Archive for May, 2011

Eczema

Have you heard of ‘Eczema’? No, not Alzheimer, but ECZEMA. There’s a huge difference between those two and let me show you.

To those of you who do not know, Eczema (ɛk sə mə or ek-suh-muh/ig-zee-muh) is a chronic skin disorder that involves scaly and itchy rashes. The term eczema is derived from the Greek, meaning “to boil out” because the skin seemed to be “boiling”, according to ancient medical practitioners. Alzheimer (ɑlts haɪ mər/ælts haɪ mər/ɔlts haɪ mər or ahlts-hahy-merz) is a general term for memory loss and other intellectual abilities serious enough to interfere with daily life. Alzheimer’s disease accounts for 50 to 80 percent of dementia cases. If you still do not understand (which probably due to brain freeze or lack of vitamin D), eczema is a SKIN disease while Alzheimer’s is a BRAIN disease (well sort of)

So for today’s article, I’ll be focusing on Eczema. The following are the causes of Eczema:

  • Stress
  • Allergies to pollen, mold, dust mites, or animals
  • Colds or the flu
  • Contact with rough materials
  • Dry skin
  • Exposure to environmental irritants
  • Exposure to water
  • Feeling too hot or too cold
  • Fragrances or dyes added to skin lotions or soaps

Therefore to limit irritation, avoid potential chemical triggers by opting for soapless cleansers and wearing gloves when cleaning or gardening. If those don’t help, redness could indicate an allergy to nickel in jewelry, chemicals in products, or antibiotics. I take myself as an example, I have Eczema. I can’t wear nickel jewelleries, wash the dishes with my bare hands. As Penicillin is one of the best antibiotics for most people, I’m allergic to it.

There are few ways to treat Eczema. If you have rashes on your body, DO NOT scratch them. Believe me, I used to scratch as I could not stand the irritation and the effect was really really bad. Keep water contact as brief as possible and use less soap than usual. Short, cooler baths are better then long, hot baths. Do not scrub or dry the skin too hard or for too long. After bathing, it is important to apply lubricating creams, lotions, or ointment on the skin while it is damp. This will help trap moisture in the skin.

If your condition gets worse, do consult a skin specialist. I would suggest:

DR. SIVADAS, 

Klinik Nagoke

No. 9, Laluan Sungai Durian,

31800 Tanjong Tualang,

Perak Darul Ridzuan

05-3609217


Street Fiesta – 28th May 2011

Barcelona fans and United fans in Malaysia! Here’s your chance to watch the UEFA Champions League Finals – on a big screen of course! The Barisan Nasional Youth is organizing an event called Street Fiesta. The event will take place at Dataran MBI Ipoh on the 28th May 2011 from 3pm to 5am. Yes, you read it right, it’s from 3 in the afternoon until 5 in the MORNING. So how will this event be beneficial if it ends in the wee hours? Well, to start off, it is filled with programs that have been coordinated for the whole entire day!

  • Street Soccer Competition
  • 3 on 3 Street Basketball Competition
  • Street Dance (Shuffle)
  • Flea Market (Ladies Uptown)
  • Cybergames
  • Celebrities Appearances

On top of all that, the main attraction of this event would definitely be the live telecast of UEFA Champions League Finals, Barcelona vs Manchester United. Woo hooo! The show airs at 2.45am, Sunday morning. One thing’s for sure, whoever wins this game I’ll be happy because I support both teams! So come one, come all to Street Fiesta! Come and support your team!

For more info, go to Peraknews.com


Yunus and Yat’s Surprise Birthday Party

Last week, Sheril Bustaman (find her on FB) and I came up with an idea of surprising our men with a birthday party. So we invited few of our closest friends to the party. Sadly, most of them could not attend due to their commitments. I want it to be a surprise so when I called Adiba, she came up with the idea of “kononnya” we are celebrating Hafiedz’s birthday, if the boys ask. We stick to our plan. The party was held at Shougun, One Utama.

Partners in crime - Dottie and Sheril

Anyways, here’s what happened.

On Friday afternoon(May 13th 2011) my family and I checked into Hotel UiTM Shah Alam to attend my graduation ceremony the following day. That evening, Yunus was in UiTM Shah Alam for work and he came to the hotel to pick me up right after as we were supposed to attend “Hafiedz’s birthday party” at Shogun OU. We left the hotel at 6.30pm because we had to reach there by 8pm. After all the jam and the drama at the parking lot, we managed to ENTER OU at 8.15pm. We walked to Gap Kids where Sheril and Yat were waiting. Both of us were sort of killing time and the boys, especially Yunus were a bit worried that the party will not happen because we were busy lingering around the mall (specifically MPH) and not sit and wait for Hafiedz in Shogun. The plan was almost ruined when Yunus tarik muka.

The crime scene (pic taken frm Google)

The reason why we lingered around was because we wanted to wait until everyone arrived at the restaurant but unfortunately, all of them got stuck in the jam. It was almost 9pm and Sheril and I decided that we just enter Shogun and tell the boys. Akira, Yunus’ best friend was already there, so all 4 of us went to our table, Yunus had already suspected it. Sheril told me to break the news and the boys blushed (oh so cute!) They said they had already suspected it but just kept quiet. After we broke the news, the boys went to the food counter and we girls pretended to go to the ladies. The truth is we went down to look for a cake. 5 minutes later, Yunus called and ask where were we and i told him we are at the loo and he said “beli cake ke? buat susah-susah je” Ok, perasan di situ. Why do you have to spoil everything? haiihhh! So anyway, we managed to buy a cake for both of them.

We went back to Shogun and passed the cake to the personnel. We acted normal and took our food and eat. Half an hour later, when we were about to finish, i asked the restaurant personnel to bring the cake and sing happy birthday. 2 minutes later a guy came to our table with the cake BUT no song. i was like “What?” Imagine, someone brings you a birthday cake and no chorus. Weird! After he left our table, we started singing the “Happy Birthday” song. The minute we stopped singing everyone kept quiet as we were shocked by the song that was playing in the restaurant. The intro made us speechless. I must say it was kinda like the MU intro song. Yes. Rupa-rupanya they were playing the “Happy Birthday” song! It was so loud that everyone in the restaurant clapped together with the song. The birthday boys were blushing and of course, were jumping of excitement. Mind you that this is their 31st birthday celebration. After the song they cut the cake (they look like a cute couple though)

Boys cutting the cake

Boys 'rebut' cake

Comelness

So, after all that, we cut the cake and distributed to 4 tables near us and cleared everything. Sheril and I are relieved that it’s over and excited to plan the next one! What is important is that the boys enjoyed themselves. For more pictures, Click Here. We would like to thank Akira, Adiba and Mac and his family for coming!

After all the hard work, we girls NEED to snap pictures!

Two for the album!

Peace out!

A B C in Spanish

Son By Four – A Puro Dolor

Perdona si te estoy llamando en este momento

Pero me hacía falta escuchar de nuevo

Aunque sea un instante tu respiración

Disculpa sé que estoy violando nuestro juramento

Sé que estás con alguien que no es el momento

Pero hay algo urgente que decirte hoy

Que estoy muriendo, muriendo por verte

Agonizando, muy lento y muy fuerte

Vida, devuélveme mis fantasías

Mis ganas de vivir la vida

Devuélveme el aire

Cariño mío, sin ti yo me siento vacío

Las tardes son un laberinto

Y las noches me saben

A puro dolor

Quisiera decirte que hoy estoy de maravilla

Que no me ha afectado lo de tu partida

Pero con un dedo no se tapa el sol

Y estoy muriendo, muriendo por verte

Agonizando, muy lento y muy fuerte

Vida, devuélveme mis fantasías

Mis ganas de vivir la vida

Devuélveme el aire

Cariño mío, sin ti yo me siento vacío

Las tardes son un laberinto

Y las noches me saben

A puro dolor

Vida, devuélveme mis fantasías

Mis ganas de vivir la vida

Devuélveme el aire

Cariño mío, sin ti yo me siento vacío

Las tardes son un laberinto

Y las noches me saben

A puro dolor

Perdona si te estoy llamando en este momento

Pero me hacía falta escuchar de nuevo

Aunque sea un instante tu respiración