Friday, 30 December 2011

Its a trap!

Just letting you know that it's a trap!

Text received today
extra duties available:  Duty med 3 HO TPMH night duties from Friday 30 Dec for 7 nights or part thereof
call RMO Unit 3641585
thx RMO Unit.  CHCH Hospital

Night HO workload - A walk in the park

Email received yesterday
Friday 30 December   ·        
Acute Medical Registrar GM10   0800-2300 ·    
 Medical Night Reg 2        2230-0830
Saturday 31 December ·    
  Medical Reg Wards 18&19   0800-2300 ·     
Medical Night Reg 2        2230-0830
Sunday 1 January ·  
  Medical Night Reg 2        2230-0830
Monday 2 January  ·   
Medical Night Reg 2        2230-0830 (unconfirmed extra duty) ·     
  Post Acute Med  Reg GM6 
Tuesday 3 January  ·     
Medical Night Reg 2        2230-0830 (unconfirmed extra duty)
Wednesday 4 January  ·        
Medical Night Reg 2        2230-0830 (unconfirmed extra duty)
Thursday 5 January ·    
  Medical Night Reg 2        2230-0830 (unconfirmed extra duty)

Med Night reg 2 workload - Getting whipped with barbed wire

Caveat - Night HO must help out "if busy"

Another "It's a trap "  video

Sunday, 25 December 2011

Starcraft - Funny Commercials

Starcraft... the national sport of Korea. I've compiled a few funny Korean Starcraft adds. They make more sense if you've actually played Starcraft though..

Nuclear Launch Detected..

From the shadoews I come..


This is my favourite..

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Rock the Dragon with Triple Roast Rice !

Hey, wanna go rock the dragon?
I said to my bro one day
What does that mean, you ask?

That was "Rock the Dragon", the song.

Anyway, by "Rock the Dragon" I was referring to one of my favourite restaurants

Dragon Garden Restaurant!!!

Dragon Garden is a chinese restaurant located at Church Corner, opposite Countdown.
The boss of Dragon Garden also owns Chinatown market located right behind it. He is a biggish chap who is rather loud and crude, but surprised me a few times with some "service" at Dragon Garden. My friends and I used to visit this place for late night supper after playing Dota at a nearby cybercafe. They also have Dim Sum in the mornings and late at night. The last I checked, they close at 3 am.

Dragon Garden offers you the true authentic chinese dining experience including -minimal decor, poor ventilation (so you have all that roast smell infused in your clothes after you eat), highly variable quality of service depending on the staff mood and not least, questionable food preparation hygiene.
Why go anywhere else for true asian cuisine? The only thing missing from the true asian dining experience is the stray cat or dog looking for scraps.
The food tastes pretty good and come in decent portions. And that's enough for me,

If you do happen to visit my favourite restaurant, I would like to recommend to you my favourite dish here..


( a picture I took of my "da bao" before I FINISHed it like a Mortal Combat ending move )

During my preFRACP exam time, I ate out for 1 month and half the time I was rocking out at the dragon.
At that time I mostly ordered roast pork rice or beef brisket ( what the heck is brisket anyway?) rice.
But since then I have discovered the " holy grail " of non-fine-dining. ( i hate fine dining) .


All good things come in threes, such as a triple coronary artery bypass graft or a 3 piece quarter pack.
Typically the triple roast consists of roast pork (crispy skin), roast duck, roast chicken or bbq pork - This is random depending on what they give u. My favourite combo is prob roast duck, roast pork and bbq pork. Cos I get my chicken fix from Colonel Sanders. This dish is best chowed down with generous serving of lau gan ma sauce, as depicted in the photo. It's serving is really huge, enough to feed half a dozen America's Next Top Model contestants. The part I like the most is the gravy from the roast meat, they usually pour some over the rice for you. Yum , yum,  nothing refined about this dish at all. Just the way I like it.
BTW it costs NZ$10.
So if you're looking for a big and cheap feed, here's my recommendation. Strictly not for those trying to lose weight!

Oh yeah, if you're wondering what Lau Gan Ma sauce is, leave a comment below and I might write a blog on it. Happy Fattening!!

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

About buttock pain

Pain in the butt is a criteria for spondyloarthropathy

Iris, is she Siri's evil twin?

If Siri had an evil twin, what would she be called? Sara? 
Guess who I found? Iris!...Yes, IRIS is SIRI.. spelt backwards!
Of course I'm not talking about Siri, a real person, but Siri the Iphone4S voice assistant.
Anyway, I had a little play with Iris today, and actually it was a lot of fun!

Iris is developed by Dexetra, a mobile app development company based in Cochin, India. It is little known, but I have a feeling it won't stay that way for long. The app is called Iris (alpha) - I presume it is still under development.Well, how does Iris work? Well it basically works like Siri, you ask it a question, and it answers you. You ask it to do a task and it will oblige. 

So... how does it compare with Siri and what can it do? Well, I've had a play with both apps for an equal amount of time. It certainly has a different personality from Siri. I dunno how to describe it, the answer can be a little bit "out there". Sometimes it doesn't make sense at all. It doesn't say " I can't answer that " as much as Siri though. It's speed of reply is slower than Siri. Its voice recognition I feel is better than Siri, at least for me. It is powered by Google Voice/Vlingo. And it has New Zealand accent recognition. I don't think I have a real NZ accent but it certainly understands me better than Siri, which understand me 10% of the time. With Iris I get a 70% hit rate, which is good for me.
What about functionality? I tested a few things- asked the weather, asked it to call and message someone and it obliged. It also told me who Barack Obama was the first time I asked. (Siri never understand me even after about 10 tries). When asked about it's weight, Iris said 2 mb. 

You could call Iris a few things..
A Siri copycat
A poor man's Siri
A Siri wannabe
An upgraded Vlingo
An improved Talking Tom ( I hate that app)

All I can say is, it's free and actually quite fun.

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Yogur de Savila

I saw this "Savila" drink at the shops the other day. Couldn't resist buying it. What better time to try it than tonight. Man, the weather's hot.
Whats it taste like? A bit sour and a bit honey dew like. It's actually quite bland. A bit like an unripe honey dew melon. Would I recommend it ? Not particularly... But if you wanna try it you should be able to get it from your friendly korean store, I got mine from Kosco.

Saturday, 3 December 2011

Case Study: Alien Infestation as Atypical cause of Chest and Rib Pain

Date 23/11/2080

Admitted under GM 19, Dr Chang. Rejected by cardiology- unlikely to be cardiac.

Patient Name: Corporal J .Hicks
Age: 32

Presenting complaint: Chest pain - 1/52

History of Presention Compaint:
Patient has had 1 week of central chest pain. Feels like "pounding" At time feels like chest about to burst.
Pain radiates to back. Pleuritic. Associated with SOB.
Chills and sweats for 2 weeks.
Haemoptysis 4 days.
Recent long haul flight from mining colony #210 on Betelguese system.
Cryostasis for 1 month.
Arrived 2 weeks ago
No calf swelling or calf pain.
Previously fit and well

Past Medical History:

USCMC issued Stim-packs


Family History:
Negative for cardiac or thromboembolic disease

Social History:
Recent assignment to Colony #210 Betelguese system
Corporal in United States Colonial Marine Corps
Non smoker
Some alcohol

O/E Patient is pale and diaphoretic.
   BP 100/55mmHg   Temp 37.5
  Sats 88% RA
Pulse 110/min
JVP raise at 6 cm
Pectus carinatum?  Chest dullness to percussion bilaterally.
Very prominent ventricular heave
Chest reduced breathsounds and crackles throughout
Abdo distended, mildly tender. Epigastric tenderness.

Differentials: ? PE
                   ? LRTI
                    ? Alien infestation

Plan :
Isolation chamber
Needs armed security 24/7
IV Cefepime + Metronidazole

Date 24/11/2080

Post take:

Patient died overnight.
Chest wall exploded while in isolation chamber.
Alien facehugger unleashed from thoracic cage.
Successfully neutralised by arm guards after killing one guard.

Postmortem not planned as risk of contamination
Body for incineration
Notified Galactic Ministry of Health and US Colonial Marine Corps


If you have pounding chest pain and have been in alien contact within one month, please DO NOT board any ships.

Always wear mask and gloves when dealing with contaminated patients!

The M41a Pulse Rifle is your doctor recommended management for alien induced chest pain. 
Preferably with a grenade launcher attached.