Tuesday, November 30, 2010



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,

Monday, November 29, 2010



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,

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

for the thinkers


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,

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

A breather


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,

Monday, November 01, 2010



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,