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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The Adorable Panda

I have watched a Chinese movie about the Panda recently. The panda is really an adorable animal for me. But panda is one of the animals that is required to be protected very much as it is going to extinct soon.

The movie that I have watched is called the "Trail of the Panda". In Chinese, it is called "熊猫回家路". It is the movie in Yr.2009. It is a family-friendly movie. This movie attempts a global marketing masterstroke through the presence of China's super-cute bamboo-eating national treasure, the Giant Panda. The filmmakers also multiply the cuteness factor by employing not just a Giant Panda, but an adorable Giant Panda cub. The director of this movie is Zhong Yu. The cast of the movie are Daichi Harashima, Zhang Qi, and Feng Li.

The story of the movie is told in flashback, the story concerns Lu (Daichi Harashima of Lost in Time), a young boy living in the mountains with his foster guardian Lao Chen (Zhang Qi). Lu has been mute since becoming an orphan, but his vocal cords reawaken when he meets an adorable Giant Panda cub pursued by Lao Chen and visiting panda researcher Feng (Feng Li). Since the mother panda has twin cubs, the researcher (perhaps mistakenly) thinks that one will receive inadequate care. As Lu looks on disapprovingly, Feng and Lao Chen pursue one cub, but lose him when rain falls and covers the panda’s tracks. The men retire for the evening while the panda, separated from his mother and sibling, fends for himself.

The day after, Lu happens upon the injured and sick panda cub, and within moments decides to protect him from Lao Chen and Feng. Naming the cub “Pang Pang”, Lu brings him to a deserted shack and goes about trying to hide his scent from the adults and pursuing dogs. What follows is an entertaining deception, as Lu splits his time between home and the shack, fearing the dogs and their keen senses, while also quietly lying to the adults. The men eventually venture deeper into the mountains to find other pandas, giving Lu the chance to earn the panda cub's friendship and trust. But Lu’s deception cannot remain a secret forever; eventually the men return, and Pang Pang is threatened with a life in captivity and permanent separation from his family.

Trail of the Panda proves to be solid, albeit underdeveloped family entertainment. Credit must go to the panda; seeing the young cub lope up and down the mountain, roll around in the grass, and generally act lazy is an uber-cute experience that should please just about anyone with a pulse. The Giant Panda is an undeniably charming creature, and the presence of three of them makes Trail of the Panda naturally pleasant. The human characters aren’t bad either; the conflicts and relationships are earnestly presented, with Zhang Qi and Daichi Harashima managing to give their surrogate father-son relationship some decent emotion. The film's righteous and honorable lessons are somewhat cloying, but ultimately don't distract from the film's genial, harmless feel.

The film sags in the middle when the adults leave the picture and the story loses its tension. But during that stretch there’s even more panda shenanigans, so whatever is lost in tension is compensated by sheer fuzzy watchability. Kids will likely enjoy the film simply for the panda, and adults should enjoy the mountain scenery, if not the panda too. Trail of the Panda ends with voiceover extolling the virtues of the Woolong National Nature Reserve in Sichuan, China - a tacked on bit that feels more like a public service announcement than part of the narrative. Still, the coda is appropriate since the reserve's Panda Research Center provided the pandas for the film. Also, the reserve was devastated by the 2008 Sichuan Earthquake, and the adult Giant Panda that played Pang Pang's mother was among the casualties. If Trail of the Panda is a bit too forthcoming with its earnest patriotism, that unexpected poignancy gives it cause.

Personally, I am quite enjoy with this movie. The panda cubs are very cute. I have seen the real panda when I was travelling to Beijing in many years back. I saw the pandas in the Beijing Zoo. I remember that the pandas were sitting there lazily and biting the bamboo stick, and they were enjoying themselves very much. All the people were happy to see them, of course I was too. I took some photo of them too.

Panda is having a small population nowadays, thus it is very "precious". If I am not mistaken, Japan had paid the compensation of many millions of US dollars to China for causing the panda's death in Japan in not long ago. I think it is a tragedy for the panda's death. :(

Anyway, I provided herewith some pictures scenes of the movie. Enjoy!!!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Yes Broaderband

I went to Lot 10 and Pavilion for shopping on last weekend. There is already Christmas decorations in Pavilion. It is very beautiful. Many people are taking photo. I also took some snapshots there.

When I went to Lot 10, I saw there was Yes counter for the enquiries and registration of the new service of the broadband. Many people were there to make enquiries. So I made some enquires about this new broaderband service as I was quite interested for it after I read from the newspaper.  After the explainations from the stuff, I decided to give it a try for this new service. I subscribed on the spot by paying RM149 and registered as the user. On the next day, I managed to get online. The reason I subscribed are there is a complimentary data services up to 10GB for the new Yes customer and there is a rebate too. I wish that I would get a good service with this new broaderband. If you are interested to know more abhout this new braodband, please click Yes.

Appended herewith some snapshots of the Pavilion X'mas deco. Enjoy!!!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Today is Thanksgiving Day. It is a harvest festival celebrated primarily in the United States and Canada. Traditionally, it has been a time to give thanks for a bountiful harvest. While it may have been religious in origin, Thanksgiving is now primarily identified as a secular holiday. It is sometimes casually referred to as Turkey Day.

In Canada, Thanksgiving Day is celebrated on the second Monday in October, which is Columbus Day in the United States. In the United States, it falls on the fourth Thursday of November which is today.

Thus, I am wishing all Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The Cute Little Hip-Hop Dancer

Last Saturday afternoon, my niece was having her hip-hop dance performance for the 10th Anniversary Celebration of Positive Parenting event at the Sunway Pyramid shopping mall. Besides the hip-hop dance performance, there were performances of children ballet, children Latin and some games between parents and children.
The performance was started at 12pm; my niece performance group was the 4th event of the show. Their performance was the best among all the groups as others were nervous when they performed and one of the performances was stopped in between due to the technical error for the music. How unfortunate for those young performers. Well, after the dance performances, there was a hip-hop tutor invited the children to go up the stage and demonstrated and teaching them hip-hop dance. There were about 12 children on the stage.
When I was watching the demonstration on the stage, I realised there was a cute little boy was imitating the hip-hop tutor. But this cute little boy was not on the stage, he was standing next to the stage. He followed all the moves of the hip-hop tutor. When the music started, he danced along with the music with the hip-hop dance steps and when the music has stopped, he stopped the dancing too. I think he is just about age of 3 and he is really very cute. I then quickly took his photo and video for this cute little boy. I was laughing so much while videotaping him. Guess what, his actions had caught the attention of some of the audiences too, so we all were laughing happily at that time for his performance. Well, I would like to apologise for those on stage at that time as I was thinking the little boy whom next to the stage was much more interesting than those on the stage! :P Hehe!!!
The little boy has ‘performed’ for about 5 – 8 minutes I think. I believed he had really caught the attention of many people; even the children on the stage also saw him and laughed.  After the hip-hop demo, all the children on the stage had received a CD as a gift. Guess what, this little cute boy had received his gift too. I think the organiser staff also saw his performance! Haha!  He was very happy to get it and then he left together with his father.
I was also headed for lunch with my family after finished watching the performance show. Attached here some sneak peek for you to glimpse the cute little boy that I mentioned. Enjoy!!!

the cute little hip-hop dancer

Friday, November 19, 2010

1119, It's my Birthday! :)

Today's date is 19th November, 1119, it is my birthday. I am celebrating my **th birthday. Oops, age is the secret of the lady! Haha! So I would not review my age! Hehe! :P Actually I am having the same birthday as the Hollywood actresses, they are Meg Ryan and Jodie Foster. Both of them are my favourite actresses. Moreover, I am also having the same birthday with the HK TVB too.

After I woke up this morning, I was having an boiled egg as my breakfast. Then I went to KFC for my lunch. Of course I also received some birthday greetings from my friends and relatives via SMS and facebook. But the most happy thing for me is that I received a birthday greeting card from my 10 year-old niece. She made the card by herself and she has drawn some pictures on the card. It is very beautiful and I like it very much. Moreover, she bought me a pack of Famous Amous cookies this afternoon. Guess what, it is her favourite cookies and of course I have to share with her for the cookies. :)

My mother has cooked my favourite dishes for my dinner. I guess it could be considered as a celebration for me. I still remember that I was eating my birthday cake in my ward last year as I had been hospitalised in the UMMC for a month. I was really upset at that time. So, it is my birthday as I do not have a big celebration for it. Anyway, my birthday wish are to have good health and happy always.

Well, if any of you who are also celebrating your birthday today, so I am wishing you Happy Birthday!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

The 1st Gold Medal of 16th Asian Games for Malaysia

Finally, Malaysia has won the 1st gold medal in the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou, China on 15/11/2010. The gold medalist athlete is Chai Fong Ying for the event of women's Wushu Taijiquan-Taijijian. She beaten the athletes of Japan and Taiwan. Guess what, she is also the gold medalist in the same event in the last Asian Games in Doha. I think she is AMAZING!!! Congratulations!!!

I am proud for her as she is the first Malaysian athlete to win the gold medal in this Asian Games, and moreover, the Chinese has won the 1st gold medal for the country! Hooray!

Another gold medal for Malaysia in this Asian Games is Azizulhasni Awang. He won the gold medal in the keirin cycling event today. Well, congratulations again!

Well, I think our next hope to win the gold medal is from the squash event. I am wishing the squash player, Nicole will perform well in her games and unlike the badminton team. It is really a disappointment from the Malaysian badminton team, not even a bronze medal as been defeated by the Thai players. Frankly speaking, I have not hear that the Thai players are good in badminton! But now I have known it.

Anyway, I wish Malaysia could at least hold the records of the medals as last Asian Games, ie. 8 Gold, 17 Silver and 17 Bronze. Thus, I wish all the best to the Malaysian athletes in Guangzhou, China. Ganbatte!!!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Excuse me, do you mind?!

Last night I was having dinner with my family at one of the Chinese restaurants at the Sunway Menteri. We were sitting at a table which was next to a couple. The couple was sitting at the table which was nearby the entrance of the restaurant.
When we were enjoying our meals in the half way, I suddenly smelt a cigarette smell. OMG, the guy from the couple who was sitting next to our table was smoking. He had lighted up his cigarette and enjoying his time there. The smoke all came to our side here. Then after awhile, the lady also started to join him, she was smoking too. Gosh, I really could not stand the cigarette smell. I was looking at them angrily and was thinking that they were so selfish.
I was also looking around at the restaurant to see if there was any notice signs for not smoking. Too bad, there were not any signs for it. Otherwise I would have complaint to the restaurant owner. Actually I think the couple was very selfish people. Since they were sitting nearby the door, why didn’t they go outside for their smoking instead of did in inside the air-cond room. Wouldn’t they know to smoke in the air-cond room would ‘pollute’ there?! Besides, couldn’t they see there were small kids and old people were having meals in the restaurant, why did they still smoking inside the room? Moreover, smoking is bad for health, if they are not concern on themselves, please bear in mind that there are people who are concern about their own health. Overall, I just think those people are too selfish. 
Anyway, since I could not do anything to those smoker couple, it made my family and I had to finish the meal fast and to leave the restaurant. As I know that there are campaigns for stop smoking, I don’t think it works. I just wish that if the smokers would like have smoking next time, please go to the smoking area and please DO think for others who don’t smoke. Otherwise, I think you might be having someone approached to you and say, “Excuse me, do you mind?!”

Thursday, November 11, 2010

My 100th Post on the Singles Day 11.11

This is my 100th post since I started my blog in June. I am glad that I have managed to do 100 posts. The reason is that when I started for my blog, I did not know that if I had anything to write and I was just giving a try for it. But when I found out that there are people following my blogs, I am feeling happy for it as I know that my blog is being recognised. :) However, I would not stop there as I would like to write for more for my blogs and to make it more interesting and useful. Thus, I wish that I would have another 100th posts soon! :) Of course, I need support from you all too!

Since I am having my 100th post on 11.11 as the Singles Day. I would like to share with you about the Singles Day information.

Singles Day or One's Day or Guang Gun Jie (Chinese: 光棍节 Pin Yin: guāng gùn jié; Wades: kuang kun chieh; literally: bare sticks holiday) is a Chinese pop culture holiday on November 11 for people who are still living the single life.

The origin of Singles Day is still a mystical topic for most of us, there were many banteringly version of the origin. For instance, it may come from a story more than 800 years. Jesus is born in 1•1•1,and undoubtful he must be the first man to be single. In honor to his excellent work in tolerate lonely, people make a circumspect decision that 1111•11•11 with the most stick to stands for lonely man walk together into Singles Day. But the truly origin of Singles Day may not like this, it just like an entertainment day let Singles to abreact their internal loneliness. guang gun jie is also celebrated in the Unite States since there are so many many WEISUONAN here who cant find a practical girl-friend.

The main way to celebrate Singles Day is to have dinner with your single friends, but it's important that each person pay their own way to show their independence. People also hold 'blind date' parties in an attempt to bid goodbye to their single lives.

11•11 is common accepted as the date of Singles Day, and there are various dates on Singles Day with a smaller scale.11•1 and 1•11 are called Singles Day(middle),while the first day of a year was the least mentioned Singles Day’s date.

For breakfast on Singles' Day, singles often eat four Youtiao (deep-fried dough sticks) representing the four "ones" in "11.11" and one Baozi (steamed stuffed bun) representing the middle dot.

Some singles also choose to say goodbye to their single lives on this day: many attend 'blind date' parties and many people choose to marry on this day. In addition to meaning 'single,' the four 'ones' of the date can also mean 'only one' as in 'the only one for me.' Some people will use this date and this meaning to tell their special someone that they are the only 'one' in their heart.

So, the above is the info of the Singles Day. For me, being a single is not a sad thing. There are some benefits of staying single too, eg. more freedom, can enjoy what you like, can have your own space. So, for those are singles out there, enjoy the life!!! :P

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Humour Corner : Message to the Boss

It is towards the year end now, I bet most of the companies are conducting the performance appraisal now. I also had my performance appraisal in the year end in my old company. It was been conducting once a year. Well, during the performance appraisal time, all the staff are very hesitate on their boss would evaluate them.

I have read a jokes before as it is about the notes to the boss. I would like to share it with you.

Title : A Message to the Boss

Hi Boss,

People who do lots of work...
make lots of mistakes

People who do less work...
make less mistakes

People who do no work...
make no mistakes

People who make no mistakes...
gets promoted

That's why I spend most of my time sending e-mails & playing games at work ;
I need a promotion.

Your staff

So, I think the above are the heartfelt wishes of the staff! Haha! Do you agree?! :P

Monday, November 8, 2010

Wish to Try for Self-Travelling!

The long weekend holidays had passed, how was your weekend?! Well, for me, nothing special.  I just went to visit my uncle and aunt and went to the nearby shopping mall for some groceries shopping. I was doing some readings, surfing net and watching TV for most of my weekend.

I just finished reading a book called "Hitoritabi 1 Nensei" by a Japanese author named Takagi Naoko. This book is about the author went to travelling by herself. This Japanese author is a petite lady, she enclosed her experienced as the story of her self-travelling with her petite size. Of course it includes that she had been mistakenly treated as the kid in overseas, and her worries of walking alone at a strange place, feeling embarrass to eat alone, etc.. Overall, it is an interesting story.

After I finished reading this book, I have an intention, which is to travel alone, without my family or friends, self-travelling, like the Japanese author. Every time I go travelling, I am always travel with either my family or my friends. I think self-travelling would be fun and give me a 'training' too, that is to become braver maybe and more independent. Since I am also a petite lady as the Japanese author, I really wish to give it a try for self-travelling. Self-travelling has pros and cons, I think I have to overcome my worries before I could go for it.

I wish I could have such experience it someday. However, right now, the most important thing for me is I must  to have a good health. With good healthy body, then only I could do what I wish to. Besides, I have to start saving some money for the travel fares. Without any money, I could not go anywhere! :P So, will you all give me a support for it?!

Author : Takagi Naoko

Thursday, November 4, 2010

It's a Long Weekend Holidays! Happy Deepavali!

Tomorrow, 5/11/2010, is the public holiday of Malaysia. It is Deepavali and it falls on Friday, so we are having a long weekend for the holidays! :)

Deepavali or Diwali or Divali is popularly known as the Festival of Lights. It is an important five-day celebration of festival for Hinduism.  For Hindus, Diwali is the most important festival of the year and is celebrated with families performing traditional activities together in their homes.

The name Diwali is itself a contraction of the word "Deepavali" (Sanskrit: दीपावली Dīpāvali), which translates into row of lamps. Diwali involves the lighting of small clay lamps (divas) (or Deep in Sanskrit: दीप) filled with oil to signify the triumph of good over evil. During Diwali celebrants wear new clothes and share sweets and snacks with family members and friends. Some Indian business communities begin the financial year on the first day of Diwali, hoping for prosperity the following year. Thus, Deepavali is the celebration of the victory of good over evil, the uplifting of spiritual darkness.

I am wishing all my Hindu friends to have a happy and merry Deepavali and Happy Festival of Lights!!! As for those who are not celebrating this festival, I am wishing you to have an enjoyable and happy long weekend holidays!!!

Rangoli, decorations made from colored powder, is popular for Deepavali

An oil lamp placed on the Rangoli during Deepavali

Happy Deepavali, Happy Festival of Lights

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Recipe for Cardiac Arrest

I have read an article about heart attack and its prevention lately. I feel like want to share it out with you. I recall I have read some reports before many people have died from heart attack, those inclusive old people, young people, or even teenagers. So heart disease attack victims are regardless to the age of the person. 

Constant stress is one of the main causes for cardiac arrest. So reducing stress at the workplace can be an important means of preventing serious heart disease. Stress ramps up the autonomic nervous system, which "regulates how often the heart beats and how how many times a minute it contracts, among other things". These stress reactions, if persistent or regular can cause damage to the body.

The regular release of stress hormones into the bloodstream can also be lead to high blood pressure and irritable bowel syndrome. A person under constant stress gets infections more often and tend to heal from wounds more slowly. The studies have shown that objective stress factor inclusive time pressure,  constant noise, lots of overtime and heavy workload considerably increase the heart disease risk. On the other hand, those who who put less stress on themselves are taking care of their cardiovascular system.

So, the recipe for heart attack are as follow :-
  • Exercise - helps to flush stress hormones like adrenaline out of the body, eg. 3 hours of aerobic exercise a week, cycling, jogging or Nordic walking
  • Purposeful relaxation training - to lower the pulse and blood pressure, eg. yoga, tai chi or listening to relaxing music
  • Food - eats the food with lesser oil
Well, hope the above will help you to have some info about stress and heart attack. As I always say, Stay Healthy to have better life!!!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Oh, It's November Already!

Oh, it's November 2010 now. Time flies! 10 months have passed in this year. About 2 more months would be year 2011. Time is really passing fast.

The South Africa FIFA World Cup, 2010 Commonwealth Games at New Delhi, India and World Shanghai Expo, all are have already ended now. All the major events of the world have ended. So, it is November now. Gosh, I remember I was having a bad November in last year. Let me share with you my 'story of November 2009'.

In the Nov 2009, it was really a bad time for me. My TB was relapsed, got high fever on and off for the whole week, and finally admitted to UH for one whole month.  I was admitted in the heart unit ward in the beginning due to I am a heart patient, then have been sent to quarantined ward, then transferred to the Chest unit ward. I was being the 'white mice' for the medical students to examine.  One of the House doctors had poked the needles in my arms many time when she was doing the blood test for me. The reason was she could not find the veins in my arms and said that my veins are too small to locate and she was having difficulty to look for the veins. Then when she had poked the needles in my veins, the blood did  not out, and she was trying so many times, but failed. In the end, she had to get her senior, who was another doctor came to do the blood test for me and he just did in 1 time, and guess what, my arms were having "bruises''all over due to the needles poked. I was really very upset at that time.

Luckily after transferred to the Chest Unit ward, the doctors and nurses there were good and treated me well. I was transferred to the Chest Unit ward due to I am a TB patient. Nearly forgot to mention, I even got eye conjunctivitis for my both eyes at that time during my hospitalisation. I was really suffered very much !!! :(  Another sad issue was I had my birthday cake at the UH as compared to the year before I had my b’day cake at Italy. It was really a huge contradiction.
Well, I wish that this November is a good,healthy and enjoy month for me. May God bless us all!!!