Yup, another article of Mr Boyfriend's achievements. I just hope that the gays out there won't be chasing after him soon.
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Monday, December 29, 2008
I probably woke up on the wrong side of the bed that day. It started off badly when I got a 'lecture' from dad for the smallest thing ever, and later only reached the hospital at 0820H. I was doing my morning rounds when my collegue, who was on-call the previous day called me up to see a patient before he headed home.
It was 38 year old lady, 30 weeks pregnant, having difficulty in breathing. She was known to have Bronchial Asthma for the past 2 years, and my friend had treated her as having an asthma attack. Despite the medical therapy given, her condition didn't improve much and he has informed the specialist about it. He was asked to observe the patient and inform her again if the patient's condition worsened.
I reassessed the patient soon after that and she deteriorated rapidly. She became drowsy; clearly because she was tired from breathing to fast and the accumulation of CO2 in her body. 3 of my other collegues joined to actively resuscitate the patient-by intubating the patient, performing CPR and all. To cut a long story short, her heart stopped beating at 1015H and I pronounced her dead at 1115H.
There were so many things running in my mind at that time. How could she die so suddenly? Was it even an asthma attack? Could it be another diagnosis which was missed earlier? How I am I going to inform my specialist? the Pengarah? And the worse part-How to do I break the bad news to her husband?
You see, maternal mortality is something really HUGE. It is something UNEXCEPTABLE in the field of medicine. Pregnant ladies are not supposed to die..When something like this occurs, the news will go up to the ministry and the all health personnel involved, right from the time she booked her pregnancy up to the last one that saw her, will be investigated thoroughly. It will be a must for us to attend meetings at hospital , district, state and maybe even national level.
To make matters worse, later that evening, I had to attend to a 4 year old child, known case of complex congenital heart disease, who was gasping in the paediatric ward. After performing massive resuscitation, I could not revive the patient and the child succumbed to death.Cause of death: most likely from severe cyanotic spell.
Two mortalities in one day. One from O&G, one from Paeds. In a district hospital. With no specialist around. One hell of an experience that I shall never forget. Ever.
People say that new year is like a new beginning. It gives a chance for you to start over, experience new hopes and new possibilities. To me, everyday is like a new beginning. When something awful happens, deal with it within the same day if possible, and later sleep comfortably that night, and have a fresh start the next day. Of course it is easier said than done. With this in mind, it does help to get on with life as quickly as possible.
I have gone through a lot this past one year. It was like a roller coaster for me; having to work in a new place with new set of collegues, the difficulties that I face with my family and studies, and of course, the troubles that I had with my relationship. Like a friend once told me, all this experiences will make our life more colourful and at least, there'll be plenty of stories for us to tell to our grandchildren. That is, an interesting angle to look from.
Nevertheless, with the Maal Hijrah today and New Year in two days time, everybody would hope and pray for the same thing. To forgive our sins over the past one year, and hoping for a better life in the future.
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Not This! Read on....
- Find out about SLAB from UiTM- DONE
- Collect nametag from PKNS- DONE
- Wrap wedding gifts
Saturday, December 20, 2008
The story is about this guy who became depressed after his wife left him, and his life went downhill from there. He's always hiding in his apartment, not wanting to hangout with his friends anymore, and stuck in the same job for years. It was until one day, on old friend of his urged him to join this seminar which asks its participants to say Yes to every oppurtunity that they had. His life changed after that.
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Anyway, while I was doing just that, a friend of mine/collegue called. I picked up the phone, feeling a bit suspicious, coz I'm not that close to her and she wouldn't call me after office hours unless it's something urgent. Then she said, 'Wei, it's your turn to do locum today, right? Everybody's looking for u!' S**t. Then it striked me. Of course! I've to be at the hospital right at moment to do locum and I totally forgot about it!- and I'm one and a half hours late! I was thinking about the patients piling up at the casualty..Owh my.
I was also upset that I had to abandon my cooking project today..
I quickly dumped all the stuff that I just bought into the fridge and rushed to the hospital. Luckily the influx of patients today wasn't that bad..
I came home at 11.30 pm feeling tired and hungry. I didn't want my determination to go to waste today, and hence, I still made Char Kuey Teow for dinner! And it tasted quite good actually! Haha, or maybe because I was REAlly hungry..
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Tuesday, December 09, 2008
MENTAL HOSPITAL PHONE MENU
Hello and thank you for calling The State Mental Hospital. Please select from the following options menu:
If you are obsessive-compulsive, press 1 repeatedly.
If you are co-dependent, please ask someone to press 2 for you.
If you have multiple personalities, press 3, 4, 5 and 6.
If you are paranoid, we know who you are and what you want, stay on the line so we can trace your call.
If you are delusional, press 7 and your call will be forwarded to the Mother Ship.
If you are schizophrenic, listen carefully and a little voice will tell you which number to press.
If you are manic-depressive, it doesn't matter which number you press, nothing will make you happy anyway.
If you are dyslexic, press 9696969696969696.
If you are bipolar, please leave a message after the beep or before the beep or after the beep. Please wait for the beep.
If you have short-term memory loss, press 9. If you have short-term memory loss, press 9. If you have short-term memory loss, press 9.
If you have low self-esteem, please hang up our operators are too busy to talk with you.
If you are menopausal, put the gun down, hang up, turn on the fan, lie down and cry. You won't be crazy forever.
If you are blonde, don't press any buttons, you'll totally screw up the phone system. Just go away.
Sunday, December 07, 2008
It's nice to not be on-call on Hari Raya Haji..I was doing housemanship in O&G posting i think, and somehow they put my on call on that auspicious day..It was sad initially, but I was lucky enough that there were not many admissions on that day..The one thing that I couldn't forget was when a patient of mine handed me some ketupat, lemang and renang for dinner..Really cured my sadness. On top of that, mum had someone to send my some lemang as well. So the nurses and I had quite a feast!
Anyway, the routine for tomorrow would be the usual. Attending prayers in the morning, and then, dad and my brother would go to the surau to watch the cows and goats being slaughtered...Although, I'm not very sure whether they will be going this year, since we're staying in sect 13 now..
Well, whatever it is, I'm happy that I'm not celebrating Hari Raya Haji at the hospital this year!
Thursday, December 04, 2008
Wednesday, December 03, 2008
And then, suddenly I felt it again. A cold, ticklish sensation over my arm. That 'insect' was still moving... I looked at it harder, through my white blouse, and I shrieked when I realize what it was! It was a.........
I jumped out from my bed, shrugged my body and shoulders, and the lizard fell to the floor..and worse part was that a part of its tail got stuck to my inner sleeve and the rest of the lizard...was gasping for air on the floor of my bedroom. Really!
While the lizard was taking its last few breaths, the next thing I did was....
---spray half a can on Ridsect on it! I was scared ok!
Since I was really tired today, being sleep deprived and all, the scary incident did not stop me from sleeping. After disposing the lizard, I slumped on my bed and almost immediately, I was off to dreamland..
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Friday, November 28, 2008
Since then, I've been having premature grey hair..Not that many actually, but enough to cause me a reasonable amount of distress. A cousin of mine spotted a few of my grey hair during hari raya month, which resulted me to frantically ask my maid to pluck them all out the minute I reached home.
Is the myth true? That when you pull out one grey hair, seven will come out? I'm not sure.
All this stimulated me to do some research on the causes of premature grey hair:
1. Stress: the most common cause.
- Yeah, most likely. Perhaps now not as stressed as before.
2. Hair Colouring
- This is also possible..I've already coloured my hair 4/5 times..
3. Lack of vitamins, specifically B12
- I don't really practice a well balanced diet..I believe that I may lack in some essential vitamins, and hence, I'm TRYING to take daily multivitamins now..
I recently dyed my hair again, to mask the residual grey hair that I might still have. You know, I got offended when my hairstylist offered me a few set of hair colours and said 'These colours are suitable if you have uban, coz it looks very natural' Please! Definitely not for me!
Anyway, whatever the reasons may be, I do hope that it'll all go away..No more uban please!
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Not like I hate working here. The staff here are generally very nice and the working environment here is great. When it comes to career advancement, you just can't sit in a district setting too long.
I recently got my letter of transfer to Sg Buloh Hospital. I was ecstatic when I first received the news! I mean who wouldn't, any MO would jump with joy when he/she gets their first choice!
As excited as I am right now, I really have that tiny feeling that I won't be able to cope with the stress there. As of now, I'm in my small comfort zone and any new form of stressor can easily break me. Yes, I am a very fragile girl.
Nevertheless, I do look forward to that upcoming change. It'll be a good challenge for me. I just know it.
Starring: Angelina Jolie, Amy Ryan, John Malkovich
--> I just love the trailer. I'm sure the movie is gonna be great.
2. Bride Wars:
Starring: Kate Hudson, Anne Hathaway
--> I was attracted by the main casts initially, but I upon watching the trailer, it wasn't as good as what I had expected. They showed a few slapstick jokes here and there. Will only watch the movie I'm in the mood for a chick flick.
3. The Pink Panther 2
Starring: Steve Martin, Jean Reno
--> This one is something that I must much. I laughed so hard when I watched the 1st movie! Guess it was because Steve Martin can look so natural when it comes to acting stupid. He was perfect for the role. I'm really hope that the sequel will be just as good or even better!
Friday, November 14, 2008
You see, dad's organising this massive renovation for our house. After all, the only renovation that we ever did to the house was painting it, painting it, and...painting it again. Since the renovation is gonna be rather huge and will potentially produce lots of dust, dad thought I'd be a good idea if we shift to another house, temporarily.
I spent one whole week packing all the accumulated junk that I've had with me for the past 26 years. Of course, I was being nostalgic during the packing process..reading the old cards that I had, letters, pictures, etc..There were all rubbish really, but just to valuable to be thrown away..
Now, we've finally settled in our new home. There are still lots of unopened boxes, but we plan to keep it as that. After all, in a few months time, we have to shift back to our newly renovated house.
The funny thing about our new home is that it's on the same row as my other half's! So happenned that dad was looking for a nice semi-D house in shah alam, and his friend offered our family to stay at his vacant, newly purchased house for the next few months. I guess it's just karma.
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
You see, I couldn't really concentrate during the kursus, knowing the Mr Boyfriend's parent will be coming over to my house to discuss about our future...It was on a Sunday, and since the schedule was so packed, I decided to stay on in Bagan Lalang, and not go home to join in the ceremony..
Apparently, it all turned out quite well...
I urged my brother to send pictures to me via email, which he did..thanks Japa! Thank god that kampung Bagan Lalang had wireless!
After the kursus ended, I dropped by at my other half's place, to see the gifts that was given from my side to his..I was quite impressed....Nice and classy! Thank you dear aunties!
Mr Sleepy face, and his gift..Specially bought by my dad...
Even though I'm down with a flu now, it doesn't matter coz I'm now happier than ever...
one of my staff told me that the beach stinks, but he was wrong! the beach seemed alright to me..the girl on the right hand side is 'Ismat-my roommate.
The hotel was nothing to shout about. The only good thing about the kursus was the food that they served! Far better that what we had at the Kursus Kenegaraan (BTN). 6 course meal on a daily basis...occasionally I would skip tea and supper, just didn't want to spoil myself!
The shocking thing that happened on the second day was when I was elected to be the Penghuluwati. Some joker shouted out my name during the nomination, and a few seconds after that, an even bigger joker yelled out' Saya cadangkan cadangan ditutup!' Then, everybody clapped and said 'Sokong! Sokong!' And I was like...' What the...? Did that just happenned?'
Anyway...it was just lectures and lectures everyday..The topics couldn't be more boring! Tatertertib, Dasar-dasar, etika, etc. My normal routine would be yawning for the first half and hour, sleep for the next half hour, and later frantically copy notes from the super efficient girl beside me. I'm really terrible when it comes to lectures,..I just can't help it! Taking sweets didn't help to keep myself awake..
The best part of the kursus was the Persembahan Kumpulan, whereby each group could perform whatever the want, be it, singing, dancing, acting whatever. Our group did a sketch called 'Pink Prashant' -coz the main actor's name is Prashant and our theme song was from Pink Panther. Lame right? Haha. I know. It's about this espionage and his attempt to bribe a government officer, and was later caught by the police in the end..
From left: Idza the judge, Kiran the policewoman, Anim the stage manager, me, Roopa the receptionist, Felix the policeman, Nasir the govt officer, Prashant the espionage and Monica the narrator.
Today, I'm just glad that I'm finally home, able to sleep on my ever-so-comfortable bed and shower with clean water - (the water in Bagan Lalang was terrible! Karat wei...)
Here are some other pictures..
Sunday, October 19, 2008
I was on-call last Saturday when my other half asked my to buy Harian Metro the next day. He told me that someone did a write up on him and it might be in the papers. I thought he was pulling my leg, but at the same time, feeling a little bit excited, just in case there's this slightest chance that it might be true. He specifically asked me to get up early in morning, go to the nearest shop and be the first one to read the article.
True enough, I went to the small sundry shop within the hospital compound, and there it was...a full page article (2 pages actually-coz it was at center part of the newspaper, two pages joined together) telling about him and his achievements. His name was even the title of the news! and it was in Red!
I couldn't believe it. I couldn't find the words to describe how much I was proud of him.
And now...when I google his name, the first thing that comes out is that article.
How cool is that?
Well, I'll let u read the article yourself. It actually looks better in the hardcopy version, rather that the one posted in the Harian Metro website.
Kejutan Wan Mohd Azim
Thursday, October 09, 2008
Ampang Medikal....Aduh. Where do I begin!?
Please don't judge me just yet. I was just randomly going through the TV channels after watching the news, when I came across this show. I read an article about in the local papers, but never actually had the chance to watch it..till now. And hence, I watched the show out of curiousity. Could a local production company pull off a Malaysian version of 'Grey's Anatomy'?
Owh man..I think I could list out more than 100 ridiculous things that they had in the show. For starters, who wears scrubs with a labcoat? Walking around the hospital compound, eating at the hospital canteen in scrubs? Mau kena marah dgn pengarah? Hello, this is not Seattle Grace Hospital.
And please don't get me started on the clinical symptoms, examinations and management...gile merepek. Not worth mentioning.
Performing CPR in front of relatives? Nak kena saman?
It's not that I don't support local dramas or movies.. it's just that I wish they would be more original and at least do their homework before writing the script. Even the acting has a lot of improvement to do...
I could only stomach 1/2 hour of the show.
Ampang Medikal: strictly not for doctors, future doctors or any medical personnel....
Tuesday, October 07, 2008
Sunday, October 05, 2008
We had a family gathering today and the topic of mosquitos came up. One of my cousins got bitten recently and developed a more severe reaction than expected. She and her niece were the only ones who got bitten by mosquitos at her house and the other family members were spared.
I have always wondered why mosquitos bite some people more than others...
This was what I found out from multiple websites over the net..I managed to get most of my questions answered.
1. Has any research being done?
Yes. Scientists are still investigating the complexities involved. Many of the mosquito's physiological demands are poorly understood and many of the processes they use to evaluate potential blood meal hosts remain a mystery.
Recent research has been undertaken to narrow down the smells that are attractive and repellent to mosquitoes. The research was at first described as similar to looking for a needle in a haystack, but scientists have since managed to track down and identify around 30 chemical compounds out of 300 that can protect people.---> The basis of mosquito repellents.
This is what they use to do study the body odours of people who repel mosquitos...Cool eh? It's called a foil sleeping bag.
2. What/Who are they attracted to?
Female mosquitoes use the CO2 we exhale as their primary cue to our location.
3. Are they attracted to any smells?
Mosquitoes are attracted to the smells of certain people. If a person is rarely bitten, then his or her body gives off a smell that masks the scent that attracts mosquitoes.
Fragrances from hair sprays, perfumes, deodorants, and soap can cover these chemical cues.
4. What about the colour of clothing that we wear?
Dark colors capture heat and make most people more attractive to mosquitoes. Light colors refract heat and are generally less attractive. Detergents, fabric softeners, perfumes, and body odor can counteract the effects of color.
5. Since they are blood-suckers, are menstruating women at risk?
Women around the time of thier menstrual period are said to get bitten by mosquitos more than other women.
6. Any particular food that we should avoid in order to prevent ourselves from getting bitten?
People say that mosquitos are attracted to bananas. I couldn't find any literature to support this..Some believe that we should prevent from making our blood 'sweet', so we need to take something that smells terrible like garlic....i don't think this is true!
5. Other interesting facts?
They are drawn to lactic acid in sweat. So mandi!
They are also attracted to people with Group O positive blood. (Based on a research published in the Journal of Medical Entomology)
Mosquitoes prefer warm body parts to cold ones.
Hope u all find this useful!
2. Mosquitoes' Tricks Still Exceed Remedies, The New York Times
Friday, October 03, 2008
I was woken up that morning at about 0630H, by my dad who urged me to perform the Subuh prayers. I then went to the kitchen to help out my aunties to prepare breakfast for everybody. Everything had to be self-service, as this time there were no maids around to help to set the table, preparing drinks and washing up the dishes. Well, nothing new for our family as we've been surviving at our home in Shah Alam without a maid for the past one week.
After breakfast, I realised that I forgot to bring an extra baju kurung for the Raya prayers! And so I asked one of my aunties whether I'd be ok if I wear a caftan for prayers. She gave a me a look as though I proposed something really stupid, and she suggested that I just wear the telekung on top of the caftan from home. Then it hit me, I didn't bring an extra telekung too! (U see, I've been using my sister's telekung throughout my stay in KB)
Bad shape..I then called my cousin Iz whether I could borrow his mum's telekung, and whether he could send it over to our house which was just 3 minutes away. Iz was still asleep when I called...(Ape ni, Iz? dah pukul 730 pon blom bangun lagi?) To proof that he was still in a daze, he asked me back in his sleepy voice, ' Nak pinjam telekung? Untuk ape? ' Ler...nak buat semayang la, takkan nak buat tido kot. Ape la.
To cut a long story short, I performed the raya prayers and visited my grandma's grave in a caftan..No choice, what to do.
Moral of the story: Even if you want to travel light, please bring all the necessities. Siapa jugak yang malu nanti.
Sunday, September 21, 2008
1. Came to work not knowing what to expect.
2. Suffered from dysmenorrhea, till I had to take Ponstan to relieve the pain.
3. Dad, my brother and sister made a surprise visit to Banting. They brought along a dining table and a new shelf for my tv. Luckily I managed to spare some time today to show around my apartment to them.
4. Performed a vacuum delivery successfully.
5. Looking forward to 1pm tomorrow..to go home and Zzzz...
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Thursday, September 04, 2008
I haven't been around this past few days coz i was down in Singapore!
Took a flight down alone and stayed at a hotel on Orchard road. It was lonely initially got used to it the next day. Met up with a good of friend of mine, Sim, who did housemanship together with me at HTAR . Thanks for spending time with me, dear..
There was something that I saw, which I just can't it out from my head till now..
I was walking towards Ngee Ann City at about 9pm when I spotted this group of teens, with multiple body piercings here and there, wearing punk-like clothes, sitting on the floor by entrance of the shopping mall. I was silently saying to myself, 'Rosaknya budak2 Melayu di Singapore ni...' As I was walking back towards my hotel, that was about 9.30pm, the same group was still there. Worse still, they were laughing with each other with beer bottles on their hands. A lot of empty beer bottles strewn beside them as well. What a thing to see on Ramadhan.
Besides that horrible scene that I saw, I thoroughly enjoyed myself in Singapore. So did I shop much? Nah. Not really. Just bought the usual, like clothes, accessories, shoes and a bottle of perfume. As for tomorrow, am off to work..
Sunday, August 31, 2008
I have been driving around Shah Alam quite often this past one week, and much to my disappointment, people did not seem to be so patriotic for the upcoming merdeka this year. I only spotted one kancil with a flag on its front mirror. It's sad, but I can't say much coz even I didn't put any flag on my car..I don't want to spoil my dad's car ok! :)
I was on the road during the countdown to merdeka today and managed to watch the fireworks which was set from the Dataran Shah Alam from far. It was a very short one. Probably lasted for 3 minutes. Sad la.
I guess people are not really in the mood this year coz the Merdeka holiday coincides with the first day of fasting month. People are rushing to go back to their hometowns to spend their first day of Ramadhan with their love ones. Well, it's just a theory.
Anyway, Happy Merdeka to all!
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
I was invited to Alia's wedding reception-which was on the 020808, but was on-call on that day..Hence, I took the extra effort to drive down from Banting that Friday night,the day before the reception, i.e.010808 to attend her akad nikah at her new home..You see, it was important for me to attend her wedding as we were close when we were in Form 2..
Anyway, the solemnization ceremony was lovely..Alia appeared so calm and cool, while I was having butterflies in my stomach..Funny...
It was nice seeing her happily married to her first and only boyfriend..How lucky can one get?
After this photo was snapped, my camera was automatically switched off. No batteries!
I wish the both of them the best of happiness..
BTN-Biro Tatanegara- was not as bad as I had expected..
I heard lots of horror stories about BTN, in which I have mentally prepared myself to expect the worse from the kursus...The mental image that I had was a group of us, dressed in pure black and white, lined up in military style, just listening to what the commander has to say, without having the chance to utter a word..
Turns out, it wasn't that bad after all..
Yes, we did have to wear a white, long sleeved baju kurung with black sarung EVERYDAY..day and night..luckily I brought enough clothes to last me for 5 days..even though they clearly stated in the BTN website @ www.btn.gov.my that we have to wear a white BAJU KURUNG top. Most of us wore blouses anyway...I mean, how many people has a plain white baju kurung top anyway? I'm not going to wear a school uniform..Please...
We also had riadah everyday...Which I initially thought would be the participants running around the field and hurdle through the obstacle course. Turns out it was just some light exercises, like stretching and jog on the spot. Thank God! There was a day when we had to run for 2 km..interesting coz we had to run on tanah gambut the track was in the middle of a ladang nenas..
The lectures and group of activities were very...government orientated, if you know what I mean. Perkara 153 was emphasised on many occasions..I don't have to say more.
Whatever said and done, I'm proud to say that I survived BTN!
P/S: We were not allowed to use any recording devices throughout the course..After the closing ceremony I decided to snap a few photos...no more rules to follow, right?
This was the best view I could get. I blame the camera.
Friday, August 08, 2008
- Babies born today will have the number 080808 at the beginning of their IC number
- Many weddings/engagements have taken place today.
Congrats to my primary schoolmate, Zaheera. Her akad nikah was held a few hours ago and the reception will be tomorrow. Sorry, can't make it for your big day-will be on call tomorrow.
Congrats to my secondary schoolmate, Faiz. Hope u didn't lie to me about your engagement-since u're always talking nonsense.
As for me..today is just like any other day..
Wednesday, August 06, 2008
Well, today a few representatives from a lady's association (I won't mention the name here) came to the hospital to pass some gifts to patients in the paediatrics and geriatrics ward.
Apparently, from what I heard from hospital staff, the vice president of the association, Datin something or rather gave quite a shocking speech at the hospital hall today.
One of her statements was something like this, 'Kalau anak saya nak dimasukkan ke hospital, saya takkan ke hospital kerajaan, disebabkan layanan staff yang tidak memuaskan. Nasib baik la saya ada medical insurance.' Then she added ' Sorry la, mulut saya ni laser sikit.'
I was like, What the ****?
I mean, come on, kalau masuk rumah orang tu tolong la hormat sikit. Even though u're like some VIP, please know the proper things to say when making a speech. Why would you want to offend the rest of the listeners out there? Little that she realise that her words offended not only the hospital staff here, but also the hospital staff of the whole of Malaysia.
If you don't support the government medical service, why do you even bother to provide gifts to the patients here? owh ya, for the obvious reason-to add on to the list of activities done by the organisation.
You know what ticked me off the most?
The whole group came to the ward to pass the gifts to each patient. I was examining a patient when she came up to me and shook my hand. As she was about to leave the ward she told the hospital matron 'Kita bagi satu hamper kat doktor tadi la. Dia tu kecik-macam patient-patient kat ward ni'
Monday, August 04, 2008
What am I talking about..
I was at my lowest last weekend. On Saturday, I had a fight with someone who really mattered to me in the morning, felt betrayed by two of my friends in a span of an hour in the afternoon, and top it up, I had a very bad call at the hospital. It was just too much for me to handle.
Then came Sunday when I slept for 3 hours after coming back from the hospital, and then went to a wedding, which was just behind my apartment.
Was driving back to Shah Alam when I became all emotional again. I didn't feel like going home and yet i didn't know where to go. I suddenly decided to go to hair salon to get a haircut-the last time I had hair treatment done was in April.
I felt like doing something drastic. Hence I asked the guy to cut my hair shoulder length-i normally just go for a trim, just to get rid of the unhealthy ends of my hair.
The guy just looked at me and said ' U sure ah? I think I better cut a bit longer coz I think u'll regret later.' I gave in.
With my new haircut, I walked around to mall, hoping for retail therapy to kick in. It was sad as I was walking in and out of the shops, and yet I couldn't even decide which stuff looked nice and which did not. I felt lost.
Nothing helped to cheer me up. Not hair treatment. Not retail therapy. Nothing.
Night was worse-to bad to even be mentioned here.
I felt a bit better today-trying to put all the bad thoughts in a box, hoping it'll stay there forever.
I really hope that something will help to cheer me up soon.
Monday, June 23, 2008
My other half: U tau taugeh ni sebenarnye takde khasiat pon?
Me: Ye ke? Habis tu baik takyah makan camtu.
My other half: Betul..kalau tak caya gi la tanya pakar diet kat hospital u. Cuba tanya dia skarang.
Me: U ingat semua phone number staff hospital banting dlm phone I ke?
My other half: *laughs*
Me: Oklah. Hari Isnin I tanya dia.
I was rather free today, hence I surfed the net for nutritional benefits of taugeh or also known bean sprouts.
What I found out-- Benefits of taugeh:
1. no cholesterol
2. low in calories
3. contain vitamins A, B, C, E- antioxidants
4. contain enzymes which aid in digestion
5. high amount of fiber
6. contain minerals (iron, potassium)
And so..looks like I won this battle. Sorry dear, looks like u have to try harder next time.
Sunday, June 22, 2008
Saw this movie at GSC The Gardens, Mid Valley last night. RM 20 for a seat? Was it worth it? The seat was really comfortable, no doubt about that. Extra space, reclining seat, and able to lift up the arm rest..a lil bit too comfortable I would say..ALMOST felt like I was sitting on my couch back home.
The movie was great! I never watched the old tv series, so I can't compare Steve Carrell with the the dude who was in original Get Smart, i.e. Don Adams. Watch this movie if you feel like having a good laugh.
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
What is so special about Tuesday nights? This..
It's the time when I'll slump on my couch and eyes glued to the TV. What sort of life am I having here..Heh. Pecah rahsia.
Saturday, June 07, 2008
Thursday, May 29, 2008
Saturday, May 24, 2008
Anyway, one of the midwives from the labour room received a hamper-probably worthed RM100 bought from Econsave. It was from a patient, who she helped to deliver her baby 2 years ago. This was the card that she received which came together with the hamper.
Thought the card was interesting as the bearer of the gift wanted to be anonymous, and yet she spelt PASSION instead of PATIENT. But still, even though her language was not very good, she had a very good intention and at least she remembered when Nurses's Day was!
I took leave last week i.e. Thursday and Friday, plus i was not on-call that weekend and on Wesak Day, so I had a long stretch of 5 days to rest. Nice.
The Wednesday before the day I was on leave, Marie Digby was scheduled to performed at One Utama. Perfect. After I finished work that day, I freshened up and drove down to One Utama with my sister.
Marie Digby was just....gorgeous. I was admiring her looks most of time the rather than listening to her music. Heh. She looked so pure and innocent. It seemed like she was unaware that her audience were captivated by her beauty, while she was strumming that guitar of hers..
The place was packed with people. I wonder why it was held at One Utama in the first place..my sister and I were on the ground floor, probably about 15 meters from stage. In front of us were rows and rows of tall and lanky guys, blocking our view. So you can just imagine how I- a 5 footer, struggled to get a glimpse of Marie. I had to tip toe most of the time, or watch her through someone else's camera. I was desperate ok!
Marie's voice was great. It was just that she didn't know how to work the crowd. She kept looking in front or at her guitar-forgetting her fans who were on her left and right side, anxiously waiting for her to at least smile and wave at them. In between her songs, she was just..mumbling. I guess she was explaining what inspired her to write the songs, but she should have spoken clearly and with more confidence.
Owh ya, actually before Marie came out on the stage, the organisers were throwing rolled up posters to the audience. When it came to the last one, the poster was thrown towards us and Walla! my sister caught it! Good netball skills, sis! Even though the poster would have cost less than a ringgit, the satisfaction from winning from a show like that was great!
Love you, Marie!
This was the best view that I could get of her.
Friday, May 23, 2008
Tuesday, May 06, 2008
Thursday, May 01, 2008
Monday, April 28, 2008
Being a 1980's baby, at the age of 10, I remember myself watching cartoons such as Carebears, My Little Pony and Jem. The computer was something new to us, when it was about using floppy discs and there was no such thing as Windows.
Primary school kids now are capable of chatting, emailing and blogging.
Check out my sister's blog at:
Friday, April 25, 2008
V.I.P= Violence and Injury Prevention.
A course that I had expected to be very dry and boring turned out to be quite educational. I didn't sleep in any of the lectures! That is an achievement for me.
Some of the things that I learnt..
1. TELEDERA: 1800883040, TALIAN NUR: 15999
2. Jantina is not the same as gender- jantina is determined biologically, gender is by one's role and social responsibilities.
3. There is a law for people who putus tunang without sebab munasabah, and also something called saman malu.
4. A whole lot of other things which are applicable to welfare officers and social workers..
After a whole day long of lectures yesterday, I drove to Malacca town to meet up with my good old friend of mine, Shobs. She took the trouble to drive all the way from Muar after work just to meet up with me. Thanks Shobs! Muahhhs! love ya!
With the bride-to-be...(And that would be the one on the right ok!)
Anyway, I'm glad that agreed to attend this course, even though I had drive all the way down to Ayer Keroh and need to be on-call the very next day, ie tomorrow. This is one of the good things about working in a district hospital. We get 'paid trips' all the time!
Monday, April 21, 2008
My youngest sister participated in this competition, organised by DIGI which requires them to act out a story chosen from the book- Asian Folk Tales given by the organiser to the participating schools. SK Raja Muda was selected to take part in the finals, which was held at Dewan Bahasa & Pustaka last Saturday.
It was fun watching the school kids cheering, holding banners up and their school teachers being ever so supportive. Really missed my good ol school days..
I was amazed by the talent that the participants had. Kids nowadays are just so different. They were all so confident, spoke really well, danced gracefully and showed much enthusiasm. I could appreciate the huge amount of effort which was put in every play that was shown.
The best moment was when the MC announced.....
'I think there is a mistake. In order to win this award, the actor/actress has to be a human being..but the winner is an animal..'
At that time we just couldn't believe it. My sister had won the best actor/actress award.
The sad bit was that their school lost in the overall category. Tears were shed among the SK Raja Muda participants...
Kuyea: 'Percayalah pada diri..dengan harapan dan, keyakinaaaaann....' heh.
Nevertheless, I'm sure the fun and experience that they have gained were far more than what they had expected. The memories that they had will last for a lifetime.
Me with the future Hollywood Superstar.