Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Hotel Review: Pan Pasific Singapore





The last time i came to Singapore was in 2004 attended Sports Science Seminar under SSC. There is a lot of changes in the city landscape. The new building sprung up nearly everywhere and with the new casino attempting new and old customer Singapore become on of the busiest city in region. The only thing didnt change was the cleanliness which is for me still impress me.

I arrives today for YOG Games and the atmosphere is unbelievable. everywhere you can see the banner bunting and volunteers running helping athletes and official alike and try to make their daily routine smooth as possible.

Staying here at Pan Pacific didnt excite me much at the beginning and for sure the building itself not really standout from the rest in this area but walking into the lobby i saw very soothing design and i feel so damn dwarf. The front desk service is superb and efficient. the guest officer from Japan is so nice and friendly. The check in done on my table at guess area not at the front desk as customary to other hotel.

The interior design of the hotel is beyond my imagination and i notice they used a lot geometric design incorporated into modern themes. The room is spacious and modern. A lot of wood themes use to make us feel so tempting to stay longer in the room. The view from the room facing the shopping complex is the only setback but can't do much since the hotel located at the heart of Singapore shopping district.

I will enjoy staying here at the hotel and hope you too..

Verdict: Value for Money and good for those who have pocket tebal....

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Hotel Review: Bayu Beach Resort, Port Dickson





Again off to PD for Division Retreat. Quite skeptical on the resort since the last stay here resulting a very unpleasant memories.

The resort didn't change much from the last visit two year ago and the smell still the same..cant do much since everything been arrange by the organizer.

'm supposed to get so call "suite" but it is rather a big room with basic necessities. Not even can compare with standard room in other 4 star hotel. Ok la but not much can be describe for the interior. But when you open up the sliding door the view is to die for.

for those who coming for a solitude, this place can offered so much thing to do to heal your soul but since i'm here because of an official duty then what i can do is only enjoying the view due to the tight schedule.

VERDICT:
for those who want to relax and maybe have small budget this hotel are recommended but for those who are looking for good service and good facilities maybe others hotel or resort is a better choice.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Tolerance among us

Just few hours ago, I check out my fb and found that one of my friends complaining about one particular doctor under our panel clinic in Sri Petaling insulting our religion and beloved prophet. In this tolerance society an act like that should not be condone. We must respect each others believe, culture, religion and way of life. Don't just because you are a doctor then you can insult anybody without have any guilt inside your heart.

A doctor with that kind of attitude should be ban from practicing his medical service and his clinic should be avoided.

I will spread his deed to others and hope they will too.

May your soul burn deep inside hell.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Hotel Review: Everly Resort Hotel Melacca

It been quite sometimes we didn't had family outing. When my wife told me that she have to attend department course in Melaka two month ago and a blink I agreed. Now here we are at Everly Resort Hotel Tanjung Keling Melaka. The journey to the resort was smooth minus few hiccup and misinterpretation of the map. Anyway the resort location was easy to find and you also can google it if you want.

The resort is big and quite new. All facilities are there with big pool waving my kids to jump in.

What surprise me the most was the apartment. My wife manage to get one bedroom apartment with small extra token. It has living room, small bar and bedroom big enough to accommodate our big family. And lucky enough we bring toto along. All basic facilities are there.

The pool are big and the beach are near just a step away from the resort.

Maybe he only complain I have is about the food. We order tiffin menu from room service. It cost us RM27 with rice, ayam kurma, lemak kobis, sotong goreng and I add asam pedas. The rice portion are small even though they claim it is for 4 people. The kurma was ok but the asam pedas and lemak kobis was a let down.

Verdict: very good gateway resort. With value for money but...please improved your cooking skill.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Hot weather

Some info I dig out from the net related to this how weather. Be careful guys cause the hot weather can harm you too.

Why do high air temperatures affect the body?

Normally, the body cools itself by sweating. If temperatures and humidity are extremely high, however, sweating is not effective in maintaining the body's normal temperature. When this happens, blood chemistry can change and internal organs--including the brain and kidneys--can be damaged. Heat also can be stressful if the temperature changes suddenly, since it usually takes several days for the body to adjust to heat.

What are some of the most common heat-related conditions?

The most common heat-related conditions are heatstroke, heat exhaustion, heat cramps, sunburn and heat rash. Heatstroke and heat exhaustion are the most serious conditions.

What is heatstroke?

Heatstroke occurs when the body becomes unable to control its temperature: the body's temperature rises rapidly, the sweating mechanism fails and the body is unable to cool down. Body temperature may rise to 106 degrees F or higher within 10 to 15 minutes. Heatstroke can result from overexposure to direct sunlight, with or without physical activity, or to very high indoor temperatures. It can cause death or permanent disability if emergency treatment is not given.

What are the symptoms of heatstroke and how are they treated?

Symptoms of heatstroke include an extremely high body temperature (above 103 degrees F, orally); red, hot and dry skin; rapid pulse; throbbing headache; dizziness; nausea; confusion; and unconsciousness.

If symptoms of heatstroke are present, find a cool place, preferably an air-conditioned indoor setting. Outside, find a spot in the shade. Put the person in a semi-sitting position. Loosen his or her clothing and bathe the head and body with COLD water. Seek medical attention immediately.

What is heat exhaustion?

Heat exhaustion can result when too much time is spent in a very warm environment, resulting in excessive sweating without adequate fluid and electrolyte (salt and minerals) replacement. This can occur either indoors or outdoors, with or without exercise.

What are the symptoms of heat exhaustion and how are they treated?

Symptoms of heat exhaustion may include dizziness, headache, nausea, abdominal cramps, shallow breathing, cool and clammy skin, muscle tremors and heavy perspiration.

A person suffering from heat exhaustion should be moved to an air-conditioned environment if possible. If outside, move the person to a shady spot. Loosen the person's clothing and encourage him or her to drink cool, non-alcoholic, decaffeinated beverages. Keep the person quiet. It may be necessary to seek medical attention if symptoms worsen or last longer than one hour or if the person has heart problems or high blood pressure. If left untreated, heat exhaustion may progress to heatstroke.

How can I avoid heat exhaustion and heatstroke?

Try to keep cool during extremely hot weather. Stay in a cool environment (preferably air conditioned), drink plenty of fluids--such as water, fruit juices or fruit drinks--and use common sense. Heat injury may develop with or without feelings of discomfort.

What if I do not have an air conditioner?

Seek out the nearest facility that is air conditioned, such as a cooling shelter, a senior citizen center, a church, the local YMCA or a center designated by your community. Even short periods of time in a cool environment will lessen the risk of heat injury. Fans alone will not effectively cool an overheated person when air temperatures are above 100 degrees F.

In the wake of the 1995 heat wave in Chicago, many older persons reported being afraid to open windows or to venture out of their homes to go to cooling centers. In these situations, people may want to contact the local police, their church or a community group about being escorted to the nearest cooling center.

What is "plenty of fluids"?

"Plenty of fluids" means at least 1-1/2 to 2 quarts of fluids daily. This can be water, fruit juice, or fruit-flavored or carbonated drinks. Since aging can cause a decreased thirst sensation, elderly persons should drink water, fruit juices or other fruit drinks at regular intervals during the day, even if they do not feel thirsty. Avoid alcoholic beverages and those containing caffeine. Salt tablets are not substitutes for fluids.

What are some good tips on how to avoid heat-related problems?

Use a buddy system. If you are working in the heat, check on coworkers and have someone else do the same for you. If you are at home and are 65 years of age or older or have a chronic health problem, ask a friend, relative or neighbor check on you at least twice a day, even if you have air conditioning. If you know someone who is 65 years of age or older or who has a chronic health problem, check on them at least twice a day.

Limit outdoor activities. Try to plan activities for the coolest times of the day--before noon and in the evening. When physically active, rest frequently in the shade.

Drink plenty of fluids. During hot weather, you will need to drink more liquid than your thirst indicates. Even if you remain indoors and limit your activity, your body still needs to replace lost fluids, salt and minerals. Make an extra effort to drink a minimum of six to eight 8 oz. glasses of cool fluids daily. During heavy exercise in a hot environment, drink two to four glasses of cool fluids each hour. Parents should be sure young children get sufficient fluids. If you are on a special fluid-restricted diet or if you take diuretics, ask your physician about fluid intake during hot weather.

Protect your body. Wear as little clothing as possible when indoors, and wear light colored, loose fitting clothing outdoors. When spending time outdoors, avoid direct sunlight, wear a hat and use a sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) greater than 15 to protect yourself against sunburn.

Never leave children, the elderly or pets in a parked car, not even for just a few minutes.The air temperature inside a car rises rapidly during hot weather and can lead to brain damage or death.

Taken from http://www.idph.state.il.us/public/hb/hbheat.htm

Friday, April 23, 2010

Sleepless in Liverpool: Volcano crisis in Europe




At last our flight was confirmed by the travel agent. what a relieved. Feel so annoyed by the way they managed the crisis. they should sent the flight test earlier or sent a drone plane to take sample. with the current high technology available plus satellite system in place they cant see what happen in the upper layer of the sky and assumed it is dangerous without carrying any test.

Anyway the overstay in liverpool give me opportunity to visit old friends and new in Manchester. I didnt see peanut since our graduation from Miami University 1998. Very long period indeed. Good short visit to MU stadium and MC stadium..shopping was brisk and cheap item bought without any hesitation.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

HOTEL REVIEW: BRIDGESTREET APARTMENT LIVERPOOL




I'm bless to be chosen to be part or historical technical team to Everton Youth Academy in Liverpool UK. All the story about the academy are true to it reputation. but.....the mother nature have her own plan once we reach there. the very difficult to pronounce volcano want everybody in this world to remember it presence..Puff one day...then the aviation society feel its power and run into chaos..

Anyway my stay here have to be prolong and thank to Everton Club generosity the extended stay are somehow rather pleasant and wonderful..

The apartment we stay are located in the prime area of Liverpool One, the new shopping district just open a year ago..what a location..so everyday we are walking along the famous Liverpool One with shops offering the best merchandise they can offer.

The room are so well organize, neat and modern. you can throw away a feeling that you are treated as royalty here....all facilities such as washing machine, stove, utensil, fridge and etc are provided.

Verdict: so damn good to stay if you got the kaching....$$$$$$

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Hotel Review: Nilai Spring

Just arrived for MSN retreat. Already feel good since the room is comfortable and spacious. The only setback was it is double single bed not queen or king bed. The mattress is a little bit hard and not really comfy. But other facilities are quite good. Oppss the flat screen not so flat and too small compare to the room size.
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