Saturday, July 26, 2008

Tips From The Police

This is a good reminder for all of us.You can never read this too many times!

The elbow is the strongest point on your body.If you are close enough to use it, do!

If a robber asks for your wallet and/or purse, DO NOT HAND IT TO HIM. Toss it away from you....chances are that he is more interested in your Wallet and / or purse than you and he will go for the wallet or purse. RUN LIKE MAD IN THE OTHER DIRECTION!
If you are ever thrown into the trunk of a car: Kick out the back tail lights and stick your arm out the hole and start waving like crazy! The driver won't see you but everybody else will. This has saved lives.

Women have a tendency to get into their car after shopping,eating,working,etc., and just sit (doing their check book, or making a list, etc.) DON'T DO THIS! The predator will be watching you, and this is the perfect opportunity for him to get in on the passenger side, put a gun to your head, and tell you where to go. AS SOON AS YOU GET INTO YOUR CAR, LOCK THE DOORS AND LEAVE.

A Few Notes About Getting Into Your Car In a Parking Lot,or Parking Garage:
  • Be aware: look around you; look into your car, at the passenger,side floor, and in the back seat. (And check out under the car as you approach.)
  • If you're parked next to a big van you should enter your car from The passenger door. Most serial killers attack their victims by pulling them into their vans while the women are attempting to get into their cars.
  • Look at the car parked on the driver's side of your vehicle and the passenger side. If a male is sitting alone! in the seat nearest your car,you may want to walk back into the mall, or work, and get a guard/policeman to walk you back out.
  • IT IS ALWAYS BETTER TO BE SAFE THAN SORRY. (And better paranoid than dead.)

ALWAYS take the elevator instead of the stairs. (Stairwells are Horrible places to be alone and the perfect crime spot).

If the predator has a gun and you are not under his control,ALWAYS RUN! The predator will only hit you (a running target) 4 in 100 times; And even then, it most likely WILL NOT be a vital organ, RUN!

As women, we are always trying to be sympathetic: STOP IT! It may get you raped, or killed. Ted Bundy, the serial killer, was a good-looking,well educated man, who ALWAYS played on the sympathies of unsuspecting women? He walked with a cane, or a limp, and often asked'for help' into his vehicle or with his vehicle, which is when he abducted his next victim.

Someone just told me that her friend heard a crying baby on her porch the night before last, and she called the police because it was late and she thought it was weird. The police told her 'Whatever you do, DO NOT open the door.' The lady then said that it sounded like the baby had crawled near a window, and she was worried that it would crawl to the street and get run over

The policeman said, 'We already have a unit on the way, whatever you do,DO NOT open the door.'

He told her that they think a serial killer has a baby cry recorder and uses it to coax women out of their homes thinking that someone dropped off a baby. He said they have not verified it, but have had several calls by women saying that they heard baby cries outside their doors ! when they're home alone at night. Please pass this on! and DO NOT open the door for a crying baby.

This should probably be taken seriously because the Crying Baby theory was mentioned on: America 's Most Wanted this past Saturday when they profiled the serial killer in Louisiana .

Please share this to all the women you know.It may save a life. A candle is not dimmed by lighting another candle. I was going to inform this to the ladies only, but guys, if you love your mothers, wives, sisters, daughters, etc., you may want to pass it on to them, as well.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Home Safety

Home can be a dangerous place for young children, and it is where most accidents happen, because it is where they spend most of their time. The topic 'Child safety' has more ideas about keeping children safe in many places. This topic focuses on home safety.
There are lots of things parents can do to make homes safe for children. You might like to use the ideas here as a check list that you can go through to make sure your home is safe.

General Safety

  • Have emergency numbers for police, doctor and ambulance, fire brigade and poison information near the phone at all times.If you use baby sitters, have your own home phone number and address by the phone so that they can tell emergency services if they need to call for help.

  • Keep all poisons out of reach, preferably in a 'child proof' cupboard.

  • Do not leave a young child alone in the house. Children under about 12 should probably not be left alone at home, and they certainly cannot be expected to keep younger children safe.
  • Have a first aid kit in the house and car.
  • Install smoke alarms at strategic places, eg outside the kitchen, inside the children’s bedrooms.

  • Keep keys in the lock of deadlocked doors when you are in the house, so you can get out quickly if there is a fire.

  • Install an Earth Leakage Circuit Breaker in your fuse box which will cut off the electricity supply if there is a fault.
  • Old houses may have faulty electrical wiring that needs to be checked and replaced.

  • Cover all unused power points with a child safety cover.

  • Unplug electrical appliances when they are not being used.

  • Ensure that all glass doors, shower screens and low windows are fitted with safety glass.

  • Ensure that floors which get wet have non-slip surfaces.
  • Doors that are likely to slam and jam fingers should be fitted with door-closers. Place finger jam protectors in doors.

  • Make sure that cupboard edges in children's areas are rounded.

  • In a multi-story house, ensure that windows are fixed so that children cannot get out of them, and that all balconies have adequate barriers (vertical bars for example, not horizontal which are easily climbed).
  • Keep all matches, lighters and candles out of reach of children.
  • Develop a plan for what to do if there is a fire and teach your children what they should do. See the link to the Country Fire Service below.
  • Do a first aid course so you will know what to do in an emergency

Making each part of the house safe

When you have young children it is important to do a safety check on every room of your house and the yard and sheds. A good time is when they are about to start crawling, if not before. You can use the following information as a checklist. Don’t forget grandparents’ homes as well if your children spend time there.

Place a moveable (half height) barrier across the doorway to keep children out while your are cooking.

  • Don't have dangling kettle cords - use short cords or curly ones.
  • Don't leave saucepan handles overhanging the edge of the stove so a child could reach them.

  • Use a stove/hot plate guard.
  • Put hot drinks out of reach of children.
  • Do not drink a hot drink with a child in your arms.
  • Replace table cloths with place mats as children can be scalded by pulling on the tablecloth and spilling hot drinks on themselves.
  • Lock away all poisonous substances, including detergents and dish washer powder.
  • Use child proof locks on cupboards.
  • Don’t put any poisons (eg cleaning agents) in food or drink containers.
  • When your baby or young child is in a high chair, always strap her in with proper restraints.
  • Keep matches, cigarette lighters, scissors and knives out of reach of children.

  • Prevent your young child from choking by constantly checking to see there are no small objects on the floor for her to put in her mouth. Babies from 6 months are able to pick up small objects and they put most things into their mouths (see the topic 'Choking').


  • Don’t allow your child to play in the bathroom without supervision. There is the danger of the child drowning in a small amount of water
  • being scalded with hot water
  • electrocution from putting or dropping an electrical appliance eg hair drier in water.
  • Do not leave a baby by herself in a bath seat or bath cradle. Babies have drowned when they sipped through the holes in the bath seat or when the seat tipped over.
  • Keep all medicines in a child proof, locked cupboard.
  • When running the bath for your child, put the cold water in first.
  • To help prevent scalding from hot water, make sure that the water from your bathroom tub, shower and basin comes out at 50 degrees or less.
  • Always unplug any electrical appliances eg hair dryers, heaters etc. It is best not to leave them in the bathroom.
  • Never leave a small child alone in the bath. If you have to leave the room, eg to answer the phone, take the child with you.


  • Make sure that children cannot open and get out of, or fall out of, windows.
  • Do not place the baby’s cot near windows, heater or power points.
  • Make sure cords of curtains or blinds are short (less than 20cm), so that a child cannot get caught in the cord and choke. If the cord needs to be long, keep it out of reach by wrapping it around a high hook.

High Chairs

  • High chairs should be fitted with straps between the legs, over both shoulders and around the waist. (You can buy the harness separately from the chair).
  • Make sure that the high chair is strong and will not tip easily.
  • Never leave a child in a high chair without an adult being there.
  • Make sure the baby cannot reach doors, windows, stoves, cords etc from the high chair.
  • Repair torn seats as babies can choke on pieces of foam.

Change Tables

  • Change tables should have protection against rolling off, eg raised sides.
  • Do not leave the baby on the change table. If you need to do something urgent, take the baby with you.

Strollers and bouncinettes

  • Do not leave babies alone in a bouncinette, or stroller.
  • Make sure the baby cannot slide out and get caught, and strangle.
  • Make sure the stroller has a strong footrest, which can't collapse.
  • If straps are used to hold the baby, make sure that they fit firmly, and the baby can't get caught in them.
  • Babies under 6 months should not be put in a stroller unless the backrest can be adjusted to an angle of more than 130 degrees from the seat (it is almost flat, rather than sitting upright).
  • Bouncinettes should not be used after babies begin to roll over.

Baby walkers

  • It is strongly advised that you do not use baby walkers.
    For more information see the topic Baby walkers.


  • Choose a heavy play pen that will not tip over if your child leans on it.
  • Playpens should be more that 500mm high and the spaces between the side bars should be between 50mm and 85mm. Children can get their arms or legs trapped in gaps narrower than 50mm, and their heads trapped in spaces over 85mm.
    Remember that children need to explore and too long in a playpen can become boring.


  • Check the mattress fits snugly in your child’s cot.
  • Check that the spaces between the vertical bars on the sides and ends of the cot are between 50mm and 85 mm (which is too big for an arm or leg to be caught, and too small for a head to be caught). Bars should be vertical and not horizontal so a toddler cannot use them to climb out. See the topic 'Safe sleep' for the cot safety standards.
  • Do not place cots near dangling cords such as blind cords which can cause a risk of choking. Make sure that blinds and curtains do not have cords, or cords are short or always out of reach.
  • Do not use bunk beds if there is a toddler or child (under 9 years) in the home. Children love to climb and may fall off the top bunk.
  • Do not use hot water bottles or electric blankets in a child’s cot or bed.
  • Do not leave pills/medicines on your bedside table or in a handbag that children can get to.
    Ceiling fans. If you have a ceiling fan it is important to check that children cannot hit it if they jump off any furniture (especially bunk beds). Also be aware that such activities as carrying children on your shoulders can bring them within reach of the fan. Having 'impeller guards' on fans in children’s rooms is a further safety measure to consider.

Lounge and dining rooms

  • Check visitors do not leave handbags with medicines in them where a child can get to them.
  • Place safety guards around all heaters, open fires etc.
  • Cover power points with child safety covers.
  • Make sure that TV sets are not on stands or tables where young children could pull them down on themselves. Make sure that shelves, such as bookshelves are secured or stable.
  • Have low level storage places for children's toys.
  • Fit fire guards around all heating appliances or fire places.

Stairs balconies and verandahs

  • If you have stairs or balconies or verandahs in your home that are higher than 600 mm there must be protection to prevent children falling from these.
  • Balustrades (or hand rails) on stairs must be at least 865 mm high. Where they are used on verandahs or balconies or raised paths they should be at least 1000 mm high.
  • Where children could fall more than 3 metres the balustrades on stairs must be at least 1050 mm high and on balconies and landings at least 1200 mm. 1350 mm is safer.
  • Where the balustrade is high there should be a lower handrail as well. Handrails should be made so a child’s hand can slide along them without meeting any obstacles.
  • Make sure the gaps between the rails below the balustrade are no more than 100 mm.
  • The surface of stairs should be non-slip.
  • Softening and rounding sharp edges on stairs will help to lessen the harm done by a fall.
  • Young children should be protected from falling down stairs by lockable gates at the top and bottom of the stairs.

Garage/garden/outside areas

  • Check fences and gates are adequate to prevent your young child being able to get to the pool, street or other dangers. Gates and fences should not have horizontal rails which would make it easy for the child to climb over.
  • Lock your garage to make sure any dangerous tools or poisonous substances cannot be reached by a toddler.
  • Do not store poisons in food containers. Keep them in the original container which has warnings and safety precautions on it.
  • Power tools should be locked away when not in use.
  • Make sure your outdoor barbecue cannot be turned on by children.
  • Check there are no matches or cigarette lighters where a child could find them.
  • Place ladders flat on the ground when not in use if they cannot be put in a locked shed.
  • Check the whereabouts of your child before backing the car out of the garage etc. Do not have play areas (eg sandpits) near driveways.
  • When planning play spaces in your yard, keep children's areas well away from the driveway, fenced off if possible.
  • Cover a fish pond with strong wire mesh so your child cannot fall in.
  • Make sure there are no other pools of water or things that hold water after a rain in your yard.
  • Remove poisonous plants from your garden.
  • Do not put out snail pellets, these look attractive to children to eat.
  • Clear away rubbish that could hide poisonous spiders.
  • Keep children inside or well away from the area while you are cutting the grass (mowing).

Swimming pools

  • Ensure that your pool has isolation fencing. Make sure the fencing and gates around the pool meet the Australian standard (AS 1926). The gate should be self locking.
  • Always supervise children when they are playing near a pool or any water. Lack of supervision is one of the main causes of drowning.
  • Remember that most children who drown, do so in their family pool.
  • Fencing which stops others getting to the pool is not enough, you need a fence between the house and the pool.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

An Incredible Love Story

An incredible love story has come out of China recently and managed to touch the world. It is a story of a man and an older woman who ran off to live and love each other in peace for over half a century.

The 70-year-old Chinese man who hand-carved over 6,000 stairs up a mountain for his 80-year-old wife has passed away in the cave which has been the couple's home for the last 50 years. Over 50 years ago, Liu Guo Jiang a 19 year-old boy, fell in love with a 29 year-old widowed mother named Xu Chaoqin..

In a twist worthy of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, friends and relatives criticized the relationship because of the age difference and the fact that Xu already had children.

At that time, it was unacceptable and immoral for a young man to love an older woman.. To avoid the market gossip and the scorn of their communities, the couple decided to elope and lived in a cave in Jiangjin County in Southern ChongQing Municipality.

In the beginning, life was harsh as hey had nothing, no electricity or even food. They had to eat grass and roots they found in the mountain, and Liu made a kerosene lamp that they used to light up their lives. Xu felt that she had tied Liu down and repeatedly asked him, 'Are you regretful? Liu always replied, 'As long as we are industrious, life will improve.'
In the second year of living in the mountain, Liu began and continued for over 50 years, to hand-carve the steps so that his wife could get down the mountain easily

Half a century later in 2001, a group of adventurers were exploring the forest and were surprised to find the elderly couple and the over 6,000 hand-carved steps.

Liu Ming Sheng, one of their seven children said, 'My parents loved each other so much, they have lived in seclusion for over 50 years and never been apart a single day. He hand carved more than 6,000 steps over the years for my mother’s convenience, although she doesn't go down the mountain that much.'

The couple had lived in peace for over 50 years until last week. Liu, now 72 years, returned from his daily farm work and collapsed. Xu sat and prayed with her husband as he passed away in her arms. So in love with Xu, was Liu, which no one was able to release the grip he had on his wife's hand even after he had passed away.

'You promised me you'll take care of me, you'll always be with me until the day I died, now you left before me, how am I going to live without you?' Xu spent days softly repeating this sentence and touching her husband's black coffin with tears rolling down her cheeks.

In 2006, their story became one of the top 10 love stories from China, collected by the Chinese Women Weekly. The local government has decided to preserve the love ladder and the place they lived as a museum, so this love story can live forever.

"HOPE is a Waking Dream ... with LOVE everything is POSSIBLE"

Friday, July 11, 2008

TNB Billing System

Do you check you TNB bill? Just check how much to pay and how many used is no enough.

Do you compare the Meter reading on section 'DAHULU' (Red circle) with previous month?

In this case, the April bill on DAHULU section is 29128, SEMASA is 29380. After paid the bill, the problem comes. The May bill come, the DAHULU section by right should show 29380. BUT NOW, it still shows 29128 same per last month.

If we don't compare with last month, frankly, I had HAPPILY paid for the bill and TNB had HAPPILY got the extra RM72 from me. At last, the entire TNB shareholder got smart dividend from our hard earns money.

Due to this bad service....I plan to change service provider. Opps...there is no alternate service provider. The alternate is buy your own generator, use candle...I guess no one will go for the alternative service provider....

So... please check your bill and compare it month by month. Our PM always try very hard and tell us we have to be very SMART SPENDING & MUST compare....... His motive is very good. Because he knew that something will happen and lots of giant companies might use a VERY SMART way to COLLECT Money from general public. Thanks to our great PM......I really compare the price always.....and notice the brilliant idea from TNB. I am not sure whether this is a mistake? But I don't think it’s a human error.Now, better part is, this is computer error.

If you don't discover this, then you pay for the EXTRA (this case, we got to pay extra RM72.80). If you notice the problem....easy, just refunds to you, BUT do you know how time consuming and trouble to get the refund? Why their mistake is our cost? Why there is no compensation on their mistake?
The BEST part, how many people know they are actually, happily OVER PAID?

When TNB officially wants to increase the unit price, everybody is jumping and complaint. How are they going to get extra and no people complaint? This is an art!

This is the evolution of TNB billing system.....let the computer system do the mistake....and the mistake MUST FAVOURABLE to the company.

Come....we should proudly said: Malaysia Boleh, because we really BOLEH!!

The World's Best Kept Auto Secret

I have been driving (legally) for two decades. One would think I would have noticed the little secret on my dash that was staring me right in the face the whole time. I didn't and I bet you probably haven't either.

Quick question, what side of your car is your gas tank? If you are anything like me, you probably can't remember right away. My solution is to uncomfortably stick my head out the window, strain my neck and look. If you don't do this in your own car you definitely have done it in a borrowed or rental car.

Well ladies and gentlemen, I'm going to share with you my little secret so you will no longer look like Ace Ventura on your way to the gas station or put your neck at risk of uncomforting or injury.

If you look at your gas gauge, you will see a small icon of a gas pump. The handle of the gas pump will extend out on either the left or right side of the pump. If your tank is on the left, the handle will be on the left. If your tank is on the right, the handle will be on the right (see photo). It is that simple!

I don't know how you feel right now but when I found out this morning I felt cheated! ! Why don't the dealers share such important information with car buyers? I don't understand why this isn't in the drivers ed manual? I don't get why any mechanic I have ever been too or know has even thought of mentioning this to me? The only possible explanation can be that all these people probably don't even know!

Go out and share the worlds best kept auto secret with your friends as this is information is way too important to be kept secret.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008


by Dr Lai Chiu-Nan

It has worked for many. If it works for you please pass on the good news.Chiu Nan is not charging for it, so we should make it free for everyone.

Your reward is when someone, through your word of mouth, benefits from the regime.Gallstones may not be everyone's concern. But they should be because we all have them. Moreover, gallstones may lead to cancer. Cancer is never the first illness, Chiu Nan points out. Usually, there are a lot of other problems leading to cancer.

In my research in China, I came across some materials which say that people with cancer usually have stones. We all have gallstones. It's a matter of big or small, many or few. One of the symptoms of gallstones is a feeling of bloatedness after a heavy meal. You feel like you can't digest the food..If it gets more serious, you feel pain in the liver area. So if you think you have gallstones, Chiu Nan offers the following method to remove them naturally.

The treatment is also good for those with a weak liver, because the liver and gallbladder are closely linked.

1. For the first five days, take four glasses of apple juice every day. Or eat four or five apples, whichever you prefer. Apple juice softens the gallstones. During the five days, eat normally.
2. On the sixth day, take no dinner.

3. At 6 PM, take a teaspoon of Epsom salt (magnesium sulphate) with a glass of warm water.

4. At 8 PM, repeat the same. Magnesium sulphate opens the gallbladder ducts.
5. At 10 PM, take half cup olive oil (or sesame oil) with half cup fresh lemon juice. Mix it well and drink it. The oil lubricates the stones to ease their passage.(PS. 1 cup = 250ml, 1 cup lemon juice = 3 lemons (aprox.)

The next morning, you will find green stones in your stools. 'Usually they float,' Chiu Nan notes. 'You might want to count them. I have had people who passes 40, 50 or up to 100 stones. Very many.''Even if you don't have any symptoms of gallstones, you still might have some.It's always good to give your gall bladder a clean-up now and then.