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August 29, 2008

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Happy Birthday, Fallen Angel!

August 28, 2008

23 years ago, an angel fell down from the Heavens and landed in a nicely cushioned sack surrounded by amniotic fluid and became mortal 9 months later on the 28th of August 1985! Though his wings were lost the moment he fell down to earth, and his memories forgotten the minute he cried his first cry as a mortal, this fallen angel had no doubt kept the one thing only angel’s had.. A heart so pure, without a tinch of irony in it!

Fallen Angel

Fallen Angel

However, now that this fallen angel is mortal, because of external factors, he grew up to be a name-calling idiot who loved to target poor innocent girls like me, enjoyed scaring people off with his infestation of sarcoptes scabei, had fun comparing the size of a giant pineapple with human heads (namely mine), teased people about being real women, and most of all, took great joy in seeing his victims act up and go mad everytime he bullied them!

Evil Tek Jee - Take 1

Evil Tek Jee - Take 1

But, although this fart-producing factory (who had once farted in my face just to wake me up) seems like a great big bully who scolds people when they cry, he is still very much the angel he used to be. His heart unperturbed by the evil forces that surrounds this whole world, remains as pure as ever! But of course, he only shows his true colours when situation calls for it.. If not, he’s just another great big bully! Lols!

Evil Tek Jee - Take 2

Evil Tek Jee - Take 2

Anyways, I just wanna say, Happy 23rd Birthday, Fallen Angel, who’s name is now Chin Tek Jee! Thanks for being a wonderful friend, for being there for me when I needed an ear and a shoulder to cry on, for being the pillar of strength to which I could always put my weight upon, and mostly for just being you! But no, I still do not like my head being compared to the size of a pineapple, and no, I’m not a lakia!! Nor do I look anything like the Mighty Ducks or whatever you call them!! Hmmph!!

Evil Tek Jee - Take 3

Evil Tek Jee - Take 3

LOLS! Have a great one, dear friend! God Bless! And I hope you liked your surprise! *Grins*

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Tick, Tick, Tick & Done!

August 26, 2008

I finally finished doing everything I was supposed to do as according to the SPA offer letter I got.. It took me a total of two days to complete everything including my medical check-up..

In my last post, I complained about how hostile the people at the magistrate were right? All that emotional turmoil just to get one damn signature!! Hmmph!!

I’m still glad I got everything done anyways! Check out my first ever chest x-ray!! And yay! I’m fit for service!! So send me to work already!! My pockets are really dried up!!!

Lastly, my KWSP!! Wee~!! I feel so grown up! LOLS!! Now for my future employers to fill it up ASAP!!

And now, to wait for the letter from Pharmacy Board regarding their acknowlegement of my being a pharmacist, and the letter from MOH regarding my posting!

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Cekap & Mesra?

August 25, 2008

I went all around town today with my mom to do whatever I needed to do before starting work. I had to go for my medical check-up (I did my CXR for the very first time!!), get some papers certified and signed, and so on and so forth! Anyways, I had to go to the local Magistrate to state my oath in front of the Commissioner of Oaths. Coz it was my first time, I obviously had to ask around – you know, how to go about? Who to see? Etc etc..

So anyways, all the windows to the counters including the inquiry counter was closed despite the fact it was suppose to be opened at 8AM (I was there at about 9AM).. Then I saw this lawyer dude signing some papers so I approached him and asked about how I should go about.. And gosh, he was so RUDE and HOSTILE and the way he talked to me was like as though I had a criminal record and I was being convicted or something! B**tard!

So fine.. I sat down, my mom was already muttering coz she didn’t like the way the guy answered me.. Then when I saw this delivery guy opening the window at the inquiries counter, I followed suit and did the same.. Because the windows are tinted, I couldn’t see the inside.. And when I opened the window after ringing the “call-for-assistance” bell, I saw a man behind the counter, playing with his handphone!! So OK, I asked him where should I go to take my oath, and he was RUDE to me! With his EXASPERATED tone of voice, he told me to go upstairs to where I would see an Indian man..

FINE~!! So I went upstairs to find this Indian man he was talking about.. When I went up, all I saw was a signboard that said something like “Walkway for Lawyers and.. urm.. something or rather” (in other words, no trespassing) and another door that said “Court is in session” (in Malay of course).. So mom and I sat outside like bl**dy fools waiting for someone to walk out of the door!

About 15 – 20 minutes later, I saw an Indian lawyer talking to some guy at the no trespassing area.. So I went up to talk to the lawyer.. And you know what? He just looked at me when I smiled, and walked away!! Again, FINE!! Then finally, this girl walked out of the no trespassing area and asked me whom I wanted to see.. And I told her I needed to see the Commissioner of Oaths and she was like.. “Oh, just walk through that door!”, pointing to a room at the no trespassing area! Like WTH?? If people are suppose to walk into the room to take their oaths, then why was that stupid NO TRESPASSING sign even put there??!

You know what was the most IRONIC thing??

"... memberi perkhidmatan kaunter yang CEKAP dan MESRA!"

"... memberi perkidmatan kaunter yang CEKAP dan MESRA"

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Meh, Gi Kelate ~ Up & About

August 24, 2008

I was in Kota Bahru for 3 nights.. The first night we didn’t go anywhere after checking into a budget inn my mum’s friend’s friend helped us book coz by the time we reached Kelantan, it was about 8.30PM and we were dead tired! I didn’t manage to sleep well though that night coz I totally hated the room, plus both my mum’s friends who were sleeping on both sides of me were snoring!!!

Not to mention, the comforter was not only thin, but also really smelly (like stale sweat), the toilet leaked when you flushed (which means fecal matter could have leaked out), and there was no toilet roll!!! I then asked for an extra blanket (which cost me RM5) but that extra blanket was too thin!! Well, at least it wasn’t smelly!

Can you imagine driving the whole day, then not being able to sleep the whole night?? *Groan*

Btw, I found that things in Kota Bahru are generally more expensive than most states in Malaysia.. That includes KL! I mean, it’s like you pay RM5 for quality food in KL, but you pay RM5 for crap in Kota Bahru! And oh, did I mention, it was RM99/night per room in a BUDGET inn? Madness!!

[Edited @ 09:45 on 15th October 2008 — HAPPY?]

Moving on…

The next night, my mum’s friend’s friends brought us out to dinner. I was pretty shocked to learn that Dr. Leong’s son was married to my friend, Tak Yee’s sister! Gosh, what a small world! Anyways, we went to this one really old Chinese restaurant in Kota Bahru town. The food wasn’t too bad, and I really liked the taste of their Chinese tea! It was somewhat a fusion between the usual Quan Yin tea and “Lou Han Kuo”! Yum!!

It's been around for about 50 years?!

It's been around for about 50 years??!

Dr. Leong & wife (who's also a doctor!)

Dr. Leong & wife (who's also a doctor!)

We wanted to go shopping that night but unfortunately we got lost trying to find a new hotel we were suppose to check into the next day! (Yes, we couldn’t stand it at the stupid budget inn anymore! Plus, we were constipated! LOLS!)

During lunch break on the 21st, we checked into our new hotel room.. New Pacific Hotel did not dissapoint us! Thank you, Pn. Nadia for recommending that hotel! I was so glad it had a real bathroom with toilet papers and proper, WASHED and thick comforters!! Not to mention a great view of Kota Bahru!

Special rates for Government Servants

Special rates for Government Servants

Bird's eye view of Kota Bahru

Bird's eye view of Kota Bahru

That night, after the seminar had ended, Sr. Lee (one of my mum’s friend) and I went shopping at KB Mall! It was like one of the biggest and most prominent buildings in Kota Bahru, and it was smack in the centre of town! I was surprised to see Kelantanese girls clad in clothes of minimal cloth, and Muslim girls without their head scarfs! To think I fell for that propaganda that was circling about how rigid Kelantan is!

The only other place I've seen McD in Jawi was Brunei!

The only other place I've seen McD in Jawi was Brunei!

DiGi made just for Kelantanese

DiGi made just for Kota Bahru-ians!

Well, all-in-all, it was an eye and also a mind-opening experience! I wish I could’ve managed to catch the sunrise though.. Too bad I couldn’t wake up in time! So now I can proudly say I’ve been to every state in Malaysia except Kedah and Perlis! Yay!!

P/S: Kelantan people are generally friendly and helpful! And quite a handful of them have long goatees which I was tempted to pull! LOLS!

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Meh, Gi Kelate ~ The Seminar

August 24, 2008

“A picture paints a thousand words~!”

Here are 11,000 words minus the captions under each picture lols!

But here’s just a brief summary of what the seminar was about..

Basically this seminar was about alternative medicine and conventional medicine in the treatment of cancer. Experts in cancer treatments, nutrition and alternative medicines came from all over Malaysia to give talks about how cancer can be treated and post-chemo/radio management of patients.

To sum it up, the whole seminar was but an argument on whether conventional medicine was better than alternative medicine and vice versa, or whether both these areas of medicine should be carried out concomitantly (not concurrently) in the best interest of cancer patients!

In my humble opinion, I think the quacks and EBM-rigids should work hand-in-hand and not against one another.. But of course, I believe that patients should be treated with conventional medicine, then have an improved quality of life and maintained well-being with alternative medicine!

P/S: Kelantan people really like their Bomohs!

USM Kubang Kerian

The venue ~ USM Kubang Kerian

Complimentary Sling Bag and Participant Badge

Complimentary sling bag and participant badge

12 CPD Points! (But can I use that when I start work?)

12 CPD Points! (But can I use that when I start work?)

Interesting 2-day Seminars

Interesting 2-day Seminar

Dean of Medical School ~ Super Young Right??

Dean of Medical School ~ Super young right??

"Charge!!"

"Makan time!! Charge!!!"

4 Times A Day - For an 8 hour Seminar

4 Times A Day - For an 8 hour Seminar

Pharmacist by nature - Now, Expert in Alternative Medicine!

Pharmacist by nature - Now, Expert in Alternative Medicine!

Trained Gynaecologist - Now, Qigong Master!!

Trained Gynaecologist - Now, Qigong Master!!

Case Studies - Forum & Discussion

Case Studies - Forum & Discussion

Case Studies - Forum & Discussion

The panelists - Alternative medicine Vs. Conventional medicine

Next, pictures taken in Kelantan~!! (Not that many though.. I was driving most of the time and not to mention, getting lost! Ish!!)

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Meh, Gi Kelate ~ The Drive

August 23, 2008

[Title translation: Meh, Gi Kelate = Let’s Go To Kelantan]

Where should I start?

I went to Kelantan last Tuesday with two of my mum’s friends to attend a seminar on Integrative Oncology – Cancer Care Beyond Boundaries, and truth be told, that was the LONGEST ride I’ve ever took!!

The whole journey from Segamat to Kota Bahru (via Kuantan and Kuala Terengganu) took about ELEVEN friggin’ hours!! With a few stops here and there of course.. If we had travelled the whole way without resting for a bit, we might have made it to Kelantan in 9 hours or so..

Anyways, here are some pictures I took on the way to Kelantan.. But I must first apologise for the “blurriness” of most of the photos I took coz they were taken without flash, and while we were on the move.. And some are really bad coz I didn’t take them LOLS!

Oil Refinery @ Kerteh, Terengganu

Oil Refinery @ Kerteh, Terengganu

Terengganu ~ The Land of Turtles on Lamposts!

Terengganu ~ The Land of Turtles on Lamposts!

Scenic Drive Along The Coastal Line

Scenic Drive Along The Coastal Line

Kuala Terrengganu's Floating Mosque??

Kuala Terrengganu's Floating Mosque??

Paddy Fields Further Up North

Paddy Fields Further Up North

"For Real??"

"For Real??"

There’s still quite a number of pictures I’d like to share with you, including those I took during the seminar and perhaps some videos of the very interesting forum displayed during the seminar.. So do stay tuned for my next few posts ok?

Cheers~!!