Monday, December 05, 2005

Homework Assignment

Hi to all students who happen to read this blog. Since you guys are on holiday and quite free, maybe I do your parents a favour a give you an assignment.

In my previous article I mentioned 2 things.

1) 693 powder
2) Ti-tan-heok

How about you guys doing some research about these 2 items and educate the rest of us with your findings?

Deadline is Friday - if no takers, then I remove this posting.

Thank you.

Aiyah - not necessarily students. Anyone who knows the answer can take part. (Pls don't ask for prizes hor)

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

i asked my mum what is the "white powder" that she used to apply with yellow iodine lotion to my wound, she replied me with "lak-gao-sa" which is 693 in hokkien. when i asked her what is the name in mandarin, she replied me with "liu-jiu-san lor". -____-"

p.s. cant find any links on those, but im not a student either hehe.. (OOPS!)

- EteL (www.simplyetel.com)

Chris said...

Wah, Uncle Lam sure makes his blog interesting. Why remove the posting if no answer is found? Tell us the answers lah, and at the same time educate the youngsters mah, unless of course you also CNB (cath no ball). Ha.

Ingrid said...

i think 693 powder's medical name is sulphonilamide powder. read it off this website, but im not sure if this is what the WWII prisoner was refering to. (http://www.larve.com/letters/)

- ingrid.

Ingrid said...

here are more snippets that mention this medication called M&B 693.

http://www.dundee.ac.uk/museum/medical/hospitalsatwar3.htm

http://www.hoolet.org.uk/webextra/account.htm

http://www.fathom.com/feature/122204/

cockroach//蟑螂 said...

How do your guys got the address? I cannot find. when I search for "Ti-tan-heok" I got this website as the search result. Wah...this hoilday assingment not easy sia...hahaha

Lam Chun See said...

I once came across a very funny blog recommended by Tomorrow .sg with examples of zany answers to exam questions. I think Etel must be one of the contributors.

Mr Zhang (sounds better than the other name) - try the scientific name bryophyllum.

Ingrid said...

i used to have this plant "Ti-tan-heok" in my balcony as a kid and would watch in fascination as plants sprouted out from the fallen leaves. i remember once in primary school, the teacher told us to study it for botany class but i just can't remember the common english name now. never knew it had healing properties though. good to know :o)

cockroach//蟑螂 said...

Eh...not related to this topic...but do you play this game:
http://www.tripletsandus.com/80s/80s_games/pipe.htm

Anonymous said...

I'm a student! check this out.

http://72.14.203.104/search?q=cache:4OC3HgaTXJEJ:www.rain-tree.com/coirama.htm+bryophyllum+wounds&hl=ja

the properties of bryophyllum(ti tan heok) is well documented, from the amazon to afreeeeeka. cool stuff. i used to play with it when i was wee. thought it was amazing that new plants could grow from the leaf. didn't know about its other properties tho ...

Lam Chun See said...

I never came across this game (pipes) before.