossil purse (Bf's gift! :*)
9. Vitamin C
10. My medical kit : stethoscope, rubber gloves, reflex hammer, penlight
11. Lastly, forget to take a pic, my room key! No.1 most important item hehe :D


Inside makeup kit

so those are my daily essentials, what's yours? :)

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Happy (Forgotten) Heroes' Day :)

10 November in Indonesia is known and celebrated as "National Heroes' Day" to commemorate the battle between Indonesian nationalists militias and British Allied forces in Surabaya, East java, on November 10, 1945. This is the first large scaled armed conflict between Indonesia and foreign forces since our independence day on August 17, 1945. Since I am not in Surabaya today, so (luckily?) I miss the celebration that is annually held in Grahadi Surabaya, usually some ceremonies and parades dedicated to our National heroes. And since the Grahadi is located in the center of the city on the main road, these ceremonies always cause traffic due to road blockade.. hehehe. Do you know that almost every country celebrate their own heroes' day? You can read more HERE. Glad to see that the world seriously honor their heroes, an old quotes, I believe, says: "The strong nations are the ones who honor their heroes"

But personally.. I am not a big fan of those too ceremonial thingy, because after all they're just, well, ceremony. I believe not so long time ago, I just watched the news about a national hero's widow that is accused of some charges regarding the house that should be returned to the country once the veteran passed away. It is a public concern that our former heroes that is now old and fragile, living inappropriate life without anyone paying attention. We shouldn't have just honored them who died during battles, them who actually survived were actually kind of forgotten. So sad :( I even accidentally found this group in a social network called THE FORGOTTEN HEROES-PAHLAWAN YANG TERLUPAKAN. You guys might wanna check it out :)

Well soo.. I hope the government pays better attention to the veterans, they deserve a graceful life after what they did for our country. Happy Heroes' day!!





*pictures taken from "THE FORGOTTEN HEROES GROUP" -linked above*
They deserve decent life..


p.s. I really want to dedicate this post to my all time favorite REAL national hero since he'd just passed just a few days ago (my previous post), My beloved granpa Bapak San.. Happy Heroes' Day Granpa! :)

Last salute from the force and his friends :)




And one of his last warm smile I'll always cherish in my heart :)

Quick Movie Reviews

Holaa readers :)

Just got back from Surabaya again, 3-day-holiday, as usual, felt like a blink of eyes :p Anyway, managed to catch up with the new movies I hadn't got time to watch previously :D Me and my bf really is a movie junkie couple, I think most of our dates we spent it for movies. Plus lately my mom So here are the quick reviews! Enjoy :)

1. Tintin - Mystery of The Unicorn (Non 3D)
Rate : 4.5 out of 5

Another astonishing animation, this movie spoils your vision really :) An enjoyment to watch! I'm really amazed by how great animated movies nowadays.. For Tintin fans this is an absolute must :) For a Tintin's not-lover-nor-hater like me, surprisingly this is also entertaining. Proportional combination of action, cuteness, comedy, and a little twist here and there, typical detective story:) Took a way the half point only because I found the ending a bit guessable for a 'mystery' genre, but after all, this is a great enjoyment for anyone, any age. Watched this with my mom and brother and they liked it as much as I did :)

2. Real Steel
Rate: 4.5 out of 5

Hugh Jackman + robots+ father-son drama + quite unique plot, the producer really pick the right stuffs! Love love this, did not expect to enjoy the movie this much, considering I lost my interest in robots since Transformers the 2nd (I know, I know, boo me :p). Again, a visual spoiling movie, great views, dazzling robots, and the cute kid (Dakota Goyo as Max), and the robot Atom, keeps you wow-ing from the beginning to the end of the movie. A quite long duration of 127mins and didn't realize it. Another great family movie with loads of moral message :) Unfortunately had to take away the 0,5 because after the movie ended I found some important points in the movie left unexplained.. so we still have that little 'itchy' feeling about this and that, such as where Atom came from, hehe, but anyways just don't think too much and you'll enjoy this much!

3. In Time
Rate: 3 out of 5

Justin Timberlake and Amanda Seyfried, both apples of the eyes, but didn't do much in acting I think :( But the plot is interesting and quite original, although the background and setting building was weak. It is confusing whether the director wanted the movie set in the far future? of near future? because nothing looks futuristic in the setting :p And why did the human engineering start after all, no explanation. Probably a rich idea, but poor execution :( An OK movie IF you already watched Tintin and Real Steel and Johnny English :p

4. Johnny English Reborn
Rate: 4 out of 5

A cure for us who's been missing Rowan Atkinson's comedy.. A good choice of movie if you need some good laugh.. Yes it is funny, but don't expect it to be as funny as Mr. Bean's movies, it's half action anyway :p Nobody can resist Mr. Atkinson's expression.. it is indeed funny:) Nothing surprising, anyway, nothing really new and innovative, if you watched Johnny English the first movie. Gave it 4 because hey, it's Rowan Atkinson and yes it's damn funny!


Mr. Rowan Atkinson the genius :)

So, guys, for you who haven't watched these movies and still confused which one is worth spending your money and your previous time, I hope this help! Out of the 4 movies I recommend Real Steel the most :)

Oh, and I took a pic with my tiny folding bike :) This is in front of the RSUD Abdoer Rachem Situbondo, the hospital where I work now.



I'm gonna miss this bike to work routine when internship is over:)

xoxo

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

The Greatest Man :)

It was a cloudy afternoon, a pretty day, pretty date 1/11/11 when I received the shocking news. My beloved Grandpa passed away.. Bapak San, the way we all call him.H. Prof. DR. Rachmat Santoso, Sp. PA (K), the way people write his name on invitations , events, and literatures. I was so shocked that I couldn't think of anything that time, I didn't believe so I tried to reconfirm and reconfirm but eventually the news was true :') We've lost him. We've lost the greatest man in our lives. The date was pretty and it was slightly raining :)

Bapak San was a humble, friendly, smiley, yet brilliant and never stopped learning his entire life. His entertainment was always watching the news, reading National Geographic, his daily newspaper KOMPAS, or Reader's Digest. He was a Professor but never act nor look like one. He was the vigorous little man who used to walk to our house every Sunday Morning, and always asked for his fave drink hot plain green tea :') He was always keen on sharing his knowledge and experience to us children and grandchildren. Everybody who heard Grandpa's name would always tell us he was a really good man.

I will not write his biography here, what I would like to remember is not that he was a soldier fighting for Indonesia back then, nor that he was a Professor, or that he was the Dean of Faculty of Medicine for some periods, but the fact that he was always there for everyone, with his laughs, his stories, and his amazing ability to make everybody feel close to him, feel comfortable yet respectful near him. He remembers people's name, big people, small people, professors, doctors, friends of his children, friends of his grandchildrens. His love for science equals his love for family:)

One of the all-touching speeches before the funeral was given by dr. Imam Susilo, Sp.PA, a colleague, in the Hall of Medical Faculty Unair.
"Prof. Rachmat Santoso was a really dedicated man. And his love to Anatomic Pathology is beyond belief. During his retirements he still always came to the hospital, taught and shared difficult cases to the juniors. Everytime a new textbook was published, he bought one and put it in the library so that we all can read. Not rarely did he pay for the PA students to attend seminars. His love to nation, I think, everybody who knew him close enough would know, his hobby of sharing the stories of his battle for Indonesian Independence, while showing us pictures that he neatly kept in a small album. We have lost a person that had given so much to the world."

That was the most honest speech and it is really him. No more, no less:) Just the way we knew him.

Nothing can explain our love to you and how deep our condolence is, but we are ikhlas, because you actually left nothing unfinished, nothing unprepared, just us not ready :) Be happy there grandpa, we will see you in heaven :') The world really had lost one of their greatest humanbeing, a patriot, a mentor, a professor, a learner, a father, grandfather, grand-grandfather, uncle, anything you will name him.. we never actually lose you because the knowledge you shared, the amal jariyah you made, and the prayers from us your children will accompany you and more than enough memories to keep you in our hearts.









"0 Allah, forgive our dead and alive, our present and absent, our young and old, our male and female [Muslims]. 0 Allah, whomever among us You gave life, let him live with Islam. Whomever among us You took life from, let him die with Iman (Faith)”

"‘My Lord! Forgive me and my parents. Bestow Your mercy on them as they took care of me when I was young."

Monday, October 31, 2011

Trick or Treat!



Probably because it's halloween, the majority of today's ER patients are 'bloody' patients.. Rawr... Smelling blood makes me thirsty! LOL :D

Still exploring my mac.. And downloaded some cuties photoedit stuffs from the itunes.. And now I'm in a dilemma since my Itouch is jailbroken and I desperately want to update to ios 5 :( I really wanna try iCloud and the reminder thingy.. Does anyone know how to backup my applications before switching to ios5? Gotta do a little research now...

Happy Halloween!
xoxo

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Halloween and Desserts and Sumpah Pemuda :)

Happy Halloween! :D

I know it is a western tradition, but I really think it's cute to have little kids and adults wearing fun costumes and go around door-to-door trick or treating :) A pity we don't have Halloween tradition here because there are so many kind of ghosts in Indonesia :p

And Mr.Daddy Gareng is celebrating halloween also, wearing Superman costume :D


Gareng's fashion show on the livingroom table :p, isn't he adorable?

And Halloween means party, party means desserts and you knowwwww I love love love desserts.. I can skip main course and jump to dessert! And here are some of my faves.

VANILLA SOUFFLE by Bakerzin

OREO CHEESECAKE by Bakerzin

CREME BRULEE by Hare and haters

PINEAPPLE SALAD by Hotel Tugu

And some shots from IGD yesterday (there was a celebration but I wasn't sure whether it's the hospital bday or the Sumpah Pemuda? :p)


HAPPY SUMPAH PEMUDA! Let us be great young people who will bring the world to a better one!
xoxo


Thursday, October 27, 2011

ER report today, and MEATSHOP Wagyu Steak Amateur Review :)

Holaaa readers :)

It's me, posting again :)
It's surprising how the last three weeks 'guarding' the Emergency Room in the one and only government hospital in this small town Situbondo has taught me more lesson than probably the previous 4 months in the ambulatory unit. Being 'raised' in the class A hospital with its complete facilities during medschool make me rely too much on those modern and sophisticated diagnostic test results, while here the hospital is still classified as class C, with it's very limited facilities, so the lack of things you can do for your patients sometimes make u just wanna cry. Knowing that there are already wayy more advanced technology out there and that slight different result can make difference in the prognosis of the patients. But hey, the positive side is that we really are required to really master the physical examination.

The ER here if I may describe, is a very small room probably 1/4 or less the size of the ER I used to work in during Medschool, and it is more like the triage than ER in function. Most of the time we just diagnose the patients by rewriting the signs and symptoms just in medical language, then we plan the lab tests, x-rays if necessary, ultrasound (mostly will be done the next day) and transport the patients to the 'suitable' wards without waiting for the results. So mainly we treat symptomatically, so that they 'survive' until the next day when the specialists visit and review the results, thus giving more appropriate treatments. Except for those with really blown-up signs and symptoms that we already 100% sure about the diagnosis. And here are some things I learned here..

- I always remember the internist here telling me that the way people think in small town like this, especially them who come from the lower educational and socioeconomic background are very much different from them in big cities. They almost always come to medical services only if their diseases and sickness are already unbearable and disturb their daily life/work. So they demand with just a SINGLE visit the doctor a.k.a medical services can cure them and they can immediately go back to their normal life. That's why here symptomatic cure is always given brutally and is the most important factor that will also impact what they think about their doctor. Some with higher education can be told that there are many diseases that needs continuous medicine and routine check-ups. But let's say.. most of the ER's patients here are considered in the first group.

- Antibiotics and their rational use.. still and will always be an issue in Indonesia, probably, and don't see that it will change anytime soon because of the old paradigms.. But not gonna talk about this in this post, will be too long :D

-Immunization and vaccines programs here really should be re-evaluated.. proved by abundant tetanus cases and recent diphtery outbreaks.. TBCs are very common also. Anyway the patients are usually teenagers at the youngest, so the immunization time were 15-20 years backwards, by now there should be a far improvement :)

-The case of tentament suicide, conversion reaction and psychosomatic disorders here is very high.. Probably because of the people temperaments? or the irrational hot weather? hehehe this could be an interesting field of research, for them who is interested in psychiatry :)

Okayyy so those are some early conclusion after three weeks in the ER, now let's do a little shopping review.. Well guys, I'm actually planning to put in a little review on anything I've experienced, from movies, beauty products, restaurants, just to add a little spice to this blog :p And to make it a little useful to the readers, if there is any :p Now my treasure find is.. tarraaa...


Excuse the poor picture quality, I am too lazy to bring camera everywhere so always capture anything with my 3.2mp oldschool phone camera :P

It is the MEATSHOP wagyu tenderloin 9+ medium well with potato and brocolli au gratin and mushroom sauce :)

This is my BF's bday treat :p Not my average pocket-friendly dinner... Just for special occasion :) The Meatshop is located on HR Muhammad street, Surabaya. It claimed to be the best steakhouse and gourmet spot in Surabaya with finest ingredients and tempting dishes. This is another ranch-market like steakhouse that allows us to choose our own meatloaf and each and every detail of it's side dish. Basically a meatshop with quite various range of choice starting from (believe it or not) IDR 6.000/100g (local meats) until the 9+ wagyu for IDR 170.000/100g. OK let's start this amateur review :)

1. PLACE : 3 out of 5
Comfy enough for casual dinner, but no music, no candlelight, no extraordinary view.. So this is actually not the best place for fine dining :p Most of the visitors are dressed in casuals.. Saw many foreigners with Australian and American accents, so I am concluding that this place actually meet their standards. TIPS: choose the downstair seats, ignore the waiters/waitresses offer for the upstair ones because it's even more boring :D

2. SERVICE : 4 out of 5
The waiters/waitresses are knowledgeable enough to inform their customers about the meat selection, drinks come immediately, free breads for starters, making waiting not so long.. And the wait itself is not so long considering its weekend...

3. FOOD : 4.5 out of 5
The wagyu tenderloin was delightful, the right medium-well as I requested, juicy and fresh enough you don't need that much sauce.. Melts in your mouth. I order it with potato au gratin and brocolli au gratin which was probably a mistake cause they tasted the same, should have chosen sauteed mushroom or stirfried mixed veggies, maybe for a little more contrast. Mushroom sauce was fine but I prefer my BF's sauce the steak sauce. Only give them 4.5 because of the mushroom sauce..

4. PRICE : 4 out of 5
For my 170gr Wagyu 9+ tenderloin and full side dishes it is not that expensive, comparing to other 9+ wagyus in other places such as La Rucola... There is a slightly lower quality also the 4/6 wagyu that my BF ordered and the 2/3 wagyu which is less pricey but still gives you that 'ohhh' wagyu melting feeling :) But for the 4/6 and 2/3 you have to order minimum 200g.

So overall I give it 4.5 out of 5 for Meatshop Wagyu Tenderloin + Potato Au Gratin + Broccoli Au Gratin just because of the place is not that fancy and my own fault choosing the mushroom sauce. Excited to try other cheaper menus, though, and will review soon!

xoxo



Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Almost the Deadline, or not?

Heyy you readers...

Been busy :p (Okay, I know, me myself is fed up too with this excuse) but, this time it's true, hehe. Been enjoying my ER (Emergency Room/IGD) part of this supposed-to-be-1-year internship. I love working in the ER because time flies so fast, during your 8-hour shift you'll be working like a horse, and then going home you'll sleep cause of tiredness, then it's your shift again, go home and sleep, just repeating over and over during the week and tarraaa.. suddenly it's holiday time :p But then, I realize something.. My deadline is also getting very2 close.. It's just 3 months to go.. and I still haven't decided yet what I'll do after finishing internship :( God I desperately need your help by now, please? :(

I am one of those people who (sadly) is not passionate enough into ANY of the subjects in medicine. As I've mentioned before.. My passion has always been in art, music, crafts, but my parents wanted me to be a doctor, and I really think making your parents happy is 1 of few things you can do to pay them back for everything. And so I do fine in meds, I got fine marks and I survived through the rough 5.5 years medschool+almost 1 year internship. But now I'm on the end of the bridge and this is the time that I have to really CHOOSE. I know for certain that I want to take a specialist program but what I still cannot decide is what department I'm gonna be taking.. Sometimes I thought it's ophthalmology, sometimes I thought it's pediatric, sometimes obstetric and even what recently popped is cardiology... Oh my... Gotta really decide since the clock is ticking and I have to start preparing, If i wanna past the tests...

But just a couple of days back I heard an unpleasant rumour about our internship getting extended for another year.. But it was just (still) a rumour, I shouldn't have bothered.. But I don't deny I felt just a little bit of relief knowing that I would have 1 extra year to really decide what I want to do next :p

Btw, had been struggling with my skin care nowadays since the wheather here in Situbondo is probably 40 degrees C and my face is literally melting everytime I tried to put on anything on it.. And since the sun is shining like there's no tomorrow I got problems here and there.. dehydrated skin cause of over-perspiration (my analysis :p) and no effective sunscreen since it melts right away the moment it touches my face.. Cracked lips.. as always.. So I'm really looking for anything to neutralize the bad effects and to soothe my angry skin.. And found these little cuties that rescued my skin...

1. Skinfood Honey Pot Lip Balm


Found this at Skinfood, galaxy mall and by the time I wasn't actually looking for lip care because I had tried everything for my cracked lips and none really worked so I was almost at desperate state.. Was currently using the plain vaseline petroleum jelly for my lips.. But the sales lady commented on how terrible my lips looked and suggested this product to me, and I was tempted by the oh-so-cute packaging.. It does look and felt like honey.. and plus a really sweet and nice strawberry smell.. And surprisingly no "yucky lipbalm" taste.. So i decided to give this cutie a try.. Got it for IDR 166.000 I think.. And surprisingly it worked well! Been using it for a week day and night and my lips are already in better condition. This strawberry one is slightly tinted red, but there are also the orange and honey flavor which are not as tinted. If you have cracked lips problem like me you might give this one a try.. felt and looked better than the petroleum jelly...

Got some other stuffs from skinfood but there's no time now, it's almost time for the ER shift, so probably continuing the review in the next posts.. ciao readers!

xoxo

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Happy Birthday to you






Happy 26th bday Mr. Rainbow.. Though I cannot be with you today but I hope this card represents how much I want it to be there :) All the best wishes in the world!

xoxo

Monday, October 3, 2011

Blogging a new way

Hey readers :)

I'm smiling while writing this post, that's because i'm typing this from my brand new laptop that finally replaced my old netbook one. Not that I hate my netbook or what, it's been accompanying me faithfully for the past several years, but It's been through too many services and a tiny netbook like that shouldn't have carried those too much works.. So now I put you to retirement, little whitey! Just gonna use u for some easy and light presentation job :)

Soo.. be ready for a more updated posts afterwards!
xoxo

Sunday, August 28, 2011

(Almost) Celebration

Hiyaaaaaa readers!!

Been such a looong time not updating this blog.. I know I promised to update regularly but there is a problem with my laptop and the wireless network in my place, it just wouldn't connect :( The technician said there was a crash of IP adress or whatever it is, so I've to go to the girls' house if I want to go online with my laptop :(

So here I am.. Tomorrow's the last day of Ramadhan and I'm still here in Situbondo, going home tomorrow afternoon after visiting the patients. Excited! Can't wait to meet my big family! But just so you know, fasting in Situbondo isn't that bad at all, in fact I feel so much in a better mood during Ramadhan than the other days before, probably because there are not much things to do and not much entertainment here, so I do feel like I fast better here, more focused ;)

And these recent months are the months of babies.. My cats are welcoming their baby boy Cepot :) We were so surprised because we didn't notice that Milan was pregnant, and all of sudden she was missing and when we found her in the attic she already delivered this baby kitten..


When Cepot was a few-day-old


Meet Daddy Gareng, Mommy Milan and Baby Cepot, the Keluarga Sakinah :))


And this is my fave pics of them.. Daddy daddy can I pway wif u?? :3

And the funny thing was.. everybody were soo crazy about Cepot, he was being seriously overrated! haha. My Dad bought a new desklamp and made an incubator-look-alike thingy to keep him warm. My sister sent me pics and videos of him every couple of hours and so was my mom. Hahaha, we're so happy to welcome our new family member!

The next baby coming was just yesterday, another niece from my cousin in Jakarta, yeay! Welcome baby Risang Sidi Gitaya :) Cannot wait to see you! Sadly they couldn't come for Idul Fitri because of the post op thingy, but don't worry I'll visit Jakarta soon!


This is Baby Sidi! Look how cute she is with those chewy cheeks :3

So happy! The smell of celebration is here already! There were actually so many things to share with u guys, but I won't make this post too long, coz it's only two days before Idul Fitri and you don't wanna miss tarawih ;)

Happy Idul Fitri 1432H
Taqabalallahu minna wa minkum
Shiyamana wa shiyamakum
Please forgive every mistakes I have made :)

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Bike to Work yeay! :D

Since me and my group had moved to the hospital now, and it's quite near (well, actually VERY near :p) to our staying place so we decided to go BIKE TO WORK everyday yeayy :D

Niken and Titi have brought their own bike, while Vuri and me are still waiting for ours to come.. Excited! Yesterday we started and heyyy it was fun! It's been so long since the last time I rode some bike so need some adjustment and it's really harder when you are wearing heels, but we'll get used to it! hehehee. The only thing that's disturbing is that people were staring at us all the time. Maybe it's a strange view you know, wearing full office outfit and all... But don't care! As long as we have fun :D Will upload some pictures, wait up!

Life in hospital itself is quite interesting, since my first 3 weeks are spent in Obstetric and Gynecology department.. Helped some labors and checking out people's cervices, you know, I always have interest in obsgyn :) As for the other kiddos, Niken in internal medicine, Danang in Neurology, Titi in Surgery and Wildan in Pediatric, they didn't seem to enjoy that much but maybe it's just a matter of adjustment.. So we'll wait and see!

This week has been up and down, got some terrible news, my friend's father and my cousin's gf's mother, passed away on the same day :( I send my deepest condolence for Mita, her father was and will always be one of our greatest teacher... And to Kezia's mom whom I don't even know, but I'm sure that she was a great mom and strong woman. I really sincerely wish the best for them, rest in peace dear great parents.. And send my prayer also to two of the toughest girls I've ever known.. wouldn't have known what to do if I were in their position, even imagining is sooo much painful :( Be strong dears...

Their lost, slapped really hard on my face, reminding me what could happen anytime.. Made me burst into tears realizing how I am now far from my parents, and made me promise I wouldn't spend a day without contacting them. Come on everybody, let's greet your parents more often from now on! They'll be really happy, I'm 100% sure.

And... Yesterday I got great news from homeyyyy Surabaya... The awaited nephew had arrived to the world.. This little prince coming from Mas Rio and Mbak Linda my cousin :) Congratz bro, sist! Really sad I couldn't be there to meet Rafvan -so he'll be called- but really looking forward to it... Well, so I send all my prayers and best wishes for dear Rafvan, wishing him health and all blessings in the world :)



(Here's the only pic I have of Rafvan, he's beautifuuuullll! I cannot wait to see him!!)

It's Sunday morning and the sun is shining bright, a good way to start the day! I spent last night sleeping over at the girl's house watching dvd and now I'm still here, having a lazy Sunday morning... There aren't many ways to spend your weekend here.. Sleeping over and dvds and chit-chat with the girls are still the best way :D Actually planned to go to the park (alun-alun) to buy breakfast but we were to lazy, so we're staying at home and make some instant cream soup for breakfast instead. So... Bye for now I guess.. will see you soon! :) :)

Have a rocking Sunday!

xoxo

p.s. I don't know what happened to my blogger but I lost the icon to justify the text (the alignment tools) :( that's why my last posts had been messy.. anyone knows how to fix it? thx..