Thursday, November 6, 2008

Public Forum on

"Enhancing Our Physical Environment" ,organised as part of the public consultation process by the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Sustainable Development (IMCSD), chaired by the Minister for National Development, Mr Mah Bow Tan, together with comments by 3 panel members:-
1.Mr Tai Lee Siang, President, Singapore Institute of Architects and Director, DP Architects.
2.Assoc/Professor Lee Siew Eang, Director, Centre for Total Building Performance, School of Design and Environment, National University of Singapore(NUS).
3.Dr Shawn Lum, President, Nature Society.

Date:Thursday, 6 November 2008
Venue: The URA Centre (
Forum started from 7:05pm, ended at 9:25pm.
Many passionated public speakers proposed many great ideas and one member got carried away with his arguments on 'commuters network system'; while another suggested that the public should reduce eating meat to conserve energy; and many biodiversity subjects. Great team learning experience for me, too.

The Reflective Citizen: Have the unnatural developments replaced many natural developments in our nation building? Have you had the experience of moving off too quickly just to discover that you are on the wrong track? It pays to slow down sometimes to examine our present reality situation and take critical stock on ourselves. For reflection is a very important aspect of learning and leading to higher learner-ship.

It is important that national leaders and citizens engage in reflection. Many changes have taken place in the work of citizens in ROS(Republic Of Singapore). Reflective citizen invest time in thinking through his/her citizenry life. He/she thinks back at a difficult situation in the country and looks at the situation from a variety of angles. A reflective citizen engages other leaders in discussing practical issues and generates knowledge and insights into everyday problems. We want to (not "have to")engage actively in such reflective practices.

Reflect: Why are we doing what we are doing?

Reflect:Are we more concerned about citizen learning citizenry or country ranking/result?

We seldom reflect upon such questions because the world around us is moving so quickly and we are usually caught in an operational mode rather than reflective mode. But how can we learn deeply if we only engage ourselves in doing? How about the being? Sometimes, fast is slow and slow is fast.

If we do not reflect, do not pause and reflect together with our fellow citizens, when we think that we are doing something different, we may just be doing more of the same thing, and copying others without insight, but in a different way and calling it innovation. The spelling "innoza" is coined and used as Health Wealth blog address "" is to set our thinking from the last letter 'z' to the first letter 'a' in search for true innovative learning.

"Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and each time expecting a differing result."

Reflect: If we do not axe the root of the weeds in trying to rid them, when spring wind blows again, the weed will surely blossom once more. How many times have we fought 'fire' without actually tackling the root causes of the problem? If we can solve root causes, then we will have addressed many related symptoms at one go. Only by addressing symptoms and not the root causes, we can be tricked by an illusion that the problem has been solved.

Reflect: Have we proverbially 'barked!' up the wrong tree-symptoms many times? Energy wasted.

If a problem is urgent, find a quick symptomatic solution to buy us time to look seriously again for a more fundamental solution. But, if a problem/issue is not urgent, do not be hasty. Look for a more fundamental solution.

Reflect: Quick fixes may have side effects that make the present problem worse. For example,certain slimming products in the market today may have side effects that will only hit us after a few years. For a while, the product may appear to promote weight loss. But after some time, other health problems will set in. Now we have a more severe issue at hand. The 'cure' promise can be worse than the problem. Use water-cure protocol found in this blog.

I met one bright student, Arif, from Woodgrove Secondary School, together with his three schoolmates, all in school uniform together with their lady teacher after the forum. This school had some interesting experiences for us to learn from its journey to develop into a Learning School.

The Learning Organisation Journey of Woodgrove Secondary School

The first baby step of creating a Learning Organisation in Woodgrove Secondary School began even before the school building was ready in November 1999. The principal and a group of 17 staff huddled together every other day, in makeshift workrooms to visualise and work on creating this new organisation together, based on their dreams. The visualisation process created a powerful force , a congruency of spirit and mind, matched by positive behaviours. Truly inspired by the infinite possibilities of transforming pristine white walls into art galleries of students' work and waterlogged grounds into a resort style organisation, the starry-eyed got down to work - dirtying their hands from day one !
It was a journey of labour ; a journey of love.

The two months before January 2000 were critical in shaping the culture as the staff began operating on the basis of openness and trust; respecting everyone regardless of role or job-position, believing that everyone will contribute in a unique way to produce distinctively interesting school reflecting the diversity of talents amongst them. A Unique Singaporean Spirit indeed in progress.

The Woodgrove Secondary School welcomed her first batch of 316 students in January 2000. Since then, Woodgrovers have been growing by about 300 students each year till year 2004 when the figure stood at 1318 in 35 classes. The majority of the students come from the lower social-economic-strata who live in 3 or 4 room flats in the neighbourhood with a handful from afar.

The dream of Woodgrove Secondary School is vividly captured in the school crest:
"A picture of peace and serenity under the Woodlands sky. Excitement pulsates in the air conveying the promise of hope and joy, of happy beginnings!
The school logo depicts harmony in a perfect relationship of love, respect and care; two birds in gentle repose upon a sturdy unyielding branch. A nurturing environment resonant with the sound of young life - the chirpy song of birds, happy folks at work and play in the Woodgrove. Come follow your dreams." (Source: Woodgrove Secondary School Personal Planner, 2000) Now I know why Arif and his three schoolmates together with the dedicated lady teacher reflect this spirit and their presence at the Public Forum.

"Every Woodgrover will have the spirit of teamwork and integrity and uphold the belief of nation before self." (The School Vision)
"To nurture Woodgrovers into caring, responsible and gracious citizens of the future." (The School Mission)
"We believe in creating a vibrant learning environment for all. A second home where we grow to become caring, responsible and gracious citizens of the future." (The School Philosophy).

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


IS FOUND IN F&N (Fraser & Neave) Magnolia Fresh Milk, Pure Natural Trusted ,packed in plastic 2 litres, PASTEURISED & HOMOGENIZED.

But in 1 liter package version , on the box, why does this company label "TRANS FAT FREE" ?

Readers in Singapore can catch this advertisement at bus stops billboards around the island, picture with a young girl measuring her height with the giant 2 litres bottle of milk.

I appeal to all readers to seriously quit drinking pasteurised milk for body longevity health sake. Make no mistake, I am for real fresh milk direct from the living cow, but not those processed pasteurised and homogenized milk, however the law approved the sale of these products in the public markets.

The Reflective bloggers-cum-participants. A few snippets :
1.How often have we sighed and resigned ourselves to our positions when we helplessly glared at changes and lamented that nothing could be done to remedy the situation?

2. They (referring to authorities) taught me to be respectful and grateful. These values, I hope to impart to my children and friends whom I meet. But reality is such that given the time constraint and the urgency to complete the subject matter on hand, can we afford to put time aside to impart the values? These values, after all, will not be graded. Countries are not ranked according to the values and uprightness of citizens. How can we account to the Presidents? Or Prime Ministers? Sigh! Unless the focus of our citizen education system undergoes a change for the truth only, this phenomenon will persist. Oh no! Am i adopting "I am like that 'my nature'" and "myth of the faults is from outsider" outlook?

3.Assumptions! Imagine the severe tangible and intangible damage assumptions can cause. They can really wreak havoc. (I finally realised) I have had this deadly illness for a long time. And if I do not start to seek a cure and be more aware and conscious of it, it is going to spread and become deadly.

4.Working with people is never easy. But I always feel we tend to complicate and misinterpret things when in actual fact, they are so clear-cut and simple. And we seldom look at and within ourselves when things go wrong. We simply love to point the finger at others, When will we ever wake up?

5.I have come across people who can preach but who cannot practise what they preach. It irks me. But my mentor-tutor reminded me that more importantly, I must not fall into the same trap when I become a leader. That I must remember.

6.Do I really want to be blogger? Why do I want to be blogger when a blogger is held accountable for everything? When I first joined blogging, I have never thought of this issue at all. But now, this is an excellent question. Can I become a good blogger? What is a good blogger anyway? Can I be good in the eyes and hearts of so many different stakeholders-readers? Or is this a question between me and my conscience?

Monday, November 3, 2008

Human Hair Analysis:

Heavy Metal Toxicity.

Although human hair is technically dead, the minerals present in the hair cell during its formation are locked within the hair structure. Minerals as well as toxic metals in the hair are in a higher concentration than in your blood, making these metal elements easier to measure through hair analysis, without any surgery.

Hair is a soft tissue of the human body; testing the hair is obtaining the equivalent of soft-tissue biopsy, without any surgery. Cost and wealth saving.

Hair analysis is an average reading over a several-month period; it gives a large picture over time of the body's metabolic changes.

Hair analysis and its diagnostic value were once considered controversial but due to stricter standards within the industry and better handling of samples, accuracy and reliability are now excellent. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency states that human hair analysis is an accurate, inexpensive screening tool for heavy metal toxicity.

The Singapore NEWater

Have you try the Singapore NEWater?
The Singapore Water Reclamation Study on "NEWater Study" was first conceptualised in year 1998, as a joint initiative between Public Utilities Board(PUB) and Ministry of the Environment (ENV).

The primary objective of the joint initiative was to determine the suitability of using NEWater as a source of raw water to supplement Republic Of Singapore's water supply.

Tap water, commercial bottled water, NEWater ? What is the healthiest water available to us?

The correct answer is fresh coconut water.

WARNING TO ALL CUSTOMERS: All canned drinks are questionable of its health and suitability for human body rehydration. Taste enhanced beverages can stop your body fat-burner enzyme from doing it's job. Hence weight gain.

As I blog and published posts in Healthy Wealth, I also hope all healthy visitors, that is you, dear respected friend, can help to publicize the significant and urgency to outreach all whom you come in contact, so we may team up and lock arms in learning and living healthily as one human race. We are human and not rats, there is no rat-race for healthy people. Thank you for your constant revisits and interest and comments.

Lack of fresh water in the body is the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue.

A mere 2% drop in body water can trigger fuzzy short-term memory, trouble with basic math, and difficulty focusing on the computer screen or a printed page.

Free Radicals & Oxidation

what are they really?

1.Oxygen is essential for basic cell-function in humans and most humans.

2. However it appears that this is a mixed blessing. Although oxygen gives us an advantage over those life forms that do not require oxygen, it is simultaneously a threat to our survival.

3.Oxygen can produce toxic substances in our body such as peroxide, superoxide, hydroxyl radicals and "excited state oxygen."

4.To readers who never had the benefit of chemistry lessons, here is briefly recap as follow. An atom or a molecule consists of a core of positive particles called neutrons and spinning/orbiting around them are electrons also known as "negatively charged particles. The micro biology world is something like a replica of the vast macro galaxies which surround the Milky Way.

5.So long as the total number of positive and negative charges are equal, the atom or molecules that are not electrically balanced and are capable of oxidising substances by stripping/'robbing' electron from other stable molecules, we are dealing with a free-radical.

6.Oxidation - referring to the chemical reaction where an electrically unbalanced molecule takes an electron from another balanced molecule. This destructive chain reaction can be seen all around us as in metal when it rusts / corroding, rubber as it perishes, apples and potatoes as their cut surfaces turn brown.

7.Similar oxidation processes also take place inside us, rapidly when tissues are in contact with toxic substances such as strong acids or more slowly when fatty substances in our blood oxidise (become rancid) - "bad blood" coined, or as we age.

8.For it is largely free-radical activity that causes our cells to age and protein synthesising machinery to become less efficient. It is this that causes skin to wrinkle and muscle tissue to harden.

Are you drinking the correct amount of water you should every day?

Truth worth revising: Water Cure Protocol

The human body needs water -- nothing substitutes for water. Coffee, tea, soda, alcohol, and even milk and juices are not the same as water.

Scientific Protocol* to regain healthy life again.

1.*Water should be drunk 1/2 hour before meals. The optimum time is thirty (30)minutes before eating. One glass size of 200ml or 7oz. This prepares the digestive tract, particularly in people with gastritis, duodenitis, heartburn, peptic ulcer, colitis, or gas-producing indigestion.

2.* Water should be taken anytime you are thirsty ---even during meals. Common sense? But many are making the common mistakes of drinking beverages instead during meals.

3.*Water should be taken two and a half hours (2 1/2 hours) after a meal to complete the process of digestion and correct the dehydration caused by food breakdown.

4.*Water should be taken first thing in the morning to correct dehydration produced during long sleep.

5.*Water should be taken before exercising to have it available for creating sweat.

6.*Water should be taken by people who are constipated (bowel movement problems) and don't eat sufficient fresh fruits and fresh vegetables(raw).
Two to three glasses (8 oz each glass) of water first thing in the morning act as a most effective laxative.

7.*Water should be taken before you go to sleep. For your brain need water to work with.

Lack of salt. Salt is vital for maintaining muscle tone and strength. Lack of bladder control and involuntary leakage of urine could be a consequence of low salt intake. For every 1250 ml of water drunk , use quarter (1/4) teaspoon of sea-salt in food.

The Politics Of Water.

Has the worst impacts of the world water crisis hit your health and wealth, yet?

2.Yet, water, which is essential to all living beings, except angels, is often ignored or treated mainly with filtration systems.

3.Water is the very foundation of all life on Earth.

4.Water is the life blood of our planet, the life giving fluid in all organisms, plants, animals and humans.

5.Our very existence is intimately and immediately connected with the quality of water available to us.

6.Our thinking apparatus runs on water.

7.Human physical bodies are two-third(2/3) water, so obviously its qualities and quantities can heal or harm us.

8.Water remember and later convey "information."

9.No wonder the most dynamic frontier in science today is water research.

10.Water - The Mystery Element. Water as the "universal solvent" melds with nearly any element. Hydrogen, the main ingredient in water, is spread throughout galaxies, and ice is found in dust clouds in outer space. But only H2O, water is found on planet Earth.

11. 21st century materialistic age people, not all though, lost the abilities to sense subtle energetics and profound properties of water.

12. Our era treat rivers and oceans as dumping grounds, and we face shortages of healthy drinkable water.

13. Will the water one day became the currency in the next century? Meanwhile researchers of water mysteries struggles for funding.

The Genetic Code & Proteins

All fresh produce, fruits and herbs, come with their proportional elements, proteins, fats, carbohydrates, minerals , vitamins, others traces of gases like oxygen, nitrogen, hydrogen, all in organic form. Naturally balanced.

2.Proteins are large, complex molecules made up of long chains of submits called amino acids. There are twenty(20) different kinds of amino acids.

3.Each amino acid is encoded through triplets of nucleotides called codons (genetic code).

4.Out of the four(4) nucleotides sixty-four(64) different codons can be built.

5.Sixty-one(61) of them encode twenty(20) amino acids. Three codons (TAA, TAG and TGA) cause protein transcription to cease. These are known as stop codons. T=Thymine; A=Adenine; G= Guamine.

6.Since every triplet encodes an amino acid or a stop codon, many pairs of codons, that differ only in the third position base, code for the same amino acid.

7.A shift of one letter (T,A,or G)in reading the same nucleic acid sequence results in a very different amino acid sequence.

8.The phase of codon reading is called the reading frame. There are three(3) different frames in one direction and three(3) more reading frames on the complementary strand.

Low Fat, High Protein with High Calcium (Pasteurized and Homogenized) 'Fresh' Milk is never suitable for longevity health programme. Pasteurization is a process involved high heat treatment, and during this heat treatment those fatty acids in fresh milk will turn to trans-fat. So, even with the package advertisement label "trans-fat free", it is not really trans-fat free milk as the dairy industry claimed.