Monthly Archives: March 2010

Shed Some DOA:: Din BerambOi

KUALA LUMPUR, March 30 (Bernama) — Popular radio DJ and television personality Mior Ahmad Fuad, better known as Din Beramboi, is in critical condition at Selayang Hospital, suffering from what is believed to be an infection caused by rat urine, a hospital spokesman said today.

Din Beramboi, 43, was admitted to the hospital at 3.25pm yesterday.

“Doctors confirmed that he is now in critical condition and in intensive care,” the spokesman said.

He said the cause of the infection was being investigated. A disease transmitted by the urine of an infected animal is Leptospirosis.

Din Beramboi is also popular as a cartoonist and actor. He was on the jury of a recently concluded reality show “Raja Lawak” aired on Astro Ria.

— From Bernama.

May Allah Be With Him. Amin!

LEPTOSPIROSIS is also known as Weil’s Disease. It is a bacterial zoonotic disease caused by spirochaetes of the genus Leptospira that affects humans and a wide range of animals, including mammals, birds, amphibians and reptiles. Though being recognised among the world’s most common zoonoses, leptospirosis is a relatively rare bacterial infection in humans. The infection is commonly transmitted to humans by allowing water that has been contaminated by animal urine to come in contact with unhealed breaks in the skin, eyes, or with the mucous membranes. Outside of tropical areas, leptospirosis cases have a relatively distinct seasonality with most of them occurring Aug-Sept & Feb-March.

Leptospirosis is transmitted by the urine of an infected animal and is contagious as long as it is still moist. Although rats, mice and voles are important primary hosts, a wide range of other mammals including dogs, deer, rabbits, hedgehogs, cows, sheep, raccoons, possums, skunks, and certain marine mammals are able to carry and transmit the disease as secondary hosts. Dogs may lick the urine of an infected animal off the grass or soil, or drink from an infected puddle. There have been reports of “house dogs” contracting leptospirosis apparently from licking the urine of infected mice that entered the house. The type of habitats most likely to carry infective bacteria are muddy riverbanks, ditches, gullies, and muddy livestock rearing areas where there is regular passage of either wild or farm mammals. There is a direct correlation between the amount of rainfall and the incidence of leptospirosis, making it seasonal in temperate climates and year-round in tropical climates.

Leptospirosis is also transmitted by the semen of infected animals. Humans become infected through contact with water, food, or soil containing urine from these infected animals. This may happen by swallowing contaminated food or water, or through skin contact. The disease is not known to be spread from person to person and cases of bacterial dissemination in convalescence are extremely rare in humans. Leptospirosis is common among water-sport enthusiasts in specific areas as prolonged immersion in water is known to promote the entry of the bacteria. Surfers are at especially high risk in areas that have been shown to contain the bacteria, and can contract the disease by swallowing contaminated water, splashing contaminated water into their eyes or nose, or exposing open wounds to infected water.


  • Begins with flu-like symptoms — fever, chills, myalgias, intense headache
  • Meningitis, liver damage which can cause jaundice, renal failure, high fever, vomitting, diarrhea and rash — appear after 4-14 day incubation period
  • Edema, disseminated intravascular coagulation(DIC), myocarditis, pericarditis also possible sequelae.
  • Failure to eat, reduced urine output, unusually dark or brown urine and LETHARGY


  • Meningitis
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Hearing loss
  • Respiratory distress
  • Azotemia
  • Renal interstitial tubular necrosis
  • Cardiovascular problems

Prevention & Treatment:

Doxycycline may be used to prevent infection. Leptospirosis is a relatively complicated process comprising two main components: — suppressing the causative agent and fighting possible complications.

Aetiotropic drugs are antibiotics such as cefotaxime, doxycycline, penicillin, ampicillin and amoxicillin. There are no human vaccines; animal vaccines are only for a few strains, and are only effective for a few months.

Imagine I always grab my quick lunch/dinner at the mamak backlane & these rodents are distinguishly running around without caring much of human existence!


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2010 Raya Prep =s

I went back to Kota Bharu last weekend and wasn’t really planning to shop. But you know how women are…we ended spending 2 hours in a textile shop. You would have probably guess! YES! I bought 3 designs for my raya this year with discounted price. A GREAT BARGAIN INDEED!!

Rather than wait to do everything at the very last minute, I took my mom’s advice and went to the tailor. [Refer to image below] The first two will be made into modern kurung{the left: beaded kris neck & the right: embroidered kris neck} and back-pleated sarong. On your left: will be just the normal plain kurung, the middle and on your right: also normal kurung but lightly beaded. Can’t wait for the results! Yippee yippee happy!!

Now I can save my monies for angpow. **SIGH!**

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Nifty Fifty! ^.^

Congratulations!! A poem by Thomas Wyatt for you, Mama!

Forget not yet the tried intent
Of such a truth as I have meant
My great travail so gladly spent
Forget not yet.

Forget not yet when first began
The weary life ye knew, since whan
The suit, the service, none tell can,
Forget not yet.

Forget not yet the great assays,
The cruel wrongs, the scornful ways,
The painful patience in denays
Forget not yet.

Forget not yet, forget not this,
How long ago hath been, and is,
The mind that never means amiss;
Forget not yet.

Forget not yet thine own approved,
The which so long hath thee so loved,
Whose steadfast faith yet never moved,
Forget not this.

Nothing can tarnish your lasting love;
At 50 years, you’re gold.
Your affection shines as you go through the years,
With each other to love and to hold!

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Wedding Bands *-*

“With this ring I thee wed, with my body I thee worship, and with all my worldly goods I thee endow.”

Vows taken to love each other eternally forever and ever. You see you don’t have to scratch your not-so-itchy head thinking which ring fits the most.

What she says: “Any ring will be fine as long as I have you.”

What she’s thinking: “No diamond?!! Cheapskate son of a bitch!! I’ll make his life a living hell! I’ll put poison in his food! I’ll cut his brake lines! etc…”


I would love to have that one particular ring [0.95 Carat Diamond Flora Ring in 14K White Gold] as my wedding ring. SIGH!

Four images on your right [vertical]: 0.39 Carat Diamond Wedding Band in 14K White Gold, 14K White Gold 7.6mm Braided Wedding Band Ring, Engraved Paisley Wedding Band in 14K White Gold & 1/4 Carat Diamond Paisley Wedding Band.

Four images below from left [horizontal]: Carved Floral Wedding Band in 14K White Gold, Paisley Filigree Wedding Band, 14K White Gold, Carved Paisley Wedding Band in 14K White Gold & Braided Wedding Band – 14K White Gold.

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Engagement rings d;)

An engagement ring to me must have diamond(s) nicely placed on it. Maybe you may think am demanding…but hey! am girl.

In Western tradition, an engagement ring is a ring worn by a woman indicating her engagement to be married. Conventionally, the ring is presented as a betrothal gift by a man to his prospective spouse while he proposes marriage or directly after she accepts his marriage proposal. It represents a formal agreement to future marriage.

In some countries, such as the United States and the United Kingdom, it is worn on the left hand ring finger, while in other countries, such as Poland andUkraine, it is customary for the ring to be worn on the right hand. Similar traditions purportedly date to classical times, dating back from an early usage reportedly referring to the fourth finger of the left hand as containing the vena amoris or “vein of love”.

In the United States and Canada today it is becoming more common, but still rare, that a woman will also buy her partner an engagement ring at the time of the engagement. These may be called male engagement rings or man-gagement rings, which is a portmanteau of “man” and “engagement ring”.

Before agreeing to marry, a couple may choose to buy and wear pre-engagement rings, also called promise rings. After marrying, the couple may wear both engagement rings and wedding rings, or just their wedding rings, as they prefer.

I would love these as my engagement ring. Any suitors out there wanna hand me one of these? LOL.

From top left: 3/4 Carat 3 Stone Princess Cut “Floret” Diamond Ring, Celtic 0.25 Carat 14K White Gold Ring, Paisley 1/2 Carat 14K White Gold Diamond Ring & 0.19 Carat Diamond Band in 14K White Gold.

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Sunday Outing!

[continuous from Saturday Night Fever]

Had endless chit-chatting with sisters until think it was about 03:15AM when my dad knocked on the door on his way to see a patient. Then and then only we realised how late it was.

Slept off quite easily I can say as I didn’t remember doing anything else after that lengthy pillow talk. Woke up around 12:00PM by a nice aroma of sup tulang.

NOoOo!! I know am a late riser but I don’t possess that eat-without-showering or eat-without-brushing-teeth habit. LOL. After the goodbyes I made my way back to KL and reached at about 17:00PM.

My oh my!!! It was pouring…raining like cats and dogs. Got myself ready and since it was raining, I took our Malaysia most convenient mean of transportation- LRT.

Luckily managed to get there in time to collect 3 tickets to watch Niyang Rapik- a thriller movie directed by Ahmad Idham. Not a bad movie at all. Not really the best but he should get applauded for his attempt.

I was there with my bestie and her crazy-funny hubby. Our next agenda on the list was to watch Manchester United vs. Liverpool match at any nearest –>>where else?! MAMAK stall. The rain hasn’t stop and I know mookie was also watching the same match with his hommies. We then look for a spot to chillaxing while her hubby concentrate on the match.

Well, what can I say! Sigh…Malaysians are just some lunatic-die-hardcore fan of MANU. Every mamak or should I say, every eateries outlet that has a flat screen tv or a projector thinga-ma-jiggy in every nook and cranny of KL was packed with people in red shirts!!

We were in Hartamas and we were about to give up–started walking towards KFC for take away. **blink blink blink** Modesto was showing the same match with only 2 tables occupied.

You probably would have guess…YEP! That was where we were chillaxing, gossiping, laughing and jesting until …basically midnight. OoOpsie…forgot! The score 2-1 [of course ManU 2- Liv 1 ]!

Just in case you dearies are wondering that half moon thingy, it’s called Calzone Ripieno and the second plate with baby clams-if am not mistaken was Spaghetti Allae Vongole. BbuUuRPp!! Back home, waited for nearly 30 minutes for mookie and here I am. What a fully occupied day for me. Definitely worth while with these two kept making me laugh.


Let’s call it a night now…till then dearies!

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Saturday Day & Night!

Wow! My weekend was so hectic that I barely sat down and relax. Saturday I accidentally woke up late and postponed my training an hour later. I was supposed to meet Shehzaad in KLCC and go back to my parent’s place to pass my sister’s birthday gift. But a friend text and just a blink of an eye, my plan changed. Well…somehow this so called friend successfully made me pissed. After re-arranging my plan, she text again saying “OH! Another friend text me and …” Needless to say, she went out with another friend instead!

Tell me who wouldn’t be mad?! Anyways, I still went to my training, had late lunch with trainer, didn’t get to see Shehzad, bought my sister and a friend their birthday presents AND head back to Seremban.


Nothing unusual back at my parent’s place, however I was glad my sister likes her present…PHEW!

Betcha must be wondering what was it…nothing fancy though! Just some nice holes punched white wedges from VINCCI. And bloody expensive too! Cost me MYR89/=

AND not forgetting, one of my bestie’s birthday too! Got her a simple black wristlet from Accesorize. Let’s hope she likes it…

Sigh..Sunday activity is coming up!

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