Saturday, April 28, 2012

ACS Speech and Prize Giving Day 2012

1.50 pm on Thursday, April 26th, 2012.  The ACS Prefects waiting eagerly to receive the guests.

Dr. Leong Oon Keong (Vice President Ipoh ACS Alumni Association), Datuk Lean Meng Seong (President Ipoh ACS Alumni Association and Guest of Honour), Mdm. Soot Mooy Ching (Principal), Dr. Lai Thian Seong (Chairman Board of Governors). 

Speech by Dato Dr. Balaravi Pillai, Chairman of the Parents Teachers Association (PIBG)

Senior Officials of SMK Methodist (ACS) Ipoh.

The original School Badge in the Auditorium

PMR 2011
2 students 8A
38 students 7A

SPM 2011
2 students 10A+
18 students A+, A, A-

STPM 2011
4 students 4A
10 students A, A-

Specially dedicated to ACS Ipoh,

ACS Ipoh, as an established educational institution for over a hundred years, has produced many outstanding and excellent individuals.

The knowledge and wisdom acquired by students of ACS have not only broadened her horizons, but also opened new prospects for their future success.

The Principal, together with her staff of very dedicated teachers, is also to be praised for moulding their young charges into fine young men and ladies of good character and moral standing.

ACS Ipoh truly deserves the highest accolades showered upon her by people from all over the world!

From:  Teachers and students of POL (Chinese) class.

Alladin the Musical

Mdm. Chan NY, a dedicated teacher from my batch.  

And all the wonderful food from the students and teachers of ACS. 
Well Done.  Bravo!!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Happy time in Singapore with good frens (Kek Yoong, Guna and Foong Fatt) whom we last met probably in 1975....well, at least one of them - Guna who is the Head of Johore Bar Council.

First, we went to Thai restaurant/bistro and had some was good but then kinda noisy for chat. We then moved to the Long Beach seafood. 

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Still in the Race

56 years on and still running.  Awoken up today at 3.30 am with an emergency call from ISH.  Someone transferred from HRPB Ipoh with high fever and acute exacerbation of bronchial asthma.  Settled her and returned home only to find out that my younger son has fever.  Then sent my other son to school and started ward rounds at 7.15 am.  Clinic work began at 9.00 am and my first pleasant surprise was this cake from a dear friend.

A lovely chocolate and cheese cake.  So it is only natural to share it with the others who also see and smell it.  And here I have my co-workers Yee Leng, Mee Yoke, May Ling and Tina.  We only found 1 candle in the clinic and I don't mind being ONE again!!

Shortly after we have sung "Happy Birthday" a call from PCSH.  A referral to see someone with an SpO2 of 68% and pleural effusion.  With a pigtail catheter in her chest and oxygen via high flow mask her breathlessness improved.  On reviewing her chest x-ray things did not look so good.

Had a luxurious short 20 minutes nap at home after lunch then back to clinic.  Finished the day with yet another referral from Hospital Fatimah.  This time someone with a mass lesion on CT thorax.

Well, dinner was really special - a gift from my wife.  Should have taken a photo to show you her skills in preparing the starter, baked salmon and dessert.  My sons played "Happy Birthday" and other lovely songs on the piano.

Today reminds me that there are still alot of things to be done before the race nears completion.  By the grace of God I don't think I am slowing down any time soon. If I am any wiser today I wish I can impart all that I have learnt and experienced to the next generation.  So here comes the planning and follow through.

I thank you all my good friends for all the well wishes.  You have been really wonderful to me and my family.  Thank you.  May God bless you all.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Public Forum on Obstructive Sleep Apnea

People who snore may have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).

The key symptoms of OSA are:
• Excessive daytime sleepiness.
• Loud or disruptive snoring.
• Gasping or choking during sleep.

Other common symptoms include:
• Grogginess and morning headaches.
• Frequent urination at night.
• Depression and irritability.

Untreated OSA is associated with an increased risk of:
• High blood pressure.
• Heart disease and heart attack.
• Stroke.
• Fatigue-related motor vehicle and work accidents.
• Decreased quality of life.

To find out more please attend this public forum.  I shall be speaking.  Thank you.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Prof Glen Arnold Investment Seminar

This Value Growth Investment Seminar was held today at the Ritz Garden Hotel in Ipoh.  Solid investment strategies explained from 9.20 am till 4.30 pm.  A mixed crowd of young and middle aged. Prof. Glen was in KL yesterday.  Mr. Koon Yew Yin invited him to Ipoh.  I am not sure I can make the right decisions on investments after this intensive seminar.  Better stick to medical practice!!

1st EXCO Meeting of Ipoh ACS Alumni Association 2012

We are all meeting in the Secretariat located at No. 3A, Jalan Yang Kasom, Ipoh.  A marathon meeting indeed lasting 5 hours after a photo shoot at Kok Kin.  Our President Dato Lean Meng Seong, Mr. Chew Beng Hian, Mr. Ng Sake Hoe and Mr. Gong Wee Ning reside in Kuala Lumpur.  They have great enthusiasm serving the Association and deep passion for the Alma Mater - Anglo Chinese School Ipoh.