Thursday, September 19, 2013

Politikus tempat kerja

Some might consider me ballsy. Some might take me as a fool. I am not asking to be understood. You can judge me with bias. Nowadays, people are pretty quick to judge anyway. Big deal.

Dirty politics are everywhere. In a country. Between different worlds. Among different races. At your workplace. Everywhere.

For a person who is ranked highly, come with so many education certificates, you would think that a person is educated enough mentally. I beg to differ.

Sometimes, albeit you have already given your best, served the public as efficient as you can, your patient cards soared high compared to your colleagues, those aren't enough just because you refused to join a direct marketing scheme.

I apologise beforehand to those who are involved in such thing. I pose no harm to you or your business. I am just here to voice my frustrations. I find it unfair to burden your supporting staffs who barely gets RM2k monthly to buy your products which in my opinion, mostly, are overpriced. Of course, my salary is more than that, but that doesn't justify forcing me being absorbed into your disgusting world. If I want to look for anythinf, I'd be happy to do my research at an actual shop where I am able to utilise all my five senses and finally come to a decision at buying something. I hate catalogues *ahem*.

In the end, the same thought strikes me every single time I look at dirty politicians. They come in so many forms, so many uniforms. Tak ingatkah kamu dengan balasan di akhirat? Tak ingatkah kamu janji Allah? Bahawasanya penganiayaan kamu terhadap insan lain, terletak atas insan tersebut untuk memaafkanmu. Allah tidak akan mencampur tangan dalam hal tersebut.

Alhamdulillah, ayah saya dahulu sebelum pencennya, grednya lebih tinggi. He could've utilised his position to get whatever he wants, manipulate educational institutions for the sake of his children, and so many more. I swear, neither my father nor my mother used their position to get me to where I am. When I got an extremely bad result in SPM, thanks to being an ignorant brat, both of them did not make any move to adjust its aftermath. I got my second chance when I was accepted into matriculation college and I got 4 flat after such hardwork. I studied so hard, I vomited during one of my revisions. That's how I got into dentistry. I guess... there aren't many honest people like them who have such high integrity. Semoga mereka dibukakan hati.

Kata orang, kita tak boleh lari daripada politik kalau kita nak naik lebih tinggi. Maaf. Saya boleh saja berpolitik. Tapi saya nak kurangkan seboleh mungkin. Sekurang-kurangnya, taklah saya jadi sejijik orang seperti itu.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

koyak

Pegang kemas setiap penjuru hati, carik-carik, hempas kuat ke atas lantai, pijak, terajang, penyekkan dia, cebisan hati yang dah tak ada harga. Kolam darah. Baru puas hati kau.

random

Do note that this entry shall be filled with things that randomly pop up in my head. 

First topic - yay, convocation had passed! It's a once-in-a-lifetime event, yes, I know, but I regret putting on heels because oh, God, I felt like getting my legs amputated due to the inexorable pain that seemed to only increase exponentially on that day, but wait! I have my own excuse for putting on a pair of those 'torturing devices' (those heels of course). See, I'm not the type of lady who has a rack filled with shoes. No, I don't have a collection of flats and no, I am just not interested in footwear much. I basically have a pair of Crocs Mary Janes for ladies (the ones that are meant for toning muscles in the calves), a pair of strapped flats which I rarely bother to wear because I'm just too darn lazy to sit down and clip on their straps, a pair of black coloured peep-toe heels, and a pair of Reebok sports shoes. I know that if according to the standard of Vogue magazine, I am not fit to be called a woman due to this, but heck, do you think a person who spent her time during highschool wearing Adidas track bottoms and the latest Nike basketball shoes would care about such thing seriously? Yes, yes, I can get pretty ridiculous at times, but ah well. I'm just a unique soul (cabut lari hihihi).


So, we...

Sukainah, Nafsiyah, Syamimi, Yasmin, Naimah, Mia, and I

... were supposed to begin our induction week on 8th April, but thanks to this very humongous-bellied creature whose name I shall not mention here, for not doing his jobs properly and put all paperwork pertaining to it on hold, we missed it. "Yay!". Despite numerous complaints lodged against him, this very creature proved himself to be an amazingly 'stubborn stain' that seems impossible to be removed from our dental school. One lucky bastard (pardon my vulgarity but, boy, am I sick of his blunders). Well, at least, we made a few phone calls to certain government bodies and detected these problems early enough to not miss the next induction.

So, whether we like it or not, all of us will be unemployed for quite some time. If the Suruhanjaya Perkhidmatan Awam (SPA), is correct, we shall start working some time around end of May or June. Currently, I am 'happy' to announce that I had gained 4kg in barely a month. I'm not going to say that I am currently fat and sad, but I certainly am fat and too relaxed (I am still in my ideal BMI range but damn it, I look huge and I think I shall be overweight pretty soon if this continues). See, although eating is an escapism for most stressed out people, mine is simply to sleep. Therefore, weight reduction isn't a tough task for me during my studies because during that stressful time, I only eat to ensure optimal brain function. Maybe I should take up a part time job, but AAAARRRGGHHHH!!! I have turned into a sloth. Goyang, goyang kaki.

I just had a glass of teh tarik (again, a drink I would never have consumed during my studies) and I am ridiculously nauseous now. This demonic drink seems to drive my body crazy every single time I consume it. I'd become nauseous, have headaches and loss of appetite. For a month already, I had been eyeing those sachets of instant Boh Teh Tarik. Frankly, I regret my decision now. In a few minutes, I shall go to a Perodua workshop nearby with Ayah to take the Kelisa which I had been driving while I was in Kelantan (harap jangan termuntah tengah jalan). Hopefully all the vibrations the car has will be gone for good. Speaking of which, I'd better get prepared or I shall face the wrath of Tuan Haji Abdul Rahim Daud. 

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

kakak dan adik

I still remember my first time seeing her face when I was in my first year of DDS. Being a person who had never entered any boarding school, starting a conversation with new people was pretty tough. Yes, I'm a somewhat laid-back person. It's easy for me to join in a conversation but to actually open myself up, tell my deepest insecurities, those are totally different stories. I remember my old friend, Syawa, telling me, "You know what makes me want to be your friend? You pledge your loyalty for real. You're a very loyal friend". I don't easily pledge my loyalty to anyone. Somehow, I felt like this girl here, who was staying in the room opposite mine, is a trustworthy person. We're always competitive with each other. When it's just the two of us in a room, we'd talk about happy and sad stuff, discuss on the most recent lectures, but never badmouthing anyone - the exact reason I felt very comfortable with her. Although she was born exactly three months after me, she's much more matured than I am. It's always that way. Since most people see me playing that 'tough girl' role, having a person to whom I can show my weakness means the world to me. Almost every day, I'd rest my head on her lap, exchange stories with her. During my down days, I could just lean on her shoulder and cry shamelessly because whoever I turn out to be, she's always there, accepting me with opened arms. During my brighter days, she'd be by my side, listening to me playing my guitar. The sound I produce when I'm playing for a person I love is somehow different than the ones during my performances.

If there's one thing that I could do for her during those times, it's to cook for her. I'd give my all, making sure the meals I cooked would taste good for her.

When I was down with major depressive disorder, the only two people who stayed by my side were Jijah and her. During that time, I really lost my appetite. Eating was torturing. Without knowing the meaning of 'fed-up', she bought me food. Three times daily, but all I could do at that time was to just cry. The day she found out that my condition was really worsening and I might actually end up destroying myself to bits, I woke up to her crying on my bedside. I didn't want to seek treatment and she was the only reason I strove hard through those paces to see my psychiatrist. I was started on antidepressants and anxiolytics - the latter ended up giving me amnesia (not to mention MDD causes pseudodementia). I would forget whatever I learned although I read my textbooks repeatedly. My short term memory wasn't working well at all. Tirelessly, she rehearsed everything with me while holding my hands tight and kept saying, "Be patient, Z, you can do this. I'm here to help you". There was a time when I got sick of her persistence at cheering me up and I became grumpy and actually ditched her. All she did was to cry and tried to reason with me with things as if everything was her fault, but it never was. It was my fault. That very moment, I was deeply touched by her sincerity. The kind of sincerity you can't just find even after years knowing a person. "She's a keeper. She had never left you even when you were your worst. She didn't run away when you threw her away. She's really... she's the truest friend you can get. If you let her go, you will surely regret it", I whispered to myself. That day onward, I decided that whoever any of us turn out to be, I will still stay by her side. I will protect her with all my might. I will listen to her even during my mood swings. Truth to be told, up till today, I still feel like I don't deserve her love. Nevertheless, I just can't let her go. 

Two days ago, she came to Kelantan to visit me. The current me, I don't just throw aside my bedtime, but for her, I'd sacrifice anything without a second thought. Guess today I'm finally down with fever haha! I made a new friend. I call him Chef Nick and he's a superb chef seriously. He invited me to Haza Bistro, where he's working. Along with Minhui, EJ, and Fiza, I had my dinner there. I had the most beautiful dessert I've ever had and for that, I thank Chef Nick. 

That's my Fiza there :) 

Minhui, the coolest lady I've ever known so far, and EJ, the super adorable girl (also in the picture - the chocolate cake the super chef made me)

At Up2U Dessert Station, where we once hung out during our younger days haha!

This evening, before sending her off, again, I rested my head on her lap like those older days. Tears streamed down my cheek as I fumbled between words. I was desperate to tell her that I hate saying goodbye this time. I could only stutter while wiping my tears like a little child. I feel so blessed when she told me that her parents are adopting me into the family. My parents agreed. I was granted another sister.

No words can describe this thankful feeling I have to Allah for lending her to me. May she be under Allah's protection all the time. Thank you, Allah. Alhamdulillah. Subhanallah.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

falsampah


I saw someone retweeting this. Despite her horrendous grammatical errors, she's right but only partially. It's true for some medical students, and it's not for some other. Honestly, I witnessed the pain medical students experience just to get that one MD certificate. In fact, the way our curriculum was made, I had to go through similar thing they went through during my first three years of DDS. Therefore, I hate it when some of them who unfortunately failed to find the love for this art, complaining about it again and again when in fact they did nothing but to just procrastinate and just further propagate their hatred for the course. A medical officer once told me, "It took me four years of working as a doctor to actually finally fall in love with my job, but it's worth it after all". There are a few colleagues whose enthusiasm just blow my mind. To name a few, Fiza and Hazwan. I rarely hear them complaining or see them doing so on social networking sites. If they even do, they'd end their statement with more positive point of view on their problems. Berat mata memandang, berat lagi bahu memikul. Those people who aren't even studying this art have no right to say "Tak ada life jadi doktor". People who say so possess the shallowest mind of minds.

What's your definition of 'having a life'? Hedonistic life style? Drinking? Having sex? Fooling around? Do not assume every soul has similar shallow way of thinking. Some people actually enjoy life in different ways. ie Dentist is one of the occupations with highest risk of developing spine problems and carpal tunnel syndrome, but seeing a patient smiling so widely after getting dental treatments just kills all our exhaustion and makes everything seems worthy. A houseman is always burdened by the need to learn so many new things in the shortest time, but when a patient thank them for treating him/her... similar thing. Personally, instead of pitying doctors, you might as well admire them for their extremely high endurance during the most extreme conditions and their ability to make wise decisions promptly which may or may not affect their patients' life. You might as well admire them for willing to study for so long and risk themselves developing mental disorders under such extreme pressure for just one thing - to serve the community right.

Falsampah. I dub statements which sound brainy but are actually pretty short-sighted and dumb as falsampah (rubbish philosophy). Talk the talk and walk the walk. If I see something that isn't right, I'm not strong enough to correct it by the means of physical force, but I certainly believe that the pen is sharper than a sword - words can kill. Even if it's my family members, I will still correct them and I expect similar thing in return if ever I stray from the right path. Ayah explained to me an excerpt from a religious book he read when I told him I was stressed from studying, "Ira, hati perlukan hiburan juga. Tapi hiburan itu hanya sedikit supaya otak boleh sentiasa berfungsi dengan optimum". There onward, I made it a point to reward myself after perhaps a week of hardwork. "Kalau sentiasa ikutkan hati, sampai bila pun takkan puas dengan hiburan. Esok mesti ada sahaja hiburan baru", Ayah reminded me.