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Sunday, February 21, 2010

The Lion dance

Today, accompanying my nephew to his school to watch a Lion's dance in conjunction for Chinese new year celebration. The ceremony held at S.R. Chung Hwa Kiudang school. Many parents and their kids were attending to see this festival. I enjoyed watching this chinese culture festival, where I could see the lion costume dancing rhythmically with the sound of drum beat. Video which I had taken can be viewed below. ^^ Cheers. Gong Xi Fa Chai



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Saturday, February 20, 2010

No mood reading

I think i did not have enough rest for the last 2-3 days, even today still have the effects. Normal stuff i guess, coz its always going to be like this whenever im in my exam week 0.0..Today i havent finish much on the coursework, and other thing i also have to read construction technology..yawn, im complaining coz im tired but i dun want to rest or else my coming exam wud be damned. Its oredy 9.00 pm now, haha been planning to read at 7.00 pm.. haha haish..ok got to go, Reading now. Ganbattte!!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Stay Alive

Taking a risk of the clinical trial of h1n1 vaccine or taking a risk in dealing the h1n1 naturally? Which one of this will we decide on?

Currently, I am in the state of concern on an urge of getting h1n1 vaccine. I have made some research by reading through internet regarding the disease. From my point of view, I am not preferred to be vaccinated but what I would like to do instead is to put my best effort in following the entire prevention approach such that maintaining self hygiene and develop healthy environment rather than taking an uncertain side effect of h1n1 vaccine. I had taken this article from the web, so it made me re-think over and over whether to take or not the h1n1 vaccine. So after you guys read the articles below, it will be up to every individual to make a wise decision. I am not saying people to stop vaccinating their body. The risk appeared to be both of the situations for not to take or to take the vaccines. Take a real think through and deep research about the advantages and disadvantages and always be aware of the seriousness about h1n1.

I am here only to give my point of view and share my research among our Bruneian community. The famous issue now is the urge of getting the h1n1 vaccine. I am here not to encourage or discourage any party regarding the matter above. The statement written will be for our general knowledge and concern.

Regards,

Me ^^


Article below taken from http://www.northstarnutritionals.com/article_list.php?docs_id=157 by a fellow Americans.

Questions about efficacy and safety:


Now, I know that the H1N1 virus has got a lot of you worried. But here‘s something to keep in mind as you hear the word "pandemic" thrown around by newscasters urging you to get the H1N1 vaccine this fall. Roughly 36,000 Americans die each year because of complications due to the seasonal flu. Even if the swine flu reaches that scale this winter -- which it won‘t -- it‘s still a bad idea to get the new vaccine. First of all, just because you get the new vaccine, doesn‘t mean that you‘re 100 percent protected against the H1N1 virus. You could still get it. In fact, the government has been pretty cagey about the vaccine‘s effectiveness. You won‘t find them going on record anywhere giving us any real data about how effective the H1N1 vaccine will be. The best offer you‘ll hear is that it will be about as effective as the seasonal flu vaccine. And maybe that‘s why about half of one group of care workers -- when surveyed -- said they won‘t get the H1N1 vaccine when it‘s ready.


Safe as mother‘s milk?


I also have serious questions about the vaccine‘s safety. Clinical trials for the vaccine involving adults and children began in July. In Maryland, officials had to sweeten the deal to encourage mothers to enroll their children in the clinical trial. In fact, they are handing out a $40 gift card to Target every time a mother brings her child into the clinic. Before it‘s all said and done, the vaccine will get tested only on about 4,500 human guinea pigs before rolling out to millions of Americans. But don‘t worry, in an August teleconference, government officials said the vaccine appears to be safe with no serious side effects. Riiight. Remind me...how many people have been given the vaccines...4,500? And how long have we been watching these people for adverse effects...three months? Okay, so based on a sample of 4,500 people, we‘ll know everything there is to know about the long-term effects of this vaccine by mid-October! Heck! It took me longer to paint my house than it will take the CDC to develop, test, and market this brand-spanking-new vaccine that will be given to millions of Americans. I guess the government can be efficient when it wants to be. It‘s just that I don‘t have a whole lot of faith in our government or the drug makers to get this right. First of all, the last time they pushed through a vaccine for the swine flu, the vaccine caused a paralyzing condition called Guillain-Barre Syndrome. How do we know the kind of same thing won‘t happen with the 2009 vaccine? In fact, it‘s possible that the H1N1 vaccine will roll out to the general public before the FDA‘s even had a chance to review all the data from this summer‘s clinical trials!

To be continued...


Next week, I‘ll continue my rant about the H1N1 vaccine. I‘ll also tell you all about a dangerous ingredient called an adjuvant the government may add to the vaccine to make it more potent. Plus, the head of the Department of Health and Human Services has enacted a law that protects Big Pharma from any lawsuits brought against the new vaccine. So even if the H1N1 vaccine kills thousands of people, the drug companies can‘t be sued. Learn all about Big Pharma‘s big fat carte blanche next week, plus how you can protect yourself against H1N1 without getting the vaccine.