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Learning About Racism June 30, 2013

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This is an interesting video on how Ms. Jane Elliott teach a group of Grade 3 students about racism and brotherhood. It is inspiring and awesome. Please watch and share!

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Jane Elliott is an American former schoolteacher, recognized most prominently as an anti-racism activist and educator, though also a feminist and LGBT activist.

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Visit To Jim Thompson’s House & Museum, Bangkok_Part 5 January 2, 2013

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Nice collection isn’t it?

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Jim Thompson’s Collections

Here are some of his collections at the servants house which is now converted to display his collections.

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I think this is either a door or a window. It can’t be open because they framed it

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This is how it looks like inside the small servant’s house

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More Chinese pottery! I think it is because Thailand’s King has close ties with China and these are specially design for the King

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A gigantic plate with nice flowery design

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More Chinese bowls on display and “NO” i did not make the bowl tumble over. It’s not me who did it!

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Cute and refine leaf design plates

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He just love these potteries

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His collection of Buddha and Gods

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The art of Shwe Chi Doe

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Another art of Shwe Chi Doe

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More arts on Shwe Chi Doe

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The definition of Shwe Chi Doe

This is the finale of the Visit To Jim Thompson’s House & Museum. I hope you enjoyed it as I did. The entrance fee to visit is 100 Baht (RM 10.00) which is inclusive of a souvenir and 35 minutes tour around his house and his history.

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Visit To Jim Thompson’s House & Museum, Bangkok_Part 3 January 2, 2013

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This was previously the Gardener’s house now being used to display ancient artifacts

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The Artifacts

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Another part of the house. The house is “L” shape. Some Japanese tourists admiring the artifacts

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Ancient manuscripts

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Beautiful drawings … I dunno if it is a story telling or not

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This might be story telling

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Another beautiful manuscript where some words already faded

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Ancient painting

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One of the many arts on display

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The beautiful Thai drawings up close

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Another drawing up close

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Beautiful Thai art

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Beautiful Art on Thai Culture

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Visit To Jim Thompson’s House & Museum, Bangkok_Part 2 January 2, 2013

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Jim Thompson’s initial made of flower buds

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The Tour Begins

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The breeding of worms & cocoons to produce silk

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A foreigner teaching her daughter on silk weaving

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Lions statues and beautifully carved teak

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Some of the many potteries that he collects

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Wooden teak hanging is actually a printing block use for printing. The pottery on display are the designs used for the printing blocks

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More beautiful decorations on display

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A pair of beautifully crafted Guardian Lions or “Fu Lions”

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My father would love the antic Chinese style table. Behind the table is the statue of the Buddha with the head chop off by thieves. The thieves thought that the statue was made of gold so they chopped it off. The statue was dated back in WWII

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This Imperial Guardian Lion is placed at the entrance of his house to ward off evil

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Visit To Jim Thompson’s House & Museum, Bangkok_Part 1 January 2, 2013

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Jim Thompson’s House & Museum is a famous tourist attraction

Introduction

The Jim Thompson House is the home of James H.W. Thompson, a self-made American entrepreneur who was the founder of the world renowned Jim Thompson Thai Silk Company. Thompson’s achievements during his 25 year stay in the Kingdom of Thailand have won him much fame as the “Legendary American of Thailand”.

For his contribution to the development of the Thai Silk industry, Jim Thompson was awarded the Order of the White Elephant, a decoration bestowed upon foreigners for having rendered exceptional service to Thailand. Thompson’s success story in Thailand has become one of the most popular postwar legends of Asia.

In 1967, Jim Thompson went on holiday with friends to the Cameron Highlands in Malaysia. There he set out for a walk in the surrounding jungle but never returned. Thus began the Jim Thompson legend.

Since his disappearance in 1967, little has changed in the home that was the ‘talk of the town’ and the ‘city’s most celebrated social center’. Even today, the charming Thai style house continues to be a key stop for visitors to Bangkok.

The house consists of a complex of six traditional Thai-style houses, teak structures that were purchased from several owners and brought to the present location from various parts of Thailand. Construction of the Thai house was completed in 1959.

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Get down from National Stadium BTS and take the complimentary cart to Jim Thompson’s House & Museum

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Jim Thompson’s house

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The waiting area where you can spend time shopping for some items or take some pictures while waiting for your tour

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Spend some time shopping for some silk products of Jim Thompson

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The cocoons and silk on display

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The process of producing silk called Reelilng

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The explanation of Reelilng and how it is done

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A beautiful lady working on the silk

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One of the many abstract arts on display at the gallery

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Onions – Interesting Facts That You Didn’t Know November 22, 2012

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In 1919 when the flu killed 40 million people there was this Doctor that visited the many farmers to see if he could help them combat the flu…

Many of the farmers and their families had contracted it and many died.

The doctor came upon this one farmer and to his surprise, everyone was very healthy. When the doctor asked what the farmer was doing that was different the wife replied that she had placed an unpeeled onion in a dish in the rooms of the home, (probably only two rooms back then). The doctor couldn’t believe it and asked if he could have one of the onions and place it under the microscope. She gave him one and when he did this, he did find the flu virus in the onion. It obviously absorbed the bacteria, therefore, keeping the family healthy.

Now, I heard this story from my hairdresser. She said that several years ago, many of her employees were coming down with the flu, and so were many of her customers. The next year she placed several bowls with onions around in her shop. To her surprise, none of her staff got sick. It must work. Try it and see what happens. We did it last year and we never got the flu.

Now there is a P. S. to this for I sent it to a friend in Oregon who regularly contributes material to me on health issues. She replied with this most interesting experience about onions:

Thanks for the reminder. I don’t know about the farmer’s story…but, I do know that I contacted pneumonia, and, needless to say, I was very ill… I came across an article that said to cut both ends off an onion put it into an empty jar, and place the jar next to the sick patient at night. It said the onion would be black in the morning from the germs…sure enough it happened just like that…the onion was a mess and I began to feel better.

Another thing I read in the article was that onions and garlic placed around the room saved many from the black plague years ago. They have powerful antibacterial, antiseptic properties.

This is the other note. Lots of times when we have stomach problems we don’t know what to blame. Maybe it’s the onions that are to blame. Onions absorb bacteria is the reason they are so good at preventing us from getting colds and flu and is the very reason we shouldn’t eat an onion that has been sitting for a time after it has been cut open.

LEFT OVER ONIONS ARE POISONOUS

I had the wonderful privilege of touring Mullins Food Products, Makers of mayonnaise. Questions about food poisoning came up, and I wanted to share what I learned from a chemist.

Ed, who was our tour guide, is a food chemistry whiz. During the tour, someone asked if we really needed to worry about mayonnaise. People are always worried that mayonnaise will spoil. Ed’s answer will surprise you. Ed said that all commercially-made mayo is completely safe.

“It doesn’t even have to be refrigerated. No harm in refrigerating it, but it’s not really necessary.” He explained that the pH in mayonnaise is set at a point that bacteria could not survive in that environment. He then talked about the summer picnic, with the bowl of potato salad sitting on the table, and how everyone blames the mayonnaise when someone gets sick.

Ed says that, when food poisoning is reported, the first thing the officials look for is when the ‘victim’ last ate ONIONS and where those onions came from (in the potato salad?). Ed says it’s not the mayonnaise (as long as it’s not homemade mayo) that spoils in the outdoors. It’s probably the ONIONS, and if not the onions, it’s the POTATOES.

He explained onions are a huge magnet for bacteria, especially uncooked onions. You should never plan to keep a portion of a sliced onion.. He says it’s not even safe if you put it in a zip-lock bag and put it in your refrigerator.

It’s already contaminated enough just by being cut open and out for a bit, that it can be a danger to you (and doubly watch out for those onions you put in your hotdogs at the baseball park!). Ed says if you take the leftover onion and cook it like crazy you’ll probably be okay, but if you slice that leftover onion and put on your sandwich, you’re asking for trouble. Both the onions and the moist potato in a potato salad, will attract and grow bacteria faster than any commercial mayonnaise will even begin to break down.

Also, dogs should never eat onions. Their stomachs cannot metabolize onions.

Please remember it is dangerous to cut an onion and try to use it to cook the next day, it becomes highly poisonous for even a single night and creates toxic bacteria which may cause adverse stomach infections because of excess bile secretions and even food poisoning.

Please pass this on to all you love and care about.

Note : This article is not written by me. I found it interesting and intend to share the interesting facts and knowledge with everyone. I love to eat raw onions when eating satay but now it made me think twice. How about sandwiches restaurants like Subway, will onions be part of the meal. Will you sacrifice the ingredient that make it taste better?

Quote of The Day November 12, 2012

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I’m still holding high hopes!! The past few years had been shit!
When can I become a beautiful butterfly?

Kristall – The Breakthrough in Screen Protection Nano Technology August 28, 2012

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This is the packaging of Kristall Screen Protector for smartphones

I recently met with a supplier who introduce me to this wonderful product and was amazed with it after using for over a month. No more screen protector stickers with bubbles and scratches or even replacing a new one when it is worn out. The Kristall Liquid Screen Protector provides you with invisible protection which is suitable for smartphones, tablets, notebook monitor, desktop monitor and many more.

Why Liquid Screen Protector?

It is easy to apply and it is affordable which last for approximately 1 year. It is scratch proof and reduce finger marks on your phone especially if you play lots of games on your smartphone. It improves the clarity and provides a glossy finish which provides you with a brighter and sharper image on your product which you apply. I am loving it!!

Here is a video on how to apply.

Replace your screen protector now with the new liquid protector. It was just launched recently and available in the market for RM 25.90 (price may vary but that is the recommended retail price). For more information on the product, please visit http://www.kristall.com.my

Quote of The Day July 19, 2012

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I believe that sometimes you need to be hold back in order to move ahead!

Those who cannot accept the dragging will plunge deeper behind, unmotivated!

Quote of The Day July 10, 2012

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The secret of success

If you don’t succeed at first,

Try and try harder again!