Sunday, February 28, 2010

Steamboat Dinner With My Relatives On Last Day Of Chinese New Year

鍾嘉欣 & 鄭融 - 愛得起 - JSG - 2010.2.26


Lose Fat Just by Standing?

Your body might be able to break down fat better if you do this one simple thing: stand more.

A small study suggests that when people sit around too much, enzymes that help break down fat are practically turned off. Bad news not just for your waist but also for your heart and artery health. The solution? Fidget, pace, get up, get down. Do whatever you have to do to move those legs of yours. Often.

Couch-Potato Science
In a small animal study, cutting back on time spent puttering about had a big impact on lipoprotein lipase, an enzyme that helps break down fat in the body. The enzyme's activity was slashed 94 percent by less than one day of inactivity. And researchers speculate that this dramatic drop means more fat retention for the body. But frequently engaging your large muscles could be a good way to counter it. That means more time puttering, less time lounging. Even if you already have an exercise routine. (Here's another way to power up your fat burning.)

The Daily Lowdown
Unfortunately, daily low-intensity activity -- everyday stuff like walking to the bus stop, pinning the laundry on the line, or pushing the lawn mower -- is going the way of poodle skirts and fuzzy dice, thanks to desk jobs, the Internet, and 500-channel TVs. But your body needs not only a formal workout routine but a high percentage of everyday movement, too. So try our tips for making your days more active:


Relaxing Lunch At The Pasta Shop By Sakae (Wheelock Place)

Set Lunch with Beefy Meatball pasta, miso soup and iced ocha for $14.90++. I love its delicious tomato sauce for the pasta but the meatball was a disappointment. Will definitely go back again to try its other pasta dishes during lunch time as it was real relaxing enjoying a quiet lunch and doing some reading :>

Add: 501 Orchard Road #02-13/14, Wheelock Place, Singapore 238880, Tel: 6836 5123

Saturday, February 27, 2010

I Love My New Lancome BB Cream with SPF 50 PA+++ :>

Love its lightweight texture after trying out its sample recently but find it too expensive at S$78/-. Luckily Metro was having storewide 20% discount (given in credit vouchers) this weekend and i bought a tube today and use the shopper's cheque to pay for my other purchases at Metro :>

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Flowers On Main - Sherryl Woods

Here is another interesting book that i chanced upon in the library and i love that the theme of enduring friendships and families is always central to Sherryl Wood's books. I have reserved some other titles she has written like "The Inn At Eagle Point", "Amazing Gracie", About That Man", "Harbor Lights" from the library and can't wait to start reading :>

Back to "Flowers On Main", Bree O'Brien's last two plays are dismal failures and her relationship with her mentor falls apart, she abandons Chicago and the regional theater where she hoped to make a name for herself to return home. Opening Flowers on Main promises to bring her a new challenge and a new kind of fulfillment.

But not all is peaceful and serene in Chesapeake Shores, with her estranged mother on the scene and her ex-lover on the warpath. Jake Collins has plenty of reasons to want Bree out of his life, and one reason to want her to stay: he’s still in love with her.


The Essence of Happiness

This is something i strongly believes in and hopes to apply in life :>

1. Gratitude. Miserable people concentrate on what they don't have. Resolve to wake up everyday and look at what you have.

2. Do not blame others. Take responsibility. Happy people do their best, giving themselves the best chance to feel good about themselves.

3. Happiness is a decision we make. It doesn't happen by accident.

4. Accept what you have and where you are at and move on.

5. Get up tomorrow and focus on what you have. Keep on looking for the good things in your life and you will keep finding more. We are an energy system. The more we focus on our abundance, the more we will get.

(Source: Pop Club Magazine, February - March 2010 edition)
(Source: Andrew Matthew's Happiness In Hard Times)

More Chinese New Year Pictures With My Family :>

Home Cooked Food After All The Feasting

More Feasting Away At Pizza Hut. I Love Its Cherry Blossom Pizza Yummy!!!

Cherry Blossom Pizza with bak kwa, button mushroom, pineapple, chicken floss, cheese, mayonnaise, a real delicious combination :>