Thursday, December 9, 2010

The Colour of My Mind by Albert Wang

There was a guy approached me while I was waiting for my number to be registered for consultation. He bumped into me and showed me a newspaper article saying that it is his church friend, Albert Wang who pen about his lifetime story of schizoprenia incidence (In some other words, people in the society commonly regards it as “Orang Gila”). He told me that Albert is currently warded at UMMC for treatment. And they published this thin book for sale with the purposes to generate Albert Wang’s medical expenses, at the same time, educating public about schizoprenia.

The guy didn’t seem like a fraud through the evidence he had shown me. Eventually I forked out RM20 to get this 66-page-book because it did impress me at the first sight and somehow I could feel the sincere effort of the writer in writing this book. I wanna find out more about any kind of diseases, what more it is from the patient’s own experiences itself?

Okay, till this part is still fine. After 20 mins while I was waiting at another corner for consultation, the same guy met me again. And this time, he spotted me reading the book and requested for a photograph together with the book. Okay, just a small task, ok lor.. But he then questioned me further about my background and even asking me whether I’m single. This indeed was kinda eerie. And I actually missed my turn for consultation due to the photograph. =.=


After all, it is a bless I think to have encountered this random occasion during my consultation at UMMC. That guy didn’t do anything to me lar.. lol..phew. =)

The book did give a kind of feeling that the writer is really like talking to the one who is reading his book, which it gives me a feeling that it is a good book although the writer just used simple layman english to convey little bit about his life, how he was before he got diagnosed with schizoprenia, what happens after he was certified to be schizoprenic and so on.

I would like to share a small part of the book chapter 1 as it did drive me to read forward with just a simple introduction like this:

Chapter 1: The Beginning of the End

was born Wang Tew Jit in october 10,1957 at the Assunta Hospital in Petaling Jaya, Selangor. My father was a fishmonger at the Pasar Buroh Wholesale Market in Selangor, in the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur.
While my father took care of the fish business, my mother took care of me. I was a pak-pak kei kei to my parents. This meant that I was a chubby boy whom my mother and father loved. My childhood days were carefree and happy.
I was a bright student in kindergarten and obedient to both my teacher and parents. I remember telling them that when I grow up, I will buy myself a Jaguar and life in a big bungalow. My father would be very happy each time he heard that. It was just a small boy’s fantasy. But in my heart, I had a burning desire to see that fantasy come true.
While growing up, I was shattered with the untimely demise of my mother. I was in tremendous pain when one day I found my mother hanging from the guava tree in the backyard of our house. She had committed suicide.

… … … … … … … … … … …

So that is just a very small part of the beginning.. I won’t show you the whole story of course, I don’t want to get sued by people lor. lol. If you feel like reading further, please go and get one or you can borrow from me, I’ll charge you! LOL. just kidding!

But for people out there, if you does hook up with what I‘ve written, don’t hesitate to get a copy while at the same time you are helping the patient too.

Last but not least, I would like to show a you-tube clip of that author too. =)

Can you feel the great spark of fighting for life in this patient?

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

To confirm diagnosis

There were three of us went to university clinic for different complications, hoping that the clinic will direct us to UMMC. For your information, clinic at my university is kinda lousy in service, students have no confidence in them at all. So in the end, only ME got the letter. LOL. Yes, it is definitely not something cool. So with these referral letters, I can get free consultation in UMMC. Woots!

And this is the content of the letter which written by the university general practitioner:

Medical students, if you’re reading this, hopefully you do understand what it is written there. =D

So, this is what I’ve got from UMMC GENERAL PRACTITIONER again. =( I thought I could have been directed to enterologist straight away. So, the general practitioner actually put me on a 3 weeks’ course of ranitidine+magnesium trisilicate (FYI, it is for gastric) and need me to come back for another consultation after weeks. According to the general practitioner, she would like to monitor my condition with these medicaments first, then only decide whether to direct me to enterologist during the next follow ups. So, mamamama, I gotta take these non palatable medicaments, especially the magnesium trisilicate! I’m not fancy with liquid dosage form. =(

And another silly thing is, I was prescribed with 15ml magnesium trisilicate 3 times per day for 3 weeks mer. But the two bottles only have 400ml in sum wor.

Hello, 15 x 3 times daily x 21 days = 945ml, and you give me not even half of the total dose??!! Inadequate medications being distributed?? So, I just ought to take for 2 weeks is it? buhhhh~~ =.=

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Shout: IBS sufferer

It is torturing. It is a psychological trigger. It is an intolerant. It still doesn’t get away.
Due to this, I started to google for relievers and it’s disheartening to find that it has NO CURE.
Aarrgghh… IBS why u cross my life without permission?!

Feel like hanging myself:


To prepare myself for the battle, I should purchase this:


But it’s only available at USA and UK starts from dec 2010. O.o wth.

Some says from the site
The bad news is that there is no cure for IBS, and it can be difficult to treat. The good news is that you live in a time when IBS is finally beginning to get the attention and research it deserves - and the drugs. The internet has lead to a huge amount of support being available online, with plenty of support groups and messageboards available, and you're really not alone!

I should be glad or mourning over it knowing that my suffers will be lasting for quite some time?
I’m officially an IBS sufferer =(

Sunday, November 21, 2010


Four more days to the final assessments and I couldn’t study with the burps haunting me. =( Current average burping frequency is one burp per 10 seconds. In peak period, it can be one burp per 3 seconds. Goodness! I can’t take this anymore. When the burps couldn’t be released, I felt like nauseated. This condition has been catching me for about 3 months.

Last week, I had diarrhea again which drove me for a medical consultation to check out what’s actually going on with me. Another problem within me is I have been experiencing diarrhea here and then. Sometimes, I got diarrhea with tremendous pain which made my whole face turned pale and my extremities got cold and I could have fainted if condition went uncontrolled. There was time when in severe pain, I was thinking if I really fainted in the toilet some day guess nobody would have realised it. hahaha.. Sounds sarcastic uh, as a healthcare student I have a lot of health problems with me. LOL. The whole gastrointestinal condition giving all these eerie experiences.

If you’re a medical student itself and you knows so well about how human body functions, when your own body reacts adversely, you will start thinking of the worst possibilities like : I might have cancer? LOL. Choi Choi Choi~ But that thought would cross my mind sometimes. =D Hey this is absolutely rational thinking okay. One of the underlying causes for chronic diarrhea is cancer mer.. XD

So, the diagnosis was:

I got IBS, to be exact, Irritable Bowel Syndrome. It was said to be stress-induced. =)
And with that medication prescribed:

Metrogyl and Atropine for my diarrhea.

Liblan and Omeprazole for my IBS

But, I don’t think the medications work. It may work in the case of reducing my gastric acidity but not for the burps i think. I still burping freaking much though I have taken half course of the medicine so far. And there is no way I can control my stress while the nerves get tensed during critical times. So, OMG I shall keep burping for whole of my life! =S

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Qwerty Keyboard

It’s time to say byebye to my extraordinarily old SE K700i cell phone which has been with me all the while for more than 4 years. As my first phone, it had been serving me well except the navigation key which sulking sometimes. There are people who fond of switching phones from time to time which I see it as a lavish and not nature-conserving type of people, wasting a lot of natural resources plus the batteries of phones causing much hazards to the environment, just to fulfill their personal desires. There is a funny thought in me where I sometimes will regard those who frequently changing cellphones as playboys/playgirls who switching partners like changing clothes. LOL. If the pattern of using phone can be equalized to the loyalty of a person to somebody, then I guess I should be a super duper loyal girl??!! hahaha…

To decide on which cellphone to serve me for the next few decades, it had been a baffling issue for me. Finally, I got one with the following criteria:
1) I need a pda phone/ smartphone.
2) I want a qwerty keyboard phone.
3) I don’t want a slide phone nor touch screen phone.

So, perhaps you will suggest blackberry. But, this time is dad who pays for me. As a FILIAL daughter (ahem), I would like to save his pennies, moreover, he definitely won’t be paying single cent and vituperate me if I choose an over budget phone. For the parents, they have a thought that I should just get myself a phone which can make calls and text messaging and that should be enough for me. True to some points for my current status, so I obey since the primary reason for me to get a new phone is because my old phone has became faulty. But of course I would like to get a phone with certain good functions provided. Out of the shortlisted, I picked this:

Yea, a Nokia E Series phone which I like it very much. Yea, it’s a qwerty keypad phone which simply means a phone with full keypad just like those of the computer keyboard. Notice the word “QWERTY” (which I don’t know how to pronounce yet), it is simply adopted from the first row of the keypad alphabets. So cool!!! =)

Mom commented that the device is such a big one which makes me look rough, not nice at all. LOL. On the other hand, brother who wanted me so much to get a N8 instead, commented that it’s ugly too. Hahaha… But I’m still very attached to this one =D

To be honest, when I first saw blackberry last time, I yelled at its keypad because I was thinking that .. .. .. it is ugly. LOL. And now I got this, can’t believe that I started to grow fond of it!! It eases the typing by allowing simple and rapid typing with its full keyboard!! And the reason for me not to get a touch screen phone is because the touch screen is functioning a litlle slow. When you touch on an alphabet, it takes about 1 second to make the sense detected. Sometimes you may just miss the touch and re-touch it several times. That was what I experienced when I used my brother’s HTC for one day previously (I’m noob in touch pad perhaps. Haha). Maybe the technology can be improvised several years later and I’m looking forward for that. And for now I would need a fast typing one. =)

Another cool thing about this keypad is its navigation key. It possesses four side buttons for you to press up, down, right and left. Another option is you can choose to use the optical navigation key which is the red rounded square at the centre as shown in the image. Just by a sense of touch, you can navigate by swiping your finger on it to the direction you wants!! After all, i still can have some touch sense mode in this device. Woohoo.. =D

I’m obsessed with its specifications. The only regret is I wasn’t able to get the gold colour of this due to some miscommunications. See, the gold colour (the first phone in the image below) is much more feminine and classy! =(


Anyway, hopefully it serves me well for the upcoming days. Long live e72! And friends, you can call me at anytime now without hindrance. =D

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


My last day of lecturing was initiated with the following:

Yea, Bisou bake shop at Bangsar Village, a shopping mall where classy rich population strolls at. Sadly to say, I’m not belonged to the population k.. Haha… I came across this bake shop about two months ago where I found its cupcakes were pretty well decorated. Guess it won’t taste really bad as there are only two outlets available at Malaysia. Another is at Suria KLCC. So, both locations have some “Standard”, so it won’t go really wrong guaaaa~ So, we decided to give it a try.

The design of the bake shop:

It is just a simple open space located near the bridge which connects the two divisions of the Bangsar Village. A simple whitish build-up of the bake shop equipped with several tables and seatings together with array of cupcakes at the entrance.

Looks like some bridal shower cake…

Some cupcake displays at the bakeshop. Look tempting?? LOL… They are all artificial!! Gotcha!! XD

And these are the real one… ChuiHua looks excited over those pretty cupcakes =D

Now, lets have a close view. Proudly presenting:

There should have more choices offered but these were what we got that day. We were standing in front of the cupcakes and wondering which to be brought back. After 15 mins, we paid up. The cupcakes cost rm5 for each. For every 5 pieces purchased one extra free cupcake will be given. So it means rm25 for six. =)

And it comes with a pretty paper bag!

Tata~ These were what we got. To tell the truth, the prettier the cupcakes, the more unpleasant the taste would be. LOL. I’m serious. The Vanilla Garden and Love Me Tender are the worst. The most palatable cupcakes which I like the most is the Choco Dementia. Not because of the medical word Dementia, is because it has a thick chocolate paste in the cupcakes. Therefore it tastes GOOD. If you wants a milder chocolate taste, then I would suggest Ebony& Ivory or Bling Bling (what a lame name..LOL).Guess why we got all those cupcakes??

It’s for them – QingLiang and Sue! We were celebrating for their early birthdays. It is huge early for Sue as her birthday is still about 3 weeks apart. LOL. But have no choice, both of them will be having birthdays during our study week.

(p/s: Hey, you got a big SAM TET on your shirt lor! Semua orang akan tau~)

A warm pic of the day. Red heart(One person is missing)

Happy birthday to the November babies. =)

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Alexis Bistro & Wine Bar @ Jalan Ampang

Hi peeps, sorry for the delay (If you’ve been waiting for this post as I mentioned it in previous post).
Alexis was the place I wish to recommend to all of you.
There are several Alexis outlets can be sought in KL which include Jalan Ampang, The Gardens and Bangsar. The Alexis I managed to reached the other day was situated at Great Eastern Mall, Jalan Ampang. It is located at the ground floor of the mall.Yup, Great Eastern does have a Mall, a surprise finding indeed.

The  attendees who managed to enjoy the great stylish interior, kind & polite hospitality and the most importantly fine dining at Alexis Bistro:
Okay, I don’t know what’s wrong with the uploading, the colour of the image changed, making me looks so pale in here =.=

Alexis is reknowned for its flimsy Pizza, so of course we wouldn’t miss out this. The Pizza which I’ve never seen before, be prepared as I’m going to reveal its name… … …
It is aglio olio e pomodoro (RM25). Nahhh, do you know how to pronounce? Seriously, I don’t know. LOL. It is Italian. Aglio means garlic, olio stands for oil and pomodoro is tomato. So, it simply means Italian Pizza with garlic, olive oil and tomatoes. Interesting? Learning Italian through dining! =)
Now, open your eyes as big as possible, notice the Pizza thickness, or I should say thinness. It is even thinner than a Roti Canai! The culinary piece has to be eaten as soon as it is served and you will enjoy its crispness. The feeling when you crunch on it is sort of like eating a crispy potato chips. I super duper likey this! =) There are several types of Italian Pizza in the menu as well, I bet you wouldn’t want me to mention the culinary names at here (It is a huge long alien language to me and you okay). LOL.

The second delicacy would be the grilled marinated calamari which I mentioned in previous post. Just an appetizer of four little squids at RM 18. Yea, I love edible ocean creatures particularly Crab and Squid. Look, the squids are in good shapes, guess they were well fed before they got caught by fisherman just to fulfill seafood seekers like me. Hehe..

Now, the third cuisine – Tiramisu cake which is a signature afters of the bistro.
Take 1 –Blur

Take 2 – Still Blur =P

Take 3 – Finally =D
The Tiramisu cake is filled with almonds and peanuts on top together with strawberry dip aside. Reviews saying that it is one of the best tiramisu in the town. I’m not a tiramisu seeker, so not sure how true it is but this delicate piece is definitely one of the impeccable cakes I’ve ever tried. It is just a small one at a cost of RM 15. They allow buying of a whole cake which I guess will be real expensive, over hundred. When will I get a full blown to please my sweet tooth??

We ordered shooters just to try out. I enquired the  waiter which one is more suitable for a lady. LOL. Yes, I knew it will be real yuck if it turns out bad. That’s why I need some recommendation from the waiter to ensure that it won’t appear to be a bolt from the blue.

Peach Fix with vodka, peach schnapps and fresh peaches. This was what the waiter recommended.

Meanwhile, David ordered a thin blue line which is… … … … HAHAHAH…

Look at the pretty bluish liquor with a crystal-like shadow at the bottom.

Now, see the outcomes. It was amazing that I managed to finished my peach fix. As you can see he couldn’t. Note the consumption levels, apparently I finished mine and he didn’t. The level in the thin blue line was mostly I drank one lorrr… hahaha… So wild.. The thin blue line was kinda ardent which I could hardly accept too. LOL.

Alexis, this is a place which I can assure you will never regret for going! Love Alexis! Wish to go again! Hand up anyone? =D

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Courtesy of Squid-ing =)

Grilled Marinated Calamari with Oregano & Garlic is presented. –Drooling??-  =)

Slice to see whether it is clearly cleaned. Good job, no stuffy internal content. 

Ready to be eaten by a seafood-lover. Proud to die in my mouth? =D

Hmmm..…!!!! Juiciness, Tenderness and Chewiness are crammed down to my throat. Contented! Thumbs up
-To be revealed, Stay tune- Rolling on the floor laughing

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