Friday, July 26, 2013

5 Diving Tips for Saving Air

Diving Tips: Saving Air
Do you breathe your tank down faster than your buddy? Here are 5 diving tips to help conserve your oxygen and extend your bottom time.

1. Fix the small leaks
Even a tiny stream of bubbles from an O-ring or an inflator swivel adds up over 40 minutes, and may be a sign of more serious trouble ahead anyway. A mask that doesn't seal is another kind of leak in that you have to constantly blow air into it to clear out the water. It's also a source of stress, which needlessly elevates your breathing rate and thereby reduces your breathing efficiency. Does your octo free-flow easily? That can dump a lot of air quickly. Detune it or mount it carefully so the mouthpiece points downward.

2. Dive More
Inexperienced divers are famous for burning through their air supply at a furious rate, so one of the best diving tips for saving air is to simply dive more often. You may not be a new diver, but unless you dive almost every week it's still an unnatural activity. By diving more, your body will get used to the idea, and you'll breathe less.

3. Swim Slowly
The energy cost of speed is even more than you might think:  Swim half as fast as you do now, and you'll use less air.

4. Stay Shallow
Because your regulator has to deliver air at the same pressure as the water, a lungful at 33 feet (two atmospheres) takes twice as much out of your tank as does the same breath at the surface. At 99 feet (four atmospheres) it takes twice as much as at 33 feet. There's absolutely nothing you can do about that except to avoid being deeper than you have to be. If you're making a transit over an uninteresting sand flat to get to the edge of the drop-off, do it at 15 feet instead of at 40 feet, and you'll save air.

5. Minimize the Lead
If you're overweighted, you have to put more air into your BC to float it and be neutral. The inflated BC is larger and requires more energy and oxygen to push it through the water. An extra eight pounds of lead means your BC is one gallon bigger when inflated enough to make you neutral. 

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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

A useful tip for car owners !!! (Share.....Share..... Share..)

A useful tip for car owners !!! (Share.....Share..... Share..)

How to Immediately Get Back Your Stolen Car !

It is a fantastic idea for those who can't afford car insurance or Tracker System. I'm forwarding this to all my friends.

How to Get Back Your Stolen Car?
It takes only 2 minutes for a car thief to runaway with your car. No matter you have a trekker and auto-alarming devices fitted in your car.

The best safety for your car is a live and active Mobile Phone hidden in a safe place in your car:

1. Buy any low price mobile phone with longer standby time. 

2. Install a mobile connection which has best network in the country.

3. Turn this mobile on complete SILENT mode (double check it should not vibrate while you turn it on SILENT mode).

4. Wrap it up slightly in a plastic sheet so that it should not get dirty and dusty during its hidden use.

5. Make sure it is perfectly responding by calling its number from another mobile phone.

6. Hide this mobile in a safe place in your car. And that’s it…!!!

If your car is stolen, immediately inform your local Police Help Line 100. Give them phone number of the mobile hidden in your car. Police can easily track the location by calling that number. Chances are that you may get back your car within the shortest possible time.

And finally do not forget to charge this mobile at least twice a week and hide it back in your car in active position.

Please share this message with all your friends.

Good luck. If you get back your car this way, do remember me in your prayers!

Monday, July 22, 2013

The 50 most important English proverbs

Learning  English

Every culture has a collection of wise sayings that offer advice about how to live your life. These sayings are called "proverbs".

It's good to know the really common English proverbs because you hear them come up in conversation all the time. Sometimes people say the entire proverb to give advice to a friend. More often, someone will say just part of a proverb like this:

You know what they say: when the going gets tough...

(Read  below to learn the rest of this proverb and what it means.)

Learning proverbs can also help you to understand the way that people in English-speaking cultures think about the world.

This is a list of some of the most important and well-known English proverbs. Below each one, there's a simple explanation. Note that some of the meanings of these phrases have shifted over the years, so a proverb might have originally had a different meaning than the one I explain.

"Two wrongs don't make a right."

When someone has done something bad to you, trying to get revenge will only make things worse.

"The pen is mightier than the sword."

Trying to convince people with ideas and words is more effective than trying to force people to do what you want.

"When in Rome, do as the Romans."

Act the way that the people around you are acting. This phrase might come in handy when you're traveling abroad notice that people do things differently than you're used to.

"The squeaky wheel gets the grease."

You can get better service if you complain about something. If you wait patiently, no one's going to help you.

"When the going gets tough, the tough get going."

Strong people don't give up when they come across challenges. They just work harder.

"No man is an island."

You can't live completely independently. Everyone needs help from other people.

"Fortune favors the bold."

People who bravely go after what they want are more successful than people who try to live safely.

"People who live in glass houses should not throw stones."

Don't criticize other people if you're not perfect yourself.

"Hope for the best, but prepare for the worst."

This seems pretty clear.

"Better late than never."

This one's clear, too.

"Birds of a feather flock together."

People like to spend time with others who are similar to them.

"Keep your friends close and your enemies closer."

If you have an enemy, pretend to be friends with them instead of openly fighting with them. That way you can watch them carefully and figure out what they're planning.

"A picture is worth a thousand words."

Pictures convey emotions and messages better than written or spoken explanations. That's why PhraseMix has illustrations :)

"There's no such thing as a free lunch."

Things that are offered for free always have a hidden cost.

"There's no place like home."

Your own home is the most comfortable place to be.

"Discretion is the greater part of valor."

Sometimes it's important to know when to give up and run away, instead of always acting brave and maybe getting hurt.

"The early bird catches the worm."

You should wake up and start work early if you want to succeed.

"Never look a gift horse in the mouth."

If someone offers you a gift, don't question it.

"You can't make an omelet without breaking a few eggs."

When you try to do something great, you'll probably make a few people annoyed or angry. Don't worry about those people; just focus on the good results.

"God helps those who help themselves."

Don't just wait for good things to happen to you. Work hard to achieve your goals.

"You can't always get what you want."

Don't whine and complain if you don't get what you wanted.

"Cleanliness is next to godliness."

Be clean.

"A watched pot never boils."

If something takes time to finish, don't watch it too closely because it will seem like it's taking forever.

"Beggars can't be choosers."

If you're asking for a favor from someone else, you have to take whatever they give you.

"Actions speak louder than words."

Just saying that you'll do something doesn't mean much. Actually doing it is harder and more meaningful.

"If it ain't broke, don't fix it."

Don't try to improve something that already works fairly well. You'll probably end up causing new problems.

"Practice makes perfect."

You have to practice a skill a lot to become good at it.

"Too many cooks spoil the broth."

When there are too many people trying to lead and give their opinions, it's confusing and leads to bad results. Jobs and projects should have one or two strong leaders.

"Easy come, easy go."

When you get money quickly, like by winning it, it's easy to spend it or lose it quickly as well.

"Don't bite the hand that feeds you."

If someone's paying you or helping you out, you have to be careful not to make them angry or say bad things about them. 

"All good things must come to an end."

You can't keep having good luck or fun forever; eventually it will stop.

"If you can't beat 'em, join 'em."

When you try to change someone's behavior and it doesn't work, you might have to change instead. For example, if you're trying to get your classmates to focus on studying but they want to party, maybe you should just party with them.

"One man's trash is another man's treasure."

Different people have different ideas about what's valuable.

"There's no time like the present."

If you need to do something, don't wait until later. Do it now.

"Beauty is in the eye of the beholder."

Different people have different ideas about what's beautiful.

"Necessity is the mother of invention."

When you're really in need, you think of creative solutions to your problems.

"A penny saved is a penny earned."

Save your money.

"Familiarity breeds contempt."

When you're around someone for too long, you get tired of them and annoyed by them.

"You can't judge a book by its cover."

Things sometimes look different than they really are. A restaurant that looks old and small might have amazing food, for example.

"Good things come to those who wait."

Be patient.

"Don't put all your eggs in one basket."

Have a backup plan. Don't risk all of your money or time in one plan.

"Two heads are better than one."

When two people cooperate with each other, they come up with better ideas.

"The grass is always greener on the other side of the hill."

People tend to want whatever they don't have.

"Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."

Don't do mean things to people.

"A chain is only as strong as its weakest link."

If one member of a team doesn't perform well, the whole team will fail.

"Honesty is the best policy."

Don't lie.

"Absence makes the heart grow fonder."

Sometimes it's good to be away from your partner, because it makes you want to see each other again.

"You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink."

If you try to help someone, but they don't take your advice or offers, give up. You can't force someone to accept your help.

"Don't count your chickens before they hatch."

Your plans might not work out, so don't start thinking about what you'll do after you succeed. Wait until you've already succeeded, and then you can think about what to do next.

"If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself."

Don't trust other people to do important things for you. You have to do things yourself to control the quality of the results.


Friday, July 19, 2013

Pengunaan ' Bah ' dengan betul -Bahasa Sabah

Perkataan 'bah' merupakan perkataan yang sangat sinonim dengan orang Sabah..  mari lihat cara pengunaan  perkataan ini dengan betul..

(A) Berikut merupakan cara pengunaan "bah" yang BETUL:

1) Kata penyudah untuk menguatkan ekspresi kata.
  •     BM Sabah: Iya bah!
  •     BM piawai: Yalah!
2) Kata tambah pemula untuk memulakan percakapan. Selalunya digunakan pada permulaan kata.
   Contoh ayat:
  •     BM Sabah: Bah, kamu pigilah dulu!
  •     BM piawai: Kamu pergilah dulu!

3) Memberi maksud sudah, atau penghabis kata. Pengganti dalam bahasa Melayu
    ialah "Baiklah", atau "Begitulah".
    Contoh ayat:
  •     BM Sabah: "Boboi, nanti ko pigi beli beras di kadai sana!" Boboi menjawab, "Bah!"
  •     BM piawai: "Boboi, nanti pergi beli beras di kedai sana!" Boboi menjawab, "Baiklah!"

4) Menguatkan lagi sesuatu perkataan.
   Contoh ayat:
  •     BM Sabah: Ko datang dari KL bah kan? Awal lagi bah ni! Sejuk bah ni air!
  •     BM piawai: Awak datang dari KL kan? Awal lagilah ni! Sejuklah air ni!

Pengunaannya "bah" sangat unik di kalangan masyarakat Sabah. Walau bagaimanapun perkataan "bah" ini sering disalah ertikan oleh masyarakat selain Sabah.

(B) Berikut merupakan cara pengunaan "bah" yang SALAH:

Mari kita menghayati dan renungi penyalahgunaan "BAH" dalam ayat-ayat ini:
  1. "Apa kabar bah?" SALAH dan sepatutnya "Apa khabar?" sudah memadai.
  2. "Sudah makankah bah?" SALAH dan sepatutnya "Sudah makan? sudah memadai atau "Sudah makan bahkan?" juga boleh digunakan.
  3. "Bila balik bah?" SALAH dan sepatutnya "Bila balik?" sudah memadai.

Selamat mencuba..

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Apakah itu Moginum?

Salam 1 Malaysia ( Skema) kepada tuan-tuan dan puan-puan sekalian!

Moginum secara asasnya bereti 'Minum' atau dalam bahasa Dusun Kg Tanaki, 'Drink' tetapi di Sabah terutamanya kalangan orang Kadazan dan Dusun, perkataan 'Moginum' mempunyai maksud yang dalam sikit. 

Di kalangan kaum Kadazan Dusun , 'Moginum' membawa maksud sesuatu aktiviti minum minuman tradisional iaitu 'Tapai' namun pada masa sekarang disebabkan peredaran zaman dan orang bilang dunia semakin maju, Tapai semakin dilupakan dan sekarang banyak minuman-minuman yang baru seperti Beer, Liquor, Wine dan sebagainya. 

Suatu ketika dahulu, aktiviti Moginum dilakukan selepas aktiviti di kebun selesai dan selalu dilakukan ketika musim menuai padi dan ini membawa maksud bahawa para petani berterima kasih dan bersyukur kepada 'Bambarayon' ataupun semangat padi. (ini secara umun. Sila betulkan sekiranya tidak betul). Pada masa sekarang, oleh sebab zaman sudah berubah (kononlah), aktiviti Moginum boleh dilakukan pada bila-bila masa mengikut kesesuaian terutamanya kalau 'Moomis Tiwou' orang Dusun bilang ngeh ngeh ngeh.. 

Sebenarnya Moginum menpunyai beberapa kebaikan dan keburukan. Saya petik dari blog si kawan JARI MERDEKA SABAH mengenai beberapa kebaikan dan keburukan moginum;
Gambar  sekadar hiasan
KEBAIKKAN moginum (mengikut takrif JariMerdeka):

Melalui moginum kita dapat mengeratkkan lagi silaturahim antara kita (pisompuruan).

Melalui moginum kita dapat release tension....menyanyi sambil main gitar...kadang-kadang ada juga yang tambah instrumen guna baldi, periuk, gelas, lanjang sebagai "drum"....dan menggunakan sudu sebagai mikrofon....

Melalui moginum, kita dapat menambah "pengetahuan" dengan bercerita/berbahas mengenai sesuatu isu.....kadang-kadang ada orang yang lagi hebat pandai sudah cakap "cina", "jepun", "thailand" dan "english" masa sudah high....

Ada juga orang yang bila moginum, merupakan masa untuk "cari duit".....caranya dengan main "lap lap (terup 13 daun)", "main duapuluh satu", "main katam-katam" ......tapi ramai juga yang "bingkarap" turus pura2 join geng2 pukul lanjang tadi untuk mereleasekan tensionnya....

Masa moginum, kita dapat tengok "magic" dari kawan-kawan yang berkebolehan menghilangkan air tapai dari gelas dia dalam masa tidak sampai 1 saat.....(kena kasih tumpah)....

Masa moginum, kita bulih lah risik2 sumandak atau tanak wagu...tapi biasanya 3 gelas pertama, itu tanak2 wagu sama sumandak2 masih lagi cntrol2......bila sudah masuk 4 5 gelas nah,..... nah mana da control lagi.....


KOGUTAN!!!!!! kadang2 sampai 1 hari kalapik m tiada selera moginum....tapi orang selalu pigi cari yang sup-sup mau kasih ubat itu pening.....magi kah...mee sup kah...yang penting sup kah diolo.... tapi ada juga petua orang pro moginum, pigi dulu tius lagi 1 galas itu linutau toi lihing lepas tu terus baik dorang bilang....saya sudah cuba...bukan makin baik....makin sihat sebab MAU MINUM LAGI...... tambah lagi KOGUTAN......

Ko"gout" kah diolo...betul juga lah....alkohol kalau minum telampau banyak tidak bagus untuk kesihatan......
Kadang-kadang ada orang moguhod bila sudah moginum....ini yang tidak syok ini....
 Badan berbau....sebab tidak mandi 1 hari....bagus lagi tidak mandi daripada tidak kopoginum kah......aiyaaaa....

Hilang selipar....sebab telampau banyak orang, kadang2 orang bila sudah mabuk main pakai saja selipar....lain kali kalau mau pigi moginum, pakai selipar "tandas" saja....okon koh minggaya......ada kes yang lagi teruk, hilang HP om pandai2 lah jaga diri kotih....

Kuat kencing...kalau yang kita minum itu beer, hbis lah....balik2 lah mau pigi jamban.....kalau belum mabuk ok...tapi klau sudah mabuk, bah.....kadang2 tidak sampai jamban sudah kosobuh.....

berpecah-pecahan semua itu baladi, gelen....sinduk patah, kena tuntung masa main drum.....

Paling tidak syok bila sudah habis moginum, mau kasih kemas....sudah lah kogutan...kalau lap muntah2 orang, kencing2 orag nahhhh...apa kau rasa??????

Apa-apa pun, moginum ada baik dan tidak baiknya,, jadi lah tukang moginum yang berdisiplan dan bukan tukang logop yang menyusahkan orang lain........

Sekian cerita hari ini.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Dive Site in Sabah Borneo

Sabah is blessed with rich cultures and beautiful environment! Underwater world in Sabah is one of the best in the world and some of it is yet to discover. Sipadan was listed as one of the world's best dive site. Jacques Cousteau , Ocean's Ambassador also commented  'I have seen other places like Sipadan, 45 years ago, but now no more. Now we have found again an untouched piece of art ... a jewel'. 
Actually, for those who cannot make it to Sipadan, just 15 minutes away from Kota Kinabalu City by speed boat, you can explore 10 out of 100 pages of Semporna Underwater World. There are few beautiful dive sites in Tungku Abdul Rahman Park such as North Sulug, Manukan Reef, The Rock Reef , Mamutik Shore etc.. 

In fact a diver may find rare or endangered sea creatures such as green and hawksbill turtles, napolean wrasse, giant clams, as well as countless species of sharks and schools of thousands of barracuda and jacks. Sabah is not only know for its reef's larger inhabitants but also as a 'Muck diving' paradise with such rarities as the mimic octopus, flamboyant cuttlefish mandarin fish, harlequin ghost pipefish plus manu types of weird and wonderful frogfish and nudibranchs. ( 
These underwater delights are not restricted to the certified diver; snorkelers and hopeful divers may enroll in one of the many PADI affiliated dive courses run at any of Sabah's dive resorts. Whatever your underwater wish, Sabah's seas and coral reefs can easily fulfill and surpass your wildest dream ( 

Photo Copyright : Borneo Divers Training Institute (Facebook) 

Below are some dive site in Sabah: 

Bunga Raya Island Resort & Spa - Kota Kinabalu (Capital City)

Kapalai Island - Semporna

Kelambu Beach - Kudat

Lankayan Island - Sandakan

Layang-Layang Island - Kota Kinabalu (Capital City)

Libaran Island - Sandakan

Mabul Island - Semporna

Mantanani Island - Kota Belud

Marine Park - Labuan F.T

Mataking Island - Semporna

Pom Pom Island - Semporna

Pulau Tiga "Survivor Island" - Kuala Penyu

Sipadan Island - Semporna

Tun Sakaran Marine Park - Semporna

Tunku Abdul Rahman Park - Kota Kinabalu (Capital City)

Turtle Island Park - Sandakan

Usukan Cove - Kota Belud

There are few dive operators in Kota Kinabalu but i would like to recommend Borneo Divers. 

Borneo Divers, founded in 1984, was the first full service professional dive operation in Borneo. Our company headquarters are located in the modern city of Kota Kinabalu, and our outstanding dive destinations include the world famous Sipadan and Mabul on the East coast of Sabah and our training centre on Mamutik, less than 10 minute boat ride from the city of Kota Kinabalu where regular courses are conducted at all levels from PADI Open Water Diver to PADI Instructor level Courses. Borneo Divers have also been the official logistics facilitator for the PADI Course Director Training Course for the past 15 years. With years of experience and a leadership role in professionalism, Borneo Divers is still the first choice of discriminating dive travelers who want the best that Sabah has to offer. (Borneo Divers) 

For any inquiries, please contact Borneo Divers at : 

Borneo Divers 
And Sea Sports (Sabah) SDN. BHD (124642-M)

Head Office:
9th Floor, Menara Jubili, 53 Jalan Gaya,
88000 Kota Kinabalu

Tel: +6 088 – 222226 (5 lines), 221340 
Fax: +6 088 221550 

Postal Address: 
Locked Bag 194, 88999 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia. 

General Information:



Do you need Travel Consultant during your stay in Sabah Borneo? Are you planning to come to Sabah soon? Where to go? Where To Stay? Where to eat? Please contact me through my email at anytime (Term and Condition to Apply) 

We welcome you as a friend! Come to Sabah. It is your Home Holiday! 

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