Archive for November, 2010

Stroke Identification




During a party, a friend stumbled and took a little fall – she assured everyone that she was fine and just tripped over a brick because of her new shoes. (they offered to call ambulance)  They got her cleaned up and got her a new plate of food – while she appeared a bit shaken up, Ingrid went about enjoying herself the rest of the evening. Ingrid’s husband called later telling everyone that his wife had been taken to the hospital – (at 6:00pm , Ingrid passed away.)
She had suffered a stroke at the party . Had they known how to identify the signs of a stroke, perhaps Ingrid would be with us today.

 Some don’t die. They end up in a helpless, hopeless condition instead. It only takes a minute to read this…


 A neurologist says that if he can get to a stroke victim within 3 hours he can totally reverse the effects of a stroke…totally. He said the trick was getting a stroke recognized, diagnosed, and then getting the patient medically cared for within 3 hours, which is tough.


Remember the ‘3’ steps, STR . Read and Learn!

Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identify. Unfortunately, the lack of awareness spells disaster.
The stroke victim may suffer severe brain damage when people nearby fail to recognize the symptoms of a stroke.
Now doctors say a bystander can recognize a stroke by asking three simple questions : S * Ask the individual to SMILE ..
T * = TALK. Ask the person to SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE (Coherently) (eg ‘It is sunny out today’).
R * Ask him or her to RAISE BOTH ARMS . If he or she has trouble with ANY ONE of these tasks, call the ambulance and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher.

 NOTE : Another ‘sign’ of a stroke is
1. Ask the person to ‘stick’ out their tongue.
2. If the tongue is ‘crooked’, if it goes to one side or the other that is also an indication of a stroke.


 If everyone who gets this e-mail sends it to 10 people;

you can bet that at least one life will be saved.


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This I think is worth reading…

A genuine message posted by a law firm in Malaysia.

 If you’re going to KL, take note- 

This country is down the drain,

and when everything goes……

there will be no more law and order.


I am sure you all have heard of ‘pick pocket’.
A new trend is
 ‘push pocket’.
Read on… for your own good

A few days ago a new type of crime has surfaced in town.
It goes something like this:-
Somebody slips a hand-phone into your pocket,
sometimes it could be just a wallet with
an identity card and a few ringgit.

A few minutes later, the ‘owner’ comes up
and confronts you, the ‘thief ‘.
He makes a big commotion that you stole his stuff.

You, caught unaware, are then pulled aside by the
‘owner’ for a settlement. You are intimidated and threatened
that if you do not pay up the police will be brought in.
If you pay up, this ‘owner‘ lets you go..
If not, the police are brought in.

Another strange thing is that there always seems
to be a ‘witness‘ to your ‘theft’.

I am told this often happens to foreigners at
the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA)
or even at LRT trains.
Given that you’re ‘guilty until proven innocent’
as far as the Malaysian police are concerned,
I understand some poor people are in jail for
these ‘offences’.

At the KLIA, the ‘owner‘ throws his hand-phone and
wallet with the few ringgit notes into the luggage
trolley of a just arrived passenger.
The drama unfolds a few minutes later.
The real culprit has easily convinced our Malaysian police
to arrest the real victim

(if he has not paid up the ‘settlement’ demand).
This is a very serious matter.

This is another form of extortionists operating in broad daylight.
They are disgusting criminals who will do anything
to rob and steal. The sickening part of the whole
scenario is that unless you pay the ‘quoted settlement’ money,
they will put you in real trouble by calling the police..

The real culprit gets back his hand-phone
and wallet but the real victim ( i.e. could be any one of us)
is thrown into the police lock up and charged in court.

So do be very careful,
otherwise you may end up as a ‘thief’
as you have no way to prove your innocence..

Pass it on……
Let more people be aware
of such things around them.


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Life explained

On the first day, God created the dog and said:

‘Sit all day by the door of your house and bark at anyone who comes in or walks past. For this, I will give you a life span of twenty years.’

The dog said: ‘That’s a long time to be barking. How about only ten years and I’ll give you back the other ten?’

So God agreed.

On the second day, God created the monkey and said:

‘Entertain people, do tricks, and make them laugh. For this, I’ll give you a twenty-year life span.’

The monkey said: ‘Monkey tricks for twenty years? That’s a pretty long time to perform. How about I give you back ten like the Dog did?’

And God agreed.

On the third day, God created the cow and said:

‘You must go into the field with the farmer all day long and suffer under the sun, have calves and give milk to support the farmer’s family. For this, I will give you a life span of sixty years.’

The cow said: ‘That’s kind of a tough life you want me to live for sixty years.. How about twenty and I’ll give back the other forty?’

And God agreed again.

On the fourth day, God created humans and said:

‘Eat, sleep, play, marry and enjoy your life. For this, I’ll give you twenty years.’

But the human said: ‘Only twenty years? Could you possibly give me my twenty, the forty the cow gave back, the ten the monkey gave back, and the ten the dog gave back; that makes eighty, okay?’

‘Okay,’ said God, ‘You asked for it.’

So that is why for our first twenty years we eat, sleep, play and enjoy ourselves. For the next forty years we slave in the sun to support our family. For the next ten years we do monkey tricks to entertain the grandchildren. And for the last ten years we sit on the front porch and bark at everyone.

Life has now been explained to you.

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Urgent Message from TELEKOM

Urgent Message from TELEKOM

To those who have a telekom home phone, please read. Here is the original text received from Telekom:

If you get a call from someone identifying himself as a phone technician performing a test, and this person asks you to touch nine( 9 ), zero( 0 ),hash sign ( # ) and then hang up… Please REFUSE TO DO SO! By pushing 90# , you are giving the individual, who called you, access to your telephone line and allowing them to place a long distance call with the charges appearing on your telephone bill.

We were further informed that line scam has been originating from many of the local jails/prisons.

Please pass the word around.

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How To Get Rid Of Insects

How To Get Rid Of Insects


不殺生又能驅趕 螞蟻, 蚊子, 蟑螂 的妙法
Methods that do not kill but get rid of ants, mosquitoes and cockroaches 

Ants don’t like sour things, mosquitoes don’t like spices and cockroaches don’t like fragrant things.

To keep away ants, squeeze fresh lemon juice on where they’ll be passing, and
also wipe the lemon slices on that surface.

Mosquitoes do not like spice. bury garlic under flowerbeds and clean dead leaves,
and keep the area clean.

Cockroaches do not like fragrance. Cut small pieces of soap, put them in a bottle with water, and put the bottle in a cupboard where you want to keep out cockroaches. After several days, they will be all gone and your cupboard will even smell good.

You do not need to kill mosquitoes: dissolve Vitamin C and B2 in water, wipe the water on your skin, and the scent will drive the mosquitoes away.
Put up orange coloured curtains, or orange plastic wrap around a bulb. Mosquitoes are afraid of orange light, and they will be gone.
Hang up a bunch of spring onions, and use gauze to wrap up the green sections of the onions, and there will be no more mosquitoes.
Putting a pot of Lilies, Milans, Roses, or Evening Primroses in your room will work too. 
四:在房內擺放 一兩 盆茉莉花,米蘭,玫瑰,夜來香等花卉,也可以驅除蚊蟲。

To drive away cockroaches, you can put pieces of cucumber where you want to keep them away.
蟑螂不喜歡黃瓜的味道,若不想蟑螂在你家裡開party,不妨將一兩 段掰斷的黃瓜放在它們經常出沒的地方。  

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Health Risks from Po Chai Pills

Pls pass this info to Chinese comunities overseas esp in N. America,Europe, Australia, SE Asia (eg Indonesia) where Po Chai pills are household over-the-counter all purpose “medicine”, used to be in family medicine cabinets.  Well meaning moms, grandmothers give these to kids studying abroad.

Hong Kong Pulls Po Chai Pills because of Health Risks, Morning Post Says 
2010-03-25 01:49:27.289 GMT  By Frederik Balfour 

March 25 (Bloomberg) – Hong Kong ‘s Department of Health has instructed traditional Chinese medicine maker Li Chung Shing Tong (Holdings) to recall Po Chai pills after they were found to contain banned substances in Singapore, the South China Morning Post said.

The pills, popular among sufferers from digestion problems, were found to contain phenolphthalein and sibutramine, substances that can lead to serious side effects, according to a department spokesman, the newspaper said.

“Po Chai” (see images below) have been banned in Singapore. They are also being recalled in Hong Kong.

Apart from the two dangerous chemicals (phenolphthalein and sibutramine) found by the Singapore Govt., mercury is another component used in the manufacture of the pills ! 

Mercury can cause serious brain damage:

The following is prevalent in Malaysia and Spore.
At shop malls, do not drink the drink sold from the Chinese golden drums, those little shop with rich-looking urns selling those “anti-heaty” tea and tea & herbal-steamed eggs. 
As well, by roadsides everywhere, where the guy asks if you would like to kar liew (add powder) 
Pass this message to friends and family. 
Consume it often, and your bone marrow will go porous and weak. 
 My friend’s wife, in Pudu, is now with one leg shorter after hip-joint replacement. She is 40-over years, and drank jln.Pasar’s “kar liew” for years.

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Life from Chinese Philosophy

How True!

Chinese Philosophy


When without money, keep pigs;
 When have money, keep dogs.


When without money, eat wild vege at home ;
When have money, eat same wild vege in fine restaurant.


When without money, ride bicycle;
When have money, ride exercise machine.


When without money, wish to get married;
When have money, wish to get divorced.


When without money, wife becomes secretary;
When have money, secretary becomes wife.


When without money, act like rich man;
When with money, act like poor man.

人 啊,都不講實話:

Man, O Man, never tells the truth:


Says share
market is bad but keeps speculating;
Says money is evil but keeps accumulating.


Says women are trouble-makers but keeps desiring them;
Says high positions are lonely but keeps wanting them.


Says smoking & drinking is bad but keeps partaking;
Says heaven is good but refused to go.


In the past, woman gives man their virginity;
Now, woman gives man their newborn baby


In the rural area, chicken calls man awake;
In the cities, man calls for chickens.


In the past, famous actresses will not sell their bodies;
Now, actresses will sell their bodies to become famous


What is life about?

1 歲時出場亮相

At age one, YOU are the top priority

10 歲時功課至上

At age ten, academic excellence is the top priority

20 歲時春心盪漾

At age twenty, getting laid is the top priority

30 歲時職場對抗

At age thirty, a good career is top priority

40 歲時身材發胖

At age forty, keeping your body in shape is top priority

50 歲時打打麻將

At age fifty, beating others at mah-jong is top priority

60 歲時老當益壯

At age sixty, keeping IT up is top priority

70 歲 時 常常 健忘

At age seventy, remembering something is top priority

80 歲時搖搖晃晃

At age eighty, moving around is top priority

90 歲時迷失方向

At age ninety, knowing directions is top priority

100 歲時掛在牆上

At age 100, having your portrait on the wall is top priority!


Wishing you all happiness! Be good!

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