Friday, June 16, 2017

Confessions Of A Hospital Patient

It is my gossip time again. Who doesn't like to gossip or hear juicy gossips? Scientists from the University of California claimed that gossips could benefit our brains sometimes. We have to gossip the topics that bring the right benefits and not to speak malicious and slanderous lies to create negative results.

This is a true story that happened to my uncle very recently and do read till the end okay. I would claim that he is one of my most favourite uncle I have met after marrying my wife. He is in his mid 60s and was always very helpful & loved to crack the dirtiest jokes with vulgarities on anyone that crossed paths. I was always his favourite target and victim for being such a "naive" fool and too sporting guy to play along. Besides that, I am grateful for all his kindness and help to welcome me into the family.

One midnight, the tragedy struck on this uncle at home. He suffered from stroke and fell off from the bed in the guest room. Unfortunately, his wife who slept soundfully in the master bedroom only found him on the floor the next morning at dawn. His brain attack had passed the 'golden hour' that could have saved him with advanced medical treatment but he had missed it unfortunately. Half of his body had become paralyzed and had to be rushed into the operating theater of the best hospital in Singapore. The top surgeons operated and removed the cap of his skull to reach the delicate brains. It was a very long tedious surgery that almost took forever to finish and kept him alive. He woke up from coma a week later on the hospital bed.

My poor aunty had to visit him everyday and was mentally drained as all her grown up children could not be there round the clock. They had to work full time and divide their time with their own young families. This is truly a common situation today when our aged parents are sick, we have to make some sacrifices from our jobs to allocate the time and patience to help our parents. We can never repay them back for all their love and kindness to bring us up.

While in the hospital, my uncle shared a room with another young male patient after being wheeled out from ICU. This other patient who has very roving eyes, was there for some surgery done and he was recovering well. He had nothing better to do daily, other than watching all the drama programs going on in the TV and inside the hospital room itself. He would silently observe every moves to conclude that my aunt had been very caring and brought along all the necessities with home cooked food for my uncle daily. He knew that my aunty loved her hubby wholeheartedly for herself.

Finally, the morning before this male patient was being discharged, he called my aunty quietly to the corner and whispered very softly like a pussy cat purring. He complimented my aunty for her love, patience and kindness towards her ailing hubby who was lying hopelessly on the bed and wired up to all the sophisticated gadgets & beeping machines to keep him alive. He added that he could not tolerate his own guilt feelings anymore and had to confess all his disturbed emotions & everything to my aunty. He spoke out line by line like a lost soul at the church's confessions box. My poor aunty heard all the lines in shocking disbelief and just screamed her lungs out:




My aunty's heart stopped instantly and almost fainted in disbelief to hear the man's confessions. Both her knees went weak as it limped into rubber. She could not believe her ears from the words of the man's mouth!!! How on earth could he utter such confessions to her in broad daylight. She was shacking her head in disbelief and wanted to gouge the man's eyeballs out with her sharp fingernails. She wanted to open the hospital room's window and jump down at once. It was the most unspeakable incident she had ever heard.


What did the man confess?? 
What did the man actually do??


Every morning when my ailing and stroke stricken uncle was asleep on his bed, someone would come up to his bed to hold & stroke both his hands and caress his body from the head downwards, whispering all the darlings and sweet nothings. My philandering uncle had kept this slutty mistress in the closet for so many years!! This home-wrecker lady has finally surfaced and would bravely sneak into the hospital at the crack of dawn before the official visiting hours allowed, together with a very grown up daughter!! This mistress' daughter would lovingly address him as "Daddy, Daddy, how are you today?......"

Hell broke loose the minute that man got discharged from the hospital and my aunty has been cursing at her hubby everyday in the highest pitch of voice to go and die right away. Go to the bottomless level of the 18th Hell's dimension of No Return! This whole drama has messed up his whole family's peace and shook up everyone across the causeway. As a result of my aunty's constant screams and bickering, my favourite uncle has suffered from serious stroke 3 times in just a few months. He is now back to the hospital again and got wired up to the beeping machines again..... beep - beep - beep - beep..... My aunty was also admitted to the hospital with severe bouts of depression.

Of course, all the other ladies and aunties were all shaking their heads sadly in utter disgusts while I was actually half laughing away. I discussed with all the other male uncles and cousin-in-laws about this case and advised them that we should shut up our bloody mouths if we happen to sleep on the next hospital bed and witnessed the same dramas.

To Err Is Human, To Forgive Is Divine...
I have signed up to be a volunteer at the local centre to help the 
stroke patients. I wish to do my charity part after seeing how the stroke 
has crippled my naughty uncle. I am wearing the NASAM T-shirt
and would wade across pools and oceans to help him.

I have been reading up all the facts and issues on stroke prevention so that I can keep myself in good health and shape. I have listed out all the special fruits, juices and food that could help my family and friends on stroke prevention. For more information , click this NASAM (National Stroke Association of Malaysia)

Happy Weekend & Stay Healthy Always!
Don't be naughty yeah...


Tuesday, June 13, 2017

A Sabai-Sabai Thai Dinner

My dearest wifey invited her closest & best friends to have dinner last night. She wanted to pamper them all with her culinary skills in cooking simple yet special Thai food. Let me gloat again that my late mum was the well known Grand Diva of Thai cooking amongst the local Thai Embassy circles, who had famously cooked for our late PM Tunku Abdul Rahman whenever he requested for one particular dish that was not available in any restaurants in Penang during his retirement years. Thankfully, my mum had taught my wife a bit of her cooking styles when she was still alive. 

The dinner menu was meticulously prepared for a total of 9 pax with 7 courses. Goodness, I was completely drained out of energy after all the guests had left at 12:30am! I had to crawl and limp myself to bed like a sick dog while my wife still had robust energy like a walking Red Bull bottle to tidy up & wash everything. What did I do??

 We went to wet market and supermarkets to buy all the ingredients
which spread over 2 days. I am always good with sharp knives & 
grocery after being trained from very young
to carry the basket to wet markets to buy vegetables & meat.
My mum had also trained me well to chop vegetables,
condiments and slice & carve fruits in accordance with the Thai
customary way.

Our Dinner Menu

1. Miang Kham Appetizer
2. Tom Yam Soup 
3. Fish Cake
4. Green Curry Chicken
5. Kerabu Mango Fried Fish
6. Fried Omelette
7. Mango With Sticky Glutinous Rice 
8. Chilled Thai Black Coffee

 I took out all the antique wares inherited from my late grandmother & mother.
The above dish is the popular Thailand's appetizer called Miang Kham
which took the longest time to prepare as I had to peel & chop them
all into tiny bit pieces. The toughest was to dig out the flesh of old coconuts!
The brass tray above belonged to my late grandmother which is easily
over 100 years old. The spoons are all made of shells inlaid
with Mother of Pearls.

 I also took out all the new glass wares including the brand
new unsed Bohemian crystal wares which we received during our
wedding 15 years ago. I decided to use them all while I still
could otherwise it would be a white elephant.
The above are the Fish Cakes and Mango Sticky Rice.

 The above photo was taken before the arrival of guests.
The dishes were not all laid out yet so you could see
the other dishes like Fried Omelette, Green Curry Chicken,
Kerabu Mango Fried Fish and Tom Yam Soup below.


 The dinner ended close to 10:00pm but the guests were
still happily chatting & laughing away with all the wraps of
Miang Kham leaves being stuffed into their mouths.
This addictive appetizer is similar to the local "Daun Sireh" culture
for folks to munch and gossip. My chilled Iced-Black
Coffee must have kept them wide awake till they decided to
take a leave after seeing this old man yawning away at 12:30am!
Ha Ha Ha!


Friday, June 9, 2017

When Good Friends Went To Sekinchan

I have long wanted to visit several places around Malaysia but I have been flying overseas instead. I had wished to visit Kelantan, Terengganu, Sekinchan and the Islands of Redang & Perhentian. Finally last weekend, I managed to visit Sekinchan with my wife and her friends after their school's reunion at Kampar - Perak.

This is the participants by the ex school mates of Pei Yuan School at Kampar.
It was just a small number of students with their teachers as these days, it is
not easy to gather all the school mates together. These students were from
the classes of just 4-5 years only.
Can you Spot My Wife??

 The journey by road to Sekinchan was less than one
hour from Kampar through the villages.
This photo is the small jetty at Sekinchan.

 This is near the river mouth and the water is always muddy.
So many locals and tourists have been going to
visit their beach and paddy fields.

My wife and friends.

My wife and her darling.

 These containers have been recycled and looked attractive.

There were many swings hanging from the big old tree.
The wait was like forever for me
to get a chance to sit on the swings.

This stall looks very colourful with many kites.

I love the rainbow colours!

There were so many different kites for sale.
I used to fly kites when I was a child
but they were made of rice paper.

I spent some minutes looking at the kids and teenagers
flying their kites. It brought me down the memory lane.

These friends lined by the beach and held their hands up!
They must be thanking the heavens.

We all need friends and they are very important.
I met many terminally ill patients during the Hospice care and
their bigeest regrets were not having friends
around during their final days.
You will not be lonely when you have
friends who will always support us
from behind.

 Even at my age, friends can still
be crazy and let our hair down!

I went to see the big paddy fields too and it was so refreshing to see the greens.
The whole narrow streets were lined with so many cars
from Kuala Lumpur and Singapore!
Honestly, the best paddy fields I had seen was in Bali where
they were grown in many contour layers that looks amazing.

Please remember that our friends are very important.
I come from a huge family clan yet I am closer to
all my friends and even bloggers.

Happy Weekend My Readers!


Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Went for Meeting & Chicken.

This morning, I headed to KPMG Towers to have my regular long meeting with my Japanese client Hideyuki Yamamoto who had just returned back from Tokyo last night. We always had to spend 1-2 hours discussing and updating all relevant jobs that are still running in progress. Actually the meeting could easily wrap up in mere 15 minutes if not for the English communication breakdown and nonsensical men talks. My client thinks I am a clown sometimes to crack him up so much.

Yamamoto-San is a young bachelor in his early 30s who hails from Kanagawa, somewhere just outside Tokyo. He is very thin with milky white skin plus Naruto looks and carries extremely polite manners of a typical Japanese with many courtesy bows at me on the left & right, front & back! So I just followed whatever he does lah. So cute to see me bow 5 times and hait hait hait hait.... Kekekekekeke

He told me that he loves Kuala Lumpur so much for its abundance of streetscape greenery environment & relaxed lifestyle. He really wishes to be based here forever instead of Tokyo City that never sleeps. The lifestyle there is way, too competitive in fast lanes and we all know that too. I will never want to overwork in their offices and die at my work table. When I was in Tokyo last 2 winters ago, I often saw many office buildings still had working lights on till wee hours, as we were heading back to our hotel in Akasaka area. Do you know that Tokyo has been ranked the biggest city in the world since many years ago? New York City is always ranked Number 2.

He excitedly reminded me that there will be a very long holiday break this month. He has booked himself a trip to Siem Reap and Phnom Penh for 4 days of fun and sightseeing all alone by himself. Suddenly, I became worried for him as he had not booked any hotels or engage a tour guide to show him around Angkor Wat. So I spent the next 1 hour to share my own experience in touring all the ancient ruins around Angkor Wat. He thought that he could easily hail street taxis and hop onto public buses everywhere like KL. After hearing my horror stories, his eyes went wide with pale face and started perspiring cold sweats. Hihihihi... I assured him that the swaying nightlife along the boulevards lining the rows of pubs and cafes would keep him drunk & happy every night. Finally, I made his adrenaline raced with excitement now.


The meeting ended and time for me to find the chicken. I bowed and bowed my way to his office's door. I bade him Sayonara to adjourn for my lunch. Yes, I have long wanted to try this curry chicken rice at the old wing of the connected shopping mall.

I have a blogger friend who has boasted that he has been eating this curry chicken rice at least 4 times a week for many-many months now. I think he has grown chicken feathers by now for his serious incurable addiction for their curry chicken.

Oh well, I have finally eaten this curry chicken now. I could understand my friend's serious addiction better as I could taste its flavourful thick gravy with sufficient aromatic spices. They were 2 chunks of lean meat with 3 potatoes to please me. I upgraded my set meal with a big glass of Iced Lemon Tea that costs extra 99 sen. The total bill was RM11.60 and I will be back again soon.


Friday, June 2, 2017

The Popular FAMILY MART From Japan

This morning I took my own leisure time to go on my inspection rounds to check the advertisement sites for my boss Dato Simon Lee. He gave me a task to check out all the subway train lines that run across Klang Valley and prepare a detailed proposal in power point to convince his client.

 I chose to visit the MRT station not too faraway from home.
I simply parked my car illegally and dashed inside.

Whooaa! I was greeted by this friendly Family Mart!
Suddenly my adrenaline made me fully awake.
I miss the days in Japan. I need a break & visit
Japan soon. HaHaHa! Fat dreams only.
Every tourist would enter all the Family Marts
in Japan as they have so many things available
inside their convenience stores.  They even sell
Calvin Klein & Hugo Boss perfumes!!

I walked around the whole shop several rounds to see what's on 
the shelves.

This Fresh & delicious Strawberry Sando
struck my eyes! I must try it next week.
Wait for me!

All types of junk food is my favourite snacks.
This Jagabee is well known but I have not tried.
I need to Jaga Belly too.

This Meiji products are always coming out with
new innovative ideas. Now they have their own
Green Matcha flavor of "Oreo" cookies. 
Must try next week.

Their Japanese Fries & chocolate bits
are very light to eat and not too sweet or salty.

We always bought discounted & clearance
Bento sets in Japan after 8pm! That's
how I survive on budget trips eating
cheaper food there.

Can you see my 2 purchases on their counter
which was placed on their own advertisement?
Today I just bought 1 Chicken Terriyaki Onigiri (RM4.50)
and 3 Siew-Mai Dumplings (Salted Egg, Chicken &
Black Pepper Types) @ RM2.00 each /Less discount
RM1.10 for purchase of 3.
That's for my brunch today.

I saw Green Tea Ice Cream! I Scream! I Scream!
I want! I want!

This Green Tea Ice Cream is so yummilicious
for just RM2.90. I think they are fully imported
from Japan as they taste exactly the same.

Now I feel like visiting Japan again soon.
I think I will head to the ancient towns
of Kanazawa and Shikoku island.

Happy Weekend!


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