Sunday, September 6, 2009

Charity !!!

Everyone is born with a heart of kindness, loving, sharing and being....a nice person, at last !

Growing up... we keep some qualities, we lose some qualities due to an impact from our living environment. People say that when you grow in a hardship time, your heart will be richer and easier to be sympathetic..... I trust !
Helping people, esp. children becomes part of many of us in life. Looking at these poor kids, some have seen our childhood returning...., full of reflection and mixture of feelings.
We have read uncountable stories about poor kids who need help to survive, to go to school, to realize their lifetime dream.... and we have uncountable times to let it go with a good wish in mind that we WILL contact and help them . But then life swept our goodwill away, we are too many priorities in life, so many duties in life, and we trust that somebody will take care of them .... until one day, when we suddenly remember that innocent eyes from a bone cancer girl - she has left this miserable planet to come back to a land of peace, of loving and sharing....We feel sorry and we promise we WILL.....
I will visit
I will give this gift
I will help them......
I am not rich now, I will do when I have money
WHEN ??????
Charity, from many recent years, seemingly become the "fashion" of a certain group.
Easily to see that from a lot of PR's celebrities, many newly rich social class....
Charity is a luxurious term for many high income class too..... "Oh, my gosh, I am very sorry to hear that - Oh, poor little girl - that boy is so sorry....." like a comment from a movie that they have just watched .......and helping these so called "underpriviledge" is so luxurious :)
Charity - let's do it with our heart and let it make our soul richer and I belive one thing , our legacy defines our real values and says that we have lived a meaningful life. .... will we bring money with us when leaving our body, will we bring our beautiful wife or handsome husband; or our royal accommodation with us, will we bring our top position and our servants with us ...... ? If not, we are free to have our choice - to make us a difference....

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Beautiful day

The most beautiful day in life is sometimes full of funny and embarrassing mishaps.
So this day keeps in mind for lifetime.....

Mật ong chữa bệnh

Mật o­ng là một trong những môn thuốc cổ truyền nhất . Sự sử dụng mật o­ng được ghi nhận trong các bảng đất trong văn minh Sumer khoảng 4000 năm và trong giấy papyri của Ai Cập khoảng 1900 đến 1230 năm trước Công nguyên.
Mật o­ng được dùng từ cả ngàn năm để trị bệnh. Mật o­ng có tính diệt trùng và được dùng trị các bệnh đau cổ họng, cháy bỏng và đứt da rất công hiệu. Sau đây là vài cách dùng mật o­ng để trị bệnh trong bài viết của Bác sĩ Trần Ðình Hoàng trong bài viết của ông cho báo Y Tế Nguyệt san tháng 6 năm 2001. Ốc tiêu xin liệt ra đây với hy vọng là quí đọc giả có thể áp dụng khi hữu sự .
Ðể dịu cơn đau cổ họng: quậy nước nóng với mật o­ng và nữa trái chanh rồi uống.
Nếu cảm thấy mệt mỏi và yếu sức, thì thử uống một muỗng mật o­ng để có năng lượng do các đường fructose và glucose dễ dàng hấp thụ vào máu.
Mật o­ng hỗ trợ sức khỏe tổng quát và làm khỏe người. Hàng ngày có thể dùng mật o­ng bằng cách thêm vào thức uống, trét vào bánh hay ăn không.
Mỗi buổi sáng uống một ly nước nóng pha mật o­ng và chanh sẽ làm sạch cơ thể và giúp cơ thể mạnh thêm.
Trước khi đi tập thể dục thể thao, dùng một muỗng mật o­ng để cung cấp năng lượng cho cơ thể.
Ho và cảm: Mật o­ng được sử dụng rộng rãi như một liều thuốc cho các chứng cảm, ho, đau cổ họng. Về đau cổ họng, dùng mật o­ng một mình hay súc họng bằng hỗn hợp chứa 2 muỗng mật o­ng, 4 muỗng giấm cider và một ít muối. Về ho và cảm, uống nước nóng pha với chanh và mật o­ng sẽ làm dịu các triệu chứng. Thêm một ít dầu eucalyptus hay gừng sẽ bớt nghẹt mũi và dễ ngủ.
Ðứt da và trầy da: mật o­ng có tính sát trùng có thể giúp giữ sạch vết đứt, vết trầy da khỏi bị nhiễm trùng.

Một loại mật o­ng ở New Zealand được tìm thấy có tính chất sát trùng nhiều hơn các loại mật o­ng khác, đó là mật o­ng Manuka. Ngoài việc được dùng để trị bệnh nhiễm trùng ngoài da, loét, bỏng, mật o­ng này còn đang được nghiên cứu cho trị liệu loét bao tử. (Mua mật ong Manukau liên hệ với ENC : +848 38663635, email :

Trị bệnh tiêu hóa: Người La Mã là người đầu tiên sử dụng mật o­ng làm thuốc nhuận trường nhẹ. Ðiều ngạc nhiên là mật o­ng còn dùng để chữa bệnh tiêu chảy. Người ta cho rằng mật o­ng giúp cơ thể tiêu diệt vài loại vi trùng trong ruột

Monday, August 24, 2009

Vietnamese traditional costume - ao dai

Ao dai, a Vietnamese treasure, is the favourite choice of many Vietnamese women as well as designers. The dress appears to flatter every figure who wears it.

Its body-hugging top flows over wide trousers that brush the floor. Splits in the gown extend well above waist height and make it comfortable, easy to move in, and show clearly beauty of a woman’s figure. It is a symbol of Vietnamese beauty

Although virtually the whole body is swathed in soft flowing fabric, these splits give the odd glimpse of a bare midriff, making the outfit very sensual. Ladies eventually adopt Ao dai as the preferred national dress. The dress is also surviving as a key item in the nation’s modelling industry

Drawing on tradition
There are 54 ethnic groups in Vietnam, all with their own dress, many of which have appeared on the catwalk. Fifty-four ethnic groups and 54 different costumes introduce an image of the rich variety of traditional costumes that give creative ideas for fashion designers.

The most primitive yet modern costumes could be from the GiaRai people. Women of this group wear nothing but a small skirt. Men would take just a loincloth to go on any occasion. Then there are H’Mong girls, who wear a shirt, undergarments, leggings and a coiled scarf on their heads. Their skirts are usually in a cone shape with folds that enhance their gentleness.

The traditional Tay costume for a girl is a kerchief tied in a triangle on the forehead, simple indigo dress, belt and silver bracelets and chains while a Muong girl usually wears a medium length skirt, a short white shirt and a pair of silver earrings.

Thai girls wear a colourful scarf, short jacket with silver buttons in two lines and a tight black skirt. People of the Dzao minority share many similarities while at the same time are a little bit distinct.

Girls in the Dzao Do (Red Dzao) keep their hair long and fold it around their heads covered with the red cloth.

Designers love to look back to the past as well, trading the contemporary for old styles.

Clogs, the footwear that both male and female wore in the past, appear on the catwalk in many forms including bamboo and wood depending on the purpose.

Wooden clogs were used at home and they were made with a rattan strap and curved toe-cap for protection. The most popular clogs were self-pared with a slightly curved toe-cap and soft cloth-made strap which is cross-pierced. In Hue City, there was also a kind of clog that was painted with two colours and only rich people wore them.

As a traditional-style fashion, Vietnamese people sometime wear the clogs in summer, showing a new trend of fashion that is both traditional and modern.
But ao dai is the favourite and can be seen all over the country, as girls in white pick their way through muddy streets going home from school or sailing by in a graceful chatter on their bikes.

A cousin of ao dai, the peasant ao ba ba (pants outfit) is a simple ao dai and has been transformed for the catwalk into elegant haute couture adaptations. This, in turn, spawned myriad knockoffs among mass-market manufacturers.

In the past, Vietnamese women also wore ao tu than with skirts to differentiate themselves from men, who wore a similar costume with pants. Women were to wear a dress with a high collar that had the front and back of the dress sewn together with seams running down from under the arms.

Aside from the ao tu than and ao ngu than, the traditional look of Northern girls included a khan dong and a khan mo qua. The khan dong is a black piece of fabric wrapped around a girl's long hair so that it forms a tube around the hair.

The fabric-entubed hair is then wrapped around the crown of the head. Usually, the girl's hair is a little bit longer than the khan dong, forming a skinny, wispy ponytail sticking out of the end. This ponytail is left dangling down from the khan dong on one side of the head.

The Vietnamese call this hairstyle toc duoi ga because the ponytail resembles a rooster's tail (toc duoi ga means chicken- or rooster-tailed hair). For formal occasions, Vietnamese girls often used khan dong made of black velvet. Instead of the rooster-tailed hair, they would pin the extra hair down and cover their heads with a khan mo qua, meaning crow's beak kerchief.

Non La, another Vietnamese symbol is a conical hat made of woven, dried leaves. It is used to shade the head and face from the sun when going outside. The typical image of rural Vietnam is a handful of farmers wearing non la planting rice in the fields.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Back to Blog

A year passes ..... Older ! Wiser ! Going further in the journey.... but still find that this planet is so.... huge and miracle and I am so small in this world.... So many kind hearts, so many bitter hearts, so many sweet hearts, so many and so many.....

Life is still a wonderful journey to learn and to feel and to live a meaningful everyday !!!