Encouraging Quotes

My friend cum sifu / team leader posted this in our team’s Facebook page this morning, to encourage us to never give up and the messages are staring at me, telling me not to give up… in whatever struggles that I am mired in now. And I’d like to share this with you too.

Everyone has their own struggles but if you have a steely will power and persistence that never breaks, you will succeed too, just like these famous people!


Happy Wednesday world!

 

Izumio and Super Lutein – Testimonial From Colon Cancer Patient

Here’s another heartwarming testimonial from one of our team members’ uncle. He had colon cancer and after taking a high dosage of Super Lutein and Izumio, the ulcers in the colon healed.

If you know of anyone who is battling Cancer now, do give hydrogen water a try.

For those of you who missed out on my earlier posts on what Izumio and Super Lutein are, you can click on the following links to read:

Hydrogen (H2) as a potent antioxidant and exhibits anti-inflammatory and potentially anticancer-like activities (from US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health)

Izumio Hydrogen Water and Super Lutein

Izumio and Incontinence

 Super Lutein

Day 18 On Izumio For Incontinence

Symptoms of A Body Detox

Day 20 On Izumio Hydrogen Water For Incontinence

IZUMIO – Antioxidant Hydrogen Water

Hydrogen Water Facts

Super Lutein Goodness

Dangers of Eczema Steroid Creams

Super Lutein and Izumio Hydrogen Water For Glaucoma

Effectiveness of Hydrogen Rich Water on Metabolic Syndrome (Diabetes and Obesity) – From US National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health

TREATING DENGUE FEVER WITH HYDROGEN WATER

Izumio and Super Lutein – Testimonials From High Blood Pressure and Diabetes Patients

You can email shireenyong@gmail.com to find out more on Izumio and Super Lutein.

 

Project Sunday – 2 August 2015

Lately, the girl’s school teachers have been giving out quite a number of mini projects to the class (Primary 6).  The kids in  her class use each project as a good opportunity to have mini gatherings.  The project yesterday was held at our place again — the second in 2 weeks! They enjoyed themselves at our place so much the first time round about 2 weeks ago that they have chosen our place again for their second project.

The kids spent most of their time goofing around more than they spent on the project. This time, I did not help them as they told me that they could manage it themselves.

After the project, I brought the kids down to play badminton and ping pong. I told them that there will be strictly NO swimming as I cannot possibly oversee 6 kids alone.

 

But some of the kids were really cheeky. They begged me to let them dip their legs in the baby pool. I should not have acceded to their requests coz the moment they were inside the baby pool, they turned wild and pushed each other into the water and before I knew it, everyone was drenched!  OMG, these are no ordinary demure sweet young girls. They look demure but are the exact opposite!

And they sure have topnotch power of persuasion! After they got wet in the baby pool, they pleaded with me...”aunty, since we are already wet, can we swim for just a SHORT while in the big pool? Pleassssee aunty!!”

Not wanting to dampen their spirits, I told them that only two kids are allowed to swim at a time and I limited them to swim only 2 laps. So they had to take turns to swim by twos.  After swimming, they asked me to help them snap a group picture…

I ordered pizza and chicken wings for dinner by the pool…

The girls will be sitting for their final trial UPSR exam in 2 weeks.  In exactly a month’s time, they will be sitting for their UPSR exam, yet they are having the time of their lives. I told them that this will be their last gathering before their exam and that they could have another party / gathering at our place after the exam. The bunch of kids enjoyed themselves very much. They left at 8:30pm. Cass told me yesterday that it was one of her best days this year as she had so much fun playing with her che che’s friends.

 

 

Random Things On A Friday – 31 July 2015

As July 2015 ends today, I ended the last day of the month  by embarking on a new fitness regime this morning!  With creaky and achy knees that give way whenever I run on the road, I have decided to give running and brisk walking a break to heal my aging knees.

Inspired by the mil who swims for half an hour every morning (she’s 70 years old this year) and advised by the hubs, I have decided to swim every morning to give my knees a good break.  I have never been a fan of swimming as I prefer to sweat it out on the road or gym but I have no choice but to go through a hiatus to  heal my knees. Today, I found a renewed love for swimming!  I swam for 45 minutes starting from 6:30am and felt really good after the workout in the water!  The only thing missing is a swimming cap to hold my waist-length hair in place.  In a few minutes, I  will be driving to Mid Valley Megamall with the mil to shop for a swimming cap and a pair of goggles. Swimming, here I come and conquer the pool from now on!

Happy Friday peeps! :)

 

 

 

Refreshing Salad With Satay Sauce

I concocted this very delish, light and refreshing meat-free salad for lunch yesterday.

Royale Butterhead leaves with satay sauce (made by hubby’s cook), two spoonfuls of ginger + egg fried rice with garlic and sesame seed oil (black rice and Basmati rice) and Ipoh pomelo (pink and white).

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I still have another head of Royal Butterhead and it looks like I am going to have salad for lunch again today.  I really need something light for lunch today as I’ve just gorged on 5 seeds of Musang King durians and a handful of poppy seeds corn chips for breakfast just now and guilt-stricken now! 😀

 

Treating Dengue Fever With Hydrogen Water

Several months back, a friend of mine nearly lost her husband to hemorrahagic dengue fever. Her husband was hospitalized for almost 3 months. He had partial loss of memory, his liver and kidneys almost failed him, he had to be intubated and now he has to undergo rehab and physiotherapy. Thank God he survived this deadly disease caused by just one unassuming tiny mosquito.

While he was in ICU at the hospital, my sifu (aka my upline) visited him in the hospital and brought him Izumio hydrogen water. Our friend coaxed her hubby to down the packets of hydrogen water.

Also a few months back, I found out from Facebook that 2 of my friends’ friends succumbed to the deadly dengue fever.  Life is so fragile and so unexpected. I am still learning how to let go of many trivial issues and live each day as if it was my last.

Let me share with you a testimonial from one of our members’ patients who consumed Izumio  when she was hospitalized for Dengue fever recently…

If you know of anyone who is battling Dengue fever now, do give hydrogen water a try.

For those of you who missed out on my earlier posts on what Izumio and Super Lutein are, you can click on the following links to read:

Hydrogen (H2) as a potent antioxidant and exhibits anti-inflammatory and potentially anticancer-like activities (from US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health)

Izumio Hydrogen Water and Super Lutein

Izumio and Incontinence

 Super Lutein

Day 18 On Izumio For Incontinence

Symptoms of A Body Detox

Day 20 On Izumio Hydrogen Water For Incontinence

IZUMIO – Antioxidant Hydrogen Water

Hydrogen Water Facts

Super Lutein Goodness

Dangers of Eczema Steroid Creams

Super Lutein and Izumio Hydrogen Water For Glaucoma

Effectiveness of Hydrogen Rich Water on Metabolic Syndrome (Diabetes and Obesity) – From US National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health

You can email shireenyong@gmail.com to find out more on Izumio and Super Lutein.

 

Our Sunday – 27 July 2015

Someone made me very, very enraged yesterday!  She knew that she was not allowed to drink or eat while watching the idiot box. In fact, I think the idiot box is too distractive and I don’t allow my girls to watch it for more than 2 hours a day. This year, viewing time is cut even shorter as Alycia will be sitting for an important exam in September. Whenever the idiot box is switched on, the girls are deaf to my talking to them, deaf to my instructions and only a hollering will distract them and shake them off the ‘trance’ that they are in. They get so consumed watching the idiot box that they are lost in their own world.  And it was proven yet again yesterday when the littlest one was so engrossed watching the idiot box (some silly cartoons) that she could not even remember that she was holding on to a mug of fruit smoothie that I had given her and KABOOM, she dropped the  mug full of smoothie on the floor!  On a Sunday and we were rushing to go to church!  Talk about the devil!

No she did not get a whack from me but I made her help me clean up the absolute mess… while I spewed out hot lava on her non-stop for the half hour that I cleaned up the mess.  Drama queen was very helpful. She quickly lifted  up the trampoline to wipe it. She then brought the broom and dust pan and helped to sweep the broken mug.   She even used some old newspapers to wrap the broken mug before binning it.  Alycia helped to lift up the heavy sofa so that I could wipe the smoothie off the legs of the sofa. While slaving on the floor, I kept giving her my killer stare, which was enough to make her drown in her own guilt.

 

Her punishment for this boo boo is a 10-day ban from watching the idiot box haha!  And henceforth, no one, absolutely no one is allowed to eat or drink (not even plain water) in front of the idiot box. Period.

 

Weekend Is Here Again

The weekend is here again, yeehaw!! What do I love most about the weekend? Sleeping in, eating out and shopping! 😛 What about you?

First things first. I really, really need to get a new desktop printer to replace our current printer that’s conked out. I have tons of sample test papers to print out for the girls to work on.  But I ain’t going to make a trip to Low Yat Plaza to shop for a printer after the notorious brawl that happened 2 weeks ago. Though the dust has settled now, I think it will take KLites a while to gain our confidence again to step into Low Yat Plaza.

These days, we don’t even have to leave our house to shop for stuff.  Even groceries, fresh produce and even computers and printers can be purchased online and delivered to your doorstep. Just a moment ago, I stumbled across some printers on sale at Lazada. I saw a HP Deskjet Ink Advantage 1515 All In One Printer going at only RM177, down from RM259.  With a promo code from Flipit Malaysia for a 10% discount at Lazada, I get more discounts on my purchases!  Now, that’s a real steal. Best of all, the printer will be delivered to my doorstep.

Weekends are off-days for our part-time maid.  Our kitchen is partially closed as well. I know the girls will be really delighted if I tell them that I am going to let them order their dinner online on Sunday! :)

Happy weekend peeps!

 

 

Sprouted Mung Bean Salad

After 2 weeks of sinful binging, I started back on eating raw sprouts for lunch today! :)

Here’s my sprouts-of-the-day for today’s lunch…

Triple Combi sprouts, consisting of alfalfa, mung beans and snow pea.

 

Triple Combi sprouts salad with homemade spicy acar (pickled vegetables), hard-boiled free-range egg, meat floss, baked cashew nuts, a drizzle of Japanese sesame dressing and fresh apricots.

Today is the first time I ever tried eating raw sprouted mung beans. Initially I had doubts that those raw baby mung beans would even be palatable but I bought them anyway coz they are healthy and good for me! And they are really good, taste wise! Though the sprouted mung beans feel hard, they are not hard at all.  The taste and texture are similar to that of raw turnip – crunchy, juicy and naturally sweet. iLike!

Mung bean sprouts are low in calories, high in fiber and B vitamins and deliver a boost of vitamin C and vitamin K.

And I ended my lunch with a little guilty pleasure – a handful of natural Salsa tortilla chips from Food For Friends 😉

Saturday Night Out – 18 July 2015 (Magnum Cafe and Nana’s Green Tea)

The day before the girls’ aunt Sarah returned to Hawaii, we went to Mid Valley Megamall – us to have dinner and Sarah to meet her friends.

Hubs planned to bring the girls to watch the Ant-Man at 8pm but the tickets were  sold out by time we reached the counter after queuing up for over half an hour! Instead, he bought tickets for the movie for the next day (Sunday).

After dinner of Japanese food, we segued into Malaysia’s first Magnum Cafe, located just a few doors away from the Japanese restaurant.

The lines were long outside the cafe and it took us  over half an hour to inch to the counter. Magnum has two floors and is a major magnet for crowds near the GSC cinema.

We opted for the ‘Make Your Own Magnum’ (RM9.90 per stick) where we patrons get to choose an ice cream base (vanilla or chocolate), coated with milk, white or dark choc, then customise it further with a plethora of intriguing toppings from an assortment of nuts to goji berries et al. This is a novelty that has worked for Magnum in many cities worldwide.

This is our pick – vanilla ice-cream base with a dip of white  chocolate and dark chocolate, coated with pistachios, almonds and hazelnuts.

 

Our verdict – being long-time loyal fans of Magnum, we loved our ‘Make Your Own Magnum’.  However, I feel that it is overpriced.  A regular Magnum Gold is retailed at RM4.50. If I were to add in my own nuts and chocolate bits / sauce, my DIY Magnum would probably cost only RM5.50 or at most RM6.  With RM4 going towards the rental of the shop, I’d rather buy my own Magnum Gold and add in my choice of nuts and toppings, without spending half an hour queuing up. Plus I get to enjoy my Magnum at the comfort of my own home! 😀

 

After the 3 girls and I shared the sole superior Magnum (like, how pathetic huh?), we went a floor up to  Nana’s Green Tea First Modular Shop and ordered green tea ice-creams! Now, everyone had their own lip-smacking green tea ice-cream on cone without having to share.  Nana’s Green Tea also has another outlet on the Lower Ground Floor of The Gardens. That outlet serves a sweeping selection of tea drinks, desserts and comfort Japanese food while Nana’s Green Tea Modular Shop serves ice-creams, desserts and drinks on the go.

Nana’s Green Tea is Japan’s biggest green tea house chain which use ‘‘Matcha’’ or green powdered tea as the main ingredient for its range of uniquely blended matcha green tea and other delectable items on its menu.

Magnum Cafe Kuala Lumpur
Third Floor, Mid Valley Megamall, Kuala Lumpur

Nana’s Green Tea
T-045A, 3rd Floor Mezzanine
Mid Valley Megamall, 59200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Facebook: www.facebook.com/nanasgreentea.com.my
Website: www.nanasgreentea.com.my