26 February 2010

More About Parsley, Kidneys Cleanser at Less Than RM1.00

As reaction to my earlier posting about parsley which is said can act as our kidneys cleanser, my colleague, Mr. Ding K.L from Air Tawar, Perak emailed me further information about parsley. I would like to share the information over here, please read on ...
Health Benefits:
A sprig of parsley can provide much more than a decoration on your plate. Parsley contains two types of unusual components that provide unique health benefits. The first type is volatile oil components-including myristicin, limonene, eugenol, and alpha-thujene. The second type is flavonoids-including apiin, apigenin, crisoeriol, and luteolin.
Promote Optimal Health:
Parsley's volatile oils-particularly myristicin-have been shown to inhibit tumor formation in animal studies, and particularly, tumor formation in the lungs. Myristicin has also been shown to activate the enzyme glutathione-S-transferase, which helps attach the molecule glutathione to oxidized molecules that would otherwise do damage in the body. The activity of parsley's volatile oils qualifies it as a "chemoprotective" food, and in particular, a food that can help neutralize particular types of carcinogens (like the benzopyrenes that are part of cigarette smoke and charcoal grill smoke).
A Rich Source of Anti-Oxidant Nutrients:
The flavonoids in parsley-especially luteolin-have been shown to function as antioxidants that combine with highly reactive oxygen-containing molecules (called oxygen radicals) and help prevent oxygen-based damage to cells. In addition, extracts from parsley have been used in animal studies to help increase the antioxidant capacity of the blood.
In addition to its volatile oils and flavonoids, parsley is an excellent source of two vital nutrients that are also important for the prevention of many diseases: vitamin C and vitamin A (notably through its concentration of the pro-vitamin A carotenoid, beta-carotene).
Vitamin C has many different functions. It is the body's primary water-soluble antioxidant, rendering harmless otherwise dangerous free radicals in all water-soluble areas of the body. High levels of free radicals contribute to the development and progression of a wide variety of diseases, including atherosclerosis, colon cancer, diabetes, and asthma. This may explain why people who consume healthy amounts of vitamin C-containing foods have reduced risks for all these conditions. Vitamin C is also a powerful anti-inflammatory agent, which explains its usefulness in conditions such as osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. And since vitamin C is needed for the healthy function of the immune system, it can also be helpful for preventing recurrent ear infections or colds.
Beta-carotene, another important antioxidant, works in the fat-soluble areas of the body. Diets with beta-carotene-rich foods are also associated with a reduced risk for the development and progression of conditions like atherosclerosis, diabetes, and colon cancer. Like vitamin C, beta-carotene may also be helpful in reducing the severity of asthma, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. And beta-carotene is converted by the body to vitamin A, a nutrient so important to a strong immune system that its nickname is the "anti-infective vitamin."
Parsley for a Healthy Heart:
Parsley is a good source of folic acid, one of the most important B vitamins. While it plays numerous roles in the body, one of its most critical roles in relation to cardiovascular health is its necessary participation in the process through which the body converts homocysteine into benign molecules. Homocysteine is a potentially dangerous molecule that, at high levels, can directly damage blood vessels, and high levels of homocysteine are associated with a significantly increased risk of heart attack and stroke in people with atherosclerosis or diabetic heart disease. Enjoying foods rich in folic acid, like parsley, is an especially good idea for individuals who either have, or wish to prevent, these diseases. Folic acid is also a critical nutrient for proper cell division and is therefore vitally important for cancer-prevention in two areas of the body that contain rapidly dividing cells-the colon, and in women, the cervix.
Protection against Rheumatoid Arthritis:
While one study suggests that high doses of supplemental vitamin C makes osteoarthritis, a type of degenerative arthritis that occurs with aging, worse in laboratory animals, another indicates that vitamin C-rich foods, such as parsley, provide humans with protection against inflammatory polyarthritis, a form of rheumatoid arthritis involving two or more joints.
The findings, presented in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases were drawn from a study of more than 20,000 subjects who kept diet diaries and were arthritis-free when the study began, and focused on subjects who developed inflammatory polyarthritis and similar subjects who remained arthritis-free during the follow-up period. Subjects who consumed the lowest amounts of vitamin C-rich foods were more than three times more likely to develop arthritis than those who consumed the highest amounts.
So, next time parsley appears on your plate as a garnish, recognize its true worth and partake of its abilities to improve your health. As an added bonus, you'll also enjoy parsley's legendary ability to cleanse your palate and your breath at the end of your meal.
While parsley is a wonderfully nutritious and healing food, it is often under-appreciated. Most people do not realize that this vegetable has more uses than just being a decorative garnish that accompanies restaurant meals. They do not know that parsley is actually a storehouse of nutrients and that it features a delicious green and vibrant taste.
The two most popular types of parsley are curly parsley and Italian flat leaf parsley. The Italian variety has a more fragrant and less bitter taste than the curly variety. There is also another type of parsley known as turnip-rooted (or Hamburg) that is cultivated for its roots, which resemble salsify and burdock. Parsley belongs to the Umbelliferae family of plants, and its Latin name is Petroselinum crispum.
Parsley is native to the Mediterranean region of Southern Europe. While it has been cultivated for more than 2,000 years, parsley was used medicinally prior to being consumed as a food. The ancient Greeks held parsley to be sacred, using it to not only adorn victors of athletic contests, but also for decorating the tombs of the deceased. The practice of using parsley as a garnish actually has a long history that can be traced back to the civilization of the ancient Romans.
While it is uncertain when parsley began to be consumed as a seasoning, it seems to be sometime in the Middle Ages in Europe. Some historians credit Charlemagne with its popularization since he had it grown on his estates.
In some countries, the curly leaf variety is more popular. This may have its roots in the ancient preference for this type since people were oftentimes reticent to consume the flat leaf variety because it resembled fool's parsley, a poisonous weed.
Turnip-rooted (or Hamburg) parsley, a relatively new species, having only been developed within the past two hundred years, has only recently begun gaining popularity.
How to Select and Store:
Whenever possible, choose fresh parsley over the dried form of the herb since it is superior in flavor. Choose fresh parsley that is deep green in color and looks fresh and crisp. Avoid bunches that have leaves that are wilted or yellow as this indicates that they are either overmature or damaged. Just like with other dried herbs, if you choose to purchase dried parsley flakes, try to select organically grown parsley since this will give you more assurance that the herbs have not been irradiated.
Fresh parsley should be kept in the refrigerator in a plastic bag. If the parsley is slightly wilted, either sprinkle it lightly with some water or wash it without completely drying it before storing in the refrigerator.
If you have excess flat leaf parsley, you can easily dry it by laying it out in a single layer on a clean kitchen cloth. Once dried, it should be kept in a tightly sealed container in a cool, dark and dry place. Curly leaf parsley is best preserved by freezing, as opposed to drying. Although it will retain most of its flavor, it has a tendency to lose its crispness, so it is best used in recipes without first thawing.
How to Enjoy:
For some of our favorite recipes, click Recipes.
Tips for Preparing Parsley:
Fresh parsley should be washed right before using since it is highly fragile. The best way to clean it is just like you would spinach. Place it in a bowl of cold water and swish it around with your hands. This will allow any sand or dirt to dislodge. Remove the leaves from the water, empty the bowl, refill it with clean water and repeat this process until no dirt remains in the water.
Since it has a stronger flavor than the curly variety, Italian flat leaf parsley holds up better to cooking and therefore is usually the type preferred for hot dishes. It should be added towards the end of the cooking process so that it can best retain its taste, color and nutritional value.
If you are making a light colored sauce, use the stems from this variety as opposed to the leaves, so the sauce will take on the flavor of parsley but will not be imparted with its green color.
A Few Quick Serving Ideas:
Combine chopped parsley with bulgur wheat, chopped green onions (scallions), mint leaves, lemon juice and olive oil to make the Middle Eastern classic dish, tabouli.
Add parsley to pesto sauce to add more texture to its green color.
Combine chopped parsley, garlic and lemon zest, and use it as a rub for chicken, lamb and beef.
Use parsley in soups and tomato sauces.
Serve a colorful salad of fennel, orange, cherry tomatoes, pumpkin seeds and parsley leaves.
Chopped parsley can be sprinkled on a host of different recipes, including salads, vegetable sautés and grilled fish.
Individual Concerns
Parsley and Oxalates:
Parsley is among a small number of foods that contain measurable amounts of oxalates, naturally-occurring substances found in plants, animals, and human beings. When oxalates become too concentrated in body fluids, they can crystallize and cause health problems. For this reason, individuals with already existing and untreated kidney or gallbladder problems may want to avoid eating parsley. Laboratory studies have shown that oxalates may also interfere with absorption of calcium from the body. Yet, in every peer-reviewed research study we've seen, the ability of oxalates to lower calcium absorption is relatively small and definitely does not outweigh the ability of oxalate-containing foods to contribute calcium to the meal plan. If your digestive tract is healthy, and you do a good job of chewing and relaxing while you enjoy your meals, you will get significant benefits - including absorption of calcium - from calcium-rich foods plant foods that also contain oxalic acid. Ordinarily, a healthcare practitioner would not discourage a person focused on ensuring that they are meeting their calcium requirements from eating these nutrient-rich foods because of their oxalate content. For more on this subject, please see "Can you tell me what oxalates are and in which foods they can be found?"
Nutritional Profile:
Parsley is an excellent source of vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin K. It is a good source of iron and folate. Parsley's volatile oil components include myristicin, limonene, eugenol, and alpha-thujene. Its flavonoids include apiin, apigenin, crisoeriol, and luteolin.
For an in-depth nutritional profile click here: Parsley.
In-Depth Nutritional Profile:
In addition to the nutrients highlighted in our ratings chart, an in-depth nutritional profile for Parsley is also available. This profile includes information on a full array of nutrients, including carbohydrates, sugar, soluble and insoluble fiber, sodium, vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, amino acids and more.

21 February 2010

Money, Famous, Iconic, Power then Women!

Tiger Wood apologised for his irresponsible and selfish behaviour on his sex scandal.
He said during his elavation to iconic status, he had begin to feel that the normal rules don't apply.
I felt that I had worked hard my entire life and deserved to enjoy all the temptations around me. I felt I was entitled. Thanks to money and fame, I didn't have to go far to find them... I don't get to play by different rules.
He said he is going back to Buddhism to put him back to the right track!

Weren't, many of our leaders, include those little napoleons in departments, schools, etc., what else to say about our self-proclaimed political leaders who claim they have worked hard their entire life, taught they're famous, got power to decide, thus deserve to enjoy themselves and got special rules just for themselves?

Tiger Wood's story is a living and excellent example that money, famous, iconic status and power but without spiritual elements lead to arrogance and self-destruction.

20 February 2010

Clean Our Kidneys With Less Than RM1.00

Received another email from Yang Qingyou, this time health tips about how to clean our kidneys after so many years in service as our bodies filtering machines. Please read on....

Parsley as our kidneys cleanser

Years pass by and our kidneys are filtering the blood by removing salt, poison and any unwanted entering our body. With time, the salt accumulates and this needs to undergo cleaning treatments. How are we going to do this? It is very easy, first take a bunch of parsley and wash it clean Then cut it in small pieces and put it in a pot and pour clean water and boil it for ten minutes and let it cool down and then filter it and pour in a clean bottle and keep it inside refrigerator to cool. Drink one glass daily and you will notice all salt and other accumulated poison coming out of your kidney by urination. Also you will be able to notice the difference which you never felt before. Parsley is known as best cleaning treatment for kidneys and it is natural!
Please forward to all your friends!

10 Steps To Safety

Another email received silmutaneously from Yang Qingyou and Kok Ah Moy...
To keep you reminded........
This is for you, and for you to share with your wife, your children, everyone you know.
After reading these 10 crucial tips, forward them to someone you care about. It never hurts to be careful in this crazy world we live in.
1. Tip from Tae Kwon Do :
The elbow is the strongest point on your body. If you are close enough to use it, do!
2. Learned this from a tourist guide.
If a robber asks for your wallet and/or purse, DO NOT HAND IT TO HIM. Toss it away from you.... Chances are that he is more interested in your wallet and/or purse than you, and he will go for the wallet/purse. RUN LIKE MAD IN THE OTHER DIRECTION!
3. If you are ever thrown into the trunk of a car, kick out the back tail lights and stick your arm out the hole and start waving like crazy.. The driver won't see you, but everybody else will. This has saved lives.
4. Women have a tendency to get into their cars after shopping, eating, working, etc., and just sit
(doing their chequebook, or making a list, etc. (DON'T DO THIS!). The predator will be watching you, and this is the perfect opportunity for him to get in on the passenger side, put a gun to your head, and tell you where to go.
If someone is in the car with a gun to your head, DO NOT DRIVE OFF,
Instead gun the engine and speed into anything, wrecking the car. Your Air Bag will save you.
If the person is in the back seat they will get the worst of it. As soon as the car crashes bail out and run. It is better than having them find your body in a remote location.
5. A few notes about getting into your car in a parking lot, or parking garage:
A.) Be aware:
Look around you, look into your car, at the passenger side floor, and in the back seat.
B.) If you are parked next to a big van, enter your car from the passenger door.
Most serial killers attack their victims by pulling them into their vans while the women are attempting to get into their cars.
C.) Look at the car parked on the driver's side of your vehicle, and the passenger side... If a male is sitting alone in the seat nearest your car, you may want to walk back into the mall, or work, and get a guard/policeman to walk you back out.
IT IS ALWAYS BETTER TO BE SAFE THAN SORRY. (And better paranoid than dead.)
6. ALWAYS take the elevator instead of the stairs. Stairwells are horrible places to be alone and the perfect crime spot. This is especially true at NIGHT!
7. If the predator has a gun and you are not under his control, ALWAYS RUN! The predator will only hit you (a running target) 4 in 100 times; and even then, it most likely WILL NOT be a vital organ. RUN, preferably in a zig -zag pattern!
8. As women, we are always trying to be sympathetic: STOP! It may get you raped, or killed. Ted Bundy, the serial killer, was a good-looking, well educated man, who ALWAYS played on the sympathies of unsuspecting women. He walked with a cane, or a limp, and often asked 'for help' into his vehicle or with his vehicle, which is when he abducted his next victim.
9. Another Safety Point: Someone just told me that her friend heard a crying baby on her porch the night before last, and she called the police because it was late and she thought it was weird.. The police told her, 'Whatever you do, DO NOT open the door..' The lady then said that it sounded like the baby had crawled near a window, and she was worried that it would crawl to the street and get run over. The policeman said, 'We already have a unit on the way, whatever you do, DO NOT open the door.' He told her that they think a serial killer has a baby's cry recorded and uses it to coax women out of their homes thinking that someone dropped off a baby. He said they have not verified it, but have had several calls by women saying that they hear baby's cries outside their doors when they're home alone at night.
10. Water scam!
If you wake up in the middleof the night to hear all your taps outside running or what you think is aburst pipe, DO NOT GO OUT TO INVESTIGATE! These people turn on all youroutside taps full ball so that you will go out to investigate andthen attack.Stay alert, keep safe, and look out for your neighbours!
Please pass this on...
This e-mail should probably be taken seriously because the Crying Baby Theory was mentioned on America 's Most Wanted when they profiled the serial killer in Louisiana. It may save a life. A candle is not dimmed by lighting another candle.. Send this to any woman you know that may need to be reminded that the world we live in has a lot of crazies in it and it's better to be safe than sorry..
Everyone should take 5 minutes to read this. It may save your life or love one's life.

19 February 2010

Sour Sop A Cancer Killer!

Received an email from a colleague Yang Qingyou from Johor about a familiar fruit which has the power to cure cancer! Alas, if I have known earlier about this in the middle of the 80's.... Anyway, please read on.
Guyabano, The Soursop Fruit:
The soursop or the fruit from the graviola tree is a miraculous natural cancer cell killer 10,000 times stronger than chemo... Why are we not aware of this? Its because some big corporation want to make back their money spent on years of research by trying to make a synthetic version of it for sale. So, since you know it now you can help a friend in need by letting him know or just drink some soursop juice yourself as prevention from time to time. The taste is not bad after all. It’s completely natural and definitely has no side effects. If you have the space, plant one in your garden. The other parts of the tree are also useful.The next time you have a fruit juice, ask for a soursop.
How many people died in vain while this billion-dollar drug maker concealed the secret of the miraculous Graviola tree? Th is tree is low and is called graviola in Brazil, guanabana in Spanish and has the uninspiring name soursop in English.
The fruit is very large and the subacid sweet white pulp is eaten out of hand or more commonly, used to make fruit drinks, sherbets and such. The principal interest in this plant is because of its strong anti-cancer effects. Although it is effective for a number of medical conditions, it is its anti tumor effect that is of most interest. This plant is a proven cancer remedy for cancers of all types. Besides being a cancer remedy, graviola is a broad spectrum antimicrobial agent for both bacterial and fungal infections, is effective against internal parasites and worms, lowers high blood pressure and is used for depression, stress and nervous disorders.

If there ever was a single example that makes it dramatically clear why the existence of Health Sciences Institute is so vital to Americans like you, it's the incredible story behind the Graviola tree. The truth is stunningly simple:
Deep within the AmazonRainforest grows a tree that could literally revolutionize what you, your doctor, and the rest of the world thinks about cancer treatment and chances of survival. The future has never looked more promising.

Research shows that with extracts from this miraculous tree it now may be possible to:
* Attack cancer safely and effectively with an all-natural therapy that does not cause extreme nausea, weight loss and hair loss.
* Protect your immune system and avoid deadly infections.
* Feel stronger and healthier throughout the course of the treatment.
* Boost your energy and improve your outlook on life.
The source of this information is just as stunning. It comes from one of America's largest drug manufacturers, the fruit of over 20 laboratory tests conducted since the 1970's! What those tests revealed was nothing short of mind numbing... Extracts from the tree were shown to:
* Effectively target and kill malignant cells in 12 types of cancer, including colon, breast, prostate, lung and pancreatic cancer..
* The tree compounds proved to be up to 10,000 times stronger in slowing the growth of cancer cells than Adriamycin, a commonly used chemotherapeutic drug!
* What's more, unlike chemotherapy, the compound extracted from the Graviola tree selectively huntsdown and kills only cancer cells. It does not harm healthy cells! The amazing anti-cancer properties of the Graviola tree have been extensively researched, so why haven't you heard anything about it?
If Graviola extract is as half as promising as it appears to be, why doesn't every single oncologist at every major hospital insist on using it on all his or her patients? The spine-chilling answer illustrates just how easily our health and for many, our very lives are controlled by money and power. Graviola, the plant that worked too well. One of America's biggest billion-dollar drug makers began a search for a cancer cure and their research centered on Graviola, a legendary healing tree from the Amazon Rainforest. Various parts of the Graviola tree, including the bark, leaves, roots, fruit and fruit-seeds have been used for centuries by medicine men and native Indians in South America to treat heart disease, asthma, liver problems and arthritis.
Going on very little documented scientific evidence, the company poured money and resources into testing the tree's anti-cancerous properties and were shocked by the results. Graviola proved itself to be a cancer-killing dynamo. But that's where the Graviola story nearly ended. The company had one huge problem with the Graviola tree, it's completely natural, and so, under federal law, not patentable. There's no way to make serious profits from it. It turns out the drug company invested nearly seven years trying tosynthesize two of the Graviola tree's most powerful anti-cancer ingredients. If they could isolate and produce man-made clones of what makes the Graviola so potent, they'd be able to patent it and make their money back. Alas, they hit a brick wall. The original simply could not be replicated. There was no way the company could protect its profits or even make back the millions it poured into research. As the dream of huge profits evaporated, their testing on Graviola came to a screeching halt. Even worse, the company shelved the entire project and chose not to publish the findings of its research!
Luckily, however, there was one scientist from the Graviola research team whose conscience wouldn't let him see such atrocity committed. Risking his career, he contacted a company that's dedicated to harvesting medical plants from the Amazon Rainforest and blew the whistle. Miracle unleashed. When researchers at the Health Sciences Institute were alerted to the news of Graviola, they began tracking the research done on the cancer-killing tree. Evidence of the astounding effectiveness of Graviola and its shocking cover-up - came in fast and furious........ The National Cancer Institute performed the first scientific research in 1976. The results showed that Graviola's leaves and stems were found effective in attacking and destroying malignant cells. Inexplicably, the results were published in an internal report and never released to the public...... Since 1976, Graviola has proven to be an immensely potent cancer killer in 20 independent laboratory tests, yet no double-blind clinical trials, the typical benchmark mainstream doctors and journals use to judge atreatment's value were ever initiated.
A study published in the Journal of Natural Products, following a recent study conducted at Catholic University of South Korea stated that one chemical in Graviola was found to selectively kill colon cancer cells at 10,000 times the potency of (the commonly used chemotherapy drug) Adriamycin. The most significant part of the Catholic University of South Korea report is that Graviola was shown to selectively target the cancer cells, leaving healthy cells untouched. Unlike chemotherapy, which indiscriminately targets all actively reproducing cells (such as stomach and hair cells), causing the often devastating side effects of nausea and hair loss in cancer patients.... A study at Purdue University recently found that leaves from the Graviola tree killed cancer cells among six human cell lines and were especially effective against prostate, pancreatic and lung cancers... Seven years of silence broken--it's finally here! A limited supply of Graviola extract, grown and harvested by indigenous people in Brazil , is finally available in America.
The full Graviola Story-including where you can get it and how to use it, is included in Beyond Chemotherapy: New Cancer Killers, Safe as Mother's Milk, a Health Sciences Institute. FREE special bonus report on natural substances that will effectively revolutionize the fight against cancer....

You are not responsible for what people think about you, but wait... you are responsible for what you give them to think about you..

Aurora Mystery Solved?

On Jan. 20, 2010, Per-Arne Mikalsen was photographing a vast aurora erupting over the northern Norwegian town of Andenes.
Because solar activity is on the increase, aurora spotters have many opportunities to see the Northern Lights. On this particular night the aurora was intense, stretching toward the southern latitudes of Norway.

The mystery shape in the aurora over Andenes, Norway

This photo showed a mysterious green parachute-like object hanging with the main aurora

Reflections of sunlight from the regularly shaped Iridium satellites was found to be the cause of the aurora, so-called Iridium Flares. As a satellite passes overhead, the conditions may be right for the spacecraft's solar panels or antennae to reflect sunlight down to the ground. The result is a short-lived burst of light, known as a "flare." The network of Iridium communication satellites are best known for their flares, since they have three huge door-sized antennae that act as orbital mirrors.
Fot further reading please click here; http://news.discovery.com/space/aurora-mystery-solved.html

18 February 2010

Origin of Key Cosmic Explosions Unraveled

A NASA image of the debris of an exploded star, known as supernova taken from NASA's Chandra X-Ray Observatory. Astronomers who have long used supernovas as cosmic mile markers to help measure the expansion of the universe now have an answer to the nagging question of what sparks the massive stellar explosions. (AFP/NASA/File).

An Interesting Part of Tun LKY's View

This is an excerpt of Tun Lim Keng Yaik's Interview by The Edge Financial Daily taken from www.theedgemalaysia.com, Feb.18, 2010.
TEFD: Tun, do you think we are more polarised now than before?
LKY: Yes. The implementation of the New Economic Policy. The rise of religious extremism. And the application of human and universal rights by the non-Malays. And education and facilities in schools and universities which have not been balanced over time. I use that word because they have enough doctors and accountants and lawyers and yet the quotas still apply. Opportunities in education and universities have not been balanced over time. This kind of things, you have to rebalance from time to time.
TEFD: Talking about a high-income economy, can we do it?
LKY: This is difficult. If they don’t change the education policy, they cannot achieve high-income economy status. If the education policy doesn’t change with the passage of time, to produce the right human resources for the needs of this country, then we will regress and not progress. A high-income economy must be based on people, equipped with the best knowledge and retained for the country’s use. Then we may stand a chance. If not, we can talk till the cows come home and we will regress and not progress.
TEFD: So, isn’t the PPSMI reversal a step back for the high-income economy drive?
LKY: In my memorandum to Dr Mahathir, I said that Maths and Science should be taught in their mother tongue in primary schools while English periods should be increased. And then English should be made the medium of instruction for Maths and Science in secondary schools. In modern education methods, there are better ways of educating people in languages than what we are currently doing. We can use audio and video to teach languages instead of the rote system. For that, I used to argue with Dong Jiao Zong in 1972 when I was still in MCA and asked them, how much Chinese do you want a Chinese to know? The East Ender Londoner speaks English which none of us can understand and yet they are Englishmen. Equip students with enough content in Chinese to enable them to read and write and converse in Mandarin. Or do they want every Chinese to be a literature expert and quote proverbs only Chinese in China understand? If 3,000 words is enough I can’t see how they can’t pump the students with the words within six years. I’m English educated but can they say that I’m not a Chinese. Those days I couldn’t even speak Mandarin although I’ve picked it up now and can give a two-hour lecture in Mandarin without being able to read Chinese. They want their mother tongue education, forgetting they are in Malaysia. Undoubtedly, the Chinese Malaysian is very appreciated in the last 20 years in the international circuit. To those who have been exposed, the Chinese from here are better appreciated than those from other countries like mainland China, Taiwan, Indonesia, Hongkong and Singapore. Chinese from Singapore are very educated but have their noses in their foreheads. China Chinese are hillbillies although they are very much different today. Those from Taiwan will eat you up and swallow you lock, stock and barrel. There won’t even be bones coming out. And the Hongkong Chinese only care for themselves and nobody else. There is nothing to say about the Indonesian Chinese as they have even lost their names. To appreciate that, the Chinese in Malaysia, being influenced by other races here, their mannerisms, eating habits and appreciation of multiracial society that makes them what they are, should be confident of that. People outside the country compliment the Chinese Malaysians for being well mannered, know how to mix with people, caring and don’t impose on people. All these good characteristics come from here. What’s wrong? If 3,000 characters are enough to maintain our mother tongue then that should be good enough. And then we can spend more time learning English and Bahasa Malaysia. There is no doubt that the Malays in this country need help. In any country, it’s the rural people who need the most help. It so happens that the rural people in Malaysia, 90% are Malays. It’s a rural problem and not just a Malay problem. Like Dr Mahathir in The Malay Dilemma says, You change the environment, you change the race. The NEP should help Malays and enlarge the cake to allow others to have a piece of the cake. But you must help the great proportion of Malays who live in the rural areas and change their environment, state of mind and thinking. What the government has failed to do is help build entrepreneurs from the Malay masses. Although professionally they have built up enough people, there are not enough businessmen. The Chinese entrepreneurs are needed to help. Instead of being jealous of them because they have the experience and capability, they should make use of them by instituting genuine bumiputera-Chinese joint ventures. Genuine and not Ali Baba style. Incentivised and monitored by the government, by certain departments. If we can monitor capital and business structure in the country, why can’t we incentivise these local joint ventures for a purpose? That is to build up local entrepreneurship among the Malays. But those who are not working must be removed without fear or favour, whether they are Umno or not. But it must be monitored by the government so that those who are sleeping, lazy or have their own agenda should be removed and replaced by more genuine ones. But we have wasted 40 years. The ones who think they can become rich quickly by joining politics should be condemned and kept out of politics and government. You know it but don’t dare say it. I’m saying it now. In a way, I’m saying that Umno should remove these fellas. There are 50,000 Class F contractors, what for? The famous words are sub, sub, sub, sub. No wonder, our computer labs have only two tiangs and one roof and then collapse. If you appreciate the experience and capability of the Chinese, why can’t we do it? The Malays should be inculcated with the value that you can make money not only through your own people but through others as well. It can be tax-free and exposure to capital when there is a Malay partner. It can be incentivised by the government and monitored. I always ask, do you need a Malay to help a Malay? When oil palm went up, it benefited the 75% Malays. 50% of the oil palm is produced by Felda and 25% by PNB corporates. But I’m a Chinaman who has helped the small Malay stakeholders be it rubber or oil palm planters. They wanted to subsidise cooking oil when the bulk of it is consumed by Chinese. Want to die ah? Taxing the poor Malay to subsidise the Chinese. They wanted to impose excess profit taxes on oil palm because of envy of KLK, IOI’s profits but they forgot about Golden Hope, Sime Darby and Guthrie and that 50% of the smallholders are from Felda. I tell you, I give up la talking to this government.

16 February 2010

Set Goals For Success

Edited from Josef Eby Ruin's Article in NST1klassifieds, Feb 13, 2010.
1. A goal is an objective, a direction or a desired of how one would strive to achive success.
2. A goal works like a magnet where its force pulls one to fulfillment or success.
3. A goal is a way to measure what one has done which lead one to know that one has reached the set-destination or success.
4. Studies of successful individuals show that goal-settings played a critical role in their successes.
5. Factors for goal-setting;
* Vision - have a vision of success, what to accomplish in your career.
* Written goals - goal should not be just spoke-of or talk-about, it should be written down where it creates a sense of action and clarifies one's thinking.
* Personal values - set a goal that is consistent with one's own values, not just to please someone else, personalise the goals, that is yours alone, not somebody else's.
* Harmony - one's goal is in harmony or compatible with one's principles.
* Practical - Set a goal that is practical, achieveable, realistic and legitimate, not pipe-dream or just fantasy.
* Resources - Know the resources one have, do a SWOT analysis so that one be able to capitalise on one's own strengths and opportunities and to contain the weaknesses and threats.
* Priorities - Focus on one or two big goals at a time.
* Targeted deadline - Set a deadline, write down steps to take to reach the goal before the deadline.
* Habit - Practise goal-setting and make it as one's culture or mindset. Create a mental picture that shows one's accomplishment of a goal.
* Positive overtures - paraphase one's goals in positive phrases, eg. I will drink only sugar-free coffee instead of I will not drink coffee with sugar. This is because a person's mind works on the picture one places in it.
* Change - Adjust goals as and when necessary to meet changing condtions or when facing unforeseen obstacles.
* Reward - reward yourself or celebrate every small successes along the way, not wait until the goal have been reached.

15 February 2010

Fanstatic Ballet Performance

My good friend, Kok Ah Moy emailed me the above video from CCTV. Like to share it here.

12 February 2010

恭喜发财,Gong Xi Fah Cai, 万事如意,Wan Shi Ru Yi, 身体健康, Shen Ti Jian Kang!

To all my dear friends and all the followers of my blog,
Wish you all a very properous and successful CNY.
Tiger is not as bad as seen by many orthodox soothsayers but a strongwill, determine and strategist in order to survive and success.
May us be like the best of the tiger that will bring us to a greater height of success in our field.

10 February 2010

Rice Doesn't Need Cooking

News from yahoo, February 10, please click the following link.

09 February 2010

The Law is What I Write on a Piece of Paper

I read a comment from someone in one of the blogs which stir up my interest to put it here for us the ponder about.
Saddam Hussein, once the unchallengeable leader of Iraq had said: ''The law is what I write on a piece of paper.''
At the end, what happen to him, it is history now, but many at present still never learnt from it!

06 February 2010

How to Prevent Mosquitoes Lay Eggs

An interesting short article received from my upline Mr. Tan Yew Hong from Kuantan which I would like to share it here.
Do you still keep 1 cent ? It's time to utilise it !!
Subject: How to prevent mosquitoes lay eggs, cheapest way of preventing survival of mosquitoes.
We cannot stop mosquitoes lay eggs at any stagnant water in drains/ponds or water collected in waste pails, tanks, tins, used tyres etc. Of course if you have fish inside the tanks/containers then there should be no problem. Do you know that there is a very simple and very economical way to destroy the mosquitoes' eggs and not let them hatch into larvae. Very simple, just put in few 1 cent copper coins into the tanks/containers then it will solve all your problems. The reason, in accordance to Japanese Research Scientists, they found the mosquitoes eggs will be destroyed by a kind of mineral discharge from the copper. DON'T BELIEVE, try it by yourself and even the small snails also will not visit the containers (with copper coins) collected with stagnant water. You will observe the water collected in the containers will be very clean and clear...
Please share with friends.

05 February 2010

Ever Loving Memory of a Gentleman

Mr. Ng Kok Ching
(30 July 1953 - 06 February 2006)
SMK (L) Jalan Temerloh, KL; SMK Maxwell, KL; SMJK Yu Hua, Kajang
Today 6 February 2010, precisely, four years have passed, but seems like yesterday, when you left us so suddenly, memories of your immense sacrificies for the family sucesses, your courage, multiple talents and capabilities, your love, care and genuine friendship still lingers and cherished. Dearly missed by all family members and genuine friends but forever have a place in our hearts. Pray for your soul be blessed by Almighty.

03 February 2010

Mana Satu Yang Berbohong?

Body language yang ditunjukkan oleh yang dituduh dan saksi utama yang melapor dia telah menjadi mangsa kepada orang yang dituduh dalam satu kes mahkamah seperti yang dilaporkan oleh satu media maya sangatlah menarik perhatian saya berhubung siapakah yang bercakap bohong.
Ketika saksi utama yang melaporkan dia telah menjadi mangsa diminta mengecam orang yang dituduh. Saksi utama itu telah menunjuk ke arah orang yang dituduh dan yang dituduh tidak memandang ke arah saksi utama yang melaporkan dia menjadi mangsa itu.
Sebelum itu, ketika saksi utama yang melaporkan dia telah menjadi mangsa itu melangkah ke kandang saksi, kedengaran seseorang melaung "taubatlah", menyebabkan muka saksi utama yang melapor dia menjadi mangsa itu berubah.
Dari pelakuan body language kedua-dua orang ini, yang mana satukah bercakap bohong berdasarkan teori psikologi manusia.
Adakah yang berbohong itu adalah orang yang dituduh yang tidak mahu memandang ke arah muka orang yang melaporkan dia telah menjadi mangsa kepadanya ketika mangsa itu sedang mengecamnya sebagai orang yang dituduh atau, saksi utama yang melaporkan dia telah menjadi mangsa itu berubah air muka apabila mendengar laungan bertaubatlah....

02 February 2010

Gelagat Seorang Pengikut Yang Setia

Tertarik dengan ungkapan dari seorang ahli parlimen tempatan yang telah memetik kata-kata Sun Tzu, ahli falsafah yang terkenal dengan The Art of War.
Rakyat yang setia adalah rakyat yang mengkritik pemimpin secara terbuka.
Ada logiknya juga kerana dari pemerhatian seperti dalam mesyuarat-mesyuarat yang berkaitan dengan penentuan sesuatu keputusan, ramai yang senyap tidak berani memberikan pandangan atau senyap sahaja apabila keputusan dibuat, tetapi apabila keluar dari mesyuarat, bukan main gelagatnya mengkritik keputusan yang telah dibuat itu atau secara senyap-senyap atau bisik-bisik memperlekehkan keputusan yang telah diambil oleh pemimpin. Mereka ini jugalah yang cuba menyabotaj pelaksanaan keputusan yang telah dibuat itu. Sebaliknya mereka yang memberikan pandangan secara terbuka dengan tujuan untuk mendapat satu keputusan yang baik untuk semua dapat tercapai akan berusaha dan bersama dengan pemimpin melaksanakan keputusan bagi mencapai matlamat yang dihajatkan.
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