Thursday, July 22, 2010


First of all, congratulation to Facebook!!! Now FACEBOOK USER HITS 500 MILLION !! 
What a great achievement for a social web that was created to mend a broken heart in the 1st place. Nowadays, Facebook become one of world's largest and most popular social networking website.

I am grateful to Facebook because through this social networking now I am connected to my family and relative from Sabah and enable me to know about their updates and what happened to them though I am staying far away from them.

I joined F on September last year in hope to track back all of my friend that i have lost contact for several years due to my personal crisis. My 1st successful find are my friend from Ibukota Kinabalu Collage (KIK), Nattana Simon and she was the one who suggested most of my friend from KIK. Then i managed to track down my relatives and friend from Sabah especially from my hometown Ranau. Though I rarely meet them all in person but at least I shared a lot of things such a ideas, updates, pictures, events, interest etc. with them via FB. 

Though Facebook have been condemned of being the cause of martial problem increases yet I am not totally agreed with those who condemned FB because it depended to the user to determined whether FB gave good or bad effect in our life. As for me, I am using FB mainly to stay in touch with my friends, family and relatives beside to have more friends all over the world. Importantly, we must use our brain while using social networking such as FB and not our gut or lust.

So, THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH FB for reconnecting me with my friends, family and relative especially those who live in Sabah.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

UFO in Sabah??? Do You believe It?

I was browsing through the star online when an article about UFO sighting at Sabah caught my attention ( Read this link----> UFO sighting cause stir at beach resort. )
My 1st reaction was " gosh, not again".

UFO sighting is not a extraordinary topic anymore. A lot of pro-claimed have been reported about UFO and some of them also claimed that they were abducted by those UFO. A lot of TV series or movies also inspired from UFO story such as The X-Files and Roswell. ( Well, I am fan of this series actually )

I have read an article from CNN reporter, Phil Gast about a recent sighting at China at this link Talk about EERIE

  • Two UFO sightings were recently reported in eastern China
  • One incident shut down operations at an airport
  • Museum in Roswell, New Mexico, gets reports of UFO sightings
  • Web site contends purported photos of one incident are not legitimate
No country in the world seems to lack manifestations of the UFO Phenomenon. Malaysia, situated geographically in the heart of South-East Asia, has its share too of this baffling and controversial mystery. 
Here is the link of article & document about UFO in Malaysia----> UFO EVIDENCE ; UFOs in Malaysia

I am not UFO fan but it just shocked me to know that UFO sighting also occurred in Sabah. Hopefully what all of those witness said were based on the truth and not their add-on story. Sometimes we can't really trust our sight because bias always happened especially with our eyes that can tricked easily.

Most important, whatever they said, hopefully they say it in their sane condition and not with tapai or lihing or montoku effected their system..

OXIS : Review


OXIS International, Inc. develops technologies and products to research, diagnose, treat and prevent diseases of oxidative stress associated with damage from free radical and reactive oxygen species and the related increased inflammation that accompanies oxidative stress. OXIS presently holds the rights to three therapeutic classes of compounds in the treatment of oxidative stress, and has focused commercialization programs in clinical cardiovascular markers, including MPO myeloperoxidase and GPx (glutathione peroxidase), as well as the super potent antioxidant, Ergothioneine, that is planned to be introduced as an over-the-counter nutraceutical supplement. OXIS's customers include leading pharmaceutical companies such as Pfizer, Glaxo Smith Kline and Genzyme and universities such as Baylor College of Medicine, University of Minnesota, Virginia School of Technology, distributors and government laboratories.

OXIS International, Inc. is engaged in the research, development and sale of product that counteract the harmful effect of " Oxidative Stress ". Their product were include therapeutic nutraceutical product, cosmeceutical product and proprietary formulation and clinical product.OXIS primary products incorporate and emphasize the multifaceted “super antioxidant” compound, L-­Ergothioneine (“ERGO”), as a key component .

Oxidative stress represent an imbalance between the production of reactive oxygen species and the biological system's ability to readily detoxifying the reactive intermediate or to repair the resulting damage. All form of life maintain a reducing environment which is preserved by enzymes that maintain the reduced state through a constant input of metabolic energy within their cell. Disturbance in this normal redox state can cause toxic effects through the production of peroxides and free radical that damage all component of cell, including protein, lipid and DNA. 

ERGO is a unique, naturally occurring anti-oxidant/anti-inflammatory agent that is abundant in most plants and animals. ERGO cannot be synthesized by humans and therefore is available only from dietary sources. Oxis was the first company to develop a patented synthetic process for the manufacture of pure ERGO. The proprietary manufacturing process has been approved in North America, Japan, and Western Europe.
Ergothioneine protects the skin from oxidative and DNA damage.   It is an antioxidant, protecting the mitochondrial membrane against oxidation.   It will transfer fatty acids into the mitochondria to help use oxygen efficiently and to produce more energy.  It also protects DNA from the oxidation of guanine.  Ergothioneine reduces TNF-Alpha (Tumor Necrosis Factor), a stress signal cytokine.In other words, product with EGRO also contained with Glutathione, an antioxidant that help protect cells from reactive oxygen species such as free radical and peroxides.

For those who looking for anti-aging supplementary based on plant extract, i think Oxis offered alternative solution with their coming soon product. 
Two product from OXIS as below that have the benefit of "super antioxidant"  will launch on summer 2010: 
  • “Ergo-Pur™”  - ERGO-Pur is a pure form of our highly potent multifaceted antioxidant which we anticipate will be used in some cases in concert with:
  • “Ergo-Plex™” – ERGO-Plex is a combination of ERGO plus other functional nutraceutical ingredients directed at Joint Health.  
More information about OXIS and their products, services as well as current SEC filings may be obtained by visiting  and

People who interested with the Oxis updates may join and follow them on and also at


    Monday, July 19, 2010


    I am book lover. It's sound funny but i do love book as much as i love my work..
    When I start reading I won't sleep, not until I finish reading the book. Once I start reading, nothing can't stop except for attending my kids need.

    Before i was introduced to online website that enable me to download a book/novel/etc. I bought my reading material from local bookstore such as MPH and POPULAR. Since I get to know  website such as Wattpad, 4Shared etc. I prefer to download it from those website. However for my hard copy collection I still buy some of it from the bookstore.

    Reading the downloaded copy and reading the hard copy is two different experience but i like either of it as long as i can read as  many as i can. Well reading the hard copy one will definitely save energy a lot because it won't need us to switch on our computer and we can bring it anywhere we want. However when i am out of budget to buy one, i will surf through the web and download it from there.

    Reading is one of my way to release my tension. My hubby found it weird and funny but I do find my peace in reading.I have no preference in my reading material. I can read fictional, non-fictional, science, art, magazine etc as long as it can give me information and satisfaction.. However I love reading romance novel. My favorite author is Julie Garwood, Sidney Sheldon, Agatha Christie, Sara Craven, Lynne Graham, Judith McNaught, L.J.Smith and many more..

    I also like classic book such Jane Eyre, Bronte' Sister, Wuthering Height, Pride and Prejudice, Sense And Sensibility, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet etc.. I have a very long list!

    I am trying to plant my reading enthusiasm in my kids and I am very proud of myself because so far all of my kids show their interest in books. I really hope they won't follow their father dislike in books. My hubby never show interest in reading material other than entertainment and sports magazine and also newspaper. But I think it's better than nothing.

    People who do not read tend to miss a lot of useful information, idea, knowledge, alertness etc. In fact, they will miss a lot of things.. No wonder person like Paris Hilton who admitted that she never read don't know anything about life but her own life.. Following link noted down few tips for those who want to learn to love reading;

    How to Love Reading

    I know how hard to educate our kids to love books because me too having the same problem. I have search through the net and found some useful tips for mother and father out there who want their kids love reading:

    Reading Tips ( By Reach Out And Read National Center )
    1) Make Reading Part of Every Day - Read at bedtime or on the bus.
    2) Have Fun - Children who love books learn to read. Books can be part of special time with your child.
    3) A Few Minutes is OK - Young children can only sit for a few minutes for a story, but as they grow, they will sit longer.
    4) Talk About the Pictures - You do not have to read the book to tell a story.
    5) Let Your Child Turn the Pages - Babies need board books and help to turn pages, but your three year-old can do it alone.
    6) Show Your Child the Cover Page - Explain what the story is about.
    7) Show Your Child the Words - Run your finger along the words as you read them.
    8) Make the Story Come Alive - Create voices for the story characters and use your body to tell the story.
    9) Ask Questions About the Story - What do think will happen next? What is this?
    10) Let Your Child Ask Questions About the Story - Use the story as an opportunity to engage in conversation and to talk about familiar activities and objects.
    11) Let your Child Tell the Story - Children as young as three years old can memorize a story and many children love an opportunity to express their creativity.

    Books are the legacies that a great genius leaves to
    mankind, which are delivered down from generation to
    generation as presents to the posterity of those who are yet unborn,
    ~ Joseph Addison  ~

     A room without books is like a body without a soul.
    ~ Marcus T. Cicero ~

    When I look back, I am so impressed again
    with the life-giving power of literature. 
    If I were a young person today, trying to gain a sense of
    myself in the world, I would do that again by reading,
    just as I did when I was young.
    ~ Maya Angelou ~

    Read not to contradict and confute; nor to believe and take for granted;
    nor to find talk and discourse; but to weigh and consider.
    Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed,
    and some few to be chewed and digested:
    that is, some books are to be read only in parts,
    others to be read, but not curiously, and some few
    to be read wholly, and with diligence and attention. 
    ~ Francis Bacon ~
    Why does a charge disrupt the varying mystic?

    HAPPY 8TH BIRTHDAY !!! Story of my eldest son

    His name is Ilhan Rafiq, born on 19th July 2002 at Mutiara Maternity Centre. He was born while I am still struggling with my study at UKM. When I found out that I was conceiving with my eldest, I was so ashamed,scared and devastated. I almost quit from pursuing my study and even considered to abort him but I am very lucky to have such a great family especially my beloved parent who never give up on me though I was the one who tarnished my family image. 

    Looking into his eyes for the 1st time after gave birth of him really a moment to cherish. I still remember the emotion of being a mother for the 1st time.. He was really cute and adorable. I am glad that I gave birth of him. If people want to condemn anyone, let me be the one who bear it because he is innocent. I was the sinful one. 
    He give me purpose and strength to continue my study and my life. I ignore all of those condemnation stares and glares from my peers and keep my head up to my future. In my mind I stick one phrases " Past is past. I can't change it but i can determine and set a new and better future for me and my son". 

    He have through a lot of trouble with me. I still remember when I have to ask my friends help to take care of him while i am taking my examination because nobody taking care of him. We went off to UKM by my husband scooter early in the morning.. It's really an hour freezing and long journey for a 11th month old baby. I am very thankful to my friend ; Claire Andrew and Claire "Kerry" Fabian for taking care of him all of those time. They are among those people who never look down on me but keep encouraging me from time to time. 

    He was the one who really excited to have his baby brother. He said at last he have a friend to play with. He loves his brother dearly though they always pick up with each other. He was the one inpatient to see his baby sister. I still remember his blabbing about his baby sister. 

    I really regret because he never meet my beloved father, his grandfather in person. I was planning to bring him to my hometown so that my father will know him better but my father passed away before i manage to. Fate always crossed my way.

    He shared a lot of bad and good times with me. He saw all of the misery i been through. He was even the one who always console me every time I cried and upset. Sometimes i was so mean to him but he never blamed me and he took everything i did as a punishment.

    He is a shy boy. He  loves sucking his thumb finger. I ask him once why? he said , sucking his finger calming him. He is brilliant and clever boy. He likes dreaming.. I saw him once talking to himself while watching his father aquarium yet he was not talking by himself, he was creating a story of his  own. When i think back, it's really funny and i really hope i can catch the moment in video..

    My dearest son, Mama might seem harsh, strict, mean sometime to you but above all Mama love you very much. Mama hope you will grow up to be a useful, good and responsible gentleman. May God always with you and blesses the journey of your life..


    Monday, July 12, 2010

    A Mother's Fear, A Mother's Love..

    Yesterday I read an article from The Star Sunday about a confession from a teenage girl on her sexual activities. The article really shocked me and opened my eyes to the reality that youngster behavior and lifestyle nowadays really have changed into something that we should called morality catastrophe.The teenager admitted that sex is no longer a hidden topic but it was something happened everyday and everywhere especially among teenagers.

    As a mother, the fear i feel for my kids future is something real and i believed parent out there also feel the same insecurity because of the growth of social issues. Reading those article really dreaded my mind and heart because i have a baby girl who will grow up and I don't want  her to involved in any unhealthy activities. I have told my hubby about my fear for my kids especially for my daughter and despite of his assurance that he will always watch out for our daughter I still have the fear..

    At office i always think of them because i am afraid that they will choose a bad friend who can influence them into doing something horrible. I wish i have an extra eye so that i can watch them all day long and night. But I m just a mere human and all I can do is praying to the Almighty one to watch over them for me..

    As a mother who once a teenager i admitted that i have done mistake but i learn from my mistake and now it's my responsibility to ensure that my kids won't do the same mistake i have done. Now i understand my beloved parent feeling all of those year i have put them on misery especially my father.. I want the best for my kids and I will  never ever hate them or cast them away though they might did some mistake.. If they lost in their way, I will always by their side to guide them back to the track..

    Friday, July 9, 2010

    Internet Love Scam..., Don't Let Yourself Become A Victim

    Internet love scam is not a new issue in Malaysia. For the past few years a lot of such cases involved internet love scam which is conducted by Nigerian syndicate was been reported and to our surprise it's still prolong till now despite of the warning from local authority and government.

    The latest victim was a professor from Sarawak. In her report , she said her net love posed as a handsome British men who have a very successful career and looking for the right person to be his life partner or in other word a wife. She lodged a report after she didn't received her parcel from the "British men" after she banked in the payment into required from a female caller who claimed that she is a officer from custom department. Last night the Nigerian syndicate was busted by our local authority after they traced the owner of the account bank who turned to be a local female citizen in which the victim banked in the payment. If i am not mistaken, 8 Nigerian and 1 local female was arrested. That's a good job done by our police department and we should be thankful to them for bringing down another group of heartless criminal who played with heart and love.

    Then i was remember that i did once encounter a guy from Tagged who posed as a British man from wales but working at Japan as a electronic engineer who called himself as Jeff Joe. Ironically, despite of me telling him that i m just looking for friendship, he keep courting me online using a very sweet talk, so i just follow his flow and let him think that i have fallen into him. Then after few weeks chatting via MSN, he ask for my address so i give him fake one. I am not stupid and i am well aware about internet love scam. I just want to know how far he gonna do.

    Few days after giving him my fake address and  my real contact number, he told me that he already shipped a package for me using courier services named as United Cago Services. He even give me the link to those courier service website to check on the parcel he sent to me and my password to check the parcel route.. Here is the link--->

    He sound really convincing and touching when he told me what he sent to me and why he sent it, so no wonder other woman especially those who longed for a gentleman and not alert to the latest scam and fraud happened online will fall for him. Then I received a call from a foreign guy who claimed he is united cago services delivery agent in Malaysia to inform me that the parcel already arrived at KLIA and will undergo security check. You know what the guy sound like a African or Nigerian!!! I just okay to him because i am curious what will happened next.

    Then i received an email from the delivery agent not from the courier services itself asking me to make payment of RM1505 for Gov tax (RM655) and custom duty (RM850) into an CIMB account number. I really wished i saved that email but since it was in my junk email then it was discarded already. In a mean while Jeff Joe keep in touch with me via MSN asking me about the parcel progress. So i told him that the parcel was arrived at Malaysia already but i couldn't afford to pay the amount asked by the delivery agent. I asked him to pay the amount for me and guess what, he give me thousand excuses including the unacceptable one like the courier service accept cash only.

    So i told this British man that I am well know about shipping things because my company also deals with import export and all payment is made on delivery not before delivery and  i never heard of any courier services such as united cago services and the link he gave to me is not a website. So i told him i want to ask my friend from police department to check on the problem. Guess what, he panicked and ask me not to do anything. He said he will come to Malaysia by himself to settle the parcel problem..

    Since that day i never heard any from him anymore.. It seem like he disappeared just like that.. But  I am happy and glad because I am one of those woman who manage to survive from being a victim to internet love scam. Thanks to my alertness to global and local issues. But I am bit sad because i did not no anything to prevent them from finding other victims. I mean I should tell the authority about it.

    Woman especially widowed, single and loner should be more careful with online dating. Don't let yourself become another victim of internet love scam. I understand that online dating is something fun but don't let yourself carried away by it. Like I always said, use your brain not your gut and lust.

    - Article from The star ( part of )
    "A lonely person who receives attention via the Internet or face-to-face will be extremely vulnerable, and this can develop into a more serious relationship,” said Jaques from Integrated Psychological Network Sdn Bhd.
    People fall for nice words. Lonely people will be more vulnerable to nice but empty promises.”
    - Article from The Strait Times, Singapore
    Advice from police
    Members of public are advised to be aware of such scams and to adopt the following measures:
    Take extra caution in befriending strangers on the internet.
    1-Do not make any bank transfer payment for bail or fine. The authorities do not require any such transfer of  money.
    2-Do not entertain emails or any online messages that are unfamiliar to you.
    3-A culprit might spend months building rapport online before asking for money. Even if you think you know this person well, consider that you really do not know anyone from your communications over the Internet - you just know the way he/she chooses to present himself online.

    Tuesday, July 6, 2010


     Last Sunday I read an article from The Star ( mStar) which indicated that Facebook is the major causes in martial problem which lead to divorce etc.
    Read more here >> Isteri Curang gara-gara Facebook

    I am not really agreed with those article and other article that put their blame on Facebook due to various morality problem arisen lately.

    To me, Facebook is just another media technology and we as a human gifted with brain should know how to control ourselves from being the victim of our own foolishness.. It's us who used and abused social web such as Facebook into something horrible and immorality.

    I am one of Facebook user and so far I found that Facebook is a good and decent web social compared to other existed social web. I am grateful  indeed because of Facebook I can keep in touch with my family member and friends from Sabah..

    However, that's my opinion solely and it's up to individual to express their idea and opinion.. For above article author, he/she was just writing down his/her idea and i respected their idea and observed some of it in my own daily life.. I am a wife and a mother and i know my limit when i use web social such as Facebook..

    When a morality problem or catastrophe happened we cannot blame Facebook or any other social.. The only person we can blame is us, ourselves for using all of those technology without boundaries which lead us into something malicious stuff. We got a brain to think and consider, so why not using it.. Don't lost your brain to your gut and lust...


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