June 17, 2009

"Nasi Lemak" and Scombroid Toxicity

(Erm...someone's hungry)

What a very weird title for a post...?
But believe me or not,
by combining these two elements,
"Fat rice" (no lah, its the nasi lemak)
and.... Scombroid Toxicity
you will end up with the perfect
food-and-learning fiesta!!!

It all happened today,
on this beautiful Thursday.
Our normal Thursday schedule for today was:
  1. 2 hours of Introduction to Islam and Medicine
  2. 2 hours of English for Pre-Medical Students
  3. and finally another 2 hours for Arabic Ammi
However, two of my favourite subject today was canceled
and was going substituted on another day.
So we had just one class for today,
and that was English.

The most interesting part of todays class was
we did two things at the same time


Sounds funny but it was true.
Our kind lecturer had actually bought each of us a 'Nasi Lemak"
And truly, it was the best "Nasi Lemak" ever.

What was the most funniest thing about it was that
while we scrumptiously indulging in our "Sambal Heaven",
with some licking their fingers,
and some happily munching the crunchy cucumber,
our lecturer continued to teach us and we still responded.

It was a very effective way of handling a class
because everyone was listening
while filling up their tummy.

I hope next time we might have the chance to do this again.

(we learned about scrombroid toxicity while eating, hahaha)

p/s: about the scrombroid toxicity try to find it yourself,
it has something to do with fishes a.k.a dark meat.


Sounds like a very wierd title for a post
but this is the story behind it.

In my last post
I mentioned how challenging
it was to sit for a quiz that you are not really prepared for.

But somehow after the the long wait
our biochemistry lecturer finally gave back our papers.

(I wasn't this excited when I got my results)

Well I got 23.5/40 for my Biochemistry quiz.
I am not quite happy with the results
because I know I can do it better
but next time I'll just have to give my 100 % effort

This is one of the question:
Draw the basic water molecules and label its bonds.

This is how the answer should be
but I drew it............
well lets just say that if you looked at it
it would appear like a
"new discovery in the chemistry field"
(I should get a Nobel prize for this!!!)

What we can all learn from this is that
  1. Always be prepared for your exams
  2. Please do your revision or you'll really regret it
  3. You just have to learn to laugh at your silly mistakes
  4. And do it better next time.
We have just finished our Physiology quiz today
and I do hope that the results
will not be as "funny' as my Biochemistry paper.