Do You Like Bubble Tea ? Read This

This is a posting from an email that I receive from a friend and decided to share.
For bubble tea lovers, please read below :
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Bubble tea shops are popping up all over the place – in malls, on corners, and anywhere else thirsty teens tend to gather. Bubble tea, also called pearl milk tea or boba tea, originated in Taiwan and has become a worldwide sipping – and chewing – phenomenon.
But what is bubble tea anyway? Take a cup, plop in a handful of round, gelatinous pearls of tapioca, top it with brewed black or green tea, mix in some milk, sugar, flavouring, and ice. Then shake it all up, and you’ve got yourself a bubble tea.(1)
 
Bubble tea brings a lot of sweet excitement to our taste buds but it is also very harmful to health.

Milk essence is the main ingredient in bubble tea. Ten cups of fresh milk cannot match the taste of a teaspoon of milk essence.The main ingredient of milk essence is hygrogenated vegetable oil, a type of transfat. Experts says that a glass of 500ml of bubble tea a day far exceed the allowable limit of transfat for any person(2grams a day)(7). It will lead to heart and blood vessel diseases.(2)
 
Milk essence gives the bubble tea the fragrance and make it tasty. The fragrance and tastiness derived from a type of chemical. This chemical has trace of arsenic, lead, copper and many harmful minerals(6). Long term consumption can lead to heart and blood vessel disease, cancer, asthma and other health complications.(5)
 
Consuming the black bubbles pearls is equivalent to consuming plastic. Normally these bubbles were made from casava (tapioca) powder, which could lead to cyanide poisoning (8). This alone does not give the rubbery texture. To make it more rubbery, millet protein is added. Some “black hearted” businessmen felt that this is still not rubbery enough. so, an artificial plastic powder is added. This type of artificial plastic material will never be digested and absorbed into the body, and bear in mind, plastic is toxic to your body if consumed. It will remain in the body and cause havoc to our health. You can imagine what will happen to your health after prolonged consumption of transfat and plastic!!!!(3) (4) 
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Read what I Found at Wikipedia 

Concerns have arisen regarding harmful chemicals that may be used to make popular bubble tea drinks. Boba pearls, milk powder, and juice syrups may contain banned chemical additives in order to reduce costs. In May 2011, a food scandal broke out in Taiwan where DEHP (a chemical plasticizer and potential carcinogen used to make plastic) was found as a stabilizer in drinks and juice syrups. Some of these products may have been exported and used in bubble tea shops in the US and around the world. DEHP can affect hormone balances.[8][9]

In June 2011, the Health Minister of Malaysia, Liow Tiong Lai, instructed companies selling “Strawberry Syrup,” a material used in some bubble teas, to stop selling them after chemical tests showed they were tainted with a carcinogen identified as DEHP.[10]

Being Part of NKRA Needs Subscription?

Earlier today I wrote a post about one application that can be used across all mobile platform and published in on my xperienceoflife. It is a social duty application and also for your own safety in case there is an emergendy or you saw someone who need urgent help from the police. The app is MyDistress. This application can be downloaded from Android Market or Google Play or from the website itself HERE.

After completing the draft and clicked sent, I surf the MyDistress website and read the FAQ. To my surprise, MyDistress is NOT FREE because there is a monthly subscription of RM 2.00 and MyDistress calls are subjected the the telcos charges. It does not state whether RM2.00 is for every mobile gadget or for every single user registered. 

Then I wonder why must PDRM charge the monthly subscription when I think not every subscriber to MyDistress will need that emergency help everyday. Furthermore, that application is a project by Selangor  PDRM and under the NKRA. NKRA is spending taxpayers money and now the taxpayer has to fork more money to use their product. RM2.00 is not much, but consider if 1 million mobile owners has to pay, NKRA is making money out of their service to the Rakyat. Rakyat Didahulukan, I suppose.  

myfriends2u

When Facebook overtook Myspace and Friendsters as the most popular social media application for socialising in cyberspace, it spark growth or more social media websites imitating its footstep. Not only in terms of functions and purpose but also more or less the same format. Even local application developers are trying to jump onto the same bandwagon. However every new sites will defend themselves as not to imitate the success of Facebook but in one way or another it can be considered is. 

I found out a new social media website while walking around at a carnival in Bukit Jalil recently and immediately created an account when I reach home.  One common feature for social sites is that most of them can be logged in by using Facebook account and some using twitter account. 

This new kid on the block is myfriends2u.com

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This site uses the same colour as Facebook and I am not sure whether its the lucky colour of the company. 

According to the brochure: myfriends2u.com is a social networking portal that offers more than just social by sharing interest, hobbies, pictures but enhancing user’s ex[experiences by doing more than what normally social networking portal do. I don’t see any difference from facebook here, at least for the time being. 

Go to the site and create one account for yourself. 

 

 

RSC Dingoes – Not Just Ordinary Women

The sports of rugby as I use to know as rugger had its beginning in Malaya as far back as 1890’s and the first inter club match was played in 1902 between Singapore Cricket Club and Selangor Club and Malaysian Rugby Union was founded in 1921. As far as I know rugby was played by men and that’s why people says that “Rugby is game of the ruffians played by gentlemen” while soccer “Game of gentlemen played by ruffians”. Sorry soccer players. Not me who came up with that connotation.

Development in the sports has now have women too, play rugby. It was then just touch rugby because its more gentle but then they move up to the normal rubgy sports with scrums, tackling and touch downs like those played by their counterpart, the guys.

Women rugby is growing in Malaysia and there has been matches involving women too. I make a google search and found a few results involving women rugby in Malaysia. They might be a thrashing team in the beginning but they are closing up the scoreline which show improvement is taking place in terms of performance. However women rugby in Malaysia can still be considered at its infancy stage and still growing with a few women rugby clubs emerging and especially concentrated in the Klang valley. The first side played in a rugby match in 2009 as mentioned in Wikipedia.

Not to mention girls playing touch rugby, there are only three clubs actively playing the full version of rugby. One in Klang valley, one in Sabah and another in Sarawak. In Klang valley there is a women rugby club actively training at Selangor Club ground in Bukit Kiara. These are a group women of grit and determination putting away their lipsticks and heels and into their jerseys, shorts and boots running and making their way with rugger balls on the Selangor Club field as part of the Royal Selangor Club’s Rugby Section. These ladies most of the time found it difficult to make ends meet to fulfil their passion for the sports and most of the time have to dig deep into their own purse to enter competitions as far as Singapore and Thailand since there is not much competition of Internatioanal class for them in the country. These girls call themselves the RSC Dingoes. Most of their players had been making their cut as regular players for the Malaysian Women Rugby side in local and international tournaments. They hve their Facebook HERE.

Photo credit (above two) Sukandaily.my

 To date the club has already booked a place in the Asia Club Touch Championship 2012, whereby 40 countries will be taking part. The tournament will be held from 8.6.2012 -10.6.2012, at Danga Bay Johor. Below is the list of clubs qualified for the International tournament. 


MEN OPEN; 1. Seksyen Seven 2. Olie Tigers.

WOMEN OPEN; 1. RSC Dingoes 2. Scorpion SWiT Putrajaya.


The Dingoes is hoping to get sponsors for their team in order to further develop the future of women rugby in Malaysia. They have laid out plans to run through 2012  to enter local and international matches. The girls are really in need for international exposures to further develop. If these girls are exposed early at international competitions, they have the exact idea of what is on their track and the experience will be passed down to future women rugby players and team. To develop we cannot wait until the morale and image of our women falls down the abyss because its difficult to climb back up. We can’t build world champions overnight. 

These are their calendar laid out for 2012

APRIL
1) PUTRAJAYA TOUCH (7TH) – CONFIRMED
– RSC DINGOES, 1 TEAM
– OWN COST : TRANSPORTATION


2) EXHIBITION GAME GMI TOURNAMENT (14TH)  – CONFIRMED
-RSC DINGOES , 2 TEAMS
– OWN COST : TRANSPORTATION


3) UPM TOUCH (21ST) ATTENDING BUT PENDING ON CONFIRMATION NUMBER OF PLAYERS
– OWN COST : TRANSPORTATION


MAY
1) PHUKET 10S (25TH-27TH) –  PENDING INVITATION
– RSC DINGOES 1 TEAM
– OWN COST : TBC
– SPONSORED : TBC


JUNE
1) TAIPEI GIANTS CUP 7S (1ST-3RD) – PENDING CONFIRMATION ON NUMBER OF PLAYERS, FUNDING BEFORE RESPONDING
– RSC DINGOES 1 TEAM
– OWN COST: FLIGHTS AND ACCOMODATIONS
– SPONSORED: TBC


2) LABUAN 10S (29TH-1ST JULY )CONFIRMED BUT PENDING ON NUMBER OF PLAYERS
– RSC DINGOES
– OWN COST : FLIGHTS
– SPONSORED : ACCOMODATION


SEPTEMBER
1) BORNEO 7S (31ST AUGUST – 2ND SEPT) – PENDING CONFIRMATION ON NUMBER OF PLAYERS, FUNDING BEFORE RESPONDING
– NATIONAL TEAM
– OWN COST : TBC
– SPONSORED : TBC


OCTOBER
1) BALI 10S (12TH-15TH) – ATTENDING BUT PENDING ON NUMBER OF PLAYERS
– RSC DINGOES
– OWN COST : FLIGHTS,ACCOMODATION
– SPONSORED : TBC


NOVEMBER
1) SCC 7S (2ND- 4TH) – PENDING INVITATION
– NATIONAL TEAM
– OWN COST : TBC
– SPONSORED : TBC


2) JONAH JONES (17TH- 18TH) CONFIRMED
-RSC DINGOES, 2 TEAMS


To realise their dreams making women rugby another popular sports in the country, these women needs sponsorships to send the team to international competitions. These ladies has been sacrificing their time, energy and money and sometime work leave just to make their dreams works and uplifting the image of sports in the country. 


Frendz United FC

Baru-baru ini saya telah berada di Cherengin Hills Convention & Spa Resort, Janda Baik untuk satu Bengkel Penyediaan Alat Bantuan Mengajar Kursus Pengurusan Sukan Kebangsaan (KPSK) Tahap II, anjuran Majlis Sukan Negara. Bengkel bertujuan untuk memurnikan kurikulum KPSK disamping mengadakan alat bantuan mengajar khususnya powerpoint presentation sebelum kursus dilancarkan dianggarkan tahun 2013. Tahun ini KPSK Tahap I sudahpun berjalan.
Sewaktu dalam perjalanan ke Cherengin Hills saya ternampak satu papan tanda Frendz United FC. Mmmm, hebat juga Janda Baik yang berada di  tengah-tengah hutan tropika banjaran Titiwangsa ada satu organisasi bolasepak sebegitu. Jika memakai FC di hujungnya bermakna bukan calang-calang tu. Semasa berbual dengan rakan-rakan, baru saya tahu sememangnya ada satu akademi bolasepak yang terurus dan dimilikki pula oleh individu. Jika ianya diujudkan dan diuruskan oleh FAM atau mana-mana persatuan bolasepak negeri ataupun oleh kerajaan, saya tidaklah hairan sangat. Tetapi ini dimilikki dan diuruskan oleh individu tanpa bantuan kewangan dari mana-mana pihak.
Selepas itu saya mendapat peluang untuk melawat akademi tersebut dengan seorang rakan yang juga bekas orang kuat bolasepak negara kita. Namun ketibaan kami agak kurang kena masanya kerana semua pemain berada di Shah Alam untuk menyertai satu perlawanan di sana. Kami hanya bertemu dengan pengawal dan syukur kerana kami dibenarkan masuk untuk melawat sekitar kawasan akademi. Walaupun hanya dapat meninjau di sekitara kawasan pun sudah dapat memberikan gambaran kepada kami akan tahap pengurusan akademi tersebut.
Saya mendapat tahu bahawa akademi itu diuruskan oleh seorang individu dari Singapura dengan kerjasama pula daripada seorang individu dari Kedah (bangga kerana orang negeriku juga terlibat). Pelajar akademi adalah terdiri daripada pemain bolasepak di bawah 14 tahun dan semuanya ditanggung oleh akademi termasuk persekolahan di Sekolah Menengah Saleha, sebuah sekolah swasta di Genting Hinghlands.
Akademi ini mempunyai kemudahan yang lengkap dan wajar dijadikan contoh atau benchmark untuk penubuhan akademi atau pusat latihan, bukan sahaja bolasepak tetapi sukan-sukan lain juga di Malaysia.
Lokasinya di kelilingin hutan tropika sememangnya amat sesuai sebagai venue latihan kerana udaranya yang bersih dan bekalan oksigen yang banyak yang dikeluarkan oleh tumbuhan disamping ianya menyerap pula karbon dikosida.
Kemudahan-kemudahan yang ada
  • Padang bolasepak untuk latuhan
  • Gelanggang aktiviti dan futsal berbumbung
  • Asrama untuk pelatih
  • Dewan makan
  • Gimnasium
  • Bilik Media
  • permainan indoor untuk rekreasi

Lihat gambar-gambar yang saya ambil sekitar kawasan akademi
 Ruang rehat untuk rekreasi
Bilik asrama

 Padang Bolasepak untuk latihan
 Bilik persalinan

Dewan latihan berbumbung
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