Attention To All Space Enthusiast

You don’t have to be a space enthusiast yourself.. Maybe you want to bring your children or husband or whoever you know who like “space stuff” to this event.. Haha.. “space stuff”!

But this is for real. We are gonna have astronauts from Japan, Germany and Russia!!

Chiaki Mukai, a lady astronaut.. (you go girl!!) in fact, she is the first female astronaut from Japan. Who is also happen to be a cardiothoracic surgeon!! Inspiring isn’t she? I’m not trying to be feminist here but I believe we need more role model like this for our younger girls! Someone who inspire the young ladies to be all-rounder, who believes in being the best in what she can do. Speaking about women empowerment? She is definitely it!!

Klaus Dietrich Flade is from Germany.. Really funny guy. I met him when I followed S to Association of Space Explorers Planetary Congress in Riyadh 2 years ago. He is Bella’s favourite astronaut too!! Hahah.. Currently working as an astronaut / pilot in Germany, coming down to Malaysia next week to meet all of you!

And Salizhan Sharipov, Russian astronaut, I remember him as the space guy with one eyebrow!! 

See!! I told you!! :D He is the 7th Muslim astronaut in space!!

And.. and.. and.. my personal favourite astronaut…

How often do you get a chance to meet people who actually been to space? Earth population is currently at 7.125 billion in 2013, and there’s only 536 people who is actually been to space!! (S is number 438!!)

And next week, UKM is hosting an event with 4 astronauts in attendance!

4 out of 536 out of 7,125,000,000 human beings!!

Come to DECTAR (Dewan Cansellor Tun Abdul Razak) in UKM next Monday, October 20, 2014. Just in case you don’t know which one is DECTAR, it is the huge main hall of UKM Bangi on you left hand side as you enter the main UKM entrance. You won’t miss it! It’s open to ALL. Bring your kids, this is for them (and you too of course!) to expose, educate and inspire them about the importance of space science! Entrance are free. It will be a day event starts from 8.30am until 4.30pm. You can meet and greet fellow astronauts yourself, and listen to their stories. Public talk and dialogue session with the astronauts will be at 11.00am!!

And guess who else gonna be there to grace the event?

No, not the guy at the back!! The gentleman in blue batik!! He doesn’t need an introduction..

Enough said.

So, if someone asked you “Do you have any plan next Monday?”

Your answer will be, “I’ll be in DECTAR UKM to see some “space stuff”, jom pegi”

:D

XO

Boycott Israel!!

This is the least we can do for them…

Somebody suggested me an app on the phone called “Buycott”. It’s so easy to use, you can choose any campaign that you are interested in..

I chose this one and another campaign to boycott Israel.. You just have to scan the barcode of the product that you want to check..

Then after few seconds, you’ll get this!

Taddaaa.. and you’ll put the product back on the shelf because you are NOT buying this!! ;)

There are sooooo many products that produced / supported by Israel. The Israelis control probably 70% on the world economy!! That is probably almost half of our household product. Not many of us gets the chances to physically be in Palestine to help them, but most of us, have the purchasing power of our household!! We are the ones who does the groceries shopping! And that means we have the power to BOYCOTT Israel!!

Yes, we do!!

If you’re wondering how to search for this.. just type “BuyCott” in the app store and look for this one..

Again and again, I want to put this up in my blog the product list by the Israelis. There are so many of them, if not all, if we can contribute some, that would be good. But I believe there’s always other options for each of their products.. ALWAYS!! The choice is yours!

These are the list of products by Nestle (Yes, only Nestle!!) Say goodbye to Milo ladies.. there’s always Vico! Nope, I have no share with Vico company!! I’m also looking for other options.

Forget Maggi mee!! They are one of the contributors under Nestle. Other options  for us are Ruski (made in Malaysia, Ruski Tomyam is my personal favourite!!) there’s also Mi Sedap (yang memang sedan!) and many more. As long as it’s not Maggi… Please. We don’t want to kill another Palestinians!! Nauzubillah..

Sorry Starbucks! Farewell. I’ll do fine with my Chatime!! Haha.. I’m not sure about The Coffee Bean and San Francisco Coffee. I haven;t found any evidence to support that they supported Israel. So, I guess if you must drink expensive coffee, there are still other options.. Haha..

And this bottle of coke… not a regular coke!! Check out the “shadow missile”. Yes, It’s a missile that used to kill other people!! And that includes Coke Light and Pepsi too!! Alternative? Well, I guess it’s a good thing also not to drink soda drinks at all, too much sugar!! :D 

And McD.. I believe many of us are aware of this. I noticed McD is relatively empty these days.. Well done!! Lets keep this up!!

Last week, there were rumours saying that Israelis already losing 40 billion from boycott campaign around the world.

People around the world are boycotting Israel for humanitarian causes! They kill civilians. It is genocide. In Malay term.. Israel nak hapuskan bangsa Palestine!!

If you still think it’s ok not to boycott their product. There’s some serious damage to your brain. So far, for the past 29 days of massacre, 1831 Palestinians were killed and 9400 injured! And most of them were children.

Look at this list of products under L’oreal.

I believe we must have one of products on our dressing table. Let’s stop buying all these! We always have other options like Chanel (woohoooo!!) and NARS! Do you know P&G also is one of Israel products?

Say buhbye to Febreze mommies.. from now on, all will be manually sental!! Hahaha…

Please, please, please, I beg you to do your part. Together we can do this. So many options out there. Besides, this is the time for us to start looking at our own product. Or maybe like Tun M’s idea years ago.. “Dasar Pandang Ke Timur” Cheewahhh… I feel so clever saying something like that! Hahaha… Let’s start support locals.. like this one..

Confirm tak support Israel!! ;)

Sorry I get too emotional writing about this. I have so much hatred for the zionist. Lets support Gaza!

XO

P/s: Pictures are mine and some images from Google!

Palestine – The Land of Anbiya’

I believe most of you heard about Gaza, Palestine stories. Gaza has been bombed non stopped since last Monday. This time they are attacking residence, hospitals and even coffee shops!! Basicly, the whole Gaza town. Israelis dropped missiles from the air, sea and land. This is genocide!!

Photo googled from the Internet 

Israel wants to kill the Palestinians.. literally vanish from this world!!

Where I get these stories from? No.. not CNN, BBC or ABC. Of course they will report to you that Israel was bombed by Hamas. ABC “wrongly” reported that the scene of destruction that they are showing is in Israel where in real life, it was in Gaza!! They gave the wrong impression to the world!! Anyway, I get my stories from the twitter (yes!) You can follow @BreakGazaSiege_ or even one of the doctor in Gaza hospital.. @GazaBarca for real life update from Gaza itself. My Twitter timeline is full of these story from people in Gaza itself. Israel laknatullah can’t fool the world anymore. All the news that were not reported in CNN or BBC or what not.. is available on social media!

Here we are in Malaysia, living in peace (well, I know there’s snatch thieves here and there but at least we are not at war!) nicely go shopping at Bazaar Ramadhan buying food luxuriously (guilty of that!) and 5 baju raya!!

And those in Gaza.. living in fear, not even sure whether they will still be alive the next second because missiles and bomb and just drop anytime. MasyaAllah. I can’t even imagine how would they feel. I’m always in tears every time I read my twitter timeline, they are in so much pain, physically and emotionally.

I keep thinking, what can we do to help them..

1) Boycott Israel product

or whoever or whatever that supported Israel. Our contributions to Israeli’s economy will be used to by bombs to kill other human beings. I DON’T WANT!!! I’m not gonna kill another Palestinians. They have suffered more than they can bear. May Allah grant Jannah for all the Syahid and Syahidah..

No more Starbucks, McD. You may think a cup of frappucino might not hurt anyone. But what if a thousand people thought the same way.. what if 10,000 people still buying Starbucks frappucino?? That one maybe equal to a missile probably.. I don’t know. I never bought a missile before..

Here’s the list I get from Boycott Israel Campaign 2012.

Read under Nestle.. Oh my.. I have to find substitute for my Maggi and Nescafe!!

Check out the sub company under Estee Lauder & Loreal.. I think I’m left with NARS, SKII and probably Chanel!! (That is actually quite a good news for me!) Haha..

2) Donation

Money. Clothes. Food. Medical supplies. Whatever things that they need to survive day by day. I know this established NGO AmanPalestin has been around for quite sometimes to help the Gaza, Syria and Egypt during their hardship. They are very well-known for their charity work. I know they are doing this donation drive where you can just donate from your phone. Even it’s small amount.. it does matter to them.

Type PALESTIN <space>10

(for 1 / 3 / 5 / 10) in Ringgit Malaysia

and send to 39111

When they received, they will send back a message to you saying…. “Terima kasih kerana menderma untuk Tabung Aman Palestin”

Easy right. Just grab your phone and donate. I believe you spent more that RM10 at Bazaar Ramadhan for buka puasa, right. Let’s sacrifice one piece of murtabak (that’s about RM3, I believe) and donate to these Palestinians.. We can do that, right? 1 piece of murtabak today, tomorrow maybe no ayam percik, the day after that probably no tepung pelita.. Even it’s a little bit, it’s still count. Ever thought about donating 5 times a day? Like every time after prayer ;) Maybe can score a little brownie points from Allah too!! :D

Maybe there should be a NGO that can help us sent bomb to the Israelis too.. Something like..

ISRAEL<space>BOMB

Send to 39xxx

That would be a great help, right?!!

3) Du’a

That our most powerful weapon. Trust Allah.

Photo googled from the Internet

Look at these Palaestinians. MasyaAllah.. They know the Israelis can drop their weapon anytime, but they still come for solat even in an open air area. If we were in their positions, would we be able to do that?

I am not a professional writer. I’m just writing from my heart. My heart feels heavy for these people. I hope you don’t mind sharing this articles with others so more people will contributes to the donation drive. More people will boycott Israel products and more du’a for the Palestinians.

This is not about religion anymore. This is about human right!

XO

Ramadhan 2014!

It’s time of the year again.. Ramadhan is here!! Alhamdulillah we are given another chance  this time for another round of this holy month. I wanna wish all of your a happy Ramadhan. May Allah grant us goodness and protection during this holy month. May He bless us with health and happiness, and most of all, may He accept our good deeds and ibadah.

Here’s Bella after school, feeling excited looking at mirrors around her in a changing room at the tailor shop. May you get infected with her happiness :D

Take care..

X

Because People Live When You Give..

Are you free next weekend? ;)

There’s going to be a blood donation drive going on at the eCurve.. well, obviously to collect more blood for our Blood Bank.

The reason I’m advertising for this is because..

I like blood..? Haha..

No, that’s not what I meant.. It’s just closely related to my work.

I’ve seen bad polytrauma cases that needed 25 pints blood and blood products transfusion, pregnant mother that bled 12 litres while giving birth, dengue haemorrhagic fever that needed blood transfusion, liver transplant will have 30 pints pack cells and more blood products standby for transfusion. We drink blood here in the hospital, people!!

Seriously, your blood will save peoples life. Who knows today you help others, another day, someone else will help you, insyaAllah..

Lets donate some..

because people live when you give..

XO

Dengue. Let’s End This!!

Hi all..

I had a bad ICU call few days ago. It was horrible. I was just mega-exhausted. Our ICU is 22 bedded, and one person taking care of 22 beds during on call is mad. Really.. It’s the Intensive Care Unit.. not the normal ward. if one patient collapsed is still do-able. But there was one time, I was on call, and I had 3 patients collapsed and needed CPR at the same time!! MashaAllah.. The angel of death must be really busy that night in the ICU..

Anyway, back to my on call story. My ill patient that night was a dengue patient.

Dengue nowadays are so much different. It’s getting more and more difficult to manage. They need ICU care just for dengue. At the place where I work, we even have a dengue ward. The load of dengue patient in the hospital is getting worse over time.. and mortality or death due to dengue fever has increased significantly. Since January 1, 2014 until now.. there’s already 22 people died of dengue!!

Yes, it’s because of this mosquito called Aedes Aegypti

Image from Google

If you happened to find this mosquito with black and white stripes on its legs. Kill it!!

Kill!!! Kill!! Kill!!!

If you can’t.. then run for your life!!

This Aedes mosquito is the carrier of flaviviruses. (Yes, dengue is a viral fever!), so, no antibiotic needed unless you have a secondary infection..

But seriously, all of us have to play part in helping to eradicate the mosquitos. When you use the mosquito spray, it only works on the adult mosquitos. But it doesn’t kill the mosquito eggs!! This is the part where you should ask me.. where does this mosquito eggs live?

The mosquito eggs live in stagnant water!! Yes, probably it’s in our flower vase, or the kolah air in our toilet, clogged drain, rooftop gutter or construction areas. Please, I know we can’t go and clean the construction area but at least what we can do at home is remove all stagnant water in our house / compound. Change the water in the flower vase everyday  (yes, you heard me!!) Make sure the drain around your house is working well, no leaves or anything that can clog the water flow in the drain..

Aedes usually comes out twice a day, during dusk and dawn.. What I do at home, is to close all windows and doors early. And mosquito repellant to prevent mosquito bites. Sometimes the lotion repellant, sometimes the sticker repellant. For the toilet that we rarely use, I keep the toilet seat cover on, so the stagnant water in the toilet bowl won’t be the ground breed for this  Aedes fella..

Typical symptoms of dengue is fever, bone pain (myalgia), joint pain (arthralgia), loss of appetite, common flu-like symptoms, headache and pain behind your eyes (retro-orbital pain).

The technology nowadays can even detect dengue at day one when you started to have fever. There’s a blood test called NS-1 to detect dengue virus in your body. Usually, during first of fever, your platelet count will not be so low. (Lucky there’s this NS-1 blood test that is very specific for dengue fever!). So, if you live in a prone-dengue area, and having dengue symptoms, get yourself check early.

Please, please, please..

Let’s do our part. Don’t let the mosquito breed easily. Enough people dying of this illness. Prevention is better than cure.

#MsiaEndsDengue

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