Sunday, March 15, 2015
those were the exact words the patient replied with when i asked her if she was having a late dinner. it's the local phrase for a supplementary meal.
admitted for a nose procedure the next day, she was eating fried mee with fried chicken when i dropped in on her at 9pm. having had dinner just 3 hrs before & now, another full portioned fried meal? i'd suppose that's common practice in this age of 24-hour fast-food restaurants & mamak shops.
still, she ought to exercise (pun intended) caution considering that she's only 22 years of age & already weighing 99kgs.
there must be some truth in a recent print report that Malaysia is the most obese nation in the region. furthermore, a case is being brought up at the European Court of Justice to consider obesity as a disablility. the implication for employers is that they may have to treat overweight employees better & even provide support, be it psychological or medical.
we may not be far behind this.