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Maria-Syamsi

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June 2015

The Inspiration to be Thankful

It takes a lot of effort to be thankful when so much of what you already have is being taken away one after another. Your family, good companion, motivation, memory, energy, strength... But when you start counting all your past... Continue Reading →

The Festival of Knowledge 2015: Optimism At Times of Tribulation

Disclaimer: This article is mainly about my experience attending the conference, rather than the contents of it. I have shared some of the contents elsewhere, and I will, insyaaAllah, write a few more articles about the jewels that I managed... Continue Reading →

The Doctor’s Advice

When the doctor tells you to quit smoking, It's up to you to follow his advice. If you do not, you might or might not suffer the consequences. It's your choice. When the doctor tells you to lose that extra... Continue Reading →

They Were Upset and I Wondered Why

As with other doctors, I am no stranger to taking exams upon exams, some more difficult than the others, at times passing, but sometimes not making it through. With that, my colleagues, senior colleagues and mentors would know my results,... Continue Reading →

Neurology

Disclaimer: this is a story about my time spent with neurologists, and only a little bit about neurology as a field. One of the reasons I asked to be transferred to the current hospital I'm working in is I wanted... Continue Reading →

Your Health, Your Choice

You see, When us, doctors, advice people not to smoke, they mock us and say "oh, my father smoked for 50 years and he had cancer only after he quit smoking." When we advice them to control their sugar, they... Continue Reading →

The Volkswagen Beetle

Road trips. Usually I love them. Driving slowly through small state roads, often following large lorries carrying timber, petrol or palm oil. Passing through villages, small towns, some jungles and rubber estates. Up and down the hills. Fogs lifting. The... Continue Reading →

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