Sunday, September 30, 2007
Saturday, September 29, 2007
Friday, September 28, 2007
There was this Asian lady married to an American gentleman and they lived in Honolulu ...
The poor lady was not very proficient in English, but managed to communicate with her husband. The real problem arose whenever she had to shop for groceries.
One day, she went to the butcher and wanted to buy a leg of mutton She didn't know how to put forward her request, and in desperation, lifted up her skirt to show her thighs.
The butcher got the message and the lady went home with mutton legs.
The next day, she needed to get chicken breasts. Again, she didn't know how to say, and so she unbuttoned her blouse to show the butcher her breast. The lady got what she wanted.
The 3rd day, the poor lady needed to buy sausages. Unable to find a way to communicate this, she brought her husband to the store...
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What were you thinking?
Helloooooooooo , her husband speaks English!!
Sunday, September 23, 2007
1. People who use their "brain" to work or students who study hard day and night.
--- should drink more chrysanthemum Tea.
2. People who need a lot of body energy to work or those people that do a lot of exercise everyday.
--- should drink Wu Loong Tea.
3. People who travel on a bike or work in dirty and polluted places.
--- should drink Green Tea.
4. For people who likes to sit down all day long and not doing anything even exercising
--- must drink Green Tea and Flower Tea.
5. People who smoke and drink alot of alcoholic drinks.
--- should drink more Green Tea.
6. Carnnivore ( those people who must eat meat at least once a day, or feel sick or not feeling well.
--- try to drink some Wu Loong Tea.
7. People who go to the washroom too often or too less.
--- should drink more Honey Tea.
8. People with high cholesterol and high blood pressure.
--- Wu Loong Tea,Green Tea.
9. Those who work with computers everyday.
--- need to drink a Lot of Tea (any tea wil do).
Whenever you are working with the computer, you should make some tea, drink it when you are free.
Drinking Tea is healthy, it can protect and prevent the harmful Ultraviolet light from harming us (when using computer).
Furthermore, it can also cure us when we are tired and help making our body feel fresh again.
Saturday, September 22, 2007
I just did some browsing at Nichii Fashion City, fashion centre that provides the widest range of styles with the best workmanship at affordable prices. I love some of the looks from Ladies' trendy wear. These are my favorites...
*my wardrobe is screaming for air.....
Friday, September 21, 2007
Today I received a few pictures from Asim (my friend, housemate, "son", mybb ex-student, Saudi Arabian, joker) who just came back from Langkawi. Thanks for the Malaysia duty not paid "thingy". After more than one month staying, partying, enjoying, part-time-ing and "fishing", he claimed that he is still single and available. okay girls, he is not only funny but also very friendly, fun, helpful and happy-go-lucky kinda person too!
Asim and his Korean "gf"
his new friends
Anyway, Congratulations on your acceptance into UM!
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
You love it or you hate it!
I love it. I have been eating petai (stink beans) for the past few days. Almost every Sunday morning, Ralph will buy a lot of petai from the market at TTDI (Taman Tun Dr Ismail). According to him, they are bigger and cheaper. At first, I refused to eat petai due to its strong smell is very pervasive. After he fried it with other strong flavoured foods such as garlic, onion, chile flake, and dried shrimp, as in "sambal petai", it is one of my favourite food!
Also, petai is said to be incredibly healthy with the following health benefits:
Petai contain three natural sugars -sucrose, fructose and glucose - combined with fiber, petai gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy.
Research has proved that just two servings of petai provide enough energy for a strenuous 90-minute workout. No wonder petai is the number one fruit with the world’s leading athletes. But energy is not the only way petai can help us keep fit. It can also help overcome or prevent a substantial number of illnesses and conditions, making it a must to add to our daily diet.
According to a recent survey undertaken by MIND among people suffering from depression, many felt much better after eating petai. This is because petai contain tryptophan, a type of protein that the body converts into serotonin, known to make you relax, improve your mood and generally make you feel happier.
Forget the pills - eat petai. The vitamin B6 it contains regulates blood glucose levels, which can affect your mood.
High in iron, petai can stimulate the production of hemoglobin in the blood and so helps in cases of anemia.
This unique tropical fruit is extremely high in potassium yet low in salt, making it the perfect to beat blood pressure. So much so, the US Food and Drug Administration has just allowed the petai industry to make official claims for the fruit’s ability to reduce the risk of blood pressure and stroke.
200 students at a Twickenham (Middlesex) school were helped through their exams this year by eating petai at breakfast, break, and lunch in a bid to boost their brain power. Research has shown that the potassium-packed fruit can assist learning by making pupils more alert.
High in fiber, including petai in the diet can help restore normal bowel action, helping to overcome the problem without resorting to laxatives.
One of the quickest ways of curing a hangover is to make a petai milkshake, sweetened with honey. The petai calms the stomach and, with the help of the honey, builds up depleted blood sugar levels, while the milk soothes and re-hydrates your system.
Petai has a natural antacid effect in the body, so if you suffer from heartburn, try eating petai for soothing relief.
Snacking on petai between meals helps to keep blood sugar levels up and avoid morning sickness.
Before reaching for the insect bite cream, try rubbing the affected area with the inside of the petai skin. Many people find it amazingly successful at reducing swelling and irritation.
Petai is high in B vitamins that help calm the nervous system. Overweight Studies at the Institute of Psychology in Austria found pressure at work leads to gorging on comfort food like chocolate and crisps. Looking at 5,000 hospital patients, researchers found the most obese were more likely to be in high-pressure jobs. The report concluded that, to avoid panic-induced food cravings, we need to control our blood sugar levels by snacking on high carbohydrate foods every two hours to keep levels steady.
Petai is used as the dietary food against intestinal disorders because of its soft texture and smoothness. It is the only raw fruit that can be eaten without distress in over-chronicler cases. It also neutralizes over-acidity and reduces irritation by coating the lining of the stomach.
Many other cultures see petai as a “cooling” fruit that can lower both the physical and emotional temperature of expectant mothers. In hoiland, for example, pregnant women eat petai to ensure their baby is born with a cool temperature.
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) :
Petai can help SAD sufferers because they contain the natural mood enhancer, tryptophan.
petai can also help people trying to give up smoking. The B6, B12 they contain, as well as the potassium and magnesium found in them, help the body recover from the effects of nicotine withdrawal.
Potassium is a vital mineral, which helps normalize the heartbeat, sends oxygen to the brain and regulates your body’s water balance. When we are stressed, our metabolic rate rises, thereby reducing our potassium levels. These can be rebalanced with the help of a high-potassium petai snack.
According to research in “The New England Journal of Medicine, ” eating petai as part of a regular diet can cut the risk of death by strokes by as much as 40%”
Those keen on natural alternatives swear that if you want to kill off a wart, take a piece of petai and place it on the wart. Carefully hold the petai in place with a plaster or surgical tape!
So, you see, petai really is a natural remedy for many ills. When you compare it to an apple, it has four times the protein, twice the carbohydrates, three times the phosphorus, five times the vitamin A and iron, and twice the other vitamins and minerals. It is also rich in potassium and is one of the best value foods around. So maybe its time to change that well-known phrase so that we say, “A Petai a day keeps the doctor away.”
PM Dr.Aminuddin AHK
Medical faculty of UKM
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Men: What to have for dinner?
Men: Why not we have steamboat?
Women: Don't want la, eat steamboat later got pimples on my face.
Men: Alright, why not we have Si Chuan cuisine.
Women: Yesterday ate Si Chuan, today eat again?
Men: Hmm..... I suggest we have seafood.
Women: Seafood no good la, later I got diarrhea.
Men: Then what do you suggest?
Women : Whatever..
Men: So what should we do now?
Men: How about watching movie? Long time we didn't watch movie.
Women: Watching movie no good la, waste time only.
Men: How about we play tennis, do some exercises?
Women: Exercise in such hot day? You not feel tire meh?
Men: Then find a cafe and have a drink.
Women: Drink coffee will affect my sleep.
Men: Then what do you suggest?
Men: Then we just go home lo.
Women: You decide.
Men: Let take bus, I will accompany you.
Women: Bus is dirty and crowded. Don't want la.
Men: Ok we will take Taxi.
Women: Not worth it la... for such a short distance.
Men: Alright, then we walk lo. Take a slow walk.
Women: What to walk with empty stomach woh?
Men: Then what do you suggest?
Women: You decide..
Men: Let's have dinner first.
Men: Eat what?
(Look around... no one here, gonna kill her....)
Saturday, September 15, 2007
Knowing absolutely nothing about blogs and personal websites (or blogging), Ralph set one up and I entered my first post. In the process of producing a blog, I have learnt (and continue to learn) computer-related things which I didn't know before.
I found myself itching to write. I needed an outlet to write and rant for my thoughts, my opinions and share my discoveries with others. Blogging is a part of who I am. It is a form or memory for me to record. I express my thoughts and feelings better in writing than I do verbally.
It will provide a way for me to get to know more readers and fellow bloggers from all over the world, seeing their faces even from the sidebar.
Blogging is fun. After all I am the one doing all the writing here!!!
Enjoy Your Weekend everyone!
Thursday, September 13, 2007
Usually, it is grown in the tropical lowlands. It is a tropical fruit. It can be grown with organic fertilizer, without any pesticide and chemical. Therefore, dragon fruit gain its reputation on the market as a healthy fruit. This fruit does not grow well in winter cold or summer heat, so its availability is limited, making it a highly prized treat.
The fruit is rich in Vitamin C and water soluble fiber. It is also claimed to have a high nutritional and medicinal value such as cleanse body toxins, reduces high blood pressure, lower cholesterol, regulate blood circulation, stabilize blood glucose, strengthen immune system, improve digestive system, relief body heatiness effectively, prevent cancer, enhance smooth and beautiful complexion. Some say that it has the functions of improving eyesight and preventing hypertension. It is also used to flavor drinks and pastries. Besides the fruit, unopened flowerbuds are cooked and eaten as vegetables.
With all these qualities, do I have to explain why it referred as the fruit of "the 21st century"?
Why it's called dragon fruit is beyond me. Does anyone know?