STOP! and Ponder...

Samuel Alexander Building

I've been rushing pass this place every time I visit the University's Main Library. I never really stop to notice its surroundings; it is quite tranquil surprisingly. This time I did and see what I managed to capture! Grounds in front of John Rylands University Library, The University of Manchester.

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Crossing The Road

Streets in Hang Zhou

This was a shot taken on a cloudy day when I was crossing the streets in Hang Zhou, China. Very pretty city thou, and lots of expensive cars too! Very Happy Smiley

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Cool Bicycle Designs

Montague Folding Bike

I think the Montague folding bikes are cool and stylish. Surprise I was, when I saw this guy setting up his all white Montague SWISSBIKE X series folding bike during my trip to Shanghai, China! Since we are talking about bikes, I would take this opportunity to blog about the Lunartic Hubless Wheel bike.

I came across Lunartic Hubless Wheel bike while browsing for cool bikes. This is a hub-less rear wheel bicycle designed across the Atlantic, in England, at Loughborough University. At the moment, I would really like to see this bike being taken into production. You can have a look at the prototype of the bicycle in the video below.

Can Coffee Help Relieve Constipation?

Recently, I had been facing with constipation issues for the past few days. I remembered the last time I had this problem I had a cup of coffee and I managed to resolve the issue. So I tried it again today, and it really works! Happy Smiley This is the second time this has happened to my system and I am amused by it. I would like to declare that I am not a regular coffee drinker, but I do consume coffee whenever I need it; such as when I need to burn the midnight oil, may be now even constipation!

I did some research on the Web about my problem and found that there are mixed opinions on this issue. Some suggest that you should avoid liquids containing caffeine - i.e., coffee or cola drinks. Others also reported the same experience that I do.

There is definitely a contradiction in suggestions from the National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NDDIC) and the reports of Health effects of coffee on Wikipedia. So what is happening to my system? Why some others and me have these experiences, while some professional institution suggest differently? I would like to hear your views about this matter, and experiences you have with constipation and coffee, and if you are of a medical profession, I also would like to hear your input on this matter. Very Happy Smiley