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Malaysia Worst Flooding 2014 Photos – Part 2 January 7, 2015

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Photos taken from Ustaz Azhar Idrus’ facebook.  Thank you Ustaz for sharing.

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Worst Flooding in Malaysia 2014 – Video 1 January 6, 2015

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Video showing the aftermath of the worst Malaysia flooding in December 2014.  I cried when watching this video.  Subhanallah.  Allah is so great.  They lost everyhting, completely everthing.  No fresh water, no electricity…so sad.  May they have the strength to go through their lives now as so much to be done to bring them back to a normal life.  Our prayers are with you people.  AMIN, YA RABBIL ALAMIN.

Hope Malaysian government will do their best to assist these people.

 

Bali – The Island of Gods January 4, 2015

Bali….I love going to Bali.  My husband and I, is actually planning to reside in Bali once we are retired.  We are still looking around for cute with little garden house that is reasonable to our pocket 🙂

There is no other place like Bali. The Island of the Gods offers great beaches, countless waves for surfing and wonderful natural sites to visit and explore,colorful ceremonies, gifted artists and unbelievably wide range of accommodation, restaurants, spas and world-class activities andshopping all within close distance.

I have been to all parts of Bali.  The 1st time was in 1998, where a bunch of us travelled from Paiton, Surabaya by a 4WD that took us almost 6 hours including getting lost on our way to the ferry terminal going to Bali.  I can’t remember the ferry terminal name but the ferry is so big that we could bring our 4WD in it.  In the ferry we have young boys who asked us if we need to have our show polish.  As we are using fitflops, we looked at each other like “hey, we are not wearing shoes boy”.  My friend’s husband decided to give the boy 50k Ruppiah.  The boy’s face was gleaming with joy !!  We were there for 2 weeks started with a few days in Kuta and ended our stay in Singharaja, the north part of Bali.  The 6 hours drive was so worth it !!

Then my trip was not lasted there, we went again and again and we are never getting fed-up with what we saw. Though Bali has changed from a very quiet town particularly Kuta to a heavily traffic town with lots of shops to feast your eyes, which at the disavantage side can also put a holes to your pocket 🙂  We always enjoyed our stay.  The people are always very friendly and also very accommodating.  You will always feel welcome when in Bali.

Our advise, try to stay for the shorterst 5 days of course the longer your stay the better. Try to spend your time exploring Bali.  Yes, you will be allured to join the travel company offering you wonderful places to visit with fairly good price but try to make sure you don’t spend too much of your time touring.  Visit to Jimbaran for sunset dinner, Uluwatu for Kecak Dance, Tanah Lot for the 13th century Temples and walking to the Mount is a must do activity.

Just do the touring for 2 or 3 straight days and spend the balance of your stay enjoying the beaches, the hotels if you stay in a traditional Balinese hotel, do some Spa, there’s plenty of them there where you can choose from, get some of the Made from Indonesia Batik dresses where you can find from Bali Central Market and don’t forget to bargain, enjoy Balinese food, we recommend you should go to Dulang restaurant or Bebek Di Tepi Sawah restaurant and last but not least, you are not in Bali if you didn’t try beer Bintang and that completes your stay in Bali.

If you plan to go to Bali, do check out these hotels.  It offers excellent services, rooms are good with high standards,  the hotel staff are so friendly and they are quick to remember your name. And I can bet with you, you will definitely feel like home.   http://www.ramahotelsbali.com/#Jomtravel

Uluwatu Temple in Bali Wallpaper

*  KUTA  *

If Kuta is your choice then you must stay at either one of these hotel; Ramayana Resort & Spa or Kuta Seaview Boutique Report & Spa.

http://www.ramayanahotel.com/#Jomtravel

http://www.kutaseaviewhotel.com/#Jomtravel

*  TUBAN  *

If Tuban area is you choice then Rama Beach Resort & Villas is the best – http://www.ramabeachhotel.com/#Jomtravel

*  LEGIAN  *

At Legian area you can find Rama Garden Hotel –

http://www.ramagardenhotelbali.com/#Jomtravel

*  SEMINYAK  *

At Seminyak are there is Ivory Seminyak Hotel.

http://www.ivoryseminyak.com/#Jomtravel

*  CANDIDASA  *

While at Candidasa area you can enjoy your stay at Candidasa Dive & Spa Resort

http://www.ramacandidasahotel.com/#Jomtravel

You will be spoilt with choices of stay in Bali and these hotels are recommended.  Hope with very little information provided in this website, will be useful for your visit to Bali.

Nothing more that I can say but have an enjoyable trip and share your experiences with me.

 

Malaysia Worst Flooding 2014 After Disaster Photos

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Gluten Free Intolerance Symptoms

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Check out this website taken from Live Love Fruits.  If you have any of these symptoms then you are suffereing from Gluten Intolerance, just like me : http://livelovefruit.com/2013/06/gluten-intolerance-symptoms/

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1. Digestive Issues

gas, bloating, diarrhea, constipation

 

2. Nutritional Deficiencies 

due to malabsorption (e.g., suffering from anemia (iron malabsorption) or “chicken skin” on back of arms (result of fatty acid deficiency and vitamin A deficiency secondary to fat-malabsorption caused by gluten damaging the gut)

3. Weight loss or weight gain

gluten protein disrupts metabolism functioning

4. Fat in stools

gluten prevents fat absorption

5. Aching joints

gluten triggers inflammation in the body, causing swelling and pain in your joints

6. Depression

intestinal damage caused by wheat leads to malabsorption, and prevents our guts from absorbing zinc and B vitamins which are crucial for regulating our moods

7. Eczema

related to the inflammation that gluten triggers in the body

8. Headaches

inflammation from gluten puts a lot of pressure on our blood vessels, which can cause pounding headaches

9. Exhaustion

gluten is incredibly hard to process by the body, and slows our digestion, thus making us tired

10. Irritability & Behavioural changes

same as depression, our bodies cannot absorb minerals and vitamins when our gut is destroyed by the gluten we eat. These vitamins and minerals help regulate our mood

11. Irregular menstruation, infertility, miscarriages

gluten intolerance creates imbalances to our hormones and can lead to a myriad of female fertility and menstruation issues

12. Cramps, tingling, & numbness

triggered by inflammatory response the body has to gluten protein

13. Slow infant and child growth

due to nutrient malabsorption

14. Decline in dental health

gluten sticks to our teeth and this causes bacteria to thrive

 

Malaysia Worst Flooding 2014 December 28, 2014

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A week has gone and we heard nothing in the media social but flooding issues that hit 5 northern states in Malaysia. Kelantan got hit the most.  Media social have been posting photos and textes from desperate people who are asking for help. More than 100,000 poeple were evacuated from their homes to a safer area but more are still trapped and are still hoping to be relocated.

The number of evacuatees this year surpassed the record in 2008 as informed by The New Straits Times.  This is the worst monsoon floods in decades.  Extremely high level of water and with very bad weather and also high current of water flowing have made relocating of victims and transport of food, medical supplies and clean water are difficult even by helicopters.

As local media carried photographs of people wading through flood waters as deep as two metres (6.5 feet) and entire houses submerged by rising water, the government faced criticism for not declaring a state of emergency to help devastated communities

At least five people have been killed by the rising waters.  Among the dead was a todler who was swept away by a strong currents after she fell from her mother’s arm while they were wading in waters on their way to a relief centre.  A young couple went missing after it became entrapped in a whirlpool and capsized.

Image: A family ride on a boat through floodwater in Pengkalan Chepa

On Tuesday last (Dec 23, 2014), nearly 60 foreign tourists were among almost 100 people rescued by boat and helicopter from a Taman Negara.

Najib has come under fire for going on holidays in Hawaii, where he was seen golfing with President Barack Obama. People have posted messages on his Facebook page, questioning why he was not at home to deal with the flooding crisis and urging him to return home as the flooding worsened.

To the Malaysian or to the ordinary people like me, the photo shows an insensitve attitude of the PM, while the people are suffering, the PM can happily go for a holiday whatmore having his golfing time with President Obama.  To the Malaysian it is important for the PM to come up and show face not only looking out from the helicopter windows but wading the water to see the situation to show that he cares.  To us a PM is like a captain of a ship.  Any responsible captain will not abandon his ship in distress and delegating his duty to the assistant. A captain does not bail out if the ship in sinking, but he must be there to take charge.  Similarly for Najib, he must be at home to take charge of the situation. No one expect him to wade through the water to save lives.  Call it bad timing, call it bad planning…but our PM should have anticipated that floods will hit us this time of the year.  Instead of flying off for a vacation, he should have stayed through to ensure that disaster relief is well handled during the monsoon.  Right now, Najib is perceived as a PM who really cares more about his own personal pleasures than about the rakyat’s suffering.

A not so intelligent reply from the DPM is not only putting a smirk on the Malaysian face but also shows how much the PM cares towards his people.  DPM quoted ” We must be fair. The prime minister also has his time for a break as he has been working so hard. He is also a human being. I told him not to worry and to have trust in me, we will manage the issue in whatever way we can. There is no need for Najib to come back immediately. If I cannot handle the issue, then I will call Najib to return to Malaysia,”

Critics also charged PM’s government for failing to respond quickly enough and comemnting for not declaring a state of emergency in the worst hit regions.  Again our DPM responded lamely ” We face floods every year but this is looking to be the worst the country has seen in the last 30 years. Unless there was a total breakdown in electricity or water supply, or if the number of evacuees rises to over hundreds of thousands, we will not declare a state of emergency.”

Whatever the reasons that the PM’s cabinet ministers are giving, Malaysia should look into ways to prevent the same crisis to happen again.  Our DPM quoted ” we faced flood issues every year “,  So? Did the government put up strategies to reduce the issues?  Did we plan anything months before the moonsoon comes so that we are prepared?

Why can’t the Malaysia government take an advice from the Dutch as we all know Dutch are an expert when comes to water management.  Read this article about it.

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/feb/16/flooding-netherlands?CMP=share_btn_tw

Only them knows the answer why they are not asking for an expert for some help 😦

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Photos from the flooding.  

 

THE HEALTH CONSEQUENCES OF NEGATIVE THINKING December 26, 2014

Filed under: Health — lapuce @ 10:55 am

This was taken from The Open Mind website : http://www.the-open-mind.com/the-health-consequences-of-negative-thinking/

It’s amazing how our thoughts changes everything around us.  The saying about “mind over matters” should be taken seriously.  We should start to think about all good things; it can be thought about having a great day in the ofice, smooth driving to work etc, from the day we wake up until the day we go to bed.

Seriously I can assure you, I’ve been practising good thoughts for a very long time.  Every night before going to bed I will visualize what I want to achieve in my work, how much salary that I would like to receive, what kind of company that I wish I will be working for. God is great!!  So far God has granted my wishes.

Look no more for some info.  Watch this video and you can see the amazing thought changes those around you.

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