Friday, 18 April 2014

The Exhausted Me

I have been unwell. 'Unwell' because I do not know what is wrong with myself.

For about 2 weeks, poor appetite is the story of my life.

At first, I was quite pleased. Pleased, because I get to tip the scale at the lighter end. I would go without food from morning to late afternoon. And I would be too full for dinner. So I would go to sleep without dinner.

Then I realised that I don't even want to eat my favourite chicken rice anymore. I tried to think about the food I love, and I realised I don't even feel hungry for them.

Then I feel exhausted every day.

I could not wake up to take Baby to school this week. I feel extremely tired even after I wake up. Thankfully, William seemed to be understanding towards my exhaustion and took Baby to school by his own accord.

I went to see a doctor last Friday. I told him I had been exhausted, and had headache on some days. He immediately said that it sounded like I was stressed.

I was a little surprised as I didn't think I was stressed. Although lesson observation and book-checking are coming up, I had never considered them as stress-inducers.

So I went on to describe what I had felt: shortness of breath and not feeling hungry even when I went without food for two meals.

He was sure it was stress.

I was not convinced, but had to make do with his diagnosis.

A week later, I still feel exhausted and not excited about food. And worse, I have difficulty in breathing when I lie down flat. I googled it and read that it was a common symptom of heart failure!

So I went to see my very trusted doctor who had been accurate in administering the right medicines so far.

Unfortunately, he appeared to have the same diagnosis: I am stressed.

I told him these are physical sensations, not anything mental. And he said,"Yes, I know you are FEELING it."

I felt so hopeless and exasperated that the doctor did not believe me.

Although he diagnosed that I have inflammation of small intestines, leading to my feeling sian, and thus exhaustion, I am still not convinced that I am under stress.

When I got home at 10.30am, I fell asleep immediately, only to be waken up by a call 45 minutes later.

At 3.50pm, I fell asleep again and woke up less than an hour later, again.

I can only hope that the exhaustion leaves me real soon.

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Liar Liar, Pants on Fire

If you ask me what I think of Najib's announcement of MH370 news, that it was lost over the South Indian Ocean and no one survived, I can only have an image of a male cow excreting ultra long and black waste:

BULL. SHIT.

After 17 days of not knowing what to do and what there was, suddenly, they were sure that the plane was lost over the Ocean and there was no survivor.

It looks more to me like they had discussed among themselves:

"We'd better find something to say to quickly close case. If not, no end leh. Very stressful. And we cannot spend all our time on this stupid matter. We don't even know when we can find anything. At the rate it's going, it will take forever. Let's just say something to make this bunch of Chinese pigs give up. The votes were against us during the Election, but we still managed to fool those Chinese. They could not do anything to us even when they knew we cheated big time. They are pigs. Stupid like shit. So we just tell them the plane is lost and everybody died. They also cannot do anything to us. And CASE CLOSED! Yes! Let's do it!"

I would believe this  anytime. Even if it's bullshit. It's a much better, more acceptable bullshit anytime!

In case it disappears with time, I'll copy it here:

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Now Clearly A Government Cover-Up: All Evidence Contradicts Official Story

The “official” story of what happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is now a blatant cover-up. After an endless stream of wild incompetence from the Malaysian military and government concerning the radar signature of the missing flight, we are now told by the Malaysian government that the flight “went down over the southern Indian Ocean” and that all lives are lost.


This explanation smacks of an obvious cover-up for several crucial reasons, all of which are now being utterly ignored by the conventional press:

#1) If the plane went down in the ocean, it would have broken up on impact and debris would be easily spotted

A Boeing 777 does not — and cannot — survive impact with the ocean and remain intact. It simply does not have the structural integrity to survive such an impact, which is a lot like hitting a cement wall at terminal velocity.

If Flight 370 hit the ocean, it would have been broken into tens of thousands of pieces, many of which obviously float on water (such as the seat cushions) and would be witnessed washing up on regional shores or easily spotted by search teams.

The lack of such debris is strong support that Flight 370 did not crash into the Indian Ocean as we are now being told.

#2) The plane continued broadcasting data to Boeing for 4 – 7 hours

Remember the fact that the airplane was broadcasting data for at least 4 hours after the transponder was turned off? This fact is now suddenly being dumped from history and from our memories as if it never happened.

We already know Flight 370 flew for 4 – 7 hours after diverging from its planned flight course. We already know this could have taken the plane to Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran or even North Korea. (Click here to see my map showing possible destinations.) The fact that the plane broadcast this data for hours is not in dispute!

Wall Street Journal: “U.S. investigators suspect that Malaysia Airlines 3786. Flight 370 stayed in the air for up to four hours past the time it reached its last confirmed location, according to two people familiar with the details, raising the possibility that the plane could have flown on for hundreds of additional miles under conditions that remain murky.”

The Guardian: “MH370: Missing plane could have kept flying four hours after disappearing, US investigators say… Engine data shows plane could have kept flying for four hours after disappearing”
Washington Post: ” the plane may have flown for at least four hours after it dropped from civilian radar, U.S. officials said Thursday. A senior U.S. official said the information came from data sent via a satellite communications system by Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370. That data has convinced U.S. officials that the plane’s engines continued to run for at least four hours after all other communication was lost.”

So how does the Malaysian government now explain this? They don’t. They simply gloss over this fact and hope we all forget it. They claim the plane went down in the Indian Ocean without flying very far at all. This makes no sense whatsoever and cannot be reconciled with the flight broadcast data received by Boeing.

#3) There is ZERO evidence the flight crashed into the Indian Ocean

What is the Malaysian government’s evidence that Flight 370 ended in the Indian Ocean and “all lives are lost?”

They have no evidence. They have no bodies. They have no debris, no flight recorders, no sightings and no radar signatures that would put the aircraft in the Indian Ocean.

They have zero evidence. So they are now floating a cover-up to try to put this issue to rest in order to distract from their own incompetence and their bizarre failure to track the radar signature of an aircraft flying well within the range of their radar.

In fact, the only debris floating around right now is made of all the fragments of the Malaysian government’s inept cover-up attempts that smack of a true “rookie attempt” to roll out a cover-up that’s full of holes.

This utter lack of evidence did not prevent the Malaysian government from announcing, “we have to assume beyond any reasonable doubt that MH370 has been lost and that none of those on board survived.” (USA Today)

#4) Another crucial fact: It’s clear that the transponder was manually turned off in order to hide the plane’s new flight path

If the pilot of Flight 370 was suicidal and wanted to fly the plane into the ocean, there would be no need to switch off the transponder before doing so.

In fact, there would be no need to make all the complex, intentional flight maneuvers which Flight 370 clearly took as has been widely reported.

The fact that the transponder was manually disconnected followed by the plane making deliberate maneuvers that put it on a new flight path is near-absolute proof that the persons controlling the aircraft had no intention of flying the plane into the ocean. It’s also strong evidence that they did not want governments to track their new flight direction and destination.

Without question, they intended to take the plane somewhere else and land it somewhere else, which is exactly why the aircraft continued broadcasting flight performance data to Boeing for 4-7 hours.

The Malaysian government is now hoping you forget all these facts in believing their bizarre cover-up explanation.

Malaysia’s 9/11 official story

Flight 370 is now Malaysia’s 9/11, complete with nonsense “official” stories and attempts to memory hole all the facts that originally came out in the mainstream media.

We are soon going to be told outrageous lies like “Oh, Boeing never received any flight data broadcasts from the aircraft, didn’t you know?”

Anyone who now cites all the facts which have already been reported in support of the theory that Flight 370 continued on to another destination will be called “conspiracy theorists” and kooks.
The mainstream media will start scrubbing stories and retroactively altering its reporting to match the “official” government story. We’ve seen this before. It’s how governments and media outlets sweep 239 lives under the rug and try to discredit anyone who asks skeptical, scientifically-sound questions based on the actual evidence.

In truth, the Malaysian government’s bizarre new claim that Flight 370 “ended in the Indian Ocean” is the biggest conspiracy theory of all. It’s sheer lunacy to reach such a conclusion without compelling evidence to support it, especially in light of all the other evidence that Flight 370 continued on for hours after the transponder was intentionally disabled.

Most likely explanation at this point: The aircraft is being turned into a weapon

Based on the Malaysian government’s obvious cover-up attempt (which is incredibly transparent and childish as far as cover-ups go), it now seems increasingly likely that the Flight 370 aircraft has, indeed, been delivered to a rogue nation where it is being transformed into a weapon.

Malaysia has already proven that it is so incompetent that it cannot track huge aircraft flying across its airspace. This means a weaponized Boeing 777 is essentially a “stealth aircraft” to the Malaysian military — a shocking revelation about military incompetence and lack of national security readiness in that nation.

Apparently, this same Boeing 777 can also fly undetected across the airspace of other nations — most likely by “shadowing” existing flights while turning off its own transponder.

Whoever took control of Flight 370 now has a massive stealth weapon which an incredibly long flight range. This aircraft can now be outfitted with nuclear weapons and dispatched to almost any desirable target anywhere in the world, including cities like New York and Washington D.C., unfortunately.
I was the first journalist in the world to suggest that Flight 370 had been captured and turned into a weapon. That same story was also the very first story to suggest Flight 370 passengers may still be alive.

I still believe Flight 370 passengers may have survived the flight and the landing at the new destination, but now that world governments are rolling out their “official” stories, there is no question in my mind that they will do anything to support those official stories, even if it means discarding the lives of all the passengers. Sadly, I am now forced to recalculate the odds of Flight 370 passengers being found alive at no better than 1 in 5. (It was previously as high as 1 in 2.) But it is not zero! There is a realistic chance the passengers are being kept alive as some sort of international bargaining chip.

You can now expect the governments and media outlets of the world to start scrubbing their archived stories and statements, altering the “news history” to fit this new Malaysian government cover-up.
I wouldn’t even put it past these people to now secretly sink some aircraft debris in the Indian Ocean so they can “find it” and thereby complete the cover-up.

If there’s one thing I’ve learned in all my years as an award-winning investigative journalist, it’s that you should never trust official stories… especially when they contradict all the earlier evidence. 


This article originally appeared on Natural News by Mike Adams

Some China artistes have expressed their angry sentiments on Weibo, China's version of Tweeter.




No one say it better than they do.

And did you see the way Najib made the statement? He looked down immediately after the announcement, seemingly to avoid making eye contact with anyone, since all eyes were on him. It reminds me of the HK drama serial in which the mind-reader protagonist said that liars usually point away from themselves when they tell a lie.

I can't believe words that come out from a corrupted heart.

Sunday, 23 March 2014

Adventure Cove

We had been to Adventure Cove in the December holiday last year. We love the place so we went back there again this March holiday.
The first time we tried getting into Adventure Cove, we reached there at 12pm and the tickets were sold out one hour earlier.
The second time, we bought tickets online before we went.
The third time, we decided at the last minute that we were going. We reached there at 11.30am and fortunately, tickets were still available and we were a happy family.

There are pigeon holes that allow you to deposit your shoes. 
Of course, the theme park will not bear responsibilities if they go missing.

Lots of free life jackets available

Lockers are just outside the changing rooms

Big ones are $20 with unlimited access. You can pay via credit card, ezlink card or cash.

Small ones are $10 with unlimited access.
Just key in your IC number and favourite colour.

Water Playground
I like this better than some of the water playgrounds around.
The slides are longer and gentler compared to most of the other slides.

Wave pool


I tried this, Dualing Racer, the second time we went there with Coco.
It was a 5-second ride with a one-hour wait.

Seahorse Hideaway, a baby pool.


We had wanted to play at other areas such as the playground, and Coco, the rides equivalent to roller coasters and snorkeling. However, it poured, so we went to Bay Restaurant and had our lunch.
Mostly western food. We had fish and chips, chicken wings and vegetarian nasi brani.

It continued to rain ceaselessly. After a prayer, the rain turned slight. We got tired though and we decided to go home. 

We were exhausted the moment we reached home. I think we made the mistake of going to the lazy river first. The lazy river at Adventure Cove is the longest among all the 'rivers' I have been to, shallower, and gentler current, than Wild Wild Wet's though.

Just that the next time round, we will not do the lazy river as the first item.

Port Of Lost Wonder - Just for Kids!

I took Baby to Port of Lost Wonder early this week. I was aware that the place was designed for children 5 to 12 years old, so I made it clear to Coco that she would spend the day doing her schoolwork at home while Baby and I were out.

We took the Sentosa Express to Beach Station, walked to the end of the Sentosa bus interchange and crossed the road.
This is the entrance, but the ticketing counter is a little hut outside.

I paid $15 for a holiday entrance fee for the little one and received a 100 curios coupon to be 'spent' at Port of Lost Wonder for its various activities.
The map on the website had names for different areas in POLW, but when we entered the place, it seemed to me the only area for play was the the pirate ship.

One adult is allowed to accompany a kid on the pirate ship, in swimsuit no less.
She loves the place




3 slides in all



If you have been to Wild Wild Wet or the water playground at the zoo, it's the same concept.

We love the shower. Unlike the cold and harsh shower at public swimming pools, the water here was warm and nice.

There is also an open shower area in the girls' bathroom

The lockers are free and you can reopen them as many times as you like!
The instructions to lock them are just above the lockers.

There is Port Belly for a meal break, with expensive menus of course.
Baby chose a $4 chocolate muffin.

A passport is also given at the time you purchase the entrance ticket. 
Your child can ask for a sticker each time he takes part in an activity.
A 'special prize' is given when your child receives a number of stickers.

After changing out of our swim suits, we walked around to explore the activities at POLW.
There was the cotton candy man.

The ice-pop man

Glitter tattoo station

Motifs are mainly animals and simple shapes


We exited POLW and walked past a seemingly incomplete miniature playground. 
It looked like someone from my era designed this. 

Since POLW was a small play area tucked in a corner of Palawan Beach, we spent just about 1.5h there. 

Saturday, 22 March 2014

My thoughts on Cameron Highlands

It was raining when we arrived at Cameron Highlands. I had the runs the first night we got there.

My elder sister surmised that it was the pasar malam food that we bought. I was the only one who ate a packet of spicy bee hoon. The only good thing about the diarrhoea was: it usually happened in the morning and at night when I was at the hotel and after I had food.

Before we went, I heard from my aunt and family that Cameron Highlands is colder than Genting. It got me a little worried as I remembered how freezing Genting was and I don't like cold places.

However, I found Cameron Highlands relatively bearable. Just very wet. Genting was cold and dry (if my memory serves me well) while Cameron Highlands was cold and wet.

For the 2 days that we were there, we heard the siren of the ambulance four times. We thought it worrying but thank God nothing bad happened to us despite the long and windy road up and down the hills. Baby and her cousin threw up in the car though. Having read online that there were two roads, Tapah and Simpang Pulai, we chose Simpang Pulai as it was newer, wider and had gentler slopes compared to Tapah's narrow and pot-holed road. Besides, Simpang Pulai was nearer to Brinchang.

I was a little disappointed that Cameron Highlands wasn't quite what I had imagined. From what I have heard, Cameron Highlands is an expanse of greenery with fresh, crisp air. It has rows of beautiful roses in different colours. It is a piece of untainted land which inhabits simple people who own farms and plantations.

From what I have seen, Cameron Highlands is quite the contrary. It is very residential and touristy. We stayed in the Brinchang area as it was close to most attractions. We saw many hotels and motels in our hotel area, and many restaurants that catered to tourists, as marked by their red table cloths. On our way up Cameron Highlands, we passed by many farms and plantations that targeted tourists ie. "Pick your own strawberries/fruits" signs.

Food was not fantastic at Cameron Highlands, something that is in common with Genting Highlands. Something I find puzzling about Malaysia is: tourist attractions usually serve awful food. You'd think that they would have perfected their culinary skills after having tested them on hundreds, if not thousands, of tourists every year.

Cameron Highlands is no different from any other towns that are inhabited by ordinary folks. It is just very tourist-dependent for its livelihood. Nevertheless, we made the best of our time there and for someone who hates long drives, it was good to have explored a small part of Malaysia.

Day 4 (15 Dec 2013): Boh Tea Centre, Pasar Malam and Bye!

Next on the itinerary was Boh Tea Centre



 Had a tea break there too!





A whole hill of tea leaves!

The sheer expanse and greenery of the plantation looked refreshing and beautiful!

The information boards at the centre educated me on a few things about Boh Tea - that it had to rival and weed out imitations in the market, that Boh Tea was started by ang mohs, and Cameron Highlands was discovered by any mohs.
On exiting Boh Tea plantation, we drove past this tea leaves site that allowed us to be very close to the plants.
So we got down to take some pictures!

Before we left the hotel, we visited the pasar malam which was a stone's throw away





Natural honey with foam
The guy claimed that the dark brown ones were the sweetest but I hadn't the courage to buy. My sister's friend commented that she didn't think they were any different from the honey we buy from supermarkets.

Souvenirs - loads of strawberry items


Sea coconuts

The sign read: Cordyceps. $10
They were simply cordyceps lookalike vegetables or plants that are used as soup ingredients, so said my aunt.

More strawberry items

Apparently, Cameron Highlands has quite a few strawberry farms

After browsing the pasar malam, we strolled back to the hotel

We dropped by Ipoh for a famed chicken rice meal
Oh my goodness, I haven't eaten chicken as smooth as this! It was really very good!
Apparently, it is a well-known fact that An Ji serves fantastic chicken rice. 
There were pictures of local and overseas artistes with the boss on the wall.


We reckoned they use kampong chicken