Friday, September 26, 2008

The ward

Maybe I’ve ran out of issue to swear at, or maybe it is just that annual thing when my mind is focussed solely on Syawal which is looming. Whatever it is, I have switched everything off to cherish every bit of the moment till at least the end of next week.

A visit to K9 spinal ward at HKL last night was never part of my plan but nonetheless, no better timing than the holy month of Ramadan to do some charity work by giving my bits back to society.

Ok, not exactly in monetary form because I needed that myself. Our presence was good enough to put some smile on their faces. A crack or two on lame political jokes did the trick for the much-needed icebreaker.

A trip down the ward has always been an eye-opener. Not that I have yet to come to terms with the gloomy ambience of the ward. It was the patient, some of who are friends from the earlier days that kinda moved me.

Going from one bed to another, suddenly you come to realise sitting on wheelchair isn’t about all things shitty.

And it has made me realise that one is never confined on wheelchair because for the very sole purpose, it makes us more mobile. Being bed-ridden however is a totally different circumstance all together. You are stuck. If its mere consolation, you are stuck with buddies who shares your pain.

I’m lucky in many aspects. Gone were the days when taking meals had to be done while lying on the stomach due to my busted ass. Nor the meals had to be finely blended to accommodate my digestive system.

I could go on and on.

That ward is one special place. It has played a very instrumental role in getting me where I am today. I may not be some big shot but as long I can give something back to someone who’s about to go through exactly what I’ve gone through many years ago, I think I deserve a Datukship for that.

18 comments:

cakapaje said...

Salam Akhir Ramadhan bro,

A Datukship? That's too freaking low man. Tell you what, I'll whisper into Cikgu's ears so that he'll go and tell the Queen. Bro, you deserve an OBE and nothing less than that!

By the way, I do find it funny that the british knighthood as the same abbreviation as Out of Body Experience :)

Pi Bani said...

YB Datuk Ahmad Kerpov... Fulamaaak! Ooops, sorry. You nak terus jadi PM kan? So cannot lah YB... should be YAB then...

wanshana said...

I hear you, Datuk Kerp :)

May God bless you for doing what you did. I'm sure it was very much appreciated.

5 more days to Raya, dek oii!!!! Yahooo!!! Just curious - did Pinky and you pursue the search for the coral peach baju melayu?

anfield devotee said...

Datuk Kerp,

Well done la on yer good deeds.

Now, Datuk, how can you help me with this contract ah bla bla bla . . . don't worry, me belanja you, minum, makan & fooking as well . . .bla bla bla . . . janji settle . . .

Kata Tak Nak said...

Raise Sir Ahmedenov Kerpov. Oh never mind you don't have to but please, your fly. Are you showing off?

Salt N Turmeric said...

latuk kerp? cannot lah. must be at least tan sri what. ;)

Raden Galoh said...

Salam bro...
You and your witty note about title crazy....hehehehe love it to bits!

Anyone out there? Kesian adik akak ni ha...nak Datukship... akak ada ship aje? Camne dik?

It's good that you are feeling that way now with regards to giving back to society...you have gone a long way and you are an example to many you know... keep the spirit up always ya...

salam eidil fitri maaf zahir batin.

love.

Kerp (Ph.D) said...

Shah,

This datukship is genuine. Like you said, something like OBE. You know how strict the queen is on handing over awards, right? So this datukship is no cheap-cheap one.


Kak Pi,

Yessss, dari kelana jaya ke putrajaya…but my plan is affected lah. The current team’s transition plan is flip-flopping.


Kak shana,

Eh, tak payah lah berdatuk-datuk dengan saya…ßthat would be my typical dialogue…muahahaha…

*we went to look for it. And in fact found a few of coral peach but even pinky agreed against buying the ready-made baju. Bukan apa, I’m tall so takut seluar senteng. Nak tak nak, kena tempah after raya.


Bala ji,

You got it wrong la brother. It should be in this order; dinner, karaoke, urut (complete package) and THEN only we sit down and talk about the contract. You’re one lousy lobbyist la dei…muahahaha…


Cikgu!

Muahahaha…here’s one fact about me boss- semua seluar cerut, or guttered. Bukan apa, duduk-duduk ni takut tersepit je…muahahahahaaa


Farinaaaa….

No way, tan sriship sounds a bit too old and lame, don’t you think?

Kerp (Ph.D) said...

Kak D dearest!!

Wsalam akak…yes, I realised it too, I’m beginning to sound like someone who’s crazy to be awarded with titles…muahahahhaaa…at least federal datukship dpt duit apa…

Its been a while since I gave something to the new patients. Since it was Ramadan, I thought it’d be great to break fast with them, especially friends who had to be warded due to complications. Sedih but bersyukur pun ya jugak. Sedih bcos we all selalu keluar sama2 but tiba time raya kena duduk ward plak…hmmm…

Thanks for the wish, akak. Salam aidilfitri to you too. Taknak bermaafan kat sini, bcos I’m going to give you and abg MH a call sehari sebelum syawal nanti…tunggu…hehehe…

fergie said...

Bless you, Kerpov. You do deserve a knighthood .. Datuk so cheap la .. Cikgu will get you and MBE for sure. Cikgu .. apa lah .. You are not sposed to lower your eyes to the "fly" .. look Kerp in the eyes pls when you knight him! LOL

Monster Mom said...

Salam Datuk a.k.a Sir Kerp...

Even I had never done what you did... That tells a lot about you...

Selamat menyambut Aidilfitri.

IBU said...

Kerp,

That was so thoughtful of you Kerp.

p/s I'll bestow you Datuk,Nenek,Moyang Ship anytime dear!! And they all come in bottles - horizontal, complete with stand, so you can display them proudly. Hehehe....

the Constantly Dramatic One said...

Fuck a datukship. You're above that. And yes, its much better to be in a wheelchair. My grandma in the years preceeding her death, was paralysed. The whole body. She can only move her neck.

And seeing her lying in bed was painful for all of us.

senorita.. said...

u're a soldier. =)

good to see that u are still fighting, not only for urself but for others as well.

Selamat Hari Raya in advance to everyone... in case i lupe.. =P

jaflam said...

Hai Kerp,

That was a noble and great thing to do.

Since they haven't notice I think you have to work harder or become meaner to get your Datuksip.

You can also work the fun way like quickly getting married to Pinky, get a baby girl, feed her well, married her off and get your cucu. That Dato nobody can dispute and take away from.

If all doesn't work you can borrowed mine whenever you need it heheeeee.

Have a Great Raya buddy.

Jim Broga said...

Reading your post took me back to the first time i step my foot in to the K9 ward... and you know what Datuk, the image of a grieving wife beside her injured / now paralyzed husband who turned suicidal and had to be restrained stuck in my mind. To make matters worst, they just got married bout a week before...u remember them?

Kerp (Ph.D) said...

Aunty iris,

Muahahaha…thanks, aunty. You’re too kind with your words la. you have a great raya too!


Monster mommy,

Wsalam. I’m sure you would. Its human impulse. Only the heartless wouldn’t care less.

May Allah bless you and your family, mommy. Salama aidil fitri.


IBU!

I’d say things like ‘nahh…it was nothing’ but that would look so fake. So I’ll take the praise…hehehe…thanks!


CDO,

That reminds me of my own- old, pale-looking and on wheelchair. Only that, she’s still around. Now all I want is to be around her more. Thanks for the reminder. May Allah bless your grandma’s soul. Amin.


Karen!
You get some, naturally you give back some. Thanks for the wish there. If only you could join some of the lads for lunch at me house on the first day.


Dato J!

Not by any means this was to insult every datuks in the country, no! hahaha…

You’re one datuk everybody loves to be with without lobbying for projects!

Its been great knowing you sir. Hope to see you guys for lunch perhaps, after raya. And salam aidilfitri to you too. Maaf zahir dan batin.


Jimmy,

Dude, almost all the new patients are suicidal to a certain extent. That guy fortunately has moved on, with the wife sticking by him through thick and thin. A classic love story in the making.

pistolair said...

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