Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Happy Birthday to My Niece

My Mom and Amber Chua, 1-year-old yesterday (Birthday: 18 Aug 2008)

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Endemic "Pig's" Flu - A Pessimist Thought?

First of all, I apologize for not updating this blog. The apology is mainly for myself for breaking the promise I made myself. However, I do have valid reasons but that is irrelevant now... No, it wasn't due to FaceBook. :)

Secondly, what happen to Swine Flu term? I noticed RTM and TV3 and Astro Awani and others no longer use it... Well, some international medias still use it though. Supposed the Art Minister say something I wasn't aware of. *shrug*

Now the title, when WHO announced Influenza A(H1N1) Spread Cannot Be Stopped in July this year, I fear this may become a reality. Will a pandemic (global) become an endemic ("local" - note the quote sign) eventually?

Definition of "endemic":
  1. a disease that is constantly present to a greater or lesser degree in people of a certain class or in people living in a particular location;
  2. of or relating to a disease (or anything resembling a disease) constantly present to greater or lesser extent in a particular locality
Definition of "pandemic"
  1. an epidemic that is geographically widespread; occurring throughout a region or even throughout the world
  2. (epidemic over a wide geographical area) "a pandemic outbreak of malaria"
  3. (existing everywhere) "pandemic fear of nuclear war"

Related posts:
Piggy Flu
Piggy Birdie Homo Flu

Sunday, August 2, 2009

New Place

Just moved here (from Tawau to Kota Kinabalu (KK)) since Friday. Today is my 3rd day since then. ;) Tomorrow will get to new work place. :) Will tell you later...

Just arrived at 4.30AM at Inanam Bus Terminal. Feeling nausea and had stomache. I actually vomitted thrice. Must be something I ate. :D So, I rested for the whole day...

Went to Inanam (Kolombong?) Giant Superstore to give some "kiriman" from Tawau from my GF to her youngest bro. Didn't meet him though, just her GF, Gie. Turned out Gie worked there.

Walked around the "tamu" at the Giant. Never thought there was "tamu" there but there really is. The "tamu" is on every saturday. Selling all kind of stuffs from traditional and "more modern" food/drink, clothes, "branded" stuffs (imitation branded stuffs), stuffed animals and actual animals (pets, non-pets a.k.a. small size farm animal e.g. chicks), pot plant, fertilizers etc.

All the while I was talking on the phone to my GF. :D I promised to call when I went home but small things led to another small things, the point is, I forgot to call her... So she got so pissed of and not picking up my phone till 10PM. *sweat* Only able to get to her at Midnight... Well, at least she forgave me. ;)

My family plan to visit my 3rd bro’s new house (on renovation now). Ops blackout, saving, saving… Hi there again. :) Will be updating again, with pix hopefully…

I apologize for writing these crap, no I don’t! :D You all have a nice day. ;)