Monday, August 31, 2009


This is nothing to do with MCA ok.
I wandered off and got lost in a place called Gombak, almost reaching Batu Caves.

Anyway, I stopped by the road side and went to this rather run down, neither super nor mini market, called OTK.
It was quite packed with shoppers, but then goods were't that cheap.

I rather shop in hypermart, cheaper.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Day out at Damansara

I sighed a relieve as my posting is over. Nevertheless, I did enjoy doing thing I enjoyed doing before, an occassion to become physician again.
I headed to Damansara after round and spent the afternoon there.

One thing I am impressed about this place is, everything is grand and grandiose. Everything is hyper, anything one wants is available.
Largest home improvement wholesale hyperstore.
Largest Giant outlet.
The large of the large one won't find anywhere else.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Book fest

Went to the so-called biggest book fest.
Wasted all the effort to go there.
What the heck?
Entry ticket of RM2.00.
What nonsence book fest?
Here, at Kinokuniya, browsing of books and magazines, FOC.

Sunday, August 23, 2009


A crowded traffic
Ever since the Influenza A (H1N1) pandemic erupted, I haven't bother to read the guidelines for handlings of patients issued by WHO or the MOH, because I am not even directly involved in it.

Anyway, the guidelines keep changing and many doctors are confused as the Health Minister and DG kept giving inconsistent views over the media.

Part of the reasons I believe is, as this strain of mutated virus is new, nobody could actually predict how virulence or severe the disease can be. Different countries have different patterns of involvement as well as incidence and mortality rate, depending on how the disease is diagnosed and treated.

Well, our MOH has dedicated a website on Influenza A (H1N1) at

It has listed out algorithm on how to handle paediatric as well as adult groups presenting with influenza-like illness (ILI) in the out-patient setting.

It has also a list of high risk groups for severe illness.

Well, I am particlularly interested to know if the health care workers and their family, and particularly, those who deals with or has had contact with patients with influenza A (H1N1), are at RISK as well, so that anti-viral treatment could be considered when neccessary.

By the way, I suppose the handling of health care workers is of no difference as with the general public.

Here is the latest guideline dated 13 th August 2009:

Indications for anti-viral:

1. Patients with ifluenza-like illness (ILI) and at risk (Appendix 1).
2. Patients with ILI, but NOT in the high risk groups, BUT have fever (>38°C) and prolonged more than 2 days.
3. Patients other than the above mentioned 1 and 2, who have ILI with a "Rapid test positive" AND worsening within 48 hours (as mentioned in Appendix 2).

By the way, what particularly upset me recently was, a doctor friend's child was down with ILI and was seen by the specialist. The child was given symptomatic treatment and sent home. However, the child deteriorated the next day and has to be intubated, currently still fighting for his life in ICU, with the prognosis I heard, not good. He was confirmed H1N1.

I am a bit upset because the doctor friend is a contact of a confirmed A (H1N1) patient and was quarantined at home before. I presumed, anti-viral was not started on the child initially because he did not fulfil the criteria for anti-viral treatment.

A lot of queries struck my mind, but then, there is no point dwelling into that issue again because it has become academic and I am very upset because a health care worker and his family members were affected.

It seems to me that health care workers and their immediate family are at RISK, and I wonder if there is a specific guidelines to deal with this category.

And by the way, I am still upset because tomorrow I am 'forced' to have a new job, that is to be in-charged of the A (H1N1) ward.

Must read:
Garispanduan Pengendalian Influenza A (H1N1) di Klinik Kesihatan.
Influenza A Prevention Guidelines for Health Care Workers.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009


It was raining heavily in the evening, and I was just 3 minutes away from home. Luckily, I had reached the underbridge of the monorail station to seek refuge from the down pour.

I waited for 30 minutes and the rain just didn't stop.

So, decided to take the train to Golden River for early dinner instead of wasting time waiting.
My favorite hawker centre
My favorite d ishes.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

8 course

First dinner.

What a wonderful one after 2 months.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Star Hill

Regular lunch at Golden River.
PC fair everyday.

Friday, August 14, 2009


One thing I like about this place is, the monorail is just at the door step. So convenient.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Titiwangsa terminal.

"KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 9 (Bernama) -- Avoiding masturbation and homosexual activities are among preventive measures one could take against Influenza A (H1N1), according to an eminent practitioner of complimentary therapy.

Dr. V. M. Palaniappan said that such activities caused the body to develop friction heat which in turn, produced acid and made the body hyperacidised."

Via MMR.

Com'on, give us a break ex-ass. professor of Ecology and Bernama !! Please don't 'sia-sui' (embarrass) us with your kind of eco-healing crap.

Saturday, August 08, 2009


Biggest pet shop.

Monday, August 03, 2009


Dinner nearby.
Ginger-Onion Chicken RM6.50.

Saturday, August 01, 2009

IT no-fair

Grand IT no-fair.

No cheap price.

Got a Kingston 8Gb pendrive for RM50.