Happy New Year….2013

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Thavax.com wishing everyone a very Happy New Year… Let 2013 be a beautiful year full of happiness and excitement…would like to share 2 important secrets for a happy life taken fro Bhagavad Gita.. “DO YOUR DUTY & LOVE OTHERS” …looks simple but needs a lot of effort to do it…anyway good luck and remember Sharing is Caring….cheers …Thavax

Johor Tattoo Shop

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Hi readers,it has been a long time I didnt update my blog. I was quite busy with some personal matters. Today I would like to promote a shop. Recently me and my wife got some tattoos,so thats what i want to share today.

“NEEDLE OF LEGEND TATTOO” is the name of the shop. Its located in ground floor of U-Mall,Taman Pulai Utama(Near Taman U,Skudai).Refer to the location map below.

 

Our tattoo artist is known as Mr.Max, a very humble guy with a lot of passion for art.Once you see the pics later,you will understand why I told this.Introducing Mr.Max…

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This is some pics of his shop…

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Below are some of his own sketches..

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This is my wife’s 1st tattoo done by Max…

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We really liked his work and decided to get one for me..The pic below shows the initial sketching before the real tattoo is done..its a ‘Tribal’ tattoo….

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Done….

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After mine,wifee went for her second tattoo….

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I really love the design and his work is so fine and accurate…

 

This post’s purpose is to promote an humble and talented artist, his shop is new and hope this post will help him a little to become successful in life..no talent should be wasted. Before I end this post,would like to share his phone number here..07-5211970 (Max),call him before you visit his shop.

Thanks for reading…Sharing is Caring…Thavax

The Zon Hotel, Johor Bahru

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Hi readers..recently went for a mini vacation to Zon Hotel,JB. Just want to share the review and some pictures.

I booked a deluxe room through Agoda.com. I am used to book my rooms through Agoda as I feel they are reliable and the price also cheaper then booking directly from the hotel. I got this room for Rm170 as I asked the hotel reception,same room is offered for Rm200++.Agoda offers points too that can be redeemed into discount on your future bookings. I got a Rm70 discount when booking this room as my accumulated points were nearly 12500 from previous bookings.

Overall the hotel is OK,clean and nice and a positive point is you just need to take the lift to go the ZON duty free mall. Yeah a great place to shop and if you are a drinker, it will be a heaven. There is also few clubs and pubs nearby. Sadly,the promised wifi connection cant be found through out the stay.

OK time to see some pics😉

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Inner side of the hotel

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A nice open space cafe in the center

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A small pool

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Smart card for my room

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Bed a bit messy as my son jumped on it before I took the pic

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Interior of the room

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The shower room,quite nice with bathtub

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The corridor at night

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The cafe at night..some performance were going on.

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Drink of the night

Hope you have enjoyed the pics and this post will give you some info about this hotel. Remember to park your car at level 6 as only this level has a 24hrs guard monitoring your vehicle. Sharing is Caring…Thavax

Malaysian students deserve a better place to study! via ragedindian.com

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Hi readers…i am back again and this will be my first re-blog. I felt that this issue need some attention since it involves our nation’s future.

I came across this blog post last week. Its about how students suffering from lack of facility at their school. So much of money spent on other stuffs such as submarines and etc but students don’t even get basic facilities at their respective schools.

To cut short,please click this link and read,look at the attached picture to believe and please RT or share on social sites RAGEDINDIAN.COM-Sangeetha

Last but not least, I would like to thank ragedindian.com for bringing up this kind of important issue to our eyes. Thanks for reading and sharing as SHARING is CARING…Thavax ;))

How to take care of your HEART?

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Hi readers, today we are going to spend some time for our health. I am here to share a mail by a reader about how to take care of our heart. A chat with Dr.Devi Shetty, Narayana Hrudayalaya (Heart Specialist) Bangalore . The transcript of the chat is given below….

Qn: What are the thumb rules for a layman to take care of his heart?
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1. Diet – Less of carbohydrate, more of protein, less oil
2. Exercise – Half an hour’s walk, at least five days a week;
avoid lifts and avoid sitting for a longtime
3. Quit smoking
4. Control weight
5. Control BP – Blood pressure and Sugar

Qn: Is eating non-veg food (fish) good for the heart?
Ans: No

Qn: It’s still a grave shock to hear that some apparently healthy person
gets a cardiac arrest. How do we understand it in perspective?
Ans: This is called silent attack; that is why we recommend everyone past the age of 30 to undergo routine health checkups.

Qn: Are heart diseases hereditary?
Ans: Yes

Qn: What are the ways in which the heart is stressed? What practices do you suggest to de-stress?
Ans: Change your attitude towards life. Do not look for perfection in everything in life.

Qn: Is walking better than jogging or is more intensive exercise required to keep a healthy heart?
Ans: Walking is better than jogging, since jogging leads to early fatigue and injury to joints

Qn: You have done so much for the poor and needy. What has inspired you to do so?
Ans: Mother Theresa, who was my patient.

Qn: Can people with low blood pressure suffer heart diseases?
Ans: Extremely rare.

Qn: Does cholesterol accumulates right from an early age (I’m currently only 22) or do you have to worry about it only after you are above 30 years of age?
Ans: Cholesterol accumulates from childhood.

Qn: How do irregular eating habits affect the heart ?
Ans: You tend to eat junk food when the habits are irregular and your body’s enzyme release for digestion gets confused.

Qn: How can I control cholesterol content without using medicines?
Ans: Control diet, walk and eat walnut.

Qn: Which is the best and worst food for the heart?
Ans: Fruits and vegetables are the best and oil is the worst.

Qn: Which oil is better – groundnut, sunflower, olive?
Ans: All oils are bad.

Qn: What is the routine checkup one should go through? Is there any specific test?
Ans: Routine blood test to ensure sugar, cholesterol is ok. Check BP, Treadmill test after an echo.

Qn: What are the first aid steps to be taken on a heart attack?
Ans: Help the person into a sleeping position, place an aspirin tablet under the tongue with a sorbitrate tablet if available, and rush him to a coronary care unit, since the maximum casualty takes place within the first hour.

Qn: How do you differentiate between pain caused by a heart attack and that caused due to gastric trouble?
Ans: Extremely difficult without ECG.

Qn: What is the main cause of a steep increase in heart problems amongst youngsters? I see people of about 30-40 yrs of age having heart attacks and serious heart problems.
Ans: Increased awareness has increased incidents. Also, sedentary lifestyles, smoking, junk food, lack of exercise in a country where people are genetically three times more vulnerable for heart attacks than Europeans and Americans.

Qn: Is it possible for a person to have BP outside the normal range of 120/80 and yet be perfectly healthy?
Ans: Yes.

Qn: Marriages within close relatives can lead to heart problems for the child. Is it true?
Ans : Yes, co-sanguinity leads to congenital abnormalities and you may NOT have a software engineer as a child

Qn: Many of us have an irregular daily routine and many a times we have to stay late nights in office. Does this affect our heart? What precautions would you recommend?
Ans : When you are young, nature protects you against all these irregularities. However, as you grow older, respect the biological clock.

Qn: Will taking anti-hypertensive drugs cause some other complications (short/long term)?
Ans : Yes, most drugs have some side effects. However, modern anti-hypertensive drugs are extremely safe.

Qn: Will consuming more coffee/tea lead to heart attacks?
Ans : No.

Qn: Are asthma patients more prone to heart disease?
Ans : No.

Qn: How would you define junk food?
Ans : Fried food like Kentucky , McDonalds , Samosas, and even Masala Dosas.

Qn: You mentioned that Indians are three times more vulnerable. What is the reason for this, as Europeans and Americans also eat a lot of junk food?
Ans: Every race is vulnerable to some disease and unfortunately, Indians are vulnerable for the most expensive disease.

Qn: Does consuming bananas help reduce hypertension?
Ans: No.

Qn: Can a person help himself during a heart attack (Because we see a lot of forwarded e-mails on this)?
Ans: Yes. Lie down comfortably and put an aspirin tablet of any description under the tongue and ask someone to take you to the nearest coronary care unit without any delay and do not wait for the ambulance since most of the time, the ambulance does not turn up.

Qn: Do, in any way, low white blood cells and low hemoglobin count lead to heart problems?
Ans: No. But it is ideal to have normal hemoglobin level to increase your exercise capacity.

Qn: Sometimes, due to the hectic schedule we are not able to exercise. So, does walking while doing daily chores at home or climbing the stairs in the house, work as a substitute for exercise?
Ans : Certainly. Avoid sitting continuously for more than half an hour and even the act of getting out of the chair and going to another chair and sitting helps a lot.

Qn: Is there a relation between heart problems and blood sugar?
Ans: Yes. A strong relationship since diabetics are more vulnerable to heart attacksthan non-diabetics.

Qn: What are the things one needs to take care of after a heart operation?
Ans : Diet, exercise, drugs on time , Control cholesterol, BP, weight.

Qn: Are people working on night shifts more vulnerable to heart disease when compared to day shift workers?
Ans : No.

Qn: What are the modern anti-hypertensive drugs?
Ans: There are hundreds of drugs and your doctor will chose the right combination for your problem, but my suggestion is to avoid the drugs and go for natural ways of controlling blood pressure by walk, diet to reduce weight and changing attitudes towards lifestyles.

Qn: Does dispirin or similar headache pills increase the risk of heart attacks?
Ans : No.

Qn: Why is the rate of heart attacks more in men than in women?
Ans: Nature protects women till the age of 45. (Present Global census show that the Percentage of heart disease in women has increased than in men )

Qn: How can one keep the heart in a good condition?
Ans: Eat a healthy diet, avoid junk food, exercise everyday, do not smoke and, go for health checkups if you are past the age of 30 ( once in six months recommended) ….

Health is Wealth… Please share this with others so that we all can live a longer life.. Sharing is Caring…ThavaX

What you can do without your arms???

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Hi readers,today would like to share a mail sent by a reader. A very inspirational sets of pics… A must see pics!!!

Jessica was a person who born without arms due to a rare decease. Sure by now we will already been attacked by sympathy towards Jessica but wait!!!!…look at the pics first…maybe you will have a different feelings then…get inspired!!!

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She is a real inspiration…while we are giving hundreds of reason for living this life…She is flying high in the sky without 2 arms!!!…Lets stop giving reason and move on to our success… Share this if you really feel worth it…Sharing is Caring….ThavaX

Happenings in India (part 2)

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This post is continuation of part 1, if you haven’t checkout the part 1 please do check it out. This post contains some funny pics just to entertain ourself and nothing else. A reader mailed it to me. Hope you guys have some fun…

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Even a new flight needs some sacred safety…should Tony see this?

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Ladies!!!….hair straightening becomes easy…yaay…

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Latest tech!

Who say we need a luxury yacht to watch movie in the middle of the ocean!!!

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This is the real OVERLOAD!!!

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Limousines not limited to cars only..OK!

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This is the real PUBLIC toilet!

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Equal rights given to animals too!

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Bike on bike…yaay

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A lot of customers!

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Human weighing machine!

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Who say that only man can do this???

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Sure you have enjoyed this pics, now its time to share this post by clicking the share button below. Let your friends have some fun looking at this. Hopefully it will reduce some stress to everyone. If you haven’t subscribe to my blog,just click the subscribe button at left side of this post and its free. Your support will motivate me to come up with frequent new postings. Sharing is Caring… ThavaX

The Mercedes Maybach

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Hi readers, today’s post is about a car. Just want to share with you guys this beautiful piece of machine. The Mercedes Maybach,it costs around 1.3million USD. Hope you enjoy the pics.

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I love the last pic,a nice comfortable reclining seat for the rear passenger…This car is a total luxury and might be a dream come true for anyone. Sharing is Caring…ThavaX

Risky cycling!

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Hi readers, hows things going? Today’s post is about the real mountain bikers..received via mail from a friend.. Enjoy the pics of this dangerous but adventurous activity…

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Saw the pics? I think I am not dare enough to try this…you guys also don’t try this;))
Hope you have enjoyed this post…Sharing is Caring…thavax

Hospital Sultanah Aminah, Johor Bahru

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Hi readers, today I would like to utilize this post as a tribute to Johor GH. Hope you guys will read it.

Before I start, would like to give an intro about my son Vishwamitra. He was born as 7-month premature baby. His birth weight was 1.3kg. He was placed in the incubator. I was a happy father since he is my 1st child.The next day,I brought my family and friends for a dinner just to give them a treat. While coming back from the dinner,I got a call from Hospital. A doctor named Dr.Razali called,saying there is something weird about my son’s tummy. Its bloated badly and they need to drill a hole to see whats the problem. I was shocked as everything was stable and suddenly its a shocking news. So I and my best friend Kamal (@nicedevil79) rushed to the hospital and he was already transferred to NICU(Neonatal ICU). He was fully tubed and a hole already has been drilled and a black color liquid was oozing slowly from the hole. Then a Doctor named Dr.Ashok met me,he told me that they are suspecting that his intestine might have some problem but they need to open his tummy to confirm. So he gave me two possibility, either he has a small rupture on his intestine or part of his intestine might have died. So he asked me to pray that not the whole intestine has died because if that happens,they will stitch back his tummy and let him go to god since nothing much can be done. After hearing this I was jammed for a while as my wife is resting at home after delivery and weak and my son’s condition is such. I regain my energy and asked a few question to Dr.Ashok about the surgery and all. Then he gave some concern form to sign,I signed it and gave him. He phrased me for my confidence but only I know what I felt at that moment. Luckily my friend Kamal was there to support me. Then while driving back home,I was in a dilemma whether to tell my wife about this or not since she was very weak and I was not sure whether she can take it or not. Reached home and she was sleeping soundly. I didn’t disturb her sleep,me and my friend had a sleepless night sitting in the hall. It was about 7am she waked up  and I have no choice to tell her about the surgery and as expected she broke in to pieces. I tried to calm her down n let her rest at home and rush back to hospital for the surgery. Around 10:30 they bring him in to the operation theater. I and my friend waited at the front door of the OT,every second moved like an hour. Its getting late and still there is no sign of him. Then around 1:30pm they bring him out. I was a bit relieved.

He was back to NICU, doctors came and explained that there was a small rupture in his intestine and they need to do a stoma,meaning they put the intestine out at his tummy and he will be pooping through there. Its a temporary measure till he gain weight. But the problem with the stoma is we have to clean it frequently if not it will damage the surrounding skin. So we decided to clean and do a new dressing every 2 hours. So for him to get stable and discharged out took 2 months and my wife voluntarily admit her self to take care of him although she was very weak at the moment. She is a great mother. My job is to to and fro house to hospital daily a few times,providing food,laundry and all. It was a routine for 2 months and at last the day has come to discharge him out. We were jumping in happiness.  Once back home my wife still cant rest, every 2 hours she must clean him and every 3 hours must feed him with milk. She went through a very stressful time. She barely sleeps.

After 5 months, we were given an appointment to admit him again for the stoma closure surgery,its for normalizing back his intestine. Again we waited for few hours in front of OT. Then he was back. He need to fast for at least 5 days after the surgery,then slowly started on milk. he was quite ok. Then after more then 10 days he was discharged. We were happy again as things are getting better. But its not for long as after a week, his tummy bloated badly,we panicked and rush him back to hosp. Docs immediately admit him as they are also not sure whats the problem as there can be many factors. They put him under observation. Fasting again. Then try to feed a little milk but it didn’t help. Tummy bloated again. So they decided to open him again. Imagine he is 5 months old and have to go through 3rd surgery. So we ready our self for the surgery. The worst part of the surgery is you have to wear the operation theater suit with the hair cap and all and carry the baby into the OT and hand him over to the doctors,they will tell you to kiss the baby if you wanted to. Then you will be in blank mode for few hours till the patient is out fro OT. Ok, back to my story, we waited till evening then he was out from OT. This time he was sent to Pediatric ICU for close monitoring. After a day they transferred him to normal wad. Then again started with fasting and after five days feeding was started and slowly increased,this time we were stationed there for nearly a month,my car become my home and hospital become our family home,all the nurses begin to know us well. My son became doctor’s favorite. Learn a lot of things,met a lot of new people,it was a great experience for us given by our son and we appreciate every bit of it.

Now we can feel the peace,our bundle of JOY is playing and started to talk in weird language. Life gets lovely.

Thats what happen in the past 7 months. I would like to highlight few things about this hospital. First,we went to a private hosp but thankfully a person advise us on the cost of taking care of a premature baby in private hospital. He quoted that its about 3k to 4k PER DAY!!! Imagine if he was there nearly 3 months,so try to calculate and see. So the doctor advice us that GH is better and more experienced in handling this kind of cases. So thats why we transferred to GH.

I never expect that GH can be so nice. I will give a thumbs up for their cleanliness,the cleaners are very dedicated and the toilets are regularly cleaned. Then their security guards, to my surprise,they are very understanding and helpful. The nurses, kind,understanding and very helpful.Last but not least,the doctors and surgeons. I would like to name a few doctors here. Special thanks to Ms.Muthu and Mr. Razali,both of them are chief surgeons for children and their assisting doctors ,Dr.Fazliana,Dr.Lim,Dr.Amanda and Dr.Anand. When this whole team walks in for the morning visit, I felt like watching the TV serial “HOUSE”. They are dedicated,humble,super caring and really has passion for their job. They really know what they are doing and I learned meaning of professionalism from them. We will not forget this people forever,they gave our son a new life. Hopefully one day my son will read this blog post to know what happened to him and how many battle he went through to have his live and appreciate life to the max.

Here are some pics taken during our stay in JB GH…

Hospital front views…

Vishwamitra tops the list😛

Our bed….

Seaview from our floor…

night view….

Thistle Hotel view fro PICU floor…

Between buildings

Rear view with blur effect

My favorite tree at car park

Cleaning service in-progress

I have shared all this just to let you all know that life will be full of hardship and obstacles,never ever give up as there will b a day where we will succeed. Would like to thank supportive tweeps from tweeter during this whole period, you guys really supportive and also would like to thank my wife Shima aka @MrsThavax for her sacrifice..never seen someone like her and I wont!… Thansk for reading as Sharing is Caring …Thavax

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