Monday, March 28, 2011

Too Hot to Handle

I know I may be a little outdated on these stuff, but these things are Hot! =D

Do you ever wish to have a hot drink when you're cold, especially when you are lazy to get up and boil water just for a cup of coffee? Or do you wish for a cup of hot chocolate while sitting in a camp? Here is a solution which is mind blowing!

Ever heard of the brand Hot-Can? They make can drinks that can heat up on their own! No fire or microwave needed. 

I was on the way back to my hometown for Ching Ming and our car was about to break down with the electronics starting to dim. So my dad pulled over at Petronas and the car could not start anymore. Waiting for the service team, my mom went into their sundry shop and stared at these self heating drinks. We got curious and bought ourselves one. =)


So here are the instructions;

Or if you want, this is an illustration on how it works.. =)





So if you are a science student and wondering what is the reaction behind this, it is just the exothermic reaction of Calcium Oxide and Hydrogen Dioxide which produces Calcium Hydroxide. =)

CaO + H2O ----> Ca(OH)2

but the reaction just doesn't end there. The product formed will return back to its original state. Calcium Hydroxide reacts readily with Carbon Dioxide in air to form Calcium Carbonate.

Ca(OH)2 + CO2 ----> CaCO3 + H2O

This part, I dont really understand but it said that

the reactions are essentially CO2 neutral: Carbon dioxide (CO2) is released in producing the Calcium Oxide (quicklime, CaO ) by heating Calcium Carbonate (limestone, Ca CO3) to extremely high temperatures, and is subsequently reabsorbed during the reaction. 


So yeah, this reaction can heat up the drink up to 60 degrees Celsius. Hot beverage up for a drinking pleasure. =)


Anyway, I tried this drink already and it's safe. =) I'm mostly amazed by its technology and I'm sure you are intrigued too.. =) Try one for yourself.. =)


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Monday, March 14, 2011

Updated | Japan Wind Directions | Possible Directions of Radiation from Fukushima

This is not an accurate reading, but an assumption.. 


It is all over our social networking sites that countries in the Asia Pacific region including Malaysia may be hit by the radiation leaks from Fukushima's nuclear power plant. So I went to AccuWeather to check out the wind direction of Japan..

This image is as of 10.15pm on March 14, 2011..


Click on the image to animate.. 

From the image, it shows the winds are blowing towards North East..

Though we (Malaysia) may be safe, precaution has to be taken. Do not go under rain or wear raincoat if necessary..

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*UPDATES* It may take 7 days for the radiation to reach United States.. Source: http://www.infowars.com/radiation-from-fukushima-would-take-7-days-to-reach-u-s/

Quote from link: Assurances from officials that any radiation would dissipate over the Pacific Ocean before reaching the United States are tenuous given the fact that pollution from Chinese coal factories, traveling significantly greater distances, routinely hits California.


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*UPDATES2* Wind is blowing towards East only for now, as of 15 March, 10.00 p.m. 
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*UPDATES3* California's radiation effects from Japan, minimal.. 


According to the sources below, it is said that the radiation level from Japan is not risky to health..


http://www.latimes.com/news/science/la-sci-japan-nuclear-usa-20110317,0,1431467.story

http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2011/03/15/officials-threat-of-radiation-from-japan-to-california-low/

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It Wasn't Friday the 13th

It was a blissful Friday morning at school.. Though there was no sun, the cool winds of rain kept sweeping through my school.. Me and a few classmates thought it was a good day.. 2 teachers were absent from out class and we had a lot of incentives from helping some teachers at school..

I had a good meal in pizza hut for lunch and everything started to turn into thunder when i arrived at tuition.. I would keep the info on this specific incident disclosed, but all i can say is that a friend of mine got involved in a car accident due to the slippery roads.. He is fine, not much to worry about.. However, the worse happened when I reached home..

As usual, i would check my facebook and twitter when i get home.. The news was all over the social networking sites.. Japan was hit by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake and a tsunami hit the land of the rising sun.. I checked for the news on cnn.com and watched the mayhem happen.. I wondered, what if 2012 was real? #prayforjapan



For more videos, watch at CNN..

The next thing i got worried about was the effect of the tsunami reaching the United States.. My brother is in California, a place where the tsunami would most likely hit.. My mom quickly alerted my brother, who was thankfully still awake at 3am there.. In the news the next day, California was said that it was not hit bad and there were just a few casualties..

But then again, things did not get much better when a nuclear powerplant in Japan had an explosion and it was releasing radioactive substances in the air.. Till now, we just wait..

For those who are part of the devastation, we are praying for you.. 

Greetings from Malaysia..

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Monday, March 07, 2011

Angry Birds | For PC


Have you ever tried Angry Birds on iPhone, got addicted to it and get upset because the iPhone is not yours? Well now, you don't need an iPhone.. =)

 This time, just use your PC or laptop to play angry birds.. =)










You do not need a touch screen PC to play this, just use your mouse to play.. =)

Comment me your emails if you want the download links.. I will email the links to you.. =)

I am no developer of angry birds nor promoting.. I just want my readers to have some fun.. 

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Saturday, March 05, 2011

Kasturi Walk | Kuala Lumpur

Well I'm sure many of you know Petaling Street and The Central Market. But recently, a street around the corner has been upgraded and has attracted many with its Wau design.

(Wau is the Malaysian traditional kite..)



This place have lots of stalls selling various items like food and traditional crafts. Located beside Central Market, they together work hand in hand promoting our country's tourism and culture.



Just a place for you to stop by.

take care.. =)

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Friday, March 04, 2011

Maroon 5 Live in Malaysia | HTC Desire Z

Oh the tunes #Maroon5 brings to KL!! Grab a #MaxisHTC and you'll get their tickets at a 30% discount. 5 rockstar phones to choose from. <---click to view


This is no April Fool..





This 29th of April, Maroon 5 will be coming down to Malaysia! The alternative rock band consisting of 5 members will most probably perform they're latest album, Hands All Over.. Well if you are not sure what hit is from this album, I'm sure you have been listening to the song "Misery" on the radio..





But of course my personal all time Maroon 5 favorite is their Sunday Morning, which can get me moving just by their swing.. (I love the bass rhythms.. =D)





So anyway, I'm attending their concert! Well this is thanks to my dad who just bought his new HTC Desire Z from Maxis. The phone came with two 30% off discount vouchers to see Maroon 5! For more info, click here.


Dad didn't really wanna watch, so me and my mom are going! Let me know if you guys are going too! =D

take care.. =)

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