Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Wellness Classes and Support Groups

The NCSM is housed in a fairly large building in Jalan Raja Muda Aziz,Kuala Lumpur. One of its key facility is the Resource and Wellness Centre. The resource centre conduct classes and workshops for those diagnosed with cancer, their families and caregivers. All activities are free of charge, but donations and volunteers are welcomed.

The following classes are conducted:

Qi Gong. Every Sunday morning 10.00am to 1.00pm.

Yoga with Relaxation. Saturday morning 8.00am to 10.00am.

Massage And Aromatherapy. Wednesdays and Thurdays. By appointment.

Post Mastectomy Exercise Classes. Tuesdays. 11.00am to 1.00pm. By appointment.

Dietary Advice. Online. Email to contact@cancer.org.my

Lifestyle changes workshops. Every 2nd and 3rd Tuesdays of each month. 10.00am to 2.00pm.

Prostrate cancer support group. Every 3rd Thursday of the month, session conducted bi-monthly. 2.00pm to 4 pm.

Pink Unity. Last Saturday of each month. 11.00am to 1.00pm.

For more information or registration for the above activities. Please call 03-2698 7300 or email to contact@cancer.org.my

I attend the Qi Gong class and attend the Prostrate Cancer Support Group session. You may catch up with me there.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Discipline, Self-discipline is the real key to fighting cancer

I had posted earlier, the ABCDs of fighting cancer. Attitude, Believe, Change and Discipline. Whilst all ABCD are indeed important factors, discipline is in truth, the single most important and critical factor in fighting cancer. ABCD is written in this order because of basic alphabetical convention. Not that attitude is more important than the rest of the other factors.
Allow me to elaborate a bit more in detail, my experience with discipline. Such a simple word but so hard to apply, particularly self-discipline. Perhaps it was poor knowledge and no self-discipline that had got us into trouble in the first place.
We were disciplined as young children by our parents. We were disciplined by our teachers when in school. We were disciplined when we joined the army and other uniformed organisations. In fact we expect some form of discipline in our place of work, on the roads with other users and of course we have to queue and things like that. It implies requirements for general good behaviour.  Basically we are to follow a set of established rules, conventions, rules of engagements, standing orders, operating procedures and what not; for fear of punishment. So punishment is the stick behind discipline. It is the sole motivator for us to be disciplined. But self discipline? How do we punish ourselves? Whilst the stick is behind discipline, a carrot is usually behind self- discipline. We get rewarded with good self-discipline.
Who would want to discipline a 67 years old man? Who would indeed have the heart to punish a cancer patient? Any age. Thus we would have to look at self-discipline. Be good, take our medications; be good, exercise more; be good, change your life style and eating habits. It needs self-discipline to make changes by ourselves and for ourselves. We must be focused on the carrots it brings for self-discipline.
In my case I try to impose self-punishments whenever I loose myself in self-discipline. For example, I have set myself to do regular Qi Gong exercises. In doing Qi Gong, I would have to do a lot of repeats. I would have to count the number of counts in the set of exercises. But I would loose count, as I get distracted easily. Was it 59 counts or 69 counts? My self-punishment would be to take the less count, regardless. So I would have to do 10 more counts. Cool ya?
I told myself that coffee is not good for me. So I had stopped taking coffee like I used to; sometimes 6 cups a day. I feel lousy being deprived of coffee. Sometimes I take a sip or two from my wife’s cup. Just cannot tahan. For self-punishment, I’ll have drink 3 cups of water to dilute the tiny sips of coffee taken.

In times when we ran out of my fresh vegetables and fruits in the house. I would not eat anything else. I’ll have to just drink my green tea and to take a nap or watch the TV. No lunch or dinner. That is my imposed self-discipline to eat healthy foods only. Eat healthy foods or nothing. But once in a while I treat myself to a grand indulgence of wicked foods.

Self-discipline should be self-imposed for rewards. It needs a lot of self-confidence and dedication to the end results. Try it. Do not punish yourself. Give yourself a treat once in a while.

Friday, August 13, 2010

When life pushes you down

Here is another truth to be told.

When life pushes you down, push back!
That’s what you’re here for.
You’re capable, you’re creative, you’re full of life and energy.
You have what it takes to move yourself forward around any obstacle.
Don’t let anything stop you.

Take strength from meeting the challenges, and move ahead.
The struggles you face are just what you need to fulfill your potential for greatness.

A year from now, when you look back at today,
you’ll see that the problem you’re so concerned with right now,
was another valuable lesson waiting to be learn

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The truth of life

I came upon a beautiful quote from pravsword.com

We make them cry who care for us
We cry for those who never care for us
And we cry for those who will never cry for us
This is the truth of life; it is strange but true
Once you realise this, it is not too late to change

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Please help to save a young Life

Hi everybody,

I received the following appeal in my mail. I pray that God will grant her a bit more time so that a bone marrow match is found for her. Please help to save a life.

Thank you
Allen Lai

A simple forward this mail to others will be a meritorious deed, and it doesn't waste much of your time.

Thank you for doing that in advance. Please act as soon as possible.

Chen Siew Cheng : Tel : (02)23708099, Fax : (02)25507098. Please forward to the person who has
AB blood type of bone marrow and hope everybody will forward the mail to your friends so that they can have the opportunity to find the 'right person' to help.

The success rate maybe very slim, that's why we used the e-mail method hope to find the right person. It may not be the smart method, but to us, this is final chance.

To the family member of the leukaemia (blood cancer) patient, every second count. We anxiously need a AB blood type of person to donate his/her bone marrow, and although it only have very little chance to match, but we still have hope for it. Because of your loving kindness to pass the mail along, she may stand a chance to recover.

So, please put a little effort, the little girl may have chance to live because of you.
Thank you very much and a thousand words cannot express our appreciation.

Lim Seong Boon

Hope for our children

Hope for our children

Presentation of family portrait

MOU Signed

Mr Skelchy and Mr Chris Yong

You cannot be happier than this

Me trying a new T

Smile, you matter

Mr Chris Yong and Staff of CM

Mr Anthony Skelchy, President NCSM

Group photo

Thank you Court Malaysia

I was invited to participate in the official launch for the Hope for our Children Campaign on 10 August 2010 by the National Cancer Society Malaysia (NCSM). The launch included a mini walkathon before the official addresses, MOU signing ceremony and press release.

It would be appropriate that I surmised the visions, objectives and purpose of our sponsors for the event. Hope for our Children Campaign is a joint campaign by NCSM and Courts Malaysia (CM). NCSM had been incorporated in 1966 as a registered charity body to provide education, care and support services for people affected by cancer. Courts Malaysia, formally known as Courts Mammoth Sdn Bhd, was incorporated in 1986. CM is a leading retailer of consumer electronics and furniture in the country. CM carries two very successful marketing strategies by providing a lowest price guarantee and with an affordable and flexible installment repayment plan to boot.

Despite both NCSM and CM were incorporated 20 years apart, they had shared a far sighted vision in launching the Hope for our Children Campaign. The campaign is very apt, timely and spot-on for today’s corporation’s desire to contribute back to society in their CSR programmes. CM had previously successfully supported Rumah Ceriaku Campaign since 1999 in their long history in community projects. This particular project adopted 50 orphanages in the country and had benefitted 2,491 children todate.

Today CM wanted to do more for children. Nothing would be more magnanimous and humbling than saving the lives of young cancer patients. I know because I have been there and done that. CM will achieve the Feel good feeling good euphoria and jubilation derived only from saving lives. Charity is also good in that it would make life easier for the recipients, but saving lives, even one life, we would have met God’s requirement for us. Saving lives touches the heart of the unfortunate person and their loved ones and caregivers. I must congratulate NCSM and CM for their initiative and objectives in this well thought out campaign.

Prevention is the best cure for cancer. The campaign’s tagline and slogan is very appropriate. Cancer Prevention Begins With A Healthy Lifestyle. It is the truth of the matter, and it should be inculcated into our children. We should empower our children with the knowledge that healthy lifestyle habits can reduce the risk of cancer later in life.

I wish to thank Dr Saunthari Somasundaram, Chief Executive and Medical Director NCSM for enlightening us about cancer in her welcoming address.

On behalf of all future direct recipients in this campaign and their loved ones and caregivers, I wish to thank Mr Chris Yong, Country Director CM, for the corporation’s commitment and pledge to this programme which carries a target contribution of RM1 million for this cause. So please do your part in giving something when you pass and see donation boxes in any of CM’s 50 outlets nationwide. You matter and this is a worthy cause.

About 200 people from cancer survivors, caregivers, supporters and staff from CM participated in this morning’s walkathon in Mutiaria Damansara. We were flagged off at 8.30 am in front of CM’s outlet. It was a nice and early walk around the office and shopping blocks. As I had noticed the morning’s traffic had picked up, I offered to help as a safety warden and assisted the police in traffic control in the many junctions and ingresses into the office blocks. We arrived safely back to our start point in less than 45 minutes to the delights of a good morning breakfast.

Thank you NCSM and Courts Malaysia.

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Sunday, August 8, 2010

Back to the Warfront Again

I am back for awhile. I was drafted into a personal war late last year. The warfront is ablaze and horrible, unlike conventional warfare. Took a quick break from the front to post this.
I am glad I had learnt my lessons well in our tactics courses, in MTAT and in MPAT. I am more glad to have been DS and Instructor whilst in service. I understand Strategy, I understand the importance of terrain and most of all, fire and movement. I know I must fight on grounds of my own choosing. I must identify my GTI. I need all the fire power available and fire at will. I must maintain my momentum. I must.
I must do my appreciation. It must be a Full appreciation with my own pink DS answers and all. A quick appreciation on Aim, Ground and Plan is inadequate. I don’t know nor understand the enemy well, and now the enemy has an upper hand.
As of today I have a better understanding of the enemy. The enemy is ferocious, brutal and intense. The enemy grows from strength to strength every second, every minute, 24/7. The enemy’s combat power is almost unmatchable. The enemy employs blitzkrieg movements with onslaughts far exceeding the pace used by the Germans in WW2. The enemy employs guerrilla tactics and techniques to entrench itself in our weakest area. It establishes a very strong base before breaking out. Once it breaks out, the enemy is almost unstoppable until it is too late for us. The enemy’s strategy has 4 stages. Its operations in the first two stages are almost impossible to detect, unless we do deliberate surveillance over our sensitive terrain.
I was alerted by friendly forces, of possible enemy within my mist late last year. Intelligence units confirmed the presence of the enemy. I was caught sleeping with my pants literally down. The enemy had firmly dug in and entrenched into it’s stage 3 and is in its local advanced stage. I was in total shock when the intel was presented to me. I couldn’t believe it, what, with me nicely retired and starting to look forward to a good life. The Intel was F1 intelligence and confirmed by several sources. I must be drafted into the war. It is my war. My defense pact with several friendly forces is inadequate. There is only so much that they can do and assist. I cannot let them do all the fighting. I am fighting fit and I will fight. I am a Gunner.
I have Cancer.

Allen Lai

The Battle Plans

I am back at the frontline again. Glad to be back to take personal charge of the battle. We are halfway through our Fire Plan. We had agreed to 30 fire missions and we had fired 13 missions todate. Target analysis had just come in and we are pleased that we are on time and on targets. Target analysis under the PSA format and score line came down from 20 plus points to 2.34 points to finally 1.44 points. These results showed that our fireplans are effective and on track.
I am glad to have concrete alliance with the best elite forces in the country. HUKM have tremendous expertise and experience in destroying the enemy. HUKM have very specialized and seasoned personnel and fire units. HUKM had proposed a dual approach to eliminate the enemy. Firstly we need to contain the enemy and stabilize the situation. HUKM proposed to do this by using the Hormone Line as the first line of attack to force the enemy to dig in, and to stop a blitzkrieg. The Hormone attack plan had paid off nicely despite some minor setbacks and side effects in our terrain. The Hormone attack plan had completely caught the enemy by surprise. The enemy retreated and had dug in and moved into their defence phase. We had successfully contained the enemy for destruction.
Having contained the enemy, HUKM proposed a NBC attack, particularly a Radiological attack. Standard NATO High Explosive shells are not effective. We will fire 30 fire missions at 10 seconds intervals, at selected High Value Targets. We had selected 7 HVTs in the enemy’s Vital ground. The Fire Plan scheduled 4 fire missions on each HVT. We had agreed to accept a calculated loss of own troops as casualties in the vicinity of the target areas. This is most unfortunate and we pray that our frontline troops recover, reorg, and regroup quickly to continue to maintain the momentum on the ground attacks.
Whilst HUKM’s main twin attack plans were in place, I had taken additional steps to cut off the enemy’s supplies and food and also to reinforce our own forces resources. I had been too aggressive in the support plan that had resulted some setbacks in the admin areas, particularly with shortages of toilets in the field. HUKM quickly addressed the situation and had advised me to delay my support plans to poison the enemy’s supplies and to enhance our troops fighting capabilities. I agreed and had put my support plans on hold for the time being.
The battle continues.

Lesson learnt No.1
Spend time to be fit or spend time to be sick.

Review of the Situation

The battle is still raging as I start to ponder.
What is happening ? WHY me ? There MUST be a mistake somewhere. People makes mistakes. Right? Intreps have shown how the enemy had advanced to Stage Three. Steady I said to myself. I must remain calm. I must remain calm at all cost because I must display leadership and control.
I thought about the basics. It must start with the basics. We have always been told to go back to the basics. Do an appreciation or do a SWOT appraisal, but what ever do not panic. I started to look at my terrain.
I am male and 66 years old. I should have about 6 trillion troops under command. Our troops are organized as cells, nodes and organs. I would have about 2 trillion combat troops and the remainder combat support and logistics troops. Combat troops seek and destroys enemy troops wherever there is a a contact. They fight 24 /7 hours without taking any annual leave.
My troops recruit and retrench on a daily basis. They are fairly organized and regulated. They form designated defense lines with self immunizer units. However they need high value supplies and food. But immunizer units degrade over time and age. At my age I admit some combat troops do loose their firefights sometimes. I maintain regular PULHEEMS checkups and ARTEP tests to ensure that my troops are FE always and fairly fit for battle. But alas I admit to being complacent for quite some time. I had taken things for granted. My troops soon became inferior to the enemy. This is the truth of the matter.
I then considered the enemy. I must respect the enemy. Sun Tzu had advised us to know our enemy.
The enemy comprised mainly from Free Radicals, they had mutinied and are running amok. The enemy is sustained in anaerobic conditions in the terrain. It avoids an alkaline situation and strives with happy hours in acidic conditions in the terrain. The enemy cohorts quickly with other radicals known as carcinogens.
When the enemy gathers enough strength, it will metastasis into our main stream lifelines and limp nodes. The enemy’s thrust and push will be almost impossible to contain. They form strong colonies called Tumours.
We also know the enemy does kamikaze style apoptosis when given certain type of food. It actually commits suicide. The enemy is very vulnerable to deception. Big idiots, if I must say.
I conclude that I must fight on grounds of my own choosing. I must fight an unconventional warfare. I must first contain the enemy and then blast the enemy with Chemical and Radiological arsenals. I must create an alkali and oxygenated environment in my terrain, by consuming good nutrients and exercising.
Last but not least I must call up my Higher Reserves. I must open up my communication channels to GOD. I cannot communicate with HIM if I am not calm, if I remain angry and frustrated. I am blessed that I have received great calmness and strength from HIM and my signals to him are always answered, even when my messages are relayed to HIM by my family members and friends. GOD bless all of them.
I am glad to be a fighter, a Gunner fighter at that.
So much for now. Lets adjourn to the officers’ mess in the field for a drink. Cheers.
Allen Lai

Lesson learnt No 2.
Don’t ever take your life for granted. It is vulnerable.

Visit to the gun position

As the battle fiercely rages on, I visited the gun position of the In Direct Support Regiment. (Radiology Unit).
As at today my ORBAT have increased with the following units:
In Direct Support and at priority call for Fireplan HUKM
1. Oncology Regiment HUKM
2. Radiology Regiment HUKM
In support
1. GS (Urology) Regiment HUKM
2. GS (Medical)Regiment Putrajaya
3. GS (Ophthalmology) Regiment Putrajaya
4. GS (Orthopedic) Regiment Putrajaya
All the batteries in the Radiology Regiment are equipped with the high powered Siemens Mevatron Linear accelerators. (See picture above). This radiation linear accelerator equipment is very versatile and can fire up to 15 Megavolts. It fires Photons and Electrons measured in Greys (GY).
Fireplan HUKM was planned by the CO of the Oncology Regiment. The CO had ordered 7 targets to be fired with at least 4 missions per target. Each target is fired upon for 10 seconds.
The target list was then circulated to all fire units. The Radiology Regiment having received the target list will then use the data as predicted targets. The predicted target list is then placed over scanned images of the terrain. I was then called into a simulation room to confirm the targets in my terrain. A full survey and mapping exercise will be conducted by the survey and BDP personnel. The targets are then registered and sent to the fire units. Survey data will be circulated to all units. And all units will be upgraded Divisional Grid.
In the gun position I was met by the Bty Comd, a survey officer, a BDP personnel and one gun number. The BDP personnel and gun number are lady personnel. A full survey and marking of the targets in the terrain will be conducted and lines passed to the guns. Center of arcs will be marked in the terrain. Four registered will be fired on a daily basis. My fireplan have always been on time and on target. We have successfully finished 20 fire missions todate. Target analysis have just come in and my PSA reading has fallen further to 1.44. We are on track to victory. Thank you all.
The CO is now planning a Phase 2 to the Fireplan.

Allen Lai

Lessons No 3.
Prevention is the only and best cure for Cancer. Take care always.

Radiological Fallout

At the close of Fireplan HUKM, my terrain is badly burnt and scorched, particularly in the target areas. There is no real NBC warfare gears or personnel wears for protection against radiological beams. Only lead material can block radiological beams, and that is very heavy to suit up.
Radiological fallout is far more severe and devastating than NBC fallout. There are some prescribed remedies for personnel affected by NBC fallouts, but not radiological fallouts. Radiological beams are essentially photons or electrons elements that will ‘fry’ you from inside out. It goes through anything save lead. Traumas and side-effects derived from radiological threats are very difficult to stabilize. You wouldn’t want to come to the frontline to see for yourselves, the many casualties in the battlefield. I see them every day. I am glad to have been a soldier. I am trained and is more capable to manage battle stress and battle fatigue. I have leadership talents and skills carved into me for the whole period of my service. I am glad to be a Gunner. I can see the big picture. I must lead by example, I must teach survival skills to the less knowledgeable. I must not display my fears and worries. I had been a CO and BC. I am decisive. I must remain strong to bring everybody home safe.
I had agreed with the CO of the Radiological Regiment to go ahead with his fireplan. It would mean agreeing to what we call a Scorch Earth Policy. Burn everything, leave nothing for the enemy. If we the enemy with radiological fire, then we must be prepared to sacrifice our front line troops nearest the targets as well. I have no option. I must be strong. The CO had also explained that he would tailor his fireplan to my terrain. I am strong and fit enough to withstand 30 fire missions.
Today the CO had ordered Check firing on the 20th fire mission. Stop by Safety!! My terrain is badly scorched and marred. The whole terrain had dried up and dehydrated. I itch in most parts and my terrain had become very brittle. A normal minor scratch would bring out blood. My terrain is literally hot throughout the day and night, inspite air-conditioning. I am beginning to suffer hypothermia. The state of dehydration had caused diarrhea. My blood pressure is now around 90/55 and dropping.
The CO needs to modify the fireplan for the safety of my surviving troops.

Allen Lai

Lessons learnt No 4
Cancer does not choose its victims. We allow cancer cells to grow in our bodies.

War Game

War games are played by military formations, units and personnel to visualize a potential outcome of a strategy or tactics employed. Scenarios are set and tokens are placed and played, with resolutions generated by computers or umpires. It is very much a mind game of sorts.
I also played war games daily in the frontline. I create positive scenarios and positive resolutions all the time when our guns are firing. Positive thinking is a very powerful tool. It brings out the best in us. It harnesses and release all the good hormones in our terrain and maneuvers them to the right direction. We become winners all the time and that is good. Mind imageries are also taught in meditations,Yoga, Pilates, and most cultural/religious cultures.
Each day as I visit the gun position, I see our gunners preparing for the fireplan. Bearings and Elevations and Angle of Sights are set to the assigned targets. Bearings are still measured in degrees and elevations measured in millimeters. Munitions are loaded. A Safety Officer would check the center of arcs, survey data and gridlines in the good old ARTY board. I will then ask the GPO permission to order the fire orders. I still remember the elements of fireorders necessary to fire the guns.
I have a built- in TANOY speaker system and I would shout the fire orders into it.
Fire Mission Bty
Radiation, Photon
 Charge .....30 Gy.
10 MegaVolts
10 seconds
Enemy dug in.
At my command…..
I wait until the safety officer clears me and I shout TEMBAK.
The guns fire with a whirling sound for ten seconds. And I would order Check Firing before I order for the next target ZU1002. We fire 4 targets for 10 seconds each per day. Ten seconds is a long time when I am lying motionless on my terrain. I would bring out my binoculars and observe the target areas. I actually can visualize the fall of shots. The crumps (sometimes a late gun ?) and smoke and dust kicked up. It is a joy to visualize the enemy being hit with a direct full barrage of radiation beam. I can vividly recollect the tight crump when all the guns are calibrated and compensated for bearings and elevations. I am actually most happy to be able to visualize the effects of a bombardment. It makes my day. And I long for my next fire mission. I am glad I am a Gunner, trained in the ASAHAN ranges.
Targets destroyed. End of mission. Hurray……another successful fire mission.
I can smell the fresh aroma of cordite. Just like when we were in the gun position in Asahan. Can you smell it too?

Allen Lai

Lessons learnt No 5
Know your terrain and fight on grounds of your own choosing.

Fireplan Phase 2

The CO Radiological Regiment called me to his Tac HQ to discuss and plan for phase 2 to Fireplan HUKM. The collateral damage caused by the radiation fallout is unacceptable. I am BBQed, ready to eat.
Whilst I am barely OK, I had witnessed that others were worst off than me. This week’s gory lost films from WWII, currently shown in ASTRO’s History Channel pales by comparison to my daily visits to the frontline.
I am sorry for a Form 3 girl with enemies in her brain area, causing her to loose her sights. I am just as sorry to see a Standard 5 boy suffering with enemy in his blood stream. He is just down and out, thin as a scarecrow, in a wheelchair looking real bad. Another man in his fifties is fighting his last fight. He sits in his wheelchair, lifeless, confused and hopeless. Everyday I see more and more new casualties. Unfortunately most others would have taken the Chemo path in addition to radiation. The former has the most trauma and fallout effects.
I stayed strong and I talk to them, trying not to look into their eyes. I melt when I look into their eyes. It is always in the eyes that we see their true feelings and fears. The blind girl would only stare blankly, back at me. A CO does not cry in front of his men. Sometimes I “minta diri” for a couple of minutes. I am proud that I have tried and had brought comfort to each and every one of my new friends. I am glad to have acquired EQ and other soft skills whilst as a Gunner officer in the army. It has been seeing to my men first and last always… Always. I share my knowledge of the enemy with them, I share my personal combat strategy and most of all I bring them hope. I am glad they have accepted my leadership, a role I know I can and must play. It makes me stronger too. I am a Gunner.
The CO Radiological Regiment is pleased to see me taking my beatings well. With 20 fire missions successfully conducted, I start to feel a bit lethargic. Notwithstanding being scorched and badly burnt, my strong leg muzzles weaken, I feel dizzy, tired and purge at night. This drains my energy. I park my rover in the wagon line area , 27 steps below the Tac HQ. I climbed the steps everyday and I wished it had been 26 steps. Seriously.
The officers, staff in the gun position, BDP staff and survey team worked efficiently as a team. I salute them as they remain strong and dedicated to their duties and roles despite seeing miseries and sufferings on a daily basis. They go about doing their job without complaining. However I hope they would enhance their service level a bit more with better soft skills. They should be given a High Morale allowance for this line of occupation.
I reported to the simulation room. A quick request brought in more aerial photos and scans. Overlays and tracings are made. The CO then analyzed the overall picture and selected another 4 targets to be fired 3 times at 10 seconds each. Phase 2 would have a total of 12 more fire missions. The survey team quickly surveyed and registered the targets ZU1008 through ZU1012.The target lists and records were circulated to all gun positions.
I thanked the CO and made my way directly back to the frontline.

Allen Lai

Lessons learnt No 6.
Do a full medical checkup. It will save your life.

Enemy Attack Plan

The enemy’s attack plan and tactics are quite complex but reasonably straightforward. The CO of the Oncology Regiment is responsible to study the enemy’s organization, growth, maneuver and attack plans. He is responsible to prepare damage control and counter attack plans.
By and large the enemy comes from our own troops which had mutinied and changed their uniforms. There are as many as 150 different types of enemy, each type depending on where they prefer to lodge in. Big Charlie is the common name given to them. But we know each type is very individual and has different levels of aggressiveness. The enemy quietly digs in and hide inside our terrain for up to five years sometimes. They greet new agents known as carcinogens and form alliances with them. They then grow from strength to strength in a standard drill called inflammation and the enemy will very quickly form a firm base in our weakest areas. These bases are both soft gel like lumps or hard benign tumors. Sometimes some bases are false alarms, these are malignant tumours. The enemy’s preparation stage are stage 1, stage 2 and stage 3. They then start to maneuver and metastasesthroughout our terrain at stage 4, via strategic junctions and routes.  Some aggressive enemies breakout even at stage two.
The enemy in stage 1 is cleverly camouflaged and lie below radar sights and other modern monitoring sensors. It is almost impossible to detect them. They are sometimes detected only by accident by a GD regimental officer investigating and probing other threats. The enemy in stage two is still very careful in not revealing itself. Generally it does not leave any telltale signs nor any symptoms suspecting of its existence. Our infantry patrols and Koris reports do sometime pick up their clandestine activities. The enemy in stage three is fairly bold and aggressive. They are fairly detectable and arrogantly attack our weak points. There will be frequent contacts and firefights with own troops. The enemy breaks out in a blitzkrieg in stage 4. This is their home run so to speak. They are almost unstoppable. The Chemo approach is the only known counter attack, normally after radiological and surgical counter attacks. Kill the enemy or be killed.
The enemy is quite clever and does not kill us directly. They are great eaters and consume all our supplies and our troops will start to suffer and die from malnutrition’s. We will be wasted away, literally. I cannot describe the enemy’s activities in my terrain as I did not detect them until stage three. The enemy, thankfully is quite docile and did not create any symptoms or fuss. I detected my enemy through a late PSA investigation because I had difficulty in peeing. But then it is a natural phenomena for the aged, hence I had neglected my regular PULHEEMS.

Allen Lai

Lesson No 6.
An old lesson but never learnt. Prevention is better than cure.

A minor hich

It is true that you can't think when your A- hole clogs up. Mine did at the tail end of my battles.

Hold on, will you ? I'll get myself a plumber.

Allen Lai

Counter attack

The counter attack has always been a commander’s nightmare. When do we counter attack? When is our position really, really untenable ? Untenable is always our keyword. So hard to define. Yes, we have our local counter attacks plans in place. But when should we trigger our main counter attack ?
The enemy is well contained and successfully bombarded with my Fireplan HUKM. Phase 2 was even more intense. I am at the tail end of my fireplan phase 2. I have suffered heavy casualties. I am fully exhausted and just barely coping with my collateral damages. My troops are in their last stage of grouping. Latest sitreps are very encouraging and intreps have been reporting that the enemy is in complete disarray. I am ready to launch my main counter attack.
I had done my appreciation . I conclude that there are 3 main options with several approaches in each of the option. I have listed them below:
1. Classical approach.
a. Hormone therapy.
b. Radiotherapy internal, external administered.
c. Surgical.
d. Chemotherapy.
e. Immunotherapy – Provenge.
2. Traditional or alternative approach.
a. Diet plan.
b. Change lifestyle plan.
c. Exercise plan.
d. Need for enzymes.
e. Need for good metabolism.
3. Spiritual approach.
a. Prayers.
b. Meditation.
c. Hypnotism.
d. Imagery.
I have applied some of the above approaches as follows:
Options 1a, 1b, 2c, 3a and 3d.
These counter attack approaches have been successful todate. I will now begin with options 2a, 2b, 2 d and 2e. These approaches will complete my main counter attack plan.

Allen Lai

Lesson learnt No 7
We should adopt elements of approaches 2 and 3 above to avoid approach 1.

Enemy Profiling

We know more and more of the enemy each day. Thanks to many heroes, dedicated doctors and researchers worldwide. Thanks to GOD for granting our needs. I surmise the enemy’s profile below:
The enemy is afraid of GOD.
The enemy is defeatable.
Cannot live in oxygenated terrain.
Cannot live in alkaline terrain.
Can be poisoned.
Can commit suicide.
Can be easily tricked.
Gluttonous, hence easily starved.
The enemy is now being defeated with new medical technology breakthroughs.
The enemy is defeatable by alternative approaches.

Allen Lai

Lesson learnt No 8
Act upon the profiles above. The enemy is defeatable.