Monday, September 29, 2008
The Nine Emperor Gods are part of a spirit-medium cult known locally as “Jieu Hwang Yeh”. These nine deities are believed to dwell in the stars in heaven under the reign of “Mazu”.
On the eve of the ninth moon, temples of the deities hold a ceremony to invoke and welcome the nine emperors. Since the arrivals of the gods are believed to be through the waterways, processions are held from temples to the sea-shore or river to symbolize this belief. Devotees dressed in traditional white, carrying incense and candles; await the arrival of their Excellencies.
A carnival-like atmosphere pervades the temple throughout the nine-day festival. During this period of time, the constant tinkling of a prayer bell and chants from the temple priests are heard. Most devotees stay at the temple, eat vegetarian meals and recite continuous chanting of prayer. It is believed that there will be rain throughout the nine days of celebration.
The ninth day of the festival is its climax. A procession which draws scores of devotees send the deities back home (a waterway such as river or sea )
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
(A) Mix well
150g minced fish meat
1 tbsp chopped Chinese parsley
1 tbsp chopped spring onion
(B) Beat well
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste
1) Rub a little oil on non-stick pan. Scoop in a tablespoonful of egg. Fry briefly into an omelette.
2) Put ½ tsp of minced fish meat on egg omelette. Fold up to a form a half-moon shape.
3) Fry both sides until golden. (Repeat until finished)
My friend borrows me a recipe book. Then I try this dish and the taste is not bad. Some more is very simple. You can try it out.
Last week I went to shop for my second child. I start to buy bottle and clothes for my baby boy. My daughter use this brand bottle and I think is very good. Before my daughter use this bottle, she tends to have wind in her tummy. So, one day I went to a shop, this lady introduces me this bottle. I give it a try. It really reduces my daughter wind. From then on, I have used this bottle until now.
Monday, September 22, 2008
When my daughter is 6-month-old, I used to put fruits like banana, papaya, honeydew, apple, pear and biscuit inside this food feeder for her to eat. I will put her in her booster sit. After that, I will go and do my house chores. She will enjoy her food safely and I can finish my work.
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
We have a friend leave there. He told us that the elephant is very pity. They actually cannot afford to feed the elephant. You can imagine such a big elephant must have a big appetite and the sugarcane that we buy to feed the elephant is very small part only. One packet got 4 small part of sugarcane and 3 packet cost me RM5. How can this fill the elephant up? Every afternoon they will take the elephant go to Durian stall and eat the durian thorn-covered husk. Yes! It’s true. I feel so upset. The elephant have to work, earn money for them but they can’t even fill them up. This is unfair for them. The elephant should go back to the wild. Hopefully the elephant will have freedom one day.
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Monday, September 8, 2008
Umbilical cord blood, otherwise known simply as “cord blood’ or “placental blood”, is the blood that remains in the newborn’s umbilical cord and placenta following birth. Cord blood stem cells are the key building blocks of the human blood and immune system. In other words, cord blood stem cells can be used to generate red blood cells and cells of the human immune system.
The baby’s umbilical cord blood is a rich and valuable source of stem cells, which are genetically unique to the baby and his/her family. It is an alternative source of stem cell transplantation, where traditionally bone marrow or peripheral blood stem cells have been used. Umbilical cord blood stem cells are less prone to develop Graft versus Host Disease (GVHD) than either bone marrow or peripheral blood stem cells. This is because the umbilical cord stem cells have not yet develop into features that could be recognized by our own body cells and tissues.
The past 3 years, this company is using manually to transfer the stem cell but now they have a new technology call AXP Autoxpress Platform. There are two storage methods; one is stored in 5 individual cryovials or 1 cryobag. I prefer cryovials because in some diseases such as heart disease, stroke and spinal cord injury, only one vial is required for such therapeutic use. The other 4 vials will remain stored for future use. If you stored in cryobag, you have to waste the stem cell when you don’t need so much.
Upon signing up with this company, they will provide you with a collection kit. Which everything you and your obstetrician or a nurse midwife needs to collect the cord blood. You can see the collection kit from the picture above.
I do encourage people to keep the cord blood stem cells, for your family future.
Saturday, September 6, 2008
First, apply the egg white on the part where the chewing gums its. Then, leave it for 10-15 minutes. Next, brush away using the toothbrush. It will take off easily when you brush. After that, you can wash your clothes as usual. Is that simple!
Friday, September 5, 2008
She is not a picky eater. She eats almost everything. She eats other children dislikes to eat. Like tomatoes, egg yolks, onions, all type of mushroom, bean curd and etc. I’m so lucky to have such a child. I don’t allow her to eats food like chips, candy, deep fried and junk foods. So, every time we eat she will ask for it. But, I will told her that “wait (girl girl) grow up mummy give you eat”. Ha ha….she listened. She is very obedient. Sometimes I eat food she cannot eat, she will say to me again. When she refuses to eat rice, I will tell her that “we have to eat rice to make us strong”. Then, she will eat. She is very good girl.
Her favorite show is Barney. Every morning she wakes up, she will lie down on the sofa. Then, ask for a bottle of milk and her Barney show. Although she likes Barney very much, but her favorite toy is her pink bear. Nothing beat it.
Now, she is going to become elder sister. At first, she said she don’t want baby. Maybe she is too afraid that the baby brother will replace her. We try to convince her that she will be our little princess forever and nothing can change this. Until now, she will says good night and use her hand to pamper her little brother in my tummy. I’m sure she can be a good sister in future.