Friday, June 27, 2008

Crazy cow (Mad cow)

Thousands of people took to the streets in a candle light vigil to oppose US beef imports that many fear may be tainted with mad cow disease. The demonstrations targeted South Korean President Lee Myung-bak, self-declared “CEO of the Korea, Inc.,” who recently met with US President Bush to swallow a $20 billion free trade deal.

And here's a video of South Korea Demonstrations Against US Mad Cow Disease entitled Crazy Cow, Crazy Corn, Crazy S.Korea President

What Is Mad Cow Disease and How Do People Get It?

Mad cow disease is an incurable, fatal brain disease that affects cattle and possibly some other animals, such as goats and sheep. The medical name for mad cow disease is bovine spongiform encephalopathy (pronounced: bo-vine spun-jih-form en-seh-fah-la-puh-thee), or BSE for short. It's called mad cow disease because it affects a cow's nervous system, causing a cow to act strangely and lose control of its ability to do normal things, such as walk.

Only certain animals can get BSE — people don't actually get mad cow disease. However, experts have found a link between BSE and a rare brain condition that affects people, called variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD). Researchers believe that people who eat beef from cows that have BSE are at risk of developing a form of CJD.

CJD is caused by an abnormal type of protein in the brain called a prion. When people have CJD, cells in the brain die until the brain eventually has a "sponge-like" appearance. During this time, people with the disease gradually lose control of their mental and physical capabilities.

Source: kidshealth

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Travel to Seven Continents Tag

Rules :

1. Start Copy from "Begin Copy" until "End Copy".
2. Put your blog's name and url write in which continent you live, add the country you live in. Example : My Imaginary Travels (Netherlands)
3. Leave your url post in here and I'll add you to the Master List.
4. Please help spread this tag by tagging your friends as much as you can.
5. Don't play unfair! If you have more than 1 blog, you can participate all your blogs for this tag. BUT you will have to post this tag to all your blogs as well. So, please. Don't cheat!
6. Please come back again to copy the update of the master list, often. This process will help new participants to get the same gains as the first participants.
7. Don't forget to use the banner at your post, you can save as or you can just copy the code in here.

Master List :

A. Asia : 1. Moms... Check Nyo (Philippines) 2. Hailey's Beats and Bits (Philippines) 3. allinkorea (Korea) 4. kimchiland (Korea) 5. idealpinkrose (Korea) 6. korean food (Korea) 7. your turn

B. Australia : 1. your turn

C. Afrika : 1. your turn

D. North Amerika : 1. your turn

E. South Amerika : 1. your turn

F. Europe : 1. My Imaginary Travels (Netherlands) 2. Juliana's Site (Netherlands) 3. Picturing of Life (Netherlands) 4. your turn

G. Antarctica : 1. your turn

~ End Copy ~
Can the following blogger friends travel with me?

aku, amy c, alf, bernadeth, chinny, gagay, justine, treasuresinlife, wella and stuff.

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Trip in Australia

Hi guys, it's been a long time, hasn't it? We are now here in Sydney. From Ho Chi Minh Airport (Saigon), we flew here in Sydney. We're enjoying our travel here although it's cold because it's now winter here. And it's already dark at around 4o'clock so we have to go out in the morning and come back until dark.

As of now, we already visited the Sydney Opera House, Royal Botanic Gardens, Harbour Bridge, Hyde Park, Martin Place, St. Mary's Cathedral, Queen Victoria Building, Belmore Park, Sydney Tower, Pyrmont Bridge, World Tower, Sydney Aquarium and Blue Mountain. We went to the Echo Point and walked for about an hour to the Scenic World then took the railway and cable car. It was our second time there. We went there last time but it was raining and we couldn't see anything so yesterday we went back there again. It takes two hours going to the Blue Mountain by train.