人文圖書館送舊迎新茶會

說短不短,說長不長,2001年開始,我就長期投入時間精力在這個社區圖書館,偶而我會因工作繁忙而短暫離開,可是總會在忙完後再回來經營一段時間。可能因為總是分心參與其他社會運動,所以我一直都慚愧不能把這個人文空間做到最好。這次人文圖書館的結束,也是我個人人文使命的一個短暫句號。希望在啟程赴香港開始我新生活前,見證人文書院的誕生,也希望見見老朋友相聚敘舊。這個星期四下午三時到五時,在陳氏書院的人文圖書館,到時見。

  
Humanity library will be closed effective October 2015, it’s also mean my involvement with this community project since 2001 will put to the end too. Hope to catch up with some old friends this coming Thursday , 3-5pm before I start my new life chapter in Hong Kong soon.

人文圖書館結束營運

 十五年的心血結晶將分埋各地的塵土。

解散分離的痛楚在吞噬我每寸的靈魂。

有鑑於陳氏書院即將進行第二期的修復工程,而現有的人文圖書館場地,也將在修復工程完畢後作另外的規劃。由此,人文圖書館將于2015年10月修復工程開始前結束營運。

人文圖書館全體同仁在此衷心答謝多年來所有社會人士與會員的鼎力支持,更感激當初多位樂捐大批書籍給本館的有心人士,才能讓本館得以經營至今,以致雪隆一帶曾經存在過這麼一塊有意拓展本地人文氣息的小空間。僅此,我們也感謝陳氏書院多年來提供場地給人文圖書館。

為了酬謝各位會員的支持,本館將於八月起至九月一日前,逢星期四以及週六,優先開放給所有會員任選取三本書作為回饋,聊表心意。之後,本館內的所有藏書將分批轉贈給國內各民辦機構及大專圖書館,讓所有的圖書都能找到最佳的歸屬,以不辜負當初捐獻者的苦心。

本館的開放時間為星期四下午三點至晚上九點半,以及週六上午十點至下午五點。如欲前來選書,敬請電話預約管理員通知為佳,電話為011-23271908。

最後,人文課程不會隨著圖書館的結束而停辦,並會于日後移師至林連玉基金會大樓,繼續為大眾提供優質的課程,希望大家繼續支持我們,以及隨時留意我們臉書的最新消息,謝謝,再會。

Breakthrough changes 

 After went through 3 rounds of phone interviews n a face to face meeting in Sheng Zhen this Tuesday. I decided to take up a training job offer in Hong Kong this afternoon. 

After the meeting on Tuesday, I did have a bit of reservation. I am not sure whether I can work in this “China Apek” style company (that peer Pearly described). However, think about challenging n rewarding career in oversea, a change after 20 years in a flexible yet demanding consultancy work, plus a weakening ringgit economic. I do seriously considered all the pro n con factor.

As the recruiter Michelle nicely put it – this is not a usual job opportunity: a global portfolio that based in Asia plus China work experiences. I should not miss the opportunity. So when the offer came in this afternoon, I took it without doubts.

Now it’s time to get ready for the change of the life time 

 

613-陳家小妹出嫁了 ❤️❤️

 

還記得709後的一個聚餐,慧思向大家講述她和式聰Bersih” 戰場”的浪漫故事不久後,滿臉春風的她就向我和素馨宣告「大姐二姐,我談戀愛了!」。慢慢看著她和蔥仔一步一步相依的走下去,給他們出餿主意、跟他們一起出遊、回老家、買房子搬家、拍婚紗照,到今天幫慧思戴這項鍊時,感覺真的是我家辦喜事。

我會錯過陳家小妹628出嫁的好日子,在此先送上最真誠的祝福。

祝慧思和式聰白頭偕老、永遠幸福快樂。

(613真的是好日子,除了慧思式聰,也是志翰曉慧的結婚日,以後他們的結婚紀念日也是我的生日,可以一起慶祝喔😍)

       

這對新人真搞笑,沒有帶戒指來,就以交換🌹來代替😜

恩喜重生

   
因為健康亮紅燈, 兩年前下定決心爬離自闖的渾水泥沼,慢慢治理自己的身體和生活,去年中開始整頓自己的事業和工作方向。

推掉了系列活動,減少熬夜,開始定期運動,停止我的耳聽力眼疾惡化。

處理了情感的糾纏,調適更年期和甲狀腺機能低下後,已經開始能跟缺少某種賀爾蒙的身體共存。健康仍然不是很好,剛動了CTS手術,可是沒有了蠟燭三頭燒的煎熬,壓力自然減低,身心比較愉快。

現在有空就出席一下自己喜歡的活動講座,或煮一頓豐盛健康美食犒賞自己。整頓後的事業已止血,還債後開始有點盈餘,可以更寬鬆的資助有意義的公益組織和活動。希望未來能重續年輕時的愛好,多去逛書店畫廊讀書看畫聽音樂會,學習藝術創作,花多些時間陪家人,努力種福。

學習放下慢活後,雖然沒有了以前的毛躁,可是仍然不能適應失去multi tasking skills 集中力和善忘的自己,時時無法順利完成手頭上的東西。不過,我要感恩,因為放手舍下,我才能享受偶爾睡到自然醒的恩賜,有機會偶遇大自然的美麗風光和人事,更懂得珍惜親友的關愛和感恩擁有的一切。

Hypertension

I noticed my blood pressures were high since 3 weeks ago, I thought it is just my anxieties.

The BP shot up to 180/110 before my surgery on 30/4 and maintained at 150/100-160/110 before I was discharged on 1/5. I also noticed some pains on my jaws and dizziness. I thought I am just tired.

After I started Coveram 5mg, the BP was dropped a bit and fluctuate for the next few days. I tried to rest, don’t work. So I went for outing to take WS & SC wedding photos at Janda Baik, and a jungle walk at FRIM yesterday. Tired, but the BP still high (159/98). I knew I must not delay my visit to doctor.

When I monitored my BP this morning, it was 169/112. BP crawling up slowly when I was waiting for the doctor, I knew. By the time doctor took my BP manually, it reached 200/120 and I was spinning with cold sweat!!!! Doctor immediately sent me to emergency room to take medication, said she will monitor again in an hour time. I guessed if I drove another KM to Selayang hospital this morning, I may have admitted to hospital immediately.

That hour was really really long, I just sit there tried to calm myself by doing the breathing exercise. I get more nervous when I found my phones were misplaced (luckily returned by the staff later). I was floating and spinning when I stood up.  I can felt my drowsiness,  heavy breathing & heart beat sound (its lunch time, clinic suddenly became so quiet) when I sat down. I don’t dare to close my eyes, I am afraid I may gone anytime…………….

My BP was dropped slightly to 180/105 when doctor came back at 2pm. We discussed a bit and she diagnosed I have hypertension. She prescribed a month of 10mg amlodipine – as besilate (calcium blocker) for me. As usual, the best cure for hypertension is cut down sodium, sweets, sugary beverages, and red meats, reduce weight and exercise more.

By the time ready to leave the clinic, I felt much better, especially after a few bites of bread and drunk plenty of plain water.  Reading at 3pm has dropped to 153/191 and 141/87 at 5pm respectively. I was a bit relieved after the shower and hair shampoo (I can’t wash myself due to hand surgery).

I need to monitor myself  carefully for the next few days. Underlying problem may include heart diseases or chronic kidney problems.

My first surgery

The surgery markings on my left hand
The surgery markings on my left hand

It’s nightmare n a lot of drama (quote from Dr Ranjit) this morning before admission. The insurance administration refuse to issue the guarantee letter after 2 rounds of info enquiry. Ultimately, I decided to do the surgery n claim later. By that time (after 10am), it’s long passed my scheduled surgery time at 9am. So the hospital need to rush my preparation n pushed me to operating theatre queuing after the other patient.

I original thought its a small surgery with local anaesthetic. Later only found out they need to anaesthetise n put me in deep sleep. By the time I woke up, it’s 2 hours later in the observation room. I only fully awake n able to get down from bed after another 2 hours around 6pm. I was hungry, thirsty n want to pee 😝

Overall surgery went well. And I am glad chosen to stay for a night instead of day care. The swollen n plain on palm n fingers gradually subset n hopefully gone by tomorrow when discharge.

I have some misconceptions before this,
Misconception 1, microsurgery does not mean “small” surgery, doctors are using advanced tools n high surgery skill to fix nerves n micro part of the body. I guess as compare to my roommates who gone through spine n back surgery, my pain is minima.
Misconception 2, don’t need hospitalisation did not mean don’t need patient care n MC. I am glad I decided to stay one night. I lost some of my mobility with only 1 hand.
Misconception 3, wound should be heeled in 2 weeks time n I can do my computer work as usual. Now doctor told me I should avoid driving if necessary. But how could i go to work without driving I am now on 2 weeks MC.

After some exchange with my roommates, we think the doctor always “trick” us without full story to avoid unnecessary anxiety, haha

The price tag? A bomb of RM15K and 2 months of slow recovery to gain my grips and grabs.

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After surgery