Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Sixth Sense...Konon

Last week, my colleagues and I had a small/short sonographer's meeting. One of the issues was the time management. Though I'm always 'fashionably' late (Eleh, it just 5-10 minutes late je. Mak Naga tu je yang kecoh lebih. Kowserlah!!), I always managed to finish my scan on time or earlier. So far, I didn't get any 'love letter' from management about my time management (sebab I never keep my patient waiting for more than an hour), except one or two verbal complaint from the patient yang tak reti bahasa. Ye lah, appoinment kau pukul 10.00am, kau datang 9.30am, tak ke kau kena tunggu 30 minit?? Dah la yang dok complaint tu set-set Pakpak-Somsom, as if macam servis kat negara asal diorang tu bagus sangat. Kalau dah negara asal kau tu bagus, why bother to come to England kan?? Eh, ter'emo' pulak. Come on lah, kadang-kadang when it come to abnormal baby or miscarriage, off course I'm going to use and spend more than allocated time (which is 20min per patient) with the patient kan?? I have to make sure that whatever I found is correct with sufficient and supporting evidence (i.e ultrasound photos sebanyak mungkin to convince the consultant with my final impression). Besides, you're in the hospital, what do you expect?? That is the common thing to happen..TO WAIT!! Not that all of us are lazying around or berkuk-kik cikpat bagai in the pantry sambil makan biskut mery. We got better thing to do and sometimes some patient needing more attention than the other. So, we have to choose what's more important and what's not!!!

One of my colleague, lets call him Pak Tam. He's always spend more time with patient. God knows la ape benda yang dia buat. But then again, takkan la all of the cases that he has to see, he need more than 20 minutes. Setakat dating scan tu, pejam mata pun boleh buat. I buat TVS pun 5 minit je. Dia buat TVS ada la dekat setengah jam. Tu pun tetap la salah masuk lubang jubur instead of vagina kan?? Mak pitam kejap bila midwife yang jadi chaperon dia tu bagitau kat Pak Tam yang dia masuk salah lorong..boley?? So, bila dah lama sangat menunggu, patient pun mula la complaint sesedap rasa. Ye lah, kalau kena tunggu sampai satu jam, I pun naik angin uols. Kalau lepas tu dia minta maaf and explain to the patient takpe la jugak. Ni dia pergi marah patient tu kan?? So, Mak Naga memang la hangat hati dengan peel pakcik sorang nih. Evertime she tell him to speed up, he always come with excuses after excuses. Common excuse dia, he need 30 minutes for detail scan. Fine!! Memang la in NHS guidelines, it said that all detal scan has to be done in 30 minutes.

Well, I do agree with him la jugak sebab guideline tu dah keluar dari awal tahun, but until now, satu hapa pun tak jadi lagi. Walaupun I and Mak Naga had no problem with that (sebab weols memang spesies speedy gonzales), tapi guideline kena la ikut. Kalau tak, nanti ranking NHS weols jatuh nyah. Kang tak pasal-pasal hospital tu ditotop selama-lamanya, tak ke I kena menjual diri nanti nyah hoi!! Mak Naga said, she's trying her best but it is hard to change the system that have been implemented since zaman Margaret Thatcher katanya. The only thing she can do is make all the detail scan appoinment alternately with simple scan such as dating and growth scan. So at least we can pick our time back if we spend more time on detail scan. It works for me I must say. Besides, I've been trained before in HUKM how to speed up my scanning time and at the same time do what you need to do for the scan. Ala ni semua konsepnya work smart. Tak payah la nak tertib sangat. Contohnya, we are all taught to scan start from head to toe, but if the baby position is difficult, buat la mana yang boleh dulu. Tengok spine ka, tangan dan kaki ka, placenta ka...yang hang dok pulun tengok benda yang tak nampak tu jugak pasai apa?

Lepas tu, dia bagi lagi excuse. He said that there is a dark forces, some kind of devil or evil spirit in his room which caused him not doing his job properly. Tu diah!! I'm speechless!! I really want to laugh but I keep holding it because I don't want to offence him (because he seemed so serious about the evil spirit). Dah la asal dia bercakap asyik tengking-tengking je. Paria sungguh perangai!! So, Mak Naga promise that she will do something about it. I'm like huh?? Are you for real?? Sixth sense la sangat konsepnye kan??

"I can see dead people, Abang Bruce..."

I didn't say that I don't believe in ghost, spirit, syaiton ni semua. For me, I do believe that all these dark forces/makhlus halus are exist. But I do think that they have better thing to do dari dok mengacau orang tak tentu hala. Best ke dok mengusik orang ni?? Actually I ni pun penakut jugak orang. Tapi takde la lemah semangat macam Leha tu (ops). Nak nak pulak since I duduk kat UK ni, lagi la kepercayaan karut ni terus I lupakan as if that they never exist gituh. Lain la masa kat Malaysia dulu uols, lalu kubur cina pun I seram. Kat UK ni, graveyard la tempat favourite untuk dilawat sambil pose-pose gedik atas kubur. Kau berani?? Lagipun, most of the kubur kat sini ancient kubur uols. Some of them dibina sangat unik. Kadang-kadang tu siap jogging around graveyard lagi sebab tenang je bila lalu kat sini. Kalau kat Malaysia memang berani kan nak buat macam ni?? Kang tak pasal-pasal kena sampuk dengan jin tanah. Hish, macam mana la si Ijad tu boleh duduk rumah sebelah kubur tu eh?? Cuba bukak tingkap tengah-tengah malam sambil study kan...ish seram lah!!

Sekarang kalau datang hospital tengah-tengah malam pun tak takut. Masa kat HUKM dulu, pukul 6 petang I dah cabut lari dari klinik O&G tu. Seram uols!! Si bodoh Sharul tu pulak tak habis-habis dok provoke with his ghost story when he was there one night. Kononnya, masa tu dia datang bilik dia nak print assignment, tiba-tiba ada 'benda' tapi on the computer screen tanya "tak balik lagi ke??". Pandai la 'benda' tu guna komputer!! Hah, tu lah akibatnya kalau menyalahgunakan harta benda kerajaan!! Tu belum masuk cerita pasal patient PSY yang bunuh diri kat elevator main building. Betul ke Cik Kiah?? Hish macam-macam la diorang ni! Pastu, ada pulak staff nurse bagitau kat I yang one time dia nampak 'benda' menyerupai Kak Fahya merayau-rayau kat area ward combined and feto-maternal scan room tu time tengah-tengah malam. Boley?? Punya la banyak benda dia boleh jadi, KENAPA KAK FAHYA YANG TEMBAM TU JUGAK YANG DIA PILIH?? Kenapa bukan Brad Pitt ke, Hugh Jackman ke. Tak pun koman-koman jadi la Ziana Zain kan?? Hahahaha..ampunnn Kak Fahya!!!

"Cis berani betul la menatang yang copycat ni. Dia ada ke pipi tersorong-sorong macam mak ni?? Ado??" *larikkkkkkkkkkkkkkk~

After meeting, Mak Naga yang busybody ni pun sibuk dok bercerita kat semua orang about Pak Tam and his ghost story. Siap panggil aku sebagai saksi ni. Kaedah sangat betina ni. After that I found out, rupa-rupanya this Pak Tam actually have a psycopatic problem uols and he is actually on medication. So, I believe whatever he saw in his room was a hallucination la kot. Betul tak Esah?? Hopefully he'll get better la yer. Jangan sampai dia dok dengar suara-suara suruh bunuh orang sudah. Kang tak pasal ada orang amuk kat maternity department ni uols!!! Ish molot...Nauzubillah!!

PS: Biar muka macam hantu, asalkan perangai elok. Daripada muka cun melecun tapi attitude mengalah syaitonnnn nirrajimmmm!! Kannnnnn??~

Thursday, October 14, 2010

The Confession of Kuih Batang Buruk and Serunding Ikan Bilis

Evening in Sungai Dua, Penang

It has been a while I didn't update my blog. I've been living quite a quiet life lately...hmm NOT!! It is more like roller coaster. Upside down and all around.

Eid was moderately fun. Except the part that my beloved grandmother (my dad's mum) passed away on the first day of eid, in the afternoon. My feeling was mix. In away I was devastated because I didn't managed to see her before she passed away. But at the same time, I'm glad that I'm in Malaysia when she died.

I was sad. I would lie about it. Though the tears were not coming, not until I kissed her and seeing my Mak Su (the one who had Down's syndrome) talking with the remain. I don't how my Dad felt about it. He seemed calm. That is one thing about my Dad. He never really show his emotion. He was calm when my grandad passed away. He was calm when her only brother passed away. Not to mention when I decided to move 6000 miles across the globe to London. I know he was upset and he just simply walked away when we were talking about it.

I took this photo after came from the grave

But when I saw him in the grave, helping those men transferring the remain of my granny, I saw the sadness in his eyes. And I suddenly transformed to Neng Yatimah, one of Malaysian prominent Queen of tears. Boleh? I cannot imagine lah if I'm in his shoes. Maunya ada aksi-aksi cakar tanah gamaknya. I'm very bad in dealing with death. Especially for those who is very close to me. Though I'm not very close with nenek on my dad's family, but too many childhood memories with her, especially scene melihat cousin ku kena kejar dengan arwah (sambil pegang cili) atas batas sawah sebab mencarut tak tentu pasal.

Post raya, I wasn't feeling that well. Even on the flight back to London, I still not recover from my illness. Not to mention annoying passengers yang sungguh ramai paku pakis dan yang sewaktu dengannya. For example, one this particular person who sat by the window on the same row with me yang mengada lebih just because of unfunctionable (if this word is ever exist) earphone. After he requested the earphone to be change, the same problem still occur, so he blamed it on the seat (something wrong on the audio reception ke hapa ke..God knows!!). So, he demanded to sit on available empty seat. Setelah puas hakak flight attendant ni mencari seat, she managed to get 2 seat and both of it right in the middle of the row, not by the window. That guy said he need to sit by the window (for the reason that I don't know lah). The flight attendant apologized to him and said there's nothing she can do (and off course la Business class is not an option kan??). Then, pakcik tu mintak borang complain..JUST BECAUSE OF BLOODY EARPHONE!!! Macam mati je kalau tak tengok movie on the plane tu. What you want her to do?? Break someone's limb??

Tapi, dalam-dalam tak sihat tu, sempat la jugak I seludup serunding ikan bilis hasil air tangan my mum yang sedap tak terperi tu. Sekilo you!!! Walaupun ada few gram from it the dirampok oleh perampok-perampok HUKM yang mengidam my mum's shredded anchovies (that is what I used to described it to Ralph). Itu je yang sempat diangkut balik. Nak bawak segala kuih muih mana la muat bag uols?? Lagipun, this raya my mum doesn't make much kuih muih. Most of them were kuih tunjuk-tunjuk and lots of kerepek dan tempeyek. So, you guys can imagine la if I bawak benda-benda ni. Comfirm nanti bertukar jadi serbuk tempeyek. Besides, barangan shopping pun banyak. Sampaikan I kena duduk la on my luggage, baru boleh tutup dan kunci!

Perlbagai juadah untuk tetamu

Last 2 weeks was my birthday. Oh don't ask what is the number because I'm still at my twenties. So, don't even bother okey?? Hiks. Thanks to Ralph for breaking his limps preparing the yummilicious foods. To Lee and Martin, thanks for coming all the way from Cambridge. Really enjoyed the night. I would love to put your photo on this blog, but since I didn't master the art of putting the mask on the face yet, so I have decided not to. Thanks for the pressie, though it wasn't Louis Vuitton or Gucci (thetap nih..FA mana LV untuk I??). Dan tak lupa kepada yang datang memeriahkan majlis sambil menonggang tuak (matilahhh!!). Hope you enjoyed the night!! I love you guys...TOO MUCH!!

My cute little Adam

Some of the pressie

My wish for my birthday?? I just hope that I do well in life and after death. That's all. But there's still lots to achieve, there are lots of mountain I didn't climb, there are lots of ocean I haven't swim (tetibe drama!!). Off course we can never get enough. We always want more for our life. Some said that I achieved a lot for my age. But for me, I still have many dreams to chase. TOO F*&%ING MANY!! But orang kata, a thousand miles journey start with one step. So, step by step, bit by bit and I believe one day I will achieve my ultimate goal (and it is not marriage yer!!).

Ok lah, hopefully I have more courage to update my blog more often. To England team and Malaysia team for Commonwealth Game..WELL DONE!! To Lukman, all the best with your flying training. To Lee, 3 minggu tu tak lama, especially for those yang weekendnya terisi dan berisi (matilahhhh!!). To whom it may concern (you know who you are), THANKS FOR EVERYTHING!!!