27 September 2010

Kajang New Landmark

Old Stadium making way for....

New Kajang Square

The iconic landmark of Kajang town - Kajang Stadium was scheduled to be demolished on 15th August 2010.

The 40-year-old Kajang Stadium will make way for the new Kajang Square project with cost estimated at RM5.5 millions.

The stadium, built in the late 1970s, will be turned into a public square where people could jog or enjoy a stroll.

The project would include a multi-million rinngit sports complex with futsal and badminton courts, field for tai chi, yoga and aerobic activities, a children’s playground and kiosks selling various wares.

The first phase, a playground will be built at a cost of RM200,000 which is almost completed.

The second phase will include the building of two futsal courts. Part of the walls will be torn down but the field will remain.

There will be a bitumen track instead of synthetic rubber, which will incur more cost.

The Kajang Square will also have kiosks and a stage.

The whole project would take about three years to complete.

(Source: Email from Mr. David Ng)

Myths About Eating Eggs and Mircowave Cooking Which Are Untrue!

( Excerpted from http://shine.yahoo.com - 6 biggest lies about food busted )

by The Editors of Eating Well Magazine, on Thu Sep 16, 2010 7:57am PDT

Myth: Eggs are bad for your heart.

The Truth: Eggs do contain a substantial amount of cholesterol in their yolks—about 211 mg per large egg. And yes, cholesterol is the fatty stuff in our blood that contributes to clogged arteries and heart attacks. But labeling eggs as “bad for your heart” is connecting the wrong dots, experts say. “Epidemiologic studies show that most healthy people can eat an egg a day without problems,” says Penny Kris-Etherton, Ph.D., R.D., distinguished professor of nutrition at Penn State University. For most of us the cholesterol we eat doesn’t have a huge impact on raising our blood cholesterol; the body simply compensates by manufacturing less cholesterol itself. Saturated and trans fats have much greater impact on raising blood cholesterol. And a large egg contains only 2 grams of saturated fat and no trans fats. The American Heart Association recommends limiting cholesterol intake to less than 300 mg daily—less than 200 mg if you have a history of heart problems or diabetes or are over 55 (women) or 45 (men). “That works out to less than an egg a day for this population—more like two eggs over the course of the week,” notes Kris-Etherton.

Related: Two Dozen Easy, Healthy Egg Recipes

Myth: Microwaving zaps nutrients.

The Truth: This is misguided thinking, says Carol Byrd-Bredbenner, Ph.D., R.D., professor of nutrition at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Whether you’re using a microwave, a charcoal grill or a solar-heated stove, “it’s the heat and the amount of time you’re cooking that affect nutrient losses, not the cooking method,” she says. “The longer and hotter you cook a food, the more you’ll lose certain heat- and water-sensitive nutrients, especially vitamin C and thiamin [a B vitamin].” Because microwave cooking often cooks foods more quickly, it can actually help to minimize nutrient losses.

Related: How to Cook 20 Vegetables

Myth: Radiation from microwaves creates dangerous compounds in your food.

The Truth: “Radiation” might connote images of nuclear plants, but it simply refers to energy that travels in waves and spreads out as it goes. Microwaves, radio waves and the energy waves that we perceive as visual light all are forms of radiation. So, too, are X-rays and gamma rays—which do pose health concerns. But the microwaves used to cook foods are many, many times weaker than X-rays and gamma rays, says Robert Brackett, Ph.D., director of the National Center for Food Safety and Technology at the Illinois Institute of Technology. And the types of changes that occur in microwaved food as it cooks are “from heat generated inside the food, not the microwaves themselves,” says Brackett. “Microwave cooking is really no different from any other cooking method that applies heat to food.” That said, microwaving in some plastics may leach compounds into your food, so take care to use only microwave-safe containers.

26 September 2010

Good or Bad, Hard to Say!

Another interesting article emailed by Mr. David Ng.

Good or bad, hard to say!

Once upon a time, there was a king.

The king liked one of his followers very much, why?

Because the follower was very wise and always gave very useful advice.

Therefore the king took him along wherever he went.

One day, the king was bitten by a dog.

His finger was injured and the wound was getting worse.

He asked the follower if that was a bad sign.

The follower said, good or bad, hard to say'.

In the end, the finger of the king was too bad that had to be cut.

The king asked the follower again if that was a bad sign.

Again, the follower gave the same answer, 'good or bad, hard to say'.

The king became very angry and sent the follower to prison.

One day, the king went hunting in the jungle.

He got excited when he was on the chase of a deer.

Deeper and deeper he went inside the jungle.

In the end he found himself lost in the jungle.

To make thing worse, he got captured by the native people lived inside the jungle.

They wanted to sacrifice him to their god.

But when they noticed that the king had one finger short, they released him

immediately as he was not a perfect man anymore and not suitable for sacrifice.

The king managed to get back to his palace after all.

And he finally understood the follower's wise quote, 'good or bad, hard to say'.

If he hadn't lost one finger,he could have been killed by the native people.

He ordered to release the follower, and apologized to him.

But to the king amaze, the follower was not mad at him at all.

Instead, the follower said, 'it wasn't a bad thing that you locked me up.'

Why? Because if the king hadn't locked the follower up, he would have brought the follower along to the jungle.

If the native found that the king was not suitable, they would have used the follower.

Again, the quote 'good or bad, hard to say' stands.

The moral of the story:

Everything that happens in this world, there is no absolute good or bad.

Sometimes good things turned out to be bad things eventually.

While bad things become a gain.

Whatever good things that happen to you, enjoy it.

But don't have to hold too tight to it, treat it as a surprise in your life.

Whatever bad things that happen to you, don't have to feel too sad or despair.

In the end, it might not be a total bad thing after all.

If one can understand this, he or she will find life much easier.

24 September 2010

A Nurse's Heart Attack Experience


I am an ER nurse and this is the best description of this event that I have ever heard. Please read, pay attention, and send it on!

Diane K


I was aware that female heart attacks are different, but this is the best description I've ever read.

Women and heart attacks (Myocardial infarction). Did you know that women rarely have the same dramatic symptoms that men have whenexperiencing heart attack .. you know, the sudden stabbing pain in the chest, the cold sweat, grabbing the chest & dropping to the floor that we see in the movies. Here is the story of one woman's experience
with a heart attack.

'I had a heart attack at about 10 :30 PM with NO prior exertion, NO prior emotional trauma that one would suspect might have brought it on. I was sitting all snugly & warm on a cold evening, with my purring cat in my lap, reading an interesting story my friend had sent me, and actually thinking, 'A-A-h, this is the life, all cozy and warm in my soft, cushy Lazy Boy with my feet propped up.

A moment later, I felt that awful sensation of indigestion, when you've been in a hurry and grabbed a bite of sandwich and washed it down with a dash of water, and that hurried bite seems to feel like you've swallowed a golf ball going down the esophagus in slow motion and it is most uncomfortable. You realize you shouldn't have gulped it down so fast and needed to chew it more thoroughly and this time drink a glass of water to hasten its progress down to the stomach. This was my initial sensation---the only trouble was that I hadn't taken a bite of anything since about 5:00 p.m.

After it seemed to subside, the next sensation was like little squeezing motions that seemed to be racing up my SPINE (hind-sight, it was probably my aorta spasms), gaining speed as they continued racing up and under my sternum (breast bone, where one presses rhythmically when administering CPR).

This fascinating process continued on into my throat and branched out into both jaws. 'AHA!! NOW I stopped puzzling about what was happening -- we all have read and/or heard about pain in the jaws being one of the signals of an MI happening, haven't we? I said aloud to myself and the cat, Dear God, I think I'm having a heart attack!

I lowered the foot rest dumping the cat from my lap, started to take a step and fell on the floor instead. I thought to myself, If this is a heart attack, I shouldn't be walking into the next room where the phone is or anywhere else ... but, on the other hand, if I don't, nobody will know that I need help, and if I wait any longer I may not be able to get up in a moment.

I pulled myself up with the arms of the chair, walked slowly into the next room and dialed the Paramedics ... I told her I thought I was having a heart attack due to the pressure building under the sternum and radiating into my jaws. I didn't feel hysterical or afraid, just stating the facts. She said she was sending the Paramedics over immediately, asked if the front door was near to me, and if so, to un-bolt the door and then lie down on the floor where they could see me when they came in.

I unlocked the door and then laid down on the floor as instructed and lost consciousness, as I don't remember the medics coming in, their examination, lifting me onto a gurney or getting me into their ambulance, or hearing the call they made to St. Jude ER on the way, but I did briefly awaken when we arrived and saw that the radiologist was already there in his surgical blues and cap, helping the medics pull my stretcher out of the ambulance. He was bending over me asking questions (probably something like 'Have you taken any medications?') but I couldn't make my mind interpret what he was saying, or form an answer, and nodded off again, not waking up until the Cardiologist and partner had already threaded the teeny angiogram balloon up my femoral artery into the aorta and into my heart where they installed 2 side by side stints to hold open my right coronary artery.

'I know it sounds like all my thinking and actions at home must have taken at least 20-30 minutes before calling the paramedics, but actually it took perhaps 4-5 minutes before the call, and both the fire station and St. Jude are only minutes away from my home, and my cardiologist was already to go to the OR in his scrubs and get going on restarting my heart (which had stopped somewhere between my arrival and the procedure) and installing the stints. 'Why have I written all of this to you with so much detail? Because I want all of you who are so important in my life to know what I learned first hand.'

1. Be aware that something very different is happening in your body not the usual men's symptoms but inexplicable things happening (until my sternum and jaws got into the act). It is said that many more women than men die of their first (and last) MI because they didn't know they were having one and commonly mistake it as indigestion, take some Maalox or other anti-heartburn preparation and go to bed, hoping they'll feel better in the morning when they wake up ... which doesn't happen. My female friends, your symptoms might not be exactly like mine, so I advise you to call the Paramedics if ANYTHING is unpleasantly happening that you've not felt before. It is better to have a 'false alarm' visitation than to risk your life guessing what it might be!

2. Note that I said 'Call the Paramedics.' And if you can take an
aspirin. Ladies, TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE! Do NOT try to drive yourself
to the ER - you are a hazard to others on the road. Do NOT have your
panicked husband who will be speeding and looking anxiously at what's
happening with you instead of the road. Do NOT call your doctor -- he doesn't know where you live and if it's at night you won't reach him anyway, and if it's daytime, his assistants (or answering service) will tell you to call the Paramedics.. He doesn't carry the equipment in his car that you need to be saved! The Paramedics do, principally OXYGEN that you need ASAP. Your Dr. will be notified later.

3. Don't assume it couldn't be a heart attack because you have a normal cholesterol count. Research has discovered that a cholesterol elevated reading is rarely the cause of an MI (unless it's unbelievably high and/or accompanied byhigh blood pressure). MI's are usually caused by long-term stress and inflammation in the body, which dumps all sorts of deadly hormones into your system to sludge things up in there.

Pain in the jaw can wake you from a sound sleep. Let's be careful and be aware. The more we know the better chance we could survive..

A cardiologist says if everyone who gets this mail sends it to 10 people, you can be sure that we'll save at least one life.

22 September 2010

The Right Way To Eat Mangosteen

Received this email from Mr. Simon Ng T.H.
I am sure this is a good lesson for many of us who have used any other way to eat a Mangosteen.

19 September 2010


Mr. David Ng emailed this very interesting mathematical game.

Play it and try to figure out how come!

Click here or onto the picture to play.

16 September 2010

Malaysia Day 2010

To All Malaysians
Happy 47th. Malaysia Day
16 September 2010
Lets Move Forward Together
To Make The Necessary Changes
for a Progressive, Prosperous, Fair, Just
and Developed Malaysia

Sincerely from: nklpunya.blogspot.com

Are We Prepared To Shed The Extremist Label?

This posting is a part of an article written by a well known blogger which I find interesting. I have edited few words or lines to suit the purpose of my posting which is centered on the main theme ''are we prepared to discard the extremist label"?.

Bernama reported today that Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak wants Malaysians to fight extremism and to accept 1Malaysia.

Before we can fight extremism we must first understand what the word means.

Extremist (noun): a person zealous about a belief (Synonyms: agitator, die-hard, fanatic, radical, revolutionary, revolutionist, ultra, ultraist, zealot, illiberal, immoderate, stubborn, obsessive, single-minded, biased, unreasonable, bigot, intolerant, prejudiced, passionate, etc.)

Going by the above, almost 100% of Malaysians can be described as extremists. After all, who amongst us could tolerate/allow what we would regard as an insult to our race, religion or nation? Would we not passionately defend what we would consider our rights, dignity, freedom or whatever?

That would make us extremists.

The entire world, not just Malaysians, is extreme. And the only way to fight extremism would be to be the opposite of that word. And what is the opposite of extremism?

The words opposite to extremist are: conservative, moderate, humanitarian, liberal, disinterested, impartial, unenthusiastic, limited, mild, tolerant, etc.

Now, for Malaysians to shed the extremist label and become the opposite of extremist they have to make a lot of sacrifices and offer a lot of concessions.

Are Malaysians prepared to do that?

Are the political, community and religious leaders in Malaysia prepared to do that?

Are the 20 or so other political parties in Malaysia prepared to do that?

Are all the races in Malaysia prepared to do that?

Read more.

13 September 2010

What Happened When You Were Born?

Received an interesting email from Mr. David Ng which I would like to share with my visitors.

Do you want to know things happened in the year you were born?

Click here to find out more.

11 September 2010

Iconic 911 Photos

Today 11 September 2010 is the 9th. anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks on the World Trade Center in New York. The following are the iconic pictures that flashed on TV screens all over world on that faithful morning in New York. I was just arrived for holidays with my family and relatives at one of the resort in Langkawi Island at about 10 p.m. When I switched on the TV, horribly I saw these pictures flashed on the TV screen, even saw in live the 2nd plane crashed into the other tower which was still standing intact. I thought 3rd World War has broken out or the begininng of the end of the world. These pictures always remind me of the unpleasant holidays I had in Langkawi Island.

Click here to read more.

Excerpted from yahoo news.

06 September 2010

An Interesting Artcle To Read

Satu artikel dipetik dari Malaysian Chronicle, oleh Shen Yee Aun yang saya rasa sangat menarik untuk dibaca oleh semua.

Sila klik disini.
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