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Saturday, March 26, 2011

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!
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

Orgasms
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







Shine on,
Del

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.







Shine on,
Del

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

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







Shine on,
Del

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

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.

Al-Fatihah.







Shine on,
Del

Monday, March 21, 2011

55% Off Cupcakes, Cream Puffs and Cheese Tarts from IreneBakeLove!

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Love cupcakes? Have little money to spend? Fret no more! Irenebakelove Online Bakery is having 55% off their cupcakes, cream puffs and cheese tarts! Spend RM25 instead of RM56 for 12 Cupcakes, 10 Cream Puffs and 7 Cheese Tarts! No kidding! You can have some little tea party already with your friends with this, totally. It's RM30 saved, meaning you save more than you buy with this offer.

You can buy as many vouchers and redemptions as you want- they don't care!

About IreneBakeLove

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Oreo Cupcakes

Aireen of Irenebakelove could definitely whip up delectable wonders that are eye pleasing as well as mouth-watering in a jiffy, though for creations requiring utmost attention to detail, more care and love is put into them as if they were her own baby.

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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.

mad discount on cupcakes cream puffs and cheese tarts from irenebakelove from shah alam bakery

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!







Shine on,
Del

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!

home remedy chicken soup for cold and fever

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







Shine on,
Del

Sunday, March 20, 2011

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
Performance
"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.








Shine on,
Del

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

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!







Shine on,
Del

Monday, March 14, 2011

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







Shine on,
Del

Sunday, March 13, 2011

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.







Shine on,
Del

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!









Shine on,
Del

Saturday, March 12, 2011

"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!







Shine on,
Del

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







Shine on,
Del

Friday, March 11, 2011

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







Shine on,
Del

Thursday, March 10, 2011

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

quote of the day from real simple

“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







Shine on,
Del

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!

sigma make up special deal on march 2011 on kabuki brush make up brush travel kit

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.

sigma make up special deal on march 2011 on kabuki brush make up brush travel kit

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!

sigma make up special deal on march 2011 on kabuki brush make up brush travel kit

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.







Shine on,
Del

Monday, March 7, 2011

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

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

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!

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 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!

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

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.

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

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!

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

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!

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

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







Shine on,
Del

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.







Shine on,
Del

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

my body secrets kuala lumpur offer discount on permanent hair removal treatment

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~







Shine on,
Del

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. =)







Shine on,
Del

Sunday, March 6, 2011

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!







Shine on,
Del

New: MAC Cosmetics "M·A·C Cremeblend Blush"

Mac Cosmetics has come up with a new range of blushers for us to choose this March 2011!

new make up from mac cosmetics cremeblend blush on march 2011

Play with blush...perfect for all skin colors and particularly adept at preventing ashiness. This magnificently flexible formula starts creamy and stays creamy, with a finish that's subtle and natural or Old Hollywood glamor made modern It's all in your hands!

M·A·C Cremeblend Blush Description
For every contour control freak, for every persistent perfectionist comes this wondrous way to play with blush that gives you the most magnificent flexibility you've ever had...Starts creamy, stays creamy and proves that powder is NOT your only prerogative. Make powdery a thing of the past.

M·A·C Cremeblend Blush Colors
So Sweet, So Easy
Something Special
Posey
Ladyblush
Brit Wit
Tea Petal

Price? US$19.5 only~! =D







Shine on,
Del

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Life is Like Coffee. Right?

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I was referred to this site that showed me a video clip titled "Life is Like Coffee Movie". This movie is about sharing the idea of life like a coffee and it really opened up my eyes and changed the way I view things in life now. This is a great video to be shared as it teaches to be humble and just enjoy life as it is.

Thanks ATK. =)

Life is Like Coffee Story

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A group of alumni,
highly established in their careers,
got together to visit their old college professor.
Conversation soon turned to complaints about stress in work and life.

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Offering his guests coffee,
the professor went to the kitchen and returned with a large pot of coffee and an assortment of cups-
porcelain,
plastic,
glass,
crystal,

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some plain looking,
some expensive,
some exquisite,
He told his guests to help themselves to the coffee.

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After everyone had a cup of coffee in hand, the professor said:

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If you noticed,
all the nice looking expensive cups have been taken up,
leaving behind the plain and cheap ones.

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While it is normal for you to want on the best for yourselves,
that is the source of your problems and stress.

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Be assured that the cup,
adds no quality to the coffee.

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In most cases, it's just more expensive.
and in some cases, even hides what we drink.

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What all of you really wanted,
was coffee, not the cup.

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But you consciously went for the best cups...
And then you began eyeing each other's cup.

Now consider this...
Life is the Coffee;
The jobs, money and position in society are the cups.
They are just tools to hold and contain LIFE.

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And the type of cup we have does not define,
nor change the quality of life we live.

Sometimes...
by concentrating only on the cup,
we fail to enjoy the coffee.

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Savor the coffee,
not the cup!

The happiest people don't have the best of everything.
They just make the best of everything!

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Live simply.
Speak kindly.
Care deeply.
Love generously.

The richest person is not the one who has the most,
but the one who needs the least.

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"Life is like Coffee"
-Author unknown

Amazing story isn't it? So from now on whenever I see people with luxury cars or expensive watches, I'll just remember back this story and forget about it. =) Maybe I won't get myself expensive stuff but expensive property huh? xD

Oh do you wana see the video? The effect is better if you see it. =) Click here!







Shine on,
Del