Our Kid asked me yesterday how to spell the word I've used as my heading. He did much better than my attempt, which I think is pretty good for a ten year old. Him I mean.
Speaking of age, it is now exactly one year and one day since I stopped smoking and, surprise, surprise, I've found it remarkably easy to overcome the cravings. I confess to having smoked one kretek
recently at a moment of great stress, the circumstances of which regular readers will be familiar.
I've got little of import to impart today other than this little rant. I have commented before that a basic water supply is of greater need than fancy boutique stuff. I've recently come across something called Hexagonal Bio-Resonance Water
(HB-RW) which comes in a large 1,500ml dark blue bottle with a carrying handle. No doubt this accounts for the price: Rp.15,000 ($1.40) is about the same per litre as beer.
I am late in discovering this particular product. Eighteen months ago, my esteemed Indonesian blogging colleagues Priyadi
and Harry Sufehmi
wrote about what a waste of money this thirst quencher is.
Priyadi debunks the supposed benefits of drinking HB-RW as expounded by a Dr. Mu Shik Jhon by quoting an article
(not currently online) by Dr. Paul Shin of California State University. I'm omitting the science stuff about "17O-NMR linewidth" because I haven't a clue what he's on about.
What I do understand is this: I conducted additional experiments comparing Hexagonal Water against ultrapure water and found no differences. Regardless of whether I added table salt or vitamin C or if I even diluted these samples of water with tap water, I saw no differences! I will leave it up to you to evaluate the data for yourself, but it is of interest to note that even a urine sample gives a 17O-NMR linewidth nearly identical to that for the Hexagonal Water.
This is obviously another drinking water scam
. I knew it anyway because the label has the following blurb:From Natural Spring Water, Hexagonal drinking water is processed with Ultraviolet (UV), Ozonezation (O3), Filterization, and "Bio-Resonance Water System", with Natural Electromagnetic Energy from Japan technology produce water with extra Energy (e) and Oxygen (O2), suitable to increase your energy and vitality.
Put in the clean storage, do not put under direct
sun-light and keep it away from all things with
So don't drink from the blue bottle whilst watching your blue movies.