My Favorite Seafood Dish

I love to eat seafood dishes. When I was pregnant I was always craving for some seafood. To name one favorite seafood dish will be difficult. However, recently I ate some barbeque prawn, and I really love it. The prawn must be marinated the night before, put in the zip-lock bag then kept inside the fridge overnight so it can absorb all seasonings and spices.

Another seafood dish that I love to eat is seafood spaghetti, especially with fresh clams. This is my all time favorite dish. To cook this, the spaghetti should be cooked first before it is mixed and cooked together with the clams in white wine in a sauce pan, and supplemented with fresh chopped parsley. For additional taste I usually add some chopped bacon and dried chili. It’s simply delicious.

To cook nice seafood dishes, we have to make sure that the source is known, it is local and fresh

I think in the incoming Great American Seafood Cook Off, this dish would be a great contender for a Cook off. I would like to see a variation of this dish.

I am very excited to see this event, because I am a big fan of seafood dishes and I think this event brings out the positiveness of domestic seafood sustainability.

What is your favorite seafood dish? You can write about it in your blog with the recipe :)



My maternal grandfather loved to eat rice with watermelon. In fact everybody in the family (my mother side) loves it too. It’s our habit, I guess.

Now, my husband is from Malaysia. The first time I came for visit, it was durian season. I got a shock when I saw his mom ate durian with rice. She said, it’s not uncommon thing in there. When I told her that I preferred to eat rice with watermelon, it’s her turn to get a shock. I guess different country has different culture.

I saw this watermelon salad recipe in MSN today. Looks interesting, should try it one of these days.

2 large red tomatoes, cut into 1-inch wedges (about 2 cups)
2 pounds watermelon, cut into 1/2- by 2 1/2-inch wedges
1 cucumber, peeled, seeded, and cut into 1/2-inch wedges
1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced (about 1/4 cup)
3 tablespoons red-wine vinegar
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon fresh-ground pepper
1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, sliced

Gently toss tomatoes, watermelon, cucumber, and onion together in a large bowl and set aside. Combine vinegar, oil, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Pour vinaigrette over the watermelon mixture and toss to combine. Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 hours. Sprinkle with basil and serve.


Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Relief

Not long after delivering her first baby, my sister in law suffered from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Because of this syndrome, she had to give up her hobbies, which were knitting and crocheting. She was even having problems carrying her newborn baby.

According to my mother in law, the reason my sister in law got this carpal tunnel syndrome was because during her confinement month (first month after giving birth), she didn’t take care of herself very well. In Chinese culture, the first month after giving birth is a very critical period for women, because after delivery our body is weak and prone to sickness. The Chinese believe that during the confinement period if a woman get sick, it is very difficult to recover from the sickness.

I am not sure whether my mother in law reasoning is correct or not, but Carpal Tunnel Syndrome can be caused by many things. One possible cause is overuse of the upper extremities in jobs that require repetitive use or unnatural positions of the hands. Lack of exercise, smoking and weight problems can also predispose one to carpal tunnel problems. Conditions such as pregnancy, thyroid disease, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and deformity or swelling of the wrist due to trauma can also contribute to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Most cases of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome have no single identifiable cause.

Treatment depends on the severity and cause of the condition. In the early stages of a job related Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, changing the work activities may be all that is required. More persistent or progressive cases may require surgery.

Another method for carpal tunnel relief is using IMAK® SmartGlove®. The IMAK wrist/carpal tunnel solutions are designed by experts in orthopedic industry with the the following key benefits:

- Helps prevent and relieve carpal tunnel syndrome
- Increases comfort and circulation
- Ensures ergonomically correct wrist position
- Cushions and protects the underside of the wrist, including the pisiform bone
- Reversible to fit left or right hand


Sponsored by IMAK


Husband Beware

I think this is a good idea. I am not sure this is real or just computer manipulation only.
If it is real, I am wondering how much does it cost to do that.
Also why she didn't put the last name. Surely many couples have the same name. Well, probably this is only computer manipulation just for fun.


Stem Cells

Did you know that when a baby girl is born, she has all the eggs her body will ever use, and many more, perhaps as many as 450,000? They are stored in her ovaries, each inside its own sac called a follicle. As she matures into puberty, her body begins producing various hormones that cause the eggs to mature. This is the beginning of her first cycle; it's a cycle that will repeat throughout her life until the end of menopause.

I always thought that having to go through this cycle every month is troublesome. Every month I have to go through backache, bloating, headaches, breast tenderness, irritability, and mood changes.

However, I just learn from CNNMoney that menstrual blood is the key to treat a number of possibly life-threatening diseases that she, a parent, a sibling or even her children may face in later years, such as osteoporosis, heart disease, stroke, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.

Thanks to the revolutionary research and technology of C’elle, a service dedicated to providing women with a safe and easy method of collecting and preserving stem cells found in her menstrual fluid each month, even the busiest woman can take control of her future, right in the privacy of her own home.

Here is the press release:

Taking Control: Future Therapies for a Host of Serious Diseases May Be Found in Women's Menstrual Blood

July 07, 2008: 01:28 PM EST

OLDSMAR, Fla., July 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- With today’s hectic lifestyle, where most women are juggling careers, family, relationships, and a host of activities, the idea of possibly facing a serious illness in the future is not something that readily comes to mind -- especially when a woman is in the prime of her life. But what most women don’t know, is that the key to treating a number of possibly life-threatening diseases that she, a parent, a sibling or even her children may face in later years, such as osteoporosis, heart disease, stroke, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, may be found within her own body -- in vital stem cells, which can now be harvested from her own menstrual blood.

Now, thanks to the revolutionary research and technology of C’elle, a service dedicated to providing women with a safe and easy method of collecting and preserving stem cells found in her menstrual fluid each month, even the busiest woman can take control of her future, right in the privacy of her own home. With C’elle’s non-invasive collection process, menstrual cells are processed and cryo-preserved (stored at a very low temperature) for potential cellular therapies that may be used in the future. These self-renewing cells one day may even be used for sports medicine or cosmeceutical treatments, such as anti-aging therapies.

"C’elle enables and empowers a woman to take control of her future health, and possibly of those genetically closest to her, in a fast, painless and stress free way," said Michelle Kay, Marketing and Sales Manager for C’elle. "We live in exciting times, as science and technology are discovering how extremely valuable menstrual blood stem cells really are, and the enormous treatment potential they represent for future therapies. C’elle’s ongoing research is supporting these promising findings."

For more information about C’elle, please call 1-877-892-3553 or visit


Can Laugh

Today, my mother in law told me that my youngest daughter, which is 2 month 1 week old, already can laugh. I haven't seen it myself, but can not wait to see one.

As according to the newsletter that I got, baby 2 months old can do the following:

Coos are your baby's way of expressing delight, as well as exercising his vocal cords. You can carry on a "conversation" with your baby now. When he gurgles or coos, say something brief or coo back at him. Then wait for him to "say" something back to you. This kind of conversational turn-taking may not sound like much to you now, but it's actually the beginning of learning how to talk.


Want To Be Taller?

Before I got married and was still looking for a husband, height was my first criteria. I didn't want to date a man, who was less than 6 feet tall.

Then when I was working and wanted to hire an assistant, I also tended to hire a person who was tall in stature. I think taller people have more advantage over the opposite in stature. Believe it or not height matters. Taller people get larger salaries, higher status and more respect. Furthermore, the advantage seems to be life-long.

A business professor at the University of Florida, calculated that each inch in height corresponds to $789 extra in pay each year, even when gender, weight and age are taken into account. An extra six inches, for example, results in an extra $4,734 in annual income.

How tall you are is largely determined by your genetics, but newly discovered evidence shows that by restoring the declining HGH (Human Growth Hormone) levels in the human body even after puberty can have significant effects on your height even as an adult.

Maxagen® Human Pro-Growth Hormone contains a proprietary blend of the most powerful, natural compounds that have an effect in causing the body to naturally produce higher levels of HGH (Human growth hormone) which have a positive effect in causing increased height and bone growth, even after the body has gone through puberty. Maxagen® was developed after research into using natural ingredients to increase bone growth and HGH levels.

**Paid Post**


The Benefit Of Mangosteen

One of my favorite fruit is Mangosteen. Some people called it "queen" of the fruit. Mangosteen is a seasonal fruit, and always seen in the fruit shop side by side with durian fruit, which people called "King" of the fruit.

Although I love this fruit and eat them when they are in season, I never realized the benefit of this fruit. It contains antioxidants that stop the aging process. The fruit also contains fiber, potassium, calcium, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Iron, Vitamin C and Vitamin B6.

It makes your immune system stronger. This allows your body to fight infections and diseases better. The antioxidants in the fruit contain xanthone, which is a chemical that also helps support the immune system. It also helps balance the mind and body.


Connection Manager

Every morning, I have to send my daughter to kindy and sometimes I had to stay there if she insisted that I had to wait for her. Since I have to work with my computer online, it is frustrating since I have to change the settings to be able to work properly. Not to mention when I went to cofee shops. Each has their own setting. I have to reconfigured the setting every time I move from one network to another.

It seems that my frustration is over because Avanquest Software, which has been in business for more than 20 years, bringing an incredible tool to the laptop PC community at no cost.

Avanquest Connection Manager is also much more than just a connection manager like the one built into your PC system as it handles VPNs, sees mapped drives and a variety of other settings. So what are you waiting for? Get Avanquest Connection Manager for FREE!

Here is the press release:

Avanquest Software, a leading developer and publisher of business and consumer software for the global PC market, has released its new and powerful Avanquest Connection Manager tool, worth $29.95, for FREE. This title will save laptop users time and effort as it simplifies the process of detecting, selecting and connecting to different networks, printers and other peripherals whenever they change their location.

Today, mobile computer users often access public and private networks from many places they visit, from coffee shops and offices to airports and hotels. This usually requires different types of internet connections with a variety of different settings to be able to work properly, requiring the system to be reconfigured every time you move from one network to another.

Avanquest Connection Manager allows laptop users to save time and avoid frustration by automatically: * Detecting and storing preferred settings for each location. * Selecting and identifying the settings if they return to a previously visited location. * Connecting to preferred settings and peripherals for that particular location Avanquest Connection Manager enables laptop users to automatically disconnect and reconnect to different networks and peripherals every time they change location, making it much more than just a wireless connection manager. Preferred network connection settings for the internet, Virtual Private Networks (VPN), email clients, default printers and disk drives are all remembered for future use, allowing users to visit locations and not have to re-enter any configuration information.

To get your free copy of the full retail software package of Avanquest Connection Manager visit : To learn more about how the software works visit:


Ear Piercing

My mom told me that she ear pierced me when I was newborn. However, for my daughters, I think I let them have it when they are older.

The reason is because ear piercing guns cannot be sterilized, which means that it's possible to contract hepatitis or some other infection from them.

If you think to have your child ear pierced, remember that your child will be constantly touching her ears and the pierced area can easily become infected. To help guard against this, you'll need to clean the posts and the area around the ear with alcohol or hydrogen peroxide several times a day (or as often as your doctor recommends). Watch for increased redness or tenderness around the piercing hole and on the earlobe that could indicate infection.

There's also a chance that your child will have an allergic reaction to metals after getting her ears pierced. If she develops a rash around the piercing, you'll need to take the earrings out. To avoid this, you can try to make sure that the parts of the earrings that touch her ear are made of surgical steel or 14 karat gold. (This includes not only the posts but the backs as well.) If the rash doesn't subside, your child will probably not be able to wear earrings.


Romantic Gateaway

A romantic honeymoon, that’s what I need after 8 years of marriage. We have not been on our honeymoon since we got married 8 years ago. The reason being we preferred to save our money to buy a house.

We recently bought a house, and are now saving up for our belated honeymoon trip. We are planning to have our romantic honeymoon getaway in either Canada or New Zealand.

If we choose to go to Canada, we plan to book the “All About Love” package from the “Hotel de Germain Toronto” which is one of the finest hotels available among Toronto Hotels. The "All About Love” package has all the elements that we would wish for in a honeymoon as it includes a stay in a nice hotel, and a nice romantic candlelight dinner in a fine restaurant.



Yesterday, we had a barbeque. We had chicken, beef, and prawn, also Garlic bread. It was my husband who did all the cooking. I just helped him ate them. It was very yummy.

I forgot to take photos, because I was busy eating. When it was over, then I realized that I had not taken any single photo yet. Only left the small prawn.


Work Boots

My husband likes to wear boots. He said boots are so versatile. You can wear it in any kind of weather. He even wears boots to work. Normally he wore black color boots to work. He got many types of boots.
If you need boots, you can buy them online at work boots. Each product on Work Boots USA has been chosen for its reliability and durability. With years of hard work they know what is most important, which is why Work Boots USA able to bring you the best product at the lowest prices you will find. They also offers FREE SHIPPING within USA.


Urine As An Alternatif Medicine

Do you know that urine can cure many sicknesses? I have never tried it myself, but I read a lot of testimonial about the benefit of urine.
This is what I got from the net:

The ailments relieved due to urine therapy are multiple sclerosis, colitis, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, cancer, hepatitis, hyperactivity, pancreatic insufficiency, psoriasis, eczema, diabetes; herpes, mono nucleosis, adrenal failure, and so many allergies are treated using urine therapy.
Urine therapy is effective against the flu, common cold, broken bones, tooth ache and dry skin. Urine therapy is used to prevent sickness, to enhance beauty and to cleanse your bowels. To improve your skin quality, you can wash with your own golden fluid (urine). There are no intoxicating side effects.

Urine therapy is helpful in the treatment of AIDS, animal and snake bites, asthma, heart disease, hypertension, burns, cancer, chemical intoxication, chicken pox, enteritis, constipation and pneumonia.

Urine therapy is effective in treating against the dysentery, edema, eye irritation, fatigue, fever, gonorrhea, gout, bloody urine, small pox, immunological disorders, infections, infertility, baldness, insomnia, jaundice, leprosy, lymphatic disorder, urticaria, morning sick ness, hang over, obesity, gastric ulcer, rheumatism, birthmarks, stroke, congestion, tuberculosis, tetanus and other endocrine related diseases.

The mixture of sulphur powder and potato mixed with old and heated urine helps you against hair loss. If you rub your own warm urine to the trembling (shaky) hands and knees, this massage will help you. If you wash ears with urine it acts against the deafness noises and other ailments in the ear.

That is amazing, isn’t it? I always thought that urine has a lot of bacteria that is dangerous to the body. What is exactly the urine content? Here is what I found:

Urine is normally sterile, which means that it contains no bacteria. A small number of bacteria may be found in the urine of many healthy people. This is usually considered to be harmless
A healthy person's urine is about 95 percent water, but the other 5 percent of urine comprises a diverse collection of waste products, including nitrogen, potassium, and calcium—and too much of these can cause problems. When you drink your own pee, all the stuff that your kidneys had attempted to excrete comes right back into your stomach, and much of it ends up back in your kidneys.

So drinking only urine can be dangerous to the body, but I guess drinking a glass a day cannot make you die. However, whether it really can cure the sickness, I really have no idea.


Cisco Certification

In the modern age after year 2000, knowledge of computers or Infornation Technology is crucial for survival in the everyday workplace or business ventures. Everyday technology is advancing at an incredible pace and we must keep up with it by gathering new knowledge about IT improvements and requirements either through the internet, magazines or better through certified IT courses.

My husband graduated with a degree in IT from the US and have been working in the industry for the last 13 years, he is now a senior IT analyst in an IT company. He said that he has seen many job applicants with numerous certification from many boards but to him there are only several which he truly recognizes and respects, and one of them is Cisco certification.

This is because the Cisco Certification gives him as an employer the comfort of hiring an employee which he think is throughly trained in the newest technology and comprehensive knowledge about IT which is needed for a good future in the IT business and also provides them with a good foundation to further their career in the IT business.

Cisco Certification is unique as it provides certification for all levels from entry, professional to expert levels and it also provides a guided development of a persons career from entry level where everything is generalized and then to the next step where it branches to specialization ie network security and then to the higher technical management roles.

Without any doubt I would like to recommend the Cisco Certification to any indiviuals which are serious in their career advancement in the IT industry as an indepth knowledge of IT Network Technology is the Key to success and the best road to success in the IT industry is going through Cisco Certification.

Sponsored by Cisco


Facts About Me

JanethVicy tagging me.Here are the rules: 1. List these rules on your blog. 2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog. 3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.

1. I didn’t like children.
2. The first time I ever carry a baby was when I had my first daughter.
3. I love to read books. I can read the same book over and over again.
4. I don’t like horror or sad movie.
5. I don’t like cooking
6. I can not drink alcohol. It makes my face red like lobster.
7. I like to daydream.

Now I tag YOU. If you haven't done this tag, please go ahead and grab it.


Experienced Doctor

If you want to loose your weight and think to do Lap-Band surgery make sure that you find an experienced lap band doctor.

JourneyLite offers a comprehensive weight-loss surgery program that will guide you through every step of your journey – from evaluating whether the LAP-BAND System is right for you, to finding an experienced surgeon, to insurance approval, and extensive follow-up and aftercare that is specifically tailored with your success in mind.

**Paid Post**


Tag: Food

Thanks to Denz Recreational for this tag.

1. Chicken sa McDo, Jollibee, or KFC?
2. Pepsi, Coke, or rootbeer?
- Rootbeer for me
3. Greenwich, Pizza Hut, or Yellow Cab?
- Pizza Hut
4. Adobo, sinigang, or nilaga?
- Not familiar with this food
5. Beef, pork, or chicken?
- pork
6. Starbucks, Coffee bean and tea leaf, or Gloria Jean’s?
- Starbuks
7. Cornflakes, Honey Stars, or Milo cereal?
- Honey Stars
8. Goldilocks or Red Ribbon?
- Goldilocks.
9. Tokyo Tokyo, Teriyaki Boy or Rai Rai Ken?
- Teriyaki Boy
10. Take Out or Dine In?
- Dine In!

Tagging Katelove's, Anig, Joy Burlinson, Lovejoy, Ester, Sheng, You!


Massage Chair

I worked in front of my computer almost 16 hours a day. In the end of the day, my back is aching and my neck is stiff. Sometimes, when I woke up in the morning, the ache was still there.

How nice it is if I have one of those massage chairs or massage beds. I saw it in one of my friend’s house, and he said it is wonderful.

If you are interested to get one, Takemi Select Wholesale Outlet is one of the nation’s newest leading importers and distributors of massage chairs, massage beds, foot spas, air purifiers and other health and wellness products.


What to Blog About

I am thinking to make my blog more organized. Rather than blog about something randomly, I am thinking to blog a certain topic at a certain day.

Something like these:
Monday: Fun stuff
Tuesday: Health
Wednesday: Parenting
Thursday: Tips
Friday: Hobby
Saturday: Food
Sunday: other than above

Let see whether I can do it.


Need A Ringtone?

I just got a new cellular phone, I found that the ringtones was boring, thus I surfed around try to find interesting ringtones to download.

I found this company, Dada Entertainment, a well known Ringtone API and MP3 music provider has just released a public API and affiliate program. Details can be found at People that sign up as partners through OpenDada are paid money for leads they send to them. This program is unique in that for the first time ever affiliates can contextually integrate's content catalog on their website.

If you are interested, you can check them up and sign up. I know I will.


I am not your Doctor!

My older daughter: Do you love me?
Me: Of course
My older daughter: Why?
Me: Because you are my daughter
My older daughter: But mama, I am not your Doctor!



College Scholarship

In the bad economy like this, I think we really need to cut our unnecessary spending, like eating out or vacation. I think if we allocate our money wisely, we still able to put aside some money and save it for our daughters education in the future. Otherwise they have to find college scholarships themselves.



About 2 weeks ago, we watched CJ7. To my surprised, my older daughter seemed to enjoy it and she watched it to the end. CJ7 is a movie about a boy, a father and a cute alien directed by Stephen Chow (the title is a reference to the Chinese space program).

She specially loved the alien, which is very cute alien. Then the following week, when she went out shopping with her grand parent, she saw the CJ7 soft toy. So, it’s not surprising that she wanted the grand parent to buy it for her.

Now, she was carrying around and sleeping with it.


Bling Gnome

I read somewhere that 217 million people worldwide play online games. The study took into account all sites that provide online or downloadable games but excluded gambling sites. The 217million users account for 28 percent of all people online.

Now, as a person that doesn’t like to play games, sometimes I am wondering why people like to play games. According to my husband, which is a game freak, he plays games to relax his mind, to keep the stress down and to keep his mind focused. He said that playing games is like taking a break from the real world plus all its problems and having a short vacation in virtual world.

His reasoning compelled me to try it myself, thus I downloaded a new free game released by NCSoft called “Dungeon Runners”. In this game, players can obtain magical Bling Gnome that eat their unwanted items and turn them into gold. To tell you the truth, I had so much fun playing the game that somehow I offended my older daughter by ignoring her.


To attract my attention, she dressed herself as a Bling Gnome.

Anyway, you can download this game for FREE! If you want to purchase the subscription, or simply just want to download the free game, check them up yourself.

Sponsored by Dungeon Runners


Energy Drink

Last Sunday when we were shopping, my hubby wanted to buy some energy drink, which happened to be on sale.

It made me remember last time when I work in the company that produced energy drink. Sometimes I had to taste the flavor. Normally, after that, I could not sleep at night. Felt like full of energy. However, the next day, felt like no energy at all.

The burst of energy comes primarily from caffeine, but energy drinks are also loaded with sugar. Sugar comes in the form of glucuronolactone, sucrose, and glucose. Some drinks also contain an extract from guarana seeds which works to stimulate the central nervous system in a fashion similar to the way caffeine stimulates the body. Guarana seeds also have thermogenic properties, which increase the body’s metabolism through the generation of heat.

A soft drink usually has 19 to 25 grams of sugar in each eight-ounce serving. Energy drinks on average contain more than this. Red Bull, for example, contains 27 grams of sugar per serving of 250 milliliters (a little over eight ounces). This can be very dangerous, for an overload of sugar can lead to gastric emptying. The body becomes dehydrated, which prevents metabolized sugar from entering the bloodstream. This often results in nausea and vomiting. So when you are thirsty, think twice before grabbing an energy drink to rehydrate yourself.


Inexpensive Car Insurance

Cost-U-Less has been providing cheap car insurance since 1980. They have been growing ever since. While many of their stores are located in Northern California, they are expanding all over the State, and have over ten locations in Southern California, serving cities in and around Anaheim, Palmdale, Long Beach, Whittier, Pomona, Torrance, Santa Ana, San Bernardino, Victorville, Tarzana and Lancaster.

If you live in Sacramento, and need to buy car insurance, check cheap car insurance sacramento out. They can get you a quote fast and you can be driving at the same day.

**This is Paid Post**



On Sunday my FIL not feeling well, thus on Monday we admitted him to hospital. It seems he got water in his lunge and heart and doctor suggested to do angiogram.

Here is what I found about angiogram:

An angiogram is an imaging test that uses x-rays to view your body’s blood vessels. Physicians often use this test to study narrow, blocked, enlarged, or malformed arteries or veins in many parts of your body, including your brain, heart, abdomen, and legs. When the arteries are studied, the test is also called an arteriogram. If the veins are studied, it is called a venogram.

To create the x-ray images, your physician will inject a liquid, sometimes called "dye", through a thin, flexible tube, called a catheter. He or she threads the catheter into the desired artery or vein from an access point. The access point is usually in your groin but it can also be in your arm or, less commonly, a blood vessel in another location. This "dye, " properly called contrast, makes the blood flowing inside the blood vessels visible on an x-ray. The contrast is later eliminated from your body through your kidneys and your urine. Your physician may recommend an angiogram to diagnose a variety of vascular conditions, including:

  • Blockages of the arteries outside of your heart, called peripheral artery disease (PAD)
  • Enlargements of the arteries, called aneurysms
  • Kidney artery conditions, called renovascular conditions
  • Problems in the arteries that branch off the aorta, called aortic arch conditions
  • Malformed arteries, called vascular malformations
  • Problems with your veins, such as deep venous thrombosis (DVT) or blood clots in the lungs called pulmonary emboli

Sometimes physicians can also treat a problem during an angiogram. For instance, your physician may be able to dissolve a clot that he or she discovers during the test. A physician may also perform an angioplasty and stenting procedure to clear blocked arteries during an angiogram, depending on the location and extent of the blockage. An angiogram can also help your physician plan operations to repair the arteries for more extensive problems.

The result, he has to do by pass surgery.


Healthy Student Vending Machine

Children nowadays got a bad eating habit. Including my daughter, she loves to eat junk food. All those unhealthy snack with a lot of preservative and high sodium are really no good to the body. It can caused a lot of problem later. No wonder a lot of children or young adult got obesity or high blood pressure problems.

YoNaturals - Healthy Student Vending makes it easy for schools to do something about childrens dietary inconsistencies with a 7 step guide on how to provide schools with a Healthy Vending Machine;

1/ How to get your School on board. If you are a parent, student, school board member then its time to speak with school administrators or food service directors and get their support.

2/ Review the YoNaturals Product List It's easy to replace high calorie items with those that are organic and all-natural, and which fit nutritional guidelines.

3/ Involve Students in Choosing the Products If at all possible, before you finalize your plan-o-gram, get a small representative group of students to make the selections with you.

4/ Host a Sampling Event Sometimes kids are reluctant to try new things. Consider giving students a preview of what will be in your machine by ordering extra snacks and giving away free samples prior to “unveiling” the machine.

5/ Build Some Excitement-- Conduct a Student-to-Student Marketing Campaign. Want to convince a student to try something new? Get another student to do the convincing. Special marketing projects such as posters, videos, etc., created by the students will help build excitement around the new snacks.

6/ Launch the Grand Re-Opening of the Machine Invite parents, teachers, school board and community members to the great unveiling of your 'new' healthier vending machine.

7/ Generate some PRESS! The local newspaper or TV station might even be interested in the positive steps your school is taking.

YoNaturals is taking the initiative to do something about childhood obesity...

**This is Paid Post**


Listerine To Prevent Mosquito Bite

I found this tip from the internet, and I already used it to my older daugher. So far 3 days already she haven't got any bites.

I don't know why mosquito always find her attractive. Nobody in the house got it, only her. The funny thing is, even the mosquito haven't bite her, she got the red mark already.

Use the brown Listerine. Other color won't work. Just apply to your skin.


Car Insurance

Cost-U-Less offers a wide-range of coverage options that protect you, your family and your car. Select from options including Bodily Injury and Property Damage Liability, Comprehensive and Collision, Rental Reimbursement, Roadside Assistance and more.

If you are in California, you can go to bakersfield car insurance and get the quotation. They can get you a quote fast and you can be driving today.

**This is Paid Post**


IQTest (Part-2)

If you read this post without reading IQ Test (part-1), please click here first without looking at the picture.

However, if you are here because you want to know the answer, then you can continue reading.

The answer is:






scroll down








continue scroll down








Sing a Happy Birthday song.


Online Deals and Coupons

The other day, I saw Oprah show about a lady who help her community by collecting deals and coupons. By just cutting deals and coupon, she could save a lot of money, and she even distributed the coupons to her neighbors to help them.

If you want to safe money, not only offers it's members the lastest online deals, coupons, and price comparisons, but generous cash back as well. With the DealKing $25 cash back, a person can get an AT&T prepaid go phone for FREE. DealKing is free. There is no spam and no catch.

With DealKing's new affiliate program, bloggers and web publishers can earn money by referring people to a great site. Dealking pays per sign-up, but also pays $5 per phone sold. If a member you refer buys an AT&T Go Phone, they not only get the $25 cash back, but you get $5.

So what are you waiting for? Sign-up for the DealKing affiliate program

**This is Paid Post**



Do you remember my previous post about Soft Drink can clean toilet? Well, my hubby tried it, and the result was not good. It could not clean toilet. It even stained my toilet bowl. Have you ever tried before? If it was working for you let me know.


The World's Online Closet

Whenever I want to go out to go somewhere, either go to dinner, party, or just simply want to hang around with friend, I always have headache to choose what to wear. I think all woman have the same problem with me.

I just found a great site that not only they sell great outfit, but they also can help to solve your problem in mix and match.

Founded in late 2007, ClosetMix is the leader in virtual clothes sharing, and the premier destination to mix and match clothes worldwide through a Web experience. ClosetMix allows people to easily upload and share their own clothes on and across the Internet through websites, mobile devices, blogs, and email.

Everyone can mix clothes on ClosetMix. People can see what's in their friends closets, try on the latest fashion trends with their own clothes, find new clothes that look great, and discover the quirky and unusual. As more people add their clothes, ClosetMix is enabling sharing on a global level.

Recently, they just added 3 great brands to the site. They are ultra girlie 'Candies', SoCal fashion with 'Hollister' and one of the best department stores 'Kohls'. Now you can Mix Candies, Kohls and Hollister clothes on

I just checked their selections and they are all great for summer. One particularly that I like is this white tunic.

The best thing shopping in ClosetMix is that you can check whether it can match with your existing wardrobe before you bought it.


Boat on The Sea

This is a boat that my older daughter made by herself. Well, probably not exactly all, I did help the last part. Then she asked for a piece of paper from me and colored it blue. She told me that it was a sea. The end result turned out quite nice actually.


Upscale Baby Online Store

I have 2 children, and my younger daughter was only 2 months old. I always in the look out for good online baby things and toys. Not to mention that a lot of my friends at this moment are also pregnant. Since I am very busy at home take care my 2 children, I rarely be able to go out to do shopping. - Upscale Baby Gifts & Unique Toys offers a great selection of Upscale Baby Gifts & Unique Toys. Modern Crib Bedding, Designer Clothes, Baby Jewelry & Natural Skin Care Products.

They have great selection of natural skin care products for both babies and mommies as well as gifts section for mom and dads. Their featured brands represent European and American Designers with unprecedented style and quality. Each item carries the seal of approval of many parents and babies. Their shipping rate is flat USD 5.99 and 15 days return warranty.

Spiffy Baby also have online parenting resource center called Spiffy Baby Talk - where one savvy parent meets another. You can find a lot of good and interesting tips there. Something that I found very useful.


Baby Powder Not Safe For Baby

During the pre-natal class, the nurse told me that it is not necessary to use powder. At first I didn’t use any to my baby, however, later on she developed diaper rash on her bottom and also milk rash on her face. My mom told me to use cornstarch, and it worked like a charm.

Now recently I got a newsletter from one of the baby site stating that baby powder is not safe to use on baby.

Powder can cause breathing problems and serious lung damage when inhaled but Cornstarch, which has larger, coarser particles, is not as easily inhaled as talc.

If you wish to use powder, choose the safer cornstarch-based product. Shake the powder into your hand, away from your baby, never directly on or near her. Keep the powder container well out of your baby's reach at all times, too. You don't want it to fall over and produce a cloud of powder for her to inhale. Occasionally, you can use a medicated powder in the neck folds or groin folds as long as you don't allow it to build up.

Finally, to avoid irritation, carefully wash away any powder that may have accumulated in your baby's skin folds whenever you change her diaper.


IQ Test (Part-1)

Here is a puzzle for you!

Imagine you are in Africa. You have been tied hanging on a tree with a rope anchored on the ground, a candle is slowly burning the rope, and the lion is waiting for you to drop and be his lunch. Your survival hinges on the rope staying intact, there is no one around to help you.

What to do now ..........
The answer is in the IQ Test (Part-2).


Home Windows and Patio Doors

If you are looking for patio doors and home windows installation, K-Designers has the best selection of home windows and patio doors and the most qualified, experienced professionals to install for you.

They have served the United States since 1968 and have thousands of satisfied customers. If you are interested, you can get the estimation cost directly online. No need to pay anything until you are 100% satisfied.

Now, that is what I called service!


No Point On Locking Your Luggage

After you have seen the video, you will know how easy it is to open your luggage with a simple pen. Your luggage will still appear OK afterwards.

I think I will use the hardcase luggage now.


Get Paid To Try

As a stayed at home mom with 2 small children, I am always in the search of a way to earn more money without stepping out of my home. Recently, I found a great site called Get Paid To Try. This site paid you money just by Complete Offers and Surveys, refer friends, family and colleagues, read paid emails, or if you take an advantage of their bonus offer programs


I just sign up today and already got $20, by just following 10 steps. There are no obligations for you to purchase, no asking of credit card number required and with an easy and fast payment via Paypal in just 48 hours.

Once you become a member, you can log in and see many offers that you can directly take and do. There are total 107 offers available. Unbelievable!

Unlike other sites on the Internet that promise you the world, this company focus is to provide their members with the newest and most profitable offers, thus allows us to become successful earning an additional income online.

So if you are a stay at home mom like me, in between job, student, you can Click here to begin and try it yourself. We always can use the extra money :)

Sponsored by GetPaidToTry


5 Reasons You're Not Losing Weight

If you got overweight problem and nothing seems to work, probably you should read these:

Still struggling to lose weight? Here are five mistakes that many people make — and advice to help you shed pounds.

1. You're Following Bad Advice

Sometimes the government goofs. In late 1970s, the United States began advocating a high-carbohydrate, low-fat diet. In the early 1970s, the average daily energy intake was 2,450 calories. By the year 2000, that number had risen to 2,618. Almost all of those extra calories came from carbohydrates, according to the Nutrition Examination Surveys (NHANES).

Do this: Eat fewer carbs. People are overeating carbohydrates, not protein and fat. So if you want to lose fat, start by cutting back on carbs. Ask nutritionists what the main purpose of carbohydrates is and they'll say, "Energy." Trouble is, most people are consuming more energy than they can burn.

2. You Eat Fat-Free Foods

Warning: Low-fat foods may make you fat. Cornell University researchers reported that when overweight men and women were told they were eating low-fat M&Ms, they consumed 47 percent more calories than those who were given regular M&Ms (the M&Ms were actually all the same). On average, low-fat foods contain 59 percent less fat, but only 15 percent fewer calories than full-fat products.

Do this: Go ahead and eat full-fat foods — for instance, cheese, sour cream, and a nice, marbled steak. They have slightly more calories than their lower-fat counterparts, but they'll help you feel full longer after you eat. And that'll reduce the number of calories you eat at your meal. In our lab at the University of Connecticut, we've found that people who eat 60 percent of their calories from fat lose weight faster than those who eat just 20 percent of their calories from fat.

Moreover, many of your concerns about saturated fat may be overstated.

3. You (Still) Don't Eat Breakfast

Sure, you've heard this one before. But it's important: Researchers at the University of Massachusetts found that people who don't eat breakfast are nearly five times more likely to be obese than those who make it an everyday habit. That's because if you sleep for 6 to 8 hours, and then skip breakfast, your body is running on fumes by the time you get to work. And that sends you desperately seeking sugar, which happens to be easy to find.

Do this: Eat your first meal within 90 minutes of waking. The UMass scientists determined that people who waited longer increased the likelihood that they'd become heavyweights by 147 percent; those that didn't eat breakfast within 3 hours of waking elevated their risk by 173 percent.

4. You're Eating Too Much Sugar

You've stopped drinking regular soda? Great, but your diet is probably still filled with the sweet stuff. Check the label of your breakfast cereal. Some products marketed as healthy are packed with sugar. Case in point: Kellogg's Smart Start Health Heart cereal contains more sugar per serving — 17 grams — than a serving of Froot Loops. The problem: Sugar raises your blood levels of insulin, a hormone that signals your body to stop burning — and start storing fat.

Do this: Carefully read labels — especially when it comes to cereal. Or even better, trade your morning bowl for an omelet. Saint Louis University scientists found that people who have eggs as part of their breakfast eat fewer calories the rest of the day than those who ate bagels instead. Even though both breakfasts contained the same number of calories, the egg eaters consumed 264 fewer calories for the entire day.

5. You Don't Lift Weights

In a study at the University of Connecticut, we put overweight men on a 1,500-calorie-a-day diet, and divided them into three groups — one that didn't exercise, another that performed aerobic exercise 3 days a week, and a third that did both aerobic exercise and weight training. Each group lost almost the same amount of weight — about 21 pounds. But the lifters shed 5 more pounds of fat than those who didn't pump iron. Why? Their weight loss was almost pure fat, while the other two groups lost just 15 pounds of lard, along with several pounds of muscle.

Do this: Make three total-body weight training sessions a week a non-negotiable part of your weight loss plan. A study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that lost muscle is replaced by fat over time. This not only makes you look flabby, but it also increases your pants size — even if you somehow manage to keep your scale-weight the same. The reason: Each pound of fat takes up 18 percent more space on your body than each pound of muscle.

Adapted from The TNT Diet, the revolutionary guide to transforming your body — and your life. By Jeff Volek, PH.D., R.D., & Adam Campbell, M.S., C.S.C.S., Men's Health


Career Guide

If you just graduate from school, or simply want to think what career path you want to take, you should take a look at careers advice for school leavers. Choosing the right career path is very important and even you haven’t graduated yet, you are never too early to thinking about it.

Like they said in the overview:
"You’ve been at school since you can remember, and all of a sudden you need to think about what to do next. In reality you should have started thinking about this already."

I found that their site very informative, especially regarding the career guide. Too bad that they placed it on the bottom part. At first I could not find it. I only saw news. I even saw news about rejected panda adopted by cat, and woman kills husband with folding couch. Only when I scroll down further I can see the career guide topics. I found the news part very disturbing, specially the one that has nothing to do with the career guide topics.

That part aside, the information about career guide is very interesting and informative. They divided the career guides into 4 sections: School leaver, Engineering, Business & Finance and Science & IT.

Each section consists of information about what you should know about the industries, such as what is the job requirement, range of opportunities, job options, and so on. It will be helpful if they also can give information about the remuneration or salary standard. Because you admit it or not, that information is the one that people always asking for.

Talking about layout, as you can see in the picture above, it is very well laid out, clean and professional looking. They put the Ads from their sponsor tastefully and blend in with the overall design. No pop out or disturbing Ads. Download very fast and user friendly.

They also offer free yearly career guide newsletter if you subscribe, however, somehow I could not find the subscription button.

Overall, I find this site very informative and I definitely bookmark it for future reference.


She Can Smile

My younger daughter can smile when people talk to her. So sweet!
She even can answer back. Yup! She said: eeehhhhh! with a very sweet voice.

However, I could not manage to capture her smile. Instead, this is what I managed to get:


Zenni on Fox

A regular eye test can help detect eye conditions before you notice the effect on your sight. Early treatment can often prevent your sight from getting worse.

If you found out that you need to wear glasses, and you simply do not have budget to buy expensive glasses, you can buy the inexpensive one from Sells Stylish Prescription Glasses Online from $8. You will find huge selection of frames, with single vision lens, sunsensor (potochromic)lens, tinted sunglasses lens, bifocal lens and progressive lens. The Secret to Zenni’s Low Prices is that they sell only their own manufactured frames direct to the customer, with no middlemen and virtually no advertising budget.

You can see Zenni on Fox also.

**This is Paid Post**


Why don't you change?

The next morning after I follow my older daughter to school, when I was waking her up,
Older daughter: Mommy, why you haven't change yet?
Me: Why should I change?
Older daughter: You have to follow me to school.
Me: I can not follow you to shool today, tomorrow OK? I have already follow you to school yesterday, so today I have to stay at home with your sister.

Luckily she said OK and could accept my reason.


Natural Salon

Whole Foods Market, the world’s leading natural and organic foods supermarket is running a podcast series speaking to natural health alternatives. Each month they have different topic, however the theme is the same: to hear from leading experts on everything from great herbs that heal, to why natural personal care is a better choice. They will tell us how to Be Good To Your Whole Body.

The topic of this month podcast is "Natural Salon". One of my personal experiences about “Natural Salon” was to use Aloe Vera plant. At that time my hair dropped off a lot. Every time I run my finger through my hair, so many hair dropped off. Luckily, I had Aloe Vera plant in my backyard. After 1-month treatment, I felt the improvement already.

This month's features 2 videos with John Masters in his salon which is Manhattan’s premiere natural haircare salon. Pick up tips from “the master” on cutting and styling hair, using examples of curly, straight and limp, and color treated hair. Discover the best secrets for creating the hair you want with all natural ingredients. John Masters has been a leader and innovator in the beauty care industry for more than 15 years. He is founder of John Masters Organics personal care products and salon in New York City.


80's Movies

My favorite movie in the 80’s is raiders of the lost ark. This movie is where Indiana Jones an archeologist is hired by the US government to find the lost Ark of the Covenant from the Christian faith. I have always liked history and especially historical and adventure movies about looking for supernatural or historical artifacts with lots of swashbuckling, fistfights, thrilling and suspense in the movie. This movie also dealt with lost of travelling, from USA to Asia, to the Middle East. The music score from the movie was also very inspirational and uplifting and easily recognizable. This movie also starred a young Harrison Ford which is also one of my favorite actors and the action sequences features some of the most memorable stunt sequences among movies.


Another 80’s movie, The WarGames, 25th Anniversary event playing in select theaters nationwide on Thursday, July 24th. The showing is one night only and will include never-before-seen interviews with film’s creators and the cast (including Broderick and Ally Sheedy) and crew on how the movie was ahead of its time and its relevance today. Additionally, only at this one night event, get a sneak peek at the making of the sequel – WarGames: The Dead Code.

Sponsored by NCM Fathom


Don't Want to Go to School

One Morning,
Older daughter: I don't want to go to school...
Me: Why?
Older daughter: Because I am afraid of teacher
Me: Why?
Older daughter: Because she scold me now since you are not coming with me. Can you come with me to school?
Me: I can't
Older daughter: So..You don't want to come with me? (with tears running down)
Me: Ok...ok... I come
What can I say, my heart too soft.


How Well Travelled Am I?

I considered myself as a well traveled person. I travel a lot for holiday with my parent when I was a teenager. I also travelled a lot when I was working as an export merchandiser. I could not travel very often now because I got 2 daughters to take care.

Your Travel Profile:

You Are Well Traveled in Asia (58%)

You Are Somewhat Well Traveled in the Southern United States (38%)

You Are Somewhat Well Traveled in Western Europe (36%)

You Are Somewhat Well Traveled in Southern Europe (27%)

You Are Somewhat Well Traveled in Australia (25%)

You Are Somewhat Well Traveled in the Midwestern United States (25%)

You Are Somewhat Well Traveled in the United Kingdom (25%)

You Are Somewhat Well Traveled in the Western United States (21%)

You Are Mostly Untraveled in Scandinavia (20%)

You Are Mostly Untraveled in the Northeastern United States (14%)

You Are Untraveled in Africa (0%)

You Are Untraveled in Canada (0%)

You Are Untraveled in Eastern Europe (0%)

You Are Untraveled in Latin America (0%)

You Are Untraveled in New Zealand (0%)

You Are Untraveled in the Middle East (0%)