My tutor does not recognize me!

I was having Human Resource Management tutorial earlier. I was so shocked that my tutor doesn't actually recognize me. Despite I'm the only one who always respond to her questions and sometimes even ask questions.

She asked my class, "Where is the guy who always has a lot of ideas and always asks me questions? He is not here? I guess he is tired and trying to have rest after a long day."

WTH? I was just sitting there and all my classmates turned their heads to me suddenly. It's kinna embarrassing man.

I guess next time I would sit in front of her just in case she forgets me again.

The Second Day of Tiger Year

In Chinese tradition, the second day is the day we gather together with friends and family to pray. Married women will also go back to their mother's side family for reunion accompanied by husband and children. This is the temple I have been going for 21 Chinese new years, it's called the Lin Tian Temple of The Three Kings 三山国王霖田古庙.

The entrance of Lin Tian Temple

People were gathering and waiting for prayer ceremony.

Lin Tian Temple of The Three Kings

the interior of the temple

The Three Kings represent the three guardians of three mountains

old photographs depict the history and efforts of our ancestor.

People burn incenses and light up candles for The Three Kings

Believers kneed down to The Three Kings during prayer

fresh flowers and fruits will be served to all the guardians

Actually Chinese believe polytheism. However, many of them think they are Buddhists. After the prayer we will watch lion dance 舞狮 outside the temple. It is actually part of the praying ceremony, indicate the monster is finally been chased out of the village. For those who don't really understand Chinese culture, let me explain to you. The lion in lion dance is actually not a lion, it's supposed to be called Nian or in Chinese (which means Year) According the legend, Nian will attack village during the first day of first month of the year (Chinese lunar calendar) villagers have finally realized Nian is afraid of red colour and the noise of firecracker and drum. When Nian comes back again, villagers chase Nian out by wearing red, burning firecrackers and playing drum. The tradition remains despite Nian never come back again.

Kids favourite: lion dance 

cai qing 采青


Last but not least, temple provided believers with free lunch. People worked together to setup their own table and arrange chair by themselves. However, it's not really a proper meal, because they provide only meats: chicken, duck, mutton, and pork. The best thing is, they provided also beers, a lot of beers! Tiger beer, Carlsberg and also Heineken.  

the 2 Indian kids come to get angpau 

lion and horse

Please take note of the lion and horse, when I was small, I used to ride on them and got scolded by parents, haha. Here i wish all my friends and readers a happy Chinese new year and a healthy and prosperous year of Tiger.

The Year of Tiger

It's another new year. Time flies and in a blink of eye it's another year already. I'm turning into 21 this year which mean an adult in legal term. However, I still don't have the feeling of being an adult. I still need more time to learn more things about life. I still need to brush up my language, I still have to gain more knowledge and skills. I have so much of weaknesses to be improved and yet so little time for me to do it.

Well, I guess no one is flawless. It's ok to be imperfect as long as you try your best to improve. Instead of believing the external locus of control, why not taking charge of your own life? Accept the fact that we are flaw. Nevertheless, I wish all my readers happy Chinese New Year and all the best in life. There is no luck, it's all choices and efforts

strike like tiger

Why poor people cannot fall sick?

I'm having a severe ulceration now, it's has been a month and situation is just getting worse. Although ulcer is not something new to me, but this is the worst situation I ever have. 2 or 3 major ulcers and 10 -15 minor ulcers on my throat, tongue, lips and gum. I cannot eat, because it hurts. Drinking water is another torture and I cannot even speak if I have not taken pain killer. All the methods I used were not working, some even made things worse.

Medicines I have tried. 

List of medicines I have tried
1. Sensodyne (to improve my gum)
2. chinese medicine
3. mouth drop (only relieve pain for awhile)
4. Antibacterial mouthwash (it made thing worse)
5. bonjela (useless, only relieve pain for awhile) 
6. Omeprazole (effective for the first few times, relieve hyper-acidic stomach)
7. Antibiotic
8. Vitamin C

The previous post was talking about I went to the government clinic and treated by unprofessional doctor. While this post is going to talk about my consultation with private hospital specialists. I consulted a physician in Pantai Hospital in Ipoh for advice, and he suggested me to do a blood test. However, I was required to go back on another day to get my result. He checked my heartbeat as well, and according to him my heartbeat is different from normal people and it's better for me to do a ultrasonic diagnosis to make sure it's not anything serious. He even asked me to be admitted for a thorough check-up. I refused, because I do not have so much of money and I do not have medical insurance to claim.

RM259.40 for the 1st consultation and medication, as well as blood test.

So today, I went back to obtain the medical report. Physician told me there is nothing wrong with my body, and all my organs are working well. However, due to difficulty to consume proper meal, my body has no carbohydrate to produce energy and now it's burning fats to generate energy. I thought it is a good thing at least but he told me it isn't because my Ketone (I have no idea of what is it) rate is 10 times higher than standard.

He cannot find the cause of my recurring ulceration (also known as aphthous ulcer and Canker ulcer) then he referred me to an ENT (ear, nose, throat) specialist. ENT specialist oulled out my tongue and checked out all the hidden ulcers I got. He was very rough and the pain was really killing me. The worse thing is, I am required to go back again on next Monday. T.T

more medicines.
List of medicines given by specialist. 
1. mouthwash (more cooling and pain relief)
2. Omeprazole (this time doctor asked me to eat before meal)
3. Difflam (lonzenges, not effective)
4. Multivitamin 
5. A lot of pills

RM201.20 this time

I have spent RM500 for medication and consultation this week, and one more appointment to meet on next Monday. Fuck! I regret for not having any medical card or insurance!! My advice, if you are poor, make sure you have a healthy body. If not, you will be poorer.

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