Water occupies 71% of the Earth but we still have millions of people drinking dirty water. Some of these people (approximately 1.8 billion) walk miles to get these dirty water. Are there no solution to this atrocity?

Michael Pritchard has the invention, LifeSaver, that can be the answer. In 2007 Michael received the "Best Technological Development" award for his invention and publicly showed off his invention in a TED Talk in 2009.

Since then Michael's company LifeSaver Systems Ltd. has partnered with NGOs and militaries around the world to help people receive clean drinking water. Including major disasters like 2004 Asian Tsunami, Hurricane Katrina and 2015 Nepal earthquake.

Although, there is a lifespan for the filters used within these LifeSaver systems, with appropriate funding I think we can achieve the UN goal of no one live without clean drinking water.

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AuthorVinko Tsui
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One of the greatest speech I have ever listened to was Steve Jobs' commencement speech at Stanford University in 2005. In the speech there were three messages: "You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards", "Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work... Don't settle." and finally "Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish" that Steve wanted to deliver. As a result I created my bucket list of things to do before I leave this Earth.

  1. Driven a Tesla Roadster (2010)
  2. Driven a Tesla Model S (2015)
  3. Visit a volcano (dormant or live)
  4. Ride an Indian Scout in California
  5. Skydive
  6. Visit Great Barrier Reef, Australia
  7. Visit Santorini, Greece
  8. Visit Galápagos Islands, Ecuador
  9. Visit Venice, Italy
  10. Surf in California
  11. Visit space some how
  12. Driving tour in New Zealand
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AuthorVinko Tsui

My first night spend at Baan Khanitha is a delight. Although the dishes tried were the typical dishes I will have ordered at Thai restaurants in Hong Kong, the taste is definitely different. Not sure if it is because it is authentic or just good.

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Fried Fish Cake. (Tod Man Pla)

Fried Fish Cake. (Tod Man Pla)

Fried Chilli Squid with Salt and Pepperoo

Fried Chilli Squid with Salt and Pepperoo

Beef Massaman Curry

Beef Massaman Curry

Stir Fried Morning Glory

Stir Fried Morning Glory

The next night we went to the restaurant Naj Exquisite Thai Cuisine

Some sort of Thai appetizer that they gave us to try.

Some sort of Thai appetizer that they gave us to try.

Pomelo Salad

Pomelo Salad

Tom Yum Goong

Tom Yum Goong

Massaman Nuer

Massaman Nuer

Curry King Prawns

Curry King Prawns

All the food had were very typical dishes that I would have ordered in Hong Kong, but the taste is really different. The only description I had is that the dishes were more authentic.

Both restaurants are great recommendations from the Banyan Tree concierge.

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View from Sydney Tower

View from Sydney Tower

Did not get to many of the things I had planned: Bondi Beach, Segway Tour and Blue Mountain, but still had a great relaxing, cool (away from the heat in Hong Kong) vacation.

St. Mary Cathedral... no photograph inside.

St. Mary Cathedral... no photograph inside.

Art Gallery of New South Wales

Art Gallery of New South Wales

View of Sydney Opera House & Sydney Bridge from Mrs. Macquaries Point

View of Sydney Opera House & Sydney Bridge from Mrs. Macquaries Point

Another view of Sydney Opera House & Sydney Bridge from Mrs. Macquaries Point

Another view of Sydney Opera House & Sydney Bridge from Mrs. Macquaries Point

Jamie's Italian, Sydney, Australia

Jamie's Italian, Sydney, Australia

While I'm in Sydney I gave Jamie's Italian a try. The price is medium for Sydney, the taste is different, atmosphere is a bit rustic modern, but the table we had was a bit tight. If you have the choice don't choose tables upstairs or on the ground floor below the balcony. The upstairs has a very low ceiling so it makes the space feel cramp and noisy when the it is filled. The tables by the wall below the balcony (the ones on the left of the photo) are so close to the isle that sometimes the waiters may bump you when they speed by with dishes.

I hope the space at Jamie's Italian Hong Kong will be much better organised. The food is fresh, simple and natural, just the way you expect from Jamie Oliver.

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 Capilano is one of the must see attractions when visiting Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. 

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It was built in 1888 and improved and transformed to the attraction we see today over the past decade. With the adult entrance fee of CND31.95, this includes the Suspension Bridge (main attraction), Treetops Adventure, Nature Edge Walk and Cliffwalk.

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Visiting the park should not be done during Fall during the area's rainy season.

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Dress warmly is necessary during the Winter months as this is the rain forest. 

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 Parking is CND5.00 for the whole day across the street from the entrance to the Capilano Park.

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