Daily Reflection – 19 July 2022

Yesterday was the 19th of July, a bit closer to our preparation for the National OSCE (Objective Structured Clinical Examination) this weekend. I was assigned as one of the staff under the Division of Materials and Tools. There are heaps of materials, as well as laboratory tools, instruments, and many more that should be available for the three days of OSCE.

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Yesterday is the day when I learned the meaning of destiny.

It was a nice morning when I was supposed to go early to the faculty building. I had a comprehensive exam schedule at 10.30 AM, so I should leave no later than 9.30 AM. Instead of leaving my rented room at 8 AM or 9 AM, I managed to be ready on few minutes past 9.30 AM. My sister who left earlier asked me to put her clothes in the laundry before I went to uni. But, the laundry place was closed. I called the owner from outside but no answer. I decided to bring back the two bags of clothes to my room and walked fast to take a shared taxi.

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Jakarta 2022

Last month, I was assigned to participate in a workshop held in Jakarta. The news came to me via chat, and I need to attend the workshop not only once, but twice at 1-week intervals only. To be honest, the last time I visited Jakarta was in 2016, and I never traveled by airplane since 2019. These records make me super anxious, not to mention that the Omicron cases had been spread in Jakarta. Yet, the task was the task, and I was relieved that I did not need to travel alone.

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19 December 2017


I started my lecture session with a question. “Is any K-Popper here?”. The class suddenly filled with excitement. Some of students pointed on a student, who denied when later confirmed. I assumed that they are quite familiar with Korean pop culture, so I proceeded to the next question, “Do you guys know the news which happened yesterday?”. Surprisingly, many of them could answer the question correctly and confidently. We talked about Jonghyun death which was caused by carbon monoxide poisoning (apparently it was suicide case). Since it was Basic Pharmacology and Toxicology lecture, we discussed the toxicity mechanism of carbon monoxide, which inhibit the binding of oxygen to hemoglobin, thus reduce the oxygenation and respiration in body cells. Then, I talked about how to manage the poisoning case while incorporating mental health topic as it was really important for us to concern with.

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Being … uh, 23 Years Old?



I barely remembered that yesterday, I added one more year to my age (the accumulation of years passed since I was born). It’s a bit funny though because at that time, I was sitting in a mini bus which took me from Padang to Bukittinggi. Perhaps it’s because I have already anticipated that I should be 23 this year or I felt that I have already been 23 since several months ago, according to the Hijri Calendar.

However, let’s forget those reasons for a while.

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