Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Mastercard and Visacard

The previous holiday i went to HSBC and there is one lady (her english is bad), persuading me to apply one ATM (automated teller machine) card. Later on, she persuaded me to apply a credit card and all i told her is that i'm still a student. From the look of her face, i could tell that she was sad. Maybe she need to reach her quota of customer for that month. It was nearly end of December 2005. Pity her..

There is once my Malaysian Studies lecturer said that our local newspaper is getting thicker day by day. The reason is the list of people listed bankrupt is increasing exponentially. I agree and one of the reason that i could think of is credit card. During school time, we were taught to keep our money in those cute piggy bank. When we get into working life, we were 'encouraged' to use credit card..

There are pros and cons of using credit card. I would like to have one credit card, but not now obviously. I'll apply for one once i manage to earn 5 or 6 digits figure per month. There is a lot of priviliges provided by all this bank, such as cheaper price for food, air ticket.. etc.. HeHe.. Anyone working and above 21 years old can apply for a credit card, but then proper management is most important. As for supplement card, i've never think of that before..

Friday, February 24, 2006

Biotechnology Lab Practical 2

Today's laboratory is quite easy and straightforward. The objective of this experiment is to make us understand the enzyme kinetic of acid phosphatase. Half way through the experiment, i manage to take a picture of the UV spectrophotometer with my camera phone. It is actually an UV mini spectrophotometer. I still remembered the first time i handle the spectrophotometer, i was really nervous because i'm afraid of the UV light. However, today i manage to use spectrophotometer without any problem. All the skills that i've learn from semester 1 really useful now.
Got to go back class later at 230. Still got a few portfolio to do. 'Nutritional management' portfolio is giving me a lot of problem. Information is insufficient and i make no effort to find. I have been quite lazy this few days.. Can't wait for evening time and i can go meet someone.. : )

Sunday, February 19, 2006

Oral Rehydation Salts (ORS)

I remembered last semester i had a fever and vomiting. My body was depleted with fluid and electrolytes. The doctor that i consulted gave me Oral Rehydration Salts (ORS) and also paracetamol-containing medicine. I wished Pharmacist can get the dispensing right in the future, as the doctor is charging me as if i'm making big money.

In this post, i would like to share with everyone what i know about ORS.

ORS is indicated for fluid and electrolyte loss in diarrhoea, as stated in British National Formulary (BNF). The dose for adult, according to fluid loss, usually is 200-400mL solution after every loose motion. For doses of children, it will be 200mL after every loose motion.

Note: Any unused solution should be discarded no later than 1 hour after preparation unless stored in a refrigerator. If kept in the refrigerator, the maximum it can be kept is 24 hours.

The ORS that i got contain orange flavour and does not contain artificial colours or sweeteners. It is manufactured by Pharmaniaga Manufacturing Berhad and each sachet contains:

  • Sodium chloride BP : 526mg
  • Trisodium citrate BP : 490mg
  • Potassium chloride BP : 373mg
  • Glucose anhydrous BP : 5.4g

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Broadband speed test

This blog has not been updated for quite some time. Now that i have got wireless Jaring internet connection, i can update my blog more often. While running some test and error experiment with my housemate to obtain the best signal for our wireless connection, i found this website is very useful. This website allow us to run download and upload test for free. Apart from the test zone, there is a forum where lots of information regarding internet is available.

Actually, just back from Problem based learning (PBL) session. My internet connection follow a 'circadian rhythm'. It is fastest in the morning..

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Valentine's Day gift

Countdown to Valentine's Day: 13 days left. All major websites are busy promoting valentine's gift. From flowers, chocolate, bears to those toy for couple. Well, after going through a few websites, i came across a website that suggest that the best gift is made by oneself. I agree with this..

Today is the 4th day of Chinese New Year. This year CNY is not as merry as the previous year. No firecracker is allowed by the government. I wonder if the government will ban flower for valentine day as it may waste consumer money. HaHa..

This year Valentine i will most probably be in KL. Timetable is very pack, class from 9AM-5PM. In the morning i will have PSD (Pharmacy Skill Development). IMU BPharm programme is really tough. Today morning as i was reading The Star newspaper, one reader said that some local university tried to give their student high marks so that they can obtain good result and need not pay back PTPTN loan. Well, this is not the case for IMU BPharm programme. No further comment..