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Sunday, May 22, 2016

Accepted To Master Program: Sad over happiness.

It's been a while....always been a while recently.

The thing is, I was busy arranging my migration to KL city...yes. KL.

I was one chosen for Master program in Pathology in UKM. Happy, a bit shocked, sad on having to leave my family behind...mixed reactions from me.

I was not expecting myself as a candidate for Master program. I do like to futher my study, but I always think that a lot of people out there are better than me. Why me?

To think about it, maybe it was written all along. I should go. I will not lose this one in a lifetime opportunity. I better lose myself and study.

What will I become if I really completed this program... 4 years later... well, I will become a pathologist. A specialist. I really cannot imagine myself being one.

Now, what I feel the most is sadness. I have to leave my wife, my daughters , my cat, my comfort zone to go to a new place called Kuala Lumpur. I really cannot imagine to be living alone there. I really want to bring my family but my wife is working here in Kota Kinabalu. If I bring her there, then what she will do? She was bounded by the JPA contract. She can't just quit and stop working. But I really do want to bring them along.

Perhaps, one day later. I don't know. Or I just finish this 4 years quickly and get back straight to them.

To think about it, my daughter will be 4 years and 7-8 years old when I finished. Sad..not able to see them growing in front of me.

This is a big sacrifice that I need to do. It's for the benefit of me, and for them. I wish that I will have time to visit them every month if I could.

5 years ago, when someone asked me where will I be in 5 years time...I will never say KL. I never wish to live in KL. Now, I have to.

I am looking forward to complete this program.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

The Importance Of Signature

No matter what job are you doing, a signature can be always be a dangerous thing to write on a paper. Especially if you have a certain amount of power to or rank that can approved something with your signature. For a doctor, our signature can be used to prescribe medication to a patient, or medical certificate, medical reports, sometimes if you are involved in management, your signature can be used to approve payment or et cetera.

Once in a while, there will be a headline in the news regarding doctors who abused their signature to give medical certificate or medical reports, some are their fault, sometime it can be forged by irresponsible person to be abused.

We were told since the beginning of our career as a doctor, to protect our signature and chop above anything else we have. Since becoming a doctor, your signature now has a value compare to others. Not just doctor, engineer, lawyer, people in the administration, all are warned regarding this 'power'.

With great powers, comes great responsibility (spiderman!?). Sometimes, people just suddenly appear before us handing us a lot of thing to sign. Counter signing.

"Doctor, please counter sign this.."

"Boss, can you counter sign this?"

Most of the time, we are too busy to bother about this. The easy way to do is, to trust that person, and sign it so that we can chase them away quickly so we can continue our work. Those we don't trust, don't simply sign. Those who do, just sign here and there.

NO! This is what we should not do. I will never do that and no one should. I will always ask a simple question before I sign it.

"What are these for?"

"If I signed, what happen?"

We need to know that. Do you remember insurance agent? They always ask us to sign without reading the full policy. Most of the time we do it, but what happen later? Everyone experienced it. There will be something unfair (must be) with the term and condition. Who do we blamed? Ourselves.

For every signature that we give, we should take responsibility on it. So please make sure that we know what we are signing for. It could lead us to court, prison, or the most suffering condition we will ever imagine in the future. It's better to prevent it rather than regret it later.

So for those young doctors, engineers, lawyers, teachers, businessmen and businesswomen, please remember that with great power in our signature, came a very big responsibility.

Do not simply sign on everything...

* This post does not look significant because most of the time people already knew this. This is too basic, but perhaps there are still some people who does not. Who knows...

Monday, April 11, 2016

Religious Raid in Malaysia should be systematic.

There has been a few raids by Religious department in our country. This issue must be addressed with cautions. In one side, there were these open minded people who think only for the best for everyone, and the other side were these people holding religious flag in their hand. As important as religious is, I am in between.

For me, the thing that keeps me worry every time I think about it is on how privacy is treated in this beloved country of Malaysia. No matter how important you need to be religious in your life to achieve that goal to enter heaven, at the same time you need to think that we are not living alone in this country. And not all people are doing bad and sinful thing as you all think.

I never had such experience of being raid by religious department, however my parent had once. How my mom describe it, very rudely someone bang their hotel room at night my parent were criminal hiding, my dad had to rushed to the door and my mom had to rush covering her head (yes we are Muslim too, not just that religious department guy). At the middle of the night, my dad is not that young, and with that kind of shocked state, he open the door slowly, afraid someone going to enter and rob them (as that's how they behave then), to find out it was religious department. Investigating everyone as they are all sinful. My mom and dad has been married for more than 30 years old for godsake!

Since that day, I will ask my mom and dad to rent a better hotel, thinking that a 4-5 star hotel will not be raid like that. They protect their customer privacy..more than protecting, they RESPECT their customer privacy.

However, reading on the news nowadays, even 5 star hotel are not spared by those religious department. Are we supposed to worry about this? Yes.

Not to say that I am pro on adultery, but this is about respecting someone's privacy.

What are the chances of everyone in the hotel, 100 % of them are doing a sinful thing? Slim chances.

Most of the people in the hotel are people like me, my parent who want to relax with our family in a comfortable hotel, trying to avoid those banging on the door by uninvited whoever they were.

This will also gave a bad impression of our country to overseas tourist. This breach the hotel policy and if they say that they raid those places because of insider information, that consider a leak of private information. They know who are doing sex inside the room, not impossible someone also can know how much money the customer had, children, or anything regarding customer...this is consider a private information and are dangerous if disclosed routinely by 'insider'. Not possible, a robber, or a kidnapper can retrieve such info for their criminal use.

Even if they say they follow those who are trying to commit adultery or whatever sinful thing, that is also consider unethical. In normal people term, that was called a stalker. How is this okay for Religious department.

I would hope that Religious department try to address this issue systematically. Not just going straight and bang a wall like a kid would do, we are adult and we need to consider a lot of thing before doing something. I believe, such raid can be done if it's not crossing any line.

And if we all think that crossing line is the only way, just thing that God is there watching. We are only human, we don't even meet God ever... so who are we playing God in this world?

-This is an opinion. Opinion are meant to be digested and not judge. Everyone are free to give opinion.