MCO Day 75 ~ 31 May 2020 (Sunday)

I can’t believe that five months of the New Year just flew past us, with 2.5 months spent sheltering at home. When I was a school girl, we were told that Wawasan 2020 (Vision 2020) is the year that many great things would happen. We were asked umpteen times to write essays on this topic and there were drawing and coloring competitions on this seemingly important Vision that our then Prime Minister (who was Dr Mahathir) had for everyone.  We imagined that in over 30 years’ time, cars would be flying in the sky and everything would be automated and everyone could fly to the Moon. Who would have guessed the actual reality in 2020 – a country that is plunged into a massive timeout; the entire world is in a standstill; and World War III happened, fighting against an invisible Virus!

The sky at 7 a.m. today looks like a scene from Independence Day but instead of alien invasion on the Earth, our Earth is invaded by Virus, as destructive as the aliens from Independence Day.

After lunch, hubs asked me to follow him to Gardens Mall as he has to shop for ingredients to cook for a VIP catering event on Tuesday.   Fortunately, the queue wasn’t long when we reached Jaya Grocer at around 1 p.m.

The situation at the mall looked very normal with long queues at eateries. Some families came with their young kids and it certainly didn’t look as if our country is in a recession and people are jobless.  A family even brought their infant and toddler to the mall! I think that’s not necessary and should be avoided.

Our loot for the week – mine in pink and floral recyclable shopping bags and his in the other trolley.

Hubs got a punnet of pretty edible flowers as bento box decor for the function, which will be attended by VIPs with media presence.

The mushroom pasta will be cooked in black truffle flavored olive oil, which imparts a restauranty flavor to the dish, befitting VIPs. This small bottle of 50ml costs a whopping RM54!

After shopping, we had lunner at Din Dai Fung and bought dinner takeout for those at home. The girls are longing to go mall shopping but I’m not ready to bring them to the mall just yet.

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6 Benefits of Adding CBD to Your Daily Routine

There has bee a lot of hype about CBD products and the many ways you can use them to improve your life and health. Researchers are still wading through the numerous claims, but hey have identified several areas where CBD appears to have positive results. If you have been left wondering what, exactly, this miracle-compound can do, now is the time to find out.

1. Reduce Anxiety
CBD appears to reduce the effects and symptoms of anxiety disorders. It interrupts chemical signals in the brain that cause cortisol production. This results in a general feeling of calm and relaxation. This is one of the most widespread areas of CBD research, and the results are very promising. High quality hemp products may even help reduce symptoms associated with life-changing disorders like PTSD.


2. Improve Your Mood
Depression can affect every aspect of your life. It ranges from severe to mild. Some people experience SAD, which is a form of depression that manifests during the winter’s short days. Regardless of the severity or underlying cause, current research supports the use of CBD as a possible treatment option.

3. Alleviate Pain and Inflammation
Hemp-based products for pain are widely available. They range from edibles and oils to topical creams, lotions and ointments. There is plenty of evidence to support using these compounds for pain relief. The effectiveness appears to be connected to their effects on pain receptors found throughout the human endocannabinoid system. The best CDB product for your pain will depend on its cause and location. It may also help reduce inflammation by initiating healing processes.

4. Relieve Nausea 
Certain types of nausea and vomiting, particularly when it is an effect of chemotherapy and other cancer treatments, may be relieved by using cannabidiol. This is great news for people undergoing these treatments whose side effects can interfere with their administration.

5. Protect Neurological Function
You have probably heard about the amazing results obtained with CBD for the treatment and management of certain forms of epilepsy. There is even an FDA-approved drug that harnesses its power. Researchers are finding it may also have benefits for those living with neurological conditions like Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and Multiple Sclerosis.

6. Clear and Soothe Acne
Cannabidiol has powerful anti-inflammatory properties. It also helps initiate healing. Both of those qualities make it a great tool in the fight against acne. The science on how this works is still out, but many people claim to have achieved clearer skin with consistent use.

There are many uses for CBD. Because its use is relatively new, scientists are still working to uncover how it works and what doses are most effective. Despite that, many people have adopted it as part of their regular health regimen.

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