Monday, December 29, 2008

Red Wing ads...

Not sure what they try to convey...



Monday, December 15, 2008

Paratrooper Components Weight

Parts Weight(g)
龍頭墊圈 Handle Bar Clamp Washer 15
煞車線x2 Brake Cable x2 32
座管束 Seat Post Clamp 50
後快拆 Rear Quick Release 62
前快拆 Front Quick Release 70
車頭碗 Head Tube 118
後V夾 Read V-brake 130
碟盤+螺絲 Screw 138
握把 Grip 140
外管 Stems 145
車把 Handle bar 184
煞車手把 Brake Lever 196
中變 Front Derailleur 205
機械碟 Disc Brake 230
龍頭 Handle Bar Clamp 238
手變+線 Shifter 285
座桿 Seat Post 305
SRAM X5後變 Rear Derailleur 305
鏈條 Chain 315
飛輪 Freewheel 336
BB Bottom Bracket 350
座墊 Saddle 378
踏板 Pedals 400
齒盤+曲柄 Chainwheel + Cranks 922
車架 Frame 2700
前叉 Fork 2438
外胎800g+內胎+輪組 Tire 800g+Tube+Rim Set 4390
Total Weight 15077

Friday, December 12, 2008

Mumps

Reviewed by Dr John Pillinger, GP

What is mumps?
Mumps is caused by a paramyxovirus. Of the more common childhood illnesses, it is the disease with the longest incubation period and can take as long as three weeks from infection to outbreak, which can make it difficult to track down the source of infection.

The virus is contagious for about two to three days before and up to seven to eight days after the disease breaks out.

How do you catch mumps?
Mumps is a viral infection spread by airborne droplets from the nose or throat. However, it is the least contagious of the five major children's diseases and requires close contact before infection can occur. Though small children can get mumps, the disease is most common after the age of two.

Today, most children are vaccinated against mumps with the MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccination.

The virus enters the body through the airways, then passes around the body in the bloodstream. It can end up almost everywhere - the kidneys, thyroid gland, pancreas, sexual glands and, not least, the salivary gland. The virus thrives in the parotid salivary glands, which lie in the cheeks just in front of the ears.

What are the symptoms of mumps?
Mumps usually begins with two days of discomfort and an increasing temperature. This is followed by an uncomfortable feeling in the jawbone, later accompanied by a swelling of the parotid glands. Often the swelling occurs unevenly, on one side of the face before the other. The body temperature may rise to 40oC and the swelling can feel oppressive and sore. The earlobes stick out and the child's face eventually looks very swollen. The child experiences pain when opening their mouth. In mild cases the swelling may only last three to four days, but it can go on for a week or more.

How does the doctor make the diagnosis?
Usually the doctor makes the diagnosis based on the symptoms.

What complications may arise?
Although the swollen parotid glands and high temperature caused by mumps may be unpleasant, the most serious repercussions involve possible infection of other organs.

In 20 to 30 per cent of the cases of adult men with mumps, the disease infects the testicles (orchitis) causing swelling, pain, soreness and a higher temperature. This often occurs about a week after the disease has broken out, and is a serious infection that may cause sterility.

However, among the few sexually mature men who contract mumps, only half get orchitis. Of these patients, only 10 per cent are affected in both testicles, and even then it does not necessarily cause sterility. If sterility occurs, there is still a chance that fertility may return.

Boys who have not reached puberty and are not sexually mature rarely get this kind of inflammation of the testicles.

The risk of women contracting oophoritis – inflammation of the ovaries – is even smaller than inflammation of the testicles in men. However, should this happen, it has no effect on fertility.

Inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis) is a recognised but uncommon complication.

A less rare complication of mumps is meningitis, which may appear 3 to 10 days after the onset of mumps. This is an inflammation of the membranes of the brain or spinal cord. Meningitis is a serious disease, but in connection with mumps it is usually mild. However, it still requires close attention and special care of the patient.
The symptoms of mumps-meningitis are:
  • headache
  • aversion to bright light
  • possible vomiting
  • typically a stiff neck, leaving patients unable to touch their chest with their chin and causing the head to bend slightly backwards.
How are mumps treated?
Apart from staying in bed while the swelling and temperature is at its highest, mumps demands no special attention.

Prior to the development of a vaccine mumps was considered to be a part of growing up for many children. If the disease is contracted later in life, the risk of the unpleasant complications listed above is far greater.

Children can return to childcare institutions or school when they are feeling well and the swelling of the glands has subsided.

Who should be vaccinated?
Today it is recommended that all children get the MMR vaccination, which contains a vaccine against mumps. This vaccine gives the same lifelong immunity and protection against the disease as the disease itself.
The recent rise in the number of mumps cases among young students is thought to be entirely due to these children having missed being vaccinated earlier in their life.
In the UK, the vaccine is offered to all children between 12 and 18 months, with a second booster dose before starting school between the ages of three and five.

Based on a text by Dr Per Grinsted
Last updated 19.11.2008

Sunday, December 7, 2008

My New Levi's 501 Style: 8501-0004




Price Tag: $149.90 with $50 old jeans trade-in promotion, effectively $99.90,
so it is with 33.33% discount....worth it.
Waist & Lenght: 34"
Although I've been looking for W: 34" L: 32" or 33" but too bad it is not available in this part of the world, only saw them in Japan or Japan import model which cost double the price of those model available here...Diu....!
This pair of jeans apparently have thinner pocket cloth as compare to the last few pairs that I owned.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Levi's Store in Sg

Levi's® Store 230 Victoria Street
Levi's® Bugis Junction
#02-17/18 Bugis Junction
Singapore 188024
63376501

Levi's® Store80 Marine Parade Road
Levi's® Parkway Parade
#01-41/42 Parkway Parade
Singapore 449269
64474501

Levi's® Store 260 Orchard Road
Levi's®The Heeren Shops
#01-11/12 The Heeren Shops
Singapore 238855
67320501

Levi's® Store304 Orchard Road
Levi's® Lucky Plaza
#01-16 Lucky Plaza
Singapore 238863
67373501

Levi's® Store6 Raffles Boulevard
Levi's® Marina Square
#02-319 Marina Square
Singapore 039594
63333501

Levi's® Store391 Orchard Road
Levi's® Ngee Ann City
#B1-30 Ngee Ann City
Singapore 238872
67356501

Levi's® Store4 Tampines Central 5
Levi's® Tampines Mall
#01-39/40/41 Tampines Mall
Singapore 529510
67821501

Levi's® Store250 North Bridge Road
Levi's® Raffles City
#01-32 Raffles City
Singapore 179101
63345501

Levi's® Store176 Orchard Road
Levi's® Centrepoint
#01-25/26 Centrepoint
Singapore 238843
67346501

Levi's® Store3 Temasek Boulevard
Levi's® Suntec City
#01-62/64/66 Suntec City
Singapore 038983
63369501

Levi's® Store68 Orchard Road
Levi's® Plaza Singapura
#B1-36/37/38 Plaza Singapura
Singapore 238839
68372505

Levi's® Store Changi Airport Terminal 2
Levi's® Airport Terminal 2
Departure Transit Hall 026-106
Singapore 819643
65424501

Levi's® Store53 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3
Levi's® Ang Mo Kio Hub
#B1-15/16 Ang Mo Kio Hub
Singapore 569933
64813501

Levi's® Store1 HarbourFront Walk
Levi's® VivoCity
#01-67 VivoCity
Singapore 098585
63769051

Friday, November 28, 2008

What Montague Hummer bike can do...

Nuff said...



Friday, November 21, 2008

Montague Paratrooper Folding Bike Dimensions

Max. Size Unfolded : 145 x 107 x 38
Folded Size : 104 x 71 x 31
Folded Size (front wheel removed) : 91 x 71 x 31
Folded Size (front wheel & seat removed) : 91 x 56 x 31
Shipping Carton Dimensions : 94 x 79 x 31
Weight – Bike Only : 13.15 kg
Compressing/Stretching Time : under 30 seconds
Max Rider Weight : 104.3 kg
Rider Max. Height : 198 cm

Extra:
The allowable folded bicycle size to board SMRT: 114 x 64 x 36cm

Bike Frame Geometry



The geometry of a bicycle frame is determined by the lengths of the various tubes (seat tube, top tube, head tube etc.) and the angles at which they are joined.
According to Paul Hillbrick, the critical aspects of frame geometry in relation to the fit of a bike are the seat tube angle, the head tube angle, the top tube length and the standover height (which will depend on the seat tube length, whether the top tube is horizontal or sloping and the height of the bottom bracket.)
Look up the geometry of a bike on a manufacturer's website and you should find measurements for each of these aspects. Often others will be included as well.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

How to Determine the Correct Frame Size for a Bike

Step1: Measure your inseam. This is best done barefoot. Stand against the wall and put a book between you legs so it pressed right up against your pelvic bone. Make a mark with a pencil on the wall along the top of the book. Measure the distance from the floor to the mark in centimeters.

Step2: Use your inseam measurement to get a rough idea of your road bike size. Multiply your inseam by .65. This will give you a good estimate of you road bike size for bikes measured center to center. Thus if your inseam is 86 cm, you will fit a 56cm road bike (86 x .65 = 55.9). Note that many road bikes are measured center to top. To determine how to fit these bikes, multiply your inseam by .67.

Step3: Subtract an additional 10cm and convert this measurement to inches to get your mountain bike frame size, roughly. Thus, if you fit a 56cm road bike (c-c), you will fit a 46cm - or an 18" - mountain bike.

Step4: Consider top tube length. In many ways, this is the most important aspect of sizing a bike. Two 18" mountain bikes may have different length top tubes. Or a 54cm and an 56cm road bike may have the same length top tube. Given the same top tube length, the bigger bike may be more comfortable in that it will allow you to get the bars up a bit higher.

Step5: Know that women have longer legs and shorter top tubes than men. Unfortunately, most bikes are designed for men, and women often have a hard time finding a bike that will fit them well. Luckily, some manufacturers have begun to make women-specific models.

Step6:Test ride some bikes once you have gotten a rough idea of what will fit you. This will help you determine what is most comfortable for you.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Montague Singapore Distri...

Here comes the poison, L.
And a good news for you, I just saw the official Singapore distributor on Montague website...
diginexx.com Looking at it, don't think it would be cheap...

and here the sandbeige paratrooper, this one only seen at taiwan website.... Yark.com.tw


Monday, November 10, 2008

My Brand New Nike Sweet Classic AP (White/Cherry Red)

This is my 2nd Nike in 2 months since the one that I bought from HK in Oct...

Anyway, like the classic look & old school with a little bit style of world well known Converse classic. Nike even add in Sweet to it, hope it would not draw the attention of ants.

The feeling of wearing it flashed me back to primary school time when we were wearing Pallas school shoe that comes with a string of blue line cutting across the shoe base and having the flat sole. Instead of canvas, this comes in leather...

Need some times to break in...this one is for CNY09 (have to find a good reason for this purchase). This was poisoned solely by L....(Damn it...I must control myself better next time.) while he is sourcing for his new working shoe, a Nike AirForce-1 which I think as the name implied would help him getting from his desk to "SOS" desk in split second. And maybe its comes equiped with guided missile and fly him away from batam even before the missile hit "SOS"'s little golf balls.

Here is my Sweet Classic AP White with just enough cherry red as icing on the cake....
sweet baby sweet....yeah....
and some real life pic to goes by here...

Sunday, November 9, 2008

St. Bernard

This is the first real life St Bernard that i saw...indeed very BIG size.
Looks cool when walking ard with him, i bet you would draw a lot attention when walking besides this St.

But when you look closely at him, I think he is suffering living in Singapore weather.

This full grown German Shepherd looks like puppy when compare to St.

Real Life GTR

Spotted a New Nissan GT-R 35 next to my block, just wondering is there a millionaire stay next door... no wonder i always hear roaring from my house, must be coming from this beast...

Hell, this car is the beast of car, the bonnet just too muscular but beautiful, the whole body is just damn attractive. The driver must be the luckiest guy in the world.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHzErWf1aVw

some video to go by...

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Pinguecula:

Pinguecula
Overview
A pinguecula (pin gwe' cue la) is a benign, yellowish growth that forms on the conjunctiva. They usually grow near the cornea on the nasal side. Pingueculae (plural form of pinguecula) are thought to be caused by ultraviolet light and are most common among people who spend a great deal of time outdoors.
This growth does not affect vision, but may cause irritation if it becomes elevated. In rare cases, the pinguecula may gradually extend over the cornea, forming a pterygium.
Signs and Symptoms
Pingueculae are harmless growths and rarely cause symptoms.
Yellowish, raised area on the conjunctiva
Irritation and scratchiness
Dry eye
Occasional inflammation of the conjunctiva
Redness if the area becomes irritated
Detection and Diagnosis
Pingueculae can often be seen with the naked eye; however, the doctor diagnoses the growth with a careful examination with a slit lamp microscope.
Treatment
Because of their benign nature, pingueculae rarely require treatment. Occasionally, the growth may become inflamed, causing irritation and dryness. The doctor may prescribe artificial tears for lubrication and mild anti-inflammatory medication to reduce swelling.

Jimmy: The Samoyed

The Samoyed is a medium sized spitz breed, showing the typical characteristics of upright ears, fox like face and a tail curling up over its back. They are generally square in shape with a broad, strong back, well boned muscular legs, deep chest and a strong, proudly arched neck. The head is powerful and wedge shaped with a broad flat skull, strong tapered muzzle, almond shaped brown eyes and upright, medium sized ears. Their coat is double layered with a thick, close, soft and short undercoat and a harsh, weather resistant topcoat. Colours are pure white, white / biscuit and cream.

This is our dog named Jimmy...left us for many years already.
a good watchdog, stable and friendly to kids...

Friday, October 31, 2008

Battery guides

MDs Lithium-Ion>Incandecent guide, +compatability/comparison chart
http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?t=161536

MDs Rechargeable Compatibility chart/guide for popular flashlights!
http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?t=201375

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

ST Eng chart study

ST Eng monthly chart view since Jan 1998, various divergence and convergence can be seen except the latest week whereby the convergence have yet to form.
the blue convergence was from the weekly chart below.
Convergence line are clearly see in weekly chart rather than monthly.
Daily chart also share the same convergence as weekly. But the best chart have not form in ST yet, maybe for the next couple of weeks/months then it will form a clearer convergence.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Triangle symbol on the bottom with a number inside.

THE NUMBER TELLS YOU THE CHEMICAL MAKE UP OF THE PLASTIC.....
1) Polyethylene terephalate (PET)
2) High density polyethylene (HDPE)
3) Unplasticised polyvinyl chloride (UPVC) or Plasticised polyvinyl chloride (PPVC)
4) Low density polyethylene LDPE
5) Polypropylene (PP)
6) Polystyrene (PS) or Expandable polystyrene (EPS)
7) Other, including nylon and acrylic
What you aren't told is that many of the plastics used are toxic and
the chemicals used to create a plastic can leach out of the plastic
and into the food / drink.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Military Bicycles...edit

Spot some Military Bicyle in Singapore website, they are equally rugged... cool....

L, http://www.smbf.com.sg/forum/viewtopic.php?t=4365&sid=6122411f3aa9269bb03257182ec3ddee
this link is to poison you...hehehe....
http://black-technology.com/store/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=53

New infor http://www.combatreform.com/atb.htm

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Bike light wrapper...

This simple yet secure handle bar silicon bike wrapper... that hardwarezone guy selling S$7 a piece.


and also check out the comparison of normal bike light... http://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/showthread.php?t=1451273&page=6

My lights...

2 of my lights, Fenix L0D & Ultrafire C2.

1. Fenix L0D uses 1xAAA battery. And it has the diameter of AA battery but a little longer. Has 5 outputs type: 25 Lumens (3.5hrs) -> 9 Lumens (8.5hrs) -> 75 Lumens (1hrs) -> Strobe -> SOS.
This light is insanely bright for its size, it beat Maglite hands down, even the 3D batteries Maglit not its rival, of course except beating up peoples head.

2. Ultrafire C2 uses 2xCR123 batterry also has 5 Mode Clicky Switch: Mid > Low > High > Fast Strobe > Slow Strobe
This one was bought from DealExtreme, do not have details infor about the lumen output but it is definitely brighter than L0D in every setting, but its not an fair comparison as this using 2 CR123 batt.

see the comparison pics below...
AAA, AA, L0D and Ultrafire C2

L0D compare to AA batt

Thursday, October 2, 2008

HK 3/4days 2008

Just came back from HK on 1st Oct 2008 midnight, what a tired and buy days in HK.

Was monitoring the weather there last few days before departure, and was quite a worry that Typhoon Jangmi would strike HK, but fortunately for me that its divert its path to Taiwan (pity those residents there).

Took the 8.30 flight to HK and reach there ard 12noon, took their airport express train to Kowloon MTR and board their free shuttle bus to Hotel Prudential. This hotel is located along Nathan Road, the hotel room is well organised with all the necessaries in place, clean, tidy and big enuff for 2 or 3 adults. Their double seem to be larger than the king size in my house???

Very satified with their mattress, very comfortable, soft but supportive. Highly recommended...
Rest and head to Nathan street for window shopping, the street to my opinion is not as clean as this tiny city here but they their sales promoters are definitely better if not good, they tend to give their opinion or suggestion on what fit you...which are most welcome.

First day finish with visiting the Symphony of Lights at TST Avenue of Stars.
2nd day was at HK Disneyland the whole day, nothing much to say about this except one of their attraction which scare my kid till cry I almost cry too, it was Space Mountain...heck its too scary for kid.
The 3rd day was going to Lantau Island to see the Giant Buddha. The scence from the cable was magnificent. Then we head to city and going to the Peak to see HK night view from The Peak.

Last day was spending by shopping ard Ladies market and Sport wear stree. Bought a Nike Air Zoom LX 3+ AP Trainer for myself and my dad got himself a Timberland DL24 Trainer Low. Two of them cost only HK$618, a very good price.... nike cost HK339 (SGD63) and Timberland cost HK279 (SGD51).

The Cathay that took us to Hong Kong.

HK airport transit train to arrival hall

HK island skyline from Avenue of Star

Disneyland Entrance
Disneyland's Fantasyland Castle

this year Halloween theme

Ngong Ping 360 Cable car
The Giant Buddha of Lantau Island

HK skyline from The Peak Stinky tofu...no that stinky afterall...delicious
Fishball....emm...yummy
Bustling Mongkok Ladies Street, it was their National Day, 1st Oct.

Handicaped street performer

Hong Kong style construction structure, they use bamboo stick rather than steel bar.

My new Nike since many years back...this Air Zoom LX Trainer 3+ AP cost HKD339 (SGD62).
Value for money!!!

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