Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Bali - Paddy Terrace

Paddy Terrace. 

When you heard it for the first time, what do you think? I mean what do you imagine?

It's an amazing job isn't it? I asked the tourist guide (supir) why they planted paddy in this way? He told me that it was because of the land. They have limited land to plant paddy so they plant it this way.

I didn't spend much time there as nothing much to see rather than the terrace itself and this place had many souvenir shops as some other places I visited before. 

I just went out of the car and snapped some pictures to share with you.  

After snapped some pictures, I got back into the car and we drove to other place. Where did I go then? Stay tune :)

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Bali - Kintamani Volcano and Batur Lake

After I had fun at the coffee and spice farm and enjoying my world's most expensive coffee, I went to Kintamani Volcano and Batur Lake. Yes, it's a must place to visit. 

When I reached there, it was cold. Brrr... but I was amazed by the great view. Amazing!

Then, the coldness was vanished as soon as I saw the food! The food was alright nothing much to boast about but I ate a lot because I was so hungry. Eating your meal with breezing air, cooling and great view. What is better than that? :)

Happy face after meal with a great view! You should buy your ticket to Bali now!

Friday, February 15, 2013

Bali - World's best coffee is Kopi Luwak

After I went to see how they make silver, it's time for some refreshment at Alam Bali Agriculture coffee farm. Coffee!!!
I guess you have heard about Kopi Luwak (civet coffee)? Yes, it's the most expensive coffee in the world! Since I got the opportunity to try it, I grabbed the chance!
Cocoa! Yummy.

Coffee!!! Love the aroma.

What is better than this? Drink world's best coffee with great green view!
The Kopi Luwak or civet coffee was the best among other coffee that I tasted there. The aroma and taste are hard for me to describe. I surely come here again for the best coffee in the world :)
They played ear soothing song which you can hear almost everywhere in Bali which could make you feel very relax while enjoying your coffee. Plus the green view around the place. I really love this place so much.
The lovely guide who explained to me about the coffee and spices. Thank you!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Bali - The silver making

On the first day, my first place that I went in Bali was this gold and silver works centre. There were many unique jewelry at the shop but I was interested more on how they make it.

Lucky for me because they allowed me to watch how they make it at the back of the shop.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Thank you

Yes, I didn't say thank you to YOU in last post. The reason was because I wanted to say it out in a proper way.


My family
Thank you for visiting me, call and SMS me all the time to be sure I was ok in the hospital. Bought me 100 plus, cooked for me spinach and not to forget Aura Water. Thank you so much! Not just when I was in the hospital, but until now because I'm not 100% ok yet and still recovering from the dengue fever. Dizziness is my best friend at the moment.

Keith Lee
For accompany me almost all the time. Bought me buns, 100 plus, guava juice, took me to the clinic, took me to the hospital, helped with the registration and even slept on the couch. Thank you so much! I know it's not enough just to say thank you by words. I owe you a lot!

Makchak & Kaksu
The fruit was lovely and thank you for visiting and standing for so long! I will remember this... yes I will! :)

Thank you for buying me the fresh guava juice, helped me with the book voucher, helped me to pass the hospital letters to the lecturers because I couldn't sit for the exam, bought and cooked for me the clam (mentarang) for me and even bought me the cake for my birthday! Arigato gozaimas! I owe you! I mean it. Not to forget visiting me for twice.

For visiting me 3 times. Bought me 100 plus, apples and guava juice. Kept me posted about things that happen in the office when I was away for exams and in the hospital. Thank you so much Linda. I really appreciate with what you've done.

Thank you for spent the time visiting me from Shah Alam until the nurse asked me to sleep! Haha. Thank you so much my friend!

For visiting me and kept me posted about the exams and notes when I was in the ward. Thank you for helping me brought my bag when I was half and hour only in the class and couldn't stand anymore and needed to see the doctor. Thank you for giving me advise on how to increase the blood count. Thank you Kus!

For the cute 3 slices of cakes and the snickers. Thank you for visiting me twice. Thank you for helping me with the updates and the presentation news. Thank you so much!

Thank you for the cute Doraemon cake! Your joke and laugh really kill the boredom and at least made me forgot about the dengue fever for a while. How is your physiotherapy? 

Thank you for the 100 plus and twice visiting. It has been a while since I played badminton with you last and I can't wait to play again. I want to recover quick so that I can play badminton like before.

Zaidi and Amri
Thank you for visiting me as soon as you knew about it. I was shock for the quick response from you. Your laugh and jokes helped me even though not as remedy. Thank you for the advise on dengue fever too.

Hasrul (Emo)
For taking your own time for lunch to visit me. If you did not! I will be very upset! Haha :)

Thank you for visiting me even though you were not in good condition. I hope everything is ok with you now! Thank you.

Thank you for coming and it was ok because you knew pretty late about it. The thought count :)

Diana, Kim and Jijah
I was shocked that you came after the exam. I was about to sleep but was happy to see visitors! I was so bored. Seriously!

Rosli and Encik Bad
Thank you for visiting me after your lunch! :) I was happy to see you both. We will meet again for the travel and badminton ok?

Nazirah, Ridzualhisham and Siti Arwinsyah
For visiting me after the exam and had great conversation with me. Really appreciate!

Not to forget... those who ask about my dengue fever in Facebook and Twitter. Thank you! Xie xie! Danke!

I will remember... you.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Dengue Fever

The worst fever I've ever experienced.

I always tell my family and friends that I'm afraid of dengue fever. I wish I won't have to experience it even once in my whole life. I've heard and read about the treatment for dengue fever and I just don't want to go through it. Not at all.

I had intensive course at Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) for 3 weeks roughly from January 21 until February 7. Full with classes and examinations. Struggling and for sure it was stressful. I went for the classes and yes sat for 3 exams. 6 papers altogether but I just managed to finished 3.

On Thursday (January 31), after a class in the morning. I went to Kapitan for lunch and I ate 2 pieces of garlic naan with Mutton Josh Rogan (I'm not sure about the spelling). Then, I went home and felt so warm. Guess it was because of the mutton (but the doctor said that mutton is a good meat). I slept. Rested before the next class, so that I could wake up fresh and ready to absorb more.

When I woke up, I couldn't walk straight. I felt so dizzy and my body was so warm. Way too warm for a normal human being temperature. I rested on the sofa for few minutes before I walked to the shower room to get ready for the class. I grabbed my sweater and put it in my bag. Just in case. I thought.

When I reached USM, I started to feel cold. Stayed in the class for about half an hour was really difficult. I kept shivering and my friend who was beside me Kus, asked me to see the doctor right away. I didn't insist to stay. 

I went to my company panel clinic which was located near USM for a check up. I couldn't stand the aircond in the clinic and waited for my turn outside. Too bad, so many patients were waited for their turn too. 

Then, it was my turn. After almost an hour waited.

The doctor told me that I got fever. Yes, that's all. Gave me antibiotics, paracetamols and cough fever. Grabbed it and went home.

I started to feel so dizzy. I took the medicines and slept, with hope that I'll be ok the next day.

Wrong guess.

It got worse from yesterday. I couldn't even walk. Bed ridden. Yes, the correct word to be used. What I did were only eat a little bit and swallow those pills and cough syrup. Then continue to sleep. I repeated the same action until Saturday (February 2) and I woke up in the morning ate 2 slices of bread then took my medicines. I felt like I need to go to toilet but then, when I stood from the chair, I just couldn't stand still and I just let my body collapsed on bed. I called Keith to take me to Klinik Bersatu. I wanted an injection as he told me before he got fever and after an injection he was ok. We went there and met Dr Wei. One of the best doctors I'd say. I told him about the symptoms and he asked me to stand and put my feet close together. Hand at the side close to body. Closed my eyes. Bad... I was almost fell. He put me on the chair again and told me that I might get dengue fever!

I was speechless. The worse fever I got, and it's one of the dengue fever symptoms.

I gave sign to Keith so that he would ask the doctor to just give me an injection so that my fever could just go away and I could get ready for my exam on Monday. The doctor didn't want to. By doing so, he might make my platelet drop lower and cause bleeding. He wrote a letter for me to be referred to the hospital. I chose Pantai Hospital because it was the nearest.

I went to the hospital and when the doctor attended me, as I expected, they suspected dengue fever. Drip and took my blood for a test. After an hour or so, the nurse told me in the ward I was infected by dengue positive. Nothing in my mind but...


On Monday morning I started to email, text and call lecturers to inform them about I couldn't sit for the exams and do the presentation. I was pretty sad because I knew it will cost me some extra work to sit for the exam alone, writing letter and show some prove about it and do presentation alone. Some friends might think it's a good way, but putting yourself in my shoes would be not as what you think.

My platelet on the first day was 144. 129 on second day. 133 on third day. 99 on the fourth day. Scary isn't it? When it reached 99, the nurse and the doctor started to advise me not to do anything that could cause bleeding as it will be difficult to stop. By the way, now a new policy that the needle for putting the medicines or water should be replaced every 3 days. Duh! Painful.

That night, I started to drink guava juice and eat sea-shell. A lot.

The next morning the took my blood sample again as usual. I prayed that the platelet will be increase. In the afternoon, the nurse told me that it has increased to... 100. Ok, I should be thankful of course. But seriously, I was frustrated with the hard work to eat as much sea-shell I could and the guava juice; 99 to 100 was way too little. Sigh.

Mom and sister kept trying harder. Cooked for me spinach. I ate that too...

But the next day, doctor told me that I can be discharged. My platelet was 110. The normal measurement should be between 150 to 450. I didn't feel good about being discharged with low platelet but I guess the doctor knows better.

Since I was discharged until now, I still feel dizzy. I'm not sure whether it is because of my low blood pressure or low platelet count. I'm not sure.

I still try to eat food that will increase my blood count as much as possible. I need to recover quick. I want my life back to normal.



Sunday, February 10, 2013


It was yesterday.

Happy birthday to me.

Part of it, I just felt it was just another day passed by.

Part of it, I felt it was special.

I won't say it was a year older but wiser.

Thank you for those who wish. You made me smile.

I'm still in recovering mode. Dizziness keeps attacking me. Guess it is the symptom after dengue fever.

Not to forget, Happy Chinese New Year everyone! 

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