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Sunday, October 31, 2010

it's raining

dr han transformed to optimus prime! Dr Prime :)

it has been raining heavily for the past few days here in kelantan
yes, we won the silverware , well done red warrior
but the "banjir" is on its way too

i remember on 2008 , when i just started working
i was incharge at the labour room
it was raining heavily that night
and suddenly the hospital was flooded
the ambulans cannot reach the labour room due to the deep water
hence we had to close the labour room for the night
all cases were diverted to HUSM

that is a normal scenario at kota bharu GH
it's located at the center of kota bharu
kota bharu is well known for getting flooded during this time of the year
november and december are notoriously known for heavy rains
but it's also the most famous months for delivering babies

anyway, i just hope there will be no flood this year in kota bharu
hope for the best

Saturday, October 30, 2010

congratulation red warriors!

 congratulation boys
job well done
definitely deserved to win this year

the crowd was awesome
i could see the "PAS" n UMNO flags among the red shirts
but who cares
football unites everyone
at least for the nite

but still,
felt ashamed by a small part of crowd
still bringing fireworks inside the stadium
not cool dude

anyway, congrate
proud to be a kelantanese

hopefully tomorrow is a public holiday!

officially hate blackberry ... a lot!

i hate blackberry and the photo above has nothing to do with it
my blackberry is killing me
seriously ,
it hangs a lot!
and when it hangs... it takes quite a while to recover!
at this very moment...
my blackberry is not functioning..
loading... loading and loading forever

when u restarted it..
it takes forever to be back ON...

i phone 4... here i comes for u baby!.

Monday, October 25, 2010

been busy

for the past few days
my life was a bit hectic
oncall , my part time job
the gym... the yoga class
the salsa and belly dancing class
suddenly my life has become so interesting again!
i love being busy
i love that every single minute of my life filled with activities

there were times i wish i could just stay home...
do nothing and watch tv
there were times i wish i could just rest on my best ... all day long
but i only need a little time for that

life is short
i m 26 this years
been working as a doctor for nearly 3 years
3 bloody years! and i felt like it was yesterday i just started work
i could still remember vividly my student's days...

not sure what will happened 3 years later...
get married ... have babies
open my own private clinic? and drive my dream car?
or pursuing my dream of being a specialist?
or just preying for money and being a medical officer at private hospital where i could earn 3 times more compared just being a government servant?

for now ...
i just follow the flow of my life
trying not to think much about the future
hoping to be the best i could
coz life ... life is what happened when we are busy making plans.
hence .. live ur life!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

dr han talks about rooney

image courtesy from

me is a big fan of manchester united
yes, a real big fan.
when man utd win , i m a happy man
when they draw or lost ...  i'm not in a good mood

as other man utd fan all over the world ,
i remember every single player in the team by name , ages , their history and bla bla bla
when they sold ronaldo to real madrid last year ,
i knew ferguson is having dimentia
and now ,
the manager had a bust up with rooney ,
and the wonder boy is walking thru the exit door of old trafford

it's the good news for chelsea and man city fan
( maybe for liverpool fan too , but they are too busy to avoid relegation rite now )
personally, i respect ferguson
he did the same with Jaap Stam , beckham , heinze and keane before
now it's rooney time
everyone has to follow what the gaffer say , or else ... find another club
in Rooney case , he doesnt have to find other clubs
the other clubs are waiting for him

this season , man utd is not doing very well. they are actually terrible ( luckily liverpool is in horrible state rite now)
with rooney parting away - man utd is going down down and down
bad news for me

well , here's something we could learn about life
we are the owner of our life
we decide what we want to do
we choose who we want to be friend
we pick what we prefer
and when we dislike something
we throw it away

but sometimes,  our life , is not just about "us"
there are other people in our life
hence , there are times we have to be humble
there are times , we have to admit our mistake and we have to apologise
there are times we could be tough and straight foward
but at times , we have to be considerate and put our need aside

nonetheless , men are men
they are ego , rock-headed , pain in the ass - u named it
when they hate something.... that's it
done and done
and in rooney case .. it's either ferguson remain the boss and rooney goes away ,
or rooney stay , and ferguson is heading to retirement home

Monday, October 18, 2010

1 malaysia ? we were way ahead

back then when i was studying in moscow,
my housemate is a chinese,
my neighbour are indians
and yet we live peacefully
we used to cook together,
we take turn to cook everyday.

my indian frens would could curry on their turn
my chinese housemate will turn out with his herbal chicken whatsoever
and me with my famous " telur dadar" ( sometime i did cook nasi lemak ok! )
we shared the same food , everyone eat with hands
we had such a good times

and that what happened when we live somewhere far far away from our beloved country
we become united
everyone is malaysian
yet, we respect each other faith , culture and religion
no problemo at all

but when i got back to malaysia
it's hard to see the same situation
how often u see a real group of people ,
consisting different races  ,
enjoying each other company
respect each other ,
yes... u always see it on tv
malay, indian, chinese,
helping each other
but truth is - it's hard to find here.
the sentiment of racism become clearer when u are in bigger group of same races

when u are oversea , there were only a few of u.
and u tend to be united
back in malaysia ,
there is a big group of malay
big group of indian
big group of chinese
and we are very much seperated...

thank God ,
we are lucky we all still living in peace despite our differences
and we need to keep this harmony
in order to do that
we need to learn to respect each other
be helpful
be nice and kind
if u are nice to others , but others didnt treat u the same
no worry , God will be nice to u!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

dr han is unwell

me is unwell
yes dear , doctors do get sick too at times
i was working too hard lately :P  well , maybe
after my oncall on friday ,
i developed sore throat , and then i felt feverish until today
my whole body is so weak ,
and i'm losing my appetite

those are the classical sign of viral fever
i reckon it's unlikely cause by bacteria infection
i took antibiotic and still there's not much improvement
i drank a lof of water , and at times i ended up vomitting
trying hard to rehydrate myself

if it's a viral fever , no amount of antibiotic could resolve it
i just need to wait patiently and hopefully the fever will go away as quick as possible

yes ? there is such thing as antiviral
but it's not commonly used here in malaysia
coz it's quite expensive
i remember back in moscow ,
the antiviral was quite cheap
everytime i got fever , i took the antiviral named "arbidol"
and it was very effective
here we have tamiflu for viral fever , but it's expensive

nevermind thou ,
i'll just keep myself rested
and pray that i'll get better as time goes by!

Friday, October 15, 2010

budget 2011

First and foremost..
I am not anti barisan nasional or against the current ruler party.
I'm pretty much neutral. All my life, I haven't voted yet.

Nevertheless, with the budget being told just now..
I was very dissapointed, and I do believe a lot of malaysian citizen feel the same way too.

I am a government servant. The last time I remember the government gave us bonus was in 2008. Since then.. Nothing..

For us.. The doctors, we are very much underpaid. No kidding. A fren of mine, he's an englishman.. A doctor in london.. He was suprised when I told him my salary.
A government doctor salary is not much different from any kind of officer in government office. Even a school teacher could earn more than a doctor. So, what's the point of going to university for 5-6 years... And having to work 7 days a week.. And all the oncalls.. And yet u earn that much???..

Mmm.. It's ridiculous.

In other part of the world.. Such as france for ex.. If the government don't do justice to the citizen.. They go out to the street and do demonstration. In aviation company.. If the pilot felt they are underpaid.. They refuse to fly the plane...

Have the government ever think.. What if all doctors demonstrated and stop working for a day???
How many people would be dead in that 24 hours.

But it's ok. We , doctors won't do that. We have obligation to the society. Even thou we are underpaid and have to work "mcm hamba abdi"..
We will never do that. We kept working. Coz the patients need us. They are always sick people.
It's ok.. Even thou our government don't do us justice.. We won't do the same to our patient. We treat our patient the best we could.
Coz in the end.. We believe God will pay us back. And God also will pay back people who do unjustice to other..

Semangat satu malaysia..
Rakyat didahulukan..
Pencapaian diutamakan..

... Sigh...

kelantan vs selangor

I got a sms from a dear fren..
" Dude, gua nak dtg tgk bola malam esok bro.. Tlg cari tiket utk gua... Vvip seat la.. "
So I call my contact
He said the ticket is sold out for vvip seat
But he said I could go with him and seat with him at vvvip seat.

Kelantan vs selangor,

I m actually not a big fan of local football. But the fact is something else that will happen tonite.. Really excite me

We all know about the death of kelantanese fan during 1st leg game at selangor few days back.
If I were selangor fan.. I would rather not come to kelantan this time around., let alone watch and cheer for selangor in the stadium tonite...

The fa said there will be strict safety control..
But honestly... Could u control the anger of the kelantanese fan?
I m not sure about the answer.

The best thing to do, is for the selangor fa to make an official apology to the kelantan fan and the kelantan fan must accept the apology in the name of sport.
Hopefully the game tonite will run smoothly

... Bad news for me.. I just realized last nite that I am on call today. Hence, I can't watch the game.
I ll be stuck in the hospital!

Nonetheless, I hope there won't be any death case tonite.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

how do u get cancer

i received a lot of question from my readers...
"Dr han , how do i know if i have cancer? "
my answer would be " u'll never know until it's too late "

yes, cancer is a very delicate disease
in early stage , it comes with no symptom
any healthy person could have cancer
because in early stage it's harmless
" macam anak singa"
they are adorable when they were cubs
but when they grow up , they will eat ur flesh out

i'm serious , it's hard to diagnose cancer during early stage
usually , when cancer is symptomatic
it's already in late stage
and most likely will end up with death

what are the cause of any cancer?
nobody knows
some said smoking, drinking alcohol and junk foods will lead to cancer
but no solid evidence could prove this
" except for smoking which very likely to cause lung cancer"
smoking , alcohol and unhealthy food are risk factor to get cancer, not the cause
even if u avoid all these 3 , and go to the gym everyday, work out everyday ,
eat healthy food - u still have the chance to get cancer
yes - life is not fair
some people who drinks excessively , smoke 10 packs per day , eat mcdonald 3 times per day
still live until 70 years old  , and have no cancer

usually, at latent stage of cancer ,
the symptom are - loss of appetite , loss of weight ,
body weakness...
and u have abnormal mass in ur body

by this time , it's already too late
u will end up with chemotheraphy , radiotheraphy
and surgery ...
all these treatment are very expensive and very painful.

so , the lesson here , just live ur life
some said , "let's go for check up regularly for cancer so it can be detected in early stage"
but seriously , if u are diagnosed to have early stage cancer at age of 30 ,
then u'll end up worrying about treatment and dying for the next 20 years
technically, u would better end up diagnosed with cancer at latent stage when u are already 60-70 years old
at least , u had ur 50 years pain free and stress free.

Dr Han goes to belly dancing class

if i am at fourty years old now
u must be thinking i'm having a mid life crisis
yes, i joined the belly dancing class
when i told my fren just now ... "dude , i'm joining the ladies for the belly dancing"
he said " God saves u.."

apparently i was the only guy in the class ,
there were a few arabic girls ,
they were looking at me as if i'm a lost cat or something
and the rest was a group of ladies old enuf to be my mother
anyway , i dont care
i just wanted to try to learn something new

initially they asked me to wear the fancy dress ,..
u know that bling bling thingy which make "kching-kching " sound when u move ur ass around
i said " thanks but no thanks!"
to be in the class in crazy enuf for me...
let alone wearing that thing!

so, i learned a few steps ..
and i was very hard
initially i looked like a clown
more like robot actually
lucky for me the rest of the group also as about the same level as i am
but i noticed the instructor did laugh at me at times
cant blame her.

seriously , belly dancing is damn hard
now i understood how they feel
now i appreciate belly dancing a lot further
next time a girl perform belly dancing for me
more tips for her!
it's a beatiful art!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

holly jolly

i 'm no mood to work ..
hate it to wake up every morning ...
rushing to work ..
then come back home ...
eat dinner..
then sleep
then wake up again for work
that's pretty much how a doctor's life looks like
it sounds boring
and it's actually boring.

u go to work when the sun is still sleeping
and u come back home when the sun is going to sleep
it goes the same from sunday till friday for me
then sometimes i have to work during weekend too

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

when will kelantan gets a starbuck!?

me myself isnt a big fan of starbuck
or coffee bean

but everytime i had visitor from outside of kelantan visiting kota bharu for the first time ,
they will ask " where's the starbuck? "
" where's the gsc / tgv ? "
truth is - there isnt any of those

God knows why

some said kelantanese are not rich enuf for all those stuff
which i strongly disagree...
some said it's because kelantan is ruled by PAS
which i believe there is some truth in there

According to my reliable sources
PAS didnt completely disallowed any cinema to be built in kelantan
but PAS has their own rules and regulation for that
which , so far TGV and GSC arent able to comply , yet

and this issue became an excuse for me to visit kl and penang frequently.
i have no problem with current ruler party
i reckon PAS does a good job
people outside kelantan said that kelantan is under develop
they said kelantanese live in poverty
truth is , many kelantanese are very much happy they way kelantan is right now
including me.
not much development means less traffic jam
cheaper cost of living
cleaner air
i definitely suggest kelantan is the best place to raise ur kids!
no clubs , no disco , no sport TOTO
technically it's a very  family friendly state
but not very tourist friendly :P

nonetheless ,
there is always a part of me who want to have some fun
in that case , thanks to firefly ,
i could fly to KL anytime i want ...

so , when will kelantan gets a starbuck...
i dont know
but for now I'm happy with small cheap kopitiam in kota bharu

Monday, October 11, 2010

when i grow up

back then
when i was still a student
life was damn good
no need to worry about money , thanks to the scholarship
no responsibility toward patients
feeling tired during lecture?
letak kepala atas meja ... put ur recorder on...
or copy ur fren's note
ape susah kan?

but those were the days
care free days
i could go out all night long..
without worrying about tomorrow

now those days are over

my night life activity has to be limited
need to be home before 12 midnite
or else i wont get enough sleep
need to read regardless there will be exam or not tomorrow
cause i still have a lot to learn
and everyday i see different new cases at work

i m thankful to God for all those joyful days i had
and i do pray to go my life ahead would be as fun as before
or better

Sunday, October 10, 2010

i phone 4 - the irony

i went to maxis center earlier today
with intention to buy the new iphone 4
but, unfortunately , as every kelantanese also want the new iphone 4
i was put on the waiting list
i asked the dude in charge
"how long till i get the iphone?"
him " not sure , we'll give u a call once the phone is available "
it's pretty much said that i have to wait for at least a month or two

and that pretty much reduce my love toward iphone
but then...i still want i phone
but what if everyone else also use iphone
as i looked at the waiting list just now ..
it's look likes the iphone will be the most common phone in kota bharu!
the list is few pages long.
maybe i should stick to my blackberry

i dont like to have something similar with 10000 other people who live nearby me.
well , cant blame them
everyone wants i phone
it's so seducing.
the sleek appearance ,
the stylish looks ,

now i understand the feeling of the girls around me ..
wanting me but not wanting to share someone like me...
hehehhehe... just kidding!!!

congratulation sheikh!

congratulation to a dear fren
dude , u made it
a life sentence

the unfullfilled dream

we all have dream
all sort of dream
everyone of us , do dream of being a superstar
for me - i always want to be a singer

unfortunately , i dont think i do have the voice required to make people buy my album!
hencefoward  , i just kept the dream to myself
which sometimes i take it out from my closet  during hari raya
and during karoeke session

yup .. some dreams are meant to be persue
and some , are best be kept silence
even thou i want to be a singer
i have bigger dream than that
therefore , this one must wait

i ll someday come out on tv ,
singing a song , or two
maybe a duet with a famous singer..
maybe not beyonce...
but i wont rule out Rossa...
who knows rite
maybe a collaboration with zamani SLAM..

Friday, October 08, 2010

Dr Han talks about syphilis

a reader asked me about syphilis
he's concerned about a "lesion" he's having at his private part
he's sexually active and doesnt use protection when having random sex

So, here's the truth
" Mr X - u might have syphilis , no kidding! "

Syphilis is caused by Trepenoma Pallidum bacteria infection
yes, such a fancy name for such a pain in the ass bacteria
syphilis is usually transmitted by sexual intercourse and thru blood
it also can be transmitted to ur fetus if u r pregnant!
so beware ladies!

how does syphilis looks like?
usually a lesion at ur penis , or around ur vagina..
some sort of ulcer
we call it chancre

if u r sexually active and have u developed this problem
the chance is u have syphilis

luckily , syphilis is easily cured
thanks to antibiotic
A few days on Penicillin will take ur nightmare away!

nonetheless, the big problem with syphilis is - people are shy to go to doctor when they have problem around their genital areas
hence the syphilis got very serious
early stage of syphilis could easily  be treated with penicillin
however if u come in late..
it could be already  spreading to ur brain , bone, eyes and heart
hence , seek ur medical doctor instantly!

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Dr Han goes to yoga class

lesson number uno!
if u want to go to yoga class.
u must be fit and have perfectly shaped body
or else u ll end up like a baby elephant learning how to tie a shoe lace
in another word - u'll look stupid!


i had my 1st yoga lesson today,
it was .....mmmm how to describe it... wierdddddd...
well , some said  - yoga is calming and relaxing
but very unlikely if u are a first timer like me just now.
instead of freeing my mind - yoga was very stressful for me.
instead of feeling myself being somewhere peaceful like near the waterfall and birds chirping nearby ..
i felt so stressful like my patient in icu is dying and i'm about to do cpr!
thru out the class , i had been repeating asking.." are we done yet... are we done yet? "
the trainer was laughing like there is no tomorrow , having a new student like me.

i was like..." ouch... there goes my biceps... "
"ouch ,  someone has to feed me dinner .. i torned my muscles apart! "
" this is not what i saw on tv ! "

it's definitely not easy.
if u are not in shape.. u'll end up looking like a doraemon reaching for doriyaki

after the lesson ended ,
everyone gave me a big clap.
they said .."well done doctor! u did well for a first timer!  , we'll see u on the next session! "
me " u bet!!!  , where's my painkiller injection! "

yoga... yoga .. yoga..
what's next for me? salsa!

dr han talks about ego

The one thing that makes men so irritating to ladies is their ego.
Men with big ego are pain in the ass for the women. But then, men with ego - are the real men.

Men love to play.. Men like to do what men like to do. But then, they are alert about our responsibility even thou we act like we don't at times.

Never ask a men to do something. Never tell them what to do.
Me myself hated being ordered to do this at that. Yes, at work I have to suck it up because I m still a junior doctor.
But outside... I ll just do what I want.
Even my parent hardly tell me to do anything. My mom , she will use the most soft and intrinsic way to ask me to do something.

Men are men. Boys are boys.
Sometimes men want to be boys. And sometimes, the otherwise.

I wanted a ps3 so bad when I was still studying.. Now that I have the money.. I bought one a year ago and I hardly play with it. Just sitting there nicely. Even thou I don't use it.. I want it to be there.
Me not playing with the ps3 everyday- it does not mean I don't love it. I m just busy with work nowdays.
Try and take away my ps3 from me if u want to see how much I love it

Take care of ur men , ladies. They are a very delicate creature. The good men are in extinction.

Monday, October 04, 2010

truth and trust

 story number uno

a fren asked me to buy him a flight ticket coz he got some problem with his credit card
i gave him mine without thinking twice
coz i remember how he helped me before

he : do u trust me with all ur personal info and ur credit card info?
me: as much as u trusted me last time ... i trust u too rite now!

story number duo

a fren asked him mom about funding my project to open my own gp. this one involved a lot of money... really a lot.

he : i want to open a clinic for dr han
his mom : do u trust him? what if he cheated on ur money?
he : i would be "satisfied" if he cheated me. After all this time i know him , we spent time together , eat the same food , share a drink , tido sebantal ...  saya rasa puas hati sangat kalau dr tu nak tipu saya ...
i trust him..

i m lucky to have all my good frens around me. they are always there for me and i always try be there for them when they need me.
friendship is just priceless....

Sunday, October 03, 2010

dia miliku , bukan milik mu...

the "cinta kirana" ost songs from yuvie n nuno is playing in my head 24 / 7
love the song a lot...
" die milik ku... bukan milik mu..
pergi lah kamu...."
love it.. and love it.
that's my official song rite now.

i ve been thinking of getting a new phone
currently using the latest blackberry curve
but i want something new

a part of me want to get the new iphone 4
love the sexy look ,the led screen is just amazing
the best touch screen phone ever
but it doesnt have bbm!
i love bbm too
which make me want to get the blackberry torch
which one is better?
guys help me out please!

sick mode

yes dear ,
doctors do get sick too!
early this year i was admitted to perdana specialist hospital due to dengue fever
and 2 days ago i was nearly been admitted too..

what happened was , i had food poisoning
not very sure where the source came from
too many hari raya open house
had the classical food poisoning sign and symptoms
- abdominal pain , nausea and vomitting , loose stool , generalized weakness

initially it started with loose stool ,
then i felt very tired..
slept the whole day,
was thinking to go to hospital
and suddenly i felt like puking
went to the toilet and vomitted a lot of "stuff! "
yes... euuuuwww
but i felt a lot better after vomitting

since then , i have not been eating much
still have trauma since that episode
my last meal was about 24 hours ago.
not been eating anything yet
feel hungry
and the thought of food poisoning again..
it was scary

therefore , eat properly guys.
dont be like me!

Friday, October 01, 2010

the hospital pyramid

There 5 types of doctors in government hospital.
Firstly there are house officers , there are medical officers , there are specialist, there are consultants and on top of the cascade there are head of departments plus the hospital director. So, the system is like the pyramid system.

Sometimes it also known as the " kasta" system in india... In which, the housemen are the pariah.
the house officers are technically are the "buruh indon+bangla" at the hospital.
Bak kata pepatah... " House officer = kerja angkat najis"

When a patient first came to the hospital, they will be attended by house officers. If at emergency department, there will be only senior house officer.. So, no problem there.

The not so funny part happened in ward. If u are admitted, 90 % of chances u ll be seen by a house officer first. So, they are the people who decided ur case is emergency or not...
If u are attended by senior houseman.. U r fine. If u attended by new houseman... Then u might have some difficulty.

But no worry, all cases must be informed to resident medical officer and they will review u , regardless of everything.

So that explained why in government hospital u have to tell the same story over and over again to different doctors. All because of this pyramid system.

once is enough?

True story,
When I was in primary school- as the big exam coming up ,
(Yes- the upsr... The exam which set the starting point of ur life).

A few days prior to the exam, I was still busy watching tv and going out with my frens.

One night, as I was watching the tv... My mom was a bit concerned looking at me so relaxed regardless the exam was just around the corner.

Mom : enough with the tv... Go read ur books!

Me : .......

I gave her an empty look. Coz she hardly tell me to read or study.
Was a bit confused actually , why my mom was suddenly so concerned.

Then I went into my room... Looking for books to read. It was very wierd coz when I was in primary school.. I didn't study that hard.
I looked at the book shelves... Looked inside my school bag..
I was like " dude.. What should I read?"

A few minutes later, I came out from my room...

.... Holding an enyd blyton storybook and start reading the mystery of something something in front of the tv..

my mom : owh.. Whatever!

But thank god.. I did well in the upsr and managed to get a place at the most prestigous boarding school in kelantan.