Sabtu, 23 Julai 2011

Dr. Mo's Quotes

"The truth is, whether you know it or not, your thoughts are responsible for whatever place or situation you are in right now."

"Any self-improvement program or journey of personal development starts with your thoughts. Master your thoughts first. Then you can master your environment and circumstances."

"Dreamers chart their own course and destiny. Dreamers are always striving to be the person they were meant to be and are not afraid to be different."

"I am here to tell you that there is another way. It’s not for everyone. It’s not the only way. It’s not the easier way. Actually, it is more likely to be the harder way. But I guarantee you it is the best way. It is simply this – follow your dreams."

"We cannot exhaust the creative power of our minds."

"If your mind can accept that something is achievable, it will find a way to attain that thing."

"Your potential as a human being…is unlimited. You have within you the ability to become and to achieve anything you want."

"Your vision is limited only by you. The problem is that you don’t know what you should be. It’s not your fault, really: your education has messed you up. It has taken your boundless potential and shrunk it and shaped it into a narrow title."

"If something is widely accepted and everyone is doing it, it is probably better for you as a dreamer not to do it."

"The truth is that while you are not totally responsible for what does and doesn’t happen to you, you are responsible for how you respond to what happens to you."

"There is a big difference between wishing and being a dreamer. Dreamers design their ideal life and work to achieve it everyday. They don’t believe in chance or luck. Wishers wait on a genii to grant their three wishes all their lives. The problem is, if the genii were to ever show up they still wouldn’t know what to wish for!"

"There is a reason why a lot of people don’t believe in positive thinking and that kind of thing. It is simply that they do not want to face the fact that their lives are totally in their own hands and they are afraid of the immense potential and results if they do so."

"The amount of effort it takes to fail is the same amount of effort it takes to succeed as far as the mind is concerned. It is your responsibility to provide it with the right seeds of thought."

Jumaat, 22 Julai 2011

Stress Quotes

"There cannot be a stressful crisis next week. My schedule is already full" - Henry Kissinger

"Get stressed or die trying" - Yovko Bonev

"Men for the sake of getting a living forget to live" - Margaret Fuller

"I try to avoid stress - it makes me feel like I'm rubber-stamping all my organs. Urgent"- Berry Clove

" I try to take one day at a time, but sometimes several days attack me at once"- Jennifer Yane

"A women under stress is not immediately concerned with finding solutions to her problems but rather seeks relief by expressing herself and being understood."-John Gray

" Brain cells create ideas. Stress kills brain cells. Stress is not a good idea" - Frederick Saunders
"Sometimes when people are under stress, they hate to think, and it's the time when they most need to think"-Bill Clinton

Rabu, 20 Julai 2011

The Best Protein For Your Health

If you’ve ever found yourself arguing about whether eating meat is healthy for you and the planet and, if so, which meat to eat, you now have some answers. The Environmental Working Group (EWG), which brought us the “Dirty Dozen,” a list of the 12 most pesticide-ridden fruits and vegetables, released a report today showcasing the carbon footprint of 20 conventionally grown popular protein sources, from lentils to lamb.

To come up with the carbon impact, the EWG looked at the food’s full “lifecycle”—including the water and fertilizer to grow feed crops, transportation of the food and even the amount of food that’s wasted.

The biggest take-away: eat less meat and avoid wasting it (20% of edible meat ends up being tossed). Why should you care? The implications of this report are twofold—environmental and personal health. On the environmental side, the United Nations recently determined that livestock is one of the top contributors to the world’s most serious environmental problems. Going meatless can reduce water pollution, waste and greenhouse gases, and save energy, land and water. As for personal health, science shows that eliminating or cutting back on meat may improve blood pressure, decrease your risk of heart disease, lower cholesterol and help better manage your weight.

The EWG’s full list of 20 “meats and other protein” sources includes vegetables like broccoli and tomatoes that, while having a low carbon footprint also deliver very little protein (around 1 to 2 grams per serving). So to bring you the 5 best and 5 worst proteins, I’m sticking to the EWG’s abbreviated pocket-guide version and annotating with my own comments as a registered dietitian and associate nutrition editor at EatingWell Magazine. (To find out what ranked best, worst and in between on the full list of 20 protein choices, click here.)

5 Worst Protein Choices for the Environment

1. Lamb
Lamb’s carbon footprint comes mostly from the methane the animals produce through digestion and manure and from the crops grown to feed them. The same is true of cattle (which is why beef ranks second in the list of top 5 carbon offenders), but since lambs produce less meat, the carbon footprint is greater per ounce. In fact, eating 4 ounces of lamb is equivalent to driving 13 miles, in terms of your carbon footprint.
What you can do: Lamb isn’t widely eaten in the U.S. and in terms of carbon emissions that’s a good thing. Keep eating it sparingly, according to the EWG.

2. Beef
Like lambs, beef cattle are ruminants and produce the same greenhouse gases while digesting their food. Conventionally grown beef cattle are also shipped during different stages of production, adding to their environmental toll.
What you can do: When you do choose beef, look for grass-fed and organic. While pricier than conventional, it’s a healthier choice for you and the environment. Grass-fed beef is richer in heart-healthy omega-3 fats. Plus, organic, grass-fed cattle are raised in a way that minimizes the carbon emissions from manure. The EWG also recommends avoiding processed beef products, such as sausage, since more processing means a bigger carbon footprint and the processed products are less healthy than unprocessed.
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3. Cheese
I adore good cheese, so I was deeply saddened to see cheese come in at number 3. I was momentarily heartened, though, when I noticed that EWG had compared all the proteins’ carbon emissions per 4 ounces. That ends up being a little less than 3 servings of cheese! Which means that if you stick to a serving, it’s more equivalent to eating 2 eggs, in terms of environmental impact.
What can you do: Stick to a single serving (1.5 ounces for hard cheese)—plus using a sharply flavored cheese can help you get the maximum impact for less. The EWG also recommends choosing organic and low-fat cheese, when possible.

4. Pork
Pigs don’t produce methane while digesting their food, but their manure contributes greenhouse gases. Processing and cooking pork adds to its carbon footprint.
What you can do: The EWG recommends choosing pastured pork, when you can, and avoiding processed pork (yes, that means bacon).

5. Farmed Salmon
Fish feed and electricity on fish farms adds to the carbon footprint of the fish. So does shipping, which means that wild salmon also has a higher carbon footprint when it’s shipped by air to your market. But don’t forget that salmon also delivers heart-healthy omega-3s, so still aim to eat fish a few times a week.
What you can do: Look for wild salmon over farmed, when possible. And don’t snub light tuna and sardines—other sources of omega-3s that have lower carbon footprints.
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5 Best Protein Choices for the Environment

1. Milk
On the abbreviated top 10 list, milk came in with the lowest carbon footprint (lentils were lowest on the list of 20). However, the EWG looked at the carbon footprint of 4 ounces of milk—that’s only half a serving. So a full cup would be twice as high.
What you can do: Look for milk from local dairies, which should cut some of the carbon footprint caused by shipping. Milk from organic and grass-fed cows will also cut down on some of the carbon emissions caused by raising cattle, suggests the EWG, while delivering the added bonus of extra omega-3s and no growth hormones.

2. Beans
Beans are a smart protein choice. They give you fiber and healthy nutrients, such as folate and iron, and are very low in saturated fat. They’re also one of the best choices for the planet. Unlike animal-based proteins, beans have fewer carbon inputs and outputs (with animal proteins, growing crops just to feed the animals significantly adds to their carbon footprint).
What you can do: Eat beans more often! If you want beans with the lowest carbon footprint, buy them dried, which skips the extra step of processing them.

3. Tofu
Tofu’s carbon footprint (roughly one-third that of beef) largely comes from growing the soybeans and then processing it into tofu.
What you can do: Tofu is a great choice, but keep in mind that if the label doesn’t say it is 100% USDA Certified Organic or non-GMO, there is a good chance it was made from genetically modified soybeans.

4. Eggs
Feeding chickens, and the energy used on poultry farms, adds to the carbon footprint of eggs. But as far as animal proteins go, eggs’ carbon footprint is relatively low. In addition to protein, eggs give you some vitamin D and lutein and zeaxanthin, which are good for eye health. Although eggs contain some saturated fat and cholesterol, eating one a day shouldn’t raise your cholesterol levels.
What you can do: For the lowest carbon footprint, the EWG recommends opting for organic and pastured eggs, from chickens that are given organic feed and are allowed to run around.

5. Chicken
Chicken is the best meat choice, but on the full list of 20 foods, chicken ranks 6th meaning that its carbon footprint is still higher than plant foods and tuna. From an environmental and health perspective, though, eating chicken is better than eating beef.
What you can do: Choose chicken more often than beef, pork or lamb. As with eggs, the EWG recommends choosing chicken that is organic and/or pastured.

Written By Kerri-Ann Jennings, M.S., R.D., Associate Editior-Nutrition for EatingWell Magazine

Selasa, 19 Julai 2011

Trip Kuala Lumpur (18/07/11)

Hari Isnin (semalam) pergi ke KL.
Tujuan nak jumpa client untuk jual rumah di PWTC.
Parking kereta di Stesen Star LRT di Bukit Jalil.
Malas nak drive dalam KL.
Dapat elak kesesakan lalulintas.
Lagipun, lagi save naik train.
Sempat gak la snap gambo Ida kat KL kecuali kat PWTC coz terlupa.
Ida baru berusia 7 bulan 3 minggu dah naik train..

Masa balik lak..
Masa tengah drive di lebuhraya PLUS Seremban - Ayer Keroh...
Lokasi di area Seremban..
Punya la bengang dengan sebuah bas ni.
Dah la bawa laju, tetiba je dia menghimpit ke tengah..
Takde space lak tu.
Kita siap dame lampu lagi..
Dia keluar gak..
Apa lagi, kereta kena himpit ke lane no. 3..
Ada kereta lain tengah pecut lak tu..
Terpaksa la brek emergency.
Nasib baik, takde kereta yang tengah rapat kat belakang..
Syukur la tak excident semalam.
Patut la bas kalo excident mesti teruk,
Asyik kena sumpah ngan orang je..
Yang best nya bas sekolah lak tu.
Bas Sek. Men. Keb. Bandar Penawar..
Geram punya pasal,
Suruh wife taip sms aduan ke LPKP..
Hope ada la tindakan yang diambil..
Biar dia serik sikit nak buat lagi..