Dr. Ngau Yen Yew (Consultant In Internal Medicine)

I’ve worked alongside Dr. Ngau for a good one year or so. He was my superior and I only have one sentence to describe him.

He IS a good man.

Very passionate. Very responsible. He was a good a teacher and a good mentor too. Now, this is one doctor that no matter how much money you have in your Swiss bank accounts, you can’t pay to see him because he’s in the public hospital. Which means, he’s accessible to everyone and if you are treated by him, be assured that you are in good hands. Everyone’s been telling me that there’s no longer good doctors in the public hospitals. I can tell you that you are definitely wrong. You just have to find out who’s good.

He is currently based in Kuala Lumpur General Hospital (GHKL), and trust me, it won’t be easy to meet up with him. The only way to see him, if you do require his advice on certain illness, is that you do need a letter from a doctor from the government side, or at least a letter addressed to him personally. Then, get an appointment date from the Physician’s Clinic (PC) in GHKL. If you’re thinking of seeing him for flu and cough, then please, see others. You would be wasting your own time as well as his.

He is good at managing chronic illnesses such as diabetes melitus, hypertension and hyperlipidaemias but any good doctors should be able to manage those too. Seek him out if you have some form rare disorder, some disease that is not of your everyday kind of sickness, then you would be able to see the true value in him.

I’ve written a short passage about him HERE too.

The list of other good doctors HERE.

Marina Bay Shoppes, Singapore.

Made a short trip to Singapore. Had been hearing about this grand shopping mall which had opened not too long ago. One word. Impressive.

Simply in love with the architectural designs.

And the mall is extremely large too.

Then again, it’s not exactly the place I want to shop for my stuff. Way too pricey for an average joe like me.

Spending Autumn in Japan – Akihabara (Part 6)

Had been longing to go to this part of Tokyo since eons ago and finally we’re here in Akihabara! Dubbed as the electric town, it’s famous among otakus because everything and anything that’s related to being an otaku was available here. Just to clear things up, I’m not entirely otaku-ish, say.. maybe about 35%?

This photo was taken at the entrance right after we exit the Akihabara train station. I was really pumped, just like a little boy who’s let loose in a toy shop.

Do note that these are cafes. Yes, cafes. You’ll have to line up to have a meal. If you’re a big fan of AKB48, a popular Japanese pop group in Japan, feel free to join in. It’s not like you’ll be able to meet them in person, it was more of a fan service cafe than anything else. When we first saw the crowd, we thought there was a party going on.

You may opt to have a meal with your favorite Gundam figurines too.

We decided to move on to explore the other parts of the town. The Club Sega, an arcade center, was exactly the same as how I saw it in a video game called Yakuza 3. Seeing it in real life was unbelievable.

We could spend a whole day here if we wanted to. There were so many stuff to see. There were quite a number of maid cafes around too. If you were keen to go to one, just approach one of these ladies above and they would guide you to their respective cafes.

From figurines, anime box sets, key chains, dolls and collectibles, you name it, they have it. However, I’ve been told by my cousin-in-law that the stuff sold here slightly on the expensive side. Again ,mainly due to the large influx of tourists here too.

Hatsune Miku posters were everywhere too! Amazing how crazy Japanese can be, in a good way, when it comes to these sort of things.

The Workstation. A Self Reflection.

I’m always interested to see snapshots of a person’s workstation, especially in tech forums because it somewhat reflects the personality that a person has. I’m sure everyone knows how to differentiate between a tidy and messy one. It’s pretty obvious. However, if one look closely at the details, it gives you an in-depth of  the character that individual has. It’s the same as photography, where the photo itself paints a 1000 words.

This is my current setup. I prefer things to be as simple as possible. I can’t stand wires hanging and dangling all around unnecessarily. I like doing my work in a warm ambiance too. It feels very soothing. Nothing too heavy on the head.

How about you? Do you have a specific idea of how you want your desktop to be? Or do you like to look at others, to get an idea of how that person’s character is?