Thursday, December 20, 2007

Meet Hafiz!

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Today, I'd like everyone to meet Hafiz, the super-friendly male nurse in training who made hospital life last week so much brighter for the family. :o) Now, Hafiz is a first semester student in a medical assistant programs (eh, I 'upgraded' the program name. Med. assistant sounds more professional than nurse. LOL.) run by Pantai Medical College. Every semester, they 'farm' out the students to each of the Pantai Hospitals for a week or two to expose them to real-time nursing life. I think they like the 'free' labour. Lawl. Nah, I'm just kidding. They actually pay these guys an allowance to come for a shift a day, and since Hafiz is under a scholarship by Columbia Asia, they pay his allowance lor. And, not only does he have excellent bedside manners, he's also capable enough to be elected class rep. Woot! Way to go Hafiz!

Heh, we enjoyed talking to Hafiz so much (and we hope he enjoyed our company too!) that we monopolized him for stretches at a time and his other coursemates who were on the same medical assistant training programs as him would come and poke their heads in as if to say, "Don't take so long!" or "What are you still doing here after fifteen minutes?". Lawl. Or maybe they were just jealous that we got along so well? *grin*

I'm pretty impressed at the amount of stuff Hafiz already knows after just one semester at medical assistant schools, it sure sounds a whole lot more than what I remember learning in my first semester at business school. Heh. All the stuff about how to position a patient, learning about the different parts of the body and how they function, even a bit of pyschology thrown in to boot. And I can't believe that they're so strict! Can you imagine writing out a formal explanation letter if you're three minutes late? If that were the case when I was studying, I'd have a whole file's worth of explanation letters leh. I was normally 5 minutes late for class because my lecturers were always 15 minutes late! Ahahaha.

Anyway, all the best to Hafiz in his studies and future career - I'm sure all your patients will love ya. I know we did. Cheers mate!

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angel said...

Looks like a nice chap!

Hope daddy is recuperating well :) Happy HolyDay!

Ehon said...

:D yeah, hope ur dad is getting better. i am back!! finally..

Doreen said...

Hello Hafiz! *waving* I'm Doreen, nice to meet you. (^_^) All the very best to you, am sure you have a bright future ahead of you.

L B said...

Best wishes to Hafiz from here too! Go, Hafiz, go!!! Rah Rah Rah!

kyh said...

he seems to be a charmer! ;)

happy haji!

giddy tigress said...

My hands would be sore for writing late explanations too! Hafiz is so sporting to oblige to a photo... is he going to visit your blog soon too?

rinnah said...

angel: He is a super nice chap! Wheeee! I love holidays!

ehon: Yup, daddy's getting better everyday!

doreen: Hehehe. I'm sure he'll be a success...

l b: Ra ra ra! Go Hafiz go!

kyh: Hehehe... he's a good talker alright...

giddy tigress: I've sent him the link to my blog... whether he visits or not... *grin*