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Restoring our radiance and creativity Persevering for ourselves, our future generations and Mother Earth

Chiu-Nan Lai, PhD

I would like to thank Dr. Betty Dabney for her article “The Last Autumn” published in the previous issue of the Lapis Lazuli Light Magazine. In her article she described in detail the climate catastrophe faced by all life forms on earth and how this crisis is directly related to the fact that atmospheric carbon dioxide has exceeded critical thresholds. Rising temperature has deleterious effects on life forms on the surface of the earth and in the oceans. Recent data indicates that on the west coast of U.S.A., the number of cod fish is down to 10% of its previous numbers. and they are close to extinction. In October 2015, the temperature of the sea water near Southern California was as high as 80 F, about 10 degrees higher than normal. At the beginning of October 2015, the temperature in Santa Barbara, known for its cool weather, hit a high of 105 F.

Trees, green plants and green algae are instrumental in preventing the earth’s temperature from rising. Nonetheless, drought in many places have killed many trees, and tropical rain forests continue to be rapidly deforested. Recently, the Malaysian press reported that Malaysia ranks number 1 in terms of the speed of deforestation between 2000 and 2012. Around 43,094 square kilometres of forest, an area larger than Denmark, was lost during this period, out of which 25,970 square kilometres were used to grow rubber trees, oil palm trees and other crops. Mudslides, landslides, soil erosion and flash foods immediately followed after deforestation.

Planting rubber trees and oil palm trees make an originally diversified forest become mono crop plantastions, resulting in ecological instability. This aspect, in addition to the massive use of pesticides and herbicides, resulted in severe damage to the soil, water, air, and natural growth of plants. The resources of the forest are rich beyond our imagination. For instance, many species of life-saving herbs, some of which have yet to be discovered grow in the forest and are priceless treasures necessary for the sustenance of the earth.

Some state government in Malaysia allowed forests to be cleared for rubber plantations. This is a major cause for the large-scale disappearance of forests. Other than the Amazon rainforest in South America, the rainforests left on earth are largely located in South East Asia such as Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia. These rainforests are also disappearing.

Forests, especially rainforests, affect the welfare of everyone. Hence, it is our responsibility to bear the cost of protecting the forests. This can be in whatever form—money, effort, or new ideas—depending on our capability. Organizations can adopt forests, or buy ecologically-damaged forest land to enable it to rehabilitate. Nature has a very strong ability to rehabilitate under normal circumstances. In particular, if the damaged land is near a stretch of undamaged forest, the seeds of trees would be blown by wind to the damaged land, allowing plants and trees that were originally there to regrow. In areas where pesticides and herbicides had been used, spraying the land with EM bokashi helps. The EM Research Organization in Thailand once used EM bokashi to rehabilitate an entire mountain of forest.

Many years ago, Lapis Lazuli Light Malaysia, through the support of many people bought a piece of land that had partially been deforested to grow rubber trees, with a portion of the original forest still intact. The forest land had been exposed to pesticides and herbicides. The motivation for purchasing this land was to rehabilitate it. After many years without the use of pesticides and herbicides, the plants and trees that were originally part of the forest came back, with the rubber trees still growing in the forest. Rubber trees and oil palm trees originally are part of the forest. It is just that having a forest of one single specie leads to ecological imbalance. To preserve the forest on a sustainable basis, no more than 10% of the trees can be cut annually. In this way, the forest can continually renew itself.

I recently came across a touching story of a Taiwanese man who persisted in planting trees for over thirty years. Known as Taiwan’s “Tree King”, Mr. Lai Peiyuan spent NTD 2 billion over thirty years to plant 30,000 trees. The saplings he planted were those of trees native to Taiwan, including the Formosan cypress tree and the cedar-incense tree. He incurred a debt of NTD 300 million on his tree-planting project. This kind of activity done on behalf of all living beings to save the earth deserves more participation and sponsorship from everyone. At least we should help him pay his debt and learn how to plant back the original saplings of trees that had been cut down.
There have been international groups who have been working hard towards preserving the rainforests. At that time, the general public were not alerted to the seriousness of this issue. In addition to preserving the current forests, there was also a need to grow plants to green the desert. This required organizing the participation of many people. The Lapis Lazuli Light magazine once published an article by Bob Cannard, who described the process of greening the desert. There have been some students who experimented with this approach in the northern deserts in China, and achieved some initial success.

Bob Cannard has a long-standing wish to green the Gobi desert in Asia and the Sahara desert in Africa. Simply put one starts the process by piling rocks secured by wire mesh to slow down the flow of runoff. Over time the sediments are collected and one can plant native plants in the soil. One can also add rock powder and beneficial soil bacteria (such as EM1). One would starting the process from the edge of the desert and work towards the centre of the desert. Some desert land does not lack water, but the soil has lost much minerals and organic matter. There are plants that can grow in the desert. First transplant plants that have a strong life-force before growing trees. This is a multi-generational work, but it makes a great contribution to all life forms on earth.

To accomplish this work that benefits living things on earth, we need to recover our light in order to receive inspiration and creativity
The sun is the source of human being’s light. In fact, the earth’s creatures and plants obtain their light from the sun. Light that hit our body is absorbed by our physical and subtle bodies through the rotation of the light chakras. These chakras are located from the bottom of our feet to the top of our head, including the space above our head. Every chakra has a direct connection to our body and mind. The intuition and guidance we receive depends on the chakras that act as a conduit. Because human beings tend to live further and further away from nature, many of the abilities they originally possed have deteriorated or even disappeared. This applies not only to the five sense organs but also to feelings, judgment and the ability to have intuition. The reason the earth is in the present predicament is that a large number of people have lost connection with their inner guidance and direction.

This disconnection has worsened as a result of radio wave and microwave radiation permeating the atmosphere in recent years. In a recent workshop, I detected that even though some participants took organic food regularly, they still lacked certain frequencies of the light spectrum, including red, yellow, and orange. These people tend to feel cold, have weak digestive systems, and have many allergies. Further questioning indicated that they use computers and mobile phones every day, or worked in an environment where they had high electromagnetic and microwave exposure. As a result, several of their chakras were closed, particularly those chakras that had close proximity to computer monitors, namely the crown chakra, third eye chakra, throat chakra and heart chakra. There has been research showing that those who work in a high electromagnetic environment have poor creativity. This could be because the third eye chakra is shut. To recover one’s light spectrum and one’s own antennae, the following methods can be used.

One approach is a previously-taught method that involves first open our chakras through chakra breathing. Then, visualize that the top of our head, bottom of our feet, and tailbone are suns. Nowadays, the increasing frequencies of radio waves are shutting down more subtle chakras. These chakras are located at the distance of about the length of one head, two heads and three heads above our physical head. Use our palm to lightly tap nine times in space so as to tap these chakras. Some people with abnormal psychological conditions generally have their uppermost chakras closed. These chakras are the channels through which we connect with our spiritual nature. Without these connections, we will lose our direction and become susceptible to the interference of external negative forces. One can also obtain the help of other people to open the chakras above our head. It is best to do so every day because of strong electromagnetic and microwave exposure in the environment. It is also necessary to use the method discussed in the article titled “Can we transform the negative impact of electricity to a positive force?” published in the last issue of this magazine.

After opening the chakras, it is necessary to supplement colours lacking in our body. There are a few methods to do so. The first method is to visualize colours, using the Pyramid Visualization approach described in the book “Dr. Lai’s Health Tips”. The second method is to shine filtered light on ourselves using Dinsha’s colour filters. First determine the colours that are missing using dowsing method similar to that used for testing food. The left hand holds the colour filter being tested, and the right hand holds the dowser. The test can be conducted at the side of the person being tested. If the dowser rotates clockwise, the body has that colour; if it rotates anti-clockwise, it lacks that colour. Do this test for each colour, and then shine light through the appropriate colour filter on the body. Just a few minutes per day will do. If the body lacks a few colours, we can shine different colours at different times of the day (e.g., yellow in the morning, crimson in the afternoon, and purple at night).

Another effective method is to cover ourselves with Orgone blankets which can help us accumulate the qi of nature, which is colour. This blanket has to be home-made. Use 100% wool cloth or a light woollen blanket. The size of the blanket can be large or small, and one that is approximately 25 inches long by 18 inches wide (53.4 cm by 46 cm) will do. Three layers of fabric are needed, with a layer of the finest #0000 steel wool sandwiched between the upper and lower layers. This steel wool is normally used to polish off rust. Have a total of three layers of fabric and two layers of steel wool. Use a needle and thread to sew these five layers together and then sew the sides together. Use a cotton cover such as a pillow case to cover the blanket. Use it to cover any part of the body or area that feels discomfort. One can also use it to cover oneself when sleeping. In addition if it is convenient to purchase fabric, preferably cotton, that contains silver threads, we can use this fabric instead of the steel wool. This fabric is originally used to protect one against electromagnetic and microwave radiation, but it produces very good effects too when used to make Orgone blankets. Furthermore, it can be washed, although it is best to protect it with a cloth cover. Silver-thread fabric can enhance the effects of the Orgone blanket by having three layers of wool and three layers of silver-thread fabric (i.e., one layer of wool followed by another layer of silver-thread fabric).

This blanket can be used in the day or night. Use it to cover the abdomen or areas where the body feels cold, with the side containing the silver-thread fabric facing the body. If a colour test were to be performed two weeks later, the yellow colour within our body is often restored, then followed by other colours. The speed of restoration depends on the extent that the body had been depleted of these spectral colours.

When we are faced with great challenges such as climatic disasters and catastrophic environmental deterioration, we feel helpless and discouraged, and wonder how we can ever alter the habits and views of so many people on this earth. We do not need everyone to be awakened. We just need to awaken some core masses, and then suddenly, everyone will awaken. This is the hundredth-monkey effect in action. Every part of the earth can influence the energy of the entire earth, and every life force can influence each other. We should strive on, for ourselves, for our descendants, and for the earth. I offer my best wishes to everyone.

Please Tell Your Children and Grandchildren: Cutting Down the Forests of Others Can Desertify Your Homeland, Leading to Climate Disaster!

2017 Oct-Dec

Chiu-Nan Lai, Ph.D.

You don’t have to destroy the forest to harvest trees

For many years, scientists have warned that ecological bankruptcy may cause global warming and rising sea levels, which in turn will bring disasters. These have now become a reality. The forest re in California this year is most serious of all. The range of fire is unbelievable; this has definitely fueled the climate disasters. The typhoons in China’s coastal areas are unprecedentedly strong, and some of the islands in the oceans are now below sea level. Seawalls must be built to protect these coastal cities. The reason that the ecological climate would deteriorate to this extent is because human being in recorded history has made distinction between “your” home versus “my” home. Specifically, conquerors treated “strangers” afar very differently from the way they treat “their own people”.

“Your” forest can be cut down, “your” mines can be fully exploited, and the wild animals, birds and fishes in “your” home can all be hunted and killed. However, there is only ONE earth and all of us share the same ONE home. We live on the same land; we share the same oceans, the same air and the same climate. Air pollution does not just stay in the sky of “your” home, and rainwater is also connected.

Even thousands of years ago, it could be seen that countries and conquerors that did not cherish natural resources had unhappy endings.

Two thousand years ago, the Roman Empire led expeditionary army to cut down trees in Lebanon, North Africa and the Mediterranean. They utilized the same logging method used today to cut down all the forests; and the consequences of deforestation is the same as those faced today as well. Most of the land became desert and the Roman Empire also disappeared. In the seventh century, in order to build military ships, Greeks cut down all their trees and hence lost their forests. Only in recent times, Libya started to re-grow their forest. Their climate and agriculture improved as a result. The Sahara Desert in North Africa is the largest desert on Earth. It is bigger than the Asian Gobi Desert (Gobi is Manchurian word for desert). In the Gobi Desert, there were traces of rivers and evidence of the ancient ginkgo trees, indicating previous existence of forests and good eco-system.

Apart for logging purpose, the recent land desertification is also due to agricultural and policy reasons. During the Japanese era, cypress trees in Taiwan were cut down and sent to Japan. In the seventies and eighties, Brazil offered free forestland to attract 500,000 people to the forest to cut down trees and converted the forest to farmland. A total of 1,100 miles of road was built. The forest topsoil was very thin and could not withstand the damage from fertilizer and the demand for crops. Within just a few years, the land could no longer be used for farming. As a result, trees in deeper part of the forest had to be cut down. The repeated process of destruction caused the disappearance of forests. This is also happening in India, Indonesia and Malaysia. In 1988, the satellite infrared camera operated by NASA showed that there were six thousand different res in the Amazon rainforest every day. The financial value of mono crop and its ability to absorb carbon dioxide cannot replace the original rainforest or any virgin forest. The abundance of the original forest species is also irreplaceable. The resources of Rainforests are mostly above the forest ground, not much is stored in the soil itself.

Desertification caused by deforestation can be repaired. California was originally a redwood forest. 150 years after the white people arrived in California, most of the forests were cut down and the climate became dry and the land impoverished.

Bob Cannard, who lives in North California, has continually restored the watershed and has greatly raised the groundwater level on the land where he farmed for 40 years. During the four or five years of drought in California, the streams owing through his farmland did not dry out.

When Bob first arrived at the land, the streams would dry out a week after the rain. The riverbed was six feet deep and ten feet wide. He restored the watershed by bundling branches and stones with wire to block the river and slow down the flow of water. He also blocked the silt from being washed off. The water that flowed out of the farm was clear. Throughout the years, the speed of water flow slowed down, and there was more water flowing in than out of the farm. The riverbed gradually became wider and shallower, and became one hundred feet wide and three inches deep. A variety of trees such as oak, poplar, etc., grew along the shores of the river. There are many wild plants such as ferns amaranth and so on. In his book New Century Farming, Bob mentioned that his view is contrary to the practice of the average person: “Others suggest digging holes to divert water, but I suggest filling up the holes.” The consequences are different. Because of the improvement of the groundwater level, his peach and lemon trees do not need watering. On the contrary, the groundwater level of farms that have diverted water has declining groundwater level annually. Especially in the dry years of California, many wells went dry and deeper wells had to be dug. This is the process of desertification.

Farms that consulted with Bob have made improvements using his methods. Generally, it is possible to see the result within ten years: an increase in the function of the land to retain water and raised groundwater level. Green String Farm, the farm he founded, has raised the riverbed by six inches and restored the original half-acre of swamp.

The common way of controlling desert only considers planting trees and then utilizes huge engineering projects to introduce water. If the natural process were followed, not much resources would be required. Moreover, by working on the fundamentals via increasing the groundwater level and protecting the watershed will increase the success rate. Bob’s principle in preserving soil is to go to the watershed at the edge of desert, use wire to tie the stones to block the area where water washes away the soil. Silt will be prevented from being washed away. Then, in this area, plant wild plants that grow well in the desert. The roots of these plants can stabilize the soil and improve the soil. The hills of the water source will become green first, and then the plains will also be green. Maybe in ten or twenty years, some strong crops such as daikon radish can be planted, and limited grazing may be allowed. Perhaps fifty years later it can become fertile land.

Restoring desert is a 100-year project. It takes more than just a few years to see results. Land desertification is caused by many years of destruction; thus it will also need many years to repair the land. Just like the Native Americans’ philosophy that says, “we must consider the welfare of the next seven generations” If the ancestors from all places had thought of the next seven generations, we would not have to encounter such a big climate disaster now. If we do not wake up now, we will leave no proper living condition for our future generations to survive on the earth. And if we decide to come back to earth, there will also be no place for us!

Since clear cutting of the forest causes desertification, what can be done to preserve the existing forests and yet meet the demand for wood to satisfy modern life? In fact, trees can be cut in a sustainable way, not only that the forest can be preserved but a continual supply of wood can also be realized. Wildwood, a tree farm located in Vancouver Island on the southwestern part of Canada, harvests timber in a “tree selection system” since 1945. The forest is still in existence and has a continuous supply of trees for logging. The original forest owner, Merv Wilkinson, cut the same amount of wood as the annual growth rate of the forest. For example, between 1985 and 1989, Wildwood grew 270, 000 board feet of timber, so the same quantity of trees was cut in the ninth harvest in January 1990.

As long as the tree trunk is over six inches in diameter, it is included in the supply, including firewood, fences, pillars and timber. Sustainable logging must be selective. Logging can be done continually or periodically as long you do not cut over the annual growth or else you drain the “savings” of trees. Merv left an extra five percent of trees as “interest” on the forest as future investment for the forest.

Wildwood is also a “farm”. Most farms harvest every year, but his tree farm harvests once every five years. To protect Wildwood or other forests, he suggested following several principles as listed below.

  1. Be clear about the annual growth of trees.
  2. Understand the varieties and values of trees in different areas.
  3. Prune appropriately so that trees have enough light to grow.
  4. Allow trees to propagate naturally.
  5. Protect the soil, leave the land with enough woody debris.
  6. Avoid soil erosion when building roads.
  7. Time and energy invested brings the owner good income.

Protecting forest soils is very important in forest management. Keep the woody debris, leaves, pine needles and wood dropped from trees so that they can break down naturally. The common practice nowadays is to burn the remaining branches and wood chips after cutting down the trees; this practice is very harmful to the soil. In North America only one eighth of an inch is added to the surface of the soil every century. Man- made fires have destroyed several hundred years of topsoil. The growth of trees depends on surface soil. Subsoil (Bottom layer) can only provide support. If the topsoil is burned or crushed by heavy machine, soil erosion occurs, and the new forest would not be able to regenerate.

How can forests have the next generation? Merv always depended on natural regeneration rather than growing and planting tree seedlings. Firstly, in the forest, he would select the “mother tree” which looks very good, has no genetic defects, and has fruits (for example pine) with good shape. It takes a few seasons to observe to see if the tree is suitable to be a mother tree. Different varieties of mother trees are retained in different regions. Trees grow faster in the shade of the mother tree. Merv has conducted experiments, comparing the growth of a row of tree seedlings planted on the bare land, with a row of tree seedlings planted under the shade of trees. The result showed that the growth rate of tree seedlings growing under the shade was 15 percent faster.

Generally, industrial plantations would transplant tree saplings to a land that has been chopped bare of trees. Trees take eight to ten years to clear the trauma of being transplanted. And then, with overly strong light due to the lack of shade, and barren soil, the saplings are once again traumatized. Trees grown this way often die after a few years.

Another method is to let the roots of trees that had been chopped o to continue to grow into small trees. On the tree stem, preferably on the north part of the stem, keep one or two branches that are closest to the roots. These branches will grow into new trees. If the age of the mother tree is not very old, it can grow many new trees, sometimes up to eight or ten trees. An old tree root can continue to nourish saplings for many years. Fir trees can be grown this way. But once a pine tree is cut, it is wounded and can no longer grow small trees.

Notes: Wildwood: A Forest for the Future by Ruth Loomis with Merv Wilkinson.

This book is no longer in publication, as both the author and the publisher are about eighty years old. Merv had accidentally learned about sustainable forest management. At that time, he was taking short-term courses in college with the thought of going into animal husbandry. In college, he met a professor from Denmark and learned how Scandinavians took care of the forest. The professor had previously taught forest management in Denmark and Sweden, but Canada did not have a forest management department in 1938, so the professor taught Merv personally, guiding him in learning the implementation of forest management methods, and in completing the course in theory and practical management. After Merv passed the exam, the professor said to him: “Your study has just begun, continue to learn.” For years Merv learned about tree cutting, logging management and forest management. Now because of his age, he has sold the forest to a forest environmental group so that the group can continue his work.

Nowadays, most of the tree loggings are done by large commercial enterprises. Usually, the supporters of these enterprises are their shareholders, and you may be one of them. Please check on the companies that you invest in. If you have an impact, please influence them on the way of logging. A sustainable method is the best way of investment. “We will always have wood to burn as long as forests are preserved”. Let us remember that!

The original Chinese article was published in the November 2016 issue of Lapis magazine and is accessible online http://www.lapislazuli.org/tw/index. php?p=20161101.html

 

 

Sharing of Experience

2017 Oct-Dec

Chiu-Nan Lai, Ph.D.

  1. Acid-Alkaline Balance vs Reverse Osmosis (RO) Water and Distilled Water

Water that does not contain minerals such as reverse osmosis filted water or distilled water would dissolve carbon dioxide, resulting in acidic water. Drinking RO and distilled water can also dissolve minerals in our body. When drinking RO and distilled water, it is best to balance the acid-alkaline ratio by adding baking soda and sea minerals to the water. Add 1⁄4 teaspoon of baking soda and 1 teaspoon of Pure Aussie Sea minerals to 4 litres or 1 gallon of water. Or one can add according to taste.

  1. Protect Against Electromagnetic Waves (EMF) and Microwaves when Using Computer

Six months ago, we replaced a very old computer with a new one. At that time, we attached mantras to the computer and used other protective measures. After that we did not pay any special attention to it.

Recently, when I washed my hair, I noticed that I was losing more hair than usual. After examining carefully, I discovered that even after I had switched off the new computer, it was still emitting negative energy. Those “blessings” worked for only a period of time and did not last forever. Also dowsing my toes showed counter-clockwise energy on the fourth toe of my left foot. I had to work on balancing the energy for a while before the energy was balanced. I added more protections to the computer and also took precaution whether the computer was switched on or off . After a week, there was no hair loss when I washed my hair.

Four months ago, I bought a new mouse when the old one was broken. I forgot to take any protective measures. Recently, I noticed a lump between my right thumb joint and thumb nail. It grew noticeably larger within a month. The middle finger joint was swollen too. On measuring the mouse I found the energy rotated counter-clockwise near the thumb. I attached a few mantras on the mouse, and used the pendulum to balance the energy of my thumb and middle finger. The pendulum first turned counter-clockwise to drain the negative energy and then enhanced the energy by rotating clockwise.

Now I know the computer needs to be blessed frequently. Anti-EMF and microwave measures also cannot be neglected. Test the ten fingers and toes to determine if they are protected.

  1. The Importance of Supplementing with Magnesium

According to reports, more than half the population in America lack magnesium due to farming and food processing methods. Magnesium deficiency is a worldwide problem. In addition, EMF and microwaves cause the body to turn acidic and consume more magnesium in the body. Since many body functions rely on magnesium to operate, magnesium deficiency can cause many ostensibly unrelated symptoms such as cramps, hair loss, unable to remember dreams, blood sugar problems, high blood pressure, cardiovascular problems, insomnia, skin problems, anxiety, cancer and so on. The symptoms of autistic children have also improved after soaking in bath water supplemented with magnesium chloride. When the body lacks water, magnesium is lost.

Sometimes it is not enough to just consume magnesium. Overconsumption of magnesium can cause diarrhoea. Also when the function of the stomach is deficient, it cannot absorb magnesium. Absorbing magnesium through the skin directly is more effective. The best natural magnesium chloride comes from the ocean, for example Pure Aussie Sea Minerals, Supa Boost Sea Minerals and Hawthorn Sea Minerals. Pure Aussie Sea Minerals can be used to apply on the skin. For those living in Europe, they can buy magnesium chloride salt from an ancient ocean under Holland. If the solution is too strong to apply directly on the skin, dilute with water (half and half). Soaking in magnesium salt foot bath or bath is also very good. Use two to four tablespoons of magnesium chloride in the bath. For those who seriously lack magnesium, they can add more magnesium salt and also apply on the body a few times a day, depending on individual needs.

There was a patient who suffered from Parkinson’s disease for more than ten years. For the last two years, he was unable to take care of himself, and was
unable to speak clearly. His wife applied the liquid ancient sea salt
on his whole body several times. The next day, he was able to dress himself. A few days later, he was able to express himself clearly, and his temper has become a lot better.

After supplementing with magnesium, sleep quality often would improve. Blood sugar would also become more normal. For several years, I did not supplement magnesium regularly and I did not remember dreams for several years. A few days after I started to supplement with sea minerals plus magnesium salt foot soak every day,

I started remembering my dreams.

People are generally more familiar with soaking with epsom salt or magnesium sulfate. This kind of magnesium would assist in relaxing the muscles, but cannot be retained in the body. However, this is good for autistic children because they are more likely to lack sulfate. Magnesium supplements are also good for them.

  1. The Best Inspirations Come After Sleep

Dr Steiner mentioned that many of the decisions that led to the First World War were made between 3 – 11 pm. When we sleep, our astral body and ego body go to the cosmos to renew themselves. So the inspirations when we first wake up in the morning comes from the cosmos. Whereas the ideas and decisions made between 3 – 11 pm are affected by our senses and come from our ordinary consciousness. So when we make a decision, it is better to listen to the inspirations in the morning after our sleep.

For many years, I have a habit of not making decisions in the afternoon or at night. The inspirations after sleep are often not thought of before, but are more ideal.

 

The original Chinese article is published in the May 2016 issue of Lapis Lazuli Light magazine and is accessible online at: http://www.lapislazuli.org/tw/index.php?p=20160503.html