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Friday, December 19, 2008

Nyctophobia 2

The Fear in Children and Adults

Nyctophobia is a fear suffered by both adults and children. It is most common among pediatric patients. Nyctophobic patients are frightened by thoughts of darkness. They assume a quicker response to darkness than do most people. For most adult patients, the fear has been with them since childhood. Adults who developed the phobia in childhood may suffer from any retrospective reference or mental-recall of past events in the dark. The lack of analytical and interpretive studies on nyctophobia allows only a limited understanding of the phobia. There is little known information about the pathological background and emotional aspects of nyctophobia. Television shows and movies are two of the known factors that cause children to develop a fear of darkness. Telling scary stories, especially while in the dark, is one other factor that may cause kids to develop the phobia.



Nyctophobia is a limiting and disabling disease characterized by a frenzied fear of the darkness. It is triggered by the mind’s disfigured perceptivity of what would or could happen when in a dark environment. Despite its pervasive nature, there is a lack of etiological studies on it. The fear of darkness (nyctophobia) is a psychologically-impacted feeling of being disposition from a state of comfort to a frightening fear-evoking state. The fear of darkness or night has several non-clinical terminologies--lygophobia, scotophobia and achluophobia. The discomfort felt is in result to the psychological fright of dark environments or more specific, darkness. Nyctophobia is a phobia generally related to children but, according to J. Adrian Williams’ article titled, Indirect Hypnotic Therapy of Nyctophobia: A Case Report, many clinics with pediatric patients have a great chance of having adults who have nyctophobia. The same article states that “the phobia has been known to be extremely disruptive to adult patients and… incapacitating”

Monday, December 15, 2008

Beauty lies in the Eyes of the Beholder

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Keropok LOSONG

Bahan-bahan ( 15 batang(15 cm) )

Resepi from www.myresipi.com
  • 2 ekor ikan kembung/selayang(panjang 30 cm)
  • 100 gm tepung tepung sagu
  • 30 gm tepung = tepung kanji
  • 1 1/2 sudu kecil garam
  • sedikit ajinomoto
  • 3 sudu besar cili blend
  • sedikit gula melaka
  • 1 sudu kecil asam jawa(bancuh dgn air)
  • 2 sudu besar gula
  • 1/2 sudu kecil garam
  • 2 sudu besar cuka
  • 1 sudu besar tepung jagung utk memekatkan sos
  • 2/3 cawan air


  1. Ikan
    Bersihkan ikan.
  2. Koyak-ikan
    Buang kulit ikan dgn mengoyakkan kulit dr kepala hingga ke ekor. Ambil isi ikan sahaja.
  3. Isi-ikan
    Potong isi ikan kecil2 supaya mudah utk di blend. Blend isi ikan hingga hancur
  4. Selepas blend kesemua isi ikan, masukkan tepung sedikit2 ke dlm bekas yg mengadungi ikan. Gaul sehingga ke semua tepung abis.
  5. Masukkan garam dan ajinomoto.
  6. Lekor
    Ambil sedikit adunan keropok dan gentel di atas papan.Taburkan sedikit tepung "katakuri ko" di atas papan supaya tak melekat pada papan. Ulang sampai habis.
  7. Panaskan air di dalam periuk. Masukkan keropok setelah air mendidih.
  8. Rebus
    Angkat keropok setelah ia timbul pada permukaan.(bila timbul tandanya dah masak) keropok rebus boleh tahan lama kalo masuk peti ais.
  9. Keropok yg belum direbus td boleh juga digoreng terus tanpa merebusnya terlebih dahulu(terengganu style). Sedap dimakan panas2..
  10. utk sos: masukkan air ke dalam periuk dgn api yg perlahan. lps tu masukkan cili blend , gula melaka dan air asam jawa. bila dah mendidih, masukkan garam, gula dan ajinomoto. masukkan cuka... akhir sekali masukkan bancuhan tepung jagung utk pekatkan sos


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