Wednesday, September 23, 2009

It's Eid Everyone

"Eid Mubarouk."

- Hirumi

Taken from here

Day 1 of Eid

Ka-chan: Hirumi, go out and play with your cousins. It's Eid. You only get the chance to meet them all like this once a year.
Hirumi: Yeah, alright.
Ka-chan: Oh. Abang Shazrin with his family came just now. You still remember him right? He's Outou-sama's nephew. So that makes him, your "dua-pupu". He has 2 cute and lovely daughters around 5 years and 6 years old. I'm sure you'll like them.
Hirumi: Shazrin? Um.. Ah yes, the tall and dark guy right? The one who lives in KL?
Ka-chan: Nope. That one is Zahrin. This Shazrin is still tall but fair.
Hirumi: Owh. Ok.
Ka-chan: Go play with his daughters.

So, Hirumi went out of to the hall and greeted Shazrin and his family. There were too manay people in the hall. Hirumi look for Shazrin's daughters and play with them. Ka-chan was right. Both of them were lovely. One of the was on Hirumi's lap and another one was lying on the floor grinning next to Hirumi. That was when Ka-chan came.

Ka-chan: Ahaha. It looks like they've gotten friendly with you.
Hirumi: Haha. Yes. I didn't know I was gifted to be friendly with children. Only girls of course. I hate the boys. They don't know how to keep quiet.
Ka-chan: Haha. Good for you. Hey, who are these kids anyway? Where are their parents?
Hirumi: Owh? These are Shazrin's daugthers la. Hahaha. I thought you knew them.
Ka-chan: HIRUMI! These are not Shazrin's daughters. His daughters are outside playing with Syafiq.
Hirumi: Huh?! (Sh**. Then, who are these kids?)

Hirumi with one of kids that he thought was Shazrin's.

*The identity of the girls is still a mystery. They only said that they're the daughters of Cik Alang. Who is Cik Alang anyway? Never heard of him.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

The End of Life

"Berpisah sudah segalanya

Yang tinggal hanyalah kenangan

Diiring doa dan airmata

Yang pergi takkan kembali lagi."

- Pergi Tak Kembali, by Rabbani

Ustaz Asri (Rabbani)

11 years ago

Knock knock

Syaraf: Hirumi oh Hirumi.

Hirumi: Oh. It's you Syaraf.

Syaraf: Hey, come out and play with me.

Hirumi: Ooh. Alright.

They went to the playground in front of Hirumi's house. There were lots of questions in Hirumi’s mind but he doesn’t want to bother Syaraf with it.

Hirumi: Hey, Syaraf. Um. I'm really sorry your mother passed away yesterday.

Syaraf: Ooh. It's alright. Thanks Hirumi.

Syaraf answered with a straight face. Hirumi looked at Syaraf in awe. Tempted by Syaraf’s carefree attitude, Hirumi went ahead and asked.

Hirumi: Syaraf, I'm surprised you're this calm. How can you be this calm when your mother just passed away yesterday? I thought you would still be mourning.

Syaraf stopped playing the see saw.

Syaraf: Yes, I’m still mourning. I did cry a lot. And I still wanted to cry now. But somebody said to me yesterday, if I cried for my mother’s death too much, the Syaitan will get into my mind and control my body and actions.

Hirumi: Ooh.

Hirumi was really surprised. How can a 12 year old think about that? Alhamdulillah, Syaraf has grown up to be a good man and he has been a really good friend of Hirumi eversince.


*Note to another good friend who has lost his beloved mum days ago.

Hi friend.

I hope you’re doing fine. I’m really sorry for your mum. How I wish to be at her funeral and prayed for her too. I know you love your mum so much. I believe other friends know about that too. We never really talk to you about your mum since she passed away. We’re just afraid that it would remind you of her again. We don’t want to see you in pain, mourning for her.

All I really want to say is that we are still here, your friends. I may not be able to advise you on how to handle these things as I’ve not experienced it. But I can always try to listen.

There is so much to life for you to live for and things for you to look forward to. So, life must go on. And remember, you will always have us, your friends to support you.

May Allah bless you mother’s soul.


P/s: Al-fatihah for Ustaz Asri (Rabbani) too.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

The Neonatal Screening

"Let's quit medic. Let's open a laundry shop"
- Azheer

One fine morning.
Hirumi, Rasheed and Hafizul went to the postnatal ward to join the medical officer (MO) checking the newborn babies. They were delighted to see a bunch of babies waiting to be examined.

MO: Hey, you all can examine the babies if you want. But wash your hand first and wash it again before you check another baby. Make sure you don’t miss anything ya.
Them: Alright. Thanks doc.

Then the MO went out for a while.

Hirumi: Uwoah. This is nice. The babies are all ours. Let’s Moro them one by one.
Hafizul: Hey, why don’t we start with one baby first. You show us how you do it Hirumi. You were here earlier.
Hirumi: Uh, okay.

So, Hirumi went on to check the lucky baby while both Hafizul and Rasheed observed.

Hafizul: Ooh. That's easy. Let me try.

So, Rasheed checked the baby and followed by Hafizul. They were satisfied with the screening they did. Feeling content, the thought of how easy a neonatal screening is done, they want to check another baby. That's when the MO came in.

MO: Have you finished checking the baby?
Them: Absolutely doc.
MO: So, I assume everything is normal?
Them: Yup (giggling)

But the MO was not convinced. She checked the baby. And that’s when her cute face suddenly turned serious.

MO: Did you three check the baby?
Hirumi: Yes, we did it in turns.
MO: You said everything is normal?
Hirumi: Err. Yes.
MO: Hey, how can you say it’s normal? The baby has flat nasal bridge and single palmar crease. This baby has Down’s syndrome physical characteristics. How can you all missed all these?

Hirumi, Hafizul and Rasheed looked at each other in disbelief.

Oh. Shit.

Now, what seems to be a fine morning ends up in the gutter.

Flat nasal bridge

Single palmar crease

Wednesday, May 13, 2009


"I'm every nightmare you've ever had. I'm everything you ever were afraid of."
- It, 1990

Yes, you were my nightmares in the past. "It" 1990

One gloomy night..

The full moon covered by hazy clouds dimmed the sky. It was a strange quiet night.

There was no one at the nurse's counter. Earlier, the nurses flocked the pantry while making themselves busy with the gossiping. Hirumi was sitting there, alone, his mind focused on the obstetrics textbook.

Krinnngg.. Krinnngg..

The phone rang. There is an LED lit up numbers on the phone. It showed 17.

Hirumi looked to his sides. No one was there. He picked up the phone but no answer from the other line. Hurm. Strange, he thought.

Kriinngg.. Krinngg..

The phone rang again. Number 17 again.

Hirumi was puzzled. What are the numbers for? It surely does not look like a phone number.

He reluctantly picked up the phone. Again, there was no answer.

Hirumi was pissed.

One nurse came.

Nurse-san: I heard the phone rang. Did somebody called?
Hirumi: Oh. Yes. The phone did ring. But there was no one at the other line.
Nurse-san: Is there any number shown?
Hirumi: Yes. It was 17.
Nurse-san: Oh. Really?

The nurse sat down, skimmed the chart.

Hirumi: Nurse-san, what's the number for?
Nurse-san: Oh, its the delivery room number. When a patient push the alert button by the bed, the phone here rings and it shows the room number.
Hirumi: Oh. I thought there's only 12 rooms here?
Nurse-san: Exactly.
Hirumi: (Shit)

Tuesday, May 5, 2009


"That's life

- Hirumi

That's life alright. Taken from

One night,
Delivery Suites Hall


Hirumi: Hurm, how come no patients come tonight?
Hajris: Patience is virtue. Come, they will.

Nurse-san was eavesdropping

Nurse-san: Boys, why didn't you came last night? There were about 10-11 deliveries. We hurried from one room to another. And there were no students at all. Hurm. Strange. Patients come in like a torrential storm whenever the students are not here.

Hirumi and Hajris looked at each other in awe, disbelief.

Hirumi: You got anything to say?
Hajris: We're always the jinxed ones right. Its not gonna change anytime sooner.
Hirumi: Thanks. That made me feel a lot better.
Hajris: Anytime brother.

So, they wait..

Hirumi: Hey, its 5.00am, lets just go back. There's nothing for us here. I wanna take a nap before subuh.
Hajris: Patience my brother. Let's just wait until Subuh. You can sleep on the couch for a while. I'll wake you up when the patient comes.
Hirumi: Righty right.

And they wait some more..


Hirumi: Hajris, come on man. There will be no patient as long as we are here. Let's just go back man. I'm really tired.
Hajris: Yeah, okay.


8.00 am

Amran: Hey, guys. Guess what I got just now. A DELIVERY. Yeay. Oh. Wait. There were 2, but both at the same time. Patients came in with head-on-perineum. I guess I got lucky. Haha. Oh. I heard both of you waited until morning. I'm sure you guys had lots of cases right?
Hajris: I hate you Amran.
Hirumi: Me too.

Sunday, May 3, 2009


"The best way to remember your gf's birthday is by forgetting it once."

- Hirumi

One night, some years ago


Teet.. Teet.. Teet..
The handphone was showing the reminder, its Katerinna's birthday. Not tomorrow. But today.

Hirumi: (Jaw gapping) Oh s***. Its her birthday today, and i'm yet to wish her.

Hirumi called her right away

Hirumi: Hey there, happy birthday Katerinna. Yeay.
Katerinna: Owh. Ok.
Hirumi: Hey come on. I just wished you and you should be joyful.
Katerinna: You forgot didn't you?

(Awkward silence..)

Hirumi: (Oh shit. She knows. Come on brain, think of something to say) Hey, how can i forget your birthday right. I purposely waited to wish you at the very last minute of your birthday. Haha. Isn't it cool?
Katerinna: No, you forgot. And you just remembered because your handphone was showing the reminder.
Hirumi: (OMG, I'm caught red-handed. I'm dead)

(Awkward silence again..)

Hirumi: Um. Katerinna, I am really sorry. I admit. Yes, I've forgotten your birthday and you saw it through. Now, how can I make it up to you?
Katerinna: Oh my. I already thought of something. =)
Hirumi: Oh, really? Haha. So, what do you want me to?


2 weeks later, hirumi was on diet because he just paid a freaking RM150 for a bed sheet set with a comforter from the infamous rip-off Aussino for Katerinna.

The Infamous Aussino

Poor him.

I'm glad he settled the problem though. And I'm sure Hirumi never forgets Katerinna's birthday ever again. He learned his lesson well.

P/s: Happy Belated Birthday Katerinna. Yeay.


"To hate is human, to forgive is divine"

Huggy Bear - Starsky and Hutch (2004)

Bobby: Hirumi, wake up, Ka-chan wants you to order pizza.
Hirumi: Huh? Cant you see i'm sleeping? Go order yourself.
Bobby: Hey, I dont really know what to order. Besides, its you who usually do this kind of stuff
Hirumi: Ask someone else.
Bobby: Everyone else told me to ask you.

Unwillingly, Hirumi woke up and he called for pizza.

Hirumi: Wake me up when the pizza arrives ok.
Bobby: Sure.

30 mins later

Bobby: Mi, wake up. Pizza is here.
Hirumi: Uh huh, save some for me. I'm gonna sleep awhile more.

30 mins later, Hirumi woke up and went to dine. To his surprise, there was no pizza left for him. Imagine his disappointment at that moment.

Um. Ok. I may have exaggerated a bit. Hirumi still managed to eat some of the leftovers, and it got him thinking,

Hirumi: (I'm gonna have my revenge, Bobby. Just wait and see.)

Guess what, one week later, hirumi called for pizza again. And this time, he ate the pizza happily together with everyone including bobby.


Because he forgives and that made him a better man.