It’s been so long that I never update my own blog! Wow, I’ve been such a lazy person nowadays. I can’t even remember since when is the last time I touch my reference books! Aha! Can I blame community medicine posting for giving me no time to view it? *Grinning*
I never really brag much about how tired it is the posting, or at least I tried not to. Because I believe if this is something that you like, you should enjoy the process of doing it. If I were to grumble how tired it was, I probably won’t enjoy my job in future.
During the community medicine posting, we have to carry out a survey in a village. It was the first time we attempted to design questionnaires. And mind you, we have to improvise it again and again in order to get the questionnaires fit into a limited quota as we have 13 groups of people. Before going to the village, many feedback regarding the village which is of course not nice to hear of. The sanitation is definitely in poor condition; the odour from the village will definitely “freshen” you up! That’s why I was so glad when the homestay programmed is being cancelled. At least we don’t have to crack our head staying in the village with no proper sanitation.
The very first day when I cast my foot in the village, I was not surprised at all! It was exactly how the seniors described. There were dead mouse in the street; the river is not a river at all; the rubbish were floating in the muddy rivers! Not to mention the odour from those rubbish. I felt nausea which I can’t voice it out on the spot.
Interviewing the villagers is quite a new experience. Now we are able to understand those authorities from government who carried out “banci survey”. How is it to get ignored by those villagers and we had to stand there under the hot scorching sun!
Seeing the villagers, I can’t help but to think that how on earth they could lead their life in this way? I had to thank God for what He granted me a secure and healthy life. I really appreciate what I have and this feeling is especially stronger when I saw these villagers.
There was this one house, where the little boy climbing and crawling around in the house without pants on. He spat at my group members and even throw his pants on them! I can’t cast a blame on him because the kid is exactly portraying what his parents had taught him. The little boy’s siblings were in the house and their parents were not at home. It make me felt quite frustrated. I can’t really describe my feeling. I had to thank Dr.A for telling us a new way on looking at things. Without proper bring up by the parents, the children will not be in the right path on being decent people.
It makes me ponder, how would they turn out in future? There was another little girl who stay alone at house with her grandfather. That kind of worries for her arise from my heart. With all cases of little girl being abused physically and sexually, that’s how I got those worries. When she smile innocently to me, I can’t help but to feel empathy.
A quote from a fellow blogger,”What is the meaning of life? To suffer and learn?” I had to agree to some extent. Is this the way God train us to be a stronger person? To suffer in order to learn? It shatter my heart to think that what a child will turn out to be without receiving proper education. Children are innocent people and they should obtain proper education. There is time when I felt I can’t do anything to help people.
For what I can do now is work hard and to do my very best in my job so I will be able to help as much as possible.
May God Bless us always and always!