Sunday, 10 October 2010

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Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Traingle of Life Eathquake Survival

Although we might not have earthquake in Brunei, but there are few precautions step that we need to know if we are at our neighbouring country that experience earthquake.

Below is an article that I got from a colleague of mine and I find that it is really important for me to convey this article to you who are reading it now. Read and Learn!


My name is Doug Copp. I am the Rescue Chief and Disaster Manager of the American Rescue Team International (ARTI), the world's most experienced rescue team. The information in this article will save lives in an earthquake.

I have crawled inside 875 collapsed buildings, worked with rescue teams from 60 countries, founded rescue teams in several countries, and I am a member of many rescue teams from many countries.

I was the United Nations expert in Disaster Mitigation for two years. I have worked at every major disaster in the world since 1985, except for simultaneous disasters.

The first building I ever crawled inside of was a school in Mexico City during the 1985 earthquake. Every child was under its desk. Every child was crushed to the thickness of their bones.
They could have survived by lying down next to their desks in the aisles. It was obscene, unnecessary and I wondered why the children were not in the aisles. I didn't at the time know that the children were told to hide under something. I am amazed that even today schools are still using the ?Duck and Cover? instructions- telling the children to squat under their desks with their heads bowed and covered with their hands. This was the technique used in the Mexico City school.

Simply stated, when buildings collapse, the weight of the ceilings falling upon the objects or furniture inside crushes these objects, leaving a space or void next to them. This space is what I call the 'triangle of life'. The larger the object, the stronger, the less it will compact. The less the object compacts, the larger the void, the greater the probability that the person who is using this void for safety will not be injured. The next time you watch collapsed buildings, on television, count the 'triangles' you see formed. They are everywhere. It is the most common shape, you will see, in a collapsed building.


1) Almost everyone who simply 'ducks and covers' when buildings collapse ARE CRUSHED TO DEATH. People who get under objects, like desks or cars, are crushed.

2) Cats, dogs and babies often naturally curl up in the fetal position. You should too in an earthquake. It is a natural safety/survival instinct. That position helps you survive in a smaller void. Get next to an object, next to a sofa, next to a large bulky object that will compress slightly but leave a void next to it.

3) Wooden buildings are the safest type of construction to be in during an earthquake. Wood is flexible and moves with the force of the earthquake. If the wooden building does collapse, large survival voids are created. Also, the wooden building has less concentrated, crushing weight. Brick buildings will break into individual bricks. Bricks will cause many injuries but less squashed bodies than concrete slabs. Concrete slab buildings are the most dangerous during an earthquake.

4) If you are in bed during the night and an earthquake occurs, simply roll off the bed. A safe void will exist around the bed. Hotels can achieve a much greater survival rate in earthquakes, simply by posting a sign on the back of the door of every room telling occupants to lie down on the floor, next to the bottom of the bed during an earthquake.

5) If an earthquake happens and you cannot easily escape by getting out the door or window, then lie down and curl up in the fetal position next to a sofa, or large chair.

6) Almost everyone who gets under a doorway when buildings collapse is killed. How? If you stand under a doorway and the doorjamb falls forward or backward you will be crushed by the ceiling above. If the door jam falls sideways you will be cut in half by the doorway. In either case, you will be killed!

7) Never go to the stairs. The stairs have a different 'moment of frequency (they swing separately from the main part of the building). The stairs and remainder of the building continuously bump into each other until structural failure of the stairs takes place. The people who get on stairs before they fail are chopped up by the stair treads ? horribly mutilated. Even if the building doesn't collapse, stay away from the stairs. The stairs are a likely part of the building to be damaged. Even if the stairs are not collapsed by the earthquake, they may collapse later when overloaded by fleeing people. They should always be checked for safety, even when the rest of the building is not damaged.

8) Get Near the Outer Walls Of Buildings Or Outside Of Them If Possible - It is much better to be near the outside of the building rather than the interior. The farther inside you are from the outside perimeter of the building the greater the probability that your escape route will be blocked.

9) People inside of their vehicles are crushed when the road above falls in an earthquake and crushes their vehicles; which is exactly what happened with the slabs between the decks of the Nimitz Freeway. The victims of the San Francisco earthquake all stayed inside of their vehicles. They were all killed. They could have easily survived by getting out and lying in the fetal position next to their vehicles. Everyone killed would have survived if they had been able to get out of their cars and sit or lie next to them. All the crushed cars had voids 3 feet high next to them, except for the cars that had columns fall directly across them.

10) I discovered, while crawling inside of collapsed newspaper offices and other offices with a lot of paper, that paper does not compact. Large voids are found surrounding stacks of paper.

In 1996 we made a film, which proved my survival methodology to be correct. The Turkish Federal Government, City of Istanbul , University of Istanbul Case Productions and ARTI cooperated to film this practical, scientific test. We collapsed a school and a home with 20 mannequins inside. Ten mannequins did 'duck and cover,' and ten mannequins I used in my 'triangle of life' survival method. After the simulated earthquake collapse we crawled through the rubble and entered the building to film and document the results.
The film, in which I practiced my survival techniques under directly observable, scientific conditions, relevant to building collapse, showed there would have been zero percent survival for those doing duck and cover.

There would likely have been 100 percent survivability for people using my method of the 'triangle of life.' This film has been seen by millions of viewers on television in
Turkey and the rest of Europe, and it was seen in the USA , Canada and Latin America on the TV program Real TV.
Spread the word and save someone's life... The entire world is experiencing natural calamities so be prepared!

Thursday, 5 August 2010

Friday, 9 July 2010

HSBC Credit Card Dilemma

I am lucky for not being the victim of this. Few of my colleagues encountered this problem. We have our salary through HSBC and still they cut us off?

I called up the call centre just to make things clear and they make so many excuses and try avoid getting blamed. I attacked the lady(of course not physically...hehehe..) with questions! She says that they have send letter off to us to inform about the new Credit Card system. I told her we knew about this matter but why do we need to bother, knowing that our salary goes through HSBC and furthermore we never get any letter from HSBC. She keep on saying it is recorded in their system that letters have be sent off! I told her no one in the office receive any letter from HSBC. After few mins of attacking her, she confessed and told me that, I am not the only person who complaint about not receiving the letter. So I sarcastically say " So, I'm not the only person who complaint about this then??" Then she just keep quiet.

She even told me that I need to go to the bank to reactivate my card and it will only activate on 16 July 2010. But in the newspaper, they seems to deny it!! They can't even check whether  I can use my card! They say their system says its active but not sure whether I can use it!!

And what annoys me is that being a well known bank, they didnt even apologise for what had happen!

Friday, 18 June 2010

Singapore Flooded 16 June 2010

WOW...Scary ah and I was there few weeks ago...and it's was murderly hot!!

Friday, 14 May 2010

Blog from iPhone!



Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Life ... OH Life ... Oh Life.....

There are times when I ask myself, "Why did I do that to my parents?"

It's not that I swear at them or did nasty thing to them. It's just the things that I have said and react to them make me feel guilty sometimes. For example, when my parents calls me up when I am at work and ask me things like "How come my computer cannot turn on?" or "Why my mobile phone volume so low?" or "Is that trousers in your room belong to your brother?" It really fumes me up for asking those questions knowing I am busy at work and which they can ask after work. I will answer them but with an unpleasant tone. After I hang up the phone, I always feel guilty about it. 

Remember the advert during Hari Raya where the child keeps on asking his dad what is that. And his dad answer, it's a bird. And the son keeps repeating the same question over and over and his dad didn't get bored of it? And when his dad grew old, the dad ask his son a question repeated and the son got annoyed? Remember that? That advert always plays on my mind when I did that...

My parents have been putting up with me (and my siblings) from young. Teach me to be good, never tell lies (yeah!! if we listen to that part..hehehe..) and try their best to keep us happy, healthy and educated. They did all that and make me what I have become now.

Getting angry is a human nature but there is a limit to be angry for such a small matter. Our parents are not getting any younger. They do need our love and caring like what they have given to us since we were born until now. 

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

My Cubicle at Site Office

Thursday, 11 March 2010

Accident at Jangsak and Kuala Lurah


Along Kuala Lurah

Thursday, 4 March 2010

Lovely Number Plate ^_^

Chap Goh Meh

Sunday, 14 February 2010

Chinese New Year 2010

What a coincidence that Chinese New Year 2010 falls on Valentine's Day :) Here are some of the photos that I look on the first day of CNY.

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