Tuesday, July 15, 2014

GPS Ramadhan

Last weekend, I joined a community service programme which was organized by my faculty, International Medical School (IMS). The program was called GPS Ramadhan. It was held at Seri Menanti, Negeri Sembilan. At first, I was kinda refused to join this programme because it was held in Ramadhan. Dude, it's Ramadhan we're talking about. I'm going to flat at the end of the day because of extreme exhaustion, dehydration and many more to come (such a drama queen Hani!). But i told myself, well it wasn't half bad either. Why don't I give it a try. It would be a good experience for me since I hadn't join a community service which was held in Ramadhan. 

Basically this two days and one night program was about to help and serve the community in Seri Menanti. We departed from MSU at 8 a.m. and arrived about 10.30 a.m. After a short brief, we started our program with 'gotong-royong'. Since we had been divided into smaller groups, my group had been in charge to clean the area of the shop lot. But what happened was, we ended up cleaning Uncle Md Yasin's house. It was fine with us since Uncle Md Yasin was a very kind man. He even helped us too! We were being informed that his mother-in-law currently was sick and she hadn't be able to move around since 9 years ago. She was 86 years old and currently lived with his youngest child (which was Uncle Md Yasin's brother-in-law). Their houses were opposite to each other. After the 'gotong-royong', we then got a chance to pluck buah kundang (a.k.a buah setar/plum mango). Buah kundang is somehow like a mango, but it is much smaller than mango. We had to use a long stick which was tied with a plastic bottle at one end of it to pluck the fruits. (it seemed like galah but it doesn't have a sharp blade at one of the end of the stick)

Jojo was trying to pluck the fruits :)
After that, we continued to help some of friends to clear up the bushes at one of the old house. There was no one lived in that house. We were told that the house had been left for years because the owner had moved to somewhere else, but Uncle Md Yasin had asked permission from the owner for us to clean his house. It was tiring because it has been like ages since the last time I did this kind of thing. Dah lama tak menebas semak! Aging process. I have to accept the fact that I'm old now. Hehehe :)

In the evening, after the ice breaking, my friends and I decided to go to Istana Seri Menanti. It is also known as Istana Lama Seri Menanti. It is now open to public and become a museum. A very must-visit-place if go  for a holiday in Negeri Sembilan! It wasn't that far so we just walked there. It was a great experience. We could see such a nice view from the top of the museum and learnt a lot of history. Gggaaahhh!! It was almost 4 years since SPM was over. But somehow it was really nice to recall back the history that you'd learnt in high school. See how much your brain still remember all the facts!

on our way to go to Istana Seri Menanti :)

From right : FA, Aina and me inside the palace. 

Aina and me in front of the palace :)
At night, after the teraweeh prayer, we ate moreh. The mee and apam balik were so delicious! Seriously! Hahaha. Then, we had discussion for tomorrow's activity. For my group, our task was medical check-up for paediatrics which was basically for primary school student. I loved it since Paediatrics was one of my favourite postings (so far). 

The next morning, during the medical check-up, Dr Raihan came by. I never met her before. Later that I knew, she taught Physiology in IMS, but before this, she was a MO in Paediatrics department in Hospital Sungai Buloh. How cool was it?! She taught us many things and I felt so happy because we learnt a lot from her. Thank you so much Dr Raihan! :)

After the closing ceremony, we went back home at 2.00 pm and safely arrived at MSU at 3.50 p.m. It was an enjoyable experience for me. I'm looking forward for the next program. InsyaAllah :)

After the closing ceremony with Mdm Sofia,
 my mentor during our foundation
From right: FA, Oni, Mdm Sofia, Syira, me, Nina, Jiha, Aina & Jojie

From right : Syira, Shatiya, Dr Thanda Oo (Radiologist), Jiha, Oni,
Dr Myo (O&G specialist), Jojie, me and Aina

Goodbye Seri Menanti! Till we meet again! :D

without wax,
haniyahaya :)

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