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Today, after bought the mandarin oranges to the ward nurses and hit the road to Kuala Perlis and hope to find the filming location of 天天好天.

My luck is good today and located the house and took some photos.  Unfortunately the green scenery is gone. The movie was  filmed during the early padi season around August till October. Stills,  happy to see the houses.

The film also features the father and son  taking a leak next to a sugarcane plantation. I took some pictures last years and it’s located in Chuping.


The Great Day Old Folk Home

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How to get there:

1. In google map  search for “kolej kediaman Unimap Kuala Perlis” , go to the road leading to the Kolej then go straight till the junction turn left to the Sbrg Ramai.  Drive a short distance then u can see the Sek Kebangsaan Seberang Ramai, turn right and drive a short distance n the house is at the right side
2. The sugarcane plantation is located in Perlis , road from chuping leading to  Padang Besar


My neighbour is having his Kara-OK session and the theme song from the movie “C’est la vie, mon chéri” popped up and it’s sure remind me of the movie.

I watched the movie in 1993, seem a long long time ago. I remembered my tear flowed uncontrolled toward the end of the movie.

It is  Hong Kong Cantonese movie in which  indeed a tear-jerker movie where a musician fall in love with girl with leukaemia.

There aren’t many movies that will invoked my emotions thereafter.

I like the song from the movie and in fact, the song is still very popular and covered by many singers.

There is one particular quote from the movie which inspired me during time the of difficulty.

A conversation between the girl and the musician who had difficulty with his work and his life and she advised him:

“I think life is the most important. In my mind, nothing which is can not be resolved.  Not everyone is lucky to live with their dream. Sure owning a house or a car can be great, so what if we don’t have it.  Should we cried?  Therefore, we must enjoy our life.”


A link to the song and the chord of the song.

It was well orchestrated event which started with circulation of photos of stealth plane by the Chinese authority in the Internet and followed by pictures taken at a airbase and finally the highlight of the event, the J-20 take off to the air on the eve of the visit from the US defense secretary.

It is a brilliant maneuver by the China and it’s received widespread of praises and the most important of all, it had successfully fueled up the nationalism of the people and divert the attention of the serious internal problem – i.e social problems in the country.

Not long ago, anatomy is one of important subject in undergraduate medical study.

But not anymore.

The debate of teaching anatomy using cadaver versus model was all over.

Is it using medical software or plastic model give a better education?

The main reason is the medical curriculum had changed over the years.

Undergraduate required to know more than the basic anatomy. With the evidence medicine, the advance of of genetic study, a new class of drugs based on monocloncal antibodies and so forth, it’s left little time for anatomy.

Personally, I wish i had more knowledge in anatomy and from my own experience, student must be taught the relevant of clinical anatomy and not the anatomy.

As an undergraduate, often I failed to realize the important of learning a particular organs or blood vessels. I understood the importance of anatomy years after finish pre-clinical years.

Here is the example:

In clinical setting, we needed to insert a central venous catheter.

What is the relevant anatomy involved?

From here, student can be taught the internal jugular vein, the subclavian vein and the femoral vein and the important to understand it’s position with the artery and vice verse.

More example, creation of Atria-venous fistula, what is the location for AV fistula in the upper arm?

Here is a paper on the teaching of anatomy in modern medical curriculum.

A FB posting:

1 specialist said today Housemen are here to trace result. Our health system is gonna collapse.

I’m know that the fact that to become a good houseman, one must trace result.

No question about. Your boss, the MO, the MO’s boss, the specialist and the specialist’s boss, the consultant will start blaming from top to down when a particular result is not available.

But, tracing results usually just via a phone call or a click on the computer.

It’s not big deal that HO got to do this rather silly but an important job.

It’s become a problem when it’s the only job the HO will do, and it’s not a laughing matter and it actually reflected the failure to assigning tasks to the HO in the ward.

A good team of MOs and specialists  will training their HOs on the job requirement in a particular department.

So, in medical department, I  will expect my HO is competence to clerk a new admission case, a diagnosis and the investigations and the management of the particular diagnosis.

Therefore, a certain trust must be existed between the MOs and the HOs.

It is vital to give guidance  and tutorial to the new HO especially  the freshly graduate.

In Medicine, this is mean from any from type of antibiotics to use up to the procedures in the ward.

We must teach the HO on what is the important tasks during the off office oncall time.

Houseman as the name implied, are the officer in the ward(house). Therefore, when a patient is suddenly acute unwell, they are the first line of person who give the immediate management.

I read a blog last year which the author condemning the incompetence of the HO who failed to detect a dying person and the inability to do the necessities resuscitation.

The Medical officer could have prevent this  if we had trained them properly.

It is the knowledge gap between a medical student and a doctor.

I am not surprise the doctor who perceived an very ills patient (comatose) is sleeping.

We may want to reduce the work of the HO into just merely tracing result or  the scapegoat in the case of mishaps.

The actual fact is we are just an incompetence doctors (fools) which had failed to train the junior doctors who serious lack in clinical experiences.

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