This is about The Battleship Island (2018) and how it ends

I watched this movie in a Korean audio and an English subtitle on ASTRO TVN. In short,

The gangster died. The comfort lady died. The musician was heavily wounded and died. His daughter survived. And finally Song Joong Ki.. he lived. And escaped with other Koreans on a ship freighted with coal.

There you have it, WikiMinci. 

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From left : Gangster, musician and daughter, SONG JOONG KI, comfort lady

WHAT HAPPENED?

This took place in a war. Koreans were deceived into working overseas with good pay only to discover that they were forced labour in a mine. Working condition was horrible and any attempts to escape were foiled.

The ladies and young girls on the other hand were sent to comfort houses. It tugged my heart to see the young Sochee (musicians daughter) trying her best to escape from sexual predators.

The visuals in this movie are quite graphic and violent.For instance, a bayonet prodding through a young boys stomach, twisted several times with the boy screaming until he died. Like literally in front of your very eyes. No censorship whatsoever.

 

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doTERRA after 1 month

Sometimes I just want to use an essential oil as it is. For just aromatherapy and topical appliation contohnya. This is my 2nd month using doTERRA. And I still have a lot to explore. Bukan nak mencaci or finding fault with the oil. Cuma when you’re a medical doctor – kau cakap makan betik sebiji selang sehari selama seminggu untuk improve power mata rabun pun orang boleh percaya. 

So I have to be careful with what I use, eat, topically apply or simply talk about especially concerning areas of complementary or alternative therapy. I want to share the goodness of aromatherapy as a relaxation technique which happens to be through doTERRA but still I need to be certain that it’ll be safe. Sebab orang memang akan tanya punya. Sedangkan pakai bra yang ada underwire pun orang risau boleh dpt breast cancer, what more things like oil.

In a world where founders of products tend to make benefit claims on a mega scale ( 1 oil cure cancer for all kinda thing), it’s pure purposes would unintentionally be ridiculed. For instance, I love the Lemon Scent. Apart from its wonderful citrus scent to perk you up, I do understand that it can be used as a cleaning substance and how a toothpick dabbed in the Essential OIl (EO), stirred in a cup of tea could help get rid of our sniffles. [NOTE : if the sniffles are mild. If you’re turning blue and have breathing difficulties or your symptoms are not improving after many cups of lemon tea, please seek appropriate medical attention]

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BUT once over enthusiastic advocates begin to make claims that it could cure Grade 4 tonsillitis or heal the inflamed appendix – tuh dah mengarut sangat lah kan. 

I am not sure how other doTERRA Wellness Advocates in Malaysia are sharing their oils success stories. So far, the ones I have come across are OK. For instance, to calm a person with autism or help someone with problems sleeping. I really hope I wouldn’t see discussions of hyperbola miracles. I’d end up rolling my eyes and holding my breath for the next hour. And die. 

Because to me, it is too good to be true when;

One oil (minyak pati) has about 15 healing properties of illnesses that occurs from different mechanisms. Example, minyak kapak applied on the temple of your forehead – we all know it could help with a headache. But if the founder of minyak kapak suddenly say it can cure diabetes or epilepsy – surely you would question which component of the minyak kapak is soooo multipurpose neeehhh?

I have just made my LRP Order. It took quite a while for me to understand how to go about it. And the membership stuff. But I will break it down here later as how I think I understand it. Till the next post.

 

BTS 2020 – the first formal meeting

This happened last weekend. Our first ever batch meeting regarding a reunion that will take place in Year 2020. The BACK TO SCHOOL 2020 programme.

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When our Ms President for SK9600 called out for volunteers to be in the committee to help organize and run the show – I was a bit indecisive. First of all, I wasn’t so sure if people actually remember who I was. What my name was. And comparing myself to other batchmates – I am not really at the top of my game, if you know what I mean. In other words, my inferiority complex was kicking in. Thoughts like,

orang lain ada clothing line. orang lain dah jadi specialist. nak buat sub dah. orang lain dah publish buku. orang lain dah jadi celebrity kot. orang lain anak dia dah 4. bukan setakat 4, dah masuk darjah 4 dah. orang lain kerja kt France, kat US. orang lain serve in NGO. international plak tu..

BUT THEN..

I thought to myself – if these are the srikandi’s I knew back in school, I can just sell pau for a living or not make a million bucks or how and they wouldn’t probably mind at all. Because the ladies I knew, as were going through puberty and trials of being a teenager in SBP, which is batch SK9600 – Everyone Matters.

No one is too small. No one is dispensable. No one is not important. Everyone Matters. It may not look like that in school sometimes – but deep down in everyone’s hearts especially that now we are adults, yep, Everyone Matters. Everyone is worth something.

So I volunteered and turned up for the meeting. I was glad I did. The transformation physically and personality wise of all who came – was astonishing and WOW! I couldn’t help loving them more.

We divided ourselves into 3 different committees. I raised my hand to be in the Creative Group. I am not so sure if that is the right move but somehow I was very inclined to be part of it. Macam instinct gitu. Perhaps this was the path I needed to be in to get to where I want to be. Hobonichi ambassador. LOL. I had my other vote of confidence from this video as well.

So the ball has started rolling. There is a lot to be done on top of our daily job and duties as a wife/mom. But it will be exciting and rewarding none the less. InsyaAllah.

Paskal (2018)

I should start making a list of Malay movies to watch If You Want To Start Watching Malay Movies. Paskal would be one of my recommendations.

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Its an RM10 million budget movie used wisely. As viewers, we get to learn a thing or two about our elite military team. It is patriotic and I can see a future where this will be a staple movie programme on National TV every 31st August.

The plot was simple. And almost predictable. But it’s Okay coz just how many Malaysian movies can get you to the edge of your seat? Less than 10 aite.. unless you’re a big fan of MIG productions. Which I am not.

Paskal was nostalgic for me as well as it brought on memories of PKBM (L) in secondary school. I can still remember bits of the Gempur Wira song. The pic below is a page from my HoboMinci. Paskal deserved a mention in it.

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A TEAM IS ONLY AS STRONG AS ITS WEAKEST LINK

To be elite team, the members must be elite as a person too. And can work as a team. I think everyone should walk out of the movie knowing that.

Attachment for basic ultrasound. Ikhlas & Jelas.

I had palpitations nearing the date I was to report myself for the attachment in the Obstetrics and Gynaecology department. I had my goals of what I intend to achieve but I worry that the human factor may cause me to lose focus and feel despair for the whole week.

Attachments are meant to be a training ground for us to learn and polish on certain skills. Sometimes as the one attending these sessions – we may NOT KNOW WHAT WE DO NOT KNOW. So, it is important for the trainer to be accommodating and guiding. Tell the trainees who is who in the department because it’s not that we are working there, kan?

Trainees like myself, on the other hand must be open and ready to accept and learn new practices, if any. There shouldn’t be a ‘in my time dulu.. this is how we do it bla bla bla.”. That was dulu2, now we learn a better way despite being in the service for more than 10 years. Jgn terikat dgn cara lama. 

Niat kena ikhlas. Objektif kena jelas.

Alhamdulilah, our point of contact for the attachment was really really helpful. We learnt a lot of salient points in improving our scan techniques. I can only make du’a that all these individuals be granted pahala for the ilmu they taught me and my partner, Su Zanne.

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We got a glimpse of a few extra features of the department which was exciting all the same. Like infertility processes and so on. The myth of O&G medical officers being obnoxious was dispelled. Probably because the ones we came across were kind and very senior to teach us properly. I would probably rot and wither away if I came across the ones who are muka ketat and look down on Klinik Kesihatan MOs. They exist mostly in junior rank. A few in senior rank.

My one week attachment was very fruitful. I felt motivated. Especially when I will be governing and running the maternity and child health clinic this month. I hope the wisdom and skills I acquired throughout the placement will be put to practice and should I have to refer, it will be a high quality, justified referral. He he he..