Tuesday, August 21, 2012

MDQ5 arrives one week early!

3 Syawal 1433 .. 3.30pm 3.3kg baby girl.. Alhamdulillah.. my baby girl was delivered safely back home. I was just finished with my 2nd spine case and Alhamdulillah, Allah has granted me the free time to wait for the news as wifey was in the labour room.
She was supposed to be induced next week, where I've sort of planned my leave for but I guess Allah knows best to have her out today. My sujud syukur was beautiful.. clasically in Perth of where it all began.
We've not finalised the name but definitely my prayers for her to be a solehah.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Syawal in Perth 1433

 Alhamdulillah, my greatest Syukur to the Almighty for his blessings to be able to reach 1433 Syawal. I am delighted to have completed my Ramadhan here in Perth which would be perhaps the last as well.
I certainly am donning lots of hats atthe moment and of course, a whole new chapter of what Carpe Diem should be done :)

My first challenge for Syawal was to be on the console station for Radio Melayu Perth. My DJ colleagues went back to Malaysia & SIngapore for raya and i am the one which was given the  responsibility to run the special 90 minutes programme. Managed to breeze through it with Izhar and Syafiq who did their best to make sure everything went on perfectly! Ustaz Mat Jais Kamus was our guest for the night and i certainly learnt something new.. in celebrating Eid..
"Taqabbalallahu minna wa minkum" and that is sunnah :)

 I followed Adly to Ar-Rukun mosque in Rockingham. One of the mosque where the initial Malay community initiated the project. Rockingham is also where a big number of Malays in Aussie are residing thus the majority bulk of the jemaah. I can confirm that the takbir was the "mendayu-dayu" Malay style.. and the sermon was given on its second half in Malay:) Cool for the effort to maintain the Malay identity with this mosque. Post prayers, the jemaah would stay back for a bit to greet and meet each other; tasting each others potluck food brought for share. It was interesting to see the different generations ; just like back home but of course with a different national identity.

                                               the imam reminded me of Tok Cik Parit Setongkat
                                                   big bro - Top Guy - Adly :)
 I joined Dr Nik & Imran, who are on a special mission from the Humanities Department USM for a raya trip to meet the Malay elders of Perth. We went to Haji Khalid's place who was certainly an enthusiastic chap! He has his tales and his popularity with visitors ( a whole bus actually came.. haha) would pin point us to his significance in the community.
We did made visits to Haji Shamsudin, another figure and also to Mak Limah's place; the gold mine resource for information. One thing i gathered from the visits today,the spirit of Syawal is certainly very lively amongst the Malays here- especially seeing the 2nd and 3rd generation making their effort with their family members to do their rounds; introducing their young to the elders on Syawal. It certainly brought a lot of memories to me on the Raya celebrations when I was younger. The fun of Raya was relived!

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Ramadhan quest

Its the 19th night of Ramadhan. Tomorrow the quest for the one night which is better than a thousand nights will begin. Vividly i remembered how last year's ramadhan changed me on my own outlook of life. Alhamdulillah, I am glad for what Allah has given me so far. A year has passed since I came to Perth and i am really thankful for all his blessing and rezeki that he has given me.
I've just started my term as the regional anaesthesia fellow. It is interesting times in Royal Perth as the presence of Prof Krishna Boddu is promising with all his plans. He was the Director of Regional Anaesthesia Fellowship in Univ of Houston, Texas and I am thankful I was chosen to be one of the fellows this term. Another 6 months here which was never in my initial plan but I am sure will have its benefit for the future.
As usual, I am not a person who would keep still and do nothing. I will make myself busy - mencari masalah but that is what i do best!
                                            Post iftar & tarawikh in Curtin Univ.. Armadale line..
I am now certified by World Radio 6EBA FM to be a fully trained DJ! I can now control the console and produce my own shows. I am glad i did this in my free time as I've never thought I'd have the chance to do this. I have always inclined to have a go at being a DJ on air.. and Alhamdulillah.. ada qualification and training lagi! hahaha

And insya Allah, i should be doing my first marathon 42.2km overseas in the Surf to City run end of this month! I may have not trained to achieve my personal best but I aim to finish my full marathon after 2 years of absence! My fitness training with the bike has at least made me much fitter than i was in KL then. I just need to make sure that i can last the race and eventhough its ramadhan, i do try to fit in my runs before iftar on my off days.
Perrghh... ni la jenis manusia yang memang takde masalah, cari masalah.. but then again, it is so me.. and I can't change who I am :)

Saturday, August 04, 2012

ALS Instructorship

 I am fortunate because I've managed to qualify myself into the ALS Instructor's programme while I'm here.Its all because of my stint in Simulation which I've never thought about it ever; but on opportunity that i grasp while I'm here.It was only during the course that they revealed we were chosen based on our standing in the top 10% of our class in the Provider course. I've always wanted to be certified as an Instructor for Life Support  however back home, there is no proper body which could give me that recognition. Being an anaesthetist was a direct ticket to declare oneself to be one or so called expert in resuscitation! haha I suppose its our breed who would lead such scenarios when called upon.
The 2 day course was EXCELLENT! The small pocket guide book that ARC provided as background reading was simply an eye opener! It was the first time im properly introduced to medical teaching, the concept and application of adult learning:) I did not expect to learn as much as i did in the past 2 days! Working memory- set,dialogue,closure was an interesting concept which I am sure that i will use for the rest of my teaching career. I am impressed with the effort and the standard they keep and being certified as a provider as well as an Instructor is definitely an honour for me:) 
Apparently, the Malaysia Resus Council is at its infancy state. There was never a standardized guide on the Malaysian way of life support or training; especially for trainers. It has always been hospital based and never nationwide. I aim to create a super standard in the ALS teaching for Malaysia Insya Allah.. It will be interesting to try to make myself a part of the main core group.. budak hingusan la katakan:)