So I passed my progress test! The mail had to come on a Saturday when I was out with Darling! My housemate texted me, saying results were out so at 2 pm, Darling was feeling really hungry and I said we would go eat, I had to cancel it. I was like, "Let's go home now. I wanna see my results now." I'm not sure about your uni but mine is really old school, they won't send us the softcopy of our results, they send us hardcopy to our doorstep so just imagine tearing open the letter part, with shaky hands and getting the paper the other way round before you actually see your results. LOL.
So Darling went to Sainsbury to do some grocery shopping, doing his usual househusband thing in London. Haha! And I went home first. I tore open the letter and as I was mentioning with shaky hands and an upside-down view which looked like this - ∀! It totally moved me to tears! 'Cos I had this anxiety attack after my progress test and that was the time I got into my paediatrics placement. First day sitting through the briefing, I just spaced-out thinking about what kind of results I'd get. It was crazy, it was haunting me like mad - what Med-school does to me #Firstworldproblems. I got so worried 'cos I know of people who had to resit the year 'cos of the test =( It was horrible.
Currently, preparing for the big exams in July, another anxiety is building up. I never got so worried over tests/exams when I was back in Brunei, it's not 'cos it's more difficult here in the UK but just 'cos I wanna get over it and graduate soon! In fact, I think studying medicine the first 3 years in Brunei was so much tougher than right now. I really enjoy clinical years here =) Just have to work my ass off for the upcoming exams in July which will happen in exactly 2 months from now! I wanna go back to Brunei for 3 weeks and come back in August as a final year medical student! *Fingers-crossed* First, I wanna go back to Brunei to eat all the food I can, I wanna eat EVERYTHING LOCAL!
But thank God, I have a boyfriend who can cook local food really well! He feeds my craving and he sometimes overfeeds me. Haha! As I was saying, he went to Sainsbury while I went back to check my results, I called him in tears, "I passed!"
He was like, "Yeay~! Come to Sainsbury now, let's grocery shop."
When I met him up, "Why aren't you surprised I passed?"
Him, "I knew you were going to pass."
Awww, that means a lot to me! And so he almost bought the whole Sainsbury home, I freaked-out, looking at the overflowing grocery basket. Him, "We're going to celebrate that you passed." LOL!!
Celebrated his advanced birthday as well 'cos I'll have on-call this Sunday which is his actual birthday. Last year, we didn't celebrate on the exact day as well, even though it also fell on a weekend 'cos I had to attend a revision course. Things medical students have to sacrifice for.
Went to Duck and Waffle at Heron Tower for the first time, on the 40th floor. The view was great from high up the tower!
In the elevator with transparent glass.
The Duck and Waffle was indeed really good! I think I'll go back for it again!
And his date =D
I'd love to upload more of Darling's pics but as I was just making fun of him, "I wanna put up more of your pics but most of your pics, you're either halfway talking or eating with your mouth hanging open."
Him, "But I look handsome in person." Shameless thing you say to your girlfriend when nobody's around. LOL!
And the best part was the birthday picnic behind my house! Simple things are still the best! It was a success 'cos he was really excited. While I was still preparing the bento, he was like, "Are we ready? I'm so excited. I go down to spread the picnic mat first." And I insisted to hang the birthday banner. LOL!
I baked him a cake!
It's not just any cake, it's a rainbow cake! I really love it myself #shameless
Made him panda-theme bento with Japanese curry!
Those asparagus are meant to be bamboo shoots. Haha!! Pandas in the forest.
And Darling BBQ-ed chicken wings and sausages, he marinated them the night before, so juicy, spicy and yummy!!
And he cooks yummy food! He cooked nasi lemak when he was in London, so yummy. Thinking of it makes me hungry now.
Went to watch Iron Man III 'cos he still loves the Marvels. Haha! At BFI IMAX with the biggest screen in Britain.
Went near the Thames River after that. And he takes nice pictures of me! There are some unglamourous ones but most are quite good. LOL.
And he brought me to a Chinese Temple the day before my progress test results were out 'cos he knew I was anxious and I'm a superstitious person, going to the temple will calm me down. If I could convince you, that's a Chinese temple behind me in the picture below, it has a wishing pond too! Yes, in London!
And he kept feeding me when he was here, we had pizzas for 2 breakfasts, curly fries and rainbow cakes.
He was using his fork to stab the fries and he was like, "Look, it's Chanel."
I was like, "HAHAHAHA! Why you so lame one?"
Other pictures he took for me from the picnic...
Actually it felt like a dream has come true when this picnic happened 'cos I'd always wanted to do it since I moved into my home almost a year ago and I'd thought of doing something really similar with a photoshoot at my backyard but the reality was much better! I can mentally tick it off from my list now. Thanks Darling for making it happen!
Actually there's a reason I baked him a rainbow cake 'cos he's like the rainbow in my life after every rain. He's always there to comfort me since we've been together. He is the bestfriend I never had, besides my sisters. He has always been there since I entered medical school. Studying medicine can be quite tough and the thing for me is, it's really nerve-wrecking. And Darling always nags me to study. Haha. I've mentioned this many times before but he sounds just like my mom, now he actually nags me more than my mom 'cos she's in Brunei =X He knows how to calm my nerves, he has been everywhere I go since we started dating. He has been here since I first came to the UK, I remember I was usually homesick last year and the closest place that felt like home was Glasgow and he always makes me feel so comfy! So I headed there a lot last year but I'm slowly adapting to things now. Thanks for making me stronger! I hardly make promises but I promise you'll have a doctor-girlfriend soon, hopefully so that you won't have 'white-coat syndrome' ever again <3
And now, back to reality. Exams in 2 months' time! Can't wait to pass and be in Brunei for 3 weeks! XX