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Today is the last day of the school. I bet all the students must be very happy as they are enjoying their one week school holidays starting from tomorrow. Well, this school break is quite special as the celebration of Merdeka Day and Hari Raya are held sisimultaneously.
Well, I am hoping all the student would enjoy their holidays and make sure they don't forget to do their holiday homeworks too. I know some are in the "last minute" type as always doing the holidays homeworks on the last day of the holiday. Luckily I was not one of those. Haha! :P
Anyway, it's weekend here. I am wishing all of you to have an enjoyable and lovely weekend!!! :)
I like to watch TV and I also like to watch the Korean TV series. However I am very disappointed with the Korean TV series and shows that show on the S One HD channel of Astro. This is due to all the Korean shows provided is only applicable with the Bahasa Malaysia subtitles and some of the TV series even with the BM audio dubbed. I am wondering that why such channel only provided with the BM subtitles and not otherwise.
I propose that more subtitles, English and Chinese are provided for TV series of the S ONE HD Channel (channel 393), particularly for the Korean Drama series. I witnessed that trailers of the same have the subtitles of English and Chinese but these are not available for the series proper. Frankly speaking, this is kind of making me mad for it. As my BM is not so good and I also do not understand Korean language, I can only rely on the subtitles for the story. However I do not enjoy my Korean show very much since it is only with the BM subtitles. I think this is not fair to the viewers that do not understand BM and Korean. As many viewers for such entertainment are not proficient in Bahasa Malaysia, there could be big gains in viewership if English and Chinese subtitles are made available. This gain will be even more I believe when such series are provided with more subtitles of other languages besides Bahasa Malaysia.
Personally, as I am one who has limited Bahasa Malaysia fluency, I feel disadvantaged by this lack of subtitles in English and Chinese in this channel 393. It is timely and just for Astro to provide this better level of service quality as it has just raised its subscription prices. And if the channels such as Star World, AXN, Animax and Zhi Zun HD have such multiple language subtitles, it is unfathomable why the same could not be applied to this S One HD channel.
As a conclusion, I wish that Astro could enhance its facilities in order to provide more subtitles for the Korean shows in order for the viewers to have selection. As follows in the spirit of ‘1 Malaysia’ that all Malaysian should share the same opportunities regardless of creed, race and religion.
I started to play with the Angry Birds online game since I helped my little niece on her art work about few weeks ago. FYI, I have blogged about the Angry Birds paintings before. If you would like to follow the mentioned post, you may click it here. I was helping my niece to colour a little bit for her Angry Birds painting. Since then, I was curious about the Angry Birds and started to play its game since it is a very popular online game nowadays; even our Prime Minister likes to play with it.
Angry Birds is a puzzle video game developed by Finland-based Rovio Mobile. In the game, players use a slingshot to launch birds at pigs stationed on or within various structures, with the intent of destroying all the pigs on the playfield. As players advance through the game, new birds appear, some with special abilities that can be activated by the player. The Angry Birds game consists of various editions and the one that I am playing currently is the edition of Angry Birds Rio. Angry Birds Rio, a stand-alone edition tying into the release of the 20th Century Fox animated film “Rio”, was launched in March 2011. Angry Birds Rio initially includes two chapters, each with 30 levels; the Angry Birds rescue caged exotic birds in the first chapter and attack evil marmosets in the second, third and fourth chapters. I think I am only at the first chapter currently as I only play for about 30 minutes for the game in an alternate day. The reason is I couldn’t spend so much time on playing game! : p
However, I find the game is very interesting and challenging. I meant, when u have scored the high score, you would get 3 stars and go for the next level. This makes me very happy and excited to go for the next level. But sometimes, I have to try many times for a certain level and it also needs the patience and calculation to shoot the birds. Haha! Anyway, I think it is a game for you to think very carefully and it is not just a simple game. I mean it needs strategies!!!
Well, I hope that I could complete this edition, Angry Birds Rio ASAP and then go for the next edition. I think after you have tried playing the game then only you will find its fun and no wonder it is a game the popular over the worldwide. Anyway, if you have yet to play with the Angry Birds game before, it is a recommendation for me that you should start to play the game now in order to enjoy its fun!!! Since it is the weekend here, so you may start to play the game.
A new US study suggests that vegetarians may be at significantly lower risk of developing a condition associated with heart disease, diabetes and stroke than people who eat meat.
Researchers found that vegetarians experience a 36% lower prevalence of metabolic syndrome, a precursor to heart disease, diabetes and stroke than non-vegetarians.
To measure metabolic syndrome, researchers tested for 5 risk factors : high blood pressure, high HDL cholesterol, high glucose levels, elevated triglycerides and unhealthy waist circumference.
"I wasn't sure if there would be a significant difference between vegetarians and non-vegetarians, and I was surprised by just how much the numbers of contrast," said lead researcher Nico S. Rizzo, PhD of Loma Linda University in the US.
Another study supporting trending towards a plant-based diet, from the German Cancer Research Centre in 2008, found that vegetarians reduced their risks of an early death by 50% for men and 30% for women.
A study published in the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry earlier this year also found that meat eaters had significantly higher cardiovascular risk factors than vegetarians, although it also revealed that a vegan diet, which eliminates all animal products, may increase people's risk of blood clots and the hardening of arteries.
Vegetarians exclude meant, poultry, and fish from their diet but tend to eat eggs and dairy products.
Vegans, on the other hand, abstain from eggs and dairy products, as well as meant, poultry and fish.
Researchers in the vegan study noted that strict vegan diets tend to lack key nutrients like iron, zinc, vitamin B12 and omega-3 fatty acids, which can lower the risk of heart-related diseases.
Vegetarians and vegans can ensure the health benefits of their diets by filling their plates with good sources of mega-3 fatty acids, such as walnuts, flaxseeds, and for vegetarians, omega-3 enriched eggs.
(Source adapted from The Sun newspaper dated 22/4/2011)