Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Autopsy

Okay, so now I'm here, waiting for a call from the girls to tell me to leave the house.

I'll be observing my very first autopsy. For those who don't know what that is, this is a way of finding out the cause of death, when it's unknown. They do tests, and cut the body open to look at the organs and try and find out what exactly happened. So it's no picnic, and I'm really not looking forward to it. A lot of people told me that the smell is really bad, and you just feel sick, I've also heard stories of guys fainting while observing!!!

lol I know I won't faint, but I might just be disgusted. I don't mind them cutting in surgery, that's different, it's clean and there's usually not much of a bad smell, but the autopsy is just a completely different thing....

As part of our curriculum we have to attend 5 of those. I hope that we only have to stay for one and not two today, though it's usually better if you have two, makes it one less autopsy to worry about.

Updates later..

Posted by Noors at 8:06 AM 1 comments

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Something I never expected was to have one of the 'lil' kids in my house get hurt, well of course they will, but nothing serious.

My little sister fell of a chair today, weird thing is, it wasn't that high, and she fell on carpet, yet when I saw her arm I thought it was dislocated, but nevertheless, my dad and I fixed the arm with a ruler just in case it was broken, and indeed it was! Poor girl had to go through a small surgery to get her fracture fixed. It really broke my heart when I saw her crying.

What is so ironic is that I wanted to go and do an oncall in surgery today in royal, but my friend and I took a raincheck because we both had other things to take care of, and thought we'd leave it till next week, I didn't know I'd end up in an emergency room and be outside the OT in the waiting room area.

I'm just glad that things went well. I promised her I'd buy her this toy camera that she's always wanted and get her flowers.

I wish I could skip tomorrow's disgusting autopsy and go spend time with her!

Posted by Noors at 12:30 PM 4 comments

Monday, August 29, 2005

Not much of an update...

Been too busy to update my blog. I had an idea for a topic that I wanted to post here but it's late now, and my brain is barely functioning, so I guess I'll just leave it till when I get some free time to think properly.

I've finally increased my weights in body pump, it feels so good that I was able to finish the track, eventhough it takes a lot more energy, and it's probably one of the reasons why I'm dead by 10 pm lol, but the fact that I gave myself a challange and managed to keep it up, was enough for me to bear all the muscle aches!

*battery almost dead, need to sleep lol*

Posted by Noors at 12:28 PM 0 comments

Thursday, August 25, 2005

So today, we spent the whole day at the farm, it's been ages since I last went swimming and I must say it was a lot of fun. I hope I end up with a good tan haha!

It's my cousins birthday. Too bad he's not in Oman, otherwise we would've had a nice family birthday for him.

Nothing great, just thought I'd remind myself of today, that's all!

Posted by Noors at 12:43 PM 4 comments

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

One of life's little facts I guess...

I was thinking today, they say that 'time heals all wounds'. I believe so, time does heal your wounds, but I also believe that some wounds are so deep, that when they do finally heal, they leave a scar behind, and you're never the same, even when your wound is healed.

Basic pathology. Big wound, means you get a scar, and so that area is never 'normal' again like it was, and even though it has healed and is back to functioning, it's never going to be the same.

You move on, you grow older, but that scar will change something in you. You always come out of any experience, a bit different from what you were before you had to go through it.

Simple fact of life I guess! Anyone disagrees with me?

Posted by Noors at 12:13 PM 2 comments

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

My 'own' world...

I've decided to busy myself with work, and work, and extra work. I'm planning on spending most of my time either in the hospital, or exercising, I'm going back to my bubble I guess.

What I like about the hospital, and probably about the Operating Room is that you are isolated from the rest of the world, and you're living in a completely different environment, and you feel so disconnected from everything else.

Always suited me well, though a lot of people tell me that it's important to balance things in your life, and that I should give some more attention to the outside world too, I somehow fail to see how the two differ, and honestly, I'm more comfortable in my 'own' world....

Posted by Noors at 1:21 PM 0 comments

Monday, August 22, 2005

Punching bag!

Yes, I'm finally getting one, hopefully during the weekend, when I have some free time to go shopping.

Need it for two things: 1) Like I said, I'm into kickboxing now, I could use it to exercise at home and burn some calories.

2) A very good way of getting all the stress and emotions out of my system, especially after a loooooong day, so instead of thinking, I get to punch, I think it's a healthy way of expressing your feelings, don't you think? I mean, it surely is better than snapping at someone, or posting a long entry here at my blog that no one understands, or just drive myself crazy, lol.

Can't wait!!!!

P.S It's my sister's birthday, happy birthday dear sis. Sweet 16! Damn I remember when I turned 16, it just feels like it was ages ago!

Posted by Noors at 11:30 PM 2 comments

Tagged by Sam!

Last book you read: Harry Potter and the Half blooded Prince

Lastone number you called: hmmm, can't remember, I think I returned a missed call I had.

Last show you watched on TV: The bold and the beautiful, for like 1 minute, hate that show urghh.

Last thing you had to drink: Really cold vimto with ice, very refreshing lol.

Last thing you ate: some fruites.

Last time you cried: A couple of days ago.

Last time you smiled: a while ago, was sitting with my sister while she was on the phone.

Last person you hugged: can't remember, but it's either my little sister or little brother.

Last person you talked to on the phone: My cousin, I picked up the phone, she didn't want me, she wanted my sister.

Last thing you smelled: No idea :S

Last CD that you bought: err, ages ago, I bought some blank cds.

Last thing you laughed at: Something a friend and i were talking about in the hospital.

What's in your cd player: right now? Nothing.

What time did you wake up today: 6 am

Current favorite article of clothing: A top that I bought a few days ago from Promod

Favorite place to be: Hmm, the beach, if the weather is cool.

Least favorite place: my university, and the university hospital!

you believe in an afterlife? Of course!

In Heaven or Hell: Definitly.

How tall are you: 156cm, yeah I know, I'm short! lol

Current favorite word: Hmm, nothing in particular at the moment.

Favorite Book: Life's little instructions book.

Random lyric: I have been touched by the hands of an angel, I've been blessed by the power of love.. very old song, and I've been in love with the lyrics for a couple of years now..

If I could be doing anything right now, i would be: In Surgery, or in an exercise class with my trainer.

Are you a daredevil?: Don't think I am.

Have you ever told a secret you swore you'd never tell?: I guess I did, but not something that would put anyone in any kind of trouble, and usually if it concerns me.

Do looks matter?: No!

How do you release your anger? Breath slowly. Lift weights, and I'm buying a punching bag, I seriously need it these days....

My second home is: The hospital, pathetic I know!

thing i have that i wish i didn't is: lol I won't answer that! :P

All you need is: piece of mind..

Something i want but i don't really need is: A new handbag!

Something I need but i don't really want is: errr, nothing at the moment.

drink?: No.

have a boyfriend/girlfriend?: my close friends only, all girls :P

have a dream that keeps coming back?: Not recently.

believe there is life on other planets?: Yes! I believe that we're not alone!

read the newspaper?: No, not really.

consider yourself tolerant of others?: Yes, not always a good thing though!

consider police a friend or foe?: say what? :S

Okay tha was long!

I tag anyone who reads this!!

Posted by Noors at 6:26 PM 3 comments

Friday, August 19, 2005

Bewitched

I used to watch the old series when I was young, it was one of my favourite shows, though I can't remember it very well, one thing I do remember is that my grandmother used to love watching it too!

So, a few months back, I saw the trailor for the movie, 'bewitched', and I also saw the interview that Oprah had with Nicole Kidman, and I was really looking forward to watching it.

The movie was out here this weekend. My aunts and cousins thought they'd go and watch it together. I must say that the movie wasn't what I expected. It wasn't boring, but it didn't really have a story really, it didn't have a lot of 'magic' like I thought it would. It was entertaining, to an extent, but I just think that the writers of the movie could've added a bit more to it.

Here's a question that I usually ask my friends, 'if you had to choose one magical ability, what would you choose?'

Wouldn't it be ineteresting to see what's it like to live as a witch for one day? Wouldn't it be cool to be able to do something just by clicking your fingers? Or fly on a broomstick, haha!

Posted by Noors at 12:32 PM 5 comments

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

A day out in the sun!

So after Sam's insistance that we go to Mutrah, we three girls decided to wake up early this morning and go there.

I must say that despite the heat, we had loads of fun. Went to Sur Al Lawatia, with me being the guide of course, lol. Then to Suq Mutrah, where we spent our time looking at stuff and Sam taking pics of everything! Finally we went to Muscat, had a look at the palace then took some ics of us three girls by the sea.

It was a day that we won't be forgetting.

To read more about it, check our shared blog, soapbox!

Posted by Noors at 12:57 PM 8 comments

Monday, August 15, 2005

And here's another song...

Okay, I've been in love with this song since yesterday, I keep playing it again and again, so I thought I'd post the lyrics here, like I usually do when I like a particular song,

So here goes,

I Wish You Knew, Mariah Carey

[intro]

I just wish you knew
How much I'm still in love with you
I've got to see youWherever you are
And I've got to be there
I'm wishing on stars
I've got to reveal what's inside of my heart
But the words escape me
And I'm paralyzed
So helpless when I
Look into your eyes
[chorus]
And how I wish you only knew
What I feel inside for you
You probably haven't got a clue
But I wish you knew
How I love you, baby
Honestly, I know it's silly of me
To want you so badly
But keep it concealed
See my inferiority complex kicks in
And the words escape me
And I'm paralyzed
So helpless when I
Look into your eyes
[chorus]
And how I wish you only knew
What I feel inside for you
You probably haven't got a clue
But I wish you knew
How I love you, baby
[spoken]
I don't if anybody outside there tonight
Who knows what it feels like
To want somebody so bad
That nothing and nobody
Can ever seem to fill out that void
That is the situation that I'm talking about right now
And if you feel me
Sing the song with me Come on
[chorus]
And how I wish you only knew
What I feel inside for you
You probably haven't got a clue
But I wish you knew
How I love you, baby

--------------------

On a personal note, I'm looking forward to tomorrow, meeting up with a bunch of friends, should be a fun day!

Posted by Noors at 12:13 AM 5 comments

Sunday, August 14, 2005

Okay, I just got a rush of adrenaline through my body all of a sudden lol.

I was going through one of my favourite websites, the ACE fitness, and I started looking for books about giving a kickboxing class. And they do! Along with a video!! See the ACE fitness is the best if you're planning on becoming a professional instructor, so you can always trust their products. :D

I am so excited all of a sudden. The video, according to the website, shows you the different movements, to teach you how to perform them correctly and teach them to others, which is exactly what I was looking for.

lol I better calm down, no no, I can't, I'm way too excited right now!!

Posted by Noors at 11:08 PM 3 comments

Tired of thinking...

Is it possible? I mean, can you really get tired of thinking and just wish that you could just freeze everything for some time so that you can catch your breath and give your mind a bit of a break?

*and yet another post that makes no sense!!*

Posted by Noors at 10:28 PM 4 comments

Saturday, August 13, 2005

Pump it up!

"The most successful branded group fitness program in history, BODYPUMP® is a one-hour class using barbells and adjustable weights to tone and condition muscles while raising metabolic rate for rapid fat-burning.Les Mills' claim that BODYPUMP® is "the world's fastest way to get in shape" is supported by independent research which has confirmed higher than expected fat-burning effects alongside endurance, strength and 'wellness' benefits".

~ Le Mills

I'm absolutely hooked to this work out. Not only is it well put together, it's also very refreshing and simply, fun! The music is amazing, and gives you an extra push, and the whole work out, depends on you. You get to choose how much weights you want to add, according to your level of fitness, so with time you gradually build up your own power and increase your weights, and you challange yourself to finish the whole track without stopping.

It's just absolutely amazing, and it's also intereseting to see how much your body can adjust and you see by yourself how you gradually start to feel and look different.

Only thing is, I miss the trainer who used to give these classes. She used to add an extra touch to the class, which made it much more fun, and more than just a class. Smiling was always a must, and you would always leave her classes feeling much better, and throughout the work out, you completely forget about all your worries, the stress and the world. Damn I used to go to her classes two days before my finals lol. I can't wait till she starts again...

Anyway, definitly worth trying! Results are always pleasing.

Posted by Noors at 11:05 PM 3 comments

Holiday, almost over...

Next Saturday I'll be starting my new rotation. I'm not so sure whether I'm thrilled to be going back to uni and back to my studies, and back to spending time with my group, I don't really miss them, lol, we spent 11 months together, so that was more than enough, and I guess by the end of our last rotation, we were all tired of each other hehe.

I haven't done much during this 'short' holiday, but I still feel like I could use some more time away from all the work, my last rotation was so demanding that I feel I could still use another month away from the hospital.

Last week of holiday. We have a family wedding coming up in a few days, so we have relatives coming from different countries of the gulf. It should be fun, I guess.
My mom was sweet enough to take me shopping last night. Don't you just love getting out of city centre with a few shopping bags? lol I think it's fun, especially since it's not something you get to do everyday!!

Oh yeah, and my poor car had the unfortunate luck of having the gate close while I was leaving my grandmothers house, you can see the marks on both sides *sigh*. Good news though, my dad said that it can be fixed easily, so fingers crossed!!

Posted by Noors at 4:29 PM 2 comments

Thursday, August 11, 2005

Kickboxing

Kickboxing is one of the best aerobic classes that merges together the martial arts to give you one complete, highly demanding work out that requires you to be very fit to keep up with the pace.

The class consists of various moves, punches, kicks, etc. I've tried taeboe before but never got the chance to do kickboxing, because I never found a place here in Muscat that gives classes to females only. Now taeboe was amazing, and also very demanding, and may I add, an excellent way to get all the stress out of your system. You're having a bad day? What's better than having 50 minutes or an hour of punching and kicking to make you feel good?

So yesterday I was thinking. Since I'm planning on becoming a certified group fitness trainer, which a lot think is crazy may I just add lol, I thought, why not after I get certified learn the whole kickboxing thing? My dad laughed at me yesterday, lol, he said I was crazy, but still said I should go ahead and order the book if I wanted to.

I checked amazon.com today. They don't only have books but also a lot of dvds that give you full work out classes, which I can use at home, and it's not expensive at all. Doesn't sound like a bad idea at all. I'm all up for the challange. I used to be really fit, I could take an advanced class of cycling and survive, so I know I can get there again.

Posted by Noors at 4:00 PM 5 comments

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Family is back from their trip, I can finally hear the kids playing upstairs instead of the low humming of my laptop, lol.

Life is back to normal around my house.

Posted by Noors at 4:37 PM 4 comments

Soapbox!!

Yes people, finally, the three of us good friends have decided to join each other in one blog, especially since in probably a month's time, we'll all be in our seperate ways, so this is our way of keeping us connected.

http://soapbox03.blogspot.com/

Cheers

Posted by Noors at 12:24 AM 1 comments

Monday, August 08, 2005

I hate this weather....

Urgh, you go into the a/c then out in the heat, you sweat, you go inside, a/c again, now I have a really bad backache..

I miss the rain, it would be so great, if we wake up tomorrow morning and find out that it's raining.

Okay, my back hurts, so I can't stay here any longer.

Posted by Noors at 12:55 AM 10 comments

Sunday, August 07, 2005

Horror movies

I fail to understand why a lot of people love to watch horror movies. I don't see the reason why anyone should torture themselves by sitting for two hours, watching something that scares you to death, and gives you the goosepumps, and later be haunted by images from the movie for days and nights, even during your sleep.

Seriously, why would I watch something that will only trouble me and give me nightmares? Sometimes it's fun, I agree, to be sitting at the edge of your seat, screaming all of a sudden, and holding tight to whoever is sitting next to you. I still hate it, lol, it troubles me somehow, and throughout the whole movie, I'd be dealing with so much mental stress that it's overwhelming, I hate the feeling of being scared that any second now something might happen, and it won't be good, you know what I mean?

I was just out having lunch with my aunts and cousins, and they decide they wan to go watch a horror movie, and they wouldn't take no for an answer. Lucky for me, they said that only those 18 and above can watch it, and we had a kids aging 13 to 16, so we couldn't stay, phew!!

Posted by Noors at 4:44 PM 5 comments

Friday, August 05, 2005

Sometimes you need a good slap on your face to get you back to reality. I don't know why I'm saying that but I guess, we all somehow live in denial once something happens, and we prefer to pretend that things are still the 'same', that everything is just like it was, and everything is just gonna be okay.

But you know what, sometimes we need to snap back to reality, take an action and be in control, rather than being moved around by everyone and letting others get to you with their own opinions.

Okay, I'm spending too much time on my own, I need to get out! lol

Posted by Noors at 4:52 PM 8 comments

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

I don't feel like blogging.....

Posted by Noors at 1:07 PM 1 comments