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like in any highly priced organic products, the market is full of products that
“claim” they are from the original
sources!!One such product is the famed
Bario rice which is also grown in Peninsular Malaysia! And not under organic
conditions. But the packages are labeled 'Bario rice' as if they come from
Bario directly. And it is sold in organic shops!
women are the main growers of Bario rice in Bario. Since 2014, university
youths from Peninsular under Project Whee! have been helping to make farming 'sexy' again!! Hopefully, more youths will return to helm agro-tourism and
some organic shops sell very short cinnamon sticks that look like the Ceylon
variety. But they are labeled as “Bario organic cinnamon” and are very
expensive.It is impossible because Bario
Cassia cinnamon sticks are thicker, longer than the small ones you find in the
is on the way to set-up a mobile app-ECHO2U – whereby farmers from Bario can be
the merchants to directly sell their own products by flashing messagesof product delivery to buyers in the app.
directly from the Bario farmers, you are assured of the real Bario cinnamon
from the Borneo rainforests, harvested in a sustainable manner.
cinnamon is definitely much more organic and REAL than any cultivated cinnamon
which is tainted with chemical fertilizers and pesticides!
Last week, I
visited a friend who is suffering from Neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2), a hereditary condition that causes her body to produce multiple tumours
throughout her life. Link to Yvonne's blog .
Photo was taken from her Facebook She
was supposed to go to the United States of America in May 2018 for a
cervical spine surgery. Unfortunately, before the trip, she fell on
her back and hit her head. She had to undergo a critical brain surgery instead
in Kuala Lumpur. The money she collected for the surgery in USA was all spent
on the brain surgery.
When I saw her,
the first thing I noticed was the protruding feeding tube at her stomach. Food
had to be
inserted through the feeding tube. Yvonne is deaf and blind. She is still bedridden and immobile as
a result of the fall she had in May 2018.
with Yvonne, I had to write an alphabet at a time, slowly on her palm. If she
doesn’t get the word, it must be
written all over again. It is best to use few simple w…
We could not believe how fast the funds came in after we uploaded our video appealing for funds to Patrick's liver transplant surgery fees.
I admitted that money was one big worry for without it, the surgery would not proceed. Once HOC set up the appeal on our behalf, I prayed. I prayed hard to God.
Suddenly a thought came. A video of us as a family, making a plea to friends, family and public. To save Patrick by donating to his surgery fees.
So, we quickly set it into motion on 22 May 2019.
I could not imagine the responses came beyond Malaysia - Australia, Singapore and more. From people whom I had not talked to for a few years, willingly came forward to donate, send a kind word, prayers and spread the video to their friends.
Before we go forward to the public, another worry I had was my mother. She has anxiety over Patrick. There were times I had to calm her down, assure her everything shall be fine when I admit I do not actually know whether it is so. I don't wish for my mu…
The birth of Patrick changed my marriage life from the two of us to the three of us, a family. We were excited, happy, worried followed by all kind of emotions for our baby son. So many things to learn, to experience. Breastfeeding, constant thoughts on our baby's well being especially when his jaundice appeared to rise during his first month. The lacking of sleep. There were moments I observed his breathing while he slept. We were amazed by every new mannerisms that Patrick displayed. We were so charmed when he first smiled to us. I would observed how gently my husband would treat Patrick and how Patrick would looked up to him, listening to his every word.
We were enjoying ourselves as new parents until something happened in the middle of November 2017 that changed our lives forever. "There is something not right with his stools."
My sister in law remarked to me while I tiredly changed Patrick's diapers. Mentally I can be exhausted as new mothers would be. We visited my s…