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Dogs and Cats Charity Event at Mira, Tanjong Bungah, Penang   Leave a comment

Dogs and Cats Charity Event at Mira, Tanjong Bungah, Penang

Dogs and Cats Charity Event at Mira, Tanjong Bungah, Penang
Dogs and Cats Charity Event at Mira, Tanjong Bungah, Penang
Dogs and Cats Charity Event at Mira, Tanjong Bungah, Penang
Dogs and Cats Charity Event at Mira, Tanjong Bungah, Penang
Dogs and Cats Charity Event at Mira, Tanjong Bungah, Penang
Dogs and Cats Charity Event at Mira, Tanjong Bungah, Penang
Dogs and Cats Charity Event at Mira, Tanjong Bungah, Penang

Buying a dog collar for my dog   Leave a comment

Buying a dog collar for my dog

Dog Collars

Posted February 2, 2019 by lspeng1951 in Animals, Canon, Pet, Photo Outing, Photography

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In Loving Memory Of Ashley, Kingston & Princess   Leave a comment

In Loving Memory Of Ashley, Kingston & Princess ~ departed in 2014. Special thanks to my sister, Cindy Lim for this memorial picture.

In Loving Memory Of Ashley, Kingston & Princess ~ departed in 2014. Special thanks to my sister, Cindy Lim for this memorial picture.

Posted February 26, 2018 by lspeng1951 in Animals, Canon, Demise, Pet, Photography

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In Memory of Ashley and Kingston I   Leave a comment

In Memory of Ashley and Kingston I

I must thank Bertrand Linet for this downloaded photograph. Both, my rottweiler Ashley and dachshund Kingston I, had left us sometime ago. We now have only   Doberman Pinscher Princeton.

SP Lim

In Memory of Ashley and Kingston I who had left us.

The Happy Cats   Leave a comment

The Happy Cats

The Happy Cats

Posted December 19, 2017 by lspeng1951 in Animals, Canon, Food and drink, Pet

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For my Loyal Companion ~ Pets Charity Carnival   Leave a comment

For my Loyal Companion ~ Pets Charity Carnival

Pets Charity Carnival – the message on the T-shirt is important and reflects on the organization!
Neutral – Neutral and neutrality may mean the following, as the root is from the Latin neuter, translating to “neither one, nor the other” and Neuter – Neutering, the sterilization of an animal,
For pets NEUTER is commonly used!

For my Loyal Companion ~ Pets Charity Carnival

For my Loyal Companion ~ Pets Charity Carnival

For my Loyal Companion ~ Pets Charity Carnival

For my Loyal Companion ~ Pets Charity Carnival featuring the blind cat.

For my Loyal Companion ~ Pets Charity Carnival with the three-legged dog.


Mo(a)n … day of waiting with patience for treatment   12 comments

Mo(a)n … day of waiting with patience for treatment

It started at 6.30 am on Monday, April 11, 2016 with waking up and getting ready to go to see the recommended Orthopaedic Surgeon or the Medical Officers in the Department of Orthopaedic of the Penang General Hospital. The appointment made on last Thursday was for today at 8.00 am. I reached the Hospital at 7.55 am and when I reached the reception counter of Room 011 – the Orthopaedic Department, the two queue lines there, were with over twenty patients each line. I was given a green card and patient form to fill in my personal particulars as it is my first time to see the Department here in the Hospital run by the Federal Government. The usual charges are RM5.00 per visit and free for senior citizen like me. After ten minutes of waiting,I was given the queue number of 4052. There are different queue numbers also like those starting from 1001, 2001 and 3001. The waiting lobby was full with over 100 over patients. I took a seat and waited for over an hour and my number was shown on the monitor. I went through the main entrance as shown in a notice, and into smaller room than the lobby, with 7 to 8 medical officers/doctors each with a desk and two chairs. Another waiting period was needed as inside here, some patients have no old medical records sent here yet so it looked quite chaotic. As my record is a new one, it was placed into a plastic folder. Another 15 minutes of waiting was required.

Dog Bite

Moan…day of 11, April, 2016. A day at the Hospital for treatment.

The doctor then looked at the recommendation letter and then asked a few questions whether the dog is vaccinated against rabies as the current attention was on rabid dogs. There were already some cases of rabies. He wrote a note to ask to go the section where minor surgery and dressings were conducted. Another waiting period of 10 minutes before being called into the Dressings Room as the place was full. My bandages were taken out as the latest dressings were done yesterday and my wounds looked reddish and moist – seemed all right to me as there was no pus. After opening the bandages, it was the time to wait for the doctor to see whether there is sepsis or not. After 10 minutes the doctor came and said the wound is healing normally so no “chopping off the Finger”. My original nurse who took off the bandages was now “missing”. The nurse who was next to her took over the job, was not “professional and competent” to do a good job. It was even worse than the dressing that I did myself! Anyway, I am too tired to complain. Next was back to the doctor so I cam get a prescription at Rooms 13 and 14 for dressings until my wound is completely healed. Another period of waiting for 5 minutes as doctor was treating other patient.

Finally at 10.15 am, the whole process of seeing the doctor and dressing was completed. It was a good day as my wound is healing satisfactorily after the initial infestation with pus. No “cutting off of the finger” is good enough for me. I also did not become “mad” due to rabies. Good ending to this Moan … day. Reached home at 10.40 am.

Not to sound ungrateful, I must thank these hospital doctors and staff for the satisfactory treatment, medicine and bandaging work towards my eventual healing of these bite wounds.

SP Lim
Resting and watching TV. of 11, April, 2016. A day at the Hospital for treatment. Retaped again bandages  by me on the poorly bandage done by the nurse.

Moan…day of 11, April, 2016. A day at the Hospital for treatment. Retaped again bandages by me on the poorly bandage done by the nurse.

From Wikipedia:-
Sepsis is a life-threatening condition that arises when the body’s response to infection injures its own tissues and organs. Common signs and symptoms include fever, increased heart rate, increased breathing rate, and confusion. There may also be symptoms related to a specific infection, such as a cough with pneumonia, or painful urination with a kidney infection. In the very young, old, and people with a weakened immune system, there may be no symptoms of a specific infection and the body temperature may be low or normal rather than high. Severe sepsis is sepsis causing poor organ function or insufficient blood flow. Insufficient blood flow may be evident by low blood pressure, high blood lactate, or low urine output. Septic shock is low blood pressure due to sepsis that does not improve after reasonable amounts of intravenous fluids are given.

Sepsis is caused by an immune response triggered by an infection. The infection is most commonly bacterial, but it can also be from fungi, viruses, or parasites. Common locations for the primary infection include: lungs, brain, urinary tract, skin, and abdominal organs. Risk factors include young or old age, a weakened immune system from conditions such as cancer or diabetes, and major trauma or burns. Diagnosis is based on meeting at least two systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) criteria due to a presumed infection. Blood cultures are recommended preferably before antibiotics are started; however, infection of the blood is not required for the diagnosis. Medical imaging should be done to look for the possible location of infection. Other potential causes of similar signs and symptoms include: anaphylaxis, adrenal insufficiency, low blood volume, heart failure, and pulmonary embolism among others.

Sepsis is usually treated with intravenous fluids and antibiotics. Antibiotics are typically given as soon as possible. This is often done in an intensive care unit. If fluid replacement is not enough to maintain blood pressure, medications that raise blood pressure can be used. Mechanical ventilation and dialysis may be needed to support the function of the lungs and kidneys, respectively. To guide treatment, a central venous catheter and an arterial catheter may be placed for access to the bloodstream. Other measurements such as cardiac output and superior vena cava oxygen saturation may also be used. People with sepsis need preventive measures for deep vein thrombosis, stress ulcers and pressure ulcers, unless other conditions prevent such interventions. Some might benefit from tight control of blood sugar levels with insulin. The use of corticosteroids is controversial. Activated drotrecogin alfa, originally marketed for severe sepsis, has not been found to be helpful, and was withdrawn from sale in 2011.

Disease severity partly determines the outcome with the risk of death from sepsis being as high as 30%, severe sepsis as high as 50%, and septic shock as high as 80%. The total number of cases worldwide is unknown as there is little data from the developing world. Estimates suggest sepsis affects millions of people a year. In the developed world about 0.2 to 3 per 1000 people get sepsis yearly or about a million cases per year in the United States. Rates of disease have been increasing. Sepsis is more common among males than females. The terms septicemia and blood poisoning referred to the microorganisms or their toxins in the blood and are no longer commonly used. The condition has been described at least since the time of Hippocrates

Inserted by SP Lim from Wikipeida for knowledge and precaution.

Dog Bite

Moan…day of 11, April, 2016. A day at the Hospital for treatment.

The Day I Met The Prince – a concert by Universiti Sains Malaysia ~ Part 2   2 comments

The Day I Met The Prince – a concert by Universiti Sains Malaysia ~ Part 2

I shall post some more photographs from the above rehearsal of ” The Day I Met The Prince ” USM’s Children Theatre in English at Straits Quay, Penang Held on Thursday, March 24, 2016 at 8:30pm. I was the only photographer present but the editing was held back after the dog bites’ incident.

My forefinger has recovered 70% but my middle finger is facing some problem after one week’s treatment even after a course of antibiotics. There are pus seen on the finger and the kind doctor said I must go every day to the General Hospital for dressings. He recommended me to the Orthopaedic Ward for more intense dressing by flushing off the pus, and perhaps stitching after minor surgery. If I do not take real care I might lose this finger. I am praying very hard for the recovery of the wound. I shall stop blogging temporarily for a while until I can heal safely and completely my middle finger. A lesson I learned from this unfortunate incident is ” Small dog’s bite caused big nasty wound “. My poodle, Baron, is still following me around.

I shall post a photograph a day until I recover from my medical problem. My sincere apologies if I cannot view and click on your blogs too.

Bye my dear friends, bloggers and viewers.

SP Lim


“The Day I Met The Prince” the USM’s Children Theatre in English


“The Day I Met The Prince” the USM’s Children Theatre in English

Photo 101 ~ My 10 Favourites from the Course   18 comments

Photo 101 ~ My 10 Favourites from the Course

I had finished the Photo 101 Course with a daily post for more than 20 continuous days. In face of some obstacles like having no internet for nearly 16 hours, unstable internet in my area, the unfortunate incident of my dogs “biting incident” resulting with my two bitten fingers on my left hand and the heat wave in the country with temperatures soaring above 40 degrees Celsius, everything ended favourably. If there is a will, there is a way unless one kick the bucket.

Some facts I discovered and learned from the bloggers/photographers are :-

1. The thinking and subsequent action on the given theme is not always the same with the participating bloggers. True, as every human being is different from each other, thus we are see an array of different photographs uploaded on their individual blog. Different thinking on the theme so we have different photographs.

2. Every blogger is usually a loving, caring, kind, compassionate person with the place of residence that is generally peaceful and beautiful in nature. I had seen so many beautiful places, buildings, landscapes, animals, birds, sea creatures, flowers and other interesting things which in my life-time I shall have no time or opportunity to travel and see due to my matured age. Thank you for all these lovely and informative photographs that are shared on these blogs.

3. I was just wondering why the current troubled world cannot emulate the blogosphere we have here – peaceful, loving, friendly, diverse, harmonious and caring community of people from different countries, ideology, religions and culture. War, human conflicts, terror, global warming and climate threats shall result in more problems and troubles for us on this only home we have – Earth.

I end here and crawl back into my tiny space of peace and harmony with my pets. Bye, my fellow bloggers, photographers, viewers, friends, and the people of this planet.

SP Lim

Hooray! You made it.
(Virtual) high-fives all around! Congratulations on finishing Photography 101 — we’re so happy you joined us for this photo-a-day journey this month, and hope that the daily themes and tips inspired you.

End of Photo 101

A quiet moment among feluccas on the Nile River in Cairo, Egypt.

Feel free to sit back and take it easy this weekend. But if you’re itching for a bit more, consider these projects as we wrap up the course:

Browse your collection of shots from the course, select up to ten favorites, and publish a wrap-up post with a gallery.
Look through your shots to see which themes and tips you enjoyed the most. Did you take a lot of establishing shots? Close ups? Abstract images? Great color shots? Compile your favorites in a post.
Pick one element we covered during the course, then head out with your camera to practice: composition, light, movement, color, or something else of your choosing.
Revisit the themes. Are there any themes you’d like to try again? What would you do differently? What have you learned?
Want to explore photography topics in more depth? Browse the “Craft of Photography” topic on The Daily Post. You can also download our Photography 101 e-book, which compiles resources and tutorials from various photographers on

The Commons will remain open for posting and commenting for one more week, so you can catch up on anything you’ve missed.

Thank you for joining us this month!

Josh and the Team

BU Photo101

Photo 101 ~ Day Twenty: Triumph & Contrast – “The Triumphant Return to Life.”   17 comments

Photo 101
Day Twenty: Triumph & Contrast

“The Triumphant Return to Life.”

After the unfortunate incident of the biting incident between my dogs yesterday, the little poodle called Baron was bitten on the throat and neck area. The veterinary clinic was closed yesterday and he was sent to the veterinary surgeon as its neck area has swollen. The Veterinary Doctor immediately perform emergency surgery on Baron’s throat as the trachea has some punctured wounds and the poodle was not breathing properly. After the emergency surgery, baron is back home at 5.30 pm recovering from this critical surgery. The Veterinary Doctor said Baron was strong to survive all these wounds and the subsequent surgery. Yes, it was a triumphant return to his normal life though still a bit tired.

Baron was found running around the busy road near my house. We rescued the poodle with all his fur all cut very short and fed it. We tried to ask around to fing the owner and even telephone an owner who had put some posters about his lost dog. However, he did not show any interest at all and did not attempt to see the dog. Anyhow, Baron joined the discarded dogs in the group. Many thanks to kind doctor who stopped seeing his “patients” and attended to Baron immediately thus saving his life.

SP Lim
Though today is First of April, 2016 – this is NOT an April’s Fool Joke.

Baron the Poodle

“The Triumphant Return to Life.” My little poodle, Baron. is resting and recovering after its throat surgery this morning.

Photo 101
Day Twenty: Triumph & Contrast

Triumph comes in all shapes and sizes: finding enough coffee to make a full pot. Having just enough gas in the tank to get to the filling station. Finding out your story was accepted for publication in that awesome magazine.

My triumph was fighting inertia to walk through the park on a cold winter day. My reward was this photo of a massive, naked elm tree with a bit of sun flare and bold shadows from thin light.

What does triumph mean to you? It could mean that goal in the dying seconds, nailing “tree pose” without quivering, or any victory — big or small, personal or public.

Today’s Tip: Triumph usually denotes drama of some sort, no matter whether it’s big or small. Playing with contrast is a great way to enhance your photos for a more dramatic effect.

Contrast in photography generally refers to the difference between the lights and darks in an image — and the interplay between white, black, and gray. When someone says a black-and-white photo has high contrast, oftentimes the white and black are prominent, while a low-contrast image includes subtler tones and layers of gray. In color images, contrast might refer to the juxtaposition of two bright colors, or a cold color (blue) next to a warm color (red).

Tips on increasing/decreasing contrast:
Increase to bring out bold accents (a red lantern, a yellow balloon).
Increase to make the blacks blacker, the whites whiter.
Decrease slightly to even out a blue sky.
Don’t boost the contrast too much — you’ll lose the details.
Be careful when tweaking pictures of people — you can easily “wash out” faces.
While you can use Photoshop, Lightroom, or other software to tweak the contrast on your images, you don’t need to spend money to enhance your photos. PicMonkey and PhotoCat allow you to edit photos (including contrast) for free.

Josh R. and the Team

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