Thursday, October 30, 2008

Beware of Hair Band

Be cautious of hair bands at markets around the city. This has been made by recycle condom. Used condoms are being recycled into hair bands in southern China threatening to spread sexually-transmittable diseases they were originally meant to prevent, state media reported Last Tuesday.

Computer Screen Cleaning Foam

I bought this cleaning foam last year during PC Fair at PISA, Penang. This is really a good one compared to previous I bought the liquid spray type. Too bad is that I couldn’t find this anymore in market. If anyone know where can get this, please do inform me. Thanks in advance.

Fried Banana or "Goreng Pisang"

Fried banana or Pisang Goreng (in Malay words) is a snack food mostly consumed especially in morning and afternoon. My wife and I are the big fans of "goreng pisang". We bought these at roadside Malay stall. Yummy! Oh yah, would you like to have some? Here you go...

100 g rice flour; 30 g plain flour; 1 level tbsp sugar; ¼ level tsp salt; 150 ml water; 1 bunch cooking bananas and oil for deep frying.

In a small mixing bowl, combine the rice and plain flours, sugar and salt. Stir in the water to make smooth batter. Peel bananas and cut into halves lengthwise. Heat the cooking oil in a wok or saucepan over medium heat. (Oil should be about 4 cm deep.) When hot, dip the bananas into the batter and slip them into the hot oil. Fry a few pieces at a time until golden brown on one side and then turn over to brown the other. Serve warm.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

The Hippopotamus

The hippopotamus has the biggest yawn in the animal kingdom. It is one of the most dangerous animals in Africa. Females are especially aggressive when they have young. As well as seeing off predators, females have to protect their young from being bullied by grumpy males. Mothers teach their young to stay close, giving them a head butt or a nip if they wander off track, and if a mother needs to leave the creche for any reason she places her calf with a female baby sitter.

Hippopotamus live in groups of 15 or more females and subordinate males, governed by a dominant male. He will scare off any challengers by opening his mouth very wide and showing his enormous 50cm long canine teeth. It is an awesome sight, since the hippopotamus has by far the largest mouth of any animal outside the oceans.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Giraffe Calf The Tallest Baby

Mother giraffes stand 4.6m (15ft) high, and give birth by standing up so that they can keep a close watch for lions, hyenas and wild dogs which could easily snatch a vulnerable youngster. Within an hour, when the 1.8m (6ft) tall calf has mastered its long legs and is able to run, its mother can lead it away from danger, the pair fleeing across the plains of East Africa at speeds up to 52km/h (32mph).

Friday, October 24, 2008

Seal Pups' Snowy Den

The ringed seal of the Arctic Ocean is the only seal that builds a den. At the onset of winter, a mother seal excavates a lair under the snow. Snug inside during the worst of the weather, she gives birth. She suckles her pup with fat-rich milk for one to two months until it has put on enough blubber to keep it warm in the icy water. A female ringed seal might make several snow caves, and should a hunting polar bear intrude, mother and pup can dive through an escape hole and flee to a safer den.

Cold Hands and foot

Hands and feet feel cold when they don't receive an ample supply of warm blood containing oxygen and nutrients. The most common reason for this problem is exposure to cold air, especially from a draught or the wind. An underlying health problem may be responsible, but whatever the cause of the condition, there is much you can do to relieve the symptoms.

Avoid heavy, fatty meals, which divert blood from the extremities to the stomach and intestines for several hours afterwards. Eat three servings of oily fish each week to encourage the production of prostaglandins (hormone-like substances that help keep the blood flowing smoothly through the veins and arteries).


Most people find down once in a while, for short periods of time. A true depressive illness causes consistent sadness, pessimism and feeling of anxiety and hopelessness. It has both physical and behavioral effects. While severe cases require medical attention, natural therapist may help mild cases and can also support any treatment prescribed by a doctor.
Did you know that food scientist are using selective breeding and genetic modification to produce nutriceuticals - foods with an increased level of tryptophan. This amino acid is used by the brain to make serotonin, a chemical that can elevate mood. These foods may be used one day to combat mild depression.

Go to this site to have yourself tested the Depression Screening Test.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Fruits From Paradise

I bought this "The MonaVie Blend" whereby combining of fresh fruits from Acai berries, grapes, prunes, Camu-camu berries, Kiwi, Gojiberry, Blueberry, Pomegranate, Bilberry, Lychee, Nashi Pears, Cranberries, Acelora Cherry, Pears, Aronia, Passion Fruit, Banana and Apricot. This product comes with 3 different types which are purple, green and red stickers.

Support your body's antioxidant and nutritional needs with MonaVie. Taking a Balance-Variety-Moderation approach to nutrition, this premier formula delivers powerful antioxidants and phytonutrients to help fight free radicals and maintain your body's overall health.

Enhance your body's joint health with MonaVie Active. This advanced formula features the added benefit of plant-derived glucosamine, which has been scientifically shown to promote healthy joint function by targeting mobility and flexibility. Designed to support joint performance and recovery, this vital formula delivers the resources your body needs to get moving.

Watching your cholesterol? MonaVie Pulse nutritionally supports your cardiovascular system. With added heart health benefits derived from plant sterols* (which studies suggest play a key factor in lowering cholesterol), resveratrol, and omega 3 fatty acids, maintaining existing healthy cholesterol levels has never been easier.

Drink the juice twice a day with one cup at morning when empty stomach and one cup at night time before sleep. You can check out the details via This juice is very similar to Fruta Vida that we used to try before. You can click on Fruta Vida to find out more details about it.

Friday, October 17, 2008

I Love Cocoa Drinks

Yesterday after back home from office, take my bath and take my dinner, then straight went out to Sunshine Square to do our groceries. Well, my wife is looking for any cocoa drinks and we both decided to try out Oligo Coco. One big packet consists of 15 small packets like above pix. Wow, this is the first time I try it and it is really taste good.

Chapped Lips

The lips may easily become chapped and sore, especially after exposure to hot, cold, or windy weather. They are particularly vulnerable to chapping because, unlike skin elsewhere, they are no sebaceous (oil producing) glands and therefore lack a protective oily barrier.

Constantly wetting the lips is also likely to cause chapping. As the saliva dries, it can irritate the lips and increase their soreness. Always protect our lips against dryness by applying lip balm or salve. Or applying a little olive oil which has shooting properties and makes the skin more supple.

In some people deficiency of B vitamins is the cause of sore lips. Make sure we eat plenty of foods rich in this family of vitamins including whole grains, green vegetables and nuts.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

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