Sunday, 1 December 2013

PAUL WALKER: Walks away from us ToT...

Once again, I wake up to another dreadful news, of PAUL WALKER's demise. I am not a big fan but his movie roles leaves a permanent mark in my mind. From the good guy boy racer in 'Fast and Furious' movie franchises to his suave character in 'Takers', I will definitely miss him. Good bye Paul and may you race to glory in paradise, NO rules there!




My favourite character played by him. From street racer to dashing criminal in Takers!


Missing you already, Paul, ToT (SEP 12, 1973 - NOV 30, 2013)


Bibliography

Reference Cited

PAUL WALKER (2013) [Online] Wallpapers Wala Available from:
[Accessed: 1 DEC 2013]

PHOTOS (2013) [Online] Facebook Available from:
https://www.facebook.comphoto.phpfbid=616171601750441&set=pb.154329464601326.-2207520000.1386141512.&type=3&theater
[Accessed: 1 DEC 2013]

PAUL WALKER (2013) [Online] Fanpop, Inc. Available from:
[Accessed: 1 DEC 2013]

Monday, 25 November 2013

Forever Living

When one mentions multilevel marketing, the big rip-off comes into mind. Upon researching Forever Living, I found out that they are incomparably very credible. It is the largest, grower, manufacturer and distributor of aloe Vera, one of the world's largest bee farm and honey producer, the only food supplement producer which contains both fish oil and olive oil in a capsule. It is also the only marketing plan of its kind with NO pairing, points system and middlemen. I have to find out more at foreverliving.com


Containing over 200 nutritional compounds, Aloe Vera is a plant that has been used for health and beauty purposes for centuries. FOREVER's aloe vera gel is stabilized to provide you with amino acids, vitamins, minerals, polysaccharides, enzymes and various other nutritional factors that can help to strengthen your body's own healing and defense system to improve your general health.
Imagine slicing open an Aloe leaf and consuming the gel directly from the plant. Our Aloe Vera Gel is as close to the real thing as you can get.


The miraculous aloe leaf contains 200 compounds, including 20 minerals, 18 amino acids and 12 vitamins. A product of our patented aloe stabilization process, our gel is favored by those looking to maintain a healthy digestive system and a natural energy level.


The first to receive certification by the International Aloe Science Council, this rich cocktail of pulp and liquid authenticates this product just as nature intended. Taken daily, either alone or mixed with pure fruit juice, it is one of the best nutritional supplements available!


• The power of aloe – from the inside out
• The first of its kind to be certified by the International Aloe Science Council
• Contains over 200 compounds
• Beneficial for maintaining a healthy digestive system

Forever Arctic-Sea combines natural fish oils with olive oil to provide Omega 3 and 9 essential fatty acids (EFAs) which can help to improve body resistance, promote cardiovascular health, promote healthy skin and relieve pain. EFAs are oils that must come from your diet. The combination of fish oil and olive oil make this a balanced and potent EFA product. 
A vital set of nutrients required for a healthy body are the fatty acids. These nutrients serve several functions, including the make-up of the majority of the protective membrane that surrounds every one of our cells. They are also used by the body as major building blocks for the creation of body fat, needed in appropriate amounts to cushion and protect our internal organs and keep us warm. However, not all fatty acids provide the same benefits. Scientific research has linked the consumption of saturated fatty acids, found predominantly in animal fat, with increased levels of cholesterol and a higher risk of heart attacks, while the unsaturated variety from vegetable oils do not have that effect.


Forever Living Products has formulated a superior nutritional supplement to take advantage of the latest research into this important area of nutrition. By combining Omega-3 with Omega-9, it provides a safe and balanced supplement that can favorably support healthy blood cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Forever Arctic-Sea Super Omega-3 is a breakthrough in terms of a balanced supplement, using both vegetable and fish oils to derive the benefit of each. Omega-3 is an essential polyunsaturated fatty acid found in salmon and other seafood. Omega-9 is the unsaturated fatty acid found in vegetable products, like olive oil.


Each capsule has an EPA content of 225 mg and 150 mg each of DHA and oleic acid, all of which are lacking in most Western diets. The benefits of EPA and DHA include supporting the circulatory system. They are needed for other functions, including the development and health of the eyes and brain, and can support proper joint function.


• Omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to help support circulatory function
• Omega-3 and Omega-9 fatty acids can help support healthy cholesterol and triglyceride levels
• Helps support proper joint function 


The nutrients in bee pollen are readily digestible and easily absorbed by the human body. Forever Bee Pollen may assist in maintaining a healthy circulatory, digestive, immune, and nervous system.
Pollen is the fertilizing dust of flowers. Bees gather and bring it back to their hives for food. Without pollen, plants, trees and flowers could not exist; even we depend on it.


Bee pollen contains a wide spectrum of nutrients to help maintain good health. These include all vitamins of the B-complex and vitamin C. Since these are water soluble, they can be taken daily. Bee pollen also contains vitamins D, E, K, and Beta Carotene (vitamin A), plus numerous minerals, enzymes and coenzymes, plant-source fatty acids, carbohydrates, proteins, and 22 amino acids – including all eight “essential” amino acids that the body cannot manufacture for itself. Bee pollen is one of the most complete foods available.


Bee pollen also contains Lecithin, which exists naturally in all cells and aids in the metabolism of fats. The nutrients in bee pollen are readily digestible and easily absorbed by the human body. Forever Bee Pollen may assist in maintaining a healthy circulatory, digestive, immune, and nervous system.


• Essential supplement
• Contains many vitamins and minerals
• Contains all essential amino acids
• Beneficial to the skin


Understandably most consumers will question if these information are reliable. Below are references to restore confidence:



Bibliography

Reference Cited

OLIVE OIL (2013) [Online] Better Health Channel Available from:

[Accessed: 15 NOV 2013]

GOOD MANUFACTURING PRACTICES REGISTRATION DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS (2013) [Online] NSF International Available from:
[Accessed: 16 NOV 2013]






Friday, 15 November 2013

Thor 2: The Dark World

Initial excitement and anticipation only follows by unexpected disappointment L   

I was looking forward to JANE FOSTER's war costume. Disappointingly, there are only glimpses of this. 

I personally like LADY SIF. However, her party costume on the whole should portray more feminism.

Ha, ha, ha...

I am NOT gay but I really like LOKI! He is the most stylish and deceptive male villain to date.

In conclusion, Thor 2 fell below my expectations. The good and evil duel ends too soon without much drama or action. In this 'Dark World', again is another addition to dull costumes of comic book adaptations on the big screen. I cannot figure this out. Go watch it and enlighten me! 


Bibliography

Reference Cited

DOWNLOADS (2013) [Online] Marvel Thor: The Dark World Available from:

[Accessed: 15 NOV 2013]

Thursday, 31 October 2013

Happy Halloween!

SANDY getting Jack-O-Licious! 

Freaky Halloween dish...Boo...!


...then some theme snacks after.

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Super Illusionist!

Congratulations to my billionaire illusionist, DAVID COPPERFIELD, for 30 years of wonder!

Appearing on the cover of SEP 25, 2013 issue of Variety 

 Maybe one day he will be a comic superhero illusionist?

At his holiday home, Musha Cay 

With his famous Death Saw in his famous Museum of Magic


Bibliography

Reference Cited

DAVID COPPERFIELD HAS NO ILLUSIONS ABOUT HIS NEW PROD’N CO. RED SAFE (2013) [Online] Variety Media, LLC Available from:
[Accessed: 29 SEP 2013]

REAPPEARING ACT: INSIDE THE MULTIMILLION DOLLAR WORLD OF ILLUSIONIST DAVID COPPERFIELD (2013) [Online] Forbes.com LLC Available from:
[Accessed: 29 SEP 2013]



Friday, 25 October 2013

Gravity...into limbo...

These special effects are good! The best is the single shot transitional scene from space view to the view from inside Dr. RYAN STONE's helmet. 


This is when she tried to calm down after detachment from the space shuttle hit.


Nothing fashionable here too. Other than these, I think it is a horrible movie with TWO casts and three corpses! Why is it performing fabulously? Beats me! You have to watch and leave your comments below.


Bibliography

Reference Cited

DOWNLOADS (2013) [Online] Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Available from:

[Accessed: 25 OCT 2013]

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

I Dremz of this...zzz...

I dreamed of this design on Sun, 13 OCT 2013. The large bow has registered in my mind sub-consciously. This feature is in one of my former college's student's recent fashion show. I believe this design is a compilation of all sub-consciously registered features. These colours are dull and dark. My worst design is better than this. I like this design but not its colours. I may have to ask an other-worldly professional the interpretation for this appearance. It is all up to my fans. What do you think? 


Dremz (F)

Dremz (R)

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Application Precautions

Paranoid Android: How to spot “bad” apps that can take over your phone

Malicious apps can hand criminals total control of your phone - allowing them to run up huge bills, or even steal your identity

Are the apps on your smartphone what they seem? Security firm McAfee warned this week that cybercriminals have disguised malicious software as real-looking banking apps.

Downloading such apps hands the “keys” to your bank account to criminals.

Other malicious apps can hand criminals total control of your phone - allowing them to run up huge bills, or even steal your identity. Cybercriminals adapt their attacks constantly - but there are a few clear signs that warn that an app is bad news …

Even apps on Google’s Play Store aren’t always safe - in just one “purge” earlier this year, Google removed 60,000 malicious apps.

Cybercriminals adapt their attacks constantly - but there are a few clear signs that warn that an app is bad news.



If you're worried, security firms such as AVG, Norton and ESET offer free scanner apps (search on Google Play) which will tell you if your phone is infected.

The app that suddenly becomes free

Many apps have a “Lite” version where you get some functions for free - but you should be cautious if the full version is  offered free of charge. The predictive text keyboard app Swiftkey was offered “free” on pirate sites - but had a built-in keylogger which recorded users’ typing to steal their passwords and other private details.

The strangely familiar app

If you're looking for Bad Piggies, download Bad Piggies - don't download anything that's similar but not quite there (ie misspelt, or with one word changed slightly). Cybercriminals target hit apps with similar-looking fakes - and downloading them is bad news.



The five-star app with bad reviews

Don’t just go by star ratings - read the reviews. Cybercriminals posted a fake version of hit PC game FTL on Google’s Play Store earlier this year - and it garnered five-star ratings, because users were forced to rate the app before it would work. It didn’t work at all, of course - but the criminals earned a tidy sum before the app was pulled.

The app that arrives early


If you’re waiting for the release of a big game or app, and it pops up a week early, be very wary. Earlier this year, scammers released malicious software disguised as BBM - BlackBerry’s messaging software - for Android, on a rumoured launch date. BlackBerry had dismissed the rumour - but 100,000 victims downloaded the app.


Downloading bad apps hands the “keys” to your bank account to criminals (REX/Image Broker)


The screensaver that needs to send SMS


When you’re installing any Android app, look carefully at the “permissions” it requires - a list of phone functions it needs to access. Dodgy apps will request access to large amounts of information – all your text messages, or all network communications. If an app is requesting this sort of stuff, and it’s just a screensaver, alarm clock or photo editor, don’t install.




The first-timer

Apps without star ratings are usually bad news - why hasn’t anyone reviewed them? When shopping for Android apps, you should think like you’re on eBay - ie has the developer done any other apps? Are there good ratings for them? What does their website look like?

The one from the “bargain” app store

Stores such as Google Play, Amazon’s App Store and GetJar DO sometimes have “bad” apps - but they remove bad apps when detected. Other sites don’t. Be particularly wary of any site offering “free” apps - or sites which review apps, and offer a link to download direct from the review.


 Dstysionist says, 'The advantages of technology outweighs disadvantages. The point is to minimise risks'


Bibliography

Reference Cited

PARANOID ANDROID: HOW TO SPOT BAD 'APPS' THAT CAN TAKE OVER YOUR PHONE - (2013) [Online] Yahoo! Available from:
[Accessed: 24 AUG 2013]

Saturday, 5 October 2013

Lessons learned... ToT

On the third (3rd) memorial of my sister's dog, TINKLEBELL, grief and sadness come all over. She never had another since. With this invaluable loss, lessons are learned. However, I still carry the guilt of ignorance from that moment.


My brother's dog, SANDY (above, in Chinese New Year costume) greatly benefits from TINKLEBELL's sacrifice. The sadness then was near breakdown. Hence I would like to share these tips that to minimise grief of guilt for dog owners.

Sick Dog Symptoms

As dog parents, it is important to know common sick dog symptoms such as dog fever, appetite loss, diarrhea and vomiting, and the possible causes of such signs and symptoms. This page looks at some serious signs and symptoms of a sick dog.
Sick Dog Symptoms
Healthy dogs are usually playful, active, and alert. Once in a while, your dog may seem to be dull or lethargic, and you may wonder if your dog is sick.
There are some common sick dog symptoms that can help you to determine if your dog is indeed sick, or if he is so seriously sick that immediate veterinary assistance is imperative.
Before we get to such sick dog symptoms, let's look at some vital physiological signs of a healthy dog.

Normal Body Temperature

  • Adult Dog: 100°F to 102.5°F (37.7°C to 39.2°C)
  • Average: 101.3°F (38.5°C)
  • Young Puppy (4 weeks old): 100°F (37.3°C)
  • Newborn Puppy; 94°F to 97°F (34.4°C to 36.1°C)
Click here to learn how to take a dog's body temperature.

Normal Heart Rate

  • Adult Dog: 60 to 160 beats per minute (depending on the size - larger dogs have a slower heart rate than smaller dogs)
  • Toy Breeds: up to 180 beats per minute
  • Newborn Puppy: 160 to 200 beats per minute
  • Young Puppy (2 weeks old): 220 beats per minute
Here is how you take your dog's pulse:
  • Use your index and middle fingers to feel inside of your dog's hind leg just below the point where it joins the body (the femoral artery resides there).
  • A pulse occurs with every heart beat. You can count how many beats you feel in 15 seconds and then multiply it by 4. That will give you the pulse.
Your dog's pulse should feel strong and fall within the normal range. Too fast, weak, or erratic indicates abnormality and should be checked out by a vet.

Normal Respiratory Rate

  • Adult Dog: 10 to 30 breaths per minute
  • Average: 24 breaths per minute (at rest)
  • Newborn Puppy; 15 to 35 breaths per minute, up to 2 weeks of age

12 Sick Dog Symptoms to Look Out For

There are some warning signs and symptoms that can indicate a dog is very sick. If your dog displays any of the following symptoms, seek immediate veterinary attention:
  • Persistent Vomiting: Persistent vomiting can result in dehydration. Vomiting can be a sign of a serious problem like poisoning, or some form of gastrointestinal problems. Also look out for bloody vomiting (which may mean stomach ulcers, stomach cancer or kidney failure). or unproductive vomiting which can be a symptom of bloat (an emergency).
  • Persistent Diarrhea: Persistent diarrhea is another sick dog symptom that can lead to dehydration. It is a sign of severe infection, poisoning, bowel injury, cancer, or an intestinal disease.
  • Fever: A dog with a fever can be suffering from some kind of infections, or he may have had a heat stroke which is an emergency.
  • Change in Urination Habits: Sudden and significant change in the urination habits of a dog, such as frequent urination, painful urination, or urinary incontinence, can be an indication of urinary problems such as bladder or kidney infection, kidney failure, or some form of poisoning.
  • Bleeding: Any form of bleeding, especially in the urine or stools, can indicate a serious illness such as blood-clot disorders, bladder stones, bladder or kidney infections. It may also indicate some form of poisoning, or internal injury.
  • Appetite Change: Any sudden change in appetite or thirst is alarming, as it indicates a serious health problem, such as diabetes, Cushing's disease, kidney disease, liver disease, and others.
  • Rapid Weight Loss: Weight loss can be caused by a wide range of health problems including such serious illnesses as heart failure, diabetes, or liver or intestinal problems.
  • Pain: A dog in pain usually cries out or whines especially when touched. He may also suddenly become aggressive. Drooling is another indication of pain. There are a lot of reasons that can cause pain to a dog, such as trauma, cancer, periodontal problems, etc.
  • Difficult Breathing: Any change in the breathing pattern (e.g. difficult breathing, panting, rapid shallow breathing) of your dog is worth investigating. Panting may be due to pain, overheating, heartworm, or heart disease. Difficult breathing may be the result of heart or lung problems, or airway obstruction by a foreign object.
  • Lameness: Sudden signs of lameness or weakness may be the result of trauma, infection, or heart failure. Persistent lameness may, especially in older dogs, be the result of arthritis.
  • Confusion, Staggering, or Collapse: Any of these symptoms may indicate heart or brain problems. It may also mean high blood pressure, hormonal disorders, or poisoning.
  • Lethargy: Healthy dogs are active and playful. On the other hand, sick dogs are usually dull, lethargic, and do not even want to play with their favorite toys, or go for a walk. If your dog has become lethargic, it is likely that he has become sick. Watch for other symptoms to try to determine the cause. If that is not possible, and if your dog continues to be lethargic for over 2 to 3 days, consult with your vet.
As you can see, sick dog symptoms can give us an idea as to what the problem is, and how sick our dog is, so we know what we need to do.
In trying to decide what to do, one of the major considerations is age. Older dogs have weaker immunity and less reserve, and if an older dog suddenly shows some of the above sick dog symptoms, it is more of an urgent problem than a younger dog because things can deteriorate much faster in an older dog.
Another factor that determines what action to take is, how quickly and how severely our dog has become ill. If the sickness symptoms come on very quickly (within a few hours or a single day), then obviously this is more urgent and serious than if the symptoms develop over weeks or months.

An ANNUAL ultrasound, blood test and full medical check-up will further reduce the risk of serious illnesses. 


Bibliography


Reference Cited

SICK DOG SYMPTOMS (2010) [Online] Dog-Illnesses-n-Symptoms.com.  Available from: http://www.dog-illnesses-n-symptoms.com/sick-dog-symptoms.html
[Accessed: 19 OCT 2010]

Saturday, 28 September 2013

...Hoping Moon @ Mid-Autumn

Hoping Moon (F)

Hoping Moon (R)

...comes new hope and rays of the future. During this never ending turbulance phase, may this moon cake season inspire a vibrant and glittering career ;-)

Thursday, 26 September 2013

Dark Moon...

Dark Moon (F) 

Dark Moon (R)

A radical mandarin gown which is designed out of disappointment in the midst of this joyous Mid-Autumn season. Important features such as mandarin collar and functional mandarin buttons maintain identity. With disappointment... 

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Happy Mid-Autumn Festival

 Happy Moon cake Festival 2013

Animal lanterns floating and dancing...

...light your lanterns and enjoy their serenity by night...

...look for the rabbit on the moon and seek its blessings...

...finally have a bite of the moon cake delight!