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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

3 Stylish Travel Backpack For Women !

Hello assalamualaikum.

I'm about to graduate now and all i can think about is travelling. Most of the times I just  feel like taking a break from everything and enjoy life and some do it by going for a backpacking trip. I myself love to go travel and see the world, the different culture and breathtaking views. it is very essential to be comfortable while traveling especially backpacking.  However, we cannot go for these backpacking trips with big luggage as it is a trip to relax and only the things you actually need for the period. You want to be able to explore new spots without having the burden of carrying too much things on your hands. 

But heyy, being girls that we are, of course looking good and stylish is a must too. Therefore, we girls, should take into account the choices of travel backpack for women (check it out!) which will be perfect to carry along and still appear in style.  Some of the choices that are popular nowadays includes

1. Army Backpack
    Army designed backpacks are always trendy and gives you that edgy look. Most of them are designed with a lot of compartments which you can fit it your belongings. If you are a laid back girl, these trendy army backpacks will be great to carry along on your travel trips. 

    These bags look stylish in any outfit, and the compartments makes it easier to arrange and later look for all our little stuffs that we carry around. i know you know what i mean by little stuffs (tissues, lotions, sanitizers, lip-balm,snacks, etc)

2. Water-Resistant
There are a few choices in the market which offers water resistant backpacks for your comfort. As backpacking seems quite an adventurous activity, you will never know how to control your bags during the trip. So by being safe and carrying a bag which is water resistant gives you the confidence.

Water resistant backpacks are now all the rage. A lot of brands and also unbranded bags are coming up with bags of water resistant materials. So there is no worry to choose a style that suits you best. from flowers, to dots and plain, different shapes and sizes are all available.

3. Camping Bags

If you plan to jump from one place to another and explore unique spots, camping bags should be a must-have, it just screams out traveller ! Outdoor travelers who love the nature can fit everything they need during the duration of the trip into one bag and never worry leaving anything behind. Note that it has all the necessary compartments for all the necessary things we need on a backpacking trip. The best thing is, it's almost automatically organized. Great isn't it ? 

It fits everything into one bag from clothes, toiletries, water bottles and other necessities with ease. It may become huge but the space allows you to bring all the items you need during the entire trip. Don't worry about style, as there a bunch of color choices for these bags, plus it is already stylish as it is, so traveller-ish. 

Last but not least, some general tips for the right bag.
  • Get bags with lightweight material so it does not add extra burden
  • Choose bags with wider straps as it will reduce shoulder aches
  • Getting a bag with zips is more safe than just a strap.
  • Always choose what you like so that you WILL use it.
  • Think of all the criteria's that you'd like before getting a bag *it'll save your time !


Sunday, April 10, 2016

Life ahead

I'm almost 23.
Truth be told it's scary
I feel like i should know everything
I should know what to do
I should have lived on my own by now
I should not be relying on my parents anymore
I should make money
I should have something to give to my parents


At the some time
I'm thinking, I'm just 23
I'm not 25. or even 30
I don't really have responsibilities yet
Should i really think of all the big people stuff

Huh, funny how I can think I'm all grown up
And at the same time think I'm still young and innocent
Yes, 23 does these things to you
Even what to wear is a struggle,
When I'm all chilled out,
Thinking of wearing sneakers, jeans and a  baggy T with characters on em
Then i think again, is this still appropriate for me ?
Or should i be wearing, blouse with skirts and look all mature
Yes again, 23 does these things to you

Such a confusing age it is,
Still studying, yet almost finished
It's the in between periods that scares me the most
In between study and work
Cause I think that what I do during those between periods will decide my path
Yes yes yes, 23 does these things to you

Ahh the future
Frankly speaking, it suffocates me
Because it's an unknown that won't be known until we finally face it
Thinking of the future
It only builds questions,and curiosity
Of course on top of all that
There's fear

Not only the fear of what's to come
Or what will be of myself
But a fear that I won't even exist in the future

Then guilty seeps in
Who am I to think of the future life of  mine
When even a life is no guarantee for me then

That is what needs to be changed
Think of now
Think of this moment
Is it nice ?
Am I doing the right thing ?
Or is it bad ?
Am I doing something wrong ?

Fix it
Fix it now

Cause time is not ours to delay
Time is not ours to dream
Only this moment is ours to make the best of it.

A bridesmaids story

hello assalamualaikum

I suddenly have the idea to write about my experience as a bridesmaids. A lot of people currently have bridesmaids at their wedding. i dont know other people's concept and perception on bridesmaids. but here's a glimpse of what we did.

when i first heard my close friend was getting married, we were all mumbo jumbo hyper excited for her, unbelievable ! so we started helping her on small things like basically just triggering her thoughts on what she needs to think about and just being there for her. she didn't really mention the bridesmaid thing but we were already all over it going crazy and wild with all these ideas waiting to jump out of our brain. so we made a group, discussed the color that won't overshadow the bride, then we bought our own clothes. yep, the bride didn't say a thing about wanting a set of bridesmaid, we were just suddenly set and decided to be her bridesmaids. so it all just fun so far, the more juicy parts aren't here yet.

so we came to her house a few days earlier just thinking of helping the last couple of details. but little did we know, our hands were full each and everyday without fail. we came around Tuesday and her solemnization was on Friday evening. that Tuesday we arrived quite late in the evening, so we just ate, learn to do tissue flowers and slept. the next day woke up early and starting making tissue flowers that took forever to complete. it was fun at first making flowers, crafting like a lady, but we need near 100 of it, yeah it does get a little annoying. we left it half way and took the bride for last minute shopping for some of her hantarans.

in the midst of all this craziness we were actually trying to plan a bachelorette party. but looking at how busy she was, we changed the concept to something more like "last chillin session with the bachelorette". it turned out to be quite a surprise to the bride, which we were utterly grateful of. later that night back to busy mode, thinking about the things to make her pelamin at home. yes people, her pelamin for solemnization was hand made by us and her sisters and cousin. amazing. Not only that, her hantaran, ALL OF IT i must say, was made by a group of us beautifully and simply using fresh flowers even. Does that seem a lot, well not quite yet, we also packed the door gift which was an extremely tedious job to do, 100 door gifts with at least 7 steps were all packed from scratch by us. to show yah how complicated it was, lemme tell yah

first, we used a stamp of her name and stamp on brown paper like a thank you note, next we had to cut those stamped paper into small 100 little pieces, we got tired of it so we made a copy at the photocopy shop, but still, they couldn't cut it for us, we still had to cut thru 1000 little pieces of paper. Next step is cookie packing, the cookies arrived bare, so we need to pack it in plastics and seal it tight. After sealing it in a plastic, we had to put the plastic in a small paper bag, stick the small paper piece just now, cut some ribbons and tie ribbons around the pack. how about that for a manual labor.

next, we were also actively or should i just say 100% involved with her makeup and pre treatment and henna stuff. several nights in  a row we put on her henna late into the night. such  a struggle to make it neat and tidy, we had to tape her finger, then apply the henna. About her makeup, my friend studied like very seriously and practiced and tested several makeup styles on her until everyone approved of the make, thus on the day of the solemnizaton and the day of the wedding itself, we did her makeup. last but not least the pre treatment part, well our bride was really busy due to the last minute preparations, thus we took the morning of her solemnization day to open a mini spa and do what brides shud do before marriage. u girls know what i mean eh ? hahaha

on the day of the wedding itself, we just prepped her makeup, her outfit. Then we were the ones who drove her to the wedding location. at the wedding, there wasn't much to do, cause her cousins, uncles and aunts were all around and super hyped to help, we only managed to help, when they were eating or praying. at the end of the day. yes, on the day of the wedding we may seem useless, but behind the scene we were top notch high end quality workers kind of bridesmaids. To be honest, i was really proud of what we achieved together. on top of that, it was such a memory that i think i'm gonna remember it forever.

After this, we will all go our separate ways, pursuing our lives, and i dont think there is another chance to do what we did. thank god one of my friends married while we were still students. Later in life, i hope, just once, i can go through this kind of joyful ride as bridesmaids again.

P/S this is of no particular importance to anyone, i just don't want to forget any details when  think of this memory. I'm storing it here for later.

Friday, April 1, 2016

Pharmacist in the hospital (Malaysian way lah)

Hello assalamualaikum

     Too long, yep i know it's been too long. Anyways, as i just finished my hospital attachment of 6 weeks, i think i get the idea, what are the roles of pharmacist in the hospital. First and foremost, the work of a pharmacists in the hospital itself can be divided into many branches. It an be divided into outpatient, inpatient, Therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) and store. i might miss out things, but heck, i only went for 6 weeks what do you expect , a professional review?

The outpatient pharmacist will pack the drugs based on the prescription, check em, give em to patients, and counsel when needed. This counseling part is especially important for first timers on new drugs, patients with known compliance problem or just to ensure previous understanding of their medication. but i didn't attach to this part, so i don't know that much

Next is TDM, okay this is where all the blood sample (well actually not all) are sent to. when samples are sent here, it is usually to check whether the drug in the patient's body is at an appropriate level. Basically, not toxic and gives a therapeutic effect. So what does a pharmacist do ? after checking on the levels. The pharmacist will suggest interventions such as increasing, decreasing or maintaining the dose, or maybe reinforce compliance. Bear in mind ladies and gentlemen, not all drugs are sent to TDM. there are only certain drugs that an be sent, such as drugs with narrow therapeutic index (basically means a very very very small range between therapeutic effect and toxicity), suspected toxicity, non compliance issue and etc etc. i'm not a text book, find out urself *coz i don't remember*

Moving on to the oh so ever interesting store. Here is the place where our management skills are put to test. we have to determine the order point, that is when to start ordering, how much to order, and all the process related to the product until the product arrives and arrange them based on first in first out concept. That's about ordering, we must also ensure the condition for storage is fit for each item, and we must maintain that proper condition so that the stability of all the medications, products are maintained in good quality until it reaches the patient.

Last but not least let's go into inpatient pharmacy. This is further divided into those who arrange the meds and send em out to wards, and clinical pharmacist. The arranging part sounds simple, but believe me when i say it aint easy.  firstly there's a system to follow, which i don't remember but basically we arrange medication according to the bed and the requirement for that day. so it's very critical not to get it wrong, because the nurses will give the meds based on what we have dispensed for the patient. and last but not least is the clinical pharmacist, as it is known by most people, the one who prescribe medicines are doctors. so what does a clinical pharmacist do. other than following ward rounds with the doctors, a clinical pharmacist goes around checking all the medication they are receiving, and ensure that there is no major interaction, all the required indications are treated, no unnecessary drugs are given, all the  med are suitable to the patient's condition, the correct dose is given and etc. clinical pharmacist also check on their past medications, check on their compliance, and do counselling especially if they are started on new meds or have poor understanding of their condition and meds, using some sort of device like inhaler or insulin pen.

yehhay, finally finish a blog post after two weeks.
so this is a very simple overview that i can see from my perspective, it might not be all that correct or exact, but it's not all wrong either.

the end