Thursday, December 28

100 things we didn't know last year

Monday, November 27

Online MCQs - Term 4


General Pathology (Basic Mechanisms of Disease)

Atherosclerosis-Thrombosis (Questions 1 - 52)
Cellular Injury (Questions 1 - 52)
Forensic-Environmental (Questions 1 - 57)
Immunopathology (Questions 1 - 44)
Inflammation (Questions 1 - 40)
Neoplasia (Questions 1 - 55)
Nutrition (Questions 1 - 28)
Perinatal-Pediatric (Questions 1 - 43)

NB: sections in bold are relevant to term 4 of the SGUL course

Wednesday, November 15

Double Wires game | kinda like spider man

Use the left mouse button to attach the strings to objects

Friday, October 27

'tis a dull day for SGUL-ians

(click to view full size)

Well should be proud of yourself

You can tell he's happy

Isn't young love just beautiful...

Well, what can i say about this. Nothing much except that only 7 people out of the 6 billion or so people will understand this! :P
I can't explain this, nor give names, my safety cannot be compromised! :P
Credit goes to E.E

Sunday, October 22

Monday, September 25

First Year At Med School

First-year students at Med School were receiving their first Anatomy class with a real dead human body. They all gathered around the surgery table with the body covered with a white sheet.

The professor started the class by telling them: “In medicine, it is necessary to have 2 important qualities as a doctor. The first is That you not be disgusted by anything involving the human body.” For an example, the Professor pulled back the sheet, stuck his finger in the butt of the corpse, withdrew it and stuck his finger in his mouth.” Go ahead and do the same thing,” he told his students. The students freaked out, hesitated for several minutes, but eventually took turns sticking a finger in the butt of the dead body and sucking on it.

When everyone had finished, the Professor looked at them and told them, “The second most important quality is observation. I stuck in my Middle finger and sucked on my index finger. Now learn to pay attention.”

Wednesday, September 20

Peace One Day - 21 September 2006

The Peace One Day (POD) film project began as the vision of one man, British filmmaker, Jeremy Gilley. Launched in September 1999, POD gained active support from all sectors of society, from governments through to individuals. In September 2001, POD achieved its primary objective. A United Nations General Assembly resolution (A/Res/55/282), put forward by the UK and Costa Rican governments, was unanimously adopted by all UN member states, formally establishing an annual day of global ceasefire and non-violence on the UN International Day of Peace, fixed in the global calendar on 21 September - Peace Day.

The Peace One Day Objectives

  • To raise global awareness of Peace Day, 21 September annually.

  • To engage all sectors of society including governments, organisations of the United Nations system, regional and non-governmental organisations and individuals in the peaceful observance of 21 September through the practical manifestation of non-violence and ceasefire in accordance with UN GA Resolution 55/282.

More here

Thursday, August 31

Sumer's Radiology Site

Sumer's Radiology Site

Good for radiology students and enthusiastic medics

So where do aspiring doctors still carve up animals?

So where do aspiring doctors still carve up animals?

Journal News(Original publication: August 14, 2006)
Who wouldn’t want a doctor trained at Harvard or Stanford or Yale?

They’re among the best medical schools in the country. They’re the top of the top. And, as the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine likes to point out, they don’t encourage students to cut apart dogs, pigs, rabbits or any other live animals as part of their course work.

More Here

Wednesday, August 23

How you know you’re Mauritian.

  • Your parents think you’re doing you’re homework…. But you’re on msn.
  • You have ‘Mauritius’ T-shirts with sunsets and dolphins and a stash of Ralph Lauren shirts from that factory everyone goes to, but hardly/never wear them.
  • There’s a karom board lodged in a corner of your house somewhere.The only time you play karom is in Mauritius…It hurt your fingers/nails.
  • You have an uncle who’s like, a karom champion.You got uncles and cousins back home who are badminton champions.
  • Your favourite food is Rougaille but you tell all your white friends ‘Spaghetti Bolognese’
  • You have sega music on your computer.
  • Your parents secretly know how to dance sega-… so do you…. Well its not hard now is it? alalilaaaaa
  • You have bare fresh cousins flocking into England saying they come to study but end up dossing and partying more than you.
  • What is with the brides’ make-up at weddings? TALK ABOUT DULUX BRILLIANT WHITE PAINT.
  • you’ve tried ‘Fair and Lovely’ cream at some point and so has all your cousins but it dried out your skin/gave you a rash, so you thought…..hmmm no.
  • …you haven’t told anyone you tried ‘Fair and Lovely’.
  • The biryani at your uncles wedding was done by a guy called ‘chi bhai’
  • The biryani at all British Mauritian weddings you’ve been to was overcooked with more elaichee and kanel than rice.
  • Every family occasion consists of biryani…followed by lamousse.You don’t really like lamousse yet get forced to eat the filling dessert after being stuffed with biryani.
  • Biryani and lamousse always taste better in Mauritius.
  • Your parents already start buying stuff to bring for family in Mauritius a year before they actually go.
  • Mauritius family never bring anything truly decent when they come to England. Apart from… fris cristalise, piment confi, those twiggy crisps, vanilla tea, zasaar, aaaaaaaaand of course BOXES OF KRAFT CHEDDAR.
  • Kraft cheddar is the only cheese you eat and there’s always a stash of boxes that never seem to finish somewhere in the fridge or a cupboard.
  • You get really excited when you hear about a Mauritian party somewhere because it gives you warm sense of identity on the inside but yet go to check our the opposite sex and hope they’re not your cousin.
  • Most Mauritians are related to you in some way or other that only your dad can figure out.
  • Your mum/dad call Mauritius using cheap phonecards at like 6 in the morning so that ‘la lin la clear’…They still spend half an hour trying to figure out who they’re talking to
  • You’re family from Mauritius never seem to call England though.
  • You’re parents drink tea almost every hour and you’ve been taught to make it since you was like 2 years old
  • Tea in Mauritius always tastes better
  • (Muslims-) How excited did you get when eating the halal KFC and Pizza Hut and McDonalds when back home??
  • There’s never a weekend where ‘kompanye’ don’t randomly turn up.
  • Your dad and uncles and all your family back in Mauritius either support Liverpool or Man United….yet if you’re a girl, you support Arsenal……only because of Freddie Ljungberg and Thierry Henry
  • There’s valeez on top of your wardrobe.
  • There’s ribbons on the handles because that’s the only way your mum believes she will recognise them, but they so tatty you can spot the suitcases a mile off anyways.
  • Your whole generation comes to see you in the week before you go to Mauritius…. But only because they want you to take parcels back home for them “to capaav amen en parcel pour mo MAMA!!”
  • Your luggage is like a tonne overweight but yet your parents argue with check-in people.
  • Your dad then tries to find someone Mauritian working at the airport that he supposedly knows.
  • You’re one of the only Mauritian people on the plane…and have more hand luggage than everyone else put-together.
  • That’s because you’re taking so many random gift requests when going there and bringing back so much zasaar and piment confi that leaks when returning.
  • The whole of Mauritius comes to pick you up from the Mahebourg airport upon arrival
  • The first things uncles and aunties in Mauritius say when they see you is “gette coumant lin vin graaand” and “qui class to pe faire?”
  • Mosquitoes suck the living daylights out of your sweet English blood.
  • The whole of Mauritius comes to drop you off at the airport when you’re returning to England….and you always go 6 hours before the plane departs then just doss around the airport after checking-in…and still manage to be late boarding the plane.
  • The plane you take from Mauritius always leaves at night……Either Air Mauritius or British Airways…economy class of course…tickets from a Mauritian travel agent in London…Goldwing or Imbel…so that their cheaper…yeah right.
  • Your parents are always shocked by how quickly Mauritius ‘pe devlopeh’ yet you still think its look exactly the same since the last time you went…. The year before.
  • All the Mauritius uncles are always going to Singapore and Malaysia for bizness
  • Mauritius family think your richer than the queen just because 'to anglais’.
  • You normally slag off Britain but when they call you ‘anglais pochis’ in Mauritius you get very defensive and patriotic.
  • Your mum gets excited when she sees part of a Bollywood film shot in Mauritius and thinks she can see your uncles house.
  • You know the words to the big Bollywood tunes without having a clue what they mean.
  • You will only be found watching Indian films with subtitles.
  • You just can’t get enough of good old Mauritian Dhal Pourri.
  • Your parents think Thermogene (vapour rub) is the cure for everything.
  • Whenever you’re ill, random aunties give some next style remedies “buoille en peu cresson lerla to kraaz zaizam avec to boir li sek”
  • How many vieux pairs of sulyeh and savat are in the cupboard under the stairs?
  • You love to eavesdrop if you can hear people speaking Creole in a public place…and you feel like your part of some secret society because you can understand what they’re saying.
  • You have that random filthy rich uncle somewhere in the suburbs who has 10 cars and a 10 bedroom house and the only family occasion they would turn up to is a rare wedding.
  • You have either live or have family in Croydon, Tooting,Walthamstow, Wood Green, Tottenham, Edmonton, Leyton, Finsbury Park…

Killer biscuits

Tuesday, August 15

50 Coolest Websites

The 50 coolest websites (apparently), according to TIME

Monday, August 14

Thursday, August 10

Monday, July 3

English is a crazy language

Not claiming the credit for this, found it whilst surfing:

Let's face it -- English is a crazy language. There is no egg in eggplant nor ham in hamburger; neither apple nor pine in pineapple. English muffins weren't invented in England or French fries in France. Sweetmeats are candies while sweetbreads, which aren't sweet, are meat.

We take English for granted. But if we explore its paradoxes, we find that quicksand can work slowly, boxing rings are square and a guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig.

And why is it that writers write but fingers don't fing, grocers don't groce and hammers don't ham? If the plural of tooth is teeth, why isn't the plural of booth beeth? One goose, 2 geese. So one loose tooth, 2 leese teeth? One index, 2 indices?

Doesn't it seem crazy that you can make amends but not one amend, that you comb through annals of history but not a single annal? If you have a bunch of odds and ends and get rid of all but one of them, what do you call it?

If teachers taught, why didn't preacher praught? If a vegetarian eats vegetables, what does a humanitarian eat? If you wrote a letter, perhaps you bote your tongue?

Sometimes I think all the English speakers should be committed to an asylum for the verbally insane. In what language do people recite at a play and play at a recital? Ship by truck and send cargo or a truck by ship? Have noses that run and feet that smell? Park on driveways and drive on parkways? Lift a thumb to thumb a lift? Table a plan in order to plan a table?

How can a slim chance and a fat chance be the same, while a wise man and wise guy are opposites? How can overlook and oversee be opposites, while quite a lot and quite a few are alike? How can a person be "pretty ugly?"
How can the weather be hot as hell one day and cold as hell another. Have you noticed that we talk about certain things only when they are absent?
You have to marvel at the unique lunacy of a language in which your house can burn up as it burns down, in which you fill in a form by filling it out and in which an alarm clock goes off by going on. Why is "crazy man" an insult, while to insert a comma and say "crazy, man!" is a compliment

English was invented by people, not computers, and it reflects the creativity of the human race (which, of course, isn't a race at all). That is why, when the stars are out, they are visible, but when the lights are out, they are invisible. And why, when I wind up my watch, I start it, but when I wind up this essay, I end it.

Sunday, July 2

England just don't do penalties

His face tells the whole story...

The quarter finals are over, and not surprisingly England have gone out on penalties. As Lampard and Gerrard stepped up to convert their penalties you would bet your life on the back of the net bulging...but alas...the curse of England's penalty taking will not go away!
Whats even more surprising is that the player you'd least expect to convert one does so, that being Owen Hargreaves, and he's not even english!

Disappointment all around, but what makes things even worse are the antics of the Portuguese squad, and in particular Ronaldo. As a Man Utd fan, all i can say is that i'm ashamed that a player like that wears the red shirt of united...utter disgrace.
Was a poor performance by both teams, with england only bothering to play once the red card came, so in the end maybe penalties was a fair result

France, how they've got this far i have no idea. Puts a new meaning to the "slow tortoise wins the race"!

With Sven gone (i still think why only four strikers sven, why WHY?!) and Becks stepping down, lets hope this new era will bring much more success (not holding my breath when it comes to penalties though)

Well, at least Andy Murray can do some pride for Britain, had a wiked game against A.Roddick, winning in straight sets. (still no idea why he keeps doing that thing with his hand, its like he thinks he's got a windscreen in front of his face and keeps wiping it to see!meh)

Speaking of disappointments: the England cricket team, injuries or no injuries, are a joke..5-0 whitewash to S.Lanka (its hard to believe that they won the last Ashes)...not even worth going into.

Just for the record i don't support the england cricket or football teams (but then again i don't support any other international team, so why not the country i'm in right now) its not that disappointing for me, but still a disappointment nonetheless.

Ah well, with the good weather and 3 months hols of doing absolutely nothing...its all good! :)


Thursday, June 29

Mzungu and the white man

Holds some truth
(need to click on the image to view it properly)

Wednesday, June 28

The Bollywood Industry

Some of these quite funny, click on them to view larger images

Monday, June 26

What a cry baby

Gallas after J.S. Park equalises for S.Korea against france

..Had a little tantrum before this...someone give him a bottle

Sunday, June 18

Friday, June 16

Crazy stuff b gwanin @ uni

I'm damn grateful i don't go to that fact...i'm just glad i live at home!

click on it to read

makes ya think twice about staying in uni accomodation doesn't it :P

Saturday, June 3

America's view of the world

so so true :-)

Wednesday, May 31

World No Tobacco Day May 31

What is World No Tobacco Day?

World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) is the first and only global event where smokers around the world unite to break free from their dependence on tobacco. First held in 1988, and observed annually on May 31, WNTD is the only global event established to raise awareness of the international impact of tobacco use and promote a tobacco-free environment.

Smoking wanna kill yourself? do it some other way which doesn't harm anyone else BUT you!

Click on the images to find out more info

Monday, May 29

Life Sucks when you've got the flu

Getting sick is not a great feeling...i don't need to tell everyone that...but its only when you actually get sick that you appreciate good health...ah well at least i get to stay @ home 2moro! (yay). Can't be bothered to write anything else/more interesting so thats it.
*goes back and hide under duvet*

Quick shout

well, its 1:40 am here and to be honest i'm not quite sure what i'm doing up writing this. The reason why i'm even up this late (or early, depends how you see it) is because i'm desparately trying to revise for the end of year exams that are coming up in just under 4 weeks. Failing is not an option so every second is precious, which kinda makes me think again why i'm writing this in the first place. *sigh* some things cannot be exams for instance...who came up with the stupid idea? were they bored and thought of something clever to do....or were they just plain evil?

But something worth talking about is the Chikungunya virus. For those of you who haven't heard of it, it is a virus transmitted from mosquitoes to humans causing fever and rheumatic like (joint) pains. Although it is not usually fatal the young and old are susceptible to worse symptoms. It has been infecting many countries in the Indian Ocean, from Madagascar, Mayotte, Reunion, Seychelles and even my homeland Mauritius. The severity of this virus has got so bad that one third of Réunion's 790,000 population have become infected and has even reached thousands of people in India. I know of plenty of friends and close family over in Mauritius who have got the virus and they claim it to be hell. More here.

On a more happy note, the World Cup is starting in just under 12 days(yay!). The excitement and anticipation is building up all around the world for the spectacle, but unfortunately i won't be able to watch every match (such are the hopes of a die-hard football spectator!) due to exams..but life can be a little annoying at times.

On that note, i had better get back to work!