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Just get a call from my sister that the doctor is starting insulin for my mom.

It is a insulin given before going to sleep so the next morning sugar will be well controlled.

It’s actually very common practise in diabetes management and I myself often persuade my patients to start insulin for better sugar controlled.

But somehow I felt worry about my mum? After all , the insulin dose given is just low dose and it’s shouldn’t cause any hypoglycemia episode.

And i feeling bad because i should have done more to treat my mum but somehow I reluctant to subject the same treatment that often I gave to my patients. Somehow the clinical judgment is not there and what is there is a son who is reluctant to subject a more rigorous treatment for his mother.

That’s why we don’t treat our family members and close friends.

Our professional judgment is impaired in this situation. We tend to get into unnecessary attention and worries.

Carla Bruni is better known as the first lady of France.

She is a former model and also a singer.

One of her popular song is Quelq’un m’a dit , this song is the only french song found in the soundtrack of (500) days of summer, a heart-breaking love story.

So what is this term “Quelq’un m’a dit” means?

With a little help from my friend, the google translate, which I presumed is pretty correct, it’s mean would somebody told me.

And I’m just let Google translated the song’s lyrics and here is the English version. The lyric is really beautiful.

The Original French version

Quelq’un m’a dit by Carla Bruni
Cette chansone est tres belle et pour jouer cette chanson comme Carla Bruni, il
faut qu’on utilize les dos

*capo sur le premier “fret”
**************************************************
Intro: A, A, A, A
A                   E             F#m        D
On me dit que nos vies ne valent pas grand chose,
A                    E             F#m        D
Elles passent en un instant comme fanent les roses.
On me dit que le temps qui glisse est un salaud que de nos chagrins il s’en fait
des manteaux pourtant quelqu’un m’a dit…

Refrain
A                        A   E       F#m      D
C’est quelqu’un qui m’a dit que tu m’aimais encore.

Serais ce possible alors ?

On me dit que le destin se moque bien de nous
Qu’il ne nous donne rien et qu’il nous promet tout
Parais qu’le bonheur est à portée de main,
Alors on tend la main et on se retrouve fou
Pourtant quelqu’un m’a dit …

Refrain
Que tu m’aimais encore,
C’est quelqu’un qui m’a dit que tu m’aimais encore.
Serais ce possible alors ?

Mais qui est ce qui m’a dit que toujours tu m’aimais?
Je ne me souviens plus c’était tard dans la nuit,
J’entend encore la voix, mais je ne vois plus les traits
“Il vous aime, c’est secret, lui dites pas que j’vous l’ai dit”
Tu vois quelqu’un m’a dit…

Que tu m’aimais encore, me l’a t’on vraiment dit…
Que tu m’aimais encore, serais ce possible alors ?

On me dit que nos vies ne valent pas grand chose,
Elles passent en un instant comme fanent les roses
On me dit que le temps qui glisse est un salaud
Que de nos tristesses il s’en fait des manteaux,
Pourtant quelqu’un m’a dit que…

Refrain
Que tu m’aimais encore,
C’est quelqu’un qui m’a dit que tu m’aimais encore.
Serais ce possible alors ?

French to English translation

Would somebody told me by Carla Bruni
This song is very beautiful to play this song as Carla Bruni, it
We have to Utilize the Back 

* Capo on first fret ”
**************************************************
Intro: A, A, A, A
A E F # m D
I am told that our lives are not worth much,
A E F # m D
They pass in an instant, like wilting roses.
I was told that the time slips is a bastard as our sorrows, he is
coats But someone told me …

Refrain
A A E F # m D
He is someone who told me you loved me still.

Could that be possible?

They tell me that destiny makes fun of us
It gives us nothing and promises everything we
It seems that happiness is within reach,
So we reach out and find madness
But someone told me …

Refrain
That you still love me,
He is someone who told me you loved me still.
Could that be possible?

But who is it who told me that you love me?
I do remember it was late at night
I still hear the voice, but I do not see the face
“He loves you, it is secret, do not tell him to have said”
You see, someone told me …

That you still loved me someone truly said …
That you still love me, is that possible?

I am told that our lives are not worth much,
They pass in an instant, like wilting roses
I was told that the time slips is a bastard
As our sorrows he cloaks himself,
But someone told me that …

Refrain
That you still love me,
He is someone who told me you loved me still.
Could that be possible?

Professor Andre Geim had won the Ig Nobel Prize  for using magnets to levitate a frog in 2000.

This year 2010,  Professor Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov won nobel prize in physics for the work  on graphene.

I am not hoping any of fellow Malaysian to win a Nobel prize, but I do hope at least they can win a Ig Nobel Prize.

Ig Nobel prize is often given to the research on topics which really funny and outrageous, for instance, this year, they are giving prize to a group of scientists who discover that species of bat actually had oral sex or a group scientists who using remote control helicopter to study whale’s snot!

In fact, the Ig Nobel prize is actively promoting genuine and original research into various subjects no matter how funny or sound ridiculous to certain people.