1] I watched Nona yesterday and part of the program covers on the discovery of cord blood stem cells, believed to be able to treat certain type of diseases. It is still new in Malaysia, i think less than four private companies are currently offering the cord blood banks services. The blood is taken from the newborn's umbilical cord and placenta right after birth, courier to the blood bank and is stored for future use under certain temperature. I surfed the net just now, the blood can be used to treat a number of blood and immune-system related genetic diseases, cancers, and disorders, and also for diseases usually treated with bone marrow transplants. Some of the true cases featured by one of the private banks in Malaysia revealed the success of treating patient with thalassemia, foot ulcers, and leg been amputated due to diabetic. (Just for info, a stem cell is the one that can develops other blood types in our body, namely the red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets).
The rough cost for subscribing the service, RM800 for collecting the blood and another RM250 p/annum for the storage fee. Not sure whether there's any hidden costs involved. So anyone cares to comment? u're almost welcome. I still havent search on the ethical issues underlying the storage of this cells for transplant/usage of other people....will put up the info once i've done my reading on that.
2] Im about to enter my fifth-month of pregnancy journey, and the baby has starts wriggling here n there, producing soft movements that sometimes very hard to locate. What a nice moment.....
3] Being cheeky at certain times, Idlan will call me 'Ibu' or his abah 'Ayah' followed by his mischievous smile. He'll continue addressing us like that while pleading and asking for something. When 'ibu' does not work i'll turn into 'mummy' the minutes after :p Sangat manja sekarang dan pandai buat2 merajuk :) He eats on his own now, nevertheless i've to be extra patient during n after meal times, picking up the leftovers on the floor.
4] Exam is over, and i've determined to finish up Adam Khoo's book while the time permits. We'll see if im inspired enough as Farra, striving for a financial freedom :) But one thing for sure, we will not switch to a new sofa....definitely not NOW hehe...be frugal ok! And yes tomorrow am gonna queue in for this one blue chip shares i've aiming for since the past few weeks but am just too lazy to go to TH and withdraw the money. But hey if u dont make a move do not expect the money to be rolling over in front of ur eyes like a magic :p You're no way a Copperfield arent u?
.............last but not least, am also determine to stock up the freezer with karipap and popia frozen, my hubby's favourite (off-topic sket :p) while having this 2-week holiday break!