Monday, May 31, 2010

Why do babies drool?

Babies drool, we all know it. Some babies drool more than others, but in general all babies drool and they drool a lot. Thanks to bibs most babies can at least keep their clothes dry throughout the day, but without a bib a baby will be soaking wet from his own drool in no time flat.

Most babies begin teething when they are between six and eight months of age. However, lots of babies begin drooling non-stop around three months of age. Even though the tooth does not actually come through the gum until six to eight months of age, it begins traveling upwards much earlier. Frequently, around three months of age you will notice your little one begins to drool at an amazing rate, wetting bibs every time you turn around. What happens is when the tooth begins traveling through the gum it catalyzes saliva production, which in turn means your baby starts to drool!

Another reason why babies drool so much around this age is because it helps them grow and develop. This seems unbelievable, but it is true. Stomach acid is neutralized by the saliva, the babys intestinal lining is further developed from all that drool, and heals the esophageal lining that may become very irritated from spitting up regularly. In addition, drool has special enzymes that will help your baby begin to digest solid food when he starts eating it around four to six months of age.

Amazing, I know. Who would have thought that all that annoying drool actually played some important roles in the babys development? So, the next time you put a bib on your baby that covers up that really cute outfit remember that your baby isnt just drooling to annoy you. He is drooling because its part of what his little body needs to do at the time to help him grow and develop. (Copied & edited from 'The Labor of Love)

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Daily life

What do I do when I'm online?
Reply emails, blogging, run business, keep in touch with my friends, pay bills, play games, check account status, pay income tax, even shopping etc.

Without stepping out from the house, I can get people to send things to my doorstep. Without making calls, I can chat with my friends. Without going to develop the photos, I can share my photo albums to the people I want. Without renting a DVD, I can watch movies online. This is my daily IT life where fat starts accumulating.

That is why I feel so frustrated when the Internet line is slow. Feel so depressed when the Internet line is out. 

Told my cousin, I will be online whenever I'm awake. If you see me offline for:
1) 1 day = might be Internet problem;
2) 5 - 7 days = I might be on vacation and there is no Internet connection;
3) 2 - 4 weeks =  I might be really sick or half dead;
4) More than 6 month = I might be dead.

Are you attached to Internet so badly like me?

Saturday, May 29, 2010


 What Is Stress?

Stress is a feeling that's created when we react to particular events. It's the body's way of rising to a challenge and preparing to meet a tough situation with focus, strength, stamina, and heightened alertness.

The events that provoke stress are called stressors, and they cover a whole range of situations — everything from outright physical danger to making a class presentation or taking a semester's worth of your toughest subject.

The human body responds to stressors by activating the nervous system and specific hormones. The hypothalamus signals the adrenal glands to produce more of the hormones adrenaline and cortisol and release them into the bloodstream. These hormones speed up heart rate, breathing rate, blood pressure, and metabolism. Blood vessels open wider to let more blood flow to large muscle groups, putting our muscles on alert. Pupils dilate to improve vision. The liver releases some of its stored glucose to increase the body's energy. And sweat is produced to cool the body. All of these physical changes prepare a person to react quickly and effectively to handle the pressure of the moment.

This natural reaction is known as the stress response. Working properly, the body's stress response enhances a person's ability to perform well under pressure. But the stress response can also cause problems when it overreacts or fails to turn off and reset itself properly.

General adaptation syndrome

General Adaptation Syndrome.jpg

Stress is how the body reacts to a stressor, real or imagined, a stimulus that causes stress. Acute stressors affect an organism in the short term; chronic stressors over the longer term.

The effects of stress Alarm is the first stage. When the threat or stressor is identified or realized, the body's stress response is a state of alarm. During this stage adrenaline will be produced in order to bring about the fight-or-flight response. There is also some activation of the HPA axis, producing cortisol.

Resistance is the second stage. If the stressor persists, it becomes necessary to attempt some means of coping with the stress. Although the body begins to try to adapt to the strains or demands of the environment, the body cannot keep this up indefinitely, so its resources are gradually depleted.

Exhaustion is the third and final stage in the GAS model. At this point, all of the body's resources are eventually depleted and the body is unable to maintain normal function. The initial autonomic nervous system symptoms may reappear (sweating, raised heart rate etc.). If stage three is extended, long term damage may result as the capacity of glands, especially the adrenal gland, and the immune system is exhausted and function is impaired resulting in decompensation.

The result can manifest itself in obvious illnesses such as ulcers, depression, diabetes, trouble with the digestive system or even cardiovascular problems, along with other mental illnesses.

Signs of Stress

Signs of stress may be cognitive, emotional, physical or behavioral. Signs include poor judgment, a general negative outlook, excessive worrying, moodiness, irritability, agitation, inability to relax, feeling lonely, isolated or depressed, aches and pains, diarrhea or constipation, nausea, dizziness, chest pain, rapid heartbeat, eating too much or not enough, sleeping too much or not enough, social withdrawal, procrastination or neglect of responsibilities, increased alcohol, nicotine or drug consumption, and nervous habits such as pacing about or nail-biting.

Good Stress and Bad Stress / Selye: eustress and distress

Stress is divided into eustress and distress.Where stress enhances function (physical or mental, such as through strength training or challenging work) it may be considered eustress. Persistent stress that is not resolved through coping or adaptation, deemed distress, may lead to anxiety or withdrawal (depression) behavior.

The stress response (also called the fight or flight response) is critical during emergency situations, such as when a driver has to slam on the brakes to avoid an accident. It can also be activated in a milder form at a time when the pressure's on but there's no actual danger — like stepping up to take the foul shot that could win the game, getting ready to go to a big dance, or sitting down for a final exam. A little of this stress can help keep you on your toes, ready to rise to a challenge. And the nervous system quickly returns to its normal state, standing by to respond again when needed.

But stress doesn't always happen in response to things that are immediate or that are over quickly. Ongoing or long-term events, like coping with a divorce or moving to a new neighborhood or school, can cause stress, too.

Long-term stressful situations can produce a lasting, low-level stress that's hard on people. The nervous system senses continued pressure and may remain slightly activated and continue to pump out extra stress hormones over an extended period. This can wear out the body's reserves, leave a person feeling depleted or overwhelmed, weaken the body's immune system, and cause other problems.

What Causes Stress Overload?

Although just enough stress can be a good thing, stress overload is a different story — too much stress isn't good for anyone. For example, feeling a little stress about a test that's coming up can motivate you to study hard. But stressing out too much over the test can make it hard to concentrate on the material you need to learn.

Pressures that are too intense or last too long, or troubles that are shouldered alone, can cause people to feel stress overload. Here are some of the things that can overwhelm the body's ability to cope if they continue for a long time:
  • being bullied or exposed to violence or injury
  • relationship stress, family conflicts, or the heavy emotions that can accompany a broken heart or the death of a loved one
  • ongoing problems with schoolwork related to a learning disability or other problems, such as ADHD (usually once the problem is recognized and the person is given the right learning support the stress disappears)
  • crammed schedules, not having enough time to rest and relax, and always being on the go
Some stressful situations can be extreme and may require special attention and care. Posttraumatic stress disorder is a very strong stress reaction that can develop in people who have lived through an extremely traumatic event, such as a serious car accident, a natural disaster like an earthquake, or an assault like rape.

Some people have anxiety problems that can cause them to overreact to stress, making even small difficulties seem like crises. If a person frequently feels tense, upset, worried, or stressed, it may be a sign of anxiety. Anxiety problems usually need attention, and many people turn to professional counselors for help in overcoming them.

Signs of Stress Overload


Feel tired & wish to lie down to rest while working 
but keep thinking about your work while you were in bed?

People who are experiencing stress overload may notice some of the following signs:
  • anxiety or panic attacks
  • a feeling of being constantly pressured, hassled, and hurried
  • irritability and moodiness
  • physical symptoms, such as stomach problems, headaches, or even chest pain
  • allergic reactions, such as eczema or asthma
  • problems sleeping
  • drinking too much, smoking, overeating, or doing drugs
  • sadness or depression
Everyone experiences stress a little differently. Some people become angry and act out their stress or take it out on others. Some people internalize it and develop eating disorders or substance abuse problems. And some people who have a chronic illness may find that the symptoms of their illness flare up under an overload of stress.

Keep Stress Under Control

What can you do to deal with stress overload or, better yet, to avoid it in the first place? The most helpful method of dealing with stress is learning how to manage the stress that comes along with any new challenge, good or bad. Stress-management skills work best when they're used regularly, not just when the pressure's on. Knowing how to "de-stress" and doing it when things are relatively calm can help you get through challenging circumstances that may arise.

No. Unless you have iron-made body, please do not follow the Stress Reduction Kit above.

Here are some things that can help keep stress under control:
  • Take a stand against overscheduling. If you're feeling stretched, consider cutting out an activity or two, opting for just the ones that are most important to you.
  • Be realistic. Don't try to be perfect — no one is. And expecting others to be perfect can add to your stress level, too (not to mention put a lot of pressure on them!). If you need help on something, like schoolwork, ask for it.
  • Get a good night's sleep. Getting enough sleep helps keep your body and mind in top shape, making you better equipped to deal with any negative stressors. Because the biological "sleep clock" shifts during adolescence, many teens prefer staying up a little later at night and sleeping a little later in the morning. But if you stay up late and still need to get up early for school, you may not get all the hours of sleep you need.
  • Learn to relax. The body's natural antidote to stress is called the relaxation response. It's your body's opposite of stress, and it creates a sense of well-being and calm. The chemical benefits of the relaxation response can be activated simply by relaxing. You can help trigger the relaxation response by learning simple breathing exercises and then using them when you're caught up in stressful situations.  And ensure you stay relaxed by building time into your schedule for activities that are calming and pleasurable: reading a good book or making time for a hobby, spending time with your pet, or just taking a relaxing bath.
  • Treat your body well. Experts agree that getting regular exercise helps people manage stress. (Excessive or compulsive exercise can contribute to stress, though, so as in all things, use moderation.) And eat well to help your body get the right fuel to function at its best. It's easy when you're stressed out to eat on the run or eat junk food or fast food. But under stressful conditions, the body needs its vitamins and minerals more than ever. Some people may turn to substance abuse as a way to ease tension. Although alcohol or drugs may seem to lift the stress temporarily, relying on them to cope with stress actually promotes more stress because it wears down the body's ability to bounce back.
  • Watch what you're thinking. Your outlook, attitude, and thoughts influence the way you see things. Is your cup half full or half empty? A healthy dose of optimism can help you make the best of stressful circumstances. Even if you're out of practice, or tend to be a bit of a pessimist, everyone can learn to think more optimistically and reap the benefits.
  • Solve the little problems. Learning to solve everyday problems can give you a sense of control. But avoiding them can leave you feeling like you have little control and that just adds to stress. Develop skills to calmly look at a problem, figure out options, and take some action toward a solution. Feeling capable of solving little problems builds the inner confidence to move on to life's bigger ones — and it and can serve you well in times of stress.

    Build Your Resilience

    Ever notice that certain people seem to adapt quickly to stressful circumstances and take things in stride? They're cool under pressure and able to handle problems as they come up. Researchers have identified the qualities that make some people seem naturally resilient even when faced with high levels of stress.
    If you want to build your resilience, work on developing these attitudes and behaviors:

  • Think of change as a challenging and normal part of life.
  • See setbacks and problems as temporary and solvable.
  • Believe that you will succeed if you keep working toward your goals.
  • Take action to solve problems that crop up.
  • Build strong relationships and keep commitments to family and friends.
  • Have a support system and ask for help.
  • Participate regularly in activities for relaxation and fun.
Learn to think of challenges as opportunities and stressors as temporary problems, not disasters. Practice solving problems and asking others for help and guidance rather than complaining and letting stress build. Make goals and keep track of your progress. Make time for relaxation. Be optimistic. Believe in yourself. Be sure to breathe. And let a little stress motivate you into positive action to reach your goals. (Copied & edited from D'Arcy Lyness, PhD + Wikipedia)

Friday, May 28, 2010

To keep or not to keep?!

Many people must be thinking that God is UNFAIR! Why?

Some couples who longed to have a baby just kept getting disappointment. No matter how hard they tried, how much money they had spent, the results are still negative. Seeing other people's kid, they just wonder what is wrong with them. Doctor said both of them are healthy and fertile, such answer makes them more miserable. Is it due to stress? Stress from work? Stress from both sides' families? Some cases are due to either one of the partner is 'abnormal'. For such claim, it really makes the 'abnormal' one guilty everyday. Is it due to karma?

Some of them finally got pregnant but after several weeks, miscarriage happened. It is very heartbreaking. Especially for the mothers who already felt attached with the fetus inside them.

Some young or unmarried couples who don't want to have kids just get pregnant easily. They feel scared to have such big responsibility in their life as some are still schooling, some are jobless and most of them don't plan to get married at all. Look at how many abandoned children every year. Who is the innocent one?

Some married couples who already have kid/kids were satisfy and contented with their current situation. Due to pleasure, 'accident' does happen from time to time. Mothers are the one who get emotionally affected the most. Some are happy, some are unprepared, some are in great shock and most of them are in big dilemma. Due to hormone changes in their bodies that make things worse?

"My youngest boy already 10 years old, I am almost 40 years old, it is too tough to have another baby in our life." This is one of the common statements from a mother. (Yes. It is not easy to 'restart' again. Not only aging makes pregnancy difficult, by taking care of the baby and looking after the other children are uneasy.)

"We already have 4 children. My husband is unemployed and we already have financial problem. We can not have another baby!" a mother cried in front of me while telling me this. She said when her husband found out that she is pregnant, she can't see or feel any joy from him. Although she understands their financial problem, she just feel devastated to see her husband's reaction. This is not the time to blame whose fault in this, but she just feels so hurt that she has to go through everything 'alone'.

Financial is always the biggest problem in the family. By worrying money, mother will be the one who has sleepless nights. Some started to take up more part time job for extra income, in the end the body couldn't take it. Suddenly, life becomes so miserable for this pregnant mother.

Whenever she sees her husband sitting in the living room, watching television programme or reading newspapers, she just feel like strangle him to death.

To go for abortion or not, this is always the thought in the mothers' mind who really don't want to have another baby. Guilt --it is a life, we are talking about; Responsibility -- it is a lifetime responsibility we have to think about; Reality -- Nobody can help us, only we can help ourselves. That is the fact in this big world!

Having a baby is not good news for everyone. Not every fetus are welcomed or wanted by his/her own parents. I know it is sad to know such truth but this is life.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

MAS baby

On our flight back from Kuching to Miri, our princess was fully awake. She was curious in everything & everyone she sees. Before the flight take off, the air-steward demonstrated in how to use the safety tools in the plane. Most of the passengers just ignored him as usual, only our princess who was sitting at the front row gave him 100% support by concentrating throughout the whole session.

My hubby & I were laughing away because she was really serious in 'learning'. Wanted to take her photo but too bad we didn't bring our camera along and our mobile phones were off.

Goodies bag with peanuts, biscuits, pens, souvenirs & a baby toy.

MAS toy

After the flight took off, to show his appreciation on her full support, the air-steward gave us a big goodies bag and a MAS toy.

Thank you to the MAS airline's crew. We forgot to get his name.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

WholeBrain InnerTalk Roadshow in Miri

Had 2 days road show for WholeBrain InnerTalk at Boulevard Shopping Mall, Miri on 1st & 2nd May. We are really glad that Mr.Chan Say Aun from KL headquarters came to support my event. And thanks to my hubby who was willing to take care of the princess and allowed me to work without worrying much. My little princess was pretty supportive too. Brought her along to the mall and she was very obedient, didn't give us any trouble at all.
 Mr.Chan explaining to the customers.

I was explaining to a mother who was interested in finding more about the product.

We were one of the sponsors of the May Festival Colouring Contest. 
The winners earned one piece of our WholeBrain InnerTalk CD worth RM139.90 each.
Congratulations to the winners!

WholeBrain InnerTalk program is fairly new to Mirians. I was the first person who introduced WholeBrain InnerTalk concept to Kuching and again I'm the first to open up the market in Miri. It is not easy to be the pioneer at all. Most people are not aware about subliminal products so we had to spend more time in educating them, such as explaining the differences of the conscious and sub-conscious mind, how this programme works etc.

The sharing session on the 2nd day by Mr.Chan was quite informative. With more appropriate crowd on the 2nd day, the customers appreciated the products more.

This is my first experience in organizing a road show in Miri. (Had some experiences in KL and Kuching before though.) Enjoyed interacting with my clients and had a good time discussing many matters with Mr.Chan. Felt so good to work again! Thank God for the marvelous experiences and a happy-ending result.

p/s: The product is so effective that the customers called me to order more topics the next day after the road show. I'm glad that this subliminal programme is able to help others, just as it had also helped me.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

5th month immunisation

My princess is now 5 months old. Brought her to the 5th month immunisation the other day. Before going, I told her about the injection and said it is ok to cry but not too long nor too loud. (Anyway, we prepared for her to cry out loud because nowdays her lungs are functioning 'very well'.)

"Who is this lady with a white hat?"

 "What is she doing?"

"Something is poking on me."

 "It's painful......"

"....but I didn't cry. I'm a good girl."

 My brave princess, the strong one!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Transferring Contacts

I had spent about an hour to transfer 'all' my valuable phone contacts from Sony Ericssion to iPhone. Tried to use bluetooth but failed. Tried to key in one by one but found it too time consuming. In the end just sent hundreds of sms contacts instead.

Found out that I have so many contacts in the handphone which I never have any backup. Once the phone is gone, I can only remember a few people's mobile number.

Also found out that there are many friends that I have their mobile number but we have not been keeping in touch for months and years.

It is good to go through all the contacts. Some of them should be deleted and some of them should always be in my contact list though we might not call each other again.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Assessment Bill

Have you paid your assessment bill (pintu cukai) already? Just learnt that Sarawak & Penisular Malaysia have different due date for the payment.

After we moved to Miri, our properties in Kuching have been either rented out or vacant. I didn't manage to get the assessment bills which were sent there. Called up MBKS & DBKU this morning for help.

MBKS staffs are really efficient! They understand my situation and immediately find out my bill number, total amount to be paid and even volunteered to fax over the printed bill. I really feel grateful for their wonderful help.

As for DBKU, it is pretty disappointing. As usual, my phone call has been passing here and there till the line dropped (didn't really cut off but they hung up). So I called again and they gave me bunch of numbers of other department by saying they can't transfer my call. Finally got a lady who was willing to 'talk longer', again she wanted me to call headquaters because she has no fax machine in the office.

I told her I just need the bill number to allow me for online payment. In the end, she got all my details and said will return my call later. I am not sure how long it is going to take. The working performance and attitudes are totally different from MBKS. Wonder why?

Finally, a lady from DBKU headquaters called. She sounds inexperience but was quite helpful. Although she didn't know how to answer my questions, she was willing to ask her colleague before answering me. Appreciate her help!

Then I found out those not so 'keen' staff are from Satok office. Why do they want to put that office contact number in their website and yet not that friendly/helpful to the customer? Is it common to have people working at government site playing 'Tai chi' everyday?

Anyway, at least I have gotten what I wanted through telephone. Just wish that I needn't do it again.

Saturday, May 22, 2010


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Friday, May 21, 2010

Bird's nest mask

Found bird's nest mask in Watson. Feel curious and bought one packet to try. When my hubby saw it, he teased that we are putting bird's saliva on the face. "Maybe it's better to use our princess's saliva as she has been drooling every day, wiping her own saliva on her face and the face condition is perfectly smooth." @.@

Well, it's true that many Asian's love to take bird's nest which we believe that they are rich in collagen, good for beauty purposes. I'm not the fan of bird's nest though I'm from Sarawak, the place where we can get the best quality bird's nest in fair price. I do pity the birds. Imagine people just take away your house (nest) after you had spent so much time and energy (saliva) to build it. Pity the birds.

Well, unless the birds are willing to sell their own nests for profit. Then we will see rich birds flying in their jet planes here and there. 

Really admire those people who discovered bird's nest. Wonder what other nests have they tried before such discovery?

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Greek Philosophical Test

I got this email early this morning. Would like to share with you all! Hope you guys enjoy it like what I do.

Keep this in mind the next time you are about to repeat a rumors or spread gossip.
In ancient Greece (469 - 399 BC), Socrates was widely lauded for his wisdom.

One day an acquaintance ran up to him excitedly and said, "Socrates, do you know what I just heard about Diogenes?"

"Wait a moment," Socrates replied, "Before you tell me I'd like you to pass a little test.  It's called the Triple Filter Test."

'Triple filter?" asked the acquaintance.

"That's right," Socrates continued, "Before you talk to me about Diogenes let's take a moment to filter what you're going to say.  The first filter is Truth.  Have you made absolutely sure that what you are about to tell me is true?"

"No," the man said, "Actually I just heard about it."

"All right," said Socrates, "So you don't really know if it's true or not.  Now let's try the second filter, the filter of Goodness.  Is what you are about to tell me about Diogenes something good?"

"No, on the contrary..."

"So," Socrates continued, "You want to tell me something about Diogenes that may be bad, even though you're not certain it's true?"

The man shrugged, a little embarrassed.  Socrates continued, "You may still pass the test though, because there is a third filter, the filter of Usefulness.   Is what you want to tell me about Diogenes going to be useful to me?"

"No, not really."

"Well," concluded Socrates, "If what you want to tell me is neither True nor Good nor even Useful, why tell it to me or anyone at all?"

The man was bewildered and ashamed.   This is an example of why Socrates was a great philosopher and held in such high esteem.

 It also explains why Socrates never found out that Diogenes was shagging his wife.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Miri to Kuching

We nearly missed our flight from Miri to Kuching on Wednesday. Hubby's colleague was supposed to pick us up from the house but he came out late from the hospital without informing us. Then he lost his way, stuck in the traffic jam and car broke down due to leaking radiator. Everything sounds so dramatic.

Luckily we were alert enough to drive our own car to the airport and got church sister to drive our car back home. It was really 'exciting' and I wish that this will not happen again in future.

We were supposed to meet up my parents in Kuching. However, they missed their flight in Singapore and flew to Kuala Lumpur for another holiday trip instead. We are leaving Kuching on this Sunday around noon time whereas they are coming back on the same day but in the evening. Feel quite disappointed when I found out that we are unable to meet them. Anyway, I believe everything is in God's plan. Everything happens with a reason.

It is pretty rush in this trip. Listed out tasks to settle and I doubt all the things can be done. Feel sorry that I'm not able to meet my friends during this trip. Sigh & hooray. That will be another REASON for me to come back again!?

Well, for those who complain that Kuching has 'no place to shop, no place to go, no place to eat', try to stay in Miri. You will change your statement after that.


Bought apple itouch several years ago in Singapore. It looks like iphone but couldn't take photo nor can make phoone calls. Bought it for gaming puurposes.

It works wonderfully in Singapore as the wi-fi service is fast everywhere. Once I got back to Malaysia, it is no longer that fun due to slow internet connection. For example, in Singapore I can watch youtube without waiting for the movie to load, whereas in Malaysia, it might take half an hour to wait for one quarter of the movie to load (and most of the time, the whole thing just stop loading due to time out).

My Sony Ericssion W850 mobile phone is finally 'sick' after using for years. It was a present from my hubby. I love this mobile phone. Anyway, seems like it is time to get a new one now. 

So what is good in the market? The most popular one will be iphone.The applications are tempting.

My hubby and I were interested in getting iphone 3 years ago. However, iphone wasn't available in Malaysia yet when we were drooling in Singapore, seeing the iphone launching there. When Maxis started the iphone plan, the price was like sky high. Finally Digi has brought down the price and it is affordable now.

Thanks to Digi.

This is my new handphone for this year - iphone 3Gs, 32GB. Happily got it today! Yipee! Now I'm looking for iphone accessories.

p/s: There are rumours saying that iphone 4G will be launching in June or July this year. Anyway, Malaysia will need several years to get updated mobile phones. Even if it is available this year, will have to wait for 1-2 years for the price to drop. So I believe I will be happily stuck with this iphone 3Gs for quite some time.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Free Sample - Clinique

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Zodiac - Aquaries Woman (Jan 20-Feb 18)

AQUARIUS WOMAN (Jan 20-Feb 18)

If you are in love with a woman in this zodiac be prepared to be very happy or be very sorry. She is a very busy person with her own matters similar to a guy in this zodiac. She is able to live by herself without any guy in her life, a very strong person indeed.

Not because she does not have a dream guy, but if she cannot find such person, she will just leave it. Because she thinks she could do anything that a man can do. She is a leader, a real confident type.

She likes to do things by herself, such as serving herself, opening the door herself. Because she thinks waiting for a helping hand is a waste of time, and she is not patient enough to wait around for that. If she starts to ask you out, do not think she starts to flirt with you, but because she thinks it is a waste of time to wait for you to be the one who asked.

She likes a COOL guy who sometime act like he is ignoring her, so he has a chance to show her his own confident. She likes to guess her man's reaction, but at the same time she likes to have many men wanting her. She is a daring type who could just do thing differently from other people in her same society. She dares to fight for what she thinks belonged to her.

Even she acts confident she mostly feels lonely and alone. If she breaks up with someone, she won't show any emotion even though deep down inside is full of pain and agony. Not for long she will come back to be the cheery and merry person again, because she looks at the world positively and has "Faith" in the word "Love".

She has more men friends than women friends, so do not be jealous if you date her. She could be slightly jealous, but she hates jealous guy. She loves "Freedom" so before and after marriage, her freedom has to be the same. She likes you to trust her, even if she does not trust you anyhow.

She likes to be the one who is "Right", so if you argue with her , let her win if it is not a big deal for you in that subject. She is a straight forward type, so if she does not love you anymore, she will just tell you straight to your face. Her love and relationship are always real, so if she says "It's over" be prepare to leave, she is not testing you.

She is not a vulnerable type, so do not have to worry about her, she will survive by herself. If she is with you when you get sick, she will certainly take care and look after you. Do not keep secrets from her, she hates it and really can make her angry. When she is sad, be understanding. When she is happy, be happy with her, she likes that.

You will not get bore with this type of girl. Someone who is close to her will know that deep down beneath that confident and cold hearted person, she can be just as fragile as any woman. She is a fun and talkative person and she likes to tease you. Do not let her talk alone, if you do she will leave.

She has many types of jobs because she beliefs what a man can do, she can do it too. If you want her to work for you, forget it. When she is in love, she will just leave her job in the day time just to come to see you, but not for long she will go back to work seriously again. Prepare to live and love with a "Working Woman" then you will be OK.

If she is mad, find a shelter as the "Hurricane" is here! Her bad temper will last very shortly though. She is not a revenge type and will not think of "payback" time. Most people might think of her as "One of a guy", but in fact she is a 100% woman. She is easily hurt, so be nice with her. If she really loves you, then you are lucky because she is an honest, truthful and will never make you feel bored. Understand that sometimes she will be over confident and sometimes like to have power or act bossy.

Zodiac - Aquaries Men (Jan 20-Feb 18)

AQUARIUS MAN (Jan 20-Feb 18)

Aquarius man likes to do thing in his own way. He can suddenly decide to do something without thinking of its outcome. He is the type of guy with an inside energizer, so if you fall in love with this type of guy, you must be "patient", even if you have to follow him a bit. His creative mind could create fantastic idea any time. If you do not understand or cannot follow him, you won't be with him for long.

A man in this Zodiac will less likely to have a pale skin, and if he has a scar, it would be on his face or on his head. He moves very fast and very energetic, and he is very self confident in himself. He is not the type who will just sit down and feel sorry or regret anything for long, especially for "Love". He loves justice. He is straight-forward and dares to show his opinion or even argue about certain subject even he knows it might bring him problems.

He hardly lies except if he thinks it is necessary and he is not a good liar anyway. He will not lie to you about serious matter, but on small little thing. He is gifted with the ability to be a very social person. He could talk about subject that he has no knowledge of. He is only interested at the present time and look at the world positively. Often he feels hurt because of reality, but he will not run away and he will overcome that difficulty.

Although he is a high esteem and self confident person, only focus on his own thought, he is a kind, cute and polite guy. He certainly is not a mean person. He likes to help people who are in troubles. He is the type who feels sorry if you remember bad things he said to you that he had already forgotten. Believe him that he is very sorry and give him another chance.

Once he decides to do something, he will put all his mind and energy in it either in his "Work", or "Love". He is the type who gambles anything in the casino, so do not even take him there. He does not like pessimistic, low energy, and depress person, especially no brain. Strangely he likes to overpower this type of people to assure that he is more superior.

He likes to be the first person to do something. You can see sparkling in his eyes, once he meet a new target or new lover. Once he is in love, he will act as if he never has love like this before. This minute he could be real sugar sweet, and later he could also be an icy cold, but do not blame him for that will only chase him away. He could fall in love again with another girl and act again like he never has this kind of love before. He could really love someone, but not a heart broken type for he thinks love is "excitement" and "Love goes on".

If you date this kind of guy, do not or avoid showing your face to him with face pack, face mask, always be presentable, nice and cute. If he is quiet, it is not because he is shy, but he is thinking quietly. If you have a chance to ask his X-girlfriend, she will tell you that he is not a shy or quiet type. If he is really and truly in love with you, he will never lie to you at all. How do you know if he loves you, bet on your faith! Love him and treat him steadily and do not try to find anything to argue with him, he will be with you for sure.

If you are his lover or girlfriend and need to tell him something, go and say it out loud and straight forward because he hates long boring story. He hates to play games, chasing for love or being chased, so let him call you first. He likes a confident woman who also a good follower. If he gets mad at you, let him be for only a short time he will be normal again. You have to be able to get along with his friends, but he does not have to do so with all your friends.

Don't ever think you could make him jealous by flirting with other men, he will just leave instead of making a scene because he is a confident man and has to be the first in everything.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Sushi King, Miri

Found one hair in the beef rice set at Sushi King, Miri last night. Nearly finished my meal and that was really disgusting. Was wondering what to do, either keep quiet or complain? In the end, my hubby and I decided to voice out. We managed to meet up their manager on call (she was pretty busy in the kitchen. She took more than 15 minutes to show her face.)

After we told her about the hair, she apologized and waived all the sushi plates we took (costs about RM21). So the total amount for the bill got discounted.

This reminded me about the experience we had at another Sushi King branch at The Spring in Kuching 2 years ago. That time we found a died fly in the rice.

In the end, the manager just gave us 3 small ice-cream cups (worth RM3?) for 4 of us.(Maybe one of us was invisible to him.) He assumed that we will keep our mouth shut after the ice-cream treat. He is right. Although we were pretty unhappy, we didn't do anything neither. Ice-cream makes us lazier?

"Sushi King has the worse sushi among all the Japanese restaurants. If you know how to appreciate Japanese cuisine, especially sashimi and sushi, you will never step in Sushi King at all." said my brother-in-law who studied in Japan and worked for Japanese company for many years. (He is fluent in Japanese and is having partnership with his Japanese friends. No doubt his clients are mostly Japanese and he knows where to eat yummy Japanese cuisine in KL. He brought us to luxurious restaurant for a few times. EMm....the sashimi can really melt in the mouth. Drooling....ok. Back to our Sushi King thing again.)

Ordered the beef rice set (Gyuu Don). 
Came out to be different type of cooking method + no raddish like in the menu. 
The Crepe Kani Salad (left side on the bottom of the menu) is even worse. 
The wrapping is totally different. 
The other one is Vege curry set, again the vegetable are different from the menu. 
Sigh sigh sigh.

Have to admit that we are pretty disappointed at Sushi King's quality control. If you see their new menu, please remember not to get too excited and order too many dishes before you are sure that they can really prepare the food nicely! Again, the best sentence to describe is "These photos are only for illustration."  Yeap. The dishes we ordered looked totally different from the menu. Even our maid was laughing away, saying the photos are scam (brought her along for dinner with us). Sigh.

1-31May 2010 is the Curry Month. 
Nice pictures huh! Forget about the Vegetable Curry. It doesn't look like that at all. 

The waiter who served us last night was not well train too. He is not familiar with the menu, kept 'arguing' with me that the sushi with cucumber has egg inside. (We wanted to order vegetarian sushi for my hubby). Gosh. Ate that dish for so many times, and yet this fellow kept confusing that with tamago sushi (egg sushi). @.@

That is my first Sushi King experience in Miri. First & last for sure.

What is customer's right? I bet if we want to make a big hooha, we will definitely win at the consumer's court for many bad experiences we had here and there by paying RM5 for the registration form. (Consumer's court is just situated next to my office in Kuching). However, I bet most of us are lazy people. We don't really hold on our consumers' right and just let it be. That's why Sushi King has not been improving for all these years. Blame who? Myself? Haha.

If you were me, what will you do?

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Zodiac - Pisces Woman (Feb 19-March 20)

PISCES WOMAN (Feb 19-March 20)

She likes to be in a dream world than to be in reality. She is weak and sensitive when it's come to "Love". She can cry if her best friend is breaking up, and she can be over excited when her friend gets a good looking and rich boyfriend. You might be surprise to see that she is shy just because she is in love. More or less it will be in Pisces woman. She loves small animal and gifted in training animals.

She has sixth senses and she can guess what will happen next, it's her nature. Even she has good intuition, she cannot pick or foreseen her own choice of lover. She cannot tell if she meet a sincere guy or a one night stand guy.

She likes to buy and pick her own clothes. She likes to dress cute and be cute. Pisces woman tend to be a good looking woman and she has a nice skin. Her hands and feet are small and soft. Pisces woman loves to shop for shoes as if she collects them. She is a hot lady that everyone wants her. Whether she has a man in her life or not, she will never try to over power any man. It's not even in her thought.

She thinks man can handle things better, and she will make her man feel that way. She is an easy going person, so being with her is easy. She is a confident woman and likes to make people who stay with her happy. She knows how to please and how to comfort a man. If something is wrong, she will try to make other people belief that it's must be because of someone else, not because of her love one. She will not push her man to be ambitious but to make him feel like he should be happy with the way he is now. She is happy with you for what you are now.

A Pisces woman, if she has a bad childhood, she will always remember it and it will make her a very unhappy person. She will pity herself and feel sorry for herself. She tends to hurt herself without knowing it and so vulnerable to drugs (real drugs or just sleeping pills). She has many choices and you can never tell which path she going to take. If you love her, then hold her tight because she never knows what she will do next.

She has a complex character. You may think she is a shy innocent type and cannot hurt anyone, then you are wrong. You might think she is a fragile person who needs protection, wrong again. She has been through a lot, a tough cookie. She is a dreamer and loves the word "Love", so she is the type who will buy gift for anyone for any occasion, especially if it is a gift for wedding or an anniversary even for someone who she does not know so well.

Be very careful if fall in love with Pisces woman. She can be a total different person before and after. She can be an angel before and later a witch, but everyone is not perfect, right? She will be soft and gentle most of the time, so not to worry. She is emotional and extremely sensitive when she frequently got hurt. She is the type who can cry her heart out.

She can have fear inside, when she says she does not need anyone means she badly needs someone to protect her, but sometimes she can hide that feeling by being stubborn. She likes to hide her shyness and her weakness from her enemy. She does not like to follow any fixed rules. She can be a good housewife if you know how to handle her.

Many men will ask to marry her because she is a 100% woman. If she wants to be sweet, she is a real angel.