Thursday, July 31, 2008

A mess........

This is my comment that was published in malaysiakini portal (some important points surprisingly were edited): (the one in bracket with bold letters is the one that was edited)

"Dr Hlasim: As a medical practitioner myself, I am shocked by the publication of the medical report on Saiful, Anwar's accuser. It has violated a patient's confidentiality with is the fundamental right of a patient who is seeking treatment or assessment from a medical practitioner.(Saiful might be lying on the whole process but he still have the right to the unsaid agreement of confidentiality. When we take an oath to begin our career as a medical doctor, we agree to this agreement to respect the right of a patient. I believe he, Saiful, didn’t give his consent for the publication. It is unethical for the doctor involved to reveal his finding without Saiful’s consent. It is a gross professional misconduct if it is true that the doctor voluntarily allowed the medical report to be published. I haven’t read the report published myself and I have no attention to, but I was informed it was quite graphic and this is not acceptable).Even if the medical report is true, Anwar's legal team should use it in the court to squash the charge rather than using the media to win the war of public perception. I am not sure now if the report can be used in court if Anwar is charged because of this irresponsible publication.I really hope the doctor will come forward and reveal the truth. (Whether he provide the website voluntarily with the information ? If so he should be ready to be stripped off his medical licence for professional misconduct) If he didn't give his consent for the publication, then shame on the media that published the report. It is a disgrace to fight for the justice of one person but violate the rights of another person.If Anwar's team is talking about justice then an injustice has been committed by the publication of the medical report. I am not a government supporter nor an Anwar supporter.Yes, he was wrongly jailed for a crime he did not committ but he fought hard, and he gains my respect for that. This time, I am not sure if I am able to give him the same respect.He should fight the accusation in the court and if he believes there is conspiracy against him, then he should reveal it in the court. Berani kerana benar, takut kerana salah.The truth always prevails!"

This is what I sent to Oyin, my friend in malaysia, who commented on my comment above:
"well, as you can see, I am impartial. Not on either side which is fair. I sent the same comment to the star and NST. I am so sick with malaysian politic at present. I dont trust Anwar as much as I dont trust the government. What is left for me to support...DAP? PAS? no way! The pakatan wont work because of their completely different ideologies. People have made their choice...BN won. They are not perfect but they won. Wont win my heart though. We have to deal with it. That is democracy. Anwar is impatient. Insteads of rushing asking BN MP to cross over, if he want to be PM, he should have worked to strengthen Pakatan and show the public they can work together for the benefit of the people, to win the next election. By forming a government, with involvement of MPS who cross over, he will taint the name of democracy. If you want to win you need to win it fair and square. And with economy suffers globally, whatever happening in Malaysia now is not good. God helps us! In term of this sodomy thing, I also dont believe it happened involuntarily and I believe there is a personal vendetta by saiful for something only both of them know. Of course the government and police use the issue to their advantage which is wrong itself. However, the rights of both, Saiful and Anwar, should be protected, no matter who is right or wrong. I always believe that we should fight for the human right of any individual even though he is wrong."

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

I have just posted pictures from my recent trip to Lisbon in a new page. I discovered today that it would take a while to download photos and post them here. Insteads, I found it is much quicker to download the photos into my picasa web album. So, if anyone is interested to see what I saw and experienced during the 5 days trip, you are most welcome to visit the page ( or just click the url on link. I will download more within the next few days. Enjoy!

Today, my off day from work, has been quite unproductive. I had planned few activities but I only managed to execute small percentage of them. For the past few weeks I have been having trouble with my sleeps. I am not sure what, but part of the reason is my stomach. I continue to have epigastric pain, and every so often, if not every hour, I am awakened by the discomfort. I have got it checked with urea breath test to find out if I had H.pylori associated ulcer disease after being in trial with proton pump inhibitor, but the problem persists. It never bothers me during the day, only at night when I am in bed. I have started to take Zoton FT again to see if it would resolve the problem. If not, I guess I have to have OGD. As a consequence of this epigastric discomfort, I have not been able to have a proper sleep, hence, my energy level has been greatly affected. Instead of getting up at 9 pm as planned, I woke up late, nearly 12pm. It took a while for me to start doing anything.
When I woke up there was James in the second bedroom in his deep sleep. He met up with Andrew last night, and ended up at my place. He woke up soon after me and off he went again. Typical James.

Then, I had a chat with Rizal , my new buddy from KL, via the msn messenger. Small talk and he sounded like a nice guy.
After much contemplation, I decided to go to the new gym , Crunchfitness Gym, for the first time after signing up with it last week. I guess I had to do something productive, otherwise another day would be wasted which I hate.

The gym is marvelous but it was very busy. I couldn't use the equipment I wanted to use, and I had no patience just standing around to wait for my turn. It was quite frustrating. So I ended up trying my Yoga. While doing it, I realised how unfit I had become. I found it now quite difficult to do all the bending and stretching after abandoning the exercise for a while now. Somehow, I am glad that I have started doing it now. I also learn a not go to a gym after office hour.

On the way back by walking which took me nearly half an hour, I decided to buy a whole chicken to cook. I miss malaysian food, and of course you wont get it unless you cook it yourself. Therefore, malaysia green curry played in my mind on the way back.

While waiting in front of a lift in my apartment block I bumped into Brian who happened to drop in to see andrew. Nice to see him again. Lately I have drifted away from most of my friends. Don't know why.....emmmm, something that I have to figure out in bed tonight. Brian was in a good form. He likes to travel. So far, he has been in nearly 40 countries. Only 3 weeks ago he was in madrid with the other lads, and he has already booked a flight to Barcelona next weekend to meet up with Stephen who I haven't seen for few months now. Miss him too.
After eating my green chicken curry which is also Andrew's favourite, I tried to study anatomy for my exam in december but my brain was not working. I dont know why....perhaps, I am getting old or I am just to tired with so many things going on in there. So many decisions to make, so many goals to achieve....hemmmmm..I am a dreamer..

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Another day.....

Well, nothing interesting went on today. Just like a typical working person. Gets up, goes to work, comes back from work, eats and sleeps and the pattern repeats the next day. I felt like a robot....and the batteries were dying off...I am sure this is just another of those days that you feel numb. Everything goes around you doesn't not matter to you as everything has its own pace and no matter how fast you do thing, it still doesn't guarantee the result you want. Hopefully tomorrow will give a different story....

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Back to Dublin

I was not looking forward to today....heading back to dublin. I managed to sleep only for 3 hrs after late night out. The flight was at 1035 so I had to woke up early......The Lisbon international Airport was a chaos....

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Belem, Lisbon

Woke up pretty late today but somehow I managed to force myself to make a trip to Belem, another tourist spot about 30 minutes away from the city centre by underground and train. Again, the weather was fantastic, around 25c. I'll post more about the the trip and some pictures once i get back to dublin. What i need now is some rest. My calves are aching from too much walking...I am such a wimp!

Friday, July 25, 2008


Relaxing in the hotel at the moment after spending the whole afternoon at Cascias about 45 mins by train from Lisbon City Centre. It was beautiful despite cloudy wheather. I bought a lovely pair of short that I would be wearing tomorrow. I will try to post some pictures later. Going to have some rest.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

A night with my beloved friends

I had a lovely dinner with my friend last night at Milano restaurant, an italian restaurant on Baggot Street. Lovely interior and I enjoyed the food. I love italian food particular the pasta dishes. The dinner was arranged by Hazel whom I haven't seen for many months and she looked pretty as always. I was also glad to see Liam after being missing from the scene for quite sometime. He just got back from a holiday in Thailand. I was also sad when he told me he was imigrating to Australia to be with his loved one. He will be leaving in a month time after a trip to Montreal with Jeff and to Las Vegas with Eamon. We will be missing him big time.

The other lads were Andrew, Brian, Paul and Eamon.

For the dinner I had Avacado with spinach and peppermint leaves with italian sauce. I had twisted pasta with mozarella chest as a main course which was delicious. Andrew couldn't help himself to tuck in some of the pasta. My favurite part of the meal, as always, was the desert. I am a desert person. No matter how full I am there is always a place for desert. For me a bad restaurant is the one that serves deserts without

any thought in them. I had strawberry fruits top with honey mixed with yogurt and nuts. Delicious!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

2nd day of annual leave. As planned I got up early, well, at 11am (I am not a morning person, ok!). So many things to do before the trip to Lisboa (Lisbon), Portugal tomorrow. First of all, I have to fix the car. The exhaust was just hanging down there, ready to hit the ground. Don't know what happenned but for the past week or two , the car has been making odd sound. Andrew checked it yesterday and found out what was wrong. The exhaust has become loose and it needs to be fixed. I will be returning from Lisbon on dublin so I would have no time to fix it and I need the car to go to work on Sunday. That bloody car.....need a new one!
I send it to Fast Fix Car Shop....and they are really fast. It appeared that a rear box (don't ask me what it is called) attached to the exhaust also leaked and needed to be changed. Whatever.....costs me £80 (bloody car!).
After having my lunch, a green chicken curry which i cooked last night (yummy! yummy! love it) I went to town to:
1. have a look at Crunchfitness centre ( ) at Aston Quay. I was so impressed by it cleanliness, high tech equipments and large swimming pool, I signed up right away. The entrance is so grand, so camp! The fee is reasonabe. £100 for registration, 1 month free membership and the £64 permonth, significantly cheaper than Iveagh Fitness Centre (in term of grandeur, Crunchfitness is so much better). Now the challenge is to have self discipline....The last time I signed up for Gym, I went there in binges....two months intensive ttraining 4 months nothing. No wonder I didn't get any benefit.

2. send a form for Insurance renewal. I had to send ASAP before they increase the premium. I had a car accident last week and now I am awaiting the paperwork to b completed for the claim. So I hope they would receive the renewal form and proceed with it before I complete my claim. Smart move huh!

3. Get contact lenses. So much cheaper in Specsaver than the last place, nearly half the price. Cekik darah punya company (bloodsucking company!)

Looking forward to dinner with Hazel and the gang tonight.