Friday, September 30, 2016

MedTweetMy 1st AGM

After months of preparation, we had our first general annual meeting last weekend. It was a history in the making, perhaps something that we would all look back at in the future. I msut congratulate Dr Khairul Hafidz for achieving such a feat. I guess with the advances in technology as well as the spreading of information, it is a must for a group like MedTweetMy born.
                                                          the usual suspects
Alhamdulillah, in FB we have the mythbusters and a number of allied health personnels are taking the challenge to combat misinformation of the public. Viral news that would tarnish the image of hard working medical personnels should be replied to in a group manner. I guess issues such as the antivax became prominent in the last couple of months. The public is easily swayed by sensational claims which unfortunately lacking the evidence to be supported.
Thank you to the mInsitry of Health in particular the DG Datuk Hisham who himself is an avid social media player. In the past, i dont think the ministry was keen for such efforts. The current DG is non traditional and progressive, hence the dynamism in his efforts and ways.
I congratulate my colleagues in MedTweetMy who are keen to contribute in this manner. I pray that the sustainability of MedTweetMy which would be the challenge of any new societies. 

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

DIAgnosis I : Lets go to Indonesia!

Insha Allah, this Saturday we will be launching the semi-translated DIAgnosis2 in Jakarta. Alhamdulillah, for the opportunity for us to try our luck there. It is never easy to breakthrough their market, but as the philosophy of the book goes, Yang menentukan adalah DIA. Du'a for us, all :)

Monday, September 26, 2016

Supersharks Swimming Carnival 2016

My kids are all aquaphilic. They love water. If we were to go for a holiday break, it would be to a waterpark. Thats how much they love to play in the water.
Once a year, their swimming class organization wil hold a local meet for their students. This will be their second year in supersharks. Qayyum is already completed all the levels and currently in their swimming competitive team. The others are still in the various levels to master the technique and being safe in the water.
Only Laikha was not competing

 It was a proud moment for me as Qayyum won 1 event in his category. The breast stroke! I was there to witness it and he was certainly fast and the clear cut winner! I'm sure wifey is very proud as well as he has been swimming since the age of 3! Alhamdulillah, it was fun to see them enjoying the competition. Qayyum won 1 gold and 1 bronze. Not bad eih!
                                                            25m Advanced Breast stroke
To me, its not about winning it. I encourage my children to join in so that they know what cempetition is all about. It can be highly stressful but at the same time discipline and motivation. The perseverance is important. Wifey was worried if Mizan would stop half way but from what was evidenced yesterday, he tried his best and completed the race. That is what is more important! Sportsmanship and the will to compete! 
I was glad that despite being oncall, i could still be present to support them. Im sure they would appreciate it later in their lives. 

Al Hijrah Assalamualaikum

I was on TV recently after aidiladha. It was in the Alhijrah morning talk show and it was because Ben could not make it. Biasalah, my role as sideshow Bob! I was available so there i was at the studio that early morning! Alhijrah studio is very simple and you'd be surprised to see of how they make their channel look so professional on TV. Kudos to the company. 
 The theme was pengorbanan (its raya haji mah) so obviously the questions were on the sacrifices made by health professionals. They were interested however in my humanitarian missions which i gladly shared my experience about.
 The hosts were kind enough to promote Hipnotis on TV. It was totally unexpected but i guess it needs a bit of boost. Not many people realize that its on the shelves already.
My thanks to the producer who was kind enough to invite me despite being a replacement. It was a wonderful experience and hopefully please invite me again! hahaha


I don't know why i had lost interest in updating my blog. I would have thought its because there is nothing too exciting happening in my life. On the contrary, after the Stok Kangri trip i have been busy and went to India again! haha I have to rekindle this interest so that my blog would remain relevant and active! I guess its a challenge for bloggers to remain blogging. Facebook, twitter, whatsapp has certainly taken over by the means of communication. Social interaction and i must admit i don't really browse blogs anymore. Its not the in thing i guess. 

However, i do believe that my role as the editor of the MSA yearbook had taken most of my time these few months. This important publication was entrusted to me late last year. Itook up the challenge because i reckon i should! Of course i had ideals and i guess the reality struck as time goes by. Now i am a bit worried if whatever i've compiled would be to appealing to my fellow colleagues. But hey, at least i've done it. 
Its coming to the end of September and there are many things going on. Future to be considered etc and a whole lot of things happening in terms of my career, activities, family.
I do hope that this would not be the (again) one post and then you'll read another same anecdote a few months down the line! haha