Sunday, November 28, 2010


Today I watched the Asian Games Final volleyball match between China and Republic of Korea (South Korea) which i think is the best and dramatic game of all. To be frank, i'm fond of the Korean sides. But, it was the Chinese sides which catch the spotlight as their came from 2 sets down to beat the Korean in a 3-2 set win which earn them the gold medals in the final day of the Asian Games. Even in the rubber game, when the Korean seems to have their hands on the gold with only one match point to go, the Chinese didn't let their faith down and fought until they clinched the title. It was a great match, the spirit from the Chinese team was overwhelming. I should say that they deserve it.

More news are as follows:

"uangzhou, China, November 27, 2010 – China came from the first two sets down to beat Korea 3-2 (21-25, 22-25, 25-10, 25-17, 16-14) in a thriller and clinch their fourth gold medal in a row at the women’s volleyball tournament of the Asian Games here on Saturday.

China quickly jumped to a 4-1 lead, forcing Korea call a timeout in the first set. After that, Korea fought to fall behind at 7-8 in the first technical timeout. Korea and China dueled point for point until 14-14. China’s errors and Korea’s blocking gave Korea a lead. Korea blocked and Chen Liyi‘s several unforced errors in spiking allowed Korea to go ahead with a four point advantage. China made nine mistakes while Korea had only three in the first set. Korea took the first set.

Korea blocked China’s top scorer Wang Yimei twice at the start of the second set and attacked with great efficiency through Yang Hyo Jin, Kim Yeon Koung and Hwang Youn Doo. China had to change the setter to let Shen Jingsi step in, but Korea were not distracted and Kim spiked the ball to clinch the set 25-22.

China found them no way to choose but to fight hard from the third set. Middle blocker Xue Ming led China’s onslaught. Korea was fined one point for technical violation which disrupted their moral and momentum. China took full advantage of that to jump to a 18-8 lead. China took the set easily.

In the fourth set, Korea stayed neck to neck with China until Xue Ming, spiker Li Juan and Wang Yimei carved a four-point lead at 17-13, when Korea made more mistakes which helped China take the set, forcing the match into the tiebreaker.

Korea opened the fifth set in better form. Xue Ming served off the court, Korea’s captain Kim Sa Nee blocked for one point and Zhou Suhong’s error in attack, allowing Korea to claw a 6-2 lead. However, Ma Yunwen collected three points through fast attack, narrowing the scores to 5-6. Wayward hits by China’s Wang gave Korea a two points lead at 13-11 and Kim Keon Young spiked to bring up match point 14-12. Korea is near their great victory. But China did not give up fighting. Veteran middle opposite Zhou Suhong, who rejoined the team only two months ago, earned one point through attacking and then served an ace, leveling the scores at 14-14. China eventually rallied back to take the match due to an off-court attack by Korea and a strong counterattack by Li Juan."(1)

The joy

So, I would like to share the word Libero which is used in the volleyball game. A Libero is a free player who plays defensive role all the time in a volleyball game.

The volleyball libero is a defensive specialist position in indoor volleyball. The position was added to the game in 1999 along with special rules for play in order to foster more digs and rallies and to make the game more exciting. The libero remains in the game at all times and is the only player not limited by rules of rotation. He usually replaces the middle blocker position when they rotate to the back row and never rotates to the front row himself.

The libero is chosen by the team before the match or tournament and that designated player must remain the libero for the entire match or tournament. If the libero is injured, he/she can be replaced by any player who is not on the court, but that player must remain the libero for the remainder of the match.

The libero is responsible for a great deal of the passing in serve receive. Often the libero will be responsible for a much greater part of the court than his teammates. The libero is in the game to add ball control, so his main responsibility is to pass the ball well so the team can run the offense. On defense the libero needs to dig well, getting a hand on every ball he can to keep the play alive. Since the libero has no attack responsibilities, he must chase down every ball he can. He may also be responsible for setting if the ball is dug by the setter or out of the setter's range.
The Libero has to be a good passer and a good digger and usually they can be spotted as the player wearing different colour of jersey.

The Libero in contrast colour of jersey

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Hexagon 8-stage Water Purifier

HexagonTM 8-Stage Water Purifier is a newly developed countertop water purifier, made according to the same underlying principles as the HexagonTM Hi-energy Structured Water System. Easy-to-install, this handy countertop water purifier delivers the same benefits as the HexagonTM Hi-energy Structured Water System – clean, health drinking water which optimizes hydration of the body and enhances bodily functions.

•Clean & uncontaminated, mineral-rich, slightly alkaline, oxygenated, energised & has smaller molecular clusters
•The ideal health-enhancing drinking water for everyone in the family
•Excellent for mixing baby formulas
•Helps remove harmful pesticides & chemical residues
•Keeps vegetables & fruit fresh
•Retains freshness of meat, seafood & eliminates fishly odour
•Contains smaller molecular clusters, so it can be easily absorbed by cells, ensuring optimal delivery of vitamins, minerals, herbs and other nutrients to the body
•Prolongs the freshness of cut flowers for a longer lasting bloom
•Optimises growth of potted plants
•Keeps pets healthy & odourless
•Promotes shiny coats
•Excellent for rearing fish

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Effectively removes chlorine, impurities, pesticides, volatile organic chemicals and heavy metals in the water
Infuses water with energy and water retains more oxygen for cellular uptake
Enriches water with ionic minerals & trace minerals
Provides water that is slightly alkaline
Provides water with small hexagonal molecular clusters that can be immediately used by the body
Produces water that improves the taste of food and beverages
No boiling needed if the water is from a water treatment plant
Easy to install and maintain


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Content :
Ceramic Filter with pore size of 0.3-0.5 microns
Functions :
Filters out most harmful bacteria & viruses
Removes 99% of micro-particulate contaminants, sludge & rust
2 nd Layer : Ion Exchange Resins
Content :
US NSF ANSI /NSF – 44 approved Ion Exchange Resins
Functions :
Adjust the Calcium and Magnesium levels to soften water for better taste
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Content :
NSF ANSI /NSF – 42 & SGS approved Activated Granular Carbon
Functions :
Adsorbs chlorine, odors and colors
4 th Layer : Mineral Elements
Content :
SGS approved 100% Natural Mineral Stones
Functions :
Infuses water with ionic minerals and trace elements that are vital for health such as Iron, Magnesium, Zinc, Calcium, Sodium, Potassium, Manganese and more.
Makes water taste sweeter and increases the pH to a mild alkaline level to perfectly match the body's pH balance of 7.2 – 8.5. This helps to combat unhealthy acidity in the body.
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Content :
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Functions :
Make water taste sweeter and infuse water with negative ions to help neutralize and prevent free radical damage, enhance the immune system, and prevent ageing and oxidation.
Content :
EC3000 FIR Energy Beads, made in Japan
Functions :
Emit three times more intense FIR (Far Infrared) than other water filtration systems
Activate & energize water and break the molecules into small molecular clusters for optimal cell absorption.
7th Layer : KDF + Activated Granular Carbon
Content :
NSF approved KDF – Kinetic Degradation Fluxion (USA NSF 61) (a zinc-copper compound)
Functions :
Neutralizes organic & inorganic chemicals, mercury, trichloroethylene (TCE), trihalomethane (THM), radioactive compounds and other heavy metals
Content :
NSF Approved Activated Granular Carbon ( Philippines NSF 42)
Functions :
Inhibits harmful bacteria growth
Absorbs remaining chlorine, unpleasant odors, colors, and toxic substances.
th Layer : Magnetic Stones
Content :
Magnetic Stones
Functions :
Create a magnetic field to further break up the molecular clusters π Water has a certified NMR (Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Technology) reading of 46-48Hz, compared to the 128Hz of tap water, RO and mineral water. Bottled mineral water is between 90 and 100Hz. (The reading represents the molecule size; the lower the reading, the better.)
π Water molecule size is the most ideal for the body.

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Monday, November 22, 2010

Go Dutch

It was Friday morning when i check my email of an invitation to a seminar of "Project Evaluation Meeting" when i stumbled upon the phrase that interest me which was said by the e-mailer.

This is how the email goes:

Dear Research Scientists

·         Just to remind you…
·         Monday 22 November and the following day is PEM seminar at FRIM Auditorium
·         All of you are eligible to attend the seminar (another way of saying that it is compulsory)
·         Please come at before 8.30 a.m. and stay till 5.00 p.m.
·         Do support your colleagues
·         Breakfast will be provided (go Dutch on lunch)
·         Thank you

So which phrase that catch your attention?


"go Dutch on lunch"

So what is actually go dutch on lunch means. Does it means that you have to go to Dutch restaurant for lunch? Or is it you have to drink Dutch Lady milk for lunch?

The center of our attention here are the phrase "go Dutch". I googled and it is not so difficult to find the results which is the phrase is already used worldwide.

So according to Wikipedia (1), Going Dutch is a slang term indicating that each person participating in a shared activity pays for himself or herself, rather than any one person paying for anyone else. Now i know the meaning of it. Credit to e-mailer for using the phrase which have gain me some knowledge on it.

It was an amusing terms to be used according to me which interest me more to google more and i found the history on the use of the phrase "go Dutch"

The review goes like this:

"The phrase "going Dutch" probably originates from Dutch etiquette. In the Netherlands, it is not unusual to pay separately when dating. The Dutch were already internationally known as scrooges, and English rivalry with The Netherlands especially during the period of the Anglo-Dutch Wars gave rise to several phrases including Dutch that promote certain negative stereotypes. Examples include Dutch courage, Dutch uncle and Dutch wife. The particular stereotype associated with this usage is the idea of Dutch people as ungregarious and selfish. In Spain, "going Dutch" is attributed to Catalans, due to a stereotype that they are greedy. A stereotypical non-Catalan Spaniard would compete to invite the group. In Italy, the expression pagare alla romana can be translated as: "To pay like people of Rome" or "to pay like they do in Rome". It has the same meaning as "going Dutch". Curiously, in South American countries exist the Spanish phrase pagar a la americana (literally "To pay American style") which refers to a treat attributed to North Americans or Canadians." (2)

There it goes. Go Dutch. So, I'm going for my lunch now with my friends. But we go Dutch since it is already the middle of the month.




Tuesday, November 16, 2010

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Monday, November 15, 2010

What is ArcGIS?


ArcGIS is a software for GIS (Geographical Information System) data editing and analysis. It is a suite consisting of a group of geographic information system (GIS) software products produced by Esri (Wikipedia). It provides tools to users from the very basic of data digitizing to the sophisticated modelling. It is a complete integration system which helps organizations of any fields in asset/data management, planning and analysis, business operation and situational awareness. It is a system for people who rely on accurate geographic information to make decisions (Esri (a)).

In ArcGIS, there are 3 key parts that make up this integrated geographical information system which are the ArcGIS Desktop software, ArcSDE gateway and ArcIMS software (Esri (b)). ArcGIS Desktop provides all the integrated suite of advanced GIS applications which is the core system and highlight of the product. In ArcGIS Desktop, there are several other product levels that make up the software which are ArcReader, ArcView, ArcEditor and ArcInfo. The functionality of those product levels start with minimal in ArcReader and maximize in ArcInfo level where user can utilize all capabilities for data manipulating, editing and analysis. In ArcReader, one can view and query maps created with the other Arc products. To perform basic spatial analysis, one can use the ArcView as it can also allows one to view spatial data and create layered maps while the ArcEditor extends the use of ArcView by including more advanced tools for manipulation of shapefiles and geodatabases.
ArcGIS System

Besides all those "Arcs", the focus of the software are the ArcMap, ArcCatalog and ArcToolbox. ArcMap are the software interface where all the analysis or data manipulation take place while ArcToolbox provides extend functionality to the ArcMap. In addition to those, ArcScene provides the user to analyze or visualize their work in 3D. To manage all the data, ArcCatalog provides easy interface to store, manage, copy, duplicate or view all the data as simple as using windows interface. This is why the usage of ArcGIS is very technically practical and beneficial to the users from various type of field and interest background.

ArcMap and ArcCatalog interface

As a researcher in forestry and remote sensing field, ArcGIS has provided me with all of those functions and I'm very satisfied with its easy user interface as well as it tools function. It is in my greatest interest to continue using it and perhaps expanding the use of the ArcGIS software.

Thanx for reading.


Wednesday, November 10, 2010

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