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16 June 2012 @ 07:25 am
Off to the British Isles! Pretty excited, to be quite honest. I just wish I could shake off this anxiety.

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Dead Silence
01 January 2012 @ 05:15 pm
Happy New Years everyone! I hope it is safe and a wonderful time for everyone!

Dead Silence
08 August 2011 @ 05:15 pm
So, in the midst of me preparing for my Board exams, I now have lost almost all my faith in the postal service.

I mailed a number of books from TX to PA in an attempt to be efficient. Little did I expect that when I finally got the parcel that 8 of my books would be missing.

One was a textbook for one of my favorite topics. The rest were from my collection of favorite novels I've had since I was in high school. A Dance with Dragons was there as well, which I had planned to start reading after my Board Exams on the 24th. I had yet to open it.

I have nothing really. I'm grateful that the rest of my textbooks made it safely but my books.
Mood: crushedcrushed
Dead Silence
13 June 2011 @ 12:42 am
The episode that I was both looking forward to and dreading with all my heart has finally aired.


::tears forever::
Mood: crushed and devastated
Dead Silence
17 April 2011 @ 11:40 pm
First episode of the Game of Thrones was amazing~ The scenes, the characters, the fact that I could remember dialog from the book - I enjoyed every minute of it.

And the opening sequence is so awesome. Medieval-esk steampunk. I have found the perfect blend for when I finally figure out how to decorate my living spaces.

Next task: find an asoiaf icon.

Can't wait for next week!
Mood: enchanted
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Originally posted by tomboy_typist at [Signal Boost] What you can do to help Japan
Reposting and boosting from [info]gehayi 's post

The American Red Cross
is taking donations. You can even specify where you want the donation to go.

The British Red Cross has a disaster fund, if not a special fund for the earthquake victims.

The Salvation Army is accepting monetary donations.

Convoy of Hope is already helping the earthquake and tsunami victims, and is accepting donations.

Network for Good--a collection of charities--is working to give relief to the victims of the quake and tsunami. The organizations participating are: 

relief for your flist )

You can also go to [info]help_japan  on LJ:

They're having a fandom auction, starting on March 14th. All proceeds are going to vetted charities.

Dead Silence
03 March 2011 @ 07:24 pm
I cannot contain my excitement!

A Dance with Dragons!

July 12, 2011 will not come quick enough!

\o\ \o/ /o/
Mood: ecstaticecstatic
Dead Silence
19 February 2011 @ 10:57 am
I'm in New York City!


Managed to drop my laptop within a few minutes of reaching the center Grand Central Station while doing a beautiful impression of a lost tourist.


Not how I wanted my trip to start.

Dead Silence
25 November 2010 @ 10:29 am
Ah~ Happy Turkey Day everyone!

I've had the chance to see Harry Potter Twice so far and I must do a babble post but all in due time I guess. When I'm coherent. ~~~/o/

Off I got to finish off my fellowship application. orz
Mood: contentcontent
Dead Silence
01 January 2010 @ 12:46 am
Happy New Years to everyone! All the best in 2010! ~~~/o/
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Just came back from watching Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, and all things considered, I BLOODY LOVED THE MOVIE. \o/

So incoherent, don't even know where to start.

I got there a bit early and ended up in a line. At one in the afternoon. A line. Of three people. My nerd, let me show you it. And just saying, I was so happy wearing my Slytherin shirt. :D :D :D Snape! Draco! Eeee! Words are again! Lost! :D

I will find a way to see it in 3D. I WILL.

ETA: ...does fandom still exist on LJ or have them moved to IJ or DW? D: This is what happens when one fades out of fandom!lurking and decides to come back after four years. D: D:

And and...about the movie, now that I'm thinking a bit, they messed up on a few things. It doesn't take away from the AMAZING of the movie, its just, the non-readers are going to be missing quite a few things. D:
Mood: excitedexcited
Dead Silence
26 April 2009 @ 09:48 am
...I live! But just barely. \o/

Actually, nothing too spectacular has really happened in the last few months other then, wow residency really can hurt you in places you didn't want to hurt. orz. My brain will never be the same. sobsob.

And in two months I'll be a senior and have little freshmeat interns oh my goodness they will beat me up. D: To say then least I'm a bit traumatized about the whole idea. Here's hoping for the best! :D

That said, plans are for some serious studying today. Let's see how long me and my friend last. \o/
Mood: tiredsotired
Dead Silence
13 June 2008 @ 07:32 am
Moving to Pittsburgh today. Oh the stress levels are high and honestly? I think I have the largest case of cold feet ever seen.


So all in all freaking the hell out over the move and the job that will be starting in two weeks. Its grand. Where are my beta-blockers when I need them. ;;
Mood: hiding under bed
Dead Silence
21 April 2008 @ 04:41 pm
Haah. It's been so long since I last posted. It feels so unusual. To say the least, not many things have occurred in the last few months but still. I should stop neglecting my lj like this. So! I'll just go off on a few random bits. :|b

So, I've gotten into an IM residency in Pittsburgh. /o/ Yes yes this is somewhat of a big deal but, to be quite honest, I think the entire shock of having a job and going off on my own has made me a bit numb to the entire prospect. gg me right? Denial is such a sweet place to be. I'm going to miss Austin so much. ::sigh:: Looking for an apartment has become a bit of a hassle but inshallah I'll have made some arrangements in the next few days. I just hope I can get decent internet.

I. Got myself a PS2 a few months back and wow, FFXII has completely taken over my mind. ;; I'm maybe at the halfway point and, though I could play nonstop, I just don't because, well, yay for my ADD? Yeah. In my defense (?) I can't sit through anything longer than 20. minutes. Which makes me feel bad because I end up watching Supernatural episodes in bursts. That reminds me that I need to get back on top of that series. I even stop in the middle of watching a 20 minute anime episode, It gets so bad. orz But I can play for an hour and half nonstop so maybe I've improved a bit? Who knows.

I've been watching anime again, which is a pleasant surprise for me. Pakistani internet had made me convert to manga. Currently I'm watching Gundam 00 (which is amazing. and hahaha Kouga Yun drew the character designs so its a bit like Loveless in Space, complete with undertones~ :D), Mushishi (oh my sopretty), Ghost Hound (just started), and (Zoku) Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei. Which are all rad in their own ways. I also finished Mononoke, which I loved to bits. But this doesn't mean I stopped with the manga. I don't think I could ever stop with the manga. ;; I've fallen behind with D.Gray-man and Bleach, but I've stayed pretty abreast with the rest of the series I've been following for the last few years. I got into Katekyo Hitman Reborn and One Piece a few months back and I continue to wonder why I did not discover them before. ;; I loev me some Reborn. :|b

I'd like to add, that a few of the series I got into? Yeah. I joyfully blame campfuckudie. It's the most beautiful RPG that's I've fallen upon on the internet. If I could only get enough nerve to try and join their IRC. orz

I'm going to try an change my lj up a bit thought the color scheme will not change. Emo!black has been so soothing on my eyes. orz I also want to try my hand at making icons again. \o\ Though, I imagine that it will only end in pain and tears of blood. -_-
Mood: ~~~/o/
Listening to: Natalie Imbruglia - Sunlight
Dead Silence
25 October 2007 @ 01:06 am
So. Yes. Technically, I'm done. Technically.

I was done yesterday but my brain was too fried to completely comprehend the concept of done.

Now all I have to do is write my PS. /o/

But I'll probably just go and hide. Because. Score in three weeks. I have started having nightmares about the score. orz

This is just the wickedest thing ever.

More coherency later, my brain still feels like cotton. \o/

now i need to go and acclimate myself with the rest of the world ;;

cranes for peace.
Mood: sotired
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I love CFUD. For breaking the cracky canon HP news to me like this. \o/

Oh JKR, it had to be an unrequited love, didn't it? Poor Dumbledore.

And you couldn't go and out Sirius or Remus, eh?

...yes, I should be studying, but. How could I not post this? I can only imagine what the fandom will come out with in the next few days. \o/
Mood: damn only HP icon D:
Dead Silence
12 October 2007 @ 03:12 pm
Eid Mubarak to everyone out there!

Mood: \o/
Dead Silence
30 July 2007 @ 04:25 pm

Finished Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.


sole reaction, to say the least, no spoilers but stillCollapse )

More on that later. Mind too much in a state of goo to really process.

need new icons STAT
Dead Silence
25 July 2007 @ 06:40 pm

Good God.

I. I took my Step 1 today. Don't feel too hot. Which rocks. Only not.


Two down? Hopefully? i need to go run away to mars or something

And no. I haven't read DH yet. Which also is on my 'Not Rocking' list. Haven't gotten the bloody thing via snail mail. Haven't seen the movie either. Or Transformers. I don't know if I should anymore. D:

I'm. Just. Going to go read some manga then. Or something. :|
Dead Silence
22 March 2007 @ 10:15 pm
Wow. Naruto just became a whole hell lot more interesting. Kishimoto? Chapter 347? That chapter there just made up for everything. Everything. Even maybe the Fillers From HELL. The excitement is almost like when Chapter 306 came out. I cannot express my fangirly JOY. Hearts to you! <3 <3 <3

But damn I wish I knew someone who was into this series that I could squee at. Half the fun is in the squeeing. D:

So...I caught a few minutes of Furuba on Colors TV yesterday I suddenly had the urge to finish the manga series and whoa, chapter 97 just kinda kicked me the face so very very hard and the next chapters just keep following suit. D: Which isn't a bad thing but still. D: And my love for Haru? Yeah up near strata level really. Goddamn my pixel crushes. ;_;

Prep status is kinda painful but it's getting there so yay. Everything else has just been blah with a whole lot of weddings thrown into the mix. Not so much fun with the 'oh so when are you getting married?' flung at you left right and center. -_-
Mood: yaoiwillreign! :D
Dead Silence
31 December 2006 @ 02:35 pm
Bloody hell its cold here. I want to go back to Karachi because I missed everything.


::hugs everyone there::

How are you all? Hope everything is going good!

Eid is tomorrow which is really mesed up because it was Eid yesterday in Saudi Arabia. WTF. Anyway. Where ever you may be:

Eid Mubarak! :D

And Happy New Years too! :D

I'm shamelessly using my nephew's computer and I should run off now. Play with the goats or something. ^_^;;
Dead Silence
27 November 2006 @ 08:41 am
oh happiness

Also, Furuba has ended? D: Wah. Now I have an even stronger urge to download the bit I don't own. Ack.

Other news. Family is slowly trickling into the house and we are really running out of room fast. It's so wicked though. I haven't seen everyone in one place in the longest time! ^_^ Parents' will reach in a few days. And then convocation. Scary. And with all the added security due to the HH, a little tedious as well.


I made the mistake yesterday of trying to pick up a tree lizard and yeah, my family thinks I've reached a new level of strange. O_o
Mood: i need a userpic facelift
Listening to: Nirvana - Dumb
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USMLE prep book: 47
Me: -39874

::covers face in shame::

Oh goodness I'm supposed to finish my first read by mid Jan and it doesn't look so pretty at the moment. D: Those books have this talent of making me fall asleep five minutes into studying. NOT ON I SAY.

I think I'm going to do what morientes does and sneak in caffeinated drinks and chocolate into the Periodicals. Gyah.

And hear this! I've gotten myself into two more manga series! Yay! -_-

And let the incoherency begin (really I don"t know I think the cake I had earier is kicking in DX)Collapse )

Convo is next week, kinda creepy because it will be the definitive end to our time at AKU. O_O Picked up the regalia today, which was complete craziness. I'm pretty convinced that the hats are specifically made not to fit anyone. -_-

But! Family reunion! Without a few members so boo but it'll be fun all the same. ^_^ Haven't seen the entire family together for a bit. Hopefully we'll get a group picture taken. :D
Mood: :D
Listening to: Sambomaster - Seishun Kyousoukyoku
Dead Silence
31 October 2006 @ 09:23 am
Happy Hallow's Eve everyone! XDDD

Been working on the yearbook for our class and oh dear, I have a new found respect for the yearbook committees in middle and high school. How the hell did they manage to DO THIS without going completely mad in the head? O_o
Mood: concussed -_-
Listening to: Sarah Slean - Universe
Dead Silence
26 October 2006 @ 09:17 pm

Eid Mubarak Everyone!! XD

Hope everyone's Eid went well!

Just got back from my Aunt's place. Had a blast. And I realised that it may be the last time I spend a night there before I leave. I probably am going to try to sneak there for a weekend because OMG SADNESS I'M GOING TO LEAVE PAKISTAN SOON.


So yes, kinda wary about what it'll be like after convocation. Best to not think about it. Procrastination in your friend. O_o;;

::goes off to see if the newest Naruto chapter is translated yet OMGCh328WOE ;_; ::
Mood: mixed feelings to be honest...
Listening to: The Fray - How To Save A Life
Dead Silence
02 October 2006 @ 02:06 pm
I didn't think it was possible but I think I've just experienced fandom burnout. Oh good God, it is just too bloody large.

My brian, it has melted.

I just want this file to finish loading then I'll be able to run out of this place.

I hope this is temporary.
Mood: ohmyhead
Dead Silence
22 September 2006 @ 09:09 am
Well, here we are. At the end of a long five years of work. Can anyone believe it? Technically we have become doctors.


There is still a week left before the results come out but the school is already preparing the kick us all on the streets. ;__;

Clearance is going to be a bitch to complete come next week. -_-

How'd final year Proff go? Surgery went alright, as did PHC but my goodness MEDICINE WAS A BITCH. But not really. I was just able to experience the effects of raised ICP in those short three hours. My brain could have exploded from all the stress. O_O

But it is done! And next up! USMLE Step I Prep.


So? How is everyone doing in LJ land? ^_^
Mood: dehydrated
Listening to: Vertical Horizon - Shackled
Dead Silence
09 July 2006 @ 10:01 pm
Yay for no patients, yes? So why do I feel a little uneasy for being in my room so early? My resident sounded a little vexed with me YES I KNOW I'M PARANOID but still. O_O;;

Must not jinx it!

Ran into one of the residents that I worked with in Oncology and was suddenly reminded that I hadn't emailed the lady he told me to try and contact concerning research at St.Jude's. Am working on that but boy did I feel like a bloody PRAT when he asked. ;___;

Looking into research in other places close to home (UT and MDAnderson). Let's see how that pans out. Good God I've started looking for a job. I feel oddly frightened and relieved at the same time. How sad is that? O_o;;

On to Manga-related fangirliness.

The latest chapters of both Naruto and Bleach have been GREATLY PLEASING in many ways. Asuma suddenly became TEN TIME MORE AWESOME THEN HE AREADY WAS and OMG The ARRANCAR are just a wicked bunch of wackos. Walderwice! EEE!

Also been immersed in a new manga called Death Note (another reason why I forgot about the bloody research thing STUPID BRAIN and STUPID SHORT ATTENTION SPAN) and whoa. This series is one big mindfuck. I LOVE IT. Completely unlike any other manga I've read and I am so going to buy the entire series when I get back. The art is amazing, the characters are just awesome and hawt and L! Who can forget L?! The live-action movie came out in June and the sequel is planned for November and I love the guy they chose for L. ::points at icon:: I thought it was really cool that they didn't do an anime for the series and jumped straight into the live-action but I think it was just released that there would be an anime soon. Eh. Let's see how that turns out.

And now on to HP related topics, which I haven't touched in a VERY LONG TIME. Boo on me.

I need to find this interview by JKR about the seventh book. I do not care if I'm spoiled I want to read it! More deaths! Who would have guessed? < / mild sarcasm> But besides that, really, is there a suspected date for the last book? I feel so out of the loop.

Need to get back to reading GI bleed. God I hope there is not patients in the morning. -_-
Mood: jittery
Listening to: Red Hot Chili Peppers - Dani California
Dead Silence
20 June 2006 @ 11:51 pm
I just downloaded a FMA AMV and big mistake on my part because I only have 5 episodes on me and OMG URGE TO WATCH VERY STRONG NOW.


Way to be distracted during Medicine. But goodness Roy is nice. ^_^;; And so is the Duo!lookalike but his name is escaping me. Boo.

Two days into Neurology and still alive. Good signs. ^_^;; Let's hope it ends on a good note, unlike Oncology and the PMSing Attending. Gyah.

Talked to my mum about applying for a research position while I study for my STEPS FROM HELL. Have to get on top of that soon if I want to find something for the beginning of next year. And speaking of research. Need to ask again about case reports. I bet he's forgotten I asked him. And I'm to scared to go up to PMS!Attending. He needs to be put on teh meds. Honestly. Does he get trills from tearing up the students' on the first day? Sadistic weirdo.
Mood: sleepy zzzz
Dead Silence
15 June 2006 @ 07:37 am
Goodness. I need to get on top of things. Almost done with Med School and Pharmacology is still kicking my ass. Not on.

Have to find my pharma book and at least go over antibiotics thoroughly. GYAH. Not going to get anywhere if I don't find a way where I can remember this stuff.


ETA: Bugger all, to top my bad day, I manage to crack open my flash disk. And there is still a few more hours to go. DDDX
Dead Silence
29 May 2006 @ 08:57 pm
Damn. Was just looking at all the cosplay photos on chuunin and I thought 'DAMN, I want to do that.'

I would go as Yorichi from Bleach. Or Hanatarou. Or any random Shinigami. Or as Hinata from Naruto. Or Orochimaru. Or as Akatsuki!Itachi. THAT WOULD JUST ROCK. And cement the fact that I am an anime-retard. AND PROUD. X3

A-Kon next weekend? OH CURSE YOU, YOU LUCKY PEOPLE WHO ARE GOING. Have fun!! XDDD I want to see PICTURES.

Hopefully, next year will be mine. MINE I SAY. But knowing my luck no one else will be going. WOES.

On the Medicine Front, oh noes Cardiology is killing my ass. Madness was all I could say about the call last night. Considering we kinda short-cutted it. O_O;; NEVER AGAIN! The after-call round wasn't that bad though. It's only been ONE WEEK and I'm freaked out about the end of rotation evals. DDD:
Listening to: Ikimono-Gakari - Hanabi
Dead Silence
22 May 2006 @ 08:14 pm



Who knew it would hand us our asses on the first day? WHO. FUCKING. KNEW.

I have this urge to read Hyuugacest fic but I CAN'T FIND ANY DAMMIT. At least some that I haven't already read. O_o;;

And I want Bleach doujinshi. GYAH.
Dead Silence
15 May 2006 @ 08:21 am



They remind me of the plague. And of cockroaches.

Honestly. They have their own facilities. Why the fuck do they find the need to use OURS?!


If they are reading over my shoulder, and I wouldn't be surprised there are THAT MANY OF THEM IN HERE ALMOST UNABLE TO BREATHE, good for them. They need to go back to THEIR OWN COLLEGE AND NOT INFEST OURS.

No amount of Bleach, Naruto, anime/HP fanwork will bring me out of this bitterness. What a way to start the week.
Dead Silence
Bloody hell. Exams are around the corner. And what have I done the entire weekend? RE-READ BLEACH. AGAIN. For, what, the fifth time? I've lost count.

This does not bode well. NOT ONE BIT.


The whole problem is that I have no interest in studying for PHC, I've disliked this rotation that much. Don't get me wrong, I have enjoyed the Edhi Clinics, quite the humbling experience, and I'm not being sarcastic about that people, it's just, the CHS faculty has completely slaughtered any interest whatsoever in family medicine, thus spawning my current state of 'not-giving-a-fuck'. -_-

My cousin, who, by the by, is an honors student and I really shouldn't listen to him the smart prig, said that revision only takes two days. Tops. Why did he tell me this? T_T Now my brain is going 'yay still have time' when I know I don't.

And there isn't any stress in the air and that lack of said air component prevents me from hitting the books. I'm addicted to teh stress, you see.

...Yes yes, I'm looking for excuses for my procrastination. Further aiding me in not getting anything done. GYAH. ::headdesk::

Anyway. Getting my ass into gear has become top priority. Maybe I should just delete my fanfic collection on my harddrive, because that's were I spend most my time, when not reading manga. But that would just be masochistic torture of the highest level.

Alright. This rambling needs to stop. There was a reason why I wanted to post sometime but it got lost in the thing I ended up writing. O_o Blast it all.

Will probably post an incoherent MESS a day before the OSCE/VIVA proclaiming that I will surely fail, as per usual. Lets see.
Mood: Denial is a lovely thing
Listening to: A Perfect Circle - The Hollow
Dead Silence
19 April 2006 @ 11:06 am
ATTN McNeil High School:

Please get your website up an running ASAP. It's a sad state of affairs if you can't even maintain a little website to help promote your own existence in the world.

Boo on you.
Mood: pulling hair out in annoyance