Coffee and Glaucoma

I went for an eye check up yesterday and have an interesting conversation with my optimist.
A: How’s your 👁 conditions recently? Any improvement since last visit?
J : Yes. I have less dry eye conditions these days, but eyes easily get tired with increasing of computer works.
A: Did you drink a lot of coffee?
J : Yes, I drunk 2-3 cups every day. I am coffee lover nowadays.
A: You need to reduce coffee intake, turn to tea if you need the caffeine.
J : What’s wrong with coffee?
A: You may develop glaucoma and lost your vision if you drink too many coffee …… (deleted 1000 words of lecture from him).
J: Then what shall I do with my new coffee machine? I just bought one yesterday?
A : You can still drink your coffee …. just limited to one cup every alternate day.
J : Oh no doc, I need my coffee everyday.
A : You want to lost your vision again? ….. I am sure You will enjoy and appreciate the coffee more if you know you don’t have limitless quota…..
J : okay, doc. Health come first.

Here is my new coffee machine, the replacement after the previous red one broke down a year ago!

Here go my brand new coffee machine that I bought for celebrating my 5 years anniversary in Hong Kong. Look like I can’t drink many coffee as I wish anymore 😕

Glaucoma causes

The eyeball constantly produces a fluid called aqueous humour, which normally finds its way around the eye, draining back into the body when there isn’t any space left. But when the fluid isn’t able to drain properly, it causes a build-up of pressure in the eye, known as intraocular pressure. In turn, that pressure damages the optic nerve, as well as the nerve fibres from the retina (the light-sensitive tissue that lines the back of the eye). If left untreated or uncontrolled, glaucoma starts by causing peripheral vision loss, which may gradually lead to blindness.

https://www.visiondirect.co.uk/eye-care-centre/what-is-glaucoma/

偽旅行

週末懶洋洋的躺在床上,讀到一篇文章說,今年難以出遊,那就在家裡用食物來個偽旅行吧。這兩天就裝逼的去了趟外遊🤪。

週六下午先去美容院做個全身按摩加面部護理,放鬆後再去吃個豐盛的late lunch。

這黑糖麵包是我的最愛(雖然不能吃太多),西班牙炒飯也很有水準。

周日起得遲給自己做了個Brunch,法式咖啡,原味煎鬆餅配土耳其無花果澳洲葡萄,美美的擺盤,心情真的大好起來,呵呵😄

原味煎鬆餅配土耳其無花果澳洲葡萄。
陽光燦爛喔

昨天買了個超大顆的台灣凱特芒果,冰箱裡還有沙拉菜,就做個泰式芒果蝦沙拉,甜酸辣恰恰好,真的好吃到要流淚了。

第一次試做這個泰式沙拉,超好吃,大大碗我都掃光了。
還有這個超鮮甜的三文魚頭湯(蕃茄、洋蔥、南瓜)

我一向對生活和美食都有一些要求,只是有時忙起來就沒有紀律,惰性也很強。這個週末的「旅行」還不錯,真的要好好愛惜自己過些優質生活,休息夠了才來衝刺吧!

放空

為了下個月的學習月忙到團團轉,決定這個週末,什麼都不做,過了一個最「放空」的48小時。

清理冰箱的食材,隨便煮了幾餐,做了個好吃的basque burnt cheese cake ,也去剪了個新髮型。

聽了場網上Gigi的演唱會,雖然她不是唱將,不過輕鬆的唱,反而很舒服,也喜歡現在年紀比較大的她,可能沒有了偶像的包袱,唱得比較放了。

不過還是不太想用腦,看了一集的台劇「做工的人」就棄劇,以後再追吧!

放空48小時後,才想起原本要跟幾個朋友打電話聊天也忘了(期間偶爾想起,不過就是因為懶惰說話而放棄了😂)。

星期六做了個很療癒的日式鰻魚飯
星期日中午做了個好吃的泡菜湯
可惜少了個綠色的菜葉
這個應該是近來做得最好吃的芝士蛋糕了😄

2019 – A challenging yet rewarding year!

When I was young, I just can’t imagine what life will be in 2020….. and now a new year is just around the corner.

2019 is an extremely busy year (and stressful for many hong kongers too) with many changes and challenges.

1. I decided to give myself a 2019 new year gift by ditched the dyes and turned my hair greys naturally. Now that my transition has completed and with the winter light, I love all the shades and it looks different every day!❤️

2. Hong kongers life have changed so much since June. Protests, rallies, boycotts, Police brutality…. the democratic movement is not only caused social unrest and stress, it’s also torn apart the society, family and friendships. Hope to see some lights in 2020!

3. I had an expanded job roles in the last quarter of the year. With Mary leaving and arrival of Mayee, plus the HR restructuring, it’s a challenging changes.

4. Digitalisation has became part of my daily jargon now. Started with >100 OJL II classes in china & hk, then introduction of digitalisation tools, and now digital transformation projects. Life is busy with all the never ending discussion, exploration, integration meeting and planning works. Will see more actions in next 1-3 years.

5. For the 1st time in our adulthood life, I travel with my 2 sisters for a week long Japan trip. Great bonds. Hope to do a trip with my 2 brothers one day.

6. I went to Italy for a last minute working trip and ended up a short visit to Milan and Florence. The round island trip to Jeju was also fun. Wish I had more holidays in future 😄

7. SS came and visited me twice this year (that’s equal to my number of trip back home 🤣), first for the Jacky Cheung concert earlier of the year, then a year end relaxing vacation. Many friends came visited HK even in this turbulence period. Thanks. I am now looking forward to my CNY return home trip to reunite and catch up with friends and family.

8. I moved house (again!!) just few days before calling the year end. This is my 4th house since I moved to hk, and I am now back to Fanling where I started in hk 4 years ago 😂. I had a spare guess room, feel free to visit me anytime.

9. I saw young friends departed, experienced the sorrow of colleagues due to sickness. As age is catching up, I have invested more time in my health and exercise. I will also continue the supports for the needy and building a better and just society (i just donated the biggest sum of the year to the Pow Solidarity Fund before 2019 end). Hope to see a better me and society in 2020 and many many years to come.

10. Malaysia is entering 2020 with the same PM who promoted Wawasan 2020 vision 30 years ago. Although the new PH government is disappointing, but I am still hope 2020 will bring Malaysian together for a better, just, peaceful, loving, respectful and progressive society!

Last but not least, Wishing everyone a safe and contented 2020 filled with abundant of joy, happiness, blessings and good health 🎊

Goodbye 2016

After left Malaysia n started a new life chapter in Hong Kong. I experienced a total different life style in 2016. I had regained the joys to get close to natures, had better quality sleep n health, experienced work-life balance,  rewarding job that gave me more financial freedom. At the same time, 2016 also marked the departure of my beloved dad n saw the evolvement of my jobs.

I started get used to live alone in this metropolitan. It gave me lots of opportunities to get out of comfort zone to meet up new friends, explore new things, n hopefully can start some new hobbies n contributions in coming years.

Here are some of my remarkable events in 2016.

1) Hiking

I started my hiking experiences in Hong Kong on 1st day of 2016 with SS.

Since then I continue explored different parts of HK  to enjoy the nature beauty of the islands. Hiking with Meetup groups brought me to outlying islands, Geoparks, Tseun wan, Sai Kung, etc.

The only thing that stop me for doing so since august are the summer heat n my back / leg pains.

img_2959img_40782) Passing of Dad

Dad experienced serious health conditions since early of the year n was hospitalized on 1st day of CNY. He was diagnosed with Myloema in mid June n started his cancer treatment end of June. His targeted drugs treatment did not help in rescuing his organs failure complication  (kidney, heart, lung) n passed away on 26 July after his treatment. Although we were sad of his passing, but felt blessed he did not suffer much pain (except  he has diarrhea n can’t get down of bed last few days).

Dad, we missed you.

img_3253-13)  Families and Friends Visits / Gathering 

After MF visited me last Nov, SS n her sister, Mae, Tony, Lily, Young, Pency n Ah Cheng  took turns to visit n stayed with me in HK for past year. I also met up Chip Choo, Chow Ying, Kok Siong, Miu Yee to catch up what happening backed home.

4) Marked the 50′

This year marked the 50′ for all horse gals n boys. Hualian classmates had a grand gathering in Taiping on 11 June, 2 days before my birthday.

5) Traveling

I traveled a bit this year. I went back to Malaysia 6 trips in 2016 (Feb, Mac, June, July, Aug, Sep) to visit families n friends.

The other trips are 1 day trip to Macau n 3 days to Taichung. And countless day trips visiting different parts of Hong Kong (Sheung Shui, Tai O, Lamma island, Cheung chau, Stanley, central heritage walk etc)

 6) Social Activism 

Since I left Malaysia, I tried to keep a distance from social activism in Hong Kong. I only attended 64 vigil, HOCC supportive concert n Bersih 5 HK. After reconnecting with Malaysian friends, I may took a more active roles in coming year.

7) Work Life

Since the restructuring of T&D department in Feb, other than supported the local team for deliver some training, I have changed my role to 100% global training & development. I have convinced the team leader to establish the LMS n focus on eLearning. Work load started to creep up slowly n the “Learning in Motion” platform is ready for role out in 2017. It’s an exciting & hopefully rewarding in future!!

(Company has gone through resizing n restructuring since July n hopefully the bleeding stopped in 2017, as we has made remarkable profit then)



Hopefully in 2017 I will be wiser, happier, healthier n more successful!!

Choose the better side of life

Pa, I love you. I will always remember your teachings n the precious moments we have together.

We will definitely choose the positive side of life that filled with lots of love, joys, peace, happiness, friends n family.

Don’t worry Pa, I will always (and ensure our next generations) have the positive, right, and always seeking truth attitude. 

(Hand written draft by papa, the seeds that embedded years ago have grew to fullness now)

爸,永別了,一路好走。


前晚當明福通知我們你下不了床時,我心痛,立刻買了張機票想過幾天飛回來看看你,遺憾的我來不及回來探望病重的你就走了。

昨晚打電話回家一直沒人接聽,我想可能昨天的化療讓你更疲累了,遺憾我一直在你最需要關懷照顧的時候都沒機會給你說說話打打氣,你就走了。

昨晚我們忙著打電話商量如何照顧開始虛弱的你,媽媽叮嚀我帶些補品給你,很遺憾的我們什麼都來不及做,你就走了。

我原想下個星期回來時,約個朋友跟你談談你以前的故事,把你年輕時候精彩珍貴的事蹟給紀錄下來,好讓你的子孫後代記得你曾經為這個社會做過的事,遺憾的這個想法還沒實現,你就走了。

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小時候,你是我的偶像,我想我是最幸福的孩子,有機會跟著你去開會跑山旅遊看世界,有機會看過你演講參政的激情,有機會和你分享讀書聽音樂的樂趣,當然也跟你和媽媽一起經歷過生意失敗、家道中落後困苦努力的生活,看著你如何為了我們的學費離鄉背井到台灣工作,感恩你們的付出,許我和弟妹一個比較好的未來和生活。

你一生淡泊名利、從不與人爭執爭風頭,我一直都認為你真的不適合從政,不過每次你談到57年參加的獨立運動會、65年開始參政、69年513後的社會經歷、74年成為國會候選人等故事,我都看到你閃爍的眼光、聲音裡的興奮,就不好意思打擾你的思維,我想80年代後從社團政黨退下來應該不是你要的選擇。

你和媽媽一直是我的人生導師,你們教會了我要感恩惜福,要照顧家人和為這個社會國家盡最大的努力。我是個不孝的女兒,這10年來一直忙於工作社運忽略了你們,騎劫了你們對我的信任,把你們的祝福當做最大的支持,忘了回家忘了給你們打電話問候你們的狀況,直到家裡出事我是最後一個被通知,你們生病了我才驚覺白髮斑斑的你們不能再挺胸健走,你們都老了,我才開始努力的想每個月回老家多陪你們。

2012年我們原要回去浙江溫州祖家前不見了全部護照,當晚你暈倒在酒店裡,我們才知道你的身體狀況不佳,可是我們還是掉以輕心以為當時你只是太緊張而已,所以後來都沒有跟催做個全面的健康檢查。

過後為了實現回祖家的願望,你開始努力運動,沒想到2013年8月出發前一星期才發現一直隱隱作痛的你有心臟疾病血管阻塞,開刀做塔橋手術後,感恩你大步跨過,復健蠻快。原本我們去年又再計畫去溫州,這次是你的眼疾把行程給拖下了。

今年開始你的身體健康一直出狀況,水腫到腳難走路,拖到年初一我們緊急把你送醫,以為住院治療後會沒事,沒想到一直都找不到病因,直到5月尾你人不舒服再住院觀察,醫生說是骨髓腫瘤。

你一直都保持正面看法要治療跟病魔搏鬥。我知道化療會很辛苦,不過看到你的心臟腎衰竭帶來的後果影響 ,我一直都不敢跟你談不要做化療的選擇。

昨晚當梅君來電告訴我們,你痛楚得下不了床想拖延去醫院治療,到如何告訴明福你還想活下去,我知道你是鬥士,沒想到今早收到你去世的消息,我愕然這次病魔這麼快就把你給打倒了。

永別了,爸,我愛你。

我們會永遠記得你的愛。

你的不孝女慧君
寫於趕回太平奔喪的路上

(26/7/2016)

浮塵


People on the move again?!? Based on the rate of T&D organisation changes, I just hope we know  who we are n where we heading to very soon.

From Candy to Ivan, then Mary, and now Sherri. When can we settled down on the ground n moved forward?

一個月內換了三個頂頭上司,三個月內這個新小組已由3個不同的人來領軍,卑微的我只想塵埃落定踏在地上快步走呀。

雪梨勝啦!

今天值得慶祝:勞勿金礦起訴雪梨誹謗案敗訴了。

争取環境正義、司法公正、言論自由是漫長艱難的馬拉松長跑。

我都忘了這幾年來我為了這幾起誹謗案件跑了多少趟的律師樓、錄過了多少次的口供和資料分享?

外人真的難以想像當事人的壓力和律師的工作是多大呀。謝謝在這抗爭道路上一起努力的夥伴。

真的希望這些勞民傷財的案件(當今大馬的案件將在23/5下判)快快結束。正義得以伸張。

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起诉武吉公满居民诽谤败诉

金矿公司须赔两万令吉堂费

勞勿澳洲金矿公司起诉反山埃委员会副主席丘雪梨诽谤败诉,吉隆坡高庭今日撤销该公司的诉讼,并谕令赔偿2万令吉堂费予丘雪梨。

法官杨惠婵指出,由于起诉人劳勿澳洲金矿公司无法证明,答辩人丘雪梨的言论恶意诽谤该公司的名义,高庭基于“既然性权衡”(balance of probabilities)原则,宣判撤销案件。

她在长达45页的判词写道,欲证明此案存有恶意诽谤,起诉人须确立3件事项:

1. 丘雪梨(见图)所刊登的文章,有关劳勿澳洲金矿公司言论的部分不实;
2. 这些文章是出于恶意才刊登;

3. 刊登这些文章,直接与自然造成特定损害(special damage)。

“……起诉人并未致电383名居民任何一人,以鉴定在起诉人使用山埃採金时,他们的健康未受影响,因此未能证明答辩人所读出的调查结果(山埃不利居民健康)不实。”

“……起诉人并未传召曾采访过答辩人的记者为证人,以证明答辩人确曾说过这番话。因此,言论不实一事,并不存在。”

读出结果并非恶意中伤

杨惠婵续说,丘雪梨是反山埃委员会副主席,而该组织是关切武吉公满居民健康的利益团体,她只是说出委员会的调查结果。

“答辩人在记者会读出调查结果一举,不能证明她恶意中伤起诉人。”

正因如此,杨惠婵表示,起诉人未能确立丘雪梨所言不实,且其指控丘恶意刊登文章中伤劳勿澳洲金矿公司,特定损害一事也不存在。

丘雪梨的代表律师为傅协祥,而劳勿澳洲金矿公司律师则是逊尼尔(Sunil Abraham)。

终于可恢复正常人生活

稍后,身穿“生命高于利润”反山埃绿色T恤的丘雪梨,在庭外受访时,心情愉悦,脸上一直挂着笑容。

“这个判词对我们太好了。放下心头大石了。可以过正常生活了。”

“之前为了这个困扰,四处奔波,一直担心如果判决不利,我们会受到影响,为社会带来负担,现在终于不用担心了。”

居民承包巴士到场打气

早在清晨5点多,武吉公满居民即承包巴士,从劳勿赶赴吉隆坡,为丘雪梨打气。丘雪梨的丈夫、父亲、妹妹等人也到法庭支持。

案件捎来喜讯后,近40人在庭外举起反山埃手势,高呼“禁止山埃”口号,个个皆露笑颜。

金矿公司连连起诉多人

2013年9月,澳洲劳勿金矿公司不满丘雪梨、反山埃委员会主席黄金雄和秘书丘惠豪三人,在《当今大马》和《自由今日大马》的两篇报道中,发表针对该公司的诽谤言论,因此兴讼索偿 。

不过,黄金雄和丘惠豪相继为自己言论道歉,而金矿公司也撤销针对他们的诉讼。惟丘雪梨坚持不道歉,其案件因而进入审讯程序。

在此案之前,金矿公司也于2012年9月入禀吉隆坡高庭, 起诉《当今大马》和《自由今日大马》两家网络媒体诽谤。其中,起诉《当今大马》的案件将在下周一(23/5/16)下判。

原文出處:http://m.malaysiakini.com/news/341757