因为是你(韦礼安): English Translation

韦礼安 (WeiBird)
因为是你 (Just Stay With Me)
作词 / Lyricist:韦礼安 (WeiBird)
作曲 / Composer: 韦礼安 (WeiBird), Jerry C
编曲 / Arranger:Jerry C

【原创影剧《火神的眼泪》片头曲】
[Netflix Original Series “Tears of Fire” Theme Song]

“谁会提起那些被火焰蒸发的眼泪”
– PinkOlifant

要怎么独自面对所有难题
How do I face all the problems alone?
我已经用尽所有力气
I’ve used every ounce of my energy
太多时候快不行
Many a times, when I was reaching the breaking point
想要举起白旗
Ready to concede defeat
回头你就在那里
You’re there when I turned around

你的爱给我一切
Your love provides me with everything
去追寻梦想不停歇
To chase my dream tirelessly
让我能
Allowing me to
Go on and on and on, on and on and on
继续前进

Just stay with me
别走
Just stay with me
请你别走
Just stay with me
请你留在我身边

因为是你
Because it’s you
给我勇气
Who give me the courage
继续前进
To go on and on

一个人要怎么翻山又越岭
How do I conquer all the difficulties alone?
当我已经快喘不过气
Whenever I’m running out of breath
每一次快要倒地
Whenever I’m about to collapse
想要选择放弃
Whenever I want to just give up
伸出手的就是你
You are there to extend your hand

你的爱给我一切
Your love provides me with everything
去追寻梦想不停歇
To chase my dream tirelessly
让我能
Allowing me to
Go on and on and on, on and on and on
继续前进

Just stay with me
别走
Just stay with me
请你别走
Just stay with me
请你留在我身边

因为是你
Because it’s you
给我勇气
Who give me the courage
继续前进
To go on and on

Just promise me
请你答应我
Just stay with me
别走
Just stay with me
请你别走
Just stay with me
请你留在我身边

给我勇气
You give me the courage
继续前进
To go on and on

Just stay with me
请你留在我身边

Translated by PinkOlifant.
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So, let’s talk about haemorrhoids/piles

I hope to gather all necessary information in one post for you so you do not have to open so many tabs to understand about haemorrhoids/piles. To whoever reading this, I feel you :’)

1. What?

Haemorrhoids, also known as piles (Chinese: 痔疮), are abnormally enlarged and bulging blood vessels in and around the anus and lower rectum1.

Two types –

(A) External
• develop near the anus
• covered by very sensitive skin
• painful swelling may occur if blood clot develops
• feels like a hard, sensitive lump
• bleeds only if it ruptures

(B) Internal
• develop within the anus beneath the lining
• painless bleeding and protrusion during bowel movements
• can be pushed back if mild

Internal Vs External haemorrhoids

Four degrees2

1st degree: bleed but do not prolapse
2nd degree: prolapse and retract on their own (with or without bleeding)
3rd degree: prolapse but must be pushed back in by a finger
4th degree: prolapse and cannot be pushed back in

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2. Why you and me?

Common contributing factors1,3:

  • Ageing (it’s ok, we can learn how to prevent it from worsening!)
  • Chronic constipation or diarrhoea (watch your diet!)
  • Pregnancy (noble mums)
  • Hereditary (it’s ok, we can learn how to prevent it from worsening!)
  • Faulty bowel function due to overuse of laxatives (are detox products necessary?)
  • Straining during bowel movements (linked to constipation)
  • Spending long periods of time in toilet (stop bringing your phone everywhere…)
  • Weight-lifting (your choice :))
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Author’s experience:

Of course, the fact that you are reading this post means that you suspect yourself having pile(s). I want to tell you that it is alright, almost one in two will be affected by pile at some stage in their lives1. I spotted mine when I was fifteen. It did not bother me for years although it did become slightly larger and one day in my early 20s, the second pile appeared out of nowhere. Usually they would not be affected as I pass motion but they would swell if I attempted extremely spicy food such as Mala :P. Nonetheless, slight swelling and occasional constipation did not deter me from eating what I wanted. Until things got worse.

Whenever I passed motion, the swelling of my piles worsened. I thought that the way I wiped was not clean enough so I would wash with soap BUT this action is a big NO NO4. (Soap can dry out and irritate piles! Water is sufficient.) Soon, I experienced itch so severe that my sleep was disrupted. Like most of us, I felt embarrassed about my condition and never wanted to visit a doctor but the itch was killing me. I scratched my head to think of something that I can apply to temporarily stop the itch. I googled and found out that tea tree oil might help!5 After application, I didn’t bother if it will help and rushed my ass, literally, to the nearby polyclinic. Thankfully, I could feel the itch subsiding as I made my way there.

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I was anxious about the examination by the doctor as it was so embarrassing. However, I was told to lie sideways, hug my knees, and pulled down my pants to the extent that only my buttocks were exposed (so yeah our reproductive organs are safe). The examination was quick as my swelling piles were already waving their hands in the doctor’s face. I was given a tube of Proctosedyl ointment and eighteen days’ worth of Diosmin tablets.

Application of the ointment was extremely tedious and I would suggest if you end up having to do a deep application, wash with water and dry the area before inserting the cannula. The ointment (all kinds of ointment actually) is very greasy. To me, the ointment did not help much so I would not recommend you to buy ointments online to try to cure the piles on your own. After diligently eating the medication prescribed, my piles no longer swell. Unfortunately, they are still there.
What can I try to do to prevent surgery?

4. How? (Home remedies VS Non-Surgical Procedures VS Surgeries)3, 8

Home remedies:

a) Prevent constipation
– moderate-fibre diet (more fruits, vegetables & whole grains)
– drink plenty of water (at least 8 glasses of water per day)
– exercise regularly (at least 60 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity per week)

b) Avoid holding off bowel movements for too long

c) Avoid sitting on the toilet for more than 5 minutes (just don’t bring your phone or book in, it is very doable)

d) Topical treatments
– Apply over-the-counter haemorrhoid cream (Effectiveness varies between people)
– Use pads containing witch hazel or numbing agent (I personally did not try this before so I am not sure about its effectiveness)
– Apply tea tree oil (as mentioned under experience)
– Insert suppository for piles (I personally did not try this before so I am not sure about its effectiveness)

e) Soak regularly in warm bath or sitz bath (Effectiveness varies between people)

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NON-SURGICAL PROCEDURES:

a) sclerotherapy – a chemical is injected into the haemorrhoid to decrease its size, which will happen over several weeks

b) rubber band ligation – a method to cut off the blood supply to the haemorrhoid by tying an elastic band around it, causing it to fall off in up to 10 days

c) electrotherapy – a gentle electric current is applied to your piles to shrink them

d) infrared coagulation – an infrared light is applied to shrink the piles by cutting off blood supply

e) Oral medications Used to treat small bleeding piles

SURGICAL TREATMENTS:

a) Haemorrhoidectomy – complete surgical removal of the piles

b) Stapled haemorrhoidopexy – removal of piles using a special stapler device (less painful than “conventional” haemorrhoidectomy)

c) Transanal haemorrhoidal dearterialisation (THD) – Using an ultrasound to locate the problematic blood vessels and stitching the piles

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5. When? (to seek treatment)

Usually it is fine to live with piles as long as they do not bleed or swell severely. However, if they cause irritation, result in unbearable itch, swell continuously without showing any sign of recovery, it is highly recommended to seek a doctor’s advice whether to undergo a surgery to remove them or not.

To note, do not be overly optimistic about the surgery, piles do reappear after surgery. In fact, about 5% of the patients redeveloped piles after surgery.6 The success of the surgery depends heavily on the effort of patients to lead a healthier and “piles-friendly” lifestyle.

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6. Where? (to seek treatment)

Specialist Services at Singapore General Hospital:
Call 6321 4377

Specialist Services at Mount Elizabeth Hospital:
Call 6250 0000 (Orchard) / 68986898 (Novena) or make an appointment online (https://www.mountelizabeth.com.sg/make-appointment)

Or you can visit the nearest polyclinic and request a referral to one of the governmental hospitals.

7. Do haemorrhoids lead to cancer?

As I was researching about piles, I came across “anal cancer”. The signs of anal cancer such as bleeding from the anus or rectum, a lump near the anus, itching or discharge from the anus, and a change in bowel habits7 are very similar to that of haemorrhoids. There is no way for us to tell the difference unless we go for tests, if you are worried, please see a doctor to correctly diagnose your symptoms.

On the other hand, if you are sure that the condition you have is piles instead of cancer, then good news to you, research shows that there is no relationship between piles and cancer1. But once again, we cannot be too optimistic about anything. A healthy and active lifestyle is the way to go!


  1. Haemorrhoids. (2018, December 12). Retrieved April 19, 2021, from https://www.singhealth.com.sg/patient-care/patient-education/haemorrhoids
  2. Tan, K., Cheong, W., Dr, Lim, F., Dr, Lieske, B., Chong, C., Lee, K., Dr, & Tan, I., Dr. (2020, October 8). Haemorrhoids or Piles. Retrieved April 20, 2021, from https://www.nuh.com.sg/Health-Information/Diseases-Conditions/Pages/Haemorrhoids-or-Piles.aspx
  3. Ng, C. (2020, October 29). Should you get surgery for piles? Retrieved April 20, 2021, from https://www.mountelizabeth.com.sg/healthplus/article/surgery-haemorrhoids-piles-treatment
  4. Hemorrhoids: Home remedies, lifestyle changes, and overview. (n.d.). Retrieved April 20, 2021, from https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/317114#:~:text=Hemorrhoids%20are%20highly%20sensitive%2C%20and,blood%20and%20make%20bleeding%20worse.
  5. Gotter, A. (2018, April 12). Tea Tree Oil for Hemorrhoids (1323669709 971843726 D. Wilson Dr, Ed.). Retrieved April 20, 2021, from https://www.healthline.com/health/tea-tree-oil-for-hemorrhoids#benefits
  6. Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract (2008). SSAT Patient Care Guidelines: Surgical Management of Hemorrhoids. Available online: http://www.ssat.com/cgi-bin/hemorr.cgi.
  7. Anal cancer treatment (pdq®)–patient version. (2020, April 17). Retrieved April 24, 2021, from https://www.cancer.gov/types/anal/patient/anal-treatment-pdq#:~:text=Anal%20cancer%20is%20a%20disease,a%20lump%20near%20the%20anus.
  8. Colorectal Surgery, Singapore General Hospital. (2018, April 24). Hemorrhoids (Piles). Retrieved April 24, 2021, from https://www.kkh.com.sg/patient-care/conditions-treatments/hemorrhoids-piles/treatment

我不需要每一个人都爱我(八三夭): English Translation

八三夭 (831)
我不需要每一个人都爱我 (A Rock Can Be A Star)
作词 / Lyricist:阿璞 (八三夭) [A Pu (831)]
作曲 / Composer: 阿璞 (八三夭) [A Pu (831)]
编曲 / Arranger:八三夭 (831)、Jerry C、赖暐哲 (Steven Lai)

“在这人往高处爬的世界,只希望我们都能成为我们想要成为的大人。”
– PinkOlifant

<我不需要每一个人都爱我 MV>

为什么 人生要活得 那么累?
Why must we live such a tiring life?
该怎么 讨好每个人 每张嘴?
How do we please every pair of lips and every mind?
当按赞 和留言 定义了 我是谁
When definition of who I am depends on “comments” and “likes”
那快乐 是不是也需要 业配?
Is placement marketing what happiness also requires?

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做自己 太有想法 有人白眼
When being yourself and having too many ideas invite rolling of eyes
但努力 迎合别人 也有人嘴
When putting in hard work and accomodating to others invite gossips and rumours
害怕被 谁标签 而活成 那标配
Our fear of being labelled has resulted in us living our lives based on the configured standard
不冒险 的人生是否 才危险?
Is a life without risk more perilous?

我不需要每一个人 都爱我的一切
I don’t need everyone to love everything about me
我只需要一次机会 为自己爱一遍
I only need one chance to truly love what I love
我相信即使不完美 a rock can be a star
I believe that though imperfect, 一块无名之石也能成为明日之星
没流下那眼泪 怎会懂梦有多 珍贵?
Without shedding that drop of tear,
We will never know how precious our dreams are

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小人物 承受误解 拾起笑脸
Being an insignificant figure, he can only tolerate misunderstandings and pick up his smiles
像你我 渴望某天 成为经典
Just like you and me, he longs for the day when he will turn into a classic
不讲理 的世界 对热血 泼冷水
This unreasonable world likes to dampen our burning passion
该怎么 守护初心不被 摧毁?
How do we change the world without being changed?

我不需要每一个人 都爱我的一切
I don’t need everyone to love everything about me
我只需要一次机会 为自己爱一遍
I only need one chance to truly love what I love
我相信即使不完美 a rock can be a star
I believe that though imperfect, 一块无名之石也能成为明日之星
没流下那眼泪 怎会懂梦有多 珍贵?
Without shedding that drop of tear,
We will never know how precious our dreams are

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那些 超级英雄也 像你有血 有泪
Just like you, those superheroes shed blood and tears
哪天 wanna run-away 其实也不 丢脸
If you ever 想逃 it is never a shame
但放不下的 就别后退 记住你最诚实 的脸
If you can’t put it down, then don’t back off,
Remember the most truthful face of yours
哪些 爱我喷我的 不再纠结 随便
Those who love me, those who vilify me,
I will not be bothered by any of these anymore
那些 我所爱所为 我执著的 一切
Things I do, things I love,
Every single thing I persevere for
终会定义 我是谁
Will ultimately be the definition of who I am

我不需要每一个人 都爱我的一切
I don’t need everyone to love everything about me
只要一生一次机会 为自己爱一遍
I only need one chance in this life, to love once for myself
我相信即使不完美 a rock can be a star
I believe that though imperfect, 一块无名之石也能成为明日之星
没流下那眼泪 怎会懂梦有多 珍贵?
Without shedding that drop of tear,
We will never know how precious our dreams are

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(啦啦啦啦啦~珍贵)
Lalalalala~how precious
我相信即使不完美 A rock can be a star
I believe that though imperfect, 一块无名之石也能成为明日之星
没留下那眼泪 怎会懂梦有多珍贵
Without shedding that drop of tear,
We will never know how precious our dreams are

别怕流下眼泪 当你眼中闪耀着 光辉
Don’t be afraid to shed tears when your eyes are glowing with radiance

我不再 把人生活得 那么累
I no longer live a tiring life
也不再 讨好每个人 每张嘴
And I no longer try to please every pair of lips and every mind
全世界 不理解 其实也 无所谓
Even if the entire world does not understand me, it’s alright
流过泪 才会懂梦有多珍贵 对不对?
It’s only after shedding those tears that we’ll truly understand how precious our dreams are, isn’t it?

Translated by PinkOlifant.
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What do we learn at a Standard First Aid Course? (Recap)

Last weekend, I completed and passed my Standard First Aid Course. My course spanned over two days, approximately 8 hours on each day. I feel that the course can be shortened if the trainers did not dwell so much on their personal stories (which some were not very relevant and I suspect exaggerations…).

I will be receiving the license shortly which will allow me to provide basic first aid for two years, afterwhich I will have to attend and pass a refresher course to renew my license every two years. I strongly encourage anyone reading this post to attend one! Who knows, you may be able to save the lives of your loved ones during an emergency.


Theory

The total number of slides I received was 212. Sounds daunting but trust me it is not that difficult! I have summarised the key points that you have to know before taking the Theory Test below. The test typically consists of 30 MCQs.

Things to know and memorise:
– First Aid is a form of emergency care/treatment to anyone who is injured or suddenly ill, before the arrival of doctor/nurse/paramedic. (Non-invasive treatment only!)
Reduce contact with body fluids: PPE > Gloves > Plastic bags > Bare Hands (To wash thoroughly afterwards!)
Primary Survey: “DRSABC” (AKA Doctors ABC) [This is very important as it will be tested in both theory and practical. D for Danger, R for Response, S for Shout, A for AED, B for breathing, C for Continuous Chest Compressions]
Recovery Position [To remember that if victim is breathing and unconscious, we have to put them in the recovery position to keep airway open until the paramedics arrive.]

( I was introduced to “My Responder App” which I find the function of locating the nearest AED super useful.)

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InjuriesKey Points to Note
Head InjuryDo not shift or move victim unless in danger.
Heat DisordersHelp to move victim to a cool place, during severe cases, wrap the victim in cool wet sheet until body temperature falls to 38 degree Celsius.
Fits/Convulsion/
Seizure/Epilepsy
Do not put hard objects in the victim’s mouth, try to prevent victim from injuring himself/herself.
FaintingRiase legs to improve blood flow to brain.
Diabetic EmergenciesIf victim has low blood sugar, provide surgery drinks or sweets to victim.
Stroke“FAST” (F for Face, A for Arms, S for Speech, T for Time) helps you to determine if the person is having a stroke.
ChokingAbdominal thrust for victims whom you are certain that they are choking. Chest thrust is to be performed on obese or pregnant victims.
HyperventilationDue to hyperventilation, there will be deficiency of carbon dioxide in the body. Do not use a paper bag to breathe in exhaled air again.
BleedingDirect pressure should be applied on the wound. Tourniquet is the last resort.
FracturesAn open fracture refers to a fracture in which there is an open wound or break in the skin near the site of the broken bone. Using a splint to secure to body part helps to reduce pain.
Soft Tissue Injuries“RICE” (R for rest, I for ice, C for compression, E for elevate)
BurnsWrap casualty with a big sheet of wet material if available and lie him/her on the ground and roll him/her.
Heart AttackOccurs when one of the coronary arteries is blocked by cholestorl deposits and/or blood clots. Place casualty in a comfortable position and assist him/her with own medication (if available).
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Practical

Bandages: You will be taught how to use a triangular bandage and a roller bandage. For triangular bandage, you will be required to learn how to make a broad and narrow bandage, how to tie a reef knot and how to make an arm sling and an elevation sling.

Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR): Mouth-to-mouth resuscitation is no longer a must. However, one can still perform mouth-to-mouth resuscitation if one is comfortable with it. Elbows should be locked, only heels of palm should be touching victim to direct force towards lower part of sternum.

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Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
PurposeTo be performed with CPR to increase the chances of survival during a sudden cardiac arrest.
FunctionIt detects and analyses the heart rhythm to prompt the operator whether defibrillation is required. When a shockable rhythm (Ventricular Fibrillation) is detected, shock will be advised.
RecommendationThe usual AED is recommended for use on children above the age of 8 and the weight requirement is at least 25 kg.
AED DangersExclude AED dangers, namely metal, water and gas, before setting up AED.
Chest PreparationCut/remove clothing > Move necklaces away from the path between the pads > Shave hair at pads areas if necessary > Dry wet chest > Remove medication patches > Place pads four fingers away from Pacemaker (if applicable).
Placement of PadsThe electrode pads are to be placed one to the right below the collar bone and another below the left nipple.
Arrival of ParamedicsTo report the estimated duration of CPR performed and the number of shock given to the victim. To ask paramedics for the hospital which the victim will be sent to, and return AED to owner.

Save lives, be a first aider 🙂

Stay Safe,
PinkOlifant

it’s time to go (taylor swift): 中文翻译

it’s time to go (该走了)
作词 / lyricist:
taylor swift (泰勒·斯威夫特) and aaron dessner
作曲 / composer:
aaron dessner

When the dinner is cold and the chatter gets old
当你的晚餐都凉了, 话也淡了
You ask for the tab
你举手买单
Or that moment again, he’s insisting that friends
或又是那相同的瞬间, 当他坚持说
Look at each other like that
那是普通朋友会给对方的眼神

When the words of a sister come back in whispers
当好姐妹的话语传到你耳中
That prove she was not in fact what she seemed
证明了她不是你心中的摸样
Not a twin from your dreams
不是你梦中的双生
She’s a crook who was caught
而是个披着羊皮的骗子

That old familiar body ache
那如旧患般的熟悉酸痛
The snaps from the same little breaks in your soul
你的灵魂传来了相同的断裂声
You know when it’s time to go
你知道是时候离开了

Twenty years at your job
维持了二十年的工作
Then the son of the boss gets the spot that was yours
职位却被老板的儿子替代了
Or trying to stay for the kids
或是, 为了孩子而留下
When keeping it how it is will only break their hearts worse
但知道保持现状只会把他们伤得更深

That old familiar body ache
那如旧患般的熟悉酸痛
The snaps from the same little breaks in your soul
你的灵魂传来了相同的断裂声
You know when it’s time to go
你知道是时候离开了

Sometimes giving up is the strong thing
有时放弃是坚持
Sometimes to run is the brave thing
有时逃离是勇敢
Sometimes walking out is the one thing
有时唯有离开
That will find you the right thing
才能让你前往对的地方

Sometimes giving up is the strong thing
有时放弃是坚持
Sometimes to run is the brave thing
有时逃离是勇敢
Sometimes walking out is the one thing
有时唯有离开
That will find you the right thing
才能让你前往对的地方

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Fifteen years, fifteen million tears
十五年, 一千五百万滴眼泪
Begging ’til my knees bled
跪求至双膝淌血
I gave it my all, he gave me nothing at all
我付出了全部, 他却什么也没给我
Then wondered why I left
还想不通我为何离开

Now he sits on his throne in his palace of bones
如今登上宝座, 坐享骸骨遍地的宫中
Praying to his greed
向自己的贪婪祈祷, 崇拜自己的无厌
He’s got my past frozen behind glass
即使他将我的过往冻结
But I’ve got me
而我拥有着此刻的自己

That old familiar body ache
那如旧患般的熟悉酸痛
The snaps from the same little breaks in my soul
我的灵魂传来了相同的断裂声
I know when it’s time to go
我知道是时候离开了

Sometimes giving up is the strong thing
有时放弃是坚持
Sometimes to run is the brave thing
有时逃离是勇敢
Sometimes walking out is the one thing
有时唯有离开
That will find you the right thing
才能让你前往对的地方

Sometimes giving up is the strong thing
有时放弃是坚持
Sometimes to run is the brave thing
有时逃离是勇敢
Sometimes walking out is the one thing
有时唯有离开
That will find you the right thing
才能让你前往对的地方

That will find you the right thing
带你前往对的地方
And you know in your soul
于你的灵魂深处, 你知道
And you know in your soul
于你的灵魂深处, 你知道
When it’s time to go
当离开的时候到了
You know, you know, you know, you know
你知道, 你知道, 你知道, 你知道
When it’s time to go
何时该离开
So then you go
你便离开了
Then you go
你就走了
You just go
一走了之了…

Translated by PinkOlifant & Kyotoshiode.
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