Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Grace Upon Grace

Grace upon grace, was the theme for FES 45th Anniversary, thanksgiving + dinner. So many testimonies from all who was and is blessed by this faithful group of God's servant. Reaching out to campuses and colleages.

Meeting up with FES staffs is always a warm feeling, they make you feel that you have known them for years! Well, maybe 3 weeks up the highlands once upon a time was really the moment of a lifetime that bonds and transform everyone from all walks of life, with the divine touch from Him all differences desolved in thin air.

I was truly glad to have a golden opportunity to meet up with old friends, met some new friends which is somehow "hyperlink" to my old friends....Friendship is really like a circle, it all comes around and makes this world...though so diverse in nature, yet so divinely closely knitted by Him.

At the end of a meaningful day of rememberance of how God has lead and guide all of us. Everyone left with a smile that would shine thru any adversity and darkness.

The theme song, really stayed with me...and it's still vibrating in my heart :)

Find Us Faithful (Steve Green)

We're pilgrims on the journey
Of the narrow road
And those who've gone before us line the way

Cheering on the faithful, encouraging the weary
Their lives a stirring testament to God's sustaining grace
Surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses
Let us run the race not only for the prize
But as those who've gone before us
Let us leave to those behind us
The heritage of faithfulness passed on through godly lives

Oh may all who come behind us find us faithful
May the fire of our devotion light their way
May the footprints that we leave
Lead them to believe
And the lives we live inspire them to obey

Oh may all who come behind us find us faithful
After all our hopes and dreams have come and gone
And our children sift through all we've left behind
May the clues that they discover and the memories they uncover
Become the light that leads them to the road we each must find

Monday, October 15, 2007

Choking *cough* *cough*

The air in KL....*cough*! No words to express...the way it makes my throat dry. Just one thought i had was......imgaine....if all smokers quit smoking, wouldn't it make a big different to the quality of the air we all breath?

I can a person smoke....even when the traffic's so heavy...air already polluted...hard to inhale...yet someone will be there, lighting a cigarate, puffing away. Even worst, when eating in the restaurant today, i also realised so many of the smokers smoking away...ignoring ppl who are trying to breath & eat at the same time. Besides that, at the hills and mountain trying to breath in fresh air once in a while, there'll be ppl puffing away. Sad case.
Smoking Worse Than Exhaust for Air Pollution, Italian Tests Show Cigarettes Emit 10 Times More Particulate Matter, Aug. 23, 2004.
  • "Environmental tobacco smoke is a major source of particulate matter pollution."
  • The cigarettes produced 10 times as much particulate matter as the auto, comparing the first hour after starting the engine with the first hour after lighting the cigarettes.

What are the two big diseases you think of being related to smoking?
  • Heart disease holds first place
  • Researchers report that worldwide, there were 1,690,000 premature deaths from cardiovascular disease among smokers in the year 2000.
  • Smoking is the leading cause of lung cancer
  • Lung cancer now surpasses breast cancer as the number one cause of death among women
  • Secondhand smoke is the third leading cause of lung cancer and responsible for an estimated 3,000 lung cancer deaths every year.

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Friday, October 5, 2007

Spreading my wings

It's been 3 weeks since i've step into my department. I'm on payroll!!! *grin*. Fitting in and getting acustom to system & areas of responsibilties was fun i should say (though tiring). Still learning to spread my wings, eager to fly to greater heights, but also taking only 1 step at a time.

HKL is so huge, all departments are so spread out...and there's no time to wait for the shuttle service..And usually the patient's bedside is our working area, meaning...we are always standing on our feet! Only in out patient, there's chance to sit. Hence at end of the day, i just feel like lifting my legs high up to return all the blood that accumulated in my feet.

The funny thing is...I got myself lost in HKL many times....but as i'm wearing my tag, i can assess to anywhere, so getting lost and venturing into other's territory is not a concern as long as i find my way in the end. Patients/visitors also pening kepala when they are trying to find their way, whenever they ask me...most of the time i'm as blur as they are...hope i'll learn the bearings there ASAP.

Lately i've felt like i am a walking air filter machine in KL. The air quality is really bad...and walking fr department to next department to see patient often require me to walk on roads. And i'm depending on public transport daily (KTM & LRT...sometimes taxi), so there's lots of walking by the road and filtering KL air. I sometimes joke that i might need a lung transplant very soon! A hospital should not be built in such congested & polluted place...pity the patients sometimes...especially those in non-airconditioned wards.

All in all, i'm real happy to be able to learn from great dietitians above me. Their pro-activeness, ethics, passion...unbelievable :) *cheers* to all of you!