Saturday, November 16, 2013

Plant reaches out for the sun

Plants will stretch out for the sun.

Notice that the edged-out parts were motivated by the sun - the plant is positioned in a place where sunlight doesn't cover the whole area all time time.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Maickel Melamed: Your life is the most beautiful thing that could happen to you

Maickel Melamed, 38, finished last in the Chicago Marathon - he has muscular dystrophy.

He quoted, "If you dream it, make it happen. Your life is the most beautiful thing that could happen to you. Make the best with that, and share the best of that."

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

P & G : Purifier of Water

Introduced by Bill Clinton, the P & G water purifying PUR technology has the ability to transform dirty and dangerous water into clean drinking water within 30 minutes.

Independent opinions found that the technology is practical and capable of reduce diarrheal illness.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Makna: Klimb for Kancer : Giving HOPE

On 22 & 23 September, 2 cancer survivors & a team of 25 volunteers will scale to the peak of Mount Kinabalu, Sabah.

23 year old Nazri Hamzah survived bone cancer and sadly lost his right leg to cancer when he was about 15. Nazri is active in sports, he represents the Malaysian Wheelchair Basketball Federation. He will brave together with Rozieana Jorun, 26 from Kudat, Sabah who survived leukemia (T-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia).

This fundraising climb is self-funded by climbers (volunteers). All funds raised will directly benefit poor cancer patients and their families in our country. The campaign aims to raise RM60,000.

Contribute to the cause now.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

WWF: You May Be The Orang-Utan's Last Hope

The orang-utan is the largest arboreal (tree-living) animal in the world. They spend most of their time in trees - feeding, sheltering and travelling through the forest canopy.

Fossil records show that orang-utans have been on this earth for more than 800,000 years and populations once spread from China to as far as Sulawesi. Today, Borneo and Sumatra are the only two islands in the world that are supporting natural orang-utan populations numbering about 55,000.

Maintaining natural forests with viable wild breeding populations and restoring degraded forests is vital for the continued survival of orang-utans in Malaysia.

Facing threats such as logging, forest fires, degradations; orang-utans may suffer further decline due to poor habitat.

Hence, the Sabah's government's initiative to retain the largest orang-utan population in Ulu Segama-Malue Forest Reserves under protection status deserves a worthy acknowledgement and support.

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

NKF: Eat to gain enough energy

Patients on dialysis are advised to restrict their intake of phosphorus, potassium and salt. However, sometimes, these restrictions may result in them not getting adequate nutrition each day, thereby affecting their daily activities and in the long run. Without enough energy can lead to fatigue, weight loss and higher risks of infection.

Kidney-friendly fats and energy

Fats supply the body with energy too. Besides giving us energy, fats keep the body warm and help in using up certain vitamins. . However, the body needs only a small amount of fat, but consuming too much of it will raise the cholesterol in the blood, leading thus to heart diseases. It is, therefore, important to know the types of dietary fats: healthy fat and unhealthy fat.

There are two types of unhealthy fat: saturated and trans. The saturated fat, also known as bad fat, is found in greatest amounts in food derived from animals, is solid at room temperature, can raise cholesterol levels and increase risk of heart disease. Some examples include fatty cuts of meat, lard, butter, whole milk dairy and processed meat. Saturated fat is also found in some vegetables oils such as coconut oil and palm oil.

Monday, July 15, 2013

圓通寺: 傳授護國千佛男眾三壇大戒戒會


Date: 3/5/2014

Location: 圓通禪寺 (新北市), Taiwan

More details and here.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

As few as 500 tigers in Malaysia only - today

The tiger numbers in Malaysia have fallen by over 80% since 1950's - down from 3,000 to as few as 500 tigers today - due to poaching, habitat loss and or fragmentation and lost of their preys - such as deer and wild pig.

The world has already lost three sub-species of tigers: the Caspian, the Balinese and the Javan tiger - the South China Tiger is feared to have suffered the same fate since they have not been sighted for the last 30 years - the Malaysian tiger is 1 of 9 subspecies of tigers.

Today, tigers are rarely spotted and can mainly be found in the Belum-Temengor Forest Complext, Taman Negara and The Endau Rompin Complex.

The illegal trade in wildlife is the third largest form of organised crime in the world after the arms and drugs trades.

And tigers are losing homes - it is currently estimated that only 45% of Peninsular Malaysia is still forested.

WWF employs a team of tiger rangers around the world to fight poachers and protect tigers from other dangers.

More updates from WWF-Malaysia.

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

A huge difference between want to believe and believe

Unfortunately, there is a huge difference want to believe and believe in something.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Superman movie shouldn't be realistic, it should be the opposite

I am a fan of Superman movie.

Words out there which reviewed that the upcoming movie is going to be something realistic and down to earth ? In fact, I feel that it shouldn't be that way.

Superman movie should extend beyond our imagination; going beyond the galaxy and etc, for a simple reason -  being Superman is really too boring without big enemies and threats - there is no point worrying about Earthly issues.

Movie makers must be able to give audience something which is heavenly, something celestial and galactic-nature given that Superman is hailed from another distant planet; an alien.

Therefore, it definitely makes no sense of trying to blend Superman into the real world of USA, lest making similar mistake of The Dark Knight Rises where it was told that Batman exists in a the city of Gotham which is part of USA and he only fights crime in Gotham - come' on guys - why don't US government engage Batman to fight in wars ?

And yes, a real Superman has no place on Earth, lest one has to pretend as Clark Kent.

Monday, April 08, 2013

Marine Turtles Are Still in Crisis. WWF Needs Your Help!

The marine turtles have been on Earth for well over 100 million years, surviving even the demise of dinosaurs. Yet today, their numbers continue to plummet in most parts of the world.

Malaysia is fortunate to host four species of marine turtles out of the seven species worldwide.

Most of us are aware that marine turtles population faces escalation of threats that consist of beach erosion and coastal development, egg-collection,fishery-related mortality and pollution.

Sadly, only 1 out of 10,000 hatchlings survives to adulthood.

What most of us do not know is that:
  • Green turtles are largely herbivorous and their constant grazing help to increase the health and growth rate of the sea grass beds which are essential in supporting other marine species. This vast biomass provides food, habitat, and nursery areas for a myriad of fish, shrimps, crabs, seahorse, etc.
  • Hawksbill turtles are one of the very few marine species that feed on sponges and play a caretaker role in healthy reef systems which hlep to sustain thriving populations of fish and other marine creatures.

Get more details.

Saturday, April 06, 2013

Send Greetings to Wild Tiger Rangers Now!

WWF is having another round of WWF’s Tigers Alive Initiative (TAI) which aims to raise funds to provide rangers with better trainings and equipments - rangers protect wild tigers from dangers such as poaching activities around the globe.

I have sent one e-card to Shatrughan Lal, Forest Guard, Dudhwa Tiger Reserve.

Why not be part of the initiative to support endangered tigers preservation ?

Send an e-card now.

Get more information.

Thursday, April 04, 2013

Angels Among Us - NKF's Share Newsletter Issue 1 / 2013

Kidney failure is not something to be taken lightly.Kidney patients have to go through difficult period in their lives; dialysis treatment of 3 time per week 4 hours each session; undergoing emotional distress such as depression; facing financial stress.

What can one do to make the world better?
  • Get more knowledge and understanding about dialysis and end-stage kidney failure.
  • Become compassionate and show love for others - especially for kidney patient.
  • Be positive and radiate positive energy - especially for kidney patient..
  • Be responsible and modest about diet, likewise encourage kidney patient to pay attention to their diets.
  • Become an organ donor.
  • Support preventive education on kidney diseases & kidney care.
  • Get health screening from time to time.
  • Support NKF.

Get more details.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Help find William Yau Zhen Zhong

William Yau Zhen Zhong was last seen at Jalan Putra Mahkota 7/6c in Putra Heights.

More details.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Be part of JOM BOTAK and show support for CANCER cause

If you are anywhere near A Cut Above Salon, get a FREE shave (courtesy of A Cut Above). Please register 24 hours before visiting the Salon to avoid any disappointment. If you are not within the reach of any of these Salons, just go ‘botak’ from where you are and upload it on Facebook.

You can support the Jom Botak Cancer Cause by purchasing the JOM BOTAK T-shirts. Show the world that you are together in the fight against cancer!

More details.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Bill Gates Found His Heaven

Bill Gates, Microsoft founder, once world richest man is now working part-time for Microsoft; at least that was how he described his commitment to Microsoft as chairman for the time being.

He refuted the talks of him going back to Microsoft to invigorate the business again, reassured that the foundation which he and his wife setup will be his mission at least till the near future.

The foundation is currently head-on a mission to completely eradicate polio. According to Gates, it is possible and the world has accomplished this feat once when smallpox was brought to extinction in the 1970s.

“Polio’s pretty special because once you get an eradication you no longer have to spend money on it; it’s just there as a gift for the rest of time," said Gates

Another interesting mission he has embarked on is to encourage a reality that all human being will live to the fullest potential and having equal opportunities for success. Is this possible with the capitalism economy ? I don't think so. Yet Gates defiant through his ideas that technology and innovation can help to achieve this goal. Check out Gates' lecture on BBC’s Dimbleby Lecture.

“It doesn’t relate to any particular religion; it’s about human dignity and equality,” he says. “The golden rule that all lives have equal value and we should treat people as we would like to be treated.”

Gates admitted that money isn't important anymore. He just needed to have the necessity to carry on his daily life for his works and his family.For the rest of his 95% of wealth will be spent through foundation and will be used up by the time he and his wife moved on to the next life.

Check out more.