Friday, March 26, 2010

hmmm

What do you do if you know that after a certain number of years in service, you will automatically be promoted?

You slack off, you play the fool, you do anything besides working.

Yeah...exactly.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

'Aatikah vs chicken


Here 'Aatikah is chewing on a chicken drumstick. I separated the bone from the meat and put it all on the plate. She took the bone and chewed on it instead of the meat.

Good job! Haha....

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Alhamdulillah!

Alhamdulillah no more H1N1 in the household. The kids have recovered although they are slightly snifling. It was quite an ordeal with one person getting it after another. First it was Mr. Husband...but that was easy to deal. Sent him to my mother in law's house to be quarantined. Unfortunately, he already had the virus before the quarantine period.

A day after he was quarantined, both Sa'eed and I had a fever. Went to be tested (at a clinic) but turned out negative. But after 4 days, Sa'eed was still feverish. So I took him to the hospital to get him tested for both H1N1 and dengue. Turned out he was positive for H1N1 after all.

So, just a note for you all. A good reference is www.h1n1.moh.gov.my. They have all kinds of links for clinics and information on H1N1. But...a word of caution. At the selected Cegah & Rawat clinics, they only carry out the Rapid Test, which is less then 50% accurate. A more accurate test will be at the hospital, which takes about a day. It's called the PCR test. Although that's the case, the PCR test is about 80% accurate. So there's a 20% probability that it will give a false negative.

And that was what the peadiatrician suspected was going on with 'Aatikah. She developed a fever (38 - 39 degrees) and I took her straight to the hospital to be tested. We decided to just keep her warded since maktok is at home and we don't want to risk getting Sa'eed relapse (possible if the virus has mutated to different strains). Her Dr. gave her the anti-virals even though the result was negative. But with 'Aatikah, her fever went up and down. With Mr. Husband and Sa'eed, their fever went straight down once on the anti-virals. So 'Aatikah and I ended up spending 4 days at the hospital.

But alhamdulillah all is well in the end!

Not looking too good...but still enjoying her prunes.


Had to do a blood test when her fever wasn't stabilising


Goofing around while waiting for test results


After the nurse took some blood samples


Was still able to pose even though he had a fever of up to 39 degrees


Back at home and all is well


Sa'eed with his ka-white (car white) and ka-waid (car red) (as he calls them)

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

The Scare

Mr Hubby is currently staying at his mother's house while the kids and I are at home. He developed an awful cough during the weekend and then had a fever on Monday. We went to the hospital on Monday and the results came out on Tuesday.

So yeah, he's positive for H1N1!

Then yesterday Sa'eed had a fever of almost 39 degrees. I took emergency leave so that I can get him tested. Sent 'Aatikah to school since she's fine and when I came back, a slew of symptoms started to appear. I was coughing, sneezing, had body aches and of course a fever. We went to the 'Cegah dan Rawat' clinic for the test. Alhamdulillah the both of us tested negative.

But oh my goodness, the nasal swab was not the most pleasant test in the world. The doctor literally shoves a piece of long cotton bud deep down yr nasal cavity and swirls it around. Very ticklish and it will surely make you cry.

Although I've disinfected the house, we are still sick. So, I guess it's better if you stayed away from maktok's apartment for the time being. Oh, maktok, btw, is still ok.

Biggest Loser Asia

The finale for Biggest Loser just ended. David from Indonesia won. But just one comment. I thought he kinda looked umm...sickly. Compared to Erik from the original Biggest Loser (forgot which season) who looked totally fit and healthy during the finale. David, on the other hand, just looks really thin.

But whatever it is, congrats to everyone (as if they read my blog!). The contestants are really awesome to lose all that weight.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Can you be bludgeoned to death, yet not be injured?

Apparently, you can...

News from bernama.com.

Woman stumbles on neighbour's body
Sunday, March 7th, 2010 21:28:00

KUALA LUMPUR: Curiousity (wait, is it not curiosity?), it is said, kills the cat (I don't get it, no one got killed for being curious).

This morning, a woman's curiousity over the failure of her neighbour to emerge from the house for two days, ended on a macabre note.

The nude body of the neighbour who was bludgeoned to death was found in the living room of the house in Taman Ikan Emas, Cheras.

M. Tamilselvi, 49, sustained a fractured neck when her curious neighbour stumbled on the body about 11.30am (would mean that the neighbor stepped on the body and fractured the body's neck). The 50-year-old neighbour lodged a police report.

Cheras police deputy chief Supt Abdul Rahim Hamzah Othman, said the killer might have been known to the victim as there was neither a break-in nor theft of valuables.

He said the victim was believed to have died two days earlier, adding that she was last seen by the neighbour on Friday.

He said blood stains were found near the entrance of the house -- which was in a state of disarray -- and on a chair.

However, Abdul Rahim believed the blood belonged to someone else as Tamilselvi was not injured.

The body was sent to the Universiti Malaya Medical Centre for post-mortem.

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Maybe I should be an English teacher....haha.


Monday, March 8, 2010

A picture together!

Sorry for the lack of quality in this picture. As usual, it's from my cellphone. This moment only lasted a few seconds since they were running in opposite directions.

Aah...Sa'eed will turn 3 in a month! I guess it's time to consider potty training....oh wow...I don't know where to start!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Major disappointment

Aaah...how does it feel to have worked on something for so long, to get it endorsed by the highest level in the company, only to get it rejected by one person who's not even in the company, but is the boss of the company (you get my drift?).

And of course, no real concrete reasons were given.

Yes...disappointed at best.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Sa'eed, where's your hair?

Sa'eed just had a new hair cut! He looks cheekier than ever...


By the way, I absolutely love this picture ripped from Kak Sarah's blog. This was taken in the tour bus during our recent trip to Langkawi.


And today also marks the 5th year of the passing of my mom. Al-Fatihah...