Tuesday, April 30, 2013

--> iNews: Ramuan Penyembuh Kanser Yang Disembunyikan!

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Some may believe this news while some may not. However, there is nothing wrong reading it because all of us (especially those who are suffering from this deadly disease) need alternatives instead of trying chemotherapy (which is bad!) all the time. Besides, trying this won't cost you lot anything. Don't forget to pray to Allah S.W.T, it would suffice everything.


Buat pertama kali, Benny Zabidov seorang petani dari Kfar Vedidya, Israel memiliki sebuah ladang di desa yang ditanam dengan pelbagai rempah ratus tetapi tidak memahami kenapa terlalu ramai pesakit kanser dari seluruh pelusuk negara datang untuk menemuinya hanya untuk mendapatkan bekalan serai segar di ladang milik beliau.

Beliau diberitahu oleh pesakit-pesakit tersebut telah dihantar oleh doktor-doktor mereka untuk mendapatkan bekalan serai segar dari ladang beliau bagi kegunaan perubatan.

“Pesakit-pesakit ini juga disarankan meminum sebanyak lapan gelas air panas yang direndam bersama serai segar pada hari mereka akan menjalankan radiasi dan rawatan kemoterapi,” kata Zabidov kepada pihak ISRAEL21c. “Inilah tempatnya diseluruh Israel dimana kita boleh memperolehi serai yang segar.”

Semua ini berlaku pada tahun lepas apabila para penyelidik di Universiti Ben Gurion, Negev menemui kandungan bauan atau aroma lemon didalam rempas ratus seperti serai dapat membunuh sel-sel kanser tanpa merosakkan sel-sel lain yang sihat didalam badan pesakit.

Pasukan penyelidik ini diketuai oleh Dr. Rivka Ofir dan Prof. Yakov Weinstein, kini adalah orang-orang bertanggungjawab di Katz Chair di dalam (cell-differentiation and malignant diseases) daripada Jabatan Microbiologi dan Immunologi di Universiti Ben Gurion (BGU).

“Citral” ada kunci utama yang memberikan rasa dan bauan seakan lemon didalam sebahagian jenis herba atau rempah ratus seperti serai (Cymbopogon citrates), melissa (Melissa officinalis) dan verbena (Verbena officinalis).

Menurut Dr. Ofir, hasil daripada penyelidikan mendapati “citral” akan menyebabkan sel-sel kanser ini “membunuh diri sendiri” dengan mengunakan “apoptosis”, sejenis mekanisme yang dikenali sebagai sistem sel mati. Hanya dengan meminum sebanyak satu gram air rendaman serai segar sudah cukup untuk “citral” telah memaksa sel-sel kanser membunuh diri didalam bekas kajian.

Para penyelidik di Universiti Ben Gurion (BGU) memeriksa keberkesanan”citral” ini pada sel-sel kanser dengan memasukkannya pada kedua-dua jenis sel iaitu sel-sel kanser dan sel-sel yang sihat dan dibiarkan membiak dalam bekas kajian. Quantiti “citral” yang dimasukkan adalah satu gram sama seperti kandungannya didalam secawan teh panas yang direndam bersama serai dan didapati “citral” ini hanya membunuh sel-sel kanser sahaja manakala sel-sel sihat tidak mengalami sebarang kerosakan.

Penemuan ini telah dipaparkan didalam sebuah journal sains iaitu “Planta Medica”, dimana journal ini mengetengahkan tentang penyelidikan sampingan atau alternatif dan kegunaan rempah ratus. Sejurus selepas penemuan ini berjaya, ianyanya dipaparkan sekali lagi didalam surat khabar yang paling popular di Israel.

Bagaimana “citral” ini berfungsi? Tiada siapa pun ketahui akan tetapi para penyelidik dari Universiti Ben Gurion (BGU) mempunyai teori terhadapnya.

“Dalam sel didalam badan kita, terdapat satu sistem gen yang mengawal sistem sel-sel mati. Sekiranya sistem tersebut salah, sel-sel didalam badan kita akan membahagi dengan tidak menentu dan seterusnya menyebabkan terbentuk sel-sel kanser. Didalam sistem sel-sel yang sihat, sekiranya sistem tersebut tidak berjalan dengan betul – sebagai contoh, bila mendapati sel-sel tersebut mengandungi gen-gen yang rosak maka sel-sel tersebut akan menjadi sel-sel mati didalam badan,” kata Weinstein. “Penyelidikan ini berupaya untuk menjelaskan kita tentang kebaikan serai”.

Kejayaan dari hasil penyelidikan ini telah menemui satu kesimpulan bahawa serai mengandungi “citral” yang menjadi bahan untuk menentang sel-sel kanser didalam badan kita.

Apa yang diketahui dari hasil penemuan oleh Universiti Ben Gurion (BGU) didalam akhbar, ramai ahli-ahli fizik di Israel mulai sedar dan penyelidikan ini perlu dikaji dengan lebih dalam lagi, doktor juga menasihati pesakit-pesakit dan kepada mereka yang memerlukannya untuk melawan penyakit ini.
Tidak hairan mengapa ladang Zabidov iaitu sebuah ladang serai yang terbesar di Israel menjadi tempat tumpuan kepada pesakit-pesakit kanser. Mereka amat bertuah kerana ada insan yang bersimpati dan menghulurkan bantuan. Menjadi kebiasaan bagi Zabidov menyambut kedatangan pelawat-pelawat dengan menyediakan sebuah cerek besar air teh serai dan sepiring biskut serta kata-kata semangat buat mereka.

“Bapa saya meninggal kerana kanser dan kakak isteri saya meninggal pada usia yang muda juga disebabkan kanser,” kata Zabidov. “Jadi saya paham apa yang dialami atau dirasai oleh mereka. Mungkin saya tidak tahu mengenai ubat-ubatan tapi saya adalah seorang pendengar yang setia untuk mereka. Adakalanya pesakit-pesakit ini juga mencerita kepada saya tentang rawatan mereka yang mahal dan sakit serta apa yang telah mereka lalui selama ini. Saya juga tidak pernah memberitahu mereka daripada berhenti untuk berubat dan adalah terbaik sekiranya mereka sentiasa mendalami kaedah-kaedah sampingan yang sedia ada serta membiasakan diri untuk meminum teh serai ini setiap hari.”

Dari umur muda lagi, Zabidov sudah berminat dengan pertanian. Dalam usia 14 tahun beliau sudah memasuki Sekolah Tinggi Pertanian Kfar Hayarok. Sejurus beliau tamat perkhidmatan dalam tentera, beliau menyertai satu kumpulan dan mereka menuju ke selatan, suatu daerah padang pasir yang dikenali sebagai Arava dan menemui tempat yang sangat sesuai untuk pertanian iaitu Tsofar.

“Kami semua sememangnya berjaya, kami menanam pelbagai jenis buah-buahan dan sayur-sayuran disitu,” sambil tersenyum beliau berkata,”kami dapat membesarkan anak-anak yang comel juga.”

Dalam lawatan beliau ke Europa pada pertengahan tahun 80 an, beliau mula berminat dengan rempah ratus. Pada masa yang sama, Israel tidak memperdulikan masakan timur seperti sekarang dan hanya beberapa jenis rempah ratus sahaja yang ditanam secara meluas seperti pasli, jintan dan ketumbar.

Berjalan-jalan di pasar sekitar bandar Paris dan melihat kepelbagaian jenis herba serta rempah, Zabidov menyedari semua ini mempunyai potensi yang baik jika dipasarkan ke seluruh pelusuk negaranya. Beliau membawa pulang beberapa jenis rempah ratus ke negaranya, “dimana ini adalah satu kesalahan,” katanya sambil tersenyum dengan rasa bersalah, untuk melihat bagaimana rempah ratus ini tumbuh di ladangnya kelak. Tidak lama kemudian, beliau menanam selasih, oregano, tarragon, sawi, sage, marjoram dan melissa serta beberapa jenis pudina.

Perniagaan beliau mulai berkembang dan beliau telah membuat keputusan untuk berpindah menuju ke utara, Kfar Yedidya adalah sebuah tempat yang sangat sesuai, perjalanan yang mengambil masa lebih kurang satu jam setengah dari Tel Aviv. Sekarang, beliau dapat memasarkan ratusan kilogram serai dalam masa seminggu dan juga menandatangani perjanjian dengan pengedar untuk membungkus untuk diedarkan ke seluruh pusat-pusat makanan kesihatan di negaranya.

Zabidov juga mendalami tentang serai ini dan kebaikkan “citral” untuk membantu para pelanggan beliau mengetahui lebih lanjut serta menjemput beberapa penyelidik perubatan ke ladangnya, memberi penerangan bagaimana dan kenapa “citral” berfungsi.

Beliau juga berasa bertanggungjawab untuk memberi tahu kepada para pelanggannya tentang kebaikkan serai. “Apabila saya menyedari apa yang berlaku, saya terus menelefon Dr. Weinstein di Universiti Ben Gurion kerana ada diantara para pelanggannya bertanyakan apakah cara yang terbaik untuk menggunakan “citral” ini. Dr Weinstein memberitahu adalah baik sekiranya serai direndam didalam air panas dan meminumnya sebanyak lapan gelas sehari sebagai amalan.”

Zabidov sangat berpuas hati dengan pennemuan penyelidikan ini bukan disebabkan keuntungan bisnis tetapi kerana ianya dapat meningkatkan tahap kesihatan beliau sendiri.

Walaupun berita tentang penemuan ini disiarkan, beliau dan keluarga juga sememangnya sudah mengamalkan minuman air rendaman serai ini bertahun lama, “kerana rasa airnya yang sedap.”

Jom tengok resipi Air Serai Berlimau yg simple jer ni dan selamat mencuba :)

Bahan:
1 batang serai (kalau serai yg kecik guna 2 btg)
1 biji limau kasturi
1/2 sudu besar gula ~ tambah jika nak lebih manis
250ml air panas mendidih

Cara:
Ketuk bahagian pangkal serai hingga pecah2.
Letakkan kedalam gelas dan masukkan gula.
Tuang air panas mendidih dan kacau gula menggunakan serai.
Biarkan hingga suam2 panas (boleh diminum) dan perahkan limau kasturi.
Kacau dan sedia utk diminum.


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Sunday, April 28, 2013

--> iKomik: Doraemon vs DoraIMAN (Versi Islamik)

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This is an interesting comic strip that I found on Facebook. I can't stop laughing reading the altered names of the characters especially Shizuka who is renamed as Siti Zulaikha. Nice! Nice! Nice! Thumbs up to the person who came up with this idea. If you are happened to read this, just so you know that I give you full stars for this creative idea. 
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I just remembered that 'Kakak' means 'Brother' in Indonesian language. I was reading it wrong.
Back to the serious entry. It is true that if we want something, we can't just sit down and do nothing. We need to get up and go for it. Along the way, we shall not forget to pray to Allah S.W.T because everything that happens is all up to Him. We may have tried our best and if He does not grant it, don't be mad because He for sure is planning something better for us. 

Also, we should be patient in everything that we do. Who do we have to be patient? Well, there are a lot of reasons for that. It won't be enough to cramp them all in an entry. I'll give you an example. Patience is believed to have the power to reduce the stress levels and makes someone happier and healthier. When you learn and practice patience, you won't get as angry, stressed or overwhelmed. You'll be more in control of your emotions and in a better position to deal with difficult situation with ease and poise. This promotes longevity as well. Tempting enough? Yeahhhhh!

"Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better take things as they come along with patience and equanimity." - Carl Jung.

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Friday, April 26, 2013

--> iSelebriti: Disebabkan Isu Politik, Adam Corrie Rugi RM40K

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Saudara Adam Corrie, 45, berkata, dia telah dianiaya oleh individu tidak bertanggungjawab yang merakamkan gambarnya dalam sebuah ceramah agama di Taiping, Perak. Ikuti kisah dan luahan perasaan beliau di bawah.
Katanya, pada majlis agama itu, dia tidak sempat berjumpa dengan pemimpin PAS berkenaan (Timbalan Mursyidul Am Pas, Datuk, Dr. Haron Din) tetapi agak terkejut apabila gambarnya telah dimanipulasikan di Internet oleh pihak-pihak tertentu sehingga menyebabkan syarikat produksi drama di negara ini enggan menawarkannya berlakon
“Apabila keadaan ini berlaku, ia sedikit sebanyak mengganggu pendapatan saya yang mana saya mengharapkan daripada sumber berlakon untuk menyara isteri dan keluarga.
“Saya mahu jelaskan di sini bahawa saya tidak berpihak kepada mana-mana parti politik kerana saya seorang yang neutral.
“Tujuan saya menghadiri ceramah hanya ingin mendapatkan ilmu sebagai seorang mualaf,” ujarnya. – mStar.
Untuk sumber & berita penuh, sila klik di sini.
Pendapat ringkas: Saya amat simpati dengan apa yang berlaku kepada saudara Adam Corrie. Bukan apa, bila perkara-perkara sebegini berlaku, punca pendapatan & periuk nasi beliau turut terganggu. Beliau mempunyai isteri dan keluarga dalam tanggungan. Oleh yang demikian, saya berharap perkara sebegini tidak akan berulang kembali. Jangan kita sesuka hati memanipulasi gambar-gambar tanpa usul periksa atas dasar kepentingan peribadi. Terima kasih.

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--> iPhotos: Arne Fredriksen Merges the Animals!

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"When it comes to bizarre hobbies, merging two animals together in the name of art has got to be among the strangest. Student Arne Fredriksen uses photo manipulation to create the out of these world hybrids which have become a hit online. The Weird Animal collection features a number of different animals seamlessly amalgamated into an array of strange and intriguing creatures" - metro.co.uk
A dog & a gorilla...amazingly almagated!
A duck & a horse. An unusual merging but looks beautiful. 
A whale & a penguin...this does not make any sense at all but the colours do. 

According to him, he will find the pictures of the animals on Google and then only he will begin the process of combining the two. 
Taken form metro.co.uk:
‘It’s important that the pictures are taken from approximately the same angle, so that the animals can be put together in a natural way,’ he said.‘The whole process can take between 20 minutes and an hour, depending on how well the two pictures go together.’
Pictures: Arne Fredriksen / London Media. 

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--> iNews: Too Handsome & Got Deported from Saudi Arabia

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He’s an actor, a photographer and a poet. And he’s also so handsome, it may just be illegal. Meet Omar Borkan Al Gala, the devilishly beautiful man who might just be one of the three deported from Saudi Arabia last week for the crime of being too gorgeous.

Somebody wrote, "They can deport you to California!"


Read more on here, here and here.

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Thursday, April 25, 2013

--> iDraw Line Arts

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Lately, I am obsessed with line arts. I don't know why but I find it to be very unique and distinctive. So far I have drawn two and they are not as nice as the ones you may find on Google...but at least I tried right? So, these are my drawings. 

Basically, this is my first attempt and I am very satisfied. Many of my friends wrote positive feedbacks on the Facebook comment box and some of them kindly double tapped this drawing on Instagram...lol. I am very very super duper happy! You guys are awesome and totally supportive.
and this is my second time trying it. Its an R which stands for Rizal. I like this better because of so many things which I can't explain. The first comment that I got was "Illuminati!" because of that one eye. I was like....errr...that is not the supportive comment that I want to read lol.

So what is line art anyway?

Line art is any image that consists of distinct straight and curved lines placed against a (usually plain) background, without gradations inshade (darkness) or hue (color) to represent two-dimensional or three-dimensional objects. Line art can use lines of different colors, although line art is usually monochromatic. It is also called line drawing.

Line art emphasizes form and outline, over color, shading, and texture. However, areas of solid pigment and dots can also be used in addition to lines. The lines in a piece of line art may be all of a constant width (as in some pencil drawings), of several (few) constant widths (as in technical illustrations), or of freely varying widths(as in brush work or engraving). Source.

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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

--> iLove Seeing Twins

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I love seeing twins because they are so magical especially if they are identical. The looks, the personalities, the way they talk, their fashion senses, their favourite colours etc always attract me to look at them closely and wonder. This sounds pretty weird because I have no idea on how to explain it in a better way. 

Here is a simple trivia about twins. Twins can either be monozygotic ("identical"), meaning that they develop from one zygote that splits and forms two embryos, or dizygotic ("fraternal") meaning that they develop from two single egg that are fertilized by two separate sperms. Source.
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The Harries. Jack (in blue) is a total joker. I bet you enjoy watching School of Comedy. He was a small boy back then and now he is doing YouTube videos every week. Check it out here
I don't know who they are but they look cute and deserve to be in this entry...
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The Olsen twins. They are definitely in the list of the richest teenagers in the world. They are successful actresses, talented fashion designers and have sold millions of books! What more can I can say?
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Tiki and Ronde Barber. The names sound a little bit cute but their career as football players aren't as cute if you know what I mean. However, something that makes them look adorable is that, they love writing. They have authored eight books including illustrated books for children.
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Our famous Malaysia footballers who are twins as well. Aidil Zafuan and Zaquan Adha are famous for their career as well as they celebrity lives. Lots of controversies and lots of news to dig in. 
I have friends who are twins as well and honestly, it took me quite a long time to differentiate them...but I notice that twins usually have different personalities. You will see from the way they talk...usually, the younger one is more talkative. COrrect me if I'm wrong.

p/s: I want to have twins one day. I don't care! hehe

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Saturday, April 13, 2013

--> iDraw a Lot When I'm Bored.

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I love drawing even though I am not very good at it. It takes a lot of time for me to finish drawing a picture because when I draw, it always depends on my mood on that particular time. I don't simply draw random things. I must be inspired or.....forced. 
I was reading a poem entitled Among School Children by William Butler Yeast. I was in Madam Juridah's literature class and we were asked to draw a based on a stanza that we were supposed to present. Actually, we did not. I misheard that. We were supposed to draw a swan from a different poem. This picture was inspired by the fourth stanza of Among School Children. 
I was not twitter, doing usual stuffs...you'll know if you have an account. The bird is so cute and it is blue so I decided to draw a bird. I searched on the internet a couple of pictures and I kinda put together the idea here and there. Follow me on Twitter: @RizalSadiman
Meet my friend, Ajmal Abu Bakar. He is my junior in IPBA. I posted the pictures of my drawings on Facebook and he happened to 'liked' it and left a comment saying "draw my face. can you?". I was like, okay, I accept your challenge. So, here it it. The hands are a little bit weird but who cares? lol.

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Saturday, April 6, 2013

--> iLepak at Publika

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Azham, Qing Yi, Aiman and I went to Publika on Friday just to hang out, release our stress, finish our book voucher and enjoy the arts available over there. It was my first time there and if I were to give stars, I would rate 3.5/5. The arts are great but the place is pretty boring. I saw a lot of people.......................at the cold storage lol. The best part was, I felt like an upper east siders, enjoying the luxirous paintings and work of art which the meanings I would never understand.

Our journey began. Our tunnel song was Torn by Natalie Imbruglia. Click the link to listen Torn (Qing Yi's version). Super nice!
...and here are some of the arts that I captured.
Look at the tortoise. It was drawn on the wall nearby the toilet...All the graffitis are awesome!
Our stupid poses. Trying hard to blend in with the sculptures. I hope people didn't notice the differences lol.
Call me traditional but these drawings rock like hell! 
Where else can you find these creative things? Pink giraffe is cute!
Positive Emporium which is Azham's favourite store/art gallery. You can get motivated just by reading them. The price for each block is quite expensive. If they were RM10 or even less, I would have bought a few. 
Doraemon's door of everywhere. Tadaaaa!

So how was your Friday? Weekend? Share them below. I'll pay you a friendly visit, I promise. I enjoyed the outing. Want to know where we headed after we have finished touring Publika? See the entry below and be jealous. You'll drool.

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Friday, April 5, 2013

--> iMakan at IKEA

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My friends and I went to IKEA just to grab the delicious foods. We stuffed ourselves and had to take around 15 minutes before we could walk. We were eaters. One thing about IKEA foods, doesn't matter how many times you taste them, you'll carving for more the next day.

Vegetarian Pasta. I hate the sauce. 
Super nice chocolate.
The reason for everybody to come here. The famous IKEA meatballs.
First time I bought this. Regret. Never again.
Apple pie with cinnamon taste. Super scrumptious. Thanks Yi for letting me have a bite. 
This one was Azham's. Never fancy it.
Before and After a few seconds. 

Right after that, we went for Karaoke. So, how do you like to share about your favourite foods or restaurants? Share your links down here and I'll definitely leave my mark. Thanks. Happy Friday.

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