I am currently in Penang for the Orthopaedic Survival Course, an annual 1-day course, scheduled for tomorrow in Penang General Hospital.
Along with 5 other orthopaedic doctors - Dr.Sabarudin, Dr. Azrin, Dr.Nino. Dr.Ed and Dr.Shaidi, we departed from PPUKM at 9am this morning with my Toyota Estima. We had a good breakfast at Irshad Restaurant near Bandar Permaisuri.
We stopped at Changkat Jering for Friday prayer (it was my first time there *smile*).
We met an 86 years old uncle, a very healthy, polite, cheerful, and talkative. While eating banana, he shared with wisdom with us.
Ed: "Pakcik nampak sihat yer pakcik"
Tuan haji: "AlhamdulilLah sihat. Anak2 pakcik ada yang dah bertongkat, tapi pakcik masih kuat berjalan dan bawak motor" *smile*
Aku: "pakcik asal sini ke?"
Tuan Haji: "Yer. Asal sini, keluarga besar. 9 anak, 46 cucu, 16 cicit *smile* Nak sihat ni ada rahsianya..."
All of us kept quiet. Waiting for him to continue...
Tuan haji: "Every morning, after subuh prayer, I'll go down to the ground, doing daily chores, cleaning houses and rubbish on the ground, let the sun shines onto me".
Tuan haji: "I don't like to rest and lie doing nothing like other old peoples. That will make you weak"
Tuan haji: "Follow what the prophet Muhammad saw teaches: Eat only when you're hungry, stop before you're full. Drink from a glass in many sips, and not finishes the whole drink in a go".
We nodded again. We thank the uncle for sharing his wisdom with us.
1. Do daily exercise
2. Morning exposure to sun is good! (don't forget vitamin D metabolism) *smile*
3. Eat only when you're hungry, stop before you're full
4. Drink slowly in multiple sips from a glass of water (as if you're drinking a hot drink)
We arrived in Penang at 4:30pm. The traffic was good except for a delay during our travel crossing the Penang bridge. We can see the Penang second bridge construction project being in progress. We stay in Mingood Hotel, not far from Komtar. I am staying with one of my best friends, Dr.Sabaruddin. The other four stay in two other rooms.
Hope to gain the maximum and optimum benefit from the survival course tomorrow, insyaAllah.