Monday, March 14, 2011

with prayers

Last week had been an eventful one.

Finally, my elective research proposal presentation was over! There were glitches here and there. "DK 1 (dewan kuliyah) diorang kata yang paling killer sekali?", said Dr Aidaniza, perhaps because the deputy dean of research happened to be one of the judges in that hall (there were three venues altogether). Oh well, we can always correct them before handing in our written proposal.

After weeks of wire bending sessions (which included bleeding here and there, blisters and spending nights in the lab), my upper removable appliance was finally completed, Alhamdulillah. It's time to move to the second upper removable appliance. I'll post a picture of it later :)

Then the dreaded graduation night meeting with lecturer committee. Oh well. It turned out okay :)

On a different note...

One of the countries I admire the most - Japan, was hit by a major earthquake, measuring 8.9 on Richter scale and more than a hundred aftershocks. Along with the tsunami secondary to this now kicks the mortality rate to approximately 10 000 deaths. Although we're somehow more relaxed now that there are no aftershock coming in the nearest time, another disaster is looming the rising sun land - the nuclear crisis. The temperature of about five nuclear plants are rising as cooling system fails and the nuclear reactor in one of them is possibly partially melted down. Alhamdulillah, although the current radioactive level has exceeded the safety level, it has not posed significant threat to people's health. Nonetheless, I pray for the Japanese people to be in safety. Amin.

Nurse Wani, who used to take care of us well when we were in second and third year left us all with two of her children. En. Din who used to guide me when I was managing periodontics station during Convex, her husband, is currently comatose. Although his eldest son has regained consciousness, they are both in critical condition. Let us all send prayers for their wellbeing and may Allah grant strength to both of them in facing this test. On a more personal note - the last time I met her was just one day before the accident, in a farewell party for the dean and other retiring/resigning staff. Along with other nurses in our dental clinics, they performed a choir, singing the song titled Di Mana Kan Ku Cari Ganti. Being somewhat different than her usual cheerful self, she was more quiet on that day and I was spared from her nags. Only Allah may repay her kindness. The whole dental clinic felt gloomy today. (News article)

It was indeed an eventful week.

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