Monday, October 29, 2007
1. Every person has cancer cells in the body. These cancer cells do not show up in the standard tests until they have multiplied to a few billion. When doctors tell cancer patients that there are no more cancer cells in their bodies after treatment, it just means the tests are unable to detect the cancer cells because they have not reached the detectable size.
2. Cancer cells occur between 6 to more than 10 times in a person's lifetime.
3. When the person's immune system is strong the cancer cells will be destroyed and prevented from multiplying and forming tumours.
4. When a person has cancer it indicates the person has multiple nutritional deficiencies. These could be due to genetic, environmental, food and lifestyle factors.
5. To overcome the multiple nutritional deficiencies, changing diet and including supplements will strengthen the immune system.
6. Chemotherapy involves poisoning the rapidly-growing cancer cells and also destroys rapidly-growing healthy cells in the bone marrow,gastro-intestinaltract etc, and can cause organ damage, like liver, kidneys, heart, lungs etc.
7. Radiation while destroying cancer cells also burns, scars and damages healthy cells, tissues and organs.
8. Initial treatment with chemotherapy and radiation will often reduce tumour size. However prolonged use of chemotherapy and radiation do not result in more tumour destruction.
9. When the body has too much toxic burden from chemotherapy and radiation the immune system is either compromised or destroyed, hence the person can succumb to various kinds of infections and complications.
10. Chemotherapy and radiation can cause cancer cells to mutate and become resistant and difficult to destroy. Surgery can also cause cancer cells to spread to other sites.
11. An effective way to battle cancer is to starve the cancer cells by not feeding it with the foods it needs to multiply.
Sunday, October 21, 2007
Marathon training was affected as i was too weak to run. And i had reminders from my mom that vigorous training would only worsen the problem, the virus might even get into the heart. This was further supported by the doctor from NTU Medical Centre. So i took the advice and allowed myself to be lazy; it isn't that bad really ~
Well, there are things to be done and hopefully i can finish them fast:
1. Integrated Environmental Management Project
2. Integrated Design Project
3. Final Year Project
4. 2nd last time Mugging for exam
5. Work and Travel USA.
Speedwing didn't allocate me a slot for the interview for WAT. I know it was based on first come first served and we only paid our $50 on the last day at the last hour but i think they can do better when it comes to informing the customers (that will be us.) Sending emails at 2230hr on Wednesday and "Demanding" us to reply by 1500hr on Thursday isn't exactly a good method, there wasn't enough time for us to react.
Actually, now i have second thoughts about this thing. Maybe i should just save all this trouble and go off to Vietnam or something.
Sunday, October 07, 2007
With past participants sharing their experiences with us, it really increased my interest in this program. After all, this will be my last and only chance to join this program - it is only open to full time students.
Participants can choose to work in SeaWorld Orlando & Discovery Cove to Yellowstone National Park for a period of 1.5 - 4 months. It will definitely be a great experience. It is such a shame that i didn't go during year 2, otherwise i wouldn't be bothered by it now.
This is because it clash with FYP presentation and Convocation. Unless the dates are favorable to us, otherwise we might really have to miss Convocation.
Go WAT and miss Convo or Go Convo and miss WAT ?
Saturday, October 06, 2007
Last Thursday, 4th October 2007, Singapore's founding father, Lee Kuan Yew, visited NTU for a ministerial forum. It was held in Nanyang Auditorium which could accommodate 1800 people. Not only Singaporeans were interested to hear what MM Lee has to say, people from China, India, Vietnam, etc. were eager too.
I had dinner with Siew Ghim and Wilson before we headed off to deposit our bags at LT2. After which, we walked over to Nanyang Audit and was "surprised" at the long queue extending towards the direction of Canteen A. It was indeed a long queue, kind of like what you will see at Boon Lay bus interchange in the morning where students queued up for bus service 179.
We got into the queue and Huimin joined us soon after. It was a long wait; i guess we were in the queue for about an hour plus before we actually got into Nanyang Audit. The emcee who hosted the event is really a joker; she behaved very elegantly, cat-walked and smiled a lot... but it felt weird, very very weird. Are we not used to people behaving elegantly or did she overdo it? I think is a bit of both.
MM Lee arrived shortly after everyone got seated and gosh he really looked old; well he had just celebrated his 84th birthday not long ago. He gave a long keynote which was a summary of his memoirs which i had read. But it sure feels different with him saying out in person. It makes the events come alive.
The Q&A session was next. There were people who were anxious to ask questions but those who managed to snatch the mike were either china chinese, india indian or Vietnamese. This eventually led to MM Lee calling out to Singaporeans to ask questions. It sure reflect the current situation when CC and II are almost every where in Singapore. Competition here and there and increasing CC and II sure made some locals do feel like 2nd class citizens.
Yes, globalisation is at fault here but isn't there a better way for this to happen? I don't have an answer for this but it is really unavoidable especially with our greying population.
Let's not wait for our multi-million paid ministers to come up with solutions, we should reflect and think hard - what kind of Singapore do we hope to create?