Thursday, April 30, 2009

Baby shooting

One thing i realized when shooting my baby is that i never need to edit her pictures using photoshop. Maybe i dont know how to edit baby or they already very cute. No photoshop needed.

I am the cute little red riding hood.

Posing time

Mommy, I can wear it myself.

This is how u pose.

I am the mosquito terminator. Die die die.

Yahoo..finally finished shooting. Want to sleep liao.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

It does not cross today

Share market is like that, when everyone is expecting it to drop, it will go higher. When everyone is bullish, suddenly it will drop.

Today it open at 964 and it dropped and touch 954 (in fact it is 952), but after that it rebound back to 967. The line does not cross today, although it had touched. Have to monitor for the next few days.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

This is the moment i am waiting for

Yup. The moment is coming. It may or may not cross tomorrow. But most probably it will. Prepare to short the market when it cross. If it cross, it definitely will fall to around 954.

Selective gender: Male or Female Infant

How do i choose a baby boy or baby girl?

Sometimes, here in my pharmacy i encounter customer asking for gender selection, meaning they want to select the gender of their children. Their main reason is they want a more balanced family.

Actually i think the probability is 50/50. That means even they have the 9 girls, the probability of them having a next child, male or female, is still 50/50. That is also why u see some people can have 4 males in a row, like my family. It doesnt mean that if u have a female, the next one will be male.

There are many methods available to select gender, for eg sperm separation, preimplantation etc.

I will tell u some methods that u can practice, although it is not proven, it may worth a try.

1) Diet. If u prefer a female baby, the couple should increase their intake of calcium and magnesium. For male, the couple should increase sodium and potassium.

All meats, poultry and fish are high in potassium. Apricots, Avocado,Banana, ,Honeydew, Kiwi, Lima beans, Oranges and orange juice, Potatoes, Prunes, Spinach, Tomatoes, Vegetable juice.

Banana is one of the famous fruit containing high potassium.

2) Timed intercourse. There is a belief that Y sperm(carrying male chromosomes) swim faster, but have a shorter life compared to X sperm(carrying female). So if u know your ovulation day, then intercourse around that time will give u a better chance to get male. If u want a female, intercourse 3-4 days before ovulation.

Ask the pharmacist

1) The above methods is commonly practice although it is not proven. Baby girl or baby boy, they are still as lovely. Pls dont blame anyone.
2) Pls ask around and see if the above methods is real or not. Let me know if u have any other methods.
3) U can always check with me if u want to know more.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Wedding Registration Tadika Cher Fong Khor (again)

Date: 25 April 2009
Time 2.30pm
Location: Tadika Cher Fong Khor

Mr Sheen and I have known each other since we were in primary school. We had sited together in class before as well. Today is his big day and i was proud to become their photographer.

And his wife is in the same profession as me.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Snake Oil Man

In the beginning

Joseph Myers from Pugnacity, Nebraska, USA was an enterprising man. One day in the late 1880s, he was helping some native American Indians to harvest their medicine plant. They told him that they made a tonic from the plant to treat bee stings, rattlesnake bites and mad-dog bites, infected wounds and fevers. . . in fact just about any malady.

Myers started making his own tonic from the plant and added liberal measures of white man's whisky. Then he hit the trails, travelling the American West selling it as a miracle cure-for-all. He became known as the 'snake oil salesman'. Since then, the term 'snake oil' has become a catch-word for a bogus treatment.

These days Myers is long since dead and the recipe for his snake oil has been lost. No one seems to have patented the title for use in a promotional campaign for a health product (surprise, surprise).

But his spirit lives on – even Australia in the 21st Century has its fair share of snake oil salesmen. They surface in obscure magazine or newspaper ads, late-night television shows and, increasingly, the internet, selling bogus cures to vulnerable people.

What do they sell?

There are quack cures for just about everything. They can take the form of drugs (pills or skin lotions), nutritional supplements, or (often bizarre) physical devices. This is not to say that all 'alternative' products are bogus, or that all conventional medicine is strongly backed by scientific evidence. In the case of quackery, the actual product isn't as important as the message. What these promoters are selling is hope, and often an illusion or feeling of wellbeing.

The promoter tends to be charismatic and positive, projecting an aura of confidence and health. These promoters survive and thrive because of people's ignorance of, or disillusionment with, medical science.

They're also aided by the fact that many conditions are self-limiting and improve with time anyway. So a person can take their treatment, get better and believe it's because of that treatment and then spread a positive message about it. They also benefit from the so-called placebo effect – when we take a remedy that we expect is going to work it sometimes does. This can be because of the positive expectations we have for the remedy.

These products are often given good media coverage in infotainment programs on radio and television (and by editors and publishers of magazines and newspapers), who are looking for an entertaining story, regardless of whether there's any truth to the promoter's claims.

These days though, the fastest growing sales medium is the internet, and snake oil sales are on the increase on the internet.

Who buys it?

Snake oil salesmen tend to target the same groups of vulnerable people:

  • those with an incurable condition (especially cancer and AIDS) who are often desperate for a cure and willing to try just about anything
  • those who are suffering from a degenerative disease for which conventional medical treatment only gives partial relief – arthritis for instance
  • health conscious people who are worried that they may fall ill from some environmental or nutritional toxin, so they're willing to try 'natural supplements' or body 'purifiers'
  • people who are depressed, tired, or anxious, and willing to try something that promises to pep them up or give them energy
  • people who are insecure about their body image and who feel they have nothing to lose by trying hair restoratives, erection treatments, wrinkle removers or penis enlargers.

The promoters can't rely on the medical establishment to prescribe or recommend their products, so they market via mail order, a toll free number, or the internet – invariably using one or more of the following advertising techniques.

TestimonialsThe promoters of these products don't have the endorsement of recognised medical institutions so they rely on testimonials from 'ordinary people' who are often fictitious. The promoters think that because it comes from the mouth of another person, you'll think it must be true.

The language sounds scientific but isn't reallyThey use quasi-science to try and impress you, promising to 'detoxify' your body, 'balance' its chemistry, release its 'nerve energy', 'bring it in harmony with nature', or to correct supposed 'weaknesses' of various organs. These terms don't mean anything, but they sound as if there is some sort of scientific process going on. (There isn't.)

They accuse conventional medical authorities of trying to suppress themBecause the scientific community regards them as hucksters, they have to invent reasons to allay any suspicion you might have that the scientific community is 100 per cent right. So they invent conspiracy theories. The promoters might claim that universities and pharmaceutical companies are trying to suppress the treatment out of professional jealousy or for fear of losing profits, for example.

It cures everythingJust like Myers' snake oil, the remedy/product is effective against a wide range of ailments (which are often unrelated to each other). So: it cures arthritis, stomach ulcers, depression and hardening of the arteries; it tones up the muscles; it brings the bathroom tiles up a treat; it adds a oriental flavour to a stir fry ...etc, etc.


Ask the pharmacist

Hope this article can clarify some of the issues with direct selling products.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Do you wash your air cond filter?

It has been around 1.5 years since i bought this air cond for my room. I never wash the air filter b4 as it was new and i thought since i only use it at night, it is not the time yet. (procrastinating)
Last sunday, i open up the compartment and took out the air filter.

I wonder how the air can pass through this filter? My first impression is it looks like paddy field

No wonder my air cond produce some funny sounds when it operates. I need to service my air cond every 6 months.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Share investing

Some of u may ask how come i didnt post anything about shares, since the market is so hot now. It seems like it going higher since23 March 2009. For this bull, i made a mistake of being "chicken little", due to my no confidence on the political stability.

I would have make a killing if i had follow my own rules. U can see from the chart that when the green line is above the blue line, then buy. It crossed on 23-03-2009, it was so simple yet i didnt do it. How stupid right? So i am taking a break now and until the green line cut off the blue line, i will stay aside. Meanwhile, i will take this time to learn more and free my mind.

At this time, i just play along with my new toy.
It is a poor man card, rich man pay with cash.

Monday, April 13, 2009

English test

Do you think your English is good? Why dont u try the UPSR English test?




Can u score 100% for this five UPSR questions? Who said our english test is low standard?

Saturday, April 11, 2009

The power of photoshop

I never doubt the use of photoshop to enhance a photo in photography. There is always room for picture improvement in photoshop. If u think the pic is good enough, spend a little bit more time to edit it, u will feel the difference. Those who didnt use photoshop is either very good or too lazy to use it.

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Me in my own box in pharmacy

I am looking after papa's shop from undisclosed distance, where i can hide easily..

Yes, I am looking at u!

Haha. This is my play own place in papa's pharmacy.

This is how baby model pose when taking pictures. Remember this pose..

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Casio Protrek PRG 110AB Preview

My dream watch. Casio Protrek...hahaha

This is the watch i always wanted since i am still in my secondary school. How cool is it to have a watch that can tell u the direction, pressure, and also temperature. Review? Wait, i try it first, before i can produce a better review. One thing i noticed is the watch is very light, as it is a feather, i felt nothing when i am wearing it, or maybe my previous watch was damn heavy. Before this, i always thought Casio Protrek is bulky and heavy.

Damn thick manual. i guess i need some time to read. Wait for my next review.