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Mole With The Size Of His Entire Back

LITTLE BOY WITH MOLE THE SIZE OF HIS ENTIRE BACK | Many people are born with birthmarks, moles, and other au naturel markings that are seen as nothing but small but special little evidences of uniqueness. It’s quite normal to have little spot here and there that’s unique only to you, and even many women call their beloved moles “beauty marks.” But sometimes, nature goes a little too far and a little boy is born with a mole on his back so big that it keeps him from living a normal life.

Little Didier Montalvo is a boy from Columbia who was born with a medical disorder known as Congenital Melanocytic Nevus – AKA giant mole disease. In this case, Didier’s mole was so big that it took up his entire back (a back-end view in photographs makes him resemble a ninja turtle just a little) and posed such a health risk that it was either remove the mole or possibly suffer from a multitude of deteriorating health effects. Literally, the mole was taking all his nourishment and feeding itself like a parasitic monster!

Luckily, Didier was able to undergo a special type of surgery that successfully separated him from his giant mole, allowing him to live a normal life, free from physical hindrances.

But the surgery also helped him live a normal life in the eyes of the public. Prior to this surgery, people in his community were afraid to touch or go near Didier because they were afraid that his mole was some kind of a manifestation of an evil spirit. The people of the community also feared that if they touched him, they too would contract whatever he had (an obviously false assumption).

Now, thanks to his surgery, Didier will no longer be hindered or bothered by people’s ignorant superstitions. But Who cares what they think? The cool thing now is that Didier can finally run around and play like a normal little boy.

Offer Reward on Facebook

Family of missing Sabah boy offer reward on Facebook | KOTA KINABALU: Anxiety is growing among the family of missing three-year-old Low Meng Yew (pic) (also known as Liu Mingyou) who was kidnapped during a carjacking early Friday.

There has been no word or calls since he went missing over 24-hours earlier as a special task force continue to investigate his whereabouts while they stepped up checks on all air and sea exit points from Sabah.Kota Kinabalu district police chief Asst Comm Jauteh Jikun said that they have yet to get any breakthrough in the case.

"There has been no calls or any leads on the kidnapper,'' he said when contacted on Saturday.

Meng Yew was taken by a suspected car thief who drove off with his father's (Low Yee Sheng, 31) four-wheel drive vehicle that left with its engine running as he had gone to use the toilet at a petrol kiosk at Kg Air in town here at about 5.50am on Friday.The car was found at the Atkinson Tower parking lot along Signal Hill about 2.5kms from the scene at about 9.30am the same day but the child was missing.

Police had said that Yee Sheng had left his house in Telipok with Meng Yew after a quarrel with his wife at about 5am and headed straight into the city's Kg Air area in town when the incident occurred.Police, who recorded statements of family members, believe that the case is not be related to any family disputes.They now suspect it was a crime of opportunity as the vehicle was left running.

In a Facebook posting family member Michelle Lim said they were offering RM20,000 reward for the return of Meng Yew who was last wearing a green shirt and blue pants.The family who have yet to make any appeals through the mainstream media have been posting and sharing the boy's pictures and making appeals on Facebook urging people with any knowledge of the boy's whereabouts to to call 013 8685336 or 013 8605336.

In her post on her Facebook page, Lim said; "Little Mingyou you've been missing for so many hours, we miss you so badly. I wonder if you're hungry? naughty? crying? You keep appearing in my mind, just can't stop thinking of you. Dear God, can you hear everyone is praying? Please send him back to us, our hearts breaking. I miss your hug your kiss your laugh your manja.''

Dirties Man Has Been Sleeping in Hot Ash for a Year

Guy Dubbed Europe’s Dirties Man Has Been Sleeping in Hot Ash for a Year | 58-year-old Ludvik Dolezal is considered to be the dirtiest man in Europe. He’s homeless, he has no access to a shower, and he’s been sleeping in a pile of hot ash every night for the past year.

Ludvik spends his days  in an abandoned old farmhouse in Novy Bydzov, Czech Republic surrounded only by ashes of what were once his personal belongings. “A year ago I simply decided to quit my job. Since then I’ve been staying here with the fire,” he said. He burnt all his material possessions at the time, even his mattress and duvet, to achieve the perfect mound of ash to sleep in. Now, he just burns whatever he finds to create his ash-bed. “Every night I lay down with hot ash in my clothes and cover myself to keep warm. I look like hell then.”

 “I had everything – jacket, boots, mattresses and even a duvet. But I burnt everything because there was nothing else to keep the fire going,” said Dolezal. “People help me, they bring some old tires here for example and I burn them. I keep the fire going all day and in the evening at 7.30 I go to sleep.” Understandably, he’s covered head to toe in soot – only his eyes and mouth are visible. Even in the dead of winter, he can be seen wearing just a fleece, which is also dyed black from the smoke.

Dolezal’s affinity to fire and ash is quite strange – many believe him to be suffering from a psychological disorder. “I mostly burn wood from bushes that grow around,” he said. “But it has to be dry to glow. When I don’t have enough of it I grab an axe and cut boards from surrounding sheds. I burn even rubber, that’s not a problem. And if I have foam from a mattress I’ll throw it on there as well. The tires are very good, they make good heat. But there is smoke as well so then I need to go out for a while.”

China's Smog Issue

You Know China’s Smog Issue Is Serious When People Line Up to Sample Free Bags of Fresh Air | It’s no secret that China is one of the most polluted countries in the world. But things have gotten so bad that a few cities actually have free ‘fresh air stations’, stocked with individual bags of fresh air that users can breathe out of. These stations have become so popular that they are crowded with visitors lining up for just a whiff of fresh, clean air.

One of the stations is located in Zhengzhou city in central China’s Henan province. According to sources, Zhengzhou is one of the most polluted cities in China, with an AQI (Air Quality Index) of 158. In comparison, Bakersfield (the most polluted city of America) has an AQI of just 45. The air at Zhengzhou’s station is sourced from Laojun Mountain, a scenic spot in Luanchuan County consisting of 80 percent green land. Photographs show large crowds of locals waiting patiently at the station. When it’s their turn, a uniformed air hostess hooks them up to oxygen masks.

Feng Lin, a 75-year-old user, said: “The air is really good, but the time is too short. I had to stop too soon but it was really great until then.”

“I felt my baby move right when I breathed in,” said one pregnant woman. “I would love to walk in the mountain’s forests after my child is born.”

The decision to set up the stations came after only three of China’s 74 cities managed to meet official air quality standards. The dangerously high smog levels in the country have been described as an environmental crisis by the World Health Organization. Since then, the Ministry of Environmental Protection in China is trying hard to address the issue. Before the free air stations were set up, costumed mascots called ‘Oxygen Babies’ gave away free bottles filled with air from the Tianmu Mountain in Zhejiang province. Oxygen Babies have been touring the country promoting the new products which are currently free of charge.

According to product manager Long Peng, “The air in Tianmu Mountain is so fresh that negative oxygen ion is 3,300 per cubic centimeter, much higher than the normal level. The problem is that there are not enough negative ions in daily life. All the modern things have generated an overabundance of positive ions that makes us feel tired, depressed and irritable.” In Laojun, for instance, the average negative oxygen ion is between 30,000 and 50,000 per cubic meter. China’s fresh air crisis was also acknowledged by the country’s president, Xi Jinping, who suggested selling cans in the future. “Air quality is now a deciding factor in people’s perception of happiness,” he declared.

The concept of selling fresh air cans is not a new one – the idea is said to have originated from tourist shops near Mount Fuji in Japan, where cans of fresh air were sold with great success. Last year, Chinese recycling entrepreneur and philanthropist Chen Guangbiao claimed to have sold 10 million cans in just 10 days. The demand for these fresh air products is extremely high, given the ridiculously high levels of pollution. In fact, China’s biggest online travel agency has collaborated with insurance firms to provide better air quality to tourists whose trips are not entirely enjoyable due to high pollution.

Spends $15,000 on Plastic Surgery For Perfect Selfie

Woman Spends $15,000 on Plastic Surgery to Make Herself Look ‘Photoshopped’ | Like millions of Americans, Triana Lavey loves taking selfies. But the 37-year-old television producer from Los Angeles didn’t really like herself in her Facebook photos or during Skype chats. So in 2012, she decided to get plastic surgery to achieve the perfect selfie look. Triana spent a whopping $15,000 to change the shape of her face. And that’s just the discounted price because her plastic surgeon is a family friend.

Triana believes in presenting the best of herself online. “Your social media presence is just as important as your real life presence,” she said. But she was not always happy with the selfie pictures she took. She would use popular iPhone apps with filters that gave her the perfect airbrushed look. But over time, she began to notice flaws in her face that she felt needed more permanent fixing. Changing camera angles didn’t work anymore, so she decided to go under the knife for a nose job and a chin implant.

“Ten years ago, I don’t think I even noticed that I have a weak chin,” Triana had said before her surgery. “That darned chin bugs the living daylights out of me. It’s kind of the first thing I look for in the photos – ‘how does my chin look?’ – which is really weird.” So she had an implant inserted into her chin at  Dr. Richard Ellenbogen’s clinic in Beverly Hills. The doctor didn’t stop with the chin, though. He suggested a few other changes like fat grafting and a nose job. Triana was convinced she needed them too and ended up spending $15,000 on her face.

Changing your face just to look good in pictures might sound extreme, but Triana doesn’t think so. She’s really happy with the way her face turned out. “I now have the face that I always thought I had,” she said. “I look like myself, but Photoshopped.” And she believes that plastic surgery isn’t just about getting an ego-boost. She thinks it’s actually a necessity in today’s world.

 Triana works as a senior talent manager at a firm that specializes in finding the next big online star. She manages the careers of several internet ‘stars’ like makeup guru Nicole Guerriero. Her job has made her realize that you need to look good online in order to be successful. “Today this business is moving at the speed of the internet,” she said. “Your selfie is your head shot so you can reinvent yourself every day with your iPhone. It’s a legitimate form of promoting yourself.”

Almost 90 percent of American teenagers are obsessed with uploading picture-perfect selfies. It seems that all they do day and night is click pictures of themselves. And they have thousands of apps at their disposal to make themselves look great. If they feel they look too fat, they have Skinee Pix that makes them slimmer. For dull skin and blemishes there’s always Facetune. And even if the photograph is a total disaster, that can be fixed too. Pefect365 is an app that allows users to airbrush selfie photos and achieve cover girl perfection.

In spite of so many apps, it’s surprising that Triana would still want to modify her face through surgery. But she said that using these apps didn’t make her feel good about the way she looked in real life. “I think using these apps and filtering all of it, skews our perception of how we should look. I think it’s making us hold ourselves to a higher unrealistic standard,” she said. “When you do see a picture of yourself hanging out, your instinct is, ‘oh I wish I were tanner or not wrinkled’ and this is a natural response due to the culture we are gearing towards.”

“To me, plastic surgery should be a last-ditch effort,” she added. “After you have worked out, after you’ve good discipline in your diet and exercise then you go to surgery.” Triana thinks there is nothing wrong with a little plastic surgery to make you look your best. “Not everyone is born beautiful and if you can get a little help from an app or a nip-tuck then more power to you.”

Man Sues Mother for Breaking Promise to Let Him Marry Her 8-Year-Old Daughter

Man Sues Mother for Breaking Promise to Let Him Marry Her 8-Year-Old Daughter When She Came of Age | A heartbroken Taiwanese man is suing a teenage girl’s mother for breaking a promise she made 11 years ago. The man, a 32-year-old school teacher at the time, had fallen in love with his 8-year-old student. He became so obsessed that he managed to extricate a promise from the child’s mother that he could marry her when she came of age. Believing that the mother would keep her end of the deal, he spent several years supporting the girl’s family financially. And now that she hasn’t, he’s taking the family to court.

Over the years, the man has spent over 900,000 Taiwanese dollars (that’s about US $30,000) on the girl and her family. He completely covered her tuition and living expenses, and took her out on various occasions. He also paid off the mother’s outstanding debts. Some news reports also provided photographs in which the girl and the man appear to be quite close. It looks like he truly considered her to be his future wife (although they looked more like father-and-daughter). But nine years later, when the man checked the 17-year-old’s Facebook profile, he was in for a very rude shock. 

The profile indicated that the girl had married someone else in 2011 and also had a child with him. The man was understandably enraged, and ended up taking the mother to court. Unfortunately, the case didn’t go in his favor. The judge ruled that the initial verbal contract between the man and the mother was against public morals. He declared the entire arrangement void from the beginning. The written contract that was presented in court was made in 2012, after the girl’s marriage, so it was rejected as evidence. The authenticity of the contract was also questioned since the mother doesn’t know how to read or write. The man is now trying to file for an appeal. 

The whole story is so perverse that I can’t figure out who comes out looking worse – the man or the mother. I mean, what kind of guy falls in love with a child? And what kind of mother promises to marry her daughter to a grown man in exchange for money? Internet users have displayed extreme reactions, some blaming the mother more and others cursing the man. “Don’t you think the mother is terrible?” one commenter wrote. “Speaking as a woman, this guy must be a pervert! But I don’t think the mother’s right either,” wrote another.

Some people took a neutral stand on the issue: “I agree that the contract should be nullified, but they should give him the money back.” Others felt that if the man was good-looking, things might have turned out differently.

KLIA2 Has Overshadowed The Low Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT).

KLIA2 has overshadowed LCCT | SEPANG: It would appear that KLIA2 has overshadowed the Low Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT).

The impression to most first-time visitors to KLIA2 would be its mammoth size. Its 257,000 sq m is four times that of LCCT.

The massive multiple storey parking is a welcome relief here.

More impressive are the retail and dinning choices at Gateway@KLIA2. The airport mall boasts two bookstores – MPH and WHSmith – and there will also be beauty outlets and grocery shops.

There are 180 shops at the mall which are not inclusive of another 40 stores inside the airport and the duty-free shops.

Built not only for passengers but KLIA’s 20,000 workforce Gateway@KLIA provides a variety of restaurants, including fast-food and kopitiam.

There are facilities such as those for nursing mothers.

The disabled on wheelchairs were also seen moving around easily.

Low Tomato Prices Not Attracting Consumers

Low tomato prices not attracting consumers | KUALA LUMPUR: The price of tomatoes may be plummeting due to a supply glut but demand is not going up – simply because it’s a perishable fruit.Produce seller Vege Tan, 41, said consumers were not capitalising on the value-for-money option as it wasn’t a commodity that was usually bought in large quantities.

“That’s because tomatoes can’t be kept at home for more than five days,” said the trader who operates at the Taman Tun Dr Ismail wet market here.Tomatoes, he noted, were selling at RM2 per kg – the lowest price in two years.

“Three months ago, it was RM4 to RM5 per kg,” he added.

However, his profit margin has increased, as suppliers are frantically trying to sell off the excess stock.
Tan, who sells hydroponic tomatoes, said varieties like Roma or Momotaro were still expensive.Another vendor, who declined to be named, said she had been selling tomatoes for between RM3 and RM3.50 a kg.

She, too, agreed with Tan that tomatoes didn’t keep well “unless you’re making paste”.

She said farmers were trying to bring up the price and expected an increase of one or two ringgit in a few weeks.Low Shao-Lyn, of permaculture social enterprise Eats, Shoots and Roots, urged consumers to buck the trend of eating foreign vegetables and opt for what was plentiful.

“People should eat more locally grown varieties,” she said.

Low acknowledged that while it was difficult to know what was in season in Malaysia because of its weather, going to a wet market would quickly reveal what products were bountiful.

“There are always ways to turn produce into something else.

“Tomatoes spoil quickly but they don’t need to be thrown away: you can turn them into sauce.

“You can freeze them or even use them as compost,” she suggested.

Chef Darren Teoh said tomatoes could be dried or used to make salsa, sauces or jams.

“The average person can make a huge batch of sauce at home. It is healthier and more economical. Plus, you can create an endless variety of different combinations,” he added.Tomatoes are known to be one of the world’s healthiest foods, good for a heart-healthy diet and packed with antioxidants.They can also help lower cancer risk and improve bone health.