Cass, My Bff

Cass is my bff.  My best bff ever.

She consoles me whenever I am down.  Just last week, she spent 2 nights massaging my achy right hand and not an ounce of complaint did I hear from her for having to use her hands to rub sticky Perskindol cream on my arm.

She is also my earnest helper. I have no time to open my stack of mail and I tai chi this chore to her as well 😀

 

How can she not be my bff?  I’ll bet even your bff wouldn’t massage your arms and legs even when she herself is struggling to keep her eyes opened at night.  And would your bff patiently open and sort out all your letters? And oh yes, Cass even peels crabs and prawns for me and have them fed into my mouth as she knows I don’t like to dirty my hands with these stinky crustacean. 😀

 

Staying Healthy During The Haze

The haze situation over here in the Klang Valley ain’t getting any better, despite there being a brief heavy shower yesterday. The smell of smog can be smelled from inside our house for the past one week.  I wonder when this yearly menace will ever stop.  This year the haze came late.  Normally, the yearly haze would shroud our clear blue skies around June for about 1-2 months. This year June, we were still having blue skies and showers. I thought we were spared this year! But I didn’t get to rejoice for long as the haze started to make its appearance towards the end of August :(

 

Blur view: The haze situation in Kuala Lumpur at 7.30am yesterday. — AZLINA ABDULLAH/THE STAR .

Every year during the haze season, my nose would itch, throat would get ultra sensitive and if I ate something heaty, I’d be down with really bad sore throat. This time round, thankfully we have Izumio to help us counter the negative effects of haze on our throat, nose and lungs.

For those of you who are sensitive to the haze, drink plenty of clear fluids.  One drink that is beneficial to your body is Izumio hydrogen water. Izumio tastes exactly like plain water but it has high concentration of hydrogen at 2.6 mg/l or 2.6 ppm.

It is proven that Hydrogen rich water is essential to building good, healthy cells and is also capable of balancing the pH within the body. Hydrogen water balances the equilibrium of the body whilst flushing out acidic toxins through sweat and urine. In short, normal water has been helping us do this all our lives but Izumio is much, much stronger.

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For those of you who missed out on my earlier posts on what Izumio and Super Lutein are and how they can help to ease a host of ailments, 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

IZUMIO AND SUPER LUTEIN – TESTIMONIAL FROM COLON CANCER PATIENT

TREATING ECZEMA NATURALLY WITH IZUMIO HYDROGEN WATER AND SUPER LUTEIN – TESTIMONIAL

TREATING PARKINSON’S AND ALZHEIMER’S WITH HYDROGEN WATER

GENERAL WELL-BEING WITH IZUMIO HYDROGEN WATER – TESTIMONIAL

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

Doctor and Patient Communication Leads to a Better Outcome for the Patient

The better the communication is between a doctor and a patient, the better the outcome will be for patients who visit the medical clinic of Houston. Families who have a family doctor who they visit regularly live happier and healthier lives.

Some avoid visiting a family doctor because they worry about the cost. However, research clearly shows that patients who do not visit their physician regularly and develop diseases like diabetes and heart disease will pay more money in the long run than if they had received preventative care by visiting the doctor regularly.

There is abundant medical research that shows that parts of the country with poor primary care have patients who experience poor outcomes. This is especially true when talking about infants and children. Children who do not visit the doctor regularly when they are young are more likely to avoid visiting the doctor as they grow older. Additionally, children who have an ongoing relationship with their family doctor are likely to have better health as they grow older since their doctor understands their background and medical history.

Having a consistent doctor-patient relationship allows the doctor to prescribe preventative care. Doctors who see patients regularly are better able to communicate and coordinate their patient’s healthcare needs with other healthcare providers. A close doctor-patient relationship leads to fewer hospital stays.

Still, there are many people who strongly believe that if it is not an emergency, there is no need for them to visit a doctor. However, what these individuals fail to understand is that many emergency health situations can be prevented if regular doctor visits are scheduled.

Additionally, individuals who have a primary care physician who they are comfortable with have better outcomes when they have an emergency because their doctor is familiar with their medical history. Also, as a patient, they are familiar with the doctor. When a person is sick or when they’re going through an emergency, it is easier to talk to a doctor who is trusted as opposed to one the person has never met.

In both emergency and non-emergency medicine, there are certain principles that are straightforward. However, there are also a lot of options that are left up to the patient. A doctor and patient can come to an agreement about the risks and benefits of certain treatments right from the get-go if they have a relationship.

 

 

Our Merdeka Weekend (30 – 31 August 2015)

On the eve of Merdeka Day, we had brunch at Le Pont Boulangerie Cafe @ Bedford Business Park, Old Klang Road, KL.

Le Pont – French for ‘The Bridge’ is a fairly new boulangarie which opened its doors just a few months ago. Le Pont has an European-accented menu that’s meted out in a fascinatingly fashioned three-level space comprising a bakery & a cafe.

Breakfast set…

 

Smoked salmon on English muffin and Egg Benedict.

Waffles with ice-cream, chocolate sauce and blueberry sauce.

An assortment of sinful cakes and tarts.

 

To be honest, we were not exactly satisfied with our brunch. I think there is still room for improvement in their breakfast sets. The hollandaise sauce tasted weird and there there were only about 3 pieces of mushrooms in their breakfast set. The scrambled eggs portion (in a small mug) was also pretty pathetic.  We were comparing this with  big breakfast sets from other cafes of that stature and pricing. I think breakfast sets may not be Le Pong’s strong suit just yet.  I still very much prefer big breakfast sets from Antipodean and Marmalade. They have very generous portions of mushrooms and scrambled eggs, big juicy house-made sausages, grilled tomatoes and other accompaniments that live up to the name BIG breakfast set.

The chocolate bar @ RM13.50 a canister is very chocolaty and rich and was my order for take-away, to be savored as dessert after meals 😀

Le Pont Boulangerie & Cafe @ Old Klang Road
Bedford Business Park, Off Old Klang Road, Kuala Lumpur.

We had dinner at Gyutaro Yakiniku at 3rd Mile Square, Old Klang Road. Gyutaro is a pleasant first-floor yakiniku outlet.  It was our second time there.
I love their kimchi comprising of cabbage, radish and cucumber.

 

 

Hubs ordered wagyu beef for our DIY BBQ over binchotan white charcoal.

 

We enjoyed our dinner very much.

Gyutaro Yakiniku
3rd Mile Square, Old Klang Road, Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03 7972 4011
Daily, 12pm-230pm, 6pm-1030pm

Our Merdeka Day brunch was dim sum at Han Room @ The Gardens, Mid Valley.

For dinner, we ought to have something really light and easy. MIL made a big pot of pork + dried oysters + dried octopus + peanuts congee. I love my congee with lots of chopped scallions, coriander leaves, pepper, julienned young ginger and half a cube of foo yue (fermented bean curd). So yummy and hearty :)

 

Happy Merdeka Day to our country and my wish is for her to get out of the mess that she’s currently in now. I wish for her to be like what she used to be when I was a little girl — so peaceful, no drama and no spring cleaning was needed back then. She was a clean and peaceful motherland back then.  Ah, those were the days where street rallies were never heard of. I could cycle on my own around our neighborhood with no fear of being kidnapped or run down by vehicles.

 

Wat Kai Fan (Kwong Kei) @ Jalan San Peng (Gem of San Peng!)

Now we don’t have to travel all the way to Ipoh and Penang to savor kai see hor fun (shredded chicken noodles) and char koay teow!  We can chow it all at the heart of KL at Wat Kai Fan located along Jalan San Peng.

I discovered this awesome stall just on Tuesday this week after grocery shopping at NSK. From the facade, this unassuming roadside staff looks like some kind of stalls that I would never step foot into.  But it’s pretty clean inside and the food deserves some publicity.

Wat Kai Fan (also known as Kwong Kei) is sandwiched next to a capati joint owned by a guy called ‘Tiger Jit Singh’ and a char koay teow stall.

This bowl of kai see hor fun (in my case, I ordered mai fun or vermicelli) is by far the best I’ve tasted in KL. I think it can join the ranks of the authentic Ipoh ngar choi kai (bean sprouts chicken) heavyweights.

Note: the char koay teow was ordered from the stall next to Wat Kai Fan. Had I closed my eyes and ate the plate of char koay teow, I would have thought that it’s an authentic Penang char koay teow. So yea, it was very good too with enough ‘wok hei’.  Our plate of char koay teow came with one giant prawn and several smaller prawns, cockles, eggs, etc. — very much like the famous Sisters char koay teow at Macalister Road, Penang.

 

Loh taufoo (braised hard bean curd) and eggs.

 

Crunchy and juicy bean sprouts. My absolute favorite!

The Star’s Food Trail Sam has given his mark of approval – the owner proudly hangs this framed article  on the wall of her stall.

We were served by a hunky ‘leng jai’ too (in orange tee)! HAHA! The woman in green is the owner.  She told me that she has a branch at Viva Mall, Cheras.

We will definitely be back to try  other items like steamed pork with salted fish, steamed fish, double boiled soup and many more. On the advise of the great dame – to avoid robust lunch hour crowd, try to be there at around 11ish am.

Address: Jalan San Peng,Off Jalan Loke Yew (Opposite TM building)

Contact Info

Tel: 016 – 203 6966 (Ah Kwong)

 

The Best Place To Shop For Cheap Formal Dresses and Wedding Gowns

My hubs spent over RM10,000 on my wedding gowns (rented ones only), photography and video 15 years ago. This amount is a pretty large amount now, what more 15 years ago. And we were not completely satisfied with the wedding photos. We felt conned by the sales people from the bridal studio with really convincing words and skills to make us part with our money. But we later realized how contriving they were. We don’t even hang our over-sized wedding photo on the wall as it looks really out of place in our small condo unit. Plus, hubs hated how he looked in those photos with stiff fake smiles and all. Our girls will ROTFLOL whenever they see their daddy with those fake smiles in hilarious stiff poses. I can’t help laughing at them too. Big regret!

If we could do it all over again now, we would definitely ditch the studio photos and go au naturel with candid shots done outdoor with minimal make-up and natural hair-do sans stiff hair spray. I’ll just get one or two wedding gowns or cheap formal dresses from online stores like beformal.com.au.

If we could do it all over again, I would choose to have a beach or garden wedding with no fancy shmancy hotel wedding dinner.  A wedding reception followed by a cocktail dinner among relatives and close friends will suffice.

Check out this Sexy Sweetheart A-Line Floor-Length Backless Beach Wedding Dress. I love it!

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This Elegant Sweetheart-Neckline Knee-Length Wedding Dress from beformal.com.au is now on a very special price of only AUD$126.84 (normal price is AUD$268.37). 

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If you are on the larger size, fret not.  Beformal carries a good selection of plus size wedding gowns and plus size formal dresses. Just click on this link  http://www.beformal.com.au/list/plus-size-formal-dresses-c113338/ to browse those gorgeous gowns.

Beformal is an Australia-based online store specializing in cheap formal dresses and wedding gowns. They ship their gowns internationally. 

Do bookmark Beformal’s website. Who knows you’ll be searching for some cheap formal dresses australia, bridesmaid dresses or cheap wedding gowns very soon!

 

Generating Passive Income From Naturally Plus

I need just 2 more sponsors (people who sign up for membership) by 29 August 2015 and I will get one free ticket to Japan worth over RM8k! Our big boss is offering this to us. I am so near yet so far!! Would I get it?  Would I not? Jing jing jing….. pray tell!!

This Naturally Plus business is very rewarding and not hard to do. There is no time frame, no dead line and no targets in this business. We don’t have quotas or have to get x amount of members in x amount of time kind of thing. We do however, have incentives (very attractive ones!) to push us.  If you want it, you go grab it but if you don’t, then don’t bother. If you don’t bother, of course your earnings is just peanuts. But if you are pro-active and hardworking, you will be a millionaire just like our big boss, Raymond. He is already a millionaire. He reassured my direct leader that she can send both her kids to University of London with her eyes closed. And I think he is not at all giving her empty promises. My direct leader had already won herself an all-expense paid trip to the Maldives recently, courtesy from our big boss.

My direct leader is currently ranked the top in the world for a Newbie (Rookie, in Naturally Plus terms) and she just found out last night. The reward is a once-off bonus of USD10,000.  Multiply that with exchange rate of 4.0, woohoo, kachingggggg!!$$

I don’t have to make cold hard calls, stop people on the street, send emails or do any kind of marketing. Many of my friends just share about the products in Facebook and Instragram.  For me, I don’t have time to do sales and marketing tactics.  I don’t go out to meet customers to close a deal. I have no time for all these. Sometimes my leader will help me close a deal.  My plate is already so full with my online store, blogs and my kids. All I do is share about the goodness of the products in my blogs, that’s it. Once you start consuming the products, you will feel the difference in your health.  The products speak for themselves.

The Naturally Plus business is one of the most rewarding MLM businesses I have involved myself in.  And being a health freak, I am so glad that I am involved in the health products industry, helping to save lives.

Below is the bonus that my direct leader received for the month of July 2015. The cash is credited directly into our bank account daily, weekly or monthly, depending on how hard you work. Go get a calculator to add up my friend’s bonus in July 😉  This is just from one Naturally Plus account. She has a few other accounts.


And below is my bonus from April through August 2015. I only started consuming the products in April 2015.  My direct leader started with this meager amount too and look at how much she’s getting now!  I don’t expect to earn as much as her (not even half of that) but she told me that I can do it!

You can be earning passive income too on top of your existing full-time job.  With our Ringgit gradually sliding to pit bottom coupled with the GST crap, an additional few hundred or few thousand Ringgit a month helps a lot!

If you’re interested in this business, come and join me! I can be reached at shireenyong@gmail.com :)

 

Purple Sweet Potato Porridge With ‘Tau Kok Lup’

The mil cooked a big pot of ‘tau kok lup’ and purple sweet potato porridge for lunch last week.

‘Tau Kok Lup’ is a healthy sauteed dish composed of long beans, diced carrot, diced preserved veggie (choy po), diced prawns, diced chicken meat or pork and crunchy peanuts. It is normally eaten with porridge. You can even add other veggies of your choice – bell peppers, celery, cashew nuts, macadamia or whatever veggies and nuts that you and your kids fancy.

 

Tau kok lup is my kind of food, well for anyone on a low-carb diet. It’s high in fiber, low in carbs and absolutely delish. Since there was still a lot of leftover, I had it for breakfast the next day! 😉

 

General Well-being With Izumio Hydrogen Water – Testimonial

Here’s another sharing today by one of our team member’s satisfied customers :)

 

 

For those of you who missed out on my earlier posts on what Izumio and Super Lutein are and how they can help to ease a host of ailments, 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

IZUMIO AND SUPER LUTEIN – TESTIMONIAL FROM COLON CANCER PATIENT

TREATING ECZEMA NATURALLY WITH IZUMIO HYDROGEN WATER AND SUPER LUTEIN – TESTIMONIAL

TREATING PARKINSON’S AND ALZHEIMER’S WITH HYDROGEN WATER

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

Conversation With Cass

Going through the throes of motherhood, often times my girls will drive me to the point of breaking down with thoughts of packing my bags and ditching them for good!

When the girls, especially the littlest one was in her rascal temperament and being very disobedient last week…

Me – I will leave you all soon and never come back! Then you will all realize how good I have been!! And you will regret for not loving me enough and taking me for granted! *blood boiling*

Cass – you can never leave me. I will follow you wherever you go to. I will go to Ipoh to look for you!! We can never be separated!!

Oh like how did she even know that I will flee to Ipoh? See, I am so transparent and easy to hack! HA!

My not so baby-ish anymore baby girl is still loving her part-time gig as model at mummy’s online store :)