Friday, April 26, 2019

Avengers endgame finale

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The finale of all finales! Avengers Endgame :) I watched it last night courtesy of GBS Iskandar. Its good they have this movie night outs. The first was Captain Marvel last month - and now the epic ending of the MCU saga.
Will i write spoilers for this? Hmm.. i dont think it matters in blogosphere because its not as widespread as fb or twitter. Blogs do not hold any impact as in the 2000s. It serves more of as a personal journal and i don't mind that:) In fact, happy to know that this will stay forever and be referred as per wanted.
The first hour was a bit draggy. Lots of emotions being put into the scenes. Hardcore fans would not mind, the wannabees may be bored with the melancholic story board post Thanos finger snap. When Captain Marvel appeared, Thanos was killed immediately! Haha gile anti-climax! I was laughing because everybody knows that was the point of the story but was ended so swift and easy beginning of the 3hour movie! 
But what came next was wonderful. Multiple peaks into the past of Marvel universe and i enjoyed every bit. Its about quantum physics, wormholes etc.. Tony Stark as usual the genius fella that in the end saved the day! Go team ironman!! :) 
Thor was the anti-hero of the day! haha Boroi is the trend :))) 

"Whatever it takes.."

"I love you 3000 times"

"Part of the journey is the end.."

Goodbye Thanos, Ironman, Black Widow.. huhu 

Thursday, April 11, 2019

4th mission Cambodia Part 2

The usual routine of our project after the surgery was to go into deeper areas to offer khatan. This time around Syariz chose a different province, 4 hours from Phnom Penh - next to Kampung Cham province; Thom in Chetil & one other place (haha i cannot remember the name as i write this). Its always a humble experience to go to these kampongs; it reminds one of the simple life one leads. The priorities are different with different goals. It is such a reminder of one to be humbled and of course syukur to what Allah has provide. It is a reminder to myself especially and being aware of who I am, where I go and what I do. May Allah see this as my deeds insha Allah.
As usual, my role will be the person who anaesthetize these kids; in short, the pain they have to go through is with me and Azmil! haha But I've refined my technique by applying local anaesthetic gel before poking them. I find that it reduces anxiety and a whole lot better experience for them. We do get the typical boys who would try to resist and escape from the process! 
That is part and parcel and a true reflection of our society at large. Some may face their challenge, some may dodge and some avoid altogether. Its a one of a kind experience and with the last few projects, all different experience. Alhamdulillah :) Would I do it again? Of course :) Some might vest in negativities for this; only those who wants to do it, will do it. The joy one cannot describe the peacefulness of mind. 

Thursday, April 04, 2019

4th mission to Cambodia Part 1

Alhamdulillah, the istiqamah is real. I went for my 4th trip (biannually planned since 2017) to Cambodia. I must congratulate Syariz for continuing to make this project ongoing. I am morethan happy to support for each and every project in the future. We are lucky that Muslim Care Malaysia are happy to support this cause too. 

It was sort of reunion for those who went in the first trip back in August 2017. Anis, Aida and Ku Puan came again this time (of course with Mohsin) and Dato Azmil - my counterpart from Prince Court who brought his son to join the project. There were a number of SAS alumnis who followed and it was an interesting crowd. I really do not understand why most of them with the first impression thought that i came from MCKK? Hmmm.. hahaha Kak Ros from Annur was back to and she brought her colleague. I brought Arif, my srub nurse from OT and we had a Kota Bharu surgeon to join us this time.
And as usual, our first part of the project was to perform hernia ops in children in Hospital Beyond Boundaries. I must say the area around the hospital has developed markedly that one cannot really see the HBB building anymore. Around the hospital are factories and new built houses. HBB looked a bit jaded - time to refurbish and refresh the hospital? Maybe next project :) 
In each visit there will always be a challenge. This time around we had issues with power supply! because of the current drought, the electricity supply from the hydroelectric dams were interrupted - hence the usage of genset for the power supply. We had our fair share of blackouts and having to decide on how to use the power effectively - minimal yet safe condition for surgery. 
The next was the GA machine. Mak ai.. we had few issues with leak and it was an experience to manage and decide when we could start or stop. It did not deter me and Azmil to continue with the op but of course with safety consideration high on the list! Had to do few McGyver tricks to run the cases safely! Haha 
Only those who've been to missions like this will know what it feels and how satisfied one would be after finishing the tasks. It was a worthwhile experience and nothing beats the feeling when seeing the kids going back home and their long journey home after the surgery :)