Sunday, December 5, 2010

Diamond for Xmas gift

As the saying goes "Diamonds are girls' best friend" but I would rather have the saying of "Money is women's best friend!" because with $$$ one can buy anything besides diamond! Having said that,I only had 2 diamonds in my life. One is a very tiny (sorry dear if I need to emphasize on the size) pair of diamond earrings which my "dear" bought for me during one of our honeymoons to Bangkok/Phuket which I'm still wearing till today. The other was a diamond pendant/chain which I won from a radio valentine contest.Sad to say I lost it while swimming in a pool (which I've forgotten to remove before the swim).

Since Xmas is just around the corner & since I haven't got a diamond ring from my hubby (our wedding ring was just a gold ring), perhaps I should start shopping around for diamond rings and ask him to use his VISA to buy me eco friendly ones from Created-Diamonds especially Diamonds by Gemesis.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Happy Deepavali 2010!

This year Deepavali was celebrated on 5 Nov 2010.

What is Deepavali?
As we all knw, Deepavali or Diwali means "festival of lights". It's a colorful festival celebrated by all Hindus worldwide. One important practice that the Hindus follow during the festival is to light oil lamps in their homes on Deepavali morning. By lighting the oil lamps, the Hindus are thanking the gods for the happiness, knowledge, peace and wealth that they have received. The Hindus consider Deepavali as one of the most important festivals to celebrate.

The Legend
It is a celebration of triumph of good over evil where Lord Krishna detroyed a wicked demon named Narakasura of the Pradyoshapuram kingdom.

Bathing in Oil Bath
On that day people will wake up early in the morning and take oil bath or Ganga isnan which has been a traditional health habit of India for many decades. The oil bath is purificatory in intent and is a symbolic rite, a symbolic cleansing leading to a new beginning.

Here are some of the Deepavali delights which are common:


Sweet stuff

Deepavali Kolam
is a form of sandpainting that is drawn using rice powder by female members of the family in front of their home but nowadays it is commonly seen in shopping complexes and shops.
Kolams are thought to bestow prosperity to homes.

Indian traditional costume


Hope the above will give you a better undertanding about Deepavali . We as One Malaysian should appreciate other races' culture in order to have a better respect, understanding and harmony to stay as One Malaysia.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

My Princesses'Concert 2010- dance performance

Event : Merryland Concert 2010
Theme: Let's Celebrate!!
Date: 30 October 2010
Venue: FRU Hall

Both the sisters and their cousin Hong in 1 performance:

Musical Dance

My Princess Ju doing the Nobody Dance

Saturday, October 30, 2010

My Princesses' Concert 2010

Event : Merryland Concert 2010
Theme: Let's Celebrate!!
Date: 30 October 2010
Venue: FRU Hall

The stage & footage

Ju in her "Nobody Bart Chiew" Dance Outfit

Min in her Senamrobik outfit

Ju in Graduation Robe

Ju and her fellow graduates

Gals and their Mentor(Principal)

After the concert

Thursday, October 28, 2010

29 Oct 2010 - World Stroke Day

Every six seconds,
regardless of age or gender –
someone somewhere will die from stroke

The World Stroke Organization (WSO) is calling for urgent action to address the silent stroke epidemic by launching the “One in Six” campaign on World Stroke Day, 29 October.

World statistic shows every 6 seconds, 1 person will die of stroke!

For more info, pls read here:

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Medical Uniforms & Scrub Tops

As healthcare workers working in a hospital environment, it is compulsory for us to wear our uniforms.

The most common complaints I hear from my nursing collegues are about their boring standard nursing uniforms. There are not much choice of pattern to choose from locally here.

Internationally the Medical Uniforms wore by medical staff (whether they are doctors, nurses or paramedics) are more or less the same design.For the head of units/department or Health Ministry to choose a Medical uniform/ scrub top to suit everyone’s individual tastes sounds like a daunting task. Perhaps that is why most of the uniform seen locally here are quite standardised, boring and dull!

However lately I came across some Scrub Tops which are pretty cool, fashionable, affordable, even fun and yet looking professional.

My nursing collegues will surely be delighted to have a chance to wear these fashionable range of uniform. They will sure wish that the hospital management would allow them to put on these unique selection of fashionable and colourful range of nursing uniform to add cheer and personality to their daily nursing chores.

My doctor collegues working in the Intensive care unit especially the younger age group might just love the choice of these slim cut, streamlined, colorful and comfortable scrub tops. The colourful patterns will surely cheer up the sick patients staying in the intensive care units and regular wards and even speed up their recovery!!

Malaysia's Biggest Breakfast - Host a breakfast for charity

Hi readers,

You can be part of this charity & fund raising project for NASAM (National Stroke Association of Malaysia), too.

It's quite simple. Just host a breakfast as an individual at your home or as an organisation or even as a group (church or temple) and get your friends to chip in for a good cause..the proceed will go to NASAM to help it's 8 branches nationwide .

For more details , please go here:

Come let's host a breakfast for a gooood cause!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Dominos Vs Pizza Hut

My family definitely prefers Dominos.

Today Mommy went on cooking strike, so Dominos delivers in less than 30 mins. Was hoping that they would be slightly late, then we got to get a free regular pizza voucher. LOL!!

Here are our choices:

Half Half Crispy Thin Crust Chicken Aloha & Chicken Pepperoni

Tuna Temptation

Banana Kaya Mini Pizza

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

My very own Wonder Girls

Caught my little girls practising their "NOBODY" dance steps that day for their Concert sometime to be held end of this month.

So I quickly grabbed my camera and asked them to perform in fornt of my camera.

Hope you enjoy this video just like I do (I've been replaying so many times):

Monday, September 27, 2010

Nice Japanese Food in Ipoh

Those of you who fancy Japanese food, I would like to recommend this place to you with good value for money Japanese food.

I've been twice to this Japanese Restaurant called Akamomiji. Once with some old classmates and second time with my family & mom dearest.

Some of the recommended orders are as follows:

1) " Men Thai Spaghetti"

2) Japanese lou sang

3) Potato Salad

4) Tori Teriyaki

5) Akamomiji Bento

6)Unagi Bento

7) Dessert: lemon ice -cream (great for digestion)

4) My kids with the beautiful background in our enclosed room.

The restaurant ownner/directorMr. Tan is very warm & friendly. He would personally recommend you some orders to try especially if you are 1st time there & not sure what's worth trying
If you are in Ipoh near the North South highway going to KL, you may wanna try out this restaurant. Here's the contact:

AKAmomiji Japanese Restaurant
36-38 Medan Ipoh 1E,
31400 Ipoh, Perak

(between the Mc Donalds/ Petronas and TESCO Express, behind the row of shoplots facing the main road)

Contact Mr. Tan to prebook your personal room: 01 2516 3998.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Happy Lantern Festival 2010!

To all Chinese celebrating this Lantern festival, may you have a great & warm bonding with your loved ones on this beautiful day!
Mooncakes, Lanterns, great fellowship under the fullmoon!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Watermelons r DANGERous ??

Just received an email today stating the above.

Here's the content:


This is because the watermelon planters put Furadan, a powerful insecticide (a poison), into the soil before planting the watermelon to kill and keep away insects, especially ants. Experts confirm that Furadan is active for one whole year (12 months), and is most powerful and effective during the first 90 days. The problem is this: The watermelons mature and are picked after 55 days, when the Furadan is still powerful, and a lot of it is INSIDE THE WATERMELONS! Meaning the watermelon is filled with poison!Furadan especially DAMAGES THE KIDNEYS the organs which have to filter pollution from the blood!

What do you think? True or false?
I would love to hear comments from you- especially those who are working in agricultural & chemical line. TQ

Have a sweet day..dare to eat watermelon again?? LOL!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Elegant Pieces of Artistic Collection

On my recently created new blog named ArtisticPhysiomom on blogspot, I was searching for artistic stuff to blog about, ranging from artistic meals to art & crafts, advertisements, hairstyles, etc.

I happened to bump into a great selection of something I would call unique,artistic, elegant & superb craftsmanship.

These Murano glass pieces & jewellery are ideal gifts for my good friend's birthday which is around the corner & a colleague's upcoming wedding.I'm also solely tempted to get one for my own artistic collection particularly the Murano Birds (though I'm not a bird lover). The love bird set would be an ideal ,thoughtful and elegant wedding gift for my cousin brother's wedding in October - one that will be treasured for a lifetime. I find the details and gracefulness captured by Murano artisans are so captivating.

What also caught my attention was the Murano glass pendant. Each piece is handmade in a traditional manner with no two pieces are alike. Be it in my casual outfit, work or night wear, I'm pretty sure these pendants will sure to add elegance, style & artistic pride to the wearer!

Emmm.. so shall I get the Pink Candy Murano or the Black Candy Necklace or Arianna Ruby pendant or...

My gosh! So many to choose , cant even make up my mind on which to get at the irresistible "slashed down prices".

Perhaps you should also pamper & indulge yourself with one of these collections as a great apiece of artistic jewellery & keepsake. Let me know which is your preferred choice , OK.?

Friday, September 10, 2010

Putting Your Child's Best FOOt forward.

I used to hear old granny said "never let babies wear shoes when their feet are not ready". Nowadays everyone seem to be talking about healthy feet especially for kids and shoes play a very important role to provide the right comfort & support to ensure proper arch support for your kids'feet.

Thus, it's really important to measure a child's feet accurately before buying them every pair of shoes.
Be it a prewalker boy or girl's baby shoes

or your baby's 1st walking shoes:

That's because ill-fitting shoes can have a serious impact on your child's foot health for years to come.

To be sure that your child is wearing shoes that fit properly, we should find retailer who have trained staff to measure and fit your child with shoes, or if that's not convenient, use one of their specially developed tools to help you to measure your child's feet at home.

Take a look at this useful video to learn the important things to look for when fitting your daughters buckle up school shoes. Here you will find very informative guide on how to check if your kids' shoe is suitable and well fitted for your child's delicate feet.You can learn to be your own expert in checking your kids' feet and their shoes fitting.
For more information on fitting and advice for girl's shoes please visit

Nowadays buying shoes online for your little ones can be so much more convenient and gives you more confident when you have this tool called "Click & Fit".

The video shows how an innovative new technology (developed by a kids' shoe manufacturer) can help parents measure their kids' feet from home. Measuring childrens feet at home can be done quickly and easily with Click'n'Fit by parents who wish to buy fitted kids shoes online.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Cognitive Effects of STROKE (Stroke part 5)

A person who has had a stroke may suddenly have trouble speaking, or be unable to recall names or faces. While normal, this is quite frightening, and requires treatment.

Take a look at this video for some facts about the cognitive effects which occurs following a stroke such as dementia(loss of memory), comprehension & language problems.

These group of strokees would benefit from therapy to help them cope and improve their communication skills, memory and speech.

Please hop on to my other previous posts for a complete understanding about this number 3 killer disease in the world , STROKE!

Emotional Effects Of STROKE (Stroke PART 4)

This is the PART 4 post of my previous posts about STROKE (Part 1, Part 2 & Part 3).

What are the emotional effects when you get a STROKE?

Take a look at this video to understand a stroke survivor better and ways to deal with them:

Physical Effects Of STROKE & Recovering Mobilty After STROKE (STROKE Part 3)

What happens after you get a STROKE?
Rehabilitation is the key solution to improve mobility post stroke.

Advances of STROKE Care (STROKE Part 2)

This is a continuation of my earlier post about STROKE

Recent scientific discoveries about the brain are leading to new strategies for treating neurological problems, such as stroke. In this interview, you'll learn about stroke risk factors, symptoms and treatments, as well as the development of clot-busting drugs that can limit the debilitating effects of a stroke.

What is STROKE and are u at risk? (Stroke Part1)

Take a look and listen carefully to the above video about STROKE.
The facts are very informative and useful for us to be aware of , if you are at risk or already had experience STROKE.

Take care and God Bless.

Please read on about (STROKE PART 2, 3 & 4 in my following posts)

Laughter Yoga/ Laughter Therapy

Have you heard of Laughter Yoga or Laughter Therapy?

Laughter Yoga (Hasyayoga) is a form of yoga employing self-triggered laughter. The "laughter" is physical in nature, and does not necessarily involve humor or comedy. The concept was developed by Indian guru Jiten Kohi.[citation needed] It was made popular as an exercise routine developed by Indian physician Dr. Madan Kataria.[citation needed] Kataria writes about the practice in his book Laugh For No Reason.


Laughter is simulated in a group with eye staring, frivolity, petting, and deep diaphragm breathing[clarification needed] developing into real and contagious laughter. It is meant to be a combination of laughing and yoga breathing, in order to bring more oxygen to the body and the brain.[clarification needed] Laughter yoga is based on the assumption that the body cannot differentiate between fake and real laughter, and that their physiological and psychological benefits are thus identical.[citation needed]

In the early stages of laughter yoga's popularity,[when?] early morning groups, especially the older men, practiced group laughter in open parks. In recent times, a more formalized version was created and popularized as "Laughter clubs".

Dr. Madan Kataria, a medical doctor from Mumbai, India popularly known as the ‘Guru of Giggling’ (London Times), is the founder of Laughter Yoga Clubs movement started in 1995. While researching the benefits of laughter, he was amazed by the number of studies showing profound physiological and psychological benefits of laughter. He decided to find a way to deliver these benefits to his patients and other people. The result is Laughter Yoga, a unique exercise routine that combines group laughter exercises with yoga breathing which allows anyone to laugh without using jokes, humor or comedies. Kataria's first Laughter Yoga club was started on 13 March 1995 in Mumbai. It began with just 5 people in a local public park, but the concept rapidly spread worldwide and as of 2009 there are more than 6000 laughter parties in 60 countries.

Spreading rapidly in USA, Canada, Europe, Australia, the Middle East, South East Asia, China and Africa, this new concept has been widely covered by prestigious publications like the TIME magazine, National Geographic, and the Wall Street Journal and featured on CNN, BBC, US networks and the Oprah Winfrey Show.

Enjoy the video above and let's start our daily Laughter yoga "HoHo HA HA HA!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Happy Bday Princess Jasmine

we celebrated Jasmine's bday earlier than her actual date on 11 Aug this year at Yeolde English Grwntwn with Jee EE, Yi Wern & Hong Hong, Ah Ku, Elise cheh cheh & Ah Ma. Later Sa Eem, Jess & Ryan dropped by to share the bday ice cream cake with us.

Here are some sweet lovely pics for dessert:

Saturday, August 7, 2010

KIWI juice - for dengue fever

Something to share from an email I received from a friend. Strictly for leisure reading only. The believe is in the eyes of the reader & please feel free to dig up evidence from google search engine. Read & practise at your own risk.

the email goes like this:
… "My husband and I just recover from dengue…….my husband symptom is a bit different from me……husband dengue symptom….high fever, shivering, nausea, rashes, body pain… while my symptom …high fever, vomit, shivering, body pain and bad rashes…… the biggest different is my pallet did not drastically drop but my husband pallet drop until 18 and doc do platlet transfusion……all advise from fren & family I try to help increase my husband platlet…..crab soup and etc but its not work (maybe not suitable for him) until one day one of nurses told us to drink kiwi juice….since both of us admitted …difficult for us to get kiwi juice…luckily during dinner time…the hospital serve kiwi juice for my husband and slice of kiwi fruit for me…..the next day….my hubby platlet increase to 82 and my platlet increase from 150 to 169….and the doc allow us to discharged…..

actually I’m not really well…the next 2 days I do blood test again and my platlet drop again to 141……the doc quite surprise and told me if I still feel weak, she want me to admit again… husband bought for me kiwi juice and force me to drink….luckily after 2 days my platlet increase to 300….

Another fresh story…my husband’s aunty also infected with dengue fever….her platlet drop to 76….i bought for her kiwi juice and the next day ..her platlet increase to 170…..and doc allow her to discharge….

The reason of this email is to share the miracle of KIWI juice ……pls share this email with friends who have being infected with dengue fever…..especially kids……. "

To me, I personally feel that no harm in drinking Kiwi which is soooo rich in Vit C. Vitamin C is definitely helpful to boost your immune system especially when you have dengue or any illnesses which cmpromise your immune system. Agree?

For those of you who are sceptical, just take this info with a pinch of salt!

Happy weekend everyone!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010


Received this email from a friend and would like to share it and benefit all my readers.


Who doesnt know what is a papaya? I'm sure everyone knows.

Papaya was the only studied food found to halt breast cancer

Scientists studied 14 plant foods commonly consumed in Mexico to determine their ability to halt breast cancer cell growth. These included avocado, black sapote, fuava, mango, prickly pear cactus (nopal), pineapple, grapes, tomato, and papaya. They also evaluated beta-carotene, total plant phenolics, and gallic acid contents and antioxidant capacity. They found that only papaya had a significant effect on stopping breast cancer cell growth. (International Journal of Food Science and Nutrition, May)

Papaya is a store-house of cancer fighting lycopene

The intense orangey-pink color of papaya means it is chock full of cancer fighting carotenoids. Not only beta carotene, but lycopene is found in abundance. The construction of lycopene makes it highly reactive toward oxygen and free radicals.

Scientists at the University of Illinois think this anti-oxidant activity contributes to its effectiveness as a cancer fighting agent. Epidemiological studies have indicated an inverse relationship between lycopene intake and prostate cancer risk. They showed that oral lycopene is highly bioavailable, accumulates in prostate tissue, and is localized in the nucleus of prostate epithelial cells.

In addition to antioxidant activity, other experiments have indicated that lycopene induces cancer cell death, anti-metastatic activity, and the up-regulation of protective enzymes. Phase I and II studies have established the safety of lycopene supplementation. (Cancer Letter, October 8, 2008)

Prostate cancer was the subject of a study in Australia that looked at 130 prostate cancer patients and 274 hospitalized controls. The scientists found that men who consumed the most lycopene-rich fruits and vegetables such as papaya were 82% less likely to have prostate cancer. In this study, green tea also exerted a powerful anti-cancer effect. When lycopene-rich foods were consumed with green tea, the combination was even more effective, an outcome the researchers credited to their synergy. (Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2007)

Isothiocyanates found in papaya restore the cell cycle to eliminate cancer

Organo-sulfur compounds called isothiocyanates are found in papaya. In animal experiments, isothiocyanates protected against cancers of the breast, lung, colon pancreas, and prostate, as well as leukemia, and they have the potential to prevent cancer in humans. Isothiocyanates have shown themselves capable of inhibiting both the formation and development of cancer cells through multiple pathways and mechanisms. (International Journal of Oncology), October, 2008)

Researchers in Japan clarified the mechanisms of action in a type of isothiocyanate found in papaya known as BITC, that underlies the relationship between cell cycle regulation and appropriate cell death. When cancerouscells die on schedule, they are no longer a problem. The researchers established that BITC exerted cancer cell killing effects that were greater in the proliferating cells than in the quiescent cells. Cancer cells that are proliferating are much more dangerous than cancer cells that are in a state of dormancy. (Forum of Nutrition, 2009)

Enzymes from papaya digest proteins including those that protect tumors

The fruit and other parts of the papaya tree, also known as the paw paw tree, contain papain and chymopapain, powerful proteolytic enzymes that facilitate chemical reactions in the body. They promote digestion by helping to break down proteins from food into amino acids that can be recombined to produce protein useable by humans. Proteolytic enzymes protect the body from inflammation and help heal burns. They do a good job of digesting unwanted scar tissue both on the skin and under its surface.

Research has shown that the physical and mental health of people is highly dependent on their ability to produce proteins they can use effectively. However, as people age, they produce less of the enzymes needed to effectively digest proteins from food and free needed amino acids. They are left with excessive amounts of undigested protein which can lead to overgrowth of unwanted bacteria in the intestinal tract, and a lack of available amino acids.

Eating papaya after a meal promotes digestion, and helps prevent bloating, gas production, and indigestion. It is quite helpful after antibiotic use to replenish friendly intestinal bacteria that were the casualties in the war against the unwanted bacteria. When the intestinal tract is well populated with friendly bacteria, the immune system is strengthened, and can better protect against flu and cancer.

Being a proteolytic enzyme, papain is able to destroy intestinal parasites, which are composed mostly of protein. To rid the body of intestinal parasites, half a cup of papaya juice can be alternated each hour for twelve consecutive hours with the same amount of cucumber or green bean juice.

Papaya contains fibrin, another useful compound not readily found in the plant kingdom. Fibrin reduces the risk of blood clots and improves the quality of blood cells, optimizing the ability of blood to flow through the circulatory system. Fibrin is also important in preventing strokes. Proteolytic enzymes containing fibrin are a good idea for long plane rides to minimize the potential of blood clots in the legs. People who sit at a desk all day might want to use proteolytic enzymes too.

Proteolytic enzymes are able to digest and destroy the defense shields of viruses, tumors, allergens, yeasts, and various forms of fungus. Once the shield is destroyed, tumors and invading organisms are extremely vulnerable and easily taken care of by the immune system.

Undigested proteins can penetrate the gut and wind up in the bloodstream where they are treated by the immune system as invaders. If too many undigested proteins are floating around, the immune system becomes overburdened and unable to attend to the other tasks it was meant to do. Proteolytic enzymes can digest these rogue proteins, freeing up the immune system.

Let's ensure a slice of papaya every day in our diet. Papaya juice will be great too!

p.s I've also heard of evidence that papaya leave made into i teaspoon of bitter juice helps to raise platelets in haemorrhagic dengue. Have not tried it personally. Any comments on this? Could anyone share the scientific evidence references please?

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

August - Lucky month for us!

This month is considered lucky for my family & myself because we have recently got the August luck to win somethings which I consider BIG for a not so "champ" comper like me compared to the big time regular winners.

Wanna find out more about my rewarding comping hobby . Please check it out here:

While we were in Malacca to collect our Winning Prize, we managed to indulge ourselves with the local Malacca Nyoya food at Nancy;s kitchen. Check out what we had here:

Meanwhile have a great day everyone and thks for dropping by my humble blog- a digital legacy for my kids in future!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Crowd control

Crowd control is the controlling of a crowd, to prevent the outbreak of disorder and prevention of possible riot. Examples are at football matches and when a sale of goods has attracted an excess of customers or refugee control. It calls for gentler tactics than riot control.

Materials such as stanchions, crowd control barriers, fences and decals painted on the ground can be used to direct a crowd. Keeping the crowd comfortable and relaxed is also essential, so things like awnings, cooling fans (in hot weather), and entertainment are sometimes used as well.

Specific products that are used to implement line management and public guidance in high traffic areas include retractable belt systems (which incorporate a stanchion post and the retractable tape) and wall mount systems (also incorporating a retractable belt but are surface mounted). Post and rope systems are also popular, especially in banks and theaters. So far I see the ropes are usually of red velvet ropes like those commonly found in banks, theatres and shopping complexes!

Besides the above crowd control gadgets, barricades are also commonly used as objects or structures that create a barrier or obstacle to control, block passage or force the flow of traffic in the desired direction. Adopted as a military term, a barricade denotes any improvised field fortification, most notably on the city streets during urban warfare.

Pictures of the abovementioned items can be viewed here.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

My very own Honey Mustard Chicken & Mash Potatoes

Todays breakfast:

1) My Very Own Creation: Honey Mustard Chicken (Inspired from Coffee Bean Menu)

2) Mash Potatoes My own Versions:

a) Mash On Mash
Homecook Plain Mash Potatoes top up with Mash potatoes & brwn sauce gravy, garnish with Lemon juice & shreds

b) Mash Potatoes with choc chip & strawberry jam