Thursday, November 6, 2008

To ask or not to ask ?

The general rule of thumb of tackling a question that you don't know is to find for the answers either by looking up for informations that you know where to find or ask people who know the answers.

What I encounter in work is :

If you don't know the answer, don't know where to find the answer and don't look for the answer by asking people you are totally DOOM if anything goes wrong. Agree ? Ok, there's no excuse for that and I agree with it.

How about this, if the preceptor told you that there will be no spoon feeding from him in the first place but then if you have any questions you may ask, which of his words that you should follow? In a case of you don't know the answer but you know exactly where to seek for answer from a protocol reference book, right just before you managed to get the answer from the protocol the preceptor ask you questions and intimidate you why didn't you ask him the questions how would you reply? Telling the truth that you are about to get the answer from the protocol but instead you get a very intimidating word 狡辩 (sophistry/quibble), saying that you are not serious in clerking case and refused to accept any of you truthful answers.

Now I really don't know what should I do in handling this kind of people, only solution seems to be keep your mouth shut and reply with a smile... what to do, he is the one who judge your performance, work sxxks !

Friday, October 3, 2008

First day working !

Although this is not the first time I work for money in my life, but today is officially the date when I am working FULL TIME and waiting for my first ever paycheck.

One thing that I am sure everyone posted to Seberang Jaya training/placement will remember for his or her life was there are plenty of forms to fill up, until you can write your name, I.C. number, birthday, and house address for not less than 20 times. Thus, it is not working to be precise but I will still get my salary paid started counting since today haha.

If got chance I will ask the governemtn why do we have to fill up so many forms ? Too much paper, energy and time ? Shouldn't that all the systems be integrated into a computer so that we can copy and paste :P ? Even the punch-card system had been replaced by a fingerprint recognizing sensor at Jabatan Kesihatan Negeri Pulau Pinang and Hospital Seberang Jaya, as far as I remember, HKL is still using the old punch-card system... I was really impressed by that haha, but that means I cannot be late and ask somebody else to punch card for me.

Now I am in a dilemma, if I am able to remain at Hospital Pulau Pinang after PRP, it will save me a lot of petrol money and time on traveling across the Penang bridge with insane traffic jam prior to and after office hour. However the more hectic workplace in Penang GH and as told by some trustworthy sources it has a complicated personal relationship between staff makes me think twice. Perhaps it is better to just rent a room at Seberang Jaya during my FRP years.

Anyway, I am quite happy and satisfy to be able to get a good hospital and desired placement in Penang state. Good luck to all of B104ian, wish we all can make IMU BPharm pioneer batch to shine all over Malaysia, and establish ourselves as the best pharmacist graduates even we are from private university which is not as well known as USM.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Debt Consolidation

Debt consolidation is the process of consolidating all of ones credit card payments, medical bills, and payday loans or personal loans into one low monthly payment. Because this is a negotiation process with the creditors, usually no new loans are needed.

Consolidate debt can be done in a number of ways. The most common among them is the home equity loan in which you can use your home as collateral to get a loan. As this is a secured loan, its interest rates are low. If you want a loan without security or collateral, i.e., an unsecured loan, the job gets tougher and the interest rates become higher. You can use credit card transfers as well but you must repay your outstanding debt within the time frame of the low introductory rate. Retirement funds and life insurance are also worth a try. You can also approach credit unions that offer loans usually at lower interest rates and fees. If you are not yet a member, find out if you are eligible to join one.

One great option is a no-profit counseling agency, which can negotiate with your creditors to get your late fees waived as well as have your interest rates reduced. You can also try to renegotiate the credit conditions with your primary lender. Although many advise against it, personal loan from family and friends can be a real option if the situation so demands. Just carefully choose any one from the above mentioned debt consolidation options and get out of debt as quickly as you can.

In case your debt is quite large, it is better to seek debt settlement advice than negotiating with creditors on your own. In fact, creditors themselves will prefer the intervention of a debt settlement company if the amount you owe is quite big. As the market seems full of such companies, you will have to choose the right one from them that suits your budget and requirements. While there are some companies for profit, there are non-profit ones as well in the market.

One of the debt services team is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization offering free counseling services to consumers even if they are not enrolled in any of the debt consolidation plans. Free seminars are available to the public on how to control your debt. For more information call 1-877-994-0998.

Monday, September 22, 2008

How to make your blog to be famous worldwide?

Everyone who blog will dream of having thousands of visitors to read his post daily. There are many ways to become famous, either start off with some really funny posting like posting a self-made World Cup 2006 football using things that only women will use, or be a famous politics blogger claiming some big shoot C4 a pretty lady and risk being caught under ISA, or post your naked photo if only you are as pretty as Linda Chung.

Recently I find out one of the way to get famous is ... through bashing pharmacists ! Yeah, you just need to say anything bad about a pharmacist and your blog will be famous worldwide. One of the example is the blog by Jason Liew, a blogger from Malaysia who posted a blog titled "Why I dislike Male Pharmacist in Malaysia" in November 2006, that's right, it was a 2 year-old blog and it had got unwelcoming reception all over the US and Europe until today. How did I found his blog ? Simple, search google for "respect pharmacist" and then you got his blog ranking number 6 on the first page of search results.

Apparently he is very piss off with the pharmacist for taking too good care of his girlfriend because she was asking for antibiotics to treat long term ear infections and the pharmacist advice her to see a doctor instead. It seems that her girlfriend is a burden to him and what he want is to get whatever medications his gf needs but not Caring (the pharmacy name) enough to treat or even cure her. In his writing, it can be suspected that he is a man with too much of ego and manly-hood or whatever it is called, if you are a male pharmacist you must got balls to break the law to dispense antibiotic without prescription and the way he specify male pharmacist must venture into business or else you are second class worthless people was really disappointing. He judge a person with the amount of money they make, and discriminate against female. In his point of view, if you are a male pharmacist earning less than 10k per month, you are not worthy to be respected. And if you are female pharmacist, you are deemed to capable of working your whole life in hospital for a stable and secure job only, leave the business to man.

Although he didn't attract thousands of visitors per day I presumed, it seems that he managed to bring shame on himself and become a laughing stock worldwide. No wonder sometimes I heard people said Malaysian leave on a tree, now I know why...

Some others doctor vs pharmacist blog:
The World of Fat4
-I Hope Not ALL Doctors In Malaysia Are As Stubborn As Cytusm
-We Have Far Too Many “Katak Dibawah Tempurung” Doctors In Malaysia
-Doctors Lack Of Understanding On Issues Of Separation Of Dispensing Rights

A Rojak Life
-Gun without bullets
-10 reasons why doctors should maintain the rights to dispense

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Avril Lavigne Mini Indoor Concert

Concert of Trabendo Session in France

2.I can do better
3.Sk8er boi
4.When you're gone
5.The best damn thing
6.Everything back but you
7.I don't have to try

Total file size: 499.5MB

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Saturday, September 13, 2008

PS3 launching in Malaysia

Sony Malaysia has finally confirmed the official launch event of Sony PlayStation 3 at One Utama, Petaling Jaya on 20th September 2008.

The launch bundle is limited to the first 120 people that lined up on the launch day and it will consist of :
-A standard 80GB unit of the console
-2 PS3 games (one being Soul Calibur IV and either one of these: Assassins Creed, Resistance, Ninja Gaiden Sigma or Ratchet & Clank)
-A limited edition PS3 tote bag and a Soul Calibur IV CD holder
-Sony vouchers worth ranging from RM 1,000 to RM 150

All these for RM 1,799.

For those who can’t made it to the launch event or prefer to buy the console itself without any games, the stand-alone machine will cost RM 1,599 as per yesterday’s press release and will available from 20th September onwards at these Sony outlets across the country.

Now who can please donate me RM 1799 ? For that price you can get a complete entertainment system featuring Blu-ray™ player, HDMI output, an integrated Wi-Fi connection, Cell Broadband Engine™, DUALSHOCK®3 Wireless Controller, and a built-in 80GB hard-disk drive. It is worth the price paid since a stand-alone Blu-ray player is already equal to or even more than the price of a PS3 !

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Ahmad Ismail, big mouth, big balls !

Watching your show is more interesting and dramatic than watching "Tang Xing Feng Bao" 溏心風暴 (Heart Of Greed). First you say Chinese people are squatters who "tumpang" in this country, then you change your words to saying Sin Chew reporter misquoted your words by mentioning what you meant was Chinese people were squatters before Malaya's independence. Who would believe in what you said?

Assume that the reporter really misquoted your words, then why did you brought up this history during a speech for Permatang Pauh by-election ? I tried to believe in what you said that you are not racist and innocent, but many people and I with a brain to think would be foolish to believe in your words. What is the point of bringing up this history ? It doesn't seems to be helpful in gaining votes either from Malay or non-Malay and it had been proven in the election result. Instead, one can only think of you bring out this issue to show that you have an outdated thinking, extremist who tried to stir up hatred among the Malay and the Chinese, and just another selfish Malay politician who think about own gain or benefit at the same time dreaming of becoming a hero in his fairyland.

I do not wish to debate on history since I am not a historian, but I believe many records have shown that the real son-of-the-soil is Orang Asli. There are even theory that state that Malay ancestors migrated from the Yun Nan, Southern part of China. Parameswara arrived in Melaka on year 1400 and in the middle of 15th century Hang Tuah along with the princess Hang Li Po and her servants arrived from China. Since then some Chinese people have assimilated with the local Malays and become Baba Nyonya until today. Saying Chinese people were only squatters after having almost 450 years of history of staying in Malaysia even before Malaya's Independence day is purely an insult.

Ahmad Ismail also questioned that if Malay stay in Chinese people house, do you expect the Chinese people to treat the Malay fairly and also distribute their wealth fairly among them ? To me, it doesn't seem right to ask people to give away their hard earned money to you when you didn't put in effort to deserve them. Rather than crying like a baby and whining why some (not all) Chinese people are wealthier than most (not including UMNO cronies) Malay, I bet he never think of how to teach the Malay to become rich by learning from successful businessman, books written by Robert Kiyosaki "Rich Dad, Poor Dad" , which is a hard way, obviously he only knows to teach Malay to be jealous of other people wealth and think of only easy way to become rich. I would like to questioned him will those UMNO cronies who earned millions of easy money through rent-seeking, AP, highway toll contract etc are willing share their wealth with poor Malays ?

Ahmad Ismail even compared Chinese with Jewish who tries to gain control of both economy and politic. Jewish people are so successful in all around the world because they were taught about financial planning since young, a skill that you will never learn in school or university. Through the guidance of a good mentor and the will to listen and to learn is very important but Ahmad Ismail will never understand this because he is too ignorant to listen to anybody even the Prime Minister.

Ahmad Ismail, thank you for performing such an terrific show, I have never seen a person that is so brave to disobey his UMNO party chief. Pouring oil onto the fire when the Prime Minister ask you to put-out the fire is like a giving big slap onto the to the face of UMNO and BN leaders. I have to praise you, no matter what, you really have big balls ! Lets hope that it is not because of having malignant tumors inside it...

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

The biggest lie in this century

Thanks to our "efficient" BN government, I have been looking for things to do or informations that I wanted to know throughout this 4 months of free period. Despite 90% (or even more) of what I did on the internet is not related to my pharmacist profession, I am glad to be having the free time to look up on latest news in computers, technology stuff, cars, politics, and blogs that talk about food in Penang.

Some people ask me : " Why you know so much about computers even you don't study them ?" My answer is because I hate it when people LIES to me ! This does not only apply to being CON when I purchased computer stuff (years ago when I got my first Pentium III computer), but also in my life. Some people tell you one thing but in fact they are telling the opposite, or only half truth.

For example, some LCD monitor manufacturer will quote a very high contrast ratio on its LCD monitor but actually it is nothing but a trick to con consumer who didn't do research prior to their purchase but solely depend on the specs provided by the manufacturer. The term "dynamic contrast ratio" is a term to lie to people about how good is their LCD monitor, but "native contrast ratio" is the accurate way of measuring how good a LCD monitor can perform in dark scenery.

The biggest lie in this century would be "Study hard, get a good job, work hard and you will be rich. " This advice often comes out from the parents or teachers but I don't blame them because they are saying this without realizing that is a lie that no longer hold true in this era. This might be true in the 70s when the parents are taught so but certainly not now.

Many of us have fallen into the "Rat Race" as described by Robert Kiyosaki in his book "Rich Dad, Poor Dad". The most well-spent time in my holiday would be the 8 hours reading this book. When I read, I also think of what he had said and look around me and finds that it is just so true. We always think of "work for money" so that we can afford to buy a nice car, house, home there, luxury item and so on. When there is not enough money to satisfy our need, we just work harder, for a better car, larger house, and more expensive luxury items. Our life is dedicated to
1) working for someone else, live on our paycheck as the only source of income
2) working for the bank, paying loan
3) working for the government, paying taxes

Reading his book really give me insights into the importance of financial planning once I got my first paycheck. If paying RM35 to buy his book is too much to you, why not spend a whole day in MPH and just read his book, or use your internet wisely (I pay RM85 per month ok) and download his ebook somewhere. I do agree with what he said " being poor, middle class or rich depends on you", it's your choice to fall into the "Rat Race" trap, working your whole life and ending realized you are in the middle of no where when you retire or to achieve financial freedom and retire early. If your answer is " I am not interested in money" then you are lying to me and I hate you. If you are not interested in money then why you still work for money ?

Robert Kiyosaki's Rich Dad's Cash Flow Quadrant is another good book to read after you finish reading the first book Rich Dad, Poor Dad. This is probably the longest posting in my blog...

Friday, August 29, 2008

Multi-touch Interface Design

With all the hype about iPhone 3G, many didn't realized that the multi-touch interface design is not a new thing that is invented by Apple. The technology has been long exist, but not yet developed or still in developing stage by the major player in software and hardware field. HP has already come out with a new desktop HP TouchSmart PC that utilized this technology.

Imagine in the future, your computer is just a piece of plastic and you can control it by using 2 or even 10 of your fingers at the same time doing all sorts of things without the old-style mouse clicking, just like what you saw in the movie Minority Report by Tom Cruise, I believe this is the future. Look at the following video and you will definitely say "wow" in not less than 5 times !

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Penang Butterfly Farm

I don't remember when was the last time I went there, my impression from what other people told me last time on the Penang Butterfly Farm is just a place full of butterflies flying around you and just that, nothing special. Well, I am WRONG ! Never see never know, I am quite surprise when I saw so many other things inside, in which butterflies is just 10% of what you are about to see in the Butterfly Farm.

Entrance to Penang Butterfly Farm.
Entrance fee : Adult = RM 10 for MyKad holder, RM 20 for foreigner.
20% discount for The Store Card holder

Upon enter, you will be amazed by all the butterfly flying around you. They are not afraid of the people and one butterfly even land on my pants!

The tree squirrel

A bunch of scorpion !

Difference of a butterfly and a moth

Asian Softshell Turtle

Alligator Snapper

Japanese Jewelwing Damselfly mating, look at their body forming a love shape

Moving leaf

Thorny Stick

Look at the size of it in relative to my hand

Giant Malayan Stick


Malaysian Giant Scorpion, which fluorescence under UV light. According to the description, it can fluorescence under moonlight or early sunlight.

Orchid Mantis

Man-Face Bug

The biggest oil painting in Malaysia.

The photo you see in my blog is just part of the things you can expect to see at Penang Butterfly Farm, go there and you will not regret your time and effort to drive all the way to Batu Ferringi. Before exit, you will pass through a souvenir shop. Overall, Penang Butterfly Farm is a great place to visit and RM 10 is a fair price to pay compared to the over-charged Penang Tropical Fruit Farm at RM 25.