Thursday, July 16, 2009

Its the Durian's season!


Yes...the great durian season is here again! Durian was named as the king of fruits because of its nutritions value and ?odour. LOL im not sure myself. But working in a rural clinic during the season can prove to be disastrous...

Mari mari durian sale.....

Lately the patients' blood pressure and sugar levels have skyrocketted many times. Why? Because these kampung people loves these fruits so much, they gulped down these fruits (durians and rambutans in particular) like they are kacang puteh!

Its is a tough mission, no..i rephrase. Its a mission impossible to ask these villagers to stop or cut down on their seasonal fruits consumption! And they dislike coming to the clinics for their follow-ups as well. Well...cant really blame them entirely. Because when they come to the clinics, BP and sugar will be no doubt high, then will get screwed (i mean advised) by the medical officers, take more bloods for checkup, have to take more medications now that BP and sugar has gone up. Any wonder why they dont like to go clinic?

On the other hand, its really difficult to make them understand the importance of taking care of their own health, so called self-empowerment in own health. This is something really lacking in the Malaysian population in general. Its hard to tell them to avoid or do something when the bad things have yet to occur.

How to tell them the benefits of taking extra care on their own health? Now the world has changed, and at a fast pace too. Health and financial security is the least thing u can still depend on our government to take care for u. Not to mention in this Bolehland!

How to tell them that, because ur taking good care of yourself, u are...

-walking to the clinic instead of bound on a wheelchair (leg amputated from diabetes, inmobility from stroke)

-talking to me instead of mumbling (because of stroke)

-still able to take your favourite food once a while instead of taking food via a tube where your family pour milk into the tube to feed into your stomach (stroke again)

-still able to see the sunshine and moonlight everyday (blindness from cataract/stroke/diabetes)

-enjoy time with your family instead of going to the dialysis center 3 times a week and spend thousands of dollar a month for your dialysis (kidney failure)

-able to climb a flight of stairs without having chest pain or shortness of breath (heart attack)

and the list goes on and on......



Come come eat me eat me!

Rambutans..."rambut" means hair in Malay


So please enjoy your durians and rambutans, but at the same time limit your intake, if u treasure quality of your life :P

5 comments:

KhaO-LAr-sEXy-PRESS said...

ah durian. my fav. :P

Min said...

Hey, I like durian too, but this time I didn't eat much, because it's too heaty...

bluesoule said...

koala & min: take in moderate portion lo. Otherwise later become fat uncle aunty hohoho...

J2Kfm said...

and we just had TWO fantastic durians in Gerik. hahahahah ...

i'm hopeless.

bluesoule said...

J2Kfm: well your motormouth ma. Who can comment wo? LOL. Oh BTW, few weekends ago while i drive pass by "敬賓茶室“ here in lenggong, i saw a bunch of youngsters yumcha in the morning there. And some of them were carrying their DSLR shooting pics of the food and people. Wonder if its your gang?