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The Tale Of How You Screwed Us

It Can Only Be KT, Pharmacy Related, Somewhat Serious Issueson September 7th, 20088 Comments

You …

I’m talking to no one else but you …

Yes you …. 

  • We excel in whatever we do in spite of everything you’ve denied us.
  • Yet you give us no recognition of any sort
  • You deny us places which are rightfully ours in favour of skin colour
  • You force us to dig into our own pockets to finance our own education
  • You indirectly export potential contributors to the system in a time where others are importing them

Having done that you expect us to be loyal to you and to serve you

  • You happily screw us right left and center by making it such that if we don’t serve you, the education which we financed ourselves will amount to nothing
  • You then randomly send us to absurd places. Places which I believe if your own children were sent, would have your knickers in a knot.
  • You do things to people without the slightest thought of how negative the impact might be  
  • You let us down time and time again by your constant display of poor judgement and inequality.

And yet you still expect us to be loyal to you and to serve you

  • You make it such that we have to beg you for anything
  • You make it such that we have to stoop to levels we’d be ashamed to stoop to, for only the lowest levels of action on our parts would warrant any reponse on yours.
  • You strip us of our dignity by still denying us what we humbly request
  • And at the very same time you give freely to others what we’d tried so hard to request from you.
  • Just because we were painted a different colour at birth 

And yet you still expect us to be loyal to you and to serve you

  • You constantly shower us with propaganda that in an ironic way, decreases our level of tolerance and further fuels our dissatisfaction
  • Your constant display of the most ridiculous things we watch on the news everyday leaves us wondering how our children’s future will be like
  • In the disturbing reality where even the laziest person gets an award, you give us absolutely no incentive in serving you. Yet you want us to strive to be the best. 
  • Once again we excel in whatever we do in spite of all the shit you’ve put us through.
  • And yet you give us no recognition.

And yet you still expect us to be loyal to you and to serve you

You ……

  • You’re keeping us in a place with no opportunities
  • You’re surpressing all our ambitions
  • You’re killing all our dreams
  • You’re bringing to the gradual crumbling of our close relationships
  • You’re denying us the chance of pursuing our interests and goals in life
  • You’re denying us the simple pleasure of waking up everyday to family and loved ones around us
  • You’re denying us the chance of caring for our aging parents in an irony that sees us giving pharmaceutical care to total strangers 500km away from home

Most of all ….

  • You’re robbing us of our youth

You …

Rest assured that when the time comes we will pick ourselves up and piece bits of our lives back together.

When the time comes we will leave you hard and cold and tell tales of how you screwed up our lives, along with those who were unfortunate enough to cross paths with you.

And rest assured that when that time comes, after the way you screwed our lives, we will do whatever we have in our might to return the favour.

A Whole Lot Of Induksi

It Can Only Be KT, Misc, Pharmacy Relatedon July 27th, 20087 Comments

When you’re organising a campaign with a gayass mascot that looks something like this …. 


And it’s about the most boring stuff on planet Earth ……

like  …… Take your medicines at the correct time with the correct dose through the correct route through the Zzzzzzz…..

and …… Don’t buy counterfeit medicine like Viagral and Cialas lest you get a 24 hour erection …. 

on a working Sunday (Terengganu weekends are on Friday and Saturday mind you) ….

You just know it’s not gonna get the kind of response you want.

HEY~!!! Why did you just HIT me?

Ok lor …. I know I really should do my profession proud and promote this Kenali Ubat Anda campaign thingy. But the campaign robbed me of my weekend, along with the blissful sleep I should’ve been getting after my 2 week induksi.


Which brings me to my point.

Shall we begin my induksi account with this picture?  


The Akademi Binaan Malaysia is located in Jenagor near the Kenyir Dam.

It’s about 15 km from the Kuala Berang town of Hulu Terengganu which by itself is about 40km away from Kuala Terengganu.

…. In other words it’s in the middle of nowhere.

Being near the mountains meant that we had unpredictable weather. It could be as good as sunny one minute, then before you can say ‘kanasai’, ……BAM it’s raining.

Then there were times we stood on dry land and watched as rain came down a few meters in front of us

Of course the most kanasai thing was when it was sunny …… and then BAM raining while it was still sunny. 


Bloody kanasai crazy weather ….

Anyway, we had lectures for the whole day every single day. Like morning all the way till night. I reckon we made good use of our time during the lectures ….. 




I have my own Sudoku book now …. I swear I copied almost all of the puzzles off my friend’s Sudoku book. 


You see, the clever government makes it such that all government servants who want to be confirmed as …. well … confirmed government servants have to undergo this induction course.

The facilitators wanted us to think of it as orientation.

Of course being the clever government that our …well …. clever government is, they choose to have us undergo orientation 2 years into our service….

….. at a time where we already know who’s who in our profession and when we’ve already made all the mistakes we’d have otherwise been able to avoid had this orientation / induction been conducted earlier.

So we had classes that taught us about things like allowances we were entitled to …..

….. what we should and shouldn’t do as government servants

….. integrity as government servants …..

…. and of course we couldn’t escape things like the history of our country and also our country’s policies …

Think things like Dasar Ekonomi Baru, Dasar Penswastaan Negara, Wawasan 2020 and all the crap you left behind back in history class and you get my drift.

But then it wasn’t all just about boring and serious lectures…

There was also silly things we were made to do…

Like coming up with a group name, a group logo and a group song…….

So we got down to doing things the professional and ethical way as government servants with integrity … 


…. Coming up with a totally silly group name like Roti Canai  


….. Making do with a totally unimaginative group logo 


…. And ripping off other patriotic songs by changing the original lyrics here and there.

But really must admit that I enjoyed every minute of the silliness and craziness me and my group members cooked up throughout.

Cheers Roti Canai~!


In the morning we were made to sing patriotic songs and to baca ikrar Kementrian Kesihatan Malaysia.

That was before we were made to do morning exercises to promote kesihatan. 


Look at me at back there. I look like freaking Iron Man taking off.

The morning exercises sure did wonders in waking us up. In fact they were so effective in waking people up that by the second day, nobody turned up.

I guess everyone wanted more sleep …..

But that was when they weren’t already catching some shut eye at other times ….. 




Horrible food. Ugh

As I’ve always stressed, this being a government course meant that we were fed 6 times a day.

Mediocre bland food that followed a pattern after a few days.

There was one morning where the mee goreng and fried rice were totally tasteless. Seriously. Think the cookee forgot to put salt or something.

Either that or he ran out of it.

I guess there were moments that made us feel like well …. life ain’t that bad after all.



Like the time when the usual raining-while-sunny thingy happened and this rainbow appeared. If you look close enough you’ll actually notice that there were two.

 Ahhh … life’s little pleasures.

The highlight of the whole induksi was of course the exam on the last day.

It was during those intense moments of mugging the day before that made us regret sleeping and sudoku-ing during classes. So overcome with remorse were that we cooped ourselves up in our rooms studying like hell.

Nah I’m laying. Study day came, we woke up at 10am, read a bit, ate, took a crap, slept in the evening and relied heavily on tips.

…… Now let’s hope we don’t flunk the exam…

… or there’d be induksi round 2.


A Bit Of Induksi ….

It Can Only Be KT, Misc, Pharmacy Relatedon July 21st, 20084 Comments

As I am typing this, I’m using mobile broadband (which disconnects every other minute) from my little room in the Akademi Binaan Malaysia, tucked neatly in Jenagor, somewhere in the middle of Terengganu.

Not 2 kilometres away is the Kenyir Dam. And should the damned dam decide to break anytime soon, I reckon will no longer be updated …. ever.


Such are the conditions of my induksi for the past week. In 1 week we’ve been subjected to non stop lectures for the whole day, starting from 8am all the way to 11pm.

Lectures about what? All things government related.

About really interesting things ….

Lectures that had us paying attention to every word …. 



Yawn, I have half an hour for a quick nap before the next class.

A full account of my induksi experience coming soon ….



Pharmacy Related, Somewhat Serious Issues, Somewhere Elseon June 16th, 20082 Comments


ILKAP obviously stands for something.

It stands for Institut Latihan Kehakiman dan Perundangan.

And that was where I had my kursus last week.

And that’s about where you’ll come in asking me this …..

“What the hell are you doing learning about our country’s judiciary system and law?”



You see …… in the enforcement, other than being kanasai pharmacists, we’re also kanasai lawyers.

When we go on raids, not only do we bust their asses and confiscate all their illegal items…

….. we then proceed to make them remember it by hauling them to court and charging their asses off.

We look at it as just another way of making friends and spreading the love.

Anyway ….

I found the experience over at the ILKAP a really wholesome one.

Cause for one the facilities were pretty good… 



And the hostel rooms were pretty well furnished  



But the food …

….as with all government sponsored kursuses, we had 6 absolutely delicious meals a day…. 


Like this here …… does this dish make your mouth water or what ?

…… Looks like dried chilli that your mum left in the larder 6 months ago and forgot about……

Food aside, the course entailed lectures and tutorials conducted by actual lawyers. So we had to learn up Acts like the Penal Code, Evidence Act and the like ….

And at the end of it all we had a mock trial where we were pitted against a real lawyer and made to present our case in front of a real judge.  



So in other words a bunch of bumbling kanasai pharmacists with near zero knowledge of court proceedings and court questioning VS a seasoned 20+ years experienced lawyer ….. under the watchful and skeptical eye of a High Court Judge.

Sounds fair to me.

We didn’t win the case of course. But I must say the experience was really something. We learnt how to question witnesses effectively.

As for me ……. I also learnt how to be a witness. 


Cause since it was a mock trial, we all had roles to play.

And mine was that of the sad and pathetic investigation officer of the case ….

I think I answered quite kanasai ly ….

And I also think that’s probably why we lost the case.

Ahhh ….. but there’s something I really do have to point out …. something that baffled the hell out of all of us participants …

See the stairs there ? 


Wonder what the sign says ? 


Hmmm ……

So we have a flight of stairs that we’re not allowed to use.

They should’ve told us to bring our own ladders then ….. Kanasai~!

But I think the highlight of the kursus was this ….. 


This ain’t no ordinary shower man. 


It’s a singing shower~! See the musical note next to the second button?

Now if you get bored while showering, all you have to do is press that button and there’s music in the toilet~!


I actually tried it only once. Cause when the shower started singing, I could actually hear my room mate laughing his head off out in the room.

Of course after awhile it got really annoying so I switched it off ….

 ……. my room mate’s laughter I mean …..


My ILKAP Experience …. not really.

Pharmacy Related, Somewhat Serious Issues, Somewhere Elseon June 7th, 2008No Comments

See here. Everyone hates witness stands. 


If you’ve ever been to court and had to testify in a trial, you’d agree with me that being in a witness stand numbs the brains.

You know you’re not doing anything wrong yet you feel that your every word could mean the difference between a man put behind the slammer or him walking away free.

 But you want to know what’s worse than a mere witness stand?


A kanasai pharmacist in the witness stand~!

Holy cow.

That’s what I was doing during my ILKAP kursus this whole week.

Testifying against good people and framing innocent guys.

More on my ILKAP experience soon.

The time nowis 1.30am, finished my kursus in the evening, rushed over to Sunway Lagoon for sound check, and tomorrow’s the Roxy Summer Splash 2008 gig ….

I’m totally exhausted ….. ZzZzzZzzZzZzzzzzz

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