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This blog captures the musings and anecdotes of the daily life of a Malaysian who is now living in Melbourne, Australia.



Eats: Antipodean Cafe, Bangsar

Today was a rather interesting day. I don't normally come down to Bangsar on a weekday noon, but due to an interesting shout out on FB, I did today!

I finally met the elusive Janice Ward after four years of chatting on FB. It was actually a farewell gathering for one of her mates. Janice looks younger and is pretty in person. ;-)

For lunch, I ordered the Big Breakfast (Rm19) and a Flat White (Rm9).

The portions for the Big Breakfast served was big, with heaps of mushrooms, and
scrambled eggs, a pork sausage, and two pieces of toast. Its actually good to be shared with another
person (who is a small eater).

I was expecting the Flat White to be served in a transparent short glass, but it was served in a red cup.. Hmm.

I had parked my car between the aisle of the shops, which did cause me a bit of worry as apparently
summons are given during peak hours. But anyways, I wasn't issued a ticket, probably because it was raining a little *yeahhh!*

Antipodean Cafe: 
20, Jalan Telawi 2,, Bangsar Baru, 59100 Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
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Elken: Fujita Lactose-S review

A few months back, I bought a three pack of Lactose- S from Elken. I
wanted to try out the effectiveness of their health products.

The Elken website claims:

'Fujita Lactose-S is a 100% natural health supplement to help in

maintaining clean and healthy intestines. It contains 1 billion

friendly bifidus bacteria as well as other types of good bacteria to

maintain an ideal acidic environment for retarding the proliferation

of bad bacteria.

The lactose content also helps increase the balance of good bacteria

in the intestines to a healthy level. Furthermore, its fermentation

will release carbonic acid gas to gently enlarge intestinal walls and

stimulate peristaltic movements, thus helping to expel stubborn waste

from the intestines.

Fujita Lactose-S is also symbiotic. In other words, it contains both

prebiotics and probiotics, thus helping to promote good intestinal

flora and better intestinal health. Besides, it contains dietary

fibre, oat extract and vitamin C and it is an effective slimming aid.'

Weeks pass but I've yet to actually open the darn thing. However,
having not done any detoxification in the last two months, I decided
to give it a go.

Day 1:
At about 15:00 hours on 2nd Dec, I mixed the contents of the sachet in
a glass of cold water and drank it. According to the instructions, I'm
not supposed to partake of any food 3 hours before or 4 hours after.

Within the first 3 hours, I felt the effects. Unfortunately, it was
kind of the wrong timing, as I could feel and hear liquids moving
inside of me, and I was going out to watch a live Performance on the
same evening.

Granted, I kept running back to the toilet every one hour as my
insides were having a jolly good turbulent time.

Day 2: (3rd December)

Today was a slightly less uncomfortable day than the day before. I did
not have to make way to the bathroom for any bowel movements, but I
did feel rumbling and wind in my insides which was a bit
uncomfortable, but less than the day before.

It was comfortable enough for me that I could make my way to S2
Slimming for a two hour treatment, without just a bit of air expulsion
every now and then.

To be continued. . .
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Wish List for Christmas 2012


Wish List for Christmas 2012

Wish List for Christmas:

1. Anything from Fossil. I love their Maddox range... (i like tomboy-ish style mah).

2. Earrings (with min pure 925 silver studs or else my ears will bleed. I'm serious!)

3. Clothes - I really like the range from Puri Padi in Malacca (16 Jalan Hong Kasturi, Jonker Street.), that I bought two dresses on the spot! But nothing off the shoulder for the time being till I work on my figure...

4. Accessories.... (Swarovski, Tiffany, etc)

5. A new camera from Canon (digital range, coz the good photographers somehow prefer Canon)

6. A new touch screen from Samsung (preferably with QWERTY keyboard and long lasting battery).

Things I do not want to get:1) Soft toys

3) Books. (I got no time to read these days)
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Pondering away in Malacca

Sharing the pictures taken on birthday day trip to Malacca recently.

Currently 33 and loving it!! Pictures courtesy of Asta Loh.


For more pictures and story of our Malacca trip, please click here.

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Malacca: Pictures.

Pictures courtesy of Asta Loh.


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Malacca: A lovely 33rd birthday trip

On my 33rd birthday on Saturday, I had a tiring but enjoyable day trip to Malacca with some mates.

I was supposed to have a birthday dinner celebration with today with my mates but as everyone was attending to something, the dinner had to be postponed. As RC had a friend visiting from overseas, we decided to just make a trip out of town instead.

We left KL city about 12.30pm, and reached Malacca close to 3pm. In attendance, there was Asta the acting photographer with her new Nikon camera, RC our lovely driver with his funny jokes and talking non stop, and Dicky a funny indo friend where we got to practise speaking Bahasa Indonesia with.

First stop was the popular street stall Bunga Raya popiah with lard (lemak babi) where we had to take a number to make an order. Our lucky number was 27. It was Rm3 for small, and Rm3.50 for big size.

Pictures courtesy of Asta Loh.

                                                      Some group pictures we took. ^^

For dinner, RC recommended the Peranakan restaurant 'Anak Nyonya' located near the stage where performances were held in Jonker Walk on weekends. The bill came up to Rm72 for four persons and order of 5 dishes. Not too bad.

But it was definitely better than the Peranakan food which I had in Penang when I went there with Jo and her kin sometime early this year. It was a good bonding session as we got to learn each other's different taste buds and culinary preferences! LOL. I especially liked the cinnamon-y sweet duck dish which no one seemed to like!

To end the makan session, we had Cendol with santan and gula Melaka at Bibik House Cendol. It came up to Rm4 per bowl, and Rm5 for the one with durian. YUM. I could easily take two bowls of it but any more is not advisable as coconut milk is fattening!

Before leaving, we made a few stops around the local shops, and I ended up buying two really lovely dresses at this place called Puri Padi for about Rm190ish. The shop showcases interior design and fine furnitures. Since their designs were unique to this shop and fitted me well, I bought them without a moment's thought! Asta also gave me a dress for my birthday, so I had three new dresses to wear!

We left Malacca close to 12am, and I arrived home about 1.20am. It was a lot faster travelling back due to the roads being empty at that time.

Lovely way to end a lovely day ^^
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Pictures courtesy of Asta Loh.

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Note from Jason Leong.


Note from Jason Leong.

Just saving this note here, taken from Jason Leong, a USQ mate of mine. (Written on October 1, 2012)

Hi Chea Yee,

I just wish to drop a note here to thank you for being a friend who continues to stay in touch even though we haven't seen each other for easily more than 3 years. I'm grateful for the kindness you'd shown me in Toowoomba and I enjoyed those years spent worshipping God with you in ANS.

I find you to be a trustworthy and approachable woman and will be Looking forward to the day we meet again. Continue to shine for Jesus where you are. May the peace of God which surpasses all understanding guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus! Phil 4:6-7

P/s: Thanks for being our tour guide @ Hillsong Conference 08!!!
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Eats: Kuen's Farewell @ Street Cafe (SS15)

Lunchbox bulgogi, popular in the 1980s.
Kuen's farewell dinner tonight. It was arranged by Shereen Ang, and held at this korean diner, Street Cafe SS15.


French Sole Winter Launch

So on one lovely Saturday morning (13th October 2012), my BFF, Asta Loh and I made our way down to the French Sole Autumn Collection, located in KLCC. (This is a very much belated post ^^)

French Sole mostly retails flats and ballet flats, which Asta seemed to find a liking to. Pictures were taken using her Samsung Note and assembled using the app Grid.

 Lovely pastries to whet our appetite.
 White wine and french pastries. ^^
 Enjoying a cup of tea.
 Cheers! ^^
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PJ Half Marathon 2012: Post Marathon Recovery.

PJ Half Marathon Number: J8710
So it's been two days after the PJ Half Marathon on Sunday.
My kneecaps were stretched and hurting about an hour after the marathon. I had woken up at 4am, then drove to the place with my companion, and arrived at Stadium Kelana Jaya by 5am.
The place was already bustling with so many people walking about by the time we got off the car.

Festival Camaradarie: Not exactly Half Marathon runners, I guess? LOL.
 So these are my records:
I completed the 3km race in 22 mins. My right heel was blistering and hurting, which I believe was due to ill fitting shoes needed for a marathon.
My companion completed it in 15-18 mins (she didn't carry a watch, so time can't be confirmed). She was wearing New Balance shoes, and her stamina was a lot better than mine.

Lovely new New Balance shoes. RM113.
New Shoes:
Anyways, bought myself a new pair of running shoes size 5 (kids size) from New Balance. They had set up a stall at the place, and since my Clarks "sports look a like" shoe wasn't doing me any good, I decided to just give it a go.
Cost? N.P RM189. After 40% Discount: Rm113. New Balance salesperson says the shoes can support up to at least 15km in one run only. Lifespan to be replaced every 850km.
Post Race Recovery:  
Read this linke here to find out more on Post Race Recovery
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An encouraging message.


An encouraging message.

My uni mate, Jason L, who is now in Brisbane, left me this message on Whatsapp earlier...

'I want you to know that I really like you as a friend. You are a great person and an even lovelier friend. Not let other people tell you otherwise. Keep praising God. Do not lose hope. I may be far away but you can talk to me when you want someone to talk to etc. praise Jesus for knowing you Chea Yee :-)
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London Weight Management: A Time Wasting Free Trial.


London Weight Management: A Time Wasting Free Trial.

Today a mate of mine, Shelby dragged me to London Weight Management. This was the outlet located in MidValley Shopping Mall.

4 words to describe the experience:

Total Waste Of Time.

The first thing they asked when we come in is to ask us to show our Identification Card. We reached the placed about 7pm ish. Then we had to measure our height and weight. My weight was pretty correct. My normal height is 158cm but my height was measure at 156.6cm, which is close to 3cm below my normal height, which I noted. Shelby also commented the same for her height as well.

The consultants told us we had to be separated for the consultation, which would take place after the treatment.. So fine.... But wait, there was another consultation prior to the treatment.

By the time the consultant came in to speak me, it was close to 8pm.

Chea Yee:

Let me share my side of the story. Speaking to me in cantonese, she filled in my profile card noting that my weight and height in a measurement card for BMI.

As said, my height was about 3cm lower than what I normally was (which is impossible for anyone to shrink unless you were a grandmother in your 80s). It also affects your ideal BMI weight by about 3kgs.

I duly informed the consultant that it was impossible for my height to shrink by 3cm, and they had a problem with their height equipment. The consultant denied their machine had a problem, but I said no.

Then the consultant asked me to strip some, so I was there wearing my Elken girdle which bounded my tummy. She then went on about how dangerous to wear a girdle, and it is not good. Blah Blah Blah.. (strange, that was not what the therapist in S2 slimming said. In fact it was the total opposite story).

The consultant described the entire package etc etc to me and what we would get. Then she asked how often would I be able to come in, and how many times do I want?

Knowing that she was trying to psycho me into agreeing, I said 'no, I haven't thought about either. Just not thinking about it' (a bloody good blur reply, if I may say.)

Then she asked me to show my bank credit/debit card to entitle for 'free scrub'. I told her I wasn't interested.

She even asked me to pay for the 'ampoule' which she could then upgrade the treatment for which I am guessing would probably cost Rm120.

Frankly I told her that if it wasn't for my mate, I wouldn't have come. Having said that, my consultant was a little milder than Shelby's by comparison.


My mate who is super skinny also couldn't escape from the clutches of their sales talk.

She was really cross with the consultant, Y who had pinched her arm and said to her in Mandarin, 'you think yourself very skinny, is it?'.

Shelby, though 23, is the plucky kind, so she shot her back telling the consultant how they were wasting our time for nothing waiting since 7pm ish.

Shelby even shared that the consultant had mentioned that the consultant had points which they had to use for customers which could be used to redeem points for rewards.

If that is so, does that mean the consultants pick and choose which of the customers to give free treatments based on those who pay, or give favourable replies to signing up?? Tsk Tsk Tsk.

The Sneaky Credit/Debit Card trick:t

The 'show them ur credit/debit card' is a very sneaky trick... Wahhhhhhhhh damn dangerous. Who knows if they swipe your card halfway and keep your card hostage...

These people might even do that. Wasting two hours of our time. It is better to not entertain any of these so called 'free treatment' and better just pay for the first trial.

We had arrived about 7ish, and by the time the consultant were almost done talking it was closing to 8.45pm.

Then they asked us to make an appointment to come in for another day for the free treatment. I thought no way, (which is probably what they wanted??) since we didn't pay. (not that I cared)

A check on the internet showed quite a number of complaints both across the border in Singapore to Malaysia, so I believe this is how their management must have trained their staff to be like.

So guys, please do your research before heading into these places. Use your brains before letting your emotions overrule you.
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What crazy things would you do with Rm15,000?


What crazy things would you do with Rm15,000?

I was at an Elken Ken Sigma product training today. The trainer, Alvin, asked us to write down a list of things we would do if we could earn Rm15,000.

1. Take my parents and brother out for a Rm1,500- 2,000) dinner.

2. Spend Rm1,000 on luxurious dog food and dog spa for Vicky, my handsome mixed breed dog.

3. Spend one night at the Penthouse in a luxurious hotel in Kuala Lumpur, and bring my family along. (Rm2,000?)

4. Buy Rm5,000 worth of Elken Charms lingerie set.

5. Spend the remaining (Rm5,000 ish) on makeover with a famous fashion stylist.

What crazy things would you do?

The trainer, Alvin has actually done all this. He continues to say this:

'If you can afford to spend this much on the things you have never dreamt of, it just shows you are capable of earning this SILLY much to spend this SILLY much!'

Are you ready to earn that Rm15,000 yet???
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Being single for a woman is not such a bad thing.


Being single for a woman is not such a bad thing.

Today I had a chat with my body therapist. and someone else.

Sometimes its not just a matter of a woman wanting to get married. There is nothing wrong being single these days. But the problem is when a woman ignores what she (really) wants and marry a man where she feels (at that point of time) that no one else will marry her if she did not marry there and then.

These people I spoke to have been married for over twenty years at least and have pearls of wisdom that we could learn from.

Let me repeat what the body therapist said.

She tells me that there is nothing wrong with staying single. However there is something terribly wrong being married to the wrong person who is not right for you when you totally ignore what you really want. You can only ignore so much what you truly want a man to do for you for a couple of years, but there will come a time when all that frustration will come out.

My mate has not shared with me what her issues is (if there are even any issues). But having not consummated her marriage for the last one year leads us to wonder if the husband is finding his needs met elsewhere? She is an extremely enterprising person who has chosen to marry someone less enterprising.  Which leads us to wonder about the the real core issue.

Nevertheless, she hasn't other alternative but to work out what she really wants from her life as the bridges behind her as already been burnt.  
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Elken: Corpsdevere DX Photo Journey

I havent taken much pictures of myself in it the last half year as I have seriously turned into a huge fat blob.....

                                                    June 2012: 
Sentosa Island - notice my disappearing waist line .... 

                                                         July 2012:
With my korean mate, Jo. Ballooning up!

A Famosa- waistline could fill spaces in a triangular prism!

The first two pictures were taken before I bought the Corpsdevere DX. My waist is very obviously non existent! I ballooned to my maximum in June 2012!

                                                    August 2012:

This picture on the bottom was taken in August with me wearing the Corpsdevere DX Body Shaper. Couple this with a minimum of at least two evenings of exercise each week and cutting down on my food portions, my waist is beginning to make its appearance.

I'm still not there yet, but slowly making progress and waiting for the day where I can do without the body shaper but use only the Waist Nipper for maintainence  >_<


Like what you see? If you are interested to get the Corpsdevere DX, leave me a comment with your details and I will get back to you.

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Elken: A Scam?


Elken: A Scam?

Today I realized for the 2nd time, how people can be hostile towards even their own blood relatives who have joined a MLM/Direct Marketing company.

In this instance, after the second time I had asked a cousin to go on a fitting, I was sent a lovely five paragraph email detailing how she didn't want to give me the false impression that she would buy from me. She then went on this lovely story on how she was planning an overseas trip and it was all too costly. (there I was thinking, 'did I ask?').

When queried, a mate quipped that telling your mates that you have joined a Direct Marketing company will engender the same horrified response as someone who is trying to share with them of how the blood of our Lord Jesus Christ saves all mankind from their ugly and dark sins.

*Sounds like a good idea*. Perhaps I should share about Elken and Jesus Christ at the same time, hence killing two birds with one stone.

*Laughs Wickedly* *Gives Evil Look*

Regardless of how others think, remember that the decision to join an MLM or Direct Marketing company is one that no one can coerce you into. If you don't trust or like their products, you should not join no matter how lucrative others say the business is.

In my instance, I really love their Elken DX Corpsdevere Waist Nipper. I love that I no longer look like the blop that I was one month ago in July 2012. Flipping through my photos in July, my waist could pass for a rectangular prism and you wouldn't think twice!

Some people seem to think that MLM is a short cut business, and a get rich scheme. It couldn't be further from the truth.

Everything comes at a price. Goal setting, hard work, patience, and smart networking is essential to make it big whether its blogging, climbing up the corporate ladder, or starting your own business.

Overcoming one's aversion to pain and hardwork is all you need. That my friend, is THE secret to success.
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La Senza: Shows Off Rocks the Party Launch

Another belated post.

One fine Saturday in August, bff Asta Loh and I made our way to Pavilion. Tammy Lim (Plus Size Kitten) and Fatin (Chocolate Catz) were already among the early birds there ^^

Taking a girly group picture

Yummy treats and sweets.
Hunky guys to hang out with.

CY and Asta Loh
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Corpsdevere DX Waist Nipper


Corpsdevere DX Waist Nipper

I was wearing the Corpsdevere DX Waist Nipper to work today in a body hugging dress. The first response was through my colleague's eyes that turned big and wide, and the second was them saying 'Wow... You waist is so thin!'.

Okay, that seemed to say a lot, even though I haven't really lost any weight yet... LOL

Anyways, I have been wearing the Corpsdevere DX for the last few days. A few hours into wearing it, I realise that the areas around my waist and my boobs started to itch.

When I asked my cousin in law (who also owns an older edition of the DX) about it, she told me that it means my blood is circulating, which is a good thing.

A read on the manual explains that:

'The foundation lingerie functions to shape your body. Therefore, it must 'stick' to your skin. When this occurs, the blood circulation system under the skin will be stimulated. Thus, itchiness will occur.'

Apparently this is only for the short term, and after a while, the itchiness will subside.

The cleaning of the Corpsdevere DX has also been quite easy. I use the Lingerie Cleaning liquid which is sold by Elken for this purpose.

It is about 10ml for about 5 litres of water. Since I don't have that much to clean, I measure it pro rata in the included measuring cap before pouring it from the bottle.

First I run the used lingerie in the water through water. Like how you clean your dishes, one does not straight away add washing liquid before running it through water. The same concept applies here.

Then we add the appropriate amount of lingerie cleaning liquid to the basin and let the dirty lingerie soak for about 10-15 minutes before rinsing it in clean water.

After rinsing the detergent off, I dry the wet lingerie between a clean dry towel to let the towel soak up the water. I leave it that way and go off to do my own errands for about ten minutes.

Then I return and take the lingerie off and let it dry in a room with airconditioning. It will dry within an hour.

Now don't you think the cleaning is rather easy, quick and fast?
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I bought Elken Elysyle Corpsdevere DX

Recently a colleague of mine who is an Elken member asked me to go and have a look at their Elysyle Corpsdevere DX body shaping lingerie.

I have been quite interested in their body lingerie from a very long time ago, but just did not see the need to have a fitting until recently.

Something sparked my interest to try out the bodywear after having tried Easecox's. After having a fitting of their Elysyle DX, I had a think about it for the next few days.

Just like the dream of every teenager and young adult to have perfect teeth, they go to the orthodontist to have their teeth straightened.

It is also the dream of every woman to own a shaping lingerie that not only makes them looking sexy and elegant, but could shape and mould their bodies to look better, slimmer and hot!

My upline,Sook Keny has five children with the eldest being 12, and the youngest 2. She does not look a day over 40.. and has an hourglass figure!! She's been wearing the DX for 10 years.

Looking at my own physical condition, where I was veering on plump, and no longer fitting into any of my clothes in the last 6 months.

I didn't succeed very well with taking supplements or dieting, and already started on the physical exercise. I thought it was time I took a plunge into shaping lingerie.

The Elken Corpsdevere DX claims to
- Push Fat
- Reposition Fat
- Lock in the Position of Fat
- Straighten the Back (Waist Nipper/Body Shaper)
- Halt the effects of gravity.

Elken Corpsdevere DX
After considering my options, I decided to just go for 1 x DX Long Set - Waist Nipper (regular) which is retailing at the Normal Price of Rm2725.00, but members can purchase it at a lower price of Rm2475.00.

The second set which is the -1x waist Nipper set + 1 x body Shaper (regular) size retails at normal price of Rm5375, but members can purchase it at a lower price of Rm4855.

I also decided to join as member for Rm75 as Elken currently had a welcome gift retailing for Rm99 which covers the member joining fee. Further too, my total purchases as a member would allow me to get a rebate at the end of the month. That sounded pretty good to me.

Anyways, good news to those who don't own a credit card. Elken actually has an agreement with AEON which arranges for 36 month instalment plan with interest for customers who do not own a credit card.

We'll measure my progress as it goes along.
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S2 Slimming: Arms & Shoulder  Treatment


S2 Slimming: Arms & Shoulder Treatment

This morning, I went to S2 Slimming in Kuchai Lama.

The movements of my arms and shoulders have been feeling somewhat less fluid and clogged in the past few weeks, so when the head therapist, Florence, asked me what I wanted, I asked her to work on my arms...

First she used the G5 machine which works on the surface on both sides of my arms and shoulders for about 7+ minutes on each side.(15 mins treatment)

Then I was sent off for steam bath for about 20 minutes, where the occurring perspiration was supposed to help the blood circulate. After which, she applied the cupping machine (CST) for about 15 mins to each side of my shoulder (30 mins treatment).

The treatment ended with an application of a hot clay mask and Infra Red Lamp for 30 minutes.

I came out with greenish blue black bruises on both sides of my shoulder that my mates were wondering if I was beaten up on the streets and got my purse snatched! LOL.

We shall see the progress of the treatment works, which claims to assist in the circulation of the blood vessels around my arms.
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Acuvue Dailies for Astigmatics.


Acuvue Dailies for Astigmatics.

Earlier this evening, I went to the Eye Street Optometrist at The Scotts Garden.

Acuvue 1 Day Moist for Astigmatism had been advertising their free trial promotion for customers, and the address for this outlet was found on their local website, hence the reason for my visit there.

I was actually wearing a pair of coloured toric lenses, but my eyes were reddening, so the optometrist told me that the pair I was wearing was ill suited for my eyes, and informed me to discontinue wearing it to avoid an infection from taking place.

Coloured Toric Lens also weren't so suitable for patients with really dry eyes, as the coloured layer made it more difficult for eyes to breathe as well..... Zzz, oh well.

I was informed that patients with dry eye conditions are normally not suitable candidates for Lasik operation, as it will further make eyes drier. A side effect of patients who had undergone the Lasik operation is the dry eye condition, hence.

So, I had my eyes fitted for a free trial pair of acuvue lens for astigmatics.

For astigmatics, the degree of the vision of the eyes depends on the axis of the lens. As such, eye fittings are very important to determine accurate eye power vision.

After getting my eyes checked, I filled in a form. They then told me I could come and collect the trial lens once the manufacturers had sent in the stock.

We'll wait and see the outcome in the next few weeks to come.
Dancing is like Life


Dancing is like Life

Today is my last dance class with Vernon. Apparently he is withdrawing from teaching as he has many competitions to participate in.

So I was watching Khai Hoong, an older dance teacher teach the older students how to dance the Waltz. He was very detailed and articulate in teaching them the steps.

It was mesmerizing watching him lead an advanced student.

In dancing, the female has to know how to read the man's signals and to follow his lead.
Not only does she need to know how to dance her own steps, she also has to know how to carry her own weight, her body must also be strong enough.

The man on the other hand, must know where he wants to dance, and also know how to lead, as well as communicate with the partner. This is all done using body language with using any words.

This sure is a tough act to follow!
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Vonza Gallery: a new Orthorest bed set.


Vonza Gallery: a new Orthorest bed set.

Wow, I cant believe it either but I'm already down 8 days towards my goal.

For even as Daniel 10:12 says, even the angels of the Lord took 21 days before they could deliver the message of the Lord to Daniel, so we must persist as we await the Lord's answer. I must learn to remain still and patient, and await the Lord's next step in my life.

Tonight being the last day of the July home fair I am working at in Midvalley, I finally decided on a new Orthorest bed set from Vonza Gallery just before the expo finished for the day. The big boss lady, Lucy Wong, didn't give me much of a discount, but just enough to appease the staff for their pockets >_<.

The range this time was much better than the one I saw at Viva Mall expo, and of course more expensive by at least Rm500, so it definitely is better!

The bed is double deckered with one single sized mattress, and one for the lower compartment. The mattresses and bed set are cream coloured, and came with two free pillows set. The sides are at least not stapled (how dodgy) like some of the ones recommended. Finally, more free size in my room as it is a single size set.

Space is what I really now in my room, as I barely even have walking space!
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Four weeks on: Moving On


Four weeks on: Moving On

So its now four weeks since I broke up with my Ex. I am able to see things a lot more clearer and better.

I'm feeling a lot better, and my wounds are healing slowly and steadily. But thats fine. It will take another 4 weeks before I am completely healed, but at least I know I didn't waste my time on someone who was wasting my precious time on someone who was not going to commit to me.

I had a lovely chat with CAL tonight (who is back in Malaysia for a visit). It is different talking to people already married, and those who are still single and not in relationships.

Hence, I decided recently that it is not a good thing to seek advice/counsel from singles, or people who are barely even engaged themselves on how to sustain a successful relationship.

I guess its sort of a universal code that when a guy says 'My work is priority', it just means that. His work is priority. Nothing more, nothing less.

The problem with females is we don't listen when a guy says that, and assumes he is saying something else.

Its also another guy code to mean, 'I won't put you as priority, so don't expect anything else from me. I won't ask you to leave, as I like your company. I'm just not in love with you. You are free to stay, but I can't give you much attention either.'

So as the woman, the best thing a woman can do in this situation is leave and hold your head up high and with dignity.

Womenfolk, please listen when a guy says that. He really means it, and nothing else. He's just trying to be gentle and subtle without hurting your feelings.

It is just so wonderful and overwhelming an experience to know that you are being loved by someone who totally adores you and is totally in love with you. Relationships shouldn't be that difficult.

I know that God is preparing the right one for me, and I can't wait for that day to come. ^^
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Developing Self Confidence


Developing Self Confidence

I realised that I display passive aggressive traits due to home communication dynamics. As a result of this self awareness, I'm taking ownership of this area and baby steps to develop confidence.

These are some pointers taken from this site: Acting-Passive-Aggressive

Take classes to increase your self-confidence.

Get help through a psychologist or other medical

Stop seeing people as threats and stop seeing yourself as a victim; if you don't want to do
something, just say so.

Own things and do them well;

stop procrastinating and stop "forgetting" things on purpose; people do notice and it wears thin.

Get positive. Being negative all the time is not only a real drag on those around you but it is stifling you and your abilities.

Realize that you are responsible for you and that only you' can make your own life a better, more pleasant one.

Stop criticizing other people, especially those in authority. It doesn't make them smaller but it does make you smaller; it also makes you boring to be around and others are very wary that they're going to be the next target of your nasty jibes.
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Bringing korean visitors around.


Bringing korean visitors around.

So much has happened in the last two weeks. It was an interesting learning experience playing host to a korean family with an infant on pram and trying to get round the city on KL's 'integrated' train transport system.

I am surprised I could actually remember much of my korean vocabulary though I've not spoken it for the last seven months! Some of the sales personnel at MidValley thought we were all koreans.

Nonetheless it was wise that I only spoke with Jo in English when were at the smaller shops so they could not make out our identity.

When I was in Penang, I had a manicure done, and was speaking mostly cantonese with the nail technicians. They could guess that I was from out of town, as Penang is mostly Hokkien speaking.

Even when I boarded the plane to KL, the air stewardess started speaking to me in Hokkien.... LOL. I just let her.

One last thing I must mention is that no matter how much you think you should be constantly be with your foreign friends, as one doing it on a voluntary basis, it is advisable to let them decide things on their own after the initial few days.

No matter how much as a local you know a particular food type sucks, if your visitors insist on trying it because their guide book says so, please let them try it. It makes life a lot easier. You will find the outcome/feedback most interesting.

Also, if you are physically exhausted, please take a rest as when you need to and let your visitors get around the foreign city Free & Easy. (preferable if there is an english speaker amongst them).

The foreign visitors will enjoy the visit better and appreciate the city more just as much on their own.
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Beautiful Affirmations

Beautiful Affirmations

I am beautiful no matter what people say

I love life

I feel good about myself

I love who I am

Life loves me

Life works for me

I will become a better me

I will prioritize and look after myself

I know I can do it.

It's going to be smooth and easy

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Picking up the pieces: moving on with my life.


Picking up the pieces: moving on with my life.

Picking up the pieces of any broken relationship is never easy in the initial few weeks. However,
two weeks on, I'm taking baby steps to get on with my life.

The first week after my break up, I was fighting with myself and used up a lot of brain energy trying to decide whether it was the right thing to do.

Its now Day 11 after the breakup. I do think of the Ex, and sometimes I feel sad, but I keep telling myself its for my own well being and sanity that this has happened.

I know that I am now creating a new future with a
much more solid foundation--a better me!

That's the way to heal myself and prepare myself to be ready for an emotionally healthy relationship when the time comes.

If ever I get back with the Ex, it has to be when the Ex has shown he has evolved from who he formerly was, and proved himself worthy to be even worth getting together with. History has shown that people take at least a year and over to change, and I don't have that kind of time to wait for someone who isn't interested to.

To help me in my evolvement and let go of the past, I kick started by making changes in my routines.

I've since signed up for Zumba and Latin Dancing classes. Many eons ago, I actually learnt chacha for over six months. I don't remember much of it these days, but having a pair of custom latin dance shoes help me get into the swing of things.

I'm also considering enrolling in Belly Dancing as I have the hip bell skirt that I bought a long time ago. But first, I might give yoga a try as I already bought a voucher off a group purchase site a week back.

Most people start on their evolvement by looking after their health, and fitness level. When you are fit physically, it affects your mood. Meeting up with old supportive friends and enlarging your social circle is also a way to lift your spirits.

A fortnight ago, I finally decided to again start attending Cell Group where most of my FGA 'kaki' was. Its been a while, but it was good to see all of them, old and new members.

My dad has not been too encouraging, but there are some things we have to stick to and do in order to move forward in life when an old church dies. Its a decision I have made, and I intend to stick to it (that which is another story).

Another change that I've made is investing in a tummy shaper from Easecox that I've been wearing diligently since Sunday. I got it off a mate who still keeps some of her old stock, and since its cheaper than the current price, I thought I'd give it a go.

I was trying to decide between Elken and Easecox, but in the end I chose Easecox due to the fabric material type. For years I've been debating whether to get it (yes, years!), and I thought it was high time I invested in something most women would wear.

The diligence is already paying off as my colleagues thought I was wearing it today, but it was actually in the laundry. When I told them that I wasn't, they were surprised! ^^

Jo, my korean ex-housemate in Sydney is here now visiting me in Kuala Lumpur. So the last few days we've been trying to clean the house. I say 'trying' cause when one of us cleans it, another person will end up throwing rubbish there!

We cleaned through the bookshelf in my family room, as it was a thorough mess. After going through the shelf, we had an entire towering stack of books. Most of it were old books, and it was good time to chuck old things out in an already overcrowded house. There was an old book of poems from my first bf, JK.. I didn't throw that out though.

Jo's husband just called to let me know she has arrived! Woo hoo! I'll be picking her up soon. Her brother and family will also be arriving this weekend, so I'll be meeting everyone.

I know I will have a fantastic week bonding again with Jo and family.

See you guys later in a bit!
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Journal: Evolving & Letting Go: Moving On

Journal: Evolving & Letting Go: Moving On

Its now been 12 days since I made the decision to break up with the ex, Jason. I initiated No Contact proceedings on 3rd July once I had everything that was mine back and sent him a 'closure' email.

I made this decision as I realized and recognized that I needed a person who would be willing to make me a priority in his life.

'Evolving past the break up, letting the past go, and getting your life back is how to make yourself ready for love again.'

I don't say I regret having had this experience. Breaking up was difficult, but it has taught me more about myself and what I desire out of relationships.

It has taught me more about what I know and feel about my own personal boundaries and dynamics in relationships with people.

Sometimes it just isn't necessary to know the truth about people's intentions, but to just get on with your life. Wasting my brain energy on people who are not interested in being part of your life is indeed a waste of my precious time and life.

Last, I learnt again to put myself as priority, and nurture myself. If I can't learn to love myself, who will?

The most important thing remaining is: have the courage to pick yourself up, let go, and do what is best for your self. That is the best gift you can give yourself.
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Be Yourself


Be Yourself

Zen, a mate who has known me for many years, mentioned to me that in the observations of my interactions with this guy I was dating recently, I haven't been true to myself.

Perhaps it takes another person to see you for who you are when you really aren't yourself.

Pondering on her words, I have to agree it is true.

So Chea-Yee, just be who you are.

Love yourself and value you for who you are. If you don't, no one else will.
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Day 3, 3rd June: Singapore


Day 3, 3rd June: Singapore

[this post is a little late as its been hibernating in my draft section]

On Sunday morning, I wanted to head to Botanic Gardens to enjoy the serenity there. That obviously did not come into fruition....again.

I ended up leaving Jurong East flats and had morning tea at 8.45am. By the time I was done, it almost 9.45am, and it took a good 40 minutes from Jurong East to Harbourfront by MRT.

Finally met the elusive Eric, elder brother of Jason who resides in the Lion City. (psst!! He is darn good looking just like his sisters, but we don't need to tell him that, do we? ^_^ )

I passed him some heavy HDDs (LOL... Private joke.) Eric then brought me to check out some restaurants at VIVO City, which I then had to choose between a 'sam sui' (three water) soup restaurant, but my preference leaned towards the pictures of the menu on the Dian Xiao Er wall.

At DXE, Eric ordered a dish consisting of a type of crispy skin duck, kai lan, soy fish, and peanut-ishy soup of some sort, chrysanthemum tea (that came in glasses), and rice.

I was initially tempted to try the 'sam shui' place as that is my ancestral Canton village, but nah....The food at Dian Xiao Er was not bad. The bill came up to SGD60ish. Thanks, Eric!

Note: Din Siew Yee, is a cantonese word. I'm not sure about it in mandarin, but if u watch cantonese dramas, thats what they used to call the waiters/ waitresses in the canton areas. So I'm guessing the food in this place is of cantonese origin too.

Eric accompanied me till my companions arrived.

In the afternoon, Shuh Yong, ex-housemate and I headed towards Sentosa Island.

Sentosa Island:
Admission: 3 SGD (including Express Sentosa train fare.)
Evening Pass 28.90SGD.

We went in through the train to go into
Sentosa. We took a walk by foot and was sweating buckets....

*I was almost fainting to the heat.....*

We then decided to just catch the free tram around the island.

On the last leg before 6pm, we took a bus
that brought us to the Casino. We left the island taking the bus, and then changed our tickets for the cable car access passes.

For rides, we chose the unlimited Skyrides, the Songs of the Sea, and return cable car rides. The Songs of the sea was a short but enjoyable pyrotehcnics 45mins show.

I lost SY after the show (the phone battery died too!) so I took a bus back, as the tickets were with her. I was really tired out, but I wanted to use my Tourist Pass to the max.

Botanic Gardens@ night: Normally people would be home by 9ish pm. Since it was my last night in Singapore, I decided by hook or by crook, to make a trip here. I alighted from the yellow Circle Line and made my way to the garden.

The place is lighted up with many street lamps. There were even groups of people having picnic on the grass. A buggy with security drove around the park to ensure nothing untowards would happen. I really like the calm there and would go again if I have the chance.

I boarded the Jurong East red line train again, and FB chatted with Bryan as I continued the ride, and he told me the interesting spots on it (he lives along the red line).

By the time I reached Jurong East, it was already 11.30pm, and was totally zonked out.

That was a totally well spent Sunday. ^^
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Day 2, 2nd June: Singapore


Day 2, 2nd June: Singapore

This morning I had a sleep in. Was really tired out from my early wake on Friday to catch the Aeroline bus.

Chinese & Japanese Gardens:
Had a lovely walk in the chinese garden. It is expansive, quiet and serene here. Very cooling and romantic. There are lights here, so I'm assuming those were for night walks.

I even met a caucasian couple from Melbourne. I could recognize from their accent. It was an interesting chat as they have a son married to a singaporean chinese lady, and we had extensive discussions about visas, citizenship, and culture.

My mate from USQ, Bryan met up with for the afternoon. We bought a can drink from a convenience store near the Chinese Gardens MRT. Turns out that A&W restaurants closed down in Singapore due to lack of patronage.

Jcube@ Jurong East:
For afternoon tea, we took a train back to Jurong East. We took a walk around Jcube and finally decided on Watami, a casual Japanese Restaurant. The food seemed affordable for the range it offered. We had Watami Egg Salad and a rice hot stone dish, 2 different types of desserts, including Matcha Tiramisu and fountain green tea. YUM. The meal came up to about 30 SGD. I am in love with their Matcha Tiramisu....

Bryan walked me back to the flats as I needed to get back in time to get ready to go out again.

Sushi Tei@ Raffles City.
For dinner, my ex house mate, Shuh Yong brought me to Sushi Tei, at City Hall. I ordered a Sukiyaki with Udon, and Shuh Yong ordered a tempura Ten Don. For dessert, I ordered peach ice cream, whilst she ordered matcha ice-cream. The meal came up to about 60SGD. Thanks for dinner, Shuh Yong!

After that, we took a trip around town on bus. One expensive lesson we took out of the trip, all the trains stop before 12am! Its either the Night Ride or taxis after that!
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Day 1: Singapore 2012


Day 1: Singapore 2012

So I arrived safely in Singapore on a Friday. There was a bit of kerfuffle in regards to the tickets of my trip down here, and not something I want to discuss about.

Jason stepped up to save the situation, so all was good.

Aeroline: They served a standard kosher Subway for breakfast, a serve of hot drinks of your choice, and a bottle of water. There was also a selection of movies passengers could choose to watch for their viewing pleasure.

I watched 'Laughing Gor again' (Michael Tse), and the old movie, 'Catch Me if You Can'.

Arrived at Harbourfront via Aeroline Bus around 2pm.

The exchange rate today at Harbourfront was 1.21SGD to 1AUD. I changed about AUD145 = SGD175.81.

@Sanrio: First shop I stepped into was Sanrio. Spent about 40SGD on notepads, letter and stationery set. There was 20% off on all items, so I was in luck!

@Max Brenner Chocolate: Tried their hot chocolate for 8SGD (including tax). Considering the price, it seemed rather watered down compared to my Malaysian Starbucks Hot Chocolate I had last Friday night.

It could be a bit thicker, and very different from its sydney counterpart. Good try, but I don't think it was worth its price.

@Singapore Tourist Pass: 30SGD (10SGD refundable) for unlimited usage for three days (until Sunday) on all Buses, MRT & LRT.

For dinner, we went to this 'Kopitiam' franchise cafeteria. They utilise a 'prepay' card to use for purchasing food across all outlets within Singapore.

Shuh Yong took me to her place to stay, and we dropped our stuff before heading out again.
We went out on the bus, but I was totally zonked out so we turned in early.
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Amway Detox: Day 4 boot camp


Amway Detox: Day 4 boot camp

So this is a continuation of my detox boot camp. Please take note that I am not a member of Amway, but a number of my peers are.

Day 4

Friday's menu: The start of the detox proper regime using blended fruits and vegetables with supplements from Nutrilite.

Outcome: This morning, I had some carrot juice. For lunch, I bought some a tetra pack of Mango, and Carrot juice from Peel Fresh at the Central grocers.

I realised I started to fart more with it smelling more putrid even from yesterday. Three frequency was higher today, but I was told it was normal.

So one of my mates upline, Robert, came to pick me up from my office. Using his GPS, we managed to reach our detox camp at Genting View Resort safely.

The temperature wasn't very cold though. You could walk around in tee shirt and shorts even at night.

Anyways, one of the members took my measurements at the clubhouse on our arrival.

Measured my weight: 64.2 kilos

Waist cm: Cant remember.

Upon checking in to our rooms in the Meranti block, our boxes of fruits (about Rm50) had been delivered. Each person participating in the camp had their own boxes of fruits.

Each person driving a car was given a 'car pass' they had to show to the personnel manning the gatehouse to each apartment block.

In all, there were about 9 persons staying in the same apartment.

Day 5: Saturday

Learnt a bit more how to work the Philips juicer and how the supplements worked.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner: It was juice for all three rounds with the main vegetables being about

- 7 carrots

- 6 green apples

- 1 cucumber

- half a lemon

- quarter of pineapple

The juice actually tastes better with pineapple and green apple added to the carrot juice.

We used a Philips Juicer which allows you to insert the full fruit into the machine without needed to cut it up to smaller pieces. It would cost about Rm500 ish at RRP.

In the morning, we had a treasure hunt and had to walk by foot around Genting View Resort. I just realised just how out of exercise I was.. LOL.

In the afternoon, we attended an info session on the detox and how the fruits and Nutrilite supplements worked. The info sessions were divided into English and Mandarin language sessions. At the end of the info sessions, there was a quiz with some lucky participants walking off with some special prizes.

All participants had to take the supplements from Day 4 to Day 6 of supplements, however a mate informed me that I should have started from the Detox. I guess thats up to my preference.

Day 6:

Today was the last day of our detox. So I managed to finish all my fruits and veges that came in my box. We had a photo session about 10ish, and checked out of the apartments about 11ish in the morning.

As our fruit supply was running out, Robert and I had to head to the grocers near my place to get more fruits and veges. It cost me about Rm27 just for everything. That's a lot of money just for fruits ...... Zzz

(I figure it might actually be cheaper and time efficient to just grab a drink from Juice Works in future!).

Trying to make juice without a juicer is seriously time consuming and messy! I just realised that I have a pile of food processors, but not a single Juicer machine at home.

Ended up with a pile of tomato and cucumber puree when I tried to juice it the old fashioned way. LOL...

So far I have dropped from 64.2kilos to 62.6 kilos, with a waist cm loss of 5 cm, which is fairly healthy.

It must have been all the water loss, and my intestines clearing itself of all that junk inside!

I doubt I could have attempted a 6 day detox without rice and carbs on my own. At least now I know at least for me, how difficult it is to even lose 1 kilo even when one stops taking rice and carbs for a time when you start out.

Post Detox will be for another 3 days, which will be a mirror image of the Pre Detox regime, which is slowly reintroducing solid foods into the system.

Tomorrow is Day 7, which will be Post Detox. We'll see what adventure tomorrow brings.
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Amway Detox Bootcamp


Amway Detox Bootcamp

So I recently signed up for an Detox Bootcamp under the organizer, Amway. I decided to join as one of my mates, Jason, was raving about the results he had achieved after going through the bootcamp.

Apparently he had lost ten kilos and thought it would do me some good to participate in the bootcamp.If you are wondering, I am not a member of Amway. I just use my friend's account to purchase Amway products when I need to. ^_^

Day 1
15th May 2012, Tuesday's menu: One meat type allowed. Fish is the best. Steamed food preferable. Protein drinks can be taken.

Outcome: I texted my mother the menu, so she'd know what I can take for the next couple of days and prepare accordingly.

For breakfast, I had a glass of milk. For lunch, 2 x fried eggs, one glass of teh tarik.

For dinner, it was I had boiled cabbage, steamed fish, soup and orange for dinner... I'm still hungry.. No rice...

Day 2
16th May, 2012: Wednesday's menu: Only cooked veges. Whole or half boiled eggs allowed. No meat is to be taken. Protein drinks can be taken. Eggs still allowed, to avoid bananas if possible, citrusy fruits preferable, no meat, and sugary drinks to avoid.

Outcome: I had tomato stew with eggs for breakfast, two eggs and a milk tea for lunch, and tomato stew with eggs for dinner.

Day 3
17th May 2012, Thursday's menu: Only fresh veges and fruits. No cooked food. Salads are to be taken without any dressings. No more cooked food, no eggs, no meat.

Outcome: For breakfast, I ended up having two eggs, and orange juice. Couldn't find anything else to have. I found it strange I was feeling rather lethargic today, and even after two eggs, I was still hungry.

Due to fatigued, I succumbed to buying a packet of broadbeans. After some chewing actions, I regained some strength.

For lunch: a tumbler of cut fruits from Sri Kota supermarket in Taman Desa.

Dinner was a bowl of cherry tomatoes, romaine leaves, pineapple, grapes, and kiwifruit dressing. YuM.

On second thoughts, perhaps cherry tomatoes wasn't such a good idea as its sour. When I was living in Sydney, my housemate taught me this tip to use kiwifruit dressing to reduce the intensity of its taste.I'm not a huge fan of cherry tomatoes or kiwifruit dressing anyways.

I'm veering back and forth between having cravings for Nasi Lemak. But no, I can distract myself..

I weighed myself today. The manual weighing machine stated 62kilos. Sounds like a good start from the normal 63.8 kilos I was on Sunday.
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Day 6 of Illness: Viral Fever (and Flu?)


Day 6 of Illness: Viral Fever (and Flu?)

Its Day 6 today. Not sure whether its just a viral fever or a flu, but I have had to cancel three over appointments this weekend, and one on Tuesday. Just in case I'm not well by then.
So it started on a Tuesday.

Well, actually it could have started last Wednesday, where three of us got caught in the rain for an hour when we went hiking up Bukit Gasing. We went back and took a warm shower.

When I met Asta on Saturday, she had already a runny nose.

On Sunday, I met with Syed, he had a cough.

On Monday, I met with Jason who had a fever. His fever started on Sunday though. He said his fever broke yesterday (on his Day 7). Did I get it from him too?

I went to do a blood test on Friday at the Taman Desa clinic (my Day 4). The results came back negative, being a viral fever, I was informed.

ZaYin, one of the three who went hiking has been infection free. I would attest it to the fact that she takes cod liver oil and Royal Jelly supplements religiously? Perhaps this has built up her immune system, I reckon.

ZaYin also does not like to share food.... Good move, maybe thats why she is not sick. LOL.

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Are you going for Bersih 3.0?


Are you going for Bersih 3.0?

So the topic of Bersih was a conversation piece during dinner time. I haven't really thought of it, but decided to read more about it on the blogosphere. .

It seems that the Bersih 1 caused a political tsunami in 2008 causing BN (National Coalition) to lose a number of seats.

Bersih 2.0 in July 2011 was a walk rally, where infamous incidents included tear gas being sprayed into Tung Shin hospital. The aftermath was the Health Minister, Low, and Tung Shin head of board, Ng, both denying any accusations that no such incident ever happened.

And the final outcome? The policemen are the one who are being made the scapegoat in this entire pass-the-buck episode.

I'm sure the police will be more careful this time around for Bersih 3.0, just to protect their asses.

Now there is Bersih 3.0, a sit down protest in Dataran Merdeka. It is held in lieu of the upcoming 13th General Elections, with hopes that there will be changes made towards a more transparent election reform.

The date set for this is 28th April 2012, at Dataran Merdeka, 14.00- 16.00 hours.

It is also organized on a global basis all over the world. For my mates in Sydney, its held in Martin Place at the same time, and same day.

Do what you can for a fairer and transparent government, both Malaysian and non malaysians alike! It is your future!!

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Cod Liver Oil & Vit C for cold, coughs and the flu.


Cod Liver Oil & Vit C for cold, coughs and the flu.

So I caught a fever in the last two days, and I've been taking vitamin C (1000mg), manuka honey and also cod liver oil (1000mg). I did take paracetamol twice so far, but decided to cut down on it.
The advice went:
"If you would like to see for yourself (pun intended) if Vitamin C will help you prevent or minimize colds, please follow the following procedure:
Take Vitamin C to bowel tolerance limit twice a day. If you start to feel a cold coming on, increase this level to at least 1000mg per hour or as much as you can tolerate. This must be started IMMEDIATELY.
Continue this for as long as your bowel tolerance level stays high.
While the C will help no matter when you take it, once the infection has a foothold, it will not be AS effective."

A comment on fish liver old went as follows:
FOR A FLU, 1000mg (or 1g) of COD LIVER OIL
FOR A COLD 1000mg (or 1g or a capsule)
Heck, personally I dont like anything that smells like fish, so maybe Scott's Emulsion Orange will have to do in future...
The information page for Scott's state:
Per Scott's Emulsion Cod liver oil 1,384 mg,
Na hypophosphite 73.9, vit A 850 IU, vit D 85 IU,
Ca hypophosphite 147.7 mg.
Per Scott's Emulsion Orange Cod liver oil 17.25 g, vit A 850 IU, vit D 85 IU, Ca hypophosphite 414 mg
Totally unrelated, but since I do take kimchi, it is said to aid in maintenance of good digestion due to its content of probiotics. However thats for long term maintenance, not when my body has already caught an infection. Oh well.....
So what do you take to maintain your health these days?

 My health was back to normal after 7 days. I was still heaty, but it was not as bad as my friend Jason who took up to three weeks to recover as he did not take any supplements during the fever. Apparently he had viral laryngitis.

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My Chocolate Flavoured Meal Replacement Protein Shake.


My Chocolate Flavoured Meal Replacement Protein Shake.

So about two weeks back, I bought a chocolate flavoured meal replacement 'protein shake' from Natures Farm in Jaya One. That costs about RM200 ++.

My aim was to use it to replace one of my meals as I prefer warm food for Breakfast. For the evening meal,  I had to take my mom's homemade dinner, so the only time left for me to try out the meal replacement protein shake was during lunch.

It was a good chance to try it out as I did not want to take the oily and fried food from the nearby mamak shop, which consisted mostly of crispy fried chicken, rice and a whole egg (which is my favourite combination) but always ended up with a bloated tummy in the aftermath.
Breakfast: 4 slices of whole meal bread with tuna spread. + water.

Lunch: Chocolate flavoured protein shake + more water.

Afternoon tea: 2 slices of 'bread loaf skin' bread with kaya and olive butter.

Dinner last night : steamed Pomfret (Bak Chong), stirfried vege & rice. + 1/4 slice of a papaya (two hours later).

30/3: (Friday)
Morning: I had 2.5 home made pancakes with some drips of Active 5 manuka honey & butter. Took 1 Ester C & a pill with ginseng content (for energy). + water.

Lunch: Chocolate flavoured protein shake.

18th May 2012:
I've currently put off taking the meal replacement for the time being. Am now doing the Amway Detox Bootcamp, but may look at this later again.
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Maxis revised their IDD132 rates recently.


Maxis revised their IDD132 rates recently.

So this applies to calls from both postpaid and Hotlink numbers.

Click this link for more information.
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Terimee: Opening Trial Promotions


Terimee: Opening Trial Promotions

So I was at a Terimee slimming salon near my place recently, as these are their current open course promotions available as on their brochures.

Rm588: 10 visits
-UIC (padding) x 10
-CW (cold wrapping) x 10

= RM58.80/visit.

Rm688: 10 visits @ 1 hour
- IC Scrub with HB (Heat Blanket) x 10
= RM 68.80/ visit

Rm988: 12 visits @ 1.5 - 2 hours

- IC Scrub HB x 7
- F70 G7 x 7
- P CW (cold wrapping) x 5

 = RM82.33/visit.

Rm1588: 25 visits @ 1.5 hour
 Done together @ 1.5 hours
- TMO  Heat Blanket x 7
- F70  G5 x 7

Done individually@ 30 mins each
- 2 in 1 (treadmill) x 8
- UIC x 5 (padding) x 5

done together @ 15 mins
-SB (sauna) x 5
- P CW (cold wrapping) x 5

= RM65.32/visit.

I'm familiar with the the type of treatments after my prior experiences with slimming salons in 2009 and 2010. At worst, they won't be as hard sell as Bizzy Body, or S2 Slimming.

But I must admit, the vietnamese thereapists at S2 Slimming, and also recently, the indonesian therapists which I have tried a couple of days back at Beauty Century respectively do render pretty firm slimming massages though.

I have tried the so called 'slimming massages' at Bizzy Body, and it was pretty crappy for the price I paid, so I would not put my money on their services as it really is not value for money.

I ended up disregarding Terimee as I did not think the packages were to my budget, and not so value of  money for money compared to what I was quoted under S2 Slimming.

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Losing all that KL kilos I put on.

Losing all that KL kilos I put on.

Since I came back from Sydney in December, I have been putting on weight.

No thanks to the bad hot weather, and convenience of the car, I must have cut down on my exercise (if any!) of walking every day at least 30 mins (from previously Narwee station). Not to mention, all the night suppers.

I have put on at least 6 kilos since December 2011, and now weighing 62.5 kilos. Scary heh.

Tentative Plan:
As Kuala Lumpur isn't exactly well known for its safety for out door walking these days, I have a treadmill I can use at home.

Treadmill - twenty mins for a start, and up it as my endurance increases.

My treadmill from Gintell (Cant remember the model though) is a fantastic piece of beginner's work, as it
- measures your pulse as you run (you need to hold the handles),
- displays distance ran/walked,
- displays how many calories lost.
- has a safety feature in case children happen to walk on it
- has the normal cool down program for treadmills.
- has about over 5 different customizable preset programs for your treadmill walk.

Last night, I lost 50 calories after twenty mins on the treadmill last night with a speed of max 7 km? Not much but a good starting point.

This would also include taking the protein shake meal replacements I bought from Nature Farm recently for lunch. I have to stick to hot or warm food in the morning, and my mom would kill me if I didn't take her home cooked dinner.

Maybe just a smaller portion for dinner,

Not really sure how I'd do it, but doing a weigh in isn't going to do my motivation/self confidence any good, so I am aiming to do a weigh in every 7 days for a start.

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Malaysia: KFC Zinger Burger undersized?


Malaysia: KFC Zinger Burger undersized?

I ordered a Zinger Burger set last Thursday at Berjaya Time Square for lunch.

I have been accustomed to the the size of the Zinger burger that came with my X Meal at the KFC branches near CBD Central station and QVB, it normally came with three chicken wings, a potato mash, and a drink which came up to about 10 Aud.

Such is size of the meal was that I only needed to have the wings, mash and drink for dinner, whilst I kept the burger for lunch the next day.

The size of the burger that I ordered at Berjaya Times Square KFC last Tuesday was so disappointingly small, the meat was sizably so much smaller in portion, and it was not even crispy like its counterpart in Sydney.

I am so disappointed that I will refuse to order the same Zinger burger here as KFC seems to take its customers as foolish, as that burger was hardly filling at all when it charges its customers at least 9Rm ++ for the total meal.

Sent from my Nokia phone

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The Power of Words and Action.


The Power of Words and Action.

(this post was written on 24th October 2011)
If you have read my entries, you'd have known that my weekends for the past three over years was spent learning something. Which in the past years was korean language. As a result, I'm now fairly conversant in Korean.

About three months back, a Thai mate of mine and I were scouting for college courses at TAFE and UTS. I ended up enrolling and studying.

Now three months on, I see the same mate getting her academic papers certified true copy. I believe that Actions do speak louder than words.

So it happened one day over dinner..... Like most adventures, thats how it started....

Over Vietnamese pho for dinner one weekend with three of us, a Thai, a Korean, and a Malaysian, I proclaimed that as women living in Sydney, we had to do something of value for each day that we lived.
'We all work hard year in year out, and the years are just passing away. As women, we are not getting any younger. I dont want to live my life like that. I have a goal (which I shall privately if you ask nicely). But before one can do that, one first needs to have the desire to reach it.

Do you have that desire? What are you doing about it?'

One mate jokingly threw a challenge. If that's the case, why not lets pray to reach ours in approximately 14 months? Then we meet back at the end of that time period and share our results.

So this fateful evening while having dinner with the Korean mate, I heard that the Thai mate had heeded my words and put that into action. The fire spread to another over the phone to a HK mate. And then finally back to me.

The scene has been set. We shall tentatively come together in 14 months and let the outcome be known by then.

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Role of a man.


Role of a man.

So I have five different sources telling me this.

'It is the role and responsibility of the man to support the household and the wife and not expecting the wife the contribute in any way. It is a bonus if the wife decides to work.'

It is something to ponder on in this time and age when females seem to be fighting for equality, and buying into that line of thinking where mothers seem to have difficulty when it comes to deciding if they even have a choice anymore to be a stay at home mother to look after the children.

Did the father expect the domestic help to look after the children? Even mothers in law may not want to help out with looking after the grandchildren.

Or is it different depending on where you are located?

In Sydney, sending a child to daycare is an expensive affair. Parents have to be earning thousands of dollars to be able to afford sending their children to the daycare five days a week.

Granted, some of it is subsidized on the days the children come as the australian government is trying to get mothers back into the workforce. On the days the children don't attend daycare, I know of many mothers who stay at home to look after the children.

Sending a child to daycare in Sydney CBD can cost up to AUD100ish per day, whereas in the suburbs is about as much as AUD80ish in 2012.

If parents have two children in daycare, that's twice the amount....

Unless a mother is earning enough to cover the daily daycare fees, it is not worth the effort for the mother to go to work, and better to just stay home to look after the kids.

I concur.

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Youwave: Android on Windows PC


Youwave: Android on Windows PC

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When I decided to start having a go at Words for Friends on Facebook
games recently, it was my mother's Ipad that I used for playing games.

However since my current mobile phone is on a Symbian platform, and my
internet tethering on PC is not really up to par,
I have decided to give this Android program a trial run.

Perhaps I can run "whatsapp" as well. At least it will only run on
wifi when, and only when I want to.

Thanks, but that's just me.

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Bobbi Brown: Illuminating Finish Powder Compact Foundation SPF 12.

So this is what I purchased last week when I was a One Utama with Pom.

We had gone to a few different cosmetic counters to try out the compact powder but finally decided on the one sold at Bobbi Brown in Ground Floor.

Product:  Bobbi Brown- Illuminating Finish Powder Compact Foundation SPF 12.
Shade: Warm Natural 4.5
Price: RM150. (Approx AUD50 at current time of exchange).

The colour of the compact matches my skin colour which is towards the tan side.

According to Pom, apparently it is cheaper than if to buy it in Sydney as it was going for about AUD70-85.

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Learning about yourselves.


Learning about yourselves.

It was an interesting outing tonight. I learnt a lot about myself and what I really wanted in the last couple of days.

The most valuable thing a female can do for themselves is knowing themselves, what they want from a relationship, as well as the boundaries they need to set around it. Doing this sets the ground and pace of the relationship that will follow.

It is important to get to know a person through a period of time in different situations, to learn about what is important to you and what you are willing to accept.
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Hope Sydney friends in KL


Hope Sydney friends in KL

Hi people, how's your long weekend?

I Had A Blast. On Saturday morning, I headed to Uncang Emas office for a 3 hour make up workshop. Even bought some supplies.

Later that night, I met up with some mates who came down from Sydney. Will put up pictures later. Those who came were Pastor John, his wife Lisa, Amelia and Simon, and her parents, William, Winston, and Pom.

On Saturday, we went to Pantai Seafood near Kayu Ara for dinner. It was really funny, coz William, one our Sydney mates was pronouncing it 'pan-thai' seafood and it didn't appear on Google Maps. I didn't think it was 'thai' food. Then I realized he meant 'Pantai' and then it showed up accordingly on the map.
After that the four of us, William, Winston, Pom and I headed to Syed, which is a mamak in Bangsar Lama. I reached home about an hour after midnight.

On Sunday afternoon, we went to Malacca Street in SS2 for lunch. It is a mid range dining place. Ai Jin joined us for lunch too as well.

After lunch, we headed to One Utama for a bit of shopping. Pom brought me around to the established cosmetic counters to have a look at the compact powder.

I eventually settled in Bobbi Brown. Will write about the experience in another post.
After that, we rushed back to Bangsar as we needed to catch our transport to Ampang. We were headed to New Life Ampang for their 5pm church service.

Anyways, we had dinner there, and then on our way back to Bangsar, stopped over in KLCC to take pictures of the Twin Towers night scene.
It was great meeting up with everyone.

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Newcom Karaoke @ Subang Jaya.

Newcom Karaoke @ Subang Jaya.

So today was supposed to be my free day to edit and upload pictures from the weekend on Picasa 3. So much for that!

In the morning, I was supposed to be headed for dim sum with my parents at Jade Pot, Old Klang Road. Somehow that turned into a pork noodles lunch with a mate, Zen. Then we headed for an afternoon karaoke session at Newcom Karaoke in Subang Jaya with some of her other mates.

It was a pretty good deal as Newcom Subang was having a January 50 percent off the Rm28++ price promotion, which also included a buffet lunch. The buffet selection was pretty light on the fare, but customers came with one free dish with the per person fee.

Apparently my mate's friend had to book six days in advance for a room, as today was a public holiday. The karaoke set had indonesian, korean, japanese, hong kong, chinese and the usual english selection for karaoke songs.

Anyways, just made some yummy spaghetti sauce earlier this evening with tomatoes, beef patties, onions, tomato sauce and champignons. Will prepare the other finger foods to be packed for our picnic tomorrow morning.

Yes, we're going for a picnic tomorrow with Asta, Wei Meng, and Chee Chun! Haven't had one in ages. Woo hoo! Will reveal the secret location tomorrow night!

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The 5 languages of love


The 5 languages of love

I was having a discussion with my cousin sister recently, and she mentioned the word 'love language'.
Now, I don't an inkling of what that means, so I went to google it and found the 5 languages of love by Dr. Gary Chapman.

There is a quiz on the site that allows users to profile and find out more on their own love language. I did it twice as the first one was more hit and miss and never really hits the target.
So this is the result of the second try:

Love Language Scores:
2 Words of Affirmation
7 Quality Time
6 Receiving Gifts
9 Acts of Service
6 Physical Touch
Acts of Service

Can helping with homework really be an expression of love? Absolutely! Anything you do to ease the burden of responsibilities weighing on an "Acts of Service" person will speak volumes.

The words he or she most wants to hear: "Let me do that for you." Laziness, broken commitments, and making more work for them tell speakers of this language their feelings don't matter.

Interesting, hey?

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