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Water Filter

Posted by: popoyan  /  Category: Health

Wow, my last post was on 10-Jun-09 which is 15 days earlier. I have not been updating my blog for such a long time. Never mind, I’m back now.

Have any of your drink direct water from water tab from your house? I remember that when I was still small, I saw people just open up tab water and drink directly. However, I don’t see this anymore today. May be I’m staying in a small kampung when I’m small and I’m now staying in town area where people are more hygine concern.

OK, lets say you boil your water before drink it. Do you fileter your water before put them into kettle to boil it? Do your house have any water filter installed? big or small? tall or short? fat or thin? any kind of water filter.

I’m now staying in a condominium where we have 8 unit per floor and guess what? 5 of them installed filter at the source of the water before the water actually coming in to their house. You might ask what about the remaining 3?

Unfortunately, the remaining 3 no longer able to install any water filter at the water source as the space in the meter room is already used up as picture below.


Yes, all the 5 unit are installing these kind of GIANT water filter and I think this is one of the most popular water filter sold nowaday.

Am I in the list of 5 which have filter installed or am I in the list of 3 which do not have filter installed? Thank God, I’m so lucky that one of the filter is helping me to filter the water before I use them for any purpose.

Which among the filter is mine? See below.


We clean our filter every 2 or 3 months and the yakkie brown color will flow for around 5 minutes every time we wash it. Imagine if all these yakkie brown water goes into your stomach. Scary.

So, there are 2 choice for you now.

Install a filter or You become the filter

I have installed a filter few years back. I love you my filter.


Wanna sweat a lot without sports?

Posted by: popoyan  /  Category: Health

Wow Wow Wow !!!

Our office is located in Suntech Tower, Bayan Baru, Penang. Suntech Tower is a office building that suppose to have facilities like gym, steam, sauna, etc.  Unfortunately, the gym facilities is not up yet.

I went for steam and sauna today after wotk with Yeong Yeong and Annie.  This is my first time experiencing steam and sauna.

Inside the steam room, we set the temperature to around 28 degree celcious and stay in teh steam room for around 30 minutes. At first, we are so excited seing the steam coming out from a pipe. When more and more steam is filling up the room, my eye sight become blur due to all those steam. Feeling like we are at Genting Highland but at high temperature. Yeong Yeong was sitting opposite with me and I was not able even to see Yeong Yeong due to all the steam that filled up teh room.

I started to feel more and more difficult to breath. May be due to our nose has yet to get use to the high temperature plus the higher pressure in the room I guess. Slowly, I feel better. I sometime breath through mouth instead of nose.

In the steam room, I can feel that my body, hand, leg are all cover with water. However, I’m not sure are those our sweat or the steam that converted into water when touches our body. As we have set the timer for only around 30 minutes, the steam stop coming out around 10 minutes earlier so that the room temperature slowly go down and the steam slowly disappear. Not bad, may consider go again.

After around 30 minutes in steam room, we move to the sauna room just beside the steam room. We have activate the sauna room heater earlier before we enter the steam room. So, the heater is already heated up and we directly pour some water on the heated stone. Wow, the heat started to come up and fill up the room.

Sauna is totally different feel compare to steam. In sauna room, we feel the heat but the room is dry. Yeong Yeong and Annie started to sweat very fast, me started to sweat slow. It is very obvious that we sweat a lot a lot within around 30 minutes. We can feel our sweat coming out like water flow out from body and drop to the floor.

Total sweat that came out within this 30 minutes is much much much more compare to playing badminton for 1 hour non-stop. Song. Siok. Feeling so nice after sweating a lot.

After that, we take a bath and went back office to collect our belongings before leaving the office. We are planning to visit either steam or sauna once a week in the future. Why? cause we can actually sweat so much without going through all those tough sport which will ended up cause us feeling so tired.

Oh Yeah, steam and sauna, see you next week.

Not feeling well today

Posted by: popoyan  /  Category: Health

Today morning got little bit of cough. Just few sound of cough only.

Then lunch hour went back home to pay maintenance fee during lunch hour. Since already drive out, me and Seong Seong went to BJ to eat the best “tai lok mee” in Penang at a coffee shop near BJ.

May be due to in and out and in and out from the car and having cold and hot and cold and hot temperature, when I back to office, a bit not feeling well. Feel like a bit running nose.

Haha, so many people claim I’m infected by Swine Flu. Hahah.

Swine flu is normally virulent only in pigs, but it is now crossed over to humans.

Symptoms of swine flu are having

  • fever
  • cough
  • sore throat
  • vomitting
  • diarrhea
  • headache
  • chills

In case of you having any of the above symptoms, better to check it out before too late.

10 Tips to Staying Young in 2009

Posted by: popoyan  /  Category: Health

Yoh .. Yoh … Year 2009 will not be an easy year for all. It is a OX year and most of us are expected to be working like OX -> working very hard. haha.


So, how do you plan to keep yourself stay young in such a difficult year? No worry, you will not need to spend a lot of money to keep yourself young. Let’s begin to stay young NOW.


1) Throw out non-essential numbers. This includes age, weight and height. Let the doctors worry about them. That is why you pay “them”

2) Keep only cheerful friend like me. The grouches pull you down.

3) Keep learning. Learn more about the computer,craft, gardening, whatever. Never let the brain idle.

4) Enjoy the simple things.

5) Laugh often long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath.

6) The tears happen. Endure, grieve and move on. The only person that is with us our entire life is ourselves. Be alive while you are alive.

7) Surround yourself with what you love, whether is your family, your pets, music, plants, hobbies, whatever. Let your home be your resort.

8) Cherish your health. If it is good, preserve it. If it is unstable, improve it. If it is beyond what you can improve, get help.

9) Don’t take guilt trips. Take a trip to the mall, even to the next country; to a foreign country but NOT to where the guilt is.

10) Tell the people you love that you love them at every opportunity.


10 Brain Damaging Habits

Posted by: popoyan  /  Category: Health

Do you consider your health is more important or total money inside your pocket or bank account is more important?


Below are some tips to help in keeping your brain in healty condition to help you bring in more and more money into your pocket and bank account. Haha.


1. No Breakfast
People who do not take breakfast are going to have a lower blood sugar level.
This leads to an insufficient supply of nutrients to the brain causing brain degeneration.
Solutions: remember to eat breakfast no matter how busy you are for the day. It helps to keep you more energetic to process and perform all your work.


2. Overeating
It causes hardening of the brain arteries, leading to a decrease in mental power.
Solutions: do not go for buffet so often :P as normally people will eat as much as hey can so that it worth what they are paying.


3. Smoking
It causes multiple brain shrinkage and may lead to Alzheimer disease.
Solutions: DO NOT SMOKE. I never heard any good thing about smoking. Everyone is promoting non-smoking campaign everywhere.


4. High Sugar consumption
Too much sugar will interrupt the absorption of proteins and nutrients causing malnutrition and may interfere with brain development.
Solutions: try lessen sugar intake level for your own good. reduce your sugar intake level step by step and not avoid sugar in total as our body do need sugar to work as well. 


5. Air Pollution
The brain is the largest oxygen consumer in our body. Inhaling polluted air decreases the supply of oxygen to the brain, bringing about a decrease in brain efficiency.
Solutions: plant some small plant in your office or house to purify the air condition and do recycle items that can be recycle.


6. Sleep Deprivation
Sleep allows our brain to rest. Long term deprivation from sleep will accelerate the death of brain cells.
7. Head covered while sleeping
Sleeping with the head covered increases the concentration of carbon dioxide and decrease concentration of oxygen that may lead to brain damaging effects.
Solutions: Studies show that people who sleep between 6.5 hours to 7.5 hours  a night live the longest. And people who sleep more then 8 hours or less than 6.5 hours live quite as long.


8. Working your brain during illness
Working hard or studying with sickness may lead to a decrease in effectiveness of the brain as well as damage the brain.
Solutions: Make sure you have enough rest when your bosy hint you to rest.


9. Lacking in stimulating thoughts
Thinking is the best way to train our brain, lacking in brain stimulation thoughts may cause brain shrinkage.
Solutions: may take part in organizing some event/activities among friends and  participate in any brainstorm session to train your brain to think more.


10. Talking Rarely
Intellectual conversations will promote the efficiency of the brain
Solutions: share any new idea you have in mind with related personnel and talk to them to further elaborate what you have in mind so that all the cell in your brain will be connected in more efficient way.