Cabinets For A Kid-Friendly Kitchen

When you have children in the home, you need cabinets that are rather difficult to get into but not at such a level that older children feel that they can’t make their own decisions about what to get to eat. There are a few modifications that you can make to the kitchen cabinets St Louis companies work with and install.

toddler in kitchen

One of the ideas for a family-friendly kitchen is to install the cabinets above the counters. Younger children usually can’t climb that far, and older children will usually still be able to reach the cabinets if they want a snack after school or if they are responsible for getting the dishes to set the table. Instead of a kitchen and dining area that is separate from the rest of the home, consider making it a multi-purpose room. You’ll need to keep the appliances separate in most instances, but you could easily blend a comfortable living room with a dining room so that children can be watched while they are near cabinets.

As you look at the cabinets, think about the age of the home and the overall style. You want the space to flow, so it’s best to work with the basic layout. If the cabinets are on the lower level of the room, then think about remodeling them so that they roll out for more space inside and to make it easier to store items and organize the things that you need. Add locks to the cabinets so that children can’t open them.

The hardware on the cabinets is another issue to consider. Handles and knobs that are appealing to children might make them want to open the cabinets more often, but this design can also have its benefits. It will create a modern look to the home, but it can also make it easier to lock the cabinets in place, especially if you have a handle with a straight design. The kitchen cabinets should bring a simple look to the home that also brings out your personality while still offering safety for children who are in the home.

How Do I Care For My Eyes?

I  received my pair of blue light blocking eye glasses from Naturally Plus today! As I am typing this post at my desktop computer now, I am wearing the glasses to block blue light from damaging my precious assets. I can really see the difference–with the anti-blue light glasses on, my eyes do not get tired and strained easily from the glare of the monitor.  I really need to take good care of my eyes as I want them to be in tip top condition for as long as I live.

I am turning 44 years old this year and currently, I am doing everything that I can to prevent age-related macular degeneration (AMD) of my eyes. Here’s what I am doing to preserve the health of my eyes:

1. Take Super Lutein
2. Wear anti blue light eye glasses whenever I use the computer
3. Try to get sufficient rest and sleep (trying real hard!)
4. Exercise
5. Eat a healthy diet

What is age-related macular degeneration?
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is one of the leading causes of blindness in the developed world. AMD is a disease associated with aging that gradually destroys sharp, central vision. Central vision is needed for seeing objects clearly and for common daily tasks such as reading and driving.

Blue light exposure may increase the risk of macular degeneration.
The fact that blue light penetrates all the way to the retina (the inner lining of the back of the eye) is important, because laboratory studies have shown that too much exposure to blue light can damage light-sensitive cells in the retina. This causes changes that resemble those of macular degeneration, which can lead to permanent vision loss. Although more research is needed to determine how much natural and man-made blue light is “too much blue light” for the retina, many eye care providers are concerned that the added blue light exposure from computer screens, smartphones and other digital devices might increase a person’s risk of macular degeneration later in life.

Protecting Your Eyes With Lutein, The Eye Vitamin.  
Lutein is one of two major carotenoids found as a color pigment in the human eye (macula and retina). It is thought to function as a light filter, protecting the eye tissues from sunlight damage. Lutein is called a carotenoid vitamin. It is related to beta-carotene and vitamin A. Foods rich in lutein include broccoli, spinach, kale, corn, orange pepper, kiwi fruit, grapes, orange juice, zucchini, and squash. Lutein is absorbed best when it is taken with a high-fat meal.

Tips for Protecting Eye Health and Preventing Macular Degeneration
These suggestions may help protect vision and improve your overall health, and some may lower the risk of developing AMD. Even if you already have AMD, continue these healthy habits:

  • Maintain a healthy weight.
  • Eat a nutritious diet that includes green leafy vegetables, yellow and orange fruit, fish and whole grains.
  • Don’t smoke.
  • Maintain normal blood pressure and control other medical conditions.
  • Exercise regularly.
  • Wear sunglasses and hats when you are outdoors.
  • Get regular eye exams, and consult your doctor if you notice vision changes.

The anti-blue light eye glasses from Naturally Plus cost RM30 a pair and does not require prescription. The lenses are tinted light brown so they can absorb and cut blue light. You can get similar eye glasses from eyewear shops and some pharmacies sell them too.

If you want to try Super Lutein, Japan’s no. 1 supplement for eyes, I can help you get hold of it. Just email me at shireenyong@gmail.com or Whatsapp / call 019 266 4290.

Treat your eyes with tender loving care. It is never too early to start caring for them.

Receive Hazmat Training

Hazmat is an abbreviation for hazardous materials and substances that pose a danger to the public’s health. The material may be poisonous or flammable and would be a danger to life or to the environment if released without precautions.

A hazmat suit is “protective equipment” consisting of a whole-body garment that is impermeable and is worn to protect against the hazardous materials.

Become an AHLS Provider

AHLS stands for Advanced Hazmat Life Support. There are over 17,600 physicians, nurses, paramedics, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals around the world who are prepared to face the medical challenges of hazmat incidents, which could include toxic terrorism and chemical spills and to medically manage patients who have been exposed to hazardous materials.

Students may also come from a industries such as manufacturing, construction, aerospace, automotive, engineering, shipping, and government employees.

Take the Required Course

The University of Arizona offers a 16-hour AHLS Provider Course that is taught by a physician, aboard-certified toxicologist, and other expert instructors who train healthcare professionals to become AHLS Providers and care for hazmat incident victims.

The course starts with a multiple choice pre-test that assesses the participants’ knowledge. That also serves as an excellent study resource for the later multiple choice post-test. Small groups do interactive exercises. Healthcare professionals who receive at least 80 percent on the post-test are then verified as AHLS Providers for a period of four years.

No matter which state you live in, Hazmat School courses satisfy national OSHA, DOT, and DOT training requirements.

Do the Course Online

If it is more convenient for you to take a self-paced online course of 11 modules and three hours of CME, which would be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so that you can complete your training on your own schedule, you can earn your certificate that way.

Two Pertinent Organizations

The American Academy of Clinical Toxicology (AACT) is an international disciplinary organization with the goal of the advancement of the treatment and diagnosis of Hazmat poisoned patients.

The Office of Hazardous Materials Safety is the federal safety authority that ensures the safe transport of hazardous materials by rail, air, water, and highway.

 

The Accidental Millionaire Farmer

This is by far one of the most inspiring stories I’ve heard.  It is a true story of a 74-year old sickly farmer with a switch of fate – from sickly to healthy and from poor to rich after he consumed hydrogen infused water and a supplement containing carotenoids in the hope of treating his chronic diabetes.

The picture below shows Dr Siti’s Facebook posting about Ah Pek the farmer and accidental millionaire.  Dr Siti is a medical doctor and a consumer of both the products.  Ah Pek was Dr Siti’s patient. He had chronic diabetes and had a ulcer on his leg which didn’t heal. Ah Pek was on insulin jabs and his weight dropped from 75kg to 45kg. He would frequently visit Dr Siti’s clinic in Jementah with his family members supporting him as he was too weak.  One day, Ah Pek came to his clinic with his sugar level dropped to 5 mmol/l.  He was then off insulin jabs.  It was then that Ah Pek introduced the hydrogen water and carotenoids supplement to Dr Siti. And the rest they say is history.

The picture below shows Dr Siti and Ah Pek holidaying in Italy recently. They had both won a free holiday to Italy, courtesy of the company distributing the supplements.  At 74 years old, Ah Pek is in the pink of health. He could explore the Vatican City and climb up to Coloseum.

Just a farmer and Ah Pek is now earning a 5-figure monthly income from Naturally Plus. Next year, he will be well on his way to earn a 6-figure monthly income.  And he achieved all these in less than 4 years, amazing!

It is wonderful that Ah Pek has his health and life back (when Dr Jalil expected him to be in deep trouble) and is traveling the world now and very fit to do so!

Ah Pek only has 3 sponsors / downlines – his wife, Dr Siti and another lady 😂😂😂 and yet he is able to earn such a comfortable passive income from Naturally Plus.  If only I could be half as ‘lucky’ as him. Well, with patience and persistence, I believe that I can. Give me another 2 years ya!

Whatsapp / call me at 019 266 4290 or email me at shireenyong@gmail.com to find out more.

 

Molecular Hydrogen in the Huffington Post

Today I read an interesting article on “Hydrogen Water Could Help Reduce Free Radical Activity” in the Huffington Post dated 30 August 2016. WOW! For those of you who had emailed me with skepticism on hydrogen water, do give this article a read ya 😉

Yes I know our regular tap water has hydrogen but this particular hydrogen infused water that I am drinking now has much, much more.

There are nearly 400 studies on the effects of hydrogen water issued by universities and research institutes.

The hydrogen water that I am consuming now has the purest grade of commercially produced hydrogen with the highest quality to remove those free radicals in our body.

Do drop me an email at shireenyong@gmail.com or Whatsapp 019 266 4290 to know more.

 

First Day Of School Holiday

Activity on the first day of school holiday today…

Cass and her 2che playing Blokus and Chinese animal chess. All started in  a jovial mood but it ended with 2 sore and screaming girls with no one admitting defeat, haiz…

But all was peaceful again when they were glued to the idiot box.

As I am typing this post now, Alycia and Sherilyn are downstairs playing badminton, jogging and then to the gym.  Cass and I will be joining them at the gym in a moment.

I’m still enjoying my school holiday, though I feel like I have so little time left to do my own things when I get an extra of 2 hours sleep in the morning. Oh well, I can’t have the best of both worlds.   Anyway, I am still happy it’s a holiday where there is no stress to rush from one thing to another 😀

 

 

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!

 

Our Easter Sunday – 5 April 2015

After church, we had Japanese at Edo Ichi @ Nexus, Bangsar South.

 

 

 

Cold noodles with cold broth and raw quail’s eggs but err, we find the raw egg mixture too yucky and omitted it in the cold broth.

 

Green tea ice-cream with red bean. Not my idea, of course. I don’t spoil the kids with ice-creams at Japanese restaurants as they are expensive. Their ever indulgent foodie daddy’s treat to them!  Me – I’ll buy them ice-cream potong as treats – only 95 sen each. Call me el cheapo la, but I think kids don’t need expensive treats 😛  They can spoil themselves when they earn their own money.

My kids and I are hard core fan-see of Japanese. We really don’t mind having Japanese 3x a day haha!  That night, we had Japanese again!  At the Japanese restaurant at our condo 😀

Cass and her favorite che che monkeying around…

 

These days, Cass brings along a pack of Izumio hydrogen water with her wherever she goes to.  She does not drink tea or coffee as caffeine stimulates the bladder by increasing bladder activity and exacerbates the urine leakage.  She has so much confidence and trust in Izumio now that she diligently drinks her Izumio everyday.  Our goal is to achieve  0-diaper by year’s end 🙂

 

 

Chinese New Year 2015

Gong Xi Gong Xi to all my readers!  How has the start of the year of the wooden sheep been to you? I hope that everyone has been having a great time eating, bonding, traveling, shopping or simply chilling out at home doing nothing.

We spent our day shopping and lunching at Pavillion on the first day of CNY. On the 2nd day of CNY, we loitered at Mid Valley Megamall. On the 3rd day, we hung out at Avenue K and today we had our Yap family reunion lunch at a Chinese restaurant at Shaw Parade.

After lunch at a Japanese restaurant on the first day of CNY, we went window shopping and camwhoring at Tokyo Street.

 

Cass is still very much into her roller skates shoes and wears them wherever she goes to these days. She can skate very well now, gliding up and down the floors of the malls, twirling and gyrating gracefully but she can get on everyone’s nerves when she squashes our toes with her roller shoes!

 

 

Lion dance performance at Pavillion on the 1st day of CNY…

 

 

 

I’d like to wish all my readers a very prosperous, happy, auspicious  and smooth sailing year of the sheep.  May all the bad luck that lurked in our lives the previous year exit from our lives and may only good luck stay within 🙂