Thursday, June 25, 2009

Surgery completed

Hi all.... after what seemed to be a very long hours yesterday, the surgery was completed successfully. Alhamdullilah. It took around 6 hours, from 9.00am to 3.00pm. Currently, my mom is still in the hospital but her condition is stable.

But before that, before my mom can talk and relax, she was really in pain. It’s difficult to see your mom groan because of the pain she couldn’t endure. It was a very sad view. All we can do was to hold her hands and asked her to be patient. Well, of course she can't bear the pain. No one can, since the pain killer was not functioning, AT ALL! Imagine, after you have gone thru an operation, after the doctor cut you and stitched you back, you were given a machine that suppose to supply you with the pain killer, but the machine was broken. My family was practically furious. How can they (the hospital) let this happen? They should’ve checked the condition of all equipments prior to the operation. To me, this is simply the incompetency of those that in charge. I know accidents happen, I know technical difficulties sometimes occur, but at that moment, I don’t care. Regardless of their explanations, my mom was in pain; she was groaning and almost crying, and she is too old to endure the pain. I can’t watch that. Nor did my other siblings. Something must be done, and quickly. But they were not quick enuf, which make us more furious. The doctor gave her one shot of pain killer around 7.00pm before the replacement machine came around 7.20pm. Finally, mom managed to relax and we were finally able to crack some jokes among ourselves to ease the stress atmosphere.

Well, despite all the horrific things, the most important thing is that my mom is now OK and hopefully, after she can finally leave the hospital, she can be in her best level of health.


Wednesday, June 24, 2009

My mom's surgery

Today, 1st Rajab, to me is not only a fasting day (since I'm not fasting today...totally slipped my mind and i just had a cup of coffee), but is also a very important day of my life. My mom is in the surgery room as I write this entry, going thru her second surgery in 4 years time. She had her first surgery back in 2006, and for the past 2 months she's having an unbearable back pain. So after the MRI, the doc advised that the surgery is the only way.

The needs of going thru this surgery is mainly due to the nerve problem. She can walk, she can lie down, but she can't sit for more than 5 minutes. According to the doc, the pain is mainly due to the nerve being caught between the the tissue within the joins has to be scrapped a bit to free the trapped nerve. (The actual terms that the doc used were far more technical.)
So I hope everything goes well. I can’t really concentrate on my work right now. All I can do is to pray hard so that the surgery will be successful and my mom can enjoy her meals while sitting on her chair like everybody else. Amin…amin… ya rabbal ‘alamin…..

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

New project - MSC Cybercity for Putrajaya

Hi.... this might be a bit late for introduction since the project has officially started since June first. I did actually have a lot of time to blog...since the job is so slow in pace. But I didn't update the blog anyway. Maybe because I'm not much of a writer....always have no idea what to write. (And I can assure you that this will be the most boring entry I’ve ever written).

Ok...what is this project about? put it simple, i would say its a data gathering exercise. And sometimes it is so boring (the word 'sometimes' is an understatement). I need to do a little bit of research, and mostly make phone calls and shoot emails to acquire information from various people (and they are usually the bosses, high rank officers). So why do i need to gather all of this info? Well, we (my company) need to identify the level of readiness of the applicant (which in this case: Putrajaya Holdings) and to make sure that they comply with the criteria set by the approval party.

Yeah I know...boring right? But thats work. Work cannot always be joyful. What matter the most is that we can always learn from what we're doing, and try to enjoy the most of it. As for this project, I learn a lot about the layout of the buildings, infrastructure and infostructure, loads of engineering and architecture terms and drawings..... and I’m grateful to learn all those.

Argh! I need to stop this boredom. I'm too bored I feel like I’m shedding tears. Ok. Stopped!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

LLB - Look Like Busy

To look like busy is not as easy as it should be. The Putrajaya project is not gonna happen, well at least not until the client makes their final decision. I sure hope it will happen tomorrow during our meeting. If it does, we will begin to get busy starting on Monday. If it doesnt, I'm gonna need to buy more books.

I'm not used to be so free like this. I've read the client's profile over and over again just to kill time. I've finished the 309-pages-book that i bought 2 days ago. I've downloaded a few mobile themes for my mobile phone. I've even downloaded a few fancy ringtones. I was about to start reading the second book when i realized how dizzy I was by spending most of the hours reading thru the small texts in the book's pages. I should let my eyeballs rest for a while before turning the first page of the new book.

So today, despite of the fact that I dont actually have anything particular to do, I try my best to 'LLB' by burying my face in the book. The problem is, i finished it around 3.30pm and I have 2 1/2 hours before i can pack and go.

So....I blog.

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Hi again Pre-seed

Hahaha... my good bye was not a good bye after all. After 1 week holiday (I went to Bukit Tinggi, Indonesia... I'll talk about it in my later post as I need longer idle time to share my holiday experience) I'm still in Pre-seed today. My colleague Joe is taking a two days leave so I have to replace him. But i'll be gone by tomorrow...
So today I just need to review a few drafts, send out a few comments, answer a few calls, entertain a few one to one sessions... and tomorrow I'll be off to the new project. But based on what i heard, the new project can't actually proceed as we need to wait for the client to make some decisions.
So..... Hi again Pre-seed...