Saturday, July 23, 2011

Round 1.. kena 3-5

It was the game all Malaysians were waiting for. World Cup 2014 qualifying 2nd round against Singapore. Malaysia vs Singapore- long time arch rivals and nemesis. Of course, Singapore just had to play everything to their advantage, artificial turf with only 6000 seat capacity when Kallang can accommodate 10 times that number. Having naturalised (foreigners who gained Singapore passport through their sports "development" programme) players in their team is a short term tactic to reach glory but at what cause? Well, I don't know. I wont be proud claiming a mixture of nationals as my national team.

Well, we lost 5-3 but not after a good fight back. we were down to 4-1 at one stage and any Malaysia team of the past would have given up just like that. But not this batch.. we fought hard and we closed the gap. Our defensive mistakes again cost us the game. We need to buck up!

Against Arsenal or Chelsea, bolehla nak kata we fought hard but now it is just Singapore.. we just cannot repeat those stupid mistakes again.

However, as any other Malaysians.. I am optimistic that we can get something in the deciding match in Bukit Jalil on Thursday. I will be there to witness history!


When Liverpool came to town

YNWA... Walk on...walk on...
mana boleh Liverpool in town and me not watching it? Well, when i was a bit sick I was not in the right frame of mind to book the tickets. Once I''m well, wah! an opportunity not to be wasted just like that. I was in Bukit Jalil during the training as well. TO my surprise, Liverpool supporters came in numbers with 35K at least in the stadium. It was crazy traffic outside!
On the game day, Azam was with me and Qayyum. We were lucky that our tickets were numbered seats and it was for the Standard Chartered customers! Seating was not an issue and we had one of the best views in the stadium!
Harimau Malaya will always be the team that i support and it was great to see the goals scored by Safiq and Safee. Our defence made quite silly mistakes and it was immediately punished by the opportunist Liverpool strikers. Otherwise, i would prefer Fadzli and Muslim to play in the heart of defence rather than Zaquan who i thought was not effective.
6-3 was the scoreline but it did not reflect the game. 4-3 was fair but it was so typical of us to let the goals in during injury time. Anyway.. KUDOS Malaysia !!!

training.. thanx to Yati Jai's ipad2

PakLong with Qayyum nak air

full house!! no doubt..

qayyum peluh2

we were behind the legendary banner

Kuching - COngrats Pak Yo!

Pak Yo (my bro inlaw) found his love who came from Sarawak. It was interesting to be part of the entourage to Kuching for the solemnisation. It was fun and fresh from our trip to Phuket, now its Kuching. Wifey got herself a new kangaroo sack and Qayyim looks so comfortable in it.
We were in Kuching for 3 days before going to Damai Beach Resort in Santubong for one night. It was a wonderful trip and it was another nice break.

the sleepy head..

nice pic on the riverfront

happy cousins to the wedding

the family

with Yo and Amy

the big orang utan behind

Jungle trekking cam real

River Cruise

rugi tak tangkap gambar sini

swimming pool time

dawn at the beach

Friday, July 22, 2011

Phuket trip

The Phuket trip was a gamble. It was our first time travelling , our means wifey me and the kids without extra help! And this was going overseas as well:) We have been postponing our holiday for quite sometime and despite Qayyim still being 5 months old.. Hantam sajalah!
We started really early, having to wake up kids at 3+am is not easy with 4am being the time as we departed from Bukit Jelutong for LCCT!
Phuket was fun and everybody enjoyed their time. Luckily I took wifey's advice to go for the island trips as it was worth it and the children love it! James BOnd Island trip and Phi Phi Island trip was excellent and if I had known this earlier, we would have done it!

jalan-jalan Viewing Point Phuket

kenalah naik gajah..wajib:)

kids and me on our way to James Bond.. free flow Coke:)

Dzaeff konon2 kayak..

blazing hot on the ferry

Phi-Phi entrance

It was enjoyable and we certainly would like to do this again!

Help Dr House.. I need a diagnosis!

This has not been a productive year for my blog. Entries for this year is appauling if compared to previous years. I must be careful or this blog may go into extinction without me realizing it! In my previous posts, I've given few excuses which was valid mind you! However, one must remember that once one starts blogging, one must continue till one's last breath!
Let me tell you what happened to me since late May. I was sick. I fell sick. The reason why I'm blogging this is so that I can look back at this entry to recall the bitter 2 months experience.
I have no previous history of allergy nor any chronic illnesses. It all started in one of my calls. Initially i had a bit of itchiness in unspecific areas of my body but i thought it was due to the scrub's detergent. But after a procedure where i used the sterile glove, i had a bad urticaria attack. My whole body was red as a lobster and i needed a stat dose of IV antihistamine and steroid! Imagine, me doing the call with an IV branula on the dorsum part of my hand!
The call itself was busy and that created more stress to my body. By the next morning, my urticaria remained and i felt numb over my extremities. It got worse during the Saturday list and on my way back home, it was throbbing. I cant feel my fingers as it felt like exploding. I was in pain and needed a strong analgesic and a short nap to wear it off. The whole week, my symptom was severe urticaria.I was on piriton TDS.
The next week, the symptom changed and I had high grade fever.Of course, it came with a really bad headache where i had to sleep to wear it off. At the same time i was starting to have knee joint pain. Waah.. multiple symptoms! It looked like some connective tissue disease thingy so i had my blood worked up. I recovered from the fever but then the joint pain became more prominent but not static. It went from one joint to another and i remembered waking up with my fingers swollen like mad! The pruritis was bad and i needed to take the pirition regularly to settle the itchiness. It was a terrible time. I was in charge a lot of things then and i dont know how i managed to do it then. I guess I was lucky to have a team around me so when the time came, the plan was executed well. I had my SHOES ( Shadow Housemanchip Oncall Emergency Simulation) programme, State level CVC course and numerous meetings. My head was not right and it was terrible getting off and on bed during that period. I lost my appetite really badly and had to go for early night for weeks.
When i appeared for a meeting about 1 month after my symptoms started, everybody was shocked to see my state. I lost quite significant weight and it was obvious to many. Due to the worry that there was malignancy, an urgent imaging study was done to ascertain that we're not missing something sinister.At the same time, I prepared to ICU in case I react badly to the contrast given; anaphylaxis during the contrast study.
Of course, as with all my previous investigations the result was normal. The pruritis was really bad and I didnt know how to control it. It caused a lot of excoriations on my body and currently I'm having to live with the "injury" inflicted.Everyday I recited the syifa' after my prayers to make it go away as nobody could offer me an explanation or reason what is happening. The symptoms took turns and I was going nowhere.
At this stage, a lot of alternative explanation was offered to me. I went for cupping hoping that it could relief my agony but it did not really work. I lost 7 kilos during this period of time. Bukan senang woo nak hilang berat!!
Somehow, the symptoms reduced and slowly i am recovering. My head is clear and I am able to think straight without feeling drowsy or not in the right state of mind. My appetite was restored but I am not a keen food muncher as I used to be. At least to me, the positive side of al this is i need to maintain the weight i've lost so far! hahahaha
I've gone for two short holidays with the family the last 2 weeks. Hopefully it will help me to recover and Insya Allah, with every disease or illness there is a cure somewhere somehow..

Friday, July 01, 2011

A step to adulthood

early admission

happy n brave

Syariz n Yoke moi

weng lagi..

settle..bloodless.. painless..

and of course.. the promise :)

Tokoh Bestari KRS

Thank u Ustaz Ahmad for nominating me to receive this award. My involvement in KRS or during my time Kadet Putera Islam maybe brief but meaningful.

I was oncall that day but how can I dissapoint Ustaz! A very memorable day meeting other recepients with their interesting achievements.