Saturday, December 18, 2010

Water Ionizer- a Scam?

I am not against Water Filter as I have installed an overall Stainless steel Nesh Outdoor Prefilter at my home and a small filter at the drinking tap for my own consumptions. I believe it I effective to remove much “impurities” chlorine, chemical and bacterial from our water piping systems.

But I meet salesmen/salesgirls who are trained to parrot some literature that the companies produce that their special has this added features that will keep us healthy.

1. The Oxygenated Water sales person. (My immediate thoughts were that, heh! we get oxygen from the air that we breathe, as our lungs inhale and exhale. Unless we are fishes with gills that get oxygen from water. Drinking such water will not oxygenate our body systems)

2. The Alkaline Water sale person. (My first respond isn’t our body intestinal & pancreatic systems able to regulate the acids/alkaline balance by its self?)

3. The Ionize water sale person.(Can use to wash vegetables, meat, etc and it can remove, pesticides, chemical, hormone in the meats.)

There are so much pseudo science out there that may even caught the expert by surprise.

So I did some Goggling & Yahooing up and here is what I found.

And don’t get me wrong I am a believer in healthy living, good nutrition, exercise, clean water, sunshine and fresh air. But surely such claims needed to be examined before you part with your hard earned money.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

The Wonders of Coconut

Do You Know...

. . . that coconuts are one of the wonder foods on earth that amply provides for all human needs? They can even save your life! Few people (even fewer doctors) understand how important the coconut is to stabilizing blood sugar; lowering cholesterol; healing; hydration; and even replacing blood plasma in an emergency.

Referred to as kalpa vriksha (Sanskrit for "the tree that supplies all that is needed to live") in ancient India, the coconut palm has been recognized as a top immune booster, antifungal , antibiotic, antiviral , and antibacterial remedy for thousands of years all over the world. Yet, it has only been recently that modern researchers have begun to fully discover the massive health benefits this amazing fruit offers.

To give just one example of coconuts' life-saving properties, they were used extensively in the Pacific during World war II. Since blood plasma supplies were scarce, it was very common for medics to siphon pure coconut water from young coconuts to be used as emergency plasma transfusions for soldiers who were injured. Since coconut water is nearly identical to human blood, it was suitable for people of all blood types.

Because of its strong antioxidant properties, the coconut can be used to:

==> Lower cholesterol
==> Improve digestion
==> Ward off wrinkles
==> Stabilize glucose levels
==> Fight off viruses
==> Build cells
==> Regulate hormones
==> Increase thyroid production
==> Lose weight
==> Increase metabolism
==> Fight infections
==> Stave off memory loss
==> Kill bacteria
==> And more!

Considered one of the most treasured foods of all time, coconut products -- including coconut flesh, coconut water, coconut oil, and coconut cream -- each deliver superb health benefits. Coconut oil, for instance, is considered the best and safest oil to use for cooking -- even superior to extra virgin olive oil when it comes to giving the body what it needs for optimum health. Unlike other fats and oils that we typically use for cooking and baking, coconut oil does not form polymerized oils or dangerous trans fatty acids in our bodies, which can raise our cholesterol levels; clog our arteries and even make our skin sag and wrinkle. Plus, this ultra-safe oil can give your body important antioxidants that can help build stronger cells and improve your overall health and well being.

Here are a few ways that you can use coconut products to stave off disease and to recapture the look and feeling of youth: Coconut Water - The coconut is a natural water filter. It takes almost 9 months for a coconut to filter every quart of water stored within its shell. This makes the resulting coconut water completely pure and sterile, which is one reason why it can be used for blood transfusions.

Another benefit of coconut water is the fact that it has the highest concentration of electrolytes than anything else found in nature. This makes it an excellent source of hydration.

Coconut Oil - In addition to being superior for cooking and baking, coconut oil also makes a superb topical oil that can help to naturally rid the skin of dangerous toxins. It also gives the skin the perfect mix of hydration and antioxidants that it needs to stay healthy, smooth and younger-looking longer.

Another great benefit of coconut oil is in protecting your teeth from the bacteria that can cause cavities and disease. Simply rubbing a little fresh coconut oil on your gums and teeth can keep them stronger and healthier than virtually any other dental treatment.

Most people don't realize that coconut oil can actually help you lose weight ! Yes, simply changing your cooking oil from the unsaturated fat variety to coconut oil can help you lose those extra pounds.

Here's why : Unsaturated fats found in canola, corn and other vegetables oils, as well as margarine suppress the metabolism , which makes it harder to lose weight -- and easier to gain it. Over time, this metabolism suppression may result in 20-30 pounds of excess weight that your body cannot get rid of. Coconut oil, on the other hand, helps to increase thyroid function and boost your metabolism -- 2 important components to shedding unwanted pounds.

Coconut Cream - The best skin treatment product one can use to achieve flawless skin may quite possibly be coconut cream. Unlike traditional skin creams which can actually introduce fats and oils to the skin that will break it down over time, making it look older, creams derived from the coconut can actually replenish the skin, giving it a more youthful and healthy glow than most other skin care products on the market.

When it comes to buying coconut products, coconuts are not all created equal. Wild coconuts are always best, but can be hard to obtain if you don't live in a tropical country. Whether you are using this wonder food to boost your immune system; increase your metabolism or fight wrinkles, using products from young coconuts will help you reap the most benefit.

Young coconuts contain the purest unsaturated fat, compared to the fat found in the more mature varieties. This is why they offer the most rejuvenation properties for the body's tissues. But how can you tell how old a coconut is? Young coconuts are usually green in colour and oddly shaped. The brown hairy ones are mature coconuts, and while they offer a lot of healthy benefits, they aren't nearly as good for you as younger varieties.

The best place to find young fresh coconuts is, of course, in the markets of the tropics, so be sure to seek them out if you travel to those areas. Coconut-producing regions export coconuts all over the world, however, so it's relatively easy to find coconuts at your local health food store or Asian grocer.
Thanks to Tan Ah Watt for emailing me this article.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Vitamin C Role in Curing Sicknesses

When a King Country dairy farmer came down with a serious case of swine flu, intensive care specialists said there was no hope. They were set to pull him off of life support, but his family refused to give up. The family demanded that the doctors try high doses of Vitamin C. The hospital told them it wouldn't work, but the family insisted. They had to hire a lawyer to get their way -- but their actions saved the man's life.

News3 August 18, 2010

Sunday, July 11, 2010

The Blind Boy

A blind boy sat on the steps of a building with a hat by his feet. He held up a sign which said: 'I am blind, please help.' There were only a few coins in the hat.

A man was walking by. He took a few coins from his pocket and dropped them into the hat. He then took the sign, turned it around, and wrote some words. He put the sign back so that everyone who walked by would see the new words.

Soon the hat began to fill up. A lot more people were giving money to the blind boy. That afternoon the man who had changed the sign came to see how things were. The boy recognized his footsteps and asked, 'Were you the one who changed my sign this morning? What did you write?'

The man said, 'I only wrote the truth. I said what you said but in a different way.'
What he had written was: 'Today is a beautiful day and I cannot see it.'

Do you think the first sign and the second sign were saying the same thing?

Of course both signs told people the boy was blind. But the first sign simply said the boy was blind. The second sign told people they were so lucky that they were not blind. Should we be surprised that the second sign was more effective?

Moral of the Story: Be thankful for what you have. Be creative. Be innovative. Think differently and positively.

Invite others towards good with wisdom. Live life with no excuse and love with no regrets. When life gives you a 100 reasons to cry, show life that you have 1000 reasons to smile. Face your past without regret. Handle your present with confidence. Prepare for the future without fear. Keep the faith and drop the fear.

Great men say, 'Life has to be an incessant process of repair and reconstruction, of discarding evil and developing goodness.... In the journey of life, if you want to travel without fear, you must have the ticket of a good conscience.'

The most beautiful thing is to see a person smiling...
And even more beautiful is, knowing that you are the reason behind it!!!

Thursday, July 8, 2010


When in Malaysia do visit Malacca. She is the oldest town in Malaysia. Malacca is famed as the place where history of Malaysia began. Parameswara, an exiled prince from Sumatra, founded it in 1396. It thrived as a port-of-call to many ships and merchants from China, India, Arabia and Europe.

After a fierce battle in 1511, it fell into the hands of the Portuguese and subsequently to the Dutch in 1641. In 1795, the Dutch relinquished control of Malacca to the British to prevent it from falling into the hands of the French, when the Netherlands was captured during the French Revolution. It was returned to the Dutch in 1818 under the Treaty of Vienna but was later exchanged by the British for Bencoleen, Sumatra. From 1826 onwards, English East India Company in Calcutta together with Singapore and Penang ruled the land under the Straits Settlements administration.

With such a colorful historical background in its streets and building, which are too large for any museum to house, make her a worthwhile tourist destination. I grew up in this town before moving to Kuala Lumpur for greener pastures. Once a Malaccan always a Malaccan.

Once a strong fortress built in 1511 by the Portuguese known as "A Famosa", it was damaged during the Dutch invasion. Repaired by the Dutch in 1670, the embossed the "VOC" crest on it. In 1808, Sir Stamford Raffles saved the fort from destruction and the gateway still stands till today.

The Stadthuys, the official residence of the Dutch Governors and their was built in 1650. Situated right in the middle of Malacca town, it is a example of Dutch masonry and woodwork skills. Preserved in its original structure, it now houses the Historical Museum and Ethnography Museum. On display are traditional bridal costumes and authentic relics from its glorious days

Christ Church: Built in 1753, the church's handmade pews and beams were constructed without joints, reflecting fine Dutch architecture. The brass Bible rest has an inscription of the first verse of St. John. The tombstones on the church floor are written in Armenian Script with "Last Supper" in glazed tiles.

 One of the oldest Chinese temples in the country, built in 1646. Materials for the construction of the temple were all brought in from China. The wooden carvings, lacquer work and mythological figurines at the temple are sight to behold.

Known as "Our Lady of The Hill" by the Portuguese, the chapel was built by Duarte Coelho in 1521 and renamed "St. Paul's Church" by the Dutch. Once made as a burial ground for their noble dead, the tombstones have Latin and Portuguese inscriptions on them. St. Francis Xavier was buried here in 1553 before his body was moved to Goa in India.
The Gothic Church with twin towers built by Frenchman Rev. Farve in 1849, is dedicated to St. Francis Xavier, known as the "Apostle of the East". St. Francis Xavier is well remembered for spreading Catholicism to South-East Asia during the 16th century.
Jonker Street is a definite heaven for antique collectors and bargain hunters. Authentic artefacts and relics, some dating as far back as 300 years, can be found among a host of interesting collectibles, each with its own history and mystery. Jalan Hang Jebat, formerly known as Jonker Street, is known worldwide among famous antique collectors as one of the best places to hunt and bargain for antiques.

The Marine time museum is constructed after 'Flor De La Mar'. The Portuguese galleon sank in the Straits of Malacca on its way to Portugal. With her hull laden with invaluable treasures seized from Malacca, the galleon was doomed from existence had it not for the efforts to revive its symbolic significance to Malacca's heritage. At the museum, visitors can get a closer look at Malacca from the famed Malay Sultanate of the 14th century to the Portuguese era, the Dutch era and the British era. There are exhibits of foreign ships models that had once called at the port of Malacca during the height of its maritime hegemony

Standing majestically in the heart of history is the newly opened Hotel Equatorial Melaka. Bringing you the allure of historical Melaka with modern day conveniences, this 22-storey international business resort features 498 luxuriously furnished rooms and a host of food and beverage outlets including the award-winning Equatorial signature restaurants, the Golden Phoenix Chinese Restaurant and Kampachi Japanese Restaurant.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Father's Day

Someone has just reminded me that today is Father’s day, and yes I have almost forgotten, so I begin thinking what about Father’s day that I can blog about today?  In between sessions of Church camp in Melaka I quickly wrote some of this as it will lose the impact if I will to write it the next day.

We tend to honor mom more than dad. Mother’s day seems to produce more excitements than Father’s day, probably mothers have the advantage of carrying the child close to her heart for additional none months and the first person a baby sees and smells is the mother when s/he comes out into the world.

And, we honor them with the day like father's day. So we send our dad a card or take our dad for a meal to show appreciation on this day. Isn’t that a western culture to select one day of the year to honor the parents?

But the Biblical culture would have you honoring your father every day. Listen to God’s instruction:

"Honor your father and mother"--which is the first commandment with a promise.
— Exodus 20:12, Ephesians 6:2

So early in the birth of the nation of Israel, God give Israel laws to government the new born nation. So honoring parents is among the Ten Words. Some of the other laws we will divide & classify them it for purpose of understanding. 1. Civil Law (for administering the nations.), 2. Sanitary laws (for cleanliness & hygiene.) 3. Dietary laws. (for health purposes) 4. and of course the Moral Law as some call the 10 Commandments.

And another verses.

Hear, O sons, the instruction of a father, And give attention that you may gain understanding, For I give you sound teaching; Do not abandon my instruction. When I was a son to my father, Tender and the only son in the sight of my mother, Then he taught me and said to me, "Let your heart hold fast my words; Keep my commandments and live;” Proverb 4 : 1-4 (see also Proverb 10:1)

One of the reasons that Chinese culture has survived thousands of years through many political and social revolutions is that through it all, they obeyed the fifth commandment not because it was spoken by God through Moses, but because it was wise. "[That] you may live a long time in the land" is not a tempting bribe to good conduct, but a statement of fact about nations and tribes and families in which honor is found.

How do we honor our Father?

You honor others by treating them with the same high respect you owe to the person of Jesus Christ. If you treat others the way you treat Jesus, you will honor not only your parents but every living soul.

Honor takes many different forms. It is much more than greeting cards, candy and flowers on Father's Day.

Children, likewise, honor their parents in different ways.

1. To a small child, honor means obedience.

2. To an adolescent, it means respect.

3. To an adult child, it means kindness, thoughtfulness, and care of parents.

As a child grow to adulthood they may eventually outgrow their need to obey their parents, they never outgrow their duty to honor their parents.

The time may come when aged parents may even have to take instruction from their children. But even then, and especially then, children must find ways to honor their parents, to affirm their dignity and worth.

Remember, the Bible doesn't tell who is to honor you, but whom you are to honor your parents, your children and everyone else. You obey the fifth commandment, not by demanding that others honor you but by taking the initiative to honor them.

And go ahead give your Father a warm Hug and Take him for special Dinner today. But remember to honor him every day.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Cute Baby Playing with Boxer.

Boxers are friendly dog despite their fierce countenances. Here you will view a cute baby touching the feets of a boxer. After sometime the dog was bored and leaves the baby to his own devices.

But please don't try this with Border Collies or Jack Russell Terriers.
I am sure you can do this with Golden Retrievers, like boxers are people friendly.

Friday, January 1, 2010


The immune system can make or break your health. In fact, you could say it defines your health. A weak immune system makes you more susceptible to illness; a strong one can keep you free of disease.

Here are the major players in the immune system:

• the bone marrow, which produces white blood cells or leukocytes that circulate throughout the body to detect and destroy harmful substances.

• the thymus, a small organ located above the heart that serves as a sort of training center for immune cells.

• lymph organs (nodes and vessels) aid the immune function by cleansing the blood and lymph, which is the fluid that circulates in the body and traps harmful organisms that are floating in the bloodstream.

• spleen, tonsils, appendix, and Peyer's patches, which all protect the body against dangerous toxins and invading microorganisms.

Specialized cells of the immune system include:

• B cells, which produce antibodies against infectious agents.

• T cells, which are specially trained by the thymus to recognize specific invaders.

• Natural killer cells, also called "the kiss of death", wander through the body and attack cancerous cells.

• Phagocytes such as the monocyte and macrophage (also called “eating cells”), which engulf and destroy microorganisms and debris.

Together, these various cells create a strong defense against substances that threaten the health of the body.

The body is equipped with many defense systems. Here are a few of them:

• "seek and destroy" mechanisms (macrophages, T-cells, natural killer cells)

• protective chemicals (lysozyme, oleic acid, stomach acid)

• flushing mechanisms (sneezing, coughing)

• natural resistance (the body's inherent ability to avoid some illnesses)

• normal flora (bacteria, yeast, and protozoa that inhabit the skin, intestines, and body cavities. They compete against other, more harmful invading agents)

• other simple defenses such as a tough skin layer, protective hairs, and mucosa.

The immune system is not a centrally located system, but is everywhere in the body. It's a complex network of cells and organisms all working together in the battle against disease.

The choice is up to you: either wave the white flag of surrender, or put up a good fight by eating right.