July 27, 2006


Teringat PPD (Personal and Professional Development) seminar minggu sudah, tentang 'Resource Allocation'.
The speaker started with 'what is rights'?
Katanya 'we don't have rights because we claim it, but because we have certain properties to it'.

Kalau begitu, kalau kita menurut tafsiran mereka yang bijak pandai ini, seorang Muslim mempunyai hak-hak sebagai seorang Muslim, bukan kerana kita harus tuntut akannya ('claim it') tetapi kerana memang sudah semulajadinya itulah hak kita.

Mengikut tafsiran ini then, seorang Muslim mempunyai hak untuk menunaikan apa yang tertakluk di dalam Al-Quran dan As-Sunnah, kerana itulah apa yang ditinggalkan oleh Baginda Rasulullah s.a.w. untuk kaum Muslimin, which directly means itulah apa yang Allah suruh- and that includes cara ekonomi, sistem perundangan, pendidikan, malahan seluruh hidup Muslim itu tertakluk atas 'rights as a Muslim'.

Yes, my friend, that also includes one's aqidah and the whole consequences of 'terpesong dari akidah'...
Ianya bukan persoalan 'freedom of choice' tetapi persoalan 'tidak menjalankan hak sebagai seorang Muslim'.


"..Dia telah memilih kamu dan Dia sekali-kali tidak menjadikan untuk kamu dalam agama suatu kesempitan..." Al-Hajj (22): 78

July 25, 2006

Thought this might be interesting:


So sad, yet so true. Open our eyes, please!

Nafsu memang mahukan kelalaian... bisikan syaitan akan sentiasa menemani, namun jika kita meletakkan iman dan akal di atas, ia akan mengawal nafsu, menepis pujukan syaitan, insyaAllah!


It wasn't that cold yesterday morning, I noted when I was going out to the hospital. Looking up, the sky was painted with dark grey- a tell tale sign that heavy rain maybe was coming.

We were doing ward round, were in one of the patients' room when a sudden shrill ring of a bell alerted the whole ward. Being new in hospital setting (and having no experience of that kind of scenario before), I was a bit confused when one of the doctors in my team and the nurses broke into a run out of the room.

It only took me a second to realize that somewhere in the ward, there was a code blue- someone might have cardiac arrest at that moment.

"The first rule that you have to know with code blue- run" My surgeon said as we hurried to the spot.

I was wondering who could the patient be when someone mentioned a name and I realized that it was our patient! When we reached there, I met with a scene that I've never seen before. Everybody was hurriedly preparing all the equipments to resuscitate the patient, the doctors alternately doing CPR and my surgeon yelling out instructions.
It was intense.

Being only a fourth year medical student, my collegues and I felt helpless. We wanted to help, yet we didn't want to get in the way, in fear that we'll slow the resuscitation process. At least I felt a bit useful when someone yelled asking the patient's file and instantly I broke into a run to get it from the staff at the front desk; and my friends ran to retrieve stuff they needed from the preparation room.

They called it off after some time.

It was still early in the morning to have everything worked up... And I realized the importance of CPR skills and having it at the tip of your fingers- so that when you face with the same sort of situation, you'll instantly know what to do and not taking time to remember 'what should I do nex?'

As I was thinking about this, I realized yet again, this is a reminder from Him that life is short. It could be our patient this time around, maybe next is me? Or maybe next is you?

If CPR is important to be embedded in our mind, so that we will be prepared next time, we must also realized that we have to be prepared if we're at the receiving end. Meaning, if it is us who's facing death. Have we done enough to save us from the hell fire, or do we always brush it off with "It's ok, I'm still young. When the time comes, I'll do goods to prepare myself"?

My friend, Death doesn't care if you're 3 weeks old, 19 years of age, or 21 or if you're in your 50s or 80s. When it's time for you to go, as per written in Luh Mahfuz, you can't even delayed it by second. Everybody wants to die in a good situation, but does ourselves, our deed, our character and attitude matched our wish?

Think about it...

At around 3 p.m., I noticed that there's a messaged in my phone. It was from my mom- Tok yong (my grand aunt) meninggal tengah hari tadi. Sedekahkan fateha untuknya.

Innalillahiwainna ilaihiraaji'un.....

July 20, 2006

One sentence

I was taught how to do suture by my registrar in the theatre today


July 16, 2006

Memorly Lane

Wina's staying over:

//Dinner @ Analakshmi & home-made orange smoothies

My dad and sister's visit:

//Kings Park & Caversham

//Kings Park & UWA

And a lil more at the right navigator- Lunch at Kailis, Freo & City at night
More to come once I've done uploaded all in Flickr (which is when, don't even ask me)

These are some of the memories that I'm trying to collect...
Very different from what's experienced by my brothers and sisters in Palestine and Iraq...

Waves [Ombak]

Here I am
in this boat
Floating on the calm sea

When the sky gets dark
And the smell of storm coming
I am floating away from the shore

Someone pull me back!
I am furthering away


Keeps on praying... so that I will stay on the correct path

Drifted away...
I am thankful you pulled me in, again
You are my silent anchors
Stay... stay with me
Keep on reminding me

Dear true friends,
Uhibbuki fillah!

July 14, 2006


Someone asked me why haven't I updated my blog. Two reasons:
- I am busy... (Out of the house by 6.45/6.50 a.m, and back home at around 4-5 p.m)
- I have absolutely nothing to jot in here

There you go... maybe till I finish surgery, this weblog will be updated once in a blue moon

Drabble of the day (not out of fiction, but out of experience)

1. For the first time in 4 years and 2 months I'm here in Perth, only the other day I finally saw dolphins in the river!!! I was in the train to Fremantle when it reached the bridge connecting North Fremantle and Fremantle and there was a river which opens to the sea when I saw a few dolphins surfaced and leaped.
It was exciting (can you hear the excitement????)
I thought up till I've graduated and go back home, I'm never gonna see dolphins around!

2. Wednesday was an amputation day. I was in theatre with one of my collugues and all we saw that day was amputations and debriment... Interesting, although in the end I was beat up.

3. Catched up with Tasha on Wednesday night- went to her place with Wina. Tasha's birthday was the day before, hence the visit. Also, I felt guilty for not having to visit her family yet this year. It was a wonderful night.

4. Didn't have enough sleep the past few days, so on Thursday night, I slept from 7.30 in the evening till 5 in the morning!! Woke up on today with headache though- too much sleep...

5. Went to Kaleya Hospital with Zainab this afternoon... One of the surgeon had operation there- repair of hernia was the one that caught my interest (since I'm in Vascular -the blood vessels- Team, I saw a lot of vessels and lower limbs). For your info, Kaleya used to be a private hospital, but now it's under Fremantle Hospital, hence it's a public hospital. When Zainab and I went in there, we were like 'Whoa... this is no hospital, this is more like a luxirious hotel!!'.
It is.
I wouldn't mind working in places like that. :D And the staff were so nice!

6. [weather report] Last few days were the coldest in this winter I reckon. I had three layers of clothes including one thick coat, and yet it was still cold- to the bone. Once, it was minus 3, I think, in the morning... Not to forget, walking from the train station to hospital too... Brrrr
Today was not as cold... but it rained. Alhamdulillah... we need that rain..

And with that last bit, ladies and gentlemen, I end my entry.