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Monday, October 20, 2008

Tips For Protecting Your Kids or Other Kids!

Nowadays, anything can happen. I read a newspapers this morning and found out about 3 cases per day that kids were kidnapped and worst of all, you don't know where was your fault for not protecting them? And here, I compiled my researches from all different kind of sources and i'd hope you should take note from now on.

Experts say parents should tell their children to...

  • Never talk to strangers. It's a simple, but effective strategy.
  • Always be suspicious - not to assume everyone is trustworthy.
  • Never leave with anyone other than their parent or someone that the parent has approved.
  • To scream as loud as possible if they feel threatened: "You're not my mommy!" "You're not my daddy!" To cry, "HELP" sometimes is seen as a child who might be disobeying one of their parents. (I heard this one on Fox News 2/04)
  • To seek out the first adult they see for help if they feel threatened.

Then experts say parents should...

  • Be specific when going over possible dangerous scenarios with children - In the incident in California, the abductor allegedly lured Samantha Runnion by saying he was looking for a missing dog.
  • Give your child some sort of training, either with Karate, or some form of self defense. This protection will last a lifetime.
  • When going to bed make sure the doors and windows are locked.
  • Monitor the computer. You never know who your child may be talking to.
  • When walking any place, make sure your child is always with a friend.
Always remember that child abductions don't just happen somewhere else!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Prevention for Hair Loss

A study shows that 1/3 of men experience hair loss/baldness at some stage or age of their lives. The most common type of hair loss that affects men is called male pattern baldness (MPB), also known as "Androgenetic alopecia." Although male pattern baldness may start as early as age 17, 50% of the severely affected are those in their late twenties. The main reason behind this condition is still unknown but it is believed that genes and the male sex hormone (testosterone) are the main culprits.

I discovered that no matter their age, almost everybody is concerned with their physical appearance and looks. Apart from the physical facial appearance, hair plays a vital role in looks. Today, I went to a few next doors open houses and I saw a lot of bald men. Well, let me tell you what I’ve learned so far. :)

Here we will look into the types of baldness and treatments.

There are two types of baldness which is:
  • Male Pattern Baldness : is the most common pattern, a man losses much or all of the hair over the top of the head.
  • Female Pattern Baldness : it involves thinning of the hair but not complete baldness.

Treatment for Baldness :

1. Wash hair everyday with an Aloe Vera , Avocado and jojoba based shampoo, massage the scalp gently, it will help open the pores and eliminate excess oil and dirt.

2. Let warm water run directly onto the scalp for a few minutes. This will help open the pores.

3. Take a multivitamin like bee pollen in addition to taking multi-minerals.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Little Move to Get You Out of HUGE Debts!

Leave your credit cards at home!

If you're out for shopping with your friends, leave your cards at home. You can always come back if there truly is something you can’t live without. Remember, never buy anything you didn’t intend to before you left home. Impulse purchases can add up in a bigger way.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

For Fun of Underwater Fashion Show!

without catwalks and red carpets but the show must go on! At a recent show in Sydney, Australian models held their noses, and took runway fashion where it's never gone before -- to the bottom of a water tank.

it's all about sinking or swimming

Decked out in designer couture, Australian TV stars Jason Dundas and Kristian Schmid, model Jamie Wright and Biggest Loser trainer Shannan Ponton took the plunge, as an audience of fashion industry hotshots at Sydney's Circular Quay tried not to laugh.

It's not because of they're running out of red carpets but..

Cosmopolitan magazine and Neutrogena skincare company sponsored the show. Why? "For fun," an organizer said.

wet but still looks great

As for the models, they tried to prove that you can hold your breath underwater and still look glamorous and gorgeous! If you're interested to be in the Australian Next Top Model, you'll be next in the tank!


Sunday, October 5, 2008

Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri BLOGGERS! =D

Finally after one month of puasa, we will be able to celebrate "Hari Raya Aidilfitri" or Hari Raya Puasa with our family and friends on 1st Syawal. Malaysia is a multi-cultural country so even though if you're not Muslim, you still able to learn from your Malay friends about what this day means to us. Well, let me tell you what I’ve learned so far. :)

1. Sight - Let’s not even talk about the Ramadan bazaars which are full of colours and peoples. Just the simple sight of lights and decorations strung across roads and homes before Hari Raya are beautiful enough. That’s one thing I really love seeing during this time of the month. Not to forget the jewel-coloured Baju Melayu and Baju Kurung you see on the streets! I find it so heartwarming that families would wear the same coloured baju when they are together. It really shows the close ties between the family members.

the ketupat (Malays traditional food) decorations strung at shopping malls

the decorations at Sunway Pyramid during midnight

the decorations across roads and home before Hari Raya

kids playing fireworks behind grandma's backyard

2. Taste - When we talk about festivals, how can we forget the food? A date; A very simple dried fruit used for buka puasa. All the different shaped cookies and kuih-muih are great too but I have to admit the dishes I look forward to every Hari Raya are ketupat, lemang, beef rendangs and of course! Dodol! :D

Ramadan bazaars which are full of colours and people

and fooooooods~ :)

this is the eatable, real-homemade ketupat!

3. Touch- The Muslim style of “handshake”, or salam, and kissing the hands of older persons as a sign of respect while asking for pardon is one of the most beautiful physical gestures. I think it is really great that we all get a warm feeling in the early in the morning when people gives us hugs or even just a simple handshake with strangers. (yeah, sometimes we just have to admit that we can only meet them on that day!) So can you imagine how our loved ones will feel if we greet them that way? It is just a simple way of showing love and respect to each other. and on the other hand, not forgetting the touch of the receiving green packets! :D

the most beautiful physical gestures in the early in the morning

this moment where all family members gather around

the GREEN PACKETS! usually these are given to toddlers and children

Hari Raya Puasa is a time to forgive and forget for our Muslim friends. But for you, non-Muslims, I think you have a lot to learn from this time too. :)

So everyone, Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri!
Maaf Zahir & Batin.

and hm? you might be wondering why i am still off with updates? yeah, i'm still busy eating rendang while collecting green packets! :D