Monday, April 6, 2009


argh~ research folder is rottinggg~~
ok since recently
ppl like us~ college ppl dun have enough sleep~ then lets talk about sleep

When is the best time to Sleep?

You can get a full 8 hours of sleep but if you went to bed at 2am and woke up at 10am, you will not be in tip top shape. Definitely not compared to if you slept at 10pm and woke up at 6am. It’s crucial to have not only the right amount of sleep, but to also sleep at the right time. The best time range to go to bed to help you wake up in great shape is between 9pm and midnight. This is for adults 18-45 years of age. Older people tend to sleep earlier than that due to their age and their lack of energy, which is normal. If you go to sleep later than midnight, even with the right amount of hours you need, it is still not optimal sleep for you.

How Many Hours Do You Need to Sleep?

Many people don't assess how much sleep they need to function at their best; they just know they don't get enough. Each person's sleep requirement is different. Some people find that they only need 5-6 hours of sleep, while others need 10-11 hours for optimal performance. The average adult functions best with 7-8 hours of sleep a night; however, it is important to consider how much sleep you need on an individual basis.

The number of hours needed to sleep is a matter of "circadian rhythm," or the biological clock function which regulates our sleep-wake cycles.

Humans are evolved to be "diurnal" creatures, as opposed to nocturnal, that is we are hard-wired to operate optimally in the daytime; sleeping at night.

conclusion is?

No matter what~ we still cannot sleep at 10pm.

so how?

we shall try ~

happy sleeping peoples :D

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Chinese New Year Superstitions

Chinese New Year may be a time for friends, family and fun, but is also a time for foreboding as the festival is riddled with superstitions. These are some tips that I have found out from some sources.

Good luck

  • Feel the breeze~ Welcome in the New Year with a blast of fresh air, opening your windows is said to be welcoming good luck.

  • Lights ON~ Switching on the lights for the night is considered good luck to 'scare away' ghosts and spirits of misfortune that may compromise the luck and fortune of the new year.
  • Sweet Year~ Chinese New Year offers the perfect chance to raid the sweet shop, as eating candies is said to deliver a sweeter year to the consumer.
  • Time to clean~ It is important to have the house completely clean from top to bottom before New Year's Day for good luck in the coming year and putting cleaning tools in the cupboard on New Year's Eve.
  • Just DO it~ Some believe that what happens on the first day of the new year reflects the rest of the year to come. Chinese people will often gamble at the beginning of the year, hoping to get luck and prosperity.
  • Slippers only~ Wearing a new pair of slippers that is bought before the new year, because it means to step on the people who gossip about you.
  • Pomelo bath~ The night before the new year, bathe yourself in pomelo leaves and some say that you will be healthy for the rest of the new year.
  • Time to 改变~ Changing different things in the house such as blankets, clothes, mattress covers etc. is also a well respected tradition in terms of cleaning the house in preparation for the new year.
  • Men in Red~ Chinese New Year is packed with colors, and while all the colors of the rainbow bring good luck, it's the color red that is considered the ultimate luck bringer.

Bad luck

  • Dirty Doings~ Put your feet up and relax. Certainly the most enjoyable of the Chinese New Year superstitions, sweeping and cleaning is strictly forbidden. The Chinese believe cleaning means you'll sweep all of your good luck out the front door.
  • Choppy waters & No Shoe~ Make sure you avoid rough seas in the new year by not buying shoes over the holiday period. The character for "shoe" (鞋) is a homophone for the character 諧/谐, which means "rough" in Cantonese; in Mandarin it is also a homophone for the character for "evil" (邪).
  • Don't Cut your hair! Getting a hair-cut in the first lunar month puts a curse on maternal uncles. Therefore, people get a hair-cut before the New Year's Eve.
  • Don't wash your hair! Washing your hair is also considered to be washing away one's own luck (although modern hygienic concerns take precedence over this tradition)
  • Careful with your words~ Saying words like "finished" and "gone" is inauspicious on the New Year, so sometimes people would avoid these words by saying "I have completed eating my meal" rather than say "I have finished my meal."
  • No to "death"~ Talking about death is inappropriate for the first few days of Chinese New Year, as it is considered inauspicious.
  • Read between the Lines~ Be sure to stock up on reading materials before Chinese New Year, as Hong Kong's bookshops will be padlocked tight. Buying (or reading) books is bad luck because the character for "book" (書/书) is a homonym to the character for "lose" (輸/输).
  • Black and White~ Avoid clothes in black and white, as black is a symbol of bad luck, and white is a traditional Chinese funeral colour.
  • NO "F", "D" or "S" words! Foul language is inappropriate during the Chinese New Year.
  • 死火! Offering anything in fours, as the number four (四), pronounced , can sound like "death" (死), pronounced , in Chinese.
  • NO Clock~ One should never buy a clock for someone or for oneself because a clock in Chinese tradition means one's life is limited or "the end," which is also forbidden.
  • No Drugs~ Avoid medicine and medicine related activities (at least on the first day) as it will give a bad fortune on one's health and lessen the luck one can obtain from New Years.
  • Balance the Book~ If you're in debt, it's time to dip into your pockets and pay people off. The Chinese believe that if you start the new year in the red, you'll finish it the same way.
  • Ghostly Conversation~ Caught round a campfire over the holiday period? No ghost stories. Tales of death, dying and ghosts is considered supremely inauspicious, especially during Chinese New Year.
  • Get to the point~ Sharp objects are said to be harbingers of bad luck, as their sharp points cut out your good luck, pack them away.You should also avoid the hairdressers or you'll have your good luck chopped off.
They may be some more rules vary from different group but it's still depend on the individual whether if they want to follow the culture traditional or not.

Monday, January 26, 2009

The 15-Day Celebration of Chinese New Year

Not long ago a Malay Friend of mine asked me something about Chinese Year New facts. He was interested in the culture so I done a little research about it and found out many things that I didn't know myself =D
So for now, I am just gonna briefly write about the meaning in each of the 15-Day for CNY.

The Day before the new year

The biggest event of any Chinese New Year's Eve is the dinner every family will have, this is what we called
A dish consisting of fish and other fillings will be prepared on the tables of Chinese families which is . It is for display for the New Year's Eve dinner.

First day of the Lunar New Year new year

This day is what we call "the welcoming of the Gods of the heavens and earth".
Many people is abstain from consuming meat on the first day of the new year because they believe that this will ensure longevity and happy lives for them.

Most importantly, the first day of Chinese New Year is a time when families visit the oldest and most senior members of their extended family, usually their parents, grandparents or great-grandparents.

Second day of the Lunar New Year

The second day of the Chinese New Year is for married daughters to visit their birth parents.
Another event is the Chinese pray to their ancestors as well as to all the gods.
They are extra kind to dogs and feed them well as it is believed that the second day is the birthday of all dogs.

Third and fourth days of the new year

The third and fourth day of the Chinese New Year are generally accepted as inappropriate days to visit relatives and friends because families who had an immediate kin deceased in the past 3 years will not go house-visiting as a form of respect to the dead, but people may visit them on this day.

Fifth day of the new year

The fifth day is called Po Woo.
This is also the birthday of the Chinese god of wealth.
On that day people stay home to welcome the God of Wealth.
No one visits families and friends on the fifth day because it will bring both parties bad luck.

Sixth to Tenth day of the new year

On the 6th to the 10th day, the Chinese visit their relatives and friends freely. They also visit the temples to pray for good fortune and health.

Seventh day of the new year

The seventh day, traditionally known as 人日, the common man's birthday.
This is also a day for farmers to display their produce. These farmers make a drink from seven types of vegetables to celebrate the occasion.
Noodles are eaten to promote longevity and raw fish for success.

Eighth day of the new year

On the eighth day the Fujian 福建 people have another family reunion dinner, and at midnight they pray to Tian Gong, the God of Heaven.

Ninth day of the new year

The ninth day of the New Year is a day for Chinese to offer prayers to the Jade Emperor of Heaven (天公). The ninth day is traditionally the birthday of the Jade Emperor.

Tenth to Twelfth day of the new year

The 10th through the 12th are days that friends and relatives should be invited for dinner.

Thirteenth day of the new year

After so much rich food, on the 13th day you should have simple rice congee and mustard greens (choi sum 菜心) to cleanse the system.

Fourteenth day of the new year

The 14th day should be for preparations to celebrate the Lantern Festival which is to be held on the 15th night.

Fifteenth day of the new year

The fifteenth day of the new year is celebrated as 元宵节.
Ice dumplings 汤圆, a sweet glutinous rice ball brewed in a soup, is eaten this day.
Candles are lit outside houses as a way to guide wayward spirits home. This day is celebrated as the lantern Festival, and families walk the street carrying lighted lanterns.

This day often marks the end of the Chinese New Year festivities.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Happy Chinese New Year

Mr FC posted a really weird note informing his leave~
anyway~ Chinese New Year is about to arrive in hours~ and so
hmm yeah~ this >>>




With a history that dates backto 15th century B.C., chrysanthemum mythology is filled with a multitude of stories andsymbolism. Named from the Greek prefix “chrys-“ meaning golden (its original color) and “-anthemion,” meaning flower, years of artful cultivation have produced a full range of colors, from white to purple to red. Daisy-like with a typically yellow center and a decorative pompon, chrysanthemums symbolize optimism and joy. They’re the November birth flower, the 13th wedding anniversary flower and the official flower of the city of Chicago. In Japan, there’s evena “Festival of Happiness” to celebrate this flower each year.

A symbol of the sun, the Japanese consider the orderly unfolding of the chrysanthemum’s petals to represent perfection, and Confucius once suggested they be used as an object of meditation. It’s said that a single petal of this celebrated flower placed at the bottom of a wine glass will encourage a long and healthy life.


Somehow this year, my house
got a lot of them so~ posting the m up

Happy Chinese New Year! :D

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Angpau Fai Fai Chun, ops. is Fai Fai Come

Happy Chinese New Year! I will be off for few days.

the FounDer
Tung Fai Chun

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

浪漫的情人节‏ Romantic Valentine~

114日 日记情人节 Diary Day
> A new year, write your confession to your love ones and plans in your dairy, plant a loving seed in the heart.

214日 传统情人节
Valentine's Day
> According to the western culture, if you love him/her just give them chocolates, your actions must be quick. Because he/she will not only receive chocolates from you.

314日 白色情人节
White Day
> Do you like him/her? Or he.she just loves eating chocolates. A month after you gave the chocolate, the girl will receive white sweets from the guy who like her too. The taste of the sweet is indeed SWEET.
414日 糖果情人节 Candy Day
> When love start to sprout, the complicated feeling will be like eating a sour, sweet lemon flavor sweets.

514日 玫瑰情人节
Rose Day
黄色:知己 红色:爱人
>After being together a while, does he/she really love you? Is he/she your fated other half that you were looking for all these time? Then make you confession! Shy? No Problem! Just buy roses to the person then everything will be OK!
White: Just friend Yellow: ~ Red: Lover
(You will surely give red ones.)

614日 亲亲情人节
Kiss Day
你也收到他的红玫瑰了?我闪人!因为你们马上要kiss了!今天看到别人在kiss?不用回避,因为今天是Kiss Day
>Have you receive his red roses? I better leave! Because both of you are gonna kiss! See anyone kissing today? Don't have to hide, because today is Kiss Day.

714日 银色情人节
Silver Day
>Traditional Culture used silver sing to propose a marriage. Today both couples go buy a pair of sing and wear it on the finger, as a prove of sweet relationship.

814日 绿色情人节
Green Day
>Loving couple go on a pair for a field trip, climbing mountain and swimming in the great outdoor to feel the mother nature, like they are holding hands walking pass the road of love together.

914日 相片情人节 Music and Photo Day
>Your trained love song can finally be reveal today, although its not perfect, but if you listen to it closely then you will smile whole hearty. Use your camera to take this wonderful and sweetest smile!

1014日 葡萄酒情人节
Wine Day
>Under the candlelight while shaking your crimson red grape win, love must also be taste slow like this.

1114日 电影情人节
Orange and Movie Day
>Are you free tonight? Lets watch a movie! Holding hands together towards the cinema, remember to buy orange juice!

1214日 拥抱情人节
Hug Day
>It has been a year, both of you are still loved, looking at the shiny star on the sky, and hugging each other together, hoping time will stop eternally in this moment....

Credits(Suggester): *Private*
Translator(English): SkyLeZ Chong

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Toilet is toilet la~

I went to Sunway Pyramid today and realize the toilet was labeled "Wash Room" then I thought about my trip to Taiwan~ it was labeled Make Up Room "化妆室" and then China is WC (Water Closet) or when we wanna go toilet we say 唱歌 ......

and so~ i wiki


The word "toilet" came to be used in English along with other French fashions. It originally referred to the toile, French for "

cloth", draped over a lady or gentleman's shoulders whilst their hair was being dressed, and then (in both French and English) by extension to the various elements, and also the whole complex of operations of hairdressing and body care that centered at a dressing table, also covered by a cloth, on which stood a mirror and various brushes and containers for powder and make-up: this ensemble was also a toilette, as also was the period spent at the table, during which close friends or tradesmen were often received.[16] The English poet Alexander Pope in The Rape of the Lock (1717) described the intricacies of a lady's preparation


And now, unveil'd, the toilet stands display'd

Each silver vase in mystic order laid.


The term lavatory, abbreviated in slang to lav, derives from the Latin lavātōrium, which in turn comes from Latin lavāre, to wash.


The origin of

the (chiefly British) term loo is unknown.


The WC refers to the initial letters of Wa

ter Closet, used commonly in France (pronounced "le vay-say" or "le vater"), Romania (pronounced

"veh-cheu" and Hungary (pronounced "vey-tsay"). The term is also used in the Netherlands (pronounced "waysay"), Germany (pronounced "ve-tse") and Poland (pronounced "vu-tse").


The CR refers to the initial letters of Comfort Room, used commonly in the Philippines.


Lexicographer Eric Partridge derives khazi, also spelt karzy, kharsie or carzey, from a low Cockney word carsey originating in the late 19th century and meaning a privvy. Carsey also referred to a den or brothel. It is presumab

ly d

erived from the Italian casa for house, with the spelling influenced by similar sound to khaki. Khazi is now most commonly used in the city of Liverpool in the UK, away from its cockney slang roots.[19]


The Dunny is an Australian expression for an outside toilet.


The Privy is an old fashioned term used mo

re in the North of England and in Scotland; "priv

y" is an old alternative for "private", as in Privy council.


The netty is the most common word used in the North East England.


Latrine is a term common in the military, specifically for the Army and Air Force for any point of entry facility where human waste is dispos

ed of, which a civilian might call a bathroom or toil

et, regardless of how modern or primitive it is.

haih~ so many etymology~

Toilet is toilet la~