Monday, January 19, 2009

Pharmacy Day

In conjunction with Pharmacy Day 2009, organized by the final year students of Kulliyyah of Pharmacy, IIUM Kuantan, here are the three hectic days-in-a-row (of course, these are incomparable to what our Palestinian brothers & sisters have been suffering!)


We did house-to-house promotion about the program. Flyers were distributed and posters were put up at strategic places. That village, and the villages near-by are known to be the black areas. Most of the villagers are fishermen & unemployed.

“Assalamualaikum, pak cik. Assalamualaikum, mak cik. Assalamualaikum, adik. Kami pelajar farmasi UIA akan buat pemeriksaan kesihatan percuma hari Ahad ni kat Balai Raya Kg. Tanjung Lumpur, sebelah SK Tanjung Lumpur, dari pukul 9 pagi hingga 5 petang. Jemput datang ye! Kalau sekarang ni tengah makan apa-apa ubat, mak cik pak cik boleh la bawak ubat tu sekali nanti. Kita akan bagi khidmat nasihat percuma, insya Allah. Kami juga akan adakan pertandingan mewarna untuk kanak-kanak. Datanglah ye, adik-adik” Smile & greet. Smile & greet. Smile & greet.


Gotong-royong di balai raya. We swept and cleaned the floor, wiped the wall, unclogged the drain, and arranged the tables and chairs accordingly. Just like a room make-over! It was nicer to look at than before. Then, we had the lunch together.

2.30 pm – 5.30 pm: we had to attend the lecture on Ethics and Laws in Pharmacy; it’s a core-course!

“Aik, pharmacy pun ade lecture jgk ke hujung minggu? Tak pernah-pernah pun dengar sebelum ni”, kata seorang sahabat dari KAHS. Uhhu..memang pun ada tapi tersangatlah jarang dan hampir tiada.


It’s the big day! I was the person in-charge for blood pressure screening. Most of the people came with white-coat hypertension and many have been diagnosed with hypertension before this; treated or untreated, compliant or non-compliant. Unsurprisingly, those who have already developed hypertension were found to have a strong relation with smoking.

Then I took over the counseling session. One of the patients was an elderly who is on hypertension and diabetes medications. He claimed that he experienced lethargy and sometimes shivering when he took all three types of medicines prescribed by a doctor to him. Because of this, he has been reducing the intake from three types of medicines to consume only one type; which made him felt better. He had reported this to the doctor but ended up of being scolded for the non-compliance and changing the regime without consent.

Upon further probing, I finally found out the real culprit behind his problem. He has not been taking proper meals; he takes his breakfast on time, has his lunch by 3 or 4 pm, he skips his dinner, and eats no snacks before going to bed. With the effect of the anti-diabetic agents that he has been taking and the short of glucose supply from diet, he developed nocturnal hypoglycemia; waking up suddenly from sleep with the whole body shivering. The hypoglycemic condition also occurred at other times.

This case was noted! It will be our case for domiciliary service. At least three visits need to be done to follow up this patient, insya Allah.

P/S: Well done, friends! You've done the great job!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Don't Buy!

Dear all Muslims,

Please visit this website to know more about the products that you have to boycott starting from now on. Let's do this and spread this information to others! The Zionists have been performing the unforgiven genocide in Palestine, now using the phosphorus as their weapons..and we cannot bear watching this happening just like that.

You can donate your money to Palestinians through:
Al-Quds Institute Malaysian Chapter (Maybank: 564070703248)

"The likeness of those who spend their wealth in the Way of Allah, is as the likeness of a grain (of corn) ; it grows seven ears, and each ear has a hundred grains. Allah gives manifold increase to whom He wills. And Allah is All-Sufficient for His creatures' needs, All-Knower"
[Al-Baqarah: 261]

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Our Resolutions

In the successfully conducted mega assembly protesting against Israel's terrorism, all IIUM Kuantan students and staffs have agreed upon 4 resolutions, which are:

1- Boycotting Israel's and any Israel-related products or services
2- Sending humanitarian aids and assistance to Palestine
3- Donating money to Palestinians as much as we can
4- Reciting Qunut Nazilah & performing solat hajat continuously

Among the photos that I've snapped during the event:

Among the IIUM Kuantan protestors
(background: the under-construction-Kulliyyah of Pharmacy building)

A spirit-burning introductory speech from the dean of Kulliyyah of Medicine, Dr. Fauzi.

Bush was sentenced to death! No hands & no legs left!

"Down, down Israel!"...either win or syahid!

Wednesday, January 07, 2009


Finally, a mega assembly is on its way to IIUM Kuantan.

Let's join it!

Let's show our concern!

Let's strengthen our Islamic brotherhood!

p/s: Venezuela dah usir duta Israel. Bravo!
Malaysia a.k.a pengerusi OIC, ape citer? Bila nak usir duta US?

Sunday, January 04, 2009

A Time to Kill

Have you ever heard about this phrase? That was what I have been experiencing these couple of days. I learnt about the meaning of this phrase when I first read John Grisham’s masterpiece entitled ‘A Time to Kill’ during my teenage years. It is a great legal thrill novel! By the way, I’m not here to narrate the whole story because you can either read them by yourself or simply watch the movie to feel the rush of your adrenaline. Grisham, you should thank me a lot for promoting your works. Wink!

The real story is this is my worst weekend! I have had so much time that I finally did nothing! Now I am absolutely agree with a quote, “Only those who are busy have time”. In other meaning, only those who are in time-constraint really appreciate the existence of time in their life. My current life is not what it used to be in the past. No meeting to attend, still no assignment or report to work on at this very moment. Actually, what have I done?

I washed my clothes and waited for them to dry completely in this humid weather before I can fold them properly. I should have used the dryer in the first place!

I tried to read a chapter regarding Pharmacotherapy for Endocrine Disorders but only lasted for not more than 1 hour. Oh my God, I just can’t absorb those facts and figures! Was it because I used to work best under pressure? Another habit that I should avoid! I snatched "The 8th Habit" from the book-shelf, read paragraphs after paragraphs until suddenly I did not know which page I was reading.. I felt asleep!

Seeing my 2009 planner placed untouched on the desk, I started to organize my future days; my academic schedule for the first-half of this semester and my ‘iadah timetable. I typed them using Microsoft Word application, printed them out on a colored-paper and pasted them on the wall with the greatest hope that I can realize them.


Then, I switched on my laptop, plugged in my Celcom broadband modem and began browsing from one site to another. I read and watched the news regarding those Israel terrorists bombarding the Palestinian civilians and prayed may Allah help the HAMAS warriors against the Zionists. The victory is meant for Islam! Allahu akbar!

Later, I came across one advertisement; a call for a big demonstration to protest against Israel that will be held in Putrajaya on the coming January 9. All university and college students are invited! Come, let’s show our unity in our faith!

After reading the news about 2000 IIUM (Gombak) students and staffs united to join a demonstration held in the campus on January 2, suddenly, something stroked my mind. What have we in Kuantan done for this Palestine issue? Are we still in the comfort zone? Not a single rally ever been made by the students here and believe me, the Kuantan residents haven’t recognized our existence since our youthful intelligent voices have not yet beaten their eardrums.

So, don’t blame them if they are surprised to know that there is an IIUM campus in their own hometown. Please, don’t get me wrong. I didn’t say that demonstration is the only way for our voice to be heard. What I meant is, do get out of our own cocoon. Let the people know that we are here to serve them because we are the future leaders!

Facing the laptop screen for hours made my shoulder ached even more. That was the reason why I easily dozed off during this weekend, plus having a nice blanket wrapping my body and the rain outside sounded like a stunning lullaby. Yet, another time to kill! Astaghfirullahal ‘azim!