Showing posts from October, 2008

Effect of sleeping Late at night

I received this in the mail today and had it translated from Chinese using Google Translate:

Wan Shui consequences of the state

Some people have always had good health, but few stay up late at night in a row, all of a sudden to get up the next day will am very tired, I wanted to sleep with eyes closed, and will be back pains, but a good spirit of the evening up! Do not think this is trivial! According to Chinese medicine's view, is due to fatigue caused by an imbalance of yin and yang organs in the body, is the organ in the body from internal strife, fighting each other, the final result of organ failure and died.

Sleep is the body's self-adjustment time, it's time for you aggression, aggression, it's your health, we should guard ourselves to the following rest periods.

Night 9 - 11 Points for the immune system (lymph) detoxification, this paragraph should be quiet or listening to music.

Night 11 - 1 am, Liver detoxification, to be carried out in deep sleep.
The early m…

Tropical Fruit Farm

I recently visited the tropical fruit farm in Penang. It was interesting place to visit however a bit costly - charges RM 25/- for adults and RM 17/- for children. I guess they have to do that because they needed to pay the workers to conduct the tour, the gas for the van to take us up to the farm (short distance from the entrance) and of course the all you can eat fruits at the end of the tour.

The tour lasted about 20 minutes where they showed us various tropical fruits some which are not local in Malaysia - imported from neighboring countries. Here are the pictures of the fruits they introduced us to:

Scenary from the top.  You can see the dam and a nearby fishing village - Teluk Bahang.

Coconut tree:

Other fruits:

Fruits from cactus:

Dragon Fruit which is now getting very popular in Malaysia.  There are two kinds - with white content or purple content.

This is the entrance - with shop and where you can buy some fruits and ticket for the tour:

Deepavali - Festival of Lights - Rice Art - 2008

Deepavali is the festival of lights which is a major festival in Malaysia. You can get more details here.  One of the things you can enjoy during this time is the art form produced using only different colored rice.

Here are some I photos I collected this year.

Identifying the Origin of your product

I received the following article from a friend through email:

A way to differentiate between Taiwan made products and China made products, by looking at first three digits of its Bar Code.

If the 1st 3 digits are 690, 691 or 692 - China made. If the 1st 3 digits are 471 – Taiwan made

I searched through internet and it seems that the article was taken from here.  I did a further search and found that China is actually covered by 690 to 695 - the country look up is found here.

Bluebird at my Window

Looking around the neighborhood, you will find a lot of beautiful birds flying around. I was working at my desk this afternoon and saw a beautiful bird just outside the window.

I managed to get a shot using my phone camera and wanted to get a better camera to get a better shot but unfortunately by the time I got the other camera, it had flown away. Anyway, this is what I managed to capture:

Beware of Credit Card Charges

I recently found out that there was  change in the way the credit card charges are made in Malaysia.
Take the following scenario:
The balance on your credit card is RM 5000.10.
You make your payment in cash so you pay RM 5000/-.  The bank considers that you have not paid your card in full and will charge you.    However, note that they will not charge you based on the 10 cents you did not pay but based on RM 5000.10.
That means you will have a very large service charge.  Apparently, this is done for all the banks.