Tuesday, May 24, 2005
Monday, May 23, 2005
There are totally 18 colleagues (including me) and I am the only staff working as MIS Specialist. I have to take care all IT stuff, telecom and some administration tasks.
General feeling is good here ... a little problem that I have to spend time to cope with, is only 4 out of 18 colleagues are male.
Saturday, May 21, 2005
Tuesday, May 17, 2005
I started working in Getronics as an Engineer in July, 2000, then promoted to Project Engineer in July 2001, and then Senior Project Engineer in January 2004 until now.
I was actually expecting to quit by the end of June 2002 - It was common that engineers changing jobs for development and better packages - it happened to me only in year 2005. There were two reasons why I preferred to stay longer in Getronics:
- SARS in Hong Kong, general economic down-turn
- Customers (or I prefer introducing them as "Friends") working with me
I really enjoyed every moments working with colleagues, customers, clients and most of them evenually became my friends. As many of you might already know this - I am enthusiastic in helping people in computing, because I believe computers are being invented for helping human, not bringing problems to us. In real world, I could earn my "just-enough" salary after helping my customers. In my world, I am satisfied after my friends are happy with their computers. Simple but a powerful force pushing me to do better in each and next task request.
Many of my customers/clients are now my friends. I treasure every one of you because of the happiness, warmth, laugthers and memories from all of you. I am the one being loved and cared. I learned and developed much from all of you. Thanks God giving me all of you to my life and made it wonderful and incredible!
May 17 is not an end I am sure. All of you should have my mobile numbers and email address, right? Feel free to give me a call when you think of me, or an email when you need someone to help you. I am here, next to you, from now and in future.
Have a nice day then.
Wednesday, May 11, 2005
從伯母身體切除下來的腫瘤證實是腸臟基質腫瘤 (gastrointestinal stromal tumors, GIST) ，一般在香港被稱為小腸癌。
手術於 4 月 27 日成功完成，伯母亦於 5 月 8 日出院，現時經已返回家中休息。傷口復原情況理想，但身體仍然虛弱及沒有胃口進食。醫生說伯母必須身體狀況再好些才可以開始接受藥物 Gleevec 治療。
關於藥物 Gleevec (或 Glivec)
2001 年開始，治療血癌 (CML) 的 target therapy 藥物 Gleevec 進入 FDA 第二階段的臨床測試，研究人員發現 Gleevec 對 GIST 的癌病亦有幫助。臨床測試顯示， Gleevec 能把生存率提升近一倍 (臨床測試為期兩年 (2001 ~ 2003年) ，接受 Gleevec 的病人於兩年後的生存率比起沒有接受藥物的高近一倍) ，亦可以減慢甚至控制癌細胞的生長。
不過 Gleevec 這藥物十分昂貴，平均每一個月需費港幣 $18,500 (以每日 400mg 計算) 。而且由於這藥物是控制癌細胞的生長，故必須長期服用，對一般 GIST 的病者及其家人是一個很沉重的負擔。
我們知道在其他國家都有Gleevec (或 Glivec) 這藥出售，不過價錢則可以有很大分別。我們希望可以多找關於這種藥物的資料，如果在某些國家或地方的售價是較低而貨源是可靠的話，我們也希望知道能否轉售過來。又因為在美國 (以至很多國家) 都有小腸癌的病人，他們如何面對這病？會否有一些 alternative therapy 或飲食上可以注意的地方能改善病情？如果你有這些消息，也歡迎你告訴我們。
Tuesday, May 03, 2005
Monday, May 02, 2005
朋友看見了這 blog ；也有些舊同學，通了電話，三數分鐘；不用多說，兩三句說話，大家都明白了。不用多說明和形容，也不用甚麼的安慰說話，心裡想甚麼，要支持甚麼，要幫助甚麼，全都明白了：大家都明白、心照了。
他們是誰？全都是從城大來的，學系同學和 BBS 認識的朋友。