aetherna: (chibi2)
There is a real difference between the world of school and the world of work.

I graduated at the end of October 2015. After a long journey for 5 years, I am finally, officially a doctor! ...Sometimes the title does feel so heavy a burden given how empty my head is. But anyway, it marks the end of painful days of studying, scoring, assignments, exams, and everything else. It sounded impossible previously; I looked back at my posts here at this journal, how exhausting and stressed I was during this journey. I was not even sure about my final exams. Unending gratitude for everyone (and God) who supported me throughout those years.

Despite no longer titled a student, it doesn't necessarily mean I can practice my knowledge freely. I have yet to gain my official license, which can only be obtained after I pass one-year internship period at a remote area. Currently still in the process of working on that department: registration, collecting information and testimonies regarding various area, and getting ready in general. I can only hope I won't pick the wrong choice.

Besides enjoying my free time by trying to write in this journal again, browsing around at forums, replaying Persona 3 Portable for the only-God-knows-how-many-times-has-it-been times, trying to play Persona 3 FES but waiting for the USB-joystick Mom is going to send soon, watching more and more Korean drama, watching another Chinese drama, and just sleeping when I have any time left after doing all those things, I am working as a research assistant at campus. Ophthalmology is one of the fields I'm interested to study even more (though it is actually half-surgery, duh!) so I am quite happy I can get a work here. I had to send my applications few times to different people until I was finally accepted. That hit me quite hard because I didn't imagine the world of work is that competitive. It's been a great experience, though. From handling samples, taxes for the honors, and working on monthly assessment of patients' treatment. Fun work is fun.

I also recently found out the lovely feeling of making your own money. That pushed me as far as making my own PayPal account and thinking about what I can do to bring more income. Posting is one possible option, but I'm still experimenting with what I can do. I need ideas!

/me goes to that place where all brilliant ideas are produced

If you really don't know what it is... )
aetherna: (chibi2)
I forget. I already did. Yet I was reminded somehow just suddenly. Your brain is indeed the strangest thing in this world.

Let's go!

P.S.: As usual, you can find these questions originally at [community profile] thefridayfive.

1. If you were given one million dollars, on the condition that you had to give half of it away, how would you go about giving away half a million dollars?

I don't mind. At all. In my country dollars mean much, and to be able to get even half a million of it would be very helpful. I would just positively think that someone else might need that half a million, LOL~ Then I will use what I have to go have fun, visit Europe, go see music concerts, and pay for my university fees. How beautiful!

2. Do you write letters or send cards to anyone via the postal system regularly, only for special occasions such as birthdays, or not at all?

Very rarely. When I was in the mood to, I sent several postcards to my best online friends. I have only once sent a gift to a friend aboard. Never really liked doing one and it is kind of expensive as well so I won't bring trouble to my parents for paying it for me, ehe~

3. What is the most treasured memento you have kept?

I wonder... I still keep the pen I received from a real-life meeting with my first best online friend. And a doll from someone important... I'll leave it there. :P

4. If one of your friends phones you at 4am because they are depressed and upset, but you have an important job interview in the morning. What do you do?

My answer? (1) None of my friends would ever call me in such hour. I make sure I make friends with those who wouldn't do that to me. (2) If one of them ever called me at 4 AM in the morning despite my prevention actions, poor this person as I would not respond at all. How dare you interfering with my sweet dream and sleep!

5. What is the phrase or quote that sums up who you are as a person?

"Work hard, play hard." ... I guess. I don't think I work that hard.... Oh, well. :D

There we go! This time it is much fun, thanks for the questions, Friday Five! Look forward to next week's questions. :D