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Saturday, 27 December 2008

The Storey Of Puso

i always wanted to research about my wife's origin.. she's a descendant of Aban Jau of the Kenyah Sebob king in Ulu Tinjar, from her father's side. I understand that Aban Jau (sometime early 1800s) was crowned as Sultan Brunei representative in Ulu Tinjar.
His grand daughter, Lata, married a Brunei pengeran, Awang Rajit, who came to Ulu Tinjar area to trade. From the marriage they had a son named Puso. Later Awang Rajit went bck to Brunei but was prevented to bring his wife and son back with him. He was prevented to do so because Puso was a lineage of Aban Jau to inherit his leadership.
Later Awang Rajit, asked his brother and fellow Bruneians to kidnap Puso on their next trip to trade in the interior. The Bruneians managed to kidnap Puso when the Sebob were busy in their works/orchards. During the pursuit of the kidnappers, the Sebob realized that the ones that kidnap Puso was his uncle and it was decided that Puso would be alright in the custody of the Bruneians (since they were not enemies). Puso was brought to Bintulu where a community of Bruneians were living there (to escape from the tyranny of the Sultan).
Puso was brought up as a Muslim in Bintulu amongst the Melanaus and the Bruneians. When he was big enough, Puso was married to the local girl. He married three times, first to Naemah, second to Dayang Khatijah and lastly to Embed. My wife lineage comes from the marriage of Puso with Naemah, the first wife. I've got the lineage tree to trace back my wife's blood to Aban Jau the Sebob King.
I'm very interested to meet the Orang Ulu side of my wife's that i can further research about the legendary Aban Jau. If any of you out have some info about him and his Orang Ulu lineage , you can contact me at

Monday, 22 December 2008

Old Mum's Baby...

Thanks to advance medical technologies. ..
a 70 years old post menauposal lady has succesfully pregnant
and delivered a healthy baby boy.
Friends came to visit her....
Friend: How's your baby? Can we see him?
Mom: Baby okay. U can see him later, lets have coffee first.
(and they finished their coffee)
Friend: Can we see your baby now?
Mom: Wait la... lets chat first.
(and they finished chatting)
Friend: Can we see your baby now?
Mom: Actually u have to wait until my baby cry.
Coz... I have forgotten where I put him just now!!

Tuesday, 23 September 2008

Honey Kills Bacteria That Cause Sinusitis

Honey is very effective in killing bacteria in all its forms, especially the drug-resistant biofilms that make treating chronic rhinosinusitis difficult, according to research presented during the 2008 American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation (AAO-HNSF) Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO, in Chicago, IL.
The study, authored by Canadian researchers at the University of Ottawa, found that in eleven isolates of three separate biofilms (Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and methicicillin-resistant and -suseptible Staphylococcus aureus), honey was significantly more effective in killing both planktonic and biofilm-grown forms of the bacteria, compared with the rate of bactericide by antibiotics commonly used against the bacteria.
Given the historical uses of honey in some cultures as a homeopathic treatment for bad wound infections, the authors conclude that their findings may hold important clinical implications in the treatment of refractory chronic rhinosinusitis, with topical treatment a possibility.
Chronic rhinosinusitis affects approximately 31 million people each year in the United States alone, costing over $4 billion in direct health expenditures and lost workplace productivity. It is among the three most common chronic diseases in all of North America.

This confirms what is said in the Holy Quran....
The Holy QURAN in Surat an-Nahl vr.68-69 says: "And your Lord revealed to the bee saying: Make hives in the mountains and in the trees and in what they build: Then eat of all the fruits and walk in the ways of your Lord submissively. There comes forth from within it a beverage of many colours, in which there is healing for men; most surely there is a sign in this for a people who reflect."

All Praises Be To Allah!!.

Monday, 22 September 2008

Obesity May Lower a Man’s Fertility

Obesity May Lower a Man’s Fertility
Being obese may dim a man's chances of becoming a father, even if he is otherwise healthy, a new study suggests.
Researchers found that among 87 healthy men ages 19 to 48, those who were obese were less likely to have ever fathered a child. More importantly, they showed hormonal differences that point to a reduced reproductive capacity, the researchers report in the journal Fertility and Sterility.
Compared with their thinner counterparts, obese men had lower levels of testosterone in their blood, as well as lower levels of luteinizing hormone (LH) and follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) -- both essential to reproduction.
According to the researchers, these relatively low levels of LH and FSH are suggestive of a "partial" hypogonadotropic hypogonadism. This is a condition in which the testes do not function properly due to signaling problems in the hypothalamus or pituitary gland, two brain structures involved in hormone secretion.
The findings suggest that obesity alone is an "infertility factor" in otherwise healthy men, write Dr. Eric M. Pauli and his colleagues at the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine in Hershey.
Of the 87 men in the study, 68 percent had had a child. Pauli's team found that the average body mass index, or BMI, was lower among these men compared with those who'd never fathered a child; in the former group, the average BMI was 28, which falls into the range for "overweight," while the average BMI for childless men was nearly 32, which falls into the "obese" range.
When the researchers assessed the men for several reproductive hormones, they found that the more obese a man was, the lower was his LH and FSH levels. On the other hand, increasing obesity correlated with increasing estrogen levels.
Excess body fat, Pauli's team explains, may increase the conversion of testosterone to estrogen in a man's blood. Such hormone alterations could, in turn, signal the brain to suppress FSH and LH production.
Past studies have linked obesity with a dampened libido and increased risk of erectile dysfunction, the researchers note. Those effects, they say, along with the hormonal alterations seen in this study, could act together to decrease an obese man's fertility.

SOURCE: Fertility and Sterility, August 2008.
SambalTumis Comment:
So get that excess fat out of the system, otherwise you may die alone without any lineage to see you to the grave. The animals will fight to death to ensure their DNA is passed on, but some humans would rather die of overeating than passing on their DNA down. Sad...

Monday, 8 September 2008

Green Polar Bear

Green Polar Bears of Japanese Zoo.
Became green due to swimming in algea infested ponds. In July when the climate is hot and water in the pond in not changed regularly may cause growth of green algea.
As the white polar bear swim in the pond to cool down, its fur caught the algea by trapping the algea in the hollow part in the fur.
So the fur became green. The bear will shade off the green pigment when the weather is
cooler in September onwards.
Anyway, its nice to see green bears for a change.

Monday, 1 September 2008

Omega-3 In Our Local Catfish (Keli & Patin)

A recent research in Germany has been found that Fish Oil works better then Statins (Bad Cholesterol reducing drugs) in heart disease patients. Fish oil is rich in Omega-3 fatty acids which been proven to offer health benefits like protecting the heart and brain.

These Omega-3 fatty acids are highest in salmon, mackerel, tuna, herring, sardines, bluefish, trout, whitefish, and striped bass. Per 100 gm of this fish, one gets about 1 gm of EPA and DHA. Moderate sources are carp, flounder, mullet, smelt, cod, catfish, perch, halibut, pike and pollock. Shellfish, squids, octopus contain little EPA and DHA.

Most of the fish mentioned is foreign to our waters, but we have got plenty of ikan keli and patin in our midst, eventhough their Omega-3 content is moderate eat plenty of them, so we can get enough Omega-3 to get by.

Do eat ikan keli and patin, not just they are cheap, they taste marvellous if cooked with our local delicatesen like tempoyak and belacan. Fullamak!!

Sunday, 24 August 2008

Fight Cancer with Fruits and Vegetables

One of the best-kept secrets in the field of health is that the National Institutes of Health and the National Cancer Institute have been conducting studies with vegetable and fruit extracts for years, discovering their remarkable cancer-inhibiting effects. Even so, most oncologists know very little about this and many have, in fact, told their patients not to eat vegetables, thinking it might interfere with their treatments.

Their advice is based on the erroneous belief that chemotherapy and radiation treatments depend on free radical destruction of cancer cells. In fact, this is only partially true. Most treatments inhibit cancer through many different mechanisms.

Nutrients from fruits and vegetables — especially the flavonoids — have remarkable powers that have been confirmed by a number of researchers and documented in most major oncology journals. The nutrients enhance the ability of most chemotherapy agents and radiation to kill cancer cells, while at the same time, they protect normal cells from the treatments’ harmful effects. Unfortunately, most oncologists ignore these studies. Instead, they concentrate on new chemotherapy protocols and radiation methods.

Antioxidants, which are found in fruits and vegetables, are powerful cancer fighters. One of the most important antioxidants is a substance called glutathione. It is present in every cell in the body, and low levels are associated with higher rates of several types of cancer. Conversely, when glutathione levels are high, cancer rates are low. Nutritionally, there are several ways to increase glutathione levels, including flavonoids.

The following are powerful natural cancer-fighters:

Vitamin C:
Vitamin C in the form of buffered ascorbate should be taken twice a day. Take it on an empty stomach because vitamin C greatly enhances iron absorption from all foods — and iron is a cancer-growth stimulant. I discuss vitamins and their benefits in detail in my special report “Key Vitamins that Save Your Heart, Prevent Cancer, and Keep You Living Long. Go here for more information.

N-acetyl-L cysteine (NAC):
This chemical supplies one of the chief building blocks of glutathione-cysteine. A number of studies have shown that it is a safe and efficient way to bolster glutathione levels in cells.

Research indicates that eating a wide variety of fruits and vegetables can raise levels of glutathione in cells. Such foods include Brussels sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower, cilantro, parsley, celery, kale, greens (turnip, collard, and mustard), spinach, tomatoes, blueberries, cranberries, raspberries, and carrots. Reduced glutathione is also available as a supplement, but generally it’s poorly absorbed.
(Note by SambalTumis : a good supplement for flavanoids is Green Propolis )

Melatonin — which most people think of as a sleep supplement — is also a powerful antioxidant. A growing number of studies are providing evidence that this substance fights cancer, as it has been proven to increase levels of several antioxidant enzymes in the brain and possibly other parts of the body.
...courtesy from Health Alerts..

Monday, 18 August 2008

Kids Need to Eat Smart to Be Smart

Food does more than satisfy hunger; it provides fuel for the body and mind, too. So as you make a list of school supplies to buy for the upcoming school year, don’t forget to consider the items at your local supermarket that can also help prepare your child for the classroom.
Catherine Kraus, RD, M.Ed, CHES, a dietitian at the University of Michigan Health System, says that a balanced, healthy diet enables chemical messengers in the brain — known as neurotransmitters — to function more efficiently. This produces better concentration and memory.
Parents can take several steps to create well-balanced meals and snacks that provide children the energy and nutrition they need to perform well at school, notes Kraus, a member of the Pediatric Comprehensive Weight Management Center at U-M C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital.

Research has demonstrated that students who skip breakfast in the morning don’t perform as well as students who do eat breakfast. Kraus recommends serving a healthy breakfast that consists of a whole grain cereal, oatmeal or bread with a form of protein, such as peanut butter or a hard-boiled egg.
Pairing the meal with whole fruit instead of a fruit juice offers a way to add more vitamins, minerals and fiber into a diet. Kraus adds that dairy products are an acceptable addition to your child’s breakfast, as long as they are in the form of fat-free or low-fat milk, yogurt or cheese.

While many schools are making efforts to include healthier items on lunch menus, high-calorie items still exist — including pizza, nachos and sweetened drinks. If you are concerned about your child’s cafeteria choices, Kraus recommends packing a lunch.
“When children consume a high-fat, high-sugar meal, their bodies will crash, and they will be come very tired and lethargic — which is not going to help them perform at their best level in school,” explains Kraus.

When packing a lunch, variety is best; choose an assortment of fruits and vegetables in various colors and sizes. This ensures that kids receive a mix of vitamins and minerals, and it will prevent them from becoming bored with the same packed lunch routine every day. Kraus recommends including a type of whole grain product in the meal, such as tortillas or bread, with a lean protein, such as tuna, turkey or chicken.

She also notes that sweetened beverages are full of empty calories and don’t provide any nutritional value. Opt for a beverage that does not contain added sugars — such as water, fat-free or low-fat milk, or 100 percent fruit juice.

When it comes to snack foods, Kraus says that the proper adage to follow is, “Out of sight, out of mind.”
“When you are grocery shopping, keep in mind that if a snack is in the home, your children will likely eat it. So keep healthy food in the house at all times to ensure that they will always have healthy snack options. If you keep candy bars and fruit in the home, most children would pick the candy bar. So just keep it out of the house,” she says.

Focus on finding snack foods that will keep your kids satisfied until dinner and energized for homework and studying. For optimal energy and hunger satisfaction, Kraus recommends pairing protein with a high fiber carbohydrate; serve up string cheese or peanut butter with whole grain crackers or prepare a half-sandwich made with whole grain bread or pita. Another tasty treat option is creating a homemade smoothie by blending yogurt and fruit together.

“A smart dinner will help your child’s brain function. If they are satisfied after dinnertime then they will sleep through the night, and a child needs at least eight to nine hours of sleep a night in order to function while in school the next day,” explains Kraus.
She says that half of a “smart” dinner plate should be made up of fruits and vegetables, and a quarter of the plate should consist of a lean protein. Fill the remaining quarter with whole grains, such as brown rice or whole wheat pasta.

Overall Kraus says that encouraging your children to eat smart during the school day can help them develop healthy habits for life.

“Childhood is a crucial time when bodies are growing and brains are developing,” she says. “It’s so important to fuel the body with good nutrition, and teaching children smart eating habits at a young age is a great idea. It starts with the parents serving as the role model.”
...courtesy from Health Alerts...

Sunday, 17 August 2008

One Can of Red Bull Increases Stroke Risk

Just one can of the popular stimulant energy drink Red Bull can increase the risk of heart attack or stroke, even in young people, Australian medical researchers said on Friday.
The caffeine-loaded beverage, popular with university students and adrenaline sport fans to give them "wings," caused the blood to become sticky, a pre-cursor to cardiovascular problems such as stroke.
"One hour after they drank Red Bull, (their blood systems) were no longer normal. They were abnormal like we would expect in a patient with cardiovascular disease," Scott Willoughby, lead researcher from the Cardiovascular Research Centre at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, told the Australian newspaper.
Willoughby and his team tested the cardiovascular systems of 30 young adults one hour before and one hour after consuming one 250ml can of sugar-free Red Bull.
The results showed "normal people develop symptoms normally associated with cardiovascular disease" after consuming the drink, created in the 1980s by Austrian entrepreneur Dietrich Mateschitz based on a similar Thai energy drink.
The Austria-based company, whose marketing says "Red Bull gives you wings," sponsors Formula 1 race cars and extreme sport events around the world, but warns consumers not to drink more than two cans a day.
Willoughby said Red Bull could be deadly when combined with stress or high blood pressure, impairing proper blood vessel function and possibly lifting the risk of blood clotting.
"If you have any predisposition to cardiovascular disease, I'd think twice about drinking it," he said.
Copyright Reuters
...courtesy from Health Alerts..

Thursday, 14 August 2008


I found this in a forwarded email and so I think it could give some lessons to us all....

Lesson 1
A man is getting into the shower just as his wife is finishing up her shower, when the doorbell rings.The wife quickly wraps herself in a towel and runs downstairs.When she opens the door, there stands Bob, the next-door neighbour.Before she says a word, Bob says, 'I'll give you $800 to drop that towel.'After thinking for a moment, the woman drops her towel and stands naked in front of Bob, after a few seconds, Bob hands her $800 and leaves.The woman wraps back up in the towel and goes back upstairs.When she gets to the bathroom, her husband asks, 'Who was that?''It was Bob the next door neighbour,' she replies.'Great,' the husband says, 'did he say anything about the $800 he owes me?'Moral of the storyIf you share critical information pertaining to credit and risk with your shareholders in time, you may be in a position to prevent avoidable exposure.
Lesson 2
A priest offered a Nun a lift.She got in and crossed her legs, forcing her gown to reveal a leg.The priest nearly had an accident.After controlling the car, he stealthily slid his hand up her leg.The nun said, 'Father, remember Psalm 129?'The priest removed his hand. But, changing gears, he let his hand slide up her leg again.The nun once again said, 'Father, remember Psalm 129?'The priest apologized 'Sorry sister but the flesh is weak.'Arriving at the convent, the nun sighed heavily and went on her way.On his arrival at the church, the priest rushed to look up Psalm 129. It said, 'Go forth and seek, further up, you will find glory.'Moral of the storyIf you are not well informed in your job, you might miss a great opportunity.
Lesson 3
A sales rep, an administration clerk, and the manager are walking to lunch when they find an antique oil lamp.They rub it and a Genie comes out.The Genie says, 'I'll give each of you just one wish.''Me first! Me first!' says the admin clerk. 'I want to be in the Bahamas , driving a speedboat, without a care in the world.'Puff! She's gone.'Me next! Me next!' says the sales rep. 'I want to be in Hawaii , relaxing on the beach with my personal masseuse, an endless supply of Pina Coladas and the love of my life.'Puff! He's gone.'OK, you're up,' the Genie says to the manager.The manager says, 'I want those two back in the office after lunch.'Moral of the storyAlways let your boss have the first say.
Lesson 4
An eagle was sitting on a tree resting, doing nothing.A small rabbit saw the eagle and asked him, 'Can I also sit like you and do nothing?'The eagle answered: 'Sure, why not.'So, the rabbit sat on the ground below the eagle and rested. All of a sudden, a fox appeared, jumped on the rabbit and ate it.Moral of the storyTo be sitting and doing nothing, you must be sitting very, very high up.
Lesson 5
A turkey was chatting with a bull.'I would love to be able to get to the top of that tree' sighed the turkey, 'but I haven't got the energy.''Well, why don't you nibble on some of my droppings?' replied the bull. They're packed with nutrients.'The turkey pecked at a lump of dung, and found it actually gave him enough strength to reach the lowest branch of the tree.The next day, after eating some more dung, he reached the second branch..Finally after a fourth night, the turkey was proudly perched at the top of the tree.He was promptly spotted by a farmer, who shot him out of the tree.Moral of the storyBull Shit might get you to the top, but it won't keep you there.
Lesson 6
A little bird was flying south for the winter. It was so cold the bird froze and fell to the ground into a large field.While he was lying there, a cow came by and dropped some dung on him.As the frozen bird lay there in the pile of cow dung, he began to realize how warm he was.The dung was actually thawing him out!He lay there all warm and happy, and soon began to sing for joy.A passing cat heard the bird singing and came to investigate.Following the sound, the cat discovered the bird under the pile of cow dung, and promptly dug him out and ate him.
Morals of the story
(1) Not everyone who shits on you is your enemy.
(2) Not everyone who gets you out of shit is your friend.
(3) And when you're in deep shit, it's best to keep your mouth shut!


Monday, 11 August 2008

Fourth Floor Boys

A little boy wanted RM100 badly and prayed for two weeks but nothing happened.
Then he decided to write GOD a letter requesting the RM100.

When the Pos Malaysia received the letter addressed to GOD, they decided to send it to the Prime Minister - Pak Lah.
The PM was so impressed, touched, and amused that he instructed his secretary to send the little boy a RM5.00 bill.

Pak Lah thought this would appear to be a lot of money to a little boy.

The little boy was delighted with the RM5.00 and sat down to write a thank you note to GOD, which read:

'Dear GOD,Thank you very much for sending the money, however, I noticed that for some reason you had to send it through PutraJaya and, as usual, those bastards on the fourth floor deducted RM95.00.'
Note: I got this joke from forwarded email.. like it so published it here for my visitors to enjoy!

Thursday, 7 August 2008

Broccoli May Reverse Diabetes Damage

President George H. W. Bush famously said that he didn’t like broccoli, and since he was president, he didn’t have to eat it. But if the former president is ever diagnosed with diabetes, he may allow broccoli on his plate after all. New research from the University of Warwick in England found that eating broccoli could reverse the vascular damage to blood vessels caused by diabetes.
The scientists believe the chemical in broccoli responsible for the heart-healthy effect is sulforaphane, which promotes the creating of enzymes that protect blood vessels, and reduces the amounts of molecules called Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) that cause cell damage.
Crucifer vegetables such as broccoli, Brussels sprouts and cabbage, have been tied to a lower risk of strokes and heart attacks. People with diabetes face up to a 500 percent increase in risk of developing cardiovascular diseases that are linked to damaged blood vessels. They also risk other health problems such as kidney disease.
High blood sugar levels can cause levels of Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) to increase three-fold. But sulforaphane activates a protein called nrf2 which protects the vessels and lowers the increase of ROS by 73 percent.
“Our study suggests that compounds such as sulforaphane from broccoli may help counter processes linked to the development of vascular disease in diabetes,” said Warwick Professor Paul Thornalley. He added that in the future it will be important to see if eating a diet rich in broccoli and other crucifer vegetables will benefit diabetics. “We believe it will,” he said.

Tuesday, 5 August 2008

Fish May Prevent Mental Decline

Eating tuna and other types of fish may help lower the risk of cognitive decline and stroke in healthy older adults, according to a study published in the August 5, 2008, issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
For the study, 3,660 people age 65 and older underwent brain scans to detect silent brain infarcts, or small lesions in the brain that can cause loss of thinking skills, stroke or dementia. Scans were performed again five years later on 2,313 of the participants. The people involved in the study were also given questionnaires about fish in their diets.
The study found that people who ate broiled or baked tuna and other fish high in omega-3 fatty acids (called DHA and EPA) three times or more per week had a nearly 26 percent lower risk of having the silent brain lesions that can cause dementia and stroke compared to people who did not eat fish regularly. Eating just one serving of this type of fish per week led to a 13 percent lower risk. The study also found people who regularly ate these types of fish had fewer changes in the white matter in their brains.
“While eating tuna and other types of fish seems to help protect against memory loss and stroke, these results were not found in people who regularly ate fried fish,” said Jyrki Virtanen, PhD, RD, with the University of Kuopio in Finland. “More research is needed as to why these types of fish may have protective effects, but the omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA would seem to have a major role.”
Types of fish that contain high levels of DHA and EPA nutrients include salmon, mackerel, herring, sardines, and anchovies.
“Previous findings have shown that fish and fish oil can help prevent stroke, but this is one of the only studies that looks at fish’s effect on silent brain infarcts in healthy, older people,” said Virtanen. Research shows that silent brain infarcts, which are only detected by brain scans, are found in about 20 percent of otherwise healthy elderly people.

..courtesy from Health Alerts..

Monday, 28 July 2008

Sex Builds Better Health Eight Great Ways

When you have S-E-X on your mind, chances are H-E-A-L-T-H is the last thing you're thinking about - but the two actually go hand-in-glove! Sex promotes both our physical and psychological health, according to experts, and here are eight ways it helps:

1) Sex Busts Stress. Scottish researchers studied the sexual activity of 24 women and 22 men, then put them in stressful situations such as public speaking. The subjects who had intercourse withstood stress better than those who either abstained from sex or engaged in other sexual activities.

2) Sex Burns Calories. Sex burns up 85 calories in 30 minutes, and 40 half-hour sessions will burn about 3500 calories, which is enough to lose a pound.

3) Sex Builds Cardiovascular Health. English researchers found fear of a stroke during sex is groundless. They followed 900 men for 20 years and found no connection. On the other hand, they found that the men who had sex at least twice a week reduced their risk of a heart attack by half compared to men who had it less than once a month.

4) Sex Builds Immunity. Having sex several times a week has been linked with raising levels of the antibody immunoglobulin A (IgA), which helps ward off colds, according to researchers at Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.

5) Sex Builds Bonds. Sex raises the level of the hormone oxytocin, known popularly as the "love hormone," which results in building trust and strengthening bonds. The more contact - including hugs - the higher the level.

6) Sex Lowers Pain. As the love hormone oxytocin builds, endorphins rise, which results in lowering of pain. If aches and pains are better after sex, it's because of oxytocin levels.

7) Sex Lowers Risk of Prostate Cancer. Frequent ejaculations in young men may lower the risk of prostate cancer in later years. Australian researchers studied men with and without prostate cancer, and found frequent ejaculations in men in their 20s offered protection, but found no such link for men in their 30s, 40s, and 50s.

8) Sex Promotes Sleep. Oxycontin is at the forefront again - it helps both men and women sleep, which in turn promotes healthy weight and blood pressure. (Although women would almost universally say it had a much stronger effect on men, who are wide-awake one minute and sawing logs the next.)

..courtesy from Health Alerts..

Sunday, 27 July 2008

Males By Nature Are Polygamous! ..cont'd

...continued from earlier post...Females on the other hand are monogamous...they are loyal to one male partner at a time. Because once they are impregnated they don't have any urge to mate anymore. Because they have sure bearer of their genes coming to this world. And after their youngs are weaned or hatched and carry on with their lives, the female may start mating again not necessarily with the same male before, but another winning male that attracts her.

But not the males, even though they may have planted their seeds in many females, they are still uncertain whether that seed will succeed. So they must plant as much seed as possible (to as many females as possible), so that the probability of his genes to carry on this world is higher. That is of course in the animal world, but human beings are just another animals with intelligence.!

Subconsciously the man will want to have as many female partners or wives or girl friends so that his heritage will continue living in this world. But as I stressed in my earlier posting, this urge is actually govern by many factors,eg. religions and customs. The human beings do also have the emotional faculty that guide this animalistic wants. Shame, respect, fear, piety and endurance are part of human characteristics that guide their behaviour.

A certain society may encourage polygamy to flourish but another society may not allow it at all. And as water flow cannot be contained, the poligamous urge of the men in that society will find many ways to have more then one female partners or wives. This will give rise to extra marital relationships, mistresses, casanova etc. Moreover, if this is not governed by certain rules, there shall be many problems arising from such practices. Bastards, unwanted children, broken families, divorces and many other society ills may appear in this society.

Eventhough Islam has clear guidelines and rules and conditions, they are still problems due polygamy. It is not the phylosaphy of poligamy that err it is more to the adherence of the Muslim men. Piety in men differ from one man to another. So in order for adherence to be strictly followed, the shariah law must be enforced by the Court. A man who wants to practice polygamy must fulfil the conditions set by the court failing which the court will take action on that man.

As a matter facts, the Muslim world are more at ease in their society. There are more tranquility and serinity there. Ofcourse the western mind may not agree to these facts. What they see is that the Islamic world discrimainate their womenfolks, when women have to share their husbands and have too much dress covering them (that another matter to discuss..may be in other postings). What the western minds do not see is the much lesser society ills and the general piece of mind in the Muslim world. In a world of turmoils, piece of mind is most precious!.

To be continued...

Friday, 25 July 2008

Males By Nature Are Polygamous!

That is true that male species are polygamous. Be it humans or animals. Males by nature woulkd go for multiple female partners (or would like for multiple partners. Have look at your house cats. The male cats always go for all the females on heat. Same as dogs, roosters, buffalos, etc, ect. Human males are the same. But for humans, we set rules and regulations and customs for guidance (or control, to be exact). It is like water, you can not halt the flow of water. If you do it will just find another way to flow by. When overflowing happens more damages can be caused. Hence, to halt the nature in the male species is unnatural but to control it with customs and belief will surely let the urge to subside. But the wanting is always there. Ask any man, you will a yes answer.

Because it is human nature (male nature), some religions or customs allow their believers to marry more then one. Islam is a good example. Islam does not forbid what is natural. Hence, Islam allows it followers to marry more then one but not more then four at one time. But ofcourse, there are certain rules and conditions to abide by. If a man cannot be adil (fair) to all his wives then it is better for him to marry only one. The responsibilities and burden are so heavy that you see most muslim men would not go for more then one wife. But by knowing that the provision is there, they are less stressful when dealing with their polygamous urge.

To be continued...