As an ISTJ-A with a strong penchant for cakes, beaches and cats, I play Debussy to keep me zen.

Balancing between personal and business, I presently work as an Executive Assistant to the Group CEO of a multinational consortium right in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. Backed with years of experience working with the startup industry, multinational corporations and government agencies, I developed strong Corporate Administration skills whilst practising agile and being data-driven.

Coming from a humble background, I found solace in giving back to the community as a way of paying it forward by dividing my spare time with volunteer work.

Glamiva is the place for me to express my passion and knowledge sharing and I’m happy to spread message of positivity to as many people as possible.


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New Website: http://glamiva.com/

Hi all! I know it's been months since my last post and you know why? Because I have a new website already! Address? I give you one chance to guess.

Yeap, correct! It's http://glamiva.com/! I don't think you need another second more to guess right? xD

I actually had this blog on early May again, but I seriously had no time to post up an announcement here and let you all know about it. Now that I'm having my Raya holiday and back in Kota Kinabalu already, I've got time to spend with Glamiva again! =D

Why May?
I actually waited for May to come as May is my birth month. =) Thinking every year I'd be celebrating it's birthday, might as well celebrate it together with mine! How nice is that~

Newsletter Subscribers, Please Re-Subscribe!
Another important thing to announce is that since I got a new blog, it has a new feed and current newsletter subscribers won't get updates as you're currently subscribed to the glamiva.blogspot.com's feed. You can simply go to my blog at http://glamiva.com/ and enter your email address on the top right side of the blog or you can go to my rss feed at http://feeds.feedburner.com/Glamiva and you can also bookmark it from there using podcatchers such as My Yahoo!, Podnova, netvibes, Bitty Browser and so many more! For iTunes users, you can add my rss feed at pcast://feeds.feedburner.com/Glamiva.

So please please please do resubscribe again, I apologize for this inconvenience and promise you I won't be changing anything anymore after this. =) Only one more time~

For those of you who'd missed my "Daily Activities", you can catch up at My Diary section and read up. Actually it's not all perfect yet, I've still got a lot more days of posts to post but haven't got the time to write. Promise will do soon!

Thank you very much blogger.com for all these years of service and I truly value your platform and all of the invaluable lessons learnt. Thank you thank you!

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Big Mama Python Laid 21 Eggs at Bayan Lepas, Penang (VIDEO)

I never watch a python laying her eggs. Have you? I bet most of you don't..so which is why I'm going to share with you a video of 'Big Mama', a 7-metre long python who just gave birth this April! =D

She was delivering her python eggs in a snake farm next to the famous Snake Temple in Bayan Lepas, Penang. The snake farm reported that Big Mama was already pregnant when she was brought to the farm. She's reported to be 20-30 years of age, based on her size.

Up to this video was recorded, she had already laid 21 eggs. Normally, a python can lay up to 50 eggs one time! Can't imagine giving birth 50 times man....that must be...painful. Very. Very very very, VERY, painful.

The eggs would take up to 10 weeks to hatch and their survival rate would be 70%. That's quite high and it's a good thing, since it's a protected animal. I mean, endangered species. Ya la same thing la. xD

The farm will report to the Department of Wildlife and National Parks (DWNP) on the number of eggs laid and hatched.

So mark the date- 23 April as the newborns's birthdates!

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Justin Bieber's Hair for Animals Sold Off at US $40,668.00!

Wow. I'm speechless. Justin Bieber had just donated his hair for a good, really good cause of Ellen Degeneres's foundation, The Gentle Barn.

justin bieber hair auction on ebay via ellen degeneres
Picture from care2.com/

The Story
When Ellen's birthday was coming near, she tweeted that she had a one simple wish- a lock of Justin Bieber's hair and Justin tweeted back that she was getting her wish come true! Ellen got her gift and she decided to donate it for The Gentle Barn (an animal rescue organization). Justin even signed the box as a bonus! Whoa! It's something like our Datuk Lee Chong Wei gave away his winning racquet for charity. Awesome...

Youtube: Justin Bieber Presents Hair Present to Ellen Degeners
Watch this youtube video clip where Justin gave away his chopped locks off and signed the box!

Justin Bieber's Hair- The Winning Bid
It was auctioned off at a whopping US $40,668.00!! Whoa!! That's more than RM100,000 here! Way to go Bieb! So happy for the animals.

I wonder if this will spark a trend amongst celebrity now...you know, to auction off their hair or anything that belongs to them. That will be good. Very good. =)

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MAC Cosmetics New Sheen Supreme Lipstick

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MAC Cosmetics introduces the M.A.C. Sheen Supreme Lipstick!

Gloss is good, but there's nothing quite as wonderfully cinematic as strong, sensually saturated lipstick with a light feel, clear vibrancy & modern see-through sheen that moisturizes with no sticky feel.

MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick Description
There's nothing quite as worldly cinematic as a Lipstick. Imagine no muddy undertones, gliding in pearl or creme finish, moisturizing with no sticky/tacky feel. It's a new medium, with M∙A∙C in the lead. Sheen Supreme is retro/modern and devastatingly chic.

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Maroon 5 Concert Live 2011 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Maroon 5 will be singing their songs away for their lovely Malaysian fans in Kuala Lumpur this April! TimeOut KL reported.

maroon 5 concert live in kuala lumpur 2011
Picture from timeoutkl.com/

29 April 2011, Friday
Stadium Putra (National Sports Complex), Bukit Jalil Sri Petaling, 57700 Kuala Lumpur.
Ticket prices: RM115, RM185, RM225, RM355, RM485

Maroon 5 Concert Live 2011 at Stadium Putra, Bukit Jalil Map

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Penang 'Fake Eggs' Weren't Fake!!

I repeat. The seized eggs that claimed to be fake, were not fakes at all! I mean the one from Pulau Tikus, Penang.

The Science, Technology and Innovation Ministry (MOSTI) confirmed from perliminary study on the 'fake eggs' that the eggs are genuine ones, not fake ones. Health Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said that this is based on chemical tests on the egg shell protein, egg white and egg yolk.

It Happened Before
It seems that the ministry received similar reports in 2007 and then found out from tests that those were not fake eggs either. Sounds like the sheep cry wolf thing here.

Then...what about the youtube video that I shared titled Beware of Fake Eggs then?? Which egg was that?? o_0

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Zizan (Raja Lawak) and Dira: TV3's 'Melodi' Hosts!

tv3 melodi zizan raja lawak dan dira
Picture from bharian.com.my

This morning, I woke up...errrr wait, it was 12pm already actually. xD Let me re-phrase.

This afternoon, sharp 12pm, I woke up and turned the Sony Bravia tv on. Tv3 showed 'Melodi' and wut?? Zizan and who's that other girl?? What happened to Wahid and Fara??

So straightaway I Googled. xD Berita Harian Online reported that starting this April 2011, Zizan (Raja Lawak) and Dira Abu Zahar will be co-hosts for TV3's 'Melodi' show. Time would still be the same, every Sunday at 12.30pm.

Why The Change?
It seems that Wahid and Fara's host contract was expiring until end of March 2011, so the show's publisher, Azman Abd. Ghafar stated that after deep discussion several months before, a change of the front cover seems strategic and reasonable.

For Wahid's fans, you can still catch him in his spontaneous acts in a new show titled 'Ewah-Ewah' with Nabil that will be aired on TV3 this April! Wohoo! Fara? Don't know...not stated eh. All in all, all the best for these four in their new ventures!

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Avril Lavigne 'The Black Star Tour' 2011 in Singapore

The best damn thing yet is to come to Singapore this May! It's Avril Lavigne!! She'll be returning to Singapore to promote her fourth album titled 'Goodbye Lullaby'.

Picture from sistic.com.sg/

Details of Avril Lavigne 'The Black Star Tour' 2011
9 May 2011 (Monday)
8pm, about 90 minutes long
Singapore Indoor Stadium
Ticket price: Standard - S$175, S$145, S$115, S$95
No entry for children aged below 6 years old.

Avril Lavigne 'The Black Star Tour' 2011 Singapore Indoor Stadium Seat Plan & Ticket

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Click here for more information on this exciting event! Wohoo!

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FYI: How to Identify Fake Egg

Following the Fake Eggs Seized at Penang, Malaysia, I've come across a video from The Star Online's Youtube about how to identify fake eggs.

It is a bit tricky to identify if the egg is fake or not because "at a glance, they look similar." You need to take a closer look and be very detailed in observing.

How to Identify Fake Egg
Unusual size, larger than real eggs.
Has rougher surface than real eggs.
When broken, a fake egg has no sign of chalaza that holds the egg yolk.
When broken, the egg yolk of the fake egg mixes quickly with the egg white.
The fake egg yolk has darker yellowish hue.

So now we know how, if you're going to buy eggs, try see the size and the surface of it as obviously we can't crack the egg open to see the yolk right?? xD So check the size and the surface, rough or not. Then, get back home, check the yolk and see if it mixes easily with the egg white or not.

Alang-alang just buy Nutriplus with Omega 3 laaaaaa haiyaaaa so susah one la this matter. xD

Oh this is the video from The Star Online. See it!

Be safe,

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Fake Eggs Seized From Pulau Tikus, Penang

fake eggs from pulau tikus penang 2011
Picture from thestar.com.my

Seven officers from the Penang Domestic Affairs, Co-operatives and Consumerism Department have seized 378 eggs from 3 stalls at the Pulau Tikus market as a result from claims saying that fake eggs filled with chemicals were being sold there. Each stall was seized 3 trays (90 eggs) and an hour later, a team of four from the State Health Department collected more samples. The Star reported.

A Domestic Trade Department spokesman said that the samples would be sent to the Chemistry Department or the Veterinary Services Department for analysis.

The Complain
One of the complains was from a housewife, saying that she bought a tray of 30 eggs for RM11 at that market but later found they don't smell like real eggs and were tasteless.

The Egg Sellers
Lim Beng Poh, in her 60s, said that the eggs from her stall were from her brother, Lim Chong Teng's poultry farm in Titi Serong, Balik Pulau. At the farm, Chong Teng's wife said they reared 7,000 chickens which produce about 5,000 eggs a day. Both Lim and Chong Teng's wife are sure that their eggs are pure eggs, not fake ones.
Tan Shuan Soon, 56 years old, dismissed the reports of fake eggs, claimed that an egg's texture would change between 7 and 10 days.

The Fake Egg Tasting
The Star reporter tasted a boiled egg at the CAP's office and found that it was "not awful but tasteless".

"Unlike the real ones that have the smell of an egg being boiled, the fake ones were odourless," she said.

The yolk was tried to be separated from the egg white but the yolk broke into smaller pieces. "In a real egg, the yolk can easily be removed whole," she said.

Del Says
I'm shocked! If it's true... then everything in this world is starting to be fake nowadays...fake eggs, fake juices, fake ICs', fake boobies...xD Everything lah! So how? Makan pasir la better. Maybe later there'll be fake air too eh? Gee God forbid.

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Secretaries' Week, Fashion Show & High Tea Special 2011 by The ZON Regency Hotel

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The ZON Regency Hotel by the Sea will be having Secretaries' Week, Fashion Show & High Tea Special 2011 this end of April 2011! Enjoy an amazing afternoon filled with fashion and entertainment, suitable for your families and friends! Bosses, it's time to reward your secretaries for all of their hard work so far!

Details of Secretaries' Week, Fashion Show & High Tea Special 2011
23 April 2011, Saturday
Palm Lounge, Level 5, The ZON Regency Hotel
12pm - 3pm

Ticket for this show is RM88.00+ per adult, inclusive of buffet hi-tea and lucky draws!

Contact 07-2219999 or email at infojb@zonhotel.com.my for more info!

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Quote of The Day: "I Must Govern the Clock, Not Be Governed by It"

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“I must govern the clock, not be governed by it.”

― Golda Meir

How nice if we all can do this. There would be no last-minutes EVER! xD I can't seem to have time for myself, it seems like I don't have enough time! I know what you'll say- "every little thing in this world, God gives us all 24 hours each per day, no more no less. How come mothers with 4 children can still keep fit and care for her children AND still have time for her hubby??"

That's a superwoman I must say. I mean....yes she can, with help from other people like maids, nanny, gardener...rich women normally la. Na lain topik suda me. xD

Anyhuuu...I think the way to govern the clock is by assigning the time. Like, you have 1 hour to depart to prom and you need to bathe, make up, do your hair and maybe an express manicure. So obviously you bathe, assign maybe 10 minutes like that...then do the manicure first (nail polish needs time to dry!) while you're doing your hair and make up - 50 minutes! xD Easy huh? Hope I can take my own advice la. xD

Thanks Real Simple!

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Quote of The Day: "You Are Never Too Old to Set Another Goal or to Dream a New Dream"

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“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.”

― C.S. Lewis

True...even if you're already 40 years+ and you want to learn beauty therapy, it's okay, just go for it. I've seen women of that age...around that age actually, go for the course I was taking and have no awkwardness whatsoever on their faces- old still wanna learn ah? They can, and it's not a crime. =)

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Poll Result: Politicians Are Hindering The Process of Achieving National Unity

Yayasan Satu Malaysia created a poll and the result is that "politicians are hindering the process of achieving national unity."

The question was;
"Are politicians helping or hindering the process of achieving national unity?"

72% says 'Hindering'
21% says 'Helping'
7% says 'Not Sure'

Chandra said, "Eliminate race based parties and politics, but to that it will take a strong personality from the ruling government to do so."

Izham said, "Race-based parties will always mean that the champion of the party will practice the 'my race comes first' mentality."

Del Says...
I agree with Chandra. Actually I'm one of the 7% people. xD I'm not so into politics...but it seems true what both Chandra and Izham says there, we do have race-based politic parties..don't know why aa?

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Quote of The Day: "Beauty Without Grace, Is a Hook Without a Bait"

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“Beauty without grace, is a hook without a bait.”

― Ninon de Lenclos

Daily quote from Real Simple.

Waha so true! It's exactly the point, the true definition of it. You got the looks, but you don't have the IT factor. So useless also. I always see people of this type and it somehow...makes me feel blessed to feel that it's not a good thing. You know?

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Gold Jewellery Attracts Criminals. So How??

Gold Wearers...Beware
Yesterday night, a 79 year-old woman was found covered in blood in front of the 8th floor lift of the Sri Perak Flat, situated at Bandar Baru Sentul, Kuala Lumpur. Veeramah Perumal was believed to have been robbed before her neck was slashed using a sharp object, mStar online reported.

The incident is believed to have happened at about 6.45pm to 7.30pm. Victim died because of her serious injury and no weapons obtained from the crime scene. Officials think she was robbed because her earrings have gone missing but the criminals didn't have time to run away with the victim's purse and gold bracelet.

So How??
I'm told from time to time that gold won't lose it's price as others like silver would. It might even go up as time passes. Don't know true or not....so we should get gold then instead? So what about robbers, burglars, snatchers?? Even worse...necklace snatchers?? How la like this? I was even advised by Woman's parents to not wear my gold necklace while I'm here in semenanjung. THAT Scary oo.

Maybe I'll just wait till I get back to Sabah and resume my normal life. I mean, maybe it won't be as normal as I think it would, but at least there will be my favorite kon lau mee noodle, wantan ho fish, Snowy, my nice comfy bed....aaahhhhh home sweet home...

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UPKO Strongmen 2011 Competition for Kaamatan Celebration

There'll be another strongmen competition in conjunction with the UPKO Kaamatan Celebration!

UPKO Strongmen 2011 Competition Activities
Tyre Flip
Dead Lift
Atlas Stone

UPKO Strongmen 2011 Competition Prize
First RM500
Second RM 400
Third RM 300
Fourth RM200
Fifth RM 100
Sixth & Seventh RM 80
For more info, call Edward Sinimon Singsong at 016 8400928 or
Olivia Osmund at 088 420881 or
Roger Frederick at 016 8800097.

Details of UPKO Strongmen 2011 Competition
15 May 2011
Dewan Masyarakat Menggatal.

Registration is only RM50 and you need to sign up before 8 May 2011!

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Elysee Beauty (Penang) Facial Treatment at RM38 (79% Off!)

All Malaysians in Penang, here's your chance to score a facial treatment called Essential Harmonising Facial Treatment with a RM50 voucher worth RM178 by just paying a small amount of RM38! Elysee Beauty is offering you RM38 instead of RM128 worth of facial treatment, including a RM50 treatment voucher! This a big discount of 79% off!

Pamper and revitalize your precious facial skin in this 75-minute treatment and guess what? Elysee Beauty is giving away 20 free gifts of a USA product called Bellewave (www.bellewave.com)!

About Elysee Beauty
Loacted in Georgetown, Elysee Beauty is a spa and a beauty salon. It offers spa treatments like body scrubs, body wraps and also beauty services like waxing, eyelash extension and eyebrow embroidery!

Grab this offer now of Essential Harmonising Facial Treatment and RM50 voucher at only RM38! and head on to Elysee Beauty, Jalan Chow Thye, Georgetown, Penang!

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Daily Activity: Back from Sunway, Hello Klang!

Hey all! I just got back to Klang today morning from Sunway. Yesterday, the graduation was a success, tho a bit of downs at some corners of it. But I'm glad. Glad it's over, glad I experienced it! xD

I stayed at Sun Inn Hotel all 3 days since last Friday and the hotel is just 5 minutes of walking distance from Sunway Pyramid. About 5 minutes only reached already, betul aa, bukan tipu ni.

Mom and I parted around 11am like that- she wanted to do some shopping before heading to KLIA. =( I felt sad when she left...still am. Maybe I'm getting the home sick thing now. And yes I'm crying. Again. Oh lord. I smelt the pillow where her hair slept 2 nights in a row and can still smell the mild smell of her hair..I cried. I guess I really am home sick. Mom sick, cat sick, bed sick, bedroom view sick, bathroom sick, shower sick, the wooden stair sick, the creaking fan sick ...I can continue on and on man.

Moving along! xD So I checked out some minutes after 12pm then waited for Woman to come and pick me up. It wasn't long before she arrived with her family, only like, 10 minutes of wait la on the side of the road. This time I still felt the gurgling sensation in my stomach. I ate a lot of food yesterday, seriously. We had steamboat. Nuff said.

Reached Klang in less than 30 minutes man. So near! xD I got up to the condo...loaded our stuff on the pink bed...(the bed was quite invincible after we were done)

Woman went out then to be with Aunty H and her family started to go back home already. I on the other hand....had to return back a blouse I bought for the graduation from Nichii. It said that I have 7 days to return it back and exchange it for a different size. So I had to go to Jusco Bukit Tinggi via cab and thank god the price wasn't bad, RM20. Made friends with the driver as well. xD Cab drivers aren't actually as poor as we think they are...believe me.

So I exchanged the size of the blouse already...thank god....then I had a shopping spree a bit using my first gaji! Wohoo! xD Bought Hush Puppies and Larrie shoes. The Larrie shoe was surprisingly comfortable, super duper soft to the touch and has cushions all over the surface and my feet felt bliss when I slipped my aching feet into it. So the Hush Puppies obviously is mine and the Larrie would be for my mom. She would surely love it, seriously. It's like the best shoe ever, even the Hush Puppies can't beat the comfort it gives. Bought some grocery...nothing much, just fruits and my Fitness First cereal. =D

I got back home around....6pm. Then went to Digi Centre in Centro to pay for my Digi broadband bill. Only RM41.++! I thought I'm to pay RM68....maybe next month eyh? xD

That's it! Done. xD I kinda promised to post up pictures on my journey here to Klang...but still no time to do it and it's already 10.16pm.... =( I hope I'll be able to get some time to do la...I seriously lack time! xD

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Quote of The Day: "Love Wasn't Meant to Be Rational. It Was Meant to be Experienced and Felt"

“Love wasn’t meant to be rational. It was meant to be experienced and felt.”

― S.L. Naeole

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Love, there's no rationality in there if you ask me. From all the experience of having 10 boyfriends...not all at once la aa, I'm not that type of girl..wasn't and never will, there's not sensibility when someone is in love. I mean, in the sense that they'd do anything and nearly everything for the one they love. And that can be a good thing or a bad thing.

Remember our late Malaysian teenager Alviss Kong? He committed suicide all for a girl who didn't like him. No rational in that right? But for him it was very rational. Very very very. Why? Because of love. He felt it, yes, correct, he felt it very much and he cannot think of anything else or think further about the situation that can make him think it wasn't sensible. It was sad. Very sad.

Back to the topic, I myself right now am happily using my brain instead of 100% emotions now with the ones I love, including Snowy. xD I tend to be intrigued when I see cat food or cat toys here in Semenanjung and then thought, better don't, cuz I don't think he'd be interested in the effects of his raging maturing hormones there in his testicles. xD

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5 Sex Positions to Get Pregnant Faster

Trying to be pregnant but find it to be something as easy as losing your belly fat? Been trying to conceive for so many months over long periods of stressful hours of counseling with no result? Maybe it's the way you guys position yourselves! Here are 5 best positions to get pregnant fast according to The Times of India.

5 sex position to pregnant faster quicker

Here's the basic thing. The longer and closer the sperm can get to the egg, the higher rate of conceiving. Simple right? Now let's see what are the positions that are good to make this happen.

The Missionary (Man on Top)
This position is said to be the best position for getting pregnant. Why? Because this position allows the deepest possible penetration.

Raise the hips
Elevating the hips as in placing a pillow behind your darling female partner. This is because this exposes the female cervix to as much semen as the male can release. Pretty smart huh?

Doggy style is also a recommended position for sperm is deposited closest to the cervix while you're doing the hump-hump thingy.

Side by side
Or should I say the scissor style? I think this applies to both frontal and errr...behind interaction. xD

This has nothing to do with the positions like the above, I know. But, according to studies, female orgasm leads to contractions (which naturally, automatically occurs) that could push the sperm up into the cervix.

Get the ideas? Understand? Good. Go give your lady a good massage right now and enjoy. xD

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Quote of The Day: "Reality is The Leading Cause of Stress Among Those in Touch With It"

“Reality is the leading cause of stress among those in touch with it.”

― Lily Tomlin

Del Says...
True. I fancy those who take the world seriously, so in-touch with reality stuff, so serious all the time, isn't happy. They don't dream, no imaginings, nothing. It's bad. Really. So be artistic people! Get the color paints and paint the wall, splash it around and see how nice it will turn out to be.

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Honda Dreams Fund 2011 Scholarship

Honda Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), both are currently looking for 20 youths for the Honda Dreams Fund (HDF) 2011 intake. Source from the Sun.

Honda Malaysia CEO Yoichiro Ueno told, "It is always our hope to assist deserving underprivileged Malaysian students by providing the scholarship to young and aspiring minds. HDF is now into its fifth year. By this year, we will have 100 HDF scholars in total".

About Honda Dreams Fund 2011
Open to those who have at least completed and passed Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia or Sijil Tinggi Pelajaran Malaysia examination
Combined household income of less than RM1,500 per month.
Non-binding full scholarship- scholars free to select their course of study at the institution of their choice.
Successful applicants will receive RM500 allowance per month and those living away from home will have their rental expenses covered too

Interested? Go to the Honda Dreams Fund website at www.honda.com.my/hdf and download the forms. Closing date is March 31! =D

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Malaysia's King Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin's Mother Passed Away

Yesterday, Monday 21 March 2011, the mother of Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Tengku Ampuan Bariah Sultan Alam Shah has passed away at 1.22am. She was already 78 years old and passed away at the Seri Kota Hospital, Klang, The Star reported.

malaysia king mother passed away tuanku mizan zainal abidin

From Subang Air Base, her remains were flown to Kuala Terengganu by the Royal Malaysia Air Force's C130 aircraft at 10.45am while Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin and Permaisuri Agong Tuanku Nur Zahirah were in another aircract- Yang di-Pertuan Agong's senior private secretary, Datuk Mohd Suki Ali in a statement said.

The remains would be taken to Istana Maziah, Kuala Terengganu for a ceremony to pay last respects. According to the Kuala Terengganu's State Secretary's Office, the public is allowed to pay their last respects to Tengku Ampuan Bariah between 1pm and 2.30pm Monday.

Burial would be done at the Royal Mausoleum at the Al-Muktafibillah Shah Mosque's compound in Ladang.


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Famous for her sweets and cakes corner at birthday parties and gatherings, her creations add joy and become a ‘sweet’ topic of conversations that continues to travel as word of mouth recommendations throughout KL and even as far as London!

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Presented in a box and with a choice of buttercream colors and flavours to your liking (a maximum of 2 colors and 2 flavours per set), choose them accordingly in favourite colours of Blue, Purple, Yellow, Orange, Pink, Green or Red and a choice of Vanilla, Chocolate, Strawberry or Blueberry for the flavours. If it’s hard to choose, let Aireen make the decision for you.

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This serves well as gifts and looks great when spread out at any gathering. Above all else, it’s just a wonderful treat for you.

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They all look so delicious aren't they? Don't miss this chance! 55% off man, when else can you get this type of offer for delicious cupcakes! RM25 only for RM56 worth of cupcakes, cream puffs and cheese tarts! Don't miss this! Again, don't miss this! Don't!

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Home Remedies: Myth or Fact?

I'm sure you know at least three home remedies for health problems- simple ones like cold, diarrhea...you know, home remedies, without over-the-counter medicines. Something like eat ginger slices with salt, literally like that, for your diarrhea or have that claypot with chinese herbs in it and drink it to make your cold go away, or just take oranges after meal xD. You get the idea. Source from Care2.com.

Home remedies- BUSTED

Chicken Soup for colds
It's not a myth at all! Chicken Noodle Soup is effective against fighting cold symptoms! Here's how it works;

When [we] added chicken soup to a petri dish full of neutrophils (inflammatory cells), the ability of these cells to move around and migrate was decreased. Neutrophils are cells that help to fight infection but also cause inflammation which is responsible for some of the uncomfortable symptoms experienced with a cold.

Wow! Amazing!

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Cranberry Juice for UTI (Urinary Tract Infection)

The New York Times Wellness Blog has explored whether cranberry juice is a cure for bladder infections recently. According to the article...

[R]esearchers have repeatedly shown that the juice does effectively prevent some species of bacteria from adhering to the cells that line the urinary tract. More to the point, urine from both mice and people who drank modest amounts of cranberry juice also prevented bacterial adherence.

Vitamin C for Immune Health

When we start feeling sick, for sure we'll take supplements. I bet you most people would surely get vitamin C. xD According to the Harvard Health Journal, vitamin C is likely a good choice when taken with other micronutrients like with Vitamin B6.

Ginger for Nausea

According to Samantha, the author of the article, she said that ginger works well to relieve a stomach ache and nausea- according to her experience. NASA, she said, even uses it to counter the nausea in outer space. Lifespy (http://www.lifespy.com/) recommends you sip on ginger soda and ginger beer for they contain more ginger than ginger ale.

Coffee for Hangover

Too bad, this one is a mistake remedy. Coffee is a bad hangover choice for a lot of reasons. First, coffee would make your dehydration during the hangover worse. Secondly, it'll make you more anxious. So don't take your expresso or whatever, just rest, take a banana (replenish your lost potassium) and some water. That's it. Sooooooo easy laaa...

Saltiness for Morning Sickness

According to Medline Plus, there's some accuracy in this for certain. When you feel nauseated, have bland foods like ginger ale, broth or saltine crackers to soothe your stomach. Easy! =D

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Earth Hour Fiesta 2011 at Sutera Harbour, Sabah

Sutera Harbour Resort is organizing "Earth Hour Fiesta" this March 2011! I think this is in conjunction with the Earth Hour coming up soon! =D

earth hour fiesta 2011 at sutera harbour kota kinabalu sabah march 2011

Earth Hour Fiesta 2011 Activities
Stalls selling food & beverages
Fun games stalls with exciting prizes
"Lights off" ceremony
I think there will be an "Earth Hour Junior Ambassador" competition too.

Earth Hour Fiesta 2011 Details
26 March 2011
6pm- 10pm
Marina Broadwalk, Sutera Harbour Marina & Country Club, Sutera Harbour Resort, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.
Call Tracy Lim at 088-303359.

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Japan News Alert: Nuclear Explosion, Humans with Radiation Risks

Okay I'm pretty sure everyone now knows about what's happening there in Japan where the Tsunami hit Sendai first at an alarming Richter scale. And it seemed that a nuclear plant in Fukushima, Japan, exploded Aaaand so mom today, at 4.55am messaged me, late at night.

Stay inside the store if you are on duty/BBC FLASHNEWS: japan government radiation leak at fukushima nuclear plants.Asian countries should take necessary precautions. Remain indoors first24 hours. Close windows and doors.Swab neck skin with betadine where thyroid area is, radiation hits thyroid first. Take extra precautions. Radiation may hit Philippine at starting 4pm today. Pls send to your loved ones.

I watched TV3 this morning (I think it was Malaysia Hari Ini, yeah. MHI it says) where 2 TV3 hosts were talking about the nuclear explosion there and talked to Dato' Professor Dr. Prom @ Proom Promwichit from Masterskills college, live.

He said that Malaysia is safe from the radiation and that we shouldn't be worried about it. Sea beings are safe from the radiation too. =D We can eat fish! Wohoo!

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Daily Quote of The Day: "If You Risk Nothing, Then You Risk Everything"

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“If you risk nothing, then you risk everything.”

― Geena Davis

Hmmmm something that I need to think about real deep whenever I thought I'm not risking anything at all aa. xD

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Karnival Pendidikan Mara 2011 (Mara Education Carnival 2011)

Karnival Pendidikan Mara (Mara Education Carnival) or short term for it, KPM has been attracting thousands of visitors nationwide for more than 10 years already. If you want the opportunity to get information on the latest development in education and career, this education fair is for you!

Karnival Pendidikan Mara 2011 Activities
Education exhibition by IPTA/IPTS and Mara Education Institution (IPMa)
FREE study fee at selected Mara Education Institutions (IPMa)
Chances for sponsorships for qualified students
Monthly allowances for qualified candidates
Education and career counseling
Upfront payment for qualified candidate
Direct application and open interviews
Balance check for tunggakan pinjaman MARA
Career opportunities and work interviews

Karnival Pendidikan Mara 2011 Details
29 & 30 March 2011 (Tuesday & Wednesday)
9am - 5pm
Suria Sabah Shopping Mall, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.

And guess what? Free entrance! xD Obviously la.

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Easy and Quick Hair Updo "How To: Funnel Cake Updo"

Here's A "How To: Funnel Cake Updo" hairstyle from Missglamorazzi from Youtube! It's actually a super easy hairstyle that is very easy and quick to do and yet it gives off a very beautiful elegant twist of hairs that looks like a flower or should I (may I) say, corals!

Steps are very simple, just make your hair up in a pony tail. She backcombed her front part of hair (fringe, if you will) beforehand to make it more volume. Sprayed it with a hairspray from Pantene. She said having a greasy hair is ideal for making hair updo's for the grease will help hold the updo and you'll need lesser hair products. I agree.

The pony can be as low or as high as you want, then just take some of your hair, no matter how many you're taking it then just simply twist it until it shortens down, twisting on it's own. Then clip it down with bobby pins. Just continue the method until everything's up and there you go! Watch this video below to see how easy it is! It took her about just 3 minutes!

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"Tuhun Tavakas, Tulun Lugu Kaamatan" on May 2011

Fellow Orang Kuat Sabah fans and members, I have a good news! Bank Simpanan Nasional (BSN) will be organizing "Tuhun Tavakas, Tulun Lugu Kaamatan"- MyBSN with KKFM 91.1FM this May 2011! So if you wana see some big muscles contracting and lined up with oil, come and watch the event!

"Tuhun Tavakas, Tulun Lugu Kaamatan" Activities
Farmer's Walk
Yoke Walk
Van Pull
Car Deadlift

"Tuhun Tavakas, Tulun Lugu Kaamatan" Details
28 May 2011 (Saturday)
Jesselton Point, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.

Wait! Here's more! There will be a promo and demo event on the 1st of May 2011 in Tuaran! Do join and have a sneak peek on how heavy the lifts are going to be!

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KK Twestival 2011 Registration!

Members of Sabahan Bloggers have been messaged by one of the Admins, Fara about the Kota Kinabalu Twestival 2011 registration!

How to Register KK Twestival 2011
Visit Origin Cafe at Karamunsing Capital, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. (the new building next to Karamunsing)
Look out for a Vietnamese lady called Starr
Be prepared to pay RM30 per person. First come first serve!
Food coupons are available at RM5 each. Buy as much as you can as all proceeds go straight to Sabah Society for The Blind.

Contact for KK Twestival 2011 Registration
Starr Nguyen
Mobile phone number 0109318869
Landline number 088448620

Origin Cafe,
Lot G-0-1, Ground Floor Level, Karamunsing Capital,
Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.

Operation hours:
Mon - Thu and Sunday 11am - 12 midnight
Friday and Saturday 12noon - 1am

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Justin Bieber's Girlfriend Music Video by Michaela Wallace

Whoa! It's a big hit with current total views of 1,237,179! I stumbled upon this video when I went to Yahoo News! just seconds ago. Then saw "Justin Bieber's Girlfriend". xD And guess what? Little Michaela is only 14 years old!

Not bad, I think she can do better with the acting a bit and this song is perfectly fine for a girl of her age, like, it exudes girly stuff, humour and her desire to be Justin's girlfriend, of course. xD Which is, what every girl of her age (mostly) would want. Now.

Hmmm....I wonder what girlfriend has to say about this! xD

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Quote of The Day: "A Day Without Sunshine is Like, You Know, Night"

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“A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.”

― Steve Martin

Simply said, casually. =) Another wise quote from Real Simple today. =D Don't think anyone likes nightime right? Unless you're an owl la. xD

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Sigma Make Up Special Deals On March 2011

Sigma is having "Special Deals" right now! Discount on several make up items up to $10.00!

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Hollywood Glamour Retractable Kabuki in Red
$18.75 (before was $25.00)
Get some Hollywood Glamour! The Sigma Makeup retractable kabuki is the easiest way to apply powder products such as blush, bronzer, foundation, and highlighter on-the-go. Practical and classy, the Hollywood Glamour collection is a must! Featuring the SigMax fiber for high definition application.

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Premium Travel Kit Hot in Pink
$49.00 (before was $59.00)
Introducing the new Sigma Premium Travel Kits. Now you can take our most luxurious and functional brushes from our Premium collection wherever you go! This kit has everything you need to do your makeup routine on the go and in style.

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Premium Travel Kit in Sweet in Pink
$49.00 (before was $59.00)
Introducing the new Sigma Premium Travel Kits. Now you can take our most luxurious and functional brushes from our Premium collection wherever you go! This kit has everything you need to do your makeup routine on the go and in style.

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Premium Travel Kit Stylish in Black
$49.00 (before was $59.00)
Introducing the new Sigma Premium Travel Kits. Now you can take our most luxurious and functional brushes from our Premium collection wherever you go! This kit has everything you need to do your makeup routine on the go and in style.

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Premium Travel Kit Classy in Silver
$49.00 (before was $59.00)
Introducing the new Sigma Premium Travel Kits. Now you can take our most luxurious and functional brushes from our Premium collection wherever you go! This kit has everything you need to do your makeup routine on the go and in style.

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Face and Eyes Kit & Heart Shaped Mirror in Some Like it Hot!
$69.00 (before was $79.00)
6 professional quality brushes for a complete makeover! The essentials you need to apply makeup to eyes and face, plus the cute Heart Shaped Mirror in Some Like it Hot for a very special price!

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Face and Eyes Kit & Heart Shaped Mirror in Some Like it Hot!
$139.00 (before was $149.00)
Introducing the new Sigma Makeup Premium Professional Kit. This kit contains 15 unique brushes and nicely complements our original 12 piece brush set. It includes 7 new face brushes, 7 new eyes brushes, and the first Sigma Makeup lip brush.

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RM10 for RM30 Cash Voucher at The Old Blossom Box Vintage Boutique

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The Old Blossom Box, Shah Alam, is offering you a RM30 worth of cash voucher for only RM10! It's like, 67% off already!

Jezmine Zaidan, a well-known Malaysian designer, owner of the Old Blossom Box, was a participant of the Project Runaway, Malaysia! Hunny Madu, Intan Ladyana and Sheila OIAM loves this fashion boutique!

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the old blossom box at shah alam malaysia offering rm10 cash voucher on vintage fashion by milkadeal

the old blossom box at shah alam malaysia offering rm10 cash voucher on vintage fashion by milkadeal

The Old Blossom Box
The Old Blossom Box offers a vast selection of vintage treasures and trinkets as well as distinctive and exclusive designs of accessories, shoes and garments! Some of the items are imported from all parts of the world and this quirky-cute store has appeared in the media in all forms- online, print, radio and tv!

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the old blossom box at shah alam malaysia offering rm10 cash voucher on vintage fashion by milkadeal

Elegant and quirky is one look that will never die with age. That’s probably why girls still dress up like their fashion icon; dreaming of being Audrey Hepburn in the timeless fashionable movie of all times, Breakfast At Tiffany’s.
Vintage, conservative with a twist of fun, you’re bound to make heads turn in admiration.
But finding vintage pieces can be quite a hassle, especially when most of the best shops are hidden.

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At The Old Blossom Box, you can find an assortment of clothes and accessories to suit your wardrobe. Let your crazy, creative side run wild, as you go through the selection of infamous scallop maxi skirts, unique shaped belts and brooches and so much more! It’s like playing dress up!

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For a limited time only, The Old Blossom Box is offering this special RM10 for a RM30 worth of cash voucher. In other words, for RM10, you are able to buy a whole lot of goodies worth RM30! That should be enough to set any fashionista’s heart rate racing! It's also a good enough reason to visit The Old Blossom Box store in Shah Alam and start browsing and shop to your heart's content. Imagine all the cute floral dresses and Mary Janes that you can get your hands on!

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So quick! Offer ends on 12 April 2011! Pay RM10 only for your RM30 voucher at The Old Blossom Box.

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Unafraid by Amy Grant

This is a very beautiful song about the love shared between a mother and her children. I wana send this to my mama! Like, right now!


Love your mama? Send this to her all other women who have made your life better when you were at your worst!

Happy Mother's Day mama. =) I know I rarely say this, but..I love you.

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Discount 80% on Permanent Hair Removal from My Body Secrets, Kuala Lumpur

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My Body Secrets, The Strand is offering you 80% discount off their PERMANENT hair removal treatment! Instead of RM199, you only pay RM39.80! What a steal!

Don't you ever wish your armpits or should I say the milder version- underarms; free of hairs, permanently?

Wait! Wana Get Slim Too?
Oh and My Body Secrets offers slimming treatments as well and people are giving good reviews about it!

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Since its my first time there at MY BODY SECRETS, Ms. Ruby actually spent more than 1 hour talking to me explaining to me how the whole program works and what kinda benefits my body will be getting plus all kinda nutritional advices. Very professional i must say! – Rojak

While the therapists are working on my super-flabby thighs, the ambient was filled with smooth and relaxing music. Oh how i wish i live here! – Ms Xeroz

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After visiting My Body Secrets I have changed my mind about slimming center. It is not a place that is only for woman but also for men. You still can get facial treatment at the same place together with your partner – Tian Chad

Get slim and be free of hairs, permanently right now! But first before coming, you need to book an appointment. Simply call 03-6142 4898~

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Daily Quote of The Day: "For Every Minute You Are Angry You Lose Sixty Seconds of Happiness"

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“For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.”

― Ralph Waldo Emerson

True. =) So true! Never looked at it the other way around like that. This is something to be taken seriously, those 60 seconds when we lose it, we lose it forever. There's no turning back the clock and we already got more stress than the last 1 minute ago. Think about it.

Thanks Real Simple. =)

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Improve Life with Better Effects from Food Combos

Do you know that you can actually achieve better effect than just drinking green tea? Want greater, faster result to a better skin, stronger skeleton or a slimmer waistline? There are 14 food pairs here for you to read and learn more. I didn't know about these before as well! xD Thanks iVillage!

Green Tea + Lemon
Want a healthier heart? Mix your green tea with lemon! Green tea has been linked to reduced risk of heart attacks due to it's catechins (antioxidants). Too bad studies show that only about 20% of these would be available to be absorbed by our body.

food combo pairing for health

Good news: Recently, scientists discovered that adding lemon juice to green tea enables the body to absorb 80% of catechins! Vitamin C in citrus fruits can also increase the catechin absorption level.
Strategy: After brewing your favorite cup of green tea, squeeze one whole lemon juice (you can use orange, lime or grapefruit). Lazy to DIY teas? Look for bottled green teas that have ascorbic acid (AKA vitamin C).

Broccoli + Tomatoes
Broccoli and tomatoes are both cancer-fighting foods that we can eat. Research reveals that by eating them together may offer even more protection! Recent study shows that eating tomato and broccoli at the same time is more effective at slowing the growth of cancerous prostate tumors than eating any of the vegetable alone. Wow wow wow..

food combo pairing for health

Strategy: The amount used in the study was about one and a half cups of broccoli and two and a half cups of fresh tomato (or one cup of tomato sauce). You can just simply eat these amount by ordering pizza with broccoli or sprinkle some florets on your next plate of spaghetti. Easy right? =)

Red Bell Peppers + Black Beans
Iron in beans exists in a form called non heme iron that's harder for your body to absorb than the iron found in red meat (heme iron). Adding a dose of vitamin C-rich produce like red bell peppers converts the non heme iron into a type that's easier for the body to use, registered dietitian Heidi McIndoo explained.

food combo pairing for health

Strategy: In a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, women absorbed nearly 3 times more iron from their meal by adding just 63 miligrams of vitamin C (about half a cup of chopped red bell peppers). You can just toss these peppers into your chili pot next time. =)

Eggs + Mango
Want to improve your skin's appearance and strength? I do! Eggs are rich with two special amino acids (building blocks of protein) that are essential for the formation of collagen (plumps the skin). Keri Glassman, a registered dietitian in New York City explained that foods that are rich in vitamin C like mango, work with these acids to boost collagen production. This help to build lost stores in the body which can improve the skin's appearance.

food combo pairing for health

Strategy: Pair an omelet with a cup of fresh mango chunks which supply nearly an entire day's supply of vitamin C. Nyum2! Interesting pairing here.

Green Tea + Black Pepper
Recent study found that consuming green tea with some black pepper boosts the absorption of EGCG (a key antioxidant in tea that burns calories) by 130%! Whoa! According to a research published in "Nutrition Journal", people who drank green tea with their meal reported feeling more full and were less likely to want a second helping than those who drank plain water. This, experts explained that the compounds in green tea can affect the hormones that regulate hunger and fullness.

food combo pairing for health

Strategy: Sip a cup of green tea and shake some black pepper over it. Studies say that as little as a half-teaspoon of black pepper can increase the absorption rate of green tea's beneficial compounds.

Radicchio + Kale
Kale is the king of calcium (has 3 times more than spinach!). Food scientists say that you'll get more of calcium by combining kale with some radicchio (left pic). Why? According to a recent study in the "Nutrition Research" journal, Radicchio is rich in inulin- a carbohydrate that naturally enhances calcium absorption in the intestines.

food combo pairing for health

Strategy: Eat with salad!

Avocado + Green Salad
Carotenoids, a skin-protecting plant compound, can be absorbed more from green salad by adding a little avocado. Carotenoids reduce free radical damage and thus protects skin effectively from harmful UV rays. One study at the Ohio State University showed that people who ate avocado in their salad of spinach, lettuce and carrots absorbed up to 15 times more carotenoids that those who didn't eat their salad with avocado. Wow! It seems that according to studies, carotenoids require some fat to be optimally absorbed by the body.

food combo pairing for health

Strategy: Slice a half of avocado into your green salad. Pretty easy huh, but it's going to be hard when it's not the season for avocadoes!

Yogurt + Bran Cereal
Yogurt is full of good bacteria and acts as a probiotic. Meaning, it encourages healthy bacteria to flourish in our digestive tract, keeping sickness- causing bugs away. Probiotics, work even better when paired with prebiotics found in wheat bran it seems. Prebiotics act as nourishment for probiotics, helping them thrive better in the gut so they can do their immnunity-boosting magic. Registered dietitician Dave Grotto said so. xD

food combo pairing for health

Strategy: Look for probotic-rich yogurts that have "live and active cultures" label on them. Then, mix one cup of this yogurt with 3 quarters of a cup of wheat bran cereal.

Apricots + Almonds
Pairing apricots with Almonds help prevent LDL (bad cholesterol) from oxidizing (a process that happens when LDL reacts to free radicals). Registred dietitican Elaine Magee says that oxidized LDL is harmful because it encourages dangerous plaque build-up in the arteris. A study published in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry showed the phytochemicals in almonds reduce LDL oxidation when paired with the antioxidant vitamins- vitamin E and vitamin C, which are both found abundantly in apricots.

food combo pairing for health

Strategy: Combine a quarter-cup each of raw almonds and dried apricots.

Yogurt + Blueberries
This delicious pair is advised to be taken after a workout in the gym. Why? Research reveals that blueberries possess brain-boosting benefits while yogurt, rich in protein, helps to repair the little tears in your muscles. The carbs in both yogurt and blueberry will naturally replenish your muscles with glycogen (a stored form of energy) and if your glycogen is too low, you'll feel tired. And to top it all off, yogurt's protein also stimulates a hormone that transports these carbs into your muscles to give your next work out more energetic.

food combo pairing for health

Strategy: Our body is most efficient at storing glycogen in the first 15 minutes after working out, so eat this snack right after your workout!

Extra Virgin Olive Oil + Tomatoes
Tomatoes boast all four major carotenoids- alpha-carotene, beta-carotene, lutein and lycopene and also 3 antioxidants- beta-carotene, vitamin E and vitamin C. All these may help fight cancer and heart disease. Pairing tomatoes with olive oil will enable us to absorb more of these protective chemicals. It is high in healthy monosaturated fats and slows digestion.

food combo pairing for health

Strategy: Mix a little olive oil in your marinara or get bigger phytochemical absorption with cooked tomatoes (leave the skin on since it's loaded with them). Why extra virgin olive oil? It's the least processed form and so contains the most beneficial compounds.

Oatmeal + Strawberries
Oat contains two important phytochemicals named avenanthramides and phenolic acids that have been found to work synergistically with vitamin C to reduce the effects of LDL cholesterol and help prevent the plague build-up that can lead to heart attacks.

food combo pairing for health

Strategy: Enjoy your breakfast of oatmeal with a half cup of sliced strawberries or oranges! Nyum2...

Cinnamon + Whole Grain Toast
Cinnamon may help keep blood sugar level at a healthier one, which prevents low energy levels and spikes in our hungry-ness. xD "American Journal of Clinical Nutrition" published that cinnamon slows the rate of stomach emptying and reduce the rise of blood sugar after meals.

food combo pairing for health

Strategy: Have your breakfast with whole-grain bread, trans-free margarine with a study-backed teaspoon of cinnamon.

Garlic + Onions
Both vegetables contain a number of organosulfur compounds- heart-healthy plant chemicals that help keep arteries flexible and free of plaque. Some of the compounds have been shown to detoxify carcinogens (cancer-causing substances) in the body.

food combo pairing for health

Strategy: Together, they make a delicious base for soups and sauces. Or you can simply sauté them together with other vegetables and make a healthy vegetable dish out of it.

There you go! Get healthy and start utilizing all the wonderful food that we have!

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