Why Manuka Honey Is Good for You

Posted by M ws On Monday, July 28, 2014 0 comments

Recently, I had swollen lips and really looked like a goldfish. Having been in and out of at least five different hospitals in the last 12 months for various medical issues, I decided to take the natural way.

Googling info on swollen lips alarmed me further as it seems that it could be very serious.

Still, I tried two natural cures - tea tree oil and manuka honey.

Believe me - manuka honey works like a charm. In less than five minutes after applying a dash on my lips, I felt the swelling subsiding.

Within 18 hours, my lips were back to normal.

Check out this post:

The Medicinal Uses of Manuka Honey

Before I forget, my family and I wish all my readers and friends Selamat Hari Raya Aidil Fitri.

Drive safely and take care!

Salt and its Many Advantages

Posted by M ws On Friday, July 25, 2014 0 comments

There are more than 14,000 ways to use salt, and some are still in use today. Before you are some of the best advice for efficient use of salt to resolve a number of different problems.

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Thanks to Angela for sharing.

Like Lallang Blooming By the Wayside

Posted by M ws On Wednesday, July 23, 2014 0 comments

Last Saturday was my son's school's Hari Anugerah Pelajar Cemerlang. It was a very proud moment for me as apart from winning four prizes (Physics, Additional Maths, English and first in class), he performed in two presentations. Considering the fact that he broke his finger and knuckle in mid March and had surgery, I think he has recuperated very well physically, and emotionally. There were times I thought he might just give up everything as his finger was in a cast for ages! God is good!

Please enjoy the following clips.

You Raise Up by the school choir.

Puisi dan lagu Titanic

Together with a few other students, he won the state level competition of Puisi and lagu for 2013 and 2014. Last year, he could not go to Kota Kinabalu to represent Penang as the date was changed a few times and the final date was just before his PMR exam. This year, together with the student in this video and other members, they will be representing Penang in the Pertandingan Puisi dan Lagu 2014 in Kota Baru. I wish them the very best.


If you did not catch his recital clip, here it is:

Last year's recital where he played Sonata No. 4 in C minor, Op 29, II. Andante Assai  can be viewed AT THIS LINK. It is a very tough and rather morbid piece written by Prokofiev for his friend who committed suicide.

Well done, my son. I love you very much and am very proud of you and your achievements. I take no credit for any of your success because all glory goes to God who has blessed you. Forgive me for letting you grow like lallang by the wayside but I am sure glad you have bloomed in your own way!

And it looks like you are following your brother's footsteps in the musical path!

Love both of you EQUALLY.

Read all about Jonathan's musical experiences with Douche Manouche at:

Deadly MERS Virus May Be Airborne!

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The MERS virus, which first emerged in Saudi Arabia and has since spread throughout the Arabian Peninsula, the U.S., Europe and Southeast Asia, may be airborne, according to a paper published Tuesday.

Researchers found an air sample containing fragments of MERS, or Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus, at a barn that had sheltered an infected camel and a MERS patient. An air sample collected on the day that one of the camels was confirmed to have the illness came back positive for the virus.

“It's another clue of a role for camels and it's another indication that this is an airborne virus,” said Laurie Garrett, senior fellow for Global Health at the Council on Foreign Relations. “Neither is a revelation or a shock, but its always important to prove and not just make assumptions,” she added

For months, experts have suggested camels and bats as potential animal transmitters of the virus.

More than 830 laboratory-confirmed cases of infection have been recorded since MERS appeared in 2012, of which at least 288 resulted in death, according to the World Health Organization. The virus has spread to the United Kingdom, France, Tunisia, Italy, Malaysia, the Philippines, Greece, Egypt, the Netherlands and Iran, among other countries.

A traveler from Indiana became the first American MERS case in May; a second case involving a Florida traveler emerged shortly after. Both had visited Saudi Arabia.

Many of the infected individuals have been, or had contact with, health care providers.

Saudi Arabian officials have come under fire for their handling of the virus. The Saudi Health Minister and the Deputy Health Minister were sacked earlier this year after a rise in new infections.

Patients infected with MERS, a severe acute respiratory illness, develop fever, cough and shortness of breath. Individuals with MERS do not receive specific antiviral treatment but can treat their symptoms. No vaccines are available to protect against MERS.

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Surprising Facts and Benefits of Coffee

Posted by M ws On Tuesday, July 22, 2014 0 comments

If you love coffee, please check out this delightful article:

CLICK HERE to read 15 surprising facts and benefits of coffee.

Journey to the next level

Posted by M ws On Monday, July 21, 2014 0 comments

I have not had time to update my blog because it has been incredibly busy the past few days.

It was my son's school's prize-giving day on Saturday and then a piano recital yesterday.

In between, I decided to take a deep breath to get what I always wanted - the Farah Fawcett hairstyle - and that took another 4 hours at the hair saloon.

And yes, I did get it haha and am very pleased with the results.

Anyway, here's a recording of my 15+ year old son's recital at KOMTAR, Auditorium A yesterday. He played Toccata from 'Trois Pieces Pour Piano' (under the tutelage of Dr. Jason Tye) on a Bosendorfer grand piano, probably the one and only in Penang.

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