Posts Tagged ‘Books’

Posted: January 14, 2011 in Blog, Media & Communication
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A long await shout out for my friend, Salooom! Check out his blog where he writes about the books he read at:

Keep it up Saloooom!


I remember Maryoom reading this book with Ansario during last year’s K4K trip to Kenya. I’ve heard about the book and watched bits and pieces of the lecture online, but never completely got to reading/viewing everything! On this trip I decided to buy the book and was determined to finish it before I return to Kuwait and so I did ๐Ÿ™‚

The book is an easy read and funny @ times (You’ll especially appreciate some of the humor if you’re an IT geek :p ). The advise the Author, Dr. Randy Pausch, offers may not be rocket science, but rather things that have worked for Randy!

The best part was that I practiced some of what he preached and it worked!!! Randy talks about always give it a try and do not hesitate to ask for something.

So there we were waiting for our propeller plane to pick us up from Masai-Mari after a great 2 day Safari, and the plane was empty and no one waiting with us on the run-way!! Yup, a privet jet if you will ๐Ÿ˜€ oh and it gets better, there was no co-pilot! Which meant the seat next to the pilot was up for grabs! without hesitation, I asked the pilot if I could sit next to her, and she was very welcoming ๐Ÿ™‚ Once we were flying and she switched on the auto-pilot, I asked if I could fly the plane (I did that last year too, but by invitation from the pilot ๐Ÿ™‚ ) and she said yes as long as all people on board agree. Thank God I was traveling with wonderful people who all agreed and there I was flying the plane for 5 minutes or so!


I’ll try to catch-up on watching the talk, but you may find it below in this YouTube video. Enjoy!

Advancements in medical technology and health informatics have made it possible to be more educated and informed about their medical well-being.

Now WebMD offers a great online tool named WebMD Symptom Checker. You can now go online and get a few ideas or clues on what you might have. Just as the site emphasis, this is not a replacement for going in to see a physician. This will give you a clue of what might you have.

I recall reading the book titled “How Doctors Think” by Jerome Groopman, MD. He advices the patient in his book to challenge the physician’s diagnosis and ask their physicians what else they have this will help physicians to consider a broader range of possibilities. The book is a great read not only for lay people, but for health care professionals as well. Here’s a short review on the book published in NewYorkTimes by Michael Crichton.

This post was requested by my close friend, Dino!

Wonderful is to see the private sector and the civic community put their hands together and share their profits to benefit those that are less privileged.

KACCH, a unique and fantastic organization will receive sale proceeds of the book titled My Life is Feelings. The book is available for sale at Caribou Coffee in Kuwait.

“The book was originally conceptualized and written by 10-year-old patient Karen Josephson and her psychologist, Dr. Sourkes, when Sourkes was on staff at Boston Childrenโ€™s Hospital.” — MDPortal, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford

Read more about this on this article by Sarah Alzouman, Staff writer @ Kuwait Times.

Update: The book is sold for 3.750 KWD