Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Handle with Care by Jodi Picoult

When Charlotte and Sean O’Keefe’s daughter, Willow, is born with severe osteogenesis imperfecta, they are devastated – she will suffer hundreds of broken bones as she grows, a lifetime of pain. As the family struggles to make ends meet to cover Willow’s medical expenses, Charlotte thinks she has found an answer. If she files a wrongful birth lawsuit against her ob/gyn for not telling her in advance that her child would be born severely disabled, the monetary payouts might ensure a lifetime of care for Willow. But it means that Charlotte has to get up in a court of law and say in public that she would have terminated the pregnancy if she’d known about the disability in advance – words that her husband can’t abide, that Willow will hear, and that Charlotte cannot reconcile. And the ob/gyn she’s suing isn’t just her physician – it’s her best friend.

I think everyone should take some time and read this book. Sedih. How certain problem impossible to be solved due to misunderstanding, let alone little kids who suffered from that. How communication is important in any relationships. Afauh ada gaya gak aku nih. Hihi. But seriously, Jodi Picoult has done a great job. Can we survive if we ever destined to have OI kid? or why can't we?

February 14, 2002
Things break all the time. Glass, and dishes, and fingernails. Cars and contracts and potato chips. You can break a record, a horse, a dollar. You can break the ice. There are coffee breaks and lunch breaks and prison breaks. Day breaks, waves break, voices break. Chains can be broken. So can silence, and fever.

For the last two months of my pregnancy, I made lists of these things, in the hopes that it would make your birth easier.

Promises break.

Hearts break.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Knowledge & Arts Tour 2009


DAY 7: 12th July 2009 (Sunday), 10am-5pm, Dewan Kuliah Utama, University Malaya (UM): "YOUTH EXPERIENCE: Life, Sex, Freedom & God" with Suhaib Webb, Abdur Raheem Green, Dr. Harlina & Hussein Yee.If you only had one day to spare, this is the session not to be missed! Definitely inspirational, maybe even life-changing!

DAY 8: 13th July 2009 (Monday), 8.00pm, Theatrette, Main Block, HELP University College, Pusat Bandar Damansara:
"Live, Learn, and Prevail: Conquering Today without Regret" with Suhaib Webb

DAY 9: 14th July 2009 (Tuesday), 8.00pm, Lecture Theater FIT (XR0001), Multimedia University (MMU) Cyberjaya:
"Revenge of the Fallen: Facing the Deceptions" with Suhaib Webb. Download poster for this session here

DAY 10: 15th July 2009 (Wednesday), 8.00pm, Main Auditorium, International Islamic University (IIUM) Gombak:
"Synchronized Quran & Sunnah" with Suhaib Webb


I would highly recommend everyone to join and take advantage of this tour. SUHAIB WEBB rocks!!


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