Sunday, April 26, 2009

A nice Sunday

I was post call and everything was going according to plan. My call was not bad at all and I was fresh upon waking up. I initially thought I only had on engagement and I was taking my own sweet time.
It was not until 1130am when the red envelope on top of the tv caught my attention. I had a quick look and only then i remembered ! I had RSVP'd Siew Nee a long time ago ! I totally forgot about her wedding and urrghh.. wifey was still not back yet from Maks. I never thought of skipping it thus the kelam kabutness that ensued. I phoned Mama asking on her availability as I don't think I want to bring Dzaeff and Qaisya to the wedding. Luckily she was ok about it and in a huff and puff we got ourselves ready.
The card mentioned specifically 12pm sharp and i knew i will not be able to make it in time. But being Malaysians.. i estimated that people will be late and thank god ; when we arrived at about 1230pm; they have not started yet! Siew Nee looked wonderful and I guess this must be the happiest day in her life!
Met up few ex-IMU mates and it was nice catching up. It seemed like we were never away from each other as the conversation flow went smoothly without a glitch. I had my fun and of course , everybody adored Qystiena's punk hairstyle !!

We had another engagement which was supposed to be our only event that day .As the turn of events happened, we were very late in the true tradition of OT ( over-time). The kids were sleeping initially but I thought that I should just take them otherwise we would have been really late! I told Deeno I was following Nepal time which was about 4 hours behind..thus making me on time at 1pm . The food was good and I had my fair share of chicken rice. The company was good and it was good that i managed to introduce wifey to the wonderful guys and gals of OGKL. This was suppose to be an exercise so that i will have the SUPER-LICENSE in the future.. hehehehe ( to climb mountains la.. what were you thinking ?? )

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Short notes like chedet

1.Its always palpitations and full-blown adrenaline ride doing paediatric cases.The problematic ones to begin with brings a lot of challenge. Mostly , their surgeries may not be as detrimental as how our GA ( General Anaesthesia ) can be. I'm glad i did this 1 month posting ; but maybe not adequate for me to say that I can do paediatric cases as a specialist. They can fail you instatenously and to remain calm at that very point of time ..macam mana nak jadi tak panic ? Hahahaha unless if you are on beta blockers or having parkinsonism l only then can one continue making a poker face when the baby desaturates to SPO2 50% !!

2.The seniors are busy studying for their finals soon and as the most senior batch ; we've like taken over their responsibilities for now.It has always been the tradition that way and another ascending step. I started my SMO call since last year because of acute shortage. I guess when I eventually pass my finals , doing the specialist call can be scary but I've chosen this path.. so just do it !

3. Selangor plays Kelantan tonight in the FA cup final and I'll miss it because I am oncall. It had been quite sometime since I last went to watch footie live and missing this one is a bummer ! It'll be interesting to flock Selangor and Kelantan fans together because it is the best ingredient recipe for disaster ! I'm sure to watch the game closely on TV..

4.I also realized that I do lots of soul searching ramblings like this... when I am on call !! Hahahahah

Friday, April 24, 2009

I like this one

hahaha... yeke..??
for all wives out there, please comment...
Sunday night - I thought he was acting weird. We had made plans to meet at a cafe to have some coffee. I was shopping with my friends all day long, so I thought he was upset at the fact that I was a bit late, but he made no comment.
Conversation wasn't flowing so I suggested that we go somewhere quiet so we could talk, he agreed but his mind was far away. I asked him what was wrong - he said, "Nothing." I asked him if it was my fault that he was upset. He said it had nothing to do with me and not to worry.
On the way home I told him that I loved him, he simply smiled and kept driving. I can't explain his behavior; I don't know why he didn't say, "I love u, too."
When we got home I felt as if I had lost him, as if he wanted nothing to do with me anymore. He just sat there and watched TV; he seemed distant and absent.
Finally I decided to go to bed. About 10 minutes later he came to bed. I decided that I could not take it anymore, so I decided to confront him with the situation but he had fallen asleep. I started crying and cried until I too fell asleep. I don't know what to do. I'm almost sure that his thoughts are with someone else (another woman). My life is a disaster.

Today Liverpool lost again !!!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Sungai Congkak outing

I did not plan this trip until Saturday evening when it just came across my mind. I have always wanted to bring the family for an outdoor activity but never had the chance to do s. I did plan a few times but it did not materialize due to multiple factors. This time around I was determined to make it happen as I want to expose my kids to nature.. and let them enjoy what I adore most in life !!
Somehow , Fiqar passed by my house yesterday evening and I invited him to join me.The more the merrier !! Initially i thought Sg Gabai was a good idea but after browsing through the internet last night , I discovered that it had lots and lots of stairs !! I was looking somewhere which was more family-friendly and I figured that Sungai Congkak maybe the best place for us. Having 3 small kids will not be an easy task to handle !
We moved from BJ at830am and by miracle arriving at campsite by 930am ! I guess early breezy Sunday morning traffic contributed to our early arrival.

We brought lots of food ; I bought roti canai and fiqar had nasi lemak and bihun goreng on top of the biscuits and drinks that we brought ! We were in zone 3 and the place is certainly nice and condusive. The management tryto keep the area clean and it was evident ! We set up our camp just next to the river and afte a quick breakfast..APA LAGA.. mestilah nak terjun mandi sungai !!! How can one resist ???

bihun for breakfast

Hello Umi !

my turn !!

It was fun to see Dzaeff , Ilhan and Laila enjoying themselves. Something got into Qaisya and she was hesitant to step on the sand ! I dunno what she was "geli" about ! Qystiena was extremely good today as she did not cry during the whole outing ! She even enjoyed having her feet dipped into the river ! The water was cold butrefreshing. Eventhough the kids were up I was still in and enjoying myself. I guess , if it was not for the snake which appeared by us we would have been in the water longer !

It was a good family outing and the kids simply love it ! I hope to do this more often as I find I should expose my children to my hobb as much as possible. It is a cheap getaway and at the same time enjoyable.. Jomla kawan2.. lain kali kita plan short trip lain !

Nurturing new habit

When the new Education Minister made the findings known on Saturday morning , we didn't know about it until the 8 o'clock news that night ! Only 3% of Malaysians are reading and though it improved from a mere 1% from 10 years before ; it is not in concordance with what a developed country citizens should be doing.
I have always liked reading ; somehow after mama brought us to the TTDI children's library when I was six ; i fell in love with reading. I walkdto the library on my own on weekends to borrow new books and it went on till I was 12. I would go and borrow the maximum number of books and finish reading it at home. The next day i am back to the library to get more! This was more obvius during the school holidays and just count how many books I would have gone through back to back during those days !

Therefore , we've decided to register Dzaeff and Qaisya with the Selangor State library ; the Shah Alam library since we are living nearby now. I can vividly remember my last visit to this library which was 21 years ago ! hahahaha I was representing my library then for chess friendly against the Shah Alam library boys. I remembered the library to be very spacious and big ! So different from the library in TTDi and I was impressed with their collection of books !!
On Saturday, it did not look as big as how it was 21 years ago. Mainly because.. I GREW !! Hahahaha But still , it is spacious and the youths around Shah Alam certainly is making it to good use.
The registration was fast ; nowadays they can snap a digital image of our picture to make things more efficient!( instead of preparing the passport size photos) It was not easy to coax Qaisya stay still but somehow we managed ! And I must say I am impressed that within 20 minutes ; we are new PPAS members and automatically eligible to borrow books ! Cepat giller.. Gone are the days where you have to wait for a week as part of the "PROCESSING" procedure !
It was a fresh Saturday morning outing and I hope to do it on weekly basis to inculcate the reading habit in them.. Insya Allah !!

macam register jadi ahli baru parti PAS pulak.. hahahaha

Friday, April 17, 2009

Possessed by Alan Wong

Something possessed me this morning ; I made another colleague possessed ! I still laugh at Basir's remark though ,"This was worst than my daughter !!"
Few mentioned that I may be too harsh . There were few who thought I was very direct and maybe it was time to do so. I would not like to reveal what happened on the blog as there are people who might get offended. By right , this blog is for me to write whatever I feel especially regarding things from MY POINT of view. However , i realized that blogs are also shareware and privacy can sometimes be interpreted invasive.
I have certain standards that I uphold and i reckon what I do during my daily work is fairly minimal. Therefore , anything less is unacceptable especially when it involves the safety and life of a patient. Primum De necere ; and that should be the core of our intention becoming a medical practitioner. I expect certain standards of care and when it is violated , automatically i am offended. I can be harsh and I guess my colleague took my remarks negatively. However I reckon what I said was not wrong and one should think carefully about one's doing. I don't get upset during worktime easily and if i do , it must be something really disturbing. Mcm TDM la pulak dak.. ahahaha
And as I've mentioned ; I realized my actions were very similar to a famous anaesthetic lecturer of mine during my medical school days !! I was scared of him but at the same time , i do hold my respect for him..

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Xterra launched !!

The awaited Xterra challenge was officially unleashed today !! Certainly yummy for me to have a go at it. Well , i still can't swim well but i am damn interested to be a part of it just as I am with IRONMAN.
The option ? The relay event of course !! Swim-mountain bike - trail run !!! Now I am really looking forward for this race and to finish it with my colleagues will be an outstanding achievement. 10km may sound fairly near but trail running is different. eg.. Tambuyokon was just 14km away but my god.. the agony of reaching the top was the biggest challenge in my life ( besides wifey la.. hahaha )
Do you reckon I am game ??

P/s I've registered for the full monty this year..42km KL Marathon. It is either i am really putting myself to the limit or just too stressed out ?

Is it ?

For time and the world do not stand still.
Change is the law of life.
And those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future.

John F. Kennedy

Sunday, April 12, 2009

MY first atempt as a researcher

Alhamdulillah , I am thankful that my abstract was accepted for oral presentation in the incoming ASEAN anaesthesiologist congress in Sabah come July ! My prof was excited and really pleased. It was her aim that i qualify for the oral presentation for me to have a go at the 2009 MSA Young Investigator's Award. My chances ; well i can only prepare and do my best and lets just see what will happen !
Prof was so happy that she even gave me an external hard drive as a motivational present ( which i bought for her as well during the PC Fair on Saturday). This time around i do have another poster to be presented as well ! Hahaha i guess the 16 hours plastic case was worth it after all!! this poster will be my second after the first in last year's NCIC.

Orange run 2009

For the third year in succession , it was great to participate in the "happening" orange run at the Curve , Mutiara Damansara today. I did not prepare for this run as the last one month was really hectic ; juggling bukit Jelutong and the kids ; worse was last week as wifey was doing her job rom 4pm to 10pm ! I only manage to fit in a 7km run on the day when my OT was planned to start late.
I was at the starting line quite early and it was a surprise seeing Mahmud , an IJN cardiologist friend of ine to be there. His colleagues Rahal and azlina was thee to ; and adding Kamal means we had 4 cardiologists running in the event ! I guess of all people , they are the ones who should ead by example in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Azad , Ruslan and Halim were arund but i could not find them as we promised to meet up at the starting line ..which is impossible when there is a lot of runers getting ready to start !!!

I must say I was happy with my 11k run today. I managed a sub 1 hour ( betul2 sub.. hahaha ) The route was familiar and it helped in pacing my run. I was not tired and felt ok all the way ; i did not push myself though because i know i lacked practice. I dont want to end up with cramps do i? I guess on the next run ; i should try to push my lmit and see where i stand.. hehehehe Edrin did not join us but he was around to photograph us at the finishing line. His pics were excellent but I am still waiting for him to download it!
Majulah sukan untuk kesihatan dan negara !!


Sunday, April 05, 2009

A day out which almost turn out to be total day out !!

Kirana managed to get seats for her family and mine to this wonderful "clown's intro to orchestra" with the MPO in KLCC today. I was excited for the kids because this will be the first time the kids will be exposed to live orchestra music !Wifey was on call and this was a perfect way to spend time with my kids. I didn't know what to expect in the beginning.

However , it nearly became a non reality as we were stuck in NKVE for about a hour ! It was a massive traffic jam and I was getting pissed off when we surpassed the 30 minute mark ! We were late and i didn't know if we could be there in time. We were late to arrive but luckily still able to catch the show and it was fun !! Dzaeff was making his own vocal comments while Qaisya seemed a bit reserved ; scared at times with the loud drum thumping.
Of course Dzaeff and Qaisya was happy to roam around in KLCC afterwards ; with Alana joining them in hand ! ( Dzaeff was very sporting to walk her around ! )

Friday, April 03, 2009