Friday, December 24, 2010

Yucks!

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in the name of Allah the Most Gracious the Most Merciful

Yucky isn't it when PR-led Selangor government implemented a ban on 1 Malaysia ads on billboards. Absolutely disgusting.

It came after so many years of trashing BN all the time, from top to bottom. Now they are doing it themselves?

It is definitely not a smart move my dear leaders.

With the invention of new upcoming social network apps, for instance Tweeter, it is becomingly more evident that instability can be seen in both parties.

The question now is, are we choosing the better of between 2 worse options?

No wonder the Third Force has emerged from its nutshell.

PR needs seriously a major overhaul. PAS is the best of this 3, always able to keep it quiet, but a steady strong attacking force. DAP is not bad, but PKR......seems to be on lost direction, aren't they?

Thinking about it again, is there any possibility that UMNO controlled media are succeeding?

In my humble opinion, PR needs to work harder. Seriously, because we need better leaders.

Politics aside, I have never been more impressed with our local film industry. In specific, this movie, loooooooooooooooooooooks awesome!



Gotta see it!

till next time,
assalamualaikum

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

The Challenge

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in the name of Allah the Most Gracious the Most Merciful

Life is rather stressful nowadays. As expected, the more senior you become, the higher the expectation is placed on you. You are sort of, a role model for the juniors.

Hence, when corrected by your seniors, you tend to vent your anger unnecessarily. You will react, as if you are perfect and mistakes are something not part of you.

This is reality for me. I am the senior most at my level. I know there is always room for improvement.

Sand surfing - climbing steep sand mountain

I should not rest on my laurels now. Much obstacles ahead I need to overcome in realising my ambition to be a better man, if not the best.

till my next time,
assalamualaikum

Friday, December 17, 2010

The Malays

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in the name of Allah the Most Gracious the Most Merciful

I think it has to be re-made public that political awareness among the Malays in this country isn't that good.

Statistically proven in GE 2008 that the percentage of Malay voters turning out to cast their votes is lower than the Chinese.

Surprisingly, the Malays have the highest number of MPs in the Parliament.

Moving into modern society, this awareness that politics is an important aspect of our lives is undeniably important. I'm pretty sure politics exist everywhere, from your home to your office.

Some say politics is dirty, hence the ignorance. I beg to differ. Politics consisted of men and systems, and it's the former that gives b to the latter.

It is not about being fanatic to your label of preference, but one has to understand that 1 vote is important in shaping the future of our country.

To translate this into simple words, the Malays and all Malaysians should first and foremost, register themselves with Election Commissions. Make your voices heard.

Fence sitters are for those with no knowledge, no principals and low intergrity. Whoever your choice is, it is important. Never it is as important as casting your votes, really.

I have registered with EC a few months ago. Have you?

till next time,
assalamualaikum

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Gym

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in the name of Allah the Most Gracious the Most Merciful

They say I have put on some weight.

To rectify that, I decided to become an active gym member.

Today marks the beginning of the 3rd week since the registration. The last time I stepped in to the gym was last week, before my sister's wedding.

Goodness me, I felt like I was back to square one. No stamina. Lacked motivation.

Imagine if I had missed for a month!!

InsyaAllah, I'll double the efforts tomorrow.

till next time,
assalamualaikum

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Lethargic

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in the name of Allah the Most Gracious the Most Merciful

It was a rather strange night, last night. I arrived safely at destination at 7 pm. More or less 4 hours did I take from KL to Kulim.

The night before I had barely 6 hours of sleep.

Being obviously tired last night, I switched off everything from my comp to my Blackberry at 11 am. I tried, somehow my constant turn to right and left did not help either.

I finally managed to get a couple of hours eventually. How exactly is still a question. If there is somebody I really have to thank for is none other than Allah.

He kept me occupied the whole day. I was going to take a nap in the afternoon. Barely 5 minutes, I was asked to be at another ward.

Only Allah knows how tired I am at the moment.

At times, whenever I go through this period, I wish home was a few steps away. I can't deny, I yearn to return to KL.


KL is home.

Home.

Home.

Home.

till next time,
assalamualaikum

p/s check this out. A brand new iPhone 5!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Maturity

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in the name of Allah the Most Gracious the Most Merciful

I am truly grateful to Allah for being given the chance to spend a wonderful time with family last weekend.

I find it hard to believe that she is married. She is 24, mature enough to be a wife. To my eyes, she is still my younger sister. =)

I suppose it could be a hint that nobody is getting any younger. I will turn 28 at the end of next year. Not being able to step up to a higher level is boring, if you know what I mean. Stagnant sucks.

During this wedding, I got the chance to snap a photo with this gentleman, who makes headline more often than not, lately.


I respect for whatever he is fighting for. Having said that, that does not mean I agree with his ideas. Never.

till next time,
assalamualaikum

Thursday, December 09, 2010

My 1 Malaysia

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in the name of Allah the Most Gracious the Most Merciful

Lately, lots have been said on Ketuanan Melayu or Malay Supremacy.

To be honest, I don't feel it is necessary.


In my humble opinion, this thing has to go one day. Together with Chinese and Tamil schools. It doesn't have to be implemented abruptly. A target must be set that for instance, in 30 years from now, everyone will be on the same terms, regardless of their skin colour.


A race of Malaysian will then be the only identity for all us.

That is how I define a successful 1 Malaysia.

till next time,
assalamualaikum

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Blogging/Tweeting

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In the name of Allah the Most Gracious the Most Merciful

Nowadays, with the widespread use of Twitter and Facebook, the power of blogging seems to be waning away. I do tweet, but the nature of my job prohibits me from becoming the next 'Aisehman' or 'Anwar Ibrahim'.

How to tweet when lots of patients need to your attention?

I am not that significant in the tweet world, but sometimes it gives you a good feeling that somebody like Nik Nazmi is following me on Twitter.

Blogging is still my cup of tea. Here I get to express my thoughts freely.

Lately, I have received a lot of wedding invitations. I feel great for them. Do I envy them? Yeah, to some extent.

Nothing to do with masculinity, I personally think the affinity between male and female runs in our bloods. Hence, the relationship and marriage.

My turn will come, InsyaAllah.

When it does, your addresses will be needed.

till next time,
assalamualaikum

Sunday, December 05, 2010

Inception

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In the name of Allah the Most Gracious the Most Merciful

Inception is a really complicated movie yet very difficult to fathom the storyline.

A dream within a dream, which is a dream in the first place.

I should be studying right now. Dreams can come later. lol!

till next time
assalamualaikum

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Patriotik Gile!!!

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in the name of Allah the Most Gracious the Most Merciful

I really do not know how did I come across Paul Tan's blog today.

You know one of the reasons that I am really looking forward in returning home next weekend is Kuala Lumpur International Motor Show. It will be the first of many I hope.

I can't be more impressed when I saw this.

TUAH

JEBAT

LEKIR

Be it a facelift, minimal upgrade or whatever term you might want to use, I personally think it is a fantastic achievement. Really impressive, don't you think?

Anyone interested in buying my Civic? Seriously.

till next time,
assalamualaikum

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Bad Apples

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in the name of Allah the Most Gracious the Most Merciful

I never expected my last article able to attract so many. Previously my page average 100 readers per day, but it has reduced over the past 2 years, since I started my job.

From the bottom of my heart, I extend my apologies to whomever it may concern. Blame the bad apples, they have given you and me a bad name.

The damage done by some lazy house officers has been done, and to turn the table, we started to find faults from the opposite party. As a consequence, the good name of many medical officers have been tarnished.

Nobody really wants this I suppose.

I wonder, when I finally get to step up to medical officer level, how would my life actually be? Will I ever be like those I mentioned before?

Time will tell.

1 more month before 2011 begins.

till next time,
assalamualaikum

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Loser

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in the name of Allah the Most Gracious the Most Merciful

One issue that made the headline on The Star recently was "Houseman Glut". 2 more articles today

1. Housemen today are pampered
CONGRATULATIONS on your expose on the houseman sham. I think it is high time this issue be brought to the attention of the authorities concerned.

2. Check the slide before it goes out of control
I REFER to the report “Houseman glut” (The Star, Nov 27) about too many new doctors and too few hospitals to train them, and that these housemen even have time for a movie during work.

Perfect, huh?

Why are we getting the blame all the time?

The hierarchy goes from Medical Students-House Officers-Medical Officers-Specialist.

I am a house officer, of course.

When I started the job, there were only 4 of us in that busy medical ward. One day, we had more than 15 discharge summaries to be done, let alone mountains of other jobs, and my senior MO was sitting next to us reading Harian Metro. Better still, he was laughing looking at gossips and rumours.

On normal days, they can hardly be seen in the wards.

When these MOs are not on rosters for on call, they go home in the afternoon.

Once, a referral had to be made to a Chest Physician. It was 4.30 pm and the file was placed nicely and neatly right in front of our eyes. This referral was yet to be made, therefore I thought, let me just pick up the phone and make the call. This specialist nicely reminded me that this is not my job.

The next day, I was scolded by my respective specialist for making the call. Heck, I was scolded for doing the right thing. This group of so called medical officers was not given a word as a warning at all.

Believe me, I have just deleted what I wrote below 5 minutes earlier. I decided to cool it down first.

Don't ever trigger this bomb to explode please.

till next time,
assalamualaikum

Monday, November 29, 2010

Intense

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in the name of Allah the Most Gracious the Most Merciful

In less than 2 weeks, my younger sister is getting married. Yes, another younger sister.

Knowing the custom very well, I know I will be bombarded with this question heavily on her wedding day.

I keep on thinking, how would I answer this question? Certainly, I do not plan to settle down till I complete my housemanship.

The question on who my future partner is, I guess it is not a secret anymore.

I rarely crack under pressure, but I hate this unwanted feeling that people are meddling with your personal issues all the time.

Regardless of what my thoughts are, I hope I will get to see a couple of old friends during the wedding.

tell me what you see. Subhanallah.

till next time,
assalamualaikum

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

for the thinkers

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in the name of Allah the Most Gracious the Most Merciful

I know it has been ages since my last entry..

It has not been easy for me either. Towards the end of my paediatrics posting, I had to survive frequent on calls in a short space of time. Then next came the Orthopaedics posting with only 1 day off in between.

I have completed my tagging period in Ortho, and therefore a new life has begun. It is imperative for everyone to know that this is the last hurdle before I jump to the next step of my career.

It has been a long journey. It is true what my seniors had told me. If you think medical student days are tough, life as a real doctor is even worse.


Learning is a lifelong process. You never stop, whether intentionally or not.

By learning, we learn not to repeat the previous mistakes. We learn how to be wise. Be determined.

How much have we matured in our 20-ish years of life?

It would be good really if (y)our today is better than yesterday. That is not the case for the majority, am I right?

In some, we have gone from bad to worse.

A friend had quoted this 'tak senang nak jadi senang, tak susah nak jadi susah'. Easier said than done you say? Zoom in on the quote again.

I wish to become a better person in the future.

On another subject, Kulim has slowly progressed and managed to live up to the expectation of the name Kulim Hi Tech. Now they have McDonalds here.

I wonder, how many are still sticking to 'Kempen Boikot Israel'? I bet the many of you can't even remember when was the last time we ever spoke of this issue? I can't be more right now, can I?

mine, my own - Frodo's accent

For me, it's always about uplifting the economy and knowledge of the Muslims. Sorry to go against the flow, but I have always thought this Boikot Israel is not a smart strategy.

till next time,
assalamualaikum

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

A breather

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in the name of Allah the Most Gracious the Most Merciful

It's a rare occasion that I get to spend some free time specifically for me.

Thanks to whoever that made this change to the roster. It's a breather.

At the moment, life is going well for me. Deepavali is around the corner, therefore it's my turn to cover for these people. They did their part during raya, and to uplift the spirit of 1 Malaysia, I am now willing to do my part now.

In less than a week after that, Raya Haji will come.

I hope I'll be able to come back home.

Somehow, I miss my family terribly. I miss the feeling that you 'feel at home'.

I have only 2 more on calls in Paediatrics. God willing, I will still be in Kulim next year. Fingers crossed on my MO posting. I hope it's a medical based.

till next time,
assalamualaikum

Monday, November 01, 2010

Freedom

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in the name of Allah the Most Gracious the Most Merciful

Tomorrow marks the 4th consecutive EOD call for me.

It finishes on Nov 9th.

Whatever subsequently happens after that, it shall be called freedom.

4 more months to go.

till next time,
assalamualaikum

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Tok Batin pn dapat...

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in the name of Allah the Most Gracious the Most Merciful

I survived another night with 2 hours of sleep. My goodness, there was no stop in admissions.

I feel burnt out.

I have approximately 3 more weeks in Paediatrics department. Several departments have been wooing me into joining their respective department.

1 specialist even mentioned 'I hope he's joining paeds'. At times, it feels good to be wanted, but the responsibility that I need to shoulder should I decide to join your team is too huge to bear.

I had only 2 hours of sleep last night.



With the amount of work that we, the malaysian doctors in government hospital have put in, we definitely deserve a bonus.

Tok Batin gets an increment of RM 800, for what? Taxes for ladies' stuff are waived. Worst is, RM 5 billion for a 100 storey building?

They have gone too far.

Honestly, you UMNO supporters especially, learn how to read more.

till next time,
assalamualaikum

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Cakap yang senang...

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in the name of Allah the Most Gracious the Most Merciful

They say, once you have graduated from medical school, you now possess the license to kill. How far the truth is, it is subjective.

cakap senang la kan..hehe

One thing for sure, we the doctors, like to enforce patients to take the prescribed medications. If they don't, they will be scolded, no second chance (doesn't happen to the majority though).

Having said that, the doctors can be a patient as well. Not only we are lazy to complete a 3 day course of antibiotics, we are more afraid to be pricked!

I am doing injustice to my body by taking Panadol on PRN

I complain a lot, I suppose. So do you, aye?

till next time,
assalamualaikum

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Coated ABC

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in the name of Allah the Most Gracious the Most Merciful

Let's talk about good food this time.

We dropped by at our grandma's place at Skudai, for a night before we headed to Singapore.

You should try this. The location's right next to Larkin Stadium I reckon.


In case if you're wondering, it's ABC(air batu campur) coated with chocolate. Delicious, I guarantee!

till next time,
assalamualaikum

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

NNT

assalamualaikum

in the name of Allah the Most Gracious the Most Merciful

I feel very week, and was asked to start antibiotics by my boss. How inappropriate, but being a human, I need to get up to speed as soon as possible.

Academically speaking, this practice is not correct. Thousands of ringgit are spent in order to cure 1 upper respiratory tract infection with bacterial origin. The number needed to treat is so huge that if one knows how to utilise it well, the government will surely be able to add millions to their financial disposal.

I will write again.

Wish me well, will you?

till next time,
assalamualaikum

Saturday, October 09, 2010

Just another week

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in the name of Allah the Most Gracious the Most Merciful

Believe me, a week has gone past extremely fast for me. Last weekend I was in Singapore, and a brand new week is about to kick off in less than 26 hours.

Unlike others, this year itself has moved as constant slow as ever. Many of you will go 'October already?'. Time does fly, but fly does not mean fast.

I am now into the third month of my internship. Everything is 2 years and it will finish hopefully in March 2010.

The future looks a bit bright, at this stage. 4 out of 5 departments that I have completed have offered me a place as a Medical Officer. Academically I am not that good, perhaps it is my communication skills that have made me shine.

Here are some pics from my sister's camera, from the trip to Universal Studios Singapore.

pic 1

pic 2 - yes, very mature. ;p

pic 3 - makan budak......

pic 4 - far far away

pic 5 - roller coaster in the dark, truly an amazing experience

pic 6 - being me..

pic 7 - it says no commercial traffic. Well understood!

pic 8 - cowboy

pic 9 - Staying Alive!

pic 10 - needs no explanation. yeah yeah, i'm cool.

Enjoy those, okay? A couple more are coming in the near future.

till next time,
assalamualaikum

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Erti Ketenangan

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in the name of Allah the Most Gracious the Most Merciful

I am at Singapore currently. It's a brief get together with the family before Intan departs in mid October.

I found this video - Mencari Ketenangan. Dr Asri mainly talks on the various definitions and how fair Allah is in his distribution of happiness.



MasyaAllah. How true that money is not everything.

Learning is a lifelong process. So, don't stop!

till next time,
assalamualaikum

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Precious Moment.

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in the name of Allah the Most Gracious the Most Merciful

It was a hell of a night last night. It started pretty slowly. Everything was ideal till the clock turned 10 pm.

A 5 year old boy was admitted with the diagnosis of poor oral intake ? cause. The moment I saw him, not responsive to my call, I knew something is not right.

Long story short, he developed a convulsion shortly afterward.

Kulim, bearing the name of Hi Tech Park, does not have Paediactrics Intensive Care Unit. We had to support his breathing manually, and we had to keep that going from Kulim to Alor Star Hospital. The whole thing took 5 hours, and the constant pumping of adrenaline finally took its toll this morning.

It was very unusual for me to ask boss for a couple of hours off. I had too. I was not steady on my feet. We reached Kulim at 6 am. Again, from 10 pm till 6 am

Putting this aside, I felt happy that we managed to keep the boy alive. Though the mother was in tears, the effort that we put in was extraordinary.

I pray to Allah for his speedy recovery.

Sometimes, you don't need a thank you to keep you happy. Am I right?

till next time,
assalamualaikum

p/sYou don't know what you've got till it's gone..................

Monday, September 27, 2010

Mondrian!

assalamualaikum

in the name of Allah the Most Gracious the Most Merciful

As impressive as the IPhone boasts, I have never wanted it to be honest.

I'm a techy.

I get aroused looking at the preview of Windows Phone 7 for HTC Mondrian. Yes, at Malaysia, we are still talking Iphone and HTC Desire.



It's not wrong now to be aroused, is it?

till next time,
assalamualaikum

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Needles and Life

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in the name of Allah the Most Gracious the Most Merciful

It's nothing more than just a photo, taken a couple of days ago. Needles, you say?

Look closely, this photo represents a significant segment of a progressive individual.

Sometimes it takes more than 1 shot before you get to conquer the summit. It does, doesn't it?

I've shared with you this before I think. A speech 'From Needles to Missiles' by Yusof Qardhawi.



That is why I never give 100% support to 'Boikot Israel'. It is not about weakening your enemy, my dear friends. It is about strengthening ourselves.

The best way to achieve victory is by combining both.

Right?

till next time,
assalamualaikum

Worked Up!

assalamualaikum

in the name of Allah the Most Gracious the Most Merciful

It is 1 am at the moment and I am still fresh. It feels weird though, because I had only 5 hours of sleep during my on call, and yet I still can't fall asleep.

I forced myself to watch that City-Chelsea game. I proceeded to Liverpool-Sunderland next. Perhaps I got too worked up with the result that I am blogging at this point of time.

It's been ages since I last felt the joy of watching Liverpool games. It just feels not right now, where everything goes wrong and nothing goes right.

Patience is the key. Regroup and stick together through thick and thin. I believe if we keep on working hard, we will strive.

Funny enough I feel like cleaning my room now. Horribly messy I tell you. Looking at the clock, is this the right moment to do this?

Or should I just go back to bed.

I don't know. Time will tell.

till next time,
assalamualaikum

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Homesick

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in the name of Allah the Most Gracious the Most Merciful

As my father has tweeted, there is currently a gradual exodus of family members taking place at home. Syasya left for India a couple of days ago, followed by Ana.

Soon, Intan to proceed to her 2nd year of Medicine course in Egypt. Alwani to get married soon in December and Aimi will be back at Canada after the former's wedding.

So what is next for me?

The motivation to be back home has never waned.

Only that, the chance for all of us to be together again will be the earliest July 2011. InsyaAllah.

till next time,
assalamualaikum

Friday, September 17, 2010

Syawal 8th

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in the name of Allah the Most Gracious the Most Merciful

It's Syawal Day 8 now. I am back in Kulim already, 4 days ago.

I hope Raya has brought smiles to the many of you. I, despite the short holiday, really treasured the joy of getting together with the family. It goes without saying that the short long trip to Johor Bahru from Penang was tiring, but who cares?

The only sad part is I am not getting ang pau as much as my sisters' anymore. Funny isn't it, your mind is asking you to (please)be mature, but the childish part of you keeps on wanting this. This goes away, proportionately with time.

Honestly this is not the sad really. One of my sisters, Syasya is leaving for India. Intan will be back in Egypt in October. Irwan, my brother is suffering from jet lag in Canada. His wife is soon to follow in December. Alwani is getting married in December, and plans to be with her husband at Kota Damansara.

Yeah yeah, life goes on.

I suppose the next time we will be together under one roof again the earliest July 2011. God willing, of course.

Come January, only my parents will be at home, alone.

I will come home whenever I can, I promise.

I hope Allah will grant us more opportunities to meet again. We are thankful to Allah for blessing us with a fantastic family setup. I really can't ask for more.

For my sisters, good luck in your future undertaking. Study well, and always remember that your parents and family are behind you, supporting you always.

Your future is in your hands, nobody else can change that. Regardless of how many of your friends tell you that these exams are extremely difficult, remember that these exams are part and parcel of life. Nothing good comes easily.

I will write again in the future.

Till next time,
assalamualaikum

Monday, September 06, 2010

Ucapan Raya

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in the name of Allah the Most Gracious the Most Merciful

Alhamdulillah, hari ini kita dah masuk hari ke -27 berpuasa. Sejauh mana efektif puasa kita, semua pengetahuan tu hanya milik Yang Esa. Secara peribadi, kita sendiri boleh menilai sama ada puasa kita mampu mengatasi tahap lapar dan dahaga sahaja.

Di sini bukan medan untuk membuka pekong di dada sendiri mahupun orang lain. Kita sendiri yang menjadi kedua-dua pelajar dan pengkritik.

Apa-apa pun, saya di sini ingin mengucapkan Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri. Saya dengan ikhlas meminta maaf Zahir dan Batin(x yakin ada buat salah secara batin pun).hehe...


Kali ni kali ke-2 berturut-turut saya dapat beraya bersama keluarga. Best!

Alhamdulilllah tahun ni agak bermakna sebab semua ahli keluarga dapat bersama-sama setelah beberapa bulan/tahun. Mungkin rezeki kami semua lain=lain, sebab banyak yang bermaustatin di luar.

InsyaAllah saya akan berada di Johor Bahru untuk raya yang pertama. Raya kedua dan seterusnya, saya akan berada di Kuala Lumpur sampaila ke raya keempat.

Siapa2 yang mengenali saya, dijemput datang ke rumah. Nak jemput ajak saya beraya pn xpe. Nak ajak melepak pn xpe.

Raya keempat saya akan bertolak ke Kulim kembali untuk menyambung tugas berkhidmat untuk negara.

Okla, panjang lebar plak.

Sekali lagi, Selamat Hari Raya, maaf Zahir dan Batin!!

artikel bermakna untuk sambutan raya - Ziarah Kubur Dan Bersedih Pada Hari Raya?

till next time,
assalamualaikum

Friday, September 03, 2010

Flu

assalamualaikum

in the name of Allah the Most Gracious the Most Merciful

I'm not supposed to be here where I am now, home.

I am down with flu at the moment, and self nursing with nothing but rest. With a smile on my face, I am wondering about the differences between the lifestyle of ours and of course, the rest of the world.

What makes me smile, you might wonder.

When I was in New Zealand, occasionally I will fall sick with simple viral infection. Over there, they will not advise you to come to work. Why? There's a possibility you might infect/affect your colleagues with your symptoms.

Here, at times, people use this as a time to chill out at home. It is an excuse for you to be away from work. Not everybody does this, and not every Mat Saleh has good intention when they are down with fever, my point is the more you see the world,the more knowledge you will gain.

There is one University by the name of Auckland University of Technology. In their ads, this Prof always mentions 'the more you know, the more that you will know that you do not know'.

It's true, isn't it?

till next time,
assalamualaikum

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

21st

Assalamualaikum

in the name of Allah the Most Gracious the Most Merciful

We are in the last 10 days of Ramadhan.

I am unwell and it's not ideal. Tonight is the 21st night, and possibility is there for Lailatul Qadr.

I hope i'll be given the health to utilise the chances optimally.

I pray for the best of everyone too.

till next time,
assalamualaikum

p/s in the spirit of Merdeka, politics aside, I'd like to wish Happy Independence Day Malaysia. May Allah bless us all

Saturday, August 28, 2010

2nd Half

assalamualaikum

in the name of Allah the Most Gracious the Most Merciful

There are so many things that I'd really like to share but surely it will take ages for me to write and for you to read.

Therefore I'll write on the most relevant issue tonight.

The sermon on Friday reminded us that we have reached the second half of Ramadhan. The first half has gone, it is up to us to find the way to win the game, now that we are not far away from the end.

As for me, it was a 0-0 or a lose in the first 15 days. To win it, it needs a double of the amount of effort I have put in.

If it's a repeat of previous Ramadhan, well, I have nobody else but me to blame.

Ya Allah, grant me the strength to reap the benefit of your blessed Ramadhan.

till next time,
assalamaulaikum

The Muslims went on a war in Ramadhan, they survived and won it. Tiredness perhaps, is just another state of mind.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Sharing is Caring

assalamualaikum

in the name of Allah the Most Gracious the Most Merciful

1 of my colleagues met an accident a couple of days ago. Alhamdulillah, he is in good condition.

He can't remember much of the events due to the nature of the event. Of the few things he reminded us today was 'Baik korang belajar sementara peluang masih ada'.

This happens to everyone. Yet, the majority accept this as nothing more than a mere advice.

I realise time never goes backwards, so I hope this serves as a great reminder to me.

Sharing is caring, isn't it?

till next time,
assalamualaikum

Friday, August 20, 2010

Serene

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in the name of Allah the Most Gracious the Most Merciful

I am currently in Kuala Lumpur, having the best holiday possible in months. After a few months of hard work, I have finally managed to get 10 hours of sleep under my belt. It's a great feeling I tell you.

Now I have 3 more days to spend here. How do I spend it?

Hmm, tomorrow I'll be at home giving support to my sisters' Ramadhan Bazaar. So, nearby ladies, come and get your hands on on our products, ranging from tudung to kuih raya. We won't feel bad even if you decide not to buy anything. We get to meet each other right and that is something as well.

There's nothing to lose when 2 friends meet together.

Sunday, on the other hand, is the day for lepaking and nothing else but football at night. Sadly Liverpool plays on Tuesday night and that means I am going to miss it.

I'll be back in Kulim on Monday night.

till next time,
assalamualaikum

I'm looking forward to catching up with friends this weeked!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Balik kampung

assalamualaikum

in the name of Allah the Most Gracious the Most Merciful

I am in absolute state of no energy to throw out the thoughts in my head.

Off the top of my head, home sweet home is the only thing that keeps me going.

I was lucky to be able to see my parents yesterday, but how can anyone say 1/2 hour is better than nothing?

I'm out,

till next time,
assalamualaikum

p/s I'll be in Kl until Monday afternoon. Won't be available for lunch. Hehe..

Friday, August 13, 2010

Mind Provoking thoughts

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in the name of Allah the Most Gracious the Most Merciful

So how is everyone coping with Ramadhan so far? I hope things are going well for all of us.

This is the 2nd Ramadhan in Kulim. It is my 5th consecutive year celebrating it far away from home. Somehow the word 'celebrating' is not appropriate to the eyes of Malaysians.

The time has changed. When knowledge comes to you, or I suppose when you seek for the knowledge, you become a better person in telling what is the best for this or for that. Ramadhan is like a school, where you are trained to be a better person, if not the best. You celebrate when both when your son have started school and graduated successfully right?

Let us change the ancient way of thinking. Let us ask, why do we this and that. Have you ever asked yourself who started 'IMSAK' when there was no clock or watch existed during the time of Prophet Muhammad. Is this 'Imsak' originated from Quran/Hadith or invented by the Malays?

Start asking why, why and why.

Another example, who started the selawat for the 4 companions of Prophet, namely Abu Bakr, Umar, Uthman and Ali? Did Rasulullah recite this in between Tarawih? Again, is this practise originated from Quran/Hadith or something invented by the Malays.

Stop saying the Ulamas are doing this and that.

Ask them to give proofs that there is an authentic(sahih) source of this practise.

Anyway, enough of mind provoking questions.

I came across these beautiful verses.

71. Hai orang-orang yang beriman, bersiap siagalah kamu, dan majulah (ke medan pertempuran) berkelompok-kelompok, atau majulah bersama-sama!

72. Dan sesungguhnya di antara kamu ada orang yang sangat berlambat-lambat (ke medan pertempuran)[315]. Maka jika kamu ditimpa musibah ia berkata: "Sesungguhnya Tuhan telah menganugerahkan nikmat kepada saya karena saya tidak ikut berperang bersama mereka.

73. Dan sungguh jika kamu beroleh karunia (kemenangan) dari Allah, tentulah dia mengatakan seolah-oleh belum pernah ada hubungan kasih sayang antara kamu dengan dia: "Wahai kiranya saya ada bersama-sama mereka, tentu saya mendapat kemenangan yang besar (pula)."

74. Karena itu hendaklah orang-orang yang menukar kehidupan dunia dengan kehidupan akhirat[316] berperang di jalan Allah. Barangsiapa yang berperang di jalan Allah, lalu gugur atau memperoleh kemenangan maka kelak akan Kami berikan kepadanya pahala yang besar.

Absolutely beautiful, aren't they?

till next time,
assalamualaikum

p/s Long have I stopped reading Quran without translation. It's not for a mere reading anymore, is it?

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Memories of Auckland

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in the name of Allah the Most Gracious the Most Merciful

Somehow my memories reminded me of my 3 year stint in New Zealand. I'm talking about Ramadhan particularly.

It was different. The Arabs had their own way. So did the Malays.

The Malays will forever be Malays.


I still enjoyed my stay there.

=)

till next time,
assalamualaikum

Monday, August 09, 2010

Progress, None!!

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in the name of Allah the Most Gracious the Most Merciful

It does not surprise me anymore that Malaysians have started their raya preparations well before fasting month starts.

As you see, this is the same reason why Harian Metro remains one of the best selling newspapers now.

Malaysians do not enjoy being academic. They play down the beauty of Ramadhan, despite being yearly reminded of its values. To many, it's a month where we starve ourselves on solely food. Very mature I suppose.

The mosques are filled in in the first half of the holy month.

The religious authorities are ultra passive with Islam related issues in this country. Even more annoying, you are not allowed to criticise them. If they are sincere enough, many issues would have been wiped off ages ago.

They like to sit down on the luxurious seats and seem to think they have done a good job in giving lectures in between Isyak and Maghrib to a crowd of less than 20 usually.

Even in states like PAS-led Kedah and Kelantan, nobody even knows the names of their Mufti. Let alone what they have contributed to the development of Islam! Selangor pun sama kot...

We need a very charismatic leader to take us forward. We have had enough of these passive, ultra conservative authorities. Tomorrow we will still hear 'We must go back to the basics of Quran and Sunnah'.

Enough of rhetorics.

till next time,
assalamualaikum

Sunday, August 08, 2010

Suffering

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in the name of Allah the Most Gracious the Most Merciful

Is it me, or everyone else is also suffering from the rising cost of living?

I suppose this is how the BN Government is assisting the poor.

Seriously, previously an average meal for lunch would cost us RM 4. It's not like this anymore is it? I hate it that my wallet gets thin so quickly nowadays.

Minus your loans and bills, you are left with only a little chunk from your little salary. Imagine if the leftovers, a big portion goes to your dietary needs only. Terrible la...

Why can't the people enjoy the country's wealth? I mean, what benefit do you get in 'subsidy rationalisation'. Honestly, how much have you benefited from this recent event?

Any UMNO-pro supporters are welcomed to answer this question.

Whatever your answer is, come out and explain your reasons to the kampung folks here in Kulim.

Some things will never change, I think.

till next time,
assalamualaikum

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Delighted

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in the name of Allah the Most Gracious the Most Merciful

I'm on cloud 9. Fernando Torres has finally committed himself to Liverpool.



It has given us a new ray of hope.

I have this excited feeling that Ramadhan is approaching us fast. It's as if I've never been there before. I really hope this excitement will last for the whole 30 days.

Malaysia's hypermarkets have started raya sales well before Ramadhan starts.

It's an excellent development, isn't it? =p

Anyway, stop complaining and let's get the moral rebuilding mood started!

till next time,
assalamualaikum

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Time for Change

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in the name of Allah the Most Gracious the Most Merciful

360 medical officers in public service resign every year
She said the ministry was aware of the number of resignations and was doing its best to retain the officers through various initiatives, including increasing the number of medical, dentistry and pharmacy graduates in the public service.

"As a result, the number of medical graduates attached to the ministry is expected to increase to 3,793 this year compared to 3,702 last year.

This does say something, doesn't it?

The solution, as they say, is by increasing the number of graduates.

360 Medical Officers per year, which is equivalent to 1800 doctors in 5 years have gone to private. What a waste.

When you increase the number of the juniors, that means you need a lot of seniors to supervise them. Do they want a blind to lead another blind, again and again?

If you talk to us, the juniors, we seriously do not mind if our public hospital specialists' pay is raised. They deserve this very well. Their colleagues in private earn a triple or quadraple to what they earn in public. I would be tempted, and who would not?

Stop this rhetoric 'You are giving a service to the public, bla bla bla..'. It doesn't work anymore.

Many, including the Malays are rendering their service outside/overseas to the people that never paid a single cent for their(Malaysians) education.

I hope the government will do something. For us, we are still juniors so we are not asking much.

For the seniors, who are seeing hundreds and thousands of patients and being paid of merely RM5000, this is what I name ridiculously underpaid.

Specialists are more senior than senior doctors, and the gap between the pay is not that big.

The time has come for a change.

till next time,
assalamualaikum

Sunday, August 01, 2010

Values learned

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in the name of Allah the Most Gracious the Most Merciful

Lately, my interest in blogging has somehow renewed. I find it interesting again, to share stories and stuff.

Ever since I since started this job, I have hardly seen anyone surrounding me have the same interest. Not even close to following blogs.

As I said before, 'life' is as you define it.

Writing helps express out your messy thoughts, and they look perfect when you know the art of assembling and dismantling issues.

I suppose I inherit this from my father. Not that I am as good as him, but I like the way he decides things.

I learn how to criticise issues, and I dislike the old mentality of never question anything.

The time has come where you learn the academic side of everything you do.

Through experiences and lessons, I learn gradually that your seniors are never perfect, and your junior can be smarter than you.

Only knowledge makes you stand taller than the others.

You may have University of Auckland on your official stamp, which sounds good on the paper. The question is, does it give any extra edge? It does, of course, on the paper. It does not when you do not know how to differentiate between dengue and Upper Respiratory Tract Infection.

In Malaysia, being a senior makes you the boss. It gives you the power to order your juniors. You can never correct your seniors, even though they are on the wrong side.

Perhaps, one of the reasons Allah sends the students overseas is for the Malaysians to bring the good cultures back.

Sadly, the bring home the bad ones, and worst is, they never discontinue the old values.

PERFECT!

till next time,
assalamualaikum

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Alamak...

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in the name of Allah the Most Gracious the Most Merciful

There was a mistake made yesterday. Well, not really. It's sort of in the middle.

We were contemplating the idea of backing this person up, but this fella blew it. He really really did.

He crossed the line, so far away that the line is not visible to his eyes anymore.

It is so not smart to raise your voice to your senior at this point of time.

It is beyond repair now.

I wish you all the best.

till next time,
assalamualaikum

Friday, July 30, 2010

Renewed Hope

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in the name of Allah the Most Gracious the Most Merciful

I suppose the title is misleading.

Recently, X, made a mistake. He already has a bad reputation, or he did, to the least. He's therefore targeted, and for the small mistake that he did, he is now asked to step down from the job.

It is not important if the person is a she or he.

It was blown very very very well out of proportion.

Al Hujurat ayat 6 : Hai orang2 yg beriman, jika dtg kpdmu org fasik membawa suatu berita,maka periksalah dgn teliti, agar kamu tdk menimpakan suatu musibah kpd suatu kaum tanpa mengetahui keadaannya yg menyebabkan kamu menyesal atas perbuatanmu itu.

Give him a chance to defend himself. Listening to your so called fair reports from your juniors, then make a judgment, that is absolutely not clever.

The juniors of your juniors are not prepared to take risk to defend their mate. Boss won't listen anyway, they seem to think.

Ah, Ramadhan is closing in..

Is this the best time for a change?

till next time,
assalamualaikum

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Funny Bone

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in the name of Allah the Most Gracious the Most Merciful

My funny bones are tickled tonight. I was browsing through my favourite Youtube videos, and I found these 2 good ones.

Ezam ezam..

I suppose you have your own reasons. There is nothing I want to debate for tonight.

I just want to share the videos.


Video 1


Video 2

I still follow very closely our political scenes in Malaysia. It never gets any cleaner, doesn't it?

I am thankful for one of the most fun sources, Twitter,

Join me at twitter! AzriFickry

and don't forget to let me know if you are a fan of BB Messenger!

till next time,
assalamualaikum

Friday, July 23, 2010

Relieved!

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in the name of Allah the Most Gracious the Most Merciful

Finally, a break from the job! What a sigh of relief..

I've been in Paediatrics for merely 11 days, and to be given a weekend off, fantastic!!
I haven't planned anything yet. Time never comes back, so this time should be utilised to the max. I plan to go for a movie later, and do some studies at night. Tomorrow pm is for car servicing, and now that the free service period is over, I think it's a good time to get it done before Raya comes.

I don't have any latest photos, so peeps, I promise they will be up once they are available. Not that I am Leonardo Di Caprio that everybody is so eager looking for wallpapers quality pics, but we Malaysians enjoy socialising a lot. Look at Twitter, Facebook etc. So many Malaysians are now trapped in it, and they want to get out of it.

Twitter and Facebook are the new drugs. They don't come in powder form, but they are strong enough to deviate your focus for few good half an hour, at least.

Bad bad..

Ironically, we are not the best out there with technologies and knowledge, yet we indulge ourselves more than needed to the unnecessary ones. The Americans and Jews are smart, aren't they?
Talking is cheap, on another subject.

I have cleaned up my room, and now I want to go to Maybank.

Till next time peeps!assalamualaikum

p/s: I'm delighted that we have signed Joe Cole!! Welcome to the club mate!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

A New Beginning

Assalamualaikum

in the name of Allah the Most Gracious the Most Merciful

My goodness! I have not updated this page for ages. Sorry peeps!!

I am now in Paediatrics department. Yes, surgery(surgical posting) is over.

It's a completely different world. Having gone through medical, obstectrics and gynaecology, emergency and trauma and surgical departments, you come here as if you are a newly graduated doctor.

It's fun. It offers me something different, though more complicated. I am determined to do well in the next 4 months.

When this is over, I will be only 4 months away to complete my housemanship training. I will have my full license, and I leave it Allah to decide where my next hospital will be.

Ramadhan is close. If we are lucky enough, we will see this beautiful month again. I love it. Let's hope everybody will see it through successfully.

I will leave you with 2 good articles, something that has evidence based.

Hadith Fadhilat Nisfu Syaaban

Hadith Palsu Rejab Syaaban

till next time,
assalamualaikum

Saturday, June 26, 2010

1/2

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in the name of Allah the Most Gracious the Most Merciful

in less than 5 days, we will have reached half the 2010's 365 days. Pretty fast, isn't it?

For me, I don't share the same sentiment. I have 8 more months to complete my 'Housemanship'. This means I will wake up early morning everyday for blood taking and early morning rounds.

These are still okay.

At the moment, I feel like my 2 years as a Junior Doctor is nothing less than 730 days working for the public.

Sometimes, I feel we are under appreciated.

Why are we forced to work on every weekend? Do we have no life?

Are we all not married?

Some have had kids, and as a result, they have to repay for the time lost pre and post delivery period.

I repeat, I was in New Zealand, the house officers only see the patients once a week in a GOVERNMENT HOSPITALS, don't have to come on every weekend and yet their quality is....ah, better not talk about it.

I personally think the pay is good. The workload is not that bad.

Only that the way we are treated........

Yeah yeah, 'kitorang dulu lagi teruk'..................

till next time,

assalamualaikum

Thursday, June 24, 2010

4th EOD

Assalamualaikum

in the name of Allah the Most Gracious the Most Merciful

I have been on continuous 3 every alternate day on calls since last weekend. Tomorrow will be the 4th. This is madness.

Still, with this new Blackberry in hand(24/7), I am still able to catch up with the recent news of everything under the sun.

I complain too much, that is why. If I just keep quite, everything will be okay, I suppose.

I suppose also that no matter where you are, you can't please everyone. You just can't, can you?

Even better, somebody makes up by saying 'Who does he think he is, thinking me(a senior) inducing that pneumothorax?'

Ego.

Is there any way you can escape this type of behaviour?

Life goes on. I wish you all the best in your future. I too do not want to be on call with you.

till next time,
assalamulaikum

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Gambling!

assalamualaikum

in the name of Allah the Most Gracious the Most Merciful

I think the whole of Malaysia are still in shock over the romour that Dr Asri might be joining UMNO. He hasn't yet, that is the only positive.

I really hope he won't. 1st of all, he will lose the respect of the public. Nobody listens to UMNO, and should he decide to join, that would be an insult to him.

Only a couple of weeks ago, you strongly criticised UMNO for allowing this and that.

I doubt your presence in UMNO will ever reverse their decision to award Vincent Tan the license to legalise gambling.

You are definitely aware that not one, but many have tried to change UMNO from within. They failed miserably.

You can try, but between 2 options, UMNO is less likely to be the best!

till next time,
assalamualaikum

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Welcoming me!

assalamualaikum

in the name of Allah the Most Gracious the Most Merciful

I have finally officially joined the BlackBerry family. This is awesome!

I get to message as many as I want, to as many as I want.

Simple, just email/sms me your pin number, and I shall let you have mine

At the moment, I still have 6 more on calls yet to be completed.

You can imagine how tired I am this month.

I hope that explains why there is lack of updates lately.

It's temporary, I assure you.

till next time,
assalamualaikum

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Burnt All Out

assalamualaikum

in the name of Allah the Most Gracious the Most Merciful

I'm struggling to find time to blog. I'm struggling to find time to do cleaning of my room. The best thing is I'm struggling to find time to rest.

With so many on calls coming, I'm starting to feel burnt out again. Burnt all out. The engine is running on a thinnest layer of fuel possible.

You do the best for your customers/clients/patients, and you care not about the appreciation shown, at times.

Lately I easily blow my top over little things. Why?

I am mentally exhausted. Simple.

Enjoy the picture. It's real.

till next time,
assalamualaikum

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Kelantan

assalamualaikum

in the name of Allah the Most Gracious the Most Merciful

I am now in Kelantan. It feels good to have landed here, one of the most beautiful states in Malaysia.

It's different, you don't see KLCC-like buildings here, but you won't feel like having it here anyway.

Kelantan has its own magnet, it attracts you.

At the moment, Kulim is nowhere near my mind.

I just want to enjoy my holiday. That's all.

till next time,
assalamualaikum

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Tell Me

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in the name of Allah the Most Gracious the Most Merciful

Now, somebody please tell me, how will you survive when you have 11 on calls and 5 stand by calls in a month. Goodness me, I am so screwed.

I might as well say goodbye now to weekends in June. As a friend had said, our good time has come to an end. It hasn't yet, and I don't want it to go either.

If I have 11 on calls, that means I will have 11 post call days. That is equivalent to 22 days. Plus another 5 days to be on standby mode, that means I have only 3 days left.

I'm moving out renting a place nearby next month. That would take a substantial amount of time and money. If shifting takes 3 days, excluding monetary losses, I have nothing to gain next month.

Somehow I feel sometimes I complain a lot.

If I spent less time complaining, I could spare some energy to feed my brain with knowledge. Weak people complain a lot I suppose.

Having said this, I think I should stop writing. For some reading, InsyaAllah.

till next time,
assalamualaikum

P/S Family is getting up north this Tuesday. Yeay!!!!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Not the Doctor

assalamualaikum

in the name of Allah the Most Gracious the Most Merciful

I would like to echo the sentiments played by Dian. We the doctors are insufficiently appreciated. Maybe we should finally say 'enough is enough'.

I just finished my on call. If I was a married man, both my wife and kids would be neglected. Why? I have no energy to last more than 2 hours after this text was prepared.

They keep on playing the tune ' We survived this before, so why can't u? '.

As if they never complained of the same thing.

If the previous generation survived with the old Proton Saga, I don't see the reason why the current senior doctors should contemplate the idea of buying a Toyota Camry.

If the previous generations were so fantastic, then they should stick to open laparotomy, and should be content with so many risk of rebleeding and infections.

People get better once improvements have been made.

Why force people to work after they have run tirelessly for more than 24 hours? They are robots, aren't they?

We, the doctors, are so tired to even form a union to fight for our rights.

Back in New Zealand previously, the House Officers and Registrars went for a 2 day strike. The consultants had to bow to their requests eventually.

I am now in Malaysia, Kit Chung is surviving well in Auckland

The teachers? They have so much time that they requests here and there every year. Better still, they get what they want!

The doctors are overutilised. No wonder they run to private practice once the compulsory service is over.

Arghhhh, why should I complain.

The previous super fantastic, awesome and marvellous doctors survived their time, didn't they?
They never complained too I believe.

Yeah right.

till next time,
assalamualaikum

p/s I am listening to Alanis - Not the Doctor.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Good Man

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in the name of Allah the Most Gracious the Most Merciful

Rafael has defended himself very well. Supported by statistics!!

Benitez insists he is happy on Merseyside but he has been the subject of increasing criticism following a season where they finished seventh in the Barclays Premier League.

However, he defended his tenure and told the Daily Mirror: "There is this legend that Liverpool hasn't won many trophies, that we have failed in that aspect.

"Well, Chelsea and Manchester United have won 10 trophies in the six years I've been in Liverpool; Arsenal, Spurs and Portsmouth one.

"Liverpool? Four trophies and we have played in three finals. Liverpool have been competitive.

"Does Liverpool have to win the league, as everybody demands, every year?"

The former Valencia manager also feels he has not had as much control as he would have liked.

"Does the manager have absolute power in England?" he went on.

"No, it depends on a budget and on the executive director that negotiates the signings of players.

"And it depends on the money you have and the intelligence with which you operate in the market place.

"Look at the wages picked up by the players on Chelsea or Manchester United's substitutes' bench: (John) Obi Mikel, (Michael) Owen, (Salomon) Kalou, (Dimitar) Berbatov, (Michael) Carrick could be on £4million a year!

"When Portsmouth offered Peter Crouch more money than we were paying him and promised him a starting place, it became very complicated for us to keep hold of him. The arrival of Fernando Torres meant he couldn't play as often at Liverpool."

Benitez also claimed to have made money for the club.

"Some people say I have spent £280million.

"But we have spent £220million on players and generated £160million in player sales. That is the equivalent of a £60million net spend over six years: in other words, £10million spent per year.

"Deduct from that figure the £120million revenue from the Champions League success and qualification over that period, and we have in fact generated an additional £60million benefits for the club."

Taken from Teamtalk.Com

Good man(with Capt Jack Sparrow's accent)

till next time,
assalamualaikum

Can't wait to see Liverpool with Standard Chartered printed on the next season jersey!

Friday, May 21, 2010

10 more days

assalamualaikum

in the name of Allah the Most Gracious the Most Merciful

I glimpsed through my sister's blog, and apparently the speed offered by Unifi is truly awesome.

I need one.

I miss everyone in KL. I haven't seen the beautiful city of KL for more than 2 months. Feels like ages really!

I suppose the face that I've been away to Kelantan-Bukit Jalil-New Zealand-Kedah since the age of 16 makes me miss home even more. It's been more than 10 years!

I do not enjoy staying far away from my beloved family.

One of many things that make me still stand on my feet is that everyone is coming to town on June 1st. Yeay!

Yeay!

Yeay!

Yeay!

till next time,
assalamualaikum

Monday, May 17, 2010

Dr Tweet

assalamualaikum

in the name of Allah the Most Gracious the Most Merciful

Add me up on twitter

Azri Fickry

I am now relatively more active twittering!!!

till next time,
assalamualaikum

Sunday, May 16, 2010

The Victory and The Victors

assalamualaikum

in the name of Allah the Most Gracious the Most Merciful

Definitely Malaysians know how to play it super smart. Sibu is a developed place now. The Chinese community is RM18m richer now. Bridges made and repaired. Road quality improvised.

If only the Ibans and other ethnic groups knew the facts better, the reversal in support for BN would be even better!

Nobody buys your Islamic state issue anymore. So does your development stories. They are fairy tales now.

I am hoping for an even better future.

Let's continue to educate more Malaysians on what your vote means.

As I have told you, there's a possibility my vote will go to UMNO.

Only when I see them better than PAS.

As for now, it is unlikely to happen in the near future. I don't practise fanaticism.

You know that well, don't you?

till next time,
assalamualaikum

Once again, Congratulations DAP!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

BORING!

assalamualaikum

in the name of Allah the Most Gracious the Most Merciful

What a disappointing day yesterday. It was, wasn't it?

I was in OT, assisting my senior in an operation and I could not pay 100% attention on the procedure. Instead, my mind was occupied with Thomas Cup.

Right after coming out, we had to attend another semi urgent case. I was further delayed.

After 7.30pm, I was somehow managed to partially finish my job.

If I knew that Malaysia would perform that badly, I wouldn't have rushed all the jobs.

I know there's only reason for this, it has got to be none other than you, Malaysia.

Maybe next time, eh?

till next time,
assalamualaikum

Sibu BUY-election is now just another news for me. BORING!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Harakiri

assalamualaikum

in the name of Allah the Most Gracious the Most Merciful

I thought tonight would mark the beginning of a 1992 Thomas Cup revival. I was wrong.

Why would we let player like Hafiz Hashim play for us? He has the hand, but he showed no fighting spirit.

Fighting Spirit..........

We lost to Japan. Perhaps, we should forget about winning the title. Losing to Japan almost means a 100% loss again China and Indonesia.

To be realistic or pessimistic, I really have no answer to that.

As a Liverpool supporter, I really have to uphold this,



When you walk
Through a storm
Hold your head, up high
And don't be afraid, of the dark
'Coz at the end of the storm
Is a golden sky
And the sweet silver song
Of the lark

Walk on, through the wind
Walk on, through the rain
Though your dreams be tossed
And blown

Walk on, walk on
With hope, in your heart
And you'll never walk alone
You'll never walk alone


I still believe in our national team.

I just hope they will show more pride when putting on the shirt.

till next time,
assalamualaikum

Monday, May 10, 2010

3 in 10

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in the name of Allah the Most Gracious the Most Merciful

My 1st entry in May 2010 eh? Hehe..

I've had 3 on calls in the 1st 10 days, that explains why, I hope.

I joined surgical department on March 11th, and tomorrow is the my very first ever day off really.

I need to recharge my batteries, and going back to sleep after Subuh prayer would be a good option.

Sometimes I think I would like to have 2-3 interested bloggers to join my blog. To keep this blog going, and I like exchange of ideas. It makes you a better person.

Should you have some interest, let me know. I prefer open minded individuals.

Just like how I accept the fact that Liverpool have just had a very disgraceful season. Chelsea deserved the title, and so did Bayern. Awesome stuff!

till next time,
assalamualaikum

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

PPP

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in the name of Allah the Most Gracious the Most Merciful


to those who are free, please do come and give your support. Convert your emotional support into a physical one, through financial or other ways of aiding.

May Allah give us the strength to do it.

Though I prefer to support Muslim economy instead of boycotting Israeli products, I still abstain myself from buying Israel related products. I use Halagel toothpaste. I can't remember the last time I had Coca Cola.

I haven't donated much actually. Everyone knows they can do more. I'm afraid that when the 'time' has come, it will be too late to rectify it.

I'm in Kedah, therefore it is unlikely for me to come. Spread the words please.

till next time,
assalamualaikum

who needs Perkasa when we badly need a strong Muslim community?

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

A big NO!

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in the name of Allah the Most Gracious the Most Merciful

“The Malays are also not happy with their demands, but the Malays still support BN,” said Ibrahim Ali.

Classic.

Whoever you are leaning to, the choice should only be made after judging both sides.

If you are a BN supporter, what is best is, you read/listen to both parties then make the best decision. Supporting anyone IS A CHOICE, and not something that you inherit, should your father/mother is a UMNO/BN supporter.

For me, I listen to KJ and Ezam's speeches just like how I read Malaysiakini and The Malaysian Insider. Occasionally I go to Utusan Online. I buy The Star everyday, and less often NST.

I am the one making the decision. I judge both parties.

There may come a day that my vote will go to UMNO. Only when they are better than PR. As for now, I can't see that happening.

The fight at my parliamentary area has always been between MCA and DAP.

Is there a need now to vote for UMNO?

NO!


till next time,
assalamualaikum

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Now and Forever

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in the name of Allah the Most Gracious the Most Merciful

HS election fever has just ended. Congratulations to UMNO and BN on the win. It's as expected, nothing more nothing less.
Against the mighty machinery of BN, and reportedly RM60m spent for HS folks, I suppose winning by 1700 majority is not a good figure.

Still, a win is a win.

The biggest regret is, it's the Malays who made them win. The non Malays are playing it really smart, they don't give their votes easily so they in the end get what they want. RM 3million for Chinese school and yet they lost in Chinese majority areas?

We the Malays,

Dulu, Kini Selamanya ...

Sigh.......

till next time,
assalamualaikum

Friday, April 23, 2010

Fingers crossed

assalamualaikum

in the name of Allah the Most Gracious the Most Merciful

I had a very peaceful on call last night. From Thursday morning till the Friday's, there was no admission at all.

Very good eh?

Still I managed to get only 4 hours of sleep. Not an awful lot.

That explains why I can't do any reading tonight.

From what I've been reading, BN is currently leading in Hulu Selangor, through internal survery.

2 more days to go.

FINGERS CROSSED.

till next time,
assalamualaikum

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Foolish

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in the name of Allah the Most Gracious the Most Merciful

I was having a dinner at one of the roadside restaurants, and Ezam came up with some statement.

So I was wondering, if whatever Anwar did was so wrong, why did you put your life on the line to save him? If you are truly a leader with strong personality and charisma, you would not have done that would you?

Now you choose to reveal the so-called truth about Anwar. So you are saying you stood by him in the past for the wrong reason?

Zaid took alcohol in the past. Why did Muhyidin did not comment when he was still in UMNO? So when somebody goes out of UMNO, his wrongdoings must be exposed?

I was only wondering, you see.

What does not wonder me is to see TV3 and UTUSAN play the same slanders/rumours/gossips everyday, again and again?

The Malays will be left at the back again in the race to achieve greatness. Not a rocket science, is it?

Some people prefer to sit down and accept whatever info given to them, without anylysing it. Foolish, is that how you spell it?

till next time,
assalamualaikum

Monday, April 19, 2010

A bit odd

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in the name of Allah the Most Gracious the Most Merciful

He's stuttering. He appears scared of the questions. He too persistently looks to Salahuddin for answers. Why?



Of course we respect your decision. but why now?

Weird enough, both BN and PR are resorting to old stories to kill each other. Yesterday, Zaid and alcohol, now it's Hisamudin's turn. Nothing new to me, I've seen those photos before.

Why can't they play it clean? Prove your credibility. Prove that why the Hulu Selangor should vote for you, and not why they shouldn't vote for your opponent.

sigh...............

till next time,
assalamualaikum

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Dirty Game

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in the name of Allah the Most Gracious the Most Merciful

Yesterday, I thought this was the most shaking news when BN's candidate for Hulu Selangor said this,

Right-wing group Perkasa is not belligerent against non-Malays as its aim is to promote the empowerment of the Malay community, said BN's Hulu Selangor candidate P Kamalanathan.

but he defended himself well, didn't he?

"Perkasa has its own role. It is strengthening its (Malay) race, its language and its religion, and we (MIC) are also doing the same by strengthening our race, religion and language," he stressed.

And a bombshell has dropped on PKR's camp,


the game is getting dirtier. Can we Malaysians cope with this?

Instead of proving each party's strengths, both parties are finding the best ways possible to bring down the enemy.

This way of playing game is unhealthy. It is, isn't it?

till next time,
assalamualaikum

p/s : Liverpool fans, we are so out of Champs League next season. =(

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Perkasa

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in the name of Allah the Most Gracious the Most Merciful

I long for a holiday.

I haven't gone back to KL for more than a month now.I have not seen my nephews and nieces for quite some time.

And all I can do now is to save all my 8 days off for a long vacation with family in June.

To change the topic, I am following closely on Hulu Selangor by election. As my brother in law has put it ' BN is fielding an Indian candidate, PKR is Malay, so on which side will Perkasa throw their support'?

So many issues we can discuss here. I can't continue writing, this persistent sore throat and cough is killing me.

Maybe next time alright?

till next time,
assalamualaikum

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Confidence Crisis

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in the name of Allah the Most Gracious the Most Merciful

I've lost that confidence in handling football. I become nervous with high long balls, I don't know how to dribble and I am the total opposite of Rio Ferdinand in a role I love the most, central defender.

That's how the Ministry of Health has changed my life.

I miss my old relatively more active life.

Perhaps that explains why I enjoy this video so much.



Sedentary lifestyle isn't good, is it? Spending hours in front of your computer surfing everything and nothing, that makes me a diabetic patient in 20 years to come. Perhaps, even earlier?

till next time,
assalamualaikum

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Eastin

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in the name of Allah the Most Gracious the Most Merciful

I've had a very packed schedule over the past fortnight. Really. I was post call on 1st of April, then 3 more on calls for the next 9 days. Better still, I was sent to Eastin Hotel in Penang for GastroIntestinal Forum.

Life is full of ups and downs, aye?

Being busy does not mean life is bad. Nevertheless, as a consequence, when you win some, you will lose some. On boss' order, we have to be on call for 11 times this month. No matter how strong is my feeling to be back home(KL), I have to be patient.

I truly miss home.

What can I do?

Life as a House Officer in Malaysia is so perfect that you will never wish you want to work somewhere else.

Yeah right.

till next time,
assalamualaikum

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Spent Phase

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in the name of Allah the Most Gracious the Most Merciful

I feel burnt out.

I can't believe I will be on call again tomorrow.

I can't believe MCA delegates have elected Dr Chua Soi Lek as their new president.

So many 'Impossible is Nothing's taking place lately.

I am mentally exhausted. Why are they treating House Officers(Junior Doctors) like robots?

till next time,
assalamualaikum

p/s Sorry. I can't think straight now. I need some sleep.