Jul 29, 2008

Garra Rufa for Foot Spa

A new treatment for skin disease like psoriasis is now booming. There is no toxic medication to apply nor is there any oral to consume. It is by using a species of fresh water fish, by the name of Garra Rufa. This is also known as Doctor Fish. This method had been adopted by the spas in Turkey is now taking the world by storm. It may not be a permanent treatment but there have been some patients whom through consistent treatment have found almost perfect cure.

These fish breeds in freshwater in the river basins in mostly Northern and Central of Middle East like Syria, Iraq, Iran and also Turkey. In other non medical name, it is also called reddish log sucker.

Turkish spas breed these fish in pools and they are fed on the skin of Psoriasis affected patients. These fish are usually been starved to promote the fish habit to eat on the skins of human beings. Therefore, those who are breeding this fish in their home aquarium with regular fish food supply may find their fish not adopting similar habits in the fish spa.

The fish spa is now gaining popularity. The are released in pools and many customers who visit the fish spa gets a treat to have their dead skin been nibbled away by the Garra Rufa and thus have a softer and smoother skin afterwards.

Jul 25, 2008

Catechins in Chocolates

At the sight of Chocolates, many women cringe. They love chocolates, just that they worry about the sugar content in it. Well contratry to old traditional beliefs that Chocolates are not good for you, as a matter of fact, Chocolates has Healthy Benefits that you probably didn't know about.

People drink green tea because it contains a chemical that can prevent cancer and heart disease. This chemical is call Catechins. So what about this chemical. Well, you don't have to drink your green tea to get it because Chocolates, especially the dark ones has it. And it has 4x more than what you can get from the Green Tea alone. Specifically dark chocolates contain as much as 53.5mg of catechins for every 100gms. 100mls of a potent black tea contains only 13.9mg of catechins.

So, how about picking up that bar of chocolates now?

Jul 24, 2008


Received this tag from Mamakshop.com Let’s learn what blogger’s favourite meal (Breakfast) is. Simple straightforward meme and great for link love. Have a good Breaky!

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The Longest Breakfast Menu List

Everyone likes to start their day with a comfort food for breakfast. What kind of food do you take? This would be a good way to find out your blogger friend’s favourite food for breakfast.

All you need to do is to put your name down, the country you are in and your favourite breakfast meal. Let’s see how we can have this breakfast ‘menu’ travelled all around cyberspace and learn what each blogger living in different country and what do they eat for breakfast. This meme was created by a little lady with a penchant to spy around little baskets while marketing. Her favourite breakfast of the day is none other than Roti Prata, an indian flat bread. What about you? What is your favourite breakfast meal of the day?

1. Spymama, Singapore - Roti Prata 2. CaramelCorn, Singapore - Half Boiled Eggs and Toast 3. Name, Country, Favourite Breakfast

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I shall send this tag to my blogger friends in my blogroll.

Jul 22, 2008


I received this on email today from a friend of mine. It was the most interesting thing about one's character and I am not really sure if it is true. But it is fun just doing this and learning about each part of the body and where you are. Here, try it out! Mine was the hair! And I do Day dream alot...

I invite my blogger friends to try this out! It's fun. Then tell me how you did.. AND NO CHEATING!!

When you step into a shower, which part of the body do you wash first?

Please select a body first

A. Chest
B. Face
C. Armpits
D. Hair
E. Privates
F. Shoulders
G. Others

Now Scroll Down To See What Your Answer Means.
Take it with a pinch of salt ** wink**

A. Chest:
You are a practical person. Straightforward and do not beat around the bush. To you, convenience is of paramount importance. You hate to be distracted when concentrating and are impatient with people who do not see things your way. A good sex partner and willing to try new things. Your best partner in life will be those who choose D (Hair).

B. Face:
Money is important to you and you will do anything to get it.
Integrity and dignity is not important. You feel that friends are there to be used and life is one big hassle. Other people find it hard to understand you, but you are not concerned as to what they think. Very self-centered person. Average sex partner as too selfish and tend to be absorbed in self pleasure at the expense of your partner.
Your best partner in life will be those who choose E (Privates) and G (Others).

C. Armpits:
You are a dependable and hard working person.
Generally very popular person as you are very down to earth and willing to help others. Tend to get yourself into trouble as you cannot tell whether people are genuine towards you. Make very poor sex partners as you are the working type with average talent. Your best partner in life will be those who choose F (Shoulders).

D. Hair:
Artistic type. Daydreaming is your hobby, but you can achieve what most other people cannot. Dedication is lacking, but you will work tirelessly towards goals which are to your liking.
Money is not important. Friends are but only intellectuals and fellow artistic types. Make the best sex partners as you are most willing to explore and please ther other partner. Talent is your main strength. Your best partner in life will be those who chose A (Chest) and E (Privates).

E. Privates:
Shy type. You lack self confidence and tend to be bullied by others.
You do not have lots of friends as others find you boring and unattractive. Perserverance is not your strength and you tend to give up easily and at the first opportunity. However, you make an above average sex partner. You are able to show your true emotions to very few people. Hence in sex, you find your inner strengths. Your best sex partner in life will be those who choose B (Face) and D (Hair).

F. Shoulder:
A born loser. You fail in everything that you do. People dislike you and you tend to spend your time alone. Your type have been known to be heavy gamblers and drinkers. You see the world as a livin hell. Money and power is also important to you. But your luck will always fail you. You make a lousy sex partner. You will find it difficult to find a partner in life. Those who choose C (Armpits) are your only chance.

G. Others:
You are a very average person. Undoubtedly, you have your inner strengths, but people find it hard to see. You must learn to be a little bit more adventurous and see your potential. Deep down, you are very likeable person with very few faults. However, the key will be to make your strengts stand out and not just hide you weaknessess. You are an average sex partner. You have great fantasies about different techniques, but unfortunately are not brave enough to try them out.
Your best partner in life will be those who choose B (Face).

Jul 20, 2008


I have just read about the basic principles of Water Distillation. Before this I really have no idea what it actually meant. Although this information may be just the basic, there may be other methods of explaination which may be the right answer to my understanding here.

Firstly water is an element that exist in 3 different states. It is a liquid, can be as solid and also as vapour. These three states is depended on the temperature it is held. When you place water in 0 degrees C and below, it becomes solid as ice. If you heat it till above 100 degrees, it becomes steam, and when it comes to a boiling point, it turns into vapour. The steam that falls in this state is translates as one method of water purification by distilling.

I also read that you can purify or create your own distilled water using a pot and multiple handles/cover of the pot. All you need is to heat water to a certain degree whereby it boils and starts to create steam. In this scenario, the steam that rises is vapourized and condenses on the lid. Now this is distilled water. If you collect this condensation water into a cup you have home made distilled water. Distillation process remove the water from heavy metals, poison, and even virus and bacteria. Distilled water that has been collected can be drunk directly and do not need any reboil.

Jul 16, 2008


Many people are developing health risks with the food they consume. High in fats, sodium are all very bad for us. And alarming rate of heart disease and diabetes can be found in many surveys. How do you know if you are at risk. The first important thing is to calculate your BMI. The BMI readings will determine if you belong to the healthy range or high risk of diseases.

How do you check your Body Mass Index (BMI).
The result of BMI is taking your WEIGHT, and divide it by your (HEIGHT x HEIGHT) (m)

Results/Risk of Heart Disease and Diabetes
27.5 and above - High Risk
23 - 27.4 - Moderate Risk
18.5 - 22.9 - Low Risk (healthy range)

So what happens if your BMI falls into the range of 18.5 or less? It means there is a risk of nutritional deficiency diseases and osteoporosis as well.

Take charge of your health now. Reduce your BMI, if you are overweight and increase if you are underweight.

Jul 15, 2008


Berries are a good source of Vitamin C. A cup of strawberries has as much of it as a cup of orange juice so when you need to drink up orange juice for Vitamin C, strawberries are an alternative. Forget boring oranges. What else does Strawberries give you? A little calcium, some folate, magnesium and of course, this yummy attractive fruit has only 53 calories.

Besides strawberries, blueberries also offer a good source of Vitamin C, so why not add more colour to your cereals or yoghurts like strawberries and blueberries for that much deserved morning supplements. Other berry fruits are raspberries that also gives you potassium. Berries contain flavonoids. Flavonoids are found in colourful fruits, and they are antioxidants and protect our cells from oxidative damage, or damage to the cells.

Grab a good dose of yummy berries today.


Thanks to Tricia for this tag. Although I've done this before, it doesn't hurt to receive it again, though. After all, if it's for a good cause, there's more of love to go round. Please do pick up this tag to place it on your blog to encourage the awareness for the need for Organ Donation. You never know the person standing next to you could be a victim who is anxious for a heart transplant. So do support this movement.

This award was created by Memoirs of a Mommy. It’s a very special award that she created in Honor Of The Donor That Saved (her son) Noah’s Life. Noah received a heart transplant, and she hopes that by passing this award around the blogosphere everyone can help raise awareness of the need for Organ Donation.

The rules of this award are: SHARE THE LOVE!!! Share this award with all those blogs out there that you love. All the people who make you smile. All those that make you laugh. All those that make your day. All those that leave uplifting comments on your blog.
**All I ask, is that you include a link to this post with the award and ask your recipients to do the same**

Sharing this meaningful tag to my blogger friends, once again.

Jul 12, 2008


Did you know that balloons are used as a wish for those who believe in Feng Shui. Yes, if you are looking for everlasting or new love, you might like to try this.

On a night of a full moon, have a yellow balloon inflated. It needs to be in Helium as you would want to see your balloon released upwards. With a red ink marker, write the name of your lover or partner on it. Write down a wish on the balloon as well. Then release it up into the air towards the moon. So all couples and singles out there, you do not need to wait for the 15th day of Chinese New Year to make your wishes. You can do it on every full moon with a yellow balloon!

Jul 11, 2008


I came across this chocolate cake - a first that i've seen using a vinegar. However this one is really simple and don't need any beating at all. Suits those who have very little baking experience too. Budget conscious as well. Here is what you need.

3 cups of flour
2 cups of sugar
2 teaspons of baking soda
pinch of salt
10 tablespoons of cocoa(unsweetened)
2 teaspoons vanilla
3/4 cup salad oil
2 tablespoons vinegar
2 cups of cold water

Sift all the dry items and mix well. Add in the rest of the ingredients and mix them all till they become a smooth batter. Pour them onto a greased pan, and bake it for about 30 minutes at 350 deg in the oven.


When my little girl came home with a clean recored for her set of teeth at 7 years, I was ecstatic. I can only hope to encourage her to regularly keep her teeth as long as I can. It is important to keep our teeth clean and free of gum disease and keep plaque at bay.

What is plaque.
Plaque is a film that is caused by Bacteria that adhere to our teeth. It will deteriote the enamel part on the teeth if we do not brush our teeth properly. When it does that, cavity in our teeth will be the result. That is why most kids who do not brush their teeth often ends up having cavities in their teeth especially the molars which are also more difficult to reach. Other than brushing, flossing the teeth is also important because those areas that the toothbrush can't reach, the floss can.

To make sure your teeth are well taken care of, visit the dentist for proper cleaning at least once every 6 months. Fluoride tooth paste will also help to strengthen the tooth. A fluoride gargle is also recommended.

Avoid carbonated drinks because the sugar in the drink will stay in the most hidden part of your teeth and promote plaque, thus cavities. If you drink them, make sure you brush your teeth as soon as you have finished. Some people have the habit of drinking water or gargling water after a cup of coffee, carbonated water or dessert which is good.

If you are unable to brush, chewing on sugarless gum helps a little. But it is not to be a substitute for tooth brushing.

Visiting the dentist will ensure that small cavities are being cleaned out and patched before further damage.

Happy Brushing!

Jul 9, 2008


I was at a friend's home for dinner when she served Deep Fried Ice Cream for dessert. It was a delightful dessert and quite successfully done. Have you tried making them before? It is actually very simple with few ingredients to use.

This is what you will need -

Vanilla Ice Cream or other flavour if preferred

Corn Flakes

Whipped Cream

Mix together Cinnamon and Sugar (about 4oz each for every scoop of ice cream)
Roll a scoop of ice cream around the cinammon sugar till lightly coated, place it in the freezer to keep it firm.

Crush corn flakes on a pan and roll the vanilla ice cream that was kept in the freezer till coated. Freeze the ice cream ball again for about 2 hours.

Using a deep frying pan, pour oil till it is deep enough to cover the ice cream ball for deep frying. When the oil is heated to about 375 degrees, deepfry the coated ice cream ball for about 5 seconds, lift and drain. Serve with drizzled Honey adn Whipped Cream.

Jul 7, 2008


I came across a recipe called the $400 Cookies. It sounded too good to be true. I wanted to know what did it mean by $400 cookie but there was no answer but the recipe was there, so easy and perhaps the revenue from it comes out to $400? Hardly a clue but let you go figure!

Ingredients for this:

2 cups of Margarine
2 cups of Brown Sugar
2 cups of Sugar

4 large eggs
2 teaspoons baking soda
Half teaspoon salt

5 cups quick cooking oats
4 cups all purpose flour
4 cups chocolate chips

Colourful sugar decorations

The method:
In a large mixing bowl, mix the ingredients together starting from Margarine and Sugar till well mixed followed by eggs, baking soda and salt. Lastly the oats, flour and chocolate chips. Once they have all been blended together, you can drop them using spoons on greased baking sheets. Sprinkle those rainbow or coloured decorations on the batter.

Bake them at high heat for about 10 to 12 minutes till they are golden brown or just when they start to turn light brown. Remove from oven and cool completely before storing them in air tight tins.

The $400 question. This recipe makes 8 dozen cookies! Great for a sale or festive giveaway!

Jul 3, 2008


Lavender is one of my favourites. It smells so calming to me and I'd buy most of my home cleaning products with this fragrance. I also love to drop the essential oil on the burner and let the smell just envelope the room. Did you know that Lavender assists in stimulation of cell growth and regeneration. Lavendar is widely used in most skin care needs like burns, bites, scrapes and scratches. Childhood eczema also responds well to lavender and chamomile too.

Even looking at it soothes my nerves. I love the beautiful Lavender and would have some dried off and placed in my car for the beautiful fragrance.

Jul 2, 2008


Steamed Black Chicken is a great way to restore health to a weak body and those who are prone to amnesia. This dish functions as a calming tonic to the spirit and imporves asthenia. It is very popular to traditional chinese folks. When taking these tonic herb, avoid taking foods like carrots, cold drinks, radish in the following day as these properties will render the tonic useless.

3g Ling Zhi
1 Black Bone Chicken drumstick

10g Rice Wine
5g Ginger
15g Spring Onion
Salt to taste

15mls Vegetable Oil

Rinse the ling zhi and chicken drumstick. Cut the chicken into pieces, make sure you remove the skin too. Slice ginger into thick slices. Cut the Spring Onions into 5cm lengths. Place the chicken pieces on a plate or a steamer bowl. add the salt, ginger, spring onions and ling zhi on the top. Steam this for 45 minutes and serve.