8.59 am. Wednesday : Went to sleep last night first at around 1 am. Was awaken at around 3 am by some messages coming through my whatsapp. From the messages coming through I posted two articles : MELAYU TAK PERLUKAN UMNO. HANYA UMNO YG PERLUKAN MELAYU and WANITA UMNO DUN JERTIH : HARAP JAGA KERAHSIAAN MAKLUMAT DI GROUP INI before I went to sleep again at 4 am. Awoke at 7.30 am - cut and paste another story on Norashikin Ahmad - Animal Lover.
I called up the Clinic to make an appointment for my wife to see her Doctor : Dr Jeya : and was told that the doctor will be in at 2 pm - and they will call me back as soon as an appointment can be confirmed with Dr Jeya.
Now at 9.13 am I am between being awake and wanting to sleep some more....sips of hot black Dilmah Tea is keeping me awake. Just!
Already the on line community is stirring. A message came from a dear old friend Balwant Singh just minutes ago...we have been friends since our Kuala Lipis days in the early 1960's.....like me he now lives in Melbourne.
I checked my emails...a few, checked how many clicks on my blog : 23,796 since 11 am yesterday, surfed the NET for a bit and then went to check the fire in Fitzroy that Balwant was telling me about. It was in Napier Street - about 300 yards away from where I live. How come I was not awaken by the sound of the Fire Brigade siren? Looked again at the news report below and saw that the fire was at 5 am....I must have been flat out asleep then!
And so my day starts.....no Nasi Lemak, no Yam Tau Foo or Roti Canai for breakfast....just a cup of Dilmah Tea and maybe a toast with cheese.
One other thing....on Saturday I did say that I was going to have Nasi Dagang for Sunday breakfast as I found out that Little Ipoh - a Malaysian Restaurant in La Trobe Street - will have it for Sunday breakfast....no such luck...was informed by the staff there that they were not having Nasi Dagang in Sunday. A bit disappointed because their FB page stated otherwise.....such is life.
Suspicious fire forces hundreds to evacuate Fitzroy tower, man critically injured
One man is in a critical condition with serious burns and four others have been treated by paramedics after a suspicious fire in housing commission flats at Fitzroy, in Melbourne's inner north.
The fire broke out in the Napier Street building about 5:00am and about 300 residents were evacuated. One of those injured was a firefighter. Authorities said a mattress was set on fire in a corridor on the sixth floor, causing thick smoke to spread throughout the building.The blaze was quickly brought under control.
PHOTO: Firefighters had to evacuate and relocate about 300 residents from the apartment tower. (ABC News)
"A man has serious burns to the face, arms and back as a result of the fire," Ambulance Victoria Commander Susie Dean said. "We've treated four other people. A man with smoke inhalation was taken to the Royal Melbourne Hospital in a stable condition. "Another man with smoke inhalation was taken to St Vincent's Hospital in a stable condition. "Two women with existing medical conditions were taken to St Vincent's Hospital in a stable condition."
Another 50 people were assessed but did not require treatment, Ambulance Victoria said. The residents have been relocated to the Fitzroy Town Hall.