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Oct 29, 2012

இ Open Knife ~ 開刀

What comes to mind ~ "I wanna go *open knife*" a direct word for word translation from Chinese? If you are Chinese probably will understand the message what *open knife* 開刀 *kāi dāo (pinyin)  is all about, the same equivalent to 'go under the knife'.  We can hardly hear this formal version in our daily conversation which is 動手術 dòng shǒushù (pinyin) meaning 'under going surgery' except over the news in TV or newspapers. Just curious any clue why Chinese say 開刀 kāi dāo *open knife*? Bananaz would like to express his sincere thanks for all the well wishes for a speedy recovery. With the current blurry vision, words gone awry when Uncle Lee pulled a fast one in giving away his Cadillac sending Bananaz to Cloud 9 but it was short lived as he was referring to the Cadillac cataract operation ;(.


'Open-ing knife'開刀 *kāi dāo*-ing

What Are Cataracts?

Cataract is a clouding of the eye's lens. The lens must be clear in order to focus light properly onto the retina. If the lens has become cloudy, this is called a cataract. Many people say that their vision with cataracts is similar to the effect of looking through a dirty car windshield. Click for more information EyeSmart.



Post Operation ~ Do's & Don'ts 

Conversation at the Hospital Dispensary:
Lady : Here's your two months supply of eye drops 3 different types, one drop 4 times a day at 5 minutes interval after each drop.
Bananaz : Before or after food? *chuckles*
Lady: Before & after also can.

91 Bunchesஇ:

Daisy said...

I hope your eye will heal quickly, Bananaz. Both my grandmother and mother had this surgery. I'm sure it is frustrating having blurry vision.

Windsmoke. said...

I have cataracts and have to wear glasses but i'm to young for surgery.

suituapui said...

Ahhhhh!!!! So you're better now, can blog already. Take care, do not overstrain, avoid heat and smoke...keep those sunglasses on. It usually takes a long time to completely heal.

kitchen flavours said...

Have not visited for quite a while and just knew about your cataract operation. Hope you are much better now! Take care!

wenn said...

oh, let yr eyes rest more..that would speed up the recovery time.

Ai Shiang ♒ said...
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Ai Shiang said...

Hope you get well soon!

HappySurfer said...

Great! A new post. LOL

Just curious, did you have to change your lens? If not, how was the cataract removed?

Bananaz, good to have you back blogging again.

[SK] said...

i guess Bananaz is recovering at a very satisfying pace right?? still can spam and then joke around your "open knife"..

[SK] said...

well, no idea why it's called "open knife" but i guess perhaps it may come from "open your stomach with knife", and as time passed they just shortened it to "open knife"??

[SK] said...

so Bananaz must be able to see more clearly and sharper now.. while we all wish to see you somewhere around in the blogsphere, we also think you have take more rest so that your eyes won't be too stressed.. another speedy full recovery to Bananaz!!

yvonne said...

Open knife, hahaha! Makes me think that Hokkiens are such lazy people; we tend to cut short the statement, like "eat full" and "go sleep".

A speedy recovery to Bananaz!

reana claire said...

wahhh...so now you have "bionic" eyes liow... see what also super clear!

Bananazஇ said...

Daisy இ tQ Oh you made me feel so 'old' when you mentioned your mom & grandma had the surgery haha juz kidding. Indeed its quite frustrating & lots of pressure at the ATM machine with a long Q behind my back when wanna make sure the figure is correct haha

Windsmoke இ too young can't have cataracts haha. tQ

suituapui இ tQ for the reminder always tell Mango that you selalu cautioned me with the sunglasses. Got two pairs one in her car and the other in mine for safety reasons

Bananazஇ said...

kitchen flavours இ tQ much better now progressing pretty well.

wenn இ yes must rest at some intervals and not to over stress tQ

Ai Shiang இ tQ hope you are well at DownUnder you are busy nowadays?

Bananazஇ said...

HappySurfer இ Yes my old natural lens with cataract is removed through this process called phacoemulsification which uses ultrasonic vibrations to dissolve (phacoemulsify) the clouded lens. These tiny fragmented pieces are then suctioned out. My ophthalmologist recommended Bananaz IOL (Intraocular lens) the artificial lens which is implanted into the thin capsular bag of my eye that houses the natural clouded lens previously occupied. Click here for more info
OP1 and OP2

Gratitude said...

Before or after meals? wahahahahaha You're such a teaser.
Jokes aside, i pray you heal well and quick. :)
+Ant+

Bananazஇ said...

SK இ Now joke about 'open knife' later flying knife haha. tQ for the explanation of the 'shortened' words that Chinese would talk. Just like sms got a reply with only 'k' which is a really short sms. Hope to blog often tQ for the well wishes again.

yvonne இ Right, lazy & time conscious people would always got for short cut. Like kopitiam kopi boy would shout 'o' short cut for kopi 'o'. tQ

reana claire இ you better be careful dont play play can even see through your house now and know what you did last Sunday haha.

Uncle Lee said...

Hi Bananaz, ya la, at first thought you had bought a Cadillac, ha ha....
I never appreciate this going under knife or whatever involves knives....especially if involves parts of our body. Above or below the equator. Above like cataract can improve vision, but if below, habis cherita!

I always thought Cataracts applicable to much older people, ok, now I enlightened already.
Here's wishing you a quick recovery....and you can differentiate between older and younger nurses, and a miniskirt and a dress.

You stay easy, my friend....
Incidentally, I would like it very much if you just address me as 'Lee'...without an
A' in front, ha ha.
Have a nice day,
Lee.

Pete said...

Arrg....eye surgery image....takut leh.....

Ahh, you kacau the pretty nurse at the Dispensary kah?.....if she tumbuk you the other eye habislah....

rainfield61 said...

Besides blogging, don't over strain your eyes looking at the beautiful nurses.

Bananazஇ said...

Lee இ Still waiting for your Cadillac haha. The worst problem while at the hospital was like a 'blind' man. Left eye can't see clearly without specs and right eye got the patch blocking vision. Normally person above 60s are quite common to have cataracts. tQ

Pete இ You takt got geli looking at the knife poking through? Felt the same earlier but OK after some time. Yalor can kacau the sweet lady at the dispensary and Mango commented still cheeky with one eye haha.

ranifield61 இ Yeah agree too much exposure to the screen could be aching to the eye and also the head. Gotta blog moderately. Now can 'secretly' watch pretty ladies with sunglasses on hehe. tQ

lina said...

Bananaz is recovering well, I hope?

Can blog long post already and informative as usual.

And tease lady at the dispensary some more. :)

Take care Bananaz (and Mango too!)

Leovi said...

I am quite sure they will recover soon, you have the best medicine: a gransentido of humor. Greetings.

Bananazஇ said...

+Ant+ இ Think the lady didn't realize Bananaz pull a fast one on her haha. Healing well but vision not sharp as yet tQ Sadhu sadhu sadhu

lina இ Recovering well not fully focus choon choon yet. tQ. Mango is ma full time driver now hehe.

Leovi இ Some said will take months to fully focus properly. Gracias

Leovi said...

Truly I would walk in the door you say.

London Caller said...

Ha ha... True lah.
Why we say "open knife" not "open meat" huh?

We also have "open eye" too!
Not the open one eye close one eye punya "open eye".
But more like you go Chinese temple, the priests "open your eye" one.

People say once your third eye open, you can see more lah?!

Bananazஇ said...

Leovi இ WYSIWYG what you see is what you get hehe

London Caller இ Oh 'open eye' as in 'hoi kong' right?Hope you see the right things with your 3rd eye haha.

Yan said...

Bananaz, speedy recovery to your eyes. Hope both eyes are ok now. I think I have potential to have cataract at much younger age than you. I have eye sight problem even now. I can't see small print already, what the hell.

EastCoastLife said...

Can blog already!? Don't stress yourself, take good care of your eyes.

My husband went through cataract surgery too, he's fine now.

London Caller said...

Ha ha... that's it, "hoi kong"!
As a kid, my grandma brought me to the temple.
My 3rd eye already open!
Can see many things x
Ha ha

Hayley said...

Cataracts is quite common adults these days...
Anyway, I wish you speedy speedy recovery so that you can see leng luis again :P

CH Voon said...

wish you recover soon! take care

Bananazஇ said...

Yan இ Think that's 'old flower' & not cataract. You have been keeping so well with your diet not that 'fast' to get cataract. tQ

EastCoastLife இ Can blog but have to rest and stop often. tQ

London Caller இ Most important if can see what is the lottery number going to be first prize the next day would be the best 3rd eye haha.

Bananazஇ said...

Hayley இ Cannot 'run' one when age is coming up, however my in laws who are in their 70s dont have cataract or maybe they have but no need to open knife yet.

CH Voon இ Wei bro where have you been lately? Not seen you for months already. Busy being posted to countries without internet? Hope to see you back into blogging again soon. tQ

Small Kucing said...

can joke already lah. Mean 100% recovered la

London Caller said...

Ha ha.. That one cannot see one.
Been trying thou.
But these days getting cancer is easier than striking 1st prize lah.
This one I can see, no need crystal ball, also can see one.

Ha ha... that's "alfresco" for you loh.
Actually same thing as eat outside lah.
Just repacking only - I learnt it from the Japanese.
They care a lot about product packaging.

Bananazஇ said...

Small Kucing இ Healing progressly but vision not 100% sharp as yet will take some more time. tQ

London Caller இ Just let me know once you can see the winning numbers haha.

Amelia said...

Hi Bananaz, wishing you speedy recovery. The word "open knife" practically use by all Chinese regardless of any dialect. I was working as an operating theater nurse, day in and out regardless any operation we don't hear the Chinese mention "dong shoushu", it's always open knife.

I too was wandering how the word "open Knife" was invented. LOL

Have a nice week ahead, don't forget to wear your sunglasses.

Angie said...

Hi Bananaz
"before or after food" hahaha.. that was so funny. But I like your humour ..trust you to crack jokes after undergoing such a serious ordeal like 'open knife" LOL.
Glad you are blogging again. Wishing you a speedy recovery. Stay easy, take care.

Bananazஇ said...

Amelia இ True all Chinese dialects use the same term even in Mandarin language as well. tQ for your kind wishes sure will always remember to wear sunglasses

Angie இ That is the most usual at the dispensary while giving instructions on consuming medicine before /after food. Guess most med should be eaten after food. tQ sure will take it easy.

London Caller said...

Yes, I did go inside the Visitor Centre in the Bridge House. Just that it was very small and narrow in there, walls covered by tourist brochures.

Didn't take any photos inside. ;o)

Merryn said...

Bananaz so notti! Before or after somemore! LoL! I dare not watch the YouTube video. Seeing that eyeball staring at me is horrifying enough -.-

London Caller said...

Yes, go and visit our local parks lah.
Not bad, got nice flowers to see.
Green is good for your eyes too.

Bananazஇ said...

London Caller இ Looking from the outside already good enough kinda like my dream house. Green is good for eyesight

Merryn இ Haha notti notti eh the usual me. Some may not be able to see knife & som scant see blood. tQ

Lrong said...

Wishing you a quick recovery...

Leovi said...

Your sense of humor will always keep you young.

HappySurfer said...

Wei wei, happy Sunday morning!

EastCoastLife said...

It's so good to have you back to blogging. Love to hear your stories. Just relax and enjoy blogging, no stress on the eyes, OK?

London Caller said...

Oh, these leaves do look like maple leaves.
But they're really from London plane trees.
Very common in England.

London Caller said...

Oh, these leaves do look like maple leaves.
But they're really from London plane trees.
Very common in England.

Bananazஇ said...

Lrong இ domo arigato goazaimasu

Leovi இ Always young at heart

HappySurfer இ Happy Sunday too

Bananazஇ said...

EastCoastLife இ tQ sure will keep that in mind to rest as often as possible

London Caller இ Ooops so malu-ing thought they are maple leaves. tQ

Leovi said...

Thanks friend, greetings.

London Caller said...

Ha ha... you learn something new everyday one mah.
Don't get malu lah.

But they look like maple leaves.

Plane tree in Chinese is 梧桐 (wutong).
Same name like Uncle Lim from Genting World Resorts.
See Uncle Lim scattered many golden leaves in London gardens. Ha...

By the way, so far I've come across two Genting casinos in England!! One in Birmingham; one in Sheffield! Ha ha...

Leovi said...

Yes, who would we be without our memories. Greetings.

foongpc said...

So u went for a cataract surgery? Hope you are OK now!

foongpc said...

Haha, yeah Chinese called it open knife. It's so commonly said, I didn't realize it actually sound a bit wrong LOL!

Izzy Mason said...

hope you have a swift and speedy recovery! best of luck!

HappySurfer said...

Good morning, Bananaz!

Autumn Belle said...

Bananaz, hope you are much much better now. Don't worry, those people I know can see very clearly for a long time after doing the surgery. So many people come here to cheer you up with jokes but hopefully, you don't laugh too much until tears come out of your eyes!

Bananazஇ said...

London Caller இ No wonder Uncle Lim so strong & powerful with such tree names haha.

foongpc இ Ok now healing progressively just that not able to focus sharply as yet. Yeah everybody is saying 'open knife' in all dialects too tQ

Izzy Mason இ tQ for dropping by & your thoughtful words

Bananazஇ said...

HappySurfer இ Good morning wishing you blue skies everything nice too.

Autumn Belle இ tQ for your kind words. Very concerned now as over a month already not able to focus sharply as yet. Heard will take some time for the eye to adjust as all the while thought will see good after the op. Now relying on one left eye to blog guess gotta go slow till 2 month later to see the effect. Woh need tears to keep my eye dry haha.

Leovi said...

Thanks friend.

HappySurfer said...

Good morning! Trust you've had a great weekend. Another holiday week ahead. Enjoy!

Bananazஇ said...

Leovi இ You are most welcome

HappySurfer இ Who Pa Who? I Pa You haha. Happy Holiday & Happy Diwali

Leovi said...

Yes, perhaps we find John Doe found.

London Caller said...

Ha... Your kampung also got mock Tudor buildings?
So is mine lah.
In fact, my living area is like that.

Keats The Sunshine Girl said...

have been away for a long time from your blog. Wishing you a speedy recovery.

Leovi said...

Good idea ... good sense of humor.

HappySurfer said...

Bananaz, thank you for the follow. One big favor. Could you pls help check if the LinkWithin images on my site are showing up on your screen? I don't see them on mine or something I didn't do right. Thanks so much in advance.

Bananazஇ said...

London Caller இ They are nice only two rows of shop houses new phases are of different types.

Keats இ tQ know you are busy on vacation

Leovi இ with pleasure tQ

HappySurfer இ Nope only blank boxes shown here but the links are OK. No sweat you are most welcome.

Leovi said...

I'm sure a good soprano can break my picture with her ​​voice.

HappySurfer said...

Hello Bananaz! Is the rain keeping you indoors today? Happy Sunday all the same..

Leovi said...

It has a great imagination!

LifeRamblings said...

Anyong-haseyo!! it's good to see you again buddy. take care and try not to overstrain your eyes. have a great week ahead.

Leovi said...

No doubt, but the Gin - Tonic is more inspiring.

Bananazஇ said...

Leovi இ Gracias my friend

HappySurfer இ Rain or shine gotta do what I gonna do haha. Lovely sunshine for ya.

LifeRamblings இ Anyong-haseyo. tQ have to break often.

Leovi said...

You can appreciate the beautiful lips.

HappySurfer said...

Good morning, Bananaz! Have a nice day ahead..

Leovi said...

I hope his eye is fine. Greetings.

London Caller said...

Ha ha... Mango saw you tipped those belly dancers in Egypt? You bad one lah!

HappySurfer said...

Oh boy, we are so gonna get into trouble with STP. Have you copy-pasted it? I'm even afraid to go check it out. haha..

But then again, STP is sporting, so have no fear, right? You have to come check out my response to your comment.. :O

London Caller said...

Oh, it's artificial ice, not real one.
But since it's cold outside, it can last longer.

MODERN ROBINSON CRUSOE said...

Yeah open knife is scary...still can joke is good lah

Bananazஇ said...

Leovi இ looking good gracias

London Caller இ Nope danced with the belly dancers,. Oh yeah artificial ice. tQ

HappySurfer இ Uh-oh we are in trouble haha

MRC இ At first not used to see the open knife video but later got used to it. Yeah apply eye lotion only before meals coz when too full can bend the neck haha. Hope you are keeping well and return to blogging soon.

MEcoy said...

i have deen my grand mother suffered that illness and it kills me to see her that way

MEcoy said...

i have deen my grand mother suffered that illness and it kills me to see her that way

Leovi said...

I like his vision of purple snake.

Bananazஇ said...

MEcoy இ When years go by aged people would 'invite' lots of unwanted things no escape.

Leovi @ My guess in color seems right nowadays or was it a fluke shot? haha

Leovi said...

I see you like the whispers.

 
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