Mohd Khairi called to ask whether my books are sold at local stores (eg MPH) beside the online ones. I told him no. He likes history. I asked to come and get a copy of my books for himself. He did as instructed.
Mohd Khairi is a Malay man who is currently writing up his MSc thesis in Immunology. He did his undergraduate degree in Biotechnology at USM in Penang. I asked him why he didn't want to continue to do a PhD. He said he has plans!!! Of course I was surprised so I asked him, "What plans?"
This intelligent gentleman wants to be an ATC! I asked him what's ATC? He replied ATC stands for air traffic controller/comptroller. I asked him why ATC since it is very different from biotechnology. He said that it is his wannabe. I said great! He has already been accepted for ATC training in Sepang and I wished him well for his future endeavours.
I don't have his background yet. I requested him to write.
This is from his Facebook:
Mohd Khairi is from Kelantan. He attended SMKA Tangok in Bachok, Kelantan.
SMKA Tangok is one of the top rated Islamic schools in Kelantan.Mohd Khairi just married at the end of last year, on 10 December 2012, to Siti Hajar Omar of Kedah. He has traveled widely to South Korea, Berlin, London, Melbourne, Sydney, Saudia Arabia, Bahrain, and others. He has a lot of good photos of these place in his Facebook albums.
I saw 2 men in his album whom I know - Prof Nor Azmi Mohd Noor (Flinders University of South Australia, Bedford Park, South Australia; husband of Prof Nik Soriani Yaacob, father of Aimi) and Prof Ahmad Zakaria (University of Nevada, Reno; husband of Prof Asma Ismail, great granddaughter of Dr Abdul Latiff Razak, the first Malay doctor).
Mohd Khairi Che Pa
School of Health Sciences
(MSc graduating candidate)