Sunday, January 24, 2010

Beer

"Quoted from http://nutrition.about.com/od/hydrationwater/a/beer_Nutrition.htm"

Drinking heavily leads to liver damage, cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, pancreatic diseases, severe thiamin deficiency and some cancers.


Nutrition Information

According to Michael Jackson, the Beer Hunter, Trappist monks drank beer to sustain themselves during their Lenten fasts. They called their beer "liquid bread."

We don't tend to think much about the nutritional aspects of beer, but according to the USDA National Nutrient Database, one 12-ounce serving of regular beer has the following nutrients:

  • Calories: 153
  • Protein: 1.64 g
  • Carbohydrates: 12.64 g
  • Calcium: 14 mg
  • Magnesium: 21 mg
  • Phosphorus: 50 mg
  • Potassium: 96 mg
  • Sodium: 14 mg
  • Zinc: 0.04 mg
  • Thiamin: 0.018 mg
  • Riboflavin: 0.089 mg
  • Niacin: 1.826 mg
  • Pantothenic Acid: 0.146 mg
  • Vitamin B6: 0.164 mg
Beer is actually a good source of folate, niacin, magnesium, potassium and niacin.

Drinking Too Much

While drinking one beer per day may improve your health, heavy drinking will not. In fact heavy drinking has the opposite effect. Heavy drinking is defined as more than 21 drinks per week for women and more than 35 drinks per week for men. Drinking heavily leads to liver damage, cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, pancreatic diseases, severe thiamin deficiency and some cancers.

Who Shouldn't Drink Beer?

Beer drinking isn't for every one. Some people have personal or religious reasons for not drinking beer or other alcoholic drinks. That's OK. All of the health benefits of beer can be found in other foods beverages. The following people should not drink beer, or should speak with their doctor before drinking beer or other alcoholic beverages:
  • Pregnant or breast-feeding women should not drink beer. Even small amounts of alcohol can damage a developing fetus.
  • People with alcoholism or drug addictions should not drink beer.
  • Young people. In the United States the drinking age is 21, in Canada the drinking age is 18 or 19. Other countries vary.
  • People with liver, pancreatic diseases, or really, any type of chronic disease should speak with their doctor.
  • People with gout should avoid beer. Gout is very painful and is triggered by alcohol.
  • Diabetics should speak with their doctor.
  • People taking any type of medications should speak with their doctor. This includes over-the-counter medications.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Cameron Highland 9-10 January 2010


Cameron Highland is one of the exceptional places in Malaysia that has extraordinary cold climate and being there you need more than a handful of outfits to cover yourself up. I had gone there 2 years ago and again, it fell on the date of 9 and 10 January 2010, that a group of exactly 41 people made up their minds to be the guest of the highland. It is a freaking cold place for people like me, and of course there is no need to compare this place to any other places in foreign countries that hit the temperature as low as less than zero degree celcius.

We visited several places like Rose Valley, Cactus Valley, Raju Hill Strawberry Farm, Boh Tea Center, and the Pasar Malam.

If you expect yourself to have a lot of entertainments in Cameron Highland, you would rather have visited some other places like Genting Highland because Cameron is indeed a relaxing and refreshing place to stay where you don't expect too much of extraordinary entertainment. Our visit was to create some splendid memoir amongst all the course mates because this might be the last moment we spend a great time together.

As usual, some chosen photos will be posted up and here they go you grab.












































Saturday, January 2, 2010

Night Shooting (01/01/2010)

It was nothing but sheer fun and sudden surge of enthusiasm that me, Jason (a.k.a Micheal Jason) and Chew Liang (a.k.a CCL) went out for shooting at that particular night. Jason was with 1000d plus his new Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8, CCL with 40d plus 50mm f1.8, and me with my old 400d plus 50mm f1.8 as well. We took our shot in campus.


Exhausted Jason started declaring ceasefire while peeking at the war between me and CCL, only to find that the time has almost reached 12. I took out my DIY Flash Bouncer and attempt it on Jason and below is what came out.

Also, I managed to snap some pictures of Exam hall, Mosque, Lecture Hall and the quiet street at night.

It was indeed a lucky night because CCL was willing to model for me in order to fulfill the experiment on my paper board DIY flash bouncer test which was mentioned in the previous post. So so sorry to have made him look dull throughout the modeling session, which was done outdoor.


My conclusion is, the DIY bouncer is half complete. There wasn't any softening effect on the flash and in the end, the person's face still come out overly glossy. I think I should have the almost correct construct, but the material isn't appropriate enough because what it does is merely encounter the coming flashlight and bounce it towards the object in higher lightness, which makes the object looks whiter as can be seen. It is lacking of some softening intermediate like silk to completely demolish the glossy look.
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