Friday, December 11, 2009

Left-over Onions.... dangerous

I must say I am the biggest culprit when it comes to storing left over onions. There are times when I can't get any Bombay/Indian onions from the local hyper market. So, I would buy the red onions from Australia. Oh, these are huge compared to the Indian ones. See the picture here. That is one! For one sandwich, there will definitely be left over. What I normally do is, keep the balance in an air tight container. Isn't this something we do almost all the time to the left over onion? Oh NO! You shouldn't do that. Just read on to find out more.
Following text was sent to me.
I have used an onion which has been left in the fridge, and sometimes I don't use a whole one at one time, so save the other half for later. Now with this info, I have changed my mind....will buy smaller onions in the future. I had the wonderful privilege of touring Mullins Food Products, Makers of mayonnaise. Mullins is huge, and is owned by 11 brothers and sisters in the Mullins family. My friend, Jeanne, is the CEO. Questions about food poisoning came up, and I wanted to share what I learned from a chemist. The guy who gave us our tour is named Ed. He's one of the brothers Ed is a chemistry expert and is involved in developing most of the sauce formula. He's even developed sauce formula for McDonald's. Keep in mind that Ed is a food chemistry whiz. During the tour, someone asked if we really needed to worry about mayonnaise. People are always worried that mayonnaise will spoil. Ed's answer will surprise you. Ed said that all commercially- made Mayo is completely safe. "It doesn't even have to be refrigerated. No harm in refrigerating it, but it's not really necessary.." He explained that the pH in mayonnaise is set at a point that bacteria could not survive in that environment. He then talked about the quaint essential picnic, with the bowl of potato salad sitting on the table and how everyone blames the mayonnaise when someone gets sick. Ed says that when food poisoning is reported, the first thing the officials look for is when the 'victim' last ate ONIONS and where those onions came from (in the potato salad?). Ed says it's not the mayonnaise (as long as it's not homemade Mayo) that spoils in the outdoors. It's probably the onions, and if not the onions, it's the POTATOES. He explained, onions are a huge magnet for bacteria, especially uncooked onions. You should never plan to keep a portion of a sliced onion.. He says it's not even safe if you put it in a zip-lock bag and put it in your refrigerator. It's already contaminated enough just by being cut open and out for a bit, that it can be a danger to you (and doubly watch out for those onions you put in your hotdogs at the baseball park!) Ed says if you take the leftover onion and cook it like crazy you'll probably be okay, but if you slice that leftover onion and put on your sandwich, you're asking for trouble. Both the onions and the moist potato in a potato salad, will attract and grow bacteria faster than any commercial mayonnaise will even begin to break down. So, how's that for news? Take it for what you will. I (the author) am going to be very careful about my onions from now on. For some reason, I see a lot of credibility coming from a chemist and a company that produces millions of pounds of mayonnaise every year.' Also, dogs should never eat onions. Their stomachs cannot metabolize onions .Please remember it is dangerous to cut onions and try to use it to cook the next day ,it becomes highly poisonous for even a single night and creates Toxic bacteria which may cause Adverse Stomach infections because of excess Bile secretions and even Food poisoning. :o)
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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

It is the time of the year again....not what you think it is!

It is the time of the year again! No, I'm not talking about the school holidays and neither am I talking about the many sales going on at the mall. I'm talking about spring cleaning time! Yes, time to clear and clean the house. 'Cheng Chooh' as what Penangites calls it. This is actually a Chinese tradition. Cheng literally translated is dust in our local Hokkien dialect and Chooh is home. This is in preparation for our Chinese New Year in February. House will normally be done before the beginning of the Winter Solstice. A day when rice balls (tong yuen) are made and eaten. I couldn't wait till the weekend for more help and since I'm sort of 'off work from the office'; I decided to do it my way. On my own.
Back in grandma and mom's days a bunch of bamboo leaves are purchased from the wet market for the brushing part. Well, needless to say, I forgot about the bamboo leaves part till I've dressed down to my shorts and T. What else is there left to do except to cut the bamboo leaves from the pot I have outside. Right? Oh I know mom or grandma will make lots of sounds and noises if they see what I did. Then and again, I do try to keep all the rites and rituals that I've been taught. I used bamboo didn't I? The only thing is, these are young ones and they are not bought from the market. Still, I used bamboo as instructed, no? As far and as much as I can remember, bamboo leaves has some 'cleansing' effect and this is the reason why they must be used.
I cheated after a while and used this instead. A plastic brush stuck to a very long stick. It is cleaner, faster and the stick is longer. Of course, the best thing to use would be the vacuum cleaner. Heeheee....I managed to finish all corners (up the ceiling and down), nooks and crannies. It is done, yay!
As I was 'chenging' (brushing in English) I can't help, reminiscing about the time and meaning of spring cleaning back when I was a child. Back then, it was quite an enjoyable time for cousins and me. The whole household is involved. My pa would even take leave from his work. It really was FUN time for us children. Then and again, as children we enjoy any extra activities, don't we? I remember how we had to tie towels or men's handkerchiefs below our eyes to cover our nose and mouth. Oh, that is to prevent the dust and dirt from us. Yes, that is how dirty the house was. We even had bandanas tied on our heads. Ahaahaaa.....it was fun with all the laughing and sometimes pretending to accidentally brush each other's face. After all the cleaning, it will be chow time outside. That is a treat in itself for all of us children.
Today, it is a different picture altogether. I am not sure about those living in the rural areas but for us urbanites, I know of many homes where the maids do the spring cleaning or for some, none at all. It isn't that they live in dirty houses but it is or could be that traditions aren't held that dear and near anymore. Me, I do not claim to practice all and everything, I just try to remember and do as many and much as I could. Now, if you will forgive and excuse me, I got to go and 'oil' my neck. It is still creaking each time I turn my head. It has been more than 12 hours plus and it still can't stop creaking. That's how hard I've worked spring cleaning the house just to keep the tradition alive. Ahemmmm......! :o)

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Especially for Women.....important information

Eeew....! I will never believe it if this comes to me by word of mouth. **I have decided to write a little on this. This is a sanitary pad for those (men especially) who do not know ahemm.... what these pictures show. The little thingy is a maggot! Gross as it may seem to find one of these little creepy crawly
in a pad but it is what is as shown.


These pictures convinced me. After all these years.......did you bother to check? Huh? Urghhhhhh, Yikes! Please DO CHECK before you use one the next time. :o(

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

She's only ONE year old....and pregnant!

Bizarre as this may seem. Can you help wondering how difficult can lives get? How sad can it be....? Poor, poor baby....she is only 1 year old.
[Text rewritten]
A Chinese girl, one year old Kang Mengru was taken to the hospital after her stomach became swollen. Mengru has left medics baffled as her stomach became larger as the days go by. An ultrasound was done and doctors were amazed to find that inside her a baby was found. Her parasitic twin brother. Doctors said that the baby twin was not in her mother's womb but had found another place to grow that is this one year old's womb. Kang Mengru will undergo a caesarean section to have the parasitic twin removed. This is a very unusual phenomenon 'fetus in fetus' occurs only once in every 500,000 pregnancies. Mengru is now waiting to have her parasitic twin taken out.
**Sorry for the previous text which has confused many who 'came by' to read. It was literally translated from the Chinese Language. Thousand apologies here.
Take a look at her, still smiling (oblivious to what is happening). And yet....I'm here complaining about the heat making me sweat....! Prayers for her, her mom and dad that everything will go smoothly and alright.:o(

Monday, November 30, 2009

Free Gift Offer....do you get what you should?

I felt cheated!!! Oh Yes, I do. I was given this plastic microwave container when I went to collect what I was supposed to be given.
Read what is printed on this milk carton? Free! 1 milk mug..... YES, a milk mug free. That was what got me attracted. It wasn't the milk. I already have two cartons of Dutch Lady Milk in my trolley. Then I caught this cute mug stuck to a milk carton (Marigold). The sales girl was there and she attended to me. I asked about the free gift - the mug. She said, "Oh, you can collect it from the customer service." That's about all she said and did.
I paid for all the groceries and stuff I bought. Happily trod over to the customer service counter and there.....Stock of mugs finished! Finished quite some hours ago. Goodness gracious and the sales girl knew that I bought these two cartons all because of a mug. The least she could have done was let me and the other consumer (there was another man with his little girl) know about the 'finished' gift. Right? NO....she didn't say a word. I now have a plastic container. Something I really can do without. This is just a word of caution. Check first before any purchases are made. This doesn't cost me a lot of money. It is the principle that I'm getting at. Dishonesty......yeah, don't I feel cheated? Aaarghhhh.....Come on Marigold. Have enough stock!:o(

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

A message for all men.....[women, you'll love this]

Oh don't I love this. You are a woman? You do agree with the 'quote of the day' below, don't you? I've had a bad day and the quote actually made me smile. I can't help but think that what is written is a fact in life (an attached woman's life). If you've had a bad day with your......whatever you call the man in your life, hope you smile like I did when I read this. Cheers :o) [Many credits to the person who composed/wrote this.]

Fake Wasabi....what next?

GMO fruits, non-organic fruits and food. Now we have fake wasabi. Ever wondered what next eh? I like Japanese food and I always need to have wasabi with my food. Goodness gracious, why can't restaurants use natural stuff? Should we put the blame on the people who invented this fake stuff or the people who wants to buy them? Geez......!
Fake Wasabi-90% composed of chemicals which may endanger your health. Reporting from Research Center/Taipei, Taiwan The wasabi we find these days are found to contain many unknown ingredients. Due to the low supply and high cost of the real wasabi, even wasabi found in 5-star hotels are found to be questionable. The fake wasabi contains high levels of metals. Though they are within safe levels of consumption, doctors have advised against consuming too much of them. As we were passing through a fish market, we came upon a very strong scent. We found a lady preparing the wasabi mixture for the raw fish. She told us that she uses "special wasabi powder" which costs only $50/bag and they can make up to several hundred bags of wasabi paste. We even found many restaurants using this special wasabi powder to make the wasabi paste. Why is the scent so strong and what does it really contain? We continued our investigations. The conclusion we came to was the fact that there were special ingredients placed in these "special wasabi powder" even though the label simply indicates "wasabi and permitted flavoring and coloring." Experts indicate that the type of wasabi found in Taiwancannot be freeze-dried and made into powder, so it's very likely that these "special wasabi powder" have been made artificially. A chinese chemist Wu Jia Cheng says "the label only says what its basic ingredients are but will not say what it artificially contains." Our investigative reporters took the "special wasabi powder" to the lab for testings. Lab results show the powder contains copper, lead and chromium. So how are we going to differentiate the real from the fake wasabi? A little iodine tincture will do the trick. We found a biochemist who says that "After mixing the wasabi powder to make the paste, simply place a drop of iodine tincture onto the paste and wait 1-2 mins. If you see the brown iodine tincture changing its color into a dark blue color, it indicates the presence of starch within the paste. And within this mixture is the addition of the ingredient "propenyl mustard oil" to make the fake wasabi." Fake wasabi gives a bright green appearance and a very strong pungent smell that will dissipate within 1/2 hr. Real wasabi is of a much lighter green. A toxicologist warned that long term consumption of this fake wasabi can lead to liver and kidney damages. We should avoid at all cost to protect our health. :o(

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Sai Baba's cheap tricks exposed....!

Do you know or have you read anything about Sai Baba? I have read a lot about him but I am not one of his worshippers. I do not have anything against him either. I have watched this video and it is totally shocking and unbelievable that such acts are done.
I am unable to put the video here but just the link (it could be the terms and conditions). Maybe, I messed up a little here and there, who knows? Retro as I am. Click the link to watch and learn the truth if you have not heard of it all.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yblhsr1O4IQ&feature=related

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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Truly Malaysia Boleh!

You've got to read this! I couldn't stop laughing.......

SATU LAGI PRODUK MADE IN 1-MALAYSIA, APA PUN BOLEH !!!!
This truly is a real classic
Envelope sent by LHDN (Inland Revenue Board), a True story...
A taxpayer called up the LHDN (Inland Revenue Board) in Terengganu, and asked for Form B.
The LHDN clerk who answered the call asked for the address to send the form to.
The conversation goes:… LHDN CLERK: Boleh bagi alamat encik? (Can you give me your address?)
TAXPAYER: Ok, hantar ke Ranhill Worley. (Send to Ranhill Worley)
LHDN CLERK: Apa Ranhill?...... eja macam mana? (err... How to spell Ranhill?)
TAXPAYER: R... for Rumah... A for Ayam (Chicken)... N for Nangka (Jackfruit)... H for Holland (country) .... I for itik (Duck)... L for lain- lain(Others).....' LHDN CLERK: Ok.. Nanti kami hantar ke alamat itu (OK, we will send to that address..)
After waiting for a week, the form arrived - have a look at the address on the envelope!!! :o)

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Do you know this drink.....Red Bull?

Have you read about this? I was sent this piece of information and didn't give it much thought until hubby mentioned about a friend who consumed a can. His friend mentioned that he bought a can as he was feeling knackered. A while after drinking he felt his heart beating very fast and he experienced some giddiness. Now, is this coincidental or...... Is there anyone who has more information to this drink besides what is in this piece of information?
France & Denmark have banned it from the country...
This drink is SOLD in all the supermarkets IN OUR country and our children ARE CONSUMING IT ON A TRIAL BASIS, IT can be mortal.RED BULL was created to stimulate the brains in people who are subjected to great physical force and in stress coma and never to be consumed like an innocent drink or soda pop.
RED BULL IS the energizer DRINK that is commercialized world-wide with its slogan:'It increases endurance; awakens the concentration capacity and the speed of reaction, offers more energy and improves the mood. All this can be found in a can of RED BULL , the power drink of the millennium.'RED BULL has managed to arrive at almost 100 countries worldwide. The RED BULL logo is targeted at young people and sportsmen, two attractive segments that have been captivated by the stimulus that the drink provides.It was created by Dietrich Mateschitz, an industrialist of Austrian origin who discovered the drink by chance. It happened during a business trip to Hong Kong , when he was working at a factory that manufactured toothbrushes.The liquid, based on a formula that contained caffeine and taurine, caused a rage in that country. Imagine the grand success of this drink in Europe where the product still did not exist, besides it was a superb opportunity to become an entrepreneur.BUT THE TRUTH ABOUT THIS DRINK IS ANOTHER THING: FRANCE and DENMARK have just prohibited it as a cocktail of death, due to its vitamin components mixed with GLUCURONOLACTONE', a highly dangerous chemical, which was developed by the United States Department of Defense during the sixties to stimulate the moral of the troops based in VIETNAM, which acted like a hallucinogenic drug that calmed the stress of the war.But their effects in the organism were so devastating, that it was discontinued, because of the high index of cases of migraines, cerebral tumors and diseases of the liver that was evident in the soldiers who consumed it.And in spite of it, in the can of RED BULL you can still find as one of its components: GLUCURONOLACTONE, categorized medically as a stimulant. But what it does not say on the can of ,RED BULL are the consequences of its consumption, and that has forced us to place a series of WARNINGS:1. It is dangerous to take it if you do not engage in physical exercise afterwards, since its energizing function accelerates the heart rate and can cause a sudden attack.2. You run the risk of undergoing a cerebral hemorrhage, because RED BULL contains components that dilute the blood so that the heart utilizes less energy to pump the blood, and thus be able to deliver physical force with less effort being exerted.3. It is prohibited to mix RED BULL with alcohol, because the mixture turns the drink into a " Deadly Bomb " that attacks the liver directly, causing the affected area never to regenerate anymore. 4. One of the main components of RED BULL is the B12 vitamin, used in medicine to recover patients who are in a coma; from here the hypertension and the state of excitement which is experienced after taking it, as if you were in a drunken state.5. The regular consumption of RED BULL triggers off symptoms in the form of a series of irreversible nervous and neuronal diseases.CONCLUSION: It is a drink that should be prohibited in the entire world as when it is mixed with alcohol it creates a TIME BOMB for the human body, mainly between innocent adolescents and adults with little experience.[**I have nothing against this company/manufacturer. Post is here to find out more about the drink and IF what is mentioned is true.]:o)

Friday, November 13, 2009

Air Conditioning in the car....you should know

Do you drive a car? I do and besides washing, filling up the car with petrol, check the air pressure of the car and some other minor stuff..... I know nothing more. Here is a piece of information and do read. Heed if you think you should. If you don't, just read but you needn't have to click 'save in the brain'.
**Please open the windows after you enter your car and do not turn ON the air-conditioning immediately. According to a research done, the car dashboard, sofa, air freshener emits Benzene, a Cancer causing toxin (carcinogen- take note of the heated plastic smell in your car). In addition to causing cancer, it poisons your bones, causes anemia, and reduces white blood cells. Prolonged exposure will cause Leukemia, increasing the risk of cancer may also cause miscarriage. Acceptable Benzene level indoors is 50 mg per sq. ft. A car parked indoors with the windows closed will contain 400-800 mg of Benzene. If parked outdoors under the sun at a temperature above 60 degrees F, the Benzene level goes up to 2000-4000 mg, 40 times the acceptable level... & the people inside the car will inevitably inhale an excess amount of the toxins.

It is recommended that you open the windows and door to give time for the interior to air out before you enter. Benzene is a toxin that affects your kidney and liver, and is very difficult for your body to expel this toxic stuff.
"When someone shares something of value with you and you benefit from it, you have a moral obligation to share it with others"** I feel very guilty not sharing this piece of information and this is the reason I'm posting it here. :o)

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Organisation Chart...Is this what you think it is?

What do you think? All top Management just pass down their s***?! All those at the bottom only see a*****es when they look up? Anyway, have a good laugh and a nice day. :o)

Friday, November 6, 2009

Read the numbers on your fruits....

I received this piece of information so I decided to go to the super mart and check it out. I found this apple with a sticker. According to the information I received, this isn't genetically modified but it isn't safe to consume either. I couldn't find any with stickers that starts with the digit 9.
Conventional Fruit Labels Four digits starting with 4
Organic Fruit Labels Five digits and starts with number 9
Genetically Modified Fruits Start with the digit 8

So next time you go shopping, remember these critical numbers and know how to avoid purchasing inorganic and GMO fruits. Shop Safe :) This is good to know because stores aren't obligated to tell you if a fruit has been genetically modified­.) So if you come across an apple in the store and its label is 4922, it's a conventional apple grown with herbicides and harmful fertilizers. If it has a sticker 99222, it's organic and safe to eat. If it says 89222, then do not buy!!!! It has been genetically modified (GMO).
Now, this is what puzzles me, I found this too. A bag of apples with stickers but....no numbers. There are even fruits without any stickers on. Have you noticed? What do we do then? Eat and be poisoned or do not eat any fruits!? :o(

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Penang Trishaw--my story....

I walked past this trishaw man and got curious as to what he is doing. I walked up and took a peek. Oh, he is copying numbers. Toto numbers onto a piece of paper. Toto, Magnum (for all non Malaysians) these are our pool results. Hmmm, hopefully he did strike and win some money. Now a little on this trishaw or as we Penangites likes to call them, 'King of the Roads'. A visit to Penang will not be complete without a trishaw ride. What better way to see Penang city than a ride in the trishaw? The trishaw man will take you down alleys and lanes, somewhere where cars and buses can't enter. How nice the sight-seeing will be, just imagine that. Of course, you have to be sure that you have no phobias of big vehicles because it will get a little scary when you are in between or amongst the heavy traffic! Trishaws aren't just used by the tourists for sight seeing trips. Back in yonder days when I was schooling, trishaws are used by many of my school mates as transport to school. How I yearn to travel to school in a trishaw! School is located quite near to the town area and staying about 3 miles away from school.....sigh; I never had a chance to ride a trishaw to school. That is me and the schooling part of this trishaw story. Mom had her share of the trishaw story as well. Mom isn't local so as far as trishaws are concerned, there is nothing wrong with riding in one. Oh boy was she wrong. Mom is a shopaholic so she'll park her car at a car park on one road and walk to many roads away from the car. Then when her feet refused to move anymore she'll wave a trishaw and ride in one. Oh dear, the ruckus she caused when pa found out that she rode in a trishaw. You see, trishaws was the cheapest means of transport back then and it is usually used by ladies of the night. I can only imagine how my pa felt. Red faced maybe.
It is different now. Trishaw rides are for tourists, you and me......to enjoy the beautiful sights of Penang and to feel the wind blowing in your hair. For all non Malaysians or Penangites, if you intend to ride in one it would be good to note these points: 1) Decide on a price before getting on the trishaw. There is no fixed price for any route/destination. By the way, trishaws are called Beca in our Malay language. (pronounced as Bear((not sounding the r) Cha) 2) Some trishaws come equipped with a radio/player. It will be better if these are not switched on. Reason being you won't be able to hear the trishaw man or your partner talk. 3) If it is raining heavily, it is better not to ride in one because some small alleys do get flooded and you might have to stop and get down from the trishaw. Oh, that happened to me one night (of all nights) when hubby decided to give both BB and me a treat.....a trishaw ride! We ended up sitting on the side walk waiting for the rain to stop and at the same time being amused by stories the trishaw man had to tell. Ahaahaaa.....we did have fun after all. :o)

Saturday, October 24, 2009

You drink soup? Be aware of the ingredients used!

I received this through email with many more pictures. I am not putting all the pictures here. It is too barbaric, shocking, spine chilling, gross.....Urghhhh! Tell me this isn't true or....is it??
Brief translation: Shocking news circulated in China . A town in Canton is now on trend taking baby herbal soup to increase health and sexual performance/stamina. The cost in China currency = approx $4000. A factory manager was interviewed and he testified that it is effective because he is a frequent customer. It is a delicacy whereby expensive herbs are added to boil the baby with chicken meat for 8 hours boiling/steaming. He pointed to his second wife next to him, who is 19 (he is 62), and testified that they have sex everyday. After waiting for a co uple of weeks, he took this reporter to the restaurant when he was informed by restaurant Manager that the spare rib soup (local code for baby soup) was now available. This time, it was a couple who have 2 daughters and this 3rd one was confirmed to be a daughter again. So the couple aborted the baby which was 5 months old. Those babies close to be born and die naturally costs 2000 in China currency. Those aborted ones cost a few hundreds in China Currency. Those couples who did not want to sell dead babies, placentas can be accepted also for couple of hundreds. The reporter making comment that is this the problem arise from Chinese being taking too much attention in healt h or is the backfire when China introduced one child in a family policy (since majority prefers to have male babies and those poorer families need ended up selling their female babies.)
***This is so gross but at least we all know what is happening in this world. Please pass on to whom you know loves exotic food or going to China . This is so sick!! :o(

Friday, October 23, 2009

You lick stamps/envelopes? Oh ....Then READ this!

Do you have this habit or maybe last resort thing? There is no glue or water around.....so lick the envelope or stamp to stick it? Well, I do and I know it sounds gross but I can't help it at times. How many of us carry a tube of gum/glue with us all the time, eh? I can't remember how many times I've done this gross act at home or at the post office. Now, I think I will NOT in future after I read this piece of information. Read on.....
A woman was working in a post Office in California . One day she licked the envelopes and postage stamps instead of using a sponge. That very day the lady found a cut on her tongue. A week later, she noticed an abnormal swelling of her tongue. She went to the doctor, and they found nothing wrong.. Her tongue was not sore or anything.. A couple of days later, her tongue started to swell more, and it began to get really sore, so sore, that she could not eat. She went back to the hospital, and demanded something be done. The doctor took an x-ray of her tongue and noticed a lump. He prepared her for minor surgery. When The doctor cut her tongue open, a live cockroach crawled out!!!! There were cockroach eggs on the seal of the Envelope. The egg was able to hatch inside of her tongue, because of her saliva, which was warm and moist..... This is a true story reported on CNN!
Andy Hume wrote: Hey, I used to work in an envelope factory. You wouldn't believe the....things that float around in those gum applicator trays. I haven't licked an envelope for years!' I used to work for a print shop(32 years ago), and we were told NEVER to lick the envelopes. I never understood why until I had to go into storage and pull out 2500 envelopes that were already printed and saw several squads of cockroaches roaming around inside a couple of boxes with eggs everywhere. They eat the glue on the envelopes.
TRUE or not, it really doesn't hurt us to heed this piece of information, right? Don't know about you but I am thinking twice or rather NEVER to lick another stamp or envelope! :o)

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

50 Malaysian Ringgit note.....Beware of Fake!

Our new 50 Ringgit note. Please take note of features in fake ones.




:o)

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Camaraderie in Little India, Penang

Deepavali or the Festival of Lights is just round the corner. I thought it would be fun to take a walk down Little India. I actually bugged hubby to take me down to Little India. It is going to be packed with people and traffic was his answer. He relented and took me there after dinner. The roads around that area are lined with stalls selling oh.....so many things. From clothings to lights to trinkets to food and sweet. Everyone was busy.
Shop selling spices, condiments, etc.









Desserts/sweets. Aren't they colorful and tempting?

There is even a stage set up for live performances.





This is my favorite stall. Kacang putih, muruku, ground nuts, etc.











LOOK! A Laughing Buddha which you would normally see in a Chinese shop. I just had to take a picture.
To all my Hindu readers, HAPPY DEEPAVALI. :o)

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Onions for collecting the Flu virus.......Interesting one

This sounds interesting enough to share........
In 1919 when the flu killed 40 million people there was this Doctor that visited the many farmers to see if he could help them combat the flu. Many of the farmers and their family had contracted it and many died. The doctor came upon this one farmer and to his surprise, everyone was very healthy. When the doctor asked what the farmer was doing that was different the wife replied that she had placed an unpeeled onion in a dish in the rooms of the home, (probably only two rooms back then). The doctor couldn't believe it and asked if he could have one of the onions and placed it under the microscope. She gave him one and when he did this, he did find the flu virus in the onion. It obviously absorbed the virus, therefore, keeping the family healthy. Now, I heard this NEXT story from my hairdresser in AZ. She said that several years ago many of her employees were coming down with the flu and so were many of her customers. The next year she placed several bowls with onions around in her shop. To her surprise, none of her staff got sick. It must work.. (And no, she is not in the onion business.) The moral of the story is, buy some onions and place them in bowls around your home. If you work at a desk, place one or two in your office or under your desk or even on top somewhere. Try it and see what happens.
I think I'm going to try it. What about you? We have nothing to lose if it doesn't work but a few ringgit on onions. Right? :o)

Monday, October 12, 2009

Between the two...??




























I couldn't describe how broken my heart was when I had to put her into the car. I didn't even look her in her eyes after she licked me all wet on the face. Sorry was all I could muttered. With a heavy heart and a really tight hug (one more for her)....My prayers that she'll go to a good home.

:o(

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Which do I choose.....?

Remember these two puppies? I had a post up looking for homes for them. Sad that no one wanted to adopt them. They aren't pedigrees but boy; they are lovely, adorable puppies. I have been caring for them since and from skinny ones, they have put on some weight. I have enjoyed every moment with them for the past 2 weeks and now have to make a decision. It will break my heart when the time comes that is tomorrow for one to be taken away. I would keep both of them if I could but my work and time constraints are preventing me from it. With 2 adult dogs already in the house, sigh......... Yes, it will be a heartbreaking decision for me.......:o(