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Thursday, October 29, 2015

Home-cooked Dinner On A Hectic Week Night

I whipped these dishes up on the day when our dear part-time helper called me on the dot at the time she was supposed to turn up to say that she's not turning up.  All because of the rain, DUH!  I could not believe she did this to me again!

If only she could just give me ample time, I could have easily completed all the chores at my own pace from the morning, all spaced out and carried out leisurely, instead of cramping up all the chores to be done only at 6pm. That's the time when my batteries are already three quarter emptied ok, having had started my day at 4:45am.  Really pissed off with her as this is not the first time she did this to me, despite many reminders from me to never give me short notice for not turning up for work.

Anyway, I told myself to remain cool and calm. I spewed out orders to my girls to START WORK RIGHT AWAY.   Anyone who dares defy the orders will have to bear the brunt of the tiger's wrath, which is all iGadgets to be confiscated, TV remote control confiscated and don't they dare ask me for money!

So boom bang bang, they hurriedly helped to sweep the floor, mop the floor, keep the laundry and fold the laundry whilst I cooked.

I dished up a grilled boneless sesame chicken thigh.

Sauteed organic baby 'lai park' veggie with minced tau cheong, minced garlic, onions and fresh button mushrooms.

I grilled enough chicken for the girls' lunch the next day.

Ingredients for grilled sesame chicken thighs:

Marinate chicken thighs with:
Soy sauce
Minced ginger (I used freshly grated ginger and ginger sauce from our regular chicken rice stall)
A dash of Chinese cooking wine
Sesame seed oil
Instead of hoisin sauce, which is used in most recipes, I replaced it with liquid palm sugar, which is a healthier alternative. Do note that hoisin sauce contains flavor enhancer and a string of unhealthy ingredients in it.
Sesame seeds
Chopped scallions

1. In a medium bowl, combine all the above ingredients and mix well.
2.  Wash chicken thighs and place into bowl of sauces for marinate. You can also use chicken wings, drummets or drumsticks.
3. Instead of grilling the chicken on a charcoal grill, I grilled it in the oven, on an oven tray lined with aluminum foil  I always choose the fastest and easiest alternative :D
4.  Grill chicken for 15 minutes and baste with remaining marinate sauce and more liquid palm sugar / honey.  Turn chicken thighs over and baste again and grill for another 15-20 minutes.
5.  Sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds and scallions.

This is another recipe which everyone in the family will love. Grill extra for the next day lunch or dinner. Happy trying! :)

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Cass' BM Story Competition

Cass is taking part in a BM story competition today.  Last night, she recited the story again, just before bed, in front of her daddy, sisters and me... using a loudspeaker!  The loudspeaker is mine - hubs brought it back from his office so that I can holler at the rascals  at home using it without breaking my voice and throat HA HA HA!!

I asked Cass if she's nervous and anxious but you know what? This cili padi told me that she ain't scared at all. In fact, she's looking forward to it! Hopefully her calmness, composure and confidence will soar to great heights as she grows.  With these virtues, I am sure she will soar in life too :)

All the best baby girl. I can't wait to see you later to hear from you on how your story competition went :)

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Homecooked Dinner - 22 Octoberr 2015

My lazy dinner on a Thursday night...

Grilled salmon with black pepper, sea salt, garlic, herbs and avocado oil.

Pan-fried fish cutlets to go with onion + garlic + tomato + shredded carrot sauce.

Blanched organic broccoli and left-over prawns from the previous night's dinner.

Super Lutein and Izumio Hydrogen Water - Testimonial From Kidney Dialysis Patient

If you or anyone close to you are currently undergoing dialysis, here's a video that may give you a renewed hope.

The lady in the video took 3 capsules of Super Lutein and 1 packet of Izumio in the morning and another 3 capsules of Super Lutein and 1 packet of Izumio at night for 10 days. When she did a test 10 days after she started on the products, the test showed a drop from 400 to 200.  Her doctor told her that she needn't have to do anymore dialysis!  Amazing isn't it?!

But different people will have different reactions and different time to heal.  There is nothing to lose to give yourself a chance to try the products to get healed from whatever ailments that you are suffering from now.

The products are natural.  Super Lutein has no additives, no fillers and no unwanted substances to bind a table and add load to the kidneys and liver.

For more reading on Izumio and Super Lutein, please click on the following links:

Hydrogen (H2) as a potent antioxidant and exhibits anti-inflammatory and potentially anticancer-like activities (from US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health)

Izumio Hydrogen Water and Super Lutein
 Dangers of Eczema Steroid Creams

Super Lutein and Izumio Hydrogen Water For Glaucoma

Effects of Hydrogen Rich Water On Metabolic Syndrome (Diabetes and Obesity) - from US National Library of Medicine

Izumio and Super Lutein - Testimonials From High Blood Pressure and Diabetes Patients

Izumio and Super Lutein - Testimonial On Diabetes And High Cholestrol

Super Lutein For Osteoarthritis - Testimonial

Your Body On Anxiety

Hydrogen Water And Asthma

 If you are interested to get a box or two of Izumio or Super Lutein to try, you can buzz me at my email at shireenyong@gmail.com.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Egg Muffins (Flour-Free Muffins)

I discovered another super easy and yummy dinner to whip up on  super busy weekdays.  You can whip this up in less time than it takes for the takeout boy to deliver that pizza or chicken!  If this time-challenged mommy here who dislikes cooking says this is easy and tasty, then anyone can do it! ;)

All you need is about 15 minutes prep time for the ingredients and another 20 minutes for the flour-free egg muffins to bake in the oven, during which time you can  wash the utensils or mop the kitchen floor.

These are the ingredients that I used. You can add any veggie or meat that you like into the egg muffin.  The recipe as shown in the video at the end of this post uses ham and red bell pepper but I omitted them. Deli meat is banned in this household and our girls dislike bell peppers.  I think adding chopped spinach and some minced beef would be delish too.

Ingredients used in my recipe today (yields 9 egg muffins)
8 eggs
Sweet corn kernels
Cherry tomatoes - quartered
Minced garlic
Minced onions
Chopped scallions
Julienned carrots
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
Oil (I used avocado oil)

Crack and beat eggs in a large bowl
Add baking soda, salt, pepper, milk and oil and mix well
Spoon the veggies onto paper muffin cups
Pour in egg mixture
Place cheese of your choice on top of the egg mixture
Bake for 20 minutes at 170C

I'm blessed that I have a daughter who loves cooking and helping out in the kitchen.  She helped to julienne the carrots and cucumbers. Sherilyn and I are besties in the kitchen.   Out of the kitchen, it's another story :D

I think this turned out to look like a Halloween meal :D  You can guess who decorated this from the initial on the bread.

Check out this video for the step-by-step instructions for egg muffins

As this was my very first try, I also prepared tuna toast for the girls, JUST IN CASE the egg muffins turn out to be a flop, at least they would have sandwiches.  Always have a simple backup meal for the kids if you are trying out a new recipe for the first time.

For the sandwich filling, I sauteed a can of tuna (I never eat anything straight from a can without cooking it) with minced garlic and onions and spiced it up with some cajun, cumin, pepper, scallions and Japanese mayonaise.

Do give this egg muffin a try. It's not too involved and not ingredients intense. My 2 younger girls were more than glad to help me out. And it's easy to clean up since disposable paper muffin cups are used.  If you take advantage of the time it takes for the egg muffin to bake in the oven, you only actually need to spend 15 minutes prepping the ingredients. I checked my emails and replied my customers when the egg muffins were in the oven.  My garlic and onions were pre-chopped a day earlier and stored in an airtight container in the fridge.

You can heat up the egg muffins in the toaster and aluminum wrap it for your kids to bring to school for recess snack the next morning. Or simply deep-freeze the extras and pop them into the toaster on super busy nights.

Happy trying! :)

Hydrogen Water And Asthma

An asthmatic will start wheezing if he/she is exposed to triggers like alcohol, smoke, haze etc. The muscles surrounding the airways will tighten and the inflammation of the lining and excess mucus will shrink/block the passageway causing one to wheeze and cough.

Hydrogen is not only a very power antioxidant but has anti inflammatory properties. We have an asthmatic member who would  stop wheezing 2-3 minutes after she downed a pack of IZUMIO hydrogenated water and she didn't have to use an inhaler at all (although she had it on standby).

If you or someone you care about would like to seek a natural alternative to manage asthma, share this with them. It's safe. It's chemical free and it has no side effects. It works.

For more reading on Izumio and Super Lutein, please click on the following links:

Hydrogen (H2) as a potent antioxidant and exhibits anti-inflammatory and potentially anticancer-like activities (from US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health)

Izumio Hydrogen Water and Super Lutein
 Dangers of Eczema Steroid Creams

Super Lutein and Izumio Hydrogen Water For Glaucoma

Effects of Hydrogen Rich Water On Metabolic Syndrome (Diabetes and Obesity) - from US National Library of Medicine

Izumio and Super Lutein - Testimonials From High Blood Pressure and Diabetes Patients

Izumio and Super Lutein - Testimonial On Diabetes And High Cholestrol

Super Lutein For Osteoarthritis - Testimonial

Your Body On Anxiety

 If you are interested to get a box or two of Izumio or Super Lutein to try, you can buzz me at my email at shireenyong@gmail.com.

Choose the Right Gloves

It important to choose the right gloves if you are caring for disabled or elderly patients. Quality exam gloves can come in many different sizes and styles. The right gloves can make your life easier.

Make Sure to Pick Well Made Gloves
When it comes to cleanliness and safety, the right gloves are going to be an essential purchase. Do not buy just any product. Instead, look for gloves that are well made and that will be able to help you to do your job properly. Good gloves are an important part of working with disabled or elderly patients.

Choose Powder or Powder Free Latex Gloves
There are powder and powder free latex glove choices that you can enjoy using with confidence. Powder gloves are an excellent choice for many people because they are much easier to put on and take off than other latex options. You can rely on latex gloves to be tear resistant, and they can be thrown away after you use them. These gloves are safe to use if you are dealing with blood or other bodily fluids. Disposable latex gloves can help stop the spread of viruses and much more.

Choose Nitrile Gloves
Nitrile gloves are often even more tear resistant than latex options. They are the perfect choice for anyone with a latex allergy. These gloves will fit your hand just right and are very easy to work in. These gloves can be used for many things and are a nice choice if you work in the medical or care giving field.

Sterile or Non-Sterile Gloves
Sterile gloves are often used for surgery. Some people prefer to use them if they work in the medical field as well. Non-sterile gloves are still a safe option and can prevent the spread of bacteria and disease when they are used. These gloves are often cheaper than sterile gloves too.

When you are looking for the right gloves, you should be sure to choose a quality brand. Durable gloves can be used for many tasks. When you choose to work with disposable gloves, you can be confident that they will offer protection and stop the spread of germs.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Lunch On A Choking Hazy Day (Tuesday, 20 October 2015)

Today we had lunch indoors, at an air-conditioned place to avoid the choking haze. If not for the worsening haze, we would have sweated it out at our favorite al fresco coffee shop, slurping down our favorite bitter gourd pork noodles and char koay teow.

The haze color on KL's skyline today is yellowish orangy! The smell of smoke is also very strong today, even indoors.   Could there be even stronger hazardous chemicals and toxic fumes in the air with the presence of yellowish orangy smoke tainting the skies?  It's scary to think what we are breathing in everyday these days.    Did you read about the Typhoid epidemic crippling KL folks too? Fortunately we have our Izumio hydrogen and Super Lutein to help us stay healthy and to clear our lungs from toxins during this troubled times.

The hubby brought us to his favorite cafe,  Breadfruits for lunch today.

Cass had a scrambled eggs with cheddar mushrooms and arugula set.

Grilled rosemary chicken caesar salad was mine.

Alycia and Sherilyn shared this smoked salmon avocado sandwich.

Brunch pasta with 7-minute half-boiled egg for the girls.

The latest news which I've just received from my Whatsapp chat groups is that tomorrow (Wednesday, 21 October 2015)  will be another haze holiday, OH NO!!!!  I need a jail break!! And I need to get back to swimming really soon!

Monday, October 19, 2015

One-Tray Grill For Dinner

My lazy, easy peasy meal on a Friday night last week...

A one tray grill consisting of  grilled lemon + dill + dried herbs chicken thighs,  carrots, sweet potatoes and sweet corns.

For the sauce, I used soy sauce, minced garlic, maple syrup, ground black pepper, dried herbs and half a cup of orange + apple + coconut water smoothie which I made in the morning.  I drizzled the sauce mixture onto the chicken and grilled them in the oven at 180C for about 40 minutes.

I rubbed black pepper, pink sea salt, lemon juice, garlic and maple syrup under the skin of the chicken and marinated the thighs for 4 hours.

There were 3 extra thighs, just perfect for lunch for the 3 girls the  next day.

When I cook dinner, I always cook extra so that the girls' lunch for the next day will  just be a touch of the microwave button away and a pipping hot home-cooked meal is ready!

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Home-cooked Dishes

I cooked these about 2 weeks ago and have totally forgotten to post pix of them!

Oil and salt blanched organic broccoli with onion braised pork.

Tomato + baby shrimps + Bombay onion + Tomata ketchup egg omelette ala Taiwanese.

Steamed Chinese sausage and liver sausage (in the rice cooker together with the rice). Love those  Chinese liver sausages with wine but they ain't the healthiest choice of food.  So we have them once in a purple moon! :)

Friday, October 16, 2015

Chu Yoke Fun (Pork Noodles)

Lunch today was a simplified version of chu yoke fun (pork noodles).

I made a big pot of anchovy soup last night and made fish ball noodles.  Since there was still some soup left, I bought some minced pork this morning, marinated the minced pork with soy sauce, pepper and sesame seed oil and made pork noodles.  The girls loved it and commented that it tasted yummier than the one from our favorite pork noodle stall :D

Health Freak Mommy's Anchovy Soup
1.  Saute washed and drained anchovies with minced garlic for about 10 minutes.  Sometimes I add in prawn heads and shells.  If prawn heads and shells are added, you can later add in some prawns, boiled eggs and pork slices to make prawn noodles.
2.  Add desired amount of water and bring to a boil.
3.  Add in carrots and tomatoes.  The carrots impart a natural sweetness to the broth while the tomatoes and prawns give the broth a very interesting orangy-red color.
4. Simmer the soup for about an hour in medium fire.
5.  Add salt, if desired.

With this versatile soup, one can dish up fish ball noodles, pork noodles, prawn noodles or use it as stock for other dishes and even porridge.

Choosing An Evening Dress

The other day one of my regular customers approached me and literally begged me to help her find a suitable evening gown. It has to be black (and preferably shimmering) and must be floor length. She approached me on a Tuesday and the wedding dinner of her friend was to be held on that coming Saturday. Gawd I panicked as she made me panic!  I halted everything that I was doing and went through my albums and my supplier's website to see if I had any evening gowns that met her criteria. After showing her a dozen pictures, she finally picked one.  But our worries were far from over as I was not sure if the dress could reach her by Friday.   I had to courier the dress to her. She stays in another town and if she was lucky, she would receive the parcel the next day.  If her parcel happened to land on the hands of an inefficient postman, it would take days or perhaps even weeks to reach her. And the worst case scenario would be the parcel being mishandled by the postman and never reach her! And this had happened to my customers in the past.  We prayed hard after the parcel was sent out and thankfully, it reached her the next day!

Since evening dresses are needed for special events, it is important that they arrive on time and fit properly. Thus, I would advise that you shop for your dress ahead of the event. I like to shop for my evening dresses a few months before the event. This way, I won't rush into buying something that does not fit me.  And if the evening dress needs to be altered, I still have ample time to do so.

When selecting an evening dress, the most important issue in fabric selection is whether it makes the wearer look and feel beautiful. Some synthetic laces can be stiff, so if a gown feels stiff or scratchy, it may not be the best choice.  Some chiffon can be really thin and cheesy looking.  I have always preferred ice cotton or some shimmering cotton that does not require ironing for my evening dress.  Most importantly, I will choose a dress that I feel comfortable and beautiful in and it must be inexpensive since you do not wear the same evening dress more than twice.

Many online dress shops based in China offer a wide selection of cheap evening dresses. Most of the evening dresses are ready-made while some offer custom-tailored dresses.  These are often surprisingly affordable compared to off-the-rod goods in high-end dress shops. One such online dress shop is ihomecoming.com, an online evening dress shop that offers a good choice of cheap elegant evening dresses.

If you are looking for a cheap evening dress, you can check out my online store or simply google 'cheap evening dresses'. You'll be surprised with how many such online dress stores there are on the world wide web.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Hubby's Chinese Translator

Some of you may be wondering why my girls are in a Chinese primary school though hubs and I are both pure yellow bananas.

What's a yellow banana?  We have yellow skin but are white inside, as in talk and even think like gwai lohs (the whites).  HA!

I have never really supported hubby's decision to send the girls to a Chinese primary school and definitely not to a private Chinese high school. Yup Alycia's going to attend a Chinese high school next year.   Totally NOT my idea OK.  It's purely his decision.  He's the boss.

And you see why....

He now has a Chinese translator here to help him check the bill, printed all in Chinese, at a Chinese restaurant, A-HA.

But I am still opposed to the idea of Alycia going to a Chinese high school next year. It's not her choice as well.   Learning Chinese for 6 years is torturous enough.   But again, he's the boss. And I just have to do extra work everyday checking her English essay so that she will not lose touch of writing well in English, which is my homework to her before she can touch her iGadgets!

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Sunday Lunch at Unique Seafood Restaurant, PJ

Last Sunday was the eve of the girls' final exam but we were out the whole morning and afternoon!  I think Alycia's cool as cucumber demeanor has rubbed off on me, HA!

After church, we had lunch at Unique Seafood Restaurant.

We had dim sum and...

Sang har meen (braised yee  mein with egg sauce and big prawns)...

Hubs had a craving for seafood and he ordered a grilled red snapper fish with sambal belacan and onion sauce...

Juicy and fresh air-flown oysters from New Zealand... one for him and one for me :D

Park cheok har (steamed prawns with egg white).  The prawns were very fresh and naturally sweet on its own.

Dessert of red bean soup with black sesame glutinous rice balls and mango pudding.

After a scrumptious lunch, we did a teeny weeny bit of BM revision at home. I seem to have lost my mojo to sit with the girls to revise with them after the first 2 days of exam from last week were postponed to this week.  I think Sherilyn is old enough to revise on her own, though she totally lacks the discipline.  Dinner was Japanese food at our condo Japanese restaurant.

Today is the last day of exam for the girls for the year 2015.  And here's to 2.5 months of play for us, yipee!!!

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Surprise From Stabilo

A few days ago, I received a surprise package.

It was from Stabilo!

Last month (September 2015), someone from Stabilo emailed me and asked if I'd like to receive an exam stationery set for Alycia who would be sitting for her UPSR exam. I of course accepted the offer since it's complimentary.  But the stationery set didn't arrive.  And I was too busy to email the person from Stabilo to ask her what happened to the stationery set.

Fast forward a month later, this person emailed to inform me that the parcel was returned to her by the postman due to some delivery errors.  She told me that the set would be re-sent to me.

A few days ago, I received the box as expected.  What surprised the girls and me was that inside the box was not only one  stationery set but three sets!  The girls were so so happy!

Stabilo rocks!!  Thank you for being so thoughtful!

There is even a sweet little message from the Stabilo Team, wishing my girls all the best in their exam.  Cass immediately placed the box of exam stationery set into her school bag and took out her pencil box. She told me that she wanted to use the new set for her exam this week. It's like a good luck charm for her in her exam.  Yesterday she told me that she got 90/100 for her Chinese test paper! :D

I'd like to say a big thank you to Stabilo for this lovely gift for Alycia, Sherilyn and Cass.   They love it very much!!

Friday, October 9, 2015

Affordable Bridesmaid Dresses

In exactly 2 months, we will be heading to Hong Kong for a family vacation.  It will be my third time visiting Hong Kong. It will also be Alycia and Sherilyn's third visit to Hong Kong but the first for Cass.   Air tickets have  already been paid for, as well as for hotel.

Six years ago, Alycia and Sherilyn went on their second visit to Hong Kong with grandma.  They visited Hong Kong Disneyland for the first time.  This coming visit to Hong Kong Disneyland will be Alycia and Sherilyn's second visit.  They are such lucky girls!  And I have never visited Disneyland myself!  Not even the hubby.  Six years ago during their second visit to Hong Kong, hubs, Cass and I could not join them as we had to bring Cass to Penang for her first consultation with the surgeon. After the surgeon's visit, Cass was operated on 1.5 months later.

Since it will be the girls' and my first winter holiday, I have already started shopping for winter wear since last month.  I have almost completed my winter wear shopping, both online and offline.  Now, I have to start shopping for bridesmaid dresses for my friend's wedding scheduled for next year.   It is never too early to make preparation for the wedding dinner.

Finding the right bridesmaid dress can be a tall order, especially if you do not have the time to hop from shop to shop physically to find the right dress.  That's when online shopping saves the situation. I love online shopping as I can shop as and when I have the time.  So much time can be saved from getting stuck in traffic jams, finding parking space and walking from shop to shop.

I found out about jecicadress.com from a friend, who bought a bridesmaid dress from this online store.  This online store carries a wide range of elegant and resplendent bridesmaid dresses and party dresses.

How do you like this Chiffon Empire V-neck Floor-length Beading Bridesmaid Dress?  I've always loved white dresses. White symbolizes purity of the soul, innocence and simplicity.  White is also neutral and almost anyone would look good in white.  I look good in white and I've just bought myself a white short dress  yesterday!

Chiffon Empire V-neck Floor-length Beading Bridesmaid Dresses #JCD01012615

Just in case my friend finds the above white long dress too showy and thinks that I would steal her thunder, I'll go for something short, simple yet sweet, like this  Chiffon A-line Square Neckline Tea-length Appliques Lace Bridesmaid Dress.  Moreover pastel pink is my favorite color.

Chiffon A-line Square Neckline Tea-length Appliques Lace  Bridesmaid Dresses #JCD01012613

I like this  Lace Sheath/Column Strapless Short/Mini Bridesmaid Dress very much too.  White tube lace dresses are evergreen and one can never go wrong when choosing this design for  bridesmaid dresses.

Lace Sheath/Column Strapless Short/Mini  Bridesmaid Dresses #JCD01012574

There are so many gorgeous designs to choose from and I am going to have a hard time choosing one!

Food For The Soul - Porridge

My comfort food has always been porridge.

Why porridge?

Well, it must have been traced back to my childhood days.  Whenever I was unwell, my mum or maternal granny would dish out the most delicious porridge to soothe my tummy, mind and soul.   My mum's porridge would always have grated carrots, cabbage, minced pork or fish and a little garlic oil. It's cooked in the slow cooker for several hours until the rice becomes really smooth and soft.   It's the most delish porridge ever and my girls love it as well.

When I don't feel too good, the first comfort food that comes into mind is porridge.

Yesterday I was having quite a bit of heart palpitations. I think they are caused by lack of sleep, the girls stressing me out and having no help at home for several days.  I was super busy with online work too.  Cooking porridge in the rice cooker is the fastest and easiest meal to whip up. No other dish can ever be this easy.  I dumped in 3/4 cup of rice, a few chunks of soft pork, sweet potatoes, carrots, dried oysters and pressed 'porridge' on the rice cooker twice to whip up a bowl of delish porridge.

With some chopped scallions, a few shakes of pepper and a piece of my favorite 'foo yi', my mood was instantly buoyed after enjoying this bowl of yummy porridge in absolute peace at home when the girls were still in school :)

Your Body On Anxiety

For those who know me well, they will know that I am a hyper chronic super worrier. I worry about the most minute of things. If the school transporter is only 5 minutes late, I start to worry.  I worry of all the 'what if's, the future and the present. If only our brain is a CPU, I would have just cleared the cookies and cache throughout the day so that  the current worries are erased from my mind!

The result of being a chronic worrier?  It's bad. And I can feel it in my health.  I am sure you can feel the negative effects of worrying on your health if you are a chronic worrier too. Sometimes I feel like I have a disorder called Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD) because of my chronic worrying!

Now that's a worrying matter!

Do you know that there is a hidden source of disease in a worrying mind?

Many say they lead healthy lives because they eat clean, drink loads of water, sleep well and exercise; but regardless of these, if your mind is not in the happiest state, free radical production happens. In fact, even when you breathe, free radical production is happening.  No wonder my heart palpitates whenever I worry!

I am  helping my body counteract  this free radical production as I cannot control my thoughts and worries by consuming Izumio and Super Lutein on a daily basis.  They are my stress buster as well.   Izumio and Super Lutein are able to clear the mind and improve depression because hydrogen has the ability to remove free radicals from the brain cells.

For more reading on Izumio and Super Lutein, please click on the following links:

 Dangers of Eczema Steroid Creams

Super Lutein and Izumio Hydrogen Water For Glaucoma

Effects of Hydrogen Rich Water On Metabolic Syndrome (Diabetes and Obesity) - from US National Library of Medicine

Izumio and Super Lutein - Testimonials From High Blood Pressure and Diabetes Patients

Izumio and Super Lutein - Testimonial On Diabetes And High Cholestrol

Super Lutein For Osteoarthritis - Testimonial

 If you are interested to get a box or two of Izumio or Super Lutein to try, you can buzz me at my email at shireenyong@gmail.com.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Dinner at Macaroni @ Faber Tower

Yesterday I was in no mood to cook.  I was super stressed over many things - mainly the girls' exams, online work, house chores and the part-time helper sent me a text message at the eleventh hour telling me that she's not well and couldn't come.

So off we went to the nearby cafe to have dinner at Macaroni Cafe.

Smoked salmon pasta for Sherilyn...

Hawaiian pizza ordered by the pizza crazed big girl...

Grilled chicken breast salad for moi...

Mushroom soup...

The hubby ordered a premium grilled unagi from the Japanese restaurant opposite Macaroni.  Both restaurants belong to the same owner.

And Udon as well, from the Japanese restaurant.

We bumped into hubby's friends - Alan and Isaac, who are both Malaysia's top models.  Alan, on the right calls himself an 'expired' model as he no longer catwalks on runways.  That's just Alan, always eating the humble pie and nice as ever.  He is now an entrepreneur and has been our old friend of almost 20 years.

Our part-time helper is still on sick leave today. She's got an infected lung caused by the nasty haze.  Hopefully she  will be well enough to work by tomorrow  coz I desperately need help at home!!!