Monday, August 15, 2011

Monday Blues & Bee Sting Remedies...

Monday blues…urghhh.....
I have to invigilate this morning, so need to leave for work early… then stuck in a traffic jam… and the worst part of all… my left fingers still hurt as I was stung by a bee last Saturday… Getting stung by a bee is no fun and the pain can last for a few hours, or even days… Somehow, I manage to get some tips on the natural remedies for bee sting from my father and also the world wide web.. of course ;) I love to surf the net, even though my  fingers are still hurting… (feel like cursing the bee…. But it’s Ramadhan) After trying a few, it did lessen the pain…If u got stung by a bee, maybe u can try some of these home remedies…

Bee Sting Relief Remedies & Treatments

Bee Resting On Hand
First make sure the stinger is removed (look for a black spot in the bite area), do this immediately as it can reduce the amount of venom released into the body. At one time it was thought that you had to scrape the stinger out (with something like a blunt knife or plastic edge) but you can effectively use tweezers to pull it out.

Wash the stung area with soap and water then try a home remedy or treatment below for pain relief. Technically it’s a bee sting rather than a “bite”, but I used bite below to describe the injured area.

1. Make a paste of meat tenderizer and water or baking soda and water–apply to bite area.

2. Sprinkle the bite area generously with baking soda then drizzle some drops of vinegar over the baking soda to make it fizz. Leave on the bite until pain is gone.

3. Cover the bite with a dot of mustard.

4. Make a thick paste of meat tenderizer and vinegar, apply to bite area.

5. Cover the bite with honey and reapply as needed for pain.

6. Dab with a generous amount of toothpaste and leave on the bite area.

7. Apply ice or an ice pack.

8. Soak bite area in Epsom salt and water or make paste and apply to bite.

9. Apply Aloe Vera.

10. Chew a plantain leaf then apply the macerated leaf onto the bite.

11. Crush fresh parsley and apply to bite area.

12. Crush fresh basil leaves and apply to bite area.

13. Drizzle apple cider vinegar over the bite.

14. Apply a slice of fresh papaya to the bee sting.

15. Dab a bit of deodorant on the bite.

Bee Sting Symptoms

A normal reaction to a bee sting is to experience pain and itchiness, redness and swelling. Pain will last for a few hours then should disappear.

If the following occurs after a bee sting, seek medical advice:

• The bee stung inside your nose or mouth (the swelling will affect breathing).

• If you were stung several times by many bees.

• If you have difficulty breathing or your breathing seems to have been affected.

• Your tongue begins to swell.

• You experience dizziness.

• You experience blurry vision.

• You feel nauseous.

• Your speech is slurred or you find it difficult to talk.

• Hives or a rash appears (especially in an area away from the bite).

• The stung area swells alarmingly large.

If the reaction seems severe (especially if breathing is affected), don’t hesitate to call medical emergency services as the victim of the sting may be experiencing an allergic reaction to the bee sting that can trigger anaphylactic shock.

Bee Quick Tip Bits

Bee On Daisy Flower

Simple logic: To avoid being stung by a bee, avoid attracting bees. Bright clothing, fragrances from hair sprays, perfumes and cosmetic products as well as sweet foods like soda pop, fruits and syrups can attract bees.

If you don’t appear to be aggressive or startle the bee–chances are it won’t sting you. If a bee lands on you or is near you, hold still until it loses interest and flies away. Rapid movement and swatting will signal the bee that you’re ready for a fight so if you’re going to scream with arms flailing–make sure you outrun it .

• Tip: If a bee lands on you, blowing gently on it will help convince the bee that it’s time to move along.

Did you know: Pickings are slim in the Fall when bees are busy looking for flowers, fruits and plants that haven’t yet died off or harvested for the season. When you’re wearing bright clothing and smelling pretty while much of the vegetation the bees depend on are gone, the bee might think he hit the jackpot with the largest, loveliest flower of all (you).

Why Do Bees Die After Stinging?

When a bee stings, the stinger is torn from its body and left in the victim’s skin (the stinger is the tool that releases the venom). It basically disembowels the poor bumble bee and it cannot survive. Because of this, bees will only sting when they feel a threat (to themselves, their hive or to the queen bee).

Even though bees can be intimidating, they are very much needed to help our plants and flowers flourish (and to make delicious honey for us to enjoy).

Please Note: None of the information above is intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, it’s provided for general knowledge purposes only.

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Friday, August 12, 2011

Female Empowerment Songs For Your iPod

Hi guys,

Today I would like to share an interesting topic that a friend of mine wrote....

Female Empowerment Songs For Your iPod

Life is tough and when it comes to love life it’s a whole different game altogether. We laugh, we cry, we have our heart torn to pieces just to put it back together and do it all again. But the truth is there’s more to live than crying ourselves to sleep and sticking around with the wrong guy whom we know is not good for us.

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So we need a little bit of nudge or in worse cases a slap in the face to snap us out of it. This may sound a little crazy, but there are also some of us who seek solace in our iPod playlist. Yes exactly! There are so many songs released by great singers out there that can inspire and give us the strength that we need to leave, move on or just finally leaving the jerk who drag us around and used up all of our money.

Here are some of our favourites:

Don’t Hold Your Breath- Nicole Scherzinger from Killer Love (2011)

“You can’t touch me now there’s no feeling left

If you think I’m coming back don’t hold your breath

What you did to me boy I can’t forget

If you think I’m coming back don’t hold your breath”

King of Anything- Sara Bareilles from Kaleidoscope Heart (2010)

“You’ve got opinions, man

We’re all entitled to ‘em, but I never asked

So let me thank you for your time, and try not to waste anymore of mine

And get out of here fast”

Dancing on My Own- Robyn Body Talk Pt2 (2010)

“So far away, but still so near

(The lights go on, the music dies

But you don’t see me, standing here

I just came to say goodbye”

Get Over You- Sophie Ellis-Bextor from Read My Lips (2002)

“You think you’ve got your way

But baby there’s a catch

Don’t need your foul play

Now you have met your match

You think you’re in control

But that won’t last that long

You thought you wore the crown

Honey, you were wrong”

Hush Hush Hush Hush- Pussycat Dolls from Doll Domination (2008)

"I never needed your corrections

On everything from how I act to what I say

I never needed words, I never needed hurts

I never needed you to be here everyday”

I Could Say- Lily Allen from It’s Not me, It’s You (2009)

“Since you’ve gone I’ve lost a chip on my shoulder,

Since you’ve gone I feel like I’ve gotten older,

And now you’ve gone it feels as if the whole wide world is my stage

And now you’ve gone it’s like I’ve been let out of my cage”

Ex-factor- Lauryn Hill from The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill (1998)

“No matter how I think we grow

You always seem to let me know

It ain’t workin’

It ain’t workin’

And when I try to walk away

You’d hurt yourself to make me stay

This is crazy

This is crazy”

Do you have your own personal favorite? Let me know.. ;)

Courtesy - H.Esquander, Fashunable

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Bila Nak Kawin??

Hmmm... any 'singles' out there yg biasa kena 'attack' dgn soalan cepumas ni? tiba2 teringat apa yg one of my fren post kt fb...

Bila nak kawin???

Di sini orang bertanya lagi
Di sana orang menyoal nanti
Tak kira teman mahupun kenalan
Asyik-asyik itu ja yang jadi bualan
Begitulah nasib yang belum berkahwin
Tak kira laki mahupun perempuan

Bila nak kawin???
Keluarga dah mula resah gundah gulana
Si teruna, bonda bimbang jadi bujang terlajak la
Si dara, ayah takut dilabel andalusia
Beradik pula takut x sempat tempah baju semua
Sahabat handai sibok carikan jodoh yg mengena..

Bila nak kawin???
Jiran turut sama menumpang tanya
Bila dijawab jodoh belum ada
Kata mereka, kita kenalah usaha
Mandi bunga salah satu caranya
Tak pun mandi ais boleh dicuba
(ni cadangan pelik kawan saya)

Hai....buleh percaya ka?

Bila nak kawin???
Aduuuhh...bukan baru ja ditanya??
Kawin??? Nak kawin ngan sapa?
Calon pun takda.
"Hah!!! Awak tu memilih sangat agaknya!!"
Ewah-ewah sedap sungguh mulut berkata
(ada kwn kata..kuambik tunang @ suami hang sat gi, baru padan muka..kan nayaaa!!)

Bila nak kawin???
"Akan ku kawin hari ni juga ( muahahahaa)
Jemputlah datang...jangan pulak lupa!!"
Hmm..Andai memilih suami/isteri semudah masak Maggi kari
Atau semudah membeli coffee Starbucks venti
Atau sesenang memakan chips, crisps lagi dan lagi..(haiiihh!!)
Kalao buat list...panjang sangat nanti!

Bila nak kawin???
Aaahhh....sungguh saya bosan
Banyak lagi yang lain boleh jadi soalan
Kenapa asyik itu yang dilontarkan
Agaknya depa ni lupa ingatan

Lambat cepatnya jodoh, Allah yang tentukan.

Bila nak kawin???
Pada yang masih belum sampai timenya
Sabaq menanti ngan hati terbuka naa
Biarkanlah mereka ITU terus bertanya
Usah ditunggu letih mulut mereka
Takkan letihnya sampai bebila..

Kalau ada jodoh, Insya-Allah takkan ke mana.

Bila nak kawin???
Pada yang asyik menanya pula
Elok juga berpesan sekali sekala
Usah dirisaukan jodoh kami semua
Mungkin jaga masjid sendiri sebaik-baiknya
Lain orang lain rezekinya
Syukurlah dengan apa yang kita ada.

Gitu la gamaknyaaaaaaaaaa

MORAL OF THE STORY: sila tgk cermin, keliling anda & muhasabah diri ;)

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Humor Spices For Today!

I was quite busy with work, and facebook... somehow forgotten all about my blog.. I only remembered that I have a blog when I couldn't open my office email. Weird isn't it?

Today, as I was marking my students' assignments, I came across some very funny grammar mistakes..
I couldn't stop laughing... I shouldn't, but I just can't help it.... Should I post it here? Nope! I won't...  But I would like to share what my friend sent me years ago...


Derek Davies, Far Eastern Economic Review (September 1989)

*You might have read this before.. but if u r bored, you can read this again!

i) In Yugoslavian Hotel: The flattening of underwear with pleasure is the job of the chambermaid.

ii) In a Japanese hotel: you are invited to take advantage of the chambermaid.

iii) In the lobby of a Moscow hotel across from a Russian Orthodox monastery: You are welcome to visit the cemetery where famous Russian and Soviet composers, artists, and writers are buried daily except Thursday.

iv) Outside a Hong Kong dress shop: Ladies have fits upstairs.

v) Outside a Paris dress shop: dresses for street walking

vi) From the Soviet Weekly: There will be a Moscow Exhibition of Arts by 15,000 Soviet Republic painters and sculptors. These were executed over the past two years.

vii) A sign posted in Germany’s Black Forest: It is strictly forbidden on our black forest camping site that people of different sex, for instance; men and women, live together in one tent unless they are married with each other for that purpose.

viii) A translated sentence from a Russian chess book: A lot of water has been passed under the bridge since this variation has been played.

ix) In a Rome Laundry: Ladies, leave your clothes here and spend the afternoon having a good time.

x) In a Czechoslovakian tourist agency: Take one of our horse-driven city tours – we guarantee no miscarriages.

xi) Advertisement for donkey rides in Thailand: Would you like to ride on your own ass?

xii) On the faucet of a Finnish washroom: To stop the drip, turn cock to right.

xiii) In the window of a Swedish furrier: Fur coats made for ladies from their own skin.

xiv) Detour sign in Kyushi, Japan: Stop: Drive Sideways.

xv) In a Bangkok temple: It is forbidden to enter a woman even a foreigner if dressed as a man.

xvi) In Tokyo Bar: Special cocktails for the ladies with nuts.

ok.. that's all for today... If I can find more of this, gonna post it here.. and at my facebook notes.. oppss... at my facebook notes.. then post it here... huhu...


Sunday, April 3, 2011

Updating... after a while...

It has been months since my last post... nothing much to write today... but I have been spending some time watching youtube videos ... feel like sharing a few ...

Penguin Jumps On Sea Lion By Accident

Charlie Bit My Finger... a classic one...

I don't like you Mommy... hampeh tul budak ni....

Funny animal behaviour - Shy Octopus hides and blushes!

Funny Animals Video #12 - America's Funniest Home Videos Part 563


Wednesday, January 5, 2011

2011: Flying Out The Cacoon...

New Year is here again... bringing new hopes and resolutions.. (or more 'time' to materialise 'previous resolutions'... eheh )

A new year is unfolding—like a blossom with petals curled tightly concealing the beauty within.. How we unfold it is what matters.. Our perception of beauty is another.. Some may think that the previous year was not a good year for them or kinda 'suwey' , but to me, each year has it's own beauty in shaping our lifes. We might have faced some 'unique' challenges (unique? trying to be positive here..) last year but then, as the year passes, we might have grown stronger and better... as these challenges are meant to strenghten & develop our character.

So, let's start our New Year by making resolutions to eliminate the negativities in our lives. Our very first step is... make resolutions on how to overcome them.

I used to have this 'huge' self confidence problem, which may sound ridiculous to others. Living in this cacoon of low self esteem has eaten part of life and slowed down my success.. So, it is time for me to get over it! It's not that easy but I need to get started! Enough of it bugging my life. First and foremost, I should have a more positive outlook of life, smile more often and get a makeover! Makeover doesn't mean that we need expensive clothes & make up, but go and get the ones which are not expensive but 'suits' us well.

Second is, get organised! When we are not organised, we tend to be a bit, or sometimes very,  'kelam kabut' and this causes stress. When we are stressed out, our confidence level may also drop. So, go get that diary or planner and make use of it, Mazlina! Company bagi tu gunalah.. ish ish... simpan buat apa...

Ok, those are my resolutions this year... How about you?

Before I end, I would like to share with you the Recipe for a Happy New Year... (gotten it from the net, of course...) 

Take twelve fine, full-grown months; see that these are thoroughly free from old memories of bitterness, rancor and hate, cleanse them completely from every clinging spite; pick off all specks of pettiness and littleness; in short, see that these months are freed from all the past—have them fresh and clean as when they first came from the great storehouse of Time. Cut these months into thirty or thirty-one equal parts. Do not attempt to make up the whole batch at one time (so many persons spoil the entire lot this way) but prepare one day at a time.

Into each day put equal parts of faith, patience, courage, work (some people omit this ingredient and so spoil the flavor of the rest), hope, fidelity, liberality, kindness, rest (leaving this out is like leaving the oil out of the salad dressing— don’t do it), prayer, meditation, and one well-selected resolution. Put in about one teaspoonful of good spirits, a dash of fun, a pinch of folly, a sprinkling of play, and a heaping cupful of good humor..

Good Luck Guys... and Happy New Year!