Sunday, November 30, 2008

Doctors are human too, not God..

i was surprised to see this article on the Headlines of The Star, this morning..... seriously, i wonder where does Tan Sri gets his data... and base on what parameters do he want to screen the students? MMSE? personality test??

and i think, sometimes, they tend to forget that doctors are human too, not God.... under such circumstances; not just the work load and ridiculously long on-call hours, these doctors are not just physically but also emotionally, mentally and spiritually challenged... knowing that you have done your very best, yet you could not help the patient further... losing hope, seeing deaths,... tears and disappointments,.. under such circumstances, anyone with a heart may break... many people falls into depression with MDD(Major Depressive Disorder)... should we deny this group of people treatment and the chance to live their dreams?

more importantly is when people break, they should be allowed a moment to weap, learn, heal, recover and rise again.. i have known doctors, good doctors, who had psychiatry illnesses like MDD and general anxiety, yet, having symptoms under controlled, they make a great doctor...

and i believe that medical school is just a small part of life, if we cannot handle the stress in med school, the future would be very difficult for us... passing exams is not the hardest thing in medical school, but rather, learning and obtaining as much skills, knowledge and wisdom as possible within these 5 years, so that we can use them to help our patients, heal illnesses, save lives - that is perhaps an even tougher thing to do...

give your very best for each patient..

do your best, and let God do the rest...

The Article from The Star:

Sunday November 30, 2008

At least five doctors to suffer from mental woes every month


KUALA LUMPUR: Every month, at least five doctors are found to be suffering from mental illnesses, director-general of health Tan Sri Dr Mohd Ismail Merican said.
He said these doctors were either psychotic or neurotic but still managed to get into medical schools because these schools were not screening students meticulously enough.
“When the doctors complete their two-year housemanship and their applications are submitted for registration with the Malaysian Medical Council (MMC), they fail to get registered.
“Their supervisors do not certify them as fit to be registered because of indiscipline and poor attitude arising from mental health problems.
“The mental cases range from psychotic to neurotic. Psychotic cases include delusions and hallucinations, and neurotic behaviour includes anxiety, fear and anger due to the competitive environment,” said Dr Ismail.
These medical graduates, totalling about 60 cases a year, are unable to cope with their housemanship as they may have been pressured by their parents to take up medicine.
Dr Ismail said it was disheartening to note this emerging trend due to an inefficient selection process, adding that the mental cases were referred to the Medical Review Panel (MRP).
Since many of these graduates have spent a lot of money on their medical education, the MRP may extend their housemanship and at the same time send them for psychiatric treatment.
“In the event they are assigned to work, they will be thoroughly supervised and counselled by experts and given light duties until their mental condition improves.
“I am not so sure whether we can identify those with attitude problems during an interview unless such problems are obvious,” Dr Ismail said at a forum on Training Future Doctors: Have we got it right?
About 2,000 medical doctors are registered annually from 21 local medical schools and 400 recognised schools overseas.
Different medical schools around the world have different selection criteria for their students, Dr Ismail said.
However, he said that the ministry was also planning some form of examination to check their attitude, knowledge and experience after they complete their final examination.
Most of the mentally ill students, he said, could have undergone pressure and depression while studying and faced difficulty in coping in a hospital environment.
The other weakness was a lack of proficiency in the English language.
Higher Education director-general Prof Datuk Dr Radin Umar Radin Sohadi said the ministry was currently reviewing universities’ curricula to ensure high standards in medical education and training for doctors.
“Uppermost on our minds will be the safety and well-being of patients,” he said.

Friday, November 28, 2008

kei tak sek's mango lo

I craving for KTS's mango lo~~~ wawa~~....
okay, maybe that's not a very good opening line for a food review....
anyway, i'll like to recommend one of my favorite desserts : tada~
seriously, it's the best, ever!
one of my friend said that when i eat this, like happy till wanna cry... haha!!
but really, you should try it....
unfortunately, the branch near times sq had been closed down...
shifted to somewhere near low yat, i heard,.. will go food hunting after exam ^^

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Thursday, November 27, 2008

Personality test (1)

Today, i have for you a personality test, Enjoy~



If you could have the third eye on your body, where would you put it on?

1) your head

2) your heart

3) your back

4) your hand


1) You have no respect to your lover, instead, you often exploit him/her. As far as love is concerned, you are too QUICK. You easily fall in love with someone and leave him/her right away when you get bored.

2) Since you are scared of being cheated by the others or not wanting to be disappointed again, you, therefore seem to be contented with your unrequited love.

3) It takes you a long time and big effort before falling in love with someone. But, once you are in love, you will love him/her with all your heart,sincerely and forever

4) It is hard for you to get deeply involved with someone.Most of your relationships are just more than friends but less than lovers.



Your selection of the chair can tell you the type of person you are.

1) Cloth covered

2) Leather covered

3) Wood

4) Cushioned

5) One with a built-in massager


1)You want your partner (girlfriend/boyfriend) to be together with you always, no matter when or where.

2)You want your partner (girlfriend/boyfriend) to be more open with you about himself/herself.

3)You want your partner (girlfriend/boyfriend) to take more care of his/her dress and manner.

4)You want your partner (girlfriend/boyfriend) to be a little bit more relaxed, calm and composed.

5) One with built-in massager. You want your partner (girlfriend/boyfriend) to do more for you.

The message behind the question:

A chair is for sitting on. If you choose to sit on certain chair,you

have no suspicions or distrust towards it. This is the same psychology

present in our relationship with the people we like. In other words, the

qualities you look for in a chair are similar to the qualities you look

for in a partner.



** 1 9 5 0 **

What is your first thought when you saw the above number?

1) Year

2) Phone number

3) Money

4) Combination code in a locker room


1) You think he/she is very smart one….you love his/her brain.

2) You love his/her personality….Everything he/she does is beautiful.

3) Let’s face it… love his/her money.

4) You love his/her appearance….you like a good looking person .



You decided to go for a cave tour. What kind of caves do you want to visit?

1) Cave with a narrow entrance but a wide exit.

2) Cave with a same space of entrance and exit.

3) Cave with a wide entrance but a narrow exit.


The philosophy behind this test indicates how you spend your money……

1) You easily spend your money much more than what you earn.

2) You keep balance between the money you can earn and the money you spend.

3) Stingy you! Though you have earned a lot of money but you hardly spend it off.



There is a cake with plenty of room to put many more candles on it. How many more candles do you want to put on the cake?

1) One

2) Two

3) Three or four

4) More than five


1) Wow! You seem wanting to get married as soon as possible.You may get married at the age of 20 or right after you have finished your education.

2) You want to be married a little sooner than the other.However,you want your marriage to be agreed and pleased by the others.

3) You want to enjoy your youngster life as long as possible.So you don’t want to be married too soon. You may get married when you are over 25 even you already have your steady loved one.

4) You are full of curiosity. You are curious about everything.You want to travel and accumulate your experience more and more.You want to prove yourself with the challenging work.You may enjoy your unmarried life until you are 30 or over even you have had so many lovers by then.



Noticing a new plant pop up from the ground, what is your first thought?

1) Glad and want it to grow quickly.

2) Be careful.Don’t step on it.

3) Oh!Will it give flowers?

4) Thank God!Many thanks to you,God,for its growth.

5) All right! No more watering!

This test indicates your attitude towards your parents….

1) You don’t want your parents to interfere whatever you are doing.

2) You feel grateful to your parents for bringing you up and making you a nice person.

3) You rely on your parents so much and want them to be always close to you.

4) You have your sincere thanks to your parents.

5) You want to be self-survived as soon as possible.

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Everything I do - Bryan Adams

(here's the song lyrics you requested ^^- of the song playing at the background... i liked this sing too!)

Look into my eyes - you will see
What you mean to me
Search your heart - search your soul
And when you find me there you'll search no more

Don't tell me it's not worth tryin' for
You can't tell me it's not worth dyin' for
You know it's true
Everything I do - I do it for you

Look into your heart - you will find
There's nothin' there to hide
Take me as I am - take my life
I would give it all - I would sacrifice

Don't tell me it's not worth fightin' for
I can't help it - there's nothin' I want more
Ya know it's true
Everything I do - I do it for you

There's no love - like your love
And no other - could give more love
There's nowhere - unless you're there
All the time - all the way

Oh - you can't tell me it's not worth tryin' for
I can't help it - there's nothin' I want more
I would fight for you - I'd lie for you
Walk the wire for you - ya I'd die for you

Ya know it's true
Everything I do - I do it for you

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

so touched today :)

i sooooo moved and touched today... because ka fei and honey posted English translation in their blog for me!! yeay! finally, i can read their blogs liao! yippie! im sing tried to blog in English too, but i think she gave up half way.. hehe...

confessions of a medical student #45 : i can't read Chinese.... i know, you can go ahead and laugh, call me banana of whatever names you can think of... sigh... condemn me for not knowing the Chinese language... it's not the first time, anyway... you know, maybe i didn't had the luxury of attending a Chinese primary school,.. there's so many nice Chinese books i would love to read, if i could... and those Chinese songs i had to learn and memorize by heart... going to the karaoke but not able to sing Chinese songs... disappointed when some Korean/Japanese movies only have Chinese subtitles... and when you go to the Chinese food stall, being unable to read the food menu, you kindly ask the hawker what he have, and he would give you a cruel 'can't-you-read?' stare... eventually, i learn to figure out a few words... once i told my friend that if he sees a single syllable word which is super hard to write, it's indefinitely porridge... and susan just laughed out loud... haha!.... but seriously, it's true and logical right?? oh well... and sometimes, sometimes, it does feel painful, almost stabbing, when being segregated by your very own race.. sigh.. i shall not elaborate on the feelings... don't wanna get too emo today...

but of course, there were not too bad days too... i do remember clearly, when i was attending a camp in form one, a Chinese Language Society Camp, (i don't know how shinLoo successfully talk me into attending the camp), but anyway, it was really hard for me at first... then i remember, there was this senior committee, Ah Fatt, who actually translated every activity/announcement during the entire camp, (every single word!),despite me being the ONLY one who doesn't know much Chinese.... so nice, right?? and, by the way, the camp was fun! and i was glad shinloo dragged me along :)

and there were those really bad times too, like the first day i stepped into UKM, during orientation week, i could not understand why did they liked to separate the races, and the Chinese would be grouped together for some 'ethical talks'.. and when the senior (forgotten his name) asked 'who do not know Mandarin, raise your hands' - which i eagerly did, and despite the few of us, i think about 10 of us, who raised our hands, the senior just nod with a 'okay, just-a-minority' look, and said 'ask your friend next to you to translate to you'.. and continue talking (in Chinese)... my heart literally break that day, how i missed home so much....

i think, the worse thing was, i innocently grew up, believing that about half the Chinese population in Malaysia don't know Chinese as well... i thought not knowing Chinese was a norm... because in Seremban, there was King George V, St Paul, Convent, ACS.... while as for Chinese School, there were just Chan Wa and Chung Hua High School.... and SMK Bukit Mewah, of course... so, i grew up with people who spoke English... i grew up believing that everyone does that too... it was only in university that i realized the harsh reality...

okay, shinyin, don't get too emo... i did finally picked up some Chinese along the way... thanks to my housemates and friends who helped me all the way... i know, stopping you all at mid-sentence with a blur look can sometimes be irritating... hehe..... do bear with me...

anyway, thanks a lot, my friends!! thank you for spending the time and effort... thanks a million to ka fei, honey and scent for the translation on your blogs, and thanks a lot to all my friends who helped me cope with the language barrier and cultural shock..... i really, Really, REALLY appreciate it.. and this blogpost is dedicated to you all~ *muaks*

p/s: learning a bit of Chinese in university, is beneficial too, it comes in handy when clerking patients, especially really old patients who had poor command in BahasaMelayu and English.. i learned terms like Prostate cancer, Anemia, Breast Cancer, Cyst, schizophenia, MDD, etc in Mandarin and Cantonese... thanks to my friends who patiently taught me well ^^

Monday, November 24, 2008

The infamous Seremban Siew Pao

Being a proud Seremban gal, today, I am honored to introduce to you, one of Seremban's famous and well known food...
The kitchen~
So many delicious siew paos~~
and VOILA!!
These are the pork-filled siew pao~
the delicious juices flowing out..
RM 1.10/piece
These were the chicken-filled siew pao
got sesame seeds on top....
the egg tarts are great too!

and their Tiramisu cake tasted good too!!
(only the Tiramisu though, hehe, hush, hush....)

This stall is situated opposite Blossom Garden,
same row with the Buddhist Association/ Curry Leaf / Hang Kang Restaurant

i heard that the boss of this restaurant wakes up 3am, (yes 3AM!!) every morning, (yes, EVERY morning!!) to cook the fillings for this infamous Seremban Siew Pao... he would later distribute the fillings to the branches while his employees would wrap them in pastry and bake them... it is after all, a secret family recipe....

so, there is a moral in this story too, every success starts with hard work and determination...
and behind every bite you take, someone worked really hard to put that smile on your face..
enjoy your siew pao~

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Saturday, November 22, 2008

5 seconds to vent

i cannot breathe...
i cannot breathe...
when even the hypoxic drive fails....
the suffocation is overwhelming....
you feel the burden upon your shoulder,
you feel the weight against your chest,
you fight to get up,
and then, you get tired of fighting,
i wonder where are the last minute adrenaline shots,
i shall never procrastinate again

Nick Vujicic : No Arms, No Legs, No Worries!

today, let's share something inspirational:

this is Nick Vujicic, and as the title implies, he does not have arms or legs, yet he has been able to achieve to much, inspire so many people.. a few quotes that i liked from his was:

'we should not compare sufferings'

'do not put off the things you can do today. do not procrastinate!'

'when we fall, all we have to do is to get up! and the stupiest thing we were made to believe is that we have to do it alone. the truth is, we are not alone...'

' there is a perfect time for everything'

i think i shall leave it to you all to venture his life:

A bit of history from wikipedia:
Nick Vujicic (born December 4, 1982) is a motivational speaker and the director for Life Without Limbs, an organization that is for the physically disabled.
First-born child into his devout Serbian Christian family, Nick Vujicic was born in Melbourne, limbless, missing both arms at shoulder level, and having one small foot with two toes protruding from his left thigh. Initially, his parents were devastated. However, Nick turned out to be otherwise perfectly healthy.
His life was filled with difficulties and hardships. One hardship was not being able to attend a mainstream school because of his physical disability, as the law of Australia required, even though he was not mentally impaired. During his schooling, the laws were changed, and Nick was one of the first disabled students to be migrated to a mainstream school. He learned to write using the two toes on his left "foot," and a special device that slid onto his big toe to grip. He also learned to use a computer and type using the "heel and toe" method (as demonstrated in his speeches). He can also throw tennis balls and answer the phone (also demonstrated in speeches).
Being bullied at his school, Nick grew extremely depressed, and by the age of eight, started contemplating suicide. After begging God to grow arms and legs, Nick eventually began to realize that his accomplishments were inspirational to many, and began to thank God he was alive. When he was seventeen, he started to give talks at his prayer group, and eventually started his non-profit organization, Life Without Limbs...
Nick graduated from college at the age of 21 with a double major in Accounting and Financial Planning. He began his travels as a motivational speaker, focusing on the topics that today's teenagers face. He also speaks in the corporate sector, although his aim is to become an international inspirational speaker, in both Christian and non-Christian venues. He regularly travels internationally to speak to Christian congregations, schools, and corporate meetings. He has spoken on four continents (Africa, Asia, Australia, and North America), in over twelve countries, and to over two million people face-to-face.
By the age of 25, Nick hopes to become financially independent. He wishes to promote his words through shows like The Oprah Winfrey Show, as well as by writing books. His first book, planned for completion by the end of 2009, is to be called No Arms, No Legs, No Worries!
A DVD, Life's Greater Purpose, is available on the Life Without Limbs website. Most of the DVD was filmed in 2005, featuring a brief documentary about his home life, and how he does regular things without limbs. The second part of the DVD was filmed at his local church in Brisbane, and was one of his first professional motivational speeches.
His secular DVD "No Arms, No Legs, No Worries" is available online through his corporate motivational speaking company "Attitude Is Altitude."
Nick's first worldwide television interview, featured on 20/20 (ABC) with Bob Cummings was aired on March 28, 2008.

Inspired? visit his official website at :

Want to hear more?

This is one of his motivational speech...
Part 1



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Thursday, November 20, 2008


i'll be locking up my lappie for a while, as i have an exam around the corner, yet i have this stupid uncontrollable online addiction... but i hate to leave my blog unattended..
thank God, peanut taught me how to auto-schedule-posts on my blog...

1. go to create new post
2. click post option
3. fill in the dates
4. click publish post
5. the word schedule will appear next to your post title
6. done!
(i hope this works... never tried it before... if this gets posted, means, it works!! ^^ )

therefore, i'm sorry if i wouldn't be around to response to comments and all... (i promise to reply to every one of them when back^^) and i hope my posts couldn't be too dry for your appetite... haha... do wait for me to be back~ meanwhile, keep yourself company with these dry posts, i have prepared one post for every 2 days, (EOD/every other day posts) hehe...

something interesting MayLuu emailed:

This is for people who are myopic...
1. look closely at the picture, what do you see?
2. Remove your glasses / lenses, what do you see now?

No, you are not hallucinating. It's just that you have myopia..
i'm not sure what would a person with perfect vision sees though..
you tell me.... :)

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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Nothing is impossible, never give up!

When someone tells you that you can't do something ...
Look around...
Consider all options...
Select your best option, then GO for it!

Use all the things God gave you(or your parents gave u)
Be creative!

Never give up!

In the end, you will succeed and prove them wrong!
Always remember
Nothing is impossible, if your heart is willing
Dedicated to everyone going through exams, final postings, professional exams,..
let's all make it through

p/s: republished with permission from En Yuan

p/ss: i have a friend, audrey, whom when she was a little kid, she liked to put salt on the snail and watch it, and point to her mum and say, 'look mum, bubbles!!!!'... haha! i know, it was quite sadist, and shocking, coming from such an angelic person like audrey.. hehe..
*hopes audrey don't see this, hehe* *runs*

p/sss: a cute joke from chuafc:
there is an ant, a tortoise offered him to give him a ride... so ... he went on it... then the ant saw his friend...the snail... he got off his tortoise friend and went to tumpang the snail...
then suddenly...the snail said ...
"whoa...tortoise is so fast!"

Sunday, November 16, 2008

How to fix a wounded bed?

Cheryl's bed was wounded today... the thing is, the beds in HUKM's student hostel are rather 'fragile'.. i think the beds were probably older than we are... all suffering from severe osteoporosis... somehow, the nuts, nails and wood structure were starting to give way... sadly, to submit a complain to the office to fix this problem, it takes like, erm half a year, maybe? So, we were left to figure out ourselves, or well, sleep on the floor :(

Really, we tried everything:
duct tape
lots of duct tape
lot's of strings
(poor illustration of knotting technique...
we weren't scouts okay)

bottom line: nothing works!!
except one...

Today, i'll share with you, how my housemate, Sweet Cherry fixed her wounded bed..

Things you need:
1. Bandages
2. Lots of bandages
1. Wrap the bandage around the supporting structure of the bed

2. Tie a double butterfly knot
3. Tie a 'beautiful' butterfly knot
Mayluu insisted that the knot MUST be 'beautiful'...
4. must tie with love and care... haha....
5. Replace the plank
6. TA-DA!! There you go.. note: 3 bandages at 3 different sites

7. Replace the bed and smooth it down

8. Voila!!
Now we can all jump on the bed!!

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Saturday, November 15, 2008

i hate the rain

i wondered who has been doing the rain dance lately
the rain Gods must have been really pleased
it's been raining almost everyday
sometimes, even twice or thrice a day
you woke up to a sunny day
only to be tricked later by a massive downpour
oh gosh
i hate the rain
i really do

when it rains
half the paediatric wards in Teluk Intan Hospital
are filled with patients with AEBA
(acute exerbation of bronchial asthma)

when it rains
the incidents of motor vehicle accidents increases
the A&E department
once again crowded with anxious people

when it rains
you read of flash floods in the papers
people losing their homes
some even their lives or loved ones

when it rains
the traffic is horrifying, the jam endless
you missed appointments
or perhaps made it late to your movie

when it rains
it's difficult to catch a bus or a cab
the motorcyclist get caught under the bridge,
and you find yourself catching a cold

when it rains
the laundry don't get dried
clothes get wet, shoes get soaked,
appointments postponed, plans canceled

when it rains
all i could do is, stay in
cuddle under my blankets
rejecting awful dreams, thoughts and memories

give me a reason,
how can i not hate the rain?

the little magical song, i was taught during my childhood days:
rain, rain, go away,
come again another day...
rain, rain go away,
please, please, pleaseeeee....


p/s: is there a sun God? we can do the sun dance ^^

p/ss: this is cheryl's response to this post, but i'm not sure how to comment in cblog. click here

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Nah Youn Sun, Korean Jazz Vocalist - what a performance!

I've just got back from Nah Youn Sun's Jazz Concert at the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra(MPO), Kuala Lumpur Conventional Centre (KLCC).... and it was - AWESOME!!! I have never heard such an impressive vocalist performance... Listening to her sing, takes your breathe away, quite literally... you feel your soul being sucked out from your body, as it lingers and sways with the song... you being hypnotized by her voice, her music... the music fills the space, and all there is, is just you and her...

Nah Youn Sun voice is so versatile, almost like a an instrument... she can sing any note, hitting those high octaves and going deep and mallow... she can sing even with her 'breathe' !! and do the lip smacking thing ! Listening to her, makes me feel that the conventional modern pop artist (not going to give examples here), well, they are not good enough... THIS IS WHAT YOU CALL SINGGING~~

Her back-up quintet was very impressive as well, with:
1. the pianist - very impressive, loved the jazz jamming... and he plays the keyboard and the piano (did i say both at the same time?)
2. the guitarist - yes, you can play jazz on a regular guitar... really fast....
3. the bass - cool, electrically shocking... there was one part where he plucked the guitar like the way you play the cello, upright.... wow, i didn't know you can do that!
4. the percussionist - so fun seeing all his percussion! and the sounds can make your mind fly..
5. the drummer - super cool drummer! with feel~ but i secretly think that my brother, Tuan Yuan can play better than him... hehe... fyi, my brother plays for his school chinese drum band... and they won the states competition and performed at the national symposium! how cool is that? maybe, next time show you all the video... hehe..

there was an invited Malaysian guess who performed 2 songs with her too(playing the bass)! (but i forgot his name.. hehe.. paiseh..)

I loved her songs so much, after the performance, i bought her album, Memory Lane..

and i got her signature :)
It says: shinyin, kam sa ha mi da (thank you) (signature)

Visit her official website here (

To listen to her songs, click here

Memory Lane
01 . Eternal Love / Music : Niels Lan Doky, Lyrics : Lisa Freeman (04:25 )
02 . Paper Tiger / Music : Dong Ik Jo, Lyrics : Anna Lia Bright (04:33 )
03 . Memory Lane / Music : Jung Yeol Kim, Lyrics : Anna Lia Bright (04:46 )
04 . Anak / Music : Freddie Aguilar, Lyrics : Freddie Aguilar (04:48 )
05 . Little Fish-Big World / Music : Jun Park, Lyrics : Anna Lia Bright (03:16 )
06 . Cloud Nine / Music : Tae Soo Kim, Lyrics : Anna Lia Bright (04:07 )
07 . City Rhythms / Music : Niels Lan Doky &Youn Sun Nah, Lyrics : Lisa Freeman (03:27 )
08 . Han River / Music : Kwang Min Kim, Lyrics : Anna Lia Bright (03:55 )
09 . Heart of Glass / Music : J.Ivanovici, Lyrics : Anna Lia Bright (04:55 )
10 . Cinderella Me / Music : Jung Yeol Kim, Lyrics : Anna Lia Bright (03:28 )
11 . The Waves / Music : Dong Ik Jo, English Lyrics : Anna Lia Bright (04:37 )
12 . Tears of Ice / Music : Satoh Masahiko, Lyrics : Anna Lia Bright (04:15 )

To purchase this album, click here

Nothing, NOTHING beats the live performance though...

Some of her other songs:

Nah Youn Sun - Rainy Day

Nah Youn Sun - One Way
There's a little history about Jazz Vocalist Nah Youn Sun:


NAH YOUN SUN, Korean Vocalist- Born in Seoul in1969, the daughter of a choir director and an opera singer. Nah Youn Sun started her musical career with the Korean Symphony Orchestra at the age of 23, having never studied singing before. She then performed in numerous Korean musicals on a national stage, for which she has received numerous awards.

However, because of all its constraints she did not find that musical environments fulfilling. She decided to go to Paris in 1995 to study jazz and French song at the CIM school—one of the oldest jazz schools in the French capital— and at the National Music Institute of Beauvais, and at the Nadia and Lili Boulanger Conservatory.

Her fondness for jazz revealed itself when she started playing in Parisian jazz clubs in 1996–97
with David Georgelet and Yoni Zelnik (who still play together today). She attracted considerable attention, notably by Jacques Vidal who invited her on his record Ramblin (1999).

She received numerous prizes (Jazz à La Defense, Saint-Maur, Montmartre), and continued to comb jazz clubs and participate in festivals. In addition to this French life, Youn Sun performed in Korea. In Seoul, she created her own production company, Bis Music, where— as a leader—she produced two records distributed by Sony Music.

In Paris, she worked almost exclusively with her quintet whose records are produced by the independent label In Circum Girum.

In five years, Nah Youn Sun has recorded four albums (two of which are exclusively distributed in Korea) and has extensively performed in various jazz festivals in France, Europe, and Korea.

In 2003 she was named Jazz Artist of the Year by the Korean audience and media. A few months before, she was featured with her quintet on a program for ARTE Channel called Paris Jazz Club – Rue des Lombard. In 2004, the release of Nah Youn Sun 5TET’s So I Am... It was widely celebrated by French audiences as well as the press, who regarded her as one of the most remarkable singer

Something else to look forward to :
For more information, visit The Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra
Box office: 03- 2051 7007

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

COAMS #5 - To Believe.. To have Hope, Faith and Love

(November 11, 2005 at 02:18)

The week before my holidays, I went to church. I can’t remember the last time going to church. Mind you, I’m not a Christian, so going to church wasn’t an obligation for me. I remembered in primary school, I argued with my Muslim friends that most of us follow our parents religion… If your parents are Muslim, you’re probably a Muslim too, same goes to Christian, Buddhism, Taoism, etc…I told them, if you were borne to Christian family, chances are, you’re probably a Christian as well,.. If I am borne to a Muslim family, I’ll most likely be praying to Allah. Being afraid to sin, they all disagreed with me, saying that they’ll convert to their own religion no matter what! I remembered clearly, all disagreed except one. His name was Kamal.

I BELIEVE IN GOD. Or rather, I chose to believe in God- the creator, a greater power. Humans had spent so much time, sacrificed so many lives in search of HIM. They concluded with many different religion you see today. I’m not saying that religion is bad or fake - this is a very sensitive issue (God knows, I might even get sued for this). In fact, I truly support and encourages religion as all of them tell us to do good. If EVERYONE follows their religion, I’m sure this would be a better world. No more fights, No more cries, No more war.

So, I labelled myself as a free-thinker. Note, a free-thinker, not an atheist. Yeah, I don’t believe the monkey thing. I don’t deny evolution either. Perhaps, there is another origin of humans, one that we haven’t discover. Maybe God is watching as, like the way we watched the tiny ants.

Buddhism is probably just a phrase I used to fill in the blank next to religion in forms. Hell, I don’t understand a thing about Buddhism, the karma law and stuff. There’s the Buddha statue at the alter, next to the Guan Ying, Guan Gong and yin yang symbol. There’s numerous 7-star-crystal, silver papers and josh sticks. Then there’s Jesus on the cross. As a kid, I used to wonder whether all the different Gods would fight. My dad claims he’s a Buddhist, mum said she’s a Christian, yet they both burn silver papers to the ancestors- which to me is more of an act of Taoism. Perhaps it’s more of a ritual than a belief. I don’t know…

My parents brought me to this Siamist temple two days ago. It was this Sangkasa Celebration (Offering Robes Celebration). It would have been easier if I understood what the monks were chanting. Sometimes, it really amaze me how people can believe so much without understanding the meaning. My aunt actually memorized the whole 1-hour chant and no, she does not know Thai Language!

Where was I… oh yes, I went to church the week before my holidays. I realised how much my mandarin sucked when I could not understand half of what the priest was preaching in front. However, I like the feeling of being in church or a temple. Perhaps it made me feel closer to God. Perhaps, it gave me peace. Perhaps, it made me felt protected, reassured. Perhaps, it gave me hope, faith.

it's good to believe in something, someone, or some higher power,.. just leaving everything to Him, trusting.. it helps a lot, especially when you are in Medical School, when you see pain and suffering... when you share them,.. when you experience them,... they too became, a part of you...


cute blog award - when my blog was anything but cute?

yes, the title was self-explanatory. I've just received an award / tag from JC in da house (the cute gal who lights up your day) and chuafc2006 is coming to blog! (the cute guy who takes really good photographs!)...

i can't help but notice the grammar error in the award name. Cute's Blogger Award sounded somehow, wrong... shouldn't it be Cutest Blog Award? or Cutie's Blog Award? Does it refer to the blog being cute, or the blogger being cute?? haha!! Perhaps, the English teacher from Sibu, STP or Poh Lin my primary school buddy can uncap their red pens and offer their opinion ^^

Anyway, i would like to thank Sook Jiuan for sending me this award, on her birthday(11/11)!! YES, everyone go wish her happy birthday!! =) wish Joann happy birthday here

Attached, the set of rules? (seriously, who started this award?? so seriously long weh, your set of rules) =P (cut & pasted)
1. each blogger must post this rules
2. each blogger starts with ten random facts/habbits about themselves
3. blogger that are tagged need write about their own blog their ten things and post these rules . you need to choose ten people to get tagged and list their names .
4. don`t forget to leave them comment telling them they`ve been tagged and to read your blog .

#A. Post the set of rules - done, as above

#B. 10 Random facts / habits of myself:
-darn lucky! =)
-libran, thus indecisive
-music, classical, musicals, maksim, MPO, jazz, modern, bartok, Gershwin
-travelling, Italy
-procrastinator, poor time manager (and poor $ manager)
-autumn, after the rain
-nice family & friends ^^
-speeding, surfing the net, swimming
-wang lee hom
-pursueing happYness

#C. 10 things about my blog
-black, obviously
-dark, obviously
-cool, nice songs :)
-cool, nice readers =)
-cute enough for this award?
-erk... dunno lar... you all help me to describe lar....

#D. Award and tag people
Because you are all so sweet, nice (and cute) people... YES, i am awarding this award to YOU!! yes, you reading this !!! and all my friends and blogrollers!!! coz all of you rock! (i mean, are cute) =P

you've just been tagged with an award for being cute or having a cute blog, whichever cuter =P
(in no specific order)

-Brenda @ ~b's~
-Shin Loo @ the georgraphically blind
-Suk Teng@ story of my life
-Xiang Ying @ What Sashimi Addict?!? What?!?
-cheryl @ 樱桃女王的世外桃园~~
-蘑菇精 @ 蘑菇精妄想星球
-Poh Lin @ My Spot To Write
-Christina Ng @ Kiwi Bird's Heart Sound
-BingWui @
-BorneoFalcon @ Borneo Tips
-ShawnnLoo@ everyday is a gift
-YeeMing @ Temptations and Ambitious
-KaFei @ Fei
-SuiTuaPui @ ...Still crazy after all these years!
-Primus @ Mumu
-Dann @ The Journey
-ChuanGuan @ Pieces of Me
-Darren Lee @ Life of Magician & Magic
-Jun Jun Riko @ Starry Nitez
-wi @ wi's crap
-CuteLittleAngel @ Random Thoughts
-oyy @ Tracing The Hero Footstep
-khek @ Bittersweet symphony
-knitfreak-to-be @ interesse e paixao
-HanPing @ The Journey of House Pharmacist
-Jamie @ Dawn Rose Creation
-ChilliYeow @ my language has its speech
-ZhenLong @ zL express
-sabahking @ Touch The Sky
-spectre @ SpectreOutreach
-raneye @ Speak to my finger
-Daniel @ Weird Weird Daniel
-fengY @ FengY blogs too
-sine nomine @ steps of my life journey
-anita @ anitamukahpress
-topo @ topotato
-bernard @ Green Tea World!!
-a@ron @ XimpliXity
-hOcmun @ The Cross Junction
last but not least, back to Joanne @ JC In Da House and chuafc2006 is coming to blog!

anyone i missed?? it's 0347am and i am super sleepy, super tired and super blur... so ya.... forgive me if i missed you out.. just leave a msg/comment/shout and i'll add it :)

for the record replying tags are on voluntary basis... depending on your level of 'wu-liao-ity'... so ya... this was just me, being bored again... sigh...

~gee, tags are so childish and aimless!! i wonder who does it? =P (hehe)

and guess what? because i am really nice, this award also comes with the Butterfly Award (tagged by BorneoFalcon and ShawnnLoo)

and this

and this

Kreativ Blogger
and this
Love-You-This-Much award

Monday, November 10, 2008

8 things we didn't know when applying for med school

You know, back in those days, when we graduated from high school, and eagerly filled up the application to medical school, there were a few things, we didn't realise we CANNOT do, in medical school... i shall mention a few here:

1. NO unusual piercings

2. NO tongue piercings

picture from: flash your tattoo

let's break for some interesting fact: Here's someone who broke the Guiness Book of Records

Brent Moffatt from Winnipeg, Canada, pierces himself with surgical needles as he sets a Guinness record for most body piercings, in Montreal, December 13, 2003. Moffatt inserted 900 needles into his legs to break his previous record of 702 piercings - 12/26/03 (scary, isn't it)

3. and definately NOT this... super gross wehh... i dare not even look at the picture... :P
picture from: too many piercings

4. NO nail polish
hmm.. i secretly adored nail polish.. but i guess it's not a luxury i could afford... and nail polish is actually rather bad.. it hides the clues for diseases, which we find in the nails, like vasculitis, leuconychia, splinter hemorrhage, etc..

5. NO long finger nails.. finger nails have to be clean and short as we would be examining patients... and percussion would be darn painful if your third finger nails are short... if you noticed, all medical doctors and students have short finger nails, especially the third finger on the right hand...

6. NO hair dye (besides copper/brown/black)
i don't know who made this general rule... i once wanted to dye my hair blue, with a tinge of silver lining.. but well, in the end, didn't do it.. i can't imagine the expression on my supervisor's face if he sees me like that... so ya.. this is one of those things, we are not suppose to have..
picture from: your color ideas

7. NO unsual hairstyle - this is obviously, out of the question lar....
8. NO tattoos - and there goes my tattoo dream~

picture from:

i goggled this and found this tattoo pretty cool...
~the last supper~
very artistic... i bet it's painful too....

Author's Note

Dear friends and readers, Thank you for dropping by and leaving comments/ shoutouts. More importantly, thank you for being there... please accept my apology that, lately, i may be busy with work and not have time to reply youir messages/comments, but rest assured, each and everyone is read, and highly appreciated :) have a nice day! ^^

of love

Today, i heard a story which was not a story of falling...
of living in the dark end of winter turmoil..
instead, it was a love story..
of a couple who did not live happily ever after...
but they live, loving each other..