Monday, November 30, 2009

Ameda for sale..uhuk..uhuk *sticky entry gak*

Sangatla sayangggg nak jual my precious gadget nih...uhuk²...tapi kalo takat simpan wat tukun pon xde faedahnya...baiklah dijual pada sape yg memerlukan





Avent Isis to let go *Sticky entry*

My first BP bought to breastfeed Alysha...sayanggggg sangat dengan BF gadget ni...tapi, dah tiba masanya to let it someone else who will benefit it like I did during my journey of breastfeeding Alysha

new unused diaphragm will be given

Used only for 3 months

All the items in the pictures come together with my offer - RM100+free poslaju delivery.
All items will be sterilised again before sending to the buyer.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009


Something to share about sleep.......

Ranjan Das Passed Away on Wednesday, 21-October-2009

SAP India CEO Ranjan Das Dies After Gym Workout

Ranjan Das, CEO and MD of SAP Indian subcontinent

died after a massive cardiac arrest in Mumbai on Wednesday.

One of the youngest CEOs, he was 42

Carried : Wednesday, 11-November-2009

What killed Ranjan Das and Lessons for Corporate India

A month ago, many of us heard about the sad demise of Ranjan Das from Bandra, Mumbai. Ranjan, just 42 years of age, was the CEO of SAP-Indian Subcontinent, the youngest CEO of an MNC in India. He was very active in sports, was a fitness freak and a marathon runner. It was common to see him run on Bandra's Carter Road. Just after Diwali, on 21st Oct, he returned home from his gym after a workout, collapsed with a massive heart attack and died. He is survived by his wife and two very young kids.

It was certainly a wake-up call for corporate India. However, it was even more disastrous for runners amongst us. Since Ranjan was an avid marathoner ( in Feb 09, he ran Chennai Marathon at the same time some of us were running Pondicherry Marathon 180 km away ), the question came as to why an exceptionally active, athletic person succumb to heart attack at 42 years of age.

Was it the stress?

A couple of you called me asking about the reasons. While Ranjan had mentioned that he faced a lot of stress, that is a common element in most of our lives. We used to think that by being fit, one can conquer the bad effects of stress. So I doubted if the cause was stress.

The Real Reason

However, everyone missed out a small line in the reports that Ranjan used to make do with 4-5 hours of sleep. This is an earlier interview of Ranjan on NDTV in the program 'Boss' Day Out': Boss' Day Out: Ranjan Das of SAP India.

Here he himself admits that he would love to get more sleep ( and that he was not proud of his ability to manage without sleep, contrary to what others extolled ).

The Evidence

Last week, I was working with a well-known cardiologist on the subject of ‘Heart Disease caused by Lack of Sleep’. While I cannot share the video nor the slides because of confidentiality reasons, I have distilled the key points below in the hope it will save some of our lives.

Some Excerpts:

· Short sleep duration ( <5 or 5-6 hours ) increased risk for high BP by 350% to 500% compared to those who slept longer than 6 hours per night. Paper published in 2009. As you know, high BP kills.

· Young people ( 25-49 years of age ) are twice as likely to get high BP if they sleep less. Paper published in 2006.

· Individuals who slept less than 5 hours a night had a 3-fold increased risk of heart attacks. Paper published in 1999.

· Complete and partial lack of sleep increased the blood concentrations of High sensitivity C-Reactive Protein (hs-cRP), the strongest predictor of heart attacks. Even after getting adequate sleep later, the levels stayed high!!

· Just one night of sleep loss increases very toxic substances in body such as Interleukin-6 (IL-6), Tumour Necrosis Factor-Alpha (TNF-alpha) and C-reactive protein (cRP). They increase risks of many medical conditions, including cancer, arthritis and heart disease. Paper published in 2004.

· Sleeping for <=5 hours per night leads to 39% increase in heart disease. Sleeping for <=6 hours per night leads to 18% increase in heart disease. Paper published in 2006.

Ideal Sleep

For lack of space, I cannot explain here the ideal sleep architecture. But in brief, sleep is composed of two stages: REM ( Rapid Eye Movement ) and non-REM. The former helps in mental consolidation while the latter helps in physical repair and rebuilding. During the night, you alternate between REM and non-REM stages 4-5 times.

The earlier part of sleep is mostly non-REM. During that period, your pituitary gland releases growth hormones that repair your body. The latter part of sleep is more and more REM type.

For you to be mentally alert during the day, the latter part of sleep is more important. No wonder when you wake up with an alarm clock after 5-6 hours of sleep, you are mentally irritable throughout the day (lack of REM sleep). And if you have slept for less than 5 hours, your body is in a complete physical mess ( lack of non-REM sleep ), you are tired throughout the day, moving like a zombie and your immunity is way down ( I’ve been there, done that ).

Finally, as long-distance runners, you need an hour of extra sleep to repair the running related damage.

If you want to know if you are getting adequate sleep, take Epworth Sleepiness Test below.

Interpretation: Score of 0-9 is considered normal while 10 and above abnormal. Many a times, I have clocked 21 out the maximum possible 24, the only saving grace being the last situation, since I don’t like to drive ( maybe, I should ask my driver to answer that line ).

In conclusion:

Barring stress control, Ranjan Das did everything right: eating proper food, exercising ( marathoning! ), maintaining proper weight. But he missed getting proper and adequate sleep, minimum 7 hours. In my opinion, that killed him.
If you are not getting enough sleep ( 7 hours ), you are playing with fire, even if you have low stress.

I always took pride in my ability to work 50 hours at a stretch whenever the situation warranted. But I was so spooked after seeing the scientific evidence last week that since Saturday night, I ensure I do not even set the alarm clock under 7 hours. Now, that is a nice excuse to get some more sleep.

Unfortunately, Ranjan Das is not alone when it comes to missing sleep. Many of us are doing exactly the same, perhaps out of ignorance. Please forward this mail/article to as many of your colleagues/friends as possible, especially those who might be short-changing their sleep. If we can save even one young life because of this email, I would be the happiest person on earth.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Musim Deghoyan...

Susahnya nak hapdet blog skrg ni...bukannya sebab apa, tapi bizi ya amat
isk..nak wat camne....skrg ni tgh peak time..
tapi takpe...dalam seminggu lagi dapat le rehat sket...fuhhh

kat Peghak sekarang nih musim buah²an
buah deghoyan
buah rambutan
buah manggis
buah langsat
buah duku, dokong bla...bla...bla
memang jenuh le makan buah

tapi buah yang paling takleh miss
buah DEGHOYAN le
Raja Segala Buah
pantang orang jual buah deghoyan
musti Ummi dah teruja nak membeli

anak² pulak yang mengikut
suka makan deghoyan nih
si Kakak & si Adam
Haiqal takat makan seulas dua dah berenti
ngikut Ayah le...tak le gemor sgt deghoyan nih
tapi ...
sejak kawen ngan Ummi
yg mmg hantu deghoyan
Ayah lak terlebey excited bila nmpk org jual deghoyan
mulala tanya...'takmo beli ke?'
haipp..manaleh takmo
mesti nakkkkk

baru nih beli deghoyan
si kecik tu pun
pantang nampak kitaorg makan apa
dia pun duk 'nak...nak'
Ummi kasi seulas
wahhh...khusyukkk makan
abis licin seulas
pastu senyum jek...
another duran lover in the making..huhu

isi kuning deghoyan Kg. Gajah, Perak

budak kecik 1st time menikmati durian

nyam nyam...sampai menjilat sumer jari tuuuu

jilat jari lagikk

selesai seulas licin...

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

More Books again ^_^

Arghhh...dah lama Ummi tak membaca...bukanla tak membaca langsung kan, mana mungkin pekerjaan Ummi ni membuatkan Ummi tak membaca....reading here refers to reading novels...tetambah pulak my favorite authors...CECELIA AHERN...dan sekarang mula berjinak² menyukai another author which is JODI PICOULT...I just love their imagination and passion in writing their novels...sangat kreatif~~~

Ummi dah lama x beli tru MPHonline sbb azam tahun ni dah tak nak pakai CC walau sesen pon..hanya nak melunaskan baki yang ada pada CC yag satu tu...hemm...last few weeks, tup² ada pulak invites kat blog soh jengah kedai buku online dia..wallaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.....nampak buku my favorite author!!!!!!!!!!!!!terus order dan sampai semalam kat umah...adusss....sebaik je Alysha tido malam tadi, Ummi dah mula baca buku THE GIFT la masalahnya kalo once Ummi baca novel kesukaan Ummi...harusss melekat membaca sampai 3/4 buku tu & then baru perasan jam dah pukul 12 tgh malam....adehhh....terpaksa le sambung esok jawabnya....dan awal pagi ni, Ummi berjaya habiskan baca novel The Gift.....
huwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa....endingnya sungguh menyedihkan...sungguh menusuk kalbu...dan hasilnya, Ummi datang keje dengan mood sedey...huhu...takleh jadi nih...malam ni nak mula baca another novel tu pulak...Handle With Care...hope it will have a happy ending...ngeeeee ^_^

still wrapped in the plactic

side by favorite authored books

hape lak nih???

heheh...ape lagi kalo bukan HL..dah 2 minggu putus nak kene mula balik

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Mini birthday celebration

Sabtu pagi lepas,Ummi sebenarnya takde mood sangat nak wat birthday party kat alysha. Sebabnya, dahle baru sampai KL hari Jumaat Alysha pulak meragam semalaman menangis itu tak kene,ini tak,Ummi bangun pagi dengan 'mata panda' plus pening sangat kepala...few times jugak rasa nak pitam...sampai dah cakap kat si Kakak 'takyahlah buat birthday Alysha harini...lain kali la kita buat kat Perak'...tapi dia taknak, nak gak buat kat KL...Ummi menurut ajela....belikan kek...then plan nak wat ringkas² jela kat budak² (anak² jiran)2-3 orang udahle....goreng cocktail sosej, goreng ayam salut tepung, Kakak buat french toast & ada 2-3 simple dish the goodie bags...

Sekali tu, Ummi blom selesai menggoreng ayam,terdengar orang bagi salam...alamak...all these while kalo buat birthday party, takdela pulak mak ayah budak² pon datang...kali ni dahle buat seringkas mungkin, jiran² lak datang sekali..aduhhhh...apa pon blom ready...humm...nasib le labooo.....Ayah mmg gumbira betul haritu..sbb dapat jumpa ngan kekawan dia+member borak di masa lapang kat situ..huhu

the cake

Ayah tgh seronok bersembang ngan jiran²...adeh...sempoi abisss laar

Acik Liza(our former bbsitter wktu Alysha blom lahir)

Birthday gurl...badan susut sbb baru baik sakit & baru leh makan

Makan jela apa yg ada ye...

Gigih nak tiup lilin 2 batang tu

Ayah & Cik Azmi (dan anaknya Seri) yg tak lama lagi akan pindah ke umah lebih besar...hmm...kurang sorang jiran baik Ayah

Monday, November 9, 2009

Happy Belated 2nd Birthday to my sweet lil' princess

Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday to Alysha Iman
Happy birthday to you

(on 8 November 2009)

Kejap je sayang Ummi ni dah umo 2 tahun
Dah besar
Dah makin pandai cakap
Dah pandai cakap 'soli' kalo Ummi merajuk

Semoga sayang Ummi
membesar menjadi anak yang
sihat, baik, bijak dan solehah

Alysha kene infection

Hari Ahad minggu lepas, tiba² je badan Alysha mula dedar nak demam..isk...heran lak Ummi...dia baru je baik demam 2 weeks b4 that...takkan demam lagi??? Ayah cakap dia asek demam sebab dah putus susu kot (wean off siang & malam-kisah wean off susu akan diceriterakan di entry yang lain ye)...hari Isnin, Ummi bawak dia pegi jumpa panel doktor Poliklinik A****...doc cakap demam biasa je..hemmm... malam tu, Ummi kesiankan dia lalu Ummi menyusukan jugak Alysha walau hakikatnya susu dah kering...

hari Selasa pagi dia still demam tapi tak berapa panas...masalahnya, dia emragam waktu malam sepanjang dia demam tu...sampai Ummi tak tau dia nak apa...kejap nak air...kejap nak naik buai...kejap nangis tatau apa punca...pagi tu, waktu Ummi tukarkan diapers dia baru perasan banyaknya ruam memerah+blisters kat lidah, mulut, tangan, kaki & nappy area...OH NO!!! Ummi hanya terfikir 2 perkara je : Chicken Pox @ HFMD.......ya Allah....serabutnya perasaan Ummi time tu...dahla abang kakak dia tengah final exam...takutla berjangkit kat diorang pulak...isk...tak boleh jadi ni...Ummi rush ke panel klinik Klinik C**W** pulak sbb Ummi selalu kureng puas hati ngan doc kat Klinik A*** tu (doc jns berat mulut..kita yg nak kene tny itu ini)...jumpa je ngan doc kat C**W**, Ummi terus spelled out my worries....Ummi siap tny dia 'is this chicken pox or HMFD doc?'....dengan tenang, doc tu cakap 'neither'....Ummi tak puas hati lagi dan tanya le 'then what?'...dia cakap cuma infection...isk...infection pon boleh jadi sampai camni sekali ke...siannya anak Ummi...doc bagi calamine lotion,antobiotik & oral aid utk sapu kat lidah dia...

Sian Alysha...dia lapar & mintak nak makan..tapi baru sesudu masuk mulut, terus menangis kesakitan sbb pedih kene blister dalam mulut dia...huwaaaa...Ummi pon nangis sama...tak sanggup tengok dia camtu...kekadang kalo Ummi kene blister sebiji dalam mulut pon dah rasa hazabbbb...inikan dia yang ada 3-4 biji blister kat lidah,bibir, tepi mulut...huwaaaaaaaaaa.....minum pon ikut cawan je..kalo ikut botol tak boleh sbb kalo puting tu kene blister dia kompem dia menangis......sian....dah makin kurusss badan dia jadinya...tapi, syukur alhamdulillah, lepas amik ubat dari klinik kedua tu..terus surut ruam² tu but it took about 4 days for the blister to heal....

nampak ruam berair kat tepi jari kaki dia (kaki pon dah kurussss)

menangis kesakitan

blister besar kat lidah yg membuatkan dia menangis tiap kali makan

ruam memerah kat lutut

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