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Muhammad Faris Nabil’s 21-Day Sacrifice To Ward Off Invisible Enemy

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KODIANG,  Sept 2 — Muhammad Faris Nabil Zaidi  went “missing” for 21 days from his house in Kampung Siputeh near here, sacrificing the comfort of home, out of a sense of responsibility to keep villagers  safe from the invisible ‘enemy’.

The 20-year-old man was among 23 youths who volunteered to take turns to man a checkpoint set up by Kampung Siputeh Rukun Tetangga Community (KRT) from last Aug 7 to 27 to prevent COVID-19 from spreading into the village.

“I felt like I was an army recruit having to face the enemy while controlling traffic entering the village when manning the checkpoint, which  set up at the main road leading to the village.

“I volunteered to do it because I feel it is my responsible to protect the villagers and their families from this very dangerous and invisible enemy called COVID-19,” said Muhammad Faris Nabil when met by Bernama.

He said the KRT management provided a place for him and the other volunteers who manned the checkpoint to stay throughout the 21 days as they were not allowed to go home for the  safety of their respective family members.

“It’s a small sacrifice, but I feel very happy and proud to be able to do my bit to ensure the safety of the villagers from COVID-19,” he added.

Muhammad Faris Nabil said he asked for his mother’s permission before joining the other volunteers to man the checkpoint.

“Since I could not go home, she would call me everyday to ask about my condition, whether I was okay, had taken my meals, but the most meaningful lesson I got when I was one of the volunteers at the checkpoint is that it teaches me to be more disciplined, trustworthy and more responsible,” he added.

Meanwhile, vice-chairman of the village KRT, Fadilah Saad said residents in the village, especially the young people, are active in volunteer activities.

 “Those who volunteered to man the checkpoint did it voluntarily. They are not paid any allowance,” he said, adding the checkpoint was set up with the permission of the police and the Health Ministry.

He said the volunteers took turns to man the checkpoint, with three people on duty every four hours.

The volunteers also conduct patrols in the village.

He said outsiders could not enter the village if they had no important matters to attend to and delivery of goods in the village was allowed only until up to the checkpoint to avoid outsiders bringing the virus into the village.

“If there is a need to pay delivery charges, anyone who works at the control post will pay first and the KRT management will refund it. The package will then be sanitised before it is sent to the recipient,”  he added.

Sources: BERNAMA

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(Video) Here’s What Really Happens If You Only Drank Coke

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Coke is actually a carbonated soft drink manufactured by famous The Coca-Cola Company. It was invented in the late 19th century by the one and only John Stith Pemberton and was bought out by businessman Asa Griggs Candler, whose marketing tactics led Coca-Cola to its dominance of the world soft-drink market throughout the 20th century. The particular drink has inspired imitators and also created a whole classification of soft drinks. So many selections.

It can do some pretty strange things. And the ingredients inside of it might be even more bizarre. Just imagine what it’s doing inside your body after you drink it. Can you imagine only drinking Coca-Cola for the rest of your life? The effects that the soft drink called Coke brings to your body would be so surprising. How bad would coke affect humans?

A single can of Coke has 39 g of sugar. To get your daily fluid intake, you would need to drink over eight cans of Coke each day. That is 312 g of sugar. It would be a lot of extra sugar, not to mention the extra calories. Coke intake alone would be nearly an extra 8,000 calories a week. But that would not be all. There are actually a lot more health issues.

This sugary drink could also cause you to eat more as well. And with all these extra calories, it would lead to some serious weight gain. As you drink more Coke, tooth decay would also be a severe issue. Each sip of Coke would coat teeth, tongue, and gums for hours after you’ve finished your soda. The sugars would slowly break down your enamel.

One of the main ingredients you’d need to worry about is high fructose corn syrup. That’s because our bodies do not metabolize it. This could lead to a fatty liver. Symptoms of a fatty liver include fatigue and pain in the upper right abdomen. Due to all the sugar, caffeine, and others, you would also experience a lot of problems with your heart rate.

As time goes on, you would also have a massive risk of getting Type 2 diabetes, and loads of vitamin deficiencies. And if all these issues continued, and you decided to ignore them, you could develop proteinuria, which could then lead to kidney problems. That is why it is better to just save drinking Coke as a treat rather than to have it every day in life.

Sources: YouTube The Infographics Show, YouTube AsapSCIENCE.

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Book Review: Perfect For Teachers, ‘Chicken Soup For The Teacher’s Soul’ Book

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As a teacher, teaching is an important and rewarding career, but it can also be draining and exhausting. Teaching is arguably harder now than ever before for many reasons, including student behavior, rapidly changing technology, and low pay. That is why teachers from all over the world needed some pick-me-up stories that they can read to help.

In this book, it states that most people recall a teacher or two who had a significant impact on their future. In fact, outside the family unit, teachers have more influence on our lives than anyone else. Good teachers help students believe in themselves with a glimpse of what they might become. They go the extra mile to make learning fun and meaningful, they inspire students to dream and broaden their horizons. Teachers have the power to change lives.

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Reading this particular book, readers will surely laugh and also cry along with these stories from educators of all ages. Other than that, the book talks about the kids who affected them most deeply, their personal ups and downs as teachers, their funniest moments, their most heartwarming experiences, and lots of great tips for the classroom.

The stories included are touching, fun, and very relatable. This book makes a great gift for any teacher who likes to read. It may also be a good read for parents to get an inside look at the life in the day of teachers. This book is so inspirational. The stories in the book really help the readers to be able to feel rejuvenated again and remind them why then become a teacher. It is such a good book to have around for those days that you need that little reminder.

Sources: Chicken Soup.

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(Video) Try These 7 Tips That Can Help You Have A Good Night’s Sleep

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According to facts, adults need in total of 7-9 hours of sleep each night to stay in good mental and physical health, promote quality of life, and also avoid an increased risk of injury. If you are someone who keeps on thinking about all of the factors that can interfere with a good night’s sleep such as work stress and also family responsibilities to the unexpected challenges, such as illnesses, it is no wonder that your own quality sleep at night is sometimes elusive.

It is understandable that these might be something that you cannot be able to control, and eventually interfere with your sleep. Because of that, you might want to adopt certain habits that could encourage better sleep for yourself. This is because a good night’s sleep for everyone is just as important as regular exercise and also a healthy diet.

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Tips to have a good night’s sleep:

  1. Make sure that your bedroom is quiet, dark, and also cold (less than 30 degrees Celsius).
  2. Avoid eating 2 hours before sleep.
  3. Have a strict schedule on how long you should sleep every day (7-9 hours).
  4. Stop working 1 hour before sleep.
  5. Learn any technique to calm down before sleep such as some stretching or even meditating.
  6. Do not smoke, vape, or even drink alcohol.
  7. Do not drink caffeine or coffee 4-6 hours before sleep.

Sources: TikTok Dr. Samhan.

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