In the words of my mum,

"Fret not my son!"

Apart from the weird choice of words for this day and age, she has a point; don't make mountains out of molehills or you'll miss the forest for the trees.

How big a problem will be is only proportional to the amount attention you want to give it.

Mama says "eat or die"!
The hardest war that's ever fought by men is the one within themselves; 

In whatever you do, make sure you can live with yourself and the decisions you've made.

Because if you can't, then don't expect anyone else to do the same.

“We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.” 
― Dalai Lama XIV

Of late, a lot of people has been making a fuss about what Aamir Khan has said about the medical profession on his show and how doctors are now blood-sucking creatures.

Whatever that needs to be said, has been said, both in favor and opposing the opinion that doctors are blood-suckers.

People will believe what they want to believe, and whether you do good or  evil, people will still talk regardless.

TV is there to entertain, and nothing is more entertaining than the distorted truth.

Of course there are bad doctors out there, and they stick out like a sore thumb. There is no excuse for unethical doctors and they don't last long as even their own colleagues will turn them in for the sake of their profession and their patients.

It's just unfortunate that these unethical doctors are the ones the public tend to remember and paints a bad picture of the medical fraternity.

Please do not generalize and please do not assume, as when you assume u make an 'ass' out of 'u' and 'me'.

My belief is that action always speaks louder than words; keep working hard and continue doing the good that you do.

Why should it matter what a TV personality says about my profession? It sure doesn't matter to the patient clinging to his life after a road accident and it shouldn't matter to you as you try to save them.

Doctors can't choose their patients, but patients can choose their doctors, and I pray that you find the good ones and expose the bad ones. For all our sakes.

Aamir Khan was not the first, and won't be the last to criticize our profession.

So at the end of the day, does it really matter what he's said?


So doctors, back to work.

Perplexing isn't it as to how some people will make a lot of fuss over their fellow Malaysians marching for free and fair elections and a corruption-free government?

They fuss about the ONE DAY in the year where they can't go to their favourite shopping mall hassle-free, but are more than happy to get screwed-over the rest of the year by corruption.

This is not a march to prove who is right, this is a march for free and fair elections.

The outcome of the game is decided during the General Elections, both the winner and the loser. But how can one play the game when the rules are CROOKED?

This is what BERSIH is all about.

We all wish to reach for the skies, but we often forget the ground we stand on.

We are told to observe & emulate our seniors, but the bad eggs are often too glaring to ignore.

Some senior doctors treat those under them like dirt, forgetting that one day those same junior doctors are the ones that will treat them when they can't no more.

The seeds you sow today will grow into the trees of tomorrow; may we never be arrogant doctors.


"Do you wish to rise? Begin by descending.
You plan a tower that will pierce the clouds? Lay first the foundation of humility."
- Saint Augustine
Congratulations to Batch 22,

Through the hardship of the past month, you have emerged victorious and now have the right to call yourselves Final Year students.

To those who didn't make it, have faith that everything happens for a reason, sometimes you have to do things twice to get it right; but if something is worth doing, then it's worth doing it right.

To those who are going for supplementary, the thought of going through it all again is often the biggest burden, but to quote Winston Churchill:

                                                             "If you're going thru hell, just keep going!"

Take a few weeks off to recharge, come back & be better than you were; you didn't make it not because you're no good, it's because God decided that the challenge was too little for you the first time.

If He has brought you to it, then He will bring you through it. Don't give up.

Happy holidays & make the best of your electives!

On grace and manners;

To quote what was once said before,

Good manners are just a way of showing other people that we have respect for them. 
~Bill Kelly

Every once in a while there are days when we are faced with those with such poor manners, to such an extent that there is no other label to give but RUDE.

Often when it happens, we are taken aback as it's often unexpected. Then there's two immediate thoughts that will then cross our minds, the first one often being,

Was it something I did or said to make you act rudely?

Which is a valid enough of a thought for you to wonder, because you are concerned if it was your doing. But the problem starts when the second thought occurs,

"Setan goreng! If you are rude to me then why shouldn't I be rude to you? Fight fire with fire la friend!"

At which point you will be wielding something sharp out of anger, most probably your tongue.

They may say that the pen is mightier than the sword, but they forget that the tongue can cut so much deeper.

But again, as they say,

Anger is a wind which blows out the lamp of the mind
~Robert Green Ingersoll

Don't stoop down to their level, and never ever do anything foolish. As anger, to quote once again,

Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured
~Mark Twain

To all those reading this,

I pray, that you may, keep your wits about you, and your grace and manners even closerNever reciprocate that which is wrong, as two wrongs don't make a right.

Treat everyone with politeness, even those who are rude to you - not because they are nice, but because you are.
~Author Unknown

But if all else fails, always remember,

Treat people as you would like to be treated.  Karma's only a bitch if you are.
~Author Unknown

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