Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Malaysian Pharmacist's Salaries


I've been telling that pharmacists is one of the professions that earn high on my previous post. so, why don't we have a basic overview on how much Malaysian pharmacists earn these days. The figures are as stated below.

Basic Salary: RM2274.71

Fixed Allowance for Public Services: RM300.00

Housing Allowances: RM250.00 (depends on the duty area)

COLA*: RM100 - RM300.00

Critical Allowances: RM 750

Total: RM 3674.71 - RM 3874.71

*cost of living allowance

The above figures are just a rough estimation. it is varies depending upon the place(hospital/ klinik kesihatan) u are posted once graduated.
study well, serve the nations
then only
you are worth for it

Saturday, 17 November 2012

Save Gaza. Pray for Gaza

I can't bear seeing all the posts and pictures in facebook describe the situations in Gaza, Palestine. They all have been tortured, persecuted, and killed by Jewish army laknatullah heartlessly. I know nothing i can do except praying for them.

so, why don't you help me says a prayer for them too

"ya Allah ya tuhanku,kami bermohon atas kekuasaan Mu,atas kekuatan Mu.Kau berikanlah kekuatan kepada mereka.hamba2 Mu yang sanggup berjuang demi menegakkan agama Mu ya Allah.jadikanlah setiap titik darah syahid yang tumpah di bumi Mu ini,sebagai doa untuk menghapuskan segala kekejaman tentera yahudi laknatullah.Kau turunkanlah balasan yang setimpalnya kepada mereka yang menyakiti hambaMu ya Allah.tempatkan lah syurga kepada hamba2Mu yang syahid dan gugur di bumi Mu ini.pimpinkan lah mereka dengan segala doa,peneguh kekuatan.kerana,senjata yang paling berkesan dan kuat adalah doa org mukmin kepada Mu ya rabb.ya Allah,aku bermohon kepadaMu,dengan perasaan sangat2 kerdil dan seikhlas yang mungkin.tiada tuhan yang dapat menunaikan segala doa dan keinginan kami,melainkan Mu ya Allah.aku bersaksi bahawa tiada tuhan yang disembah melainkan Allah dan aku bersaksi bahawa Nabi Muhammad itu persuruh Allah..aamiin ya rabb"

-ukthi khadijah-

This isn't a painting. This is a real Gaza's people house

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Let's Voting

 25 SEPTEMBER 2013

Monday, 17 September 2012

3rd Anniversary Celebration

Guess where were we on 15th September 2012 by looking at these pictures

Already have the answer? Are you sure it's a correct answer?
Here we go

Yes, we went to Genting Highlands and spent a day there.
It is such a memorable time being with him to celebrate our 3rd anniversary.
Thank you for the treats dear! ^_^

Monday, 27 August 2012

100 Truth?


1. Last beverage
Sky juice

2. Last phone call:
Akmal Azmi

3. Last text message:
Akmal Azmi

4. Last song you listened to:

5. Last time you cried:
20 August 2012


6. Dated someone twice:

7. Been cheated on:

8. Kissed someone & regretted it:

9. Lost someone special:

10. Been depressed:

11. Been drunk and threw up:


12. Colorful
13. Pastel
14. Light and soft colors


15. Made a new friend:
Definitely yes

16. Fallen out of love:

17. Laughed until you cried:
I guess yes

18. Met someone who changed you:

19. Found out who your true friends were:
Not Sure

20. Found out someone was talking about you:
Yes. Accidentally.

21. Kissed anyone on your friend's list:
Yep. On their cheeks

22. How many people on your friends list do you know in real life:
92% roughly. i don't friend with strangers

23. How many kids do you want?:
Two at least

24. Do you have any pets:
Yes. But not really mine

25. Do you want to change your name:
No, thanks. I think Siti Nur Izati suits me very well

26. What did you do for your last birthday:
Thanked my mom for bringing me to her world

27. What time did you wake up today:
9a.m sharp

28. What were you doing at midnight:
Going online and then sleep tight.

29. Name something you CANNOT wait for:

30. Last time you saw your Mother:
She's right in front of me now

31. What is one thing you wish you could change about your life:
A better life

32. What are you listening to right now :
Fans blowing

33. Have you ever talked to a person named Tom:
Yes. Talking Tom Cat

34. What's getting on your nerves right now:
Electrical impulse

35. Most visited webpage:
Facebook, Blogspot, Yahoo.

36. Whats your real name:
Siti Nur Izati

37. Nicknames:
Izati, zati, ezatieya, kakti, tie.

38. Relationship Status:
I am having a steady partner

39. Zodiac sign:

40. Male or female?:

41. Primary School?:
Sekolah Kebangsaan Pangkalan TLDM II, Lumut Perak
Sekolah Kebangsaan Desa Tun Hussien Onn, Kuala Lumpur
Sekolah Kebangsaan Seri Manjung, Perak

42. Secondary School?:
Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Seri Manjung, Perak
MJSC Kuala Berang, Terangganu.

43. High school/college/university?
Center of Science Foundation University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur
Pharmacy Dept, Medical Faculty, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur

44. Hair colour:
Not yet grayish

45. Long or short:

46. Height:

47. Do you have a crush on someone?
Back then.

48: What do you like about yourself?
Almost everything

49. Piercings

51. Righty or lefty:


52. First surgery:
Not yet

53. First piercing:
When i was 5 or 6 years old

54. First best friend:
Sayang Noor Zusyafiqah binti Zulkifli

55. First sport you joined:
High Jump and Marching

56. First vacation:
Underwater World Singapore or Malacca Zoo. I am not sure which one is my first.

58. First pair of trainers:


59. Eating:

60. Drinking:
Also no

61. I'm about to:
Logging Out

62. Listening to:
Drill machine. Home renovation in progress

63. Waiting on:
My lil sister return home from school


64. Want kids?:
Definitely. My own kids. The heir of the family

65. Get Married?:
Wishing to. As soon as i get the job

66. Career?:
Future pharmacist.


67. Lips or eyes:

68. Hugs or kisses:

69. Shorter or taller:

70. Older or Younger:

71. Romantic or spontaneous:

72. Nice stomach or nice arms:
Nice manner

73. Sensitive or loud:

74. Hook-up or relationship:

75. Trouble maker or hesitant:


76. Kissed a stranger:

77. Drank hard liquor:

78. Lost glasses/contacts:
I don't wear any

79. Sex on first date:
Definitely no

80. Broken someone's heart:
Used to

82. Been arrested:

83. Turned someone down:
Yes i think

84. Cried when someone died:
Unavoidable. Normal human sense

85. Fallen for a friend?:
I do


86. Yourself:
Absolutely. It's so undeniable

87. Miracles:
Exactly. He did it. Kun FaYa Kun

88. Love at first sight:
Not really

89. Heaven:
Of Course

90. Pick up line:

91. Kiss on the first date:
Definitely no

92. Angels:


94. Had more than 1 girlfriend/boyfriend at a time:

95. Did you sing today?:
Not yet

96. Ever cheated on somebody?:

97. If you could go back in time, how far would you go?:
I won't go back in time. I wish time would run faster.

98. If you could pick a day from last year and relive it, what would it be?:
No idea

99. Are you afraid of falling in love?:

100. Posting this as 100 truths?:
Hurm.. No, I think 70:30 would be relevant.

I am Me

I'm perfect in my imperfections, 
happy in my pain, 
strong in my weaknesses
beautiful in my own way 
I'm me.

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Marigold HL Milk

After trying so many types of milk products since my secondary school up till now include Fernleaf, Nespray, Anlene, Dutch-lady and etc, i finally found the best milk i ever tasted. yeah! it's been awhile. and i'm being so fussy when it comes to the milk. i was a milk hater once ago. but after i learnt about skeletal system and bones during secondary school and further deep about osteoporosis during my degree i realized that i have to take early steps to maintain this healthy bones growing of mine. of course to reduce the risk of getting osteoporosis and directly avoiding the bone fracture during my golden age. i'm preventing it now! 

oh! for knowledge sharing,
osteoporosis is the condition of decreasing in bone mass and microarchitectural deterioration of bone tissues resulting in bone porosity, fragility and thus increased susceptibility to fracture

as most of people aware that the women have high risk getting this disease compare to the men due to the factor of declining in estrogen hormones when women reach menopause. estrogen is very crucial in calcium body balance besides the vitamin D, parathyroid hormones and calcitonin. 

the current status of treatment for the person that already having osteoporosis is only to minimize the bone loss, delay the progression of osteoporosis, preventing bone fracture and stabilize the bone mass and strength. this disease is seems to be irreversible. meaning that, we treat the osteoporosis is purposely to avoid the patient gets bone fracture(which is more tremendous) by delay the progression of the disease with minimizing the bone loss and stabilize the bone mass.

the principles of the treatment for this disease are to increase bone formation and reduce bone resorption. these are the list of drugs which currently used in hospital for that purpose: bisphosphonates (alendronate, risedronates, ibandronates, pamidronates), raloxifene, cinecalcet, teriparatides, and calcium and vitamin D supplements. 

back to our main topic. actually i wanna talk about this new favorite of mine. the one i've been looking for. A super healthy diet!

i am falling in love with this milk when i was given a tester during its promotion at MidValley Mega Mall. love at the very first gulp?

they come  in various flavors(banana isn't available in Malaysia). as for me i chose chocolate milk. both my lil sis and bro love it too. plain milk is delicious as well. not like other milk product, marigold HL having their own unique and refreshing taste. they even low in fat!

this is another new Marigold HL low fat product. i don't know how it taste. but, what if you give a try?

MARIGOLD HL LOW FAT MILK is high in calcium and proteins but low in fats. That is why so many active, shapely and body conscious milk drinkers love it. they also low in lactose, which means it won't give you stomach discomfort. What's more? these milks are fortified with 9 Vitamins (A, B1, B3, B6, B12, C, D, E & Folic Acid) and provides 56% more proteins than ordinary full cream milk.they are definitely the only pasteurised Low Fat Milk that gives you the perfect balance of highs and lows for good health!.

the nutrition fact have no different between the plain and the chocolate milk. however this milk is not recommended for toddlers and growing kids because it don't provides enough energies and nutrients for growing bodies. it is purposely for adult as supplement for the daily diet. 

besides drinking as it is, you can also consume it with cereals or take it as smootie and milkshake.

Marigold website provide lots more other recipes 

well, the market price of the Marigold HL Low Fat is RM4.30 to less than RM5.00 for 1 Litre.

for those who still seeking for the best-healthy-tasty-fresh milk, here my recommendation. Marigold HL Low Fat is a great choice. at least for me. this is just a piece of sharing that could be beneficial. thanks for spending time reading this peeps!

another Marigold milk products you should try :)

Thursday, 26 July 2012

Stressed Out!

#20June2012 Wednesday.


Saturday, 21 July 2012

Ahlan wa Sahlan ya Ramadhan

To all muslimin and muslimat, 
Happy Holy Month of  Ramadhan and May All of Us Managed to Fulfill the Fourth of the Five Pillars of Islam Successfully.

      Besides the five-times-daily prayer, fasting during the month of Ramadan is compulsory on each and every Muslims who had reached puberty.  It's most visible and recognizable of Muslim acts the world over. During the 30-odd days of Ramadan, Muslims are required to fast during daylight hours starting from dawn(Subuh) until dusk(Maghrib). During fasting Muslims are prohibited from drinking, eating and abstain from bodily pleasures like sex or other forms of sensual abandon. The focus is on humility, spiritual oneness with God and social oneness with the community.

      Although Ramadan is when Muslims fast most, they may fast voluntarily the rest of the year. For example, fast for three days a month or six days during the month of Syawal, or fast on Mondays and Thursdays. Each of these proscriptions is recognized in Islam. For different religions, we are practicing different ways of fasting. But every religion believed that, fasting having great advantages include developing a healthy lifestyle, building healthy body, helping body digestive system, strengthening the faith towards our Almighty Allah and purifying one’s body and soul. Plus, fasting also can increase the patience, self-control and reducing temper. The advantages are very diverse. So let's grab the chance while we still in this Barakah month.

Thursday, 19 July 2012

Why I Get Paid So Goddamned Much

***Patient Dialogue
***Pharmacist Dialogue

"Yes, I'm calling to get a refill of my blood pressure medicine." 

I could have just done what the woman wanted and filled her blood pressure medicine. One more prescription to get credit for and one more sale in the cash register. That's what I'm here for you know, just to put pills in a bottle.
Instead my super-spidey pharmacy sense kicked in.

"Well, I see we haven't filled these for you since October, has everything been going alright with your medicine?"

"Oh yes, it seems to work just fine, it's just that I don't need it that often"

Yes. This was definitely going to be a case for super-pharmacist.

"Hmmmmmm......well, blood pressure is usually a type of condition that's treated all the time....."

One of the reasons I make so damn much is because I know stuff like that.

"Well sometimes it gets up over 150 you know. And I'm scared I'm gonna have a stroke or something."
"I see, well do you have a blood pressure machine at home?"

I will point out again, I could have just filled her pills. That's all she was looking for. If I had just put some pills in a bottle I would have had a happy customer.

"Uh-huh. I usually measure it once a week or so, and most of the time it's OK, but sometimes it gets up to 150 or so."

"Well it's normal for a person's blood pressure to go up and down over the course of a day. The problem is when it goes up and stays up"


I'll also point out, that I was putting other people's pills in their bottles the entire time this conversation was going on.

"Oh sure, your doctor probably told you something like that when he wrote the prescription."

 I needed to find out where the doctor was in this mess.

"He said he wasn't sure if I was gonna need 'em or not, but honey, he went over everything so fast, I can't remember half of what he said." 

So now I knew the doctor's role. He started the process and then was nowhere to be found when the next time he was needed. I was on my own here. So was she. That's why I now became her honey.

"I tell you what."

I could hear the happy anticipation in her voice that someone in a white coat was actually going to give helpful guidance. I could have told her to hop-up and down-on one foot and cluck like a chicken at that point and she happily would have.

"Take your blood pressure a couple times a day here for the next few days. Mix it up.....sometimes in the morning, afternoon, sometimes in the evening, after eating, before eating, you get the idea, right?"

"Oh sure"

"Keep track of it in a notebook or something, then call me back in a few days and we'll figure out what to do about these high blood pressure pills"

She called me back today and has better blood pressure readings than I do. THAT'S WHY I MAKE SO GODDAMN MUCH. Not because my blood pressure's higher than hers, but because I can figure out when it's best not to make a sale.

DrugMonkey. Your Pharmacist May Hate You: You Wanna Know Why I Get Paid So Goddamned Much? I'll Tell You Why I Get Paid So Goddamned Much [Internet]. 2008 July 21 [cited 2012 July 17]. Available from: http://drugmonkey.blogspot.com/2008/07/you-wanna-know-why-i-get-paid-so.htm

Have you ever notice the person with white coat, doing a ward round in the morning, checking patient condition with no stethoscope around their neck neither in the pocket is a pharmacist?   

Do you ever realize who's the person spending lot times with you, listening you mumbling and ensure you are taking your medicine in the right dose and time is a pharmacist?

Don't you know the person that give consultation regarding the medicines intake when you are about to discard from the hospital?

don't you?

Friday, 13 July 2012

Why Pharmacist are Paid High?

My eyes was caught by this popular-search-keywords "why pharmacist paid so much" when i was googling recently. Well, it's kinda big issue bought up by some people. Without further delayed, I started to read some of the articles posted regarding the issues.

The fundamental role of pharmacists as a healthcare practitioner was to distribute drugs that had been prescribed to patients. In these days, pharmacists advise patients and health care providers on the selection, dosages, drugs interactions, and side effects of medications.

       They also act as a middle person between a prescriber (doctor) and a patient. Besides, pharmacists also monitor the health and progress of patients to ensure the safe and effective use of medication. Pharmacists may prepare the prescribed medications. However, many medicines are now produced by pharmaceutical companies in a standard dosage and suitable drug delivery form. But, still certain medications have to be prepared once it is prescribed due to certain factors.

     One of the most important roles that pharmacists are currently taking on is one of pharmaceutical care. Pharmaceutical care involves taking direct responsibility on the patient's disease states, medications, and the management. It helps in improving the outcome for each patient. Pharmaceutical care gives many benefits such as decreasing in medication errors, increasing patient compliance to medication regimen, better chronic disease state management, strong pharmacist-patient relationship and decreased long-term costs of medical care.

    Believe it or not, pharmacists are often the first point-of-contact for patients with health inquiries. This means that pharmacists have large roles in the assessing medication management in patients, and in referring patients to physicians. Other roles include:

  • compounding medicines
  • pharmacokinetic of drug evaluation
  • providing pharmaceutical information
  • supervising pharmacy technicians and other staffs
  • referrals to other health professionals if necessary
  • double check of dispensing medicines on prescription
  • provision of non-prescription or over-the-counter drugs
  • promoting public health by administering immunizations
  • assessment of patients with non-diagnosed or diagnosed conditions
  • clinical medication management, including reviewing and monitoring of medication regimens
  • specialized monitoring of disease states, such as dosing drugs in renal and hepatic failure patient
  • providing patients with health monitoring and advice, including advice and treatment of common ailments and disease states
  • education and counselling for patients and other health care providers on optimal use of medicines (e.g. proper use, avoidance of overdose medication)

With all the arguments above, do you still wanna deny our right of getting high payment?

     All the stated roles above are most likely comply to the pharmacist who work in the hospital especially. Most of the people unaware that, lots of branches for the graduated pharmacy students to practice the knowledge they've gained to uphold the professionalism of pharmacist.
These include the:
  1. Community Pharmacist
  2. Enforcement
  3. Hospital Pharmacist
  4. Clinical Pharmacist
  5. Lawyer 
  6. Industrial Pharmacist
  7. Lecturer
  8. Researcher
  9. Radio-pharmacist
  10. Consulting Pharmacist
  11. home health Pharmacist
  12. Military Pharmacist
  13. Etc. 

As for me, I'm more attracted to serve the patients in the hospital as hospital pharmacist or be in the industry field as industrial pharmacist. Interested to know what industry pharmacist is all about? I think I'll update on it later. 

Thursday, 7 June 2012

Final Exam Papers Start!

 it's the final countdown.
today is the day. 
lets do our best course-mates!

Sunday, 27 May 2012



After more than a month i didn't update this blog. But it still looks great. Just like the last day i left. No dusts, no spider webs, no creepy crawlies neither craps. You know why? Because i have maid who always do cleaning on my blog. *tired with bloggers who always complained their dusty blog*

Kinda busy with other commitments these days. Not to mention what. Well, campus life is one of the hectic parts of life. Only today i got the courage to write something. Maybe due to the study week syndromes attack? Out of sudden, bloggers will frequently update their blog, vlogger busy with video shooting, gamers actively play again, shoppers enjoying shopping, tones of movies finished within hours, hundred of songs are downloading but,but,but none of the notes are touch neither open. this always happened until you realized that study week is already over. does it?

anyway, just telling that a series of flashbacks on my precious April are published. Only pictures. But i believed, somehow picture talk better than words. Hurm, how my May treat me? I think i gonna update that on June since May will end soon. hehe

#Finished talking.

Flashback: Perfect Camping

 27 & 28 April 2012 :Rehlah Sinergian, Lopo Blue River Chalet and Camp.

the two days program tentative 

Committee members

the registration

our sporting lil sisters


everyone excited to be the jungle ladies

jungle guys?

2 hours journey started

after a real long journey, went uphill, we finally reached our destination. a very beautiful place. His creation :)

our pioneers. :)

we cherished all the moments being together. i totally enjoyed it!
 #love outdoor activities