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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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