Year 4 Semester 2

(on Egypt) “In Heliopolis ar, not our Biopolis”

“do keep an eye… ah not an eye, but your nose out…”

– Cosmetics & Perfumes

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“The pharmaceutical industry of today is not as rich as the pharmaceutical industry of yesteryear lah… but it’s still rich enough to hire you.

You know la… the ladies are better at policing” (on QC)

“You know things that are in between ar, they are more interesting. Things that are neither A nor B have the propensity to do more things.”
Class: …?

“Some will be like a coconut tree… and some will be like [a] dwarf” (on normal distribution, height of individuals)

“Sometimes those puny players ar… actually here puny means about 1.9m la huh.” (on basketball players)

“There’s a pressure of 1 atm on us now la. I don’t think you feel the pressure… except during exam time then you feel the pressure.”

– DFD 3

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For the guys, using makeup doesn’t make you less manly.
In fact real men use cosmetics.
– wise words from PL

“Same like when you work, you need to follow your boss, and work.
in other words… act busy”
– wise words of PL

(Credit: Yan Sin)

– Cosmetics & Perfumes

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“You know Valentine’s Day is coming, right? Maybe you can give your girlfriend some charcoal and persuade her that it’s diamond…”

– DFD 3

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(on Eprex being withdrawn previous)
“Eprex (Erythropoeitin alfa) might be coming back with a vengeance”

(on refrigerating ESAs)
“… advise patients to go straight home, don’t go gallivanting around”

“bacteria like to grow on iron”
(credit: Boon Kiang)

Lecturer: we’ll end at 5:55
Class: *groans*
Lecturer: or else I can”t finish! unless you want an extra class!
Class: YES
Lecturer: Nooo I don’t want an extra lesson. let’s optimise these 2 hours!”

– Pharmacotherapy III, Renal

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“The Koreans are very good… you just throw in the ball with silver ions… but you won’t get the fresh detergent smell lah… you just have a smell that is… no smell lah…”

“You can talk to your Roomba, you can record your Roomba, use a different one for each room… you can tell [your customers], instead of having just one get a few la, don’t let your Roomba get lonely”

“have you bought your Fragrance Bak Kwa … have you bought your Fragrance Bak Kwa… Last year they sold Bee Cheng Hiang bak kwa but this year they sell Fragrance… but I’m still loyal to KR hall, whatever bak kwa they sell I’ll buy.”

“You know all the LTs look the same, but some students always use the same LT, like LT 23, LT 21… Maybe can put a photo or something – it’s the place, right? Things change… the world changes… Professor dies…”

– Pharmaceutical Marketing

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“When you first meet a person you always look at the neck or waist first, right? Because it’s the narrowest point.”

“You know those Danish biscuits? The tin is very easy to open. Not like your Khong Guan biscuits. Those you need a crowbar somewhere.” (Heng, 2013)
(Courtesy: Amanda)

“Cheaper? *Dafuq*-nononono”
(Courtesy: Zu Hua)

Paul Heng, DFD 3

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“Ergocalciferol is D2… “er4″ is 2”

“The patient sees us arguing…

I mean… we’re not arguing… we’re having this intellectual discussion…”

Dr Priscilla Howe, Pharmacotherapy

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“Never use hair dye from eyebrows & eyelashes”

“Chloroform – this is what kidnappers use to knock out their victims… you see this quite often on TV.”

“I have a question, is this Peking Lingzhih Royal Jelly a cosmetic?

*pause*

No it is not. You do not eat cosmetics.”

“(with a straight face) Never drive and apply makeup at the same time. When you are driving, you should be focusing on the road…

never share makeup, even between best friends…”

Dr Perry Lim, Cosmetics and Perfumes

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“There are many grandparents who are in-laws and outlaws… very important job”

“romance with paracetamol…”

“I know that some doctors practise God (sic)”

“The man will be let loose [to take Cafergot]… He may be responsible for the pregnancy but when it comes to migraine he can be let loose.”

“It’s a prerogarative of a female to get migraine… I take back that statement”

“They step on the scatter rugs they scatter also… they step on the dinky toys they go dinky also…”
(on elderly falling after stepping on items)

– PP3

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“We’re excessively drying them”

“tied to the centre… tied to the chair” (on Haemodialysis)

– Pharmacotherapy III, Renal

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“This is like kung fu style… whatever your competitor do to you you do back to him… either you hit below the belt or you hit him in the eye…”

– Pharmaceutical Marketing

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Now… if you have never used any cosmetics before… please, stay away from us… (on cosmetics being inclusive of toothpaste, mouthwash, shower gel)

“Some people say the brain, the heart or the backside is the largest organ. That is false.” (on the skin being the largest organ)

“Men have a greater horny layer, and [hence] a greater permeation barrier.

The conclusion is – it may not be a bad thing to have thicker skin.”

“Eccrine sweat gland helps the body by sweating… they are the body’s air-con”

“Some men smell stronger than women… maybe they don’t bathe (on women having more apocrine glands)”

“Dr L has very good complexion. She has normal skin.

For me, I have oily skin. VERY oily skin.
Now, when you think of oily skin, please think of me.”

“Normal skin is soft, smooth and beautiful.”

– Cosmetics & Perfumes

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“You know if there’s a boulder blocking the hole…

I had to do that after lunch…
(on manual evacuation of bowels)”

“Some can’t zip their skirts (on bloatedness)”

“Some times the stool comes out like long beans… stringy stools.”

– PP3

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“You can’t swallow a big golf ball – you need to break it down into smaller pieces” (on digestion)

“Does patient fit into this bucket (category)…”

“You know what [the doctors] give patients with faecal impaction right? 8| They give them the finger.”

“I hear a word… *cups ear*… it is Domperidone”

“Don’t ever cheat your preceptor…”

– Pharmacotherapy III, Nutrition

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“Why you tell the truth!? Never tell the truth!”
(on getting a boyfriend)

“Alamak all boys leh… even the girls look like boys”
(on NTU Engineering when NTU first started out)

– Pharmaceutical Marketing

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“If you keep giving sodium chloride whatever chloride, the guy will be hyper… chlorided!”

– Pharmacotherapy III, Nutrition

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“… cocoa butter, macadamia
nut oil… they sound delicious… [but] remember – you do not eat cosmetics”

“by the way… Dr L is the queen of perfumes… I think no one in NUS knows more than her about perfumes…

ahh… no one…”

– Cosmetics & Perfumes

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“I think you guys have STD already.

Not that you have STDs already but you have had STD lectures already…”

– PP3

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“Today, we have a gift for you. The gift is your group project.”

“Ok, that’s all from me. I pass on to the Queen…”

– Cosmetics & Perfumes

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“Young people nowadays very impatient la… wanna get your housing board, very hard to get married la… you find very frustrating. a lot of young people getting more and more impatient la. Even the Pope can’t take it.

The machine is going to go irrespective of who’s running it la… even if you have a date waiting for you ar… the machine is not going to drive faster…”

Lecturer: You all seem very tired ar… been studying the whole night is it?
Class: YES

Oh… come on la, this is your final stretch la. you all should be pros at exams.”

DFD 3

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“maybe because they can’t find any honest (country’s) men” (on picturing of women on the slide)

– Pharmaceutical Marketing

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“Last time when we wanted to eat noodles we have to go heat up the charcoal and look for matchsticks. I know you all text each other these days using Teletext.”

(Courtesy: Amanda)

– DFD 3

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“they eat alot… like… alot…
they sleep alot… like… alot

…then suddenly they like ‘EH I DON’T FRIEND YOU ANYMORE'”
(on atypical features of Major Depressive Disorder)

“Singapore we have 4 seasons – Hot… hotter. very very hot, and very very very hot”
(on Seasonal Affective Disorder)

“If someone comes back within 3 days and says ‘HI PHARMACIST I’M FEELING SO MUCH BETTER ALREADY’ it’s probably not the drug working – it doesn’t work so fast.”
(on bipolar disorder)

“I know my sister buys a lot of shoes… she has 2 cabinets of shoes but she still keeps buying ar… and she doesn’t regret it (*laughter*) that is not mania ah, it’s a conscious decision.”

“don’t go into reflective mood today… you’re supposed to pay attention”

“because life is such a pain… we should have taken painkillers” (on allergies)

“There’s a last A ar… it’s anything… but that’s redundant” (on allergies)

“You can take a bucketful…. won’t die one” (on SSRIs being the first few choices for initial Tx)

“Kacang puteh dose”

“The one thing I would like to mention is… it’s too small for the eyes” (on a table in the lecture notes)

“5HT2 is because… it takes two to… I’m not going there (*laughter*)” (on remembering Serotonin receptor subtypes)

“Less troublematic… actually I wanted to say problematic”

– Pharmacotherapy III, Anxiety

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“Sir, or Madam… Nowadays we all use ‘Miss’ la… more people like ‘Miss’… (it’s a hit or a miss)”

“prolonged… painful… penile… erection” (on Priapism)

“Your class very good ar, everything also understand”

“Let’s make a deal… in real life if you cannot remember the dosage, can you go check the dose”

– PP3

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“I put in the pictures of butter and olive oil to make this slide more hydrophobic so that it can be more readily absorbed – ‘cos it can pass your blood brain barrier more easily.”

“You are supposed to be able to look at the structure and synthesise knowledge.”

– Natural Products

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“Go out with someone doesn’t mean you’ll end up with someone… just get to know him better… maybe he got brother, cousin, best friend etc… *grin*

Last time I used to be very popular because I had an elder brother… and I didn’t know why I was so popular…”

“…don’t know if he’ll kill you, strangle you, slap you… whatever”

“I always think men who want cars must get red colour one… so everytime i see a red car I expect to see an old man… or maybe a young woman… then I think might be sugar daddy ar…”

– Pharmaceutical Marketing

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“Phobias… like fear of spiders… fear of snakes… fear of FYP…”

“You might think [panic attacks] are impossible… One time I had a panic attack – I was diving then the oxygen tank ran out… I tried to open the new tank but it was rusted shut… I thought i was going to die.

Luckily… the whole thing shut open.. not shut open…


so today you have a lecture…”

– Pharmacotherapy III, Anxiety

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“Now, when you’re not using Petrolatum, you can put it in the fridge… the fridge, not the freezer…”

“You can take one (moisturising cream sample) after lecture… first-come, first-grab.”

“If you are in pain… please… do not use cosmetics to relieve pain. Please see a doctor…”

– Cosmetics & Perfumes

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“All of you are very thin so you should be able to feel [your pulse]”

“…and you [measure their RR] by watching patient’s chest… watching, not staring”

PP3, Vital Parameters

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“Last time got one [patient] drank 7 cans of red bull… then got admitted to A&E… so don’t drink too much red bull”

*Music starts playing*, *Jibaben runs out the door to get someone to stop the music*
Lecturer: *Thumbs up*

“I used to be the class rep you know… 4 years of misery…”

“I know you all don’t have free time… I’m not asking you…”

“This is the pharmacological bit that makes it so fun and interesting to be a Pharmacist…”

“so they have to rise up slowly when they change position” (on orthostatic hypotension)

“This chart… you don’t need to memorise. Aren’t you glad I said that?”

“and don’t ask me whether it’s demon possession… I’m only in therapeutics” (on Pseudo-parkinsonianism)

– Pharmacotherapy III, Schizophrenia

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“When a question is false, there is a reason behind it. You do not have to write that reason down… you just have to know it in your heart…

Now, please, do not give us your heart…”

– Cosmetics & Perfumes

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“Anyone taking an exam… is at risk of having a seizure” (on sleep deprivation triggering seizures)

– Pharmacotherapy III, Epilepsy

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“Many young people, for example, you… and me…”

“Please… do not come to me… because I cannot even help myself” (on acne)

“Please… do not squeeze pimples… I know it’s very shiok to squeeze pimples”

“You work hard, study hard… not too hard… don’t be like me, study so hard… become like this… Now, this effect is not so reversible…”

“Acne is my good friend… Benzoyl peroxide is my best friend”

“Why do I say that [it is not too expensive]? Because Watsons might have 20% discount”

– Cosmetics & Perfumes

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“Quality is a very good job la…. it’s a very 8-5 job… then you can start a family…”

“A 4-decimal weigh[ing machine] is really like a Rolls Royce ar…” (on the standard weighing machine being of 2 decimal-place accuracy in the past)

– DFD 3

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“Young people these days getting more and more impatient. Can’t blame them either. Things are changing very fast. Even the Pope cannot take it. 600 years later.”
(Courtesy: Amanda)

– DFD 3

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“TV has the most impact – it hits you in the ears and in the face.”

– Pharmaceutical Marketing

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“Do not use a sunscreen less than SPF 1. It is going to damage your skin”

“This is also why this module is held now. Between 12-2pm … to protect you from the UV Rays.” (on sun’s rays being the strongest between 10am-3pm

“Don’t think that wearing a wet t-shirt on the beach under the hot sun is sexy.” (on wet t-shirts allowing more UV rays to pass through)

“There is no sun at night (on Olay’s Night cream)

If you see the sun at night, there can be only one reason – the end is coming…”

– Cosmetics & Perfumes

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“When they are in the hospital, they [the patients] are captives… You can talk to them any time”

– PP3, Med Recon

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“or not every month you look at your credit card bill… ‘my god… what have I done’…”

– Pharmaceutical Marketing

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“brrrrrownish orange…”

“What does HRC stand for? It’s definitely not Hard Rock Cafe”

“What is C? … Not they do not look cute”

“(on making a mistake) Sorry I had 3 hours of sleep last night

it’s no excuse

I’m actually at a very high risk of epilepsy…”

 

“developed L-dopa (should have been “Parkinson’s disease”) at a very young age”

(on the Daily Mail) “so we had a British pre-reg who said *w/ British accent* ‘Don’t read that stuff, it’s absolutely rubbish’

the thing is that it’s really interesting

anyway it’s in France la…”

– Pharmacotherapy III, Epilepsy / Parkinson’s Disease

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Lecturer: “This poison ring can be used to fill perfume.”
Girl in front of me: “So cute!”

“Don’t put too much alcohol ar, or else your friend will get a very stinging sensation in his/her face ar… and may not be your friend after that…” (on adding alcohol as a cosolvent in perfumes)

“…clove and cinnamon essence in your room scent… maybe you do not want to put it in your eau de parfum – too stimulating… nobody wants to, you know, smell like curry or smell like cinnamon bun…”

– Cosmetics & Perfumes

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“You go Citilink mall you get small, green tomato… you want the big red tomato have to go to Centrepoint”

– Pharmaceutical Marketing

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Lecturer: How do you like coming here?
Class: No…

Lecturer: Yes? You raised your hand?
Student: Wear jacket

“Looks like I’m grounded here…” (on the portable mic not working)

“Sometimes the old people don’t know 1, 2, 3, you give them the face” (on the Wong-Baker Pain scale)

– Pharmacotherapy III, Pain

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“We recruited Dr C, Dr P, and Dr E in the same year. Then all the staff were like, ‘wah your new recruits so exciting!’. Cos all of them are old old men ar. They don’t believe that pretty girl can become professor.”

– Pharmaceutical Marketing

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“Please remove your makeup before sleeping. When you are sleeping, the lights are off – no one is going to see.”

“Dr L and I… We are not shallow. I think Dr L and I were fated to teach this module… Celine and Perry… Cosmetics and Perfumes. Now, we hope to raise your interest for C & P… Not Celine and Perry – Cosmetics and Perfumes…”

“Don’t wait until your pimple is the size of the moon”

“Please, don’t freak out (on naturally occurring hairfall)”

– Cosmetics & Perfumes

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Student: I still don’t like vegetables
Lecturer: Ahhh… Blame your mother [for mashing up vegetables and mixing with porridge when you were a baby]
(on separating foods when feeding babies to give them the sensation of different foods)

– Pharmaceutical Marketing

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“…that will also bring you financial toxicity (on the -mabs)”

“…you can’t give healthy volunteers cytotoxics for phase I studies… you’ll be on the Straits Times A1”

“this is the regimen called AC… anything called AC is crazy”

this is my angst la… shouldn’t have said that”

“just try to calm yourself… instead of finding a paper to write your last will…
… that was a joke”

“ok this mike is telling me not to talk…
…this is the regimen called AC… anything called AC is crazy”

“this is my angst la… shouldn’t have said that…”

“just try to calm yourself… instead of finding a paper to write your last will…


… that was a joke”

“Oh you guys don’t like biological warfare… welfare… warfare… scary what I’m saying today…”

“I bet you all miss each other too much… oh no?”

“Still have counselling session this Thursday. I’ll make someone else cry again… I feel bad… I’m so sorry”

“Cisplatin, one of the older drugs… one of my greatest fears in life”

“…if you go into the fridge to get a can of coke…”

“these are food for thought ar… good thought, bad thought”

“So they lose their fingerprints… isn’t that cool? It’s like the Bourne Identity”

Lecturer: Should we dim the lights? A little more romantic?
*dims lights*
Lecturer: Oh, is this too romantic?

“This is not lotion, ladies… we’re talking about applying like topical medicine all over the body

“ION has those small burgers… But I just had Carl’s Junior the other day – this HUMONGOUS guacamole, bacon, mushroom cheeseburger, you know? (on taking anticancer Tx w/food)”

– Pharmacotherapy III, Cancer

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