Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Next station.....Station berikutnya....

Singapore, interchange to Bangalore....Singapura, pertukaran ke Bangalore
*ding dong ding dong*

Yes, that's my next stations in few days later. Everything is almost prepared, i hope. I will be dropping by at singapore for less than 12 hours, then will off to india via Tiger Airway. The purpose of my visit to india is hospital attachment. Together with james and swarna, we will be staying there for almost 1 month. Can't imagine how am i going to survive the next whole november in india! I have been hearing so much about india (mostly negative one) since i decided to go there, just pray that all of these remain as rumors, haha!

Maybe i have been staying at home for a long time, though anticipate the trip, waving goodbye to my mum yesterday before i left the house still dissipated a tinge of sourness in my heart. It's just one month, why am i so emo? Now i just don't dare to think of the moment when my family sending me off to new zealand next year, i will definitely embarrass myself in the airport.

That's not the end of my emotional challenge of the day. Several hours later, i had to say goodbye to 2 close friends of mine that have been playing significant role in my life. When will we see each other again? We really have no clue at all, just hope that this was not the last farewell. Seeing tears rolling down from their very eyes just not the kind of thing that i can bear with, other than hugs, i don't know what's the best way to tell them how much i appreciate this relationships.

We have taken up different paths, that will be leading to different ways. I can't see the other end of my path, but i do pray that my path will criss-crossing yours somewhere, somehow.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Bye bye fungus

Few weeks ago i went to consult a dermatologist in PJ for my patches of hypopigmentation at my back as well as my excessive keratin problem that had been troubling me for approximately 2 years.

The dermatologist was an old bloke and had a small laboratory next to his desk. He didn't ask a lot of questions. After the general examination, he used a cellophane tape and tapped at my back, proceeded with staining and microscoping the specimen that he got on the tape. He asked me to look at it too. I saw several purple circles in clumps surrounded by some cells. The dermatologist described it as grape-shaped (never heard of it before...and he didn't say its scientific name) . He diagnosed it as fungal infection. Later he explained the medicine and cream that he was prescribing to me before i headed out of the room.

Just when i was about to touch the door knob, this dermatologist suddenly asked me lots and lots of personal questions, so i thought he wanted to build last minute rapport and answered him. Mana tau he started giving lecture to me, said what's the most important thing for a medical student lah, don't forget our parents lah, must specialize in the future lah....blah blah blah! Apparently he was an UM's lecturer, no wonder he just couldn't stop all these lecturing. I rather wish he didn't even bother to build rapport with me. Waste my time and my friends' who were waiting outside. We actually wanted to watch a movie after that, but finally had to cancel it because of the 'good advice'. (sorry ah, kajen!)

Now my skin has stopped peeling, and the rashes and hypopigmentation at my body are fading away. I guess the medicine really works. But at the same time, i was forced by james and my mother to eat tomatoes. Why tomatoes? Of all the food in the world, why tomatoes are good for skin? Sigh...for the sake of my smooth, non-peeling skin, even yuckier thing i also need to force it down my throat.

I wonder whether tomatoes or the ketoconazole did the trick. Medicine vs Placebo?

My reward of eating yucky food: Steamy mushroom soup with raisin bun, yummy!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Watch Mamma Mia with my Mama

The first time i watched Mamma Mia was in Hong Kong, the movie was very nice and i was thinking my mum might love it too because she used to be an ABBA fan. Thus after i come back, i asked my whole family to watch it in cinema. It is a very good movie so i thought we should support it and don't get the pirated copy. Unfortunately my parents were kinda busy so the family movie plan had to call off. So i have no choice but to download from the net (good quality though...hehe)

The movie is about a young girl getting married and looking for father. Same thing happen in my family except the father-searching part. Yeah, my sister is getting married. But the sad thing is i can't attend her wedding because i will in New Zealand that time, sob sob.... Anyway, me and my mother have been discussing her party recently. There is one scene in Mamma Mia (Slipping Through My Fingers) shows the mother feeling nostalgic when she was dressing her daughter that will be marrying and leaving her soon. So touching.... (i wonder if my mum has that feeling when my sis marries, hehe!)

Schoolbag in hand, she leaves home in the early morning
Waving goodbye with an absent-minded smile
I watch her go with a surge of that well-known sadness
And I have to sit down for a while
The feeling that Im losing her forever
And without really entering her world
Im glad whenever I can share her laughter
That funny little girl

Slipping through my fingers all the time
I try to capture every minute
The feeling in it
Slipping through my fingers all the time
Do I really see whats in her mind
Each time I think Im close to knowing
She keeps on growing
Slipping through my fingers all the time

Sleep in our eyes, her and me at the breakfast table
Barely awake, I let precious time go by
Then when shes gone theres that odd melancholy feeling
And a sense of guilt I cant deny
What happened to the wonderful adventures
The places I had planned for us to go
(slipping through my fingers all the time)
Well, some of that we did but most we didnt
And why I just dont know

Slipping through my fingers all the time
I try to capture every minute
The feeling in it
Slipping through my fingers all the time
Do I really see whats in her mind
Each time I think Im close to knowing
She keeps on growing
Slipping through my fingers all the time

Sometimes I wish that I could freeze the picture
And save it from the funny tricks of time
Slipping through my fingers...

Slipping through my fingers all the time

Wake up early

I have been waking up late in the morning since my holidays start, as usual, i plan to sleep till around 9am today, but a noise coming from the hall near my house woke me up before that time. Kacao betul....

With my semi-conscious mind i try to figure out what noise is that. It's not a fighting noise(like my previous post), nor the aunties' high pitch chit-chatting voice that passing by in front of my house, it's a SONG! Sang by a group of children. Then i listen carefully, it sounds so familiar. Oh, i remember, it's Children's Day song that i used to sing when i was in primary school.

Children's Day was the most memorable event in my younger days. That day, all classes were canceled and the best part was, we didn't have to wear uniform that day (but now i miss wearing it). Annual singing competition was held on that day as well, i joined it every year, but only won a few times. In conclusion, good old days.....

I tried to find the song's lyric on the internet, but can't find the one i used to sing. I rewrite the lyric below using my memory, correct me if i make any mistake:

(cannot remember the rest)

Monday, October 13, 2008


Yesterday after I finished the famous TVB series ‘Mooncake Resonance’, I felt like I just finished a roller coaster ride. It was very thrilling throughout the whole show, lots of dramatic scenes that only make me feel like scratching the screen. Anyway, there is good ending and my mind finally got back its peacefulness.

However, several hours later when my brain’s alpha wave was tugging me to sleep, a loud scream woke me up. The noise was coming from outside, so I quickly wore my spec and looked out the window. I saw there were 2 indian men, one middle aged and another one in his 20s, quarrelling by the road. I don’t understand what they were talking about as they spoke tamil, the only word that I could hear was ‘Nadi…Nadi..’. Thus in order to enjoy this real drama that was happening in front of my eye (so bad…), I make up a story for them in my mind, I assumed the young guy was trying to go after the middle aged man’s daughter, but the father didn’t allow, so the argument arose. (though it’s just a speculation, this story line seemed fitting the whole scene very well…)

Speaking of screaming, the middle aged man was much louder than the young man. Then this aggressive megaphone started pushing the young man (kinda predicted, so typical right?). At the same time, he also pushed away the young man’s motorcycle a few steps away as to signal the young man to go away. The motorcycle fell on the ground, I heard some glass thingy broke. The middle aged man turned away and walked back, the young man chased after him. And now, the climax began….

Because the middle aged man didn’t want the young man to follow him, he pushed the young man to the ground and start wrestling. Seriously they were wrestling, the middle aged man used both of his leg curling the young man’s legs, while his hands locking the young man’s hands. The young one was obviously being dominated but he never showed any sign of surrendering. He kept on shouting ‘Nadi…Nadi…’ (I wonder if it’s the girl’s name…). Then the middle aged man lifted him up a bit and pushed him down for a few times till the young man stopped shouting. A few of their friends came and tried to pull them apart. Everything seemed resolved….for at least few minutes, they started quarrelling again.

This time, thing became worse. 1 police came by motorcycle and 1 police car followed behind it. Nobody dared to fight or shout anymore, instead they had to explain everything to the police officers. In the end, no one got arrested and live happily ever after????

Hope they won’t fight again in the future.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

When we were still young and innocent....

That day i received a forwarded email, which really reminded me how fast the time had passed through my life. Now that i am old and useless.... Haha! I simplified the content of the mail, just scroll down and look at the pictures, i'm sure you still remember those things.

What we used to watch.....

What we used to have...

What we used to eat...

Woo, Zhao Wei, yummy yummy.... wish i have tasted her, muahaha.... Anyway, do you still remember the White Rabbit? I even remember that the paper that wrap this candy is edible. But now, this candy has to be withdrawn because it was tested to have excessive melamine that will lead to kidney stone among the children. Really glad that it never happen when we were young.

Money-minded business man vs Poor quality control of the governments, which side shall we blame on?