3 Ways To Treat Your Shoulder Pain

If you’ve been experiencing shoulder pain, you’re not alone. In fact, studies have shown that up to 67% of people deal with shoulder pain at some point. This can be tiring and sometimes even prevent you from carrying out daily activities. Thankfully, there are a few ways you can treat your shoulder that have been shown to provide relief. Take a look.

1. Consult a Specialist

If you’re having severe pain or just can’t quite put your finger on what’s wrong, the best course of action is always to see a specialist. A chiropractor, for instance, could help diagnose you and recommend treatments. The best part is, experts could be more accessible than you think! For instance, you can easily get treatment for Frozen Shoulder Lincoln Square.

2. Try Epsom Salt Baths

If you think your shoulder pain might be due to cramping, an Epsom salt bath could help relax your muscles. This is because Epsom salts, named after their discovery location of Epsom, England, contain high amounts of magnesium. Simply fill up your bathtub with warm water, add the salts and enjoy a 15-minute soak.

3. Apply an Ice Pack

Finally, sometimes an old-fashioned ice pack or even a cold compress could be enough to provide the soothing relief you need. For a makeshift cold pack, try putting a small bag of ice inside a pillowcase and applying it to the area for ten minutes. If you try this method, be careful to never apply ice directly to the skin, as you could risk getting frostbite.

Shoulder pain can be frustrating to deal with, disruptive to your daily activities and greatly impact your quality of life. Thankfully, there are a few steps you can take to treat it. Try one of these remedies the next time your shoulder’s acting up, and you’re sure to start feeling better in no time.

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3 Things You Should Know About Robotic Surgery

If you have an upcoming procedure and have been wondering whether scheduling robotic surgery could be right for you, there are a few things you should know. While over 48 million surgical and nonsurgical procedures are performed in the United States each year, robotic surgeries are a relative newcomer to the scene. While it might sound intimidating, this highly advanced technology can actually make a big difference in your procedure experience, rate of recovery and final result. To learn more about robotic surgery and what it could mean for you, read on.

1. It’s Often Minimally Invasive

If you want your procedure to be minimally invasive, robotic surgery could be a good option. It uses physician-controlled robotic technology to assist in the surgical procedure, enhancing the surgeon’s abilities and helping make the procedure safer. It’s also more accessible than you might think – for instance, you can find a surgeon Victorville CA and weigh whether robotic surgery could be right for you.

2. It Has Excellent Success Rates

According to recent research, some robot-assisted procedures have had success rates of between 94% and 100%! This high level of success makes robotic surgery at least on par with the minimally invasive laparoscopic approach. The data indicates that robotic surgery could be a growing trend to watch.

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3. Procedures May Take Slightly Longer

One potential downside to consider is that robotic surgeries can sometimes take a bit longer than traditional ones. Whether an extra hour or more added to your procedure makes a difference depends on your condition or sometimes simply your preferences. When in doubt, consult your doctor about whether it’s an important factor in your situation.

If you need a surgical procedure and are considering minimally-invasive options, robotic surgery could be the right option for you. Talk to your doctor and you could look forward to an easier recovery and improved results!

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RMCO Day 12 ~ Sunday, 21 June 2020 (Father’s Day)

Hubs has been swamped with work for the past two weeks on a project. He’s providing consultancy service to a client to set up a kitchen for a bistro. As the client needs the kitchen to be built in express speed so that it can be ready for the bistro to start business pronto, hubs has to camp at the client’s site,  literally.  Everyday, he leaves the house for  his office very early to settle his catering and arrangements for the food boxes for delivery before rushing to the client’s bistro.  He doesn’t come back until way past 10 p.m.   We try to have a short conversation everyday to update each other on what we’ve been up to.  I communicate via Whatsapp with him most of the time, mostly on customers’ orders as I’m now helping him in his bento box delivery orders while he concentrates on his client’s bistro.   So to those of you who’ve been getting super slow replies from him on your orders (or sometimes he may even overlook your messages), my apologies 🙏  You can Whatsapp me instead at 019-266 4297 if you need a quicker reply pertaining to order enquiries 😄

As part of the SOP of the bistro, all staff and workers must undergo a Covid-19 swab test, including hubs.  So he did his very first swab test early last week and thank God, the result came back as negative! 😁

The bistro opened its doors to customers on Friday and today hubs brought us to the bistro – Sky Pe Cafe to celebrate Father’s Day.

These are the dishes that we ordered. The photos are taken from the cafe’s website as the lighting inside the bistro is a little dim and not ideal for producing good quality photos taken with my cheap phone.

Grilled salmon fillet with lemon dressing:

Mushroom soup with crispy garlic toast:

Fried chicken wings:

Beef burger with curly fries

Mee Siam:

Seafood pasta:

Australia grass-fed ribeye steak:

Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the food, comprising Western and local cuisines which are priced pretty reasonably.

Patrons’ temperatures are scanned by a facial recognition thermometer before they go through a Bacteriostatic Atomization Intelligent Door where disinfectant mist will be sprayed all over their bodies!  And  hands must be sanitized too, of course.

Sky Pe Cafe
🖲 No.15, Jalan PJS 8/10, Dataran Mentari, 46150 Subang Jaya
☎️ 012-236 6933
 RMCO operating hours :11.30am – 10pm

Facebook page and website are still a work-in-progress as this is a new bistro.

I’d like to wish all the fathers out there a very happy Father’s Day, especially to my beloved papa whom I can’t be with him together this year to celebrate this special occasion together. But we had a great time chatting via Whatsapp video call in the evening💖

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RMCO Day 10 ~ Friday, 19 June 2020

After 4 days straight of eating delectable rich curried food from hubby’s shop this week, I had to run an extra mile today, in the glorious 10-ish a.m. sun.  It feels absolutely satisfying to be drenched in sweat with rosy cheeks after a 40-minute jog 🏃‍♀️.

I had a light mid-morning breakfast of sugar-free yoghurt and added swirls of sugar-free crunchy peanut butter and homemade caramel, made by our baker daughter.   Today’s breakfast is light and easy as we’re going to be digging into Nasi Kerabu from hubby’s shop for lunch, which is just an hour away!

 

Today our baking queen rolled out tangy and zesty lemon curd tarts.  She split the baking into several days and started prepping the tart dough first earlier this week. Next day she baked the tart shells. And the following day she prepped the chocolate cream for the chocolate tarts.  Yesterday she made the lemon curd and today she filled the tart shells with it. All these were done in between online classes and house chores (her duty this week is washing dirty dishes) with the OCD mother screaming at her to wipe away crumbs, flour, sugar and cream droppings on counter tops and floor before the ants feast on them and make her ballistic 🙃

Lemon curd that tastes like a hundred bucks! This jar comes from the juice and zest of 4 lemons. I eat it straight from the jar, like ice-cream, yumms!

When life gives you lemons, go make lemon curd and lemonade. Sherilyn made me a glass of super sour lemonade sans any sweetener or honey, which helped to melt away the beef rendang and Nasi Kerabu from hubby’s shop 😆

Sherilyn also cooked Japchae today and that’s for her breakfast tomorrow as she won’t have the time to cook anything tomorrow — she’s attending a Fighting Course for PT3 students conducted by teachers at her tuition center.  I’d paid over RM500 for this 3-month revision program just before the Coronavirus pandemic. No one could have guessed that a month later, the Ministry announced that all government exams for this year will be scraped off due to the pandemic and partial lockdown, except for SPM, which will be postponed to the first quarter of next year. Since we’ve paid, the course will still proceed as planned.  I think it’s still very beneficial that she attends this course (to be conducted online until the MCO is lifted) so that she gets to learn everything that she missed out in school throughout the MCO.

In the evening, Alycia toddled out of her room and sprang a surprise on all of us when she cooked! The girl who hates to be in the kitchen and hates greasy hands actually cooked a new recipe which she’s just watched on You Tube and couldn’t wait to try it out!  It’s some kind of Korean tofu noodles pancake, using a little Japchae that her sister cooked, and added soft organic tofu, eggs and flour.  Very impressively addictive, I must say, and it’s pretty healthy too as she used very little oil and didn’t add any salt to the batter 😁



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Fish Head Curry From Catermate

For those of you who missed out on the fish head curry from my hubby’s shop last and this Wednesday, his chef is cooking it again this Sunday, 21 June 2020 just because it’s Father’s Day 🙂

One portion is RM60 — composed of Garoupa / Grouper fish head, lady’s fingers, aubergine, tomatoes and onions. Some of you asked me how the curry tastes like – we all think it’s very close to the famous Kg Attap fish head curry 😋

To order, kindly Whatsapp 019-266 4297.  Thank you ❤️

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RMCO Day 9 ~ Thursday, 18 June 2020

Today I brought Cass to school for her to retrieve some books from her desk, as requested by the class teacher.  It’s her first time in school in over 3 months and the school looks eerily deserted and dusty. There are still no markings on the floors and tables for social distancing, which means that the school has not received any directive from the MoE yet on school reopening anytime soon. When I asked her if she missed school, she said “kind of. I’ts SO BORING at home!”  I’m happy that she misses school; we’re just waiting patiently at home for the MoE to announce when primary school kids can return to school.  Alycia who is in Form 5 will be going back to school next Wednesday and she’s not too zealous about it 🤨  Anyway, she just needs to be in school on Wednesday and Thursday but whether this arrangement is just for next week or the new norm until she completes SPM is yet to be confirmed.

Cass brought this miniature cactus to school for an experiment early this year and she’s so glad that it’s still thriving beautifully after months of being neglected at the balcony. Before she left, she brought the plant to the bathroom and watered it.

Nice view of KL skyscrapers outside Cass’ class

After takeout lunch of Wanton noodles and feeling thirsty, someone with buttery fingers brought out the GLASS bottle of blackcurrant cordial to pour some into her cup but as clumsy as ever, the glass bottle slid out of her buttery hands!!! It happened so fast I didn’t even hear the sound of glass breaking and when I turned back, I saw a scene that looked like some kind of gory murder scene at home:

“Oh. My. Gawd. I don’t know how to clean up this mess!” was all I could cuss.  It was triple trouble!  The glass broke into a million pieces and scattered few meters away.  Same thing happened to the sticky sweet cordial – it splattered on chairs, computers, everything!  And the sticky cordial seeped underneath the solid marble table with NO raised leg.  With no MANpower at home, we could not life up the dang table to wipe the cordial away.

I pray that this sort of real bloodshed will never ever happen to me or my loved ones, ever! Even the sight of this makes me turn to jelly!!

An hour later and with my feet and fingers bloodily poked by super tiny and sharp glasses, we finally finished cleaning up the bloody mess. The toughest part was moving the almost 1-tonne marble table to wipe off the sticky cordial syrup underneath 😡

Mother of all nightmares for OCD mothers!

And some cheeky fella who was prepping lemon curd as filling for her tarts just had to join in the commotion. She dipped her hand onto the blood cordial and poked some jest just for some good laughs. 😆

Our dinner tonight: stir-fried chives with fish cakes, steamed eggs + century eggs + minced pork, stir-fried Gai Choy (Chinese Mustard) with dried shrimps and beef rendang from  hubby’s shop.



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Support for Families Navigating the Adoption Process

Adopting children can be a beautiful way to begin a family; however, the process can be costly, comprehensive and stressful. With the complexity of the process, it can be difficult for families to navigate, so you will need to consider these resources and support systems to help you navigate this.

Services for Adoptions
While there are certainly private adoptions, there is also adoption facilitating service available to support both family and child throughout the process. Finding a reputable and supportive service can make the difference between a stressful and smooth process.

Pre-Adoption Counseling
Not many people know about pre-adoption counseling services that can help family and child through this transition. While it is an incredibly exciting time, adopting children can also be a transition, so utilizing these resources can help smooth that transition for all parties involved.

Financial Assistance
The process of adopting a child can be costly and sometimes even a cost-restrictive one; however, there are grants and financial assistance to aid prospective parents through the process. Do your research so that you can put your funds towards the newest addition to your home and not the process itself.

Your Employer
Many companies offer assistance to prospective parents with the adoption process, as they recognize the complexity of it. Investigate your options with your employer to see if there is any support for you and your family during this.

Your Family
Keep in mind that as you begin to form your new family, one of the biggest support systems you have is from your family. Whether you are relying on a partner, extended family or a chosen family, they are likely to be one of the best supports that you could ask for. If the process feels overwhelming or anxiety-provoking, you can rely on them.

Adoption can be such a marvelous experience, but just like any other avenue to start a family, it can also be stressful. Make sure that you have a plan and know what resources are available to you and you will have all of the care that you need as you navigate starting a family.

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RMCO Day 7 ~ Tuesday, 16 June 2020

I skipped jogging this morning to wash my car that’s not been washed throughout the MCO, which is 3 months!  But something unbelievable and amazing that I notice is even though my car hadn’t been washed for over 3 months, the exterior ain’t black, dusty nor coated with grime.  She was even left outside the car repair shop for almost 1 month recently when she conked out and had to spend her days there while waiting for the spare parts to arrive.   Before Covid-19, my car would get really dusty and coated with a layer of black grime after just a day that she’s been washed.   Now I truly believe that our environment is SO MUCH CLEANER during the lockdown!  The lockdown has truly given our Mother Earth a much needed respite from the beatings and choking from hazardous fumes and industrial wastes that contaminate our air and water.  Our country is even spared from the haze that normally drops by for a yearly visit around this time of the year.

Has anyone noticed how clean your car has been throughout the MCO though it’s been exposed to the elements?  Fascinating right?   In hindsight, I think this MCO has triggered the complete reset button not only in us but in our much loved planet.

My first time washing a car in 20 years!  

When we had live-in helpers for more than 10 years, our cars would be washed almost daily.  When we no longer have live-in helpers, hubs and I would send our cars to the nearby car wash centers.  Now that I have more time on hand, I don’t mind washing my car myself once a week.  After washing her today, I don’t think it’s that difficult after all.  It’s quite a good workout too! Now my pink beauty is shimmering and squeaky clean again😍

A very simple and yummy one-pot meal for dinner today – pumpkin chicken rice with Chinese sausage. This is my kind of dinner as  post-dinner aftermath ain’t that tough on us girls who are in charged of post-dinner clean-up vs. a 4-dish + 1 soup dinner ☺️



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Healthy Indoor Activities for Your Kids During Quarantine

The worldwide lockdown has left many families stuck inside for unprecedented amounts of time. While time together with our loved ones is itself a blessing, enforced quarantine also comes with its own set of challenges, particularly for children who can easily get restless and bored.

While the lockdown is certainly easing in many parts of the world, some schools remain shut, meaning that kids are at home with their parents. If you’re still in a state of quarantine and are looking for ideas to quell the boredom of your children, below are a few helpful suggestions.

Interactive Games
Interactive games are a time-honored tradition. From Follow the Leader to I Spy, parents have played games with their kids for centuries. During quarantine, interactive games can serve many purposes: they keep kids active, they provide endless hours of fun, they foster imagination, and they encourage learning. If you’re stuck for new games to play, why not set up an obstacle course or go on a scavenger hunt? You could also stick to classics like Charades, Hide and Seek, Musical Chairs, or Hot Potato.

Oven Crafts
Baking doesn’t just have to involve cake, cookies, or pastries. Oven crafts are a great deal of fun and can eat up hours of time. If your child has Play-Doh, for example, get them to make something they’d like to keep, such as a shape, animal, or figurine. Then put it in the oven for 5 minutes, and presto! After your hardened Play-Doh has cooled, you can apply varnish to add some shine. If Play-Doh isn’t your thing, another fun oven craft is to bake empty chip bags and turn them into key chains. The baking process is similar to Play-Doh but usually takes a bit longer in the oven.

Life on earth - environment and ecology concept

DIY Projects Around the House
Another great indoor activity for kids is to help with DIY projects around the house. Whether it’s helping with redecorating, painting a section of wall, choosing a designer radiator for their bedroom from warmrooms.co.uk, or getting them involved with gardening, kids love to help. DIY is a fantastic way to keep them occupied and teach them new skills. Plus, you’ll have an extra pair of hands when it comes to redecorating!

Science Experiments
What kid doesn’t love a jar full of slime? Or something that smokes and explodes? If you’re looking for something quirky and creative, try doing a few science experiments with your kids. You’ll need to do a bit of research if you’re not science-minded, but there are tons of ideas out there. Ask your kids whether they want to make something to eat, something to burn, or something that defies the senses. 

Origami
This ancient paper-folding art from Japan is a brilliant activity for kids. The internet is awash with origami ideas – everything from sharks to monsters to cute furry animals. If your child loves crafts, origami is easy and fun. And, if you’re feeling especially artistic, you can take it further and draw or paint onto your creations. The possibilities are endless.

DIY Origami Bookmarks

Being stuck inside during lockdown doesn’t have to spell boredom and frustration for kids. If you are creative, proactive, and able to make plans and set boundaries, there are plenty of indoor activities you can do with your kids to pass the time. Have fun!

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RMCO Day 6 ~ Monday, 15 June 2020

Today I’m feeling a wee bit under the weather – throat is starting to act up and nose feels unusual, the kind that you know a cold or flu is about to attack. I know that if I don’t nip the virus or bacteria at the bud from proliferating, I could end up with a full blown nasty flu and throat infection.   I still went for my usual 10 a.m. morning run to soak up the healing sun rays and popped Esberitox, drank honey with propolis tincture, sprayed throat with propolis spray, gulped down a few packets of Izumio and gargled my throat with a concoction of sea salt water with Melaleuca essential oil, Clove essential oil and Peppermint essential oil several times a day. I used the same concoction to clean my inner nose with a cotton bud.  I think this routine seems to help.  I better go to bed early tonight as sleep is just as important for healing.

Sherilyn cooked meat balls spaghetti bolognese for lunch with the leftover burger patty meat that she prepped last week.  By the time she finished cooking, it was already 3 p.m.  Cass ate so much that she was too bloated for dinner. She’s going to have a 17-hour Intermittent Fasting  if she breaks her fast at 9 a.m. for breakfast tomorrow! 😆

Our dinner tonight: steamed cod fish, ‘Tai Yi Ma Kar Lui’ (braised hairy gourd with pork, dried shrimps and glass noodles) and braised sliced pork shoulder with tomatoes and Bombay onions.

Below: throwback dinner from one of the weekdays last week: healthy rainbow fried rice, stir fried organic baby spinach, sweet and sour fried Mackerel and sweet corn fritters.



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RMCO Day 5 ~ Sunday, 14 June 2020

Cass is free from online classes obligation on Sundays.  Thus, it’s a great day today to drag this dopamine-frazzled zombie out of the house to soak in some healing morning sun. She really needs the much needed sunshine vitamin and happy vitamin after spending 3 months indoors in quarantine.  What motivates her to walk to the shops is the street food that she misses dearly!  😁  She’s not dug into her favorite-est fish paste noodles for more than 3 months and has been craving for it since the start of the MCO.   The mil walked with us too, with a market trolley in tow.

Today’s brunch was high carbs, high cholesterol and high fat.  Sundays have always been our cheat days 🤭.   We bought fish paste vermicelli, wantan noodles, char koay teow, mochi with crushed peanuts, char siew pau and the mil bought a big bag of assorted Youtiao and Ham Chim Peng aka deep fried Chinese doughnuts.  The young chap that sells freshly made Youtiao resembles a celebrity! He’s tall, good-looking with huge killer eyes and blessed with flawless fair pinkish complexion; he definitely doesn’t look like a street vendor with a bandana on his forehead and Good Morning towel draped over his shoulders!  He should have been head hunted to be a model or actor 😆  This leng jai’s (handsome boy) assorted Youtiao are the tastiest and crunchiest in the world (in my opinion) and there’s always a long bee line next to his truck.

My other kryptonite, besides kuih! Tomorrow I’m off to running for 40 minutes again in the morning sun!!🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️



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Dress Your Best This Summer

Summer is here and some of the best things about summer are the balmy weather, clear blue skies, lots of fun outdoor activities, trying new sports, beach fun, picnics, bikini and donning on sexy and cheap summer clothes to soak in the glorious sunshine!

One of the best places to search for affordable funky summer clothes is at Prestarrs. These days I prefer to shop for clothes via online platforms as they are cheaper than those sold at brick-and-mortar stores.  And it’s safer to shop online  in perilous times like now.

For those of you who prefer not to show off your legs, maxi dresses are your next best choice this summer. This frock exudes charm and makes every woman look elegant and feminine. Maxi dresses are very versatile and allows you to wear it for just about any occasion ~ party, beach, office, shopping. If you’ve never tried on a maxi dress, then head over to Prestarrs to check out their amazing choice of cheap maxi dresses. You can see some of the pretty maxi dresses below and you’ll be spoilt for choices at Prestarrs.

Of course you can wear a maxi dress during fall and winter months as well. Summer maxi gown styles are mostly strapless, sleeveless, sheer, made of thin fabric while maxis made of thicker fabric and long sleeves are for chilly weather. Maxi dresses are pretty forgiving. Even if you are on the larger side, you can still look stunning in a maxi. I recommend that you choose floaty and lightweight fabrics, so your bulges don’t appear too obvious. Better go for dark colored dresses, as they have the ability to camouflage unwanted parts and make you look slender.

Whatever the occasion and season, if you’re a dress lover, Prestarrs is the place to shop for them.👗  Happy shopping!  😉

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RMCO Day 2 ~ Thursday, 11 June 2020

After churning out a whole load of brioche buns two days ago, our baking queen finally had the opportunity to roll out her version of Killer Gourmet Burgers (KGB) today.  Being the fastidious and critical chef / baker / dancer that she is, she made sure that the KGB lives up to its moniker.  Almost every piece of ingredient in the KGB is curated, baked and cooked by her –  from the meat patties to the pickled onions, grilled zucchini, grilled sweet potato and potato sticks, caramelized onions and brioche buns. The homemade pickled onions that she made this morning gave the burger the moreishness and refreshing tang. She soaked the onions in apple cider vinegar, Gula Melaka syrup, rosemary and a few other aromatic herbs.  The result is a droolicious assembled KGB that tastes like a hundred bucks!

I can’t believe that this KGB is produced by a 15-year old girl whom I once suspected had ADHD as she was just so hyperactive, mischievous and lacked focus in her studies that I just didn’t know what to do with her!  Thank God all those negative traits were just a passing phase. I thought she was a no-goner when she was 11-12 years old but surprisingly when she went to high school, she had a 360 degrees turn, even with her studies.  I am amazed!  So I still have hope in Cass, who’s going through the same terrible phase as what her 2-che went through when she was 12 years old  🙏🏼

Love at first bite!

Sherilyn’s homemade Brioche buns. Now that they’re sliced into half, they don’t resemble ‘heong pneang’ that much  😆

Homemade pickled onions – this morning she woke up early to start prepping these.  She soaked the onions in apple cider vinegar, Gula Melaka syrup, rosemary and a few other aromatic herbs.

Homemade minced pork patties with melted Mozzarella.

Grilled sweet potato and potato sticks.

Ingredients for assembling the KGB.

A KGB piled so high with ingredients that it’s so hard to bite onto it! We replaced lettuce with fresh basil leaves.

Thanks for dishing out the gourmet burgers Sherilyn! We appreciate your effort very much, though I scream and cuss a lot at the mess you create each time you play masak-masak at the kitchen 😘



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Making the Switch to Natural Products

If you’re feeling the overuse of chemicals in your life, you’re not alone. Now is a great time to make the switch to natural products that won’t dry your skin or pollute your house. Making just a few changes can make a big difference to your health and happiness.

Personal Products
Luckily, there are plenty of soaps, shampoos and body washes out there made with all-natural ingredients. Interest in natural products is on the rise, so it’s easy to find products at the grocery store or a soap company Lampasas TX. Although all soaps contain lye (It’s a must in the soap-making process.), natural soaps counteract its harshness with ingredients like glycerin, shea butter and goat milk, for example, leaving your skin with a soft moisture barrier.

Black Raspberry and Vanilla Soap

Household Products
It turns out that some of the best natural household cleaning products are probably already in your pantry. Baking soda does an excellent job on baked-on food on pots and pans. There is no reason to buy an expensive cleanser. Purchase a glass spray bottle, and for pennies, you can make a wonderful all-purpose cleaner using water, white vinegar, baking soda and a few drops of essential oil. You can even make your own disinfectant wipes with old t-shirts, vinegar and a variety of essential oils.

Pest Control
One of the best ways to kill fleas, spider, ant and roaches is with diatomaceous earth, a non-toxic powder you can buy at the hardware store. Diatomaceous earth can be applied to your home in several different ways. It can be “puffed” into small spaces and crevices, sprinkled and raked into carpets or left under appliances in shallow jar lids. Insects who encounter the powder die by drying out. Once any powder has settled, children and pets are perfectly safe around the substance.

It’s easier to just buy a bottle of something with a long list of chemicals in it because that’s what’s on the shelf at the grocery store. If you want to make the transition to all-natural products, start small, and begin to breathe freer.

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MCO Day 84 ~ Tuesday, 9 June 2020

Today our baking queen baked her very first loaf of hand-kneaded bread, which is Brioche loaf bread and Brioche buns!  According to her, the bread is not 100% perfect as the texture is not super fluffy and pillowy but her sisters and I think that it’s pretty good — super soft, buttery and rich (she used 6 eggs and an entire block of butter for all these). In fact she even marked her Brioche as ‘FAILED’!  That’s how much a perfectionist and critical she is, just like her dad.

Brioche burger buns… but we think they look like ‘Heong Peang’ 😆  Nonetheless. taste and texture are commendable.

Lunch today is Sundubu jigae (Korean Spicy Soft Tofu Stew) again as there’s still one last portion of homemade Gochujang in the fridge which Sherilyn made some two weeks ago. She also made a side of Oi Muchim (spicy Korean marinated cucumber).  Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the Sundubu jigae which tastes so much better than the ones at Korean restaurants as ours is less salty (and doesn’t give me a bad aftermath of unquenchable thirst) and most of the ingredients are organic.

Dinner tonight is Nasi Hujan Panas from hubby’s kitchen.

Today marks the last day of the Movement Control Order (MCO) and tomorrow begins the next phase ~ Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO). Our country is slowly but surely on the way to recovery! 🙏



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Catermate’s Bento Boxes For Lunch / Dinner Delivery

Today the mil needn’t have to cook much for dinner again as hubs has extra boxes of Nasi Hujan Panas for us, woohoo! I love days like these when the kitchen is not so greasy and there are fewer things to wash for the girl in charged of washing dishes 🤗  This week is Alycia’s turn to wash the dishes and she was rejoicing when she saw me bringing the bento boxes back from the basement.  Who likes washing greasy dishes, right? It’s my top most dreaded chore, followed by wiping windows and ceiling fans.  I am so thankful I always have someone to help me wash dirty, greasy dishes.

Compliments like this one, received today, on Catermate’s bento boxes really made my day and hubby’s too:

This message was from another customer of ours last week on Nasi Hujan Panas bento box too:

I’m so thankful and grateful to all my friends and customers who supported hubby’s bento boxes throughout the MCO. You saved our days and helped him save his staff from losing their jobs too.

Now that the Government has allowed meetings and workshops to be held again, subject to strict SOP, we are praying that hubby’s catering events will start to trickle in again and soon, for him to achieve his heyday again.

Below: Nasi Minyak on Thursday’s menu @ RM23 a box:

And Nasi Kerabu @ RM23 a box on Friday’s menu:

Only good quality rice and ingredients are used in the cooking. Hubs is super persnickety on this and we go to Jaya Grocer @ Gardens Mall together every Sunday to shop for the rice and other ingredients.

To order, kindly Whatsapp 019-266 4297 (Alan). Thank you for your support 💝



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