Monday, December 28, 2009

Bila Mutiara itu menakutkan..

salam..
ingat lagi tak lagu 'Hujan' nyanyian arwah Sudirman? antara liriknya:
"Hujan yang turun bagaikan mutiara
Berkilau bersinar berkerdipan
Subur menghijau bumi terbentang
Dan bayu berpuput lembut"

Kalau hujan ni Malaysia, ramai yang menyambut dengan gembira... walau basah, tetap berpayung kesana-kemari... para petani seronok sbb tanaman disirami secara semulajadi... sebab itulah barangkali disamakan hujan dengan mutiara...
Baru-baru ni bumi Yanbu basah disirami hujan. Tengahari, 22 Disember yang lalu, rintik-rintik hujan mulai turun membasahi bumi Yanbu. Anak-anak Arab bersorak girang...menjerit-jerit, menari-nari di dalam hujan. Al-maklumlah, ketika musim sejuk (antara Nov - Jan) sahajalah bumi Saudi akan disirami mutiara bertuah ini.
Namun kegembiraan itu tidak lama... mutiara kecil yang pada mulanya hanya turun sebutir-sebutir, tidak lama kemudian menjadi semakin 'besar' dan 'banyak', diikuti pula dengan guruh dan petir... Subhanallah - dengan kuasa Allah, negara ini hujan dengan selebat-lebatnya!
Kegembiraan kini bertukar - wajah masing-masing berubah panik. Sorak-girang bertukar menjadi tangisan ketakutan... Masing-masing kelam-kabut ingin segera pulang ke rumah masing-masing..
Hujan lebat berterusan selama kira-kira hanya 1 jam... tapi lihatlah hasilnya...


Antara jalan di Yanbu yang dinaiki air
(courtesy dari Reena Zee di Facebook)






Balkoni rumah kami yang berada di Groundfloor juga turut ditenggelami air... Jenuh juga mr. hubby menimba keluar air nih.. kalau tak, takut masuk ke rumah, lagi susah sebab rumah kami berkarpet sepenuhnya...
Terima kasih banyak-banyak pada jiran-jiran setangga dan sebangunan yang membantu...








Ni pulak, dua-beradik ni pergi meninjau ke kawasan belakang rumah kami... air yang memenuhi parit/longkang di bawah jambatan tu, asalnya kawasan yang sangat kering-kontang.












Keesokkan pagi, jalan yang dipenuhi air sudah pun kering seperti sedia-kala, hanya tinggal kesan mendapan pasir sahaja...


Alhamdulillah, khabarnya di Yanbu ni wujud sistem peparitan bawah tanah... dalam masa tak sampai 24 jam, air semuanya surut, jalan kembali seperti sedia-kala....

Semoga kejadian ini menjadi ingatan kita semua... dalam rahmat yang tersurat, ada pesanan yang tersirat... Insya-allah, kita sentiasa beringat...

Saturday, December 19, 2009

5 Behaviors of Manipulative People

Just want to share with you... these information might be useful for us especially in working environment...

Being manipulated never feels good, but the worst part of manipulation is that often, we don’t even realize that it is happening. Here are a few ways to know if someone is trying to manipulate you:
  1. Buttering You Up: To get their way, manipulators will often make you feel good so that they can then ask you to do something that they want. The person may first compliment you or tell you what a wonderful job you did on something. Making you feel good will, in their mind, make it difficult for you to say no…after all, you wouldn’t want to disappoint them or give them reason to think you didn’t deserve the compliment in the first place. What you can do: Return the compliments and the niceties before saying no.
  2. Guilt: trips have been a successful manipulation tactic for centuries. The saddest part of this strategy is that the victims of this tactic succumb to the manipulators’ demands because they feel they HAVE to, not because they WANT to. In personal relationships, this sets up a co-dependency that is extremely unhealthy. What you can do: Ask the individual if they want you to do something because you have to or because you want to. If they say they want you to want to do it, tell them that you don’t and that they are trying to force you into something you don’t feel comfortable with.
  3. Broken Record: Probably the most obvious of formats is the broken record tactic. If a person asks you enough or pushes their agenda enough…constantly repeating the question or request over and over again…in slightly different ways, the victim will inevitably give in and give them what they want. Oye! What you can do: Ask the individual what they don’t understand about the word “no.” Tell them that asking you over and over again isn’t going to change anything and that they are inappropriately over-stepping boundaries.
  4. Selective Memory: This one gets me the most. You swear you have a conversation about a plan and everyone is on the same page, and then one day, the manipulator pretends to remember the conversation completely differently, if at all. What you can do: Record your conversations…seriously! Okay, maybe not. At least have a witness that you can count on to back you up if the person pulls this shenanigan. Call them out on the fact that they conveniently change the game to fit their needs.
  5. Bullying: If a person doesn’t get their way, they make you out to look or feel like the bad guy…like you are the wrong one. What you can do: Be firm and tell them that their bullying tactics are inappropriate and unacceptable.


by Brett Blumenthal - Sheer Balance, on Wed Dec 2, 2009 9:40am PST

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Kenapa Kebanyakan Blog Yanbu Sepi?

Dalam setahun-dua yang lepas, begitu meriah sekali bumi Yanbu dengan cerita-cerita dari pemilik-pemilik blog yang bekerja di Yanbu. Namun sejak akhir-akhir ini, nampak begitu sepi sekali blog-blog ini. Update sangat jarang-jarang sekali sekarang ini.. Kemanakah mereka, tidak bekerja di Yanbu lagikah mereka..?
Jangan risau, jangan musykil, semuanya masih ada di bumi Yanbu ni Insya-Allah... TETAPI cinta kebanyakan mereka telah beralih arah.. ramai yang dah 'ter'melekat dengan Facebook dan application-application yang disediakan... Contohnya, macam saya jugak ler... 'ter'rajin pulak melayan ikan-ikan nih... salah satu sebab, ikan-ikan dia berwarna-warni, cantikkkk... cuba tengok ni...

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Alisya goes to school

Finally, my second daughter has joined Little Angel Kindergarten at her age of 4 years and 4 months.
It was not an easy task to persuade her to school. At first she was relunctant to go to school.. On the day I brought her to meet up with the principle, she was crying, even though my plan was only to ask about the school fees and schooling stuff. In the afternoon, brought her back to school to give her a 'feel' of the school session. However, she was crying so loud, that the principle asked me to take her back home and come back to school the the next day. She also advised me to leave Alisya at the gate only no matter if she does cry. That way will be easier for the teachers to handle her later.
The very next morning, when husband and I sent her to school, alhamdulillah she was smiling. Not a single tear and not a single doubt in her face when she entered the school. So, we left her there. Insya-allah she'll be in good hand with her teachers.
And now, I need not to worry anymore... Alisya is excited to go to school everday. She's also excited to complete her homework even though it will takes time, because she will always ask for break... At least now she feel occupied...

May you be a smart girl, Alisya..
You go girl!!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Info Kesihatan : Petua Melayu

Salam...
hari ini ada satu petua melayu yang ingin dikongsikan bersama... iaitu petua tradisional untuk mengurangkan batuk (and eventually baik terus?).
Ni semua gara-gara batukku yang berpanjangan sejak seminggu yang lalu... dalam keadaan yang berbadan dua (wahh.. terasa klasik pula menggunakan terma ni) nih, ubat batuk yang dibekalkan oleh doktor tak terasa kesannya... mungkin dos yang rendah diberikan.. apalagi, apabila dah berhari-hari batuk, satu badan depan-belakang naik sengal-sengal (ibu-ibu mengandung pasti bersetuju.. kan... kan.. kan)
Oleh itu, mari kita mencuba kaedah tradisional pula... terima kasih kepada penyumbang petua ini iaitu tuan tanah Kembara KSA - Puan Siti Haryani dan disokong pula oleh Puan Siti Mastura.. kuasa Siti bergabung.... hehe..

Petuanya: Makan sesudu madu bersama sedikit perahan lemon. Pastikan sudu plastik yang digunakan supaya khasiat madu tidak hilang (jika menggunakan sudu stainless steel).


Insya-allah, petua ni berkesan... saya sendiri telah mencuba.. selepas 2 kali, alhamdulillah batuk semakin berkurangan.. cubalah...

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Info Kesihatan : Placenta abruptio

Salam semua....
hari ini mari kita belajar satu terma perubatan berkaitan O & G - Placenta Abruptio

Definition:
separation of the placenta (the organ that nourishes the fetus) from the site of uterine implantation before delivery of the fetus. Typically, the placenta detaches after your baby is delivered. Sometimes though, the placenta begins to peel away from the uterus early. This can threaten your baby’s oxygen and food supply as well as your own health.

(Placenta is a very important part of pregnancy. Placenta is actually an organ, which helps to deliver nutrients, blood, and oxygen to baby. Typically, the placenta functions normally until birth, helping baby grow strong and healthy.)


Symtoms:
Patients with abruptio placentae typically present with vaginal bleeding, uterine contractions, fetal distress, back pain
and abdominal pain.

Diagnosis:
Typically, an ultrasound is performed in order to view the placenta and to determine if there is any blood in the uterus

  • Grade 1 - small amount of vaginal bleeding and some uterine contractions, no signs of fetal distress or low blood pressure in the mother.
  • Grade 2 - mild to moderate amount of bleeding, uterine contractions, the fetal heart rate may shows signs of distress.
  • Grade 3 - moderate to severe bleeding or concealed (hidden) bleeding, uterine contractions that do not relax (called tetany), abdominal pain, low blood pressure, fetal death.

Risk factors include:
  • Advanced maternal age (over 35 years old)
  • Cigarette smoking
  • Cocaine use
  • Diebetes
  • Drinking more than 14 alcoholic drinks per week during pregnancy
  • High Blood Pressure during pregnancy
  • History of placenta abruptio
  • Increased uterine distention (as may occur with multiple pregnancies or abnormally large volume of amniotic fluid)
  • Large number of prior deliveries
Treatment:

If a partial abruption has taken place, bedrest may be the best answer until the pregnancy reaches a mature 37 weeks. Bedrest will significantly slow down your activity, which may help prevent the placenta from tearing away more. Your doctor will also want to carefully monitor the baby's progress by listening to the fetal heart tones. He may send you home with a machine that does this.

If a complete placental abruption has taken place, your doctor will recommend delivery. Treatment may fluids through a vein (IV) and blood transfusions. The mother will be carefully monitored for symptoms of shock and the unborn baby will be watched for signs of distress, which includes an abnormal heart rate. An emergency cesarean section may be necessary. If the fetus is very immature and there is only a small placenta rupture, the mother may be kept in the hospital for close observation and released after several days if the condition does not get worse. If the fetus is developed (matured) enough, vaginal delivery may be chosen if there is minimal distress to the mother and child. Otherwise, a c-section may be the preferred choice.

Resources:
http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/252810-overview
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000901.htm
http://www.childrenscentralcal.org/HealthE/P02461/P02482/Pages/P02437.aspx
http://www.ehow.com/how_2301655_treat-placental-abruption.html


Nota Tambahan:
di Saudi ni kalau cari O & G takkan jumpa... sebab sini menggunakan term OB/Gyn