Dear son, dear daughter,The day you find that I have become
very old, try to have some patience with me and try to understand meIf I get dirty while eating, if I have
some difficulty dressing... be patient! Remember the hours that I spent teaching
you these things when you were smallIf I repeat the same things dozens of
time, do not interrupt me! Listen to me! When you were small, you kept asking me
to read you the same story, evening after evening, until you fell asleep, and I
did it happily!If I do not wash myself under the
shower, do not reprimand and do not tell me that it is a shame. Remember how
many excuses I had to invent to make you take a bath when you were
small.By seeing my ignorance of new
technologies, do not laugh at me but give me time to understand.I taught you so many things... to eat
well... to dress well... to behave well... how to confront the problems of the
life...If I sometimes lose memory or
am not able to follow a conversation, give me the necessary time to recollect
and if I do not get there, do not become a nervous and arrogant person because
the most important thing for me,... is to be with you and to be able to speak to
you.If I refuse to eat, do not force me! I
know very well when I am hungry and when I am not hungry...When my poor legs will not allow me to
move as before... Help me in the same way as when I held your hands to teach you
take your first steps.And when one day, I shall say to you
that I do not want to live anymore... That I want to die, do not get angry...
because one day, you will also understand!Try to understand that at certain age,
we do not really live anymore. We simply survive!One day, you will understand that in
spite of all my errors, I always wanted what was best for you.You do not have to feel sad,
unfortunate or incompetent in front of my old age and of my state. You have to
stay near me, try to understand what I live for.Help me walk, help me to end my life
with love and patience. The only thing that I need from you is a smile and a lot
of love.I love you... my son, my daughter!
-Your Dad, your Mum.
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
during the convocation exhibition, what we did was standing at our respective booth and educating visitors, but in my case, things were a little different. since my booth concentrated on periodontics and oral hygiene care, i found them quite monotonous. so, feeling a little bit more creative, i decided to tell horror stories to visitors such as... how simple things like tooth caries can lead to respiratory tract obstruction and many more. i didn't exactly say that it can lead to death, but i left the rest to their imagination. then, i told them pranks that the pharmaceutical companies had been playing on us and they were amazed by the facts too. next, i showed somge horror pictures to exaggerate my already-exaggerated stories. in the end, what i got was great satisfaction just by witnessing their expressions and reactions. see, i just want them to learn how important it is to take care of your teeth and to be educated about dentistry. we're not all about teeth okay? please don't insult us.
then, there are some pharmacy students came to attack me with questions within their field. guess it was a bad choice to choose to attack the batch leader instead of other dental students. many talked on fluoride level and bladdah bladdah, but thank God, i was all prepared. i remember this one first year student came to me, claiming that Colgate and Darlie are haram. he said those stuff contain gelatin. gosh... gelatin is not only extracted from pigs okay? that's how i argued back. gelatin can be extracted from any animal and as far as i'm concerned, there are such animals like cow and fish. geez... besides, they already got halal certificate from JAKIM and i asked him whether he has confidence in JAKIM or not. whatever it is, i always enjoy educational talks and he made my day more enjoyable. makasih, dik!
we had camwhoring sessions too...
... just like that guy behind me... and that's me with my face saying 'cukup cukup!' ...
...dude got some nerve HAHAHAH!!
we're glad that we had a place to stay although it's a building that's about to be demolished in december. gosh, they should send the extra money to the Health Campus instead.
Monday, August 4, 2008
... and the rest came in! sebagai back up singers, rappers, and actors.
... and, oh yeah, band members and i. from left - Ajon 'konon macho' the guitarist, Z, Kerol 'konon segan tapi tak' the drummer, and Bobudji 'konon superstar tapi kau takkan dapat vote aku hahaha' the bassist.
so, who says medic and dental students are 24/7 book muggers? in other universities maybe, but not in USM.
there, another blissful entry in my small chapter of life.
eh, chop! before i forget... a week ago, i met 2 Dubai dental students - Ruba & Rasya, and made friends with them. they came to Malam 1001 Kenangan 1 Harapan and surprisingly and embarrassingly they noticed me playing the guitar and they actually told everybody around them, "that's my friend!". i'm not sure whether i should be flattered or what, but it sure is great to get to know them (some sort of exposure). Roy (guy wearing blue coloured baju melayu and jeans) got all excited seeing them and asked me to invite them to take pictures with them. malu malu malu -_-"
Sunday, August 3, 2008
sayur sayur sayur sayur sayur sayur vegie vegie vegie carrot cauliflower broccoli
when the so-called noblemen show their true colours... you get to know this - they are ordinary people after all. today, again, the Medical School carved another wound on me. it's a deep deep deep one this time. for the first time in my university life, i failed to hold my tears back in front of fellow dentalmates when one of the most important lessons for us was cancelled due to some unacceptable technical errors. i can't comprehend why exactly are we, the dental students, being treated with such hostility by the Medical School. what's with saying it's sad that the dental students will be joining their medical counterparts during FLM?? what's with pointing out that it'll be uncomfortable and crowded for medical students during FLM with the presence of dental students?? seriously, we can't feel more hated and neglected than this. i am deeply disappointed. i am sensing regret in me.
why can't we live happily, helping one and another with each other's expertise? are we too much of a burden for you, dear noblemen?
Jay Chou's Twilight's Chapter Seven (Ye De Di Qi Zhang) is nice btw.