Joining Bc Bloggers

I am glad to catch this year’s BC Blogger in which I am joining. For those of you who don’t have an idea what is BC Blogger, it’s a blogging group which aims to help fellow bloggers in boosting inbound link in an easy and systematic way. It will not only increase your inbound links but you will also gain friends in the blogosphere.

If you want to join, just visit this link and register your blog. Enjoy blogging!

Do you Care for Your Health?

We are all responsible for the state of our health care and a good and sensible system will enable each citizen to cope with illnesses well. Yet between parents who compel their children to pursue a medical degree in the hope of a better future, a government that seeks to achieve a doctor patient ratio of a developed country and a private health care approach that attempts to raise profits and impress the public with specialized treatment and machines with fancy acronyms, it is the vulnerable patients who suffer.

To some of us, the issue of vulnerable patients usually applies to someone else. It's not my problem. The system and the government know the best so don't worry about it. Has one wondered why millions are spent in campaigns to stop smoking, yet at airports and on planes, pride of place is given to tobacco (and alcohol) products? Thus, do we really have an effective healthcare system that cares for us beyond the mere peso and dollar? Ultimately we are at the mercy of the system that governs us.

The fragility of the human body is such the most of us will require medical attention in our life. At some point, perhaps even tomorrow, it might be you. What do you want from your doctor?

Medical education is more than the mere repetition of factual data. In an education system that thrives on rote learning, new doctors whose brains serve as large hard disk drives may be able to regurgitate large amounts of facts which may or not be relevant to the situation at hand. This may be impressive. But knowledge without attitude and skills may leave the application of medicine seriously flawed.

When afflicted with a disease and a consultation with a doctor beckons, do ask yourself what are the important qualities that you wish to have in your doctor? A doctor filled to the brim with facts will not be very effective if he or she doesn’t ask the right questions and or have the skills to examine you in a way that preserves your dignity

And what if the right questions are asked? Are doctors trained to listen? Will they listen to all that you wish to say or merely to listen to what they want to hear? Will they only listen to the words, but not the emotions or the silence between the words? Will they be interested in your suffering or merely look for the symptoms that fit the description of the disease that they wish to label you with?

Will the doctor in front of you, treat you in a way that makes you special and cared for?

My Worst Taxi Experience in KL

My Worst Taxi Experience in KL and Needs to be Discipline.

Taxi in KL

I really don’t want to blog about negative things like this but because of my disappointment I had experienced in riding a taxi cab yesterday I will not let this pass again and again. In more than 2 years of staying here in KL as an expatriate I had encounter a lot of bad experienced with bad attitude taxi driver. But I let it pass and forget about it and I know not all drivers are alike. I don’t want to speculate that KL has the worst taxi driver as I even encounter it in my home country. I still meet good taxi driver and nice to deal with and treat you like a friend.

But yesterday is the worst one! This driver asks me where to go but he speaks in their native language and asks him to speak in English so I can understand him. I told him the place and agree to send me here. I feel so lucky that he agreed, he used meter and not asking for additional amount (as some drivers did). So, I seat on the back and I noticed that he is hiding the meter with a small towel. I am thinking maybe he just covered it because of the direct sunlight but its 6:30pm in the afternoon or maybe he forgot to take it out. So I let it be and I know the estimated amount I will pay as I went to that place many times. As we are arriving in the place and I ask the driver how much I will pay as the meter is covered. Then suddenly he took the towel out so that I can see the amount in his meter. But before that I heard a small sound and it seems like he has press something (very good tactics) and I was shocked that the meter is too high as I expected. Huh! 17 Rm! Usually I only pay for about 10Rm to 12Rm for that short travel depends on the traffic.  Plus he asks me to pay the toll for 2RM which is supposedly 50sen only. What a shame!  I ask him why you press the button in the meter and I usually pay 10Rm, but of course he didn't admit it but rather he speaks loud in his Indian language (Tamil maybe) which I can’t understand and it sounds irritating! I know the use of that button and you press it only if the costumers call you, its 12am in the midnight or going to the airport and etc. He should not press it in his regular taxi service. But in respect I pay for it! In my disappointment I forgot to get his plate number so I can report it and advice my fellows to never ride in that taxi. After that incident, I didn’t feel good the whole night.

I ‘m just little bit offset as the beautiful city of Kuala Lumpur this taxi drivers are exists. I think they need to be discipline. I understand that all of us need to earn money but please do it in a descent way.

Here's my post on How To Avoid Taxi Scam In KL.