Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Healthy Life

back from Conference on Wellness 2010 at UDM. Lucky I only present poster instead of oral.. got this nasty cold and sore-throat since friday night.

The main take home msg from UCW '10 are:

The prevalence of chronic non-communicable diseases are increasing. compared to the contagious diseases, more and more people found themselves with life-style related diseases (diabetes, cardiovascular disorders, cancers).

Obesity is on rise with alarming rate. Asian has higher body fat composition compared to Caucasian with similar body mass index (BMI), hence current cut-off point of overweight (25) is not suitable for Asian. There has been argument to establish a new range of BMI for Asian (normal 18.5-22.9, and overweight >23).

Prof. Rabidarjeet (IPPT,USM) had suggested the "prescription" of exercise to maintain health. the doctors are encouraged to "prescribe regular exercise" for patients, and the results can be obtained after 4-6 weeks. exercise should be done continuously (without stopping) for at least 10mins to be effective. the MOH 10,000 steps per day campaign is equivalent to walking for 3-5km/day.

1 in 20 women is at risk of developing breast cancer, regular self-check should be done. high body fat and diet high in fat and protein will increase the risk as fat n protein stimulate tumor growth. yearly pap smear are 'mandatory' to prevent cervical cancer.

Prevention is cheaper than cure. health promotion should be done more vigorously, so that the country wont suffer from spending billions and billions of money to treat un"cure"able diseases.

Wellness = appropriate nutrition intake + regular exercise. WHO releases that 2.7 million death are attributed to diet low on fruit and vegetable alone (19% being gastrointestinal cancer).

and lastly, wellness also include mental health @ spiritual wellbeing. being accepting, harmony, forgiving, grateful, and sincere; all lead to spiritual wellness. the guideline is already there- illustrated in the al-Qur'an and As-Sunnah.

**** have a healthy and happy life, everyone!****

** the poster i presented. only from a small retrospective study that we did in USM.. not from my master's research =)

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

new pg room ^^

after nearly a year being a master student, finally, got my own table and a place in post-grad room.. the school open a new post-grad room (the current one is really2 crowded).

my table.. baru hari ni stat duduk. x start men'chomey'kan lagi..

the still-empty room. kiri kanan xde orang.. so, my beg parking kt kerusi org lain.. hehe.. at this moment, baru ada 4 org penghuni tetap.. so kami duk bising2 dlm ni wat mcm umah sendiri..

but, even after more than a year here, i still miss my old uni. *sigh~~ missing my old lab.. my friends n colleagues back at Otago.. the learning system, the facilities, and the 'smoothness' of lab works..

mama n abah @ my uni -2007

Tuesday, October 12, 2010


i LOVE naik train yg ada katil.. teringat dulu masa 1st year, teringin sgt nk naik train yg ada katil (Tengganu xde train), sanggup naik bas ke KB, then naik train ke KL.. haha.. that time nk gi kacau geng2 kt IMU.. so ke KB jumpa 'mak' Seri, then naik train sama2 ke KL ^^

Skrg, as my in-laws kt Segamat, dgn berbahagianyer naik train.. hehe... tp, kene beli awal2, kalau x katil sold-out.. naik train yg kerusi is a nightmare (i'm exaggerating.. but, it's horrible!).. from wakaf bharu to Segamat, katil bawah will cost you RM47 one-way. katil atas murah skit, around 40-42inggit.

add pics in the couch. very low quality one.. my camera hp dh at the edge of dying.. huhu~

my bed, no 12 (bersepah as usual)

nmpk view kampung2 di pedalaman di pagi hari. in some ways it makes you appreciate what you have in life. i cant imagine having to live in a very-very really rural area (did i stress the 'ruralness' enough? ;p sgt2 hulu pedalaman..)

inside view

i usually bring some novels with me.. but always susah nk baca, coz naik je, terus traik langsir n bergelap2 malas nk bersosial ngn org lain. on the way balik (after few times travel lingby train), baru realized ade lampu kecik rupanyer at the corner.. sabo je laa..

rows of beds
bila tutup langsir, you hardly know whether there r people inside.

katil atas kecik sikit

ketapi @ wakaf bharu

train all the way to s'pore..

** cuti sekolah nk naik train gi Kulai tgk kimi ^^

Thursday, October 7, 2010

i'm a nerd

aim to finish all my lab work this week.. marathon lagi..

tgh2 wat vitamin D analysis, tgk2 reagent x cukup.. =( tertekan jugak, tp cepat recover dgn redha. got the manual with the kits, so xtau reagent only enough for 48 duplicates. hence need to order another kit from german which usually takes 2 whole months (due to USM nyer complicated purchasing procedures.. the company only took a week to deliver the kit).. n it's also means another 3thousands ringgit from our budget. luckily we have enough grant. some of my friends who enrolled at the same time with me haven't even got her grant approved.

nothing to write, but sbb blog ni dh bersawang2, so here i'm, blabbing away..

owh... usm block facebook starting today!! yg ni mmg pure tertekan.. so basicly terputus hubungan with outside world. i'm becoming a pure nerds. b4 this already 'half-nerdy'.. bgn pagi, mandi, siap2, masuk lab samp ptg, then blk umah, tgk keje sekolah kalu rajin, tgk tv kalu ada citer best, ko 11 tido. it's been months since my last visit to wakaf che yeh, n my last shopping experience was b4 raya, n my major hangout was with my supervisors. how's that? qualified for a nerd status @@

**dh 3 minggu x balik umah..but a bit traumatized by the summons.. the police do love to saman me :(