I remember seeing an ice cream called hagendaz? In GAMA when I was very young.
RM16 - I was like no way man!
Fast forward now I am still....no way man for such posh ice cream.
But my niece likes. So I buy for her.
Hypocrisy aside, we all have our own agenda.
People only tell you think you want to listen.
I chose medicine because it is the most expensive among the choices given to me, free of charge.
Also I want to be rich.
But after awhile, when we are in the position to help people and we are expected to do so at all times, it became more than just a job to be rich.
I can't make myself doing locums just to pay bills when the alternative is just to spend less.
But I guess when have family and all the priorities and responsiblities changes, so I hold no grudges to those medics who set out to garner riches.
Everyone have their priorities and stories. And everyone is different.
Who are we to judge when we are far from flawless and perfect.
Happy new year people.
Found this diary on my cupboard's drawer. My mum's.
That's where she write down all her contact numbers.
With no names.
And the diary is of 1997.
I remember I wanted to have that stupid black book for myself...UPSR time.
And she only uses like 3-4 pages nia.
17 years ago.
How fast time passes.
Before we even realise it.
At last I know that my sudden onset ankle joint pain and swelling is not manjanitis of origin. Not I think too much.
This is real!
Shitla, really got gout.
Despite being non alcoholic.
I guess because of the super amount of lamb I ate the other day.
Omg ang Choon seong. Omg.
Penang has lot of places for hiking, in particular beginners like me! (Be humble with your hiking skills)
You can start with really easy routes like no3, no5 and moongate in Botanical Garden/Youth Park there. It takes about 40mins of leisure hike.
I like high altitude, partly my surviving instinct as I can't swim. And I like the fresh air.
The view from no5 is not the best of views but still, the air is fresh and this is really a treat for people who are working in Georgetown.
Otherwise, drive to the Air Itam Dam. Go in the early morning and you will be humbled by the fresh air n mists, really doest look like Penang at all. Have a slow walk around the dam. It is tar road and about 1.3km one round if I remembered correctly.
There are others more interesting tracks n peaks like Penang Hill, Kerachut, Laksamana trail and etc.
Always go as comfortable as you can.
All of us can hike, we evolved to hike in and out of jungle.
Just take it slowly and as relaxing as possible. Bring one favourite food and put in your bag.
One of my best moments in life is when I had my Nasi Kandar in Pantai Kerachut many years ago.
I hope to hike two to three peaks a year. That's my KPI.
And here you go, Air Itam Dam.
Nice right the view? Can drive all the way up.
I have started to go back to my old hobby of hiking.
Irau or also known as Mossy Hill is the 15th tallest peak in the country.
Difficulty level - during my hike was... God level. Seriously; it was rainy season and there was thunderstorm along the way.
Three of us; two kaki Moongate/No5 went to Irau initially planned for day trip. But after some googling by me; I thought this is not possible. Irau is by no means the most challenging hike but the trail is wet and muddy.
So we decided that overnight after the hike will be the correct thing to do instead.
We started the hike at 2000m above sea level; using car. This also means that Irau actually, although is the 15th tallest peak by measurement, the hike is actually not as high because hike will only start at 2000m.
You must bring at least 1.5litre to go up; to wash yourself when you reach the peak because it is surely wet and muddy, according to the guide. When I went, the mud is almost 90% of the trail.
It took us 4 hours plus to reach Mini Irau and another 1 hour to reach the peak. Super slow.
I would not suggest Irau for beginner, the hike is actually quite technical and risky with many difficult climb along the way. However, the view along the way is breathtaking.
Macam lord of the ring punya jungle.
Alternatively, if I would go again, I will just drive until the starting point and bring a hot coffee, a book, and sit at one of the viewpoints.
Of course, with my superbike (lifelong dream)
When we were young and naive; they ask us to forget about money and all, concentrate on studying, like reading and writing on classical literature.
We just memorized the model answers and vomitted it all out during exams.
But now that we are all grown ups; we no longer have time for literature, but we have better appreciation of those literatures.
For example; this is one by Robert Frost - the road not taken.
I love it so much because we human are funny creatures who always; always
regretting our choices.
Although it never makes much difference to some people like me;
As my family don't celebrate,
Too kedekut to buy overpriced mooncakes,
Eaten all the small kids nearby and no young kids within close extended family
and most importantly
No public holiday granted for this day.
So, it is just another day.
but for those who celebrate; have a good reunion with the loved ones
Wrote this sadistic entry due to thought block on what to blog. This entry spurred from a msg from my respected friend leader of SUPP.
Hospital SP also got football tournament.
But fuiwah; after gaining solid 8kg over last few months, I think it is time to focus my interest on chess or computer games.
Fitness level -10000.
Post call drove back to Penang; slept till 4pm then drove back to SP for the game. Played with the ortho team as midfielder/left wing, wasted a lot of ball.
Field football is so a thing of the past. Lol. Retire from field football la. Too not fit.
Heard over the radio of his passing.
One of the funniest man, battling severe depression.
We are all wearing masks to face the world.
And those who are not wearing, that is also a mask.
Everyone has something to hide. Secrets, talents, stories, skills, want, need, something there must be something.
And for those doctors out there; Patch Adams quote is something for us to bear in mind:
You treat a disease; you either win or lose.
You treat a person; you will win no matter what is the outcome.
And I am a believer of those words.
Rest in peace funnyman.
|Sunrise; my usual drive to work.|