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HAPPY NEW YEAR 2008


There are only almost 6 hours left before a NEW YEAR. I would like to take this chance to make a wish to all of my friends and your families for a coming new year with HAPPINESS, LUCK AND SUCCESS.

Those who haven't got a job will be employed this year.
Those who are still single will have a boyfriend/girlfriend this year.
Those who are in Love will have even better and happier Love life.
Who is having financial problems will gain much money this year.
Who is having health problem will be healthier and stronger.
And all of us WE WILL HAPPY FOREVER.

This 2008 year is Rat year, according to the Chinese horoscope, this might be not a good year for me. But I do believe that, ATTITUDE WILL DEFEAT THE BAD LUCK. So tonight, I'm gonna go to pray. This is my usual routine every year end to wish for a better coming new year.

Career will be more stable. Love will be happy forever. And family will be happy always.

Look back last year, I think I've achieved what I want so far. And I'm happy with all changes in my life.
So i hope you guys will be happy too, and don't ever forget:
THERE IS NOTHING IN LIFE GOOD OR BAD BUT THINKING MAKES IT SO.

A little small talk at the year end with you.
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL!


Crystalicious
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WORMS IN RELATIONSHIP


I don't know why lately I received quite a number emails, writing about love stories from my friends. Perhaps, they want to cheer me up when I'm in Love? Or they want to teach me something? Anyhow, I also thank you for all these sweet emails. Some are really very interesting to read. You may say I'm very arrogant or picky or whatever, but my style is:
  • I don't like to receive all those forwarded SMS, the type of 1 sms can send to 10 people. That's why you will see normally, I don't reply those email or sms. (Sorry if I offend your kindness or care for me, I didn't mean that). But if you just write sms by your own to me, no matter how busy I am, I definitely reply it.

  • I don't normally share my own personal story life like love story, love relationship etc.... So don't waste your time asking me "How are you and your boyfriend, husband?" You will receive the answer is always "I'm fine. Happy :) "
But anyhow, I still need to thank you, friends so much for your care. Just want to share with you one of the stories that I've received.

WORMS ON THE TREE

Love is always the most beautiful and splendid emotion in the world. I assume that a Love like a Tree which needs to take care by water, sunshine, and anti-worm treatment every day. There are so many types of worm on the Love Tree.



There is one name JEALOUS. This worm when it is small, its color looks almost like tree color, thus it's very difficult to find. At first, when it's small, it just plays around on the tree, tickling here and there. And the tree just feels nice and comfortable like being massaged. However, the older it grows, the more damage it causes slowly from each leaf to the whole body.

The second worm called COLD worm. COLD worm is very formal and careful in its move because it also scares to damage the tree. However, when time goes longer, this worm will spit out many ICE or even SNOW to freeze the tree and then Love tree will die.

Another one is ANGRY worm. Normally, this worm will hide quietly inside and hardly see it. But when it explodes out, its power can destroy the tree within 1 night.

Fourth worms usually are STAGNATE one. It seems to be the least dangerous worm, but it always injects into the tree the anti-growth vitamin which makes the tree can't grow up but also can't die so fast. And finally, there is no producing by the end.

Last worm is TROUBLE. It's a very stupid worm. It tries to bite every single leaf everyday to destroy the whole tree. When people discover and throw him away, he still tries to come back and do the same thing. And his purpose is only successful when people are too tired to kill the worms, they don't even bother to solve and just let it go.

So be careful with all these worms because no tree can immunize with the worms, can defeat them to survive. However, people can kill those worms because.

WHERE THERE ARE THE WORMS, THERE ARE THE TREATMENT.

So below are the prescriptions for each worm. I will give you with FOC. However, you can't cure it by your own. You need to seek for the agreement and togetherness from your boyfriend/girlfriend as well. Then here you go.

PRESCRIPTION 1: Anti- Jealous worm treatment.

3 tablespoons of TRUST everyday. (Trust needs to build up not only by words, but also by action to prove people to trust you.
Remember! DON'T EVER BREAK YOUR PROMISE OR SWEAR)
5 tablespoons of HONESTY everyday. (There is nothing more terrible than telling lies because sufferers will be both listener and speaker)

5 tablets of FAITH everyday. (If you commit to something or someone, try to keep yourself consistent and loyal)

Make sure you and your boyfriend/ girlfriend remind each other to drink together every day.

PRESCRIPTION 2: Anti- COLD virus
4 tablespoons of CARE (caring each other every day to make sure he/she is OK and you are always with her/him. Caring is not only PHYSICALLY (by email, sms, phone call, meeting...) not also just BODILY (health, pain, sick, etc...) but also EMOTIONALLY (mood, feeling, happy, unhappy and so on.... This is the most important, I guess).

3 tablets of ROMANTIC. (Girls are always crazy for it. That's why most of the girls like Korean movies if I'm not wrong). Romantic can be a surprise gift for non-occasional day, a kiss on every morning and before sleeping, having a holiday, taking shower together....and many more.

This prescription must take every day, even though the worm hasn't appeared yet.

PRESCRIPTION 3: Anti- ANGRY worm.
6 tablets of RESPECT (When we are angry, normally we won't care about other's feeling. Respectfulness means we can't offend each other while we are in anger)

3 tablets of CONTROL. (Learn how to control not to be angry to live healthily. Even if you are very angry, try to avoid talking and only solve problems when you are calm down back)

PRESCRIPTION 4: Anti- STAGNATE worms
3 tablets of CREATIVE. (Think of something new for both to do to boost up the feeling, go for a holiday...)
5 tablespoons of SEX. There are many cases that the husband/wife can't find the interest in SEX with their partner and slowly they feel bored and then no feeling for other things. This is extremely important. And you need to learn how to have a good sex life.

PRESCRIPTION 5: Anti- TROUBLE worm


5 tablets of SHARING (Without sharing, your bf/gf can't know what you want and feel because he/she can't read your mind. Instead of sharing with other people, why not with him/her to settle your own feelings. The person from outside the story can't know exactly what going on to give you the best solution, it's two of you yourself)

Caution: Sharing to the third person might be very dangerous. Because the third party is always sweet and caring, slowly will "switch player". Third party replaces a main one. There are many TRIANGLE stories come from this.
3 tablets of ENCOURAGE. (Always encourage each other to overcome difficulties in life. Let her/him know that you are always there to support).

DON'T EVER FORGET ALL THE COMPLIMENT FOR HIM/HER. YOU NEVER KNOW HOW STRONGLY IT CAN MOTIVATE HIM/ HER UP.


4 tablets of ACCEPT. (Learn how to accept him/her weaknesses because no one is perfect)

So I hope these prescription really can help you and your boyfriend/girlfriend stays happy together. Love and challenges are always together. Challenges will judge how strong your love is. So don't be afraid of it. If you can overcome all this, your Love is going to be eternally. However, remember.

PREVENTION IS ALWAYS BETTER THAN CURE.

Do take these prescription everyday to make sure your Love Tree is growing up healthily and rapidly. It needs PATIENCE AND CONSISTENCE too.

I think I also need to take "medicine" for my Love before it's too late :D

Happy all!
Crystalicious
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STUCK


"...Good night" <~Message sent~> but I still couldn't sleep. Turn off then turn on the computer again, but I don't know what to do...Ok, then I write blog.

Tonight, I'm headache. Tonight I'm tired. Tonight I worry. Tonight I'm scared. Tonight I miss home. Tonight I feel lost. And tonight I'm sleepless.


Perhaps, BECAUSE....

My final exam really makes me headache. Not because it's difficult, but I can't concentrate on it 100%.

BECAUSE

There are too many things, too many works to do. People say because I'm so greedy. I have no explanation for this. Sometimes, I ask what if I quit one? But the answer is IMPOSSIBLE because it's life and I was born with it.

BECAUSE

The newspaper came out today was talking about foreign workers in Malaysia without working permit, including Myanmar, Indonesia and Vietnam. They are now under the strict supervision of police and been suffering the pain from the body to the soul, even more than that. I feel so much worry them and for someone.

BECAUSE

I'm trying to be so tense to overcome everything. I'm trying to be strong girl to face whatever shit happens in life. That's why I'm tired. Actually, I can cry anytime If I can't take it anymore. And this moment, I just want to go home. Suddenly, I feel lost my interest of everything. EVERYTHING.

BECAUSE

I don't know whether the way I'm going is right, but I haven't seen any exit yet. Where will I be in next spring? I'm supposed to know what, how, where my life would be. However, it's funny that I couldn't answer this question now.

Maybe I'm a too complicated girl. Maybe I worry too much. But at the present, I couldn't control... I couldn't help.
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PROUD


Lately, there is nothing new in my life to talk about. I totally run out of idea what to blog and I guess so do you. Perhaps, year ends, everyone seems busy with your own things. To me, nothing to complain ^_^ even just for fun. So bored! However, there was a memorable event for me at the end of the year.

Maybe some of you know that I will be graduating very soon (1 more week to enjoy my studying time while it lasts). And this final year, I had an honor to represent my university among thousands of students to attend a big conference of the year: NATIONAL MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE in Mandarin Oriental hotel on 5th Dec. I didn't know that I was chosen to attend this conference until last minute 4th Dec in the morning, my faculty staff called me to inform that. At first, I was so angry because of this last minute informing (you guys know that I hate doing thing at the last minute notice because I don't like to be arranged by people). At first, I wanted to say no because I had to work on that day. However, they said "It's compulsory". What to do?

Next morning, I woke up so early at 6.30pm to prepare, to make up, to dress up... and tried to reach the hotel at sharp 8.30am. Wow! So many people there and I felt that I was so small girl among all of the big managers, CEO, M.D of so many companies, a thousand of people I think. Luckily, that day I was wearing a formal suit. It made me feel a bit more confident because at least I didn't look like small girl in the adult event :D even though I'm working now. You see!


The event started at sharp 9a.m after we had breakfast served by the hotel. So yummy the food there!.  The conference took place quite long, from 9am until 6pm. However, we had a lot of breaks in between. Perhaps, this conference was organized for the BIG BOSSES of the companies (of course including me) thus, every time during break, we were served so nice foods and drinks. I couldn't remember how much food and drink I had but overall, I had a chance to travel from Japan with sushi king to western countries with all western food, Vietnamese food as well. The conference seemed to be shorten and not boring because of that.

All day long, I also had a chance to learn so many management experience from so many managers, CEOs of the big company. They came to share their ideas and knowledge. We had free books, free gift, free meals, free drink. Everything was free because my classmate had sponsored me for that. It worths almost RM1k to attend that conference. In conclusion, I felt happy and proud of myself for what I've gained during my study here.

Open ceremony, I don't know how they did that. They managed the ball to fly from outside to inside and stop right away on the stage for the Chairman of Public Bank to get the key then open the door. It was very interesting and creative.


Do I look like a young CEO in the future? Pretend to be serious a bit because everybody is so serious now. Hehehe


We had a chance to talk and learn from the Managing Director, Robert Herbold, formerly Bill Gate's COO of Microsoft. He had delivered such an excellent speech on that day. I got a Free book Seduced by Success from him, worth RM111. ^_^


Overall, everything was great! But I what I love the most in the hotel is....the toilet. It's so nice. 



So if you guys have any friend wants to book a room in the hotel, do recommend this one. When you there to visit your friend and by the way......hi.hi. lolz...

That day, my day ended at 10pm because after that conference, I had to rush back to teach in a studio. I was too tired to teach 2 classes, so I have to cancel 1. Tired, but overall, it was a good and meaningful day.

And today is.........Saturday :D. So happy weekend to all.
Crystalicious
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SINGLE AND "DOUBLE"


Don't get me wrong here :D What I want to say is the differences between when I'm single and when i'm couple :D. I don't know whether you guys have the same thinking like me.
No Single Couple
1 When I was still single, I wish my guy has to be a handsome, rich, romantic, loving prince When I'm couple, I realize that all those dreamed guys are not for me, they are for….someone else. It's not because I'm not good, but just because I'm not a princess either.
2 When i was single, I don't like those girls everyday suffer from love, just know how to cry because those boys, and complain a lot. Why they are so weak? So silly? Why can't they go out to look for any guy In fact, nobody wants to be weak emotional. Sadness and argument are always the characteristics of LOVE. It's like the ocean has to have waves. No matter how strong you are, you still need to cry one day for someone that you truly love them.
3 Sometimes, I feel annoyed with those couples standing at public like cinema, park but doing all the weird actions to show off their Love such as: feeding each others, kissing, etc… But now, I'm afraid if there is anyone cursing behind me if my action annoys them, hahaa…However, in conclusion, LOVE HAS NO SIN and only the member inside "the Show" will understand how sweet is the kiss and how happy they feel. ;) as long as they are not out of permitted limitation.
4 I dream about the lifestyle in which I will cook for my Love every good meal everyday when i was single. Still pending (but it's not my fault, lolz :p)
5 I don't need anything( money, house, car, etc…) from him as long as he loves me by his heart, only Me in this world. Oops, living expense is raising up higher and higher. (Did you see toll fee increase 40cents at least? lolz.....). In fact, I can't just drink water and eat air to survive. I need to find my own money to support myself but in the meantime, I want my future hubby to be stable in everything so that I feel safe…for him, and for me. Then we both can stress free.
6 I always dream that I will have a Love story as sweet as it's in fairy tale. The prince and the princess will live happily until they both are very old, their teeth want to fall down, and their hair turn grey…Forever love! I think everyone also wishes that. Because fairy tale never come to life, so I rather back to my real life. Happy with what I have and try to protect it. I don't dare to think until the hair turn grey coz nowadays, people dye their hair a lot, lolz..... Truth and lie are very difficult to tell. I just wish to live until 70s and my love still love me as the beginning. That's too sufficient already. :D
7 Sometimes I think that Love needs to be challenged by many different ways and by the end my darling can overcome everything to come back to me. That's will be a true Love. And Love will be stronger and it will last forever. "What a crazy thinking! Does life not bring enough trouble to you?" and now, I just wish and wish everyday I can be happy together with him. I just want peacefulness.
8 He loves me then he has to be love whatever belongs to me now matter how ugly I am, how bad my personality is. The fact is, trying to improve myself is one of the ways to protect my love. Love means everyone has to become better and better. I don't want him if he is so ugly and bad characteristic and perhaps, so does he too.
9 He has tobe a perfect man, never do anything guilty toward me at all and I can trust him 100% because he will never hurt me. If you've ever hurt, you will know how difficult to forgive people. Actually, there are some mistakes that can never be forgiven. But destiny is giving each other one more chance. No one is perfect even God and I won't trust anyone 100% because I want to protect myself from disappointment.
10 He only loves me, not anyone else. He will never change his love to me. And I only love 1 person in my life. If cannot live together with him, I will never get married. If your love to him can be changed, why not his? Nothing in life is absolute. I need to build up my feelings, my love everyday if I want it to grow up stronger. Or else, It will die. And in order to find a real love, sometimes, we need to pass through few one so that we will respect the last one we have.
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THE POWER OF THREE WORDS.


At 20 years old, when he said "I love you", her face turned red and she tried to use her small hands to cover her shy face. She wanted to say something but doesn't know what to say. Just kept quiet, smiled and looked at him happily. At 25 years old, he talked to her "I love you". She lightly put her head on his shoulder and said "I love you too". Not long after that, they got married. When 30 years old, he said "I love you", she smiled radiantly and said "Let's make your words become actions, please help me to take care of our baby". And she kissed him. 4o years old, when he said "I love you", she asked him suspiciously "Let's tell me honestly, did you bring our money to any girl outside? " 50 years old, he still said "I love you". It reminded her of their honeymoon 25 years ago, they had dinner with candle, wine and roses after that to celebrate 25 year wedding anniversary. 70 years old, in the afternoon, an old couple was sitting on the sofa and watch TV. The old man said "I love you", the old lady looked at him and smiled back to him. Her face was full of happiness. They hold hands very tightly to finish watching the whole movie. How powerful the three words "I Love You" are! These are the words that we speak mostly in our life. WOMEN ARE DESPERATE TO HEAR IT FROM HER HUSBAND/BOYFRIEND. These three words have no age. Everyone can say it out, from the young children to the older people. Its power can turn out our day from dark to bright, from sadness to happiness, it brings smiles to our face and warm up our heart. BUT, CAUTION: TRUST NO MAN WHO SAYS "I LOVE YOU" WHEN HE IS AT MID-ORGASM. (book says so, lolz)
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24TH BIRTHDAY


One day passed after my actual birthday, but I still received many wishes, celebration, gifts from friends (some of my gifts even are on the way coming to me, so happy :p). I received a special glass from a special person ;), cloths, cosmetic, the book that I wanted to buy for so long, accessories and even... money (don't envy me :p). I felt that my birthday is not only 1 day (5th Nov), it's always 1 week birthday or even more than that.

Happy 24th birthday to me!

I would like to take this opportunity to thank to all my friends, my students, brothers, sisters who did give me a big surprise on my day especially deeply, greatly thank to my lovely boyfriend- Por. He is the one who made my day become more meaningful to me and brought happiness to me. Thank you sweetheart! It's been a great and extremely memorable year for me! Thank you all! Sharing with you a few great moments of mine. On my birthday, I have surprised birthday dinner at Friday Restaurant with all sisters, brothers,...


I have my students with me on my belated birthday dinner...They are so cool and funny :D

I have my birthday cake which is presented by Shall We Dance Studio (another surprise)

SWEET AND MEMORABLE!!!!!
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SHALL WE DANCE EXAM.


UK exam was successfully held in Shall We Dance studio on 25th Oct. It was not only the exam ran smoothly, it's also the improvements of all my students really impressed me. They did work hard for almost 2 months to prepare for this. CONGRATS YOU ALL FOR YOUR GREAT RESULT!
Just take a look at some photos I captured on that day to cheer you all up! Wish all my students can improve more and more, go further in the dancing world and joining competitions is not impossible in the near futurer!

SWDS group

Best shot of the night with Jive action (Tony_Amy) by Crystal

Chachacha- See what little gal can do

"We are not worse than the model in the backdrop" :D I know gals

Ended up the exam is pizza small party! Cheer!

Borrow Cass to replace my BB temporarily :p
Exam finished. I received a number or student email, SMSes saying thanks to me for coaching them, training them, and be very patient in helping them. Wow! To me, that's a BIG GIFT. And besides thanking, they're also "warning" me. Something like this, you believe or not: ....................................................................................................................................................................... Dear teacher, Thanks for helping me up by dancing me yesterday. I really appreciate it and also thanks for your patient in guiding me all this while. REMINDER: DO NOT PREGNANT BEFORE FINISH MY SILVER LEVEL...  Regards, ...................................................................................................................................................................... HAHAHA..........SO FUNNY! Thank to my very loyal and enthusiastic students. :D I don't know how long I can finish your silver level yet, but it seems a long way to go :D. So means from now until that time, i cannot get married.

Ok! Forget about the passed exam. It's time for celebrating and enjoying. And the POTLUCK PARTY was one of the activities to cheer you all UP after a few hard working months. Once again, we DRUNK, we EAT, and we DANCE. And every time, we stop, the clock points 1am. I think we all were very happy that night. No more stress, no more exam, no more practicing... Only Drink and Dance. Let  me share with you some of the happiest moments:
Cheers!!!!! You can see, our Studio members are not only good dancers, but also good drinkers :D. Evidence????? Here they are! Drink until so drunk already (from 9pm-12am) but they still could dance and make all nice poses like this:

FUYOH!!!! :D . And not only dancing, they are also good at ACTING.
When men are acting womenly....

And women become stronger....
And the result is gonna be like that! The world has changed, hasn't it? :D
No!!!!! It doesn't.
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READ THIS BEFORE YOU WANT TO GIVE UP.


Life is so hard and complicated and I'm not a lucky person. My life fulls of shit. My boyfriend dumped me. I'm jobless. No money, no love, no friendship.... Nothing. Oh God! I couldn't take it anymore. And finally, I choose self falling is the method to release myself.
10th floor...


A very loving couple (into everybody's eyes) was fighting. Perhaps, the more they love, the more they fight, is it?

9th floor...

I saw a strong Peter was hiding his face inside to cry.

7th floor...

Danny had to take so many medicines every day to cure her disease.

6th floor....

Every day, Heng still bought 7 newspapers a day to look for a job.

4th floor...

Rose was fighting with her boyfriend again... Perhaps this time it was serious.


3rd floor...

This old man everyday was still looking for somebody to come to visit him.


2nd floor....


Lilly was still watching back the photo of her husband who passed away 6 months ago...
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OOPPSSSS
Before jumping off, I thought that I'm the unluckiest person in this life. However, after observing so many cases, I realized that everybody has their own worries and sadness



And I realized that my life was not as worst as i've ever thought


Everybody was looking at me...
"I think, now they all will feel, their circumstances are not the worst in this world...."



...~So, think carefully before you jump off~...And APPRECIATE AND BE HAPPY WITH WHATEVER YOU HAVE
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HOW TO HAVE A PERFECT HEALTH?


I received this precious email from friend as lately I have had some problems with my health. I don't want to tell it too detailed, but it does SERIOUS and makes me worry and sick so much. And I was really confused and felt hopeless when I couldn't find any solution how to have good health (before that i never take care of my health seriously because I thought I'm strong :() Only when problems came, i realized that I was in emergency. And this is the time, I HAVE TO take care of my health immediately. So these are the things I should do to protect my health and I think You SHOULD do it too, because nobody has no disease in our body. So better take care of our health before it's too late.

HOW TO HAVE A PERFECT GOOD HEALTH DAY???
7.30 a.m. Get up.
Researchers at the University of Westminster found that, regardless of what time they go to bed, people who rise between 5.22am and 7.21am have higher levels of the stress hormone cortisol in their bloodstream. Cortisol makes you more prone to stress-induced heart attacks, so waking up after 7.21am could offer protection. Switch on a light'
Exposing yourself to light as soon as you wake will reset the body clock which governs our sleeping and waking patterns,' says Professor Jim Horne, who runs the Sleep Research Centre at Loughborough University. Have a glass of water.
Water is needed for thousands of chemical processes in the body. A deficiency can cause headaches, dry skin and sore eyes. A glass in the morning offsets night-time dehydration.
7.30 a.m. - 8 a.m. Brush your teeth before breakfast.
This prevents dental erosion from food by coating the teeth with protective fluoride. Otherwise, wait half an hour after breakfast.
8 a.m. - 8.30 a.m. Eat breakfast'
Never miss this meal as you need to stabilize blood sugar levels,' says Dr Kevin Whelan, a dietitian and lecturer in natural sciences at King's College London. Try porridge oats - they have a low glycemic index, which means they release energy slowly to make you feel fuller for longer. Apply sun screen'
Even on cloudy or cool days, the skin can be damaged by UV rays,' says Dr Colin Holden, president of the British Association of Dermatologists. 'UVB causes skin cancer and an SPF of 15 or above will help to protect you.'
8.30 a.m. - 9 a.m. Avoid the gym
Researchers at Brunel University in Middlesex found that athletes who train early in the morning may be more vulnerable to infections, because the immune system is at its weakest at this time. Walk to work.
A team at the University of Massachusetts medical school found that people who walked every day had 25 percent fewer colds than those who were sedentary.
9 a.m. - 9.30 a.m. Take off your jacket.
Tight clothes can distort posture and lead to backache, says Robin Shepherd, acting chairman of the General Osteopathic Council.
9.30 a.m. Start your most difficult tasks.
Make a start on any demanding mental activities. Researchers at the Sleep-Wake Disorders Centre in New York found most people are at their most alert one to two hours after waking.
10.30 a.m. Take a screen break.
If you use a computer, take three-minute vision breaks at least once an hour, says Dr Kevin Lewis, of the College of Optometrists. The lens of the eye is held by a muscle, which pushes and pulls it. When we read on a screen, the focusing mechanism is locked in place. As a result, the muscle can tire, leading to eye strain. 'Our blinking rate - needed to keep the eye moist - also diminishes when we look at a computer screen leading to tired, gritty eyes,' he says.
11 a.m. Have a piece of fruit.
This is the best way to tackle mid-morning sugar cravings. Have one dark green vegetable, such as spinach, and one orange or red fruit every day. The iron from the veg almost quadruples the body's absorption of vitamin C in the fruit.
12 p.m. Have beans on toast.
You need a lunch to satisfy your appetite and provide slow-release energy. 'Baked beans are full of fiber and the tomato sauce means they count as one portion of fruit and veg,' says Dr Whelan. Chew sugar-free gum.
This stimulates the flow of saliva, which contains minerals that protect enamel under attack from sweet or acidic foods. Researchers at Glasgow Caledonian University found chewing gum suppresses appetite. Those containing Xylitol reduce harmful bacteria.
2.30 p.m. - 3.30 p.m. Take a nap.
Our body clock is designed to have a dip in wakefulness. A University of Athens study found that people who took a nap for 30 minutes or more at least three times a week were 37 per cent less likely to die from heart disease.
4 p.m. Have a pot of yogurt.
This will steady blood-sugar levels and prevent a post-work binge. Probiotic yogurts may help maintain the gut by redressing the balance of bad bacteria. 'But choose diet yogurts over low-fat ones, which can contain more sugar,' says Dr Whelan. Interspersing mid-morning and afternoon snacks with three main meals may protect the heart. According to the Medical Research Council's Human Nutrition Unit, fatty acids in the blood remain stable when you eat little and often - this avoids the peaks and troughs linked to heart disease.
5 p.m. - 7 p.mGo to the gym.
According to our body clock, this is the best time to exercise, says says Dr Rav Naik, an orthopaedic sports physician and GP in Sheffield. 'Our core body temperature is at its optimal level, which mean the heart and lung function at their best, muscles are warm, tendons are flexible, reaction time is at its sharpest, and the stress hormone cortisol, which can damage the immune system, is low.' Swimming is particularly good. A 20-minute session burns 240 calories, as well as give the body a full muscle and aerobic workout.
7 p.m. Have a daily post-work drink.
Researchers at University College London found those who drink moderately and regularly have significantly sharper thought processes than teetotallers. This may be because alcohol can increase blood flow to the brain and so improve mental function.
7.30 p.m. Have a light dinner.
A large meal of carbohydrates prompts a rise in blood sugar and puts the digestive system into overdrive, affecting sleep. 'It can take seven hours for food to go from the mouth into the small intestine. Too many carbohydrates can lead to fermentation in the gut, resulting in bloating and possibly disrupted sleep,' says Dr Whelan. Opt instead for a meal high in vegetables, with smaller portions of carbohydrates and protein. Eat slowly and chew properly. 'It takes 15 minutes for your brain to recognize your stomach is full, so if you rush your food you can end up eating far more,' he says.
9.45 p.m. Switch off the TV.
This will prevent over-stimulation of the brain that could lead to disrupted sleep. Avoid watching TV in bed for the same reason.
11 p.m. Have a warm bath'.
Body temperature needs to fall in order to help us sleep. Though the bath itself is warm, stepping out of the water will immediately cool the body,' says Professor Jim Horne, of the Sleep Research Centre at Loughborough University.
11.30 p.m. Go to bed.
This will allow you up to eight hours' sleep if you are getting up at 7.30am. Though there is no set amount of time an adult needs to sleep, Professor Horne points out that on average men should sleep for around seven hours and women for seven hours and 20 minutes. 

It's important to get more than five hours' sleep if you want to stay slim.
A study by Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, found that women who sleep five or fewer hours per night are at risk of major weight gain. This may be because sleeping less may affect changes in the basal metabolic rate (the number of calories you burn when you rest). Keeping to the same bedtime will also help synchronize your body clock so you sleep well. 

Make sure your bedroom is dark.
This will maximize production of the sleep hormone melatonin. Keep the room relatively cool and avoid thick nightwear or heavy blankets. 'When body temperature is raised, it is more difficult to fall asleep,' says Prof Horne. If, after 15 minutes, you find you can't get to sleep, read or do a jigsaw by a dim light.
P/S: Million thanks to Jacky who sent this email to me. I'm trying to do it daily. Thank once again:)
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MISTAKE


Being busy with all happiness, sadness, business in my personal life, I totally forgot the very important day of You. I did remind myself about this date 16 August before that few days. I did plan to do something for you on your important day. But by the end, I FORGOT. How could I let this happen. I'm sure, that day, so many people came to celebrate with you, to wish you all the best thing. It's so bad that nobody in the family called me just to share with me the happy moment that you were having even it's through the phone. :( How could I turn back time??? I feel so bad and I'm so selfish. I'M SORRY MOM, HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY TO YOU. 
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PENANG


As promised, I'm here after Penang trip. However, this time, attending the dinner, I didn't have to wear Malaysian cloths, so no interesting picture for you to see whether I look like a Malaysian girl or not :D.
But I have some sort of other photos as well. This is not the first time I've been to Penang. The first trip was also sweet and excellent to me.
We went to the beach (the hotel was near to the beach actually, how nice!!!).

We went to the park 

And we went to the temple. I think some of you might know this temple because it's so famous. Can you see the Buddha statue on top behind me? )

And back to the sea again:

So basically, the first trip we already went: "up to the mountain, down the sea, back to the nature" :D. I was satisfied! And this time is the second Penang trip. Not much up and down, we purposely came to Penang for a dinner (Celebration 32nd National convention of Apex clubs of Malaysia.) And the interesting thing is: I'm not even a member of this club. I was invited by a member


Taking a quick photo with boyfriend before checking in:
Few random photos before going to the dinner. I took so many, but I don't want to flood up my blog, so I just show you 3 of them :D
This is our room... You see how nice it is! But the nicest in this hotel i think is the toilet paper :p Dinner time. After dinner:

This trip was about a family trip, thus not many people joined us, but so far we all had a very happy time.
And I did have something changed if any of you notice;) What is it?
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