Monday, 29 August 2011

Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri 1432/2011

Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri dan maaf zahir batin saya ucapkan kepada semua yang mengenali saya.

I wrote this entry on the eve of Syawal 2011, Ramadan alMubarak has ended, now appears Syawal which will be celebrated lively by the entire Muslim all over the world. Everybody going to have fun with new clothes and festive delicious food.

To those whom has arrive safely home with their beloved family, have a lively celebration of Syawal. For those who are still on the way I wish a safe arrival to destinations & enjoy Aidil Fitri with loved ones.

Not forgetting those who have to work on this blessed day, such as hotel employees, military, police, fire, supermarket workers, hospital workers, buses, taxis, trains and planes employees and many others not mentioned here, I want to say, work with dedication and patience. Isyaallah next year, it's your turn for Hari Raya Aidil Fitri leave. Smile now ;)

Also do not forget to those who cannot afford to celebrate Aidil Fitri in glamorous way in our country and abroad who are poor and destitute, while facing the situation of war their country. Give them help (money, food, clothes etc.) to ease the burden they bear.

Orang daik pulang kedaik,
Naik kapal penuh muatan,
Hari baik bulan baik,
Yang afdhal ialah bermaaf-maafan.

Here are some pictures of Kuala Lumpur a day before Syawal on my way home this evening. Accept this...

Some took the opportunity to pay zakat on the last day of Ramadhan at a Zakat Counter in KL Sentral, Stesen Sentral, Kuala Lumpur.

The big crowd buying tickets at Putra LRT station, Masjid Jamek, Kuala Lumpur.

Same situation crowd queuing to buy tickets & walking pass by at Star LRT Station, Masjid Jamek, Kuala Lumpur.

The busy traffics and people below the Star LRT Station, Masjid Jamek, Kuala Lumpur.

Bird eye view from Star LRT Station, Masjid Jamek, Kuala Lumpur. An LRT pass by above the traffic.

A muslim family busy preparing food for tomorrow celebrations, Hari Raya Aidil Fitri.

Family members give help in cooking food, clean up the house and everything for the big day tomorrow.

Vacated house, everybody has gone back to hometown for hari raya celebrations.

Sunday, 28 August 2011

Pay Zakat Online

Ramadan Almubarak which is full of bless is going to end in just a few days. Certainly you have paid the zakat fitrah right? But if someone has not paid yet, it's still not too late. You can go to zakat counters provided at various places.

Or it is easier now because you can pay zakat online. Not only zakat fitrah during Ramadan alone, but also property zakat may be paid online too.

To pay Zakat online please click here

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Saturday, 27 August 2011

Mobile Phone Cook The Egg

Health & mobile phone has long been discussed. This news started about a year ago, but it really taking off in the last few months. Be careful when using your handphone.

Don't talk for too long. Or maybe you can use the handsfree kit with wire for your brain health not the wireless one because it'll ignite some sort off electromagnetic wave which can effect your brain.

Just imagine what the mobile phone can do to your health if you have 2 mobiles, one in left pocket & another one in your right pocket. Or what if you put it in a pouch at your waist.

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Friday, 26 August 2011

Broccoli Can Fight Cancer

Broccoli is a cruciferous vegetable - a vegetable of the mustard family: especially mustard greens, various cabbages, broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, cress, bok choy and similar green leaf vegetables.

Scientists have discovered substances that can fight cancer in cauliflower and broccoli flowers. It only target and kill the diseased cells and leave normal cells healthy.

Researchers from the Oregon State University shows the phytochemicals found in cruciferous vegetables, sulforaphane able to select the cancer cells in prostate cancer patients and leave the healthy cells, unlike chemotherapies.

Sulforaphane found in abundance in cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower and other cruciferous vegetables.

Another study from the University of Michigan last year has found sulforaphane only target and kill cancer stem cells in animals and prevent new tumors from growing in the breast cancer.

A study from the University of Illinois from 2007 found that for maximum effect against prostate cancer, showed brocolli and tomatoes if eaten together is more effective than if consumed separately.

The study suggest that men need to take 1.4 cups (139g) of raw broccoli, 2.5 cups (248g) fresh tomatoes or 1 cup (237ml) tomato sauce to fight the cancer.

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Short Exercise is Enough

We used to hear to, exercise at least for 30 minutes at least three times a week is required for the body to be healthy. Recent discoveries show exercise 15 minutes a day, every day is sufficient and can add three years to our lives.

Only a short time doing vigorous exercise reduces the risk of early death by 14% and reduce cancer by 10% according, a study conducted on more than 400,000 people.

This study was published in the medical magazine The Lancert. This discovery played a major role in combating non-communicable disease, reduce medical costs and health disparities.

There are many ways to do exercises such as walking speed and digging in the garden is a calculated exercise as well.

Sunday, 21 August 2011

Air Kathira

Air Kathira can cools you down because there is a bowl malva nuts, basil seeds and barley. This drink is simple and easy to make. Very suitable for breaking fast during this holy month of Ramadan.

A few malva nuts (buah kembang semangkuk)- soaked then take out the seed & skin
Basil seeds (biji selasih)- soaked with a little red food coloring
Fresh milk
Evaporated milk
Boiled barley
Sugar syrup
A little red food coloring

Methods of making;
Combine all ingredients and chill. Ready to serve. Enjoy ;)

Saturday, 20 August 2011

Making Calls During Thunder Storm

Is it safe to use your phone during thunder storm? Doing so, this may cause you to be strucked by lightning or electric shock which can be fatal.

Mobile phones if used, it produces a telecommunication signal that could attract lightning if use outdoor. But the electronic discharge will not be able to reach the mobile phone when it is used in the building during a storm.

Therefore, it is safer to use the mobile phones indoor rather than land lines. During storms, the electronic discharge along the land line can kill a land line phone users.

If a user is in a building during a lightning & storm, it would be safer to use the mobile phone not a land line but do not mobile phone outside during this particular time.

Sunday, 14 August 2011

National Botanic Garden of Shah Alam

Travelling to National Botanic Garden of Shah Alam (Taman Botani Shah Alam National) will be interesting. It was built on 24 April 1986 formerly known as Taman Pertanian Bukit Cerakah & Taman Pertanian Malaysia Bukit Cahaya Seri Alam.

In addition for research and to demonstrate rich the plant resources in Malaysia, tourist are able to have recreation in nature concept.

Among the facilities available at National Botanic Garden of Shah Alam (Taman Botani Shah Alam National) are:
  1. Taman Haiwan (Animal Park)
  2. Taman Iklim Sederhana 4 Musim (4 Seasons Garden)
  3. Taman Rempah Ratus (Spice Garden Hundred)
  4. Taman Kaktus (Cactus Garden)
  5. Taman Buah-Buahan Tropika (Tropical Fruits Garden)
  6. Empangan Sungai Baru (New River Dam)
  7. Empangan Sungai Kuning (Yellow River Dam)
  8. Terowong Misteri (Mystery tunnel)
  9. Kolam C (C Pool)
  10. Kampung Dalaman (Internal village)
  11. Kampung Budaya (Cultural Village)
  12. Camar Rimba (Seagulls Forest)

For more informations click here

Want to find an interesting place for your travel? Go to National Botanical Garden in Shah Alam (Taman Botani Shah Alam National).

Monday, 8 August 2011

Ramadan 2011

This year 1 Ramadhan 1432H fall on 1 August 2011. The first day of the Muslims began fasting in Malaysia. We all expected to fast for 29 days and will be celebrating Hari Raya Aidil-Fitr on 1 Syawal 1432H on 30 August 2011 a day before Malaysia's Independence Day as well.

Ramadan Bazaar which sells food for break fast have been opened everywhere gloriously. But be careful when buying food here because the food sold there sometimes is not fresh anymore.

For example, as happened to some of my friends. My friend Diana, who lives in Cheras has bought nasi tomato on the second day of fasting, when she ate the rice, it taste good, but when she tasted the ayam masak merah, it was stale and taste bad. She didn't eat rice for break fast on that day.

Another friend Liana, who live in Gombak has bought ikan pekasam (preserved fish)
for sahur . When frying the fish, it shattered, to a soft kind of raw fish. She can not eat the fish for sahur on that day.

A similar incident happened to me. I bought beef soup from bazaar Ramadan near my house in Taman Cahaya. Back home when I want to eat it during break fast I found it was smelly and taste bad.

Another incident, I bought a Ikan Percik from Pandan Jaya Ramadan Bazaar just to get food poisoning, diarrhea and vomiting, two weeks I cannot go to work. This occurred in 2009.

Be careful when buying food at the Ramadan bazaar.