Sunday, May 30, 2010
Saturday, May 29, 2010
my all time favourite is still the Miso Yaki, i'm such a loyal fan right? :P
Friday, May 28, 2010
Wesak, aka Vesākha is an annual holiday observed traditionally by Buddhists in most of the Asian countries. It's informally called Buddha's birthday, it actually encompasses the birth, englightenment and passing away of Gautama Buddha.
(source from here)
supposely Wesak Day is treated as a public holiday(PH) in our country but unfortunately, it's not a PH for Silverstone T_T anyway, i am off today since EK is off as well, we are planning to hit the cinema for Prince of Persia later on (provided if we're able to get the tickets :S). we shall visit the Siamese temple tonight and join the rest of the crowd for some prayers. i love this day because it's very happening lol...
last but not least, i wish you a happy Wesak Day and have a great weekend! :*
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Absolutely -- but only if you chuck the fairy tale of living happily ever after. A team of scientists recently found that romantic love involves chemical changes in the brain that last 12 to 18 months. After that, you and your partner are on your own. Relationships require maintenance. Pay a visit to a nursing home if you want to see proof of lasting love.
(i believe yes...)
2. Can a man and a woman ever just be friends?
For a short time perhaps. Making the friendship last requires that you find each other at least vaguely repulsive. Good luck!
(well, this is hard to say... but judging from the society these days, i guess man and woman can be more than just friend!)
3. Why is it so hard to say you're wrong?
Because it often involves saying, "I'm sorry," which is even harder. Throughout history people have found it easier to stop speaking to one another, punch, slander, shoot and bomb rather than apologize. Tip: Next time just say, "Whoops," and see what happens.
(but if it's ourselves who is wrong, we have to apologize also)
4. Do you have to love your job?
No. Love your children, your spouse and your country. Love your parents, your neighbor and your dog. Loving is too important an emotion to attach to the way you make a living. But it's OK to strive for satisfaction.
(muahaha, interesting! now i dont have to feel guilty for not loving my job! :P)
5. Can a marriage survive betrayal?
Yes. It takes time and work, but experts are pretty unanimous on this one. Reseachers estimate about 60 percent of husbands and 40 percent of wives will have an affair at some point in their marriages. That's no advertisement for straying -- but the news is good for couples hoping to recover from devastating breaches of trust. The offended partner needs to make the choice to forgive -- and learn to live with a memory that can't simply be erased. Infidelity is never forgotten, but it can gradually fade into the murky background of a strong, mature marriage.
(it's up to you to judge and pretty much depends on whats the betrayal situation... )
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Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Computer is one of our best friend these days especially for office workers like us. to me, i spend about 9 hours per day dealing with the monitor (which is very boring). sometimes i experience eyes distraction such as blurred vision and even eye sore.
i went for a eye check up last week and the power for right eye has reduced, though not much, and my left eye's power remains the same :) it's indeed very important to protect our eyes as it's one of the most important organ for human beings.
below i found a few tips about eye care:
1. Exercise your eyes
Regular work hours should be infused with short breaks. During such breaks, blink your eyes several times. While you keep your eyes closed, roll your eyeballs both clockwise and anticlockwise and take a deep breath. Gradually open your eyes while releasing your breath. This exercise lasts for a minute and you can repeat it three times before getting back to work. It serves as a good workout for the eyes.
2. Look away
While working for long hours, look at distant objects either in your office or outside. Looking at a distant object and then returning to your task helps your eyes focus better. Try taking such visual breaks for about five to 10 minutes every hour.
Sit straight at your workstation and rub your palms against each other till you feel them warm. The warmth of your palms helps soothe and relax tired eyes. Then, lightly cup your eyes with your palms and relax for 60 seconds. Count the seconds in your mind. Repeat this exercise two to three times whenever your eyes feel tired, or as often as you want. While palming, you can either rest your elbows on your desk or keep away from the desk and cup your eyes. Both ways are fine.
4. Splash water on your face
During breaks, splash water on your face while closing your eyes. This has an overall relaxing effect and helps you feel refreshed.
5. Take a walk
After you're done with lunch, take a stroll outside your office for a few minutes. This will give your eyes a much-needed break and get them some fresh air.
6. Drink water
Drink plenty of water. It helps reduce puffiness. When a person is dehydrated, especially in an air-conditioned office, the body starts storing water as a defence mechanism. This adds to puffiness around the eyes.
7. Eat healthy
Incorporate Vitamins A, C, and E on a daily basis; eat citrus fruits, green leafy veggies, tomatoes, spinach, poultry and dairy products. Pack a box of chopped carrots, cucumber and fresh fruits and munch in-between meals at the office.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Hubby's ex classmate, Albert, invited us to his wedding reception which was held last Friday at Hee Lai Ton (喜来登) restaurant, Ipoh. dinner was supposed to start at 7.30pm but it was late (expected la, Chinese culture :P) anyway, we were late too as needed to wait for the rest of the friends.
ok, let me start with foodie photos:
1st dish, 四式冷热军 which is similar to 五福临门 (pardon the shaky photo)
3. steamed chicken
4. steamed seabass fish
Monday, May 24, 2010
last few weeks, i found out a contest from FreshLook Illuminate where they are giving out free trial daily disposable lenses. all you have to do is just register online and answer a few simple questions and 3 pairs of daily contact lens are on your way!
the new FreshLook Illuminate lenses are uniquely designed to match the natural brown and black shade of Asian eyes
visit here to get your free trial lens while stocks last! so what are you waiting for?!
Sunday, May 23, 2010
1. Paying With Plastic
Takeout or dine in? Paper or plastic? Cash or credit? Of all the choices you make at the checkout counter, the decision to pay with a credit card has the biggest impact on your bottom line. studies shown that consumers are willing to spend more when they pay with a credit card instead of cash, because it allows consumers to focus more on what they're getting, or buying, than what they're losing, or spending.
Credit cards "buffer the reality of spending because they leave more cash in our pockets and purses and provide a delay before payment is required."
(so the next time you decide to pay with card, think again!)
2. Listening to Music
Listening to music is perfect for increasing motivation during a workout. It also increases the motivation to spend. You're more apt to give in to impulse purchases in shops where instrumental or classical music is playing, according to one study.
Experts believe that loud music also impacts spending.
Louder music in restaurants pushes people to eat faster, order more and consume more food because they can't talk to each other over the noise. Being overwhelmed by music also interferes with our ability to think clearly, which can lead to spending more money.
(wow interesting! this is one the business tactics huh?)
3. Buying in Bulk
Before you stock up on a 280-ounce bag of chocolate chips, consider this: You're more likely to overspend when you buy in bulk.
A case of paper towels might cost less per unit than a single roll, but it'll add a bigger lump sum to the total bill, which could lead to blowing the weekly grocery budget. There is another reason that buying in bulk adds up at the checkout counter.
The more you consume, the more you'll spend.
(well this is complicated, we always think that buying in bulk is more worth and saves up our money, right?)
4. Buying Clearance Merchandise
There is nothing wrong with getting an item on sale. The problem with the clearance rack is the items are limited.
It leads to the idea that "if I don't get it now, it won't be there later." The fear of missing out tends to make us much less rational about evaluating our purchases, so we end up spending money on things we didn't want or need.
To avoid overspending on unnecessary sale items, try applying the Boy Scout motto: Be prepared.
Tell yourself that you're going in to buy a specific item and you won't get caught up in the frenzy of the crowd.
5. Shopping Without a List
It's one of the most oft-repeated mantras of maintaining a budget: Make a list and stick to it. You're more likely to buy only the things you need if they're written down in black and white.
If you struggle with self-control, bring cash instead of a credit card. You can't overspend if you're limited to the cash in your pocket.
(it definetely sounds like a good way! but it wont work if we're on the rush, right?)
Thursday, May 20, 2010
i've just invest on The Face Shop The Skin Extra BB Cream SPF 20PA++. i like it's scent and the smooth texture.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
beautiful voices from Penang
l-r: Lorita, me, Yvonne, Yan