First time gastric pain

1/19/2022 12:47:00 pm

As the title said, yes I got my first gastric pain last week. I saw my friends have had this kind of pain before and it looks painful, not gonna lie. She could not even sit straight up. Now I know how it felt like.

The first day I had it was on 12th January. I was so lucky the pain started right after I had my quiz, or else I wouldn't have survived. I went in and out of the toilet 3 times. The pain was bearable at first but then it started to grow. The day before it, I didn't eat for the whole day except for dinner where my friend and I ate shawarma and I also ate buttermilk chicken rice. I didn't think anything as my friend also ate the shawarma and she was fine.

But then I can't sit or walk for the whole day and night. The only time I didn't feel any pain was when I was asleep. But then the pain was still there whenever I woke up. Let's just say I sleep restlessly for the whole day and night. I only woke up to pray and ate a little instant porridge and that's it. My friend bought me moi sup (nasi air or bubur orang Melayu selalu panggil I think, idk kat perlis we call this moi sup) for my dinner and the sambal was a little spicy. I ate a few spoons and went back to sleep.

The next day on 13th January, the pain was still there. Although not as painful as before, the pain was still ever-present. My friend bought me rice and savoury chicken. I did not know you cannot eat rice when you're having gastric pain. I ate half of it and then I was done. I did my assignment, play some games and took several naps.

When the third day came and the pain was still there, my parent asked me to go to the clinic. I did, and yep my fear came true. I had food poisoning and gastric. I did not know where the food poisoning came from because my friend ate the same thing I did. But then she had her breakfast while I skipped and only ate dinner. Gastric was one thing I did not want but it happened.

I have been eating once per day for a long time now. It was my own fault and no one else. I skipped breakfast and lunch every day all because I was too lazy to go out and buy something to eat... please don't be like me. Value yourself more. I usually had my lunch very late at 4-5pm and did not eat dinner after that. Sometimes I just had a light meal of instant noodles or instant porridge. It was not enough.

The point here is to not skip your meal no matter how busy you are. Always have a snack right by your side and eat it! Eating is the most important thing. I didn't think much of eating because I felt it waste of my time. I can do a lot more than go walking to the cafe to buy some food. Also my weight increases every time I weigh myself, so I never thought I can get gastric. Well, I thought wrong. 

Do any of you have gastric too? I'm eating oat now for breakfast and it was so bland. I did not know how to make it taste good. If you have any suggestions, feels free to share them with me :)

Until I write again,

Recap and Lessons of 2021 | A to Z ver.

1/01/2022 09:49:00 pm

Happy new year! May all your wishes comes true, may Allah bless everything that you have done or going on in your life. Don't forget to take care of your health. Be kind to others as you want others to be kind to you. Love yourself, so that you have so much love that you can give to others too.

2021 have brought so many new experiences to me. Without further ado, let's get to it, shall we.

Annual blog post is here again! I always make a recap & lessons every year - or at least I tried to. This is one of the ways for me to remind myself what every year have brought to me. A way for me to be thankful and a way for me to remind myself of the lessons it has brought.

Birth of my first nephew. The best thing that ever happened this year was the birth of my very first nephew in March. We are so blessed to have him in our life.

Cameron Highland. It was the first time I went to Cameron Highland with my friends. Never in my life, a road trip with friends will be possible, but here were are. We went to Cameron Highland in November, right after our industrial training.

Dancing is such a good workout. Except when you are following hard choreographies. Three songs in and already felt like dying...

Eid 2021. Blessed to be there with the whole family during eid, along with my new nephew. Our colour theme was blue!

Fangirling. It has been a long time since I last fangirling over a group of boys. I was a One Direction fan throughout school until they "disband". Still cannot believe I am a K-Pop fan now. Specifically, an Ateez fan called Atiny! They came into my life without knocking and here to stay. Definitely felt the presence in my wallet, considering how much it took for merch and stuff...

Genshin Impact is part of my life now. I play this game literally every day except for days I have so many assignments to do. I started playing seriously during April when my friend started playing too. Add me if you play this game too, we can play together!

Have a moment to myself. There are days where I want to have a moment to myself. I just want to keep quiet and be left with my thoughts. Living with a roommate does not mate this easy though. The air feels heavy somehow...

Industrial training. I have shared with you my past internship during my diploma, but I did not share anything for my degree internship. It is because I did my internship in pandemic at my university. It was pretty uneventful. Every day I did the same work except for a few weeks I have to go to the laboratory for other works. However, I am grateful for the internal internship as I was able to complete the industrial training.

Just one more photocard doesn't hurt. it does... it is hurting my wallet... need to learn when to stop...

Knitting. I have developed a new hobby which is knitting, crochet or amigurumi. Maybe amigurumi is the perfect term to describe it as I love to knit dolls. I started knitting for fun since my mom is so good at it and I want it too. Remember that I did a little bit of embroidery in 2019? So I want to try other things and I chose this. I enjoyed doing it and I plan to do many more of it this year.

Langkawi. It was the first time in 23 years of my life I went to Langkawi. I went with my friends during our internship and it was a short 3 days getaway. I had so much fun, although there have some things that I wished I can do differently.

"Make it make sense," I think I have been saying this a lot this year because lots of things are not making sense. This is not just about my daily life but beyond it. I don't want to elaborate more. 

Never mind what people say about me. I feel like responding with "sounds like your problem" make my life easier when there are people who gave unsolicited advice. You don't like something I like? Oh, sound like your problem or in Malay Id like to reply with "itu kau punya pasal"

Online classes, online quizzes, online tests. Everything is online now. If you don't have any line, then you're doomed. I need to service my laptop soon...

Pulling an all-nighter seems like an easy task for me nowadays. Stay up till late to finish my works. Just a normal student life.

Quality time with my friends of 10 years. It has been so long since we hang out together, but we managed to during my mid-sem break. It is so hard to do so when everyone has their own schedules, but somehow we managed to. Blessed.

Remember to love me so that I can love others. My bias keeps saying these words. Before giving your love and happiness to someone, love and care about yourself first. This may seem insignificant, but we always overlook ourselves. Be kinder to myself. Be more forgiving to myself.

Semester break. This year was the first semester break I didn't go back to my home. I was here since May, finish my semester, continue with internship then I have a chance to go home. With the pandemic, I truly have no chance to go home. It was the longest I have been away which is 5 months.

Turtle egg incubator is our ongoing project for course material selection and design. We were asked to do a project with the theme of "Creating Job: Material Engineer IR 4.0" and chose to do a turtle egg incubator, but during our first Viva, we were asked to make it universal. Please pray for our project to be a success!

Unapologetically say "No". I have said before that I want to learn how to unapologetically says no when people ask me something I don't want or don't want to do. I think I am getting good at it.

Vaccinated! I got Sinovac for my first and second dose of vaccines. Thank god I did not experience any side effects except for a sore arm. I also received my booster (Pfizer) last week. I did have a fever for a day, but after that sore arm for 2 days and I am good to go.

Went to watch Spiderman: No Way Home with my friend! It has been so long since I last go to a cinema. Before covid, I think? So it is good to experience it again.

X - ok let's be real... I can't think of any word...

Year mixed of new things, good things and bad things that give me lessons. After all that happened, I am still grateful for what happened happened. Wishing for this year to brings a lot more happiness in our life~

Zealous. How I wish I have more energy and enthusiasm in pursuit of my goals. Let's keep working hard this year too!

Until I write again,


Online classes and I

6/01/2021 08:00:00 pm


    It has been 5 months since my last update. Nothing has changed much except that I am now in the 6th semester of my degree. It has been 1 year and 3 months since I started online classes. I have shared my thoughts before on what I felt, if you are interested in reading that, you can click >here<. I went back to my home in Selangor in February, and now I am back here in Perlis. There are procedures that we have to follow to allow us to be here. My university gave us 2 choices by either doing a swab test or isolation. And I chose the swab test as I want to make sure that I really have not caught any virus. Thankfully, the test was negative.

Today I want to share with you how I take my notes during online classes. I know most students don't really take notes as they rely on the lecture's notes, but taking my own notes has been the most effective. You can click on the pictures to see them in better resolution.

1. During class.
            There are 2 ways on how I take notes during class.
            i) If my lecturers did not give lecture's notes beforehand.

    This also depends on the format of the notes. Usually come will give in pdf and others will give in PowerPoint. I annotate all the things that my lecturers said that is not available in the notes. for example, new information or detailed explanation that is not included in the notes. This is important as lecturers love asking things out of the notes during tests or quizzes. I use a pen tablet to write on the slide. I used Wacom One that I bought from Shopee (not spons). I bought it during a sale, so the price was not that high. 

    This is an example of taking note while in synchronous class. I usually put my note and Google meet side by side like this, so that I know what page the lecturer is on. I don't use any special apps, just use the existing Microsoft PowerPoint and the draw function. You will automatically get it when you connect your laptop to your pen tablet.

    This is an example of lecture's notes in pdf format. I just use the normal, free Acrobat Reader and use the comment and highlight feature. I don't usually write on pdf because the pen is not that good, in my opinion. So I just use the comment feature and note down everything my lecturer said.

    And lastly, this is an example of me taking notes during asynchronous class. I have synchronous classes during the day and asynchronous classes during the night (who says ODL is not stressing?) My lecturers will provide us with recorded videos for us to review during the class. There is no difference between sync and async classes except that one is pre-recorded and the other is a real-time online class.

            ii) If my lecturers did not provide any notes beforehand

    This is where I have to really focus in class, and most of the time failed to do so... I use my notebooks and write as notes simple as possible. It is still the same concept except without lecture notes, so I have to write twice faster. Both what is written on the notes and what is not written in the notes.

2. After class
    I use OneNote as my go-to digital note-taking app. At first, I can't really get used to it, but slowly but surely I can control my handwriting. It feels write to write on en tablet while your eyes are glued to the laptop's screen. I started doing digital notes by the end of last semester. It is because I feel like using papers are such a waste of resource. My whole university life has me writing notes on books and papers. Don't get me wrong, it does work and easier to flip through. But more and more I think this is not worth it especially when having online classes where lecture notes are digitally too.

    This is a sample of my note in OneNote. I rarely do this as my classes already consume most of my time. I barely have time to do my assignments, so writing a full note is something I do when I really have time. Otherwise, I just rely on the notes I wrote during the lectures. 

This post is getting long now, so I am just going to stop here. I wish all students fighting! I am here in Perlis because I have lab works I have to complete. I haven't started my lab yet, as it is scheduled to start next week but we will see since we are in lockdown right now. I just want to start and end this lab for good now.

Take care of yourself 💖

Until I write again,

Pasar Terapung, Perlis

1/13/2021 09:45:00 pm

Hari ni I nak kongsi dengan korang satu tempat menarik dekat Perlis. Korang mungkin dah tahu sebab ada akaun @PerlisAktif di Twitter dan bagitahu tentang tempat ni. Tapi I nak juga kongsikan pengalaman I sendiri pergi kat sini. I pergi sebelum pengumuman PKP lagi, 3 Januari 2021. Dah lama baru nak kongsikan dekat sini. Asyik tak berpeluang je nak menulis. Tulis assignment lagi penting haha.

I tak tahu korang tahu ke tak yang I bukan orang Perlis. I belajar je di salah satu universiti kat sini. Jadi dari kolej kediaman I naik bas ke KWSP Kangar. Haa lepas tu mula la sesi berjalan dengan kawan I. Alhamdulillah cuaca masa tu elok je walau sedikit mendung.

Pasar terapung ni bertempat di Pengkalan Assam, Kangar atau dikenali sebagai Denai Larian. 

Jadi kami berjalan dari KWSP ke Pengkalan Assam tu. Jalan kaki dalam setengah jam atau lebih ada kot. Pertama kali kami pergi jadi tak sedar sejauh tu la. Rupanya ada je jalan shortcut. Dah balik baru tahu -_-

Sebelum masuk kami kena scan MySejahtera dan scan suhu dulu baru boleh masuk. Bila dah berjalan di tempat yang ramai orang, kena pandai jaga diri sendiri contohnya jaga penjarakan sosial. Jumlah sampan yang ada hanya 10. Kira okay la sebab tasik di situ pun tak besar mana pun. Selain dari penjualan makanan dekat sampan tu, ada jugak yang jual di bawah khemah.

Aktiviti yang ada hanyalah kayak dan naik sampan. Seorang RM2 selama 20 minit. Macam menarik tapi kami tak naik pun sebab waktu tu mendung sangat dah. Gambar-gambar di dalam post ini telah di-edit jadi tak nampak sangat mendung tu.

Ada banyak meja dan kerusi disediakan di tepi tasik. Jadi selepas buat pembelian pengunjung boleh duduk mana kat situ. Makanan yang dijual pun boleh tahan, berpatutan dengan harga. Kami beli:
  • Somtam mangga - RM5
  • Rojak buah - RM5
  • ABC - RM3.50
Ini memang harga biasa kat Perlis ni. Somtam tu ada tempat yang lebih murah dan sedap dari kat situ tapi kalau nak cuba okay je. Ada banyak lagi makanan yang kami tak sempat nak rasa sebab lepas tu hujan turun selenbat-lebatnya. Nasib baik kami berdua bawak payung seorang satu. Berlindungkan payung je la duduk di kerusi dan meja yang disediakan sambil makan makanan yang kami beli. Gambar pun tak sempat nak ambil ;-;

Pengalaman yang menarik walaupun bagi sesetengah orang dekat sini kosong je takde apa. I rasa seronok je perhgi sini sambil exercise kaki. Haa lepas tu balik rumah 3 hari sakit peha. I tak biasa jalan jauh-jauh ^^"

Kalau korang datang ke Perlis, jangan lupa singgah kat sini. Ada lagi tempat menarik kat Perlis ni yang I tak jejak lagi. Padahal dah 4 tahun duduk sini haha. Nanti bila I pergi, I akan kongsikan kat sini lagi.

Sehingga I menulis lagi,