Short Note



Do you know that:

1. Cigarettes kill more than 400,000 Americans each year.

2. Smoking killed about 100 million people worldwide in the 20th century.

3. Cigarettes kill more than the combined deaths caused by alcohol and drug abuse, car accidents, homocide, suicide, and AIDS.

4. Cigarette causes lung cancer somewhere in the world every 30 seconds where it is the ninth most common cause of death in the world and the most common form of cancer.

5. Cigarette companies provides a lot of job opportunities (Philip Morris employs more than 150,000 people worldwide!!).

6. Cigarette companies contribute a lot to the country through taxes and philanthropy. (Phillip Morris averagely paid over USD 4 billion per year on taxes).

7. It is estimated that one in three adults smoke, with over 1.2 billion people smoking worldwide.

8. More than 105 billion cigarettes are sold every week — that’s ten million per minute.

9. Cigarette is one of the most addictive and destructive, over the counter drugs known to modern man.

10. Smoking is the biggest single cause of preventable disease.

11. Smoking not only harm the smoker but most importantly the people around the smoker - 2nd hand smoke!

12. Within eight hours after you quit (if you succeed), the level of dangerous carbon monoxide gas in the blood returns to normal. Also, within the next 24 hours, your chances of having a heart attack begin to decrease dramatically.



Tian Pian Hu

Location: Siang Siang, 7th mile, Kuching

Deng Pian Hu This food is called Tian Pian Hu which I recently found in Kuching, Sarawak. Its name is in Foochow language. This specialty was originated from Fuzhou City, China but was brought to Sibu, Sarawak by Mssrs.Tie Yang. This Foochow’s cuisine was quite a famous food in the 50’s and 60’s.

Deng Pian Hu1

Inside this soup, there lies various kind of different delicacies. Meat balls, fish balls,  squids, fishes, seaweeds, chicken and pork meats, and some kind of mushy kueh teow.


This Kuching Tian Pian Hu’s soup has a lot of pepper taste and it is also very oily. The ingredients are also not that much compared to the price that I’ve to pay which is RM4. Also, with an extra RM1 they will add in an egg. The squids in this cuisine taste like….something RAW!!!


However, I was told by my friend that the Tian Pian Hu in Kuching was not the same as the Sibu’s. According to him, there are not much soup in this cuisine and also it has more ingredients in it and it also taste better.


Overall, it’s something not worth to try but you could try it if you want to taste what an imitate tian pian hu is like. :D