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Friday, August 03, 2012

secret at the bottom of a plastic bottle

an old news from email:


【轉】震驚!飲料瓶底部致命的秘密!

 
     阿聯酋一個十二歲的女童,因為連續十六個月使用同一個礦泉水瓶,她得了癌病。瓶裡面含一種叫做PET的塑料材質,用一次是安全的,如果你因節儉或方便而重複使用,就有致癌危機。


礦泉水瓶的底部都有一個帶箭頭的三角型, 三角型裡面有一個數字。
       一般礦泉水瓶子,底部標示1, 農夫山泉4升裝, 底部標示2,泡茶的塑料耐熱杯,底部標示5。這些數字都有什麼含義呢?今天我們就來揭開這些數字的秘密。







PET 聚對苯二甲酸乙二醇脂

常見礦泉水瓶、碳酸飲料瓶等 。耐熱至70℃易變形, 有對人體有害的物質融出。 1號塑料品用了10個月後,可能釋放出致癌物DEHP。不能放在汽車內曬太陽;不要裝酒、油等物質



HDPE高密度聚乙烯

常見白色藥瓶、清潔用品、沐浴產品。不要再用來做為水杯,或者用來做儲物容器裝其他物品。清潔不徹底,不要循環使用。



PVC 聚氯乙烯

常見雨衣、建材、塑料膜、塑料盒等。可塑性優良,價錢便宜,故使用很普遍,只能耐熱81℃.高溫時容易有不好的物質產生,很少被用於食品包裝。難清洗易殘留,不要循環使用。若裝飲品不要購買。



PE 聚乙烯

常見保鮮膜、塑料膜等 。高溫時有有害物質產生,有毒物隨食物進入人體後,可能引起乳腺癌、新生兒先天缺陷等疾病。保鮮膜別進微波爐。



PP 聚丙烯

常見豆漿瓶、優酪乳瓶、果汁飲料瓶、微波爐餐盒。熔點高達167℃,是唯一可以放進微波爐的塑料盒,可在小心清潔後重複使用。需要注意,有些微波爐餐盒,盒體以5號PP製造,但盒蓋卻以1號PE製造,由於PE不能抵受高溫,故不能與盒體一併放進微波爐。




PS 聚苯乙烯

常見碗裝泡麵盒、快餐盒 。不能放進微波爐中,以免因溫度過高而釋出化學物。裝酸(如柳橙汁)、鹼性物質後,會分解出致癌物質。避免用快餐盒打包滾燙的食物。別用微波爐煮碗裝方便麵。



PC其它類

常見水壺、太空杯、 奶瓶。百貨公司常用這樣材質的水杯當贈品。很容易釋放出有毒的物質雙酚A,對人體有害。使用時不要加熱,不要在陽光下直曬。

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Pay raise?

I dreamt that i had a pay raise... higher than my wife's.
oh but it was just a dream.
when is that "soon"?
I sure hope it's really soon.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Blacksheep papa

i've become a DAD.

what a powerful word.
for someone like me who likes stability, it's already quite a disaster.
it's like an atomic bomb going off in the middle of my shower.
if not the long gestation period in mommy's tummy, little baby tiara would deal much more damage to me than ever.

ever since whitesheep is pregnant, we've tried to come up with a schedule of how to live our life.
what to do before going to work every morning. what we would do when i come home.
we thought, well at least i thought our schedule sort of worked, when everyone is "happy", at least hypothetically, even for someone who isn't easily satisfied or becomes unhappy pretty easily.
even peaceful times are more common back then.
since the little bundle of joy has arrived there are much more things to be "unhappy" about.
my "alone time" has become less. making me wanting even more.
with my workload increasing steadily after a colleague has left and house chores increasing ten fold, it's harder to find time for myself.
even less so if she's unhappy.
seems like she has nothing she likes doing besides swiping on that ipad these days.
now that she's back to work she has more excuse of being tired and moody and gloomy.
doesn't want to do anything, luckily besides taking care of tiara.
if asked why she is always grumpy and gloomy, she would accuse me of neglecting her.
oh that's why.
it's so easy to accuse me of sitting in front of the pc instead of doing __________.
how it has ruined my life, this computer addiction.
and it doesn't have to be games. but mostly it is.
what am i to do? is there a support group for computer addicts?
wow i just love to type on this new razer ultimate black widow stealth edition man, love to type it like i've never typed before.

what worsens the situation is online competitive games.
so hard to play those now. every now and then i'm needed by tiara's side to tend to her cries.
why does she cry so much anyways? her attention seeking trait must be from her mother.
now a days she just cry at her max volume instead of the earlier progressive crying until someone tends to her needs.
eh but a baby is a baby right?

hey but being a dad supposedly eliminates any thoughts in a person that makes him naive, and makes the person more matured right? but i hardly think so.
could it be something else?
heard before also the more relationship one has under his belt, the more matured the person.
is that even true?
i have 0% chance of finding out now that i'm in this hole.

lemme see, what do i want to type some more?
a free flow of thoughts firing like a machine gun
clickety clack on my new keyboard.
that's the sound right now.
loving it.
even if it's nonsensical nonsense and jiberish jab.

whatever, this blog is self serving anyways.
i am my own king!

wonder what's the next episode entails.
at least amid the gloominess in the house there's news to celebrate.
ah ka is leaving for nyc this 1/8.
so happy for her. really.
she's living her dream.
what would it be like to have a dream and achieve it.
why can't i do that.
i've been so burned out since LKY i'm like a over-cooked turkey.
still left in the oven.
how i wish i was just a normal guy back then and saved all my energy just so i can unleash it now.
to shine like a bright star now would prove to be so much more better than to have a meaningless LKY and never continue on the path of full time education.

ahhh that path.
i felt ever so slightly jealous when ah ka was showing me her newly laminated CPA cert and the rest of her Uni cert, JC cert and transcripts.
and dad was always telling everyone that he owes me a big deal being unable to let me continue my studies. what's the use of saying this now?
seriously i wouldn't feel any better now that i'm in this hole.
and he can't see me from that hole he's stuck in over there.
getting himself involved in these thing is his own karma.

it's interesting that the case with dry dock worlds is developing in to a court trial.
although they are not directly suing us, not yet, but defending against them is quite taxing and slowing down my own work quite a bit.
after that meeting with MOM proved to be more tiresome than first thought.
there's even a possibility dry dock would sue us to recover their cost if they were to win this one against MOM. all they have to do is to cast a doubt on our system having the slightest possibility of failing at some point, (which most systems do, you can find fault with any system however small) they win. MOM can't charge them with the criminal charges of killing two and 20+ injured, and they have all the ammo to run their steamroller over us.
we are just small fry.

which is just the way the bosses wanted it to be.
seriously, should i change my job?
there seems to be jobs out there waiting for me.
just like marrying my first girlfriend, for that i can't venture out anymore, but for my job i can.
however i have to leave my comfort zone of 8yrs and counting.
what's it going to be like?
important thing is i like stability, since i have absolutely no backup.
nobody in this world can help me in my struggles.
on top of that all i have are burdens.
things that pull me back. including my own character of preferring to stay the same.
but deep in my heart i love adventure.
why i don't have a partner that loves the same.
it would be a much more interesting life.
but anyone could say that my life is not over, and i'm still young, i can still make changes.
all these talk are just what they are, talk.
in the end, i'm the only one that can pick up the sword.

should i start writing?
let's see what should i write.
came across a self help book at popoular about all turning points fall on a thursday.
seems interesting, but expensive for a book that only has an interesting cover.
i haven't got to even the second page when i notice her impatience.
patience is a rare commodity for her now it seems.
seldom can she stand the shit that i used to do or my stupidity, now that tiara is in the picture.

and mango is my good friend.
have always liked to eat it. fresh mango, dried mango.
best served cold.
but recently i fell ill to cold and the doctor downstairs knew that i have a sensitive nose and told me to avoid mango!
what?!
this cannot be!
so i kept eating dried mangoes to test his "theory".
actually i'm testing my own body.
still sick and having a semi blocked right nose.
green goo is oozing from it and some of it getting dried in the nostril.
damn... i don't fall sick normally. WTH...

and that's it for now.
just now i went in to play with tiara and whitesheep seems to have lightened up and joined in the fun a bit.
the ambient is less moody now.
i might even try to play a couple rounds of max payne 3 death match.
um... it's 12 midnight now.
TCM theory says to preserve the body, now is the time to sleep, even for 20mins.
have never tried that before since i sleep everyday way past midnight.
hai... life is short, right?



Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Toys

i did it.
Black Widow Ultimate Stealth Edition keyboard is in stock again.
Ordered one.
Can't wait till it arrives.

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

A sweet little dream

Didn't remember my dreams for a long time like today.
I was in school. not really sure which one.
It's the first day of school. i was in a prep room or something.
As usual i was late and sort of panicking.
I didn't bring my textbooks too.
But i was dazing and day dreaming. wondering why a grown man is in his uniform.
Am i given a second chance?

Strangely, Teng Teng is making me coffee and Tim Tim is kinda getting my books.
They are talking to me but i cant hear what they are saying.
This place feels exciting as i cant wait to see my new classmates.
Will i see my primary school friends? or friends from SSC?
Both are just as enticing.
I was still day dreaming and looking at the swirling hot water in the kettle and the color of the coffee as the spoon slowly stirring in the cup when the school bell rang.
Why am i still in the prep room being so calm when i'm clearly late is puzzling.
Dreams do not make sense anyway.

Finally i got on my feet and got my textbooks and started for the classroom.
I met 郭老師 on my way and asked her if she's my form teacher after we greeted each other happily and clearly in surprise how we can meet this way.
Haha how funny. she could well be retired by now.

As i pushed open the door to my classroom, i hear birds chirping and can feel the warmth of the sun.
I think it's summer in HK.
The school bells rang again, this time fading to a beep beep beep sound.
I woke to the morning alarm clock and a slowing waking Tiara.
Wanted so much to return to sleep, but i'm late for work. Again.

I started for the toilet.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Polygon Zenith 4.0

Bought my first "good" bike yesterday.
took over from ah liow, ah neo's boss.
700 is a good price for a 1yr old 1400 bike.
it feels like a hybrid, seated upright like a  mountain bike, but it has the thin wheels of a road bike.
ofcos, it can only ride on roads then. it doesnt have shock absorbers too.
what it has is an internal hub gear, where all the gears are inside a cylinder, so it's maintenance free and the gears are safely protected from weather.
the front wheel has an internal dynamo as well, it doesn't give the wheels more drag when traveling. The halogen lamp is very bright.
all the gear system, shifters, switch-gears are from shimano.
wheels are double walled from maxxis.
Fork is the only part carbon fibre.
everything looks good, except there are some minor damage from falling before.
also i heard some sounds coming from the rear wheel or the internal hub gear the first time i brought it home.
it sounds like a ball bearing or a nut rolling against metal.
when the rear wheel moves, the sound will start.
when the wheel stops, the sound will continue for a while, as though pushed by momentum until it settles at the bottom.
i brought the bike for a checkup at rodalink upp thompson. but since the bike wasn't bought from there and the staff seemed busy repairing another bike and it's about 7pm, near to their closing hour 8pm, so they didn't do much checking on the bike. they tested the brakes and shifters as well as the wheels.
but the staff said he doesn't know how to open the internal hub gear system.
he doubts the staff at upp east coast rd branch will know either.
hmmm... but then, the sound disappeared by the time i reach the shop. maybe transporting it side ways in the van made the sound disappear. for watever it was, it didn't occur again.
i rode on it for 12km and about 20mins, nothing seems to be the problem. the sound didn't reappear. the ride is smooth, except that i can't seem to hit gear 7 or 8 as i can't really push the bike harder with my current stamina. need to train more.
since the sound disappeared,  i think it's safe to buy it off ah liow. it was very nice of him to lend me the bike to try out a couple days before i even paid him anything. visited his penth house at upp east coast rd too. luxurious and spacious. he even owns the rooftop he used as a garden and fish pond. what if one day i can make this much to own a place like this?
he likes bruce lee, had some collections and figures i took some pictures of. bruce looks like the real thing in my phone.
heading off to yishun dam tonight. and might investigate those ufo flying above the sky nearby. might be released from park near yishun centre. can i go there?
and i should start getting bike gears! cycling computer first. USD so low, great time to buy from dealextreme.

Friday, July 01, 2011

thoughts

do you sometimes become uncontrollably tired of doing anything at all?
looking at the clock to check the time every 5mins, but still just wasting time, and yet feel that time is not enough all the time?
while doing the usual stupid little things, the body will send signals sometimes to warn me to get off my chair and do something meaningful. but i'll just shut it down like the noisy alarm clock in the morning.
what is wrong with me
am i tired of living cos everything sucks and i don't feel needed
is there a source of this pool of sadness
do i need to get out of here, find a place where nobody knows me and start all over?

Saturday, June 18, 2011

it's time

It's been a long year.
Many has happened around myself and the small world around me.
Life has been more or less the same and there're the usual ups and downs.
Feeling kinda down lately, friends have grown apart, family having problem at home.
But i thought maybe i'd blog again, to have a little outlet to shout out at.
Also since i've teamed up with dom on a little venture on a blogging business.
Yes it's not yet a business, but we've gotta start somewhere.
Pro-blogging takes time and a bit of luck for others to read and pick up on our blog.
We decided to start with gadgets from all around the world.
Been watching a lot of Southpark, going through all seasons everyday at work or at home.
Gaming life revolves around League of Legends, Crysis 2 and Duke Nukem Forever.
My Aquarium is thriving with about 30 Tigerbarbs. 10 Zebra-stripe, 10 Blue, 10 orange.
Watching them swim around the tank calms me. Especially when they swim around the top of the tank waiting for me to feed them everytime i come close to the tank.
Also i've 2 prawns in a separate tank.
One of them has just shed its shell to grow bigger.
The white shell looks very much like Aliens' exoskeleton, slimy, smooth and full of goo.
Keeping these little pets are really interesting.
Not as troublesome as a dog/cat, and yet can have the satisfaction of having some life at home apart from plants.
For some reason i can't upload pics here with the "insert image" function. it only lets me upload but the pics doesn't appear. CRAP!
About time i stop to go play some games.
Gotta meet dom later online to show each other the posts we wrote. Also go to the BBQ with Lui2's colleagues. Wonder what are they like. Are they as dao as normal singaporeans are?

Blacksheep's Eyes

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