Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Bird's nest - use of bleaching agent for processing

Birds' nests which are just taken down are very dirty and smelly.Nobody will think of consuming them at all if they see the condition. Now let me show you how the birds' nests are processed so that they are edible.


The workers are getting rid of the fine feathers, grass and dirt.




After getting rid of the feathers and grass, the birds' nests are cut into smaller pieces for further cleaning.


Then they are soaked in water for other smaller particles to float to the top.


Then they are soaked in a kind of bleaching agent for them to turn white.


The bleaching agent becomes cloudy after reacting.


The parts of the birds' nests which cannot be bleached will be taken out.






Now it's the time to mould them into shapes





After moulding them into shapes, they are dried.






After drying them for one day and one night, the birds' nests are ready.
Malaysia and Indonesia produce at least 800-2000kg of Cao Yan and Mao Yan. In these birds' nests, only a small amount is edible ( the saliva of the bird ), but they are very dirty and almost black in colour. No one would want to consume it. So should we just waste it like that? No, there is of course a way of turning them into attractive products, which is bleaching. Some suppliers use H2O2 to get rid of the smell of second class birds nest. H2O2 is a rather poisonous chemical, and it might cause cancer. Only some food contain small amount of SO2 and SO3 ( not more than 0.00000002%) In Japan the amount of SO2 and SO3 in all sorts of food must not exceed 0.00000001.

After bleaching






Results

Before this, the nutritional value in Cao Yan and Mao Yan is already very low. After processing using chemicals, the nutrient in the birds' nests is totally destroyed. Therefore, the nutritional value can be said to be lower than Pek Bok Nee... have you eaten before?
The birds' nests which are bleached have lost its original shape. So, businessmen turn these birds' nests into different kinds of shape. The most common shapes are leaf-shaped, strips and round shape. There are also those who dye the birds nest into yellow/ red colour, and cheat the unknown consumers by selling these birds' nests to them as Xue Yan/Jin Si Yan..



The nutritional value of these birds' nest is gone and totally worthless after processing them with lots of chemical.

Do you think that people will still be selling them ?
Don't Be NAIVE!!To be frank, some of the chinese medical hall owners do not even know what are they selling.
what more the consumers? You may ask,' Aren't they afraid of being sued by the consumers?'
Of course not, because they are just the agents, not the manufacturers, they do not have to bear the consequences.
Now, Do you still dare to buy birds' nests which are cheap and big ?



HIGH HEELS : BAD EFFECTS ON THE BODY



No doubt that wearing high heels like more prettier and taller. But, health is more important. So, guys dont blame your girl fren if they weren't wearing high heels ya...


Modern daughter in law

It is a myth that when a son gets married and a new daughter in law arrives in the family, everything changes.

Some daughters in law are well trained and well mannered!!!!!. They don't come to change the family, they are there to............

The new wife (progressive Indian woman of today) was being welcomed at the husband's home in a traditional manner. As expected she gave a speech:

My dear family, I thank you for welcoming me in my new home and family", she said "Firstly, my being here does not mean that I would want to change your way of life, your routine. No, I will never do that, never in a million years".

"What do you mean my child?" Asked the father in law.
"What I mean dad is (looking at her father in law):
Those who used to wash dishes must carry on washing them.
Those who used to do the laundry must carry on doing it.

Those who cooked shouldn't stop at my account, and those who used to clean should continue cleaning".

"Then what are you here for?" Asked the mother in law.

"As for me, my job is to entertain your son!"

Smoking and your body: a total onslaught

We all know that smoking increases the risk of lung cancer and heart attacks. But impotence? Tooth loss? Abnormal fat deposits? Blindness? With each new medical study, it becomes more apparent that smoking is a total onslaught, harming any tissue in the body that needs a reliable supply of oxygen- in other words, every tissue in the body. Tobacco use has been implicated in over 50 medical conditions that can seriously compromise your quality of life, and even kill you. Some of these are listed here. Smoking can harm your:



Brain

Smoking doubles your risk for stroke. Smoking has been implicated in degeneration of mental function.



Skin

Smoking typically results in premature skin aging. Smokers have a two to three times greater risk of developing the chronic skin condition psoriasis.



Eyes

Smoking increases your risk of blindness due to age-related macular degeneration by up to four times.



Mouth

A smoker’s risk of developing oral (mouth) cancer is four times that of a non-smoker. Smoking increases the risk for gum disease, which is associated with tooth loss and halitosis Smokers usually have a poor sense of taste



Ears

Children exposed to passive smoke tend to have more middle ear infections.



Nose

Smoking has been linked to cancer of the nasal cavities and sinuses, Smokers usually have a poor sense of smell.



Throat

Smoking increases your risk for cancer of the phanryx (throat). Smoking increases your risk for cancer of the larynx (voice box).

Oesophagus

Smoking increases your risk for cancer of the oesophagus (gullet).



Lungs

One in 10 moderate smokers and almost one in five heavy smokers will die of lung cancer. Smoking is a major risk factor for COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), which includes such conditions as emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Smoking worsens asthma symptoms and renders asthma medication less effective.




Heart

Smoking increases your risk for heart disease and heart attack by two - three times.

The Brothel Parrot

A woman went to a pet shop and immediately spotted a large, beautiful parrot. There was a sign on the cage that said $50.00.

'Why so little,' she asked the pet store owner.

The owner looked at her and said, 'Look, I should tell you first that this bird used to live in a house of prostitution and sometimes it says some pretty vulgar stuff.'

The woman thought about this, but decided she had to have the bird any way.

She took it home and hung the bird's cage up in her living room and waited for it to say something.

The bird looked around the room, then at her, and said, 'New house, new madam.'

The woman was a bit shocked at the implication, but then thought 'that's really not so bad.'

When her 2 teenage daughters returned from school the bird saw and said, 'New house, new madam, new girls.'

The girls and the woman were a bit offended but then began to laugh about the situation considering how and where the parrot had been raised.

Moments later, the woman's husband Keith came home from work.

The bird looked at him and said, 'Hi Keith.'

Maths prodigy Sufiah Yusof (Becomes Asian Escort)

















Monday April 7, 2008
I have no regrets, says Sufiah
PETALING JAYA: Maths prodigy Sufiah Yusof, who is now working as a prostitute, claims she is living the life she wants without any regrets.
She does not think being an escort is sleazy and terrible and says her clients treat her like a princess in an interview with British tabloid News of the World.
“People think escorting is sleazy and terrible but I don’t see it like that,” she said in a no-holds-barred interview that was published with pictures of her in skimpy attire and sexy poses.

Sufiah: ‘People think escorting is sleazy and terrible but I don’t see it like that’
Sufiah claimed that she wanted to be in control of her life.
“I hate this stereotype society has of escorts as being exploited. It is so far from the truth. My clients treat me like a princess. One guy took me shopping on Bond Street. He bought me a beautiful black Gucci dress for £300 (RM1,920) and then took me to Selfridges, where I could pick a handbag I liked.”
Sufiah chose a £600 (RM3,840) Gucci clutch and later that night, she repaid him for his generosity .
The 23-year-old Sufiah, who passed her Maths A-level when she was only 12, was enrolled at St Hilda’s College in Oxford a year later.
She was working as an administrative assistant earning £16,000 (RM102,400) a year in Manchester when, about four months ago in a bar, she was asked by an “immaculate lady in a designer suit” to become an escort.
She found the offer appealing because she was running up debts of about £3,500 (RM22,400) in rent and credit card expenses.
“I have studied so intensely for so many years, I wanted to have some fun,” said Sufiah, whose Pakistani father Farooq Yusof forced her to study day and night.
The father is now in jail for sexually assaulting two pupils.
She sent her photographs to an escort website and the agency listed her. A few days later, she was offered a client.
She admitted being quite nervous, but excited as well.

In control: A reader looking at the News of the World’s interview with Sufiah in which she describes her life now as nice.
Sufiah said the first client was a “lovely man” in his late 20s, tall and handsome.
“I left that night feeling totally elated having an amazing time with £250 (RM1,600) in my purse,” said Sufiah.
She has built a base of regular clients and saw between five and 10 men each week.
“I don’t believe my education had been wasted – in fact, I usually take problem sheets with me to solve before appointments,” she said.
Sufiah claimed she could earn more than £1,000 (RM6,400) a night by having dinner and staying over with a client.
“Now, I wonder if I could go back to a normal relationship, where you watch EastEnders and have boring sex. I’ve gotten used to being treated like a princess,” she said.
If Sufiah talked glowingly about her “career,” she was not so effusive when talking about her childhood and her father.
She recalled studying maths all the time. She did not have any friends or allowed to join any activities.
“As I grew older, I began to clash with my father. He was violent at times. He pushed me so far academically, I became more confident for any girl my age. I grew up too quickly.
“Oxford was an amazing place but I was too young. By the time I was 15, I wanted to be in control of my life. I fought back,” she said.
That was the year she ran away from university.
Sufiah told the News of the World she ran away with £200 (RM1,280). She found a hostel in London for £14 (RM89.60) a night. After a week, she moved to a hostel in Bournemouth.
When she was found in an Internet cafe, Sufiah refused to go home. She was placed in foster care.
When she was 18, Sufiah returned to Oxford to resume her studies. She fell in love and married fellow student Jonathan Marshall a year later.
“At that time, I thought we would be together forever, but we married too young and grew apart,” she said.
After the divorce, she moved back to London and taught maths in the evening. Six months ago, she shifted to Manchester and became an escort.
“I still enjoy learning and I find it puts me in the right frame of mind for an intelligent conversation with my clients,” she said.
Sufiah is adamant about continuing with her “career” because “I have a nice life.”
She also does not want much to do with her parents. Describing the relationship as estranged, she said she was in contact with them occasionally but “couldn’t speculate what they will think of my new life.”
“I have never felt so confident about my body and I’ve had some of the best sex of my life,” she said.

“I have a nice life and I am in control,” she says. “I hate this stereotype society has of escorts being exploited. It is so far from the truth. “My clients treat me like a princess. One guy I see in London took me shopping on Bond Street. He bought me a beautiful black Gucci dress for £700 and then took me to Selfridges and told me to pick any handbag I liked.” She chose a £600 Gucci clutch. “I’m a Primark (cheap brand in UK) and Topshop girl normally! I felt like Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman. Later that night we went for dinner. I wore my Gucci dress and sexy lingerie and took great pleasure in peeling it off for him later on back at his hotel.”



Sufiah was working as an administrative assistant earning £ 16,000 a year in Manchester when an escort agency boss approached her in a bar four months ago. She’d run up debts of £3,500 in rent arrears and credit cards.



And she was still haunted by her hellish childhood—subjected to her father Farooq’s Accelerated Learning Technique where she studied maths day in day out in rooms kept freezing cold to improve her concentration.

So the big rewards the agency boss promised seemed more than tempting. “I have studied so intensely for so many years I wanted to have fun,” she says.

She can’t see the sordid side of prostitution—and instead likens herself to Belle De Jour—the saucy hooker played by Billie Piper in the TV drama.

“I’d read Belle De Jour’s Diary of a London Call Girl and was fascinated,” she said. “When this immaculate lady in a designer suit asked if I had ever considered escorting, I found it appealing.

“I went home, researched agencies on the internet and found one I thought looked professional. I sent them photographs and they put me on their site.” A couple of days later Sufiah was offered her first client. She recalls: “I felt quite nervous but excited too. I slipped on some black lace underwear and stockings and suspenders and a dress, and just though, ‘Wow, this is thrilling.’

“He was waiting for me at the bar of the Hilton. I expected him to be older but when I saw him he was lovely.

“He was only in his late 20s, tall and handsome. I thought, ‘I can’t believe I’m getting paid to have sex with this man.’



“I’d have been thrilled if he chatted me up in a bar. We had a drink then went upstairs to his room and had fantastic sex. I left that night feeling totally elated having had an amazing time with £250 in my purse.” Since then, she has built up a base of regular rich clients and sees between five and ten men each week. Her sugar daddies have treated her to fabulous clothes, designer bags, trips on yachts and even helicopter rides.

Sufiah, whose interview can be seen on video at notw.co.uk, brags that she can earn more than £1,000 in a night by having diner with a client and staying over. “It’s like they want to rescue me. One man asked me how much I earned a year. I said £60,000. He told me, ‘I’ll pay that amount straight into your bank and buy you a flat and you can be my mistress.’ All the fun that she can have but what about the later life?

Her mother Halimahton is now divorcing jailed Farooq and is desperate for her daughter to get in touch with her. “I was shaking when I found out what had become of her,” she says.