Fungi

Fungi (fun-guy) are multi-cell plant like organisms.

That means fungi are made by many cells.

Fungi are different from plants because fungi cannot make their own food.

They take their food from plants, animals and human.

Fungi live in damp and warm places.

Athlete Foot Is A Fungi Infection

Athlete foot and ringworm are caused by fungi infection.

Animals can get ringworm too.

Fungi can make human, animals and plants sick.

Fungi grew on my roselle plant and killed it.

Some fungi are poisonous but some are not.

Not all fungi are bad.

We can eat some fungi like mushroom.

button mushroom

Mushrooms are delicious and good for us.

Anyway some mushroom are poisonous.

Yeast is a type of fungi.

We use yeast to make pizza dough and bread.

A type of yeast that is used to make bread under a microscope

We also use fungi in the fermentation of soy sauce.

What Are Germs?


Germs are tiny living things that can make us sick.

They can make plants and animals sick too.

But some of them are good and useful.

We need  to use a microscope to see them.

Germ Under A Microscope

Germs do not make their own food.

They get their food from their environment.

Environment means the surrounding or where we live.

Bad germs produce toxins which is something like poison.

The toxin can make us sick.

So when bad germs get into our body; they eat our nutrients, reproduce and make us sick.

Influenza A(H1N1) and AIDS are caused by germs.

There are 4 types of germs:

1)Fungi (fun-guy)

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Mushrooms are fungi

2)Bacteria (back-teer-ee-uh)

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Bacteria That Look Like Capsules

3)Protozoa (pro-toh-zoh-uh)

Protozoa That Look Like Capsules With Green Leaves Inside

4)Viruses (vy-rus-iz)

A Virus That Looks Like A Spider With Jewel Head

Fungi are the biggest and viruses are the smallest.

Germs love to grow in dirty places and spreads very fast after a big flood, tsunami, earthquake and wars.

After natural disasters there will be cholera outbreak and other diseases from bacteria infections.

To fight germs we have to keep ourselves and our environment clean.

Always wash our hands using anti-bacteria soap and clean water, eat healthy food and drink a lot of water, juices, tea, herb tea and other healthy drinks.

A Day in Melaka (Malacca)

Yesterday I went to Melaka to visit Uncle Khairul Najmi’s mother.

Her name is Opah Asmah Idris.

Uncle Najmi is my father’s good friend.

She had a heart attack on Sunday.

She is now in the CCU ward of Hospital Melaka.

I met Atuk Idris and Aunty Aini at the hospital.

(but we forgot to take photo at the hospital)

After that we had lunch at ‘Lot 85’ with my father’s friends.

Their names are Aunty Jennifer Lim, Uncle Lee Chong Seong, Uncle Yong Chin Fook, Uncle David Wang and Uncle Ridwan Aziz.


They are Sulaimanians – they used to study at Sultan Sulaiman Secondary School (SSSS) in Kuala Terengganu. (The school blog – Click)

Now they live in Melaka.

I eat tasty nasi ayam (chicken rice) and drink a nice, cold lime juice.

We stop at Masjid Al-Azim for zohor.


On the way home, I saw a forest fire by the highway.

Forest fire is a disaster.

The forest fire reminds me of Micheal Jackson’s ‘Earth Song’.

I am sad because I was asleep in the car when Auntie Yaman called from Sudan.

I enjoyed the trip and hope to go to Melaka again.

Free The Killer Whales

OSHA

There is a video on CNN about ‘Captive Whales Will Kill, OSHA Warned’.

OSHA is Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

OSHA Logo

I agree with that.

I wrote about it in my blog, ‘Killer Whale Killed Its Trainer’.

I think killer whales need to live in their own homes – the oceans.

Killer Whale

They love the oceans and the ocean are their homes.

Killer whales want to be free and be with their families.

Killer Whales

We can make a floating zoo in the ocean and use boats to visit them.

It will be something like a safari.

Killer whales are wild animal.

They can get angry and kill other people.

May be killer whales feel like being jailed in the huge tanks.

A Killer Whale and its Trainer

I think people will be building floating zoos one day.

Please protect the animals and trees.

And please protect our earth as in ‘Earth Song’.

Pictures Of 8.8 Earthquake In Chile

A magnitude 8.8 earthquake hit Chile followed by a tsunami.

People lost their houses.

Buildings, roads and bridges were damaged.

Cars are seen overturned and stuck at a collapsed road in northern Santiago Saturday Feb. 27, 2010. An 8.8-magnitude earthquake struck central Chile early Saturday. The quake hit 200 miles (325 kilometers) southwest of the capital and the epicenter was just 70 miles (115 kilometers) from Concepcion, Chile's second-largest city. (AP Photo/Carlos Espinoza)
People walk near a destroyed building in Concepcion, southern Chile, Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010. An 8.8-magnitude earthquake struck central Chile early Saturday. The quake hit 200 miles (325 kilometers) southwest of Santiago, the country's capital, and the epicenter was just 70 miles (115 kilometers) from Concepcion, Chile's second-largest city. (AP Photo)
A collapsed bridge over the Claro river is seen near the town of Camarico, Chile, some 112 miles ( 180 kilometers ) south of Santiago, Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010. An 8.8-magnitude earthquake struck central Chile early Saturday. The quake hit 200 miles (325 kilometers) southwest of the capital and the epicenter was just 70 miles (115 kilometers) from Concepcion, Chile's second-largest city. (AP Photo/Aliosha Marquez)


A view of an earthquake damaged building at the Maipu neighborhood in Santiago, Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010. A magnitude-8.8 earthquake hit Chile's central region early Saturday.(AP Photo/Juan Gonzalez) Foto: JUAN GONZALEZ GALAZ
In this photo released by Chile's Presidency, Chile's President Michelle Bachelet looks at collapsed houses after an earthquake in Concepcion, Chile, Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010. An 8.8-magnitude earthquake, which epicenter was just 70 miles (115 kilometers) from Concepcion, Chile's second-largest city, struck central Chile early Saturday.(AP Photo/Chile Presidency)

Aftermath Of Earthquake in Chile

Vehicles sit on a destroyed motorway in Santiago following a powerful earthquake in southern Chile, Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010. (AP Photo/Carlos Espinoza)

A very strong 8.8 earthquake hit central Chile early Saturday.

This is the 7th strongest earthquake in the world.

The president of Chile, President Michelle Bachelet said at least two million people were affected and 214 were killed.

The earthquake damaged buildings, roads and bridges.

A collapsed bridge over the Claro river is seen near the town of Camarico, Chile, some 112 miles (180 kilometers ) south of Santiago Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010. An 8.8-magnitude earthquake struck central Chile early Saturday. The quake hit 200 miles (325 kilometers) southwest of the capital and the epicenter was just 70 miles (115 kilometers) from Concepcion, Chile's second-largest city. (AP Photo/Aliosha Marquez)

Houses, offices, hospitals and highways were damaged.

Highway overpasses collapsed on the road and cars were thrown away.

The president declared ‘areas of catastrophe’.


A town named Chillan that was destroyed in the 1939 earthquake is one of the most effected.

Santiago lost electricity, water and telephone services.

Santiago is the capital of Chile.

The Santiago airport is shut down for at least the next 24 hours.

Tsunami waves were reported in the countries around the Pacific Ocean.

Boats were thrown ashore, buildings were damaged and some areas were flooded.


In Talcahuano, Chile the waves were as high as 7.7 feet.

On the island of Juan Fernando the tsunami waves killed 3 people and 10 were missing.

Tsunami activities is reported as far as in Tasmania, Australia.

CNN reported a 9 feet high tsunami may hit Japan and tens of thousands of people has been evacuated.

There have been lots of powerful aftershocks; one with a magnitude of 6.9.

In Argentina a 6.3 magnitude quake killed 2 people in separate towns.

There have been lots and lots of damage in Concepcion.

People walk near a destroyed building in Concepcion, southern Chile, Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010. An 8.8-magnitude earthquake struck central Chile early Saturday. The quake hit 200 miles (325 kilometers) southwest of Santiago, the country's capital, and the epicenter was just 70 miles (115 kilometers) from Concepci

Any way things are not as bad as the aftermath of the 7.0 Haiti earthquake.

I am very sorry for the victims in this natural disaster.

I think we should build high quality buildings with air bags to protect the buildings and people during earthquake.

Powerful Earthquake Struck Chile

Another major earthquake happened  just after a 7.0 earthquake hit Okinawa.

A magnitude 8.8 earthquake hit central Chile early Saturday.

Chile is in South America.

At least 6 people were killed.

This is a very powerful earthquake.

May be more people were killed.

The earthquake was located near the city of Concepcion.

Concepcion is the second largest city in Chile.

The city is 212 miles (341km) from capital Santiago.

The earthquake struck at 3:34 am (1:34am ET).

There are reports of collapsed building in Santiago.

So far CNN has not reported the destruction in Conception.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued a tsunami warning for Chile and Peru.

Tsunami watch has been issued for Ecuador, Colombia, Panama and Costa Rica.

The center recorded a tsunami wave as high as 9 feet.

According to USGS the largest earthquake in the world was recorded in Chile.

It happened on May 22, 1960 with a magnitude of 9.5 killing 1665 people.

This is a real disaster and I am very sad to learn about this news.

I hope that we can stop the earthquakes.

Earthquake Strike Okinawa, Japan

Okinawa was hit by  a 7.0 magnitude earthquake.

It happened at 5:31 am (3:31pm Friday ET) early Saturday.

ET means USA’s Eastern Time.

Japan’s Meteorological Agency issued a tsunami advisory to the people in the Okinawa Islands, Amami Islands and Tokara Islands.

They should avoid the beaches and the sea.

Okinawa Flag
Amami Flag

Tsunami is giant waves.

The quake was centered about 6 miles (10km) deep and about 53 miles (85km) from Okinawa.

So far CNN said they haven’t received any news about the damage or casualty on the islands.

Anyway, I guess the aftermath will not be as bad as in the Haiti’s earthquake.

On 12 January 2010 Haiti was hit by a 7.0 magnitude earthquake that almost destroyed Port-au-Prince and killed hundreds thousands of people.

Earthquake is a natural disaster.

I think we must avoid earthquake.

Killer Whale Killed Its Trainer

SeaWorld Logo

A killer whale killed a trainer at SeaWorld Shamu Stadium on Wednesday afternoon.

SeaWorld Shamu Stadium is in Orlando, Florida.

A witness said that a whale named Tilikum jumped up and grabbed the trainer into its tank.

Tilikum, a male killer whale at Sea World, Orlando. The whale came from Canada where he drowned a trainer.

Killer whale is a type of dolphin.

Tilikum is a huge male killer whale.

It weighs 11,ooo pounds and is 22 foot long.

People from the Ethical Treatment Of Animals said killer whales are smart and oceangoing mammals.

They want people to stop keeping the killer whale in tanks and made them perform silly tricks over and over again.

I agree with them because the killer whales may get angry and kill other people.

Anyway I like to watch animals shows too.

I think the killer whale did not eat its trainer.

It must be a sad day at SeaWorld and the trainer’s family must be very sad.

Dawn Brancheau was a very good trainer.

Mr. Food

Yesterday I was reading about food in my science book.

There was an instruction to draw our favorite food.

Suddenly I had an idea of how to draw my favorite food 💡

This is my drawing.

I call it Mr. Food 😉

Mr. Food is made out of food.

His face is an apple 🙂

His eyes and nose are grapes 😕

His ears are strawberries 😡

His hands and feet are ‘sambung nyawa'(Gynura procumbens) 😳

His body and hair are lettuces 😆

He is 0 years old.

Isn’t he cute