Saturday, November 25, 2006

Chewing GUM?

While driving from Sabah back to Brunei, we drove pass the GUM Clinic in Limbang district. The first time I heard about and knew the existence of GUM Clinics was during my medical school days in the mid 90's. My first impression of GUM clinic at that time was... Is that a periodontal clinic? Hahaha..

I'm sure some of you don't know what is GUM clinics. Some might not even realise the existence of such clinic.. GUM clinic has nothing to do with periodontal nor gum related disease. It is not a dental clinic either. GUM Clinics are Genito-Urinary Medicine Clinics that specialize in sexual health including STD (STD is not "Sambungjauh Terus Dail" but Sexually Transmitted Diseases) and VD (Venereal Diseases). Bukan Klinik Gigi atau Klinik Gusi :P

27 comments:

nyonyapenang said...

lucky thing you tell me. jangan-jangan gua sakit gigi dat time, gua terus pigi sana. LOL

Anonymous said...

haha! here tarak gum clinic ka?
me now at stabak, the curve, wait 4 some liulius finis tgk wayang. happy saturday nite fever
!

-angel-

mistipurple said...

i suddenly want chewing gum. kiasuland ban them.

carcar said...

i have a fren here with a surname of Chew.

she said if she has a brother, the father going to name him : Chew Ying Gum!

Chen said...

nyonya,
LOL
aiyak...
chicken run pulak...
terlepas peluang untuk baca cerita sebegini kat nyonya punya belog sebab nyonya dah tau GUM clinic bukan untuk sakit gigi..
nyonya tak akan pergi sana dah kalau sakit gigi..
kekekkeke....

angel,
Msia ada, tapi lain tempat lain nama :D

Err.. how come u hiding inside stabak and didn't join the liulius tengok wayang? :P

Selamat Demam Sabtu Malam :P
what a translation hoh?
hhahhaa

misti,
Hah? Chewing gum is banned in kiasuland ah? I dunno about tat leh..

carcar,
*faint*
Hahahaha..
like tat also can?

Anonymous said...

aisi...wondering is there any GUM clinic here...HmmMmMm...macam nvr see b4.

lynnx01 said...

That's such an interesting name. But can mislead people, somehow.

Anonymous said...

wow...so informative...gerori~ never knew it before altho been doing medical claims all these while..

L B said...

LOL@ harharcarcar!!! That girl is getting funnier and funnier by the day.. Is it tomorrow yet?

Chen said...

redsponge,
GUM clinic is the original name worldwide but in local settings, the name might be "changed"...

lynnx,
hehehe, GUM is the international abbr for Genitourinary Medicine, just as GIT = gastrointestinal tract or CVS = cardiovascular system etc :P

anon,
Just wondering.. do u mean doing medical claims for GUM related problems all these while or medical claims for some other illness? :)

LB,
not yet tomorrow..
still today...
no lormaikai yet..
no dimsum...
not yet 7 am :P

angel said...

waa.. yr translation really liuliu... :P

i din follow tengok wayang cos i tengok liao... :D

nitenite!!!

YD said...

ohhhh NOW i finally know what is STD=sambungjauh terus dail. i have alwys wonder what's the difference between IDD and STD, and how come STD is only seend in malaysia...

Anonymous said...

Wah... cute. Like that also got??

*amused*

Happy weekend, Chen!

Winn said...

shld send liucas there

Monk[+]Icon said...

lokter, the anonymous was me...geroo~
btw...the I do medical claims for all sorts of illness...except GUM problems...hehehehe

Chen said...

angel,
morning morning..
I know u haven't wake up yet at this hour :P

keng leh the translation..

YD,
LOL...
u finally know what is STD hoh?

day dreamer,
cute? hehehe...
Enjoy your weekends..
Saturday dah lalu, hanya Sunday saja yang tinggal :)

winn,
wah... don't say so loud lah..
shhhhh...
must protect his privacy mah...
later he malu :P

monk+icon,
hehehee... I saw "gerori" up there, I suspect tat was u liao... :P Wah... u do medical claims for all sort of illness (except GUM)? Then u must be a frequent visitor to clinics/hospitals liao...

Simple American said...

So I won't ask 'em for a tooth brush. So they have the silver bullet there?

lynnx01 said...

Oh I see. That, I never knew. I just find it weird people in my campus use GI, CVS, CNS when I first entered uni. To shorten names, they use also Respi, Repro etc..

Chen said...

SA,
heheh.. no tooth brush, but some other things :P Err... the silver bullets u talking about, are u referring to the treatment given such as antibiotics? or u mean something else? :) I sked later u ask one thing & I answer different things :P

lynnx,
Soon.. CVS, GIT, CNS etc etc & other med abbrevations will become "part & parcel" of your life, just like "bread & butter"... LOL :P

Monk[+]Icon said...

ahhaha...lokter, i am not the patient...i'm the claims officer..hehehe...i determine if a medical condition can be covered or not...not me la...basically i follow the insurance guidelines...geroo~

Chen said...

monk+icon,
hehhee..
*salah faham earlier on*...
no wonder lah u do so many claims for all sort of medical illness... :D

_butt said...

ohhhhhhhhhh..

now I know.. :D

Chen said...

butt,
ohhhhhhh.. now u know :D
finally u know ;)

may said...

funny, how did I miss this post eh?
oh well...

*makes my mark... here...*

Chen said...

may,
might be hoh...
cos u too busy and obsessed with eating mah over the past few days :P
hou zheng Italian for Two… and ichibanParty of Four… followed by the lao hao sui Feast for Nine… :D

Simple American said...

The antibiotic shot. I thought you read that post in my blog?

Chen said...

SA,
now I remember...
I read that quite some time already..
forget liao mah..
getting old liao :P

yeah.. the antibiotic shots are given to certain cases..
eg syphilis & the painful im penicillin jab