Prompt of the Day: Risky

In this chaotic world, I guess it is counted as a blessing when we are still able to wake up from sleep, breathe in fresh air and move from the bed. It is also a blessing to return home safely to be with family.

As the world becomes more risky to live, it is really counting our lucky stars to be able to live, enjoy our lives.

You never know when one gets knock down by a car even if the person has abide by the traffic rules as a pedestrian but the car is driven by a careless driver….

You never know when a person gets choke on food while eating….

You never know when one gets stalked by a stranger, living in fear and might risk losing their lives…

There are many many….”you never know”….

Today, I saw one of the patients who was in her late 40s and came in because of out of hospital VF during a conference. Before that, she was having seizure like symptoms (which is typically one sign exhibited by someone who have VF. She was shocked twice but along the way to hospital, developed PEA.

To cut the story short, even though she has been “saved”, she laid there, blinking her eyes but could not talk, could not hold her bladder or express any emotions. Drs were discussing home care for the patient since her current status requires a full time care-giver.

See….you never know….it’s that risky.

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Daily Prompt: Overcome

Everything about me is fine except for a few shortcomings that I need to overcome. I bet, my husband agrees to this very point.

  • procrastinate my work tasks
  • always keep quiet till the last minute when things don’t go well as planned
  • not a very good listener at times

The last bullet is usually to person like my hubby. I tend to take him for granted at times and thought that my presence felt will be good enough for him. But I realised that is not what he wants. He wanted me to give my opinions, listen to him 100% and not made myself as though I am invisible at times. This, I am working hard now to listen.

People who worked with me thinks that I am too cool as a cucumber at times,  good to work with since I don’t blast out usually. However, there are many things that need to sound out when things don’t go well as planned. I reflected on this point many times….and yeah, I should point out as early as possible if the gut feel is not right. I tend to work based on my gut feel. Even when I know something is gonna be wrong, I will try to reverse the situation or seek alternatives rather than telling another person about it.

Last point, procrastination. I guess many of us procrastinate everyday. From the moment we woke up, we tried to delay tasks on hands till the last minute and this ties in very well with the point I was elaborating about in the last paragraph.

All these bad habits of mine can be overcome!

I believe I can do it…..

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Daily Prompt: Meaningless

Bickering is always a common happening in relationship. Be it with partner, parents, siblings or friends.

I used to be defensive or even try to argue hard to win my point but more than ever, I found myself more angry, unable to catch breath in between due to my blood pressure shooting sky high and my heart pumping faster due to the fight/flight response.

As I got older, especially I have kids, I found myself mellowed down. Nowadays, when there is a bickering session going on, I just shut myself up by literally not responding to the words that flew into my ears. Instead, looking around by surrounding helps and calms me down.

I bet most of us agree that bickering allows points to get across to the other and make known that this…this…that.. that is happening and I don’t like…..and this is the real thing that is bothering the other person.

Hence, I would usually listen…keep my cool…and after the person has simmered down, then it’s discussion time.

This would be a better way to solve the issue rather than having two or more people bickering. Everyone argues, no one cares to listen! Problems not solved and it just gets piled up under the carpet.




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Daily Post: Controversy

The latest screening “Beauty and the Beast” has been a hot topic in twitter and also my friends. My friends were so happy that they have make it a point to watch during their off days. While they were excited, I was not. 

Firstly, Not all Disney Princess stories make an impression on me. I prefer stories like Frozen – sister’s 💖, Mulan- Filial piety, Rapunzel- strong willed girl, Little Mermaid- who dares to trade her voice for a pair of legs. Princesses who are strong willed, not a weakling girl. 

Well, currently there is a controversy on the content of Beauty and the Beast…. there are parents who worry about “lesbian/gay content” in the show and don’t wish the children to be exposed to.  Because of its content, certain countries even barred its screening. 

I cannot really comment much as I will not be watching this movie. But perhaps, for parents who worry, it will be good to watch first and see whether you gather any learning points from the show. If yes, you may want to use it as a form of learning point to your kid. After all, kids in this era are growing and maturing very fast. 
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Daily Prompt: Luck

I don’t believe in luck since it’s supposed to be happening by chance. I bought lotteries before it never did I once strike even though it was supposed to be one of my lucky days and oh well, if I have a hunch, I might win something. 

It never happens…

I started out working since teens. Whatever I have today is not by luck but sheer hard work and determination. 

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Daily Prompt: Instinct

My mom used to have very good judgement of my dad’s group of friends. It was so accurate to the spot. She was able to tell him what kind of friend is the friend and most of the time, it proved her right.

I inherited this instinct from her. I call it my gut feel. Friends or colleagues I made, I will use this instinct to determine to be friends with her or not and most of the time, it is accurate. However, I ended up with a small social circle of friends who are genuine and always be by my side.

But, because of this small social circle, sometimes, I yearn to open up more. However, I am afraid of being stabbed or being used by friends for their ulterior motive. These are based on past experience where I ignored my instinct and made friends who were fake and only nice to you when you are around kind.

This particular gift I have is from my mum. I thanked her for that.


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Daily Prompt: Immerse

I always remembered the times that my dad brought me and some cousins to the swimming pool and I was like maybe, 6 years old that time. My dad used to ask me to learn swimming and he would ask me to kick my legs in the water. I do not have the composure to do it and would give up a short while.

After that, there was once, he asked me to immerse myself into the water which I did.

However, I need to learn how to keep air in me so that I would hold it in the water. A few times I did that and suddenly, I just let go of the air in water and inhale water into my nose.

From then on, I decided not to touch water any more again as it’s always associated with the bad feeling from the past.

Recently, I went into the pool again. This is because my kids love water super much and for safety purpose, I decided to be with them, just in case something happens. But I ain’t any swimmer myself. It’s just a 1.2m pool and at the same time, I am trying to overcome my water phobia by immersing into it.

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Daily Prompt: How many Records in this life time?

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Birth record

School Record Book

Health Record Book

Academic Record

Work Record

Financial Record

Marriage Record

Death Record

The list is never ending as they may be other records which usually may not happen in the life time.

Eg. Criminal records, traffic records etc.

From womb to tomb, our life journey has so many records that we have to keep track of. The minute a baby is born, a birth record! A first of its own to indicate she/he is a child of a couple- people who may have interesting life stories to share….

As the baby grows older, the record will be inked up to state how he/she has been performing in terms of school work or health…and this progress to other records in the later half of the journey.

Truthfully said, it can be very fulfilling to the person who got good records and these back up the successful family or career life the person is having.

On the other hand, records are worst for person who may not have achieved much in life, scored the lowest and being picked on for having a bad record.

Life is really about record. Some can be recorded, some not at all.

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Daily Prompt: Critical Thinking

Critical thinking is that mode of thinking — about any subject, content, or problem — in which the thinker improves the quality of his or her thinking by skillfully analyzing, assessing, and reconstructing it.

(The Critical Thinking Community, 2015)

It has always been a challenge when teaching critical thinking module in the nursing programme. I have always been asked questions by questions before why the need for a critical thinking topic when all human beings are able to think. However, I begged to differ as not many of us will put on that critical thinking cap on. In fact, in order to make them develop critical thinking, I always use a scenario and have them know that this current case is in the ward now, so what , where, when, why, which and how questions are being posed to them. From there, most students can tell me that there is a difference after all.

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Daily Prompt: Lukewarm


What does that mean? Meaning too warm? Or not warm? That was my patient who wanted lukewarm water. I was still a student nurse back then and the exposure to English was not that great. 

Somehow in my mind, I decided it should be neither hot nor cold.. room temperature water. Measure at 28 degrees? How should I do that? 

Well, in the end, I decided to just mix the hot water into the cup of room temperature water. That should be lukewarm! 

Lucky I was right! He smiled at me and yeah, that was what he wanted. 

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