Back to Blogging (…probably)

2nd October 2012 10 comments

Whoa, when was it the last time I blogged? It’s a vicious cycle I suppose. So my explanation really is – exams and uni. Yeah, enough said 🙂 That being said, I will probably disappear again as this semester is jam packed with stress 🙂

But as per usual as well – each time I disappear and then pitifully attempt to revive my blog, I also create a new theme. Ta da~ Shocking not cyan but with lots of colours which is pretty much my favourite colour scheme as well. Nothing ground-breaking again but I think I’m more a minimalistic designer. It definitely looks better on Google Chrome and resolutions 1368 x 768 and higher~

Back to uni talk (yay?!)

I have mentioned before that this year, my pharmacy course is a little different right? Basically what normally happens is that in a semester (13 weeks) we have four final exams for the four units that we’ve studied.

However 3rd year pharmacy is a little different in that this is what happens – in one semester, it gets divided into two (i.e. 6 weeks). And instead of studying all four units at the same time, we study two for those six weeks, then have our final exams. And the process repeats again for the second half of the semester. It’s a painful, grueling process as it’s constant studying for final exams.

I’ve already done two exams this semester and we’re starting the second half of this one. But this time, we’re going to have four exams as well. One including OSCE.

The dreaded OSCE.

I don’t even remember what is stands for but basically it’s a 30 minute oral examination with 3 stations – a doctor, pharmacist and patient. And each station, you get quizzed in scenarios relevant to the profession. It’s scary because it examines everything that I’ve learnt this year and that’s about over 500 drugs, along with interactions etc.

As you can tell, I have no life apart from pharmacy lol. Sorry it’s been just pharmacy for the last month or so as I crammed for my exams. The glamorous life of a uni student 🙂

Hopefully a more interesting blog next time 🙂 I’m going to return comments now <3

The Comments

  • Jenny
    3rd Oct, 2012 at 3:13 am

    Love the new theme! Pharmacy school/major sounds intense – I have a friend who is in her final year, and she’s reacting pretty much the same way you are. Best of luck with your exams and the OSCE!


  • Hiro
    3rd Oct, 2012 at 3:44 am

    So you are pharmacy major, and not a med student?
    But god that all sounds dreadful.
    Do you have a class on how to decode “Doctor Scribbles”? (You know… Those prescriptions that are written out in chicken scratch…) I’m assuming you guys MUST because… How else would you decipher them?! In the US, a lot of people get really sick/die every year because of mis-dispension of medications because of chicken scratch.

    And that all sounds reallyyyyyy stressful, especially with new medications coming out constantly… Be sure to give yourself breaks once in a while! Don’t burn out!
    (And I love this theme! I love minimalism… And I love the color scheme, too!)


  • Kim
    3rd Oct, 2012 at 9:31 am

    Your minimalistic theme is lovely. Very easy on the eyes and the colors are comforting 🙂

    It’s a vicious cycle, but one that must be had…AND! Kudos to you for still coming back to blog each time 🙂 I get really sad when people give up once and for all.

    Oh wow. Yeah, that test does seem really scary. It’s even more scary than the usual because it’s on the spot and in front of pressuring people!


  • Liza
    6th Oct, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    A friend I was going to high school with was working on some classes for being a pharmacist. The high school in which I attended had various programs for people in different degrees (but you had to start the school at the first year available, 10th grade, to be able to take advantage of said opportunity). It seems like a lot to learn… The writing, shorthand code/thing, the medications… I would have forgotten about a ton of them after a while because it just seems like a lot more than I can remember at once (bad memory and all). I hope you do well on it!


  • Brice
    7th Oct, 2012 at 6:45 am

    I like the new theme. It kind of inspired me to go back to using the same kind of theme I was using before.

    I don’t know how you do it with all these exams. I give you credit for it. I’d be really burned out. My friend is in medical school. She tells me there’s lots to learn like the anatomy, medical termology, etc. I don’t think I can memorize with so many drugs coming out and what it’s for.


  • Ashley
    10th Oct, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    I really love this new design! It’s great and really professional looking! 🙂

    I wish I could say I knew what you were going through with school, but I have no idea cause I’ve never gone to secondary school. I should really get on that.

    My best friend is already taking midterms, and it’s only October! I don’t understand at all o.o They keep you guys busy for sure.


  • Shiki
    11th Oct, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    Misaki, stop vanishing like a ninja! Haha, but yeah I get you – college and all. I’ve been neglecting my blog too because of how busy my schedule has turned 🙁
    I love this new layout! Minimalistic is very pretty :3 it really gives off a soft feeling haha i don’t know what i’m saying
    Oh? Never heard of OSCE, it seems…..interesting haha
    Good luck with pharmacy and understanding all those complex med stuff xD


  • Tori
    12th Oct, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    Misaki, your theme is lovely! I think minimalist themes are really great for drawing attention to the design and words. I have nothing but mountains of praise for this pretty layout & I hope I can do sometime similar in the future. Good luck with your exams!!!


  • Grysh
    14th Oct, 2012 at 2:26 am

    Love the new theme sis! It looks pretty neat. 🙂

    Oh wow, that sounds hard. >.< Good luck to that.


  • Kevin
    26th Oct, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    Wow! I love the new minimalist design, and it’s the style that I like the most – not too rough on the eyes but still has some nice personality. Your pharmacist course must be very stressful, good luck on your next test though! and I hope to see you blogging more! 🙂


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