Saturday, August 22, 2009

Tawaran Hebat!

First day of Ramadhan.. we woke up early for sahur. It was a struggle to wake up Nurul. Even during the sahur, she pull her longest face. Hopefully will be better tomorrow.

So, don't forget to catch this special bonus. For this month only!

If you want to listen to the Al-Quran recite, Hubby found this one interesting website from Jakim. Way to go...

Last but not least, heard this from HotFM by Prof Izzi..
"Jika kamu menyambut Ramadhan dengan hati yg gembira, maka diharamkan ke atas kamu, api neraka". (I think it is from a hadith)

Marilah kita bersama2 memeriah bulan Ramadhan kali ini. Salam Ramadhan, Selamat Berpuasa!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

The most sensible advise about H1N1!

How to prevent H1N1 - An email forward is reproduced below:

Thanks to media hype about H1N1, several people who trust me have either approached or called me to advise. The hype in media about the utility of face masks and N95 respirators as a tool for general protection against H1N1 can't be deplored enough. Yesterday, a friend who listened wanted me to write down briefly what I advised so that he could tell others in similar words. Hence this short email to friends whom I have advised recently (and others whom I haven't yet). Please realize that this is not an official advice, especially the one about face masks or N95.

Most N95 respirators are designed to filter 95% particulates of 0.3µ, while the size of H1N1 virus is about 0.1µ. Hence, dependence on N95 to protect against H1N1 is like protecting against rain with an umbrella made of mosquito net.

Tamiflu does not kill but prevents H1N1 from further proliferation till the virus limits itself in about 1-2 weeks (its natural cycle). H1N1, like other Influenza A viruses, only infects the upper respiratory tract and proliferates (only) there. The only portals of entry are the nostrils and mouth/ throat. In a global epidemic of this nature, it's almost impossible not coming into contact with H1N1 in spite of all precautions. Contact with H1N1 is not so much of a problem as proliferation is.

While you are still healthy and not showing any symptoms of H1N1infection, in order to prevent proliferation, aggravation of symptoms and development of secondary infections, some very simple steps - not fully highlighted in most official communications - can be practiced (instead of focusing on how to stock N95 or Tamiflu):

1. Frequent hand-washing (well highlighted in all official communications).

2. "Hands-off-the- face" approach. Resist all temptations to touch any part of face (unless you want to eat or bathe).

3. Gargle twice a day with warm salt water (use Listerine if you don't trust salt). H1N1 takes 2-3 days after initial infection in the throat/ nasal cavity to proliferate and show characteristic symptoms. Simple gargling prevents proliferation. In a way, gargling with salt water has the same effect on a healthy individual that Tamiflu has on an infected one. Don't underestimate this simple, inexpensive and powerful preventative method.

4. Similar to 3 above, clean your nostrils at least once every day with warm salt water. Not everybody may be good at Jala Neti or Sutra Neti (very good Yoga asanas to clean nasal cavities), but blowing the nose hard once a day and swabbing both nostrils with cotton buds dipped in warm salt water is very effective in bringing down viral population.

5. Boost your natural immunity with foods that are rich in Vitamin C (Amla and other citrus fruits). If you have to supplement with Vitamin C tablets, make sure that it also has Zinc to boost absorption.

6. Drink as much of warm liquids as you can. Drinking warm liquids has the same effect as gargling, but in the reverse direction. They wash off proliferating viruses from the throat into the stomach where they cannot survive, proliferate or do any harm.

7. All these are simple ways to prevent, within means of most households, and certainly much less painful than to wait in long queues outside public hospitals.

Happy breathing!

Best regards.

Dr.Ashutosh Mundkur "

Tuesday, August 18, 2009


Wow.. it has been a while since the last time I jot down in this blog. Jangan ambek hati ya blog. Macam busy giler misako lately. Macam lah org lain pun ndak busy. But seriously, there are so so many things come into my desk at the same time. My proposal has no progress since the last time I did the introduction. Now I need to collect all the 'evidence' for the DS52 process. At the same time we are working on the Website Competition thingy. Papers? Journals? Don't ask me. This is the worse year... So many thing to do, but so little time (is it?). MQA! Please go away, today is not your turn. Will see you MQA docs tomorrow. meeting lah pulak bisuk.

Bah, ada lagi masa mo mencoret di sini. Ok lah.. oklah.. got to go. Hope I can clear up all the To Do list the soonest possible.

Sunday, August 09, 2009

I jumped on a snowman sliding down a hill because I’m AWESOME!

Boring? Bah, try this. Who knows, it turn out to be really funny. But mine is so plain, right?
Type out the sentence you end up with in the TITLE of your note and tag your friends. Have fun. :D

Pick the month you were born:

January-------I kicked

February------I loved

March--------I karate chopped

April----------I licked

May----------I jumped on

June----------I smelled

July-----------I did the Macarena With

August--------I had lunch with

September----I danced with

October-------I sang to

November-----I yelled at

December-----I ran over

Pick the day (number) you were born on:

1-------a birdbath

2-------a monster

3-------a phone

4-------a fork

5-------a snowman

6-------a gangster

7-------my mobile phone

8-------my dog

9-------my best friends' boyfriend

10-------my neighbour

11-------my science teacher

12-------a banana

13-------a fireman

14-------a stuffed animal

15-------a goat

16-------a pickle

17-------your mom

18-------a spoon

19------ - a smurf

20-------a baseball bat

21-------a ninja

22-------Chuck Norris

23-------a noodle

24-------a squirrel

25-------a football player

26-------my sister

27-------my brother

28-------an iPod

29-------a surfer

30-------a homeless guy

31-------a llama

What is the last number of the year you were born:

1--------- In my car

2 --------- On your car

3 ----------- In a hole

4 ----------- Under your bed

5 ----------- Riding a Motorcycle

6 --------- sliding down a hill

7 --------- in an elevator

8---------- at the dinner table

9 -------- In line at the bank

0 -------- in your bathroom

Pick the color of shirt you are wearing:

White---------because I'm cool like that

Black---------because that's how I roll.

Pink-----------because I'm NOT crazy.

Red-----------because the voices told me to.

Blue-----------because I'm sexy and I do what I want

Green---------because I think I need some serious help.

Purple---------because I'm AWESOME!

Gray----------because Big Bird said to and he's my leader.

Yellow--------because someone offered me 1,000,000 dollars

Orange--------because my family thinks I'm stupid anyway.

Brown---------because I can.

Other----------because I'm a Ninja!

None----------because I can't control myself!

Now type out the sentence you made, write 'em as the TITLE line and tag your friends in the note!

Thursday, August 06, 2009

H1N1 : Patient Home Assessment Tool

Got this email, circulate by the Medical School, this morning:

The following patient home assessment tool designed to detect moderate or severe
influenza can be used to guide the patient on the need to seek professional medical
Patients with Influenza-Like-Illness are advised to seek medical care should they develop any of the
symptoms and signs listed as below :

  1. Respiratory Difficulties: Shortness of breath, rapid breathing or
    Purple or blue discoloration of lips
  2. Coughing out blood or blood streaked sputum
  3. Persistent chest pains
  4. Persistent diarrhea and / or vomiting
  5. Fever persisting beyond 3 days or recurring after 3 days
  6. Abnormal behaviour , confusion, less responsive , convulsion
  7. Dizziness when standing and/or reduced urine production

Hope it’s help us to assess ourselves.

For more information pls visit :

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Pics.. sana sini

For several entries, there are no pic to accompany them. So, I lump all the pics here lah.

Can't remember which Sunday, we went to Grace Point Food Court for a brunch.

Hubby tekun menghadap menunya.


Sedap Danish?

Alamak, kuih lagi besar dr Danial!

Monday, August 03, 2009

Datuk Musa Aman is Org Sungai?

We went back to Sandakan last month to attend the Bangsa Sungai ceremony to crown Datuk Musa Aman as the Tagajoh Gayoh - Pemimpin Agung. Where he got the Sungai blood? From his grandmother, at his father's side. His grandmother, nenek Mega, was from Kinabatangan.

My dad is one of the organizing committee, therefore, we also got involve in the ceremony preparation. Most of the information can be found at this link Persatuan Bangsa Sungai.

Some pics from the ceremony: (will be posted later)


Just heard the news. My friend had delivered a baby boy last month. However, the baby has passed away this morning due to internal complication from the Prune Belly Syndrome. It is sad, but Allah has plans for all of us. Takziah, Pipah.. Be strong.