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Monday, December 12, 2011

Colour contact lens that make you go blind

I've always warned my friends not to buy those cheap coloured contact lenses that they can find in the night market or over the internet for only RM30 and can be worn for a year.

Thinking that they are affordable and popular, many are unaware that some cheap contact lens can do permanent damage to your eyes



"How bad can they be?", some would ask.

The thing about cheap contact lens are that, you can never be that sure about how safe they are. There has been many case of people going blind because they wore cheap coloured contact lens.



So let me define what I mean by cheap coloured contact lens first - contact lens sold by unauthorized parties and those without license. I heard that you need license and authority to sell contact lens. Not sure how true this is, but I'm sure those people selling in the night markets have no license



So how can you go blind?


Unlike authorized contact lenses that use sandwich technology (sandwhich-ing the colour pigments between two soft lenses) some cheap contact lenses manufacturers prefer to go with another alternative, that is to just paint the colour pigments on top of the surface of the contact lens.


Meaning the colour pigments will come to direct contact with your eyes.

And yes, this is very bad for you eyes! They may seem harmless, but watch out! They can make you go blind in the long run, or promote other diseases in your eyes


Watch the above video. It's an experiment that will prove my argument.

If you cant understand mandarin, the first lens is a Barbie lens (cheap), 
while the second is Freshlook (authorized)


I know that many have worn them and argued that their eyes are still perfectly OK. But how long have they worn them? 10 years? It's your eyes we are talking about, and I feel that it's would be a better decision to not take the risk. Who knows? You might end up being the unlucky one?

Although contact lenses sold by authorized opticians are more expensive, but at least they're safer than those cheapo lenses

I've worn those cheapo lenses before, and they gave me burning sensations everytime i put them on. After a short while, I stopped and opted for Freshkon, and Blincon. Those sensations ceased.

I know some of you may not be convinced by this, but it's really up to you to take the risk

Saturday, December 10, 2011

"When I was a young boy
My father took me into the city
To see a marching band
He said, "Son, when you grow up
Would you be the savior of the broken
The beaten and the damned??

He said, "Will you defeat them
Your demons and all the non-believers
The plans that they have made?
Because one day, I'll leave you
A phantom to lead you in the summer
To join the Black Parade"

Sometimes I get the feeling
She's watching over me
And other times I feel like I should go
And through it all, the rise and fall
The bodies in the streets
And when you're gone we want you all to know

We'll carry on, we'll carry on
And though you're dead and gone, believe me
Your memory will carry on, we'll carry on
And in my heart, I can't contain it
The anthem won't explain it

And while that sends you reeling
From decimated dreams
Your misery and hate will kill us all
So paint it black and take it back
Let's shout out loud and clear
Do you fight it to the end?

We hear the call to carry on, we'll carry on
And though you're dead and gone, believe me
Your memory will carry on, we'll carry on
And though you're broken and defeated
You're weary widow marches

On and on we carry through the fears
Disappointed faces of your peers
Take a look at me
'Cause I could not care at all

Do or die, you'll never make me
Because the world will never take my heart
Though you try, you'll never break me
We want it all, we wanna play this part

Won't explain or say I'm sorry
I'm unashamed, I'm gonna show my scar
Give a cheer for all the broken
Listen here, because it's only

I'm just a man, I'm not a hero
Just a boy who wanna sing his song
Just a man, I'm not a hero
I don't care!

We'll carry on, we'll carry on
And though you're dead and gone, believe me
Your memory will carry on, you'll carry on
And though you're broken and defeated
You're weary widow marches on

Do or die, you'll never make me
Because the world will never take my heart
Though you try, you'll never break me
We want it all, we wanna play this part
(We'll carry on)"


Ever heard of this song? Its "Black Parade" by MCR. When I first heard of it, it thought this song has quite a nice tune. But when I listened to the lyrics closely, I despised it. I dunno, but I'm rather sure that this song is talking about selfishness in war

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Examples of lies in advertisements

Phrases used in advertisements are EVIL. Designed to appear harmless, they are actually deadly snares to captivate and delude you

So here are some of the examples often used :

Made with real fruit juice

Some people are fooled into believing that this drink is made of fruit juice. Seriously? A quick look at the ingredients can tell you that the concentration of fruit juice is actually much lower than the concentration of colourings, flavours, and preservatives. As evil as the company wants to be, the percentage of "real" fruit juice added in could vary from 1% to negligible


This juice contains no added sugar

Most fruit juices sold in the market are made by combining concentrated purees with water and preservatives. When they say no sugar is added, meaning that no sugar is added into the mixture stated above. 
So there's no sugar in the juice? As if. Sugar is added into the concentrated fruit purees for the mixture. When they say no sugar is added, it just means they don't add sugar into their final product. 


No preservatives are used

One of the biggest lies ever told. Why of course they don't use preservatives (according to them), they only use permitted food stabilizers and conditioners. Despite the difference in name, they essentially  work to preserve and maintain the appearance of the product. In the nutshell, they are also a type of preservative


100% aloe vera gel

No, it doesn't necessarily mean that this product is only made of aloe vera gel. The 100% might actually refer to the fact that the aloe vera used is 100% in the form of a gel, instead of 98% gel and 2% liquid (example).

Or it might probably mean, only 100% aloe vera is used to be mixed into this product. After mixing it with kerosene, silicone gels etc. this product only contains probably 22% aloe vera.



Descriptions of products are often smartly written and thought of to deceive consumers. Hence, to be a good consumer, make sure you read the product's ingredients before reading the product's descriptions.