"Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers"

Sunday, January 16, 2011

sorry im not perfect
sorry im not true
sorry im not happy 
sorry im not you

sorry im not there
sorry im not that extraordinary
sorry im not thin
sorry im just ordinary

sorry im outspoken
sorry i dont share
sorry i dont need you
sorry you were never there

sorry im not comfortable
sorry your the same
sorry that i dont change
sorry im not game

sorry im here
sorry i wont be gone
sorry you dont care for me
sorry if im wrong

sorry for what im about to do
sorry but i cant stay
sorry but ive gotta leave
sorry im just running away

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Hiccup.. Please stop!

From this morning until now, i'm still hiccuping. For a while, it will stop but not long after that it will come again. Feel tired by the way and i don't like hiccups! Hard for me to talk, laugh and it's disturbing me when i'm concentrating in my class. To prevent my hiccups sound being heared by my friends around me, i have to stop breathing for a while so the sound will not be too loud. And of course my friends will teasing me by counting 1, 2, 3, HIC! (following my hiccups sound). While i'm hiccuping, i suddenly think what is hiccup anyway? How does it occur and what are the causes of it? And i did some browsing through my friend, Mr.Google.com. Lets check what i found about the 'hiccup' thing.

What is Hiccup?
hiccup or hiccough (pronounced /ˈhɪkʌp/ HICK-up) is a contraction of the diaphragm that repeats several times per minute. In humans, the abrupt rush of air into the lungs causes the vocal cords to close, creating a "hic" sound. The hiccup is an involuntary action involving a reflex arc.

How does it occur?
A hiccup is produced by a sudden, forceful contraction of the diaphragm. This causes a rapid inspiration but the inflow of air through the larynx into the lungs is blocked by an almost immediate closure of the glottis, meaning that the vocal cords come together. This process has no known physiological function; in fact there is remarkably little information on the biology of hiccups. They can occur in a wide variety of circumstances, from those associated in the fetus with normal activity to those accompanying terminal disease. Some workers have suggested that there is a hiccup centre in the brain and experimental work in anaesthetized animals has located a region in the medulla which, when stimulated electrically, produces a powerful inspiration with sudden glottic closure. This can also be produced by mechanical stimulation of the back wall of the upper pharynx.

How to stop it?
Some of the more common home remedies include giving the afflicted a fright or shock, sticking your finger in your mouth not in a way that will induce vomiting but to massage the back of your throat in which will stop the irritation in the epiglottis, taking a teaspoon of vinegar, taking a teaspoon of peanut butter, drinking water (in an unorthodox manner, leaning over and drinking from the opposite side) or drinking a full glass through a paper towel, holding one's breath and altering one's breathing patterns.