Friday, July 25, 2014

Gaza and MH17

Two scenes that has different outcome....

It is disheartening for me to see that innocent people are being killed mercilessly and that we are defenseless and powerless to change the outcome of those scenario.

In time of Ramadhan, let us wish that Allah grant a place in heaven for those innocent people and grant peace for all Muslims.
298 people killed in the MH17 disaster. Over 600 killed in Gaza. The elite western reaction to these two different tragedies – one still ongoing – tells us so much about the world we live in. 

Even though no conclusive evidence has yet been produced that rebels in the east of Ukraine did shoot down the Malaysian airliner, Western elites, neocon and faux-left commentators have gone on a foaming-at-the-mouth anti-Russian frenzy holding President Putin personally responsible for the deaths and hurling abuse at those of us who don’t join in the “It’s all Russia’s fault” blame game. 

Although we don't have conclusive proof that Russia did supply the rebels with the equipment that would enable them to shoot down an aircraft travelling at such a high altitude (Russia has issued firm denials), we are told that “the world is watching Putin” and that Russia must be punished with yet more sanctions. 

Yet in Gaza, we know for sure who is doing the killing or at least the vast majority of it. However, there is no elite condemnation of Israel here – just silence, or else repeated platitudes about how Israel is justified in launching a military operation on grounds of “self defense” and how Hamas must stop its rocket attacks. Whatever Israel does, even if it’s killing children who were playing football on the beach, there are excuses made for its behavior.

 Anyone watching the events of the past week from another planet would find it all rather bewildering. 

Sunday, November 03, 2013

looking for the sunshine

After many months of not blogging with minor and major upheaval in my life, I guess I should restart my blogging career.

A picture is worth a thousands words. I guess this picture accurately depict my ongoing emotion right now. Hopefully at the end of a long dark tunnel, I will find hope and courage to go on....

Monday, October 01, 2012

life is getting more complicated...

Remember when we were young?
Life was so much simpler

Symptoms and Diagnosis:
1. Skippy heartbeat when you think of him/her.
Symptoms then: Love
Diagnosis now: Ventricular fibrillation and Myocardial Infarction.

2. Restless trembling of hands, feet and other body parts.
Symptoms then: Love
Diagnosis now: Parkinson’s Disease

3. Constant smiling.
Symptoms then: Love
Diagnosis now: Bell ‘s Palsy

4. Absent mindedness, inability to focus on tasks at work or at home.
Symptoms then: Love
Diagnosis now: Early Onset of Alzheimer’s Disease

5. Weakening of knees and bursts of energy when he/she calls or visits.
Symptoms then: Love
Diagnosis now: Multiple Sclerosis

6. Inability to stop thinking about her.
Symptoms then: Love
Diagnosis now: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

7. Bruising on neck and other tender areas.
Symptoms then: Love bites.
Diagnosis now: Leukaemia

8. Insomnia.
Symptoms then: Love
Diagnosis now: Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

9. Feeling that you can smell/hear/feel her when not in her presence.
Symptoms then: Love
Diagnosis now: Schizophrenia

taken from Malaysian Medical Resources

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Entering a new world

Alhamdulillah, my wife delivered a beautiful daughter on 26th July, roughly about 2 weeks ago. The 9 month journey of waiting has ended and my wife and I are now joining the club of parenthood.

Both of us are new in this world of parenthood and there are literally millions of things that I personally need to learn either by experience or by asking someone who is more experienced. Although I am a doctor and knows roughly regarding the developmental milestones of an infant and the commonly occurring healthcare related problems in children, the journey itself is a different thing altogether.

An example would be breastfeeding. It is quite difficult in the first few days for my wife to establish good breastfeeding technique. On top of that, the baby is becoming more jaundice due to insufficient breastfeeding. It took us lots of time and patience to establish the breastfeeding. At one point, I personally had to take the blood from my daughter to check the level of bilirubin. Fortunately, the bilirubin level is below the phototherapy level and she does need to be admitted to the hospital.

Staying in Malaysia means that you will encounter the tradition, that has been passed on from generation to generation. During the postnatal period, there are lots of taboos especially among Malays of things that you could or couldn't do during the postpartum period. There are certain taboos that made me wonder regarding its motives and whether it is actually beneficial to the mother and the baby. The hardest part in this subject is how to approach your parent and in laws and to voice out your opinion without hurting their feeling. Personally, I think it is very difficult.

A new world with thousands of challenges. Hopefully, my family will be able to go through it :)