Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Papedom from Papadom....

This movie bagged this year Best Picture in Malaysian Film Festival beating the late Yasmin's Talentime. It took nearly a year to be showed in the big screens from it's actual scheduled screening. I went to watch it simply because of its award-winning status but even with hilarious scenes to keep one until the end, Papadom was very forgettable.

Papadom weaknesses :

1. Afdlin's acting performance wasn't up to my expectation...while Liyana's role outshine others.
Other supporting roles in the movie did not help much

2. The idea of putting up BORIA performance at the beginning and the end turned to be very
irritating plus the effiminate gestures of all the performers.

3. Very ordinary storyline and it is like " u watch , u laugh and u forget "!

If PAPADOM was honoured Best Picture, i think Malaysia film industry really need new fresh ideas and good directing skills..

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Talking About Lipid.....

I was in Kota Kinabalu Shangri-La Tanjung Aru last weekend for this Lipid Talk courtesy of conjoint drug company. The venue was perfect for a weekend getaway...thanks to the sponsor.

The panelists were all the established consultant cardiologists in Malaysia, and we were discussing on high lipid management and treatment strategy and some of new studies in this scope of interest. Prof Sim KH , the NHAM chairman was also there. It was a great meet up with all friends and ex-colleagues all over Malaysia.

Dato' Azhari of IJN never fail to deliver his speech well. He was talking about the hsCRP changes after treatment with combined therapy vs statin alone.
HDL : High Density Lipoprotein (good lipid)
LDL : Low Density Lipoprotein (bad lipid)
5 things to increase your HDL :
1) Exercise /weight reduction
2) Niacin
3) Omega 3
4) Female hormone
5) Red wine (to non-muslim)

If you are diabetic, this will be your target of both LDL and HDL level... failing to achieve ..you need statin !!.. Come to me...i 'll give you for FREE !