Monday, August 16, 2010

Iftar for Class 69 MCKK.....Club YB

[ I got this email from a patient ]

Salam doc, here's something u guys will enjoy...

----- Forwarded Message ----

Sent: Thu, August 12, 2010 12:35:18 AM
..."Of Small and Big Bucks"

A mechanic was removing a cylinder head from the motor of a Harley motorcycle when he spotted a well-known heart surgeon in his shop.

The surgeon was there, waiting for the service manager to come and take a look at his bike.

The mechanic shouted across the garage, "Hey, Doc, can I ask you a question?"

The surgeon a bit surprised, walked over to the mechanic working on the motorcycle. The mechanic straightened up, wiped his hands on a rag and asked, "So Doc, look at this engine. I open its heart, take valves out, fix 'em, put 'em back in, and when I finish, it works just like new. So how come I get such a small salary and you get the really big bucks, when you and I are doing basically the same work?"

The surgeon paused, smiled and leaned over, and whispered to the mechanic...

"Try doing it with the engine running."



Subject: RE: small and big bucks
Date: Mon, 16 Aug 2010 06:36:28 +0800

Thanks Shamzul,

We lowly plumbers are one step more elegant than the heart surgeons!
At least they have to do it while you guys have to be 'put down' to some very 'deep sleep'.
We do it while you are listening to your favourite Sharifah Aini. When you progress to P.Ramlee's Getaran Jiwa, we are already, finished!
'Itu bisa diatur' [ can be arranged, as the Indonesian saying goes ], friend....

Dr Nik Howk
see: Procedures in medicine.......Angiopasty/Stenting Vs CABG ..or rather Muhammad Ali's 'fly like a bee' to Mike Tyson aka Malik Abdul Aziz
Just pulling your leg....

We , Class of 69, Form Five Malay College had a class gathering and buka puasa at Tan Sri Saleh Sulong's Balinese-theme luxurious villa in Shah Alam last night. After a very substantive 'buka puasa juadah' we preceeded to do isyak and teraweek prayers. Midway the imam, Ustaz Nursalam of Lampong , Sumatera introduced his student,Farouk Omar, hardly 12, to give us a short some 150 mostly of the newly formed YB club [ "Yang Bersara'", newly retired... we are mostly 58 plus ]. It was a damned good tazkirah. A 12 year old, eloquent and full to the brim with confidence, he had all 150 of us listening to him with full attention. The message was deep and very soul searching....

He started with a short beautiful rendition of Surah Asr:

Sura # 104
The Declining Day
al 'Asr

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful!

"I swear by the declining day, that man is a certain loser, save those
who have faith and do righteous deeds and counsel one another to follow
the truth and counsel one another to be steadfast."

Then reminded us that indeed we are all in a state of loss!
Most ,hoarding and slaving throughout our lives for more and more material gain.
Some never stopping. Hovering over their shoulders looking right and left for more. Some even grosser and vulgar. Squandering public fund and share belonging to others, depriving the poor and the deprived.
Dining, Wine-ing, ambitious, thinking of the distant future all the time etc etc and etc.How will my children live their lives? How will their children's children lead theirs? Will my grand sons and grand daughters be adequately provided ? What about their children? Will I have more to sustain seven lifetimes to make damn sure all will be OK? etc etc and etc. No end to human wants and greed!.....

We forgot our very fragile human frailty!

A human tragedy of lust, pride and unending greed and crass materialism. Alas, much hope and ambition ,when life, as the old sufi saying goes only is about three bated breath...

One that is already gone..
The middle one that is yet to be expired out..
And the next that is truly uncertain!!

Just three bated breath, my God! already gone,the next one going..and the next, which truly is uncertain.

What a night...

Dr Nik Howk

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