THE MESIAN-MESSAGE NO. 156 - NOVEMBER 2014
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DISSOLVE KIDNEY STONES RECIPE:
At first symptom pf stone pain, mix 2 oz. of olive oil and 2 oz. of lemon juice. Drink straight and follow with 12 oz. of filtered water.
Wait 30 minutes.
Squeeze the juice of half a lemon into 12 oz. of filtered water, add one Tbsp. apple cider vinegar and drink.
Repeat the lemon juice, filtered water and apple cider vinegar every hour until symptom improve.
Hey everybody, some Mesians have come in with very generous participation of bringing out my book that I will publish soon. The book is all about the good deeds and experiences of our mentor Dato' Ted Miles. Thank you so much for your participation.
CRASH, SMASHED, BASHED, MESS...... RECONSTRUCTION OF A CONTRAPTION
An inner urge nudged me to rearrange the corner where I kept I things in the bedroom. I could improve the space by making some changes. I searched for a piece of material to slot in a little gap. I found a suitable piece in the dining area. I changed it with another piece so that I could get a piece of the proper measurement. Hurrah I was going to say.
Then I went to make the change. I raised the contraption I had made as a makeshift wardrobe for my pants. Heave, heave, heave, I lifted. Then "Bloom......" OMG! The whole lot fell on top of me like the crash of an avalanche - three little cupboards with their miscellaneous contents. I was buried in the rubble. I extracted myself from the mess with some trouble. I examined my body. Here and there I felt some pain. All over my body, was fallen debris! I checked my body and limbs. Any bleeding, any body parts missing! Nothing. Luckily nothing bulky or heavy hit me. But the whole place was a mess. Look at the real life camera scenario as follows:
The missus heard the crash. She came in. She was not much of concern. Only she pointed out and said "there's plenty of money on your body, coins here and there, money on your nape." I touched that part of my anatomy. Sure enough something fell off - hard money.
Now I had to clear the mess. I picked through the rubble. Carefully I moved in, to avoid stepping on something broken, something sharp, some nails or some pins. I picked up hundreds of coins that I had saved. Great saver eh! No, those were coins that weighed down my pants and holed my pockets. I used to get rid of them to avert them from leading me down as I move around.
I tried putting aside some of the things. A fluorescent light bulb was smashed. Some smaller and fragile items were in bits and pieces. Some things that I had given up as lost for good materialised before my eyes. Things that I had not seen for some considerable time suddenly appeared before me. I retrieved them with relief, in glee!
It took me more than four hours to only clear the aftermath of the crash. Next I had to think of the reconstruction. I had to put back the cupboards, racks and all other construction pieces so that I could put back all my things for convenience of use. By the time I managed to pick up and sorted out the pieces it was already midnight. My energy was drained off dry. I bathed, hit the mattress and retired!
Work awaiting me with the coming of dawn. Now it was the reconstruction of the contraption that had to be done. I planned. I contrived in my mind. I devised. I decided. I tried. I even altered what transpired.
Now I had a neater and simpler contraption that came with practical functions. With the same little cupboards stacked in place I created a compartment or rather a space where my bottoms were hung in place. In the little cupboards tops were for tops; bottoms were for bottoms. The lowest rungs were for under garments. For books there were two compartments. The following visual will tell in full all these arrangement.
Nice story eh, you may say! If you have had a mishap where you escaped unscathed; tell me to tell to the rest. Or if the happenings happened to make you wrapped up like a mummy, it will be a more interesting story!
THE VISIT: SMALL TALKS AND HAMMOCK
One day at 3.30 pm I gave Lai Mei a call. She said Dato' was wondering just about an hour ago what had happened to me. I had not visited him for so long. Admittedly, I said was fine. I was in Bentong. I would be seeing them in no time. So I drove up to Desa Damai where I bought our mentor's favourite curry puffs. My jalopy climbed the earthen driveway up to his bungalow. Three or four canines greeted me with their gnarling barking that would send anybody leaving. But I brought out some biscuits to bribe and pacify the canines. They jumped on me and snatched the snacks. I noticed their tails wagged and wagged.
Lai Mei and Dato' came out to lead me into the house. In the sitting room on a rattan chair Dato' sat down. That wicker chair is his favourite seat now as the sofas were too soft far too low. Sitting on the sofas needed some effort to push himself up, he once said. I sat on the long sofa near him. We chatted and prattled about the weather mainly about the heat and the rain. I asked if anybody had called him. Yes, there were former teachers and students who had phoned him from near and far. Understood we of our age, some were healthy some were weak.
I told him I was fine. Only my hearing was gradually failing. From the debilitating hearing, it affected my body balance. I walked with a seaman's gait. Something like I walked like somebody drunk. No, I do not go for alcohol. I am a teetotaller. I had sipped red wine. Just a teaspoonful of red wine will make my face redder than the wine. "How's that you can drive?" Our mentor inquired. "While sitting down even in the car, I feel alright." I replied.
After talking for about half an hour, the care-giver said Dato' was tired. I said when tired I would lie down on a couch and rest. But our mentor never did that in front of guests, I guessed. The care-giver said he could lie down on a hammock. "Yes, now we have a hammock," she said.
This is the hammock. Gee! the supporting frame really looks filmsy.
So towards the hammock we walked. It was placed in the space by the main staircase. Somebody gave him as Christmas present. "It was made in Vietnam," said Lai Mei. So now if he was tired he could clamber on the hammock. There was always somebody around to rock the hammock.
Imagine there would be someone to sing our mentor a lullaby and put him to sleep. Oops! I beg your pardon. Wrong way to say. That was not the way I should say. They put to sleep canine strays. I should say the care-giver Lai Mei could lull him to sleep with a lullaby! Hey, can anybody supply some lullabies?
However, our mentor was quite reluctant to rest and rock on the hammock. He was scare because such contraption always looked fragile. He was apprehensive that the strings tied to the supports might snap and he tumbles down and hits the ground. "You can put a mattress under the hammock" I said. "Then the mattress would break the fall. Your skull and bones would not break at all." "Good idea," Lai Mei agreed. "We'll do as you said." She added. The visit adjourned.
ANY HELP FOR AN INSOMNIAC
I drove down to Petron to meet Yengkee Wong. He had contacted me the other day asking me to see him. He wished to participate in the publication of my book titled Ted Miles Revealed. I saw him immediately. He was talking of his health. Today he felt well as last night he had a night of good sleep. He is having insomnia these days.
I wondered what medication is available for his condition. Anybody out there with a solution? Lullabies or secret formulae to induce sleep to an insomniac patient? We welcome your suggestions or tried out solutions. Please tell me to help an old buddy.
Of course, he might be over-worried about his business problems. But he should relax. Pass on some of your problems to a younger generation, Yeng Kee. Then and there I saw his youngest daughter in the station. She is learning the trade of running a petrol station. Make her take over your position.
MY GARDEN = A WEEDS HAVEN - DUE TO NEGLIGENCE
BENTONG. One evening, I mooched around the garden. Well, it was not any sort of garden now. I could say it was a sort of haven. For weeds that's it. I tried cutting off some branches of the bougainvillea for their spiky stems were so threatening and frightening. I always detested that thorny shrub but the missus liked it so much that she had planted plenty of them. Though they flower throughout the year even when the weather was dry and burning hot.
Outside by the roadside I noticed the rambutan tree was already bearing fruit. The last season was in June. Now in early November it was having the second fruiting season again. However, to fruit twice a year is not a rarity for this tree.
The jackfruit tree was barren now. It had fruited once very profusely. The cempedak tree was still young and growing fast.
Then some of the mulberry plants were flourishing because of the rain. Their leaves were young and shiny green. Some were bearing lush hairy berries. The leaves could be boiled to make a soup to drink. People claimed that the concoction had many beneficial effects on our body. It might reduce pains in the joints, clear the digestive system, relieve bronchial problems, flush the intestines etc. I liked the scent of it when boiled. Add in a little rock sugar or honey, the soup is just a cooling drink. Curative or not, means nothing.
The old mango tree was an eyesore to all. Part of them stems were drying and dying. It littered the ground with all its fallen branches and leaves. I took a rake and raked them near the root of that tree. Yet there were still a few fruit up on the ugly gnarled and knotted branches.
A guava fruit dangled from the guava tree in solitary, for there were none others of its kind to keep it company. That guava tree used to fruit abundantly. The weeds around it must have robbed of it all the nutrients from the soil. Next to it I had planted a sour sop sapling but the plant had dried up. I wondered what the cause was.
Scattered here and there now had shot up papaya baby trees. I learnt from somebody that papayas grow lushly in the wild. It was better to let them alone to have their own ways of growing. Giving them attention and tending them might stunt their growth. One plant had shown its gender with no fruit but only white hanging flowers.
Home Remedies For Whitening your Teeth
1. Baking Soda
Baking soda is known as being one of the most effective options for whitening teeth. It's why you see it added to a number of toothpaste brands. Simply add some to your toothbrush while it is fairly wet and then brush your teeth. Make sure the baking soda is wet enough and not dry as in a very dry state it can scratch your enamel. But once wet, it becomes soft and dissolves. *I've personally used this method and found that it worked very well. Make sure you don't use it dry! Also consider trying it as a mouthwash. Add more water to it and swish it around*
Strawberries are rich in vitamin C, which helps to make your teeth whiter. You can do this by crushing a few berries and then applying them to your teeth. Let it sit for about 3-5 minutes and then rinse out your mouth well.
Lemon has a solid bleaching power, many have used it for their hair but it can be used for the teeth as well. Squeeze lemon juice into a small bowl and add some sea salt to it. Grind it down to a pit so you produce a soft paste. Apply that to your teeth and let sit for 3-5 minutes. Rinse well. It's important to rinse this well as you don't want to let it sit over long periods of time and break away enamel.
4. Hydrogen Peroxide
Hydrogen Peroxide can be used quite effectively to whiten teeth. Due to its very mild bleaching properties, it can be put on the teeth topically to help remove stains. Create a 30/60 mix of hydrogen peroxide to water. Use it as a rinse for about 60 seconds and then spit it out. *I have also tried putting it directly on my teeth with a q-tip and letting it sit for 60 seconds.This worked well also."
5. Banana Peel
This one is controversial and I personally wouldn't say this should be your go to option. Some health professionals say it works, while other say it doesn't. In the end, the gritty surface, which is rich in magnesium and potassium, may polish teeth and helped remove some stains on the enamel. Results vary greatly and given the other options available, it's probably best to stick with them, but this could work according to some. To do it, simply rub your teeth with the inside of a ripe banana peel for 2-5 minutes. Rinse when finished. Do this twice a day.
MERRY CHRISTMAS IS TO BE CELEBRATED RIGHT ON CHRISTMAS DAY.
SEE YOU THERE WITH THE MENTOR. POTLUCK FROM ALL.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE FOLLOWING IN NOVEMBER
||JOO SHEK PHIN (WILLIAM)
||MOHD KHALID M. YUSOFF
||YIP FOOK KHIM
||LEE YEW KWONG
||ISMAIL B. MOHAMED
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||JOHN D CLEMENT
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||TONG AH TAI
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||LAM HAY YIN
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