Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Something Info to Share

Being too bored this afternoon, I grabbed Just English Magazine from my sister's book shelf to quench my thirst for knowledge info. This is Vol 4, Issue 4, sorry I can't tell whether it is the latest issue (Thanks to the great indexing). Compared to the issues I read two years ago, I found there is a quantum leap in the language used and content in the magazine. Okay, cut the crap, let me go to the main topic today which I would like to share.

Besides keeping us warmer in winter and making us to sleep better, Cocoa can actually help battle high blood pressure as effectively as drugs prescribed to hypertension patients; and indirectly reduce the chance of getting a heart attack and a stroke.

There is a hot spring named Sungai Klah or Tambun Hot Springs in Ipoh, or precisely located somewhere 30-minute-drive from Ipoh town. At a stone's throw away, we can make ourselves an adventurous day in a park where there are flying-fox, abseiling, rock-climbing, white-water rafting and high-rope courses.

Aeroplane is the most hazardous mode of transport for climate change as an-hour-flight emits carbon dioxide as much as carbon emission from a few thousands miles driving (almost a year)! So the advice to those rich people, try to use car, train or bus instead if the journey is reasonably within short distance.

Manual cars and driving within the speed in the lowest gear possible can help reduce the consumption of petrol. So we can save money and environment at the same time. One stone, two birds. =) So dudes, please try not to drift so often (I was told drifting is using a high gear while making a corner turn).

The above two is categorized as ecodriving (new term learned today).

Find this rather interesting and meaningful while I was browsing through blogs:

"As long as there is poverty in the world,
I can never be rich, even if I have a billion dollars.
As long as diseases are rampant and millions of people in this world cannot expect to live more than twenty-eight or thirty years,
I can never be totally healthy, even if I just got a clean bill of health from the Mayo clinic.
I can never be what I ought to be, until you are what you ought to be.
This is the way our world was made.
No individual or nation can stand out boasting of being independent,
we are interdependent."

=taken from Sae-Rom=


Kynne said...
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Kynne said...

wah..captain's current look is too fat la...
yes,driving within de speed in lowest gear wil save ur petro n environment,but it may cause more road acident.
let me explain.if u driving at 80kmh,using lowest 5/6 gear. suddenly,u hav to avoid a large drain cover or sth,acident may just happen.
so ecodriving,wil it eco frenly too?
neway,thnks 4 sharing!

nostalgia.jesskang said...

Stupid blogspot lor. Squeeze my picture..

~K£cќ~ said...

I dun think its squeeze lo .. its stretched XD