Thursday, December 31, 2009

Closing time


in the name of Allah the Most Gracious the Most Merciful

2009 is very close to closing its curtain. It has finally reached the last day, and a brand new year will start tomorrow.

2009 marks a very special year to my life. This is the year where I took so many steps forward to maturity.

purely for holiday. I was back for good after a 3 year stint in NZ.

Where my career began, and I met a bunch of wonderful people in my Induction group.

I was posted to Kulim. I thank Allah that I was not sent somewhere else.

April - December
I am still here in Kulim. I remain to be the old me, with less interest in politics. The interest remains the same, but I am not that enthusiastic anymore in searching deeper than usual for the best news. My dislike for Utusan remains the same.

If I were to describe myself now, after 2009, the best word would probably (more) mature. I prefer to take things more calmly, wisely and more patiently. I can accept that Allah plans only the best for His faithfuls, only if we give the best of ourselves to Him.

2009 has also been colourful, in relative, where I braved myself to be in a relationship. It did not work out in the end, but I am thankful for what has been fated. For those who know me well, I am the type that previously was scared of commitment. I will not go into pages describing what I have done in the past, and it is none of anyone's business anyway.

2009 is also meaningful because it is when I took another step forward to maturity. I purchased my first ever car, with my own money.

In May, I travelled by air with family. I could not be prouder with the achievement to be the only Malay to walk down the aisle and stepped up to the stage to receive my scroll. I am out of words to describe how I felt, it was purely fantastic.

I hope to achieve more in 2010. To close 2009 with your boss' saying ' I am more than happy to accept you as A&E MO once you finish housemanship' is awesome. Though I am on call tonight, and undeniably busy expecting trauma cases, I can honestly say 2009 is a good year.

I keep no new resolutions for 2010. I know myself well. For everyone out there, you should have some. Make a standard for yourself, and there's nothing better than to know that you are better than what you think you are capable of.

My latest pic. I had dinner at Pizza before starting my on call very soon.

I close 2009 with one of my favourite songs,

Dashboard Confessional with Juli - Stolen.


till next time,

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Big Cinemas


in the name of Allah the Most Gracious the Most Merciful

I am exhausted. It was the my 1st ever futsal in Kedah in my life. I did not score too many, but as they say ' form is temporary, class is permanent'. That explains me very well indeed.

Those goals are just some consolation to my failure in getting The Star today. In exchange, I opted for New Straits Times. I rarely buy any Media Prima products, due to my belief that they are the tool for Barisan Nasional to spread their lies. Let me know if you disagree with this, alright?

How cool more could I be?

These faces can tell you a lot of things kan. lol!!

This was taken in 2005 I think. One of the highlights of 2009 was the break up of 2 my good friends. They are no ordinary friends. I was eagerly waiting for their wedding. There's only 1 reason for that, that is the wedding of 'Tengku Annas Fathy' and 'Dayang Siti Yuhana'. It would be fabulous, wouldn't it? Sounds like a royal wedding, so who wouldn't want to be part of history.

It's easy to tell them that you do not always get what you what. Seriously, does that help should you be in trouble? It doesn't, does it?

Whatever it is, I should be happy that Liverpool closed the 2009 curtain on a high. Aquilani is now playing, Torres is back to what he does best and Gerrard, what more can you say about Captain Fantastic. A rumour says Liverpool are working to trash a 6-month loan deal for Van Nistelrooy. Awesome!

I should be sleeping now, but I still feel fresh. I am on call tomorrow, so how la?

till next time,

p/s I hope to write another one before midnight tomorrow.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Gigit Hantu


in the name of Allah the Most Gracious the Most Merciful

One funny thing took place in A&E Kulim Hospital today.

There is 1 70 year old gentleman who comes with shortness of breath. As he is talking to us, he tells us many things. We later examine him and find that he has only 4 toes on the left side. 'Why' we ask him.

Closing in to 2020, we usually would expect one to answer 'my diabetic control is a mess'. This is however not the case with this gentleman. He replies back with

'jari pakcik kena gigit hantu. Malam2 dia jadi hitam sebab hantu makan. Kalau pakcik baca ayat Qursi dia berhenti la. Pastu hantu tu datang balik. Kadang2 pakcik tak tidur sebab baca ayat Qursi je'

We can't help it. We burst into laughter.

It may sound funny to us. We can see how education sets our standards apart, regardless of your level.

The more important lesson from the story above is the emphasis of seeking evidence based knowledge. Lessons transfered verbally through generations have made the older generation like what we see today. I see this type of lesson has a little place in modern development.

Through knowledge we will also realise why do certain matters and avoid others. Some options will reap benefit through in a short space of time, and some will give you nothing in return though you have worked so hard to earn it.

That is why I do not 'amin' the doa with the imam post prayer. I wonder why the tradition continues when people know nothing about the meaning of the doa, yet they persistently throughout their lives they 'amin' the supplication.

Evidence based practice is important. It is not a sin to not 'amin' the supplication, but what is important is to seek help from Allah through the means/language that you speak.

This is no more a hollow entry. There's a lesson that you would pick up if you are smart enough.

till next time,

Monday, December 28, 2009

The Growing Discontent


in the name of Allah the Most Gracious the Most Merciful

Dorothy says I'm a typical guy. I am the type that my day will be incomplete if I don't read newspapers, particularly The Star. I've been trained this way since I was a little kid. At this age, I only buy The Star.

Occasionally I will be reading Harian Metro. I don't buy them. In my humble opinion, papers like Harian Metro will only the hasten the downfall of the Malays. Seriously.

Not that the Malay papers are not up to the standard, but The Star and NST are packed with news. Furthermore it is not academic anymore in reading Utusan, Berita Harian and Metro. They are full with slanders, lies and gossips.

If a couple of the published letters in the Star, there is a wave of growing discontent in the Malaysian specialist doctors. Why, you might wonder.

There are too many medical universities in Malaysia nowadays. Also these profit taking agents have not showed any signs of slowing down in sending our Malaysian students abroad.

Being a doctor today is no longer reserved for the gifted minds.

How can you sufficiently train a doctor when you have 40 House Officers in the Orthopaedics Department?

Let's face it. This is not good.

For the record, this is not happening in Kulim.

haih.....Mr Big Shot, you are so cool!

till next time,

p/s if given the chance, who would you sign for Liverpool? Pavluchencko? Van Nistelrooy? Scott Parker? Vieira? I believe there are so many possible bargain signings out there. The only question, are they within Rafa's sight?

Sunday, December 27, 2009



in the name of Allah the Most Gracious the Most Merciful

Never in my life I have felt so cheated. I create things and I rarely get any recognition. Fair enough, I work in Kulim, so I suppose I will never be famous enough to claim anything.

When Usain Bolt repeatedly broke the world record for 100m sprinting, whatever he did was deemed cool.

I think it was last year the first time he broke the world record. When he won, this was what he did

This picture was taken in 2006.

So how come Mr Bolt gets to claim this was his? Believe me, you'll never be able to run away from me even if you challenge me for a 100m race.

lol! It's a hollow entry, I know.

I can't write long tonight. I have a power point presentation to be finished the latest by tonight.

Till next time,

Saturday, December 26, 2009



in the name of Allah the Most Gracious the Most Merciful

I had my on call last night, went home at 2 pm today and woke up at 6.30 pm. Lucky me, this time I decided to perform Solat Zuhur first.

We are close to bringing down the curtain of 2009. Time flies very fast to many, aye? It does not to me. If time was reversible, I'm pretty sure many would retract back 'time flies fast'. 26 years aren't short, so how can it be fast? I've had so many ups and downs, and yet I am still here.

I thank Allah for still giving me the chance to breath in the fresh morning air everyday. For many events that have taken place this year, I'm sure we have more reasons to smile and say Alhamdulillah, rather than to sulk.

As for me, every mistake is an opportunity to learn. When they say nobody is perfect, that means we need to be spending time learning everyday.

The biggest hiccup was probably the incident that happened in October. I recovered amazingly quick. It was never a 'tragedi oktober' or 'november rain' or 'my december' for me.

1 thing I learn everyday in A&E is do not take things for granted. Yesterday, a motorcyclist collided with another motorcyclist, and was rammed by a lorry subsequently. We tried for hours to resuscitate him, with bags of fluids and bloods going in, yet he passed away in the end.

Who knows, probably 2 hours earlier he was earning some extra money to help his family. Then, went home happily knowing he would be making wife happy. Suddenly, 1 drunken fella hit you from the back and you'd be fighting for your life the next second.

You see, this kind of story sells newspapers. The things that you do, you save lives, you build bridges or you predict a typhoon, these are ordinary stories.

Once, in the ward, all of us work for 4 hours to keep a patient alive. We were successful, and nobody thanked us. Did it matter? No. We were happy that he is still alive(if he still is).

There are events that have made my 2009 colourful. I will share more in my next entries okay.

till next time,

Thursday, December 24, 2009



in the name of Allah the Most Gracious the Most Merciful

Dr Zainal and Dr Fazilah(A&E Specialists) gave a good teaching today. Very beneficial in my opinion. Not only I learned heaps from the specialists, but from the paramedics who are superb, having been in the field for a good number of years.

Should a disaster happen, a team of 2 doctors with 8 paramedics are definitely better than 10 doctors forming a group.

I did not take any pictures unfortunately. Would really like to share with you guys honestly.

Alright, I need some advice here. My current camera is 4 years old. I'm thinking of options that I have.

DSLRs- Will I have any time for photo hunting? Won't it cost you thousands for lenses and accessories?
Super Zoom Cameras - Apparently Panasonic FZ38 is the best on the market. Will I ever use its 18x zoom capability?
Compact - convenient, and cheap(er).

For the past 3 years, CameraLabs has been my best advisor. I buy T3 and Stuff too monthly.

I am still confused. I don't know what I want.

Maybe I should just focus on the ultra-short version of Lord of the Rings 3 on TV8. But TV8 have wrecked the movie so badly. Seriously, they cut so many scenes that it is impossible for the first timers to understand anything.

Or maybe go to sleep je la..esok on call.

till next time,

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

The Beautiful Minds


in the name of Allah the Most Gracious the Most Merciful

I'm amazed. It it true that great minds think alike!

My previous entry,

Ahmad Mugabe, Kasim Mendela

Tun Mahathir writes[full entry],

1. Dirtying and defacing the walls and buildings with writings and drawings is not a Malaysian culture.

2. But Malaysians as usual like to copy everything that is done by Europeans. It is part of their inferiority complex. Defacing public property seen in Europe and Latin America is now being taken up. Kuala Lumpur which has spent a lot of public money to clean and beautify is now being defaced with ugly graffiti.

This is why I have no plans to use Honda for a long term. Not as the only car at least. My dream is to see my people stand as tall as the Japanase, or American(if you insist).

When I say people, I mean both Malaysians and Muslims, regardless of race. I am with Nik Aziz, that I can accept a Chinese or Indian leader, as long as they are Muslim. Skin colour matters not to me.

till next time,

p/s: saw a gorgeous patient as the last one before I left for home today. Awesome!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Organ donation


in the name of Allah the Most Gracious the Most Merciful

The plan was to write something else but due to unavoidable circumstances, it has to be postponed.

Hence, I would like to share this article.

Israel : “Kami ambil organ mayat Palestin”.

Selasa, 22/12/2009 – Israel mengakui pada hujung minggu lalu bahawa para patologinya mengambil organ mayat rakyat Palestin dan lain-lain tanpa meminta kebenaran keluarga masing-masing. Amalan tersebut dikatakan dilakukan sehingga tahun 1990-an.

Pengakuan tersebut dibuat oleh bekas ketua institut forensik Israel berikutan pendedahan panas oleh sebuah akhbar Sweden yang menyatakan bahawa pihak Israel membunuh rakyat Palestin dengan tujuan untuk mencuri organ mereka. Israel menafikan laporan akhbar itu dan menggelarnya anti-semitik.

Pengakuan yang dibuat dalam satu dokumentari televisyen dilihat bakal mengundang kemarahan masyarakat Arab dan umat Islam di seluruh dunia. Ia juga mengesahkan sikap zalim Israel terhadap rakyat Palestin. Televisyen Iran yang turut melaporkan isu itu menayangkan gambar rakyat Palestin yang telah meninggal dunia dan cedera teruk.

Brothers, sisters, the Zionists are still on killing spree. The boycott, the ball is in your court if you would like to keep it rolling. I am doing my part, I choose to support the economy of Muslims, rather than doing the opposite way.

It is up to you.

As long as your choice is not to continue donating bullets to the Israelis, alright?

till next time,

Monday, December 21, 2009

Panggilan Illahi


in the name of Allah the Most Gracious the Most Merciful


That is precisely how I feel at the moment. Sisters and my parents are leaving for Mekah for Umrah tonight. Long have they planned this, and I was part of it. Sadly, working as a junior doctor won't permit me a long holiday.

As you get older, your love towards your family goes deeper, very rightly proportionate to time. I gave my mother a call, and finished with "insyaAllah jumpa lagi tahun depan'.

I am appropriately emotional now. I will miss them.

Selamat beribadat.

Selamat pergi dan pulang.

Semoga amalan diterima kesemuanya.

Yang Ikhlas,
Azri Fikry

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Bintang(Di Syurga)


in the name of Allah the Most Gracious the Most Merciful

Mr Big Shot. Location : Hospital Kulim

It is no rocket science to tell that Kulim is a district hospital. Kulim is still the old Kulim to the eyes of many, although the name has been changed to Kulim High Technology Park recent years ago. All the big shots set up their factories here, and the old folks will tell you Kulim 5 years ago was absolutely different in comparison to now.

Though there has been many talks that Kulim Hospital is to undergo upgrading, the talk so far has largely remained only a talk. Some improvements are evident, but for Kulim to cover a population of 200k size, they need more than what we posses here.

Anyway, my point is, Kulim in general is divided into industrial and plantation areas. As I was walking home from surau, my gaze was suddenly glued to the above sky. On the right side, it was full of stars. On the left, mainly at where the factories are located, the sky was nothing more than a plain black carpet. Even Switchfoot's Stars is better!

The view was breathtaking. It was so beautiful. I wanted to sit down on the curb at the roadside, and do nothing but stare, stare and stare at the sky.

Tapi nanti orang kata gila plak.......

We do nothing to save the world, but when the iceberg is melting down(already has!), we start to worry.

Talking is cheap eh?

till next time,

p/s: story of the day,

Mr Big Shot: makcik, burger ni baru masak ke?

Makcik Burger: Ya

Mr Big Shot: (dalam hati- pas amek burger tu) x panas pun..... =(

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Paradigm Shift


in the name of Allah the Most Gracious the Most Merciful

I reached home 5 minutes ago, from the surau. It still amazes me to see people nodding heads to the left and right for tahlil. The speed and intensity were on the increasing rate as they reached towards the end of tahlil.

Doesn't it make you wonder whether it's ibadah or another traditional custom?

Ibadah berdasarkan dalil yang sahih/benar(Part 1/11)

As 1 of the top scholars put it, we are so concerned with originality of Levi's, but we care so little of our daily obligations'? For instance, tahlil and yassin on Friday night.

It's been emphasised many times that it is not this custom above that frustrates me. It's the same for many thinkers I suppose. There is no delight in seeing blindly followers, where you move to wherever the wind blows you.

It is sufficient to spark a new way of thinking by saying

-tiada bacaan yasin dan tahlil malam jumaat
-baca doa awal tahun
- tidak wajib membaca qunut,
- tiada tahlil untuk orang mati
- kebanyakan ini adalah adat orang melayu/arab/nusantara/afrika sahaja

Let us take these matters intellectually. Prove to me these were part of Rasulullah's practices. Prove its source. Show me the genuine evidences.

Islam starts very well indeed with the submission to Allah. Next what follows is to obey orders from Allah through His messenger. Don't make 'kembali kepada Quran dan Sunnah' as simply another rethoric

We rely too much on the veterans of our generation. Once they go away, who's the one to lead us on religious matters?

Let's get up to speed and march forward. This malaise has brought to the downfall on Palestine, and the majority of Muslim-majority countries.

Israel grows vegetables on Palestinian soil and uses as workes. How humuliating more could it be?

Step up and get up to speed. I hate being left behind.

Mari membaca!

till next time,

Thursday, December 17, 2009

1 gazillion!


in the name of Allah the Most Gracious the Most Merciful

This person without any doubt is the richest man in the world!


will update very soon. I've got too many things to think about at the moment. The ultra-packed schedule is not helping at all. A colleague is leaving on a 6-day break next week, which leaves us with only 3 house officers to run the show at A&E. Shoot!

Should I find a gap between the shifts, is anyone out there interested in Storm Warriors? Ring me.

Even better! Dah potong?

till next time,
p/s congrats the national football team for making us proud. Let's keep the momentum going!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Mencetus pemikiran@300th


in the name of Allah the Most Gracious the Most Merciful

I was at home during the weekend. I tried using my P1 Wimax in Sg Buloh, but the outcome was not favourable. Hence the lack of updates. Sorry. I get restless just like to the many of you when I do not blog. hehe...not funny eh?

Really it was a rare occasion that I finally got the chance to meet my friends from Auckland. The last time was errrr, last year? Some of that have graduated, and some passed with extraordinary results. Congratulations to Syed Muhammad, who managed to obtain an A. Fantastic, to have an A in one of top 50 medical schools in the world!

Congrats to Dell and Helmy on your wedding!

I miss my time in Auckland. Auckland has taught me a lot of things. 1 of many was how to deal with things with evidence based. Regardless of the discipline, everything has got to have its reasons for its existence.

For example, financially it's a ridiculously big loss to treat URTI with antibiotics. Why, the number needed to treat(NNT) is too big to cure 1 case of URTI.

Same goes in dealing with religous matters. I learned that we are not obliged to 'amin' every supplication, post prayer especially. Qunut is never compulsory, and why reciting Yasin on friday night is just another Malay traditional custom. Not surprised eh?

It is not my intention to spark a debate or anything. It is important to note that everything has its reason why we do this and that. To the majority, following Quran and Sunnah is perhaps merely a saying. Literally they know what it means, but their mentality is shallow.

Same goes in the field of politics. To UMNO fans, UMNO is right and PAS is wrong. Vice versa to PAS supporters. There are 2 sides of each coin, and remember to judge both before making your decision.

The younger generation of Malaysians need to wake up.

till next time,

p/s this is my 300th entry. 40k visitors for 300 entries, not bad I suppose!

Tuesday, December 08, 2009



in the name of Allah the Most Gracious the Most Merciful

After 26 years of my life, I now know that Doraemon does exist. This time, I don't know how, I don't know why, but he had turned me into a midget.

Akak, that fella in orange shirt is known not to be taller than me. What wrong have I done that Doraemon turned me 20 years younger?

Why, why, why? less than 40 minutes I will be in Emergency Department. Teach me how do I face the public, please?

till next time,

lame entry eh?

Quote of the Day - When prodded for a reaction, Mahathir fired: "He said I am a racist, don't ever say he is not because he knows everything very well. He(Nazri Aziz) belongs to a party which is racist... which is Umno."

Monday, December 07, 2009

Sakit Angin


in the name of Allah the Most Gracious the Most Merciful

Syira's latest entry is funny. Her page is linked to mine, so have a read by clicking at her name.

It's ironic, and it is never my intention to highlight the inferiority of our Malay language. After working for 9 months in Kulim district, many, including the locally trained doctors find it hard to translate some of the traditional words into conventional English.

Sakit angin, sakit urat and sakit nyot-nyot are few of the heaps of subjective words. Sakit nyot-nyot lak tu?!

We always try our best to put ourselves in their contexts, but we have failed miserably sometimes.

Whatever their meaning is, we give our best shots to help this beloved Kulim community. It's difficult to compare between government and private hospitals. Of course you would get more in private, simply because you pay more. In A&E Departments, you cannot be expecting luxurious service if you pay only RM1.

In a way, the government has helped a lot in health related fields. For this, I take my hat off for them. Of course, highlighting the good issues won't sell the newspapers and magazines.

Even a slight delay in giving Paracetamol can make headlines today, I suppose!

Ridiculous, is it not?

Having said all of the above, I reiterate it again, I love my job!

till next time,

Sunday, December 06, 2009

Ahmad Mugabe,Kasim Mendela


in the name of Allah the Most Gracious the Most Merciful

Not 1 week ago, there was 1 cute Malay baby boy who turned at A&E for a medical problem. His name was Ian(bukan nama sebenar).

Never in my life have I seen a Malaysian with names like Mugabe, Drogba, Sissoko and Mendela. What makes us similar to the Africans?

Malaysia, together with many other countries, are less fortunate compared to the Westerners. To us, whatever they do, they look cool.

We want to emulate them. We have the intention to do it.

Many of us look down at ourselves. We are still 2000km behind the US and UK in many disciplines. It's hard to compete after their divide and rule succeeded. They excelled too in the Iraq war, when the biggest library in Iraq was made one of main early targets.

It seems like the US to us are a still great race. We can't compete in the fields needed, so we tend to copy them in many other ways that we can think of. Mainly in the irrelevant ways, I suppose.

One example, English names appear illogically cool. Smoking appeals to the even educated ones, let alone the less educated ones.

Nobody is adapting to the cultures of African countries. Nobody dances around the fire, nobody names their son Khalid Mendela. Or Siti Arroyo. Or Faizal Chavez.

These are the fields that African Americans do well.

So are we, right? Sometimes I name myself Aquilani, Torres, Ballack. I never tried Kiatisuk Samoang, Noh Alam Shah, Bambang Pamungkas or Khalid Jamlus.

We need to pick ourselves up. Once Melaka, under the rule of Malays ruled the world. Madinah conquered 1/3rd of the world. The impact can still be seen. Christian Arabs name their kids Ibrahim and Yusof.

Sigh. Perangai bangsa yang kurang maju............

till next time,

Quote of the Day -

“MCA, which is Umno’s right crutch, is in chaos. So is MIC, who is Umno’s left crutch. So they have nothing to do but make accusations against me.

“They are like a grandfather with a crying grandchild. To stop the child from crying, they will say ‘Bird! Bird! Bird! Nik Aziz! Nik Aziz! Nik Aziz!’ They think we are stupid like them,” Nik Aziz said.

Bravo Nik Aziz.

Saturday, December 05, 2009

Standing In the Eyes of the World


in the name of Allah the Most Gracious the Most Merciful

I am looking forward for January to come. This January should bring out some cheers, as Teresa has promised to deliver her promise. I will drive my 1st car of my life, but this comes together with some degree of betrayal.

I succumbed to the pressure. I have promised to many that Proton will be my 1st car. Long have I yearned to drive a car, made by Malaysians for Malaysians. To the followers of this blog, they know my stand that I would rather spend my money to flex the economy of Muslim rather than boycotting Israel products, with the hope to weaken the foes.

Therefore, I use a Zaiton toothpaste rather Colgate. Ramli Burger rather McDonalds. Petronas rather than Shell.

I thing I regret is I turned my back on things that I preach, in the last few months. I spent a few bucks at Starbucks and McDonalds. I sold myself in my attempt to please a human being. I truly regret that.

1 day, in a not so distant future, I hope to have a Proton key in my pocket. I want Malaysians, regardless of race and religion, to be on the front row in many leading fields. Including this Malaysian football wonderkid,

fantastic talent!

For me, it is never my style to see I win with a weakened opponent. Some people think differently, and it is subjective.

till next time,

Friday, December 04, 2009



in the name of Allah the Most Gracious the Most Merciful

I went to Dinas with one intention today, to have a very full dinner so that I would be able to last the call tonight. I came back with super sleepy feeling, and I ended waking up feeling feverish. In less than 50 minutes, I will be at A&E again. Gile tak looking forward langsung kali ni.

I have nothing much to share today.

Kesian lihat Musa terduduk melihat kehebatan aku!

Enjoy the latest pic of Alberto Aquilani. We all hope Rafa will unleash him this weekend.

till next time,

Man City-Chelsea weekend ni.Gile best! Congrats to those who are getting married this month.

Thursday, December 03, 2009



in the name of Allah the Most Gracious the Most Merciful

Lately in the past few days, there is one word that keeps on repeating on my mind again and again.


in simple, it means a fortunate accident. Google out the word and you'll find a better interpretation of the word.

This should serve as a motivation to me, to accept that not every bad thing that happens will mean I am doomed. A serendipity, perhaps?

I need some rest. So many patients today that I did not realise it was already 10pm.

till next time,

Wednesday, December 02, 2009



in the name of Allah the Most Gracious the Most Merciful

I meant to blog about something else yesterday, but I completely forgot about it. So here it goes..

Just like any other days, I left for work at 7.50 a.m. yesterday. I saw a few non-emergency cases at the beginning, and suddenly a young lady came in with suspected Pulmonary Embolism. As usual, ABG is one of the first many things you perform. Funny thing is, being in district hospital, it so happened yesterday that 2 out of 3 ABG machines were out of order. So there was only 1 left in I'm-not-going-to-mention-which-ward.

To add salt to the wound, there was no doctor in the ward because everyone was attending a teaching session. I gave them a call, asking them to lend a junior doctor to help me with the ABG. They were going to say yes, only to be stopped by their seniors who persistently insisted them to stay for the session. Reason given was it's an academic session so nobody has the right to stop them.

My goodness, the patient was fighthing for her breath!

I was disappointed with the answer given. If their sister was suffering the same, I would probably not entertain their request if I was in a teaching session. I suppose it's fair, is it not?

The only positive note to be noted was few doctors returned immediately to the ward right after the session finished.

If only everyone realises that man made rules should be flexible.

Alhamdulillah, the patient's condition turned out not as serious as many had tought.

I suppose we ought to remember that we are not always lucky. Lady luck can turn her back on anyone anytime anywhere.

I'm off,

till next time,
p/s: kisah di atas tiada kaitan dengan sesiapa yang hidup atau telah mati.

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Goreng Pisang/Pisang Goreng


in the name of Allah the Most Gracious the Most Merciful

I realise that some people are less fortunate than the others. Put it this way, aren't we so often being ungrateful to know that many times we ride on luck to earn things we don't actually deserve?

I was having my lunch at Dinas tonight. What made TV3 cover this news is beyond my knowledge. This time they reported that the son of our legendary P. Ramlee is working his socks off as a cleaner to earn some money. He replies back with 'this is halal'.

I suppose he never imagined before that he would end up this way. Especially, having a father who rose to the lifestyle of rich and famous.

I pity him. I look at myself, I have earned relatively better that some people can only imagine. Yet, I thank Allah very little. To make it worse, we constantly add bad deeds added to our accounts.

Nobody wants to lead a poor quality life. Life is more laid back here in NZ, as that English lady once said to me.

One thing we are lacking here is effort. We lack knowledge also. We seem to be adapting well to bad Western cultures, when it is the good ones that we need the most, in order for us to progress and stand tall. We succeed in fields we should not have. Clubbing, smoking, drugs, you name it, we are there.


I am on call today. I am covering A&E tonight, and expecting a lot of trauma cases, since the rain was pretty heavy in the evening. If we are on call, we are given a break of 7 hours in the middle. So I went out to get some goreng pisang(ke pisang goreng?). I honestly don't know what me made think of this,but for how long this is pakcik is going to do this? Goreng Pisang for the rest of his life?

I think the day when our mindset needs to change should come earlier. We can't afford to wait for things to change, and we should instead be the ones to initiate the change.

1 day, personally, I want to see the Muslims, and the Malays here in Malaysia to be able to stand stall without the help of Malay's Special Rights.

I also personally think that I need to get rid of my laziness before I start preaching.

I'm off to work.

till next time,