Challenging You to Create A Self-Sufficient Backyard or Front yard

Nowadays we could all use a little more self-sufficiency in our lives, especially since there’s no telling when the next crisis will hit. Do not ever consider that we are (our country) going to be peaceful forever or not being attacked!

And I’m sure you don’t want to be caught off-guard or looking for a handout from FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency).

On the flip side, even if no crisis arrives soon, you’ll have greatly improved your house. And it will start to pay for itself instead of draining your bank account each month.

How to Turn a Typical Money-Draining House into a Tiny, Profitable Homestead

All you really need are simple yet ingenious DIY projects you can implement in a few hours or days, like the self-heating year-round greenhouse, a moneymaking basement crop, the mini chicken coop on just eight square feet, the complete windowsill medicinal garden, a quick battery trick for making almost any battery last longer, an independent water source, a small under-kitchen root cellar, an ingenious system for growing food suspended indoors, the handy backyard beehive, a stove that gives you free, hot, pressurized water at the tap, and many—and I do mean many—others!

100+ Backyard Projects You Should Add to Your Property

The Self-Sufficient Backyard has color pictures and crystal-clear instructions for each step of every project so that you can become less dependent on pharmacies and grocery chains and take back your independence.

Personally, I have started a DIY plantation project in front of my house – It’s the chili and cucumber fertigation system. It started in 2020, very nice, but since the coconut pit quality has deteriorated, I put a pause on it. Will be continuing it back soon.

Technology Forum: The U.S Military’s Forgotten Horn of Plenty

Think about this… How can chemical engineers like us help in the development of superfood, for survival?

Why is it important? What is it for? 

With this superfood, you could keep your whole family well-fed on just 0.5$ a day for months on end. It’s probably the most nutritious food on Earth that doesn’t require refrigeration. The army invented it during the Cold War to help America survive a nuclear attack by the Soviets. And today, an ex-cook will unearth its secret formulation for the first time.

The U.S. Military Forgotten Horn of Plenty

The most amazing aspect is that this superfood requires only run-of-the-mill ingredients you probably already have in your pantry. You just need to know how to combine them in the right amounts. A feat that cost the army hundreds of experiments and millions of dollars.

The Lost Superfood of the Cold War


#2 Sharing 1 New Knowledge Per Day – Journal Paper that reviews book?

CONTENT #2 Sharing 1 New Knowledge Per Day: Saya kongsikan tentang kewujudan “Scholarly journal berbentuk review untuk buku” yang saya baru tahu kewujudannya. Paper untuk buat review buku yang saya kongsikan dalam video:…

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Video ini adalah video pertama saya dalam siri “Sharing 1 New Knowledge Per Day”.

Saya sebenarnya dah plan lama nak buat satu perkongsian seperti ini iaitu pada 1 January 2020 di blog rasmi kerja saya iaitu

Tapi disebabkan saya telah dahulukan lagi satu projek iaitu “One Official Task Per Day” (…) di blog berkenaan, dan kerana kekangan masa, maka terbantutlah perancangan saya tersebut. Semalam tercetus idea ini kembali, iaitu nak teruskan perkongsiang “Sharing 1 New Knowledge Per Day” tapi dalam bentuk video di Youtube, di channel saya sendiri.


1) Saya akan share dalam video ilmu baru yang saya belajar secara langsung atau tidak langsung pada hari tersebut. Moga memberi manfaat kepada sesiapa yang melihatnya. It can be any thing. Mungkin ada orang yang sudah tau, ada juga yang belum tau. Apa-apa pun ini lah sumbangan saya dalam berkongsi “miscellaneous knowledge”.

2) Saya rakamkan di mana sahaja, asalkan ada masa nak rakam, dan video ini saya upload terus secara raw, tiada editing langsung, sebab saya pun tak sempat nak edit-edit video. Maklumlah urusan dan kerja lain ada banyak lagi. Kalau ada masa, saya cuba belajar editing video sikit-sikit.

3) Dengan itu, saya dapat mencapai sasaran saya iaitu perkongsian 1 ilmu sehari, dapat menyimpan ilmu & video dalam arkib youtube serta dapat rujuk kembali ilmu2 baru yang saya belajar pada masa akan datang. Ianya boleh jadi satu memori, mana tau, kalau panjang umur, nanti masa umur 50an atau 60an, boleh tengok balik. Boleh share pada anak cucu dan sebagainya.


Jawapanya:… Sekiranya ada pandangan dan komen, boleh lah diutarakan di bahagian komen di bawah video. Saya hargai segala feedback. Saya pun sentiasa belajar dan terus belajar setiap hari.

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PERALATAN: Saya rakam video ini simple sahaja, iaitu dengan menggunakan Handphone Huawei Nova 2i. Tidaklah canggih sampai ada mic, digital kamera khas dan sebagainya.

Sila SUBSCRIBE pada Channel saya (Tekan Loceng), LIKE serta SHARE video saya sekiranya anda suka dengan kandungannya.

Terima kasih. Wassallam

Drawzania – Free Hand Visualization (FHV) Technique Webex Training Session

Such a very interesting and amazing technique being taught. I need to attend the workshop soon. Will be contacting my senior who is also the founder of Drawzania, previously an architect, produced from Fakulti Alam Bina, UTM.


Engineering capability review raises safety concerns

The Article which was categorized under Risk and Safety section was written by Adam Duckett and published in The New Chemical Engineer Online portal on the 16th of March 2020.

FATALITIES and accidents at work are likely to increase, and a better understanding of engineering capacity and capability is needed for engineering to intervene, says a report from the Royal Academy of Engineering.

Global Engineering Capability Review, the first report from a new £15m (US$18.7m) partnership between RAEng and Lloyds Register, reviews the ability of 99 countries to conduct key engineering activities in a safe and innovative way. It notes that around 1,000 people die every day due to an accident at work, and that data from the International Labour Organization shows that fatal accidents are on the rise in many developing economies as more money is pumped into new infrastructure projects and upgrades.

Continue reading the full article from the link below:

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Great Article: This Genius Process for Prioritizing Reduces Stress and Increases Productivity

I stumbled upon this great article by Karima Mariama-Arthur, whom is a guest writer and also Founder and CEO of WordSmithRapport. She wrote the article titled:  This Genius Process for Prioritizing Reduces Stress and Increases Productivity.

Having lots to do can be a mixed blessing. On the upside, it can be energizing to steamroll through your to-do list and get menacing tasks off your plate, creating a powerful sense of accomplishment. On the downside, trying to decide…

Continue reading by clicking here.


Prioritizing tool you didn’t know you needed

Preface: This is an interesting article that I receive in my inbox email. I strongly it is good for me and for others, hence I copy the email and re-published it here. The article was written by Alex Mehr, PhD.
How do you prioritize your days?
I’m willing to bet you don’t always get exactly what you wanted done every single day. Distractions happen—new tasks come up, plans change, and fires need to be put out.

But what if I told you there was a simple way to establish your priorities

in the face of any series of tasks?

This revolutionary idea is based on former U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s quote: “I have two kinds of problems: the urgent and the important. The urgent are not important, and the important are never urgent.”
So, with any task you have to do, ask yourself: Is this urgent? And is this important?
Important tasks contribute to achieving your professional or personal goals. The urgent tasks are the ones that need to get done right away, and usually contribute to someone else’s goals.
Think of it like a matrix—you have four quadrants: important and urgent, important but not urgent, urgent but not important, and neither. Here’s how you’ll prioritize once everything is assigned to one of these quadrants:
1. Important and urgent
You’d think this is the type of task that you should be spending the most time on. Nope. After all, if everything you’re doing is urgent, you’re probably always late, or something about your system needs to be fixed.
These are things you’ve left until last minute, or tasks that popped up unpredictably. The former can be avoided by working proactively. For the latter, always allocate time in your schedule for unpredictable tasks. An open half hour gives you enough space to make an urgent call your boss assigns to you, or to solve most small problems.
2. Important but not urgent
This is where most of your time should be allocated. Stay on track by scheduling a lot of time for these tasks. They’re the least stressful because time constraints aren’t pressing, and they’re dedicated to moving you forward.
3. Not important but urgent
These are the necessary tasks that are responsible for keeping you from reaching your goals. They include things like meetings where you may not have much to contribute. Delegate where you can and reschedule to a more sensible time if possible.
Also, learn when to say “No.” These are usually the tasks that are dropped in your lap by others, who also feel that they’re unimportant. Do them only if you have ample time and energy.
4. Not important and not urgent
In other words: distractions. Avoid this kind of task at all costs. This includes all kinds of ‘dilly-dallying’ while on the clock, but also may include practices that have become commonplace in your work routine. Take the time to assess your own tasks and determine if any are simply wasteful.
But remember: downtime and relaxation do not fall into this category. It’s important to rest and recharge, as well as take time for recreation and socialization to balance your active professional life.

Alex Mehr, PhD

Day 8 New Knowledge: Volatile Situation in the Middle East – Is it the Beginning of World War 3?

Today, a huge shocking news was revealed…



Day 7 New Knowledge: Organization for Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)

Today I learned about a new entity called Organization for Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). OPCW is an intergovernmental organisation and the implementing body for the Chemical Weapons Convention, which entered into force on 29 April 1997. The OPCW, with its 193 member states, has its seat in The Hague, Netherlands, and oversees the global endeavour for the permanent and verifiable elimination of chemical weapons.

For more information about this, click here.


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