Our local football scene has garnered impressive reputation lately amongst the ASEAN region with victories against the neighbouring ASEAN counterparts and yesterday, The Malayan Tigers added feathers to their cap by winning the Gold Medal for The SEA Games against Indonesia or affectionately known as The Garuda. It was indeed a heart-beating game with too much drama triggered by the players and the momentum of the game was really entertaining, I have to say.
Malaysia was given a harsh ‘waking-up call’ when within mere 5 minutes, Indonesia had scored a goal via Gunawan Dwi Cahyo and a few attempts were made by the Indonesia in the first half – especially led by Okto Maniani. An equaliser was scored by Asra for the Malaysian team and this ignited spirit for the Malayan Tigers to counter-attack The Garuda! But of course, Indonesia won’t give up easily and launched several attacks and also infusion of some dramas especially from an ‘imported’ player named Diego (he reminded me of Cristiano Ronaldo; always with few sly tricks and dramatic apologies when committed wrongdoings). Urrggh!
The game was lengthen to 2 extra time (15 minutes each) and hence, the winner was determined via penalty kicks. 2 shots were failed to be scored by The Garuda as opposed to one fail-shot by Malayan Tigers’. It was indeed a dramatic and heart-beating game! Well done to Malayan Tigers for retaining the SEA Games Gold Medalist position for 2 consecutive SEA Games. MALAYSIA BOLEH!
Anyway, last Sunday I went to Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) just to get myself into the healthy lifestyle back – jogging and hill hiking) after one whole year of soporific mode. It was a fulfilling activity – until when I came back, I felt feverish and my throat started to be drenched with phlegms! To add the icing, I had a few ‘durians’ after the Teachers’ End-of-Year meeting on Monday (can’t resist the temptation!) and it was indeed not a good idea as my body temperature began to sizzle! Initially I decided to simply depending on Panadols and Strepsils but apparently I have to see the doctor as they didn’t do justice!
So, on Tuesday 22 November (which is today), went to see doctor in Poliklinik Keluarga in Rawang and was attended by a doctor named Dr Faizal Mohd Yusof – who happened to be a friendly and cheerful doctor. He explained that I was infected by Pharyngitis as my tonsils didn’t swell and that’s why the fever was not high (Alhamdulillah!). The doctor was very helpful and I guess that’s the essence a doctor should have when he/she is attending patients. Thank you doctor for your hospitality – although I guess the service all came down with kachings! Hahahaa; still patients won’t feel reluctant if the doctor portrays a caring gesture, won’t they?
The school is already in holidays but I am still in Serendah, Hulu Selangor because Headmaster said I am to attend some English courses during this holidays. Nevertheless, the school has yet to receive the letter- so perhaps by tomorrow or the day after that if I were healthy enough, I’ll just drive back to Jitra, Kedah.