School field trip to organic farm & rice factory!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Yo people! :mKipas:
Today we PMR students went to Bangi & Semenyih (I think) to visit an organic farm and a rice factory...
It will truly be an experience I will never forget:pandaGeli_15:

I was suppose to sit with Felicity but ended up sitting with Saswiney cause teacher separated us into two buses :pandaGeli_20:


No offence to anyone who likes this farmer!
They label him as the 'gay farmer'. Cause he's wearing female track pants and he speaks like one. But he seems to know a lot of stuff about agriculture! (Well, that's cause he's a farmer :mGuilty:). He also does not encourage recycling :pandaGeli_16:. This is the first time I hear anyone say that recycling is bad.

Look at them pulling my hand and clinging on to me! Not used to the soaky muddy soil huh, guys ;)

This organic farm has a different way of conveying the eat-organic-vege-and-fruits message. He made us walk barefoot around the farm. And no, they did not have a nice marble luxurious path for us to walk on! It was all soil, mud, rocks, grass and cement (hard cracked cement!). The small rocks were everywhere, so it was kind of like a foot reflexology thing, which hurt really bad. Stupid red ants bit me!! I now, have a fear of red ants (Myrmecophobia, but only red ants!).

Mind you, we're city folks! We're not used to these kinda things. We walk with SHOES on TAR ROADS/MARBLE FLOORS. We're also pretty spoilt cool.
We so didn't expect this. I probably stepped on many little microorganisms which I still have not washed off from my feet yet!
Man, you should see Mak Yee Leng complaining and whining xD! She was screaming and everyone was looking at her :mCry:

Well of course, there are benefits to this. The farmer said, that the static electric charges from our body (that we get from electrical appliances) are being transferred to the ground during our walk because well.... read your Form 3 Science Chapter 7 (Electricity). Also, we got to see ORGANIC vegetables and fruits being planted! There were also some wild flowers around the area.

Wanted to buy some organic fruits and the sugar cane drink, but I didn't see it anywhere.. apparently, I heard that the teachers bought them all T.T


WOAHS! A trail of barefooted students.

Then there was this cool red banana! It's probably cross-pollinated, but it tastes sweet (:


Excited Yoong! When she was watching the video, she ooh-ed and aah-ed so loud, everyone was looking at her. I'm serious! You don't see Yoong this excited (except about SuJu) xD. And the funny thing is, it's agriculture she's excited about.

Demonstration on how the paddy husks are removed.

Weng Seong with the Royal QQ rice. I still don't know what's so special about the rice. It tastes sweeter and softer, but it might be because of the way they cook it. But I bought one packet anyways. I thought that my grandma would scold me for buying rice. She would probably say, "At home no rice meh? Buy for what?!". But surprisingly, she said that I should have bought more, because it's cheaper if you buy it at the factory, which is true. So regretted not buying more!

Even teacher buy so much rice!

Aww I hope they have another field trip soon. Haha, everyone wants to go to FRIM!

More pictures HERE


Baby arrives prematurely on AirAsia flight to Kuching

PUTRAJAYA: A baby boy arrived unexpectedly during an AirAsia flight to Kuching.

Liew Siaw Hsia, a 31-year-old waitress from Taiping, took the flight from Penang last night when she was just 27 weeks pregnant, a week shy of the recommended travel ban for pregnant mothers.

When she boarded the flight, she said that there was already some discomfort.

But 20 minutes into the journey, she started feeling contractions and the flight crew immediately made an emergency diversion to Kuala Lumpur.

"When I started feeling a lot of pain, I was still too nervous to ask for assistance. It was when I couldn't take it anymore that I asked the passenger beside me for help," said Liew.

She said that the flight attendants tried to calm her down and to hold on from giving birth, but the pain was too unbearable.

"They immediately asked the other passengers sitting around me to move elsewhere, and asked for a doctor on the PA system," she said.

On the flight was Dr Ronald Tang, another passenger, who quickly volunteered his services to the nervous mother while the cabin crew held her hand throughout the entire ordeal.

The baby was safely delivered in mid-air when flight AK 6506 was being re-routed to Kuala Lumpur.

As soon as the aircraft landed, a waiting ambulance and paramedics whisked the baby and mother to the Putrajaya Hospital here.

AirAsia director of operations Moses Devanayagam visited the mother and child yesterday to congratulate them, and to also present them both with free flights for life.

"I would like to congratulate Liew and wish her all the best of luck.

"Delivering a baby at 2,000 feet is indeed a very rare experience, and certainly she will cherish the moment forever," he said.

Flight AK5606 was on its way to Kuching but had to be re-routed to the Low Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT) in Sepang when a pregnant passenger told crew members she was in labour pains.

Liew Siaw Hsia, 31, gave birth through the normal delivery to a premature but healthy boy, who became the first born in an AirAsia aircraft.

Edd Razhe, the personal assistant to the AirAsia chairman, said when the pilot was informed of the emergency, he contacted the control tower requesting a re-route to LCCT.

"The ambulance was already at the airport to take the woman and her baby to Putrajaya Hospital," he said when contacted here, today.

Edd said although it was an emergency, situation in the aircraft was normal and under control.

AirAsia will provide a lifetime of free flights to both Liew and her son to all destinations. - BERNAMA

Oh my goodness, so coincidentally got doctor on the plane..
Why wasn't I born on a plane?!!! I can have free tickets FOR LIFE. To anywhere!
Now I know where to give birth to my baby next time.

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