26 June, 2011

New Guideline for Aesthetic Surgeries

We read a lot of news lately regarding several cosmetic surgeries performed on their customers ended up with some kind of complications. Most of the cosmetic surgeries were carried out at private clinics or beauty salons mostly done by unqualified doctors and beauticians. Some of the services offered in beauty salons include cosmetic surgery, Botulinum toxin (botox), injectable fillers and laser surgery.

Thus, I lauded the effort by the Health Ministry to come up with a new set of guidelines for aesthetic practitioners which is expected to be released by the end of this year to prevent surgeries performed by unqualified doctors and beauticians.

The public should be made aware that beauticians working at beauty salons can only deals with beauty treatments such as facial and massage. Only qualified aesthetic practitioners can carry out any procedures that involved a jab or surgery.

Through the guidelines, practitioners must undergo a special syllabus which will qualify them as aesthetic medical practitioners.

Read HERE for more news about the proposed guideline.

25 June, 2011

Tips If Your Electronic Gadgets Got Wet

What happen if your camera, handphone etc. fell in a pool of water? My most feared outcome is that my electronic devices will be damaged permanently. However, this article discusses about how to make sure that your gadgets is still operational after the incident. It is up to you to belief in the effectiveness of the suggestion.

Dewan Suarah Kuching

Dewan Suarah Kuching by wanhashim
Dewan Suarah Kuching, a photo by wanhashim on Flickr.

This is the refreshing view of Dewan Suarah Kuching after undergoing extensive renovation. Part of the renovation is to completely replaced the roof with new roofing material. Before the renovation, the building really looked very old due to discoloration of the roofing materials and also the building exterior paint.

One way of preserving the esthetic view of the building or any building in tropical countries is to put emphasis on regular cleaning and maintaining the exterior facade of the buildings.

24 June, 2011

Little Red Cactus

Cactus by wanhashim
Cactus, a photo by wanhashim on Flickr.

This restaurant use this little red cactus as part of the table decoration. All of the tables have a pot of cactus. The catus is a perfect choice of plant since it requires very little maintenance. Furthermore nobody dares to do anything on the catus due to the thorny nature of the plant.

19 June, 2011

Happy Fathers Day

Happy fathers day to all dads. I think most dad espected something for them besides being wished only happy dads day. Here are some suggestion that most dads are more than happy during this fathers day.

Why not buy him Tucano's Ipad softskin sleeve to protect his precious Ipad. Of course, you should also give him an Ipad if he doesn't have one yet. I think most of them still don't have any yet.

Tucano's Ipad Sleeve

Fine features of the Tucano's Ipad sleeve.
Tucano's Ipad Sleeve

Dads will be more than happy if you also buy him this wireless portable broadband which cost around RM400. With this wireless broadband, all of his gadgets such as Ipad, cell phone and notebook can use only one broadband account to connect to the world.
Wireless Mobile Broadband

18 June, 2011

Morning Rush Hour

Morning Rush Hour by wanhashim
Morning Rush Hour, a photo by wanhashim on Flickr.

Typical experience at any roundabout during rush hour where several traffic police are needed to control the traffic. Without traffic police, traffic gridlock will form at the roundabout causing severe congestion through out the area.

16 June, 2011

Upcoming New IOS 5

Looking forward to the new upcoming IOS 5. There seems to be a lot of better feature for those who owned Iphone 3Gs, Iphone 4, Ipad and Ipad 2. Read HERE for the lists of things that you need to know about the new IOS5.

15 June, 2011

Growing Number to the List of Cancer Causing Agents

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services had recently added several more cancer-causing agents to their list. The new cancer-causing agents ranges from a family of acids that occur naturally in some plant species to fungicide used in fruits industries.

It seems that in this modern world, human are exposed to varieties of cancer causing agents mostly related to the materials that we used on daily basis.

Read HERE for more information.

12 June, 2011

Cattle Crossing

IMG_9185 by wanhashim
IMG_9185, a photo by wanhashim on Flickr.

On this stretch of road there, besides being used for motorists, it is also used as cattle crossing. Motorists should be extra careful especially at night to prevent untoward accident involving cattle.

Dewan Suarah Kuching

Dewan Suarah Kuching by wanhashim
Dewan Suarah Kuching, a photo by wanhashim on Flickr.

This tower looks amazing after undergoing extensive renovation. Part of the renovation is to replace the roof of the structure. After replacement, the roof structure looks very clean and enhances the architectural aspect of the structure.

I hope that all of the buildings in any city center need to be periodically maintained in order to enhance the beauty of the structure.

11 June, 2011


Tanker by wanhashim
Tanker, a photo by wanhashim on Flickr.

if all heavy vehicles on the road are equipped with extra safety features as that of this fuel tanker, accidents involving heavy vehicles might be slightly reduced.

07 June, 2011



What started off as a little pothole will become as the one you see in the picture if left unattended for a period of time. The unraveling of the pavement is due to either traffic overloading or structural integrity of the pavement. In order to carry high traffic volume, the bitumen’s thickness should be greater than the minimum thickness based on pavement design.

Obviously, if left unattended for another period of time, accident is waiting to happen. Even though there will be no accident, our cars need to be sent to nearby auto garage to fix for broken suspension, tire misalignment, etc. This phenomena causes users to incur increase in user cost.

04 June, 2011

Opticians Vs. Optometrists

Today I learned something new regarding the differences between Opticians and Optometrists. One big difference is Optometrists can prescribed contact lenses whereas Opticians cannot. Only optometrists can prescribed contact lenses to ensure that they are competent enough to deal with possible contact lens complications and side effects.

According to the Association of Malaysian Optometrists, prescribing and dispensing contact lenses required tertiary level training in the basic and applied science such as microbiology, physiology, ocular pathology, ocular anatomy and biochemistry.

The other difference is that Optometrists are bachelor degree holders, whereas Opticians had only passed Diploma or certificate levels.

There are about 900,000 contact lens wearers in Malaysia. So next time before you wanted to prescribed your contact lens, make sure that you are dealing with an optometrists. The only question now is that how would you know the differences. Will it be from his age, his attire, or what? Ah, so confusing.

It will be much easier to wear my pair of glasses then since any of them is eligible to prescribe the glasses.

Read more HERE.

03 June, 2011

Pay Phone

I saw this pay phone at KLIA. May be we can carry out a simple survey to study number of people actually using the phone nowadays given that almost everybody has hand phone.

It would be interesting to know the number of people who are still using the pay phone and the reason for them to use it. In my opinion, there would be some reason why the pay phone is still relevant nowadays. Firstly, for tourists, even though they carry their hand phone but the roaming charges can be exorbitant and the only simple solution is to call via pay phone. Those who cannot utilise their roaming services really pray that there is a pay phone nearby to make any phone call.

For those who are under privilege such as children, elders, etc., the pay phone should be handy for them to make any phone call regardless whether the call is an emergency or not. School children will find the pay phone to be very useful to make any phone call to their parents.
Pay Phone

02 June, 2011

Biometric System in Full Force

Biometric system has been implemented at all immigration entry points to better monitor person coming in and out of Malaysia. The biometric system was introduced a few days ago. Hopefully the system will ensure smooth entry and exit processes at all of the entry points. Also, the system would deter any syndicates from helping others to forge important travel documents.

Read HERE for further stories.

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 highest-paying science majors

01 June, 2011

KLIA Aerotrain Back in Operation

After several months of inoperation, the aerotrains are running again transferring passengers back and forth between the two terminals at Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

KLIA Aerotrain

The trains are in a good shape now after being refurbished recently. With the new depot being built, each of the train will be maintained periodically, which will prolong the train's life.

KLIA Aerotrain

The newly built depot will house one of the train at any one time for maintenance.
Aerotrain Depot

Image of this train before being refurbished. The body paint was in a bad shape.