Its been exactly a week since I left home. So far everything has been good. The place is really nice and quiet. Ideal for studying. Weather is pleasant though it can get chilly when the wind blows. I was staying with my mum in the hotel until she left on Sunday and then moved into Grafton Hall ( my hostel). The hostel on the other hand is well.....the place is neat, tidy and very well kept but the room is really small. Well to me at least since I have always stayed at home. Don’t think my room at home is huge but definitely bigger than this. And the shower...aiyhh. Need to get used to having to take all my stuff and go to the bathroom first then the shower. The shower head is crazy some more. Just need to adjust in.. Have been walking around a lot and a lot.. Would never walk like this back in Malaysia since I have a car. Hahaha.

Started orientation today. More of a induction organised by the lecturers and staff of Auckland Uni to familiarise us with this place. They are all so sweet and welcoming to us. We have about 7 posting (they call it run here) with 6 weeks of lectures spread out for the whole year. My rotation starts off with General Surgery after 2 weeks of lecture followed by Psychiatry, E Med, Lectures, VACATION, Locomotor, General Practice, Anaesthetics,VACATION, Lectures and finally General Medicine. We are posted to 4 different hospitals around Auckland with the nearest being about 10 mins walk from where i stay and the farthest Waikato about 1 hour 30 mins away. But they provide you with accomodation and we have to stay there during the week. The seniors said the room is nice and big. Yay!!!But i got Waikato for General Med which is supposed to be the toughest and some more its my last rotation.. Well everything can’t be perfect rite. But thankfully Kee Ping and I have the same time table just a few different venues. Glad that I have somebody.

I am really looking forward to attending their lectures and going for rotations. It all sounds very exciting but I am sure once I start it will be hard work. But I always believe if u are looking forward to something, no matter how hard it , u will always be optimistic and keep a positive outlook.
Going to finish the post with some pictures from before leaving to the send off in the airport and finally Auckland itself.

The state of room before packing!!! It like a tornado hit my room..haha
After everything was packed. So neat rite!!!!

Mui How and I flew together. The first few to come for the send off.

My relatives. Few are missing from the picture..

My family!!! :)




David Lee..

De Jun..

Erin.. She was promoting Aussie with her T-shirt!!!


The four of us againg. But this time sending me off. We sent Tze Meng off in 2006 i think..
Thanks so much everyone for coming to send me off!!Meant a lot to me. Am missing you all loads. Love u guys..Mwah!!

View from the Sky Tower at 220 m high.

View of Queen Street from my hotel balcony. Queen Street is one of the main streets here.

Monday, 26 January 2009 was Auckland Anniversary Day. The seniors took us to the Harbour to watch the sails. Auckland is also known as the City of the Sails.

This was the biggest Navy ship i think.It actually sailed off.

With Emily and Sharon

"Hottest Hunk"!!???!!

The dining hall.

My tiny room. Just one cupboard to keep my clothes. Can u imagine!!?? with all my things some more..hahaha. But am managing so far.. Lets see how bad it gets when the fedex arrives.

January 18 2009....Definitely a day to remember..............Because FELICITY THONG finally drove me around. We got our driving license in 2005 but I have been driving her around ever since. She always told me she will only drive me the day pigs fly. So i guess today is the day.
Thanks darling for being there for me. You helped me sooo much with simply everything. I am going to miss you lots. Love you loads and loads.
For the fun of it I thought of organizing an English Tea Party for all my relatives. It somehow also became my going away party. The theme for the day was English and everyone was required to dress with the theme in mind. Everyone very enthusiastically stuck to the dress code as much as possible I would say!! Thanks. I tried to recreate the English tea menu as much as possible but definitely added in some Indian, Italian and Malaysian style food. How not to?? Hahaha. It started as a tea party and ended at supper with everyone eating, taking photos, talking, and then eating again..yups.. I was really happy with how everything turned out that day.. Going to miss all them soo much. Love you all.

The carrot cake. Love the words on top!!!!

Cup cakes from Delicious!!!

All the food...

My niece, Vrinda with a pretty English dress.

My cousin, Dharmini posing..

My nephew already posing for the camera and he is just 3.

The little piglet!!!!

Tak tentu arah!!Even my cousins pose that way!!!
Cheers to G3 for stating it.Hahaha

Thanks everyone for the superb party.
Since 2008 was a truly memorable year for me I would like to blog about some events that I am sure to cherish.

  • The very first time i drew blood. Mui How and I were doing our GP Posting at Klinik Kucai and suddenly the doctor asked us if we would like to learn how to draw blood. The doctors asked us to try on each other and after doing it once under their orservation we were asked to try by ourselves. After two unsuccessful attempts, I finally managed to draw a minute amount. I definitely know I need lots more practice as it wasn't a smooth and painless procedure as it should have been.

Mui How pretending to scream in pain..

( though i think it was really painful..)

  • My Bangkok Trip!!!! One word to sum up this trip........SHOPPING!!!!!!! This was the main agenda with sight seeing just to fill in the gaps. My cousin said i was like an ant in a candy jar. Hahaha. But I did enjoy the temples and elephant ride in Ayuthia. The ride made me feel like a princess as the cars actually stopped to let the elephant we were on pass. I definitely will visit Bangkok again and this time equipped with more cash and extra bags. :)

Yoges and I at the reclining Buddha statue

Dad standing near the sleeping Buddha statue at Ayuthia

Our favourite shopping mall!!!

  • Go Green Campaign!!! The SRC organized this campaign to increase environmental awareness. From getting the abandoned tree to cutting endless amount of paper leaves plus the Amazing Race Go Green Style, it was definitely worth the effort put in. The t-shirts were a huge success as well. This was the last event the SRC had organized. Love you guys!!!

    Me, Lingwei and Fiona.

    Pretty Avinder

David holding Min's green tie

Aditya also not wearing anything green...

Kajen, Sheah Lin, me and James

The SRC family potrait.

  • Flash cards and study buddy!!! MSK got a lot of us studying using the Netter’s flash card. I some how started revising the flash cards with Mui How and we ended up studying together after that. The late night studying session at Mc Donald’s with James and him forcing me to eat to stay awake was torture then but something I will remember.

  • IMU Ball, Sensational Symphony!!! My first and only ball I attended while in IMU. Getting there was quite a journey by itself with having to walk through the mall and in the rain wearing my dress!!! The night went well and I had a great time with my friends.

    My 2 closest girl friends in IMU..Love u gurlies..Thanks for always being there

    SRC doing the tak tentu arah pose.

Me, Fi, Caryn and Lingwei fooling around!!!

  • PMS Results!!! Something that caused a lot of drama but ended well. I didn’t realize then that my choice will bring about many changes in my life later in totally unexpected ways. Well the future is always a mystery…

  • My 21st Birthday!!!!! I celebrated it many times with different people but I will definitely hold each celebration dear. Thanks everyone for making this a memorable 21st birthday..

Celebrated it with Fel first...

With my bestie, Felicity. Missed you lots Dhash..

Fel pretending to drink..

Cam-whoring in the car as usual!!

With the SRC after that..

On the cake was written, Happy Birthday Auckland Babe!!!

The guys posing!!

Avinder and Harnesh

I love this pic!!!

And then my closest group of friends in IMU threw me a surprise party at Delicious!!

Surprised me at the IMU car park.

Opening my prezzie!!!

A book with all our pictures!!I will treasure this forever.

Thanks for everthing!!

And lastly celebrated it with my family

  • M106 Farewell Party!!
    It was quite a sad feeling as this was probably the last time I would see many of my M106 batch mates. M106 ROCKS!!! I wish everyone the best and may all your dreams come true..

  • Europe Trip!!! This trip was just awesome. There were soo many things I loved about Europe that I don’t know where to start or end. 3 weeks is definitely not enough so I am sure to go back in the future.
Stone Henge

London Eye at the back

Bums and balls!!!Hehehe

Louvre in Paris.


With Aunty Jannet in front of Notre Dame Cathedral.

The stained glass inside

The Arc De Triomphe

Eiffel Tower

View at night

Calvin and I at Disney Land Paris

Jack Sparrow!!!

Getting shot by some Commander!!

Sacred Heart Cathedral

Clogs Factory in Amsterdam

The famous Dutch windmills

Yummy Belgian waffles..

Behind the Leonidas chocolate shop..Delicious..

The fairy tale town, Bruges in Belgium. It was so pretty.

London Bridge

Old Trafford!!Go Red Devils!!

The muscular silver man at Covent Garden!!

  • Medical attachment in Bangalore!!! I still can’t believe the trip actually materialized. James, Mui How and me started planning it so long ago plus with so many obstacles I am so glad it went well. This trip was a first for many things. First time traveling overseas with friends, first time staying alone in a hostel, first time being totally in charge…..
    Learnt a lot medically and non-medically and it gave me a clearer picture of what to expect in NZ. Will never forget all the fun times we had. Thank you James and Mui for making this such a memorable trip.

    Our first time alone in the auto

    Playing the credit card monopoly..

Nandi Hills

Wonderla. The largest amusement park in India.

Posing wearing scrubs outside A&E during the night shift where some 'fun' stuff happened!!!

Playing cho dai di ( dunno the spelling). Something we did whenever we could as playing cards openly in Bangalore is illegal.

Finally learnt to shuffle properly.

Mui How and me with our new shoes..

Had a stopover in Singapore as our flight was from there.
In the Clinic at Singapore

I am sure there were many more memorable events throughout the year. Hope 2009 is as eventful and wonderful as the last.