Thursday, January 28, 2016

BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE, UPM FAQs! (Frequently Asked Questions)

Assalamualaikum,
Hi Guys!

So, ramai yang bertanya kat aku pasal Biomedical Science ni atau bahasa melayu-nya Sains Bioperubatan.
Even post aku yang sebelum ni tentang Sains Bioperubatan di UPM menjadi antara post aku yang popular. Kahkahkah.
Di comment section post tersebut, ramai yang bertanya tentang kursus and selalunya soalan diorang lebih kurang sama je.
Maka dengan itu, wujudlah post ini untuk anda semua.


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE
(catatan: Semua ni adalah based on Biomedical Science UPM. Universiti lain mungkin lain cara mereka)

That's me looking like a pro scientist


1. Berapakah pointer minimum yang diperlukan untuk kursus Sains Bioperubatan?

This is the most common one.
Alright, so, you guys mungkin pernah tengok dekat website atau brochure UPM or something, and it stated that the minimum requirement is 3.0...
But but but....
Seperti mana yang korang tahu, yang memohon itu ramai dan kuotanya tidaklah banyak seperti Medic.
I would say that the minimum requirement is 3.5. Sometimes, even 3.5 is not secure enough.
Most of my classmates that were from matriculation, their pointers were 3.8 and above.
Yeap, saingan terlalu tinggi.

2. Lepas graduate nanti kerja ape eh? Kerja luas tak? Senang dapat kerja tak?

This is a tough one to answer, honestly. Because this course is pretty vast, so is the job scope. You can be researchers, lecturers. Common ones, working in the hospital, I guess.
Jobs like Pathologist, Hematologist, Microbiologist (in the medical field of course) and a whole lot more of -gist.
Korang boleh involve in stuffs like insurance and management to.
And then, there's Forensic, Pharmaceutical and the list goes on.
I hope you guys get the rough idea.

Senang dapat kerja atau tak... I can't guarantee you anything about this. Ada yang graduate terus dapat kerja. What I can say is that rezeki Allah S.W.T itu luas.

3. Pertukaran Kursus/Kos 

One thing for sure TAK BOLEH TUKAR DARI BIOMEDIC KE MEDIC.
Tapi dari Medic ke Biomedic, boleh. Of course. Hahaha. Agak-agak macam tak boleh carry Medic, boleh tukar ke biomedic.

Tapi kalau dari kursus-kursus lain, Diet ke Nutrition ke, apa-apa pun boleh mintak tukar ke kursus Biomedic, selepas setahun pengajian. Maksudnya, habiskan first year dulu, then baru boleh apply.
Apply, then tengoklah lulus ke tak. Huhu.

4. Subjek-subjek Biomedic ni senang score tak?

Yang pastinya, kalau tak baca, confirm tak boleh jawab. Kalau dah baca pun tak boleh jawab, apatah lagi kalau tak baca.
Hahaha. Okay, Didn't mean to scare you.
One thing for sure, tak baca memang tak boleh jawab. Baca pula, bukan sekadar baca... Faham dan hafal. Absorb everything like a sponge.

If you are a last minute sprinter. Well, urm, good luck. Hahaha. Unless if you have a very large brain capacity and baca je memang terus faham, like yeah I got this, and this too. Then, I guess it's okay.

So, senang atau tidak? Tiada yang senang di dunia ini. Semuanya diperolehi melalui usaha, titik peluh dan doa.

5. Biomedic ni senang dapat JPA tak?

Well, batch aku ramai lah. But with all the rumors and stuff, I can't guarantee you anything.

6. Minimum requirement untuk MUET band berapa ye?

Band 3...

7. Praktikal untuk kursus ni macam mana ye?

Praktikal adalah pada setiap tahun, bukan setiap sem. Maksudnya Sem 2, Sem 4, Sem 6.

1st Practical - Di makmal Fakulti Perubatan, UPM.
2nd Practical - Latihan Industri
3rd Practical - Hospital

Tempoh : 4 minggu...


8. Subjek Elektif tu kena pilih ke? Bila boleh ambil subjek elektif? 

Yes, subjek elektif kena pilih, and ambik masa Final Year. Total credit hour 15.
So, contohnya Sem 1 ambik 6 credit hours and Sem 2 ambik 9 credit hours.


9. Apa beza Biomedic and Medic?

Medic focuses on treating the patient and deal with patients.
Biomedic more like working backstage. In the lab. Dealing with lab works. We need to run the samples from the patient. Then, bagi dekat doktor.
Teamwork, yeah...
Blerh hahaha.

10. Apa beza Biomedic dengan Biotech dan Teknologi Perubatan?

Beza antara Biomedic dan Biotech? We ain't got Physics, bro.

Beza antara Biomedic dan Teknologi Perubatan?
I think, obviously, technology. You guys come up with some new medical technology, we are the ones who are going to use it.
I think so. Hehe.
I think Biomedic is more on to the theory part while you guys is more on to the practical part.


So, there you go. Frequently Asked Questions about Biomedical Science.
Do take note that this is based on Biomedic UPM. I don't know about other universities. But still, I hope you guys get the rough idea.
Semoga lebih jelas lah nak pilih jalan yang mana time nak mohon tu.
Really hope that this helps!
Good luck!














Monday, January 25, 2016

Movie Review: The Boy (Horror)

Assalamualaikum,
And Hi guys.

This time I'm writing a Movie Review! Movie Review! Yeah Yeah Yeah!
A Horror movie (kinda)
So, yeah,


THE BOY
Every Child Needs To Feel Loved 
credit : traileraddict.com

So, The Boy just released last Thursday (21 January 2016). 

It's about a woman name Greta, got a job as a nanny in a big mansion belongs to Mr and Mrs Heelshire. It turned out that her job is to take care of a china doll. Things sure look awkward.

The history was that the Heelshire couple lost their son, Brahms in a fire that happened 20 years back. I guess maybe they couldn't accept their son's death, hence the doll. The doll is like a replacement of their lost son. They wash him (the doll), feed him, read him stories, put him into bed and even kiss him goodnight.

Greta thought that it was absurd. As soon as the Heelshire leaves for their so-called vacation, Greta just leave the doll and do her own stuffs. That's when strange things started happening. Thinking that there really is a spirit of Brahms, Greta start to take care of Brahms like her own son.

Turned out the Heelshire couple vacation wasn't a vacation. They drowned themselves in the sea. Suicide.
It was predictable, if you ask me...
Taking care of the doll for 20 years sure is tiring. Oh well, kids. Tantrums and all. Duh~

And then stuffs happen. A few jump scares here and there.
But no ghost. Why?

Because, it ain't a ghost story, mate.

Plot twist, Brahms not dead.
Turned out that Brahms is actually a man with hairy chest, wearing a porcelain mask.

My friends and I were like "Is that a ghost or a real person?"
Then, saw his hairy chest "Yeap, that is a real person alright."

Behind the mask, we can see that Brahms face was kinda deformed. Effect of the fire years ago I think.

In the end, the doll wasn't really possessed nor was the mansion haunted.
Brahms had been living in the basement for years, I guess.

It's either Brahms hid himself there or his parents hid him.
Why would the parents hid him?
Because when Brahms was 8 years old, he killed his friend, Emily Cribb. The police wanted to interrogate, but as soon as they reached the mansion, it was already on fire.

So they hid him to avoid losing their son. He might be thrown into the prison, but he is still so young, so probably to a center for problematic kids.


So, IT'S NOT A HORROR MOVIE.
I was expecting something more extreme. Because in the social media, people keep saying that the doll is Annabelle's boyfriend. Hahaha.
Plus, it's a horror movie season, in order to compete with others, the story must be good enough.
I would say that THE BOY is kinda disappointing.

Rating : 3/5
(That's still kinda high though.)

And that is all from me.
Enjoy your movie, guys.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Kisah Staf Pejabat dan Borang Soal Selidik

Assalamualaikum.
Jam menunjukkan pukul 11 pagi dan aku sekarang di pejabat kolej. Boy, am I sleepy.
Yes, aku kerja di pejabat kolej pada waktu cuti semester.
That means, aku duduk extra sebulan di kolej. Yes, hidup aku hanya di kolej.
Hahaha.
Kawan-kawan panggil aku 'Mokcik Pejabat''

So,
Pada 18hb Januari 2016,
sorang pelajar final year ni hantar borang soal selidik (questionnaire), mintak tolong staf-staf pejabat kolej jawab.

Memandangkan aku bukan staf tetap, aku tak jawab lah questionnaire tu.

Questionnaire tu pasal awareness kita terhadap penggunaan Asid Borik dalam penyediaan makanan/makanan diproses.

Asid Borik = Boric Acid (based on Google, correct me if I'm wrong)

Kecohlah pejabat pagi tu dengan Asid Borik.

"Apa tu Asid Borik?"
"Asid Borik tu apa?"

Abang Syamsul "Asid Burik tu apa?"
Abang Aziz "Kau sebut tu lain macam bunyinya."

Che Mat "Kau tau tak Asid Borik tu apa?"
Abang Fari "Apa dia Che Mat?"
Che Mat "Asid Borik tu kentut kita."
Abang Fari "Habis kentut kita berasid lah ye?"

Hahaha.
Memang aku gelak je pagi tu.

Antara semua abang-abang pejabat, abang Farizal je yang search kat Google apa itu Asid Borik.

Abang Farizal "Kat website ni tulis Asid Borik ni ada dalam mee kuning, fishball dan banyak lagi. Kandungan Asid Borik tak banyak tapi sangat beracun. Aih? Dia ingat aku ni serangga ke nak diracun-racunkan."

Even aku student Sains Kesihatan pun. aku sendiri tak tahu tentang Asid Borik.
Based on the sources on internet, Asid Borik ni bahan yang digunakan di dalam racun-racun serangga dan juga sebagai bahan pengawet makanan.
But dengarnya, penggunaan Asid Borik di dalam makanan telah diharamkan.

Untuk maklumat lebih lanjut, anda boleh tanya sendiri pada Pakcik Google.

Dan Asid Borik tu bukan kentut kita.
Haha.

Thanks for reading guys.
That's all for now.
Bye!


Saturday, January 16, 2016

Dark Parables - Curse of Briar Rose

Assalamualaikum,

Finally, HOLIDAY! A BREAK!
Semester break is finally here. 6 weeks break from classes and exams.

Most people would be enjoying their holiday, while I'm working.
Now, I am home for the weekend,
With the free WiFi and some time, I played a game called Dark Parables.

I downloaded this game from Wild Tangent. I think most laptops have this.
I bought laptops twice and both have this Wild Tangent app. So, I assumed most laptops have this.

Wild Tangent is an app for games. Though you actually need to buy it.
So, here's the trick. You can download the free trial and finish the whole game in one shot.
But I think it only works for story-based games.

So, When I have the time (usually during holidays), I will download one game and played till then end.
And that usually takes around 4-6 hours. Yeap.
Games that I usually play would be from the Puzzle and Mystery categories.
That's why it took long hours to finish it. Because I'm not smart enough to solve the puzzle/mystery.

I've played a series of Mortimer Beckett.

1. Mortimer Beckett and the Time Paradox
2. Mortimer Beckett and The Lost King
3. Mortimer Beckett and the Crimson Thief
4. Mortimer Beckett and The Secrets of The Spooky Manor

I played The Crimson Thief halfway because I got stuck in the middle, didn't know what to do and I fall asleep. Then the game closes due to inactivity. And we can only play it once. Ha ha ha yeah.

So, I've finished Mortimer Beckett, moved on, searching for new game and I found Dark Parables.
I was interested with Dark Parables because it's fairy tales related. I grew up with fairy tales, so yeah. Why not?


There are 4 Dark Parables. I played 3 of them halfway. Got stuck and fell asleep.

Yesterday, I played Dark Parables - Curse Of Briar Rose (as mentioned in the title)
From the name Briar Rose, you already know that it is about Sleeping Beauty. 
And, this is the only one that I managed to play till the end. 
Because it's not that hard compared to the other 3. 

10 chapters altogether. Around 3-4 hours. 

So the mission here is to search the castle for Sleeping Beauty to stop the curse. She has been in slumber for 1000 years. 
1000 years back a prince kissed her to break the curse. That kiss did stop the thorny vines from covering the whole kingdom and vanished, But it did not wake the princess up. She continues to be in slumber for 1000 years. Suddenly, vines were seen to be growing back in a rapid rate. It need to be stopped!

So, my role is as the detective. Search the Sleeping princess to stop the curse. 
After all the 10 chapters, I finally found the princess, woke her up using potion and the vines vanished. Curse has been lifted. Yeay.

Suddenly, the Princess asked us to lift a curse from the Frog Prince.

"Eh, eh. Baru sedar dah pandai mengarah orang ye."




But to search for the Frog Prince, you need to go through again all the chapters but in Hard Mode.
Which means no more hints. Blerhhh.

That's a no-no for me. No more... I gave up. I am not interested in Frog Prince. Go find somebody else.

So, finally I finished one of the Dark Parables series. Was expecting a better ending though. My hopes were high. Thanks for crushing it.

Really wished I didn't played the other 3 only halfway. Now, I don't how everything connected.
But nah, we can still google it
*evil laugh*

But still, I had fun.

Thanks for reading guys. That is all from me for today.


Enjoy your holiday while it lasts.

Monday, January 4, 2016

New Year at The Hospital

First day of January, 2016.

While people were celebrating New Year, went to the movies, doing fun stuff, visit someplace interesting and probably studying (due to the final exams),
We were at the hospital.

We= Me and Kolej 17 Kebudayaan family (Arustika Putrasakti)

Why were we at the hospital?

It was a pretty gloomy place to celebrate your New Year there, if you ask me.
Well, we went there to visit our friend, also a family member of Arustika Putrasakti.
Joefiqry is his name. Friends call him Joe.

He is around 24 years old. A third year Nutrition student.
Friendly.
The type that takes a really good care of his body. Exercise, eats only healthy food, great fitness and so on.
Did well in his studies.
A great dancer.
That is pretty much what I know about him, since I know him like just around March 2015.
We were in the same dance team for our college's dinner night opening performance.

So what about him?

Well, he is very, very ill right now.
I remember during our dancing days, he had this terrible cough.
He had it since even before I met him and until now. I guess, it's around a year.
When the new semester started, we saw him and, you wouldn't believe how thin he was!

And suddenly, just right after our second test, we received a news that he was admitted to Hospital Sungai Buloh due to Brain Infection.

Speechless.

He was diagnosed with Tuberculosis (TB) and Toxoplasma.
I'm sure you guys know what TB is.
Toxoplasma is also an infection. (you guys can google it)

Explained by a future doctor (my senior),
Toxoplasma attacks the Red Blood Cell, digest it and causes antibodies to attack too.
It is some kind of Immune Haemolytic Anaemia, I guess.

Joe did show signs of anaemia,

But it only attacks when the immune system is weakened. Our assumption is that TB weakened his immune system and making him vulnerable to that parasite.
Most of this infection involves the central nervous system. That explains the brain infection. And now, it spreads to the lungs. Also a complication of the parasitic infection.

A few days before we visited him, he had 4 seizures attack.

"To be able to survive more than 1 seizure shows that he is strong." said one of my senior.


On The Day We Visited Him (New Year)

3 cars altogether.
Reached hospital around 4.30 pm, 45 minutes trip from Kolej 17, UPM.

Joe is in the Isolation Ward.

I entered the ward, feeling nervous. Not sure if I'm ready.
And there he was, lying on the bed. So thin.
In-tube feeding through his nose.
Extremely pale.
One of his eyes were affected too (Conjunctivitis).
He's unable to talk. (just groan-like sound)

Everyone was speechless.
Abang Hafiz went forward, and hold his hand tightly.
"Joe, kitaorang ada kat sini ni."

Abang Epull went and hold his other hand too.
Joe responded by holding back their hands.

Joe was awake, but I don't know if he recognize us.

Abang Epull took the pictures that Kak Mira printed for him.
"Joe, tengoklah, ni time kau menari zapin untuk Zafest dulu."
"Tengok gambar ni, time ni kita menari sama-sama."
"Yang ni pulak, time kau perform Makjasa."

Kak Tisya can't hold back her tears anymore, and walked quickly out of the ward.
Avoid crying in front of Joe.

Abang Epull unhold Joe's hand to do something, and Joe's hand started searching for hand to hold. Abang Hafiz took both of Joe's hands, and hold them tightly.
Hopefully that he feels calm. Knowing that we are there, by his side.

When we were laughing while Shushu told his story when he got infected by H1N1,
Joe produce that groan-like sound.

His aunt said that it is Joe responding, trying to talk.

It certainly is extremely sad, to see your friend, who used to be someone energetic, cheerful and outgoing, to lie down on a hospital bed, in all green, unable to talk, unable to move like he used to, looking very pale.

Doctor did say to not expect good news.

And today we received news (4/1/2016) that Joe has lost consciousness, in a coma and on life support.


Lets just pray for Joe. Pray for the best.