MeThink: Malaysian in Stockholm, Sweden

Arrived at Stockholm, Sweden and started working in March. Was wandering if I put the blog post titled “Malaysian in Stockholm, Sweden”, would it help to get some fellow Malaysians to notice me and get in touch with me? 😛 It would be nice to know some fellow Malaysians here and how are they doing in Sweden…

MeThink: 90 000 hits!

Hurray, it is 90 000 hits  🙂

10-06-2007: 10 000 hits.
04-09-2007: 20 000 hits.
21-10-2007: 30 000 hits.
25-11-2007: 40 000 hits.
25-12-2007: 50 000 hits.
27-01-2008: 60 000 hits.
21-02-2008: 70 000 hits.
11-03-2008: 80 000 hits.
28-03-2008: 90 000 hits!!!

Malaysia Health Statistic: Dengue, Malaria

Incidence rate (per 100 000 population) of communicable diseases such as:

Year Dengue Fever Dengue Haemorrhagic Fever Malaria
1999 41.40 2.70 25.90
2000 30.20 1.80 57.20
2001 64.32 3.84 53.22
2002 63.17 7.99 44.91
2003 58.93 2.72 25.28
2004 50.92 2.69 24.56
2005 60.71 3.82 21.31
2006 64.37 4.10 19.87

Source: Ministry of Health Malaysia, Health Fact

Picture: Ume

Kyoto: Imperial Palace Ume, originally uploaded by micpohling.

Malaysia Health Statistic: Food Poisoning, Tuberculosis, Hepatitis

Incidence rate (per 100 000 population) of communicable diseases such as:

Year Food Poisoning Tuberculosis (All Forms) Viral Hepatitis (All Forms)
1999 15.40 65.60 27.00
2000 36.60 67.80 18.30
2001 29.72 61.76 16.81
2002 28.63 58.60 14.68
2003 26.44 63.29 14.40
2004 23.89 61.60 11.69
2005 17.76 61.20 9.77
2006 26.04 62.56 9.37

Source: Ministry of Health Malaysia, Health Fact

Busy Working…

Sigh, less time spent at the blog after start working 😦 Blame it to the internet-less environment at the hotel as well 😦

Picture: Is spring coming soon?

Kyoto: Zuishin-in Ume, originally uploaded by micpohling.

Malaysia Health Statistic: Number of Nurse and Ratio

According to statistic from Malaysia Health Ministry, the number of nurse and ratio of population to pharmacists from year 1999 to 2006 are:

a) Total number of nurse:
Year / Number
1999 — 23236
2000 — 31129
2001 — 33295
2002 — 35280
2003 — 36784
2004 — 40220
2005 — 44120
2006 — 47642

b) Population to nurse ratio:
Year / Number
1999 — 977
2000 — 747
2001 — 721
2002 — 695
2003 — 681
2004 — 636
2005 — 592
2006 — 559

Or depicted in graph:

Source: Ministry of Health Malaysia, Health Fact

Picture: Spring Sakura

…to welcome the spring!

Prisoner Rate 1987 – 2002: Belgium, Ireland, Luxembourg, Netherlands

Prisoner rate (per 100 000 population) for countries Luxembourg, Netherlands, Ireland, and Belgium for year 1987 – 2002:

Year Belgium Ireland (Eire) Luxembourg Netherlands
1987 67.8 54.6 33.5
1988 65.6 55.2 99.6 42.4
1989 67.3 56.3 92.5 41.5
1990 65.7 60.2 101.1 46.1
1991 61.9 60.0 94.3 48.5
1992 68.4 60.6 103.9 49.4
1993 74.3 78.4 105.0 52.6
1994 74.0 57.3 111.9 56.8
1995 74.6 56.4 110.6 75.1
1996 79.2 59.0 102.7 85.4
1997 80.4 66.2 105.2 87.2
1998 79.8 70.8 91.9 84.9
1999 80.2 73.3 89.2 83.7
2000 83.9 76.2 91.2 86.9
2001 83.2 78.5 77.2 93.3
2002 85.2 77.3 100.6

Picture: Daffodil

Kyoto: Umenomiya, originally uploaded by micpohling.

Prisoner Rate 1987 – 2002: Austria, France, Germany, Switzerland

Prisoner rate (per 100 000 population) for countries France, Germany, Austria, and Switzerland for year 1987 – 2002:

Year Austria France Germany Switzerland
1987 97.6 91.0 52.7
1988 86.2 83.1 71.0
1989 82.6 80.3 70.9
1990 84.4 83.6 64.4 75.6
1991 85.9 85.3 66.2 79.0
1992 87.4 86.0 73.9 79.1
1993 88.8 88.7 73.7 81.1
1994 84.8 92.8 74.0 81.2
1995 76.8 91.5 74.8 80.3
1996 84.1 92.5 79.0 77.5
1997 86.0 92.9 82.9 76.6
1998 85.3 91.1 85.2 79.4
1999 85.0 92.0 84.3 81.4
2000 84.6 82.9 85.5 79.7
2001 87.8 79.4 85.3 71.4
2002 89.6 86.1 68.5

Picture: Flowers

Kyoto: Hieizan Garden Museum, originally uploaded by micpohling.

Prisoner Rate 1987 – 2002: Greece, Italy, Portugal, Spain

Prisoner rate (per 100 000 population) for countries Spain, Portugal, Italy and Greece for year 1987 – 2002:

Year Greece Italy Portugal Spain
1987 38.1 60.0 84.3 69.5
1988 41.6 60.4 81.9 74.5
1989 45.5 53.2 86.5 79.6
1990 50.5 56.5 91.8 84.8
1991 51.9 57.3 82.0 93.6
1992 63.7 81.3 92.1 105.0
1993 68.2 90.2 111.0 116.0
1994 55.3 91.6 100.2 123.1
1995 54.8 86.4 117.9 115.3
1996 49.2 85.8 136.6 112.8
1997 51.8 88.8 140.4 110.5
1998 65.8 86.4 141.5 113.7
1999 69.1 93.7 128.6 137.2
2000 73.6 95.7 124.5 112.8
2001 76.2 97.9 128.3 114.7
2002 75.4 132.8 122.3

Source:

Picture: Lavender

Kyoto: Hiei Garden Museum, originally uploaded by micpohling.

Prisoner Rate 1987 – 2002: Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden

Prisoner rate (per 100 000 population) for countries Finland, Denmark, Norway and Sweden for year 1987 – 2002:

Year Denmark Finland Norway Sweden
1987

62.2

86.2

48.3

56.9

1988 65.5 82.0 50.2 64.3
1989 65.8 75.0 52.2 62.1
1990 62.4 65.2 56.5 61.9
1991 66.0 68.4 59.8 60.4
1992 65.9 63.0 57.8 60.6
1993 64.9 67.7 61.5 65.3
1994 67.4 65.3 61.6 70.7
1995 65.4 60.5 59.9 71.2
1996 60.7 63.4 59.4 65.2
1997 60.0 55.2 57.6 59.0
1998 63.0 53.8 55.6 59.8
1999 65.7 51.6 56.3 61.9
2000 60.7 55.8 57.0 64.0
2001 58.0 59.9 58.4 68.4
2002 63.3 66.7 60.9 72.9

Picture: Me, sky…

Kyoto: Hieizan Garden Museum, originally uploaded by micpohling.

Prisoner Rate 1987 – 2002: Australia, Canada, New Zealand, US

Prisoner rate (per 100 000 population) for countries New Zealand, Australia, US, and Canada for year 1987 – 2002:

Year Australia U.S.A. New Zealand Canada
1987 74.5 352.1 94.4 105.9
1988 74.0 386.3 104.3 104.3
1989 75.5 433.7 112.6 104.9
1990 83.8 461.9 123.9 109.3
1991 86.9 483.4 122.4 109.6
1992 88.9 507.7 123.7 112.8
1993 89.8 530.9 128.7 114.3
1994 94.9 567.2 121.9 112.1
1995 96.4 603.4 127.5 117.4
1996 99.4 620.5 133.5 117.1
1997 103.3 651.5 136.2 112.5
1998 106.4 672.2 142.8 108.2
1999 113.8 694.2 147.5 106.5
2000 113.4 687.9 148.2 103.0
2001 115.7 689.7 151.5 101.7
2002 114.5 701.2 145.6

Source: International Comparisons of Criminal Justice Statistics 2001

Picture: Yellow Flower

Quote: Ihara Saikaku

Ihara Saikaku

Men take their misfortunes to heart, and keep them there. A gambler does not talk about his losses; the frequenter of brothels, who finds his favourite engaged by another, pretends to be just as well off without her; the professional street brawler is quiet about the fights he lost; and a merchant who speculates on good will conceal the losses he suffer. All act as one who steps on dog dung in the dark.

– “What the Seasons Brought to the Almanac Maker” (1686), via Dogs and Demons – Tales from the Dark Side of Japan.

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