Verbal spar

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For convenience purposes, I've decided to create a new post on this. I copied all the conversations from the chatbox and pasted it here so that all of you may conveniently stay clear of what is actually going on. So, this is the 'verbal spar' that took place:

18th Feb 2006


elainesan:
seriously, i have no respect for sedaya's doc. in d Q, who are just mere student but SNOBBISH. here is a lesson: basic of a doc, going to d lowest. u guys, lazy, proud, stuck-up ass.

who knows the best. ME!! i am a medic student frm local uni. it's difficult. being a doc, difficulties not in studies but to reach out and help poorest of d poor. you ppl, shitty proud.

i will never allow any friends i know to visit your clinic. ever. life of love ones at risk. snobbish med. STUDENT, see how far you can go with that attitude.good luck




19th Feb 2006

Callyn:
what is wrong with elainesan???


Jolyn (me):
Ms/ Mr Elainesan, I'm terribly sry for u to feel tht way. But, may i hav the honour to know who you are/where you are from? Mind if i ask, who or wht hav u encountered, tht gives u such an impression?

I am not denying nor am i agreeing with u. But, IMHO, wil it b too fast for u to judge/ to catalog us ALL to b like tht? i wud b glad if u could help to point out my mistake. I wud certainly accept

& apologise if i'm at fault.To err is human..But frankly,I hv always hv great respect 4this profession&others whos in the same line,regardless wher we r fr& same goes2 u.I hope 2clear any misundrstandg




20th Feb 2006

elainesan:
first of all, sorry to claim ALL of u "like that" but MOST of you are. DUH~~ sedaya is crap. medicine students for STPM below 3.00?? no respect. PROUD ass. lagi no respect. lazy. ugh

and what more. your exam paper is easy piece of shit. a doctor? i beg your pardon. MY profession basic, HUMBLE! dont brag to those NON-doctors.one more, please don't regard me and you as us.

i never brag. you guys, conclusion: got the mouth but brainless bunch.i respect THIS profession with my name. BUT i dont respect YOUR ways of treating this profession. a DISGRACE

i proudly announce i am one of those meek student in UM. my name is as posted-elaine.from KL.do please take note on your attitude.the bossy-ness can even be seen outside w/o opening your braggy mouth.

and what i said applies to 29 of 30 ucsi students. i seen most of you guys. to be a doctor is to provide the BEST service. NOT because of glamour and MONEY. doctors earn little, mind you!

i am in my final year. if i ever come across you guys, trust me! i'll do something to mend that "BIGGEST fractures" of yours.


rosesareblue:
wah!! wad happen??u step on ppl's tail ka??so big conflict. but i thk she has her point and u have urs. no comment. muahz out. peace


Weihan Goh:
elainesan, as much as I see private colleges as taking in students with a little too low a CGPA as a possible timebomb to the future of the profession, unless you can give proof, you achieved nothing.

You have been basing your claims on assertions, without proof nor analysis. If you really think that this what you claim is true, do indeed give us buyable analysis and evidences



Lord Cronus:
To the lame UM medical student with the name Elainesan. In my mind I always had a believe that UM medical students were the cream of the crop of this country, but ...

Now hearing you with this slander without any reasoning shows that how low UM has sunk. I do not know whether this is true but...

From seeing you behaving like this surely reflects back at what UM is teaching you in ethics and morality.

We are medical students here( I doubt it about who you are) are trained to analyse any problem and to present it with reason and evidense. So the next time you choose to insult UCSI medical students.

Do it with reason and proof. If you have any sense of what i just said, u will understand it. If u have problem understanding it.......




21st Feb 2006

rosesareblue:
wahlao....havoc!! let's c wad elainesan has to say. UM w00 La LA~~


dobbs:
Bear in mind anyone can claim to be a final year student from MU or whatever

So take things here said with a pinch of salt pls and hold off the lynch mob!

the MU final years are busy at the moment with upcoming final exams btw


elainesan:
what i said here is just me AND my collegues opinion.final exam or not, people from ucsi MED are helping among themselve. DOCTORS?? bahhh....enough said.

what i comment here, you guys will PROVE it 10 years down the lane. that is IF you can graduate on time. even if you can, sedaya is HELPING OUT since you are their first "baby". hehe...

i am outsider so i may have wrong comment but what about if everything come out from YOUR own lecturers mouth. how shame~~~

there is Opa,mon2 sat..to name a few! oh gosh, i feel so sorry. i even seen your test paper. joker

cronus shit, i am in final year. i anaylze before i open my mouth. evidence is to be shown to the professional NOT "self-acclaimed" pro..

take care. good luck. i don't have time anymore after this to drop by. bye. best regard.




22nd Feb 2006


kelmacho:
I'm enraged with this attack on UCSI medical students. Anyone out there......Remember, we just finished our first year. We don't even have seniors to lead us.

Since elainesan happens to be a senior from UM, u should consider advising us instead of throwing cricticism at us. After all, we all are at the same aim of helping in healing of people.


Weihan Goh:
A few issues here. First, like dobbs said, anyone can pose as a medical student from Universiti Malaya. Therefore, this should be taken at the individual, and not institution level.

Second, while elainesan thinks that UCSI students are collaborating to defend themselves, rest assured that my presence proved this wrong. I'm an undergrad from Nanyang Technological University.

Thirdly, when elainsan bases her flaming posts on opinions, then her credibility is just that. It proves that she is unable to analyze a given opinion and respond based on it rationally.

Fourthly, claims based on what if situations are just not buyable. It's just like saying the Petronas Twin Towers will collapse tomorrow.

Fifth, analysis is just not there, albeit elainsan claims that there was. Trust this NTU debater on this.

Finally, if elainsan's issue is indeed with the quality of education within UCSI, I would welcome her to discuss this in a mature manner at my blog at
http://infinite-possibilities.blogspot.com/

And just to make things a little clear, I do not know who the blog author is. I just dropped by here.


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Before I go any further, I would like to thank all of you who have came to share your thoughts and mind.

Basically, I don't know and neither could i recall who Ms.Elaine could be or is and I'm still curious on how she landed here. Not to mention that she knows that I'm a medical student from UCSI. The bottomline is, I am still quite clueless of what that have sent the spark, igniting this conflicting isssue.

When I first saw the message left by elainesan, I was puzzled and stunned. I tried resolving but it has unexpectedly turned out to be the other way round. As for now, please allow me to reply on her previous 2 posts on the 21st and 22nd Feb 2006; and also to express my opinions on this issue. [note: when i'm saying 'you' later, i am referring to Ms.Elainesan]

Again I would like to make it clear that I am not denying nor am I agreeing to what 'you' have presented here.

To quote from what 'you' said:

medicine students for STPM below 3.00?? no respect.

I have to admit that I failed to see from your point that this shows that we have no respect (to this proffesion?). Can we ever measure the level of respect merely using academic credits? IMHO, respect is not something you earned just like that. No doubts, a high achiever of an established, top university could graduate with a nice and neat degree or masters and etc. The respect one gained is for your level of education. In other words, people are more likely to respect your 'perfect-high achiever-degree' than you. Put on a white coat and a stetho, will people respect you? Yes, indeed a lot of people have great respects on doctors. The question is, without that 'identity', will they respect you the same? Is this the true respect that 'you' meant? I think that the true respect one earns for him/herself , regardless of the social strata, is way harder than just achieving grades.

To quote from 'you' again:

i never brag.... i respect THIS profession with my name. BUT i dont respect
YOUR ways of treating this profession. a DISGRACE

If 'you' really a person as what you've said, I'm glad and happy that 'you' are. One of the reasoning I could offer for your rather emotional remarks is that 'you' are a person who is concerned about this medical health line. It is a good thing. However, if expressed with a not so appropriate way, the effect may not be that favourable. Pardon me, I'm not suggesting that 'you' have acted inappropriately. But could there be a better or more constructive way? I see that 'you' and I are differnent and each individual have their own, unique way of expressing and perceiving each matter. So no offence, for I am not here to judge. I noted that 'you' stated that 'you' dont respect my/our ways of treating this proffesion. A disgrace huh? I don't get your point. If you would try to listen, I am telling you again that I do treat not only this proffesion but my medical studies seriously and with respect. And I believe I'm not the only one.

Thanks lots for telling me about this:

...NOT because of glamour and MONEY. doctors earn little, mind you!

Actually, I've already learned about all these. If money and glamour are the factors, I wouldn't be pursuing medicine.

Another thing, I’m not sure if I get 'you'; about 'you' seeing our test paper. FYI, we have weekly formative assessments. As told by my lecturer, those questions in our weekly test goes quite detailed into the topics we were tested on. I personally share the same thought as well. And 'you' mentioned Dr.Opa and Dr.Maung(,I believe so, for this is closest to my lecturer’s name that you mentioned as ‘mon2 sat’ ???) . For our first professional exam (part1) last year, of course they can’t afford to be as detailed as it is in our formative assessments. In addition, it isn’t too necessary to repeat and test us all on the same questions or aspect again. Also, to share what a few doctors have told me before, the exam is not meant to fail us but to test us and see what we know and what don’t we know. Anyhow, I am unsure which paper did 'you' claim you saw but I hope I delivered my points across.

'You' might be thinking that we are helping among ourselves but Weihan Goh and dobbs are not my classmates nor are they my uni-mates. Anyway, I don't know if you'll ever read this but that's about it that I have to say in reply. From all these discussions that have taken place, I've learnt and come into 2 conclusions; we shall all see after 5 or 10 years later and for all that you've said, it gives me a motivation to become better. And to all my fellow mates: I understood that you may not felt too comfortable after reading some of the comments written here but put aside all these and forget about arguing or proving who's right and who's wrong at the mean time. I see this as a 'blessing in disguise' . Take this all and treat it as another challenge for us to strive forward. Try not to take them to heart. I hope that all will share the same view and turn all these into constructive stepping stones, reaching higher up the sky.

everything seems BAD; pure BAD!

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I have been having this kind of 'bad feeling' sicne weekend and today, it is my BAD day. I have NO mood for anything at ALL right NOW. And when I'm NOT in a good mood, I find it hard to even fake something from a more optimistic or maybe rational point of view. Accumulation of little things happening now and then have rolled up into a gigantic 'bad-omen-snowball', which came crashing from the hill on ME! Yes! Right on me! I was left lying FLAT on the ground. oOH, nothing much... I'm just halfway embedded in the rocky mantle of this planet.

Talking about today alone is enough. This morning, I started this new day afresh but, in no time, I became like this:












A withered flower.

I decline to elaborate further what I encountered. Yeah, true... my morning didn't went quite well but I made it a challenge for me. I see it as a blessing in disguise; as a motivation for me. Hopefully, I'm determined enough to accomplish it. Anyhow, I am NOT done feeling bad about this YET.

Then comes afternoon. With the burning sunlight piercing through my skin, the heat is not something one could enjoy. It is OK if I'm sheltered in a building or in a car. BUT...

I met with an accident. I was driving. At one of the roundabouts, a WIRA was in front of me in the queue. She moved ahead, and i thought she has already moved away. Thus, when I saw that cars are cleared from my right hand side of the road, I moved on. And that is how the accident happened.

All the discussions going on here and there, under the strong UV wave isn't making the situation any better. And i felt so tanned now. Ish! Anyway, cut the crap...So, I have to pay for all the lady's car fixing expenses. The bumper did not seems to be suffering any serious injury BUT the workshop fella was telling us that he will have to put 2 screws in,then order the paint and spray it. What?! Actually, I think that the car can be perfectly alright without any fixing,ok. Anyway, I shall not argue about that. Just,...whatever!

Feeling all sticky and sweaty throughout the rest of the day, the bug bite on my neck grews even more annoying and irritating. Aargghhh~!!! DOnT feel like talking NOW and please DON't come near me or I might end up biting your head off! Ok,that's not for real of course.

Sigh. I am beginning to feel the signs of a breakdown. I desperately need a break.
Oftenly,the strength form 'above' is best viewed, not by IE nor Firefox, but when we come to realize our own weaknesses.

Learning of our own weakness teaches us to lean on God's strength.

ODB


Yet I am always with you; you hold me by my right hand. You guide me with your counsel, ... My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

Psalm 73:23-26



然 而 , 我 常 与 你 同 在 ; 你 搀 着 我 的 右 手 。你 要 以 你 的 训 言 引 导 我 ,... 我 的 肉 体 和 我 的 心 肠 衰 残 ; 但 神 是 我 心 里 的 力 量 , 又 是 我 的 福 分 , 直 到 永 远 。

詩 篇 73: 23-26


4 scene shots (taken 17/02/06- Fri)

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-----------------Scenario 1-----------------
A 71 year old man was sent to the clinic by bypassers who saw him fell off his bike. He came in with tremors, giddiness and feeling cold. He was sent straight to the treatment room since this is an emergency case. The medical officer on duty came and did some phyiscal examination on him.

Temperature: 39 oC , has been febrile for past 2 days
B/P : 160/80
Pulse : 119/min
Dextrose stick reading: 11.1 mmol/l

I assumed that she(the MO) also wrote that CVS and respi.system are ok.

He was then given panadol and was sent outside, in the waiting area, to wait for his son. His respiratory rate seems to be increased and is using quite some amount of effort to breathe. (but then, he may still be traumatised)

The son came and I went to notified the MO. She asked to call him in. How bout the patient? She told me it is not necessary. After a few min, he came out with the drug slip. And what did the doc told him (about the diagnosis)? High fever.

Of course, he was adviced to bring his father to the hospital if anything happens. Medications were collected and they left.

-----------------Scenario 2-----------------


All the staff nurse was called to attend some training thingy by the Kementerian from 2pm to 5pm. Hence, there were no nurses around when we came back after lunch. Only some attendants and nurse assistants were around to help manage the clinic. And yeah, there were only 2 doctors that evening (compared to the normal 6 to 7 doctors).

So, we sat and helped at the BP and D/stick counter.

There were only about 3 patients who really need BP to be taken before seeing the doc but we took total of around 10 patient's people's BP. Funny huh? There could be more but we managed to really say "no" to some of them.

These people came to bring their whoever to see the doc, which means they themselves aren't sick. They just wanted to know their blood pressure and whether they are hypertensive. I kept explaining to these people that we don't diagnose you with hypertension with just one reading. Plus, if your reading differs from the normal average value, there could be other contributing factors. Furthermore, we are not supposed to do so because the system doesn't work this way.

And this is what the attendant told me on how to deal with these people: " If we were to allow one person to do this, the rest will follow as well and at the end, everyone will come. Tell them they would have to pay RM1 to register as a patient and get their card if they want to check their BP. Many will try persuade you, of course. If then, just ask them to pay here instead of at the registar. Some will walk off when asked to pay but some will still pay. So just take the money and check their BP. This will all be collected an will go to a fund."

Did we do that? No, it's kinda 'weird' and 'awkward' for us to do so. We tried explaining to them but they are pretty persuasive. Trust me, they are really insistive.

Aunty:
leng lui, can you help me check whether I'm hypertensive?

Me:
huh? the doc asked to check your BP? (reaching out to take the card from her)

Aunty:
No, i actually came to bring my daughter to see doc. This is my daughter's card, not mine. Please help me lar. I won't tell anyone, this is just gonna be between you and me. I have a card with me so people would not suspect. Come lar, ok ah? help me check, ok? See if i have high blood pressure then i can see doc.

Me:
Aunty, you know that i am not supposed to do this. bla bla bla...explaining to her bout diagnosing HPT and etc etc.

Aunty:
oH...like tht one lar...nevamind lar. you help me check and see lar. No harm done. If its high then i can seek medical advice sooner rite.

Me:
(-__-''') sigh...ok, aunty say if realy ur BP is high today, what are you going to tell the doc? tell that you just got ur BP taken by me and the reading is high?

Aunty:
nolar. I won't see doc today. I'll come back few days later.

Me:
and your complaint will be?

Aunty:
Just tell the doc i'm having headache lar. Coz last time there was once tht my BP went quite high ...bla bla bla... Don't worry, i won't tell anyone that you checked for me.

(then another guy, who is persuading my friend to measure his BP, came interrupting...)

Him:
Just check for us lar. We know you are just students. But it is for the benefit of both of us. You see, you get to practice more and we get to know our BP. Isn't that a good deal?

I can't help but to keep laughing...

Aunty:
Yalar, just help me lar. Others won't know bout this.

We gave in.

-----------------Scenario 3-----------------

It was PSY clinic that afternoon. One of the patient come asking me how many injections will he have to take today. I looked at the medication slip. Firstly, i can't really figure out what was written there. 2ndly, how on earth would i know about PSY drugs? From my rationale, my guess is that there would be 2 injections for him. But of course, I told him I'm not too sure about this and told him to ask the people in charge inside the treatment room. He said it is almost his turn to go in already and he knows they would tell him but he just wanted me to help him out a little now. Again, i told him not that i don't want to help but i really don't know about what exactly this medication slip meant. He looked at me, "you don't know how to read meh? These are all words rite?! I'm just asking you to help by telling me what is written because i don't know how to read, like that also cannot ah?!" He got up and walked off, into the treatment room.

-----------------Scenario 4-----------------

A heat of argument between a doctor and a PSY patient's brother. I'm glad tht they did not end up fighting. phew.


Feb 14 Public Announcement

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"Happy Valentine's Day!"

'ka ching!' Thank You! You are the 123rd person to wish me. NEXT!



On this Valentine's day evening, I wish to make a public announcement. To all of you who are reading: I am NOT celebrating Valentine's. As all of us may understand (,if not I am telling you now), Valentine's is a day for lovers. It is a day where couples and lovers show their love to each other. Since I do not fulfil any of the criteria, you might as well save up your texting money and energy; wish some other people who ARE celebrating today,k?

Don't get me wrong. I am not feeling blue or what. It is just like I'm not an Indian, thus, people don't wish me Happy Deepavali because I don't celebrate that festival. Get the point?

Just for your information (and since I've just found out), Feb 14 is also the Single Awareness Day (SAD) .

Read this (from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) :
Singles Awareness Day (SAD) is a humorous holiday celebrated on February 14. It serves as an alternative to Valentine's Day for people who are single; that is, who are not involved in a romantic relationship and can therefore not participate in Valentine's Day traditions. Some observers of SAD do so out of spite for Valentine's Day as a Hallmark holiday or for other reasons.On Singles Awareness Day single people gather to celebrate or to commiserate in their single status. Some want to remind romantic couples to remember those less fortunate than they are. A common greeting on this day by its adherents is "Happy SAD!"
The holiday is a good example of
self-deprecating humor.


V-Day or SAD , Feb 14 to me is just the same as any other days. I don't mind chocolates, flowers, balloons or any gifts from you though. Similarly, I may not be an Indian but I still take 'muruku'. So, buy it, give it to me and I shall take it with no hesitation.

Anyway, to all those love birds out there, Happy Valentine's Day! And to all the carefree singles,
Happy SAD!


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Everyone is talking about it...

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Ok, after the previous two random crap post, I'm going into something more serious and heavier. What else? Nothing but the current heat topic; about the caricactures published by the Danish newspaper and also the issues on Sarawak Tribune.

I've personally came across quite a handful of cartoons, caricactures and even movies or shows that make fun of Jesus Christ. I believed there is a lot more published or displayed out there that are offensive not only to Christianity alone but also to our Christ. I am not going to put up any examples here. You can easily get lots of it with a single click on the net.

I am a Christian. US, Britain, Australia,and New Zealand are all Christian countries, and that is only just to name a few. Look at Hollywood, it still seems to stand as grand as ever. I don't recall any 'earth-quaking' news on embassies or flags set on fire because of this. Enlighten me if there is and pardon me if I am wrong because I'm not a knowledgeable person nor am I widely exposed or updated about current issues.

Does that mean we don't care? Does that mean it did not bother me? Does that mean we are allowing it? And are we keeping ourself quiet about all these? No.

The question here is: "Are all these necessary?"

I understand that we are educated that this is a sensitive issue and we must treat it with respect. No objections on that. But, why not take some time, quiet down and DON'T just act on emotions alone? Think about it more objectively. Is there really no better way out? Is damage and pain a must to deliver the message across?



I don't usually talk about all these BIG, heavy issues and especially if it involves politics. This post was inspired after reading the food for thought from kennysia.com and looking at these. Just like what the tittle says, "What's with the commotion?"

ATM machine

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came across this cartoon in today's The Star newspaper


Another good example I've encountered would be "KDU college". When I was studying there, I've always thought it is rather weird; KDU actually stands for Kolej Damansara Utama and yet we often call it KDU college. This college is even registered under the name KDU College Sdn. Bhd. Why huh?


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So, a Pisces I am.

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I've got another email from Cosine. He has always been forwarding large sized crappy emails which would only fit into my yahoo mailbox and this is what he forwarded today...

"The top 10 reasons you are..."

So a Pisces I am. Before going any further, let me clarify that I don't believe in horoscope ( I believe in God) and all these is just for the fun of it =)

Ok...lets see:

10. I DO throw things away. Sometimes, something, I may keep. But, not all. It may take time but eventually I WILL throw it away when I really have to. Hmm...does that makes me 'less Pisces?'

9. Really? You are giving me a motto?!? Well, it doesn't sound too bad actually, don't you think so?

8. You call me a recluse??! OK, i feel like being one now. Throat is soaring. Nose is blocked. Watery eyes. Mucus dripping. And I don't feel like talking.

7. Do I?

6. Hope I am. haha.

5. Am I?

4. Huh? What?

3. Thinking kill brain cells so just use your eyes. Look before you leap.

2. I am overwhelmed now.

1. Duh-uh? So I am a Pisces afterall, huh?



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Episodic-Imsomnia-Attack

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I flipped over and looked at my alarm clock.It is 10 minutes past 5 in the morning. What am I doing at this ungodly hours? Perhaps I should rephrase it; what am I NOT doing at this time? S-L-E-E-P-I-N-G!!! For goodness sake, it is already 5am and I'm still NOT asleep? Gosh! I really feel like banging my head on the wall.

About 20 minutes later, my grandmother got up from her bed and began to utter her morning prayers. I laid back silently and listened to her sweet prayers. When she is done, I tilted my head up a little, "Ah mah! I can't sleep. Now that you are already awake but I've not gotten any sleep yet."

My 'episodic-imsomnia-attack' (EIA) is now at the worst point. I don't fall asleep as easy as other people but it is OK as long as I DO slumber into the dreamland. Sleeping seems a lot tougher when EIA comes haunting me again. No matter how tired or how desperate I need to catch some sleep, I still can't sleep until what may seems a thousand flip-flops over the bed.

So, I got up. Well, something to be thankful for behind this sleepless night; for the 1st time this year i woke up this early without any alarms bugging and I had my part of nice and earliest devotion n quiet time with God. At about 6.45 am, I sneaked into my parent's room and scared the living daylights out of my them woke them up to go for a healthy morning walk.

And alas, I took about an hour nap before being called for lunch. Thats it! I really hope that I can have a nice, beauty and early sleep tonight. I have to wake up early and have the entire day to work on; I'm starting my posting at the community clinic tomorrow. I don't know what awaits me tomorrow but it better NOT be boring. Or else, EIA + boredom = torture.

Jebbrine told me that her experience during her last sem was boring. They pretty much did nothing besides sitting there and sitting there and stitting there. Sad huh? I really hope things will be different for us.

Jeevan told me that when they are starting on the 6th their first task will be venepuncture. *blink*blink I don't know if they are really going to do it, but, it will be rather a great experience and exposure.

As I've said, I don't know what awaits me tomorrow but I am praying for the best and I'm anticipating it!

CAUTION: Ammonic firecrackers

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Every Chinese New Year the 'chee-ba-boom' and crackling sound will never fail to add some spice to this festive season, making it merrier but noisier noisier but merrier. Despite all the "On-the-spot RM100 fine" , "Anti-firecracker squads" , and some firecrackers seized here, here , there and almost everywhere , nonetheless, there are still some that managed to smuggle those stuffs in and out. Well, that is how we celebrate Chinese New Year...can't go without 'it',can we?

crackle...crackle...crackle...pOp! And the final firecracker exploded giving off some pale-yellowish green flame, as the ammonia reacted with oxygen (again) in the combustion process. Here is the equation for the chemical reaction that just took place yesterday night:

Ammonia: Hello! Gong Xi Fa Chai!

Oxygen: Hie! Happy Chinese New Year!
(and if you wish that I'll have a HAPPY cny as well, just please leave me alone...)

Ammonia: Hehe. I've finally got through. I've been trying to call you for the past few days but never got through. What happened ah?

Oxygen: huh? Really? I don't know wor...
(I think God forbiddens it)

Ammonia: Oh, nevermind
( YES, you are right! I really don't mind)

Ammonia: You are at home now?

Oxygen: Yeah..
(gulp..*sweating)

Ammonia: Ooh...When are you going back to
college?


Oxygen: erm... (do I really have to answer this?) June.

Ammonia: Oh, you are on a sem break now,huh? That's quite long.

Oxygen: Hehe. Yeah, BUT I'll be starting my posting on the 3rd. It is something similar to what you guys termed as industrial training.

Ammonia: Oh...training. Where ah?

Oxygen: Its in Jinjang.

Ammonia: Whereabout in Jinjang?

Oxygen: (must I tell you? I have a bad feeling here..) Its in a clinic somewhere in Jinjang.

Ammonia: Which clinic?
( What?! Isn't that info enough?)

Oxygen: ....ermm.....uh...( Can you sense that I am really hesitating to tell you this?) Klinik Kesihatan Jinjang.

Ammonia: I see. Today is 30th Jan....(counting)...So, 4 more days before your posting starts?

Oxygen: erm..yup.

Ammonia: Will you be free tomorrow? Can I come to your house?
(I knew it! *RED FLAG* Hazards ahead!)

Oxygen: Oh, my uncle invited my family and I over to his place for a meal.

Ammonia: Lunch or dinner?

Oxygen: ermm....I'm not too sure actually. Will have to ask my parents about it.
[1st lie: It's dinner actually but sorry... I really don't have the guts to tell you]

Ammonia: Like that ah...how about Thursday?

Oxygen: (ok..think of something...QUICK!) Thursday?..hmm...the 2nd of
Feb rite? Ah! I'm going out with my friends.
(phew!) [2nd lie]

Ammonia: With one big group of friends?

Oxygen: Yup. With one big group of my friends.

Ammonia: Who ah?

Oxygen: With my freinds from college. ( do you want me to list down their names and contacts as well?)

Ammonia: I want to join.
( NO!)


Oxygen: hehe... ( thats the best response i can give,ok?! It means NO. A big No-NO!)

silence...


Ammonia: erm..ok..how about this Friday?

Oxygen: Friday? (oh no! what am I gonna say now?) uh...what date is it? Hey, its the 3rd isn't it? My posting is starting on that day. (hooray!)

Ammonia: Aiyah...like that hah...eh, I'll call you again tomorrow. So if you are having your lunch with your uncle and finished early, I'll come over to your place.

Oxygen: (-__-) oK (sigh)

Ammonia: Or worse come to worse, I come and visit you and 'pai nian' in the clinic. Its not too far anyway.

Oxygen: hehe..? (*cold sweat..i mean BIG cold sweat...That is really the worst
that can happen. Its a clinic,ok?! NOt my house lar~! And I'm no-one but a student doing her posting there. Please keep 'trouble' far far away
from me.
)


Ammonia: Alrite, so bye for now. I'll give you a call tomorrow.

Oxygen: Bye


About 15 hours later, at approximately 2.30pm...

My sis: Jie (it means sister in chinese), your handphone is ringing.

Me: (arrghh..it must be him) oK

walking slowly...(wait! was I even walking to get the phone anyway?) By the way, I was just sending my aunt off that time.

I may walk very slowly BUT my good sister actually came running to me with my handphone. *slap forehead

I reached my hand out at the speed of how an arthritis patient would move, hoping badly that it will be a miss call. I got the phone. And it is STILL ringing! For goodness sake, please STOP ringing. And..wow! It stopped. YeaY! It is a miss call now. Better switch to silent mode now because I know he is a person with great persistence.

Just as I switched to silent mode, he called again. I really don't feel like dealing with this again...and I shall not. I put it in my pocket and started clearing the packet drinks off the living room's marble table.

The vibration stopped. Good! Just as I'm starting to feel a bit relieved, the phone starts vibrating again, with the same caller's name displayed. AAAAAAaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhh~!!! Do you know that you are making me to feel really bad?!

And...another explosion occured:


Ammonia: Hi!

Oxygen: HeLlo.

Ammonia: So, you done with your lunch
at your uncle's place?

(since when did i tell you it was a lunch?)


Oxygen: Oh, it is actually dinner. Not lunch.

Ammonia: I see. So you are at home now? Can I come over now ah?

(hold it..hold it...chill out..don't go so fast,Mr. Take things slow & easy,k )

Oxygen: err..I'm going out NOW lar. I'm going out with my aunt. She just came from Johor.
( Oops! Those words just shoot out of my mouth like bullets, without confirming the validity)

Ammonia: going out for a long time?

Oxygen: I don't know but after that I'll have to travel to my uncle's place anyway.

Ammonia: aiyah..like that ah?...I shouldn't have slept till this late.
(no, please don't say so. You'll need all those beauty sleep. Its good for you. Do sleep more.)

Oxygen: hehe..?

Ammonia: well, ok then...happy chinese new year!
(no more ammonic-firecrackers and i'll be happy and grateful for the whole chinese new year)

Oxygen: happy chinese new year to you too! bye!

After the call, I really did go out, not with my aunt but with my family. Ok, so back to the firecrackers issue...

My advice to all of you out there:

Stay out from those explosive items, especially those firecrackers containing ammonia if you don't want to breath in terrible, pungent air. It is evil! It costs you a few lies and it is definitely hazardous. It is a life-threatening item, trust me! The government ban it for a reason and I have all the reasons you can see. So, stay away from 'it' !